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Flawless by Gabrielle Union Announces Recipients of Lift As We Climb Grant Initiative For Black, Female-Owned Businesses

Flawless by Gabrielle Union

Flawless by Gabrielle Union, a haircare brand intentionally crafted to celebrate versatile hair types, textures, and styles, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Lift As We Climb grant initiative for Black, female-owned businesses. The initiative aims to help elevate and support Black businesses which have historically seen a barrier to access in capital, expertise, and opportunities. “We were so thrilled to see the response to the initiative,” said Gabrielle Union, co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. “We saw so much amazing talent and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the process, so we are excited to be able to shine a much-needed light on this success.” “It is an honor to be able to give back to our community of talented, Black entrepreneurs,” said Larry Sims, co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. “This is just the start of the many ways in which Flawless by Gabrielle Union hopes to uplift Black voices and we can’t wait to watch these businesses flourish.” To be considered, eligible founders submitted a one-minute video and a brand deck to an expert panel of judges, including Gabrielle Union, Larry Sims, Jacqueline Jones, Head of Strategic Partnerships across LinkedIn’s Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging team, P. Bagels-Minor, Founder of DVRGNT Ventures, and Antoine Gregory, Founder of Black Fashion Fair. Out of 500 submissions, six finalists were chosen to participate in a virtual pitch competition on May 10th. Following the competition, one recipient from each of the three qualifying categories was selected. The recipient from the fashion category is Todd Patrick by Desyree Thomas (Atlanta, GA). The recipient from the skincare category is O’Dara Exotic Skincare by Najah Elessie (Garden Grove, CA). The recipient from the haircare accessory category is Sotro by Stephanie Louis (Brooklyn, NY). To learn more about Flawless by Gabrielle Union, please visit Co-founded by Gabrielle Union and celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, Flawless by Gabrielle Union aims to provide product knowledge and style education to everyone with its versatile collection of oils, cleansers, and conditioners for every hair type. Flawless by Gabrielle Union’s texture-specific products are infused with exotic, hydrating ingredients such as Brazilian Bacuri Butter, Rice Oil Complex, and Lilac Leaf Extract, leaving out harmful additives such as sulfates, silicones, and parabens. The Flawless by Gabrielle Union collection aims to help individuals find their custom routine to hydrate, define, repair, and protect. Contact Details Camryn Carlson +1 818-748-7444 Company Website

May 22, 2023 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FiscalNote’s (NYSE: NOTE) Oxford Analytica Daily Brief: Your Risk Mitigation Passport To The World


By Jad Malaeb, Benzinga The beginning of the “Information Age” in the mid-20th century elevated data’s economic, social and political significance even further. Today, data has become arguably far more valuable than traditional commodities like cattle, metals and land. At no other time in history has information been so plentiful, accessible and important. In the case of large private and public organizations, data plays a central role. Using data, Amazon created a program responsible for 35% of the company’s sales in 2017. Structured data and information allow hedge funds to find statistical edges in the financial markets and keep governments alert to economic and political threats. There’s no debating the importance of information. An often cited issue, however, is finding a way to collect, structure and analyze data in efficient ways. Quality data delivered concisely and intelligently is the “sweet spot” for stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Thankfully, some forward-thinking entrepreneurs have come up with a potential iteration of this ideal data solution. Oxford Analytica: A FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) Company As a technology company specializing in the analysis and tracking of legislation and regulations in the U.S. and abroad, FiscalNote Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NOTE) has an array of solutions that distills complex information into actionable insights. One of these solutions comes from Oxford Analytica’s Daily Brief, a company owned and operated by FiscalNote. Oxford Analytica's Daily Brief is a service that looks to deliver timely, impartial and actionable analysis of emerging trends and developments in the global political economy. The service helps private and public organizations make decisions based on timely analysis and forecasting of political, economic and social changes. This also includes helping manage risks and maximize opportunities arising from the geopolitical domain. Perhaps the greatest quality of the Daily Brief is that it does not sacrifice quality for brevity. Made to “be read by busy people,” the Daily Brief’s concise analysis provides leaders from the public and private sectors the information to tackle global trends and crises with ease. For readers requiring extra detail, the Daily Brief provides full-length articles, in-depth analysis, quick response updates, infographics, data visualizations, analyst access and deep dive webinars. Assessments at the Daily Brief are produced by a unique collaboration of in-house analysts and a 1,500-strong global expert network. The analysis is made to be objective and unbiased, and the service has been used for nearly 50 years by clients like the World Bank, European Commission, Norwegian Red Cross, Gates Foundation, Fortune 50 companies and G7 governments. After FiscalNote’s acquisition, the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief has now become available on Bloomberg Terminal. Read more about the Daily Brief here. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 Company Website

May 22, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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$30K cash prize up for grabs at Taiwan Creative Content Festival 2023

Taiwan Creative Content Agency

TCCF 2023 PITCHING is now open to international entrants, inviting film and TV makers to pitch for the chance to win a $30,000 USD cash prize, and additional funding opportunities worth up to $300,000 USD. TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 22 May 2023 - Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF) is opening its PITCHING program to international entrants. The program invites film and TV makers to pitch their development stage projects for the chance to win a $30,000 USD cash prize, and access to funding opportunities from the event's organizer, Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). The PITCHING program is TCCF's best channel for directors, producers, screenwriters, and investors to network and share ideas. "We want to create more opportunities for in-development projects to secure funding," explains Izero Lee, CEO of TAICCA. "Our goal is to create the biggest and most diverse pitching program in Asia." TCCF 2023 PITCHING consists of two sections, Story to Screen, and Project to Screen. International entrants are invited to enter the Project to Screen section, which has four categories; Feature Films, Series, Animation (features and series), and Documentary (features and series). All entries will be subject to a selection stage, led by a panel of international judges. All Selected Projects will be eligible to apply for TAICCA Funding. One outstanding project, chosen by international investors on the Project to Screen pitching days, will win the TCCF Award for Best Project, and the $30,000 USD cash prize. Entries will be accepted from June 1 to July 31. A fee of $1,000 TWD (approx. $33 USD) will be charged for each entry, and there will be no limit on the number of projects that each individual entrant can submit. Selected projects will be announced in September, and the Project to Screen pitching days will take place between November 7 and 10. June 1: Call for entries open; July 31: Call for entries close; September: Selected projects announcement; November 7-10: Pitching days. An accommodation subsidy will be offered to all international entrants of selected projects, during the pitching days in Taipei. TAICCA Funding Opportunities All selected projects will be eligible to apply for up to $300,000 USD in funding from TAICCA, through Taiwan's International Co-funding Program (TICP), and the Creative Content Development Program (CCDP). In order to secure eligibility for these programs, entrants are required to incorporate Taiwan Elements in their projects. According to the TICP guidelines, these can refer to the main crew, story setting, language, main cast, shooting location, production crew, or post-production. Meanwhile, according to the CCDP guidelines, they can refer to the adaptation from texts, story concepts, creative team, character setting, animation art and design, or animation special effects production. TICP-funded projects are already creating waves at A-list film festivals around the world. The Settlers by Chilean director Felipe Gálvez, and Tiger Stripes by Malaysian director Amanda Nell Eu, were selected for screenings at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Last year, For My Country by French director Rachid Hami, and The Last Queen, co-directed by Algerian director-actress Adila Bendimerad and French-Algerian director Damien Ounouri, were screened at the Venice Film Festival. "Taiwan values diversity and freedom," said Izero Lee, CEO of TAICCA, during a Spotlight Asia event at this year's Marché du Film. "I would like to invite production teams from around the world to take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided by Taiwan's film industry. We believe that through cooperation and mutual respect, we can achieve great things together and create more outstanding films." TCCF 2023 TCCF is a key B2B content marketplace that draws international professionals to Taiwan. It promotes creative content, while connecting projects, and proposals with buyers, and investors. Through pitching sessions and content showcases, TCCF aims to drive collaboration between homegrown, and foreign talents. TCCF 2023 will take place at Taipei's Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, from November 7 to 12. TCCF 2023 PITCHING will be staged in the first four days, from November 7 to 10. Tickets will be available for purchase from September. Contact Details TAICCA Shannie Hsu DDG Clara Tsao

May 22, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Drylab Media Tech signs US distribution agreement for foothold in biggest film and TV market

Drylab Media Tech Group PLC

Drylab Media Tech Group PLC CEO John Mahtani joins Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with news of the company's first distribution partnership in the United States. Mahtani said the deal with Media Content Capital marks a significant milestone for the company as the US is the largest market for film and TV content creation, accounting for an estimated $100 billion of the $250 billion global film and TV spend. With this new partnership, Drylab expands its global footprint to 10 partnerships in 15 territories, with plans for further expansion in South America and other regions, he added. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

May 22, 2023 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Best Drone Camera in Australia: Top 5 Drones For Aerial Photography and Video in 2023

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It’s unbelievable that drones were not around just a few years ago and that the first drones to be introduced in the market were no more than novelty toys for people who loved gadgets. Cut to 2023, these days drones are doing a whole lot of things like recceing new places, dropping food, helping maintain law and order, and also capturing images and video from up above. This review is about the best drone cameras for aerial photography and videography and sticking to the topic, we shall be reviewing 5 drones that do this superlatively. This review will help those creative people who are looking to introduce drones into their aerial photography arsenal and are confused with all the choices, decide which drone to pick for upping their game. Theirs is going to be a tough choice as almost all drones on the market look the same and offer similar features. Read on to get the answer to the question, “which drone for aerial photography and videography should I buy”, in just 3 short minutes and take your photography and video to the next level. 1. XPro Drone – Best Stunning Aerial Photography & Video This is a relatively inexpensive drone (under $100) that records good video and takes awesome pictures from up above in the sky. What’s even better is that it is easy to operate and super durable as it is made using high quality material. (LIMITED SUPPLIES) Click Here to Buy XPro Drone From The Official Website Features XPro Drone is an affordable quadcopter manufactured by an Estonian Technology company with an excellent track record in drone technology. The X Pro Drone comes with multiple useful features like gravity sensor, and multiple recording modes- all for a decent price. Camera -It has a 4K, HD, 12 megapixels pinhole camera. Resolution - Its resolution capability is 720P HD with a high frame rate for exceptional picture quality. Stability - It comes with a gravity sensor that is great at providing stability and navigation. Connectivity - It works with Wi-Fi connectivity. Remote controller -It comes with a mobile holder that extends out and has one-key return, direction control, head-less mode, triggers etc. Battery - It has a 3.7V 500 lithium battery with 10 minutes batter quality. Flight range - It can go one kilometer without losing its Wi-Fi connectivity with your mobile. Altitude - It can fly up to 100 meters into the skies before it starts losing stability. Speed - Its flight speed is 12 meters per second which is considered fast. You can also use the dual-speed setting on this drone to switch between high and low speeds. X Pro Drone is also GPS calibrated with one-button return capabilities, has a flight time of 26 minutes and can return back to you even on low battery. It even has a great stabilization function and has dedicated processing against wind. Its remote controller is also ultra-precise. It has rechargeable batteries, comes with a foldable design and is easy to fly. X Pro Drone is, thus, overall a great product. What’s in the box This drone is shipped to you in a super -quality, decent box and contains- The drone Remote controller Rechargeable battery Extra propellers Prop guards Manual Pros and Cons Pros: Durable, made with robust material Offers value for money Excellent HD camera for recording high quality videos and pictures Excellent price Beginner- friendly Cons: Flight time could have been higher Verdict This is a very good drone, especially if you are a beginner, as it allows you to understand the nuances of flying a drone. 2. Tactic AIR Drone - Best Affordable Camera Drone in Australia Tactic AIR Drone uses smart features and is an advanced product suitable for bothe beginners and professionals. Backed by an awesome dual camera that can capture images and video in 4k HD quality, this drone is unbeatable and a must-have for any professional still and video photographer worth his salt. (EXCLUSIVE OFFER) View Pricing & Availability of Tactic AIR Drone Features Dual camera with wide-angle lens -this camera allows you to shoot 4K video. You can also use the split screen or picture- in- picture mode so you can capture numerous photos and from different angles, at one time. Drone gesture control - it recognizes your movements so you can literally snap your fingers to capture a still picture or a video. Resolution - the 4K UHD or ultra high definition resolution allows you to capture awesome pictures even when the drone is flying high in the sky. The 9 million pixels mean all your videos and photos will have good details and have a rich image quality. Advanced ‘follow me’ mode - this mode allows the Tactic AIR Drone to keep you in view so it can click that awesome still or record video as soon as you make a gesture when a perfect photo opportunity arises. You can also seamlessly control where the camera goes and what it captures. Anti-collision system - the drone can adjust its flight path to avoid collisions with persons and objects or just other drones. Long-lasting battery- 3.7V 300mAh Lithium ion rechargeable battery Flight time - 20 minutes Pros and Cons Pros: Has a dual camera feature to make multi-angle shooting possible. Captures stills and videos in high quality with its 4K camera Light and portable Does not get stuck in flight Long flight time Understands gestures Equipped with smart features Cost is affordable at just about £244. Cons: Only available online. Verdict This drone is perfect for beginners and professionals alike and is already extremely popular in Australia, UK, Canada, Singapore, USA, Deutschland, New Zealand, Russia, etc. Click the best images and videos using this drone anywhere. 3. DroneXS - Best for Shooting Live Video in Australia This drone is known as the best drone for shooting Live video. It is, in fact, a live streamer’s delight. Exclusive Details: *DroneXS * Read More Details on Official Australia Website! It comes with selling points like precise control from a remote, small- sized and durability, availability of Live streaming from the drone’s camera, safe for children as it comes with rounded-tip propellers, easy-to-charge battery and also the fact that it comes with protection braces. The excellent product is available at a standout price of just $99. What’s in the box Drone XS Transmitter Rechargeable battery Charging cable User manual The DroneXS's kit also includes 4 propeller blades. The screwdriver in the package can be used to fix the blades to fly the drone. Features DroneXS is a quadcopter drone. It has 3 different flight speeds and a viewing range of 120-degrees Camera- 720p Full HD 12 megapixel camera Battery -3.7V 500MAH Lipo battery Flying time: up to 60 minutes 5G WiFi high-speed connection Capable of speeds of up to 19 meters per second Foot range- Up to 3,000 Automatic self-stabilization technology ‘Slo-mo’ mode is available as an advanced feature Comes with Drone XS Tracking system- you can press the auto return button to bring it back into sight if you lose sight of it. Pros and Cons Pros: Small and lightweight Easy-to-control drone It's also a professional -grade drone Comes with several kid-safety features like rounded propellers Safe enough to be flown indoors through windows and doors. Records 720p HD videos Splash-proof, durable and compact Made with semi- hard material Comes with ‘Edit Video’ option Trajectory flight feature available Longer battery life Elegant looking Simple to use Produces high-quality photos and video Is foldable Comes with a wide-angle lens Includes a gravity sensor so it doesn't bump into objects while in air and navigates well Has a slo-mo mode. Cons: Limited stock is available, and that too is running out fast Only available online. Verdict This high-quality drone has become one of the most popular choices among photography and filmmaking professionals and aficionados because of its awesome camera features, ease of use, navigability and wide-angle lens. 4. DroneX Pro – Best For Portability & Great Image Quality DroneX Pro is the fastest drone in its size, flying at a speed of 12 meters/second. This is a foldable drone in which the propellers fold inwards to make it easy to travel with. This drone is thus loved by travel photographers. Hurry UP! Buy DroneX Pro At The Lowest Price in Australia! You get on-point HD photos and video with this compact drone too and get to record HD video per second and take photos up to 720P camera resolution too. Features Flying time- up to 10 minutes of flying and filming time without having to change batteries Camera- HD 720P 12 megapixels camera. This high-quality pinhole camera can record epic videos and stills Gravity sensor for better navigation Replay mode for replaying recorded video in high-definition mode Panorama mode- activate 360 degree photos with just a click of the button Flying speed- speed of up to 12 meters per second Transmission distance - 2km Flight range - 1 km Battery- 3.7V 500 lithium battery Flight speed- 12m/sec Pros and Cons Pros: Robust, compact, durable Cheaper than most beginner drones Records video and stills in HD pictures Panoramic view is available for better pictures and videos. This mode is extremely useful in filmmaking. Cons: Has a shorter flight time Available only online. Verdict This is a great beginner drone that is suitably priced. It can be transported easily and securely too, plus it gives a 360 degree view of the landscape. 5. SmartyDrone - Top Drone for Beginner Photographers This drone is made keeping the needs of a beginner and a professional in mind. One of its best features is that you can check the footage while recording on your smartphone. This super drone also has multiple flight modes that help the user click better pictures and videos. (LIMITED STOCK) Click Here To Order SmartyDrone At A Special Discounted Price Today! The SmartyDrone can also fly in all directions and can be fully controlled with a smartphone. Features Equipped with advanced flight stabilization One button take-off and easy landing control Has front and side anti-collision sensors Remotely controlled camera Extremely compact, foldable, portable and easy to use Compatible with smartphones- connect your drone to your smartphone and it is ready to fly. It comes with 50x Zoom lens- for close and far shots Battery life- battery lasts for hours Optical flow camera- it can allow the drone to be adjusted while in flight Gravity sensor-for better navigation Sturdy device 360° rotational movement- the drone can rotate in a 360° circle while in flight so it doesn’t miss any detail of the sight. Camera - 720p Standard High-definition (HD) camera that can take photographs of objects around 1,200 feet away Other features are that this drone can be flown over 3000 feet for a bird’s eye perspective It is also extremely stable and competitively priced at $99. Pros and cons Pros: Sharp photos and videos due to the 4K dual HD camera that captures images with a quality that is twice as good as the High-definition (HD) quality. Broad range of coverage 360 degree rotational movement available for better pictures and videos It is an excellent drone for beginners as it introduces not just flying to a novice, but also the basic features of videography and photography at a competitive price It has a GPS positioning system which means the drone can navigate well The control of the drone is via a good-quality android or iOS phone app The above two features give higher-end features like ‘follow me’ where the drone will follow the location of your phone and also make it easy to fly. You can let go of the controls- and the drone will hover overhead too. Cons: Stock running out due to high demand Only available for buying online. Verdict This drone can be controlled by your smartphone and has most, if not all features, required for professional photography like follow me function and 360 degree rotational ability. ALSO READ: XPro Drone Customer Reviews and Testimonials From Australia How to choose the best drone for yourself How do you choose the right drone to buy? You can start at the budget. All the drones featured in this review are drones for aerial photography and videography. These tend to be pricier than the other stunt drones. Some of the drones featured here are for beginners and others for professionals and there is yet another category that caters to both. Choose wisely by reading carefully and deciding wisely. Now the second question- what specific features should you be looking out for? You must decide beforehand, for example, if you want a drone that can automatically track you vs. one that needs to be directly controlled. Once you’ve decided this, look for a drone with the 'follow me' function like Tactic AIRDrone. If you are a beginner, you may also want to check out drones with automated flight modes which don’t require any real flying skills. Also do check if the drone you are buying works with your phone. You should also check out the local drone laws in your country. You may have to get your drone registered if it's too heavy, for example. Find out more before buying a drone, so that you don’t have to spend more on registration fees. Professional photographers, meanwhile, should look out for photo support features. Best Drone Camera in Australia - Conclusion Remember, the cheaper drones do a good job, but you should focus on what you want and make sure you get it in the price range of your choice. Apart from focusing on the camera, make sure that you take the drone’s battery into account as even the most expensive aerial photography drone cameras run out of power in about 30 minutes. Carrying an extra backup battery is the only option and you have to make sure that you factor this cost into the overall drone cost. Finally, look for a drone camera that’s really good if you are serious about your craft and want high- quality visual output. Contact Details Melissa

May 21, 2023 01:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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From Jam Session to Record Contract: Meet “BANDED”, America’s Newest Music Competition Series


Are you ready to discover the next big music super band? “BANDED” is a first-of-its-kind music competition series that takes you behind the scenes of the music industry and lets you witness the birth of the next big music band. Recently, Brandon Jenner, Host of “BANDED”, and Mark Schulman, “BANDED” Judge conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the show. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: AXS TV —a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. —puts the spotlight on rising stars from across the country in the all-new original music competition BANDED, an innovative series that redefines the traditional “build-a-band” concept and showcases exceptional up-and-coming artists who can play, write, and sing. BANDED episodes will premiere every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. on AXS TV. The series also will roll out weekly across all AXS TV digital channels. BANDED is hosted by musician and television personality Brandon Jenner, with recording artist and American Idol finalist Didi Benami as co-host. In the series premiere, 25 contenders were placed into five brand new multi-genre bands under the tutelage of GRAMMY®-winning and -nominated songwriters, producers, and artists such as Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree Wendy Starland, credited with discovering and developing Lady Gaga; as well as Paul Ebersold, Steve Diamond, Justin Wilson, and Dave Pahanish. Each week will feature a roster of legendary mentors and guest judges from across the music spectrum, such as Metal icons Vince Neil and Kip Winger; chart-topping Country star Steve Azar; Vans Warped Tour mastermind Kevin Lyman; and world-class rock ‘n roll drummer Mark Schulman, among many others. The inaugural season presents eight all-new episodes, with six hour-long episodes bookended by the 90-minute season premiere and season finale. A special video podcast will accompany each episode, as BANDED contestants, and stars breakdown all the latest happenings from the show. “We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with AXS TV in launching the inaugural season of BANDED,” said Nico Albano, Executive Producer of the series. “AXS TV’s national and digital platforms are incredibly robust, giving viewers multiple ways to conveniently enjoy our content. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between AXS TV and BANDED, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we move forward into the future.” “ BANDED is the perfect complement to our growing lineup of all-new original music-themed programming, putting a fresh spin on the standard music competition format that brings viewers into the fascinating creative process that each band undertakes,” said Katie Daryl, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming. “We have some truly talented competitors and world-class mentors onboard, and we cannot wait to share all of this and more with our audience when BANDED premieres on AXS TV’s platforms next month.” GameTV will be the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of BANDED. The series will air every Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on GameTV, beginning July 8. “We are excited to be the exclusive home in Canada, and look forward to premiering it this summer,” said Maria Donatelli, Director of Programming for GameTV. Series sponsors include Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown, Verijet, Colgate Optic White, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bulova/Citizen, PRS Guitars, Roland, Gretsch, Zildjian, DW, Fender, and Remo. For more information, please visit Show Teaser About BANDED BANDED, produced by Shadow Entertainment Group, is the first music reality competition show that focuses on the musical talents of the contestants. It aims to give viewers an inside look into the real artistry of creating music. Leveraging highly successful mentors and judges, BANDED will take viewers behind the scenes to witness magic in the making. For more information about the show visit About AXS TV AXS TV is a leading multi-platform music and entertainment digital platform and television company owned and operated by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. AXS TV’s broad library offers content headlined by concerts and music-inspired programming, world-class professional wrestling and MMA. AXS TV’s signature programs include The Top Ten Revealed, The Very VERY Best of the 80s, and Parking Lot Payday. The channel also is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Invicta Fighting Championships. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States, and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, AXS TV’s digital programming can be enjoyed on several different platforms including the AXS.TV website and the Network’s app AXS TV NOW, and FAST Channel, as well as on the Network’s official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter and TikTok profiles. For a full list of providers and territories, please visit About GameTV GameTV is Canada’s leading destination for game shows and entertainment, powered by a rich programming lineup that boasts both classic and modern game shows as well as a wide selection of reality-based series, back-to-back nightly movies, documentaries and more. Game TV is the home of the most recognizable game shows and is the exclusive broadcaster of the UK produced series The Masked Dancer and The Masked Singer. GameTV is available nationally on Bell, Cogeco, Telus, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron, among others. For more information about the network, visit Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

May 19, 2023 02:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ontarians Bet Over $35 Billion in First Year of Legal Online Gambling


After just one year of legalization, Ontario is emerging as one of the largest igaming markets in North America with over 40 operators and 76 websites/apps available. According to Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) VP Andrew Darley, the Ontario igaming market is possibly "number one in the world" in terms of revenue if the iGaming Ontario and OLG data are combined. Darley made the assertion at an Ontario-focused session at SBC Summit North America, explaining that OLG's figures are confidential but significant enough to challenge the world's largest markets. The industry earned nearly $1.4 billion in total gaming income and approximately $35.6 billion in total wagers during its first year. Last April, Ontario became the first Canadian province to launch a legal, regulated market. Since then, the province has accumulated over 1.6 million active player accounts on websites operated by more than 40 operators affiliated with iGaming Ontario. The transition from unregulated sites to the legal market appears to have gone easily; according to an Ipsos poll released Tuesday, 85% of respondents who bet in Ontario did so on licensed sites. This is a significant departure from before the market's debut, when 70% of users gambled on unregulated sites. According to iGaming Ontario, active players spent an average of $70 per month in the previous year. Basketball was the most popular sport to wager on, followed by soccer, football, hockey, and baseball. In the online casino category, slots accounted for 48% of all wagers, while table games with a live dealer accounted for nearly a third and computer-based table games accounted for the remainder. Canada’s New Online Casino & Sportsbook Among the companies looking to gain a meaningful presence in the Ontario online gambling market is NorthStar Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSXV:BET), a Canadian-owned gaming brand that owns and operates NorthStar Bets, an Ontario casino and sportsbook gaming platform that gives players a distinctly local user experience. Along with all of the most popular online casino games, the NorthStar Bets sportsbook offers real-time news, data, analysis, and scores directly in the betting environment. NorthStar Gaming launched Northstar Bets last June in partnership with Playtech PLC (LSE:PTECH) (OTC:PYTCY), a world-leading provider of B2C gambling technology. Under the partnership, Playtech became NorthStar ’s strategic software and services supplier, delivering its IMS platform, casino and live casino services to Ontario’s gambling market. Playtech also recently made a C$12.25 million strategic investment into Northstar Gaming to fuel expansion and growth across the Canadian market. The investment from Playtech, which resulted in a 15.5% ownership stake, completed Northstar ’s reverse takeover (RTO) financing for aggregate gross proceeds of C$22.33 million. NorthStar Gaming mixes a world-class casino and sportsbook experience with first-rate customer service - including live, on-call agents - and original sports news and gaming content. The company uses its strong Ontario roots to give it a distinct advantage: as a true local operator, it has its finger on the pulse of the province and adapts with them, not to them. NorthStar is dedicated to being a leader in the gaming business by achieving the highest security and integrity standards demanded by Canadians. Because of its collaborations and agreements with prominent media firms, including an omnichannel advertising and marketing services agreement with the Toronto Star creator Torstar Corporation, NorthStar is well-positioned to become a leader in the junction of sports media and sports wagering. NorthStar Bets operates in the province under an operating agreement with iGaming Ontario and is regulated by the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission (OAGC). On May 8, NorthStar further expanded its reach through the acquisition of Slapshot Media Inc., a Canadian iGaming marketing and managed services company that specializes in providing managed services to, an iGaming site owned and operated by the Abenaki Council of Wolinak. The purpose of the acquisition is to open up the Canadian market to the NorthStar brand outside of Ontario eventually, as well as to expand NorthStar 's addressable market dramatically through its association with The acquisition of Slapshot Media complements NorthStar 's existing online casino and sportsbook capabilities. will not be available in Ontario and NorthStar Bets will remain NorthStar 's only online casino and sports book in the province. For more information about NorthStar Gaming Holdings Inc. 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Such risks include, without limitation: (a) The Oregon Group’s operations could be adversely affected by possible future government legislation, policies and controls or by changes in applicable laws and regulations; (b) public health crises such as CV-19 may adversely impact The Oregon Group’s business; (c) the volatility of global capital markets; (d) political instability and changes to the regulations governing The Oregon Group’s business operations (e) The Oregon Group may be unable to implement its growth strategy; and (f) increased competition.<br><br>Except as required by law, The Oregon Group undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Neither does The Oregon Group nor any of its representatives make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, sufficiency or completeness of the information in this document. Neither The Oregon Group nor any of its representatives shall have any liability whatsoever, under contract, tort, trust or otherwise, to you or any person resulting from the use of the information in this document by you or any of your representatives or for omissions from the information in this document. 7) Any graphs, tables or other information demonstrating the historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Oregon Group or any other entity contained in this document are intended only to illustrate historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Oregon Group or such entities and are not necessarily indicative of future performance of The Oregon Group or such entities. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 Company Website

May 19, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The APP Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sports Illustrated Tickets


Global fan-first ticketing marketplace joins forces with the APP for highly innovative multi-platform partnership; SI Tickets named Official Ticketing Partner of the APP; New ‘Box Office’ event management platform and primary blockchain NFT ticketing solution transforms fans’ tickets into engaging content, exclusive offers, rewards, and more; SI Tickets to host prominent on-site marketing activations at APP Tour events in 2023 The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today a highly-innovative strategic, multi-platform partnership with SI Tickets, the fan-first ticketing site from Sports Illustrated, which will now serve as the Official Ticketing Provider of the APP and the official home of primary ticket sales for all 2023 APP Tour events, starting with the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open. APP Tour tickets will be available through Box Office by Sports Illustrated Tickets, an innovative event management platform and primary ticketing solution built in partnership with web3 leader ConsenSys and powered by Polygon’s blockchain technology. Launched earlier this month, Box Office is the first global platform to combine a complete NFT ticket solution for events of any size with visibility and adjacency to traditional, non-NFT tickets alongside the biggest in sports, concert and theater on the SI Tickets marketplace. Box Office’s all-new Super Ticket™, a collaboration between SI Tickets and ConsenSys, is an NFT ticket that empowers the APP to remain connected to its fans like never before. Through highlights, collectibles, exclusive offers and more, the Super Ticket™ unlocks engagement opportunities between the APP and its attendees before, during and after events. "Welcoming SI Tickets into the APP family as Official Ticketing and Marketing Partner is truly groundbreaking for our organization, and the sport of pickleball overall," commented Tom Webb, Chief Marketing Officer of the APP. "The Sports Illustrated brand has a storied history and is now building the future of ticketing. This partnership allows the APP to create one-of-a-kind tickets for our events, connect with fans better than ever before, and add value to their event experience." The relationship will kick off at the APP’s crown jewel event, The Boca Raton APP New York City Open, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, May 23 – 28, with a unique on-site marketing activation where players and attendees can create their own commemorative Sports Illustrated digital fan cover to take home and share with family and friends. Tickets to APP Tour events will be available exclusively via SI Tickets starting with the APP Newport Beach Open, held June 28 – July 3. “SI Tickets is proud to team up with The Association of Pickleball Professionals to serve as its Official Ticketing Partner for its 2023 Tour events,” said David Lane, CEO, SI Tickets. “The explosive growth in popularity and participation of pickleball over the last two plus years has been truly remarkable, and we look forward to teaming up with the APP as an anchor partner for our all-new Box Office primary NFT ticketing platform. We’re excited to build on this groundswell of enthusiasm, while delivering incremental value to all APP Tour events, its players, and current and new fans through authentic engagement experiences that only SI Tickets can deliver.” To stay updated on the APP, visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about SI Ticket, visit About SI Tickets First launched in June 2021, SI Tickets by Sports Illustrated puts the fan experience first. In addition to charging zero ($0) transaction fees on any purchase, SI Tickets also guarantees a 100-percent refund if an event is canceled for any reason. The marketplace has over $2.5 billion of inventory and more than 50 million tickets to over 250,000 sports, concerts and theater productions. SI Tickets operates Box Office, an innovative, self-service event management and blockchain-backed primary ticketing solution. Box Office is the first global platform to combine a complete NFT ticket solution for events of any size with visibility and adjacency to traditional, non-NFT tickets alongside the aforementioned SI Tickets marketplace. For more information, visit, or download the app on iOS and Android. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 SI Tickets Matt Ciesluk +1 704-258-3896 Company Website

May 18, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Browns Cornerback Denzel Ward To Host Free Youth Football Camp

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WHO: Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl Cornerback and 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee, Denzel Ward, and his MTKYN Foundation WHAT: Denzel Ward Elite Skills Camp 2023 Ward and his MTKYN Foundation are excited to host their third annual youth football camp. The event will be held at Bedford High School and is totally free of charge for 300 kids in the Greater Cleveland area. The camp is highly anticipated, and all spots were filled within hours. “To be able to play in the city that I grew up in is everything to me. It wasn’t too long ago that I was one of those kids, and I want them to be able to have fun and learn some of the drills that I use in my workouts. I want them to know anything is possible if they work hard and believe in themselves,” said Ward. “My dad was a part of the Bedford School District for many years before he passed in 2016, so bringing the camp to Bedford High School is really special to my family and I,” he added. Not only will Ward be helping to coach the kids through various drills and provide shirts and giveaways for each camper, but the MTKYN Foundation will also be educating both the children and their families on various aspects of Heart Health – which is the mission of their foundation. MTKYN will provide CPR/AED demonstrations and information. WHEN/ WHERE: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 7-9pm (registration begins at 6pm) Bedford High School 481 Northfield Rd Bedford, OH 44146 *Denzel will speak briefly to the media near the entrance to the football field around 7:30-8pm after he greets the campers and spends some time with the kids. For media inquiries or more information on MTKYN: Sarah Edenfield 440-476-6330 / About Make Them Know Your Name Make Them Know Your Name (MTKYN) is a heart health foundation propelled by individuals and organizations willing to take action to positively impact the heart disease epidemic. Denzel Ward and his family experienced first-hand the unexpected loss of their patriarch, Paul G. Ward Jr., to cardiac arrest while he participated in a spin class. He was 46 years old. His premature death left behind a purpose and a legacy to carry on. MTKYN has a mission to spread resources, education, and awareness for heart health and CPR/AED training within the Cleveland community and beyond. Visit for more details. Contact Details Alessandra Chisolm

May 18, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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