Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits and Pieces

first_imgPhil Keogan, host of The Amazing Race, is hosting screenings of his documentary The Ride across the U.S., ending with a screening in NYC before the premier of the 18th running of the television show. Screenings benefit the MS Society with 100% of the door going directly to the charity. Dates, locations and the video trailer after the break.Vaude is the latest pack manufacturer to start using HydraPak’s reservoirs. Starting with their Aquarious 2.0, Vaude joins Hydrapak’s growing list of global partners, including POC, DaKine, Nathan, EVOC, Oakley, Columbia, Fox, Ogio, Kriega, Scott, BMW, KTM, and Berghaus.Trek Travel is now the official cycling vacation and touring sponsor for the Amgen Tour of California. Sign up for one of their race-related packages and you’ll get to ride a new Madone and you’ll have access to the team introductions, get to pre-ride the ITT stage, ride in one of the officials cars following the riders, dinner with either the Leopard/Trek or Team Radio Shack teams, get your photo on the podium and behind-the-ropes tours of the team buses and pit areas. Oh, and you’ll get in some scenic road riding around Lake Tahoe and such, too.IMBA-SORBA announces  the premiere of the Southern Mountain Bike Summit! Join land managers, industry leaders, politicians, and fellow mountain bikers in the scenic mountains of western North Carolina to teach, learn, meet, greet, ride, and grow the sport of mountain biking in the Southeast. Connect with friends, old and new, as you make mountain biking in your region exceptional. Y’all come get some GRITS (Great Riding In The South).  March 25-27th in Brevard, NC.Speaking of SORBA, Konxville’s (TN) Legacy Park trail project is moving forward, but they need your help. Donate and/or get info here.Not in Tennessee? How ’bout GA? The Forest Service is seeking input on trails for the Chatahoochee National Forest. Meeting in Dalton, GA, next Tuesday on February 15. Details here. The Ride Details:10 city tourDuring the ride we raised $500,000 we are now at $630,000 and with the film we want to hit a million.Regal are giving 100% of box office to MSHyatt providing hotelsMS organizing meet and greets in each cityBlitz media and marketing in 10 CBS Owner Operated Stations.Posters cards in 6500 GNCseblast to Tour of California, GNC, Europa, Hyatt, MS, Sony, Specialized etc.Final screening in Times Square on Friday 18th just before premiere of The Amazing Race 18.Remaining Screenings:Pittsburgh, PA – Friday 2/11 – 7:30pPhiladelphia, PA – Sunday 2/13 – 7:30pBoston, MA – Wednesday 2/16 – 7:30pDallas, TX – Thursday 2/17 – 7:30pNew York, NY – Friday 2/18 – 5:30plast_img read more

Henshaw continues his illustrious career

first_imgPSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, June 26, Green Valley – Stableford1st Peter Henshaw (25) 34pts2nd Ed Wyckoff (11) 33pts3rd Per-olov Lindmark (26) 31ptsMickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford’s hopes of winning three straight Sunday outings at Green Valley took a tumble as the wheels came off big time. To be fair the course was in excellent condition although the fairways were very wet from the overnight storms, with the greens like glass which made for very tricky golf.Red hot Peter Henshaw. Mickey managed a total of just five points on the outer nine and did slightly better on the inward nine with 12 points. On a lighter note one must remember that all the seventeen points were put together on just ten holes – that’s right eight wipes.The man who handled the conditions best was Ireland’s Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw who took the days honours with 34 points. Peter was one stroke clear of Ed “our man in the Whitehouse” Wyckoff. The subdued Per-olov Lindmark closed the flight with 31 points.Monday, June 27, Crystal Bay B+C – Stableford1st Takeshi Hakozaki (16) 39pts2nd Peter Walker (19) 38pts3rd Mark Bamber (8) 36pts4th Daryl Evans (22) 35ptsCrystal Bay as always nowadays is in first class condition compared to some of the courses in the area, including the much vaunted Laem Chabang which cost four times more to play on a normal day and is definitely not in better condition.Tom Gorey.The day’s man of the match was Takeshi Hakozaki San who shot a splendid 39 points. Takeshi was one shot clear of Peter Walker. Mark Bamber filled the third spot on the podium with a solid even par round.Because of the increase in golfers, a fourth podium spot was on offer. This was filled by Daryl Evans with 35 points.Wednesday, June 29, Greenwood A+B – Stableford1st Peter Henshaw (25) 33pts2nd Kevin Rogers (10) 31pts3rd Jim Elphick (26) 27ptsWas it the length of the ride out? Was it the glass like Wolveridge and Thomson designed greens? Was it the extra club wind? Were they just lousy golfers with unfounded visions of grandeur? Whatever it was it was ugly with no golfer matching par.The only shining light was Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw who posted 33 match wining points for his second win of the week. Aussie star Kevin Rogers took the second spot two shots adrift. Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick was happy to see any part of the podium with his 27 pts.Friday, July 1, Pattana A+B – Stableford1st Tom Gorey (17) 36pts2nd Peter Henshaw (25) 35pts3rd Mark Bamber (8) 34ptsMickey Beresford.On a beautiful day with a stiff breeze and a course in tip top shape, and the A+B layouts at the always challenging Pattana, it was no surprise that no one bettered their handicap. The Irish lads dominated the day’s play with Co Kilkenny man Tom ‘the Irish Rover’ Gorey returning the best score of the day with a solid even par round. Tom was followed up the podium steps by his good friend and the man in form, Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw, who was one stroke adrift. This podium visit made it three times this week.Three players vied for the remaining third place podium spot: Mark Bamber, Christy ‘Good’ Knight and Jimmy ‘Two Shots’ Elphick. The scales of justice tipped in Mark’s favour, leaving Christy and Jim at sea level and pot less.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near walking street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list otherwise why not call Peter on 0861396301. Transport is provided.last_img read more

Intermediate Hurling Championship Reaches Penultimate Round

first_imgTop 4 in each Group to Qtr Finals Intermediate ChampionshipGroup OneTeamPlayedScoring DifferencePts1Moycullen4+1762Kinvara4+563Kilconieron4+444Turloughmore4045Carnmore5-1046Sylane5-537Kilbeacanty4113Fri, 13 SepVenue: Pearse Stadium, (Round: Round 6), Sylane V Moycullen 18:15,  Sat, 14 SepVenue: Pearse Stadium, (Round: Round 6), Kinvara V Turloughmore 14:30Sat, 14 SepVenue: Ballindereen, (Round: Round 6), Kilconieron V Kilbeacanty 16:00Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Top 4 in each Group to Qtr Finals Intermediate Championship Group 2TeamPlayedScoring DifferencePts1Meelick/Eyrecourt4+2682Rahoon/Newcastle4+1683Killimor4+1844An Spideal4-245Annaghdown4-436Kiltormer5-2037Castlegar5-430Sat, 14 Sep, Venue: Killimor, (Round: Round 6), Castlegar V Meelick-Eyrecourt 16:00,  Sat, 14 Sep, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round: Round 6), Rahoon-Newcastle V Annaghdown 16:00,  Sun, 15 Sep, Venue: Loughrea, (Round: Round 6), An Spidéal V Killimor 17:30,  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 The County Intermediate Hurling Championship has reached the penultimate round of matches and with two rounds remaining, there is still evverything to play for with games on Saturday and on Sunday. last_img read more

Point-Rapids blanks Marshfield girls hockey

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Bryar Brooks scored early in the second period, and that proved to be the only goal of the game as Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids shut out Marshfield 1-0 in a nonconference girls hockey game Monday at the Marshfield Ice Arena.Brooks scored off an assist from Zoe Derks 4:47 into the second period to provide the game’s only score.Alexis Straughan had 22 saves in goal for Marshfield (4-8).Emily Bubla had 18 saves for Point-Rapids (3-8-2).Marshfield is off until next Monday when it plays a Great Northern Conference game at Northland Pines.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Red Panthers 1, Tigers 0Point-Rapids 0 1 0 – 1Marshfield 0 0 0 – 0Second period: 1. PR, Bryar Brooks (Zoe Derks), 12:13.Saves: PR, Emily Bubla 18; M, Alexis Straughan 22.Records: Point-Rapids 3-8-2; Marshfield 4-8.last_img read more

Social Networks gaining on Internet portals

first_imgUS Web stats company Compete has some interesting analysis on how Social Networking sites compare to portals. From asample size of around 2 million US people, Compete concludes that social networkingsites are quickly approaching the traffic level of the big portals like Google and Yahoo.Their key findings:1. In June, 2 out of every 3 people online visited a social networking site2. Since January 2004, the number of people visiting or taking part in one of the toponline social networks has grown by over 109%3. Social networking sites are now close to eclipsing traffic to the giants – Googleand YahooThey liken the growth of SNS to email in the 90’s. A couple of charts fromCompete: Given my recent coverage of international markets, it’d be interesting to see how thelikes of Bebo fits into this picture – as Bebo recently overtook MySpace as the top SNS in the UK. Compete’s stats are US-only, but in any case it’s clear that all trendspoint to SNS sites overtaking the Internet portals – sooner rather thanlater. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Statistics#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Weekly Wrapup, 5-9 November 2007

first_imgrichard macmanus Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb. For those of you reading this via our website, note that you can subscribe to the Weekly Wrapups, either via the special RSS feed or by email.Note: If you would like to sponsor the Weekly Wrapup – which gives you a banner ad in our feeds as well as on site – please contact the editor for pricing details.Web NewsOpenSocial, Facebook Ad Network, MySpace HyperTargetingLast week was all about Google’s OpenSocial, a project that will tie together Google, MySpace and other social networking platforms in a common widget development environment. This week the discussion raged on. By the end of the week it had boiled down to two themes:1) OpenSocial isn’t quite as “open” as it makes out to be – check out Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post for more. Also see Bernard Lunn’s post on the privacy implications of OpenSocial. In summary, OpenSocial seems to be less about open standards, and more about Google setting the standards. Nevertheless, it also has a lot of things going for it – see Sean Ammirati’s post Google’s Kevin Marks Discusses OpenSocial at Defrag to find out Google’s plans for OpenSocial.2) Facebook isn’t in a rush to join OpenSocial; indeed this week they focused primarily on pushing out their new advertising network. See Josh Catone’s coverage of Facebook’s ad plans. Also Josh wrote about why Facebook shouldn’t fear OpenSocial.On the advertising front, there was action from MySpace this week too. The world’s largest social networking site announced that it would be launching a new advertising program called “HyperTargeting,” which uses profile data to target ads to users.This week we ran a poll asking: Will Facebook Join OpenSocial? See a summary of the comments here. The results at press time:Yes 44%No 46%Open What? 10%No GPhone, but Google Announces Android The other big Web news of the week: after months if not years of speculation, Google announced that they are not in fact developing a single phone, but rather an ostensibly open-source mobile operating system called Android.Other Web tech news this week:IAC to Split Up, Announces Major Ad Deal with GoogleMajor Newspapers Consider Ad AllianceMySpace Voted Most Likely to Be Blocked at WorkSumner Redstone: YouTube Won’t Pay The RentYouTube Releases Multi-file Uploader, Raises File Limits to 1 GBWeb ProductsBlogcosm Challenges Technorati, Techmeme to Parse the BlogosphereBlogcosm is a new company aiming to build a directory of the blogosphere. From the mundane to the esoteric, the company wants to provide users with a rich data set about any particular blog of interest or the vertical market it is in.Marshall Kirkpatrick met founder Scott Lawton, an old time geek from Massachusetts, this week at the first annual Blog World Expo in Las Vegas. Blogcosm built a blog directory of all the speakers at Blog World Expo and the blogs they write for, as a case study. Check our post for more, but note that the current Blogcosm site is very basic and doesn’t have any of the sophisticated features the founder talked up in the post.Where the Cool Photos Hang Out Remember when Flickr used to be the elite hang out of the visual digerati? By initially embracing talented photographers, Flickr developed a reputation as the place to go to check out amazing amateur and professional photography on the web. But then Yahoo! came along and encouraged users of its Photos service to migrate to Flickr, opening the site up to anyone and their vacation pictures. Has Flickr become boring and mundane? Where should we turn to now to find all the cool photos?Flickr is still a great photo hosting platform used by a large number of amazing photographers, but cutting through the increased noise can be a chore. The six sites in this post will help you locate the more artistic photos out there on the web, without having to wade through any photos of Aunt Millie at the beach.TrueKnowledge Demos Its Semantic Search Engine Venture funded UK semantic search engine TrueKnowledge unveiled a demo of its private beta this week – and Read/WriteWeb was one of the first to publish a review. TrueKnowledge looks like an interesting site to watch. One cannot help but think of the still-unlaunched Powerset, but it’s also reminiscent of the very real Ask.com “smart answers”.You can find many other startup profiles in our Startups category.AnalysisHow a Startup Inspired HP’s Print 2.0 Strategy Big computing company HP was promoting a strange concept at the Web 2.0 Summit in October: Print 2.0. At first R/WW editor Richard MacManus couldn’t figure out what this meant. Web-based printers? Some new form of inkless paper? Curious to know more, while he was at the Summit Richard met up with HP’s Antonio Rodriguez – formerly of startup Tabblo, now Director of Research and Development for HP‚Äôs embedded web-to-print group.The Social Enterprise – What Works, and What Doesn’t Alex Iskold asks why should enterprises go social, and what are the compelling reasons for adoption?On the surface there are immediate benefits, but from experience we know thatconsumer technologies do not directly map into the enterprise. In this post, Alex exploredthe reasons for the social enterprise, looking at what social technologies fit and raisingvarious concerns related to adoption.E-Government Meets Web 2.0: Goodbye Portals, Hello Web ServicesGartner recently released a couple of reports on how web 2.0 technologies are being used in e-Government. The reports are entitled The E-Government Hype Cycle Meets Web 2.0 and Government and Web 2.0: The Emerging Midoffice. Both are about how modern e-government efforts are moving away from the ‘one stop shop’ portal approach that characterized early efforts, and are turning more towards mashups and (to quote the first Gartner report) “a number of mostly adventurous initiatives with blogs, wikis or islands in Second Life.” But it’s the ecosystem of Web Services – and the reusability of content and services that Web Services enable – that really excites Gartner about web 2.0 in e-government.You can find more R/WW analysis posts here.EventsThis week the Defrag conference was held – and it got some rave reviews. For an overview of the conference, check out Sean Ammirati’s post: Five Themes From the Defrag Conference. See also Charles Knight’s live-blogging of the event on AltSearchEngines.R/WW Network Blogslast100 Our Digital Lifestyle blog last100 this week looked at the new NPR website. Daniel Langendorf wrote that “I’m in music heaven again. The new site uses a slick Flash pop-up player that’s super-easy to use and, as an added bonus, works across all NPR properties.”Alt Search EnginesThis week AltSearchEngines was busy live-blogging Defrag. But also there’s a feature post about people search engine Wink, which this week released advanced profile controls, giving people complete control over the contents of the search result for their name.Read/WriteTalkSean Ammirati of Read/WriteTalk interviewed Kaliya Hamlin – a.k.a. Identity Woman. She’s recognized as one of the thought leaders in user centric identity, having helped organize Identity Commons and lead the Internet Identity Workshop.That’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

10 months agoLovren confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles

first_imgLovren confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s Invinciblesby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDejan Lovren is confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s 2003/04 unbeaten season.The Reds have gone 19 games without a single loss this season, but face a tough test against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Thursday night.Asked if Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s 2003-04 invincible season, Lovren said: “There are always records to beat. Everything is possible when you believe and you work hard.”Of course, you need the luck to go your way also, but why not? It is a challenge for us and every player here.”Will it be possible? Let’s see at the end of the season.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photos: Tennessee Students Snuck Into Neyland Stadium, Had A Snowball Fight

first_imgFans pack the stands to support their teams as the Mississippi Rebels face the Tennessee Volunteers.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 01: Fans pack the stands to support their teams as the Mississippi Rebels face the Tennessee Volunteers on October 1, 2005 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)A snow game took place in Neyland Stadium late Wednesday evening. It involved some snowballs and a group of mischievous Tennessee students. With their campus covered in a blanket of white powder, a few dozen Volunteers snuck into their school’s football stadium and had a giant snowball fight. This is the second year in a row that this has happened. After last year’s incident, many of the students were given citations for trespassing. when it’s 12:30 in the morning and you’re bored so you go to Ayers and Neyland Stadium  pic.twitter.com/apdfhmRTw8— Briyana Dyer (@BriyanaDyer) February 26, 2015Snowball fight in Neyland? I don’t know what you’re talking about? pic.twitter.com/Oy8FZa7TnW— Ali Clark (@alisonRhea08) February 26, 2015when in doubt break into Neyland on a school night 🙂 pic.twitter.com/2ErLE3r0xf— Erin Rivers (@erinriiivaaas) February 26, 2015#snoWBIR #utk snowball fight at neyland 2livecrew pic.twitter.com/NKfKWxru5D— Rico 〽️ckinney (@Mr_Suave) February 26, [email protected] @ClayTravisBGID @TeranJ_VLZ snowball fight in Neyland pic.twitter.com/I1TWl7ly8f— UT Sports (@UTvol_sports) February 26, 2015Hopefully Knoxville will get an unexpected snow this fall and we’ll get to see Tennessee’s football team play an actual snow game inside Neyland Stadium.last_img read more

Memphis Depay fed up with Lyon role

first_imgMemphis Depay revealed his frustration over being named on the bench for Lyon this seasonManager Bruno Génésio has used Depay as a substitute for four of the club’s opening games of this season.Depay’s latest appearance from the bench came in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Angers, where he came on for the final 35 minutes and provided a goal along with an assist.However, despite starring for Lyon once again, Depay could not contain his fury at being undeservedly left on the bench once more.“I am fed up with this situation,” said Depay, according to GetFootballNewsFrance.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Last year, I thought I had a great season. I am 24 and if I want to go to new levels, I need to be placed on a certain trajectory. Great players play all matches.“This is the 4th time I have found myself on the bench… I deserve better. A player like me deserves more respect.“I should be playing every match.”Depay has provided four goals and assists in 14 appearances for Lyon across all competitions this season.Les Gones are fourth in Ligue 1 after 11 games with 20 points.last_img read more

Refuge Announces Opening To Snowmachine Use

first_imgFacebook282TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has announced the opening of the Refuge to snowmachine use. In addition, rocks and tree stumps can be hazardous in areas of less snow accumulation. Closed areas include the Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Systems, all areas above timberline and areas within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (except that Hidden, Kelly, Petersen and Engineer lakes are open to provide snowmachine access for ice fishing when ice conditions are sufficient). For more information, contact Refuge Headquarters at (907) 262-7021. Maps depicting Refuge areas open to snowmaching are available online at http://kenai.fws.gov and at the Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.center_img The Refuge advises that snowmachine users exercise caution, especially on lakes, rivers and streamsmany of which are either not yet frozen or not sufficiently frozen to support a snowmachine. All areas of the Refuge traditionally open to snowmachining will be open effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday December 21.last_img read more