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Celebrate National Candy Month in June


Kick off summer with National Candy Month in June! This month-long celebration occurs each June to celebrate Americans’ favorite confectionery treats, their contributions to emotional well-being and the good times they bring to summer occasions. Recently, Lauren Boland and Carly Schildhaus from the National Confectioners Association participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss Americans’ favorite candies and the connection between candy and emotional well-being. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Confectionery enjoys a special place in American life all year round, but as Americans embark on road trips, beach vacations and other summer adventures, chocolate and candy will play an even more important role in their celebrations. In fact, 71% of Americans say their summer holiday celebrations will involve these fun treats, according to a National Confectioners Association survey. Some more findings from the survey: 83% of people headed on a road trip this summer will enjoy chocolate and candy. 63% of beachgoers in the U.S. will bring candy with them. 76% of Americans who plan to go camping will bring candy. The survey also reveals that when in the mood for something sweet, Americans prefer chocolate, gummy candy and taffy for summer adventures, with watermelon, cherry and strawberry as their favorite summer candy flavors. As National Candy Month begins, the confectionery industry continues to provide chocolate and candy treats in a variety of sizes, types and formats for all types of consumers to enjoy, whether they’re having a piece of chocolate, sharing something sweet with a friend or celebrating a special moment or occasion. Regardless of how they consume their favorite treats, the average American enjoys chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging 40 calories per day and just one teaspoon of added sugar per day. For more information on National Candy Month, visit About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates more than $37 billion in retail sales each year. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, the industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and work to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Learn more at or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

June 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Prepare Today with ReadyWise for the 2022 Hurricane Season

ReadyWise, Inc.

With the 2022 hurricane season underway, ReadyWise, the leader in Emergency Food Supplies, is here to help families prepare ahead of time. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, we will see another unusually active hurricane season in 2022 with an estimated six major hurricanes. As we have seen from history, storms can be detrimental to communities. When government resources are strained, it can be days-if, not weeks-before fresh food is available. If you are in a hurricane-prone region, know the risks in your area and secure backup food, water, power, and a bug-out bag. ReadyWise is here to alleviate some stress with their Hurricane Essentials Sale. "I recommend putting together a hurricane basics kit with food, water, a light source, a phone charger, and a first aid kit," says John Dawson, Meteorologist at Fox 26 Houston. "ReadyWise partners with organizations like the American Red Cross and has created hurricane-specific products geared towards emergency preparedness with a long shelf life." If you want to learn more about what products are best suited for hurricane preparedness, follow John Dawson on Fox 26 to check out reviews on hurricane-tested gear. ReadyWise has created a collection page of hurricane essentials with meal solutions and bug-out bags. They offer limited-time deals while supplies last, like their buy three, get one FREE deal on their 2022 Limited Edition Hurricane Kit Family Bundle. Each kit includes three days' worth of food and drink with 12 servings of lunch/dinner, 8 servings of breakfast entrees, and 12 servings of milk with up to a 25-year shelf life. They have also created ready-to-go bug-out bags with their buy three, get one FREE Survival Backpack Bundle. These are perfect for any evacuation scenario and include 32 total servings of food, 5 water pouches, first aid and hygiene kit, and additional supplies like a portable stove, flashlight, waterproof matches, a mylar blanket, and more. Over the last couple of years, we have seen the tole that panic buying takes on communities, so don’t wait until a warning is issued and the stores are empty and closed. There are great ways to stay up to date, like listening to local weather alerts and using the NOAA Hurricane Tracker tool. This tracker shows active storms in real-time in the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific regions, monitored via satellites. They also offer informational tips to prepare for a hurricane, including creating a family emergency plan, having an evacuation plan, and steps to strengthen your home. "Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena," states the NOAA. "By knowing what actions to take before the hurricane season begins, when a hurricane approaches, and when the storm is in your area and what to do after a hurricane leaves your area, you can increase your chance of survival." has created an online disaster supply checklist that you can download to ensure you have all the essentials covered. This includes important documents secured, pet care items, a list of phone numbers, first aid items, and special items like those for infants and family members with disabilities. For food, they recommend non-perishable packaged foods much like ReadyWise's freeze-dried ready-to-eat meals where you just add water. ReadyWise is the only disaster-proof food company that allows you to rehydrate your meal even without power if you have water, hot or cold. They also have disaster-proof packaging featured in their Emergency Grab Bag Bundle. This buy three, get one FREE deal is a two-day meal solution. Each bag contains 60 servings of food in a 10L dry bag. You can reuse this waterproof bag to store items like documents and electronics in case of flooding. To shop and learn more about ReadyWise products, go to Follow John Dawson from Fox 26 Houston on social media for up-to-date hurricane news and gear reviews. About ReadyWise Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, ReadyWise is a provider of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods for emergency preparedness, everyday consumption, outdoor activities. The Company was founded in 2008 and has over 175 employees. More information on ReadyWise can be found on the firm’s website Contact Details ReadyWise, Inc Tim Lawlor +1 801-383-1356

June 10, 2022 05:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Parents Can Help Kids Financially Prepare For Post-Graduation

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June 10, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Gala Bingo Pays Tribute to UK Gaming Shows

Intelligiants Ltd

Tipping Point was created exclusively by ITV for the UK audience and has been airing for 10 years, 2 weeks from now. The first episode was launched on 2 July 2012 and still has a big following, a decade later. The show still makes headlines and just last week, a contender from Oldsbury managed to win the highest jackpot of £10,000 – Congratulations Tina and congratulations Tipping Point! UK online bingo site Gala Bingo, has had a long-term relationship with ITV, stretching back to 2013, where they partnered up for an online slot version of TV show Coronation Street. Over the years, the collaboration has also rendered in playable versions of classic game shows like The Chase, and In For a Penny. David Winter, Marketing Manager at Gala Bingo says that “the bingo community has a close bond to long-time runners like Coronation Street, and are naturally very fond of game shows, such as The Chase, In For a Penny and Tipping Point. These are frequently hot topics in our chat rooms so we have chosen to post a handful of blog posts over the last few months that include anything from stats, viewers habits, quizzes, and fun facts that might be out of interest for the British TV audience.” In their latest post, Gala Bingo has compiled a chronological list of memorable game shows, and where you can stream some truly classic moments that have lived with the viewers throughout the decades. The post invites readers to a trip down memory lane by looking at 6 decades of game shows in the UK. Here is a selection of golden classics available on Netflix and Prime Video: Game and competition shows available on Netflix in the UK. · Wheel of Fortune (1983) · Ready Steady Cook (1994) · Men on a Mission (2015) · Naked Attraction (2016) Game and competition shows available on Prime Video in the UK: · The Challenge (1998) · Fear Factor (2002) · The Block (2003) · 8 out of 10 Cats (2005) · Would I Lie to You? (2005) · Wipeout (2008) · 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow (2010) · Million Dollar Money Drop (2010) For the complete list and closer look at 10 of the biggest shows between 1960-2020, please see the blog post here. Contact Details Intelligiants Ltd Freddie Kvarnebrink +44 7889 314155

June 10, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tips to Get Your Pool Ready and Safe for Summer


When summer starts to heat up, there's nothing better than heading to the pool with your family and friends to cool off. However, as pool season commences- it’s crucial to keep water safety top of mind. Recently, retired four-time Olympic medalist, Cullen Jones, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about the importance of swimming safety and share general swimming safety tips and tricks. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: With temperatures rising across the country, now is the time to discuss pool safety and readiness, ensuring your pool and yard are prepared for the summer months ahead – so you can spend your summer ENJOYING your pool instead of worrying about MAINTAING it. Leslie’s has teamed up with the Aquatic Safety Research Group to share important tips on how to keep kids safe while they learn to swim. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends swimming lessons for all children starting at age 1, and it’s important to practice skills year-round. Here are 5 Water Safety Tips for Kids: 1. Start early and practice often. Children can begin learning to swim as early as age 1 to adjust to the water and learn safe boundaries. Learning how to swim can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children 1–4 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. It’s important to keep active throughout their formative years. 2. Be patient and reassuring. New experiences can be frightening for any child. It’s normal for little ones to cry the first time they are in the water. Don’t force them, and always make sure they aren’t hungry or tired when it's time to practice. 3. Keep learning separate from play time. Have designated times for swim practice apart from regular pool recreation. Make it fun and reinforce new skills during water play, keeping practice to 15–20 minutes to better engage kids. 4. Practice the basics. Proper breathing, kicking, and strokes are all key elements of swimming. Practice them in shallow water, at the edge of the pool, or with specially approved learn-to-swim aids. The initial focus should always be on breathing and becoming comfortable in the water. 5. The right tools can make a difference. It's important to have certified learn-to-swim equipment and swim trainers to help swimmers learn to be safe in the water and feel confident while learning to swim. But remember that swim aids are never a substitute for adult supervision and formal lessons. Leslie's is proud to support the water safety efforts by partnering with the YMCA of the USA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Leslie’s will be accepting customer donations in stores from May 5th through October 31st. Or donate online to support water safety efforts in our communities. 100% of all donation funds will be split equally to benefit efforts by the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, partner organizations that both share Leslie's passion for water safety. To learn more about swimming safety and needed tools and product to maintain and secure your pool visit About Cullen Jones Retired four-time Olympic medalist and the first African American swimmer to hold a world record. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Jones swam on the legendary world-record setting 4x100 freestyle relay team. In 2012, Jones won gold as Team USA’s anchor in the 4x100 medley relay, silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay and individual silver in the 50m freestyle. In total Cullen accounts for 13 U.S. medals (seven gold) at major international competitions. Jones married his wife, Rupi, in 2007 and she gave birth to their son, Ayvn, in 2019. Learned to swim after being rescued from a near-drowning when he was five years old... His favorite celebrity is Michael Jordan because of his positive attitude... Jones' future aspirations are to write for a men's fashion magazine... He has a dog named Charlie Instagram Olympic Experience: 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle 2012 Olympic Games silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay, silver medal in 50m freestyle, gold medal in the 4x100 medley relay Career Highlights: Two-time gold medalist in the 4x100 relay at the World Championships Silver medal at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne in the 50m freestyle Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

June 09, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Selma Blair and GUIDE BEAUTY Partner to Advance a Culture of Inclusion in Beauty

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GUIDE Beauty, a collection of makeup tools and products that has reimagined the way we apply makeup, is thrilled to announce Selma Blair as their Chief Creative Officer. Internationally acclaimed actress, author, advocate, and style and beauty icon, Blair will join GUIDE as a partner and take a leadership role in product and brand development for the multi-award-winning company. Combining forces with GUIDE’s Founder Terri Bryant, Blair will help the brand to accelerate its mission to expand inclusivity in the world of beauty through thoughtful, universally-designed products for everyone. "We are proud to welcome Selma to the family," says Bryant, Founder of GUIDE Beauty. "Her devotion to creative expression and advocacy for all people fits perfectly with GUIDE Beauty’s mission and practice of Universal Design - when we design with all people in mind, we create the best products for everyone. From the novice to somebody who has challenges with movement or strength and even the professional makeup artist on set, GUIDE’s products enhance the lives of makeup users everywhere.” In the prime of her career as a makeup artist and beauty educator, Bryant started to notice stiffness in her shoulder and a loss of dexterity in her hands. Makeup artistry that had been second nature was becoming a real struggle due to the inaccessibility of products that suited her needs. She was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Empowered by knowledge and a life-long love of makeup, she partnered with human factors designers and clean chemists to create a better and easier way and a new, more inclusive approach for the beauty industry with products designed for the broadest universe of makeup users. “As a professional makeup artist, I felt a natural ability that most of my friends, family, and clients did not share,” continues Bryant. “When that ability shifted due to the onset of Parkinson's Disease it became so clear that my needs, like so many, had not been considered in the design and development of the products I had always used, so I decided it was time to create them." “When I first held the GUIDE Wand, I immediately felt more confident than I ever had with a traditional pencil liner and found myself looking forward to doing my own makeup for the first time in a long time,” says Blair, who revealed her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2018. “Upon meeting Terri, we bonded instantly over our mutual love of makeup and its ability to transform a face and a day. I’m thrilled to join her and GUIDE to create and advocate for a more inclusive world of beauty.” GUIDE Beauty today also introduces its new makeup brush collection utilizing its patented GUIDE Ring to steady the hand and make application smooth and easy as well as its first eyeshadow palette that has been designed with Blair to showcase beautiful, easy-to-wear neutrals for everyday or a special red-carpet moment. In addition to the new launches, GUIDE’s debut collection, which launched in early 2020 and revolutionized ability-inclusivity in beauty, includes Lash Wrap Mascara and Brow Moment Brow Gel, both featuring the GUIDE Ring, and the award-winning GUIDE Eyeliner Duo. The Eyeliner Duo has become the hero SKU among customers, influencers, and media, receiving Allure ’ s Best of Beauty Breakthrough, ELLE ’ s Future of Beauty, O, The Oprah Magazine ’ s O-Ward, and Essence ’ s Best in Black Beauty, among other prestigious awards. The GUIDE Wand eyeliner applicator is celebrated for its unique, forward-thinking, ergonomically and universally-designed shape paired with the GUIDE Line pressed-cream eyeliner to make looks like tightlining, waterline application, and even winged liner a cinch. All GUIDE Beauty formulas are cruelty-free, 100% vegan, and formulated without known toxins or harsh ingredients. Blair, Bryant, and the GUIDE Beauty team are currently developing additional universally-designed makeup products to improve the lives of makeup users and are committed to advocating for inclusive and empowering beauty for all. For more information, please visit and @guidebeautycosmetics on social media platforms. About GUIDE BEAUTY GUIDE BEAUTY is a collection of makeup tools and products that has reimagined the way we apply makeup. Achieve a new level of skill and confidence with makeup that literally GUIDES your hand to better application. In the prime of her career as a makeup artist and beauty educator, GUIDE Beauty founder Terri Bryant started to notice stiffness in her shoulder and a loss of dexterity in her hands. Makeup artistry that had been second nature was becoming a real struggle due to the inaccessibility of products that suited her needs. She was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Empowered by knowledge and a life-long love of makeup, Terri partnered with human factors designers and clean chemists to create a better and easier way and a new, more inclusive approach for the industry. The result is an award-winning and patented collection of truly innovative and unique makeup tools and clean, vegan formulations that debuted in early 2020 and revolutionized ability-inclusivity in beauty. The addition of Selma Blair as Chief Creative Officer, who revealed her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018, will allow the company to accelerate its product development and mission to make beauty better and easier for all. GUIDE’s new makeup brush collection, which launched in the summer of 2022, features its patented GUIDE Ring to steady the hand and make application smooth and easy as well as its first eyeshadow palette that was designed with Blair. GUIDE Beauty offers a truly fresh approach to makeup that puts artistry into your hands and creates empowering beauty for all. Contact Details Elyse Koenig: Beauty & Wellness Consulting Brittany Marshak +1 516-906-9063 Company Website

June 09, 2022 09:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association, (C.A.R.A.) wants you to savor a mouth-watering fusion of Caribbean cuisine for prices that will make even Scrooge McDuck rejoice! The USA is home to more than 523 Caribbean restaurants. From Florida to New York to California, Deh Abroad Village & C.A.R.A. invite you to bring your appetite to the 2022 National Caribbean American Restaurant Week! Pull up a chair and open your top pants button, we won’t judge! Smoky nutmeg infused jerk chicken will grace your nose as you are courted by oxtail so tender, it’s falling off the bones! Inhale the sweet aroma of fried plantains fresh off the skillet! Feel the cool refreshing sensation of fresh coconut water washing down your throat as you slip away onto the islands with the most soothing island beats! All of this can be your experience from June 12-18, 2022, at this second staging of Restaurant week! Head over to and browse through hundreds of your favorite Caribbean restaurants in the US. After finding a restaurant in your state, you can enjoy MULTI-COURSE Chef Specials for the low price of $19.99. Yes, that’s right! Appetizers, entrees and more for just $19.99 on our Prix Fixe menus at participating restaurants. Feeling for something lighter? No problem! For just $7.00, you can access the takeout menus for our partner restaurants! Dine in, get takeout or have it delivered right to your doorstep- either way, you save BIG at your favorite local spot – or use the opportunity to explore new Caribbean restaurants near you! New York City Mayor – Eric Adams "As the Mayor of New York City which has the largest population of Caribbean American Restaurant in the US I am proud to add my voice of support to the 2nd annual Caribbean American Restaurant Week. The Covid-19 pandemic financially hurt many restaurants in NYC but by Supporting Caribbean American Restaurant Week this is a step towards helping them recover. I want to thank Deh Abroad Village and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for their hard work in organizing and producing restaurant week for the benefit of these restaurants in New York City." NYC Department of Small Business Services – Commissioner Kevin D. Kim "SBS is proud to support National Caribbean Restaurant Week through our Avenue NYC grant, as we celebrate both Immigrant and Caribbean Heritage this month," said Kevin D. Kim, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "Mayor Adams is committed to investing in our city's immigrant-owned small businesses, which make up nearly half of New York City's small businesses across the five boroughs. This event is the perfect way to showcase the diversity and amazing flavors that the Caribbean community brings to the City." NYC Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams “As a proud Caribbean-American, a first-generation New Yorker, I’m excited for Caribbean American Restaurant Week, and grateful to Deh Abroad and the Caribbean American Restaurant Association for spearheading this event,” said Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams. “The pandemic hurt so many restaurants across the city, so I’m grateful for this opportunity to support some of my favorites and potentially introduce some New Yorkers to new dishes. The diversity of cultures that the Caribbean represents — from the people to the cuisine to the traditions — is as rich as it has been influential to our city, and I look forward to celebrating Caribbean-American heritage at restaurants this week and throughout the city all month.” Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village – Dominic J. Christopher “I have seen the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on business owners, especially minority businesses in the food industry. This Restaurant Week is special for me because it gives our community the opportunity to come back stronger and spread our culture to people who will absolutely fall in love with our food! Deh Abroad Village is thrilled to be part of this initiative to help build back our businesses stronger than ever!” says Dominic Christopher, Co-Founder of Deh Abroad Village. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “The great diversity of cultures found in Queens allows our residents and visitors to enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods that come to us from around the world,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “Our borough’s Caribbean restaurants are our key contributors to this vibrant culinary scene, and National Caribbean American Restaurant Week is a great time for all of us to enjoy what these fine establishments have to offer. I encourage everyone to patronize these great restaurants during National Caribbean American Restaurant Week and throughout the year.” Congresswoman Yvette Clarke “Every year, I look forward to the world-renowned Caribbean cuisine that will be highlighted during The Caribbean American Restaurant Association’s Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not only will there be a myriad of delicious food to choose from, but this is also an opportunity to highlight small Caribbean-owned businesses and support their economic recovery from the devastating impacts of Covid-19,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09). As a Jamaican-American woman, I take great pride in my heritage and understand the illustrious legacy of how Black and Caribbean culture contributed and continues to contribute to this country’s culinary identity. Our people took scraps and the undesired, and created delicacies. We created art from ugly and cultivated nourishment from deprivation. That is why weeks like this are so important; we must not only support our Caribbean restaurants but also preserve the rich cultural legacy that is our food. Happy Caribbean American Heritage Month, and Happy Caribbean Restaurant Week. Be sure to save me a plate!” Deh Abroad Village and C.A.R.A. are partnering on this event with Sesame Flyers International, The Caribbean Depot, and with the support of the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Connect with us to learn more about Restaurant Week or to keep up with us for future promotions via: @linkcaranow and @dehabroad on Facebook and Instagram. Restaurant owners wishing to join in the festivities are encouraged to head over to to register their businesses. Offers are only redeemable for diners at registered restaurants. Conditions apply! Deh Abroad Deh Abroad Village is a registered 501(c)3 offering a free online interactive database for the Caribbean diaspora in the US. It is the only minority-owned and operated Caribbean-focused platform ( ) for individuals, businesses, and organizations. Deh Abroad Village is currently working with the City of New York and local elected officials on several commercial revitalization and business support and development projects in Caribbean neighborhoods in New York City. Dominic Christopher and Antonio Buddington co-founded Deh Abroad Village in 2018 out of a passion for giving back to their own community by empowering business leaders. In 2021, for his efforts with Deh Abroad, Co-Founder Dominic received Citation from current New York City Mayor and former Borough President of Brooklyn Eric Adams, and the Strategic Business Award in Technology Services at the Young, Gifted and Black Award Ceremony held in New York City. CARIBBEAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION ( C.A.R.A) C.A.R.A ( ) is a trusted community organization whose goals are aimed at advocating on behalf of Caribbean hospitality and nightlife businesses to reverse government policies that disproportionately impact small Caribbean restaurant and hospitality businesses. C.A.R.A seeks to transform the Caribbean American restaurant and hospitality industry through business structuring, information sharing, programs that educate business owners on financial management and planning, and technology upgrades. We are the ONLY citywide Caribbean-American organization that has an online interactive business platform. This makes information easily accessible, where members and participants can view and share information that affect their business. Serving the Caribbean-American restaurant and nightlife businesses in NYC is what we do. Contact Information Annarrisa Nathoo The Caribbean American Restaurant Association 212-641-0482 Contact Details Deh Abroad Village Dominic Christopher +1 877-334-2276 Company Website

June 09, 2022 09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Survey Shows the Next Generation Embraces Remote Work for College to Career Transition

Velocity Global

Seven out of ten U.S. college-aged adults are likely to consider an entirely remote job One out of four never expect to hold a traditional 9-to-5 office job, and 85% see themselves holding a side gig Nine out of ten express anxiety about entering the workforce A survey released today by Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, shows that U.S. college-aged adults embrace remote work in their career transition plans. The College to Career Survey examined 1,000 college-aged respondents’ attitudes on remote work and their work-life balance expectations as they prepare to transition into the workforce. “The next generation wants to work remotely, balance their ‘personal’ and ‘work’ lives, and prioritize flexibility and mental well-being. Companies should take notice: The old way of doing business is over,” said Sarah Fern, chief people officer at Velocity Global. “Put simply, students want the flexibility to work with anyone, anywhere, anytime, and they expect employers to meet them where they are.” Key findings on remote work: 69% of respondents are somewhat or extremely likely to consider a job that is entirely remote 80% of students would consider taking less money for their job if it allowed a remote option The majority (57%) say being remote increases their productivity Nine out of ten respondents report work-life balance as being either the most important factor (53%) or a somewhat important factor (37%) in selecting a career Fewer than 1 in 5 (18%) say they prefer to work from an office five days per week Fewer than half (44%) of respondents plan to have a traditional (Monday-Friday, 9-to-5) in-person job, and 1 out of 4 (23%) never expect to hold a traditional office job Impacts on emotional well-being: The survey also found a large impact on the emotional well-being of respondents as a result of the move to remote work and learning over the last several years. 56% of respondents acknowledged remote work/study negatively impacted their mental health “a lot” (14%) or “somewhat” (42%) 86% reported a high level of stress or anxiety about entering the workforce, including 35% who indicated they are “very” anxious about entering the workforce, and an additional 51% said they are “somewhat” anxious about doing so Participation in the gig economy: An overwhelming majority of students intend to supplement their primary job with a side gig. 85% of respondents said they either definitely (27%) or possibly (58%) expect to have a side gig in addition to their primary job “That number is staggering, and the C-suite needs to harness the possibilities of tomorrow’s workforce who have varied interests, skills, and allegiances,” said Fern. “Talent is telling us how they will succeed, and it includes full-time, part-time, contract, and freelance work - and sometimes a combination of these. It is entirely possible for you to get the best from your talent while they also pursue other interests. It works for both of you.” International results: The survey also gathered input from 500 students and recent graduates in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and 500 in Brazil, with very similar results. 72% in the U.K. said they would consider an entirely remote position, and a staggering 85% in Brazil say the same 84% of respondents in the U.K. and 82% in Brazil said they would be willing to consider a position that paid less money if it offered the flexibility to work from anywhere “These trends with college students and recent graduates in the U.S. are mirrored in other parts of the world, highlighting the accessibility of a global workforce. In the U.K. and Brazil — where Velocity Global clients increasingly seek supported talent — work flexibility is seen as one of the most compelling factors considered when entering the job market,” said Fern. Methodology: This survey was conducted on behalf of Velocity Global by Rep Data. All selected samples were subjected to stringent quality control standards, including technological controls such as automatic geographical IP detection, tracking and deduplication, open-end pre-screening, and re-captchas. Rep Data sourced multiple suppliers to ensure a representative sample, each supplier possessing its own unique recruitment model and incentive structure, which increased sample source diversity and quality. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform TM simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. The platform offers a full suite of talent solutions, including global Employer of Record and Contractor Management, to help companies onboard, manage, and pay talent in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build international teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a "Leader" in Global Employer of Record Services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit Contact Details Velocity Global Chris McGrath +1 720-650-4348 Company Website

June 09, 2022 07:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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SBK™22 is here! The historical franchise returns with a next-generation two-wheels lifelike gameplay experience


Milestone and Dorna WSBK Organization S.r.l are proud to announce SBK™22, a brand new chapter of one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in the racing game landscape. Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam SBK™22 is set to launch on September 15, 2022. SBK™22 brings back the authentic world of the SBK Championship, 10 years after the last historical release of SBK Generations, tenth game of the glorious series developed by Milestone and started in the 1999 with Superbike World Championship. The game recreates the experience of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship thanks to the charm of his simulative gameplay and lifelike environments, riders and bikes, finally making the dream of the community and sports fan a reality. SBK™22 features the Official 2022 WorldSBK Championship, an immersive and fascinating Career Mode and the real SBK weekend with practices, Superpoles and Races. The Official 2022 Official WorldSBK Championship is the perfect replica of what happens in the real-life, featuring the event calendar, official roster and Team’s Pit Environments with absolutely photorealistic effects and animated character models. Players will test their skills racing in the boots of the best riders, stepping in all the competitive SBK Official tracks meaning unpredictable and adrenaline challenges. SBK™22 aims to recreate a truly and peculiar SBK experience, thanks to its advanced physics developed with the help of real riders, aiming to reach an extreme level of simulation in terms of bike and pilot behavior. The immersive Career Mode offers many ways to work around riders and bike performances, from managing a staff building an Advanced Setup in which players have full control of bike’s settings evolving the Development Trees. Staff management means hire different professionals, from Personal Manager through Chief Engineer, without forgetting the fundamental Data Analyst. The Development Tree is structured in different areas, each one requiring a specific amount of research points to be unlocked. Those points are gained passively by the Engineers or actively by players, performing specific tasks in the race weekend. SBK™22 also boasts enhanced realistic features, tires and development tires selecting a wide range of Pirelli tires for dry and wet tracks, and fuel management to balance bike’s weight. A.N.N.A System, the revolutionary AI system based on neural networks and machine learning, guarantee a tailored gameplay experience, smartly controlling the opponents depending on their actual personalities and training them gathering data and experience. At the top level, riding behaviors are considered such as human-level of skills. The various number of editors allow players to customize several aspects of their unique experience. Sticker Editor, Helmet Editor and Number and Butt Patch are those dedicated to the riders and bikes, Fiction Team instead is fully focused on creating a completely fictional team with customizable livery and style. SBK™22 is even made for epic multiplayer races up to 12 players that can create online lobbies where competitions reach another level. The Multiplayer flow is customizable by choosing if add or not the typical Tissot-Superpole session from SBK before the race, for a fully online experience, with of course the possibility to customize each race with settings and rules. SBK™22 will be released on September 15, 2022 on to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam. About Milestone Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world. The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, the acclaimed Hot Wheels™ Unleashed, as well as own IPs RIDE and Gravel. For more information please visit About Koch Media Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 19 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. Contact Details Milestone Yuri Polverino +39 02 6707 5666 Company Website

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