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Peter Kaldes Named President and CEO of NextFifty Initiative

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NextFifty Initiative, a private foundation supporting efforts to improve quality of life for older adults and their caregivers, today announced it has named Peter Kaldes as its new President and CEO. Kaldes will assume the role on September 11, 2023, and will lead efforts to help the nonprofit private foundation achieve its mission of improving and sustaining the quality of life for people in their second 50 years. Kaldes is a national leader in aging with experience as a nonprofit and philanthropic executive. Since March 2020, he has served as president and chief executive officer of the American Society on Aging, the nation's largest association of diverse professionals in the field of aging. Before joining ASA, Kaldes was president and chief executive officer of the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA). Prior to that position, Kaldes was a senior executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and led the global bank’s philanthropic investments in economic development. Kaldes also has served in the White House as an economic policy advisor to President Barack Obama. "Colorado, like our nation, is aging," said Kaldes. "Some may see this as a problem, but NextFifty sees it as the opportunity that it truly is. I am looking forward to working with NextFifty’s Board of Trustees, staff, community partners, and national colleagues to lead and catalyze innovation in aging." At ASA, Kaldes successfully navigated the organization through an unprecedented pandemic, innovated its brand identity and programming, including launching ASA Rise, a social justice and leadership academy for rising leaders of color, and increased ASA's membership by 35 percent. At SoFIA, he led the transformation of a 55-year-old, community-based organization and nearly doubled the organization’s budget with new social and economic programs. Kaldes began his career as an international litigator at the global firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Tufts University. “We are thrilled to welcome Peter Kaldes and the depth of experience he will bring to our work,” said Joie Glenn, chair of the Board of Trustees for NextFifty Initiative. “Peter shares our passion for supporting the needs of older adults and all the issues related to their quality of life. We are very pleased to have found a new leader of his caliber.” NextFifty Initiative was formed in 2016 through the sale of InnovAge, a non-profit PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provider, to a private equity firm. With initial assets of over $200MM, the foundation was created as an independent nonprofit entity completely separate from InnovAge. The foundation remains focused on and committed to serving the older adult population through grantmaking and impact investing with goals of: improving the quality of life for older adults; making sure organizations serving older adults have the resources they need to succeed; identifying, supporting, and replicating new and innovative approaches to aging; and reducing ageism. About NextFifty Initiative NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based, private foundation supporting efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. The foundation works with community leaders, experts in the field of aging, and front-line professionals to support programs and projects that positively impact aging and longevity. They focus on education, sharing best practices, and supporting innovation that will transform aging for generations to come. In 2022, NextFifty Initiative awarded grants totaling $8.2 million. To learn more, visit www.Next50Initiative.org. Contact Details NextFifty Initiative Amy Daly +1 303-590-9995 Company Website https://www.next50initiative.org/

July 25, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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10,000 Fans Thrilled For 6 Hours With Charlie Puth At 8wonder International Music Festival In Vinpearl Nha Trang

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NHA TRANG, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 24 July 2023 - Nearly 10,000 enchanted souls witnessed the magic unfold, with millions of others tuning in via live streams of the mesmerizing 8Wonder International Music Festival which took place at Vinpearl Nha Trang, Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang on the evening of July 22. During the 6-hour non-stop show, the ethereal melodies of 8 musicians reverberated inside the 10,400 square meters of wonder, under a 50-meter-high stage adorned with a shimmering glow of lights. These awe-inspiring figures eloquently recount the triumphant performances by world-renowned superstar, Charlie Puth, and 7 Vietnamese "hitmakers." For over 6 hours, nearly 10,000 music enthusiasts soared amidst the pinnacle of creative expression, reveling in a sequence of enthralling performances and a cascade of entertainment experiences. Charlie Puth: A Virtuoso of Euphony Charlie Puth, one of industry’s most consistent hitmakers and sought-after collaborators, hailed as the "global music icon", graced Vietnam with his musical presence for the first time, becoming the focal point of adoration at the magnificent music festival. His 75-minute performance commenced at 9:00 PM and guided thousands of 8Wonder attendees and viewers through a kaleidoscope of emotions with a collection of 21 exclusive hits such as “Attention”, “Forget you”, “Light Switch”, “Boy”, “That’s Not How It Works”, “How Long”, “One Call Away”, and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, etc. Setting the stage ablaze with his captivating opening hit “Charlie Be Quiet”, Puth elicited a palpable restlessness among his admirers. Timeless classics, cherished by the youth, were lovingly treated to fresh arrangements, exclusively curated for the 8Wonder stage. Nha Trang, Vietnam served as the debut destination of the "Attention" singer before embarking on his "Charlie's Live Experience World Tour” across Asia that begins in October. As the night unfurled, the harmonious image of the multi-talented musician, Puth, skillfully entwined with his piano. His fingers tickled the ivory, accompanied by his voice's mesmerizing modulation, ensnaring thousands below in a musical journey. Sharing about his musical presence for the first time in Vietnam, Puth said: “This my first time to be here. Thank you for making my first experience in Vietnam so special! We all hope to be back very soon!” Before the spotlight shifted to the idols, Vietnam's contemporary "hitmakers" led the audience on a journey featuring over 30 songs of limitless emotions, each reflecting the unique musical personalities of the individual artists. Each song received a novel interpretation, with mesmerizing mashups and medleys that resonated profoundly with 8Wonder's diverse audience, spanning generations on Hon Tre Island. The Vietnamese hitmakers,participating in 8Wonder included Ha Anh Tuan, Ho Ngoc Ha, HIEUTHUHAI, MONO, Tlinh, and AMEE, etc., who brought hits and attractive dancing performances to the stage, under the amazing sunset on Nha Trang Bay. 8Wonder - The Dawn of a New Music Festival Experience Beyond delivering boundless emotional wonder through the harmonious convergence of global and Vietnamese music, the 8Wonder mega-music festival brought forth a rare confluence of activities, rarely witnessed in any other musical gathering. As they eagerly awaited their favorite stars, thousands of attendees reveled in a captivating array of recreational activities. They immersed themselves in artistic installations, explored art workshops, sought insights from tarot readers, adorned themselves with henna tattoos, interacted with spirited LED drum dancers, and savored gastronomic delights from around the world. Beyond the 8Wonder, here comes an exuberant summer atmosphere unfolded, featuring over 100 thrilling games at "The Island Water Park - home to the most extensive collection of water games in Asia." At the event, many visitors were also thrilled to explore a VinFast electric vehicle exhibition. They also had the opportunity to test-drive the latest models of electric vehicles, scooters, and bicycles. Perfectly harmonizing with the Vinpearl Nha Trang resort paradise and the picturesque Hon Tre Island, the 8Wonder music festival drew the curtains on the WonderFest 2023 summer celebration, leaving all with unforgettable memories and the most extraordinary emotions. With its impressive debut, the 8Wonder international music festival, combined with the annual international beach festival WonderFest, not only put Vietnam on the map of top international stars but also elevated Vietnam's tourism to new heights on the world tourism map. About 8Wonder The 8Wonder mega music festival took place on July 22nd, as part of the 53-day summer WonderFest 2023 beach festival in Nha Trang, with a series of 8 vibrant and captivating themed festivals, that attracted millions of tourists. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/8wondermusicfestival. Contact Details Media Contact v.nammh@vingroup.net

July 24, 2023 11:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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As WWII Survivors Dwindle, Their Stories Live On: Exhibition on Jewish Refugees in Shanghai to Open in NYC

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 July 2023 - As part of a wave of new cultural projects that honor the legacy of the 20,000 Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi persecution during World War II and found a rare safe haven in Shanghai, the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum will hold a two-week exhibition in New York, starting from August 1st. Titled "Shanghai, Homeland Once Upon a Time – Jewish Refugees and Shanghai", the exhibit will represent the Museum's first overseas exhibition since its significant expansion in 2020. Jewish and Chinese leaders, descendants of refugees, and special performances will be invited to celebrate the exhibit's opening on August 1st. Showcasing more than 200 photographs and approximately 30 pieces of replica memorabilia from the museum's expanded collection, as well as personal stories from Jewish refugees and their descendants, the exhibit will be open to the public for free from August 1-14, 2023, 9am-8pm, at Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty Street) in downtown Manhattan. The content of the traveling exhibition is drawn from the Museum's newly expanded collection and is divided into six sections: Fleeing to Shanghai, Starting a New Life, Bittersweet Memories, After the War, Special Feelings for China, and A New Look of the Homeland. Each part will provide a historical background, narrates the experiences and stories of the Jewish refugees, and depicts the details of their lives and their enduring partnership with the Chinese people. Chen Jian, director of the museum, said that their focus has been particularly on hosting exhibitions in the United States because of the large Jewish population there. New York City is home to over two million Jewish people, many of whom are descendants of Jewish refugees who found shelter in Shanghai. Therefore, they felt obliged to bring these stories to New York and share it with the local Jewish community, as well as the Jewish refugees once lived in Shanghai and their descendants. The exhibit will be one of several cultural programs and collaborative initiatives in the coming months that seek to keep alive the unique stories of the Jewish refugees. For example, documentary "Jewish Melodies left in Shanghai" will have its premiere at Harmony Gold Preview House in Los Angeles on the evening of July 29, 2023. The documentary recalls the stories of Jewish performers and composers active in Shanghai from the 1920s to the 1940s. *If you want to download more video materials of this exhibit, you can go to the following link: https://apvideohub.ap.org/detail/AsWWIISurvivorsDwindleTheirStoriesLiveOnExhibitiononJewish/69cb42b837e140dd825ad27f56648df3/video?Query=filings.products:(47139)%20AND%20*&mediaType=video&sortBy=arrivaldatetime:desc&dateRange=Anytime&totalCount=45&currentItemNo=0 Contact Details Crystal Cai caichenyi@smg.cn

July 24, 2023 11:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Miss Universe continues to broaden its unique "pageant-platform-product" ecosystem with the launch of Miss Universe Skincare catering to diverse consumers worldwide

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BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 24 July 2023 - The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) introduces Miss Universe Skincare, catering to the diverse and multicultural skincare needs of people from around the world. Born from the powerful mantra of "Every Moment, Beautifully Confident," Miss Universe Skincare embraces the mission of the Miss Universe brand to uplift, empower, and inspire women to embrace their truest selves. Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Group PCL said, "MUO's mission is to elevate the human spirit, encouraging people worldwide to live their best lives. Driven by our unique pageant-platform-product strategy, MUO is now evolving into a platform that impresses people worldwide with inspirational stories. Now, supported by JKN Global Group's extensive distribution network, the MUO platform has finally produced a range of premium products for the Miss Universe brand, with the goal of becoming part of worldwide consumers' everyday life." "For an impressive 72 years, Miss Universe has been an unwavering champion of beauty. It is our privilege and pride to collaborate with two key partners who shares our vision of celebrating diverse women around the world – Olivia Quido, a famous beauty expert with over 20 years of experience in skincare; and Raul Rocha, a prominent veteran entrepreneur with diverse business portfolios, to create Miss Universe Skincare that is blessed with all ingredients to live up with Miss Universe brand's true and original spirit," added Anne. Olivia Quido, CEO and Founder of O Skin Med Spa and O Skincare, said, "I'm thrilled to work with Miss Universe to introduce a collection of high-performance skincare products, containing the most sought-after ingredients from all around the world. We draw inspiration from the seven best natural ingredients from the seven continents, known as MU7C+ (Miss Universe Seven Continents Plus), coupled with a series of advanced ingredients that cater to different skin needs. Our ultimate goal is to bring a universal skincare solution to everyone who is looking to have younger, glowing, radiant skin, and this product line will be ideal for users of all ages and lifestyles." Born from meticulous research, every product in the Miss Universe Skincare line addresses the diverse skincare needs of global consumers. Enhanced with cutting-edge MU7C+ technology and carefully selected, premium-grade ingredients, Miss Universe Skincare products benefit users of all ages, providing universal solutions to issues like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and acne. Raul Rocha, Board President & Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Holding Group, and partner of Miss Universe Skincare & Spa, said, "The Miss Universe brand is one of the most competitive and famous names in the beauty industry worldwide. There is no skincare product in the world other than Miss Universe Skincare that can bring two important factors - a high-quality product line-up and worldwide name recognition - like the Miss Universe brand." Miss Universe Skincare will become the official skincare brand of the Miss Universe pageant, and all contestants will be brand advocates with exclusive access to the entire Miss Universe Skincare line, as well as rejuvenating facial and skin treatments at Miss Universe Skincare & Spa, which is set to open in Miami, USA, this year. Miss Universe Skincare is a complete array of high-performance, results-driven skincare products, expertly designed to unlock the inner beauty and confidence within each individual. Each of the products will be enhanced with the MU7C+, Cosmetic Drone Technology, and Functional Peptides that are targeted for each specific application. The Miss Universe Skincare collection consists of 9 products: Fresh Face Milky Cleanser, Bright Lights Toner, Dewlight Glow Daily Moisturizer, Golden Glow Face Serum, In the Spotlight Sunscreen, Satin & Silk Micro Exfoliant Powder, Diamond Glow Mask, Light Up Eye Cream, and Dream Big Night Cream. The following MU7C+ ingredients used in Miss Universe Skincare products are sustainably sourced from the seven continents of the world: -Asian Tea Olive (Southeast Asia) – multipotent infusion to help reverse senescent changes targeting millennials and young consumers. -Baobab Extract (Africa) – firming and moisturizing; the oldest tree is in Namibia, known to be about 1,275 years old and called the "Tree of Life." -AFA (North America) – moisturizer and skin repair actives from Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae (AFA), known as the pristine Klamath Lake blue-green algae in the Pacific Northwest. -Acai Fruit Extract (South America)– super fruit extract rich in Omega 3,6, and 9; antioxidant and moisturizer. -Lichen Extract (Antarctica) – anti-inflammatory properties rich in Usnic Acid. -Snow Algae (Europe) – extracted from red snow algae from the Swiss Alps, which has been found to slow down the skin aging process. -Eucalyptus Extract (Australia) – promotes relaxation and skin conditioning. Miss Universe Skincare is MUO's second branded commercial line, shortly following the successful launch of M*U Beverage, which includes M*U NØR Natural Alkaline Mineral Water and M*U functional beverages. The new skincare line will be officially unveiled at the 72nd MISS UNIVERSE competition in El Salvador in November 2023, after which the products will be available for purchase on https://missuniverseskincare.com. JKN Global Media Public Company Limited MUO is owned by JKN Global Group Public Company Limited, a major media, content, and commerce holding company (Stock Exchange of Thailand: JKN).JKN Global and its subsidiaries provide services and distribute copyrighted content sourced from around the globe, including TV shows, documentaries, and feature films. JKN's content has driven phenomenal ratings on various television stations, including their digital TV channel JKN18. The company also has several goods and product lines. JKN stands for Jakapong Network, derived from the name of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip. As JKN Global Group increases their footprint as a major provider of news and entertainment content in Southeast Asia, they are proud to own the Miss Universe Organization and to help empower the next generation of women leaders. About The Miss Universe Organization The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) exists to advocate for a future forged by women and good for all. It is a global community that supports women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. Their programs provide an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts for 10,000 women who participate annually. The delegates and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities; they develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. To learn more, visit www.missuniverse.com. Contact Details Onravee Tangmeesang +66 64 546 3624 natty@jknglobalgroup.com

July 24, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Embracing Train Travel in Europe This Summer

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This summer, Americans are flocking to Europe in record numbers and seeking out unforgettable travel experiences while there. But with inflation top of mind for many Americans, one of the easiest, most affordable and memorable ways to explore Europe is by rail. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Bethany Braun-Silva partnered with Trainline to discuss the top European destinations this year, travel tips, and the benefits of seeing Europe by train. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/n1B5FtEV8TE Europe is definitely a top destination for many travelers this summer, with demand even outpacing pre-pandemic levels. But prices for airfare have skyrocketed and many Americans find it difficult to drive in Europe – from navigating which side of the road to drive on to trying to read traffic signs in a different language. This has led many American travelers to look for easier and more affordable travel alternatives while abroad. Train travel has had a major boom in recent years and has become the go-to form of travel in Europe for Americans, with affordability, ease of travel and sustainability being the chief drivers – plus the views from the train are both breathtaking and unforgettable, while being a perfect option for families, solo travelers, business, or leisure trips. U.S. downloads for Trainline, the No. 1 train booking app in Europe, are up 108% this year, telling us travelers are eager to see Europe by train this summer. With Trainline, Americans can explore Europe from the palm of their hand – making it simple to book all your train travel needs. Plus, you can book your train travel through Trainline in English and pay in USD, so there is no need to worry about a language or currency barrier when traveling! Here are Bethany’s tips for navigating Europe by train this summer: Tip #1: Book in Advance - Train tickets in Europe are usually at their cheapest price when they first go on sale. Booking early will get you the best deal, or you can choose to get a ticket with the ultimate flexibility for those times when you might want to change your travel plans last minute. Tip #2: Travel Off-Peak – Most train tickets across Europe tend to be more expensive during morning and afternoon rush hour. If you can, be sure to look for tickets outside of these times to see if you can snap up a lower price. Tip #3: Don’t Skip Connecting Trains – While taking a connecting train might make some American travelers uncomfortable, don’t shy away from them. You may arrive at your destination a little later than high-speed or direct services, but for those with a little extra time on their hands it’s a great money-saver – and you get to see even more of Europe along the way! For more information, download the Trainline app or visit Trainline.com. About Bethany Braun-Silva Bethany Braun-Silva is the former editor at Parenting.com, one of the most trusted resources for parents online! Bethany has worked for Understood.org, Big Apple Parent Magazine, CafeMom, RedTri, Mommy Poppins, OK! Magazine, Hollywood Life and various other parenting publications. She can often be seen interviewing celebrity parents and of course at her local playground with her two boys. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

July 21, 2023 12:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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This Asset Class Historically Popular With Ultra Wealthy Investors Has Long Been Overlooked By The Masses – One Company Is Changing That

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By James Wells, Benzinga When it comes to investing, the focus is often directed toward assets like stocks and bonds. However, as investors seek greater diversification and portfolio resilience, alternative investments have gained in popularity. Real estate, gold, and the digital gold of our era, Bitcoin, have all claimed their rightful place in the investment landscape. Nevertheless, despite the growth of alternative asset investing, wine and spirits have long been overlooked. This is in large part due to the steep learning curve of wine investing, which involves challenging details such as valuing specific producers or vintages, or securing allocations from coveted producers. However, with the advent of investing platforms like Vint, wine investing is becoming more accessible. Much like a fine wine that needs time to reveal its true character, these assets have been quietly delivering consistent returns. Alternative Assets Don't Correlate With Traditional Markets The core advantage of alternative assets is their lack of correlation with traditional markets. This means that when stocks and bonds are underperforming, alternative assets like wine and spirits can still thrive. Alternative assets play a key role as a hedge against inflation, while providing exposure to lucrative niches and industries. Take the last two years for example. In the US, inflation has been sky-high due to the overheating caused by Covid-19 relief. However, despite the escalating cost of living, the potential value of fine wine, attributable to its limited availability, may also rise, offering a safeguard against the eroding effects of inflation. Wine And Spirits As An Asset Class Wine and spirits have historically proven to be a robust asset class. They have shown resilience in times of economic downturn and have consistently delivered impressive returns irrespective of market conditions. Like other solid alternative assets like real estate or gold, wine and spirits elevate the risk-adjusted returns of the classic “60/40” portfolio. The following tables compare the returns of hypothetical portfolios, one with a classic 60-30 allocation to stocks and bonds with a 5% allocation each to commodities and real estate, and another with a 5% wine & whiskey, over a 20-year time period. Portfolio Without Wine (2004 - 2023): Source - Vint 2023 Portfolio With Wine (2004 - 2023): Source - Vint 2023 Exposure to a basket of fine wine assets – represented here by the Liv-ex 1000 – a 5% allocation to this asset helped boost portfolio returns by roughly 20% over the past 20 years. The Case For Wine And Spirits There are several advantages to investing in wine and spirits: The Slow Pour: Consistent Returns from Wine Fine wine, the silent performer of the investment world, has been steadily filling investors' glasses with robust returns. Over the past 15 years, this alternative asset investment has yielded a 13.6% annualized return, surpassing the performance of many global equities. Put simply, this implies that investors have the potential to double their investment in a span of roughly six to seven years. Low Correlation With Traditional Markets Like real estate, gold, bitcoin, fine wine and spirits offer a low correlation with traditional assets. This makes them an exceptional addition to a diversified portfolio. Low Volatility A unique property of wine is that the longer you hold it, the less volatile its price becomes. This is a byproduct of a supply and demand imbalance. Namely, as each bottle is savored, the remaining ones become rarer, and their value increases. It's a testament to the law of supply and demand, a principle as timeless as the art of winemaking itself. This makes wine and spirits a great choice for risk-averse investors. Real Assets Investing in wine and spirits is more than a financial endeavor; it's a journey through history. Each bottle is a real asset, a tangible piece of history, a work of art, and, most importantly, a testament to the craftsmanship of its creators. This characteristic alone differentiates wine from several other asset classes such as cryptocurrencies and equities. Vint: A New Era Of Wine & Spirits Investing Vint is a pioneering platform that makes investing in wine and spirits accessible to everyone. Here a some of the core ways Vint is pushing the envelope for the wine and spirits asset class: Collections Curated by Experts Navigating the world of wine and spirits can be as complex as understanding the nuances of a fine Bordeaux. That's where Vint comes in. Vint offers expertly curated collections, simplifying the investment process for investors at all ends of the spectrum. This allows investors to leverage diversified and unique collections based on market data and trends. Securitized Wine & Spirits Vint is the world’s first self-directed and transparent wine and spirits investment platform. They securitize world-class assets, creating opportunities in a historically inaccessible asset class. This innovative approach brings portfolio efficiency and offerings qualified under the SEC’s REG-A+ framework. The Future is Bottled As the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds blur, it's easy to overlook the tangible, timeless investments like fine wine and spirits. Investing in wine and spirits isn't a privilege reserved for the wealthy but a lucrative opportunity now open to all. With Vint, investors can uncork the potential of these assets, savoring the taste of diversification, resilience, and impressive returns. Founded in 2019, Vint set out to financialize fine wine and spirits and create a new asset class. Vint received SEC qualification in 2021, thereby creating the first fully-transparent, efficient platform for wine, spirits, and futures collection investing. Vint offers expert-curated, thematic collections of fine wine & spirits to institutional, accredited, and non-accredited investors. Since launching, Vint has securitized and offered over $6M worth of assets. Through Q3 2022, Vint has generated returns of 28.3% for asset exits on a net annualized basis since inception. Vint is backed by leading investors Montage Ventures, MS&AD Ventures, Goat Rodeo Capital, Fintech Ventures & Slow Ventures. To learn more about Vint, visit Vint.co. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brady Weller Brady@vint.co Company Website https://vint.co/

July 21, 2023 09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Introduction To Borroe Finance ($ROE): Empowering Web3 Businesses and Content Creators with Instant Funding

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In the rapidly evolving world of Web3, traditional financing methods often fall short when it comes to meeting the unique needs of content creators and businesses operating in this new digital landscape. The traditional invoice or recurring revenue financing platforms are slow, inefficient, and fail to provide the necessary market-fit solutions. However, there is a groundbreaking solution that aims to bridge this gap and revolutionize the way Web3 participants access funding – Borroe Finance ($ROE). Solving The Problem Of Cash Flow Web3 businesses, including NFT artists, writers, musicians, and digital creators, face cash flow challenges due to the nature of their work. Their income streams can be irregular, and they often encounter delays in receiving payments from clients or platforms. Borroe Finance recognizes these challenges and offers an innovative AI-powered funding marketplace designed to generate instant cash flow for content creators and Web3 participants. At its core, Borroe Finance aligns with the principles of Web3, which emphasize equitable value sharing among creators and users. The platform empowers businesses by allowing them to sell future earnings from sources like subscriptions, royalties, and invoices to supportive communities. Through the minting of NFTs representing their future or outstanding invoices, businesses can raise funds by selling them at a discounted price in the Borroe marketplace. One of the key advantages of Borroe Finance is its integration of AI risk assessment, blockchain technology, and efficient payment solutions. This combination ensures a secure and straightforward fundraising process for businesses and content creators. Additionally, the platform fosters a peer-to-peer ecosystem where buyers can easily trade discounted invoice NFTs on secondary markets, promoting liquidity and providing access to a wider range of market participants. Visit Borroe Finance Website Borroe Finance Offers Novel Features Using NFT Technology Borroe Finance offers several key features that make it stand out in the Web3 funding space. First and foremost, it is the world's first Web3 blockchain invoice discounting NFT marketplace, revolutionizing how businesses access funding. Whether they need capital to buy stock, upgrade equipment, invest in marketing, or cover other immediate business needs, Borroe Finance provides instant funding. The platform also boasts a simple fee structure and full cost transparency, ensuring businesses have a clear understanding of the costs involved. Moreover, Borroe Finance introduces NFTs, enabling more market participants to invest in invoices. Buyers have the option to filter invoices based on AI credit ratings, business financial track records, industry, ESG metrics, and more, enabling them to make informed investment decisions. To enhance usability, Borroe Finance offers on- and off-ramp crypto and fiat payment solutions. This means that users can easily convert their cryptocurrencies into traditional fiat currencies or vice versa, providing flexibility and convenience. The platform also incorporates privacy and anonymity features, ensuring the confidentiality of transactions. In terms of security and compliance, Borroe Finance is committed to implementing audit and KYC procedures, further enhancing trust and transparency within the marketplace. By prioritizing security and regulatory compliance, Borroe Finance aims to build a sustainable and reputable platform for all users. Visit Borroe Finance Website Don’t Miss Out On Borroe Finance Presale Investing in Borroe Finance ($ROE) offers numerous benefits. The platform's deflationary token model, coupled with low transaction fees and high scalability, presents an attractive investment opportunity. Moreover, Borroe Finance mitigates risk by incorporating AI risk assessment and providing buyers with access to credit ratings and business financial track records. The funds raised through Borroe Finance's token sale will support the development and launch of the AI-powered funding marketplace. Additionally, the funding will contribute to ongoing marketing and business development efforts, personnel costs, technology development, legal and regulatory expenses, and partnerships. To participate in the $ROE token sale, the platform utilizes Connect Wallet technology, ensuring a seamless and secure registration process for customers. Purchases can be made using various payment methods, including credit or debit cards, ETH, BNB (BEP-20), USDT, USDC, and over 100 other major cryptocurrencies. Visit $ROE Presale In conclusion, Borroe Finance ($ROE) represents a groundbreaking solution for content creators and Web3 businesses seeking instant funding. By leveraging AI, blockchain technology, and efficient payment solutions, Borroe Finance revolutionizes the way businesses access capital while aligning with the principles of Web3. With its innovative features, low-risk investment model, and commitment to user empowerment, Borroe Finance is positioned as one of the top crypto coins to consider for long-term investment. Contact Details Borroe Finance marketing@borroe.finance Company Website https://borroe.finance/

July 21, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Invests $400,000 in Tacoma Digital Equity Network to Advance Economic Opportunity Through Digital Skill Building and Tech Training

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Comcast today announced a new $400,000 investment in four Tacoma-based organizations to form a digital equity network* in the South Sound Region, aimed at advancing digital and economic opportunity for local students, families, and small business owners. Furthering the company’s deep and longstanding commitment to advancing equity and opportunity, the donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Puget Sound, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, TeamWrk, and the Thrive Tacoma Business Fund will support digital access and adoption through tech training and career building. Announced today at the Boys & Girls Club Schatz Branch in Tacoma, the public-private partnership advances Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards’ goal as National League of Cities president to bring together people and partnerships to create unlimited possibilities for cities across America. This innovative partnership advances digital equity, creates a more prepared workforce, and provides critical resources to local communities and residents to develop skills they need to succeed in a more digital world. Today’s investment adds to the one made by Comcast last September when it awarded $300,000 to the same four organizations. Comcast selected the recipient organizations based on their shared commitment to digital equity and programs specifically designed to provide residents in the South Puget Sound region with internet access and skill-building services. “Digital equity is a fundamental right, and local communities with equitable access to the internet are simply better positioned to fully engage in today’s world,” said Woodards. “It is essential for education and employment, business development, healthcare, government services, and community involvement. I am grateful to our private sector partners at Comcast for their ongoing commitment to this critical work.” “There’s no question the world is becoming more and more digital every day, but some people need our help learning the skills they need to get online,” said Broderick Johnson, EVP, Public Policy, and EVP, Digital Equity, Comcast Corporation. “Comcast is grateful to continue to partner with Mayor Woodards, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Puget Sound, Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, TeamWrk, and the Thrive Tacoma Business Fund who all share the same commitment to advancing digital equity for all residents across the region.” Comcast’s contributions are part of Project UP, a $1 billion commitment to help advance digital equity and build a future of Unlimited Possibilities. Comcast’s contribution to the four partner organizations will help increase college and career readiness, especially among underserved youth; connect workers to opportunities; provide upskilling for adult learners and those already in the workforce; and close the skills – particularly digital skills – gap. Comcast is proud to participate in the Federal Government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible families with a $30/month voucher ($75/month in Tribal areas) to pay for Internet service. When combined with Comcast’s Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials+ service tiers, it makes home broadband effectively free. Here is how each recipient organization will use the funds to advance digital equity and support South Sound communities in 2023: Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Puget Sound Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS) received $130,000 in cash and in-kind services. A cash contribution and donated laptops are for a new enhanced Lift Zone at the Boys & Girls Clubs Schatz Branch. The Lift Zone includes a new computer lab that makes internet connectivity and technology. to help kids aged 6 to 18 with tutoring, homework support, and technology access. The new technology equipment includes a Dremel DigiLab 3D Printer; Vevor Vinyl Cutting Plotter; 30 Dell Latitude Laptop stations with large monitors; two high-powered computer stations for advanced graphic design, music production, and programming, and 17 STEAM education kits. An additional 30 laptops were contributed to digital literacy programs at the Bremerton Branch. BGCSPS provides youth with safe spaces, caring mentors, and life-enhancing programs tailored to help them reach their full potential. Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region will receive $85,000 to drive attendance at the organization’s Work Opportunity Centers (WOC) that provide community members with access to digital skills training, devices, subsidized internet access from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), and additional digital navigation resources. Comcast’s grant will also increase access to digital technology and skills training for people through its Power Up initiative and help ensure that the Goodwill’s free job-training program equips Western Washington residents with the most relevant and timely digital skills that are required for nearly all jobs in our economy. TeamWrk TeamWrk is e-gaming innovator Marcel Cunningham's foundation, which challenges youth to level up to their full potential. His vision is to equip and empower everyone to elevate their game. Comcast’s $20,000 cash contribution and $21,000 in donated laptops will facilitate live streaming from the TeamWrk center and help to expand the foundation's reach to more youth in the City of Tacoma. Computers donated by Comcast will be distributed to teens participating in TeamWrk digital literacy education, which teaches them how to use Teams, Zoom, and PowerPoint; create and edit podcasts, graphics, and video content; and learn other digital skills supporting their school and career. Thrive Tacoma Business Fund Led by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the mission of the Thrive Tacoma Business Fund is to provide direct financial support for small businesses owned by people of color, many of which are struggling with rising expenses and inflation. Comcast’s $150,000 contribution will be used to fund grants that will be awarded based on the business need in amounts of $2,500 to $5,000. Additional financial support will also go to non-profits with digital navigators, trusted community members who provide access and assistance to program participants. Recipients will receive direct finance, digital access, and other technical support specifically curated to their unique business challenges, thereby ensuring greater equitable economic development in Tacoma. *About Comcast’s Digital Equity Network Comcast’s Digital Equity Network is an interconnected group of organizations in the Pacific Northwest that have a connection with each other and work collectively toward a common purpose to increase access and adoption of the internet, help people get online, build digital skills, and open doors to economic mobility. This network: Makes Internet Affordable to income-constrained households through a combination of our Internet Essentials service and the federal Affordable Connectivity Program Increases Awareness and facilitates Adoption through digital literacy classes from community partners and Digital Navigators Expands Internet access by investing millions of dollars to bring our services to unserved areas and opening more than 100 Lift Zones in community centers in the Pacific Northwest Over the last three years, Comcast has provided $11.9 million in financial and in-kind charitable contributions to Washington nonprofits. These contributions support to local community programs to help establish and promote its Digital Equity Network in Washington. Comcast’s Digital Equity Network enables partner organizations to acquire technology equipment, provide digital skills trainings, and offer opportunities for youth and adults to explore and train for careers in tech-related fields, or develop the kinds of technology skills that can help them launch and grow their own business. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. 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July 20, 2023 02:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Paul Newman Summer Camps Mean Fun for All

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Going to summer camp can be the highlight of any kid’s summer. Camp is where kids learn many life skills that they will take into adulthood, including learning how to be independent, how to make friends, and how to embrace new experiences. In addition to fun in the sun, summer camp is also a time to learn about kindness, belonging, diversity, inclusion, and compassion. All those positive traits are fostered at the camps that are part of SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of camps founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Recently, CEO of SeriousFun Children’s Network, Blake Maher, and Executive Director of Rite Aid Healthy Futures, Matt DeCamara, teamed up for a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss how SeriousFun camps are spreading kindness, belonging, diversity, inclusion and hope to kids and families all around the U.S. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/1ckiqe7mcp0 Thirty-five years ago, Paul Newman, the Hollywood icon, philanthropist, and car racing champion envisioned a camp where kids living with serious and life-limiting medical conditions could break away from the everyday challenges of their illness to, in his words, “raise a little hell.” Today, Serious Fun Children’s Network, the leading network of medical specialty camps in the world, boasts 30 camps and programs which have delivered more than 1.7 million life-changing camp experiences to kids living with more than 130medical conditions and their families, totally free of charge. But the SeriousFun camp experience is more than just a week of fun and adventure. Over 80% of SeriousFun alumni campers surveyed said the SeriousFun camp experience was a major influence in the development of skills they use daily in their adult lives including the willingness to try new things, appreciation of diversity, self-identity, empathy and compassion, self-confidence, perseverance, and friendship skills. For Rite Aid Healthy Futures, partnering with SeriousFun to support kids and families was a natural fit. Healthy Futures strives to empower children and strengthen communities every day by advancing equity and opportunity for children facing daunting challenges. The partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network places a caring community around children with serious medical conditions and provides a needed sense of belonging for kids who spend too much time isolated in hospitals. SeriousFun camps also bring together children from a rich variety of backgrounds, experiences and locations, creating opportunities for campers, families, caregivers, and volunteers to get to know others from within or outside of their own community. For more information, visit seriousfun.org and riteaidhealthyfutures.org Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

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