MANILA, Philippines – Former world champion Tim Reed seeks to cash in on his return to form following a victory in Subic recently as he returns to the scene of his multiple triumphs as one of the top draws in the second Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships powered by Philam Vitality on August 11 in Mactan, Cebu. Reed scored a three-peat in the premier endurance race in what has long been considered as the country’s triathlon hub, dominating the races from 2015 to 2017. Although he struggled and failed to make it four-in-row last year, the veteran Aussie titlist marked his return to the winner’s podium by ruling the IRONMAN 70.3 Subic last June, besting the likes of compatriot Tim Van Berkel, winner of the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, and first-ever full IRONMAN Philippines winner Nick Baldwin of Seychelles. But the 34-year-old Reed, who grew up playing basketball and rugby before shifting to triathlon and turning pro in 2010, faces a tough challenge in … [Read more...] about Reed eyes 4th IRONMAN 70.3 Cebu plum
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Former vice president Joe Biden has so far dominated, outpolling Trump and topping the Democratic field WASHINGTON - A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a second term in the 2020 elections.Though much will change in the more than 500 days to go before polls open, a nationwide Fox News poll released this week showed former vice president Joe Biden leading the pack.Here are five questions and answers as the campaign season in the United States begins:- How will it play out? - While the field will certainly shrink once the first votes of primary season are cast in Iowa in February, some candidates may call it quits after debates begin later this month.An unprecedented prime-time broadcast from Miami awaits: over two nights, June 26 and 27, millions of Americans will tune in to the highly-anticipated debut debate of the cycle.The Democratic National Committee … [Read more...] about The race to win the US Democratic primary: where does it stand?
PARIS: Slumping orders, production bottlenecks, regulatory pressures and the prospect of fewer flyers: Aviation executives have plenty on their minds as they head to France on Monday for the opening of the Paris Air Show. It’s a starkly different mood from the previous edition two years ago, when airlines worldwide were optimistic about their prospects and placing big orders for new planes. But industry leaders Airbus and Boeing have instead seen clients cancel orders for dozens of planes in recent months, managing to sell just a handful of new jets. While Airbus might claw back some ground with the launch of the A321XLR at the airshow in Le Bourget, just north of Paris, Boeing’s future has been clouded by two deadly crashes that have grounded its popular 737 MAX. With the cancellations, “we’re in negative territory for the year, and Airbus has a chance to rescue that a bit, but Boeing does not,“ said Richard Aboulafia, a longtime industry analyst at the … [Read more...] about Gathering clouds cast shadow over Paris Air Show
Reed seeks to reclaim CT Ironman 70.3 crown (Philstar.com) - May 29, 2019 - 4:38pm MANILA, Philippines – Multi-titled Tim Reed of Australia vows to race in top form as he tries to rebound from a series of sorry finishes and reclaim the crown in the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay presented by Big Boss Cement, which reels off Sunday (June 2) in Subic Bay. Winner of the inaugurals of this event in 2015, the three-time Ironman 70.3 champion in Cebu is actually coming off a string of setbacks in the last top-level endurance races in the country, including a fourth place effort in Davao Ironman 70.3 last March. But the 2016 Ironman 70.3 world titlist sees a big turnaround come Sunday, ready to take on the best in the premier men’s pro division, including first Philippines full Ironman champion Nick Baldwin of Seychelles no less. “I’m really excited to return to Subic Bay. With the race previously … [Read more...] about Reed seeks to reclaim CT Ironman 70.3 crown
By Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press Sun., May 12, 2019 MIAMI—In a nondescript building in North Miami, two dozen dancers in bouncing yellow skirts are high kicking the can-can, aerialists are spinning perilously high from silk cords and frantic seamstresses are hemming outfits in a 20,000 square-foot costume shop. They are all part of a company that puts on more live productions a year than Broadway and London’s West End combined. Royal Caribbean International’s cruise line directs 134 shows in 50 theatres on 26 ships around the world, including seven Broadway-originating shows, eight aqua shows, 18 ice shows and dozens of original musicals. “We have a nightly audience of about 100,000. It is by scale a very, very large operation. Probably under one roof, the biggest in the world,” said Nick Weir, senior vice-president of entertainment. “At any one time, there’s 1,500 to 1,800 cast members employed to make this all come to … [Read more...] about This cruise line rivals Broadway with 134 shows, 50 theatres