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


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: Contact Details Media Contact

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:*&mediaType=video&sortBy=arrivaldatetime:desc&dateRange=Anytime&totalCount=45&currentItemNo=0 Contact Details Crystal Cai

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 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 Contact Details Onravee Tangmeesang +66 64 546 3624

July 24, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Embracing Train Travel in Europe This Summer


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: 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 About Bethany Braun-Silva Bethany Braun-Silva is the former editor at, one of the most trusted resources for parents online! Bethany has worked for, 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

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


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 This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brady Weller Company Website

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 Company Website

July 21, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Paul Newman Summer Camps Mean Fun for All


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: 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 and Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

July 20, 2023 03:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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‘AI Can’t Replace Creativity’ finds’s latest job trends report

FREELANCER.COM (ASX: FLN) (OTCQX: FLNCF), the world’s largest freelancing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted, today released new figures revealing a surge in freelance creative writing jobs, growth in business marketing activities, and an increase in on-site photography and videography gigs. The Fast 50 Q2 2023 report, a quarterly dataset ranking the fastest growing and falling jobs on the platform, analyzed over 280,000 jobs posted to between April and June 2023. According to the data, the fastest growing freelance jobs by percentage growth in Q2 2023 were: 1. Creative Writing - up 58% (from 1,868 to 2,961 jobs) 2. User Interface Design - up 52% (from 2,017 to 3,075 jobs) 3. Twitter Marketing - up 41% from (1,650 to 2,334 jobs) 4. Photography - up 40% from (2,101 to 2,945 jobs) 5. Writing (Microsoft Word) - up 38% (from 3,175 to 4,401 jobs) While the world debates whether AI will take human jobs or not, and therefore dramatically hit the labor indexes, the latest figures reviewed by’s data science team revealed interest for freelance writing jobs are increasing on the platform over the last quarter. Other writing related skills also saw growth across the quarter, including Copy Typing (up 31.2%, 4,867 to 6,389 jobs) and Ghostwriting (up 22.8%, 5,212 to 6,404 jobs). Other jobs which have been deemed as ‘at risk’ of being automated by AI, such as data entry, have also seen an increase over the quarter. Projects for Data Processing were up 21% (from 9,076 to 11,024 jobs) and projects requiring Excel as a skill also saw a 15% increase (from 13,246 to 15,301 total job postings). “AI can’t replace creativity yet. While workers and businesses are benefiting from productivity gains offered by generative AI, the data suggests that the technology in its current form isn’t able to replace creative work. We saw a similar trend occur in the first quarter of the year, as creative design jobs were flourishing despite interest for generative AI tripling,” said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive at The Fast 50 Q2 2023 report also reveals an increase in businesses investing heavily in freelance marketing support. This trend comes off the back of an unprecedented rise in jobs usually associated with the creation of new businesses and new ventures as found in the Fast 50 Q1 2023 report. In addition to Twitter Marketing ranking as the third fastest growing job, growth also surged for the following marketing skills: ● Search Engine Marketing (SEO) - up 26% (from 1,840 to 2,328 jobs) ● Sales - up 23% (from 2,614 to 3,233 jobs) ● Marketing - up 19% (from 8,269 to 9,867 jobs) ● Social Media Marketing - up 16% (from 6,524 to 7,574 jobs) ● Facebook Marketing - up 14% (from 5,602 to 6,410 jobs) Marketing jobs are some of the highest earning on the platform per project. Projects seeking SEO experts typically pay US$2,231 per project. General marketing jobs on average pay US$1,422 per project, while Social Media Marketing pays $584 per project. Local jobs, which is where employers hiring freelancers in their local area to do service or physical-based jobs, are growing across the platform by 37%, from 2,122 to 2,905 total projects. The two key drivers for growth for these types of jobs relate to Photography and Videography which are up by 40% (from 2,101 to 2,945) and 32% (from 3,095 to 4,097), respectively. On average, projects for Videography attract US$70 per hour. Fastest Falling Jobs of Q2 2023 The most significant declining trend observed in the Q2 2023 report shows that employers are easing their interest for tech and IT related skills. The Fast 50 report for Q3 2022 highlighted significant growth in a number of highly specialized and niche tech skills, such as software development, android app development, programming, and others. The catalyst for demand being global mass layoffs and hiring freezes across the tech sector towards the end of 2022. The latest Fast 50 Q2 2023 data shows interest for niche tech skills is beginning to slow down, with software development (down 28%, from 1,308 to 942), API (down 26%, from 1,516 to 1,109), iOS Development (down 26%, from 1,220 to 894) and Microsoft SQL Server (down 25%, from 1,309 to 975) all decreasing over the last quarter. Easing of these types of skills also aligns with’s tech layoff tracker also showing a reduction in the number of layoffs occurring globally. Fast 50 Q1 2023 - Data Analysis Relief For Writers As Data Suggests AI Can’t Replace Creativity The main trend from the Fast 50 Q2 2023 report shows freelance writing jobs, specifically those seeking journalists and editors, increasing on the platform over the last quarter. Despite having access to freely available generative AI tools, employers are turning to on-demand freelancers to help write creative content for their websites and blogs. Creative Writing jobs were the number one fastest growing job on in Q2, growing 58% from 1,868 to 2,961 jobs posted. Other writing related skills, such as Writing (Microsoft Word) (up 38.6%, 3,175 to 4,401 jobs), Copy Typing (up 31.2%, 4,867 to 6,389 jobs) and Ghostwriting (up 22.8%, 5,212 to 6,404 jobs), also saw an increase over the quarter. Interestingly, other skills which experts predict will be overtaken by AI are also increasing on the freelancing platform. Data processing grew by 21%, from 9,076 to 11,024 in Q2. Jobs with Excel as a key skill also increased by 15.5%, from 13,246 to 15,301 jobs. Data entry recently ranked as the World’s Most Boring Job in ’s global survey measuring attitudes towards work. Data entry is also one of the most popular jobs that employers tend to delegate to on-demand freelancers. Businesses Focus On Growth, Following Startup Boom, By Investing In Marketing Jobs seeking Sales experts grew 23.6% and Business Analysis increased by 21.4% over the last quarter. This is another indication that businesses are focusing heavily on growth and strategy alongside promotion. In Q1 2023, observed an unprecedented rise in jobs usually associated with the creation of new businesses and new ventures. This was apparent with projects for logo design, corporate identity design and eCommerce all growing simultaneously and aligning with new business formation statistics released by the US Census. While there isn’t data supporting another rise in new businesses in Q2 2023, what is seeing is businesses now doubling down on marketing, sales and social media efforts to increase business. This aligns with global trends of big consumer brands, such as ones reported in Australia, slashing their marketing spend and look towards more self-driven or low budget or organic marketing efforts. Twitter Marketing, which ranks third in the most in-demand skills for Q2 2023 after growing 41% over the quarter, is growing to become a popular option for businesses looking for social media support. Social Media Marketing as a skill increased by 16% and Facebook Marketing increased by 14%. Marketing, as a skill generally, is up 19.3%, growing from 8,269 to 9,867 total jobs in Q2. Classic marketing tactics such as Search Engine Marketing (SEO) and Web Search grew by 26% and 21%, respectively. SEO and Web Search are both budget friendly ways for businesses to maintain a competitive advantage in search engines results. A similar trend was observed in the Q3 2022 as many tech companies began mass layoffs and cut Search Engine Marketing spend as a way to reduce marketing spend. As a result, observed growth in SEO related projects or social media marketing as both are cost effective marketing strategies. Jobs seeking Sales experts grew 23.6% and Business Analysis increased by 21.4% over the last quarter. This is another indication that businesses are focusing heavily on growth and strategy alongside promotion. Demand For Tech Jobs Slows Down As Layoffs Reduce Worldwide is beginning to see interest for niche tech and IT related skills reduce on the platform. A sudden surge in technology related skills was observed all throughout 2022, however, was largely apparent in the Fast 50 report for Q3 2022 which saw a significant increase in jobs relating to niche IT-related projects all being driven by a surge in tech layoffs. The latest figures from the Fast 50 report for Q2 2023 shows interest is beginning to slow down as 16 of the top 25 fastest falling jobs are related to tech, which are the same jobs which climbed heavily towards the end of last year. Software Development, which had sustained growth quarter-on-quarter throughout 2022, saw a decline of 28% from 1,308 to 942 jobs. Projects requiring API as a skill are down 26% (from 1,516 to 1,109) and iOS Development jobs are also down 26% (from 1,220 to 894). Location-Based Photography & Videography Jobs Are Booming Local Jobs are a specific type of job which are location based and are specific to a location. These jobs are typically service or physical jobs, such as local pick up, delivery, photography, gardening or cleaning services. This quarter saw Local Jobs grow by 37%, from 2,122 to 2,905. The two key drivers for growth for these types of jobs relate to Photography and Videography which are up by 40% (from 2,101 to 2,945) and 32% (from 3,095 to 4,097), respectively. Visual content will always be in-demand for any business, regardless of size. Whether it’s capturing an event or shooting footage to use for ads, real-life imagery will always be an important part of promoting businesses. ##### Freelancer Fast 50 The Freelancer Fast 50 report is the world’s largest forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies. The data is based on 280,000 jobs posted to the Freelancer platform between April 1 to June 30 2023. Fast 50 Q2 2023 Data About Freelancer is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 67 million registered users have posted over 22.7 million projects and contests to date in over 2,000 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer also owns and Loadshift. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. 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BELLAMI Launches World's First Professional Grade Hair Extension Care Collection


Today, BELLAMI, the global leader in hair extensions’ billion dollar industry, announces the launch of BELLAMI Professional Hair Care, the world’s first professional-grade hair extension care collection for in-salon and at-home use. In collaboration with its network of renowned hair stylists, who have close to a million hair extension installs under their belts, BELLAMI developed uniquely formulated, clinically proven extension-driven hair care solutions, designed to double the lifetime of hair extensions, protecting the investment of a growing customer-base, while strengthening the health and integrity of natural hair. “There is beauty in innovation,” says John Costanza, Group Vice President of Beauty Industry Group leading the charge for BELLAMI. “We know hair better than any brand on the market. This isn’t just a hair care line that happens to work with extensions. We spent the last three years collaborating with industry professionals, chemists and BELLAMI educators, who work with hair every single day, to perfect the formulas and deliver a comprehensive solution-oriented approach to hair and extension treatment in-salon and at-home.” BELLAMI’s professional and at-home collections are infused with first of its kind H-2™ and proprietary Vita-Seal™ complexes. Unlike other bond-building technologies, the brand’s revolutionary H-2™ Complex contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, rather than just one, which allows formulas to target different areas of damage and achieve maximum results. The hydrophilic portion balances and reconstructs the hydrogen and ionic bonds fundamental to hair structure, creating a smooth and even surface. The hydrophobic component replenishes lipids stripped from the hair during coloring or heat styling. BELLAMI’s at-home formulas complement the brand’s professional line by offering salon-quality maintenance to protect hair from UV exposure and thermal damage. Each product is designed to seal in the professional H-2™Complex while BELLAMI’s proprietary vitamin-rich Vita-Seal™Complex locks in nutrients to preserve the hair’s integrity and prevent future breakage, while improving the overall condition and appearance of hair with continued use. BELLAMI Professional Hair Care launches with ten professional products, exclusively available in-salon, and eight at-home products which are now available at and rolling out to retailers come fall. The collections incorporate clarifying and moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, a scalp detox, treatment masks and a bond fusion system that reduces breakage by up to 63% and tangling by up to 89% (TRI Princeton). All products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free and inclusively formulated for all hair types and textures. Refill pouches are available for shampoos and conditioners and all aluminum and plastic components are recyclable. ABOUT BELLAMI Founded in 2012 by Nikki Eslami and Julius Salerno, BELLAMI is a global leader of high end, luxurious, ethically sourced and sustainably produced full-cuticle 100% Human Remy hair enhancement solutions for consumers and salon professionals. As the largest hair extensions brand in the world, collaborating with certified hair stylists, BELLAMI offers a full range of clip-in extensions and the four pro hair extension methods - Wefts, Tape-Ins, K-Tips, I-Tips. It is the only brand to have complete control over the sourcing and international manufacturing process, ensuring that all products are ethically sourced and sustainably produced. BELLAMI's hair enhancement solutions and hair care are available via its e-commerce platform and company-owned stores, the BELLAMI Beauty Bars. BELLAMI is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. ABOUT BEAUTY INDUSTRY GROUP Established in 2004, Beauty Industry Group is an industry leader for professionally installed and DIY hair extensions and related beauty products. Beauty Industry Group's professional products are sold in more than 1,200 stores throughout North America and its collective brands service more than 30,000 salons across over 165 countries. Beauty Industry Group has offices in 6 countries and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Contact Details Rell Marketing & Communications Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 Company Website

July 19, 2023 08:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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