Secondary market – Kent Tribune Thu, 11 Aug 2022 08:02:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Secondary market – Kent Tribune 32 32 Cubs, Reds meet for 2022 ‘Field of Dreams’ game Thu, 11 Aug 2022 08:02:28 +0000
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For the second summer in a row, Major League Baseball will look to turn an otherwise routine August night into a cinematic tribute to baseball nostalgia by sending the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds to Dyersville, Iowa on Thursday night. There, in a corn-cut field next to the site of the “Field of Dreams” movie, MLB will host an event unprecedented in other major American sports – the intent of which has almost nothing to do with what’s going on. happens when the losing teams meet on the field.

It all takes a colossal effort, and not just because Dyersville isn’t exactly the kind of place built to host a major sporting event. Last year, players flew to small airports in Iowa and drove down country roads on game morning. Fans parked in dirt lots and saw their step counts increase as they made their way through cornfields to the park and then drove up winding roads to distant hotels.

But after the wildly exciting 2021 brawl between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, MLB decided to do it all again, this time with the locally beloved Cubs and the game’s oldest franchise, the Reds. If MLB wanted to expand its reach in Iowa, there are easier ways — like, for example, lifting the broadcast blackouts that prevent state residents from watching any of the six “hometown” teams due to Contradictory TV Agreements. But MLB chose to make the journey — and the effort — at least once more.

From the records: MLB recreated “Field of Dreams” for one night. But that can’t escape the harsh realities of sport.

“There’s no doubt that it’s a lot of effort. Just getting there is an effort. Finding places to house people and transportation and all that kind of stuff,” said Chris Marinak, MLB director of operations and strategy. “But maybe the easiest way to answer is that we had the highest rating of any regular season baseball game. [in years]. You’re ready to put in the effort when you see results like this, when it cuts through the noise. We have seen how successful it has been.

Something about the 2021 game seemed to stick. According to Fox Sports, it was the most-watched regular season game on any network since 2005 and the most-streamed regular season game in Fox Sports history. What MLB will find out on Thursday is whether it was the novelty of the game that made it so appealing or whether something about the model may continue to grab fans’ attention.

Owners of the ‘Field of Dreams’ venue, including Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, have told MLB they won’t be able to host a game next year due to construction plans, according to a report. person familiar with the situation, who said MLB would consider returning to Dyersville in subsequent years.

But whatever happens Thursday, MLB is already considering other similar event-style games in the future, Marinak said.

For example, MLB announced that the Cubs and their biggest rival, the St. Louis Cardinals, will play a two-game series in London next June, the second series after the Yankees and Boston Red Sox played there. played in 2019. The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks were scheduled to play games in Mexico City during the 2020 season before it was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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And when MLB negotiated its new collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union this year, the pact included a commitment to hold games or tours in Asia, the Dominican Republic, London, Mexico, Paris and Puerto Rico in over the next four seasons. These games, Marinak said, will be less about the event and more about the location, less about a particular moment and more about a broader effort to reach new fans in new areas. In London, for example, MLB hosted a new competition called Home Run Derby X that pitted former major leaguers against each other this summer.

“We’re looking for fans in international markets, and the game really helps cement a marketing initiative around that audience. London next year – it’s not done in isolation. It’s not a game where it all stands only [like the ‘Field of Dreams’ game]”, he said, noting that, like the Little League Classic, which MLB will host in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, this month, international games can be relevant again and again, as MLB’s marketing to of geographic or demographic groups continues year after year.

Marinak said MLB is having conversations about other ways to tie event-style games in non-traditional venues to other areas where it’s trying to expand its reach. For example, a report in Ballpark Digest recently suggested that Bosse Field, the historic setting of the movie “A League of Their Own,” is on MLB’s radar as a potential location in the next few years. On last year’s “Field of Dreams” show, MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds featured Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ – one of the last remaining stadiums to host Negro games. League – as another attractive possibility.

MLB hasn’t confirmed those venues as potential venues, and Marinak said as of Wednesday she doesn’t have firm plans for future games. But he acknowledged that places like these — places with strong baseball traditions — are the kind of places MLB would consider for events in the mould, if not exactly like, of what will happen in Dyersville on Thursday. evening.

“I have no doubt that in the next few years we’ll have some of these types of games. We don’t have any specific plans for what that might be at the moment, but we have active internal conversations about all sorts of of ideas,” said Marinak.

“Reaching out to the African American fan base, Negro League history is definitely an area where we are looking to improve our engagement. I can see a game that falls into this area. Something around women in baseball might make sense,” he added. “Or things around certain geographies, certain areas of the country that have a rich baseball history and are trying to bring a game there to bring those to life.”

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What might become clearer after Thursday’s game is exactly baseball fans’ appetite for watching similar events when they’re no longer unique. While games in odd places are often likely to draw capacity crowds – tickets to last year’s “Field of Dreams” game sold for thousands of dollars on the secondary market – they’re not sure. to get the same kind of interest on national television when the scene isn’t so new and when the participants are less famous than the vaunted Yankees and star-studded White Sox.

But Marinak said he’s not worried about saturating the market with events like these, largely because they take a lot of effort and preparation to stage — even at a location where MLB has already organized an event.

“There are only so many shoot-the-moon ideas out there. But when you hit one, you want to hit it, and the ‘Field of Dreams’ certainly falls into that category,” a- he said. “I’m sure other ideas could surface in the years to come that fit that, and it’s something to be aware of when you see it.”

]]> Rates of Treasury bills, bonds to climb Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:03:49 +0000

Government Securities (GS) RATEs on offer this week are expected to rise as the Central Bank of the Philippines is seen as aggressive at its upcoming policy meeting as inflation remains elevated.

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer 15 billion pesos in treasury bills (treasury bills) on Monday, consisting of 5 billion pesos each in 91-, 182- and 364-day debt securities.

On Tuesday, the BTr will auction 35 billion pesos in 10-year treasury bills (T-bonds) reissued with a remaining life of six years and Iffive months.

Traders expect yields to rise at treasury bill and treasury bond auctions this week.

The first trader sees treasury bill rates moving sideways or more than 10 basis points (bps) and 10-year rollovers reaching yields ranging from 6.25% to 5.75%.

The IfThe top trader said faster inflation in July could give the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) a reason to raise rates by 50 basis points instead of just 25 basis points.

The second trader sees treasury bill rates rise 10-15 basis points from those seen in the previous auction and treasury bill yields range between 5.75% and 5.90%.

“With the release of inflation data, which printed faster than expected, BSP is likely to continue to be aggressive in its tightening methods, putting pressure on the short end of the GS curve,” said the second trader.

The third trader expects the reissued 10-year papers to be valued between 5.60% and 5.875%, in line with secondary market levels.

“As with the auctions in previous weeks, we should see continued demand and we expect bidding to be more than 2x the supply. Even with a CPI (consumer price index) at 6.4%, I think the market is comfortable with current levels as the BSP has signaled that they are ready to take whatever action is necessary on the CPI. This, along with their statement of a safe 25 or 50 basis point rise [next week]will keep the levels at bay,” the third trader said.

Meanwhile, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.’s chief economist, Michael L. Ricafort, said government securities yields on offer this week could ease to track modest weekly declines in short-term rates and the larger declines of 20 to 30 basis points in the long-term ones in the secondary market.

Headline inflation accelerated to 6.4% year-on-year in July, its fastest pace since October 2018, mainly due to soaring food prices and rising transport costs.

The reading was faster than the 6.1% in June and 3.7% a year ago. It also settled into the upper end of the BSP forecast range of 5.6-6.4% for the month.

For the IfInflation in the first seven months averaged 4.7%, below the 4% seen in the same period a year ago and the central bank’s inflation forecast of 5%, but above its target of 2 to 4% for the year.

BSP Governor Felipe M. Medalla said last week that the central bank still had room to raise borrowing costs without sacrificingIfaccelerate the recovery of the economy while real interest rates remain negative.

He said their expected 25 or 50 basis point hike at their Aug. 18 meeting was still supportive of growth. Mr Medalla added that it is too early to tell whether the August increase will be the last for now amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad.

Last month, the Monetary Board raised benchmark interest rates by 75 basis points in an off-cycle move as it sought to contain inflationary pressures exacerbated by the weaker peso against the dollar in the context of the aggressive attitude of the Fed. It has raised rates by 125 basis points so far since May.

In the secondary market on Friday, the 91-day, 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills were quoted at 2.123%, 2.871% and 3.3693%, respectively, based on the PHP Bloomberg valuation benchmark rates published on the Philippine Dealing System. website.

Meanwhile, the 10-year bond reached a yield of 6.1379%. The seven-year term, the closest to the remaining life of the items that will be offered on Tuesday, was quoted at 5.8179%.

Last week, the Treasury raised 15 billion pesos as expected through its treasury bond auction, with bids reaching 43.31 billion pesos.

Broken down, the BTr allotted a total of 5 billion pesos in 91-day securities, with the duration attracting 24.07 billion pesos in bids. The tenor’s average rate fell 18.3 bps to 2.09%. Accepted rates ranged from 2.08% to 2.1%.

The government also borrowed 5 billion pesos as planned through the 182-day securities, with tenders reaching 12.94 billion pesos. The average maturity rate increased by 4.6 basis points to 3.188%. The accepted rates ranged from 3.125% to 3.225%.

Finally, the Treasury raised 5 billion pesos from 364-day debt securities as planned, with demand for the term reaching 6.29 billion pesos. The average maturity rate rose 12.4 basis points to 3.48% as the government accepted offers ranging from 3.35% to 3.7%.

Meanwhile, the 10-year reissue papers that will be offered on Tuesday were last auctioned on February 18, 2020, where the BTr awarded the entire reissue papers worth 30 billion pesos to a average rate of 4.409%.

The BTr wants to raise 215 billion pesos domestically this month, or 75 billion pesos through treasury bills and 140 billion pesos through treasury bonds.

The government is borrowing from local and external sources to help finance a budget deficit capped at 7.6% of gross domestic product this year. — Diego Gabriel C.Robles

Nike Moment 37 EVO Street Fighter Air Force 1 DB3541-100 Sneakers Fri, 05 Aug 2022 20:32:06 +0000

A seemingly unimportant sneaker relegated to retail outlets has gained relevance this week, with the full story of its video game-inspired design surfacing two years after its production. The shoe, a white pair of Nike Air Force 1s dressed in blue accents, nods to Evo Moment #37, the extraordinary conclusion of a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2004 game that remains the most iconic moment in competitive fighting game history.

But what was supposed to be a sneaker celebrating the fighting game scene arrived without any overt connection to it, and was doomed to obscurity until now. Professional fighting game player Justin Wong, who was on the losing side of Moment Battle #37, discovered the Air Force 1 inspired by his most famous match just a few days ago.

“At first when someone tagged me I thought it was a troll or a fake,” Wong says, recalling that he only saw the shoe after a follower told him. showed a photo on Twitter.

Moment #37 happened in Pomona, California during the 2004 installment of the Evo fighting game event. The sequence goes like this: Wong, playing the role of Chun-Li, patiently lands punches on an opposing Ken, played by Daigo Umehara, until his life bar is reduced to a thin ribbon of pixels. With a good chunk of his own life remaining, Wong moves to finish the fight, performing a 14-hit super move. If only one hit lands, Wong wins. Even if his opponent tries to block, Wong still wins, as the game will let through a tiny amount of “chip damage” when a super move is blocked.

“Let’s go, Justin,” a crowd member shouts as Wong’s move begins.

Umehara, at the mercy of an oncoming barrage and an infinitesimal margin of error, leans into Wong’s move with a parry – better than a block – pressing his joystick for a maneuver that will undo the damage of the blow completely. He needs to land the parry just as Wong hits him, less than a tenth of a second after the hit connects. Then he must perfectly parry 13 more punches, grabbing each in tiny successive time windows.

As he strings them together, the spectators cheer him crescendo. Umehara as Ken directs the impossible, parrying each of Wong’s Chun Li 14 hits. After that, Umehara leaps up to parry a final kick. He caps off the defense by responding with his own super move at the end, his Ken downing Chun-Li in a hail of kicks as the audience erupts.

Although Wong lost that match, the Air Force 1 tied to Evo Moment #37 is not a traumatic shoe for him. He bought two pairs this week when he discovered the shoe, one on eBay and one on StockX.

“Even though it’s a loss for me, it got so many people into fighting games and that’s the point,” he says. “Our community is small, so if I have to take the L for community growth, it’s a W for me.”

Although it is not an official collaboration with Capcom (the video game publisher that makes street fighter) or Evo (the annual event where Umehara performed his full parade), the Moment #37-based Nike Air Force 1 is packed with details that nod to the game. The cool blue used on the dubrae and line of the midsole are meant to resemble the super meter in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. The spiky ring around the top lace hole resembles the game’s parade graphics. The doubling of the Swoosh to the side represents how the characters are layered during super moves, and the lined Nike Air branding mimics the drop shadow treatment on the “KO” at the end of a round. The Air Force 1’s white canvas upper is inspired by Ken’s gi. Most self-explanatory, however, are the hidden characters inside the tongue tag that break down the full button entry for the Daigo Parry and its subsequent finisher.

The Air Force 1 inspired by the EVO Moment 37 features subtle “Street Fighter” styling cues. Image via Nike

After one of Wong’s followers alerted him At the shoe’s existence on Monday, the story of its development took shape on Twitter. Mark Julio, who works for Evo, explained that he connected with Nike years ago to help design a sneaker based on Moment #37. Julio posted a test version of the Air Force 1, saying they met with Nike in January 2020 to finalize the design. A former Nike employee named Hayden Walling added more detailsclaiming that he met Julio at the E3 video game convention in 2019 and convinced his colleagues at Nike to create a shoe celebrating the fighting game community.

The shoe arrived but the celebration never happened. Even sneaker bloggers, eager to log every update on the status of a sneaker release, paid no attention to the Moment #37-inspired Air Force 1 beyond the initial leaked photos. . A release date has never been confirmed. No one knew what the shoe meant. There is no evidence of stores other than Nike stores selling them. Julio didn’t know they had been produced until photos circulated on Twitter this week.

“It was meant to honor an iconic moment in the history of competitive fighting games. None of the stories that were talked about came to fruition,” he wrote on Twitter. “What a bittersweet feeling.”

Julio, who had helped design the shoe, quickly bought pairs on the resale market upon realizing the shoe had been made available at retail in a low-key fashion. As other fighting game fans learned of the history of the Air Force 1 Special Edition, interest in the shoe immediately exploded in the aftermarket.

Since Feb. 28, 2021, StockX has seen about 200 total pairs sold, more than half of which moved within two days of Julio and Wong posting about the shoes on Twitter. Their tweets boosted the resale value of Moment #37 sneakers by 34% this week. On August 1, the day the story behind the sneakers emerged, product page views on StockX were up 1,000% from the previous day.

Nike Moment 37 Street Fighter Air Force 1 Top
Image via Nike

The Air Force 1s are still floating around at Nike outlets in the United States as well, where they’re being sold for their original retail price of $140. Most pairs listed on eBay don’t have lids on their boxes, which means they were likely purchased from outlet stores, where shoes are often sold in incomplete packaging. Some of them have Nike Japan labels – the Moment #37 shoe was originally intended to be released only in Japan and the United States.

Why did Nike decide to make the shoe just to refrain from marketing it and release it in the most reluctant way possible? The brand did not respond to a request for comment on the Evo Moment #37-inspired Air Force 1. A Nike employee who worked on the design declined to comment.

The label inside the street fighter-inspired Air Force 1 shows the shoes were produced between April and June 2020. The sample Julio posted on Twitter this week comes with a tag designating it as a Fall 2020 release.

Sources close to the project say Nike decided not to give the Evo Moment #37 Air Force 1 a full release because the shoe didn’t fit with the brand’s priorities towards the end of 2020. The company was going through a major reorganization fall, resulting in significant job losses. It was also operating at a time of maximum sensitivity. A pair of SB Dunks supposed to drop in 2020 that featured a coughing strawberry character have been pushed back a year; cough at that time carrying deadly connotations because of COVID-19. A Puerto Rican-style version of the Air Force 1 has been canceled altogether after customers reported that one of the flags on the shoe had been reversed.

Strawberry Cough x Nike SB Dunk High SW7093-600 Release Date Heel Detail
Nike’s ‘Strawberry Cough’ SB Dunk has been delayed for over a year. Image via Nike

For Nike, releasing a shoe to celebrate a street fighter the victory may have been deemed insignificant in the context of the coronavirus and the ongoing protests in the United States against systemic racism and police brutality. A source related to the shoe has heard that the brand has decided that its source material, a fighting game tournament, is not appropriate to highlight at this time.

The fate this shoe suffered is not uncommon for major sportswear company projects. A lot can change in the typical 18 month course a shoe takes from ideation to release. Teams change, budgets change, people leave, and strategies are different. For this reason, a product may arrive without any of the contexts that originally informed it.

The Nike Air Force 1 that references Evo Moment #37 found some of that context this week as the public finally got a taste of the shoe. The real story behind the Nikes happened by chance just before the latest Evo event, which is taking place in Las Vegas this weekend. Julio takes advantage of the timing: he plans to give Umehara a pair and have both players sign the shoes.

For Wong, much like his loss in the classic fight to Umehara, the loss of the sneaker exit was not a total loss.

“I was super bummed. It would have been so cool to have that story out there to grow the community,” he says of how the shoe came about. “But overall, I’m also thrilled to own a pair that tells my story.”

]]> The adult diaper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 6.70% (from 2022 to Thu, 04 Aug 2022 10:04:47 +0000

Pune, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global adult diaper market is should clock ~$29.03 billion by 2030 as Increased Number of Incontinence Patients Observed, Says Growth Plus Reports

The global adult diaper market has been analyzed from four angles: product type, end user, distribution channel, and region.

Market factors

The major drivers of the global adult diaper market are an increase in the number of adults with severe incontinence, increased hygiene awareness, and an increase in the number of mobility-impaired patients advised to use adult diapers. Additionally, rapid advances in technology resulting in smart layers with overflow sensors, etc. constitute a good opportunity for market growth.

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Excerpts from ‘By type of product’

Based on product type, the global adult diaper market is categorized into:

  • Buffer type
  • type of traction
  • Adhesive layers

Sweater-type or pant-type diapers have the most interest in the market. Due to factors such as pant type diapers provide better comfort than other types of diapers as they feel like everyday underwear and have a soft and stretchy waistband. Additionally, pants-type diapers are available in disposable and reusable formats. Other segments such as cushion-type diapers are also expected to see increasing demand over the forecast period as they decrease bulk compared to pants-type diapers and reduce odor and microbial contamination. While adhesive diapers or adhesive diapers are also expected to gain popularity due to the availability of different diapers depending on day and night. Daytime diapers are made thinner due to lighter incontinence, while bedtime diapers are made with heavy incontinence.

Excerpts from “By End User”

The global adult diaper market is bifurcated into two segments based on end users:

The market was dominated by women. Due to factors such as the increasing rate of complications before and after childbirth. Due to the limitation of technical and skill-based health care facilities in low-income countries, the incidence of various complications including fistula due to tissue necrosis during childbirth is higher. Women have bladder problems due to weakened pelvic muscles; Additionally, the Urology Care Foundation (of the American Urological Association) reports that 80% of adults in the United States have problems with bladder control. Also, most women suffer from incontinence after menopause due to thinning of the genital tissues. When women have heavy incontinence, they are sometimes given diapers with extra padding, known as doublers and padding.

Excerpts from ‘Segmentation by region’

The global adult diaper market has been segmented into four regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the world

Europe holds the largest share of the global adult diaper market. Factors affecting this growth are the fastest growing geriatric population. Additionally, as Europe’s population ages, with almost a fifth of the total population over the age of 65, adult diapers are booming in the European market. Germany, France, UK, Spain and Italy have the largest diaper markets in Europe. Asia-Pacific is the second largest player in the global adult diaper market, after Europe. Market growth factors in Asia-Pacific include increasing prevalence of diseases that cause movement disorders, rapid aging of the population, increasing incidence of urinary incontinence, etc. Japan is one of the fastest growing markets for adult diapers in Asia. Japan is one of the fastest growing markets for adult diapers in Asia. Due to factors such as a large geriatric population is affected by incontinence and the rapid development of the healthcare industry.

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Some of the major players operating in the global adult diaper market are:

  • Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Essity AB
  • Ontex Group SA
  • Paul Hartmann AG
  • TZMO SA Group
  • DSG International Ltd
  • Kimberly Clark Company
  • Single Wellness Pvt. ltd
  • Main Business Enterprises Inc.
  • Premium Enterprises Inc.
  • Daio Paper Corporation
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co.Ltd
  • Unicharm Corporation
  • Medline Industries Inc


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		LIV Golf’s Bedminster Tournament Has Loud Music, Few People, and Lots of Talk
		Sun, 31 Jul 2022 02:20:43 +0000



BEDMINSTER, NJ — Players who ran away at the LIV Golf Invitational Series have always said their decision to join the deep-pocketed, Saudi-backed company wasn’t about the money.

“There are many facets to making this decision,” Jason Kokrak said.

“There’s a lot more to my decision to sit here than just financial opportunity and less golf,” Paul Casey said.

“No, money was not a factor,” Charles Howell III told a room of skeptical reporters this week.

So what is it? Which makes this fledgling series, steeped in controversy and determined to overthrow tradition, “the future of golf,” as Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and others who signed it keep calling it.

This weekend’s LIV Golf event at Trump National Golf Club involved big money — a total purse of $25 million — and went to great lengths to present itself as golf with attitude. Or at least a personality. There were paratroopers before the first tee shot and t-shirt guns during breaks in the action. Music – stadium rock, Top 40, dancing – blared from the speakers throughout the course, even as players lined up tricky putts.

With a different competition format, LIV is trying to be more than a fresh coat of paint on a sport that has resisted big changes. But so far, with relatively thin crowds, modest online viewership, and much of the attention on peripheral controversies, it’s still unclear if there’s an audience for the LIV version. of the sport – or if it even matters to wealthy circuit benefactors.

Trump takes center stage as third LIV Golf tournament approaches

“We strongly believe that we can attract younger audiences,” said Atul Khosla, President and COO of LIV, in an interview. “…If you look at golf over the years, it has aged. I think the average audience is 65+. And I think from our perspective, when we look at launching a new product, we’ve always looked at it from the perspective of, “What are we trying to solve?” And what we’re trying to solve is that young people play golf, watch golf, become golf fans. And we think we can do that by changing the way the product is packaged.

For the uninitiated, LIV presents golf as both an individual sport and a team sport. There are 12 teams, with names such as Crushers, Majesticks and Aces. The winning four-man team this week will split $3 million; the individual winner of the event will take home $4 million. But the tournament is different from other organizations in that it features a shotgun start – each player starts their turn at the same time from a different hole on the course – there is no cut and the entire event lasts three days, not four.

Traditionalists might scoff at the format as fancy, but LIV advocates will counter that the format doesn’t try to meet the needs of traditionalists.

Mickelson is perhaps the biggest believer – and he has a million reasons to be, thanks to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. He noted that LIV Golf intends to target a global audience with events held around the world. Players cannot jump from far stops; they are contractually obligated to show up.

“We get a ton of money, and we drop our schedule, and we commit to where they run the events,” Mickelson said.

Who are the LIV golfers? They range from famous to anonymous.

The game inside the strings would sound familiar to any golf fan, but format and delivery are the biggest differences.

“First, it’s not a 12-hour day, having to watch golf all day. You have a 4 1/2 hour window,” Mickelson said. “Secondly, when I think a streaming partner comes along, I think it’s going to revolutionize the way golf is seen because you won’t have ads and you’ll have shot after shot after shot and that will capture the attention of this younger generation for the duration.”

The Bedminster event aimed for a festival atmosphere, with a stage set up for a Chainsmokers concert at the end of Sunday’s finale.

“We look at this course as our stadium, and the things that you might experience in a stadium or an arena, how can we best bring those things to a golf course?” said Khosla, a former executive for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and before that the Chicago Fire of MLS.

With dripping taps and easy-to-find drinks throughout the course, the vibe was light from tee to green. Fans are close to the action – “Nice shot, Phil,” said a fan near the 14th green, “you just cost me $20” – but crowds in Bedminster were rarely two deep, even around the players the most popular.

Sometimes the LIV product can just sound like golf with a soundtrack. Despite the big names that LIV officials have drawn from the PGA and European tours – the 48-player field this weekend included 11 top champions – the field was still an uneven mix of who’s who and who’s-that of the world of football. golf.

Measuring its popularity is tricky, in part because the startup doesn’t seem to care about traditional metrics in these early stages. Unlike other professional golf events, there are no corporate logos or on-course signage. While LIV Golf’s social media accounts are active, there is no TV rights deal or streaming ads.

LIV Golf’s Future On US TV Is Uncertain, But It Definitely Has One

Fewer than 1,000 people were simultaneously watching the Facebook Live stream for much of the first two rounds this weekend, while LIV Golf’s YouTube channel was at or above 60,000 viewers for much of Saturday’s second round. On the course, there were a lot less people. Event officials have not announced attendance, although most estimates suggest only a few thousand spectators. Tickets were selling for $75 a day, but could be purchased on the secondary market for $1 each (plus a $5.05 fee through StubHub).

Meanwhile, with its controversial Saudi backing, alliance with former President Donald Trump – whose courses will host two LIV events – and the peril it poses to the professional golf establishment, the competition proper has drawn little attention through three events. (Henrik Stenson, who lost his Ryder Cup captaincy after joining LIV, leads this weekend’s event through two rounds; the first two events were won by South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace. )

The days leading up to the Bedminster event were overshadowed by Trump and the families of 9/11 victims protesting the LIV Golf events because of Saudi benefactors. Friday afternoon, a few hundred spectators surrounded the 10th tee to see Mickelson start his round. As the golfer approached his ball, someone shouted, “Do it for the Saudi Royal Family!” and Mickelson quietly backed away. He regrouped and hit his shot into a bunker as a member of staff approached the fan and issued a warning.

But most of the fans strolling through Trump’s Bedminster Club were supporting the assembled golfers, raising cameras in the air to record tee shots, shouting encouragement for the big drives, studying the giant leaderboards along the course and trying to make sense of the format.

The team element might take time for golf fans to digest, but players cited it repeatedly as part of the call. “I love being able to look at this leaderboard and not only see my name, but also look up my guys,” said golfer Patrick Reed.

LIV officials believe the format is the draw, but it’s also what could keep LIV players from performing on the biggest stages in the sport. Players expressed few concerns about dropping their old tours, but many said they still hoped to be eligible for Majors and the Ryder Cup.

While a handful of players have byes in some major tournaments, others may miss out as the official World Golf Rankings have yet to decide whether they will recognize LIV golf events.

“I feel like it would be a bit crazy not to score points if we play in these big events,” Abraham Ancer said.

LIV Golf officials announced plans for the future but made no indication that they would change their competition format. The breakaway outfit has announced plans for a full 2023 season that will feature 12 teams competing in 14 events. A press release last week made no mention of the 54-hole format or shotgun tee times, but Khosla said LIV Golf is committed to its format for the time being and officials hope the ‘OWGR will recognize its events.

While many in the game worry about the upheavals fracturing the sport, players who have made the leap to LIV have said they hope the game can support both pre-existing tours and this start-up. , with its bouncy soundtrack.

“The golf landscape is looking good,” said golfer Ian Poulter.

]]> Ethereum Merge Narrative “No Price”: Vitalik Buterin Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:40:38 +0000

Key points to remember

  • Vitalik Buterin said that Ethereum’s upcoming Proof-of-Stake update is “not taken into account” from a narrative perspective in an interview with Bankless.
  • He added that the broader Ethereum ecosystem has seen notable developments in the race to scale the network.
  • While he didn’t comment on specific dates, he also said the merger “actually has to happen on a schedule.”

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The Ethereum creator added that the merger must “go on a schedule” and discussed scalability developments in the ecosystem in a Bankless interview.

Buterin discusses merger

The impact of the upcoming Ethereum “merger” on proof-of-stake will only become apparent once the upgrade ships, Vitalik Buterin suggested.

Speaking in an interview with Without bank co-host David Hoffman at the Ethereum Community Conference last week, Buterin said the long-awaited network update could change sentiment in the crypto space. “Once the merger is done, morale will skyrocket,” he said, referring to these building projects within the Ethereum ecosystem.

He also said that he thinks the update is “not taken into account” because it hasn’t launched yet, clarifying that he was mainly talking about trust in Ethereum rather than the price of Ethereum. ETH itself. “Basically, I expect the merger to be sort of priceless, by which I mean not just like market terms, but even like psychological and narrative terms,” he said. .

Many Ethereum enthusiasts have predicted that the merger could act as a potential catalyst for ETH’s price surge, but the market-wide fall in crypto prices means the asset is currently far from its peaks. Despite this month’s rally, ETH is worth around $1,620 today, still 66.8% off its peak.

While market interest in ETH is down from its late 2021 highs, the merger is expected to be the biggest protocol update in Ethereum’s history. This is to “merge” the Ethereum proof-of-work backbone with the proof-of-stake beacon chain, otherwise known as the execution layer and the consensus layer. Once the merger is shipped, Ethereum will use proof-of-stake and network validators to build consensus rather than relying on proof-of-work and miners. This should bring several changes, such as greater energy efficiency and reduced ETH issuance, as the protocol will no longer need to pay miners.

Buterin alluded to the point of energy efficiency in his Without bank interview, saying that people often misunderstand Ethereum’s power consumption and how the protocol will change after the merger. “In narrative terms, I think the price won’t be priced in until that happens,” he said. “Even today, many people act as if this environmental problem is a fatal flaw.” Ethereum has come under intense scrutiny for its environmental impact in 2021, mainly thanks to China’s ban on crypto mining and the consumer NFT boom.

Scalability and market cycles

During the interview, Buterin also reflected on the current state of the crypto ecosystem as the space experiences a months-long downturn in the hangover from last year’s euphoric bull cycle. He argued that there are benefits and costs to the cyclical nature of crypto. “[Market booms] attract a lot of people and excite them, which is fine, but they give people too much of an idea of ​​what space holds promise for, ”he said, before subtly leaning on bad actors and politicians . “They attract the attention of disreputable characters and governments who decide because it exists, it’s their business.”

Much like he did during his presentation at EthCC, Buterin also commented on other big tech developments happening in the broader Ethereum ecosystem. Speaking of Layer 2 scaling solutions, he admitted that development has lagged behind market demand. “Elements of scalability haven’t come fast enough for this cycle, but for the next cycle it will,” he said, before noting that there have been some promising developments with rollups. and zkEVM solutions in the market.

He also acknowledged the need for Ethereum to “change things dramatically,” pointing to merging and sharding as key protocol changes coming. And while he didn’t comment on the merger’s planned launch date, he said it couldn’t be postponed indefinitely (the update suffered years of delays and setbacks). “The merger actually has to happen on a schedule,” he admitted.

Prior to the launch of the mainnet, the merge will have a final scan on the Goerli testnet. According to a member of the Ethereum Foundation Tim Beikothis happens between August 6th and 12th. The main event is tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

Disclosure: At the time of writing this article, the author of this article owned ETH and several other cryptocurrencies.

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James P. O’Shaughnessy Validea Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 7/26/2022 Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:34:07 +0000

JHere are today’s updates to Validea’s growth/value investor model based on James P. O’Shaughnessy’s published strategy. This two-strategy approach offers a large-cap value model and a growth approach that seeks persistent earnings growth and solid relative strength.

HILLTOP HOLDINGS INC. (HTH) is a small-cap stock in the Regional Banks sector. The rating under our strategy based on James P. O’Shaughnessy went from 75% to 100% depending on the company’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or higher generally indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% generally indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Hilltop Holdings Inc. is a diversified financial holding company. The Company operates through three segments: banking, broker-dealer and mortgage origination. The Banking segment includes the operations of PlainsCapital Bank (the Bank). The banking segment primarily provides corporate and personal banking services from offices located throughout Texas and generates revenue from its portfolio of earning assets. The broker segment includes the business of Securities Holdings, which operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Hilltop Securities, Momentum Independent Network and Hilltop Securities Asset Management, LLC. This segment offers investment advisory and securities brokerage services. The Mortgage Origination segment includes the business of PrimeLending, which offers a variety of loan products. This segment includes the origination and servicing of loans and the sale of these loans in the secondary market.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of the tests for this strategy. Not all of the criteria in the table below are given the same weight or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the stock’s strengths and weaknesses in the context of the strategy’s criteria.


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BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC (BERY) is a mid-cap stock in the container and packaging industry. The rating under our strategy based on James P. O’Shaughnessy went from 75% to 100% depending on the company’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or higher generally indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% generally indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Berry Global Group, Inc. is engaged in providing packaged and engineered products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Packaging International, Consumer Packaging North America, Health, Hygiene & Specialties and Engineered Materials. The Consumer Packaging International segment includes containers, closures and dispensing systems, pharmaceutical devices and packaging, bottles and canisters, and technical components. The Consumer Packaging North America segment includes containers and pails, food service, closures, bottles, prescription vials and tubes. The Health, Hygiene and Specialties segment includes specialty nonwoven materials, tapes and adhesives, and films used in hygiene, infection prevention, personal care, industrial and construction. The Engineered Materials segment includes stretch and shrink films, converter films, institutional can liners, food and consumer films, retail bags and agricultural films. It serves markets, such as beverages, food, and beverages.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of the tests for this strategy. Not all of the criteria in the table below are given the same weight or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the stock’s strengths and weaknesses in the context of the strategy’s criteria.


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About James P. O’Shaughnessy: Research guru and fund manager James O’Shaughnessy forced many professional and amateur investors to rethink their investment beliefs when he published his 1996 bestseller, What Works on Wall Street. O’Shaughnessy backtested 44 years of stock market data from Standard & Poor’s Compustat database to find out which quantitative strategies worked over the years and which didn’t. To the surprise of many, he concluded that price/earnings ratios are not the best indicator of a stock’s value and that small company stocks, contrary to popular wisdom, do not as a group advantage over large company stocks. . Today, O’Shaughnessy is Chief Investment Officer of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management.

About Validea: Validea is an investment research service that tracks the published strategies of investment legends. Validea offers both stock analysis and model portfolios based on gurus who have outperformed the market over the long term, including Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Martin Zweig. For more information on Validea, click here

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

Revenue Software Market Size, Share 2021 by Development, Trend, Top Manufacturers Sat, 23 Jul 2022 22:53:00 +0000

Recipe Software market research report is useful to outline target audiences and for the clients. In a fast-paced industry, when information is often needed quickly, secondary market research and thereby this market report is the best way to gather that information. With the wide-ranging Recipe Software market analysis report, it becomes easy to focus on the data and realities of the industry which keeps the business on the right path.

The Recipe Software  report offers information on the past and current developments to help stakeholders in evaluating and increase their earnings through 2022-2028. The predictions in the study are studied using verified primary and secondary research techniques.

The document highlights several factors, such as growth prospects, current and upcoming challenges, and alternative expansion opportunities, that are impacting this industry vertical's growth pattern over the forecast period. It also helps in drawing up potential solutions for challenges and roadblocks impeding the market's overall expansion. The research report highlights the sub-segments size and the overall scope of the market.

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  • Russia
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  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • South East Asia
  • India
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Submarine Power Cables Market – Global Industry Analysis, Fri, 22 Jul 2022 18:17:32 +0000

New York, July 22. Feb. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the publication of the report “Submarine Power Cables Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts, 2022-2031” – https: //
The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) of the global Submarine Power Cables market in terms of volume and revenue for the period 2022-2031.

The report has been prepared based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research involved the majority of research efforts, during which analysts conducted interviews with key manufacturers, end consumers, industry experts, independent consultants and opinion makers.

Secondary research involved referring to company websites, annual reports, investor presentations, press releases, patent database, import-export statistics and other documents relevant to understanding the Underwater Power Cables market. Secondary research also included our internal repository, industry associations, government agencies, and proprietary databases.

Analysts have used a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches to study various attributes of the global Undersea Power Cables market.

The report includes an executive summary, along with a market overview and detailed analysis of growth behavior in various segments included in the scope of the study. The report also covers a high-level picture of the production processes and product specifications pertaining to the submarine power cable.

Additionally, the report provides insights into changing competitive dynamics which are invaluable tools for existing market players as well as entities looking to participate in the market.

In addition to the above, the report also delves into the competitive landscape in terms of identifying universe of players operating in the Underwater Power Cables market and comprehensive profiles of major players including their overview of activities, key financials, market shares, market footprints, production capacities and strategic initiatives, including new product developments, mergers and acquisitions, etc.

The research methodology is a combination of exhaustive primary and secondary research to analyze the Underwater Power Cables market.

Secondary research

Secondary research included a search of company literature, technical writing, patent data, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, efficient and successful approach to obtaining accurate data, capturing insights from industry participants and identifying business opportunities.

Secondary research sources we have referenced, but not limited to:
Corporate websites, presentations, annual reports, white papers, technical documents, product brochures
Internal and external proprietary databases and relevant patents
National government documents, statistical databases and market reports
News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Specific secondary sources:

Industry Sources:
European Submarine Cable Association
International Cable Protection Board
Atlantic Cable Maintenance and Repair Management
Trade Data Sources
Commercial card
UN Comtrade
Trade Atlas
Company Information
OneSource Professional Browser
Mergers and Acquisitions
Thomson Mergers & Acquisitions
Primary research

During the research, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and thought leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research

We conducted primary interviews with participants and industry commentators to validate the data and analysis. A typical research interview performs the following functions:
Provides first-hand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
Helps validate and strengthen secondary research findings
Further develop the expertise and market understanding of the analysis team
The main research involves email interactions, phone interviews, as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who took part in the process include, but are not limited to:

Industry Participants: Marketing/Product Managers, Market Intelligence Managers and Regional Sales Managers
Purchasing/Sourcing managers, technical staff, distributors

External experts: investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts
Key opinion leaders specializing in this market with respect to different industry verticals

Major participants include, but are not limited to:
Nexan S.A.
General Cable Corp.
Prysmian group

Data triangulation: information extracted from “secondary and primary sources” is cross-checked with the “knowledge repository”, which is updated quarterly
market research on submarine electric cables

Market Estimation: Market size estimations involved in-depth study of product features, technological updates, geographical presence, product demand, sales data (value or volume), growth year-over-year history, etc. Other approaches have also been used to derive market size and forecasts. When no hard data was available, we used modeling techniques to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology has been adopted, in which available hard data is cross-referenced with the following types of data to produce estimates:

Demographics: population, inflation rate and more

Industry indicators: production data, R&D investment, technological stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
Market forecasts: Market forecasts for various segments are calculated considering drivers, restraints/challenges, opportunities prevailing in the market and considering advantages/disadvantages of segments/sub-segments over other segments /sub-segments. Business environment, historical sales pattern, unmet needs, competitive intensity, and country-wise consumption data are some of the other vital factors, which are considered to derive the market forecast.

Global Submarine Power Cable Market – Segmentation
This study on the Global Underwater Power Cables Market includes information split into type, application and region. Changing industry trends and other market dynamics associated with these segments of the global undersea power cables market are discussed in detail.

Edge core cable
Multicore cable
Offshore wind power generation
Inter-country and island connection
offshore oil rigs

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Asia Pacific
Middle East and Africa
Latin America
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		LAFC fans upset with the club blocked their ticket renewal options
		Thu, 21 Jul 2022 02:14:00 +0000


Hundreds of LAFC subscribers received emails this week telling them they will not be allowed to renew their tickets after reselling “a substantial portion” of them on the secondary market.

The team, which has long said it treats its season ticket holders as family, has refused to publicly explain why it is canceling hundreds of accounts, many dating back to the team’s founding. But Seth Burton, senior vice president of communications and content, said the team would work with anyone who believes their accounts have been wrongfully targeted.

“LAFC is happy to have a conversation with any of the affected members and if there were any errors we will work to rectify the situation,” he wrote in a text message.

Several people contacted by The Times insisted they were loyal fans who actively attended games for the team’s first two seasons but did not feel safe returning during the COVID-19 pandemic. .

“I understand trying to quit scalping. But doing this during COVID? said Steve Jarrard, who hasn’t attended a game in person since the start of the 2020 season.

Jarrard, a film and television props master from Burbank, and his girlfriend, an actress, have suffered financially during the pandemic. Yet they estimate they spent over $10,000 on LAFC tickets and merchandise while losing money on tickets they resold.

Both of the couple’s tickets are in the name of his girlfriend and Jarrard said she did not want to be identified because she feared her ticket reinstatement appeal would be denied for speaking publicly about the affair. The couple want to keep their tickets behind the south goal, he said, as they plan to return to Banc of California Stadium once the pandemic is over.

“She was devastated,” Jarrard said of his girlfriend’s response to the team’s terse three-paragraph email. “She loves the team. I guess LAFC has a policy of taking seats away from people during a pandemic.

Despite the club’s statement, Jarrard and others who spoke to The Times said ticket representatives they spoke to told them there was nothing they could do to restore their accounts.

A fan who, like Jarrard, opened his subscription account long before the team played its first game, said he has co-morbidities that make playing games in the current environment life-threatening.

“I am a loyal fan. I plan to go to matches. This year it didn’t work out,” said the man, who asked not to be identified by name because he feared losing his appeal to keep his subscriptions. “I definitely lost money. It’s for the love of the team.

“I sent a call note explaining my situation,” he added. “However, I fear reprisals. …I’m a little bored. Especially the fact that we are still in a state of emergency.

LAFC midfielder Jose Cifuentes, right, scores a first-half goal against the Galaxy on July 8.

(Kyusung Gong/Associated Press)

Dozens of comments on LAFC’s social media accounts told similar stories. Even fans in the North Stand, home to the group of rabid supporters 3252, have complained about having their tickets revoked.

“Seems like a pretty strange decision as the pandemic isn’t over,” one person said on Reddit.

“It sucks that it happens[ed]another wrote on Facebook. “The FO office should be calling some of us asking why we have to do this. I love this club.”

According to the team’s email, which was sent on Tuesday, fans who resold a substantial portion of their tickets violated their membership agreement. But they received no warning about the resale of their tickets until they learned that their membership would not be renewed.

“No warning. No rules on how many they consider ‘too many’. Just boom,” one concerned season ticket holder wrote in an email. “Unreal.”

LAFC, in its fifth MLS season, announced sold-out sales for every game in which a full crowd was allowed at Banc of California Stadium. The club say they have more than 17,000 season ticket holders and a waiting list of several thousand more – a list that is growing now that the first-place side have added major European stars Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini.

“The fact that they didn’t say anything before Bale’s announcement seems really bad,” complained a fan on Reddit. “And if we end up being reinstated, that suggests it’s not really a ‘violation’ after all.”

A San Fernando Valley attorney, who bought his season tickets before the team played a game, spoke about the situation on the phone twice Wednesday but declined to use his name because he, too, fears it could affects the status of his call. . He doesn’t want to point fingers or speculate on the reasons for the team’s decision, he explained. He just wants his tickets back.

“It’s a team that I like. A team I will support regardless,” he said. “I absolutely want to continue to be a subscriber.”