Informed Sport joins forces with sports nutrition awards ceremony, ESSNawards

first_imgInformed Sport has been announced as an official sponsor of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards 2020. Now in its second year, the ESSNawards attracts sports nutrition brands, companies and individuals from across Europe to celebrate the sector’s expansion and prosperity.Informed Sport, which forms part of the wider LGC Group, is a certification and testing programme for sports supplements. It assures athletes that every batch of a product carrying the Informed Sport mark has been tested for substances prohibited in sport, and ensures that products have been manufactured to high quality standards.Last year, over 100 attendees, from 15 different countries, got together to celebrate 12 awards winners, beating over 40 other sports nutrition brands who entered into the awards.This year, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 in a new venue: a global epicentre of prestigious sporting events, the Stade de France in Paris.Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said “We are thrilled to welcome Informed Sport on board as a supporter for the ESSNawards.“Informed Sport and LGC reflect the highest of standards that we strive to uphold in the sports nutrition industry here at ESSNA. We are honoured that such a credible and respected organisation within the industry is joining the ESSNawards, the only dedicated awards ceremony for brands and companies in the sports nutrition sector.”Terence O’Rorke, Informed Sport Business Development Manager, EMEA Asia, said “We are very pleased to be sponsoring the ESSNawards, and collaborating with ESSNA and many of the leading brands from across Europe. We look forward to supporting an event that showcases the very best of the European sports nutrition industry.”Delivered by the ESSNA – a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action for the sports nutrition sector – the ESSNawards gives brands, organisations and ambassadors in the sports nutrition industry an opportunity to gain recognition for their contributions to the sector.This year, four new categories have been added, including best protein bar, best energy drink and sports nutrition in lockdown, as well as a new cohort of judges, competitions, and sponsors.ESSNA adds that ‘sponsoring the ESSNawards provides a business with the opportunity to enhance its profile, communicate to its target audience and interact with sports nutrition professionals including nutritionists, journalists, practitioners, and sportspeople.’ Relatedlast_img read more

Choices made now are critical for future of our ocean, cryosphere

first_img CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… The #Commonwealth Secretariat’s Head of Ocean and Natural Resources (#CommonwealthONR) @nmco2 spoke at the @OA_Alliance meeting of #Ocean and Climate leaders: ‘Blue Charter is moving commitments into action by addressing the implementation gap’ #BlueCharter 🌊#UNGA— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) September 25, 2019 Oct 15, 2020 Share this on WhatsApp Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Oct 1, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Sep 11, 2020 (IPCC, MONACO, Sept 25) – The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritising timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action. The ocean and the cryosphere – the frozen parts of the planet – play a critical role for life on Earth. A total of 670 million people in high mountain regions and 680 million people in low-lying coastal zones depend directly on these systems. Four million people live permanently in the Arctic region, and small island developing states are home to 65 million people. You may be interested in… Global warming has already reached 1°C above the pre-industrial level, due to past and current greenhouse gas emissions. There is overwhelming evidence that this is resulting in profound consequences for ecosystems and people. The ocean is warmer, more acidic and less productive. Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing sea level rise, and coastal extreme events are becoming more severe. The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, approved on 24 September 2019 by the 195 IPCC member governments, provides new evidence for the benefits of limiting global warming to the lowest possible level – in line with the goal that governments set themselves in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions limits the scale of ocean and cryosphere changes. Ecosystems and the livelihoods that depend on them can be preserved. Read more at: IPCC Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Earle Of Wisdom

first_imgSteve Earle — the Grammy-winning American folk, rock, and country “hardcore troubadour” — will be the next performer in the “Portraits” series with G.E. Smith, produced by Taylor Barton, at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 26.Next to his writing — whether it’s his songs like “Copperhead Road” or “Guitar Town” or his novel, short stories, or even the play he scribed — next to all of this, and his role as Harley Wyatt on HBO’s “Treme,” Earle is known for his story telling.And tell them he does. When, as the interview opener (and we only had 15 minutes because he is in high demand), he was asked about the “elephant sanctuary” — at the suggestion of a little bird — his response was hearty laughter.“I never actually saw it up close,” he said. “But it just so happens that there is an elephant sanctuary in the same town I got sober in. There’s a little treatment center called Buffalo Valley in Lewis County, TN. And it’s called Lewis County because Merriweather Lewis committed suicide there. He was on his way back to Philadelphia and holed up there instead, shot himself, and did a pretty bad job of it. It took him four months to die.”Ice. Broken.“The joke was always if people bailed out on Buffalo Valley and walked in the wrong direction, they would come up against an elephant,” he said, laughing again.His friendship with legendary guitarist G.E. Smith goes way back. “I knew who he was because of ‘Saturday Night Live,’” where Smith was the musical director for a decade, “but he was playing guitar in Bob Dylan’s band when Bob went back out on the road in the late ’80s. And we were the opening act. When I was offered the tour, I thought Bob Dylan would never go out on the road again at that point. As it turns out, he hasn’t come off the road since.”Earle said he and Smith had a lot of things in common, “some bad, some good,” and they were both avid guitar collectors. “After that, I ran into him at George Gruhn’s guitar shop in Nashville a few times. I own a mandola to this day that belonged to G.E. that I bought there, and he probably had traded it for something else.”As far as his collecting, “I’ve gotten way more selective,” Earle said. “I’m actually a pretty serious collector. Not a lot of players are. G.E. is, but I think he’s a little more bulimic than I am. I don’t sell mine very often. At one point, before I built my guitar room, I looked at them all stacked in the corner and I thought, ‘Uh-oh, this is hoarding.’ But it’s something I understand, it’s something I love, it’s something valuable, and it’s somewhere to put money besides Wall Street,” he said the last two words with a twinge of disgust.“I don’t do Wall Street,” he added. “If I want to gamble, I’ll go to Vegas.”Besides the stuff he’s written (and his songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, and Shawn Colvin, to name just a few), Earle has also been the subject of two biographies and a documentary film, and he hosted the “Hardcore Troubadour” show on the Outlaw Country channel.He is also a vocal opponent of the death penalty. His song “Ellis Unit One” was used in the movie “Dead Man Walking” and in 2010, Earle received the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s Shining Star of Abolition award. His youngest son is autistic, so Earle is also a champion for more autism-friendly schools and research.Where was his activism born? “We moved to Texas when I was still a kid, and Texas was executing people at an alarming rate. My mother was really disturbed by it. I grew up in a house that was against capital punishment.”There was one case, “basically a poor kid who killed a rich kid in a brawl in a parking lot, and got the death sentence. The rich kid’s family hired a special prosecutor, which was legal then. My father thought that was not fair, and he wrote a letter to the governor of Texas, John Connally, the guy who got shot, who was sitting behind JFK. And that was when I was about six or seven, and it made an impression on me.” There is so much more to tell. Steve Earle will tell you himself, along with playing his music, on Saturday at 8 PM in Westhampton Beach. Visit for [email protected] Sharelast_img read more