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Breast Cancer Now marks 20th anniversary of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

first_imgBreast Cancer Now is marking the £14m raised over the past 20 years by the Fashion Target Breast Cancer campaign with a series of poster images by Mario Testino. Breast Cancer Now marks 20th anniversary of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, the two supermodels who helped to launch the campaign in 1996, were photographed by Testino and the posters now appear across the UK on billboards.Out-of-Home Communications agency Posterscope and their media owner partners have again donated the outdoor billboard advertising space.Naomi Campbell photographed by Mario Testino for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, to mark the20th anniversary of the campaign in the UK2016 collection About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 April 2016 | News Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’s originsFashion Targets Breast Cancer was founded by Ralph Lauren in the USA in 1994 after he lost a close friend to the disease. It expanded to the UK in 1996.Since then the campaign has benefitted from the support of some of the biggest names in fashion, including Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, Kylie Minogue, Georgia May Jagger, Sienna Miller, Lily Donaldson, Twiggy, Yasmin le Bon and Abbey Clancy.Celebrated photographers including Ellen von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, Rankin and Simon Emmett have lent their creative vision to the campaign’s striking look. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is inviting British shoppers to show their support by buying something from the 2016 collection. The exclusive range is selected from retailers including Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, River Island, Topshop, Laura Ashley, Simply Be, Hush, The Fold, SVP and Blow Ltd.Every item in the range carries a minimum 30% donation towards Breast Cancer Now’s research, throughout the six-week campaign.Kate Moss photographed by Mario Testino for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, to mark the 20thanniversary of the campaign in the UKMoney raised by Fashion Targets Breast Cancer will be donated directly to Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, to fund its research into the disease and help it to reach its target that, by 2050, no woman will die from breast cancer.Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now, said:“Over the last 20 years Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has united the world of fashion as a force against breast cancer. The heartfelt backing of our retail partners, celebrity supporters and UK shoppers means that we are 20 years closer to finding a way to stop this dreadful disease.“However, this month alone 1,000 women in the UK will die from breast cancer – and this isn’t acceptable. As Fashion Targets Breast Cancer moves in to its third decade of decisive action, we’re more determined than ever to reach the day when no one dies from this disease. That’s why we’re asking the UK public to continue to stand with us and ‘Wear Your Support’ with pride.” Advertisementcenter_img https://www.instagram.com/p/BEY3ApCmN0_ Tagged with: Celebrity corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  127 total views,  1 views today  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

RSF urges Turkey to free French freelancer held on terrorism charge

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of Europe Organisation Source: Twitter Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of French freelance reporter Loup Bureau, who is the latest journalist to be jailed on a terrorism charge in Turkey. He has been held for the past eight days in the southeast of the country.Bureau was arrested on 26 July near the Iraqi border, in an unstable region where he was preparing a report on the Kurdish issue and what life is like for the local population. After five days in police custody, he was charged and taken to a prison in the town of Şırnak on 1 August.He is accused of terrorism-related activities, a charge often brought against journalists nowadays in Turkey. Last week, RSF attended the start of the trial of 17 employees of the independent newspaper Cumhuriyet who are facing up to 43 years in prison on terrorism charges.“We call for Loup Bureau’s immediate release,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We are extremely concerned about his imprisonment and the serious charges brought against him. He is just a journalist. We hope that the Turkish investigators will soon recognize this.”Aged 27, Bureau is on the point of completing his journalism studies and is due to defend his thesis next month. He has already covered many of the world’s hotspots including Egypt, where he spend a year after the 2011 revolution, and Ukraine, where he was one of the authors of an award-winning report on the Maidan protests.He has also covered Pakistan’s Tribal Areas and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. It seems that a report he did for TV5Monde in 2013 on Syrian Kurdish militias fighting Islamic State is being treated by Turkish judicial investigators as evidence against him.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The situation of its media was already worrying but has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison – a world record.Foreign journalists are no longer spared. Several dozen have been expelled in the past two years and some are being detained. They include Deniz Yücel , a journalist with German and Turkish dual nationality. News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey August 3, 2017 RSF urges Turkey to free French freelancer held on terrorism charge Receive email alerts News to go further April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

It’s up close and personal in University Hospital Limerick’s emergency department

first_imgNewsIt’s up close and personal in University Hospital Limerick’s emergency departmentBy Bernie English – December 3, 2018 4624 WhatsApp IT’S midnight at University Hospital Limerick and there are trolleys stacked one and two deep along the corridors in the emergency department.This is not a bank holiday weekend nor a Saturday night drunk tank. It’s Tuesday, November 20 and they have run out of trolleys.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Earlier this evening, the very waiting room of the emergency department was so crowded that people were sitting on the floor for lack of chairs.As a journalist, I have been writing about this situation, listening to staff, patients and families describe it for years.Now, I’m seeing this horror as a patient on one of those trolleys.I’ve been told I need a bed in hospital and I expect a long wait. I’m seen within half an hour of arriving and examined within a couple of hours. I’m told they will find a trolley and I have an IV inserted.Then it all stops.There are no trolleys. Outside the treatment area of the emergency department, where patients wait to be called for examination and treatment, they have run out of chairs. People are sitting on the floor or in wheelchairs. These are almost all patients and the few who have brought support are accompanied by just one person, not a contingent of family or mates.The wait is so long that a doctor comes out to ask if he can inject me with intravenous antibiotics there in the waiting area.It’s far from ideal but these are dedicated people whose first concern is treating patients as best they can.Later in the evening, I’m brought to a corridor where patients are lined up end to end. It’s nothing short of dystopian.The lady behind me – a pensioner who arrived as an emergency with no nightwear, change of clothes or any kind of comforts – was on a trolley for more than 30 hours since Monday morning.The woman in front of me, who looks even older, has also been waiting since Monday. Of six of us in this corridor, I can see that three of us could have been treated in a bed in Ennis, St John’s or Nenagh Hospitals. That’s where they are hoping to send us.We don’t need to be here.But the only other way into a hospital bed is through the Medical Assessment Units and their appointments are all booked days ahead. Respiratory disease like pneumonia won’t hang around.My GP is one of the many who send their patients here as their only hope of getting them a bed.A look around the immediate vicinity reveals trolleys staggered two on two in the area around the nurses station, where the most critical patients are being kept.In every direction, there are occupied trolleys and I’m told there are more in places that I can’t see.The isolation bays have also been pressed into use.Some patients are resigned to the long wait. Some are in desperate discomfort. The trolleys are unimaginably uncomfortable, narrow and padded with just a couple of inches of foam. Elderly people, with bones frail as sparrow skeletons are tossing and turning to find some comfort.They’ve run out of blankets, which is not a problem in my particular neck of the woods because the body heat is turning the corridor into a sauna.Every member of staff in this department is unfailingly courteous, professional and kind.But it is clear they are stretched to breaking point.The nurse taking blood pressure has to slide her equipment between the wall and the trolleys. There’s barely room for her to use it.Two people pushing equipment or a wheelchair cannot pass in this space. If they meet one has to back up.I remark to the nurse about the sheer density of people, some of them who can walk and some who could not move if there was an emergency.“What happens if there’s a fire?” I ask. Her face is grim when she answers. “There hasn’t been a fire”. The word that hangs unsaid is “yet”.It can’t be stressed enough that we are all people diagnosed as being ill enough to need a proper bed in a hospital ward. That we are receiving any treatment at all is a testament to the dedication of the staff.But treatment requires that doctors ask patients questions. Personal ones, in an environment where there is no privacy whatever.We try not to listen but after the first doctor’s round, one woman has had to talk about her severe psychiatric condition and her need for medication.We know that another young woman is taking the contraceptive pill. A man further along is being treated for alcoholic liver disease.If anyone here has a sexually transmitted disease, you could put money on them taking the risk of not revealing it and suffering the possible consequences.There’s no choice for medical staff but to discuss these matters here. Diagnosis and the administration of drugs must be based on medication already prescribed.Most of us hope we will never see any of our fellow patients again. We are all now in possession of information we didn’t want to hear or reveal.A young man who has been with us in the corridor for several hours is taken away to a private bay. When I meet him later on the way to the toilet, he is wearing a cardboard mask across his mouth.He tells me they suspect he may have TB. I can’t be sure if that is correct but it’s evident they are now taking precautions against something they fear is infectious.It’s 4am and sleep is only possible in snatches. The lights are on full blast, the noise from the porters and security guard station around the corner is beyond loud and people are passing through constantly. Because it is, after all, a corridor.Medical staff have to shout out patients’ names to find the person they have been sent to administer to. A vague description of location – in our case, ‘resuc (resuscitation) corridor’ is all the have to go on.Throughout the night, porters arrive enquiring if there are free trolleys. At one stage, another patient on a trolley has to be put in this area.An exasperated nurse asks “where, for God’s sake?”There is not an inch of room for the new arrival. Already, I could comb the hair of the woman on the next trolley with my toes, we are pushed so close together.We are asked if we would like something to help us sleep and most say yes, but nothing comes of it.When I see my own notes afterwards, they say “patient slept comfortably”.There are three toilets in the immediate area. One is out of order, another has a trolley across the door and at 2am, the third one is filthy, with bits of toilet tissue, stains and splashes covering the floor area. The toilet seat itself is destroyed with urine. There’s one cleaner on duty and I point out the problem but two hours later it’s still in the same disgusting state.There are other facilities outside the doors of the emergency department. For those who can walk to them.There’s nowhere to wash the sweat off or to change clothes. A woman trying to put on pyjamas in the corridor abandons all hope of modesty and does her best to change when no-one is looking.Sandwiches, soup and tea arrive during the evening on a push-cart. By the time they reach the third trolley, they’ve run out of soup.A sandwich is the only food anyone can expect until morning, provided they don’t run out of those.Around 8am, a team of doctors led by a consultant arrive to speak to the elderly lady in front of me. The consultant turns to his team to order that she is prioritised for a bed.Her daughters come to visit a little later but there is nowhere for them to sit so they stand beside her, moving aside every time someone else needs to get past. A private conversation is impossible but she tells them they have promised to get her on to a ward.“Hardly worth my while, now,” she says stoically.By 4pm on Wednesday, 28 hours after I arrive at the emergency department, an ambulance crew member calls my name and announces he’s taking me and another patient to Ennis. The prioritised elderly lady is still on her trolley.I’m no hero, but I tell a nurse I don’t want a bed ahead of this unfortunate woman. I’m told her needs have to be catered for here, at the acute hospital. Eventually.The journey to Ennis hospital feels like a prison break and as I close the door on my spacious, spotless, one-patient public room, I feel as if I have made a lucky escape. Advertisement Print Linkedincenter_img Email Twitter Facebook Previous articlePat Kinevane and BEFORE at the BelltableNext articleLimerick goes wild for tourism campaign Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more


June 4, 2021 0

Carisk® and HandsFree Health™ Provide HIPAA Compliant Voice-Enabled Digital Health Assistant and Smart Home…

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Previous articleAmeriprise Financial Included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the Second Consecutive YearNext articleZayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual Metro Connect USA 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Carisk® and HandsFree Health™ Provide HIPAA Compliant Voice-Enabled Digital Health Assistant and Smart Home Technology Solution in Workers’ Compensation: Improves Quality of Life and Patient Engagement MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Carisk Partners (Carisk), a specialty risk transfer and care coordination company and HandsFree Health™ (Wayne, PA), provider of WellBe®, collaborate to deliver a HIPAA compliant, voice-enabled, home health assistant as an essential component of Carisk’s Pathways 2 Recovery™ next generation integrated technology solutions for catastrophically injured patients. This relationship advances Carisk’s Patient-Centered capabilities in its evolved Workers’ Compensation 2.0 model. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005704/en/ “Keeping patients motivated and fully engaged in their recovery process can be one of the most important aspects of an integrated treatment approach,” says Alana Letourneau, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Strategy Officer, Carisk Partners. “The WellBe voice-activated digital assistant fosters independence and empowerment in patients with severe mobility impairments from the comfort of their homes.” HandsFree Health is the creator of WellBe, the premier voice enabled virtual health assistant platform. WellBe was designed to help people access their health and wellness resources in the easiest way possible, by using their voice. Led by a team of former healthcare executives with over 150 years of experience, HandsFree Health has quickly become the benchmark for voice technology in healthcare. The technology will allow patients to contact their care team or access emergency services in a hands-free environment. “We are thrilled to partner with Carisk in delivering essential healthcare technology solutions to improve patient interactions that aid in recovery. We think this program highlights the need for advanced in-home health technologies like WellBe,” says Mike Cardillo, Founder, CEO HandsFree Health. WellBe’s features include medication and appointment reminders, and access to a health database ensuring patients, families and caregivers get answers to their medical questions from reliable, evidence-based sources. The device is HIPAA compliant for patient privacy and confidentiality. With smart-phone integration, it complements the technology offerings provided though the existing Carisk mobile health application and allows Carisk clinicians to connect patients with resources and support tailored to each individual’s biopsychosocial needs. The system enables and manages smart home devices allowing patients to control key aspects of their home such as lightbulbs, and small appliances through voice activation. “Driving the utilization of assistive technologies that make the delivery of personal care services cost-effective and efficient is core to our strategy,” says Joseph Berardo, Jr., CEO, Carisk Partners. “When Mike approached us with this solution, we immediately knew this would improve accessibility, quality of care, compliance and ultimately quality of life in catastrophically injured patients. We look forward to our continued partnership with HandsFree Health and seeing how the WellBe capabilities continue to develop.” Carisk plans to launch the WellBe device in February 2021 in a pilot program for catastrophically injured patients with upper extremity injuries and limited function. About Carisk Partners Carisk is a specialty risk transfer, care coordination company serving insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations. With a foundation in behavioral health, Carisk’s end-to-end combined solutions include risk-transfer and care coordination of delayed recovery, complex catastrophic cases and MBHO services. Carisk’s Pathways 2 Recovery program guarantees to improve outcomes and reduce overall cost of quality care by applying best practices and a patient-centered approach to manage complex challenges for the Group Health, Casualty and Auto markets. Carisk is the first and only Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization with dual accreditations from both the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC). Visit www.cariskpartners.com to learn more. About HandsFree Health™ HandsFree Health™ offers a suite of products for consumers and businesses to move individuals closer to compliance and optimal health. HandsFree Health makes intelligently designed, fully integrated health and wellness platforms. HandsFree Health has quickly become the benchmark for voice technology in healthcare. HandsFree Health is the creator of WellBe®, the premier voice enabled virtual health AI assistant platform. WellBe is a secure voice-activated assistant, built on a trusted, HIPAA compliant platform. Products are sold online at HandsFree Health, as well as other online retailers Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and Newegg.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005704/en/ CONTACT: Christine Gaul Carisk Partners [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES HUMAN RESOURCES OTHER TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO HARDWARE MANAGED CARE HEALTH SOURCE: Carisk Partners Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005704/en Twitter Facebook TAGS  last_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Tax Reform’s REIT Impact

first_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 10, 2020 1,670 Views  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tax Reform’s REIT Impact Tagged with: Investment REIT Home / Daily Dose / Tax Reform’s REIT Impact Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Certain tax reforms, including the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), have made real estate investment trusts a more attractive investment, Financial Advisor reports., Financial Advisor reports. According to Financial Advisor, because most REIT distributions are classified as qualified dividends, the trusts can provide a higher deduction than would direct ownership of real estate.“The Section 199A deduction for qualified REIT dividends, netted with qualified [publicly traded partnership] income, isn’t constrained by the income-based QBI deduction limitations,” said Mariana Moghadam, CPA with Sobel & Co. in Livingston, N.J. on Financial Advisor. “Even for a high-income taxpayer, the deduction equals 20%.”Housing is needed no matter the economic conditions, making residential real estate a relatively safe real estate investment trusts (REIT) a safe investment, NuWire Investor notes. Real estate overall is largely safe in a recession compared to other investments.“Real estate is protected from volatility by factors like location, scarcity, and plot size,” NuWire states. “But unlike tangible property, which is expensive to buy and tough to sell, REITs can be traded on many investing apps. Because they come in single shares, even low-budget investors can diversify their REIT holdings.”The risk, NuWire notes, is that residential REITs are “notoriously local,” leading many investors to add investments outside the U.S., keeping their portfolio safe in the event of a large-scale national downturn.REITs can be reliable and well-managed stocks, according to Forbes Real Estate Investor editor Brad Thomas, and interest in these stocks are growing rapidly. In a piece on Forbes, Thomas discussed the benefits of the REIT, noting the larger dividends, despite how slow REIT investments tend to be.“That last quality gives investors their choice between keeping that additional income or reinvesting the money back into their positions,” Thomas said.“Those are the good sides to real estate investment trusts. The downside, you could say, is that they’re not exactly going to make you rich overnight.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Reverse Mortgage Conundrum Next: The Week Ahead: Readdressing the Community Reinvestment Act Investment REIT 2020-01-10 Seth Welbornlast_img read more


May 31, 2021 0

Severe weather threatens Plains to Midwest over Memorial Day weekend

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The storm system that brought the tornado outbreak from the Plains to Mid-Atlantic spawned 104 reported tornadoes across eight states from Texas to Maryland is long gone, but the holiday weekend will not be a quiet one.A new storm system that began in the Plains on Thursday has brought 24 reported tornadoes in the last 48 hours across eight states: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota.These storms are also bringing very heavy rain to places that are already very saturated. Parts of Kansas received up to 4 inches of rain on Friday.Flash flood watches are in effect in parts of six states Saturday from Texas to Wisconsin. Flood warnings remain in effect in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, where they have been dealing with relentless rain.With the continued threat of heavy rain over the next several days, many rivers are in major flood stage and rising along the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas rivers.A stationary front draped across the central U.S. will continue to bring the threat for severe storms in the Southern and Central Plains, across the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma and much of Kansas on Saturday.In the enhanced risk region the biggest threat will be large hail, but isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. Flash flooding also remains a major concern, especially in Oklahoma and Kansas.A second severe weather concern exists across parts of the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes, including Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo, New York. The main threat Saturday afternoon will be damaging winds, but hail or a brief tornado can’t be ruled out.The same regions are under a severe threat on Sunday – across the Plains from Texas to South Dakota and a smaller area in the Ohio Valley, from Indianapolis to Columbus, Ohio.The stalled system will continue to bring rounds of severe storms and heavy rain across the Plains on Sunday, with the enhanced risk region in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, western Kansas and southern Nebraska.Heat is on in SoutheastIn the Southeast, scorching hot temperatures are on the way over the holiday weekend and into next week, with some spots hitting triple digits.The heat index numbers for Sunday are in the high 90s across much of the region. Record highs are possible in this area over the next several days.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0

Moving training experience for police teams

first_img Previous Article Next Article A new mobile IT training centre is being used by the Metropolitan Police todeliver training to officers and civil staff across London. Built into a coach, up to 12 students at a time can be trained to use theMet’s computer systems. The Met hopes the coach will increase access to training for part-timestaff, those with caring or childcare responsibilities, and those withdisabilities. Assistant commissioner of HR, Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “We will beable to offer timely, accurate and quality training nearer to the workplace. “The IT training coach will provide high-quality training for our staffand will particularly benefit those south of the river who find the HendonTraining Centre in North London increasingly difficult to travel to, especiallyfor short courses.” Moving training experience for police teamsOn 7 Jan 2003 in Police, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


May 12, 2021 0

Sustained Antarctic Research: A 21st Century Imperative

first_imgThe view from the south is, more than ever, dominated by ominous signs of change. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are intrinsic to the Earth system, and their evolution is intertwined with and influences the course of the Anthropocene. In turn, changes in the Antarctic affect and presage humanity’s future. Growing understanding is countering popular beliefs that Antarctica is pristine, stable, isolated, and reliably frozen. An aspirational roadmap for Antarctic science has facilitated research since 2014. A renewed commitment to gathering further knowledge will quicken the pace of understanding of Earth systems and beyond. Progress is already evident, such as addressing uncertainties in the causes and pace of ice loss and global sea-level rise. However, much remains to be learned. As an iconic global “commons,” the rapidity of Antarctic change will provoke further political action. Antarctic research is more vital than ever to a sustainable future for this One Earth.last_img read more


May 9, 2021 0

Canada’s Jim Ifko Wins $50,000 Grand Prix at WEF

first_img 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. SIGN UP Email* Canada’s Jim Ifko and Eventyre Farms’ Un Diamant Des Forets were victorious in the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2* , after they crossed through the jump-off timers in a quick 32.73 seconds. The class, originally welcoming 45 horse-and-rider combinations into the International Arena at PBIEC, saw 12 pairs return to contest the jump-off.It was the second two-star win of the season for Ifko and the 2008 Selle Francais stallion (Diamant De Semilly x Grace Des Forets), and after placing tenth in Thursday’s qualifier, Ifko went in with a plan that suited his fast-footed mount. “My strategy going in there was to just jump a clear round,” he explained. “Fortunately, I do have a naturally fast horse, so as much as that time allowed was quite tight, I knew that if I just stuck to the plan we would make it well within the time. The only problem is leaving the jumps up. It was a difficult, technical course, and on top of that with the tight time, I think it was a challenging class with all of that considered.”Click here to watch their winning jump-off round!Ifko has been riding the horse he fondly calls “Monty” for several years and credited their long partnership for their continued success. “We’ve been together for quite a few years now,” Ifko commented. “I saw him as a five-year-old, and then our first season together was when he was six. We’ve been able to develop a partnership over the years, and I think that’s helped us a lot. At the end of the day I’m so lucky to have a horse that is brave, fast, careful, and wants to win. It’s a pretty amazing feeling, and I feel very lucky.”Ifko and his team got to Wellington at the beginning of February and plan to stay for the remainder of the WEF circuit now that they’re in their groove. He concluded, “We had to play a bit of catch-up to feel comfortable, find our bearings, and shake the dust off a bit. Our horses have felt really good, and we are off to a great start, so we are hoping to continue on from there through the remainder of the circuit.”Second place in the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2* went to the USA’s Paris Sellon riding Anna Jo, a 2009 Oldenburg mare (Acodetto 2 x For Pleasure) owned by Willow Grace Farm, finishing their jump-off in 34.12 seconds. Maria Costa (USA) rounded out the top three aboard Ravello Farms, LLC’s 2009 Zangersheide stallion (Verdi x Converter), Valentino V Z, clearing the fast track in 34.17 seconds.Results: $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*1. UN DIAMANT DES FORETS: 2008 Selle Francais stallion by Diamant De Semilly x Grace Des ForetsJIM IFKO (CAN), Eventyre Farms:0/0/32.732. ANNA JO: 2009 Oldenburg mare by Acodetto 2 x For PleasurePARIS SELLON (USA), Willow Grace Farm: 0/0/34.123. VALENTINO V Z: 2009 Zangersheide stallion by Verdi x ConverterMARIA COSTA (USA), Ravello Farms, LLC: 0/0/34.174. CHACCA KEEPS II: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Chacco-Blue x For Lucy LNSUSAN HORN (CAN), Kingsfield Farm: 0/0/35.565. BALOTELLI 5: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Balou du Rouet x Contendro IMATTHEW BODDY (GBR), Purple Road, LLC: 0/0/36.276. BORA BORA DE LA ROQUE: 2011 Selle Francais mare by Zandor x Geromine De GorgonLACEY GILBERTSON (USA), Seabrook LLC: 0/0/36.447. TANAEL DES BONNES: 2007 Selle Français gelding by Watch me van’t Zorgvliet x Don PierreBRIANNE GOUTAL-MARTEAU (USA), Gerald Ford: 0/0/36.618. DALIDA: 2007 Brandenburger mare by Calido I x DawinaSLOAN HOPSON (USA), Sloan Hopson: 0/0/41.079. CORBAWIDO PS: 2012 PZHK by Balou Du Revention x AnnetteGAVIN HARLEY (IRL), Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc:0/4/33.8510. ERICSON: 2009 KWPN gelding by Pandius x SalomaAMY MILLAR (CAN), Amy Millar: 0/4/34.67 Tags: Jim Ifko, PBIEC, WEF, show jumping, Un Diamant des Forets, Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more


May 4, 2021 0

REGULUS Proves to Be a Success

first_img View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: REGULUS View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today REGULUS Proves to Be a Success Share this article With sailors from both coasts participating aboard vessels from eleven different navies, this initiative continues to exceed its main objective.Sailing aboard French vessels BPC MISTRAL and FLF LA FAYETTE, Sub-Lieutenant Francois Belanger has experienced what most junior officers can only dream about. Working with representatives from NATO and allied countries, in addition to visiting exotic ports in Senegal, Brazil and the Ivory Coast and others, has helped develop him into a well-traveled Maritime Surface and Subsurface Officer.“My time on REGULUS has been a continuous series of unique and insightful experiences. Professionally it has allowed me to continue gaining knowledge about several branches of warfare, and apply it to watches on the bridge and/or in the operations room,” said Sub-Lieutenant Belanger.Aside from exposing junior personnel to a world outside the hulls of the Royal Canadian Navy REGULUS has allowed senior trades personnel an opportunity to broaden their horizons as well. Leading Seaman Justin Taylor, a Naval Communicator, was afforded the occasion to serve with the Royal New Zealand Navy and found that the training that he received at home allowed him to integrate seamlessly into his new position.“REGULUS was a very rewarding experience. In my trade procedures are mostly universal, making it easy to integrate into a new department regardless of the Navy I’m serving. It is mutually beneficial for both countries to have skilled personnel liaise with each other. We are able to explain differences in working culture and lessons learned in order to enhance both Navies understanding of operations,” commented Leading Seaman Justin Taylor.As the REGULUS program continues to grow it will continue to afford junior personnel with exposure to new horizons, and offer senior personnel the chance to develop in their roles.[mappress]Press Release, June 23, 2014; Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: success View post tag: americas REGULUS Proves to Be a Success View post tag: Navy June 23, 2014 REGULUS was created with the idea that sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy could expand their horizons and learn new skills in their trade by having the opportunity to serve aboard foreign naval vessels. Over 100 participants later, the results are unanimous – REGULUS has been a rousing success.last_img read more


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