first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport. To date, 49 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 18 horses and ponies, 22 humans, five organizations, and four teams.This year’s celebrated inductees will be:Builder (Organization) – Equestrian Management GroupBuilder (Individual) – Moffat DunlapCoach – Doug Hood (posthumously)Jumper Horse – Rio Grande, owned by Augustin and Christine Walch“We are thrilled to welcome four deserving new inductees into the Hall of Fame,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame.“Each has contributed to the success of our industry and has helped to establish the strong foundation that we enjoy today. Congratulations to all!”The ninth annual Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala will be part of a black-tie gala and dinner, including live music and dancing, held in the elegant Centennial Room at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex at Exhibition Place.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala has quickly grown into an annual favourite and each edition has been a sell-out. Videos commemorating each inductee’s contributions to the sport are a highlight of the evening, and friends and associates present the distinct Hall of Fame awards, making for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories. Induction and acceptance speeches run the gamut from factual to humorous to poignant.Tickets for the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony are $200 per person and can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. To purchase tickets, please visit the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website. PLEASE NOTE: Hall of Fame tickets will ONLY be sold on-line through an easy-to-use credit card system.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Dalene Paine, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.For more information, please contact Brent Harrison at tel: 613 287-1515 ext. 101 or e-mail: mailto:[email protected] Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit Tags: Jump Canada Hall of Fame, Equestrian Management Group, EMG, Moffat Dunlap, Doug Hood, Rio Grande, Email* 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. Horse Sport Enews 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

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore8-year-old Atticus Edwards may not be able to do any grinds, but he’s surely shredding it at the skate park.Born with cerebral palsy in Sacramento, California, Atticus’ mother describes wheelchair skateboarding as her son’s chosen form of therapy. Due to his condition, Atticus doesn’t talk much – but if you watch the video above, he can’t help but let out a yell of excitement after his dad rolls him through the turns.NEED A DAILY DOSE OF SMILES? …GET OUR GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOS“That was fantastic!” Atticus shouts with a smile.Not only is the self-prescribed therapeutic activity fun, but it makes for great bonding time between Atticus and his father, Jared.(WATCH the video above)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgJan 19, 2011 Avian flu outbreak kills 500 poultry in MyanmarHighly pathogenic avian flu has been confirmed in Myanmar poultry for the first time in almost a year, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report filed yesterday. The farm, in Bumay village in Sittwe township, housed 800 3-month-old layer chickens. Starting Jan 6, 500 of the 800 birds died, and a highly pathogenic H5 avian flu strain was confirmed. The other 300 chickens were culled to prevent disease spread. The village is home to eight farms that house a total of about 5,000 chickens, according to the report. Workers on the affected farm have tested negative for the virus, according to a story today in the Myanmar newspaper Mizzima. The last outbreak in the country was in March 2010, according to the OIE.Jan 18 OIE reportJan 19 Mizzima story Global experts, Haitian officials at odds on cholera vaccination plansInternational health experts and the Haitian government disagree on how to use cholera vaccination to fight Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which has claimed about 3,800 lives and caused 189,000 illnesses, according to a report in the Jan 20 issue of Nature. Earlier in the epidemic, which began in October, vaccination was dismissed as impractical in the face of a very limited vaccine supply and the rapid spread of the disease. But most international experts now favor a limited pilot project that would help determine whether a broader effort is worthwhile and how to use cholera vaccines in future outbreaks elsewhere, the story said. An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is recommending a pilot campaign that would use the 250,000 to 300,000 available doses of Dukoral, a vaccine made by Crucell. But the Haitian government, fearing that those denied vaccination would be resentful, is demanding a much larger campaign. Jean Ronald Cadet, vaccination program manager in Haiti’s health ministry, said the government wants at least 1 million doses as the prerequisite for launching an immunization drive and ultimately wants to vaccinate 6 million people, according to the story. Such an effort would require major increases in vaccine production.Jan 20 Nature reportDec 20 CIDRAP News story on vaccination issue Glaxo launches phase 3 trial of IV zanamivir GlaxoSmithKline today announced that it has launched a phase 3 clinical trial to compare intravenous (IV) zanamivir (Relenza), a drug licensed through Biota, with oral oseltamivir in patients hospitalized with influenza. The study’s endpoint is time to clinical response, and the company hopes to enroll 462 patients in more than 20 countries. IV zanamivir isn’t approved for sale in any country, but during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic the FDA allowed physicians to request to use it on an emergency basis. The approved zanamivir formulation is an inhaled drug, which can be difficult to administer to severely ill flu patients who have impaired lung function and can’t use a nebulizer. Zanamivir has served as a key treatment for managing oseltamivir-resistant flu infections.Jan 19 Glaxo press releasecenter_img Serology shows Taiwan was hit with novel H1N1 earlier than thoughtAs much as 14% of Taiwan’s population may have been infected with pandemic flu from April to June of 2009, before the first clinical cases were detected by surveillance in June, according to a new serologic study. Starting in the fall of 2009, researchers tracked 306 people from households with schoolchildren in central Taiwan. They took three separate samples from each patient over time for hemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay and defined seroconversion to 2009 H1N1 influenza as an HI titer of 1:40 or higher and a fourfold increase in neutralization titer. They found novel H1N1 antibody incidence to be 14.1% from April to June 2009 and 29.7% from July to October 2009, with the earliest instance of seroconversion occurring from Apr 26 to May 3. They found no age-specific pattern in their data, which they say may highlight “the importance of children as asymptomatic transmitters of influenza in households.”Jan 18 PloS One study DoD biodefense research changes focus from treatment to detectionThe US Department of Defense (DoD) is cutting back on the hunt for new treatments for victims of biological attacks while stepping up efforts to find better ways to detect mutant forms of deadly viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, the Boston Globe reported this week. A 5-year, $1 billion quest by the DoD Transformational Medical Technologies program for new medicines for deadly viruses was not very successful, yielding only two drugs that look promising, the story said. As a result, the next $1 billion for the program will be used mainly to develop better ways to identify mutant versions of lethal viruses, in view of the concern that bioterrorists may try to tinker with such viruses to make them more virulent. Alan S. Rudolph, director of science and technology at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said that research could pave the way for the development of antidotes that could eventually win Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, according to the story. He said the ultimate goal still is to develop drugs that are effective against multiple viruses. Biodefense specialists said it has become clear that it is easier to modify a pathogen for an offensive threat than it is to develop an effective defense.Jan 17 Boston Globe storylast_img read more

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The AFN president revealed that coaches attached to the teams for these competitions are also owed allowances, some since the World Athletics Championships in London in 2017. “What we have not been able to understand and we have asked Gusau to come and explain is how the AFN under his leadership at the time could be owing athletes for events  either fully or partially sponsored by World Athletics and for which budgets were made and funds released.“For example, World Athletics paid for full board (accommodation, feeding and flight) for all 25 athletes Nigeria took to Doha late last year. At a parley with some board members of the AFN led by its acting President, Olamide George, the athletes demanded that these allowances should be paid even if the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has to be called upon to bail out the federation like he did for the junior athletes who went to the Africa U-18 and U-20 Championships in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire last  April.The athletes listed some of the allowances they are owed to include that for the African Championships held in Asaba in August 2018, the IAAF (now World Athletics) Relays in Yokohama, Japan in May, 2019 and the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in September/October 2019.   Yet the AFN under Gusau got about $92,000 from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Athletes were expected to receive $1,300 each but were paid $1,000. Even for officials,the international body paid 55% of accommodation cost in form of subsidy,’ revealed George.The athletes have also been assured of more competitions to get them in shape for the two major events of the year viz the African Championships in Algeria in June and the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in July/August. Ibrahim Shehu Gusaucenter_img They revealed they were either not paid some at all or were short paid.In his response, AFN President George reminded the athletes that these allowances were included in the budget made by the impeached president and government released the necessary funds to prosecute the events. ‘We will continue to appeal to the Sports Minister to see if he can bail us out like he did for the junior athletes. I know it is difficult for government to pay again for events it has released funds for but we will look for ways to pay while efforts are made to make Gusau account for these monies,’ said George.  “We have been encouraged by the large turn out for the Akure event and more importantly the conduct of the athletes. We are determined to give you more competitions to enable you perform to your optimal best while assuring that your entitlements will henceforth be paid promptly.”The first AFN Classics will hold at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti at the end of the month, Nigeria track  and field athletes have demanded the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.  The athletes made the demand in Akure during the AFN All-Comers competition held at the Federal University of Technology stadium.             last_img read more