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Father Boyle to Speak at The Chicago School’s SoCal Commencement

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Father Gregory Boyle, who has championed rehabilitation of former Los Angeles gang members for more than three decades, will be keynote speaker at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Southern California commencement ceremony June 9, 2023 at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Terrace Theater. In recognition of his groundbreaking work educating, employing, and inspiring thousands of troubled youth and young adults, President Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D., will award Rev. Boyle a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa. “We are honored to have Father Boyle speak to our 275 graduates about his life’s work rehabilitating individuals whom society have shunned,” said Dr. Nealon. “Father Boyle is the rare visionary who is passionate and practical—someone who is able to find solutions to what appear to be intractable problems.” Rev. Boyle was originally scheduled to speak at the 2020 commencement, which was cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown. Named a “Champion of Change” by former President Barack Obama in 2014, Rev. Boyle has been widely honored for his work, including receiving the Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. A Los Angeles native, Rev. Boyle entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) immediately after graduating from Loyola High School in 1972. Over the next dozen years, he earned a bachelor's degree in English from Gonzaga University; a master’s in English from Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Master of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, now part of Santa Clara University. From 1986 to 1992 Rev. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, Where he witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence during the “decade of death” that began in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, he and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. In 1988 Rev. Boyle started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises. Homeboy now supports around 10,000 men and women a year, offering therapy, classes, services, job training, and employment at Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café, or Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery. At the center of it all is founder Rev. Boyle, who describes his work as “radical kinship,” accompanying those who come through Homeboy at virtually every step of their journeys at Homeboy and beyond. Rev. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times -bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Other books he has written include Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, and The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness. “We are all invited into this exquisite mutuality where there is no us and them,” Rev. Boyle said. “Once we know that we are unshakably good and that we belong to each other, we can roll up our sleeves … and create anew this place of love and belonging that God would recognize.” About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

June 08, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Prepping Your Lawn & Garden to Withstand Drought

YourUpdateTV

With the sun shining and the days getting longer, it’s the time of year when homeowners across the country start to plan, prep, and plant in the yard. But while many parts of the country experienced increased precipitation this year, concerns over water consumption and drought remain, and drought conditions are predicted to return and intensify in many areas. Recently, Experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips to help your lawn and garden withstand drought conditions this summer. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/aWNaWJe73co Water conservation and drought are top of mind for homeowners, but many don’t know how to keep their lawns thick and green while reducing water usage. Here are some quick tips to help: First, focus on having a well-fed lawn because feeding not only improves a lawn's appearance, it also helps the lawn protect itself against drought. A well-fed lawn grows deeper roots to better absorb water and nutrients. Regular feedings of Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food can provide the nutrients your lawn needs to look its best and withstand the stresses of heat as well as periods of drought and dormancy. Second, be sure to get the lawn height just right. Grass mowed at the proper height develops a deeper root system to better find water and nutrients in the soil. As the season gets warmer, let your grass grow taller than you might typically would. Finally, rely on rainfall as much as you possibly can. If you choose to water, wait until it’s absolutely necessary to do so, typically when the lawn is turning brown. If you’re a person who doesn’t need to water your lawn, it’s okay to let your lawn go brown and dormant for a short period of time this summer. If you fertilize regularly, your lawn should bounce right back. When it comes to gardening, it’s all about making every drop count. To maintain a healthier, more drought-resistant garden, start with good soil. Mixing nutrient-rich organic matter, like compost or Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Garden Soil, into your existing soil not only makes it easier for your plants to grow, but it also improves the soil structure. Good soil structure means better nutrient and water holding – water is able to penetrate into the soil, instead of running off, and is held where the plants can use it. Then add mulch. Mulch not only makes your garden beds look nice and finished, but it also keeps weed seeds from sprouting which would otherwise compete with your plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Mulch helps keep moisture in the soil by reducing evaporation and also moderates soil temperature by shading the soil. Lastly, water smart. When you do water, water deeply, directing the water at the base of the plant. Deep watering promotes deeper roots which better withstand drought. Water in the morning or early evening, avoiding mid-day, which helps reduce water loss from evaporation. And, if possible, use drip irrigation or soaker hoses in your garden beds instead of overhead sprinklers or a hose and breaker. Also remember to properly feed plants leading up to hot, dry weather conditions because healthy, nourished plants can better withstand prolonged periods of heat and drought. When you connect Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics Garden Feeder to your garden hose, you can feed and water at the same time. For more information, visit scottsmiraclegro.com About Amy Enfield Amy has over 25 years of experience in the Lawn & Garden industry and has been with ScottsMiracle-Gro for 11 years. She has a BS and MS in Horticulture from Michigan State University and a PhD in Plant & Environmental Sciences from Clemson University. She specializes in house plant and succulent research with focus areas in consumer performance, lighting, and ecommerce shippability. About Matthew Koch Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Matthew Koch joined ScottsMiracle-Gro in 2012 after finishing his PhD work in plant genetics and breeding at Rutgers University. He began as a Scientist in the Biotechnology program and has held a number of leadership roles since. He is currently the Director of Biotechnology, Genetics, Lawn Nutrition and Seed where he oversees the R&D activities of these teams. When not helping develop the next generation of plant genetics and consumer lawn products, Matt loves the outdoors (especially his home lawn), traveling, and considers himself a BBQ foodie at heart. Jordan Houser Jordan Houser is a Brand Manager for the Scotts-Miracle Gro Company. After receiving his MBA from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Jordan joined SMG in 2018 and has spent his time with the company focused on its operations in the Lawns category under the industry-leading Scotts brand. In addition to his role in managing the brand’s operations in the grass seed, fertilizer, and lawn weed control product categories, Jordan also currently leads the organization’s initiatives in alternative landscapes and next-generation lawns. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 08, 2023 11:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Palmetto Gourmet Foods, A U.S. Food Technology Leader in Affordable Nutrition, Plans $100 Million Expansion

Palmetto Gourmet Foods

Palmetto Gourmet Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Borealis Foods, producing high-protein, nutritious, low-cost ramen meals, today announced a $100 million expansion over the next five years to construct new facilities and install a solar power infrastructure. The expansion, which will help meet the growing global demand for the company’s products, includes: Building of additional factories – including a dedicated gluten-free ramen facility; Launching of new gluten-free meals and healthy high-protein snacks; and Construction of a solar power plant with the goal of powering Palmetto Gourmet Food’s facilities with 100 percent renewable energy. “We are pleased to announce the next phase in growing our successful food technology company, which will expand our ability to meet a critical need for many people in the U.S. and around the world: access to nutritious, high-protein meals at an affordable price,” said Palmetto Gourmet Foods co-founder and CEO Reza Soltanzadeh. “And we are pleased to fulfill this mission while at the same time creating facilities that are highly sustainable.” Palmetto Gourmet Foods, headquartered in Saluda, S.C., has grown from start-up in 2019, to approximately 300 employees today in its 220,000 square foot plant. It expects to hire another 700 by 2028. The expansion is expected to allow Palmetto to fulfill its mission to produce a billion meals per year in its South Carolina facilities. Since its inception, $100 million has been invested toward building the company into a leading healthy food technology company, producing innovative, sustainable ramen noodles under the Ramen Express and Chef Woo brands – and toward establishing it as a leading U.S.-based maker of high-protein ramen products. In addition to the new gluten-free product factory, Palmetto Gourmet Foods will expand its Ramen Express and Chef Woo product lines at its existing facility, scaling production from its current capacity of 600 million meals per year to more than one billion meals annually. “A key part of Palmetto's success stems from the collaborative relationships that it has with key U.S. retailers like Walmart, who share a commitment to sustainable innovation, and U.S.-based manufacturing,” said Soltanzadeh. “The collaborations continue as we further expand our range of plant-based, high-protein, low-cost ramen sustainably sourced and made in the U.S.” Said U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, whose district includes Saluda County, where Palmetto Gourmet Foods is located: “South Carolina’s Third District is a great place for businesses to start, thrive, and expand. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of the wonderful businesses in our area, including Palmetto Gourmet Foods, one of our many growing businesses. When our local businesses do well, so does our community.” Palmetto Gourmet Foods’ facility is expected to be powered by a solar plant that is expected to be operational in 2025. Sustainability has been a hallmark of Palmetto Gourmet Foods since its inception. The company’s products and packaging are already among the most sustainably produced in the food industry, according to a lifecycle analysis study conducted by the University of Michigan. “Sustainability is fully integrated into all the parts of our business – from our operations to the packaging and the product itself,” said Soltanzadeh. “We fully understand that our customers, our retail partners, and the wider community expect their favorite brands to be environmentally responsible – it’s a commitment we take seriously.” About Palmetto Gourmet Foods Palmetto Gourmet Foods ( www.palmettogf.com ), located in Saluda, S.C., is an innovator and producer of the world’s first high protein organic ramen noodle, sold under the Chef Woo brand as well as producer of the popular Ramen Express brand. Both products are available nationwide in more than 20,000 stores, including major retailers such as Walmart, Costco and others. These products are also being exported coast-to-coast in Canada, with growing international demand. Palmetto Gourmet Foods is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the U.S. and is the first American producer of innovative sustainable, plant-based ramen noodles. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to partner with local and environmentally friendly suppliers and use recyclable packaging. With its Chef Woo product, Palmetto Gourmet Foods is supported by retailers such as Costco and Walmart in developing an affordable, convenient, shelf-stable and planet-friendly instant protein meal that can help in the fight against protein malnutrition, both domestically and on a world scale. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements regarding Borealis Foods and its subsidiary, Palmetto Gourmet Foods and their future anticipated results, performance, and achievements. These “forward-looking” statements are based on the beliefs of, assumptions made by, and information available to the manager. Where possible, this report uses words such as “may,” “will,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods are subject to various substantial risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause their actual results, performance, and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Borealis Foods' assumptions relating to financial forecasts and expectations regarding product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market demand. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees but involve substantial known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which are based on both the views of management and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as well as other risk factors and assumptions may affect actual results, performance or achievements or financial projections. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in these forward-looking statements except as explicitly required by law. The contents of any website, RSS feed or Twitter account referenced in this press release are not incorporated by reference herein. Neither Borealis Foods nor Palmetto Gourmet Foods has independently verified any data from third-party sources referred to in this press release. Contact Details Palmetto Gourmet Foods Bob Zeitlinger bzeitlinger@makovsky.com Company Website https://palmettogf.com/

June 08, 2023 09:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Palmetto Gourmet Foods, A Leading U.S. Maker of Nutritious Ramen Noodle Products, Donates 100,000 Meals to Local Schools, A Thank You To The Saluda, S.C., Community

Palmetto Gourmet Foods

Palmetto Gourmet Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Borealis Foods, producing high-protein, low-cost ramen meals, today announced that it donated 100,000 meals to schools and churches throughout the Saluda County region for the second time since 2020. More than 100,000 packages of its Ramen Express “Magic Noodles” were distributed to students and families via public grammar and high schools. Magic Noodles was developed by Palmetto Gourmet Foods in collaboration with Walmart as a fun way to introduce children to ramen. “Palmetto Gourmet Foods’ mission is to apply our sustainable food technology toward providing healthy and nutritious foods, at affordable prices, to meet the growing demand from so many customers around the globe,” said Reza Soltanzadeh, CEO of Palmetto Gourmet Foods, and of its parent company Borealis, a global innovator in sustainable food technologies for health and nutritional well-being, “We are pleased to share our sustainably produced and delicious ramen noodles with schools in our home community of Saluda.” “We can’t thank Palmetto Gourmet Foods enough for donating its ramen noodles to all the students and staff in the Saluda County School system, " said Dr. Harvey Livingston, Superintendent of Saluda County Schools. “Our students and staff are very appreciative of this generous donation.” Palmetto Gourmet Foods, headquartered in Saluda, S.C., employs approximately 300 employees today in its 220,000 square foot plant; and expects to hire another 700 by 2028. The expansion is expected to allow Palmetto Gourmet Foods to fulfill its mission to produce a billion meals a year in its facilities. Since its inception, $80 million has been invested in establishing the company as a leading healthy food technology company, producing innovative, sustainable ramen noodles under the Ramen Express and Chef Woo names – the only U.S.-based maker of high-protein ramen products. “The local community has embraced Palmetto Gourmet Foods with a workforce that has enabled us to grow from innovative start-up to established food technology company in just three years,” said Soltanzadeh. “We are pleased to make a donation within the region that is supporting our mission of providing people in the U.S. and around the world with access to nutritious, high-protein meals at an affordable price. We look forward to growing the company in South Carolina even further.” About Palmetto Gourmet Foods Palmetto Gourmet Foods ( www.palmettogf.com ), located in Saluda, S.C., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Borealis, a sustainable food technology innovator. Palmetto GF produces the world’s first high protein organic ramen noodle, sold under the Chef Woo brand as well as the popular Ramen Express brand. Both products are available nationwide in more than 20,000 stores, including major retailers such as Walmart and Costco. These products are also being exported coast-to-coast in Canada, with growing international demand. Palmetto Gourmet Foods is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the U.S. and is the first American producer of innovative sustainable, plant-based ramen noodles. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to partner with local and environmentally friendly suppliers and use recyclable packaging. With its Chef Woo product, Palmetto Gourmet Foods has created an affordable, convenient, shelf-stable and planet-friendly instant protein meal that can help in the fight against protein malnutrition both domestically and on a world scale. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements regarding Borealis Foods and its subsidiary, Palmetto Gourmet Foods and their future anticipated results, performance, and achievements. These “forward-looking” statements are based on the beliefs of, assumptions made by, and information available to the manager. Where possible, this report uses words such as “may,” “will,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods are subject to various substantial risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause their actual results, performance, and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these statements. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Borealis Foods' assumptions relating to financial forecasts and expectations regarding product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market demand. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees but involve substantial known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which are based on both the views of management and assumptions that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as well as other risk factors and assumptions may affect actual results, performance or achievements or financial projections. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Borealis Foods and Palmetto Gourmet Foods disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in these forward-looking statements except as explicitly required by law. The contents of any website, RSS feed or Twitter account referenced in this press release are not incorporated by reference herein. Neither Borealis Foods nor Palmetto Gourmet Foods has independently verified any data from third-party sources referred to in this press release. Contact Details Palmetto Gourmet Foods Bob Zeitlinger bzeitlinger@makovsky.com Company Website https://palmettogf.com/

June 08, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Announces 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art – the World’s First 14mm F1.4 Lens – Designed Especially for Astrophotography

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 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens. This is the world's widest F1.4 single focal length lens *, born from our engineers' passion for capturing the widest, brightest, highest-resolution, and most captivating starry sky images possible. Designed specifically for astrophotography, the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is a full-frame, ultra wide-angle prime designed exclusively for mirrorless camera systems, and is available in Sony E-mount and Leica L-Mount. This lens offers a full set of features designed for astrophotography including a removable tripod socket, MFL switch (Manual Focus Lock function), lens heater retainer, rear filter holder, and a specially-designed front cap including a NEW locking mechanism and NEW filter storage slots. All this, plus thorough aberration correction make this possibly the best lens ever made for astrophotography. Its ultra-wide 14mm angle of view that captures wide starry skies and bright F1.4 aperture that minimizes exposure time are ideal specifications for astrophotography. Incredibly sharp from corner to corner with splash and dust-resistant construction, this lens retains the same high performance and quality standards found within the SIGMA F1.4 Art lens lineup. The astrophotography-focused feature set and total optical performance make this an excellent lens for high-end architecture, real estate, and landscape photography as well. The lens will retail for $1,599 through authorized US retailers and will be available in late June 2023. * Excluding fisheye lenses, as interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras and SLR cameras (as of June, 2023 by SIGMA) Learn more about the SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/14mm-f1-4-dg-dn-a #SIGMA #SIGMA14mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras A | Art SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN New vision. Expanding possibilities. Ultra wide-angle 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4 and outstanding optical performance Abundant functions and accessories to support starscape photography Signature Art line features and high build quality Supplied accessories: Case, COVER LENS CAP LC1014-01, REAR CAP LCR II, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141, PROTECTIVE COVER PT-41, GUIDE PLATE GP-11 Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount * The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change. * This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. The world's first and only* lens that combines an ultra-wide angle of 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4. All for the best starscape photography. The stars in the sky are a source of inspiration for viewers. On the other hand, the starry sky is a very demanding subject for a wide-angle lens, with its numerous tiny point light sources spread over the entire image. The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the world's widest F1.4 single focal length lens*, born from our engineers' passion for capturing the widest, brightest, highest-resolution, and most captivating starry sky possible. Thanks to SIGMA's latest technology, the lens combines an ultra-wide angle of 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4. In addition, SIGMA's lens technology has achieved high optical performance with thorough correction of sagittal coma flare, specialized functions to support starry landscape photography, and high-speed AF with the HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) linear motor. The Milky Way stretching across the night sky, twinkling stars emerging over ridgelines ― the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art can make this a reality as an image that surpasses the actual photographic experience. Its proven ability in shooting starscapes will provide new possibilities for visual expression and enjoyment in all scenes, including daytime landscapes, architecture, and indoor photography in dark and confined spaces. * Excluding fisheye lenses, as interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras and SLR cameras (as of June, 2023 by SIGMA). [ Key Features ] 1. Ultra wide-angle 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4 and outstanding optical performance This world-first performance was achieved by applying the best of SIGMA's optical technologies, from the design to the lens manufacturing process. 19 elements in 15 groups, including 1 SLD glass element, 3 FLD glass elements, and 4 aspherical lens elements, make up a luxurious lens configuration. This allows for advanced aberration correction and a high degree of precision in the lens construction. This allows both advanced aberration correction and F1.4 brightness. In particular, sagittal coma flare, which distorts the shape of stars, has been carefully corrected, and even at the widest aperture, the lens delivers high image reproducibility right to the periphery of the image. Ghosting and flare are also thoroughly addressed through both optical design and coatings. This allows for clear, crisp shooting of starry sky and night scenes. Optimized for starscapes, which require extremely high performance, this lens delivers images that exceed expectations in any scene, including landscapes, architecture snapshots, portraits, and indoor photography. 2. Abundant functions and accessories to support starscape photography The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is equipped with a wealth of features to support starscape photography. This fully backs up the fun of starscape photography. Tripod Socket Includes a detachable tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss type. The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art can be mounted on a tripod in a more stable condition, as it is heavier on the front side. The shape is designed to prevent interference even when using the lens heater. MFL (Manual Focus Lock) Switch A switch to lock the manual focus at a desired position. Prevents focus shift caused by unintentional operation of the focus ring. This is useful for long time exposure photography, etc., where the focus is fixed. Lens Heater Retainer Steps around the front and lens heater retainers prevent the lens heater* from protruding into the front of the lens and causing vignetting on the periphery of the screen. * A belt-shaped heater that is wrapped around the lens to prevent condensation from forming inside the lens when the temperature drops. Rear Filter Holder A rear filter holder is provided as standard equipment at the lens mount for attaching a sheet-type rear filter. A lock mechanism is also provided to prevent the filter from falling out. Special front cap with locking mechanism and filter slots Includes a cover-type front cap with locking mechanism. It also has a newly developed filter slot that can hold two rear filters depending on the application. The cap is specially designed for the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art to protect the sheet filters from scratches and dirt while ensuring that they are not mistakenly taken out or forgotten. 3. Signature Art line features and high build quality In addition to functions specifically designed for shooting starscapes, the lens is equipped with various functions to assist in shooting, including an AFL button to which any function can be assigned and an aperture ring. The body is dust and splash resistant, and the frontmost surface of the lens is coated with a water- and stain-repellent coating, so you can shoot outdoors in harsh environments with peace of mind. The HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) enables high-speed, quiet, and highly accurate autofocusing. In order to maintain performance while supporting a lens with a large aperture, the lens has a robust internal structure and uses lightweight materials such as polycarbonate TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a thermal shrinkage rate equivalent to that of aluminum, and magnesium in appropriate locations to reduce weight while ensuring robustness. The lens body is built with the high build quality of the Art line specifications, allowing the user to fully enjoy the unique performance of the lens in any environment, including shooting starscapes. [ Additional Features ] Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (3 FLD,1 SLD, and 4 aspherical elements) Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with 'ON' or 'OFF' in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to 'ON' (AUTO). Supports DMF and AF+MF Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only) Super Multi-Layer Coating Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element) Aperture ring Aperture ring click switch Aperture ring lock switch AFL button MFL switch Rear Filter Holder (compatible with GUIDE PLATE GP-11) Lens Heater Retainer Focus Mode Switch Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only) Dust and Splash Resistant Structure TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141 supplied Special front cap with locking mechanism and filter slot: COVER LENS CAP LC1014-01 (NEW) 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 11-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: [ Product Barcode ] [ Accessories: Supplied ] [ Accessories: Optional ] [ 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/a023_14_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, Fujifilm, 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 30 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 (Photo): Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow SIGMA Ameica (Cine): Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 SIGMA.PR@Sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigma-global.com/en/

June 08, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mangoceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MGRX) and the Booming Men's Health Market

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The men's health sector is ripe with potential, offering attractive opportunities as companies meet the growing demand for male-centric wellness solutions. Recent market research projects a staggering compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.00% by 2029, signaling substantial potential for investors. A confluence of factors, including a rise in men's health awareness, a paradigm shift in societal norms that emphasize self-care, and ground-breaking developments in medical technology and research, are just a few of the factors driving the growth in this sector. The Market The men's health market encompasses a diverse range of products and services, including pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, fitness equipment, personal care products, telehealth services, and tailored wellness programs. These offerings cater to various aspects of men's health, including physical fitness, mental wellness, and nutritional support. Mangoceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGRX) MGRX is an emerging company that specializes in developing, marketing, and selling cutting-edge men's health and wellness products. Through their secure telemedicine platform called 'MangoRx,' they provide convenient access to their flagship product, Mango—an innovative medication specifically designed to treat the symptoms ED. IPO MangoRx recently concluded its successful IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market, generating $5,000,000 in gross proceeds. These funds will be utilized to finance marketing and operational expenses related to the planned launch of their flagship Mango product. Additionally, the proceeds will support talent acquisition, software development, and general corporate purposes. Mangoceuticals is making waves in the men's health market with its innovative approach and commitment to redefining the standards for ED treatment. Unlike many competitors offering generic medications, Mangoceuticals takes pride in creating its own expertly formulated ED compounds, ensuring a superior experience for customers. The MGRX Approach Beyond product offerings, Mangoceuticals understands the importance of education and information in men's health. MangoRx is dedicated to providing comprehensive knowledge and resources, empowering men to make informed decisions about their well-being. By sharing information confidently and breaking down barriers, Mangoceuticals is destigmatizing the conversation around men's health. MangoRx offers a convenient telemedicine platform, allowing men to access their products without leaving their homes. By eliminating the need for in-person doctor visits, MangoRx provides a discreet and accessible solution for men's health needs. With a streamlined process, users can create an account, complete a telemedicine session, and have their prescribed products delivered to their doorstep. The MangoRx approach differs from other ED treatments in its commitment to education and refreshing approach to the topic. While the subject matter is serious, MangoRx embraces a fun and confident attitude. By injecting humor into their brand, they aim to empower men on their journey to better health, ensuring that the pursuit of 'intimate well-being' is an enjoyable experience. Mango (Man-Go) Mango, Mangoceuticals' flagship product, is a groundbreaking solution designed to address men's unique concerns. Unlike many competitors offering generic medications, Mangoceuticals takes pride in creating its own expertly formulated ED compounds, ensuring a superior experience for customers. Crafted with FDA-approved ingredients, Mango combines a selection of compounds to target the challenges men face in intimate situations. Mango stands out with its rapid-dissolving mango-flavored tablets, which deliver quicker results by efficiently entering the bloodstream. These sublingual Rapid Dissolving Tablets (RDTs) contain the same active ingredient as Cialis (tadalafil), as well as the MGRX unique blend. By incorporating this combination, Mango offers a tasty, efficient, and powerful solution for men seeking faster relief from the symptoms of ED. Earlier this month, MGRX announced via Twitter that Mango is now available in Nevada. This expansion marks a significant milestone for Mangoceuticals as they continue to broaden their market reach and offer their cutting-edge men's health and wellness products to new potential customers. Mango is now available in 44 states, including Nevada and the District of Columbia. Looking Ahead With its focus on innovation, education, and maintaining a fun and confident approach, MGRX could make a significant impact in the men's health market. They provide men with the tools and resources they need to prioritize their well-being and enhance their overall quality of life. 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June 07, 2023 11:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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HIBBETT ANNOUNCES COACH SYDNEY CARTER AS INNAGURAL SUPPORT HER SOLE RESIDENT EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN

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Hibbett, Inc (NASDAQ:HIBB), a Birmingham based athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear stores nationwide, today announced that retired WNBA player and Director of Player Development at University of Texas, Sydney Carter has been named a Hibbett Support Her Sole Resident. Hibbett first launched the Support Her Sole project in partnership with Nike in August of 2021, to support and empower Gen-Z girls and Millennial women to break barriers and be limitless. Support Her Sole is a celebration of women who pave the way for others and a way to encourage Gen-Z girls and Millennial women to knock down boundaries and create their own through self-expression and by being themselves. Over the past two years, Hibbett in partnership with Nike has hosted Support Her Sole outreach events in communities across the country, provided $150,000 in grants to women’s athletic programs in schools, partnered with fashionable female creators and featured a diverse group of women who are breaking barriers, in key Hibbett marketing campaigns. “We first launched the Support Her Sole project to positively highlight the stories of women and girls who are making a difference in the communities we serve and over the past two years it has blossomed into something more than we could have imagined,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “Sydney Carter represents the epitome of our Support Her Sole philosophy and we are thrilled to name her as our first official Support Her Sole Resident. Partnering with Sydney will help elevate our program by casting a wider net to engage, empower and positively impact current and future generations of girls and women.” As a Support Her Sole Resident, Sydney Carter will be a keynote motivational speaker at Hibbett Support Her Sole events, lead workouts for women’s athletic teams at school assemblies and share her ideas and insights about empowering young girls to be successful in sports and life. Hibbett plans to host several Support Her Sole events with new Resident, Sydney Carter throughout the summer. “I am so honored to be a part of the Hibbett Support Her Sole campaign,” said Sydney Carter. “This campaign is a stepping-stone in women supporting women. Women are important. Women are powerful. Women are beautiful. Women are smart. Women are trendsetters. Women are equally fit and capable. This campaign supports all of those attributes and as a woman, I am proud to be able to represent.” About Sydney Carter Sydney Carter is a WNBA Veteran, NCAA Champion, Overseas Professional Basketball Player, and current Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Texas. She took the world by storm during the 2021-2022 basketball season where she received backlash for the pink pants she was wearing during her teams Breast Cancer Awareness Game - dubbing her "The Pink Pants Coach." Sydney is a representation that women in sports can be both feminine and stylish while getting things done on and off the court. About Hibbett Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1,133 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores located in 36 states as of January 28, 2023. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting www.hibbett.com. Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin pr@hibbett.com Company Website https://www.Hibbett.com

June 07, 2023 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Heart of the Neighborhood: Honoring and Supporting Local Businesses

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When local businesses thrive, neighborhoods thrive. And in a time when neighborhood businesses face unprecedented challenges, we witness the power of community spirit. Recently, Caty Kobe, Nextdoor's Head of Community conducted a satellite media tour to highlight the efforts and initiatives underway to ensure our local businesses not only survive but thrive. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/HE5jF2FDdZc Local businesses form the heart and soul of our communities. In addition to providing goods and services, these businesses create jobs, contribute to the local economy and bring character to the community. So, to say thank you to those who don’t take a summer break, Nextdoor, the neighborhood network, hosts an annual ‘for neighbors, by neighbors’ awards celebrating and spotlighting the local businesses that are beloved by their customers. Recognizing the top 1% of local businesses on Nextdoor, the 7th annual ‘Neighborhood Faves’ award campaign has just kicked off, inviting neighbors to honor the local businesses they love most. From June 1 to June 30, neighbors on Nextdoor can vote for all of their favorite businesses across 20 categories, from their go-to restaurants, brunch spots and cafes, wellness and home services providers, and more. Celebrating your favorite local businesses with a Neighborhood Fave vote is an amazing way to support your local economy and to spread the word about the places you love. Head over to the Nextdoor app or visit nextdoor.com/faves to vote for your favorites. Because when local businesses thrive, neighborhoods thrive. Neighborhood Faves winners will be announced in July. See the 2023 Neighborhood Faves Awards official rules for more information. To connect with your local neighborhood, download the app or login at nextdoor.com. About Nextdoor Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Kindness is core to our purpose: to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 305,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries. In the U.S., 1 in 3 households uses the network. Nextdoor is based in San Francisco. For additional information and images: nextdoor.com/newsroom. About Caty Kobe Caty Kobe is Head of Community at Nextdoor, responsible for overseeing the global moderation program. She's a rescue dog mama, an avid gardener, a karaoke enthusiast, and a proud San Franciscan. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 07, 2023 09:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife’s Saybrus Partners Agrees to Transfer Agreement with Prudential Financial to Expand Firm’s Industry-Leading Life Distribution

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Saybrus Partners (“Saybrus”), a market leader in life and annuity distribution and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has reached an agreement with Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”) to move the latter’s wholesale life insurance brokerage general agency known as Prudential Life Distributors to Saybrus, cementing the firm as a premier provider of life insurance point of sale consultation in the industry. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re thrilled to welcome our newest colleagues to Saybrus and are excited for the opportunities ahead,” said Edward W. Cassidy, managing principal of Saybrus Partners. “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for our company and highlights the strength of our best-in-class life insurance distribution model. We look forward to continuing to grow our business and accelerating the success of our partners’ advisors and their clients.” “We are thrilled to partner with Saybrus, who shares our deep commitment towards clients and the people who support them,” added Kevin Brayton, head of Individual Life Insurance Distribution and Sales for Prudential Financial. “I am confident that under Ed’s leadership, Saybrus will only continue to drive a much greater impact on key relationships and strengthen the value of those relationships over time.” Based in Hartford, Conn., Saybrus Partners was formed in 2009 to bring its boutique distribution model to financial institutions, delivering customized support, proactive consultation and transparent, centralized management for advisors and insurance agents. The company was acquired by AmeriLife in 2021 and operates as a standalone company. Since its inception, Saybrus, which has nearly 200 employees nationwide, has insured nearly half a million lives with more than $130 billion death benefit in force. “As AmeriLife Wealth sets out to redefine the agent and advisor experience, today’s announcement is a testament to the incredible impact that our distribution partners are making,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of Wealth for AmeriLife. “We’re excited for this injection of talent into an already performative business, and look forward to continued expansion of our services and support for the institutional market.” ### About Saybrus Partners Saybrus Partners, LLC helps institutions and financial professionals address clients' needs with insurance and annuity solutions for basic protection as well as retirement, estate and business planning. Its partner firms include institutional financial advisories, insurance retailers, banks and broker/dealers. Customizing its services to best fit its partners' businesses, the company offers a complete set of distribution capabilities including assisted sales, traditional wholesaling, new business operations and custom product design. For more information, visit www.saybruspartners.com and follow Saybrus on LinkedIn. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Distribution Inquiries Aziz Ali +1 806-490-9853 aali@saybruspartners.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

June 06, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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