first_imgHoly Family Primary Celebrates Royal VisitJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedEarl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2 RelatedPrince Edward And Countess Arrive For Working Visit FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerHer Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right); accepts a gift from student, Holy Family Primary and Infant School, Demarco Hylton (left); during a visit to the institution’s Laws Street premises in downtown Kingston on March 4. Others sharing in the moment are: Acting Principal at the school, A. Walker-Gordon (centre); and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster Allen (background right). The Countess and His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex are in the island for a four-day working visit and will depart on March 5. RelatedYoung Patients Thrilled At Visit Of Countess Of Wessexcenter_img Story HighlightsThe Countess was accompanied to the institution by Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites and others.The students entertained their audience with renditions of cultural songs by Stephen Davis; dance by the school’s dance troupe; and a poem in dialect by Loward Greaves.The Countess encouraged the students to make the most of their opportunities while in school, as it will assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations. Holy Family Primary Celebrates Royal Visit Official VisitsMarch 5, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson The mood at Holy Family Primary and Infant School was celebratory as Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex arrived at the institution’s Laws Street premises on March 4.The Countess, who is on a four-day working visit to the island along with His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, was accompanied to the institution by Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Elaine Foster Allen; Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Most Reverend Charles Dufour; and members of the school board.The students, mainly decked in colourful attire, entertained their audience with renditions of cultural songs by Stephen Davis; dance by the school’s dance troupe; and a poem in dialect by Loward Greaves. The school’s music band also executed a medley of pieces.Those who did not perform gathered in the school’s courtyard while others lined the corridors and waved the Jamaican flag to the various performances.The Countess who appeared to enjoy the various pieces admitted that she truly received a “Jamaican welcome.”She encouraged the students to make the most of their opportunities while in school, as it will assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations.“School is a very important time in all of our lives; the problem is that we only realize that once we have left school. So I’m telling you now, don’t miss this opportunity. This is the opportunity that you won’t get back again, so use it to the best that you can,” The Countess advised.“You have a good school here and you have a lot of very good teachers around you, who are going to do their very best to see that you become the people that you want to be,” she added.In his remarks, Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, urged the students to “try hard with their lessons and also all the other activities which improve behavior and which make you strong young people and later strong young adults.”He commended the Board and staff of the institution, noting that they are doing a “fine job”, and encouraged them to continue on the path of success.Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Most Rev. Charles Dufour, thanked Her Royal Highness for gracing the school with her presence. “We believe that this visit will be an indelible memory for them and a sharp incentive that will push them ever onward and upward,” he said.During her visit, the Countess unveiled a commemorative plaque, greeted the students and staff and toured sections of the institution’s compound.Their Royal Highnesses arrived in the island on Sunday, March 2, to participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.This will include meeting with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica, which is chaired by Professor Derrick McKoy, of the University of the West Indies, Mona. His Royal Highness is Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council.They are scheduled to depart the island on Wednesday, March 5. Advertisementslast_img read more

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. Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades, 2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medalists, took their second victory gallop of the 2017 season in the “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by U.S. PRE Association, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Friday.Week three of the AGDF, which is held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), in Wellington, FL, will conclude on Sunday, January 29. The circuit resumes February 9-12 with the CDI5* presented by Diamante Farms; CDI 3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty; and CDI 1*, presented by Engel & Völkers. The 2017 AGDF hosts seven CDI events, two CPEDI competitions, and national shows through March 25.Laura Graves (USA) and her 2016 Rio Olympic Games mount, Verdades, a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Florett AS x Liwilarda) owned by Graves, topped the leader board once again tonight, with a show stopping performance and a score of 80.728%.Graves’ and Verdades’ performance marks the sixth time that a score of 80% or above has been recorded at AGDF, and the pair holds three of those scores.“This horse has a heart of gold, and he loves to come out here. There is nothing that I can really take credit for. I’d like to say that he was born this way and maybe I’ve nurtured it or not taken it out of him, but he’s just a magical character,” said Graves, who also won yesterday’s FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by Yeguada de Ymas, as well as Friday night’s Owner and Groom Awards.Of her ride and her time back at AGDF, she commented, “It certainly feels good to start the season on an 80%. That’s been our goal by the end of a lot of our previous seasons, so that’s great. It just feels so good to be back here at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. I’ve ridden in a lot of stadiums now, and there is nothing compared to this.”The second place finish of the night was awarded to Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén (SWE) and her mount Paridon Magi, a 2003 Swedish Warmblood gelding (Don Primero x Napoli x Napoleon 625) owned by Lövsta Stuteri, with a 77.517%.“I was very pleased with Magi today. I just wanted to make sure the judges were awake, so I drifted a little from my floor plan in the beginning to scare them a bit,” she joked. “Because of that I couldn’t get the highest grade myself, but the horse was super tonight. It’s a great atmosphere to ride in here, so it was nice.”Arlene “Tuny” Page (USA) and Woodstock, a 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Havel x Mirania) owned by Page, rounded out the top three with a score of 74.020%.Page echoed Graves’ appreciation for the current state of competition. “Without this organization (at AGDF), American dressage would not be where it is today. Being here (at AGDF) has elevated us internationally, like we’ve never been before,” she said.Judge Lee Tubman said of the new Degree of Difficulty scoring used in the freestyle, “The new system that has been established, (and) overall I think this will work very well. I’m happy to have been a part of it tonight and to have a better understanding, and I look forward to working with it again in the future.”Allyn Mann, Director of Adequan®, said, “After all of these years, it just continues to be one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. There are great people, great horses.”The night also featured a special retirement ceremony for two-time Olympic PRE stallion Grandioso (Adelante x Sevillano IX), owned by Kim Boyer. The stallion competed for the Spanish team with rider Daniel Martin Dockx (ESP) at the London Olympics in 2012, and then again at Rio in 2016.Other classes of the day included the FEI Young Rider Team (CDIY), sponsored by Yeguada de Ymas, and won by Codi Harrison (USA) and Katholts Bossco, a 2007 Danish Warmblood gelding (Blue Hors don Schufro x Katholts Farceur x Michellino) owned by Harrison, with a score of 69.763%. Victory in the FEI Intermediate II 16-25, sponsored by Diamante Farms, went to Juan Matute Guimon (ESP) and Dhannie Ymas, a 2007 Hanoverian gelding (Don Crusador x Welina) owned by Yeguada de Ymas S.L., with a score of 68.000%.The FEI Junior Rider Team class, sponsored by The Axel Johnson Group, awarded the win to Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt (ESP) and Rihanna Ymas, a 2008 Brandenburger mare (Relius x Akira x Akzento) owned by Yeguada de Ymas S.L., with a score of 67.730%. The winning score for the Intermediate I CDI1*, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute, was captured by Lindsay Kellock and Royal Prinz, a 2001 Oldenburg stallion (Royal Diamond x Mystica x Dream of Glory) owned by Teresa Simmons, with a score of 70.132%.Competition at AGDF will resume tomorrow witha full schedule of classes, including theFEI Grand Prix 16-25 – CDI U25 sponsored by Diamante Farms,followed by the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Yeguada de Ymas. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-WPlace, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total %1. Laura Graves (USA), Verdades, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Florett AS x Liwilarda owned by Laura Graves: 81.860%, 78.140%, 79.055%, 80.740%, 83.845%, 80.728%2. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén (SWE), Paridon Magi, 2003 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Don Primero x Napoli x Napoleon 625 owned by Lovsta Stuteri: 77.530%, 77.165%, 76.985%, 78.530%, 77.375%, 77.517%3. Arlene Page (USA), Woodstock, 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Havel x Mirania owned by Arlene Page: 75.050%, 74.295%, 74.350%, 72.250%, 74.155%, 74.020%4. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN), All In, 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango x Leontine x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu: 74.490%, 72.950%, 74.200%, 74.575%, 71.935%, 73.630%5. Juan Matute Guimon (ESP), Don Diego Ymas, 2003 Warmblood gelding by Don Frederico x Wie Platine x Wolkenstein II owned by Juan F Matute: 73.915%, 73.475%, 75.720%, 74.225%, 70.700%, 73.607%6. Jan Ebeling (USA), FRH Rassolini, 2003 Hanoverian stallion by Rubioso N x Sweetheart owned by Vantage Equestrian Group: 72.610%, 70.730%, 71.720%, 72.625%, 72.470%, 72.031%7. Charlotte Jorst (USA), Kastel’s Akeem Foldager, 2002 Danish Warmblood gelding by Akinos x Lobelia Foldager x Loran owned by Kastel Denmark: 73.740%, 72.200%, 69.645%, 71.520%, 71.280%, 71.677%8. Jacqueline Brooks (CAN), D Niro, 1998 Swedish Warmblood gelding by D day x Alitalia x Napoleon 625 owned by Brookhaven Dressage Inc.: 68.935%, 71.180%, 72.910%, 72.425%, 68.060%, 70.702% Tags: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, AGDF, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, 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.last_img read more

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first_imgThe native champion Ludogorets was the lucky winner in today’s draw for the Europa League.Razgrad entered the tournament after dropping out of the Champions League, and had to join the third qualifying round in a stream with the other losing champions.However, the format of the qualifiers is such that two teams had to continue directly to the playoffs without a game, as Ludoogrets got very lucky to be one of them.Thus, Razgrad, together with the Albanian champion Tirana, are only in a match since entering the groups of the second strongest European tournament.It is through the flow of losing champions that Ludogorets has been part of the Europa League groups for the last three seasons. Despite another disappointment on the way to the Champions League, the citizens of Razgrad have a great chance for European football at least until Christmas.Ludogorets will learn about its opponent for this phase on September 18, and the decisive match will be played on October 1.last_img read more