Worm Capital 3Q21 Commentary: The Aggregation Of Marginal Gains

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Worm Capital commentary for the third quarter ended September 2021, titled, “The Aggregation Of Marginal Gains.” Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Dear Partners, The Idea Of Aggregating Marginal GainsOne of the concepts that we think about quite often as investors is the idea of aggregating marginal gains. The theory, briefly explained, is that the best way to enhance odds of success is to continuously rip apart your process and see what can be improved, even if only by 1 percent. When you accumulate enough of these marginal gains over time—one percent of efficiency here, two pe… Read More “Worm Capital 3Q21 Commentary: The Aggregation Of Marginal Gains”

Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, September 2021

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Last month saw esports and traditional sports continue to build on its relationship through a range of new partnerships. In addition, a range of esports entities continued to strengthen commercial portfolios after securing a mixture of non-ended and endemic deals. To keep everybody up to date, Esports Insider, in collaboration with Shikenso — a Germany based analytics company — has compiled September’s most important sponsorship and partnership news in esports. Shikenso Analytics is a tech start-up specialising in AI solutions for brand and media valuation across streaming platforms and social… Read More “Key esports sponsorships and partnerships, September 2021”

Stocks rally as stagflation fears, energy prices ease

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By Herbert Lash and Marc Jones NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – World equity markets rebounded on Thursday after U.S. Senate leaders moved to avert a U.S. debt default, while a global easing in energy prices tempered deepening fears of “stagflation.” European bourses rallied off 2-1/2-month lows and Wall Street jumped as steady crude oil and natural gas prices offered relief after a shock 4% drop in German industrial production highlighted supply chain disruptions. German output of cars and auto parts slid 17.5% in August due to supply shortages of intermediate products, providing a telling sign of… Read More “Stocks rally as stagflation fears, energy prices ease”

Greg Cote’s Week 5 NFL picks

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Miami Herald

Coming off a tough week for us, so I’d like to accentuate the positive. It won’t take long. We bulls-eyed Seattle’s outright win as a road ‘dog at San Fran to make us 4-0 this season on Upset of the Week picks! (Cue applause). And hit on a second upset pick with Ravens winning in Denver. The problem? I made five upset picks in all — which is a tad crazy — meaning I missed on three. The point spreads were beating me up even on a few games I got right. The good news? I had a much better week than the Dolphins. And Urban Meyer. OK, deep breath. Exhale. Move on. Rally time! [Note: Thursday night p… Read More “Greg Cote’s Week 5 NFL picks”

50 Years Ago: ‘The French Connection’ Helps Kick Off ’70s Cinema

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In a biography of Howard Hawks, author Todd McCarthy writes that when William Friedkin was living with Hawks’ daughter Kitty in the early 1970s, Friedkin asked the famed director what he thought of his movies. Hawks said they were “lousy” and told him that “he’d better make something entertaining if he wanted to keep getting work.” Friedkin’s response was to make The French Connection, which premiered on Oct. 9, 1971, and helped to set the tone for an entire decade of American filmmaking. Before The French Connection, Friedkin – who got his start directing live television and documentaries in … Read More “50 Years Ago: ‘The French Connection’ Helps Kick Off ’70s Cinema”

The Problem With Netflix’s “Squid Game”

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Warning: this article contains major spoilers for Squid Game. By now, you’ve probably already seen Netflix’s Squid Game — or at least been told you need to by one of the millions of people worldwide who have already binged the South Korean survival drama. The show is currently the streaming service’s No. 1 show in 90 different countries, and it’s on pace to eclipse Bridgerton as its most popular series of all time. It’s so popular in its home country that South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband has even sued Netflix over the surge in network traffic caused by f… Read More “The Problem With Netflix’s “Squid Game””

Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev interviewed by Euronews TV on October 7, 2020

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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has been interviewed by Euronews television on October 7, 2020. Trend presents the interview. -Joining us now is the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Thank you for your time. There has been strong and repeated international pressure for a ceasefire and to de-escalate tensions. Fighting is ongoing, if not escalating. What is your objective now in the conflict? -Ceasefire cannot be achieved unilaterally. It must be a bilateral decision and also it must be implemented on the ground. As you know Armenia attacked us on the 27th of September, attacking our m… Read More “Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev interviewed by Euronews TV on October 7, 2020”

Rural states with early vaccine success hit a wall

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When COVID-19 vaccines rolled out earlier this year, Alaska, West Virginia and several other rural states quickly jumped ahead of the pack, vaccinating residents at rates that outpaced other states. Those less populous states outhustled bigger ones using innovative distribution schemes such as flying vaccines on small airplanes to remote areas, tapping into existing rural health systems and eschewing the county-by-county model that slowed larger states’ distribution. During that period, Alaska’s rural doctors were hailed as heroes. In February, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, cro… Read More “Rural states with early vaccine success hit a wall”

Chip shortage forces Mercedes-Benz to offer cars with less equipment

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The worldwide shortage of electronic chips is making its mark on the car industry, and sales figures have been plummeting in countries around the World as output stalls. In an effort to limit the dip in sales figures, Mercedes-Benz is now offering customers the choice of buying cars at a reduced price – if they are wiling to do without some technical features. A sales spokeswoman for the German luxury car manufacturer has confirmed that not all vehicles can be delivered with the complete technical equipment due to the chip crisis. If a customer does not agree, they can still withdraw from the … Read More “Chip shortage forces Mercedes-Benz to offer cars with less equipment”

Vaccination to be compulsory for air and rail travel in Canada

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The vast majority of people travelling into and around Canada must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in future, according to new rules coming into effect on October 30. Compulsory vaccination will apply to everyone aged 12 or older taking planes from Canadian airports or travelling on public trains in the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced. Canada’s vaccination policy for travellers thus falls roughly in line with that of the US, where officials are also allowing international travellers who can prove they are fully vaccinated to return in November. “Travellers depa… Read More “Vaccination to be compulsory for air and rail travel in Canada”