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METER Group Introduces the ROS 1 Moisture Analyzer for Food and Pharma

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METER Group today introduced the ROS 1 Moisture Analyzer, a revolutionary, modern, easy-to-use, automated reference method for moisture content analysis. The ROS 1 generates reference-quality data with ease-of-use comparable to halogen moisture balances, without the time and manual effort of drying ovens or the complexity and chemicals of Karl Fischer Titration (KF Titration). “Food and pharma manufacturers rely on moisture content measurements to control their processes and comply with labelling and potency requirements,” said Takuya Ohki, VP, METER Group. “The most accurate moisture content methods are incredibly complex or inefficient. Faster methods lack precision and produce questionable results. “We developed the ROS 1 to address this gap. It’s fast, precise, intuitive, and handles every detail automatically. It combines the best of all methods without their shortcomings.” Water content affects storage stability, appearance, texture, and taste, as well as other physicochemical characteristics of food, and is legally stipulated as well. The ROS 1 Moisture Analyzer determines moisture content from as many as nine samples in 40 minutes with reference-method precision. With an element positioned millimeters from the sample, it precisely heats each sample while cycling them across a highly accurate scale. Throughout the process, it records temperature, weight, and time, then generates an exact drying curve for each sample. Karl Fischer titration is complex and time-consuming. It uses hazardous chemicals and requires a skilled operator. Oven loss-on-drying requires significant hands-on time and often requires hours to complete. Like these reference methods, the ROS 1 is sample agnostic, using intelligent algorithms to recognize the perfect parameters for any substance without having to research test setup. Leveraging automation, it has the potential to save businesses and scientists hundreds of hours each month. “The ROS 1 brings a new level of efficiency and accuracy to food and pharma production, and delivers unprecedented precision and simplicity to workflows,” added Ohki. “Interaction with samples is minimal; the machine does the work, virtually eliminating the risk of human error or fudged data.” The ROS 1 uncovers a depth of real-time, actionable insights that moisture balances and ovens cannot detect, without the time and effort usually required. It dries to a standard, so measurements have real context and meaning. Titration takes a great deal of expertise and is usually only performed by experienced food scientists and other highly skilled employees. It also requires use and disposal of potentially dangerous chemicals. “By-the-book oven methods require hours of repetitive labor and require constant attention from operators. I’ve met manufacturers that had to run an additional lab shift just to manage oven samples. Conversely, the ROS 1 helps you meet industry regulations while automating rote tasks, freeing scientists to focus their attention on more important, profitable work,” added Ohki. Ovens are also problematic, often requiring several hours to dry samples, and additional time spent waiting for samples to cool in desiccators. Other methods that tout speed lack the precision outputs that food and pharma manufacturers require. “Many people who make moisture content measurements neither understand nor care how difficult it is to get precise, reliable results from existing methods,” says Ohki, “But inaccurate measurements have a big impact on the bottom line. For people who understand moisture, this innovation will immediately resonate. Others will get interested when they see what they can now do. “With the ROS 1, METER Group has brought to market the first and only moisture content analyzer device to offer precision of reference methods, the simplicity of an oven, and speed comparable to a moisture balance.” About METER Group METER Group, a Decagon and UMS combined company, delivers real-time, high-resolution data that fuels production and processes for the food quality, environmental research, urban and agriculture sectors. Through the power of its employees, METER combines science, engineering, and design expertise to turn physical measurements into useful information. Learn more at www.metergroup.com. Contact Details JMRConnect Mostafa Razzak +1 202-904-2048 m.razzak@jmrconnect.net

January 20, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tackling Debt while Living Life Mentally, Physically and Financially Well

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January is financial wellness month, and with increased spending during the holiday season and inflation driving up costs, now is the perfect time to learn more about personal finances and how to manage debt. Recently, Chief Client Operations Officer at National Debt Relief, Natalia Brown, conducted a satellite media tour to discuss how to rethink and take action on our financial well-being. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/dXoT0jOqpmc National Debt Relief announced, “The Hidden Cost of Debt,” a multi-phase initiative that aims to destigmatize debt and bring awareness to the mental and physical health implications that often come along with the burden of debt. Kicking off the platform this Financial Wellness Month, the debt relief brand has reimagined their mission and company commitment to taking a human-first approach to personal finances and debt relief. National Debt Relief issued a national survey among 2,000 Americans struggling with debt, which revealed a hunger for debtors to have a game plan in place so they feel confident in their ability to tackle debt while living their life mentally, physically and financially well. National Debt Relief has helped over 400,000 clients resolve unsecured debt by working with creditors and banks to negotiate down the total amount owed in as little as 24-48 months. What’s more, 95% of clients are in a better financial situation, and they are 4x more likely to reach their financial goals and save after one month of completing National Debt Relief’s program. The multi-phased initiative rolling out throughout the first quarter will uniquely position the brand to positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to become debt-free and address some of the brand’s survey findings: The average American loses more than 200 hours of sleep per year due to debt worries and has three “debt nightmares” a week 3 in 5 Americans have considered putting off marriage to avoid inheriting their partner’s debt while 54% believe having a partner who is in debt is a major reason to get a divorce Respondents reported an increase in anxiety, stress, and moodiness because of their debt problems To get started on the path to financial stability, visit nationaldebtrelief.com or call 800-930-1484 for a free consultation. About Natalia Brown: Natalia Brown joined National Debt Relief (NDR) in 2010 and has served as Chief Client Operations Officer since 2019. Natalia plays a vital role in NDR's client journey, overseeing all client-facing operations of the business that sets the foundation to ensure clients’ success. She manages a team of more than 400 representatives and is responsible for creating a collaborative and efficient environment that allows her team to provide an unmatched level of support and guidance to clients on their path to financial stability. About National Debt Relief: National Debt Relief (NDR), a BBB A Accredited business that helps consumers get out of debt and is committed to empowering people on their financial journey, bringing them back to living their lives and away from focusing on debt. NDR offers a successful alternative to bankruptcy, credit counseling or taking on new loans. As a top-rated debt relief company in the U.S., NDR is proud to have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to become debt-free. NDR wants to make sure clients succeed and have the best chance to regain control of their finances. Founded in 2009, NDR is values-centric; built on integrity, growth and connection. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 19, 2022 06:58 PM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Announces Leadership Expansion for Life & Health Brokerage Division

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing annuity, life, and health insurance solutions, today announced an expansion to its Life & Health Brokerage Division leadership amidst record-pacing growth and increased strategic integration between AmeriLife and its nationwide distribution. The appointments, as follows, were announced by Scotty Elliott, president of AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Division: Matt Graham, most recently Vice President, Managed Care Solutions, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Life & Health Operations & Managed Care Solutions. In this newly created role, Graham will provide operational leadership to help the division achieve its overarching productivity and financial goals. He will also work closely with the heads of all product lines to construct and deliver a value-laden platform for agents and advisors to grow their businesses. Graham joined AmeriLife in 2005 and has enjoyed an accomplished career with the organization. He started as a marketer with Medicare Advantage Services and has held a number of other roles with the company, including overseeing operations at Midwestern Marketing, an AmeriLife affiliate. Graham has been a champion for the company’s Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) initiatives and direct-to-consumer projects. Graham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Edith Cowan University. Eric Brennan and Bryan Keevan have both been named Vice President, Life & Health. In these roles, they will each oversee a portfolio of division affiliates and provide strategic direction to help them achieve top- and bottom-line financial objectives. Additionally, they will help their portfolio firms develop and optimize synergies between them and AmeriLife; build and cultivate an operational foundation for a multisolutions approach for their advisors; and assist with long-term integration and succession planning. Prior to AmeriLife, Brennan was president and CEO of AmeriLife affiliate Equita Health Care and an owner and board member of The Equita Group, a leading national Field Marketing Organization (FMO) in the life and health insurance distribution market with more than 10,000 agents serving over 30,000 clients. Brennan began his career in business consulting with Accenture before joining The Equita Group in 2003 and has since served in increasingly senior leadership roles, including launching Equita Financial Expense Services in 2005. Brennan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Systems from the University of Texas, Dallas. Keeven, who has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and Medicare industry, most recently served as Vice President, Managed Care Sales, overseeing the online agent and marketer platform YourMedicare.com. Prior to AmeriLife, he was National Vice President of Sales for Medicare & Marketplace for Molina Healthcare. Previous to that role, served in senior leadership roles with Bloom Insurance Agency, Aetna and Coventry Health Care. Keeven is a licensed insurance agent and holds a bachelor’s degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Southeast Missouri State University and an MBA from Lindenwood University. "To say I’m thrilled for these appointments is an understatement,” said Elliott. “Matt and Bryan’s promotions and Eric’s hiring are a testament to the incredible growth — and opportunities that lie ahead — for AmeriLife’s Life & Health Brokerage Division. I know I speak for our partners across our distribution when I say that we’re excited to get down to work with our new leadership bench and build on the tremendous momentum we achieved in 2021.” ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide financial 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 national distribution network of over 300,000 agents and advisors, more than 40 marketing organizations, and 50 agency locations. 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 Company Website https://amerilife.com/

January 19, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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iTradeNetwork Launches Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Solution to Enable Faster, More Collaborative, Data-Driven Food and Beverage Supply Chains

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iTradeNetwork, the industry’s largest perishables network with over 8,000 food and beverage trading partners, proudly announces the launch of its Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), a new way for companies to collaborate, transact, and drive more profitable supply chains. Network-as-a-Service quickly establishes trading connections between any two companies in the food and beverage industry to meet the evolving and timely demands of today’s environment. In the last two months, more than 60 new enterprises—including industry giants Trader Joe’s, Aldi and MBM/McLane—have joined iTradeNetwork’s industry-leading network to trade with the thousands of companies already on the network. NaaS offers more than just trading connections. It includes capabilities for buyer-mandated Advance Ship Notices (ASN); allows adherence to regulatory mandates in the U.S. and Canada like the recent Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and the Safe Food for Canadians Act; provides superior quality via fresh inspection and reduces transportation costs through enhanced freight capabilities. To remain competitive and improve resilience, buyers and sellers need the simplicity of one trading network and a single supply chain analytics hub. This eliminates second-guessing and back-office rework. Network-as-a-Service provides all this and more: Immediate connectivity to any retail grocer or foodservice distributor. Get paid faster and reduce back-office rework: benefit from industry-best invoice matching rates in excess of 97 percent and eliminate manual reconciliation that delays payment. Be more responsive: quickly meet emerging regulations or buyer mandates such as Advanced Ship Notices, the U.S. Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, Safe Food for Canadians Act, FSMA 204 and more. Analytics and insights: take decisive action with supply chain health monitoring, opportunity and trend identification, anomaly management, and contract and pricing evaluations. Collaboration with trading partners: communicate with in-app real-time messaging instead of phone calls and emails. Act quickly on P.O. changes, complete with audit trails. “Today’s supply chains are more complex than ever, but they should not require equally complex tech stacks to manage them. Network-as-a-Service not only connects suppliers and buyers quickly so they can start transacting, but it also provides add-on modules for traceability, freight and other solutions to help suppliers compete and achieve supply chain resiliency,” said Nathan Romney, Chief Product Officer of iTradeNetwork. To learn more about Network-as-a-Service, contact sales@itradnetwork.com. ABOUT ITRADENETWORK iTradeNetwork, Inc. (ITN) is the leading global provider of supply chain management solutions for the food and beverage industry. Built upon deep industry expertise, a rich data foundation and the industry’s most extensive trading partner network, iTradeNetwork’s collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers of all sizes to reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships. Today, iTradeNetwork’s growing customer list includes thousands of global companies. For more information, visit: www.itradenetwork.com. Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 itn@landispr.com Company Website https://www.itradenetwork.com/

January 19, 2022 06:01 AM Pacific Standard Time

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NEW WAYS IN THE NEW YEAR

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/kgg6YB2vYLU New research finds close to 70% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions before February 1 st. That’s why it’s important to approach 2022 with realistic and achievable goals. Whether focusing on diet and exercise or overall well-being, there are ways to move forward without feeling overwhelmed. The American Psychological Association recommends starting small and changing one behavior at a time. Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Mia Syn has come up with a four-step plan to incorporate new ways into new year routines. MORE MOVEMENT: Each year, millions of Americans decide to start off the year with new exercise routines. Syn says this is a good idea. However, she prefers to keep it easy and more realistic, saying, “One of my top tips is to include more movement into your everyday lives.” According to the CDC, it’s recommended that people get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. Syn points out that “movement” can mean something different for everyone, adding, “It’s all about a balanced routine. It could be a quick walk around the block or going up and down the stairs a few times at home.” She says household chores, like gardening and mowing the lawn even counts as moderate activity. If someone is further along on their fitness journey, it can include running, weight training, and biking. Syn recommends talking with a health care professional about setting up any new routine that affects one’s overall health and wellness. SUPPORT SLEEP: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that many people continue to report sleep problems since the start of the pandemic. Syn’s second step includes a few ideas to support sleep throughout the year, starting with sticking to a consistent sleep schedule. This includes going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, including weekends. Next, create a room that’s ideal for sleeping — cool, dark, and quiet. Finally, really try to get seven hours of sleep each night. Syn says it’s important to note that sleep has a tremendous impact on a person’s mental and physical health, adding, “That’s why I recommend Natrol Sleep+.” From the #1 drug-free sleep aid brand in America ^, Natrol Sleep+ is an innovative product line that blends melatonin and secondary ingredients with calming, beauty and immune health benefits, all designed to plus up your sleep. † The brand offers three different gummies, starting with Immune Health, which supports a healthy immune system and helps with revitalizing sleep. † The second option is Natrol Sleep+ Calm, that helps calm an active mind and body to ease someone to sleep. † The third type is Beauty. This option helps people get better sleep and wake up looking refreshed and renewed. † Syn says these gummies are great-tasting, 100% drug-free, non-GMO, vegetarian & gelatin free, and free of synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners like corn syrup. The brand options are available at Natrol.com, Amazon and all major retailers and drug stores. www.natrolsleepplus.com Facebook: @natrol Instagram: @natrolofficial Twitter: @natrol Hashtag: #DreamyNatrolNights †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ^ Nielson, xAOC, 52 weeks ending 12/04/21 GET CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN: As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Syn admits that she’s always looking for ways to enhance diets while getting creative in the kitchen. “This year, I’d love for families to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables,” says Syn, adding, “It’s an easy way to get the nutrients that are needed to help support your immune system.” In general, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that adults eat at least one and a half to two cups of fruit and two to three cups of vegetables each day. Syn suggests starting with a charcuterie board filled with every color under the sun. One tip is to overflow it with all types of fruits and vegetables. Some olives, nuts, and crackers can be added for extra flavor. “My absolute favorite thing to include is dip,” says Syn, “Good Foods has a variety of plant-based dips to make heathy eating easy and delicious.” This wide selection of better-for-you dips, includes new Spicy Queso Blanco, and has something for everyone — including those living vegan, paleo and keto lifestyles — and are packed with flavor and contain no added sugar. Syn points out that each can be eaten solo or as a part of a favorite recipe. Consumers can find Good Foods’ dips and spreads in stores nationwide, including Target and Costco. For more information, go to goodfoods.com. Facebook: @ goodfoodsgroup Instagram: @ goodfoods Pinterest: Pinterest.com/ilovegoodfoods LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA: The last of Syn’s new ways to include healthier habits into daily routines is to spend less time on social media. She suggests trying to audit how much time is spent on popular platforms, asking people to “really be aware of what kind of information is being consumed, and if it’s having a positive or negative affect on their lives.” According to the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, it has found that limiting one’s social media engagement to 30 minutes per day leads to better mental health and positively impacts a person’s overall well-being. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 18, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Simple Recipes and Tips to Engage the Kids in the Kitchen After Holiday Break

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A new year brings the return of hectic school schedules, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to say goodbye to the quality family time that was cherished during the holidays. Recently, mom, self-taught cook and recipe developer, Siri Daly, partnered with Juicy Juice 100% juice on a satellite media tour to share tips and recipes to help parents stay connected with their kids through cooking. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Rl0LP-7fyQY After a year like no other, It’s more important than ever to continue to spend time together, even when families return to busy, action-packed and activity-filled schedules. No matter how busy life gets, Juicy Juice can help parents make the most of time with their family. To inspire families to cook up some fun in the kitchen, Siri Daly is sharing simple, easy-to-make, kid-friendly recipes. Parents can make them with their kids as a way to spend quality time together. These simple recipes call for “a little bit of this, a little bit of that” and their favorite Juicy Juice 100% juice. A taste of Siri’s original parent- and kid-friendly recipes: Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars – Crunch, spice & everything nice! These bars are a fantastic and easy on-the-go snack and are bursting with apple flavor. They are also the perfect addition to the lunchbox. Fruit Punch Smoothie Bowl – A deliciously juicy breakfast for your little loved ones. The bowl is basically a deconstructed smoothie made with lots of berries, creamy yogurt, and Juicy Juice 100% Juice Fruit Punch. Spinach & White Grape Frozen Pops – While these fun frozen ice pops may be packed with spinach, you wouldn’t even know it! With sweet pineapple and Juicy Juice 100% Juice in White Grape, these make an ideal “anytime” snack. Juicy Juice will be releasing additional recipes through June on juicyjuice.com/SIRIouslyFunCooking to provide families with seasonal snack and mealtime ideas throughout the year. SIRIously Fun Sweepstakes Juicy Juice is also giving parents the chance to win a $100 gift card for groceries to make Siri’s recipes, including Juicy Juice 100% juice. Each day through Friday, February 25, five winners will receive $100 gift cards, that’s 50 days of prizes! Parents need to only submit the online entry form at juicyjuice.com/siriouslyfunsweepstakes for a chance to win. Winners will also receive a signed copy of Siri Daly’s book, Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook as an additional prize to further explore their skills in the kitchen and bond over creating more delicious dishes. For more recipes and tips from Siri, please visit juicyjuice.com/SIRIouslyFun and be sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. About Siri Daly Siri Daly is a mom, a self-taught cook and a recipe developer. She is also the founder of Siriously Delicious, a popular food blog that chronicles real-life cooking, and a former Food Contributor on the TODAY Show where she still regularly appears as a guest chef for cooking segments. In addition, Siri has a cookbook called Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook. Siri, along with her husband Carson Daly and their four children live in the greater New York area. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 18, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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KILTER’S 2nd ANNUAL “MILES FOR MEANING” WITH $60K IN DONATION PRIZES FOR CHARITIES SET TO LAUNCH IN MARCH

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Miles for Meaning, the activity-driven charity challenge created by Kilter in 2021 will return with more donation prize money available to charities this March 1-31, it was announced by Seth Braddock, Kilter Founder & CEO. “Our inaugural Miles for Meaning was a big hit with charities and their supporters as thousands of people put in over 300,000 miles,” said Braddock.” The campaign raised $125,000. This year, our goal is to double those numbers.” Kilter is the most inclusive activity-based engagement platform for good. The platform is used by charities and brands to unite supporters and employees through everyday health, wellness and lifestyle activities. Miles for Meaning, open to both charities and companies for their supporters and employees, will provide tens of thousands of dollars in donation prizes to charities, including a $30,000 grand prize donation. Participants in the event will accumulate miles (steps, run, bike, walk, roll) from March 1-31 and can also fundraise themselves for their favorite charity if they so choose. The participating charity and company teams will compete to win cash donation prizes sponsored by Kilter, Comcast SportsTech, TVP, Bonfire, Nonprofit Hub, Charity Teams, & more. “Kilter is a game changer and that’s why I joined their advisory board,” said Meb Keflkezighi, the only person to ever win an Olympic medal and the New York City and Boston Marathons. “They support charities such as the MEB Foundation while providing runners with the world’s most inclusive supporter engagement platform. I’m looking forward to donating my hustle and racking up my Miles for Meaning this March.” During the first year of the campaign in March 2021, more than 5,500 total participants racked up 324,000 miles and $125,000 in donations for their favorite causes. The grand prize winner in 2021 was Dylan's Wings of Change, who have since used Kilter for 14 additional events and have reached 200% more supporters and doubled their fundraising potential by utilizing Kilter. ABOUT KILTER Kilter is the world's most inclusive supporter engagement platform that turns everyday health, wellness and lifestyle activities into opportunities for people to drive charitable dollars to their favorite causes, all while building culture and community to make a global impact. With 50+ trackable activities from running to yoga to pickleball to volunteering, plus our best in class user experience, functionality and customer support, employers, nonprofits and event producers will meet their supporters where they are today (on their phones) and easily exceed engagement and impact goals. Learn more at www.kilterapp.com. Contact Details Kilter Julian Lavelle +1 315-708-3494 julian@kilterapp.com Company Website https://www.kilterapp.com

January 18, 2022 10:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Osmo From BYJU’s Names Peter Glovin Senior Vice President of Educational Sales

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Award-winning STEAM brand, Osmo from BYJU’S, announces Peter Glovin’s appointment as Senior VP of Educational Sales, effective immediately. In this role, Glovin, a seasoned senior edtech sales executive, will develop and implement a U.S. sales strategy for the brand’s educational sales division, Osmo Education, as well as expand its sales team, targeting the Pre-K to Grade 5 education market. Osmo Education celebrated its fifth anniversary last March. “Peter’s proven background in edtech sales and business development will undoubtedly help open doors for Osmo in the education field,” says Cherian Thomas, Senior Vice President of International Business at Osmo from BYJU’S. “While we’ve seen tremendous support from kindergarten and elementary teachers in the past five years who individually purchased Osmo to use inside classrooms across the country, we’d love to build sales and begin support for the education community at the district level.” Glovin’s remarkable track record of success and longevity in sales is defined by his expertise in creating and implementing innovative sales programs, and providing targeted solutions for high-level customers. He was previously Senior Vice President of Sales at MIDAS Education where he led sales efforts for K-12, Higher Ed and Workforce development markets. “I see enormous growth potential for Osmo in the education market,” says Glovin. “The combination of tactile exploration and innovative technology is a powerful package that will help transform the way students learn while in school, and I’m energized by the shared vision that its learning system will be used by many more school kids in the near term, in addition to the focus and dedication of the team leading Osmo. I’m very excited to be part of the worldwide growth of BYJU’S.” Prior to MIDAS Education, Glovin was Vice President of District Relations at BrainPOP, where he led sales efforts for the K-12 supplemental content segment, increasing sales 500% between 2008 and 2019, and helping to expand the company’s domestic K-12 market share to 35%, plus building presence in key states like Texas, New York, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and California. He was also closely involved in STEM-related product launches and liaising with industry advocacy groups. Before BrainPOP, Glovin held a number of business development roles for educational technology companies. In his early career, he held marketing roles with a number of media and publishing companies. Glovin has a B.A. from Hobart College. About Osmo from BYJU’S Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand, wholly owned by BYJU’S, the leading global edtech company. Osmo from BYJU’s and Osmo Education products are used in over 2.5 million homes and 50,000 classrooms, respectively. Osmo builds a universe of hands-on, curriculum-based learning experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The brand brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Learn more at PlayOsmo.com and Osmo Education. Contact Details Osmo Lisa Fujioka lisa@tangibleplay.com Company Website http://schools.playosmo.com

January 18, 2022 05:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Gym Aesthetics Collaborates with OliveX Holdings Limited (OLX.NSX) on the NFTs in the Sandbox

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STUTTGART, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 18 January 2022 - Gym Aesthetics, a fashionable and dynamic German fitness apparel brand, is pleased to announce its collaboration with OliveX (BVI) Limited, a subsidiary wholly-owned by OliveX Holdings Limited (NSX: OLX), to bring Gym Aesthetics trademarked fitness apparel to the metaverse. Gym Aesthetics digital items will be designed, constructed and distributed by OliveX while experiences are being offered to users within the 12 x 12 parcel of land owned by OliveX in the Sandbox through the sale of NFTs. The Sandbox is a leading decentralized virtual real estate and gaming world from Animoca Brands and has partnered with globally significant brands and Intellectual Property (IP) such as Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki and The Walking Dead. Users will be able to visit the OliveX owned 12 x12 parcel of land and Social Hub which will include a marketplace for the Gym Aesthetics trademarked NFTs and provide a digital space for the Gym Aesthetics experiences. The Gym Aesthetics NFTs will provide players the ability to enjoy their rewards across a wider range of games, including utility within the wider OliveX ecosystem including Dustland Runner and Dustland Rider as well as in the Sandbox. Miranda Wong, Managing director of Gym Aesthetics, commented: “To cater the 24 hour fitness market demand, Gym Aesthetics plans to initiate a brand new "Fitness Interactive Platform" for the establishment of digital fitness ecosystem. The launching of NFTs is our first step to embrace the new era of digital fitness.” About Gym Aesthetics Gym Aesthetics is a fashionable and dynamic German fitness apparel brand which appeals to both the aesthetics and functional needs of its customers worldwide. Gym Aesthetics is the brainchild of two Bosch engineers, Phil and Aleks, serving the automobile industry and two professional Youtubers and athletes, Karl and Ralf. Its initial flashy wide stringers and short, thigh hugging shorts stormed the German bodybuilding community with enormous success, and achieved cult status shortly. 2017 marked a new chapter for Gym Aesthetics when an Asian fund company spotted its potential and invested in the German brand to further reinforce its brand image, expand its product range and market share globally. The headquarters was subsequently relocated to Hong Kong, with branches in Stuttgart, Germany and Beijing, China. Gym Aesthetics has a significant social media presence and has partnered with prominent fitness professionals such as Sergi Constance, a world renowned Spanish bodybuilder, Mr. Olympia competitor, world famous influencer with 5.1 million followers and the Gym Aesthetics' current brand ambassador. Currently, Gym Aesthetics is proactively embracing omni-channel marketing and retailing, and is making impressive strides in its globalisation strategy. In line with this strategy Gym Aesthetics is now seeking to bring its world class apparel products to the fitness metaverse. About OliveX Holdings Limited: OliveX (NSX:OLX) is a digital health and fitness company selling innovative products and applications to deliver a unique user experience using artificial intelligence, gamification and premium content. With its flagship product the KARA Smart Fitness Mirror and associated subscription-based applications, OliveX provides a platform that links and engages consumers with brands, influencers and fitness coaches and that enables any space to become a personal fitness studio. OliveX has a market reach that spans over 170 countries. #GymAesthetics Contact Details Roy / Susanna corporate@gymaesthetics.com

January 18, 2022 03:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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