Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Jerusalem, the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, has taken part in a “sacred and mysterious” chrism service at the Armenian Orthodox Etchmiadzin Cathedral in the city of Vagharshapat, Armenia, at the invitation of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian.The blessing and consecration of the Holy Muron (chrism oil) is one of the most ancient services in the Armenian Church. According to tradition, a portion of the anointing oil blessed by Moses and Aaron in Exodus 30 remained at the time of Jesus. He is said to have blessed it before giving some of it to Saint Jude (Thaddeus) who then took it to Armenia where it was used in the healing of King Abkar.After being buried, the oil is then said to have been found by Saint Gregory the Illuminator who mixed it with new oil before blessing that. In the Armenian tradition, whenever new chrism oil is blessed, it is first mixed with the remaining oil from the previous batch, “so that the Armenian muron always contains a small amount of the original oil blessed by Moses, Jesus Christ, and Gregory the Illuminator.”Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the mother sea of the Armenian Church, is the oldest cathedral in the world. The blessing and consecration of the Holy Muron (chrism) was conducted by the Armenian Primate, His Holiness Karekin I, last month.Commenting on the service, the Diocese of Jerusalem said: “The blessing and consecration of the Holy Muron is a sacred and mysterious service, which is traditionally held once every five to seven years.“Muron has two essential elements: a cauldron of olive oil and balsam are mixed with more than 40 varieties of incense, flowers, spices, flower essences, oils and leaves. 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A number of journalists have been subjected to judicial reprisals in connection with their coverage of the Covid-19 epidemic’s impact. Charges were brought against four journalists on 18 April under articles 25, 29 and 31 of the Digital Security Act in connection with another case of alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 food aid in the northwestern district of Thakurgaon. News While on his way to work in the southeastern city of Chittagong on 10 April, Nasir Uddin Rocky, a reporter for the Dainik Jugantor daily newspaper, was stopped at a checkpoint by a police officer who accused him to violating the lockdown, hit him and detained him arbitrarily under a superior had him released. News Bangladesh is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, one place lower than in 2019. RSF_en Help by sharing this information The latest victim is Sajal Bhuiyan, a reporter for the privately-owned SATV channel who was hospitalized unconscious and with his face blooded last Thursday after being badly beaten while trying to cover the misappropriation of rice earmarked for disadvantaged sectors of the population in Dhaka’s Narsingdi district. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence Dainik Odhikar reporter Al Mamun Jibon was charged under the Digital Security Act by police in Thakurgaon’s Baliadangi district on 15 April with defaming the local government and disturbing public order simply because of a Facebook post criticizing the failure of the authorities to take effective lockdown measures, and citing the large volume of movements by migrant workers. Arbitrary detention Bangla Vision TV reporter Kamal Hossain was attacked be several men in the southern city of Barishal on 18 April when he tried to cover a gathering that had formed – in violation of the lockdown – because members of the local Department of Narcotics were selling alcohol to the public. Serious injuries May 19, 2021 Find out more Rezwan Karim Sabbir was transfered to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital (photo: janomot.com).Abdul Latif Litu, a reporter for the Bangladesh Pratidin daily newspaper and News24 TV, was attacked and badly beaten by several police at around 10 p.m. on 21 April in the northwestern district of Thakurgaon for not respecting the curfew, although he was returning home after spending the day covering respect for the lockdown rules in the district. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalists Covid19ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence February 26, 2021 Find out more Dainik Bangladesher Alo reporter Golam Sarwar Pintu was arrested under the Digital Security Act in Dhaka on 14 April. According to the information obtained by RSF, his arrest was prompted by an article about the food shortages among the poorest sectors of the population as a result of the lockdown. After he was held overnight in a police station, a court refused to free him on bail and jailed him pending trial. Rezwan Karim Sabbir, a reporter for the Nayadiganta and Sylhet Mirror daily newspapers in Jaintiapur, in the northeast of the country, was hospitalized with serious head injuries on the afternoon of 21 April after being attacked by a local official identified as Abul Hasim, who was annoyed by an article in which Sabbir had reported a local coronavirus case. Judicial reprisals When the two journalists tried to approach Nasir Uddin, a district boss accompanied by several henchmen, they were badly beaten with sticks. In a Facebook post, Biplod described how they were attacked and how, “fearing for his life,” he managed to drag Bhuiyan’s body on to a push-chair and then flee. As a result of a complaint filed by a local representative of the ruling Awami League, Bdnews24.com news site reporter Rahim Shubho, his editor Toufique Khalidi, Jagonews24.com website reporter Shaon Amin and the site’s interim editor, Mohiuddin Sarker, are all facing the possibility of ten years in prison on charges of “publishing of offensive, false, defamatory or fear-inducing data or information.” Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the increase in cases of civilian and police violence and judicial harassment of journalists trying to cover coronavirus-related issues in Bangladesh in the month since a general lockdown was imposed on the population. Many of the cases are detailed below. February 22, 2021 Find out more Police and soldiers stand guard at checkpoint along a road during a government-imposed shutdown as a preventative measure against the Covid-19 virus in Narayanganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on 8 April (Photocredit: Munir Uz Zaman / AFP). When two journalists, Ekattor Television’s Shahjahan Ali Babu and Mazed Rahman, a reporter for Somoy Television and Bangladesh Pratidin, were stopped on 12 April at a police checkpoint near Bogura, 200 km northwest of the capital, they were forcibly detained and taken to a nearby police station, where they were not released until a senior officer intervened. Tuhin Howlader, a reporter for the Bangladesh Pratidin daily, was ordered to stop at a police checkpoint in Dhaka on 16 April but, before he had time to show his ID to the police, one of the policemen began hitting him with his baton with the result that Howlader had to be admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for treatment to his injuries. Follow the news on Bangladesh Government food handouts designed to mitigate the economic hardship resulting from the lockdown have given rise to several cases of corruption at the local level including this one, which Bhuiyan was investigating together with SATV Khoj current affairs programme presenter Baten Biplob. Bdnews24.com news site chief editor Toufique Khalidi faces the possibility of ten years in prison (photo: Bdnews24.com). to go further RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention “We call on Bangladeshi prosecutors to order the immediate arrest of those responsible for the unacceptable violence against Sajal Bhuiyan and Baten Bliplod,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We have also registered many other cases of physical violence, police violence and judicial harassment of journalists trying to cover the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government must do everything possible to end this alarming surge in press freedom violations.” April 27, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 Covid-19 triggers surge in violence, prosecutions against Bangladeshi journalists Police violence News Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Receive email alerts Sajal Bhuiyan was hospitalized unconscious at Narsingdi government hospital (photo: Baten Biplod).
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Local NewsBusiness Twitter SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced Samsung ISOCELL GN2, a new 50-megapixel (Mp) image sensor with large 1.4-micrometer (μm)-sized pixels. With enhancements to its predecessor, the ISOCELL GN1, the GN2 offers up to 100Mp imaging, improved auto-focusing through Dual Pixel Pro technology, powerful staggered HDR, and vivid results through Smart ISO Pro, regardless of the lighting environment. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005996/en/ Samsung’s newest image sensor, the GN2, with Smart ISO technology. (Graphic: Business Wire) “ISOCELL image sensors and its technologies have made vast improvements to deliver the quality and performance one would expect from top-tier prograde cameras,” said Duckhyun Chang, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “Our new ISOCELL GN2 features Dual Pixel Pro, an innovative all-direction auto-focusing solution that elevates the agility to capture moments as they unfold. Adding on Smart ISO Pro and a variety of advanced pixel technologies, pictures from GN2 are more true-to-life than ever.” The 1/1.12-inch ISOCELL GN2 is a highly versatile image sensor when it comes to image resolutions. With 50 million 1.4μm-sized pixels on hand, the GN2 offers exceptionally detailed photographs in regular settings. In low-lit environments such as indoors, the sensor can simulate a larger 2.8μm-pixel with four-pixel-binning technology to absorb more light, delivering brighter and sharper images. For those who appreciate more detail in photographs or are prone to post-processing such as image cropping, the GN2 offers an option to take pictures in 100Mp resolutions. In 100Mp mode, the GN2 meticulously re-arranges the color pixels using an intelligent re-mosaic algorithm, creating three individual layers of 50Mp frames in green, red and blue. These frames are then up-scaled and merged to produce a single ultra-high 100Mp resolution photograph. The ISOCELL GN2 is Samsung’s first image sensor to offer Dual Pixel Pro, the company’s most advanced phase-detection auto-focus solution yet. By employing two photodiodes within every pixel of the image sensor, Dual Pixel Pro makes use of one hundred million phase detecting agents for ultra-fast auto-focusing. In addition, the solution also offers all-direction focusing by splitting the pixels not only vertically, as with Dual Pixel, but also diagonally. This diagonal cut allows the focusing agents to better recognize the top and bottom of the frame, allowing the sensor to get in focus quickly even when there are no pattern changes in a horizontal direction. Low-light focusing and tracking of moving objects are improved as well, as every pixel of the sensor works as focusing agents. For taking pictures in mixed-light environments, such as sunsets or indoors with daylight coming through a window, the GN2 increases its dynamic range with a staggered-HDR feature, a time-multiplexed HDR technology that uses rolling shutters over the same pixel arrays to capture multiple frames in short, middle, and long exposures. By maximizing the dynamic range, staggered-HDR ensures rich detail and vivid color in highlights and dark shadows within the scene, making it an ideal solution for shooting high-contrast sights. Staggered-HDR is able to reduce the energy consumption of a sensor by up to 24-percent when compared to the predecessor’s real-time HDR mode, contributing to improved energy efficiency of the overall system. The GN2 also comes with Smart ISO and Smart ISO Pro. Smart ISO intelligently sets the sensor’s conversion gain, allowing the picture to be taken using an optimal ISO; low ISO for brighter outdoors or high for dimmer indoors. Unlike Smart ISO, which uses readouts from a single ISO per picture, Smart ISO Pro, which uses an intra-scene dual conversion gain (iDCG) solution, takes readouts from both high and low ISO to instantly create high dynamic range images with less motion-artifacts. In addition, in extreme low-light, Smart ISO Pro quickly takes and processes multiple frames in high ISO, raising the light sensitivity close to one-million ISOs and taking mobile night photography to greater heights. Camera experiences can be more fun and creative with the GN2, where precious moments can be captured more dramatically and everyday events can be turned into short videos. The GN2 supports full-HD videos at 480 frames-per-second (fps) or 4K at 120fps, enabling wider possibilities for mobile video-shooting. Samsung ISOCELL GN2 is currently in mass production. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com. * Samsung first announced its ISOCELL technology in 2013, which reduces color crosstalk between pixels by placing a physical barrier, allowing small-sized pixels to achieve higher color fidelity. Based on this technology, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 1.0μm-pixel image sensor in 2015 and a 0.9-pixel sensor in 2017. Samsung continues to enhance its pixel isolation methods with ISOCELL Plus and the ISOCELL 2.0 technologies. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005996/en/ CONTACT: Lisa Warren-Plungy Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. [email protected] KEYWORD: SOUTH KOREA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY PHOTOGRAPHY AUDIO/VIDEO MOBILE/WIRELESS HARDWARE SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seasonal Slowdown Keeps Homes at an Affordable Level Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Print This Post Previous: GSEs Finish Credit Risk Sharing for 2015 on a Strong Note Next: The More the Merrier: Altisource Adds a Few More Seats to the Family Dining Table Tagged with: Home Sales Housing Market RE/MAX Seasonal Declines December 21, 2015 1,514 Views Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Seasonal Slowdown Keeps Homes at an Affordable Level About Author: Xhevrije West Home Sales Housing Market RE/MAX Seasonal Declines 2015-12-21 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago As the winter season presses on, the housing market is experiencing a seasonal slowdown in activity among home sales, prices, and inventory.The RE/MAX National Housing Report for November 2015 showed that home sales in were down this month for the third time this year in 53 metros surveyed. The average number of home sales declined 22.6 percent from sales in October, almost double the normal November average of 12 percent. In addition, home sales are down 1.4 percent year-over-year, RE/MAX reported.In November, 25 of the 53 metro areas reported higher sales year-over-year, with three recording double-digit increases. Augusta, Maine led the metros with the largest sales increases with a 24.5 percent rise, followed by Boise, Idaho, and Providence, Rhode Island, up 12.9 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively.Home prices are still higher than they were last year, but have slowed over the last three months, making affordability less of an issue heading into winter.“Moderating prices help keep homeownership more affordable as we approach the end of a year that saw prices reach pre-recession levels in many markets. Even with anticipated rate hikes, mortgage rates are near historic lows, which also helps home affordability. Many homebuyers find better availability and affordability in the winter months, before the traditional spring buying season starts,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder.“Even with anticipated rate hikes, mortgage rates are near historic lows, which also helps home affordability.”Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO and ChairmanRE/MAX also found that “even though prices have been moderating, a low inventory supply continues to pressure prices.”According to the report, the median price of homes sold in November was $200,950, down 0.5 percent month-over-month but still 4.1 percent higher than last year. The average price increase over the same month last year for the first 11 months of 2015 was 7.2 percent.Although home prices have now risen for 46 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis, those increases have become smaller over the last 90 days.Des Moines, Iowa (15.1 percent), Denver, Colorado (13.0 percent), San Francisco, California (12.5 percent), Tampa, Florida (10.8 percent), and Miami, Florida (10.2 percent) had the largest price increases in November, the data found.The average days on the market for all homes sold was 65 in November, up three days from October, the reports said. Last November, the average days on the market was 71 days. Meanwhile, the number of homes for sale in November was 8.3 percent less than October and 13.3 percent less than last November.Click here to read the full report. Subscribe
July 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Softball Promotes Kortny Hall As Head Coach Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah University athletic director Debbie Corum announced Kortny Hall had been promoted as the Thunderbirds’ softball coach.Hall was named as the program’s assistant coach prior to the 2018 season and was responsible for the development of pitchers and catchers in the program.She also called pitches and created and implemented scouting reports.Hall came to Cedar City from Southern Virginia University and she was the head coach of the Division III Knights’ program for three years.During her tenure at SVU, the Knights improved in all major statistical categories and dropped their overall ERA by three whole runs.Hall has also been a head coach at the high school level, coaching the Liberty High Lions of Peoria, Ariz. from 2007-2013.As the head coach at Liberty, she led the Lions to three Arizona State Championship tournaments and was the West Valley (Phoenix area) coach of the year in 2010 and 2011 and nominated as Big School Coach of the Year in 2011.Hall played for SUU in 2005 and 2006, helping the Thunderbirds to successive Mid-Continent Conference regular season championships and their first ever NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2006.In 2006, Hall also was a member of the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team and was named to the NCAA Division I All-West Region team and earned All-American status from ESPN Magazine for her work in the classroom.In SUU program history, Hall is 11th in career batting average (.334) and 14th in career home runs with 11.As a freshman and sophomore, Hall played for the Phoenix College Bears, helping the squad to a 2004 NJCAA national championship.Hall earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education/health with an emphasis in coaching/teaching in 2007 from SUU and also earned her master’s from the institution in 2010 in human performance and sports conditioning. Brad James Tags: Debbie Corum/Kortny Hall/NCAA Super Regional/Phoenix Bears/Southern Virginia Knights/SUU Softball
Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency makes latest acquisition in bid to become northern powerhouse previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency makes latest acquisition in bid to become northern powerhouseLinley & Simpson has bought the 600-strong lettings portfolio of rival Dacre, Son & Hartley, pushing its portfolio to over 12,000 properties.Nigel Lewis24th December 20200416 Views A high profile northern estate agency has sold its lettings portfolio to one of its main rivals prompted by the tenant fees ban and other regulatory and structural challenges facing the rental sector.20-branch Dacre Son & Hartley has offloaded its 600-strong lettings portfolio to rival Linley & Simpson, which is making a bid to become Yorkshire’s largest estate agency through a series of acquisitions, backed financially by Lloyds Bank.“The residential letting sector is becoming increasingly specialised amid ever-growing regulatory and compliance changes,” says Patrick McCutcheon (above, right) , Head of Residential at Dacre, Son & Hartley.“Transferring our rental portfolio to an agency with a dedicated letting specialism, like Linley & Simpson, is a natural step – and our former tenants and landlords will be in trusted hands.”The 200-year-old estate agency says it will now focus on sales, land and new homes, commercial property and property management.The deal, which is for an undisclosed sum, was initially proposed three months ago and is the seventh acquisition by Linley & Simpson since March.It now has 12,000 properties under management across its 22 branches.Same footprint“Our branches share the same footprint as those of Dacre, Son & Hartley, so this injection of properties will dovetail seamlessly into our network,” says Linley & Simpson Chief Executive Will Linley (above, left).“At the end of a challenging year for the country, our confidence in the private rented sector for 2021 and beyond remains strong.“Other acquisitions are being primed, enabling us to set up in new locations and scale up in existing ones at pace in the New Year.”Linley & Simpson Son & Hartley Dacre Dacres December 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
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Email* More 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. Week five of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded on Sunday, February 14, with another victory for Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Helgstrand Dressage.Personal best scores for every big tour class winner in the FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI 3* presented by CabanaCoast, and FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Helgstrand Dressage were recorded this week. Fraser-Beaulieu and Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango added to that tally, beating their personal best with a 79.330%, while earning two scores above 80% from judges at both M and B.“I’m so happy,” began Fraser-Beaulieu. “This is like a dream come true, to be back here with a personal best. At the five star and the Nations Cup last year we had great rides, and after such a long break you hope that it’s going to be the same, but after 10 months I was a little nervous. You want to keep those scores and keep hitting personal bests, and All In has come out this season and really proven that he knows his job so well. He tries his heart out for me every time we go down centerline, and I just have to hang on for the ride. I’m ecstatic with him.”Watch the winning ride, Brought to you by Premier Equestrian. (©Richard’s Equine Video)Video Playerhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/pbiec-cdn/video/gdf/2021/GDF%205/Brittany%20Fraser%20Beaulieu%202%2014%2021.MP400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Fraser-Beaulieu rode to a freestyle created by Joost Peters, with Celine Dion music beginning and concluding the ride. “Joost Peters made new music for me for the Nations Cup last year,” she explained, “so this is only the second time I’ve ridden to this new freestyle. I love Celine Dion. My husband is French, I live in Montreal now, and I love the song, so I asked him to incorporate it into the beginning and the end, and I think he did a great job.”President of the Ground Jury, William Warren (USA), noted the quality of the day’s class and of the pair’s ride. “For me,” he said, “the entire class was a nice quality to judge. It challenged us judges to up our game and really get it right. Brittany hit a lot of strong technical points, and to really have a good freestyle, it has to be technically solid. Today everything was spot on. That really supports the artistic side of the freestyle, because if the ride has technical issues you have a problem. There was wonderful harmony between horse and rider.”Fraser-Beaulieu’s artistic percentages were all in the 80s, and she elaborated on her horse’s highlights throughout the ride.“I thought my extended trots today were nice. My changes and pirouettes, I was very happy with them,” she continued. “I felt that the whole freestyle really flowed today. I wanted to go mistake free again today. He was a little nervous in the first piaffe and pirouette, so I had to make it a bit bigger than I would’ve liked, but we were with our music, the whole test flowed nicely, and sometimes that last extended trot is exuberant, but everything worked really well today. I came out with a 17-minute warmup, and thought maybe I could’ve done even less. All of these things are learning opportunities. He’s 16, and I thought I’d have him all figured out by now, but each show you learn something new!”After being a part of impressive performances from Canadian riders all week, the 32-year-old said, “I think Canada is really strong right now, maybe the strongest we’ve ever been, and we’re getting great marks and are all so supportive of each other. If Tokyo happens, I think we will have a very strong team for Canada.”AGDF Director of Sport Thomas Bauer concluded with remarks about the current state of points for the North American League, saying, “I’m quite happy with it so far. It looks like it will be quite the competition with the new system for the North American League. It’s still not a perfect system, but it’s better than it was before, and is now up to the last show to decide who goes to Gothenburg.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Helgstrand Dressage went to Ashley Holzer (USA) and Valentine, her own 2010 Hanoverian mare by Sir Donnerhall, who also earned a personal best for Holzer in the mare’s first FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, with 78.365%. Third place went to USA’s Anna Buffini riding FRH Davini la Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico, earning 75.505%.In the FEI Intermediaire II CDI 3* the USA’s Mikala Münter earned the win aboard her own Skyfall, a 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Zardin Firfod, with a 66.500%.In the FEI Intermediare I Freestyle CDI 3*, Cesar Parra (USA) and Mr. Bumblebee claimed victory. Parra and the 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding by Sting, owned by Equiventure LLC and John and Karen Blank, earned a 78.950%. Second place went to Kevin Kohmann (GER) and Equitas LLC’s 2010 KWPN stallion by Amazing Star, Five Star, with 76.333%. The USA’s Anna Marek took third aboard Felissirana, Alise Carrico’s 2010 KWPN mare by Belissimo M, with a 74.392%.The Lövsta Future ChallengePia Fortmuller and Freida in their awards ceremony. (©susanjstickle)The Lövsta Future Challenge/Young Horse Grand Prix Series welcomed a win for Canada’s Pia Fortmuller and Busch, Lars, and Pia Fortmuller’s 2011 Hanoverian mare by Furstenball, Frieda, with a 72.352%. Second place was awarded to Jennifer Hoffmann (USA) and Jennifer Hoffmann and Wolfgang Himsl’s 2011 Austrian Warmblood stallion, Rondoro Noblesse by Rosengold, earning a 71.249%. Third place went to Karen Pavicic (CRO) and her own 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Totilas, Totem, with 70.269%.In the Future Challenge/Young Horse Prix St. Georges Series, Marcus Orlob (USA) topped the leaderboard with Spirit of Joy, a 2014 Westphalian gelding by Sir Calypso, owned by Jeanette Pinard, with 72.646%. Pablo Gomez Molina (ESP) took second place with Servus Ymas, a 2013 Hanoverian by San Amour I, owned by Cristina Danguillecourt and Yeguada de Ymas, with 69.926%.Competition at AGDF will resume with AGDF 7 on February 24-28. Competition highlights will include Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI5*, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Premier Equestrian, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Hygain Feeds, Small Tour CDI3*, and Small Tour CDI1*, as well as national competition. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix CDI-W Freestyle, presented by Helgstrand Dressage:1. Brittany Fraser- Beaulieu (CAN) on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango: 77.330, 78.450, 79.225, 80.850, 80.575; 79.330%2. Ashley Holzer (USA) on Valentine, her own 2010 Hanoverian mare by Sir Donnerhall: 78.550, 77.900, 78.525, 79.925, 76.925; 78.365%3. Anna Buffini (USA) on FRH Davini la Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico: 77.875, 75.150, 75.525, 74.800, 74.175; 75.505%4. Chris Von Martels (CAN) on Eclips, Barbara Soederhuizen and Chris Von Martels’ 2009 KWPN gelding by Apache: 72.650, 76.175, 74.175, 75.225, 74.425; 74.530%5. Anna Marek (USA) on Dee Clair, Diane Morrison’s 2008 KWPN mare by Sir Sinclair: 72.000, 75.850, 73.650, 74.175, 73.300; 73.795%6. Shelly Francis (USA) on Danilo, Patricia A. Stempel’s 2004 Hanoverian gelding by by De Niro 6: 70.600, 69.275, 69.200, 71.325, 67.575; 69.595%7. Evi Strasser (CAN) on Déjà Vu Time, Evi Strasser and Erika Murphy’s 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Dauphin: 67.800, 69.675, 69.800, 68.150, 66.475; 68.380% Tags: Dressage, Pia Fortmuller, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, All In, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Grand Prix Freestyle, Freida, SIGN UP
Mayor Nicholas Sacco ×Mayor Nicholas Sacco Non-profit to host seminar for public housing seniorsThe Waterfront Project, a Hoboken-based non-profit supporting and empowering disadvantaged individuals, will be hosting a senior seminar at the North Bergen Housing Authority’s Lawler Towers Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the community room. In conjunction with County Surrogate Joseph Ryglicki and Mayor Nicholas Sacco, the event will help seniors prepare a living will, power of attorney, and advance directives—free of charge. The seminar is only open to Housing Authority residents, and will be located at 6121 Grand Ave. State Sen. Sacco retiring from school system jobNicholas Sacco is giving up his $260,000 per year job as assistant superintendent for elementary and secondary education but will continue to serve as state senator and North Bergen’s mayor, his spokesman said last week.The mayor’s spokesman, Phil Swibinski, said a retirement date has not yet been set. He plans to continue serving as mayor of North Bergen and state senator representing the 32nd District.”Sacco has also worked as an elementary school principal, among other positions, over the course of a 49-year career in education.According to a survey by NJ Advance Media in June, Sacco’s school salary of $259,550 was the second highest among all public employees in Hudson County. But Sacco, a Democrat, would likely rank as Hudson’s highest paid public employee when counting his annual salaries of $15,000 as mayor and $49,000 as state senator from the 32nd Legislative, which would put his combined annual income at $323,550. He also was paid for a time to perform weddings.That kind of triple office holding would no longer be permissible for future legislators under a 2007 law barring legislators from holding another elected office, but Sacco was among 19 lawmakers who were grandfathered in when the law was passed.Swibinski said Sacco’s school pension had not been determined, but would likely be about $180,000, a figure lower than the maximum due to allocations to family members. Swibinski said Sacco’s pension was, “controlled by the exact same regulations that govern the earned retirement benefits of every other public employee in the state.”One reason Sacco is leaving is because of his success in creating a new school campus in the township, Swibinski said. “One of the primary goals that he has had—he’s been fighting for decades—is to bring a new high school to North Bergen,” Swibinski told The North Bergen Reporter. “It was just a few months ago that that finally became a reality.” Last year, Sacco announced that North Bergen High School would be replacing Hudson County’s High Tech High School on 85th Street and Tonnelle Avenue, once that school moves into a new Secaucus location. “His view—and he stated this at the press conference when we announced it—was that once that project was done, once that goal was accomplished, he felt that his work was complete and he could leave.”Swibinski said Sacco plans to seek re-election for mayor and state senator, and that he will be eligible for additional pensions once he retires from those.After starting work for the school system, Sacco was first elected mayor in 1992, then won his state Senate seat the following year. He has been re-elected by wide margins in the heavily Democratic township and legislative district ever since.