Canada’s Tiffany Foster and Brighton win $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors

first_img Horse Sport Enews Email* 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. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Forty-four entries contested Sunday’s $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic, and it was the first to go in the jump-off that set an unbeatable time. Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Brighton, owned by Artisan Farms LLC, blazed to the win in 32.72 seconds.“I know he’s super fast and where I can make up the strides,” said Foster. “He has a bit of a left drift so anything heading left I can usually drop the stride whereas anything heading right I usually can’t. But I know that, and I learned a long time ago not to panic if I haven’t done the number that I was hoping to because I know I’ll make it up somewhere else. I knew the last line, the seven strides was going to be nice and forward for me so it was a fast way to finish. I love my horse; he’s just the best.”Foster has cultivated a close relationship with the 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Contendro II x Quick Star for the past seven years and he has been her most consistent clear-round machine. According to Foster, the statistics tracked by the Canadian federation showed his clear-round percentage at almost 95%.“He’s just an incredible animal,” she said. “He understands what he’s supposed to do and goes clear. He’s so intelligent and just knows where he’s at. I think that’s a big part of why he won this class, because he judges the fences; you don’t rub them, but you don’t get much clearance! It doesn’t take much time [in the air] so I think that’s why he is so fast. I really try to build the schedule around him and what I think he will succeed with.”Foster and Brighton won this same class at WEF 5, and she credits his owners for the ability to plan what works best for the horse. “Andy and Carlene [Ziegler] have been such incredible supporters of me and they are such wonderful owners that let me make a plan for the horse,” she explained. “Andy is the first one to say, ‘Keep him in the level where he’s at.’ I think as a rider that gives you so much confidence in your decisions when you know everyone is behind you, and I really appreciate that support.”A special note for today’s class was that Brighton’s breeder, Ed Santing from The Netherlands, was here to see him win. “I knew [Ed] was already very proud of him, but I thought this would be a nice way to celebrate the weekend,” Foster said with a smile. “The breeders are super important. If they aren’t breeding them, then we aren’t getting them, so I think it’s really important to recognize them too. You can tell this horse has had a great life from the beginning because he loves people and his job and that’s a credit to his breeders.”Winner of this week’s Champion Equine Insurance Jumper Style Award presented by Laura Fetterman, Brighton will next contest the 1.50m final at WEF 11. Second place went to Beezie Madden (USA) and Abigail Wexner’s Breitling LS, who finished double clear in 32.72 seconds, while Lucas Porter and Hope Street, owned by SPR Fund One, were third in 33.61 seconds.Final Results: $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic1. BRIGHTON: 2006 KWPN gelding by Contendro II x Quick StarTIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/0/32.722. BREITLING LS: 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion by Quintero x Accord IIBEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/32.873. HOPE STREET: 2009 Holsteiner mare by Casall x Quick Nick ILUCAS PORTER (USA), SPR Fund One: 0/0/33.614. CANAMERA 2: 2009 Holsteiner mare by Clarimo x CarthagoLAUREN HOUGH (USA), Kathleen Kamine: 0/0/34.415. STALANDO 2: 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Stakkatol x LandoMARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Gospodarstwo Rolne Andrzej Oplatek: 0/4/32.78 Tags: Tiffany Foster, WEF, Brighton, CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic, SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

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Derivative market head banking on the euro

first_imgEven before the single currency appears – in just nine months’ time to be exact – the exchange will open a new alternative contract to the three-month Pibor which will be paid and settled in euro. This originally named Euribor will offer investors a choice.“We will leave it open to customers whether they wish to move their open interest existing in the Pibor into the new maturity of the Euribor,” says Pfauwadel.For those taking an interest in the French government’s longer-term debt, MATIF will offer the same choice. From next year, instead of simply buying the contract to deliver a specified amount of ten-year bonds, investors will be able to choose between this and a euro option.“This means that we are already positioned for the two main possibilities that the markets will offer next year,” says MATIF’s president.If the markets decide that EMU is definitely going ahead, they will buy French bonds and sell German ones so that the gap between the interest rates on the two will narrow.If their growing scepticism turns out to be justified, they will do the opposite and choose to buy the French franc bonds rather than the euro issue. In MATIF – le marché à terme international de France – Gérard Pfauwadel heads an enterprise which has already gambled a pile of cash on the certainty that the French franc will be replaced by the euro on 1 January 1999.“Because we have no doubt that the franc will be converted into euro, we have already decided that all our existing products will be paid and delivered in euro after 1999,” he says. “We are completely dedicated to this strategy.”MATIF, like other financial derivatives markets from Chicago to Tokyo, specialises in the trading of futures and options contracts. These allow investors to cover themselves against heavy losses in stock, bond and commodity markets or bet on future events.Pfauwadel and his market have already placed their bets. If EMU kicks off on time, the gains for MATIF could be enormous, allowing the Paris exchange to become the market-place for contracts in euro ranging from three-month interest rates all the way to ten-year bonds – the so-called ‘euro yield-curve’. With its eye on the prize as the details of the transition to the single currency began to take shape last year, MATIF established a specialist panel to plan a strategy for its own change-over.The exchange always had one aim in mind: to give itself a competitive edge over the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), its much bigger rival.Two weeks ago, another prong to its strategy emerged with the news that MATIF had formed an operational alliance with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange.“From 1 January 1999, all the French financial markets, tools, products and machinery will convert to euro,” says Pfauwadel. “This will definitely not be the case for London for political reasons and, even in Frankfurt, they have not decided whether they will convert all instruments to euro from day one.”But MATIF decided to take the plunge and staked its reputation on that of its country’s politicians.“LIFFE is much bigger at least in part because we are based in the French capital markets, which are much smaller,” explains Pfauwadel. “But, in monetary union, we would have a huge capital market and could become the leader right along the euro yield-curve.”Already, MATIF is offering to settle its three-month French franc interest rate contract, known as Pibor, in euro from March 1999.Although LIFFE is doing the same for its three-month deutschemark interest rate contract, MATIF claims to have gone one step further.center_img “Whatever happens, we have the two instruments and the market will decide to take either one or the other,” says Pfauwadel.He does not want to think about the possibility that EMU will not go ahead on time, but he knows that, regardlessof events, the financial exchanges themselves can never be losers.“If there is an additional year, the volatility of the markets would ensure that what we lost on wasted investment would be compensated by beautiful markets.”last_img read more

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Europe’s angry conservatives turn nasty against liberalism

first_imgWe have attained no sunlit plateau beyond ideology and class-conflict.Rather, globalisation has created new social and political divisions. For some, it means greater choice and more control over their lives; for others lower pay, less social protection and general insecurity.The French students rioting for job security and pensions had – and no doubt still have – a vision of the future which is a return to the past, and the sooner the better.What of the constitution referendums? Led by the centre-left and centre-right, French and Dutch ‘Yes’ campaigners saw the constitutional treaty as a device for enhancing economic competition. Left and right-wing voters agreed – and wanted none of it.Once, social solidarity was a typical issue for the left, national sovereignty for the right. The new conservatism muddles ‘economic patriotism’ with popular resistance to immigration/ enlargement and issues of (national) social protection.The ‘No’ to the treaty articulated hopes and fears which go to the heart of the crisis in Europe. Are the risk-driven opportunities of globalisation eventually incompatible with social security? Is the ‘social market economy’ a worn-out mantra? Is a new political culture taking shape in this first decade of the century, one which ranges angry conservatism against eager liberalism? The rejection of the EU constitutional treaty a year ago is similarly paradoxical. It was turned down by two nations which had been ardent supporters of European integration. In surveys, a high percentage of both French and Dutch ‘No’ voters declared themselves for EU integration. What of the killer of the Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh, or the London Underground bombers? All were middle-class, second and third-generation immigrants, schooled in the national civic educational systems.Are these pathologies a crise du politique, as French intellectuals have it? In the last round of EU elections the number of governments challenged by brand-new political parties could also be interpreted as a sign of systemic crisis. One root of the malaise is clearly the weakening of grassroots democracy.The haut-en-bas style of France’s ruling elite is particular. But throughout Europe, policy is often put forward with little or no popular consultation or political debate. Neither the European nor national parliaments have significant – or anyway easily intelligible – input.Such government-by-experts followed from the post-war European consensus of social welfarism plus market economics. It has gradually made nonsense of left-right ideological differences and replaced meaningful popular challenge with radical populist reaction.If left and right are old hat, as proponents of the Third Way enjoy reminding us, is reformist social liberalism now played out, too? Come to that, how much consensus remains about the benefits of multiculturalism? But there was something striking about the profound conservatism of these protests.French students were violently opposing a new labour contract (the CPE) which would have increased the chances of under-26-year-olds getting a job, with the risk of losing it without explanation within two years. This would be unattractive to unionised workers with heavy social security coverage. But for the young people on the streets this was their best chance – there are not many just now – of joining the labour market.center_img If so, it threatens to play havoc with political structures, as violently as globalisation has buffeted the world economy.Albena Azmanova is director of the Masters programme in international political economy at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. She is writing a book on the impact of globalisation on European political identities.last_img read more

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Knowles memorial set for May 30

first_imgA memorial service for former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Jeremy R. Knowles will be held May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Church. The Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Knowles died April 3.Reserved seating will not be available at the service though overflow space will be provided. A reception will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. at Annenberg Hall in Memorial Hall.Harvard Square will be under a great deal of construction, and lengthy traffic delays are expected. If you are driving, please allow plenty of time to accommodate those delays. Parking will be available at Soldiers Field Park garage with shuttle service provided every half hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice.For all inquiries, contact Shelley Westover in the Harvard University Events Office at (617) 495-7507.last_img read more

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Miami Beach Pop Festival

first_imgThe inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival is gearing up for a three-day experience featuring music, food, and the vibrant setting and culture of the world-famous Miami Beach on November 8th-10th.Held on the sands of South Beach adjacent to the beachfront Lummus Park and the iconic Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Pop will feature a diverse lineup of world-wide artists spanning the genres of rock, Latin, R&B, dance, soul, country, reggae, jam and more across three stages—what’s not to love? But if you need a little more convincing, here are the top 10 reasons why you should go to Miami Beach Pop Festival.1) It’s located on Miami Beach.Known as one of the most iconic beaches in the world, Miami Beach Pop Festival rests on the warm, golden sands of Miami Beach, one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Music + culture + beach hangs = an unforgettable festival experience.[Photo: Luis Gomez]2) Its music lineup features “Once-in-a-Lifetime Sh*t.”The inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival lineup features a number of unique performances throughout during its three days. The festival’s Sol Jam will feature legendary artist and producer Nile Rogers and other special guests for a one-time-only set that’s not to be missed. Stephen Marley, son of iconic reggae artist Bob Marley, will also welcome a number of special guests when he pays tribute to his father’s music and legacy at Miami Beach Pop. In case that’s not enough to entice you, Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) will perform with the Frost School of Music American Music Ensemble for an orchestral performance to not miss!3) The diversity of its lineup reflects the character of the city.You won’t find every genre of music represented at many festivals, but that’s what makes Miami Beach Pop unique. This year, attendees can look forward to sets by Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, and Kygo, along with performances by The Raconteurs, Juanes, Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyez, Bomba Estereo, Quinn XCII, Natti Natasha, Gryffin, Brytiago, Margo Price, Chelsea Cutler, Kim Petras, Two Feet, Lali, Magic City Hippies, Monsieur Perine, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire), Rauw Alejandro, Ashe, Magic Giant, Roosevelt Collier, Reignwolf, Cimafunk, The Hip Abduction, Zander, Steven A Clark, Spam Allstars, Richie Hell, Afrobeta, the Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble, and more.Taking place in the heart of Miami Beach, the festival plans to unite the South Florida community through partnerships with businesses, schools, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations.“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world,” shares festival co-founder Paul Peck. “This unmatched, vibrant culture and iconic beach provide a rare combination of natural beauty and city excitement. The core purpose that drives the vision for this festival has been to celebrate the unity of human connection. We are honored to include artists such as Chance the Rapper and Jack Johnson, who are two of the most socially-conscious and inspiring figures in the contemporary cultural landscape.”4) You can party all day and into the night.Along with dozens of sets to dance to throughout the day, attendees will have time no time to waste as the music transitions into the night time. Miami Beach Pop attendees will have the ultimate beach party all day under the golden Miami sun and then bust out their best dance moons under the stars.5) Its food offerings are out of this world.Staying fueled throughout a festival is key, and Miami Beach Pop Festival has your culinary cravings covered. James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz will curate the culinary lineup for the three-day event. In a nod to the city’s cross-cultural palate, Schwartz will showcase both the finer side of dining and some of Miami’s hidden culinary gems, bringing in a selection of culinary partners from throughout the culinary scene of Miami through different pop-up restaurants, brands, and chefs. His own Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink has become a staple by locals and visitors alike since 2007 and will collaborate with Miami Beach Pop Festival to bring iconic dishes that represent the city’s delicious and diverse food scene. ¡Salud!“Michael is a legendary chef in the Miami culinary world and far beyond. He is known for his commitment to great, local ingredients and his deep love for a diversity of cuisines. Miami Beach Pop will host a food festival within a music festival. Just as we celebrate superstar artists, we are excited to showcase the same level of quality in curating this food lineup, and nobody knows the flavors of Miami better than Michael. The event is about connection and we can connect with other cultures through delicious food and flavors,” Peck said.6) You get to enjoy beach weather in November.Want to get away from November’s wet, cold weather? Escape to the Miami sun and warm your bones on the beach while dancing to dozens of sets by some of the world’s best musical performers. It’s the perfect little getaway we’ve all been dreaming about.7) It celebrates diversity and our connections as people of the world.Miami Beach Pop Festival is a celebration of diversity and connection. With the intention to create the most culturally diverse festival the world has ever seen, Miami Beach Pop Festival hopes to inspire and unite humans to connect to one another and the planet while dancing on the sand under the sun and stars. Language barriers do not separate us when we’re in the groove—all dance to the same rhythms and share the same spirit.“We all love the basic pleasures of life — a beautiful, natural environment like our home in South Beach, the experiences of our feet in the sand, and sharing moments of joy and inspiration. Dancing with other people surrounded by nature is a classic human ritual and a true celebration of connection. We hope attendees embrace the experience to connect through fresh air, music, food, and a beautiful sunny day and late night dance parties together under the stars. We are all connected to the planet and are drawn to the power of the ocean. Miami Beach Pop is a celebration our universal connection,” Peck remarks.8) You can stay in an iconic Miami art deco hotel.Miami Beach Pop attendees can indulge in a vacation or staycation with an immersive experience at one of the historic art deco hotels that line Ocean Drive, just steps away from the festival grounds. Stay and party in Miami’s tropical paradise and unwind at these world-class establishments. The festival offers several hotel packages, including lodging and event tickets right on their website.[Photo: Luis Gomez]9) It encourages education and sustainability in South Florida’s fragile ecosystem.South Florida is one of the most fragile, ecologically sensitive, and environmentally significant regions in the world. Miami Beach Pop Festival is committed to working collaboratively with the City of Miami Beach to offer a range of programs and eco-conscious practices through EcOasis to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle and care for different aspects of the environment.Aiming to eliminate single-use plastic, the festival will sell only canned water that attendees can then recycle and reduce plastic water-bottle use and caps on the grounds. The festival will also provide a reusable cup rental program by r.Cup and feature free water refill stations. Being a member of the BYOBottle campaign, an initiative led by headliner Jack Johnson, the festival encourages attendees and artists alike to bring reusable water bottles to completely eliminate plastic waste.Additionally, all food, beverage, and merchandise vendors at the festival will be held accountable by organizers to provide only recyclable or biodegradable utensils and related items to its customers. Miami Beach Pop festival is currently in a volunteer partnership with Clean Vibes to activate cleanup efforts on the beach before, during, and after the festival to leave no trace.If that weren’t enough, Miami Beach Pop festival will donate $1 of every ticket sold to local non-profit organizations that focus on sustainability education and change.“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of life. The festival takes place on the sands of the beach. It’s in a big way about basking in the power of the ocean, which of course is the source of life on the planet,” Peck said. “We are committed to being pioneers in sustainable event practices are a pillar of this festival not only how the festival is run and backstage, but also other fun and interactive ways though onsite experiences.”10) It lets you turn your holiday weekend into a festival vacation.Miami Beach Pop Festival will take place over Veteran’s Day Weekend, which means many people will have an extra day off on Monday. You can use that day for travel, or to relax and unwind after the fest. Either way, the holiday weekend aspect makes it that much easier for you to plan your trip to Miami Beach as a three-day weekend getaway.As co-founding partner and CEO Steve Sybesma explains, “This is truly a festival like no other. You can make this your festival vacation – or staycation – in America’s tropical paradise. The beautiful art deco area hotels will be filled with like-minded music fans and festival-goers, who can rediscover Ocean Drive, enjoy a morning swim in the ocean, dine at the many world-class restaurants in Miami Beach, and walk in and out of the festival, just a few steps away.”3-Day General Admission and 3-Day VIP tickets are currently onsale exclusively on the Miami Beach Pop Festival website. Below, you can enter to win two, three-day passes to Miami Beach Pop Festival.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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Driving and Commuting

first_imgTwo major interstates and various state routes cross Orange County.Interstate 84 enters New York near Port Jervis via a long bridge that crosses both the Delaware and Neversink rivers just above their confluence. The Middletown exit on I-84 serves state Route 17, the long freeway slowly being transformed into I-86, another mile further to the east. This junction is the western corner of Orange County’s Golden Triangle of interstates, so named for its attractiveness to businesses for their distribution centers. Immediately afterward, I-84 passes between the Galleria at Crystal Run, the county’s largest mall, and the eponymous office park to the south. To reach West Point from I-84, follow signs to state Route 9W South for 12 miles. As you are in your final descent off the mountain, you will encounter three exits on your right for West Point. The first exit is for Department of Defense ID card holders only and has limited hours.The Metro-North Railroad lines run parallel to many of the major highways in the county. The closest station to West Point is in Peekskill where cabs are often waiting. It is a 20-minute drive to West Point from there.The New York Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.511ny.org. Registered users can also create a personalized profile to receive phone, text or email updates about incidents on their specified routes.New York Department of Motor Vehicles12 King St.Middletown, NY 10940 845-346-118020 Hammond St.Port Jervis, NY 12771 845-858-1480https://dmv.ny.gov The New York Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms at https://dmv.ny.gov/forms.Driver’s LicensesMilitary personnel and their spouses stationed in New York from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all New York residents must apply for a driver’s license.The state spells out what is required for licensing in its New York Driver Manual (https://tinyurl.com/pgc56ah).Vehicle RegistrationApplications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at https://tinyurl.com/h9zea5a, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information, visit the website.Distracted DrivingThe state of New York prohibits drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle.Composing, sending, reading, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving electronic data such as email, text messages or webpages while driving also is prohibited in New York, as is viewing or taking pictures.New York State Department of Transportationwww.dot.ny.gov Visit the New York State Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories.last_img read more

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Briefly Noted: Overland Park holding 9/11 remembrance ceremony this morning

first_imgMembers of the Overland Park Fire Department recognize the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year.Overland Park remembering 9/11 in ceremony this morning. Members of the Overland Park Fire Department and Police Department this morning will take part in the annual ceremony remembering those lost in the 9/11 attacks. The commemoration takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, 12401 Hemlock.Kansas officials report death from vaping-related lung disease. Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state associated with an outbreak of serious lung disease related to vaping or using e-cigarettes. The recent death was a Kansas resident over the age of 50. According to Kansas State Epidemiologist Farah Ahmed, the patient had a history of underlying health issues and was hospitalized with symptoms that progressed rapidly. The national investigation has not identified any specific vaping or e-cigarette products linked to all cases. Many patients report using vaping or e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid products, such as tetrahydrocannabinol. Kansas does not have detailed information on what types of products were used by the deceased. To date, Kansas has six reports associated with the outbreak. Three patients have been classified as confirmed or probable cases and three cases are still under investigation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the addition of the Kansas report, is reporting 6 deaths and more than 450 possible cases of severe lung injury in 33 states and one jurisdiction. While investigations into these cases continue, the CDC is recommending people avoid vaping or using e-cigarettes. Also, people with a history of vaping who are experiencing lung injury symptoms should seek medical care. Nationally, symptoms among cases included shortness of breath, fever, cough, and vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms reported by some patients included headache, dizziness and chest pain. For individuals wanting more information on how to quit tobacco products, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.Applications for Leadership Lenexa 2020 now available. Leadership Lenexa, Leadership Lenexa is a program of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce to educate area business and community professionals in various aspects affecting life and business in the local community. Topics include education, local and state government, team building, economic development and organizations and issues that shape the KC metro region. Click here for session dates and more information. Here is a PDF application. For questions, contact Julie Steiner at [email protected] or 913-888-1414 ext. 206.last_img read more

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New study finds nearly half of American Muslim doctors feel scrutinized on the job

first_imgWhile many studies have examined the impact of bias based on race, gender or sexual orientation, religious discrimination in the health care workplace has received little research attention. A new study funded by the John Templeton Foundation and conducted at the University of Chicago finds that for Muslim Americans, even those in one the nation’s most highly regarded professions, encounter a less-than-inclusive and welcoming work environment during their career.In a national survey of 255 Muslim American physicians published online this month by the journal AJOB Empirical Bioethics, researchers found that nearly half of respondents felt greater scrutiny at work compared to their peers. Nearly one in four said workplace religious discrimination had taken place sometimes – or more – often during their career. The same percentage of Muslim American physicians believe they have been passed over for career advancement due to their religion. The likelihood of religious discrimination over one’s career was greater among the respondents who consider their religion to be a very important part of their lives.Notably, the study found that neither indications of religious practice (such as a more frequent habit of performing ritual prayer) nor religious appearance (such as wearing a beard or hijab, a headscarf worn by some Muslim women) was associated with perceived religious discrimination at the health care workplace. LinkedIn Email “This national survey of American Muslim physicians provides some encouraging findings regarding the extent to which Muslim religious identity attracts negative workplace experiences, but also some findings that merit concern,” said study author Aasim Padela, MD, MSc assistant professor of medicine and director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago. “It’s further evidence that the acknowledgement of the religious identity of one’s co-workers should be an added focus within workforce diversity efforts that today focus primarily on reducing discrimination directed at racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation identities.”This study is the first to examine the relationships between religiosity of American Muslim physicians and workplace discrimination. American Muslims from diverse backgrounds make up about 5 percent of U.S. physicians. With this survey, researchers aimed to uncover any adverse impacts on career satisfaction or job turnover in the health care context given the current political climate and ongoing accounts of Muslim stereotyping in the general population. Recent reports, including a Pew Research Center survey and a Zogby national poll, found Muslims to be the most negatively viewed religious group in America.The findings of this study, researchers say, suggest that data-driven programs are needed to eliminate religion-directed discrimination in the health care workplace.“Achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce requires policies that cultivate respect and accommodation for the religious identity of physicians of minority religions,” said Padela. “American Muslim doctors provide a valued service to this country. If they can’t feel comfortable being who they are in their workplace, we may marginalize them to practice medicine in some locales and not others, and also may create a ceiling on their upward career trajectory or even limit their openness about their identity.“When these things happen, these accomplished, respected members of our society lose some of their ability to serve as positive role models in their own religious communities and more broadly within American society; we restrict their ability to ultimately counter negative stereotypes and create a positive narrative of Muslims in America.”Padela is also a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medicine. A former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Templeton Faculty Scholar, he is internationally recognized for his work on Islamic bioethics and for his empirical research on how religious beliefs, values and identities impact the health care decisions of American Muslims and practice of Muslim clinicians. In 2012, he received the Ibn Sina Award from the Compassionate Care Network of Chicago for his contributions to the field of Islamic medical ethics. Sharecenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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Rivals pair up at Croydon’s Whitgift

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