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

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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, 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 Full Scope PR Pia Malihi +1 323-321-2004

August 30, 2023 02:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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BELLAMI Launches World's First Professional Grade Hair Extension Care Collection


BELLAMI, the global leader in hair extensions’ billion-dollar industry, launches BELLAMI Professional Hair Care, the world’s first professional-grade hair extension care collection for in-salon and at-home use. In collaboration with its network of renowned hair stylists, who have close to a million hair extension installs under their belts, BELLAMI developed uniquely formulated, clinically proven extension-driven hair care solutions, designed to double the lifetime of hair extensions, protecting the investment of a growing customer base, while strengthening the health and integrity of natural hair. “There is beauty in innovation,” says John Costanza, Group Vice President of Beauty Industry Group leading the charge for BELLAMI. “We know hair better than any brand on the market. This isn’t just a hair care line that happens to work with extensions. We spent the last three years collaborating with industry professionals, chemists and BELLAMI educators, who work with hair every single day, to perfect the formulas and deliver a comprehensive solution-oriented approach to hair and extension treatment in-salon and at-home.” BELLAMI’s professional and at-home collections are infused with first of its kind H-2™ and proprietary Vita-Seal™ complexes. Unlike other bond-building technologies, the brand’s revolutionary H-2™ Complex contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, rather than just one, which allows formulas to target different areas of damage and achieve maximum results. The Hydrophilic portion balances and reconstructs the hydrogen and ionic bonds fundamental to hair structure, creating a smooth and even surface. The hydrophobic component replenishes lipids stripped from the hair during coloring or heat styling. BELLAMI’s at-home formulas complement the brand’s professional line by offering salon-quality maintenance to protect hair from UV exposure and thermal damage. Each product is designed to seal in the professional H-2™Complex while BELLAMI’s proprietary vitamin-rich Vita-Seal™ Complex locks in nutrients to preserve the hair’s integrity and prevent future breakage, while improving the overall condition and appearance of hair with continued use. BELLAMI Professional Hair Care launches in Canada with ten professional products, available in-salon and at BELLAMI Professional, and eight at-home products which are now available at and at the BELLAMI Beauty Bar located at 1168 Robson St., Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5, Canada. The collections incorporate clarifying and moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, a scalp detox, treatment masks and a bond fusion system that reduces breakage by up to 63% and tangling by up to 89% (TRI Princeton). All products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free and inclusively formulated for all hair types and textures, and some of the products are vegan and gluten-free. Refill pouches are available for shampoos and conditioners and all aluminum and plastic components are recyclable. ABOUT BELLAMI Founded in 2012 by Nikki Eslami and Julius Salerno, BELLAMI is a global leader of high end, luxurious, ethically sourced and sustainably produced full-cuticle 100% Human Remy hair enhancement solutions for consumers and salon professionals. As the largest hair extensions brand in the world, collaborating with certified hair stylists, BELLAMI offers a full range of clip-in extensions and the four pro hair extension methods - Wefts, Tape-Ins, K-Tips, I-Tips. It is the only brand to have complete control over the sourcing and international manufacturing process, ensuring that all products are ethically sourced and sustainably produced. BELLAMI’s hair enhancement solutions and hair care are available via its e-commerce platform and company-owned stores, the BELLAMI Beauty Bars. BELLAMI is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. ABOUT BEAUTY INDUSTRY GROUP Established in 2004, Beauty Industry Group is an industry leader for professionally installed and DIY hair extensions and related beauty products. Beauty Industry Group's professional products are sold in more than 1,200 stores throughout North America and its collective brands service more than 30,000 salons across over 165 countries. Beauty Industry Group has offices in 6 countries and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Contact Details Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 Company Website

August 30, 2023 08:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Logitix Names Sports Industry Executive Travis Apple as Chief Revenue Officer


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 or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 Company Website

August 30, 2023 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rising Trend: Exploring the Popularity of No Deposit Bonuses in the USA

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The idea of no deposit bonuses has completely revolutionized the way that online casinos and gambling are marketed in the United States. The attractiveness of no deposit bonuses has increased rapidly as players look for ways to maximize their gaming experience without risking their own money. This article explores the factors behind these bonuses' rising popularity and their effects on the American online gambling market. To get the latest real money no deposit offers, we recommend visiting Experiencing Risk-Free Play No deposit bonuses present players with an alluring opportunity: the ability to play real-money casino games without having to make a deposit. Newcomers to the world of online gambling find this risk-free option particularly alluring because it enables them to test out various games, comprehend the rules, and acquire a feel for the casino's platform before depositing any money. Similar to a test drive, it enables players to determine their level of interest and comfort before getting started. Attracting Players No deposit incentives appeal to gamers of all skill levels. Even experienced gamblers are enticed by these bonuses since they offer a special opportunity to test out a new casino or game without incurring any financial obligations. The player pool is diversified by the increased audience, which also attracts people who might not have otherwise looked into a casino's amenities. Therefore, no deposit bonuses act as a link to unite a wider range of gamblers, resulting in a more active and interesting online gaming community. Exploring Game Variety No deposit bonuses frequently have the adaptability to be usable with a variety of casino games. Players can experiment with slots, table games, poker, and other games, expanding their horizons and exposing them to genres of games they might not have otherwise thought about. This variation makes the gaming experience richer and motivates players to venture outside of their comfort zones, which increases engagement and prolongs play sessions. Casino Competition The rise in popularity of no deposit bonuses has increased competition among US-based online casinos. Casinos are compelled to give increasingly alluring and creative no deposit bonuses in an effort to outdo one another in order to stand out in a crowded industry. The players, who are given a variety of tempting offers to pick from, ultimately gain from this fierce rivalry. Players can benefit from increasingly significant incentives and benefits as a result, which further improves their gaming experience. Building Player Trust Casinos employ no deposit incentives as a means of winning over players' trust and developing a strong relationship. Casinos show their dedication to supplying a fair and entertaining gaming environment by giving patrons a sample of what to anticipate without any upfront money commitment. In a society where there may still be some skepticism towards internet gambling, this transparency may be essential. Responsible Gambling Despite the unquestionable appeal of no deposit bonuses, sensible gambling techniques must always be emphasized. The terms and conditions of these bonuses should always be reviewed by players because they frequently have wagering requirements and withdrawal limits. Setting limits and being aware of one's own gambling habits are also essential to making sure that pursuing these bonuses is always fun and within control. Conclusion The promise of risk-free fun and potential winnings has made no deposit bonuses one of the distinguishing elements of the online gambling environment in the USA. Both novice and seasoned gamblers find them appealing, which promotes a vibrant and active player community. These bonuses are becoming increasingly popular, which alters the dynamics of competition between online casinos and improves the overall gaming experience while enticing players to gamble sensibly and have fun. Contact Details Gabriel Hall

August 30, 2023 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FTN Network Announces Multi-Year Contract with Football Data Giant Aaron Schatz

FTN Network

FTN Network, a company built for delivering affordable, customizable, and highly detailed and advanced NFL data for betting, season-long fantasy, and daily fantasy, announced today that it has signed industry-leading football data analyst and DVOA creator Aaron Schatz to a multi-year contract and named him Chief Analytics Officer. On the heels of his decision to partner with FTN for the release of his industry-leading Football Almanac, Schatz joins FTN after leaving Football Outsiders, which he created in 2003. FTN Network will now feature Schatz’s DVOA, a unique statistical method of evaluating football teams, units or players, and all of Schatz’s football-related content. Football lovers will be able to find Schatz’s insights on FTN Bets, FTN Daily and FTN Fantasy. FTN Bets subscribers will see DVOA (Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average) and other impactful stats such as adjusted line yards incorporated into its NFL Model, while FTN Daily customers will have access to DVOA vs specific defenders. Its daily fantasy player projections and rankings will also incorporate Schatz’s extensive data. FTN Fantasy will have DVOA, Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement (DYAR) and many other stats unique to Schatz’s analytics available to its subscribers. Lastly, DVOA will also be integrated into FTN Data’s business-to-business offering for 2024. This will be the first time Schatz’s unique NFL Data is available directly to other businesses. “Adding Aaron as Chief Analytics Officer for the long term and as a voice in the FTN community was of utmost importance to us,” said FTN Network CEO Kevin Adams. “The day we launched the 2023 FTN Football Almanac, the site almost crashed and we had to upgrade our server capacity fourfold, showcasing the literal impact Aaron’s talents have made on our site already. Aaron is the best of the best, and we’re incredibly proud to be able to offer Aaron and his data and insights to our community, and continue to provide the best leg up when it comes to fantasy and betting.” In addition to his written work, Aaron will also co-host a bi-weekly podcast with NFL writer Mike Tanier on the FTN Podcast Network entitled “The Schatz & Tanier NFL Podcast.” Schatz will also run a premium Discord channel where he will field questions directly from FTN subscribers. “I have been incredibly impressed with FTN since our first meeting for the 2023 Football Almanac,” Schatz said. “The resources and support that I have received since I started working with FTN have not only been a natural fit, but have made the adjustment to my new environment almost seamless. Because of the flexibility and depth of FTN’s data, I’ve been able to prepare for the upcoming football season without skipping a beat. I’m looking forward to creating more engaging content for the FTN community over the next few years.” Schatz’s resume also includes writing for and ESPN The Magazine, and appearances as a regular panelist on ESPN 2’s Numbers Never Lie, among other accomplishments. He has spoken at numerous conferences including the MIT Sloan Conference and he has written for many esteemed publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Slate. Aaron Schatz's FTN Football Almanac 2023 is still available for purchase, and is available in digital and paperback versions. About FTN Network FTN Network is a sports data B2B and fantasy sports and betting media B2C company. Founded in 2020, FTN gives the fantasy and sports betting community an edge through its own unique ecosystem, providing customizable tools that turn raw data into true insights while also offering expert analysis and content to help users make the best decision possible. FTN Network consists of FTN Fantasy (the home of fantasy football), FTN Daily (the home of daily fantasy sports), FTN Bets (the home of sports betting insights) and FTN Data (the home of NFL data). Contact Details Sterling A. Randle +1 801-319-6153

August 29, 2023 10:01 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 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​ ​ Contact Details Karen Swim +1 586-461-2103 Company Website

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 Hong Kong Tourism Board Ms Candice Leung +852 2807 6578

August 29, 2023 04:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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9/11 Day nonprofit will host large-scale volunteer service projects in 18 cities for 9/11 in partnership with the federal agency AmeriCorps, NFL and NHL sports teams, and other prominent partners

9/11 Day

9/11 Day, the nonprofit which founded and worked successfully to establish September 11 as an annual National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law, today announced that it will stage 18 large-scale volunteer projects across the nation in observance of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More than 20,000 volunteers are expected to participate – the largest number of volunteers ever to sign up for 9/11 Day’s annual meal packing program. 9/11 Day also estimates that, in total, 30 million Americans or more are expected to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by doing good deeds, making September 11 the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement. All 18 of 9/11 Day’s Meal Packs will take place on Monday, September 11, 2023. The New York City Meal Pack for 9/11 Day – the largest event of its type in the nation – will take place over two days, September 11 and 12, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the famous now-retired aircraft carrier docked on the west side of Manhattan. More than 4,500 volunteers representing 120 NY-metro area employers and organizations are expected to participate, packing as many as 1.5 million meals for New Yorkers at risk of hunger. All of the meals packed across the nation will be donated for September’s “Hunger Action Month,” to benefit local Feeding America-affiliated and other food banks that serve these communities. 9/11 Day is partnering with US Hunger, Meals of Hope, Kids Around the World, and The Pack Shack to source the food ingredients that will be assembled into the meals, and to manage meal packing logistics. Locations of this year’s annual 9/11 Day Meal Pack projects are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington, DC. Many of the 9/11 Day Meal Packs will be co-hosted or supported by professional sports teams at stadiums, arenas and other prominent venues. These include Lincoln Financial Field with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mercedes Benz Stadium with AMB Sports + Entertainment, 1STBANK Center with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, and Colorado Mammoth), Enterprise Center with the St. Louis Blues, Yuengling Arena with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Cleveland Browns Stadium, NRG Stadium, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, Agganis Arena with Boston University, and other well-known locations. Funding for these events is being provided under a grant from AmeriCorps, the governmental agency that oversees the nation’s federal volunteer service programs, along with private sector support from more than 400 companies that have signed on to provide financial assistance, as well as engage their employees as volunteers in the meal packs. These include principal funders Citi, United Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., and KPMG. Other prominent organizations also supporting the 9/11 Day Meal Packs nationally include Nestlé, Stifel, Mizuho, Pfizer, Delta Air Lines, Holland & Knight LLP, Morgan Lewis, RBC and City National Bank, Target, Fox Corporation, SRS Distribution, Zurich Insurance Group, Munich Re US P&C Companies, and IHeart Radio. Turning a Day of Tragedy into a Day of Doing Good Founded by two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk, soon after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Day nonprofit has gradually transformed the 9/11 anniversary into the largest Day of Service in the United States, now recognized under federal law. Millions of Americans annually observe 9/11 by volunteering, donating to charities of their choice, or engaging in other “good deeds,” many of which are now shared through social media messages posted on September 11, using the hashtag #IWillFor911Day. September 11 and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday are the only federally designated Days of Service in U.S. history. “Our mission from the outset has been to turn the 9/11 anniversary into a day of doing good, to ensure that something positive comes from the loss of so many people in such a horrible way,” said David Paine, president and co-founder of 9/11 Day. “Each 9/11 we seek to remind all Americans that what we have in common as human beings is far more important and powerful than our perceived differences.” “My brother Glenn Winuk, an attorney and longtime volunteer firefighter/EMT, courageously gave his life on 9/11 in service to others,” said Jay S. Winuk, 9/11 Day executive vice president and co-founder. “This observance is a fitting, inspiring and productive way for millions of Americans to ‘never forget,’ and to honor those killed, sickened, and injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks, and pay tribute to the countless others who rose in service to assist in the rescue and recovery effort and to defend our nation.” “Our lives have been shaped by how we, as a country, came together to respond in the wake of 9/11,” said Michael D. Smith, CEO, AmeriCorps, which provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. “Through a spirit of unity and an enduring commitment to our most cherished values, the 9/11 Day of Service provides Americans an opportunity to reflect, remember and take action, knowing we’re unstoppable when we stand together.” Engaging the Next Generation of Americans in 9/11 Day Today, one-third of the nation is under the age of 25 – 99,000,000 Americans with no memories of 9/11. Appropriately, 9/11 Day continues to focus heavily on teaching young Americans about the events of 9/11 through messages that promote service and unity. “It is important that future generations of Americans learn not just about the tragedy itself, but also about how the nature of that event brought us together briefly as a nation, where we weren’t Red States or Blue States. We were the United States,” Paine said. On the organization's website,, teachers and others can access a wealth of free educational materials, lesson plans, videos, other activities for students K-12. On Monday, September 11, 9/11 Day will also co-host a free webinar for teachers and students K-12 in partnership with Microsoft’s educational service organization “Flip.” The event, entitled “9/11 Day and the Power of Good Deeds,” will feature Jenna Bush Hager, co-host of NBC's TODAY Show, and the daughter of former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time of the 9/11 tragedy. Teachers interested in the webinar can register and find more information at In addition, 9/11 Day will be coordinating 12 9/11 Day-related meal packing volunteer events for the first time on 11 college campuses, including at University of Alabama Birmingham, Illinois State University, Monroe College, Prairie View A&M University, Ross State University, University of New England, Boise State University, Harding University, Morgan State University, The Ohio State University, and University of North Georgia. Beginning this week, to help build awareness of the upcoming 9/11 Day observance, the 9/11 Day organization began distributing new 30-second national television and radio public service messages, featuring 9/11 family members, first responders and survivors, encouraging Americans to join together in unity and service in tribute for the 9/11 anniversary. The new PSA campaign is supported by Extreme Reach, National Association of Broadcasters, iHeartRadio, and Nielsen. All of the spots are available for download at the NAB Spot Center, and by contacting Extreme Reach. About 911 Day The 9/11 Day observance was inspired by the spirit of unity, service and shared humanity that arose in the United States and spread around the world following the events of September 11, 2001. Today, the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - also known as 9/11 Day - stands as a permanent tribute to those lost and injured, and those who rose in service in response to the tragedy. As the largest day of service in the U.S., 9/11 Day reminds us that coming together in a spirit of kindness, no matter our differences, has the power to change lives and, ultimately, our world. Comments from 9/11 Day’s Leading Sponsors: JPMorgan Chase: “We honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on September 11 by putting our values into action and participating in this meaningful, purpose-driven volunteer event. It is a privilege to serve alongside hundreds of New Yorkers to pack meals for food insecure families and individuals, and reflect on the importance of service in recognition of the selfless acts of so many on that day.” - Monica Nation, Regional Director for JPMorgan Chase’s Community & Consumer Bank in New York and co-chair of the firm’s New York City Market Leadership Team Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.: “Reliance serves to show that we will never forget – not just those lost on 9/11, responders and survivors, but those in need every day, in our communities. This year, the Reliance Family of Companies is proud to expand our participation to meal pack events across the country.” - Karla Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer Citi: “For years, 9/11 Day of Service events have given Citi volunteers the opportunity to remember those lost and honor their memories by giving back, both in New York City and around the country. It’s a privilege to lend our support once again this year.” - Edward Skyler, Head of Enterprise Services and Public Affairs, Citi KPMG: “At KPMG, positively impacting our communities is at the core of who we are and how we live our values. We are proud to team up with 9/11 Day and honor those we love, our heroic first-responders, and all who will be forever impacted by the events of September 11 by supporting equitable access to food through packing meals for those in need.” - Jennifer Flynn Dear, KPMG Managing Director, Community Impact & Alumni Strategies Contact Details 9/11 Day David Paine +1 949-233-0050 Company Website

August 28, 2023 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sports Betting in The UK - History, Regulation & Future

AM Europe

In the UK, sports betting has long been a popular form of entertainment and engagement. The betting market has changed throughout time, moving from conventional brick-and-mortar betting shops to a booming internet environment. The UK has become a world leader in sports betting thanks to its rich sports history and a regulatory framework that strikes a balance between sector growth and consumer protection. This article explores the development, laws, societal effects, and future of UK sports betting. For those interested in betting sites in the UK, they can visit for more information. History of Sports Betting The tradition of wagering on horse racing events dates back hundreds of years and is the origin of sports betting in the UK. However, it wasn't until the creation of legal betting shops in the middle of the 20th century that the industry began to take off. The Betting and Gaming Act of 1960 made betting shops legal, and they immediately established themselves as a mainstay of British high streets. A fundamental transformation resulted from the late 20th-century digital revolution. The development of online betting platforms, made possible by the internet, revolutionised the way bets are made. With the advent of this change, sports betting became more widely available, practical, and diverse, providing possibilities to wager on anything from cricket and tennis to football and rugby. Regulations and Consumer Protection To promote fairness, transparency, and responsible gambling, the UK has been at the forefront of the industry's regulation. The regulatory body in charge of regulating all types of gambling, including sports betting, is the UK Gambling Commission, which was set up in accordance with the Gambling Act of 2005. The commission enacts stringent regulations to safeguard customers, stop minors from gambling, and deal with problem gambling. Licenced businesses are required to give customers resources that let them establish betting limits, take breaks from gaming, or even self-exclude entirely. To prevent glamorising gambling and misleading customers, betting firms must also adhere to strict guidelines in their marketing and advertising. Social Impact Sports betting has clearly ingrained itself into British culture, yet because of how it has affected society, there have been debates about both its advantages and possible disadvantages. Positives Sports wagering ups the enthusiasm and involvement level of sporting events. Many people find that making a friendly bet improves their enjoyment and sense of connection to the activities. Additionally, the sector makes a considerable contribution to the economy through generating jobs and tax income. Challenges There have been concerns expressed regarding the possible harm that excessive gambling may cause. The availability of internet platforms may encourage addictive behaviour, and there have been instances of people going bankrupt from compulsive gambling. The advertising practises of the sector have also come under fire, with demands for responsible advertising that doesn't target the weak. The Future of Sports Betting Technological improvements, shifting consumer preferences, and ongoing regulatory changes are expected to influence the direction of sports betting in the UK. We anticipate that innovations like virtual sports, in-play betting, and mobile betting apps will continue to gain popularity. It is anticipated that laws will change as well, with a continuous emphasis on responsible gaming. Maintaining a successful sector while protecting customers will continue to be a top concern. Enhanced self-exclusion methods, stricter age verification procedures, and further restrictions on advertising content might all be part of this. Conclusion Since its modest origins, sports betting in the UK has developed into a vibrant and significant sector. Although it enhances the thrill and involvement of sports, the industry's effects on people and society need for a thorough regulatory structure that places a priority on consumer protection. The future of sports betting in the UK is likely to see a sustained focus on responsible gambling while embracing innovations that improve the entire experience for aficionados as technology develops and societal views change. Contact Details AM Europe J Stewart

August 26, 2023 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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