News Hub | News Direct

Lifestyle

Beverage: Coffee/Tea/Non-Alcoholic Beverage: Spirits/Beer/Wine Casino/Gaming Fashion Food/Cooking/Baking Health & Fitness Home Goods Hospitality Leisure Activities & Hobbies Parenting Pets Photography Seniors Travel & Tourism
Article thumbnail News Release

Dive into the Taitung Blue Ocean Daily Festival! Experience the Chill Taitung Blue Ocean Daily Life

Taitung County Government

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 September 2023 - Welcome to the 2023 Blue Sea Life Festival! We're inviting you to join us from September 29th to October 1st at the Taitung Flowing Lake. We've got an array of exciting activities lined up – from Orchid Island Ipanitika canoes, Amis bamboo rafts, SUP paddle boarding, and canoeing to riding on a Polynesian blue-water outrigger canoe. The experience doesn't stop there; feast your senses on our Polynesian Ocean Gourmet Market, where you can see, taste, and enjoy all in one go! As the sun sets, prepare to be mesmerized by our water dance performance. A beautiful spectacle of 15 different water patterns spanning 60 meters combine to create a dazzling show akin to fireworks,6 performances per day. Synchronized with musical rhythms, water shapes, and laser animations, the water dance combines light effects, flames, and lasers to transform Flowing Lake into a kaleidoscope of blue sea life. We warmly welcome everyone to Flowing Lake, where you can immerse yourself day and night in the Daily Blue Sea Life of Taitung, as well as take in Taitung's unique chill, slow-paced lifestyle. For more event details, please visit the Facebook fan pages "Amazing Taitung" and "Taitung East Wave Festival." Contact Details Wu Yi Wen +886 8 935 7095 w1038@taitung.gov.tw

September 20, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Remedy Organics Launches Super Ube Glow - The First-Ever Ingestible Beauty Wellness Shake

Remedy Organics

Remedy Organics, the leading producer of award-winning, plant-based, and protein-packed functional beverages, today announced the release of its latest innovation, Super Ube Glow. The new revolutionary blend, designed to nourish from within and promote a radiant inner glow, marks the first-ever ingestible beauty wellness shake to hit the market. The creamy and delicious wellness shake offers an ube, vanilla-like flavor and is mindfully crafted with thoughtful and certified organic ingredients, providing a protein-packed, nutrient-rich and superfood-charged experience. Formulated by holistic nutritionist and Founder, Cindy Kasindorf, Super Ube Glow features a proprietary Ube beauty blend (antioxidant rich purple sweet potato, pomegranate extract, camu camu, and coconut), almond milk, MCT oil, and prebiotics. The powerful formulation also offers 12g of plant-based protein and features a variety of benefits such as supporting gut nourishment and overall well-being in addition to promoting natural collagen production. “When formulating our new Super Ube Glow, I set out to create an ingestible beauty wellness shake which not only embodies my belief that beauty comes from within, yet embodies our brand ethos of offering a variety of functional benefits and great taste,” said Cindy Kasindorf, Founder of Remedy Organics. Kasindorf continues, “ Super Ube Glow marks yet another milestone in our journey to revolutionize the wellness beverage industry. With its innovative, beauty-from-within approach to functional nutrition, this new product exemplifies our mission to deliver delicious and nutrient-rich shakes crafted with purposeful, holistic, and certified organic ingredients.” Remedy Organics is complementing the Super Ube launch with a packaging refresh to further the brand’s commitment to ingredient integrity and transparency. The bright and bold refreshed look was thoughtfully designed to highlight the beverages’ protein content and key functional ingredients, making a greater impact with consumers on shelves while maintaining the same high quality ingredients. "Transparency, quality, and delicious flavor profiles are at the core of our values," said Henry Kasindorf, CEO of Remedy Organics. "We take pride in our packaging which showcases our primary ingredients and links them to their specific health attributes, empowering consumers to fully understand the benefits of our purposefully selected ingredients." Remedy Organics and the brand’s new Super Ube Glow are available for purchase at remedyorganics.com and select nationwide retailers, including over 400 Sprouts Farmers Market locations. The new product will be unveiled at Expo East on September 21. For more information, visit remedyorganics.com or @remedyorganics on Instagram and TikTok. About Remedy Organics: Remedy Organics is the leading producer of craveable functional wellness shakes and immunity shots that are plant-based, protein-packed, and superfood-charged. Founded by holistic nutritionist Cindy Kasindorf and inspired by the principles of food as medicine, Remedy Organics is crafted with the finest certified organic superfoods, ayurvedics, botanical herbs, and prebiotics to offer unique functional benefits and help unleash the body’s natural healing power. The brand’s innovative portfolio is certified organic, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and kosher. Contact Details Powers PR Courtney Stewart courtney@powers-pr.com

September 19, 2023 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

FAMILY QUEST ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES AS NEW INDUSTRY LEADER IN LIVE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Family Quest

Family Quest Entertainment, a new live event organization specializing in family entertainment and education, launched today as the parent company for Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live. Backed by L2 Capital, Family Quest Entertainment named longtime entertainment executive Jeff Munn the company’s first CEO. Munn was most recently the CEO of Jurassic Quest and will now oversee all properties under the Family Quest Entertainment umbrella. The announcement coincides with the 10th anniversary of Jurassic Quest, which has hosted over 10 million guests in more than 250 cities throughout North America since it launched in September 2013. “With a portfolio that includes the highest attended dinosaur exhibition in North America and the number one attended brick event for families, Family Quest Entertainment is already garnering paid attendance numbers that position us as one of the top family touring companies,” said Munn. “We plan to expand Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live into new markets, offer new experiences, and bring positive family memories to even more fans worldwide. We will be adding even more properties to Family Quest Entertainment in 2024.” Munn added, “Our goal is to create engaging moments and interactive opportunities through entertainment. We are proud that Jurassic Quest is the largest, most scientifically realistic dinosaur experience on the continent, and Brick Fest Live unlocks imagination and creativity through hands-on engagement. We will continue to prioritize edutainment throughout Family Quest Entertainment.” L2 Capital acquired Jurassic Quest in 2019 and added Brick Fest Live earlier this year, setting the stage for the launch of Family Quest Entertainment. Across the properties, Family Quest Entertainment projects more than 3 million attendees in 2024 and will continue to expand partnerships, which currently include local and regional sponsors along with national brands such as eBay, State Farm, and T-Mobile. Notable figures about each property: Jurassic Quest: 250+ North American cities played Over 10 million tickets sold in 10 years Over 2 million social media followers Brick Fest Live: 57 U.S. cities played in 67 venues Over 1.1 million attendees since 2014 Owns Guinness World Record for the Largest LEGO Mosaic of a LEGO minifigure As part of the announcement, Family Quest Entertainment named Tyler Semerdjian Chief Marketing Officer, Amanda Gabelman Vice President of Brand & Experience, and Andriana Magness Vice President of Tour Development & Routing. Semerdjian worked as the VP of Marketing for the San Diego Seals in the National Lacrosse League before joining the organization in July 2023. Gableman spent over 12 years at Feld Entertainment and more than four years at the Harlem Globetrotters before joining Jurassic Quest in 2021. Magness worked for VStar Entertainment Group for over 15 years in their booking department prior to joining Jurassic Quest in 2020. “Under Jeff’s leadership and an incredible team with unmatched industry experience, Family Quest Entertainment will create countless memories and learning opportunities for millions of families every year,” said L2 Capital Partner Lorin Cassidy Wolfe. “We look forward to growing our platform globally.” Munn spent over three decades of his live events career with the Harlem Globetrotters, where he served in various executive capacities, including Chief Operating Officer. He was named CEO of Jurassic Quest in August 2022 and held that position for 13 months until his role was expanded as the CEO of Family Quest Entertainment. About Family Quest Entertainment Family Quest Entertainment produces and presents unique interactive family experiences that entertain and educate. Its properties are designed to create memorable moments that spark joy for families around the world through the power of imagination and discovery. Its current brand portfolio includes Jurassic Quest and Brick Fest Live, which have collectively entertained millions of families in over 250 cities. Family Quest Entertainment is owned by L2 Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.familyquestentertainment.com or LinkedIn. About Jurassic Quest Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur experience in North America and part of the Family Quest Entertainment portfolio. Since 2013, Jurassic Quest has entertained over 10 million fans in over 250 cities with an up close and personal look at the giants that once ruled the Earth. Developed with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur is brought to life using realistic likenesses, movement, and sound. Jurassic Quest is a leader in edutainment, bringing the classroom to life for families, educators, and dinosaur fans of all ages. For more information and tickets visit www.jurassicquest.com. About Brick Fest Live Founded in 2013, Brick Fest Live is the number-one attended brick event for families worldwide. As part of the Family Quest Entertainment portfolio, Brick Fest Live produces events in venues across the United States, in addition to selling licensed LEGO® merchandise at each of its brick-themed events and through various e-commerce channels. The Brick Fest Live experience brings a fresh perspective to family-friendly events by celebrating LEGO® products and the lifelong love for brick-building. Its shows include over 1 million bricks on display, as well as several hands-on activities and attractions that provide families with fun, safe, educational, and interactive environments designed to inspire, educate, and entertain. About L2 Capital Partners L2 Capital (www.L2Capital.net) is a lower middle market private equity firm in Devon, PA and Miami, FL that has delivered market leading returns since 2010 by investing in niche lower middle market leading consumer and business services companies. L2 executes a differentiated operations-focused strategy by targeting founder and entrepreneur-led businesses that are at an inflection point where L2's breakthrough growth framework and direct operating expertise can quickly accelerate market share gain. Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://familyquestentertainment.com/

September 19, 2023 07:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

September is Cholesterol Education Month

YourUpdateTV

September is Cholesterol Education Month and for people with unsafe levels of high LDL (bad) cholesterol, there are many options in the treatment toolbox. Recently, Preventive Cardiologist Dr. Seth Baum participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss high LDL cholesterol, best treatment options, and tips for patients navigating challenges with their health coverage. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/rcUk4OWkpD4 Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and LDL-cholesterol, what we call the “bad” cholesterol, is a major risk factor which can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. While many can lower their LDL cholesterol with a heart healthy diet, some will need medication to reach their Safe Zone. Statins are often the first-line of treatment for individuals with high LDL cholesterol, not all patients reach their recommended LDL cholesterol levels with statins alone. In these cases, lipid-lowering medications, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, are often recommended to help lower cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, individuals who are prescribed PCSK9 inhibitors are facing significant hurdles in accessing and using these potentially life-saving drugs, despite their proven efficacy in reducing LDL cholesterol. One major obstacle is insurance company denials or rejections. Data published in the November 2022 Journal of the American Medical Association found that for commercially insured patients prescribed a PCSK9 inhibitor, only 42% of initial rejections were overturned. Sadly, nearly 75% of patients rejected for a PCSK9 inhibitor ended up on no therapy, which is not a win for anyone. Research from the Family Heart Foundation shows that compared to individuals who were able to obtain their prescribed PCSK9 inhibitor, those whose prescription was rejected or abandoned experienced more heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events within 12 months. For more information and resources that can help, visit LDLSafeZone.org About Seth Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC Dr. Seth J. Baum is Chief Scientific Officer at Flourish Research, and clinical affiliate professor of Cardiology at FAU Medical School. He actively consults in Clinical Lipidology and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and continues to offer lipoprotein apheresis for patients in southeast and central Florida. Dr. Baum has practiced Preventive Cardiology and Clinical Lipidology since 2000. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Baum is a past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). He currently serves on both the ASPC and Family Heart Foundation Advisory Boards. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and abstracts as well as two books. In 2013, he was awarded Cleveland Heart Lab’s “Heart Award” for lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. In 2019, Dr. Baum received Mended Hearts’ biennial Dwight Emary Harken Award. Dr. Baum is the Founder of Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC, a consortium of clinicians dedicated to the safe and professional conduct of high-level scientific trials. He has served as Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trials covering a broad range of disease states. Dr. Baum is the Chief Scientific Officer of Flourish Research, a leading national clinical research company. Dr. Baum is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 18, 2023 10:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Video
Article thumbnail News Release

Dog Law Specialists Cooper & Co Issue Statement on UK Government Intention to Ban American XL Bully Breed

Cooper & Co

Doglaw specialist solicitor Trevor Cooper from Cooper & Co Solicitors in Whitfield, Dover, who has acted for dog owners since the 1990s ( www.doglaw.co.uk ) today expressed his dismay that the Government has announced its intention to ban the American XL Bully under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 by the end of the year. “The government needs to learn from the mistakes of history, not repeat them,” said Mr Cooper. “Breed Specific Legislation has not worked. Just adding another type of dog onto the list of banned breeds is not going to protect the public. The Government needs to learn from the mistakes of history, not repeat them”. He continued “Not every XL Bully is going to be dangerous and not every owner who has one is irresponsible. If the ban is introduced, I urge the Government to have an exemption scheme which will allow dogs that do not pose a danger to public safety to be exempted from the prohibition”. “I shall need to consider the draft legislation and, in particular, will want to see how the Government is proposing to define which dogs this proposed ban applies to”. ENDS Notes Trevor Cooper is the Principal of Cooper & Co Solicitors of Whitfield, nr Dover (SRA 258139) and he maintains the website www.doglaw.co.uk. He has been qualified as a Solicitor for 36 years and is widely regarded as a leading expert in the law on dogs who deals with both civil and criminal issues on dogs in England & Wales. He can be reached on 01304 755 557 or 07768 105687 or trevor@doglaw.co.uk. Contact Details Cooper & Co Trevor Cooper +44 1304 755557 trevor@doglaw.co.uk Company Website https://doglaw.co.uk/

September 15, 2023 12:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

"We Are Well": Taipei 101 Run Up Returns After 3-Year Hiatus

Taipei Financial Center Corporation

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 September 2023 – The Taipei 101 Run Up, after being forced to pause mode for three years, will make its comeback one month from now on October 14, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday (September 13). Beginning at noon, September 14, running enthusiasts from around the world are welcome to register online for this exciting event, a challenge involving 91 floors, 2,046 steps, a vertical elevation of 390 meters, and a 3°C temperature difference between start and finish. "We Are Well," the theme of this year's Taipei 101 Run Up, rightly echoes Taipei 101's latest accolade: Platinum-level WELL certification awarded at the highest score ever. To be sure, Taipei 101 now stands out as the only one of the world's top 10 supertall buildings to have won both LEED and WELL certification. These credentials of health and vitality further attest to its status as the tallest green building on this planet. "As a symbol of Taiwan's contemporary civilization," Taipei 101 Chairman Chang Hsueh-shun said, "Taipei 101 not only commits itself to sustainable architecture but also looks forward to seeing everyone ascend this building as a healthy, vibrant, and happy person." We offer guaranteed slots for foreign participants and special bundled tickets that include access to the observatory deck. These exclusive packages are available for purchase through Klook ( https://www.klook.com/activity/1659-taipei-101-taipei/ ), but please note that there are limited spots, with only 50 slots available. Don't miss out on this thrilling vertical marathon experience! 2023 CTBC・Taipei 101 Run Up Race Information: www.taipei101-runup.com.tw Contact Details Michael Chang michael.chang@tfc101.com.tw

September 15, 2023 10:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Chicken Salad Chick Introduces the Chick Melt

YourUpdateTV

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept announced today the launch of its brand-new menu item, The Chick Melt. Recently, Gabrielle Shaiman, the Melt Marketing Manager at Chicken Salad Chick, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the new menu offering, what makes Chicken Salad Chick unique, and some exciting, upcoming promotions. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/HPTbmKJPKvo This new, exciting addition to menus nationwide will feature each guest’s choice of one of Chicken Salad Chick’s 12+ chicken salad flavors paired with provolone cheese, all atop a toasted, buttery croissant. The balance of the sandwich’s golden-brown, crispy exterior and melted, gooey cheesy interior, naturally elevates the brand’s famous made-from-scratch chicken salad flavors to a whole new level. As part of this new menu item launch, Chicken Salad Chick guests can expect to experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for with the following specials and giveaways. · “Make Patty Melt” From September 18 – 23 all guests named Patty, Patrick, Patricia, or the like, can receive a free Chick Melt at all Chicken Salad Chick locations. · “Nothing Fishy Here” From October 25 – 27, guests can say goodbye to “tuna melt breath” when they exchange a can of tuna for a free Chick Melt, at participating locations. All cans collected will be donated to a homeless shelter or food bank chosen by each location. For more information and to find a restaurant location near you, visit chickensaladchick.com Gabrielle Shaiman Gabrielle Shaiman brings years of marketing experience to Chicken Salad Chick. She leads the development and execution of creative and content assets used across the entire Chicken Salad Chick brand. She manages brand communication platforms and supports both corporate and individual owners with marketing new product launches as well as day-to-day menu items and specials. She has served as one of the creative masterminds behind the launch of the new Chick Melt, earning her "Marketing & Melt Expert" title. Gabrielle graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 14, 2023 12:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Video
Article thumbnail News Release

Bespoke Education Announces B Corp™ Certification for Commitment to Education

Bespoke Education

Bespoke Education Inc., which for more than 20 years has provided the highest quality tutoring, test preparation, and academic support to students from elementary through graduate school in both New York and France, today announced that it has become a Certified B Corporation™ ("B Corp"), recognizing and deepening its commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Bespoke Education chose the B Lab Impact Assessment for quantifying their environmental and social performance. Through B Lab, Bespoke underwent a rigorous and comprehensive review of its social practices and was assessed across five key components: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers. Upon completion of the Impact Assessment, Bespoke achieved an overall score of 89.9, placing the company above the average score of 51 set by “ordinary” (non-certified) businesses. Bespoke Education's 2023 full certification report can be found HERE. “Our certification reflects the transformational change Bespoke has undergone in recent years. In 2022, 70% of the students Bespoke tutored in the U.S. were from underserved communities,” said Tim Levin, founder and CEO of Bespoke Education. “B Corp certification is both a significant milestone and an important step in our continuing journey to help students reach their full potential by learning better with confidence and conviction.” About Bespoke Education With offices in New York and Paris, France, Bespoke Education’s mission is to provide exceptional educational support for students throughout their schooling. For over two decades, Bespoke’s team of tutors, proctors, and full-time staff have offered the highest quality tutoring, test preparation, and academic support to students from elementary through graduate school. Bespoke has worked with more than 35,000 students in the Tri-State area and around the world. Knowing the schools, administrators, and curricula in the areas where it serves, Bespoke builds long-term relationships with students, families, counselors, and administrators to provide the most comprehensive services. Bespoke believes the mentor-student relationship is fundamental to guiding students in acquiring new habits and skills. Once this trusting relationship is established and students meet with newfound success, they become increasingly confident and motivated to take on new challenges. About B Lab B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies - known as B Corps - who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 380,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 79 countries and 153 industries, and more than 150,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. To learn more and join the movement, click HERE.Certified B Corporations, or B Corps™, are companies verified by B Lab to meet the high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.bespokeeducation.com/

September 13, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Experienced SaaS CEO Junior Gaspard joins Logitix’s Board of Directors

Logitix

Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced that Junior Gaspard has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Gaspard is an experienced SaaS CEO and past recipient of Sports Business Journal’s Forty under 40 award. As a member of Logitix’s board, Gaspard will support the company’s overall strategy, business development, marketing, organizational design, and culture. Logitix manages millions of tickets for teams and properties from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA, plus live event properties across the music, performing arts, and entertainment industries. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. Logitix optimizes ticket sales outcomes for all partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and distribution. Gaspard joins an impressive Board of Directors and advisors, which includes the Chair of the PBS Board of Directors Larry Irving, sports industry and e-commerce executive Danielle Maged, entertainment executive and former Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider, Logitix CEO Stu Halberg, ZMC Managing Partner Jordan Turkewitz, ZMC Partner Ripan Kadakia, and Co-Founder and former CEO of Tessitura Network Jack Rubin. “Junior is a dynamic executive who joins an all-star group of leaders on the Logitix board,” said Halberg. “We are fortunate to have such incredible minds to support and grow our business and ultimately bring the best ticketing technology and analytics to our clients.” Through his role as CEO of Experience, Gaspard established himself as a well-respected leader in the sports and entertainment industries, having partnered with over 200 of the nation’s top professional and collegiate teams. Experience was a mobile commerce platform that was acquired by Cox Enterprises. Its clients included some of the largest brands in the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA, and LiveNation. Its mobile upgrade and subscription ticketing technology was used by 2 million fans annually at 65,000 events. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

September 13, 2023 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

12345 ... 220