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Charity auctions golf club access to help front-line workers

Shruti Verma

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Eric Sedransk

“What can I do to help?’’

How many of us have asked that question of ourselves across the past three months?

It’s a question that undoubtedly has confronted those who’ve been fortunate enough not to have become a part of the frightening statistics associated with the COVID-19 pandemic — whether it’s the millions who’ve contracted it or the tens of millions who’ve lost their jobs as a result of it.

Since mid-March, we’ve watched the nurses and doctors, police, paramedics and firefighters, delivery personnel and grocery store workers carry on with their jobs and wondered what we’d do without their bravery on the front lines.

Last month, I was introduced to Eric Sedransk, a 35-year-old Jersey City resident and avid golfer, and I was humbled by his clever initiative and the simplicity in which he found a way to help with the sport we both have a passion for.

Sedransk created his “Member4aday Auction,’’ using golf as a vehicle to raise important money for the front-line hospital workers in New York City.

He reached out to some of the most prestigious golf courses in the country and asked if they’d be willing to donate a round of golf for a foursome so he could auction it off to benefit COVID-19 relief.

Sedransk raised $101,186 in the week-long auction, which produced 202 percent more than his stated goal.

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“I set the goal at $50,000 and, to be honest, I didn’t think I had a chance of getting anywhere near that, but I figured aim high,’’ he said. “I thought I was going to raise maybe $20,000.’’

Every penny of that $101,186 went to Sedransk’s charity of choice, Project Frontline — which was founded by TNT reporter Allie LaForce and her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith, to whom Sedransk was introduced by one of the donors to his auction, the Dormie Network. Project Frontline was created by LaForce and Smith to buy meals from restaurants and deliver them to front-line hospital workers.

LaForce estimated the money Sedransk raised will provide between 10,000 and 12,500 meals to hospital workers in the city.

The genesis of Sedransk’s project is what strikes home the most in that he answered that question nagging many of us: “What can I do to help?’’

While quarantining at his mother’s home in Hilton Head, S.C., where the golf courses never closed during the COVID-19 crisis, he said, “I felt this overwhelming amount of guilt that I was playing golf while my friends and family in New York are battling a pandemic. That drove me to do this like nothing has ever driven me before — trying to figure out ways that I could give back, which ultimately led to this auction.’’

Before he was laid off just before the pandemic hit, Sedransk ran business development and partnerships for tech companies, so that background lent itself to creating an online auction.

“I just started reaching out to some people I’ve gotten to know through life, through business and though personal relationships,’’ he said. “I said, ‘Why not just reach out?’ Worse comes to worse, they’re going to say, ‘No.’ But I’m raising money for COVID-19 for hospitals and front-line workers in New York City. No one’s going to tell me, ‘Don’t call me.’ Even if they say, ‘No,’ they’re going to say, ‘Thank you.’ It’s like the softest sell on earth, so I figured, why not try it?’’

Sedransk’s first call was to a private course outside of Philadelphia called Rolling Green, because he knew the head pro happens to follow him on Instagram.

“I literally sent him a message on Instagram and he responded, ‘Yes,’ ” Sedransk said. “Honestly, that was all I needed. I’d like to think that even if the first person said, ‘No,’ I would have continued on. But like anything you do in life, if that first one works that’s all you need to go on. A lot of places said, ‘No,’ because their bylaws don’t allow it. Some said, ‘Yes.’ ”

Not just “some.’’ Forty-eight of them.

Shinnecock Hills said yes.

So, too, did Friar’s Head, a course that Phil Mickelson has told me is his “favorite golf course in the world.’’

Silo Ridge, part of the uber-exclusive Discovery Land Company, said yes.

So did Medalist, Tiger Woods’ home course.

Same with Sleepy Hollow, one of the regional gems in Westchester.

Prestwick in Scotland, the site of the first-ever British Open (October 1860), said yes, as did the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda.

“The response was outrageous,’’ Sedransk said.

So, too, was the end result.

“I think I was really able to tap into something,’’ he said. “I think there’s a much larger opportunity to create a platform around golf and giving — auctions, giveaways, events, content.’’

Sedransk had such success with the member-for-a-day auction that on Monday he launched another fundraising project to raise more money for COVID-19 relief in New York City.

This one is a sweepstakes for a round of golf with former Yankee Johnny Damon at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, the course that hosts the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational, and a round of golf with former Giants star Justin Tuck at Whipperwill Golf Club in Westchester.

Sedransk is working in concert with Damon, who donated the threesome at Bay Hill. Those interested can find more information at go.rallyup.com/johnnydamon.

Shruti has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Filmy One, one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the country. She contributes to the general news section of the website.

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These wireless headphones from Xiaomi cost only 23 euros and promise to wipe out in the coming months

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Surely the Xiaomi Redmi Airdots sound to you, the low-cost bluetooth helmets sold in many online stores for months, and that is that they usually have a price of less than 20 euros. However, as usual Xiaomi does not settle for a model, hence it has put on sale other more cheap wireless headphones.

It’s about the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE, wireless headphones that are aesthetically quite different from Airdots, white and perhaps more similar to Apple’s AirPods, although its price has nothing to do: they cost just 23 euros on AliExpress.

It goes without saying that it is a great price in exchange for a model that has 4-5 hours of battery life and a much more stylized aesthetics than usual in the low cost segment.

As usual in purchases from AliExpress, shipping is made from China, although the approximate delivery time indicated by the seller is around three weeks, much less than was usual until a few years ago.

Also, there is no alternative since These new Xiaomi wireless headphones are not for sale in Europe, a decision that they already made with the Airdots and that in any case has not prevented stores like Amazon from selling them, and at a very good price.

Luckily, TWS headphone models are not lacking, with dozens (if not hundreds) of devices at fairly competitive prices, in many cases pure clones of other successful models, something that mainly affects Apple’s AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro .

Xiaomi aims high in the entry range, although it is currently a market in which almost all technology companies are already present in one way or another.

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Destination Jam: Our Top 5 San Holo soul-relaxing numbers that will slow your Sunday down

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It is the tip of the weekend and earlier than we begin the dreaded day of the week — Monday — how about we slow issues down somewhat? Though his songs can’t be summed up as particularly slow music, this featured artist actually strikes a chord with listeners for being mesmerizingly stress-free. Listed here are our high 5 favourite San Holo songs on at the moment’s Destination Jam.

‘Gentle’

Should you’ve by no means heard this future bass Dutch DJ earlier than, we have got to start out off our introduction to him with the enchantingly candy ‘Gentle’. Sure, proper off the bat, you will discover Holo’s music will get sturdy entice parts however peak between the hard-thumping textual layers and therein lies one thing mysteriously peaceable. ‘Gentle’ repeats a transcendent chant “Even when it makes me blind. I simply wanna see the sunshine. Respiration, depart all of it behind. I simply wanna see the sunshine” whereas we’re getting ‘Stranger Issues’ vibes from the official music video.



 

‘Raise Me From the Floor’ (that includes Sofie Winterson)

A sure otherworldly or angelic spirit takes the wheel of Holo’s artistry. His music is wealthy in escapism and Holo replaces the fleeting nature of drama or depth of emotion with a extra impartial let-go of 1’s personal emotions. There’s a numbness to it, however as a substitute of anger or ache, there’s a honey-dripped sweetness to virtually each monitor. In ‘Raise Me From the Floor’, featured artist Sofie Winterson sings in a close to whisper with “Speak to me, I like that sound. Out of phrases if you’re round. I have been attempting to come back down. On a excessive if you’re round. Raise me from the bottom.”



 

‘Worthy’

San Holo will not be your typical DJ behind a mixer. The 29-year-old composer by no means lets the chance slide so as to add devices to his manufacturing tools. On ‘Worthy’, Holo, whose actual identify is Sander van Dijck, takes the vocals and performs his electrical guitar with rhythmically inverted riffs in later bars. In a 2018 interview with Billboard, Holo mentioned, “It is about assembly somebody that makes you’re feeling such as you’re floating. I wished it to be a quite simple music; quite simple lyrics and straightforward to sing alongside. I wrote it fairly shortly. Some songs, they only occur, and this music simply occurred.”



 

‘Trustworthy’ (that includes Broods)

Proving to be a distinguished producer with collaborating artists, one in every of Holo’s newest tracks ‘Trustworthy’ options New Zealand duo Broods. A music about honesty, Broods lead vocalist Georgia Nott defined it greatest. “Issues can turn into so corrupted by false expectation and self-preservation. Honesty, to me, is the alternative. Honesty leaves little room for that bulls–t. Honesty is fearless,” she mentioned. For its sound, Holo mentioned he tried a extra “radio-friendly” method. “I spent over two years altering the drop time and again,” he mentioned.

“I used to be attempting to get it to sound as ‘radio-friendly’ as potential, although I at all times cherished the very first authentic model which I had began calling the ‘ugly drop’. I began to supply the music with my head as a substitute of my coronary heart, which is rarely a very good factor to do for me,” he continued and added, “Ultimately I noticed that the ‘ugly drop’ was precisely what made that music so particular and heartfelt, so I caught to the very first model and went with that.”



 

‘Lead Me Again’

Launched final 12 months, ‘Lead Me Again’ has been dubbed Holo’s “most private video up to now.” Few of his songs dive into private particulars, however ‘Lead Me Again’ explores each love and heartbreak. Over acoustic guitar, Holo sings in a lightweight tone with lyrics, “I do not wanna understand how lengthy we’ll final. In the long run we’ll at all times have the previous. Take me to the place the place we first met. All I actually need is my coronary heart again.”



 

Destination Jam is a day by day listing of songs that will maintain you entertained and grooving up high in lieu of feeling drained and shedding the plot. Look out for a contemporary number of nice tunes from 1 to refresh your temper on daily basis!

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With this new treadmill from Xiaomi you can bring the gym home

Priyanka Patel

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Xiaomi has dared to launch a new version of his famous treadmill WalkingPad which now has a more compact design so that we can use it in our house, but not only in the living room but also in practically any room, even if it is small.

With most gyms closed or limited, and with enough heat on the street to go running, Xiaomi has thought that many people may be interested in buying a treadmill that they can store perfectly in their own homes, and the new version of the WalkingPad It has just been released to crowdfunding at Indiegogo.

He WalkingPad S1 It is an improved version of the WalkingPad R1 and in fact it is 9kg lighter, which ensures that we can transport it anywhere with ease. It also takes up 45% less than the previous model, and operating noise has also been minimized to offer quieter training sessions without machine noise.

Stands out for including a Patented 180 ° folding design that allows you to easily store the device anywhere in our home. In fact, they comment that once folded it occupies less than 95% of the space and you will be able to store it both horizontally and vertically.

The treadmill has a handle-shaped accessory that you can hold on to so you don’t fall off when you’re running at high speeds, although the handle is sold separately in another advanced product configuration.

On the other hand it has non-slip mat, it is also possible to control the device remotely with the dedicated application, and also thanks to the sensory speed control speed will be adjusted by monitoring our movement rate in real time.

Finally it has a LED touch panel On the front it shows a summary of speed and our training data, but it also shows the speed, time, steps and the amount of calories burned with the exercise.

If you are interested in the device, it comes with a crowdfunding price of $ 469, but if you also want to have the handlebar to hold you, raise the price to $ 559.

[Vía: Gizmochina]

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