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Wellington and Kentucky Join Bromont with Bids for 2018 WEG

first_imgTwo US cities – Wellington and Kentucky – have both submitted their formal bid applications and questionnaires to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 and now officially join the Canadian bid from Bromont/Montreal.Applicants bidding to host the Games in 2018 had until today (15 November) to return signed bid applications and questionnaires and both US cities have met the deadline.The Bromont/Montreal bid had previously submitted the required documentation and did not need to resubmit.Candidate cities for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be announced on 2 December following review of the applicant questionnaires by FEI Headquarters. The deadline for submission of completed and signed Host Agreements is 31 March 2014.Candidates will present their final bids to the FEI Bureau at its in-person meeting in June 2014. The host city for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be announced after that meeting.“We are delighted that we have Wellington, Kentucky and Bromont/Montreal in the bidding process for our flagship event,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar de Vos said. “All three locations have strong equestrian traditions so it will be fascinating to see which of the bid committees produces the most compelling reasons why they should be allocated the Games in 2018. It’s going to be an interesting process.” Tags: 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™, Bromont, 2018 Bromont World Equestrian Games, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP 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. 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

TDU 2016 Tech: UniSA-Australia’s Avanti Corsa SL Team Bike

first_imgAnthony’s C50 wheels are fitted with Kenda’s Volare tubular tire, an uncommon sight at this level of racing. The hand-made 300 tpi casing features Kenda’s Iron Cloak protection belt under the tread, and a latex inner tube for low weight and rolling resistance.The cockpit of Anthony’s bike features Shimano’s Vibe Pro stem, and Zero brand Attack Pro aluminum handlebars. The Avanti Corsa SL isn’t marketed an aero bike, but it does utilize the wind-cheating properties of a Dura-Ace rear brake mounted below and behind the bottom bracket.A standard Dura-Ace dual pivot brake caliper provides stopping power on the front.Anthony’s carbon-rail Fizik Arione saddle sits atop Avanti’s setback carbon seatpost.The UniSA-Australia team was among the most aggressive of all teams at the 2016 Tour Down Under, represented in just about every breakaway during the race. While the team didn’t make good on a stage win for 2016, it is probable several of their riders will go onto bigger and better things in the future. With UniSA-Australia being a composite team, they were represented by at least two frame brands at the 2016 Tour Down Under. Coming in a future article is the bike of Steele Von Hoff, another member of UniSA’s composite team. Watch this space!Photos and article by Gravel Cyclist.Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.Team UniSA-Australia Anthony is another rider who favors Shimano’s auxiliary Di2 sprint shifters.Keeping with the theme of simplicity and accessibility, mechanics hang the Di2 Junction A box beneath the stem, with heat shrink tubing to guide the wiring along the rear brake housing until it enters the frame. UniSA-Australia is an Australian cycling team sponsored by the University of South Australia. The team presented at the Tour Down Under is assembled anew for each edition of the race and is composite in nature. The composite squad has featured many riders over the years who have graduated into the professional ranks; names like Rohan Dennis, Jack Bobridge (we featured his bike earlier), Richie Porte (featuring his bike soon) and Caleb Ewan have made the leap.The Avanti Corsa SL pictured above belongs to Anthony Giacoppo, ordinarily a member of the Avanti IsoWhey Sports team. Three of Anthony’s teammates joined him at the UniSA-Australia composite team for the 2016 Tour Down Under. Founded in 1985 in New Zealand, Avanti Bikes distribute to the Australian, Asian and European markets. With over 100 different models catering to all areas of the cycling market, it is only natural the brand produces high end road racing bicycles and framesets. The Corsa SL is the company’s flagship race machine, featuring Avanti’s ADT R6 carbon frame construction. Read more about Anthony’s Avanti Corsa SL, a bike unavailable to the North American market…The Avanti IsoWhey Sports Team is an Australian UCI Continental cycling team with a focus on road racing. They may not be well known on the world stage, but they are supported by world-class sponsors. Like many of the WorldTour teams faced by the UniSA-Australia composite squad at the 2016 Tour Down Under, Shimano supplies their top-tier road groupset, the all-electric 11-speed Dura-Ace Di2.The 9000 series Dura-Ace cranksets of the Avanti Corsa SL team bikes are fitted with Pioneer’s power measurement system, another sponsor associated with WorldTour level teams. Chainrings on the crankset are 53 / 39 matched to 11-25 or 11-28 on the cassette. While the Tour Down Under has some tough climbs, there is nothing steep enough to warrant seriously low gears.Shimano’s sponsorship extends to wheelsets for the team, with the C50 tubular model being the common denominator among the four members from Avanti IsoWhey Sports.last_img read more

THE HERBERT PROTOCOL LAUNCHES ACROSS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Herbert Protocol is a process, which is advantageous to police and partners when dealing with missing person reports involving those who are diagnosed with Dementia or a Learning Disability. The benefits of the Herbert Protocol is that family, friends, care workers or neighbours will have access to a PDF file in either hard copy or electronic version, which when completed will provide police with all relevant information pertaining to the person of concern.  This process will assist in the search due to the informant having possession of a document which contains all of the required information for a missing person report. This ultimately means that significant detail is circulated at the earliest possible point to assist those searching for the missing person.  By the early sharing of this information it will allow immediate access to detailed information and images of the missing person and ensure a more timely response from police to resource the search process.  Someone who has had first-hand experience of the benefits of the protocol said “I think the Herbert Protocol is a necessity for anyone in the situation where a loved one has gone missing.  It was easy to fill in and provides all the relevant details in one place for the police.  I have had experience of a situation where a family member went missing and at that time panic set in and it was difficult to think straight.  I think it will be really helpful to have the Herbert Protocol to hand over to the police to help them in the search.” Although this is a police and NHS led initiative, it will be promoted across our region by Third Sector Organisations, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Galloway and Moffat Mountain Rescue Teams, The Food Train and residential care homes.  The initiative went live in October 2017. Jilly Polson from The IDEAS Team said “we are very pleased to collaborate with Police Scotland in launching this protocol. There are increasing numbers of people living with dementia in our communities and the protocol is a way of helping a person who may be at risk of getting lost to be found safe and provide reassurance to them and their families.” Detective Inspector Robin Ferguson at Dumfries said “this initiative again demonstrates Police Scotland’s ongoing commitment to work with key partners to safeguard those who suffer from dementia in our community. Close working and recent delivery of training from the IDEAS team to police officers in Dumfries and Galloway has increased our knowledge on the types of dementia and the behaviour that the person might display. Through effective partnership working, we will continue to review working arrangements and explore new opportunities to increase our collective approach to help keep people safe in our community.” During discussions between Police Scotland and Interventions in Dementia, Education, Assessment and Support (IDEAS), Dumfries and Galloway National Health Service, it was found that due to a general increase in the number of people within our community diagnosed with Dementia and Learning Disability, that working together would better assist in the response to locating them should they go missing, whilst minimising stress to family and friends during the initial stages of the investigation.last_img read more