Dr. Geoff Vernon Appointed Dressage Team Vet for 2014 WEG

first_img Horse Sport Enews Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Geoff Vernon has been appointed the official Dressage Team Veterinarian for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, set to take place in Normandy, FRA next summer.“We are thrilled to have a seasoned professional like Dr. Vernon join the team,” said Victoria Winter, who was recently appointed the Chef d’Equipe for Canada’s 2014 WEG Dressage Team. “Not only does he bring years of international experience, but having filled this role for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2010 WEG, he already has a good familiarity with our riders. I look forward to working with him as we prepare for WEG.”A world-renowned equine veterinarian, Dr. Vernon has held FEI Veterinarian status since 2009. In that time, he has filled the role of team vet for both Canada and the U.S. at Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and World Equestrian Games, as well as a wide range of prestigious international competitions.“I look forward to the opportunity of building on the past successes of Canada’s dressage team and in helping to fulfil its promise for the future,” said Dr. Vernon.In addition to being Canada’s WEG Dressage Team Veterinarian, Dr. Vernon will be offering his expertise to high performance riders as a keynote speaker at Dressage Canada’s “Florida Fortnight” , which is being hosted during CDI-level competition at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL from Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2014. Created to provide dressage athletes, sponsors, owners, officials, and enthusiasts with the chance to join in educational, networking, and entertainment-related activities, the Florida Fortnight will feature everything from public panel discussions and fundraisers to private planning sessions for Canada’s potential WEG team members.For more information on the Florida Fortnight, visit www.equinecanada.ca/dressage.Keep your eye on Dressage Canada’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for future news and updates on Canada’s Dressage Team for WEG 2014. Tags: Dressage Canada, 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Dr. Geoff Vernon, SIGN UP 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. 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. Email*last_img read more

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CPT launches driver licence checking with TruTac

first_imgThe Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has launched ‘CPT Licence Check’, a driving licence verification service at a discounted rate for CPT members.Launched at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show last week, the new service is in partnership with TruTac. It gives members a discount of up to 25%.It allows operators to quickly and easily check driving licences are valid, reducing admin and streamlining in-house audit processes.It includes:Driver licence checking and validationOnline management reportsSecure driver mandate completion and trackingAuto-notification system for ‘at-risk’ drivers.The system is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and GDPR.It is also compliant with the DVSA’s Earned Recognition Scheme.CPT’s Interim CEO, Peter Gomersall, says: ‘’CPT is committed to working with industry leaders and partners such as TruTac to further develop products and services designed to help our operating members comply with the many complex rules and regulations surrounding the operation of buses and coaches.“This latest compliance service is yet another example of how we are securing high-level support and benefits for CPT members at extremely competitive rates.”CPT also partners with TruTac for its CPT Tacho Analysis service, which CPT Licence Check integrates with, and the CPT Daily Checks app.TruTac’s Commercial Director, Jemma James, says: “CPT Licence Check is another valuable tool to help bus and coach operators remain compliant and keep on top of daily operations.“We are delighted to be working alongside CPT and look forward to rolling out this service to members over the coming weeks and months.“This new easy-to-use service complements existing TruTac products and is supported by full training and access to online assistance via our technical team.”last_img read more

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Announce Five-Night Residency At Sweetwater Music Hall

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros will set up shop at the former Grateful Dead guitarist’s intimate west coast music club when the trio hosts five nights of music at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall early next year.Related: Bob Weir Talks Passion For Fitness, Jerry Garcia’s “F*ck It” Mentality In New ‘Men’s Health’ InterviewAnnounced on Tuesday afternoon, the band–which performs stripped-down versions of songs mostly pulled from the Dead’s live catalog—will play five nights at Sweetwater on February 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. According to the announcement shared on Weir’s website, the trio’s “special Valentine’s Day show” on February 14th will treat the night’s ticket holders to “a surprise gift at the venue.”From there, the band will begin their previously-announced run of 2020 winter performances throughout the remainder of February and well into the next month before wrapping their tour on March 28th following two nights at the State Theatre in Portland, ME.Tickets for the Wolf Bros Sweetwater February run go on sale this Thursday, December 5th, at 10 a.m. PST here.Prior to rejoining his Wolf Brothers early next year, Weir will regroup with his Dead & Company bandmates for a four-show, two-city New Year’s run in Los Angeles and San Francisco later this month.Scroll down for the full listing of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros 2020 tour dates.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros 2020 DatesFebruary 10 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CAFebruary 11 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CAFebruary 13 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CAFebruary 14 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CAFebruary 15 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CAFebruary 28 – Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami, FLFebruary 29 – Bob Carr Theater – Orlando, FLMarch 1 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FLMarch 3 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NCMarch 4 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium – Asheville, NCMarch 6 – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TNMarch 7 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TNMarch 8 – Palace Theatre – Louisville, KYMarch 10 – The Fillmore – Minneapolis, MNMarch 11 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, ILMarch 12 -Chicago Theatre – Chicago, ILMarch 14 – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – Kansas City, MOMarch 15 – Orpheum Theater – Omaha, NEMarch 17 – Hoyt Sherman Place Theater – Des Moines, IAMarch 18 – Stifel Theatre – St Louis, MOMarch 20 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PAMarch 21 – Palace Theatre – Columbus, OHMarch 23 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NYMarch 24 – Landmark Theatre – Syracuse, NYMarch 25 – Flynn Theatre – Burlington, VTView All 2020 Performance Dateslast_img read more

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Changes to central admin structure will save $680,000 over 2 years, says Shawnee Mission superintendent

first_imgSuperintendent Michael Fulton said the changes in the organizational chart would save about $680,000 in personnel costs over the next two years. File photo.As the Shawnee Mission School District gears up for the start of classes for the 2019-20 school year next month, it’s enacted a series of tweaks to its administrative structure — moves that Superintendent Mike Fulton says will save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next couple of years.Among the most notable changes to the organizational structure:One of the associate superintendent positions has been eliminated. With the retirement of Deputy Superintendent Kenny Southwick last month, Associate Superintendent of Organizational Support Rick Atha will rise to become Fulton’s deputy, and his associate superintendent position has been eliminated.The Assistant Superintendent of Early Childhood and Strategic Engagement position and the Principal of Early Childhood position have been combined.Additionally, Fulton said, the district will be combining the chief of student services and an assistant superintendent position next year after the retirement of chief of student services Ed Striech. Similarly, Fulton said there will be a cost saving change in the structure of the emergency management operations after the retirement of executive director John Douglass at the end of the 2019-20 school year.Fulton told the board that the changes would “cut about $680,000 out administrative cost over the next two years.” He said the reduction in administrative costs were key to helping the district cover the $1 million shortfall in Title 1 funding the district faced heading into this year.But the new structure does not include only the reduction of positions. The district has hired an in-house counsel, a move that Fulton says should reduce the overall costs associated with legal work incurred by the district. It has also hired a new coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion.last_img read more

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Browns to Chat with Panthers Defensive Coordinator McDermott About Coaching Job

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Browns have already gone to the Panthers well once, only a few seasons back when they hired Rob Chudzinski, who lasted just one season with the team before being fired. McDermott was with Philadelphia from 1999 to 2010 starting as a scout and ending as a secondary coach/defensive coordinator. He’s been with the Panthers since then as their defensive coordinator. Matt Loede The Browns now have their GM in place, and now just need a coach, something they are already heavy in the process of doing.The latest name on the list for the Browns is that of Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who has help lead the team to the NFC’s number one seed with a 15-1 record. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network states that McDermott will interview with the Browns on Thursday. Related TopicsBrownsPanthersSean McDermottlast_img read more

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Nao Kodaira records first 500-meter World Cup victory of season

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, POLAND – Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500-meter race in the speedskating World Cup on Saturday, bouncing back from her third-place finish last week that saw her 23-race winning streak come to an end.Kodaira, the reigning Olympic champion, crossed the line in 37.775 seconds at Arena Lodowa to win her first World Cup event of the season. Olga Fatkulina claimed silver in 37.973, while fellow Russian Daria Kachanova took bronze. Arisa Go and Maki Tsuji were sixth and 10th in Saturday’s race, respectively.“I can’t say for certain that I was able to perform at my best today,” said Kodaira, a 33-year-old sprint specialist.“But I was able to regain confidence that I could do well if I skate like I always do.”Last week, Kodaira lost a World Cup 500-meter race for the first time in four seasons when she earned bronze in the season opener, which Fatkulina won, in Minsk, Belarus. center_img Nao Kodaira competes in a women’s 500-meter race in a World Cup event in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, on Saturday. | KYODO RELATED PHOTOS Nao Kodaira, Olga Fatkulina, Daria Kachanova last_img read more

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