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Visa begrüßt das nigerianische Frauen-Bobteam bei Team Visa für die Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang 2018

16 11 2017

SAN FRANCISCO--Visa (NYSE:V) gab heute die Aufnahme von drei Athletinnen in Team Visa bekannt, die das nigerianische Bob-Frauenteam ausmachen und momentan dafür trainieren, die allerersten afrikanischen Vertreter, männlich oder weiblich, zu werden, die sich für die Olympischen Winterspiele im Bobsport qualifizieren. Bob-Pilotin Seun Adigun sowie die Bremserinnen Ngozi Onwumere und Akuoma Omeoga werfen ihren sportlichen Elite-Hintergrund in die Waagschale, um ihre Bobschlitten-Träume zu verwirklichen. Ohne Zugang zu entsprechender Trainingsausrüstung oder wertvoller „Eiszeit“ zur Vervollkommnung ihrer Fähigkeiten begannen die Mitglieder des nigerianischen Frauen-Bobteams ihren Weg auf dem schneearmen Gelände von Houston in Texas mit einem Holzschlitten, dem sie den Spitznamen „The Maeflower“ gaben. Sobald das Team die Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang 2018 ins Visier genommen hatte, richtete es eine Crowdfunding-Webseite ein in der Hoffnung, die dringend benötigten...

Time Inc. Launches SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TV (SI TV), the Brand’s New Streaming Media Network, November 16 on Amazon Channels

15 11 2017

NEW YORK--Time Inc. [NYSE: TIME] today announced the launch of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TV (SI TV), an over-the-top (OTT) streaming media network available November 16 on Amazon Channels. The network premieres with a robust slate of 130 hours of on-demand programming, including original documentary series, weekly studio shows and acquired sports movies, documentaries and TV shows. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TV joins People TV as Time Inc.'s second streaming network. SI TV has also inked deals with Oscar-nominated and award-winning sports filmmaker Mike Tollin, co-chair of Mandalay Sports Media, and 10-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock, for two different sports documentary projects slated for early half and latter half of 2018, respectively. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TV’s tagline, “Because you love sports,” reflects the network’s position as a haven for the sports lover who wants another way to engage with the hallmark of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED brand — rich storytelling, unmatched...

THE 2017 LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR THE JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD CUT TO TOP FIVE

14 11 2017

2017 Golden Arm Award Sponsors BALTIMORE, USA, November 14, 2017 -- The 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award candidates have been reduced to the Top 5 of the country’s top college quarterbacks.Remaining candidates for the prestigious annual award – named after the man many refer to as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game of football - are:• J.T. Barrett, Ohio State• Ryan Finley, NC State• Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma• Trace McSorley, Penn State• Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma StateThe Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each season since 1987 to the nation’s top college quarterback, based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class. These strong leaders have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and worked hard for themselves and their teams during the season and beyond.“If Johnny Unitas was still with us he would have been proud of the selection committees’...

Kansas City Chiefs “Go Nuts” over a compostable peanut bag

14 11 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Football season is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs are going the extra yard by scoring a major victory for the environment. Thanks to a collaboration between BASF, Aramark and Hampton Farms, Arrowhead Stadium will become the first-ever professional sports venue to sell a pre-packed compostable peanut bag.The compostable peanut bag is part of the Chiefs’ environmental initiative, “Extra Yard for the Environment,” which is designed to devise and implement new green policies for the Chiefs, while also raising awareness for sustainability efforts at Arrowhead Stadium. Debuting at the November 26th game, the compostable peanut bag will be sold throughout general concessions and in-seat vending, with the goal of expanding to other areas of Arrowhead Stadium following the pilot phase.Why the need for a compostable peanut bag?Snack food packaging comes in many different forms. With more than 15,000 bags of peanuts sold in concessions...

Director of UTA’s minor in disability studies honored for research

13 11 2017

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 21:49 CET The state of New York honored Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of UTA’s disability studies minor, for excellence in using state archives for an extensive research project which led to the publication of her book, “No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s.” The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust awarded Rose with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives for her use of the state archives in a creative and insightful way which contributed to a greater understanding of a topic. “While I used records from a wide array of archives and libraries, the New York State Archives was the most dominant resource because those archives have an incredibly rich set of disability history records, including records for the first and arguably most influential American asylum,” Rose explained. “I also relied on records from Ford Motor Company since, unlike...

Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market Perceives Enormous Accruals with a Striking CAGR of 12.5% by 2023; Asserts MRFR

13 11 2017

Pune, India -- 11/13/2017 -- The Worldwide Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market is growing with the rapid pace; mainly due the burgeoning Healthcare Sector. According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, The World Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market is booming and expected to gain prominence over the forecast period. The Market is forecasted to demonstrate a huge growth by 2023, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value & volume. The World Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market research report is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% during forecasted period 2017-2023.Market Research Future published new report, titled "Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market -Research Report: World Forecast to 2023".Major Players: Fitbit (US), Abbott Laboratories (US), Beuer GmbH (Germany), GE Healthcare (UK), Maxim Integrated (US), Entra Health Systems LLC (US), Adidas AG (Germany), Ideal Life, Inc. (Canada), Analog Devices (US), Renesas...

New Children’s Book Uses Magical Elf to Impart Life-Long Lessons

13 11 2017

TULSA, Okla. November 13, 2017 Facing adversity at any age is difficult, but for children, the first taste of failure can be especially frustrating and confusing. Unless children are properly motivated and encouraged, hardships can foster a “give-up” attitude. Brian Harold has created a story – and one magical character – meant to provide the inspiration children need when they face misfortune in “Ralph the Magical Elf: Not a Christmas Story.” “Ralph the Magical Elf” follows the motivational story of Joe and the magical elf, Ralph. When young Joe faces a challenging and unhappy day, he decides to stop trying. This is when Ralph shows up to teach Joe a valuable lesson. The magical elf refuses to leave Joe’s side until he learns to overcome his fear of failing and pursues his dreams. Equipped with colorful illustrations and lyrical text, Harold’s book sheds light on the importance of team work and perseverance and demonstrates that failure doesn’t have to be final. “No...

Vent-A-Hood Names RocketBrand as Its Creative Advertising Agency of Record

10 11 2017

We’re very excited about what this relationship means for the Vent-A-Hood brand moving forward. DALLAS November 10, 2017 RocketBrand today announced that it has been named the creative advertising agency of record (AOR) for Vent-A-Hood, the leader in kitchen ventilation for more than 80 years. As Vent-A-Hood looks to increase market share and brand awareness in the kitchen and bath industry, RocketBrand will lead advertising, digital, media production, brand messaging, and social media across North America. “We began working with RocketBrand on a project basis and were extremely impressed with their creative, their process, and their attention to client service. As we started doing more and more projects with them, it just made sense to bring them in as our agency of record,” said Bill Woodall, Regional Sales Director at Vent-A-Hood. “We’re very excited about what this relationship means for the Vent-A-Hood brand moving forward.” RocketBrand is continuing to expand on...

Global Virtual Retinal Displays Market 2017 - Konica Minolta Inc, HTC Corp, Brother Industries

08 11 2017

Deerfield Beach, FL -- 11/08/2017 -- The latest report Virtual Retinal Displays by QY Research added to it's database and brings to light the comprehensive study and factual information of global market. The report also provides the global market segmentation based on applications, end-users, technology, and geography. The Virtual Retinal Displays research report offers a comprehensive assessment of the Virtual Retinal Displays market and consists of historical data, scope, significant approaches and statistical data of the global market. Besides these, it also includes anticipated facts that are assessed with the aid of an appropriate set of postulations and techniques.The report includes rigorous data, in-depth analysis in two ways, namely, quantitative and qualitative, industry professionals' inputs and data given by the industry members and industry analysts involved in the complete value cycle. The report features thorough study of important market and their current trends,...

Former NFL Head Coach Mike Sherman Joins Your Call Football

08 11 2017

NEWTON, Mass.--Your Call Football (YCF), the gaming technology startup behind the innovative, fan controlled, live play-calling game, announced the hiring of former NFL head coach Mike Sherman. Sherman’s illustrious career includes being the head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers and the head coach at Texas A&M. Sherman will be responsible for hiring additional coaching staff, developing a roster of quality professional football players, executing training camp and practices and coaching one of the two YCF professional football teams. YCF will completely change how fans enjoy football by giving them control of a live, broadcasted game. Fans who download the YCF app will control the action on the field by voting on a selection of plays chosen by coaches like Sherman and, then watching as those plays are executed, live on the field by YCF professional players. Fans will accumulate points based on their play-calling skills, and compete with other fans to prove who...

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