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Most Popular Canadian Slot Games 2024 - Top 10 Games

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Canadian gamblers have a particular fondness for slot machines, which are widely regarded as the "heart and soul" of casinos. The majority of casino revenue is generated by its slot machines. Because of the dazzling lights, potential for big wins, and variety of themes available, slot machines are a favourite pastime not just for locals but also for tourists from other cities. Let's continue exploring the fascinating world of Canadian casinos by looking at some of the most captivating slot machines that have captured the imaginations and hearts of players from all around the country. You can learn more about Canadian online casinos at sootoday.com 1. Mega Moolah One name sticks out above the others when talking about progressive jackpot slots: Mega Moolah. This game has become a legend both inside and outside of Canada thanks to its incredible and significantly life-changing prizes. Given that Mega Moolah is a game with a wilderness theme. It gives players the possibility to win the coveted Mega Jackpot, it is not a surprise that the game continues to top popularity rankings. 2. Thunderstruck II The venerable Norse-themed slot machine Thunderstruck II has also captured the attention of Canadian players. The game's amazing soundtrack, unique gaming mechanics, and detailed graphics and audio design entice players to return for more. 3. Book of Ra Book of Ra is a widely played slot game in Canada that transports players to the enchanted realm of ancient Egypt. This game has captured the attention of Canadian gamblers. This game adds an added layer of excitement with its expanding symbols and free spins, which makes it popular among players who enjoy exploration-themed games. 4. Gonzo's Quest Gonzo's Quest, with its unique avalanche feature and captivating 3D graphics, has become a staple in Canadian casinos. In addition to offering players entertainment and the chance to win priceless rewards, this slot game takes them on a quest to find the long-lost city of gold. 5. Immortal Romance Immortal Romance offers a slot machine gaming experience that is unmatched if you adore tales of vampires and forbidden love. The intricate plot of the game, which is supported by several other aspects, keeps players intrigued as they learn more about the characters. 6. Starburst In Canada, there is a sizable fan base for the slot game Starburst. This game is renowned for its eye-catching colours and simple yet captivating gameplay. The re-spin function and growing wilds in this game give it the potential to be visually pleasing as well as financially lucrative. 7. Mega Fortune With its lavish design and generous payouts, Mega Fortune, another game that vies for the progressive jackpot, allows players to enjoy the better things in life. This game, which features symbols of wealth and luxury, will appeal to those who have always dreamed of becoming successful in life. 8. Cleopatra Like Book of Ra, Cleopatra is a video slot game that takes players to ancient Egypt and has the enigmatic queen herself on the reels. Canadian players have rated it as their best option for years because of its simple gameplay and substantial free spins bonus. 9. Game of Thrones By putting the battle for the Iron Throne on the reels, this online slot game takes advantage of the enormous popularity of the television series. Thanks to the numerous free spin opportunities associated with several houses, players can identify with the noble family of their choosing. 10. Avalon II This slot machine takes players on an adventure through a medieval world and is the sequel to the original Avalon game. Because of the immersive experience the game offers—created by the numerous bonus rounds and stunning animations—gamers in Canada are drawn to it. Summary While these slots have undoubtedly made a reputation for themselves in Canada, it's important to remember that different players will always have quite different tastes. There is a slot game that suits every player's tastes because of the extreme variety of themes, gaming mechanics, and bonus features that are offered. Canada's citizens can now play some of the most well-liked slot games from the comfort of their own homes or without having to take their mobile devices with them, thanks to the growth of online casinos. The availability of the Internet has only contributed to the rise in popularity of slot machines in Canada, making them a vital part of the dynamic casino culture that permeates the entire nation. With technology advancing at a rapid pace, it's exciting to see how slot games will continue to captivate and amaze gamers throughout the Great White North. Contact Details J Stewart joshua.stewart@acroud.com

January 19, 2024 01:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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ASSOCIATION OF PICKLEBALL PLAYERS ESTABLISHES OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS, TRAINING FACILITY AT THE FORT IN FORT LAUDERDALE

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The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) unveiled plans for a permanent home at The Fort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., making the APP the first pickleball organization ever to establish an official headquarters and training center. The state-of-the-art facility, featuring 43 courts and the world’s first pickleball stadium, will further support the APP’s mission in developing the sport’s talent and growing pickleball at all levels. “Our new headquarters and training facility provides the Association of Pickleball Players an incredible opportunity to grow beyond hosting world-class events,” said APP Founder Ken Herrmann. “The Fort will set the bar for pickleball facilities worldwide and will allow us to further develop the APP into the leading global pickleball organization. We cannot wait to officially call South Florida—the epicenter of pickleball action—our home.” Co-Founders Brad Tuckman and Rich Campillo envision The Fort as more than a pickleball club; it's a community hub where pickleballers discover a home away from home and experience the essence of South Florida living. “Aligning with the APP was a natural choice, as their vision mirrors our own—to elevate the game while honoring its inclusive roots as a sport for everyone, whether for social play or professional ambition. With the APP playing a central role in our training and development initiatives, we're now even better positioned to establish The Fort as the premier pickleball destination, providing a perfect blend of competition and unparalleled entertainment for everyone,” said Tuckman. The APP and The Fort share a mutual vision to support the growth of pickleball and develop the sport’s talent at its core. This builds on the APP’s reputation as the first and original USA Pickleball-sanctioned tour by now establishing a regular wide range of year-round programming opportunities tailored to pickleball players of all skill levels and ages. The APP’s current plans for growth are highlighted by: Holding world-class, international pickleball tournaments and events for elite pros and amateurs Junior player development for U.S. and international students Programs for high-performance touring pros seeking structured, year-round training Opportunities for aspiring pickleball players from around the world to train, engage with other players and enjoy a vast array of resources at their disposal Serving as the official training home for the APP Next Gen National Team The Fort will deliver an unmatched pickleball experience. The heart of The Fort is its pickleball club accompanied by: 43 professional courts and the world’s first dedicated pickleball stadium 14 weatherproof courts for play rain or shine Open and reserved play, clinics, leagues and tournaments for casual and competitive players Pro shop, locker rooms and fitness recovery center 4,000 square foot event center, and food and beverage options offering a blend of social and culinary delights that embody the South Florida lifestyle Located within the 93-acre Snyder Park and adjacent to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, The Fort is scheduled to have its grand opening later this year, in time to welcome pickleball players to the APP’s final Major of the 2024 season. To learn more about The Fort, visit playthefort.com and follow @PlayTheFort on Instagram and Facebook. The APP’s new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale enables the organization to embed itself in one of the strongest pickleball communities in the world. In addition to being the home of The Fort, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area represents the single largest concentration of pickleball players in Florida, with 20 percent of the state’s pickleball-playing population residing in the area. According to the APP’s 2023 player participation research data, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area is the fourth largest pickleball market in the nation, with 3.1 percent of their population having played the sport at least once in the past twelve months. The APP is currently welcoming more than 1,200 pickleball players to Southwest Florida with the APP Punta Gorda Open now through Sunday, January 21. More information about how to compete at an upcoming APP event—including Tour dates, registration and ticket information—is available on theapp.global. About The APP The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) provides opportunities for pickleball players of all ages and skill levels—professionals, amateurs and recreational—to compete in world-class pickleball events for the opportunity to win prize money and be seen on internationally televised broadcasts. The APP was founded in 2019 and operates the first and only tour fully and officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. In 2023, it held 19 events across the country and supported five international tournaments. The APP prides itself on developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its APP Next Gen Series, the APP Next Gen National Team and other youth initiatives. The 2024 schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About The Fort The Fort, a public private partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, is a lively hub for pickleball and sports enthusiasts, nestled next to the FLL airport in Snyder Park's 93 acres. Catering to all skill levels, the Fort features 43 pickleball courts, including 14 weatherproof covered, and the first-ever pickleball stadium. Beyond pickleball, The Fort offers a variety of activities like golf simulators, a dart room, beach tennis, paddle boarding on a scenic 7-acre lake, bocce, and live music with lakeside dining. The Fort is more than a venue for games; it's an immersive experience for dining, socializing, and entertainment, making it a symbol of community and good old fashion fun. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://theapp.global

January 18, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Sage, the Labrador Retriever, Receives Hero’s Welcome Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

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In an emotional homecoming unlike any before, the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to port after a strenuous eight-month deployment, with extensions that tested the resilience of its sailors. But among the many heroes welcomed back, none shone brighter than Sage, the three-year-old Labrador Retriever who served as more than just a mascot, but as a vital member of the ship's warfighter toughness mental health and resiliency team. Sage, trained by Mutts with a Mission and raised by the dedicated "Some Guy Named Allen" — Allen Fabijan — has been a beacon of comfort and morale for sailors. Her presence aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford has helped countless crew members navigate the stress of deployment. The sight of Sage, with her wagging tail and empathetic eyes, became synonymous with a haven of peace amidst the waves of uncertainty and challenge. The pier was excited with signs and cheers for Sage, a testament to her impact on the ship's community. "Sage is a rockstar! It was crazy to see all the signs made for her on the pier for the homecoming," said Allen Fabijan, reflecting the collective sentiment of the crew and their families. He added, "I am touched by the countless stories from sailors and family members Sage was able to help while the FORD was deployed. It's an amazing story, and I hope the NAVY finds a way to bring more dogs like Sage into service." Sage's return marks the first homecoming of its kind, setting a precedent for the role of support animals in military operations. Her deployment has not only proven successful but has also sparked a conversation on the broader implementation of stress control canines across the Navy. As the USS Gerald R. Ford docks, the sailors and their families are not the only ones celebrating. The legacy of Sage and the Mutts with a Mission program stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of companionship and support in the most challenging of times. For more information on Sage's journey and Mutts with a Mission, please visit https://www.muttswithamission.org. Contact Details: Mutts with a Mission info@muttswithamission.org Allen Fabian, “Some Guy Named Allen” Instagram @someguynamedallen https://www.instagram.com/someguynamedallen Alpha Bull LLC. cs@alphabull.io Ph +1 (800) 530-0142 www.alphabull.io www.publiccompany.us www.pubcowire.com www.publiccompanypr.com About Mutts with a Mission and Allen FabijanMutts with a Mission is a non-profit organization based in Virginia, renowned for its commitment to training assistance dogs for veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities. With a steadfast dedication to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through the bond of a well-trained canine, Mutts with a Mission stands as a paragon in the field of service dog training. Each dog, like Sage, is a testament to the organization's excellence and the profound impact a canine companion can have. Allen Fabijan, also known as "Some Guy Named Allen," is the compassionate Puppy Raiser and trainer behind Sage's success. His remarkable journey with Sage can be followed on his Instagram, Some Guy Named Allen, where he shares the inspiring tales and behind-the-scenes looks at the training that transforms these dogs into lifelines for those in service. His work extends beyond the realm of canine training into the heart of the community, as detailed on US1061, highlighting his multifaceted contributions and the indelible mark he leaves on every mission and every life Sage touches. For more information on Mutts with a Mission and to discover how you can support their cause, please visit www.muttswithamission.org.Follow Allen Fabijan's Journey:Instagram: @someguynamedallenCommunity Stories: Some Guy Named Allen on US1061 Contact Details ALPHABULL MEDIA Allen Fabijan "Some Guy Named Allen" +1 800-530-0142 cs@alphabull.io Company Website https://us1061.com/some-guy-named-allen/

January 17, 2024 05:07 PM Eastern Standard Time

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CES Sneak Peek with Stephanie Humphrey

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CES – running from Jan. 9 – 12 – is the most powerful tech event in the world and a proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This year, organizers are expecting over 3,500 exhibitions, spread across 2.4 million square feet of exhibit space. Recently, Tech-Expert Stephanie Humphrey partnered with some of her favorite brands on a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss her top picks from this year’s show. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/toGeBBJ3pxk Attendees this year can expect to find new releases and innovations across a wide swath of technology, including laptops, wearables, health and beauty tech, smart home technology, TVs and home entertainment, automotive and EV, and a lot of AI. Here are Stephanie’s top picks: RoboRock S8 MaxV Ultra Making its debut this year, right here at CES, The S8 MaxV Ultra from Roborock is redefining how we clean our homes. The deep cleaning capabilities and self-maintenance features make cleaning more convenient than ever before. And with their Corner-to-Edge technology, which includes the FlexiArm Side Brush and Edge Mop, cleaning those hard to reach places has never been easier. And the best part? You can jumpstart your cleaning tasks by simply saying ‘Hello Rocky’ McAfee Deepfake Audio Detection To help combat that rise of online scammers using artificial intelligence, online protection experts McAfee have unveiled their new AI-powered Deepfake Audio Detection technology, to help people differentiate between real and manipulated, or fake, content. Known as Project Mockingbird, this technology will be a reliable resource for consumers amidst the rise of malicious and misleading, AI-generated material online. McAfee is working to integrate the technology as part of McAfee+ so keep an eye out for that in the coming months. Tonies Tonies are a great screen-free educational toy option for children! Just in time for the New Year, there are three new Tonies that can help your kid develop healthy habits – Yoga, Mindfulness, and Potty Training. Just pop any of the Tonies on top of the Toniebox and they will play a variety of stories, songs and lessons that can help develop children’s emotional intelligence with age-appropriate tech. They are perfect for any parents who want to embrace tech, but don’t want their kids staring at screens all day. XREAL Air 2 Pro AR Glasses The X-Real Air 2 Pro AR glasses are a great option for gaming, watching movies and TV, working at a desk, or incorporating augmented reality apps into your day-to-day life. They can turn nearly any device into a 130-inch virtual big screen that only you can view through the glasses. And because they look like normal sunglasses, they will fit right in your pocket and blend seamlessly into your day. This is truly the next generation of wearable tech and spatial computing. For more information on everything Stephanie discussed, you can check out stephaniehumphrey.com or follow me on Instagram at @techlifesteph About Stephanie Humphrey Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is currently a technology contributor for ABC News where she works as part of the nationally-syndicatedStrahan Sara & Keke team. Her expertise is built upon more than a decade as a Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 17, 2024 03:22 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Protecting Older California Homes from Earthquake Damage – biggest program expansion ever

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According to the California Earthquake Authority (which supports and oversees CRMP with Cal OES), there are more than 1.2 million houses in California built before 1980 in high-hazard areas that are vulnerable to collapse or destruction by sliding off the foundation during a strong earthquake. Recently, Chief Mitigation Officer at the California Earthquake Authority, Janiele Maffei, conducted a satellite media tour to spread critical awareness about the importance of seismic retrofits and share resources to help California Homeowners protect their home from earthquake damage. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/bOtBz633hZk On January 10, the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) kicked off the 2024 Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) open registration, during which California homeowners can apply for up to $3,000 in grants to retrofit qualifying pre-1980 homes. Supporting this effort will be an education campaign focused on ZIP Code eligible areas, which aims to spread critical awareness about the grant period, earthquake safety, and residential mitigation including Eureka, San Francisco, Salinas/Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego. Registration for the 2024 EBB grant program continues through February 21st. Overall, EBB hopes to provide funding for approximately 6,000 seismic retrofits this year. EBB grants help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the crawl space walls of older homes, when present, and bolt houses to their foundations, making them less vulnerable to earthquake damage. In the ten years since it began, the EBB program has assisted more than 23,000 homeowners in strengthening their homes against earthquake damage. The EBB grant program is administered by the California Residential Mitigation Program ( CRMP ) a Joint Powers Authority between the California Earthquake Authority ( CEA ) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services ( Cal OES ). Homeowners in 815 high-risk ZIP Codes can apply for grants of up to $3,000 to offset the cost of a seismic retrofit that can help lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake. In addition, income-eligible homeowners can qualify for supplemental grants – amounts vary depending on the region and type of retrofit completed. These supplemental grants may cover up to 100 percent of the cost of a seismic retrofit. Seismic retrofits covered by the EBB program are completed by FEMA trained contractors and can help reduce damage to a house in the event of a destructive earthquake by bracing existing cripple walls in the crawl space with plywood and bolting the home to its foundation. Since 2014, more than 23,000 EBB retrofits have been completed. The new EBB registration period coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, a damaging 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck early in the morning of January 17th, 1994. It caused an estimated $20 billion dollars in damages and 57 deaths and led to the State legislature creating the CEA in 1996. To learn more about the retrofit grant visit: EarthquakeBraceBolt.com About Janiele Maffei: Janiele Maffei was hired as CEA’s first Chief Mitigation Officer in May 2011 and became Director of Research in 2015. Currently her responsibilities include managing the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) and that program’s first retrofit incentive program-- Earthquake Brace and Bolt (EBB); various research projects that will benefit the strategic insurance, mitigation, and education goals of CEA; and other mitigation efforts that will benefit both policyholders and California homeowners. Thanks to EBB, more than 22,000 California homeowners have completed a code-compliant seismic retrofit. Janiele and her team often hear the sentiment from homeowners that they can now sleep better at night. Janiele is proud to be part of the effort helping a growing number of California families live in more resilient housing. Janiele attended University of California Berkeley, earning an AB in Architecture and an MS in engineering. Following that, she obtained her civil and structural engineering licenses. In 2017, Janiele was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Association of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining CEA, she served as the President of the Northern California Chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). She then joined the National board of EERI as Secretary Treasurer for six years, ending in 2017. In 2018 she became Vice President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California and assumed the role of President in 2019. Additionally, Janiele regularly participates in the EERI Visiting Professionals Program, speaking at California colleges and universities, encouraging students to consider careers in earthquake engineering. Janiele enjoys theater, travel, family, and music. Her international travel has exposed her to the rich diversity of our planet, and she considers herself fortunate to have had the privilege of visiting over 45 countries. About Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) Established by the California Residential Mitigation Program, EBB offers up to $3,000 to help California homeowners retrofit their house to reduce potential damage from earthquakes. A residential seismic retrofit makes a house more resistant to earthquake activity, such as ground shaking and soil failure, by bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space. For more information, including an online media kit, please visit EarthquakeBraceBolt.com and EBBTools.com. About the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) CRMP was established in 2011 to help Californians strengthen their homes against damage from earthquakes. CRMP is a joint powers authority created by the California Earthquake Authority and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. For more information, please visit https://www.californiaresidentialmitigationprogram.com/About-CRMP. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 17, 2024 01:48 PM Eastern Standard Time

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ASSOCIATION OF PICKLEBALL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES CHASE AS FOUNDING PARTNER, TITLE SPONSOR OF 2024 MIAMI OPEN

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2024 Chase APP Miami Open will be APP Tour’s first Major tournament of season, a designated USAP ‘Golden Ticket’ qualifier for 2024 USA Pickleball National Championships; Event highlighted by historic APP Atlantic Cup, the first-ever international team competition; Pickleball player registration is now open The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) is partnering with Chase as a founding partner and title sponsor for the Chase APP Miami Open. Scheduled to take place on March 20-24, the event is the APP Tour’s first Major tournament of 2024 and designated as a “Golden Ticket” qualifier for the 2024 USA Pickleball (USAP) National Championships. The 2024 Chase APP Miami Open is a five-day indoor tournament, which will include the inaugural APP Atlantic Cup —a historic event that pits Team USA against Team Europe in the first-ever international team competition. To celebrate the APP’s new presence in Miami, Chase will welcome players, fans and Miami residents to a special event on Friday, March 22, featuring live music along with delights from Miami’s vibrant culinary scene. Full details, including the headlining artist and event venue, will be announced on theapp.global. “We are thrilled to be working with the Association of Pickleball Players to support the growth of pickleball,” said Frank Nakano, managing director of sports and entertainment marketing at JPMorgan Chase. “We know that this is an increasingly popular sport that presents an opportunity for all different demographics and we are excited about the first APP Miami Open. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to exploring this up-and-coming sport and supporting a new and diverse market in Miami.” The Chase APP Miami Open is one of five APP Tour stops designated as USAP “Golden Ticket” events that will take place in the leadup to the 2024 USA Pickleball Nationals. At these special events, all players will have the opportunity to auto-qualify to compete at the 2024 USAP National Championships by virtue of earning a gold medal in their tournament bracket. It will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, offering all the amenities of world-class outdoor pickleball tournament experience in a climate-controlled environment. “Chase partners with the top sports and entertainment properties and venues in the world, and we are thrilled that they recognize the excitement and growth happening at the APP,” said Shannon Dan, APP executive vice president of global partnerships. “We welcome Chase to the APP family with open arms. With Chase as our founding partner, the APP Miami Open will be the premier pickleball event of the year and a true celebration of the sport.” Player registration for the 2024 Chase APP Miami Open is now open via theapp.global. Competition is open to all skill levels 3.0 through 5.0, plus those playing at the pro level, across a wide range of age brackets. The APP kicked off its 2024 campaign with its inaugural Midwest Open and U.S. Collegiate Championships, showcasing the future of pickleball as top collegiate teams and players from across the country. Before heading to Miami, the APP is bringing pickleball pros and amateurs of all ages and skill levels to world-class tournaments throughout the United States. The full 2024 schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About the Association of Pickleball Players The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) provides opportunities for pickleball players of all ages and skill levels—professionals, amateurs and recreational—to compete in world-class pickleball events for the opportunity to win prize money and be seen on internationally televised broadcasts. The APP was founded in 2019 and operates the first and only tour fully and officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball. Its 2024 schedule features the most robust pickleball showcase across pro and amateur competitions, with 20 events across the country offering various combinations of single, doubles and mixed doubles play as well as pro team competitions. The APP prides itself on supporting international events to grow the game and developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its APP Next Gen Series, the APP Next Gen National Team and other youth initiatives. The 2024 schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About Chase Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.9 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly 80 million consumers and nearly 6 million small businesses, with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, more than 15,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://theapp.global

January 17, 2024 11:00 AM Central Standard Time

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Dermatologists-Founded Brand Skintensive Expands in 2024 with the Addition of Industry Veteran and Brand Acquisition

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Skintensive, an award-winning and science-backed skincare brand founded by two Harvard-trained dermatologists, is thrilled to announce its plans for expansion in 2024. Known for its clinically-tested and top-selling Bruise Cream and a skincare range designed to support maturing and sensitive skin, Skintensive welcomes industry veteran, Dr. John Bartolone Ph.D., and acquires ScarSmart, a scar improvement and prevention brand. Bartolone joins Skintensive co-founders Anar Mikailov, M.D., FAAD, and Vladimir Ratushny, M.D., Ph.D., FAAD, as Chief Science Officer. With over 30 years of experience leading research and development labs in two of the world’s biggest personal care brands, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, Dr. Bartolone has launched numerous “first-of-its-kind” technologies and products in skincare and haircare. Pioneering core global science platforms, including anti-aging and skin lightening, Dr. Bartolone most recently launched Unilever’s first plant-based preservative system. Prior to pivoting to cosmetics, Dr. Bartolone was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, where he was awarded the “Best Paper of the Year” from the Society of Toxicology for ground-breaking research on Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity. “I was impressed when I first met Dr. Mikailov and Dr. Ratushny in how they found an underserved, white space in the otherwise saturated skincare industry,” said Dr. Bartolone. “They’re seeing patients daily in clinics and using that direct patient feedback along with their expertise to create truly functional products. I’m honored to bring my experience and expertise to Skintensive as the brand continues expanding.” “Dr. Mikailov and I are humbled and excited for John Bartolone to join us at Skintensive,” said Dr. Ratushny. “Not only does he provide an encyclopedic insight into the skincare industry, his experience in product development, brand positioning, and creating breakthrough innovations is truly invaluable.” In addition to the appointment of John Bartolone, Skintensive is excited to announce the acquisition of Scar Smart, the makers of Scar Smart Silicone Scar Gel and Scar Smart Silicone Scar Sheets. Scar Smart is a proven silicone-based scar revision product line that will expand Skintensive’s product offering of functional skincare solutions. "We initially developed the Skintensive Bruise Cream to address acute and chronic bruising and solar purpura that is exceedingly common in our patients,” said Dr. Mikailov. “Those same patients also need options for the prevention and improvement of scars on their fragile skin. Now, the patients who trust our Skintensive brand will have access to an incredible product that dermatologists have recommended for many years." The Skintensive brand is carried by numerous board-certified dermatologist offices in the United States and will be exhibited at the 2024 American Academy of Dermatology conference in San Diego from March 7th through the 11th. Skintensive’s expansion in 2024 reflects the brand’s strong sales growth and its commitment to delivering cutting-edge, high-quality, expert-driven skincare solutions. With the addition of Dr. Bartolone and the acquisition of Scar Smart, Skintensive is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory and strengthen its position through 2024 and beyond. For more information, visit Skintensive.com and @ skintensive on social media. ### About Skintensive Founded by two Harvard-trained dermatologists, Skintensive develops science-backed and clinically-tested skincare designed to support aging skin. Best known for the Skintensive Bruise Cream, the company ensures that each formula is grounded in research and crafted to perfection through rigorous testing. About Anar Mikailov, MD. FAAD Dr. Mikailov is a Harvard-trained dermatologist with an expertise in high-risk skin cancer and medical dermatology. He is the author of the world-famous Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology 9th edition, the best-selling dermatology textbook. He is dual-boarded in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Recognized as a leader in consultative hospital dermatology, Dr. Mikailov has published extensively and presented internationally. He practices medical and consultative dermatology full-time in Rochester, NY. About Vladimir Ratushny, M.D. Ph.D. FAAD Dr. Ratushny is a Harvard-trained dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. He is well-known for his expertise in Mohs surgery, high-risk skin cancer management, general dermatology, and hair transplantation. During the course of his Ph.D. at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Ratushny discovered two new drug combination therapies for cancer, one of which went on to be tested in a clinical trial for lung cancer patients. Dr. Ratushny’s original research, case reports, and review articles have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals in areas ranging from skin cancer, drug resistance mechanisms, Lyme disease, allergic contact dermatitis, and medical humanities. Contact Details Glow Yang PR Gloria Yang +1 310-381-9964 Company Website https://www.skintensive.com

January 17, 2024 08:08 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Crypto Experts Drum Support for Ripple (XRP) ETF: Pullix (PLX) Looks To Overtake Toncoin (TON) in the Bull Market

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After years of denials, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally approved the first spot Bitcoin ETF. With the approval, seen as a landmark moment by experts, other digital assets are expected to get spot ETFs soon. Experts have overwhelmingly supported Ripple (XRP), one of the top altcoins. Additionally, the news has put the altcoin market in a bullish state. One of the best cryptos to buy in the midst of the market upswing is Pullix (PLX). Watch how PLX does in comparison to Toncoin (TON). Experts Say Ripple (XRP) Will Get ETF Next The SEC granted accelerated licenses on January 10 for eleven Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Following the much-awaited clearance, a number of experts have urged Ripple (XRP) and predicted that it may be the next cryptocurrency to get a spot ETF. Panos Mekras, a popular crypto author and co-founder of Anodos Finance, has said it is only a matter of time before XRP gets an ETF. Zach Rector, a notable pro-XRP crypto YouTuber, also said that a Ripple ETF is inevitable. Amidst the community support, the Ripple coin has been on an uptrend. The price of Ripple coin has jumped by more than 10%. The XRP has increased above $0.6100 in the process. If XRP gets a spot ETF, then it could be one of the best cryptos to buy. Toncoin (TON) Remains Flat Despite 'Notcoin' Record Toncoin (TON) was one of the top altcoins in 2023, as it received support from Telegram. However, TON has been unable to replicate the same performance from last year. The price of Toncoin has ranged between $2 and $2.4 for most of 2024. Notcoin, one of the fastest Web 3 games, has launched on the Toncoin network. All this social interaction has supercharged Notcoin's viral growth. Notcoin has seen a surge in social interaction, which has seen Toncoin's activity increase. Despite this bullish news, the price of Toncoin has remained at $2.29. Pullix (PLX) To Become the Next Blue-Chip Crypto Project While Toncoin has struggled with gains, Pullix (PLX) has been a top performer, rallying by more than 100% to reach $0.08. Pullix has been bullish thanks to its hybrid trading platform. The DeFi project has created a single platform with the characteristics of both centralized finance (CeFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Users may now trade conventional and cryptocurrency assets in one location and take advantage of the whole market experience. DeFi swap is another tool that Pullix provides. The DeFi switch facilitates quicker, cheaper, and easier token trading. Its Automated Market Maker (AMM) mechanism guarantees quick and easy token exchanges. Access to numerous markets is the platform's greatest advantage. Traders can trade ETFs, commodities, and currency on the platform. It's also critical to keep in mind that Pullix's PLX token, which serves as the exchange's foundation, is the foundation of the platform. With links to several markets and a cutting-edge platform, Pullix is positioned to be the best cryptocurrency to invest in. Because of this, PLX is considered the best cryptocurrency to invest in in 2024; analysts predict a 50x price increase. Prior to that, the ERC20 coin can be purchased for a low price of $0.08. In Conclusion The altcoin may see a comeback in 2024 as the cryptocurrency market enters a bullish phase and the XRP ETF gains traction. Due to its cutting-edge platform and promising market, Pullix, one of the newest competitors, hopes to surpass Toncoin. You have a fantastic opportunity to get involved in what might become the next blue-chip cryptocurrency before the trend takes off. For this reason, one of the best cryptocurrency to invest in for the 2024 bull market is PLX. Visit Pullix Join The Pullix Communities Pullix is a new DeFi protocol that is launching a hybrid exchange that will seamlessly blend the strengths of centralized and decentralized exchanges into one unified platform. Serving as the pioneer of “Trade-to-Earn” our native token $PLX empowers the community to earn a portion of the daily revenues generated by the exchange. Contact Details Pullix Pr Team contact@pullix.io Company Website https://pullix.io/

January 16, 2024 06:17 PM Central Standard Time

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Start the Year Off Strong! Daily Wins, Lasting Changes: Achieve Your Health Goals with ‘Small Steps, Big Wins’

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As we step into the new year, many of us are looking for realistic ways to lose or maintain weight and achieve our health goals without the stress of a drastic transformation. Recently, registered dietitian-nutritionist, Scott Keatley, conducted a satellite media tour to share easy and sustainable tips to lose weight without completely overhauling your diet and routine. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://vimeo.com/903460368/bc03736ece?share=copy To help people with their New Year’s health resolutions, food tracking and nutrition app, MyFitnessPal, launched the free Small Steps, Big Wins plan. The one-week challenge introduces seven small changes that can have a big impact on health goals long-term across topics such as protein, sugar, hydration and more. If you are trying to lose weight in the new year, the Small Steps, Big Wins plan can help you accomplish your goal through small changes, tips, food swaps, and daily affirmations. This plan is right for you if you are: looking to lose weight but don’t want to completely overhaul your diet and routine, ready to make small daily changes that you can stick to long term or looking for easy tips and advice to keep you feeling motivated all year. Tracking food with MyFitnessPal not only holds you accountable, but it’s also incredibly empowering to learn more about how your body responds to nutrition. Tracking allows you to understand the quantity (calories) and quality (macros - protein, fat, and carbs) of what you eat. It can be difficult to make sure you are getting enough nutrients, such as protein and fiber, without tracking with a tool, like MyFitnessPal. If you want to start the year off strong, MyFitnessPal can provide inspiration on making small daily changes that add up to big improvements over time so that your resolutions last past January! Whether you're looking for healthy recipes, nutrition insights, food swaps, or workouts; the app is like having a nutritionist, personal trainer and coach right on your phone. If you’re interested in participating, simply download the free MyFitnessPal app on iOS and Android and join the Small Steps, Big Wins Plan today. You can join at any time and commit to making small changes to your daily routine for 7-days to kick-start the new year with a step in the right direction towards your wellness goals. To learn more visit myfitnesspal.com, or visit the Apple App store or Google Play store to download the app today. About Scott Keatley Scott Keatley is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and member of MyFitnessPal’s Advisory Council. He is an active member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics. Scott holds a master’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University, a BS in Food and Nutrition from Brooklyn College and completed training at the Brooklyn Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a nonprofit cancer treatment and research center. In addition to his clinical dietitian work, Scott’s wellness contributions include NBC News, U.S. News & World Report, Cosmopolitan, Prevention and Yahoo Health. Additionally, Scott received The Media Excellence Award from the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2023. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 16, 2024 04:37 PM Eastern Standard Time

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