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PhD scholarship on computational materials design, Denmark

first_imgThe predicted materials combinations will subsequently be synthesized, characterized and integrated into full systems.EligibilityCandidates should have a master’s degree in physics, chemistry or materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.The successful candidate has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of project. Candidates with experience in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry and related areas shall be favoured.RemunerationThe salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.The employment is expected to start 1 September 2011.ApplicationYou  must send your online application by 29 July 2011. Please open the link THIS LINK, fill in the application form and attach the following documents;A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.If you need further information concerning this position, please contact Senior Researcher Tejs Vegge, +45 4677 5818, [email protected] (please do not send applications to this e-mail address, but use the electronic submission system).The Official Web page Deadline: 29 July 2011Open to: Master’s degree holders in physics, chemistry or materials science or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineeringThe Materials Research Division at Risø DTU, is seeking candidates for a PhD scholarship on computational materials design in the Energy Storage and Conversion group. The scholarship is part of a joined project with the company Amminex A/S on “New Materials for Ammonia Storage” funded by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation“, and also involves collaboration with the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD).The projectThe development of a sustainable energy infrastructure is going to require carbon-free/neutral energy carriers, which can be stored and transported efficiently and safely. Ammonia is a promising energy carrier that can be store reversibly in metal halides, which combine efficient storage with safe handling. These so-called metal ammines are also used for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for exhaust cleaning in diesel passenger cars SCR (deNOx).The aim of project is to tailor and improve the materials properties by mixing different salts or introducing dopants on the atomic level. Here, advanced computational methods, which combine density functional theory (DFT) calculations on model structures and database methods with supercomputing facilities in large screening studies will be applied, to select optimal materials combinations for:improved ammonia storage in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systemsfor exhaust cleaning in diesel passenger cars, and for improved integration of fuel cells (FC) for ammonia fed zero-carbon power generation Pocket Reddit Tweet Share 0 +1 Similar Stories center_img ← Second Call for Applications – Summer School in Holocaust Studies, Macedonia LinkedIn 0 PhD scholarship on computational materials design, Denmark Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Yota Space Festival 2011 → July 7, 2011 Published by Site Default last_img read more

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FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Athletes from the USA, Canada and Mexico lined out in the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, USA where there were a total of 20 sets of medals up for grabs.Competitors between the ages of 14 and 21 years were in action once again, and with 222 entries across five disciplines it was another hectic and spectacular fixture. These Championships date back to 1974 as an Eventing challenge between the USA and Canada, with Dressage added in 1981 and Jumping a year later. The first complete Young Riders Championship was held in British Columbia, Canada in 1982 while Juniors joined the ranks in 2006 and the discipline of Reining was added to the schedule in 2008 with Endurance combing on board in 2011.DressageThe USA Region 7 team won the Young Rider Dressage Team title with a finishing score of 206.421, improving from silver medal position at the 2012 Championships. The highest score for the winning side was 71.105 registered by 20-year-old Jamie Pestana who was Junior Individual and Freestyle champion in 2010. Pestana clearly understands the concept of team sport, commenting afterwards “it’s great when you’re out there and your team is cheering for you and you know that you’re not just there for yourself, but for your team-mates and your region”. All four members of this side were from California, and 18-year-old Ariel Thomas, who contributed a score of 67.184 with Montfleury pointed out “it’s really nice because we have so many shows and CDIs (in the region), so it really helps us get the feel of what it’s going to be like before we come here”. The other two members of the victorious Region 7 side were 20-year-old Jaclyn Pepper who produced a mark of 68.132 with Taboo and 16-year-old Teresa Adams who posted 64.237 with Weejee.Pestana had to settle for silver medal spot in both the Young Rider Individual and Freestyle however when Ayden Uhlir from Region 6 reigned supreme in both with Sjapoer. It was a clear-cut result on both occasions, Sjapoer racking up 71.605 to top the Individual and an impressive 72.175 to clinch the Freestyle. Uhlir calls her 14-year-old gelding her “other half” and insists they are very alike. “We’re very social and overall happy!” she said. Pestana has enjoyed fluctuating fortunes with Winzalot in these Championships in previous years but was right on song this time with the nine-year-old this time around. “I got him as a baby, and we moved up the levels together” the rider pointed out. Bronze in the Individual event went to Devon Wycoff from Region 5 while in the Freestyle it was Canada’s Tanya Strasser Shostak and Action Time who stood on the third step of the podium.Double-champion Uhlir showed her class when failing to be unnerved when the music stopped during her Freestyle, continuing on as if nothing had happened and then picking it up again when the music was restored. “I just stayed on my exact pace” she said afterwards, “I knew that when the music would come back on I’d be where I was supposed to be…I just rode it, and it all worked out in the end!”The Canada/Quebec team took Junior Dressage team gold for the second successive year, pinning USA Region 7 into silver and Region 3 into bronze. The winning side of 16-year-old Naima Moreira Laliberte (Windbreaker), Laurence Blais Tetreault (Lowelas), 17-year-old Felixe Cote Villeneuve (Pissaro) and 15-year-old Betrice Boucher (Dante) racked up a score of 201.864. Tetrault said the team win was the result of hard work. “I think we just trained really hard. Naima and I are from the same state, so we train and work together. Working together I think really helped us” she said.It was a close contest for the Junior Individual Dressage medals but Lindsey Holleger from Region 3 won through with a great performance from Friedenfurst to pip Naima Moreira Laliberte and Windbreaker from the gold medal winning Canada Quebec team, while team silver medallist Rison Naness (Venezia) claimed the bronze. Holleger’s winning score was 70.974.Junior Freestyle champion was 16-year-old Laurence Blais Tetreault who had already helped Canada Quebec to the team gold. Riding the 13-year-old Lowelas, Tetreault posted a fantastic mark of 71.525, and said afterwards “I would definitely recommend NAJYRC (these Championships) to other riders. It prepares you if you want to go further (in the sport). In my future, I think I’m going to look back and be so happy that I got the chance to do this” she added wisely.JumpingThe Jumping action got underway with a Speed class for both Juniors and Young Riders which counted towards the individual standings. And there was an interesting tie between Mexico’s Eugenio Garza riding Bariano and Zone 1’s Dana Scott with Whatever RB in the Junior division. Zone 4’s Kaley Tomeu and Belle Bleu finished third here.The course was designed by Steve Stephens and in the Young Riders section it was Lillie Keenan from Zone 2 who produced the quickest round with Londinium to head off Zone 4’s Shawn Casey in second place and Zone 2’s Charlotte Jacobs in third.And it was Zone 2 that clinched team gold in both Young Riders and Juniors. Stephens set a tough track for the Young Rider team event and there were only two clear rounds, the winning side completing on a total of 36 faults. Lillie Keenan and Londinium led her side to victory with a single fence down in each round. Mattias Tromp (Casey) added four and eight while Michael Hughes (Luxina) double-faulted in both rounds. It was a difficult outing for Gabrielle Bausano and Ubico H who picked up 20 first-round penalties before being eliminated second time into the ring.Keenas described the course as “challenging” but said she didn’t give her horse the best ride…”he rose to the occasion though” she said.The combined team from Zones 8 and 10 took Young Rider team silver with a total of 47 faults. Hannah von Heidegger and Geledimar produced one of just two clear rounds of the day to make a major contribution and was joined by Taylor Alexander (Everest de Muze), Haley Schwab (Wakyra) and Robert Jornayvaz (Williams). Heidegger describes her mare as “quirky, but that’s why I love her!”Young Rider team bronze went to Zones 3 and 5 with consistent performances from the three-member squad of Kate Morrison (Windoctro), Catherine Tyree (Wetter) and Chloe Reid (Victor E) who finished just two faults behind the silver medallists.The Junior Jumping team title went to Zone 2 led by Allison Toffolon (Kadans Webster) and Katherine Strauss (Chellando Z) who went double-clear. Victoria Press (Cayenne) was foot-perfect first time out but left two on the floor in the second round while Kira Kerkorian (Leopold) suffered elimination in both rounds. The final team total however was just eight faults. At just 14 years of age it was quite an achievement for Strauss who said “I just came from Spruce Meadows and I was nervous coming here because the courses at Spruce are in a big field, and you go in an open gallop and there are a lot of unrelated lines. There, if you mess up a line, you can usually continue the rest of the course better. Here, if you mess up one line you might mess up a few to come”.It came down to a third-round decider between Mexico and Zone 4 for silver and bronze and three clears in the jump-off clinched silver for the Mexican side of Eugenio Garza (Bariano), Andres Berganza (Catello 3), Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanex (Puertas Catena), and Adrian Berganza (Corlando van Koekshof). Zone 4’s bronze medallists were Haley Waters (No Doubt), Jenna Friedman (Zidrocto), Sophie Simpson (Why Not) and Kaely Tomeu (Belle Beau).The stage was now set for the Individual finals, and they didn’t disappoint with Keenan taking the Young Rider title and Garza Perez claiming Junior gold. There were 18 through to the closing stages in the Young Riders division and it came down to a three-way battle between Kate Morrison, Lillie Keenan and Charlotte Jacobs – the latter in the lead carrying 7.58 faults going into the final day. A pole down put paid to her chance of gold however and she had to settle for bronze when Keenan jumped clear to stay on her running tally of eight faults and Morrison, carrying 13.70, did likewise for the silver. Keenan described Londinium as “a really special horse. We started showing this year and he was a star right away. We got along very, very well”. Jacobs said of the pressure “I took a lot of deep breaths and tried to do the best of my ability”.Junior champion was Eugenio Garza Perez with Bariano who was tied with three others going into the last day and who never touchd a pole over five rounds of jumping. He understood the consequences of his last-day effort not just for himself, but also for the Mexican team. “We knew that one rail could cost us and we would be out of the medals. I was nervous, I’m not going to lie” he admitted afterwards. “I felt like I rose to the occasion when I needed to and performed well under pressure. My coaches believe in me, and I’m glad I could show them!” he said.Individual Junior silver went to 14-year-old Katherine Strauss from Zone 2 who collected just four faults over five rounds of jumping with Chellano Z and bronze sent to Sydney Shulman and Quidam who completed with just five faults on the scoreboard.EventingThe team from Area lll took the Young Rider Eventing Championship title ahead of the combined side from Areas Xll, Xlll, lX while Area V claimed team bronze. And Area lll also claimed two of the three individual medals with Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace standing top of the podium and bronze medallist Jennifer Caras (Fernhill Stowaway) separated by Area V’s Rowdie Adams (No Money Down).It was dressage leader Adams who still held sway after the cross-country phase having enjoyed a spectacular ride with No Money Down, the only horse-and-rider combination to finish their run over the fixed fences without jumping or time faults. The eventual individual champion, Martin, lay second with the addition of just two time penalties while Caras was in third having added 11.6. This also ensured that Area lll had the team advantage going into the final Jumping phase.And with one of just two clear rounds over the coloured poles, 18-year-old Martin sealed it. She said afterwards that riding Quantum Solace “feels like you’re sitting on top of the world…I know he can make it over (the fences). I’ve never felt a horse that has so much heart and power, and it’s effortless” Martin said of her eight-year-old Argentinian thoroughbred gelding which was originally destined to be a showjumper. “I had no idea what kind of horse he could turn into. It’s pretty cool to think two short years ago I didn’t think he could do this. He’s pretty mature for his age. He’s my best friend, and he’s the only thing that stayed consistent in my life. He’s always there for me”, she added.Last into the ring, Adams had two rails down when settling into silver medal spot. It’s been something of a fairytale story for this rider and the horse she rescued from a junkyard six years ago. “I was a little kid that thought every horse was cool,” she remembered. “He was eight when I got him, and now he’s turning 14. It’s taken a lot of years and all the disappointing rides, but something clicked on him and I never gave up on him. It brought us here today. I had a lot of people tell me he was never going to do anything and he’s proven everyone wrong. It’s fantastic to think that he’s come all this way. The fact that he did a beautiful dressage ride for me, jumped around like a pure genius in cross country, he could have had every rail down today and it would be okay. He’s done so much for me” she said with tears in her eyes.Team Silver medal went to Area VII, VIII & IX with a total of 242.1 penalties from Jacqueline Larouche (The Gingerbread Man), Erin Strader (Radio Flyer II) and Lizzie Snow (Ringfort Tinkaturk) while Area V’s Alexa Ehlers (In Any Event), Mary Frances Cargile (Take the Mick) and Rowdie Adams (No Money Down) took the bronze.It was Nicole Doolitte and the aptly-named Tops who took the Junior Individual title as well as team gold for Area lll alongside Victoria Clayton (The Secret Agent), Manhattan (Ashley Dodds) and Diane Portwood (Cinerescent). It was a close-fought affair after the cross-country phase here when the top four riders were all within five penalties of each other. Doolittle had the advantage over Mary Peabody Camp (Rave Review) while Emily Macauley (Canadian Exchange) lay third going into the last day.Doolittle therefore had all of the pressure on her as she entered the stadium for the final Jumping round but she kept her cool and with a flawless clear from her 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding she claimed double-gold. The 15-year-old champion described her horse as “quite a goofy horse.” She continued, “he’s a very personable horse. He’s really in tune with how you’re feeling and you can tell how he’s feeling at any time. He’s wonderful under saddle, and I’ve come into a great rhythm with him. It’s been a blast getting to know him. He’s become my best friend in this whole process.”The Silver medal went to Ann O’Neal Pevahouse (Area V) on Don Bosco, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Don Bosco. They had 54.4 penalties from dressage, were clear through cross country, and their clear in jumping rocketed them up from seventh to second place.The Individual bronze medal hung around the neck of April Simmonds from Ontario who rode the eight-year-old Impressively Done. They scored 53.7 in Dressage and were in 13th place, but after just 1.2 time penalties on cross country, they moved up to eighth and their great clear round in jumping moved them to third after all the riders placed from second through sixth had faults in the final phase.EnduranceCassandra Roberts and Viktory Banner helped the USA Southeast team to double-gold in the Endurance Championships. In her very first competition ride with this horse, the 16-year-old from Bronson in Florida posted the winning time of 6:19.31 She only got the ride when her own mare was injured and she just had a few training sessions prior to arrival in Kentucky. “He had a lot of experience before I started with him” she explained. “He’s an amazing horse and it was pretty exciting. It makes me feel pretty good to win two gold medals!” she added.Joining Roberts on the Southeast squad was Heleen de Beer from Atlanta who also took individual bronze with DCL Mooi Penny when crossing the finish line in 8:19:22 while the other two members of the winning side were Taylor White whose finishing time was 9:08:10 and Mallory Capps (Masterpiece Vlad). The winning USA Southeast team time was 23.47.03.It was double-silver for Team Canada’s Emma Webb and Vagas. This partnership retuned a time of 7:29:40, which underlined just how quick Roberts and Vicktory Banner had been when clinching Individual gold. Webb, who took team gold in 2012, had plenty of reason to be pleased with her two silver medals this time out however as she was riding a borrowed horse. “Last December I got to race him 75 miles and that went really well. I’ve been riding him a bit this summer, but this is only the second time I’ve actually competed him! He’s a fun pony and we had a good time!” she said.A total of four teams competed for the Endurance Team title and bronze went to to USA’s Northeast who posted a team time of 26:49:48. And they had the added distinction of including the Best Conditioned Award at the end of the race when Michael Bishop’s TEF Sunflash came up trumps. “Flash is a very high-energy, strong horse. He loves to go and he hardly ever stops really. He drinks well and he’s very fit. He’s done three 75-mile races since December” Bishop explained. In true sporting spirit however, the 16-year-old rider pointed out that “the Best Conditioned Award was great to get, but the team medal was a big honour”.ReiningAs it did during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010, the Reining Championships took place in the air-conditioned Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park and excitement was at fever-pitch throughout the competitions. This was a two-way contest all the way between USA and Canada and team medals were equally shared, with USA clinching Junior team gold and Canada topped the Young Rider podium.It was a sensational US Junior team victory as they pulled it off with just two riders when Gimme Major Bucks, ridden by Victoria Cartillar, didn’t pass the veterinary inspection. Against the odds, Matthew Verser and James Michael Phillips riding Sunrise in Hollywood and Shining Shoes respectively really rose to the occasion with scores of 206.5 and 213 to win it. Chef d’Equipe, Dell HKendricks said “they had huge hurdles to overcome with only two horses to show, but they kept fighting their way through. That’s the real fun of being on a team – when you come through even though you’re not supposed to!”The Junior silver team medals went to Canada’s Emily Wilson (Miss Cielo Chex), Maxine Whiteside (Sailors Good Sackett), Hannah Sted (Lil Cat n Gun and Haley Franc (Jacs Shy Boy).In Young Riders the Canadian gold medallists Pearl Aebly (Ms Smart Holywood), Stephanie Thomson (Jacs Docsan) and Madison Steed (Jumpin Jack Trash) were all first-timers at the NAJYRC. Steed said “we went in with a plan to have a good, easy, calm round and show the judges that Canada is here. It means a lot, to be able to represent your country at an event like this. To come here and get the gold, with us being beginners, was awesome!”.Young Riders Reining Team silver went to USA South Central’s Jonathan Stepka (Sweet Mega Brown), Jake Letner (A Genuine Diamond) and Jamie Erickson (Rock Mountain Whiz).Canada’s Madison Steed and Jumpin Jac Trash took the Young Rider Reining Individual gold medal, showing with great confidence and skill to secure an emphatic five-point win over the USA’s Jamie Erickson and Rocky Mountain Whiz whose US team-mate, Jonathan Stepka, took bronze with Sweet Mega Brown. Steed said of her victory “it all goes back to my horse. He doesn’t stop, he has so much try in him. He’s a cool horse that way. You can push him as hard as you want. I really owe it to him”. Erickson, also 16 years of age, was only competing in his fifth show with Rocky Mountain Whiz and said “each time we ride, we’re always improving”.ResultsYoung Rider Team Dressage Championship: GOLD – USA Region 7, 206.421: Montfleury (Ariel Thomas) 67,184, Taboo (Jaclyn Pepper) 68.132, Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 71.105, WeeJee (Teresa Adams) 64.237; SILVER – USA Region 6, 198.841: Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 69.184, Donnerspiel (Molly Eastridge) 66.368, Up to Date P (Sadie Lahey) 63.289; BRONZE – USA Region 5, 198.158: Veto (Amelia Child) 65.553, Power Play (Devon Wycoff) 68.805, Westfalica (Talia Hershaft) 64.00.Young Rider Individual Dressage Championship: GOLD – Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 71.605; SILVER – Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 69.605; BRONZE – Power Play (Devon Wycoff) 68.579.Young Rider Freestyle Dressage Championship: GOLD – Sjapoer (Ayden Uhlir) 72.175; SILVER – Winzalot (Jamie Pestana) 70.975; BRONZE – Action Time (Tanya Strasser Shostak) 70.500.Junior Team Dressage Championship: GOLD – Canada Quebec 201.864: Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte) 67.054, Lowelas (Laurence Blais Tetreault) 63.378, Pissarro (Felixe Cote Villeneuve) 62.865, Dante (Betrice Boucher) 66.432; SILVER – USA Region 7, 201.46; Stentano (Olivia Zeilinger) 68.811, Zodessa (Gabriela Glumac) 63.838, Venezia (Rison Naness) 66.73, Valliant (Lindsey Brewin) 65.919: BRONZE – USA Region 3, 196.865: Friedensfurst (Lindsey Holleger) 67.757, Okidokie (Mallory Kent) 66.027, Ucarius (Rachel Robinson) 63.081, Wild Tiger (Jamie Doolittle) 57.703.Junior Individual Dressage Championship: GOLD – Friedensfurst (Lindsey Holleger) 70.974: SILVER – Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte) 70.105; BRONZE – Venezia (Rison Naness) 68.921.Junior Freestyle Dressage Championship: GOLD – Lowelas (Blais Tetreault) 71.52; SILVER – Windbreaker (Naima Moreira Laliberte): BRONZE – Rotano (Barbara Davis) 69.875.Young Rider Team Jumping Championship: GOLD – Zone 2, 36 faults: Casey (Mattias Tromp) 4/8, Luxina (Michael Hughes) 8/8, ubico H (Gabrielle Busano) 20/Elim, Londinium (Lillie Keenan) 4/4; SILVER – Zones 8/10, 47 faults: Everest de Muze (Taylor Alexander) 12/4, Wakyra (Haley Schwab) 17/25, Geledimar (Hannah Von Heidegger) 5/0, Williams (Robert Jornayvaz) 17/9: BRONZE – Zones 3/5, 49 faults: Windoctro (Kate Morrison) 4/4, Wetter (Catherine Tyree) 8/8, Victor E (Chloe Reid) 16/9.Young Rider Individual Jumping Championship: GOLD – Londonium (Lillie Keenan) Windoctro (Kate Morrison) 8 faults: SILVER – Kachina (Charlotte Jacobs) 11.58 faults: BRONZE – Windoctro (Kate Morrison) 13.70 faults.Junior Team Jumping Championship: GOLD – Zone 2, 8 faults: Kadans Webster (Allison Toffolon) 0/0, Cayenne (Victoria Press) 0/8, Leopold (Kira Kerkorian) Elim/Elim, chellando Z (Katherine Strauss) 0/0; SILVER – Mexico, 16 fault, 0 in Jump-Off: Bariano (Eugenio Garza Perez) 0/0/0 38.31, Catello (Andres Berganza) 8/0/0 40.59, Corlando van Koekshof (Adrian Berganza) 12/4/0 40.14, Puertas Catena (Juan Pablo Gaspar Albanez) 8/0/DNS; BRONZE – Zone 4, 16 faults, 14 faults in Jump-Off: No Doubt (Haley Waters) 4/4/4 41.20, Zidoctro (Jenna Friedman) Elim/20/10 45.21, Why Not (Sophie Simpson) 0/4/DNS, Belle Bleu S (Kaely Tomeu) 4/0/DNS.Junior Individual Jumping Championship: GOLD – Bariano (Eugenio Garza Perez) 0; SILVER – Chellando Z (Katherine Strauss) 4 faults; BRONZE – Quidam 13 (Sydney Shulman) 5 faults.Young Rider Reining Team Championship: GOLD – Canada, 631.5: Ms Smart Hollywood (Pearl Aebly) 208.5, Jacs Docsan (Stephanie Thomson) 212.0, Jumpin Jac Trash (Madison Steed) 211.0; SILVER – USA, 628.5: Sweet Mega Bown (Jonathan Stepka) 211.5, A Genuine Diamond (Jake Letner) 210.5, Rock Mountain Whiz (Jamie Erickson) 206.5.Young Rider Reining Individual Championship: GOLD – Jumpin Jac Trash (Madison Steed) 219; SILVER – Rocky Mountain Whiz (Jamie Erickson) 214: BRONZE – Sweet Mega Brown (Jonathan Stepka).Junior Reining Team Championship: GOLD – USA, 419.5: Sunrise in Hollywood (Mattew Verser) 206.5, Shining Shoes (James Michael Phillips) 213.0; SILVER – Canada, 400.5: Miss Cielo Chex (Emily Watson) 0, Sailors Good Sackett (Maxin Whiteside) 0, Lil Cat n Gun (Hannah Steed) 194.0, Jacs Shy Boy (Haley France) 206.5.Junior Individual Reining Championship: GOLD – Shining Shoes (James Michael Phillips) 217; SILVER – Miss Cielo Chex (Emily Wilson) 211.5; BRONZE – Sailors Good Sackett (Maxine Whiteside) 207.Young Rider Endurance Team Championship: GOLD – USA Southeast 23:47:03: Viktory Banner (Cassandra Robert), DCL Mooi Penny (Heleen de Beer), Hoover the Mover (Taylor White), Reminisonce (Katie Baldino), Masterpiece Vlad (Mallory Capps); SILVER – Canada 25:45?42: Vegas (Emma Webb), Jahlad (Jessica Yavis), Sakic (Jaylene Janzen); BRONZE – USA Northeast, 26:49:48: TEF Sunflash (Michael Bishop), LR Amana Tabi (Forest Green), Khlil Asam (Maria Muzzio), DJB Braveheart (Hunter Green).Young Rider Individual Endurance Championship: GOLD – Viktory Banner (Cassandra Roberts) 6:19:31: SILVER – Vagas (Emma Webb) 7:29:40: BRONZE – DCL Mooi Penny (Heleen de Beer) 8:19:22.Young Rider Team Eventing Championship: GOLD – Area lll, 191.5: Quantum Solace (Caroline Martin) 52.2, Nuance (Mary Atkins Hunt) 71.7, Fernhill Stowaway (Jennifer Caras) 67.8; SILVER – Areas Xll, Xlll, lX, 242.l: Gingerbread Man (Jacqueline Larouche) 83.2, Radio Flyer (Erin Strader) 72.8, Ringfort Tinkaturk (Lizzie Snow) 86.3; BRONZE – Area V, 285.4; In Any Event (Alexa Ehlers) 109.8, Take the Mick (Mary Francis Cargile) 116.7, No Money Down (Rowdie Adams) 58.9.Young Rider Eventing Championship: GOLD – Quantum Solace (Caroline Martin) 52.2, Guinness X (Matilda Segal) 1000.00, ; SILVER – No Money Down (Rowdie Adams) 58.9; BRONZE – Fernhill Stowaway (Jennifer Caras) 67.6.Junior Team Eventing Championship: GOLD – Area lll, 165.7: The Secret Agent (Victoria Clayton) 67.9, Manhattan (Ashley Dodds) 56.0, Cinerescent (Diane Portwood) 61.6, Tops (Nicole Doolittle) 48.1; SILVER – Area Vll, Vlll, 175.7; Rave Review (Mary Peabody Camp) 58.6, Surefire’s Anwar (Margaret Ragan) 1000.00, Canadian Exchange (Emily Macauley) 58.8, Morning Star (Ashlynn Meuchel) 58.3; BRONZE – Area ll, 195.2; Lucky Little Spy (Morgan Booth) 1000.00, Just Bailey (David Pawlak) 59.8, Hope to Star (Madeleine Parisan) 63.0, Victory Shelan (Chase Shipka) 72.4.Junior Individual Eventing Championship: GOLD – Tops (Nicole Doolittle) 48.1; SILVER – Don Bosco (Ann O’Neal Pevahouse) 54.4; BRONZE – Impressively Done (April Simmonds) 54.9. 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Hurricane Dorian shutters airports across Florida, Bahamas

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — As Southeast cities prepare for Hurricane Dorian to arrive, numerous airports have announced closures. The dangerous storm is pummeling the Bahamas and slowly headed for the Southeast region of the U.S.Over 3,000 flights have been canceled within the U.S. from Monday to Tuesday. Orlando International Airport saw the most cancellations, with over 1,000. Here are the airports closed as of Tuesday morning: Florida — Orlando International Airport (MCO) — Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG) — Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) — Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) — Witham Field (SUA) — Orlando Sanford Int’l (SFB) — Daytona Beach Intl (DAB) — Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL)(set to re-open Tuesday at 12 p.m.) — Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) — Melbourne Int’l Airport (MLB) — Palm Beach Int’l Airport (PBI) (working to restore operations Tuesday) — Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP) — Vero Beach Rgnl (VRB) Bahamas — Marsh Harbour (MHH) — South Bimini (BIM) — North Eleuthera (ELH) — Grand Bahama Int’l(FPO)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Emergency crews search for missing boater in Lake St Catherine

first_imgVermont State Police Emergency crews including the Vermont State Police are searching for a boater who disappeared Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2018, in Lake St. Catherine in the towns of Poultney and Wells. The state police received a 911 call at about 3:20 p.m. from another boater on the Rutland County lake, and first responders from Vermont and New York were dispatched to the scene.Investigators have learned the following:Thomas Flood, 61, of Schenectady, New York, and his wife were staying at a family camp on the lake. While boating on Thursday afternoon, the Floods were stepping out of the boat to sit in inner tubes tethered to the vessel when Mr. Flood fell into the water. He was not wearing a flotation device. The couple were the only people aboard.Conditions on the lake were windy, and the water was choppy. The boat began to drift away, and Mr. Flood was unable to swim back to the vessel or the tethered inner tubes. His wife was unsuccessful in finding him.A search by multiple first-response agencies, including divers from two New York teams using sonar, were unsuccessful in locating Mr. Flood. The effort was suspended for the day at about 7:30 p.m. and is scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Friday, July 6, with the Vermont State Police Dive Team.Responding agencies Thursday from Vermont included the Vermont State Police, the Poultney Fire Department and the Wells Fire Department. New York first responders were the Corinth Fire Department Dive Team, the South Glens Falls Dive Team, and the Washington County Department of Public Safety.No further information is available at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police. An updated news release will be issued when there are further details.Source: VSP 7.5.2018,Yeslast_img read more

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February car wreck has area parents asking Prairie Village to improve pedestrian safety along Mission Road

first_imgIn February, a Jaguar hopped the curb and hit a tree on Mission Road. Photo courtesy Carol Tucker.In late February, a blue Jaguar hopped the curb and smashed into a tree at 73rd Terrace and Mission Road. Register to continuelast_img

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Gates and the first line heat up when it counts

first_imgGates and the first line heat up when it countsBrent Gates Jr. is having his most productive season with 30 points as a senior.Jasmin KempSenior forward Brent Gates Junior looks to the play on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3M Arena at Mariucci. Jack WarrickMarch 7, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen it mattered most, one Minnesota senior rose to the occasion.Gophers forward Brent Gates Jr. was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week after a four-point performance that completed a sweep of then-No. 12 Arizona State in the last regular season series of the year.“The great thing with [Gates] is that he’s been streaky. I think the streak’s waking up, and [it’s a] good time for it to happen,” said Gophers head coach Bob Motzko, with the team headed into the conference playoffs.Gates, along with the first line of forwards, which includes junior Rem Pitlick and senior Tyler Sheehy, make up the three highest point scorers for Minnesota. Gates is having his most productive year in his final season with the Gophers, and currently has 30 points on the season. On the Gophers’ senior night on Saturday, Gates’ family met him out on the ice to commemorate his four years contributing to the program. When asked about what he remembered when standing on the ice for his last regular season game with the team, he talked about his freshman season, moving into the dorms and recovering from a broken leg he suffered his senior year of high school.“I hadn’t played for half that senior season, and kind of got thrown into some high-level hockey [that was] fast paced. And I was just kind of catching up the whole year, and I didn’t like that feeling. I’d never felt that before,” Gates said.He tallied seven points that first year with the Gophers and improved steadily every season after. He tallied 21 points as a sophomore, 26 as a junior and now he has 30 with at least two more games left to play in the season. Though his offensive production has steadily gone up, it has not led to more penalties, as the Grand Rapids, Michigan, native has been sent to the box only one time in 35 games played. “I’m trying to move my feet more. I think a lot of times in the way hockey’s played [in] this day and age, a lot of the penalties are when you stop moving your feet,” Gates said. “I think just trying to move my feet more and more for an offensive production standpoint has helped me to stay out of the box.”Gates and other senior line mate Sheehy, who serve as co-captains for the team, look to extend their careers with the Gophers for another weekend. They will play a best-of-three series against Michigan this weekend in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.“This year, being a leader, a co-captain with [Gates], he’s been great. Obviously, a guy that a lot of guys look up to,” Sheehy said. “He’s been a great help this year on and off the ice. One of my best friends, and he’s just been great all four years.”Gates and the Gophers played the Wolverines four times this season, and have earned a 2-1-1 record in those games. If Minnesota wins this weekend’s series, it will play the semifinal series against the winner of Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin. Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament and has a first-week bye.The Gophers are on a three-game winning streak, and head into the tournament having won five of their last six games.“The only thing we can control is what’s right in front of us and how we’re playing,” Motzko said. “We’ve been talking about the playoffs, and here they are, and the only thing right now is [the] Michigan best two out of three series.”last_img read more

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Aiming for an A? Study habits you should adopt and avoid

first_imgUSA TODAY:What are your favorite ways of preparing for an upcoming exam? Do you highlight and reread portions of text or create word associations to remember difficult concepts?According to research published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, many learning methods favored by students actually do very little to improve educational outcomes, while some of the less popular methods deserve another look.Read the whole story: USA TODAY More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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David Gruber And David Lys Face Off

first_imgDavid Gruber. Independent/Justin MeinkenDavid Lys and David Gruber face off in the Democratic Party primary on September 13 for the right to fight for a seat on the East Hampton Town Board on Election Day. The bigger issue to some observers is the threat to the long-entrenched political machine within the party, which has controlled town politics for the better part of two decades.Lys doesn’t see it that way. He was appointed to fill Peter Van Scoyoc’s seat on the board after Van Scoyoc was elected town supervisor. There is one more year on the term, and the winner of the Gruber/Lys battle will square off against the Republican challenger Manny Vilar come Election Day.Lys and Gruber squared off at The Independent’s office on September 6: Lys, Gruber repeatedly charged, is the choice of the political regime that by and large has done little to improve the plight of taxpayers. Gruber paints himself as the leader of a reform movement within the party, which will take back the reins from party boss Chris Kelley.Lys, a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for four years, bristled at the suggestion he was Kelly’s choice for the town board seat. “I never spoke to him. I was approached by Peter.” Lys said Kelley didn’t have a hand in appointing him to the ZBA, either.“I didn’t have a desire to serve but to help my hometown,” Lys related. “I talked to my wife and my family. This is not politically driven.”Gruber said the current town board has languished for five years, noting affordable housing, water quality (noting especially Georgica Pond), and the litigation concerning East Hampton Airport as examples of the board members dragging their feet. Lys, Gruber said, was brought in to go along for the ride but doesn’t realize it.David Lys. Independent/Justin Meinken“Party leaders defend their own power. The people have to participate in the process,” Gruber said. Lys pointed out a number of initiatives he’s worked on as a town board member including the elimination of “double utility poles in Montauk and quality of life issues in Amagansett.” Lys said also said he’s voted against clients Kelley firm Twomey Latham Shea and Kelley, an attorney, represented while he was on the zoning board.Both candidates say the noise problem at the airport has to be dealt with. The town is currently going through a legal maneuver called a Part 1-61 board members hope will help. Lys leaves open the possibility of closing the airport down: “For leverage, you can’t take it off the table,” he said.“David doesn’t know how it works,” Gruber countered. “The town board has got to get control of this thing. We have to get back to where it was a local airport. We are not doing what we should be doing.”Neither man thinks the town depends on the airport for its financial future.Gruber, a money manager, had been involved with the local Democratic Party when he was asked to run for town supervisor by Kelley and Pat Trunzo decades ago. Gruber said he was a reluctant candidate at best. Nevertheless, he stayed on and eventually took over as campaign manager from 2003 through 2015, during which he wrote the party’s campaign strategy.Lys was a Republican when he was appointed to the town board in January but has since filed to change parties. He will officially be a Democrat after the election. He lives in Springs and has four children. He runs Weekend Warrior paddling tours and manages family properties. “My hometown will come out and vote for me. I’m not going to be negative. I want to energize a new generation and be successful,” he said.Gruber said as a good Democrat he really had no choice to run after he saw party members weren’t free to speak their mind and make their own choices. “The more democracy the better. The people have to be free,” he said.Gruber sought a position on the Independence Party line to assure himself a spot on the November ballot but a district justice invalidated his petitions. Lys had the same idea. He submitted petitions for the creation of a new party, the East Hampton Unity Party line, in the hopes of getting on the November ballot, whether he loses to Gruber next week or not. The Board of Elections hasn’t decided on its validity [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Black Lives Matter March Organizer Calls on Supporters to ‘Use Your Voice’

first_img A Black Lives Matter sign. Jimmy Mack and his husband Brian Mott, behind the Trump puppet costume, and his mother, Faye Mack. Lisa Votino, one of the organizers, of the Black Lives STILL Matter march and rally. A Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march was organized to follow the ‘Back the Blue Rally’ in Southampton Village Saturday. IndyEastEnd.com/Christine Heeren A sign with the names of many people who lost their lives at the hands of the police. IndyEastEnd.com/Christine Heeren A voter registration table at a protest in early September. Trevon Jenkins urged young people to vote. Willie Jenkins, one of the organizer, thanked the police officers standing by during the rally. Willie Jenkins approaches a group of police officers on duty. Share A Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march was organized to follow the ‘Back the Blue Rally’ in Southampton Village Saturday. IndyEastEnd.com/Christine HeerenA small, but vocal group gathered for the “Black Lives STILL Matter” rally and march in Southampton Village Saturday afternoon, just several hours after a “Back the Blue Rally” was held in the same spot. Both were peaceful, though the first rally brought more people with about 300 taking part.Willie Jenkins, one of the organizers, took note of the smaller crowd that came together in Agawam Park Saturday at 4 p.m. When protests began on the East End in June after George Floyd’s death, there were 1,000 people in attendance. “Now, probably 50 people,” he said looking around in the park (though there were about double that in the march).“It does not matter,” Jenkins, a Bridgehampton native, continued. “I don’t care if it’s just two of us. The extra voice is enough. Use your voice. If you have privilege, use your privilege.”Over a loudspeaker, Jenkins thanked the police officers nearby and the group gave them round of applause. Later, he went up and spoke directly with officers to thank them. “We appreciate you. We appreciate you when you do your job right,” he said. “But we’re going to speak up when your job isn’t done right.”Lisa Votino of Southampton, who organized the rally with Jenkins, thanked “every body for coming out here on Saturday of Labor Day weekend when we could all be doing other things even in the pandemic.”She explained what led up to the rally by recapping a disturbing experience when she attended a ‘Back the Blue’ rally in western Suffolk. It was in juxtaposition to the Black Lives Matter protests that had been held on the East End, where there were no complaints from organizers, protestors and law enforcement.A sign with the names of many people who lost their lives at the hands of the police. IndyEastEnd.com/Christine Heeren“It really begged the question, why do people feel there needs to be a ‘Back the Blue’ rally out here? We were concerned, we were very concerned. That’s how today started,”she said. “You sent a message to our community that when there’s an element of possible hate in our community that we will step up.”Police shut down the streets in the heart of the business district, just as they had done for the ‘Back the Blue Rally’ earlier in the day. Holding “Black Lives Matter” flags and signs calling for unity and equality,  the group marched and chanted phases like, “Whose flag? Our flag.”Trevon Jenkins, a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and another community activist, urged young people to vote. “There’s no more just sitting in the house complaining without voting,” said Jenkins, who has no relation to Willie Jenkins. A voter registration table was set up in the park.Willie Jenkins, one of the organizer, thanked the police officers standing by during the rally. IndyEastEnd.com/Christine Heeren“What we all need to understand is, this is not just a march for today. It is not a yesterday’s march and it is not just for show. This is to explain that all lives should be equal. But we’re not there as a country so we need to be there as a country,” he said. “The only thing that matters is black lives right now because they don’t matter to America. We don’t matter to America. It’s been shown over and over again. So that’s all the message is. There’s no politics. There’s no forget white people, forget police. That’s not what this is. We just want to matter as much as the next white citizen does.”There was one detractor. An older man was caught on video, inaudibly, arguing with those who had gathered at the park in support of the march. One woman yelled at him, “Nobody is saying all lives don’t matter. Nobody!” A younger woman led him away from the group just as two officers on bicycles pulled up and rode near them as they walked out of the park.Willie Jenkins could be heard over the loudspeaker saying, “It’s okay. Leave him alone. Don’t engage,” followed by, “You have a wonderful day, sir. We love you too.” He followed it up with “Black lives matter,” chants until the man was out of the park.With reporting by Christine Heeren [email protected]center_img Scenes from the Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march. People brought signs. Willie Jenkins, one of the organizers. Scenes from the Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march. Scenes from the Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march. Scenes from the Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march. Lisa Votino, an organizer, marched with her daughter. Jimmy Mack marches with his husband Brian Mott, behind the Trump puppet costume. Scenes from the Black Lives STILL Matter rally and march.last_img read more

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Ruthmann to expand high range

first_img#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# A T 900 HF, belonging to Felbermayr.Ruthmann will launch a large truck mount at APEX this year.While the manufacturer is not sharing any details about the new machine yet, it said it results from a greater demand worldwide for truck mounted platforms with working heights above 50m. The reason for this lies in health and safety, as truck mounts replace large self propelled machines and can offer a better return on investment (ROI), as well as there being a greater need for them in the growing wind power sector, said the company.Ruthmann’s most recent large working height launches were the 90m Sky performance Steiger T 900 HF at Intermat in Paris, in 2018, and the 75m Highflex Steiger T 750 HF at Bauma last year. Both offer the Dynamic Reach System (DRS), with its Dual Concept function, which provided up to 4m more outreach than previous Highflex models. The DRS can be retrofitted to the existing T 510 HF, T 570 HF and T 650 HF models.A company spokesperson said, ”The objective in developing the Steiger T 900 HF was not to construct a platform with a working height of over 90m but to meet the needs of the market. Customers and above all operators require a guarantee of maximum stability and flexibility.” The T 900 HF offers 42m lateral outreach.Concering the DRS, the company added, ”Customers who choose the added Wind option can use the platform in stormy weather up to [Beaufort scale level] 8, which increases usage because it was previously only guaranteed up to wind force 6”. The user can set the maximum permitted wind force in advance; the DRS then adjusts the possible range.APEX takes place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, at the MECC exhibtion centre, 9 – 11 June.last_img read more

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