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RockItCoin Becomes First Crypto ATM Business to Launch Spanish-Language Website as...

CHICAGO, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RockItCoin, the most trusted name in Bitcoin ATM™, today launched a Spanish-language website, recognizing the importance of access to the burgeoning cryptocurrency market by Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States. The company has become the first to do so, once again leading the industry in supporting greater inclusion and access investing in cryptocurrency for as many people as possible. RockItCoin's multi-language ATMs allow easy, walk-up access and fast conversion of cash into cryptocurrencies. The RockItCoin website also supports online transactions in the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC). In addition, for anyone wanting to buy/sell over $10,000, RockItCoin offers a highly personalized OTC service. "Due to language and other constraints, many members of the Hispanic community have been largely shut out from the rising Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets," said Michael Dalesandro, Founder and CEO of RockItCoin. "RockItCoin's new Spanish-language website and multi-language CryptoATMs are the safest and easiest choice for anyone seeking to turn cash into Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin. By making cryptocurrency information accessible to Spanish-speaking consumers, RockItCoin is helping families and Hispanic communities with greater access to financial opportunities and a way to grow their financial assets using cryptocurrency. Spanish-speaking consumers can now find and access a RockItCoin Crypto ATM close to where they live and work with personal customer support 7 days a week." For interest in hosting a crypto ATM, please visit us at https://rockitcoin.com/host. For locations and interest in using one of RockItCoin's crypto ATMs, please visit https://rockitcoin.com/locations About RockItCoin Founded in 2015 by Michael Dalesandro, RockItCoin is a crypto blockchain company based in Chicago, IL. RockItCoin's network of over 1,000 multi-language ATMs across the US provides consumers with an easy, safe, and fast way to buy, sell, and trade Bitcoin. Consumers can also access and manage a wide variety of other cryptocurrencies through the company's Wallet app. In addition, RockItCoin distributes, operates, places, and sells 2-way Bitcoin kiosks to support small businesses gain additional revenue from crypto. For more information, visit: https://rockitcoin.com, En Español: https://rockitcoin.com/es/ SOURCE RockItCoin Related Links https://rockitcoin.com/

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Watch: Sport Loop Bands Representing 22 Countries

Apple is launching the International Collection bands for Apple Watch, featuring limited-edition Sport Loop bands of 22 nations.According to the technology major, the New Sport Loop bands and matching watch faces feature bold, colorful designs of these nations to help athletes and fans celebrate their competitive spirit and love towards their country.The International Collection Sport Loop bands are soft, breathable, and lightweight. Each band features a matching downloadable Stripes watch face showcasing color combinations that customers can use to personalize their Apple Watch. The Stripes watch face is available on Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch SE, and later.The countries that the bands represent include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the US.The collection is now available at apple.com and in the Apple Store app with fast, free delivery, and at select Apple Store locations globally. The International Collection Apple Watch Sport Loop bands are available in 40mm and 44mm sizes for $49.The band packaging includes App Clip functionality downloadable with the matching country's Stripes Apple Watch face.In addition, customers can download any of the 22 watch faces from apple.com and also use Face Sharing to share with other Apple Watch users.In May, Apple had launched a new Apple Watch Pride Edition band and dynamic watch face, including Braided Solo Loop and Nike Sport Loop. For comments and feedback contact: [email protected] News

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Native Americans – Absent in Higher Education

Wrap up Native American Heritage Month by looking at why their numbers lag on college campuses. Tweet this "People just don't understand the sacrifices you have to make to pursue a doctoral degree," explains Dr. Brooks. "The perception is you don't need college. I believe there is something college gives you that is above and beyond a job. It gives you critical thinking skills and provides networking opportunities. It's socializing. It's a way of thinking that makes you a better person and gives you a way to see the world in a more open way than before." The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, its expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps Black/African Americans, Latinx/Hispanic Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders."I call the PhD Project the best kept secret in America because based on our name, not many know we're connected to a diversity initiative, racial equity or the corporate world," said Blaine Ruschak, PhD Project President. "Since 1994, we've more than quintupled the number of diverse business professors in the U.S., from fewer than 300 to more than 1500 today. We are making a difference on university campuses and in the business world." The PhD Project just wrapped up its flagship event, an annual conference for potential doctoral students that took place November 17 – 19, 2021. At this 3-day conference, attendees networked with other doctoral students, business school representatives, professors, and sponsor organizations. For more information on the PhD Project, visit www.phdproject.org. ###SOURCE The PhD Project

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Op-ed: Market leadership is shifting. Here’s why investors should pay attention

Westend61The market, as we know, is seductive, luring its participants skillfully until they are as hooked as the sea bass that can't resist the shimmering flies we cast at them on Buzzards Bay. Poor fish. Poor buyers of bitcoin at $61,000, Snowflake at $380, and Teladoc at $290. But just because we fall for the darlings and shun the hated doesn't mean inevitable decimation. Those bass get thrown right back (about 99% of them, anyway), and the dregs of one market can, and often should, rise again. Let's take, for example, the performance of the technology sector, which fell from grace to disgrace at the end of 2020.  As the table shows, the strongest sector last year, technology, has been the weakest this year, as the halo effect for digitally dominant global players during the pandemic wore off, and vaccines offered a road to redemption for 2020's losers. The shares of reopening groups, such as airlines, hotels, energy, financials, and industrials began to rally hard in late 2020 as those industries anticipated a post-pandemic earnings surge, exceeding the earnings' advance in technology companies. If stock prices anticipate earnings changes, the data above supports technology's underperformance over the past six months. The profit trajectory of industries knocked out by Covid, such as energy, financials, and industrials, propelled by a huge wave of pent-up demand, appears to surpass that of technology. In summary, that is the argument made by cyclical and value stock bulls over the past six to nine months.  They backed the right groups, as the price changes above depict.   Avoid making assumptionsHowever, making broad assumptions from a collective data set can lead to some misleading conclusions.  To say that baseball is boring just because pitchers take too long to deliver each ball is an oversimplification (although a definite contributor).  Similarly, the S&P technology sector is dominated by Apple and Microsoft, which account for 41% of its market weight, both of which have underperformed this year, and does not include several of the most visible and dominant digital growth companies. Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix are all members of the FAANG cohort, but only two reside under the tech heading. After some blistering growth in 2021, Apple and Microsoft should see more moderate profit increases in 2022. As the table below illustrates, most of these large-cap growth names are expected to show earnings per share growth ahead of the S&P next year, although many of them have underperformed the S&P this year.We have written about how the multiples of many large-cap growth stocks have fallen as their earnings estimates have advanced, rendering them more attractive in the past few months. The table below highlights the movement toward the Nasdaq and the growth stocks recently.If we compare the top ten performers among the thirty largest S&P 500 stocks year-to-date and over the past month, we see a sharp recent shift from value names like Chevron, Exxon, and JPMorgan toward growth/tech.  The only names appearing on both lists are Alphabet, Nvidia, Paypal and Facebook.  The market appears to be embracing large-cap tech and digital names after having steered away from them for over half a year. After handsomely rewarding cyclical and reopening stocks, investors may now be looking toward 2022 and seeking higher long-term sustainable growth rates at comparable price-earnings ratios. The fact that the 10-year Treasury rate has fallen back from its march toward 2% into the 1.5% level is also positive for growth stocks. While it would be naïve to suggest that this trend should continue for the rest of 2022, markets frequently revert to forward-looking earnings growth as they rotate among industries.Now, let's find an antidote to four-hour baseball games that can simultaneously shift momentum back toward that sector of the sports universe.     Karen Firestone is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Aureus Asset Management, an investment firm dedicated to providing contemporary asset management to families, individuals and institutions.

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Lancement officiel du championnat du monde d'échecs 2021 à Dubaï

DUBAÏ, EAU, 27 novembre 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Le grand coup d'envoi du championnat du monde d'échecs 2021 a été donné à Dubaï. Le match pour le titre de leader mondial des échecs est organisé avec le soutien de la Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) entre l'actuel champion du monde Magnus Carlsen et le vainqueur du tournoi des candidats en 2020/21 Ian Nepomniashchii. Le partenaire général du championnat mondial est PhosAgro, l'un des leaders mondiaux de la production d'engrais minéraux contenant du phosphore. L'événement se déroule dans le cadre de l'exposition EXPO. « Le match du championnat du monde de cette année sera unique à bien des égards. Grâce à la coopération entre l'Expo et la FIDE, et à des partenaires commerciaux comme PhosAgro, nous pouvons atteindre un public plus large. Nous pensons que cet événement sera vraiment mémorable »,- a déclaré Arkady Dvorkovich, président de la FIDE. La dotation du championnat est de 2 millions d'euros. Selon le règlement, les participants joueront un total de 14 matchs. La première partie se jouera aujourd'hui, le 26 novembre, et la dernière partie le 14 décembre. En cas d'égalité des scores dans les classiques, le match final aura lieu le 15 décembre dans un tie-break. PhosAgro est également un partenaire stratégique du grand maître russe Ian Nepomniachtchi. L'entreprise est un partenaire stratégique permanent de la Fédération russe des échecs depuis 2010. Au fil des ans, les jeunes joueurs d'échecs de notre pays ont remporté plus de 100 médailles lors de compétitions internationales pour enfants. Les grands maîtres russes sont devenus champions du monde de blitz, d'échecs rapides (deux fois), vice-champions du monde (deux fois) et trois fois - vainqueurs de la Coupe du monde, et ont remporté deux Olympiades en ligne. La société est un partenaire stratégique de la FIDE et a déjà sponsorisé des matchs pour la couronne mondiale d'échecs en 2014 à Sotchi, en 2016 à New York et en 2018 à Londres. Dans les villes où PhosAgro opère - Cherepovets, Kirovsk, Apatity, Volkhov, Balakovo - la société soutient les centres éducatifs Enfants de Russie - Éducation, santé et spiritualité (DROZD), où différents sports sont pratiqués, notamment les échecs, qui bénéficient d'une attention particulière grâce à des cours d'échecs dans les établissements scolaires et préscolaires parrainés. « PhosAgro contribue au développement des échecs en Russie depuis de nombreuses années et s'est fixé pour objectif de ramener la couronne échiquéenne dans son pays. Il est donc important pour nous de créer les conditions les plus confortables pour Ian afin qu'il puisse se préparer pour le match final. Dans tous les cas, nous assisterons à une grande compétition entre les esprits les plus brillants de la planète », - a déclaré Andrey Guryev, vice-président de la Fédération russe des échecs et PDG de PhosAgro. Magnus Carlsen détient le titre de champion depuis 8 ans et est le joueur d'échecs le mieux classé au monde, et ce, sans partage depuis 2011. En cas de victoire de Ian Nepomniashchii, la couronne échiquéenne reviendrait en Russie pour la première fois depuis 2007. À propos de l'entreprise PhosAgro ( www.phosagro.ru ) est l'un des principaux producteurs mondiaux d'engrais phosphatés intégrés verticalement en termes de volumes de production d'engrais phosphatés et de roche phosphatée de haute qualité avec une teneur en P2O5 de 39 % et plus. Les engrais respectueux de l'environnement de PhosAgro se distinguent par leur haute efficacité et ils n'entraînent pas la contamination des sols par des métaux lourds. La Société est le plus grand producteur d'engrais à base de phosphate en Europe (en termes de capacité totale combinée pour DAP/MAP/NP/NP/NPK/NPS), le plus grand producteur de roche phosphatée à haute teneur en P2O5 de 39 %, un des trois premiers producteurs mondiaux de MAP/DAP, un des principaux producteurs de phosphates alimentaires (MCP) en Europe et le seul producteur en Russie et le seul producteur russe de concentrés de néphéline (selon le RAFP). Les principaux produits de PhosAgro comprennent la roche phosphatée, plus de 50 qualités d'engrais, des phosphates alimentaires, de l'ammoniac et du tripolyphosphate de sodium, qui sont utilisés par des clients dans 102 pays couvrant tous les continents habités du monde. Les marchés prioritaires de la Société en dehors de la Russie et de la CEI sont l'Amérique latine, l'Europe et l'Asie. Les actions de PhosAgro sont négociées à la Bourse de Moscou et les certificats de dépôt mondiaux (GDR) pour les actions sont négociés à la Bourse de Londres (sous le symbole PHOR). Depuis le 1er juin 2016, les GDR de la société ont été inclus dans les indices MSCI Russia et MSCI Emerging Markets. De plus amples informations sur PhosAgro sont disponibles sur le site web : www.phosagro.ru Related Links https://www.phosagro.ru/ SOURCE PhosAgro

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