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Comcast Business Helps Salem Florist’s Business Blossom with Enhanced Connectivity

Comcast Oregon / SW Washington

Comcast Business today announced that it is supplying Salem-based flower shop Green Thumb Flower Box Florist with a Business Internet connection and business phone services, enabling the florist to stay connected to enhance customers’ experiences and deliver bespoke services to its loyal customer base. Green Thumb has been in business for more than five decades. In that time, the shop has amassed a loyal following and was named Best Florist in Mid Valley by the Statesman Journal. While some florists offer the same bouquet arrangements, almost all of Green Thumb’s floral arrangements are customized based on individual customers’ needs by a small team of floral designers. The shop relies on its internet and phone lines for ordering. “Our floral designers are creating arrangements that hopefully make our customers feel special and eager to come back,” said Steve Outslay, owner of Green Thumb Flower Box Florist. “Our technology from Comcast Business is key to helping us keep customers coming back because it is reliable. Our internet is consistently fast, and our phone services are high-quality. Those solutions are our lifeline, so it makes all the difference that we can count on them.” With more grocery stores offering floral arrangements that consumers can pick up quickly, Green Thumb continues to distinguish itself from the competition with their custom arrangements, and what Outslay calls the “florist experience.” “We think that our reputation combined with technology will allow us to reach a larger group of people,” Outslay explained. “Knowing the quality and support of other floral companies, once a customer comes to us they will not want to go anywhere else.” Comcast Business’ Internet services are delivering fast, reliable connectivity with the bandwidth Green Thumb needs to handle all its devices. Meanwhile, its phone solutions allow Green Thumb to stay in touch with its customers while their staff is onsite or as they make deliveries. “It’s no surprise that Green Thumb Flower Box Florist has a dedicated group of customers that love their arrangements,” said Alan Goldsmith, vice president of Comcast Business Oregon/SW Washington. ”The passion that their teams have for what they do really shines through. We are proud to be powering possibilities for Green Thumb’s operations as they look to bolster their operations and local reputation.” About Comcast Business 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. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social. Contact Details Amy Keiter +1 503-407-9109 amy_keiter@comcast.com Company Website https://business.comcast.com/

August 16, 2021 10:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Roberto Clemente VIP Experience Sponsored By AARP

Atlantino LLC

Organizers of the virtual Roberto Clemente VIP Experience, slated for Thursday, August 26th at 7 pm ET, announced today that AARP will be the presenting sponsor for the Roberto Clemente VIP Experience. Much of what is known about Roberto Clemente is centered on his Hall of Fame baseball career, his ethnicity, or his untimely passing while engaged in philanthropic activities. However, little attention is given to the man behind the game. Drawing from the behind-the-scenes book Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero, authored by Roberto’s late wife Vera alongside his family, this VIP Experience will showcase a conversation with several key individuals in Roberto Clemente’s life, including his sons, Luis and Roberto Jr., as well as Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Bestselling Author & Motivational Speaker, Maria Marin, will also make an appearance to give a voice to Vera Clemente, who passed in 2019. Immediately following the conversation, virtual attendees will have a chance to have their questions answered by Luis Clemente during a live Q & A session from the Discover Puerto Rico offices in Old San Juan. The event will take place on August 26 th, 2021, between 7:00 and 8:00 pm ET. Registration is required to access the event. Event producers, Atlantino, will utilize the Run The World virtual gathering platform, which will allow up to 20,000 attendees to participate in this live once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each attendee will receive a special digital insignia created to commemorate the life of Roberto Clemente in time for Hispanic Heritage Month. To register for this free event, please click HERE. “This is an exciting opportunity to share with thousands of Roberto Clemente fans the life of my father, Roberto Clemente, his dreams, his goals, his passion both on and off the field. By focusing this experience on the book written by my mother and the family, it gives the family great pride to participate in this momentous occasion,” stated Luis Clemente, son of Roberto Clemente. “Roberto Clemente’s legacy is one of service, integrity, and grace. AARP is proud to sponsor the Roberto Clemente VIP Experience. He inspires us all to continue to fight so that all Latinos can live their lives with possibility.” - Yvette Peña, VP of Hispanic/Latino Audience Strategy, AARP Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for this event include Run The World, FizzyLabs, and Discover Puerto Rico. About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media. About Atlantino LLC Over the past 36 years, Ralph and Joseph Paniagua have built Atlantino into a powerhouse sponsorship and activations platform for Latino sports, entertainment, experiential, and digital. Through Atlantino and the company’s Latino Baseball and Latino Boxing media properties, Ralph has spearheaded Fortune 100 brand activations with more than 18 Major League Baseball teams, the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and more recently Golden Boy. Contact Details Atlantino LLC Ralph Paniagua +1 917-446-3346 ralph@atlantino.com Company Website https://www.runtheworld.today/app/c/clementevipexperience

August 13, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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2021 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY COMCAST, GOES VIRTUAL WITH 250+ INDEPENDENT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 8

Comcast Oregon / SW Washington

Named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine, the 2021 Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast for the fifth year, is going virtual again this year and packing its program with hundreds of independent film screenings, director’s chats, networking events as well as educational workshops and panels. As one of Oregon’slargest film festivals, The Portland Film Festival will be available around the world online this fall from Wed., Oct. 6 through Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Comcast’s Xfinity customers with Xfinity X1 or Xfinity Flex will have easy and free access to a collection of films and livestream events. “Independent voices are vital to our culture and in more need of support than ever. It’s our festival’s mission to bring a broad diversity of independent voices together in one place and we’re proud to be able to do that again this year,” said Josh Leake, Portland Film Festival’s Founder and Executive Director. “It was a tough decision to go solely virtual, but we feel that it’s the best decision for everyone’s health and well-being. And, thanks to our partnership with Comcast, we are able to present more independent voices to a larger audience through Xfinity X1 and Flex than we’ve ever reached before.” The 2021 Portland Film Festival will feature stories by and about women, the Asian community, the Black community, the Indigenous community, the Latinx community, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, among many other important and compelling stories. Programming will be announced in the coming weeks. “It’s important that we represent diversity and independent voices on screen and behind the camera at our festival,” said Joe Stevens, Portland Film Festival’s Director of Programming. “As an Afro-Indigenous programmer, my goal is to share a collection of diverse voices through our festival and bring more awareness to the importance of diversity in the film industry. The people who tell and shape the story behind the camera are just as important as those who portray the characters on screen.” Tickets and passes for the 2021 Portland Film Festival go on sale today here. Currently, all films and events will be accessible virtually and prices range from $10 for one film to $100 for an all-access pass. Xfinity X1 and Flex customers across the nation will have free access to a collection of films and livestream events by simply saying “Portland Film Festival” into the Xfinity Voice Remote for the duration of the festival. “This year, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will be able to access free, curated films created by a diverse array of talented, independent filmmakers from home via our award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote,” said David Tashjian, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. “We support and applaud the Portland Film Festival for their commitment to amplifying independent voices.” ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION: Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. AVOUT THE PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL: The Portland Film Festival is one of Oregon’s largest film festivals, and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine. It is a non-profit, year round organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The Festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking, and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities for the public. Supporting sponsors in addition to the Festival’s presenting sponsor, Comcast, include Koerner Camera Systems, Gearhead Production Rentals, Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, City of Portland Film Office, Boys & Girls Club of Portland, Ryan Artists, SAG- AFTRA, Portland Mortgage and Pepsi, among many others. Contact Details Comcast Amy Keiter +1 503-310-3879 amy_keiter@comcast.com Portland Film Festival Heather Villanueva +1 503-753-9193 heather@portlandfilm.org Company Website https://corporate.comcast.com/

August 12, 2021 01:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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The TikTok viral diaper brand adored by moms adds 800 additional Walmart stores in the USA thanks to hugely successful launch in 2020

Rascal + Friends

Globally adored diaper brand Rascal + Friends has been added to another 800 Walmart stores across the United States, thanks to last year’s hugely successful launch in Walmart stores throughout Texas. Rascal + Friends’ expanded Walmart reach across the US now includes distribution in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio and Oklahoma, as well as Walmart.com. Celebrated by parents and their little ones around the world, Rascal + Friends have set a new standard in baby essentials. Earlier this year parents took to TikTok to show the impressive absorbency of the diapers, pouring cup after cup of water in them with no leaks. The videos went viral as more and more families switched to Rascal + Friends. What sets Rascal + Friends diapers apart? Well, pretty much everything. Parenting outlets like Motherly, Red Tricycle and The Everymom have praised the brand on everything from their affordable prices and clean ingredients, to their ability to keep even the biggest messes contained. They offer seriously good performance, with innovative features like a 3D core for an increased absorbency area, custom-designed grip tabs, a unique deep pocket design, high back waistband, breathable back sheet and double leak guard. Rascal + Friends was born when a New Zealand mother of four identified the need for a premium diaper that checked all the boxes: premium yet affordable, exceptional performance and gentle on the most delicate skin. After testing hundreds of designs and unique features they set about creating an affordable diaper that didn’t compromise on quality and performance. With no nasties and boasting premium features, R+F diapers are designed to help prevent sneaky leaks and blowouts, while looking great too!. Keeping Rascal + Friends affordable was also key. “Diapers are a high turnover product that babies wear pretty much 24/7, so as well as ensuring little ones are comfortable and dry and parents are confident, we wanted to keep our diapers affordable,” says Matt Banfield, COO. “We’ve partnered with Walmart to distribute Rascal + Friends to help keep our prices affordable and our products accessible,” says Banfield. “Starting from just 17 cents per diaper, it’s our goal to provide seriously good diapers to as many people as possible, without breaking the bank.” Born in clean, green New Zealand, being both free of harmful chemicals and as environmentally conscious as possible are also of major importance for Rascal + Friends. Their products are certified by OEKO-TEX’s stringent Standard 100 materials certification, confirming the materials used are 100% free from harmful substances. Their products are also certified cruelty free and vegan by PETA! The brand is constantly evolving and fully dedicated to continually developing even better products that are also better for the planet. Finally, Rascal + Friends is all about community. Passionate about sharing its affordable-yet-premium baby products with families across the globe, the Rascal + Friends team take genuine joy in seeing happy little Rascals wearing their diapers and hearing success stories from happy parents via their social media channels. That’s where the ‘Friends’ part comes in! Last year Rascal + Friends donated more than 130,000 diapers between Hope Supply Co. in Dallas and the Houston Diaper Bank to help families during COVID. “This has been an incredibly tough time for families in need, so it was a priority for us to support our friends in Texas, who have welcomed us so warmly,” says Rascal + Friends CEO, Nick Mowbray. The donation came about from a conversation between Mowbray and award-winning actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. “Blake and Ryan contacted us about donations to charities and hospitals across the United States, so our Texas team suggested these diaper banks in Dallas and Houston that do incredible work in their communities,” says Mowbray. The final piece (for now!) in the Rascal + Friends puzzle are its Sensitive Wipes, made from natural and soothing ingredients such as moisturizing aloe, soothing chamomile and anti-inflammatory pomegranate extract. The perfect finishing touch for the happiest baby bums in town. Rascal + Friends premium diapers and sensitive wipes are available exclusively at Walmart. Premium diapers are available in sizes 1-6 across Bulk, Jumbo and Super Jumbo RRP $7.97, $19.97 and $39.97. Sensitive Wipes are available in a Single pack (72 wipes), Multi-pack (216 wipes), Carton (648 wipes) and Jumbo Box (1296 Wipes), for $2.97, $5.97, $15.97, and $29.97. For a full list of Walmart stockists please visit: https://www.rascalandfriends.us/stockist For more information on Rascal + Friends please visit: https://www.facebook.com/rascalandfriendsUSA www.rascalandfriends.us https://www.tiktok.com/@rascalandfriends?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 Contact Details Charlotte Hennington +1 469-387-6095 charlotte@teamrascals.com

August 11, 2021 01:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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VBox ATSC 3.0 TestBed

VBox Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jonathan Rind VBox Communications Ltd +972-9-9502821 Marketing@vboxcomm.com VBOX ATSC 3.0 Testbed New Enhanced Version of TV Gateway for NextGenTV Developers & System Integrators HERZLIYA, ISRAEL August 11 th 2021 – VBox Communications, a pioneering specialist in broadcast TV streaming, recording and digital datacasting, announced the availability of its new ATSC 3.0 Testbed – an enhanced version of the company’s original ATSC 3.0 Android TV Gateway product released earlier this year. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed is designed for TV stations, broadcast engineers, video system integrators, digital app developers, and others in the emerging NextGenTV technology development ecosystem looking to test “real-world” ATSC 3.0 features and functionality. As US deployments of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard approach 50% market penetration later this summer – and more than 70% by the end of 2021 – a priority shift towards commercial productization and monetization of potential NextGenTV capabilities is quickly coming into focus. VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed provides an ideal, ready-made toolkit for monitoring service performance and ascertaining technical viability for product field trials and market launches. The VBox ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers the ability to analyze both linear and “beyond-TV” ATSC 3.0 signal provision through features such as: ATSC 3.0 Signal Reception: Ensuring signals arrive as expected, via ROUTE and DASH protocols; Advanced Emergency Alerts Reception: Enabling AEA-standard weather and storm information as well as localized emergency messaging; Electronic Service Guide Reception and Visualization: Monitoring of broadcaster/3 rd -party programming information for accuracy and timeliness; SDK Provision and Testing Documentation: Enabling oversight of 3 rd -party application development, deployment and compliance testing. AEA Advanced Emergency Alerts example: As an official member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee VBox Communications is committed to implementing ATSC 3.0 VBox’s ATSC 3.0 Testbed offers a unique approach to addressing the advanced features and benefits of the new ATSC 3.0 standard in addition to the video and audio features enhancements it provides. ESG Electronic Service Guide in ATSC 3.0 example: About VBox Communications: VBox Communications ( https://vboxcomm.com/ ) is an expert in Digital TV, offering products that deliver live TV broadcasts (e.g., DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, ISDB-T/ATSC) to IP combined with OTT video streaming services, for home and business use. VBox’s innovative, end-to-end firmware, software, and hardware solutions empower telcos, STB/streamer OEMs, and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast and IP- based TV – while helping grow revenues, streamlining communications and reducing costs. The company is also an active contributor and participant in the evolving 5G Broadcast standard, with planned products in the pipeline. For more details about the ATSC 3.0 Testbed, please contact us at: marketing@vboxcomm.com. More information about the VBox ATSC 3.0 TV Gateway can be found at: https://vboxcomm.com/landing/landing-atsc3/ About VBox: VBox Communications is an expert in digital TV and new media, combining Live TV broadcast to IP and OTT. Our solutions empower Telco's, STB/streamer OEMs and integrators to harness the benefits of converged live broadcast TV and OTT services. VBox enables outstanding viewing experience (watch, stream and record at home and on the go) encompassing Live TV broadcast with OTT, supporting a variety of worldwide TV Sources. Contact Details VBox Communications Jonathan Rind +972 9-950-2821 jonathanr@vboxcomm.com Company Website https://vboxcomm.com/

August 11, 2021 09:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Palm Communities Unveils 50-Unit Affordable Housing Community

Palm Communities

Palm Communities announces the grand opening of Cedar Glen II, an affordable housing community in Riverside, California, that will assist rent-burdened families and provide permanent supportive housing for special needs individuals. Palm’s affordable housing community supports Riverside County’s Housing First goals as an approach to successfully connect people experiencing homelessness to services and permanent housing. “Preserving and increasing the quality of life for Riverside residents is one of my top priorities,” said Jim Perry Riverside City Council, Ward 6. “Strong public and private partnerships to provide affordable housing and services are imperative to reduce and prevent homelessness in the community. Permanent supportive housing options like Cedar Glen II is one way the city is investing in long-term infrastructure to support, improve and enrich the economic and social opportunities for Riverside residents.” Cedar Glen II is the second phase of a broader affordable development community. It is the fifth community in which Palm Communities and Riverside County have partnered to provide permanent supportive housing in the area. Additionally, this is the first community in Western Riverside County to utilize “No Place Like Home” funds from the State of California, specifically targeting individuals and families who have been homeless. “Restoring private-sector jobs, improving local infrastructure, and investing in affordable housing are ideal opportunities to increase economic development in Riverside,” said Kevin Jeffries, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 1st District. “It is essential that quality permanent supportive housing opportunities are built to keep the positive trajectory of growth for our neighborhoods, businesses and families.” Located at 9830 County Farm Road, the community offers one- and three-bedroom apartments. The service-enriched community includes a clubhouse, kitchen, free computer lab, tot-lot, basketball/futsal court, and a walking circuit with exercise equipment. Additionally, residents will have access to on-site case management and connectivity to other services in the community. “California is experiencing an extreme shortage of nearly one million affordable rental housing units for low-income renters. Riverside is ramping up its efforts to meet this demand, and we are thankful to the Riverside City Council and the County Board of Supervisors for supporting the development of Cedar Glen,” said Dan Horn, President, Palm Communities. “Affordable housing is making a clear difference in the lives of our residents and improving the communities in which we build.” Palm has been developing tax credit communities in Riverside County for nearly 40 years and has partnered with the county since 2010 to provide permanent supportive housing. Palm was also the first affordable housing developer to leverage the county’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds. Cedar Glen II is leased up and will be fully occupied by August 2021. For more information about our properties and availability, please visit Our Communities! About Palm Communities Palm Communitie s is an affordable housing developer in California specializing in housing for families, seniors, and those with special needs. For over 41 years, and with nearly 2,000 multi-family units, Palm Communities builds and maintains strong collaborative relationships with public agency partners, business partners, lenders, and non-profits. Palm focuses on quality for generations and believes that affordable housing is one first step to provide residents with the best opportunity to improve their life outcomes. Contact Details Palm Communities Lauren Horn +1 760-285-4230 Lhorn@palmcommunities.com Company Website https://www.palmcommunities.com

August 10, 2021 11:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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ZIPPZ CBD Taps Renowned Medical Advisors, Dr June Chin, and Dr Jessica Knox

ZIPPZ

ZIPPZ, the first-of-its-kind personalized natural CBD wellness company, has announced the addition of two renowned cannabis medical advisors to the brand: Dr. June Chin and Dr. Jessica Knox, both cannabinoid and preventive medicine physicians. As cannabis becomes more widely consumed with 22.2 million users each month, the U.S. legal market is anticipated to hit $43 billion by 2025. Cue in the rapidly growing market of cannabis-based products with minimal physician involvement, and you have a nation of consumers seeking quality medicinal remedies. Disrupting the sleep and stress market, ZIPPZ provides an alternative to OTC and Rx therapies with innovative CBD and plant-based solutions. Using the natural pharmacology-based approach from their practices, Dr. Chin, and Dr. Knox will apply their knowledge to help ZIPPZ elevate cannabis as a holistic medical alternative. “ZIPPZ understands that sleep disruption and increased levels of stress and anxiousness are driven by dramatically different things for different people,” says ZIPPZ CEO, Scott Eagle.”The solution requires a unique and personalized product catered to each individual’s health needs, not a generic one-size-fits-all approach. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Chin and Dr. Knox to help guide our custom solutions and advance our mission as an integrative medical approach.” “As a chronic pain survivor, I have been an advocate for the application of medical cannabis throughout my career”, stated Dr. Chin. “More integrative and holistic approaches to patient care is exactly what we need. I’m honored to work with the ZIPPZ team to advance this important vision while creating affordable and personalized CBD therapies for those who seek relief from stress and pain.” As part of ZIPPZ’s unique approach, the brand leverages each customer’s robust online assessment for a sophisticated understanding of their unique condition, severity, age, gender, and lifestyle. ZIPPZ then personalizes formula recommendations for each individual, offering a “trial sampling” program, in which users finalize the perfect ZIPPZ formula to meet their needs. Dr. Knox stated, “I am particularly drawn to the ZIPPZ personalized consumer assessment, as health needs should be treated for individual requirements. ​​I look forward to applying my experience in refining the cannabinoid system and medical applications to advise ZIPPZ on their vision that each customer receives a unique remedy for their health and wellness needs.” By integrating network pharmacology principles, ZIPPZ has maximized the effectiveness of 35 proven botanicals, including CBD, to formulate products to meet each consumer’s unique needs. ZIPPZ offers hundreds of potential formula combinations, paving the way in providing credible and natural wellness therapies that work. ### ABOUT ZIPPZ: ZIPPZ is a direct-to-consumer, California-based CBD wellness company offering personalized, scientifically-formulated CBD solutions targeting sleep, stress, and anxiousness. Founded by a team of physicians, clinicians, scientists, and technologists, ZIPPZ dismisses the one-size-fits-all approach to CBD therapies. After consumers complete a quick and thorough 3-minute assessment, ZIPPZ uses data science to help match them with personalized solutions. Rooted in nature and activated by science, ZIPPZ combines CBD with 35 carefully selected botanicals to deliver therapies customized to each individual’s needs. A leader in the revolution of personalized CBD therapies, ZIPPZ offers over 250 combinations of products that provide fast and effective relief. ABOUT DR JUNE CHIN: Dr June Chin is an integrative cannabinoid medicine physician, having received her Medical Degree from Touro University and her BS- Nutrition & Food Science, Biochemistry from Cornell University. She is a Board Member of American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine (ACHEM), Co-founder & Medical Director at Medical Cannabis Mentor, ​Chief Medical Advisor at CannabisMD.com & Miraculo, and Chief Medical Advisor at Artemis CBD Shop. Dr Chin is also a chronic pain survivor. As a result of her experience, Dr. Chin decided to dedicate her medical career to finding effective, integrative and holistic approaches to patient care. Dr. Chin is also a frequent keynote speaker on the science and medicine of cannabis and has spoken at hospitals, conferences, and events all over the world. ABOUT DR JESSICA KNOX: Dr. Jessica Knox is a board-certified preventive medicine physician, having earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University before going on to earn her medical and business degrees from Tufts University. After completing her residency in preventive medicine, Dr. Knox began her study of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis medicine. She has spoken on numerous medical cannabis panels, presented at cannabis conferences nationwide, and appeared on nationally televised programs and global webcasts to discuss the burgeoning fields of Endocannabinology™ and Cannabinoid Medicine. Dr. Knox is a co-founder and CEO of the American Cannabinoid Clinics, and cofounder of Pivital Edu. She is also a co-founder and executive board member of the Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine ( ACHEM ). --- To learn more, visit: zippz.com. Instagram: @zippzwellness Twitter: @zippzwellness Facebook: @zippzwellness *Statistics included from ‘CDC’, Marijuana Fast Facts and Fact Sheets and ‘Intrado Global Newswire’, Cannabis Capital Raises Triple to USD $6 Billion in First Half of 2021 Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Lynsey Gray +1 250-505-6434 lgray@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://zippz.com/

August 10, 2021 07:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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LivLyme Foundation Founder Olivia Goodreau to Discuss Perils of Lyme Disease in Free Webinar Hosted by Industry-Leading Quidel Corporation

Quidel Corporation

Olivia Goodreau, who founded the LivLyme Foundation at 12 years old and has since become a widely respected advocate and national spokeswoman for Lyme disease prevention and treatment, will discuss her “journey with Lyme” and the importance of early testing as part of a webinar to be held Thursday, Aug. 19. The webinar is the latest in an ongoing series sponsored by Quidel, the California-based diagnostic health care manufacturer known for successfully developing rapid diagnostic health solutions. ______________________________________________________________________ Webinar Registration The free online educational program will take place Aug. 19 at noon EDT. Registration is available now at https://education.quidel.com/registration/2580/1/r/LD-1. You may attend the webinar by accessing the same link on or after Aug. 19 at noon EDT. ______________________________________________________________________ Now 16 years old, Goodreau founded the LivLyme Foundation in 2017 to help raise money for individuals who cannot afford their Lyme medication or doctors’ visits and to fund research to find a cure for Lyme and tick-borne diseases. She has since awarded 54 grants to children and adults ages 2-21 along with four grants to top universities to fund tick-borne disease research. Goodreau is also the inventor of TickTracker, the free global app that has over 50,000 users in multiple languages worldwide. TickTracker was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the “top tech tool” that is solving global health problems, beating out Oracle and IBM, among others. As part of the webinar, Goodreau will discuss her journey with Lyme, including when she became ill, the number of physicians she visited, how she was diagnosed and her passion for the importance of early testing. She will also discuss her work on the “public stage,” having presented TickTracker at the White House and having met with countless members of Congress, celebrities, scientists and governmental agencies to educate and spread awareness about tick-borne diseases. Goodreau’s webinar presentation is particularly relevant today as Lyme disease is on the rise to record numbers throughout the country and has the potential to affect as many as 476,000 citizens before the year is out. For accurate and fast testing, more and more clinicians are turning to the Sofia® 2 Lyme FIA by Quidel. This revolutionary test provides the patient and physician with indicative results within 15 minutes, as opposed to days, which has historically been the norm (and during which time organisms can spread and become systemic). It can be performed in the privacy of a doctor’s office, local clinic or even by a nurse at a children’s summer camp; and it is the only test that can get results from a simple finger prick of blood. Among those expected to attend the free Aug. 19 webinar are physicians; allied health professionals; health researchers; and representatives of physician offices, laboratories, urgent care centers, patient advocacy associations and others interested in the subject. About Quidel Corporation Quidel Corporation (Nasdaq: QDEL) is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names, Sofia®, Solana®, Lyra®, Triage® and QuickVue®, Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world. For more information about Quidel, visit quidel.com. Contact Details Jim Yeager +1 818-264-6812 jim@breakwhitelight.com Company Website http://Quidel.com

August 10, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ThriveFantasy Partners with NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars for 2021 Season to be Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports Partner

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ThriveFantasy, the leading player prop daily fantasy sports and esports platform, announced today it has signed on as a Proud Partner and daily fantasy sports and esports partner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The partnership is a first of its kind with the Jaguars, as it will provide Jaguars fans with unique opportunities to participate in Thrive’s customized fantasy football contests throughout the season. “These are the types of partnerships that are the most fun to be a part of,” says Adam Weinstein, Founder and CEO of ThriveFantasy. “The Jaguars are at the forefront of innovation and are giving us the ability to be very creative in the ways we help engage their fanbase.” ThriveFantasy was created to give everyday fans a better chance at winning by challenging them to pick simple over/unders of yards, catches, touchdowns and more. Thrive will be creating custom Jaguars-only contests within its app to offer Jaguars fans the chance to win exclusive fan experiences. Fans can visit their mobile app store to download the ThriveFantasy app today. “We’re excited to welcome ThriveFantasy into the family of Jaguars partners, especially as fantasy sports continues to grow in popularity,” said Mike DiMartino, Jaguars vice president of corporate partnerships. “Thrive will give our fans yet another exciting opportunity to interact with their favorite team and, in this case, win prizes!” In the coming months, Jaguars fans can download the ThriveFantasy app and keep an eye out for: Match deposits up to $100 Custom Jaguars-only contests throughout the 2021-2022 season In-stadium signage with more information, QR codes and promotions 30-second TV Spots About ThriveFantasy ThriveFantasy is a Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports App for Player Props. Thrive eliminates the countless hours of research users have to spend, by only focusing on the top-tier athletes that have the biggest impact on the game. Follow ThriveFantasy on Instagram (@ThriveFantasy), Twitter (@ThriveFantasy) and Facebook (ThriveFantasy). Download the app today via the App Store and Google Play. App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thrivefantasy/id1240062484 Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appster.p2f&hl=en_US Contact Details Michael Adorno madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.thrivefantasy.com/

August 09, 2021 09:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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