2024 U.S. Open Polo Championship(R) Closes Out Historic High-Goal Season at the Sport’s Premier Destination in Palm Beach County, Florida

WELLINGTON, FL, Apr 23, 2024 – (ACN Newswire) – The 2024 U.S. Open Polo Championship® has officially closed out the American high-goal polo season at the USPA National Polo Center (NPC), the sport’s premier destination. The historic tournament was played from March 22 to April 21 and ended with a thrilling win by La Dolfina over Valiente in a score of 10-7 in front of a record crowd.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship is universally considered the most prestigious tournament in the United States and showcases some of the world’s best polo players and equine athletes. The sport-inspired U.S. Polo Assn. brand supported the historic U.S. Open Polo Championship by co-branding jerseys for teams, elevating NPC staff uniforms, umpire outfitting, player prizes, and monetary donations to several charities.

Held at the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field at NPC, the U.S. Open Polo Championship Final was played in front of a sold-out crowd and broadcast to a large global audience across multiple ESPN platforms. Event attendees watched the historic match from the sidelines, in stadium boxes, tailgate tents, the grandstands, or from the U.S. Polo Assn. MVP Lounge, home to the luxurious Sunday Polo Brunch. Sports fans at the tournament also had the opportunity to shop for Official U.S. Open Polo Championship Merchandise, sold exclusively on-site at the NPC Retail Shop.

The action-packed final game on Sunday, April 21, was fast-paced and filled with great plays from the world’s best players on both teams, such as Alejandro Aznar, Poroto Cambiaso, Rufino Merlos, and Tomas Panelo on La Dolfina and Adolfo Cambiaso, Mariano ‘Peke’ Gonzalez Jr., Paco de Narvaez Jr., and Joaquin ‘Pelo’ Vilgre La Madrid on Valiente. For the first time, the rivalry between father Adolfo Cambiaso, on Valiente, and son Poroto Cambiaso, on La Dolfina, faced off in the U.S. Open Polo Championship, captivating spectators as they battled for victory. La Dolfina prevailed in the closing minutes of the 6th chukker, taking home the illustrious U.S. Open Polo Championship title and the highly coveted trophy for the first time in organization history. La Dolfina’s goals were collectively scored by Poroto Cambiaso with three goals, his second appearance in the U.S. Open Polo Championship, Rufina Merlos with one goal during his tournament debut, and a team-high of six goals by Tomas Panelo during his first appearance in the tournament.

“Congratulations to La Dolfina on an incredibly well-fought victory in one of the sport’s most historic tournaments, the U.S. Open Polo Championship. All teams throughout this tournament and others during the American high-goal season at the USPA National Polo Center are excellent examples of sportsmanship, teamwork, and dedication to the sport of polo,” said Stewart Armstrong, Chairman of the United States Polo Association. “Thank you to all of our athletes, sponsors, and sports fans for making this another unforgettable season for the United States Polo Association.”

Throughout the season, U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has donated some $100,000 to polo charities and equine welfare, including the following organizations: Homes for Horses Coalition, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, Polo for Life, Polo Players Support Group, Polo Pony Rescue, Polo Training Foundation, Replay Polo, Retired Racehorse Project, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and Work to Ride Program.

“U.S. Polo Assn. is honored to once again support the U.S. Open Polo Championship and promote sports tourism in beautiful Palm Beach County through iconic tournaments held at the USPA National Polo Center and shown on ESPN platforms. This historic tournament is one of the top sporting events of the spring season, alongside NCAA Basketball, The Masters, and the Kentucky Derby,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, the company that manages the multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “As another successful high-goal, American season is closed out, we look forward to next year and bringing the sport of polo to even more sports fans and consumers locally and around the world.”

Relive the excitement by watching the broadcast of the U.S. Open Polo Championship on ESPN2 on Sunday, April 28, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, as well as on ESPNews and ESPN Deportes in the Spanish language. Check your local listing for air times.

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sports governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through more than 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories, and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast several of the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of sports fans globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital growth. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Modern Retail, and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.

For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn.

USPA Global is a subsidiary of the USPA and manages the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPA Global also manages Global Polo TV, which provides sports and lifestyle content. For more sports content, visit globalpolo.com.

About the United States Polo Association® (USPA)

The United States Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games, including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. Founded in 1890, the USPA is the national governing body for the sport of polo. The USPA is currently comprised of almost 200 member clubs with thousands of individual members and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit uspolo.org.

Contact Information
Stacey Kovalsky
VP Global PR and Communications

Shannon Stilson
VP, Sports Marketing & Media

SOURCE: USPA Global Licensing Inc.


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GGTOOR Closes $102,300,000 Deal Buying a Total of 2,145 Parcels of Land in a Metaverse

THOMASVILLE, GA, June 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – via NewMediaWire – GGTOOR, Inc., (OTCMKTS:GTOR) (“GGTOOR, Inc., “GTOR”, or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the eSports markets, announces the Company has successfully closed a deal valued at $102,300,000. The Company believes this is the largest virtual land purchase in history surpassing a publicly announced purchase of $5,000,000 just two weeks ago. The combined parcels will be GGTOORCITY the first ever virtual city devoted to entertainment. When sold out the Company envisions hundreds of businesses in sports, music, gaming, movies, theater, dance, amusement parks, retail, concessions, all making up a virtual city where millions of daily visitors will work and play. The Company will be building an eSports Arena that will become one of the focal points of GGTOORCITY. Certain and specific parcels will go on sale Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST with prices ranging from $375,000 to $28,000,000 per parcel. The less expensive city parcels with prices starting at $8,400 will be released for sale at a future date.

The Company will be holding a worldwide Zoom Call and all interested persons are encouraged to join the call. The Company’s CEO, John V. Whitman Jr., will be sharing details on the purchase along with disclosing what Metaverse GGTOORCITY will be a part of. Mr. Whitman will not be taking questions during the call and everyone except Whitman will be on mute. The Zoom Call will be held June 14, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST. To enter the call please use the following coordinates;

John Whitman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Meeting ID: 731 9683 4888
Passcode: Uk5N0Z

GGTOOR’s weekly recap;

Another month, more records broken! This time, the Company reached new heights on Unique Twitch Viewership, tallying over 39,000 different people tuning in to watch one of our events during the course of May as the action unfolded live, and the number of tournaments hosted by GGTOOR was its largest count yet for a single month. May also saw a 39% increase in total player registrations compared to April, with over 1,600 new players competing in one of our events for their very first time, joining thousands of others that returned to play with us once again.

As the Company began its first week of events in June, for the first time the Company had a Wild Rift tournament on the calendar and it was well received, drawing over 400 player registrations, and bringing the combined total of player registrations for the last week to over 1,200! The Company saw player registrations for the Pokemon TCG Online Gaard Guantlet tournament grow by 46% over the last event of this series.

Hearthstone posted a 47% gain compared to the May event, and not to be outdone, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate posted a whopping 55% increase in player registrations for this week’s event!

The special invitational to mark the end of the season for the Wednesday’s Pokemon TCG Online Late Night series was finally here, and the timing couldn’t have been better, kicking off the new Astral Radiance format with a bang! The community wondered what shifts in the meta to expect; would we see Palkia VSTAR? Darkrai VSTAR? Updated variants of existing powerhouse archetypes? With 30 of the best players in the game, we saw these minds bring a wide variety of decks, including some that were unexpected – when the dust settled, we found the Top 8 featured some of the decks you might expect joined by some surprises such as Gengar VMAX / Houndoom! The other decks that made the cut were Toolbox / Inteleon, Mew VMAX, Palkia VSTAR / Inteleon, Arceus VSTAR / Inteleon, and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX / Toolbox.

Starting off coverage of the Top eight, we saw Logan McKay play against Cal Connor in a Gengar vs. Mew matchup. The matchup was absolutely nightmare fuel for Cal on paper, but he was able to take a quick win after Logan had some poor draws game one; However, in game two and three Logan’s Path to the Peak shut down Cal’s Genesect V, paving the way to victory. The featured SemiFinals match was a slightly closer battle, with WadeDaze going up against Andrew Hedrick in a Mew vs. Palkia matchup.

Throughout the entire series WadeDaze was rarely able to get OHKOs with Mew VMAX against a Palkia VSTAR, often coming up ten damage shy, largely due to Andrew’s use of Tool Jammer to stop Choice Belt from adding the extra thirty damage – this tech helped him secure the match win! The Grand Finals found Andrew against another Mew, this time being piloted by Augusto Beringer. Game one Augusto donked on Andrew, who lost due to an empty bench when his Lumineon V was knocked out.

Game two Andrew was able to even up the series, repeatedly scoring OHKOs with Palkia VSTAR thanks to a combination of Echoing Horn (to increase damage output), Choice Belt, Leon, and Quick Shooting. Game three was looking terrible for Augusto, but a few critical topdecks and favorable coin flips enabled Augusto to OHKO Andrew’s only Benched Palkia V. Andrew struggled to set up with such an aggressive play, and Augusto was able to pick up a few more easy Prize Cards. Andrew tried one last play to stall a Genesect V in the Active Spot with Boss’s Orders, but Augusto was able to claim victory by retreating with a Double Turbo Energy to close out the match!

This week’s Smash Ultimate event showed us that a tier list does not matter! The Top sixteen was littered with a wide range of characters typically considered under-powered, like Kirby, Dr Mario, Donkey Kong, Villager, and Ganondorf, which promised the viewers would be in for some unique gameplay! Yei, a veteran player regarded by many as the best Meta Knight in the world, joined us for this week’s event, showing his range of skill with the decision to not use Meta Knight at all until the very last game of Grand Finals!

Instead, Yei opted to use a variety of different characters over the day, such as Lucina, Byleth, and Palutena, to make it all the way to the Grand Finals without dropping a single set. This includes a 3-0 win over JaZaR, the strongest veteran of all the tournaments in this event series! We also saw an incredible run from Nalexander, making it all the way to third place with Ganondorf, who many consider to be the worst character in the entire game. JaZaR fought his way back to the Grand Finals through the losers side for his chance at a rematch vs. Yei; There was no 3-0 this time, with JaZaR tying up the series 2-2 and forcing a game five, which finally prompted Yei to pilot his well known Meta Knight for game five, ultimately besting JaZar in the final game and earning Yei the championship title!

Since a few years back the metaverse has grown to become a driving force in crypto and the tech world at large, especially with the increasing acceptance and adoption of cryptocurrency, its wallets, and much more.

Without a doubt, demand for metaverse projects has risen dramatically, with more corporations showing unprecedented interest in virtual reality every day. Given the growing corporate fascination with the Metaverse, the general public’s attention is also bound to be drawn to the significant technology which is bound to change the course of our digital lives.

It’s simpler to think of the metaverse as a hybrid of the physical and digital worlds, which combines the best of both. Even so, it doesn’t change the fact that much of the general populace is still in the dark about what the metaverse is, and what it means. We are very excited that soon people will embrace this new technology where they can build the life they always wanted virtually.

Want to participate? Find the plan that best suits you! You can choose between the Bronze Plan, Gold Plan, and Diamond Plan: https://GGToor.com/join.php. If you want to bring your team or friends to GGToor.com, or be a Tournament Organizer, we can support you and help you grow; you can reach a worldwide audience of similar-minded individuals that like to compete and have fun! You can be sure that GGToor.com is here to grow with you. Just follow the link to sign up as an organizer https://GGToor.com/organizerlogin.php If you have any questions about our events visit our socials; Discord https://discord.gg/GUhyZxFH8Q, twitter https://twitter.com/GGToor/ , twitch https://www.twitch.tv/GGToor, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eShadowGaming

If your organization would like to be part of this growth and work with Shadow Gaming, contact us at luis@shadowgamingtv.com

About GTOR

GGTOOR, Inc., is engaged in the business of eSports. The Company is aggressively entering the Metaverse by having purchased enough virtual land, 2,144 parcels, to form its own virtual city that will be called GGTOORCITY. The Company has held over 200 video game tournaments and has given away over $150,000 in cash and prizes. GGToor.com is continually being customized and upgraded, with the goal of becoming one of the most comprehensive gaming portals in the world. The Company is now accepting subscriptions from players, gamers, and tournament organizers. To register logon to https://GGToor.com/home.php.

Forward-Looking Statements. This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We intend all forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and by the use of forward-looking words such as “expect,” “expectation,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may,” “could,” “intend,” “belief,” “plan,” “estimate,” “target,” “predict,” “likely,” “seek,” “project,” “model,” “ongoing,” “will,” “should,” “forecast,” “outlook” or similar terminology. These statements are based on and reflect our current expectations, estimates, assumptions and/ or projections as well as our perception of historical trends and current conditions, as well as other factors that we believe are appropriate and reasonable under the circumstances. Forward-looking statements are neither predictions nor guarantees of future events, circumstances or performance and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by those statements. There can be no assurance that our expectations, estimates, assumptions and/or projections, including with respect to the future earnings and performance or capital structure of GGTOOR, Inc.

For Additional Information Contact:
John V Whitman Jr.,

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Source: GGTOOR, Inc

Sectors: Gaming, Blockchain, Technology, Sports, Metaverse, Games


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IN BOLD PRINT. Closes $500K Pre-Seed Funding Round

 IN BOLD PRINT., the first product sustainability scoring platform for ecommerce companies, today announced the close of a $500 thousand Pre-Seed financing round from Jimber Capital. The capital will further the development of IN BOLD PRINT.’s platform as it gains traction with early ecommerce partners and prepares for a Seed round by the end of 2022.

When customers shop on an ecommerce site that has partnered with IN BOLD PRINT., they will find a “Planet Impact Scorecard” assigned to the products they are searching for, allowing them to choose products that align with their values and have a positive impact on the world around them. “Greenwashing is becoming more obvious and harder to avoid. It’s equally difficult for customers to validate the sustainability of the products they are searching for as it is for the brands to properly communicate the message. Our goal is to make it easier on both,” says Cierra Valor, co-founder of IN BOLD PRINT. To this effect, IN BOLD PRINT.’s vision is to make living consciously so simple that it becomes an unconscious behavior.

IN BOLD PRINT. was launched in 2021 by co-founders Ashley Pradhan and Cierra Valor. Like many during the early days of the pandemic, Pradhan and Valor spent time looking inward and evaluating their place in the world. They wanted to make a broader impact, but navigating what sustainable living meant was no easy task. Given their background in data and analytics consulting, as well as their experience at successful startups like Amount and Tempus, Pradhan and Valor set out to use data to address the problem.

“We want to drive change, and we want to do it on a broader scale, so we decided to create this intersection of data, ecommerce and sustainability. By empowering brands and retailers with the data they need, and giving consumers the information they want, we can put it all out there, simply – in bold print,” adds Ashley Pradhan, fellow co-founder of IN BOLD PRINT.

At 44 percent, purpose-driven consumers now represent the largest segment of the market. This $150 billion market for consumer spending on sustainable products is growing exponentially, and brands are eager to grab a share of it.

“We chose to invest in IN BOLD PRINT. because we saw an opportunity to be the first movers in what we believe will be a huge space: sustainability solutions that drive consumer behavior,” says Jim Liakos, General Partner at Jimber Capital. “Not only is it a great idea and product, but the leadership team is both extremely passionate and capable of executing on it. This is what impact investing should look like.”


IN BOLD PRINT. is the first data-powered product sustainability scoring platform. For more information, visit www.thinkinboldprint.com.


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Casa Minerals Inc. Closes 90% Ownership of Congress Gold Mine and Initiates the Title Transfer

Casa Minerals Inc. (TSXV: CASA) (OTC Pink: CASXF) (FSE: 0CM) (the “Company” or “Casa”) is pleased to announce it has entered into an amendment to the option agreement to expedite the purchase of the Congress Gold Mine, located in west-central Arizona, USA. The Company has expedited to the optionors the final cash payment of US $45,000 and share issuance of 1,125,000 common shares, subject to a hold period of one year from the issue date. In consideration of the accelerated payments, the optionors have eliminated the expenditure obligations under the option agreement.

Casa president and CEO, Mr. Farshad Shirvani, stated, “We are excited to move forward with our Congress Gold Mine acquisition. The Company is working to finalize its Phase One exploration program on the project and news detailing expected exploration activities will be released shortly.”

The Congress Gold Mine is located three miles north of Congress in the Martinez Mining District of Yavapai County, Arizona. The property consists of 14 Patented Mineral Properties with approximately 260 acres area. Commencing in or about 1887, the Congress mine operated at intervals until 1992 and at one time supported a full-scale mining and milling operation and the small town of Congress. It has the distinction of being Arizona’s largest gold-silver mine with production of about 500,000 ounces of gold.

Qualified Person: Mr. Erik Ostensoe P.Geo., a director and chief geologist of the Company, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

Cautionary Note: All historic data referenced in this news release were obtained from available archives and have not been confirmed or verified by the Company or a Qualified Person. There is no assurance that work by Casa Minerals will result in identification of economically-viable mineral bodies comparable in size and/or grade to those that supported historic mining operations.

About Casa Minerals Inc.

The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in Canada and the USA. The Company owns a one hundred percent (100%) interest in the polymetallic Pitman and Keaper properties (BC, Canada), has an option to acquire a seventy-five percent (75%) interest in the Arsenault VMS Property (BC, Canada), and owns ninety percent (90%) interest in the Congress gold mine from 40 feet depth and beyond, subject to a 1.5% Net Smelter Royalty (Arizona, USA). This historic high-grade gold producing mine has not been explored or produced since 1992.

On Behalf of Board of Directors
Farshad Shirvani, M.Sc. Geology
President and CEO

For more information, please contact:
Casa Minerals Inc.
Farshad Shirvani, President & CEO
Phone: (604) 678-9587
Email: contact@casaminerals.com


Certain of the statements made and information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information.” In particular references to the private placement and future work programs or expectations on the quality or results of such work programs are subject to risks associated with operations on the property, exploration activity generally, equipment limitations and availability, as well as other risks that we may not be currently aware of. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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REC Limited closes US$75million SOFR linked Term Loan with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

 In a first for any NBFC in India, REC Limited has successfully raised a USD 75 million, 5-year Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) linked Syndicated Term Loan on October 7, 2021, with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Singapore Branch appointed as the sole Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner. Along with the loan, REC has also entered into interest rate swap referencing SOFR to hedge the interest rate risk on this facility, which is the first such deal by any Corporate in India.

The proceeds from this facility shall be utilized to fund infrastructure power sector projects as permitted under the ECB guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India.

Commenting on the successful closure of the USD Term Loan, Mr. Sanjay Malhotra, Chairman and Managing Director of REC, said, “With the imminent cessation of LIBOR and following the notification from the Reserve Bank of India on roadmap for LIBOR Transition, we are very happy to raise this SOFR linked Term Loan Facility, which is also the first one by any NBFC in India. The experience gained from the process will enable REC in USD LIBOR transition to SOFR for our existing term loans in a better manner.”

About REC Limited: REC Limited is a Navratna NBFC focusing on Power Sector Financing and Development across India. Established in 1969, REC Limited has completed over fifty years in the area of its operations. It provides financial assistance to state electricity boards, state governments, central/state power utilities, independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives and private sector utilities. Its business activities involve financing projects in the complete power sector value chain; different type of projects includes Generation, Transmission, Distribution Projects, and Renewable Energy projects.



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