Women’s health services face cuts in Republican bill

first_img Trump praises health care bill, but conservatives skeptical About the Author Reprints Tags Congressinsurancewomen’s health Related: By Associated Press March 10, 2017 Reprints GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood Related: WASHINGTON — Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception, and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans’ proposed bill.The legislation, which would replace much of former President Barack Obama’s health law, was approved by two House committees on Thursday. Republicans are hoping to move quickly to pass it, despite unified opposition from Democrats, criticism from some conservatives who don’t think it goes far enough, and several health groups who fear millions of Americans would lose coverage and benefits.The bill would prohibit for a year any funding to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of women’s health services, restrict abortion access in covered plans on the health exchange, and scale back Medicaid services used by many low-income women, among other changes.advertisement Associated Press Related: Most GOP lawmakers have long opposed Planned Parenthood because many of its clinics provide abortions. Their antagonism intensified after anti-abortion activists released secretly recorded videos in 2015 showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they sometimes provide fetal tissue to researchers, which is legal if no profit is made.Federal dollars comprise nearly half of the group’s annual billion-dollar budget. Government dollars don’t pay for abortions, but the organization is reimbursed by Medicaid for other services, including birth control, cancer screenings and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The group has said the vast majority of women seek out those non-abortion services.Ryan boasted this week that the bill is a “conservative wish list,” as it “ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community centers.” Democrats argue that many of the other clinics are already overloaded and would not be able to meet the increased demand for screenings and other services.Abortion coverageUnder Obama’s health law, health plans on the exchange can cover elective abortions, but they must collect a separate premium to pay for them so it’s clear that no federal funds are used. The GOP bill would go further, prohibiting the use of new federal tax credits to purchase any plan that covers abortions.That could make it more difficult for women covered under the federal exchange to find a plan that covers abortions at all, because many companies may just drop the abortion coverage if it disqualifies the entire plan from the tax credits.Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy, a Democrat, said during the Energy and Commerce Committee’s debate on the bill Thursday that he is concerned those prohibitions will extend to hospitals that do abortions, as well. Three paragraphs in the GOP’s Medicaid plan that could raise costs for the poor House Republican leaders said the bill, which is backed by President Donald Trump, will prevent higher premiums some have seen under the current law and give patients more control over their care.“Lower costs, more choices not less, patients in control, universal access to care,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.The abortion restrictions and cuts to women’s health care could draw opposition from some Republican women.Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine have both said that a prohibition on Planned Parenthood funding shouldn’t be part of the bill. Last month, before the legislation was released, Murkowski told the Alaska state legislature that she doesn’t believe that taxpayer money should go toward abortions but added, “I will not vote to deny Alaskans access to the health services that Planned Parenthood provides.”Support from Collins and Murkowski will be crucial once the bill moves to the Senate, since there are 52 Republicans and the GOP will need 50 votes to pass it.A look at how the bill would affect women’s health care:Planned ParenthoodRepublicans have tried for years to block federal payments to the group, but weren’t able to do so with Democrat Barack Obama in the White House. Now that Republican Donald Trump is president, they are adding the one-year freeze in funding to their bill. Medicaid and ‘essential health benefits’The bill would phase out the current law’s expanded Medicaid coverage for more low-income people that 31 states accepted, which is almost completely financed by federal funds. That could affect women’s health care services, including mammograms and prenatal care, for those who would lose that coverage. The legislation also repeals the requirement that state Medicaid plans must provide “essential health benefits” that are currently required, including pregnancy, maternity and newborn care for women.The legislation will still require that private health plans fund the essential health benefits, but those insurers will have more leeway as to how much is covered.Representative John Shimkus (R-Ill.) complained during the committee debate about the current law’s requirements that certain services be covered.“What about men having to purchase prenatal care?” Shimkus said in response to a question from a Democrat who asked him what mandates he was concerned about. “Is that not correct? And should they?”— Mary Clare Jalonick Washington Senator Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee, said the legislation is a “slap in the face” to women. She said it would shift more decisions to insurance companies.“You buy it thinking you will be covered, but there is no guarantee,” Murray said.advertisement HealthWomen’s health services face cuts in Republican bill Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) says the health care bill put forth by the House GOP is a “slap in the face” to women. Elaine Thompson/APlast_img read more

Two ways Fitbit could boost Google’s health ambitions

first_img @mariojoze Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Erin Brodwin and Mario Aguilar Jan. 15, 2021 Reprints What’s included? Google’s newly-finalized purchase of Fitbit is poised to provide the tech giant with a potentially lucrative toehold into two competitive markets: clinical trials and employer benefits.The $2.1 billion buy-out could give Google an edge in the race to court employers and health plans as companies seek to boost staff benefits amid the pandemic, industry observers told STAT. The acquisition also sets Google up to more closely compete with Apple in the clinical trial space using Fitbit’s devices, enabling the combined company to expand its existing research on cardiovascular, sleep, and respiratory health into new areas. Two ways Fitbit could boost Google’s health ambitions [email protected] What is it? Log In | Learn More Mario Aguilar GET STARTED About the Authors Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Erin Brodwin @erbrod Google said it has finalized its $2.1 billion deal with Fitbit. Richard Drew/AP Health Tech Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Health Tech Correspondent Mario covers health technology, with a focus on mental health care, investment, and big tech players. linkedin.com/in/erinbrodwin/ linkedin.com/in/mario-aguilar-13361235/ Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco Erin is a California-based health tech reporter and the co-author of the STAT Health Tech newsletter. [email protected] Tags clinical trialsmedical technologylast_img read more

Banks enjoy solid Q2, but growth momentum is slowing, DBRS says

first_img High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Second quarter earnings were solid for the big Canadian banks, but are expected to weaken in the months ahead against a backdrop of slower economic growth, says DRBS Ltd.In a new report, the Toronto-based rating agency said that net income for the large Canadian banks increased by 7.1% year over year in the second quarter, and by 8.9% quarter over quarter. Keywords Banking industryCompanies DBRS “Results for the Canadian personal and commercial businesses were relatively sluggish, while the U.S. and international businesses… continued to show strong volume growth,” it said.At the same time, DBRS said that the banks’ capital markets businesses rebounded, and credit quality remains sound.However, DBRS expected earnings growth “to moderate” in the rest of 2019, “given slower GDP growth in Canada relative to last year.”“Economic momentum stalled over the last two quarters, with this stagnation partly driven by temporary factors such as lower oil prices, mandated production cuts in Alberta and a bout of severe winter weather,” it said.Additionally, DBRS noted that “escalating trade tensions pose a downside risk to the outlook.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work James Langton Related news Business economic graph and chart digital illustration 123RFlast_img read more

Activities in Informal Sector Result in Slipping and Sliding of Economy – Shaw

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw has said that activities in the informal sector have contributed to the “slipping and sliding” of the economy and the negative consequences on the lives of Jamaicans.Noting that the informal sector is now 40 per cent of the entire economy, he described informal operators as people hustling to make a buck, buying and selling without paying taxes and using the proceeds of the productivity generated by others “just to get by.”The Minister was speaking, today (July 9), at an Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.Mr. Shaw explained that as a result of the informal economy, the country has not seen incremental increases in per capita income, a generally accepted measure of the wellbeing of the people of a country.The Minister compared Jamaica’s equal standing with its regional counterparts 20 years ago with today, citing per capita income of US$14,000 for Barbados, approximately US$12,000 for Trinidad and Tobago, and a paltry US$4,000 for Jamaica.Mr. Shaw said he is deeply concerned about the activities in the informal sector, which have resulted in a decline in productivity and an increase in crime.“Something is fundamentally wrong. We have been slipping and sliding and drifting for far too long like a helmless vessel and part of this drifting along has led to the spike in the crime rate in the country,” the Minister argued.He pointed out that what is fundamentally wrong within the Jamaican economy is the lack of investments in the productive sector, where a competitive advantage could be created.“It is not always original thoughts that drive the productive sector of the economy. It is doing something better than others, creating the competitive advantage both in terms of import substitution and exports,” the Minister added.He lauded the efforts of Dr. Henry Lowe, who recently registered a patent on possible cures being developed for HIV/AIDS, as well as the Ex-Im Bank in its thrust to engender a spirit of idea generation and protection, in an area that has commercial value.“The Government and the Ministry will leave no stones unturned to support those who want to take risks, by creating a nurturing environment to create more Henry Lowes,” Mr. Shaw said. RelatedActivities in Informal Sector Result in Slipping and Sliding of Economy – Shaw RelatedActivities in Informal Sector Result in Slipping and Sliding of Economy – Shaw Advertisementscenter_img Activities in Informal Sector Result in Slipping and Sliding of Economy – Shaw UncategorizedJuly 10, 2008 RelatedActivities in Informal Sector Result in Slipping and Sliding of Economy – Shawlast_img read more

Government to Establish Centre of International Sporting Excellence

first_imgRelatedGovernment to Establish Centre of International Sporting Excellence RelatedGovernment to Establish Centre of International Sporting Excellence RelatedGovernment to Establish Centre of International Sporting Excellence Government to Establish Centre of International Sporting Excellence UncategorizedAugust 26, 2008center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, says Government is committed to establishing a centre of international sporting excellence, through which new and upcoming talents in all areas of sports will be identified and provided with professional training.Government will also be strengthening institutional support to sporting organisations such as the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association, the Jamaica Olympics Association, and the Institute of Sports, to enable them to upgrade and improve their services.These disclosures were made at a meeting this morning (Aug 25), with the Olympic Homecoming Planning committee at Jamaica House. Mr. Golding said Government also wanted to look at the long term development programmes for our sportsmen and women, who have accomplished so much for the country. He said that while the committee was busy putting together the plans for the celebrations of the Olympic team’s accomplishments in Beijing, China, as well as the rewards which would be considered for them and their coaches, the Government wanted to look at long term development plans and benefits.These benefits, he said, should include the provision of health insurance, the creation of a medical centre that would address the medical needs for all areas of sporting activity, benefits for retired athletes, financial advice and management of finances, especially for those athletes whose financial status has now changed, based on their achievements at the Olympic Games.The meeting proposed the establishment of a special bank account through which organisations and individuals could make their contribution to the development of some of the programmes being proposed. The reintroduction of a well rounded physical education programme in schools, starting at the primary level was also discussed and this is to be developed in consultation with the Ministry of Education.The Prime Minister outlined the general plans for the celebrations of the homecoming of the Olympic team, but indicated that these will be finalised upon the return of Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who is scheduled to return to the island later this week from Beijing, China. Minister Grange will also be chairing the Homecoming Planning Committee.The celebratory activities are being proposed for the end of September, by which time most of the athletes would have completed participation in other competitive sporting events throughout Europe. Four days of celebrations are being proposed to include motorcades throughout the Corporate Area and the second city of Montego Bay using selected routes; grand galas in both Kingston and Trelawny; visits to communities and schools; a major reception in Kingston and a thanksgiving church service.last_img read more

CU and City to Continue Party Registration Pilot Program

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 16, 2010 The University of Colorado at Boulder and the city of Boulder today announced a second pilot party registration program designed to help students become better informed about how to host responsible gatherings while giving police and neighbors other options for resolving noise complaints. The fall program will run Friday and Saturday nights from Aug. 20 to Sept. 25.”The Boulder Police Department is excited to work with the university again on the Party Registration Program. We believe it can be beneficial for the community and the students and we are hopeful for the continued success of the program,” said Cmdr. Curtis Johnson, who oversees swing and night shift officers.The first pilot program ran from April 16 to May 8 and resulted in 14 registered parties. One party received a noise complaint and no parties received a second complaint or required police response, according to Susan Stafford, director of Off-Campus Student Services. Eight of the parties were on the Hill, three were near Table Mesa and three were in East Aurora.”Our desire with this project is for students to understand that this is a tool to help them keep their parties safe and from being unnecessarily shut down,” said Allison Foley, CU Student Government vice president for external affairs. “We want our fellow students to have the opportunity to have a great time at their parties while giving the neighborhood and the police the peace of mind that the party will be safe and under control. It truly is a win-win for all parties involved.”Under the pilot program, CU students register a party in advance with Off-Campus Student Services. When hosts sign up, they are given educational materials outlining neighborhood concerns and their responsibilities as a party host.If a noise complaint is called in during a registered party, police dispatch will notify the student hosts by calling the phone number provided and the host has a 20-minute window to break up the party. If a second complaint is received, an officer will be dispatched to the address and a citation will be issued once a violation is confirmed. Students who receive a violation may be subject to penalties in Municipal Court, through restorative justice programs, and the Office of Student Conduct at CU.Officers will continue to respond promptly to emergency situations and allegations of criminal conduct that involve more than noise or neighborhood disturbances. The 20-minute grace period will not apply in these cases.Students can register in Off-Campus Student Services in University Memorial Center room 313 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for a party on Friday or Saturday nights. Students must register in person and show their Buff OneCard. Registration is open to all CU students in neighborhoods throughout the City of Boulder. Students who register will receive a Smart Party Guide, a flier on host liability, a party checklist and information on CU’s NightRide program, as well as nonalcoholic beverages, snacks and trash bags.Evaluation of whether the program should continue will be conducted throughout the pilot, and party registration may continue past Sept. 25 if it is determined to be working. The program will be evaluated through surveys with students who have registered, surveys in cases of complaints, and community input.Community members who wish to provide feedback during the pilot should call CU Off-Campus Student Services at 303-492-7053.center_img Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

Government/Investors Earnestly Working on Portland Bight Development

first_imgMinister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon Omar Davies, says the Government is serious about implementing the Portland Bight Economic Zone and Transshipment Port.“The Administration does not pretend that it is ambivalent about the project.  We want to implement it. Both sides are seriously engaged in carrying out the necessary preliminary work for implementation,” Dr. Davies said.The Minister was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 14.He noted that the project, if finally approved for implementation, will be a major transport and logistics hub, serving both the regional and international markets.He explained that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is currently working on the detailed technical and feasibility studies, whilst the Port Authority is evaluating the proposed conditionalities.The Minister further commented that on completion of the feasibility studies, CHEC will submit Terms of Reference to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for approval to commence the environmental impact assessment.“This phase, inclusive of final designs, is expected to take approximately nine months,” Dr. Davies said.He also mentioned that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, along with his colleague ministers met with Chairman and President of ZPMC, Dr. Hailiang Song.ZPMC manufactures 70 per cent of the world’s demand for cranes used at transshipment ports.“ZPMC is seriously examining the establishment of a manufacturing facility in the economic zone which will fabricate these cranes for the Caribbean and Latin American markets,” Dr. Davies informed.Meanwhile, the Transport Minister stated that even whilst the preliminary work proceeds, all regulatory processes will be duly followed.“Only when these approvals are in place will a final decision be taken on the project by the Cabinet,” Dr. Davies said.He added that the activities being contemplated in the Portland Bight area are complementary to the activities being pursued for the privatisation of the Kingston Container Terminal. Advertisements Government/Investors Earnestly Working on Portland Bight DevelopmentJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedGovernment Moving Ahead With Bernard Lodge Housing Scheme – Dr. Davies RelatedData System for Sex Offenders Registry Completed RelatedJEEP Component of MIDP to Provide Employment for 20,000center_img Government/Investors Earnestly Working on Portland Bight Development Sectoral Debate 2014/2015May 16, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, injects some humour in his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 14. Story HighlightsMinister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon Omar Davies, says the Government is serious about implementing the Portland Bight Economic Zone and Transshipment Port.The project, if finally approved for implementation, will be a major transport and logistics hub, serving both the regional and international markets.CHEC will submit Terms of Reference to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for approval to commence the environmental impact assessment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

Army Chow

first_imgI was truly honored to be asked to cook dinner for 40 Army National Guardsmen (and women) last week. As I pulled into their armory headquarters with a tow-behind huge honkin’ grill, the master sergeant who arranged for me to cook there greeted me as if I were five-star brass. And every single soldier, ranked or unranked, addressed me as “sir.” A terrific evening, really, but I’ll save the best for last. There are federal and state purchasing guidelines about how much can be spent per person for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My creativity was really put to the test because the request was for a steak dinner. This dinner, after all, was a reward to a hard-working company of men and women just back from training maneuvers. So that “tow-behind huge honkin’ grill” was built from scratch by a friend of a friend and loaned to me for this occasion. If this Army wants steak, they’ll get steak. And we’ll make a show of it with a huge honkin’ grill and a scorching hot fire. The last time I cooked so many steaks, I was the guest chef at a hotel in northern Montana. It was Valentine’s Day and rib-eyes were on the menu. I took charge of the grill that evening and much to my dismay, 58 of the 64 orders for steak were for medium well or well done. To my way of thinking, that’s a tragic waste of prime beef. And what usually happens in the restaurant world is that when an order for well done comes into the kitchen, the poorest cuts will be used because how will the diner know the difference? If you like your beef medium well or well done, may I suggest that you order it medium? Taste it and if it’s not to your liking, send it back to be cooked more. At least you’ll get the advertised cut and not something the kitchen would like to dispose of. Of the 40 young soldiers I cooked for, 25 asked for medium rare, 13 asked for medium, one asked for medium well and one asked for rare. Now that’s my idea of the kind of steak eaters I like cooking for! How I wish that I could have provided them with larger portions. As I pointed out earlier, there are cost guidelines one must follow, so if steak is on a menu, then it’s going to be kind of thin. When I cut steaks, I like them about an inch to an inch and a quarter thick. At that thickness they can spend enough time on the grill for me to put grill marks on each side and cook each one specifically to order. That’s the No. 1 question I usually get when beef is on the menu. How does a skilled grill cook or chef know when the meat is ready without using a meat thermometer? Actually, it’s done by touch. As beef cooks, it shrinks – a natural reaction to heat from collagen and protein and fat. So here’s how a kitchen professional knows when a steak is medium rare, or medium, etc.: If you hold your hand up with the fingers slightly apart (as if you were signaling “five” to someone), feel the muscle just below the thumb. It’s soft and pliable. That’s what rare beef feels like. Touch the index finger to the tip of the thumb. Feel the muscle. That’s medium rare. Touch the middle finger to the tip of the thumb. That’s medium. The ring finger to the tip of the thumb is medium well and the pinkie is well done. This really only works for beef. Other meats, especially poultry, require the use of an instant read thermometer. Earlier, I promised to tell you what the “best” part of cooking for this group of Army Guardsmen was. After the meal was over, the master sergeant came to me and said he would put together a KP detail and they would wash and scrub all of my pans and utensils. Thank you, Sarge, for that KP detail. What a treat. Thank you, National Guard. Thank you for calling me sir, for enjoying the food I prepared for you, and for what you do for our country. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

May says frictionless Brexit is necessary for people in Donegal

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th May says frictionless Brexit is necessary for people in Donegal The last few days have been the most difficult in the Brexit process, according to Fine Gael’s European Spokesperson Neale Richmond.It comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a fiery speech to her Tory party at the end of their annual conference.Mrs May said she was not afraid of leaving the EU without a deal on Brexit, and she won’t accept any separation of Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.In her speech the Prime Minister said for those living along the border in Donegal a frictionless Brexit is necessary:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/brexit7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday October 3rdNext articleColeraine score late to defeat champions Slaughtneil News Highland Twitter By News Highland – October 3, 2018 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Major International Youth Championships Announced for 2018

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Equestrian stars of the future have been given a major boost with the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup™ Final and four youth Championships in Reining and the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing announced for 2018 in Belgium, France and the USA.The allocation of these key events have come just a week after the FEI held its first ever youth session at the annual FEI Sports Forum attended by 250 sports experts and equestrian stakeholders from over 50 nations in the Olympic capital of Lausanne (SUI).“Maximising opportunities for our young athletes to compete internationally is key to the growth of equestrian sport and so is creating the stepping stones to becoming a future Olympic and senior champion,” FEI President and IOC Member Ingmar De Vos said. “The youth are our future and are of central importance to the FEI and the equestrian community as a whole.”Athletes aged between 12 to 21 years from around the world will compete at the five events allocated by the FEI Bureau, which is responsible for the general direction of the International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale):FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup™ Final – Opglabbeek (BEL), September 6-9FEI Jumping North American Youth Championships and FEI Dressage North American Championship for Young Riders, Juniors & Children – North Salem (USA), August 1-5FEI Eventing North American Championship for Young Riders, Juniors & Children – Kalispell (USA), July 18-22FEI Reining European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors – Lyon (FRA), October 31 – November 1“The FEI is fully capitalising on youth-based events, engaging with young audiences and demonstrating the values of equestrian sport, and sport in general,” continued Ingmar De Vos.“Youth is a principal pillar of Olympic Agenda 2020 and for the FEI has always been a major focus. Together with our 133 National Federations around the world we are focusing on creating the best opportunities for our young athletes to secure long and successful equestrian careers.” Horse Sport Enews 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. 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. SIGN UP last_img read more