PA February igaming revenue up YoY but monthly growth streak ends

first_imgLooking at operators, Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino, which offers a  DraftKings casino product, was the leader in online revenue with $28.0m, leading in both slots and table games. Pennsylvania’s streak of record monthly igaming revenue came to an end in February, but revenue was still four times the amount recorded in February 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Pennsylvania Revenue from online casino gaming was up 299.1% from 2020, but down 3.3% from January 2021, ending a streak of record months that started in July 2020. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Online slots were still the largest source of igaming revenue, bringing in $50.6m, down 0.8%, while revenue from online table games was down 7.5% to $24.7m. Online poker revenue, which comes entirely from Mount Airy Resort’s PokerStars product, came to $2.5m.center_img Read the full story on iGB North America 17th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Land-based casino Online casino PA February igaming revenue up YoY but monthly growth streak ends Tags: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Email Addresslast_img read more

Video: Maureen Booher reflects on how Taizé has changed her

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Video Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Red Shirt Table, South Dakota]  Maureen Booher, from the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota and one of the organizers of the May 24-27 Taizé “pilgrimage of trust on earth” held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, reflects on how Taizé’s silence has changed her outlook on her future and her faith. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Video: Maureen Booher reflects on how Taizé has changed her Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 28, 2013 Pine Ridge Taize, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Redeveloped Errol golf course to be modern, sustainable

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Golf and Tennis at ErrolErrol EstateJoe LeeSignature HSteve Smyers Previous articleSave your photos on Saturday in ApopkaNext articleBlue Bell Ice Cream Recall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Classic Joe Lee design to undergo significant changesIn 1971, Joe Lee designed a golf course nestled in the northwest corner of Orange County called Errol Estate Country Club. It was soon heralded as a gem, and Lee emerged as one of the top golf course architects in the business.Two years later, the club was doing so well they had Lee build another nine holes. The 27 holes were described as elegant, contemporary and modern for its time. The land itself looks as if it belongs in North Carolina rather than Central Florida.  Lee took full advantage of its hilly terrain, large lakes, occasional forests and even wetlands to design what at the time was considered one of the best courses in the area. In short, it was a classic.But that was over 40 years ago.Today The Apopka Golf and Tennis Club at Errol is a struggling golf course in transition. The Signature H Property Group has entered into a joint venture to redevelop the course into a more modern and profitable venture.Signature H announced it would redesign and relocate the 6th through 9th holes, and redevelop the entire course to some extent. They plan to have Lakeland-based golf course architect Steve Smyers make those changes.Like Lee, Smyers has a great reputation with diverse designs like Bella Collina Country Club in Lake County, Isleworth CC in Orlando, Southern Dunes Golf and CC in Haines City, and his masterpiece design – the Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa.Smyers is excited to begin the redesign of holes 6-9 and the redevelopment of the entire course.“The property with its unique combination of nicely flowing topography, pleasant mix of forested, open areas, watercourses and lakes, make for the creation of a truly world class golf experience,” Smyers said in an email statement. “The site lends itself for the development of a visually stimulating, environmentally and economically sustainable golf course. One that will be able to provide a thorough examination of one’s golfing talents while at the same time providing an excellent place for the everyday golfer to enjoy the game, the environment and the people. Staghorn Golf Club has the potential to develop into one of the best golf courses in the state of Florida. I am honored  to serve as the golf course architect for this most exciting project.”According to Signature H, the redevelopment will include new tees, fairways, bunkers and greens. It will add new eco-friendly grasses and modern equipment that will lower maintenance costs and create a more sustainable golf operation. The goal is to develop the course into a championship caliber course to promote tournaments and destination golf.Even Lee, the iconic architect of Errol, understood the need for change.“Golf course design is never finished, he once said. “It’s always in a state of transition.” Maybe they will have some celebrity golfers come and play. We can watch the tournaments on tv! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herecenter_img 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Podere Navigliano / Ciclostile Architettura

first_imgArchDaily 2014 Houses Area:  600 m² Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Secco Sistemi photographs:  Fabio MantovaniPhotographs:  Fabio Mantovani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/573085/podere-navigliano-ciclostile-architettura Clipboard Italy “COPY” Podere Navigliano / Ciclostile Architettura Save this picture!© Fabio Mantovani+ 22 Share 2014 Structure: CopyAbout this officeCiclostile ArchitetturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesItalyPublished on December 12, 2014Cite: “Podere Navigliano / Ciclostile Architettura” 12 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Italy Year:  Architects: Ciclostile Architettura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/573085/podere-navigliano-ciclostile-architettura Clipboard Interior:Edoardo MorelliLandscape:Paolo PejroneThermal Installations:Massimiliano MarchesiniElectrical Installations:Luca NanniCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabio MantovaniText description provided by the architects. Podere Navigliano is an antique tuscan farmhouse in the heart of Sienese Clays where nature and history are the undisputed protagonists. This project is the evolution of thought Smallness which characterized all previous projects of the office.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniIn this case especially the materials but also the attention to the historical context and the environment are at the heart of the project; the reinterpretation of traditional elements has allowed to find a new language, a new aesthetic inseparably linked to the tradition.Save this picture!Floor PlanSmallness in this context means the ability to find, edit and innovate materials, construction techniques and technologies specific of the site. The design effort was aimed at the definition of a project that can interact with the environment and the tradition but at the same time able to surprise showing a new beauty, rediscovered in the elements of tradition itself.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniThe project involves the renovation of a farm of 600 sqm spread over three levels: a ground floor that was used as a stable and service areas for agriculture, a first floor that housed two apartments and a second floor, consisting of two turrets, at the service of the apartments. Through a new arrangement of the interior was recreated a single dwelling trying to respect the essential characteristics of the traditional type, which is why in the ground floor have been localized service spaces (tavern, laundry, SPA, garage), in the first floor the living area that overlooks the valley to the south and two suites that overlook the most intimate private garden, in the two towers were located the most valuable suites.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniParticular attention was paid to the choice of materials and in particular the floors are the key element of the intervention. The choice of floors and their positioning reflects the philosophy of the intervention.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniSave this picture!© Fabio MantovaniOn the ground floor, intended for local service, was selected the resin that is adopting the previous clay pavement and well suited to the new features. In the living area on the first floor had originally brick floors of low quality, following the demolition of all interior floors for structural reasons, it was decided to revive the brick; our research has led to the choice of different stock of brick recovery of the same size mixed in a new pattern to obtain a more appearance.Save this picture!DetailOn the first floor and the second floor, in the bedroom, we have tried to reinterpret the tradition of woodworking proposing a cross and a diamond design recreated with the same logic of the brick floor, by assembling elements from wooden planks recovery of different essences, thus obtaining a pattern varied and uneven.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniThe steel is very important in this project, by structural element was brought to finishing element protagonist of the interior space. The corten staircase, the double-sided fireplace and steel hoops testify the intervention on the existing not trying to hide the scars but elevating them to characterizing element.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniAll the walls are finished with natural lime lying in traditional way in an irregular manner; to emphasize the beauty of the material has been chosen was decided not to paint the walls but to let the natural colour of lime.Save this picture!ElevationAll external facades have been treated and restored with the same lime and reproduce the aesthetics of its place except the facade of the main entrance that for structural reasons, it was rebuilt, in this case it was decided to change the system facade by inserting the element of jealousy used to illuminate the stairwell behind.Save this picture!© Fabio MantovaniProject gallerySee allShow lessWest 8 Set to Revitalize Colombia’s Rio Cali ParkArchitecture NewsThe Bibliothèque du Boisé / Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy, Eric Pelletie…Selected Projects Share EN7 Projects Podere Navigliano / Ciclostile ArchitetturaSave this projectSavePodere Navigliano / Ciclostile Architetturalast_img read more

Bike Unite for Children to benefit Alder Hey Imagine Appeal

Tagged with: Celebrity Events Howard Lake | 16 April 2009 | News Actor and presenter Simon O’Brien who shot to fame in Liverpool’s legendary TV soap Brookside is backing Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the first ever Bike Unite for Children on 28th June 2009 and he wants the North-West to “Get on your bike” for children! Simon is currently presenting ‘To Buy Or Not To Buy’ on BBC 1 and Saturday Breakfast on CityTalk Radio right here in the Northwest.Bike Unite for Children is organised by Alder Hey Imagine Appeal who has joined forces with Manchester Children’s Hospital for the inaugural event which takes place on 28th June 2009. Cyclists will set off in Manchester and travel 37 miles along the Trans-Pennine Way to Calderstones Park in Liverpool.Simon O’Brien who is well known for his love of cycling explained, “I decided to use a bike to get around because of my concerns about the future of the Planet and it seems perfectly natural to me for Alder Hey and Manchester Children’s Hospital holding a bike ride to raise money because these fantastic hospitals help the next generation have the best possible future and what healthier way to help improve children’s health than a great day out in the saddle. I also think it is fortunate we are starting in Manchester and heading to Liverpool as this will allow us Scousers to, once more, show our illustrious Mancunian neighbours the way.”Laura Gartshore, Specialist Registrar at Alder Hey has already signed up for her place as part of her year long mission to raise money for Alder Hey Imagine Appeal. Only Laura didn’t stop with Bike Unite for Children she’s signed herself up for an additional ten marathons!Laura who is excited about taking part for Alder Hey Imagine Appeal said: “Alder Hey is an incredible place to work. The staff strive so hard each day on behalf of our little visitors. After signing up for my 10 charity runs this year I was looking for a final event to enter which involved something other than running! Bike Unite is perfect and I’m really looking forward to the challenge and crossing the finish line in Liverpool – I just hope I can cycle 37 miles without getting a puncture!”You can give Laura your support atwww.justgiving.com/lauraruns2009Bike Unite for Children will bond hundreds of supporters cycling for thousands of children in the North-West. The entry fee is £35 per person which includes transport to Manchester for the participant and their bicycle. Places are strictly limited with only 500 available and capacity is expected to fill up fast. The race is now on between the two hospitals to fill up their places and Alder Hey are hoping to reach their quota before their Manchester counterparts and need the support of local bike riders if they are to do this.If you don’t manage to get your place this year both hospitals are hoping to turn it into an annual event. To register now go to www.imagineappeal.com or contact Rachel on 0151 252 5726 [email protected] Hey Imagine Appeal was launched in 2005 by Yoko Ono and currently raises funds to support the pioneering work of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – Europe’s busiest. Around 250,000 young patients annually receive treatment at the hospital for everything from broken bones to more complex conditions such as cancer and congenital heart disease. The Appeal aims to raise around £3 million every year to improve the quality of life for children in hospital by enhancing their environment to providing facilities for patients and their families. In addition, Imagine funds the most advanced medical equipment and research into those conditions our children suffer from today, in the hope that they won’t in the future. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Bike Unite for Children to benefit Alder Hey Imagine Appeal  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Guyana – RSF urges President Granger not to adopt new broadcasting legislation

first_img FEDERICO PARRA / AFP Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges President David A. Granger not to assent to the Broadcasting Bill that was adopted by Guyana’s National Assembly last Friday, and calls for consultations with broadcasters in order to take into account their recommendations. The current Bill, which was adopted without such consultation, raises multiple press freedom concerns. Organisation Guyana – RSF urges Guyanese Parliament to amend drafted Cybercrime Bill News GuyanaAmericas Media independence August 8, 2017 Guyana – RSF urges President Granger not to adopt new broadcasting legislation On August 4, Guyana’s National Assembly adopted The Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill of 2017, a piece of legislation which has drawn sharp criticism from broadcasters as well as local and regional press groups. Guyana’s President David A. Granger still has to assent to the Bill before it can take effect.According to the government, the new legislation is meant to address the issue of illegal broadcasters who have long been operating without a license. Yet the Bill calls for all broadcasters to apply for a license within 30 days of its entry into force, a time limit that is being criticized by local and regional press freedom groups as too short. Broadcasters found operating without a license could be fined up to one million Guyanese dollars and sentenced to one year imprisonment. According to local press freedom advocates, these burdensome provisions threaten the existence of many TV and radio stations who have operated without a license since no renewals were ever issued at the time of their expiration.Another point of contention is a provision mandating that 60 minutes of “public service programs” be broadcast on TV and radio stations between the hours of 6am and 10pm free of cost, which has been heavily criticized by the Guyana Press Association (GPA). In a statement issued last week, the GPA argued that this requirement would “disrupt and violate contractual obligations that stations will have with advertisers and program sponsors.” The GPA went on to argue that the government’s desire to define the meaning of “public service programs” would limit independence from government interference in private broadcasting. But what is most worrying about the Bill is its process of adoption, which involved no consultations with any broadcasters, even though repeated attempts were made to meet with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo both leading up to and during parliamentary debate last week. Nagamootoo claims that broadcasters were consulted in 2011 when the original Bill was drafted, but the legislation adopted last Friday involved several amendments for which broadcasters were never given the opportunity to provide their input. “It would appear that the legislative process in Guyana failed to adequately address broadcasters’ concerns regarding a new law that would impact their day-to-day operations and could even threaten their existence,” said Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for RSF’s North America Bureau. “RSF urges President Granger not to assent to this legislation until these concerns can be addressed through meaningful consultation.” In a statement issued Monday, the regional group Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) called for meetings between the President and broadcasters and argued “this is the best option to avoid what may be a protracted legal matter that would be unhelpful in achieving the desired objectives of the parties concerned.”Guyana ranks 60th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News Follow the news on Guyana Newscenter_img to go further President Jagdeo postpones opposition TV station’s suspension Help by sharing this information June 7, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts News October 17, 2011 Find out more Leading TV journalist banned from president’s office GuyanaAmericas Media independence July 16, 2008 Find out morelast_img read more

The Homebuyer View on Home Prices

first_img Share Save According to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, consumer home price change expectations remain at their lowest level. The March 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations reveals that the median home price change expectations remained steady at 3.0 percent for the fourth consecutive month.The report also indicates consumer access to credit has increased, and consumers expect this increase to continue. The survey reveals that 19.2 percent of consumers, up from 19 percent month over month, though the average perceived probability of missing a minimum debt payment over the next three months increased 0.7 percentage points to 11.6 percent. The Survey notes that this is still below the 12-month trailing average of 12.0 percent.Despite the flat outlook from consumers, lenders optimism has gone up, according to the Q1 2019 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey from Fannie Mae.”Lenders appear less pessimistic regarding mortgage demand expectations; thus their profit margin outlook over the next three months is also slightly improved,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “While the results seem to portray the gloomiest picture of purchase mortgage demand during the prior three months in the survey’s five-year history, the net share of lenders expecting rising demand over the next three months exceeded the level recorded in the same quarter last year. Lenders’ view of the refinance market was somewhat rosier, as both recent and expected demand improved to the best showing in two years, helping to support lenders’ improved profit margin outlook.”According to the survey, the net share of lenders reporting purchase loan demand growth across all loan types reached a survey low, but demand growth expectations for the next three months has improved. Meanwhile, the refinance mortgage demand saw a significant increase. The net share of lenders to report demand growth over the prior three months hit its highest number in two years. Lenders have also reported easing credit standards across all loan types The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Homebuyer View on Home Prices Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Jennifer Folk Joins Planet Home Lending Next: The Impact of Delinquent Property Taxes Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 12, 2019 1,104 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Prices Homebuyers Inflation sellers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home Prices Homebuyers Inflation sellers 2019-04-12 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / The Homebuyer View on Home Priceslast_img read more

Storytelling fest will feature new voices

first_img Storytelling fest will feature new voices The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I’d been performing my self-penned songs and stories on the road for many years when one night in a motel room I chanced on a PBS broadcast,” Harrell said. “There was this little, old lady with a turned up red hat and a patchwork skirt standing on a stage in a tent taking about taking piano lessons from her cousin or somebody. I was mesmerized.”Harrell said he laughed so hard from the mere joy of a story.“By the end of Ms. Kathryn Windham’s story I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he said. “And, thanks to the chance introduction to the Great Dame of Storytelling that’s what happened.”Harrell said he was honored to be asked to perform at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.“I’m looking forward to bringing a little bit of Western North Carolina to Southern Alabama.”Tickets are available for the 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater by calling 334-735-3125 and on site at The Messenger.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder McBride-Smith was the featured teller at the June Buggin’ Storytelling in the summer but has not appeared at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.“Barbara was scheduled to appear at the 2010 festival but she was unable to get out of Oklahoma because of the ice storm,” said Cathie Steed, a member of the BHS storytelling committee. “Everyone enjoyed her so much at our June event so we wanted her to one of our festival tellers.”McBride-Smith will join Michael Reno Harrell as the “new” voices for the 2011 storytelling festival. Familiar faces and new voices have become the trademark of the Brundidge Historical Society’s Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, which is held annually the last weekend in January.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features two tellers, who are retuning by popular demand, and two who are making their first appearances at the Pike County storytelling event.This year the sponsoring organization will break with tradition and bring Barbara McBride-Smith back to the stage. Book Nook to reopen Published 9:33 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Skip “I am thrilled to be coming back to Brundidge and Troy to piddle around with the friendly folks in Alabama,” said McBride-Smith. “Way back before they migrated to Texas, my daddy’s people were Alabamians, so being there is sort of a homecoming for me.”Laughter and a few salty tears are McBride-Smith’s trademark. She serves her stories with a side of Southern grit.“The stories that I’m bringing with me this time are about men, mamas and mammograms,” McBride-Smith said, laughing. “Mercy, it’s a good thing y’all have a sense of humor.”It was just natural that Harrell would become a storyteller because it comes so naturally to him. His style had been described as being “like a breakfast of butter and molasses on a warm biscuit – slow and easy. You Might Like Governor’s office ups reward The governor’s office added a $5,000 incentive to the effort to locate and arrest the man suspected of kidnapping and… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Escaping the oligotrophic gyre? The year-round movements, foraging behaviour and habitat preferences of Murphy’s petrels

first_imgThe South Pacific Gyre is the world’s largest expanse of oligotrophic ocean and supports communities of endemic gadfly petrels Pterodroma spp., yet little is known about their foraging ecology in this nutrient-poor environment. We tracked Murphy’s petrels Pterodroma ultima with geolocators from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands, for 2 consecutive years (2011 to 2013). During pre-laying exodus, petrels travelled south and southwest of the colony, with males travelling further than females to more productive waters. During incubation, birds foraged at the southern and eastern edges of the Gyre, with some travelling over 4800 km from the colony, the greatest recorded foraging range of any breeding seabird. During non-breeding, the petrels migrated to the Subarctic Gyre in the North Pacific to forage in cool, mesotrophic waters. Habitat models revealed that these birds do not have clear preferences for oceanographic (such as fronts or eddies) or topographic (seamounts) features, generally favouring deep and unproductive waters. Analyses of activity patterns indicated Murphy’s petrels are amongst the most active of all seabirds, particularly during incubation when they spent ca. 95% of their time at sea in flight. The birds did not appear to forage during darkness, but flight activity peaked at dawn, particularly during non-breeding, suggesting they feed on mesopelagic prey that are diel vertical migrants. At-sea protection for such a wide-ranging species would require management at huge spatial scales, and hence in the short term, the principal focus for conservation should be on eliminating the immediate threat from invasive mammals at breeding sites.last_img read more

Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien Lead the Way at WEC-Ocala

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. 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* The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* opened competition on Friday, April 16, bringing international dressage riders from seven different nations to the World Equestrian Center – Ocala for the first time at the new venue. Highlights of the day included wins for Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Sebastien in the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* and Kevin Kohmann (GER) on Five Star in the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3*. The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* continues through Sunday, April 18, 2021.Kellock and Sebastien won the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* with a score of 71.522%, their fifth grand prix-level victory together.“It was probably one of my best tests yet, feeling-wise,” said Kellock following her win. “I think our passage was very good today. I think our piaffes have improved. We got really good one-time changes and a good trot half-pass. I think overall we were consistent throughout the ride today.”Kellock and Sebastien showed throughout the winter and took a break before heading to World Equestrian Center – Ocala to try and achieve their final qualifying scores for the Canadian team to head to the Tokyo Olympic Games.“We decided to give him a break and reassess what he needed and what I needed to do,” she said of the 15-year-old Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit x Fidermark owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC. “We worked with [trainer] Ashley [Holzer] and our team and made some changes. I felt really confident coming into this class, and I also knew that I really had to make a statement here for Canada and for our qualification. I’m really glad that we were able to do that today. He just gave it his all and was amazing.”Thirty-year-old Kellock, who grew up riding with Olympian Jacquie Brooks in Canada, took a working student position at the age of 19 with four-time Olympian Ashley Holzer, who is also her godmother.“[I was] thinking I was only going to be there for a year and then go back to school. You know how that goes!” she laughed. “I ended up managing and working for her for seven or so years. Now I’ve been on my own for three years and riding for Enterprise Farm and a couple of other people. I train every season with Ashley, and we train virtually as much as possible when I’m in New York. She’s my mentor, and my everything. She’s like family to me and a huge part of my career, so I’m grateful to her for that.”Kellock and Sebastien will compete next in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* on Sunday.She added, “I want to say a special thank you to Sebastien’s owner, Melissa Schiff. She’s been a huge supporter of mine, and she’s just been great to have as an owner. I’m excited for the future with the horse and with Melissa as an owner.”Second place went to fellow countrywoman Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser and Marc Andre Beaulieu. They received a score of 70.848%.Canada swept the podium with a third-place finish for Chris Von Martels on Eclips, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding by Apache x Olympic Ferro owned by Barbara Soederhuizen and Chris Von Martels, with a score of 70.826%.“Brittany, Chris, Naima and Jill are all very good friends of mine,” said Kellock of her fellow Canadian riders. “It’s been so fun to be here competing with all of them. Especially at the end of a long season, to come here and do top three with the Canadians is really great. This facility is mind-blowing too.”For her win in the FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, Kellock was presented with a STX Showbox from STX Vans. Anna Marek was also presented with a STX Showbox as the overall highest accumulative point earner from the Level II World Equestrian Center Dressage shows this winter.Kohmann and Five Star, an 11-year-old KWPN stallion by Amazing Star owned by Equitas LLC, put in a wonderful test in their first trip down centerline at World Equestrian Center – Ocala, earning a score of 74.216% for the win. They received a high score of 76.176% from judge at C, William Warren.Kohmann, who has been riding Five Star for two years, brought the talented horse along from Fourth Level after meeting the horse’s owner, Olga Hartsock, by chance and taking an interest in the special stallion.“I asked if she needed some help and she said yes,” recalled Kohmann. “That’s how it happened. A few days later, she bought him over with a leadline and put him in a stall in my barn, and that’s where he stayed.”Kohmann describes Five Star as “extremely consistent and extremely smart.” He added, “I taught him the one-tempis in two days. It’s fun to work with a partner like that. He has not let me down a single time so far. He’s always with me.”The pair will continue in the Intermediate-1 and I-1 Freestyle classes this weekend before moving up to the grand prix level later this year.“Right now, we’re schooling all the grand prix movements at home,” noted Kohmann, who is also riding in his last competition as a German citizen, having gained his U.S. citizenship this year. “We wanted to finish the season at Small Tour to promote him nicely since he’s now breeding a lot. That’s really exciting. It was more important for us to have one season where we get out there, create a name for ourselves, and now we’re ready to start with the grand prix.”Kohmann said that World Equestrian Center – Ocala is “the best facility I’ve seen in my life.”“Anybody I’ve spoken to says the same thing,” he continued. “I’m walking around here, and I find new things anywhere I go. Starting with how they manage the manure here, the Big Ass fans, the A/C, the walkways, the footing, the trailer parking; it doesn’t stop. Everything is amazing.”Along with Five Star’s win, his owner Olga Hartsock of CaptiveOne Advisors, sponsor of Arena 1 at World Equestrian Center – Ocala, was victorious in the Prix St. Georges – Amateur class on Jinta, owned by Equitas LLC. They scored 65.049% to win the class.Second and third place in the FEI Prix St. Georges went to Ashley Holzer (USA). On Bliss, a nine-year-old Oldenburg mare (Boreaux x Likoto) she owns with Dr. Diane Fellows, Holzer placed second with 72.500%. She was third with a score of 70.637% on Hansel, an eight-year-old KWPN stallion by Don Olymbrio x Metall owned by P.J. Rizvi.Holzer echoed Kohmann’s sentiments about competing at the new venue. “It’s an incredible facility and a huge addition to equestrian sport in America,” she expressed. “It’s top-notch, from the indoor arenas, to the outdoor rings, to the stalls that are huge with fans and the beautiful StableComfort flooring. They’ve really done every detail. It’s just exceptional. I’m really, really impressed.”Holzer was “thrilled” with both of her horses in the Prix St. Georges, since neither has much international experience; it was only Bliss’s third international class and it was the first for Hansel.“[Bliss] is one of those horses that internalizes tension,” said Holzer. “Today she felt just amazing in this ring. I was in one trot extension and just thought, ‘Oh what the heck, let’s go for it.’ It’s so great to feel a horse relax a little in the ring, and you can start to see its potential. That was pretty exciting.”While Rizvi is Hansel’s usual rider, Holzer wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to give the young horse experience at a new venue. “He was incredibly tight when we got here on Wednesday, but he was all business in the ring today,” she said. “I was even able to let the reins go a little at the walk, which I wasn’t sure I could do. I think both horses really went in that ring and gave it their all, and that’s always such a nice thing to feel as a rider.”The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* will continue on Saturday, April 17, with the FEI Intermediate 1 CDI3* at 8 a.m. and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3* at 6 p.m.Dressage fans can enjoy wall-to-wall livestreaming of the event courtesy of ClipMyHorse.tv.An equestrian lifestyle destination unlike anywhere in the world, World Equestrian Center – Ocala offers exhibitors, trainers, owners and guests an endless list of Florida horse show amenities and superior customer service.For more information on World Equestrian Center – Ocala, visit www.wec.net.Final Results: FEI Grand Prix CDI3*1 Sebastien: 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit x Fidermark owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC and Lindsay KellockLindsay Kellock (CAN): 71.196, 73.261, 71.087, 71.196, 70.870, 71.522%2 All In: 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser and Marc Andre BeaulieuBrittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN): 72.500, 70.217, 69.022, 70.326, 72.174, 70.848%3 Eclips: 2009 KWPN gelding by Apache x Olympic Ferro owned by Barbara Soederhuizen and Chris Von MartelsChris Von Martels (CAN): 72.065, 68.804, 70.435, 72.500, 70.326, 70.826%4 Cavalia: 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall x I.P.S. Gribaldi owned by Jessica HowingtonJessica Howington (USA): 72.609, 68.043, 67.717, 68.370, 73.043, 69.957%5 Degas 12: 2002 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro 6 x Regazzoni owned by Jill IrvingJill Irving (CAN): 75.000, 68.913, 67.717, 67.717, 70.109, 69.891%6 Frankie: 2009 Hanoverian mare by Florencio 2 x A Jungle Prince owned by Catherine Haddad StallerCatherine Haddad Staller (USA): 67.283%, 67.174, 68.152, 70.326, 70.217, 68.630%Final Results: FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3*1 Five Star: 2010 KWPN stallion by Amazing Star x Jazz owned by Equitas LLCKevin Kohmann (GER): 71.625, 76.176, 74.706, 74.216%2 Bliss: 2012 Oldenburg mare by Boreaux x Likoto owned by Dr. Diane Fellows and Ashley HolzerAshley Holzer (USA): 72.353, 72.059, 73.088, 72.500%3 Hansel: 2013 KWPN stallion by Don Olymbrio x Metall owned by P.J. RizviAshley Holzer (USA): 70.588, 69.265, 72.059, 70.637%4 Grayton Beach: 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Negro x UB 40 owned by Jodie Kelly-BaxleyJodie Kelly-Baxley (USA): 71.765, 70.882, 68.676, 70.441%5 Holiday: 2013 KWPN gelding owned by Anna MarekAnna Marek (USA): 69.118, 68.971, 70.882, 69.657%6 Felissirana: 2010 KWPN mare by Belissimo M x Prestige VDL owned by Alise CarricoAnna Marek (USA): 70.441, 67.647, 70.294, 69.461% Tags: Dressage, Chris Von Martels, Lindsay Kellock, All In, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Sebastien, FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, Eclips, Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP last_img read more