“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.
Schools, places of worship, shopping malls, cinemas and gyms must remain closed, the ministry said, and bans on large gatherings for religious and sporting events will be extended.City metro train services and domestic and international air travel will remain suspended, it said. A night curfew restricting public movement, except for essential services, will be kept in place between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. Restaurants however will now be allowed to operate their kitchens for takeaway services. Sports complexes and stadiums are permitted to host events — but without spectators.Inter-state and intra-state buses and passenger vehicles were authorized to operate, but with the discretion of states and territories. ‘Growth prospects remain weak’ The dire economic situation has sparked a migrant worker crisis, as many businesses shut down when the lockdown was imposed.Jobless and hungry, many migrants fled the cities, some walking hundreds of kilometers. Dozens have lost their lives to accidents or exhaustion.Some of those stranded in urban areas have also clashed with police in a recent spate of protests as they clamored to be allowed to return home to their villages.On Sunday, five policeman and a journalist were injured in Rajkot city of western Gujarat state after up to 3,000 migrant workers clashed with officers when a special train to bring them home was cancelled. Twenty-nine people were arrested.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this week announced several stimulus measures, although analysts said they focused on easing the supply side of the economy.”Near to medium-term growth prospects remain weak in the absence of demand boosts,” Kotak Mahindra Bank senior economist Upasna Bhardwaj said in a note. Cases on the rise The third extension to the lockdown came as India recorded its biggest single-day jump in cases with 4,987 new infections in the last 24 hours.It took the total number of cases to 90,927 with 2,872 deaths.Health experts say infections may only peak in June or July, and have called for more testing to determine the spread of the disease.Earlier Sunday, India’s worst-affected coronavirus state Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai, extended its lockdown to end-May ahead of the national announcement.Maharashtra, with a population of 112 million, has reported 30,706 cases including 1,135 deaths.Mumbai — India’s worst-hit city — has 18,555 infections, and the pandemic has pushed its hospitals to breaking point.A city authority spokesman said Mumbai was considering turning Wankhede Stadium — the site of India’s cricket World Cup final triumph in 2011 — into a virus treatment facility.The conversion could happen if other facilities get overwhelmed with the onset of the monsoon, which usually starts around mid-June — and monsoon-related illnesses, although “nothing has been decided yet”, the spokesman said.There were some nationwide relaxations for industry and agriculture last month, while offices last week were allowed to operate with one-third capacity.Limited service resumed Tuesday on the country’s massive rail network. The National Disaster Management Authority said the restrictions would be updated “as necessary, keeping in view the need to open up economic activities” in Asia’s third-biggest economy while containing the virus.”India will not see the worst of COVID-19, like in other countries,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted, adding that state governments had the flexibility to implement locally tailored measures. India extended its coronavirus lockdown until the end of May on Sunday as it reported its biggest single-day jump in cases, but said some sectors would be permitted to open up to ease the economic pain.The lockdown affecting 1.3 billion people — the world’s largest — has been in force since late March and has been devastating for India’s poor, with millions of migrant workers losing their jobs.”Lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 will continue” until at least May 31,” the home affairs ministry said in a statement. Topics :