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Race Ahead: Multisport

first_imgMULTISPORTThe Jungle Cup 5k SeriesWinnsboro, South CarolinaMarch 2 and 23, 2013“Welcome to the Jungle!” Scream it like Axl as you grind through one of the grittiest new obstacle courses. The Jungle Cup Series has recently expanded to five races with two upcoming in our footprint (March 2 at Carolina Adventure World in Winnsboro and March 23 in Baltimore). The 3.1-mile course is peppered with 21 unique challenges. Racers will swing on ropes over water, climb steep walls, throw spears, trudge through swampy mud pits, push sleds, haul logs, and brave fire pits, as they try to complete one of the most unconventional 5Ks around. tarzanscup.comShenandoah Epic Adventure RaceBentonville, VirginiaApril 20-21, 2013Traversing the rugged backcountry of the George Washington National Forest, solo racers and teams of two or four will cover over 100 miles in up to 26 hours, navigating their way through a wild course filled with epic terrain that also finds its way into Shenandoah River State Park. Racers will cover the course through a range of disciplines, including trekking, orienteering, canoeing on the Shenandoah River, mountain biking, and some special team challenges. rev3adventure.comNew River Gorge Challenge Extreme TriathlonFayetteville, West VirginiaAugust, 2013The race starts with a 12-mile mountain bike leg that departs from the Fayette County Courthouse and winds its way to Cunard on the Gorge’s ridgeline singletrack trail network. Then it’s time to paddle an eight-mile stretch of the New’s wild class III-IV rapids. The tri concludes with a burly 8.5-mile trail run up and out of the gorge on a series of steep switchbacks. newrivergorgechallenge.comKing of the Smokies TriathlonLake Junaluska, North CarolinaSeptember, 2013Started just three years ago in 2010, the King of the Smokies features both sprint and International distance courses that include an open-water swim, a winding bike ride on rural mountain roads, and a run around the lake. kingofthesmokies.comNation’s TriathlonWashington, D.C.September 8, 2013Triathletes love to see the sites in D.C. Hence the consistent sellouts of this annual early fall Olympic distance race. The popularity is attributed to the scenic course that winds past the monuments and memorials of the Nation’s Capital. The race features a 1.5K swim in the calm part of the Potomac River past Arlington Cemetery, a flat and fast 40K bike ride past the White House and Washington Monument, and a 10K run that goes by the Jefferson Memorial and U.S. Mint. nationstri.comBest of the RestTRIATHLONSTriadventure Spring Sprint TriathlonChristiansburg, VirginiaApril 7, 2013 • triadventure.comOver the Mountain TriathlonKings Mountain, North CarolinaMay 15, 2013 • setupevents.comAlleghany Highlands TriathlonClifton Forge, VirginiaMay 18, 2013 • cliftonforgemainstreet.orgRock Hall International Triathlon(A Set Up Cup Qualifier)Rock Hall, MarylandJune 1, 2013 • setupevents.comJamestown International Triathlon(A Set Up Cup Qualifier)Williamsburg, VirginiaJune 8, 2013 • setupevents.comI Love the Tavern TriathlonRichmond, VirginiaJuly 28, 2013 • richmondmultisports.comLuray TriathlonLuray, VirginiaAugust 17-18, 2013 • luraytriathlon.comTri Creek Falls TriathlonFall Creek Falls State Park, TennesseeAugust 18, 2013 • endurancesportsmanagement.comBattle of the PotomacNational Harbor, MarylandSeptember 12, 2013 • setupevents.comADVENTURE RACESPalmetto Swamp Fox Adventure RaceFrancis Marion Forest, South CarolinaMarch 16, 2013 • kandoadventures.comBrake The Habit Adventure RaceBoyds, MarylandMarch 16, 2013 • adventureaddictsracing.comBlue Ridge Mountain Adventure RaceBlue Ridge, GeorgiaApril 13, 2013 • adventureracega.comRev3 Knoxville Sprint RaceKnoxville, TennesseeMay 4, 2013 • rev3adventure.comRundisney Expedition Everest ChallengeDisney World Resort, FloridaMay 4, 2013 • rundisney.comHenricus Dauber Dash Obstacle RunHenricus, VirginiaJune, 2013 • sportsbackers.orgRed River Gorge American ClassicSlade, KentuckyNovember 2, 2013 • flyingsquirreladventures.comMUD RUNSSpartan RaceCharlotte, North CarolinaMarch 23, 2013 • spartanrace.comGoodwill Mud RunGreenville, South CarolinaApril 13-14, 2013 • goodwillmudrun.orgWarrior DashMountain City, GeorgiaMay 4, 2013 • warriordash.comMiller Light Filthy 5k Mud Run, pesented by Ruff WearRichmond, VirginiaMay 17, 2013 • dominionriverrock.comTough MudderVirginia Beach, VirginiaJune 1-2, 2013 • toughmudder.comTribal QuestFredericksburg, VirginiaJuly 13, 2013 • thetribalquest.comHelgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run at Smith River FestMartinsville, VirginiaAugust 10, 2013 • milesinmartinsville.comMerrell Down and Dirty National Obstacle and Mud Run SeriesAtlanta, GeorgiaOctober 13, 2013 • downanddirtymudrun.comFor more great Race Ahead information check out these sections:SnowsportsTrail RunningRoad RunningMountain BikingRoad CyclingClimbingPaddlingHikingMultisportSuperlativeslast_img read more

The headquarters extended the decision on the working hours of nightclubs and bars

first_imgThe text of the decision is available at connectors. The above decision the working hours of catering facilities from the category of “bars” are limited, such as night clubs, night bars, disco bars, coffee bars, etc., which are allowed to work for a maximum of 24 hours.The deadline for the application of this measure is extended until October 7, 2020. Considering the development of the epidemiological situation and the conducted analysis of the manner of spreading the COVID-19 disease, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia passed a Decision on the necessary measure of limiting the working hours of catering facilities.  last_img read more

Former Keva chairman calls for end of private pensions in Finland

first_img“It has been seen that a public entity – Keva, that is – can look after pensions for smaller cost and in a more just manner. In addition, their investments have yielded more than those of private pension insurance companies.“A public monopoly would serve the interests of pension savers better than the current setting, where competition is only nominal.”Kataja also argued that the current system wastes resources on high management costs and paying bonuses to the companies that switch insurance companies.“A single institution would be easier to supervise than a system consisting of several players,” Kataja said.“One large actor would also have the best chances to perform well in terms of investment returns.”Suvi-Anne Siimes, managing director at Tela, responded to Kataja’s proposals by pointing out that the main task of the occupational pensions system was to secure pensions for current and future pensioners.Tela represents all statutory earnings-related pension insurance institutions in Finland.“There is a strong basis for the current, diversified model in Finland, the most important duty of which is to secure statutory pensions,” Siimes told IPE.“In the Finnish occupational pension system, unlike in so many other countries, pension assets are kept separate from the state budget.“This means the funds cannot be used for anything else except paying out pensions – for example, for balancing state or municipal economies in harder times, unlike in some other countries in Europe, as seen recently.”The current structure also reduces investment risk, as each institution follows its own investment strategy, Siimes said.“In a more centralised system, investment portfolios would also be more centralised, which would increase investment risk in the whole system,” she added.“In the current system, if one investment fails to perform well, another one will balance it.”In early 2013, the Finnish Centre for Pensions published a study comparing the costs of the Finnish occupational pensions system with corresponding systems in other countries.It found that the operating costs of the Finnish system were the lowest in the Nordic region, and that the pensions landscape comprised fewer institutions than in other countries researched. The Finnish Pension Alliance (Tela) has criticised the recent suggestion of Sampsa Kataja – a local MP and former chairman of Finland’s local government pension institution Keva – that the country’s pensions landscape should be simplified into a monopoly of one public pension institution.Kataja, currently serving as an MP for the centre-right National Coalition Party, told Finland’s national public service broadcasting company last week that the current system, which consists of several institutions for statutory pensions, should be dismantled and a public monopoly established instead.According to Kataja, supervising a single and public institution would be easier and more profitable than the current setting of several public and private bodies for statutory pensions.“Pensions and contribution rates are defined in the law, meaning there is no real competition in the market in any case,” he said.last_img read more

ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “As I’ve said before, in ONE, we are more than just having amazing fighters and athletes. These guys are heroes not only to their country but to the world,” said Sityodtong in a press conference at City of Dreams Manila.“And we’re going to use our platform and we’re going to use it to change the world for the better. That’s why we have partners like Global Citizen and amazing heroes like Brandon Vera, Angela Lee and Eduard Folayang, whom our children look up to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkVera, Lee and Folayang, three of the most popular ONE fighters were named Global Citizen ambassadors for the Philippines and Singapore.“I’m so excited to be a Global Citizen ambassador. I can’t wait to get started and really learn more about this awesome program and movement,” said Lee, the women’s atomweight world champion. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPEyeing to make an impact on a much bigger scale, ONE Championship on Monday launched a partnership with Global Citizen, a non-government organization which aims to provide a better life for everyone.The team up is only fitting as ONE, the biggest MMA organization in Asia, adheres to the advocacies of Global Citizen with Chatri Sityodtong, ONE chairman and CEO, reaffirming that part the promotion’s responsibility is to contribute into easing out conflicts in the society.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can’t wait to take action and really spread the word about it. I think it’s so important that they’re going across Asia and across the world and I think it’s a great partnership and I’m happy to be a part of it.”Wei Soo, co-founder of Global Citizen and managing director, also expressed his excitement over the partnership, knowing the kind of impact ONE can create with its growing popularity particularly in Asia.“I think ONE championship and its fans can have massive impact in terms of its reach of billions throughout the region and throughout the world and particularly to the values that they espouse and talk about. The values in martial arts which is crucial to the region,” Soo said. “And those are also the values that we want.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 pointslast_img read more

Romero Duno to fight in Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs undercard

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Photo: From left: Sanman Promotions CEO JC Manangquil, Romero Duno, Reymart Gaballo, Dave Apolinario with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during a short chat with the press on Wednesday night at MOA Arena.Coming off the heels of a convincing victory, WBC Inter-Continental and WBA Asian lightweight Romero Duno is set to take his talents to the global stage.The 23-year-old Duno is set to fight in the undercard of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’ title bout against Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas, Nevada.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percent Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I’m just going to continue working and praying as I wait. I’ll do my best whatever happens,” he said.Dave Apolinario, the WBC Asia Flyweight Youth Champion and also of Sanman Promotions, is also set to defend his newly-earned WBC Asia Flyweight Youth Champion belt this year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duno, who now flaunts a 19-1-0 pro record, looks to carry the momentum off his second-round knockout win over Kuldeep Dhanda last Feb. 9 at Midas Hotel in Manila.Meanwhile, Interim WBA World Bantamweight Champion Reymart Gaballo has earned himself the right to take on either Nonito Donaire or Naoya Inoue later this year, according to Sanman Promotions CEO JC Manangquil.“Reymart’s fight is mandatory [for the division],” Mangquil added.“I’m just waiting on who’s next for me,” said Gaballo, who recently ascended to contender status following his conquest of Japanese prospect Yuya Nakamura.Donaire and Inoue both hold a WBA Bantamweight strap which complicates Gaballo’s next assignment.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “They told me that I’m going to fight on May 5 in Las Vegas,” Duno, a Cotabato native, told reporters in Filipino during the halftime break of PBA action on Wednesday night.Although Duno, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, said his opponent is yet unnamed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“They just told me it’s going to be a big fight,” he said. “So as soon as I return to General Santos, I’m quickly getting back on training.”The bout is set on May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, at the eve of the Cinco de Mayo festivities. There, Alvarez takes top-billing, and will be taking on Daniel Jacobs. View commentslast_img read more