Charlotte Jorst Wins the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* at AGDF

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Canada’s Lindsay Kellock is third in FEI Intermediate I CDI1*Competition at Week 8 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued into the evening with the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* presented by Peacock Ridge on Saturday, March 2. U.S. women swept the top three places, with Charlotte Jorst, Heather Blitz, and Rebecca Waite taking top honors. AGDF runs until March 31 with top international and national dressage competition.Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo rode to a win in the special with a score of 72.447%. “I thought the whole canter program was just really, really lovely. He was so relaxed, and he came back for every half halt and all the changes were beautiful,” said Jorst of the 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Negro owned by Kastel Denmark. “The piaffe and two pirouettes were great, and the changes in between. That whole thing just felt tremendous.“Today I rode more forward, because I thought my whole trot program was a little too conservative on Thursday [in the qualifier for the special],” continued Jorst. “I decided to just give it a little more, and give more in the short sides and just sort of show him off in a better way. I think I succeeded with that. I think that was that extra couple of points.”Jorst is best friends with Kastel Nintendo. She said, “He’s always my best pal, and I know I can trust him 100%. He goes and goes and goes for me. We’ve been so many places together and done so many things. We’re best friends and the trust and the camaraderie between us is what I like the best.”Second place went to Heather Blitz (USA) and Semper Fidelis, a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall owned by Rowan O’Riley, with a score of 71.170%. Rebecca Waite (USA) and Doktor, a 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Diamond Hit owned by Patricia Stempel, took third with a score of 68.936%.In the FEI Intermediate I CDI1* presented by Nutrena®, Endel Ots (USA) and Lucky Strike rode to a win with a score of 73.431%. Lucky Strike is a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Lord Laurie owned by Max Ots.Nora Batchelder (USA) and Faro SQF, a 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding by FiderTanz owned by Andrea Whitcomb, took second place with a score of 70.882%. Third place went to Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Floratina, a 11-year-old Hanoverian mare by Fidertantz owned by Chloe Gasiorowski, with a score of 70.637%.Competition at Week 8 of AGDF will conclude on Sunday, March 3, and features the FEI Intermediate I CDI3* presented by ProElite®. Competition at AGDF will resume for Week 9 with CPEDI3* competition on March 9-10. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit Grand Prix Special CDI3* Presented by Peacock RidgePlace, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E% – Maarten van der Heijder, Judge H% – Susan Hoevenaars, Judge C% – Cesar Torrente, Judge M% – Henning Lehrmann, Judge B% – William Warren, Total %1.Charlotte Jorst (USA), Kastel’s Nintendo, 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Negro x Rodieni R owned by Kastel Denmark: 73.298%, 72.340%, 73.085%, 70.851%, 72.660%, 72.447%2.Heather Blitz (USA), Semper Fidelis, 13-year-old Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall owned by Rowan O’Riley: 71.915%, 70.851%, 72.660%, 70.532%, 69.894%, 71.170%3.Rebecca Waite (USA), Doktor, 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Diamond Hit x Gurena owned by Patricia Stempel: 69.255%, 68.830%, 69.787%, 68.723%, 68.085%, 68.936%4.Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12, 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding by De Niro x Rosana M and owned by Jill Irving: 67.979%, 69.043%, 69.043%, 68.830%, 68.830%, 68.475%5.Ashley Holzer (USA), Wilson Pickett, 14-year-old gelding owned by Peacock Ridge LLC: 67.979%, 67.553%, 68.723%, 69.362%, 68.617%, 68.447%6.Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM), Aquamarijn, 14-year-old KWPN mare by United x Toermalijn owned by Yvonne Losos De Muniz: 68.723%, 67.766%, 65.745%, 69.681%, 67.872%, 67.957%7.Bernadette Pujals (MEX), Curioso XXV, 18-year-old PRE stallion by DominonteXVI x Curisoa XIX: 68.936%, 68.936%, 67.021%, 69.149%, 65.532%, 67.915%8.Michael Klimke (GER), Royal Dancer 33, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Royal Blend owned by Michael Klimke: 68.191%, 68.617%, 65.638%, 67.021%, 68.298%, 67.553% Tags: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Lindsay Kellock, Floratina, 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. 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.last_img read more

Manhunt underway for person of interest in shooting of two Dallas police officers, civilian

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A manhunt is underway for a person of interest in the North Dallas shooting that injured two police officers and a civilian at a Home Depot, authorities said.911 dispatchers received a call to go to the Home Depot shortly after 4:12 p.m., Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said in a press conference Tuesday night. After the responding officers arrived, a subsequent call for assistance was made after the shooting began.Two Dallas Police officers were critically wounded, the Dallas Police Department posted on Twitter shortly after the shooting. A civilian who is a loss prevention officer for Home Depot was also shot, Hall said. His or her condition is unknown at this time, police said.Police were actively searching for the person of interest in a nearby wooded area on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities identified him as 29-year-old Armando Luis Juarez, who possibly left the location in a white pickup truck.Juarez is to be considered and dangerous, Hall said, adding that it is unclear “how he was able to get a gun and shoot all three of the victims.”Hall asked the community to contact police if they see Juarez or have any information on who and where he is.The officers were transported by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where they are getting the “best possible care,” Hall said.Hall did not release their names or an update on their conditions when speaking to the media out of respect for the families, she said.Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings described the aftermath of the shooting as a “two-front battle,” referring to the victims’ battles for their lives at the hospital as well as “the battle out in the community” to find the person of interest.The police department asked for prayers for the victims and their families.“I want to ask each and every one of you for your prayers … for our officers, for their families and for our entire DPD family, because we need you right now,” Hall said. “Our hearts are very heavy.”State, local and federal law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.In 2016, five Dallas law enforcement officers were shot and killed and seven more injured after they were ambushed by 25-year-old former Army reservist Micah Xavier Johnson. Johnson later died in a standoff with police.Former Dallas Police Chief and ABC News contributor David Brown said the most recent shooting on two Dallas police officers is “too much to bear for one department in such a short time frame.”“Once again, it sobers us to realize what officers walk into day in and day out, how quickly they can become victims,” Rawlings said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Navy SEALs and Marines charged with murdering Green Beret in horrific hazing incident: Prosecutors

first_imgU.S. Department of State(WASHINGTON) — Two SEALs from the Navy’s elite Seal Team Six and two Marines have been charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali in June 2017. If the case moves to a court-martial, the four members of some of the U.S. military’s most elite units face the possibility of life in prison without parole.“Charges were preferred yesterday against two Sailors and two Marines in the death of Army Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, who died June 4, 2017, while serving in Bamako, Mali,” said a Navy statement.“The four personnel face charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice including Felony Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice, Hazing and Burglary,” the statement said.Charge sheets identify the two SEALs as serving with Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the official name for SEAL Team Six, the elite unit most famous for carrying out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The two Marines belong to the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.The charge sheets allege that on the night of June 10, 2018, the four special operations service members obtained duct tape, broke down the door into Melgar’s sleeping quarters, bound him up with duct tape and then strangled him to death while in a chokehold. The charge sheets do not provide a motive for Melgar’s death but under the burglary charge alleges that the four broke into Melgar’s bedroom “with the intent to assault.”Another charge of hazing alleges that they had allegedly committed “hazing” by breaking into his bedroom “while he was sleeping and participating in an assault.”The four service members also face charges of obstruction of justice for denying their use of duct tape, lying that they had drunk alcohol and providing false timelines about what happened that night.One of the SEALS is alleged to have gruesomely tried to cover up the damage to Melgar’s trachea by carrying out a cricothyrotomy, normally a life-saving procedure where an incision is made in the trachea to help with breathing.The circumstances of Melgar’s death had initially triggered an Army investigation that was referred to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) last September. Last week, NCIS referred its completed investigation to Admiral Charles Rock the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, to decide how the case should proceed.Melgar was part of a small group of U.S. military personnel working in Bamako, Mali in support of the U.S. Embassy. The Lubbock, Texas, native enlisted in the Army in January 2012 as an 18X. In 2013, he started his Special Forces training and was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2016, after he’d completed the Special Forces Qualification and Special Forces Engineer courses.Melgar conducted two deployments to Afghanistan as an engineer sergeant.“We honor the memory of Staff Sgt. Melgar, our thoughts remain with his family and teammates,” said Captain Jason Salata, a spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command.“If these allegations of misconduct are substantiated, they represent a violation of the trust and standards required of all service members. We trust our service members to safeguard our nation’s most sensitive interests and to do so with honor.”“We will not allow allegations or substantiated incidents of misconduct erode decades of honorable accomplishments by the members of US Special Operations Command,” he added. “Ours is a culture of professionalism and accountability, which prides itself in being a learning organization that uses critical self-examination in a relentless dedication to improvement.”The four will face a preliminary Article 32 court hearing on Dec. 10 that will determine if they will face a general court-martial. A Navy spokesperson says the maximum penalty they currently face is life without parole, but that could change if the Article 32 hearing determines the case merits a capital court-martial which carries the death penalty.The four service members are currently not being held in pre-trial confinement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Student Conduct Coordinator

Job DescriptionAs part of the Student Conduct team, the Student ConductCoordinator meets with students to address behavior that conflictswith university policies and expectations by providing bothaccountability and support to foster students’ ethical development,resilience, and wellness. The Coordinator resolves conduct mattersthrough informal and formal resolution processes, includingexplaining students’ opportunities in each process, determiningresponsibility, sanctioning, providing ongoing feedback to studentsregarding educational assignments, and connecting students torelevant resources. The Coordinator adjudicates a variety of cases,including but not limited to gender-based violence and Title IX,abusive conduct, organizational misconduct, etc. The Coordinatoralso coordinates formal hearings for other hearing officers,including scheduling, meeting with students and advisors forpre-hearings, identifying policies, and ensuring timely resolution.The Coordinator assists in the creation and management of conductrecords in keeping with applicable university policies andstate/federal laws. As part of the Student Conduct team, theCoordinator also provides trainings and presentations and serves oncampus committees, as needed. In addition, the Coordinator worksclosely with campus and community partners to ensure that cases areresolved in an equitable, consistent, and educational manner and toprovide pro-active education/coaching on ethical development,conflict resolution, and other topics, as needed. The Coordinatoralso works on projects and other departmental initiatives, asassigned.Required QualificationsMaster’s degree in Student Affairs, counseling, or related field;Demonstrated experience working with college students in aleadership, support, or teaching role; Knowledge of current trendsand issues facing college students; Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills; Ability to problem solve and analyze complexsituations; Demonstrated experience engaging college students indifficult conversations and/or conflict resolution; Demonstratedability to manage competing priorities and to work in a fast-pacedenvironment; Strong organizational skills.Preferred QualificationsExperience working with college students in housing/residence life,student conduct or academic integrity, and/or studentorganizations; Knowledge of relevant state and federallaws/regulations that impact student conduct policies andprocesses; Experience with developing and facilitating training oreducational programs.Appointment TypeRegularReview DateApril 15, 2021Additional InformationStudent Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where eachstudent creates a customized experience to meet their goals.Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve),Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity,and excellence . We seek candidate who adopt and practice ourPrinciples ofCommunity , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts toincrease access and inclusion and to create a community thatnurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people tojoin our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Ourpeople in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being andassuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating,supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicatedto ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being apart of our team!The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Rachael Tully [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: April 1, 2021Applications close: read more

Assistant Director of International Student Admissions

first_imgAssistant Director of International Student Admissions &ProgramsJob ID: 225340Location: Statesboro, GeorgiaFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularAbout UsJoin Our Team at Georgia Southern!Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrantcampuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving thecommunities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000students in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral leveldegree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town,the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach orsupporting our military service members and their families, GeorgiaSouthern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in anexciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal andprofessional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted toacademic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 otherGeorgia companies or institutions, as one of America’s Best MidsizeEmployers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about servingour region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars,leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and theworld.Department Information0717100 – Office of International Student Admissions &ProgramsJob SummaryThe Assistant Director provides leadership to the Office ofInternational Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) as the PrimaryDesignated School Official (PDSO) for Georgia Southern, ensuringStudent and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) compliance.Based on the Statesboro campus, the Assistant Director guides inthe analysis, interpretation and implementation of state andfederal policies related to F-1 international students, supervisingInternational Student Advisors on the Statesboro and Savannahcampuses. This position also serves as the primary departmentliaison to the College of Graduate Studies, international graduatestudent prospects and newly admitted graduate students.ResponsibilitiesPerform related duties as assigned to support the mission ofthe UniversityPlans, develops and conducts programs and workshops to supportinternational student success.Serves as the liaison for international graduate prospects andnewly admitted graduate students and for issues related to healthinsurance and taxes for all international students.Serves as a primary international student advocate/resource onfor the Statesboro and Savannah campuses.Maintain the university’s compliance with visa regulations.Serves as the senior F-1 compliance officer as the PrimaryDesignated School Official (PDSO), while maintaining UniversitySEVIS complianceLeads in the development, implementation, and assessment ofefficient daily office immigration-related processes, procedures,and policies.Oversees data management of the Student and Exchange VisitorInformation System (SEVIS) and implements internal technologyimprovements to maximize efficiency and service.Supervises International Student Advisors on the Statesboro andSavannah campuses and provides office-wide leadership.Oversees the I-20 process, communication, and support servicesfor newly admitted international students.Works within the Student and Exchange Visitor InformationSystem (SEVIS) and Terra Dotta Software.Advises students and university departments, presents options,and recommends solutions related to immigration status.Monitors compliance with federal regulations and institutionalpolicies to support student success – providing reports as needed,including the annual IIE Open Doors report. Background CheckStandard and EducationOther InformationBelieving that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute toexcellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’sacademic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed torecruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support,promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote InclusiveExcellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups,whose work furthers the institution’s Inclusive Excellence goals,and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives andbackgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at(877) 251-2644 or [email protected] of EmploymentGeorgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-FreeCommunity.Successful completion of background investigation and legalauthorization to work in the US prior to employmentMust be able to perform duties and responsibilities with orwithout reasonable accommodation Required QualificationsEducational RequirementsBachelor’s degree Knowledge, Skills, & AbilitiesABILITIESConsistently exhibit engaging customer serviceNavigate web access and email with or without reasonableaccommodationProven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office,Google, and/or applications as required for specific positionAbility to maintain confidentiality and secure sensitiveinformationAbility to work independently, prioritize and manage competingtasks timely and successfully with and without directsupervisionStrong analytical and problem-solving abilities KNOWLEDGEAdhere to University policies and procedures to meetInstitutional goals and support University’s mission for studentsuccessStrong knowledge of applicable federal and state regulation,policy, and procedures To apply, visit Required ExperienceThree or more years of related work experienceOne or more years of experience as DSO Apply Before DateMay 3, 2021Contact InformationFor more information or questions about a job posting, pleasecontact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912)478-6947 or by email at [email protected]center_img SKILLSDemonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well withdiverse populationsUse effective communication and human relations skillsDemonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required forspecific position Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of backgroundinvestigation including a criminal background check demonstratingyour eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University,as determined by Georgia Southern University in its solediscretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment historyreflected in your application materials and, if applicable, asatisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to apre-employment drug test.Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal andstate laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of thisinstitution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents(BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which areavailable for your inspection upon request.Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for theduration of employment without assistance from the UniversityEqual Employment OpportunityGeorgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to allemployees and applicant for employment without regard to race,color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,national origin, religion, age, veteran status, politicalaffiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonableaccommodations under the America with Disabilities Act toparticipate in the search process should notify Human Resources:(912) 478-6947.Other InformationMust be able to perform duties and responsibilities with orwithout reasonable accommodation.Work generally performed in office environmentWorkweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hoursServe food and stage office eventsPeriodic travel may be required Preferred QualificationsAdditional Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with F-1 federal immigration regulationsIntercultural communication and presentation skills Preferred ExperienceThree or more years of experience as DSO or PDSOSupervisory experienceInternational student recruitment or related workexperienceExperience creating and implementing programs for internationalstudentsExperience with Banner and Terra Dotta software Preferred Educational QualificationsMaster’s degree Proposed Salary$44,400 – $48,500Required Documents to AttachPlease provide three (3) professional references in theRequired Documents to Attach section of your application. jeid-f0ce07e6ddb5934aa6c9118e3e405354last_img read more

Kinchbus invests in cleaner link

first_imgKinchbus is introducing three new Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses to make its skylink fleet the cleanest it has ever been, with all 11 vehicles at Euro 6.The £525,000 additions mean the fleet on skylink Derby – linking Derby, Loughborough and Leicester to East Midlands Airport – will be all Citaro.Kinchbus cleaner skylink: (l-r) Kinchbus driving instructor Amy Newbold, general manager Alex Kerr and team leader Mark FoulstonThe buses havemore creature comforts than the vehicles leaving the fleet. There will be fee wi-fi and USB ports, plus AV next-stop announcements.Kinchbus GM Alex Kerr says: “Eight Mercedes-Benz Citaros were launched on the route in 2014, but due to demand we increased the frequency and had to use three buses that didn’t have the same green credentials.”The 24/7 route runs up to every 20 minutes and enables people to travel to thousands of existing and new jobs at and near the airport.“This investment is a sign of our commitment to cleaner buses giving existing customers a great journey experience and also tempting car drivers to make the cleaner switch. These new buses are the cleanest diesel money can buy.”The skylink fleet will achieve the Euro 6 threshold being established for buses in cities including Derby and Leicester as they move towards creating Clean Air Zones.Alex said: “Kinchbus is a locally owned independent company, meaning every decision we make is made by those with an interest in the well-being of the local community and the efficiency of the local transport system. We are doing what we can to improve the air we breathe in the communities we serve.”last_img read more

Robert Collins “Bob” Brownlee

first_img Mr. Brownlee graduated Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1953 and joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He spent Christmas of 1953 aboard a troop ship headed to Korea as a member of F/2/1 and was deployed north of the Imjim River. Upon completion of his service Sgt. Brownlee returned home to attend the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  He married Betty Trahan of New Iberia, La. and after graduation took a job with E.I. DuPont de Nemours in Kinston, North Carolina.  Later he transferred to DuPont’s Seaford plant and then finally to Sabine River Works in Orange, Texas.  He worked, initially, in maintenance but soon moved into project work specializing in high pressure extruders. He supported both the design, installation and commissioning of this equipment in joint ventures for DuPont in Japan, Germany, and The Netherlands.  He retired after 30 years with the company in 1995.Dad and Mom quickly transitioned into the retired life by purchasing a dual axle trailer as they began travelling the back roads of the United States. In support of Texas A&M football, Mom’s passion for genealogy, visiting relatives in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, or to see the great western plains – they visited 48 of the states in the Union. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, for Robert Collins Brownlee, a long-time resident of Port Arthur and patron of St. Catherine of Sienna Church and School.  Mr. Brownlee passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, after a brief illness.  The 10:00 a.m. funeral mass at St. Catherine’s Church will be led by Rev. Kevin Badeaux, friend of the family and assisted by Father Rodell Faller, Pastor of St. Catherine’s.  Entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in the Mausoleum will immediately follow.   The family will receive visitors at the church at 9:30am.Survivors include the love of his life, wife Betty of 56 years, His children: Marianna Brownlee Parks, husband Vince, children Matthew, Collin and Kathleen (Buckeye AZ); Donna Brownlee Hunter, husband Tommy, children Travis and Allison (The Woodlands TX); Robert C. Brownlee, Jr., wife Tammy, children Laney and Chastity, husband Matthew (St. Amant LA); Susan Kathryn Brownlee (Houston TX).  Survivors also include siblings Claire Brownlee Barras and Laurel Augusta Brownlee, both of Port Arthur.  He was preceded in death by parents Laurel A. Brownlee and Corine C. Conrad Brownlee. Dad was an Eagle Scout, and continued his love of Scouting by serving as Assistant Scout Master at Troop 67 sponsored by St. Catherine’s.  He spent many a long weekend at Camp Bill Stark, Camp Urland and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Ever the devout Catholic, he served the church as a member of St. Catherine Parish Council and the Beaumont Diocesan Council.   He was a member of the Evening Sertoma Club and Knights of Columbus.  He loved celebrating Mardi Gras as a member of the Mardi Gras Krewes of Aurora and Bon Temps.  He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.center_img Dad had a passion for politics, history, reading, and for life. He had a ready smile and cheerful attitude even in the worst of times. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to have his growing family around him. He never stopped leading by example as he enjoyed what he considered to be the perfect life. He’d frequently tell us, “Every day’s a holiday and every meal’s a banquet.”Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Catholic School, 3840 Woodrow Dr., Port Arthur, TX 77642 in the name of Robert C. Brownlee.last_img read more

NAHBS 2011 – Tommasini’s New VLC-2 Tube to Tube Carbon Fiber Road Bike, More

first_imgThe Tecno is their best selling frame, making up about 70% of their sales. MSRP IS $2,295 frame and fork. The Sintesi uses less expensive tubing but same build and is $200 less.It’s available in a wide range of paint schemes. The VLC-2 has an oversized tapered head tube, and the frame is available with regular or ISP seat mast. Tubing is built exclusively for Tommasini and uses their bell-shaped down tube present on many of their other bikes, including the X-Fire (shown further down this post).It uses a standard Italian-threaded BB but with an oversized shell. Fork is made by Mizuno but branded Tommasini (used by many other high end builders too).  MSRP is $4995 for frame set. No upcharge for custom geometry. Total capacity for the brand is 2,500 frames annually. 60 to 90 days lead time. Depending on what you’re looking for, Tommasini builds with all frame materials: stainless, lugged steel, tig welded steel, carbon, aluminum and titanium.The X-Fire stainless steel frame was introduced in 2010. Irio Tommasini says it’s the highest performance frame they’ve ever made. Lively feel of steel, but lighter weight. Frame is 1,350g (2.97lbs) and retails for $3695 for frame, fork and headset. They keep stock sizes on hand in five sizes, but custom orders make up about 30% of sales.center_img Tommasini showed off their VLC-2, a new tube-to-tube (T2T) carbon fiber bike built to measure for the customer.T2T let’s them not only customize the geometry but also the build type. For heavier riders, they can make it stiffer, or build it lighter for smaller riders. Full features and photos after the break.They also had their stainless steel X-Fire and classic Tecno road bikes on display, and we got pics…last_img read more

USA Triathlon hosts Youth Splash & Dash event in Colorado Springs

first_img Related Members of the USA Triathlon National Office will host children aged 7-15 this Saturday 22 August, at the 2015 USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash in Colorado Springs.Part of the nationwide 45-race USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, the event will begin at 09:00 local time at the Memorial Park Recreation Center, located at 280 South Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs. Participants aged 7-10 will cover a 100m swim and a 1K run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m swim and a 2K run.The cost to participate is US$5 for USA Triathlon members, US$20 for non-members wishing to purchase an annual USA Triathlon membership, and US$15 for non-members who wish to race without purchasing a membership. Online registration ends on Friday 21 August at noon MT, and on-site registrations (cash or check only) will be accepted on race morning between 07:30-08:45.All participants will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line and an official USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series T-shirt. Series partners include the USA Swimming Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America and the USA Triathlon Foundation. Additionally, local partners for the Colorado Springs event include Mile High Youth Corps, Road ID, Kids on Bikes and the YMCA of Pikes Peak Region.Educating youth athletes between the ages 7-15 about the multisport lifestyle is one of the primary objectives of the USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, which is focused on participation and having fun, rather than read more

Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25th

first_img Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25th Voluntary bar leaders from around the state will head to Tampa to network and share the successes and challenges faced by attorneys who volunteer in their local bar associations.The 2009 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is set for July 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa. As the theme suggests, “Cruising to Success: How to Excel as a Leader and Keep Your Bar Afloat,” the conference gives participants an opportunity to discuss leadership techniques, human resources, current issues affecting bar associations and the legal community, and helpful communication tips that will benefit bar associations.The workshop topics will include tax issues, negotiating contracts with hotels, issues affecting non-staffed bar associations, social networking, what bars are doing in these tough economic times, and much more.Online registration is available on the Bar’s Web site, The registration fee for the conference is $125, which includes CLE credit. To learn more about the conference, visit or contact Maria S. Johnson at (850) 561-5648 or via e-mail, [email protected] July 15, 2009 Regular News Bar leaders to gather in Tampa July 24-25thlast_img read more