PYA Announces the Ballard Innovation Award Competition, Seeking Emerging Entrepreneurs to Compete for $50,000 Investment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PYA, one of the largest certified public accounting and professional services firms in East Tennessee, is pleased to announce the Annual Ballard Innovation Award Competition in honor of Chief Alliance Officer Tom Ballard.  

The Ballard Innovation Award Competition is open to any early-stage company in the East Tennessee area that has established a “proof of concept” with accompanying revenue. Applicants must be able to present a business plan to optimize existing business operations by reducing costs, increasing revenues, and/or gaining new efficiencies, while demonstrating clear innovations to improve the business and empower the consumer.

The award is named in honor of Tom Ballard, PYA’s Chief Alliance Officer and well-respected member of the East Tennessee entrepreneurial community. Ballard spent more than four decades building relationships for the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory throughout the region, state, and

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China to launch moon mission, seeking to be first country in decades to collect lunar rocks

China is preparing to send an unmanned spacecraft to a previously unexplored part of the moon on Tuesday in a bid to bring back material that could help scientists better understand the satellite’s origins.



a man in a blue shirt standing in front of a crowd: Workers prepare for the launch of the Long March-5 rocket, which will carry the Chang'e-5 lunar mission, at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan province on Nov. 23, 2020.


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Workers prepare for the launch of the Long March-5 rocket, which will carry the Chang’e-5 lunar mission, at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China’s Hainan province on Nov. 23, 2020.

Only the United States and the Soviet Union have successfully brought lunar material back to Earth.

Chang’e-5 is scheduled to launch from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. local time Tuesday. The mission is named for the Chinese goddess of the moon.

The Long March-5 launch rocket carrying the Chang’e-5’s four modules — the lander, the ascent vehicle, the service capsule and the return capsule — began its fueling process on Monday, Chinese

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China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

BEIJING (Reuters) – China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s.

FILE PHOTO: The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over Shanghai, China July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File photo

The Chang’e-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will seek to collect material that can help scientists understand more about the moon’s origins and formation. The mission will test China’s ability to remotely acquire samples from space, ahead of more complex missions.

If successful, the mission will make China only the third country to have retrieved lunar samples, following the United States and the Soviet Union decades ago.

Since the Soviet Union crash-landed the Luna 2 on the moon in 1959, the first human-made object to reach another celestial body,

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China to Launch Moon Probe, Seeking First Lunar Rock Retrieval Since 1970s | World News

BEIJING (Reuters) – China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s.

The Chang’e-5 probe, named after the ancient Chinese goddess of the moon, will seek to collect material that can help scientists understand more about the moon’s origins and formation. The mission will test China’s ability to remotely acquire samples from space, ahead of more complex missions.

If successful, the mission will make China only the third country to have retrieved lunar samples, following the United States and the Soviet Union decades ago.

Since the Soviet Union crash-landed the Luna 2 on the moon in 1959, the first human-made object to reach another celestial body, a handful of other countries including Japan and India have launched moon missions.

In the Apollo programme, which first

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Sportradar Seeking a Global Technology Business From Sports Betting Data

As the world continues to learn to adapt to a new normal, data has never been more prevalent, more important, or more valuable to our everyday lives. It informs us of everything we do, have done and are likely to do. It keeps us safe, enables us to buy whatever we need and creates untold sources and avenues of conversation, entertainment and engagement, all at the touch of a screen.

Crucially, it allows us to dive deeper into previously unpredictable events and chart a clearer picture of what lies ahead. At Sportradar, we are pushing the boundaries of data intelligence to rapidly transform the company from the world’s leading betting data provider to a leading global technology business. By using new data-driven technologies and methodologies, we are empowering our partners and their customers with instant, real-time visions of the future, and have identified four key areas that will shape the

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Huami: Cracks Emerging (NYSE:HMI) | Seeking Alpha

Entering into the late summer, all signals were pointing to go for Huami (HMI), one of China’s leading manufacturers of fitness trackers that compete against Fitbit (FIT). Unit shipments for Huami were looking healthy, and momentum was strong heading into a July launch of Huami’s flagship Mi 5 brand.

Since then, however, we’ve seen trends slow down for Huami. The company reported Q2 results that showed a disappointing deceleration in both revenue growth and profitability. Over the past month, shares of Huami have shed ~10%:

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I was previously bullish on Huami for a couple of key reasons:

  • The company was (and still is) a value stock trading at a single-digit P/E, leaving plenty of room for upside in a stock market chock-full of expensive names
  • Unit sales of existing products were high, and the Mi Band 5 was shaping up to be a promising launch
  • Brand new
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