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SIGMA Announces release of 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary and 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary for Fujifilm X Mount System

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of two lenses for the Fujifilm X Mount camera system. The addition of the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary and 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary expands the line of SIGMA products for Fujifilm X Mount to six versatile lenses. The 100-400mm F5-6.3 is the second zoom lens for Fujifilm X Mount, joining the compact 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens; while the 23mm F1.4 joins the fast F1.4 prime lineup, which also includes the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lenses. The X Mount versions of these lenses join the Leica L and Sony E-mount versions which are currently available for purchase through authorized retailers. The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary ($949 US) and SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary ($549 US) will be available for Fujifilm X Mount cameras at Authorized US Dealers on September 21, 2023. Learn more about the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary lens: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/100-400mm-f5-6-3-dg-dn-os-c Learn more about the SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/23mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c Launch schedule of SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary in FUJIFILM X Mount SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch schedule of the SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary in FUJIFILM X Mount. Supplied Accessories: LENS HOOD LH554-01, FRONT CAP LCF-52mm III, REAR CAP LCR II Available Mount: FUJIFILM X Mount Barcode: 0085126 348755 Available: September 21, 2023 * The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change. #SIGMA #SIGMA23mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADCDN #SIGMAXMount Long-awaited X Mount addition The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary ― a large-aperture wide-angle lens designed exclusively for APS-C mirrorless cameras ― will now be available for the Fujifilm X Mount. A control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for X Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports AF-C (Continuous AF) and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments. *Function available on supported cameras only. Functionality may vary depending on the camera model. Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary to FUJIFILM X Mount. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/support/purpose/mcs/ [ Key Features ] 1. Large aperture F1.4 brightness and excellent resolution from maximum aperture The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary has an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format, as well as the brightness of a large F1.4 aperture and high descriptive power. The optics is composed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including 3 SLD glass elements and 2 aspherical lens elements, to achieve sharp, clear images. The lens delivers excellent resolving power from the maximum aperture. Furthermore, the large F1.4 aperture allows for large, beautiful bokeh effects. The compact, palm-size body allows you to enjoy the rich descriptive power of mirrorless cameras. Careful countermeasures against flare and ghosting enable clear shooting even in backlit environments. 2. Compact body optimized for APS-C mirrorless cameras To take advantage of the mobility of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens body is compact and lightweight, with a weight of 335g*, length of 79.2mm*, and filter diameter of 52mm. At the same time, the quality of the lens body itself has not been compromised. The high-precision machining technology of SIGMA's sole production facility in Aizu, Japan, has enabled the lens body to achieve the ideal balance between excellent optical performance based on the latest optical and mechanical design, and compactness. The AF drive system uses a quiet, high-speed stepping motor. The latest algorithm enables quick focusing for easy shooting. * The figures are for X Mount. * The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount. 3. Expands the variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses The SIGMA Contemporary line offers a wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses. All of them share the concept of combining superior resolution with compactness and light weight. By combining them according to your needs, you can build a compact photographic system without compromising image quality. * The figures are for X Mount. * The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount. [ Additional Features ] • Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements) • Inner focus system • Compatible with high-speed autofocus • Stepping Motor • Compatible with lens aberration correction *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. *On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON'(AUTO). • Support DMF and AF+MF • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only) • Super Multi-Layer Coating • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure • Lens Hood LH554-01 • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system • 9-blade rounded diaphragm • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship [ Key Specifications ] The figures below are for the X Mount version. Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements) Angle of View: 63.4° Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum Aperture: F16 Minimum Focusing Distance: 25cm / 9.8 in. Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:7.3 Filter Size: 52mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length*): 65.8mm x 79.2mm / 2.6in. x 3.1in. Weight: 335g / 11.8 oz. * The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount. Launch schedule of SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary in FUJIFILM X Mount SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch schedule of the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary in FUJIFILM X Mount. Supplied Accessories: LENS HOOD LH770-05, FRONT CAP LCF-67mm III, REAR CAP LCR II, PROTECTIVE COVER PT-31 Available Mount: FUJIFILM X Mount Barcode: 0085126 750756 Available: September 21, 2023 * The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change. #SIGMA #SIGMA100400mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADGDN #SIGMAXMount Long-awaited X Mount addition The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary, which was created in 2020 as the "Handy Tele Master", the DG DN version of the ultra-telephoto zoom dedicated for full-frame mirrorless cameras, will now be added for the Fujifilm X Mount. With the mirrorless large-aperture F1.4 APS-C size single focal length (16mm, 23mm, 30mm, 56mm), F2.8 zoom (18-50mm), and the addition of this super-telephoto zoom lens, SIGMA's X Mount lens lineup has expanded to six lenses. The new lineup covers a wide range of applications, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto. A control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for X Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports AF-C (Continuous AF) and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments. *Function available on supported cameras only. Functionality may vary depending on the camera model. The switches have also been optimized for X Mount. The "AF Function Setting Switch" allows the user to select a function while the AF Function Button is pressed on the lens side. Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary to FUJIFILM X Mount. About Mount Conversion Service: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/support/purpose/mcs/ [ Key Features ] 1. Compact ultra-telephoto zoom equivalent to 600mm in 35mm format The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary for X Mount, the sixth lens to be converted to X Mount, is a ultra-telephoto zoom lens covering an angle of view equivalent to 150-600mm in 35mm format. Despite covering the 600mm equivalent ultra-telephoto range, the lens has a compact design with an length of 199.5mm, a maximum diameter of 86mm, and a weight of 1,135g. It enables ultra-telephoto photography utilizing the compact Fujifilm X Mount system. The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary, designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, can be used with an APS-C format X Mount body to deliver extremely high descriptive performance right up to the extreme periphery. 2. Uncompromising image quality The lens construction of the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary comprises 16 groups and 22 elements, with one FLD and four SLDs used for the effective correction of aberrations and distortions. Built on the latest optical design technology and optimized for mirrorless systems, the lens ensures the same high-resolution image quality all the way to the edges. In addition, it constantly achieves high levels of optical performance and makes the most of its capabilities as a zoom lens in any condition, at every focal length from wide to telephoto, and from close-up shots to telephoto photography. 3. A full range of functionalities that enables smooth and easy ultra-telephoto shooting In addition to a high-speed and smooth AF enabled by the stepping motor optimized to the latest algorithm, the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary incorporates powerful image stabilization (OS) of five steps* built into the lens. When combined with a camera body with image stabilization built in, the lens corrects for pitch and yaw axis rotations, providing even more powerful image stabilization. It also features the AF function setting switch to which the user may select AF lock/AF activation, and the focus limiter switch that allows optimizing the AF range according to the purpose of shooting, Zoom lock switch that fixes the zoom ring at the widest end, preventing it from rotating and causing the lens barrel to extend under its own weight during transportation, OS Switch which the user may switch between Mode 1 for general photography and Mode 2 for motor sports and other applications requiring panning. In addition, the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary supports straight zoom, which allows photographers to zoom in and out by adjusting the hood, enabling intuitive and quick view angle adjustments. It features a “Dual action zoom” which supports both straight zoom and ring zoom. * Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured in 400mm with an APS-C size image sensor) 4. Lightweight & Compact lens body SIGMA designed a light and durable ultra-telephoto zoom lens addition to its Contemporary line. The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary packs functionalities required for angles of view corresponding to focal lengths of 100-400mm in a compact, lightweight body. It is not merely about weight reduction, but the lens is durable, with careful selections to utilize the right materials in the right place. For instance, magnesium alloy is used for the part where a tripod socket is attached, which needs to be very strong. To allow for a pairing with camera bodies of different sizes, a tripod socket, TS-111 kit (sold separately) is available. As this helps reduce any strain on the camera body, photographers can shoot long hours without worrying about it. The tripod socket comes with a strap which also helps reduce strain on the mount when carrying the lens around or during transportation. [ Additional Features ] • Lens construction: 22 elements in 16 groups (1 FLD, 4 SLD) • OS (Optical Stabilizer) function • Inner focus system • Compatible with high-speed autofocus • Stepping motor • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. *On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON'(AUTO). • Super Multi-Layer Coating • AF function button • Focus Limiter • AF function setting switch • OS switch • Zoom lock switch • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure • LENS HOOD LH770-05 • PROTECTIVE COVER PT-31 • Compatible with TRIPOD SOCKET TS-111 Kit • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system • 9-blade rounded diaphragm • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship [ Key Specifications ] The figures below are for the X Mount version. Lens Construction: 22 elements in 16 groups (1 FLD, 4 SLD) Angle of View (APS-C): 16.2° (W) - 4.1° (T) Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum Aperture: F22-29 Minimum Focusing Distance: 112cm (W) – 160cm (T) Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:4.1 (at 400mm focal length) Filter Size: 67mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length*): 86mm x 199.5mm / 3.4 x 7.9 in Weight: 1,135g / 40.0 oz. * The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount. [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed at the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ [Information] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/ SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary product page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_23_14/ SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary product page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c020_100_400_5_63/ SIGMA X Mount special page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/magazine/m_series/others-lenses/fujifilm-x-mount/sigma_xmount_lenses/ ### About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Fujifilm, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA CINE lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA CINE lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 35 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. For information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products, or follow SIGMA America on social media. SIGMA Photo: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SIGMA CINE: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Contact Details SIGMA +1 631-585-1144 SIGMA.PR@Sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

August 31, 2023 09:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Forecasting the Tokens To Lead the Next Bull Wave: Shiba Inu, THORChain, Pomerdoge

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In the never-ending quest for cryptocurrencies with upside potential, Shiba Inu (SHIB), THORChain (RUNE), and Pomerdoge (POMD) stand out. Their enormous growth potential, coupled with vibrant ecosystems and unique offerings, makes them our top picks. In this article, we will take a look at the factors that will contribute to their ascent as the next bull wave nears. Click Here To Find Out More About The Pomerdoge (POMD) Presale Shiba Inu (SHIB): A Potential Leader of the Next Bull Wave Shiba Inu (SHIB), after capturing the imagination of the crypto world with its meme appeal, has grown to become a top token in the crypto landscape. Not only that, Shiba Inu also has one of the most dedicated crypto communities, which plays a crucial role in its growth. These factors contributed to Shiba Inu’s journey from obscurity to prominence, which has been fascinating.In light of the recent developments within the Shiba Inu ecosystem, it is a strong contender to lead the next bull wave. The launch of Shibarium and other ongoing initiatives make SHIB a token to hold in anticipation of the bull run. So, don’t miss out on the potential growth that comes with holding some Shiba Inu. THORChain (RUNE): Revolutionizing DeFi THORChain (RUNE) is a decentralized liquidity protocol. It allows seamless cross-chain exchange of assets without losing full custody, making THORChain a key player within the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. Considering THORChain’s vision to revolutionize DeFi, it is a token that shouldn’t be overlooked. The growing adoption of interoperability and the increasing demand for this solution make THORChain one to hold before the next bull cycle. The reason is that it will experience explosive growth as it harnesses the momentum of the bullish wave. Lastly, THORChain’s critical role in DEX and DeFi makes it a popular option among investors. Pomerdoge (POMD): The Intersection Between Meme and Utility Amidst the established players, Pomerdoge (POMD) emerges as a newcomer with ambitious aspirations. Its whimsical nature, blended with NFT and P2E features, makes it poised for massive growth. Moreover, as a presale token, its growth potential is unrivaled, thereby leading to a surge in its demand. Pomerdoge’s narrative taps into the excitement of potential gains, which market analysts and top experts predict will surpass 3,000% in 2023. Its significant growth potential makes it set to lead the impending bullish wave, thus sparking substantial interest in its presale. At the time of writing, more than $1 million has been raised, proof of confidence in its road map, unique offering, and growth potential.Its vibrant ecosystem will feature a P2E game that will connect and network players across countries. In addition to networking, players will play a competitive game and earn rewards, thereby increasing activity. Additionally, the ecosystem will host an NFT collection, which will attract even more users to the platform. The POMD token presale recently kicked off, with a token at $0.008. Find out more about the Pomerdoge (POMD) Presale Today: Website: https://pomerdoge.com/ Telegram Community: https://t.me/pomerdoge Contact Details Pomerdoge Pomerdoge PR & Media pr@pomerdoge.com

August 31, 2023 03:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Two-time Superbowl champion, Travis Kelce, announces the first ever “Kelce Car Jam”

Full Scope PR

Kansas City is about to be fueled by excitement and community spirit as it gears up for the first-ever "Kelce Car Jam", powered by Club Car Wash. This block party-style event is not just a party - it's a party with a purpose, set to take place in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. The event is aimed at benefiting the Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation and their commendable work with vulnerable youth in the city. "We're thrilled to have Club Car Wash on board for this event," said Travis Kelce, the founder of the Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation. "This is more than a car show, it's a celebration of our community, and we couldn't do it without the support of our sponsors, including Real Truck and Andy’s Frozen Custard." The Kelce Car Jam promises an impressive lineup of activities and attractions, including food, drinks, music, and a display of some of the city's most unique and coolest cars. Among the vehicles on display will be some from Travis' personal collection. Tickets will be available in limited numbers starting Wednesday, August 30, on the Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation's website, 87running.org. Be sure to grab yours and join us for an unforgettable day of cars, community, and charity! ### About Eighty-Seven & Running Eighty-Seven & Running helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills. Founded in 2015, we have remained dedicated to providing resources and enrichment opportunities for youth and their communities through fundraising, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged youth to achieve success by providing resources and support to their communities and cultivating their talent in the areas of education, business, athletics, STEM, and the arts. We seek to change the outcomes of underserved youth in communities across the U.S. by creating access to opportunities, enrichment, and advancement. Contact Details A&A Management Sarah Edenfield +1 440-476-6330 sedenfield@aamanagementgroup.com Full Scope PR Pia Malihi +1 323-321-2004 pia@fullscopepr.com

August 30, 2023 02:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Logitix Names Sports Industry Executive Travis Apple as Chief Revenue Officer

Logitix

Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced it has named Travis Apple as Chief Revenue Officer. Apple will oversee all revenue for Logitix as the organization continues to bring innovation to the ticketing landscape in sports and entertainment. Apple’s extensive sports industry experience includes overseeing ticket sales and service for organizations in the NBA and MLB. Apple joins an experienced team at Logitix that works with over 400 teams and properties from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and other live event companies across the sports, music, performing arts, and entertainment industries. As CRO, Apple will connect the ticket-selling world to Logitix’s unique platform that analyzes millions of real-time data points and provides up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. “Travis brings incredible experience and expertise across our diverse market segments,” said Logitix CEO Stu Halberg. “Having been a Logitix partner, a competitor, and a decision maker to many of Logitix’s clients, Travis understands the needs of our industry and the value that Logitix brings to any ticketing strategy.” Apple is an award-winning author, weekly podcast host, and business strategist and was most recently the Executive Vice President for General Sports Worldwide, an executive search and training firm. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and Senior Director of Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO), where he oversaw ticketing for all of the NBA, WNBA, and G-League teams. “I am thrilled to be joining the impressive Logitix team and showcasing the innovative technology that we can provide to sports and entertainment clients,” says Apple. “Throughout my team and league experience, it became clear there is an opportunity for the right partnerships to drive business operations. This new role combines my passion for identifying difference-making technology to help drive sports and entertainment business operations. I look forward to providing those services for our global clients. ” Earlier in his career, Apple was the Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service for the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Rattlers (AFL), and Northern Arizona Suns (G-League). Before his time in Arizona, he was the Senior Director of Ticket Sales for the Orlando Magic (NBA) and the Director of Business Development for the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). He started his career with the Atlanta Hawks (NBA), Atlanta Thrashers (NHL), and State Farm Arena. Apple has established himself as a thought leader in the sports industry, having written the book Hustle Your Way to $ucce$$ in Sports Sales. He also hosts a weekly podcast, 52 Weeks of Hustle, where he sits down with industry leaders to discuss their career paths and what it takes to be successful. He graduated from Ashland University with a triple major in Sports Communication, Electronic Media Production, and Journalism. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

August 30, 2023 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Survey Reveals Rise of Tethered Nomading: Digital Nomads Answer the Office's Beckoning

MBO Partners

The latest research conducted by​ MBO Partners® has uncovered a new workforce phenomenon - "Tethered Nomading" - redefining the world of digital nomadism. Contrary to traditional globetrotting norms, more than half (53%) of American digital nomads now plan to embrace their work-travel lifestyle exclusively within the United States; 47% plan on spending at least some time in another country. Only 10% of all digital nomads intend to spend the entire year abroad. As employers call employees back to the office, digital nomads still plan to continue their nomadic lifestyle. However, the data underscores an uptick in "slomading"- visiting fewer locations but spending more time at each stop. The MBO Partners 2023 State of Independence study found that 17.3 million American workers currently describe themselves as digital nomads, increasing 2% from 2022 after increasing a staggering 131% from the pre-pandemic year 2019 to 2022. "As employers enforce back-to-office mandates, a paradigm shift is unfolding, revealing the dynamic evolution of the modern-day nomad," said Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners. "While a considerable number of digital nomads are gravitating towards domestic pursuits, this presents an opportune moment for employers to embrace that spirit of exploration while fostering seamless connections to local communities. It calls for innovative policies and practices as employers navigate a world that includes adventure and productivity." This year's study showed five additional key insights about digital nomads, including: The Silver Nomads Are Rising… and Fast. While digital nomads have traditionally skewed young, older cohorts -- Gen Xers (born 1965-1980) and Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) -- increased their share of digital nomads from 36% in 2022 to 42% in 2023. With the decline of the pandemic, older workers are more willing to travel and more interested in becoming digital nomads. Digital Nomads Hit the Road with Their Kids (and Pets). The survey showed that nearly a quarter (24%) of digital nomads travel with their children, and 14% even bring their pets. But traveling with kids is more challenging and complex than traveling alone or even as a couple. The top challenges digital nomads with kids cited are the expenses associated with traveling as a family, safety, and health concerns, the lack of stability and routines, educational challenges, and socialization issues for their children. Geoarbitrage Becomes Hack for Financial Freedom. To help stretch their income, many digital nomads work from places with relatively low living costs, including destinations like Southeast Asia or Portugal, which has established itself as a European hotspot popular with nomads. At the same time, they often serve customers virtually in higher-wage labor markets, or their employers are in higher-wage countries. Combining low-cost living with higher expat income, they can take advantage of income/living cost "geo-arbitrage." This enables lower-income digital nomads to fund their travels and spend less time working to support themselves and more time enjoying their adventures. Nomadic Camouflage Becomes the New Workforce Hue. In this year's survey, 14% of digital nomads with traditional jobs reported that their employer does not know they are nomadic. An additional 18% say their company has no digital nomad policy, but their boss has permitted them to work nomadically. In other words, about one-third of digital nomads with traditional jobs are "hidden nomads," meaning the company does not know where they are working. This means they could break local employment laws and regulations without their employer knowing they are doing so. The Nomad Rush: Countries and Cities Vying Hard for Digital Wanderers. Five years ago, digital nomads were considered an eccentric and fringe group of nomadic workers. But digital nomadism is now mainstream, and this year 17.3 million Americans – a stunning 11% of American workers – are digital nomads. Governments at all levels, both in the U.S. and abroad, realize that digital nomads spend more money than tourists, create jobs for locals - and even start local businesses. Because of this, 58 countries have created special digital nomad visas and other programs, smoothing out red tape and making it easier for digital nomads to locate in their countries. To obtain a copy of the 2023 MBO Partners Digital Nomad research brief, please visit www.mbopartners.com/state-of-independence/digital-nomads. About MBO Partners®​ MBO Partners is a direct sourcing platform that enables enterprises and independents to work efficiently together. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. For more information, visit​ ​mbopartners.com. Contact Details Karen Swim +1 586-461-2103 karen@wordsforhirellc.com Company Website https://mbopartners.com

August 29, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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World’s Aviation and Logistics Changemakers Converge on Hong Kong to Steer Future Development in 2024

Hong Kong Tourism Board

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 August 2023 - Further to the successful completion of the 3rd JCtrans Global Freight Forwarders Expo and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Aviation Day at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the world of logistics and aviation is looking to Hong Kong to spearhead industry exchanges and new growth opportunities. Industry experts are inspired by the city's new infrastructure, and its strategic role as an international logistics and aviation hub as well as being an important gateway of the Greater Bay Area (GBA). On top of the home-grown Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC) to be held in November this year, IATA World Cargo Symposium 2024, Aero-Engines Asia-Pacific 2024 and Super Terminal Expo 2024 will all be staged in Hong Kong for the first time. Kenneth Wong, General Manager, MICE & Cruise of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said "We are thrilled that Hong Kong has become the destination of choice for multiple aviation and logistic events! The city's status as an aviation hub with a globally connected transportation network, a future-proof Airport City development, top-notch convention venues and a gateway to the GBA makes it a strategic choice in the region to host major industry events. " Hong Kong as an aviation hub Located in the heart of Asia, Hong Kong is within five hours' flight of half of the world's population, with Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) providing globally renowned air transport services. It is frequently ranked among the world's busiest international passenger airports as it hosts some 120 airlines; it is also the busiest cargo airport in the world, with cargo throughput of 4.2 million tonnes in 2022, making it one of very few airports that's a leader in both fields. Airport City as a booster for business events To enhance the connectivity with the GBA and the world, HKIA is transforming itself from a city airport to an Airport City. A robust expansion strategy is in place including the Three-runway System that will increase capacity by 50% to be able to serve 120 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo annually. Plans are in hand to strengthen the multimodal network with GBA cities through state-of-the-art cross-boundary infrastructure, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to ensure seamless travel via Hong Kong, which helps to facilitate more multi-destination exchange and excursions within the region. As part of the Airport City development, AWE - which is located right next to the international airport, is expanding to house the city's largest indoor arena with over 20,000 seats, thus attracting more large-scale events to stage in town. These enhancements position the city as a super-connector to capture more business opportunities of both the lucrative GBA market and the world, providing growth impetus to Hong Kong's MICE industry. Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Hong Kong Convention Ambassador said, "I am thrilled to bring significant industry events to our city, which reflects the role of Hong Kong as a leading aviation, transportation and logistics hub. As a member of the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador programme, I look forward to welcoming even more business events and delegates from around the world." Simon Li, Chairman of AWE commented, "AWE takes immense pride in facilitating transformative dialogues set to redefine the transportation and logistics sectors. The events will demonstrate the unprecedented synergies that can be achieved in all-in-one Lantau, the heart of Hong Kong's transport network, comprises of new hotels, the city's largest hub for retail, dining and entertainment – 11SKIES, and an award-winning MICE venue." IATA World Cargo Symposium to be hosted in Hong Kong for the first time Having been the world's leading air cargo hub for many years, HKIA will be the host airport for the 2024 edition of the IATA World Cargo Symposium in March. The conference is expected to attract over 1,000 attendees from around the world, with the aim of tackling subjects related to technology and innovation, security and customs, cargo operations, and sustainability. Conrad Clifford, Deputy Director General and Corporate Secretary, IATA said, "Hong Kong has the elements needed to retain its status as an important aviation hub for both passengers and air cargo. This includes having a strong hub airline, Cathay Pacific, as well as having the experience and expertise in handling perishable goods, lithium batteries and other dangerous cargo. I am confident that Hong Kong's traffic will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, three years earlier than previously expected. This is in line with expectations of a faster recovery in the Asia-Pacific region." Super Terminal Expo 2024 inaugural in Hong Kong to capture world's fastest growing market Debuting at AWE in November 2024, Super Terminal Expo 2024 – the first of its kind – will feature dynamic networking opportunities and educational sessions as well as highlight important insights into trends and technologies shaping the future of cargo and passenger terminals, as well as ports, railways and building construction industries. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of Commercial Development for Informa Markets added: "The Asia-Pacific region is the largest global logistics and passenger transport market, and Hong Kong sits right at its heart. We are delighted to host the inaugural Super Terminal Expo in this thriving market. Right before the flagship exhibition, we will also host Aero-Engines Asia-Pacific 2024 as part of Aviation Week Network's Aero-Engines series in the city in April 2024. These events present a raft of opportunities that will allow businesses to tap into the growing demand for logistics and passenger transportation services." Future Aviation, Transport, Logistics Conventions and Exhibitions Contact Details Hong Kong Tourism Board Ms Ivy Chung +852 2807 6255 ivy.chung@hktb.com Hong Kong Tourism Board Ms Candice Leung +852 2807 6578 candice.leung@hktb.com

August 29, 2023 04:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Pepe (PEPE) Encounter Selling Pressure; Pomerdoge (POMD) Presale Marks Success

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Some popular cryptocurrencies are going through interesting times lately. Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Pepe (PEPE) are dealing with selling pressure, whereas Pomerdoge is enjoying the success of its presale. Let's take a closer look at the recent events, and see what they mean. Summary Shiba Inu (SHIB) Faces Hiccup with Blockchain Pause, Bounces Back with Safety Measures. Pepe's (PEPE) price fluctuated, held by hopeful investors, still far from its peak at $0.00000116. Pomerdoge's presale success, play-to-earn games, and potential price surge from $0.009 to $0.35 garner attention in a volatile crypto market. Click Here To Find Out More About The Pomerdoge (POMD) Presale Shiba Inu's (SHIB) Journey Faces a Hurdle The journey of Shiba Inu (SHIB) has hit a bumpy patch. Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) special Shibarium Blockchain had to stop adding blocks due to an increased number of transactions. This unexpected pause raised worries about the safety of funds. Thus, they put things on hold. But now, things are back on track for Shiba Inu (SHIB). The creator of Shiba Inu (SHIB), Kaal Dhairya, plans to enhance the system to enable more transactions. Despite this hiccup, Shiba Inu (SHIB) is taking smart steps like getting insurance for $2 million. However, Shiba Inu (SHIB) is priced at $0.00000843, a drop of 73.93% from its best value. Pepe's (PEPE) Price Bounces as Whales Support Pepe's (PEPE) price has been going up and down recently. Pepe (PEPE) went up by 5% because whales showed a lot of interest. The reason Pepe's (PEPE) price is staying stable is because the investors are steadily buying, and not selling. They believe in Pepe's (PEPE) future, so they're holding onto it even when the market isn't doing well. This shows they're hopeful about Pepe's (PEPE) long-term success. It's difficult to predict what Pepe's (PEPE) price will do in the short term. But in the past, Pepe (PEPE) has been fluctuating. Moreover, Pepe (PEPE) is worth $0.00000116, which is about 70% lower than its highest value. Pomerdoge (POMD) Thrives Amid Crypto Ups and Downs with Strong Presale and Gaming Triumph Amidst the ups and downs of the crypto market, Pomerdoge emerges as a success story. The platform's presale has captured attention, selling over 120 million POMD tokens, and raising over $980,000. Furthermore, Investors are intrigued by Pomerdoge's unique play-to-earn gaming setup, featuring avatars inspired by meme coins. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Take a look at our current competition within our telegram group where 3 users will each win $5,000 each in POMD tokens<a href="https://t.co/B9zhnIQa6C">https://t.co/B9zhnIQa6C</a><br><br>Be there or be square <a href="https://t.co/iw2BMK01Wt">pic.twitter.com/iw2BMK01Wt</a></p>&mdash; Pomerdoge (@pomerdoge) <a href="https://twitter.com/pomerdoge/status/1694223690777465120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 23, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The core of this setup, the Pomergame, created by skilled gaming professionals, provides opportunities for earnings. Collectibles and rewards from the game can be turned into cash on the marketplace. Moreover, the game regularly hosts contests and giveaways with prizes reaching up to $100,000. Additionally, experts anticipate Pomerdoge's gaming ecosystem to drive a price surge, possibly taking the current token value of $0.009 to an impressive $0.35. This optimism grows as more games integrate into the expanding universe of the project. Furthermore, blockchain gaming dominance increased from 43% in Q4 of 2022 to 46% in Q1 of 2023, and POMD is well-positioned to capitalize on this trend. Find out more about the Pomerdoge (POMD) Presale Today Website: https://pomerdoge.com/ Telegram Community: https://t.me/pomerdoge Contact Details Pomerdoge Marketing Team marketing@pomerdoge.com

August 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Uncorking Opportunities: Vint’s Innovative Approach To Fine Wine Investment Accessibility

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By James Wells, Benzinga Stay up to date with the latest on Vint here As the lines between the physical and digital worlds blur, barriers to investment accessibility are crumbling. This shift is democratizing the investment landscape, making both mainstream and niche industries accessible not just to the elite but to the average investor as well. With the advent of new investing technology, platforms like Vint are leading a revolution in investment accessibility. By unlocking doors to lucrative alternative assets such as fine wine, they're transforming the way retail consumers perceive and approach investments. This shift goes beyond mere trends; it enables the common investor to manage a portfolio that's hedged, diversified and optimized for growth – just like an institutional investor. A fine wine index called Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 GREW in value during the Great Recession. Premium liquor has been moving to the beat of its own drum. Click here to invest in curated casks/collections. The New Horizon: Investment Accessibility In A Digital Age In the traditional investment arena, certain asset classes like real estate, private equity and fine wine have historically largely been reserved for the wealthy and institutional investors due to significant capital requirements. This exclusivity not only limited lucrative opportunities but also marginalized a large segment of the population. As a result, the prospect of wealth diversification and strong financial growth remained inaccessible to many, reinforcing a system that favored the financially privileged and restricted broader participation in alternative investment classes. Accessibility in investment is essential for several reasons: Wealth & Retirement: Wise and consistent investing enables wealth-building and financially sustainable retirement. Opportunities: Increased accessibility provides more opportunities for average consumers. Profitability: More participation drives economic growth, benefiting both financial institutions and individual investors. The digital age has heralded a new era of investment accessibility, dismantling traditional barriers through innovations like fractional ownership. This groundbreaking approach allows investors to own a portion of an asset, transforming previously unattainable investments into opportunities accessible to a wider audience. Vint's Revolution: Democratizing Fine Wine Investment Wine enthusiasts may dream of owning a 1900 Chateau Margaux or a Glenfiddich 50-year-old scotch, priced at $25,000 and $30,000 respectively. However, these treasures are often beyond the reach of the typical wine enjoyer and investor. Vint, an investment platform enabling fractional ownership, solves this problem by making rare collections accessible. By offering shares priced as low as $100, Vint opens the wine and spirits market to a broader audience. Investors can sign up with Vint in minutes to access a curated list of collections. The process is user-friendly. Investors browse selections crafted based on market trends and appreciation potential. Vint manages all investment management aspects, from temperature-controlled storage to buying and selling logistics. With fractional ownership, average investors can now tap into the unique advantages of fine wine exposure: Historically Consistent Returns: Fine wine has yielded a 13.6% annualized return over the past 15 years, offering the potential to double an investment in roughly six to seven years. Low Correlation With Traditional Markets: Fine wine and spirits provide a low correlation with traditional assets, making them an excellent addition to a diversified portfolio. Low Volatility: The value of wine typically increases as bottles become rarer over time, reducing price volatility. This supply and demand imbalance makes wine and spirits an attractive option for risk-averse investors. A Taste Of Success: The Impact Of Lower Capital Requirements Vint operates at the crossroads of technology and fine wine investing. Lower capital requirements in the fine wine market, as facilitated by Vint's platform, have a multifaceted impact that extends beyond just financial accessibility. Here's how: Diversification And Risk Management: Vint's fractional ownership model allows diversification across various wines and spirits, with capital requirements as low as $100 per share, enhancing potential returns and spreading risk exposure. Liquidity And Accessibility: Vint's approach infuses the traditionally illiquid fine wine market with liquidity, democratizing access to premium products like Japanese whiskey from Karuizawa or the 288-bottle collection of Haut Brion and La Mission. Market Growth And Education: Vint's lowered barriers stimulate demand in the fine wine market, fostering growth and expanding the customer base, boosting exclusivity and encouraging a new segment of wine enthusiasts to engage with the market. However, while democratizing access, investors must remain aware of risks such as market volatility, provenance issues and storage costs. A Vintage Opportunity: Vint Finance's Pioneering Pathway Vint's platform pioneers a blend of innovation and tradition, transforming engagement with the traditionally exclusive fine wine asset class. By lowering capital requirements, Vint not only broadens investment opportunities but also fosters inclusivity, diversification and potential portfolio growth. Read Next: Making Money With Whiskey And Wine? Fractional Ownership Player Democratizes Wine And Spirits Investing Young, Rich Americans Don't Trust the Stock Market, So They're Turning to Alternative Assets to Amplify Their Wealth Founded in 2019, Vint set out to financialize fine wine and spirits and create a new asset class. Vint received SEC qualification in 2021, thereby creating the first fully-transparent, efficient platform for wine, spirits, and futures collection investing. Vint offers expert-curated, thematic collections of fine wine & spirits to institutional, accredited, and non-accredited investors. Since launching, Vint has securitized and offered over $6M worth of assets. Through Q3 2022, Vint has generated returns of 28.3% for asset exits on a net annualized basis since inception. Vint is backed by leading investors Montage Ventures, MS&AD Ventures, Goat Rodeo Capital, Fintech Ventures & Slow Ventures. To learn more about Vint, visit Vint.co. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brady Weller Brady@vint.co Company Website https://vint.co/

August 25, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Trailblazing DFS Platform GameBlazers Launches for 2023 Football Season

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GameBlazers, a brand new fantasy game empowering sports fans to create and manage their own experience, today announced that its groundbreaking platform is live for the 2023 football season. Users can start playing now at GameBlazers.com. Instead of picking players in a traditional draft, users build their rosters by purchasing digitally-based Athlete Items in Item Packs or individually on the built-in marketplace. Users can then enter them in different season-long or weekly gaming structures for prizes and rewards. To further set itself apart from traditional fantasy, there isn’t just one of each Athlete Item available in the GameBlazers’ ecosystem. Player Items have a Multiplier assigned to them, so every point an Item earns is then multiplied by 1.0 through 1.5, increasing in.1 increments. This unique feature allows Athletes that might be lower on the Top 100 to become more valuable, which makes for a deeper and expanded player pool. “The way we enjoy video games, music and other forms of entertainment along with how we collect, trade and manage assets have all adapted to the modern age, but fantasy sports has seen little advancement in two decades,” said Rourke Sturthers, CEO of GameBlazers. “Our goal with GameBlazers is to create a platform that truly bridges the gap between the modern and future worlds of fantasy sports into a first-of-its-kind user experience. GameBlazers looks to modernize fantasy sports entirely. Our innovative gameplay mechanics gives players the opportunity to be the Owner, GM and Coach of their fantasy franchise.” Once an Item Pack is opened, Items can be used in lineups and other gaming structures, or sold in the GameBlazers marketplace. While not NFTs, Users will have a wallet, or Roster, where Items will live, enabling them to grow their collection without constraints on Roster size. Another gameplay mechanic where GameBlazers differentiates itself is the lifetime of Player Items. Some of the items have an “unlimited” lifetime, expiring only after the Athlete retires and can be used from season to season. Others will have a lifetime duration of 12-months from the Pack open date. GameBlazers has also taken concepts from the video game world and added battle pass-like mechanics to the ecosystem, rewarding Users over time for regular participation. Recently, GameBlazers signed agreements with Full Moon Sports Solutions and Raging Moose to help with partnerships, licensing, and product development of the platform. Full Moon Sports Solutions is a strategy consulting firm specializing in business and product development for the fantasy, gaming and sports betting industry and has aided in developing strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities with professional sports leagues and associations. Raging Moose is a technology consulting group specializing in game design and gameplay mechanics. Having worked on FIFA Ultimate Team, the group is assisting GameBlazers in developing a proprietary Item Distribution Framework that assigns the Athletes, Multipliers, Rarities and other forms of metadata to the in-game Items. Sign up to play and read more about the platform on GameBlazers.com. About GameBlazers GameBlazers is a new sports gaming platform bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds into a first-of-its-kind user experience. GameBlazers blends the best elements of fantasy sports, sports gaming, and collectible in-game items to create a more sustainable and more engaging gameplay. GameBlazers enables innovative gameplay mechanics that give Players the opportunity to be the Owner, GM and Coach of their Fantasy Franchise. For more information or to join the beta, please visit: https://www.gameblazers.com/ Contact Details Sterling Randle srandle@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.gameblazers.com/

August 25, 2023 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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