New Research Finds Attractiveness of Singles Can Be Correlated to Food Choice, Future Fit Report Finds

Press Release – updated: Feb 12, 2020 15:00 GMT

FAREHAM, England, February 12, 2020 ( – If singles want to land a hot date for this San Valentine’s day, they need to impress with Italian, French or Indian cuisine, according to a new survey of 220 people published by Future Fit Training.
The research, which analyzed 220 answers, also discovered that top French, Indian and Italian cuisine will more likely land singles a hot date, while vegan and fast food are a no-no. Specifically, 55% of respondents said people who attempt to impress them with French cooking are “Sophisticated and Romantic.” On the other side of the Alps, when choosing Italian food, that person becomes “Sexy,” “Romantic” and “could be a good dad,” according to new research from Future Fit Training.
However, some appearances might be deceiving because some great, sophisticated French food, like Duck a l’Orange, might give potential daters the wrong idea about their companion – especially if they are a man.
Apparently, not many women see a great French chef like Jean-Christophe Novelli (head chef at Hell’s Kitchen) as “boyfriend material” because the majority of women suggested that a man who tries too hard to impress with French food is more likely to be judged as “Posh” and “Pretentious.”
Fast food, fried chicken and pineapple on pizza showed the eater will be judged negatively and more likely to be “Lazy,” “Nice, but lacks social skills” and “Complete turn-off.”
For women, impressing a man with Indian food can be a good idea because the majority of men suggested that a woman eating Indian food is “hot and spicy” and “looking for a thrill.” Apparently, according to different research from the University of Pennsylvania, seeking and handling the spice has an affinity with amusement park rides. 
Surprisingly, despite Italian cuisine being rated high, there is one type of food that respondents shouldn’t buy/cook and that’s pizza. If daters attempt to impress with pizza, they are more likely to be judged “a bit in a rush to run to bed.”
The top 5 food types to attract men were:
1.       Italian Cuisine (except for pizza)
2.       Indian
3.       Seafood
4.       Sushi
5.       French Cuisine
The top 5 food types to attract women were:
1.       Italian Cuisine (except for pizza)
2.       Seafood
3.       Vegetarian Dinner
4.       French Cuisine
5.       Sushi
​About Future Fit Training Ltd
Future Fit Training is the leading training provider for personal trainers, nutrition advisers and Pilates instructors in the U.K.
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Source: Future Fit Training Ltd

Study Finds That New Constructs Earnings Estimates Are More Accurate Than IBES Street Earnings & Compustat's Income Before Special Items

Harvard Business School & MIT Sloan Paper Shows New Constructs Earnings are Best in Market, Free of Managerial Bias
Press Release – updated: Feb 11, 2020 03:00 CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 11, 2020 ( – New Constructs (NC), the leading provider of insights into the fundamentals and valuation of private and public businesses, announced an updated edition of Core Earnings: New Data & Evidence, a paper written by professors at Harvard Business School & MIT Sloan. The paper shows NC’s “novel dataset” creates a measure of earnings superior to “Street Earnings” from Refinitiv’s IBES (owned by Thomson Reuters and Blackstone) and “Income Before Special Items” from Compustat (owned by S&P Global). See page 27, paragraph 1.
The paper says NC provides:
“the most comprehensive dataset that captures what a fundamental analyst would be likely to identify as transitory or non-operating earnings items in detailed analyses of firms’ 10-Ks.” (page 9).
The professors show that NC’s earnings are free of manager manipulation, which the paper shows occurs frequently when companies meet or beat consensus.
New Constructs’ Founder and CEO David Trainer commented, “Millions of investors all over the world rely on earnings data and estimates from IBES and Compustat, and now Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan professors demonstrate that our new technology more accurately measures and predicts (page 23, paragraph 3) earnings for thousands of stocks.”
The professors show that “Special Items” from Compustat and “Street Adjustments” from IBES capture just half of the non-core items that NC collects. They provide specific examples for unusual items that NC collects and Compustat misses on pages 14-15 and 37 of the paper.
The professors show that the non-core items NC identifies produce a measure of core earnings that is “incremental to alternative measures of operating performance in predicting an array of future income measures.” See section 3.4 of the paper.
Take Advantage of Superior Data
In Section 4.3 of the paper, the professors present a long/short strategy that generates 10% in annual returns using our Earnings Distortion data. Individual investors can use the same data to invest smarter:
About the Professors
Ethan Rouen and Charles C.Y. Wang of Harvard Business School (HBS) and Eric So of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management used New Constructs “novel dataset” to analyze disclosures in corporate 10-Ks, including those hidden in the footnotes and the MD&A. They show that disclosures of non-operating income-statement items are both frequent and economically significant, and increasingly so over time. Further, Compustat’s core earnings and street earnings do not properly account for such unusual items and are subject to significant bias, which creates more risk for investors.
About New Constructs
New Constructs provides insights into the fundamentals and valuation of private and public businesses. Combining human expertise with natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, the firm’s research shines a light in the dark corners (e.g. footnotes) of hundreds of thousands of corporate financial filings to unearth critical details that drive uniquely comprehensive and independent debt and equity investment ratings, valuation models and research tools. New Constructs technology brings critical and material footnotes research to the market for the first time ever, enabling analysts to measure and predict profits more accurately and deliver more alpha for clients. Elite money managers, advisors and institutions have relied on New Constructs to lower risk and improve performance since 2004. New Constructs and its research have been featured in national business news including CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Seeking Alpha, Benzinga and more. Strategic content partnerships with TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters, Interactive Brokers and EY enable New Constructs to deliver our investment ratings and research on over 10,000 stocks, ETFs and mutual funds to millions of self-directed investors, financial advisors and corporate executives.
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Media Contact: Daniel Delson​
Source: New Constructs, LLC

Florida Poly alum finds tech success with Facebook deal

Facebook and Oculus VR are giving Florida Poly alumni Andre Ripley a chance at a lucrative career and success as a tech entrepreneur.

‘With the power of Facebook, I can’t imagine how many people will compete in the Pistol Whip tournament, but we’re prepared for anything.’ -Andre Ripley ’19

LAKELAND, Fla. (PRWEB) February 05, 2020
For Andre Ripley ’19, Facebook provides much more than a way to stay connected to friends and family.
The social media and technology company is giving him a chance at a lucrative career and success as a tech entrepreneur.
Ripley, who graduated from Florida Polytechnic University with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, was awarded a $120,000 partnership deal with Facebook and Oculus VR to develop and run virtual reality gaming tournaments for the new Pistol Whip VR game. His company, Virtualities, will track elements such as players, prize money, teams, rules, and cheating.
“We negotiated with Facebook for probably four months and we finally closed the deal on New Year’s Day,” said Ripley, chief technology officer of the Salt Lake City, Utah, company. “That was a great start to the year.”
Virtualities is hoping to land a $1 million deal with Facebook this spring.
“We have to launch our platform and meet all the requirements for Facebook and as long as we keep our platform running, we have a good chance of closing the million-dollar deal,” Ripley said. “We’re almost done and ahead of schedule right now.”
Ripley said the traditional way of running gaming tournaments involves many people working on spreadsheets to track scores and other data.
“That’s really outdated and hasn’t been automated. Since the demand for esports is getting higher, we’re trying to solve that with the Facebook deal,” Ripley said.
The U.S Virgin Island native said that Virtualities ran a Beat Saber tournament last year with competitors from 78 countries.
“With the power of Facebook, I can’t imagine how many people will compete in the Pistol Whip tournament, but we’re prepared for anything,” Ripley said. “I never expected to be funded by Facebook – my first round of funding was from my dad, who gave me $300 to develop a prototype for a box that does appraisals for diamonds.”
In addition to his work with the growing tech start-up, Ripley also works with flight simulators as a software engineer at Collins Aerospace in Salt Lake City.
Ripley discovered his passion for entrepreneurship at Florida Poly after being encouraged to enter – and win – several entrepreneurship competitions throughout Central Florida and the state. This included a third-place victory in the 2018 Governor’s Cup competition with his team’s product, Insta-List – a product that captured, scanned, and listed items for digital selling in less than 10 seconds. His collegiate victories earned him 20,000 LinkedIn followers and a thirst to continue his efforts.
“The single best thing I’ve done was getting involved with the entrepreneurship program at Florida Poly because you don’t even need to have the best idea or be completely thought through, you just have to try and get feedback,” Ripley said.
“Even when I’ve failed it’s like I’ve won because I got crucial feedback and I implemented it into the Facebook deal.”

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Rebekah Kastelan's New Book 'Redeemed' Demonstrates the Beautiful Transformation of a Life as It Finds Redemption

Recent release “Redeemed” from Covenant Books author Rebekah Kastelan is a heartwarming retelling of a life pulled down into the pits of darkness yet eventually found redemption as God’s saving grace illuminated her path.
Press Release – updated: Jan 27, 2020 06:00 EST

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., January 27, 2020 ( – ​Rebekah Kastelan, an active member of her church and community, has completed her new book, “Redeemed”: a poignant true story of how one woman found God and got to know His power that has saved her from despair and transformed her life.
Rebekah shares, “What do you do when pain and brokenness force their way into life? What about when life deals you a blow that you’re not sure you can recover from? Should you try to avoid the pain, move through it as quickly as possible, or numb it until it passes? Could there be any value in suffering? How you handle pain and how you allow others to experience their pain reveals what you believe to be true about yourself, others, and God. What do you do when life inscribes words on your heart that you wish weren’t there? Words like shame, fear, hopelessness and bitterness. My adoptive mother would tell me, ‘I got you out of the gutter, and I can put you back there.’ She was right. I did start out and travel through some very dark places in my life, but I did not remain there. I have God to thank for that! Not the God that fancy religious people told me about, but the God that I got to know for myself. This is the story of a life redeemed in so many beautiful ways!”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Rebekah Kastelan’s new book is an inspiring reminder that God, no matter what, will save anyone from the depths of pain and brokenness if one’s faith in Him remains strong.
Readers can purchase “Redeemed” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books

New Study – The Beryl Institute-Ipsos PX Pulse: Finds U.S. Patients More Positive About Their Own Healthcare Experiences Than Their Overall View of Quality of Care

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
Today, The Beryl Institute and Ipsos unveiled the inaugural PX Pulse, a first of its kind effort to elevate understanding of and track the current perspectives on patient experience in healthcare across the United States. The first quarterly survey found that most U.S. patients were largely positive about their own experiences with the healthcare system but had a less positive perception of the quality of the U.S. system overall. The positive personal experiences were driven in part by respondents’ satisfaction with their primary care physician.
“This exciting partnership with The Beryl institute will provide healthcare providers, insurers, policymakers and other stakeholders with a detailed understanding of Americans’ perceptions of their patient experience,” said Clifford Young, President of Public Affairs for Ipsos. Jason A. Wolf, PhD, CPXP, President & CEO of The Beryl Institute said, “PX Pulse will be a comprehensive and fundamental tracking tool for how patient experience is being addressed and a resource for healthcare organizations looking to reinforce the importance of their experience efforts. We look forward to working closely with Ipsos to deliver deep insights into consumers’ perspectives of healthcare experience throughout the year.”
Key Findings from Inaugural Survey
People are more positive about their own personal experiences with healthcare (66%) than about the overall quality of care in the United States (46%).
Costs are the most important set of issues for consumers, with 73% prioritizing costs related to insurance coverage, prescription drugs, and hospital care.
Over 90% of people affirm that good patient experience is either very important or extremely important to them.
Primary Care Visits
Over 90% of consumers who had a primary care visit in the past three months reported being satisfied with their primary care experiences and felt that their needs related to those visits were addressed.
The top reasons consumers choose their primary care providers is the proximity of their offices to home, work, or school (37%), its inclusion in an insurance company list of eligible providers (32%), and the friendliness and respectfulness of both providers (30%) and staff (24%).
Access & Cost
Some consumers may experience challenges addressing health needs in a timely manner, with consumers sharing that they avoid non-urgent care visits due to costs (47%) and inconvenience (47%).
The vast majority of consumers find it easy to understand what their healthcare providers are saying (94%) and are comfortable discussing personal health issues (91%).
Impact of Patient Experience
The vast majority of consumers say that patient experience is significant to their decisions about their own and their family’s healthcare (94%).
About 70% of consumers say that they had a positive care experience in the past 12 months, compared to only 12% who had a negative experience within the same time frame.
ABOUT THE PX PULSE SURVEYThe Beryl Institute – Ipsos PX Pulse represents a first of its kind effort to elevate understanding of the current perspectives on patient experience in U.S. healthcare.This effort will regularly capture healthcare consumer perspectives of patient experience in the United States, determine the practices and processes that have the greatest impact and influence on healthcare consumers, and track how the market sees patient experience evolving over time.
About The Beryl Institute
The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice committed to elevating the human experience in healthcare. We believe human experience is grounded in experiences of patients & families, those who work in healthcare and the communities they serve. We define the patient experience as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.
About Ipsos
Ipsos is the third largest social science and market research firm in the world, with offices in 89 countries and over 18,000 employees who are passionately curious about people, markets, brands, and society. We have more than 30 years of experience working with physicians, hospitals, payers, brokers, and healthcare organizations on improving healthcare quality, increasing accountability, and advising on new and emerging health policy issues.

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