North Fork News

first_imgELIH 27th Annual Golf ClassicEastern Long Island Hospital hosted its 27th annual Golf Classic at the North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue on June 10.More than 160 golfers attended the event, which included a breakfast for morning golfers, a barbecue lunch, prizes, various games of chance, cocktails, and a dinner buffet.This year’s event raised nearly $124,000, which will benefit services that the ELIH Emergency Department provides for the North Fork and Shelter Island.Stanley Lomangino and Jon DiVello of Mattituck Environmental Services were honored at the Classic for providing essential waste removal services for the North Fork as well as their philanthropic efforts in the community.Food Distribution DayRISE Life Services will partner with Island Harvest to host a Community Food Distribution Day on Thursday, June 27, at 1 PM in RISE’s Riverhead parking lot.Island Harvest will arrive with a truck filled with food donations, and volunteers from Island Harvest and RISE will hand out food to community members in need until inventory runs out.RISE runs the Main Street Food Pantry, which is open every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.To learn more, visit www.islandharvest.org or www.riselifeservices.org.Old Town Arts & CraftsThe Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild in Cutchogue will host a Watercolor Workshop for Kids with Melissa Hyatt on July 11 and August 8 at Cutchogue’s Guild Hall from 1 to 2:30 PM.The class on July 11 will focus on painting a lighthouse, while the class on August 8 will paint a landscape.The fee is $20 per session and can be paid in checks payable to Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild.For more information, visit [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Minister Creed launches report on “The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017”

first_imgHome  »  Breeding News  »  Minister Creed launches report on “The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017” Minister Creed launches report on “The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017” 20 October 2017, 23:39 Tags: (l-r) Ronan Murphy, Chief Executive Officer Horse Sport Ireland, Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Alison Corbally, Horse Sport Ireland, and UCD Professor Alan Fahey, with the “The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy” report at The Department of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo by Cody Glenn/SportsfileThe Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017,  Corbally and Fahey, 2017Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has launched an important report authored by Alison Corbally and Professor Alan G. Fahey entitled “The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017.” The report highlights the importance of the Sport Horse sector and the fact that it accounted for expenditure of €816 million and supported over 14,000 full time job equivalents in 2016. The Irish Sport Horse industry impacts the livelihoods of residents of every county in Ireland.This industry, uniquely provides significant employment and expenditure throughout the whole country.  This is evidenced by the fact that over 60% of breeders are located in the west and south-western counties, where significant employment is so important to the maintenance of rural communities. The breeding sector is of course the bedrock on which the production, competition and leisure sectors are based.Breeding accounted for €271 million of all expenditure, or 33% last year. In this report, the breeding sector accounts for expenditure from the point of covering the mare until the progeny are four years of age, when the animal will enter one of the other sectors of Competition, Leisure or be exported. There were 14,830 active sport horse breeders in Ireland in 2016 and 31% of them reported that they were aiming to breed a showjumper, with 29% aiming to breeder eventers followed by 16% and 13% indicating that they wished to breed leisure and show horses respectively. The use of artificial insemination has increased in the sector from 32% in 2012 to 42% last year, and there was also a small increase (3%) in the use of frozen semen imported from abroad.Ireland has a significant track record in breeding the world’s best event horses, we have won the World Breeding Federation’s studbook rankings for 22 of the past 24 years. Once again in 2017, The Irish Sport Horse studbook has retained this significant accolade.  This report highlights the importance of the competition sector which accounted €168million of expenditure. There are 10,000 registered horses competing in Show jumping, eventing and Dressage nationally which are produced by over 7,300 competition riders and their support staff.In the sport of show jumping, Ireland has produced two world, young horse champions recently. Killossery Kaiden (ISH), bred by Laura and Frank Glynn and Columbcille Gipsy (ISH) bred by Eamonn Murphy who each won the gold medal in the six-year-old World championship in Lanaken, Belgium in 2016 and 2017 respectively, against over 800 of the best, young horses in the world.The success of our young horses has driven an increase in external trade since 2012. Most sport horses are sold privately, unlike Thoroughbreds. This study estimated that 76%, of all sport horse are sold privately, which makes estimating the net export figure more difficult. However, the total value of sport horse transactions in 2016 was in the region of €106 million, of those the value of exports was 48 million last year.The sport horse sector also provides opportunities for the whole family to participate from Pony Club and Interschool competitions to the Riding clubs, showing and hunting activities. Expenditure in this leisure sector contributed over €100 million to the overall total, of which hunting and country shows were the most substantial contributors. These activities provide entertainment for participants and supporters alike, with the country shows alone attracted over 286,500 spectators last year with over 5% of those being overseas visitors. The visitors stayed in Ireland on average from 5 to 7 nights and, supported our hospitality sector during their stay.The Sport Horse industry, is already a significant contributor to the Irish Economy in terms of direct expenditure and employment. It is one of the main areas in the agricultural sector that has huge potential for growth into the future.The full report can be viewed on the link below.The Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017, Corbally, Faheylast_img read more

Gyan seeks lead striking role

first_imgInjury-prone Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken of his desire to recapture the lead striking role in the team for the 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifiers.The 23-year-old has suffered a lot of injury setbacks this term after switching from Udinese to Rennes in an 8 million euro move.Gyan is yearning for a role in Milovan Rajevac starting line-up for Sunday’s Group opener against Benin at the Baba Yara Stadium.“I won’t say I’m the lead striker now because it’s been a while for now so I am back to take my place in the team,” Gyan told Ghanasoccernet.com“So I’m just focused. I will just play my normal game and the coach decides. I believe in my qualities and I know what I can do on the field.”Gyan last played for the Black Stars some 14 months against Nigeria at the Nations Cup on home soil and he is elated to return to international duty. “I’m very happy because I have been in a lot of difficulties for the past one-and-half years so joining my colleagues. I thank God,” he added.“I just recovered from injury and I have played few games for my team and think my condition is quite for us that was why I respond to the call-up because I believe playing for the national team, at least you have to be 65% fit.”He scored Ghana’s first goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany in a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more