XTERRA Ireland postponed to 2015

first_img Related It’s one of the worst scenarios for any event organizer – postponement. That’s the situation for the team behind off-road triathlon, XTERRA Ireland, with the announcement at the end of last week that this year’s event – scheduled to take place on 20 July – will be postponed.“There have been a number of unforeseen logistical problems that make it impossible to deliver the event to the high standards a prestigious international event like XTERRA demands,” said Race Director Dean Watson. “We’re really disappointed and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”(With XTERRA England closing its doors across the Irish Sea in February, due to the cessation in trading of former local organiser Brave Events, XTERRA England 2014 is now back in business and recently re-opened for entry. UK-based Limelight Sports has secured rights from Vachery Estate and XTERRA HQ to deliver the XTERRA England Championship race in Cranleigh, Surrey, at the same venue and on the same date, 24 August 2014, as previously listed.)Watson and the XTERRA Ireland team are already looking forward to the future in Ireland. “We’re working hard to secure a more suitable location for next year,” added Watson. “And we’re liaising with [XTERRA owners] Team Unlimited in Hawaii to sort out a date that will fit better with the XTERRA European and World tours.”All entrants in the 2014 event, which was scheduled to take place in Killaloe, County Clare, have been contacted and made aware of the situation. They’ve been offered a choice of a full refund or a postponement until 2015.“[XTERRA] Is a fantastic format with events run round the globe,” said Watson. “We’re excited Ireland is involved in the worldwide circuit and look forward to 2015 and seeing everyone who entered this year get the chance to race.”www.xterra-ireland.comlast_img read more

iGaming Business appoints Square in the Air as PR lead

first_img Share Submit Mobile Carrier Billing: Gambling operators could be losing up to 70% of revenues July 8, 2020 Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards January 24, 2020 Shona ODonnellIndustry news publication and events organiser iGaming Business, has announced that it has a signed public relations and marketing agency agreement with Square in the Air to lead PR for its corporate events portfolio.The communications led agreement will see Square in the Air become official PR partner for leading iGaming Business events including the iGaming Super Show, as well as the iGB Affiliate event series which includes the Berlin Affiliate Conference, the London Affiliate Conference and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference.iGaming Business’ head of operations Shona ODonnell commented: “We are delighted to have signed Square in the Air as the official PR partner for iGaming Business’ biggest events.“We know the SITA team well, having worked alongside a number of their clients, and formalising our relationship with the industry’s leading PR agency is certain to be beneficial for both sides.”Square in the Air director Robin Hutchison added: “iGaming Business is one of the most respected information sources in the industry, while its events are some of the few must-attend dates on the gaming calendar. Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

“Rounding the Bases” in Orioles’ 4-3 win over Toronto

first_imgWho stood out in the Orioles’ 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night?In the spirit of hockey’s “three stars” system with the addition of home plate for honorable mentions and other notes, we go around the bases after the 13th game of the 2016 season.1st — Manny Machado wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 13 games with his RBI double in the first inning, but his most impressive at-bats came late in the game when it was clear that Toronto pitching wanted no part of the All-Star third baseman. Coming to the plate with a runner in scoring position in both the eighth and the 10th, Machado saw a total of one strike while patiently taking walks to continue the innings. A couple years ago, he might have expanded the zone to try to be the hero in those situations, but he instead drew his free passes on Wednesday night. It was the kind of maturity at the plate that sometimes makes you forget that Machado is just 23 years old. His 2-for-3 night raised his average to .407 on the season.2nd — Joey Rickard collected three hits, scored the first run of the game, and threw out Ryan Goins at the plate to end the top of the sixth inning and protect a one-run lead at the time. Two of the three hits were of the infield variety, but the Rule 5 pick continues to show good speed to put pressure on infielders when he hits the ball on the ground. Though he’s only drawn two walks to this point in the season, Rickard saw a total of 30 pitches in his five plate appearances on Wednesday, which is exactly what you want to see from a leadoff hitter. He leads all major league rookies with 18 hits this season.3rd — Adam Jones offered the Orioles’ defensive play of the year so far as he laid out in a head-first dive in shallow right-center to catch a sinking liner off the bat of Jose Baustista in the top of the seventh. The play temporarily saved a run as Michael Saunders inexplicably failed to tag up and score, but the Blue Jays left fielder came around to touch home plate on Edwin Encarnacion’s two-out double. That said, Jones taking away a hit from Bautista might have been the difference between a tie game and Toronto going ahead on Encarnacion’s extra-base hit if Bautista had been on base.Home — The bullpen wasn’t flawless but allowed only one run in five innings of work, and Zach Britton pitched a 1-2-3 ninth against the top of the order to headline the group’s effort. … Jonathan Schoop made fine defensive plays to end the ninth and 10th innings, the latter being a 4-6-3 double play to strand a runner in scoring position. … Baltimore has pitched to a 2.11 ERA in seven games at Camden Yards so far this season. … According to STATS, Wednesday marked the first walk-off win in Orioles history coming on a passed ball. … The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound in search of a series win on Thursday while the Blue Jays will go with Marco Estrada.last_img read more