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Freelance Creative Jobs Thrive Despite AI Surge

FREELANCER.COM

New data released today by Freelancer.com (ASX: FLN) (OTCQX: FLNCF), the world’s largest freelancing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted, shows an incoming startup boom amongst an unprecedented surge in freelance creative design and AI job growth. The Fast 50 Q1 2023 Index, the world’s largest forward indicator of freelance job trends, analyzes over 304,000 jobs posted to Freelancer.com between January and March 2023. The index finds that jobs for T-Shirt Design (up 33.1%, from 1,403 to 1,868), Covers & Packaging Design (up 27.3%, from 1,128 to 1,436), and Corporate Identity Design (up 24.2%, from 2,474 to 3,073) were the three fastest growing job types by total percentage growth when compared to Q4 2022. These were followed by Product Design (up 22.9%, 1,214 to 1,493) and 3D Design (up 22%, from 5,027 to 6,135) jobs. Design skills with the largest job counts on the platform also grew significantly this quarter. There were a whopping 7,495 extra Graphic Design jobs in Q1 (up 12.1%, from 61,709 to 69,204), followed by an additional 6,731 Logo Design jobs (up 20.4%, from 32,963 to 39,694) and 5,902 extra jobs requiring skills in Photoshop (up 15.4%, from 38,224 to 44,126). Design is both the most in-demand and the highest paying skill on Freelancer.com, as found in the Freelancing in 2022 Report. These types of jobs, particularly logo design, packaging design and t-shirt creation, are typically the starting point for many founders launching a new business. The sudden influx of design, eCommerce and marketing jobs are a key indicator of a boom in startups. Simultaneously, jobs requiring skills in Artificial Intelligence were the seventh fastest growing skill on Freelancer.com (up 20.62% in Q1 2023 from 1,038 to 1,252). Jobs demanding Generative AI skills, such as ChatGPT, Dall-E, Midjourney and Chatbots, grew by more than 325% from 286 in Q4 2022 to 1,216 in Q1 2023. “While many speculate whether AI will take design jobs, our latest data shows that this is certainly not the case. Design jobs are the most popular job type on the platform and continue to grow despite advances in hyper-realistic generative AI tools,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive at Freelancer.com. “What’s more interesting in this data is zooming out and looking at the main trend: the startup boom. The most in-demand jobs on the platform for this quarter are all related to the launch of new businesses. New logo, website and branding jobs. In fact, there were 75 extra logo design jobs posted each day last quarter, which could suggest the launch of 75 new businesses.” The data also shows an increase in Digital Marketing (up 12.8%, from 1,524 to 1,720) and Videography (up 14.2%, from 2,716 to 3,102) jobs which also suggests businesses are focusing more on their online marketing and content creation strategies to amplify their brands. Fastest Falling Jobs of Q1 2023 While design jobs dominated the fastest growing, the jobs that were in less demand in this quarter are related to tech, development and writing. Software Development, which was ranked as the fastest growing job in Q2 2022, began to decline this quarter and was down by 34.4% (from 2,001 to 1,311). Similarly, programming related jobs which were one of the fastest growing skills in Q4 2022 also declined this quarter by 20.9% (from 5,899 to 4,665). Demand for these types of jobs surged last year as many tech employees were laid off globally. However, the new data suggests demand is beginning to stabilize and return to pre-mass layoffs levels. Seasonality also plays into employers moving away from specific types of jobs quarter-to-quarter. Report Writing, Technical Writing, Research Writing and Business Plans were ranked as the fastest growing jobs in Q4 2022 as many employers traditionally turn to freelance support to help prepare end of year reports and 2023 plans. These types of jobs naturally reduce in the first quarter of the year. Fast 50 Q1 2023 - Data Analysis Startup Boom Fuels Creative Design Job Growth Historically, more businesses are started during a recession. Economic downturns have led to the creation of some of the world’s most well known brands, such as Microsoft, Uber and Burger King, just to name a few. Only a few years ago, the world witnessed this trend playing out as COVID sparked a startup boom, which saw a 24 percent increase in new business applications in the United States alone. According to the latest US Census Business Formation Statistics, the number of new business applications is beginning to grow in 2023 by an increase of 451,752, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to February 2023. Data from the latest Freelancer Fast 50 Index suggests there’s a sudden increase in the number of new businesses and startups being launched globally. The fastest growing skills, such as T-Shirt, Covers & Packaging, and Corporate Identity Design, as well as the growth of major jobs such as Logo Design, are all usually posted by founders at the starting point for a new business or venture. T-Shirt Design jobs, as an example, are growing as people hire freelancers to create t-shirts with their business logo as a way of promoting a brand or creating business uniforms. An uptick in Covers and Packaging Design jobs are the result of businesses turning to freelancers for new product labels and marketing brochures. Growth in website building jobs, such as Shopify (up 20.5%, from 2,302 to 2,775), Shopify Templates (up 16.1%, from 1,392 to 1,617) and eCommerce (up 15.5%, from 4,212 to 4,866), also support the rise of new businesses last quarter. Almost three quarters of the fastest growing jobs (72%) posted on Freelancer.com in the last quarter required skills in creative design or marketing. Serial entrepreneur Davuud Ghani, who recently founded Pivitt, a creative and branding support agency based in the United Kingdom, is just one example of how founders are turning to freelancers to support the growth of their business in 2023. “As a start-up, agility is our advantage over mature businesses with similar service offerings. It’s becoming easier for businesses to locate and leverage global talent, with platforms such as Freelancer.com. We are able to really finetune the skills needed on a project basis to drive excellence through our service offering to our partners, keeping us competitive in the market. That’s what our model is built from and has allowed us to secure partnerships with the likes of BMW & MINI,” said Davuud Ghani, founder of Pivitt. Generative AI Jobs Triple In Last Quarter Advancements in artificial intelligent and generative AI are impacting almost every faucet of business and creativity. Powerful AI tools, such as ChatGPT, Dall-E and Midjourney, are becoming smarter and more sophisticated by month, resulting in rapid leaps in capabilities and applications. In the first quarter of 2023, Open AI released GPT-4, introducing a more powerful and intelligent version of the application which could exhibit human level performance on several benchmarks. In the AI image generation space, research lab Midjourney also released the alpha iteration of its 5th version which allowed users to create photorealistic generations. Growing interest for AI is represented clearly in the Fast 50 Q1 2023 data which ranks jobs for Artificial Intelligence as the seventh fastest growing job on the platform, growing by 20.6% up to 1,252 jobs in total. Many projects posted in the first quarter aim to harness AI text generators or automate mass image generation, while some look for freelance experts who can help create their own AI models and applications. Generative AI skills (ChatGPT, Dall-E, Midjourney, Chatbots) grew the fastest over the quarter, recording a total percentage increase of 325% from 286 last quarter to 1,216 in Q1 2023. In total, there were 5,262 jobs requiring skills in AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, ChatGPT and Dall-E. Digital Marketing & Content Creation Popularity of content marketing is growing amongst businesses. Major success stories, such as Netflix’s Drive to Survive series or Spotify’s Wrapped, are pushing businesses and marketers towards incorporating content marketing within their strategies. It’s a trend that was identified in the Fast 50 Q3 2022 Index and is continuing in Q1 2023. Videography (up 14.21%, from to 3,102), Digital Marketing (up 12.86% to 1,720), YouTube (up 11.30% to 1,576), and Video Production (up 10.25% to 5,401) were all in-demand skills last quarter. This finding suggests that businesses are increasingly focusing on online marketing and content creation strategies to reach their target audiences. While YouTube remains as the main platform people are turning to freelancers for support, employer interest in TikTok video creation is also growing, increasing by 25% in Q1 2023, from 405 projects in Q4 2022 to 507 total jobs Q1 2023. Product Design Jobs Apart from design projects specific to branding and new business ventures, the number of 3D Design, Product Design and general Design collectively grew over Q1 2023. ##### Freelancer Fast 50 The Freelancer Fast 50 index is the world’s largest forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The data is based on 304,000 jobs posted to the Freelancer platform between January 1 to March 31 2023. Fast 50 Quarterly Index – Q1 2023 About Freelancer Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 64 million registered users have posted over 22.3 million projects and contests to date in over 2,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer also owns Escrow.com and Loadshift. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. Contact Details freelancer.com Marko Zitko +61 404 574 830 mzitko@freelancer.com

April 21, 2023 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CITY GEAR DROPS PART ONE OF LATEST 'FRESH OFF THE BLOCK' ST. LOUIS FEATURING BOTH A RAPPER & FILMMAKER

Hibbett, Inc.

Hibbett, Inc., (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today announced a new two-part episode of City Gear Fresh Off The Block (FOTB), featuring two men from St. Louis, Missouri. Part one of the episode launches today and part two drops on May 4, 2023 and both will be viewable on You Tube at @CityGearOfficial. The FOTB series first launched in the fall of 2022 to spotlight the stories and lifestyles of sneaker fashion enthusiasts from urban cities across America. The newest FOTB episode introduces viewers to St Louis locals Muhammad Austin, @Mvstermind, rapper, producer and creator of “Mvstercamp" and Drew Brown, @thefilmlord, a digital photographer and cinematographer. Both share their love of St. Louis culture, food and music and how this city has influenced them, their careers and their style. “It’s been fun to bring our Fresh Off The Block project to life with our partners at Nike to emphasize the fashion lifestyle influence of culturally-rich cities like St. Louis,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “St. Louis has a great mix of both southern and midwestern culture and as we see through the lens of Muhammad and Drew, there is an abundance of inspiration and creativity there.” The FOTB crew followed and filmed both Austin and Brown in their hometown and visited some favorite places. In part one, 32 year-old rapper, Muhammad “Mvstermind” Austin takes the crew around to a couple of his favorite dining spots Lefty’s Fried Rice and Seoul Taco. “Man, when I’m not out there soaking up the culture in the city, you can usually find me out in nature, taking in the sights and sounds that St. Louis has to offer, like picnicking in Tower Grove Park with my fam, hiking through the nearby state parks and just strolling through Forest Park and letting my mind unwind. I remember when I was a kid, my dad taking me to City Gear, trying on shoes and picking the perfect outfit for the first day of school. To this day, whenever I go to the City Gear store, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic for those simpler times. If I were to describe the music I create, it’s a reflection of everything I love and everything in my past that’s led me to be my city’s hometown hero.” Austin talks fashion and says St. Louis weather is unpredictable and comfort is key, so he is ready for anything when it comes to his wardrobe. “I’m talking about layering up, mixing and matching pieces so I can add or remove them as needed to stay comfy and look fresh at the same time. Yo, when it comes to sneakers, I need em to pop like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Give me colors that scream out to the world like neon orange. A bold pair of kicks can elevate my whole mood and energy. But that’s just the start, cause I need my sneakers to have some real intention behind em. I ain’t talking about just looking good, I need a story, a purpose, a reason for existing. Whether it’s a collab that brings together two worlds or a shoe that’s made with the planet in mind, I wanna know what’s going on behind the scenes. At the end of the day, sneakers ain’t just shoes to me, they’re a whole vibe, a way to show the world who I am and what I’m about. And when I find a pair that’s got the color, the intention and the innovation all in one, I’m rockin em.” Drew Brown @thefilmlord, 27, has a bachelor’s degree in digital film and video production and is usually on the go, filming projects on location. Since his father gave him his first video camera in high school, Brown has made a career in cinematography and has filmed hundreds of documentaries, music videos and commercials all over the country and is currently on tour with St. Louis born performer Smino. Brown takes the FOTB crew around St. Louis to visit his favorite stylists at The Chop Shop and then to Bus Loop Burgers for his favorite burgers, fries and shakes. They visit The Show Me League, where he played youth basketball and learned life skills both on and off the basketball court. “St. Louis is a melting pot of the United States because we have so many different cultures here.” “St. Louis influenced the way I dress because I have to be comfortable but also have my own unique style,” said Brown. “No one wants to dress like another here, so we venture off and find our own personal style, which sets a tone for our personality. In St. Louis we get fly for every occasion, it’s just how we show who we truly are and how original we are. What drives me to a pair of shoes is the story behind the shoe and how comfortable it can be because as a filmmaker I must be comfortable while carrying heavy cameras and while moving around the city. Three things a shoe must have for me are style, comfort and a colorway to match a high percentage of my wardrobe.” Part one of FOTB debuts today with the second part launching on May 4 th and both can be viewed across multiple social platforms and @CityGearOfficial on You Tube. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1133 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ### Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

April 20, 2023 01:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) Spring 2023 Edition Returns To Hudson Yards, NYC: May 18 & 19

LMCC Ventures LLC

The Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) today announced its first wave of speakers, retail attendees, and showcasing brands for its Spring 2023 Edition, which returns to Hudson Yards in New York City on May 18 & 19, 2023. Launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind B2B event, LMCC has grown into the go-to biannual venue for product discovery and extensive education, connecting visionary CBD and Cannabis wellness, beauty, food/beverage, and lifestyle accessories brands – and their founders – to a powerful combination of hundreds of traditional retail buyers, luxe dispensaries, editorial press, and investors from around the world. 2023: The Year of the Brand “We’ve reimagined the boutique trade show experience by providing an immersive luxury retail environment for our business attendees to discover the finest wellness, beauty, and food & beverage brands in the space,” said LMCC’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Jed Wexler. “And as Cannabis retail comes alive in New York, 2023 truly is ‘The Year of the Brand’ with LMCC being the bridge to a massive new, elevated mainstream CPG wellness category.” In a testament to the mainstreaming of the category, LMCC will welcome a robust roster of industry leaders for two full days of panel discussions – each moderated by a veritable who’s who in media. Speakers: Jacques Tortoroli, CEO, Charlotte’s Web (“The Official CBD of Major League Baseball”) Jake Bullock, Co-Founder & CEO, Cann Tremaine Wright, Cannabis Control Board Chair, New York Office of Cannabis Management Arana Hankin-Biggers, President, Union Square Travel Agency Emily Schildt, Founder & CEO, Pop Up Grocer Amir Zwickel, Founder, SHOWFIELDS Melany Dobson, CEO, Hudson Cannabis & Ben Dobson, President, Hudson Cannabis Media: Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg News Chala June, Contributor, Bon Appétit Brian Underwood, Women’s Health Michael Kusek & Brit Smith, Different Leaf Kelly Kovack, Founder & CEO, BeautyMatter Oset Babür-Winter, Food & Wine Claire McCormack, Beauty Independent Erica La Sala, Beauty Independent Jeremy Berke (‘Cannabis Business Reporter of the Year”) Recently named one of BeautyMatter’s “Top Global Wellness & Beauty Trade Events” and Trade Show Executive Magazine’s “Leading Upcoming Trade Events in North America,” LMCC will present its signature Brand Showcase Studio — a pre-vetted, store-ready exhibition throughout the two-day program featuring keynotes and conversations with speakers, founders, and journalists. The LMCC 2023 Spring Edition will welcome hundreds of buyers from A-tier retail outlets, 50 accepted showcasing brands, 50 industry-leading speakers, and close to 900 global business attendees. Indicating the excitement and opportunity surrounding New York’s just-opened legal Cannabis market, LMCC is slated to host its largest and most impactful event to date. Exclusive New York and National Brand Launches at LMCC Spring 2023 From Charlotte’s Web and the re-rise of CBD wellness to Hudson Cannabis, 1906, Rose Los Angeles, Drew Martin, Dad Grass, PAMOS, and a slew of pioneering New York Cannabis brand launches exclusively during the show, LMCC presents the world’s finest store-ready product portfolios in and outside of the space. View the LMCC Spring 2023 peaker schedule and Brand Showcase Studio line-up at lmccshow.com. Follow LMCC Instagram or LinkedIn. LMCC SPRING 2023 BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO DIRECTORY Brands can still apply to activate their brands at LMCC Spring 2023 HERE. View the latest Brand Showcase Studio directory HERE. LMCC SPRING 2023 RETAIL BUYER PREVIEW Admission is complimentary only for qualified retail buyers and their teams. Register representatives from traditional/online retailers, hotels/spas, independent wellness boutiques, luxe dispensaries, natural markets, and more HERE. ### Attendee Tickets: Two-day, all-access passes to LMCC Spring 2023 are $695. Purchase passes HERE. About LMCC: Founded in 2018, LMCC Ventures LLC is the parent company of the annual Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC) in New York City. LMCC is the premier B2B event connecting A-tier retailers, media, investors, leading dispensaries, and CPG executives to premium CBD, hemp and Cannabis brands — with a keen focus on beauty, wellness, food & beverage. Past participants include retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, Credo Beauty, and Bloomingdale’s; media including The New York Times, Glossy, Travel & Leisure, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Robb Report; and speakers from Mitch Baruchowitz (Merida Capital Holdings) and Cindy Capobianco (Lord Jones) to Bobbi Brown and Frederic Fekkai. Guidelines & Legal: Cannabis in name only; No smoking or vaping on any kind permitted inside the venue; Illegal products will NOT be allowed on-site Local laws strictly apply. Badge or Pass Required: LMCC is an invite-only B2B trade event not open to the public. A badge or pass is required. Contact Details LMCC Press Katie Shapiro +1 303-882-5596 katie@katieshapiromedia.com Company Website https://www.lmccshow.com/

April 20, 2023 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Siti Scommesse Non AAMS - Migilori Bookmakers Senza AAMS Licenza

AM Mediterranean

Il mercato del betting online sta vivendo un’ascesa incredibile. Ad oggi sono sempre di più gli appassionati di sport che decidono di far fruttare economicamente le loro conoscenze sportive piazzando scommesse sui risultati delle partite o delle competizioni in generale. Di conseguenza aumentano anche gli operatori che entrano nel mercato del betting online, inclusi i siti non AAMS ( ad oggi ADM). Elenco dei Bookmaker Senza AAMS + Bonus Senza Deposito: BiamoBet ZodiacBet Dolly Scommesse Pribet BC.Game Se sei abbastanza attivo nell’effettuare scommesse sportive, ti sarai probabilmente chiesto cosa sono i siti scommesse non AAMS e soprattutto se sono sicuri. Iniziamo quindi dalle basi: I siti non AAMS sono bookmaker che non hanno una licenza rilasciata dall’Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli. Se sono siti legali hanno però autorizzazioni concesse da altri organismi competenti, di calibro internazionale. La prima differenza che va definita è quella tra casinò stranieri e casinò illegali, dato che non si tratta di categorie necessariamente coincidenti. Per assurdo, anche un sito italiano potrebbe essere illegale, se non ha ricevuto l'autorizzazione da nessuna autorità competente. I siti non AAMS legali hanno semplicemente una licenza rilasciata da un organismo diverso da quello italiano. I siti illegali operano invece nella totale illegalità: non hanno licenze né autorizzazioni e spesso si tratta di siti che scompaiono dal webnel giro di poche settimane. Quali sono le autorità competenti a rilasciare le licenze per i siti non AAMS sicuri? Ce ne sono diverse e, a seconda del grado di severità che applicano nel valutare le richieste da parte degli allibratori, si sono guadagnate la relativa fama di controllori più o meno autorevoli. Ecco le principali autorità per i siti scommesse non AAMS: Malta Gaming Authority: l'autorità di Malta è una delle prime ad essere apparsa nel gambling online visto che è stata fondata nel 2011 e, ad oggi, rimane tra le più autorevoli del settore. La sua competenza copre sia il betting sportivo che i casinò, oltre alle autorizzazioni rilasciate anche ai provider che forniscono giochi. L'obiettivo della MGA è quello di rendere gli ambienti virtuali per le scommesse sani e puliti; United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC): l’autorità del Regno Unito per il gambling è forse l’organismo più autorevole al mondo, grazie all’estrema difficoltà con cui le licenze di gioco a distanza vengono rilasciate. Fondata nel 2014, la UKGC ha fin dall’inizio adottato una politica molto restrittiva sul rilascio di licenze. Tra l’altro, le verifiche che vengono effettuate si protraggono anche durante l’attività del sito, per assicurare che i parametri iniziali siano sempre rispettati e mantenuti; Curacao Antillephone: l’autorità di Curacao è un altro nome che ti capiterà spesso di incontrare nel betting online. Anche in questo si tratta di un operatore molto conosciuto per l’affidabilità delle sue decisioni, sempre basate su sicurezza. affidabilità e solvibilità. Va specificato che quest’agenzia non rappresenta il governo di Curacao ma un ente a cui il governo del Paese ha delegato la relativa funzione. Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA): se ti capita di imbatterti nel sito autorizzato dall’autorità di Gibilterra, anche in questo caso puoi procedere senza incertezza. Nonostante si tratti di una delle agenzie più esigenti per il rilascio delle licenze di gioco, le richieste da parte degli operatori sono sempre tantissime, grazie al grado di autorevolezza che implica la licenza GRA. Alderney Gambling Commission: la AGC è una delle autorità di cui dovresti addirittura cercare il logo quando entri in un sito di betting. Il fatto che sia stata inclusa t ra le autorità raccomandate dalla UKGC la dice lunga sul livello di affidabilità di quest’agenzia, situata nell’isola del canale inglese. Anche la AGC è stata fondata diversi anni fa, nel 2000 anche se il numero di allibratori con questa licenza non è ancora altissimo. Quelle viste finora sono le principali autorità che autorizzano i siti non AAMS sicuri. Ce ne altre, ad esempio la Gambling Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man o la Gambling Commission of Cyprus. Possono esserci delle lievi differenze tra l’una o l’altra: in caso di dubbi, effettua sempre le tue ricerche o dai un ’occhiata alla lista che abbiamo indicato sopra. In pochi minuti puoi assicurarti un’esperienza di gioco serena e soddisfacente! I Migliori Siti Sscommesse non AAMS Il fatto di operare con licenza è il requisito minimo indispensabile per selezionare dei bookmaker affidabili e sui puoi puntare alle vincite. Ma volendo andare oltre, quali sono i migliori siti non AAMS su cui giocare? Oltre a una lista dei migliori operatori che abbiamo già predisposto, è importante capire c ome selezioniamo i vari bookmaker. L’apparenza non ci interessa, perché andiamo dritti alla sostanza, quindi ci concentriamo su: Sicurezza Legalità Quote e payout Mercati disponibili Bonus Assistenza clienti Modalità di pagamento Ecco alcuni esempi concreti di siti non AAMS sicuri che meritano il nostro tempo e le nostre puntate. Greatwin GreatWin è un operatore che offre un'esperienza di gioco a 360°, dato che include sia le scommesse sportive che il casinò. Fondato nel 2020 e autorizzato dall’Autorità di Curacao, questo bookmaker non ha fatto fatica a farsi strada nell’arena competitiva degli allibratori grazie a un palinsesto di tutto rispetto e anche i bonus. La grafica del sito è moderna e pulita e anche l'organizzazione dei contenuti è focalizzata sull'esperienza utente, evitando quindi di creare confusione e affaticare il gameplay. Tra le Top Leagues disponibili sul sito troviamo: Premier League LaLiga Serie A Bundesliga Ligue 1 TT Elite Series NBA Formula 1 2023 Appena entrati nella pagina, a destra troviamo gli eventi sportivi più popolari, incluse le relative quote. A sinistra invece sono riportati tutti gli sport su cui puntare e sono veramente tanti, oltre 40. A fianco ad ogni sport viene anche riportato il numero attuale di eventi per il betting. Un'altra funzione interessante è quella del formato della puntata, che puoi modificare in decimale, frazione e sistema americano. Se ami la modalità live del gioco, anche in questo caso non rimarrai deluso: cliccando sulla sezione Live Betting potrai accedere al palinsesto delle scommesse in streaming e selezionare uno dei tantissimi eventi. Va anche notato che GreatWin è uno dei pochi bookmaker a proporre l’ippica: la sezione Horse Racing ti porta infatti nel mercato delle scommesse sui cavalli, una delle più ricche del panorama virtuale. Fezbet Fexbet è uno dei casinò più recenti apparsi nel settore del betting. Lanciato nel 2020 da Araxio Developmwnt N.V, il sito è autorizzato dall’autorità di Curacao con licenza n. 151791. Anche in questo caso l’ offerta di gioco affianca casinò, sport e sport live. Appena aperta la schermata troviamo, sulla sinistra, una lunga lista di sport e una ancora più ricca offerta di eventi su cui piazzare le puntate. Solo a titolo esemplificativo troviamo: Il calcio (al momento della scrittura offre +900 eventi) Il tennis, con più di 173 eventi Il basket con oltre 337 eventi Il baseball, con oltre 188 competizioni Il motorsport, con più di 190 gare. Non mancano ovviamente tutti gli sport più di nicchia, come il badminton, il curling e lo ski jumping. I vari tipi di puntata per ogni sport sono diversi. Prendendo ad esempio il calcio, oltre a tutta la serie degli Under troviamo i l primo gol, la doppia chance, l’handicap, l’handicap 1x2, l’ultimo goal, il margine vincente, i gol esatti, e così via. Tra le altre caratteristiche più interessanti di Fezbet troviamo i pagamenti. Oltre ad essere presenti i sistemi più popolati e sicuri come carte di credito, debito e eWallet, i player possono anche decidere di effettuare le loro puntate in criptovaluta. Bitcoin, Ethereum Ripple e Litecoin sono tra le crypto disponibili sul sito. Stelario Stelario Casino è stato lanciato nel 2020 e ad oggi è già in cima alle preferenze dei giocatori di vari Paesi, grazie alla qualità dei suoi giochi e all’offerta di bonus particolarmente stuzzicanti. Stelario è di proprietà di Stelario Casino, un operatore autorizzato con licenza di Curacao. Dando un’occhiata più nel dettaglio ai giochi, troviamo più di 4.000 titoli tra cui scegliere, di cui la maggior parte sono slot, visto che rappresentano la scelta più amata dei player. Tra i provider del casinò troviamo i nomi più rinomati del settore, tra cui: Play’n GO Playtech Yggdrasil Endorphina Blueprint Gaming Amatic Thunderkick Playson Molto buona anche la selezione degli altri giochi, che comprendono le sezioni: Popolari torni minigiochi Bonus Games Giochi con jackpot Giochi da tavolo Hot Il player può anche creare una lista personale di giochi con la sezione preferiti, mentre per accedere al casinò live è sufficiente cliccare sulla relativa scritta. Winlegends WinLegends è un coloratissimo sito di casinò online lanciata addirittura nel 2023 e autorizzato da Curacao. Giovane e ambizioso, questo operatore offre un parco gioco veramente ampio, in grado di soddisfare tutti i player, sia per stile che per variabilità di puntata. Appena entrati nella pagina principale notiamo una caratteristica molto innovativa: puoi scegliere uno dei tre personaggi, Lara, Indy e Ber che saranno i tuoi avatar durante il gameplay. Ogni personaggio ha anche associato uno specifico bonus, che puoi sbloccare una volta terminata la registrazione. Tutto il casinò ha uno stile molto originale e divertente, con una grafica un po’ stile cartone. In basso basso troviamo le varie sezioni del sito, tra cui: Games Casinò live Promozioni Obiettivi raggiunti Shop Races Sezione Vip Per quanto riguarda il parco giochi, non hai che l’imbarazzo della scelta per iniziare la tua avventura. Le slot sono le più numerose e sono tutte creazioni dei provider più rinomati del settore tra cui: PragmaticPlay Play’n Go Evolution Push gaming Nolimit city Relax Quickspin Pragmatic Live Yggdrasil NetEnt Hacksaw ISoftBet BTG Thunderkick EvoPlay RedTiger BGaming BetGames RubyPlay Playpearls One Touch Un altro dettaglio che apprezziamo molto è la possibilità di poter cercare la slot che preferisci in base ai filtri di ricerca che sono: Elevata volatilità Moltiplicatore di vincita Tumbling reel Paga in entrambe le direzioni Simboli impilati Scegli bonus Megaway Acquista funzionalità Come avviene per la maggior parte dei siti non AAMS, la scelta e la qualità non mancano! OhMySpins OhMySpins è un sito di casinò online e bookmaker lanciato nel 2021 dalla società Rabidi N.V, già da tempo presente sul mercato del gambling con altri brand di successo. Il casinò è autorizzato dall’autorità di Curacao e ad oggi risulta tra i siti non AAMS sicuri. La scelta offerta dall’allibratore è ampia sia dal punto di vista delle scommesse sportive che dei giochi di casinò. Il palinsesto sportivo è suddiviso in 4 sezioni: Scommesse sportive Scommesse live Ippica Sport virtuali Per quanto riguarda le puntate classiche, le discipline sportive sono veramente tante e includono: Calcio tennis tennis da tavolo Basket Hockey sul ghiaccio Pallavolo Box Beach Volley Bathlon Curling Golf Waterpolo Squash Gaelic Football Le quote sono tra le più elevate rispetto agli altri competitor mentre per il formato delle quote, puoi scegliere tra quello decimale, in frazioni e americano. Per quanto riguarda invece le puntate live, troviamo: Calcio tennis Basket Tennis da tavolo Pallavolo Baseball Nella sezione del casinò trovi oltre 4.000 giochi, di cui principalmente slot machine. Se ami le emozioni del casinò dal vivo, accomodati nel casinò live, dove puoi sempre trovare un tavolo disponibile! Come selezionare i migliori siti scommesse non AAMS I siti scommesse non AAMS sono tanti, tantissimi anzi, quindi è normale volerne provare il più possibile, visto le maggiori opportunità che offrono rispetto ai siti non ADM. Come fare però per selezionare solo gli operatori seri e affidabili, ma che abbiano anche un’offerta sia di giochi che di bonus di qualità elevata? Ecco una breve guida, semplice ma completa, sulle caratteristiche a cui dovresti sempre guardare prima di registrarti sui siti non AAMS: La licenza: l o abbiamo già visto prima ma vale la pena ricordarlo e soprattutto precisare che l a presenza di una licenza di gioco può essere verificata direttamente sulla pagina principale del bookmaker, dove di regola viene riportato il logo dell'autorità e il numero di licenza. Nel dubbio, effettuiamo una rapida ricerca per capire se quel sito è effettivamente autorizzato; La reputazione: su Internet le notizie corrono veloci, velocissime anzi. Se ci imbattiamo in uno dei siti scommesse non AAMS, diamo un’occhiata a quello che le recensioni dei professionisti ci dicono. Ormai sul web se ne trovano tantissime, e la maggior parte sono spiegate in maniera chiara, per illustrare al giocatore punti di forza e debolezze di ogni sito. Anche le stesse recensioni dei player possono avere una loro utilità, con una precisazione però: spesso il giocatore che perde tende a dare la responsabilità al casinò mentre il gioco è, da sempre, è dettato dalla fortuna; L’offerta del palinsesto: gli italiani amano il calcio, si questo non ci sono dubbi, ma anche tanti altri sport. Prima di registrarci su un bookmaker, diamo u n'occhiata al palinsesto sportivo, quindi non solo il numero di sport presenti ma anche la lista degli eventi su cui puoi puntare. Un allibratore con una scelta limitata di eventi sportivi non è sicuramente un grande professionista del settore e l'esperienza di gioco potrebbe risentirne; Il parco giochi: discorso simile è quello per i giochi da casinò, con una piccola differenza: per le case da gioco virtuali l'acquisto dei giochi comporta un costo. Più titoli trovi e maggiore è stato l'investimento del casinò. Di conseguenza, ci troviamo di fronte a una società non solo che opera da professionista ma che ha anche un patrimonio di base ampio, che consente un investimento di elevato valore per migliorare l'esperienza del player; Bonus e promozioni: un altro aspetto che interessa sempre molto i player è quello dei bonus. Quali e quanti bonus offrono i siti non AAMS sicuri? In linea generale, i siti stranieri hanno una scelta di offerte più ampia e conveniente rispetto a quella dei siti AAMS, per un motivo semplice: hanno una maggiore flessibilità e, trattandosi di siti internazionali, fanno leva su una maggiore capacità economica; Metodi di pagamento disponibili: quali e quanti metodi per effettuare i pagamenti sono disponibili? Che tipo di sicurezza offrono? Anche questo è uno dei primi aspetti che vanno valutati quando decidi di giocare in un casinò non AAMS. Se dai una veloce occhiata ai migliori siti scommesse non AAMS, noterai che è presente un’ampia lista di metodi di pagamento e deposito, oltre alla possibilità di utilizzare le crypto, una modalità di inviare e ricevere valore che si sta diffondendo sempre di più. Altro aspetto importante è, nel 99% dei casi, l ’assenza di commissioni per i depositi e prelievi: quello che vinci è esattamente quello che ricevi sul tuo conto di gioco. Termini di pagamento: per effettuare un deposito o un prelievo a volte è necessario attendere qualche ora o qualche giorno. Per non rimanere in ansia, è meglio verificare prima quali sono i termini necessari: ogni operazione economica richiede degli accurati controlli da parte del casinò, per accertare che la persona che preleva i fondi sia effettivamente il soggetto autorizzato a farlo. Pro e contro dei siti scommesse non AAMS Perché un giocatore dovrebbe decidere di giocare sui siti stranieri? Sui siti non AAMS cosa si rischia e quali sono invece i pro che vanno presi in considerazione prima di iscriversi a un sito straniero? Diamo un’occhiata alla nostra panoramica completa che ti consente di decidere in tutta autonomia se procedere o meno verso questa tipologia di bookmaker. Pro Hanno limiti minimi e massimi più flessibili per i depositi, prelievi e puntate. Sui siti non AAMS è più facile trovare puntate da 0,01 ma anche limiti molto elevati, adatti agli high roller; Puoi scegliere diverse valute per le transazioni finanziarie: trattandosi di operatori internazionali, puoi scegliere spesso la valuta in cui effettuare le scommesse. Questo può essere utile se hai un wallet con altre valute oltre agli euro; Puoi utilizzare la tua crypto per giocare: ormai sono in tantissimi gli utenti che hanno un wallet crypto che non sempre vogliono utilizzare per gli investimenti. Visto l'utilizzo ancora limitato di questa valuta, un modo di utilizzo può essere proprio quello dei casinò non AAMS; Selezioni di giochi e scommesse più ampia: i migliori siti scommesse non AAMS offrono una selezione più ampia sia di giochi che di sport su cui effettuare le puntate. Il fatto di appartenere spesso a grandi società internazionali e di rivolgersi a un pubblico molto ampio, che copre più Paesi, porta alla necessità di soddisfare preferenze diverse; Bonus più generosi: che tu sia un appassionato di sport betting o di giochi da casinò, i siti non AAMS offrono di regola bonus a condizioni migliori. Le condizioni migliori non riguardano solo il contenuto del bonus, quindi la somma accreditata, i free spin regalati o il cashback sbloccato, ma anche i requisiti minimi di puntata. Contro Non sono regolati dall’AAMS: la conseguenza è che il sito potrebbe essere oscurato dall’ADM una volta rilevata la visibilità al pubblico italiano. La frequenza con cui questo accade è praticamente nulla ma è bene tenere presente questa possibilità, anche se remota; Potrebbe essere p iù difficile individuare i casinò illegali: a volte non è semplice capire se un logo è originale o un fake. Per pigrizia, spesso i player evitano di effettuare ricerche e si affidano al primo portale che sembra essere legittimo. Questo in realtà è un discorso che non riguarda solo i siti non AAMS cosa si rischia ma tutto il mondo del gambling, Alcuni metodi di pagamento potrebbero non essere disponibili: facciamo riferimento a quei metodi tipicamente italiani che raramente vengono inclusi nei siti internazionali, vista la limitata utilità che hanno. I giochi dello sport betting sui siti non AAMS Sui siti scommesse non AAMS trovi una scelta ampia dei palinsesti sportivi. A differenza dei siti ADM, ampio spazio viene dato anche alle competizioni sportive internazionali sia degli sport più popolari come il calcio, il basket, il golf, il cricket, l’ippica fino alle discipline sportive più di nicchia. In sintesi, quando giochi nei migliori siti scommesse non AAMS puoi accedere a: Scommesse online sui tuoi sport preferiti Scommesse live Betting tramite mobile eSport e sport virtuali Si tratta in sintesi di una prospettiva sui mercati sportivi molti più ampia di quello che puoi aspettarti da un normale casinò AAMS. Domande frequenti - FAQ È legale scommettere sui siti non AAMS? Sì, scommettere sui siti stranieri non è vietato in Italia, così come nel resto del mondo. Se incappi in un casinò illegale, allo stesso modo non subirai conseguenze. Sarà il casinò stesso che dovrà rispondere alle autorità competenti. È sicuro scommettere nei siti scommesse non AAMS? In linea generale sì, ma occorre sempre fare attenzione al casinò in cui decidi di giocare. Per evitare brutte sorprese, puoi dare un’occhiata alla lista dei criteri che abbiamo pubblicato per individuare i migliori siti scommesse non AAMA. Posso effettuare depositi e prelievi nella mia valuta locale nei siti non AAMS? Sì, assolutamente. Uno dei vantaggi di questi casinò è la possibilità di scegliere tra diverse valute, che comprendono non solo le valute fiat più diffuse ma anche le criptovalute. I siti non AAMS sono tradotti in italiano? Sì, la maggior parte dei siti non AAMS sono localizzati in lingua italiana e offrono un’assistenza che risponde anche in italiano. Contact Details Florentino Lorenzo Florentino@gguk.media

April 19, 2023 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Get Out and Celebrate Trails…It’s Earth Day!

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trail advocacy organization, is encouraging Americans to kick off the spring trail season on Celebrate Trails Day. Celebrate Trails Day, aligned with Earth Day this year, comes at a time of unprecedented opportunity for trails, walking and biking —bringing new focus to trails as essential infrastructure to the health and well-being of people, places and the planet. Recently, RTC’s vice president of communications, Brandi Horton, participated in a satellite media tour campaign to talk about how to make the most out of America’s trails. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/wDHgN8pUxPY A recent opinion poll conducted by RTC found that most Americans (87%) feel that trails contribute to the well-being of the community and two-thirds of Americans say they’re interested in using trails more than they do now—26% say a lot more and 36% say a little more. Overall, a majority of people (62%) report using trails once a week or less, but 24% say they’re using trails more than they did in the past year, which is particularly true for Black (35%) and Latino (27%) trail users. The majority of trips taken in this country are within a 20-minute bike ride or less, more than one in four trips are within a 20-minute walk or less, and 11.5% of all trips are made by walking and biking. By swapping more of these trips from car trips to walking or biking, the U.S. economy could save more than $22 billion annually and save 54 million tons of CO2 annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 25% of Americans are inactive and that increasing our physical activity is one of the best things we can do for our health. Findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends parks, trails and greenways as infrastructure interventions that increase physical activity. For the last decade, Celebrate Trails Day has been the nation’s annual spring celebration of America’s trails and a motivator for people to be active—more than 750 events have taken place nationwide, rallying tens of thousands of people. In 2022, participants reported more than 65 minutes being physically active outside on the trail, which contributed significantly to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity adults should get each week. Combined, participants logged over 812,000 minutes of physical activity on Celebrate Trails Day, and one quarter (24%) reported swapping a short car trip for a walk or a bike ride to their destination. This nationwide moment continues to be a meaningful and symbolic way to illustrate the direct impact that trails have on some of the most pressing issues facing communities across the country. For more information about Celebrate Trails Day, to find events, and to enter to win prizes, visit railstotrails.org and follow #CelebrateTrails on social media. ------------------------------------------------------ About Brandi Horton Brandi Horton serves as RTC’s vice president of communications. She has dedicated her career to communications for social change and is passionate about creating communities that promote health and well-being. For more than 20 years, she has partnered with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to leverage communications strategies to organize and engage audiences in support of social good. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her family, where she regularly frequents the Four Mile Run and W&OD trails en route to work, the playground and little league games. About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong. RTC is dedicated to building a nation connected by trails, reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. Connect with RTC at railstotrails.org and @railstotrails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 19, 2023 03:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dear America, Mission Possible: Prevention and Cures Starts Now

The American Center for Cures

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. The exceptional leadership and resilience of this nation has been an inspiration to Dr. Rick Boxer and me, prompting us to embark on a vital mission that resonates with every American, regardless of wealth, race, or political affiliation: combating disease. Despite our nation's efforts, we have not achieved the level of prevention and cures necessary to alleviate the suffering and burden of diseases that affect us all. It is time for a paradigm shift, and we believe that every American is in a unique position to help drive this transformation. The American Center for Cures, which we co-founded, aims to establish a fully funded private-sector mission dedicated to preventing and curing the most devastating diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, various forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and all other diseases including orphan diseases. Our vision is to assemble the most successful CEOs in America to lead individual centers focused on these diseases, with each center receiving $36 billion in funding. By combining resources, leadership, focus, and a sense of urgency, we believe we can create a new era in disease prevention and cures. This effort has the potential to be the most significant legacy issue of our lifetimes, impacting not only American families but also the global community. We humbly request Corporate America’s public endorsement and the social support of the American People to provide hope to millions and promote a business-like model of accountability that is currently lacking. Furthermore, we encourage you to urge every member of Congress and the White House to expedite their support for this initiative. We are not merely asking for their backing; we are insisting on it. This mission is for you, your children, and future generations. It is likely that you and your loved ones have been personally affected by a disease that should no longer exist. By embracing this mantle of leadership today, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals. Former Secretary of Health Tom Price has stated that the American Center for Cures could rival the greatest achievements in American history. My partner, Dr. Rick Boxer, was recently appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Biden. We need your voice and skills now more than ever. We commend the extraordinary work of researchers around the world and their commitment to delivering cures. However, a systemic issue exists within the medical use authorization and approval process, and it delays getting cures into the hands of the people who need them now. We’re on the cusp of curing pancreatic, breast, and brain cancer, as well as preventing heart attacks but the current model, because of economic- and process -related obstacles, does not accommodate success. The American Center for Cures is offering a solution to this problem by providing a mission, funding, responsibility, accountability, and leadership, will fundamentally restructure and speed the process of working with the FDA and all relevant parties for authorized cures. Just like the speed of getting the COVID vaccine approved and authorized for use, American Center for Cures is committed to bringing new cures and treatments to patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. We believe that now is the time to harness our global technological advances to establish a process and urgency that will bring these pieces together for the betterment of humanity. By acting today, we can create a lasting legacy in the fight against disease. We are Unity Strong! Best regards, Lou Weisbach Co-founder, The American Center for Cures About American Center for Cures The American Center for Cures (ACC) initiative is a fully funded mission to prevent, treat or cure diseases that plague every American family. The initiative will be funded by the sale of $750B bonds by the Federal Reserve, providing the capital needed to accelerate the current trajectory of medicine. Annual interest will be paid through the licensing of new compounds and drugs to pharmaceutical companies. The principal will be repaid by savings provided to the United States Government through successes in the areas of prevention and cures. The ACC business model will cost the government and taxpayers nothing, making this the single most impactful investment on behalf of the American people in the nation’s history. For more information, please visit https://theamericancenterforcures.org. Contact Details Rainier Communications Jenna Beaucage +1 508-340-6851 jbeaucage@rainierco.com Company Website https://theamericancenterforcures.org

April 19, 2023 01:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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NuggMD to Launch the Too-High Hotline on 4/20, Providing Much-Needed Peer Counseling to Those Who Overindulge

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With the launch of its Too-High Hotline, NuggMD, the nation's leading medical marijuana telemedicine platform, is helping accidental cannabis overindulgers to find support this 4/20. It's that time of year again. And while 4/20 is arguably a dedicated cannabis users' favorite holiday, it's time to remind our fellow interdimensional explorers to indulge responsibly. States have seen an explosion in much-needed harm reduction measures, thanks to the reduced stigma around cannabis use. Still, many Americans resist seeking help for highly emotional psychedelic experiences because cannabis is still illegal at the federal level. This results in unguided use by novices unprepared to deal with the powerful mental effects, and every year, emergency visits for excess cannabis consumption spike on 4/20. NuggMD is committed to providing educational material to patients explaining the differing intensity and duration between consumption methods, how other cannabis users approach dosing, and how tolerances vary significantly between users. And this 4/20, in the interest of harm reduction, NuggMD is establishing a “Too High Hotline” to provide free, confidential peer support to those who indulge a little too much, despite ample precautions. "It's easy to accidentally overdo it with cannabis," says Kam Babazade, NuggMD co-founder and COO. "Tolerances are so widely varied. Some patients can take a 50mg edible and not feel a thing, while others are overwhelmed by microdoses of 2.5mg. There's no need to feel ashamed! It has happened to most cannabis users at one time or another. The psychological experience can be very intense, and no one should be forced to go it alone because of stigma." Of course, it's appropriate to seek medical attention if a cannabis user has a medical emergency while under the influence. But more often, the problem is a lack of emotional support, which a patient is unlikely to find in an emergency room. That's where the Too High Hotline comes in. NuggMD’s “Too High Hotline” is available to everyone in the United States this 4/20 to offer support during or after their cannabis experience. NuggMD is also educating patients about harm reduction and support options through a dedicated landing page, nationwide email notifications to their network of over a million patients, and additional ongoing campaigns focused on harm reduction and safe consumption. To learn more about NuggMD’s Too High Hotline, please visit https://www.nuggmd.com/support. About NuggMD NuggMD is the nation's leading medical marijuana technology platform, serving patients in 22 states and growing. They have connected over 1 million patients with their new medical marijuana doctors face-to-face via their state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. NuggMD believes that every person should have the right to access medical cannabis for their qualifying conditions and is fully committed to helping each patient explore all treatment options for their health and well-being. For further information, visit NuggMD.com. Contact Details Andrew Graham +1 646-385-0189 andrew.g@getnugg.com Company Website http://www.nuggmd.com

April 19, 2023 01:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Circles Modernizes Group Support with First Free ‘Audio-Only’ On-Demand Service

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In the middle of the night when you are overwhelmed with grief, reeling from a job loss or just in need of someone who knows what you are going through, where do you turn. Technology company Circles is on a mission to solve that problem. Today, the company announced that Circles On-Demand, the first of its kind on-demand audio support group app, is now available to the general public. Circles fills a void in the e-therapy market by focusing on the therapeutic value of sharing and listening to others with the same pain, issue, or challenge. Circles has modernized the support group by empowering users to find emotional support from people who are dealing with the same issues, in real time. The wide ranging topics of groups includes: single dads rebuilding their lives after divorce, adults coping with disability, women navigating infertility and people grieving the loss of loved ones. Circles taps into the power of finding and giving support to those who are going through the same issues. “ People still need people, and that is especially true when you are faced with life's challenges,” says Irad Eichler, Co-Founder and CEO of Circles. We have learned from our community that although people often have a support system, they still feel alone. It has been our mission to provide a safe place where people feel seen and heard, whether they are going through divorce, experiencing illness, struggling with body image or navigating a layoff. We understand the power of connecting with people who understand exactly what you are going through and with this new offering we are proud to provide easy real-time access to emotional support for anyone who needs it.” Since the company launched in 2020, they have been a source of support for 50,000 people. Circles On-Demand opened to limited users in 2022 and already has 200 and growing support groups. During the beta, divorce and cancer accounted for 35% of all rooms, but in the past two months, demand for groups dealing with narcissistic relationships grew by 100%. Each Circles group is led by a facilitator. Since the beta launch of Circles On-Demand, more than 200 groups have already formed validating the need that people need help and feel better connecting with others that face the same challenges. Circles On-Demand is free of charge and anyone can start or join a group. The app allows people to be anonymous and only requires a first name to sign-up. The company provides training materials to help facilitators be successful, and is currently working on an AI integration that will provide help to guides in real time. Circles On-Demand has helped people to find community and connection when they most need it. During the holidays, groups hosted happy hours to help people feel less lonely. There was even a comedy hour for grief support, providing users with an outlet to laugh through a difficult time. Julie Edstrom has used Circles to support her through grief, and says, “I lost both of my parents 16 days apart in 2021 to COVID. I am a retired Grief and Trauma Therapist so I have high expectations for grief groups. Circles exceeds my expectations.” Circles user, Mark, is healing from a narcissistic relationship and offers, “The group is comfortable and open. Being able to express what's happening and feeling others' stories. There's no judgment nor criticism. People can talk freely and share their pain, their growth and seek that light at the end of the tunnel.” To join or start a support group, download the Circles app on the Apple App Store or Google Play. About Circles Circles was founded in 2020 in Israel with a mission to make support accessible and affordable to everyone. The global company launched in the United States in 2021 and differentiated itself from the e-therapy market by focusing on the therapeutic value of sharing and listening to others with the same pain, issue, or challenge. The company closed a Series A round of $16.5 million in May 2022. Contact Details Circles Karen Swim circles-pr@wordsforhirellc.com Company Website https://circlesup.com/

April 19, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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A Medical Thriller with Humor and Heart

Greenleaf Book Group

Dr. Vince DeLuca, a burnt-out OB-GYN with PTSD, overhears suspicious mumblings from a recovering patient. It could just be the ramblings of a woman on too much morphine, but Vince knows the patient’s husband is the CEO of a major defense company, and when she hands him the contact information for an arms dealer, Vince finds himself tangled in a world of terrorists, weapons, and espionage. Code Crisis (Greenleaf Book Group Press, Apr. 18, 2023), the debut novel of Dr. Joseph M. Purpura, follows Vince on a fast-paced and thrilling adventure that blends medical expertise, high-stakes action, humor, and romance. Vince decides to leave it to the FBI, not suspecting that they would send him Carolyn, a drop-dead gorgeous, slightly insane CIA agent who needs his help. Vince is soon thrown into the fray and finds himself both utterly in love and using everything he has ever learned in his medical career—including how to clamp a subclavian artery with a zip tie—to help home in on the terrorists’ plot, but not before they discover him and come looking for blood. “An exquisitely developed and propulsive novel that delivers high tension, humor, and magnetic characters in equal measure.” Said T.C. Boyle, PEN/Faulkner Award winner and author of 2022’s I Walk Between the Raindrops. “ Code Crisis is not only an addictive read, it shines with the authenticity of the author’s insights into medicine, criminality, and the emotions that make us human.” “Purpura, an MD by training, weaves action and gritty tradecraft but never loses sight of DeLuca’s humanity,” said Jamie Freveletti, award-winning author of the Emma Caldridge series and Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal. “The result is a novel that’s impossible to put down.” Kirkus Indie says, “The way that Purpura draws on his medical knowledge in compelling ways and his writing about Vince’s grieving process can be poignant.” The review goes on to call the book “a spy tale that works best as a character study of grief.” “Purpura’s inviting voice, witty characters, persuasive milieu, and fast-moving—even hurtling—plot ensure readers are hooked till the very end,” says Publishers Weekly BookLife. “Despite the global conflicts at its heart, Code Crisis is often funny, even charming.” Pick up your copy of Code Crisis and stay updated on Joseph Purpura’s endeavors by visiting codecrisisbook.com. About the Author Joseph Purpura is an award-winning Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine at Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center in Chicago, IL. Purpura has a master's degree in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality from Northwestern University's Institute for Healthcare Studies. He is currently an Associate Vice President and Head of Medical Device Safety for a biotech company. # # # More about Greenleaf Book Group Greenleaf Book Group is an independent publisher and distributor located in Austin, Texas, dedicated to empowering authors. Greenleaf’s hybrid publishing model is uniquely positioned to offer the benefits of both traditional publishing and self-publishing. To learn more about Greenleaf, visit www.greenleafbookgroup.com. Contact Details Greenleaf Book Group Sam Ofman +1 512-891-6100 media@greenleafbookgroup.com Company Website https://www.greenleafbookgroup.com/

April 18, 2023 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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