Jane Savoie Wants to Dance With the Stars

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. One of the items on Jane Savoie’s bucket list is to compete on “Dancing with the Stars.”The top rider, trainer and author said it all began a couple of years ago when she mentioned to a fan at an expo in Virginia that she has always wanted to be a Las Vegas showgirl for a week.“I thought that would be really fun to be a senior citizen showgirl,” Savoie said. “I’ll train for a week and they can put me at the end of a chorus line and they can hide me behind a palm tree.”The fan suggested that, instead, Savoie should be on “Dancing With the Stars.” That got her thinking and she signed up for dance lessons with that goal in mind.“I got completely and totally addicted to it,” she said.” I really love drilling down into the details and the nuances.”Savoie, who is no stranger to competition after riding in Canada, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany as a member of the US Equestrian Team, began to participate in dance competitions and learned the importance of the performance aspect of dancing.“Each dance has a particular character and you are basically acting when you do these dances,” she said. “Waltz is very dreamy, and foxtrot is kind of cheeky, and rhumba is very sexy and sensual. Every dance has a character, so you not only have to connect with your partner but you have to connect with the audience while showing the character of the dance with your attitude and your face.”Savoie said she thinks it’s important for people to see that just because they’ve received their Medicare cards doesn’t mean that there’s not room for plenty more adventure in their lives, especially adventures as physically demanding as dancing.She said that ballroom dancing isn’t all glittery sequins.“There are hours and hours of sweaty practice behind the scenes,” she said.“I started at 63. I’m 65 now,” she said. “I think it’s encouraging for people that are in my age group who maybe have stopped dreaming to realize that there’s no expiration date on having a dream and going for it and staying fit and staying vibrant. I personally think it’s very encouraging when I see middle-aged and senior athletes just doing their things.”Now that Savoie has sweated, practiced and competed, it’s time to impress the producers of “Dancing With the Stars.”“They need to know that there is enough of a fan base within the horse industry because they’re not going to put someone on the show who doesn’t have a good following,” Savoie said. “I need people to like my Jane Savoie Dancing With the Stars Facebook page and share it with everyone.”You can help Jane represent all of us who love horses by liking her Facebook page. Maybe next she can realize the Las Vegas showgirl dream.See Jane practice the Bolero: Tags: Dancing with the Stars, Jane Savoie, 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. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

Apple of My Eye! Richard H. Blake to Star as Tommy DeVito in Broadway’s Jersey Boys

first_img from $59.00 Broadway vet Richard H. Blake is working his way back to the Great White Way! Blake will assume the role of original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys beginning January 9, 2014. Jersey Boys tour member John Gardiner will join the cast as Tommy DeVito from December 3 through January 8. Blake and Gardiner are taking over for upcoming Rocky headliner Andy Karl, who will play his final performance on December 1 at the August Wilson Theatre.Blake’s Broadway credits include Matilda, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Wicked, Hairspray, Aida, Saturday Night Fever and Rent. In addition to Jersey Boys, Gardiner also appeared as Timon in the national tour of The Lion King.The Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. Each member of the band recounts his own section (or season): spring (Tommy DeVito), summer (Bob Gaudio), fall (Nick Massi) and winter (Frankie Valli). The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”In addition to Karl, the current Broadway cast stars Dominic Scaglione Jr. as Frankie Valli, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Broadway.com’s Hit Maker video blogger Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio. The cast also features Peter Gregus, Mark Lotito, Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Cara Cooper, Jared Bradshaw, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, John Edwards, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Perez, Kyli Rae, Nathan Scherich and Sara Schmidt. Richard H. Blake Related Shows Jersey Boys Matt Bogart View All (4) Star Files Drew Gehling Andy Karl View Commentslast_img read more

Martin Bencher has opened a new office

first_imgSchorsch, who is now manager of Martin Bencher France, had been head of the CMA-CGM Project Division based in Marseille and has many years of experience and practical insights into project cargo.”The opening of the French office is an answer to the market requirements. France is the world’s 5th largest economy and many industrial shippers are among the world leaders in their respective market,” said Schorsch.”The Martin Bencher Group is already dealing with French customers in many countries, but up to now not in France directly. This will change with opening an office in Marseille from April 1st.””The French office is a joint venture benefitting from the extensive network, expert knowledge and the numerous references of Martin Bencher Group,” said Peter Thorsoe Jensen, CEO and CFO of Martin Bencher Group.last_img

Impressive Attacking Rugby From Reds at Annan

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAnnan RFC 10 – 16 Newton Stewart RFCBT West Regional ShieldSaturday 28th January 2016Newton Stewart Rugby Club had a break from the league action last weekend, instead facing local rivals Annan RFC in the quarter-finals of the West Regional Shield competition. Having played each other twice in the league this season already, both teams would be expecting another tight game. Newton Stewart took the honours in the dying minutes of both of the previous games, and Annan were fired up and keen to avoid another defeat.The Reds initially had the bulk of the possession and were able to take advantage of it when they were awarded a penalty for an Annan offside offence. Stand-off Russell Morton slotted the ball through the posts for an early 0-3 lead.Determined not to allow Newton Stewart any breathing space, Annan came on the attack now and patiently went through the phases, looking for a gap in the Red defensive line. The tackling from Newton Stewart was merciless and gave Annan no opportunity to work with, eventually forcing a knock-on to allow them to clear their lines. Both teams played the territory game for a short spell, each trying to pressurise the other. A knock-on from Annan at the line out eventually led to a scrum for Newton Stewart ten metres out from the Annan try line. An offence in the scrum allowed captain James Wallace to take a quick tap penalty and run for the line. Some slipping and sliding in the mud followed, with the ball and multiple Reds’ players ending up over the line, but the referee deemed the ball to have been held up and set another Newton Stewart scrum. The ball was lost in the resulting action this time and Annan breathed a temporary sigh of relief as they cleared their lines, however the Reds were soon awarded another penalty and Russell Morton once again found the target to extend the lead to 0-6.Annan began another spell of possession with a quick break down the right touch line. An initial missed tackle allowed them to break the gain line, however scrum-half Robbie McCornick made the covering tackle and bundled the Annan winger into touch. Annan remained in control, continuing to pressurise the Newton Stewart defences. Once again a Red brick wall awaited them, with ferocious tackling from props Richard Fiskin and Martin Wallace, and back row players Euan Dewar and Jason McKie to name a few.Eventually Annan stand-off McCann became desperate and popped the ball over the top hoping to find one of his own men running onto it. His plan was semi-effective when the ball was knocked-on by Newton Stewart trying to gather it in the mud. A series of scrums followed, deep in the Reds’ half, but some solid scrummaging kept the home team at bay and Newton Stewart cleared their lines once more.Only minutes later Annan pushed forward again. Camped on the Newton Stewart line, they were going through the phases when the ball went loose at a ruck and landed in the hands of centre Fraser Morton. Beating the first man, Morton kicked a neat chip over the head of the Annan defenders who were doubling back as fast as they could. Showing impressive pace, three Newton Stewart backs outran the Annan defence and it was Russell Morton who was able to deftly kick the ball over the line before falling on it to score a sensational opportunistic try for the Reds. His own conversion kick went wide to make the score 0-11.The remainder of the first half saw Newton Stewart continue their exemplary defensive effort. Annan missed a penalty kick and the half finished with Newton Stewart in control.The interval was a short one given the cold and miserable conditions, but the brief Annan team talk must have been good as they came out determined to get back into the game. When Newton Stewart were penalised for holding on, McCann found his target and narrowed the gap by three points.Barely five minutes later Annan were back attacking the Newton Stewart line. A scrum ten metres out was the platform for a superb break from their number eight to bulldoze his way over both the Reds and their line to score. The try was converted too to put Annan right back in the mix at 10-11.With everything to play for now, the game became predominantly a forwards battle in the mud. There was some impressive attacking play from James Wallace again with hooker Thomas MacDonald and full-back Tyrell Wilson in support up the right wing, however the slippery ball was unforgiving and a knock-on halted any further progression.With fifteen minutes remaining in the game Newton Stewart had a line-out in a good position deep in the Annan half. Patiently utilising the ‘pick and go’ the Reds created some space before passing it through the hands. Craig Johnstone and James Wallace both ran superb lines to break the gain line before scrum half Robbie McCornick threw the ball out to his brother William who crashed over the line with the help of some propelling Red shirts to score a well-worked try for Newton Stewart. The conversion attempt went wide to make it 10-16 which would be the final score.Newton Stewart played well in this game and felt more convincing winners than the scoreline suggests. Annan had a good share of the possession but with the exception of one lapse in concentration were unable to penetrate the organised and determined Newton Stewart defences. There were high tackle counts from prop Richard Fiskin and back row Jason McKie, and some impressive attacking play from centres Fraser Morton and Craig Johnstone, but scrum-half Robbie McCornick was Man of the Match for his near faultless provision of the ball at the rucks despite horrendous conditions. There is no game for Newton Stewart RFC next weekend in light of the RBS Six Nations matches, however the following weekend sees them travel the long road to play Oban Lorne RFC in what could be the league-clinching match for the Reds. Kick-off will be be at 3pm on Saturday 11th Feb.Team: Tyrell Wilson, Liam Brawls, Fraser Morton, Craig Johnstone, Jamie Muir, Russell Morton, Robbie McCornick, Martin Wallace, Thomas MacDonald, Richard Fiskin, William McCornick, Duncan Skimming, Euan Dewar, Jason McKie, James Wallace (capt). Subs: Alisdair Gaw, Graeme McMillan, Craig Murray.last_img read more

New C-Band Omni-Directional Antenna with Integrated Bandpass Filter

first_imgSouthwest Antennas has released a new C-band omnidirectional antenna with an integrated bandpass filter. The Part # 1085-220 is new addition to their expanding line of antenna products that include integrated filters to help improve the performance of attached radio systems in RF-congested environments such as cities or other urban areas, military bases, government facilities, and more.The 1085-220 has a 4 section collinear element design, which provides 6 dBi of peak gain. The antenna features a 4.4 to 5.0 GHz operating frequency, with an internal bandpass filter to help mitigate interference from co-located radios or other transmissions outside of the antenna’s operational frequency range. By integrating the filter inside of the antenna the user doesn’t need to remember an additional system component or worry about powering any additional devices.The 4.4 to 5.0 GHz operational frequency band coverage is ideal for DOD, Federal Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and NATO licensed band applications.The antenna’s weatherproof sealed spring base can bend +/- 45 degrees, providing protection against damage to the mated RF connector and radio system if the antenna is struck by another object. The weatherproof seal protects the spring against rain, dust, mud, sand, or other debris that could foul the spring or impact antenna performance. Click here to learn more about this antenna.last_img read more

F1 rule changes approved amid coronavirus disruption

first_img LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 31st March, 2020 21:57 IST F1 Rule Changes Approved Amid Coronavirus Disruption Rule changes aimed at adding flexibility to the heavily disrupted Formula One season during the coronavirus outbreak were approved on Tuesday Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 31st March, 2020 21:57 IST FOLLOW US Rule changes aimed at adding flexibility to the heavily disrupted Formula One season during the coronavirus outbreak were approved on Tuesday. The first eight of 22 scheduled races this year have been called off, with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the showpiece Monaco GP canceled altogether. There is currently no start date for the season, with the next races scheduled to be Canada on June 14, France on June 28 and Austria on July 5. Postponed races could be rescheduled later this year, if the championship gets underway.One main change means that governing body FIA and series owner F1 can modify the race calendar without a consultation process and vote, in order to save time with quick calls.FIA president Jean Todt has authority “to take any decisions in connection with” F1 and other international competitions in matters of urgency. The FIA can also change rules with 60% approval from the teams rather than unanimity. Regarding technical rules, the 10 F1 teams are banned from doing any aerodynamic development this year with regards to the 2022 season.A previously announced delaying of the 2021 rule changes until 2022, for cost-saving purposes, was officially approved. The one exception to this rule delay is that the banning of the dual-axis steering system, which Mercedes unveiled in preseason testing, starts from 2021. The DAS helps the Mercedes car’s cornering and reduces its tire wear. On-board footage showed world champion Lewis Hamilton pulling the steering wheel back and forth on the front straight, apparently changing the angle of the front wheels. Other teams were caught cold by the innovation. Also, the permitted amount of engine-part changes are modified to take into account the lesser number of races. There is now also a mandatory three-week factory shutdown period for engine manufacturers during April, in addition to the one already being observed by teams.FIA said its World Motor Sport Council approved the changes by e-vote to help ‘’organize a race calendar that best safeguards the commercial value of the championship and contains costs as much as possible.”All changes were met with unanimous approval from the teams, the FIA said, and further measures will be put into place for 2021 after more discussions with them. WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Cavani admits he is flattered by Atletico Madrid interest

first_img 01/06/2016 Edinson Cavani says he’s flattered by the interest Atletico Madrid have shown in him, but pointed out he still has a contract at Paris Saint-Germain. “It’s been demonstrated by [Atletico’s] president, manager and by Diego [Godin]. Looking further ahead, you never know…  Speaking on Tuesday from Uruguay’s pre-Copa America camp, he said that he’d spoken with his international team-mate Diego Godin about Atletico.  EFE, Sport EN “They’re a competitive team that have demonstrated an interest in me and that gives me a lot of joy, because it’s nice when teams show an interest,” Cavani said in a press conference. center_img With regards to his conversation with Godin about a possible move to the Madrid side, Cavani indicated that the Uruguay captain kept in contact with all his international team-mates and that it was inevitable these things would come up. Upd. at 00:19 CEST “But today my reality is that I am a PSG player and I have to respect that club until the final time I put on the shirt.” last_img read more

A jolly good time

first_imgSanta Claus spread festive joy to Casey Childcare and Kindergarten students at their recent Christmas party. The jolly man in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

The Best of TouringPlans Forums – Week of June 9, 2019

first_imgShare This!Did you know that TouringPlans has discussion forums where you can ask questions of other readers and discuss the Disney and Universal news of the day? Do you have a question, or some answers? Please join us in the forums.Imagine a world where all your trip planning questions are answered. That world exists in the TouringPlans forums.Here are some of the recent discussions that have caught our eye.Walt Disney WorldIs there a way to request a view of the fireworks when dining at ‘Ohana?What time should I make a dinner reservation on my arrival day at Walt Disney World?Looking for tips on dealing with motion sickness on the rides.Any ideas on using Disney Dining Plan snack credits on savory breakfast items?How often should I plan to take breaks during my WDW trip?Where should I make my room request for at Boardwalk Villas?I need clarification of the procedures for booking my dining reservations at the 180 day mark.What physical sensations can I expect on Flights of Passage and Dinosaur?I need a quick summary of what to expect for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios.Tips for making dining reservations during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.DisneylandIs the Best Western within walking distance of Disneyland?Help me understand the Disneyland ticket options.From a reader: here’s my personal review of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.It’s my first trip to Disneyland. Help me understand the walking patterns in my touring plan.What are the guest observation policies at Savi’s Workshop when building a lightsaber?Which attractions have single rider lines at Disneyland?Universal OrlandoCan you see the Hogwarts Express train without a Park to Park ticket?How do Halloween Horror Nights impact crowds?I’m looking for strategies on visiting Hagrid’s Coaster.Another great resource for personalized questions and answers is the chat feature in the TouringPlans Lines app where other subscribers can help with trip planning advice. Some TouringPlans users find the Forums better for at-home planning and the Lines chat better for questions on-the-fly in the parks, but there is a fair amount of overlap. TouringPlans subscribers can fire up the app and find the chat feature at the bottom of their screen. Save time! Save money! Have fun! For complete access to all of our great vacation-planning tools like the Crowd Calendar, customizable Touring Plans, Cheapest Ticket Calculator, Dining Reservation Finder, Hotel Room Request automator, and MORE, subscribe to TouringPlans.com.For the latest news on all things Disney and Universal, follow our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.last_img read more

New office to ensure quality health care

first_imgThe National Health Amendment Bill has paved the way for the establishment of a new independent body, the Office of Standards Compliance, to ensure that South Africa’s hospitals and clinics comply with minimum health standards.The office will also advise the Minister of Health on the development of standards, norms and quality management systems for the national health system; inspect and certify health establishments as compliant with prescribed norms and standards; and monitor indicators of risk as an early warning system relating to breaches of standards. (Image: OHSC)Brand South Africa ReporterThe release of the National Health Amendment Bill has paved the way for the establishment of a new independent body, the Office of Standards Compliance, to ensure that South Africa’s hospitals and clinics comply with minimum health standards.All health care centres, including private ones, will have to get accreditation from the office.The establishment of the office follows the government’s commitment to improve the quality of health care in South Africa’s public health facilities and to strengthen the country’s health system through enhanced accountability.Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in Pretoria this week that the office would ensure that complaints received from health care users or the public were properly and independently investigated.The office will also advise the minister on the development of standards, norms and quality management systems for the national health system; inspect and certify health establishments as compliant with prescribed norms and standards; and monitor indicators of risk as an early warning system relating to breaches of standards.Unannounced inspectionsMotsoaledi said the office, once established, would be divided into three units: an inspectorate, an accreditation unit, and an ombudsman to handle public complaints about poor services.“We will go to the institutions unannounced to monitor if the standards are being carried out, and with the ombudsman, members of the public should be able to share their experiences in the health centres,” Motsoaledi said.The Bill proposes that the office be headed by a qualified executive director and supported by competent personnel, including health inspectors, who may enter any health premises to inspect compliance with the standards.Motsoaledi said the office would also pave way for the implementation of South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI), as the provision of quality care would be one of the core requirements of the NHI.Improving quality of health careMotsoaledi has previously expressed his disappointment with the level of health care in many of the country’s public hospitals, and has, through his performance agreement with President Jacob Zuma, committed himself and his department to improving the situation.The department has identified six priorities for fast-tracking improvement, namely safety and security, long waiting times, drug availability, nursing attitude, infection prevention and control, and values of staff.Members of the public are invited to submit their comments on the proposed establishment of the Office of Health Standards Compliance. The draft Bill is available on the health department’s website, www.doh.gov.za.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more