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14 Fantastic Paid WordPress Booking Plugins 2017

You might be owning a chain of hotels, or you are a coach, with any of the top paid WordPress booking plugins, you can save yourself a lot of time and work. Plus, be very eco-friendly, avoiding all the paper…

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Watch: Golfer hits captivating 'stingers' with his putter

Tiger Woods made the “stinger” one of his trademark swings on tour, but he’s not the only one that can execute the low trajectory stroke.

Dave Benford not only matched Woods’ ability to hit the piercing shot, he did so by nailing it 250 yards with a putter – a club with roughly three to four degrees of loft.

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See rare cars owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., other NASCAR stars in Davidson on Saturday

The public will get a rare chance in Davidson on Saturday to see cars in the private collections of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and other NASCAR stars. The cars … Click to Continue »

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MBS RECAP: Bond Rally More Coincidence Than Causality

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We’ve discussed the tenor of Thanksgiving week in bond markets being more to do with serendipity than traditional “cause and effect” relationships. That means the events and data on the calendar that typically push and pull on bonds throughout the course of the day are less relevant than normal. Instead, it’s the sometimes random, sometimes counter-intuitive tradeflows preceding a 4-day weekend that set the tone. And sometimes the seemingly random trades DO happen to line up in an intuitive way with the economic data and events. Today was one of those days. Both Durable Goods and Consumer Sentiment provided ways to justify bond buying. The only catch is that the bulk of bond buying didn’t happen in direct response to either data release. Still, we can at least say the…(read more)

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Keith Pelley Q&A: On being European Tour CEO and modernizing golf

Since arriving as European Tour CEO in August 2015, Keith Pelley has been shaking up the golf world.

Pelley, who has a business background in sport and entertainment, is bringing new ideas to the tour and professional golf. Pelley created the GolfSixes tournament in May, an event that saw two-man teams play in six hole matches with a shot clock, loud music, and microphones on players during the tournament.

The 53-year-old Canadian answered a number of questions through email for a two-part Q&A about the ideas he’s brought to the sport, how they’ve been received, and the future of the tour.

deCourcy: How have the first two years gone for you as CEO of the European Tour?

Pelley: I think we have made significant progress over the past two years but we still have a lot to do. Everything takes time to an extent, and when I took on the role I knew a potential for growth existed on the European Tour, and I think we are starting to see that now. We are truly a global organization and in my time so far there have been some significant milestones achieved. The introduction of the Rolex Series has been transformational for our Tour, plus our players continue to perform admirably on the world stage. Innovation continues to be a hot topic for us, in terms of our digital output, and we have also made significant inroads with Strategic Alliances across Asia, Australasia, and Korea, as we look to continue growing those international relationships.

deCourcy: You believe golf needs to wake up, what part of the product has been lacking in your opinion?

Pelley: There is a narrative for change in the game right now because there is no question that golf needs to modernize to appeal to wider markets. Making a connection with the spectators and fans is key to that, both on site at our tournaments or through our digital output. Introducing innovative formats is a major part of broadening our appeal to new audiences. We also need to continue to address one of the biggest talking points in the game, which is slow play. Our commitment to making golf faster and more appealing to fans has resulted in a new format, the Shot Clock Masters, which will take place in Austria in June. It’s going to be a fascinating addition to our schedule next year, an experiment for us, and hopefully it will help us combat slow play and reduce round times – further evidence of our desire to embrace innovation.

deCourcy: You’ve had a number of innovative ideas, how have fans/players reacted to the concepts?

Pelley: We’re a members’ organization, so you are never going to get every single player fully on board with every single thing we do, but as long as the idea isn’t a hindrance to them, and the majority of the players are behind it, then we will try it. As for the fans, as the saying goes, ‘you can’t please all of the people all of the time,’ but the majority of golf fans buy into what we are trying to do.

deCourcy: What was the takeaway from the GolfSixes tournament in May?

Pelley: GolfSixes came from the European Tour’s desire to embrace innovation and originality in professional golf. Ultimately, with this shorter format of the game, we want to broaden the appeal of our sport to the millennial demographic. It was a proof of concept but the feedback from all our stakeholders was most definitely that the concept worked. Sky Sports told us that their audience study showed that 19 percent of people who tuned in to GolfSixes had never watched a European Tour event before and it was the second-most watched event from Europe on the Golf Channel in the US. We are in the entertainment content business with golf as our platform and GolfSixes is the perfect illustration of that. I think this format, as well as the interactive digital experience for fans and the innovative television coverage, will help people enjoy the sport more and help speak to a new audience. It returns to our schedule in 2018 and I am very much looking forward to shaping this event from what we learned this year.

deCourcy: Have there been ideas that haven’t worked?

Pelley: Of course there have but in everything we do, the idea is to be entertaining and fashionable, to make watching irresistible and our tournaments the place to be. What drives all entertainment is creativity. You need a working culture in which our employees can unleash their imaginations without restraint. We want daring ideas and want them put into action. We want our people to reek with positivity and know they have permission to fail. I want them to know that my first answer to their ideas will tend to be “yes” rather than “no” or “maybe.” Some awesome ideas – or at least kernels of ideas – have come from this already.

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Three days later, William Byron’s championship whirlwind is winding down. Now what?

The after parties, the media tour, the hoopla from winning his first NASCAR championship – three days later, it’s all finally winding down for Charlotte’s William Byron. And that’s in … Click to Continue »

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MBS RECAP: Market Watchers Lulled to Sleep Ahead of Week's Biggest Day

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So far this week, both of the trading days have done everything in their powe r to be as meaningless as possible. There have been no major attempts to break floors or ceilings in rates, no major correlation between market movement and data/events, and not much by way of data and events in the first place! Of particular note: the intraday high 10yr yield in the past 4 trading sessions has occurred somewhere in the 2.37’s. That gives us a great preliminary ceiling to watch as we stand guard against the risk of volatility tomorrow. It will be higher due to the holiday calendar (last day before Thanksgiving weekend) and the presence of the week’s only big ticket economic and monetary events (Durable Goods in the morning and Fed Minutes in the afternoon). Bonds improved slightly on the day…(read more)

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25 Amazing & Free Minimalist WordPress Themes 2017

If we are talking about free minimalist WordPress theme options, there can hardly be any better ones than the ones found in this post. I mean they are all pretty close and similar, but this list has been carefully optimized to…

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MBS RECAP: Moderate Weakness Keeps Bonds Rangebound

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Looked at under a microscope, there was a fair amount of intraday volatility this morning. Treasury yields fell overnight, reaching the best levels in 3 sessions, but then abruptly sold-off soon after domestic trading began. The bulk of the selling was close enough to the CME open that we could chalk the move up to a few big trades at the start of the day/week. We could also consider the roll-out of a corporate bond deal just before the selling. Finally , stocks were fairly well-correlated with bond yields today, and stocks had been rising steadily as bond yields moved higher at the beginning of European trading hours. Or we could just throw all of that out the window and focus on the fact that bond markets did what they needed to do in order to remain in the center of their broader, consolidative…(read more)

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Thompson on missed putt: 'I don't know what happened there'

Lexi Thompson’s lone bogey Sunday at the CME Group Tour Championship cost her more than just a potential playoff with Ariya Jutanugarn.

“It wasn’t the way I wanted to end it. I don’t know what happened there,” Thompson told Randall Mell of the Golf Channel.

Thompson was a two-foot putt away on the 18th green from likely winning LPGA Tour Player of the Year and ascending to world No. 1 for the first time. Her putt, however, lipped out, opening the door for Jutanugarn, who drained a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to pass the young American for the win.

“Honestly, I wasn’t even thinking about (the awards),” added Thompson. “Maybe just a little bit of adrenaline. I guess it’s just golf. Crazy things happen like that. I’ll move on.”

The 22-year-old did take home $1 million for winning the year-long Race to the CME Globe, and won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average, but watched Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu share Player of the Year honors.

Earlier in the season, Thompson suffered a heartbreaking loss at the ANA Inspiration, when she incurred a four-stroke penalty in the middle of her final round.

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