IRONMAN reports sell-out events across Europe in 2021

first_imgGeneral registration for the inaugural editions of IRONMAN 70.3 Venice-Jesolo (Italy) on May 2, 2021, and IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork on August 14, 2021 is now reportedly sold out.Both races were announced earlier this year. IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork was added to the existing IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, creating a unique triathlon festival weekend at the Emerald Isle’s southern tip.The newly added IRONMAN Mallorca is opening registration today at 14:00 CET and is ‘expected to generate massive athlete interest.’The success of two of the latest additions to The IRONMAN Group’s series in Europe, the Middle East and Africa comes among a number of recent reported sell-outs across 10 different European countries for races ranging from May to September 2021.The United Kingdom tops the country list with more than 15,000 athletes, followed by Germany with more than 10,000 athletes. In total, more than 33,000 athletes will be racing in their first-ever IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event in 2021.“It goes without question that this has been a difficult year for everyone in the industry and the sport of triathlon,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director for The IRONMAN Group in Europe, Middle East and Africa.“We can’t thank our athletes enough for their commitment to our races and their belief, that during the course of 2021 we will all come back stronger from these unprecedented times.”IRONMAN has reported new registrations picking up sharply over the past weeks. This follows the delivery of events at IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne-Vendée (France), IRONMAN Tallinn and IRONMAN 70.3 Tallinn (Estonia) and at IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia (Poland) as well as the pro athlete-only Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Series event in Hamburg, Germany.This past weekend, The IRONMAN Group also successfully added IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey to the list of races held in 2021. This summer, The IRONMAN Group introduced the ‘Safe Return To Racing’ concept to outline best practices for its open-air mass-participation sports events.“This clearly shows that the athletes trust our Safe Return to Racing concept, and we are constantly working on refining it to provide everyone involved with a safe and enjoyable racing experience,” added Thomas Veje Olsen, Vice President Operations for The IRONMAN Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.IRONMAN reports that these European events are now sold out in 2021:IRONMAN 70.3 Venice-Jesolo, May 2, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona, June 6, 2021IRONMAN France Nice, June 13, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, June 13, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg – Région Moselle, June 20, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne-Vendée, July 4, 2021IRONMAN Austria-Kaernten, July 4, 2021IRONMAN UK, July 4, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping, July 11, 2021IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz, July 11, 2021IRONMAN Switzerland Thun, July 11, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland Cork, August 14, 2021IRONMAN Ireland Cork, August 15, 2021IRONMAN 70.3 Duisburg, August 29, 2021IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna, September 18, 2021www.ironman.com Relatedlast_img read more


Injury rules South Africa’s Trevor Nyakane out of RWC2019

first_imgSouth Africa Elections Coverage South Africa budget expectations South Africa Rastafarianscenter_img YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 21: Trevor Nyakane of South Africa reacts after the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on September 21, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 21: Trevor Nyakane of South Africa reacts after the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama on September 21, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)South African prop Trevor Nyakane will miss the rest of the 2019 Rugby World Cup due to a torn calf muscle suffered in the 23-13 defeat against New Zealand on Saturday.24-year-old prop Thomas du Toit, who plays for South African side Cell C Sharks, has been drafted in as Nyakane’s replacement.Du Toit had been on standby and was part of the Springboks’ pre-tournament preparations until the squad departed for Japan at the end of last month.South Africa’s rugby coach Rassie Erasmus lamented the loss of Nyakane but expressed optimism about his replacements.“It’s very tough on Trevor. He has had a great season and added value whenever he took the field. It’s a blow to him and the team, but it’s also an opportunity for Thomas and for Vincent [Koch] who now have the chance to step up,” Erasmus said.Springboks forwards coach Matt Proudfoot echoed Erasmus’ sentiments while praising du Toit’s versatility.“It’s really sad for him. He is a guy who is going to be missed; we wish him well. He has been given instructions to get himself right and who knows what can happen down the track,” Proudfoot said.“He is a very good ball carrier; he is good over the ball; a good defender and brings lots of energy; he is very powerful on the loosehead side; very strong on the tighthead side so we’ve got great cover in for Trevor.”Du Toit is expected to link up with the squad in Nagoya later on Tuesday.South Africa next plays Namibia in Pool B at the City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday.Relatedlast_img read more


Electricity from food scraps and manure: Massachusetts’s first biogas facility to be dedicated this month

first_imgThe first of five farm-based biogas plants that convert manure and food scraps into electricity for hundreds of homes will be dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 31st at the Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts.Governor Deval Patrick will join local farmers and other project partners to officially open the plant that helps solve several problems for the state’s dairy industry: it will allow farms to better manage their manure, lower their energy and operating costs, and sell electricity to the grid to provide a new source of revenue. (One cow will create enough electricity to power a single home for a year.)advertisementadvertisement Along with farm manure, the facility’s anaerobic digester will also recycle food scraps and residue from food manufacturers that would normally end up in landfills, and convert it to energy and organic fertilizer. Hood, Kayem, Cabot and Cains have signed contracts to supply food scraps to the plant, and buy renewable power from the farm company formed to manage the venture — Agreen Energy.This unique project is the culmination of a 10-year dream by local dairy farmers and Agreen who developed a first-in-the-nation business model. quasar energy group perfected the made-in-US technology, and New England Organics, a division of Casella Waste Systems, will operate the facility. Coordinated state and federal energy and permitting policies also played a major role in making the facility possible, including the creation of the first pathway to permit smaller farms to use digesters as a business.For an earlier report by CNET on the project, view the video below.—From Casella Waste Systems news releaselast_img read more


Council rescinds special use permit

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSDiscussions surrounding a special use permit became contentious at times during a meeting of the South Padre Island City Council last Wednesday, March 6.At issue was whether to rescind a special use permit previously granted by the Council to Three Flags Over Padre, 1201 Padre Blvd.Mayor Dennis Stahl opened a public hearing to discuss rescinding the permit. Council member Alita Bagley stated that she had forwarded letters sent to the city manager from seven individuals and one home owners association in support of rescinding the permit, and that they were to be placed into the record for the hearing.Doyle Wells, owner of the property in question, stepped to the podium to speak against the action.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSouth Padre Island rescinds all special events permitsBy Gaige Davila [email protected] All special events permits issued by the City of South Padre Island will be rescinded by 7:00 p.m. today, March 16. The special event permit rescinding is part of a local state of disaster declaration by South Padre Island, issued at 3:40 p.m. today. Gatherings of…March 16, 2020In “News”City Council talks annexationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting proved to be another eventful one. The meeting lasted for over two hours and covered a variety of topics, the most controversial being the approval of a Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for Origins Recovery Center to build…October 23, 2014In “News”Debate over Clayton’s Pier continuesBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The plan to rezone an area including the proposed Clayton’s Fishing Pier was once again the subject of debate during a pair of public hearings held at the Thursday, Sept. 21 meeting of the South Padre Island Planning and Zoning Committee. On Sept. 12,…September 29, 2017In “News”last_img read more


Cricket News What’s Cooking With Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Social Media Accounts? Even Virat Kohli Is Baffled

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Many people speculated Royal Challengers Bangalore’s social media was hacked. (Image credit: Getty Images)The activities by Royal Challengers Bangalore on social media have baffled fans and have also resulted in trolling. One RCB fan remarked, “12 seasons are way too long for downloading the trophy.” A lot of people were saying that Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore are planning a big surprise. Others were quick to point out that Kohli-led team may be getting a last-minute makeover, with a new avatar and name while some speculated that Royal Challengers Bangalore’s account was hacked. Teammates Yuzvendra Chahal and AB De Villiers soon followed Kohli’s suit. Chahal remarked that what kind of googly is this while AB de Villiers also expressed concern as to whether the account was hacked or not. Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he was happy with the kind of players picked by his franchise during the IPL auction and looking to enjoy “the best form of cricket by playing bold”.RCB Aim For Glory In 2020During the IPL auction held in Kolkata on Thursday, RCB bought eight players, including the likes of Chris Morris, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson and Dale Steyn. “I am very happy with the players that we have selected and really looking forward to the new season. We’ve had a lot of discussions on the structure and balance of the team and this looks like a good start for us,” Kohli said. “I believe it all comes down to every individual to give out their best performance during the league and to enjoy the best form of cricket by playing bold,” he added.Also Read | IPL Auction 2020: List Of Players Bought By Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB’s Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson said the plan of the franchise in the auction was to look at players that will combine well with the retained squad. “We want a squad that can have balance and adapt to any conditions both at home and away. To pick players who help us maximise our budget judiciously took a thoughtful approach.”center_img New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will play it’s 13th edition from March-end and it promises to be an action-packed tournament. This year’s IPL assumes more importance as it is World T20 year and all Indian cricket team fans would be determined to see their favorite players put in their peak performance. Four-time champions Mumbai Indians will be determined to continue their dominance while MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings would be aiming to avoid their finals woes. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will be desperate to come out of the bottom and break their jinx in cliching the IPL title.In the past, Royal Challengers Bangalore have often confounded fans by not putting up a great show in the IPL despite boasting some of the best cricketing players in the world in their side. The likes of Kohli and AB de Villiers make a solid opening pair while Chris Gayle cemented his reputation as the ‘Universe Boss’ in T20Is during his time with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Heading into the 13th edition of the IPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have once again confounded fans with their antics, this time on social media.The franchise removed its display picture and cover picture from Facebook and Twitter. RCB also changed its name to “Royal Challengers.” All the changes made on Twitter reflected on RCB’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts. In fact, RCB completely wiped out its Insta page, reducing its posts to 0. However, after some time, they posted one image which said, “Sit tight. Be right back.” The changes on social media had even skipper Virat Kohli baffled. On his Twitter account, he wrote, “Posts disappear and the captain isn’t informed. @rcbtweets, let me know if you need any help.”last_img read more


US Holocaust Museum Urges Lawmakers to Protect Refugees

first_img“Not all victims were Jews, but all Jews were victims.”—Elie Wiesel#USHMM‘s full #HolocaustRemembrance statement➡️https://t.co/JaacsLsBw9 pic.twitter.com/nX51QKOS7Y— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) January 30, 2017After the White House released a statement last week acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day — but not referencing the six million Jews killed by the Nazis — the museum issued a statement that while “millions of other innocent civilians” were murdered during the Holocaust, “the elimination of Jews was central” to the acts of Nazi Germany.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued a statement Tuesday addressing the global refugee crisis, urging lawmakers to craft policy that addresses national security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees, regardless of nationality or religion.But the 183-word statement curiously makes no reference to President Donald Trump’s recently-executed executive order, which temporarily suspends immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations.“The Museum continues to have grave concern about the global refugee crisis and our response to it,” reads the statement. “During the 1930s and 1940s, the United States, along with the rest of the world, generally refused to admit Jewish refugees from Nazism due to anti-Semitic and xenophobic attitudes, harsh economic conditions, and national security fears.”center_img Read #USHMM‘s full statement on #refugees.https://t.co/4xSbHPB9jr pic.twitter.com/lYSrWGMRIi— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) January 31, 2017Directly acknowledging Syrian refugees — who have been adversely impacted by Trump’s travel ban — the statement reads, “In our view, there are many legitimate refugees fleeing the Assad regime’s sustained campaign of crimes against humanity and the genocidal acts perpetrated by ISIS against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities.”The statement continues, “American policy should fully address national security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees whatever their national or religious identity.”This is the second statement released by the museum within the past week that seems to be taking issue with Trump administration.last_img read more