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Taiga Motors revolutionizing powersport vehicles with electric innovation

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Taiga Motors CEO Samuel Bruno joined Proactive's Natalie Stoberman to share the company's production milestones for its fully electric powersport vehicles. Taiga is a Canadian company reinventing the powersports landscape with breakthrough electric off-road vehicles. Through a clean-sheet engineering approach, Taiga has pushed the frontiers of electric technology to achieve extreme power-to-weight ratios and thermal specifications required to outperform comparable high-performance combustion powersports vehicles. The first models released include a lineup of electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft to deliver on a rapidly growing demand from recreational and commercial customers who are seeking better ways to explore the great outdoors without compromise. Contact Details Proactive USA +1 347-449-0879 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

June 29, 2023 04:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE APP AND UNIVERSAL TENNIS ESTABLISH LANDMARK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

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The Association of Pickleball Players ( APP ) has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Universal Tennis, the global market-leading racket sports technology and events company. The agreement sees Universal Tennis become the APP's official and exclusive ratings partner, providing deep experience of racquet sports ratings systems and analysis to all levels of APP players and events — from elite professionals, amateurs and recreational players, to Next Gen, seniors, and super seniors. Universal Tennis — the creator behind the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate tennis rating — has recently adapted its rating algorithm and event management software for pickleball. Universal Tennis is harnessing its renowned expertise and technology solutions to offer innovative technology solutions for pickleball players, enabling them to have one home for all their pickleball needs including ratings, leagues, matchplay, tournaments, and more. Universal Tennis has launched the UTR Pickleball Rating (UTRP) to rate players on a scale of P1 (beginner), P2 (intermediate), P3 (advanced), or P4 (expert/professional). Using results from the APP, Universal Tennis will continue refining the algorithm and eventually adopt a numerical decimal rating similar to tennis for higher-level pickleball players. Players looking to join the community and get a free rating can click here. “At the heart of Universal Tennis are players, so we are delighted to be partnering with the APP, an organization which prides itself on its integrity and its core focus on serving players of all levels,” said Mark Leschly, Chairman and CEO of Universal Tennis. “Pickleball is played by millions of people in America, and increasingly around the world, and now we have the opportunity to bring Universal Tennis’ experience, knowledge, and tried-and-tested systems to the APP to establish the benchmark for ratings and rankings systems. Universal Tennis also has vast experience, knowledge, and skills in creating and managing successful racquet sports events, which we will now add to the APP team.” “This is a historic day for pickleball, welcoming Universal Tennis, the worldwide market leader in tennis ratings, rankings, and player-focused events, into the APP family,” said Brian Graybill, President of Intersport, co-owner of the APP. “We have ambitious plans for the expansion of the APP, bringing significant new investment and resources into our organization to help raise the profile of the players and events. Universal Tennis will help supercharge those plans, bringing unrivaled experience and technology to help us achieve our goals and help players maximize their potential, on and off-court.” The 2023 APP tournament schedule has already featured six standout events in 2023, including the most recent tournament, The Boca Raton 2023 APP New York City Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York which attracted more than 1,200 players. The latest APP Tour stop, the 2023 APP Newport Beach Open, is the largest event in the APP’s history, featuring more than 1,400 pro and amateur players, competing over six days in one of the premier pickleball venues worldwide. APP Tour events are televised on ESPN2 or CBS Sports Network, and livestreamed on ESPN+ or APPTV on YouTube and Facebook. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Players (APP) serves professionals, senior professionals, amateurs and recreational players in the fastest growing sport in the USA. The first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball, the 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 announced tournament stops, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. To stay updated on the APP, visit theapp.global, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About Universal Tennis The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sports of tennis and pickleball with innovative events and a global digital marketplace centered around level-based play. The Universal Tennis Engagement Platform is anchored by the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate singles and doubles tennis rating system. Universal Tennis provides the tools and solutions to make the UTR Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers in their local tennis communities. Universal Tennis is creating opportunities and pathways, including the UTR Pro Tennis Tour, for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience. New since 2023, Universal Tennis is offering one home for tennis and pickleball, beginning a new chapter by bringing pickleball rating and technology solutions to another racquet sport. Universal Tennis enables its customers to use its UTR Pickleball Rating and event management software to create accessible, competitive level-based events. Go to UniversalTennis.com to join the global tennis and pickleball community. Follow @UniversalTennis to learn more. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Universal Tennis Ben Makarenko bmakarenko@universaltennis.com Company Website https://theapp.global

June 29, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Elite High School Basketball Institution Our Saviour Lutheran Joins Forces with the New York Lightning to Unveil Innovative Name, Image, and Likeness Platform

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In a groundbreaking partnership, Our Saviour Lutheran young men’s basketball and New York Lightning Basketball have jointly introduced an inventive platform to leverage Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) for the benefit of their unified teams. This pioneering initiative, named "Protect the Nest", merges the strengths of these renowned entities from the NY Metro and national high school basketball circuit. Led by esteemed Head Coach Pete Wehye, the collaborative endeavor brings together the top-rated New York high school basketball program, the highest-rated Nike EYBL League team from New York, and the elite NY Metro grassroots AAU team, and aims to enhance the NIL potential for athletes and teams. The partnership also reinforces Our Saviour Lutheran and the New York Lightning’s commitment to fostering their athletes' development and recognition on an elite level, and signals a significant stride in promoting their players' personal brands while revolutionizing the sports landscape. Working hand in hand with Obsesh, the industry leader in NIL branding, sports marketing, and technology services, the inclusive NIL platform seeks to create opportunities for the alliance and its players through national and local sponsorships, talent endorsements, and various other marketing initiatives nationally. Players will also benefit from unparalleled resources for personal brand development and instruction, in addition to financial planning and contract education—vital for the evolving new sports era. This revolutionary partnership aims to establish these leading high school and grassroots basketball entities as the undisputed powerhouses of high school basketball nationwide. By providing a comprehensive NIL platform, the alliance will maximize opportunities for both their athletes and programs, further strengthening their dominant status within the competitive landscape of high school basketball. "Our goal extends beyond shaping outstanding basketball players to positively impacting lives," said Coach Wehye, a leading advocate of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights for high school basketball athletes. "Through our high school basketball and grassroots programs, we've consistently led the way in every era of basketball, aiming to create a brighter future for our athletes and their families. We champion our players' rights to benefit from their own NIL, providing more paths to success athletically and personally, with the aim to create citizens that contribute to society, generate generational wealth, and break the cycle of poverty in our communities. This is incredibly important, and I’m going to lead the way so they have the best chance to maximize their next level in college and professionally.” "We are extremely pleased to be leading the charge in the era of Name, Image, and Likeness, serving as the go-to NIL sportstech and marketing group for athletes, collegiate entities, and top-tier high school programs,” expressed Tracy Benson, CEO & Cofounder of Obsesh. “We are passionate about empowering athletes to maximize their personal brand and create a long-lasting impression on their future. It’s exciting to work with these incredible coaches, players, and programs to develop an industry-first platform for these two elite national powerhouse basketball brands, shaping their NIL platform and driving their success to greater heights. Together, we're on a mission to craft a compelling narrative that resonates with fans, families, sponsors, partners, and the world at large, amplifying their voice and maximizing their potential in the dynamic arena of NIL opportunities on both individual and team levels." The New York Lightning grassroots teams compete in the distinguished Nike’s EYBL Circuit—the top high school showcase program nationwide. The organization includes more than 110 players, with its elite team being hailed as a top contender again at the upcoming Peach Jam Championship Tournament from July 3-9th in N. Augusta, South Carolina. One of high school basketball's biggest events, The Peach Jam further spotlights the New York Lightning’s star players, including four-star point guard and Auburn University commit Tahaad Pettiford and four-star small forward Jahki Howard, who form one of EYBL’s most potent duos. Notable alumni talents from the New York Lightning include Elliot Cadaeu, committed freshman University of North Carolina point guard, Zakai Ziegler and Tobe Awaka, both current University of Tennessee athletes, Jaylen Blakes, now at Duke University, Akil Watson, now at Arizona State University, and Mark Armstrong, now at Villanova. "We're thrilled to pioneer this next-level platform and cultivate relationships between our athletes and potential partners. It also furthers our dedication to fostering the comprehensive development of young athletes. With the proficient team at Obsesh serving as our provider and representatives, our coaching staff can concentrate on what we do best—developing young talent and winning!"said Shandue McNeill and Dana Dingle, Co-Directors of the New York Lightning. “We will continue to provide an empowering environment that prioritizes their growth, maximizing their potential on and off the court.” Our Saviour Lutheran School, which serves more than 60 players annually led by Head Coach Pete Wehye, is the former Grind Session Champions, with star alumni such as Mr. Basketball–New York Jaquan Sanders (Seton Hall), Sadiku Ibine Ayo (St. John’s), Posh Alexander (Butler), Youssouf Singare (UConn), and NBA Swingman Jared Rhoden (Detroit Pistons). The school has been a dominant player in the elite NY Metro high school basketball scene, in addition to its National Falcons participating in the Overtime Elite Basketball League (OTE). Beginning with the 2023-2024 season, this first-of-its kind alliance will ignite a fresh chapter in Name, Image, and Likeness, unlocking avenues for sponsorships, endorsements, education, and other partnerships for both our current players, alumni, and incoming recruits. As they persist in cultivating the future basketball elite, this initiative presents a unique opportunity for all players to gain visibility, lifelong skills, and profit from safe and compliant projects, enhancing their experience beyond the boundaries of the court. For any national or local brands, or sports sponsors, interested in connecting with more than 170+ premier up and coming basketball talents, or for more information on NIL opportunities and how to make a significant impact, visit https://nyprotectthenest.com/ and get in touch by email at nyprotectthenest@obsesh.com. About Our Saviour Lutheran Led by champion Head Coach Pete Wehye, Our Saviour Lutheran School has five basketball teams in its program, including the OSL National Falcons, a leading force in both the semi-professional Overtime League (OTE) and the International elite basketball league, The Grind Session. In 2022, the OSL National Falcons took home the title of Grind Session World Champion s. The school’s mission is to strive to inspire academic success, cultivate holistic growth, and instill faithful Christian character in all that they do. The athletic philosophy is best stated in this way: “Life is like sports. You train, endure, suffer, and triumph. In the end, you retire. God willing, you leave an amazing history and a better place for those after you.” About New York Lightning The New York Lightning (“NYL”), a subsidiary of the Long Island Lightning Basketball organization, is one of New York City’s most successful of its kind. Spanning more than 110 players in any season with teams ranging from 12U to 17U. While many know of its participation in the high-profile Nike EYBL Circuit as the New Heights Lightning, the premier high school showcase league in the country, very few are aware of the broad-reaching social and educational programs it deploys to the other student-athletes that are part of the organization. 17-U coaching staff includes Co-directors Dana Dingle and Shandue McNeill, Head Coach Pete Wehye, and Darryl Washington. About Obsesh Launched in 2021 by industry veterans Tracy Benson and Jonalyn Morris, Obsesh is a sports marketing and technology platform specializing in Name, Image, and Likeness brand growth for collegiate and elite high school athletic programs. Headquartered in California, Obsesh is backed by key sports tech funds including Stadia Ventures, Underdog & Co., and influencers, including Chad Hurley, YouTube Founder and co-owner of Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Football Club. Obsesh is dedicated to empowering athlete equity for all. Contact Details Obsesh Jonalyn Morris +1 323-376-3632 jonalyn@obsesh.com Company Website https://go.obsesh.com/

June 29, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fun learning platform Kidovo raises $1.2M funding round to provide personalised interactive learning to every child

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The next generation of children are growing up with digital devices all around them. As a result, they’re spending increasing amounts of time on these devices in passive consumption of content which is leading to a range of development issues. In addressing this pressing concern, fun learning platform Kidovo is today launching with a $1.2 million seed funding round to provide every child (2-8 years old) with personalised interactive learning. The funding round saw participation from Venture Highway, Amplify PCC, Good Capital, & prominent angels including Ashish Singhal from Coinswitch among others. Using interactivity, Kidovo is aiming to turn passive consumption into active participation from kids, which helps avoid many of the problems prevalent today with kids’ screen time. Kidovo was founded by Sameer Goyal, ex Amazon & AWS engineer, and Rahul Bhatnagar, ex Uber, Cubical Labs, Amazon. They met while beginning their careers at Amazon over a decade ago. Together, they have a combined experience of over 20 years in the tech industry. “When Rahul reached out to me, about building an interactive learning platform for kids, I was sure something like this must exist. But I was surprised to see very few options for such content. Further, we both realised the massive size of this problem. This affects most of the kids on the entire planet. We started researching the space and found that there is a massive opportunity to build better learning experiences for kids using the latest technology.” said Sameer Goyal, co-founder of Kidovo. “We’ve been testing the early versions of the product with a small group of about 60 families as part of our co-builder program since December 2022. While we have been constantly improving the product based on feedback from that program, the platform has already grown to serve 4000 registered families. Further, as a testament to our team’s commitment to improving kids’ learning experience and safety, we have already received kidSAFE COPPA+ certification as well as a 5 star certification from educational app store in just 6 months since our platform accepted its first external user. We are now confident in serving more users on our platform and have begun rolling out our paid subscription plans.” Recent studies have suggested that kids spend about an hour everyday on Youtube. With shortage of workers in the childcare industry, increasingly these devices are the child’s nanny ( Source ). Further, since generation alpha is the first generation to grow up around digital devices, parents are increasingly finding it difficult to limit screen time without access to other sources of more meaningful & productive entertainment for children. The American academy of Pediatrics recommends for children 2 to 5 years of age to limit use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programming, while parents co-view & help children understand the content and help them apply what they learn ( Source ). Kidovo is designed to provide children with a digital playmate, who would fulfil the above responsibilities when a parent is unavailable to do so. “We found that existing interactive solutions were too focussed on academic outcomes & hence were unable to engage the child over a long period of time. Further, they lacked the variety of content that would support children as they explore different areas of interest. Therefore, we decided to work together with the best kids content creators and empower them with interactive tools to make more engaging content.” said Rahul Bhatnagar, co-founder of Kidovo. Since children are spending increasing amounts of time on digital devices, the time they spend practising speaking has gone down leading to speech delay problems. The team has devised an innovative approach to get kids to speak while learning on their platform. One of the forms of interactivity on the platform is where kids are asked questions from the content and they need to speak to answer and get real time feedback almost as if there’s a real life tutor with them. The owl mascot, Ovo, also involves kids in casual conversation to help them build confidence to express themselves. Kidovo not only helps children with healthier screen time options, but also helps parents participate in their children’s learning journeys. The platform offers parents key moments they might have missed from their kids’ activity on the platform, they can hear their kids speak, see what they drew. Further, parents are offered tips on activities & discussions that they can engage in with their kids based on their activity on the platform. Kidovo plans to use this investment to move closer to their vision of empowering every child worldwide to reach their full potential through personalised, immersive, and engaging experiences that make learning fun and accessible. About Kidovo Kidovo is a fun learning app providing personalised, interactive learning for kids between 2-8 years of age. Kidovo curates content from the best kids' content creators like SciShow Kids, Kiboomers, Learning Mole and many more and adds fun educational activities where children tap on the screen, respond with their voice, and even colour on the screen. Kidovo's mascot, Ovo, the owl will be kids’ digital buddy, and engage and talk with them. Kidovo shows parents what their kids are learning using their child's audio, coloring sheets and much more. Contact Details Kidovo Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.kidovo.com/

June 29, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Florida Financial Advisors Joins Forces with AmeriLife to Expand Wealth Management for Working-Class Americans

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Florida Financial Advisors, a full-service, comprehensive wealth management and financial planning firm and insurance brokerage dedicated to helping middle market Americans grow and secure their wealth and achieve their retirement goals. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "At Florida Financial Advisors, it’s all about our core values: integrity, work ethic, drive, entrepreneurship and servitude,” said Jason and Allyson Mickool, founders and CEO and CFO, respectively, of Florida Financial Advisors. “What drove this partnership with AmeriLife was an alignment with those values. Now, with expanded resources, leadership and expertise, we’re excited to take our firm to new levels of success while taking our unique value proposition for working-class Americans to the national stage." Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami, Florida Financial Advisors employs a unique, holistic advisory model designed to maximize its clients’ investments no matter the economic environment. The firm offers financial products and solutions, including financial planning, wealth management, insurance, and other services designed to achieve the goals of the everyday investor. Alongside its subsidiaries Tristate Financial Advisors and Georgia Financial Advisors, Florida Financial Advisors employs more than 150 licensed financial planners and advisors who go above and beyond to customize the right solutions for their clients, taking a personalized approach to navigate the unique financial circumstances of each. “When I think of Jason and Allyson Mickool, I think of outstanding people who are leading an outstanding organization,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of AmeriLife Wealth. “The accomplishments they’ve achieved in such a short period of time — and the team of advisors that supports them and continues to drive the business — are incredible. Jason and Allyson have developed a strong organization of professionals with a culture committed to providing the most professional advice to clients. As AmeriLife continues to grow its Wealth platform, we’re excited to add to our distribution the distinct solutions and services that Florida Financial Advisors brings to the table. I look forward to our many successes together.” ### About Florida Financial Advisors Florida Financial Advisors, Inc. (FFA) is a Tampa, Fla.-based independent financial advisory and FINRA-registered broker dealer with a network of more than 150 advisors operating in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia. As a full-service, comprehensive wealth management and financial planning firm and insurance brokerage, FFA is committed to helping working-class Americans maximize their financial future through its unique, holistic advisory model, the FFA Solution. FFA has been recognized with a number of industry awards, including locally by ThreeBestRated.com, City’s Best Awards and Expertise.com as a top financial services firm. For more information, visit FloridaFA.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

June 28, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Summer Road Trip Maintenance Guide

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Road trips are a great way to get out there and explore this summer. And while it’s certainly fun to make unexpected pit stops at roadside attractions along the way, the last thing you want to do is make an unexpected stop because of a problem with your vehicle. Recently, ASE Certified Mechanic, Audra Fordin, partnered with Chevron to discuss some simple tips to help save you time, inconvenience, and money this summer. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: Before hitting the road, remember to polish your headlights. Headlights used to be made out of glass, but nowadays they are made from plastic which can be easily oxidized from the sun, causing a haze to form over the light that can reduce your visibility. If you see cataracts starting to form on your headlights, give them a quick polish. You can find easy headlight restoration kits available at your local auto store or online. Also make sure to check your tires. If you see any bulges, tears or cracks, replace them immediately to avoid a potential blow out. Most tires typically last 3 to 5 years so if yours are in that span or older (you can check the manufacturer’s date on the side of the tire), it’s time to replace them. And of course, check your oil. If you know you’re due for an oil change, have it changed. If you’re unsure, you can always check your oil dipstick – if the oil doesn’t reach about the “add” line or is dark and not golden in color, it’s time to replace it before you leave. Audra recommends Havoline® LIFELONG Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which delivers outstanding performance at any stage in a vehicle’s life, whether you’re driving something new or something with over 75,000 miles on it. It also comes in Havoline’s recyclable Smart Change packaging, reducing plastic waste by 70% compared to traditional quart bottles. In addition, Havoline ® PRO-RSTM Renewable Full Synthetic Motor Oil, is a top-tier, renewable full synthetic motor oil that includes 25% sustainably sourced plant-based oils. It’s the best performing full synthetic oil in the Havoline portfolio and offers superior fuel economy retention to help save on fuel costs. One other great – and easy - fuel saving tip is to use Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner. It’s a fuel additive that will deep clean and protect your entire fuel system, optimize engine performance, and maximize fuel economy to save more with every pour. All you have to do is just pour it into your gas tank once a season before you hit the road and you’re ready to go! Visit www.havoline.com or www.techronclean.com for more information and be sure to check out www.Walmart.com and select Walmart stores for Havoline and Techron products. About Audra Fordin Audra Fordin is an ASE Certified mechanic and fourth generation shop owner at Great Bear Auto in Flushing, New York. As a small business owner, PTA mom and girl scout troop leader, Audra knows how to juggle family life, run a fully staffed, successful auto repair shop and is determined to teach women across the country how to do their own automotive maintenance, which is why she’s also the founder of Women Auto Know and Drivers Auto Know, engaging and hands on workshops where drivers of all skill levels learn how to “pop open the hood and do it themselves.” Audra has made appearances on Ryan and Kelly, Rachel Ray, the Today Show, Inside Edition, and CNN, among several local news appearances, to share car care tips with millions of viewers. She also is the host of Motorweek’s Your Drive and serves on several automotive advisory boards. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Living with Myasthenia Gravis: The Rare Autoantibody Disease That Causes Muscle Weakness and Severe Fatigue

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/-FuYn9PdBdI What would you do if you began to have symptoms of drooping eyelids and difficulty speaking? A rare and unfamiliar condition that turned to a daily struggle to chew, swallow, smile, see, or even lift your arms, legs, and neck. That is what happened to Meridith O’Connor at the age of 13 and after two long years of doctor visits, she was finally diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, also known as MG. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoantibody condition of the nervous system that affects muscle strength and makes everyday activities like standing, blinking, swallowing, and moving your arms challenging. MG is a highly debilitating rare disease for which there currently is no cure. As many as 60,000 Americans, and 700,000 people worldwide are living with the condition. June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity for people around the world to recognize the impact of MG. On June 26th a media tour was conducted with Meridith O’Connor, Assistant Vice President of Patient Engagement, Advocacy, and Policy for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), and Dr. Nicholas Silvestri, an associate professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to learn the latest on the disease and how it affects those living with it. Approximately 85% of people living with MG experience the more extensive form of the disease, generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). MG affects both men and women and occurs across all ages and racial and ethnic groups. However, it most commonly impacts young adult women and older men. Diagnosis is often a long, frustrating, and painful journey for patients. This is because muscle weakness is a common symptom of many disorders, and symptoms can fluctuate. Patients often face months or years of untreated symptoms before they receive an accurate diagnosis, which is why they are often diagnosed at an older age. Despite availability of treatment options, significant unmet need persists, as up to 20% of patients do not respond to existing treatments and are left with no effective therapeutic options. Research is needed to develop new treatments for those who may not respond well and/or tolerate current therapies. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: IMAGINEMYMG.COM THIS MEDIA TOUR IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 10:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fresh and Fun 4th of July Party Ideas for Your Barbecue Bash

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8tpbMSiWRsI If you’re celebrating Independence Day this year — and statistics say you probably are — your plans most likely include food. The National Retail Federation found that 86 percent of Americans plan to do something to celebrate our country’s independence, and for 61 percent of them, it means having a cookout, barbecue, or picnic. If you are hosting, or even attending, a 4th of July get together how do you prep and plan and have fresh and fun ideas. Lifestyle Expert, Bethany Braun-Silva has you covered with great ideas for what to eat and drink and how to stay healthy during your festivities. Healthier and better for you options that will delight our guests this summer Mighty Sesame Tahini is the hugely popular maker of all-natural, high-quality Squeeze and Serve Organic Tahini made with one ingredient…the highest quality sesame seeds that are sustainably sourced. The delicious, creamy texture makes this a better for you complement to dressings mon items like on summer salads, as well as for recipes, dips,meats and veggies and your favorite wraps and sandwiches. You can drizzle directly from the bottle or add it to any recipe to add 8g of plant-based protein per serving. When it comes to beverages, one that is in Bethany’s rotation is a cold-pressed juice option from Wonder Melon. Wonder Melon has the sweetness and nutritional value of watermelons, is organic, all natural and has no added sugars. It can be enjoyed right from the bottle cold, or you can enjoy as a delicious drink mix. Wonder Melon is available in three mouthwatering flavors: Watermelon Cucumber Basil, Watermelon Lemon Cayenne, and new Watermelon. Spending time outdoors and being mindful of mosquitoes The 4th of July is a holiday to be spent outdoors, so whether you’re camping, hosting a BBQ or heading to the beach, you don’t want your fun to be ruined by mosquitoes. As you’re thinking about what to buy for your vacation or party, add OFF!® Clean Feel to your list for protection from mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies. OFF!® Clean Feel is a fragrance-free, non-sticky repellent and since it’s formulated with Picaridin, it feels good on skin and won’t damage clothing. It repels mosquitoes for up to 8 hours, so you can use OFF!® Clean Feel with confidence and enjoy the holiday outdoors uninterrupted. Prevention is the best protection from mosquitoes. Bug spray is most effective when applied before mosquitoes start to bite, so you should apply it before getting to your 4th of July activity. If you are planning outdoor celebrations and travel how do you protect yourself against contaminated air Airborne Particle Blocker® is the first a nd only topical gel that prevents airborne particles from entering the nose. You apply a small amount of gel around your nasal passages, and it acts as a barrier. It blocks virus-sized particles, pollen, pollution, pet dander and dust. Available in Unscented and Cool Menthol, Naslaguard has products specific for Air Travelers, Pet Lovers, Allergy Sufferers as well as a mask spray, nasal spray and an antiseptic topical gel. The product is safe, drug-free, and non-irritating for the whole family - children, the elderly, and pregnant or nursing women. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 28, 2023 09:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Chill Brands Group CEO takes aim at "moral panic" around vaping

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Chill Brands Group PLC (LSE:CHLL, OTCQB:CHBRF) CEO Callum Sommerton speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive about recent additions to the product range on offer at Chill.com, the performance of the business during the first half of calendar year 2023 and his hopes for the coming months. He reiterates his commitment to launching nicotine-free vapes in the UK market, saying that "the second half of this year is all about that activation", and says Chill Brands is "proving wrong the doubters in relation to what I suggest is a moral panic around vaping that's happening in the UK at the moment." Chill is already marketing nicotine-free vapes in the US, and Sommerton says that he's already "getting great data from our US pilot stores." Contact Details UK Editorial +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

June 28, 2023 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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