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Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc., which for decades has hosted nationally-recognized USEA/USEF horse trials and three starter trials each year, plus jumper and dressage shows on its Unionville, PA, location, has had its property lease pulled by the owner, Cuyler Walker, because of pressure over the name “Plantation.”In a post entitled “The Problem With ‘Plantation’” on the Eventing Nation website it was suggested that the name was insensitive in light of the ongoing move to combat systemic racism in the United States, even though the post stated, “We realize that Plantation Field’s 20-year-old name is rooted in the plantings on the property and not in a known history of slavery at the site.” Consequently the governing bodies, the US Eventing Association and the US Equestrian Federation, notified PFEE that they would not use the word “Plantation” in any media or articles. The venue is hosting an international horse trials this weekend, Sept. 17-20.Denis Glaccum, President of Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc., released the following statement on September 16th:“We are sad to announce today that Cuyler Walker, a PFEE Board member and landowner of Plantation Field, has with great regret cancelled our lease for the property on which the Plantation Field International Three-Day Event is held. This is directly due to the attack on the name “Plantation” by Eventing Nation, an equestrian online news journal.EN and their editors approached the equestrian media and the United States Eventing Association in June, 2020 to state that they felt the name “Plantation” was insensitive to people of color.Let me explain the history of this property: in the 1930’s Plunket Stewart, who had purchased land in the early twentieth century, allowed the Boy Scouts to use a section of the property to plant hedges and trees. The dictionary defines the word “Plantation” as “an area in which trees have been planted”. Colonial Pennsylvania considered properties less than 100 acres a farm and properties with more than 100 acres a plantation. There is no reference to race in this definition.The Unionville area is historically a Quaker community. The Quakers were one of the earliest abolitionist groups and fought against slavery. This area was also part of the underground railroad.On a personal level, PFEE and the Unionville community have long supported Work to Ride, an organization in Philadelphia created with dedication by Lezlie Hiner, that gives disadvantaged, often minority, youth an opportunity to ride. This program has had impressive results with Kareem Rosser, who is an outstanding polo player, and who has taken lessons from PFEE Board member and Olympians Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton.The editors of Eventing Nation have aggressively led the campaign against the name Plantation Field. Consequently the USEA and USEF have since notified PFEE that they would not use the word “Plantation” in any media or articles. Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc. is the legal name of the Corporation and we will not accept censoring of our First Amendment rights.I want it clearly stated that as a member of the USEA since 1960 and as a longtime resident of Unionville, I find it incredibly sad that the staff at a publication who do not understand the history of the area are directly causing the end of one of the best and most consistent events in the country.A major factor in Cuyler’s decision was his feeling that he and his family were being called racist. He will not have his grandparents’ generous support of the Boy Scouts vilified by Eventing Nation and the USEA.Having spent sixty years supporting the sport of Eventing in every capacity, I am extremely disappointed in the lack of leadership at the National level in dealing with this situation. This event welcomes riders from Elementary to the 4* level at multiple competitions at the local, National and International level each year. It is also local to numerous professional riders including several Olympians. The loss of Plantation Field will be a huge loss to the entire equestrian community.”Some comments under the EV post since the PFEE announcement include:“The association of the word ‘plantation’ with enslaved labor is exceptionally strong and persists over centuries, and across every part of the antebellum South, in particular. As such, it is jarring and inappropriate when used in association with a recreational activity.”“How sad that political correctness in an incorrect way caused the loss of this event. What was accomplished here? More division and polarity.”“You have cost the Eventing world a major world class facility and these facilities are hard to come by.”Eventing Nation has also responded with: “The loss of this event is a significant one for our sport. Our intention was to open a discussion, guided by the governing organizations, to make sure diverse BIPOC would be welcomed and included in every area of eventing. We are deeply saddened that the property owner has chosen this path rather than join us in an open discussion about inclusivity as it reflects on the name of this iconic venue.”Update: The USEA released this statement on Sept 17th:“Having this historic competition close isn’t the right result for the sport, and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is working hard to find a solution. The organizer and landowners operate exceptional events on a beautiful piece of land. We are deeply sensitive to the history of the word “plantation” and its connection to slavery; however, this property has no known connections to slavery and was instead named after ‘plantings’ on the property.We understand that neither the organizer nor the landowners have ever intended to cause any discomfort related to the name of the event and to imply otherwise is a disservice to our organizers, landowners, and our sport. The USEA does not have the ability to require an event to change its name as we are required to carry the US Equestrian (USEF) licensed name of the competition on our calendar of events. However, we are hopeful that an acceptable solution to this issue can be reached.” Horse Sport Enews 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.
LNG World News Staff Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into Taiwan, the world’s fifth largest importer, dropped 7.7 percent in November year-on-year.Taiwan, that uses LNG to fuel its gas-powered power plants, imported 1.22 million mt of LNG in November, as compared to 1.32 million in the same month last year, according to the data released by the Directorate General of Customs.The country paid about $428 million for LNG imports in November, down 16.4 percent on year, the data shows.Qatar, the world’s top LNG exporter, remained the biggest supplier of the fuel to Taiwan in the month under review.LNG imports from Qatar reached 345,449 mt, followed by Malaysia that supplied 353,120 mt of the chilled fuel to Taiwan in November.The rest of the LNG imports in November came from Papua New Guinea, Russia, Indonesia and Nigeria.In the January-November period, Taiwan imported 13.74 million mt of LNG as compared to 13.56 million mt in the same period last year, the customs data shows.Taiwan currently imports the chilled fuel via two regasification terminals, located in the central and southern parts of the island.State-owned CPC is also planning to build a third LNG import terminal to serve the northern region near Taipei.
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With free agency slowing considerably and teams beginning to turn even more attention to the upcoming NFL draft, I’ve offered a dozen Ravens thoughts, each in 50 words or less:1. Derek Wolfe may not be the same player and brings durability questions, but I prefer one year and $3 million guaranteed for him to the reported $21 million Eric DeCosta planned to guarantee Michael Brockers before concerns surfaced about his ankle. Sometimes the best deals are ones you don’t make.2. The Brockers situation conjured memories of the Ryan Grant deal falling through two years ago, but the skepticism over that case — involving a contract that was widely panned — isn’t fair to apply this time around when teams can’t conduct their own physicals. It’s never ideal in a big-picture sense, however.3. Based on the reaction of former teammates and Denver reporters over the weekend, Wolfe should be a good fit in the Ravens locker room. He also brings championship experience to a roster with fewer and fewer Super Bowl XLVII holdovers. Only four Ravens who played in that game remain.4. Calais Campbell said his agent wasn’t thrilled with the extension he accepted that included $20 million guaranteed, but the 33-year-old took less to play for the Ravens than potentially maxing out with other teams interested in acquiring him. It helps having the reigning MVP and a 14-2 record last year.5. I was surprised to see Josh Bynes accept a one-year deal with Cincinnati that isn’t believed to be much money. It’s easy to say the Ravens will just draft Patrick Queen or Kenneth Murray, but relying too heavily on youth is what got them in trouble last season.6. We’re only three weeks away from what was supposed to be the start of the offseason program. With spring activities at facilities unlikely to take place, organizations will have their technological mettle tested and players will be trusted to prepare on their own more than ever.7. The re-signing of Jimmy Smith alleviates short-term concern about the depth at cornerback, but he’s signed only through 2020 and Tavon Young has missed two full seasons in the last three years. A late Day 2 or early Day 3 pick at that position would still make plenty of sense.8. I was surprised over some of the negative reaction to the one-year deal for Chris Moore. He’s a reliable contributor for a special teams group that wasn’t very special last year. Moore isn’t viewed as an answer at wide receiver or a lock to be on the 53-man roster.9. OverTheCap.com currently projects the Ravens to receive a fifth-round compensatory pick next year due to Michael Pierce’s departure since the Wolfe signing cancels out Seth Roberts’ contract with Carolina. Of course, any player cut by his previous team doesn’t apply to the formula.10. The Ravens are — and should be — heavy favorites to win the AFC North, but their division rivals all made solid free-agent additions and the health of Ben Roethlisberger’s elbow is a big wildcard. The division should still be Baltimore’s, but it may not be quite the same cakewalk it was last year.11. The sports shutdown has brought more attention to esports as thousands watched Marquise Brown play Madden online last week and NASCAR’s iRacing broadcasts have fetched good ratings. Maybe we’re just really bored, but that’s interesting data as sports always strive for offseason engagement.12. On the 24th anniversary of Art Modell revealing his relocated franchise from Cleveland would be renamed the Baltimore Ravens, the team’s official Twitter account revealed a 25th season logo. I assume we’ll see a jersey patch for 2020 like we saw in 2005 and 2015 (see below).
On being able to train again, he said: “It’s a lot better. At the start, we could only work in small groups and could not make contact and yes, that was much harder. In recent days it’s been nice to getting back to working normally, to play with the rest of the lads, to be together on the pitch.” Upd. at 11:42 IN SPORT.ES 06/06/2020 On Cristiano Ronaldo: “He’s an incredible professional, the best in his generation, one of the best in history, a great example for younger ones like me. To improve my game I always focus on him, including in training. His intensity is mad and you ask if he’s really 35 years old. Of course he’s demanding. He always wants to win and to win you have to have excellent team-mates. We want to show him we’re good enough, so yeah, he’s demanding but maybe it would be better to stay a ‘stimulant’.” Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt denied that he wants to leave Juventus. “Of course I’m happy!” he said. “I’ve noticed that in the last few weeks, without football, someone has made stuff up about me. I’m really happy to be here, to train with extraordinary players every day. I have the sensation to be constantly improving day in day out and I’m very happy at Juve,” he told Tuttosport. Sport EN CEST De Ligt: “Alguien ha inventado algunas cosas sobre mí”
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It took a long time for Slocan’s Donald Currie to load up the car for the return trip home from the BC Senior Games held last week in Kelowna.The veteran track star dominated the oval track en route to winning, wait for it, seven gold medals in the men’s 85-89 division at the 2019 BC Senior Games.Currie won gold in every race he entered — 400 meters, 200 meters, 1500 meters, 100 meters, 800 meters and 50 meters. He finished the four-day competition with a gold medal in the 3000 meter power walk.Curries medal haul helped the West Kootenay Zone finished eighth overall with 89 medals — including 30 gold, 27 silver and 32 bronze. Host Okanagan-Similkameen won the zone title with 422 medals, including 180 gold, 119 silver and 123 bronze. Fraser Valley was second followed by the Lower Mainland in third.Other West Kootenay Zone results had the West Kootenay Sixers Slopitch team winning the silver medal after a 17-12 setback to Vancouver Island’s Parksville Demons in the final of the 55-plus Slopitch event. The Sixers finished second to Parksville during the round robin draw with a 5-1 record.The team includes Loni D’Andrea, Lorne Wuori, Bob Murray, Carson Erickson, Mike Roch, Barry Benner, Christine Wayling, Chris Mota, Rick Lowen, Joe Capriglione, Ken Haynes, Luree Gould, John Mota, Steve Cutt, Kevin Melanson and Michelle Johnston.On the ice, Glacier Kings won the men’s 65-plus Hockey Gold while the younger cousins, Kootenay Kings, took home the silver in the men’s 60-plus ice hockey event.Headlining the Glacier Kings medal run were Dan Maglio, Doug Kennedy, Bill Kestell, Doug McMullin, Harry Pringle and Joe Williams while Norm Deverney, Pat Severyn, Mike Grace and Warren Johnston, all from Nelson, keyed the silver medal for Kootenay Kings.On the links, Terry Hearne of Salmo won the gold medal in the men’s 75-79 golf event while Lola Swetlikof of Nelson won two gold medals and a bronze in women’s 55-plus five-pin bowling.Kathy Letham of Nelson won a silver and bronze medals in the women’s 70-74 badminton singles and doubles.The Thomas couple, Dave and Eleanor, of Nelson captured the gold and bronze medals in men and women’s 55-plus pairs cribbage.The 2020 BC Senior Games is being hosted in Richmond, September 15-19.
Ras na mBan Stage 3 Kilkenny-The CutThe race leaders chase down a lone breakaway rider over the Wolf Trap in the Slieve Bloom MountainsPic : Lorraine O’Sullivan Cycling Ireland has today published its new 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and vision of Ireland, an island enriched by cycling. The strategic plan sets forth the sports ambition from grass roots to elite level and encompasses cycling in all its forms. From road and off-road to track and BMX, from competitive and leisure to cycling as a form of transport, all under the guidance of Cycling Ireland. Cycling is at the heart of many communities and the inclusive nature of the sport, one which caters for people throughout the cycle of life is central to the delivery of our strategy over the next four years.Cycling Ireland’s vision will be delivered under three pillars.Participate: We provide opportunities for Irish cyclist of all ages and stages to fulfil their aspirations and potential.Perform: Our cyclists deliver international success to inspire the people of Ireland.Enable: We create the environment for investment of resources in the development of cycling.This approach has been developed following a productive consultation process and will see stakeholders work in harmony towards our shared vision of an island enriched by cycling, with more people riding their bikes, Ireland’s elite athletes winning on the world stage and sustained investment of resources into cycling.While originally intended for publication in early 2020 the strategy has been amended so that Cycling Ireland is well placed to meet the challenges presented by Covid-19.Chief Executive, Matt McKerrow commented;“The plan we’re publishing today sets out our vision, aspirations and priorities for the next four years. We’d like to thank the many members of the cycling community as well as our funders, sponsors and wider stakeholders for their input into the development of the plan, which we see as a guiding document to align and unite our efforts to develop the sport into the future.“Whilst we’d set our vision of ‘an island enriched by cycling’ long before the pandemic currently facing us, Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on our way of life like never before. It is our aspiration that cycling, and Cycling Ireland by association, will play a key role in enriching life in Ireland – whether it’s through improving the mental and physical health of those who cycle; providing inspiration with medal winning performances; or through the other societal benefits of cycling; such as the environmental benefit of active transport; the sense of community building provided by clubs, events and facilities; and the benefits to the economy generated by cycle tourism.“It is an aspirational 4-year plan, and we look forward to delivering it in partnership with our community and stakeholders.”Read the 2020-2024 Strategic Planprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
SwitzerlandStephan Lichtsteiner (hamstring)Alexandre Lacazette (unknown) FranceBenjamin Mendy (knee)Paul Pogba (knock)Anthony Martial (knock) KIERAN TRIPPIER has pulled out of the England squad with a groin injury.The full-back picked up the problem for Spurs in their away win against Crystal Palace at the weekend.3 Kieran Trippier went down for Spurs against Crystal Palace and could play no further part in the gameCredit: ReutersHe will now miss the game against the USA as well as the Nations League clash against Croatia.The Football Association announced Trippier’s withdrawal today [Tuesday], following assessment of the injury at St George’s Park.The 28-year-old joins Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck (broken ankle) in withdrawing from Gareth Southgate’s initial 28-man squad.And he joins a long list of Premier League stars who have pulled out of their respective international squads with injury.3 The Spurs full-back trudged off the pitch int he 24th minute as Serge Aurier came on to replace himCredit: Reuters3 Gareth Southgate has been hit with another injury withdrawal as Kieran Tripper has gone back to SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alexandre Lacazette have all decided to stay in England for treatment.Trippier was injured in Spurs’ Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.He has 16 caps, scoring his only goal in the World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia.The FA said: “He’ll return to his club to continue rehabilitation.”Latest England NewsRacing TipsHOT OFF THE PRESSDon’t miss The Sun’s each-way thief and NAPs for today right hereDEIDRE’S CLASSIC PHOTO CASEBOOKSingle mum Penny avoids telling her date about baby PoppyMYSTIC MEGJuly 27: Passion is full-on and might ask a lot of you - but is worth the effortMIXED DOUBLESTennis legends Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg set sail with partners in IbizaHIT & RUN ‘MURDER’Woman, 38, ‘killed in hit & run’ after getting into van as man arrestedBLADE SHUNNERSAshley Banjo reveals Dancing On Ice could ditch studio audience in 2021PREMIER LEAGUE PULL-OUTSEnglandDany Welbeck (ankle)Kieran Trippier (groin) IcelandGylfi Sigurdsson (ankle)PortugalAndre Gomes (fitness issue)Wayne Rooney’s England farewell has descended into a farce over whether he starts against the USA and Southgate hasn’t confirmed anythingTrippier has established himself as a first-choice defender in Southgate’s England team since making his debut against France in June 2017.The former Burnley man has made nine competitive appearances for his country which includes six of England’s seven World Cup games at Russia 2018 as Southgate’s men finished fourth.Trippier was also in the team which earned a memorable 3-2 Nations League victory over Spain in Seville last month.England face USA in the Wayne Rooney Foundation International on Thursday at Wembley, with Croatia visiting on Sunday in the Nations League.FRENCH DON’T FANCY ITBENJAMIN MENDY has become the latest Premier League star to withdraw from the France squad.City’s left-back suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s Manchester derby win over United.And he will no longer play a part in upcoming matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay.Mendy has been in superb form for Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions this season.And he has decided not to take any risks by making himself unavailable for the world champions this month.Mendy becomes the third English-based player to drop out of Didier Deschamps’ squad, with Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial also withdrawing.