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first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags Donald Trumpdrug pricinglegalopioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman May 16, 2018 Reprints Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is here. You made it this far, so why not forge ahead, yes? As always, we are doing our best with the help of some cups of stimulation — we are quaffing hazelnut this morning — and invite you to join us. After all, a prescription is not required, so go ahead and indulge. Meanwhile, we have assembled the latest menu of tidbits to get you started on another busy day. Hope all goes well and you conquer the world. Cheers …Former Novartis (NVS) chief executive Joe Jimenez regrets rushing into a $1.2 million, one-year consulting contract with Michael Cohen, but maintained that uncertainty in early 2017 about the incoming Trump administration prompted the drug maker to sign a deal quickly, Reuters reports. “There should have been more due diligence,” Jimenez said. “There was scarcity of asset, right? I mean, there were very few people who knew the people that were being placed in a lot of jobs.” He said it was a mistake not to end payments to Cohen immediately after determining that he would be of little help. @Pharmalot Pharmalittle: Former Novartis CEO regrets Cohen contract as top lawyer resigns; Pfizer wins biosimilar approval About the Author Reprints What’s included?center_img Log In | Learn More What is it? Pharmalot Alex Hogan/STAT 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. GET STARTED 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. [email protected] last_img read more

first_img Community WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 17th December 2018 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSLaois Camogie Home GAA Camogie Camross stalwart named as Laois camogie volunteer of the year GAACamogieSport Camross stalwart named as Laois camogie volunteer of the year Previous articleMark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the officeNext articleIllegal dumping in Portlaoise housing estate deemed ‘a serious health and safety problem’ Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community A stalwart for Camross and Laois camogie has been named as Laois camogie volunteer of the year.Laois camogie President and current county assistant secretary Teresa Keenan has been voted as Laois Camogie Volunteer of the year.Teresa has been described as a woman who ‘practically lives in the hurling field’ and distils a great amount of camogie knowledge.Laois Camogie shared the news in a post on their Facebook page.In the words of her own club, Teresa has been ‘heavily involved in camogie all her life’.“Teresa has been heavily involved in camogie all her life.She played camogie with Camross camogie club. She is the current President of both Camross and Laois camogie.“Teresa is the County Assistant Secretary, while also previously holding the positions of Chairperson and Secretary for many years.“Teresa is a very active committee member for our own club selling tickets organising courses such as First Aid/Code of ethics.“Teresa is always encouraging and motivating our players from the sideline, she can also been seen doing a gate or paperwork at county and club games, even at times with one crutch.“Teresa acted as service secretary to our minor team this year, and is always the first to offer help or assistance to anyone that needs it.”Teresa has gone above and beyond for her club, as is expressed in the post:“Teresa washes jerseys makes soup/sandwiches for all our players when training late at night.“Teresa has been secretary for years for the GAA Juvenile Club also, she practically lives in the hurling field.“Teresa has instilled the love of hurling and camogie into her seven children and 18 grandchildren, which are all actively involved in both club and county.“Teresa is a great source of knowledge and advisory on procedures and rules and her experience has been invaluable to both club and county at times.“Teresa is a true ambassador for camogie and GAA and in our opinion is very deserving of volunteer of the year,” said Camross camogie.Laois Camogie stated: “Teresa is a valuable asset to our county board executive with such a wealth of knowledge and experience.“It showed how important camogie is in Teresa’s life as she had a hip replacement last year during her term as County Secretary.“Before her operation no matter how much pain she was in, she would never let the county down from fulfilling her role as secretary on the pitch.”Teresa will receive her award at an awards event in Croke Park on Saturday, January 26 2019.SEE ALSO – Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the officelast_img read more

123RF U.S. stock markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of US74.39¢ compared with an average of US74.37¢ on Friday.The July crude contract was up 60¢ at US$59.23 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down 3.4¢ at US$2.58 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was up 80¢ at US$1,284.40 an ounce and the July copper contract was up 1.45¢ at US$2.71 a pound. Related news Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canadian Press Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canada’s main stock index started the week by recovering some of last week’s losses on broad-based gains during a quiet day of trading.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 116.62 points to 16,346.66. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_imgStronger MBS implementation and Informed Financial Consent processes a win for patients The AMA welcomed changes to Medicare implementation processes, rapid MBS reviews and improved Informed Financial Consent, as part of a joint announcement with Health Minister Hunt this week.“These MBS implementation changes are ones we’ve recommended and will make sure in the future that patients and their doctors have enough time to understand changes to the MBS before they take effect,” AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said.“Patients need advice on what their insurer will cover at the time they are booking their surgery, including whether it will be at a ‘no’ or ‘known gap’. These changes will enhance their ability to understand what the insurer rebates will be, even as the MBS changes,” Dr Khorshid said.In addition, the AMA welcomed the significant change to have private health insurer rebates monitored by Government, and for the first time, published on the Government’s fees website.“This is something the AMA has said would greatly improve our collective aim of improving Informed Financial Consent processes. This week’s announcement also aligns the Government’s website with the AMA’s approach to Informed Financial Consent, ultimately giving patients more information about their insurer provided rebates.“On a positive note, the Government will now also be monitoring how funds adapt to the MBS changes, to ensure that they are adopted fairly and continue to instill value in the private system.”“The final component of the announcement to introduce a rapid review process is important, as the MBS is incredibly complex, with around 5,700 items. While the MBS Review was a ‘best effort’ endeavour to modernise and improve it, we all recognise that some of the changes – like those affecting hip arthroscopy or ECG items – will need early review.“It’s inevitable that we will have to make further changes and improvements as changes roll out. The Government’s commitment to rapid monitoring and amendment where there are problems will give us a better chance of addressing future concerns in a timely manner,” Dr Khorshid said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AMA, amendment, Australian Medical Association, Effect, future, Government, health, health minister, healthcare, Medicare, Minister, President, private health, surgery, website, winlast_img read more

first_img Print ads declining; TV, radio, and internet ads on the rise Unless it’s posted on a billboard, lawyers appear to be losing interest in printed types of advertising, while showing an accelerating interest in internet ads and a continuing preference for TV and radio spots.That’s demonstrated by advertisements reviewed by Bar staff over the past five years.Ads submitted for Bar review jumped about 10 percent for the 2018-19 Bar year over the previous 12 months, with TV and radio, internet, and billboard ads showing strong increases.By contrast newspaper and print ads dropped markedly and there were only three requests to review Yellow Page ads. Requests for reviews of direct mail advertising ticked up slightly, bucking a trend over the past five years showing an overall decrease in that type of solicitation.“We have had a couple of filers who have had a large number of filings at once that could account for the [year-to-year] increase,” said Bar Ethics and Advertising Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert. “In addition, more law firms are becoming involved in social media and filing those ads.”Reviewed ads may not reflect overall levels of lawyer advertising because many ads — including firm websites and social media accounts — are not required to be reviewed by the Bar. All direct mail ads, though, are required to be submitted, as are ads in the public media that are not specifically exempt under Bar Rule 4-7.16.Firm websites and lawyer social media pages are exempt, as are ads that contain a lawyer or law firm’s name, address, phone, other contact information, areas of practice, military service, former legal positions, membership in other bars, membership in Bar sections and committees, and basic art such as a head shot or illustration of the scales of justice.In addition, information sent to other law firms, existing or former clients, or at the request of a potential client does not have to be reviewed.The rule also requires lawyers seeking review to retain their ads for three years from the last date the ad airs, is printed, or otherwise published.According to information compiled by the Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department, 4,467 ads were reviewed from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019 (400 more than the previous year and the highest of any year except 1992, when the ad review program began). That includes ads by for-profit lawyer referral services. Of those ads, 2,087 were television and radio spots, 818 were direct mail ads, 645 were internet ads (which are up sharply in recent years), 476 were newspaper and print ads and three were Yellow Pages ads. Another 438 were classified as “other,” with most of those being billboard ads with the remainder mainly other types of signs, such as on buses or bus benches.Figures from five years earlier show general trends for reviewed ads. In 2013-14, a total of 3,715 ads were submitted to the Bar: 1,575 television and radio, 740 newspaper and print, 1,040 direct mail, 118 internet ads, 41 Yellow Pages ads, and 201 others, again primarily billboards.The about-fivefold increase in internet advertising reflects life in the digital age, Tarbert said.“Like everywhere else in the world, people are turning to the internet for information, whether it’s social media or search engines,” she said.Common types of ads there include banners on other people’s or businesses’ websites and popup or link ads on social media sites.The 4,467 reviewed ads last year do not include cases where ads are revised and reconsidered, primarily because Bar staff raised questions about whether an ad complied with Bar rules. Last year, 1,216 ads were revised and reviewed again. In the past five years, that number has fluctuated between 1,000 and 1,872 annually.Hundreds of firms filed ads for review and most tended to file several over the course of the year. Only rarely did a lawyer or law firm file only one ad. Firms filing one or two dozen ads are common; at least three firms filed more than 200 ads each, together accounting for about 15 percent of all ads reviewed.(Statistics for this story were compiled by Donna Hostutler of the Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department.) Jul 31, 2019 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Top Storiescenter_img Bar reviewing more lawyer adslast_img read more

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Telstra explores multiple LTE-Broadcast options; quiet on launch date Australia completes 26GHz auction INTERVIEW: Australia’s largest mobile operator Telstra is looking at a number of use cases for LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) beyond stadiums, including mass software updates, but it hasn’t had a full commercial launch as it’s still testing the network and building a business case.Mike Wright, Telstra’s group managing director of networks, told Mobile World Live it hasn’t reached the point where LTE-B is a mature service and is also working with vendors on the device ecosystem. But he expects that to be more mature in 12-18 months.“I have nothing new to give you. We have done additional tests in a number of major stadiums and at the Melbourne Cup, and will continue to do testing to understand the network functionality,” he said.The operator, with 52 per cent market share, was the world’s first to broadcast an event on an LTE-B network back in early 2014, and Wright said in March at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it would equip its 4G footprint with LTE-B technology by May, ahead of commercial trials later in the year.Mike-Wright-49Wright (pictured, left) confirmed that LTE-B functionality was integrated into its network in May, adding it is “now progressively enabling permanent LTE-B channels at key venues and major events, initially for testing and then for customer access later in 2015”.While it offers a number of LTE-B capable devices, he explained that it is still at the point of making sure it understands the network and the efficiency benefits, and builds the business case for when it moves towards a critical mass as other operators join.“I believe in the next 12 to 18 months you will really start to see that, and we want to make sure that we are ready to take advantage of it.”He noted that not every device manufacturer is a believer yet. “But I think I have been through this loop enough times to know that the challenge is for the network operators to signal to the device manufacturers that if they manufacture the devices, then we will use them. We need a few of us to be the first to be ready to go to market, and then we will start to see the critical mass grow as the use cases and the business cases grow.”Given the high percentage of video that is forecast to run on wireless networks by 2020, Telstra has previously stated it needs technologies that are going to help it do that efficiently and effectively, and one of those is LTE-B.Wright stated that as an industry it won’t be able to deal with mass events unless it implements a technology of this type. “When a big event happens, increasingly people turn to their devices and want to know what’s going on. So the network without something like this technology will just not be able to deliver that to our customers.”Beyond videoBeyond the video broadcasting angle, another aspect is increasing network efficiency, and it is exploring using the LTE-B capability to do mass software updates.Telstra sees surges of traffic come across the network as a new software release hits, but it also sees an ongoing percentage in its network traffic that is clearly coming from things like app updates. Wright asked: “is that really an efficient way to use a network? We would like to work with the industry and develop a capability that would allow us to optimise the behaviours of those parts of the industry that are generating those software updates and deliver them more efficiently and quickly.”He noted that the resources required for updates varies, but it has seen them up in the 10+ per cent range of traffic at a point in time. “But I can see that become a bigger challenge over time as more devices get regular updates or maybe get emergency updates if there is a particular patch that needs to be rolled out.”In addition, he mentioned the possibility of real-time alerts like public safety messages that are broadcast over a specific geographical area.AFL dealTelstra last month signed a six-year digital rights agreement with the Australian Football League (AFL) to provide exclusive live streaming of all AFL matches to mobile devices via an official app. The operator has been the AFL’s official technology partner for the past four years and together developed the AFL Live App, which is Australia’s leading sports app with 3.1 million downloads and more than four million unique users a week.Asked about the AFL deal, Wright said Telstra, like other operators, sees value in what sporting content can bring to its wider offering,“Things like that, whether it’s AFL or other rights, have big potential if we get LTE Broadcast right. We at some point envision that we can do something interesting with that, but we haven’t at this stage got anything to announce because we haven’t reached that point in time where LTE Broadcast is a mature service. But once we get that right, we will certainly start thinking about what else we can do with it.”Telstra is looking at a broad range of opportunities, and Wright acknowledged that deployments in stadiums is the most common use case. But he expects LTE-B to be just as interesting outside of stadiums with events where fans are spread out and can’t always see the action. These include events like bike races, car races and golf.“We think that there are opportunities when we get the ecosystem right and a broad range of other video broadcasting opportunities, whether it’s in shopping centres, airports or on particular routes. We are still exploring all of those options,” he said. Previous ArticleUber and Didi Kuaidi battle it out with China fundraisingNext ArticleNTT Data digs in its pocket for iPay88 Related Telstra earmarks $116M to boost rural coverage Telstra to delist from New Zealand exchange Authorcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 SEP 2015 Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AustraliaLTE BroadbastLTE-Bsoftware updateTelstra Joseph Waring Tags Asia last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JUL 2018 Previous ArticleZTE reveals revamped boardNext ArticleVodafone, Idea feel heat of merger hold up Proxy advisory company Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) called on BT shareholders to slash the level of bonus paid to its CEO, after describing the £1.3 million earned by outgoing boss Gavin Patterson (pictured, right) in the year to end-March as too high.In a report, ISS stated: “The discussion focuses on the justification…of substantial bonuses in a year where corporate performance (and share price) disappointed the market (which culminated in the departure of the CEO). While some discretion was used to reduce the amount, the CEO’s bonus of 130 per cent of salary, just shy of £1.3 million, is considered too large, in our view, for the level of performance. For this reason, a vote against the remuneration report is warranted”.Last month Patterson appeared to play down reports he was pushed out of the company due to waning shareholder satisfaction, arguing he is leaving the operator poised for growth and is stepping aside because “now is the right time to pass on the baton“.A strategy outlined in May will see BT cut 13,000 jobs, sell its global headquarters in central London and close a number of other offices in a bid to reduce annual costs by £1.5 billion. The company also plans to revamp its consumer and enterprise divisions.On this, ISS said: “While cost-cutting measures are the remit of management, the payment of high bonuses against this backdrop is also noteworthy”. Home BT under fire over CEO bonus BT preps renewed 5G push, pandemic hits earnings Author BT mulls options for sports TV service Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Related Saleha Riaz Tags BT consumer boss opens net neutrality debate BTGavin Pattersonlast_img read more

first_img Logistics professionals in the pharmaceutical sector need to push for “better alignment on handling and transport standards”.At yesterday’s Temperature Controlled Logistics conference in London, Amelia Binci, director of external quality assurance for distribution and logistics at pharma manufacturer MSD, said alignment was her main challenge when selecting suppliers.“Particularly in terms of standardised requirements,” she added.“In the guidelines [Good Distribution Practice, 2013], there are generalisations that are there on purpose so the experts, those moving the goods, can set the appropriate measures. “But these guidelines are based on minimum standards and for us this isn’t enough, we want the same standard globally.”Head of pharma at Kuehne + Nagel David Cunniffe said when K+N selected transport providers it looked to certification from industry bodies to ensure standardised practices.“For instance, it is about selecting airlines that can handle pharmaceuticals, so we look for those that have received IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification,” said Mr Cunniffee.“The shipments we are typically transporting by air are valued at anywhere between $3m and $10m, so we cannot afford any deviation in temperatures.”Ms Binci said she was optimistic about raising standards in emerging markets, where many were looking to European operators and seeing their standards as those to follow. She believed this provided a platform for emerging markets to catch up while maintaining quality.“Even so, I still have a lot of problems to be overcome, notably in ocean logistics, where I question the importance of the pharma business,” she said. “It strikes me that pharma manufacturers have a lack of leverage in this market, where perhaps the ocean carriers consider the shipments we provide to be of less importance. How important is pharmaceuticals for these transport companies?”The director of pharma ocean freight specialist Team Poseidon, Alan Kennedy, told The Loadstar his firm’s plan for a less-than-containerload (LCL) service for SME shippers would open a “huge market” for pharmaceuticals to be shipped by sea.“Some 40%-50% of pharmaceuticals are produced by small shippers and none goes by sea, because these companies are not manufacturing the volumes to make using a full container economically viable,” said Mr Kennedy.“With an LCL service, the prospect of sending their goods by ocean becomes not only more viable, but makes much more sense.” By Alexander Whiteman 30/01/2019last_img read more

first_imgInternship in German Companies for Balkan Countries October 20, 2010 Published by Site Default If I apply for internship in architecture and I don`t have good knowledge in German language, do I have a chance to enter? Or when does it starts, do I have time to learn German till than?Thank You on October 25, 2010 at 9:56 am Log in to Reply Reddit By mladiinfo says: 4 thoughts on “Internship in German Companies for Balkan Countries” Regional Response Team Leader for Save the Children By Mladiinfo says: on October 25, 2010 at 8:47 am Share 0 Tweet Regional Design Competition: Young Balkan Designers 2016 Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program. If you are eligible, you should complete the application form to apply. Dear Elena, please read through the text thoroughly – “Until the beginning of March the companies should decide for a candidate. The start of the internships is planned by end May / beginning of June. Intensive language courses start in the second half of May.” And for architecture, you need to have a good command of German, so I would advise you to take up some German classes and try to apply next year. Many happy classes, Kristina, mladiinfo on November 12, 2010 at 8:39 am Call for applications: Conference „Erasmus+ opening door“ By Elena says: By shahzad ahmad says: Log in to Reply wishing for internship in you renowed organisation Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 American Corner Staff Job Position, Macedonia → LinkedIn 0 Pocket Similar Stories Log in to Reply Deadline: 14 November 2010 in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and BiH; 21 November 2010 in Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.Open to: students from the higher semesters and postgraduates with first job experiences under 30, mainly studies with focus on business or engineering.Allowance: monthly allowance, accommodation and insurance covered by the companiesDuration: from 3 to 6 monthsAbout the ProgrammeWithin the framework of the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme, young graduates and students complete three to six months long internships in leading German companies and they get an insight in German business culture. After their stay in Germany, the students will use their experience and contacts to support the reconstruction in their home countries. The programme serves to intensify the regional reconciliation, economic relations and create a cross-sectoral network of young, cosmopolitan professionals in the region.BenefitsThe trainees get a monthly allowance. This money is provided by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The companies bear the costs for accommodation and insurances. The programme also provides German language courses.Trainees take part in a four-day introductory programme in Berlin prior to the internships, where they can learn about German institutions and attend seminars on German business culuture.Target groupEducation: mainly studies with focus on business or engineering.Level of education: Students from the higher semesters and postgraduates with first job experiences.Age: The candidates should not be older than 30 years.Languages: very good command of English and / or German.The application procedureThe application procedure consists of* a written online application* an interview* and the selection of recommended candidates by the companies.The overview shows which areas of studies are necessary for an internship in the listed industries.You will find the online application forms here.Before you apply online you should prepare the following documents:* a letter of  motivation (1-2 pages in German or English)* CV (in German or English)* your picture (in a common graphics format e.g. JPG), as a separate document* a scanned transcript of your courses and marks (with self provided translation in English or German, for the email application it is not necessary to send official translations)* other scanned documents (e.g. language diplomas, letters of reference)Please complete your online application by 14.11.2010 in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and by 21.11.2010 in Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.Incomplete applications will not be accepted!More info on the official webpage. on November 12, 2010 at 11:58 am ← Kokkalis Program – Southeastern & East Central Europe, USA Log in to Reply last_img

first_img SIGN UP “We are really proud to be celebrating 100 years of Olympic equestrian sport at the London 2012 Games and it’s wonderful that we will be doing that at an iconic venue like Greenwich Park right in the heart of the Games,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said today. “Greenwich Park is the second largest venue in London 2012 and tickets for the Cross Country were one of the fastest to sell out. Demand has been so high for our sport that tickets for all the equestrian disciplines were sold out in a matter of weeks, establishing us as one of the most popular sports in the Games. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. Email* Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm. It is one of the few Olympic sports in which men and women compete against each other and the only one which involves an animal. Tags: HRH Princess Haya, 2012 London Olympic Games, FEI President HRH Princess Haya, center_img The London 2012 Olympic Games marks 100 years of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement, and FEI President HRH Princess Haya is looking forward to celebrating the centenary at Greenwich Park this summer. “The IOC conducts a thorough review of the Olympic Games programme after each edition of the Games and of course that applies to all the sports on the programme, not only to equestrian sport. “This is a real milestone for our sport and is worthy of celebration as it confirms that we are really competing with the other top sports on the number of spectators we can pull in. We’re aspiring to provide one of the top quality products of the Games and we can really say to the big international federations, watch out, we’re here now! 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. “We have worked tirelessly over the past number of years to ensure that horse sport falls in line with all the IOC requirements, that it is clean, transparent, cost effective and safe. “Protecting our status in the Olympic Movement is very important to the FEI, and my role as a member of the IOC provides me with the opportunity to promote our sport and our Federation in the future. We have made great strides in the past 100 years and we are now looking forward to another 100 years of equestrian sport in the Olympic Games.”last_img read more