FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has said that of 1,699 cases handled during the financial year 2008/09, 1,568 were resolved, a 92.28 per cent resolution rate. Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunication and Special Project, Hon. Daryl Vaz, gave details of the annual report at yesterday’s Post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House. The Minister said that the Commission witnessed a slight reduction in the number of complaints it handles, which may have resulted from the relocation of its office in August and the resulting temporary absence of telephone and e-mail facilities. The Commission was ranked among the top performers, in terms of contributing to the Government’s policy research committees and realised a net surplus of $7 million at the end of the year. The Annual Report will be tabled in the Houses of Parliament by the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda RelatedCabinet sees CAC report RelatedCabinet sees CAC report RelatedCabinet sees CAC report By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter Advertisements Cabinet sees CAC report ParliamentMay 5, 2011
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. The Canadian Show Jumping Team of Yann Candele, Ian Millar, Jenna Thompson and Keean White finished third in the €90,000 FEI Nations’ Cup Promotional League Final at CSIO5* Barcelona, ESP, on Sunday, September 19, 2010.From a starting field of eight nations, Canada finished the two-round competition with a total of 16 faults as did Spain, but Spain’s faster time gave them the runner-up position. Demark won the Nations’ Cup with a two-round total of 12 faults. Italy incurred 20 faults for fourth place while Norway had 24 faults to finish fifth.As Canada’s lead-off rider, Thompson of Calgary, AB, rode Zeke, her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding, to a clear first round and had eight faults in the second.Candele of Caledon, ON, riding as a last-minute substitute for Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze who has a broken foot, incurred four faults in the first round and was clear in the second with Atlete Van T Heike, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Stephex Stables.White, of Rockwood, ON, and Celena Z, a nine-year-old Zangersheide mare owned by the Ashland Group and Angelstone Farms, had eight faults in the first round and four faults in the second round.Anchoring the team was nine-time Olympian Millar of Perth, ON, and Star Power, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Team Works. The pair incurred four faults in each round.“I am very pleased with the way our riders represented Canada with a third place finish in the Promotional League Final in Barcelona,” said Mark Laskin, co-chef d’équipe of the Canadian Show Jumping Team. “That, combined with our second place finish in the Nations’ Cup in Gijon two weeks earlier, capped off a highly successful European Tour. Thanks to Eric, Ian, Jenna, Keean and Yann for their contributions to our successful Spanish Tour.”Candele also enjoyed success earlier in the week riding Lamaze’s mounts. Candele won the €9,000 Copa DKV Seguros Médicos class riding Coriana Van Klapscheut, an eight-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, and placed third in the €10,000 Copa Diputació de Barcelona Trofeo CocaCola speed class riding Sidoline Van De Centaur, an eight-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare. Both horses are owned by Artisan Farms, LLC. Millar and Star Power finished seventh in the €120,000 Barcelona Grand Prix.The Spanish tour was made possible through the Own the Podium program, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, in teams of four, compete as a country. The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.There are only two Nations’ Cup events held annually in North America – the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, and the $350,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in September. Canada’s victory in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL, on March 5, 2010, qualified Canada for the Promotional League Final in CSIO5* Barcelona.Complete details and results for the CSIO5* Barcelona may be found at http://www.csiobarcelona.com/. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP 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.
Bike Ahead showed us what they think may be the lightest production mountain bike wheelset ever made. The cross country AC One wheels are based on the company’s standard 6-spoke carbon wheel design, and using the strongest fibers currently available they were able to shave the weight down for this race-bred wheelset, while keeping strength and stiffness. Sure it is limited to a 85kg rider (187lb; including all their gear), but they have plenty of other options for more aggressive trail riding, heavier riders, and even road discs. We actually spotted their new road wheels in the Haibike booth on their new Affair road disc bike. Check them all out below the fold… The new AC Ones come in at just 1000g (2.2lbs) for the 27.5″ variant with a fairly standard 23mm inside width. The 29er set adds just 80g (0.2lbs) but uses a slightly more narrow 22mm inside rim. Both wheelsets get 6-bolt hubs available in QR, 15×100 & 12×142 thru-axles, as well as Lefty and RS-1 versions. The wheels can be spec’ed with either a standard freehub or an XD driver, and both sizes retail for 3700€. Also new for 2016, Bike Ahead has introduced a wider cross country and trail wheelset, the Biturbo RS. Again based off their carry over Biturbo S (which is available in 26, 27.5 & 29″ in the 22/23mm widths), these new wheels are still just rated for XC, Marathons, and regular trail riding. With the move to 27mm wide rims for better low tire pressure handling and still using Bike Ahead’s standard hookless tubeless-friendly bead, the RS wheelset also gets a a new sharp-edged design meant to suggest their more aggressive capabilities. The RS wheels get a 95kg (209lb) rider+gear limit (the same for the entire Biturbo wheel line) and weigh 1100g (2.43lb) for the 27.5″ versions and 1189g (2.62lb) for 29ers, all for 3300€. In addition to their standar 2900€ BitrubroS wheels, Bike Ahead also builds a reinforced set called All Mountain for heavier riders. Pricing is the same, as are rim widths, but they get rated for up to all mountain or light enduro riding and max rider+gear weights of 105kg (231lb). With road disc taking off, Bike Ahead had a new version there too, the Biturbo Road, that gets more aero-optimized sculpting than the mountain wheels. (Haibike was calling it the RoadRunner in their spec sheets.) With weights from 1100g (2.43lb; all weights vary a bit depending on axle types), the new disc-brake road clinchers get a 20mm internal width. Available with either Shimano or Campagnolo freehubs and QR or 12 &15mm thru-axle options, the new road wheels will sell for 3700€.Bike Ahead do some other interesting parts besides wheels too. We featured a prototype of a new seatpost head back in the spring on the World Cup circuit that used an elastomer for a bit of give, but didn’t get any word on it coming to market soon. Bike Ahead did have their new clean and simple 19g Thechainguide which sells for 70€ and mounts in place of a top direct mount front derailleur for 28-36T single setups. The also now sell a Di2 ready flat carbon bar with channels and holes for smooth routing setups, in addition to standard flat and riser bars and the standard carbon seatpost.Bike-Ahead-Composites.de