News Forging Your Own Path By Daily NK – 2015.02.03 3:13pm Currently a doting husband and father, aswell as the owner of a business carving out its place in the market economy, Lee countshis blessings every day. Life finally affords him a bit of spare time andmoney, but he has decided to redirect this good fortune to pursue further study. Lee, who, due to demands in his field, lamented not taking up Japanese earlier, is currently enrolled in theJapanese department at Korea National Open University. His plans extend far beyond solely learning Japanese, he said, with hopes to continue to learn asmuch as possible, perhaps even attain a doctorate degree. “Even if one hasall the strength to move the world, without knowledge he or she cannot doanything,” he pointed out when pressed on the motivations behind his tireless dedication to study.Frequently asked by defectors about his successful settlement, and how they might achieve their own, Lee concluded by offering some words of wisdom. “Although it was a bit of a different situation for me,I advise that you be patient and make decisions only after carefuldeliberation. While encountering hardships iscertain, you may also be tempted to become dependent on the money you get fromthe country or the help you get from others around you. However, truesettlement is being able to live on your own without the support of others. After realizing that, you can say you’ve trulysettled,” he said.*This article was made possible by supportfrom the Korea Hana Foundation [the North Korean Refugees Foundation]. News News Facebook Twitter Defector Lee Geon Yeong (alias, pictured left; Image: Daily NK) is originally from a small village in North Hamkyung Province, NorthKorea. The eldest of three, he was an inquisitive, precocious child,always questioning, “What does the outside world look like? Is where I am nowbetter than out there?” Naturally, these thoughts sparked a desireinside Lee to discover what lay beyond the borders of North Korea. Afterconfessing these impulses to a close friend, he unwittingly imparted this sense of curiosity to his confidant. These words eventually transformed intoaction: after a few years passed, the same friend asked Lee if he wanted toescape. The notion’s origins as a quixotic joke cast away, the two successfully arrived inChina after making the perilous journey across the Tumen River.Fortunately, and rather surprisingly, Leeand his companion crossed paths with a kind stranger who provided them withfood and knowledge on how to avoid detection and subsequent apprehension bythe police. After spending two years in China together, his friend headed toSouth Korea, and Lee followed soon thereafter. “As the plane landed, my misgivings crept in. I thought, ‘This isn’t North Korea right?’ That’s how worriedand nervous I was at the time. But after seeing the brightly lit night view ofSeoul, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief, realizing that I had finallyarrived.” Studying: the shortcut to success Following his time at Hanawon, thegovernment resettlement center for North Korean defectors, Lee officially beganhis life in South Korea, inundated with advice from those around him urging him to securework, the best route to a steady flow of money, as quickly as possible. Lee, on the other hand, felt differently. “I felt that I should first try to experience life here beforediving into a career. As I was completely unfamiliar with the South Koreanlifestyle, as well its culture, it made me question if it was such a good ideato thoughtlessly find a job,” he said.Instead, Lee resolved to first hone his skills and learn a trade, in his case, mechanical engineering, of which he had some prior experience in North Korea. This provedto be more of an undertaking than he realized–the highly advanced South usedcomputers for everything. The ability to operate machinery manually, ahighly-valuable skill in the North, was outdated, if not nearly obsolete, in the South.“It was at this time that I became very well aware of how much I needed tocontinue studying,” Lee recalled. “At the time, I thought to myself, ‘Koreansare very familiar with the computer processing involved with mechanical engineering,but not the hands-on work. If I learn the science behind mechanics, and combineit with my hands-on work experience, I can become an even better engineer,” he explained.Lee promptly devoted himself to improvinghis computer skills, and the complications arising from language divergencesnotwithstanding, was able to rapidly retain and apply large quantities ofcomplex information. He graduated with impressive grades and earned theattention of a woman who admired his passion for hard work and study–the twomarried soon thereafter. Lee secured a job at a semiconductorcompany for a few years before going to establish his own business specializingin super precision machinery in 2006. Shortly after establishing his business, it earned the status of a venture certified company, a term affiliated with SouthKorea’s special measures for promotion of venture start-ups, and began receiving shipment orders from anumber of major companies. Never stop studying Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Image: Daily NK There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? 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One-fifth, or about 21%, expect to graduate with more than $40,000 in debt. About 44% of those students with debt believe they will be able to pay off their loans within five years of graduating. Students in Atlantic Canada expect to owe the most and take the longest to pay it down. About a quarter of students in the eastern provinces expect to owe more than $40,000, and only 30% say they will be able to pay off their debt within five years. BMO Bank of Montreal vice president Lily Capriotti says students should think about how they will repay their debt early on. “Students often underestimate the amount of debt they will accumulate or the length of time it will take to pay it off,” she says. Average tuition in Canada was $5,366 last year, and average student debt at graduation climbed to $18,800 in 2005 – the latest year for which statistics are available – from $15,200 a decade earlier, according to Statistics Canada. The survey, conducted by Pollara, polled more than 1,000 post-secondary students and is considered accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Most college and university students who take out loans to pay for their studies expect to graduate with more than $20,000 of debt, a new study suggests. The BMO survey says that about half of post-secondary students are taking on debt for school, and 58% of those with loans expect to owe upwards of $20,000 when they finish school. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Companies Bank of Montreal Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Quebec City-based Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (IA) is launching a new registered education savings plan (RESP) in conjunction with new electronic enrolment procedures for RESPs to simplify that process for financial advisors and their clients. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “My Education+” is the firm’s most recent addition to its RESP lineup and it offers a range of segregated funds and a high-interest account. “It is very important for us to encourage and enable families to save for their children’s education,” says Marie-Claude Poulin, director of savings and retirement products with IA, in a statement. “With its guarantee and competitive management fees, My Education+ better meets the needs of our clients and allows them to save more for their children’s future.” IA is also looking to improve the enrolment process for these products as it has developed an electronic tool that will make advisors’ preparation of documents for the sale of an RESP simpler and faster, according to the firm’s announcement. Clients can also now sign up for an RESP through IA’s website and have their contributions invested automatically in a high-interest account. “Our goal is really to make enrolment for clients and the work of advisors easier so that the RESP can become the No. 1 solution for families wanting to save for their children’s education,” says Manon Gauthier, vice president of individual savings and retirement with IA, in a statement. “The government grants offered are a major advantage specific to the RESP and we want to enable a maximum of families to take advantage of them.” Photo copyright: kzenon/123RF Tessie Sanci
RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Gets ECG Machine RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Gets ECG Machine Advertisements RelatedPort Antonio Hospital Gets ECG Machine FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The delivery of health care at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland, has received a major boost, with the presentation of a brand new electro cardiogram (ECG) machine to the institution by the Lions Club of Port Antonio.President of the Club, Miss Nellie Walker, made the presentation at the hospital on December 10.Also assisting with the acquisition of the machine were the American Friends of Jamaica, Food for the Poor and the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Port Antonio. The machine was purchased at a cost of approximately $400,500.Miss Walker said the Lions Club of Port Antonio was pleased to be associated with the initiative, and expressed gratitude for the support of the collaborating groups.Matron of the Port Antonio Hospital, in Portland, Ms. Barbara Burke, expressing gratitude to the Lions Club ofPort Antonio for handing over an ECG machine to the hospital on December 10.She said her organisation would continue to provide assistance of this nature, as it is fully aware that the Government alone is not able to provide all the resources needed by the different institutions.Miss Walker said that the equipment would enable the hospital to continue to provide the best quality health care for its patients and the community it serves, and encouraged other organisations to assist.Expressing gratitude for the donation were Parish Manager for the Portland Health Services, Mr. Bently Steer; Hospital Manager, Mr. Franklyn Wright, and Director of Nursing Services at the Port Antonio Hospital, Miss Barbara Burke. Port Antonio Hospital Gets ECG Machine Health & WellnessDecember 11, 2009
e-Health solution to support healthy ageing launched MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app HATICE trial is currently ongoing in Finland, France, and the Netherlands and the solution was presented in a pre-press article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s DiseaseAn e-Health solution, based on an interactive Internet platform, has been developed to support senior citizens in improving their lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and dementia. Researchers from the HATICE trial presented the solution in a pre-press article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 62(2).The HATICE trial is currently ongoing in Finland, France, and the Netherlands, involving more than 2,500 people aged 65 years or older, at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Half of the participants have access to an Internet platform where they can follow their cardiovascular risk factors, and find information on how to reduce them by improving their lifestyle. Through the platform, they can also interact with a specialised nurse for extra guidance and support. The other half of the participants use a simplified platform, with only basic information and no interactive features.The main goal of the HATICE trial is to understand whether participants can benefit from the use of the platform and the interaction with the nurse by reducing their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and dementia. To this aim, HATICE focuses on increasing the awareness of participants on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, while taking into account the specific needs of senior citizens.In this study, the researchers compared and integrated the guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease available in the three participating countries. The results were used to develop a lifestyle counselling programme within the HATICE platform. The guidelines were generally uniform, especially in relation to what defines a healthy lifestyle. This allowed the development of a platform consistently applicable in the three local settings. However, advice specifically addressed to senior citizens was limited.“The possibility of devising common preventive programmes throughout Europe and delivering them through the Internet means that we may be able to reach a larger portion of the population in a simpler and cost-effective way. This would improve our chances of better preventing cardiovascular disease and dementia”, says Dr Mariagnese Barbera from the University of Eastern Finland, the lead author of the study.Professor Miia Kivipelto, Senior Investigator, HATICE trial, adds: “This study addresses the need to improve our knowledge of how to best support healthy ageing and prevention of cardiovascular disease and dementia in the senior population. The results of the HATICE trial will provide important information on how to better control cardiovascular risk factors in this age group, and plan large-scale preventive programmes.” Read Article Share News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts By EH News Bureau on February 21, 2018
RelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica Wigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica TechnologyOctober 7, 2011 RelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica Advertisements RelatedWigton Windfarm Developing High Tech Training in Jamaica FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Over the next 3 years, the Wigton Windfarm Limited (Wigton) is hoping to transform its Resource Centre into a high tech training facility for renewable energy, with the aim of developing local capacity and expertise in the industry. Currently, the Resource Centre is outfitted with multimedia capability, electronic workstations and a wind energy poster series. However,plans are afoot to expand the offerings of the facility to include physical demonstration models and industrial renewable energy apparatus in a practical laboratory setting. During the past six months a number of university students and professionals in the energy sector have benefited from the training interventions offered at the Resource Centre. In February, over 30 persons from local universities, utility and energy companies participated in a renewable energy workshop (wind seminar) delivered by Vestas. In July, Wigton collaborated with the University of the West Indies, the Scientific Research Council and Alternative Power Sources to offer a 3-week certificate course in Alternative Energy. The third module of the course ‘Large-scale Wind, Solar and Bio-Diesel: Design Installation, Operation and Maintenance’ was hosted at Wigton’s Resource Centre. Wigton intends to build on this initiative, by forging greater collaboration with more manufacturers and experts to deliver workshops, seminars and specialized training courses. The Wigton Resource Centre was conceived as part of the Wigton Phase II 18 megawatts(MW) expansion project which was completed in December 2010 and 100% debt financed from the PetroCaribe Development Fund. The main objectives of the Resource Centre are to: · Facilitate renewable energy technology transfer to the Jamaican entrepreneur and scientific community. · Promote green energy education, including wind farm operations to local and overseas visitors, schools up to grade 11 and interested persons in the energy sector. · Collaborate with tertiary level institutions in the delivery of curriculum associated with renewable energy, including hands on training. Revenue streams to cover the cost of operating the centre will be generated from grant funding, tours by overseas guests, seminar deliveries as well as certification courses through tertiary institutions. Wigton Windfarm Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). It presently owns and operates a 38.7 MW wind farm complex in Manchester which represents 4.5% of generating capacity installed on the grid and 2.6 % of electricity generation.
Advertisements Beneficiaries under the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing’s Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative, are giving thanks that they are now mortgage-free.For Carleen Barrett of St. Catherine, it is as if a huge weight has been lifted from her shoulders. Mrs. Barrett tells JIS News that she cried when she heard that she was one of 50 persons to benefit under the initiative that is writing off the mortgage of 50 clients of the Ministry.She, along with some 46 other persons received their certificate of title at a special ceremony on July 30 at the Knutsford Court hotel in New Kingston.Mrs. Barrett explains that earlier this year she was in arrears and was given 30 days notice to get off the land. She says her daughter managed to pay $150,000 in January on the property. Three months later, she received a call that the remaining balance was being reduced by $50,000. She informs that her daughter journeyed from Hanover to Kingston to pay the remainder. Unfortunately, her only child died in late May before she could see her mother receive the land title.“I was just crying that she should be here but I know that her spirit is here,” Mrs. Barrett says.“I don’t have to pay anything. I feel so good I thank the Lord and I thank all who are here and may God bless them. Whatever my daughter did for me it is through the Lord and I have to thank him,” she says.Ann-Marie Clarke, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, says it is a joyous occasion for them to be finally getting their official, legal claim to a piece of Jamaica.“This will empower us economically in that we can now access loans either for ourselves to start small businesses or further the education of our children. It will also empower us in that it will help to improve our self-worth and self-esteem to have something in hand to say that we actually own a piece of property in Jamaica, we are not just here,” she says.Michelin Dias of Mount Edgecombe, St. Ann, is equally happy. “I feel a bigger woman now to own my own title, my own piece of earth that I can use it to help school my grandchildren and my last son, who is going to college,” Ms. Dias says, as she offered thanks on behalf of the people of the community.Joseph Lloyd, also of Mt. Edgecombe, expressed delight at receiving his title. “I waited so long for this title and now that I get it I am so delighted. My immediate plan is to set the future for my youths,” he notes.Ulalee Whitney of Nannyville Gardens, Kingston, informs that she struggled to pay for her land and was feeling wonderful now that she has her title. While she has no immediate plans for the money saved from the debt forgiveness, she says her children might have plans for the title.The Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative was instituted as part of the Housing Ministry’s efforts to celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of political independence.Beneficiaries are primary account holders, who are 50 years or older. Other criteria included: account balance of less than $50,000; the account should not be inactive for more than 50 weeks; and having a Registered Certificate of Title for the property. Some 47 persons from across the island benefitted from the initiative.Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, says that a pivotal push of various administrations over these last 50 years is to empower the Jamaican people, particularly through social provisions.“It’s a drive this administration, led by Prime Minister Simpson-Miller, has been keen on not just maintaining, but bolstering. I know she has made it clear on several occasions that the social welfare of the people must be taken into consideration in all our endeavours. This, of course, we do in a pragmatic and fiscally responsible manner,” he says.He notes that on a yearly basis, the Ministry undertakes several programmes that result in many benefitting from increased access to shelter solutions, however, it had to do “something extraordinary” during Jamaica’s Jubilee year.The Minister likened the certificate of title to a visa. “Much like the visa, a title is a privilege to have, a title allows you access to several economic ‘gateways’ and even if you don’t use your title, it’s always good to tell others you have one. There’s nothing like declaring that the car, the house and the land all belong to you. There’s a major difference however between the two documents. While the visa comes with expiry dates ranging from a few months to 10 years, your title is yours for as long as you want,” he points out.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who has portfolio responsibility for ‘Jamaica 50’ projects, praised the initiative.She points out that the ceremony is happening at a special time in the country’s history, just days before the country begins celebrating 175 years of full freedom and 75 years of the birth of the labour movement and workers rights.She notes that the journey has not been easy and “sometimes those of us who were born after forget the immense sacrifice that those before us had made towards our political independence, our freedom, our nationhood and our identity as a people.”Ms. Hanna adds that celebrating 50 years of political independence means that we are free as a people to choose our destinies “and a part of that destiny is owning a part of this rock.” Story HighlightsThe Jubilee ‘50 for 50’ Housing Initiative was instituted as part of the Housing Ministry’s efforts to celebrate Jamaica50 Beneficiaries are primary account holders, who are 50 years or olderA pivotal push of various administrations over these last 50 years is to empower the Jamaican people RelatedFocus on Youth in Agriculture at Denbigh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCulture Minister Impressed With Number of Young People at Vigil RelatedThousands Attend Independence Grand Gala Mortgage-Free Homeowners Grateful CultureJuly 31, 2013Written by: Andrea Braham
DUBLIN – Rory McIlroy and his lawyers held negotiations with his former agent Tuesday in a bid to reach a settlement in their multi-million-dollar court case. The two sides met for five hours at the High Court complex in Dublin, and the case was adjourned until Wednesday morning. The top-ranked golfer is suing Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management and its leading agent, Conor Ridge, claiming he was misled into signing a contract with the company. McIlroy initiated the case in 2013. Judge Brian Cregan said progress had been made between the two sides Tuesday and he agreed to allow further last-minute talks to try to avoid a long and costly trial. The case had been expected to last eight weeks. McIlroy was in court, along with business executive Barry Funston, who oversees the golfer’s charity work, and his cousin, Brian McIlroy. Ridge was also in court. Wearing a dark suit and glasses, McIlroy arrived at the court on Tuesday morning for the start of proceedings. The case was quickly adjourned until the afternoon and then again until Wednesday as the two sides continued to negotiate. McIlroy has said in court papers that he signed the contract at Horizon’s Christmas party “in circumstances of great informality,” and without having seen a draft of the agreement before it was given to him to sign. Horizon is counter-suing, claiming McIlroy owes it millions of dollars in commissions. McIlroy, who left Horizon to form his own management company in 2013, was expected to testify in court this week. The four-time major winner is coming off a victory at the Dubai Desert Classic last Sunday. Speaking before the tournament, McIlroy said he hopes the court case “won’t take that long, and we can get on with our lives.” “It’s not something you want hanging over your head and it’s not something I’d want anyone to go through, it’s not a nice process,” McIlroy said. “It’s a shame it’s gone this far and that two sides see things completely differently. The only way to sort it out is to get a judge to come in and tell us what to do.”
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Horse Sport Enews Email* A fabulous Freestyle finale brought the third and last week of the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020 drew to a close at Pilisjàszfalu in Hungary today, with Germany’s Lucie-Anouk Baumgürtel the runaway star of the Pony Championships having bagged three gold medals.TeamsA total of 51 combinations started in the Pony Team test in which Baumgürtel was joined by Antonia Roth, Shona Benner and Rose Oatley to take the title. A final scoreline of 232.771 gave them more than a 10-point advantage over the silver medallists from Denmark who pinned The Netherlands into bronze by less than a single percentage point.From a field of 11 nations, Belgium finished fourth ahead of Austria, Poland, Ireland, Finland, France, Czech Republic and Italy in that order.A great pathfinding score of 75.971 was posted by 14-year-old Roth partnering the nine-year-old stallion Daily Pleasure WE. And when 16-year-old Benner and Der Kleine Sunnyboy WE, Team and Freestyle bronze medallists at the 2019 championships in Strzegom (POL), put 75.886 on the board then Germany was already out in front on Wednesday with two riders still to go.Youngest team member 13-year-old Oatley and her 10-year-old palomino pony Daddy Moon then raised the bar on Thursday morning when scoring 76.743. So when 16-year-old Baumgürtel posted a massive 80.057 then German gold was safely secured.After the first day The Netherlands lay in silver medal spot ahead of Belgium in bronze, but the fourth-placed Danes eventually overtook the Dutch which pushed the Belgians off the medal podium. Scores of 76.743 and 75.228 from Sophia Boje Obel Jørgensen (Adriano B) and Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen (D’Artagnan) really lifted the Danish effort, while the pure consistency of the Dutch side, and a smart mark of 75.314 from anchor Lara van Nek (Baumann’s Despino NRW), bagged the bronze.IndividualIt was a German one-two-three after Friday’s first stage of the Individual competition, with Baumgürtel once again leading the pack after posting a spectacular new record score. Great Britain’s Phoebe Peters set the previous European Pony Individual record at 81.39 at Malmo (SWE) in 2015 where she won triple gold, but Baumgürtel blew that out of the water when awarded 82.351.And then she had to sit back and wait to see if anyone else could improve on that. In the end her victory was clear-cut, as none of her rivals earned over 80 percent.When the Individual competition resumed yesterday her compatriots, Roth and Oatley, were holding silver and bronze, the former posting 77.297 and the latter, daughter of Australian Olympian Kristy Oatley, putting 76.649 on the board for a test filled with glorious trot extensions but hampered by mistakes towards the end.In the team event Oatley’s score had been matched by silver medallist Sophia Boje Obel Jørgensen from Denmark. And when the Dane and the charming gelding Adriano B, gold medallist for Alexander Yde Helgstrand last summer, produced a lovely performance yesterday their mark of 79.000 ensured it wouldn’t be an all-German podium as they slotted in behind Baumgürtel and pushed Oatley off the podium.HaulBaumgürtel’s haul of European medals already included Team and Freestyle gold at Vilhelmsborg (DEN) in 2016, Team bronze and Freestyle gold at Kaposvar (HUN) in 2017 and Team gold at Bishops Burton (GBR) in 2018. She intended competing at the Junior Europeans last summer but it didn’t happen when her horse was injured. So she decided to return to Ponies in her final year of eligibility, and she has enjoyed every moment of it.“Nasdaq is the pony of a lifetime, he gave me an amazing feeling and I’m so happy!” she said after accepting the Individual gold medal. “We bought him as a four-year-old stallion so he’s with us for five years and it has been lovely to see him develop”, she added.Last year her sister, Lana-Pinou, took over the ride on the pony that brought her all her previous successes, Zinq Massimiliano, so Lucie-Anouk didn’t have high expectations this time around. “I can’t believe it, it’s amazing because I have only been riding Nasdaq since September of last year and he has come so far!“When we made it to the Europeans I didn’t expect anything to be honest, I just wanted to enjoy a great pony time and I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to ride here in this lovely place!” said the rider who hails from Munster region of Germany.FreestyleIn today’s Freestyle finale she proved untouchable again. The standard of competition was breathtaking, and when Oatley and Daddy Moon set the target at 81.400 with just four more to follow that really piled on the pressure. Her super-cute Daddy Moon was elastic, responsive, expressive and on the button all the way, and his diminutive rider didn’t hide her delight after riding into her final halt.But, to the strain of Queen’s “Its a kind of magic”, Baumgürtel followed with another extraordinary performance from Zinq Nasdaq that saw judges Orsolya Hillier (HUN), Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode (NED), Ulrike Nivelle (GER), Paula Nysten (FIN) and Eva-Maria Vint-Warmington (EST) award 85.735, just fractionally short of the Freestyle world record for ponies set by Phoebe Peters at those 2015 championships.Denmark’s Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen and D’Artagnan put 78.390 on the board when third-last to go and then her team-mate Sophia Boje Obel Jørgensen threw down a great challenge with a relaxed, harmonious test for 82.555 that moved her into silver medal spot. The question now was whether the final rider, Antonia Roth, could push fellow-German Oatley off the podium once again, but a break in counter-canter proved costly with Roth’s score of 79.710 leaving her in fourth place this time around and the happy, smiling Oatley with the bronze medal around her neck.Results here Tags: freestyle, FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020, Lucie-Anouk Baumgürtel, Antonia Roth, Shona Benner and Rose Oatley, Nasdaq, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!