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Heather Jacoby, CEO and Founder of Asé Pure Naturals, Completes First 50K Ultra Marathon, Attributes CBD Use to Her Achievement

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As an avid athlete and health aficionado, Heather Jacoby, the CEO and Founder of CBD company Asé Pure Naturals, is no stranger to putting in the time and effort to make her body function at its highest levels. A veteran of multiple half marathons, Ms. Jacoby realized it was time to set a bigger goal for herself at the dawn of 2021, and she decided to pursue running a full marathon, comprised of 26.2 miles. However, this spring, when she set off at Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews, North Carolina, to run her personal race, she surprised herself at the 26.2-mile marker, and decided to keep going. Ultimately, she ended up running her first 50K Ultra Marathon (31 miles) that day and attributes her accomplishment to her use of CBD during her training. “I have always been a passionate trail runner and I really wanted to do something to challenge myself. That’s why I set the goal of running a full marathon,” stated Ms. Jacoby. “So, when I did that and realized I wasn’t ready to stop, I decided to reassess my goal right there on the spot and keep going. And I ended up completing a 50K!” During her training, Ms. Jacoby engaged in the 75 Hard Challenge, which is a mental toughness program designed to boost confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, self-belief, fortitude, and grittiness. The program is designed to improve whole body wellness—mentally and physically. On top of this, she also implemented Asé Pure Naturals products, including CBD tinctures and a topical muscle gel roll on. The latter, specifically, aided in muscle recovery. “I ran over 575 miles during a 75-day training period, and at the end of the day, that type of intensity can easily lead to overuse. Asé Pure Naturals’ Muscle Gel Roll On was a game changer for me. It really offered significant relief from joint and muscle pain. Plus, it’s completely all natural and organic, so I didn’t have to worry about the effects of pharmaceutical or chemical compounds on the good work I was doing with my body,” noted Ms. Jacoby. All in all, Ms. Jacoby’s 50K Ultra Marathon took her approximately seven and a half hours to complete. She looks forward to her continued use of CBD products as she ponders her next athletic goal and encourages other athletes as well as hobbyists who simply enjoy being active to consider implementing CBD into their own workout and exercise endeavors. “My company, Asé Pure Naturals, is one of the most promising CBD brands currently on the market. I make the guarantee to my customers that our products contain everything they should and nothing they should not. CBD truly offers people the ability to meet and exceed their health and wellness goals and realize an improved life,” confirmed Ms. Jacoby. “Plus, when you use an Asé Pure Naturals product you can feel confident knowing that you are using a CBD product that is 100% natural, gluten free, non-GMO, cruelty free, vegan, and organic. This is so important because CBD is not yet regulated by the FDA.” Additionally, Asé Pure Naturals is a member of the Hemp Industries Association. The company’s products are manufactured in a GMP Certified Facility and made with hemp that is grown in the United States. Plus, all Asé Pure Naturals products are third-party lab tested, offering consumers added peace of mind. Consumers are invited to learn more about Asé Pure Naturals’ line of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD topicals, tinctures, and softgel capsules by visiting the company online at www.asepurenaturals.com. Asé Pure Naturals, founded by health and wellness expert Heather Jacoby, was established in 2020 and is a woman-owned CBD product brand. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serving customers around the country, the company only uses raw CBD material grown from custom, proprietary strains found at organic CBD farms. Their CBD is extracted using the safest and most eco-friendly methods in the industry, which also eliminates unwanted chemicals and residual solvents, and delivers CBD oil that has all of the essential cannabidiols and terpenes that consumers seek. The company’s products are manufactured in their Colorado-based facility and face stringent third-party testing to ensure organic and pure quality. For more information about Asé Pure Naturals, visit www.asepurenaturals.com. Contact Details Asé Pure Naturals Heather Jacoby +1 704-620-2940 info@asepurenaturals.com Company Website https://www.asepurenaturals.com/

September 22, 2021 07:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TIM HORTONS® U.S. CELEBRATES PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON WITH LIMITED-EDITION PUMPKIN PACK

Tim Hortons

Calling all pumpkin spice fanatics! Starting today through September 28, Tim Hortons® U.S. is introducing the ultimate pumpkin spice bundle with the new, limited-time Pumpkin Pack. Available only through the Tim Hortons App or website, guests can get the full line-up of pumpkin spice baked goods – Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut, Pumpkin Spice Muffin, and Pumpkin Spice Timbits® – for FREE, with the purchase of a large Pumpkin Spice Latte. Limited edition pumpkin themed packaging will also be available at select restaurants*. How much pumpkin spice is too much? The limit simply does not exist. In addition to the Pumpkin Pack, all Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants feature a pumpkin spice line-up for fall including: Pumpkin Spice Latte: A creamy espresso-based beverage served either hot or cold with pumpkin spice syrup, topped with fluffy whipped cream and pumpkin spice syrup drizzle. Pumpkin Spice Iced Capp: A cold sweet and spicy beverage made with pumpkin spice syrup and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice syrup drizzle. Pumpkin Spice Muffin: A pumpkin spice flavored muffin filled with a rich, creamy filling. Pumpkin Spice Timbits®: Sweet pumpkin spice flavored cake donut holes with a glazed exterior. Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut: A pumpkin spice flavored cake ring donut coated with a sugary sweet glaze. Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew: Launching 9/29, the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew combines the flavors of our rich pumpkin spice syrup with our classic cold brew topped off with a sweet, creamy cold foam and an extra syrup swirl. The Pumpkin Pack bundle is available starting today through September 28, at select Tim Hortons® U.S. restaurants, while supplies last, starting at $3.49. Guests can redeem by adding the Pumpkin Pack bundle to their cart on the Tim Hortons App or website. Offer not valid with à la carte purchases. No modifications. No substitutions. Additional terms apply. See timhortons.com/offer-terms for details. *6850 Hospital Dr Dublin, OH; 9007 Columbus Pike Lewis Center, OH; 790 Center Street Lewiston, NY; 748 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda, NY; 1360 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park, MI; 940 Rochester Rd Rochester Hills, MI About TIM HORTONS® Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capps™), fresh baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com. Contact Details Adrianna Lauricella +1 212-230-1800 tims@abmc-us.com Company Website https://www.timhortons.com/

September 22, 2021 07:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Prostate Cancer Racial Disparities

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Despite great strides in prostate cancer care over the past several years, racial disparities in care persist. Black and Hispanic men have a high burden of prostate cancer mortality. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men, with the number rising to 1 in 6 for Black men and comprises more than 1 in 5 of all new cancer diagnoses for Hispanic men. The Covid-19 pandemic has also made things worse as early in the pandemic, many cancer resources were diverted, leaving scores of patients, including those with prostate cancer, with limited to no access to surgical treatment. So, what can be done and what does someone need to know to stay healthy? Conducting a nationwide media tour to discuss this important topic was Dr. Brian K. McNeil. Dr McNeil is an American Urological Association spokesperson and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice-Chair, Department of Urology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Topics that Dr McNeil discussed during interviews with radio and TV stations across the country included: What research has discovered about racial disparities among men with prostate cancer The racial disparity in the utilization of new therapies for advanced prostate cancer How covid-19 and where someone lives could affect their treatment options When should men get screened for prostate cancer? For more information visit: UrologyHealth.org About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has nearly 23,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 21, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Announces Aloe & Mint Collection with ‘The Greenhouse’ Experiential Retail Concept in New York City

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Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils, the multi-cultural brand dedicated to providing the best, high-quality hair care solutions for all hair types with special emphasis on wavy, coiled, kinky and mixed textures, formally announces its Aloe and Mint Collection today. The Aloe and Mint Collection is Aunt Jackie’s first that can be used on both the hair and body and is gender-neutral. To mark these “firsts,” the brand curated The Greenhouse, a brand experience that showcases the key ingredients and honors the brand’s origin story – a celebration of Black women and the growth of their pursuits – in an immersive fashion. “This is a monumental launch for Aunt Jackie’s,” said Dwan White, creator of Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils. “Since the brand’s inception, we have been grounded by a simple goal - to create products that we would want to use on our own curl type and texture. With the launch of new products in Aloe and Mint, we are not only expanding beyond hair care and into body care for the first time, but we are also proudly introducing our first gender-neutral collection, providing benefits for all.” About the Aloe and Mint Collection The Aloe and Mint collection is specially formulated with therapeutic ingredients including Aloe, Mint, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey and Marshmallow Root to cleanse, hydrate, and refresh your hair (and skin) instantly. Each remedy has a light cooling sensation with an invigorating minty fragrance. Products in the Aloe and Mint Collection include: Cool It! Stimulating Moisturizing Conditioner Hydrate Me! Leave-In Conditioning Treatment Flawless Pattern Perfecting Pudding Lather Up Sulfate-Free Stimulating Shampoo Crème Wake Up Refresher Spray Aunt Jackie’s offers solutions for hair types across the 1a-4c texture spectrum, with a special emphasis on types 3 & 4 hair. When used together, most Aunt Jackie’s products will not cake, flake or cause drying. Aunt Jackie’s collections are formulated to address specific issues commonly associated with natural hair including chronic dryness, definition, thinning and shedding, detangling, frizz, split ends, and more. Aunt Jackie’s is designed to nourish, tame and beautify your textures. Therapies do not include sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, or drying alcohols. In addition to the new products in Aloe and Mint, collections include Butter Fusion, Flaxseed, Curls & Coils, Kids, Grapeseed, Coconut Crème, and Natural Oils. Products in the Aloe and Mint Collection range from $10.95-12.95 and are available at mass, drug, grocery, specialty, and beauty supply stores nationwide, as well as Aunt Jackie’s new e-commerce shop at https://auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com/shop/. Step Inside The Greenhouse From September 23-25, The Aloe and Mint Collection will be showcased at the Aunt Jackie’s Greenhouse at Showfields, 11 Bond Street, New York City. Attendees will be treated to a variety of self-care classes, demonstrations, refreshments and entertainment curated by Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils and featuring an abundantly Black female line-up of partners and offerings. The event is free to the public from noon-7 pm ET. To attend please visit https://auntjackies.rsvpify.com. Honoring the Aunties In addition to showcasing the science behind Aunt Jackie’s new Aloe and Mint Collection, the Greenhouse celebrates the brand’s origin as inspired by the women who influenced its creator, Dwan White – her aunties. As a trusted solution and hair care helper, the brand embodies the spirit of aunties and their contributions on our lives. About Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils is the fastest growing brand in the U.S. multicultural hair category, with 8 unique ingredients story collections. The brand is manufactured and marketed by House of Cheatham, Inc. headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA. Products are sold in mass, drug, grocery, specialty, and beauty supply stores in over 30 countries. For more information, go to www.auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com. Follow us on Facebook @ auntjackies; Instagram @ auntjackiescurlsandcoils; Twitter @ AuntJackiesCC; YouTube Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils. Contact Details Cheryl Overton Communications Cheryl Overton cheryl@cheryloverton.com Company Website https://auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com

September 21, 2021 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Female-Led Supplement Brand, Reserveage, Launches Their First-Ever Topicals Offering with Pro-Collagen Skincare Line

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The clinically-tested, science-backed skincare line features a proprietary formulation of microencapsulated copper peptides and nine world-class ingredients, so women can feel beautiful from the inside out in every stage of life Reserveage, one of the industry’s top leaders in wellness and beauty supplements for-women by women, has expanded its product portfolio to seamlessly blend outer beauty with inner wellness with the launch of their Pro-Collagen Booster skincare collection. Founded on the premise of the needs and desires from women as it relates to skincare, the dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny-certified), paraben and sulfate-free line promotes the appearance of youthful, collagen-rich skin on the most visible areas of the body - the face, eye, neck, hands and feet. With a team of scientists, Reserveage utilizes unique technology to create innovative, efficacious products with patented and trademarked ingredients that are designed for whole body benefits, including their powerful microencapsulated copper peptides and nine world-class ingredients, including Dermaxyl®, Beautifeye®, EyelissTM, Matrixyl®, with proven results from 29 clinical studies. The brand’s unparalleled technology allows for copper to be absorbed into the skin more effectively, without oxidation in the form of microencapsulated copper peptides, supporting smooth and firm skin in the key areas most impacted by collagen degradation. “When looking at the market opportunity, the skincare segment is the biggest and fastest-growing sector within the Beauty & Personal Care market,” said Yamit Sadok, Senior Director of Marketing at Reserveage. “Reserveage as a brand is already positioned as a premium beauty brand with Collagen-boosting nutritionals targeting skin benefits. Our foray into topicals allowed us to capitalize on the white space in the marketplace, while completing the inside and outside approach - ultimately enhancing the consumer experience while reshaping the way personal care products are formulated, marketed and used. We’re excited to get products into the hands of consumers and make our official debut into the topical landscape.” The collection touts four inaugural products that give your skin some extra TLC, including: Pro-Collagen Illuminating Eye Cream ($49.99 MSRP): A proprietary formulation containing exceptional ingredients such as Beautifeye® to improve global eye contour appearance and reduce the appearance of crow's feet and under eye bags while diminishing the look of dark circles and puffiness. Pro-Collagen Firming Face Cream ($59.99 MSRP): This specialized face cream is infused with Matrixyl® synthé 6® to even skin tone appearance, smoothness and texture while reducing the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles. Pro-Collagen Firming Neck Cream ($59.99 MSRP): Designed to combat the appearance of sagging and loose skin around the neck and jawline with a rich neck cream that improves and maintains the look of skin’s elasticity with ingredients such as IdealiftTM. Pro-Collagen Hand & Foot Cream ($44.99 MSRP): Fade away the look of aging on hands and feet with an emollient hand and foot cream specially formulated with RevidrateTM to provide improved appearance of skin smoothness and tone on skin surfaces exposed to UV light. "Reserveage’s new product line is incredibly exciting—it uses proprietary microencapsulated copper peptides that allow for maximal ability to promote the appearance of collagen-rich skin,” said dermatologist and Reserveage ambassador Dr. Tiffany Libby. “Copper peptides have been well studied and have been shown to help hydrate, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulate the look of collagen-rich skin, all which are aimed to enhance the appearance of smooth and firm skin and minimize signs of aging." The new and innovative product line takes a unique approach to skincare that is designed for whole body benefits. Boasting high-quality ingredients that are supported by robust audit and testing requirements to give your skin the products it deserves, the clinical study results show that key ingredients in Reserveage’s Pro-Collagen skincare line: Reduces the appearance of eye bags by 52% within 2 months Reduces the appearance of eye bag volume in 70% of volunteers within 2 months Improves the appearance of skin sagging by 43.6% within 2 months Improves skin moisturization/hydration by 34% in just 30 days Increases the appearance of lifting effect by 28% within 2 months Reserveage’s Pro-Collagen skincare line is available on their website, www.reserveage.tlcchealth.com, Amazon, and other retailers nationwide including Vitamin Shoppe. For more information, visit: https://reserveage.tlcchealth.com. About Reserveage: Founded by women. Led by women. Empowered by women. As a leading brand within the beauty and wellness supplement industry, Reserveage is redefining beauty by unveiling the notion that beauty is represented by so much more than meets the eye. Through an expansive portfolio of products including key ingredients such as Resveratrol, Collagen, Keratin and more, Reserveage seamlessly blends outer beauty with inner wellness. Bringing every product to the market with science-backed results, Reserveage ensures high-quality, innovative and effective products so women can feel beautifully healthy in body and mind in every stage of life. Available at some of the world’s top retailers such as Amazon, Vitamin Shoppe, CVS Pharmacy, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, King Soopers, Vitacost, Iherb, natural stores nationwide and more. For more information, please visit Reserveage’s website and @reserveagenutrition on Instagram. Contact Details Powers PR Courtney Stewart courtney@powers-pr.com Company Website https://reserveage.tlcchealth.com/

September 21, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Leading Medical Professionals Launch Rappore, An Integrated Patient-Centric Mental Health Platform

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Rappore, a new-to-market virtual health care platform specializing in mental health therapies, now offers in-network treatment through leading insurance providers including United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019, a number that has only increased this past year by the pandemic ( Kff.org ). While there are over 500,000 mental health clinicians in the U.S., 119M Americans still live in mental health shortage areas, making it a growing challenge. Rappore’s tech-enabled model aims to solve this issue, which is considered one of the largest healthcare burdens in America. By combining world-class mental healthcare with a convenient, telehealth solution, Rappore delivers accessible, affordable, and comprehensive mental health therapies to patients. “With the launch of Rappore, we aim to fix what is currently a broken system within our healthcare system,” says Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Brian Kinsella. “We bring together psychiatry and therapy under one roof, and now, for the price of a copay. Having companies like Aetna and United Health on-board will enable us to service communities across the nation, and we are excited to achieve this growth while continuing to expand our capabilities and network.” “In the last year, we’ve seen mental healthcare apps grow tremendously; however, most of these apps are developed with little to no healthcare guidance or regulation, and more importantly, no real human interaction,” says Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Frederic Kass, MD. “We’ve been able to create a model, backed by top academic medical centers, that elevates the current standard and leads to superior outcomes by matching patients with prominent medical professionals in a variety of specialties who can provide innovative treatments and high-quality services.” Rappore is the only digital company that can achieve superior outcomes for mental health problems including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, eating disorders and PTSD, relationship issues and school/work issues. Its experienced clinical staff has rigorous protocols and offers an array of services including coordinated care with specialty networks and programs, integrated technology, and leading risk management tools to ensure superior patient outcomes. Its technology advantages include rapid intake and onboarding procedures, robust offerings for various and complex ailments, and an affordable pricing model that incorporates therapy, medication, and accessibility to a highly vetted medical community with multiple specialties. Rappore offers licensed mental healthcare clinicians in six states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida. The company is rolling out a BIPOC process group this month to provide support for BIPOC communities who are faced with unique challenges and systematic inequality. The company has plans for exponential growth and is currently undergoing funding to support initiatives including scaling its clinical staff, further developing proprietary data collection and outcome measurement tools, and driving education and awareness across the medical and patient markets. To learn more about Rappore visit https://rappore.com/ About Rappore Rappore is a world-class virtual health care platform, specializing in mental health therapies, that democratizes the mental healthcare system in the U.S. Formed in 2020, Rappore provides direct access to the best mental health experts and comprehensive treatment via insurance and affordable pricing to patients. Rappore offers its patients a wholistic approach to mental wellness, achieving superior outcomes for mental health problems including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and PTSD, relationship issues and school/work issues. Its experienced clinical staff has rigorous protocols and offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of its patients. Its technology advantages, affordable pricing model, in-network offerings and highly vetted medical community primes Rappore to become one of the leading mental health care programs in the U.S. Contact Details Rell Marketing & Communications Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 ltilbor@rellmc.com Company Website https://rappore.com/

September 21, 2021 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MarketFinance in pole position as it raises £280m and is approved for Recovery Loan Scheme lending

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Fintech business lender MarketFinance has today announced a £280m debt and equity fundraise and its accreditation under the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). This comes after MarketFinance became one of the first fintechs to be accredited under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), having lent £250m to companies across the UK. Launched by the British Business Bank in April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the pandemic. Funding from the Scheme can be used for any legitimate business purpose including managing cashflow, investment in new equipment and preparing for future growth. It is designed to appeal to businesses that can afford to take out additional finance for these purposes. MarketFinance is ready to lend immediately with its debt and equity funding. The debt financing has been provided from a large global investment firm alongside Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. The equity investment was led by Black River Ventures (previous investments include Marqeta, Upgrade, Coursera and Digital Ocean) with participation from existing investor, Barclays Bank PLC. Alongside this, the launch of MarketFinance Flex Loans today will aim to help nearly one million SMEs in the UK solve their short-term funding gaps up to £100,000. Viola Credit has provided MarketFinance with £20m to launch the Flex Loans product. Similar to a credit card or overdraft, businesses will have a pre-agreed limit of up to £100,000 which they can withdraw at once or in smaller amounts. Flexible repayment options enable the businesses to spread their repayments over 3 - 12 months based on their working capital needs. It is a solution to support a variety of one-off and ongoing funding requirements such as purchasing inventory, clearing outstanding invoices, upfront supplier payments, investment into sales and marketing, or expanding the team. Anil Stocker, CEO at MarketFinance, commented: “This funding and our accreditation as a Recovery Loan Scheme lender is testament to the brilliant work everyone at MarketFinance has done to serve UK businesses during a difficult period. Adapting to the increased demand from businesses looking for finance online instead of through traditional avenues also drove our profitability this year, which has continued into H2 2021”. From today, businesses can immediately apply* for an RLS loan from MarketFinance between £50k and £250k repayable over 4, 5 or 6 years. Repayments in the first six months of the term will only consist of interest charges, an additional support measure as businesses gear themselves for a full reopening of the economy. Anil Stocker aded: “Businesses have been resilient and managed to hold their nerve during one of the most difficult periods in recent history. We were there to help with the CBILS and will do the same with the RLS by offering a simple application process, quick decisions and sending funds to businesses immediately. Our fundraise puts us in pole position to do this. We played a key role during CBILS, as one of the first fintech lenders, to help get funds to businesses quickly when they found their applications were delayed and or denied by others. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with businesses and help navigate them through to the full reopening of the economy and beyond”. As a native fintech, the MarketFinance platform is designed to receive, process and manage large volumes of businesses applying for finance using the platform. From simple online application forms, enhanced credit risk models to exceptional one-to-one customer support, MarketFinance will get RLS funds to businesses in need, quickly. “We aim to quickly lend to businesses around the UK. We anticipate demand for RLS to come from companies that will need capital to scale operations ahead of the full reopening of the economy. Manufacturers, wholesalers, public services businesses and a range of others will need the funds to ramp up supplies and build pipelines as business returns to normal” added Anil Stocker. Ends *Minimum eligibility criteria for RLS business loans through MarketFinance: Limited Company or Limited Liability Partnership Trading for more than 3 years, has a turnover of more than £200,000 Company sells goods and/or services to consumers and/or other businesses About MarketFinance MarketFinance is a business finance company with offices in London and Manchester. The online platform enables businesses to access a range of flexible finance solutions - quickly and easily. This smart technology is backed by help from real people so business owners can save time and focus on growing their business. Since 2011, MarketFinance has cumulatively advanced over £2.6 billion to companies across a range of sizes and sectors, providing working capital and finance for everything from paying staff and suppliers to launching new products or services and accelerating growth. MarketFinance is backed by Barclays Bank PLC, Mouro Capital, European venture capital fund Northzone (invested in Klarna, iZettle and Trustpilot), and private equity group MCI Capital (also invested in iZettle, Azimo and Gett). About the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) The Recovery Loan Scheme is managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA. Contact Details MarketFinance Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://marketfinance.com/

September 21, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Grandparents are Grand: Celebrate Grandparents Every Day

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For many families, the COVID-19 pandemic has separated grandparents from their grandchildren and made it difficult to be there in person for some of their grandchildren’s biggest moments. And sometimes it’s not even about missing the big moments, but the everyday moments, such as reading a story to them or sharing a meal, that make it so hard to be separated. Because many of us are separated from loved ones right now and relying on virtual ways to connect, UnitedHealthcare collaborated with Sesame Workshop to develop downloadable resources to be shared with family and friends that offer fun ways to connect with grandparents, together or apart. As we celebrate grandparents on National Grandparents Day and every day, now is the chance for your audience to learn more about UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop’s Growing Every Day, Every Way program and how it is honoring grandparents and families by providing educational resources on developmental milestones to establish lifelong healthy habits. Tameeka Smith, grandmother and Community Plan CEO at UnitedHealthcare and Andrea Cody, senior project manager, Social Impact at Sesame Workshop partnered with D S Simon Media and Your Update TV on a nationwide media tour to discuss: Information on Sesame Street in Communities How grandparents can be empowered to take care of themselves Ways grandparents can connect with kids both in-person and virtually For more information on all Sesame Workshop and UnitedHealthcare are doing you can visit: www.grandparentsday.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 20, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Exhibition Reveals Visual Cues of Bigotry and Inequality Over Hundreds of Years in America

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At a time when Americans are constantly bombarded with graphics, some with hidden meanings, our ability to interpret visuals has taken on new urgency. Imperfect History: Curating the Graphics Arts Collection at Benjamin Franklin’s Public Library is a new exhibit designed to help us read between the lines of popular graphics. Drawing from a collection of extraordinary breadth spanning 300 years, Imperfect History showcases hidden and rare items, the unseen stories of everyday people, and the prejudices and preconceptions of different time periods. It’s a visual time machine of the good, the bad and the ugly of American culture. It opens September 20, 2021 and runs through April 8, 2022. “The point is not to take things at face value,” said Michael Barsanti, the Edwin Wolf 2 nd Director of the Library Company. “Inequalities and prejudices have existed in plain view for centuries. We just need to look for the clues in visual materials. Our hope is that this exhibition will help teach the public to understand racist, sexist and other biased imagery in popular culture today and throughout history, in an effort to mitigate bigotry.” Rare, unusual items Items glorifying white men, stereotyping African Americans, satirizing feminism and representing economic disparities will be on display. So too will ‘imperfect’ works that would never see the light of day in a fine arts exhibit, but that offer important lessons in how people lived, what they cared about and what they really thought. “We want to help patrons understand American history through graphic materials,” notes co-curator Erika Piola, Director of the Visual Culture Program. “These are images created and seen by everyday people. They were collected by the son of a Library Company librarian, hung on the walls of American homes, were saved in scrapbooks, and mailed to the dwellings of average citizens.” Included in the exhibition are an ink blotter with female nudes on lettuce, a promotional item never seen before publicly. There are rare items such as a print of an enslaved teen with vitiligo who was exploited as a sideshow curiosity and a lithograph of living and dead all-white male Masons described as the “wise and good among mankind.” Among the exhibition’s five areas is the ‘Imperfection Section’ with items that have been altered, suffered age deterioration, damage, have artistic errors, or inscriptions. “We want people to appreciate that just because items like photographs, prints and sketches might be damaged, it doesn’t make them any less important to future generations,” says Piola. Co-curator Sarah Weatherwax, Senior Curator of Graphic Arts notes, “Benjamin Franklin founded the Library Company to prepare colonists for citizenship by giving them access to books. But today, being an engaged citizen requires us to look beyond text and also focus on visuals, to understand nuance and context.” Two-year project The Imperfect History project includes an exhibition, publication, digital catalog, a visual literacy workshop, a one-day symposium and a curatorial fellowship. It is in commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Graphic Arts Department. The digital catalog creatively demonstrates multiple viewpoints through descriptions of the same visual material written by four guest catalogers from different fields. The exhibition publication is an illustrated catalog providing an overview of the history of graphics collecting at the Library Company as well as narratives and a case study of the relationships between American art history, visual culture and literacy, race, gender, and Philadelphia imagery and image makers. Visual Literacy Workshop: Urban In-sights A select group of historians, curators, and other professionals from around the U.S. gathered virtually at the end of June for a workshop designed to enhance participants’ ability to “read” and analyze graphic materials. In addition to historical context, they learned about different graphic processes, and how to conduct primary and secondary research using graphic materials. Symposium: Collecting, Curating, and Consuming American Popular Graphic Arts Yesterday and Today The one-day symposium scheduled for March 25, 2022 will examine the changing and innovative trends in how popular graphics are curated, interpreted, used and understood by those who produced, viewed, and consumed them. Curatorial Fellowship Imperfect History included a 20-month fellowship providing an aspiring graphics curator with practical career training. Funding Support for Imperfect History is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, Walter J. Miller Trust, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jay Robert Stiefel, and Terra Foundation for American Art. The Graphic Arts Collection The holdings of over 100,000 items comprises one of the few public collections in the United States specializing in historical American popular graphics from the 17th century through the early 20th century. The works represent the multiple perspectives and aesthetic senses of their creators, while they also serve as material documents of the culture, politics and economics in which they were produced and consumed. About the Library Company of Philadelphia Established in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company of Philadelphia was founded as the first public library with the mission of putting books in the hands of ordinary citizens. It is the oldest cultural institution in America, the Nation' s first Library of Congress and the largest lending library through the Civil War. Today, the Library Company is an independent research library and educational institution specializing in American and global history from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. With one of the world's largest holdings of early Americana, the Library Company also has close to one million pieces in their collections that relate to African American history, economic and women's history, the history of medicine, and visual culture. The Library Company promotes access to these collections through fellowships, exhibitions, programs, and online resources. To find out more, please visit www.librarycompany.org. Contact Details Snap 2 Marketing/PR Beverly Volpe +1 609-230-4696 Bev@Snap2mkt.com Library Company of Philadelphia Raechel Hammer +1 856-383-4397 rhammer@librarycompany.org

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