LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Frenchman Nic Sestaret says he hopes to end his playing career days in Exeter after he became the latest Chiefs player to pledge his future to the Aviva Premiership club. The 28-year-old has along with fellow backs Matt Jess and Phil Dollman penned a new two-year contract with the Devon club, who are wasting little time in tying down the futures of many of their current first team squad.The trio’s decision to remain part of the Chiefs set-up means that 16 of the current first team group have now sealed new terms, whilst there are others still in discussion with the club about extending their own stays. For Exeter head coach Rob Baxter the decision by so many of his players to commit to the cause is clearly music to his ears, particularly as he looks to ready them all for a crucial stage of their debut season in the English top flight.“With all three of them what’s pleasing is they’re improving with exposure to Premiership rugby, which is what we hoped for from our players at the start of the season,” said Baxter.“More recently you’ve started to see Jessy come through. He’s taken a bit longer than Nic and Phil to settle in, but now he’s starting to come through. Nic is what Nic is – he is 100 per cent in everything he does, be it playing or training. He adds great energy to every side he plays in and has a fantastic attitude. It’s fantastic that they want to stay with us. We can keep working on them now for a period of time and our aim is obviously to make them as good players as we can.”All three were key figures in Exeter’s rise out of the Championship last season and they have continued to blossom another rung up the league ladder.Dollman and Sestaret have made 15 and 13 starts respectively, whilst Jess has started just seven games. The latter, however, has scored four tries this season, two of which came in the club’s recent Amlin Challenge Cup defeat at Montpellier. Baxter admits it has taken the former Pirates, Newport-Gwent Dragons and Launceston winger a little longer to adjust to Premiership life, but in recent weeks the form of Jess has been mightily impressive.“At the start of the Premiership season we weren’t picking Jessy as much because the other guys we were picking were doing well,” said Baxter. “He had to wait a bit longer for some opportunities so he didn’t really get that same exposure to the Premiership as the others. Now he’s had those game minutes we can see his performances are accelerating.“Jessy’s physical attributes are very good, so if the speed of his decision-making catches up with his physical attributes he could be a very good player. That’s what he’s having to learn.”Sestaret, meanwhile, is in his third season with the Chiefs following his move from Plymouth Albion and readily admits he loves life with the Chiefs.“I always wanted to stay here and maybe end my career here,” he said. “I need good fitness training to be good on the pitch and that’s what I’ve got here. I’m very happy with that, the coaches and all the staff. I’ve got a family now and I quite like England too. This is my sixth year (in England), so it will be eight years by the end of this contract – I’ll almost be an Englishman!” Never one to hide his emotions on the field, Sestaret believes the Chiefs are on the rise and can make big strides in the years to come.“I think something big is coming to Exeter,” he said. “I really believe the club is going to do something good and I want to be part of it. That’s why I signed so quickly. My first choice was to stay here and, as long as they want me, I would like to stay here and finish my career here.”
Week three of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival continued on Friday, January 29, and Christoph Koschel (GER) took the day’s lead in the FEI Grand Prix CDI4* for freestyle, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association piloting Eaton Unitechno. AGDF 3 continues through Sunday, January 31, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at GlobalDressageFestival.com.Koschel and Eaton Unitechno, a 2009 KWPN gelding by Wynton owned by Unitechno, Inc., rode to a score of 70.065%, the only combination in the day’s class to earn above a 70%.“He felt a bit spicy today,” began Koschel. “The horse is really expressive, but he can do better in the canter tour, so this is definitely something we want to improve. He has competed well lately, but the atmosphere is a little chilly tonight, and he knows this arena, but he was still a little nervous. For a start to this season, I was pretty happy with it.”Koschel, who is the coach of the Japanese dressage team, took over the ride from one of his team riders and expressed his gratitude for the talented mount. He explained, “He’s been in my stable for a while because he belongs to one of my Japanese team riders. He gave me the ride on this horse, and the horse was a little hot, so he thought it would be good if I took over. It was really kind of him, and his sponsor was very kind to let me ride the horse, so I am thankful for that. I am lucky that I can keep competing him!”Koschel’s winter plan is to give the gelding more time in the competition arena before taking him back to Europe for the summer. “We want to get as much experience together as we can get,” he continued, “and I am looking forward to my first freestyle with him on Sunday. When he feels good, I want to keep competing and see where we end up. We can do better with more suppleness and less tension, but that will come.”Canada’s Lindsay Kellock captured second place in the Grand Prix CDI4* for Freestyle, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association with a 68.739% riding Sebastien, Lindsay Kellock and Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC’s 2006 Rhinelander gelding by Sandro Hit. Third place was awarded to Michael Klimke (GER) aboard Harmony’s Diablo, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Desparados owned by Harmony Sporthorses. They received a score of 65.435%.Earlier in the day, Jodie Kelly-Baxley (USA) and her own 2011 KWPN gelding Grayton Beach (by Negro) rose to the occasion in the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI1*, presented by Adequan®, earning a 73.676%. Second place went to Germany’s Frederic Wandres aboard Harrods 3, Hof Kasselmann’s 2013 Hanoverian gelding by Hochadel, with a score of 72.529%. Third place went to the USA’s Steffen Peters and Boreas FRF, a 2012 Oldenburg stallion by Bordeaux owned by Five Rings Farm, finishing on a 71.735%.In the FEI Intermediare-I CDI3* presented by Adequan®, Cesar Parra (USA) and Mr. Bumblebee, a 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding by Sting owned by Equiventure LLC., and John and Karen Blank, earned their second victory of the week with a 71.441%. The second-place score was a 67.677%, awarded to Australian Sally Lofting riding Quinlan CF, a 2009 Oldenburg stallion by Quarterback owned by Janet Rubio. Michael Klimke (GER) and Harmony’s Astro followed in third place with a 67.353%. Harmony’s Astro is a 2013 Hanoverian gelding by Astrix owned by Harmony Sporthorses.The FEI Grand Prix CDI3* for Freestyle, presented by Horseware Ireland welcomed the win for Frederic Wandres (GER) and Rebroff 6, Hof Kasselmann’s 2009 Rhinelander gelding by Robespierrot. The pair won the class with a 69.761%. Second place in the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* for Freestyle, presented by Horseware Ireland was awarded to the USA’s Jan Ebeling aboard Indeed, Vantage Equestrian Group LI, LLC’s 2008 Danish Warmblood mare by Gorklintgards Indeera, earning a 69.370%. Nora Batchelder (USA) closed out the top three with a 67.065%, riding Sally Seaver’s 2003 American Warmblood mare, W Gangster Girl, by Sieger.Individuals Contest CPEDI3* Competition During AGDF3CPEDI3* competition presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® continued at AGDF on Friday January 29, with steady wins for Beatrice De Lavalette (USA) and Clarc in the FEI Para Individual Championship Grade II CPEDI3*, and Rebecca Hart (USA) and Fortune 500 in the FEI Individual Championship Grade III CPEDI3*, both presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®.It was De Lavalette and the 2007 KWPN gelding by Dreamcatcher’s second day on top of the Grade II leaderboard, and the 23-year-old was pleased with her horse’s performance and score of 72.549%. She said, “He was more in front of the leg today, and I was trying to go in there and wake him up after the extended walk, because yesterday that wasn’t a strength. I was happy with it overall though!”The pair have only been together for two-and-a-half months, but De Lavalette and the gelding are already meshing well. “My goal for the rest of the season is to score over 70%. Tokyo is also a big goal, but at the end of the day, we will trust the selection committee with making the right decision for the Team.”Second place in the FEI Para Individual Championship Grade II CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® went to Alanna Flax-Clark (USA) and her own 2004 NRPS gelding El Paso by Elegant, with a score of 66.919%. Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) earned third with a 56.313% aboard Comte de Baccara C, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, owned by Oakleaf and Tammi Nowicki.Hart, who finished second in yesterday’s Team Test, came into the day’s ride with a new game plan that earned her a 72.941%. She said, “We read all of the judges’ comments from yesterday and really took those to heart. We worked on the connection, the outline, and the harmony in the test, so it was nice to get that feedback and deliver.”Hart and the 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz 2, owned by Rowan O’Riley, have been working on perfecting the basics. She explained, “We’ve been working hard on the little things during COVID, getting his walk to be clearer and more through and focusing on those simple things that add up to bigger things.”The FEI Para Individual Championship Grade III CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® saw second place go to the USA’s Charlotte Merle-Smith and Guta, a 2011 KWPN mare by Vivaldi, with a 71.323%. The third-place position was rounded out by Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Lee Garrod’s Sandrino, a 2012 Westfalian gelding by Spirit of Westfalia, with a 69.265%.First place in the FEI Para Individual Championship Grade I CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® went to Roxanne Trunnell (USA) and Karen Flint’s Dolton, a 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Danone I, with a 79.345%. Second place honored Sydney Collier (USA) and All In One, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Abanos owned by Going for Gold LLC and Katie Robicheaux, who earned a 73.155%. Third place went to Deborah Stanitski (USA) and her own 2006 Danish Warmblood mare by de Noir, Skovlunds de Nice, with a 68.512%.Kate Shoemaker was once again the winner of Grade IV, this time in the FEI Para Individual Championship Grade IV CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®. Shoemaker piloted Solitaer 40, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit) owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker, to a score of 73.252%. Shoemaker also earned another win in the FEI Para Novice Test B Grade IV CPEDI1* with Barneby 29, a 2011 Hanoverian gelding by Benetton Dream FRH, owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker, earning a 72.857%.The FEI Para Individual Championship Grade V CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® welcomed Cayla Van Der Walt (RSA) as the winner, earning a blue riding Daturo II, a 2006 gelding by Mirlito XI owned by Van Der Walt and Christine Heathman, with a 68.611%. Second place went to Cynthia Screnci (USA) and Eragon VF, a 2009 KWPN gelding by Don Romantic owned by Cynthia Screnci and Volado Farms, with a 63.968%. Third place went to Katie Jackson (USA) and Scrabble, her own 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, with a 62.183%.Competition at AGDF 3 will continue tomorrow with a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediare A CDI3*, and the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* presented by ProElite, before the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm, beginning at 1:10 PM. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix CDI4* for Freestyle, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association:1. Christoph Koschel (GER) on Eaton Unitechno, Unitechno, Inc.’s 2009 KWPN gelding by Wynton: 68.043, 71.630, 70.435, 71.739, 68.478; 70.065%2. Lindsay Kellock (CAN) on Sebastien, Lindsay Kellock and Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC.’s 2006 Rhinelander gelding by Sandro Hit: 67.283, 69.457, 68.804, 70.109, 68.043; 68.7393. Michael Klimke (GER) on Harmony’s Diablo, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2010 Hannoverian gelding by Desparados: 64.891, 64.674, 66.196, 65.978, 65.435; 65.435%4. Güenter Seidel (USA) on Equirelle, Leatherdale Farms and Louise Leatherdale’s 2009 KWPN mare by Florett AS: 63.478, 62.717, 63.478, 63.478, 63.804; 63.391%5. Ivo Juhrend (NED) on Cover Girl, Jaron Verheij’s 2007 KWPN mare by Johnson TN: 62.174, 65.000, 62.935, 61.739, 61.739; 62.717%6. Jaron Verheij (NED) on Dutch D-Day, his own KWPN gelding by Johnson TN: 62.717, 64.239, 64.348, 63.261, 57.609; 62.435%7. Joanne Vaughn (GEO) on Al Martino 10, Joanne Vaughn’s 2004 Holsteiner gelding by Almoretto: 59.348, 64.783, 62.174, 59.130, 61.304; 61.348% Tags: Lindsay Kellock, AGDF, Sebastien, FEI Grand Prix CDI4* for Freestyle, Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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Untreated sewage is being pumped into the environment of eight areas across Donegal, the Environmental Protection Agency warns.Deficiences in waste water treatment infrastructure is causing the release of untreated water into coastal waters and rivers of 21 Irish towns and cities and 36 smaller towns and villages every day.The latest Urban Waste Water Treatment report found that raw sewage is flowing from the following eight Donegal areas: BurtonportCoolatee Housing SchemeFalcarraghKerrykeelKilcarMovilleRameltonRathmullanWhile plans are in place to add treatment sytems in all affected areas, it will be two-to-five years before the county’s infrastructure is fully adequate.The EPA said the pace at which Irish Water is fixing the legacy of deficiencies in Ireland’s waste water treatment infrastructure is too slow.Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said: “Inadequately treated waste water can pollute our environment and is a risk to people’s health. We are seeing repeated delays in providing treatment for many areas and it is not acceptable that 13 towns and villages will still have no waste water treatment by the end of 2021. Irish Water must speed up its delivery of key infrastructure.” Raw sewage spilling from eight areas of Donegal was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
They are calling it the Adarsh Part II. Subhash Chopra, a Delhi Congress leader, is in trouble over his grandiose renovation of the National Sports Club of India near Haji Ali in Mumbai. Chopra has created as many as 17 AC banquet halls. The clearances for the project came from none other than those who cleared the Adarsh Society file: P.V. Deshmukh, deputy secretary, urban development department; Mumbai municipal commissioner Jairaj Pathak; and former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh. A PIL in the Mumbai High Court pegs the scam at a little over Rs 200 crore.
The WWE Money in the Bank 2012 results are one night removed and that brought some new twists and turns on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. Both of the MITB winners appeared on the latest show, but did either cash in their briefcase to win the championship belts?Earlier on Tuesday, MITB results news indicated that John Cena had a huge announcement for tonight’s episode of Raw. Some were speculating he might cash in tonight, while others pointed to either SummerSlam PPV, or next week’s episode of Raw. That also just so happens to be the 1000th episode of the show which has plenty of star power including The Rock, Brock Lesnar, and D-Generation X all appearing live for the three-hour show.According to the Raw Results reported by Wrestling Inc, Ziggler was the first of the two Money in the Bank briefcase winners to appear on Raw. He came out dressed in a suit along with his manager Vickie Guerrero, and cut a promo in the ring about how he will be cashing in on Sheamus soon enough, and become the best champion ever. Chris Jericho interrupted all the talk, which prompted Ziggler to begin cutting him down, saying Jericho hasn’t won an important match for months. All of the trash talk ended up bad for Dolph, as he got hit by a Codebreaker, and left down in the ring by Jericho. Looks like the start of an interesting feud here, with Jericho turning face.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus to slap in immediate bid for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are pushing Arsenal to cough up Aaron Ramsey this month.Off contract in June, Ramsey has already settled pre-contract terms with Juve, according to Italian media sources. However, Juve chief Fabio Paratici wants to bring the deal forward and sign the Welshman immediately.Corriere dello Sport says Juve intend to offer €5m to Arsenal to convince them to sell.But Gunners manager Unai Emery could prove an obstacle as he doesn’t want to lose Ramsey until the end of the season.“I want him in the present with us,” said Emery on Thursday.“At the end of the season is the moment he can go to one team or another team.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich defender Timm Klose: Booze and smoking almost blew careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City defender Timm Klose admits he almost blew his chance of a pro career due to his lifestyle as a teenager.Klose says moving to Germany transformed his life.He recalled to his club’s TV channel: “When I was 13 I still didn’t know what I would do in my life and even though I came from a very healthy family, I encountered several problems. “I had many older friends who drank and smoked and I, despite being a bad idea, decided to follow them. I clearly dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and in those years I played in the Basel youth teams, but I also spent most of my time between alcohol and smoking. “I lived a parallel reality, I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. One night I almost had a heart attack lying on a bench in a park near the lake. I don’t remember where I was exactly. The next morning alone and it was a shock, only later, when I reached the age of 16, did I meet my wife and move to Nuremberg to find support of a mental coach that I still hear from today.”
Trevon GrimesOhio State is the football program five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes should commit to, according to his Twitter followers. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has a final six of: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. The No. 5 WR in the 2017 class took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to ask his followers which of the schools he should commit to. The results:— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016 pt 2— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016Grimes, the No. 29 player in the class, will be committing in August. Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lane Merrifield and Vincenzo Guzzo will join the Dragons’ Den lineup for Season 13, premiering fall 2018 on CBC.Merrifield and Guzzo bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the show with firsthand experience establishing and growing multi-million dollar businesses. These two new Dragon investors will join Arlene Dickinson, Jim Treliving, Michele Romanow and Manjit Minhas, as financier Michael Wekerle and fashion icon Joe Mimran depart the series. Wekerle is leaving to focus on the re-opening of Toronto’s iconic live music venue, the El Mocambo, while Mimran will continue to devote his time to Gibraltar Ventures and its invested companies and will also be working on two large-scale projects, one for a large U.S. public company food retailer and the second initiative in the U.S. and Canada that has yet to be announced.“I am happy to welcome two very impressive new Dragons to the team this season,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of Unscripted Content at CBC. “With their extensive experience launching innovative and game-changing businesses, Lane and Vincenzo will bring fresh vision and energy to the Den. We thank Michael and Joe for their commitment to the series and developing Canadian entrepreneurs over the past several years. They will always be a part of the Dragons’ Den family, and we wish them continued success with their new ventures.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Cinemas Guzzo head Vincenzo Guzzo, left, and tech entrepreneur Lane Merrifield are joining CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den for its upcoming 13th season this fall. (CBC) Twitter
When Linda Tock heard her 5-year-old telling her he was going to be sick, she moved quickly. She sprinted for a trash can, ready to run upstairs to help her son, with her husband, Simon, close behind her. Then it happened: a rain of vomit from the balcony above. “I put the trash can over my head,” Tock recalls. “We just got showered.” Puke splashed onto every surface — and even into her unlucky husband’s open mouth. The Tocks’ experience has been shared by parents around the world. Sometimes, kids seem to vomit at the drop of a hat, causing parental panic. But when is it just a messy inconvenience and when do you need to get the doctor involved? And why do kids throw up so much, anyway? The mechanism of vomiting, or emesis, is the same in kids and adults. It can be stimulated by a variety of things, from a virus irritating the stomach lining, to disgust or surprise, to the motion of a car or a boat. But in kids it can be a hair-trigger reaction.When the brain experiences stomach-upsetting stimuli, nerve fibers, also called afferents, send signals to the body to expel what’s in the stomach. The body then pulls off the physical equivalent of a perfectly timed set of dance moves. After a deep breath, the glottis, the opening between the vocal folds, shuts. The larynx and upper palate rise up to make room for what’s about to occur. Then, the diaphragm pushes down forcefully. The negative pressure it creates inside the body opens up the esophagus, where food goes into the body. At the same time, the abdominal walls squeeze the stomach. Voila! It’s time to barf. Kids receive the same vomit-worthy signals and their bodies perform the same carefully coordinated set of preparatory motions as adults. So why do they hurl so much more? You might think that children’s sensitive immune systems make them more prone to stomach bugs, and that’s true. But there’s more to it: Their bodies send, and listen to, afferent signals for all kinds of other physical problems. As a result, children may vomit in response to things that wouldn’t make an adult blink: a stubbed toe, for example, or a fever. “Anything that makes a child sick can make them vomit,” says pediatric gastroenterologist Katja Kovacic. “There are numerous, numerous causes.” Though gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu, is the most common cause of vomiting in children, vomiting doesn’t always point to the stomach flu. If a child vomits, the best thing to do is help them get comfortable and keep an eye on their fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Sounds simple, but when should you go to the doctor? Troubling signs include lethargy, severe stomach tenderness, a distended stomach, or severe pain of any kind, says Kovacic. Rapid-fire vomiting or vomiting that doesn’t clear up after a day or so is also cause for concern: Both can lead to severe dehydration. For Boston-area pediatrician Daniel Summers, red flags can often be found in the vomit itself. Parents who find “something other than the stomach contents you’d expect to find,” he says, should seek medical attention immediately. Watch out for blood, dark green bile, or even fecal matter, which can get into vomit from an obstructed bowel. Even if it’s a stomach bug that’s likely to pass quickly, a pediatrician can help by prescribing anti-emetic drugs like ondansetron (Zofran), which was originally developed to quell vomiting in chemotherapy patients. Putting a halt to the barf cycle can prevent dehydration and help keep a child out of the hospital, says Summers, not to mention making them more comfortable. If your child is taking an anti-emetic drug, he warns, it’s still important to go slowly when it comes to diet, eating small amounts and starting with bland foods, just in case the causes of the vomiting outlast the anti-vomiting prescription. Hydration is key, too. Parents should avoid sugary beverages in favor of ones that have electrolytes, like Pedialyte or lower-sugar sports drinks. If your child stops urinating or cries without tears, he or she could be seriously dehydrated and it’s time to seek emergency attention. In some cases, vomiting is a sign of something more serious, like cyclic vomiting syndrome. Watch out if your kid experiences repeated episodes of vomiting that last for hours or even days. “It’s a tough disorder,” says Kovacic, who studies the condition. It’s not clear what causes cyclic vomiting, but once a pattern is identified, patients can be treated with anti-migraine drugs. The condition is linked to migraines and can evolve into migraines in older patients. Above all, say both physicians, it’s important for parents to trust their instincts if they think their kid’s vomiting is more than just a stomach bug. “I usually say Mom is always right,” says Kovacic. “If a parent has a hunch that something is wrong with their child, we have to go along with that sense.” Erin Blakemore is a science writer based in Boulder, Colo. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.