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Lil Baby Will Return to Drai

Lil Baby to Make Grand Return to Drai’s LIVE Stage on Saturday, Nov. 6

Mega-star artist will perform at Drai’s Nightclub for the first time in nearly two years on the same night as the Canelo Álvarez vs. Caleb Plant fight

Tweet it: Vegas, are you ready for an epic fight night afterparty? After the Álvarez vs. Plant fight on 11/6, head over to @Draislv where Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) will make his grand return to the Drai’s LIVE stage with an unforgettable performance. #fightnight #Vegas #DraisLIVE #LilBaby

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Drai’s Nightclub will welcome Lil Baby back to the stage for the first time in nearly two years. The mega-star performer will make his grand return to the iconic rooftop nightclub with an unforgettable full-length Drai’s LIVE show. Lil Baby’s show will follow the highly anticipated fight between boxing champions Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant set to take place in Las Vegas, making Drai’s Nightclub the ideal place to party on fight night.

Lil Baby has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album entitled “My Turn” won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. His most recent album, which was released in July of this year in a collaboration with Lil Durk, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Drai’s LIVE brings full-length performances to the rooftop of The Cromwell, set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent Drai’s LIVE performers include superstar artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and many more. The full list of upcoming Drai’s LIVE performances can be found here.

Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website here. Other special requests are available by emailing here.

Kaelen Felix illustrates truck article for 360 Magazine

UFC × Battle Motors

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is now sponsored by Crane Carrier, a Battle Motors truck company, it was announced today.  The groundbreaking partnership aligns Battle Motors with UFC as the inaugural sponsor in two distinct categories within the U.S. market.  Battle Motors will become the “Official Light Duty Truck of UFC,” as well as the first-ever presenting partner of UFC’s Light Heavyweight Division.

Under the new partnership, UFC will provide Battle Motors with a branded presence on the Octagon canvas at select UFC® events. In addition, Battle Motors will have numerous sponsorship integrations within UFC® content on both linear and digital platforms, including live broadcasts, pay-per-views, and social media assets.

Battle Motors branding will also be integrated into UFC marketing material related to the Light Heavyweight Division including the Main Card Light Heavyweight bouts on UFC® pay-per-view broadcasts.

Inside the arena, fans can cheer on their favorite UFC athletes from the Battle Motors brigade section, a seating area near the Octagon that is set aside to celebrate front-line industrial workers. “Battle’s refuse truck customers and workers are the toughest of the tough in the US workforce. We are in the streets and in the factories, working with steel on concrete. The UFC® brand resonates very strongly with our family!” says Battle CEO, Mike Patterson.

“We love creating innovative partnerships, like this one with Battle Motors, that gives us the opportunity to provide extraordinary value to our sponsors” said Paul Asencio, senior vice president, Global Partnerships, UFC.     “We’re looking forward to helping Battle Motors reach more customers than ever through the power of the UFC brand.”

Crane Carrier Company (CCC), a Battle Motors company, is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio and has been manufacturing the world’s strongest and most durable trucks for 75 years. CCC specializes in heavy duty refuse and recycling trucks. Battle Motors acquired Crane Carrier Company in early 2021 and added an electric vehicle offer to CCC’s diesel and CNG offerings.

You can learn more on UFC’s website and the Battle Motors website.

Jamaine Ortiz Illustration for 360 Magazine by Kaelen Felix

Q×A with Jamaine Ortiz

Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz, an up and coming, 23-year-old boxer, is making his name in the world of boxing. After growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, the young boxer turned pro in 2016. His amateur record is 100-14 and he has already won many awards for his skill.

During the recent Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight that was shown on pay-per-view, Ortiz was victorious over Sulaiman Segawa of Silver Spring, Maryland. After scoring a technical knockout in the last 10 seconds of the seventh round, Ortiz gained the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. This was his first fight outside of New England and he certainly made himself known in the fighting community. After winning this fight, Ortiz jumped from 76th to 44th in the world for the lightweight division. If he keeps winning, Ortiz is predicted to fight for a major world title by late 2021.

360 Magazine sat down with Ortiz to ask him questions about his professional career, personal life and future.

What was your upbringing like? Was there always a focus on athletics?

I started boxing at seven years old, and I was always an athletic kid, playing sports and outside.

Where did you learn to box?

I learned how to box at the Boys & Girls Club of Ionic Ave.

Why boxing?

I use to get into fights as a kid, I like that its a one on one sport I don’t have to rely on anyone. Over time, I noticed I was winning a lot and kept it going.

Who are your role models, boxing or otherwise?

My role model was my coach Carlos Garcia.

You’re currently the Undefeated World Boxing Youth World lightweight champion. What does this accomplishment mean to you?

I’m actually the former Youth World lightweight champion due to my age since I turned 24 last April, currently, I hold the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. The accomplishment is just a stepping stone, I have far more to go and I understand its a process and this is part of the process.

Your nickname is ‘The Technician’ where does this come from?

A technician is a person skilled in an art or craft by dictionary standards and when it comes to boxing, and me being a carpenter, I’m now an active trader. It was a perfect fit since everything I do, including things in my personal life, I’m technical about it. So it’s a name that reflects more than just boxing.

You’ve been boxing competitively for more than a decade. How have you evolved during that time, technique-wise and also personally?

Time is the mother of greatness, practicing repeatedly overtime is only natural; I’m going to get better.

How has your career been impacted by COVID-19 and 2020?

Luckily I was able to get a fight right before the impact of covid came I didn’t get to fight as much as I normally would. I probably would have had about 4 fights in a year but I had two with the last one being a great exposure bout.

Tell us about your interests outside of boxing.

I enjoy nature and I spend most of my time with family. Always working on self-development, a lot of stocks, and trying to find real estate deals.

Do you still have Olympic aspirations? What are your future boxing goals?

Olympics of boxing is an amateur sport but recently I think in 2016, they allowed pros to compete but it is heavily dominated by amateurs. In the next year, I see myself becoming World Champion at the lightweight Division and reaching for that pound for pound list.

What is your go-to move in a fight?

Not sure, probably switching from orthodox to southpaw.

What makes you unique as a boxer?

My ability to switch stances easily and my technique.

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Tyson vs. Jones Jr. hosted by Triller and Weedmaps as announced by 360 MAGAZINE

Weedmaps x Triller – Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.

Today, Weedmaps, the largest technology company in the legal cannabis economy, was announced as an official sponsor of the highly anticipated Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight presented by the viral entertainment platform Triller. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the highly anticipated return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. headlines the four-hour live event that will air globally on November 28th at 8:00pm ET, with the three-hour main card beginning at 9:00pm ET on Pay-Per-View.

As the official sponsor, Weedmaps and Area 52 branding will be displayed throughout the event including in the ring, on the screen, during the live broadcast, and in the locker room and press room. Weedmaps will also release an exclusive piece of content narrated by Nas, celebrated rapper and entrepreneur, that takes viewers through powerful events in the nation’s history, celebrating those who stood up to fight for change in systemic racism, cannabis legalization and more.

“Weedmaps is ecstatic to be the official sponsor of Mike Tyson’s highly anticipated return to the ring,” said Juanjo Feijoo, Chief Marketing Officer at Weedmaps. “We recognize this is a huge moment for the broader industry and through this sponsorship, we’re hoping to introduce a new audience to Weedmaps as well as bring attention to some of the important conversations happening around cannabis today. This is just one of many steps we are proactively taking to break down stigmas, promote social equity, and encourage all to join us in the fight for change.”

Founded in 2008, Weedmaps connects consumers to retailers and brands, and advocates for accessible cannabis for all patients and adults. With cannabis legalization moving forward in many states and being widely recognized on the national stage, this first-of-a-kind sponsorship opportunity for Weedmaps is groundbreaking for the cannabis industry.

“By partnering with companies like Weedmaps, Triller helps fight the stigma surrounding the cannabis industry. A night that will go down in history as an iconic moment of athletes, musicians and cultural icons coming together should be sponsored by those who align with our core mission and we look forward to seeing everyone at TysonOnTriller.com,” said Bobby Sarnevesht, Executive Chairman of Triller.

“It feels great to return to the ring after 15 years and I’m thrilled that Weedmaps is the title sponsor of this remarkable moment in my career,” said former professional boxer Mike Tyson. “I’m a proud advocate for cannabis legalization so this partnership with Weedmaps is particularly close to my heart. This is a significant moment for the cannabis industry, and I am committed to doing my part to fight for change.”

The PPV fight card includes Tyson vs. Jones Jr., Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson, Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan, and Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter. The memorable night will also include multi-song performances by DaBaby, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and YG. The fight can be ordered on Pay-Per-View through cable and satellite providers and is also available on PPV streaming at www.TysonOnTriller.com. The event is $49.99.

Shark illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Mike Tyson Vs Shark

This year’s Shark Week may be the biggest and craziest yet – with plenty of celebrity hosts including Shaq, Mike Tyson, and Rob Gronkowski. Although Mike Tysons’s comeback against Roy Jones Jr was postponed, fans can still see Tyson in action fighting a shark. The shark fight became the number one topic of discussion yesterday, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker. 

Mike Tyson was mentioned 1,300 times yesterday, but the event itself – dubbed “Rumble” – with the shark was mentioned 92,400 times. So combined, the Tyson event was mentioned 93,700 times, almost exclusively between 4 and 8 p.m. and representing approximately 60 percent of the total conversation, Talkwalker reports.

Overall, there were nearly 140,000 mentions of Shark Week over a 24-hour period, generating 188,000 engagements, including 100,000 mentions between 4 and 8 p.m. yesterday (Sunday).

For comparative perspective, in the NBA yesterday, Portland played the Philadelphia 76ers at around that same time. That game generated just 19,300 mentions and 36,000 engagements.

The most engaging tweet came from Mike Tyson, garnering 1.9 million views, and more than 26,000 engagements

Demographics show that the Shark Week audience (or at least the engaged online audience) is mostly male: with 86 percent of the social audience, Talkwalker reports. In addition, 50 percent the total social audience tweeting about Shark Week (male and female) are between the ages of 25-34. They are employed parents, holding job titles like executive manager, analyst, scientist or engineer. Their interests range from art to parenting, reading and literature, sports and of course animals. Also, 7.3 percent of the people tweeting about Shark Week mention sports as an interest, compared to only 6.9 percent who list animals as an interest.

Shark Week specific commercials, such as this event specific ad from Geico demonstrate that the event is a big endeavor and worthy of special creative.

The event was also a big win for non-profit group OCEANA who had some of the most mentions for a brand. Other top brands were of course the Discovery Channel, Twitter, and Fortnite. 

For some though the brand feeding frenzy has made them yearn for a simpler time when Shark Week was all about the sharks.

Talkwalker is a social listening and analytics company that empowers over 2,000 brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. We provide companies with an easy-to-use platform to protect, measure, and promote their brands worldwide, across all communication channels.

Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform uses AI-powered technology to monitor and analyze online conversations in real-time across social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages. Talkwalker has offices in New York, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Frankfurt, and Singapore. It is also the home of Talkwalker Alerts, a free alerting service used by over 500,000 communications and marketing professionals worldwide.

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Nurses Congratulate L.A. Teachers

Registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) applaud news that—as the result of a historic strike—30,000 educators represented by United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) have reached an agreement, ratified in voting last night, with the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD).

“This is a huge victory for the children, families and hardworking teachers of Los Angeles. The courageous teachers and community supporters have proven that when working people stand together, they can move mountains,” said CNA/NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, citing the L.A. strike as the latest example, along with a wave of historic teachers strikes in 2018, of workers rising up in collective opposition to corporate attacks and the defunding and corporate privatization of our public institutions— in this case, our public education system.

“No one has taken advocacy to the streets of America in the past year the way the teachers have done, from West Virginia to Los Angeles. We are so proud of what our UTLA sisters and brothershave accomplished through their solidarity, and their unwavering demand for justice, in the face of corporate greed,” said Castillo.

Nurses say they especially congratulate teachers on winning a reduction in class sizes.

“Teachers cannot do their job when they are overloaded with students. Nurses had to fight hard in California to win our own safe staffing protections—and are still fighting at the national level, so we are very pleased to see this particular win,” said Castillo. “Students deserve to learn in conditions where teachers are able to give them the attention, time, energy and resources to help them flourish.”

RNs also cheer news that the agreement includes the hiring of nurses, to provide a full-time nurse at every school, five days a week.

“Nurses know that when kids are not healthy, they’re not able to learn,” said Castillo. “Students today show up at school with a wide variety of complex and serious health conditions—especially since many of them may not have adequate health care outside of school. It is imperative that a nurse be on site to care for them.”

CNA/NNU registered nurses have voiced support for the teachers throughout the strike, which began January 14. RNs say they shared educators’ concern that with a pro-charter school majority on the LAUSD board, and pro-charter businessman Austin Beutner acting as superintendent, equal opportunity to education was impossible.

“The effort of billionaires to erode the public education system and push public resources to charter schools is a blatant attack on our democracy. Los Angeles teachers said, ‘Enough is enough!’—and took a huge stand for public schools, which serve high numbers of children of color and low-income children. What they have accomplished is a victory for equality in society,and for quality education for all,” said Castillo.

“Social determinants, such as the educational opportunities or level of schooling a person receives, greatly influence the health of our patients. So nurses thank the teachers for their righteous fight, which is a win for a healthier society. We want the teachers to know the nurses will continue standing with them to protect education as a public good—today, tomorrow and always.”

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

On Saturday, September 15, Chivas joined Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for his anticipated rematch against Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, where he demonstrated his limitless passion and determination after an exciting and challenging fight.

Gennady’s fighting spirit prevailed despite the hurdles on his road to the rematch. It’s that same spirit that led to his partnership with The Chivas Fight Club – a program created by Chivas to inspire the fighting spirit within individuals nationwide. GGG embodies Chivas’ values and always strives to #FightForIt, especially in the months leading to last night’s high-stakes showdown.

Image credits: Roger Kisby.

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The Chivas Fight Club Joins Gennady “GGG” Golovkin As He Enters The Ring For The Anticipated Rematch Against Canelo Alvarez.


WOODBURY COMMON AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets announced its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate at least $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 170 participating Simon Malls®, The Mills® and Premium Outlets® nationwide will once again be participating in a range of fundraising activities during the months of April and May.

 

“We are thrilled to launch our Spring 2018 More Than Pink initiatives and have been overwhelmed by the ongoing positive support this movement has garnered with our shoppers, retailers and employees to support Susan G. Komen in its tireless efforts to reduce breast cancer deaths,” said Enna Allen, Simon’s Vice President of Brand Management.

 

From April 14 to May 20, visitors to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets will be able to participate in several programs to help support Susan G. Komen.

 

Discount Card Program: In exchange for a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, shoppers will receive a Discount Pass, available at Guest Services, providing 25 percent off one item at participating retailers. More than 100 retailers are taking part in the program, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Adidas, Furla, Dooney & Bourke, Kate Spade, La Perla, Lladro, Maje Paris, Pinko, Theory and Vineyard Vines.

 

All Discount Pass donations go to Susan G. Komen.

 

Race for the Cure®: Race for The Cure® events will take place across the U.S. with local Simon teams participating to support the local Susan G. Komen Affiliates. Simon encourages shoppers to join in by locating and registering for an event near them. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets shoppers can join the Komen North Jersey Race For The Cure to be held on Sunday, May 6, in Jersey City, New Jersey. To register go to http://ww5.komen.org/raceforthecure/

 

About Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Conveniently accessed from New York City via the New York State Thruway at Exit 16, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 240 stores including Tory Burch, Celine, Nike, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, The North Face, and more, all at a savings of 25 percent to 65 percent every day. Market Hall offers a variety of dining opportunities including Chipotle, Pret A Manger, Pinkberry and more.  To learn more, visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/woodbury-common.

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

 

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs, serving millions of people in 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

9th Annual Wendy Walk

The 9th annual Wendy Walk Miami will take place at 10:00am on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Palm Island Park in Miami. Over 1,000 people will gather this year in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds to support research to eradicate this rare, aggressive form of cancer that impacted the life of Wendy Landes.

Wendy Walk was created in 2010 by the children of Wendy Landes in order to proactively support their mom in her battle with Liposarcoma. Wendy Walk Miami was founded by Wendy’s brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Stephanie Rosen, along with their children Alec, Kayla, and Sierra. The event will mark the five year anniversary of Wendy’s passing and officially kicks off the Wendy Walk 2018 season.

Who: Over 1,000 individuals from across the United States – including patients and survivors – committed to taking action in the fight against sarcoma. The walk is highly attended by University of Miami students, whose involvement by members of Sigma Delta Tau. Past celebrity involvement includes Patrick Dempsey, Angela Manuel Davis, Chelsea Kane, Peri Gilpin, and others.

What: Participants will walk together in a 5K around Palm and Hibiscus Islands. The event will include music, food, raffle prizes, and family fun.

When+Where: Sunday, April 8 at 10:00 am at Palm Island Park – 159 Palm Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Why: Wendy Walk is one of the only organizations that exists specifically to fund sarcoma research. Proceeds go directly toward funding medical research on sarcoma. We are in a race against time, but are determined that, with the help and support of our community, we will find a cure for sarcoma.

Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wendy-walk-miami-2018-tickets-42219635065

#FightForIt

On Tuesday, February 27th, Chivas Regal joined Gennady “GGG” Golovkin at LA Live, as he discussed his highly-anticipated rematch against Canelo Alvarez. GGG looks to get back in the ring for the May 5th bout, after joining forces with the Chivas Fight Club, an initiative launched back in July to inspire individuals from communities nationwide.

The Chivas Fight Club initiative was introduced to inspire a new generation to #FightForIt while making a positive impact – much like the spirit of GGG. As part of their membership, users can gain access to exclusive inspirational videos, interviews and more.