Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival continued on Saturday, March 6, marking another top placing this week for the USA’s Nick Wagman and Don John in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by The Dutta Corp. AGDF 8 concludes on 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 globaldressagefestival.com.Wagman and Don John, Beverly Jean Gepfer’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, claimed another personal best, this time a 77.319%, which brought tears of joy to the Californian’s eyes after a week of winning performances.“This one hasn’t sunk in yet,” revealed Wagman. “I think it’s going to take a moment to process this! I was more concerned about the rain all day and then to go and pull off a ride like this is just WOW! A lot of credit goes to him; he really pulled it together, and we didn’t let each other down… or I didn’t let him down, that’s a better way to put it.”The middle of the class was put on an hour-long hold due to rain, and Wagman explained that “DJ” was hot in warmup, but handled it all like a pro.Wagman reviewed, “I went in there and DJ was really hot in the warmup and it was a little muddy from the rain, but as soon as I went into that arena, he was just totally with me. I went in and was like, ‘Ok, we got this!’ For me, it’s just about trying to ride a clean test, and actually I think I pushed for a little more brilliance, and that all seemed to kind of fall into place today.”The pair has been together for several years and began competing internationally together in 2015. Their partnership has had its share of obstacles, but today Wagman noted that their journey together means more to him than he could truly comprehend.“We’ve been through so much,” he expressed. “He’s just so amazing. I’m filled with emotion. We’ve come from first level to this. We have been through the wringer and back. Just when you think you’re back on track, something else happens, so we’ve just had this rollercoaster ride. It could all change tomorrow, but just to know that we really can do it feels amazing.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by The Dutta Corp. went to Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz, earning a personal best with 71.447%,while Diane Creech (CAN) and Chrevi’s Christo, Louise Leatherdale and Diane Creech’s 2003 Danish warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo, finished in third place with a 71.277%.Earlier in the day, Germany’s Kevin Kohmann and Equitas LLC’s 2010 KWPN stallion by Amazing Star, Five Star, dominated once more, this time in the FEI Intermediaire-I Freestyle CDI3* with a score of 78.420%. 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 75.875%. Dongseon Kim (KOR) rounded out the top three with his own 2012 Rheinlander stallion Lord Nunes by Lord Loxley I, with a score of 73.930%.Christine Landry (USA) topped the FEI Intermediaire-I CDI1* on her own Santino, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Scolari, with 67.510%. Stephen Birchall (USA) earned second place with D’Amore, Joyce Ryder and Birchall’s 2008 KWPN mare by Dayano, riding to a 67.990%. Benjamin Ebeling (USA) took third on Bellini, ACR Enterprises Inc.’s 2009 Hanoverian mare by Bertoli W, with a 66.961%.Competition at AGDF 8 will conclude on Sunday after a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Junior Rider Freestyle, the FEI Young Rider Freestyle, and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 before the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services beginning at 11:25 p.m. The awards for the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships will take place at 12:30 p.m. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.Final Results: FEI Grand Prix CDI3* Special, presented by The Dutta Corp.:1. Nick Wagman (USA) on Don John, Beverly Jean Gepfer’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN: 77.447, 77.979, 75.319, 77.660, 78.191; 77.319%2. Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz: 74.362, 68.936, 70.319, 72.128, 71.489; 71.447%3. Diane Creech (CAN) on Chrevi’s Christo, Louise Leatherdale and Diane Creech’s 2003 Danish warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo: 70.745, 69.787, 71.064, 71.277, 73.511; 71.277%4. Jessica Howington (USA) on Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall: 71.702, 71.596, 70.426, 69.468, 69.787; 70.596%5. Pablo Gomez Molina (ESP) on Ulises De Ymas, Yeguada De Ymas S.L. and Cristina Danguillecourt’s 2010 PRE gelding by Seni Indio: 70.426, 70.213, 69.574, 70.745, 71.489; 70.489%6. Michael Pineo (USA) on Farrington, his own 2010 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 69.468, 67.979, 68.298, 70.319, 68.511; 68.915%7. Jill Irving (CAN) on Degas 12, Jill Irving and Windhaven Farm’s 2002 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro: 67.766, 69.574, 68.191, 69.255, 69.043; 68.766%8. Ariana Chia (CAN) on Fiderflame, her own 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz: 68.723, 66.170, 66.064, 69.468, 65.532; 67.191%9. Michael Bragdell (USA) on Qredit Hilltop, Hilltop Farm, Inc.’s 2008 Oldenburg stallion by Quarterback: 64.681, 64.787, 62.553, 66.596, 66.170; 64.957%10. Dongseon Kim (KOR) on Diamond Royale, his own 2007 Oldenburg mare by Diamond Hit: 61.809, 60.967, 60.638, 63.617, 60.745; 61.553% Tags: Dressage, Diane Creech, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Chrevis Christo, FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, Nick Wagman, Don John, 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. 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Share this article Authorities View post tag: Type 212A View post tag: German Navy View post tag: TKMS Back to overview,Home naval-today German submarine U35 damages X-rudder off Norway October 19, 2017 The German Navy’s fifth Type 212A submarine ‘U35’ has damaged one of the blades on her X-shaped rudder during deepwater tests off the coast of Norway.The U35 is now at the TyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel where it is being assessed for damages.According to the German Navy, the accident happened on October 15 while the U35 was conducting tests in the challenging waters off the coast of Kristiansand.With the U35 out of the water for assessments, the German Navy now has no fully operational submarines at its disposal. Four out of six submarines in the fleet are at the Kiel shipyard for various repairs and overhauls.The German Navy expects to have three to four operational submarines from mid-2018.The limited availability of submarines was caused by a lack of spare parts due to budget constraints, the navy said.The U35 was commissioned into the navy on March 23, 2015, as the first improved Type 212A submarine specifically optimized for deployments around the world. The boat has a bigger reservoir, improved air-conditioning and a new combat system.By: Faris Pasić View post tag: U35 German submarine U35 damages X-rudder off Norway
Skills Minister Anne Milton announced today (12 October 2018) the first 37 providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme, which has been set up to help recruit the best and brightest candidates from industry into the post-16 and further education workforce and support an ongoing exchange between industry and FE.The colleges and providers, in areas ranging from Cumbria and Northumberland, to Kent and Norwich, will aim to recruit the country’s first 80 TTF teachers from specific sectors and encourage them to retrain to work in those institutions.Alongside the support to train new teachers, 20 innovative projects are also being funded totalling over £900,000 to explore how industry and the further education sector can work together to make sure students gain the knowledge and skills businesses really need.Taking Teaching Further was launched in June as a pilot programme to further boost the quality of the post-16 teaching workforce by bringing in more diverse experiences and skills.The scheme represents one part of the government’s wider investment in the further education sector as it prepares to introduce the first gold standard T Level qualifications from 2020 – high-quality technical courses equivalent to A levels. T Levels will provide young people with the cutting-edge skills and experience they need to secure a good job or progress into further training.Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: The Taking Teaching Further programme shows how our sector is rising to the challenge of building the country’s future. This programme will add significant impetus to the recruitment of world-class teachers and trainers into FE who combine teaching excellence with hands-on industry experience. Those who have been successful in this first tranche will set a new benchmark for bringing in talent and expertise to improve technical teaching and support the development of our brilliant FE workforce. Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation David Russell said: Taking Teaching Further focuses on supporting priority sectors, including the first T Level subjects to be taught –Education and Childcare, Digital, and Construction – as well as Engineering and Manufacturing and other STEM subjects. The next round will open for applications in December.The first 3 T Levels will be taught in more than 50 colleges from 2020, with the remaining 22 phased in after that. This landmark reform will provide young people with a genuine choice between technical and academic education post-16.Colleges and FE providers to host the first TTF teachers: DfE enquiries Colleges and FE providers to run first projects: Abingdon and Witney College Bath College Blackburn College Bournemouth and Poole College Calderdale College DN Colleges Group East Kent College Genius Solutions Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network Harlow College Learning Skills Partnership London South East Colleges North Kent College Northampton College Petroc College Sandwell College The Consortium of Vocational & Educational Trainers (COVET) The Isle of Wight College Walsall College Weston College Blackpool and the Fylde College Bridgwater and Taunton College Buckinghamshire College Group Calderdale College Capital City College Group City College Norwich City College Plymouth East Kent College Grimsby Institute Kirklees College Lakes College Learning Skills Partnership Leicester College Northampton College Northumberland County Council Oldham College Petroc College Reaseheath College St Helens Chamber Tameside College Wakefield College Walsall College West Suffolk College Central newsdesk – for journalists 020 7783 8300 Attracting talented people to teach in Further education has never been more important. We are transforming technical education in this country with the introduction of new T Levels. We want staff with industry skills to pass on their expertise to the next generation. I’m thrilled that we have a chance to bring industry to colleges and it will be exciting to see the differences they can make to their colleges and the students they teach. Further education changes lives, and our inspiring teachers are a huge part of that. General enquiries – for members of the public 0370 000 2288