Nick Wagman and Don John Kick Off AGDF 8 With a Win

first_img 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. Email* Horse Sport Enews The 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) resumed competition with AGDF 8 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Thursday, March 4, and welcomed a victory in the FEI Grand Prix for Special CDI3*, presented by The Dutta Corp. for the USA’s Nick Wagman and Don John. AGDF 8 continues through Sunday, March 7, 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 and Beverly Jean Gepfer’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, Don John, notched their second personal best score of the 2021 AGDF season with a 74.478%, almost four points higher than second place finisher Jessica Howington (USA) and her own Cavalia.“He was really with me the whole time today,” began Wagman. “Normally I get a few nerves in the Grand Prix because it’s the first test of the show, but I didn’t have any today. I even came out and said to Debbie [McDonald] that this is the first time I haven’t had any nerves in a long time. DJ just felt solid, so I was able to actually think about my riding while I was in there and actually work on the details that I can sometimes gloss over because I’m just trying to get through it.”Wagman continued, “I haven’t watched the video yet, but the piaffe and passage work felt pretty reliable today. My right pirouette felt super. I made the mistake in the ones today, and that was just all me. I got to the end and was like, ‘Oh, don’t make a mistake!’ and I ended up overriding. But overall, it was a pretty honest test, so I am pleased with it.”The pair had a successful ride in the FEI Grand Prix for Special CDI3*, presented by CabanaCoast during AGDF 5, but had to withdraw from the Special. After a lowkey week, Wagman picked training back up and has shifted his original plan for the remainder of the winter season.Wagman explained, “We had rotten luck the past two shows, so hopefully we are done with that and we get to get through this show with some success. We extended our trip, and we’ll stay through the end of March. Then we will go back home and if we need a third score, we will go out to Rancho Marietta in California.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix for Special CDI3*, presented by The Dutta Corp. went to Jessica Howington (USA) on Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall with a 70.913%, while Diane Creech (CAN) earned third on Chrevi’s Christo, Louise Leatherdale and Diane Creech’s 2003 Danish warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo, finishing their day on a 70.478%.Earlier in the day, Kevin Kohmann (GER) and Equitas LLC’s 2010 KWPN stallion by Amazing Star, Five Star, topped the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3* with a score of 71.275%. Second place went to the USA’s Cesar Parra on Mr. Bumblebee, Equiventure LLC and John and Karen Blank’s 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding by Sting, with 70.294%. Dongseon Kim (KOR) rounded out the top three with his own 2012 Rheinlander stallion Lord Nunes by Lord Loxley I, with a score of 69.608%.In the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI1*, Germany earned the top two placings, first with Christoph Koschel on Imposant, a 2013 KWPN gelding by Chameur owned by Holga Finken and Koschel Dressage GmbH, with 73.039%. Second went to Frederic Wandres and Quizmaster, Hof Kasselmann’s 2012 Hanoverian stallion by Quasar de Charry. Third place was awarded to Steffen Peters (USA) and Boston Strong, Christina Vinios’ 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Bordeaux, receiving a 72.108%.Competition at AGDF 8 will continue tomorrow with a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediaire-I CDI3* and the Palm Beach Dressage Derby before the FEI Grand Prix for Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services beginning at 3 p.m. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit FEI Grand Prix CDI3* for Special, presented by The Dutta Corp.:1. Nick Wagman (USA) on Don John, Beverly Jean Gepfer’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN: 75.761, 73.804, 74.022, 75.978, 72.826; 74.478%2. Jessica Howington (USA) on Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall: 69.239, 72.717, 71.413, 70.978, 70.2 17; 70.913%3. Diane Creech (CAN) on Chrevi’s Christo, Louise Leatherdale and Diane Creech’s 2003 Danish warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo: 71.522, 70.761, 69.130, 70.000, 70.978; 70.478%4. Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz: 67.826, 70.435, 67.500, 67.174, 65.761; 67.739%5. Pablo Gomez Molina (ESP) on Ulises De Ymas, Yeguada De Ymas S.L. and Cristina Danguillecourt’s 2010 PRE gelding by Seni Indio: 65.435, 68.261, 68.043, 65.978, 68.261; 67.196%6. Ariana Chia (CAN) on Fiderflame, her own 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz: 66.304, 67.609, 65.652, 66.413, 67.717; 66.739%7. Jill Irving (CAN) on Degas 12, Jill Irving and Windhaven Farm’s 2002 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro: 65.543, 64.674, 68.152, 67.283, 66.957; 66.522%8. Reese Koffler-Stanfield (USA) on Bingo, Kikiv L Courtelis and Reese Koffler-Stanfield’s 2006 KWPN gelding by Goodtimes: 66.304, 66.522, 65.435, 66.739, 66.413; 66.283%9. Michael Pineo (USA) on Farrington, his own 2010 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 63.478, 64.674, 65.543, 66.087, 65.109; 64.978%10. Dongseon Kim (KOR) on Diamond Royale, his own 2007 Oldenburg mare by Diamond Hit: 67.500, 63.696, 63.478, 63.804, 65.761; 64.848% Tags: Global Dressage Festival, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Chrevis Christo, Nick Wagman, Don John, Diae Creech, FEI Grand Prix CDI3* for Special, SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Happy 87th Birthday To The Legendary Willie Nelson!

first_imgThe legendary Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday today, emerging from a rural Texas town to become a leading figure in the folk/country music genre for 60 years and counting. Nelson got his start in 1956, working in the Vancouver radio industry while struggling to make a name for himself. Nelson initially struggled, moved back to Texas, and went door-to-door selling encyclopedias. Fortunately, that isn’t the end of his story.After a string of releases that varied in popularity, Nelson would find breakthrough success with a string of albums in the early seventies, including Shotgun Willie (1973), Phases and Stages (1974), and Red Headed Stranger (1975). Nelson also starred on the pilot episode of Austin City Limits in 1974, a series which is still running today. By pairing with Waylon Jennings, the two created the idealistic “Outlaw Country” movement, and the rest was history.Listen To Willie Nelson’s Emotional Cover Of The Grateful Dead’s ‘Stella Blue’Nelson hasn’t slowed down since, celebrating his 70th album release this year with Ride Me Back Home. With more than 40 million albums sold, not to mention his own strain of marijuana, there’s really nothing off-limits for a legend like Willie Nelson. With Nelson on our mind, we wanted to share some glorious live footage of the mastermind. Check out this star-studded live performance of his hit, “I’ll Fly Away”, from Farm Aid 2019, which proves he’s still got it.Willie Nelson & Family — “I’ll Fly Away Melody”[Video: Farm Aid]Wishing you all the best Willie!last_img read more

Westmoreland Coal files for bankruptcy

first_imgWestmoreland Coal files for bankruptcy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Oct. 9 after years of attempting to deliver its balance sheet.Westmoreland entered into a restructuring support agreement with an ad hoc group of lenders that hold about 76.1% of the company’s term loan, 57.9% of its senior secured notes and 79.1% of its bridge loan, according to a company release. The company’s U.S. and Canadian operations are “cash flow positive.” Given its operations’ liquidity and its Debtor-In-Possession financing, Westmoreland anticipates continuing to operate its mines as normal without affecting output levels or reducing staff.Under its restructuring support agreement, “Westmoreland launched a business transformation aimed at significantly increasing cash flow for all operational and support areas of the business,” according to the release.The coal producer, which has focused on a mine-to-mouth strategy some thought immune to the problems affecting the rest of the coal industry, had been working to downplay the possibilities of a bankruptcy since its former CEO Kevin Paprzycki stepped down in November 2017.On April 2, Westmoreland notified investors that it may seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or be subject to involuntary petition for bankruptcy and that its auditors have expressed “substantial doubt” about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.The Nasdaq Stock Exchange halted trading of the company’s shares in late April after its share price and market value fell below listing thresholds for more than 30 days.More ($): Westmoreland Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectionlast_img read more

Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABA

first_img Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABA Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe Board of Governors has bound its eight ABA House of Delegates members to advocate in support of an exclusive “safe harbor” approach for allowing lawyers to temporarily practice in another state when the ABA considers multijurisdictional practice issues this summer.Meeting in Tallahassee in March, the board approved a set of recommendations from the Bar’s Special Commission on MJPs, which had been reviewing the ABA MJP commission’s report. The ABA House of Delegates will debate and vote on a set of model rules concerning MJPs at its August meeting in Washington, D.C.“We agreed in large part with what the ABA commission did, with some significant differences,” MJP Commission Chair Richard Gilbert told the Board of Governors.While backing the ABA recommendation to continue support for the principle of state judicial licensing and regulation of lawyers, Gilbert said the Bar panel does not endorse an ABA recommendation to provide, as a general rule, that “it is not the unauthorized practice of law for a lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction to render legal services on a temporary basis in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted if the lawyer’s services do not create an unreasonable risk to the interests of a lawyer’s client, the public, or courts.”Gilbert said while his panel agrees with the safe harbor approach, the proposed ABA standard, that as long as the legal work is “temporary and does not create unreasonable risk,” is “too vague and ambiguous a standard.”“So we decided the best approach was to have specific safe harbors that are clearly identified and set out rather than a general category of safe harbors with illustrations,” Gilbert said. “Our proposal is to have specific safe harbors which are definitive, concrete and then if, over time, we need to add additional safe harbors we can do that.”Gilbert also said a provision should be added to the ABA model rule to prevent lawyers who are no longer eligible to practice in the host state from practicing there under a “safe harbor.”Specifically, the Bar’s MJP panel:• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(l) to allow work as co-counsel with a lawyer admitted to practice in the jurisdiction if it is made clear that the local lawyer shares actual responsibility for the representation.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(2) to allow lawyers to perform professional services that any nonlawyer is legally permitted to render as long as it is made clear that the lawyer is performing the services as a lawyer and remains subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(3) to allow lawyers to perform work ancillary to pending or prospective litigation if the lawyer is authorized by law to appear in the proceeding or reasonably expects to be so authorized.• Does not endorse the recommendation of the ABA to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(4) to allow representation of a client in any arbitration, mediation, or other ADR setting. The commission endorses adopting a “safe harbor” which would allow representation in ADR matters if a nexus is established.“You either have to have a client from your home state or the matter has to relate substantially to that which is pending in your home state,” Gilbert said.• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(5) to allow transnational representation, counseling and other nonlitigation work where the work is performed for a client who resides in or has an office in the lawyer’s home state or where the work arises out of or is reasonably related to a matter that has a substantial connection to the lawyer’s home state.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(c)(6) to allow lawyers to provide temporary services involving primarily federal law, international law, the law of a foreign nation, or the law of the lawyer’s home state. “We felt that if you fell within one of the other exceptions, you could do so, but just having an exception, a safe harbor, dealing with federal law was too broad,” Gilbert said.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation regarding corporate counsel and instead recommends that a rule similar to The Florida Bar’s authorized house counsel rule be adopted as providing more protection to the public.• Does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(d)(2) to provide that a lawyer may perform legal services in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not licensed when authorized to do so by federal law or by the law or a court rule, “as the rule is not needed.”• Endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt proposed Model Rule 5.5(e) to prohibit a lawyer from establishing an office, maintaining a continuous presence, or holding out as authorized to practice law in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted, unless permitted to do so by law or this rule, with some changes to further strengthen the rule.Gilbert also said the Bar commission agreed with the ABA that rules providing for the discipline of lawyers must be amended to address MJPs.“There is a choice of law provision that says the law can be applied to the legal services if the law in the state in which those services are substantially related,” Gilbert said. “The ABA proposed that when you are providing services in the host state you are subject to the discipline of the host state, and we agreed with that.”However, Gilbert said, the Florida commission rejected the recommendation that if a lawyer is disciplined by a host state the home state would have to impose “the exact same discipline.”“We appreciated their approach to the need for a home state disciplining a lawyer when they violated the rules of conduct in a host state, but we did not think it appropriate for the lawyer to be mandated to receive the same discipline decided by the host state,” Gilbert said. “We softened that rule and said that the lawyer would be disciplined in the home state in accordance with public policy in the home state.”Gilbert also said the commission does not endorse the ABA recommendation to adopt a model “admission on motion” rule, which would permit lawyers from accredited law schools, who have been practicing for five years and met the fitness and character requirements of the state in which they want to seek admission, to be able to do so by motion and not take that state’s bar exam.Gilbert said the Florida commission felt the public was better protected by requiring lawyers who wish to practice in a state on a permanent basis to be tested on their knowledge of the law they would be applying in that state.The Bar commission also supports the concept of a foreign legal consultant rule, but does not endorse the rule proposed by the ABA and does not endorse amending the rules to allow for a temporary presence.The commission also supports the concept of a model pro hac vice rule, but does not endorse the adoption of the rule proposed by the ABA.The commission endorses the ABA recommendation to adopt and promote measures to enhance professional regulation and disciplinary enforcement with respect to lawyers who practice in jurisdictions other than those in which they are licensed.The Bar MJP commission also endorses the ABA recommendation to establish a Coordinating Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice to monitor changes in law practice and the impact of regulatory reform, and to identify additional reform that may be needed.Florida MJP commission member Bruce Lamb presented the Florida report to the ABA MJP Commission at a hearing March 21 in New York City.The full Florida report can be found on the Bar’s Web site by clicking here. April 1, 2002 Managing Editor Regular News Board OKs MJP recommendations going to the ABAlast_img read more

Villas-Boas backs Bale for award

first_img Bale scored a fantastic brace, including a stunning last-gasp winner, as Spurs moved up to third with a 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham. When asked if he felt Bale could win the player of the year award, Villas-Boas replied: “I think so, it would be truly deserved, but it’s not up to me to make that consideration. But you have to recognise he’s having a tremendous season. So probably a contender, he is for us, hopefully he can get there.” Press Association The Portuguese added: “He is a great, great talent and to see him keep trying in the last minute exemplifies the talent that he is. “Taking the ball, receiving it, getting fouled in between, getting up – he has got stick for staying down – but he gets up and gets on with business and managed to score a great goal.” The 23-year-old opened the scoring before the Hammers hit back through an Andy Carroll penalty and a well-taken Joe Cole effort. Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his first league goal to equalise for Spurs before Bale claimed the points for the visitors with a brilliant long-range effort. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce had suggested in the lead-up to the game that Bale’s valuation would sit somewhere around the £50million mark and admitted the former Southampton youngster leaves defenders in a quandary when it comes to stopping him. “If you get too tight he skips past you, if you stand off him he hits them like that [the winning goal],” he said. “You have got to admire the quality of the goal. We’ve heard a lot about Michu at Swansea and what [Robin] Van Persie has done for Manchester United but at the moment there’s nobody doing more for a football club than Gareth Bale for Tottenham, by the quality of goals he is scoring and consistent level of goals. “I am not sure anybody else has scored for them recently, and every goal he seems to be getting is outside the box as well.” center_img Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale deserves to be named the Barclays Premier League’s player of the year this season after seeing the Wales winger produce yet another match-winning display at Upton Park.last_img read more