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Taiwan-Japan Heartfelt Documentary "After the Snowmelt" and Filipino Fantasy Feature "Mother Maybe" Win Big at TCCF 2023

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 November 2023 - On Friday November 10, the Taiwan Creative Content Fest held an award ceremony recognizing the best pitched projects during its 4th edition. The two US$30,000 TAICCA X CNC Awards, went to the Taiwanese-Japanese documentary After the Snowmelt and the Filipino fantasy Feature film Mother Maybe. The event, organized by the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), secured an impressive number of local and international sponsors for its 30 pitching awards including Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone and France’s Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée ( CNC ). The total award prize surpassed the NT$6 million or nearly US$200,000. Homme Tsai, Chairperson of TAICCA, opened the evening saying that the support for this year's TCCF had been unprecedented, "the agency has actively collaborated with South Korea, France, Japan, and the three major telecommunications companies in Taiwan. Our goal is to provide creators with more funding while seeking additional international collaboration opportunities." The grand prize, the US$30,000 TAICCA X CNC Award, went to the documentary After the Snowmelt. The Taiwanese-Japanese co-production is a heartfelt tribute from director Lo Yi-Shan to her best friend Chu, who passed away while trekking in Nepal. The director highlighted that there are not many opportunities for documentary pitches in Taiwan and was thankful to the organization for featuring a documentary session for the first time, "the fact that TCCF specifically caters to documentary submissions is a significant encouragement." However, the biggest surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when the organization announced that due to the high quality of the projects this year they would grant a second TAICCA X CNC Award. The second winner, the Filipino feature film Mother Maybe, is a fantasy drama that mixes Filipino folklore with a universal message of finding your own family and your place in the world. Producer Arden Rod Condez, visibly overwhelmed, confessed that "we never expected it. It's our first film market and my first time in Taiwan but I'm very glad this story resonated with a lot of people. It's quite personal but, also, a little crazy." The project also received the Taichung Action Award and the MPA Grand Award that evening. Another highlighted project in this year's TCCF PITCHING is the series Maid of Vengeance. Directed by 2022 Golden Bell Best Director winner David Chuang ( Danger Zone ), this revenge thriller follows the downfall of a TV anchor after her sex tape is leaked online. Now a vigilante, she swears to take down the platform behind the leaked videos. Maid of Vengeance received the Chunghwa Telecom Award, together with a cash prize NT$600,000, and the Series Mania Award, which means the project will participate in Series Mania 2024. Taiwan-Hong Kong feature Appetite for Desire was one of the other top earners of the night. The supernatural drama, co-produced by Taiwan's Flash Forward Entertainment, received the MIFFEST Award, the Choice of Deep Waters Award and Taipei International Film Award. This year TCCF PITCHING opened up for the first time to international projects. The 53 selected projects, out of 539 submissions, were presented in 5 different sessions, Project to Screen, divided in feature films, series, animation and documentary, and Story to Screen, for Taiwanese IPs with great adaptability potential. Curator and producer Lorna Tee, one of the awards' decision makers, declared that "I'm just quite overwhelmed with joy with the quality of the pitched projects at this year's TCCF. This platform allows filmmakers to think and have meaningful conversations about their projects, and find co-production partners. The more countries involved in the development of a film the easier it will reach a wider audience." Contact Details DDG Jaime Costas Nicolás +886 2 2311 7007 jaime.costas@ddg.com.tw

November 10, 2023 09:31 AM Eastern Standard Time

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November 10, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How to sign up for an online casino in Canada: A step-by-step guide

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Registering at an online casino could not be easier. The process is very straightforward, and in most cases, you can deposit your welcome offer in just a few minutes. Follow the steps below: Ensure you choose a reputable casino. There are so many to choose from, and that alone can be a challenge. Always do your research and read players' reviews and feedback comments. Contact or speak to players who already play on that platform. Go to the respective online casino website once you have chosen your particular website. You will typically have a “Join Now” or “Register” button on the home page. You will see a registration form (fill out the registration form correctly and honestly). The registration form will ask for personal information, such as your name, address, email address, and DOB; at this point, you will have to create a username and password. At this stage, you are requested to opt for a payment method. Once you complete the registration form, you must select a payment method. All online casinos accept credit cards, debit cards, and e-wallets. As soon as you have chosen a payment method, you can make a deposit. The deposit does vary from casino to casino; again, do your research before registering on any online casino. Once you have deposited your deposit, you can start playing the casino’s games. The majority of casinos have many games on offer, including slots, table games, and live dealer dealer games. These steps can be used to sign up for most casino sites in Canada. If you are looking for the best gambling sites for Canadian players, check out our expert review. Here are some additional tips for signing up to an online casino: Hindsight is a wonderful thing! However, by doing your research before registering, you will know that particular casino is licenced by an authorised authority and is in your jurisdiction Ensure the appropriate site you selected is licensed and regulated by an authentic gambling authority. (This in itself will give the site much kudos and credibility. Always choose a robust password for your account. The password should be a minimum of ten characters long and should include an assortment of numbers, characters and upper-lower case letters. Like with all passwords and user names, they are confidential and should never be passed around; never give your account details to anyone. Gambling can be an obsessive and compulsory pastime! Listed below, we have recommendations to abide by if you feel gambling is getting ahead of you. Choosing an online casino When choosing an online casino, there are some things to consider. One of the most essential factors for choosing an online casino is the casino licensed by an authoritative gambling authority, namely the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority. Knowing there are official and authorised regulations of the site, you will know the casino is trustworthy, safe and fair. It stands to reason that game selection and the variety of games on offer by the platform should be comprehensive and suit most players. It’s the bonuses and promotions that entice players to the site; with so many online casinos, the promotions are so much more competitive. Be sure to shop around and compare the differences before you commit to a site. Another standout feature players should be looking for is good quality customer support, ensuring that the casino has 24/7 live chat and that all communication channels have good reviews and are user-friendly. Making a Deposit Once all the registration is completed and verification has been sanctioned, you need to deposit to initiate your play. The amount deposited to each casino can vary from casino to casino. Most casinos accept all types of credit cards, debit cards and e-wallets. To initiate a deposit, you simply go to the casino’s cashier page and opt for your convenient payment method. Once established, enter the relevant information and the amount of funds you want to deposit. This process will only take a matter of minutes to initiate; as soon as the transaction is confirmed, the money will be waiting in your account. Withdrawing Money With the process of withdrawing money from your account, it would be prudent to know how long this process takes before you receive your funds. Go to the casino’s cashier page and opt for your withdrawal method. Enter the required information and the amount of funds you want to withdraw. Once the withdrawal process has been completed and verified, the funds will be validated and sent to you. There are some great real-money casinos available in Canada; to check them out, click here. NOTE The withdrawal process varies from casino to casino. The majority of online casinos take up to 3 - 5 days to clear, and some casinos just take a matter of hours, depending on the casino’s policy and terms and conditions (T&Cs) Another top tip for players: during your research of a casino you opt for, ensure you understand the withdrawal process times and how long it takes to receive your funds. Conclusion Signing up for an online casino is very convenient and easy to process. Simply follow the guide above, and you’ll be participating in no time. Remember to opt for a reputable casino and gamble responsibly. Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

November 10, 2023 04:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Where is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal?

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Interested in DraftKings but not sure where you can use it? Well, you've come to the right place. Learn everything you need to know about DraftKings sportsbook and where you can use it in the US below. What Is DraftKings? DraftKings is an American daily fantasy sports contest and sports betting company. Over the last few decades, sports betting, in general, has become incredibly popular. DraftKings was founded in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most popular platforms for sports betting, where players have the opportunity to win cash rewards daily. That said, there are still a lot of regulations surrounding sports betting in the US. DraftKings is legal in most states. However, there are still many places where sports betting is illegal. What States Allow DraftKings? DraftKings is available and can be used in many states, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. There are still states that have legalized online sports betting, including Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Washington. The exception here is that betting is only allowed within a retail setting. With the ever-growing popularity of DraftKings, they have plans in the future to expand into other states, making it much more convenient for customers to access the site. Where is DraftKings Not Legal? The legislation surrounding gambling is still causing some concerns at the state level. Though many states have passed legislation to gamble in their states, many still won't sanction it. The states where DraftKings is illegal to use include Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin. California and Florida are both up for consideration to allow gambling. The game-changer for many sportsbooks and online gambling sites is that the NFL has partnered with various betting organizations. This has subsequently put pressure on other states to legalize online gambling in all states. You May Also Be Interested In Click here for more information on the DraftKings promo code. Summary Gambling is no doubt a prevalent pastime for many US citizens, and the pressure to legalize gambling countrywide is ever-prevalent. Though the culture of the US looks confident to be moving in the right direction, it still remains a state-level decision. DraftKings is among the best and most popular betting sites in the US and is bound to be released in more and more states as time goes on. Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

November 10, 2023 02:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Jackpot Digital signs key brand ambassador as company continues to rack up clients

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Jackpot Digital CEO Jake Kalpakian joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news regarding the company's partnership with NFL Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson. Johnson, known for his success with the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Miami Hurricanes, as well as his current role as a weekly analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, has been appointed as the company's new Brand Ambassador. He will work to increase visibility and awareness of Jackpot Digital's dealerless electronic poker table, Jackpot Blitz. Kalpakian explained that the company has been experiencing strong growth in its cruise ship customer base, with partnerships with major cruise lines such as Carnival Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Princess Cruises, Holland America, AIDA, and Costa Cruises. Additionally, Jackpot Digital has entered into new agreements for the installation of 23 Jackpot Blitz tables and has received Letters of Intent (LOIs) for an additional 16 tables from undisclosed partners. This brings the total new Jackpot Blitz orders for the year to 39, representing approximately a 60% increase in installations. The company is actively working on obtaining the necessary licensing for these installations, and it plans to begin installing the next-generation Jackpot Blitz tables in the fourth quarter of 2023. The partnership with NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson is expected to further boost the company's visibility and market presence, making Jackpot Digital a key player in the electronic poker table industry. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

November 09, 2023 02:57 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Two British Beauty Icons Unite: UK-Based Revive Collagen Announces Celebrity Hairstylist Chris Appleton as its First U.S. Ambassador

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Revive Collagen, Europe's fastest-growing liquid collagen brand, today announced its expansion into the U.S. market alongside its first U.S. ambassador, Chris Appleton, the conceptual and trusted personal hairstylist to some of the world’s biggest stars; Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez. Founded in the U.K. in 2020 by co-founder and national TV personality Samantha Faiers, Revive Collagen launched as a result of Samantha Faiers suffering from hormonal and postpartum acne after the birth of her second child. After discovering the lack of ingestible collagen options in the marketplace and two years of development in the UK’s top lab, Revive Collagen quickly became the most sought-after premium collagen brand in Europe, selling one box every 90 seconds. “Partnering with Chris marks a monumental milestone for us,” said Samantha Faiers, Co-Founder of Revive Collagen. “He's a true pioneer in the hair and beauty industry, with unmatched passion and dedication. His commitment to empowering people to feel their best resonates deeply with our core values at Revive Collagen. It's why we love him - not only for his expertise but also for embodying the charm of a true British gent.” Revive Collagen intends to use its partnership with Chris Appleton to not only inform about the visible skin improvements of incorporating collagen into your existing beauty routine but also to educate about the overall benefits of collagen for optimal health and wellness. "As someone deeply dedicated to maintaining a consistent skincare and wellness routine, I was thrilled to discover Revive Collagen,” said Chris Appleton. “This all-in-one supplement is a game changer, and the convenience of these delicious ready-to-drink sachets is a lifesaver for someone like me, who is always on the move. I am absolutely thrilled to introduce this revolutionary collagen supplement to my clients and fellow beauty enthusiasts across the United States. My partnership with Revive Collagen is poised to redefine beauty standards and elevate the way we care for ourselves, inside and out." Revive Collagen uses up to 10,000mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, which is the closest to the collagen naturally found in our bodies. It is also a critical factor in maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin, as well as the overall health of the hair and nails. Revive Collagen uses collagen in liquid form, which is superior in bioavailability compared to other forms of collagen, with up to 95% absorption rates. It’s also 20 times the strength of the average collagen tablet. All products are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and lactose-free, with no artificial sweeteners or colors. Revive Collagen’s ready-to-drink collagen range contains 14-day and 28-day packs, providing an all-in-one beauty shot that caters to various beauty and skin concerns: Original with 8,500mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic Acid in a citrus flavor Enhanced Plus with 10,000mg of Type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen, Retinol (Vitamin A), and your daily essential vitamins B6, B12, C & D in a tropical flavor Revive Collagen is the ultimate convenient and stylish addition to anyone’s beauty and grooming routine, delivering tangible results to the skin, hair, and nails in just six to eight weeks with consistent daily use. Revive Collagen is available to purchase at www.saks.com. For more information, visit their website or for the latest updates, visit @ReviveCollagen. Hi-res images, interviews, and media samples are available upon request. ABOUT REVIVE COLLAGEN Launched in August 2020, Revive Collagen is a luxury liquid collagen brand containing high doses of type 1 hydrolyzed marine collagen to enhance beauty from within. specifically developed to enhance beauty from within. Proudly British with quality at its core, Revive Collagen offers uniquely formulated, ready-to-drink collagen, which delivers real results to the hair, skin, and nails within 6-8 weeks. Contact Details Revive Collagen Rachael White rachael@revivecollagen.com Six One Agency Khortlyn Cole khortlyn@six-one.com

November 09, 2023 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Graton Resort & Casino Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Graton Resort & Casino

Graton Resort & Casino (Graton), observing its first 10 years, opened in Rohnert Park on November 5, 2013, and has attracted more than 50 million visitors. With a full-time staff of approximately 2,000 team members, Graton Resort & Casino is the second largest corporate employer in Sonoma County. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, I’d like to acknowledge our dedicated team members who go above and beyond every day to make sure that our property is the best of the best,” said Greg Sarris, Chairman Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. “When most organizations were experiencing the ‘Great Resignation’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the opposite happening here at Graton Resort & Casino. When our doors re-opened, 98% of team members returned. People make their careers at Graton.” Graton Resort & Casino team members enjoy some of the best benefits in California, including fully paid medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings and comprehensive wellness programs. Graton Resort & Casino is a business enterprise of Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. As such, the resort is committed to the Tribe’s mission of social justice. Innovative programs such as free legal assistance for team members on the path to US citizenship, ESL classes, organic food in the team member dining room, leadership training and fair wages, have become an example for other businesses in hospitality and gaming. “Our tribal culture has a strong ethos of taking care of one another,” Sarris said. “That is also true of our business enterprises.” Employee Testimonials Buoi Nguyen is a married father of two and left a job at a casino competitor to become slot shift manager at Graton when it opened in 2013. In 2017, he was promoted to slot operations manager. He enjoys the good pay and benefits, including a 401(k)-matching program, further growth potential and a supportive culture at Graton. “A lot of times, it's not always greener on the other side of the pasture, but I wanted to take a chance to move up in slots, so I did,” said Nguyen. “It was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made in my career and in my life.” Ernie Arnaga, Director of Facilities, has also been at Graton since it opened. When he first applied for a supervisor position, he did not get the job, but was offered a different position. Being Native American and wanting to support a Native owned business, he took the job at a big pay cut, knowing that he would be able to excel and show his worth. Arnaga was confident that he would be able to move up. “I did not expect to go as far as I have,” Arnaga says. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and I have been taken care of more than I can ever give back. Graton has become a second home for me, and I enjoy working with many different people.” He advanced to supervisor, then Engineering Manager and now Director of Facilities. “I hope to be here until I retire.” Graton Resort & Casino/Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Contributions Graton Resort & Casino/Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria contributes millions of dollars annually to community organizations and causes. “We want to serve our community, and we feel it is our responsibility as stewards of the people and land in and around Sonoma County,” Sarris said. “We’ve given to local educational institutions, arts organizations, food banks, literacy organizations, historical groups, emergency relief and housing non-profits. I am so proud of our commitment to each other and to those who we can help. Together, we make a better life for those around us.” Graton Volunteer Days Graton team members can use a set amount of paid time each year for Volunteer Days. Organizations that have benefitted from this program include: Redwood Empire Food Bank Humane Society of Sonoma County Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Food for Thought COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) Palms Inn (shelter) City of Santa Rosa Creek Commission City of Rohnert Park Creeks Habitat for Humanity Tolay Park Graton Resort & Casino $1 Billion Expansion In June, the resort broke ground for a $1 billion expansion, including an additional hotel wing and expanded casino floor. The expansion of the property will employ 2,000 temporary union construction jobs and create 600 new Graton Resort & Casino team members. Graton Resort & Casino is already one of Sonoma County’s largest private employers. The $1 billion expansion project includes: A casino floor expansion adding 2,000 new slot machines, a new poker room and a new high-limit area. A five-story hotel wing with more than 200 rooms. A 28,000 square-foot rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating for 480 guests. A five-level parking structure with solar panels and EV charging stations. A 3,500-seat theater. For more information on Graton Resort & Casino or to book your stay, visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. ### MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: To request further information and interviews or for additional images, please contact Brianne Miller at graton@landispr.com or (650) 575-7727. About Graton Resort & Casino Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has been a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country since 2013. A business enterprise of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. In June 2023, Graton Resort & Casino broke ground on a $1 billion expansion which will include new parking, a larger casino floor and resort buildings. For more information, please visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 650-575-7727 graton@landispr.com Company Website https://www.gratonresortcasino.com/

November 09, 2023 08:01 AM Pacific Standard Time

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How Over-The-Counter Medicines Could Impact Your Blood Pressure

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Would it surprise you to know that nearly half of all adults in the country have elevated blood pressure, and most don’t even know it? Yet only 30% have spoken with a healthcare professional about the adverse effects some over-the-counter medicines can have on their blood pressure. Recently, Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association’s Chief Clinical Science Officer, conducted a satellite media tour to share precautionary measures that people with high blood pressure need to take before using over-the-counter medications, especially if they have pre-existing conditions or are on other medications. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/x7bVSA55fJ0 High blood pressure, (also referred to as hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked. How to use a home blood pressure monitor Be still. Discuss how to use your home blood pressure monitor with your health care professional. Don't smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Empty your bladder and ensure at least five minutes of quiet rest before measurements. Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining chair, rather than a sofa). Your feet should be flat on the floor and your legs should not be crossed. Your arm should be supported on a flat surface, such as a table, with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is placed directly above the bend of the elbow. Check your monitor's instructions for an illustration or have your health care professional show you how. Measure at the same time every day. It’s important to take the readings at the same time each day, such as morning and evening. It is best to take the readings daily, ideally beginning two weeks after a change in treatment and during the week before your next appointment. Take multiple readings and record the results. Each time you measure, take two readings one minute apart and record the results using a printable (PDF) tracker. If your monitor has built-in memory to store your readings, take it with you to your appointments. Some monitors may also allow you to upload your readings to a secure website after you register your profile. Don't take the measurement over clothes. If you get a high blood pressure reading If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and you are experiencing signs of possible organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision or difficulty speaking, do not wait to see whether your pressure comes down on its own. Call 911, as this is an emergency. A single high reading is not an immediate cause for alarm. If you get a reading that is slightly or moderately higher than normal, take your blood pressure a second time and write the results of the two measurements down. Consult your health care professional to verify if there’s a health concern or whether there may be any issues with your monitor. If your blood pressure readings suddenly exceed 180/120 mm Hg, wait five minutes and test again. If your readings are still unusually high, contact your health care professional immediately. You could be experiencing a hypertensive crisis. AHA recommendation The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the health care professional determine whether treatments are working. Home monitoring, or self-measured blood pressure, is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, don't stop taking your medication without consulting your health care professional, even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring. Understanding Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and High Blood Pressure Look for warnings related to high blood pressure medication. Always read the labels on all over-the-counter medications, especially if you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Look for warnings to those with high blood pressure and to those who take blood pressure medications. If you have high blood pressure and certainly if you are on prescription medication, consult your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements. Be careful with supplements or natural (naturopathic) remedies. There are no special pills, vitamins or drinks that can substitute for prescription medications and lifestyle modifications. Talk to your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter drug or supplement that claims to lower your blood pressure. They may not work as advertised and/or may interfere with other medications. In fact, some can even raise your blood pressure. Decongestants may raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure should be aware that the use of decongestants may raise blood pressure or interfere with the effectiveness of some prescribed blood pressure medications. Be aware of over-the-counter cold and flu preparations that contain decongestants as well. Discuss any medications you wish to use with your health care professional. Check the sodium content. Some over-the-counter medications are high in sodium, which can also raise blood pressure. Look at the active and inactive ingredients lists for words like “sodium” or “soda.” Note the amount of sodium in the medication. People with high blood pressure should consume less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day from all sources — one dose of some over-the-counter medications can contain more than a whole day’s allowance. Other drugs and substances that can raise your blood pressure include: Alcohol Amphetamines Antidepressants Atypical antipsychotics (for example, clozapine and olanzapine) Caffeine Cocaine Oral contraceptives Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (for example, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium) Systemic corticosteroids (for example, prednisone and methylprednisolone) Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without discussing with your health care professional. To learn more visit: heart.org/bptools About Talent Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA is a tenured Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and the Chief Clinical Science Officer at the American Heart Association as of September 2022. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and he trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Elkind holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Elkind’s research focuses on stroke prevention, inflammatory and infectious biomarkers in stroke risk prediction, atrial cardiopathy, immune therapy for acute stroke, and vascular causes of cognitive aging. He is the second neurologist to serve as President of the American Heart Association (AHA) in its 100 year history, from 2020-2021. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 09, 2023 10:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation Names Honor Flight Network as Inaugural Partner

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, announced today that its philanthropic arm, the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation, has chosen the Honor Flight Network as its inaugural, national partner. Founded in 2022, the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation honors the company’s legacy of giving while helping to connect its growing business, philanthropic and volunteer endeavors. The foundation – through donations of time, money and other resources – focuses on causes that enable the senior community in furtherance of AmeriLife’s commitment to helping people live longer, healthier lives. “As a values-driven company, giving back is in AmeriLife’s DNA and has been an important part of who we are for more than 50 years,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “I’m incredibly excited that we’re joining forces with the Honor Flight Network, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our partnership.” The Honor Flight Network is a national nonprofit that honors America’s military veterans – especially those who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War – by bringing them, free of charge, to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials that commemorate their sacrifice and service. Since 2005, Honor Flight Network has transported more than 300,000 veterans from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to our nation’s capital, and continues to expand its network of more than 125 hubs across the country in an effort to serve even more veterans and their families. In doing so, the Honor Flight Network and its partners deliver gratitude and appreciation for veterans’ contributions to our freedoms, offering them an opportunity to meet other veterans, remember the fallen, and share their stories and experiences. “Honor Flight Network is tremendously grateful for the generous support from AmeriLife,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight Network. “We are fortunate to call them a valued partner, recognizing and validating our important mission to honor America’s heroes. In joining forces with Honor Flight, AmeriLife is setting the standard of giving with gratitude, and we look forward to a rewarding partnership ahead.” “We’re privileged to be counted among Honor Flight Network’s partners and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship,” added Jim Quinn, Chief Financial Officer for AmeriLife. “Today’s donation opens up exciting opportunities for AmeriLife’s employees and partners to volunteer in support of future Honor Flight Network trips, helping to create memorable experiences for so many of our nation’s heroes.” For more information on the Honor Flight Network and to support its mission directly, donate or volunteer today at HonorFlight.org. To learn more about the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation, visit us online at AmeriLife.com/GivesBack. ### About Honor Flight Network The Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 with a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by bringing them to Washington, DC to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is currently comprised of over 130 hubs throughout the country dedicated to carrying out the Honor Flight mission. In addition to World War II veterans, the organization transports those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, intermediary operations, and in special cases of terminal illness or injury, veterans from more recent service eras. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken more than 250,000 veterans to Washington D.C. For more information, visit honorflight.org. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as a leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Honor Flight Network Marion Watkins +1 202-302-4937 mwatkins@honorflight.org Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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