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2022 Taitung Blue Ocean Daily—Taitung’s First Ever Long-Distance Outrigger Canoe Challenge Rediscovers the Glory of the Austronesian Origin Point

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 September 2022 - Taitung launched its new Taitung Blue Ocean Daily festival on September 17 at four of the county’s iconic maritime venues: Shanyuan Bay, Jinzun, Flowing Lake, and Green Island. There will be 5 weeks of activities between these famous locations. Many paid a visit to Shanyuan to witness the spectacle that is the Outrigger Canoe. For this year’s event, Kimokeo Kapahulehua (Unkle K), an international expert from Hawaii, was invited to share his story about how his Austronesian ancestors thousands of years ago sailed from Taiwan to Hawaii on canoes. Unkle K arrived in Taiwan to sail on the Outrigger to further connect with his ancestors. On Thursday, 22 September, the Taitung County Government collaborated with Kimokeo Foundation in Hawaii, and the local Duli tribe to undergo the challenge to sail a long-distance on an outrigger canoe on Taiwanese waters for the first time. The canoe departed from the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean and sailed towards the traditional waters of the Duli tribe, establishing a meaningful milestone for the 2022 Taitung Blue Ocean Daily. Taitung County Government collaborates with the Kimokeo Foundation from Hawaii, and the local Duli tribe to undergo first-time long-distance outrigger canoe sailing on Taiwanese waters. The Austronesian Culture feat. Indigenous Tribal Life Experience was held on Thursday, September 22, marking the first time Taiwan has ever sailed in the Pacific Ocean along the coast on an outrigger canoe. When the outrigger canoe sailed near Pacefongan, the traditional waters of the Duli tribe, sailors blew through conch shells to announce their visit. Meanwhile, the people shoreside responded friendly by blowing bamboo horns in a canoe welcoming ceremony. After the outrigger canoe successfully landed on the shore, the elders presented the oarsman on the outrigger canoes with the traditional Amis ornaments to express their welcome. The outrigger canoe was named Pera (meaning the sea water splits) after the rocks on the river mouth at the Duli tribe as a means to re-establish tradition and camaraderie among the islands of the Austronesian tribes. After the canoe welcome ceremony, the Duli tribe invited the representatives from the Kimokeo Foundation of Hawaii to visit the Amis Folk Center to conduct a house worship ceremony and fired blanks from bamboo cannons to salute and bless the visitors as well as to share the legacy of the Amis culture. The Taitung County Government claims that Taiwan is the home of the Austronesian tribes. Taitung is home to 6 Austronesian tribes: Paiwan, Bunun, Rukai, Pinuyumayan, Yami (Tao), and Kavalan tribes. As Taitung is the only county with the most indigenous tribes in Taiwan, these tribes help form Taitung’s diverse local culture. As the Austronesian tribes have over 3000 years of history building connections and friendships amongst the island nations by sailing across the Pacific Ocean on outrigger canoes, hence Taiwan is the homeland of the Austronesians. The Taitung County Government intends to re-create the cultural legacy of the Austronesian tribes and introduce the diverse tribal cultures, the longest and the most beautiful coastline in Taiwan, as well as the unique charm of the local seaside city to the world. For more information, please visit Taitung Blue Ocean Daily’s FB page: Contact Details Hsu Yi-Chung

September 30, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Understanding Inherited Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing


For certain cancers that disproportionally or exclusively affect women, like breast and ovarian cancer, there is a bias to focus on the mother’s side of the family tree in health conversations. And for many, especially previvors – people living at risk of a particular disease but not yet diagnosed – that seemed like enough. But as research has evolved and our understanding of inherited risk has deepened, it has become clearer that genetic risk on our dad’s side of the family can also increase an individual's breast and ovarian cancer risk. Recently, Cancer Previvor Jen Culton and Board-Certified Physician Assistant, Skyler Jesz, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss inherited risk from dad’s side of the family and some tips to help you take a proactive approach to your health. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: A recent survey from Myriad Genetics,, a leader in genetic testing, underscores that dad’s side of the family is often overlooked, and much more: More than a third of women do not feel knowledgeable about their father's side of the family. Only 30% of women are very comfortable speaking with their father about their potential risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer, compared to 57% being very comfortable speaking about it with their mother. This is much lower in comparison to the almost 80% of women who consider themselves knowledgeable about their mother’s family health history. 48-year-old Jen Culton sought genetic testing in 2013 after her older sister’s breast cancer diagnosis to find out if she might be at risk. Results showed that she carries a BRCA1 gene mutation and is at increased risk of developing the disease. The news came as a surprise. Jen knew her mother’s health history and it didn’t include cancer. What she didn’t know then: her father’s family history of cancer; the gene mutation came from him. She used this information to take proactive measures to address her risk. For more information, visit About Jen Culton: Jen Culton is a 48-year-old living previvor. She is at risk for breast and ovarian cancer and came to learn about it in unexpected and surprising ways. It began with her sister Mickey Marasco. Mickey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Her doctors recommended she undergo genetic testing, and it was discovered that she carries a BRCA1 gene mutation. While undergoing cancer treatment, Mickey had one request: that all six of her siblings undergo genetic testing as well. The siblings went for testing together, and two of Mickey’s sisters (Jen being one of them) were also found to carry the same BRCA1 mutation. For Jen it came as a surprise. She knew her mother’s side did not have a history of cancer. Later she learned that her father’s side did and the gene mutations actually came from their father’s side of the family. But the family’s story doesn’t end there. Jen has three biological daughters – 26, 19, and 10 – who are now facing a similar reality. Genetic testing confirmed that Jen’s oldest daughter is not BRCA1 positive. Her second daughter, however, inherited the BRCA1 mutation from Jen, as well as an ATM gene mutation from her father. Her chances of developing cancer are extraordinarily higher than that of the average woman, up to 87% for breast cancer. With this knowledge, she’s ready to face what’s next, and is considering what proactive measures she should take for her health – just like her mom and her aunts, also BRCA1 positive who sought out proactive measures to manage their risks, and all three are now thriving. About Skyler Jesz, Board Certified Physician Assistant: Skyler Jesz is an Omaha native. She attended the College of Saint Mary, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She moved away from Omaha for the first time to attend the physician assistant program at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Upon completion of the program, Skyler began her career in the primary care setting, working in a private family practice just outside of Omaha. After more than four years as a primary care provider, she transitioned to her current OBGYN setting. Skyler loves being part of a medical practice that puts patients first and uses the most up-to-date research and recommendations to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. She has a passion for preventative medicine, including genetics and cancer risk assessment. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

September 29, 2022 03:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Xpoint Technology

Xpoint, the leading geolocation and compliance technology company specializing in North American sports betting and iGaming markets, has announced that Xpoint Verify – Xpoint's real-money gaming geolocation product - is now live in-market in the USA with Xpoint partner PlayStar, the challenger online casino brand that recently launched in New Jersey. The news that Xpoint Verify is now live in the USA with PlayStar comes shortly after the company’s recent announcements that it is live in Canada and the USA with multiple partners, marking another milestone moment in the establishment of Xpoint as the most innovative, exciting new geolocation technology specialists working with world-class operators in sports betting, iGaming and Daily Fantasy Sports. “2022 is proving to be a pivotal year for Xpoint and I am delighted that we are now live with PlayStar, another world-class Xpoint Verify partner in the U.S.,” commented Marvin Sanderson, CEO and Co-Founder of Xpoint. “Obviously each of our announcements are major steps forward, for our team and our partners, but they are just the start of our story. Over the coming months we will be announcing more partnerships and more developments within our business as we bring truly game-changing thinking to our industry. We are innovative, we work tirelessly for our partners, and we exist to help them unlock the true potential of their investment in geolocation tech – previously that has been seen as a utility, but our thinking helps turn that utility into an asset. I’m excited to share more news over the coming months, so stay tuned.” As PlayStar’s Official Geolocation Partner, Xpoint plays an important role in ensuring PlayStar’s customers are able to engage with the online casino in a regulated, secure digital environment, while adhering strictly to all state and federal regulations. “PlayStar is an exciting brand bringing innovation, fresh thinking and consumer-focused value to the online casino market, key brand elements that we share,” added Sanderson. “It is going to be a major player in the U.S. market and we are delighted to be partnering with their team, and are excited to be part of what promises to be an exciting future for Playstar and its customers.” Per Hellberg, Chief Executive Officer at PlayStar said, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Xpoint as our Geolocation provider in New Jersey. Both PlayStar and Xpoint are at a similar point in their evolution - young, exciting brands who bring true innovation to our markets - and as we enter somewhat of a David and Goliath battle against our respective competitors. Additionally, this partnership means we stay true to our vision to leverage the most innovative technology in the market to deliver an online casino experience like no other.” For more details, please go to and follow Xpoint on social media via LinkedIn. ABOUT XPOINT Xpoint provides essential geolocation security solutions and intelligent location-based marketing insights to the global sports betting and iGaming industries. Xpoint’s innovative Verify and Lite platforms ensures partners meet their regulatory geo-compliance obligations, and deliver enhanced value through the generation of location-based data that can drive marketing programs. Recently nominated for two 2022 SBC North America Awards, Xpoint was founded in 2019 and officially unveiled in Las Vegas in 2021, and is led by the company's CEO and Co-Founder Marvin Sanderson, a global sports betting and iGaming industry leader. With North American offices in Toronto, Canada and Miami, Florida, Xpoint is changing the global geolocation market, bringing innovation to an industry that has, to date, viewed geo-compliance as a utility, not a new business opportunity. For more information, visit and follow LinkedIn and Twitter for regular updates. Contact Details Xpoint Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 PlayStar Sarah Blackburn Company Website

September 29, 2022 11:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sports Media Veteran Mike Stricoff Joins Playmaker as Senior Advisor


Playmaker, a leading social media sports and entertainment content platform, today announced that Mike Stricoff, a sports media veteran and digital content producer, will be joining the company in a senior advisory role. Stricoff will contribute to the continued expansion of Playmaker’s short-form content offerings on social media platforms such as Snap Discover, TikTok and YouTube Shorts. Stricoff brings more than a decade of expertise within sports media along with him to Playmaker. Most recently, he spent more than five years at Snap Inc., playing a vital role in all sports content partnerships and programming. Earlier in his career, Stricoff worked as a producer at both Fox Sports and MLB Network. “Mike has an unbelievable knowledge base and network built up from his many years leading sports content at Snap,” said Playmaker CEO Brandon Harris. “He’s going to be able to offer a new, higher level perspective on our content strategy and open doors for us to create massive new partnerships.” Given his prior experience, Stricoff’s primary goal with Playmaker will be around its ongoing partnership with Snap. Currently, Playmaker has more than 30 shows on Snap Discover, garnering roughly 50 million views per month. Stricoff will play a crucial role in fostering critical relationships for expansion, as well as content development, strategy and evaluation. “During my time at Snap, I watched Playmaker grow from having a few compelling sports shows on Discover to being a real force for creating excellent mobile-first content across verticals,” said Mike Stricoff. “They have a talented team that understands young audiences and deploys innovative storytelling techniques in order to reach them. I am excited to help fuel their already impressive growth trajectory in any way that I can.” Stricoff is the 30th addition to Playmaker’s team in 2022, joining leaders from brands such as TMZ, Captiv8, Overtime, Genius and more. About Playmaker Playmaker is a new-age media, talent and merchandise company, owning 40 million followers across social media, 50+ athletes under management and more than 20 shows on Snap Discover. Verticals include sports, betting, entertainment, basketball and esports. Contact Details Alex Shapiro +1 732-770-9395

September 29, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Landmark Global Review of the Engineering Response to Covid-19 Calls for Action to Ensure Future Pandemic Resilience

Engineering X

Engineering X review of pandemic preparedness identifies key vulnerabilities Senior leaders endorse the need for comprehensive action by policymakers, business and academic leaders worldwide Systemic barriers—including a lack of collaboration mechanisms, insufficient data and skills, and limited understanding and consideration of the role of engineering—reduced the ability of engineers to deliver timely and effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a comprehensive review of the global engineering response, published today by Engineering X. The findings of the global review will today be presented to senior delegates from 30 countries during the annual conference of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences in Versailles, France. The Global review of the engineering response to COVID-19: lessons learned for preparedness and resilience, produced in partnership with Dalberg Advisors, was conceived by the Engineering X Pandemic Preparedness programme at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2020 to learn lessons and make recommendations to ensure that a more systemic engineering response is put in place to improve preparedness for future pandemics. Ensuring that datasets and data systems used for decision-making are up-to-date and bias-free, equipping emergency response task forces with more engineering capability, and encouraging the use of open science and data sharing standards are just three of the actions recommended by the review group. Informed by data, case studies and comment from more than 40 countries, the review highlights the breadth of contributions made by engineers and engineering globally in responding to key challenges across sectors, disciplines, geographies, and across pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. It calls on governments, policy makers, public health actors, academia and funders, along with the engineering community, to identify and close structural gaps in resilience against future pandemics, to invest in skills, training and capacity of engineers all around the world, and to develop robust platforms for collaboration within engineering and between engineering and other disciplines. The review highlights transformational innovations in low resource contexts as well as world-changing advances in medical and communication technologies, the pivotal role of data collection, distribution and management, and the importance of applying a systems lens to complex multifaceted challenges. It identifies six major challenges during COVID-19 where engineers made key contributions: Providing high-quality and timely data in near real-time and in appropriate formats, leveraging big data and mobile data for modelling and contact tracing. Innovating rapidly to provide novel health solutions, in collaboration with scientists and clinicians, such as in the design of PPE, diagnostics, breathing aids, vaccines and digital health tools. Designing products and services for diverse environments and user bases to reduce inequality of access and outcomes, such as customised PPE or wastewater testing and vaccine delivery for low-resource settings. Pivoting existing industrial capacity and building new capacity to ramp up production of essential medical and non-medical products such as alcohol manufacturers making hand sanitisers and expanding local vaccine manufacture. Upgrading and streamlining global supply chains to help delivery of essential medical and non-medical products, such as cold chains and drones for last mile delivery of vaccines. Bolstering and ensuring the resilience of societal systems and infrastructure, such as energy and water supplies, or expanding connectivity and digital solutions for remote education or working. The report identifies key drivers that made engineers especially useful during the COVID-19 response, such as rallying around a shared sense of purpose, which empowered them to take risks and to innovate in unprecedented timeframes. For example, engineers from University College London (UCL) designed a breathing aid prototype in under 100 hours and partnered with Mercedes AMG, who repurposed their Formula 1 factories to produce 1,000 devices a day. The open-source design has been made available to local manufacturers around the world. Professor Peter Guthrie OBE FREng, Chair of the Engineering X Pandemic Preparedness board that commissioned the review, said: “As the COVID-19 virus and its impact continues to evolve, there is a need to reflect on the efficacy of our response to it so far and how things might be handled better in the future. Our hope is that we can use the insights provided by this truly global overview of the engineering response to COVID-19 to better integrate engineering skills and habits of mind into resilience policies and structures all around the world, to improve our recovery from the virus, and to help us on the path to a safer, more prepared and resilient future.” Professor Rebecca Shipley OBE, Director of the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Co-Lead of the UCL Ventura CPAP breathing device programme, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pivotal role that engineers play in responding to public health emergencies and resilience planning. There are important lessons that we must learn around understanding the needs of providing healthcare in diverse, global settings and working collaboratively across sectors, listening and building trust. Now is the time for governments and international organisations to act on these lessons.” Sir Richard Feachem KBE FREng, Professor Emeritus of Global Health at the Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a reminder that a global emergency requires a global response, and that no single country or discipline can tackle a crisis alone. This report reinforces this message and focuses on the role of engineering in this fight. It calls on the global community to learn lessons and act to improve our future pandemic response—creating better mechanisms for global collaboration and coordination, engaging with stakeholders from across disciplines, and developing the skills needed to prevent, prepare for and respond to pandemics.” End NB This press release and the Executive Summary of the global review are both available in French, Spanish and Arabic here: Notes for Editors Dalberg Advisors (2022). Global review of the engineering response to COVID-19: lessons learned for preparedness and resilience. Engineering X (founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation). ISBN: 978-1-909327-56-6 CAETS, the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, annual conference is being held in Versailles near Paris, France, 26–30 September 2022. Engineering X is an international collaboration, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, that brings together some of the world’s leading problem-solvers to address the great challenges of our age. Our global network of expert engineers, academics and business leaders is working to share best practice, explore new technologies, educate and train the next generation of engineers, build capacity, improve safety and deliver impact. The Engineering X Pandemic Preparedness Programme, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is supporting the UK and global engineering community to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic through global sharing of lessons on disruptive solutions and best practice approaches in the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from pandemics. The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age. The Academy, working with our partners in the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC), provided advice to government on a range of areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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September 29, 2022 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NYC Health + Hospitals Put Healthier Plant-Based Meals Front and Center

Better Food Foundation

Today at the White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition, NYC Health + Hospitals unveiled plans to make healthier, plant-based meals the default for all hospitals in New York City. For years, medical associations like the American Institutes of Cancer have recommended whole food, plant-based diets because they significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, but our healthcare system has been slow to adopt these recommendations as best practices. Today’s announcement puts NYC Health + Hospitals at the forefront of a growing trend in healthcare to acknowledge the central role that food and nutrition plays in the lifestyle-related diseases that plague tens of thousands of New Yorkers. A team from Greener by Default, an initiative of the Better Food Foundation, worked closely with hospital administrators to facilitate the transition. Greener by Default flips the script by centering plant-based foods by default while giving diners the choice to opt into meat centered options. This strategy aligns with the global health community’s dietary recommendations and allows institutions to spotlight healthier food choices, meet institutional carbon reduction goals, and offer more culturally inclusive meals. “Ninety-five percent of patients in the pilot program responded positively to NYC Health + Hospitals’ incredible new menus that reflect New York’s rich cultural diversity,” said Katie Cantrell, Co-Director of Greener by Default. “These menus are a welcome shift from typical hospital foods that Americans famously dread. Meals like sancocho, a zesty burrito bowl with jicama slaw, and Southern black-eyed peas with plant-based cornbread aren’t just healthier, they’re tastier too.” More Sustainable Our food system accounts for one-third of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Studies have shown that adopting plant-forward diets is necessary to meet the Paris Climate Agreement, as the carbon footprint of plant-based meals is on average half that of animal-based meals. NYC Health + Hospitals serves approximately 4 million meals annually, so offering the default veg menu for lunch and dinner is expected to transition 600,000-800,000 meals from meat to plant-based each year. More Inclusive With nearly 70% of Americans trying to eat more plant-based protein, plant-based defaults are a simple way to meet this growing demand. These menus are more inclusive of diverse diets practiced by Americans for cultural, health, or ethical reasons: 30-50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, many religions encourage vegetarianism or restrict consumption of certain animal products, and a growing number of people are embracing “flexitarianism.” Greener by Default Greener by Default, an initiative of the Better Food Foundation, applies behavioral economics research to food policy, empowering institutions to serve inclusive, sustainable plant-forward food. Visit for free downloadable resources and to schedule a free consultation for your hospital, university, corporation, or anywhere else that meals are served. ### Contact Details Katie Cantrell +1 323-828-7040

September 28, 2022 03:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Crime continues to skyrocket across the nation with vehicle crimes increasing to near record highs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found nearly 1 million vehicles were stolen in 2021, and 2022 is looking even more grim for vehicle owners. Recent analysis shows vehicle and catalytic converter thefts and carjackings are continuing to rise. NICB’s data includes information on the following topics: Total auto thefts are the highest seen by the NICB since 2008. Catalytic converter thefts are up 1,215% since 2019, and are continuing to increase. Carjackings are up dramatically in many major cities. There is a new warning for anyone who owns or leases a vehicle: Vehicle Thefts, Catalytic Converter Thefts, and Carjackings are continuing to rise. According to NICB, there were more than 933,000 thefts of vehicles in 2021, a 27% increase since 2019. Catalytic converter theft insurance claims increased by 1,215% over 2019. Carjackings, the theft of a car by force or intimidation, continue to skyrocket in many major cities, increasing anywhere from 160% to nearly 530%. For more information, visit National Insurance Crime Bureau website at Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

September 28, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Gamstop UK casinos such as Betbeard and Fortune Clock casino allow UK players to register and enjoy online slots, table games, and live casinos. Non gamstop sites are part of the UK online gambling industry, as a result of the UK Gambling Commission's plans to make the Gamstop program compulsory for all UK licensed and regulated online casinos. What are the Best UK Online Casinos on Gamstop Betbeard is one of the most reputable casinos in the UK, because of its fast withdrawals, live dealer games, and free spins for every deposit. Sites not on gamstop are offering much better deposit bonus offers, than their UK licensed counterparts, as they are loosely regulated and taxed less, hence they can afford to offer UK gamblers online gambling activities that UK casinos simply can't. Gambling websites outside gamstop scheme, offer a welcome bonus on all their slots and live casino games included. Some sites even have sports betting sections. How to Cancel Gamstop UK players, can't cancel Gamstop early, during their gamstop exclusion the only way to play online casinos is on non gamstop casino sites like Betbeard. The self-exclusion lasts between six months to 5 years, but when it ends, you can cancel the Gamstop program. To do so, you need to contact Gamstop and tell them that you no longer have gambling issues and you can participate in responsible gambling games on casinos registered with gamstop. Once Gamstop receives your request, they will wait for further 24 hours as a further cool-off period before they inform all gamstop casinos the UK, that you are off the list. Bear in mind that some British casinos, will not allow you on their websites even after you cancel your Gamstop subscription. Can I Play Casino if I am on Gamstop If you have registered on the Gamstop scheme, then you know that all UK online regulated casinos are unable to accept you as a player as the UKGC imposes strict rules about the Gamstop program. There are, however, some places where you can gamble. First, you can play slots in land-based casinos. High-street casinos are not on Gamstop and can offer you just as good welcome bonus packages as online ones. The second option to gamble is to play at betting shops, they are preferable spots for sports betting enthusiasts but they have some slot machines as well. The third and the best way is to open an account in a not gamstop online casino like Betbeard and play from the comfort of your home. What Websites Does Gamstop Block Gamstop block all UK-regulated reputable online casinos, these are all the big brands like bet365, Ladbrokes, and Skybet. You can not play there for the duration of your Gamstop exclusion. These sites have strict responsible gambling rules and don't offer slots, not on Gamstop. The next part of the article will look at the pros and cons of UK casinos without GamStop. Advantages of Not GamStop Casinos Non Gamstop online casinos based in the United Kingdom provide three appealing benefits that most players desire to see as much as possible. They do make a difference and may help you have a better gambling experience. No Verification Needed for Deposits: At some casinos, the verification process is simple and can be completed in just a few minutes. These sites are known as no-verification casinos. But at other casinos, the process is complicated and can take days to complete. Because these gambling sites are offshore, they have to pay fewer taxes. This enables them to provide more bonuses for their Players. Some of the most favorable promotions in comparison with other non-offshore casinos are available here, and it’s possible to play longer with less money deposited. A perfect combination for any gambler looking to extend their game time without breaking the bank. Located in Europe: These are still casinos located in Europe. Even though they are non-Gamstop European casinos, they are secure, welcome players from the United Kingdom, and provide a variety of benefits that you may want to take advantage of right now. Disadvantages of Not Gamstop Casinos Certain drawbacks come along with casino companies without Gamstop exclusion program. However, we cannot generalize the level of the outcome because it differs from casino to casino. Try investigating which drawbacks exist at the specific casinos you want to gamble at. Withdrawal Limits: Most casino sites have low withdrawal limits, which can be inconvenient. No-limit casinos like Betbeard are the best because they allow you to withdraw any amount you want, whenever you want. Some non gamstop casinos may have slower response times, but luckily Betbeard is not one of them with great customer service. There are no specialized self-restriction tools: these are non gamstop, non gamban casinos that do not utilize other blocking systems. This can be beneficial for some people but detrimental to others. Best Casino Games Not on Gamstop Best non gamstop slots for UK players include games by Microgaming, Netent and Pragmatic Play. Mega Moolah is the favourite slot game for casino players self-excluded by Gamstop, as it offers a massive progressive jackpot. Thanks to sites not on gamstop, now excluded players can win casino jackpot and play in reputable sites not registered with Gamstop. Betbeard is a great bitcoin casino, striving to satisfy its players by offering thousands of slot games, and massive bonuses. Contact Details Betbeard Michael +44 7828 710102 Company Website

September 28, 2022 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Intus Care Launches Palmetto PACE Podcast to Educate and Inform on PACE

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Listen to the first Episode HERE Intus Care, developer of an innovative predictive analytics platform aimed at improving geriatric care outcomes, today announces the launch of the Palmetto PACE Podcast to raise awareness about PACE opportunities and inform the PACE community on the founding story, industry trends, and influential guests. Intus Care is sponsoring the podcast hosted by John Tucker. John has been a PACE technical assistance consultant for more than 25 years, assisting over 50 PACE Programs nationwide with startup and development, overseeing program intake and outreach processes, and guiding finance and back-office functions. John is the Principal and Founder of the Palmetto PACE Advisory Group, a PACE technical assistance organization and member of the National PACE Association. Listen to the first episode here with special guest Judy Baskins. “It is my pleasure to be the host of the new PACE Podcast sponsored by my good friends at Intus Care,” says John Tucker, Principal and Founder of the Palmetto PACE Advisory Group. “The geriatric care space is evolving, and I share Intus Care’s passion for empowering PACE programs with the information and technologies they need to provide the best care to their participants.” The first podcast episode will explore the history of PACE, including how it was started and its national expansion with special guest Judy Baskins, founding member and first president of the National PACE Association. More episodes coming soon! “The work that PACE programs across the country are doing is vital to enabling seniors to age in place,” says Robbie Felton, CEO and co-founder, Intus Care. “We are proud to be part of creating a podcast with John for and about those involved in PACE. We hope to spread further awareness about the great work PACE is doing, as well as to empower PACE organizations with greater knowledge about how they can continue to improve the care they provide.” PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in their communities. The National PACE Association (NPA) supports 144 member PACE organizations serving over 58,000 participants across 30 states through a mix of advocacy, education, communications, analysis, and data services. Intus Care currently works with over 25 PACE Programs in 11 states who are utilizing their predictive analytics platform to optimize care for their older adult participants. Intus Care has also entered a Letter of Understanding with the National PACE Association to pursue a strategic partnership. Visit our website to learn more and to sign up for our newsletter: About Intus Care Intus Care synthesizes data to improve care and reduce hospitalizations for some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients in today’s healthcare system. The company has created a unique data-driven predictive analytics platform designed for organizations such as PACE programs, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies. It easily integrates with existing electronic health records, claims, and financial software to automatically extract and analyze data. By highlighting participant risk and care-focused information, the Intus Care software empowers clinicians, nurses, and other care providers by informing decisions that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs. About Palmetto PACE Advisory Group Palmetto PACE Advisory Group (PPAG) is a member of the National PACE Association as a PACE Technical Assistance Center. PPAG staff have over fifty (50) years of experience in assisting PACE start-up activities for developing organizations across the country. Services offered include PACE eligible market assessments, feasibility studies, financial pro forma modeling, turn-key start-up and development consultation, PACE growth and participant experience strategy guidance, and governance and organization structure consultation. For further information, please email John Tucker at ### Contact Details SVM Public Relations Jordan Bouclin and Erika Harris +1 401-490-9700 Company Website

September 28, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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