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first_imgThe Rhyl Sprint Triathlon Festival took place on Sunday 6 September, and brought participants of all levels from elites to first time triathletes to North Wales.Entrants could choose from 3 distances: Sprint (750m swim / 21K cycle / 5K run), Super Sprint (400m / 15K / 2.5K) and Mega Sprint (100m / 10K / 1K), with the sprint distance attracting the largest number of athletes.All races featured an open water swim in Rhyl Marine Lake, transition on the quayside, a fast, criterium style cycle leg on closed roads along the seafront and a run along the new promenade past the Pont Y Draig Bridge before finishing on the promenade. The unique course design created regular direct interaction with the supporting crowds who were lining the streets and seafront of Rhyl, bringing a festival atmosphere to the town.Race Director Simon Hill of Xtra Mile Events said “The Rhyl Sprint Triathlon Festival saw a lot of motivational crowd support along the route and athletes have praised the festival style atmosphere and the unique concept.“Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who took part, especially all the participants who took the plunge and experienced their first triathlon in Rhyl. A big thank you also goes to our sponsors and to Denbighshire County Council, Rhyl Sea Cadets, Llandundo Girls FC, Rhyl Swimming Club and all the groups who offered their services as marshalls and volunteers.”Sponsors of the Rhyl Sprint Triathlon Festival included Race Force, Clif Bar, Jabra, Zone 3 and Pro Spin.The next event on the Xtra Mile Events calendar is the Leeds Triathlon this Sunday 13 September.www.xtramileevents.com Relatedlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, and the International Renewable Energy Agency have formalized a collaboration that will help accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy. The jointly-led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to help countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs.“This collaboration benefits policymakers looking for support to implement policies and programs designed to increase their countries’ deployment of renewable energy,” said Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology, Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. “By taking a coordinated approach to renewable energy policy assistance, our collaboration will ultimately increase the implementation of renewable energy policies throughout the world.” “As renewable energy costs continue to fall and new markets open up, policymakers around the world are looking for the most effective policies and regulatory frameworks to scale up renewables,” said IRENA Director General Adnan Z. Amin. “This partnership will put the latest thinking and best practices in renewable energy policy in the hands of key stakeholders, helping countries commit to concrete actions that advance renewable energy deployment.”Under REPAN, advice and assistance will be available in several distinct areas:Delivering no-cost, fast-response consultations – often through on-site assistance – on renewable energy policy and program strategies, regulations and standards through the Solutions Center’s “Ask an Expert” service, and expanding the service to include additional experts from developing countries;Providing expert assistance for Renewables Readiness Assessments (RRAs) conducted in eight countries each year;Providing expert assistance for developing renewable energy and grid integration roadmaps in Africa, Asia and Latin America; andProviding expert assistance for establishing stable regulatory frameworks that encourage deployment of renewable energy.REPAN was formally announced by Director General Amin on 7 January 2013 during the Third IRENA Assembly. Since its inception, policy experts and practitioners have provided support for RRAs in Mongolia, Mauritania and Nicaragua; reviewed country renewable energy development plans; provided support to Africa and South Pacific island nations on developing renewable energy targets; and reviewed guidelines for detailed wind resource measurements.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for REPAN was established between IRENA and the Solutions Center’s operating agent, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and NREL’s managing and operating contractor, the Alliance for Sustainable Energy.Press Release, May 22, 2014; Image: metofficelast_img read more

first_img Related TopicsIndiansTrevor Bauer DETROIT—The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers for a three-game weekend series. The Indians are currently 5-2 in the season series versus the Tigers. They also hold a four-game lead on the Tigers for the American League Central.The Indians are coming off a brief two-game sweep over the Milwaukee Brewers that helped the Indians improve their season record to 32-28.The Detroit Tigers are coming off a series in Boston where they only won the finale of a three-game series. The Tigers are 6-4 in their last 10 games. They have a record of 30-34.Here’s a preview of game one of a three-game set in Detroit:Time: 1:10 p.m.Starting Pitchers: RHP Trevor Bauer (4-4, 2.77 ERA) vs. RHP Michael Fulmer (2-5, 4.73 ERA)TV: SportsTime OhioOnline: MLB.TVRadio: WMMS 100.7, Indians Radio Network 3. Big lead for the bullpenUnless Trevor Bauer goes the distance, the Indians will need to have as big of a lead as possible. The bullpen is slowly returning to form. But still, the Indians know that no lead is safe right now— especially with no Andrew Miller. 1. Bauer OutageTrevor Bauer could use a solid start as he is coming off a loss to the Minnesota Twins. He went five and two-thirds innings, gave up six hits, three earned runs, three walks, and struck out 11 strikeouts. If his command is there early, odds are he will have a solid start. If not, he could be in for a long day at the office. For Bauer, it’s important for him to start to take off and get on a roll.center_img 2. Get Fulmer deep in the countWhen Fulmer is ahead in the count, he has an ERA of 2.42. But when he is behind in the count, his ERA drops to 6.60. The Indians can also be successful by getting to Fulmer early on in the game. Once Fulmer gets going, he can become tough to beat. Tim Whelanlast_img read more

first_imgTennessee Vols “Power T”Tennessee Vols “Power T”Tennessee received a commitment Monday from Knoxville Catholic offensive tackle Cade Mays, a 2018 prospect.“So proud to say that I’ve made the greatest decision of my life and commit to The University of Tennessee! #GoVols,” Mays posted to Twitter.The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Mays also held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Texas A&M, among other schools, according to 247Sports.com. His decision gave Tennessee coach Butch Jones his first commitment for the class of 2018.Mays is the son of former Tennessee lineman Kevin Mays.Reach Matt Slovin at [email protected] or on Twitter @MattSlovin.last_img read more

first_imgOverActive Media, the parent company of the Toronto Defiant, Toronto Ultra, and MAD Lions, has announced an advertising partnership with AcuityAds.The Toronto-headquartered AcuityAds will leverage its technology to help OverActive Media and its sponsors better target the online esports audience. Credit: Call of Duty LeagueRELATED: Teamworks enters esports with OverActive Media partnershipTal Hayek, Co-founder and CEO of AcuityAds, commented in a release: “We are excited to partner with OverActive Media, establishing AcuityAds as the only programmatic company globally with direct access to such a wide-reaching esports audience. Esports is a dynamic and fast-growing industry that continues to develop unique connections to engage its growing fan base, and we are thrilled to be working alongside a leading global industry brand like OverActive Media.”In addition to the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant and Call of Duty League’s Toronta Ultra franchises, OverActive Media – which is likewise based in Toronto – also owns the MAD Lions brand, which competes in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). The organisation is also a founding equity partner in B Site Inc. and the MAD Lions brand competes as a franchise in B Site’s Flashpoint Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league. 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. RELATED: Splyce co-founder Marty Strenczewilk departs OverActive MediaChris Overholt, President and CEO of OverActive Media, added: “Our collaboration with AcuityAds gives us access to industry-leading technology adding more value to our current and prospective partners, and their efforts to reach a changing sport and entertainment audience. In the past two years, we have built meaningful audiences of esports fans that continue to grow as the industry matures and broadens its appeal across demographics.”Esports Insider says: OverActive Media has already grown so much between launching those franchises and acquiring (and retiring) the Splyce brand, but this sort of behind-the-scenes tech upgrade could help fuel its ongoing expansion.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more