On November 24, 2019 the 2019WBBU “Fight to Fame BMS” World Boxing Championship and the Beijing National Fitness Boxing League competition was held. They were co-sponsored by the Beijing Boxing Association and the WBBU World Boxing Friends League. In response to the voice of the Chinese nation, the 2019WBBU, advocated for fitness for all citizens in China to become the standard for physical health.
This was the grand opening of the People’s National Peptide Golden Hall in Chaoyang District, Beijing. Boxing members and enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered together to participate in an exciting event to help the nationwide fitness boom.
Professional and amateur competitions work together to help national fitness
This event was divided into a professional competition which was the 2019WBBU “Fight to Fame BMS” World Boxing Championship and amateur competitions from the Beijing National Fitness Boxing Ranking League. The goal was to innovate the Beijing Boxing Association to allow more boxing enthusiasts to participate and attract more attention to the sport.
Fight to Fame created a unique and innovative business model of “Blockchain + Movie + Sports” with a cryptocurrency involved. Fight to Fame has attracted contestants from around the world to participate in their events and audition for their upcoming reality show to produce the next fighter action star. Fight to Fame creates a path for fighters around the world to become action stars.
The reason why “Fight to Fame BMS” was held in China for the first time at the World Championship Boxing Tournament jointly held with 2019WBBU is to make full use of the resources and platform of Fight to Fame. They want to provide more world champions and global athletes an understanding of China’s sporting spirit, sports events, and develop its international competitiveness.
At the same time, WBBU wants to use Fight to Fame BMS’s global platform as the first window of communication between China and global athletes. This will give many athletes and fighters the opportunity to go abroad on the world stage and show their strength.
There were a total of five professional competitions at the tournament. The event had 40 boxing clubs from China participate making it a highly popular event for Beijing. After a tough selection process, 12 clubs eventually were chosen to join the amateur competition. Participating club organizers provided 30 locations to watch the event, and more than 300 boxing club fans watched live.
A number of innovative measures to promote the long-term development of boxing
In order to promote the better development of boxing, the Beijing Boxing Association has developed a variety of methods, including training systems and competition systems. The training system is divided into promotion mode and quick training mode. This training system will help members of each club. The competition system is composed of two types of events: competitive events and performance events. In addition, members of competitive clubs can register for the Beijing National Fitness Boxing Ranking League, and the club’s top boxers can also register for professional competitions.
At the same time, the Beijing Boxing Association also developed a performance competition called “Competitor League”, which is mainly for the purpose of national fitness. This will help educate people on the sport to promote boxing, help national fitness, and make national fitness activities more exciting.
Famous boxers gather creating many memorable highlights
There were many highlights during the five professional competitions. Of the competitors included Chen Mingcun, who just won the WBBU Intercontinental Championship in the Philippines. Thai boxing champion CHAIYA, competed for 12 world class rounds during the event. Huo Ziqiang, a native boxer from Beijing Shichahai Sports School, also competed during the event. He fought with VACHAYAN from Thailand for 10 rounds of intercontinental boxing.
The amateur competitions also had great praise from the fans. The competitors came from the selected clubs and included movie stars, workers, teachers, students, influencers, and more. The youngest was 13 years old and the oldest was 38 years old. They all trained hard for the competition and brought a new level of excitement to the event.
Before the fights, 15-second air strikes and 15-second hand target test scores were performed. If there was a tie in the competition, the performance points determined the winner.
This event was reported on CCTV, Beijing TV Sports Channel, China Sports News, Xinhua News Agency, and more. At the same time, it was broadcasted live on the Watermelon Video. This event has surely created more attention for boxing and the advances in the sport.
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Global Digital B2B Payments Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2020-2024)
Dublin, Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Digital B2B Payments Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2020-2024)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global digital B2B payments market, with a detailed analysis of market size and growth. The report provides an analysis of the digital B2B payments market by value and by modes.The global digital B2B payments market has observed stable growth in the past few years and the market is further expected to rise at an affirmative rate during the forecasted period (2020-2024). The growth of the global digital B2B payments market would be bolstered by the growth drivers such as growing real-time payments, increasing adoption of cloud-based solutions, escalating smartphone penetration, emerging B2B e-commerce industry, swelling business process automation, rising urbanization, increasing cross border payments, etc.The major players dominating the digital B2B payments market are Alibaba Group (Ant Financial), American Express, Bottomline Technologies Inc., and Coupa Software Inc. The four companies have been profiled in the report providing a detailed analysis of their financial information and business strategies.Key Topics Covered: 2. Introduction
2.1 Payments: An Overview
2.2 B2B Payment: An Overview
2.3 History of B2B Payments: An Overview
2.4 B2B Payments End-User: An Overview
2.5 Digital Payments: An Overview
2.6 Process of Invoice to Payment Automation
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Hitting $12B in AUM, Carson Doubles Down on Cutting Tech Costs for Partners
Carson Group, one of the fastest growing financial services firms in the country, announced that as of April 1, 2020, Carson will cover technology costs for all partner firms—encompassing software platforms Salesforce, Orion, Smarsh and Egnyte. eMoney will also be covered as of May 1, 2020. Instead of spending time and money evaluating and adopting technology, wirehouse advisors, IARs and RIAs in the Carson Partners network can now, more than ever, focus on what matters and maximize the value they deliver to the families they serve.
Carson President Teri Shepherd said, “Reaching $12 billion AUM is a testament to our advisors and their dedication to serving nearly 32,000 families across the United States. We want our partners to have the resources to continuously reinvest in optimization and growth. Paying for the tech stack is the latest example of our commitment to helping advisors serve their clients while empowering them to focus on being the CEO of their business.”
Carson Group had unveiled plans to eliminate the financial burden on advisor businesses leveraging the Carson CX (client experience) at its flagship industry-wide Excell conference in Chicago in May 2019. Plans for discounted services and direct cost savings to partners were among the key messages shared during Carson’s Partner Summit that takes place during Excell each year. The team announced zero costs on Orion Advisor Services fees within advisory accounts, which averaged a savings of more than $22,000 per advisor firm.
Bob Huntley, Founder and Wealth Advisor of Texas-based Carson partner firm Wise Counsel Wealth Management said, “I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be part of this movement Ron Carson has built. I am already making plans to reinvest 100 percent of the savings back into growth this year.”
This commitment to eliminating tech costs is the latest in an ongoing rollout of Carson CX (customer experience) releases and technology enhancements to help make complex issues simple for advisors and investors across the country. Over the past year, the organization has rolled out several value-added advisor services and support to its ecosystem, including an expanded brokerage solution, M&A consulting to help its advisors grow their practices, succession planning, and cash management options through its partnership with Galileo Money+, a new mobile-only banking service, available exclusively through financial advisors.
Carson Group serves advisors and investors in more than 120 partner offices across the country, including 24 Carson Wealth offices. In addition to being a mainstay in the Barron’s annual list of top wealth management firms, Carson Group remains among the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies, has been recognized for two consecutive years by InvestmentNews as a top-50 firm for Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors, and was recently awarded a Best Places to Work in FinTech by American Banker.
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Rapyd and Visa Team Up to Drive Adoption of Fintech Services for Businesses Around the World
Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, today announced a new agreement with Visa (NYSE:V) that will help Rapyd expand its worldwide business operations. Rapyd will collaborate with Visa to offer fintech and payment services where both firms see opportunities to help businesses expand their core offerings with more expansive local and cross-border market solutions. Additionally, Rapyd will join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track programs as an enablement partner to drive its speed to market for Fintechs through a variety of Visa payment solutions. Rapyd has become a Visa issuer in the UK and plans to expand its issuing and acquiring footprint in other key regions over time.
Rapyd’s unified cloud-based platform helps businesses quickly integrate Fintech and payment capabilities into any commerce application. eCommerce merchants, gig economy platforms, financial institutions, and technology providers are all looking to enable highly localized customer experiences around the world, a challenge Rapyd solves by delivering the full stack of fintech services through a single integration.
For instance, as part of this new relationship with Visa, Rapyd can instantly issue a virtual Visa card that can be utilized by a gig-economy worker in Latin America to purchase goods on behalf of the platform, or disburse funds to a worker on a Visa card in Asia-Pacific, all from a single integration on the Rapyd platform.
Sarel Tal, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Rapyd noted, “As businesses look for global expansion opportunities they must contend with the complexity of integrating local and cross-border payment capabilities, including collections, disbursements, and card-based solutions. Now Rapyd can leverage Visa’s offerings — Visa Direct for real-time funds transfers, Visa Token Services for secure digital payments, and Visa’s issuance capabilities – to enhance Rapyd’s core issuing and acquiring services, unlocking simple, relevant payment experiences for these businesses globally.”
Visa and Rapyd are particularly excited to work together in key European markets, which are poised for cross-border ecommerce growth. In 2018 cross-border ecommerce revenues reached € 137 billion in Europe, a 22.8% share of total online sales (EU16)1. Additionally, European cross-border marketplaces are set to grow by more than 50 percent increasing the need for innovative payment acceptance methods for customers and disbursement solutions for marketplace sellers2.
“Rapyd’s platform helps fintechs, merchants and marketplaces stand up payment-related services quickly and easily across multiple markets,” said Matt Dill, global head of strategic partnerships and venture, Visa. “We’re excited about our collaboration with Rapyd, and the many benefits we can provide to our mutual partners worldwide.”
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