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  • Colleen Loach and Vermont 4th in CCI4*-S in Kentucky

    first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Jessica Phoenix and Bogue Sound finished in 8th place. (MacMillan Photography)The decimated field in the CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event ‒ just 22 remaining from the original 40 starters thanks to an unforgiving cross-country course ‒ took to the main arena on Sunday over Steve Stephens show jumping track. Lots of rails were lowered and many had trouble making the 80 seconds time allowed.For the Canadians, Jessica Phoenix and Wabbit were first up (and first out to test the course). They had a number of lucky rubs and then took the final fence down, plus added 3.2 time penalties. Their final score of 66.5 put them in a very respectable 10th place to finish the weekend.She was followed by Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye, who logged one of just five clear rounds without jumping or time penalties to retain their score of 71.1 and finish in 12th place.Phoenix’s second ride, Pavarotti, had three rails plus two time penalties for a final score of 69 for 11th place. Her third and final mount, Bogue Sound, lowered two fences and crossed the timers just a smidge late to score 8.8 penalties for a total of 61.3 and a terrific 8th-place end to the weekend.Jessica Phoenix and Wabbit had a 10th place result. (MacMillan Photography)“For our first competition back since last November, I could not have been happier with all three of them,” she said of her horses. “I definitely knocked some rust off in there, which was great. I felt bad that I had that many rails on Rottie, but I tried to make up for some of my mistakes.“And Wabbit was just unbelievable in there. For his first time in the Rolex stadium he really held it together.” She added that Watson GS seems fine now after exhibiting lameness caused by an abscess in a hind hoof during the dressage phase.Colleen Loach had been sitting in third place, but unfortunately Vermont had one rail for a final tally of 45.8 to drop a placing and finish in 4th overall – still a terrific result.“Goldie [FE Golden Eye] jumped really sure super in there; he was quite spooky in the warm-up but he got in there and did his job. And then Monty [Vermont] was a little bit backed off from yesterday in the warm up, but he went in there and felt really good and my reins just got a little long after the triple and he got a bit flat to the vertical, but he jumped really well.” Next stop for these two horses is Jersey Fresh in Allentown, NJ, for the four-star long May 5-9.4* winners Alyssa Phillips and Oskar. (MacMillan Photography)Alyssa Phillips and Oskar continued to build the tension with a fabulous clear round, leaving it all on the shoulders of overnight leader Tamra Smith and EnVogue, who did not have the luxury of even a rail in hand. And that rail came down in the middle of the triple combination, handing the win to an overwhelmed Phillips and her 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding, finishing with 37.9.“He’s a great horse, and it’s a big show, he really tried hard for me in there,” said the delighted 25-year-old. “I just couldn’t be happier with him. To win and to be here at his first four-star in Kentucky is amazing. I’m so proud of him.”Phillips is coached by Jennie Brannigan and also had her mom and friends in the nearly empty stands cheering her on.“The girls that I have here, I went to college with them or I knew them from back in Texas and growing up, and we haven’t seen each other for a while since we’re all doing different things. It’s awesome that they’re here, awesome that my mom was able to come; I’m so happy that Jennie’s here and I just couldn’t be more grateful for everyone that surrounds me and helps me and my horse.”Third place went to another American, Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and the nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Cooley Moonshine, who had a double-clear round to finish on 42.5.See the final 4* leaderboard here. Tags: Jessica Phoenix, Pavarotti, Colleen Loach, Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Alyssa Phillips, FE Golden Eye, Vermont, Bogue Sound, CCI4*-S, Wabbit, Oskar, SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Email*last_img read more

  • Mondelēz MD backs IGD campaign with visit to Bedfordshire school

    first_imgMondelēz International managing director Mike Taylor has attended Kempston Challenger Academy to educate pupils about the food industry as part of IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future campaign.Taylor, along with a handful of other volunteers from the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign, organised by global food and grocery charity IGD, spent the day offering advice to students about what work was available in the food industry.Taylor shared his knowledge about the industry and set up workshops, which featured activities to build confidence and developing key employability skills such as communication, teamwork and decision-making.The Mondelēz managing director said it was a privilege to meet students at Kempston Challenger Academy and share his industry insights and career path with them.“Inspiring the next generation of food and grocery talent is really important both to me and our business and I would encourage my fellow industry colleagues to sign up and share their expertise with students at a school local to them,” said Taylor.“It’s also a great personal development opportunity and I got as much out of it as the students did. Thanks to the team at IGD for facilitating the activity.”Ian Evason, executive principal of Kempston Challenger Academy, said they looked forward to working with IGD and welcoming the industry volunteers in the future.“We are very pleased to be part of the Feeding Britain’s Future program of workshops,” said Evason. “We feel it is important that industry and the academy work together to give our students opportunities to develop skills for the working world.”Since the Feeding Britain’s Future school workshops began, 15,000 students have attended a workshop.last_img read more

  • Lil Wayne Discusses ‘Tha Carter V’ On Fallon, Performs New Track, “Dedicate”, With The Roots

    first_imgAfter years locked up in label disputes, Lil Wayne‘s long-awaited new album, Tha Carter V, finally arrived last week. The 23-track album marks the fifth installment in the prolific rapper’s enormously successful, Grammy-winning series of albums. However, in addition to the baseline excitement of fans about a new Weezy LP, the significant buzz surrounding this specific release stems from a long fraught battle his parent label, Cash Money Records, and Birdman, the label’s leader and Wayne’s noted musical father figure.Lil Wayne stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night in support of his new album, performing his newly released track “Dedicate” with The Roots, The Tonight Show’s house band. Rocking a fanny pack and floral pants, Lil Wayne also sat down with Jimmy Fallon for an interview segment, discussing a variety of topics with the late night talk show host.Weezy first discussed the legality issues behind his new record, and why it took so long to officially release Tha Carter V. Lil Wayne said, “I’m an artist, I’m a musician,” and touched on the fact that when the business side of music becomes too intense, it takes away from artistry and creativity. He then went into discussing his love for skateboarding and how he got into skating, saying, “I had too much free time on my hands.” For the remainder of the interview, Lil Wayne discussed how he doesn’t write songs—he just goes into the studio and freestyles whatever is on his mind that day—and how remembering lyrics has always been a challenge for him.Watch Lil Wayne’s interview with Jimmy Fallon below, as well as his in-studio performance of “Dedicate” with the legendary Roots.Lil Wayne Interview – ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Lil Wayne w/ The Roots – “Dedicate”[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]last_img read more

  • Targeting ‘lipid chaperones’ may hold promise for lifelong preservation of metabolic health

    first_img Read Full Story Researchers have found that, in a mouse model, it may be possible to achieve lifelong metabolic health. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health scientists found that mice that lack fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) exhibit substantial protection against obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease as they age compared with mice that have FABPs. However, this remarkable extension of metabolic health was not found to lengthen lifespan.“From a public health perspective, extending the number of years that people are healthy would be a huge achievement,” said Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and Sabri Ülker Center at Harvard Chan School. “Our findings show that this may be possible through a mechanism that can be translated into human populations through pharmacological and nutritional interventions.”The study appeared online Oct. 10, 2017 in Cell Reports.FABPs are escort proteins or “lipid chaperones” that latch onto fat molecules, transport them within cells, and dictate their biological effects. Previous work from Hotamisligil’s lab found that when FABP-deficient mice were fed high-fat or high-cholesterol-containing diets, they did not develop type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, or heart disease.Metabolic health typically deteriorates with age, and researchers believe that this contributes to age-associated chronic diseases and mortality. Studies have shown that high-calorie diets impair metabolism and accelerate aging; conversely, calorie restriction has been shown to prevent age-related metabolic diseases and extend lifespan.In the new study, Hotamisligil, co-first authors Khanichi Charles, Min-Dian Li, and colleagues examined metabolic function in multiple cohorts of FABP-deficient mice throughout their life. They found that FABP deficiency markedly reduced age-related weight gain, inflammation, deterioration of glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic malfunctions. This effect was more strongly observed in female than male mice. Surprisingly however, they did not find any improvement to lifespan or preservation of muscular, cognitive, or cardiac functions with age.The researchers saw striking similarities between the alterations in tissue gene expression and metabolite signatures in the genetic model of FABP-deficiency developed for this study and the alterations that occur due to calorie restriction. The findings suggest that it may be possible to mimic part of the metabolic benefits of calorie restriction by targeting FABPs. In addition, by examining the molecular differences between these models, it may also be possible to identify other pathways that contribute to longer life span or alternative strategies to prevent metabolic diseases.“These simple proteins carry many fascinating mysteries that could unlock some of the greatest challenges to human health,” said Hotamisligil.Other Harvard Chan School authors included Feyza Engin, Ana Paula Arruda, and Karen Inouye.Work on FABPs in Hotamisligil’s lab is supported in part by the grant from the National Institutes of Health (AI116901). Charles was supported by training grants 5T32ES016645 and 5T32CA009078.“Uncoupling of Metabolic Health from Longevity through Genetic Alteration of Adipose Tissue Lipid-Binding Proteins,” Khanichi Charles, Min-Dian Li, Feyza Engin, Ana Paula Arruda, Karen Inouye, Gökhan Hotamisligil, Cell Reports, online 10.10.17last_img read more

  • Tickets Now On Sale for Off-Broadway Return of Soul Doctor

    first_imgTickets are now available for the off-Broadway return of Soul Doctor. The musical, which features music by Shlomo Carlebach, lyrics by David Schechter with additional lyrics by Carlebach and a book by Daniel S. Wise, will begin at The Actors Temple on November 25. Opening night is set for December 14. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 25, 2015 Casting for the off-Broadway production will be announced at a later date. The tuner, which originally premiered in the summer of 2012 at the New York Theatre Workshop, played Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre in 2013 with a cast led by Eric Anderson and Amber Iman. Soul Doctor The bio-musical tells the story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, and his friendship with legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. As a “Rock Star Rabbi” of the 1960s, Carlebach struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the “free love” generation. Related Showslast_img read more

  • Setting Your Sights On Eye Health

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Our eyes allow us to see life in all its natural wonder. What we see serves as inspiration to awaken the rest of our senses.As March is Eye Health Awareness Month, consider what the experts have to say on how to keep those windows to the world healthy.Get routine checkupsFor adults, annual exams are critical for a proper evaluation of eye health, says Dr. Matthew Gorski, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Great Neck. A comprehensive eye exam in which the eyes are dilated explores the entire eye and its surrounding structures, testing vision and eye pressure.“Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, floaters, dry eye syndrome, and refractive error are common issues that are diagnosed and routinely managed with an ophthalmologist,” says Dr. Gorski.In addition to annual screenings with their pediatrician, children should also be periodically checked by a pediatric ophthalmologist, says Dr. Ketan Laud, retinal surgeon for Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI).“The circuits between the brain and the eyes are established by age 11,” so it is critical to identify any weak connections early, explains Dr. Laud.A lazy eye or amblyopia in a child could be corrected by therapy, surgery, or a patching program in which the stronger eye is covered to force the weaker eye to work harder. If caught early enough, this condition may be corrected with prescription lenses, he says.Watch for warning signsIf you’re experiencing unusual symptoms — a sudden onset of flashing lights or floating spots, sudden loss in vision, double vision, headaches or increase in headaches — follow up, says Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff, a neuro visual optometrist at the Neuro Visual Center of New York in Garden City.“It’s important to rule out an ocular problem,” she says. “It doesn’t have to be life threatening but if someone is seeing flashes of light, it can be vision threatening.”Nearsightedness or farsightedness could be corrected with glasses or contacts, she adds.Choose your eyewear wiselyChoosing between contact lenses or glasses is truly “a lifestyle choice,” says Dr. Richard G. Davis, ophthalmologist and managing partner at Precision Eye Care (an OCLI Division) and medical director at Island Eye Surgicenter in Huntington.Contacts come in handy during “sports activities where having the correction closer to the eye aids in better visualization of fast movements with less peripheral distortion.”Having a backup pair of eyeglasses is valuable if contacts can’t be worn due to an irritation or infection.“Eyeglasses provide an element of protection to the eyes not afforded by contact lenses,” he says.Avoid eye-related injuriesWearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB light helps prevent the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, and decreases the risk of eyelid skin cancers, says Dr. Gorski. Use protective glasses during activities such as gardening, operating heavy tools or machinery, fishing, or playing sports.Prevent infection by “properly cleaning or discarding contacts, never sleeping or swimming in contacts, and routinely seeing your eye care specialist.”And don’t smoke.“Smoking has been linked to the development of cataracts, age- related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye syndrome and can worsen thyroid-related eye disease,” he warns.Heart healthy = eye healthyAccording to Dr. Laud, there isn’t a strong link between diet and eyesight, however, “you can always be proactive,” especially if you have a family history of macular degeneration.“Everybody should be eating a heart-healthy diet,” the doctor says. That means one that is low fat and rich in fish and dark, leafy vegetables that provide antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin.Your eyes help you to connect to people, the environment and the world. They are the windows into your overall health and well-being. Practice due diligence to achieve a clear path of eye health and a greater quality of life.TAKE A LOOKDid you know that the blue light from your computer screen may put you at an increase for eye disease? OJO Eye Care Crystals is here to help. A new quick dissolving crystal that is packed with Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Vitamin C and E, all the essentials you need protect and preserve your vision. Each packet of OJO contains a full daily dose of AREDS 2 vitamins that have been clinically shown by the National Eye Institute’s AREDS 2 study to promote eye health. Available in three flavors: Citrus Lutein Burst, Berry Lutein Blast and Sugar Free Citrus Lutein Burst, $39.95 (box of 30 sachets) at ojocrystals.com.last_img read more

  • US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Kabul to meet Afghan political rivals

    first_imgUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Monday in the Afghan capital, on a previously unannounced visit to help salvage a historic deal between Washington and the Taliban, struck in February but marred by a political feud.Pompeo will meet President Ashraf Ghani and longtime rival Abdullah Abdullah, who contests the result of a September presidential vote, raising the prospect of parallel governments that has paralyzed selection of negotiating teams for talks.His visit is being watched closely for clues to whether it can resolve the weeks-long political deadlock. “We’ll see if…that would mean things are negotiated and they are ready for a final settlement,” said a diplomatic source in Kabul.Pompeo is scheduled to meet the men separately and also hold meetings with both together on Monday.A row over the release of prisoners and the politicians’ rivalry have hampered progress in mediation between the Taliban and the Afghan government, which was not a party to the US-Taliban deal, signed in Doha.The deal signed on Feb. 29 aimed to pave the way for the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government, including a pact to withdraw foreign troops that would effectively end the United States’ longest war. But the Afghan government and the Taliban have not begun formal negotiation as planned, stymied in part by the bitter feud between Ghani and Abdullah, which has stalled appointment of a negotiation team to represent the Afghan government.Pompeo’s visit comes at a time when much global travel has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 300,000 and killed more than 14,000 globally.US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, who has spent much of his time in Kabul since the deal signing, made a plea to both sides last week to act fast on the release of prisoners, a condition the Taliban have set for the talks.Khalilzad said the pandemic added urgency for the release, illustrating how the outbreak is affecting one of US President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities.With 40 infections in Afghanistan, fears are growing that the thousands returning home from neighboring Iran every day might fuel the outbreak in a nation with a public health network devastated by years of war.The Taliban and the Afghan government held a “virtual” meeting on prisoner releases on Sunday, officials said.In February, Afghanistan’s Electoral Commission announced incumbent Ghani as the winner of the presidential election, but Abdullah said he and his allies had won and insisted that he would form a government. Topics :last_img read more

  • Cottage transforms into a luxury inner city Brisbane home

    first_imgBefore the pool went in.Positioned in an idyllic location adjoining lush parkland, this beautiful home offers spacious, low maintenance, inner city living at its best.“The terrace overlooks the modern pool – the perfect location for summer entertaining. The property enjoys direct access to parkland at the rear, providing a lush, leafy outlook and also an enviable spot for children to play.” The way it used to be before renovation. The house was raised before the architect redesign began. Grand entertainment space. Lots of natural light in the bathroom.The original home was built in 1920, according to CoreLogic records, and underwent a major renovation just before the current owners moved in.The traditional colonial cottage was transformed by an architect-designed renovation program into a modern, luxury retreat.Agents Tim Douglas and Scott MacDonald of Place Paddington have just put the property on the market, with the listing for the house and its 405sq m block focusing on the park at its back door. 29 Emma St, Red Hill Qld 4059YOU may find it hard to believe how this luxury inner city house used to look.The amazing renovation project in Brisbane’s Red Hill has hit the market and may floor you.The four bedroom, three bathroom, double car space house at 29 Emma St may have had a very humble beginning as a cottage in Brisbane’s inner city, but it has certainly come of age now.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe pool backs on to parkland. The front of the house. Quiet spot to contemplate the nature of things. The kitchen is a delight for entertainers.last_img read more

  • Former Qld treasurer Keith De Lacy has made another substantial property play

    first_imgFormer Queensland Treasurer Keith DeLacy and his wife Yvonne at their former Redlynch home which they sold for $950,000. Picture: Justin Brierty.FORMER Queensland Treasurer Keith De Lacy and his wife Yvonne had gone for the high life for their new home.The couple sold off their home at Redlynch in Cairns last year for $950,000 and also an inner city apartment in MacArthur Chambers fir $1.475 million last year.At the time Mr De Lacy said they were looking to move into another inner city apartment.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Property records now reveal the couple purchased in the up-market Abian Residences built by Sunland in Alice Street.They contracted to buy the apartment off the plan in 2014 for $2.64 million. The 41-storey tower overlooks the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.Meanwhile the buyers of the De Lacy’s MacArthur Chambers penthouse, developers Virginia and Chris Anderson have now listed the apartment they already owned in the building for rent.It is available fully furnished for $700 a week.The two-bedroom apartment is in a corner position which overlooks the Queen Street Mall.There complex has a gym, outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, barbecue and entertainment area. It is listed through Ashley Liu of nextrealty.com.au.last_img read more

  • Premier Oil hires Apexindo’s jack-up rig

    first_imgLondon-listed oil firm Premier Oil has reportedly hired one of Apexindo’s jack-up drilling rigs on a three-month term deal.According to the maritime and offshore analytics company VesselsValue, Premier Oil hired the Indonesian drilling contractor’s three-year-old Tasha jack-up.The rig was hired on Tuesday, November 28, and the contract is supposed to last until February 27, 2018, the website said.The drilling rig’s previous deal was a two phase charter with Premier Oil on the Anoa field in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia. The first phase was for four wells with an expected duration of 135 days, scheduled to end in November.Under the original charter, the second phase of the contract was optional and, if exercised, would last for 324 days, starting in April 2018. The rig was supposed to be available for other work in between the two phases.It is not clear whether this latest three-month deal is a part of the second phase, or if this is a contract unrelated to the Anoa contract.Tasha is of a Friede Goldman JU 2000E design, built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp. in China. It can drill to a maximum depth of 30,000 feet and can accommodate 140 people.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more