first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More 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. 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. Canada’s Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Lavallo-Chrevi’s LaVi, Matador) owned by Doug and Louise Leatherdale, won the FEI Advanced Level High Point Award at the Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm-Up and 28th Annual Show.They received high marks from the judges in the FEI Grand Prix, Intermediate A and Intermediaire II at the May 22-25 show in Lexington, KY.“Mr. and Mrs. Leatherdale and I are very happy with Chrevis Christo,” Creech said. “He is such an exciting horse and already shows so much promise and potential. This is the first year we are competing at this level and he is stepping right up to the challenge.”The May 24 FEI Intermediaire II class was the highlight of their results where they earned a 73.68 percent from Judge Fran Dearing Kehr. Other results included a 70.857 percent in the Intermediaire A and a 65.5 percent in the FEI Grand Prix.The partnership of Creech and Christo has steadily improved in the Intermediaire II. At the Adequan Global Dressage Festival series in Wellington, FL, they began the season in early January with a 66.316 percent and by early February, they had increased their scores to 72.105 percent.“He’s very talented boy and if I may say, he’s a total lovebug, who can’t get enough of smooching his people,” Creech said. Tags: Chrevis Christo, Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm-Up, Email* SIGN UP last_img read more

Posted in ahpxiwjb

first_imgAlan Victor of the Lansco Corporation and Polo Ralph Lauren store at 867 Madison Avenue (Credit: NYREJ)Alan Victor, a veteran retail broker who helped pioneer the concept of the pricey luxury retail flagship store, died on Friday at the age of 80. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease.A representative for the Lansco Corporation, the boutique retail brokerage Victor co-founded in the 1960s, confirmed his death.Victor is credited as one of the leading dealmakers of Manhattan’s pricey high street retail, which during his decades-long career developed into some of the most expensive real estate in the world.In 1986, he negotiated a deal for his client Polo Ralph Lauren to open its first flagship store in Manhattan at the ornate French Renaissance Revival-style Rhinelander Mansion on Madison Avenue.It was considered pivotal in the evolution of retail, from a place to shop to one where companies would pull out all the stops to showcase their brands.ADVERTISEMENT“He was an icon, one of the first to focus on retail leasing, especially luxury and fashion,” said Robin Abrams, a former partner at Lansco. “And he did flagships before anyone. A great guy.”Victor’s long career also includes deals representing Warner Bros. for its stores on 57th Street at Fifth Avenue and in Times Square, the Niketown deal at the Trump Organization’s 6 East 57th Street and Versace on Fifth Avenue.In 1965, he co-founded the boutique retail brokerage Lansco with partners Jack Walis and Mike Antkies, Howard Dolch and Stuart Lilien.The five brokers started out doing office deals, then in the late 1980s slowly began carving out a niche in retail as values for ground-floor spaces rose and landlords started to pay more attention to the sector.The company employed some top dealmakers in retail in the 2000s, and one of its strengths was said to be a comprehensive internal listings system that kept its brokers on top of the latest properties to hit the market.While larger competitors such as RKF and Winick Realty Group eventually stepped in and became dominant in leasing retail spaces across the city, Lansco remained, and maintained an old-school style of business.Victor retired from the job about three years ago.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229 This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Posted in oohiwmwh

first_imgEven after three discussion sessions–each running three hours or longer–credit unions werenot “talked out” about their concerns regarding the National Credit Union Administration’s risk-based capital proposal Thursday.  And that energy and engagement, says Credit Union National Association Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn, is what is needed going forward to ensure revisions the NCUA is contemplating will be significant enough to bring the kind of improvements credit unions need in a final regulation.At the agency’s final Listening Session of the year, held here from 1-4 p.m. (ET) Thursday, credit unions of all sizes continued to underscore that the RBC plan as written is seriously flawed and unworkable.  NCUA Chair Debbie Matz continued to assure that there will be numerous changes to the proposal before a rule is made final.She also stated, “The bottom line is, our goal is not to have a consensus. Our goal isn’t to have everybody here think it’s the best rule they’ve ever seen. Our goal is safety and soundness.”The NCUA has pledged to add time to the proposed 18-month implementation period and to adjust risk weights, especially in the areas of mortgages, member business loans, investments, credit union service organizations, and corporates credit unions. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted in pzkvckff

first_imgScientific American: I have always assumed that having a strong sense of self-worth was important. I figured it made a person happier, healthier, more successful, and easier to be around. Turns out that these benefits of self-esteem are rather hard to prove. Having high self-esteem has some modest pluses, studies suggest.…Speaking of learning, this issue of Mind includes a Special Report that highlights learning techniques. In the lead article of this section, John Dunlosky, a psychologist at Kent State and his colleagues explain how they sifted through hundreds of scientific papers to determine what study methods work best (see “Identify the Best Ways to Study”). These techniques cement knowledge in the long run, no matter what the material to be learned or the test used to measure comprehension. Here’s the lowdown.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Posted in yizmlxvh

first_imgThe criminal justice system needs to catch up with the rest of society and change its ‘stigmatising’ attitude towards mental health, starting by getting rid of outdated language, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service chief has said. Max Hill QC, director of public prosecutions, called for change shortly after revised guidance was published for prosecutors on how to deal with the 20% of its cases that involve victims, witnesses or defendants with mental health issues.Hill was delivering the Howard League for Penal Reform’s annual Parmoor Lecture, entitled ‘Are defendants with mental health conditions treated fairly by the criminal justice system?’ Max Hill QC wants change in law and practice to ensure those with mental health conditions are treated fairlyHe said: ‘We, as a society and as a service, are changing and we are recognising the importance of mental health as well as physical health. But criminal justice has not adapted. It has not moved forward with us. It is stigmatising and it is in need of change’.Prosecutors have been told not to refer to ‘mentally disordered offenders’. However, Hill said ‘the simple fact that the law still uses outdated terms such as “lunatics” (Trial of Lunatics Act 1883) is one clear sign this isn’t just about policy and practice, it is about bringing our legislation up to date’.Hill said the defence of plea or insanity was another area ‘characterised by outdated and stigmatising terminology’.The DPP backed a defence proposed by the Law Commission of ‘not criminally responsible by reason of a recognised medical condition’.Closing his speech, he said criminal law had a ‘long way to go’ to ensure those with mental health conditions in the criminal justice system are being treated fairly.Hill stressed that he was not suggesting the CPS stop prosecuting people with mental health conditions. ‘What we need to be doing is balancing our approach and ensuring that those with mental health conditions, and I’m including victims and witnesses here as well, are treated fairly and proportionately. This is about encouraging the criminal justice system to engage in a debate which, for wider society, is already in full flow.’last_img read more

Posted in ihodgrjg

first_imgFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made enhancing Scotland’s education system and improving opportunities for young people the top priority of her new Cabinet team, handing responsibility for the portfolio to her longest serving Cabinet Secretary, John Swinney.Mr Swinney, who has served as Finance Secretary for nine years, will take forward the Scottish Government’s ambitious education programme, with a focus on closing the attainment gap and widening access to higher and further education for those from deprived backgrounds.Mr Swinney will continue to serve as Deputy First Minister and will have responsibility for public sector reform across government.The new Cabinet team also confirms the First Minister’s focus on the economy, with Derek Mackay appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution and Keith Brown taking up the newly created post of Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work. Mr Brown will retain personal responsibility for Veterans policy.The economy will also be at the centre of Fergus Ewing’s remit as he takes up the post of Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity.The Environment and Climate Change will have a dedicated Cabinet Secretary for the first time, with Roseanna Cunningham’s appointment underlining the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to further reduce carbon emissions, protect and enhance Scotland’s environment and take forward the Government’s work on land reformShona Robison will continue as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, building on her achievements and overseeing the Scottish Government’s strong record of investment in and reform of the NHS in Scotland as well as guiding the ongoing integration of health and social care.Michael Matheson will also stay in post as Cabinet Secretary for Justice, maintaining the Scottish Government’s support for the police that has seen crime reduced to a 41 year low, while continuing work already begun in areas such as responding to female offending.There will be continuity too in the culture and external affairs portfolio, with Fiona Hyslop continuing to serve in that area. However, her remit will be widened with a new Cabinet Secretary Culture, Tourism and External Affairs position.The First Minister also announced that Angela Constance will be the new Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, tasked with taking forward the implementation of new welfare powers being devolved to Scotland.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:“The central focus of the Scottish Government I lead will be ensuring that our education system is world class and that every child in Scotland is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter their background.“We have set out ambitious plans to close the attainment gap and widen access to higher and further education and I am absolutely delighted to confirm that John Swinney will take this programme forward as the new Cabinet Secretary for Education.“John’s record is exemplary, overseeing a succession of balanced budgets as well as delivering the recent fiscal framework deal that will underpin the new powers being devolved to the Scottish parliament. His appointment to this crucial role demonstrates how important education is to my government.“The new Cabinet also reflects my focus on the economy, with three key appointments to implement our economic agenda.“Derek Mackay will take up the post of Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, where I am certain that, following his strong performance as transport minister, he will continue the excellent work of his predecessor in overseeing the introduction of new tax powers.“The economy portfolio will be enhanced with a new post of Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work to be filled by Keith Brown. He will build on his successful delivery of key infrastructure projects across Scotland and work intensively to secure investment into Scotland and support more people into work.“And we will ensure that the importance of the rural economy is fully reflected in the Scottish Government, with the appointment of Fergus Ewing as Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, recognising the key challenges faced by the rural economy and the vital importance of transport and broadband links.“Elsewhere, our public services will remain in excellent hands, with the reappointment of Shona Robison and Michael Matheson as cabinet secretaries for health and justice respectively. Both Shona and Michael have an excellent track record of delivery in these areas and are the best people to oversee our record levels of investment in the NHS and the protection of the police budget.“Fiona Hyslop will continue her important work supporting Scotland’s creative and cultural industries as well as leading on the Scottish Government’s position on Europe. For the first time, her responsibilities will also extend to tourism, bringing together different aspects of Scotland’s presence in the world.“Meanwhile, with the Scottish Parliament about to assume new powers over welfare and social security, I can announce the creation of a new role – that of Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities – to be taken up by Angela Constance.“Finally, with climate change one of the defining challenges of our generation, I can confirm Roseanna Cunningham will take up the new post of Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. As well as driving forward work to allow Scotland to meet its ambitious climate change targets, Roseanna will have responsibility for implementation of our radical land reform agenda.“The Cabinet I have announced today will ensure our priorities of education and the economy are given fresh impetus; our public services are reformed and improved and we are able to respond to challenges such as climate change in the years to come.“The new Scottish Government team has the right mixture of experience and fresh ideas and maintains the gender balance that I believe is important. It is the best team to take Scotland forward.”Notes to editorsNew Cabinet with portfolio responsibilitiesFirst Minister: Nicola Sturgeon MSPHead of the Scottish Government: responsible for development, implementation and presentation of Government policy, constitutional affairs, and for promoting and representing Scotland.Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills: John Swinney MSPGovernment Strategy, Delivery and outcomes across portfolios, Resilience, School standards, Educational attainment and closing the attainment gap, National Improvement Framework, Quality and improvement, Teaching profession, School infrastructure and staffing, Qualifications, Behaviour, Measures to combat bullying, The Gaelic and Scots languages, Modern languages, Historical Abuse Inquiry, Named person, Cross Government co-ordination of Public Service Reform, Childcare implementation, Early years, Child protection, Social services workforce, Adoption and Fostering, Children’s rights, Looked after children, Children’s hearings, Protection of vulnerable groups, Children’s services, Widening Access, Higher education and universities, Further education and colleges, Student funding, Science and STEM, Youth work, Skills Development Scotland, Implementation of Wood recommendations.Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution: Derek Mackay MSPScottish Budget, Fiscal policy, Taxation, Budgetary monitoring and reporting, Scottish Public Finances and their sustainability, Public sector pay and pensions, Scottish Futures Trust, Efficient government, Public Bodies Policy, National Performance Framework, Registers of Scotland, Government procurement, Digital Public Services, Constitution.Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport: Shona Robison MSPNHS, Elective centres, Health care and social integration, Carers, Adult care and support, Implementing 2020 Vision and National Clinical Strategy, Patient services, NHS staff and pay, Problem alcohol use and recovery, Healthy working lives, National service planning, NHS performance, Acute services, Sporting events and legacy, Patient safety, Quality strategy, Public health, Health protection, Sport and physical activity, Primary care, Mental health, Allied healthcare services, Dentistry, Sexual health, medical records, Health improvement, Drugs policy, Child and maternal health.Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform: Roseanna Cunningham MSPClimate Change, Flood prevention, water quality, Land reform, Physical and marine environment, Sustainable development, Biodiversity, Natural heritage, Environmental protection, Environmental and climate justice, National parks, Scottish Water.Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs: Fiona Hyslop MSPCulture and the arts, Broadcasting, Architecture, Built heritage, National identity, Cross government co-ordination on bringing major events to Scotland, National records, Fair trade, Tourism, International development, Cross-government co-ordination on European Union and international relations, Scottish diaspora.Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities: Angela Constance MSPWelfare policy, Community empowerment, Devolution to Communities and Reform of Local Government, Equalities, Religious and faith organisations, Protection and development of Social and Human Rights, Third sector and social economy, Democratic renewal, Local government, Housing, Homelessness, Community planning, Planning, Business improvement districts, Town centres, Building standards, Social security, Implementation of new powers, Measures against poverty, Disabilities, Older people.Cabinet Secretary for Justice: Michael Matheson MSPThe Justice system, Criminal Law procedure, Civil law, Police, Fire and Rescue services, Legal profession, Violence reduction, Anti-sectarianism, Courts, Sentencing, Security, Human rights, Access to justice, Community safety, Anti-social behaviour, Prisons and prisoners, Female offenders, Criminal justice social work, Victims and witnesses, Reducing reoffending, Youth justice, Liquor licensing.Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work: Keith Brown MSPThe Scottish Economy, Infrastructure Investment Policy, Scottish Enterprise, Trade & Inward Investment, Innovation, internationalisation, increasing productivity, Fair work and inclusive growth, Labour market strategy, Living wage, European Structural funds, Infrastructure Investment Policy, Consumer advocacy and advice, Employment policy, Trades Unions, Bankruptcy policy and Accountant in Bankruptcy (AIB), Business, Industry and Manufacturing, Cities, Energy and energy consent, Regional Economic Forums, Life sciences, Financial services, Low carbon economy, Renewable energy industries,Youth and Women’s Employment, Employability programmesCabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity: Fergus Ewing MSPRural Scotland, Highlands Islands Enterprise, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food and drink, Crofting, Transport, Connectivity including 100 per cent broadband.The junior ministerial team will be announced by the First Minister in due course. Education and economy focus to new Scottish Government team. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInlast_img read more

Posted in kiyxelbq

first_imgFrench organisation Warthox Esport and French basketball club Paris Basketball have joined forces for the 2020 season.The partnership will see Warthox become the esports partner of Paris Basketball respectively. Image credit: Warthox EsportRELATED: 2K Games announces NBA 2K20 Global ChampionshipWarthox will be in charge of the creation of Paris Basketball Gaming, an NBA 2K roster that will be competing in the French Pro-Am League among other competitions.Lucas Poher, Founder and President of Warthox Esport, discussed the partnership in a release: “We are very happy to welcome Paris Basketball into our universe. This is a strong signal that demonstrates the rapid growth of Warthox over the last two years. This partnership, combining sport and esports, has been thought out and matured in order to give NBA 2K20 players every chance to shine in their next competitions.”RELATED: NBA 2K League goes international with Gen.G Shanghai franchiseAlexandre “Heat21000” Rochko, Gregg “BartRetro” Vadius, Alge “Algebrike” Roi, Yairi “Yairi_” Ancori, Matan “1029384756” Alkobi, Antoine “B__Royy” Raclot, and Alexandre “Peschou_2k” Peschard will be the first five-man roster to represent Paris Basketball Gaming.Paul Cachera, COO of Warthox, added: “Warthox’s goal is to ultimately become a reference on the French and European Esport scene. We have a lot to learn from Paris Basketball about their training practices, which also apply to esports”.Esports Insider says: With both parties looking to expand their presence in the French esports space, the creation of Paris Basketball Gaming has the potential to cultivate new fans which is always a positive.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Posted in oohiwmwh