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

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Are you ready to discover the next big music super band? “BANDED” is a first-of-its-kind music competition series that takes you behind the scenes of the music industry and lets you witness the birth of the next big music band. Recently, Brandon Jenner, Host of “BANDED”, and Mark Schulman, “BANDED” Judge conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the show. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/JqTjH3jvu10 AXS TV —a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. —puts the spotlight on rising stars from across the country in the all-new original music competition BANDED, an innovative series that redefines the traditional “build-a-band” concept and showcases exceptional up-and-coming artists who can play, write, and sing. BANDED episodes will premiere every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. on AXS TV. The series also will roll out weekly across all AXS TV digital channels. BANDED is hosted by musician and television personality Brandon Jenner, with recording artist and American Idol finalist Didi Benami as co-host. In the series premiere, 25 contenders were placed into five brand new multi-genre bands under the tutelage of GRAMMY®-winning and -nominated songwriters, producers, and artists such as Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree Wendy Starland, credited with discovering and developing Lady Gaga; as well as Paul Ebersold, Steve Diamond, Justin Wilson, and Dave Pahanish. Each week will feature a roster of legendary mentors and guest judges from across the music spectrum, such as Metal icons Vince Neil and Kip Winger; chart-topping Country star Steve Azar; Vans Warped Tour mastermind Kevin Lyman; and world-class rock ‘n roll drummer Mark Schulman, among many others. The inaugural season presents eight all-new episodes, with six hour-long episodes bookended by the 90-minute season premiere and season finale. A special video podcast will accompany each episode, as BANDED contestants, and stars breakdown all the latest happenings from the show. “We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with AXS TV in launching the inaugural season of BANDED,” said Nico Albano, Executive Producer of the series. “AXS TV’s national and digital platforms are incredibly robust, giving viewers multiple ways to conveniently enjoy our content. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between AXS TV and BANDED, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we move forward into the future.” “ BANDED is the perfect complement to our growing lineup of all-new original music-themed programming, putting a fresh spin on the standard music competition format that brings viewers into the fascinating creative process that each band undertakes,” said Katie Daryl, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming. “We have some truly talented competitors and world-class mentors onboard, and we cannot wait to share all of this and more with our audience when BANDED premieres on AXS TV’s platforms next month.” GameTV will be the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of BANDED. The series will air every Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on GameTV, beginning July 8. “We are excited to be the exclusive home in Canada, and look forward to premiering it this summer,” said Maria Donatelli, Director of Programming for GameTV. Series sponsors include Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown, Verijet, Colgate Optic White, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bulova/Citizen, PRS Guitars, Roland, Gretsch, Zildjian, DW, Fender, and Remo. For more information, please visit www.BANDEDtv.com. Show Teaser About BANDED BANDED, produced by Shadow Entertainment Group, is the first music reality competition show that focuses on the musical talents of the contestants. It aims to give viewers an inside look into the real artistry of creating music. Leveraging highly successful mentors and judges, BANDED will take viewers behind the scenes to witness magic in the making. For more information about the show visit www.BANDEDtv.com About AXS TV AXS TV is a leading multi-platform music and entertainment digital platform and television company owned and operated by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc. AXS TV’s broad library offers content headlined by concerts and music-inspired programming, world-class professional wrestling and MMA. AXS TV’s signature programs include The Top Ten Revealed, The Very VERY Best of the 80s, and Parking Lot Payday. The channel also is the home of IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Invicta Fighting Championships. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States, and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, AXS TV’s digital programming can be enjoyed on several different platforms including the AXS.TV website and the Network’s app AXS TV NOW, and FAST Channel, as well as on the Network’s official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter and TikTok profiles. For a full list of providers and territories, please visit axs.tv/subscribe. About GameTV GameTV is Canada’s leading destination for game shows and entertainment, powered by a rich programming lineup that boasts both classic and modern game shows as well as a wide selection of reality-based series, back-to-back nightly movies, documentaries and more. Game TV is the home of the most recognizable game shows and is the exclusive broadcaster of the UK produced series The Masked Dancer and The Masked Singer. GameTV is available nationally on Bell, Cogeco, Telus, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron, among others. For more information about the network, visit www.gametvnetwork.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 19, 2023 02:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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UAT Group Reached Agreement with Strategic Capital Partner

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Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc. (OTC: UATG) announced today that it has reached an agreement with a strategic capital partner to support the growth of its subsidiary Ossifix Orthopedics. The private equity firm specializes in the medical field. The firm’s focus provides strategic growth capital and works with existing management to increase sales, benefiting both its own investors and value for all Ossifix shareholders. As part of the agreement, the new partner will become a nine percent stakeholder in Ossifix Orthopedics and will provide up to $2 million in funding capital. The firm will also provide additional value such as its investors and relationships to include an extensive portfolio of surgeons, medical facilities and knowledgebase, which will be utilized to further expand marketing and sales for Ossifix. Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Crom stated, “Although this reduces our ownership in Ossifix it dramatically increases Ossifx capability to move forward without any dilution to UATG’s shareholders. This Ossix transaction illustrates the creative ways UATG can fund its subsidiaries without diluting its current UATG shareholders. This type of funding is complex and time-consuming but illustrates Ossifix’s intrinsic value is now being recognized by others.”. This announcement on Friday came amid growing optimism among the Company’s executives that the traction the UAT Group conglomerate has gained in the first half of the year will exceed its expectations for the year; positioning it for a remarkable year. The investment into Ossifix contributes to the Company's consolidated growth initiatives which include augmenting existing product offerings and service capabilities of its subsidiaries as well as positioning infrastructure resources in support of planned expansion. UAT Group Chairman, Alex Umbra commented, “As always, UAT Group stands ready to support each of our subsidiaries, in any way necessary, as we capitalize on the values we create together. This new relationship will not only provide strategic capital but will continue to support growth objectives that will bolster shareholder value, streamline balance sheet debt and enable verticals to be realized sooner”. About Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc. The firm is located in Tampa, Florida and focuses on advanced technologies across many disciplines. UAT Group is a holding company with interests in both public and private companies during the early stages of development as well as growth stages of companies with a synergistic business model to UAT Group subsidiaries. For more information, visit: www.uatgroup.com Investor and Media Contact: info@uatgroup.com For more information about Ossifix Technologies, go here: https://ossifixtech.com/ NEITHER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS NEWS RELEASE. Forward-Looking Information This news release may include "forward-looking statements" including forecasts, estimates, expectations, and objectives for future operations including but not limited to its ability to conclude a business combination with a third party, sale of assets, return of capital or initial public offering and a secondary listing on the OTC as a result of aforementioned and its ability to fund the exploration of its assets through the raising of equity or debt capital or through funding by a joint venture partner that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Umbra Applied Technologies Group including but not limited to capital markets and securities risks and continued development success on technology. There can be and are no actual or implied guarantees that any of the above activities will be completed or completed on terms acceptable to the Company and its shareholders or approved by any regulatory authority having jurisdiction. Such forward-looking information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Umbra Applied Technologies Group does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable law. Contact Details Umbra Applied Technologies Group, Inc. info@uatgroup.com

May 19, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Emergent Health Executes Term Sheet and Engagement Letter with Boustead Securities to roll up its Subsidiary, Evolutionary Biologics and other regenerative medicine and products companies

Emergent Health Corp.

Emergent Health Corp. (OTC: EMGE), a curator, developer, and marketer of products in the Regenerative Health Space announced that it has executed a Term Sheet and Engagement Letter with Boustead Securities to roll up its subsidiary Evolutionary Biologics and other regenerative medicine and regenerative biologic products companies with NO DILUTION to the Emergent Shareholders with a planned $10 million initial capital raise and public offering and application for listing on NASDAQ or NYSE/AMEX. Emergent’s subsidiary, Evolutionary Biologics, and the new brand called Maximus Men’s Health, along with Juventix Regenerative Medical and Interactive Practice Solutions and Nanosthetic. Subsequent to the IPO, Emergent plans to distribute the shares received by Emergent from the sale of Evolutionary Biologics as a dividend to its shareholders, pro rata at NO COST to the Emergent Shareholders. Such a dividend would only occur after Emergent files a Registration Statement with the SEC and it is declared effective. Any potential taxable event resulting from such a dividend would be the responsibility of each individual shareholder, and Emergent advises each shareholder to consult with their professional advisors, and makes no representation as to the taxable or nontaxable event. Evolutionary Biologics, is a new kind of biologics company founded for a clear purpose: bring cutting edge regenerative products to the medical community. Emergent does not claim any of its products are approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Jim Morrison, former L'Oréal President and Emergent’s full time CEO stated, “Boustead Securities is a world class financial organization. They approached us to participate in rolling up a series of regenerative biologics into a brand-new IPO. When you look at the effect that this transaction, and the previously announced PharmaZu transaction, will have on EMGE, it's amazing. We see this as a great way to maximize valuation for our Company and take EMGE to the next level.” ABOUT EMERGENT HEALTH CORPORATION Emergent curates, develops and sells products in the Regenerative Health Space. Its products comprise of ingestibles as well as topicals for the whole family. The company distributes its products online and through Content Based Shopping using Influencers to position products in their produced content throughout the United States and Internationally. Its subsidiaries; PharmaZu, is a pure play, e-commerce products and service provider focused on the Pet Community, Pet Pharmacy and Pet Wellness using Influencers and their content, including the pet pharmacy, vet telehealth and pet wellness businesses. Evolutionary Biologics, is a new kind of biologics company founded for a clear purpose: bring cutting edge regenerative products to the medical community. Emergent does not claim any of its products are approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more information, please visit Emergent's Website and Social Media on Twitter. Before using any products, you should always consult with your Veterinarian and/or Family Doctor. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT This press release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “plans,” “suggests,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “intends,” or similar expressions. Many forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to continue to enhance our products and systems to address industry changes, our ability to expand our customer base and retain existing customers, our ability to effectively compete in our market segment, the lack of public information on our company, our ability to raise sufficient capital to fund our business, operations, our ability to continue as a going concern, and a limited public market for our common stock, among other risks. Many factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the company's control. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jim Morrison, CEO Emergent Health Corporation Website info@emergenthealthcompany.com Contact Details Emergent Health Corp. info@emergenthealthcompany.com Company Website https://emergenthealthcompany.com/

May 18, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The APP Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sports Illustrated Tickets

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

May 18, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Acclaimed Local Business Leader Assumes Role as CEO and Executive Director at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, announces today the appointment of highly experienced local business and community leader Todd Bankofier as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director, effective May 12, 2023. Bankofier will be at the forefront of Western Spirit’s crucial next phase of growth and development. Western Spirit Board’s search committee conducted a national search that spanned over six months for the CEO and Executive Director position. Bankofier stood out among the applicants due to his extensive experience in Arizona-based business leadership roles as well as his inspirational work in local community service. Bankofier brings decades of knowledge in formulating, defining, and executing short- and long-term business strategies and a proven success record in transforming companies and organizations, pivoting on new tactics, and building healthy cultures, all while consistently exceeding overall expectations. “I am truly honored to have been selected to lead this esteemed organization," said Bankofier. "Countless talented people have dedicated so much of their time and treasure to bring about this museum and make it what it is today. I am committed to working with the outstanding team at Western Spirit to continue advancing the museum’s mission and vision, ultimately guiding our award-winning institution to even greater heights.” David Sherf, Interim CEO of Western Spirit expressed his enthusiasm for hiring Bankofier. "We are so pleased to welcome Todd to our team as the new CEO and Executive Director. Given his proven track record of success in both business and the nonprofit sector, we are confident in his ability to help shape a bold new vision for Western Spirit. With his broad knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, we look forward to seeing Todd leverage the latest innovations to help us engage and inspire audiences worldwide.” Bankofier's background includes working as a legislative aide to Senator Paul Laxalt, serving as Chief of Staff to Jim Bruner of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, and holding various executive positions at the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, XO Communications, and Ensynch. He was the CEO of publicly traded digital-accessibility company Audioeye, the founder and CEO of Fairmont Capital Group, and the Co-founder and CEO of seed-stage SaaS start-up CyberPassport. He has won awards for Top 10 “Valley’s Most Influential” under 40 by The Business Journal (2002), the Valley’s Most Influential Business Leaders (2004), voted one of Arizona’s Top “Young Leaders” in Business (2005), and “Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association (2007). Bankofier holds a BS in business management from Arizona State University and is a 35-year resident of Scottsdale. Western Spirit features regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture, and community to life. Featuring The Gather: A Portrait of the American West by Scott T. Baxter and upcoming exhibits such as Werner Segarra: Vaqueros de La Cruz del Diablo, and Western Pop: Andy Warhol & Billy Schenck; and The Railroad Opening Up the West, a model train exhibition. Permanent exhibitions continually on display include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, which features 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery spanning six centuries, the Frankie and Howard Alper Collection of John Coleman Bronzes; and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear, and other Old West objects. For more information on Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, go to Scottsdalemuseumwest.org. About Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Within months of opening in January 2015, Western Spirit qualified as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, enjoys a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, and is continually recognized as one of the “Nation’s Best Western Museums” (2022 Editors’ Choice, True West magazine). Also, named to Phoenix Magazine’s 2022 Best of The Valley Readers' Choice: “Best Museum You Probably Don’t Know About”, Arizona Foothill’s Best of Our Valley: “Best Museum” & “Best Annual Charity Event: Saddle Up” and the winner of Your Valley’s “East Valley Favorites” for the museum category. For more information, visit www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org. Contact Details 48 West Agency Alison Rose +1 602-300-3433 alison@48westagency.com Company Website https://scottsdalemuseumwest.org/

May 17, 2023 08:03 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Else Nutrition targets FDA approval as it eyes news markets for its plant-based infant nutrition

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Else Nutrition CEO Hamutal Cohen Yitzhak tells Proactive's Stephen Gunnion that a number of catalyst lie ahead for the company this year, including the launch of its 'ready-to-drink' infant nutrition in the US, its entry to the UK market as a starting point for Europe and Australia as a gateway to China. Importantly, she said the company remains on track to begin its infant growth clinical study for the FDA and European permits. Receiving FDA approval is a very high priority for Else Nutrition, as it believes that becoming the first non-dairy and non-soy FDA-approved infant formula will be transformational. Yitzhak also commented on Else's first-quarter results, which showed an 80% year-over-year increase in revenue to $2.9 million. Contact Details Proactive United States Proactive United States +1 347-449-0879 action@proactiveinvestors.com

May 17, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tervis Named Official Partner and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP

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The APP’s partner portfolio continues to expand with the addition of Tervis, the American-owned-and-operated company, renowned for the durable construction of its drinkware, becoming Official Partner and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) announced today its partnership with Tervis as the Official and Exclusive Water Bottle of the APP. Founded in 1946, Tervis is known for its diverse portfolio of customizable, reusable drinkware products. As part of Tervis’ sponsorship of the APP, the brand will present the top 50 APP pros with personalized water bottles, and APP-branded Tervis products will be available for purchase at all APP Tour events this year. The Tervis brand will immerse itself with in-venue branding and visibility, including signage, social media promotion, and inclusion in APP Tour broadcast productions – spanning coverage on CBS Sports Network and ESPN2 as well as livestream coverage on APPTV and ESPN+. "We’re thrilled to welcome Tervis to the APP Family,” commented Ryan McSpadden, EVP of Strategic Partnerships at the APP. “As a family-owned and operated American company, focused on quality and creativity, the Tervis brand is a perfect fit for the APP and the pickleball community. We look forward to bringing these incredible products into the hands of pickleball fans worldwide.” Tervis President & CEO Rogan Donelly, third-generation leader of the iconic, family-owned drinkware company, noted, “We are excited and proud to officially partner with the APP to promote pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the country, and we look forward to being a part of the sport’s evolution in the coming years.” To stay updated on the APP, visit apptour.org, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about Tervis, visit tervis.com. About Tervis Tervis is a third-generation family-owned and operated business founded in 1946 and renowned for the durable construction of its drinkware, the timelessness of its decorations & designs, and the insulation qualities which have stood the test of time. Tervis is recognized in the industry for its lifetime guarantee on their Classic drinkware portfolio. Tervis headquarters are located at 201 Triple Diamond Blvd., North Venice, Florida 34275. For more information, please visit tervis.com. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) elevates the sport of pickleball by providing elite platforms for the best players in the world, right through to the millions of people picking up a paddle for the first time. Serving professional pickleball players, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA, the APP is the first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. The 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 tournament stops planned, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. Follow the APP via APPTour.org, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://apptour.org/

May 17, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN Focus for May

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TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 17 May 2023 - NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international service of Japan's public media organization, NHK, will present a collection of news and programs to coincide with the G-7 summit held in Hiroshima, the city now known as a symbol of peace since it's atomic bomb attack in 1945. Under its G7 presidency, Japan is slated to host the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima between May 19 and 21. Expected topics on the agenda includes the Ukraine conflict, nuclear disarmament and other pressing global issues. The latest news and on-site reports will be made available on the G7 Summit in Hiroshima 2023 | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News page and aired at the top of every hour on NHK NEWSLINE. Viewers can also catch comprehensive coverage and feature stories on NEWSROOM TOKYO and other news programs on NHK WORLD-JAPAN. In addition to news and documentaries on the theme of "peace and nuclear weapons", NHK WORLD-JAPAN will showcase various aspects on Hiroshima, including a documentary on world-renowned designer Issey Miyake and travel programs featuring World Heritage sites. ISSEY MIYAKE The Human Inside the Clothes [Broadcast; May 27 Sat. 1:10/7:10/13:10/19:10 (UTC)] Issey Miyake passed away last summer at the age of 84. He was seven years old when the atomic bomb dropped on his hometown on August 6, 1945. Although Miyake rarely spoke about his wartime experiences, it is clear that his designs and work were deeply connected to his experiences that day. Through various interviews and footages, we delve into the memories of this world-renowned fashion designer. Hit the Road [Broadcast; May 31 Wed. 1:30/6:30/12:30/17:30 (UTC)] Hit the Road is the new travelogue featuring Japan's unique roadside stations, or "michi no eki", which serve as a source of discovery for local gourmet and cultural information. This month, the program will take viewers on a ride from Hiroshima Airport to the World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine to experience the delicious local fare and warm hospitality. Visit What's On NHK WORLD-JAPAN for the broadcast schedule and more information on "Hiroshima - The Road to Global Peace" live and VOD programs. About NHK WORLD-JAPAN NHK WORLD-JAPAN is the international service of Japan's public media organization NHK. It provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience. For more details, visit nhk.jp/world Contact Details NHK WORLD-JAPAN nhkworld_prteam@jibtv.com

May 17, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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More Than Just a Room: How Airbnb Can Help You Travel Like a Local -- on a Budget

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Want to travel like a local, but on a budget? Airbnb is a great option for those looking to experience a destination authentically without breaking the bank. Recently, Airbnb Superhosts, Rhonda Voo and Eric Alan conducted a satellite media tour to talk about their experience being Airbnb hosts and how it helped them connect with people and have authentic experiences. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/6OnoHquTFMg In the current economic environment, people want to travel affordably. And after years of being isolated during the pandemic, they're looking for ways to connect with people and have authentic experiences. With the pandemic finally over, this summer is anticipated to be the biggest travel season of all time. Airbnb is expecting a record 300 million people to travel and host on Airbnb this year. To prepare, Airbnb is making the most extensive set of improvements to the platform ever, starting with the introduction of Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb. They’re also launching over 50 new features and upgrades that address top feedback from our guests and Hosts across the end-to-end Airbnb experience. Introducing Airbnb Rooms Airbnb began as a way to stay in a room in someone else’s home. This original idea of sharing a home offers two unique benefits. First, it’s more affordable for guests. More than 80% of private rooms are under $100/night, with an average rate of $67/night. Second, staying with a Host is a great way to meet someone new and experience the city like a local. In the current economic environment, people want to travel affordably. And after years of being isolated during the pandemic, they're looking for ways to connect with people and have authentic experiences. Now is the perfect time to stay in a room in someone else’s home. But for even more people to try it, they have to feel comfortable staying with a Host. Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb. Guests have told us that they want to know more about who they're staying with. Every Airbnb Room features a Host Passport, which helps guests get to know their Host before booking their stay. Airbnb has also created a Rooms category with over 1 million listings, redesigned filters and added new privacy features. 50+ new features and upgrades based on Hosts and Guests feedback: In preparation for an anticipated record-setting travel season, Airbnb is improving nearly every aspect of their service, here are some of the upgrades: Host Passport - Exclusive to Airbnb Rooms, the Host Passport helps you get to know your Host before booking your stay. Simply tap the Host Passport to view a larger photo and details Hosts have shared about themselves, including where they went to school, what they do for work, a fun fact about themselves, the amount of social interaction during the stay, and much more. Airbnb Rooms category - Airbnb Rooms are easy to discover, with a new category featuring a curated set of 1 million private bedrooms. Each listing includes access to shared spaces, such as the kitchen, living room, and backyard. Redesigned filters - Redesigned the “type of place” filter to make it easy to switch between Airbnb Rooms, entire homes, or all types of places. It’s simple to view the average price for each type of place with an enhanced price filter that updates based on your choice. New privacy features - Privacy is important. All Airbnb Rooms will clearly indicate if the bedroom door has a lock. The listing page also shows whether the bathrooms are shared or private, and whether people other than the Host will be in the home during your stay. To improve our service, Airbnb took a design-driven approach. They started by storyboarding the guest and Host journey - from sign up to checking out and created a blueprint of the experience - every screen, every policy, and every interaction with customer support mapped out. Then, analyzed millions of customer service tickets and mapped them across the journey. They also reviewed thousands of social media posts and spoke with hundreds of thousands of guests and Hosts about how to improve Airbnb. To find out more about the Airbnb 2023 Summer Release and how to become a host, visit Airbnb. About Rhonda and Erica Rhonda Voo and Eric Alan are superhosts of a private room in their stunning home in LA. Rhonda and Eric are both creatives at heart, pursuing careers in art and advertising – over the years they transformed their modest home into what is now an architecturally significant landmark in LA. After raising their three daughters, they noticed there was plenty of extra room around the house and decided to open their home to guests on Airbnb. Their experience continues to be rewarding — both financially and personally, making meaningful connections with visitors from around the globe. About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

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