In Memoriam: Brian Burgess

first_img 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! Brian Burgess (GBR), Vice President of the Malawi Equestrian Federation and President between 2001-2003, has died at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully just before his 83rd birthday at home with his family on the Zomba Plateau in Malawi, where he had lived for nearly 40 years.He took up Dressage while working as an officer in the British army and police force in the 1970s, and his passion for the discipline led him to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna (AUT) where he was trained by Hans Riegler (GER) and Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg (AUT).He moved to Malawi in 1953, and with his wife Jayn Burgess (GBR), daughter Zoe Kayes (MAW), Deborah Murphy (GBR), Katherine Paul (GBR) and Diane Pieterse (RSA) founded the Malawi Equestrian Federation. He also set up the Plateau Stables, Malawi’s first Dressage instruction and residential training centre, with a string of Lipizzaners.During the 1980s and 1990s, he travelled extensively in neighbouring countries to judge and train riders, and also further afield including to New Zealand.“My father lived an exceptional life doing what he loved best”, commented his daughter Zoe Kayes and President of the Malawi Equestrian Federation. “He was also a keen musician, which was part of his love for Dressage and rhythm. Certainly for myself I have not only lost a father but my trainer and my mentor. He was a huge inspiration for us all in the Dressage community here in Malawi and will be very sorely missed”.The FEI extends its sincere condolences to Brian Burgess’ family, to the equestrian community in Malawi and to his many friends around the world. Tags: Brian Burgess, 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. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

Lamar women’s golf wins 4th straight SLC title

first_imgLamar sports informationMcKINNEY — Led by medalist Wenny Chang, the Lamar University women’s golf team won an unprecedented fourth straight Southland Conference championship on Wednesday.The Cardinals led from wire-to-wire as they finished eight strokes ahead of runner-up Central Arkansas. LU posted a final round of 307 on a damp and chilly day to finish at 898. Chang fired an even-par 72 in the final round on the 6,251-yard layout on the Hills Course of the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club to finish at 2-under-par 214, seven strokes ahead of Central Arkansas’ Fernanda Lira.It was the first conference medalist honor for Chang, a junior, who lost in a playoff last year. Chang is the fourth LU women’s golfer to earn medalist honors, and the first since Stine Pedersen in 2011.“It was a bit of revenge,” said Chang, who is seeking to become the Southland Conference Golfer of the Year for the second straight season after earning Freshman of the Year honors in 2014.“Wenny is just so steady,” First-year coach Jessica Steward said. “Her emotional balance helps. She never loses her composure.” LU senior Taylor Stockton became the first women’s golfer in SLC history to be a member of four championship squads. Stockton finished third overall at 7-over 223 after a final round of 80. “It feels great to be a member of four championship teams, it’s truly a memorable experience,” Stockton said. “We weren’t expected to win it all this year, but we wanted to prove that we are still a team to reckon with.”The Cardinals held a three-shot lead after the first day and increased that advantage to nine strokes after Tuesday’s second round. Central Arkansas came out strong on Wednesday, cutting the LU lead to five strokes in the early going before play was halted for more than two hours because of heavy rain. The Bears managed to cut LU’s lead down to two strokes at one point before the Cardinals roared back on the closing holes.“Sometimes it is tougher to play with the lead in the final round,” Steward said. “You tend to be too cautious. You still need to be offensive. We did that over the final holes.”LU’s Olivia Le Roux finished tied for 16th at 233, Kura Poko was tied for 18th at 234, while Felicia Sauceda was tied for 21st at 237.“Every one of our players contributed,” Steward said. “This is a special group, one that I will always cherish. I’m proud of each and every one of them.”The Cardinals clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals that are scheduled for May 5-7 in four different locations. LU will learn where it is headed later this month.last_img read more

Tomiyama earns Hall induction

first_imgHideaki Tomiyama, the 57-kg freestyle gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, has been inducted into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame by world governing body FILA, the Japan Wrestling Federation said Friday.Tomiyama, 50, is the sixth Japanese Hall of Famer in wrestling, following in the footsteps of Yuji Takada, Yojiro Obata, Shozo Sasahara, Masaaki Kaneko and Yayoi Urano. Tomiyama also won the world championship title in his weight class in 1978 and 1979. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell to land in Kenya Friday

first_img0Shares0000SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri and Extrem Sports CEO Mohammed Husseinsigning an agreement.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya April 16- Arsenal legend Sol Campbell will land in Nairobi on Friday ahead of a five-day football coaching camp to be conducted at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies from may 23-25.Campbell, a member of Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ squad of the 2004/2005 season will be accompanied by three coaches from the Arsenal Academy who will train 60 local coaches courtesy of a partnership between betting firm SportPesa and the English Premier League giants. SportPesa are Arsenal’s official betting partners in Africa and one of the benefits of the agreement is to help develop coaching capacity in Kenya by organizing two coaching clinics annually in the country.Paul Drew Tyler, Mohamed Moaz Awadelkarim and Rupen Shah, all coaches of the world renowned Arsenal Academy will be in the country to help coaches learn how to ‘play the Arsenal way’.“We want to build coaching capacity in Kenya because for a long time, Kenyan coaches have not been at par with the rest of the world. We are doing all this with our aim being Kenya qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and it will be our joy to see the entire technical bench made up of Kenyan coaches,” SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said.All the 16 coaches from the recently concluded KPL Under-20 championship as well as a selection of coaches from the ninth edition of the Super Eight Championship and grass-root coaches from Kenya’s eight regions will attend.SportPesa have signed a five-year partnership with Extreme Sports who will run the program on their  behalf.“SportPesa is investing in the future of Kenya’s football. We hope that the coaches will get empowered and translate this experience and skills into the clubs or league they coach so that we see better games on the pitch that will attract fans to the stadiums. This camp is the beginning; we plan to expand this to more clubs and players in future.” Karauri added.The objectives for the camp will entail sharpening the skills of the coaches using global coaching standards as well as developing a local football curriculum that enshrines the Arsenal academy program for coaches.The six-day training will have two sessions including theory and practical lessons. Among the topics of discussion during these sessions will be profile of a good footballer, player centered coaching, how to identify player talent and assess good players as well as developing players’ strengths and balancing their weaknesses amongst others.The training camp aims to have the trained coaches form the Arsenal Kenya SportPesa talent scouting as well as have them conduct holiday camps to select players for future training camps.The coaches will also be evaluated monthly by an appointed talent management company and they shall also provide monthly reports on the progress of the players that they would have selected.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Josh Taylor: Dream world title within touching distance

first_img “I can almost taste it now it’s so close so I’m just going to get the head down and make sure it becomes a reality.”Ukrainian Postol provides a formidable hurdle for Taylor to overcome before he is in world title contention.The 34-year-old suffered his sole defeat in 30 professional fights to date when he lost to American champion Terrence Crawford.Taylor recognised the challenge ahead, but said he is fully confident in his ability to add another loss to Postol’s CV.He added: “I’ve not come up against anybody who is as experienced or as pedigreed as him.“He’s been all around the block as a professional, he’s known for being a hard puncher.“I need to be switched on and match him across all departments.“But I believe I can beat him and make a statement here.“This is the biggest fight of my life so I’ve got the bit between my teeth and am training really hard.” Scottish boxer Josh Taylor has said his dream of becoming a world champion is so close he can almost taste it.The Prestonpans star takes on Viktor Postol in a WBC super lightweight title eliminator at the Hydro on June 23.Victory in that fight will set Taylor up for a championship bout before the end of the year.Having worked his way up the rankings, the 27-year-old is now relishing the prospect of testing himself at against the sport’s elite. He said: “I’ve hardly been able to contain my excitement, I just wanted to shout out loud about the fight I was that excited.“This is a massive opportunity for me.“When I win this I’m mixing it with the big boys in world title fights from here on in.“I’m so close to realising the dream I’ve had for years and years.last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Bangor Quilt Mural

first_imgBangor Quilt MuralWait, there’s an actual window, a real window, in that mural!My husband and I turned our car around to take a closer look at the Bangor Quilt Mural on the side of the building near the railroad tracks. On my vacations and birdwatching trips, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many impressive murals in small and large towns in Michigan and Ohio. I have great memories of seeing the Iron Ore Miners Mural in Ishpeming, Michigan, the beautiful Murals in the Market in Detroit, and Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon in Cincinnati, Ohio.But this was the first time I’ve seen an artist incorporate part of the functional part of the building into their mural. About the Bangor Quilt MuralLocated on the west side of the historic Bangor Elevator building in downtown Bangor, Michigan, the mural was created by Bangor native Conrad Kaufman. The window next to the door in the mural is an actual working window; I could see through the glass. Sadly, my research didn’t uncover any details about the faces of the people in quilt in the mural. I could only discover that the mural was one of the MI Amazing Art Tours public art tour, part of the Michigan Council for Arts & Culture Affairs.For my blog readers in Michigan, if you know any background about the mural, I’d love to hear it! And anyone who’s traveling on the west side of Michigan, stop by the small town of Bangor and check out the mural. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Iron Ore Miners Mural in Ishpeming, MichiganBirdwatching takes me to lots of different places, national forests, wildlife areas, and some of the smallest towns in the Midwest. Which I enjoy, because I love going through towns and discovering the unique architecture of their older buildings, churches, libraries, and courthouses. This month my travels took me to…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: The Roots of Vision in Mount AdamsAs you walk the steep hills of one-way streets in Mount Adams, an eclectic neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, you can’t miss the beautiful mural on Gregory Street. Adorning the full side of a two-story building, The Roots of Vision pays tribute to five important figures in Mount Adams history: Nicholas…In “Miscellaneous”Art and Architecture at Ferris State UniversityWe visited Ferris State University this weekend and took a tour of the campus. While I missed the architecture of older buildings and landscaping I’ve seen at Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I was impressed with the “Of Thought and Reason” mural…In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

SA, Iraq sign economic cooperation pact

first_img19 November 2012 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and his Iraqi counterpart, Khairullah Hasan Babakr, have signed an agreement aimed at exploring the trade potential that exists in various sectors between South Africa and Iraq. The two signed the agreement on economic and technical cooperation in Cape Town on Thursday. Davies said trade between South Africa and Iraq was valued at R197-million last year, and that in 2007, South Africa had imported goods from Iraq totalling R1.7 billion. “Trading trends indicate that we are operating below potential, but they are improving,” Davies said. “We have exported a significant amount of value-added goods ranging from vehicles, helicopters and machinery to electrical equipment. There is also a potential for trade in citrus products, nuts and melons.” Davies said that as a first step to implementing the agreement, the Department of Trade and Industry would send a government-business delegation on an International Trade Initiative to Iraq next year. He said the department would further seek ways to help Iraqis with the challenge of obtaining South African visas, as there is no SA embassy in Iraq. Iraqi citizens currently have to get their visas in Jordan. Babakr said trade relations between South Africa and Iraq have generally been conducted through intermediaries, and it was envisaged that, with the signed agreement, a guideline to trade directly would be formulated. “Iraq is recovering from the devastation of war and has potential in various sectors, especially the infrastructure sector,” Babakr said. “We have moved from a controlled economy to a free market system and have also introduced new laws opening opportunities to foreign investors to invest in Iraq in different sectors, especially infrastructure.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

10 months agoFlamengo launch cash bid to beat West Ham to Gabigol signing

first_imgFlamengo launch cash bid to beat West Ham to Gabigol signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFlamengo hope an offer of €22m will be enough to land Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa.The Brazilian, after an outstanding season on-loan at Santos, is up for sale at Inter ahead of the January market.West Ham have been regarded as favourites to land Gabigol given their relationship with his agent of Kia Joorabchian. Everton and Crystal Palace are also keen.However, Gazzetta dello Sport says Fla hope an immediate cash offer of €22m can trump their English rivals.Inter paid €35m to sign Gabigol two years ago from Santos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maersk Line Not Accepting Cargo tofrom Qatari Ports

first_imgzoom Danish shipping major Maersk Line has closed bookings for cargo that transship over Jebel Ali to or from Qatar for the time being.The move was triggered by the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, that banned ships in their ports coming or destined for Qatar.The restrictions were imposed following a diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar which broke off all diplomatic ties. Subsequently, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut the ties with Qatar on June 5 on the grounds of its alleged relations with Iran and Islamist groups.However, the Suez Canal Authority has advised that vessels flying the Qatari flag transiting the Suez Canal will not face restrictions as Suez Canal is an international water passage.The decision is impacting directly the operations of DP World Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi Terminals, which are no longer accepting cargo to/from Qatar ports, including transshipment cargo. The ban also includes Qatari-flagged ships.“In line with the UAE government’s recent decision on severing diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar, DP World confirms that vessels with the flag of Qatar or vessels destined to or arriving from Qatar are not allowed to call at any DP World terminals in the UAE until further notice,” a DP World spokesperson told World Maritime News in a statement.” We are working on alternative solutions to ensure movement of cargo in compliance with above guidelines,” Maersk Line said.Potential alternative solutions are expected to be announced within a couple of days.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Belgium sees first death as a result of record heat wave

first_imgBRUSSELS — Belgium suffered a first death as a direct result of the record-breaking heat wave when a woman was found dead near her caravan close to the beach.The 66-year-old woman was found by a neighbour late Thursday afternoon after she had apparently been basking in the blazing sun. The incident happened in Middelkerke on the Belgian coast as temperatures rose in the region to over 40 degrees Celsius.READ MORE: Europe melting under record heat waveMiddelkerke police commissioner Frank Delva told The Associated Press that the death is “very clearly linked to the heat.”Emergency services rushed to the scene but could not resuscitate the woman.On Thursday, Belgium endured, like many parts of Western Europe, its hottest day on record when the temperature rose to 41.8 C in Begijnendijk, 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Brussels.The Associated Presslast_img read more