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3 Common Online Casino Scams You Should Stay Away From

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Cathy Carter

How do you recognize an online gaming con artist? Online gambling is a massive industry and a terrific source of pleasure for millions of people, which is fantastic news because it means gamers have more alternatives than ever before. However, if something becomes that popular, there will always be others who want to take advantage of it in illicit ways. Unfortunately, internet casinos and gambling are no exception. They have been linked to several scams and frauds, and the key to avoiding them is to arm oneself with the necessary knowledge. The following are some of the most prevalent online casino frauds to prevent.

  • Theft of Deposits

This is the most basic fraud: the casino will ask you to deposit money before you can play any games, which you will then be unable to use or withdraw. Frequently, your account will be frozen for no apparent reason, or you will be forced to go through several interminable steps to revive it. The con artists know that a substantial proportion of individuals will become so frustrated that they will give up trying to get their money back.

Then again, most payments are in the $10 to $20 range, and few individuals will spend much time chasing that money. The unpleasant reality is that this fraud is difficult to detect and avoid until it is too late. Introductory deals that appear too good to be true can signify that the casino is attempting to get you to make a deposit. The best way to prevent this is to conduct thorough research on each casino website before signing up and carefully read their terms and conditions.

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Sports Franchises are using Digital Tech to Foster Greater Fan Engagement

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Srikant Sowmyanarayanan

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the world last year, the sports industry was severely impacted. As all sporting action came to a crashing halt, fans were left without their weekly fix of sports while franchises were faced with declining revenues and lost opportunities. In the US alone, the NBA is estimated to have lost close to $300 million in terms of ticketing revenue and when considering revenue from all sources, the league missed its targets by as much as $1.5 billion as per AP News. It was a similar story with most other leagues too with the NFL estimated to bear a $1.3 billion loss due to 4 of its teams playing without fans while the MLB’s losses were estimated at almost $5 billion.

However, the show must go on and as things gradually started getting better, sports leagues in the US slowly began considering a return amidst the new normal. Relatively newer entities like the UFC bounced back much sooner by shifting their events to a private island in Abu Dhabi and marching on without in-person attendance. Others like the WWE, who operate within the unique realm of “sports entertainment”, realized that fans were an integral part of their offering and leveraged VR and AR to virtually bring in thousands of fans to participate in live broadcasts.

Eventually, as the Big 4 US sports leagues returned to action, the focus was on leveraging digital technologies to usher in unlimited attendees while creating a raucous stadium like experience. This was done with the help of digital first platforms that were further bolstered by live video editing, engaging graphics and multiple audio feeds mixed in. Elsewhere, global franchises like Formula 1 & MotoGP looked to have their racing drivers engaged in virtual SIM based races to meld motorsports with e-sports to great effect.

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Why is Paddle Boarding So Popular?

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

It’s the trendy outdoor leisure activity! This sport appeared about fifty years ago in Hawaii and is experiencing a comeback. Its practice is now within everyone’s reach. Here are some tips to get you started and, why not, to buy a board. Before that, we will see together the benefits of the practice of paddle boarding.

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding is accessible

This sport is quite easy to get the hang of after an hour. You will have fun from the first second. Many models of Stand Up Paddle Boards exist: from beginners to advanced. You can consider an outing with your family, as a couple, with friends or solo.

Work on your upper body, lower body and balance

The greatest challenge is to stand on the board and not fall… You will work your balance but especially your postural muscles in depth: from the legs to the shoulders through the abdominal belt, the back, the lumbar, the pectoral, the arms… After a few hours of practice, you will develop your balance, the proprioception of the lower limbs, the muscles of your back and your shoulders. The paddling movement is particularly adapted to gently develop your body.

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Titanium Bikes: A Modern Take on an Old Material

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Tyler Tafelsky

Dating back as far as the 1960s, the first-ever titanium bikes were being built by a progressive race bike manufacturer known as Teledyn. The California-based bike company developed the Titan model in the 1970s, which quickly caught on as a high-performance titanium bike.

Since then, titanium bikes have maintained an authoritative reputation in the greater world of bicycles. Well-known for its durable resilience, outstanding longevity, lightweight frame, and corrosive-resistant properties, titanium has become a hot commodity across all types of cycling, ranging from road to gravel bikes and competitive racing to leisurely touring.

Titanium Takes Bloom in the Bike World

Titanium didn’t attract widespread attention as a high-end bike frame material until the 1990s. When tour racing and the bike technology that went with it picked up traction, any performance advantage was exploited to its fullest potential. Titanium is lighter than steel, more robust than aluminum, and easy to work with compared to carbon fiber. It wasn’t before long when numerous race bike manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon. From tour riding to triathlon, titanium gained popularity in all calibers of cycling.

Carbon was at the time, and still remains to be, one of the most common mainstream materials for performance cycling. It can be easily mass-produced at relatively efficient costs and delivers incredible weight advantages without compromising on ample strength. 

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The Inflatable Kayak For This Summer

Posted on June 17, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

We always look forward to the summer vacations but this year more than the previous ones. After being confined, we want to enjoy the fresh air and move. The kayak is perfect for that. However, owning a kayak is not always practical. Have you thought about an inflatable kayak? Ideal for people who want to go on occasional trips but don’t have the space to carry or store a rigid kayak. Did you ever give it a go?

What is the difference between an inflatable and a rigid kayak?

Inflatable kayaks are generally made of PVC, while rigid kayaks are made of fiberglass and carbon.

Inflatable kayaks are, contrary to what one might think, durable. Advances in production methods have led to extremely sturdy kayaks. High quality PVC kayaks are resistant to collisions and even sharp-edged objects such as dog claws.

The advantage of the inflatable kayak is that it can be easily transported and also stored. It takes up little space and is lighter in weight. Most inflatable kayaks can be carried in a bag, a trunk or even a boat. In just 10 minutes, your kayak will be ready for use in the water.

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The History of Sports Medicine

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Martin Banks

What do your favorite athletes do when they get injured on the field? They head to the trainer, who applies sports medicine principles to help them get back into play.

What is this discipline all about? Learn more about the fascinating history of sports medicine and how it can potentially help you.

What Is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a relatively new discipline, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t draw from long-standing, science-based techniques. It takes place under the guidance of specialized professionals and physicians. Please don’t confuse your average personal trainer with an athletic trainer — the latter has far more formal health care training under state rules.

Sports medicine serves four primary goals:

  • Injury recovery: You probably think of this aspect of sports medicine most often. It’s what you’ll see initiating on the field on game day.
  • Preventing future injury: Injuries can leave you on the disabled list.
  • Improving athletic performance: Sports medicine occupies itself with how to improve your performance on the field.
  • Increase mobility and function: Even when you hang up your game jersey for good, you want to keep playing for fun — sports medicine can help.

Even if you don’t play professional sports or join recreational leagues, you can benefit from sports medicine. How did this discipline arise?

A Brief History of Sports Medicine

As previously mentioned, sports medicine has a relatively short history in modern times, although healers have helped those injured in play or battle for far longer. It probably began with Imhotep, the world’s first recorded physician back in ancient Egypt.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Al Bumbry: From Bronze Star to AL Rookie of the Year
      May 31, 2021 | 2:21 pm

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month won a Bronze Star in Vietnam before going on to win American League Rookie of the Year honors and playing 14 seasons in the Major Leagues.

      Though only 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, Al Bumbry was a four-year basketball player at Virginia State College (now University). The school restarted its baseball program during his career and Bumbry hit .578 during his senior season to earn notice from the Baltimore Orioles, who picked him in the 11th round of the MLB Draft.

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