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Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association Announces Appointment of George Rover as Executive Director

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Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association, the industry trade coalition that advocates for reasonable regulation, responsible advertising, and consumer protection has appointed George Rover as its first Executive Director to lead the organization. Comprising of six major players in the US online gambling affiliate sector, the Association includes Better Collective, Catena Media, FairPlay Sports Media, Gambling.com Group, Spotlight Sports Group, and XLMedia PLC. As Executive Director, Rover will be responsible for executing the RGAA’s long-term mission to safeguard responsible gambling marketing and advertising practices. His duties as Executive Director will be pivotal in shaping the future of responsible affiliate practices, advocating the needs and interests of the Group’s members, promoting sensible regulation, fostering collaboration with industry stakeholders, and advocating for the highest standards of integrity. "In the spirit of collaboration - whether it be with state regulators, politicians, legislators or online gambling operators, I look forward to working with key stakeholders and will champion the critical role affiliate companies play in the regulated online gambling ecosystem,” said Rover. “The formation of the RGAA will provide this essential segment of the industry with an important and constructive voice to promote responsible gambling, prioritizing the best interests of consumers through a unified set of high standards and guidelines to achieve long-term success." Prior to joining the RGAA, Rover held numerous senior positions with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). At the NJDGE, Rover oversaw the agency’s Service Industry Licensing, Casino Prosecutions, Internet Gaming and Technical Services Bureaus. During his tenure, he directed the successful launch of Internet Gaming in New Jersey and supervised some of the NJDGE’s most complex licensing and organized crime investigations and prosecutions. After his retirement from government service, Rover also worked closely with the industry’s leading gaming companies to form the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA), a national non-profit organization with the mission to detect and discourage fraud and other illegal activity related to betting on sporting events. In addition to his role with the RGAA, Rover will continue to support companies in the gaming industry through his strategic gaming advisory company, Princeton Global Strategies. "We are thrilled to welcome George Rover to the RGAA family,” said Katie McCord, Chair of the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association. “His unparalleled expertise, spanning decades in casino and sports betting law, will undoubtedly elevate our organization. George's substantial contributions to the industry, including spearheading initiatives like SWIMA, showcase his commitment to integrity and innovation." Rover will participate in a fireside chat at the Next.io Online Gambling and Sports Betting Summit in New York on March 4 to discuss the dangers of the offshore and unregulated market which continues to target consumers in the US who still lack education regarding legitimate operators. Learn more about the RGAA here: www.rgaa.org Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA) is an independent trade association comprised of companies that engage in gambling, gaming, or sports betting marketing and advertising. Its mission is to champion responsible gambling marketing and advertising practices, advocate for sensible regulation, and protect consumer best interest while effectively serving the market. RGAA was founded in 2023 by Better Collective, Catena Media, FairPlay Sports Media, Gambling.com Group, Spotlight Sports Group, and XLMedia plc. Contact Details Digital Sport by Hot Paper Lantern Jackson Gaskins Jgaskins@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://rgaa.org

February 29, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

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What is the Gold Cup? The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Holy Grail of horse racing, a Grade One National Hunt steeplechase; the top horses in the world compete in this prestigious race, run over 3 miles and 2.5 furlongs with 22 fences to negotiate, held on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival (15th March 2024). The race is as dramatic as it gets, with jockeys and horses constantly vying for position and trying to get that marginal edge, setting themselves up when they first cross the finish line. The Gold Cup is live-streamed every year during the Cheltenham Festival. If want to check out Cheltenham Festival Live Streaming sites, click here. The History of the Gold Cup The earliest Cheltenham Gold Cup occurred in July 1819. It was a flat race 3 miles long and took place on Cleve Hill; interestingly enough, this overlooks the present venue. The winning horse on that day was Spectre, which won a prize of 100 guineas for Mr Bodernham, its owner. When you get together the creme de la creme of all the best horses and Jockeys in the world on the start line of the Cheltenham Festival, the tension and the excitement are palpable, and the anticipation of your horse winning is immeasurable. Previous Winners Conclusion Cheltenham is the home of jump racing and hosts the Gold Cup every March, which sees the area crammed with racegoers. Known as the Festival town, it showcases many elements of our culture and heritage. The Gold Cup is one event that brings many different backgrounds of people together, celebrating our unique history in Horse Racing, particularly jump racing. The Cheltenham Festival offers one of racing’s biggest prizes, second only to the Grand National, which is one of many reasons why it attracts the best British and Irish talent each year. In recent years, around a quarter of a billion pounds has been wagered over the duration of the festival, with much of the betting focusing on the Gold Cup. If you are interested in learning more about horse racing betting, specifically on mobile, then check out our dedicated review of the best horse racing betting apps at cityam.com. Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

February 29, 2024 04:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Analyst Ali Martinez Makes a Bullish Pepe Price Prediction; Shiba Inu and KangaMoon Remain Top Meme Coins To Watch

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Meme coins are always causing hype in the DeFi sphere. This time, analyst Ali Martinez gave Pepe (PEPE) a thumbs up, and things got even more exciting. Meanwhile, Shiba Inu (SHIB) and KangaMoon (KANG) remain the top meme coins to watch. Some analysts hint that KANG (a Stage 6 presale star) may jump by 1,000% in 2024. Let’s discover why. Ali Martinez: The Pepe Price May Hit $0.00000274 Recently, crypto analyst Ali Martinez made some headlines with his Pepe (PEPE) price prediction. According to his tweet, this meme coin may surge to $0.00000274 soon. In terms of the Pepe price movement, it has jumped from $0.0000012 to $0.0000020 in the past week alone. Its market cap grew from $505M to $856M in that period. Meanwhile, there are now 23 technical indicators flashing green for the Pepe coin. Thus, experts remain bullish. They foresee the Pepe price reaching $0.000010 within Q2 of 2024. Shiba Inu (SHIB): SHIB Army Propose a SHIB ETF Meanwhile, there were some exciting Shiba Inu (SHIB) developments. For instance, the SHIB army made a new proposal on Change.org for a Shiba Inu ETF by Grayscale. This petition has already obtained close to 2,000 signatures. This Shiba Inu news may trigger a bullish run for this crypto. The Shiba Inu crypto has surged from $0.0000091 to $0.00001031 over the past 30 days. This meme coin’s market cap increased from $5.37B to $6B during that period. Furthermore, over 25 technical indicators are flashing green. As a result, analysts predict Shiba Inu will reach $0.000016 within Q2 of 2024. KangaMoon (KANG): Brings Innovation to the Meme Coin Space KangaMoon (KANG) is a game changer in the meme coin market. Standing out from its peers that often have no use, KangaMoon integrates Social Fi and play-to-earn (P2E) elements into one. Introducing a P2E game for KangaMoon makes it different, as it will let players use KANG tokens for character upgrades, in-game purchases, and more. This new utility sets KangaMoon as a strong competitor in this sector. You can spectate matches, bet with your KANG holdings, and unlock weekly, monthly, and quarterly challenges. By completing these challenges, you earn extra in-game items and tokens, which can be sold on the KangaMoon marketplace. In Stage 2 of its presale, KANG has already raised nearly $150K, with each meme coin priced at just $0.0075. This marked up a staggering 50% from its starting price. These are amazing numbers that beat expectations by far. However, market analysts predict that once KANG hits exchanges in Q2 2024, it could see a 100x surge. Anyone may start earning KANG tokens before its official launch by buying one meme coin and spreading the word on social media. If interested, sign below for a 10% bonus on each purchase. Can KangaMoon Outpace Pepe and Shiba Inu? KangaMoon has a market cap of just $7.5M. With a lower valuation than competitors like Pepe and Shiba Inu, it will require fewer new funds to increase its price. As it faces off against these peers, KangaMoon’s potential for rapid growth rises significantly. Thus, KANG may be one of the top meme coins to invest in for fast returns. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: https://Kangamoon.com/ Join Our Telegram Community: https://t.me/Kangamoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

February 28, 2024 09:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Mothers’ Milk Bank Announces Critical Need for Donor Milk

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Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), the California-based nonprofit, is inviting lactating mothers to join its network of milk donors, aiming to expand its pool of contributors. This announcement comes on the heels of a new University of Iowa study on the health benefits of donated breast milk for extremely premature infants. The importance of donated breast milk has garnered international media attention in recent months after tennis champion Serena Williams shared her milk donation in a viral social media post. In response to the significant demand for human donor milk and the urgent need to support our communities' most vulnerable members, Mother’s Milk Bank is leading a comprehensive initiative to recruit new milk donors. This initiative includes "Milk Meet-Ups," providing opportunities for individuals to begin the month-long process of qualifying as milk donors. These Meet-Ups will kick off with an in-person Milk Drive on February 29 in Madera County at the Madera Department of Public Health, marking the start of an ambitious Milk Donor Drive aiming to enlist 5,000 new donors throughout 2024. Mothers’ Milk Bank Milk Meet-Up Schedule: Madera County (north of Fresno): Madera Department of Public Health Date: February 29, 2024 | Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm Location: 1604 Sunrise Ave, Madera, CA 93638 | Oz Conference Room Los Angeles County: Henry Mayo’s Lactation Department Date: March 28, 2024 | Time: TBD Location: 23861 McBean Pkwy Suite B-14 Valencia CA, 91355 VIRTUAL Milk Drive with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Click to start the donor registration process beginning April 1, 2024 Santa Cruz County: Watsonville Community Hospital Date: May 2, 2024 | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: 75 Nielson St., Watsonville, CA 95076 | Conference Room 1 & 2 Sacramento County: McKinley Park Date: May 3, 2024 | Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816 Placer County: Women’s & Children’s Center Date: May 4, 2024 | Time:10:00am - 1:00pm Location: 1600 Eureka Rd., Roseville, CA 95661 | Building B Premature infants, medically fragile babies, and those with special medical needs depend on donated breast milk for their survival. In 2023, over 2,000 generous donors contributed to Mothers’ Milk Bank, providing 1.64 million ounces of this life-saving mothers’ milk to babies in need across the United States. Recognizing the growing demand, Mothers’ Milk Bank anticipates an increased need in 2024. To meet this demand, the organization aims to recruit 5,000 lactating mothers from diverse backgrounds to become donors of this precious "liquid gold”. The process to become a donor typically takes a month, resulting in an ongoing need to recruit new donors to ensure a steady supply of donor milk. On average, most donors only send milk for less than one year or until their baby turns one, it is critical to consistently raise awareness of the importance of donating surplus mothers’ milk. “We are experiencing a pressing need for more milk donors, and it's vital for the welfare of the infants depending on our services that we expand our donor network without delay," states Jennifer Benito-Kowalski, chief executive officer of Mothers' Milk Bank. Mothers who are currently breastfeeding and have excess milk are encouraged to consider donating to help fill this crucial need. To start the process, visit the Mothers’ Milk Bank website to fill out an application. Those who are unable to donate breast milk can still help by sponsoring a cooler for $98 or by making a financial contribution. Why donate breast milk? The need for donated breast milk remains constant, especially for infants facing health complications. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 300,000 babies require advanced medical care in neonatal intensive care units across the United States every year. This need may arise when infants are born prematurely before their mother's milk has developed, when they face specific health challenges during infancy, or when they are adopted or born through surrogacy. Eligible milk donors include lactating mothers whose bodies produce more milk than their own baby needs, when they have lost their own child postpartum and need to help their body transition from lactation, or simply because they are altruistically driven to support infant health through equal access to breast milk. How does milk donation work? Mothers’ Milk Bank screens all potential breast milk donors through a comprehensive but easy, facilitated process per internationally recognized guidelines. All donated milk is pooled, pasteurized and tested before distribution to hospitals and families in need. There is no cost to becoming a milk donor – nor are donors compensated. Mothers’ Milk Bank provides donors with professional support and resources during the donation process and covers all screening and shipping costs. Lactating mothers interested in becoming a donor can learn more about the Milk Meetups and Spring Donor Drive at MothersMilk.org. To get started send an email to donate@MothersMilk.org, call 1-877-375-6645, Ext. 3 or apply online. *** To schedule an interview, contact Liza Batallones at 415-766-0846 or liza@landispr.com. Hi-res images are available for download here. About Mothers’ Milk Bank Founded nearly 50 years ago, the Mothers’ Milk Bank is a leading nonprofit organization based in San Jose, California, that is dedicated to providing screened, donated human milk to all babies. The organization collects, pasteurizes, and distributes safe human milk to hospitals and families in need, ensuring that infants receive the essential nutrition required for optimal health and development. With a commitment to improving the lives of babies, Mothers’ Milk Bank plays a vital role in supporting families and advancing neonatal care across California and beyond. More information at MothersMilk.org. Contact Details Landis Communications, Inc. Liza Batallones +1 415-766-0846 liza@landispr.com Company Website https://mothersmilk.org/

February 28, 2024 06:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Navigating the North: A Look at Nordic Gambling Casino Laws in 2024

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The Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland - are known for their progressive approach to governance, and gambling laws are no exception. While each nation has its own unique framework, they share certain commonalities, making the region a fascinating case study for responsible gambling regulations. Let's delve into the current state of Nordic gambling laws in 2024: Similarities across the Nordics: State Monopoly Roots: Traditionally, all Nordic countries had state-run monopolies on gambling activities. While this is still largely true for land-based casinos and lotteries, online gambling has seen significant liberalization. Focus on Responsible Gambling: All Nordic countries prioritize responsible gambling practices. This includes measures like age verification, deposit limits, self-exclusion programs, and awareness campaigns. Licensing Systems: Each nation operates a licensing system for online gambling operators, ensuring compliance with regulations and responsible gambling standards. Taxation: Gambling activities are subject to taxation in all Nordic countries, generating revenue for the government. Individual Country Nuances: Denmark: Currently undergoing significant legislative changes, including a B2B licensing regime, expanded powers for the Danish Gambling Authority, and stricter measures against match-fixing. Finland: Maintains a state monopoly on most gambling activities, with limited exceptions for online operators. Norway: Has the strictest regulations, with only state-run Norsk Tipping offering legal gambling options. Sweden: Implemented a new Gambling Act in 2019, further details on utländskacasinomedbankid.net, opening up the online gambling market to licensed operators while emphasizing responsible gambling practices. Iceland: Offers state-run lotteries and sports betting, with limited online gambling options under strict regulations. Recent Developments: Sweden: In December 2023, a court ruled that a gambling operator must reimburse a customer's losses due to targeted marketing despite the customer's gambling addiction, highlighting the focus on responsible gambling enforcement. Denmark: Proposed changes include a new revenue-based fee structure for licenses and expanded data collection to combat money laundering and match-fixing. Looking Ahead: The Nordic gambling landscape is constantly evolving. With ongoing legislative changes and a focus on responsible gambling, these countries remain at the forefront of regulating this complex industry. As technology and consumer preferences continue to develop, it will be interesting to see how Nordic gambling laws adapt to ensure a safe and responsible environment for all stakeholders. Contact Details Ilse Gustavsson Ilse@teleworm.fi

February 28, 2024 02:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Embark on an Epic Eclipse Getaway: Arkansas State Parks and Hot Springs Await Eclipse Enthusiasts!

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Mark your calendars for April 8th, when the Great American Eclipse graces the skies. And the ultimate eclipse getaway, within the path of totality, is Arkansas, where a host of outdoor recreational activities await before, during, and after the event. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/DM_45hB_PVU Whether you crave the vibrant energy of a lively crowd or yearn for the serenity of wide-open spaces, Arkansas offers it all. The path of totality will stretch over 100 miles across The Natural State, extending from the southwest to the northeast. In some locations, lucky observers will experience more than four minutes of total darkness. 53 of Arkansas' 75 counties will fall within the path of totality, including major cities such as Little Rock, Hot Springs, Texarkana, Conway, and Jonesboro. Nearly two-thirds of Arkansas will be in total darkness beginning at 1:45 pm CST. The closer you are to the center of the line of totality, the longer the time of darkness. Arkansas offers eclipse visitors a vast choice of locations to experience this solar event. Hang out with thousands of other gazers or find a secluded spot to enjoy the eclipse alone. The Natural State has a variety of areas and landscapes from which to choose that are free from light pollution and other obstructions. Whether you want to be on water, in an urban setting, away from crowds, or at a park or museum, Arkansas boasts an abundance of great locations for your eclipse adventure. The Buffalo National River in north central Arkansas was named by Outside Magazine as one of the best places to view the eclipse because of its Dark Skies designation. But no matter where you go in Arkansas within the path, you’ll be able to see the eclipse and be received with genuine southern hospitality. In Hot Springs there are many events for visitors including a 4-day music event with various pieces of art on display, the Mid-America Science Museum will host an eclipse event to help educate children about the eclipse. In Russellville, located an hour north of Little Rock, you can ride in a hot air balloon, enjoy blues music and eat some good barbecue at the Blues, Balloons and Barbecue Festival. NASA will also make an eclipse presentation at that event and will make Arkansas Tech University at Russellville its base for observing the eclipse. Visitors are invited to also take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities in Arkansas, many of which are located within Arkansas State Parks. Whether you like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or fishing, you will find plenty to do in The Natural State that will make your visit one to remember. To learn more visit: Arkansas.com/eclipse Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 27, 2024 10:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Photography and Videography Jobs Soar in 2023, Finds Freelancer.com

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Freelancer.com (ASX: FLN), the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted, today published the fastest growing online jobs for 2023 based on data from more than 1 million projects posted to the platform. The data reveals that jobs related to video content creation are in high demand. Videography ranked as the second fastest growing skill of 2023, with Video Production and Video Editing jobs also growing significantly and placing in the top growing jobs. Other video-related jobs, such as YouTube Video Editing and TikTok, were also amongst the top 25 fastest growing jobs on Freelancer.com for 2023. Fueling this demand is an increase of brands incorporating video in their marketing strategies. According to Wyzowl, video content marketing is an essential part of a majority (88%) of marketers strategies with most (85%) planning to increase spending on video in 2024. Demand for skills in photography and photo editing was also a driver for new jobs. Adobe Lightroom projects saw the highest percentage growth across the year, while Photography as a skill grew by 3,625 total jobs. In terms of earning potential, freelancers in the United States are charging up to $300/hour for Photography skills, $200/hour for Videography and Video Editing, and $160/hour to create TikTok content. “Advances in generative AI are changing the way businesses are communicating and marketing themselves. A boom in video and photography services is a clear indication that there’s a shift towards visual, highly-produced content as opposed to reliance on legacy forms of internet marketing, such as a reliance on blog posts and articles to generate traffic. We expect this trend to continue and are already seeing signs of video and marketing categories continuing to increase in 2024,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive at Freelancer.com. One example of how businesses are shifting towards video and moving away from written content is evident when looking at the decreasing skills of 2023. Blog writing ranked as 13th in the top falling jobs on Freelancer.com, decreasing by 66% from 4,872 to 1,648 jobs posted in 2023. While some may speculate that the introduction of generative AI tools is impacting writing, blog writing was the only writing skill present in the falling jobs. In fact, other forms of writing such as Fiction Writing (up 36.1%), Creative Writing (up 18.8%) and Microsoft Word (up 16.8%) were both amongst the fastest growing jobs of the year. “AI can’t replace creativity, yet. Although this may emerge with model scale. We said this in the middle of the year when we saw creative writing jobs increase in Q2 2023 and the sentiment remains the same in 2024. What we are seeing is that our freelancers are moving up the stack. They’re evolving from just blog writers to editors. Moving from just illustrators to directors. Ultimately, AI is elevating our talent and improving efficiency and productivity in the process,” added Barrie. Top Freelance Jobs The most popular job in 2023 was graphic design, with more than a quarter million projects requiring the skill. Graphic design has always historically been the number one job type on Freelancer.com for over a decade. Jobs related to graphic design are also the best way for new freelancers to break into freelancing, as there is an abundance of projects offering Website Design, Logo Design, Icon Design, and other forms of graphic design available. Best Paid Skills Per Hour on Freelancer.com in 2023 Marketing, photography and video related jobs took out the top spots for the best paid skills per hour on the platform for 2023. These skills being paid the most is consistent with these categories also being the most in-demand for the year Best Paid Jobs per Project on Freelancer.com in 2023 As for jobs paid per project, internet marketing takes out the top spot, followed by website design, graphic design, data entry and video services. ###### Freelancer Fast 50 Freelancer Fast 50 The Freelancer Fast 50 index is the world’s largest forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The data is based on 1,122,000 jobs posted to the Freelancer platform between 1 January to 31 December 2023. 2023 Growing Skills 2023 Falling Skills About Freelancer Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 71 million registered users have posted over 23 million projects and contests to date in over 2,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer also owns Escrow.com, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management, and Loadshift, an Australian enterprise freight marketplace. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. Contact Details Freelancer.com Marko Zitko +61 404 574 830 mzitko@freelancer.com

February 27, 2024 08:23 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fastest Growing North American-Based Sports Media Company, Basketball Forever, Signs First North American Gaming Partnership with Dabble

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Basketball Forever, one of the fastest growing and most engaged independent sports content brands in the world, announced its first North American gaming partnership with fantasy operator Dabble to offer free-to-play games to North American audiences. Though more than 50% of its website traffic and user base comes from the United States, this will mark Basketball Forever’s debut into the North American market. Since launching in the U.S. at the start of 2024, Dabble has garnered over 500,000 unique downloads and amassed more than 10,000 players, proving to be one of the most appealing fantasy operators in the industry. The partnership kicked off during NBA All-Star weekend when Dabble offered Basketball Forever’s Hot Hands game during the 2024 All-Star Game. The opening day saw nearly 10,000 players participating, culminating in more than 70,000 total sessions over All-Star weekend. “Our launch with Dabble during All-Star weekend proved that we are definitely in the right place at the right time by expanding our business operation into North America,” said Alex Sumsky, CEO and co-founder of Basketball Forever. “Our success with Dabble will be an incredible case study of what we can offer to North American fantasy and real money operators—something we have a proven track record of in Australia. For instance, through our content portfolio in Australia, we were able to drive A$15 million of LTV to TAB whilst only spending A$500,000 on player acquisition. With a highly engaged audience and an extremely low cost per acquisition, we can offer American operators the same type of impact, as well as the eventual launch of our own owned and operated products and game suites” Basketball Forever will offer Hot Hands again on March 26 during a matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. To play the game, users are given randomly generated, personalized bingo cards filled with player prediction tiles. Tracking the progress of selected player performances in real-time, users chase winning combinations, creating an immersive and interactive experience that blends the thrill of live sports with the anticipation of winning. All a user needs to do is complete a line to win a prize and fill the board to claim the jackpot. Two additional games, V.O.A.T. and Streaker, are currently in development and will go live before the end of the 2024 NBA season. In V.O.A.T., players will answer a series of live questions across various in-game events, testing knowledge and strategic decision making. Incorrect guesses eliminate users until one is left standing. The winner scoops the prize offered for that game. In Streaker, users will participate in a pick-em style game built around digital trading cards with trading mechanics. Both games will be offered as free-to-play versions for now, with real-money versions offered in the immediate future. In open beta, the V.O.A.T. product boasted a 91% organic retention rate with the 30,000 strong user base averaging 35 unique sessions per week on the game. “With our V.O.A.T. game, we were able to acquire our entire beta population and watch it grow four times over without spending a dollar on marketing or user acquisition tactics,” said Basketball Forever Chief Strategy Officer Nick Kelland. “ Because we own and operate our games, the majority of Basketball Forever’s content can have V.O.A.T.-related calls to action integrated, which is a pure opportunity for free daily user acquisition. We are expecting V.O.A.T. to grow to 300,000 users by the end of 2024 with a CPA of essentially $0.00. This is a massive opportunity for brands and sponsors in the North American market to reach a large and motivated audience for an extremely low cost.” Founded in 2015, Basketball Forever is a digital media platform creating news and content on the global basketball market. For more than a decade, the company has built its brand organically from Australia, amassing a monthly global audience of more than 110 million unique visitors. Previously, all of its partners, sponsors and development efforts focused on the Australian market, even though the platform reaches 45 million unique visitors per month from the United States alone. With its first major push into the North American market, Basketball Forever will be making several strategic business announcements in the upcoming months. ABOUT BASKETBALL FOREVER Basketball Forever was founded in 2015 with a mission to celebrate the game and embrace its ability to unite people from all over the world. The brand reaches millions globally as the best source of breaking news, commentary, rumors, and culture through a uniquely social-first approach, bringing the best content to the consumer and removing the barriers between the creative and the consumer. The company is currently the top ranked global sports company amongst millennials by engagement, garnering 3.9 billion impressions yearly, with a monthly global reach of 105 million unique visitors. For more information and to subscribe, please visit: BasketballForever.com Contact Details Hot Paper Lantern Sterling A. Randle +1 801-319-6153 srandle@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://basketballforever.com/

February 27, 2024 07:58 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Willy Woo Bitcoin (BTC) Price Forecast, Rising Interest in Ethereum (ETH) ETFs - KangaMoon (KANG) Price Surges

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Renowned analyst Willy Woo predicts a significant shift in Bitcoin's price dynamics, suggesting that the pioneer cryptocurrency may not dip below $30,000 again if a particular on-chain pattern persists. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH) ETFs have emerged as a focal point of interest following the recent approval of Bitcoin spot ETFs by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More interestingly, KangaMoon (KANG) has made waves in the meme coin market with its innovative approach and emphasis on utility and innovation. Serving as the in-game currency for an upcoming play-to-earn (P2E) game, KangaMoon offers players a unique gaming experience coupled with social-fi elements. Willy Woo: Bitcoin (BTC) Won’t Drop Below $30,000 Again According to Willy Woo, if a specific on-chain pattern remains consistent, it's unlikely that Bitcoin (BTC) will drop below $30,000 again. Bitcoin’s chart illustrates dense horizontal bands representing price regions where a significant portion of the supply changed hands among investors, indicating strong agreed-upon values. Woo highlights three key factors associated with this Bitcoin pattern: strong bands of agreed-upon price, transitioning out of a bear market, and approaching the next halving event, marked by vertical bands on the chart. In instances where these conditions align, Bitcoin's price tends to avoid revisiting these established support levels, leading to an "up only” trend. Rising Interest in Ethereum ETFs: SEC Decision Awaited This year, there have been significant developments in the crypto market, indicating a growing interest among companies in establishing a spot Ethereum ETF. Following the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) approval of Bitcoin spot ETFs, analysts are now looking towards Ethereum (ETH). Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart has suggested that a decision on Ethereum ETFs will be made on May 23. Major firms such as BlackRock, VanEck, Hashdex, and Grayscale are actively seeking approval from the SEC. Recently, Franklin Templeton also joined the race for an Ethereum ETF approval, reflecting increasing investor interest in the second-ranked asset. KangaMoon (KANG): Redefining MemeCoins KangaMoon (KANG) is causing a stir in the meme coin market with its unique approach. Unlike traditional memecoins, KangaMoon aims to stand out by emphasizing utility and innovation. Instead of being just meme coin, KangaMoon serves as the in-game currency for an upcoming KangaMoon play-to-earn (P2E) game. In this game, players can engage in battles, spectate matches, and even bet on outcomes, creating an exciting mix of gaming and social-fi elements. Moreover, KangaMoon holders enjoy exclusive benefits such as access to weekly, monthly, and quarterly challenges, which offer extra tokens and in-game items. These items can then be traded on the KangaMoon marketplace, adding another layer of utility to the token. Currently, KangaMoon is in Stage 2 of its presale, with a price of $0.0075 per token. However, anticipation is high for another significant surge in value once a Tier-1 centralized exchange lists KangaMoon in the second quarter of 2024. With experts predicting a potential 1,000% surge in value post-listing, there's no better time to get involved with KangaMoon. Investors can take advantage of the current 15% bonus available for a limited time and start earning KANG tokens by purchasing them and spreading the word on social media. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: https://Kangamoon.com/ Join Our Telegram Community: https://t.me/Kangamoonofficial Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Contact Details Kangamoon marketing@kangamoon.com Company Website https://kangamoon.com/

February 27, 2024 05:44 AM Central Standard Time

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