“We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans fingertips,”—Dennis Bickmeier (RIR President) Fans Can Purchase April 25, 26, & 27 NASCAR Tickets Now on their Smartphones Richmond, VA (April 19, 2013)—Richmond International Raceway, in conjunction with Moovweb, has launched a new, mobile-friendly fan experience that now makes it even easier for race fans to purchase tickets to events directly from their smartphones. The new mobile ticketing site launched on April 10, and gives fans the ability to easily purchase event tickets, pit passes, access to fan zones and much more. To experience the new mobile sites, fans can go to www.rir.com on a mobile device and select the “Tickets” link next to an event. “We are extremely excited about this new enhancement that brings mobile ticketing directly to our fans’ fingertips,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “With the way technology is ever-changing, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to improve the experience and convenience for our fans via mobile devices.”Moovweb was selected to power the mobile experiences at all International Speedway Corporation venues because it is a platform that allows ISC to inherit the complete functionality of its existing desktop site, including the online sales flow, in the mobile experience.“Enhancing the fan experience for our customers while they are at the track is a high priority,” said Tina Martin, ISC’s Chief Information Officer. “With our new mobile-friendly sites, fans can now save time and effort by using the power of their smartphones to purchase tickets from virtually anywhere to gain access to a wide range of world-class events and event day activities.”Tickets are on sale now for the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Advance tickets, including seats in Turns 1 and 4, start at $45, and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Tickets for the ToyotaCare 250 start at $30 in advance and can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 866-455-7223. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday. The weekend begins Thursday, April 25, when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to RIR for the BLUE OX 100 and Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown presented by FedEx, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Advance tickets are $25, with children 12 and younger admitted free.
RUTH WILSONSuburban Shootout, 2006There’s no doubt that Tony-nominated Constellations and The Affair star Ruth Wilson is a class act, but you’d never know it in her turn as sexed-up aspiring actress Jewel Diamond in the British TV series Suburban Shootout. Ruth, is that really you?! If you’re watching this at work, you might want to wear headphones. Or turn the volume way down. View Comments ELISABETH MOSSEscape to Witch Mountain, 1995Before Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss became a household name, made her Broadway debut and nabbed a Tony nod for The Heidi Chronicles, she appeared in a bunch of movies, including Girl, Interrupted and the 1995 Disney update of Escape to Witch Mountain at age 13. She’s cute as a button in this adorable clip where she reunites with her supernatural sibling. MICHAEL CERVERISFame, 1987The TV reboot of Fame may not have lived forever, but this 1987 clip of Michael Cerveris as British rocker Ian Ware does. The Tony-nominated Fun Home star is rocking eyeliner, crazy hair and some serious Sex Pistols vibes in the episode “Ian’s Girl.” Oh, and if you need any more incentive to watch, he rips his shirt off at 7:20. You’re welcome. BRIAN D’ARCY JAMESThe Late Show with David Letterman, 1998What do you get when you combine the NYPD with the glitz and glamour of Broadway? Cops: The Musical! In this post-Titanic, pre-Sweet Smell of Success clip of Something Rotten! Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as a singing, dancing police officer, James aims “to make fighting crime for fun for everybody.” Mission accomplished! HELEN MIRRENHerostratus, 1967And now, the reigning queen of crazy videos. Behold, stage and screen legend Helen Mirren in her very first film role! Before The Audience headliner won an Oscar and garnered a Tony nomination for playing Queen Elizabeth II, she played the role of a temptress selling rubber gloves in the bizarre experimental movie Herostratus. We’ll take a whole case, Your Majesty! Being a 2015 Tony nominee is a huge honor, whether you’re a Broadway mainstay like Fun Home’s Michael Cerveris, a big screen legend like The Audience headliner Helen Mirren or a small screen favorite like Elisabeth Moss of The Heidi Chronicles. But there are also some, uh, interesting early roles on these actors’ resumes. We know you’ve already seen Christian Borle’s eBay commercial and Kristin “Kristi” Chenoweth’s pageant video, so we had to dig even deeper to find these gems. Check out some wacky videos we found of Michael Cerveris as an aspiring rocker (with tons of hair!), Brian d’Arcy James as a singing cop, Helen Mirren as a sexy rubber gloves peddler and more.
Bali Governor Wayan Koster has issued a gubernatorial decree regulating the province’s traditional liquors in a bid to preserve and promote the drinks in the region.Wayan said that the decree on traditional Balinese fermented and distilled drinks, ratified on Jan 29, would promote local liquors such as arak, tuak – both distilled from coconut palm flowers – and brem, a traditional rice wine, as part of the region’s many unique cultural traits.“I also hope that with this regulation, traditional Balinese fermented drinks can be part of our new economic power based on local people and local wisdom,” he said on Wednesday, as quoted by Antara news agency. Koster said the new regulation would require Balinese traditional liquor producers to hold licenses and pass food safety tests from the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) to ensure that they met quality and hygiene standards.“This way, our traditional drinks can be served in hotels, sold at airports and served during dinner receptions at the governor’s official residence,” he said.He also encouraged the provincial research and innovation agency to safeguard farmers’ intellectual rights over the products. He added that he had also suggested to the Customs and Excise Office that the drinks receive tax incentives and even be excluded from export fees to support the industry’s development.Koster added that the new regulation could act as a “way out” from the government’s negative investment list that bars foreign investment in alcoholic drink manufacturing as it would regulate the promotion, branding and funding for the liquors’ production. Besides promoting and preserving the local drinks, the regulation also details the administrative sanctions for producers and sellers who violate its provisions.“We prohibit selling to underage children,” Koster said, adding that the administration also banned liquor sales among street vendors, on camping sites, around worship sites, schools, government offices and hospitals. (ris)Topics :