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The NIH Has Given BioRestorative Therapies A Stamp Of Approval

BioRestorative Therapies, Inc.

BioRestorative Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: BRTX) is working on products that may be solutions to conditions that affect millions of Americans with lower back pain and diabetes. BioRestorative’s novel drug BRTX-100, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enter Phase 2 clinical trials, targets damaged and degenerating discs. The Company is well into its trial, a 99-patient prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, the gold standard of its kind. BRTX-100 is an autologous stem cell product that uses the patient’s own stem cells, which are harvested, cultured, combined with their own autologous platelet lysate and then injected directly into the affected disc to initiate the healing and repair process. Previous human investigator-initiated studies using a similar product to BRTX-100 (but arguably less potent) have shown a reduction in pain and increase in function in excess of the stated primary endpoints in BioRestorative’s phase 2 protocol. This fascinating opportunity presents a study that is highly suggestive of the potential outcomes for which they are currently processing. In addition, the treatment is anticipated to be safer, cheaper and more effective with a single treatment. BioRestorative’s other product — ThermoStem — has highly promising results in the treatment of obesity and related diseases. Obesity affects over 40% of Americans, and BioRestorative is developing a novel stem-cell population — brown adipose tissue — that shows signs of regulating metabolic activity and reducing excess fat. BioRestorative Therapies Has Joined The Leagues Of 23andMe, Qualcomm and Naviscan In September 2021, BioRestorative was awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) phase I grant for $256,000. The project seeks to evaluate the therapeutic effects on the company’s hypoxic cultured bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BRTX-100) after encapsulation with a PEG-peptide hydrogel. The work is being done in collaboration with Dr. Lori Setton, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. SBIR is a federal program coordinated by the Small Business Administration that funds research and development. STTR is a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) sister program. The programs are one of the largest sources of funding for early-stage companies. Big-name companies like 23andMe Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ME), Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Naviscan Inc. were awarded SBIR and STTR funding, which helped them become the companies they are today. SBIR and STTR programs are highly competitive programs that foster and encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for product commercialization. Through this highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. SBIR and STTR are like gold mines for smaller companies. Borrowing from a bank is often difficult for new, innovative businesses because they lack collateral and revenue to help secure loans. While venture capital often fills the gap, it’s not always available and companies can lose autonomy if a venture capital firm wants to have a heavier hand in decisions. With the SBIR and STTR programs, funding is stable and predictable as it is an award, not a loan. Small businesses retain intellectual property rights. Additionally, the National Institute of Health (NIH), which oversees the programs, provides recognition, validation and visibility to early-stage companies that they might not otherwise have with either a loan from a bank or venture capital. Receiving an SBIR and STTR award can also help attract more funding because of the prestige associated with the programs. SBIR and STTR programs have supported the development of 99 drugs from 1996-2020. Of these drugs, 16% of all treatments made a “significant” advance over available medicines. Companies that receive SBIR and STTR awards are put on the map and can credibly say they were backed by the NIH. With the recent grants BioRestorative Therapies has received, the NIH has given the company a stamp of approval. To learn more about BioRestorative Therapies, visit its website. BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions.Our advances in stem cell biology and delivery protocols harbor great promise in conditioning our bodies’ own regenerative potential to treat major diseases more effectively than current interventions.Today, BioRestorative is actively developing programs that aim to dramatically increase quality of care for both (i) chronic back pain caused by disc degeneration, as well as (ii) metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Investor Relations ir@biorestorative.com Company Website https://www.biorestorative.com/

November 10, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Airly secures new $5.5M funding round to fight air pollution and save lives

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Air pollution is the most-pressing environmental health crisis of our time with approximately nine in 10 people around the world breathing unclean air. Helping to spotlight this existential threat, cleantech startup Airly is today announcing a $5.5M series A funding round as it targets cleaning the air by understanding the exact sources based on sensor data and comprehensive actionable insights. The funding round was led by firstminute capital and Pi Labs with participation from existing investors including. Sir Richard Branson Family Office, AENU, Untitled and new investors including Slack co-founder Cal Henderson, Snowflake co-founder Marcin Zukowski as well as institutional investors Semapa Next and TO Ventures. With this funding round, Airly has raised $8.8M from investors since March 2021, as it now scales to realize the potential of its complete air quality monitoring platform and supporting local governments determined to fight for clean air with an end-to-end solution. The Airly platform provides solutions for air quality monitoring to local governments, companies and local communities in over 40 countries. They use sensors to observe data and now Airly will be able to provide a complete dashboard enabling users to go one step further. They will be able to monitor the data and obtain actionable insights that will translate into effective actions to improve air quality and understand their impact on health and well-being. The dashboard will offer multiple features including a report generator, insights, impact tracker and the city ranking. Wiktor Warchałowski, CEO and co-founder of Airly commented: “With the funding round we are going deeper with our users. Monitoring with our sensors has helped bring the issue to the surface and now with our dashboard offering actionable insights and nudges, we believe this will be the catalyst that helps move measures and policies into place to repair the air we breathe.” Recently, Airly launched the largest air quality monitoring network in a European city by installing 165 sensors in Warsaw. Similarly large networks have also been launched in the UK (Birmingham and the London boroughs of Lambeth, Haringey and soon Southwark) and Indonesia (Jakarta). Airly has also strategic partnerships with the likes of JCDecaux, NHS, NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) and is a key partner in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded DivAirCity project. Airly impact studies have proven that cities with a dense network of air quality sensors are achieving faster reduction in air pollution. Since 2019, four cities from the C40 group (a global network of cities taking urgent action to confront the climate crisis) with dense monitoring networks (Jakarta, Lisbon, London and Warsaw) have improved their overall air quality by 16% (compared to 5% improvement made by cities without dense networks). “ Trailblazers in London are showing how real-time local air quality data is the catalyst for taking action to make our urban spaces healthier and more sustainable. I expect many cities and local authorities to follow their leadership, starting with more precise and local data. Airly is at the forefront of building this data infrastructure and our fight against air pollution, and we’re very proud to continue our support by co-leading their Series A” - says Brent Hoberman, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum and firstminute capital. More than 10 million people die each year from air pollution. Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of stroke, dementia, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, with children particularly vulnerable. Last year, the World Health Organization tightened up on safe levels of air pollutants. Airly is the first platform worldwide to include the new index in its analytical tools and free-to-use community tools (incl. mobile app and web application). Stefania Ponzo, Partner at Pi Labs, commented: “ The ways in which towns and cities contribute to our health and wellbeing will shape how we live for years to come – and air quality plays a huge part in that. We believe Airly’s solution will become an essential tool in cities around the world, helping to improve liveability standards, reduce emissions, and ultimately, getting us closer to sustainability and wellness goals. We are excited at the prospect of partnering with a team that can truly go global with its impact.” About Airly Airly offers a comprehensive SaaS solution for air quality monitoring and control. It is possible by a proprietary low-cost distributed sensor network delivering hyper-local real-time air quality data. Airly provides governments, enterprises and communities decision-ready data on air quality. Airly enables organisations to monitor air quality, analyse trends and sources, develop targeted initiatives to combat pollution, and track improvements. Thanks to that, they’re supporting organisations in their journey to eliminate pollution, improve air quality and protect public health. Airly recently won a number of landmark public tenders such as London’s Borough Lambeth, Birmingham and one of Europe’s largest contracts with the City of Warsaw. Airly can build on a significant and ever growing customer base comprising over 600 local authorities. The company also cooperates with global brands such as JC Decaux, Bolt, E-on, Philips, Skanska and Veolia. For more information visit www.airly.org Contact Details Airly Marcin Gnat +48 507 416 727 m.gnat@airly.org Company Website https://airly.org/en/

November 10, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Travis Kelce Launches Health and Wellness Endowment as Gift to UC Student-Athletes

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Kansas City Chief and former Cincinnati Bearcat, Travis Kelce has announced that his Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation will make a substantial contribution to the university’s athletic department of sports psychology and counseling aiding all 450 student-athletes. Kelce’s endowment to his alma mater’s health and wellness division will directly impact the university’s athletic bureau and further expand the staff and personnel of the Director of Sports Psychology, Lenecia Nickell. The grant ensures that all student-athletes of the university will have permanent access to facilities that provide care and services needed to be mentally and physically strong, confident, and resilient. Kelce is a dedicated philanthropist who is passionate about helping the lives of youth who are facing adversity. He founded Eighty-Seven & Running in 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization aims to help underserved youth strive to become produ3ctive citizens by creating motivating mentor programs that aid in exploring and developing their abilities while learning critical life skills. “During my time at UC I developed a solid infrastructure of people around to help me navigate through daily life as a student-athlete. The transition from high school to college was a difficult one; it was an emotional rollercoaster at times dealing with my academic responsibilities and holding my own on the field. There was little to no room for error in the classroom and on the field. Being able to have that support system in place is part of the reason why I decided to start this Endowment and give back to my alma mater and its athletic department. I’m at a place in my career where I’m able to share my experiences and lend resources to provide the university’s student-athletes with the assistance they need to become the best versions of themselves they can be” says Travis Kelce, Tight End of the Kansas City Chiefs and Former Cincinnati Bearcat. “Nurturing mental and physical health is crucial in developing successful futures for student athletes. The University has constructed an incredible foundation to aid the physical needs of student-athletes, which is just as important as supporting their mental health as both are vital in optimizing wellbeing and excellence with performance in the classroom, on the field, and their life beyond sports.” Says André Eanes, Travis’ business Manager, and former Cincinnati Bearcat. “We are honored to have Travis Kelce launch this transformational endowment for our studentathletes,” UC Director of Athletics John Cunningham said. “This is a really special gift from Travis because it comes from a former student-athlete for current and future student-athletes, but also because it will impact student-athletes for years to come. “Travis is a tremendous ambassador for the University of Cincinnati, and we are grateful for his continued support for our athletes and our athletic department. Mental health is a crucial component of college athletics. Travis’ gift will ensure that Cincinnati remains on the forefront of support for all UC athletes.” UC Foundation President Peter Landgren said. Those interested in donating to the Eighty-Seven & Running Endowment can learn more here. https://87running.org/donate-2/ About Eighty-Seven & Running Eighty-Seven & Running helps underserved youth strive to become productive citizens by mentoring and motivating them to explore and develop their abilities while learning critical life skills. Founded in 2015, we have remained dedicated to providing resources and enrichment opportunities for youth and their communities through fundraising, athletic programs, mentoring, and outreach initiatives. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged youth to achieve success by providing resources and support to their communities and cultivating their talent in the areas of education, business, athletics, STEM, and the arts. We seek to change the outcomes of underserved youth in communities across the U.S. by creating access to opportunities, enrichment, and advancement. Contact Details Pia Malihi pia@fullscopepr.com

November 10, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tim Hortons guests can now pay faster with the new Scan & Pay feature in the Tims app – pay, earn and redeem Tims Reward points with just one scan

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Tim Hortons guests across Canada and the United States can now pay for their orders faster when using the new Scan & Pay feature in the Tims app, which allows Tims Rewards members to pay for orders, earn points and redeem rewards with a single scan. “Tims restaurant owners and their team members pride themselves on delivering an exceptional guest experience – and that includes quick and friendly service day in and day out,” said Markus Sturm, Senior Vice President of Consumer Goods, Digital and Loyalty at Tim Hortons. “We’re making that experience quicker with the speed and convenience of Scan & Pay, which can make their trips to Tims even better.” To use Scan & Pay, Tims Rewards members simply need to link a credit card or Tim Card® in the Tim Hortons app (by tapping the Scan tab and adding a payment method) and then turn on the Scan & Pay button. It takes just a single scan for guests to pay for orders with their pre-selected payment method, earn points and redeem rewards. Multiple payment methods can be securely stored in the app and it’s easy for guests to toggle between their payment methods. All transactions made using Scan & Pay are secure and encrypted. “If you imagine the time it takes to scan for Tims Rewards, then pull out your wallet, find your preferred card to pay with or the right amount of cash for your order – and potentially get change back – that’s all time that you’re saving with Scan & Pay. And when other guests are using Scan & Pay too it can make everyone’s experience at Tims so much faster,” said Sturm. To encourage guests to try Scan & Pay, Tim Hortons is offering bonus point incentives over the next few months. Check the Tims App for local offers and offer terms and conditions. For more information visit www.timhortons.com or follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @TimHortonsUS and Facebook at www.facebook.com/timhortonsus. About Tim Hortons® Tim Hortons® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp® beverages), fresh baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com. Contact Details Alison Brod Marketing + Communications Adrianna Lauricella +1 212-230-1800 tims@abmc-us.com Company Website https://www.timhortons.com/

November 10, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Culinary Institute of America Announces New Trustees

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The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) named two new trustees—both of whom are CIA alumni—to its board during its October annual meeting. Maneet Chauhan is a celebrated award-winning chef, author, television personality, and a founding partner and the president of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, TN. Originally born in Punjab, India, Chauhan, after working in some of India’s finest hotels, relocated to U.S. to study at the CIA and has since been an active supporter of the CIA. She has been lauded for her work as an executive chef in New York, Chicago, and Nashville where she is currently based. She is also co-founder of Hop Springs, the largest craft brewery in Tennessee. Among her many accolades, she received the 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for her work as a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped.” She has also been repeatedly honored for her role as a leader within the Nashville community and has been named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s “40 under 40,” and as one of Nashville Lifestyles’ “Women in Business.” Chauhan is dedicated to supporting others in the restaurant industry founding Hospitality Strong in March of 2020 to support hospitality workers struggling through COVID-19 and is an advisory board member for Nashville’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Also a gifted competitor in the kitchen, Chauhan won Guy Fieri's “Tournament of Champions II,” and was given the opportunity to donate the $40,000 winnings to aid different restaurants that needed support during the pandemic. Most recently, Chauhan was honored at the CIA’s 2022 Leadership Awards as one of the “Champions of Global Cuisine.” Bridget McCall is a culinary innovator and strategist and a founding member and the CEO of The Seasoned Carte, a direct to consumer food business and subsidiary of Mitsui USA. She has spent her career fostering growth and innovation within the culinary industry from a variety of positions as an executive, director of sales and marketing, and business development manager. McCall delivered the school’s 2019 commencement address, advising the graduates to “Believe in yourselves,” because, “This is an industry where you can do anything you want to do. But it comes (from) inside, and it comes from you.” McCall also serves on the college’s Advancement Committee, which helps enrich the college community. McCall also earned a BS in Business and Communications from St. John’s University and attended continuing education classes at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. She previously served as a Board Member of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs and on the Executive Board of the American Culinary Federation Long Island Chapter. Her recognitions include the ACF Northeast Presidential Medallion, The President’s Award from Lackmann Culinary Services, and Top Sales Achiever at Reichenbach & Associates. “It is an honor to welcome back two such distinguished alumni to our Board of Trustees,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “Maneet’s and Bridget’s work since graduating the CIA represents the best of us. Both not only have been personally successful but also have sought to share their gifts with the culinary community, including our students. Joining the board will be an extension of that work and will help steer the college into the future.” The CIA’s Board of Trustees consists of 22 highly respected leaders in the foodservice industry and business world. They provide expert governance and guidance for the not-for-profit college and are not compensated for their services. About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu. Contact Details Amanda Secor +1 845-451-1457 amanda.secor@culinary.edu Company Website http://www.ciachef.edu/

November 09, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Sesame Milk Is The New Trend In Plant-Based Milk

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The plant-based milk market is currently worth $38.9 billion, making it 7.7 times larger than the market for plant-based meat, and it’s only going to continue growing. In fact, the market is expected to quadruple over the next decade after doubling in the previous five years. According to Data Bridge Market Research, the market is projected to climb at a CAGR of 15.5% to reach a value of $123.2 billion by 2029. One key factor driving market growth is the rising prevalence of dairy intolerance, in fact, more than 70% of the planet is intolerant to dairy proteins. Plant milks provide a product that functions in cooking and coffee like dairy milk, but without the allergenic proteins. Another is a concern for the planet, given the high environmental stress from cultivating and feeding livestock and the ancillary methane/CO2 etc. Although plant milk alternatives like almond milk are still stressful agriculturally on the planet with high water usage and damage to bee populations, new alternatives like sesame milk use 95% less water than almond milk and thrive in arid climates around the globe, from South America to Africa to Asia. Add to that rising consumer awareness of animal health and you can see why the plant-based milk industry is primed to continue experiencing rising success in the coming years. Of course, it remains to be seen which plant-based alternative will hold onto the largest share of the market. Plant-Based Milk Market Constantly Evolving As the market grows and evolves, new plant-based formulations replace old ones as consumer favorites, meaning new products and new companies are consistently entering the market looking to take the top spot. First, soy milk became extremely popular, but it gave way to almond milk. Now oat milk is quickly rising in popularity. Almond milk, which currently holds the majority of the market share, is ripe for disruption. Why? Because it turns out that almond milk isn't good for your health or the environment. It loses grades for sustainability and nutrition...while oat milk doesn’t score much better. You see, even as oat milk gains popularity, a new plant-based milk trend is starting to emerge - sesame milk. Luckily, for environmentally conscious consumers and investors, The Planting Hope Company Inc. (TSXV:MYLK) (OTCQB:MYLKF) is a rapidly growing breakthrough company focused on producing the world's most planet-friendly and nutritious plant-based milk from sesame seeds. Planting Hope has spent more than 5 years developing the world’s first sesame milk, Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk, levering cutting-edge ingredient formulations and processing technology to create a plant milk that performs like dairy milk in coffee and baking, with equivalent nutrition, including 8 grams of complete protein per serving. Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk has received numerous awards and nominations from groups like Good Housekeeping, the Specialty Coffee Association, and World Plant-Based Foods Expo. Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk is just one of four fast-growing food and beverage brands owned by this company. Planting Hope recently announced the launch of its Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk line in Canada with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest grocery retailer. 382 stores across Canada will begin selling Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk in dual-language packaging that meets Canadian standards in November 2022. Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk, which is packaged in shelf-stable 946ml (32oz) cartons in three flavours, has been added to the plant milk section in stores (Barista Blend Sesamemilk, Original Sesamemilk, and Unsweetened Original Sesamemilk). “As a plant-based food and beverage company headquartered in Canada and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, entering with our flagship Hope and Sesame® brand is an important milestone for Planting Hope. Loblaw has always taken an innovative approach to the grocery experience and expects the same from its brand partners,” said Julia Stamberger, CEO and Co-founder of Planting Hope. “Hope and Sesame® has brought important breakthrough innovation to plant-based milk, opening a whole new category, sesame milk, that unlocks the dense nutrition of the extremely sustainable and planet-friendly sesame seed. We’re very excited to bring our innovative Sesamemilk line, in our eye-grabbing, colorful new dual-language packaging, to Canadian consumers with Loblaw.” Planting Hope has committed to releasing the best-selling products under its Hope and Sesame®, MozaicsTM, and RightRice® brands in bilingual packaging that complies with Canadian regulations in the second quarter of 2022. In Q3 2022, the Company began producing these products in Canadian packaging for the first time. Planting Hope will introduce three shelf-stable Hope and Sesame® SKUs (Barista Blend Sesamemilk, Original Sesamemilk, and Unsweetened Original Sesamemilk) in Canadian packaging across 382 stores in the current quarter (Q4), adding 1,146 new Total Distribution Points in Loblaw locations. The Planting Hope Company Expands Distribution The Planting Hope Company has added more than 3,700 new grocery retail doors and more than 9,600 new total distribution points (TDP) in key retailers such as Loblaws, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Safeway, Fresh Thyme Market, and many others since the beginning of 2022. The total grocery retail TDP has surpassed 50,000 placements across product lines and brands. The Planting Hope Company announced in September that its Hope and Sesame® Sesamemilk is now available at Kroger stores nationwide under multiple retailer banners. In addition, the Company added top New York City area food service distributor Baldor Specialty Foods and increased trade and consumer visibility through events, new distribution, and in-store placements. Baldor distributes 6,000 food and beverage items to over 4,600 distribution locations in New York City's five boroughs, including restaurants (including over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants), retail, hospitals, corporate campuses, and schools. In addition, the Company has increased the distribution of its RightRice® brand in over 1,500 locations, including the leading Southeastern US retailer Publix. RightRice products are available nationwide in over 8,000 doors at conventional and natural product retailers such as Kroger, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market, and others. RightRice has also developed a strategic foodservice distribution network through quick service restaurants such as CAVA and menu additions to college/university and business food service operations. Planting Hope reported $3.3 million in revenue in Q2 2022, a 276% increase from $900,000 in Q2 2021 and a 32% increase over Q1 2022 revenues, representing a 22% increase over the entire fiscal year 2021. In Q2 2022, the Company earned $2.5 million in net revenue, a 205% increase from the previous quarter and a 24% increase year over year. The Planting Hope Company Inc. is continuing to execute on its business plan for this year, which includes expanding core products in key channels and establishing new products and distribution to achieve scale in 2023. For more information on The Planting Hope Company (TSXV: MYLK) (OTCQB: MYLKF), please visit this link or their website at https://plantinghopecompany.com. Disclaimer 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, The Planting Hope Company Inc. 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Such forward-looking information involves a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of The Planting Hope Company Inc.. to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: (a) The Planting Hope Company Inc.s operations could be adversely affected by possible future government legislation, policies and controls or by changes in applicable laws and regulations; (b) public health crises such as CV-19 may adversely impact PThe Planting Hope Company Inc.’s business; (c) the volatility of global capital markets; (d) political instability and changes to the regulations governing The Planting Hope Company Inc.’s business operations (e) The Planting Hope Company Inc. may be unable to implement its growth strategy; and (f) increased competition. Except as required by law, The Planting Hope Company Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Neither does The Planting Hope Company Inc. nor any of its representatives make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, sufficiency or completeness of the information in this document. Neither The Planting Hope Company Inc. nor any of its representatives shall have any liability whatsoever, under contract, tort, trust or otherwise, to you or any person resulting from the use of the information in this document by you or any of your representatives or for omissions from the information in this document. 7) Any graphs, tables or other information demonstrating the historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or any other entity contained in this document are intended only to illustrate historical performance or current or historical attributes of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or such entities and are not necessarily indicative of future performance of The Planting Hope Company Inc. or such entities. 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November 08, 2022 06:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

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AmeriLife To Acquire TruChoice Financial Group from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

AmeriLife

AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TruChoice Financial Group (“TruChoice”) and its affiliate Inforce Solutions, LLC (“Inforce”), from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz Life”). Headquartered in Minneapolis, TruChoice is one of the largest field marketing organizations (FMO) in the financial services industry. The company partners with life and annuities agencies to provide them with best-in-class marketing, business support and financial solutions in an ever-changing industry. Inforce, an affiliate of TruChoice, is a national brokerage general agency (BGA) focused in the life insurance market. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The addition of TruChoice provides significant opportunity for AmeriLife to expand its annuities production, as well as increase its reach in the fast-growing life insurance market and forge a closer relationship with Allianz Life. “Today’s announcement brings together two incredible companies that not only share similar values, but also a deep, unwavering commitment to empowering agents and advisors to help their clients live more financially secure lives,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “We’re excited to welcome Brian Peterson and the talented teams at TruChoice and Inforce to the AmeriLife family and its best-in-class distribution.” Under the AmeriLife umbrella, TruChoice and Inforce will gain access to a wealth of industry-leading resources, new products, and solutions to expand opportunities for their more than 4,000 financial professionals. Like AmeriLife, TruChoice will continue to maintain its strong relationship with Allianz Life as a non-affiliated FMO as the latter moves to consolidate its focus around its core business of creating innovative products that help clients manage their risk in retirement. “This is a great move for TruChoice that puts us on a path to significant growth going forward,” said Brian Peterson, president and CEO of TruChoice Financial Group and Inforce. “I couldn’t be more excited for our employees and the financial professionals we serve. I’m convinced AmeriLife is the perfect new partner to help us drive this exciting expansion.” “This sale supports Allianz Life’s ability to further focus on our core strengths of providing our independent distribution partners with innovative risk management and retirement solutions for their clients,” said Jasmine Jirele, president and CEO of Allianz Life. “I am also excited that this move will allow TruChoice to accelerate its growth as an independent distributor. We look forward to continuing to partner with TruChoice and expanding our relationship with the AmeriLife group of companies.” Piper Sandler & Co. is acting as exclusive financial advisor to TruChoice Financial Group and Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America in connection with the transaction, which is expected to close on November 30, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. ### About TruChoice Financial Group TruChoice is a dynamic sales and marketing organization and one of the largest distributors of financial services products in the insurance industry, functioning as a foundation for the success of the independent financial professionals they serve. For additional information, visit TruChoiceFinancial.com, and follow TruChoice on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2021, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $10.6 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife | Media Relations Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com AmeriLife | Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com TruChoice Financial Group Chris Cowan +1 678-718-1951 mediarelations@truchoicefinancial.com Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Brett Weinberg +1 763-765-7160 brett.weinberg@allianzlife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 07, 2022 03:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Bluberi Adds a Slice with “Bluberi π” Studio in Reno, NV

Bluberi Gaming

Bluberi or (the “Company”) today announced the grand opening of its brand new game development studio “Bluberi π” in Reno, NV. Bluberi is opening this studio as a complementary content stream to help build the portfolio in conjunction with the development team in Drummondville, Canada. The studio is led by Vice President of R&D, Keith Hughes, an experienced Game Designer with a background at IGT and Scientific Games (now Light & Wonder). Keith is joined by a mix of industry veterans as well as some new faces to the gaming industry. “We here at Bluberi π are thrilled to be a part of this team. The games coming out of our talented Canadian team such as Devil’s Lock & Fu Bamboo showcase the potential of Bluberi and set a high bar for our team here in Reno. We can’t wait to contribute to the Bluberi roadmap and provide an additional source of content as the company grows in the coming years!”, said Hughes. The name, “Bluberi π”, comes from the team’s deep-rooted commitment to industry leading math and the Bluberi New School core value. One of the most iconic numbers in all of math, π, is a constant, while also never-ending and mysterious. As a homonym to the word “pie”, the studio’s name also represents the Company’s commitment to a fun and irreverent approach to game design. "2022 has been an amazing year for Bluberi, thanks to consistently strong releases from our flagship R&D facility in Drummondville, Quebec, the lifeblood of the company. And as we're primed for growth in 2023 and beyond, we're very excited to introduce our second studio, Bluberi Pi. Due to strong planning and leadership we're already highly staffed and primed to unveil their first products next year." said Mike Brennan, Chief Product Officer. “Having Bluberi π as part of the Bluberi family is an incredibly exciting development for the company”, said Christian Smith, Senior Director of Product and Marketing. “The experience, creativity, and passion this team brings will serve as a great compliment to the successful games being developed in Drummondville.” “Most of the success in my career has come from collaboration with team members that bring diverse thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and I am excited to continue that style of game development with both the creative and passionate people in the Bluberi π studio as well as with the team in Drummondville.”, Hughes added. Bluberi π is targeting to have its debut game in the market sometime in 2023. About Bluberi Backed by more than 25 years of industry experience, Bluberi is an established and reliable company with an expansive vision to deliver the highest quality casino gaming experience to players in Class II and Class III markets across the globe. We strive to provide industry-leading customer service by being the easiest company to do business with and are proud to be an agile supplier; able to respond to customer feedback quickly as we grow to become a best-in-class gaming partner. To learn more, visit bluberi.com. Bluberi Media Contact: Christian Smith, Sr. Director of Product & Marketing, christian.smith@bluberi.com Contact Details Bluberi Christian Smith, Sr +1 847-778-2462 christian.smith@bluberi.com Company Website https://bluberi.com/

November 07, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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READY FOR BUSINESS FUND IS DISTRIBUTING MORE THAN $200,000 IN CASH GRANTS TO 76 SMALL BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON

Comcast Washington

SEATTLE, November 7, 2022 – The Ready for Business Fund – a relief program launched by GSBA, Washington State’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and Comcast – is distributing $2,500 and $4,000 cash grants to 76 small businesses throughout Washington state. The Ready for Business Fund was founded in the summer of 2020 with an initial $100,000 investment from Comcast and designation of GSBA as the fund manager. To date, the fund has supported more than 200 small businesses in Washington with nearly $1 million in financial support and wraparound services. The Ready for Business Fund was renewed this year with an additional $75,000 in funding from Comcast and GSBA, reprising its role as the program and fund manager. Grants from the Ready for Business Fund will be made possible by more than $150,000 in additional donations from Pepsi, T-Mobile, US Bank, Meta, and Verity Credit Union and a $100,000 grant from King County. These funds will now support small business owners across all industries, including local restaurants, bookstores, bistros, shops and stores, which are an important part of the social fabric in our communities. “GSBA recognizes the importance of investing in the small businesses that are critical to a thriving community and economy,” said Ilona Lohrey, GSBA president and CEO. “We are proud to once again partner with Comcast to grow our Ready for Business Fund to support a diverse group of business owners who need our help now more than ever.” The Ready for Business Fund was created to support small businesses in Washington, especially those owned by LGBTQ people, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and women, who are at greater risk in today’s uncertain economy. Grant recipients also include small businesses located in rural areas of Washington that lack proximity to resources. “We're grateful for our continued partnership with the GSBA to recognize so many resilient small businesses through the Ready for Business Fund,” said Diem Ly, Community Impact director, Comcast Washington. “We at Comcast believe and act on our shared value that ensuring equitable access to resources for BIPOC and LGBTQ-owned businesses means all of our communities and neighborhoods benefit in the long-run.” Feel free to adjust as you see fit! “Between recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns over inflation, our small businesses have faced some of the most difficult struggles over the last few years, and it is up to our community to step up and support them. That’s why partnerships like the one between King County, GSBA and Comcast are so imperative right now,” shared King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. GSBA assembled a selection committee consisting of diverse community and business leaders to evaluate the applications received. Notifications to grant applicants about the status of their application have begun and awards will be delivered beginning this week. All grant recipients will also receive wrap-around services, including GSBA membership and consulting. Ready for Business Fund grant recipients include: More information is available at theGSBA.org/ready-for-business. About GSBA Established in 1981, GSBA is Washington State's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and is the largest of its kind in North America. The chamber represents over 1,400 small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. GSBA proudly serves as a connector across the region, bringing communities together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business. GSBA also promotes LGBTQ tourism through Travel Out Seattle, advocates for small businesses in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood through the Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA) and invests in the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders through the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Andy Colley Andy_Colley@Comcast.com Company Website https://www.thegsba.org/business-resources/ready-for-business

November 07, 2022 08:56 AM Pacific Standard Time

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