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Australia just landed its first high performance centre for esports

“Australian pro organisation Legacy Esports is looking to work with Adelaide Football Club to establish a high performance centre at its West Lakes headquarters” writes Shannon Connellan for mashable.com. The facility will be stocked with new technology in eye-tracking and performance analysis, as part of a partnership with the University of Technology Sydney. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 really is a beautiful beast

“It connects to the same size Surface Connector plug as any other Surface device, however, the Surface Book 2 power cable is much thicker and the power brick much larger than any Surface Book or Pro power source before it” writes Lance Ulanoff for mashable.com. Using a 15-inch, 4.2-pound powerhouse like Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 takes some time getting used to. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Bloated company balance sheets signal trouble for stock market’s record run

“The ratio of non-financial corporate debt to GDP stood at 73.2% in the second-quarter of 2017, a near-record, according to data from the Federal Reserve Board” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. Aversion to highly leveraged companies is increasingly visible,” said the analysts, led by head of quantitative equity research, Andrew Lapthorne.With investors exercising care in their stock picking, equities have seen a wide divergence in performance this year.For those still holding the weak companies, the relative performance consequence is painful, leading to further selling and further polarization,” the strategists said. Source:…

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MTV EMAs 2017: Stage Invader Interrupts French Montana’s Performance

“French Montana got an unpleasant surprise at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (12 November), when his performance was crashed by a stage invader” writes Daniel Welsh for huffingtonpost.co.uk. However, their performance was briefly disrupted, thanks to the arrival of an uninvited guest. Towards the end of the performance, a man appeared behind the two rappers clutching a banner, which he attempted to unravel while bouncing around with French Montana’s many dancers. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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Ladbrokes revenue boosted by Europe, digital units

“Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LCL.LN) said Monday that revenue for the four months to Oct. 29 increased 3%, driven by strong performance in its European retail and digital divisions” writes Carlo Martuscelli for marketwatch.com. The betting company reported a 17% increase in total net revenue in its European retail division during the period, while revenue in its digital business increased 12% from a year earlier.It added that its U.K. retail division saw revenue decrease 1%.The company said that its performance remains in line with expectations for the year. Source: marketwatch.com Share…

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Gymnastics in crisis as Whitlock and others refuse to sign contracts

“British Gymnastics is facing a crisis with its biggest stars, including the double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, refusing to sign World Class Performance Programme contracts and being threatened with having their funding withdrawn” writes Martha Kelner for theguardian.com. The entire men’s artistic squad, including Whitlock who became the first Briton to defend a world title successfully last month, have refused to sign. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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‘Kangaroos can play football’ – Australia boss Postecoglou hits back at…

“The Socceroos’ impressive performance came after local newspaper La Prensa used the headline “Eight million against 11 kangaroos”, while Postecoglou’s men were also labelled a simple team” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. Postecoglou, who welcomed back captain and Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak, continued: “I thought it was a great performance. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Move over, drivers: The real star of Formula One is computer data

“A tall truck had accidentally severed a cable that was carrying live data from the race to F1 engineers stationed remotely around Europe” writes Dylan Love for businessinsider.com. The F1 team produces approximately one terabyte of computer data every race weekend, and they retain it indefinitely.Data from previous years is a strong basis for future performance, explains Tost — if you don’t have data, you’re starting from zero.A Formula One driver only needs to focus on driving.” It ought to come as no surprise that one of Scuderia Toro Rosso…

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