first_imgAs the recent tragedies at Santa Anita have illustrated, Thoroughbred horse racing in the United States is at a crossroads. The Stronach Group is fully committed to modernizing our sport in a way that prioritizes the welfare and safety of horses and riders above all. The fact that horses running in America are five times more likely to suffer a catastrophic injury than horses running at international venues is unacceptable and must immediately change.We are proud to be working in collaboration with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and other industry partners on key reforms unseen in our sport for decades. These critical reforms move us closer in line with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA), the world’s benchmark for equine safety and welfare. As a result of these reforms, horses that race at Santa Anita do so under the strongest medication regulation in the United States. These reforms are the start, not the end.We will work with anyone and everyone who shares our commitment and respect for prioritizing horses in preserving the legacy of the sport but also those who recognize that we must adapt to ensure the future of this great sport for generations to come.To learn more, click here.last_img read more

first_imgParticipants and facilitators posed shortly after the first session ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 commenced a three-day capacity-building workshop on the preparation of National Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventories in Liberia, a release has said.Greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. It cause the greenhouse effect.According to the release, the workshop, is intended to build capacity as Liberia prepares to report its second national communication to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which Liberia has ratified.The workshop, which is expected to end on Friday, March 8, 2019 attracted representatives of key government’s ministries and agencies, including the ministries of Transport and Mines and Energy. Other agencies are Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).EPA Deputy Executive Director Randall M. Dobayou, spoke of plans to work with the University of Liberia (UL) to introduce three masters’ degree programs that will focus on environment.Benjamin S. Karmorh,  United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Focal Person and Dr. Charles Asumana, an EPA staff led the first two sessions of the workshop, which focused on the importance of a GHG Inventory System; the current system for producing GHG inventory in the country.Karmorh underscored the importance of data sharing between participating ministries and organizations, so as to have a uniform inventory on greenhouse gases (GHG) and the needs for a platform that collect, and store data from various bodies.The rest of the sessions for the day were handled by Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya, IORA Ecological solutions vice president for climate change. She led the workshop in assessing the capacity gaps in preparing a GHG inventory in Liberia.Madam Bhattacharya also trained participants on the use of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worksheets, and the IPCC inventory software.The workshop improved capacity of national actors in reporting on GHG and climate change. It also improved networking and data sharing between ministries, organizations and agencies to produce uniform data on GHG emissions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more