Professional Fighters League Announces Partnership With CarParts.com Ahead of 2021 Season

first_img Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, today announced that CarParts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS), the fastest-growing and most innovative online auto parts company, is now the Official Auto Parts Retailer of the PFL. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005578/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) As part of the partnership, CarParts.com will be an integrated partner throughout the PFL season kicking off as the presenting partner of PFL 1 on April 23 via ESPN. The retailer will also be a part of a new PFL branded content series, will conduct a nationwide sweepstakes promotion for fans around the country, and will also produce a co-branded national TV commercial featuring PFL fighters via PFL Studios, the league’s fully integrated global media division. “We’re thrilled to partner with industry-leader CarParts.com to amplify PFL and its world-class fighters as we prepare to return to action in April on ESPN,” said Peter Murray, CEO of Professional Fighters League. “It’s important to us that we work with partners who share similar goals and values. The fact that we’ve both experienced exponential growth over the last year says so much. We’re excited to tap into new audiences with CarParts.com and continue growing our fanbase.” “CarParts.com customers and PFL fans have a lot in common, making this a natural next step in our continued growth,” said Houman Akhavan, Chief Marketing Officer of CarParts.com. “But the intersecting fanbase is only part of what makes this a valuable partnership. We look forward to leveraging our shared commitments to continuous innovation and customer loyalty to bring this partnership to life. Not only for the benefit of both organizations, but also PFL fighters and their fans.” Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA company in the world with distribution on ESPN in the U.S. and to more than 160 countries via premium sports networks and platforms and has experienced tremendous YoY growth across digital channels – 68% follower increase on Instagram, 30% total audience growth across digital, and a 200% social engagement spike. PFL’s growing portfolio of leading brand partners includes Presidente, Flagship Solutions/IBM, Rich Energy, Marines, Geico, Socios.com, and Acronis. CarParts.com experienced explosive growth in the past year as it began to revolutionize the way drivers shop for car parts. Recently named 2020’s Fastest-Growing Auto Parts Site in the Automotive Aftermarket by website analytics firm SimilarWeb, and the top auto parts company for YoY Net Sales Growth in Q3 2020 by Auto Care Week, CarParts.com’s two-year turnaround journey has come to fruition. These distinctions demonstrate the success of CarParts.com’s commitment to positive customer experiences that inspire the kind of loyalty that athletes, sports teams, and athletic organizations experience. About Professional Fighters League The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship for a million-dollar prize. PFL’s differentiated format and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league. PFL events are broadcast live in primetime on ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the United States and distributed to 160 additional countries around the world on premium sports networks. For more info visit www.PFLmma.com and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague), and Facebook (/PFLmma). About CarParts.com With over 25 years of experience, and 50 million parts delivered, we’ve streamlined our website and sourcing network to better serve the way drivers get the parts they need. Utilizing the latest technologies and design principles, we’ve created an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly shopping experience that, alongside our own nationwide distribution network, cuts out the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs and provides quality parts at a budget-friendly price. CarParts.com(NASDAQ: PRTS) is headquartered in Torrance, California. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005578/en/ CONTACT: Sasha Trosman [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL SPORTS SPORTS AFTERMARKET ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING SOURCE: CarParts.com, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Watch Colin Lake’s Remarkable Performance At The Mt. Cavalry Church In New Orleans [Premiere]

first_imgSeven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. The meeting sparked a cosmic chain reaction that would change his life forever. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart from almost anyone in that genre. Lake’s latest album, One Thing That’s For Sure, captures the songwriter’s unique musical vision, delivering penetrating lyrics with soul and gritty sincerity. On the album’s eleven original songs, Lake sings of love and longing, truth and transcendence, hope and struggle. These are love songs, but not just in the romantic sense — these are songs that celebrate love’s well earned triumph over fear and tread the territory where light and shadows meet.To share the music from his new release, Lake was able to rent out the Mt. Cavalry Lutheran Church in Mid-City of New Orleans, LA, where he and his crew set up shop and recorded performances of a number of songs from Lake’s catalog. Watch “One Thing That’s For Sure” from this beautiful session, streaming below:We asked Colin Lake to tell us more about the inspiration for the Mt. Cavalry Sessions. “I’ve been kicking this idea around for a while now; to set up in a space that looks and sounds great and capture performances of a handful of songs on really good looking video.  These sessions were born from the convergence of that simple idea and some very fortunate timing.  When I got wind that friends of mine had purchased an old church in Mid-City, I asked if we could invade for a day. They graciously obliged, and within a few days I was able to enlist the help of my entire band and a few friends, as well as a talented sound engineer and film crew.In one very long day, we ran the gamut from full-band house rockers to intimate, stripped-down performances.  And as day turned to night, the scene inside the church changed dramatically and seemed to offer up the perfect vibe for each successive tune.  We did songs from my last two records, as well as a classic number and even a couple of new tunes that will most likely appear on my next album.  I’m grateful for the help of the incredible team that made this series possible, and humbled by the musicians that work so hard to make these songs come alive on stage, in the studio and for these videos. I hope you enjoy Mt. Calvary Sessions.”  We certainly do! The series is presented by NOLA Brewing, and Colin Lake will be appearing at the upcoming NOLA Crawfish Fest featuring performances from George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and more, scheduled in the days between Jazz Fest weekends from April 25-27. More information can be found here.We’d like to thank the following people for making this happen:One Thing That’s For Sure:Colin Lake – guitar, lead vocalsBill Richards – bass guitar, backing vocalsMarc Adams – organErik Golson – drumsBrad Walker – saxophoneMark Levron – trumpetMyles Weeks – tambourine, backing vocalsAudio engineered and mixed by Michael Seaman of Listen Up! StudiosRecorded at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, New Orleans, LA on January 8th, 2016.Mt. Calvary Sessions logo by Scott W. WilliamsVideo produced by ABIS ProductionsDirected by: Sam Radutzky Camera Operators: Sam Radutzky and Zac Manuel Edited by Sam Radutzky Color Correction: Sam Radutzky and Nicole Cobblast_img read more

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The power of a promise kept

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There are those who make promises and then don’t follow through. And then there are those who make—and keep—promises.The world needs more of the latter, says a nationally respected thought leader who uses a business card-sized piece of paper to record promises and hold people accountable.“It’s universally true that commitment is needed everywhere in life,” says Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would. “We all understand the importance of a promise and it’s something that is needed to make the world a better place.”Sheen will highlight the power of keeping promises during his keynote address at the America’s Credit Union Conference June 26-29 in Seattle. continue reading »last_img read more

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Tim Sherwood explains why Man Utd will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Solskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flagTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:37FullscreenSolskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flaghttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-says-man-utd-players-affected-linesmans-flag-2016988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Sherwood expects defending champions Manchester City and current Premier League leaders Liverpool to draw away from their rivals again this term.He added: ‘Frank [Lampard] is rebuilding at Chelsea. It’s a real shame but it’s a transition period for all three clubs [Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.‘I would say, Tottenham included, come out from Man City and Liverpool and they’ve all gone the wrong way.‘No one is getting closer; it’s difficult getting closer but I think they’ve all deteriorated somewhat. It’s definitely looking like a two-horse race now.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link461Shares Advertisementcenter_img Tim Sherwood explains why Man Utd will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United will finish above Arsenal this year (Picture: Getty)Tim Sherwood has explained why he believes Manchester United will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League this season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have endured a poor start to the 2019-20 campaign and find themselves tenth after seven fixtures with just nine points.Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday evening in a game which highlighted both teams’ struggles.Arsenal are currently fourth in the top-flight on 12 points but former Tottenham boss Sherwood expects Manchester United to finish above the Gunners this term.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked which club is more likely to finish in the top four, Sherwood told talkSPORT: ‘To answer your question: I would probably say, at the death, United when they get some bodies fit.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m not being biased [against Arsenal]; it’s 50/50 if I’m being honest. I wouldn’t want to put any of my pounds on it and I wouldn’t want to put your money on it.‘But I just think it might be Manchester United with the pace they have and their counter attack, and I think it might be a bit more solid with their defence.‘I think they might just edge it with what they’ve got on the counter and what they’ve got defensively. And the goalkeeper is top-drawer.’ Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.last_img read more

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