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Cave Cay Club And Resort Announces New Leadership of its Board Of Directors

Cave Cay, LP

Cave Cay Limited Partnership announced today that it has a new Board of Directors. The new Board of Directors of the company is composed of Mr. Emile Haddad, Mr. Issam Hamid, Mr. Omer Maqsood, Mr. Javier Guerra, and Mr. Felipe MacLean (CEO of the company). Mr. Haddad, who is also an investor in the project, will be the Chairman of the Board and will chair the Executive Committee. Mr. Hamid will chair the Finance Committee. “We are very excited to have Mr. Haddad take this leadership role. His experience in building some of the largest and most recognized mixed use master planned communities in the world will be critical as we move into the execution phase of the project,” said Mr. MacLean. “With the recent approval of the Heads of Agreement by the Government of the Bahamas and a world class leadership team, Cave Cay is poised to be one of the best resorts in the world,“ added Mr. MacLean. Cave Cay is approved to build over two hundred luxury residences, a seventy key hotel and a marina which could accommodate up to one hundred yachts. “I am very happy to be a part of the team that will be building Cave Cay. Mr. Maclean has done an excellent job and I am looking forward to working with him as we turn his vision into reality. This is a unique opportunity not only because of the natural beauty of the island, but because we all will play a hands-on role as the project moves forward,” stated Mr. Haddad. For further information, contact management@cavecayclub.com Contact Details John P. David +1 305-724-3903 john@davidpr.com

April 04, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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April 04, 2023 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrate the Second Annual California State Parks Week June 14-18, 2023

Save the Redwoods League

The public is invited to celebrate the second annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual programming, this week-long event celebrates California’s 280 state parks and the people who visit and help protect these iconic places. A complete list of the week’s events and how to participate are available at CAStateParksWeek.org. “We are excited to host the second annual California State Parks Week and build upon last year’s inaugural successes,” said Armando Quintero, director of California State Parks. “California State Parks Week serves as a reminder that state parks belong to all who call California home. Everyone deserves to enjoy them, to stay healthy and active, find inspiration and connect with nature and areas of cultural significance.” Launched in 2022, California State Parks Week offers a full week of specially themed days with in-person and virtual activities and events in parks across the state. In its inaugural year, California State Parks week welcomed visitors to all 280 parks to participate in more than 143 events statewide. California State Parks Week advances the Outdoor Access For All initiative championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, as well as the California Outdoors For All initiative. These efforts expand outdoor access to all Californians through focused investments in open space infrastructure, outdoor programming and improvements to permit applications, with a priority to expand access in underserved communities. Why California State Parks Week? California’s 280 state park units preserve and protect the state’s natural and cultural history. In recent years, it has become abundantly clear that public lands play a critical role in making communities stronger, happier and healthier. Our shared parks are places where everyone can connect with nature and find inspiration and joy. California State Parks Week is a fun way to celebrate the wonder and sense of community that the outdoors provide to Californians and visitors from all over the world. “We are excited to celebrate California State Parks Week and once again encourage access to so many joyful experiences and benefits of nature,” said Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League. "Research has confirmed the many health benefits of getting outside, being in nature and experiencing awe. California’s state parks are the access point to these experiences for everyone, whether they’re standing at the foot of a majestic redwood, hiking to a ridgetop vista or getting immersed in history at a cultural heritage site.” California State Parks protect the best of the state’s natural and cultural history; more than 340 miles of coastline; the tallest, largest and among the oldest trees in the world; and deserts, lakes, rivers and beaches. Across 280 parks statewide, there are more than 5,200 miles of trails, and 15,000 campsites, prehistoric and historic archeological sites, ghost towns, historic homes and monuments — all waiting to be explored. “California State Parks Week highlights the many benefits parks have to offer to the community,” said Kindley Walsh Lawlor, president and CEO of Parks California. “From opportunities to learn about history and biodiversity to exploring these scenic spaces with family, we are excited to celebrate with communities across California.” “For the second annual California State Parks Week, we are celebrating wellness, stewardship, community and adventure,” said Rachel Norton, executive director of California State Parks Foundation. “These are all gifts that our incredible state parks system gives Californians to enjoy each and every day of the year.” California State Parks Week 2023 Themed Days Wednesday, June 14: Explore New Experiences With 280 state parks that offer everything from the magic of ancient redwood forests to epic beach days, we encourage everyone to visit a state park and try something new. Curious about camping, or adventures like surfing, boating or off-roading? Ever hiked to the top of a ridge or learned about ecology on an interpretive hike? California State Parks Week is your invitation to explore a new activity — or a new park — you might fall in love with. View all events. Featured: Smith River Watershed Wednesday Flotilla! (Redwood Forest Region/North Coast) Forest Bathing at Mt. Tamalpais State Park (Redwood Forest Region/Bay Area) Gold Rush Cooking at Columbia State Historic Park or virtually via Facebook Live (Sierra Nevada foothills) Tidepool Exploration at Crystal Cove State Park (South Coast/Laguna Beach) Thursday, June 15: Nourish Your Health and Well-being Studies have shown that time in nature can boost our physical, mental and emotional well-being. California’s state parks give all of us places where we can find refuge, inspiration, challenges and joy. View all events. Featured: Guided Forest Meditation Walk at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (Redwood Forest/North Coast) Kayak Safety Tour at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area (Central Coast) Sunset Yoga at Historic Adamson House (South Coast/Malibu Lagoon State Beach) Friday, June 16: Support Climate Resilience California’s forests, oceans, grasslands and other ecosystems are not just beautiful — they store huge amounts of carbon, making them some of the most powerful tools in adapting to climate change. We invite you to explore a park near you and learn about how to support California State Parks and its partners’ efforts to expand protected areas and restore forests and wetlands to build resilience in the landscapes that help protect us all. View all events. Featured: Water Quality Sampling at Huntington State Beach (South Coast/Orange County) Fall Creek After Fire Guided Tour at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Redwood Forest Region/Santa Cruz) Let’s Talk Pollinators! Walk and Discussion at Pismo State Beach (Central Coast) Saturday, June 17: Celebrate Community and Culture California’s state parks are for everyone. We reaffirm this truth by elevating the perspectives and experiences of communities that have historically been underrepresented in public lands. Join us for celebrations and cultural events that honor Black, Indigenous and communities of color at parks statewide. View all events. Featured: Cultural Hike and Traditional Salmon Feed with the Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation at Tolowa Dunes State Park (North Coast) Juneteenth at Black Miners Bar at Folsom Lake State Recreational Area (Woodland/Plains/Sacramento) Chinese Railroad Double Happiness Art Project at Donner Memorial State Park (Sierra Nevada/Tahoe) Sunday, June 18: Care for Our Shared Lands It takes our full community to care for public lands. Partners and volunteers are vital to keeping California’s state park system healthy, beautiful and rich in biodiversity. Discover how you can get involved in efforts to protect and steward California’s state parks — as a professional staff member, volunteer, partner or one of many other opportunities. View all events. Featured: Be the Change, Sea the Change! Beach Clean-up at Cardiff State Beach (South Coast/San Diego) Rooting out Invasive Plants Volunteer Workday at Trinidad State Beach (North Coast) Arts in the Parks: Kids Theater Workshop at California Citrus State Historic Park (Desert/Inland Empire) * * * For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Robin Carr at 415-766-0927 or redwoods@landispr.com. To access hi-res images and b-roll video, please visit the California State Parks Week newsroom. California State Parks Week Presenting Partners: The California Department of Parks and Recreation, popularly known as California State Parks, and the programs supported by its Office of Historic Preservation and divisions of Boating and Waterways and Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov. Save the Redwoods League is one of the nation’s longest-running conservation organizations, and it has been protecting and restoring redwood forests since 1918. The League has connected generations of visitors with the beauty and serenity of the redwood forests. Our 240,000 supporters have enabled the League to protect more than 220,000 acres of irreplaceable forests in 66 state, national and local parks and reserves. For information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org. Parks California is a statewide nonprofit working to ensure state, regional, and local parks thrive. As the statutory partner to California State Parks, Parks California has a simple mission — to help strengthen parks and inspire all to experience these extraordinary places. From redwood groves and desert springs to urban parks and lighthouses, the organization works with partners to steward these natural wonders and make California’s parks more welcoming, accessible and relevant to all visitors. For more information, please visit parkscalifornia.org. California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit that mobilizes a diverse network of Californians to be active champions for our state parks. At California State Parks Foundation, we believe that all Californians are essential to sustaining our state parks. Every day, we inform and inspire current and future generations of park champions, enabling them to be the passionate advocates our state parks need. Because when we build a movement of park supporters, we ensure the long-term sustainability of our incredible state park treasures. Learn more at www.calparks.org. ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-766-0927 redwoods@landispr.com California State Parks Gloria Sandoval Newsroom@parks.ca.gov Company Website https://www.savetheredwoods.org/

April 03, 2023 08:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Freshen Up Your Dating Game this Spring

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With warmer days around the corner, women-first dating and social networking app Bumble is sharing fresh dating tips, trends, and ways to spring clean your Bumble profile as many prepare for dating this season. Recently, Bumble’s Sex and Relationships Expert, Shan Boodram, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips and advice on freshening up your dating game this spring. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/5Qvf-g0dhg4 Bumble recently ran a survey* across the United States to unearth dating trends that highlight the top traits people are looking for in a date, the most attractive qualities in a partner, how people feel about dating this season, and more. According to the survey, an overwhelming majority (79%) of respondents are open to using dating apps to meet someone this year. Sixty-one percent (61%) of respondents said they’re looking forward to having fun with their dating journey, and many respondents feel positive about dating this year (79%). The survey also revealed the importance of shared values. Based on the survey, one of the most attractive qualities in a potential partner is having similar values, and the top traits that respondents are looking for in a potential partner include honesty and respect. A majority (59%) of respondents are also open to dating outside of their “type.” In fact, based on Bumble’s 2023 Dating Trends survey, which was conducted in October 2022 with a sample of 14,300 Bumble members around the world, an overwhelming majority of global respondents (63%) are doing away with physical requirements when dating. If this trend resonates with you, try Bumble’s newest product feature, “ Speed Dating,” which brings retro speed dating to the online dating experience, allowing Bumble’s community to prioritize personality over physical appearance. Available every Thursday between 7-8 pm local time in the app, speed dating is a fun, pressure-free way to briefly chat within a timed conversation without sharing any photos. After three minutes, each person is asked if they would like to continue the conversation. If both people choose to match, their chat will live in their Date Mode queue, and their profile will then be available to view following the event. If you're looking to make romantic connections this spring and beyond, download the Bumble app and take advantage of its many features, including Speed Dating, Profile Badges, and more! For more data-driven tips, expert advice, and resources to help guide your dating journey this season, visit Bumble.com * Unless otherwise stated, all research was commissioned by Bumble and carried out online by Censuswide from March 7th to 20th, 2023. Surveys were conducted within the United States amongst a sample of more than 1,000 adults who are actively dating, or open to dating this year. Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society, which is based on the ESOMAR principles. About Shan Boodram: Shan Boodram is a certified sex educator, dating coach and intimacy expert. Boodram is host of the top podcast, "Lovers and Friends" and the best-selling author of “The Game of Desire.” She was previously a resident expert on Netflix's “Too Hot to Handle,” in addition to starring in Peacock’s “Ex-Rated with Andy Cohen.” She is an ambassador for AIDS Healthcare Foundation and WomensHealth.gov, and a member of the American Sexual Health Association. About Bumble app: Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble BFF) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on the importance of equitable relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. They've built their platform around kindness, respect, and equality – and their community plays an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and strives to provide them with an experience free from hate, aggression, or bullying. Bumble is free to download and is widely available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the web. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 03, 2023 09:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Releases New "I series" Lenses, Adding Ultra-Wide and Classic Prime Focal Lengths to the Compact, All-Metal Lineup

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce two new prime lenses in the Contemporary line, designed exclusively for mirrorlesss camera systems. The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary ($599 US) and the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary ($639 US) are stylish "I Series" full-frame lenses featuring all-metal barrels. These two lenses are offered in Sony E-Mount and Leica L-Mount. Both lenses will be available through authorized retailers in late April 2023. The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary delivers supreme compactness in the widest "I series" lens to date. This super-compact, ultra wide-angle lens weighs just 225g (L-Mount), with a length of 48.8mm, and is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless systems. It is an exceptional lens in terms of angle of view, optical performance, and build quality, with a design inspired by SIGMA CINE lenses. As an I series lens, it features a metal barrel with knurled focus ring, aperture ring and lens hood. Both metal magnetic and snap-on lens caps are provided. By shortening the overall length of the lens and making changes to the focus configuration, the 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary lens is capable of focusing as close as 12cm with an impressive magnification ratio of 1:3.6, allowing for unique close-up photographs with expansive backgrounds, making it particularly appealing to vloggers, hikers, landscape photographers and more. A stepping motor offers swift, precise AF for both still and video applications. The SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary adds the classic standard prime lens focal length to the I series. This is the fifth F2 I series lens to date, joining the 20mm, 24mm, 35mm and 65mm lenses. All F2 I series lenses feature an arc-type AF/MF switch and a stylized ring on the all-metal barrel. This DG DN lens is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless systems and is offered in Sony E-mount and Leica L-Mount versions. The metal lens hood, manual-focus and aperture ring are knurled for a pleasant tactile experience, and the F2 maximum aperture delivers gorgeous bokeh effects; while the optical design delivers performance comparable to the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens in a much more compact form (37% shorter length, 48% less in weight.) The lens is also resistant to backlighting and produces minimal flare, even in difficult conditions. AF is driven by a stepping motor for fast, reliable AF for both still and video use. This is a best-in-class standard prime lens for everyday use, combining exceptional I series build quality, strong optical performance, and a compact, fast-aperture design. Learn more about the SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/17mm-f4-dg-dn-c Learn more about the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/50mm-f2-dg-dn-c Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras C | Contemporary SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN Ultra-wide in sight. Tiny in size. "Ultra-wide-angle lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses. Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful". Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor Supplied accessories: Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF55-01M), Petal Type Hood (LH576-03), Front Cap (LCF-55 II), Rear Cap (LCR II) Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount * The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA17mmF4Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries Compact, lightweight and high-performance ultra-wide-angle 17mm lens with an impressive minimum focusing distance. Now available as a "Premium Compact Prime" I series lens. "Compact, lightweight and high-performance ultra-wide-angle lens". Using the latest technology, the 17mm has been created without compromise, despite this challenging design concept. Its wide-angle of view creates impactful landscape images with a unique perspective and, thanks to its minimum close focusing distance of 12cm, the lens can be enjoyed in a variety of alternative ways, including close-up photography and handheld selfies. The optical design has been created exclusively for mirrorless camera systems, which helps reduce lens flare and ghosting that results in excellent image rendering. The all-metal lens barrel highlights SIGMA's craftsmanship and attention to detail, making the SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary a pleasure to use on every shoot. [Key Features] 1. "Ultra-wide-angle lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses. The lens construction consists of two SLD glass elements and three aspherical lens elements. Aspherical lenses are used for both the front and rear optics. This not only keeps the size of the lens compact but also helps with correcting lens aberrations. As a result, the lens features a 55mm filter thread (which is smaller than comparable lenses of similar focal lengths) which makes it easy to change filters between SIGMA I series lenses that share the same filter size.* Its construction also helps minimize flare and ghosting that is commonly found in ultra-wide-angle lenses, creating clear images in any environment. This is a lens with truly modern performance, thanks to the advanced processing and production technologies at SIGMA's only production facility in Aizu. *In addition to the 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary, I series lenses with a 55mm filter thread include the 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary, 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, and 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (as of April 2023). A highlight of using the 17mm is the impressive minimum focusing distance of 12cm. Capture close-up macro style images in remarkable detail with expansive backgrounds. It is also suitable for selfies and vlogging, where items need to be shown at an arms-reach. A quiet, high-speed stepping motor drives the AF delivering fast and accurate results in both stills and video. 2. Beyond "beautiful pictures" ― the value provided by the SIGMA's I series The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot. SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor. SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born. 3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. What is more with the I series is that this high build quality is condensed into a palm-sized lens body. The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary is one of the smallest in the series. Combine with multiple I series lenses to create a remarkably compact shooting system that is lightweight and small in size. [Additional Features] Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups with 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus Stepping Motor Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model. Support DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Aperture ring Focus Mode Switch Petal Type Hood (LH576-03) Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF55-01M) Mount with dust and splash resistant structure Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 7-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount "Made in Japan" craftsmanship Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/ [Key Specifications] The figures below are for the L-Mount version: Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups (2 SLD and 3 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 103.7° Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F22 Minimum focusing distance: 12cm / 4.8 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:3.6 Filter size: 55mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 64mm x 48.8mm / 2.5 in. x 1.9 in. Weight: 225g / 7.9 oz. [Product Barcode] L-Mount: 0085126415693 Sony E-mount: 0085126415655 [Accessories: Supplied] Product Name / Barcode Magnetic metal lens cap SIGMA FRONT CAP LCF55-01M: 0085126938680 FRONT CAP LCF-55 III: 0085126930066 Petal Type Hood (LH576-03): 0085126940478 REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126937256 REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126929879 [Accessories: Optional] Product Name / Barcode SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696 SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126930912 SIGMA PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126931049 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 55mm: 0085126930653 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 55mm: 0085126930783 [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ [Information] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/ Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_17_4/ SIGMA I series special page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/special/i-series/ Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras C | Contemporary SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN Compact 50mm. Big Surprise. "Standard lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses. Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful". Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor Supplied accessories: Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF58-01M), Hood (LH633-01), Front Cap (LCF-58 III), Rear Cap (LCR II) Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount * The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA50mmF2Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries Performance beyond expectations condensed into a small body. 50mm F2 joins the "Premium Compact Prime" I series. The SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary features high optical performance with a bright F2 aperture, that creates expressive images with a shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh effects. With its compact size, this popular classic focal length is perfect for portraits, street and everyday photography. The lens has been designed to be used over a long period of time. Using that same technology that SIGMA used to create the SIGMA CINE lens range, the 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary uses an all-metal construct that is robust and provides a premium feel. All these elements combine to create an exceptionally versatile lens that can be used in a variety of creative ways to create images in outstanding definition. Perfectly suited to new photographers looking to take the next step, professionals who require reliable lenses and photographers who prefer smaller full-frame lenses that offer the best optical quality. [Key Features] 1. "Standard lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses. SIGMA I series lenses are developed around the concept of "compact everyday lenses with outstanding image quality" and the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is exactly that. It features high-quality optics in a compact size, perfect for a wide variety of photographic styles. Built from the ground up for mirrorless cameras, the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is constructed using a single SLD glass element and three aspherical lens elements that are excellent at correcting various types of aberration for clear, high-definition images. The conflicting ideals of improving optical performance while reducing body size and weight are achieved through the latest optical design, and the processing and production technologies at SIGMA's only production facility in Aizu. The 50mm focal length is mostly known for portrait photography, so careful consideration was taken when designing the lens, focusing on the smoothness of the bokeh created by the F2 aperture. Its optical design gives smooth transitions from in-focus to out-of-focus areas, and helps minimize flare and ghosting caused by backlit environments. The quiet stepping motor provides quick, reliable autofocusing for both stills and video. 2. Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful". The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot. SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor. SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born. 3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. A smooth hairline cover ring is used between the focus and aperture rings to act as a finger hold when attaching and detaching the lens. [Additional Features] Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups with 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus Stepping Motor Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model. Support DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Aperture ring Focus Mode Switch Hood (LH633-01) Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF58-01M) Mount with dust and splash resistant structure Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 9-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount "Made in Japan" craftsmanship Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship [Key Specifications] The figures below are for the L-Mount version: Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 46.8° Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F22 Minimum focusing distance: 45cm / 17.8 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.9 Filter size: 58mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 70mm x 68mm / 2.8 in. x 2.7 in. Weight: 350g / 12.3 oz. [Product Barcode] L-Mount: 0085126314699 Sony E-mount: 0085126314651 [Accessories: Supplied] Product Name / Barcode Magnetic metal lens cap SIGMA FRONT CAP LCF58-01M: 0085126938642 FRONT CAP LCF-58 III: 0085126930141 Hood LH633-01: 0085126940393 REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126937256 REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126929879 [Accessories: Optional] Product Name / Barcode SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696 SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 58mm: 0085126930929 SIGMA PROTECTOR 58mm: 0085126931056 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 58mm: 0085126930660 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 58mm: 0085126930790 [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ [Information] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/ Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_50_2/ SIGMA I series special page: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/special/i-series/ About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 35 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. ### For information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products. Follow SIGMA America on social media! SIGMA Photo: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram SIGMA Cine: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA +1 631-201-7381 SIGMA.PR@Sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

April 03, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Releases 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens, an Essential Focal Length Prime for APS-C Format Cameras

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens, a wide-angle fast-aperture prime lens designed specifically for APS-C mirrorless systems. This lens offers a 35mm field of view equivalency with the 1.5X crop factor applied, and is the fourth fast-aperture F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary prime lens, joining the popular 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary for crop-sensor mirrorless systems. The DC DN family also includes the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Zoom lens. The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is offered in Sony E-mount, Leica L-Mount, and Fujifilm X Mount versions. The Sony E-mount and L-Mount versions will be available through authorized SIGMA America retailers in late April 2023 for $549. The X mount version will be available in summer 2023. To take advantage of the mobility of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens body is compact and lightweight, with a weight of 340g *, length of 76.9mm * and filter diameter of 52mm, offering exceptional imaging performance when paired with compact APS-C mirrorless camera along with high-megapixel, full-frame mirrorless cameras in APS-C crop mode such as the 61MP SIGMA fp L. AF is driven by a quiet, high-speed stepping motor for swift, silent operation for both still and video capture, and excellent flare/ghosting resistance makes it ideal for real-world conditions. The lens is ideal for landscapes, journalism, everyday photography, and so much more; with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.3 and a minimum focusing distance of just under 10 inches. Learn more about the SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/23mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c * L-Mount version Exclusively designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras C | Contemporary SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN A prime lens that is hard to let go. Large aperture F1.4 brightness and excellent resolution from maximum aperture Compact body optimized for APS-C mirrorless cameras A wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses Supplied accessories: Petal Type Hood LH554-01, FRONT CAP LCF-52 III, REAR CAP LCR II Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount, FUJIFILM X Mount * The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA23mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADCDN The wide-angle lens ideal for APS-C mirrorless cameras joins the Contemporary line. High optical performance, F1.4 brightness, and compact enough to carry around every day. With an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to 35mm (on full frame), high optical performance, the brightness of a large F1.4 aperture, and a compact and lightweight lens body, SIGMA's experience accumulated in the Contemporary line has culminated in a lens that is ideal for use with APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens offers excellent resolution from maximum aperture and the rich bokeh effects thanks to its F1.4 brightness. The lens demonstrates its descriptive power in a wide range of applications, including landscapes, portraits, and table photography. In order to take advantage of the high mobility of mirrorless cameras, the compactness of the lens body was also pursued. The SIGMA Contemporary lineup includes several compact and lightweight F1.4 single focal length lenses in the APS-C format, which are surprisingly compact to carry around. If you want to keep your equipment light and small, but not compromise on image rendering performance, this lens is sure to meet your needs, and will be a lens you will never want to let go. [Key Features] 1. Large aperture F1.4 brightness and excellent resolution from maximum aperture. The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary has an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format, as well as the brightness of a large F1.4 aperture and high descriptive power. The optics is composed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including 3 SLD glass elements and 2 aspherical lens elements, to achieve sharp, clear images. The lens delivers excellent resolving power from the maximum aperture. Furthermore, the large F1.4 aperture allows for large, beautiful bokeh effects. The compact, palm-size body allows you to enjoy the rich descriptive power of mirrorless cameras. Careful countermeasures against ghosting and flare enable clear shooting even in backlit environments. 2. Compact body optimized for APS-C mirrorless cameras To take advantage of the mobility of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens body is compact and lightweight, with a weight of 340g*, length of 76.9mm*, and filter diameter of 52mm. At the same time, the quality of the lens body itself has not been compromised. The high-precision machining technology of SIGMA's sole production facility in Aizu, Japan, has enabled the lens body to achieve the ideal balance between excellent optical performance based on the latest optical and mechanical design and compactness. The AF drive system uses a quiet, high-speed stepping motor. The latest algorithm enables quick focusing for easy shooting. *The figures are for L-Mount. Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only) For L-Mount cameras, it is possible to switch to "linear focus," in which the focus shifts by a fixed amount according to the rotation angle of the focus ring. *Only for compatible L-Mount camera bodies. 3. A wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses The SIGMA Contemporary line offers a wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses. All of them share the concept of combining superior resolution with compactness and light weight. By combining them according to your needs, you can build a compact photographic system without compromising on image quality. [Additional Features] Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups with 3 SLD and 2 aspherical lens elements Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus Stepping Motor Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model. Support DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Petal Type Hood LH554-01 Mount with dust and splash resistant structure Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system 9-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount "Made in Japan" craftsmanship Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/ [Key Specifications] The figures below are for the L-Mount version: Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 SLD and 2 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 63.4° Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F16 Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.3 Filter size: 52mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 65.8mm x 76.9mm / 2.6 in. x 3.0 in. Weight: 340g / 12.0 oz. [Product Barcode] L-Mount: 0085126348694 Sony E-mount: 0085126348656 FUJIFILM X Mount: 0085126348755 [Accessories: Supplied] Product Name / Barcode Petal Type Hood LH554-01 0085126940461 FRONT CAP LCF-52 III: 0085126929800 REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126937256 REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126929879 REAR CAP LCR II (FUJIFILM X Mount): 0085126939861 [Accessories: Optional] Product Name / Barcode SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696 SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 52mm: 0085126930905 SIGMA PROTECTOR 52mm: 0085126931032 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 52mm: 0085126930646 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 52mm: 0085126930776 [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed here: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/world-network/ [Information] SIGMA Corporation: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/ Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_23_14/ About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 35 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. ### For information about SIGMA America, please visit sigmaphoto.com and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products. Follow SIGMA America on social media! SIGMA Photo: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram SIGMA Cine: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA +1 631-201-7381 SIGMA.PR@sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

April 03, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DeeLance Crypto Presale Launches to Bring Freelancing & Recruiting to Web3

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Web3 freelance and recruitment marketplace DeeLance launched its presale, raising more than $27,000 in its first 24 hours. This disruptive new platform seeks to revolutionize how companies hire contract employees and freelancers. Thanks to DeeLance’s use of blockchain technology, it’s simpler, faster, and cheaper to hire the right person for every job than ever before. Early investors have 15 days remaining to lock in the lowest price for DeeLance’s native ERC-20 token, $DLANCE. The project is planning an initial exchange offering at a list price of $0.035, representing a 40% increase from today’s presale price. DeeLance takes aim at the $761 billion recruitment industry DeeLance is making waves among analysts and investors because the potential size of its disruption is enormous. The global human resources (HR) and recruitment services industry is worth an estimated $761 billion according to research firm IBISWorld. DeeLance is going toe-to-toe right from the start with publicly traded companies like Upwork and Fiverr. However, DeeLance brings significant advantages for employers and freelancers compared to these legacy recruitment platforms. First, DeeLance makes it significantly cheaper to hire. Its 2% fee for employers is the lowest of any existing marketplace. Its 10% fee for freelancers is also highly competitive. On top of that, DeeLance doesn’t hold up payments for days on end. The platform’s blockchain-backed escrow accounts protect both employers and workers from loss, but release funds instantly once work is transferred and approved. Payments can be made in cryptocurrency as well as fiat, ensuring that there are no payment delays or costly foreign exchange fees. Visit DeeLance Presale Leveraging NFTs to manage ownership over work One of the biggest challenges that existing freelance marketplaces face is transferring ownership from contract workers to employers. Contracts rarely specify who gets to keep the intellectual property rights associated with any piece of content. DeeLance cuts through the confusion by tokenizing work as NFTs. When an employer purchases work such as a piece of written content or software code, they receive an NFT representing their ownership over that work as a deliverable. This ensures that there are never questions about who owns a piece of content and there are no limits on how companies can use the work that they’ve paid for. DeeLance metaverse offers new ways to work and hire Alongside its Web3 marketplace, DeeLance is developing the first metaverse built specifically for recruitment and freelancing. The DeeLance metaverse is an integral part of this platform, not an afterthought to take advantage of the latest trends. In DeeLance’s metaverse, employers looking to hire and freelancers looking for work will be able to interact freely as avatars. Employers can set up offices to hold meetings and interviews or even purchase virtual advertising to supercharge their hiring process. Freelancers can advertise their services and network with clients to encourage repeat work. The $DLANCE token plays an essential role in this metaverse. While contracts on DeeLance can be paid in fiat or a variety of major cryptocurrencies, offices and advertising in the DeeLance metaverse can only be purchased with $DLANCE. This means that employers and freelancers who purchase $DLANCE during the presale can lock in a discount on future office space and advertising in the DeeLance metaverse. It’s an investment not only in $DLANCE itself, but also in the future of their own businesses. Visit DeeLance Presale Limited opportunity to invest in the future of hiring DeeLance is bringing together blockchain, NFTs, and the metaverse to redefine how companies hire and how freelancers find work. It offers a major leap forward over existing recruitment platforms and holds competitive advantages in price, transparency, and speed. Investors, employers, and freelancers can lock in the lowest price for the $DLANCE token during the first stage of the project’s presale. For a limited time, $DLANCE is priced at $0.025 USDT. The price will increase to $0.027 in Stage 2 of the presale and to $0.030 in Stage 3. The presale has allocated 30% of the total $DLANCE supply and has a hard cap of $6 million. Investors can purchase $DLANCE through the DeeLance presale site using Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), or a credit card via Transak. Visit DeeLance Presale DISCLAIMER: This is not to be taken as investment advice. Crypto is a volatile asset, do your own research before investing and only invest money you can afford to lose. We may receive commission for clicking links in this article. Contact Details Finance News Alex Brown alex@financenews.com

March 31, 2023 02:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill Introduces New $1000 pizza

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill, the inventor of the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, has announced that it has developed a new pizza variety – the $1000 pizza known as the “UNO Grand”. This deep dish pizza features some trendy and expensive toppings that elevate the price tag of this unique offering. The new pizza is topped with delicately sliced Japanese Wagyu beef, thinly shaved white truffle mushrooms medallions and is capped off with real gold flakes. The toppings sit upon a standard large classic Uno’s deep dish cheese pizza with its flaky and tasty crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. This delicacy was the brain-child of new executive chef, Llewes Eki, who joined the Unos Restaurants executive team in January of 2023. “We were striving for a pizza the likes of which have never been seen. The Unos legacy is for innovation and trail-blazing and we are advancing that tradition with the introduction of this one-of-a-kind blend of ultra-premium toppings,” boasted Chef Eki. “Who else can compete with this pizza? We like to say it is large and in-charge”. Uno Restaurants CEO Erik Frederick added, “Chef Eki is certainly making a statement with this premium pie as it is his first dish introduced since he came on board”. Prime A5 Miyazakigyu Japanese Wagyu beef currently sells for around $450 per pound. The $1000 “UNO Grand” pizza contains about 4oz. of the prime in-demand beef. Even more incredibly, Italian white truffle mushrooms sell for around $4,300 a pound. This premium pie features about 2oz. of the exquisite white truffles. The gold flakes add a touch of flair to this bold offering. “We think we are far ahead of the trend on this pizza,” continued Chef Eki. “We anticipate the demand to be ridiculously high once people get to try the pizza. The taste symphony is one that dances on your taste buds and completely elevates your palette. While we know our current guests love their pepperoni and sausage pizza toppings, we think we can attract a whole new level of guest with these ultra-premium toppings. We’re exploring new avenues of distribution such as on private jets, exclusive boutiques and maybe even the White House.” The $1000 “UNO Grand” pizza is available at most Uno Pizzeria and Grill locations and is expected to have a limited time run with the chance to make the regular menu if sales boom as the company expects. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over awesome pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas to its new Detroit Style Pizza. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

March 31, 2023 01:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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BioRestorative Therapies (NASDAQ: BRTX) Is Targeting The Global Obesity Epidemic With Its Recent IP Portfolio Expansion

BioRestorative Therapies, Inc.

By Julian Richard, Benzinga BioRestorative Therapies Inc (NASDAQ: BRTX) is expanding its ThermoStem® intellectual property portfolio for treatments targeting obesity, diabetes and other indications related to metabolic syndrome with another patent notice of allowance from the United States Patent Office, adding to its already 19 issued patents under the ThermoStem® patent family. BioRestorative’s ThermoStem® program is a novel cell-based therapy program using cells that have metabolic activity, that once transplanted may be able to regulate the bodies metabolic homeostasis (balance) and potentially induce weight loss and a better metabolic state. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, such as obesity often times resulting in elevated cholesterol (fat) and glucose levels in the blood, these conditions increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Pioneering research conducted by Biorestorative Therapies demonstrated that brown tissue burns rather than stores energy. This work was published in Stem cells and was performed in a collaboration with the University of Utah. Increased levels of brown tissue support weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing glucose and cholesterol in the blood. Thus, increasing brown fat levels and activity may be a powerful way to treat metabolic syndrome's significant mortality and morbidity. The ThermoStem® program is unique in that it pioneers the use of cell-based therapy to treat a global unmet medical need. The obesity and metabolic syndrome management space is the subject of intense clinical development and interest in the medical community. ThermoStem® will provide physicians with a therapeutic alternative to drugs with a different mechanism of action currently on the market. with Altimmune (NASDAQ: ALT), Eli Lilly Co (NYSE: LLY) and Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) looking to emulate the success of Semaglutide, marketed by Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide was FDA-approved in 2021 for “chronic weight management” and was the first drug approved for this indication since 2014. Because ThermoStem® is a biologic rather than a synthetic drug, it might be a safer alternative to drugs currently under development that have demonstrated safety issues, such as Altimmunes (NASDAQ: ALT) weight loss drug that demonstrated gastrointestinal side effects when used. Obesity: A Global Epidemic Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two distinct forms of the same disease. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, whereas type 2 is linked to lifestyle factors such as poor diet and lack of exercise resulting in obesity. Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess weight, poor diet and lack of exercise, leading to too much glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. Cells in the body cannot respond as they would normally by removing glucose from the blood, a condition called insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes can often be managed through diet and lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight. However, some people with type 2 diabetes may also need medication or insulin injections to manage their condition. Regardless of the type of diabetes, increased blood sugar can cause diseases of the heart, eyes and kidneys and may result in infection and amputation of the feet. The health economic burden of obesity and type 2 diabetes is profound. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 37 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), with up to 95% having type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes has historically been considered a disease of adults; however, given the current obesity epidemic, it is becoming more common in children, adolescents and younger adults. By 2030, over one billion individuals will be obese, with 1 in 7 men and 1 in 5 women living with the condition. The World Health Organization has designated obesity as a global epidemic. The total annual cost of diabetes in the United States exceeds $327 billion. This includes direct medical costs, such as hospitalizations and medications, and indirect costs, from lost productivity due to illness or premature death. The burden of obesity and type 2 diabetes is not limited to economic factors alone. The impact of these conditions on the quality of life for patients and carers can be immense. People living with obesity and diabetes are at greater risk for physical, mental, social and emotional difficulties stemming from their condition. Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are common among people living with these conditions, partly due to the discrimination they can experience. Physical disability is also an issue for many people living with these conditions. The emotional toll of living with a chronic illness can be immense, leading to feelings of isolation, fear and frustration. ThermoStem® could potentially help with this burden through its novel approach. The novelty of the ThermoStem® technology was acknowledged by the United States Patent Office’s The Notice of Allowance was issued on February 24th of 2023. By expanding the ThermoStem® patent family with another issued patent, BioRestorative is positioned to further strengthen and secure its novel cell-based approach to treat obesity Visit https://www.biorestorative.com for more information on the company and its product candidates. This article was originally published on Benzinga. BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions.Our advances in stem cell biology and delivery protocols harbor great promise in conditioning our bodies’ own regenerative potential to treat major diseases more effectively than current interventions.Today, BioRestorative is actively developing programs that aim to dramatically increase quality of care for both (i) chronic back pain caused by disc degeneration, as well as (ii) metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Investor Relations ir@biorestorative.com Company Website https://www.biorestorative.com/

March 31, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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