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XPRIT Website Gets a Revamp as The Company Launches Four New Electric Bike Series


XPRIT has launched its newly revamped website with a new layout and design while also introducing four brand new electric bike series that cater to multiple uses and users. XPRIT was launched in 2018 with a vision to colorize the life of people while providing ease of commuting for them to enjoy the rural and urban areas of the Los Angeles area. The spokesperson highlighted, “Our slogan is ‘ Life Colorized – Smooth Ride with Every Vibe. ’ Our products completely align with it. We offer unique color combinations and high-tech designs that match the moods of the people.” XPRIT website has been given a revamp to make it more user-friendly and appealing to the customers. The website now has an entirely new design and layout just in time for their new product line launch. The spokesperson added, “The best thing about our products is that they are an eco-friendly, zero-emission power source. Even our packaging is made with recyclable materials.” After the immense success of XPRIT’s hoverboards, the company is now set to launch electric bikes to provide easier commute and fun adventures to consumers. “We are excited to announce electric bikes in four series, and we believe our customers can easily find one that best fits their lifestyle,” continued the spokesperson. The company is set to launch the four series to multiple uses and age groups: Commute Series - It comprises two models, Urban Basic and Urban Ultra, featuring convenience and easy storage for commuters. Beach Recreation Series – It includes two models, Beach Seal and Beach Cruiser, featuring stylish designs. It is the best for spending time with loved ones at beaches. Adventure Series – Currently has one model, Hunter, featuring the best durability tires and long-distance suspension system. Shuttle Series – Currently has one model, Shuttle, featuring the capability to carry or deliver items from grocery shopping trips to delivery services. “It is certainly an exciting time at XPRIT with the launch of our four new product lines being introduced. We truly believe the world is rapidly moving toward sustainable practices, and e-mobility will be the future of urban transportation. We are proud to be a part of this major change,” concluded the spokesperson. With the goal to make e-mobility easily accessible, XPRIT also offers low monthly payment finance options with as low as 0% APR with Klarna and four interest-free payments or monthly installments with Shop Pay Installments. They also offer lease-to-own with Katapult with no credit required. The new electric bikes come with a one-year warranty and a 60-day return policy. About XPRIT: XPRIT is a leading brand in e-mobility industry founded in 2018. The brand was initially launched with hoverboards, and after its immense success, the team introduced electric bikes. The company strives to build electric bikes that provide high performance with an authentic style that matches the client's comfort, needs, and preferences. Contact Details Media Contact Company Website

June 02, 2022 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Motor Vehicle Crashes with Large Trucks Present Unique Legal Challenges

Justinian & Associates

New research from the U.S. Department of Transportation reinforces the fact that most injuries and deaths in commercial truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. Add to that the fact that urban and suburban roadways are increasingly becoming the place where major commercial truck accident injuries and deaths occur — according to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, 51% of deaths in large truck crashes occurred on major roads other than interstates and freeways. This trend highlights the challenges drivers face in negotiating what to do after an accident with a commercial truck. “There are many differences between a car accident and a commercial vehicle accident,” said Kevin Johnson, associate attorney at Austin, Texas-based personal injury firm Justinian & Associates and an expert in truck accident law. “For one, are you're dealing with a much bigger vehicle. And, you're dealing potentially with multiple entities that are responsible for that vehicle, as well as a driver that has professional driving rules that he should be following. These differences can make resolving a commercial truck accident much more complex and time-consuming.” Johnson has six primary tips for drivers who have been in an accident with a commercial truck. The first tip is to call the police immediately after the accident occurs. “The police are going to make sure that the proper entities in the crash are established,” said Johnson. “They're going to file a report and they're going to get the names of the company and the driver so that you can and have that information for later.” The second tip is to take photos of the scene while everything is still fresh, and while both vehicles are where they were after the crash. “These photos will be admissible evidence in court,” said Johnson. “If you don’t have photos and the other vehicle gets repaired right away, you could be in a tough spot regarding possible claims.” The third tip is to get the trucking company’s name, as well as the driver’s information, including address, phone number, email address, insurance company name, and policy number. “Many times when you're dealing with a commercial vehicle, there could be different entities,” said Johnson. “For example, the truck and the trailer could be owned by two different parties. The driver could be an independent contractor. So it's very important to get as much information as you can to lessen the chance of getting the runaround later on.” The fourth tip is to get the names and contact information of any witnesses. “This is someone who could possibly be on your side and vouch for you later in court, so it’s important to get this information at the scene,” said Johnson. The fifth tip is to get a medical evaluation. “Even if you don’t think you were hurt, go and get checked out,” said Johnson. “Some injuries can take weeks to manifest themselves, so having a documented visit to a doctor right after the accident will help protect your right to seek a claim later.” The sixth tip is to avoid posting about the accident on social media. “Don’t post pictures of the crash or even things like ‘I was just in a crash, but I’m OK,’” said Johnson. “Anything you post on social media becomes public, and this can be used later in court to counter a claim or statement.” As the trend in commercial truck accidents continues to grow, it’s important that drivers know the differences between navigating a car-to-car accident and a car-truck accident. “When you’re dealing with a commercial vehicle, there’s a whole different claims process that takes place,” said Johnson. “It’s important that people know the differences and know what steps to take.” Listen to a podcast interview with Kevin Johnson on six things to do after a commercial truck accident. Justinian & Associates is an Austin personal injury law firm with offices in Round Rock and San Antonio, Texas. -###- Contact Details Bill Threlkeld Company Website

June 02, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Panasonic Connect Introduces New Offerings to Enhance Engagement and Collaboration in Higher Education and Corporate Environments

Panasonic Professional Imaging & Visual Systems

Panasonic Connect North America, today announced several collaboration-focused solutions to its professional audiovisual (AV) portfolio to create interactive experiences for students, educators and professionals across in-person and remote environments. The new audio and display solyutions join Panasonic's holistic ecostystem of professional AV technology on display at InfoComm in booth #N1629, aimed at improving work and leanring experiences. “Flexible technology that creates opportunities for workers, educators and students to engage more seamlessly and create deeper connections is no longer a nice to have, but a necessity across corporate environments and college and university venues,” said John Kaloukian, Director of Solutions and Services at Panasonic Connect. “We continue to prioritize the needs of customers with the development of a portfolio of audiovisual solutions aimed at increasing knowledge sharing and collaboration to drive meaningful experiences no matter where that communication is happening.” More about Panasonic Connect's New Tools for Work and Learning Environments Next Generation Audio Technology: Audio solutions that can adjust to any size meeting space, classroom, lecture hall or auditorium to ensure sound is clear for effective communication in-person or remote is critical. Panasonic Connect’s new microphone and receiver additions to Panasonic’s 1.9 GHz digital wireless microphone system provide durable technology that delivers crisp audio and a variety of connectivity options for added flexibility: WX-SR202DN 2-channel Dante ® [1] and WX-SR204DN 4-channel Dante ® Digital Wireless Microphone Receivers: Building on Panasonic’s digital wireless microphone ecosystem, two Dante-enabled additions are added to its wireless microphone receiver line up. The WX-SR202DN 2-channel Dante digital wireless microphone receiver supports two wireless microphone channels and the WX-SR204DN 4-channel Dante digital wireless microphone receiver supports up to four wireless microphone channels. Both solutions feature Dante primary and secondary outputs, support AES67 mode over Dante, connections for up to eight external adjustable-range antennas (WX-SA250) and an Ethernet network connection for wired integration with third party control systems. WX-SE200DN Dante ® Expansion Receiver: The new WX-SE200DN Dante® Expansion Receiver allows for up to four additional wireless microphone channels to an existing Panasonic WX-SR204DN Dante-enabled 4-channel system without the need to add another antenna in the room. WX-ST700 DECT Wireless Boundary Microphone: This new addition to the portfolio expands the range of applications to corporate meeting spaces such as boardrooms, conference rooms or even smaller huddle spaces. The WX-ST700 has two modes of operation that are selectable on the device – Always ON or Push-to-Talk, a 4-level LED indicator for volume and a 3.5mm audio input for transmission of external sound sources over Panasonic’s wireless microphone system. WX-ST600 DECT Wireless Desktop transmitter and WM-KG645 Gooseneck Microphone: As speaker locations can fluctuate based on the type of meeting, flexibility to place a microphone and base anywhere in the room is key. The new WX-ST600 wireless transmitter has a XLR3M connection designed for Panasonic’s new WM-KG645 18-inch gooseneck microphone. The base also has two modes of operation selectable on the device – Always ON or Push-to-Talk. The 18-inch gooseneck microphone securely inserts into the WX-ST600 thanks to the XLR3M Cannon connection and is optimized for speech with a cardioid condenser microphone that eliminates background noise. The Dante Digital Wireless Microphone Receivers will be available July 2022. The Boundary and Gooseneck Microphone portfolios will be available October 2022. 'PressIT360' 360 Degree Camera Speakerphone (TY-CSP1): As hybrid work and learning continues to grow, audio and visual technology must work together to ensure no matter where a user is, they can clearly see, hear and engage during a lesson or meeting. PressIT360 combines four integrated 360-degree cameras with a microphone and speaker and enables users of any technological background to engage with those in the room and joining remotely. While offices and classrooms can have challenging architectures and layouts, voice is recognized in a radius of more than 16 feet, meaning a presenter can move around the room while speaking. Its slim design also makes it easy to move around a classroom or conference space. PressIT360 captures the session with five different views that can be transmitted back to a PC using a single USB cable for quick plug-and-play set up. Shipments are scheduled to begin August 2022. EQ2U Series 4K LCD Professional Displays: Windows and natural lighting can often inhibit the ability to see clear visuals.The EQ2U Series 4K LCD Professional Displays’ 4K resolution with brightness of 500 cd/m2 ensures clear, crisp high-quality visibility due to an anti-glare panel to suppress bright light. This can make the difference between a visually appealing, impactful presentation versus a dimly lit, unreadable presentation. These displays integrate into a range of environments to meet an organization’s needs for in-room presentations and come equipped with three HDMI input terminals and a built-in USB pass through function to provide multiple options for display content. Functionality can be expanded through support of the Intel® SDM specification. There is also a built-in whiteboard function to annotate the display screen and zoom in/out using a mouse. The ability to position the display in portrait or landscape mode, with up to a 20-degree tilt angle and 18 hours continuous operation makes the EQ2U Series displays perfect for digital signage applications. The EQ2U Series offers six (6) screen sizes, in choices from 86/75/65/55/50/43-inches and shipments are scheduled to begin June 2022. PT-FRQ60 1-Chip DLP® 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projector: Meeting the rising demand for ultra-fine detailed resolution, Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its proven 1-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE laser projection technology to create the 6,000lm PT-FRQ60U projector, producing extraordinarily detailed 4K images that retain natural sharpness and clarity. The PT-FRQ60 delivers smooth and richly detailed 4K images ideal for education, corporate, art and museum exhibitions, while also supporting high-speed frame rates with minimal latency – widening the scope for applications such as simulation and esports. The projector creates an impressive sense of realism with the finest details and textures resulting in smooth, grid-less images. The PT-FRQ60 includes two HDMI inputs supporting CEC commands from compatible devices; an easy-to-integrate DIGITAL LINK connection for 4K video and control-signal transmission over long distances. Pre-activated Geometry Manager Pro upgrade kits enable sophisticated masking functions and automatic, simultaneous multi-screen calibration, streamlining the most complex edge-blending and projection-mapping installations. The projector will be available in black (PT-FRQ60BU7) or white (PT-FRQ60WU7) cabinets starting in July 2022. Also on display at InfoComm will be Panasonic’s recently announced Lecture Capture and Auto Tracking Solution for recording and sharing lessons, meetings and presentations where cameras, advanced auto-tracking software and servers work together to create an easy-to-use content and video management platform. With a trend for more frequent and smaller meetings rooms and collaboration spaces, show attendees can also see the PT-VMZ71 Series Portable LCD Laser Projector that meets the emerging needs of education, business and other environments. Offering both WUXGA and WXGA resolution models ranging from 5200-7000lm, the PT-VMZ71 Series is ideal for well-lit classrooms and hybrid learning environments, as well as workspaces and meetings rooms needing interactive, simple and easy collaboration. For more information about Panasonic’s professional imaging, visual systems and professional audio portfolio, visit [1] Dante is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty., Ltd. About Panasonic Connect North America Established on April 1, 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group’s switch to an operating company system, Panasonic Connect North America is a B2B company offering device hardware, software and professional services to provide value to customers across the public sector, federal government, education, immersive entertainment, food services and manufacturing industries. With the mission to “Change Work, Advance Society, Connect to Tomorrow,” Panasonic Connect North America works closely with its community of partners, innovators and integrators to provide the right technologies to address customers’ ever-evolving needs in today’s connected enterprise. Connect with Panasonic Professional Imaging & Visual Systems: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram Contact Details Racepoint Global Lauren Klug +1 415-694-6714

June 02, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Road Scholar Looks Toward a New Horizon: Unveiling Exclusive Voyages Aboard World’s Largest Sailing Ship

Road Scholar

Today Road Scholar, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel for older adults, unveils eight new programs aboard Tradewind Voyages’ SV Golden Horizon, the largest square-rigged sailing vessel in the world. Golden Horizon was designed as a near-replica of the 1913-built ship, France II, but undertook its maiden voyage just last year. The luxury vessel features three pools, five bars, a library, spa, gym, formal dining room, restaurant and more. All 140 cabins have ocean views, and internet and wine with dinner are included for every guest. “Road Scholars who join us aboard Golden Horizon in 2023 will be learning in luxury,” said Road Scholar’s Chief Program Officer, Maeve Hartney. “The heritage ship offers a special charm and sense of nostalgia with all the modern boutique-style amenities.” Road Scholar’s eight new programs include a voyage across the Mediterranean from Greece to Sicily, Malta, Sardinia and Spain. All eight programs for 2023 are full charters— meaning participants who enroll in these exclusive voyages will have the ship all to themselves. The charter programs also include airfare from many major cities. Not-for-profit Road Scholar’s educational mission is reflected in these new programs. Onboard experts will lead studies in art, history, culture and more on small-group field trips in historic ports from Greece to Croatia. The programs are the newest in Road Scholar’s collection of Adventures Afloat onboard floating classrooms around the world. Road Scholar has been offering shipboard learning adventures since 1998, including expedition, small-ship, riverboat and ocean voyages. Road Scholar recommends this program for active adventurers. As it’s modeled after a historic sailing ship, the SV Golden Horizon does not have an elevator on board, and field trips on land will require walking 3-5 miles per day over city streets and cobblestone paths. Road Scholar currently requires all participants and Group Leaders to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the ship will undergo expanded health and safety measures. “ Golden Horizon was designed with sustainability in mind,” says Alan McGrory, Tradewind Voyages’ CEO. “Because the ship is a sailing vessel, the captain takes advantage of local winds and currents as much as possible, so the engines— though eco-friendly— are rarely used. This means a quieter ride and a more environmentally conscious way to explore the globe.” Passengers can also expect fresh, simply prepared meals, according to Tradewind Voyages’ “eat well, be well” philosophy, with lots of options for vegans or vegetarians. Road Scholar’s inaugural charter aboard Golden Horizon launches in May 2023. See the programs and learn more at Contact Details Road Scholar Kelsey Knoedler Perri +1 617-521-5301 Company Website

June 01, 2022 10:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Announces 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Lens, a Wide-Angle Zoom with Uncompromising Optical Performance in a Compact Body


SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, the latest high-performance zoom lens in the SIGMA Contemporary line, and a perfect companion to the current 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | C. The new 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is designed to achieve optimal balance for a wide-angle zoom lens. An expressive ultra-wide angle of view, incredibly sharp optics, bright constant aperture, and robust yet lightweight construction all come together in one easy-to-use package. Available for Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems, this full-frame, mirrorless zoom lens is equally suitable for both still photography and video use. With inner zoom and focusing mechanisms, a high-speed stepping motor, and a convenient front filter thread, this lens offers premium imagery and video quality in a compact, balanced body, ideal for use on a gimbal. Paired with the similarly compact 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens (sold separately), users have the flexibility to handle a wide variety of compositions, all at F2.8 brightness, and all with outstanding clarity, contrast, and focusing performance. The SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens will be available in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $899 in late June 2022. Learn more about the SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary: Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras C | Contemporary SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Effortless freedom. A high performance compact ultra-wide zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture. Uncompromising optical performance within a compact body Convenient form-factor allowing more freedom and usability Exceptional build quality with intuitive ergonomics Supplied accessories: Petal-type lens hood (LH756-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCRII) Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount * The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change. * This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG. #SIGMA #SIGMA1628mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADGDN The full-frame SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines exceptional optical quality, a bright F2.8 constant aperture and a robust and lightweight body, opening up new possibilities for L-Mount and Sony E-mount shooters who need professional results in a compact package. With its excellent field curvature correction, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is able to achieve exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, which is essential for most wide-angle applications. It boasts five FLD elements and four aspherical lens elements to ensure optimal image quality with minimal aberrations. The lens has an inner zoom mechanism that keeps overall length consistent throughout the entire zoom range, helping it feel balanced in the hand. The inner zoom also means the lens' center of gravity stays fairly constant, so it's perfect for gimbal use. A front filter thread allows filters to be attached more easily. The lens boasts an exceptionally compact form-factor, weighing in at just 450g and measuring just 100.6mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It's especially appealing for landscape, wedding and travel photographers who need to carry their kit for long periods. *size and weight measurements given for L-Mount version Lightweight, versatile and extremely capable, SIGMA's 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers photographers effortless freedom at the ultra-wide end. [Key Features] 1. Uncompromising optical performance within a compact body Optimized with the latest optical design technology, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is a high-performance optic that delivers exceptional image quality despite its compact size. The two large-diameter aspherical lens elements and five ideally arranged FLD glass elements (whose characteristics mirror that of fluorite) keep the lens light and compact while effectively suppressing the lateral and vertical chromatic aberrations that often diminish the image quality of other ultra-wide lens designs. The lens also utilizes the advanced digital correction capabilities of modern cameras to enable it to achieve such impressive image quality from such a small body. An F2.8 constant aperture gives a shallow depth-of-field for blurry out-of-focus areas, which is especially useful when shooting close-ups. The bokeh is smooth and circular thanks to the nine rounded diaphragm blades, which means the background never distracts from the in-focus subject. SIGMA has also taken extensive measures to counter ghosting and lens flare, which are caused by reflections inside the lens barrel. The Super Multi-Layer Coating ensures that the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary delivers punchy, high contrast results even in the most difficult of backlit conditions. 2. Convenient form-factor allowing more freedom and usability The new 16-28mm has a front filter thread built in, which allows neutral density and polarizing filters to be attached more easily. This is especially useful for landscape photographers and film-makers. By using a stepping motor to control the AF actuator, the autofocus of the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is both fast and silent, making it ideal for shooting photography and video in quiet environments. The inner zoom mechanism allows the lens to maintain the same length throughout the entire zoom range and with almost no shift to its balance point. The resulting stability will be appreciated by anyone looking to use the lens with a gimbal, or for hand-held or vlog-style video shoots. The inner zoom mechanism also greatly contributes to the lens' favorable physical dimensions: at a length of 100.6mm, a diameter of 77.2mm and a weight of only 450g*, its compactness rivals wide-angle zooms with slower maximum F4 apertures. *size and weight measurements given for L-Mount version Paired with the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, photographers are able to cover ultra-wide to medium telephoto focal lengths with only two lenses. Their combined weight of only 920g makes for an extremely versatile, compact lens system with uniform F2.8 brightness. 3. Exceptional build quality with intuitive ergonomics The lens is constructed using specially selected lightweight materials including Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), a polycarbonate with a thermal contraction rate similar to that of aluminum. This enables the lens to function at peak performance even in environments with harsh temperature differences, as the metal and plastic parts contract and expand at similar rates. The precision of each individual component and the simple beauty of the finished product are made possible thanks to the craftsmanship and expertise of SIGMA's staff, the company's unparalleled manufacturing technology and the rigorous quality control at SIGMA's only production base in Aizu, Japan. Compact and lightweight, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens is a sophisticated but versatile photographic tool that offers photographers and film-makers the perfect blend of portability and performance. [Additional Features] Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups, with 5 FLD and 4 aspherical lens elements Inner zoom Inner focus system Compatible with high-speed autofocus Stepping Motor Compatible with front filter (72mm) Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO). Support for DMF and AF+MF Super Multi-Layer Coating Focus Mode switch Petal-type lens hood (LH756-01) Mount with dust and splash-resistant structure Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only) Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately; L-Mount only) Designed to minimize flare and ghosting 9-blade rounded diaphragm High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount "Made in Japan" craftsmanship Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here: [Key Specifications] The figures below are for L-Mount Lens Construction: 11 groups, 16 elements (5 FLD, 4 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 107.0° - 75.4° Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F22 Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.6 Filter size: 72mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 77.2 x 100.6mm / 3.0 x 4.0 in. Weight: 450g / 15.9 oz. [Product Barcode] L-Mount: 00-85126-20665-9 Sony E-mount: 00-85126-20669-7 [Accessories: Supplied] Product Name / Barcode FRONT CAP LCF-72 III: 00-85126-92963-3 PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH756-01: 00-85126-93990-8 REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 00-85126-93725-6 REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 00-85126-92987-9 [Accessories: Optional] Product Name / Barcode SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 00-85126-87869-6 SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 72mm: 00-85126-93181-0 SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 72mm: 00-85126-93095-0 SIGMA PROTECTOR 72mm: 00-85126-93108-7 SIGMA WR UV FILTER 72mm: 00-85126-93069-1 SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 72mm: 00-85126-93082-0 [Contact] For further information, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed here: [Information] SIGMA Corporation: Product information: About SIGMA Corporation Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, SIGMA has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan. In 2012, the company introduced SIGMA Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sports. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and SIGMA, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, the SIGMA Cine lens lineup was launched, further cementing SIGMA as an innovator in imaging engineering. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the SIGMA benchmark of excellence, SIGMA Cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production. Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, SIGMA continues its storied tradition of imaging excellence through groundbreaking innovations such as the native L-mount SIGMA fp and fp L full-frame mirrorless digital cameras, announced in July 2019 and March 2021 respectively. These products, along with over 30 award-winning SIGMA Global Vision lenses available in native L-Mount format, demonstrate SIGMA's continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With the fp, fp L and these lenses, even more users can now leverage SIGMA's renowned optical formula to achieve their creative vision with ease. ### For information about SIGMA America, please visit and SIGMA Blog for helpful information about our products. Follow SIGMA America on social media! SIGMA Photo: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram SIGMA Cine: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Contact Details SIGMA Corporation of America Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 Company Website

June 01, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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“It’s Worth the Wait” - Justin Bieber shows his commitment to his Tim Hortons collab and perfecting his Biebs Brew in new 60-second commercial

Tim Hortons

The new 60-second commercial for Justin Bieber’s next Tim Hortons collab has dropped, with Justin reconnecting with his Tims partner Pam and showing his devotion to co-developing the perfect Biebs Brew. Justin is the last one in the Tims office and pulling an all-nighter so he can be the first to try Biebs Brew, which is made with 100 per cent premium Arabica beans and is slowly steeped for 16 hours to enhance the bold and smooth flavor. The first part of the Tims x Justin Bieber collab was focused on Justin putting his own spin on his favorite treats at Tim Hortons: bite-sized Timbits donuts. For the second collab, Justin and Tims decided to develop a new twist on what the iconic brand is best known for: brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In product brainstorms with the Tims team, Justin shared that he prefers his coffee on ice, which led to working on a new flavor of Tim Hortons Cold Brew. Also inspired by a slight sweet tooth and his love for hints of delicious vanilla flavoring in his coffee, Justin and our beverage innovation team developed a creamy French Vanilla flavor to go with our Cold Brew. Biebs Brew is the perfect blend of those two beloved Tims flavors. "We couldn't stop at Timbiebs, we needed a Biebs Brew too. And we are bringing both to Tims next month,” said Justin. "Doing a Tim Hortons collab had always been a dream of mine. I grew up on Tim Hortons and it's always been something close to my heart." All three Timbiebs flavors – Chocolate White Fudge, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake Waffle flavours – will return to Tims restaurants in Canada and the United States along with Biebs Brew on June 6. Guests in the US can get a $5 Biebs Bundle*: a large Biebs Brew and a 10-pack of Timbiebs for $5 when ordered through the Tims app. In the US, Tims restaurants will also be bringing back limited quantities of Timbiebs merchandise for guests, including the beanie, fanny pack, and tote bag that were developed in collaboration with Justin. When guests buy any Tims x Justin Bieber merch they get 50% off a second item**. “Timbiebs was a huge success – truly beyond all of our expectations – and what made it so great was the authenticity of the partnership,” said Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer for Tim Hortons. “Even before the Timbiebs collaboration, Justin had often shared with fans how he’d grown up with Tim Hortons and was obsessed with the brand. His commitment to working with us to develop a natural and authentic twist on the Tims experience is what made Timbiebs a hit and we know guests are going to love Biebs Brew and his take on Tims Cold Brew.” * No substitutions. Valid on bundle only, if items are added à la carte, promotional price will not apply. Ends 7/5/22. Add'l terms apply: ** Buy 1 item at reg. price, get 1 for 50% off, while supplies last. No substitutions. Tax extra. Cannot be combined w/ any other offer, including food & beverage offers. Not valid on digital orders. “Justin Bieber” and “Biebs” are trademarks of Bieber Time Holdings, LLC. TM & © Tim Hortons, 2022. “Worth the Wait” was developed by creative agency GUT Toronto and The French Shop. CREDIT LIST Tim Hortons Axel Schwan - Regional President Hope Bagozzi - Chief Marketing Officer Solange Bernard - Sr. Director, Marketing Communications Dibba Iran-Parasti - Director, Marketing Communications Anthony Campos - Sr. Manager, Media Michael Oliveira - Director, Communications Meghan Giffin - Manager, Communications Ashley Hum - Sr. Analyst, Marketing Communications Jay Pritchett - Director, US Marketing Rebecca Eidelstein - Director, US Marketing Communications Pamela Estupinan - Sr. Manager, US Marketing Communications Samantha Owen - Sr. Manager, US Media & CRM Elizabeth Knox - Manager, US Marketing Communications Justin Bieber SB Projects Allison Kaye - President Jules Ferree - Executive Vice President GUT Accounts Laura Cavalcanti - Account Supervisor Ryan O’Hagan - Business Director Ali Joyaa - Account Executive Gurpriya Seth - Account Coordinator Production Kelly Mark - Senior Producer Athena Kouverianos - Director of Production Vivian Poon - Producer Strategy Dino Demopoulos - CSO Gvantsa Dataushvili - Senior Strategist Emily Barnes - Director of Content Strategy Chantal Legge - Content Supervisor Will Ramos - Social Strategy Director Creative Brynna Aylward - Executive Creative Director, Creative Lead Matthew Kenney - Creative Director Frederick Nduna - Creative Director Sophia Kossoski - Senior Art Director Laura De Santis - Senior Copywriter Daniel Zhang - Art Director Chris Vena - Copywriter Monica Herrera - Designer Alex Allen - Associate Creative Director Andy Tamayo - Associate Creative Director Beth Barnes - Creative Resource Manager Junia Parodi - Creative Manager TFS Client Service Thomas Dayon - Account Director Gabrielle Papineau - Account Manager Sabrina Desjardins - Account Manager Creative Team Joëlle Fournier - Managing Director, Adaptation Valérie Forget - Adaptation Director Brigitte Hébert-Carle - Adaptation Copywriter Production Julie Lorazo - Producer MTL Vendors La Majueure - Sound Recording and Mixing Denise Charest - Casting Media Monks Christina Ho - Team Lead Daisuke Kazuya - Senior Account Manager Lajor Cole-Etti - Senior Account Manager Gustavo Manrique - Project Lead Luke Rocks - Account Manager Tiffany Ko - Account Manager Sonio Kulkarni - Associate Account Manager Horizon Sheri Rogers - SVP, Business Solutions David Mear - Director, Business Solutions Tim Harris - Associate Director, Business Solutions Cobi Zhang - Director, Media Investment & Activation Tanya Cross - Associate Director, Media Investment & Activation ALISON BROD MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Adrianna Lauricella - Vice President Erika Berg Henty - Account Supervisor Tatum Treffeisen - Senior Account Executive Kate Beeks - Account Coordinator Craft Lisa Pasquin - President Ali Azzopardi - Vice President Brontë Wright - Account Manager Duncan Peng - Account Manager Kayla Mclean - Account Executive Robert Van Horne - Account Executive Emily Callahan - Account Coordinator Daisy Kling - Account Coordinator Red Apple Creative Nik Postinger - Audio Producer Luke McPeake - Engineer Holly Williams - Interim Client Success Executive Boy in the Castle Production Crew Colin Tilley - Director Jamee Ranta - EP/Producer Cora Johnson - Head of Production Clark Jackson - Line Producer Elias Talbot - Director of Photography David Cho - Production Supervisor Kevin Chang - Production Coordinator Nike Phillipides - 1st AD Mitchell Dillon - 2nd AD Kyle Schifflett - 2nd 2nd AD Colleen Smith - Improv Coach Camera Department Quaid Baca - 2nd Unit DoP Travis Montgomery - CAM OP Trevor Taylor - 1st AC - A cam Sharla Cipicchio - 1st AC - B cam Bryce Platz - 1st AC - C cam Seth Craven - 2nd AC - A cam Andy Kennedy - 2nd AC - B cam Sam Petroc - DIT Electric Department Brian “Red” Hickman - Gaffer Adam Flores - BB Electric Matt Hall - Electric Michael Koepke - Electric Alfredo Rodriguez - Electric Tomas Magana - Driver Grip Department Adama Shambour - Key Grip Jay Lopez - BB Grip Richie Warren - Grip Marissa Castrejon - Grip Randy Crisco - Grip Issac Cedano - Grip Art Department Brandon Mendez - Production Designer Duane Russell - Construction Coordinator Crystal Griego - Art Coordinator Dean Styers - Art Director Robb Duncan - Prop Master Benjamin Minty - Art Lead Richard Roraback - Set Dresser James Enrich - Set Dresser Armando Nunez - Set Dresser Joshua Ponce - Set Dresser Alfonso Ariana - Art Driver Jevon Dismuke - Art PA Priscilla Medina - Art PA Tim Madison - FX Operator VTR and Audio Rul Yacob - Boom Operator Ignacio C. Martinez - VTR Ignacio Martinez - Mixer Talent Eileen O’Connell - English Team Member Thomas Derasp-Verge - French Team Member Pierce Mayer - Stand-in Mike Fishbein - Talent Solutions Rep Grayson Music Ryan Kondrat - Director Chris Masson – Engineer Brian Bernard - Engineer Kelly McCluskey - Executive Producer Rich Hamilton - Music Supervisor Rooster Paul Proulx - Editor Jordan Giles - Editor Mariam Fahmy - French Editor Melissa Kahn - Executive Producer Soch Nwakaeze - Assistant Editor Austin Blackmore - Assistant Editor The Vanity Andrew Exworth - Colourist Jordan Benegbi - Colour Assistant Brock Cruess - Colour Assistant Michael Medeiros - Lead VFX Artist Adam Silcox-Vanwyk - Lead VFX Artist Sean Cochrane - VFX Artist Naveen Srivastava - VFX Artist Scott Olthoff - VFX Artist Noah Matikainen - VFX Artist Kalem Cahill - VFX Artist Andrew Farlow - VFX Artist Asher DiGiuseppe - VFX Artist Nicole Labbe - Producer Stephanie Pennington - Executive Producer 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 Contact Details Alison Brod Marketing + Communications Adrianna Lauricella +1 212-230-1800 Company Website

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* 48 of the world’s best professional players line-up at Dreamland for MLP 2022 Austin fromJune 3rd-5th, kicking-off the three-event competition for this season’s Pritchard Cup, televised by CBS Sports * New MLP Team Owners unveiled joining Gary Vaynerchuk, Brené Brown, Marc Lasry, and James Blake * Additional MLP events announced in 2022 for Newport Beach, California, and Columbus, Ohio Austin, TX (May 31, 2022) – Major League Pickleball (MLP), the elite pickleball league showcasing the world’s best professional pickleball players in a unique mixed-gender team format, today announced its full line-up of teams, owners, events, and sponsors, as it prepares to kickstart its second season at MLP 2022 Austin from June 3rd-5th. In addition to Austin, additional MLP 2022 signature events will take place in Newport Beach, CA, from August 5th-7th, and Columbus, OH, from October 14th-16th. The winning team at each event will receive the highest prize money in professional pickleball: $100,000 ($25,000 per winning player). CBS Sports will exclusively televise the Austin final on June 5th, helping MLP serve as a platform to attract new pickleball fans and players to America's fastest growing sport. Each MLP 2022 signature event will take place over three days with all 12 MLP teams competing to win The Pritchard Cup, first awarded to Team BLQK at MLP’s inaugural event at Dreamland in November 2021. Last Saturday's draft at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, NY populated the 12 teams with 48 of the world’s best professional players on four-person teams. This unique draft format enabled Team Owners to pick gender equitable teams of two men and two women players. There are three pools of four teams. After pool play, the top six teams will move on to a single elimination bracket. The quarterfinals and the semifinals will be livestreamed on MLP digital channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The 12 teams will compete this year under an exciting roster of new owners including David Kass & Doug Ulman (The Bus), Molly Joseph & Travis Rettenmaier (Florida Smash ), and Zubin Mehta (Mad Drops Pickleball Club ) who join Gary Vaynerchuk’s team ( The 5s). David Kass will also host MLP 2022 Columbus in a new indoor pickleball venue later this year. “I could not be more excited to announce Newport Beach and Columbus as our next two signature events in addition to MLP 2022 Austin. And it’s my honor to welcome our new team owners to our iconic Major League Pickleball team owner group,” said Steve Kuhn, Creator and Founder of Major League Pickleball. "Adding to Austin, Newport Beach and Columbus, we now also have Pickleball Night in America, our regular Tuesday night pro pickleball series, which is moving around the country, taking pro pickleball into great locations across the USA and giving pickleball fans over 60 events a year of pickleball action to tune into. That’s hundreds of hours of opportunities to showcase the sport we all love as well as the amazing pro players.” New Sponsors for MLP 2022 include: Franklin balls, Skechers footwear, Ora Organic nutrition products, Knockaround sunglasses, and ProXR paddles. 2022 MLP TEAMS AND PLAYERS: ATX Pickeballers ● Jade Kawamoto ● Sara Ansboury ● Dylan Frazier ● Altaf Merchant BLQK (Defending Champions) ● Irina Tereschenko ● Parris Todd ● Zane Navratil ● Rafa Hewett Chimeras ● Andrea Koop ● Megan Fudge ● Rob Cassidy ● Daniel DeLaRosa CLEAN ● Michelle Esquivel ● Regina Franco ● Dekel Bar ● Joey Farias Florida Smash ● Maggie Remynse ● Lee Whitwell ● JW Johnson ● Travis Rettenmaier Hard Eights ● Jorja Johnson ● Susannah Barr ● Andrei Daescu ● John Cincola Jackrabbits ● Jackie Kawamoto ● Mary Brascia ● AJ Koller ● Wes Gabrielsen Lions ● Bobbi Oshiro ● Corrine Carr ● Thomas Wilson ● Chuck Taylor Mad Drops Pickleball Club ● Vivienne David ● Olivia McMillan ● Adam Stone ● Julian Arnold Ranchers ● Anna Bright ● Maggie Brascia ● DJ Young ● Austin Gridley The 5s ● Simone Jardim ● Lina Padegimaite ● Rob Nunnery ● Erik Lange The Bus ● Lauren Stratman ● Milan Rane ● Kyle Yates ● Eden Lica #### About Major League Pickleball Major League Pickleball (MLP) is the elite professional pickleball competition that sees teams of two women, two men, compete in a unique format that has set new standards in the fastest growing sport in America. MLP’s first-ever event, which took place in November, 2022, raised the bar for pro pickleball, introducing broadcast and event production innovations that saw MLP awarded the title “Event of the Year” by The Dink. In addition to MLP’s goal to create engaging new platforms to showcase the best professional female and male pickleball players worldwide, MLP is also focused on helping build the grassroots of the sport, attracting both new participants and fans to pickleball in the USA and worldwide. For more information on Major League Pickleball, go to and follow Major League Pickleball on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube. Contact Details Red Knot Mauricio Villarreal +1 919-808-8848 Red Knot Larry Fink +1 702-249-8586 Company Website

May 31, 2022 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Cannabis Testing to Help Growers Manage, Prevent Microbial Outbreaks

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Local cannabis testing laboratory MCR Labs has released a new testing suite designed to diagnose microbial issues and determine the best path forward for successful remediative measures. This new service can prevent future outbreaks by allowing cultivators to monitor their grow environment closely for any potential contamination sources, avoiding a full-on outbreak altogether. “It’s really a game changer for growers, as microbial outbreaks are not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’ issue,” said Jonathan Wani, MCR’s director of Business Development. “The biggest value for them is identifying the specific species behind the outbreak. Once you know what species you’re working with, you can develop a targeted remediation plan that’s going to be much more effective than a generic remediative method.” Environmental Monitoring is the latest addition to MCR’s arsenal of plant health services, following the release of Speciation and Plant Nutrition. These tools are meant to provide cultivators with actionable data on their grow to aid in the production of happy, healthy plants. “What we don’t want to do is just fail producers on these mandatory microbiological screens and leave them hanging,” said Michael Kahn, CEO & Founder of MCR Labs. “We’re here to assist cultivating a healthy plant, and therefore a safe product for the consumer.” MCR Labs is licensed as an independent testing laboratory in both the Medical and Adult Use Marijuana programs, which are overseen by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). The lab also offers their services to home growers, patients, researchers, or curious consumers. About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with facilities operating in several legal cannabis markets. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit Contact Details MCR Labs Alexandra Gomes +1 508-782-9772 Company Website

May 31, 2022 12:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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