Social media strategist – Inigo Tech http://inigo-tech.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:34:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://inigo-tech.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-18-150x150.png Social media strategist – Inigo Tech http://inigo-tech.com/ 32 32 Sober Curious? Why People Who Are Not Alcoholics Give Up Drinking https://inigo-tech.com/sober-curious-why-people-who-are-not-alcoholics-give-up-drinking/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:34:52 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/sober-curious-why-people-who-are-not-alcoholics-give-up-drinking/ If you’re like me, you’re halfway through Dry January longing for February 1st. After two weeks without drinking (with a mistake here and there, if we’re being honest), I have to say that giving up alcohol was hard. The hardest parts were hanging out with friends and being around people who drink. But I can’t […]]]>

If you’re like me, you’re halfway through Dry January longing for February 1st. After two weeks without drinking (with a mistake here and there, if we’re being honest), I have to say that giving up alcohol was hard. The hardest parts were hanging out with friends and being around people who drink. But I can’t deny the benefits I felt. Not wasting my precious weekend days due to hangovers or dealing with the dreaded anxiety has been amazing.

This all got me thinking, what does it look like for people who don’t just have a dry January, but live a dry life. After a conversation with Brett Phillips for another article, who spoke of sober curiosity, I myself became curious. The curious sober movement, so to speak, is when someone chooses to be sober for the health benefits, both physical and mental, as opposed to someone who is sober due to a problem of alcohol abuse. In other words, sober and curious people do not consider themselves alcoholics, but still choose not to drink.

Hope Woodard is one of those people. The Brooklyn-based TikTok creator and social media strategist quit drinking three months ago after a fight with her roommate she realized it would never have happened if she hadn’t been drinking.

“Drinking causes so much chaos, in my opinion, and I think it’s so easy to laugh about,” she says. “I thought, ‘I’m tired of doing this as a light thing. “”

All the while, she’s been sharing her experience with her 100,000 followers, explaining that she doesn’t necessarily consider herself to be recovering. His drinking wasn’t “out of control all the time,” but the times when it got “out of control weren’t worth it.”

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“I was sick of wasting time being hungover,” she shares in a TikTok. “And I was definitely addicted to alcohol in social situations. Instead of dealing with my anxiety, I was just drinking my anxiety…and waking up the next day with more anxiety.

Hope is not alone in this case. More and more people are giving up alcohol, not because they identify as alcoholics, but because the benefits of living sober outweigh the harms. “During the pandemic, there has been a huge increase in the amount of people drinking,” Amanda E. White, licensed professional counselor and author of Don’t drink tonight, said. “I believe more people than ever are realizing that they might need to re-evaluate their relationship with alcohol.”

For anyone who is dating or socializing, giving up alcohol can seem nearly impossible. “Most of your social life revolves around fucking and quitting alcohol, it’s like you’re learning how to hang around people again because you Actually like them,” says Hope. “The chaos caused by alcohol, you don’t really have that as a distraction anymore. Any problem in your life, you are responsible for it.

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In the 90+ days Hope hasn’t had a drink, she’s noticed the sweets are much sweeter. “It’s like the saturation has increased by 20%,” she says. And life’s rich moments, as she calls them, are less common, but more enjoyable. “When you’re drunk, life seems so naturally rich. When you’re sober, you kind of have to work for those experiences, right? It’s like having a really good bowl of ice cream, making a euphoric run or go dancing. I find these experiences feel so real.

All of this isn’t to say that quitting drinking is something everyone should do, but it’s something most of us never even get to consider, Amanda says. “Society never really talks about it. Only alcoholics quit drinking. There are so many mental health benefits and physical benefits to taking a break. More importantly, it’s hard to know how much alcohol you use as a social lubricant or to manage stress without taking a break.

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Nigeria: who is the future president Bola Timubu? | Africa | DW https://inigo-tech.com/nigeria-who-is-the-future-president-bola-timubu-africa-dw/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:34:13 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/nigeria-who-is-the-future-president-bola-timubu-africa-dw/ Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress party, is considered one of the favorites to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential elections slated for February 2023. “I have informed the president of my ambition,” Tinubu said, announcing his intention to run for president. “I have the skill, the vision and […]]]>

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress party, is considered one of the favorites to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential elections slated for February 2023.

“I have informed the president of my ambition,” Tinubu said, announcing his intention to run for president. “I have the skill, the vision and the ability to build on the president’s foundation.”

One of the country’s most powerful political figures, Tinubu is also considered one of the richest people in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation.

But Tinubu still faces his party’s nomination amid speculation that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo may also seek party support as a presidential candidate.

Cunning operator

To his supporters, Tinubu – a Muslim from southwestern Nigeria – is a savvy political operator with a reputation for getting things done.

Critics, however, are wary of unknown sources of Tinubu’s vast wealth, as well as his reputation as a political “godfather,” who uses his power and influence to gain the support of his favorite candidates.

They also question the health of Tinubu, 69, who spent three months abroad in 2021 to undergo and recover from knee surgery. His long absence from official and party functions last year sparked a flood of rumors of ill health, and even his death.

On top of that, a swirling debate that Tinubu could be considerably older than 69 – with theories based on supposedly suspicious edits on his Wikipedia page.

Even if his age is correct, in a country where half of registered voters are between 18 and 35, young people hoping for a change may prefer a younger candidate to succeed Buhari, 79.

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Exiled during the military regime

An accountant who graduated from Chicago State University in the United States, Tinubu worked in large corporations, most notably as an executive at Mobil Oil Nigeria, before winning a Senate seat in 1992.

But this first foray into politics was brief. After clashing with the Nigerian military government for its involvement in the pro-democracy National Democratic Coalition, Tinubu went into exile.

Upon the death of Nigerian military leader Sani Abacha, he returned in 1998, returning directly to politics.

From 1999 to 2007, he won two consecutive terms as governor of Lagos State, which encompasses most of the city of Lagos.

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As Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu has been praised for reforms that have improved infrastructure and the civil service

People’s Governor of Lagos

At that time, the country’s commercial capital – with its population of some 13 million – was crippled by crime and corruption, and sinking under the weight of unchecked population growth, trafficking and garbage.

His lovers and enemies alike agree that during Tinubu’s tenure Lagos cleansed itself considerably, turning into a modern city.

Tinubu wooed investors and carried out sweeping tax reforms, “using these resources to restore basic infrastructure and expand public services and law enforcement,” according to a Carnegie backgrounder. Endowment.

Garbage has been picked up, crime has fallen, trees have been planted and traffic has been better managed.

Reputation of political “godfather”

Tinubu officially left Lagos politics in 2007, but has since been considered the preparer for Lagos state governors.

“I am a talent hunter. I put talent into office, I help them,” he told Reuters news agency in 2015 during an election for governor of Lagos. “I use the best hand, the best brain, the best experience for the job.”

Critics point to the practice of installing one’s own man in power in Lagos State as proof of Tinubu’s cronyism.

They also raise unresolved questions about how Tinubu amassed its substantial wealth and real estate – the extent of which is unknown.

President Muhammadu Buhari receives CPA national leader Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu (right) has been allied with President Muhammadu Buhari since the formation of the All Progressives Congress party in 2014

Although he has not held an elected post since the end of his second term as governor, Tinubu has been deeply involved in Nigerian politics as a master strategist.

He was behind the negotiations to unite the Nigerian opposition parties and push for electoral reforms resulting in the merger of the three largest Nigerian opposition parties into the All Progressives Congress party in 2014.

He supported Buhari as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2015 election. Buhari’s victory was in part thanks to Tinubu’s considerable influence in southwest Nigeria, particularly in Lagos.

Tinubu continued to support Buhari in the 2019 elections.

On the eve of the poll, photos of two armored trucks entering Tinubu’s residence went viral on social media.

The next day, Tinubu admitted that the vehicles were carrying cash on his property, but added that he had done nothing wrong.

“Excuse me, if I do not represent any government agency and have money to spend,” he told reporters. “As long as not to buy votes.”

Tinubu said it was nobody’s business if he gave people money.

Kingmaker wants to be king

Speaking to reporters after announcing his presidential ambitions, Tinubu was asked why he was not happy to remain a kingmaker.

“About the kingmaker’s cap. I’ve never seen a kingmaker’s cap before. It’s the truth,” he said. “And I’ve never seen where it says in the rulebook anywhere in any country that a kingmaker can’t be a king unless you commit murder.”

Meanwhile, Tinubu supporters are celebrating the law amending the electoral law of 2021.

The law, yet to be enacted by President Buhari, requires political parties to allow all their registered members to participate in the vote for the candidate through direct primaries.

A straightforward primary could increase the chances of victory for Tinubu, “who is rich and has a huge support base in many states,” according to an analysis by The Africa Report.

Ubale Musa contributed to this article.

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UAH – News https://inigo-tech.com/uah-news/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:33:06 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/uah-news/ Courtesy of Shaniqua McClendon The University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), part of the University of Alabama system, will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, January 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a virtual memento for the annual meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program organized by […]]]>

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The University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), part of the University of Alabama system, will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, January 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a virtual memento for the annual meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI). The theme for this year’s event is “What are you doing for others? “

The special guest and guest speaker for this year’s program will be Shaniqua McClendon, a political strategist who is the Senior Policy Director of Crooked Media, which hosts the popular podcast “Pod Save America”.

A sought-after speaker and commentator on media, politics, voting and race, McClendon leads Crooked Media’s political strategy and civic engagement program, Vote Save America, and created its successful volunteer engagement and fundraising program. fund for 2020, Adopt a State. Recently, she developed and hosted the Crooked “Rigging North Carolina” mini-podcast, which chronicled voter suppression and voter fraud in the state.

She appears regularly on the network’s podcasts, including “Hysteria, What A Day” and “Lovett or Leave It”, and has lent her voice to numerous other podcasts and live Instagram discussions in the political and fashion industries. of life. McClendon recently served as moderator of the Hammer Museum’s Forum, a series of events addressing current social and political issues.

Prior to Crooked Media, McClendon served on Capitol Hill as political advisor to Senator Kay R. Hagan and legislative director to US Representative Alma S. Adams. While working for Representative Adams, McClendon spearheaded the creation of the first bipartisan HBCU congressional caucus. Originally from North Carolina, she began her career as a White House intern for President Barack Obama.

In addition to her media work, McClendon serves on the board of directors of Fund Her, the political action committee dedicated to electing progressive women to lead local and state governments, with an emphasis on support for women of color and first-time applicants.

The theme of this year’s memorial program comes from a statement by Dr. King in 1957 to an audience at the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery: “Life’s most persistent and pressing question is: ‘What do you do for others? “”

This is a virtual Zoom event and prior registration is required.


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Peter Dutton, discussing tennis star Peng Shuai, slams celebrities for failing to criticize China’s treatment of women https://inigo-tech.com/peter-dutton-discussing-tennis-star-peng-shuai-slams-celebrities-for-failing-to-criticize-chinas-treatment-of-women/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/peter-dutton-discussing-tennis-star-peng-shuai-slams-celebrities-for-failing-to-criticize-chinas-treatment-of-women/ “And not to mention the fate of tens of thousands of others who find themselves in the same situation where they are threatened or their human rights violated or not, Uyghurs and others. “And so part of my judgment to be honest about these things is that I think if we want change and we […]]]>

“And not to mention the fate of tens of thousands of others who find themselves in the same situation where they are threatened or their human rights violated or not, Uyghurs and others.

“And so part of my judgment to be honest about these things is that I think if we want change and we want China to continue to be a great power but to respect the rule of law , then we should talk about it. “

Peng Shuai accused former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her, before withdrawing his claims.Credit:

Mr. Dutton has been criticized by the federal opposition and some national security experts for his comments on the prospect of a conflict with China in the coming years over Taiwan. This included comments in November in which he said it would be “inconceivable” for Australia not to join the United States if it decided to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack.

Mr Dutton said he was focusing on “the prevailing peace” in the region, but also believed it was important to be “honest and speak candidly with the Australian public”.

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“If there was a conflict of any kind in our area, then I don’t think the public wants to wake up to this news in the newspaper, having heard nothing about it, or the prospect, before, ”he said. “So I think it’s best to be honest first. “

The #MeToo hashtag is censored in China, while the social media accounts of women’s rights activists have been suspended and closed; some have been harassed and monitored.

Last month, the Chinese government decided to revise its key piece of legislation protecting women’s rights for the first time in nearly 20 years, but activists have warned it did not go far enough in defining sanctions for the perpetrators of abuse.

Yaqiu Wang, senior researcher on China at Human Rights Watch, said women’s rights activists and victims of sexual abuse in China face government censorship, harassment, surveillance and even detention. for speaking.

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“The women’s rights movement is terribly suppressed. Therefore, it is very important for the international community to pay attention and support the rights of women in China, ”she said.

“I hope western feminists can pay more attention to women’s rights issues in China, but I understand the reasons for their absence. The Chinese government’s Internet censorship and the suppression of international trade make it more difficult for Western feminists to know the situation in China.

Ms. Wang said the Chinese government had for years taken advantage of access to the Chinese market to silence international critics, adding that there was a “collective reluctance” in Hollywood to speak out on rights issues. of man in China.

“Celebrities like Richard Gere – who is a longtime supporter of the Tibetan cause – have paid a heavy price for openly criticizing the Chinese government,” she said.

“But recently, I feel very encouraged to see stars like Naomi Osaka speak up for Peng Shuai, knowing that her business interests may be hurt because of it.”

Blair Williams, from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at the Australian National University, said the treatment of women in China is a big concern, but Australia needs to make sure it gets its own house in order before to teach others on the world stage.

“We have a Parliament that has seen so much sexual assault, harassment, abuse and intimidation and all the kind of toxic work culture that we have seen throughout the last year,” said the Dr Williams.

“Before we start pointing fingers at other people’s backyards, we really need to make sure our backyard is clean. We really need to improve the Australian political situation.

“It’s a global struggle. It is happening everywhere. And that’s something we have to fight for, rather than making it into political football. “

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Veronica Koman, campaign strategist for Amnesty International Australia, said the Chinese government used to silence women who made allegations of sexual violence, including by repeatedly trying to end the #MeToo movement of the country.

“While we welcome Peter Dutton’s concerns and agree that more needs to be done regarding China’s treatment of women, we believe that Dutton himself could have done more to ensure the safety of women in Australia,” especially those of Parliament and the defense forces, ”she said.

Ms Koman said that next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing would provide a good platform for people to talk about China’s treatment of women as well as other human rights concerns.

Australia has launched a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Games over China’s human rights record, meaning no Australian government official will attend the events.

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Kimron Corion Digital Launches Online Social Media Masterclass in Response to Covid-19 https://inigo-tech.com/kimron-corion-digital-launches-online-social-media-masterclass-in-response-to-covid-19/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:16:18 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/kimron-corion-digital-launches-online-social-media-masterclass-in-response-to-covid-19/ Social media training for a new career or to upgrade existing skills. Digital communications strategist Kimron Corion continues to innovate to provide businesses and individuals with the tools to make social media work for them. The Ryerson University (Canada) graduate and recipient of the Gold Medal (the highest honor for graduate students) has been leading […]]]>

Social media training for a new career or to upgrade existing skills.

Digital communications strategist Kimron Corion continues to innovate to provide businesses and individuals with the tools to make social media work for them.

The Ryerson University (Canada) graduate and recipient of the Gold Medal (the highest honor for graduate students) has been leading his Social Media Masterclass for 3 years in person.

However, he has now created an exciting interactive online space to deliver his Masterclass and hands-on training to succeed in the ever-changing social media landscape.

The course, which introduces participants to social media platforms, strategic social media, content creation, storytelling, social media campaign development, audience engagement and more, is now available online at using the Teachable platform.

Commenting on the launch of its online masterclass, Corion said: “Social media is nuanced and constantly evolving. So you have to invest time to do it well. It might not be a magic pill for your business, but when used correctly the possibilities are endless.

Corion continued, “As the global pandemic unfolded, social media became even more important, so I saw the need to make the course and resources available online so that learning could continue.”

Corion has an impressive track record in public speaking at conferences, workshops and schools in Canada, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. He has presented at Caribbean Entrepreneurship Summit, Be Good Be conference for nonprofits, Smart Start Youth conference, App Start tech workshop, Canada Safe School conference, Service Expo 2017 and at BufferFest, to name a few.

He is also an accomplished blogger, featured on CNN, Share Magazine Toronto, Now Grenada, Huffington Post, Ryerson University, Social Media Lab, and other outlets. In 2017, he received the 30 under 30 award from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

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NASCAR rejects Let’s Go Brandon Bitcoin as auto sponsor https://inigo-tech.com/nascar-rejects-lets-go-brandon-bitcoin-as-auto-sponsor/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:02:21 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/nascar-rejects-lets-go-brandon-bitcoin-as-auto-sponsor/ NASCAR has decided to block a sponsorship deal between pilot Brandon Brown and LGBcoin, a cryptocurrency named after the anti-Joe Biden chant “Let’s Go Brandon,” The Washington Post reported. According to the Post, Brown was given the nod during vacation from a NASCAR employee who was not authorized to approve the deal. On Tuesday, the […]]]>

NASCAR has decided to block a sponsorship deal between pilot Brandon Brown and LGBcoin, a cryptocurrency named after the anti-Joe Biden chant “Let’s Go Brandon,” The Washington Post reported.

According to the Post, Brown was given the nod during vacation from a NASCAR employee who was not authorized to approve the deal. On Tuesday, the racing league reviewed the partnership and informed the team of the rejection in the afternoon.

LGBcoin, a self-proclaimed “decentralized meme token,” intended to serve as the primary sponsor of the driver that inspired its name. In October 2021, the 28-year-old native of Virginia won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race. While being interviewed by NBC’s Kelli Stavast, a member of the crowd chanted “F— Joe Biden,” which Stavast misheard or intentionally misspoken. “You can hear the crowd chanting, ‘Let’s go, Brandon! “,” She said on the show.

The phrase quickly entered right-wing discourse as a coded curse on President Biden and other members of Congress.

December 30, Brown announcement the partnership via social media on behalf of its Virginia-based team, Brandonbilt Motorsports.

“I am delighted to welcome @LGBcoin_io aboard my No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro as the Full Season Full Season Partner of the NASCAR Xfinity 2022 Series!” read it Tweeter.

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The 28-year-old’s message was accompanied by a video of him showing off the red, white and blue racing car sporting the LGBcoin logo in several places.

In a Brandonbilt Motorsports press release, Typhoon Capital Management founder James Koutoulas wrote: “We are proud to support Brandon this season, to help him pursue his American dream. … If we do our job well, when you think of us and you hear “Come on Brandon,” you will think and feel, “Let’s go to America. “

Max Marcucci, a crisis media strategist who represents Brandonbilt, responded to the announcement by stating that the team followed all protocols and all blame lies with NASCAR.

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“We are disappointed that NASCAR management has chosen to rescind this sponsorship approval and believe they should have the confidence to make their decision to back down and not fire a team or a driver,” Marcucci said.

“Like every team, we count on productive and friendly working relationships at all levels of NASCAR. Unfortunately, NASCAR executives’ handling of this situation now threatens to strain our relationships and once again places us in an incredibly awkward position. “

Brown’s website, Brandon Brown Racing, now features an image of a racing car with “For Sale” on the hood. As of Wednesday evening, the homepage of LGBcoin’s website still reads “Official Partner of NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Brandon Brown and No.68 Car.”

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🌱 UMC warns of wait times and surge in COVID cases https://inigo-tech.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-umc-warns-of-wait-times-and-surge-in-covid-cases/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 23:43:03 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-umc-warns-of-wait-times-and-surge-in-covid-cases/ Hello, Las Vegas! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know in Las Vegas today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Quite sunny. High: 54 Low: 37. Here are the top 3 stories of today in Las Vegas: The University Medical […]]]>

Hello, Las Vegas! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know in Las Vegas today.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Quite sunny. High: 54 Low: 37.


Here are the top 3 stories of today in Las Vegas:

  1. The University Medical Center is warning people of longer wait times for elective medical care due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in southern Nevada. The community can help alleviate this problem by “avoiding unnecessary emergency room visits and prompt care for non-urgent medical needs.” People who test positive should self-isolate at home and watch their symptoms. If their condition worsens, it is recommended that they see a doctor. (KTNV Las Vegas)
  2. Cases of COVID-19 in Las Vegas totaled more than 8,000 during New Years festivities last weekend. This brings the total to 377,518 cases in the district. Governor Steve Sisolak and his team continue to analyze the numbers and work to provide resources to tackle the wave they are facing. Until formal mandates are in place, Sisolak encourages the community to get vaccinated, boost, and continue to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. (Las Vegas Sun)
  3. This week’s “The Beatles LOVE” shows in Las Vegas have unfortunately been postponed. This Cirque du Soleil show, which was scheduled to take place from January 4 to 8, will be postponed until later this year. However, the normal performance schedule will resume on Tuesday January 11. (News3LV)

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  • The US National Weather Service Las Vegas Nevada reminds everyone to dress warmly for the week! Temperatures will be around 30 degrees, so workers in Las Vegas are going to have a cool start to the first work week of 2022. Take a good look at the weather and stay warm. (Facebook)
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The 10 biggest sports stories of 2021 https://inigo-tech.com/the-10-biggest-sports-stories-of-2021/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 13:00:02 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/the-10-biggest-sports-stories-of-2021/ Babe Ruth never did what Ohtani did. Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / Getty Images It’s easy to name the best thing about 2021, applicable to both sport and the rest of the world: it wasn’t 2020. In any other context, it would have been considered one of the worst sporting years of recent memory. But in […]]]>

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It’s easy to name the best thing about 2021, applicable to both sport and the rest of the world: it wasn’t 2020. In any other context, it would have been considered one of the worst sporting years of recent memory. But in 2020, there have been widespread cancellations (including the entire NCAA tournament), an entire season with no one in the stands, and massive disruption from every possible angle. 2021 featured a full schedule, stadiums packed with screaming fans, and a return to – well, if not normal, at least regular lineup. After last year: We will take it.

The desperate hope for 2022 is that it will look nothing like 2020 Where 2021. (Omicron has already started this dream with difficulty.) Yet the past 12 months have brought with them many moments that we will remember forever – and not just for reasons related to the virus.

Here are the ten biggest sports stories of 2021.

10. Giannis takes a title back to Milwaukee (and other long-suffering sports towns are relieved as well). The last time the Milwaukee Bucks, an iconic NBA franchise, won a championship, their top player was still called Lew Alcindor. But Giannis “the Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo, one of the nicest superstars in all sports, led the Bucks past the much-publicized Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference semifinals, then Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns in final. The Bucks weren’t the only franchise to finally break through this year. The Chicago Sky won its first WNBA championship, giving the city its first basketball title since the days of Michael Jordan; Baylor won his first-ever men’s basketball title; and the Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series since 1995. It is sure to beat the Patriots or Red Sox trophies every scary year.

9. Shohei Ohtani does the impossible. Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Hitting a baseball regularly and being an elite pitcher at the same time? We thought it was just about impossible in today’s game. Still, one way or another, the Angels Shohei Ohtani did it in 2021, crushing 40 home runs and knocking out 156 batters in 130 innings, easily winning the American League MVP award. Ohtani has been compared to Babe Ruth, but Ruth has never been both an All-Star hitter and pitcher. What Ohtani did was unprecedented, but maybe not for long: Considering all the two-way players who showed up in this year’s MLB Draft, it could point to a whole new era of baseball. .

8. MLB flirts with Armageddon work again. Of course, for a whole new era of baseball to emerge, there are certain games that you actually need to play. And baseball could be struggling on that front. The league put its players on lockdown shortly after a terrific season, and are now squatting for a potential 1994 working battle. The fiasco of 94, which included the cancellation of the World Series, has been disastrous for the sport in a way that still reverberates, and it’s hard to understand how damaging another prolonged work stoppage would be today. To get the season off to a good start, the two sides will likely have to come to an agreement by mid-February. At the moment, they are not even speaking to each other. Sip.

7. Peng Shuai highlights the problem of sport in China. On November 2, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai posted on social media that a retired member of the Chinese political bureau had sexually assaulted her. Then she disappeared from public view for weeks. While top players and athletes around the world have expressed their support for Peng, the World Tennis Association has taken the drastic step of shutting down all business with China, at least temporarily. She eventually resurfaced in staid and clearly staged videos from Chinese state media, and denied ever claiming to have been sexually assaulted in the first place, which only heightened suspicion. (The WTA didn’t buy it.) The big problem is that every sports league, but especially the NBA, has strong commercial ties with China. As human rights abuses in the country spark more outrage – and its brutality encroaches more on sports themselves – leagues will be increasingly pressed to take a stand. As U.S. businesses as a whole rethink their relationship with China, the sports world is far from alone in this dilemma.

6. Sport tries to gain a foothold on political gas. 2020 has been the most political year in sports history, from the protests of George Floyd to the presidential election to Georgia’s second round. There are many athlete-led organizations dedicated specifically to turning that momentum into action. But the leagues themselves? After going deeper into activism than they ever imagined in 2020, they mostly retreated in 2021. The NFL has managed to decouple politics from its games in ways that would have seemed impossible a while ago. five years. Removing MLB from the Georgia All-Star Game sounded like a political decision, but it was truly a business decision. Even the NBA has tried to focus on business on the pitch, and not just in the case of China. (The WNBA and American women’s football have been exceptions to the “less politics” rule.) It will be fascinating to see if the leagues can stay out of the fray again during the midterm year. of 2022. Players have said in 2020 that they will stay engaged to move forward; this year is their chance to prove it, even if the leagues don’t want to.

5. Upheaval in university athletics. It was Brett Kavanaugh, of all people, who appeared to send the NCAA into a death spiral in June, writing that the organization was “not above the law.” But rather than forcing college sports reform, the Supreme Court essentially pushed the NCAA to abdicate all responsibility and let college sports become the Wild West. The new law “Name, Image and Likeness” allowed players to finally win some money in college – though it came from sponsors rather than schools – but the NCAA’s lack of oversight around the law and other issues meant conferences and schools were making their own rules. Next thing you knew Oklahoma and Texas were in the SEC, coaches were making $ 15 million a year, and college sports felt more out of hand than it had ever been before. What happens next? As always, follow the money. (Which still won’t suit players.)

4. The silent Olympic Games. Against all odds, the Tokyo Summer Olympics were held, a year late and without fans. The Games were… very, very weird. It’s one thing to watch an NFL game without a crowd: it looks like every other football TV show you’ve ever seen, minus the fan reaction shots. But the Olympics without cheers were strangely bloodless; it all seemed to take place on an isolated soundstage. There were still some great moments, but overall it felt like an Olympics that only existed to grab TV money, which stripped him of any romance still associated with the event. The ratings were, as you might expect, the lowest on record. In a few months, we’ll see if the Beijing Winter Olympics, which will only allow fans from mainland China, will have better luck.

3. Tom Brady is impossible to kill. Brady had an argument with former coach Bill Belichick just enough to grab his (fully inflated) ball and make it to Tampa Bay, where, surprisingly, he stepped out and won his seventh Super Bowl at the age of 43. . Brady is now the fourth oldest non-Kicker NFL player ever, and he’s got the Buccaneers back to where they were last year: in position for a deep playoff run. What he’s doing is absolutely absurd, unprecedented, and impossible in every way possible, and all the bile you (and everyone) spit out in his way doesn’t change that. He can stay at that exact spot on the list until he turns 50.

2. A focus on the mental health of athletes. For decades, athletes have been told that when injured they should essentially “rub a little dirt on it”: toughen up, fight pain, mind over matter. This may be the year the Whiplash, The management style of not at my pace athletes is dead once and for all. Tennis star Naomi Osaka struck up a long-awaited conversation about mental health when she decided to withdraw from the French Open, and Simone Biles shone the spotlight on the “twisties” when she stepped down. withdrawn from the final event of the general gymnastics competition. at the Olympic games. These were major changes in the conversation about what it means to be an athlete, the obligations you have to yourself and your fans, the record of high performance competitions on elite athletes and how. fans and the media have long treated athletes who bear this toll. This conversation could become a constant in the years to come.

1. COVID. Obviously. Obviously! The first quarter of the year was devoted to the tightrope of hosting events like the Super Bowl and the NCAA Tournament as the vaccines rolled out. The second quarter saw the crowd slowly come back into the stands and everything felt at least business as usual. The third quarter concerned navigation on Delta; the fourth quarter, ultimately the toughest, was figuring out Omicron (and if sport could set the tone for the rest of us). Sadly, the pandemic was the biggest story of 2020, and it was the biggest story of 2021. But if it’s the biggest story of 2022, something has gone terribly wrong. Again.


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Clubhouse’s explosive growth slowed. Its CEO doesn’t care https://inigo-tech.com/clubhouses-explosive-growth-slowed-its-ceo-doesnt-care/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 05:00:59 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/clubhouses-explosive-growth-slowed-its-ceo-doesnt-care/ At times in early 2021, Silicon Valley was inundated with discussions that the Clubhouse live audio chat app was the future of social media. After gaining traction late last year, it exploded in 2021 as the fastest growing social media app in history. It aimed to popularize audio rather than text or images as the […]]]>

At times in early 2021, Silicon Valley was inundated with discussions that the Clubhouse live audio chat app was the future of social media.

After gaining traction late last year, it exploded in 2021 as the fastest growing social media app in history. It aimed to popularize audio rather than text or images as the next big social media outlet as people looked for ways to communicate in lockdowns and drew comparisons to Snap or TikTok.

But as the end of the year nears, the Clubhouse bubble appears to have burst, as the craze around the app has calmed down, downloads have dropped dramatically, and the company has faced a attack by competing products of large technology groups, such as Meta and Twitter.

Its quick CEO, Paul Davison, remains adamant that the lull is only part of the typical peak and trough life cycle of a social start-up, and that the mimic features of rivals with deep pockets have had no impact on the business “in any real way.”

Indeed, Davison is convinced that making money is not an urgent concern, despite relying on regular investors such as venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz to raise around $ 310 million. on several rounds of table. During its last round table in June, the company was valued at $ 4 billion.

“In the future, as we launch more services that allow creators to monetize, I imagine we’ll take a fee there to fund the business,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times. “But we haven’t figured out all the details of that yet.”

It’s unclear whether Clubhouse, which Davison says is “well capitalized right now,” can achieve long-term growth and prove it is more than a pandemic fad.

The plan is not to branch out beyond the audio medium, he said, rather to specialize there “as an independent business.” Davison is quick to launch more than a dozen activities that he hopes the platform can support, including “radio nights, get-togethers and dinners, corporate profit appeals, comedy shows and music festivals “.

He declined to say if the company had been approached by competitors or if it would be open for sale.

The 42-year-old former head of cryptocurrency exchange Coinlist built Clubhouse alongside fellow Stanford University graduate Rohan Seth, launching it on the Apple App Store in March 2020 from his basement as the pandemic began to take hold.

“It’s been a year already,” Davison said. “We had to go really fast. To evolve the team, to evolve the business, to evolve the infrastructure, ”he added, noting that Clubhouse has increased the number of employees from around nine in January to 90 today. .

But after dominating the app store rankings in several countries, in June – a month after its first launch on Android – Clubhouse peaked at nearly 9 million downloads, according to data from App Annie. In November, the number fell to 920,000 downloads.

“I can’t name many brands that have seen such incredible growth and then such incredible decline so close to each other,” said Pete Boyle, a marketing strategist, adding that he hadn’t heard from anyone in his network. professional talk about the application. in the past three months.

Ahead of the post, Clubhouse took issue with App Annie’s figures, which do not include downloads to tablets and do not include reinstalls or updates of apps. Clubhouse said its own data showed 1.8 million downloads in November. He declined to share download figures for other months. He also refused to share an active user number.

Davison remains indifferent. “We have gone from a single community of beta testers last year to a global network of many different communities,” he said, highlighting recent growth in geographies such as Thailand. “It’s now a big chart with different clusters developing at different times. “

He added that in the summer alone, the number of “chat rooms” created per day more than doubled, from 300,000 to 700,000, driven in particular by an increase in the number of private groups.

After declining to share a more up-to-date figure, the company later said it was “700,000+” rooms per day, adding that there had been “an acceleration in growth in recent weeks.” .

Despite this, Davison denied having sought Clubhouse’s dizzying rise in the first place, citing the decision to make the app invitation-only as a first step, until July of this year. “We never tried to grow up. We just tried not to grow taller, ”he said. “I think when you grow online communities, if you go too fast, things can break. “

Outside experts, however, remember the company as embodying Silicon Valley’s trend towards “growth hacking” – deliberately driving explosive growth through experimental and cheap digital marketing.

Andreessen, who led the company’s three fundraising rounds, helped increase its visibility, hosting regular sessions and attracting famous athletes and musicians who had become investors in the company.

“Some of this activity has been directly catalyzed by a16z,” wrote Andrew Chen, a partner at the investment firm who sits on the Clubhouse board of directors in his book. The cold start problem.

Meanwhile, early adopters of the app suffered a barrage of home screen alerts unless they turned off notifications. Clubhouse also initially forced users to allow access to their phone’s address books to invite others to the app before stopping the practice.

Concerns over Clubhouse’s data collection, including address books, have already sparked a regulatory review. French regulators opened an investigation into the company’s compliance with European privacy rules in March, and German regulators have requested more information on its data collection practices.

Clubhouse said it welcomes conversations with regulators, adding that data protection is a “top priority”. He said he does not sell user data and “only collects the data that we need to make the service work for users”.

In the near term, the company is focused on bolstering its new creator monetization features – funneling money to people who host chats on the app through in-room tips, paid private rooms, and subscriptions.

In April, Clubhouse announced a partnership with payments company Stripe as part of the push. Davison said the app could eventually start reducing those transactions, in addition to the processing fees that Stripe collects.

As a former chief executive of a cryptocurrency exchange and a proponent of decentralization, Davison says he may also be exploring ways to incorporate high-profile non-fungible digital assets and tokens into the app.

“I think the principles of control, ownership and collaboration are very much in line with how we run the business,” he said. “I am very optimistic.”


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Recast1 Coin launches, aims to revolutionize the blockchain industry https://inigo-tech.com/recast1-coin-launches-aims-to-revolutionize-the-blockchain-industry/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 12:11:21 +0000 https://inigo-tech.com/recast1-coin-launches-aims-to-revolutionize-the-blockchain-industry/ LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 22, 2021 / Redesign1 coin team is pleased to announce its platform with a vision to reshape the Blockchain realm. Having recently been listed on CoinMarketCap, the team continues to hit the targets. This is a new non-fiat oriented stable coin, which has unveiled its revolutionary platform that allows […]]]>

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 22, 2021 / Redesign1 coin team is pleased to announce its platform with a vision to reshape the Blockchain realm. Having recently been listed on CoinMarketCap, the team continues to hit the targets. This is a new non-fiat oriented stable coin, which has unveiled its revolutionary platform that allows users to generate income by transferring and staking tokens.

The coin was founded on the basis of the world economy as an inflationary monetary base to meet the needs of the people. According to the founder, “Every time the Recast1 coin increases, its supply will increase once people meet their needs.” Through staking and staking, the team will provide an unlimited supply of Recast1 parts with a limited annual supply for users.

The R1 economic platform

The R1 economy platform allows individuals and institutions to create unique profiles. Each profile is assigned an economist or strategist once the individual reaches 1,000 subscribers. Uniquely, anyone can share members with other people in exchange for the R1 coin. In addition, economists and strategies can sell their indicators, economic articles, software in the form of NFT on the platform.

It is planned to create an information network that will focus on all economic activities in the world. Overall, the R1 business platform will allow users to be expert economists and strategists to make sure things get properly analyzed.

Difference between R1 part and Terra Luna

R1 coins are the first coin based on proof of transfer and proof of stake. Significantly, during the transfer, users can contract the R1 provisioning based on network usage, reflecting on their wallets. In addition, it also creates an inflationary coin which will serve as a usable coin during price stability.

Innovations offered by part R1

The R1 coin is the universal token accepted on the Recast1 platform. The platform offers the R1 exchange, mainnet, economy, and proof of transfer and stake. Through the R1 exchange, users can build, plan, and grow their startups and NFT tokens.

The platform is also building its main network while creating a community comprising of thousands of users. In addition, it will allow each investor to generate coins from coin transfers to other users.

About the redesign

Recast1 is a fully decentralized, non-fiat stable coin that offers individuals and institutions the ability to create an economist or strategist profile on its platform. The platform uses the proof of transfer and proof of stake protocol to strengthen its community.

Social connections

Twitter: https://twitter.com/recast1org
Telegram: https://t.me/recast1chat
Average: https://recast1coin.medium.com/

Github: https://github.com/Recast1
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBjez7c5cqGcSXrUbY01tpg

Media contact:

Society: Redesign1
Name of the contact: Iman Tariq
E-mail: info@recast1.org
Website: https://recast1.org/

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