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Astraverse: Reinventing Fashion Retail Through Gaming

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Exclusive interview with Astraverse.xyz Executive Team by G2M Digital The team at Astraverse.xyz is on a mission to change how fashion retail works. By building the first virtual world for gamified retail, Astraverse is here to reinvent the way we shop fashion in a more environmentally-friendly and engaging manner. “We now have a large population that understands how to create an avatar, explore virtual worlds to find rare items and work within teams towards achieving social goals. This gives us a possibility to reinvent the fashion shopping experience for the next generation, and the Astraverse team is banking on making this a reality,” Luke Jeffers, Co-founder and Blockchain Game Development Lead of the Astraverse.xyz team remarked. The team is now on a mission to build the first virtual world for gamified retail which allows people to interact with the brands close to their heart on a metaverse. Or as what the team had coined it, the “metacommerce” experience. Building since 2020 before the metaverse hype cycle began, the Astraverse.xyz team have received grants from Epic Games & Meta and had 1000+ demo testers of 3 iterations at conferences like Decentral Austin, Zebu Live London & NFT London. They also managed to attract a 100+ brand waitlist and have grown their community to 20k members, while being accelerated by University of Cambridge I4SF, Nvidia Inception Programme, DeFine, Technation, KPMG. You may be thinking - how would this work? Now, Imagine a scenario where shopping is done through a 3D gaming experience, and everything happens by jumping into a virtual world with your avatar. "It’s the perfect time to things different, almost 10 years since Amazon came online and introduced a new way of shopping; the stars have aligned to reinvent fashion retail and gaming gives us the tools to achieve this," mentioned Niyi Okeowo, Art Direction Lead and Co-founder of Astraverse.xyz. In this universe that the team has created, the possibilities are endless. You can participate in weekly raffles or promotional events held by your favourite brands, or simply try out the latest Fall collection of the most luxurious brands with your avatar. Because all this happens in 3D, participating brands can manufacture and ship on demand to improve the environmental sustainability of the fashion industry. “We are adding an e-commerce system to the gaming front to create a new platform for a global, sustainable and gamified fashion retail solution. Just like how Amazon started with books, we plan to expand out of fashion into other retail categories over the next few years,” commented Delz Erinle, Founder of Astraverse.xyz. He currently leads the diverse team of 20+ employees ranging from design, web3 product, full-stack development and gaming backgrounds. The team believes strongly in a common goal - to add “metacommerce” in a futuristic-yet-familiar way that brings a level of physicality to the e-commerce experience. Some may question how much potential does the future of digital fashion hold, but they must understand that in the next 10 years, nearly 3 in 4 Gen-Z users are expected to spend money on digital fashion, with over 25% already spending from $20 to $100 or more on a single virtual item today. Having reached product market fit, the Astraverse.xyz team has planned for a lot of partnerships in the upcoming years, including a launch with a global retailer that has everyone excited on how gaming and web3 to create a new experience that makes fashion retail more gamified and sustainable. Tune in to the exclusive executive interview with the core team at Astraverse.xyz with G2M Digital and find out more on what they are building. Stay updated with the upcoming news from Astraverse.xyz by following their Twitter or Instagram. Contact Details Astraverse.xyz Delz Erinle +44 7423 506633 team@thrill.digital Company Website https://www.astraverse.xyz/

December 21, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Don’t Let RSV, Flu, and Covid-19 Hijack Your Holidays

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/v8cdWdNaAkM RSV, covid and flu are keeping kids out of school—parents out of work and unable to gather with their families. We are in the height of the Holiday travel season with sick children and now, older adults filling hospitals nationwide Flu and RSV usually circulates from late December to mid-February. But this year, an early spike in cases is resulting in markedly higher numbers of infections and hospitalizations. More importantly, RSV infections among young children and now older adults are filling many U.S. hospitals to capacity. On average, RSV leads to 58,000 hospitalizations among children under age 5 and 177,000 hospitalizations among adults 65 and older each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To raise awareness about these significant concerns, Dr Emily Volk, President of the College of American Pathologists, conducted a nationwide media tour. Topics that Dr. Volk addressed included: What exactly RSV is and how it spread Why we are seeing a surge in RSV cases How someone can tell the difference between RSV, Flu, and Covid symptoms If families want to travel and be with their families, this holiday season what precautions are needed to do that safely If you want more information on testing, please visit: cdc.gov/rsv cdc.gov/flu/weekly Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 10:09 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Keeping the Focus on Kidney Health

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The holiday season is underway, and families and friends are gathering together, it is the perfect opportunity to discuss kidney health and create a plan of action. Recently, Susan Quaggin, MD, FASN, President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), participated in a nationwide satellite media and radio tour to discuss kidney health and the importance of prevention and early detection. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/i5yowghTq0E More than 37 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney conditions and acute diseases that impact virtually every aspect of their lives as well as their families and communities. Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, yet 90% of people with kidney diseases are unaware that they are affected. · Prevention and early detection is key to preventing kidney failure o Those that have a family history of kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, or other health issues are at a higher risk of kidney diseases. · Older adults, people with lower incomes, and people who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native/Indigenous American, Native Alaskan, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander are also most at risk for kidney diseases and kidney failure. · The American Society of Nephrology is committed to serving ALL people affected by kidney diseases and kidney failure, including our most vulnerable populations. Dialysis, a therapy for those with kidney failure, has a 5-year mortality rate, which is worse than nearly all forms of cancer and requires billions of dollars annually to manage and treat. Research shows that improved treatments to slow or stop the progression of kidney diseases are critically important. We’re United 4 Kidney Health is an awareness-building initiative led by ASN and has identifed four priorities to move the nation forward from kidney diseases and failure to kidney health: 1. INTERVENE EARLIER to prevent, diagnose, coordinate care, and educate. 2. TRANSFORM TRANSPLANT and increase access to donor kidneys. 3. ACCELERATE INNOVATION and expand patient choice. 4. ACHIEVE EQUITY and eliminate disparities. For more information, visit www.asn-online.org. About Dr. Quaggin Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN, is the President of the American Society of Nephrology. She hails from Canada and a graduate of the University of Toronto where she completed her residency and served as chief medical resident for the University’s St. Michael’s Hospital. She completed her nephrology fellowship at the University of Toronto and Yale University, where she also undertook research and post-doctoral training. Currently the Charles Horace Mayo Professor of Medicine, Dr. Quaggin is Chief of Nephrology/Hypertension and Director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her position as President of ASN, Dr. Quaggin has served in many roles at the American Society of Nephrology including: Associate and Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Chair of Kidney Week’s Program Committee (2013), cabinet member for the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research's Securing the Future Campaign, council liaison for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and for the Innovation and Discovery Task Force, membership on the Public Policy Board, Education Committee, and Young Investigator Award Selection Committee, the Grants Review Committee, Chair of the Awards Committee and Chair of the Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative (DKD-C) Task Force. About ASN Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 20,000 members representing 132 countries. For more information, visit www.asn-online.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 10:04 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Recent Study from Yale University Highlights the Impact of Food Sensitivities on Health

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Unlike a food allergy, which generates an immediate response and can more easily be identified and isolated from your diet (such as a peanut allergy), food sensitivities will produce a delayed reaction, and can be from a multitude of substances. As a result, they are much harder for people to detect. It's vital to know about food sensitivities that may negatively affect your health. Recently, Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Professor of Medicine and Digestive Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss food sensitivities A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/f12Cqq2hwsU A recent survey from That’s it. Nutrition shows that 51% of American households are impacted by food allergies or sensitivities. Many health conditions, including being overweight, migraines, rashes, arthritis, fatigue, bloating, gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and even certain respiratory conditions and skin disorders are affected by an overlooked or misunderstood food sensitivity. Nonceliac gluten sensitivity is one such example. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine conducted a landmark study showing that patients with IBS who follow individualized diets based on an Alcat food sensitivity blood test experienced significant symptom improvement. State of the art biological testing such as the Alcat test provides a cellular-based lab analysis to evaluate over 450 food substances and additives to determine which foods may be the offenders. Based on these test results a nutritionist can help you develop an individualized eating plan to best support a patient’s health For more information, visit previmedica.com About Dr. Mehal Dr. Mehal graduated from the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division in 1989. He works in West Haven, CT and 5 other locations and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Mehal is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus. Dr. Mehal is the Director of the Yale Fatty Liver Disease Program, Yale School of Medicine and developed an integrated NAFLD program encompassing non-invasive diagnostics, staging, nutrition, weight loss medications, HCC screening and tumor board, liver transplantation and bariatric surgery. He is also the Director of the Yale Weight Loss Program, Yale School of Medicine and helped create a new program that brings all non-surgical weight loss components into a single place and include lifestyle/dietary interventions, psychological (Mindfulness training), medications, meal replacement, and endoscopic approaches (gastric balloon). Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 21, 2022 06:09 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Dota 2 Betting Sites 2023: Best Esports Sites for Dota, Bonuses & Bets Guide

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Do you want to get started on Dota 2 match betting? Then you need to check our ranking of the best Dota 2 betting sites in 2023 because they’ll bring you the best odds, the most generous bonuses, and massive coverage of matches and events, in addition to other benefits we’ll unveil in this guide. We’ll also teach you everything about bonuses, promotions, betting options, and other crucial aspects so that you can make the most out of Dota 2 match betting. List of The Best Dota 2 Betting Sites Here’s our ranking of the top Dota 2 bookies nowadays, and we’ve also ranked them based on their specialty, be it bonuses, odds, streaming, etc. Here you have the best Dota 2 betting sites: BC.Game: Best Overall Dota 2 Betting Site Thunderpick: Best Crypto Bookie GG.bet: Best Welcome Bonuses Loot.bet: Best Gamified Betting Site Rivalry: Best Dota 2 Free Streaming Pinnacle: Best Dota 2 Odds Midnite: Best Mobile Bookmaker Betway: UK’s Favorite Dota 2 Bookie Do you want to read a detailed review about each site before joining any of our recommended Dota 2 bookies? Then find them below. 1. BC.Game: Best Overall Dota 2 Betting Site BC.Game is the best overall Dota 2 betting site because it pays solid odds, it covers plenty of betting markets and Dota 2 matches, it brings generous bonuses and it’s great for live betting. These are all the features that make it the best Dota 2 bookie. Furthermore, BC.Game also has high limits for bets, deposits, and withdrawals, making it ideal for high-roller Dota 2 bettors. If you need extra motivation to join BC.Game today, then remember that it offers matched bonuses for up to 1,260x… making it our favorite Dota 2 betting site right now. 2. Thunderpick: Best Crypto Bookie If you want to bet on Dota 2 matches using BTC, ETH, LTC, USDT or any other cryptocurrency, then you should join Thunderpick. Along with this, this bookie also offers solid odds, a nice welcome bonus of up to $500, and a highly-rewarding Loyalty Program. Thunderpick also covers a massive amount of Dota 2 matches, be it from significant events like The International as well as from niche and local tournaments. Therefore, if you just want to use crypto for betting on Dota 2, then you cannot go wrong with Thunderpick. 3. GG.bet: Best Welcome Bonuses GG.bet is the best Dota 2 bookie when it comes to welcome bonuses because it can bring you a matched bonus up to 200%, free bets, free money, and more. Therefore, if you want to get the most value when joining a new Dota 2 betting site, then GG.bet will bring you exactly what you are looking for. GG.bet also pays good odds for most events and markets, and since it covers lots of matches, you will have more than enough opportunities to use your bonus money. When it comes to live betting, it’s also a good option. Even though Rivalry offers a better free streaming service, GG.bet is still a solid player in this category. 4. Loot.bet: Best Gamified Betting Site Loot.bet has been designed to feel like playing a video game. If you want to break away from the traditional bookies, then Loot.bet will be your new favorite place, because it’s been perfectly designed for gamers who wish to start betting on Dota 2 matches. Loot.bet is one of the most rewarding Dota 2 betting sites because it will bring you frequent bonuses and incentives so that you can get extra motivation to place bets on Dota 2 events. It also offers a solid streaming service, making it ideal for live betting. And since it feels like a video game, you will enjoy a pretty entertaining and new experience of live betting at Loot.bet. 5. Rivalry: Best Dota 2 Free Streaming Rivalry is hands down, the best Dota 2 bookie with free streaming. Because it’s synced in real time, it works even on slow-speed internet, and it’s equipped with lots of live betting options. If you want to focus on live betting, then Rivalry will be your new favorite bookie. It’s also solid pre-match, but since it doesn’t offer as many bonuses as other options from this list, it’s better suited for live betting, especially since it pays pretty high odds. Only keep in mind that Rivalry doesn’t accept users from the USA and UK, so if you’re betting from these regions, then you can choose an alternative such as Betway. 6. Pinnacle: Best Dota 2 Odds If you’re looking for the best odds for any Dota 2 match or market such as match winner, number of destroyed numbers, spreads, first blood, etc. Then look no further than Pinnacle, because it’s the highest-paying Dota 2 bookie from our ranking. Pinnacle offers good odds both pre-match and in-game, making it the best choice in this sense. However, even though its live betting and streaming are good, Rivalry is superior in this aspect. Pinnacle also covers a wide myriad of events, be it mainstream or niche, bringing you plenty of opportunities for betting and taking advantage of the huge odds that they offer. 7. Midnite: Best Mobile Bookmaker If you want to bet on Dota 2 matches from your smartphone or tablet, then Midnite will be your new best friend. This betting site brings you a fast, reliable and feature-rich mobile app for iOS and Android, from which you can bet on as many Dota 2 matches as you want to. Midnite also covers a solid number of events and Dota 2 matches, comparable to choices like BC.Game and Thunderpick. However, this betting site is quite limited in terms of deposit methods since it only supports 5 payment methods. 8. Betway: UK’s Favorite Dota 2 Bookie If you’re betting on Dota 2 matches from the UK and you want a traditional bookie, then look no further than Betway. This betting site covers several Dota 2 matches and betting markets, making it one of the most solid options. Betway is famous for offering free bets, and Dota 2 is no exception. If you prefer free bets bonuses over other types of promotions, then Betway will suit you perfectly. Betway also offers a solid streaming service, so if you cannot join Rivalry because you’re betting from the UK, then this bookie is exactly what you need. And it pays good odds for both pre-match and in-game markets, so you can increase your ROI at Betway. The only downside of Betway is that it doesn’t cover pretty niche events from smaller tournaments or leagues. So, it’s a good idea to supplement it with sites like Pinnacle. Betway is also a highly rated bookmaker for other esports, such as Rust betting, which we’ve made a list here; you can easily place bets on multiple matches and do so with plenty of bonuses on Betway! How to Join a Dota 2 Bookie If you have tried a traditional bookmaker before, then it’ll be easy for you to join a Dota 2 betting site. If you’re completely new to the scene, then here’s how you can do it: Choose a Dota 2 bookmaker from our list Create your account with a valid email or Steam ID Don’t forget to use a promotional code to claim your welcome bonus Activate your account Make your first deposit (in case you want to bet with real money right now) Now you can start betting on your favorite Dota 2 matches! Now that you’ve joined your first Dota 2 bookie, we invite you to read the next section, where you will learn how to bet on this esport, along with strategies that will help you to grow your bankroll. A Guide on How to Bet on Dota 2 You’ve just joined one of the best Dota 2 betting sites, congrats! Now it’s time to teach you how you can bet on this esport by exploring the available markets, betting options and the best strategies. How to Place Bets This process is quite simple because you just have to select a Dota 2 match, choose any of the available betting options, place your bet and then confirm it. If you happen to win, then the bookie will credit your winnings instantly. You can either place single bets or create combination bets, and since our recommended bookies offer an intuitive interface, you can place your bets with ease, even if you have never used an online bookmaker before. Dota 2 Betting Options Placing the bets is easy, but before you do that, you need to know more about the available betting options for Dota 2 matches and events - here’s a compelling list: Moneyline: Betting on the winner of the match First blood: Betting on the team to get the first blood Number of destroyed towers: Betting on what team will destroy the most towers First X kills: Betting on the team that will reach “X” kills first Streak: Betting on a specific player who will get a streak of kills Rampage: Betting on a player to get 5 consecutive kills. You can bet on any event in fact. Be it simply the match winner or specific events such as the first player to get a Rampage or a specific streak of kills, our Dota 2 betting sites will bring you as many options as you need. You can place single bets or you can build combination bets such as match winner + number of destroyed towers during the match. It’s up to you to choose the betting options! Strategies The best strategy is to analyze the event beforehand, so you can spot any profitable opportunity during the match. This is the secret to making money with Dota 2 match betting, learning about the events/matches and the esports itself. Live betting is another good way to make money with Dota 2, because if the underdog starts taking the lead but you believe that the favorite team will recover, then here you have an opportunity that can pay you pretty good odds. As always, never bet more than you can afford to lose. This will relieve from the mental and emotional pressure of betting/gambling, so only deposit money that you can use for “entertainment”, or instead, claim a free money welcome bonus or free bets, so you can get started without risk. Types of Bonuses on Dota 2 Bookmakers Just like traditional bookies, you can claim bonuses at Dota 2 betting sites. They can be a tad different though, and that’s why we’ve created this mini guide. We’ll teach you everything about the main types of bonuses available at Dota 2 bookies. Free Bets Bookies like to offer free bets because they’re a risk-free way to get started on Dota 2 match betting. They can be worth anywhere from $1 up to $30 or even more, it depends on the site. You can use the free bet on a wide myriad of events and betting options, so you can kickstart your bankroll the right way. You can get free bets at the majority of our recommended sites. Free Money If you don’t want your bonus to be tied to a single bet, then you should go for a free money bonus for Dota 2 match betting. You can administer the free credits the way you wish, so you get more freedom. Most of our recommended Dota 2 bookmakers offer this type of bonus. Matched Bonus If you want to receive an extra percentage for your first deposit, then this is the type of bonus you need. You can get anywhere from 50% to 200%+ on your first deposit, so you have more credits to bet on your favorite Dota 2 matches. Super Odds This bonus will allow you to increase the odds of specific events. For example, if betting on the match winner pays 1.50, then thanks to this bonus, it could pay you anywhere from 3.00 to 6.00 or even more, this will vary depending on the site you choose. This bonus is more typical at traditional bookies like Betway. How to Choose a Dota 2 Gambling Site If you want to select a Dota 2 bookie on your own, this section will teach you everything you need to know. Here’s exactly what we did to choose each one of the sites in this ranking. Legality The first thing we do when reviewing a new Dota 2 bookie is to check the licenses and audits they hold. Because for a Dota 2 betting site to be legal, it needs to be properly licensed and audited by reputable entities and firms. We consider licenses from jurisdictions such as Curacao, Malta, Isle of Man, or Gibraltar, as they are the most reputable in the esports betting industry. And we also consider audits from firms such as eCOGRA, iTech Labs, PWC, and Quinel. Online Reputation The next step is to check what the customers have to say about the Dota 2 bookmaker in question. We check different platforms such as review sites, social media, forums, online communities (Telegram), Discord channels, etc. In order to gather as much feedback as possible, to decide if the Dota 2 betting site is reputable or not. Coverage of Dota 2 Matches and Events You don’t need just “another esports bookie”, you need one that’s specialized on Dota 2, and that’s why you need to check how well they do when it comes to covering Dota 2 matches and events. Verifying this means checking the entire betting markets for Dota 2 that the bookie covers, and comparing it against leaders in this sector. It is a lot of work, but we’ve already done it for you, so you can just bet on your favorite matches without problems. Our recommended sites cover hundreds of matches daily and events such as The International, IEM, World Championship, Majors, ESL One, and more. Odds Once we’ve verified that the bookie covers a wide variety of Dota 2 matches and events, it’s time to evaluate it in terms of odds, so that you can obtain the maximum payout for every bet you place. All of our recommended sites meet this requirement because they’re the highest-paying Dota 2 bookies nowadays. For example, you have Pinnacle, which is the bookmaker with the highest odds for practically all the Dota 2 events and matches. Bonuses and Promotions Good bonuses, promotions and giveaways are also important components of a proper Dota 2 bookmaker. We make sure that they include bonuses such as free bets, free money welcome bonus, matched up, “super odds”, cashback, etc. However, we also make sure that the wagering requirements are actually easy to meet, so that you can actually turn the Dota 2 bonus into real money. This part takes several hours since we have to read the ToS, which are lengthy and complex documents. Streaming and Live Betting We know that many of you might prefer live betting over pre-match betting, and that’s why we’ve only picked betting sites that can bring you the Dota 2 streaming and live betting experience that you’re looking for. We test the streaming of each site by checking the quality, sync, speed, and availability for the majority of Dota 2 matches. And when it comes to live betting, we check how many betting options there are, as well as the odds and how fast they update (as close to real time as possible). Payment Methods A good Dota 2 bookie needs to bring you a wide myriad of payment methods for deposits and withdrawals such as Dota 2 skins, PayPal, credit/debit cards, Neteller, Skrill, pay by mobile, etc. We make sure that our recommended sites bring you a wide myriad of payment methods. We also make sure that they process the deposits and withdrawals fast, all while charging you very small fees or none in the best of cases. Customer Support The customer support department should be efficient and bring you different ways by which you can get answers and solutions. Our recommended sites can help you through live chat, email, phone, forums, etc. However, we also test their efficiency by checking how fast they get back to you and the quality of the answers and solutions they bring. Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q) Do you still have questions about our recommended Dota 2 bookmakers? Worry not, because this section will leave you 100% ready so that you can start betting on Dota 2 matches right now. Is it legal to bet on Dota 2 matches? Yes, it’s completely legal as long as your jurisdiction considers esports match betting as a legal activity, you can find a long list here on NewsDirect. Compared to skins gambling, this type of activity is allowed in most parts of the world, especially since big bookies like Betway have integrated Dota 2 match betting into their products and services. How to pick a legit Dota 2 bookie? Choosing a legit Dota 2 betting site starts by checking its online reputation, license, and audits, and goes on to check the number of markets and betting options, quality of bonuses and promotions, as well as the available payment methods. It’s a very demanding process, and that’s why we’ve done it for you, so that you can pick a legit Dota 2 bookie from our ranking without effort from your end. Can you bet for free on Dota 2? Yes, you can bet for free on Dota 2 as long as the bookmaker brings you a free money welcome bonus. Many of our recommended bookies will bring you this type of offer, so you can use the free cash to bet on your favorite matches, be it pre-match or live. If you want to get started without risk, then this is the best way to do it. Is Dota 2 match betting rigged? No, because all of our recommended bookies make sure to only include legal, supervised and reputable matches and events. Therefore, you can rest assured that the results won’t be rigged against you. Contact Details Acroud Media Gabriel Hall gabriel@acroud.media

December 21, 2022 04:08 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Toy Shopping Made Easy

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Shopping for the must-have toy of the season can feel like a challenge. Recently, parenting and lifestyle expert, Bethany Braun-Silva conducted a satellite media tour to showcase the latest and greatest toys available at Target and how to score them at a great price and in time for the holidays. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/H4tRU3yip6U Whether you're a parent or grandparent, or a family friend shopping for the kids in your life, shopping for the must-have toy of the season can feel like a challenge. Offering a one-stop destination for the best, must-have selection of toys for the young and young-at-heart is Target, delivering an assortment that will ring in the season joyfully, at an incredible value guests can count on. From nostalgic, classic toys from Target’s exclusive FAO Schwarz collection to characters from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Target is the ultimate destination to shop the most in-demand toys and games of the season thanks to its annual Bullseye’s Top Toys list in addition to other category exclusives. Top picks from Target’s 10th annual Bullseye’s Top Toys list, presented by FAO Schwarz, includes 50 of the most sought-after holiday toys, starting at $14.99 including 23 toys available exclusively at Target and Target.com this season. Target’s exclusive FAO Schwarz assortment has more than 120 items, including a capsule collection, celebrating the brand’s 160th anniversary startingat $9.99. Target’s plans to bring more joyto shopping trips, as Disney store at Target shop-in-shops expand to more than 200 locations, giving more guests the chance to enjoy the magical in-store experience while shopping for toys and apparel from brands like Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, this holiday. Head to Target.com or the Target app to check out great deals and also check out Target’s weekly ad for the latest deals in stores and on target.com. About Bethany Braun-Silva Bethany Braun-Silva is the former editor at Parenting.com, one of the most trusted resources for parents online! She received her bachelor’s degree at New York University, where she studied theater arts and creative writing. She then received an M.F.A. from Pace University at the Actors Studio Drama School. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 where she began her career in journalism. It was a particular Broadcast Journalism class at UCLA that confirmed her passion for telling stories and being of service to the community. She worked at various media companies before landing her first job as a parenting editor. It was there that she knew she could blend her love for writing with her love of being a mom—she had just welcomed her first son Eli! Since then, Bethany has worked for Understood.org, Big Apple Parent Magazine, CafeMom, RedTri, Mommy Poppins, OK! Magazine, Hollywood Life and various other parenting publications. She can often be seen interviewing celebrity parents and of course at her local playground with her two boys. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Host your space on Airbnb this holiday season

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As we’re about to tie up 2022 with a bow, now is the perfect time to Host your place on Airbnb to earn some extra income this holiday season. Hosts across the US have been sharing their spaces on Airbnb for well over a decade and it is proving to be a vital tool to earn extra income. Recently, Airbnb Superhosts, Sophia and Tyler Martin conducted a satellite media tour to talk about how hosting has helped them earn extra income. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/2QPm3bc07nw With Airbnb’s 2022 Winter Release, which introduced Airbnb Setup and updated AirCover for Hosts, it is now easier than ever for new Hosts to Airbnb their place, with plenty of time to start earning before the end of the year. In fact, many are already taking advantage: Since the release through November 22, Airbnb has seen more than 1 million distinct visitors to the Host landing page, up by more than 90 percent compared to the week prior. US Hosts earned $4 billion during the 2021 holiday season Hosting is a great way to offset the costs of holiday gift giving, travel and more. During last year’s holiday season 1, US Hosts’ total earnings reached almost $4 billion, while global Hosts netted a total of more than $8.5 billion during the same period. On top of that, Hosts in the US received more than $600 million between last Christmas and New Year’s alone. In Q3 2022, total earnings for US Hosts surpassed $6.8 billion while global Hosts reached over $16.8 billion, indicating that the opportunities for Hosts remain strong. There’s still time to get in on the action: Half of all listings activated and booked in Q3 2022 received their first booking within three days. The gift of experienced advice and new protections With the all-new Airbnb Setup, new Hosts receive one-to-one guidance from a Superhost, meaning that new Hosts are matched with Superhosts in their area to guide them through the entire hosting process by phone, video call, or chat. Additionally, they have the option to host an experienced guest (a guest with a stellar track record on Airbnb) as their first guest. Lastly, new Hosts have one-tap access to specially trained Community Support agents. Together with AirCover for Hosts, now with even more top-to-bottom protection – from guest identity verification, reservation screening, to $3M damage protections, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables – now is the perfect time to get started hosting – potentially have the holidays pay for themselves. To find out more about the Airbnb 2022 Winter Release and how to become a host, visit Airbnb. 1.Spanning November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 About Sophia and Tyler Sophia and Tyler are Airbnb Superhosts based in San Francisco. They are natural hosts, who enjoy hosting dinner parties and get togethers - they even hosted their wedding reception in their own backyard! They started their journey as Airbnb Hosts when they grew out of their 650 sq ft condo during the height of the pandemic. During their hunt for a new home, they fell in love with a historic house that was above their price point. They decided to supplement their mortgage by Airbnb-ing part of the home and turned it into their side hustle. Hosting has helped them pay off debts, save for their wedding, and they enjoy the added bonus of meeting amazing people from all over the world! About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifting

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/_RWWbVQdx3o The holiday scramble is something many consumers know all too well. Whether they’ve procrastinated on shopping or are crossing off the final names on their lists, Emmy-Award Winning Television Host and Lifestyle Expert, Marisa Brahney has compiled a last-minute gift list to help those looking for presents ahead of the big day. GIFT OF HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND ANCESTRY: Brahney’s first gift idea comes down to living a happier and healthier life. 23andMe gives people access to their DNA, everything from health, to traits, to ancestry. “When you take a 23andMe test you’ll get genetic insights backed by science to help you take greater control of your health. This includes over 150 personalized reports. You’ll also get a deeper look at your ancestry, with over 2,000 regions and population-specific reports,” says Brahney. For more information, go to 23andme.com. Social Media: Facebook: @ 23andMe Instagram: @ 23andMe Twitter: @ 23andMe GIFT OF SWEETS: Chocolate, specifically Lindt chocolate, also makes Brahney’s list. She says, “It’s perfect to share with loved ones, make colleagues smile, or simply indulge on your own during this busy time of year.” Lindt Chocolate, the world-renowned Swiss chocolatier, has an extensive holiday collection, including chocolate figures perfect for stocking stuffers and seasonal chocolate gift boxes. However, the lifestyle expert recommends the brand’s holiday classic, LINDOR truffles. Each LINDOR truffle is finely crafted with a chocolate shell that envelops an irresistibly smooth, melting truffle filling. When you break the truffle’s shell, LINDOR starts to melt and so will you. The iconic LINDOR truffle was developed more than 50 years ago as holiday tree ornament. Today, it is a festive, favorite way to remind a friend or loved one how much they mean to you this holiday season. She points out that they’re available in classic milk chocolate and other seasonal flavors, such as white chocolate peppermint, in festive bags or gift boxes. For more information, go to www.lindtusa.com, or find them at retailers nationwide. Facebook (@lindtchocolateusa): https://www.facebook.com/lindtchocolateusa Instagram (@lindt_usa): https://www.instagram.com/lindt_usa/ GIFT OF MONEY: Data shows that receiving cash can be the preferred gift for many during the holidays, especially with the post-holiday economic forecast. Brahney’s final gift idea is to move on from the age-old faux pas of giving cash as a gift. Venmo and PayPal provide a quick and easy way to send money or digital gift cards. With PayPal and Venmo, “You’re able to manage holiday group expenses like splitting a cab to a party or sending a cash gift to your friends and family to spend however they’d like,” says Brahney. Gifters are also able to add a personal touch with an array of gift wraps including a limited-edition custom gift wrap from Mariah Carey, which adds sparkle to those last-minute gifts sent on Venmo. Sign up online or download Venmo and PayPal through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Direct Link: https://www.paypal.com/us/home Social Media: Facebook: @PayPal Instagram: @PayPal Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 02:46 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist

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The holidays are all about celebrating traditions with family and friends. Between choosing the right gifts and preparing delicious meals, you have plenty on your plate. Ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe can be an additional stress. Recently, Home Expert at Thumbtack, David Steckel, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips to help homeowners navigate peak residential fire season. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/3IdPKUr7D8E Thumbtack, the app used by millions of homeowners across the country to care for their homes, unveiled a new “ Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist ” that allows homeowners to check their home’s fire risk, and seamlessly book a home service professional to help prevent fires before they happen. The “Holiday Fire Prevention Checklist” highlights the top projects homeowners should tackle before the holidays and which have the highest risk of starting a fire if left unaddressed, including: Hang holiday lights ( hire a pro ): A professional installer can take this festive (but time-consuming) task off your hands — and ensure you’re not overloading your circuits. Sweep chimney ( hire a pro ): Annual inspections and cleanings are a must to minimize fire hazards, manage creosote buildup, and prevent gas leaks. Maintain gas fireplace (hire a pro): These fireplaces need regular maintenance too — connections can corrode over time, leading to potential gas leaks. Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ( DIY ): Working alarms are crucial. Testing yearly and replacing every 7 years is the best way to make sure you're protected. Clean dryer vents ( hire a pro ): Lint buildup causes about 3,000 house fires yearly. Cleaning your dryer’s exhaust pipe can help prevent a fire and improve efficiency. Inspect fire extinguishers ( DIY ): Always keep a working dry chemical fire extinguisher (the dial should be in the “green region”) easily accessible and near the kitchen. Trim trees ( hire a pro ): Keeping your trees trimmed prolongs the life of your roof, cuts down on potential fire hazards, and can prevent wildlife from moving in. Deep clean gas range ( DIY or hire a pro): Built-up grease can be a big fire hazard — especially with a gas range. Be sure to clean it out every 3-6 months. Ensure space heaters are not a hazard (DIY): Only run space heaters in a clear, hazard-free space — and never overnight. Do an electrical check (hire a pro): Prevent fire hazards by having a pro check your property (inside and out) for faulty electrical wiring and overloaded circuits. Maintain Christmas tree (DIY): Make sure to water your tree, unplug it at night, or set a timer to avoid fires — artificial trees are also a great alternative. Visit www.thumbtack.com/content/fire-prevention to learn more about potential fire hazards this holiday season, to see how your home ranks on the safety scale, and to book a pro to ensure you’re ready to tackle the holiday season — worry-free. About Thumbtack Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $600 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to photographers and more, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their businesses each year. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, Baillie Gifford, and CapitalG, among others. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 20, 2022 01:10 PM Eastern Standard Time

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