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Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Canada’s Eric Lamaze scored victory in the $35,000 ATCO Structures & Logistics Cup for the third time in his career at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament on Thursday, September 10. The five-day international show jumping tournament takes place September 9 through 13 in Calgary, AB.Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 entered the $35,000 ATCO Structures & Logistics Cup as the defending champions, having taken the win last year. Lamaze had also been victorious in the same event in 2011 with Coriana van Klapscheut.This year, the Canadian Olympic Champion faced a starting field of 40 challengers in his quest to defend his title. When a total of 17 riders cleared the first round track set by two-time Olympic course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela, Lamaze had his work cut out for him. A competitive jump-off saw Canadian Olympian Lisa Carlsen of Spruce Grove, AB, move into the lead after crossing the timers in 39.88 seconds riding Worlds Judgement. Her time at the top would be short-lived, however, as Lamaze guided Fine Lady 5 around the jump-off track and through the timers in 39.70 seconds to take the win.“This is an event that is always won by a really fast horse,” said Lamaze, who is the all-time leading money winner at Spruce Meadows with earnings totalling more than $4.3 million to date. “Fine Lady is very fast. It doesn’t matter what people tell you about how fast the person was before you, you know you always have a chance with her to beat it. With some horses, you know it is not possible, but with her, it is always possible.”Lamaze has been partnered with the 12-year-old Hanoverian mare (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) since the spring of 2014 when owners Andy and Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms LLC purchased her from Germany’s Holger Wulschner.On Saturday, Lamaze will ride Fine Lady 5 as Canada attempts to defend its title in the $300,000 BMO Nations’ Cup. Lamaze will ride alongside Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, and Ian Millar of Perth, ON, as members of the Canadian Team.For Sunday’s $1.5 million CP International, presented by Rolex, Lamaze plans to saddle up Artisan Farms LLC’s 10-year-old Rheinlander stallion, Coco Bongo, his mount at the recent TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games where Canada won the team gold medal. Lamaze is a two-time winner of the richest grand prix event held on North American soil, having claimed victory in 2007 and 2011 riding the legendary Hickstead. Tags: Spruce Meadows Masters, Alison Springer, ATCO Structures & Logistics Cup, 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. 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. SIGN UP
ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 21 tornadoes were recorded across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio over the weekend as a severe weather outbreak killed at least eight.On the northern side of the storm system, 5 to 9 inches of snow fell from Missouri into Michigan, with Chicago officially recording 5.3 inches, the most in the city this late in the season since 1961.That same storm, which hit the South, then shifted east, causing power outages on the East Coast with wind gusts as high as 60 mph during massive downpours.Most storms along the East Coast should be wrapping up before or during morning commutes, with that system heading out toward the Atlantic Ocean.Behind this system, gusty wind and showers are expected in the Northeast, with snow showers possible in western New York and western Pennsylvania.A new system, currently targeting the West Coast with rain and snow, is forecast to slam the central U.S. and South by midweek.This storm should cross the Rockies by Tuesday and reach the Plains by Wednesday. Another severe weather outbreak is likely from Texas to Iowa, parts of which could see more damaging wind, hail and potentially tornadoes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
krblokhin/iStockBy MICK MULROY, ABC News(NEW YORK) – David Kilcullen, one of the world’s leading counterinsurgency theorists, recently posed the question of whether the United States is on the precipice of an insurgency. The answer remains unclear, but it is important to review the facts and the means of preventing an American insurgency from occurring.The commonalities and differences of extremist groups on the right and left reveal much about the nature of extremism in the United States. What laws allow the government to directly address a prospective insurgency? What are the available capabilities and techniques to respond? If it becomes necessary to defeat an insurgency in the United States, it will also be helpful to draw lessons—both good and bad—from our recent experiences overseas.Our counterinsurgency track record is, at best, mixed. Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan do not evoke visions of success. Albeit unlikely, if a substantial part of the American populace revolts against the government we will be facing an existential crisis. Given the stakes, and given the rise in violent extremism in the United States, a task force of nonpartisan former law enforcement, intelligence, military, academics and reformed extremist group members should be created to study this issue and provide recommendations to key government agencies.Definition of an InsurgencyThe CIA guide to insurgencies defines an insurgency as “a protracted political-military activity directed toward completely or partially controlling the resources of a country through the use of irregular military forces and illegal political organizations.” The CIA also calls groups in the pre-insurgency stage an “incipient insurgency.” Other experts refer to them as “proto-insurgencies.” In these emergent stages, group leaders recruit followers, gather weapons, build their ideological justifications for violence, and seek popular support. Proto-insurgencies are vulnerable, but they also have considerable potential energy that can turn kinetic before governments have a chance to prepare for violence. Most proto-insurgencies fail, but those that make it out of the incipient stage often have momentum and dangerous capabilities. In practicality, there are few substantive differences between the terms insurgency, civil war, rebellion, revolt, or insurrection. But given the domestic nature of this prospective case, it is important to call out the specific meaning of insurrection in the law.U.S. code defines insurrection as “a violent uprising by a group or movement acting for the specific purpose of overthrowing the constitution government and seizing its powers. An insurrection occurs where a movement acts to overthrow the constitution government and to take possession of its inherent powers.” This is more specific than the definition of insurgency, and it is the term the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) uses to link extremist activities to applicable laws and authorities. Most importantly, the group must state its intent to overthrow the government of the United States.The ExtremistsKilcullen places the number of extremist groups in the United States at roughly 380 far-right armed groups and 50 far-left armed groups. There is growing concern by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the threat of domestic extremism and the use of terrorism as a domestic political tactic. The Center for Strategic and International Studies found that between January to August of 2020, far-right domestic groups committed 67 percent of reported domestic terrorist attacks and plots, while far-left domestic groups committed 20 percent of the attacks and plots. Salafi-jihadist groups only committed 7 percent of the attacks or plots to conduct attacks. This finding is reflected in many other reports and articles on the subject.The Far-RightDHS concluded that racially motivated violent extremists—which they term white supremacist extremists (WSEs)—is and will remain the “most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland.” The FBI Director confirmed this fact in his testimony to Congress in September of this year. An example of one of these WSE’s is the Northwest Front. Their stated purpose is to create an independent and sovereign nation of only white people within the United States. They claim that they will do this through internal immigration and without violence, but the intent of that statement is likely to avoid prosecution. A group cannot create a sovereign country within the United States without violating the law. Another group is the Boogalo Bois, which is dedicated to preparing for another American civil war. For the groups followers, ideally, this would be a race war. Although some are white-supremacists, many are not and do partner with far-left groups that are anti-government. Their actions and rhetoric clearly indicate they intend to start the civil war for which they have prepared.A common belief these group share is the idea of the “Deep State” which has been propagated most successfully by the group QAnon. This theory suggests that there is a group of unelected individuals secretly running the government. They go further to thoroughly dehumanize these supposed clandestine power brokers by claiming they are blood drinking satanic child traffickers. This is a typical insurgent tactic: demonize the opposition to build support and justify violence. While these claims are easily refuted, and while the FBI regards QAnon as a domestic terrorism group, it is growing in popularity and making mainstream political gains. After the recent election, almost a million and a half Americans will be represented in Congress by a QAnon believer or sympathizer. Some estimates put the number of total QAnon followers in the millions. Recent examples of far-right extremist violence includes the arrests of 13 men accused of plotting to kidnap and execute the governor of Michigan and six members of The Base, a transnational WSE, arrested in Georgia and Maryland who were charged with plotting terrorist attack. In June of 2020, there was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan who intentionally drove his truck into a crowd of peaceful protesters. Far-right extremists groups were responsible for the vast majority of extremist-related killings in 2019.The Far-LeftAlthough far-left extremist groups conduct fewer attacks then the far-right, there have been four times as many far-left incidents in 2020 than there were in all of 2019. Several far-left groups have also started arming themselves in a manner similar to that of their far-right counterparts. Far-left media has become increasingly more likely to promote violence as part of their political movement, as reported by the New York Times and Washington Post. The general logic behind this by the far-left is that if the far-right is armed, then the far-left believe they have no choice but to be armed as well.One of the best known examples of far-left is Antifa, short for anti-fascist. It is not an organization so much as a network of groups and people with no central leadership or membership. Their goal is to fight fascists such as white supremacists, far-right extremists, and in some cases, the United States government. They attempt to meet their political objectives through the use of intimidation tactics that are sometimes violent. Their acts rage from cyber crimes and harassment to physical violence and property damage. Although some have called for Antifa to be labeled a terrorist organization, the facts do not seem to support that designation.A recent report by the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) found that far-left extremist groups were conveying hateful and violent rhetoric against the police and that there was evidence showing anarchists use internet platforms to coordinate real world attacks including in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. They were using the same techniques of memes and codes that far-right groups have been known to use. NCRI said that such attacks used explosives and other projectiles, and that they demonstrated remarkable conformity, indicating they were related and coordinated. There are a growing number of far-left groups that declare they are arming themself as a way to protect themselves from armed far-right groups. One such group is the Redneck Revolt, an offs shoot of the John Brown Gun Club, which claims it is a “national network of community defense projects from a broad spread of political, religious, and cultural backgrounds. It is pro-worker, anti-racist, organization that focuses on working class liberation form the oppressive systems which dominate our lives.” The group, which has over 20 branches across the US, believes in being armed and doing so openly.The John Brown Gun Club is an armed, far-left group named after the famous abolitionist who took up arms against the United States at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia and was executed for it. This group advocates for racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights and the Second Amendment, as well as the abolition of police and holding accountable the United States government. Academics have stated that although they claim the far-right is their enemy, their intended target appears to be the government. Calls are growing for those on the left to confront this movement.The commonality in both the left and right is distrust of government and their desire to confront it. Both sides seem to meet the CIA’s definition of an incipient insurgency and like all incipient insurgencies, these will be most effectively dealt with before they grow and spread messages of hate and violence.Foreign ActorsMost successful insurgencies have foreign support. During the protest that followed the killing of George Floyd, there were indications that foreign actors such as Russia were exaggerating the tensions. The acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence stated that foreign adversaries were, “actively stoking & promoting violence & confrontation from multiple angles.” The FBI Director has said a variety of foreign adversaries are looking to, “amplify controversy in this country and they use state media, they use social media, some of that is through propaganda, some of that is through disinformation, some that is through just fake information.”Polarization in the United States leaves the country vulnerable to having tensions amplified by a foreign adversary with a robust intelligence service. Such an adversary—like Russia or China—could not only seek to enhance unrest through social media operations, but also fund armed groups.The United States needs to determine whether this is happening and to what scale. If it is, we need to take direct steps to stop it, regardless of who it helps.What should we do about itWe should start by learning from the robust history of counterinsurgency cases. It appears that these groups want to generate the very crisis they claim to be concerned about: confrontation with the government. We learned in Afghanistan and Iraq that being heavy handed early on can spur rather than curtail insurgencies. In some ways, extreme violence unifies people who may not be normally inclined to support one another. Standing U.S. code would not allow us to conduct counterinsurgency operations in the same way that we would in a foreign country. Current counter-extremist efforts already working under proven authorities are best positioned to take a lead in preventing an insurgency in the United States. There are Joint Terrorism Task Forces around the country. We should include special operations personnel from the CIA and the military that have served in counterinsurgency operations to serve as advisors. Effective advice that they can provide is how the ‘population centric’ approach works best, and that intelligence should be the basis of all action to ensure we do not further exaggerate the situation by making mistakes. The FBI is and should be the agency leading this effort, but they can truly benefit from the advice of these other organizations. They should also have to approve any direct action operation from any agency against a group that has been designated as an extremist group that also wishes to violently confront the government. We need to avoid operations like the one we saw in Waco in 1993 that led to the death of 82 civilians including 25 children and 4 ATF agents.The FBI will need additional funding if these groups continue growing. They should be prepared to infiltrate every one of those that seek to overthrow the government by the use of force. Members of those organizations should believe that if they are planning a terrorist act, they may be planning one with an FBI special agent that will be testifying against them at their trial. This effort will need to increase as the threat increases to the point of saturation. An article in the Military Times this past June details former service members from each branch of the service who have been involved in and committed terrorist acts for far-right extremist groups. The targeting of military members for recruitment in far-right extremists is of particular concern. Service members bring with them knowledge of weapons and tactics and actual combat experience.Those attributes take aspirations (albeit warped ones) and turn them into reality. We need to do everything we can to ensure that no military member becomes a member of these groups. A recent poll of active duty personnel in 2019 found that 1 and 3 out of 1,630 respondents has seen evidence of white supremacists in the military, up from 1 and 5 in 2018. Former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones, wrote that the Pentagon, “must respond forcefully to alarming evidence that white-supremacist groups and other extremist organizations might be seeping into the armed forces and targeting uniformed service members and veterans for recruitment, coveting their training in weapons and tactical knowledge.”The U.S. Marine Corps has led the effort in rooting out this problem in the military and has been recognized for its early banning of the Confederate flag in barracks and zero-tolerance of racist images, including tattoos. Following this, the Secretary of Defense banned all flags other than the United States and Unit flags from military facilities. We should expand these steps to ensure that we are not creating the very problem that our law enforcement agencies will have to confront. Individuals trained in the U.S. military in combat arms would be the most lethal part of any extremist group that could initiate an American insurgency.Michael “Mick” Patrick Mulroy is a retired U.S. Marine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, and a national security analyst for ABC News. He is a co-founder of Lobo Institute, where the full paper is published.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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RELATED: Driver, crew chief changes for 2018STATESVILLE, N.C. — The Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports partnership will extend into a sixth season in 2018. The familiar yellow and red Love’s paint scheme will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion for 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with driver Michael McDowell.The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company will adorn the No. 34 for a half-season schedule that includes the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at the company’s home track of Texas Motor Speedway, the Bristol Night Race and the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend.RELATED: New paint schemes for 2018The 2018 season marks a sixth straight year of successful partnership between Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports. Love’s has progressively grown its NASCAR marketing program with the team, incorporating its employees, customers and business partners into its success.“We look forward to kicking off another great season in Daytona with Front Row Motorsports and welcoming our new driver of the No. 34 Love’s Ford, Michael McDowell,” said Dave Frankenfield, vice president of marketing for Love’s Travel Stops. “Bob Jenkins and Jerry Freeze continue to provide great value and flexibility in our partnership while working tirelessly to put a competitive car on the track each week. They also help create a unique race-day experience that allows our customers and employees to be a part of the Love’s race team.”Love’s Travel Stops is family-owned and operated with more than 440 locations in 41 states, offering clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies for travelers. McDowell, a 10-year veteran of the series, looks forward to being an ambassador for Love’s both at the track and away from it.“I know first-hand what it’s like to drive a motorhome all over the country with my family on board,” says McDowell. “So, I know how important it is to have a clean and safe place to stop at any hour of the day to fuel up, grab some snacks and whatever else we need on a road trip. Love’s has all of that, both for regular consumers like me and for professional truck drivers who make a living out on the road.”The Love’s Travel Stops team will make its first on-track appearance of the year during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway next month. The No. 34 team will compete in the Can-Am Duels, the qualifying races for the Daytona 500, on Thursday, Feb. 15. The Daytona 500 is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air live on FOX.Finley Named Crew ChiefDerrick Finley will be the one calling the shots atop the No. 34 pit box in 2018. Finley has been named crew chief for McDowell’s team after serving in the same role for Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 team in 2017. The veteran crew chief has been with the organization since 2011.For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit teamfrm.com. For more information about Love’s Travel Stops, visit loves.com.
The Grateful Dead‘s next live album release as part of their Dave’s Picks live series will feature a recording of the band’s December, 3rd, 1979 performance at Chicago’s Uptown Theatre. The band announced on Tuesday that Dave’s Picks: Vol. 31 will see a limited release of just 20,000 numbered copies, set for release on July 26th.Related: Grateful Dead Announce 1991 Giants Stadium Performance For 2019 ‘Meet-Up At The Movies’ EventThe 3-disc package, as with all releases in the series, was curated by Dead archivist and noted outdoorsman David Lemieux. As the band describes in the announcement, the recording of their 1979 performance “Signals a true rebirth of the Grateful Dead, reimagining classics and foreshadowing their 80s sound. This is as much in part due to freshly-minted member Brent Mydland bringing the organ back in as it is to Jerry [Garcia] finding new vivacity with his custom Wolf guitar.”The show in Chicago that night featured performances of Dead setlist staples including “Brown-Eyed Women”, “Ramble On Rose”, “Althea”, “The Music Never Stopped,” a 28-minute “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain”, and “Truckin’”, just to name a few. The audio to be used on the live album was pulled from taper Dan Healy and remastered for modern listened by David Glasser.To make the release even more special, the third disc in the package will feature three recordings from the band’s show the following night on 12/4/1979.Hear David Lemieux discuss the 1979 show and the upcoming release below.David Lemieux Dave’s Picks Vol. 31 Announce[Video: Grateful Dead]Click here to head to the album’s pre-order page, where you’ll also be able to listen to three of the recordings from the forthcoming release including “Music Never Stopped”, “Althea”, and “Samson and Delilah”.Dave’s Picks Vol. 31 TracklistingDisc 11. Alabama Getaway3. Promised Land3. Brown Eyed Women4. El Paso5. Ramble On Rose6. It’s All Over Now7. Jack-A-Roe8. Lazy Lightning9. Supplication10. Althea11. The Music Never StoppedDisc 21. Scarlet Begonias >2. Fire on the Mountain3. Samson And Delilah4. Terrapin Station >5. Playing in the Band >6. DrumsDisc 31. Space >2. Lost Sailor >3. Saint of Circumstance4. Wharf Rat >5. Truckin’6. Johnny B. Goode7. Estimated Prophet – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)8. Franklin’s Tower – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)9. Jam – Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL (12/4/79)View Album Tracklisting
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Major Phil Packer lost both his legs in Iraq. Doctors back home said he would never walk again.Not only is Phil walking again (with canes), he has just finished the London marathon, walking two miles per day. Determined to raise a million pounds for charity, he is taking on other challenges — rowing the channel and pulling himself to the top of El Capitan mountain.Watch the inspiring video from ITN and the UK Telegraph, below, and get the latest updates at PhilPacker.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Four faculty members in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the University announced in a press release Monday.Members of the history department Mariana Candido, Evan Ragland and Deborah Tor were three of 71 ACLS fellows selected, and philosophy professor Katherine Brading won one of nine collaborative research fellowships, according to the press release.Professor of history and department chair Patrick Griffin said the department is honored to have multiple fellowship recipients.“It’s extremely gratifying to see our department being honored by our peers,” he said in the press release. “We have made a point of hiring ambitious scholars, encouraging them to do the best work they can and providing an intellectual community that can foster this kind of achievement. We’re poised to take off as a top-notch department, and these awards are harbingers of that potential.”According to the press release, Candido — an associate professor of history who is researching west-central Africa during the trans-Atlantic slave trade — “will study accounts of African women who accumulated wealth during the 19th century.”Ragland — an assistant professor of history who explores the history of science and medicine — will study how experimentation became prominent in science in the 17th century. Ragland said the fellowship will provide the opportunity for him to broaden the scope of his research.“It’s going to give me a chance to bring in new and exciting material I’ve been itching to include,” he said in the press release.Tor — another associate professor of history who focuses in medieval Islamic history — will write about the Seljuq Dynasty that “reshaped Islamic society in the 11th and 12th centuries,” the press release said.Brading will partner with Boston College professor Marius Stan to assess “the parting of the ways between philosophers and physicists during the Enlightenment” for a project they will complete together thanks to their joint fellowship, according to the press release.Tags: ACLS, department of history, department of philosophy, Fellowships
Sherie Rene Scott Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 10, 2017 Star Files View Comments The Portuguese Kid, the world premiere play written and directed by John Patrick Shanley that is currently in previews at New York City Center—Stage I, has been extended by one week. The new comedy, which began previews on September 19 ahead of an October 24 opening night, will now run through December 3. The play was originally scheduled to conclude its run on November 26.Set in Providence, Rhode Island, The Portuguese Kid focuses on the habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott), who pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her late husband’s affairs, the larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.In addition to Scott, Alexander and Testa, The Portuguese Kid also features Pico Alexander and Aimee Carerro. The creative team for The Portuguese Kid includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound design).Get to know the cast of The Portuguese Kid in the Broadway.com Show feature below. The Portuguese Kid