‘Congressional Call-In’ at Interbike 2011

first_imgBikes Belong Coalition (BBC), the League of American Bicyclists and Interbike are orchestrating a ‘Congressional Call-In’ campaign at the 2011 Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas, on 14-16 September, to push for continuing federal investment in bicycle infrastructure.The US Congress is currently considering another extension of the multi-year Federal Transportation bill, which provides crucial funding for bicycle-related projects. The current extension expires on 30 September, and needs the industry’s support to sustain it.The BBC’s booth (L28) at Interbike will be the site of the Congressional Hotline, a red phone on which attendees can use to call their US Senators and convey to them how federal spending on bicycle-related projects positively affects their businesses, their local economies and the health of their customers.“The federal investment in bicycling is under attack in Congress,” said Tim Blumenthal, President of Bikes Belong. “We’re asking bike business leaders to take five minutes out of their busy Interbike schedules to make two urgent phone calls to their state’s Senators. This timely campaign will help build more bike paths, lanes, trails and safe routes to school. These investments will continue to increase bicycling participation and grow bike sales.”BBC staff will be at the booth to provide phone numbers of all the US Senators, as well as concise talking points. The League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Biking and Walking, IMBA and other America Bikes Coalition member organizations will provide additional support.“Interbike is the industry’s gathering place,” said Pat Hus, Interbike’s Managing Director. “Imagine the impact of 24,000 people all calling their senators during the three days of the show. It would be huge. So, we encourage everyone at Interbike to get to the Bikes Belong booth to make a couple of calls.”www.bikesbelong.org www.bikeleague.org www.interbike.com Relatedlast_img read more

Lahiri makes cut for American Express Golf tournament

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US India’s Anirban Lahiri assured himself of the final round action with four birdies on the back nine to card a six-under 66 and make the cut for the American Express Golf tournament here. After 70-70 in the first two rounds, Lahiri’s 66 carried his total to 206 for 10-under and Tied 43rd as the cut fell at nine-under. He rose from an overnight Tied 84th to Tied 43rd at the La Quinta course.Tournament host Phil Mickelson fails to make the cutAndrew Landry (65) at the Nicklaus Tournament Course and Scottie Scheffler (66) at the tougher Stadium Course, seemed to break away from the pack on the moving day. They are both 21-under 195 and four shots clear of third-place Rickie Fowler (70), who played the Stadium Course.READ | Conor McGregor Blasts Cerrone In 40 Seconds In UFC ReturnLahiri, who had two double bogeys in his 70 at Stadium Course in the second round, began with a flourish as he parred the 10th and then birdied 11th, 12th and 13th. A dropped shot on 17th saw him turn in two-under for the day and six-under for the tournament. On the second nine, he birdied first and added further gains on fifth and sixth. A closing birdie on ninth made his position safe as he finished 10-under and one better than the cutline.READ | Boise St. Rallies From 19 Down, Beats Utah State 88-83 In OTAfter three rounds at Nicklaus Tournament Course, the Stadium Course and La Quinta action returns to Stadium Course for the final day. Fowler and Scheffler were tied for the second-round lead, but the latter reportedly broke away on Saturday. The 23-year-old Scheffler, a former University of Texas star, is in his first season on the PGA Tour after winning twice and topping the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and overall points lists. Tony Finau followed a second-round 62 on the Nicklaus Course with a 71 at the Stadium and he is T-9 with 10 others. READ | Pearson Leads Canucks Past Sharks And Into 1st In CentralREAD | Conor McGregor Brutalises Donald Cerrone At UFC 246, Watch VideoImage Credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 19th January, 2020 15:25 IST Lahiri Makes Cut For American Express Golf Tournament Anirban Lahiri assured himself of final round action with 4 birdies on the back 9 to card a 6-under 66 and make the cut for the American Express golf tournament Press Trust Of India center_img COMMENT First Published: 19th January, 2020 15:25 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Global Esports Federation sets sights on South America with ODESUR deal

first_imgThe Global Esports Federation (GEF) has entered a strategic partnership with Organización Deportiva Suramericana (ODESUR) to develop an esports strategy for South America.The agreement comes just a day after the announcement that the federation confirmed the memberships of World Taekwondo and the International Tennis Federation, and within months of its partnership with the Commonwealth Games Federation.Logos: Global Esports Federation, ODESURRELATED: Global Esports Federation partners with Commonwealth Games FederationCamilo Pérez López Moreira, President of ODESUR, said that the partnership provided an avenue for ODESUR to capitalise on esports’ potential in the region: “Esports has quickly risen in popularity and gained strong footing in South America, in both spectatorship and participation. Nevertheless, there are still enormous growth opportunities compared to other regions in the world. South America is consolidating as a huge market for the development of esports within the 15-member NOCs of ODESUR.“The Executive Board of ODESUR approved the partnership with the Global Esports Federation as it will strengthen our coordinated effort in developing necessary infrastructure and commerce to accelerate the growth of esports in South America.”RELATED: World Taekwondo and International Tennis Federation join Global Esports FederationThe Global Esports Federation’s latest partnership has been agreed with the aim of developing a South American esports strategy that can provide a “catalyst for social benefit and change,” according to a release. The GEF claims its initial focus will be set on three main goals:Conducting an analysis of the status of esports in South America, and jointly develop an esports strategy for the South American Games;Exploring and developing sustainable esports properties for ODESUR, including the development of events, partnerships and promotional opportunities, that connect and serve the esports community in South America;Developing athlete-centred and sports-focused initiatives that harness and elevate the principles of equality, diversity, inclusion and innovation in esports.Chris Chan, President of the Global Esports Federation, stated: “The strategic partnership with ODESUR expands our global footprint into a key region where esports is poised for rapid growth. We look forward to jointly develop a sustainable esports strategy that will convene and service the vibrant esports community in South America that boasts 228 million users in 2020.“This latest agreement supports our mission and strengthens our effort in fostering great collaborations globally to elevate esports on the sport and entertainment world stage.”Esports Insider says: With several key partnerships secured, there can be no doubt now that the Global Esports Federation is truly aiming to become an integral part of the international esports picture in the years to come—regardless of its link to Tencent causing concerns over the nature of its motives for some. 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.last_img read more