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Dear America, Mission Possible: Prevention and Cures Starts Now

The American Center for Cures

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. The exceptional leadership and resilience of this nation has been an inspiration to Dr. Rick Boxer and me, prompting us to embark on a vital mission that resonates with every American, regardless of wealth, race, or political affiliation: combating disease. Despite our nation's efforts, we have not achieved the level of prevention and cures necessary to alleviate the suffering and burden of diseases that affect us all. It is time for a paradigm shift, and we believe that every American is in a unique position to help drive this transformation. The American Center for Cures, which we co-founded, aims to establish a fully funded private-sector mission dedicated to preventing and curing the most devastating diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, various forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and all other diseases including orphan diseases. Our vision is to assemble the most successful CEOs in America to lead individual centers focused on these diseases, with each center receiving $36 billion in funding. By combining resources, leadership, focus, and a sense of urgency, we believe we can create a new era in disease prevention and cures. This effort has the potential to be the most significant legacy issue of our lifetimes, impacting not only American families but also the global community. We humbly request Corporate America’s public endorsement and the social support of the American People to provide hope to millions and promote a business-like model of accountability that is currently lacking. Furthermore, we encourage you to urge every member of Congress and the White House to expedite their support for this initiative. We are not merely asking for their backing; we are insisting on it. This mission is for you, your children, and future generations. It is likely that you and your loved ones have been personally affected by a disease that should no longer exist. By embracing this mantle of leadership today, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals. Former Secretary of Health Tom Price has stated that the American Center for Cures could rival the greatest achievements in American history. My partner, Dr. Rick Boxer, was recently appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Biden. We need your voice and skills now more than ever. We commend the extraordinary work of researchers around the world and their commitment to delivering cures. However, a systemic issue exists within the medical use authorization and approval process, and it delays getting cures into the hands of the people who need them now. We’re on the cusp of curing pancreatic, breast, and brain cancer, as well as preventing heart attacks but the current model, because of economic- and process -related obstacles, does not accommodate success. The American Center for Cures is offering a solution to this problem by providing a mission, funding, responsibility, accountability, and leadership, will fundamentally restructure and speed the process of working with the FDA and all relevant parties for authorized cures. Just like the speed of getting the COVID vaccine approved and authorized for use, American Center for Cures is committed to bringing new cures and treatments to patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. We believe that now is the time to harness our global technological advances to establish a process and urgency that will bring these pieces together for the betterment of humanity. By acting today, we can create a lasting legacy in the fight against disease. We are Unity Strong! Best regards, Lou Weisbach Co-founder, The American Center for Cures About American Center for Cures The American Center for Cures (ACC) initiative is a fully funded mission to prevent, treat or cure diseases that plague every American family. The initiative will be funded by the sale of $750B bonds by the Federal Reserve, providing the capital needed to accelerate the current trajectory of medicine. Annual interest will be paid through the licensing of new compounds and drugs to pharmaceutical companies. The principal will be repaid by savings provided to the United States Government through successes in the areas of prevention and cures. The ACC business model will cost the government and taxpayers nothing, making this the single most impactful investment on behalf of the American people in the nation’s history. For more information, please visit Contact Details Rainier Communications Jenna Beaucage +1 508-340-6851 Company Website

April 19, 2023 01:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Lexion Raises $20M Series B, Expands AI-Powered Contract Management Solution to Broader User Base


Lexion, the AI-powered contract management and operations workflow platform, today announced a $20 million Series B funding round led by Point72 Ventures, with participation from Citi Ventures, and existing investors Khosla Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, and Wilson Sonsini. This latest investment brings the total amount raised to more than $35 million, allowing the company to further enhance Lexion's core platform and AI capabilities to help every department close deals faster. Originally developed at the Paul Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence as a contract management system for lawyers, Lexion’s artificial intelligence and automation capabilities have accelerated legal work and streamlined processes across multiple disciplines, including sales, procurement, finance, and technology. Gaurav Oberoi, CEO of Lexion, explains how the new funding will be used to accelerate Lexion's AI landscape: "Lexion is all about helping every team do more business, faster. We’ve proven how award-winning AI and no-code automation can accelerate legal tasks, but we've also seen other divisions adopting the software. Now we're accelerating sales cycles, vendor agreements, security reviews, RFPs, and even employment offers for departments where legal is not directly involved." In 2022, Lexion experienced dramatic growth, tripling its revenue for the third year in a row and expanding its customer base to include hundreds of corporate clients from various industries, such as B2B technology, healthcare, consumer goods, manufacturing, and gaming. Lexion's easy implementation and intuitive interface take the stress out of adopting new software. “Our legal customers often comment how their sales teams don't even notice they're using a new technology because it integrates so well with their systems,” adds Oberoi. Sri Chandrasekar, Managing Partner at Point72 Ventures, will be joining Lexion's board. Chandrasekar supports Lexion’s vision to expand into a horizontal operations workflow solution: “Lexion’s investment in AI, paired with the team’s technical, product, and operations expertise, positions the company well for broader adoption and cross-departmental expansion. We're excited to support the team as they continue to innovate in the operations space.” Matt Carbonara, Managing Director at Citi Ventures, celebrates how easy the Lexion platform is for larger organizations to adopt: "During our investment process, Citi reviewed Lexion’s solution and was impressed with its capabilities, ease of use, and seamless integration,” he says. With this latest round of funding, Lexion is poised to transform not only the legal department, but the entire operational landscape for companies of all sizes and industries. “At Khosla Ventures, we invest early into bold ideas that could be impactful,” said Kanu Gulati, partner at Khosla Ventures. “Lexion’s team has made tremendous progress and is well positioned to take advantage of newer AI generative capabilities to bring greater automation across businesses.” About Lexion Lexion is a powerfully simple operations workflow platform that helps every team do more faster, by streamlining and centralizing the contracting process in a system that works the way you do. We built Lexion at Paul Allen’s artificial intelligence research institute, with an experienced team from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Amazon. Top AI investors (including A16Z, Sequoia, and Goldman Sachs) voted Lexion as one of the top 40 Intelligent Applications to watch in 2022. Most importantly, fantastic brands trust Lexion to help them close deals faster, such as Outreach, OfferUp, Blue Nile, and many more. Visit for more information. Contact Details Forrest Carman +1 206-859-3118 Company Website

April 19, 2023 08:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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PTOP Hires an Audit Firm and Has Made Payment For Audit To Commence - PTOP IS Pink Current

Peer to Peer Network

McapMediaWire -- Peer To Peer Network a.k.a MobiCard Inc. (OTC: PTOP ) - The auditors will audit the consolidated balance sheet of Peer to Peer Network Inc. as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, and the related statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, cash flows, and schedules supporting those financial statements for the period then ended. Based on the audit, the auditors will issue a written report on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and schedules supporting the financial statements. “I have been trying to advance the company forward and have been looking for alternative funding solutions for a while. As our shareholders know, I embrace transparency and I am trying to accomplish a few strategic objectives that are contingent on having an audit completed. I will continue to do right by shareholders. By getting auditors, we are just that much more transparent, and it will aid us in a few objectives at the same time,” stated CEO Joshua Sodaitis. The objective of an audit of the financial statements is the expression of an opinion on the financial statements. Accordingly, the objective of our audit is the expression of an opinion about whether the Company’s financial statements are fairly presented, in all material respects, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The design and implementation of programs and controls to prevent and detect fraud and identifying and ensuring that the Company complies with applicable laws and regulations, and informing of any known material violations of such laws and regulations that would have an effect that is material to financial statement amounts or disclosures. An audit includes performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of risks of material misstatements of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Organization's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Organization’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. Examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used, and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. “If any shareholders want to help the company, this is the time. Getting an audit is one step closer to achieving multiple goals that I laid out in our annual letter to shareholders. We welcome the audit with open arms and will be glad to showcase the clean record PTOP has had under my management in 2021 & 2022. Even better news will be coming soon, too. I have been hard at work behind the scenes to do anything I can to advance the interests of the company. Don’t listen to the bears, as usual, I will prove them wrong again and again. Next week's news will be even better,” concluded CEO Sodaitis. PTOP’s CEO plans to answer shareholder questions on the PTOP message boards on Thursday evening, so I encourage anyone with any comments, questions, or concerns to reach out on the message boards at Like us @MobiCard on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @freemobicard PTOP A new phase is coming soon. Contact Info: Joshua Sodaitis, Chairman & CEO MobiCard, Inc. 45 Prospect Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: 1-617-481-1971 Email: Investor website: Safe Harbor Statement: This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company invokes the protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategies, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings at The company is no longer a fully reporting SEC filing company. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact Details MobiCard, Inc.

April 19, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholders Ask Goldman Sachs Board to Rein in Chairman/CEO

National Legal & Policy Center

Please visit Goldman Sachs will host its annual meeting in Dallas next Wednesday, April 26, and National Legal and Policy Center will ask its fellow shareholders to vote on a proposal to implement a policy to require the Chairman and CEO positions, currently occupied by David Solomon, to be held by two different executives. The leader of the iconic Wall Street bank has retained both roles since he was elevated to Chairman in January 2019, only three months after he was named CEO. The company has had several stumbles and unforced errors under Solomon’s watch, and NLPC will argue at the shareholder meeting that a separate counterpart as chairman, creating more accountability for the CEO, represents a stronger corporate leadership structure. “David Solomon is yet another ‘woke’ big bank CEO who immerses Goldman Sachs needlessly in political virtue-signaling that later brings disrepute on the company,” said Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for NLPC. “There are countless examples, but perhaps the biggest sin of this New York City financial icon was to back anti-police Black Lives Matter initiatives, and now ‘Gotham’ has predictably become crime-ridden and less populated. We may see Snake Plissken roaming the streets before long.” In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of its proposal, NLPC highlighted several examples of Solomon’s leadership stumbles, including: placing Goldman Sachs as a member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance and participating in the federal government’s voluntary Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. Net Zero targets are unrealistic, unnecessary and violate fundamental tenets of the scientific method, and related policies have contributed significantly to high energy prices; leading the Company in a joint effort with several other corporations and labor unions to pressure the Trump administration to keep the United States in the non-binding Paris Climate Agreement, which was never ratified by the U.S. Senate, and does not require compliance to similar standards by China and India; signing a statement “opposing ‘any discriminatory legislation’ that makes it harder for people to vote,” in opposition to the Georgia Election Integrity Act, which is now a law that saw no diminished voter turnout in 2022; forcing diversity requirements on its client companies, while internally at the bank African-Americans and women make up 3 percent and 29 percent of senior management roles, respectively; allegedly using his relationships with Goldman Sachs clients to promote his EDM DJ career; reportedly using the company’s private jets for personal travel, despite a policy to limit such use -- going as far as to book seven trips over seven consecutive weekends, according to the New York Post; demonstrating personal conduct that reportedly led to Goldman Sachs reaching a $12-million settlement over its “sexist culture,” with Mr. Solomon allegedly boasting “about his sexual prowess;” forays into retail banking and lending enterprises Marcus and Greensky, which were jettisoned after barely getting started. “Goldman Sachs works its junior bankers an average of 98 hours a week, while Mr. Solomon prioritizes useless Net Zero gambits and promotes his side hustle,” Chesser said. “Really we are going easy on him by asking the board to just make him either Chairman or CEO, but not both.” NLPC has also filed a report with the SEC in support of a shareholder proposal sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, which seeks a congruency report about Goldman Sachs’s China-focused ETFs to assess whether they are aligned with the company’s commitments to support human rights. NLPC also opposes three shareholder proposals that seek adherence to Net Zero priorities and an end to the company’s funding of fossil fuel development. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 19, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SPACE10 Launches Global AI Design Competition


Research and design lab SPACE10 launches a global design competition to reimagine home — using AI. Over the past year, generative AI tools have enhanced imaginative and creative capabilities, allowing millions of people to visualise worlds beyond those we ever thought possible. In a first of its kind competition, SPACE10 challenges participants to apply new AI tools to future homes and cities. Regenerative Futures is part competition, part open-source research, and open to everyone. The competition encourages play and imagination to create visual concepts of future homes, communities, and cities that help address some of the biggest challenges facing everyday life. 'As global populations are changing as a result of climate impacts, migration, and resource scarcity, we must not only think differently about our future homes, not only in terms of design and function, but how they can replenish and restore the world around us. Innovation cannot exist in the absence of difference, so we’re calling on thinkers, dreamers, and trouble-makers from diverse backgrounds to share their visions of the future.’ — Ryan Sherman, Creative & Strategy, SPACE10 The Brief: Participants will be asked to respond to one of the following three scenarios: Resilient Futures: Design in the scale of a single dwelling As we look to the future, how can we design homes as spaces of refuge and resilience? How will they flex to sudden climatic changes, while being conscious of the land and ecology around them? As climate events get more frequent and severe, people are forced to adapt — and live — with more extreme environments. The resilient home is one that can take inspiration from regenerative practices, Indigenous or traditional technologies, and can use local materials. Consider how it relates to its surrounding environment and location on the planet. Symbiotic Futures: Design in the scale of a small community How will future communities co-exist with non-human species? And how might the design of our homes and communities nurture surrounding ecosystems? As we approach the biggest ecological collapse in 65 million years, we must explore how our future home and communities can support local biodiversity to thrive. Materials, location, and nature’s own creativity are design considerations. Imagine a future where non-human entities become allies in co-designing our homes and neighbourhoods. Collective Futures: Design in the scale of a city What would a self-sustaining city look like? How can we adapt and evolve existing structures and streets to better support collective living? As city populations accelerate, there will be higher demand for resources like energy, food, and water. How can we enhance today’s city, its buildings, and infrastructure to provide these daily essentials? Consider the challenge of comfortably housing more people in global cities, and ways to do this without the environmental impact of constructing new dwellings. In this future, the city is more aware — and abundant — to meet residents’ needs. ‘We are only at the very beginning in understanding the potential of AI tools. This is an exciting competition that explores the reach of the global community’s collective imagination when given the chance to play with these tools, to test the limitations and opportunities that lay before us.’ — Linus Karlsson, Chief Creative Officer, IKEA of Sweden AB Criteria: Concepts will be judged by a panel of international judges. Finalists will see their AI-generated vision of the regenerative home transformed into a travelling exhibition, and will be eligible for prizes selected by the judges. ‘In this competition, I would like to see distinctly new ideas, not merely an average of existing ideas. A creative solution that isn’t yet associated with our notion of a sustainable home. I'd like to see visual artistry.’ — Tim Fu, Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Jury Panel: The jury panel consists of globally renowned architects, media, and AI artists. They include Tim Fu, Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects; Helen Job, Head of Research at SPACE10, David Basulto, CEO & Founder of ArchDaily; Nick Jeffries, Senior Expert at Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Javier Torner, Global Solutions Division at UN Habitat; Mawuena Tendar, Co-Founder of Standard Deviation; Dragon Li, Editor-in-Chief of Design Boom; Asuka Kawanabe, Freelance Journalist for Wired, Forbes, and others; Dominique Petit-Frère, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Limbo Accra, and Linus Karlsson, Chief Creative Officer, IKEA of Sweden AB. Apply Here: Participants can apply to the competition at starting 6 April 2023, with a deadline to submit by 4 May. Press package with images can be found here. For further information, please contact Sofia Clarke at Other SPACE10 Projects SPACE10 recently released a short film, Creativity in the Age of AI, in collaboration with Joss Fong and Áron Filkey, using AI models. The video travels back through history to understand how the adoption and adaptation of tech innovations have improved everyday life. It also explores AI’s growing role in the creative process, and what the history of creative tools can teach us about the future. View the film here. ### ABOUT SPACE10 SPACE10 is a research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and the planet. SPACE10 is proudly supported by and entirely dedicated to the IKEA Brand. SPACE10 operates independently to bring an outside-in perspective to the IKEA Brand. The role of SPACE10 is to qualify new opportunities, inform strategies, build new partnerships, and design new solutions to create a better everyday life for both people and the planet. ABOUT IKEA IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. Today, 12 different groups of companies own and operate IKEA sales channels in more than 60 markets across the world, under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA brand, all sharing the same vision: To create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in Älmhult, Sweden, in 1943. Contact Details Sofia Clarke

April 18, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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We’ve Got Thousands of Jobs and We Want YOU!

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Career growth for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses is a priority in Northern Virginia. To support veterans, cleared talent and military spouses in their careers, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is hosting a free, two-day career fair May 10-11, 2023, with Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Hire Vets Now Foundation in partnership with Fort Belvoir, Virginia Department of Veteran Services, and Virginia Employment Commission. “Hundreds of companies in Northern Virginia honor those who have served our nation and are looking to hire from our military and veteran community. These employers want to fill thousands of mission-driven, high-paying jobs right now, and we want to help our transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses connect with these incredible opportunities,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of FCEDA. “Industries across finance, healthcare, renewable energy and more will benefit from the unique and valuable skillset our military communities offer,” he continued. “These Northern Virginia-based employers also recognize that service can take you around the country, and the world, and they are committed to supporting our military community and cleared talent in these transitions.” During the two-day event, candidates will have the opportunity to network with dozens of hiring organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies and rising start-ups. Top national employers including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), BAE Systems, CACI, GDIT and Inova Health System are actively hiring for 10,000+ positions across government, IT, finance, defense, renewable energy, and healthcare sectors. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, and attendees do not need to live in Northern Virginia to meet with participating companies. To view the full list of companies participating and to register, visit In-person Career Fair and Resource Expo – Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST, National Museum of the United States Army, 1775 Liberty Drive Virginia, Fort Belvoir 22060. For transit and parking information, visit this link. Free headshots, resume guidance and access to upskilling resources will be available to set you up for success! Virtual Career Fair and Resource Expo – Thursday, May 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST, via online meeting portal, Premier Virtual. To register, visit this link. Northern Virginia is home to leading international companies, including 38 in the defense and aerospace sector alone. With its proximity to major federal agencies – including the Department of Defense, the Pentagon and NASA – educational institutions and Fortune 500 headquarters, Fairfax County is a top location for fostering professional growth for cleared talent. To support the growing need for talent in Northern Virginia, FCEDA and its partners have been organizing in-person and virtual career fairs since 2020 to attract, retain and nurture talent by connecting job seekers to military-friendly companies in the region. To-date, FCEDA-hosted career fairs have attracted nearly 10,000 jobseekers, resulting in thousands of conversations between attending candidates and hiring companies. To find out more, visit ### About the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Contact Details Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Anna Nissinen +1 571-446-9940

April 18, 2023 11:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DataWeave’s New U.S. Apparel Report Analyzes 40,000+ SKUs: Pricing, Discounting, and Availability Changing in Inflationary Times


Stock Availability for Premium products averaged 80%—higher than for regular products Discounting rose sharply from July 2022 to January 2023 Regular prices dropped across most retailers during this period DataWeave, a leading provider of Competitive Intelligence and Digital Shelf Analytics for consumer brands and retailers globally, recently released a new report, US Apparel eCommerce: Pricing and Stock Availability Trends on the Backdrop of Inflation. The report provides a data-rich overview of the fashion and apparel market, with pricing changes, stock availability, and discounting tracked across top retailers and brands. Across more than 40,000 leading fashion apparel SKUs between July 2022 and January 2023, DataWeave analyzes price changes, discounting, and product availability across top retailers in light of post-pandemic market dynamics and an inflationary environment. DataWeave’s US Apparel eCommerce industry report 2023 looks at the impact of inflation on pricing in apparel, tracking consistent price drops across five major retailers over the past few months (with slight prices increases across two more). Analysis on pricing and availability of fashion apparel provides insight into broader trends during economic downturns or inflationary periods. “Apparel is seen as a discretionary spend, and as consumers feel the pinch of inflation, many are likely to cut down on their apparel purchases.,” said Karthik Bettadapura, CEO of DataWeave. “Amid this, our analysis identifies a trend of reducing prices across retailers and brands. This is also a sign that inventory has caught up with and overtaken demand.” The US Apparel eCommerce report analyzes product availability in the last six months, and finds that across most retailers, it has risen and leveled out during this period. It goes on to compare stock availability of premium versus regular products. The report also includes a section on the complexities of product matching in apparel and how retailers can use this to improve their competitive price positioning. “Pricing competitively is an important area of focus not only for retailers but also for brand manufacturers who sell on marketplaces,” said Krish Thyagarajan, President and COO of DataWeave. “With the price-conscious consumer market we’re experiencing, this includes keeping an eye on their online presence and benchmarking their discounting and pricing against competitors across all their products. Our US Apparel eCommerce report provides retailers and brands with a view into the current state of online apparel retail, as inflation continues to inform pricing decisions, and stock availability has rebounded after months of pandemic-driven supply chain challenges.” # # # Report Methodology To reach its findings, DataWeave tracked the data of 40,000+ leading fashion apparel SKUs to analyze stock availability and discounts. The timeline of the analysis spans July 2022 to January 2023, capturing the state of the market as the economy moved from a supply-rich post-pandemic environment to a belt-tightening inflationary one. DataWeave is a SaaS-based digital commerce analytics platform that provides competitive intelligence to retailers and digital shelf analytics to consumer brands globally. With DataWeave, retailers can make smarter pricing and merchandising decisions while consumer brands can optimize their digital shelf for KPIs like share of search, content quality, price competitiveness, and stock availability. DataWeave’s AI-powered proprietary technology aggregates and delivers actionable eCommerce insights across 500+ billion data points globally, 400,000 brands, 1,500+ websites, 20+ verticals, and 25+ languages. Learn more at Contact Details Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC (MKPR) Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 Company Website

April 18, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FEC Complaint Calls Out AOC’s Credit Card Spending Spree

Coolidge Reagan Foundation

[Washington, DC] [April 18, 2023] – Government Ethics watchdog, the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, announced it has filed a formal Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The Complaint, filed by Dan Backer on behalf of the Foundation, details repeated, blatant violations of federal campaign finance law by AOC and her campaign in concealed how it spent thousands of dollars of campaign funds. Backer and the Coolidge Reagan Foundation have a long history of winning FEC battles, including a $15,000 fine levied against Bernie Sanders’ campaign and an historic 6-figure fine against Hillary for America and the Democratic National Committee for lying about their funding of the Russia hoax. The Complaint filed on Monday states in part, “…On numerous occasions throughout 2022, AOC for Congress reported tens of thousands of dollars of disbursements for card payments and card payment reimbursements to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez herself; American Express; and an entity called “Veyond!,” which appears to have provided virtual reality services and apparently no longer operates under that name. In each case, the reports do not fully disclose the purposes of each payment for which the charge card was used…” The Complaint describes how campaigns are permitted to use charge cards (or reimburse candidates for use of their personal charge cards) for otherwise permissible campaign-related expenses, however, disclosure reports must accurately identify both the recipient of those funds, as well as each of the campaign-related goods and services purchased. “Without disclosing her credit card spending spree, it is impossible to determine if AOC is illegally using campaign funds to pay personal expenses,” explained Dan Backer. “Not only is the public entitled to that information, but without such disclosure, who knows what AOC and her campaign are hiding?” “For someone who harangues former President Trump on what amounts to trumped-up campaign finance allegations, it seems AOC should look in the mirror,” Backer continued. ### Please visit: For more information or to schedule an interview with a CFR spokesperson, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Contact Details Coolidge Reagan Foundation Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 Company Website

April 18, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NCMA Welcomes New Board Members to Advance the Contract Management Profession

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a professional association and standards setter for contract management professionals, announced the addition of six new members to its Board of Directors. Karla Smith Jackson, Wes Bennett, Timothy Applegate, Steve Woo, David Cade, and Iris Cooper have joined the board to provide their unique expertise and insights in NCMA's strategic efforts. "We are pleased to welcome Karla, Wes, Timothy, Steve, and David to the NCMA Board of Directors," said NCMA Program Year 2024 President, Denyce Carter. “I’m also happy to report that Iris is serving a second term on the Board. As we continue to advance the contract management profession and its connection with other acquisition related communities through advocacy, standards, and professional development, each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and leadership to the organization. We are excited to have them on board to help us further our mission." With over 30 years of experience in federal contracting, Karla Smith Jackson, the Senior Procurement Executive, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Assistant Administrator for Procurement at NASA, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board. Her impressive background in program management, acquisition, and contract planning, as well as her senior leadership roles in various government agencies, make her a valuable asset to the board. Wes Bennett is the Senior Director - Strategic Azure Gov't Cloud Contracts at Microsoft, where he provides executive-level advice on business strategy for Department of Defense and intelligence community specific opportunities for Azure Government Cloud products and solutions. With his expertise in both the defense industry and federal government, including his former role as DARPA’s Senior Procurement Executive, Mr. Bennett will be a valuable addition to the board. As a Senior Executive Service member and Director of the Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Timothy Applegate, CPCM, has experience in cradle-to-grave acquisition, program management, and operations of weapon systems in support of various multi-functional programs. With over 35 years of acquisition and contracting expertise and a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Contracting, Mr. Applegate brings a wealth of knowledge to the board, particularly in the areas of strategic planning and program management. Steve Woo, CPCM, CFCM Fellow, currently leads a buying group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory managing $1.2B in subcontracts supporting NASA’s Deep Space Network facilities worldwide. Prior to his current position, he managed the Non-Flight Research & Develop group whose team established contracts with Sandia National Laboratories and other Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC). Mr. Woo’s leadership in the NCMA and his expertise in managing large-scale contracts make him a valuable addition to the board. David Cade is currently Vice President of U.S. Government Services Business Transformation for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for creating a framework for engagement and future contracts with government customers while meeting current business commitments. Mr. Cade brings experience in contracts, compliance, and business transformation to the board. He has a background in law and has served in various leadership roles at The Boeing Company. He is also dedicated to serving a broad spectrum of organizations, including the Boeing focal for Howard University, where he is responsible for development and implementation of a multi-year university strategy aligned with Boeing’s enterprise objectives. Iris Cooper, CPCM, Fellow, former Assistant Secretary for Procurement, Contracts, and Grants at the NC Department of Health and Human Services has been reappointed to the board. With experience in procurement and contracting, she brings a wealth of knowledge in managing contracts and grants across the NCDHHS mission. Her commitment to integrity, transparency, and efficient procurement strategies will be valuable to the board. Ms. Cooper's passion for acquisition transformation and leadership skills will help drive the success of the organization. "NCMA is honored to welcome these new and returning Directors," said NCMA CEO, Kraig Conrad. "Their invaluable experience and perspectives will play a crucial role in our collaboration to explore new avenues for growth.” The NCMA Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring its financial stability, and overseeing the development and delivery of member services and educational programs. Beginning July 2023, the newly appointed Board will officially assume their duties and convene at NCMA's World Congress event in Nashville, TN. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a nonprofit organization founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. With nearly 20,000 members, NCMA is dedicated to promoting excellence in the contract management profession through education, certification, and professional networking opportunities. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit Contact Details NCMA Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 Company Website

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