Has Professional Gaming Turned the Corner?

For decades we have seen gamers gather around their television in order to beat their friends in heated competition. From racing games to first-person shooters, and everything in between, gamers love the joy of a challenge. With the rise of online streaming websites it has also been realized that gamers love to watch other people, well, play games. This has created the perfect environment for professional video gaming to flourish and now it looks like the e-sport is becoming a major competitive phenomenon. The question now begs to be asked, does professional video gaming have a future as bright as that of prominent major league sports like football or basketball?

Right now the future for professional gaming looks exceptionally bright and the financials behind it are echoing that assumption. This year ESports, the common vernacular for competitive gaming, is expected to reach the $700 million global earning threshold. The most popular competitive game is League of Legends but there are a ton of different games being played every single day. Fans are learning the names of their favorite players and they are traveling in order to watch them compete on stage in packed arenas and stadiums around the world.

Esports has gotten to such a huge point that there is very real talk of including it as an Olympic event in the Asian Games that are coming in 2018. Ben Lenihan, the President of New Zealand’s ESport federation, believes that Esports have grown to be larger than the NFL around the globe. Lenihan says, “It could be a flash in the pan, but I doubt it.” Professional video game competitors are also starting to realize that their work may soon be respected like that of a professional athlete or a top-tier earner in the entertainment industry at some point in the future. The potential is there for gamers to really see their work come to fruition as something that their parents could never have imagined even five years ago.

“Spider-Man PS4” Trailer Focuses on Plot

A new trailer has been released for Spider-Man PS4, and it seems to promise a very cinematic take on the franchise.

The trailer was released at Paris Games Week 2017 and focused largely on the game’s plot, unlike the previous trailers that have been released.

Lasting just over two minutes, the trailer begins with Peter Parker talking to Mary Jane after having recently put Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, behind bars, and his hope that this will allow him to spend more time in his civilian identity. However, we soon get a medley of scenes that demonstrate how unlikely that is to happen, as we see Norman Osborn running for mayor, people shooting each other, Mary Jane investigating some sort of secret information and battles with Mister Negative (also known as Martin Li), who has been confirmed to be the main villain.

And of course, any Spidey trailer should end with a quip: “Whew! Anybody else need a breather?”

The trailer also confirms the involvement of the villain Shocker, as well as Miles Morales, a popular character who is the second Spider-Man. (He replaced the Peter Parker of the Ultimate Universe when he died, but now co-exists with the main Peter in the main Marvel Universe. Comics are confusing, aren’t they?) It is unclear if Miles will become a superhero in the game, however.

Spider-Man PS4 is being made as a joint venture of Marvel Games, which is licensing the property, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is publishing and funding the game. Insomniac Games is actually developing the story, however. This is the first in a series of Sony/Insomniac team-ups to develop Marvel Comics properties.

As its name suggests, the game will only be available on the PS4, as presumably will the others in the planned series. There is not yet a firm release date, though the trailer ends by saying that it will come out sometime in 2018.

Super Mario Odyssey is the Latest Mario Innovation

The Mario franchise continues to wreck havoc even after all these years. It’s been a generation since Mario first graced a video game screen. And now, in 2017, he is dominating another platform.

Super Mario Odyssey is the latest smash hit game released for the Nintendo Switch gaming console. According to Forbes, the game was such an immediate success on the new-ish device that a quarter of all Switch users purchased it within the first three days of the game’s release. In less than a week, it is on pace to easily surpass The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the biggest game ever for the Switch.

That, on its own, isn’t a huge surprise. Breath of the Wild was the first main release for the console. As the Switch becomes more prevalent in the market, newer games are bound to sell more. However, Super Mario Odyssey has something else going for it. It is one of the best reviewed games of the year.

The thought behind the game is fresh and enticing, though with a hint of nostalgia. Gamers travel the world as Mario, collecting trinkets, taking photos, and searching for hidden secrets in the places they visit. The open world aspect reminds people of Super Mario 64 from the old Nintendo 64. The freedom of exploration really opens up what players have come to expect from a Mario game.

After venturing around, part of the fun of Odyssey is involved in what one does with his or her discoveries. Players are allowed to decorate their ship to represent the places they have visited. They are also encouraged to take and capture the very best Mario photos and share them on social media with other players.

The Mario character continues to succeed because of the innovations surrounding his game play. From Cart to Party, Odyssey is the latest installment in a franchise that keeps improving.

Talkspace: This Company Is For Real

When it comes to hearing about new products or new ideas, there might be a lot of people that are skeptical or they might think it is too good to be true. They might have been burned in the past and they are cynical because of it. Quite frankly, who can blame them? However, there is one company that is real, takes what it does seriously, and goes the extra mile when it comes to therapy. Therapy is something that not a lot of people like to talk about or discuss in their lives. It might make them uncomfortable. However, there is no shame in it. If anyone judges them or thinks less of them, it is the problem of the person judging and not the person that needs help.

As a matter of fact, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to stand up and say, “I’m struggling with my mental health, and I need help.” That is the first step toward getting their life moving in the right direction. There is a saying I’ve heard by a popular TV host, and he says this when talking about mental health, “Sick not weak.” If someone needs help or needs to go to a therapist, they are not weak. They are just sick the same way anyone is that is suffering from something, as the brain is part of the body.

Talkspace is an app that allows people to text or talk to a therapist over the telephone. They can also talk to them on the phone. All of this is very reasonably priced, and it is legitimate as they have over 1,000 professionals that do this daily. When it comes to mental health, it does not take a day off. It needs to be treated the right way through Talkspace.

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY

NexBank Supporting Women

NexBank is a national bank situated in Dallas, Texas and has dedicated itself to supporting women in Dallas through the Dallas Women’s Foundation. This sponsorship was declared publicly during the 32nd Yearly Luncheon that the Women’s Foundation had hosted. The deal sealed was seen to be approximately worth about $100,000 whereby NexBank was supporting the women’s leadership and economic security.

This foundation typically hosts this luncheon every year with leaders across all divides attending the event. In addition to that, the foundation is a steady leader in fighting for economic and social innovation for women and even the young girls.

NexBank has assets worth $7.6 billion as confirmed by 30th September 2017. Some of the services that NexBank offers to its clients include:

  1. Commercial Banking

Under the commercial banking services, more services are provided to the clients. Some of them include the following:

  • Commercial Lending. The team of experts and professionals, are all dedicated to the customers all through the process of lending so that they can be able to have the finances they require to fund their projects.
  • Commercial Real Estate Lending. The NexBank seeks to find partners in the Real Estate business who are offered a broad scope of financing aspects for their business.
  • Finance Institution. With the experts and professionals at NexBank, clients can enjoy services that will enable them to stabilize their position financially and also improve their competitive superiority.
  • Credit Services. There is the provision of access by the third party to senior secured loans and the floating rate.
  • Agency Services. Institutions come to NexBank for services on distressed syndicated debt.
  • Treasury Management. This is a service that offers the client with tailored products which are supposed to increase profits and boost essential treasury functions and capabilities.

 

  1. Mortgage Banking

At the Mortgage Banking NexBank offers the following services.

  • Warehouse Lending. The bank provides new lines to their clients so that they can be able to close their loans properly.
  • Wholesale and Corresponding Lending.The expertise and teams of professionals offer clients with the best advice on funding and loan acquisition.

 

  1. Institutional Services

NexBank provides the following:

  • Treasury Management.
  • Financial Institutions.
  • Public Funds.
  • Real Estate Advisory.
  • Investment Banking.

Michael Tarpins’ Participation In The Sertoes Rally

The 25th edition of the competitive Bull Sertoes rally that features the T1 prototype in the team’s double trophy contest is set to begin on 19th August. The rally will take place on the 26th of August. The Bull Sertoes rally is the Brazilian largest rally event. The course of the rally will span 3,300 km. Judging from the participants, the rally is set to be one of the most challenging and competitive since the rally’s inception. As from Sunday, the 20th, both Michael Terpins (race pilot) and Maykel Justo (course navigator) will feature in this race as a team. The support park for this rally edition will be set up the international Autodrome of Goiania.

The Bull Sertoes rally will feature multiple off-road trajectories along the race’s course. Justo and Terpins will form the second prototype team in the T1 category that is on board the T-Rex. The Prototype used by Terpins and Justo has been designed and developed by MEM motorsport. This is the second consecutive year MEM has developed the T-Rex for the Bull Sertoes rally.

The prototype used by the pair has been redesigned to make it more competitive for the 25th edition of the Bull Sertoes rally. Some of the modifications made to the T-Rex is to provide it more power is the addition of a V8 engine.

The rally has been the most awaited event in the rally industry this year meaning that aside from being challenging it is expected to have a great entertaining showdown for its audience.

Michael was able to complete 10th in his earlier participation in the race. Terpins made his debut in rally competition back in 2002. During his debut, Terpins featured in the rally in the motorcycle category. Over the years, Michael raced alongside his brother on multiple rallies. Four years ago, he made a transition to the T-Rex which he has been piloting to date. Terpins is passionate about off-road racing, the thrill of peaking top speeds has made him travel across the world and take part in some of the most significant rallies in the world.

Limecrime Has Some Awesome New Hair Products!

Lime crime made a smart move when they came out with the new unicorn dream hair coloring products. The new hair dye products were a big hit, but the company wouldn’t stop there. But one problem they had was that most of the colors were bright, so lime crime has decided to go with something new and try something different. Individuals with dark hair couldn’t really benefit from the new funky hair shades unless they wanted to bleach their hair. Therefore, they thought of something new, and came out with four new shades, which are very dark compared to all of the other shades.

The colors in the making are; Chestnut, a dark maroon color, Squid, a purple color, Charcoal, a cloudy gray, and the last is Sea witch, which is a dark mermaid tail green color. These new hair shades were released on their website on October 24th. These new shades were made for individuals with darker shades of hair, so they can rock the funky unicorn look too. And another great part about these products are that Limecrime products are made vegan friendly.

The new shades give you that edgy or Gothic look, and they would look perfect with a variety o different styles, and makeup. These new shades were created also for the fall season. Many people want to go with a darker look in the fall and the winter, and the new darker shades give you the chance to do that. They are dark and super cool.

Greg Secker Shares a Few Tips on how to Trade like a Mogul

Today, forex trading has become the talk of the world owing to the significant number of individuals willing to place their hard earned cash. On one hand, the venture is promising for the few with the know-how of what is expected to achieve profit margins. On the other hand, majority are out there with uncertainty if the venture is worth even thinking due to the little information. However, with the likes of Greg Secker, the experts of forex exchange, the sector that was viewed by many as a no-go zone has turned into an income source.

According to Greg Secker, the field is favorable to anyone in possession of some cash as long as he or she grasps the basics of how to maneuver. Various platforms such as Greg’s Learn to Trade are already in place and are focused on enlightening individuals on safe trading. However, upon gaining the basics, Greg advises that newbies get a clue of the trading platform they intend to utilize. Most of these platforms offer demo accounts through which newbies get detailed understanding of how they get trading runs.

Greg Secker goes further to indicate that for individuals to be successful in forex, they must understand various market indicators and what they have in store. With the knowledge, a trader is positioned to predict the market outcome hence profits in both the up and down moments. Also, understanding the calendar and what each event means to the trade is a great benefit to those willing to grab a fortune in the promising venture.

Stories of individuals turning millionaires from forex trading have filled the internet hence every newbie joins the wagon with the hopes of joining the trend. However, Greg Secker insists that without the basics, the results may be opposite which leaves many disappointed. Instead, Greg advises that newbies utilize mentors and through their abilities ,set goals that are a reality. Also, the fact that the venture comprises of ups and downs, Greg suggests that traders should learn to separate their feelings from the business for the sake of a long-term experience.

About Greg Secker

Whenever the name forex trade is mentioned, what is likely to follow is the name Greg Secker due to his global contribution to the sector. Greg Secker was born in 1975, and today he stands as a well-respected individual to his countless acts as an entrepreneur as well as a philanthropist. The mogul is based in London. However, his name commands the global attention as he is an international speaker who specializes in forex trading, a field that he is talented.

Greg Secker schooled at the University of Nottingham. Surprisingly, the well-known entrepreneur studied agricultural and food sciences, as opposed to the field that has today earned him a name. Greg, a family man, launched the Knowledge to Action Group in 2003 with the aim of enlightening the world on trade. Away from his busy career, Greg is an active philanthropist and has been on the forefront when it comes to changing the world around him.

Clay Siegall Chairman of Seattle Genetics

Dr. Siegall is the founder of Seattle Genetics. He started the company in the year 1998.Siegall is the organizations chairman of board director, the head and the chief executive officer. Under his management Seattle Genetics has created different channels of antibody. Based cancer treatment ADCETRIS is one of those given acceleration permit by the United States. Clay is a trained scientist and Seattle Genetics was founded based on scientific creativity and the will to help patients. Siegall has been a good leader because he has managed the company all through. The company has recently developed an antibody drug called ADCS which is for treating cancer.

Siegall is a PhD holder. Before he joined Seattle Genetics he was working with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical research institute between the year 1991 and 1997.Clay have also worked at National Cancer Centre. He joined Ultragenyx as an associate of board in 2014.He has been able to move this organization into some planned licenses specifically for technology like AbbVie, Pfizer, Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. Clay decided to separate activities that raised money which get millions of dollars through private and public financing. For example IPO which stand for Initial Public Offer. Initial Public Offer was conducted in the year 2001.

In a recent interview seagall stated that he is very proud that ADC has been used to treat over 1500 lymphoma patients worldwide up to date. He believes that ADCETRIS has the chance to be the base of treatment for CD30conveying malignancies. Beyond ADCETRIS, Clay states that they are developing seven stage forums. The company’s first ADC programs is the SGN-CD33A in severe myeloid and SGN-CD19A found in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The program has transmitted encouraging information that has resulted to big clinical programs.

Clay said that the company has made important investments in their commodity channel and he is very excited about the company’s leading channel programs. The programs are the SGN-CD19A and SGN-CD33A.SGN-CD33A is the latest ADC that the company has developed to target CD33 .It is expressed on most severe myeloid leukemia cells despite the type.SGN-CD19A is an ADC that target CD19.It is a protein that is expressed broadly on B-cell malignancies.

OneLogin talks Biometrics and the Modern Day Issue of Data Security

With data security breaches and cyber hacking being commonplace these days, having a password that has uppercase/lowercase letters and alphanumeric symbols just isn’t strong enough. Data hackers have infiltrated the world’s most largest corporations, leaving them, millions of customers, and data systems all vulnerable to financial and collateral damage. The more vital and valuable information stored on computers becomes, the more security is needed to ensure that the data is heavily protected. Large and small companies cannot simply rely on security passwords alone, not to mention the multitude of devices being utilized from various departments of one company.

To help counter this grave issue, companies have turned to data security firms that host the latest technological alternatives and advancements, known as biometrics. Biometrics is the security of data that is accessible through “what a person is”, rather than “what a person knows”. Biometrics is split into 2 categories, physiological and behavioral. Physiological biometrics refers to the physical aspects of security, such as finger prints, voice and facial recognition. Behavioral biometrics deals with keystroke patterns, hand tremors and left/right handed tendacies.

Biometrics has definitely raised the bar in terms of data security, making it much more arduous for a data breach to occur. However, with the implementation of biometrics, companies must know what biometric category (between physiological and behavioral) is the best fit for their company and/or department, because if not, the very same data that they’re attempting to protect can become too unaccessible; even for the staff and employees of that company.

One standout data security provider that understands the fundamentals of data security along with the intricacies of biometric implementation is OneLogin. OneLogin is an identity management providing company, that combines the core elements of data security, with speed and an above standard modern-day approach, to ensure that companies’ data is secured, yet integral to its infrastructure.

With data security being a never ending, on-going issue, companies must prepare as such; adapting and updating their data security to one of biometrics, and also alligning themselves with data security companies’ such as OneLogin, that can bring a natural balance of data security combined with tailored made biometrics that make sense to a companies workforce and its customers.

Learn more about OneLogin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onelogin-for-google-chrom/ioalpmibngobedobkmbhgmadaphocjdn?hl=en