Bethel opens housing to retain city workers

first_imgHousing | Local Government | SouthwestBethel opens housing to retain city workersDecember 9, 2015 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel Share:The Willow Place Apartments entryway. (Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK)Jobs in rural Alaska are often seen as a career stepping stone. Professionals take a job for a year, maybe two, and leave. They take career skills and experience with them rather than reinvesting in the community. The high turnover rate prevents institutional knowledge from accumulating and community trust in its professionals from strengthening.How to break the cycle and retain workers is one of rural Alaska’s most vexing puzzles. The community of Bethel thinks it’s got one piece figured out.The view outside a Willow Place apartment window. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)Walking into the room, the first thing I notice is the view — a fringe of willows and then miles of snowy tundra. The window belongs to one of six new apartments, specifically constructed for public safety, education and health professionals in Bethel.The idea is by providing high quality, affordable housing, Bethel can better recruit and retain personnel.Bethel Community Services Foundation Executive Director Michelle DeWitt inside the Willow Place Apartments. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)Bethel Community Services Foundation led the project. The group wants to address community issues, and Executive Director Michelle DeWitt says housing sits high on that list.“When people leave positions here,” DeWitt said, “housing is often at the root of one of their challenges or one of their areas of dissatisfaction. We have a lack of new, appropriate, nice housing.”These apartments are nice — wood pattern floors and cabinets, modern appliances, high energy conservation ratings and, of course, the scenic views.Mayor Rick Robb was also impressed.“Well this is beautiful,” Robb said. “There’s no doubt. Course it’s brand new, all redone, so it’s beautiful. This was kind of a white elephant, kind of an albatross. It’s been totally renovated.”Bethel Mayor Rick Robb. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK)The building was once a daycare center, left vacant several years ago. The push to revitalize an older building helped attract one of the project’s funders — the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.For over a decade, the corporation has funded housing projects for teachers, health professionals and public safety workers across rural Alaska to decrease turnover. So far, the program has shown success with teacher retention.Derrick Chan is a planner with AHFC and said the key to keeping workers long term is getting them to stay past their first year.“If a person works in an area beyond that one-year period,” Chan said, “they’re less likely to transition out. We’re really trying to provide an environment where they can call home, and at the end of the day, they have a place to kick their feet up. They feel welcome.”Bethel City Manager Ann Capela said that initial welcome can make or break a new employee’s first impression.“This is a true story. We had an employee come, take a job at Bethel. We had no place to put him up for the night. We put him up at the annex. He looked at his surroundings, and he left on the first flight in the morning,” Capela said.The city’s newest hire, a firefighter EMT, will have a different experience. He arrived this week with his family and moved directly into one of the units. It’s a step up from the fire department’s usual protocol of housing new recruits in the fire station for their first month.Fire Chief Bill Howell hopes the apartments will attract more workers.“I would think this is definitely helpful from a recruiting standpoint,” Howell said. “You know, a lot of the times, people have the financial resources to get housing in Bethel, and they just can’t find it.”DeWitt said she’ll consider the housing successful if people stay past one year.“I’d be really excited if we had people who were in the units for 18 months to two years,” DeWitt said, “and I’d be even more excited if they left the units to purchase a home in our community. Retention is a really positive thing. When you have quality people in important positions, the outcomes are better for everyone.”The units opened on Nov. 30 and already four of the six spaces are occupied. Tenants include the firefighter, two police officers, and a community safety patrol officer and their families.Share this story:last_img read more

Former adviser to Gov. Bill Walker buys Cook Inlet gas producer for $15 million

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | SouthcentralFormer adviser to Gov. Bill Walker buys Cook Inlet gas producer for $15 millionDecember 18, 2019 by Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce and Anchorage Daily News Share:Furie Operating Alaska’s Julius R Platform, installed in 2015 in Cook Inlet. Furie filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 9 and was purchased at a court auction by former Gov. Bill Walker’s oil and gas adviser John Hendrix for $15 million. (Photo courtesy Anchorage Daily News via Furie Operating Alaska)It appears Furie Operating Alaska LLC will have a new owner but someone who is familiar to Alaska.Alaska’s Energy Desk reporter Rashah McChesney talked to Alaska Journal of Commerce Reporter Elwood Brehmer about the deal.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Hex LLC won a Dec. 5 bankruptcy auction to purchase the small Cook Inlet natural gas producer for $15 million, according to court filings.Hex LLC submitted its initial filings for a business license with the state Commerce Department Nov. 23 and is owned by former Gov. Bill Walker’s oil and gas adviser John Hendrix, according to those filings.Hendrix was general manager of Apache Corp.’s operations in Cook Inlet prior to working in the Walker administration.Houston-based Apache left Alaska in 2016 as the company prioritized its global operations during the bottom of the downturn in oil prices.Texas-based Furie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Aug. 9 in federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. According to the company’s bankruptcy petition, Furie owed lenders approximately $440 million when it filed for Chapter 11 protection and was also owed roughly $105 million in refundable tax credits from the State of Alaska.Hendrix did not return calls seeking comment in time for this story.Furie operates the Kitchen Lights Unit in central Cook Inlet and has contracts to supply Homer Electric Association and Enstar Natural Gas. Furie also signed a contract with Chugach Electric Association in 2017 to supply the Anchorage electric utility with firm gas shipments beginning in 2023.The company installed the Julius R platform in the Kitchen Lights field in 2015, which at the time was the first new development platform the Inlet in several decades.Furie officials said in 2017 they planned to work on developing oil prospects in the Kitchen Lights gas field, but those plans were largely scuttled because of the state’s delay in repaying millions of dollars in oil and gas tax credits the company earned for its previous work, according to the company’s filings with the state Division of Oil and Gas.In late 2017, former Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack issued a default notice to Furie for allegedly not conducting the work the company claimed it would in prior development plans. Furie’s work in 2018 was sufficient to resolve the default, according to Oil and Gas records.The financial challenges were nearly continuous for the company, which had net gas sales of $25.4 million and absorbed a net loss of $58.5 million in 2017, according to the bankruptcy filings. The situation worsened in 2018 when the company sold $42.8 million of natural gas but took a loss of nearly $152 million.Furie lost $21.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, when a freeze-up in a gas production pipeline kept the company from supplying HEA and Enstar with gas for more than a month. Once gas deliveries resumed, Furie was only able to supply Enstar with less-than-contracted amounts for several months as well.The utilities purchased gas from other area producers and drew on reserves stored in the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility commonly known as CINGSA.Alaska Pipeline Co., a sister company to Enstar under joint owner SEMCO Energy Inc., filed a letter with the bankruptcy court Dec. 17 claiming the company’s rights to secure assurances that Hex LLC can meet the terms of Furie’s gas contract.The letter states that APC is in discussions with Hex to obtain the assurances it needs that Hex can perform under the contract.This story was originally published by the Anchorage Daily News and is republished here with permission.Share this story:last_img read more

Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Friday, May 14

first_imgAdvertisement Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Tuesday, June 1 June 2, 2021 Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Wednesday, June 2 June 3, 2021 Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Friday, May 28 May 31, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid daily totals Advertisement Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Friday, May 14. Additional case data compares to the previous update.TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,286,203 (+3,590)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 36,719 (+71)TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 131,405 (+226)LEE COUNTY – 71,878 (+147) | 984 (+3)COLLIER COUNTY – 36,344 (+38) | 538 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –13,079 (+30) | 425 (+0)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,778 (+8) | 83 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,362 (+2) | 93 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 964 (+1) | 19 (+0) Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Thursday, June 3 June 4, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Return to research: A new normal for the Labbe Lab

first_imgPublished: June 26, 2020 • By Oksana Schuppan For approximately three months, many researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been working remotely. Now, they are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. While away, researchers said they adapted quickly and overcame unique challenges, and as they return, they look forward to claiming a new normal in their labs and moving forward in their research.Above: Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe.Top: Graduate students Cory Rogers and Sadie Stutzman at work in the Labbe Lab. Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe’s lab develops robust chemical kinetic models, using state-of-the-art theoretical methods to accurately unravel chemistry relevant to practical energy problems. These computational models, combined with various experiments, assist in unraveling how fuels operate in extreme temperature and pressure environments found in engines, turbines and rocket thrusters. Her work is used to help develop new technology to increase fuel efficiency, decrease harmful emissions and reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources.Below, Labbe shares about her return to research.How many people are currently back to work in your lab? What’s the general mood about returning?We have three students and myself returning to lab. The students are so excited. Getting back into the lab has brought back a sense of normalcy to my experimental crew.How is your lab restarting research after two months away? What are your priorities now, and how have they shifted?Restarting is definitely a challenge. We don’t have experiments that you can just turn on. We have been working for over three weeks now, and our system is still not 100 percent back up and running. Hopefully we’ll be back to taking data in a week. With that, we’re now over three months behind on getting data, and we’re trying to prioritize work based on deadlines and critical needs as we start to play catch-up. It will be a tough summer getting back on track.What changes, postponements or issues did you face in your research? Were you able to do any work remotely?My group is lucky. We are both an experimental and a theory and modeling group. With that, many of my students didn’t have much of a change other than work location. The others were remotely trained to help with modeling work that would support their experimental efforts. So while we’re behind on taking data and submitting journal articles, we were able to stay productive.We did not have any critical employees who remained working during this time. To us, health was priority number one, so while we fell behind, it seemed like the right thing to do.What precautions are you taking to stay safe?We aligned our lab safety operating procedure with that of the Department of Energy national labs, which includes mandatory mask and glove wearing, maintaining six feet of distance, daily thermometer readings, lab cleaning three times per day and more. We even have guidance on how to assess the way new stressors can impact work. For example, wearing PPE all day can be a distraction and could affect safety, so I’ve asked students to periodically check in with themselves to make sure we operate our equipment safely.What are the biggest challenges as you restart? How will you address them?Our biggest challenges are catching up and getting one-on-one time with my students. While I’ve tried to be available as much as possible for my students, it’s still much different going over procedures via Zoom rather than teaching someone hands-on, in person.Have you noticed any “silver linings” to your time away from campus?The biggest silver lining was that despite our wedding being canceled, my husband and I got married on our back porch. Our family and friends couldn’t be there, but being home let us have a pseudo-extended honeymoon staycation together.  CU Boulder is in the midst of a phased return to on-campus research and creative work in summer 2020. In this series, CU Engineering researchers share tips, tricks and takeaways as they navigate a new approach to research prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Categories:Thermo Fluid SciencesGraduate StudentsTags:Nicole Labbe Share Share via FacebookShare via TwitterShare via LinkedInlast_img read more

St. Thomas Law hosts Project Citizen Fair and Competition

first_imgSt. Thomas Law hosts Project Citizen Fair and Competition SHEREA L. RANDLE, public sector career counselor at St. Thomas University School of Law Office for Career Development, hosted the 2019 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Project Citizen Fair and Competition. Through the Project Citizen program, middle and high school aged students identify community problems, research alternative policies to resolve the problem, develop public policy, and work to implement a plan of action. There were a wide range of public policy topics presented for the Project Citizen Fair and Competition, including recycling electronic devices, mental-health concerns, gun violence, saving grey hounds, and privacy laws for educators. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., was the guest speaker for the event. May 03, 2019 News in Photoslast_img read more

Rahm keeping blinders on at Torrey

first_imgSAN DIEGO – The drive over to Torrey Pines from Palm Springs, Calif., takes about two and a half hours, which was plenty of time for Jon Rahm’s new and ever-evolving reality to sink in. The Spaniard arrived in Southern California for a week full of firsts. The Farmers Insurance Open will mark the first time he’s defended a title on the PGA Tour following his dramatic breakthrough victory last year, and it will also be his first tournament as the game’s second-best player, at least according to the Official World Golf Ranking. Rahm’s victory last week at the CareerBuilder Challenge, his second on Tour and fourth worldwide tilt over the last 12 months, propelled the 23-year-old to No. 2 in the world, just behind Dustin Johnson. His overtime triumph also moved him to within four rounds of unseating DJ atop the global pecking order. It’s impressive for a player who at this point last year was embarking on his first full season as a professional, but then Rahm has a fool-proof plan to keep from getting mired in the accolades of his accomplishments. “It’s kind of hard to process it, to be honest, because I live my day-to-day life with my girlfriend and my team around me and they don’t change their behavior based on what I do, right?” he said on Tuesday at Torrey Pines. “They’ll never change what they think of me. So I really don’t know the magnitude of what I do until I go outside of my comfort zone.” Head down and happy has worked perfectly for Rahm, who has finished outside the top 10 in just three of his last 10 starts and began 2018 with a runner-up showing at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and last week’s victory. According to the world ranking math, Rahm is 1.35 average ranking points behind Johnson and can overtake DJ atop the pack with a victory this week at the Farmers Insurance Open; but to hear his take on his ascension one would imagine a much wider margin. “I’ve said many times, beating Dustin Johnson is a really, really hard task,” Rahm said. “We all know what happened last time he was close to a lead in a tournament on the PGA Tour.” Farmers Insurance Open: Articles, photos and videos Rahm certainly remembers. It was just three weeks ago in Maui when he birdied three of his first six holes, played the weekend at Kapalua in 11 under and still finished eight strokes behind Johnson. And last year at the WGC-Mexico Championship when Rahm closed his week with rounds of 67-68 only to finish two strokes off Johnson’s winning pace, or a few weeks later at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play when he took Johnson the distance in the championship match only to drop a 1-up decision to the game’s undisputed heavyweight. As far as Rahm has come in an incredibly short time – at this point last year he ranked 137th in the world – it is interesting that it’s been Johnson who has had an answer at every turn. He knows there’s still so much room for improvement, both physically and mentally, and no one would ever say Rahm is wanting for confidence, but after so many high-profile run-ins with Johnson, his cautious optimism is perfectly understandable. “I’ll try to focus more on what’s going on this week rather than what comes with it if I win,” he reasoned when asked about the prospect of unseating Johnson, who isn’t playing this week. “I’ll try my best, that’s for sure. Hopefully it happens, but we all know how hard it is to win on Tour.” If Rahm’s take seems a tad cliché given the circumstances, consider that his aversion to looking beyond the blinders is baked into the competitive cake. For all of his physical advantages, of which there are many, it’s his keen ability to produce something special on command that may be even more impressive. Last year at Torrey Pines was a quintessential example of this, when he began the final round three strokes off the lead only to close his day with a back-nine 30 that included a pair of eagles. “I have the confidence that I can win here, whereas last year I knew I could but I still had to do it,” he said. “I hope I don’t have to shoot 30 on the back nine to win again.” Some will point to Rahm’s 60-footer for eagle at the 72nd hole last year as a turning point in his young career, it was even named the best putt on Tour by one publication despite the fact he won by three strokes. But Rahm will tell you that walk-off wasn’t even the best shot he hit during the final round. Instead, he explained that the best shot of the week, the best shot of the year, came on the 13th hole when he launched a 4-iron from a bunker to 18 feet for eagle, a putt that he also made. “If I don’t put that ball on the green, which is actually a lot harder than making that putt, the back nine charge would have never happened and this year might have never happened, so that shot is the one that made everything possible,” he explained. Rahm’s ability to embrace and execute during those moments is what makes him special and why he’s suddenly found himself as the most likely contender to Johnson’s throne even if he chooses not to spend much time thinking about it.last_img read more

News / Stakeholders put their heads together to solve port of Antwerp barge congestion

first_img© Daniël Leppens “This is an excellent, future-oriented plan that will benefit the entire port and the barge community.”Over the past month, barges have continued to experience long delays and yesterday Contargo warned customers its vessels were facing delays of 24-36 hours.SeasC4U’s Gunther Ginckels told The Loadstar the decisions taken by the port authority were the right ones to address the problem.“Let us not moan that it has taken so long and, above all, let us not pretend that it will not change anything,” said Mr Ginckels. “So far, I’d consider these efforts as an eight-out-of-ten, but, as Frere Jacques says, ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’.”Under the agreement, the inland terminals will apply an integrated planning approach as well as the reintroduction of a barge traffic system (BTS). Importantly, the deal also includes a pledge to consolidate freight volumes, which the port said would make it possible for barges to have larger call sizes at shipping terminals.“Here too, there will be a trial period as of October, during which the minimum call size has been set at 30 containers,” said a port authority spokesperson.“To help barges transition to larger calls, the government and the port authority have introduced temporary operational and financial subsidies which will gradually taper off.”Efforts are  also under way to improve the digitisation and centralisation of data, which the spokesperson said would “permit more proactive planning and follow-up”.According to the port, IT service provider NxtPort will take the lead in implementing this digital strategy but Mr Ginckels called on it not to “reinvent the wheel”.“We should see what ICT solutions are already on the shelf that can be rolled out instantly – which would reduce the need for major cultural changes,” he said. “The process will benefit from the earliest possible exchange and sharing of information, and it remains to be seen whether NxtPort can play a role in this.”Additionally, the port authority said, it would be working on various “peripheral” measures to improve efficiencies, including ways of dealing with dock labour shortages.However, Mr Ginckels suggested these measures – which have included a recent campaign to make working in the port more attractive – were “too little, too late”.“[The port] really needed one year and 40 workshops to take action and overcome this acute shortage,” he added. “The sun is already shining; it will soon be summer holidays again and the trade unions don’t give a damn that there is insufficient working capacity.” Port of Antwerp stakeholders have committed to improving barge transport services at the Belgian gateway, signing up to “a roadmap of structural changes”.The agreement comes nine months after a declaration of intent to address logjams that left some shipments waiting more than a week to be unloaded.Chief executive Jacques Vandermeiren said financial and operational investments pledged under the new agreement attested to how seriously the issue was being taken.“This mode of transport is a crucial player in the economical, sustainable and mobility friendly model that the port of Antwerp aims for,” he said. “I would like to thank all parties involved for their unremitting efforts, their expertise and their final result.center_img By Alexander Whiteman 20/04/2018last_img read more

First Solar restates commitment to Japan

first_imgFirst Solar restates commitment to JapanArizona-based manufacturer First Solar says it is committed to the Japanese market. The Tokyo government sparked fears over its FIT regime after announcing a big reduction in its GHG reduction targets last week. November 22, 2013 Max Hall Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share U.S. solar manufacturer First Solar has reaffirmed its commitment to the Japanese market in the wake of Tokyo’s announcement of a retreat from its Kyoto Protocol greenhous gas (GHG) emission targets. The Japanese government grabbed the headlines a week ago when it announced at the UN’s COP 19 conference of parties climate change summit in Warsaw that it would be rowing back its GHG emission targets as a result of the post-Fukushima shutdown of its nuclear reactors. But, despite fears the change in policy would have a knock-on effect on a solar market which has become a magnet for developers thanks to the world’s most generous FIT regime, First Solar’s Steve Krum told pv magazine the Tempe-based company is committed to Japan. “First Solar invests in markets where solar power addresses a fundamental need on a long-term basis,” said Krum, from First Solar’s investor relations department. “In Japan, solar power can provide clean and safe power, filling a gap currently created by idle nuclear, and helping make Japan independent of natural gas imports. We believe solar power can help address Japan’s unique energy needs over the long-term. “We believe Japan is going to become one of the key solar markets in the world. 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Poland Pips Ukraine in Furusiyya Leg at Linz

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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. Poland pinned Ukraine into runner-up spot in a cliff-hanger of a competition at the fourth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series in Linz (AUT) today. The swings of fortune in this team sport are the stuff of legend, and as so often happens the result rested on the shoulders on the last man into the ring. But although he dropped the bogey fence on the track and also picked up a time fault, Polish anchor Krzysztof Ludwiczak clinched it for his side who have high hopes for the remainder of the Europe Division 2 season.This 13-team contest was full of drama, and Australia, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia and Lithuania were already sidelined when only the top eight nations returned in the second round. The Norwegian foursome were lying a close second at the halfway stage but had to settle for third place in the final analysis, ahead of Spain and Japan in joint-fourth spot, the host nation in sixth, a gallant three-member team from Luxembourg in seventh and Russia in eighth place.There was a great sense of achievement for the winning side tonight. “We always thought it was possible for us to win today, and we’ve done it – we have great team spirit!” said Polish pathfinder, Michal Kazmierczak.Skill and accuracyAustrian course designer, Franz Madl, presented a track with a combination of delicate verticals and strong oxers that tested skill and accuracy. The bogey fence of the day was the light blue wavy planks at fence three which fell consistently, but, as Kazmierczak explained this evening, judgement of distance and pace also proved crucial to success. “There were two difficult lines – one before the triple combination where you could go on six or seven (strides) and at the double where you could go on seven, eight or even sometimes nine – there were a lot of mistakes at these fences” he explained.Both Austria’s Astrid Kniefel (Royal des Bissons) and Slovakia’s Patrik Majher (Caliber) were eliminated at the Longines double at fence nine in the first round, while many riders also found the turnback to the wall at fence 11 something of a challenge, and Australian chances took an early hammering when experienced pathfinder, Chris Chugg, had a run-out here with Cera Cassiago.Counting only a single time fault from Kazmierczak the Polish team was out in front at the halfway stage, but the Norwegians were close behind carrying just two time faults while Ukraine and Japan were next in line with eight faults apiece. Japanese anchor rider, Taizo Sugitani, provided arguably the greatest excitement of the entire day with a spectacular leap from his 17-year-old gelding Avenzio who went into helicopter mode on take-off at the open water, veering sharp left and scrambling to the landing side. After some long deliberations he was eventually awarded just four faults for this error which did not, in any case, affect the final Japanese team total.Nip-and-tuckIt was nip-and-tuck all the way through the second round, Poland and Norway holding fast when each of their first-line riders returned with a five-fault total, and when Ukraine’s Oleksandr Onyschchenko returned with 17 this time out then his side didn’t seem to be making any headway either.But these three nations became locked in a ding-dong battle for the top three places, Ferenc Szentirmai’s mistake with Zipper at the third adding just four faults to the single error from pathfinder Cassio Rivetti with Fine Fleur du Marais to steady the Ukrainian position.Norwegian hopes began to fade with eight from Cecilie Hatteland and Alex and a massive 17 from John Gunvar Knutsen and Zip, and Poland looked vulnerable when second-line rider Sandra Piwowarczyk-Baluk collected 18 with Chabenton this time out. But Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski kept Polish hopes alive with the aptly-name Crazy Quick who can always be relied upon to make the time even though he left the first element of the Longines double on the floor.When Ukrainian anchor Rene Tebbel produced the second part of a fabulous double-clear with the extravagant Cooper he sealed his team’s result at 16 faults and that was now the score to beat, so when Norway’s Nicholai Lindbjerg set off with Coquette he didn’t have a fence in hand if he was keep his country out in front. The last element of the triple combination at fence five hit the floor however, and an additional time fault further increased the Norwegian tally to a final total of 20.So now the result would be decided by the last man to go, and when Krzysztof Ludwiczak’s Zoweja hit that troublesome wavy planks the crowd held their collective breath. Just six faults separated his side from the Ukrainians so another error was just not an option, but he held his nerve to add just a single time fault on a day when the 75-seconds time-allowed played a significant role. The final Polish tally of 15 faults would be good enough for victory and maximum points on the Europe Division 2 leaderboard.Good job“We made a good job of it today and we’re very happy!” said Michal Kazmierczak tonight. Andn his Chef d’Equipe was equally pleased. “I’m very happy with whole team. Everyone jumped well, all the horses and riders – and this is a very good feeling” added Polish team manager, Maciej Wojciechowski. He also reserved special mention for Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski. “He went clear (in the first round) and then had four penalties in the second round – he held his nerve well” he said of the performance that certainly put today’s Polish triumph back on track.And now Team Poland are looking forward to the rest of the Furusiyya 2016 season. “Our big goal is to be in the Top League next year” said Kazmierczak. And that was confirmed by Chef d’Equipe Wojcieckhowski who said “we plan to compete at Odense (DEN) and Lisbon (POR) over the coming weeks and our target – well we hope to be in Barcelona for the Final for sure!”Results1. Poland 15 faults: Que Pasa (Michal Kazmierczak) 1/5, Chabento (Sandra Piwowarczyk-Baluk) 9/18, Crazy Quick (Jaroslow Skrzyczynski) 0/4, Zoweja (Krzysztof Ludwiczak) 0/5.2. Ukraine 16 faults: Fine Fleur du Marais (Cassio Rivetti) 0/4, Calcourt Falklund (Oleksandr Onyshchenko) 8/17, Zipper (Ferenc Szentirmai) 8/4, Cooper (Rene Tebbel) 0/0.3. Norway 20 faults: Clarkes Ferro (Therese S. Henriksen) 1/5, Alex (Cecilie Hatteland) 0/8, Zip (John Gunvar Knutsen) 13/17, Coquette (Nicholai Lindbjerg) 1/5.4. Spain 22 faults: Nuage Bleu (Pilar Lucrecia Cordon) 4/16, Ramses d’Auge (Rutherford Latham) 13/9, Coreall (Manuel Fernandez Saro) 9/0, Chatman (Eduardo Alvarez Aznar) 0/0.4. Japan 22 faults: Taloubetdarco KZ (Toshiki Masui) 4/12, Bardolino (Reiko Takeda) 4/5, Cornet (Daisuke Fukushima) 0/5, Avenzio (Taizo Sugitani) Elim/4.6. Austria 34 faults: Bionda (Gerfried Puck) 8/17, Saphyr des Lacs (Christian Rhomberg) 4/1, Royal des Bissons (Astrid Kniefel) Elim/17, Chardonnay (Max Kuhner) 0/4.7. Luxembourg 41 faults: Global (Christian Weier) 4/0, Queltis (Charlotte Bettendorf) 4/8, Orguell Fontaine (Marcel Ewen) 4/21.8. Russia 56 faults: Confident of Victory (Vladimir Tuganov) 9/4, Kleiner Onkel (Maria Madenova) 0/Elim, Upset des Cinq Chenes (Natalia Belova) 5/17, Griffone (Vladimir Beletskiy) 16/21.Full result here Tags: Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping, SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

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