Broken leg for Nick Scholfield | Racing News

first_imgNick Scholfield is hoping he may yet be able to return in time for the busy Christmas schedule after breaking his leg in a freak incident at Fontwell.The multiple Grade One-winning jockey suffered the injury on Friday when he was cannoned into by a loose horse as he crossed the finishing line in fourth on Shintori in the Star Sports Owner’s Club £20K Guarantee Handicap Chase.- Advertisement – He was due to ride Champagne Court in the feature Badger Beers Silver Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton on Saturday – but will be out of action for several weeks at least.“I’ve fractured my tibia,” said Scholfield.“I hope I can get back as quickly as possible – if I could do it in six weeks, that would be what I’m hoping.”- Advertisement – Go Steady had unseated his jockey Bridget Andrews at the third-last, but then ran loose before careering into Scholfield.He admits his frustration at the injury, just as the new National Hunt season begins to step up a gear, but acknowledges many others are encountering far more trying times during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“In these times, this is not so bad,” he added.- Advertisement – “It was unusual circumstances – something you don’t expect – so it’s frustrating from that aspect.“I’d crossed the line and finished the race on Shintori.“I was just pulling up, and a horse that had fallen was galloping (loose) and it has just ‘T-boned’ my horse, and my leg was stuck in the middle, and it caused me to fall off.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

United States Rescinds Policy Threatening to Deport International Students

first_imgCMC Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke had strongly condemned the Trump administration’s threat to deport international students, including Caribbean nationals, whose universities transition to online-only learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two days after the policy was announced on Jul. 6, the Ivy League Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Massachusetts, filed the first of myriad lawsuits seeking to prevent the policy from going into effect. “This is a significant victory,” said Harvard’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, in a statement. “The directive had disrupted all of American higher education. “These students make us stronger, and we hurt ourselves when we alienate them,” he said. “But as long as the President continues down this path, we will continue to use every legal tool at our disposal to stop him.” But, in an extraordinary and quick immigration policy reversal, the Trump administration on Tuesday acquiesced to vehement opposition from universities and over 20 states in relinquishing its plan to strip international college students of their visas if they fail to attend at least some classes in person in the fall. “The diversity of our colleges and universities is what makes New York schools among the world’s most competitive and most sought after,” she said. James also argued in the lawsuit filed against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in addition to the agencies’ respective leaders that ICE, just one week ago, had announced a major policy reversal affecting almost every college and university in New York, and thousands more across the country, and that the reversal in policy threatens public health, students’ education and New York’s larger economy. NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has welcomed US President Donald J. Trump’s rescinding of what she describes as a “dangerous” policy that threatened to deport more than a million international students, including many from the Caribbean. “President Trump and his team threatened the public health and safety of all students, all faculty, and hundreds of millions of residents across New York and the rest of the nation because of his rush to reopen schools, his anti-immigrant motives, and his sagging poll numbers. MIT president, L. Rafael Reif, said the quick opposition exemplified “the important role international students play in our education, research and innovation enterprises here in the United States. In a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration on Monday, James said the move was aimed at coercing schools into offering in-person instruction at the risk of increasing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) among students, faculty and other community members across New York and other states. James said international students should never be used as “political fodder to force colleges to reopen their doors,” stating that Trump’s “inability to remove politics from public health decisions endangers us all.” “Instead, it is just another naked attempt to callously force students to return to campuses in the fall, despite unsafe conditions, allowed to persist, primarily due to a lack of clear executive action.” “The recent decision by ICE and the White House do not prioritize public health nor the education of our next generation of leaders,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) last Wednesday. The International Students Club at Florida International University. credit: FIU “Enough is enough. It’s time for the president to stop treating immigrants like nothing more than scapegoats and for him to start leading our nation through this national pandemic. Politics should have never been a factor in our nation’s public health decisions,” James said. “This is welcome news for more than 100,000 international students in New York, more than one million students across the country, and millions of additional families across the world,” said James after the White House announced the reversal on Tuesday.last_img read more