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first_img Related The ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) will kick off this week, effectively launching the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU’s) competitive season. The 2015 year promises to be an exciting one, with 10 WTS and World Paratriathlon Events (WPE) on the calendar, in addition to eight World Cup races, the Rio 2016 Test Event, Mixed Relay World Championships in addition to triathlon featuring at two major games.Here’s a look at how the 2015 triathlon season will unfold…ITU World Triathlon SeriesThe series will feature more events than ever before and will get underway this coming weekend in Abu Dhabi on 7 March, marking the first time the series will be held in the Middle East. It will touch down in a total of 10 cities before concluding with the Grand Final on 15-20 September in Chicago.Gold Coast returns to the series for the first time since 2009, and both Cape Town and Stockholm will feature new twists to their courses.Prize moneyAthletes will vie for almost US$3 million over the 2015 ITU triathlon season, which is a 5% increase on 2014. Each World Triathlon Series race will offer a total of US$150,000, while the bonus pool will again offer a total of US$755,000.With the addition of two WTS races on the calendar, the overall prize pool has increased to US$2.385 million. As last year, the bonus pool will again extend to the top 35 athletes, with the male and female World Champions each taking home US$40,000. The World Cup circuit offers a total of US$480,000, while a sum of US$70,000 is up for grabs at the Mixed Relay World Championships.Paralympic qualification kicks offParatriathlon’s long awaited debut at the Paralympic Games is now just over a year away. The hunt for qualification points will start on 1 July this year, with the Iseo – Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event the first race to put points on the board.All of the WPE races from then until 30 June 2016 will serve as critical races to clench one of the 60 available spots. The WPE season will be held on every continent over 10 races before concluding with the World Championships in Chicago in September.Olympic qualification continuesOlympic qualification will be on everyone’s mind this season as they look to secure their spots well in advance of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Set to be contested on the same course as the Olympic Games, this summer’s Rio Test Event will offer the maximum level of Olympic qualification points available, putting it on par with the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. The races are slated to be held on 1-2 August.Two major international events will take place this summer with triathlon featuring at both the 2015 Baku European Games and the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. Triathlon will take place from 13-14 June at the first ever European Games, and will serve as Europe’s Olympic quota place competition, meaning someone will punch their ticket to Rio in Baku.Just one month later, triathlon will again take to the international stage, this time at the Pan American Games in Toronto from 12-13 July. Like European Games, Pan American Games provide an Olympic quota place.Mixed RelayBack in action yet again will be the Mixed Relay World Championships. Last year, young French and Hungarian teams announced their speed to the world when they blasted past handfuls of veteran teams for podium finishes. Set to be held in conjunction with World Triathlon Hamburg, fans will be on the lookout for quick change overs, unexpected lead changes and some gravity defying dives.Athletes to watchThroughout the 2014 season, we saw flashes of brash new talent on the rise when stellar French and German teams boasted head-turning speed. Although these young bucks have spirit and energy to boot, some superstar veterans look ready to return to the WTS and will be tough to defeat. So far there appear to be no hints of injury for the lethal Alistair Brownlee, and Olympic medallists Nicola Spirig and Lisa Norden will also likely appear in races throughout the season.www.triathlon.orgwts.triathlon.orglast_img read more

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first_imgTraffic on the routes “In 2019, we saw stable, somewhat lower passenger volumes. In particular, the Kapellskär and Tallinn routes showed good passenger growth. Capacity utilization on the routes between Sweden and Finland was stable while passenger volume on the day cruises between Sweden and Åland decreased, partly as a result of fewer departures and a larger number of longer special cruises, including the summer’s Visby cruises. In a highly competitive market, passenger-related sales rose mainly due to a good ticket sales trend. There has continued to be tough competition over prices, which benefits our passengers,” says Peter Hellgren, Viking Line’s Deputy CEO. During the year, 971,968 (969,307) passengers sailed on the Helsinki–Mariehamn–Stockholm route, which is served by Mariella and Gabriella. During the summer, 6,471 (7,313) passengers also sailed from Stockholm via Åland and Helsinki to Tallinn. A total of 1,955,318 (1,947,952) passengers sailed between Helsinki and Tallinn. During the summer, a new passenger record of more than 600,000 passengers was set on M/S Viking XPRS. Mariella and Gabriella also served the route along with Viking XPRS from June 14 to August 11, 2019. On the Turku–Åland Islands–Stockholm route, passenger volume on Viking Grace and Amorella was 1,801,692 (1,858,880). On the short route over the Sea of Åland, Mariehamn–Kapellskär, passenger volume on Rosella increased to 752,336 (732,965). That passenger number is an all-time record. A good trend can be seen here for passengers with cars and Swedish cruise passengers. center_img Passenger volume during the year for Viking Cinderella’s cruises from Stockholm to Mariehamn was 804,143 (894,520). The volume decrease was partly due to longer special cruises to Visby (8,552) during the summer and to fewer departures because of dry-docking in January. Sea News, January 13 The number of passengers who travelled with Viking Line in 2019 was 6,300,480. In 2018, the corresponding figure was 6,411,537. Rosella, which sails between Mariehamn and Kapellskär, set an all-time record in 2019, with 752,336 passengers. Traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn also increased. The volume decrease in 2019 can primarily be attributed to cruise traffic between Stockholm and Mariehamn, with results affected by longer special cruises during the summer and fewer departures due to dry-docking. During the year, the ambition was to monitor and optimize ticket prices, which also had an impact on the volume trend. The number of cargo units increased during the year to 133,940 (128,549), which is an all-time record. The number of passenger cars was the second best ever, at 714,006 (704,799). Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

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first_imgDisclaimer: This is a guest feature piece from NeosurfLast November, Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li became the first woman to win a major BlizzCon and major Hearthstone championship. In her acceptance speech, she defiantly said: “I want to say for all the girls out there who have a dream for esports competition, for glory. If you want to do it and you believe in yourself, you should just forget your gender and go for it.”Liooon believes there’s no reason women can’t compete at the highest tiers of esports competition against men and she’s right.Photo credit: BlizzardIn the United States, there are nearly as many female gamers as there are male (Statista, 2019) with 41 percent of all gamers being female, and research shows that female players are just as skilled at MMOs as their male counterparts.Despite this, in the most competitive, online gaming spaces, such as top-flight esports, there is a large disparity in representation between men and women. Researchers from Michigan State University argue that this is likely due to “a vicious stereotype-driven cycle,” where women’s self-confidence is degraded by malicious, sexist harassment from some male players, who perceive women to be low-skilled and research has shown close links between confidence and performance.“This is the best way to strike back at those people who doubted me only because I am a girl. It proves that girls can be strong pro players, just as guys do.” – Xiaomeng “Liooon” LiThe internet in general can be a pretty frightening and toxic place for women, according to a recent survey by Amnesty International. Alarmingly, 37 percent of women who had experienced online abuse or harassment said that on at least one occasion, these online experiences made them feel that their physical safety was threatened. However, stand-out female performers such as Liooon are breaking down stereotypes about women gamers and proving to fans at home that these stereotypes have no place in esports. Liooon is joined by a number of organisations seeking to redress the balance, with one such group being Supa-Stellar. This all-female gaming group, based in Australia, has a simple and important mission: to support and elevate women in gaming by campaigning for greater equality.The mission of Supa-Stellar closely coincides with the core values of Neosurf, which prompted Neosurf to approach the organisation to join forces. They offer a simple, secure way to pay and play online and they stand strong in promoting equality and safety online. Supa-Stellar recently held the first in a series of events at the Esports High Performance Centre (EHPC) located in the Sydney Cricket Ground. These events were created to bring women within the industry together and share their inspiring stories of overcoming challenges.Supa-Stellar’s mission is being wholeheartedly supported by Neosurf; an organisation who are strong advocates of equality and are major partners with the EHPC in Australia, as well as the UK based esports team, Excel Esports. Vicky “Vicksy” Doman, who has been partnered with Excel for over two years, is a highly-regarded female League of Legends midlaner.Similarly in Australia, Liz “N8 Liz” Varley of N8 Esports is another fantastic woman competing as a professional esports athlete. Liz became the first female player to be signed with an E-League team in Australia and was soon after battling for a spot in the FIFA19 Global Series, from her home in the EHPC.With a new decade upon us, one can only hope that there will be many new success stories to share of women in the esports industry.ESI New York 2020 – Find out morelast_img read more

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