Expensive Watch – Michael Kors Outlet 2013 http://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 14:12:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-140x136.png Expensive Watch – Michael Kors Outlet 2013 http://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/ 32 32 Can ketamine therapy help with depression? Yes, but it’s expensive. https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/can-ketamine-therapy-help-with-depression-yes-but-its-expensive/ Thu, 19 May 2022 14:03:58 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/can-ketamine-therapy-help-with-depression-yes-but-its-expensive/ “Ketamine by itself is actually quite inexpensive,” says Levy. “What’s so expensive is the fact that you have a lot of professional time to go along with the experience. You’re screened by a psychiatrist, you have a therapy team, and someone to monitor you for the duration of the experience. experience. So these are people […]]]>

“Ketamine by itself is actually quite inexpensive,” says Levy. “What’s so expensive is the fact that you have a lot of professional time to go along with the experience. You’re screened by a psychiatrist, you have a therapy team, and someone to monitor you for the duration of the experience. experience. So these are people whose time is…unfortunately quite expensive.” The services are also not covered by insurance, as the use of ketamine for depression is considered off-label by the FDA.

Before going to Field Trip, I put antennas on my Instagram story: who had paid for the ketamine and found the experience “worth it? OK, so this wasn’t exactly a peer-reviewed study, but I thought some of their answers might speak to the frustrating reality of mental health in America today.

“I’m very interested in a ketamine-guided thing, but it’s so expensive that I admire it from afar on Instagram,” a friend told me. “And just do ‘mushrooms’ with my friends.”

“My girlfriend was curious how much it would cost and contacted one of these Instagram ads, $800 per session or something,” added another. “The only people who can afford it are the children whose [depression] is financed by a trust fund.”

After generations of depression relegated to the shadows of society, a dirty word not to be uttered in public, we live in a golden age of “it’s OK not to be OK!!!” Messaging. But how come you need tons of available wealth – or, in my case, a job with tons of benefits – to get quality help? Ultimately, the million dollar question “why is ketamine so expensive” can apply to most other exorbitant medical costs in this country.

What does a ketamine session look like?

Was I on this rostrum as I embarked on my ketamine journey? I must admit that I was not. I felt peaceful as Jenna began with a meditation, reminding myself that if things ever got too overwhelming, I could always catch my breath. “Blessings on your journey, Alaina,” she cooed as a chorus of female voices singing in unison rose from the playlist echoing through my headphones.

I first felt a melting sensation in my back – soon my limbs too felt like puddles and I lost all sense of having a physical body. Very slowly, I had no idea who I was or what I was doing. This, of course, was fucking terrifying, but I found ways to calm myself – taking deep breaths, following the music, remembering that I had a mouth that I could turn into a smile. I gave up worrying about it.

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May 17 primary races to watch https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/may-17-primary-races-to-watch/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/may-17-primary-races-to-watch/ High-profile senatorial races in the swing states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina captured national attention, with 50-50 chamber control on the line in November. There are also a number of US House races that could determine whether the Democrats continue to hold their five-seat majority. The nominees in several of those key contests, as well […]]]>
High-profile senatorial races in the swing states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina captured national attention, with 50-50 chamber control on the line in November. There are also a number of US House races that could determine whether the Democrats continue to hold their five-seat majority. The nominees in several of those key contests, as well as competitive primaries in seats considered safe for a party, will be decided on Tuesday.
House elections this year are being held along new congressional lines that were redrawn in the redistricting after the 2020 census. North Carolina and Oregon each got a seat in the redistribution – the state of Tar Heel drops from 13 seats to 14, while Oregon drops from five to six. Pennsylvania is down to just 17 seats, after losing one. There was no change in the number of seats in Idaho (two) and Kentucky (six).

State courts drew the maps for Congress in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Idaho’s lines were approved by a bipartisan redistricting commission. The Oregon and Kentucky maps were partisan affairs, with Democrats drawing the former and Republicans the latter.

1st District of North Carolina

Longtime Democratic Rep. GK Butterfield is retiring, leaving open an eastern North Carolina district that has become slightly more Republican under the new map. Current President Joe Biden would have won the seat by 7 points. Candidates vying for the Democratic nomination include former state senator Erica Smith, a progressive who previously ran for the U.S. Senate before switching races, and state senator Don Davis, who has the endorsement of Butterfield and benefited from spending by United Democracy, aligned with AIPAC. Project. Republican candidates include Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson and Sandy Smith, whom Butterfield defeated in 2020.

North Carolina 4th District

Millions of dollars have been spent in the race to succeed retired Democratic Representative David Price in a deep blue seat that Biden would have carried by 35 points. Democratic candidates include State Senator Valerie Foushee, who has benefited from spending by Protect Our Future, the super PAC funded by cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, and the United Democracy Project; Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam, who in 2020 became the first Muslim woman to be elected in North Carolina; and Clay Aiken, the former American Idol star.

North Carolina 11th District

Freshman Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn faces six main challengers in this western North Carolina district, including State Senator Chuck Edwards, who has the endorsement of the state’s junior U.S. Senator, Thom Tillis. Although Cawthorn has the support of former President Donald Trump, he has sparked an uproar within the GOP for a series of recent controversies. Other Republicans seeking to oust him include GOP activist Michele Woodhouse and businessmen Bruce O’Connell and Matthew Burril. Trump would have raised the seat by 10 points in 2020.

North Carolina 13th District

This race for this open and redesigned neighborhood, which includes suburban Raleigh, is considered a draw by Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales. Trump-backed Bo Hines, a former college football wide receiver, and former U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers lead the pack of Republican contenders. On the Democratic side, former state senator Sam Searcy and current state senator Wiley Nickel are among those seeking to endorse the party. Biden would have won the seat by 2 points.

North Carolina 14th District

State Senator Jeff Jackson, who was previously a candidate for the United States Senate, is the favorite for the Democratic nomination from this new Charlotte-area district. Retired Army Green Beret Pat Harrigan, owner of a gun manufacturing company, is the leading GOP candidate. The Republican National Congressional Committee is targeting that district, which Biden would have carried by 16 points.

Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district

Democratic Representative Dwight Evans, who was first elected in 2016 after serving for decades in the state legislature, faces the main challenge from Alexandra Hunt, a 29-year-old public health researcher. Hunt has drawn media attention for shining a light on her personal story – she told CNN she had an abortion when she was 18 and previously worked as a stripper. She has raised $630,000 through April 27, compared to $795,000 for Evans. No Republican has filed for that deep blue Philadelphia-area seat.

Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district

Democratic Rep. Susan Wild is running for a third term in a Lehigh Valley district that gained Republican territory in redistricting. Republican Lisa Scheller, businesswoman and former chair of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, is back for a rematch after losing to Wild by 4 points in 2020. Small business owner Kevin Dellicker, is also seeking a GOP nomination, but Scheller has vastly surpassed him in fundraising. While Biden carried the district under the current lines by 5 points, the redesigned seat would have supported him by less than a point.

Pennsylvania 8th District

Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright is seeking a sixth term in his northeast Pennsylvania district that voted twice for Trump. He could face a November rematch with Jim Bognet, who worked for the Export-Import Bank under Trump and has the former president’s endorsement. But Bognet will first have to pass former Hazleton Mayor Mike Marsicano, a former Democrat, in the GOP primary. The redesigned district picked up a few Democratic-leaning areas, but Trump still would have won by 3 points in 2020. Inside Elections considers the general election a draw.

Pennsylvania 12th District

The retirement of Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle has opened up this Pittsburgh-area district, where the Democratic primary has turned into a costly ideological showdown between the party establishment and progressive wings. Attorney Steve Irwin, the head of fundraising, has Doyle’s endorsement. Progressive state Rep. Summer Lee has the backing of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as climate activist group Sunrise Movement. The seat became more Republican in the redistricting, but Biden would still have won by 20 points.

Pennsylvania 17th District

This western Pennsylvania seat is also open with Democratic incumbent Conor Lamb running for the U.S. Senate. Navy veteran Chris Deluzio and LGBTQ Victory Fund adviser Sean Meloy are seeking the Democratic nomination. Businessman Jeremy Shaffer faces two other GOP primary candidates. Biden would have won the redesigned seat by 6 points.

Oregon’s 4th District

Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio is retiring after 18 terms, leaving behind a coastal seat that has become more Democratic after the redistricting. Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle is the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination. Republican 2020 candidate Alek Skarlatos, the Afghanistan war veteran who helped stop an armed terrorist on a train in France in 2015 and starred in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about the incident, is running again. He lost to DeFazio by 5 points in 2020, but under the redrawn lines Biden would have won the seat by 13 points.

Oregon’s 5th District

Seven-term Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader faces a primary challenge from his left from attorney Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Schrader angered progressives last year, voting against a measure to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, against the initial passage of the US bailout and for Build Back Better only after working to unlink it bipartisan infrastructure bill. He has Biden’s endorsement in the race for the redesigned neighborhood, which stretches from suburban Portland to Bend. McLeod-Skinner has the support of some local party leaders, as well as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and liberal groups such as the Working Families Party and Indivisible. Republicans are targeting the seat. GOP candidates include former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer, who has the leadership PAC endorsement of House Republican Conference Speaker Elise Stefanik, and businessman Jimmy Crumpacker . Biden would have won the redesigned district by 9 points.

Oregon’s 6th District

The race for this new district, which includes Salem, made headlines recently when House Majority PAC, the super PAC linked to Democratic House leadership, backed attorney Carrick Flynn. Other Democrats in the race, including State Rep. Andrea Salinas, have publicly questioned why the group decided to weigh in ahead of the primary for the Democratic-leaning seat. (Biden would have won by 13 points.) Other Democrats in the running include self-funder Cody Reynolds, who loaned his campaign $2.2 million, and Matt West, a progressive scientist who has published Campaign NFTs. The seat is an NRCC target. Republican candidates include businessman Mike Erickson, who has previously run for Congress, and Nate Sandvig, a renewable energy executive and military veteran.

Kentucky’s 3rd District

Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth’s decision to retire at the end of the term opened up that Louisville-area seat. The Democratic primary includes state Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, who has Yarmuth’s backing, and more progressive state Rep. Attica Scott. Either the Democrat would be the heavy favorite in November in a seat that Biden would have carried by 22 points.

Idaho’s 2nd District

Twelve-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson is challenged from the right by GOP activist Bryan Smith, who ran against him in 2014 and lost by 23 points. Simpson has raised $1.2 million through April 27, compared to Smith’s $661,000 (including a $300,000 personal loan). The winner should have no trouble in November in a seat that Trump would have won by 23 points in 2020.

CNN Greg Krieg and Renée Rigdon contributed to this report.

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A game changer for New Zealand’s energy needs? https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/a-game-changer-for-new-zealands-energy-needs/ Sun, 15 May 2022 17:08:42 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/a-game-changer-for-new-zealands-energy-needs/ First published 16 MAY 2022 Updated 9 hours ago Energy WATCH: Could the NZ Battery Project save us from dry winters and burning fossil fuels? The Changing South team talks to the man who came up with the idea. In 2002, Earl Bardsley, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, came up with the […]]]>

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WATCH: Could the NZ Battery Project save us from dry winters and burning fossil fuels? The Changing South team talks to the man who came up with the idea.

In 2002, Earl Bardsley, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Waikato, came up with the idea of ​​using Lake Onslow in central Otago to meet the country’s electricity needs during dry years.

Twenty years later, his plan is about to be a reality.

New Zealand has struggled with ‘the dry year problem’. Although blessed with an abundance of hydrogen-generating lakes and rivers, the country faces problems when lake levels are low. At such times, electricity must be generated by expensive and polluting fossil fuels, which the government has pledged to phase out by 2030.

“I was always looking for possibilities by which we could obtain alternative means of storage away from our picturesque natural lakes. That’s why I started thinking about the Lake Onslow basin,” says Bardsley.

By the end of the year, the government will have decided whether or not to go ahead with the $4 billion project that could turn Bardsley’s vision into reality. The decision to proceed will largely be based on the findings of a feasibility study known as the NZ Battery Project, the results of which will be announced in June 2022.

“That’s like saying we’re using Lake Onslow as a battery,” says Bardsley.

“When prices are low and there is plenty of water, we pump water into the lake. When there is a dry year, we will have all this potential energy available that we can redirect to the Clutha River.

“By running it, we can generate 1,000 megawatts, which means we can get rid of fossil fuels as a power source in dry years.”

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods is unequivocal about the significance of the project and what it could mean for the government’s commitment to New Zealand’s energy being 100 % renewable by 2030.

“Look, this is going to be a game changer. Not only will this allow us to decarbonize and access this 100% renewable electricity system, but, more broadly, through our energy system.

As Bardsley further explains, “An example could be the dairy industry and the production of powdered milk, which consumes a lot of energy.

“If we use this energy from electricity rather than, say, coal, then it’s better for the whole country.”

The scale of the project is illustrated by Bardsley’s assertion that: “The highest point of water storage volume and the height of the River Clutha means that you could have potential energy up there equal to all the lakes New Zealand hydropower combined.”

Bardsley and Woods acknowledge that the wetlands adjacent to Onslow Lake would be a casualty of the project, with Woods noting that any cultural significance will need to be considered and addressed.

Bardsley’s belief in the project is clear: “It would be nice to see this all go ahead. This will change the New Zealand energy scene for the next 50 years.

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Skyrocketing NFL regular season ticket prices; Dallas Cowboys make top 5 most expensive tickets three times https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/skyrocketing-nfl-regular-season-ticket-prices-dallas-cowboys-make-top-5-most-expensive-tickets-three-times/ Sat, 14 May 2022 09:30:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/skyrocketing-nfl-regular-season-ticket-prices-dallas-cowboys-make-top-5-most-expensive-tickets-three-times/ With the release of the 2022 NFL Schedule, fans have some of the most important things to do; Schedule matches to watch live. Fans have missed many in-person games over the past two years. This year, everyone would love to watch live action. However, ticket prices are low, which might change some people’s plans. Sportswriter […]]]>

With the release of the 2022 NFL Schedule, fans have some of the most important things to do; Schedule matches to watch live. Fans have missed many in-person games over the past two years. This year, everyone would love to watch live action. However, ticket prices are low, which might change some people’s plans.

Sportswriter Darren Rovell showed us TickPick’s most popular games on Twitter. If you are a fan of the USA team and planning to go, the amount will surely leave a star-sized hole in your pocket.

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The Packers’ game against the Cowboys in Green Bay on November 13 is the most notable purchase on the TickPick platform, with an average cost of $690, preceded by the Cowboys’ first game against the Buccaneers in Dallas, with a price of average sale of $509.

Although inflation has hit a 40-year high, people are more willing to spend big bucks on live entertainment and sporting events. We saw it well during the Super Bowl LVI game. For this season, the Buffalo Bills will face the Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 8, kicking off the NFL’s 18-week schedule.

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The NFL exuberance lasts until the final buzzer of the Super Bowl game. American fans seem to be very active in attending NFL games. Even though some of the league matches listed above have exorbitant prices, others are more reasonably priced. Ticket sales for the upcoming League season are being traded at a reduced standard value on secondary market server SeatGeek compared to the previous year, according to CNBC.

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The costs have certainly increased over the years. Initially, the secondary market was huge for these notes. But recently the systems have become more transparent and streamlined.

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Gameday preview: How to watch Shohei Ohtani, Shane McClanahan Duel Wednesday https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/gameday-preview-how-to-watch-shohei-ohtani-shane-mcclanahan-duel-wednesday/ Wed, 11 May 2022 23:07:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/gameday-preview-how-to-watch-shohei-ohtani-shane-mcclanahan-duel-wednesday/ ANAHEIM, Calif. — It’s hard to beat a no-hitter, but ace pitchers Shane McClanahan and Shohei Ohtani will try to do it Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels wrap up their streak at Angel Stadium. The two stars have both been very good so far this season, with ERAs around […]]]>

ANAHEIM, Calif. — It’s hard to beat a no-hitter, but ace pitchers Shane McClanahan and Shohei Ohtani will try to do it Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels wrap up their streak at Angel Stadium.

The two stars have both been very good so far this season, with ERAs around 3.00. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET — which is 4:10 p.m. on the West Coast, and the shadows will add to the problems for hitters on both sides.

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Andy Warhol’s iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe sold for a record $195 million https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/andy-warhols-iconic-portrait-of-marilyn-monroe-sold-for-a-record-195-million/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:29:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/andy-warhols-iconic-portrait-of-marilyn-monroe-sold-for-a-record-195-million/ An iconic screen-printed portrait by Andy Warhol of movie star Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million at Christie’s on Monday, setting a new record for all American artwork at auction. The sale kicked off the major spring auctions in New York and underscored the global strength of the high-end art market at a time of […]]]>

An iconic screen-printed portrait by Andy Warhol of movie star Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million at Christie’s on Monday, setting a new record for all American artwork at auction.

The sale kicked off the major spring auctions in New York and underscored the global strength of the high-end art market at a time of volatility in broader financial markets. Collectors often view fine art as an investment hedge because artistic values ​​do not necessarily move in tandem with securities.

Warhol’s 1964 3-foot square serigraph titled ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ depicts a promotional photo from the actress’ 1953 film, ‘Niagara.’ The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a candy pink face, ruby ​​lips and blue eyeshadow on a sage blue background.

At least four bidders competed for the job, with dealer Larry Gagosian winning after a roughly four-minute bidding battle in the auction room at Christie’s Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Before the latest sale, Christie’s had high expectations for the work, giving it an estimate of $200 million.

In terms of best-selling paintings, the Warhol now ranks among the most expensive works of art ever sold. The sale surpassed the $110.5 million paid in 2017 for a skull painting of Warhol’s protege Jean-Michel Basquiat. The sale also eclipsed Warhol’s previous record of $105.4 million set in 2013 for his wall-sized metal diptych depicting a man slumped in his wrecked automobile, “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster).”

The title holder remains Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”, worth $450 million, which Christie’s sold to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in 2017.

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Knicks, Lakers among worst NBA fan pocket deals in 2021-22; where does your team rank in value? https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/knicks-lakers-among-worst-nba-fan-pocket-deals-in-2021-22-where-does-your-team-rank-in-value/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:44:42 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/knicks-lakers-among-worst-nba-fan-pocket-deals-in-2021-22-where-does-your-team-rank-in-value/ The two biggest teams in the NBA market this season were the worst pocket deals for fans who wanted to see a team compete for the playoffs and a title. In the latest Fan Cost Index (FCI) which measures costs such as tickets and concessions for a family of four to attend a regular season […]]]>

The two biggest teams in the NBA market this season were the worst pocket deals for fans who wanted to see a team compete for the playoffs and a title.

In the latest Fan Cost Index (FCI) which measures costs such as tickets and concessions for a family of four to attend a regular season game (details below), the New York Knicks retained their perch as the league’s most expensive team for the 12th straight season.

How much did it cost four to watch a game at Madison Square Garden and see the Knicks finish 37-45? A whopping $936.72 thanks to an average average non-premium ticket cost of $186.23. It’s a premium price on the Midtown Manhattan market, bing bong! Still, they averaged 18,621 fans per game this season, eighth-best in the NBA according to ESPN’s attendance tracker.

The Los Angeles Lakers ranked as the third most expensive FCI at $711.46. Just seasons away from their final NBA title, the Lakers may have been the worst deal for fans in 2021-22 after finishing 33-49 and failing to win a Play-In tournament bid after an injury-plagued season. and malfunction. And it was a season in which LeBron James averaged a career-high 30.3 points per game at age 37.

It can certainly be argued that seeing James play is worth the price of admission (and the beer, parking, etc.), but if the wait is winning and a run for another title, this season has been a disappointment. At the new Crypto.com Arena, the Lakers averaged 18,649 fans per game this season, one spot ahead of the Knicks.

Between the Knicks and Lakers are the Golden State Warriors at $740.08. It’s not cheap, but the Bay Area is another expensive market and the team, which finished 53-29, are in the Western Conference semifinals chasing their sixth-place finish in the finals over the past few years. last eight seasons.

The cheapest FCI this season was $237.55 for the Charlotte Hornets. They have been at the bottom for 10 straight seasons. While just over .500 this season, Charlotte fans at least got to see LaMelo Ball help the club in the Play-In tournament.

Cheapest ticket? Again, the Hornets owned by Michael Jordan at $32.82. There’s a $700 FCI difference between the Knicks and Hornets, and a $153 gap in the average ticket price. Still, Charlotte’s average of 15,541 attendances per game ranked 24th among the league’s 30 teams.

The NBA FCI average this season was $444.12. That’s just 0.9% more than last season, or just over $5, according to Team Marketing Report data released Thursday.

Here is the full 2021-22 NBA Fan Cost Index:

The Knicks have made the playoffs once — a first-round exit at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks in 2020-21 — since 2013, which was the last season they finished first in the Atlantic Division. They’ve only had six playoff seasons in the 21st Century and four seasons above .500.

New York, a playoff staple in the 80s and 90s, hasn’t made the NBA Finals since losing to the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. The Knicks haven’t won a title since seven future Hall of Famers did so in 1973.

The only other teams to ever sit at the top of the CFI’s cost during the 31-year draft are the Celtics and Lakers. The Knicks have been the most expensive for fans 21 times.

“Looking at the Knicks, they’ve been the first or second most expensive team every year out of 31 FCIs. Through good or bad in the field,” said Team Marketing Report editor Chris Hartweg. “Part of that is the cost of living in New York, but not the gap of nearly $200 FCI more than San Francisco for Steph and the Warriors or $225 more than LeBron and the Lakers in LA.

“A lot of it is the mystique of MSG, perhaps, because the Rangers have also been the first or second most expensive American team in the NHL for the past 13 years. And we don’t see that from the Nets or the Islanders in FCI costs. These Gotham counterparts have been much more middle of the road.

Based on the overall win-loss record and the FCI, other highly profitable NBA teams this season included the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, and Miami Heat. The Suns, in particular, were great value with a league-best 32-9 home record.

Pocketbook busts included the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets, the latter having the NBA’s worst home record of 11-30 while costing a family an average of $565 for games.

Then you have an outlier in the Brooklyn Nets, who finished 44-38 but were under .500 at home (20-21). They placed 13th with an FCI of $443.

Non-premium NBA ticket prices increased only slightly (0.3%) from last season to a weighted average of $77.75. Eighteen teams have kept ticket prices flat this season, a record in 31 years. Team Marketing Report brought down NBA costs. Two teams reduced the average cost of their tickets.

The number of teams keeping costs flat or cutting them was the highest since 23 did so in 2009-10 and 25 in 2010-11, which Team Marketing Report said was the last major national recession.

Indiana Pacers post 13% year-over-year FCI drop, fueled by average ticket price drop of 20.5%, but stems from Gainbridge Fieldhouse’s multi-year renovation project affecting seating , according to Team Marketing Report.

Ten teams raised ticket prices last season, led by a 6.1 increase by the Warriors – they averaged 18,064 per game this season, a 100% sell-out rate fueled in part by the long-awaited return of Klay Thompson in January. That’s just over an $8 increase from Golden State tickets to an average of $139.49.

Fan costs for major US sports leagues are calculated annually by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based business intelligence firm that since 1991 has analyzed and published the numbers after conducting team surveys. Cost metrics are based on the average cost of four non-premium tickets, two beers, two sodas, four hot dogs, two souvenir hats (as an indicator of merchandise purchases), and parking.

Premium seats are not included in the basic FCI classification. Nor are secondary market ticket sales, which are a litmus test of a team’s popularity as the season progresses.

The NBA’s Fan Cost Index has increased nearly 44% over the past 10 seasons.

NBA FCI by season

Season CFI average

2021-22

$444.12

2020-21

$439.91

2019-20

$430.25

2018-19

$421.25

2017-18

$408.21

2016-17

$389.10

2015-16

$365.40

2014-15

$343.48

2013-14

$326.42

2012-13

$309.13

It should be noted that the generally modest year-over-year increases in fan prices this season have not only come amid ongoing inflation concerns, but as the NBA recovers from two seasons plagued by a pandemic. This past regular season was the first to have a full 82-game schedule and full arena capabilities, since 2018-19.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban is not a fan of the Fan Cost Index.

“Winning and losing are not really relevant. This sells the last 10-20% of the tickets. At most,” he said by email Thursday. “Your 10 year old wants to go to the game and have fun. A couple wants to hang out. A group of co-workers want to have fun at the game. They want the home team to win. But you can also have fun watching from bad teams.

Cuban said the Mavs had 4,000 tickets under $29 for each regular season game, with prices starting at $18.

“It’s cheaper than going to the movies these days,” he says. “The real clue is relative to the other entertainment options on the market.”

These are all valid points but in the end the general expectation wins out even if people attend games for other reasons such as company group outings or just to see a great player in a mediocre team .

How does the NBA compare to other major leagues? This graph includes the most recent fan cost indices.

Fan cost index by league

League Average ICF

NFL

$568.18 (November 2021)

NHL

$462.58 (March 2022)

NBA

$444.12 (May 2022)

MLB

$253.64 (September 2021)

MLS

$250.40 (May 2019)

Hartweg said the NBA and NHL are good to compare because their seasons are concurrent, both 82 games long and often in the same arenas. Their FCI averages almost mirrored from 2016-21, but the NHL got a bit more expensive this season.

“We are again seeing NHL teams becoming more aggressive than their NBA counterparts when it comes to ticket prices, similar to the early to mid-2010s when NHL tickets exceeded NBA offers,” said he wrote.

Team Market Report plans to release FCI data for MLB, MLS and some smaller leagues soon. Its NHL FCI roster was released in March and the NFL was released in November.

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Fed meeting live updates and news: what to expect today https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/fed-meeting-live-updates-and-news-what-to-expect-today/ Wed, 04 May 2022 14:02:21 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/fed-meeting-live-updates-and-news-what-to-expect-today/ A housing estate in Sacramento. Home loan applications have fallen to their lowest level since 2018.Credit…Andri Tambunan for The New York Times Mortgage rates have climbed almost two percentage points since the start of the year – the fastest pace in nearly four decades – making it even more expensive for potential buyers in an […]]]>
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Mortgage rates have climbed almost two percentage points since the start of the year – the fastest pace in nearly four decades – making it even more expensive for potential buyers in an already overheated market.

Whether these rates continue to rise will largely depend on the effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s attempts to bring inflation under control quickly.

The Fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday as the inflation rate, driven largely by soaring energy and food prices, continues to rise. Since the benchmark rate, known as the federal funds rate, directly and indirectly affects the cost of many loans, the increase is intended to increase borrowing costs, slow demand and dampen price increases. price.

Mortgage rates do not move in parallel with the federal funds rate. They tend to follow the yield of 10-year Treasury bills, which is influenced by various factors, including inflation expectations.

“Inflation is the center of the wheel,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. The risk is that rates will continue to rise “unless and until we get lasting evidence that inflation has peaked and is starting to come down,” he added.

Although still low by historical standards, the rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.10% for the week ending April 28, according to Freddie Mac. That’s their highest point in 12 years and up from 2.98% a year ago. The average was 3.11% at the end of 2021.

Higher mortgage rates, combined with soaring home prices – the median existing home was about 15% more expensive in March compared to a year earlier – have eroded what potential buyers can afford.

It also dampened demand: Applications fell to their lowest level since 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

“Potential home buyers have retreated this spring as they continue to face limited options of homes for sale as well as higher costs due to rising mortgage rates and prices,” the agency said. last week Joel Kan, associate vice president of the group’s economic and industrial forecasts.

With a 10% down payment on the median home, the typical monthly mortgage payment is now $1,834, up 49% from $1,235 a year ago, taking into account both price and higher rates. And that doesn’t include other non-negotiable items, like property taxes, homeowners insurance, and mortgage insurance, which are often required on down payments of less than 20%.

These costs add up over time. In a recent study, Jacob Channel, principal economist analyst at LendingTree, using data from its online marketplace, found that the year-to-date rate hike could cost homebuyers an additional $93,000, in average, over the life of a 30-year Mortgage.

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Wearable tech is expensive, here’s why it’s dangerous for the poor / Digital Information World https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/wearable-tech-is-expensive-heres-why-its-dangerous-for-the-poor-digital-information-world/ Mon, 02 May 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://michaelkorsoutlet--2013.com/wearable-tech-is-expensive-heres-why-its-dangerous-for-the-poor-digital-information-world/ Smartphones became a crucial item to keep close at hand more than a decade ago, and their necessary nature is now indisputable. Other forms of technology that have been released somewhat more recently are also seeing a similar level of desirability, and wearable technology in particular is starting to be seen as a necessity due […]]]>

Smartphones became a crucial item to keep close at hand more than a decade ago, and their necessary nature is now indisputable. Other forms of technology that have been released somewhat more recently are also seeing a similar level of desirability, and wearable technology in particular is starting to be seen as a necessity due to the fact that it’s the kind of thing that could potentially end up helping you keep track of your health.

Smartwatches such as those offered by Apple and Xiaomi can be extremely helpful in tracking your pulse, fitness, and oxygen consumption. It also helps to improve medical research and has also saved the lives of a few people, all of which has been considered and considered. Despite this being the case, the expensive nature of these watches empowers underrepresented and disadvantaged people, which has the potential to lead to new health inequalities that can already be seen in many areas. of the society. .

The National Institute of Health recently conducted a study involving a survey of approximately 1,000 people. With all of that said and now out of the way, it’s important to note that this study revealed just how much inequality there is in wearable technology. People who cannot afford it are left behind in medical research because it is more difficult to collect data on the symptoms they experience, the lifestyles they participate in, and their medical history.

While the free market means that companies cannot be forced to sell cheaper products, and in fact this could reduce the quality of the products in question, disadvantaged minorities must have access to at least rudimentary versions of these pieces of technology. Technology is quickly becoming a universal requirement, and it may not be long before people start saying they have a right to own smartwatches so they can get accurate, high-quality healthcare. .

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