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More Morocco success for Circle

first_img Oil and gas explorer Circle Oil said it made another gas discovery in its key Sebou Permit, marking its second successive discovery in Morocco this month. The company said it found gas in the deeper Main Hoot and the secondary Guebbas regions of the reservoir. Circle Oil shares closed up 1.9 per cent. KCS-content whatsapp More Morocco success for Circle Wednesday 26 January 2011 7:11 pm Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

Stuart Hogg awarded Player of Six Nations Championship for second year in a row

first_imgThursday Mar 23, 2017 Stuart Hogg awarded Player of Six Nations Championship for second year in a row Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been named the RBS Player of the Championship for the second year running after another sensational Six Nations tournament. Watch the moment he found out with his clubmates, as Gregor Townsend announced the award. The results are in and Hogg has been voted the 2017 RBS Player of the Championship. Securing over 24.6% of the public vote, the full back received the backing of 29,734 fans. In addition to the public vote, Accenture, Official Technology Partner of the RBS 6 Nations, has been working closely with Accenture Analysis Team member, and former South Africa and Italy coach, Nick Mallett to draw up the final shortlist of 12 players.The shortlist was based on a specific algorithm created by the technology partner where players at every RBS 6 Nations match this year have been awarded (or deducted) points based upon several different performance categories which cover all aspects of the game. Hogg may have been a fair distance ahead, which reflected his second standout RBS 6 Nations in a row, but CJ Stander came in second place with 14.9% of the vote for his significant role within the Irish Squad.Third place was awarded to Louis Picamoles with 12.8% of the votes, followed by Joe Launchbury (8.9% of the vote). Finn Russell’s notable performance was recognised with the Fly Half finishing 5th (8.3 % of the vote), ahead of scrum half, Conor Murray in 6th with 7.9 % of the vote. Hogg, who made his 53rd appearance for Scotland during the Championship, commented: “To receive this award again is an absolute honour, particularly when you take other players on the shortlist into account. “I’m delighted to be awarded the RBS Player of the Championship Trophy and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted and the fans for their continued support throughout the Championship.”Below is the amusing moment he found out, and then a short highlights video ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


June 18, 2021 0

World Cup winning giant moves a step closer to arriving at Munster

first_imgThursday May 21, 2020 World Cup winning giant moves a step closer to arriving at Munster Incoming Munster signing RG Snyman has shared a farewell message to Honda Heat in Japan, as he moves closer to his move to Thomond Park.ADVERTISEMENTThe 25-year-old said in an Instagram post that it was a blessing “to have been part of a different culture and to have made so many good friends while playing for Honda Heat the past three seasons”, but said he is looking forward to the next chapter in his career.With the domestic season already over in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African’s arrival in Ireland has been brought forward, but has signalled an end to his three-year spell in the Top League, where footage of his barnstorming carries went viral this season.A member of the Springboks’ ‘Bomb Squad’ during their Rugby World Cup triumph last year, the lock will be available to represent Munster from July alongside his compatriot and fellow world champion Damian de Allende.After the signing of the South African duo was announced in January, it was expected that they would join the province ahead of next season, but with the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign still to be played, they could still feature should the Guinness Pro14 resume.However, there is still no certainty as to when the season will start again, or whether it will be abandoned completely.ADVERTISEMENTSnyman, de Allende and Saracens’ Matt Gallagher have all signed two-year deals for Munster, and the inside centre has already begun settling in in Limerick.During his time in Japan, the second row helped promote his side from the Top Challenge League to the Top League in his first season, whilst still playing for the Bulls in Super Rugby. However, his sole commitment in domestic rugby will be for the men in red for the next two years. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


June 18, 2021 0

Institute launches National Awards for 2008

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 November 2007 | News Institute launches National Awards for 2008 The awards ceremony and dinner takes place on the first night of the IoF’s National Convention on Monday 7 July. The awards are a key component of the Institute’s ongoing commitment to champion best practice in fundraising and celebrate fundraisers’ hard work and successes. All shortlisted campaigns and charities will be profiled in a special blog on UK Fundraising dedicated to the awards.Nomination forms are available online and entries have to be in by Monday 3 March 2008. The Institute of Fundraising has launched its awards scheme for 2008.Nominations are open for the awards which will this time consist of 16 categories covering campaigns, techniques, individuals and teams. These include best business/charity partnership; best local/regional campaign; most innovative fundraising campaign; best use of direct mail fundraising; best use of telephone; volunteer fundraiser, fundraising team, and fundraiser of the year awards.New this year are best use of legacy fundraising and best use of payroll giving. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Awards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

Charity workers ‘flexible’ to help colleagues retain jobs, says survey

A survey of over 2,500 by the Keep Britain Working campaign has found that 93% of workers in the charity and voluntary sector would accept changes in their working conditions to help colleagues keep their jobs in the current tough economic situation.Twenty seven per cent would accept a cut in pay and 48% would accept a reduction in hours, if it meant protecting colleagues’ jobs. However, where 3% of UK workers would strike, if bosses asked for sacrifices without making any themselves, no-one in charity and voluntary roles said that they would resort to strike action.The 93% sounds impressive but in fact this was the lowest score across all job sectors. The national average was 95%.The poll results have been published in advance of Wednesday’s Budget statement, which Gordon Brown has acknowledged needs to be “a Budget for jobs”.The poll has found that workers would want any measures adopted to be fair. For example, if bosses asked for sacrifices without making any themselves, 49% would challenge their manager, while more than one in ten would take more direct action. 3% would go slow at work, 4% would walk off the job or seek redundancy, and a further 3% would consider strike action.James Reed, founder of the Keep Britain Working campaign, said: “There seems to be a new altruism at work. If people believe that being flexible about their own employment conditions will help stem job losses they will take on change and make personal sacrifices – especially if bosses do their bit”.The campaign aims to help preserve as many jobs as possible and create new ones.www.keepbritainworking.com Charity workers ‘flexible’ to help colleagues retain jobs, says survey Howard Lake | 20 April 2009 | News Tagged with: recession Recruitment / people Research / statistics  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more


June 16, 2021 0

U.S. and European allies target Syrian chemical weapons production with airstrike

first_imgFacebook Previous articleMen’s basketball extends Dixon’s contract, hires new assistant coachNext articleBreakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing Betsy Foresman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Breakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing + posts ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Russia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election Facebook Twitter West Wing woes: Trump administration sees record high employee turnover What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlinescenter_img Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ The bombing was the largest intervention against the Assad regime by western countries.“Together, we have sent a clear message to Assad, and his murderous lieutenants, that they should not perpetrate another chemical weapons attack for which they will be held accountable,” United States Defense Secretary James Mattis said.The strike has been deemed a “mission accomplished” my many U.S. officials. Britain, Germany, France, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Italy, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Canada have all joined in support of the strikes against Syria. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said in a statement: “President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”Some nations have condemned the attack– including Russia, Iran and Bolivia. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, called the U.S. strikes “an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of international law under a far-fetched pretext.” On Saturday, Russia also called the United Nations Security Council to convene an emergency meeting.The UN Security Council has rejected Russia’s request to condemn the airstrike in Syria after Russia failed to get the other 14 Council members to adopt the resolution.Joint Staff Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. called the attack, “precise, overwhelming and effective.” However, some are calling into question the effectiveness of the strike. Daniel L. Byman, senior fellow at Brooking’s Center for Middle East Policy, said, “the military impact of a missile strike on one facility is limited.”A similar airstrike was carried out last year in Syria. U.S. military targeted a Syrian military base for weapons delivery after a chemical attack agains civilians.“Clearly, the Assad regime did not get the message last year,” Mattis said. Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Linkedin Betsy Foresman What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt printPresident Donald Trump announced early Saturday that the United States and European allies have launched successful missile strikes on Syrian chemical weapon storage and research facilities.A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018U.S., French and British forces launched 105 missiles at three chemical weapons targets Friday night in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack carried out by the Assad regime near Damascus last week. Betsy is a junior journalism and psychology double major from Orange County, California. She is pretty well-read, as untamed as a shrew, and her dependence on Redbull is something we won’t get into. The chemical attack has not been confirmed and Syrian news media has denied the use of chemical weapons. However, according to a World Health Organization report, estimated 500 patients present symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.“More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals,” according to the report. March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in Americalast_img read more


June 13, 2021 0

HR restructure paves way for M&S road to recovery

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR restructure paves way for M&S road to recoveryOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Marks & Spencer’s HR director admits she has learned more about humanresources in the last two years than in her previous 21 at the UK’s largestclothing retailer. Over the past year, Helena Feltham has restructured the company’s HR team tobetter support the business strategy and is now driving a culture change inperformance management. In anticipation, she completed a course in strategic HRat the London Business School. “I’ve had to take my brain out andre-programme it,” she said. The ‘surgery’ appears to be working. Last month, M&S reported anincrease in pre-tax profits of 31 per cent to £647m for the past financialyear. It plans to open 20 small food stores this year, creating about 1,000 newjobs, a far cry from October 2000 when its share price hit a low of £1.71(shares are now trading at nearly £4) and cost-cutting was top of the agenda. Its new 17-strong leadership team – many of whom were recruited from outsideM&S – launched its business strategy in March. The approach is based onrestoring the UK market and offloading its loss-making overseas chains. M&S is trying to regain dominance in clothing and speciality foodthrough exploiting the value of its brand and is developing new product areas. Feltham said: “We had to be clear about our strategy and the unique andfundamental strengths of the business. “We have had to go back to what made us great – including 100 per centown brand, superior quality and innovation – and this has to be underpinned andexecuted through the talent and capability of our people.” Key appointments highlighted this change in direction, and Feltham played aleading role in the recruitment drive. (see box). “The recovery has been about getting leadership capability in place. Wehave very quickly put together a good leadership team, in which HR played a keyrole,” she said. The HR team has been more closely integrated with the business to supportthe retailer’s strategy. She explained: “We took HR away from centralareas and embedded it in their business areas, so every business head – whetherthey be a board member or store manager – is clear about who their HR partneris. “HR is now a fundamental part of senior teams in all business areas,and it sits down with them from the inception of their commercial strategy.People strategy is constantly being developed alongside the commercialstrategy, and that is a huge change.” M&S cut 60 HR jobs as part of the restructure and now has 205 at HQ.”It was a difficult time because it became very obvious to me that weneeded fewer and better people,” said Feltham. The new-look HR team is focused on delivering high performance. It isreviewing recruitment procedures to ensure it hires those who fit its ‘ways ofworking’ targets, which include customer focus, passion, team working andlistening and learning. Feltham said: “The big thing is talent and capability. We learned thatgetting the right people in the right place at the right time has to be ouroverall focus. The recruitment and retention of fantastic people is it.” To incentivise staff, M&S introduced a new bonus scheme last year.Employees receive a bonus if their store or region exceeds sales targets on aquarterly basis, and they have worked more than 96 per cent of their contractedhours during the period. Improved feedback from the shop floor has also been vital to improvingperformance, said Feltham. A regular staff survey has been introduced andbusiness involvement groups – which have six elected members of staffrepresented – have been set up in each store. She said: “We are working hard to do things in the right order. It isimportant to know if the leadership team is creating the right conditions forsuccess and helping their people to do a great job.” Staff feedback has highlighted that while M&S is improving its customerfocus, employees are uncertain about how to improve their performance. A new performance management system was launched for all 60,000 staffalongside the business strategy in March, and includes a performance review,objective setting, development planning and performance coaching. This is supported by a dedicated performance management team headed byMagdalen Chadbourn, which was created with the relaunch of the HR departmentlast October. Feltham explained that M&S lost the link between individual and groupperformance and has responded by pulling together learning, reward and careerdevelopment in one team. “People seemed to think the performance of thecompany could be OK if individual performance wasn’t improving. We weren’t confidently asking ourselves the question what is the businesstrying to deliver here, and how do we incentivise that through our HR policiesand practices,” she said. Blanket training programmes are no longer being used and the training teamare treating staff as individuals, offering extra learning and careerdevelopment. She said: “Getting the right balance between buying or building peopleis important – we have to make sure all the frameworks are in place to grow ourown staff.” Much of M&S’s learning investment is initially going into the HR team.Feltham said: “I’m not being parochial – we have to put ourselves first. Ihave to get this team right if they are going to be trusted business partners. “We have taken a deliberate stance that unless we are role-modellingeverything we are guiding the organisation to do, then we don’t have a right tobe here.” Despite the encouraging financial results – M&S is outperforming thebenchmark FTSE 100 by 14 per cent so far this year – Feltham stressed that therecovery is still “work in progress”. The potential for outsourcing and self-service HR, for example, is beingexplored by a new people proposition team, headed by Denise Keating, recentlyrecruited from Nationwide. HR will continue to play a central role. She said: “HR has played afantastic part in the results and people are feeling really proud for the firsttime in a long time.” By Mike Broad last_img read more


May 12, 2021 0

Purplebricks results: company reports first profits despite ‘challenging’ market

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks results: company reports first profits despite ‘challenging’ market previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks results: company reports first profits despite ‘challenging’ marketBut spectacular growth slows and costs riseNigel Lewis5th December 20160614 Views Purplebricks has revealed its latest financial results for this year covering the key post-Brexit months from May to October, which have produced its first profits since launching in 2015.The results released this morning show that the business generated a profit of £300,000 compared to a loss of £600,00 during the same six-month period last year.The company says it is also on course to reach its target Local Property Expert total of 340 by the end of this year.But while it has also increased its revenue per customer by 20.6% to £1,000 and reported a 108% increase in instructions, Purplebricks says the property market is a “challenging” place to do business.This has helped slow its earlier spectacular growth. The company generated revenue of £18.7m during the period, up 159% up on last year although not the extraordinary 448% growth it revealed when it last reported in May.Cost of sales have also increased from £3.1 million to £8.3m compared to the same period last year, although how much it spends on sales and marketing stayed the same.“Although we recognise that the UK market backdrop is tough, we continue to have a confident outlook for the future,” says CEO Michael Bruce.“We have momentum, a superior, low fixed cost flexible business model and a strong balance sheet, which we will leverage further in the early part of the busier spring market so as to build on our success to date.”The company also revealed the first revenue from the recently-established Australian business, generating a revenue of £400,000.Purplebricks results December 5, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


May 7, 2021 0

Newspaper giant fights back against portals

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Newspaper giant fights back against portals previous nextMarketingNewspaper giant fights back against portalsThe Negotiator29th June 20170542 Views The UK’s largest regional newspaper and digital publisher Trinity Mirror, is to “fight back” against the increasing slice of agent marketing spend taken by Rightmove and Zoopla.Trinity Mirror has 140 regional newspapers including the Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail and Bristol Post – and 80 websites. It also owns the Daily and Sunday Mirror.The campaign aims to persuade agents that Trinity Mirror’s online and print titles are the best way to ensure they are one of the ‘three’ agents that vendors and landlords traditionally ask to appraise their properties before choosing one to instruct.The message, #Be1ofthe3, is that the major portals “don’t want agents’ brands to stand out – it’s not good for their business model – so they suppress them”.“Agents need to consider other forms of marketing to build their brand presence in the regions they operate within,” says Trinity Mirror whose titles reach three in four UK adults each month, and claims a bigger online audience than the other news publishers.Paul Spencer, Head of Property for Trinity Mirror, says, “In this current low-stock market, what good are the likes of Rightmove and Zoopla if agents don’t have strong enough brand recognition to be one of the three agents invited to appraise properties, and so have little stock to advertise?”“This isn’t about having to make a choice between newspapers and property websites, it’s about recognising that they both have a really important role to play, and not putting all your marketing eggs in one basket. A multimedia approach is key and our news brands are as important now as they ever have been to winning new business and driving potential buyers online.”newspaper giants Rightmove portals trinity mirror Zoopla June 29, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


May 7, 2021 0

Farrington and Austria 2 Make it a Double in $137,000 NetJets Grand Prix

first_img 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. Coming off a win in the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 on Friday, Kent Farrington and Austria 2, owned by Take The High Road, LLC, put on yet another display of speed and precision to capture the $137,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI3* on Sunday, January 31, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Competition continues at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) with the Marshall & Sterling/Great American CSI4* week featuring FEI jumping returning to the Derby Field at Equestrian Village. The schedule is highlighted with Friday’s $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Rd 4, the $25,000 Hermès U25 Grand Prix Series Team Event in the Global Stadium Arena, and in the International Arena at PBIEC is the 1 p.m. $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Hunt & Go.Saturday features $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic on the Derby Field followed by the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® taking place in the International Arena on Saturday night. To conclude the week, it’s the FEI $50,000 1.45m Grand Prix CSI 2* followed by the $214,000 Marshall & Sterling/Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix CSI 4*, both set to go on the Derby Field. Competition at WEF continues through April 4, with feature classes available to watch on the livestream.A total of 45 combinations challenged the track set by Peter Grant (CAN) and Joey Rycroft (CAN) with 12 qualifying to return for the jump-off. Farrington and the 13-year-old Holsteiner mare by Casall x Corrado took off at a full gallop and didn’t stop, crossing the timers in 39.13 seconds. The pair elected to do 12 strides to the second jump on course, while most of their competitors two or three less [strides], which gave Farrington and Austria 2 the opportunity to angle the Lugano Diamonds oxer for a more direct route to the third jump on course.“I tend not to count in very long lines,” said the world number seven rider, Farrington. “I like to ride off what I feel the horse needs. She’s a small horse so if you are running and jumping too long or too flat, you risk a rail, so I think it’s better to run up to the jump and get their hocks underneath them. It allows them to get more height and make a short turn about a stride out when I land. It’s different styles for different horses, but that’s what suited my horse.”The first to post a double-clear effort was Spencer Smith (USA) aboard Ayade Hero Z, a 10-year-old Zangrsheide mare owned by one of his students, Ransome Rombauer, finishing less than one second off the mark in 39.95 seconds.“She’s a super mare,” said Smith. “She came from Eric Lamaze when I was working there. He bought her as a seven-year-old and then sold her to Ransome. She’s taken her through the High Amateur-Owners and the U25s. Every once in a while, I grab her back and jump a big class with her. She’s so game; I know if I’m on it, I can win.”Smith is one of the United States’ top up-and-coming professionals. The 25-year-old rider already has multiple top 10 finishes in CSI3* competition at WEF this season with a string of talented horses, and he’s only nine spots away from cracking the top 100 in the world rankings lists.Rounding out the top three was Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) aboard Katanga Van Het Dingeshof, his own 11-year-old mare by Cardento 933 x Tabelle DIngeshod Z, with a double-clear effort in 42.48 seconds.“It’s great to be here and see a little bit more of what my horses can do,” said Philippaerts. “So far, this mare is doing really well; she’s jumping very good. She’s one of my best horses so I’m really excited for what she can do the rest of the season here.”The 28-year-old rider elected to cross the pond for WEF in its entirety, and the decision is already paying off in the early weeks of the 13-week circuit.“In Europe there’s not too much going on,” said Philippaerts. “I brought five horses with me. It’s a long enough season we can give the horses long breaks between the classes and try to compete a little bit. It’s going to be really nice after having not much to jump in Europe over the summer, to get the chance to jump some of the bigger classes.”It was no surprise to the crowd to see Farrington put forth a speedy effort; after all, he’s one of the most familiar faces in the International Arena’s winner’s circle. After Friday’s win, he felt confident but did not take the task of a tough track lightly.“Often in those classes where you’re riding a horse that you know is capable of winning the danger is always that you beat yourself,” he said. “A lot of times you put in a great round, and my goal is to go quick enough to hopefully nick his time and not overcook it where I’m two seconds faster than I need to, and I end up having a rail down towards the end. I was really just trying to do the best for my horse.”Vicki Lowell and her own Grandkittaire won the $10,000 Don Little Masters Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, presented by Horseware Ireland. In the $10,000 Karlswood Medium Junior Jumper Classic, Max Wachman and Coolmore Show Jumping’s Dinaro took the win. Rounding out the week with victory in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic, presented by Griffis Residential were Dominic Gibbs and Mountain King Ranch LLC’s Delia B.Final Results: $137,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI3*1. AUSTRIA 2: 2008 Holsteiner mare by Casall x Corrado IKENT FARRINGTON (USA), Take The High Road, LLC: 0/0/39.132. AYADE HERO Z: 2011 Zangersheide mare by Aganix Du Seigneur x C.heroine De ThieusiesSPENCER SMITH (USA), Ransome Rombauer: 0/0/39.953. KATANGA VAN HET DINGESHOF: 2010 BWP mare by Cardento 933 x Tabelle DIngeshod ZNICOLA PHILIPPAERTS (BEL), Nicola Philippaerts: 0/0/42.484. KILKENNY: 2012 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cardento x Mhs Pembrook LadyCIAN O’CONNOR (IRL), Ronnoco Jump Ltd: 0/0/43.955. CONFU: 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Contact Me x CambridgeLAURA KRAUT (USA), St. Bride’s Farm: 0/4/41.316. ROBIN DE PONTHUAL: 2005 Selle Francais gelding by Elf D’or x Calypso D’Herbiers*EcolitSCHUYLER RILEY (USA), Katherine Gallagher: 0/4/42.597. BENNYS LEGACY: 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Lupicor x AcordiaADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms, LLC: 0/4/42.928. DEZ OOKTOFF: 2008 KWPN stallion by Colandro x FabiolaROBERTO TERAN TAFUR (COL), Roberto Teran Tafur: 0/4/43.129. DICAS: 2009 Rheinlander gelding by Diarado x Cassini IMARGIE ENGLE (USA), Storm Ridge Capital LLC, Show Horses, Garber & Gladewinds Partners LLC: 0/4/43.2010. SKARA GLEN’S MACHU PICCHU: 2007 KWPN gelding by Silverstone x MatterhornPAUL O’SHEA (IRL), Skara Glen Stables: 0/8/40.90 Tags: Kent Farrington, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, WEF, show jumping, Austria 2, NetJets Grand Prix CSI3*, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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