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Warren Buffett Sued by Shareholder Who Was Arrested at 2023 Shareholders’ Meeting for Raising Bill Gates/Jeffrey Epstein Issue

NLPC

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has filed a federal lawsuit in Omaha against Berkshire Hathaway and its Chairman, Warren Buffett. The lawsuit, seeking monetary damages, stems from actions taken by the company during last year's shareholders’ meeting where NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty raised the issue of the reputational risk to the company posed by Buffett holding the posts of both Chairman and CEO. Flaherty cited Buffett’s strong public identification with Bill Gates, and Gates relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Flaherty had his microphone cut, was ejected from the arena and was arrested. Charges against Flaherty were quickly dropped by the local prosecutor. Flaherty is scheduled again to speak tomorrow at the Berkshire shareholder’s meeting in support of NLPC's proposal that Berkshire disclose the risks of its investments in China. Click here for the Complaint. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

May 03, 2024 04:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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5thScape to list its first game “MMA Cage Conquest” on Meta Store: Ultimate Virtual MMA Experience

Spark Metro PR

Mixed Martial Arts fans and enthusiasts, your virtual fighting dreams have arrived! 5th Scape delivers a transformative experience with "MMA Cage Conquest," stepping far beyond traditional fighting games into true sensory immersion. Step into the iconic MMA cage, feel the roar of the crowd and become the champion you always envisioned. The 5thScape Project is an ambitious venture that aims to create a comprehensive Virtual Reality ecosystem. In this VR ecosystem many developers, gamers and experts from various industries can collaborate. This is a VR gaming studio startup in which they focus on developing games, movies, animations etc. Apart from this, they are also planning to launch a special VR headset and a VR Chair which is an ergonomically perfect chair for long gaming sessions. Now, coming back to the game, - "MMA Cage Conquest" redefines virtual combat. Its skill-based system demands true martial arts strategy along with honed reflexes. Learn and master strikes like a real-life wrestling professional. It includes (not limited to) powerful grappling throws and the intricacies of ground control to secure your victories. Feel the impact of every blow, the thrill of a perfectly executed submission, and the tension of a match fought on the razor's edge. Training lies at the heart of "MMA Cage Conquest." This journey transcends button-mashing and enters the realm of personal development. Start as an eager underdog, mastering the fundamentals through rigorous simulations. Refine your striking, defense, and ground game, tracking your progression and building unshakeable confidence. With each session, you don't just play the game – you live the fight. MMA Cage Conquest is all set to make gaming experiences more vigorous and a powerhouse for the senses. Feel the rush in your bones as you climb the leaderboards, and establish yourself as the ultimate MMA cage conqueror. Ready to unleash your inner champion? " MMA Cage Conquest " will be available on the Meta platform. Submitted for listing on May 2, 2024, the developers await approval from Meta. Visit 5thscape.com for trailers, release updates, and the latest news on your journey to become the undisputed MMA Cage Conqueror. Contact Details 5th Scape 5thScape Team +1 302-597-6768 Team@5thscape.com Company Website https://5thscape.com

May 03, 2024 06:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Flash Wins California Energy Commission $5.8M Grant for EV Charger ‘Innovation Lab’ in Oakland

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) and Flash, a pioneer in parking + charging solutions, today announced Flash secured a $5.8 million grant from CEC for a large-scale electric vehicle (EV) charger demonstration project in Oakland, California. The first-of-its-kind project will deploy at least 446 low-cost Level 2 EV chargers over a two-year period in convenient, high-density, high-visibility installations in a 1.5-mile area around downtown Oakland. With $24 million in funding from California’s Clean Transportation Program, the CEC grant to Flash and other awardees aims to demonstrate replicable and scalable business and technology models to deploy Level 2 charging infrastructure and improve public awareness of and confidence in Level 2 charging access. The project will also include installation of two Battery Energy Storage Systems that will help safeguard EV charger affordability during periods of peak energy demand. “Bay Area residents’ early commitment to the EV transition uniquely positions this community to serve as an ‘Innovation Lab’ for electrification projects in California and nationwide,” said Matt McCaffree, Vice President of Utility Market Development for Flash. “This collaboration with CEC will not only show what’s possible in high-density smart cities like Oakland but also keep the charging gap for early adopters from becoming a confidence gap for the next wave.” Bay Area EV adoption continues to outpace the national average by a factor of three. By installing reliable, affordable, and convenient public chargers, Flash and the CEC aim to close the charging gap and encourage further EV adoption—particularly among downtown residents, for whom dependable public charging is a prerequisite for ownership in lieu of at-home chargers. The success of the project would establish quality public charging as a standard among the practical, convenient, and environmentally-friendly “smart cities” of the future. “For residents living in downtown areas where at-home charging isn't an option, reliable and convenient public charging is key for continued EV adoption,” said CEC’s Lead Commissioner for Transportation Patty Monahan. “The CEC is looking forward to Flash's deployment of hundreds of Level 2 chargers throughout downtown Oakland to be a model of successful public charging.” The project will also generate invaluable data regarding battery capacities, operating costs, replicable price points, and emergency procedures, as well as insights toward stimulating demand and increasing return on investment. This information can then be used to expand and improve upon the Oakland deployment and inform electrification efforts throughout California and beyond. About Flash Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations — connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress from driving. The solution has arrived. Visit www.flashparking.com to learn more. Contact Details Flash Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.flashparking.com/

May 02, 2024 08:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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NAVEX Announces New Bangalore Office Following International Expansion

NAVEX Global

NAVEX, the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, today announced its expansion into South Asia with the establishment of a new Global Capability Center (GCC) in Bangalore, India. The decision to establish a permanent presence in India is a significant step forward in executing on NAVEX’s strategic goals driven by the company’s ongoing commitment to international growth, talent acquisition, and investment in technology and services. Its proximity to key Asian markets, such as Singapore, Japan, and Australia, also adds fundamental value to business operations. Sean Thompson, CEO at NAVEX, said, “The introduction of our new GCC in India is a game-changer and marks an exciting chapter for NAVEX as we strengthen our global presence and aim for new milestones. This is just our first leap into Asia as we continue to explore opportunities for smart, strategic development in the region. We continue to witness significant expansion globally, driven by the everchanging regulatory environment and increasing customer demand to build cultures focused on creating transparent, safe, and responsible workplaces.” With a presence now across America, Europe, and Asia, NAVEX’s impact spans across the globe; providing over 73 million employees at more than 13,000 organizations with a safer place to work. Due to significant international customer momentum in Europe, the company opened a new London office in 2023. The move follows its growing footprint in Finland, the acquisition of WhistleB in Sweden, and the establishment of its Frankfurt data facility. As a purpose driven company, NAVEX prides itself on creating a people first culture that is meaningful and relatable to each person. In addition to offering a myriad of learning and development programs that support career growth, NAVEX offers a wide array of benefits and resources designed to support healthy living. It is a multi-award-winning employer of choice, most recently named in 2024 as a USA Top Workplace by USA Today. The company has also been recognized by customers and industry experts for its leading culture, products, and services. To ensure NAVEX remains at the forefront of market trends, the GCC will help the business operate with agility while building awareness among companies in India seeking governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) expertise. It will play a pivotal role in accelerating product innovation and building on the company’s legacy. Notably, NAVEX recently introduced to its portfolio the Compliance Assistant AI solution in NAVEX One. Udayakumar Sethu, India Site Leader at NAVEX, adds, “NAVEX is looking forward to recruiting outstanding talent that the Bangalore market offers. We are excited to have a presence in this vibrant city. Our commitment is to empower the global market by providing the necessary tools, guidance, and training to employees and businesses to protect themselves against risks and meet regulatory requirements – all while building stronger organizational cultures.” Learn more about Life at the new NAVEX India GCC on our website. NAVEX is the recognized leader in risk and compliance management software and services, empowering thousands of customers around the world to manage and mitigate risks with confidence. NAVEX’s mission is to help customers promote ethical, inclusive workplace cultures, protect their brands, and preserve the environment through sustainable business practices. For more information, visit our website and our blog. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Contact Details NAVEX anita.lo@navex.com Company Website https://navex.com

May 02, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TOWER CAPITAL GROUP SPONSORS A GLOBAL INVESTMENT CONSORTIUM

TOWER CAPITAL GROUP

TOWER CAPITAL GROUP, market maker of Generational Health, defines the trillion dollar category as pivotal to evolutionary capacity, country competitiveness, and global health. In a recent publication TOWER reveals that a critical lever for Generational Health is Women’s Health. TOWER states that funding women’s health innovation is a requirement for Generational Health and has committed to support this effort at a global scale. In demonstration of this commitment, TOWER expands its relationship with the Centre for Health and Healthcare at The World Economic Forum, and is the lead champion and sponsor of a first-in-kind global women’s health investment consortium. The Consortium, ”Global Women’s Health Responsible Investment Consortium” is designed to serve the global need for innovation in women’s health. Not only to be a channel of investment, but responsible and sustainable funding for the category. The Consortium serves to: Unite Global Investors with Global Innovators for Women’s Health Outcomes Accelerate and Measure Commitments to Funding and Secure Matching Commitment to select Innovators Leverage The World Economic Forum and Global Alliance for Women’s Health Platform to Curate Investment Outcomes Amplify Tower Capital’s Collective of ~1000+ Innovators Open the Aperture of Women’s Health Through the Lens of Generational Health “There is nothing more important than actualizing innovation and scientific breakthroughs for women, to ensure Generational Health.” Sanskriti Thakur, TOWER CAPITAL GROUP Founder and Chairwoman. “In collaboration with TOWER CAPITAL, we are delighted to launch the First Global Responsible Investment Consortium for Women’s Health. Together, let’s bridge the funding gap and unlock innovation for better health outcomes for all women.“ Shyam Bishen, Head, Centre for Health & Healthcare, The World Economic Forum. About TOWER: Operating across industries, regions and partners, TOWER CAPITAL GROUP and its affiliates deploy expertise and capital to uncover economic value, investment, and innovation within Generational Health and bring it to stakeholders across the globe. Generational Health are those effects passed on genetically, epigenetically, and environmentally, shaping humanity’s evolutionary curve. It represents a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity encompassing critical areas of community, environment, and women’s health. Visit www.towercapital.org for more information on Generational Health, the company, and its mission. Investor Inquiries: Sheri Bailey sheri@towercapital.org Contact Details For Media Inquiries please contact TOWER CAPITAL GROUP contact@towercapital.org Company Website https://towercapital.org/

May 01, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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One Media iP CEO discusses robust 2023 performance and innovations in music rights management

One Media iP Group PLC

One Media iP Group PLC CEO Michael Infante takes Proactive's Stephen Gunnion through the company's 2023 financial performance, describing it as robust and in line with expectations despite a challenging global context. Infante highlighted the resilience and profitability of the business, which has maintained a focus on recurring income from music rights. The company continues to pay dividends and has successfully navigated challenges that have impacted larger firms. Infante also detailed advancements in its technical copyright analysis tool (TCAT) subsidiary, developed to detect music piracy across major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The software, leveraging AI, aids in combating the increasingly complex issue of music piracy. Further, Infante introduced a new desktop application called TCAT Protect, designed to help artists and labels ensure their music tracks on streaming platforms are correctly reported and compensated. This tool is set for launch by the end of May and represents a significant step forward in music rights management. Operational highlights from the year include the acquisition of the licensor's income share of the Entertain Me catalog and the renewal of their distribution deal with The Orchard. Infante also noted the industry's structural trends, mentioning the resurgence of vinyl and its impact on their business strategy. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

May 01, 2024 09:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Increasing Motor Vehicle Exemption in Bankruptcy

Van Horn Law Group, P.A.

The Florida Governor today signed bill SB158 into law, which increases the value of motor vehicles owned by individuals in bankruptcy. The bill raises the motor vehicle exemption from $1,000 to $5,000, enabling more people to keep their cars during bankruptcy proceedings. The previous $1,000 exemption was one of the lowest in the nation. The law was initially put forth during the 2022 legislative session by Rep. Michael Gottlieb and Rep. Christopher Benjamin at the behest of Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney Chad Van Horn. While both the Florida House and Senate approved the bill at the time, it was not signed into law by the governor. At this year’s legislative session, the bill, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Benjamin and co-sponsored by Rep. Gottlieb, Rep. Dotie Joseph and Rep. Johanna Lopez. It was signed into law today by Governor Ron DeSantis. “I pushed for this change because I see hundreds of people each year lose their transportation in bankruptcy proceedings, which makes it harder for them to work and perpetuates the downward spiral into financial insecurity and distress,” said Chad Van Horn, founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group. “Although it took two years, I’m still extremely gratified the motor vehicle exemption was approved as it will provide much-needed assistance to individuals in dire financial circumstances.” Van Horn Law Group, P.A. among the top bankruptcy firms in the nation based on number of cases filed in the last 12 months (pacer.gov), is dedicated to restoring peace of mind to individuals in financial distress by providing first-rate, affordable legal services with compassion, understanding and respect. The firm practices in the areas of personal and corporate bankruptcy, student loan consolidation and litigation, foreclosure defense, corporate reorganization, debt negotiation, civil litigation, debt relief, personal injury and consumer law. Van Horn, the author of Everything You Need to Know About Bankruptcy in Florida and The Debt Life, is certified in business and consumer bankruptcy. Van Horn Law Group, P.A. is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with satellite offices in Doral, Miramar and Orlando. For more information about Van Horn Law Group, call (954) 637-0000 or visit www.vanhornlawgroup.com. ### Contact Details Cindy Schutt PR Cindy Schutt +1 954-805-0361 cindy@schutt.com Company Website https://www.vanhornlawgroup.com/

April 26, 2024 05:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Trust & Will Announces Strategic Relationship with LPL Financial

Trust & Will

Trust & Will, the leading digital estate planning and settlement platform in the U.S., today announced a strategic relationship with LPL Financial, a leading investment advisory firm and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer* supporting financial advisors. As part of LPL's Vendor Affinity program, Trust & Will empowers LPL's more than 22,000 financial advisors to streamline their clients' estate planning and probate needs, creating ready-to-execute documents in all 50 states. Offering wills, trusts, and probate solutions, Trust & Will streamlines the process of creating a customized estate plan to accommodate individual and family needs. The Trust & Will Advisor dashboard empowers advisors to easily implement estate planning and probate into their practice, with features like: An Estate Report, client summaries, and personalized insights Shared access with clients and their families, as well as other financial or legal professionals Probate services that allow clients to retain assets and streamline a complex legal process Increased security of sensitive financial information with bank-level encryption and SOC 2 Type II compliance Access to ongoing training and best practices "We're thrilled to announce our strategic relationship with LPL Financial, an industry leader in investment advisory services," said Cody Barbo, Founder and CEO of Trust & Will. "In the era of the Great Wealth Transfer, where wealth is increasingly transitioning to younger generations, estate planning is a pivotal aspect of wealth management. This collaboration enables LPL’s financial advisors to seamlessly guide their clients through this critical, yet often overlooked, service while also supporting our shared mission to help every family leave a lasting legacy." “By offering financial professionals an innovative tool to guide their clients through the estate planning process, advisors can deepen their existing relationships with clients by offering comprehensive wealth planning,” said LPL’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partners, John Rajes. “With Trust & Will, advisors and institutions can lead their clients through this important process, offer a differentiated service, and create a lasting impact for their clients.” "Estate planning continues to be a vital component of any solid financial plan, and we've continued to invest in our product experience to enable advisors to serve their clients better,” said Andres Mazabel, Head of Advisors at Trust & Will. “Our unique insights and tools can empower LPL Financial advisors to facilitate conversations that uncover new opportunities, deepening the client relationship while providing more value across the board.” Since launching in 2017, Trust & Will has helped nearly 700,000 families set up an estate plan to create a legacy. There are currently more than 11,000 financial advisors in their network. To learn more about their strategic relationship with LPL, visit www.trustandwill.com/lpl. ABOUT TRUST & WILL Trust & Will is simplifying estate planning and settlement with attorney-approved, legally valid documents and processes designed to adhere to individual state guidelines. Since 2017, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of Trust & Will members leave their legacy with an affordable way to create an estate plan or settle the estate of a loved one. Our platform uses bank-level encryption that protects customer data and complies with the highest security standards, including SOC 2 and HIPAA. Trust & Will is a certified B Corporation and is the official estate planning benefit provider for AARP members, along with several leading financial institutions, who all believe in our mission of helping every family leave their legacy. Trust & Will is an online service providing legal forms and information. Trust & Will is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. ABOUT LPL FINANCIAL LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that LPL should work for advisors and institutions, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve, serving more than 22,000 financial advisors, including advisors at approximately 1,100 institutions and at approximately 570 registered investment advisor firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-mediated model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial professional. At LPL, independence means that advisors and institution leaders have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services and technology resources that allow them to run a thriving business. They have the flexibility to do business their way. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors and institutions, so they can take care of their clients. *As reported by Financial Planning Magazine 1996-2023, based on total revenue. Securities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial LLC (“LPL Financial”), a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. LPL Financial and its affiliated companies provide financial services only from the United States. Trust & Will and LPL Financial are separate entities. Throughout this communication, the terms “financial advisors” and “advisors” are used to refer to registered representatives and/or investment advisor representatives affiliated with LPL Financial. We routinely disclose information that may be important to shareholders in the “ Investor Relations " or “ Press Releases ” section of our website. Contact Details Trust & Will Danielle Nuzzo +1 631-807-7772 danielle@trustandwill.com LPL Financial Kendra Galante +1 402-740-2047 kendra.galante@lplfinancial.com Company Website https://trustandwill.com/advisors

April 25, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder to Return to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting One Year After Arrest in Omaha

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As the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 4 in Omaha approaches, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty plans a return to the same stage where last year, while presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, Warren Buffett cut off his speech and Flaherty was arrested. Trumped-up charges against Flaherty were later dropped. NLPC has another proposal on Berkshire’s 2024 proxy statement and Flaherty is scheduled to speak on the measure for his allotted five minutes. The nonprofit corporate watchdog released a short video that briefly recounts last year’s incident and points out Mr. Buffett’s contradictory positions on how he manages shareholder meetings. The video may be found on NLPC’s website: https://nlpc.org/corporate-integrity-project/video-nlpc-returns-to-berkshire-hathaway-annual-meeting-one-year-after-chairmans-arrest/ The video highlights a past statement Mr. Buffett made to CNBC. Responding to an interviewer’s question about Berkshire allowing investors who attend the popular annual meeting to ask any question they want, Mr. Buffett responded, “We’ve got a partnership feeling toward the people who have given us their money, and we don’t screen ‘em, and they can ask whatever’s on their mind.” However, last year Mr. Buffett made an exception to that principle when Peter Flaherty – during his official remarks presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, which was on the meeting agenda – brought up Mr. Buffett’s relationship with billionaire Bill Gates, their shared philanthropic efforts, and Mr. Gates’s troubling relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, Flaherty’s microphone was silenced, and security and Omaha law enforcement forcibly walked him out of the arena and to a local police precinct, where he was arrested, booked, fingerprinted and held for about three hours. As NLPC argued last year in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s. As such, his philanthropic activities and personal associations are fair targets for criticism, unlike those of nearly any other corporate Chairman/CEO. NLPC also filed a complaint with the SEC late last year over Berkshire’s inappropriate treatment of Flaherty at the meeting. “Warren Buffett boasts that shareholders can ask questions on any topic they desire, but I guess that doesn’t include questions about Bill Gates or Jeffrey Epstein,” Flaherty said. This year’s shareholder proposal addresses concerns about Berkshire’s risk vulnerabilities over the amount its sales and supply chain depend on China. Subsidiaries such as Duracell and Fruit of the Loom, and significant investments such as Apple and Coca-Cola, substantially depend on access to the communist nation. NLPC also filed a proxy memo with the SEC in support of this year’s proposal. The video released by NLPC concludes by wondering if Mr. Buffett will keep his word, and let all Berkshire investors say “whatever is on their mind.” For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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