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Lava Cake is the top cannabis strain on the market, new poll finds

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Lava Cake is the cannabis strain whose effects are most popular with consumers, according to new consumer polling and analysis conducted by NuggMD, the leading telehealth platform for cannabis. The poll asked cannabis users their main goal for using cannabis, desired flavor/aroma, and desired effect. More than 6,500 randomized cannabis users responded. As a representative sample of all U.S. cannabis consumers, the poll’s margin of error is 1.2%. The top preferences respondents cited were: the goal of pain relief (25%), anxiety relief (23%), and stress relief (18%); a flavor profile of fruit (27%), sweetness (19%), and earthiness (18%); and the effects of relaxation (30%) and euphoria (24%). The full poll results are available here. The company then used its database of cannabis strains to identify popular strains that fit those preferences. While strains like Georgia Pie, Cheetah Piss, Mendo Breath, and GMO Cookies rank highly, Lava Cake is the only strain that meets all of those preferences, suggesting it is both the most durable strain on the market and the one that offers the most effects that consumers want. The poll also finds nearly half of all cannabis users hit it whenever they feel like it—the poll asked respondents when they prefer to consume cannabis, with a plurality, 48 percent, saying “anytime.” “Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans have become much more stressed out and anxious than previous generations, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence to see everyday Americans doing whatever they can to manage it all,” said Deb Tharp, head of legal and policy research at NuggMD. “Our polling data suggests that more Americans are using cannabis to mentally and emotionally handle the world around them than to escape from it.” NuggMD.com used first-party data to conduct this poll. It was a questionnaire sent via email to a random list of opt-in respondents, all of whom consume cannabis regularly. The poll was conducted in May 2024. The sample contained no NuggMD customers. About NuggMD NuggMD is the nation’s leading medical marijuana technology platform, serving patients in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. They’ve connected over 1,300,000 patients face-to-face with their new medical marijuana doctors via their state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. They believe every human being has the right to explore the potential benefits of medical cannabis and are fully committed to helping each patient explore every option in their journey to wellness. For further information, visit https://www.nuggmd.com. Contact Details Andrew Graham +1 646-385-0189 andrew.g@getnugg.com Company Website http://www.nuggmd.com

June 11, 2024 03:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rising Bond Yield A Threat For Bitcoin, Investors Pouring Millions To GFOX

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The rising bond yields in the USA could impact investments in alternative assets like Bitcoin. Interest rates in 2024 range just over 5%, an increase from the average for most of the last decade. Investors are exploring alternative assets like $GFOX that offer more upside. Rising bond yields in the USA could dampen the appetite for alternative investments like Bitcoin. The Federal Reserve has kept the interest rates at a fairly high level since the Covid-19 Pandemic, which means better returns for bond investors. Bitcoin is still on a historic tear after a solid start to the year. A combination of the halving event and positive regulatory developments have added wind to the sails of the pioneer crypto. Investors keen on untapped potential are looking into exciting new projects like Galaxy Fox ($GFOX) for more upside. This project has strong momentum after listing on Uniswap in April and looks to be the next $1 crypto. Rising Bond Yields Could Affect Bitcoin US treasury bond yields have hit a four-month high, increasing the attractiveness of this investment. Bonds are some of the most stable investments in the financial markets and the higher return consolidates this advantage. The high level of yield could be to the detriment of other equities and alternative assets. Stock markets continue to operate at record highs making notable stocks expensive for traders. The possibility of getting excellent returns for bonds makes them a more attractive proposition. Bitcoin could also feel some of the aftershocks. Competing against high yield from the most stable investment in the financial sector is a tall order. That said, Bitcoin prices are a unique phenomenon and may not have the predicted symmetry with traditional financial markets. $GFOX Offers A Rising Alternative To BTC Bitcoin continues to hold steady but appears headed for a period of consolidation. Investors looking for assets with more upside potential are looking at growing altcoin projects for alternatives. One such proposition is Galaxy Fox ($GFOX). This utility meme coin continues to draw plaudits after launching its play-to-earn game (P2E) game in May. $GFOX is an ERC-20 and, therefore, broadly compatible with Ethereum wallets. Galaxy Fox’s gaming ecosystem involves players raising digital fox characters to engage in epic battles within the game. The players earn various rewards within the game in crypto tokens, making gameplay lucrative. This game also has NFT collectibles for players to improve their portfolios. The NFTs are unique and allow the player to track ownership effectively, which is useful for gaming items. Having NFTs ensures that players can leverage their gameplay for value within the ecosystem. The possibility of staking $GFOX adds more opportunities for users. This ecosystem looks to elevate the meme coin experience and create sustainability. Newer memecoins that purely rely on meme notoriety have not challenged Dogecoin significantly. Therefore, investors are looking at this project keenly as one of the credible alternatives in a transitioning market. For Info about $GFOX, visit Galaxyfox.io Conclusion Competing with treasury bonds is a tall order for any other asset class. After all, an investment with the backing of the government of the world’s largest economy having high yield is very endearing. Nonetheless, the crypto market has proven its resilience in varying market conditions. Bitcoin will likely consolidate, with emerging assets that have strong upside likely to gain some tailwinds. $GFOX fits the bill as a strong new asset with incredible potential. Its strong launch is a testament to the belief in this project and should continue as it continues to gain more dimension. Visit the Galaxy Fox website today to learn more about the project. Learn more about $GFOX here: Galaxyfox.io | Join the Community Contact Details Roundhouse Media media@galaxyfox.io

June 11, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Busting the Myths Around Weight Loss Medication

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Obesity is one of the most common chronic health issues in the U.S. today, and can lead to or exacerbate many other significant physical and mental health challenges, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. But GLP-1 injections are an impactful new tool that can help people on their weight loss journey. Recently, Dr. Craig Primack, the Senior Vice President of Weight Loss at Hims and Hers, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the impact of obesity, common myths surrounding weight loss medications, and personalized options that can help. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/NGNz92bi7nY Research shows that even just 5-10% of body weight loss can improve blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, joint pain, sleep apnea, and other weight-related conditions. Weight loss drugs like GLP-1 medication are not only an exciting tool in the weight loss tool belt but can help to address the challenges associated with obesity. GLP-1 injections can support healthy weight loss along with a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise. Some common myths regarding weight loss medications, include: ● Many people assume that weight loss medications are magic. Weight loss drugs can be excellent tools for decreasing hunger and therefore reducing overall calorie intake, but their effects are not instant and should be combined with a healthy lifestyle approach, including a balanced diet and regular exercise. ● People also assume that the injections are painful. The injection is a very small needle that goes just under the skin. It feels like a small pinch, and is quite painless. For the most part, people do great with self-administering GLP-1 injections. ● Lastly, many people think that weight loss drugs come with dangerous side effects. Like all medications, there is a risk of side effects, but there are really only three common side effects associated with GLP-1’s, and they are generally mild: nausea, heartburn, and constipation. The benefits of these drugs far outweigh the risks for many, especially when compared to the health risks associated with being overweight. Hims & Hers’ personalized approach means custom treatment for individual needs to minimize these side effects. Known for its holistic, personalized approach to health and wellness, Hims & Hers is now offering access to GLP-1 injections designed for affordability and effectiveness. These are the four things you should know. ● Hims & Hers’ weight loss program is tailored to an individual’s needs and includes customized medication kits or GLP-1 medication, as determined appropriate by the healthcare provider. ● The science-backed and doctor-developed program is available 100% online for as little as $199 a month. ● Through the app, a licensed healthcare provider will work with you to decide the recommended treatment, plus provide realistic nutritional tips with easy to follow snack and meal ideas. ● Hims & Hers takes the safety of each customer very seriously. The pharmacies the brand works with provide sterile, single-use syringes with each GLP-1 shipment, and products are made with active ingredients from FDA regulated suppliers. And, injection medications are shipped in cold packs for temperature control in transit in the summer weather. For more information, visit hims.com/glp1 or forhers.com/glp1 About Dr. Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, MFOMA Dr. Craig Primack is the Senior Vice President of Weight Loss at Hims & Hers. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and subsequently attended medical school at Loyola University — The Stritch School of Medicine. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics at Banner University- Phoenix, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. He received post-residency training in Obesity Medicine and is one of about 7,000 physicians in the U.S. certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In 2006, Dr. Primack co-founded Scottdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he began practicing full-time obesity medicine. Scottsdale Weight Loss Center has grown since then to six obesity medicine clinicians in four locations around the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area.From 2019–2021, he served as president of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), a society of over 5,400 clinicians dedicated to clinical obesity medicine. He proudly served on the OMA board from 2010-2024, most recently as ex-officio trustee. Dr. Primack routinely does media interviews regarding weight loss and regularly speaks around the country educating medical professionals about weight loss and obesity care. He is co-author of the book, “Chasing Diets.” Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 11, 2024 11:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group Team-up to Serve Growing Transatlantic Commercial Interests of Mid-Market Enterprises

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NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group signed a services agreement today to provide integrated senior advisory and execution services to small-and mid-market enterprises amid thriving commercial interests between the United States and Europe. The two firms aim to accelerate client services by combining expertise and resources to support growth into new markets, encompassing management counsel, valuation, performance tracking, board advisory, marketing, communication, public and government affairs. The collaboration will enable NOVUS INK Advisors and Solidus Capital Group to meet the unique needs of global small-and mid-market enterprise clients operating across business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and business-to-government segments. The transatlantic economy is proving remarkably robust in the face of global economic and geopolitical disruptions. No two other regions in the world are as deeply integrated as the United States and Europe, according to the 2024 Transatlantic Economy Report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AmCham EU, Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Transatlantic Leadership Network. The report states: "the $8.7 trillion transatlantic economy employs more than 16 million workers in mutually onshored jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for half of total global personal consumption and close to one-third of world GDP in purchasing power. Ties are solid in foreign direct investment, portfolio investment, banking claims, trade and affiliate sales in goods and services, digital links, energy, mutual R&D investment, patent cooperation, technology flows, and sales of knowledge-intensive services." The services agreement will be overseen by a committee chaired by Pia De Lima and Daniel Diaz, NOVUS INK Advisors' Managing Partners, and Andreas Dal Santo, Solidus Capital Group's Managing Director. NOVUS INK Advisors is based in Miami. Solidus Capital Group, affiliated with Atlantic Business Labs, is based in New York. NOVUS INK Advisors is a communication, public and government affairs lobbying firm. NOVUS INK Advisors' practice areas include Corporate, Band and Product Reputation, Business Strategy, Crisis and Reputation Risk, Financial Services, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brand and Product Marketing Communications Strategy, and Public and Government Affairs. NOVUS INK Advisors is a registered lobbying firm. To learn more, visit: www.NovusInk.com. Solidus Capital Group specializes in management consulting, business valuation, and board advisory services for firms expanding into North America, Latin America, and Europe. It is spearheading an ecosystem of companies, consultants, and subject matter experts with experience from different industries and regions to support corporate and institutional clients' global strategies and growth into new markets. To learn more, visit www.solidus-capital.com. CONTACTS: NOVUS INK Advisors: client.services@NovusInk.com Solidus Capital Group: client.services@Solidus-Capital.com Contact Details NOVUS INK Advisors Client Services client.services@NovusInk.com Company Website https://www.novusink.com/about

June 11, 2024 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ACTIVATE’S CUTTING-EDGE GAMING EXPANDS TO MISSISSAUGA

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Activate, the world’s first active gaming facility and TikTok viral sensation, is thrilled to announce its fourth location in Ontario, set to open in Mississauga on June 14, 2024. Following successful openings in Brampton, Burlington, and Scarborough, Activate offers an entertainment option like no other of unparalleled excitement that has sparked a nationwide gaming sensation. Activate Mississauga is located at 5980 Mclaughlin Rd, Unit 1, Mississauga, ON, L5R 3X9. Founded in Canada, Activate is transforming the gaming landscape, counting 13 locations across Canada and 10 locations in the United States with no signs of slowing down. Attracting over 2.6 million players worldwide, the experience blends cutting-edge technology with action-packed challenges for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. "Activate's expansion into Mississauga marks an exhilarating milestone in our journey to revolutionize gaming entertainment," expressed Adam Schmidt, Founder & CEO of Activate. "We are thrilled to introduce our action-packed challenges to a new market in Ontario. Our mission is to deliver an unforgettable social adventure, uniting friends and families and creating lasting excitement, camaraderie, and cherished memories." With over 9,000 square feet of fun, Activate Mississauga’s new state-of-the-art gaming facility welcomes all ages and skill levels, encouraging players to explore and create their own unique experiences. Here’s what to expect: Guests can sign up in groups of two to five players Through progress tracking via Activate’s high-tech electronic RFID wristbands, players can rack up points, leveling up and earning prizes along the way. Top gaming rooms include the TikTok viral sensation Mega Grid with 500+ multi-activated rainbow-coloured tiles, blasting the beaming bullseye in a game called Strike, and feel like a modern day spy in the Laser room. Try Level 1 easy or take it to Level 10 extreme. Play as a team in cooperative mode, or challenge your friends in competitive mode games. In addition to Mississauga, Activate can be found in major Canadian markets such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Brampton, along with U.S. markets such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and New Jersey. Additional Activate locations are set to open in 2024 across Canada in markets such as Southern Ontario, Saskatchewan and B.C, along with internationally, including Dubai opening in the Fall, 2024 and launching in the UK in 2025. Today, Activate operates over 30 locations across Canada and the U.S. PLAN YOUR VISIT Book in advance to save time and ensure your preferred time is available. Each game lasts 1-3 minutes. The full gaming experience lasts 75 minutes. Complete the waiver required for you to play in advance. Wear activewear and indoor runners. Age requirements: 10 and older. Where: 5980 Mclaughlin Rd, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON, L5R 3X9. When: Sun-Thurs 9:30 am - 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm. For a sneak peek into Activate’s dynamic gaming experience, and to keep tabs on the Activate Mississauga grand opening, click here. Join the Inner Circle to be the first to hear about new locations, behind-the-scenes information, deals, and more. Please find imagery assets here. Activate is the world’s first active gaming experience where players #EnterTheGame. Activate offers a unique blend of physical activity and gaming that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Each Activate location provides fun and interactive rooms for players to compete, earn stars and track achievements. With the global headquarters located in Winnipeg, Canada, Activate has grown to 30 locations across Canada, the U.S. and now the world! To join the active gaming movement, visit playactivate.com. Follow Activate on social media: Facebook: Activate Instagram: @activategames TikTok: @activategames Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jalila Singerff +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://playactivate.com

June 10, 2024 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dogwifhat Hype Cools Down: Holders Jump Ship To Floki And Viral AI Meme Coin Raboo!

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Following the surge of meme coins into the digital space, crypto holders have now seen an opportunity to make an investment and get great returns. Because the value of these coins is rising quickly, it is hard not to see a crypto enthusiast who has yet to invest in at least one. These coins are an excellent market opportunity and many of them have proven to be of great value to investors who hold them. Two exciting meme coins held by many investors today include Dogwifhat and Floki. These coins, just like many other meme coins, have been invested in before their launch date and have turned out to be valuable. But with a new meme coin, Raboo, coming into the market space, you could even get a much greater return. The returns are so promising that the value of the coin can rise 233% in its presale token on launch day. Watch out for Raboo! Dogwifhat Holders Are Looking For Alternatives Dogwifhat is a popular meme coin held by many investors and there has been an uptrend in its value judging from when it started. However, the trend in the value of Dogwifhat recently hasn't favored those who hold this coin, especially recent buyers. The value of a Dogwifhat is $3.43 and in the last 24 hours, there has been a 2.3% drop in value. The recent bearish movement of the coin has made the coin holders fear that they might lose a lot and has caused them to look for better options that will give them a better return on their investment. Floki Rises 30% in Value Following the latest uptrend, Floki has hit the highest value it has ever been since its launch. This rise has exposed the Floki to the general public and has made it one of the best coins to buy now in 2024. The value rise of Floki has caused crypto enthusiasts to invest their money into it. However in the last 24 hours, there has been a 4.6% drop in value and the coin now trades at $0.00031 per token. Recent buyers hope the recent drop in value is just a glitch and expect that the uptrend will continue. They also won't pass on the opportunity to invest in other meme coins that show a promising future. Raboo Storms The Market Raboo is a top digital coin built by the best developers. It is a new AI meme coin expected to burst into the crypto market soon. Experts say Raboo is one of the best coins to buy now especially if you are a newbie in the crypto world or a veteran hoping to make the most of meme coins. The exciting thing about Raboo is that you don't have to wait till its launch day before you make returns. Raboo holders can grab exciting $RABT tokens and win exclusive rewards when it is launched into the market. Raboo has been looked into by many analysts and they have given nothing but positive reviews. They predict that Raboo will overtake many meme coins including Dogwifhat and Floki before the end of 2024 and in years to come, it will be one of the leading coins in the market. At the moment, Raboo’s presale token goes for $0.0048 and it's in the fourth Stage of presale. There are already over 8,000 registered users and you can be a part of this great community. Be a part of this community and earn while you interact. Conclusion Investors of Dogwifhat and Floki now see Raboo as a better option to invest in. Aside from earning, Raboo comes with extra benefits that you shouldn't miss out on. You can participate in the Raboo presale here: Telegram: https://t.me/RabootokenPortal Twitter: https://twitter.com/Raboo_Official Contact Details Total Media Solutions media@Totalsolutionspr.io

June 09, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ripple Selling 400m XRP, Price Dump Incoming? JASMY Fluctuates As Investors Shift To New Viral Contender

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The longstanding Ripple (XRP) lawsuit is affecting XRP's trading price, and its investors are getting agitated. Apparently, Ripple could be facing a long year in the crypto market with all the token dumps this year. The other option is not so great either, as JasmyCoin's recent pumps and dips have left the long-term users in doubt. Here's a bit on the upcoming meme giant. Ripple is facing even grimmer times ahead in the crypto market If you thought XRP was in bearish waters, the next few weeks are about to get rougher. And it has a lot to do with the ongoing legal battles with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Already, Ripple's place among the top altcoins is threatened. About two weeks ago, some whale accounts dumped their tokens on BitStamp and Bitso, amounting to about $50 Million worth of XRP. While many thought that it might just be Ripple unlocking more tokens, there's been a more recent three-billion-dollar offload from the Escrow account to Ripple's wallet. The huge Ripple price movements have been suspect among Ripple whales, and there could be sell pressure on the XRP token following such activities. So far, Ripple hasn't offered any explanation for the huge movements, and XRP is still on a 0.33% loss after a largely unremarkable month. JasmyCoin (JASMY) might not be the alternative investors expect JasmyCoin hit the crypto news with its pump two weeks ago, which has helped JASMY to 99% monthly gains. May was a great month for JASMY, but the token fell due to token dumping early in June. DWF Labs deposited about 97 million JASMY tokens ($3.3 million) on Binance over the past three days, resulting in a dip in JasmyCoin's timeframes at every deposit. The cascade didn't end there, as many more JasmyCoin traders have also decided to cash in on the token. The profit-taking has eaten into the JASMY price pump throughout May, and the token is now down to 2.24% on the daily chart. The effects of large token holders could affect traders, and many investors are already off to the next big thing in the crypto market. Thankfully, it's not too far away; Raboo's presale is here! Raboo is a more consistent bullish option for summer traders Raboo opened the summer with $0.003 on its presale, and everyone expects a spike of 233% from the event. The $RABT token has pumped to 60% profits, as each token now goes for $0.0048. The meme project will leverage AI to create memes fit for entertainment. Unlike its meme counterparts, Raboo plans to keep the meme stream fresh every day. With even funnier memes, $RABT is set to become the next best thing in the crypto-verse. The traffic that will hit the platform could bring a pump to outpace Dogecoin's surge in 2021. However, profits are not all Raboo has its sights on. The members of the $RABT community are the first beneficiaries of the ecosystem. They have a chance to monetize their social media posts through Raboo, as the generative AI is on hand to convert all that content into profits. Conclusion The fun part about Raboo is that you can start earning even more $RABT tokens as soon as you get some of yours from the presale. The project is in Stage 4 of presales and going for $0.0048. Stage 1 investors are already pocketed 60% ROI, and Raboo could turn in 100x gains once it lists. With its AI use cases, your Raboo investments are set for life. You can participate in the Raboo presale here: Telegram: https://t.me/RabootokenPortal Twitter: https://twitter.com/Raboo_Official Contact Details Total Media Solutions media@Totalsolutionspr.io

June 08, 2024 05:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Loneliness Crisis Being Faced by Older Americans: AmeriCorps Seniors Believes Volunteering Fosters Connections and Conquers Loneliness

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/dcH7-VsQaYQ Older adults are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, which can have a serious effect on health, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General. Chronic loneliness (persistent feelings of isolation and/or a lack of companionship) can adversely affect mental, cognitive, and physical health, general well-being and even longevity. However, there are ways to overcome loneliness and volunteering might be the answer. AmeriCorps Seniors is helping older adults form connections in their community, provide purpose and improve their lives through volunteering. After two years of volunteering with AmeriCorps Seniors, 78% of those who reported more than five symptoms of depression at the beginning of the study said that they felt less depressed two years later. Of those who first described a lack of companionship, 88% said they felt less isolated after two years. AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps Seniors focuses on engaging adults ages 55 and up in service in their local communities. Through three signature programs, RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program, AmeriCorps Seniors provides a space for older adults to take charge of this moment in life and use their time in impactful ways. Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors matches more than 140,000 Americans with service opportunities. For example, Shelley Brosnan, a volunteer with AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP through Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax, Va., said, “Giving back is so very important. I’ve been volunteering for most of my adult life. Volunteering allows me to connect with my community and make it a better place. I also love the social aspects and meeting people who share my interests. We have a chance to help others and form new relationships, which has grown my social circle.” RSVP offers flexible scheduling and a diverse mix of opportunities. The Foster Grandparent Program pairs volunteers with children and youth in mentoring and tutoring relationships. Lastly, the Senior Companion Program provides a helping hand to other older adults and those with disabilities. They also support caregivers through respite services. For more information and to find volunteer opportunities near you, visit AMERICORPS.GOV/YOURMOMENT. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 07, 2024 12:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Announces Live American Sign Language Interpreting Services at Eight Bay Area Xfinity Store Locations

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As part of its ongoing commitment to digital inclusion and accessibility, Comcast today announced the availability of live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services at eight Xfinity Store Locations in the Greater Bay Area. Customers who need ASL support can stop into any of the select Bay Area Xfinity Stores, where representatives will utilize ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) to access a live interpreter provided by partner, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD). The Retail Associate simply taps the app on the store iPad and is connected in moments via video to a live interpreter who can translate from ASL to English and vice versa as the customer and Associate converse. “We’re proud to deliver an inclusive service solution that will help more customers better interact and engage with Retail Associates representing our Xfinity Products and Services, to provide them with a much better in-store experience,” said Thomas Wlodkowski, Comcast Vice President for Accessibility. “I’m also grateful to our partners in California — who are helping to close the digital divide for more members of our disabled community by working with us on a variety of digital equity initiatives.” Comcast launched the ASL VRI service as a pilot in select stores last year; it is the first telecommunications retailer in the country to offer live, on-demand, remote ASL interpreting services in stores to better serve customers. The company is expanding the service to additional stores across the country this year. The eight Xfinity Greater Bay Area stores that offer ASL VRI service include: San Jose: 1068 E. Brokaw Rd. # 50, San Jose, CA 95131 Sunnyvale: 301 W. McKinley Ave. Suite 140, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 San Jose: 1566 Monterey Hwy #20, San Jose, CA 95110 San Jose: 1600 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129 Palo Alto: 2825 El Camino Real #100, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Fremont: 43325 Christy St., Fremont, CA 94538 Oakland: 3070 E. 9 th St., Oakland, CA 94601 Dublin: 4104 Grafton St., Dublin, CA 94568 “As part of California School for the Deaf’s mission, we are deeply committed to providing a language rich environment that maximizes communication access in order for our students to lead fulfilling lives,” said Amy Novotny, Superintendent, California School for the Deaf. “Access to technology and connectivity builds confidence and independence, and that’s why we are excited to partner with Comcast on opportunities to close the digital divide for members of our Deaf and hard of hearing community.” The American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 3.6% of the U.S. population is “deaf or have serious difficulty hearing.” Additionally, according to Pew Research Center, 23% of people with disabilities say they never go online, with 57% saying they do not have a home broadband connection. That’s why, through its Project UP initiative, Comcast is working to address and eliminate the unique barriers to connectivity through a series of efforts, including Internet Essentials, Lift Zones, and skill development and training. In addition to announcing this inclusive retail experience for customers, Comcast donated $60,000 in digital equity grants to community partners, San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, California School for the Deaf, and the World Institute on Disability. These grants aim to broaden the scope of digital inclusion and accessibility to students, families, seniors, and community members. “Assistive technologies are opening doors to greater independence for folks with a range of disabilities,” said Sharon Giovinazzo Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco LightHouse of the Blind and Visually Impaired. “These innovations truly can level the playing field. Comcast has been a valued partner in delivering technologies and supporting our efforts to promote independence, community, and equity for blind and low vision people.” “Diversity, equity and inclusion are the guiding stars of what we do here at the World Institute on Disability, and it is gratifying to see partners, such as Comcast, who also believe that equity and accessibility go hand-in-hand,” said Marcie Roth, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, World Institute on Disability. “Technology continues to evolve rapidly, and we must continue to work together to invest in solutions, which will help support people with disabilities having equal and greater access to products and services in today’s world as well as laying the foundation for greater accessibility for future generations.” About Comcast’s Accessibility Program: For more than a decade, Comcast has invested in making its products, technology, and experiences accessible to the widest possible audience while opening new doors to independence for people with disabilities. These innovations include the Large Button Voice Remote, voted USA Today’s Best Accessible Design remote in 2023, and the Xfinity Adaptive Web Remote. To learn more about Comcast’s groundbreaking accessibility work, visit corporate.comcast.com/accessibility. About Comcast Corporation: Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms, we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Calfornia Jon Koriel +1 925-315-2690 jon_koriel@comcast.com Company Website https://california.comcast.com/

June 06, 2024 10:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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