Nepal’s chief justice tries to gag newspaper

first_imgThe chief justice issued his interim order on 25 February when he heard a contempt of court complaint against Kantipur Daily’s editor, Sudheer Sharma, one of its reporters, Krishna Gyawali, Kantipur Publications chairman Kailash Sirohiya, and one of the company’s directors, Swastika Sirohiya. The complaint was prompted by a series of Kantipur Daily articles drawing attention to the different dates of birth that Parajuli has given in several official documents. The fact that the chief justice heard the case himself was a clear sign of a desire to take revenge on the newspaper. “It shouldn’t be necessary to remind a chief justice that you cannot be judge and party at the same time,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This is a completely unacceptable case of prior censorship that could have dire consequences for media freedom if it sets a legal precedent. We urge Nepal’s parliamentarians to consider an impeachment motion if the chief justice does not rescind this decision at once.” May 29, 2019 Find out more Nepal’s chief justice is trying to gag the Kantipur Daily newspaper after it pointed out discrepancies in his date of birth in official documents (photos: – KMG). Organisation Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Reporters Without Borders (RSF) firmly condemns an order by the head of Nepal’s supreme court, Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, instructing the Press Council to ensure that Kantipur Daily, one of the country’s leading newspapers, refrains from publishing any further reports criticizing him. The gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends and a violation of a fundamental press freedom principle, RSF said. NepalAsia – Pacific Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentFreedom of expression RSF_en Nepal is ranked 100th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. NepalAsia – Pacific Media independence Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentFreedom of expression News News to go further Receive email alerts May 17, 2019 Find out more News June 8, 2020 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Follow the news on Nepal Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Nepal’s Administration of Justice Act, which is clearly being abused by the chief justice, Kantipur Daily’s reporter and representatives are facing up to a year in prison. His order violates Nepal’s 2015 constitution, which proclaims complete media freedom in its preamble and which bans the censorship of news and information in article 19. News February 28, 2018 Nepal’s chief justice tries to gag newspaper Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Hillsides Charity Celebrates Season at Parkway Grill

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty The holiday season can be a time to lift everyone’s spirits, bringing together family and friends while also being charitable. Guests at Hillsides Guild’s annual holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena took time to mingle with friends as they raised funds for children’s programs at Hillsides, a Pasadena children’s charity that also serves families in Los Angeles County. Guests enjoyed fine dining, entertainment and the company of each other.Co-chairing the event, Beth Yale and Nancy Snyder, both of San Marino, planned the Hillsides Guild dinner, a perfect start to the holidays, giving guests the opportunity to remember the charity’s children and families. The proceeds enable the Guild to support the foster care children’s charity through its various enriching children’s activities. Children’s gift wishes were also displayed for additional guests who wanted to be Santa’s helpers by making a child’s holiday wish come true.More than 125 guests savored an assortment of wood fire gourmet pizzas, house-selected red and white wines, and a delectable feast that included Parkway Grill’s signature bread basket, Cabrales bleu cheese organic field greens salad with red wine poached pears married with candied pecans, and mesquite grilled prime filet mignon, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, wild mushroom ragout, and marsala-veal reduction. Topping the palate was a hazelnut chocolate mousse pie.Donna DeMond, the Guild’s president, welcomed guests before a special recognition was presented to Gregg Smith and Smith Brothers Restaurants for making Hillsides Guild Holiday Celebration a joyful tradition. Afterwards, guests listened to the world-renowned Citrus Singers. Adding to the merriment of the evening were opportunity prizes, which included dinners for four at Smitty’s, Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House, Café 140, and Cheval Blanc Bistro as well as a holiday floral plant basket.Interested parties wishing to become members of the Hillsides Guild should contact the children’s charity at (323) 254-2274, ext. 254. Hillsides Guild membership is open to adults who want to take an active role in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth at-risk. Visit for more information. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News center column 3 Hillsides Charity Celebrates Season at Parkway Grill Volunteers Raise Funds to Benefit Children’s Programs Article by MARISOL BARRIOS | PHOTOS BY NICOLA WILKINS-MILLER Published on Monday, December 17, 2012 | 6:33 pm Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

Shannon airport bosses planning hangar for world’s biggest aircraft

first_imgBunratty Folk Park to Reopen to the Public Print Advertisement Airport support will be needed after pandemic Facebook Previous articleLimerick regeneration brings new homes to St Mary’s ParkNext articleLimerick City will be lit up this Sunday Editor Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues Email Shannon Group chief executive Matthew ThomasAn airport hangar capable of accommodating the world’s largest aircraft could be under construction at Shannon Airport next year “if the financials add up”.Addressing a meeting of Clare County Council yesterday, Shannon Group chief executive Matthew Thomas said they hoped to press ahead with building the world’s biggest airport hangar next year.“The building of hangars are central to the growth of the aviation and aerospace cluster at Shannon. Hangars are low margin and expensive. We hope to build one capable of accommodating the world’s largest aircraft next year if the financials add up,” he told the council members.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And he revealed that the group hopes to embark on a multi-million-euro investment at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park “to take it to a completely different level”.As the Shannon Group receives no Government funding and is completely self-financing, they are involved in negotiations with Fáilte Ireland about the project.“They say they have a limited pot of money but we are hoping to make Bunratty a top-flight attraction in Ireland,” Mr Thomas added.On a broader level, the Shannon Group boss was highly critical of current policy which he said was leading towards the country having only one airport – at Dublin.This was the only conclusion to take from figures showing that Dublin increased its market share from 72 per cent in 2005 to 87 per cent in 2017.Mr Thomas said that Dublin’s consolidation of the market was happening incredibly fast while Shannon’s share of a growing market has reduced from 5.4 per cent to 5.1 per cent since the airport achieved independence from the DAA.This was despite the fact that the Mid West airport managed to increase passenger numbers by 25 per cent over the same period.He said that the Shannon Group is looking to change the “very immature” Government policy in the area.See more business news herecenter_img Twitter New high-end jobs for Shannon BusinessNewsShannon airport bosses planning hangar for world’s biggest aircraftBy Editor – November 14, 2017 4592 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSairportBunratty Folk ParkDAAdevelopmentdublin airportFáilte IrelandHangarmarket shareMatthew Thomaspassenger numbersShannon Group Calls for a ‘Tall Buildings Strategy’ for Limerick Citylast_img read more

Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News January 16, 2018 3,481 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that high home prices limited housing availability are leading more homeowners to stay put and renovate their existing homes. Now Remodeling magazine is providing some hard data about just what those renovations could mean when it comes time to sell those homes.Remodeling has released its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, which “compares average cost for 21 popular remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.” Topping the list, with an average of 98.3 percent of cost recouped at resale, is garage door replacement. That job costs an average of $3,470, according to Remodeling, and has an average resale value of $3,411.Rounding out the rest of the top 10 projects that retain the most value at resale are:Manufactured Stone Veneer—97.1 percentEntry Door Replacement (steel)—91.3 percentDeck Addition (wood)—82.8 percentMinor Kitchen Remodel—81.1 percentSiding Replacement—76.7 percentWindow Replacement (vinyl)—74.3 percentUniversal Design Bathroom—70.6 percentBathroom Remodel—70.1 percentWindow Replacement (wood)—69.5 percentThe average payback for 20 of the most common remodeling projects declined year-over-year, dropping from 57.9 percent in 2016 to 56.8 percent in 2017. According to Remodeling, “That’s mainly because the cost of doing those projects went up for all 20, while values rose for only about two-thirds of them.”Remodeling expects prices for building materials to continue trending upwards in 2018, especially given the spate of natural disasters affecting various portions of the country in the last half of 2017, from hurricanes to wildfires to mudslides. Remodeling’s report adds, “Expect, as well, an even greater shortage of skilled workers in disaster-struck markets as those workers struggle to fix up their own homes and employers feel pressure to respond with pay hikes.”For its 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling used construction cost estimates generated by RemodelMAX and Clear Estimates remodeling software. According to Remodeling, “Construction cost figures include labor, material, and subtrade expenses, plus industry-standard overhead and profit. Note that project costs are based on estimates for generic projects. They do not account for personalized design and product choices made by homeowners in connection with actual remodeling projects, nor do they account for local and short-term fluctuations in pricing, supply and demand, and other factors affecting cost.”Resale value data for each project was based on estimates from more than 4,600 real estate professionals, provided via an online survey conducted by Hanley Wood between August and October, 2017. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ranking Home Renovation Resale Values The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value 2018-01-16 David Wharton About Author: David Wharton Previous: Mortgage Delinquencies Up, Still Below 15-Year Averages Next: After Delay, Powell and Montgomery Noms Proceed to Full Senate The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Cost vs. Value Report home renovation remodeling remodeling magazine resale value Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

‘Not The Way Our Women React When They Are Ravished’: Karnataka HC On Rape Victim Claiming To Have Slept After Offence [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Not The Way Our Women React When They Are Ravished’: Karnataka HC On Rape Victim Claiming To Have Slept After Offence [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Jun 2020 7:28 AMShare This – xNoting the “unbecoming” conduct of an alleged rape victim who slept after being “ravished”, the Karnataka High Court on Monday allowed the pre-arrest bail application of the accused in the case. “The explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act she was tired and fell asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman; that is not the way our women react when…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNoting the “unbecoming” conduct of an alleged rape victim who slept after being “ravished”, the Karnataka High Court on Monday allowed the pre-arrest bail application of the accused in the case. “The explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act she was tired and fell asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman; that is not the way our women react when they are ravished,” the single-Judge bench of Justice Krishna S. Dixit observed. The accused in the present case was employed by the prosecutrix since past two years. It was alleged that he had developed sexual relations with her on the false pretext of marriage. It was further alleged that on the night of the alleged incident, the Petitioner got into the proxsecutrix’s car and went to her office with her, where he raped her. Accordingly, the accused was booked under Sections 376 (sexual assault), 420 (Cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and under Section 66-B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.He had approached the High Court under Section 438 of CrPC, seeking anticipatory bail. During the course of hearing, the court expressed its reservations about the genuineness of the prosecutirx’s case, while conjecturing as to the reasons behind (i) not raising alarm when the Petitioner got into her car; (ii) voluntarily having alcohol with the Petitioner; and (iii) waiting to lodge a complaint until the next morning. “The version of the complainant that she had been to Indraprastha Hotel for dinner and that the petitioner having consumed drinks came and sat in the car, even if is assumed to be true, there is no explanation offered for not alerting the police or the public about the conduct of the petitioner,” the court observed. As regards consumption of alcohol Justice Dixit observed, “Nothing is mentioned by the complainant as to why she went to her office at night i.e., 11.00 p.m.; she has also not objected to consuming drinks with the petitioner and allowing him to stay with her till morning; the explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act she was tired and fell asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman; that is not the way our women react when they are ravished.” The court also pondered upon the delay in filing a complaint and wondered as to why the prosecutrix did not approach the Court at the “earliest point” of time when the Petitioner was allegedly forcing her for sexual favours. Significantly, the state counsel had argued that the charges against the Petitioner were quite serious in nature and “it is unsafe to the society” to grant advance bail to such offenders. Rejecting this contention however, the court observed that “seriousness alone is not the criteria to deny liberty to the citizen.” “Offences alleged against the Petitioner…are serious in nature, is arguably true; however, seriousness alone is not the criteria to deny liberty to the citizen when there is no prima facie case from the side of the State Police,” Justice Dixit said. He further remarked that the Courts cannot lose sight of COVID-19 pandemic, which poses the threat of infection to the detenues in prison, and it therefore allowed the pre-arrest bail plea on the Petitioner furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 1,00,000/-. The court further told the Petitioner that he shall not leave the jurisdictional limits of the court without prior permission; and he will be obligated to mark his attendance at the jurisdictional Police Station every alternate Saturday. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

‘HAVE I GOT A STORY’: Young storytellers competed in a creative arts project at the 2015 4-H Regional

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Joseph Woods won second place in the intermediate-one division. Stroud said she was encouraged that the “2015 Have I Got a Story” competition included a variety of stories.There were stories about Peter Rabbit, about a character named Grumpy and a crybaby. There was a telling about a tailor’s clothes and one about finding happiness in one’s work and another was a mystery.Stroud said the variety of stories reflected the interests of the storytellers.“I was very impressed that none of the storytellers had to refer to notes,” she said. “They told their stories from memory and were all articulate and very entertaining. They all did a good job and are to be congratulated.” Skip ‘HAVE I GOT A STORY’: Young storytellers competed in a creative arts project at the 2015 4-H Regional You Might Like GALERIES GALORE: Olszyk, Wedderspoon exhibits open at Johnson Center Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellKelly Olszyk’s paintings have their beginnings in the stories of life as told in black and white. Then… read more Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Becca Sean won first place honors in the intermediate-two division.Whenever and wherever Alabama’s legendary storyteller, the late Kathryn Tucker Windham, told tales, she encouraged her audience, no matter the age, to go home and tell their stories.On Friday, a group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story,” a creative arts project, at the 2015 4-H Regional competition held at Troy University. ““Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions,” said Peggy Stroud, event coordinator. “Storytelling is a way to pass on history and to help us understood our world. Just as importantly, storytelling fulfills our need to entertain and to be entertained. Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Mason Corbett, was the first place winner of the senior division. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blaster Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Danaysia Smith won second place in the intermediate-two division. Sponsored Content Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Rebecca Simon won third place in the intermediate-one division. Print Article Published 2:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2015 Book Nook to reopen Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Gabe Hamm is the junior division winner. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The winners of the “Have I Got a Story” intermediate-one division of the competition were Glory Williams, Russell County, first place; Joseph Woods, Russell County, second place, and Rebecca Simon, Covington County, third place.Becca Senn, Coffee County, took first place honors in the intermediate-two competition and Danaysia Smith took second place.Gabe Hamm, Henry County won the junior division of the storytelling competition, and Mason Corbett, Lee County, won first place in the senior division.Those who compete in the junior and senior storytelling competitions are required to lead a community service project in their communities.Hamm participated in several community service projects including collecting school supplies for children in need. He also provided chickens for events at Landmark Park in Dothan and sought donations of food for needy families in the Headland area.Corbett organized an event for a nursing home in Lee County. He brought together nine of his friends who performed musical selections and dance routines for the residents. He has been invited for him and his group to entertain at another nursing home in the area.“I was very pleased with the ‘Have I Got a Story’ competition,” Stroud said. “Gabe and Mason will represent our region at the state 4-H competition at the 4-H Camp in Columbiana. I’m sure they will represent us well. And, I’m looking forward to next year’s competition and hope to see more 4-H’ers tell their stories.” “When a minister shares a parable or a comedian tells a funny story, they are continuing the ancient tradition of storytelling.”Stroud said the young storytellers who competed in the “Have I Got a Story” regional competition were already winners.“To compete in the regional competition, 4-H’ers have to win their county competition,” she said. “Having started in our region about six years ago, storytelling is a relatively new 4-H event. By adding storytelling as an event, we are hoping to encourage more young people to become interested in fables, folktales and Jack tales as well as in their family stories.” Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA group of young storytellers competed in “Have I Got a Story” Friday. Glory Williams won first place in the intermediate-one division Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the authorlast_img read more

Graduates on board for fast-track council careers

first_imgGraduates on board for fast-track council careersOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Cambridgeshire County Council has employed 11 new trainees on its graduatedevelopment programme. The trainees (right), who were among 566 initial applicants, will take partin a variety of projects around the council as well as working towardsappropriate professional qualifications to help fast-track them into managementpositions. The council’s director of resources Mike Parsons said: “This scheme isvery important to Cambridgeshire County Council and helps ensure we have acontinuous supply of first-class managers with the personal attributes andprofessional qualifications to cope with the ever more complex and changingresponsibilities of local government.” The scheme has been running for two years for accountancy trainees, but wasexpanded two years ago to include HR, general management, IT, property andplanning qualifications. read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits Colorado State Tuesday

first_img Tags: Anthony Masinton-Bonner/Colorado State Rams/Craig Smith/J.D. Paige/Neemias Queta/NET/Nico Carvacho/Sam Merrill/Utah State/Utah State Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFORT COLLINS, Colo.-Tuesday, Utah State men’s basketball (24-6, 14-3 in Mountain West Conference play) will secure at least a share of the conference title with a win over the Colorado State Rams (12-17, 7-9 in conference play). The Aggies lead the all-time series 59-39 while the Rams have an 18-7 all-time lead in the series at Fort Collins, Colo. Redshirt junior forward/center Nico Carvacho (16.2 points, 13 rebounds per game), redshirt senior guard J.D. Paige (14.8 points per game) and redshirt junior guard Anthony Masinton-Bonner (11.2 points per game) all lead Colorado State. Utah State scores 78.4 points per game and surrenders 65.8 points per contest. The Aggies have won 16 conference titles with its last league title having come in 2010-11 when they still played in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies’ 24 wins this season are the most since 2010-11 when they went 30-4. The Rams score 75.2 points per game and give up 75 points per contest, outscoring opponents 2180-2175 on the season. New Utah State head coach Craig Smith has won more games than any coach in his first year at the helm in program history. Junior guard Sam Merrill (20.5 points per game) and freshman center Neemias Queta (11.6 points, 8.9 rebounds per game) continue to lead the Aggies. March 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits Colorado State Tuesday The Aggies are one of only three teams nationally ranked in the Top 30 of the NET rankings who have played a Top 25 non-conference schedule. Utah State has won 10 games away from the Spectrum. Queta has also blocked a school-record 72 shots this season for Utah State.last_img read more

Snow College Wants Students To Pack the HAC

first_img Tags: Snow College FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-The Snow College Athletics Department has announced the “Pack the HAC” campaign in an effort to fill the Horne Activity Center (HAC) with as many fans as possible. Following is a list of the remaining games and the promotion associated with each game. Game times are set for 5 p.m. for the women’s games and 7 p.m. for the men’s games.THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020BLUE OUT / HOT DOG NIGHTSnow College vs. Colorado NorthwesternWomen’s Game – 5 p.m.Men’s Game – 7 p.m.Promotion: The first 500 fans in attendance wearing dark blue will receive a free hot dog.THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020ORANGE OUT / ORANGE CREAMSICLE NIGHTSnow College vs. Utah State EasternWomen’s Game – 5 p.m.Men’s Game – 7 p.m.Promotion: The first 500 fans in attendance wearing orange will receive a free orange creamsicle.THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020ALOHA NIGHT / T-SHIRT GIVE-A-WAYSnow College vs. Salt Lake C.C.Women’s Game – 5 p.m.Men’s Game – 7 p.m.Promotion: The first 250 fans in attendance wearing Aloha attire will receive a free “Badger Up” t-shirt. Brad James February 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow College Wants Students To Pack the HAC Written bylast_img read more

Kraut Caps Off Stellar Week with $137,000 Grand Prix Win

first_img SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! On the final day of ESP Spring II, a new partnership continued to blossom as Laura Kraut (USA) and Baloutinue, owned by St. Bride’s Farm, took top prize in the Sunday afternoon feature class, winning the $137,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3* on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village.The 2021 ESP Spring Series features a total of five weeks of competition until Sunday, May 15, and will roll on with the Spring III three-star competition beginning on Wednesday, April 21. Hunters will once again campaign at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) while jumpers will be showcased at Equestrian Village. Jumper competition begins on April 22 with the $37,000 Perfect Products 1.45m Jumpers CSI3* followed by the $37,000 Equine Tack and Nutritionals Qualifier CSI3* and $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday. Saturday’s schedule is highlighted by the $37,000 Nutrena 1.50m Classic CSI3*. The week wraps up with the $137,000 Palm Beach County Sports Commission Grand Prix CSI3* and the $35,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Spring III Grand Prix on Sunday, April 25. Feature classes will be available live and on-demand for free on the livestream.A total of 44 horse-and-rider combinations set out over the opening-round track designed by Catsy Cruz (MEX) and Andy Christiansen (ECU) that featured 16 jumping efforts. The field was narrowed down to just 11 pairs qualifying to return for the jump-off over a shortened track. Sharn Wordley (NZL) was the trailblazer as the first to return aboard Verdini D’Houtveld Z, owned by Lauren Balcomb, posting a double-clear effort and the time to beat of 41.90 seconds. His time in the lead was short but sweet as the next entry moved up to the top of the leaderboard as Enrique Gonzalez (MEX) rode Chacna, the horse he co-owns with Alice Lawaetz, to a clear round in a quicker time of 40.05 seconds.The lead changes continued from there as Paris Sellon (USA) produced a clear round aboard Anna Jo, owned by Willow Grace Farm, in 40.95 seconds, but it was Olympic champion Laura Kraut riding Baloutinue to answer all the questions asked in the quickest time of the day. The Olympic team gold-medalist guided her new mount, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Balou du Rouet x Landor S, across the finish line with a double-clear effort in an impressive 40 seconds flat.It was a great way to end the first week of their partnership together as Kraut and the talented gelding also finished fourth in the $37,000 JTWG Qualifier CSI3* on Friday.“I’m just absolutely thrilled,” exclaimed Kraut. “What I always loved about him is that he reminds me of a Thoroughbred. He’s got a lot of blood, he is brave, scopey, and has all the best qualities that a Thoroughbred has. He’s just a fast horse. That’s the Thoroughbred type of quality because I didn’t ride a fast round. I did more strides than other people, but he’s just that quick. He lands and he gets away from the jump very, very fast, so I think that was where I got the edge.”Fellow Olympic team gold medallist Beezie Madden (USA) came closest with her veteran partner Breitling LS, owned by Abigail Wexner. Madden and the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion by Quintero x Accord II made easy work of the jump-off track, stopping the timers just off the mark in 40.27 seconds.“He’s fast and careful,” said Madden of the horse she won the FEI World Cup Finals on in 2018. “Usually if he goes well the first round, he’s going to be good the second round, as well. He gets better and better as he goes, so that’s always good, especially in the heat here. I know him so well that I know how to go fast with him, and he knows my moves. I was really happy with how he went, and he had a nice end to his circuit here.”Madden also went on to credit Equestrian Sport Productions for the opportunity to jump at the FEI level during the ESP Spring Series, as well as the luxury of competing on the pristine turf track.“I think it’s really nice to go out on the grass,” she said. “Some of the horses didn’t do as much as others during the circuit so some horses are maybe just starting to step up now. There were a lot of great horse-and-rider combinations, so I think it’s really nice to have the extra shows this time of year.”In the end, Sellon and her 12-year-old Oldenburg mare by Acodetto 2 x For Pleasure would finish the day in third place, rounding out an all-American and all-female podium.“I’ve had my horse for almost two years now,” she said. “This past year things have really clicked with her. I really know her well and she’s a bit special, but I think that’s what makes her competitive. I think with any horse it really just takes time with some trial and error, but patience and discipline, especially with mares, is what you need to get to a point where they want to fight for you. We go really well together; she tries for me and I was really pleased with her today. She jumped great.”Before Kraut took the reins, the talented gelding was campaigned by Adam Prudent (USA), who wrapped up the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival with a win in the $214,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix CSI4*on April 3. Prior to that victory, the Prudents approached Kraut to say that they would finally consider selling him.“I’m fortunate enough to be very good friends with the Prudents [who previously owned the horse],” said Kraut. “Everyone in the world has asked to buy him, including me many years ago. It was a great horse for Adam to have to go to the highest level, which he did and did very well, so when the opportunity presented itself, I was very fortunate to have an owner who was ready to step in and buy him for me. Katie and Henri [Prudent] have the utmost faith in him and think he’s one of the best horses in the world, and so do I. I can’t even believe it; I feel like the luckiest person to have him.”Final Results: $137,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*1. BALOUTINUE: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Balou du Rouet x Landor SLAURA KRAUT (USA), St. Bride’s Farm: 0/0/40.002. BREITLING LS: 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion by Quintero x Accord IIBEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/40.273. ANNA JO: 2009 Oldenburg mare by Acodetto 2 x For PleasurePARIS SELLON (USA), Willow Grace Farm: 0/0/40.954. CHACNA: 2007 Hanoverian mare by Chacco-Blue x Narew XXENRIQUE GONZALEZ (MEX), Enrique Gonzalez: 0/0/41.055. VERDINI D’HOUTVELD Z: 2011 KWPN gelding by VDL Groep Verdi TN x Caretino 2SHARN WORDLEY (NZL), Lauren Balcomb: 0/0/41.906. DSARIE: 2008 KWPN mare by Veron x AhornBEAT MÄNDLI (SUI), Grand Road Partners LLC: 0/0/42.537. JACK VAN’T KATTENHEYE: 2009 Belgian Warmblood by Diabeau x Canadian RiverERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Lindemann Barnett Sporthorses: 0/4/39.028. EASY GIRL: 2011 Oldenburg mare by Conthargos x NintenderRODRIGO LAMBRE (BRA), Mario Onate: 0/4/43.539. DARRY LOU: 2008 KWPN stallion by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Nabab de ReveNAYEL NASSAR (EGY), Evergate Stables, LLC: 0/4/44.2410. SKARA GLEN’S CHANCELLORESS: 2009 KWPN mare by Chacco Blue x Balou du RouetPAUL O’SHEA (IRL), Skara Glen Stables: 0/4/51.14 Tags: Erynn Ballard, Laura Kraut, show jumping, Baloutinue, Jack Van’t Kattenheye, $137000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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