Tech, playing, alcohol helped NFL earn nearly $2 billion in sponsorships

The National Football League is nearing $2 billion in partnership fees, the most in professional sports.

Agreements from betting firms and technology companies helped the NFL lure a record $1.8 billion in sponsorship revenue, sports partnerships consultancy firm IEG told CNBC. The NFL’s figure is a 12% increase year-over-year from $1.62 billion it made in the 2020 season. It pulled $1.47 billion from sponsorships in the 2019 season.

Sports gambling companies, casinos, and lotteries saw the most significant spike in NFL sponsorship agreements. DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars became sportsbook partners in 2021 after the companies struck five-year pacts worth just under $1 billion combined. The NFL also landed secondary deals with BetMGM, WynnBet, FoxBet, and PointsBet.

Partnership deals with the NFL usually run from three to seven years and cost a minimum of $10 million per year for smaller companies. More prominent firms could pay more than $200 million per year.

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Verizon has one of the more prominent NFL deals and paid the league over $300 million annually. Last September, the communications company agreed to a new 10-year deal with the NFL and added 5G rights. But the new deal doesn’t include live streams of games, making it less valuable. That also means the NFL’s mobile rights are also up for grabs.

IEG’s estimates come days after the NFL produced one of its most memorable playoff weekends that included the thrilling overtime game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills. That game Attracted over 42 million viewersthe highest divisional postseason game since 2017.

“It’s not coming from traditional places,” said Peter Laatz, IEG’s global managing director. “It’s coming from emerging categories. Not only are we seeing emerging talent on the field; we’re seeing emerging categories.”

Although gambling sponsorships saw the biggest increase in the NFL’s 2021 season, tech deals ranked first in absolute dollar figures for 2021, led by Microsoft. The tech giant has an on-the-field deal with the league, which uses Microsoft’s Surface tablet. That agreement is worth roughly $100 million per year, according to IEG data.

Gambling deals ranked second, and alcoholic beverage deals ranked third.

Last December, the NFL renewed its deal with Anheuser-Busch, which pays the NFL more than $250 million per year for beer and hard seltzer rights. The company lost control of hard alcohol rights, which Diageo took over for a reported $30 million per year.

The NFL put its wine and champagne rights up for auction but has yet to strike a partnership for that category.

“They’ve cut those categories (tech and alcohol) pretty fine,” said Laatz, calling the NFL’s sponsorship money a “runway revenue train.” He then projected the NFL would endure a “finer cutting of categories” in the future to grow deals in the US

NFL targets global revenue next

Although the NFL’s total sponsorship revenue increased significantly, the bulk of that growth went to league-wide sponsorships, which grew 23%. NFL clubs only took in 4% additional revenue in rights fees year-over-year.

To grow revenue streams for clubs, the NFL is taking a page from the National Basketball Association’s playbook and allowing teams to leverage international markets. Last month, the NFL permitted 18 teams to market their intellectual property in 26 territories, including Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

But it could be a while before teams see real traction in that department.

There’s no doubt the NFL is dominant domestically, but American football isn’t a big draw overseas like the NBA. In addition, Canada and Australia already have established football leagues, so the NFL has serious competition.

Laatz said he’s “skeptical” of the NFL’s overseas plan, which the league labeled the “International Home Marketing Areas.” The NFL has tried to grow its product in London with its annual games, and Germany has shown interest in the NFL.

But those sporadic overseas games may not be enough to vault the NFL into international prominence loik the NBA.

“There’s a big difference between playing games internationally, which the NFL has clearly done, and having a prominent NFL footprint to grow the sport overseas,” Laatz said.

Still, to get a sense of the value a US-based sports club can earn from international deals: The Golden State Warriors – one of the most popular NBA teams abroad – agreed to a multi-year global rights sponsorship with crypto platform FTX for roughly $10 million total.

Laetz believes NFL teams’ deals could be even more lucrative.

A Bitcoin symbol on an advertisement at Mass Transit Railway station in Hong Kong, China, on Oct. 27, 2021.

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Still waiting for crypto deals

Meanwhile, the NFL is taking a wait-and-see approach toward deals in the cryptocurrency space.

Last October, at the NFL’s owner meetings in New York, officials told CNBC that crypto-related deals are still being examined. Laatz called it the “sideline model” – as in, the NFL waits to see how other institutions maneuver.

“They’re careful about not getting into speculative arrangements that can cause backtracking,” said Laatz.

While the NFL stalls on crypto deals, companies are pouring millions into the NBA.

In addition to the FTX Warriors deal, crypto platform Coinbase agreed to a $192 million deal over four years with the NBA. On the team level, the Los Angeles Lakers landed a $700 million naming rights deal with Crypto.com. And the Portland Trail Blazers landed the NBA’s first crypto jersey patch deal.

Outside basketball, Major League Baseball added a crypto patch agreement for its umpires, and individual NFL players like Tom Brady are also striking crypto deals.

But Laetz says the delay won’t really matter, given the NFL’s ample revenue growth. “The thing they are leaving on the table right now is risk.”

Zendaya And Legislation Roach Helped Tom Holland’s Model

Everyone says thanks to Zendaya and Law Roach.

When it comes to zendaya and the red carpet moments we’ve all been waiting for, their iconic status is undeniable. Whether she’s dressed for the Met Gala or just walking down the street, the 25-year-old always looks stunning.

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And since Zendaya and her Spiderman costar Tom Holland started dating, Some fans have noticed that our current Peter Parker has undergone a small style development.

Zendaya deserves an award for changing Tom’s style because he is so handsome and so glad she made him throw away his hair gel

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Let’s be honest Before Zendaya courted him, Tom’s style was a bit … lackluster on the red carpet.

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At least he spiced things up here with a blazer.

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But that was old Tom. The pre-Zendaya era Tom. Now as someone in a relationship with that youngest person ever honored at the CFDA Fashion Icon Award I let the photos speak for themselves:

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What was once speculated about Zendaya’s contribution to Tom’s sense of style has now been confirmed by a few photo tags on the British actor’s Instagram, where he largely attributes his new clothes to stylist Law Roach.

For those who don’t know @LuxuryLaw, aka Law Roach, was Zendaya’s stylist since she was 13 years old. Together, the duo created Zendaya’s most unforgettable looks and she shared her CFDA spotlight with him. saying, “Last night an absolute dream came true thanks to the CFDA, this moment meant the world” [Law Roach] and me.”

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Now, just as Law played Zendaya’s fairy godmother at the 2019 Met Gala, he’s also sharing a little magic with Tom – with the encouragement and approval of Zendaya, I’m sure.

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Cheers to the impeccably dressed couple and the man who makes everything possible! ?

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Biden’s laid-back fashion helped him win the White Home however could also be beginning to put on skinny

Regardless of whether it is a grim turn in the coronavirus pandemic, another obstacle to his congressional agenda, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan or a supply chain crisis that chokes the economy, Biden’s public reaction is often similar – and it keeps him out of the sight of ordinary Americans whose support he needs raise its agenda through Congress. He has fallen into the pattern of making short televised speeches from one of the state rooms in the White House or elsewhere in the presidential complex Non-partisan infrastructure plan worth $ 1 trillion and $ 3.5 trillion spending plan Failing to get through Congress earlier this month, Biden vowed to tour the country to sell his vision to Americans. He’s made several trips lately – to Michigan to solicit large investments in the economy and Illinois to advance its spending plans and vaccine mandates – and on Friday he goes to Connecticut. But there’s no sign of a wild coast-to-coast presidential tour or relentless, daily coordinated messaging push to get the Democrats out of the country Schism over his agenda this raises doubts about the leadership ability of the party. While trying to get two moderate Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, to deal with the frustrated progressives of the House of Representatives, the president has failed to do what would help him most : Finding the popular support needed for a deal.

Biden’s lack of visibility worked better than expected during the 2020 campaign as he largely stuck to choreographed, virtual events in the first year of the Covid-19 crisis. His statesmanlike demeanor contrasted with the wild super-spreader rallies of then-President Donald Trump, which were the key to alienating moderate, independent and suburban voters who helped shape the election. At the start of Biden’s presidency, the contrast with Trump and Biden’s reluctant leadership resulted in a $ 1.9 trillion bailout plan for Covid-19 to crown its first 100 days.

But with the economy struggling to get Americans back to work after the Delta variant sparked a resurgence of the virus, many Americans are battling inflation, and their own approval ratings are weakening after staying consistently strong early on, it is fair to ask if the president’s method is to start wearing thin.

Biden made it clear all along that he wanted to restore the dignity of his office after the tumult of Trump’s tenure. In contrast to Trump, he has little reason to attack the American psyche 24 hours a day. If he can finally get the spending bill and infrastructure package passed, he will have two pillars of what may be an impressive national heritage. When the economy finally shakes off the pandemic next year, his wealth could rise.

But there’s a growing sense of drift, especially on the legislative agenda, as progressives and moderate Democrats arguing over the composition of the spending plan are getting no closer to an agreement. If the impasse persists well beyond the end of the year, it would hamper Democratic candidates who need a strong record to show to voters in mid-term elections, which are historically brutal for first-term presidents.

And warnings from important legislators – and a new poll from CNN – Propose that even after months of debating, many Americans do not know what is on the massive Biden congressional agenda.

“There is a messaging problem and we keep trying to move it back. What are the elements we are talking about?” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said on Wednesday. In an appearance on CNN’s Newsroom, the Washington state Democrat listed measures including universal childcare, affordable housing, hearing and dental services for the elderly, and lower prices on prescription drugs. “The minute you tell someone that’s in there, they say, ‘Oh, that would make a transformative difference for me,'” she said.

New poll has bad news for Democrats

A new CNN / SSRS poll released Wednesday found that only 25% of Americans believe their families will be better off with Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion in welfare bills and a $ 1 trillion infrastructure move would. About 32% said they would be worse off and 43% said they would do the same. Majorities of major constituencies in the democratic coalition – including independent women, blacks, Latinos, and those under 35 – say they will not be affected by these laws.

Biden played an intense role behind the scenes in trying to bring the Democrats together to finally pass extremely ambitious laws to reshape the economy in favor of working Americans. The bipartisan action would repair roads, bridges and transportation systems. The larger proposal, rejected by the GOP and likely scaled back to appease moderate Democrats, would provide universal pre-K, improve home health care for sick and elderly Americans, add Medicare hearing and teeth protection, and reshape the economy, to fight global warming.

The sense of urgency grips the White House as Biden faces crises on many fronts

The White House often points out that key parts of Biden’s plan, such as expanding health care, upgrading infrastructure, and improving paid vacation and college access, are popular when they are in the spotlight themselves. But so far the go-big approach doesn’t work.

“Most voters couldn’t tell you what’s in these laws,” said Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster and strategist, in The Lead with Jake Tapper.

“It’s not because they’re stupid. It’s not because they’re lazy.

In particular, the Democrats’ difficulty in figuring out the purpose of the spending bill has focused the Washington political struggle on total cost. That played into the hands of moderate Democratic senators like Manchin and Sinema. It has also opened an opening to Republicans who are already waging a mid-term election campaign, partly rooted in their claims of runaway “socialist” spending by the Democrats. Because of this, House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi stresses that it is time for her party to focus on the contents of the expense report, not the dollar figure.

A bright spot for Biden

Confusion over the programs uncovered by the CNN poll may also reflect voter disinterest in weeks of haggling over the proposals within the Belt. Some Democrats have blamed the media for focusing on the drama of the battle in Congress and pit factions of the party against each other. However, the mainstream media has disseminated a lot of information about the content of the bills. At some point it is up to the political party to pass the bills in order to sell them.

While some observers were shocked at the boldness of the Biden proposals as they were piled together, details were often touted in his 2020 campaign speeches and on his website. So he can argue that he built his presidency on seeing it off. But in order to enforce their priorities, the presidents have to spend the capital they have won in the election campaign and replenish it in office – a much more difficult task.

That month, Biden made this trip to Michigan on October 5 to visit the precinct of the endangered Democratic MP Elissa Slotkin. A later visit to Illinois was mainly to promote vaccine mandates. He has raised the benefits of his White House programming on television events. In a speech on Wednesday, for example, in response to the supply chain crisis that is boosting inflation and hurting the economy, Biden said, “I’m pushing for a one-time investment in our infrastructure and our people with my infrastructure bill and my Build Back Better Act.”

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“Those bills would change our ports, there are … billions of dollars for ports, highways, and rail systems that are in desperate need of upgrading and get products from factories to stores to your home faster and more efficiently,” Biden said.

Biden isn’t the first president to be accused of falling short in sales. His former boss, President Barack Obama, faced similar criticism as he struggled to pass the Affordable Care Act, and the Democrats in Congress suffered a bloodbath shortly afterwards. But in the years that followed, this law became more popular as Americans began to experience its role in their lives. Many Democrats believe that something similar could happen to the Biden – if his agenda goes through – and that it will prove so popular that future Republican Congresses will have no choice but to stick with many of its proposals.

There is a notable ray of hope for Biden in the CNN poll. His approval rating is still 50% – higher than some recent polls after a tough summer that marked a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a furious resurgence of the Delta variant of Covid-19. That’s not good for an incumbent going into a mid-term election year. But it is not catastrophic given the strong divisions in the country. And it suggests the president still has some political juice left to garner support for plans that will define his legacy.

California counties with excessive Covid vaccination charges helped Newsom win recall election

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to media representatives after meeting students from Melrose Leadership Academy while attending school in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom named his decisive victory Victory for Vaccines and Science in this week’s recall vote. The dates confirm him.

A CNBC analysis of the county-level results – which are tentative as ballots continue to be counted – found a strong association between support for Newsom and counties with high Covid vaccination rates on election day, Sept. 14.

People in counties with high Covid vaccination rates voted overwhelmingly to keep him in office. Conversely, people in counties with lower vaccination rates voted for the governor’s removal.

“‘No’ is not the only thing said tonight. I want to focus on what we as a state said ‘Yes’ to,” Newsom said late Tuesday in Sacramento, thanking his supporters. “We said ‘yes’ to science, we said ‘yes’ to vaccines, we said ‘yes’ to ending this pandemic.

The analysis also shows that people in many of California’s smaller counties are less likely to support Newsom and get vaccinated.

Of the 23 districts with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants, 17 or around three quarters voted with “yes” for the recall. Meanwhile, only 10 of the 35 counties with more than 100,000 residents voted for the recall.

These small counties also tended to have lower vaccination rates. Eighteen of the 23 reported fewer than 50% of residents were fully vaccinated on election day, according to a CNBC analysis of data from the California Department of Health.

Lassen County, for example, has an estimated population of around 30,600 (as of 2019) and a current vaccination rate of nearly 22%. Around 84% of voters voted “yes” to the recall.

Similarly, Modoc County has an estimated population of 8,800 (as of 2019) and a current vaccination rate of 36.3%. 78 percent of voters also supported the recall.

At the other end of the spectrum, Los Angeles County has an estimated population of over 10 million (as of 2019) and a vaccination rate of 59.5%. Newsom’s voters strongly supported Newsom, with 70.8% voting “no”.

The majority of counties classified as rural or predominantly rural supported Newsom and were less likely to be vaccinated, according to the latest 2010 data from the Census Bureau defines rural as a population, dwelling, or territory that is not in an urban area or in areas of 50,000 or more residents.

Ten of the eleven counties classified as rural or predominantly rural in California voted “yes” to the recall. These include Amador County, Calaveras County, Lassen County, Mariposa County, Modoc County, Plumas County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Tehama County, and Trinity County, according to California’s Secretary of State.

According to CNBC analysis, all 10 of these counties reported vaccination rates below 50% on election day.

President Joe Biden, who ran for Newsom on the eve of Election Day, reiterated the governor’s opinion of his victory.

“This vote is an overwhelming victory for the approach he and I share to defeating the pandemic: strong vaccine requirements, strong steps to safely reopen schools, and strong plans to distribute real drugs – not fake treatments – to help those out who get sick. “Said Biden in a statement on Wednesday.

While the preliminary election results suggest the majority of Californians support the state’s pandemic measures, it was initially Newsom’s response to Covid that threatened its political fate.

Nationwide mask requirements, stay-at-home orders, and a maskless appearance by the governor at a high-end Napa Valley restaurant at the height of the rising Covid cases helped the recall petition gain momentum late last year and close to 1, Made 5 million Californians sign it.

However, Newsom’s handling of the pandemic over the past few months, including its vaccine roll-out and mandates, became one of its strengths in the recall election.

The governor introduced Covid vaccine requirements for government officials and healthcare workers in late July entered into force on August 5th. He also introduced similar vaccination requirements for teachers and other school staff, a first in the nation that entered into force on August 12th.

California Governor Gavin Newsom attends a press conference to launch a Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Immunization Center on February 8, 2021 in San Diego, California.

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In the weeks leading up to the election, Newsom’s campaign criticized conservative talk show host Larry Elder, the Republican front runner, for agreeing to end such vaccine mandates and other pandemic measures.

The governor’s vigorous election campaign also promoted the state’s high vaccination rates in recent months. According to Friday, 59.23% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated Data compiled from Johns Hopkins University.

A September poll published in the run-up to the recall election found that more than 3 in 4 Californians believe the state government is doing “an excellent or good job” distributing Covid vaccines. And about 6 in 10 said they approve of the overall way Newsom has responded to the pandemic, according to the Public Policy Institute of California poll.

“While a small group of cowardly, corrupt scammers in the Republican Party seek to attract attention by undermining trust in science and public health, the vast majority of Americans have not been fooled – they understand that vaccinations save lives “And they” support vaccine mandates with common sense, “Los Angeles-based Democratic adviser Michael Soneff said in an email.

Ford poaches prime tech government Doug Area who helped lead Apple’s top-secret automobile venture

Ford Motor Co. is showing a new 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck at Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan on September 17, 2020.

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DETROIT – Ford engine said Tuesday it has hired earlier Tesla and Apple Executive Doug Field to direct its new technology efforts, a focus for the automaker as part of its new Ford + turnaround to plan.

Field – who directed the development of Teslas Model 3 – most recently as Vice President for Special Projects Apple, which allegedly included the tech giant’s titanium car project.

The hiring is a great addition to Ford and a huge achievement for Apple and his company secret car project, which the company has yet to confirm exists.

“I think every time you lose a respected, seasoned manager who, as we can see, really led Apple’s automotive efforts, it’s a blow to any company,” says Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, who owns the iPhone -Manufacturer covers. said CNBCs “Closing bell.”

Apple said in an email statement, “We are grateful for the contributions Doug has made to Apple and we wish him all the best for this next chapter.”

Ford said Field will assume the new position of Chief Advanced Technology and Embedded Systems Officer. He will lead Ford’s vehicle control, enterprise connectivity, functions, integration and validation, architecture and platform, driver assistance technology and digital development tools.

“His talent and dedication to innovating that improve customers’ lives will be invaluable as we grow our Ford + plan to deliver great products, lasting customer relationships and constantly improving user experiences,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley in a statement. “We are thrilled that Doug has decided to join Ford and write the next great chapter of this great company.”

Field, who will report to Farley, began his career at Ford in 1987, according to his LinkedIn profile. He then held positions at Johnson & Johnson, Deka Research & Development and Segway before joining Apple in 2008. After more than five years with the tech giant, he moved to Tesla before returning to Apple in 2018.

In 2016, Apple reportedly abandoned plans to build its own car and focused more on developing the software for autonomous driving. Field’s recent assignment at Apple was seen by industry insiders as an indication that the company is thinking about building its own vehicles again.

His most recent stint at Apple was seen by some industry insiders as a re-emphasis on vehicle design after the company realigned its efforts towards autonomous driving software.

Field declined to speak about his work at Apple, but said there was “nothing that prevents me from working full-time at Ford” when asked if his former employer had forced him to sign a nondisclosure agreement sign.

“Apple does not talk about new products, and I will not talk about my work at Apple,” he said on Tuesday during a phone call with reporters. “But nothing prevents me from becoming fully involved with Ford, and I look forward to capitalizing on everything I have from all of the teams I’ve worked with and from all of the companies I’ve been privileged to work with To be part, to use. ” from.”

Field said he chose Ford after speaking with executives at the company and realizing there was a “deep desire” to transform the automotive industry, particularly with connected vehicles.

Connected vehicles are a key part of Ford’s new turnaround plan, which aims to reposition the automaker to generate more recurring revenue through software services.

Farley described the setting of the field as a “watershed moment” for the automaker. It follows Ford chairman Bill Ford, who told CNBC the automaker would announce new leaders to Farley’s management team.

– CNBCs Kevin Stankiewicz and Kif Leswing contributed to this report

How Instagram star helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan | Your Cash

Dozens of desperate Afghans who wanted to flee the Taliban before the deadline for US withdrawal from Kabul expired on Tuesday came to safety with the help of an unexpected place: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino.

Quarantino is the alter ego of 25-year-old New York City-born Tommy Marcus, previously best known for his liberal memes and jokes about opponents of COVID-19 vaccinations. Along with his supporters, Quarantino raised $ 7 million through GoFundMe in a matter of days to launch rescue missions to Afghanistan to evacuate as many people as possible, many of whom said they were threatened by the Taliban.

On Wednesday, their Operation Flyaway mission helped transfer 51 people from Afghanistan to Uganda on a privately chartered plane funded by the GoFundMe campaign.

More than 121,000 people had donated to the campaign after Marcus appealed to his 832,000 supporters, making it one of the largest humanitarian fundraisers in GoFundMe history.

“It is more than humiliating that they have this confidence in me, that they are willing to put significant sums of money into the hands that I trust,” Marcus told The Associated Press.

Saraya International, a global development company, and the Rockefeller Foundation, both of which provided organizational support for the flight to Uganda, as well as another company involved in the evacuation, confirmed to the AP that the flight was different from that of Marcus. funded emergency collaboration was chartered ‘Go FundMe Campaign.

“I don’t know what word to use other than miracle because it restored faith in humanity,” said Marcus. “We have overcome the political divisions in this situation and have really come together from all walks of life to unite and save these people because … they do not deserve what their future holds if they stay in Afghanistan now.”

According to Marcus, women, children, humanists and others “who have long been fighting for the common good in Afghanistan” and their families were evacuated. The organizers had stated that they wanted to save 300 people who, along with their families, were “in imminent danger of being executed by the Taliban”.

The team had met skepticism from experts who questioned whether they could undertake such a mission at a time when governments, corporations and charities were taking their citizens and employees out of Afghanistan in all sorts of aircraft.

Marcus’ group said more than 350 people were rescued, with nearly 300 leaving Kabul on other charter flights reimbursed by Operation Flyaway for safe passage out of the country. A State Department spokesperson wrote in a statement emailed that the department values ​​”community-led efforts in support of the Afghan resettlement and relocation process that reflects the generosity of the American people and the international community.”

“However, we are unable to verify the authenticity or effectiveness of these efforts,” the statement said.

Officials from several non-profit groups describe a chaotic and dangerous scene at Kabul airport as they rushed to fill private charter flights with people who, in limited time, have the necessary papers to keep their planes on the tarmac.

“I am so proud of our exceptional team and what we have achieved in such a short amount of time,” said Scott Shadian, CEO of Sayara. “I just wish we could have done more. It breaks my heart how much more we could have achieved. We are grateful that despite the greatest adversity we have ever faced, we have managed as many people as we have.

At the request of the US government, Uganda received the evacuees, who will be staying in hotels in a city outside the state capital, Kampala. Uganda officials said the nation will host up to 2,000 people who are expected to be relocated after being temporarily in the country.

The charter flight, which left Kabul early Wednesday morning, is one of several private rescue operations organized individually and in cooperation by various groups to help Afghans escape. The flight from Kabul to Entebbe, Uganda, was organized by Sayara, who told a company working with Marcus that she knew of an airplane for Operation Flyaway.

Representatives from North Carolina-based Raven Advisory said they could pay for the mission with funds raised through Marcus’ GoFundMe campaign. The company, which claims to be subcontracted to the US military, said “an all-volunteer team made up of former Special Forces soldiers and other veterans with experience in Afghanistan” are working with the military to coordinate their rescue efforts.

Sayaras Shadian said he only met members of Operation Flyaway on Zoom earlier this week and, amid the chaos of the evacuations from Kabul, was thrilled that they agreed to finance the flight.

“You were one of the many miracles we have witnessed during this time,” said Shadian. “Your last minute funding, along with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and other donors, was vital. Without the quick funding for Operation Flyaway, this flight would not have started. “

Raven Advisory CEO Sheffield Ford told the AP that in order to get people to the airport, the US government “has to be content with our organization saying that these people are fine and that they are actually doing things have done to help their country, to help ”. our country.”

Though Thursday’s fatal airport suicide attack hampered their efforts, Ford says those they help must have a passport, a relative his group can communicate with, and someone to vouch for them who has passed a background check . The goal, according to Ford, is to get Afghan citizens targeted by the Taliban out of the country.

“Our focus was on the people who wanted to make something great out of their country,” he said. “They thought they would stay there for the long term, with our support. There will be women in journalism and teachers. It could be the young and the elderly who have spoken out very openly against the various atrocities committed by the Taliban in the past. “

While crowdfunding is a welcome tool for raising funds in times of crisis, Patricia McIlreavy, president of the Washington-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy, emphasizes that donors should be careful when donating through these websites for private purposes.

“There will not necessarily be a public record of where this money went and how it was used, as a nonprofit – or a 501 (c) (3) – is required by law,” she said.

Although the rescue flights are now suspended with the outstanding deadline for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the GoFundMe campaign said it will donate the remaining money to the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation. According to the organizers, the foundation, which supports women journalists, wants to use the money to “work with experienced organizations and experts to support people as soon as they are on safe ground”.

Ford was impressed with how quickly GoFundMe raised millions for these missions.

“It’s about people coming together to help others,” he said. “And it was great to see that.”

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Simone Biles return helped Olympics viewership, common 16.eight million

Simone Biles from the USA in action on the balance beam, finals, Ariake Gymnastics Center, Tokyo, Japan, August 3, 2021.

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The Tokyo Olympics had an average of 17.4 million viewers for Tuesday’s coverage, and NBCUniversal’s overall prime-time average stayed at 16.8 million viewers on its platforms, the media company said on Wednesday.

Gym star Simone Biles returned to the competition Tuesday morning and helped attract the crowd. Galle pulled back from the events last week because of psychological concerns but returned to catch a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Biles now has seven Olympic medals, which is what Shannon Miller has most in common among Olympic gymnasts in the USA.

NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC, found that only television attracted 16.8 million viewers as of Tuesday. The start of track and field competitions helped too, and US women’s football and US men’s basketball were two of the top attractions for the Tokyo Olympics earlier this week. The US women’s team fell 1-0 against Canada and was eliminated from the hunt for gold. This competition ended early Monday morning. The men’s knockout round victory over Spain (quarter-finals) was shown on NBC’s streaming service Peacock and ended at around 2 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.

The Tokyo Games rebounded from the low ratings during the opening ceremony, which drew around 17 million viewers. The opening weekend included 19.8 million viewers for the July 25 coveragein which the US men’s basketball team lost to France.

After that, however, the numbers began to decline, as viewership averaged 15.5 million viewers on TV and streaming last Friday. However, viewers streamed around 3 billion minutes of Tokyo Olympics content through its platforms, including Peacock, and NBCUniversal estimates the total will surpass the 2016 Rio Olympics, which streamed 3.3 billion minutes.

If advertisers don’t get negotiated impressions, they’ll get finished goods inventory on other NBC programs. Historically, the Summer Olympics have been a huge draw for spectators. In 2016, the two-week event drew an average of 27.5 million viewers across all NBC platforms. The 2012 London Games attracted around 31 million viewers, while the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing attracted an average of 27 million viewers.

Sydney McLaughlin from the United States poses with her gold medal for the women’s 400m hurdles, Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, August 4, 2021.

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Olympic profiles raised and new names discovered

Unless sponsors get the impressions from the US viewer site, athletes cannot maximize their advertising deals, said Edward shudder, a sports attorney with the Phillips Nizer law firm.

Schauder has negotiated advertising deals with top athletes, including Tiger Woods and the US Olympic ice hockey team from 1980.

However, performance can trump ratings, and winning multiple gold medals would help overcome the low impressions as companies make long-term use of iconic Olympic names.

“Anyone who wins gold medals like Mark Spitz will always be known,” said Schauder. “You win 28 medals like Michael Phelps, you will always be known.”

This year, Swimmer Caeleb Dressel, who won five gold medals in Tokyo, shone. He joined Spitz and Phelps to win at least five medals in one summer. And with $ 37,500 per gold medal, Dressel earned a six-figure payday. Dressel is already affiliated with top sponsors, including Toyota and coke, and made national media rounds on Tuesday after returning to the US

US swimmer Katie Ledecky also stood out, especially in the fight with Australian Ariarne Titmus in the women’s 400m freestyle. Ledecky won four medals at the Tokyo Games and now has 10 medals in her Olympic career.

US athlete Sydney McLaughlin (gold) set a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Tuesday. McLaughlin, the former Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, defeated his US runner Dalilah Muhammad and finished in 51:47 seconds.

McLaughlin, 21, works with watch manufacturer TAG Heuer and has a contract with clothing company New Balance.

“There will also be one or two athletes that everyone is talking about,” said Schauder. Marketing and film producers could “identify cool stories people will hear after the Olympics”.

Gymnast Suni Lee and golfers Xander Schauffele than two of the more exciting storylines that emerged from the Ames.

After Biles retired from the competition, Lee, 18, stepped in and won the women’s all-round tournament, extending the United States’ 17-year streak of victories at the event. Schauffele was involved in a final kick with the Slovak Rory Sabbatini. Also women wrestlers Tamyra Mensah stick was second on the Facebook list after becoming the first black woman to win gold in the competition, which first took place in 2004.

The 13-year-old bitches Momiji Nishiya (Japan) and Rayssa Leal (Brazil) were also on the international front. popular with the Tokyo games. Nishiya graduated with gold and Leal took silver in the Women’s street skateboard competition, one of the new sports added to the Olympics. And 13-year-old Sky Brown became Britain’s youngest Olympic champion when she finished bronze in the women’s park skateboarding final.

College athletes should also benefit from the name, image, and likeness when they return to universities.

“You will be able to add Olympic medalists to your profile and be a member of an Olympic team,” said Schauder. “It’s like when Christian Laettner benefited from being the college kid who played on the Dream Team.”

On Wednesday, the US remains in first place with a total of 79 medals (25 gold). China has 70 medals (32 gold) and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is third with 53 total medals.

Disclosure: CNBC parent NBCUniversal owns NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. NBC Olympics owns the U.S. broadcast rights to all Summer and Winter Games through 2032.

Margot Robbie: The COVID-19 pandemic has helped me decelerate | Leisure

Margot Robbie says the COVID-19 pandemic taught her the importance of slowing down.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” star had more time than ever to “sit still” at home last year and said she finally realized the importance of taking a break and not “dealing with one.” Move a Million Miles “. Hour “all the time.

She told the August issue of UK Vogue: “I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my thirties or because life has … taken a very strange turn. I’ve been home longer than me because of COVID. “I’ve stayed somewhere I’ve been moving at a million miles an hour for as long as I can remember.

“It can be a little scary at times. But now I finally feel like it’s okay … to sit still? Or even suspend them. It’s a feeling I’ve never had before. “

Despite realizing the importance of breaks, the 30-year-old actress is already looking to her future projects that she hopes will make a movie.

She added, “I want to direct. I would like to try to write. Those would be big challenges that, to be honest, I might not be able to handle. I also think directing is a privilege and not a right. But me have a story that’s been floating around in my head for years. And I have to get the pen down on paper and see if it looks ridiculous or not. “

Margot loves taking on different challenges and says she has a “real dislike” for getting the same type of role more than once.

She said, “I have a real aversion to being pigeon-holed. As soon as someone summarizes me in two words … I want to show them that I am the exact opposite.

“As soon as you succeed in one type of role, people want you to do that. Which I just … find boring. “

The full article can be found in the August issue of British Vogue, which will be available on Friday (July 2nd, 21st) as a digital download and at the kiosk.

Supervisor claims he helped NY sub store proprietor kill employee over cash dispute

The manager of the sandwich shop in New York state confessed to helping his former boss kill a colleague over a money dispute in 2019.

James Duffy, 35, pleaded guilty to second degree murder last month and is expected to testify against former shopkeeper Giorgios Kakavelos, 52, in a trial for which opening statements are available on Wednesday.

Duffy told authorities he worked with Kakavelos to kill 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont on October 28, 2019. Then he helped hide her body and dispose of evidence like the baseball bat he used in the crime.

Kakavelos allegedly owed Lamont money for working at his Johnstown restaurant, the local number 9 substation. Instead of paying her, he hired Duffy, and the two of them planned their murder over three days, according to Duffy reported by the Daily Gazette.

But Kakavelos maintains his innocence and his lawyer said the police played Duffy “like a violin” during the questioning. Duffy admitted smoking crack and drank alcohol in the days leading up to the murder, and he killed Lamont in his own dispute over cash she owed him, said Kakavelos’ attorney Kevin O’Brien.

“Mister. Kakavelos entered a bloody, just terrible scene and Duffy threatened him and his family if he didn’t help get rid of the body,” O’Brien told The Post. Kakaevlos had a wife and children and owed Lamont no money, he said.

“Like a kid, Duffy gave in and tried to get someone else to do it,” he added. “If the government wants to use a drunken crackhead as the main witness, that’s fine with me.”

Duffy’s attorney could not be reached on Tuesday.

Duffy said the night of the murder he attacked Lamont with a bat, while Kakavelos helped with a garbage bag, according to the Gazette. Duffy then used a hammer and choked her, said Duffy’s testimony.

According to Georgios Kakavelos' attorney Kevin O'Brien, James Duffy allegedly killed Allyzibeth Lamont over cash she owed him
According to Georgios Kakavelos’ attorney Kevin O’Brien, James Duffy allegedly killed Allyzibeth Lamont over cash she owed him
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The two allegedly buried Lamont’s body after midnight in Malta in a shallow grave covered with cement, manure and sticks.

In the days leading up to the murder, Kakavelos was charged with reloading supplies such as duct tape, bleach, and laundry detergent quoted by the Leader-Herald. He also paid Duffy $ 1,600 for three days, the newspaper said.

O’Brien said the items mentioned in the indictment were bought for routine maintenance at Kakavelos’ store but were used for cleanup because he was “afraid” of what Duffy would do if the shopkeeper didn’t help.

After Lamont’s disappearance, the two disposed of evidence and Kakavelos had the trunk of his Volkswagen Passat relined, cleaned and deodorized, according to the Leader-Herald.

Duffy and Kakavelos were arrested within days of Lamont’s disappearance, and Duffy led police officers to their body, reports say. On their first charges, they faced life in prison without parole.

Duffy’s April 30 plea came in return for a life sentence of 18 years. Fox 23 reported.

How Netflix helped ‘The White Tiger’ film turn out to be a actuality | Leisure

She had to fight for roles that were more than just stereotypes. Even Pinky, who is married to Balram’s boss, needed a little update for the film. In the book, she only saw Balram’s voyeuristic eyes. In the film, she is a fully realized person.

Jonas has also made it his business to bring more South Asian stories to the world through her production company Purple Pebble Pictures.

“We’re a fifth of the world’s population, but you don’t see that in global entertainment,” she said.

After all, she also wants to direct. Her husband, Nick Jonas, advised her: “Stop thinking about it and just do it.”

And she believes that streaming services help broaden people’s horizons and familiarize them with global content.

Jonas hopes the non-Indian audience understands that “The White Tiger” is set at the turn of the 21st century and that modern India is very different from what is portrayed in the book and film. The class differences, she said, are a metaphor for the enormous differences in wealth in each country.

Of course, “The White Tiger” is primarily entertainment with a few “Goodfellas” touchstones.

“We were trying to make a fun, fast, and driving movie with a great main character and an amazing array of screenings,” said Bahrani. “Everything else is a bonus.”