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first_img“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.It’s common knowledge among Cheat Fest attendees, that no matter what, at some point, it’s going to rain. This year was more of the same, but to talk about it would be beating a dead horse. We’ll just leave last year’s recap here, in case you want a more in-depth look: “Cheat Fest: A Party in the Mud”.For 24 years, Friends of Cheat has hosted the Cheat River Festival in Albright, West Virginia. The annual fundraising event goes down on the banks of the Cheat River and attracts boaters from far and wide. The story of the Cheat River is a story of recovery. Thanks to the Friends Of Cheat, a once overly polluted river is able to flourish. The festival raises awareness and funds that allow the restoration project to continue.Cheat Fest feels more like a large family reunion than a festival. Everyone seems to know everyone. This is only our second year and we were surprised how many familiar faces and old friends we ran in to.One of the coolest things about this festival is how kid-friendly it is. The little-ones could paint a life-sized boat, tye-dye their own shirts, and participate in a number of different workshops including Timber Rattlesnakes, Backpacking 101, and more. There is plenty for adults as well! In addition to paddling, attendees can enjoy an excellent music lineup, top-notch vendors, yoga, food, art, and plenty of drinks.Speaking of backpacking 101 that was us! That’s right, we spent an hour under the Education Eddy tent handing out backpacking tip and tricks on Friday Evening. We shared stories and mishaps with beginner and expert backpackers alike.Up next we’re wrapping up our spring portion of the tour at Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia. Come share the love of the white blaze and say hello before we shove off to Colorado!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win our Grand Gear Giveaway!last_img read more

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first_imgThe World Tourism Organization has opened a competition for travelers on the eve of World Tourism Day in connection with the campaign “Travel. Enjoy. Respect”, which was launched as part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.Information on the possibility of participation is published at this link: http://www.travelenjoyrespect.org/travellerscompetition/ , and invites anyone over the age of 18 who are traveling and would like to share their experiences at www.travelenjoyrespect.org. The purpose of this competition is to raise awareness of the value and contribution of sustainable tourism to development and the desire for travelers and tourists to be catalysts for positive change.The jury will evaluate the submitted contributions, and the criteria are to be creative and original, to stick to the topics, to show content related to sustainable behavior and digital sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or social engagement of participants. The winners will receive prizes in the form of world travel that will be supported by Explore WorldWide and some destinations such as Colombia, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and others.last_img read more

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first_img Topics : Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst said the Belgian case was a woman who had contracted COVID-19 for the first time in March and then again with a different coronavirus strain in June. Further cases of re-infection were likely to surface, he said.Van Ranst told Reuters TV the woman, in her 50s, had very few antibodies after the first infection, although they might have limited the sickness. Re-infection cases were probably limited exceptions, he said, although it was too soon to tell and many were likely to surface in coming weeks.He added that the new coronavirus appeared more stable than the influenza virus, but it was changing.”Viruses mutate and that means that a potential vaccine is not going to be a vaccine that will last forever, for 10 years, probably not even five years. Just as for flu, this will have to be redesigned quite regularly,” he said. Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with COVID-19, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the coronavirus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic.The cases, in Belgium and the Netherlands, follow a report this week by researchers in Hong Kong about a man there who had contracted a different strain of the virus four and a half months after being declared recovered – the first such second infection to be documented.That has raised fears about the efficacy of potential vaccines against the virus, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people, though experts say there would need to be many more cases of re-infection for these to be justified.center_img Van Ranst, who sits on some Belgian COVID-19 committees, said vaccine designers would not be surprised.”We would have loved the virus to be more stable than it is, but you can’t force nature.”Genetic testingThe National Institute for Public Health in the Netherlands said it had also observed a Dutch case of re-infection with a different strain of the virus.”It is clear there has been a first and a second infection with a substantial quantity of virus. Enough to be able to determine the genetic code of the virus, that is what showed they were indeed different,” said Marion Koopmans, a leading virologist in the Netherlands and a member of the World Health Organization’s scientific advisory group.She added the elderly Dutch patient had a weakened immune system, which explained the patient’s situation. “People are worried and ask if re-infection is ‘standard’. I don’t think it is,” she added.WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva regarding the Hong Kong case that, while there were anecdotal reports of re-infections, it was important to have clear documentation.Some experts say it is likely that such cases are starting to emerge because of greater testing worldwide, rather than because the virus may be spreading differently.Still, Dr David Strain, a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and chair of the British Medical Association’s medical academic staff committee, said the cases were worrying for at least two reasons.”The first is that it suggests that previous infection is not protective. The second is that it raises the possibility that vaccinations may not provide the hope that we have been waiting for.”last_img read more

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first_img Share StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Share Betting on Football 2017 will underline its international credentials by delivering an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, from an increasingly digitalised Africa, to a newly regulated Italy and the potential for legalised sports betting in Donald Trump’s North America.With less than three months to go until the fourth incarnation of the event at Stamford Bridge (3-5 May), SBC Events has outlined an exciting conference agenda, with a key first day focus on market profiles for Germany, Africa, Turkey, Italy, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Asia.The African market represents a fantastic opportunity for growth, particularly with increased regulation and mobile betting advancements in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. BOF 2017 will be reflecting on the success of this year’s AFCON as a betting event and assessing the chances of African bookmakers competing with Asian and UK counterparts for a share of the football marketing real estate.The Italian market has become more competitive since the regulatory changes in 2016. In fact, panellists on the Italian legacy briefing at ICE 2017 predicted that gross gaming revenue would exceed £1 billion in 2017. SNAI CEO Fabio Schiavolin and Betaland CEO Carmelo Mazza will be discussing the balance between retail and online, the impact of virtual sports and the tendering process for the award of 120 new online gaming and betting licences within the country.SBC Hall of Famer Mark Blandford will be appearing in the North America session moderated by Don Best CEO Benjie Cherniak. Given that the American Gaming Association (AGA) has suggested that Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of federal law barring sports betting in most US states, it will be interesting to hear about how quickly ‘the tide is turning’, what opportunities there might be for European bookmakers, and what can be taken from Canada’s approach to sports betting.The Scandinavian market update will also represent a first day highlight at BOF 2017, with Danske Spil CEO Niels Erik Folmann, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink and LeoVegas CEO Johan Styren forming a star-studded panel to discuss the region’s reputation as a ‘hotbed of gambling innovation’.SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron commented: “What we’ve noted over the past few Betting on Football conferences is that we are attracting operators and betting businesses from all over the world. So this year we decided to set up a Market Profiles track to make the most of the high quality people we have at Stamford Bridge this year, and give them the platform to share their insights.”Click here to buy your Betting on Football ticketContact [email protected] for more informationSponsors for BOF 2017 include Golden Race (Platinum Sponsor), OPTIMA (Gold Sponsor), BetConstruct (Silver Sponsor), HiPay, 138.com and Realex Payments (Premium Sponsors).last_img read more

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