Following an exciting outdoor season with the FEI World four-in-hand Driving Championships in Riesenbeck (GER) as the highlight, the Driving world can expect more thrilling competition as the sport moves indoors for the 12th season of the FEI World Cup™ Driving.Ten top class drivers will battle for the Driving World Cup title and nine of them will be trying to beat four-time FEI World Cup™ Champion Boyd Exell (AUS), who has been unbeatable at the past four Finals.The qualification season consisted of 14 competitions throughout Europe and 10 top drivers have qualified for the 2012-2013 season, with the list headed by the man from Australia, Boyd Exell.Chester Weber (USA), who was very successful this season and completed his European circuit with individual silver and team bronze at Riesenbeck, is unable to join his fellow competitors in Europe for the World Cup season, despite finishing seventh overall in the qualification standings. As a result, Fredrik Persson (SWE), number 11 in the standings, will come in as the 10th driver this season.Double World Champion and four times FEI World Cup™ Champion Boyd Exell has been virtually unbeatable for the past four seasons, but his opponents are getting closer every time and the gap between the top drivers is getting smaller.FEI World Cup™ Driving 2012-2013The FEI World Cup™ Driving series is made up of eight competitions in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Great Britain, Belgium and France. London-Olympia is joining the FEI World Cup™ Driving series for the first time after a successful try-out competition in 2011.Five drivers from the Top 10 will compete at each event and organisers may give wild cards. Scores from each driver’s best three events count to decide the start list for the Final. The top six drivers qualify for the Final, which will take place in Bordeaux (FRA) for the second consecutive year.Competitors FEI World Cup™ Driving 2012-2013/ Final Standings World Cup Qualification:1 Boyd Exell AUS 922 IJsbrand Chardon NED 853 Koos de Ronde NED 824 Theo Timmerman NED 755 Christoph Sandmann GER 706 Werner Ulrich SUI 697 Chester Weber USA 648 Tomas Eriksson SWE 639 József Dobrovitz HUN 6210 Georg von Stein GER 6111 Fredrik Persson SWE 58 Tags: FEI World Cup Driving, Email* 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. 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. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews
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It’s been a while since the First Baptist Church of La Follette has hosted its own Vacation Bible School. But that’s all changing this summer. Members of the First Baptist of La Follette welcome you as a youngster or a volunteer to “Game On.” That’s the theme of the summer’s VBS at FBC. It’s Sunday, July 15 through Thursday, July 19, 6 pm to 8:30 pm. For a free ride to VBS, call the church office at 423.562.7649. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/23/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Morocco international winger Noureddine ‘Nordin’ Amrabat has signed for Al Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia.His move was confirmed on Monday by Al Nassr via a tweet which said: “Al-Nassr signed a three-year contract with Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat, congratulations.”He’s in line to make his debut when Al Nassr clash with Al Jazira in an Arab Club Champions Cup tie on August 7.The 31-year-old joins the Saudi club on a three-year deal from Premier League outfit Watford.He moved to the Hornets from Spanish Segunda side Malaga in January 2016 and went on to make 48 appearances for the London club in all competitions.Nordin Amrabat spent last season on loan at Spanish club Levante and helped the club escape relegation from La Liga.He was the standout player for Morocco at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia but was unable to prevent his team from crashing out in the group stage after the North Africans finished bottom of Group B.RelatedAhmed Musa Wins First Saudi Pro League Title With Al NassrMay 17, 2019In “Nigeria”Ahmed Musa Returns To Saudi ArabiaJune 26, 2020In “Other Leagues”Super Eagles Captain Extols Saudi League, Vows To Break More Records With National TeamNovember 27, 2019In “Nigeria”
NBA trade rumors: Rockets ‘primarily focused’ on acquiring a wing player Related News After the Rockets’ fourth consecutive loss, coach Mike D’Antoni said he’s concerned about the team’s depth. “Obviously, it’s a problem,” D’Antoni said, via ESPN. “It’s something that I know that the front office tried to address. They’re going to do the best they can. No blame going around; it’s just the way it is.” Houston appears to be working toward a solution as The Athletic reported earlier this week the Rockets are “primarily focused on acquiring wing talent.” The report added the team is “not in emergency mode, but not sitting back either.”The Rockets parted ways with Carmelo Anthony earlier this month after just 10 games, and Houston has been riddled with injuries. Guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and key reserve wing Gerald Green (ankle) have been hurt. Backup center Nene Hilario hasn’t made his season debut yet after being sidelined with a calf strain. NBA wrap: 76ers win for sixth time in seven games on night full of blowouts “We’ve got everybody a couple of rungs up,” D’Antoni said. “We’ve got rookies playing as the sixth or seventh man. They should be ninth, 10th men. They would be OK every once in a while, but when you rely on them, it’s tough. And it’s not their fault. They’re going to develop. Again, we’re just going to have to knock on wood and make sure they stay healthy.”The Rockets finished last season with a 65-17 record and advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where they fell to the Warriors in seven games. They haven’t seen the same success to start this season as they’re 9-11 after falling to the Mavericks 128-108 on Wednesday. Houston has a day off before facing the Spurs on Friday with tip-off set for 8 p.m. ET.