Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 DEC 2014 Tim Ferguson Home Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld Previous ArticleXiaomi faces ban in India over patent infringementNext ArticleGSMA re-elects Baksaas as chair Tags Related Austria sets date for delayed 5G auction Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more After a number of delays, the Austrian spectrum auction held in 2013 has finally been ruled valid by the country’s highest court, according to Reuters.The ruling, which cannot be appealed, brings to an end the process started by the Austrian business units of Hutchison Whampoa and Deutsche Telekom which appealed against the results of the auction in November last year.The auction netted the government around €2 billion, and was Europe’s most expensive 4G auction on a per capita basis at the time.The main issue the operators had with the auction was they felt it had been designed to maximise financial returns for the government at the expense of competition in the mobile market.The operators particularly objected to a condition that allowed individual bidders to acquire up to 50 per cent of the available spectrum, with the risk that one of the three bidders could end up with nothing.Although the country’s regulator said it would not have allowed this to happen, the complainants said the fear of losing out altogether drove bidders to ever-higher prices.Another gripe was that no bidder was allowed to know what the others were putting on the table. While this prevented collusion, it was seen by the two operators as another way to ramp up prices.However, Hutchison withdrew its appeal in June, after the Austrian government said it would invest €1 billion of the auction proceeds to improve broadband infrastructure in the country. The government has yet to spell out what its plan will involve.If the court had decided to uphold the complaint, the auction would have been rerun, delaying the availability of higher-speed mobile services in Austria.It would also have impacted the government’s investment pledge for improving access to high-speed internet services in the country.Telekom Austria paid most in the auction (€1.03 billion for 14 spectrum blocks), followed by T-Mobile (nine blocks for €654 million). Hutchison paid €330 million for five blocks but did not win any spectrum in the most attractive 800 MHz band. A1, Nokia eye lead in Austria private network era auctionAustriaDeutshe TelekomHutchison WhampoaRegulatoryTelekom Austria Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale Authorlast_img read more

Microsoft puts Xbox on iPhone

first_img Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Home Microsoft puts Xbox on iPhone KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Microsoft today (20 April) began inviting iPhone and iPad users to beta test Xbox Cloud Gaming on their devices, a move which could prove a key boost for a service tipped as a premiere 5G use case.Alongside Windows 10 PC users, the software giant is providing users of Apple devices with web-based access to a catalogue of more than 50 tailored Xbox titles. Microsoft has developed customised controls alongside Bluetooth and USB options.Gamers will be able to access games though Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.Cloud gaming is expected to be a key 5G service: the next-generation network technology opens new creative possibilities for developers because they will no longer have to synchronise games on the individual phones of each player, instead using the cloud to perform calculations once.In a recent blog, Ericsson estimated there are 209 million mobile gamers in the US alone, implying more than half the people in the country play games on their phones at least occasionally.The vendor has a vested interest in mobile gaming because it will employ 5G networks and edge computing.Carlos Bravo, director of Cloud Strategy Execution, explained edge servers “can be dimensioned in a better, more efficient way, generating a synchronised gaming experience in the cloud”.“You won’t feel any lag as you’re moving around, which is critical for a good gaming experience, and you won’t have to be hooked into a Wi-Fi network.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AppleEricssonMicrosoft Tags Freelance tech journalist Martha DeGrasse is delighted to be contributing to Mobile World Live. Martha has written for a number of telecom and wireless publications, and was a writer, editor and video producer at RCR Wireless News for almost seven… Read more Author Previous ArticleRootMetrics flags Verizon 5G challengesNext ArticleSmartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 20 APR 2021 Martha DeGrasse Relatedlast_img read more

No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records

first_imgWASHINGTON – Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry.This year’s volatile election is bursting with money, setting fundraising and spending records in a high-stakes struggle for control of Congress amid looser but still fuzzy campaign finance rules.Based on the latest financial reports, House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, well ahead of the pace for contests in 2008, 2006 and 2004.Races for governor in 37 states — more than half of those for open seats — are also setting fundraising records. Billionaire Republican Meg Whitman leads the way, pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.“We may be on track for the most expensive cycle ever, even more than ’08, which is really hard to believe,” said Michael Toner, a campaign finance lawyer at Bryan Cave and a former Federal Election Commission chairman.Bitter intraparty fights, up to 100 competitive House races, a large number of open seats and early partisan attacks have created a growing demand for cash. The national parties are competing for dollars with outside groups and their often-anonymous contributors. And while Democrats have an advantage at the national party level, Republican-leaning groups seem to have more than filled the void.The money has been flowing into political battlegrounds since early this year, from a special Senate election in Massachusetts to a Democratic primary fight for a Senate seat in Arkansas, from the race for Florida governor to the gubernatorial and Senate contests in California. The spending will now shift to the general election.Millions of dollars are pouring into campaigns that have been dominated by discussions about the government’s fiscal prudence. There’s no such thing as restraint when it comes to getting elected.Factors affecting the role of money:COURT DECISIONS:The Supreme Court earlier this year freed corporations and unions to spend their money on ads targeting candidates for president and Congress. A subsequent lower court ruling said individuals are also free to spend unlimited amounts on independent election ads.So far, however, corporations have generally avoided overt politicking.“The whole notion of ‘Vote against Snodgrass by Gillette shaving cream’ — it’s just not going to happen,” said Kenneth Goldstein, a University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist who specializes in political media.Instead, corporations are funneling their money to trade associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or other groups that can air election ads, often without having to disclose their donors.The desire for anonymity may have gotten an extra push when Target Corp. faced a backlash for its $150,000 donation to a Minnesota political group that was running ads in support of conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.“What we will see is corporations not wanting to anger their shareholders, not wanting to anger their retail customer by getting involved in partisan elections,” said Paul Ryan, a senior lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center. “Instead they will employ strategies to obscure the fact, or hide completely the fact that they are dumping money into politics by routing their money through groups like the Chamber of Commerce.”The Chamber plans to spend $70 million in elections this year. It has already devoted more than $5 million to advertising campaigns helping Republicans in Senate races in Massachusetts, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and New Hampshire, and for Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.Last week, an anti-abortion group aired among the first ads to specifically call for the defeat of candidates. The radio ads were broadcast in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania and targeted three Democratic House incumbents.The Federal Election Commission has yet to write rules on how to apply the Supreme Court’s ruling. Democrats in Congress have tried to pass legislation that would require groups that run ads to reveal their donors. The legislation has stalled in the Senate, but strategists in both parties and campaign finance lawyers say the effort may have given some potential corporate donors second thoughts.Still, Larry Noble, former general counsel at the FEC and a lawyer at Skadden Arps, said more corporations are seeking advice on how and when to donate.“My guess is we’re going to see more corporate money spent on elections,” he said. “If it’s successful and you don’t see a lot of real pushback, then in 2012 you’ll see even more of it. So this is a test election.”OUTSIDE GROUPS:Since 2000, Republicans had relied on President George W. Bush’s prodigious fundraising to keep the party well supplied with money. Now, however, the GOP lags behind the Democratic Party. That has created a web of outside groups, a shadow party of sorts weighing in with millions of dollars to help Republican candidates.Among the most prominent is American Crossroads and its allied groups. It was created under the direction of former Bush political strategist Karl Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie. The operation is run out of offices two blocks from the White House.“We wanted to create a group that was monolithically focused on helping get Republicans elected,” said Steve Law, the president and CEO of American Crossroads and a former U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawyer.Politicians often point to their small-dollar donations as evidence of broad appeal. But American Crossroads and its affiliates are relying on large corporate and individual donors, the fastest and most efficient way to build their budgets. Law said he has seen some increase in small-dollar giving to his groups, but added, “We haven’t spent a lot of time cultivating that.”While American Crossroads and groups like it represent the mainstream of the Republican Party, the Tea Party Express is the party’s occasional ally but more regularly a thorn in its side. Its Our Country Deserves Better PAC spent nearly $600,000 to help Republican Joe Miller defeat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska primary. Murkowski had the GOP’s backing.The PAC also helped tea party favorites Sharron Angle in Nevada over GOP establishment-supported Senate candidates and is now backing conservative Christine O’Donnell in a Senate primary in Delaware over party-backed Rep. Mike Castle.THE PARTIES:The Democratic National Committee and its Senate and House party affiliates have the advantage over their GOP counterparts in fundraising and cash on hand. That puts an additional burden on outside Republican groups such as American Crossroads.Republicans can also look to another quarter for help. The Republican Governors Association, which can raise unlimited sums from corporations, has outraised its Democratic rival and is prepared to spend $65 million by Election Day, compared with $50 million for the Democrats.While the governors’ group cannot use the money to help federal candidates, its get-out-the-vote efforts will inevitably help all Republicans on the ballot. With the mood running against Democrats, that can’t hurt. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

PhD Scholarship in Strategic Management at CBS, Denmark

first_img Danish Government Scholarship for MSc in Engineering ← Anglo-American University: Two Graduate Degrees, MA & MBA, for One Special Scholarship Price University Startup World Cup 2019 Filmmaking Grants 2018 → April 10, 2018 Published by Ivona Tweet 2020 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships Pocket Deadline: 1 May 2018Open to: international applicantsScholarship: includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants, plus a salaryDescriptionThis scholarship can be for a project in any area of strategic management, but some topics of particular interest include:Data-driven business models and growth;Network strategy;Strategic contracting;Strategic human capital;Applications will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed project, as well as the quality of the candidate. Only project proposals that clearly fall in the area of strategic management will be considered.The Department of Strategic Management (SMG) employs an international group of 14 full-time faculty members, as well as part-time faculty, postdocs, PhD students, and adjunct faculty. The department expects to grow significantly in the near future. The core research and teaching area of the Department is strategic and international management. This includes themes like the creation and implementation of global strategies, offshoring and internationalization of firms, the role of individuals and teams in knowledge-based competitive advantage, social networks, strategic entrepreneurship, and the impact of informal and formal structures on firm performance and innovation. SMG’s stated aim is to continue to be among the leading departments in strategic and international management in Europe.The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economic and Management.The PhD program is highly international and you are expected to participate in international research conferences.EligibilityTo be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). This requirement includes the minimum grade of a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale or 9 on the 13-point scale for the entire program (i.e. for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s studies), and at least the grade of 10 for any final thesis or examination project. The applicants must be fluent in English.ScholarshipsA PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years. The scholarship includes a fully salaried position, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23,770 (approx. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28,964 (approx. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.How to Apply?In order to apply fill the application form. A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan;Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level;Brief curriculum vitae (CV);A list of papers and publications;One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis);Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged.For more information please visit the official website. Reddit +1 PhD Scholarship in Strategic Management at CBS, Denmark Share 0 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0last_img read more

In midst of sleepy primary season, HCDO endorses Hillary Clinton

first_img In midst of sleepy primary season, HCDO endorses Hillary Clinton Comments are closed. BayonneJersey CityNorth Bergen/GuttenbergSecaucusUnion CityWest HudsonWest New York Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSbernie sandersdiane colemanfrank schillariHCDOhillary clintonnick saccosteven fuloptom degise SHARE Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say By John Heinis – April 5, 2016 6:36 am 1 Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 8, 2016 4:20 pm at 4:20 pmcenter_img While the June 7 primary election looks awfully uneventful in Hudson County, the Hudson County Democratic Organization decided that the filing deadline was the right time to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. [fve][/fve]The Hudson County delegates for the Clinton campaign are Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Joyce Watterman and former Assemblywoman Joan Quigley.As is often the case, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise kicked off the press conference by noting that New Jersey will likely play an active role in this election cycle, given the fact that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) continues to give Clinton competition.Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) said he is also looking forward to see New Jersey function as more than “just an ATM machine” in a presidential race, later telling Hudson County View Sanders’ policies just aren’t realistic enough.Furthermore, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said that he expects New Jersey’s Democratic voter turnout in November to be led by Hudson County.After taking a shot at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said “it’s time for a woman to be president.”Locally, the party is supporting Frank Schillari for his third term as sheriff and Jersey City Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman as county register.The HCDO also endorsed three sitting Congressmen in Albio Sires (D-8), Bill Pascrell (D-9) and Donald Payne, Jr. In the primary, Coleman will be challenged by Esmeralda Trinidad and Moses Salem, while Schillari squares off with Juan Espinal and Andrea Espinal (no relation). Hillary is an embarrassment to this country. Hillary’s accomplishments and scandals: Travelgate (firing people w/o cause), Looting White House (she was forced to return items), Filegate (obtaining files on people for questionable use), Whitewater (in bank fraud), Benghazi, email scandal, Panama Papers, Chinagate (allowing for Technol to China), Pardongate, Uranium One (clearing the sale of U.S. Uranium rights to Russia), Clinton Foundation (donations from questionable sources and income is used for what? Travel and speeches?), Emails & Server (misuse/illegal), lying – taking credit for $15 min. wage. By supporting her you condone and approve this behavior. Do you also engage in such actions, therefore see no problem with it? Is this typical behavior and ethics of elected officials? You should be denouncing her, not supporting her. Are you impressed how she evades being prosecuted and her manipulation? If she is the best the democratic party has to offer then the democratic party should be dissolved. Facebook Twitter Crime 1 COMMENT Helga Trocha Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Previous articlePolice: Jersey City man, Bayonne woman arrested in Bayonne for heroinNext articleLETTER: Bayonne has shown a lack of concern for animal welfare, resident says John Heinis Bayonne last_img read more

Bechtolsheimer Leads Brits at Olympia

first_img SIGN UP Laura Bechtolsheimer led the cavalry-charge, as British riders sensationally claimed the top four places in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2011/2012 qualifier at Olympia in London, Great Britain tonight.  Riding Mistral Hojris, the horse with which she claimed three silver medals at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky, USA last year, the 26 year old rider scored 83.975 to pip fellow-countrywoman Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, while 2011 European silver medallist, Carl Hester, slotted into third with Uthopia.  And, rounding up the host-nation whitewash, Richard Davison steered Hiscox Artemis into fourth.“I’m thrilled”, said Bechtolsheimer, “we won the Grand Prix here last year, but we have never won the Freestyle, and this is such a special show – the home crowd are great.  It means everything to have won this competition!” she added.ON THE CARDSA strong British result always looked on the cards following yesterday’s Grand Prix in which Dujardin and Valegro headed another British rout.  On that occasion, Bethtolsheimer and her 16 year old chestnut had to accept second-best as the young lady who swept to centre-stage of international Dressage at this summer’s FEI European Championships was the only one of the 20 starters to break the 80% barrier when scoring 81.40 with her super-talented nine-year-old.  Hester again finished third ahead of Davison, while Germany’s Nadine Capellmann and Elvis VA were the first of the visitors in the line-up when finishing fifth.  They slotted into the same spot again tonight.As the competition reached the half-way stage this evening, it was Cathrine Rasmussen and Fernandez who were out in front with a score of 73.975, ahead of Norwegian team-mates Lillann Jebsen and Pro-Set.  But there was even a British connection here, as Rasmussen’s 11 year old gelding was formerly ridden by Dujardin, while Hester used to compete Jebsen’s Dutch warmblood.RE-ENERGISED THE LEADERBOARDWith just six horse-and-rider combinations left to go, Bechtolsheimer completely re-energised the leaderboard when finishing a full 10 marks ahead of Rasmussen’s target after a Freestyle the judges clearly enjoyed. Talking about her ride, Bechtolsheimer said of Mistral Hojris, “he was awesome today, and we had no mistakes.  I’m so happy to have that security with him again”.  Since Kentucky last year she has found it difficult to find similar form, but tonight has changed all that.  “At Aachen and the Europeans (this year), as an individual they weren’t my best performances.  So I wanted to show that Alf (Mistral Hojris) and me aren’t old news, and there’s still more to come!” she pointed out.Dujardin followed her into the ring, and with Valegro showing huge trot extensions and wonderful piaffe she scored 83.700 to slot into second place. “I was very pleased with my test, Valegro was a little bit hotter than yesterday” she pointed out.  “He went in with a bit of tension tonight, and I didn’t make my halt at the beginning and made a mistake in my ‘twos’ and in my ‘ones’, but managed to repeat them” she explained.  But she knows that she and her horse are still only at the early stages of a long learning curve – a fact that makes this partnership all-the-more exciting.  “It’s only my second Kur with Valegro, and for a nine-year-old to go in and do that is incredible!” she added.SMART ROUTINENext to go was Davison, whose 12 year old gelding, Hiscox Artemis, produced a smart routine despite a spook in the same corner of the ring to which he took a dislike at the same venue 12 months ago.  But this is a man with a wealth of experience gleaned throughout his long and illustrious career, and it was clear his mark of 75.050 would keep him well in the frame.  With just two to go, Hester – who like his protege Dujardin made a big impression at the Rotterdam Europeans in August – set off with the 10 year old stallion Uthopia, and the crowd held their breath as he produced lovely passage and piaffe and amazing extended trot for a score of 83.450.  “I think my horse went the best he could today” Hester said.  “When you are starting at the bottom with these horses, then degrees of difficulty have to be improved on – I didn’t think there was much I could improve on tonight” he explained.  And he added “I did want to beat these two (Bechtolsheimer and Dujardin) today, I want to be called their kid brother, not their grandad!” he joked.Capellman was the final competitor, and with her 15 year old chestnut she showed some superb canter-changes to the rhythm of her Elvis-themed musical score for 74.600.  But the night was all about the host-nation contenders, and the extraordinary future of British dressage.  With the 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner, the rising tide of British talent could hardly be coming onstream at a more appropriate moment.  There is a sense of anticipation like never before.IN THE PAST“We have, in the past, had an incredible horse or two, but without back-up that doesn’t make a great team.  Now we have three great combinations, getting great scores and with no weaknesses” Hester pointed out ominously.And Ground Jury President, Great Britain’s Stephen Clarke, agreed.  “This is all a dream come true from a national point of view” he said.  “The riders tonight did a great job, congratulations to all three for such huge scores, it was a fantastic competition.  It was just a half a point here and there.  Laura’s fantastic impulsion and no mistakes, a fantastic job, Charlotte with this elastic-band of a horse, unfortunately she had a couple of small mistakes – and Carl with his super-star that is still up-and-coming – he did a fantastic job with the horse tonight, he looked after him and gave him such a good ride but took less risk than the other two” he explained.THE BEST WE’VE HADThe standard of competition in tonight’s latest leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2011/2012 series was described by FEI Director of Dressage, Trond Asmyr, as “the best we’ve had in any qualifier so far”, and he added that “the three Brits at the top were so close to each other – I’m a judge myself and I wouldn’t be able to split you, it was so good!”And the next leg of the series which has provided tremendous competition so far this season is now only a few short days away.  The fifth round of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ takes place in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday morning, and tonight’s result has boosted Richard Davison’s position on the series leaderboard.  The British veteran is now lying third, behind Sweden’s Patrick Kittel in second spot and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven at the top of the league table.For further information on the fourth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series at London, Olympia (GBR) check out website The next leg takes place in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday 18 December.  For details visit http://www.escon-marketing.deRESULTS1, Mistral Hojris (Laura Bechtolsheimer) GBR 83.975; 2, Valegro (Charlotte Dujardin) GBR 83.700; 3, Uthopia (Carl Hester) GBR 83.450; 4, Hiscox Artemis (Richard Davison) GBR 75.050; 5, Elvis VA (Nadine Capellmann) GER 74.600; 6, Fernandez (Cathrine Rasmussen) NOR 73.975; 7, Divoza Horseworld Ovation (Christa Laarakkers-Larmoyeur) NED 72.950; 8, Pro-Set (Lillann Jebsen) NOR 72.750; 9, Krawall (Jenny Schreven) NED 71.825; 10, Lennox (Cecilia Dorselius) SWE 71.250; 11, Donnerfee (Claudia Fassaert) BEL 71.025; 12, World Performance Washington (Luis Principe) POR 70.750; 13, Karamel de Lauture (Claire Gosselin) FRA 69.125; 14, Le Mont d’Or (Anja Plonzke) GER 69.000; 15, Louis D’Or (Henriette Andersen) GBR 68.475.Full results hereFACTS AND FIGURESBritish riders took the top four places in tonight’s fourth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series at Olympia in London.Three of the top four riders were members of Britain’s gold medal winning team at the FEI European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands last August – Laura Bechtolsheimer, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester.15 horse-and-rider combinations competed – 5 from Great Britain, 2 each from Germany, The Netherlands and Norway, 1 from France, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden.British riders also claimed the top four places in yesterday’s (Tuesday 13 December) preliminary Grand Prix in which the winner, Charlotte Dujardin, produced a personal-best score when the only rider to break the 80% barrier with a mark of 81.40% riding Valegro.The nine-year-old Valegro was the youngest horse in tonight’s Grand Prix Freestyle to Music.The 19 year old bay gelding Karawall, ridden by The Netherlands’ Jenny Schreven, was the oldest.The fifth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series takes place in four days’ time – on Sunday 18 December at Frankfurt, Germany.QUOTESLaura Bechtolsheimer, talking about Mistral Hojris’s unruly behaviour during the prize-giving presentation – “Alf is just one of those horses that hasn’t grown up!  He’s now 16, but still finds certain things pretty terrifying. He loves the competing, but is not quite so fond of winning the prizes!”.Laura Bechtolsheimer, when asked what she did with Mistral Hojris today – “I didn’t really do too much with him this morning.  This evening I worked him in normally and that worked much better.  You can’t tire out that ginger beast!  I trusted him to do his job, and he did”.Charlotte Dujardin – “it has been one of my dreams to come to Olympia – and I won yesterday!  I did my first Grand Prix in January, won gold at the Europeans and won here – it couldn’t go much better!”Charlotte Dujardin talking about her former ride, Fernandez – “I’m so happy for Cathrine, she’s got a partnership with him and did a super Grand Prix yesterday and a really good Kur today.  I’m really happy for her, it’s so nice to see it”.Carl Hester, when asked if he preferred riding or coaching – “I still like winning best!  but it gives me as much pleasure watching Charlotte riding as me riding”. Tags: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email*last_img read more

2018 EC Jumping Youth Bursary Recipients Announced

first_imgEquestrian Canada (EC) has announced the hard-working young athletes who were chosen to receive EC Jumping Youth Bursary funding for 2018.In recognition of the challenges young riders face as they strive to continue their education while competing at high levels of the jumping sport, the Jumping Youth Bursary was developed for athletes between the ages 14-21 who compete in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions. The program is made possible through a generous donation by Mark Samuel, Kevin Sanford and the Sanford family.The following athletes have been awarded $2,000 each through the 2018 Jumping Youth Bursary in recognition of their hard work and dedication:Ashton Wozniak, 17, of Foothills, AB was inspired to take riding lessons at age six after watching horses jump at the renowned equestrian facility, Spruce Meadows. Soon, she would be the one inspiring those around her – not only with impressive results at venues like Thunderbird Show Park, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, and Spruce Meadows itself, but around the barn and in the classroom, as well. Every weekend and during the summer, Wozniak works long hours at the barn to offset the cost of her board. When her long-time mount underwent colic surgery in 2017, she was by the mare’s side every step of the way, from watching the surgery to caring for her recovery day and night. This strong sense of responsibility also shows in Wozniak’s studies, as she firmly believes in the power of education to achieve her goals. Before attending university, Wozniak plans to take a gap year training horses in Ireland. She would then like to pursue a career in architecture as a form of creative expression, as well as a way to support a future FEI show jumping career.Danielle LaFleur, 20, of Ladner, BC has earned a sterling reputation in her community – not only as an accomplished competitor in the hunter, jumper, equitation and dressage rings, but as an incredibly hard worker dedicated to making her dreams come true. Starting at age 10, LaFleur would bike to the barn before school and on weekends to clean stalls. When she moved to a barn an hour away, she didn’t let it derail her equestrian career or academic success; instead, she transferred to an online high school in order to better manage her time, and picked up a job at a movie theatre to pay for gas. After graduating with a grade ‘A’ average, LaFleur took a gap year to train a yearling, who is now poised to compete in the four-year-old young horse division. In order to support that goal, she juggled three jobs and worked up to 16 hours a day. LaFleur aims to continue her equestrian and academic balancing act in 2019 by making her FEI debut while concurrently studying kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.Hannah Rajotte, 15, of Calgary, AB learned at an early age what it means to represent her country on the world stage: as the winner of the 2017 Children’s FEI Classic, she became the sole Canadian representative in Beijing, CHN for the International Finals. There, Rajotte proved to be an excellent ambassador for the maple leaf with her radiant positivity, kindness and respect towards others, and incredible horsemanship. Her winning attitude carries over into her daily routine of training, barn chores, and babysitting to pay for show expenses. She shows grace under pressure not only in the ring, but also in the classroom, where she works diligently to maintain high marks in order to pursue a future career as a veterinarian.Kieley McQuaker, 15, of Schomberg, ON has enjoyed considerable success since she began showing in the jumper division in 2014, including earning a silver medal with the first-ever Children’s Team at the 2017 North American Youth Championships. Her 2018 season started off equally strong, but was unfortunately cut short by knee surgery. During her rehabilitation, McQuaker continued to be involved with show jumping as a dedicated volunteer for young riders, fundraising and donating money earned through barn work back to the cause. Now, McQuaker is ready to get back in the saddle and continue pursuing her dreams of representing Canada on the world stage at the 2019 German Friendship Games. Furthermore, she maintains a high grade point average to support her dream of attending a top veterinary university.Mikayla Brabant, 17, of Chestermere, AB has known that riding would be her primary passion in life since the first time she sat on a horse at the age of four. Her commitment was immediately evident as a young child completing household chores to earn money to put towards her first pony. Brabant cherishes the learning process and invests considerable time in the saddle to work on her seat and technical abilities. Most notably, her development as a show jumper has been accomplished without sacrificing academic success. Brabant has been an honour roll student since seventh grade, and received awards for her performance in science and Spanish in high school. As she heads into Grade 12, Brabant intends to maintain her high grade point average in order to get into university to become an equine veterinarian.Sydney Usipiuk, 17, of Selkirk, MB began her competitive athletic career in hockey and soccer; it wasn’t until 2016 that she shifted her focus to jumping as her primary sport. Despite this relatively late start, Usipiuk’s strong work ethic and mindful goal-setting facilitated a swift climb up the ranks. She spends five hours or more at the barn every day, immersing herself in all aspects of equestrian sport from riding to horse welfare, and seizes every farrier or veterinarian appointment as a learning opportunity. Usipiuk approaches her academic studies with the same vigor and commitment, and her past marks have earned honours with distinction. As Usipiuk approaches her graduation date of June 2019, she plans to travel in pursuit of further equestrian training and experience, and potentially become a veterinarian technician.For additional details regarding the Jumping Youth Bursary Program, click here. Tags: Equestrian Canada, Kieley McQuaker, Sydney Usipiuk, Mikayla Brabant, Hannah Rajotte, Danielle LaFleur, Ashton Wozniak, EC Jumping Youth Bursary, Email* Horse Sport Enews 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Quebec/Nova Scotia Places 5th in Junior Dressage Team Event at NAYC

first_img Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Canadian athletes tackled the first dressage obstacle of the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) presented by Gotham North on July 31, completing the Junior Team Competition at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.Team Quebec/Nova Scotia pushed through the day’s heat and humidity to deliver consistent performances from teammates, Ariel Boesener of Canning, NS, Chloe Vandenplas of Sherrington, QC, Marilie Roy of Outremont, QC, and Lily-Rose Lemaire of Drummondville, QC, to end in fifth place on a total score of 195.424.Roy, 17, boldly led the charge with a fluid test on Sam By Guert (Spielberg x Ferro), an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Nicolas Guertin. Their score of 65.879% put the NAYC rookie combination 16th in the individual standings.“I feel really good about Sam’s performance; he always does the best he can,” said Roy. “He’s still young, he’s always playing, and he had a good time. I had an even better time, so I feel super great about how everything went! Leading up to NAYC, we’ve been hacking a lot, having cardio time cantering, and doing pole work – just having so much fun and not much test riding, which might sound weird, but I wanted him to be in good shape before coming here and healthy in his mental state just as much as his body.”Less than a full percentage point behind Roy was 17-year-old Vadenplas and Bethanne Murphy’s 14-year-old Westphalian gelding, Furst Rubilo (Furst Heinrich x Rubiloh), with 65.121%, which earned the duo 20th place. Lemaire, 15, contributed the final score to count for Team Quebec/Nova Scotia, piloting World Lady (Weltmeyer x Akzent II), a 19-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Lynda Tétreault whom Lemaire also rode at NAYC 2018, to a score of 64.424% for 23rd. Boesener, who recently turned 17, completed the team’s efforts with a score of 63.970% on her 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Winniepuuh (Weltmeyer x Ludendorff).Canada was also represented by Team Ontario, which finished in eighth place after the unfortunate elimination of Amanda Law, 17, of Whitby, ON, and Addiction (Flyinge Amiral x Head of River), Stephanie Jensen’s 20-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding. This left all three scores to count for the remaining members of Junior Team Ontario: 15-year-olds, Anna Swackhammer of Rockwood, ON, and Kiara Williams-Brown, 15, of Navan, ON, and Logan Iwanoff, 18, of Ottawa, ON.Swackhammer deftly stepped up to the challenge with Melissa Sinclair’s Wrazzmatazz (Jazz x Darwin). The 15-year-old and her 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding partner relaxed into their movements with confidence, having been previously part of Junior Team Canada Central, which captured the bronze medal at NAYC 2018.Swackhammer and Wrazzmatazz’s experience resulted in a score of 66.788% for an individual finish of eighth, the highest Canadian placing of the day.“I can’t really complain with how Wrazz went, he never had any spooks, was really calm in the ring and his extended trot felt really good,” said Swackhammer, who has been partnered with the dark bay since March 2018. “I was very excited to be part of Team Ontario this year and it’s good that Wrazz knows this environment. The Individual Test [on Friday] is actually my favourite test, so I’m looking forward to that, and I’m also looking forward to the Freestyle because it’s really fun to do it to music.”Williams-Brown was also part of the 2018 podium effort from Junior Team Canada Central alongside Swackhammer. She shared her lessons learned competing for the maple leaf with a new mount for 2019, Cluseau (Concetto x Calido), Simone Williams’ 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, resulting in a score of 62.424% for 27th place. Iwanoff added a score of 54.788% aboard Linden Ein (Lux x Wendekreis), a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Margaret & Simone Williams, to bring the Team Ontario total to 184.000.A final score of 203.182 secured the Junior team gold medal for US Region 4, while silver belonged to US Region 2, who scored 202.636, and US Region 9 claimed bronze on 199.637.Kathryn Robinson, 15, of Edmonton, AB, also competed in the Junior Team Test as an individual, laying down 65.455% for her first score of the competition riding Forget-Me-Not (Valdez x Ferro), a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Carol Robinson, to 18th place.Dressage Continues and Jumping Begins TomorrowAug. 1 will once again feature the Dressage Team Competition, this time challenged by Canada’s Young Riders. The jumpers will also get their first turn in the ring with the Individual Qualifier for all divisions.For live results from NAYC 2019, click here. More information on NAYC 2019, including the full schedules for dressage and jumping, can be found at 30 Canadian Results – NAYC 2019Dressage Junior Team Competition – Team ResultsPlacing / Team / Score5th / Team Quebec/Nova Scotia / 195.4248th / Team Ontario / 184.00Dressage Junior Team Competition – Individual ResultsPlacing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Score8th / Anna Swackhammer / Wrazzmatazz / Melissa Sinclair / 66.788%16th / Marilie Roy / Sam By Guert / Nicolas Guertin / 65.879%18th / *Kathryn Robinson / Forget-Me-Not / Carol Robinson / 65.455%20th / Chloe Vandenplas / Furst Rubilo / Bethanne Murphy / 65.121%23rd / Lily-Rose Lemaire / World Lady / Lynda Tétreault / 64.424%24th / Ariel Boesener / Winnipuuh / Ariel Boesener / 63.970%27th / Kiara Williams-Brown / Cluseau / Simone Williams / 62.424%*denotes an individual athlete Tags: Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships, NAYC, SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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Research Associate

first_imgDuring the application process, you will need to enter contactinformation for three references who can knowledgeably comment onyour research accomplishments and we will request letters ofrecommendation and additional materials if needed, as the searchprogresses.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected] What We Can OfferSalary is $53,000.00.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Dynamic. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We RequirePh.D. in Social Psychology or a related field with a focus ontranslational experimental research on educationaldisparities.What We Would Like You To HaveExpertise in experimental design and data analysis, includingmixed models with cross random factors.Background in gender stereotyping, self-evaluation,attributional ambiguity, and/or STEM disparities.Evidence of productivity in research and academic writing.Ability to work independently and on a researchteam. Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:Resume/CVCover LetterStatement of Research Philosophy: statement describing researchinterests and accomplishments, including discussion of specificresearch, quantitative, and data analytic skillsWriting Samplecenter_img Job SummaryWe are encouraging applications for a post-doctoral fellow toassist on an NSF-funded project assessing sociocultural factorsthat may create gender differences in how students in STEM fieldsrespond to academic feedback. While the grant primarily focuses ongender differences to feedback, we are also interested in whethersimilar mechanisms occur for members of other underrepresentedgroups such as those based on racial identity. The position willbegin in summer or early fall.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe post-doctoral fellow will work closely with PI Tiffany Ito(Department of Psychology and Neuroscience) and grant co-PrincipalInvestigators Noah Finkelstein and Steven Pollock (both Departmentof Physics). Tiffany Ito runs the Social Neuroscience Lab, aninterdisciplinary social psychology lab focused on issues relatedto stereotyping and prejudice, disparities in STEM education, andadolescent substance use. The Social Neuroscience Lab is located inthe Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, which encouragescutting-edge and collaborative research that transcends traditionaldisciplinary boundaries while maintaining a firm footing inpsychology and neuroscience. There is also a STEM educationcommunity on campus with many opportunities for interaction withdiscipline-based STEM education efforts.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeThe Post-doctoral Researcher will be involved in all phases of theexperimental research project. Specific responsibilities willincludemanaging daily operations of the project;programming and testing surveys and online interfaces for datacollection;refining experimental materials;helping to train and supervise the daily activities ofundergraduate trainees who collaborate with researchparticipants;data management and analysis; anddissemination of results at conferences and in peer-reviewedpublications.last_img read more

Thor Equities sues Mactaggart over latest broken deal

first_imgThor Equities’ Joe Sitt and a rendering of 933 Broadway (Credit: Thor)For anyone who thinks time has become meaningless in the coronavirus era, two big real estate investors are arguing over how long two days is.Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities and Mactaggart Family & Partners broke out their abacus and calendar as they argued over a key deadline in a nearly $24 million Flatiron District retail deal, according to a new lawsuit.Thor’s deal to sell 933 Broadway to Mactaggart fell apart earlier this month. And now Thor is suing to keep the latter’s $1.2 million deposit.A spokesperson for Thor declined to comment. Mactaggart did not respond to inquiries.According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, both sides agreed to a “New York style” closing in 60 days when they hammered out a contract in March, meaning no specific time was set.In order to complete the deal, Thor was required to provide Mactaggart with documentation for leases in the building known as estoppel certificates two business days before the scheduled May 11 closing, which Thor interpreted to mean on or before Thursday, May 7.ADVERTISEMENTThe building’s tenants include Godiva and Le Pain Quotidien, and estoppel certificates are frequently a source of contention when deals go sideways. Le Pain Quotidien filed for bankruptcy Wednesday.Mactaggart argued that the certificates were due by 9 a.m. Thursday. Just before 2 p.m. that day, Mactaggart sent Thor a letter terminating the deal, using the seller’s failure to provide the estoppel certificates as justification.One week later, Mactaggart’s attorneys provided what Thor considers “a ludicrous analysis of how to count days to reach the conclusion that ‘two days’ before an event really means ‘three days.’”The would-be buyer claimed that the 9 a.m. deadline actually gave Thor the “benefit of the doubt” and it should have been “nine hours earlier at midnight,” according to the lawsuit.“Meaning that the deadline to supply the estoppel certificates really expired at the end of the day on May 6, three business days before the closing date,” Thor’s attorneys wrote.Thor claims the real reason Mactaggart backed is because the buyer failed to line up financing for the purchase — a victim of the coronavirus crisis.The dispute is just the latest tussle over security deposits to arise from busted deals.SL Green Realty is suing Jacob Chetrit to get its $35 million deposit left in limbo when Chetrit walked away from a deal to buy the Daily News Building for $815 million.Investor David Werner is also trying to get back $15 million he put down to buy a multifamily portfolio from All Year Management for $346 million. Brooklyn investor Shulem Herman is seeking the return of $457,500 after failing to close on the purchase of properties in Ridgewood and Bushwick.Werner is claiming All Year failed to provide information about properties in the portfolio and reduced rents for tenants without his approval. Herman says the seller rushed the closing during the city’s shutdown, then defaulted him for not completing the transaction on time.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229Contact Sasha Jones at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more