Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The stage is set for a titanic weekend battle with driving’s biggest names nestled together on a tightly-packed leaderboard after day one of the Longines FEI European Championships 2017 in Gothenburg (SWE).It will be the orange men of the Netherlands who move on from the dressage to the marathon test in the best spirits, after claiming the top two individual spots and finishing more than seven points clear in the team competition on a score of 85.83.But Germany, under the temporary tutelage of world number one Boyd Exell (AUS), showed a marked overall improvement in dressage, getting all three of their team into the top seven individual positions. They currently lie second in the team standings.Meanwhile, rising star Edouard Simonet (BEL) laid down a strong marker as he moved into individual third to steer Team Belgium into a temporary hold on bronze, a slender 2.54 penalties adrift of the Germans.It is Theo Timmerman (NED) though who tops the individual placings after producing a flawless dressage display in front of the biggest crowd of the week at the Heden Arena. “The feeling was good, I did every figure, every transition perfectly,” he said.The 52-year-old’s score of 41.82 placed him just ahead of compatriot Ijsbrand Chardon (NED), who revealed he’d been forced to change his best two horses following July’s FEI World Cup™ competition in Aachen (GER).An exuberant Timmerman shared an interesting take on just why the Dutch have dominated the team aspect of this event for the past decade.“It sounds stupid as we are a team, but we don’t work together. We all do our own thing, we know each other, we do the course walk together, but training-wise and driving-wise Koos (de Ronde) does his thing, Ijsbrand (Chardon) does his thing and I do my thing and we don’t bother each other.” ~ overnight leader Theo Timmerman (NED)The Germans, who take a different attitude to team building, spent the early part of the week in a training camp at the farm of team member Mareike Harm under the watchful eye of Exell. It too seems to be working.“The 2012 World Championships was the last time I was under 50,” said Georg von Stein, who is running two of Exell’s horses in his team. “I was calmer with the support of Boyd (Exell), all his experience and the training we did. It felt easier with his horses.”Von Stein starts the marathon course seventh overall, three places behind teammate Harm. With specialist marathon driver Christoph Sandmann (GER) lying fifth, the 2015 European Championship silver medallists will fancy going one better here.The young guns from Belgium will no doubt have something to say about that though. Simonet led the charge in the morning, finishing with his best dressage score for two years.“To be at or near my best at a Championship is good! I was up at 5.30am and in the practice arena at 6.30am. It was worth it!” ~ Edouard Simonet (BEL) in third after dressageExell, the 27-year-old’s coach and mentor, noted that the next two days are a “big opportunity” for his charge, who scored 45.42.As soon as each driver stepped off his or her carriage, thoughts turned to tomorrow’s marathon test. Event leader Timmerman neatly summed up the drivers’ thoughts as they contemplated flying through Gothenburg’s city centre and into the Slottsskogen Park for the obstacles test.“This is something special, once or twice in your life you have something like this. They had it in Stockholm in ‘88, it was great, and they do it again in Sweden. You don’t find it anywhere else where they do it like this. I can’t wait to see how many people will be there.” ~ Theo Timmerman (NED) on why the Slottsskogen marathon will be so special.Wheels start rolling for the marathon at 10:15 Aug. 26.Individual result :1. Theo Timmerman/16A Balero / 16B Boy / 16D Esprit / 16E Mister (country) 41.822. Ijsbrand Chardon/14A Baldun / 14B Eddy / 14D Danbrozie / 14E Darco (country) 44.013. Edouard Simonet/4A Bouke / 4B Dark Dream / 4C El Fiero vd Vemmekeshoeve d’O7 / 4D Topspeed Bauke (country) 45.42Team result :1. NED – Koos de Rone, Ijsbrand Chardon, Theo Timmerman 85,832. GER – Mareike Harm, Georg von Stein, Christoph Sandmann 93,323. BEL – Edouard Simonet, Dries Degrieck, Glenn Geerts 95,86 Tags: Longines FEI European Championships 2017, Theo Timmerman (NED), 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. 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You need to sign in or create an account to save School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Twitter Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Share Maryland, United States Research Program Assistant II GeneralSummary/Purpose:Under general supervision job supportsdepartmental research programs and/or clinical trials with studydata collection and organization through the process of recruitingand coordinating activities for a research study. The range ofduties includes, but is not limited to: patient recruitment/interviews, data collection, data entry, organizing collectedinformation; and recordsmanagement.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Recruitment(10%):Review Dermatology and PediatricAllergy schedules to find potential eligible patients to berecruited. Post study flyers throughoutcampus.Participate in the prescreeningprocess by phone or inclinic.Study Visits(40%):Ensure that research charts areprepared on a timely manner, organized and maintained. Makeappointment reminder calls/emails to the studypatients.Complete feeding plans for baselinevisits withpatients.Communicate vehicle for peanutintroduction withnutrition.Enter and update appointmentinformation in CRMS, PCRU andEPIC.Skin Prick Testing(10%):Administer skin prick testing anddocument in the researchchart.Documentation management(5%):Maintain allergen log with expirationdates and lotnumbers.Maintain peanut administration logsand supportingdocumentation.Submit check requisitions for studyvisits.Update Access patient database withnew information in regards to follow-up calls or any pertinentinformation.Obtain signatures on essentialdocuments for research charts and regulatorybinders.Data Management(35%):Design RedCap instruments for dataentry.Enter visit data for study patients inRedCap on a timelymanner.Other duties asassigned.Minimum Qualifications(mandatory):High SchoolDiploma/GEDTwo (2) years relatedexperience.Additional education may substitutefor required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHUequivalency formula.JHU EquivalencyFormula: 30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be appliedtowards the total minimum education/experience required for therespective job.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degreepreferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:The candidate should have excellentorganizational, communication and writingskills.Classified Title:Research Program AssistantIIWorking Title: Research ProgramAssistant IIRole/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range:$14.14-$19.44 per hour;commensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:00am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003081-SOM Ped Immunology Personnel area: Johns Hopkins UniversityThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. 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Next Up It was so nice to see Port Arthur Officer Ricky Antoine and Sergeant Jennifer Vogel, Deputy Kenneth Gunner and Clerk Franny Griffin from Constable Collins’ office volunteering their time on a Saturday to assist with the health fair. I would also like to thank Commissioner Sinegal for making “Popeye Holmes Park” look so nice and inviting for the public to enjoy.Keep up the good work, Commissioner Sinegal!Franny Underhill GriffinPort Arthur I would like to give a big shout out to Commissioner Michael Shane Sinegal and his staff. The Take yourself and a loved one to the Doctor day was a success. There were many booths with available resources to assist the public and I’m looking forward to the next one.
OK, so the name (or at least the first half), was one of the worst kept secrets in pro-cycling. Nevertheless, the official unveiling in Luxembourg this evening of the state-sponsored team built around Andy and Fränk Schleck, and confirmation of Trek’s headline sponsor role, was exciting.Check the video above for some hype from the bike sponsors (and also Specialized’s HTC videos, too) for a taste of the action. This effort from Trek may be predictable (if only because, since Cervélo’s Beyond The Peloton, it seems to be de rigueur to make a series of behind-the-scenes documentaries) but saliva-inducing none the less.Full team details are here: they make pretty exciting reading.And, finally, click below for a peek at the kit, which has been receiving a slating on the internet, but which – aside from the depressing blue/black trend predominating in the peloton – is actually fairly tasteful, IMHO. Though shouldn’t it be more like this? Let us know your thoughts…Daniele Bennati. Source: Velochrono.fr Brice Feillu. Source: Velochrono.fr
Wired:I’ve got a weak spot for pulp fiction, especially when it involves a mysterious twist. I like unironic thrillers and mediocre Agatha Christie imitations. Basically, I like any kind of fiction that lets me forget for vast stretches of time that I’m sitting in an airport terminal.I read these books in an unusual way: I begin with the last five pages, seeking out the final twist first. The twist won’t make sense at this point, but that doesn’t matter — I enjoy reading the story with the grand finale in mind. (Hell, I even cheated with Harry Potter.)I’ve always assumed that this reading style is a perverse personal habit, a symptom of a flawed literary intelligence. It turns out, though, that I was just ahead of the curve, because spoilers don’t spoil anything. In fact, a new study suggests that spoilers can actually increase our enjoyment of literature. Although we’ve long assumed that the suspense makes the story — we keep on reading because we don’t know what happens next — this new research suggests that the tension actually detracts from our enjoyment.Read the whole story: Wired More of our Members in the Media >
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A Greenport woman arrived home on Wednesday, November 7, only to find a strange man standing in her living room, Southold Town Police reported. The startled woman called police but the man was in no hurry. When police arrived, he was standing outside.Anthony Chance, 38, of East Marion was standing in front of the house and allegedly admitted that he had gone inside the house without permission.The victim noticed her checkbook and $200 were missing, she told police. A subsequent search turned up the items in Chance’s possession, police said. That was good enough for a felony count of burglary in the second degree.In other news, John Tuthill of Greenport was arrested on Monday, November 5, for driving while intoxicated. Southold Town Police said he was spotted driving across double lines at about 8:15 AM on Route 25 in Jamesport. He did not fare well when police initiated routine sobriety tests.Mynor Depazjavier of Cutchogue was arrested for DWI in the wee hours of Saturday morning, November 3, on Route 48 in Peconic, police said.Southold FireA fire on Jasmine Lane in Southold injured two people, one seriously.A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Centerafter suffering burns from a fire that sparked in her Southold home onOctober 31.The fire started shortly after 11 AM and firefighters from the Southold, Greenport, and Cutchogue fire departments all responded to the scene.One cat perished but two others made it out, though they have yet to be recovered.Teens Still MissingRiverhead Town Police are asking the public’s help as investigators continue to search for two teenaged girls missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch since October 27. Independent/RTPDRiverhead Town Police are asking the public’s help as investigators continue to search for two teenaged girls missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch since October 27.Police said Desiray Meislohn, 14, and Erika Swanson, 16, left the ranch’s facility on Sound Avenue in Riverhead on their own and no foul play is suspected. Teens living at the facility have left on their own accord in the past. Police are urging anyone withinformation to call 631-727-4500. Calls will be kept [email protected] Share
On Saturday, April 13, Sag Harbor will turn into a running course for a cause. At the ninth annual Katy’s Courage 5K, sneakers will be hitting the pavement to honor and remember a 12-year-old who stole the community’s hearts, Katy Stewart, who died of a rare pediatric liver cancer.“We look forward to the 5K every year,” said Brigid Collins, Katy’s mother. “This race is such a great way to kick off the spring season and see our community come together. We love seeing all the talented athletes and new faces year after year. It’s so heart-warming to see our friends, family, and supporters in attendance and coming together to support our cause. It’s a great course.” Runners of all levels — and ages — are encouraged to participate, from competitive to casual.Katy’s Courage is a not-for-profit organization that supports education, children bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.Partial proceeds from this year’s event will go towards college scholarships for seniors at Pierson and East Hampton High School. In addition, money raised will fund Katy’s Kids at the Children’s Museum of the East End. Katy’s Kids is a dedicated group providing a healing environment for kids and their families who have recently lost a loved one to cancer. The open sessions take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month.Katy’s father, Jim Stewart, also looks forward to the event ever year. “After being inside all winter, it’s great to get out and see all our supporters, friends, and families participate in this heart-shaped 5K. We deeply appreciate all the camaraderie and love shown for a cause close to our hearts that honors the memory of our little girl, Katy.”Registration and check-in takes place from 7 to 8:15 AM, with the race beginning at 8:30 AM. The race will head north from 21 West Water Street before making a right onto Main Street and another right onto Glover Street. A run through the Redwood section will finish back on Water Street.“Most recently, we made a contribution in support of an initiative at Memorial Sloan Kettering designed to help fund a DNA sequencer and the genomic profiling it drives, helping patients get the earliest and most precise treatment possible. Each of these initiatives is in need of dollars to positively affect our community, and we continue to see first-hand the way in which they make a wonderful difference for the children and families who receive assistance from them. We look forward to seeing everyone at the race!” Stewart concluded.Visit www.katyscourage.org for race sign-up or to make a [email protected] Share
Third-party logistics provider Damco has started operating the first international standard warehouse and Container Freight Station (CFS) facility in Myanmar.This brand-new 4,000 square metre facility is C-TPAT compliant, located within 15 kilometres from Yangon ports and major industrial locations.It is suitable for import/export activities for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), consumer electronics, apparels, components, machinery and project cargo.“Damco is the first global logistics company in Myanmar. After acquiring an operating license in 2013 and opening a new office in Yangon, we have strengthened our position in Myanmar by being the first international logistics company in the country to start offering own-operated CFS/warehousing services,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, managing director of the Thailand, Malaysia & Myanmar cluster.According to Damco, since international sanctions were lifted in 2012, Myanmar has established itself as a new frontier market, with potential to become a major sourcing country and consumer market in the near future.The country’s strategic location between three drivers of global economic growth – China, India and Southeast Asia – makes it one of the most unique emerging markets in Asia.“Emerging markets have always been one of Damco’s focus areas and core strengths, with many of our key customers sourcing their products from or operating in these markets. These customers can now rely on Damco as their logistics partner in Myanmar. They will benefit from the same service quality for cargo shipped out of Myanmar as any other country in which we operate,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha.[mappress]June 25, 2014
The demolition team had just two nights to remove the concrete supports and the railway track beneath the bridge was shut to traffic for two days. The 300-tonne capacity Liebherr mobile cranes were positioned on both sides of a railway track approximately 8 m below the bridge. The cranes’ attachment equipment was secured to each half of the 80-tonne concrete supports, which measured 2 m in height, before work began to cut the supports in the centre and at the abutments using a diamond-tipped wall saw. The crane drivers then had to work with precision to ensure that the freely suspended sections of the support, measuring around 15 m in length, did not tilt. The project was made more challenging due to adverse weather conditions, including sub-zero temperatures and thick fog at the site. According to Liebherr, Sommer-Kranverleih from Bremen and Autokrane-Spallek from Ibbenbüren, Germany, have fleets that comprise of approximately a dozen cranes each, all of which have been supplied by the Liebherr plant in Ehingen. www.liebherr.com www.sommer-kranverleih.de www.autokrane-spallek.de