Group Golf Remedy artwork sequence raises cash for psychological well being

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House firm Loft Orbital raises $140 million from BlackRock

The company’s YAM-2 spacecraft during integration for launch.

Loft orbital

Loft Orbital, a space infrastructure startup, raised $ 140 million in a new round of funding led by investment giant BlackRock.

The San Francisco-based company launched its first space missions earlier this year, with Loft planning to use the new capital to scale its business and double its team.

“The best way to think of us is to offer space infrastructure as a service,” Alex Greenberg, co-founder and COO of Loft Orbital, told CNBC.

“If you’re a customer with a single payload or a constellation that you want to launch into space, but don’t want to be the one to build or design your own satellite – with the manufacturer, with the launcher, and actually with it to operate once it’s in space – then work with someone like us, “added Greenberg.

The company has raised $ 130 million including contributions from investors such as CEAS Investment, Foundation Capital, Uncork Capital, Ubiquity VC, and more. Loft also raised an additional $ 10 million from the same investors through convertible bonds, short-term debt that was converted during the round, bringing total equity to $ 140 million.

Loft declined to disclose its rating after the raise.

A team of engineers from the company stands around the YAM-3 spacecraft.

Loft orbital

In addition to San Francisco, Loft also has manufacturing facilities and facilities in Denver, Colorado and Toulouse, France. The company currently employs 70 people, with Loft co-founder and CEO Pierre-Damien Vaujour expecting CNBC to grow the number to around 160 by the end of 2022.

So far, Loft has launched two spaceships – which the company calls YAMs or “Yet Another Mission” – which are currently in orbit, each carrying multiple payloads for customers. Loft has more than 20 customers to date, including NASA, DARPA, the US Space Force, and Honeywell.

Greenberg emphasized that after an order is placed in the aerospace industry, it traditionally “takes between 18 and 36 months for a satellite to be delivered”. But to speed things up, Loft ordered his spacecraft “without knowing what was going to fly on it,” he said.

“It’s almost like an inventory model or a fulfillment center model – where we have the satellites in-house, a customer shows up, we stick them up and send them off to launch,” said Greenberg, adding that the business model means : Loft’s customers “can go into space in a few months instead of a few years if they did it themselves”.

Why Matthews’ shift in play type raises ceiling on his post-season success

The yardstick for our judgment Auston Matthews are weirdly high, so please keep that in mind when I say that something has looked … different in my eyes this season.

Since he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for the most goals in the NHL last season, I wasn’t sure I loved being different, so something felt a little weird to me. I still thought he looked good, maybe just a little less offensively dangerous?

If that were true, it would be reasonably understandable. He missed prep and training camp with an off-season wrist surgery and we’ve seen how the lack of camp has affected the players in the past. William Nylander struggled the year he missed camp and Elias Pettersson got off to an extremely slow start into the 2021/22 season.

So I went through a couple of Matthews videos (and some numbers) and came to a conclusion:

I’m an idiot.

Matthews was brilliant for the Leafs and actually did exactly what some fans wanted him to do after scoring one goal after the team’s disappointing post-season retirement where he only scored one goal in seven games. He’s playing a playoff game that’s different, but at least in theory it’s the kind of game that should be more sustainable when the checking is tight and all eyes are on him.

Matthews plays closer to the blue color and more on the road, using a tool he probably hasn’t squeezed the most juice out of in his career: his size. Since he is graceful and agile when he cuts his way through the neutral zone, it’s easy to forget that the guy is a giant. He is six feet tall and plays at a super lean 205 pounds this season. He is a strong, strong man with solid edges and balance, which means he can barely move.

Check out this tip-in goal he scores against the Ducks. Somehow, in their D-Zone coverage, the Ducks ended up with a six-foot right winger Troy Terry covering Matthews Low, which is defensive suicide.

If Matthews decides to post it, it’s like posting my five year old on his Fisher Price tire. The little guy can lean in and push what he wants, but I have to be honest, I barely know he’s there. I have complete control of the territory around the rack, and that’s Matthews versus Terry on this piece. The latter doesn’t even know where to start with the relocation project assigned to him.

Matthews forwards it home like Brodie is shooting a bucket full of pucks so he can practice tips.

Matthews taking this ice cream was a minor issue as he apparently is aware that once he gets there and has established a position two and three punches on it, most players don’t know how to get it away.

It hardly looks like the guy in that GIF is leaning on him at the top, but check out enough of his lower layers and that’s what you keep picking up on. People trying to eliminate him always seem to have done a bad job because he is strong and difficult to control. Watch another giant of a man, Anze Kopitar, take the hit and Matthews is stuck here below the goal line. He even reached out his leg to catch him below the goal line that Matthews crosses like a turnstile.

There appears to have been either an increase in physical comfort or actual mental acceptance that the area below the goal line (and on the net) can be his playground, and he uses that force like the tool it is. Watch Byram bend over and chase after him for just a second on the boards in Bowen Byram, which is why Mitch Marner even has the chance to make that slick little slip up.

If you’re someone who has criticized the Leafs’ top talent for not playing “grainy” enough, or for not playing “playoff style hockey,” Matthews exempted himself from that criticism. These aren’t the most accurate stats, but they stand firm, and his scores per 60 are at the highest level of his career, his hits per 60 are the second highest, and his hits per 60 have skyrocketed from the previous two seasons. The only point these things do for me is a general one, that he’s a lot in the middle of it this year.

Now, just looking at his raw stats, you might feel like things are being delayed a little. His goal and assist rates are below what they typically have per game, but these things are probably the product of the way hockey goes sometimes.

Last season, when he was on the ice for a goal, he scored a point more than 80 percent of the time. This year it was just over 60 percent, the lowest figure in his career. Some of it is luck. He’s also had a couple of seasons in his career where he’s shot over 18 percent (18.5 percent last year), and this year he’s at 14 percent even after hitting three pots in his last game. The points for Matthews will come in bundles, especially because he keeps the action on the ice.

The images below are unblocked rates of fire that took place while Matthews was on the ice for the Leafs. The higher the plus on the offensive, the better, the smaller the minus on the defensive. Shots for are good, shots against are bad. Here’s what Matthews did this season, via HockeyViz and which are very helpful Micah Blake McCurdy. If numbers aren’t your thing, just check out the pictures, which should speak volumes.

Last year the team with Matthews was exceptional in these two areas too, but as you can see, still not as good as this year.

It’s a bloodbath for the Leafs in the O-Zone with him on the ice this season, and it’s all over the other team’s kink and down zone.

So no, his raw scores aren’t his personal bests, but Matthews is currently setting personal bests on every game driving metric I know of. He’s at his best Corsi percentage, Fenwick, shots, chances and goals expected.

Somehow the guy doesn’t have any primary assists at 5v5 right now. How long do you think this will take?

The safe bet is “not very”.

We discussed Matthews Play on our podcast Real Kyper and Bourne (which you might like if your into Leafs stuff), and Nick Kypreos has argued that this is exactly what he wants to see from the big horse the Leafs up front. He notes that to have a good year he doesn’t have to win the Rocket, he has to adapt to a style of play that can prevail when the going gets tough. And so damn raw numbers, Matthews’ game so far has to be seen as a huge plus as I’d say he’s done just that this season so far.

Get together Area raises $1M for metaverse-style digital occasions

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Party.Room raised $ 1 million to expand its Metaverse theme virtual events Companies.

The company will use the money to grow its sales, explore new applications, launch its first metaverse setting for virtual events, and create a collection of non-fungible tokens for this purpose.

the Metaverse is the fabled universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels like Snow crash and Ready player one. And almost everyone in the world wants to be the first to alert consumers to their version of the metaverse.

Yurii Filipchuk, founder of Party.Space, said in an interview with GamesBeat that he started the project when his friend said during the pandemic that the party chat needed an upgrade because it was so boring to be with people via Communicate text. The company started in May 2020.

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Above: Real faces can be seen on the Party.Space avatars.

Image source: Party.Space

Corporate events are increasingly moving online, not only to connect people during the pandemic, but also to save money on the cost of events in physical locations. The key is to get people involved in a way that will keep them with them.

“It’s important to talk to colleagues outside of the office, or at least at the water cooler,” he said.

Filipchuk said his company can share analytical details with corporate customers, such as: B. How long people stay, how they behave, what types of groups they form, and what type of content they prefer.

“We can provide all the data that is very important for businesses and content providers to improve,” said Filipchuk. “We can create 3D spaces and have a gallery with 11 different venues for company and community events.”

People can play board games like Pictionary together. Such games can serve as icebreakers for strangers. Filipchuk refers to the platform as more of a microverse or a small experiment that demonstrated the power of online communities.

“It’s a virtual event platform that sits between games and virtual events,” said Filipchuk.

The financing

Above: Party.Space can create custom venues for 3D events.

Image source: Party.Space

Funding comes from TA Ventures, Capital of the first day, and Hjalmar Windbladh.

“Our venture fund was impressed by the project team: the level of technology specialists and the speed of the ‘party. Space’s products are significantly higher than other virtual space projects, ”said Igor Pertsiya, partner at TA Ventures. “Once you’ve hosted an event on their platform, you will better understand the idea of ​​the metaverse – an alternative digital reality where people work, play and socialize.”

Party.Space aims to create a sense of presence where companies can come together, communicate and collaborate with large teams.

The company’s customers include Scaleway, Wargaming, grammar, Epidemic tone, Plug`n`Play, Scania, and DevGamm. At the Epicdemic Sound event, people stayed an average of three hours and seven minutes.

Above: You can use emojis in Party.Space.

Image source: Party.Space

“It’s pretty impressive to this community that people stay in front of their computers for more than three hours,” said Filipchuk.

They started by creating assets for various activities and developing ways for people to show off their photos. They uploaded some memes and emojis for people to use to communicate with each other.

“Then we started doing after parties for virtual events,” Filipchuk said.

The company has developed features that could target remote teams who struggled to do more than just video chat during the pandemic. Some clients asked Party.Space to be more ambitious and create virtual venues for 5,000 people.

“We came up with the idea that we can just move around in bubbles that you identify,” Filipchuk said. “We designed it so that each website is a separate room for conversations.”

They created spaces with tables where people could sit together and socialize. Late last year, an organizer hosted a 130-minute event that saw 75% of all visitors actively participating in various fashion activities. The most popular room so far has been a music bingo room with more than 500 people. About 70 people lined up to be in the spotlight during the music event.

“It was pretty complicated. A very important part was that we provided analytics to the client, ”Filipchuk said.

The focus is initially on large company events with access via laptops or desktops.

The company is based in Kiev, Ukraine, and employs 23 people.

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Emlen Raises $4.2M For Netflix-Model B2B Operation

Emlen, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup based in Saarbrücken and Berlin, has completed a financing round of 3.6 million euros (approx. 4.2 million US dollars) and will use the capital to raise funds Creating a “Netflix-like” B2B buyer experience, reported EU-Startups.com.

Co-founder Marc Grewenig said in the report that the idea behind the company is to make the B2B buying experience more like B2C.

“Nearly 80% of today’s B2B buyers say their buying experience was too complex or difficult,” he said in the report. “We will simplify this experience with emlen for everyone involved and pursue the vision that B2B sales will become a kind of commodity.”

Founded in 2020, Emlen has touted its ability to create custom travel destinations for shoppers without the need for IT or programming skills, according to the report. The entire communication process, including the provision of content for the deal, takes place within the destination.

The new funding will help emlen invest more in its technology and grow its marketing and sales teams, the report said.

According to the report, the seed round was jointly chaired by coparion and Montan-Ventures-Saar. The old investor Holzer Group, experienced angel investors from the Personio management team and the founders of Finoa also took part.

According to the report, the total financing of emlen amounts to around 4.6 million euros (approx. 5.3 million US dollars).

In separate news, Novi Connect, a B2B marketplace where buyers and sellers can search for materials they want to use sustainably, has also grown steadily and now offers over 85,000 different materials, including oils, surfactants, fragrances, storage formulas and packaging components .

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The company raised $ 10.3 million in a Series A round last month and has begun looking for other industries where it can help customers access safe and sustainable materials.

The idea of ​​Novi is to contribute to more transparency in purchasing.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: TODAY’S SELF-SERVICE TRIP – SEPTEMBER 2021

Above: Eighty percent of consumers are interested in non-traditional checkout options like self-service, but only 35 percent have been able to use them for their recent purchases. Today’s Self-Service Shopping Journey, a collaboration between PYMNTS and Toshiba, analyzed over 2,500 responses to learn how merchants can address availability and perception issues to meet demand for self-service kiosks.

Annual stroll raises cash, consciousness for suicide prevention and psychological well being

CHICAGO – The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held its annual lakefront walk on Saturday.

Four thousand people took part in the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk and a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Similar walks were held in cities across the country to raise funds and create a platform to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

Hikers shared stories and memories of loved ones.

Since the event began in 2004 in cities across America, it has raised $ 9 million for research and outreach.

the Foundation for Suicide Prevention said 47,000 lives are lost every year. But there is also progress as more and more people are ready to start the conversation.

If you or someone you know is having trouble, help is available. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. You can also send the word “home” to 272-441. Support is free and confidential.

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Bingo! Group raises cash for housing wants – Chico Enterprise-Report

Bidwell Park rang out with the sound of “Bingo!” On Sunday, Home & Heart supporters and employees gathered for some spirited bingo games and to provide information and raise funds for the organization.

According to the organization’s website, Home & Heart is an affordable housing solution that suits adults in Butte County who have a room to share with people in need of affordable housing. While they prioritize services for older adults, the program is open to all eligible adults who have a room to share (housing providers) or those looking for affordable housing (housing seekers).

  • Home & Heart’s program manager, Sierra Schmidt, calls for bingo moves in the Oak Grove Picnic Area in Bidwell Park on Sunday. (Jennie Blevins / Chico Enterprise Record)

  • Bingo attendees study their boards carefully at Home & Heart’s Sunday fundraiser in Bidwell Park. (Jennie Blevins / Chico Enterprise Record)

  • Caitlyn Patterson won the first Sunday bingo game and received a Beatniks gift card and a free meal at Madison Bear Garden. (Jennie Blevins / Chico Enterprise Record)

Homeshare participants will receive support throughout the duration of the game, including mediation or help with renegotiating the shared apartment agreement as needed.

The program was originally attended to bring seniors together with younger people, but since the campfire it has offered services to young and old who need or provide housing.

Shawn Ramsey attended the event as a first-time home owner in hopes of networking.

“It’s the best way to get to know more people,” she said. Ramsey has a few people interested in staying in her house, but nothing specific yet. Ramsey, who lives in Paradise, also volunteered for the program, picking up a woman who is struggling to get to Chico for shopping.

According to the website, three types of housing are available for the organization: rent only, service exchange and a mixed type of housing.

The first resembles a traditional roommate situation, in which the apartment hunter pays the apartment provider a reasonable monthly rent. The second is a cashless rental option that allows apartment hunters to provide services in lieu of bar rent.

The apartment hunter and the housing provider negotiate the number of hours and the type of services to be exchanged each month based on their specific needs and skills. The apartment hunter is still responsible for his or her share of the ancillary costs and personal expenses. The services may not include personal hygiene such as bathing, going to the toilet or medication management.

The third is a mixed arrangement with a combination of bar rental and service hours. This is the most common scheme and offers home providers the benefit of additional income and housekeeping, and home hunters pay a much lower monthly fee. Providers benefit from additional income and domestic help, and apartment hunters pay much less each month.

Mollie Murphy attended the event as a supporter.

“I fully believe in the program and show support where I can,” she said.

Home & Heart has played six successful apartment games so far in 2021 and hopes to hit 15 by the end of the year, according to Director Cathryn Carkhuff, who gave a brief speech to welcome bingo attendees.

Supporter Caitlyn Patterson won the first bingo game and received a gift card for Madison Bear Garden and a gift card from Beatnik’s Coffee House and Breakfast Joint.

Patterson (probably) smiled behind her mask as she received her award.

“I did an internship at Home & Heart,” she said. “I’m here to show my support.”

The treasurer of the board, Kyle Willman, enjoyed playing bingo and hoped the event would be successful.

“We let people know what we’re doing,” said Willman. “We are looking for more engagement in the community and want to involve people. People need domestic help with the housing shortage. It’s so important for people who are in a tight spot. “

There was also a mask competition and opportunities to mingle with other bingo participants.

For more information on Home & Heart, call 591-3742 or visit buttecountyhomeshare.com. There you will find housing applications. The staff can also be reached by email at homeandheart530@gmail.com.

Ridgeland enterprise raises cash for Alzheimer’s Affiliation

A company in Ridgeland raised money for a good cause on Saturday. Van’s Comics, Cards and Games celebrated its fifth birthday by giving something back. The comic book store raised money to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. One of the owners of Van said they try to create a communal atmosphere so it was natural for them to help an organization hold DNC meetings, play magic cards, read comics together who wanted to take to the next level, like We can do even more for a charity and the public, “said store owner Travis Ryder. Money was raised from raffle tickets to win gift cards and other items donated by local businesses. A volunteer helped collect these donated items Items. This particular organization has a special place in her heart. “My grandmother suffered from dementia and eventually died of Alzheimer’s about two years ago. And recently I had a friend who was not even 65 who died of Alzheimer’s, “said Lori. Tharpe. According to the US Department of Health, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects memory and thinking skills. Estimates are more than The disease is affecting 6 million people in America slowly. For most people, it is slow and very sad to see someone you love and know that you have memories, that they are losing memories and that they don’t even know who you are And it’s completely heartbreaking, “Tharpe said. The store has seen hundreds of attendees throughout the day, and Ryder’s goal is to raise $ 5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. “A lot of people have been affected by it or know someone who has been affected. Mom, Dad, the neighbors, whoever it is. We just wanted to use our large reach to actually reach and help more people,” said Ryder. Some of the companies that have donated include Sam’s Club, The Great American Cookie, Cathead Distillery, and more.

A company in Ridgeland raised money for a good cause on Saturday.

Van’s Comics, Cards and Games celebrated its fifth birthday with a return. The comic book store raised money to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

One of the owners of Van said he wanted to create a community atmosphere so that it was natural for them to help an organization.

“We’re already a community run place with people coming here to play DNC sessions, play magic cards, read comics together, wanting to take it to the next level, how we can benefit a charity and the public even more “said the owner of the shop Travis Ryder.

Money was raised from raffle tickets to win gift cards and other items donated by local businesses.

A volunteer helped collect these donated items. This particular organization holds a special place in their heart.

“My grandmother had dementia and eventually died of Alzheimer’s about two years ago. And recently I had a friend who was not even 65 who died of Alzheimer’s,” said Lori Tharpe.

According to the US Department of Health, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects memory and thinking skills.

They estimate that the disease affects more than 6 million people in America.

“It is a terrible disease that is very quiet and slow. For most people it’s slow and it’s very sad to see someone you love and know you have memories, that they lose memories and they don’t even know who it is and it’s absolutely heartbreaking, “Tharpe said.

The store has seen hundreds of attendees throughout the day, and Ryder’s goal is to raise $ 5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Many people are affected by it or know someone who is affected by it. Mom, Dad, their neighbor, whoever it may be. We just wanted to use our wide reach to actually meet and help more people. “Said Ryder.

Some of the companies that have donated include Sam’s Club, The Great American Cookie, Cathead Distillery, and more.

Hockey event raises cash to battle most cancers

MARQUETTE, Michigan (WLUC) – A group of hockey players helped raise money to help fight cancer.

This was the fifth year for Stick it to Cancer.

A total of 15 teams from all over UP, Lower Michigan and Wisconsin played in the Lakeview Arena on Friday and Saturday.

All proceeds are shared between Cancer Care of Marquette County and a resident undergoing cancer treatment.

Northern Michigan University hockey players were umpires for the event.

“It’s always good to give back to the community and they do so much for us that the least we can do to shoot for them,” said Connor Marritt, Northern Michigan University hockey player.

“This is such a hockey community and there haven’t been any adult tournaments in a while,” said Barbara Salmela, Stick it to Cancer Organizer. “It’s just nice when it’s local.”

The championship games will be played on Sunday, September 26th at 10 am and 11 am. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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Provo 4th grader raises cash by means of lemonade stand for inclusive library books

PROVO, Utah – A Provo elementary school student inspired her school to redesign her library and bring in books that have never been found on shelves before.

While Emi Kim hoped to simply spread a diverse, positive message at her own school, it has changed the entire district.

In a school library, children can learn everything they never knew before.

You will be introduced to new characters and will follow the journeys and experiences of these characters.

Emi, a fourth grade student at Westridge Elementary School, admired beautiful pictures in a book called We Are Water Conservationists on Thursday afternoon.

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“I really like the illustrations in this book,” she said, turning the page.

Emi loves this particular collection that is on display at one of the library entrances.

“That’s another favorite,” she said, picking up the book The Name Jar. “I have a lot of favorites. This film is about a little girl who is traveling from Korea to America.”

Each story focuses on a subject that Emi learned the hard way in her real life.

The 9 year old is Hawaiian, Polynesian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

“I discovered the problem of not being treated the same way based on just how you look,” she said.

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Emi told the story of a man who ignored Emi and her mother in a grocery store and pretended not to hear her mother when her mother spoke.

She began to understand human nature better.

“People – we are afraid of what we don’t know,” said Emi. “I think that’s partly why we treat people badly because of their looks, or their culture, or the things they learn about their culture.”

To help people understand their cultural background, Emi brought the topic up at her school.

“She had a Powerpoint and spoke to me about how Caucasian characters and animals are the most common characters in books and that she really wanted to do something about it,” said Kim Hawkins, headmistress and Westridge Elementary.

Emi, her mother, and aunt had a plan to bring more different books to the library, but Emi knew that bringing the collection would cost money. To offset the costs, Emi launched a lemonade and baked goods stand.

She sold butter mochi, cupcakes, cookies, and lemonade. Not only did Emi make enough money to buy 15 books for her school, she made so much that she bought 60 more books for four other schools in the district.

After seeing the passion and drive of this fourth grader, the Provo School District took Emi’s plan a step further.

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“Our district has now made the leap that Emi started and they bought the books for all of the elementary schools,” said Hawkins. “So all of our elementary schools now have these incredible books because of Emi.”

She said they plan to use the books for the school district’s Diversity Week in November.

The book collection is called “Emi’s books”.

Emi hopes it will help students learn things they have never known while also ensuring that others like her reflect their own selves in the characters.

“I hope all children are inspired to make positive changes,” she said.

Emi is planning a second fundraiser at a lemonade stand to buy books on children of all abilities.

This lemonade and baking stand will be set up on September 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Westridge Elementary School in Provo.