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Shareholder Calls for Removal of Dan Schulman from Board at Verizon Annual Meeting

National Legal & Policy Center

Today, Paul Chesser, Director of the National Legal and Policy Center ’s Corporate Integrity Project, gave remarks at Verizon Communications Inc.’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, to support a shareholder proposal the ethics group filed with the company. NLPC’s proposal would require the company to itemize and disclose the nature of ‘take-down requests’ it has received from the U.S. government. Revelations from “The Twitter Files,” about the aggressive efforts by the federal government to pressure social media and telecommunications companies to censor critics and political enemies of public officials, was part of the motivation for the proposal. During Chesser’s presentation, he also called for the removal of Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, from the Verizon board of directors. Schulman has presided over extensive censorship, de-platforming and punitive financial measures against customers during his tenure at PayPal. The full text of Chesser’s remarks is below: Verizon opposes our proposal for a report on government takedown requests because the Company says it already publishes so-called “ Transparency Reports,” and therefore the report we request isn’t necessary. But what Verizon calls a “Transparency Report,” is nothing of the sort. The report we seek asks for specific requests for censorship that Verizon has received from all branches of the United States government. All Verizon’s alleged “Transparency Reports” give you are numbers, and zero transparency. As we have seen from the revelations in the “ Twitter Files,” agencies controlled by the White House censored their critics via social and corporate media entities, at an unprecedented scale. For example, major tech companies including Verizon met monthly with the FBI and Homeland Security ahead of the 2020 election, to discuss how to handle so-called “election misinformation.” Platforms, including those controlled by Verizon, reportedly removed alleged “misinformation” at the request of the government. Yet there are no such disclosures of any censorship incidents in Verizon’s phony “Transparency Report.” But the type of report we request would include them. Verizon also engaged in election interference when it abruptly shut down a test run of one of Donald Trump’s most important voter-contact programs one weekend in July 2020, potentially costing the former president millions of dollars in donations. And in 2021, members of Congress who regulate the telecom industry wrote to Verizon urging them to drop One America News Network and other conservative-leaning news channels. Verizon ended its 17-year relationship with OANN, while the discredited, flailing CNN remains on the Company’s channel listings. If Verizon truly wanted to stop “misinformation,” they would dump CNN. Verizon, meanwhile, claims that, “Our respect for the right to freedom of expression of opinion is fundamental to our business.” Because of these examples I cited and others, we doubt that Verizon genuinely believes in freedom of speech. But if Verizon wants the public to believe that, one step they could take is to ask for the resignation of Dan Schulman from the Board of Directors. While he’s been CEO of PayPal, his company has implemented some of the most extreme cancel culture and censorship policies in Corporate America, including trying to impose a $2,500 fine of account holders who allegedly promote “misinformation.” PayPal also terminated, without warning, the account of one of the last remaining pro-Democracy groups in Hong Kong, before it fell to the communist Chinese government. I could cite many more examples of PayPal’s cancel culture actions during Mr. Schulman’s tenure. He has no business being on the board of a major media or telecom corporation – or any company for that matter. Thank you, and please vote FOR Item 5 on the proxy statement. END REMARKS NLPC has filed more than two dozen shareholder proposals this proxy season, and appeared at the annual meetings of Apple, Disney, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Berkshire Hathaway, and Boeing, and will similarly present resolutions at many other companies in the coming weeks. 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 an NLPC representative, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

May 11, 2023 11:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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3 Small-Cap Tech Stocks That Appear Ready to Resume Their Rallies

Spotlight Growth/ASUR

Unearth hidden treasures in the high-risk, high-reward realm of small-cap stocks, where savvy investors can capitalize on market dips and ride the wave of growth, armed with diligent research and risk management strategies. Waiting for a pullback on quality small-cap stocks can be an attractive investment strategy for risk-tolerant investors seeking higher returns. Small-cap stocks have historically outperformed their larger peers over a long time horizon, offering higher growth potential in exchange for some additional risk. However, it is essential to focus on quality stocks with strong fundamentals, as they are more likely to withstand market fluctuations and deliver consistent returns in the long run. These under-the-radar companies can sometimes avoid much of the broader market chaos, making them appealing investment options during market dips. When investing in small-cap stocks, it is crucial to focus on research and make proper asset allocation decisions, as these stocks are highly volatile and susceptible to market risks. Investors should also consider their risk appetite before venturing into small-cap investments, as these stocks can experience significant declines during market downturns. Buying the dip in quality small-cap stocks can be a rewarding strategy for investors with a higher risk appetite and a long-term investment horizon. By focusing on strong fundamentals and proper asset allocation, investors can maximize their returns and grow their wealth over time while navigating the inherent risks associated with small-cap investments. With quality small-cap stocks in mind, here are three tech-focused companies that are worth researching further: 1. Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) The Austin, Texas-based company provides cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software solutions geared towards small and medium-sized businesses. Asure’s suite of services aims to help businesses cut costs by streamlining back-office operations across human resources, payroll, tax, employee attendance, HR compliance, and more. Since the start of 2023, Asure has inked partnerships with notable companies such as H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and Intuit's (NYSE: INTU) TurboTax to expand their offerings and features aimed at helping small business boost their employee retention and recruitment efforts. Asure Software saw impressive growth during 2022, which resulted in total revenue of $95.8 million or 26% year-over-year growth. Adjusted EBITDA for 2022 improved by $4.2 million to reach $11.8 million. The HCM provider’s 2022 results surpassed its own guidance by a significant margin and with SMBs continuing to look for ways to cut costs and get leaner, Asure’s products & services likely face another year ahead of strong demand and growth. The strong growth trend appears to be continuing into 2023 so far, after the company reported impressive Q1 2023 results with revenue of $33.1 million, a 36% increase from Q1 2022. Recurring revenue reached $28.0 million, up 22% from the previous year, and net income stood at $0.3 million, a $3.4 million improvement year-over-year. The company also reported a gross profit of $24.4 million, marking a 58% rise from Q1 2022. Following these strong results, Asure has updated its full year 2023 guidance, with expected revenue in the range of $111.0M - $113.0M, up from the previously estimated $105.0M - $107.0M. The company also provided Q2 2023 guidance, forecasting revenue between $25.0M - $26.0M, and an Adjusted EBITDA of $2.5M - $3.5M. According to Nasdaq.com, Institutional investors continue to provide Asure with strong support with institutional ownership of over 65%, which equates to a total value of around $182 million, as of this writing. Furthermore, disclosures from the period ended March 31, 2023, showed Asure gained Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Ritholtz Wealth Management, Jump Financial, LLC, and others as new institutional shareholders. 2. C3 AI (NYSE: AI) Based out of Redwood City, CA, C3 AI describes itself as an enterprise AI app software company, which offers a comprehensive platform that allows businesses and organizations to develop, deploy and operate AI applications. C3 AI's platform features many industry-specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) AI apps that are geared toward helping enterprises begin to adopt new technologies into their operations. Artificial intelligence has been a major theme through the first half of 2023. The rise of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and the incredible capabilities of new AI programs have led to a surge in demand. C3 AI has been a beneficiary of this demand, as investors look to scoop up AI-related investments. Even the U.S. Department of Defense has partnered with C3 AI to develop enterprise AI solutions for the U.S. Air Force’s critical mission readiness. C3 AI is well-capitalized with a strong current ratio of 7.70, as a result of cash & equivalents holding of over $311 million and limited debt, as of January 2023. Nasdaq.com highlights C3 AI’s institutional ownership at nearly 42%, which has seen 80 new institutions add shares of C3 AI since the end of Q3 2022. 3. Vimeo (NASDAQ: VMEO) Vimeo is a New York-based video software solutions provider. Using a SaaS model, Vimeo allows subscribers to create, collaborate and deploy video within its platform. From OTT streaming and monetization capabilities to AI-based video creation and editing, Vimeo's platform provides a comprehensive solution for major corporations, small businesses, solopreneurs, schools, and more. In early May 2023, Vimeo reported first quarter 2023 financial results, which continued to demonstrate growth at the video software provider. While total revenue did see a slight 4% decrease y/y to $103.6 million, net losses saw a massive improvement of $25.9 million during the quarter to reach ($0.7 million). In addition, adjusted EBITDA improved by $13.6 million to reach $3.2 million during the first three months of 2023. Enterprise booking saw impressive growth of 62% y/y, thanks to new customers including BBC, UCLA, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Warner Brothers, and more. Over the past several months, Vimeo's share price has struggled but has continuously found support around the $3.25 level. Based on the financial results, Vimeo is seeing a growth shift to enterprises. This could help the company stabilize results, as enterprise customers tend to be more vested and longer-term focused than smaller organizations and individuals. If Vimeo can continue to build on its enterprise growth, its share price could see some improvement. Disclaimer: Spotlight Growth is compensated, either directly or via a third party, to provide investor relations services for its clients. Spotlight Growth creates exposure for companies through a customized marketing strategy, including design of promotional material, the drafting and editing of press releases and media placement. All information on featured companies is provided by the companies profiled, or is available from public sources. Spotlight Growth and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. The information contained herein is based on external sources that Spotlight Growth believes to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. Spotlight Growth may create reports and content that has been compensated by a company or third-parties, or for purposes of self-marketing. Spotlight Growth was compensated four thousand dollars cash by Asure Software for the creation and dissemination of this content by the company. This material does not represent a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s plans and objectives, projections, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. The above communication, the attachments and external Internet links provided are intended for informational purposes only and are not to be interpreted by the recipient as a solicitation to participate in securities offerings. Investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors and may not be permissible in certain jurisdictions. Spotlight Growth and its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may have bought or sold or may buy or sell shares in the companies discussed herein, which may be acquired prior, during or after the publication of these marketing materials. Spotlight Growth, its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees may sell the stock of said companies at any time and may profit in the event those shares rise in value. For more information on our disclosures, please visit: https://spotlightgrowth.com/disclosures/ The Post “ 3 Small-Cap Tech Stocks That Appear Ready to Resume Their Rallies ” First Appeared On Spotlight Growth. Contact Details Asure Software Spotlight Growth info@spotlightgrowth.com

May 11, 2023 05:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Livento Group (NUGN) Logistics Holding Development Update

Livento Group

NuGene International, Inc./ Livento Group, Inc. (OTC: NUGN), is a dynamic group that specializes in acquiring and developing companies with disruptive business models. Livento is proud to announce the start of Global Dot Logistics (GDL). Specializing in the logistics sector, GDL will operate primarily as a holding company for multiple logistics subsidiaries across USA and Europe, with Livento holding an 15% ownership stake in the company. Livento Group’s management works actively with GDL, and its management contract will bring further revenues to the company. As part of its growth plan, Livento announces the official renaming of its logistics subsidiary from “Eurodot” to “Global Dot Logistics.” GDL's objective is to expand through acquisitions, utilizing the holding company to manage and operate its subsidiary companies. GDL plans to scale up rapidly and create a global logistics network across the USA and EU. GDL is excited to confirm the completion of an acquisition of a target company in Prague established in 2009, which has grown organically over the years, adding multiple transportation methods including road, air, sea, and rail, as well as storage services. With a turnover of $16m in 2022 and an extensive client base of globally recognized companies, the acquisition is a significant milestone for GDL. Livento Group’s management actively supports GDL's vision and growth plans. GDL's management team is currently in discussions for a second acquisition, with due diligence already underway for a company based in Nevada, USA. The company currently operates in the trucking sector and provides managed warehouse services. Global Dot Logistics has set an ambitious target turnover of over $55m within the next 12 months, which will be achieved through acquisitions. The companies within the GDL group will benefit from its internal distribution network across the USA and Europe, which will facilitate seamless operations. Global Dot Logistics has obtained Reg A certification from the SEC and completed the registration process for Reg D. GDL plans to raise $5 million initially via Reg A and subsequently pursue additional acquisitions through Reg A/D offerings. Livento Group's establishment of Global Dot Logistics marks another significant step in the group's growth strategy. The subsidiary's focus on acquisitions and its vision for a global logistics network, supported by Livento group, positions Global Dot Logistics to become a dominant player in the logistics sector. About Livento Group, Inc. Livento Group ( OTC: NUGN ) is focused on acquiring and developing companies with disruptive business models. The company recently launched BOXO Productions, a film and television production subsidiary led by a top actor and producers in the industry. For more information, visit www.liventogroup.com and www.boxoproductions.com. Safe Harbor Statement: This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements as predictions, projections, or references future events and expectations, possibilities or similar. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company is unable to give any assurance that its expectations will be attained due to several variable factors. Factors or events that could cause actual results to differ may emerge, and it is impossible for the Company to predict all of them. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, effects of continued geopolitical unrest and regional conflicts, in customer order patterns, changes in consumer trends, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. Although the Company intends to provide public updates, it undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law. Contact: David Stybr, CEO Livento Group, Inc. contact@liventogroup.com Livento Group | LinkedIn | Twitter Boxo Productions | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Global Dot Logistics | LinkedIn | Twitter Contact Details Livento Group, Inc. contact@liventogroup.com

May 10, 2023 09:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Columbus, Ohio-area School Wins Grand Prize in National Creativity Competition presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs – Earns Visit from the Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday, May 23

Campus Multimedia

Glacier Ridge Elementary School in Dublin, OH, has been named the national grand prize winner of the Court of Creativity contest presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs. As the grand prize winner, the school will receive a visit from the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday, May 23, plus a $1,000 prize that was awarded when they became a finalist. Judges from the Harlem Globetrotters and Jersey Mike’s Subs were impressed by the students’ ability to blend science, music, and basketball in a creative and original way. The school’s participation included multiple grade levels as their 5th graders performed and analyzed 10 different science experiments, and 3rd graders created a basketball movement music routine. "Congratulations to Glacier Ridge Elementary for winning the Court of Creativity challenge," said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. "We were impressed by the creativity and energy from all the submissions we received, and we're thrilled to name Glacier Ridge Elementary as the grand prize winner." Known as the “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs,” the six-week contest was open to public, private, and vocational schools with grades Kindergarten through 5th across the United States. It was part of Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters’ ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, teamwork, and creativity among young people. The contest encouraged students to showcase their creativity related to the Harlem Globetrotters or the sport of basketball. “On behalf of the staff and students of Glacier Ridge Elementary School, we are extremely honored and grateful to be the recipient of the Court of Creativity contest sponsored by Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters,” said Pete Kurty, Principal at Glacier Ridge Elementary School. “We are excited to celebrate as a whole school as the Globetrotters perform and then we are treated to a delicious Jersey Mike’s lunch. We would be remiss if we didn’t also celebrate the creativity of the teachers of the winning lesson submissions. Incorporating creativity into instruction is what great educators do every day. However, without the creativity, innovation, and collaboration of the 5th-grade teaching team and the music and physical education teacher, this experience would not be possible. Thank you to Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters for encouraging and promoting creativity and quality instruction in order to provide an amazing educational experience for students.” ABOUT JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com). The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters – THE originators of basketball style, captured by dynamic athletes with unmatched skills and influencers of today’s game. The team has showcased their iconic brand of basketball in over 124 countries and territories across six continents since 1926. Winners of 2 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards and Emmy® nominated for their hit NBC weekly series, “Harlem Globetrotters: Play it Forward,” they continue to break barriers and stand as leaders across diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission continues to advance the game of basketball and deliver exciting and interactive entertainment to the world. If you have ever seen a jump shot, slam dunk or a half-court hook shot, you have witnessed the creative moves made famous by the Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the full schedules and more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.campusmultimedia.com/

May 10, 2023 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Guild Esports aims for 5 million-strong audience following strong first half

Guild Esports PLC

Guild Esports PLC chief executive Jasmine Skee joined Proactive's Stephen Gunnion with details of the company's half-year results, which show strong revenue growth and reduced costs. Revenue increased by 241% to £3.7mln compared to £1.1mln last year, while gross profit rose by 256% to £2.5 million. Skee told Proactive that the company diversified its revenue streams through Guild Studios, which focuses on gaming campaigns with brands like Samsung Mobile and Anthony Nolan. It aims to reach an audience of 5 million by the end of the year by focusing on platforms popular with Gen Z and Gen Alpha, such as Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok, she added. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813 uk@proactiveinvestors.com

May 10, 2023 05:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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COMCAST LAUNCHES SPEEDS FASTER THAN A GIG IN DEMING, PORTALES, AND TAOS

Comcast New Mexico

Comcast announced today internet speeds up to 1.2 Gbps (1,200 Mbps) are now available via the Xfinity 10G Network to nearly 20,000 homes and businesses in Deming, Portales, and Taos, New Mexico. These new speeds are available to new and existing customers. With the launch of new, faster speeds, Comcast, the nation’s largest provider of Gigabit internet, will provide internet options ranging from 50 Mbps to 1.2 Gbps, together with video, mobile, voice, home security and management products, and other products and services geared to local businesses. In addition, Xfinity Internet customers who lease a gateway will have access to Comcast’s next-generation cyber protection, xFi Advanced Security, that automatically detects and blocks of cyber threats like malware, providing peace of mind to consumers and businesses. “Comcast is committed to connecting more people to what matters most to them,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “We’re excited to bring additional internet options to consumers and businesses on our fast, reliable, secure network. Whether it’s for work, school, or entertainment, our fiber-rich, gigabit network is built to meet the needs of tomorrow - today.” Comcast also is addressing digital equity in the communities we serve through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion dollar commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. In the last three years, Comcast has invested more than $13.5 million in more than 75 nonprofit and community organizations across New Mexico. Additionally, Comcast will continue to bring affordable, high-speed internet to low-income households through Internet Essentials. In over 10 years, the program has connected more than 10 million Americans, including 412,000 New Mexicans. Comcast also proudly participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides a subsidy of up to $30 per month –up to $75 per month in tribal areas—to pay for Internet service, covering the full cost of both Internet Essentials (50/10 Mbps) and Internet Essentials Plus (100/20 Mbps) for eligible households. Interested customers can visit Xfinity.com/ACP or call 1-800-Xfinity to learn more about this program and find out if they qualify. -More- Powered by the Xfinity 10G Network Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future: Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect nearly 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. The Xfinity 10G Network with the next-generation Xfinity gateways deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously. Fastest Internet: Comcast is the largest provider of Gigabit internet and about one third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful Xfinity WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas, with plans for an offering of increased support for in-home WiFi through a “boost guarantee” later this year. Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network – the Xfinity 10G Network – that passes 60 million homes and business and counting. The company plans to launch a new device that is “storm-ready” with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out. Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity 10G Network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home. For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Julianne Phares +1 505-218-0961 julianne_phares@cable.comcast.com Company Website https://newmexico.comcast.com/

May 09, 2023 11:05 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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BettingLadies.com Launches Sports Betting Industry’s First Affiliate, News and Content Site For All Sports, For Women - By Women

BettingLadies.com

BettingLadies.com, the first sports betting affiliate and content site for all sports written by women, for women, today announced it has officially launched its public-facing site. All content on the site is written, created and produced by women content creators to explicitly provide sports betting news, information, odds and statistics for women bettors of all skill levels. While most sites which target the women-bettor demographic segment their offering by exclusively discussing women’s sports, BettingLadies.com differentiates itself through the discussion of both women’s and men’s sports. This mixed approach to female-targeted content enables bettors to participate in and enjoy wagering opportunities around dominant leagues such as the NBA, NHL and MLB, while also embracing the emerging market of women’s sports betting. “The genesis of BettingLadies.com is about making sports betting more accessible for women. I looked for content to help educate myself as a bettor, but found the majority of resources were clearly created to be consumed by a male audience,” said Val C. Martinez, CEO and founder of BettingLadies.com. “Multiple studies have found that nearly a third of the betting market is women, however the opportunities for female-centric content have been limited. While there are women content creators in the market, I strategically saw whitespace and wanted to create a new space where bettors could consume content from like-minded female sports fans, as well as build a platform where female creators can find a voice in the emerging sports betting market.” Martinez brings more than 20-years experience as a banker and financial executive, leading large business groups in major financial institutions, to her role as founder of BettingLandies.com. In addition to daily news from the sports world and daily betting lines, BettingLadies.com currently hosts the following signature elements: BettingLadies.com Community - Sign up and meet, interact and discuss betting with like-minded women. Lady Locks - Daily videos provide insights and betting information on the day’s biggest sporting events. Betting Guides - Educational videos, tutorials and how-to’s for all betting skills from beginners to the advanced. Tarot Reading - A fun free-to-play game for users to get their fortune on different sports betting experiences. The site’s most noted content creator is a professional wrestler and sports broadcast talent Danielle Kamela. In addition to writing for BettingLadies.com, Kamela creates the site’s signature digital asset, the daily “Lady Locks” series, which posts to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. “What drew me to working with BettingLadies.com was Val’s vision to create an approachable, judgement free and inclusive community, built on educating and supporting the growth of women bettors across the country,” Kamela said. “As a fan and bettor of all sports, Lady Locks provides me the opportunity to be flexible in the content I create, moving seamlessly from NBA to MLB games and NFL games in the fall. I’m excited about the future of this site and giving a voice to women bettors.” In addition to Kamela, BettingLadies.com has plans to expand to more than a dozen featured personalities in the coming months. “Beyond the launch, our goal is to evolve BettingLadies.com to be synonymous with the betting experience for women. We’ll soon begin creating in-person regional betting events based on the growth of our community,” said Martinez. “We’re continually looking for new affiliate partners, as well as voices and creators, to scale and expand our content to new mediums, social platforms and sports. As a true first mover in this category, we see nothing but potential for the future of women sports bettors.” To learn more about the site and to sign up for the BettingLadies.com betting community, please visit BettingLadies.com. ABOUT BETTINGLADIES.COM BettingLadies.com is the first sports betting affiliate and content site written by women, for women. Founded in 2022, the site offers sports betting news, information, odds and statistics for women bettors of all skill levels, written and produced from a woman’s perspective. For more information and content, visit BettingLadies.com on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Contact Details Sterling Randle srandle@hotpaperlantern.com

May 09, 2023 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Arrested During Presentation of Proposal at Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

National Legal & Policy Center

During the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting on Saturday in Omaha, Peter Flaherty had his microphone cut, was arrested, and forcibly removed from the arena. Flaherty is the Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which was the sponsor of Proposal #8 to “require hereafter that two separate people hold the office of the Chairman and the office of the CEO.” In support of this resolution for an independent chair, Flaherty attempted to assert that Berkshire “would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s personal political activities,” and cited Buffett’s support for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among other factors. Resolution proponents were allowed three minutes each to speak in support of their proposals. Three other proponents spoke before Flaherty without interruption, including Michael Frerichs, Treasurer of Illinois. Video of the event shows that at 1:08 into his remarks, Flaherty was approached and interrupted at the microphone. It was by Cathy Woollums, a Berkshire official who was a designated liaison with proponents for the meeting. Not audible through the sound system, Woollums told Flaherty that he should stay “on topic.” Flaherty stated into the microphone, “You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair (occupied by Warren Buffett) that I be allowed to continue. Sir?” Buffett stated, “You may continue but under the three-minute limitation.” Flaherty replied, “Of course,” and resumed speaking at the 1:28 mark until the 2:04 mark when his mike went dead. At the 1:55 mark Warren Buffett attempted to start talking over Flaherty and appeared to give direction to other persons in the hall. This portion of Flaherty’s remarks concerned Bill Gates’ relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Immediately, two representatives of Clark International Security approached and stood in front of Flaherty. He was told to leave or he would be arrested. Flaherty replied that he would leave when he finished his statement. At this point, Flaherty was not fully aware that his mike had been cut, was still under the three-minute limitation, and had already received a favorable ruling from the chair. One of the Clark representatives summoned a uniformed Omaha policeman who was nearby and requested that he arrest Flaherty. He grabbed Flaherty by the arm, advised him that he was under arrest, and led him from the arena. Flaherty was transported by Omaha police to the Douglas County Corrections Center where he was searched, handcuffed, and charged with criminal trespass. Here is a transcript of what transpired before the microphone went dead: I am Peter Flaherty, Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. If we had an independent chair, the Company would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s political activities. He’s donated tens of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Bill Gates explained when the couple was still together, “although the foundation bears our names, basically half our resources have come from Warren Buffett.” If “woke” culture is a disease, then philanthropy is the virus. The Gates Foundation bankrolls the teaching of Critical Race Theory around the country, including that math is inherently racist. The Gates Foundation offers a Gender Identity Toolbox which asserts that gender is the result of “socially and culturally constructed ideas.” This is a lie. Gender is not a cultural construct. It is a genetic and biological fact. 1:08 WOOLLUMS INTERRUPTION You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair that I be allowed to continue. Sir?” 1:20 BUFFETT: “YOU MAY CONTINUE BUT UNDER THE THREE-MINUTE LIMITATION.” Of Course. We know how much Bill Gates cares about children. He met and traveled with Jeffrey Epstein many times after Epstein was convicted of sex crimes. The Gates Foundation had a huge influence over the COVID response fiasco. Bill Gates defended China’s COVID policies and still discounts the possibility that the virus originated from a lab, even though U.S. intelligence agencies disagree. The Gates Foundation may be the largest single donor to the “dark money” machine known as Arabella Associates. 1:54 BUFFETT TALKS OVER FLAHERTY (UNINTELLIGLBLE) It funds causes like defunding the police that are making American cities unlivable. Money goes, too, to groups conducting... 2:04 MICROPHONE GOES DEAD NLPC filed a proxy memo in support of its resolution on April 21. NLPC was the filer of a similar proposal for an independent chair last year at Berkshire when Flaherty spoke in support of the resolution without incident. The proposal received support from diverse shareholders including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). NLPC sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project and has engaged in shareholder activism since 2004. In 2023, NLPC is the proponent of proposals at 26 companies on a variety of topics. NLPC-filed proposals for an independent chair were also considered this year at Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Goldman-Sachs, Home Depot, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and Visa. Since 2004, Flaherty has spoken at the annual meetings of dozens of companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Facebook (now Meta), PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and Walmart. In connection to NLPC proposals, he has met with many corporate executives over the years, including then-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and then-GE CEO Jeff Immelt. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability 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 08, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Revolutionizing social media marketing: Thumzup Media CEO explains how users get paid to post

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Thumzup Media CEO Robert Steele joined Steve Darling from Proactive to share news the company has seen a strong start for its Thumzup mobile app, which allows advertisers to get user-generated content from customers and fans, paying them to become social media advocates for the brands they enjoy. Steele compares the company's model to that of Uber's democratization of ride-sharing. He tells Proactive the company now has over 100 listed opportunities from businesses in its app, an increase of 1,567% since the start of its commercial rollout. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

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