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How Over-The-Counter Medicines Could Impact Your Blood Pressure

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Would it surprise you to know that nearly half of all adults in the country have elevated blood pressure, and most don’t even know it? Yet only 30% have spoken with a healthcare professional about the adverse effects some over-the-counter medicines can have on their blood pressure. Recently, Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association’s Chief Clinical Science Officer, conducted a satellite media tour to share precautionary measures that people with high blood pressure need to take before using over-the-counter medications, especially if they have pre-existing conditions or are on other medications. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/x7bVSA55fJ0 High blood pressure, (also referred to as hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked. How to use a home blood pressure monitor Be still. Discuss how to use your home blood pressure monitor with your health care professional. Don't smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Empty your bladder and ensure at least five minutes of quiet rest before measurements. Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining chair, rather than a sofa). Your feet should be flat on the floor and your legs should not be crossed. Your arm should be supported on a flat surface, such as a table, with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is placed directly above the bend of the elbow. Check your monitor's instructions for an illustration or have your health care professional show you how. Measure at the same time every day. It’s important to take the readings at the same time each day, such as morning and evening. It is best to take the readings daily, ideally beginning two weeks after a change in treatment and during the week before your next appointment. Take multiple readings and record the results. Each time you measure, take two readings one minute apart and record the results using a printable (PDF) tracker. If your monitor has built-in memory to store your readings, take it with you to your appointments. Some monitors may also allow you to upload your readings to a secure website after you register your profile. Don't take the measurement over clothes. If you get a high blood pressure reading If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and you are experiencing signs of possible organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision or difficulty speaking, do not wait to see whether your pressure comes down on its own. Call 911, as this is an emergency. A single high reading is not an immediate cause for alarm. If you get a reading that is slightly or moderately higher than normal, take your blood pressure a second time and write the results of the two measurements down. Consult your health care professional to verify if there’s a health concern or whether there may be any issues with your monitor. If your blood pressure readings suddenly exceed 180/120 mm Hg, wait five minutes and test again. If your readings are still unusually high, contact your health care professional immediately. You could be experiencing a hypertensive crisis. AHA recommendation The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the health care professional determine whether treatments are working. Home monitoring, or self-measured blood pressure, is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your blood pressure, don't stop taking your medication without consulting your health care professional, even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring. Understanding Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and High Blood Pressure Look for warnings related to high blood pressure medication. Always read the labels on all over-the-counter medications, especially if you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Look for warnings to those with high blood pressure and to those who take blood pressure medications. If you have high blood pressure and certainly if you are on prescription medication, consult your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements. Be careful with supplements or natural (naturopathic) remedies. There are no special pills, vitamins or drinks that can substitute for prescription medications and lifestyle modifications. Talk to your health care professional before taking any over-the-counter drug or supplement that claims to lower your blood pressure. They may not work as advertised and/or may interfere with other medications. In fact, some can even raise your blood pressure. Decongestants may raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure should be aware that the use of decongestants may raise blood pressure or interfere with the effectiveness of some prescribed blood pressure medications. Be aware of over-the-counter cold and flu preparations that contain decongestants as well. Discuss any medications you wish to use with your health care professional. Check the sodium content. Some over-the-counter medications are high in sodium, which can also raise blood pressure. Look at the active and inactive ingredients lists for words like “sodium” or “soda.” Note the amount of sodium in the medication. People with high blood pressure should consume less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day from all sources — one dose of some over-the-counter medications can contain more than a whole day’s allowance. Other drugs and substances that can raise your blood pressure include: Alcohol Amphetamines Antidepressants Atypical antipsychotics (for example, clozapine and olanzapine) Caffeine Cocaine Oral contraceptives Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (for example, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium) Systemic corticosteroids (for example, prednisone and methylprednisolone) Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without discussing with your health care professional. To learn more visit: heart.org/bptools About Talent Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA is a tenured Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and the Chief Clinical Science Officer at the American Heart Association as of September 2022. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and he trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Elkind holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Elkind’s research focuses on stroke prevention, inflammatory and infectious biomarkers in stroke risk prediction, atrial cardiopathy, immune therapy for acute stroke, and vascular causes of cognitive aging. He is the second neurologist to serve as President of the American Heart Association (AHA) in its 100 year history, from 2020-2021. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 09, 2023 10:57 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation Names Honor Flight Network as Inaugural Partner

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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 its philanthropic arm, the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation, has chosen the Honor Flight Network as its inaugural, national partner. Founded in 2022, the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation honors the company’s legacy of giving while helping to connect its growing business, philanthropic and volunteer endeavors. The foundation – through donations of time, money and other resources – focuses on causes that enable the senior community in furtherance of AmeriLife’s commitment to helping people live longer, healthier lives. “As a values-driven company, giving back is in AmeriLife’s DNA and has been an important part of who we are for more than 50 years,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “I’m incredibly excited that we’re joining forces with the Honor Flight Network, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our partnership.” The Honor Flight Network is a national nonprofit that honors America’s military veterans – especially those who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War – by bringing them, free of charge, to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials that commemorate their sacrifice and service. Since 2005, Honor Flight Network has transported more than 300,000 veterans from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to our nation’s capital, and continues to expand its network of more than 125 hubs across the country in an effort to serve even more veterans and their families. In doing so, the Honor Flight Network and its partners deliver gratitude and appreciation for veterans’ contributions to our freedoms, offering them an opportunity to meet other veterans, remember the fallen, and share their stories and experiences. “Honor Flight Network is tremendously grateful for the generous support from AmeriLife,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight Network. “We are fortunate to call them a valued partner, recognizing and validating our important mission to honor America’s heroes. In joining forces with Honor Flight, AmeriLife is setting the standard of giving with gratitude, and we look forward to a rewarding partnership ahead.” “We’re privileged to be counted among Honor Flight Network’s partners and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship,” added Jim Quinn, Chief Financial Officer for AmeriLife. “Today’s donation opens up exciting opportunities for AmeriLife’s employees and partners to volunteer in support of future Honor Flight Network trips, helping to create memorable experiences for so many of our nation’s heroes.” For more information on the Honor Flight Network and to support its mission directly, donate or volunteer today at HonorFlight.org. To learn more about the AmeriLife Gives Back Foundation, visit us online at AmeriLife.com/GivesBack. ### About Honor Flight Network The Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 with a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by bringing them to Washington, DC to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is currently comprised of over 130 hubs throughout the country dedicated to carrying out the Honor Flight mission. In addition to World War II veterans, the organization transports those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, intermediary operations, and in special cases of terminal illness or injury, veterans from more recent service eras. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken more than 250,000 veterans to Washington D.C. For more information, visit honorflight.org. 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 a 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 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Honor Flight Network Marion Watkins +1 202-302-4937 mwatkins@honorflight.org Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The 8wonder Winter Festival reveals 11 hit songs and Viet Nam’s top artists performing with Maroon 5

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PHU QUOC, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 9 November 2023 - 8Wonder Winter Festival, co-organized by VinFast and VinWonders, today announces that 8Wonder Winter Festival will showcase a unique integrated visual art stage setup to support Maroon 5 for the highly anticipated show. This news comes as 8Wonder Winter Festival exclusively reveals Maroon 5 will play a full set that includes 11 of their record-breaking hits will feature in Phu Quoc. Vinpearl is also delighted to announce the top Vietnamese artists performing at the festival this year. When taking the stage on December 16 in Phu Quoc, Maroon 5 will play a full setlist for more than 75 minutes, including global hits like This Love, Moves Like Jagger, One More Night, Sugar, Don't Wanna Know, Sunday Morning, Girls Like You, Memories, Animals, Maps, She Will Be Loved, and more. Supporting Maroon 5 will be contemporary Vietnamese (Vbiz) stars, including Toc Tien, Justatee, Phuong Ly, Double 2T, Gray D and DJ 2Pillz. Every performance at the 8Wonder Winter Festival ranging from Rap, R&B, Pop, Rock and Soul will offer a lively, colourful and spontaneous musical atmosphere that will captivate 12,000 spectators with "Infinity Wonder." In addition to this feast of musical talent, the visual stage concept of the 8Wonder Winter Festival 2023 will also add to the creative setting. The stage at Tropicana Square will provide an integrated visual art installation to augment and elevate each musical act. Việt Nam’s own brand of contemporary music festival is ready to take the spotlight and become globally recognised as it combines the "world pop-rock monument" with A-list artists of the Vietnamese music scene. In addition to this, the "Twilight till First Light" theme offers the audience hundreds of unique "festivals within a festival" experiences, continuing from dusk to dawn. From 3pm on December 16, visitors can participate in festive activities at the dedicated dining and entertainment complex, Grand World. These activities include a street food festival, the Wake Up Santa Parade, fire dancing and street circus performances, festival-themed face painting and many more. Also, following the climax of 8Wonder are a series of after-party activities: the Gondola aristocratic boat race festival, Wake Up Camping by the beach, the Corona-by-night after-party and an immersive laser light show at the Love Lake. Supporting this festive season, visitors can also check in with a range of lively activities at Phu Quoc United Center: an 8Wonder-themed mermaid show, the Wonder Eco Christmas featuring amusing parades, the Waikiki Water Battle with water games, vibrant DJ music, or exploring the showcase zone, experiencing electric cars and receiving surprising gifts. By featuring a world-class immersive "festival of festivals" musical journey that transcends time and space, the 8Wonder Winter Festival will be a key catalyst in elevating Phu Quoc United Center and Phu Quoc island as the "most sought-after festive destination" on the world tourism map. Contact Details VinFast Media Contact v.chidqd1@vingroup.net Company Website https://8thwonder.vn/

November 09, 2023 08:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

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bet365 Bonus Code BETTINGCOM: Choose $1,000 or $150 Panthers vs Bears NFL Bonus

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November 09, 2023 04:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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20 Most Popular Casino Slang Terms

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If you ever sat down and played a game of cards in a casino or had a turn at online gambling, you probably noticed some of the unique language thrown around the table. As with any field, the world of gambling has unique slang, and the terminology can be confusing and misleading at times. You’re probably left thinking, ‘What is this gibberish about?’ So, in this article, we have pulled together and demystified some of the casino slang you might encounter as you play. These terms can be found as you play online slots, table games, live casinos, bingo, and more. If you are interested in online slots in Canada, you can learn more here. Action: This means a couple of things: the turn of play, how much money you bet or the total bets from the table. Bankroll: How much money you are prepared to play or have put aside for gambling Bet/Betting Limit: More common at land-based casinos; this is the maximum you can bet on one hand/game. Buy-In: This term is mostly specific to poker and has two primary meanings. First, it’s the simple action of exchanging money for chips at a casino. Second, it’s the fee to enter tournaments or sometimes to play at specific tables. They initiate your entry to a tournament and act as the base pot that the casino takes a cut of. Cage: Commonly known as the cashier's cage, this is where you exchange cash for chips or your chips back for cash. Card Sharp: This is used to describe someone who is uncannily gifted at card games, usually in a derogatory manner. A card sharp might refer to a cheater or card counters. Card Washing: This is a shuffling technique used by dealers to ensure proper randomisation of the deck. It’s called ‘card washing’ because the technique involves spreading the cards face down on the table and muddling them with ‘washing’ motions. Chips: A currency used in brick-and-mortar casinos. To avoid confusion between currencies and having to count money at tables, casinos use coloured discs with different denominations to simplify the betting process. Cold/Hot: Terms used to describe people who are on losing or winning streaks, respectively. Comps: Short for ‘complimentary items’, comps are rewards like free alcohol or food to encourage you to keep playing. Sometimes, they also refer to ‘comp points,’ which are loyalty points you can exchange for these same rewards. More common in land-based casinos but available through online VIP schemes, too. Croupier: The French term for a dealer who hosts table games like Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. A croupier is highly skilled and has specialised knowledge of their games, shuffling cards and hosting players. Double or Nothing: A term for when you double a lost bet to try and break even — if you lose, you owe double, but if you win, you owe nothing. This is a common term both in and outside of gambling. Face Cards: The collective name for the picture cards: Jacks, Queens and Kings. High Roller: Gamblers who bet big and find less entertainment in lower-stakes bets. Often, high rollers are given preferential treatment, especially if they’re regulars at a casino. House Edge: The concrete advantage a casino has over the players. The opposite is called RTP or ‘return to player.’ This ensures that over time, the casino will make money from their service to pay for business expenses, such as rent, cleaning services, paying staff, etc. Juice: This term is also sometimes called the rake, the cut, the margin, vig, etc. It is a fee charged by the house for participation in games like poker and craps. Pit Boss/Manager: This person manages table games in a pit, ensuring everything runs smoothly and monitoring the players and croupiers. They are also responsible for resolving issues like angry players. Pit Bosses are authorities in casinos and should be treated with the utmost respect. Railbird: A person who is happy to watch all the action from the sidelines and does not participate in the games. Usually demeaning and primarily directed towards women. Toke: Short for ‘token of appreciation.’ Also commonly known as a sweetener, this is what you call a tip to the croupier. This is not a bribe but encourages your croupier to look after you and help you get the most from their game. Whale: A high-stakes gambler who bets and gambles big, i.e. hundreds of thousands spent. Whales are a step above a high roller, but this also tends to be a negative term, as whales don’t just spend big but lose big, too. This term is also widely used outside of gambling. These are some of the most common slang terms, but you could fill a dictionary with these things. So, we have listed some more common gambling terms here too, including some sports betting terms. Ace in the hole: Stemming from the hole card in poker, this is a hidden advantage a player can use to assure victory. This term is used commonly outside of poker. Backdoor Cover: When a spread bet is affected by meaningless points scored at the end of a match to cover the spread. This term is specifically for underdogs; the opposite is called a ‘Frontdoor Cover.’ Applies to sports betting, particularly common in American football. Bad Beat: When a player has the odds in his favour and loses out of the blue. An improbable, unlucky loss. Buying Points: When a bettor will buy points to adjust a spread or betting odds to their liking. Chalk: This refers to the favourite to win an outcome. Closing Line: The final betting line a sportsbook offers before the start of an event. Cover: In betting, to cover the spread means that a team has beaten the point spread set up by the sportsbook. A favoured team covers when they score more points than required, and an underdog team covers when they lose by fewer points than the spread or win outright. Crapshoot: Deriving from the game of ‘craps,’ this refers to something with an unpredictable outcome. Used widely in and out of gambling circles. Eye in the Sky: Refers to the security system installed over a gambling pit to enforce fair behaviour and monitor disputes. Can refer to the cameras installed in the ceiling in a literal sense or the security team behind them. Face Up: When cards are placed on a table to show their value, it’s we say they’re face up. Commonly used during poker games once players turn their cards to see who has the winning hand. Favourite/Favour: The side expected to win the outcome. Opposite of an Underdog. Marker: This is interest-free credit extended to a player at a casino. Usually reserved for VIP players and expected to be repaid swiftly, typically within a month. Money Line: A bet on which team is selected to win a match, with no bells and whistles. The simplest form of bet you can place. Odds: The likelihood of an outcome occurring. Parlay: Also known as an accumulator, a wager that combines multiple bets where all elements must win to cash out. Payout: The amount of money a player wins from a wager. Point Spread: Also called a ‘spread,’ where you bet on how many points a team will win or lose by. Prop Bet: Short for ‘proposition bet,’ This bet is based on a specific event during that event instead of just the outcome. For example, who will score the first point? Push: The gambling-specific name for a tie where no one wins or loses. This usually results in getting your stake back. Shark: A skilled card player who preys on less experienced players (called ‘fish’). Underdog: Specifically in sports betting, the underdog is the team not expected to win. Opposite of the Favourite. This is just a handful of the hundreds of jargon words you can find in the world of gambling, whether it's at a brick-and-mortar casino or an online sportsbook. You’ll come to understand all of these terms and more as you continue on your gambling journey, but it’s worth familiarising yourself with them quickly. Ease of communication between you, other players and croupiers can only improve your experience. Next time you step into a casino or boot up your PC to play a few rounds, see if you can use one of these terms. You’ll be feeling like a pro in no time. If you are looking for an Online Casino in Canada to get you started, click here to check out our review. Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

November 09, 2023 03:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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What is the bet365 NFL Early Payout Promo?

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In this article, we are going to discuss a fantastic offer from bet365. The early payout offer is available to new and eligible customers. This article is to let new players signing up for the first time know that any customer who backs a team that gains a 17-point advantage in the NFL can cash out their bet as a winner. Continue on to learn more about this excellent offer today. NFL Early Payout Promo This NFL promo from bet365 is one of the best new promos available in the US. All you have to do is place a pre-match bet on the money line (2-way) or match result (3-way) market for any game in the NFL up to and including Super Bowl LVIII. For straight bets, if the team you back gains a 17-point lead (Advantage) at any stage of the game, bet365 will honour your bet, irrespective of whether the opponents come back and win the game. With all parlay bets, if the team you’ve backed gains a 17-point lead, this selection will be marked down as won, and the remaining selections will be left to run. About bet365 bet365 is one of the biggest and most popular sportsbooks in the United Kingdom, established in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. bet365 offerings include some incredible features such as Parlays (Accumulators), cash out and bet features, bet boosts and super boosts, early payouts on MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAAB markets, and live in-game props. You May Also Be Interested In Read more here on the bet365 bonus code, which is available for all new customers. Summary Every customer enjoys promotions and betting offers when you have forthcoming NFL games approaching. This is a great opportunity to get involved with bet365’s fantastic betting offers and take advantage of the potential rewards. The bet365 NFL 17+ NFL early payout bonus is one such offer that will surely excite new customers! Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

November 09, 2023 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Three Cryptos That Traders Are Buying Today: Ripple, Everlodge and PancakeSwap

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According to the on-chart data, Ripple (XRP), PancakeSwap (CAKE), and Everlodge (ELDG) are three cryptocurrencies that are showcasing a buy sign on the chart today. Each crypto is showcasing a solid level of momentum and is trading high into the green zone. But just what kind of returns can they provide? To find out, we will go over each one of them individually. Summary Ripple can rise in value to $1.26 by the end of 2023 PancakeSwap to increase in value to $3.04 by the end of Q4 Everlodge is projected to grow 30x at launch Ripple (XRP) to climb to $1.26 by the end of 2023 Ripple (XRP) also showcased a bullish performance on the daily chart. Specifically, the crypto increased by 12% in the last 24 hours. However, Ripple is also up 38.2% on the monthly chart, signifying positive market sentiment. During the past week, the XRP crypto traded between $0.568484 and $0.725864 in value. Currently, the Ripple market cap is at $38,811,782,186, making it the fifth largest crypto. Based on the current on-chart data, the Ripple price prediction places it at a value of $1.26 by the end of 2023. PancakeSwap to surge in value to $3.04 by the end of 2023 PancakeSwap (CAKE) is trading into the green zone after significantly increasing in value. During the past 14 days, the PancakeSwap crypto is up 104.6% in value. Moreover, during the past week, the crypto saw its low point at $1.22, with its high point at $2.43. In addition, the PancakeSwap market cap is at $549,279,108, making it the 82nd largest crypto. Based on this level of momentum, it's showcasing a buy signal. According to the PancakeSwap price prediction, it can surge to $3.04 by the end of 2023. Everlodge (ELDG) to feature a dedicated Launchpad But Ripple and PancakeSwap were not the only two cryptos to grab attention. Everlodge is an upcoming real estate marketplace that can enable anyone the opportunity to engage with the real estate market starting with a low cost, whilst also getting passive income. The upcoming marketplace will feature unique blockchain technology that can disrupt the industry completely. Each property will get digitized and then minted as an NFT. What this means is that instead of paying millions of dollars to own a property, investors can co-own it at just $100. This way, whenever the property is rented out, they can get capital passively. In addition, there is a dedicated Launchpad through which property builders can raise capital from the community. However, early investors in these projects can get massive ROI. ELDG is the native crypto that can be staked for passive income as well, but it can also be used for governance. Now, during Stage 6 of the presale, the token is offered at $0.023. At launch, analysts project that the cryptocurrency can climb in value by 30x upon its listing on Tier-1 CEXs. As a result, it also showcases a buy signal on the daily chart. Visit Everlodge Contact Details Everlodge Media Team media@everlodge.io

November 08, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The genesis of stone, explores the beauty of Hualien stone sculptures

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HUALIEN, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 8 November 2023 - Located on the east coast of Taiwan, Hualien is rich in stone and minerals. This unique geology forms the renowned Taroko Gorge, Qingshui Cliff, and Qixingtan Beach, attracting domestic and foreign visitors to its majestic scenery. The stone of Hualien is the DNA of the city, integrated into daily life, with stone lining the pedestrian walkways, transportation shelters, collage and mosaic walls, to its community of stone factories, art merchants, sculptors, and artist studios. This vibrant stone culture informs the eminent “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival.” The 2023 edition of “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival” is titled “STONEVERSE,” symbolizing the thousands of possibilities of stone like the stars in the universe, beyond its existence as a material. The main event “Symposium” invites 10 sculptors for a month-long residency from September 30 to October 29, including Jean-Paul Chablais (France), Vincent Beaufils (France), Marino Di Prospero (Italy), Francesco Mazzotta (Italy), Raphael Beil (Germany), Roland Hoeft (Germany), Albena Mihaylova (Bulgaria), Zdravko Zdravkov (Bulgaria), Behnam Akharbin Moghanlo (Iran), Hedayat Sahraei (Iran). After 28 years of operation through “Symposium,” Hualien has in its collection 180 large-scale stone sculptures created by artists from various countries. At the conclusion of their work, stone is granted life and faceted as precious gems, integrated into the majestic scenery of Hualien, awaiting its visitors. The thematic exhibition “Detonation of Essence and Form” in a series of events will be on view at the Hualien County Stone Sculptural Museum until December 24. With works from 14 artists from Taiwan, China, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, among others, the exhibition aims to showcase diverse and contemporary perspectives on stone sculpture and material across generations, covering stone sculpture, metal casting, photography, video installation, imaging, melamine board, paper pulp, and furniture design. Through consistent revisitation and interpretation of classic values, “stone sculpture” as a traditional art also continually renews itself. “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival” is a bridge between Hualien and the world, not only in creating an exceptional space for outstanding stone sculptors from all over the world, but also sharing the beauty of Hualien with the world, and collecting the essence of stone sculpture in Hualien for our understanding and appreciation. Contact Details Tsai Yung Fu hualienvisualart@gmail.com

November 08, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Online Casino Games 101: The Basics

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Since the rise of the internet, online casinos have skyrocketed in popularity the world over. Today, you can find all sorts of different casino games online, from classics like blackjack and poker to quirky, unique titles like game shows, Slingo and even Minesweeper. You can play all of these games for real money or just for fun. However you’re choosing to play, it’s always important to understand the game you’re playing before you start, especially if you’re opting to put money down. If you reside in Canada, once you have read this article, check out the Best Casino Games in Canada. So that you can feel confident and have fun as you play, let’s go through the rules of some of the most popular online casino games: Slots You’ll notice pretty quickly that the vast majority of online casino games are slots. They’re super accessible, with straightforward gameplay and attractive interfaces, and they’re easy to develop with a lot of room for creativity. It doesn’t hurt that they offer some of the biggest payouts, too. Playing slots is often as easy as choosing how much to bet and pressing go. Put down your wager, click to start and watch the reels spin! If the symbols fall into a winning combination, also known as a pay line, you win! You can find winning combinations listed in the game’s paytable, usually displayed beside the reels. This paytable explains what different symbols are worth and how you trigger additional features like multipliers and free spins. These are the basics for slots, but this can change depending on the slot you’re playing. For example, grid slots function differently than reel slots, and other games have extra gameplay features to make the experience more engaging. As such, it’s always worth reading through the rules of the game you’re playing. Blackjack Blackjack, sometimes known as 21, vingt-et-en or Pontoon, is the most commonly played casino game in the world. The goal is simple: get your hand as close to 21 as possible without going over, which is called going bust. In blackjack, players don’t play against each other but against the dealer. To play, the dealer first deals two cards to each participant. As a player, you then have four choices. The basic two are ‘hit’ or ‘stand,’ where you either take another card or keep your hand. You can also ‘double down,’ take another card and double your bet, or ‘split,’ where if you’re dealt two of the same card, you can split them and play two separate hands. The dealer will draw cards until they reach 17 or higher. If the dealer goes bust or your hand is higher than the dealer’s, you win. If you draw, it’s called a push, and your bet is returned to you. Roulette The roulette wheel is one of the most iconic images we associate with casinos. It’s a simple game where players place bets on where they think a ball will land on a wheel. If you’re correct, your bet pays out. Roulette wheels come in different varieties depending on which type of roulette you’re playing. The most common roulette types are American, European and French. The differences lie in wheel size, betting options and house edge. To play, you place your bet on the table of betting options, also known as the ‘layout.’ You can bet on one or a range of numbers, a colour, or evens vs odds. The host, called the croupier, will then spin the wheel to roll the ball. If the ball lands according to your bet, you win. To start playing online roulette at online casinos, click here. Video Poker Don’t get this mixed up with the classic game of poker. Video poker is a single-player experience more akin to a video slot in how it plays. The goal of the game isn’t to outwit your opponent but rather to build the best hand possible. You’re dealt five cards at the top of each round. You then choose which cards to hold and which to discard to improve your hand. Those cards are then replaced, and your hand is matched against the paytable (the list of winning hands) to see how much you potentially win. The paytable lists various poker hands, such as flush, four-of-a-kind and full house. The rarer your hand, the bigger the payout. Video poker comes in a handful of varieties, all with slightly different rules and paytables. Because of this, be sure to take a look at the rules for the video poker game you’ve selected before placing your first bet. Baccarat Baccarat is a curious card game in that the participants aren’t playing at all. Instead, participants bet on whether the dealer or player will win a given hand. The player and banker are both dealt two cards, at which point they hit (take another card) or stand (keep their hand). The hands are then compared, and whoever's total is closer to 9 is the winner. Determining the total of a hand is simple: cards are totalled, and if the total goes above 9, the first digit is dropped. For example, you count 16 as a 6. Participants can bet on whether the banker or player will win or if there will be a tie. When the player wins, the payout is double the bet, but when the banker wins, the bet is matched by less than 100% to account for the house edge, usually around 95%. Finally, a tie pays out 8 to 1, with the most significant risk versus reward. Other popular online casino games Of course, there are many, many more games to find at online casinos, like craps, keno, bingo, scratch cards and even game shows. All of these games will have instruction windows when you start them, so read through them before you play. Many online casinos also provide additional information about these games and their specific selections. Tips for playing online casino games Now you know how to play some of the most popular online casino games out there. But that’s only half the battle! So here are some general tips for playing at online casinos to keep the experience fun and safe: Set a budget ahead of time and stick to it Don’t chase your losses Take frequent breaks — don’t let yourself get swept up Don’t make a bet until you understand the rules of a game Take full advantage of any promotions on offer — this could include free play Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

November 08, 2023 04:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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