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Ripken Baseball® Expands All-Ripken Games in 2024 – adds Under Armour as Presenting Partner

Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball ® today announced it has expanded its All-Ripken Games in 2024 by increasing the number of facilities and tournaments for top individual youth baseball and softball players to compete at Ripken Baseball’s world-class facilities nationwide. It also confirmed Under Armour® (NYSE: UA, UAA) will be All-Ripken Games’ presenting sponsor in 2024 and will provide custom All-Ripken uniforms and performance wear to participating athletes. All-Ripken Games, which debuted in 2023 at four facilities, will host seven baseball tournaments and two softball tournaments at six facilities in 2024 starting this April. The season will culminate with the All-Ripken Futures Games in December, featuring the top players of the season. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and receive the ultimate Big League Experience. “The first year of All-Ripken Games was a massive success, and with our partners at Under Armour we are expanding to additional facilities with more tournaments in 2024,” said Ripken Baseball Co-Founder Bill Ripken. “The incredible feedback we received last year has led to a tremendous response for the 2024 nomination process, which is already underway.” All-Ripken players will be evaluated by Baseball Factory scouts, compete in skills challenges, and play for the ultimate team goal, the All-Ripken Games Tournament Championship, which will be awarded at each location. In addition to receiving uniforms, Under Armour will provide participating players with an opportunity to test new Under Armour products and be included in digital playing cards. “As a partner of Ripken Baseball, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of athletes through platforms like All-Ripken Games,” said Craig Cummings, VP, Team Sports & Sport Performance at Under Armour. “What they accomplished with All-Ripken Games in only one year is remarkable, and we look forward to helping them take it to the next level in 2024 and beyond.” 2024 All-Ripken Games powered by Under Armour schedule: April 5-7: The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach in South Carolina Baseball 8U-12U July 25-28: The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown in Kentucky Baseball 8U-14U Softball 10U-16U Aug. 1-4: The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach in South Carolina Baseball 8U-14U Aug. 8-11: Sports Force Parks™ at Cedar Point Sports Center in Ohio (a Ripken Baseball facility) Baseball 8U-14U Softball 10U-16U Aug. 15-18: The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge in Tennessee Baseball 8U-12U Aug. 29 – Sept. 1: The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen in Maryland Baseball 8U-14U Dec. 19-22: All-Ripken Futures Games Showcasing the top baseball players from the 2024 All-Ripken season (8U-14U) Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, FL "The All-Ripken Futures Games in Panama City Beach will be a significant milestone for our athletes," said Scott Hacker, President of YTH Sports and Director of the All-Ripken Games. "This year, players participating in the All-Ripken Game s from April to August will have the unique opportunity to be selected as the season's top performers for the December event. It’s not just a celebration of the year's accomplishments, it’s a platform for outstanding athletes to gain recognition as the season's top players." All-Ripken players must exhibit an elevated level of baseball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill. To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Games powered by Under Armour, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit www.AllRipken.com or email questions to scout@allripken.com. Any participants of The Ripken Experience who are nominated will automatically be selected for the All-Ripken Games. Families, players, teams, and fans can follow @AllRipken on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information. About Ripken Baseball Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art facilities – The Ripken Experience ® Aberdeen Powered by Under Armour® (Maryland), The Ripken Experience ® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience ® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience ® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), Sports Force Parks™ at Cedar Point Sports Center (Ohio), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also develops and trains athletes through the acquisition of Baseball Factory™ and Softball Factory™. Learn more at ripkenbaseball.com. About Under Armour, Inc. Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer, and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. Designed to empower human performance, Under Armour's innovative products and experiences are engineered to make athletes better. For further information, please visit http://about.underarmour.com. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.allripken.com/

January 11, 2024 08:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Presents New Exhibition of Contemporary Western Master Artist Tom Gilleon

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announces today the debut of Inner Light: The Art of Tom Gilleon, celebrating a painter who has become one of the most respected masters in contemporary Western art. Before dedicating himself to fine art in the 1990s, Gilleon was an accomplished illustrator who worked on NASA’s Apollo and Saturn space programs and then embarked on a successful career with Walt Disney Imagineering, where he was mentored by several of their master artists. The exhibition opens on January 16, 2024, and will continue through August 2024. Inner Light: The Art of Tom Gilleon features luminous colors and authentic portrayals of Native Americans and iconic Western structures and landscapes. The exhibition presents a 70-painting career retrospective featuring 12 original paintings on special loan from Walt Disney Imagineering. Gilleon worked alongside Walt Disney Imagineering art legend Herb Ryman and other greats, and his art helped develop the concepts for Imagineering’s projects worldwide. Inner Light: The Art of Tom Gilleon is co-curated by Tim Peterson, Western Spirit Trustee, and Richard King of KingArts art agency, in collaboration with Western Spirit. Noted writer, Gilleon collector, and friend Patrick Hemingway described Gilleon’s sophisticated use of colors as “magical elegance” and compared him to modern greats Edward Hopper and Mark Rothko. In addition to showcasing paintings created throughout Gilleon’s Western art career, the exhibit also presents the world premiere of Spirit Catcher, his stunning 22-minute digital painting triptych that magically morphs before viewers’ eyes, created with former Disney Imagineer and concept designer Marshall Monroe of Marshall Monroe Magic. Western Spirit’s CEO and Executive Director Todd Bankofier says, “Tom Gilleon’s mastery of light and the emotional resonance it brings to his art is remarkable. Inner Light is a testament to his profound ability to infuse his creations with the very essence of the American West, inviting viewers to explore hidden treasures of the soul within the landscapes we often take for granted.” “The Tom Gilleon retrospective will be a major exhibition by one of the greatest living American artists today,” notes Tim Peterson. “His artistic odyssey is a brilliant fusion of nature, light, and spirit that transcends traditional artistic boundaries.” Inner Light: The Art of Tom Gilleon promises to be an immersive experience, allowing visitors to delve into the heart of the American West and discover a world where nature and the human spirit are harmoniously intertwined. Wall signage throughout the show features Gilleon’s own words, explaining his life and work directly to museum visitors. Western Spirit features regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture, and community to life. Other current special exhibitions are Werner Segarra: Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo, through February 25, 2024; William Matthews: Decades, through April 28, 2024; the Elliott Southwest Women Art collection preview, through Fall 2023; and “Dazzling Array: The Richard A. Gates Collection of Native American Jewelry,” currently on display. Permanent exhibitions continuously on display include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, featuring 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery spanning six centuries; the Frankie and Howard Alper Collection of John Coleman Bronzes; and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear and other Old West objects. For more information on Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, visit Scottsdalemuseumwest.org. About Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Western Spirit is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Within months of opening in January 2015, Western Spirit qualified as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has also received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, enjoys a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, and is continually recognized as one of the “Nation’s Best Western Museums” by True West magazine, most recently named the #1 Western Museum in the United States for 2023. Also, named to Phoenix Magazine’s 2022 Best of The Valley Readers' Choice: “Best Museum You Probably Don’t Know About”, Arizona Foothill’s Best of Our Valley: “Best Museum” & “Best Annual Charity Event: Saddle Up” and the winner of Your Valley’s “East Valley Favorites” for the museum category. For more information, visit www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org. Contact Details 48 West Agency Alison Rose +1 602-300-3433 alison@48westagency.com

January 11, 2024 06:22 AM Eastern Standard Time

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G Medical Innovations Announces First Half 2023 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd

G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: GMVDF) (“G Medical” or the “Company”), an early commercial stage healthcare company engaged in the development of next-generation mHealth and telemedicine solutions and monitoring service platforms, today announced its financial results and provided a business update for the six months ended June 30, 2023. First Half 2023 Financial Results The Company reported total revenues for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023 in the amount of approximately $3.1 million, compared with approximately $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2023, were $2,009 thousand, compared to $295 thousand as of December 31, 2022. The increase compared to December 31, 2022, mainly reflects less cash used in operating activities and lower investments in fixed assets during the six months ended June 30, 2022. Research and development expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023, were $972 thousand, representing a decrease of $217 thousand compared to $1,189 thousand in the six months ended June 30, 2022. The decrease is related to the products segment and is mainly related to the decrease of salaries and related expenses as well as in subcontractors. Selling, general, and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023, were $8,202 thousand, representing a decrease of $3,889 thousand compared to $12,091 thousand in the six months ended June 30, 2022. The decrease is related mainly to a decrease in share-based compensation expenses in the amount of $1,327 thousand and to a decrease in share issuance costs of 1,545 thousand. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2023, was $6,083 thousand, or $1.13 per share attributed to shareholders of the Company, compared to $ 13,287 thousand or after giving effect to the reverse stock split in 2022, $ 25.31 per share attributed to shareholders of the Company, in the six months ended June 30, 2022. The decrease in net loss was mainly attributed to the Company's COVID-19 business activities. Net cash used in operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2023, was $7,254 thousand, compared to $16,424 thousand during the six months ended June 30, 2022. The decrease consists primarily of net loss and revaluation of liability in respect of derivative liabilities. “The Company expects growth in its patient monitoring business”, said Dr. Yacov Geva, Chief Executive Officer of G Medical. The complete report is available on the company’s website, https://gmedinnovations.com/investors About G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. is an early commercial stage healthcare company engaged in the development of next generation mHealth and telemedicine solutions and monitoring service platforms. The Company’s solutions and services can empower consumers, patients, and providers to better monitor, manage and improve clinical and personal health outcomes, especially for those who suffer from cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and diabetes. The Company’s current product lines consist of its Prizma medical device, a clinical grade device that can transform almost any smartphone into a medical monitoring device enabling both healthcare providers and individuals to monitor, manage and share a wide range of vital signs and biometric indicators; its Extended Holter Patch System, a multi-channel patient-worn biosensor that captures electrocardiography data continuously, including its QT Syndrome Prolongation Detection Capabilities Patch; and 31 different at-home health tests kits. In addition, the Company is developing its Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring System, which is expected to provide full, continuous, and real-time monitoring of a wide range of vital signs and biometrics. Its monitoring services include provision of Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility monitoring services and private monitoring services. Visit https://gmedinnovations.com/. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or other comparable terms. For example, the Company is using forward-looking statements when it discusses its future financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release regarding the Company’s strategies, prospects, financial condition, operations, costs, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions regarding the future of its business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: the Company’s ability to maintain access to sources of liquidity; the Company’s ability to successfully market its products and services; the Company’s expectation regarding government and third-party payors providing adequate coverage and reimbursement for the use of its products and services, including the Company’s COVID-19 and other related testing services; the acceptance of its products and services by customers; the Company’s continued ability to pay operating costs and ability to meet demand for its products and services; the amount and nature of competition from other medical device and at-home test kit businesses; the Company’s ability to successfully develop new products and services; the Company’s success establishing and maintaining collaborative, strategic alliance agreements, licensing and supplier arrangements; the Company’s ability to comply with applicable regulations; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 16, 2023, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Investor Relations Contact G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. +972 8-958-4777 service@gmedinnovations.com Dr. Yacov Geva G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. is an early commercial stage healthcare company engaged in the development of next generation mHealth and telemedicine solutions and monitoring service platforms. The Company’s solutions and services can empower consumers, patients, and providers to better monitor, manage and improve clinical and personal health outcomes, especially for those who suffer from cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and diabetes. The Company’s current product lines consist of its Prizma medical device, a clinical grade device that can transform almost any smartphone into a medical monitoring device enabling both healthcare providers and individuals to monitor, manage and share a wide range of vital signs and biometric indicators; its Extended Holter Patch System, a multi-channel patient-worn biosensor that captures electrocardiography data continuously, including its QT Syndrome Prolongation Detection Capabilities Patch; and 31 different at-home health tests kits. In addition, the Company is developing its Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring System, which is expected to provide full, continuous, and real-time monitoring of a wide range of vital signs and biometrics. Its monitoring services include provision of Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility monitoring services and private monitoring services. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or other comparable terms. For example, the Company is using forward-looking statements when it discusses its future financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release regarding the Company’s strategies, prospects, financial condition, operations, costs, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions regarding the future of its business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: the Company’s ability to maintain access to sources of liquidity; the Company’s ability to successfully market its products and services; the Company’s expectation regarding government and third-party payors providing adequate coverage and reimbursement for the use of its products and services, including the Company’s COVID-19 and other related testing services; the acceptance of its products and services by customers; the Company’s continued ability to pay operating costs and ability to meet demand for its products and services; the amount and nature of competition from other medical device and at-home test kit businesses; the Company’s ability to successfully develop new products and services; the Company’s success establishing and maintaining collaborative, strategic alliance agreements, licensing and supplier arrangements; the Company’s ability to comply with applicable regulations; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 16, 2023, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Contact Details Rina Bar +972 54-724-0412 rinab@gmedinnovations.com Company Website https://gmedinnovations.com

January 10, 2024 03:01 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Human-augmented AI data marketplace Ta-Da debuts on strategic MultiversX incubator xLaunchpad

STORM Partners

Ta-Da, the platform revolutionizing AI data annotation, announces its highly anticipated debut on xLaunchpad, MultiversX’s strategic incubator. This collaboration sets the stage for a groundbreaking advancement in the secure and ethical development of AI, harnessing the power of human-validated data. Founded on over seven years of expertise in AI, Ta-Da leverages the power of MultiversX blockchain technology to disrupt conventional data collection methods. With its focus on video, audio, and image verticals, Ta-Da introduces a hybrid model of data annotation that blends quality, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. Addressing major challenges in AI development, such as bias and high data-related costs, this approach has already proven its efficacy with over 2.5 million tasks completed during its public beta phase. “The future of AI is not just about algorithms but about the quality and diversity of data that trains these algorithms,” says William Simonin, CEO of Ta-Da. “ Our launch on xLaunchpad is a pivotal step in realizing our vision of creating more effective AI systems by harnessing the power of human insight and the robustness of blockchain technology. ” xLaunchpad is the strategic incubator and acceleration platform of the MultiversX blockchain ecosystem. It is renowned for backing the most ambitious and impactful technologies in the web3 space, enabling them to leverage MultiversX’s highly scalable and secure blockchain network, which processes over 30,000 transactions per second at negligible cost. “ Ta-Da’s innovative model for AI data annotation aligns perfectly with our mission to foster technological advancements that have a profound global impact, ” said Beniamin Mincu, CEO and founder of MultiversX. “ Their debut on xLaunchpad is a testament to our commitment to nurturing projects that tap into the massive opportunities that emerge from the convergence of blockchain and AI. ” The collaboration between Ta-Da and xLaunchpad signifies a transformative movement in AI and blockchain technology. It not only propels Ta-Da’s mission forward but also reinforces MultiversX’s position as a leader in supporting revolutionary tech initiatives. This partnership is set to redefine the landscape of AI development, making it more accessible, diverse, and efficient. The public launch event of Ta-Da on xLaunchpad is taking place on February 09, 2024. For more information and to be part of this transformative journey, visit https://xlaunchpad.com/tada About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure, and decentralized blockchain network built from first principles, to solve the two fundamental problems critical for widespread, global adoption: a transition from dialup to broadband, and a significant UX paradigm shift. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes -adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details Dan Voicu +1 561-325-8757 dan.voicu@multiversx.com

January 10, 2024 09:12 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CES 2024 Opening Day: Sneak Peek

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

January 10, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco February 9-11, 2024

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

The 56th CA International Antiquarian Book Fair is making its in-person return to San Francisco next month. The fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), takes place February 9-11, 2024, at Pier 27 (cruise ship terminal). Widely recognized as one of the world's largest exhibitions of antiquarian books for sale, more than 100 exhibitors from around the world will present rare books, maps, illustrations, historical documents, and ephemera on a vast array of subjects and genres. The fair boasts offerings in every conceivable genre including the first-ever catalog on the history of artificial intelligence (AI) from Novato book dealer and ABAA member Jeremy Norman. Part of this timely collection is an extremely rare, first edition pamphlet published in 1832 by Russian statistician and inventor Semyon Korsakov on what is believed to be one of the first machine-learning devices. Korsakov was a pioneer in the concept of “mechanized thought,” or artificial intelligence. The nearly 200-year-old AI print ephemera will be on exhibit and offered at the purchase price of $35,000. The fair’s specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. As highlighted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, rare books and other objects have increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. Book fair prices range from $100 to millions. This year, the fair welcomes international exhibitors from 9 different countries including the UK, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany and The Netherlands. An impressive number of US exhibitors also highlight the wealth of material available stateside. Exhibitors will present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, manuscripts, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera. One of the rare maps up for purchase is Augustus Chevalier's stunning large-scale 1911 map of San Francisco, the premier map of the city following the San Francisco Earthquake and one of the most impressive and beautiful urban plans in the history of American mapmaking. The purchase price is $45,000 from S.F. Bay Area-based ABAA dealer, Neatline Antique Maps. Another extraordinary find is a piece of LGBTQ+ science fiction history discovered at an estate sale in Oakland, California – the original cover art for Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking “The Left Hand of Darkness.” The novel was one of the first examinations of androgyny in science fiction and explored the effect of sex and gender on society. Mark Funke, Novato book dealer and ABAA member, will exhibit the illustration art at the San Francisco fair. The purchase price is $20,000. “This is one of the most important events in the country for rare book enthusiasts, and we are thrilled to return to San Francisco after enjoying nearly a decade of success in Oakland,” says Julie Roper, Director of the 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. “Post-pandemic, we are seeing resurgent demand for in-person fairs, where a global community of the top dealers offers the most sought-after collections of books, maps, illustrations, and ephemera. The experience of attending in person is like no other – it’s a real-life treasure hunt.” The Book Fair takes place from February 9-11, 2024. Tickets may be purchased in advance here or at the door, and a full list of exhibitors can be found here. MEDIA NOTE: Media preview hours are Friday, February 9, from 4-5p. Media kit with high-resolution images is available here. Please contact Liza Batallones at ABAA@landispr.com for b roll. QUICK FACTS The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will open Friday, Friday, February 9, 2024: Media Preview is 4pm to 5pm; Opening Night 5pm to 8pm ( Opening Night is open to the public with the purchase of a Friday ticket and includes complimentary sparkling wine plus a first glimpse and opportunity to purchase.) $25 ticket also includes Saturday & Sunday admission; Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Noon to 7pm • $15 ticket includes Sunday admission and Sunday, February 11, 2024 from Noon to 5pm • $10 ticket Location: Pier 27, The Embarcadero in San Francisco [ map ] The three-day event features the collections and rare treasures of booksellers from around the globe, including manuscripts, modern first editions, children’s books, ephemera, maps, and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on a vast array of topics. Prices range from $100 to millions. The book fair is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees, with more than 120 sellers from 10 different countries. The book fair returns to San Francisco after a decade of success in Oakland. The influx of attendees is expected to generate $2.1 million in revenue for San Francisco restaurants and merchants over a 3-day period. Source: SF Travel The book fair is easily accessible by BART, ferry, or Muni, and offers over 100 free parking spots for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be food, wine, beer, and liquor available for purchase daily. The fair is open to the public, and tickets range from $10.00 to $25.00. Available for purchase here. Admission is free for librarians, curators, and related non-profit cultural institution workers who register in advance, in addition to students with valid current school ID and children 12 years of age and under. Details available here. ABOUT THE ABAA The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the trade. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters. Contact Details Landis Communications, Inc. Liza Batallones +1 415-766-0846 ABAA@landispr.com Company Website https://www.abaa.org/

January 09, 2024 09:10 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Schedulefly Adds Industry Intelligence to Restaurant Employee Scheduling and Communication Platform

Vertical IQ

Schedulefly, a web-based platform that enables restaurants and other service-based businesses to schedule and communicate with their staff, recently incorporated Industry Intelligence from Vertical IQ into its scheduling software. This enhancement allows Schedulefly users to access Vertical IQ’s Industry Profiles on pertinent food and beverage niches such as Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs, Breweries, Coffee Shops, Caterers, Golf Courses, Casinos and more. “We know that Schedulefly customers want to stay attuned to what’s going on in their industry in order to make informed decisions, but it can be tough for them to find the time to do this type of research,” explains Wil Brawley, co-owner of Schedulefly. “Vertical IQ’s Industry Intelligence is the best in the business, so giving our users easy access to these invaluable insights is another way we can help support our customers’ success.” Business owners within the hospitality industry who use Schedulefly are already realizing the benefits of the platform’s new content. "Having these industry reports consolidated in one easy-to-reach location alleviates the need to seek them out individually,” says Shaun Fiaccone, president of HumanKind Hospitality. “Doing so increases the likelihood that operators will consume the information and use it to make clear, data-driven decisions. This more efficient data flow also allows me more time to focus on other areas of my business, which is something we can all use." The Schedulefly integration marks a noteworthy new application of Vertical IQ’s Industry Intelligence, observes David Buffaloe, president of Vertical IQ. “Our product’s primary original target was financial services providers, but over the years, we have discovered countless sectors that can benefit from access to our industry insights,” Buffaloe says. “From insurance professionals and business advisors, to accountants and now, restaurateurs, just to name a few — the value of understanding the ins and outs of an industry — whether it’s your own or that of a client or prospect — can’t be understated.” ABOUT SCHEDULEFLY Serving thousands of customers across the U.S. and Canada, Schedulefly’s simple web-based platform enables restaurants, bars, breweries, boutique hotels and others in the hospitality industry to schedule and communicate with their staff. Schedulefly is fast, easy, engaging and fun, making life easier for business owners and their teams. Learn more at www.schedulefly.com. ABOUT VERTICAL IQ Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Vertical IQ is a nationally recognized leader in Industry Intelligence. Whether they’re pitching a local brewery or a national biotech company, successful sales, marketing and customer success teams use Vertical IQ to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business challenges before, during and after meetings. Covering more than 560 distinct industries, 3,400 local economies and more than 97 percent of the U.S. economy and Canada, Vertical IQ equips users with the confidence and credibility to make memorable first impressions and sustain enduring relationships. Contact Details Wil Brawley +1 704-906-2031 wbrawley@schedulefly.com Company Website https://www.schedulefly.com

January 09, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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5Scape VR Announces its Presale Going Live Today!

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In the thrilling realm of virtual reality (VR), 5th Scape stands as the gateway to the next big thing. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, 5th Scape promises a significant transformation in the online VR games platform niche, redefining the essence of immersive 3D gaming experiences. 5SCAPE Crypto Coins represent the first coins in the cryptocurrency world to offer exclusive access to premium VR content and devices, enhancing gaming experiences. Serving as a gateway to unlock special in-game features, these coins foster a dynamic community and present substantial growth potential within the virtual reality ecosystem. If you're interested in futuristic investment opportunities, cryptocurrency competes strongly with traditional avenues, and 5 Scape offers a rewarding future-proof investment. Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site Presale Countdown: 8 Hours Until Launch Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the presale launch happening TODAY in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token unlocking exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to kick off in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token that will unlock exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating your gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Presale Launch Details: Date: 09th January 2024 Time: 11 PM UTC +4 Total Funding Goal: $15 Million Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site 5SCAPE Coin - Your Key to Unmatched Virtual Reality Adventures At the center of the 5th Scape ecosystem, 5SCAPE coins are not just a currency but your ticket to a world where imagination meets innovation. As the presale events commence, game enthusiasts have the opportunity to be among the first to acquire 5SCAPE tokens, offering entry to exciting 3D VR games, powerful VR headsets with HDR quality, and ergonomically designed gaming chairs for utmost comfort during missions. Presale Highlights: The current price of 5Scape token at launch is $0.00187 Throughout all presale rounds, the 5scape token price is expected to appreciate by 400%, reaching a total value of $0.01. As the first VR ecosystem in the Ethereum crypto world, the 5th Scape project anticipates a reliable future without significant market competition. Early birds/Early enrollees will gain an exclusive advantage to access VR games and devices. Enjoy substantial discounts on all digital products with 5Scape tokens. Rest assured about data safety and confidentiality, protected by decentralized blockchain technology. Join Us in Redefining Reality 5th Scape is not just a project; it's a mission to reshape the virtual reality landscape. With a vision to be the forefront innovator in the VR industry, 5th Scape invites visionary investors, long-term investors, game developers, and gaming enthusiasts to join this thrilling and adventurous journey. Be part of the future of virtual reality gaming with 5scape. Don't Miss this fantastic opportunity to invest in 5th Scape, where technology and imagination converge to create a virtual world like never before. About 5th Scape: 5th Scape is a cutting-edge online VR games platform poised to redefine immersive gaming experiences. With the 5SCAPE Coin, 5th Scape offers exclusive access to premium VR content, animations, educational content, movies, and much more, creating a dynamic community within the virtual reality landscape. Follow 5thScape on social media for the latest updates: Twitter: @5th_scape Telegram: @fifthScape Discord: @5thscape Join the conversation using #5thScapeVR Contact Details Spark Metro Sumit Kumar +1 302-597-6768 sales@sparkmetro.com

January 09, 2024 04:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Polygon, Chainlink Experiences Upsurge, Everlodge Takes Centre stage with Revolutionary Property Marketplace

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The crypto market has been experiencing a two-sided reaction in the past week, with some cryptocurrencies bearing the brunt of the impact. Notably, top crypto coins Polygon and Chainlink saw a sharp decline in their price movement recently. However, while they continued to battle to break through the resistance zone, both coins were able to register moderate increases in the last 48 hours. Everlodge, a fresh rising star, on the other hand, is stealing the spotlight with its innovative property marketplace. Chainlink (LINK) Picks Up After Major Decline Barely 48 hours after its price fell to $13.5 from its yearly high of about $16.2, Chainlink (LINK) is poised to break through the resistance zone and has subsequently risen by nearly 3% in value to currently sit around $14.6. Although the drastic decline was not unexpected, the current rebound in Chainlink price has proved that the price retracement is just temporary. As a result, Chainlink price is projected to retain its fresh pace and re-approach its prior high of $16.2, securing itself a position among the top crypto coins to consider investing in.. Polygon (MATIC) Faces Similar Fate As Chainlink; Can It Maintain Ongoing Rebound? Unlike Chainlink, which has had a smooth year with more than 150% price increase, Polygon (MATIC) has not had an amazing year. However, MATIC token recently experienced a tremendous climb to reach the $1 mark, which was followed by a severe drop below $0.8 levels. Given that the cryptocurrency has not shown any outstanding upward pattern in the last year, it begs the question of whether it will ever reach the $1 level again any time soon. Everlodge Is Charting a New Path for Real Estate Enthusiasts Everlodge is charting a new course in the crypto ecosystem with its revolutionary property marketplace. The decentralized network aims to make real estate accessible to the masses through fractional ownership. Essentially by combining fractional vacation home ownership, with timeshare and NFT technology, Everlodge makes it possible for users to co-own luxurious vacation homes for a fraction of its actual worth. To achieve this, Everlodge makes use of a tokenization process that allows property owners to convert real estate properties into a single NFT item that’s sold in fractions. As such, real estate enthusiasts can purchase a fraction or multiple fractions of this NFT and subsequently co-own a property of choice alongside other participants. Besides the dedicated marketplace, Everlodge’s ecosystem also consists of other thrilling features including a launchpad that allows developers to raise capital within the community for new and upcoming developments. There is also a reward club where members can earn free nightly stays across all listed properties, as well as a lending feature that allows members to take loans using their fractional property as collateral. At the center of its economy is the $ELDG token which doubles as both an utility and governance token. ELDG provides a plethora of benefits, including discounted rates on property acquisitions. The native token also offers token holders additional perks such as complimentary accommodations, and exclusive access to participate in contests, as well as the opportunity to stake tokens for consistent monthly interest. While the project has garnered so much attention due to its innovative marketplace, there has been a growing interest in its ongoing stage 9 token presale. As of the time of writing, the ELDG token is selling for $0.029, up from $0.01 which marks its initial price offering. Given its unique utility and the growing enthusiasm around the presale, Everlodge is well-positioned for exponential growth, making it an ideal option for investors seeking the best new crypto to invest in. For more information about the ongoing Everlodge (ELDG) Presale, please visit their website. Everlodge provides you with a seamless approach to fractional investing in vacation rentals, eliminating the complexities associated with traditional real estate investment. Our innovative platform revolutionizes the way people invest in second homes. Digital currencies may be unregulated in your jurisdiction. The value of digital currencies may go down as well as up. Profits may be subject to capital gains or other taxes applicable in your jurisdiction. Contact Details Brett admin@everlodge.io Company Website https://everlodge.io/

January 08, 2024 03:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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