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New Tech Paves the Way for Faster Airport Security

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Airport security delays and operational disruptions are becoming an increasingly common headache for travelers around the globe, often leading to missed flights and mounting frustrations. A recent incident at Birmingham Airport vividly illustrates this growing problem. Lucy Kenneally and her boyfriend Matthew experienced the chaos firsthand when they endured a staggering four-hour wait in the security line and ultimately missed their flight. 1 Days later, Gatwick Airport faced significant delays after a fire alarm in the South Terminal prompted a full evacuation, causing passengers to be stuck on the runway and leading to a cascading effect of delayed departures. 2 Of course, these are just a few examples that highlight a much bigger issue. In reality there are thousands of delayed flights every day across the US and up to 20,000 delays every single day around the world. The problem has gotten so bad that the Biden administration has developed a new rule to address one of the most pressing travel grievances: flight delays. 3 Announced in late April, the rule mandates airlines to provide automatic refunds for delays that disrupt travelers' plans significantly, reflecting a major shift towards enhancing passenger rights. Another major issue that demands an urgent solution are airport security breaches. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there have been at least 300 instances of people bypassing parts of airport security in the last year. 4 These security concerns are coming to light at a time when the TSA is working to solve airport security issues by upgrading checkpoints with more advanced technology developed by AI security company Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). Liberty Defense specializes in advanced security solutions tailored for areas with high pedestrian traffic and heightened security needs, including airports, stadiums, and educational institutions. The company's flagship product, HEXWAVE, licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offers discreet, scalable protection that detects both metallic and non-metallic weapons. Revolutionizing Airport Security with Advanced Technology Liberty Defense Holdings (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF) has successfully deployed HEXWAVE across various market verticals and signed several large contracts with airports around the globe. The company also inked a $3.8 million contract with the TSA for its High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) Wideband Upgrade Kit to improve detection capabilities and enhance the passenger experience. On May 13, Liberty Defense announced that its HEXWAVE system has been selected by the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) to enhance the TSA’s Aviation Worker Security Screening. ROC, a vital transportation hub serving about 2.4 million passengers annually with 120 daily flights, is now the first U.S. airport to integrate HEXWAVE into its security operations. This deployment marks a notable step in using advanced technology to bolster airport security and operational efficiency. “As industry leaders, we are excited to be the first airport in the United States to acquire the HEXWAVE system to use in our broader airport security program,” said Deputy Director at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport Andrew Moore. “ We will use the HEXWAVE to provide enhanced security and an improved screening experience in non-traditional areas of the airport. We are excited to work with Liberty Defense as we are continually looking to innovate and improve the overall safety of our airport.” Unlike traditional weapon detection technologies, HEXWAVE utilizes millimeter wave technology, advanced 3D imaging, and AI to detect a wide range of concealed metallic and non-metallic threats—including liquid, powder and plastic explosives, and 3D printed ghost guns—without requiring passengers to remove common items like belts and shoes. This capability allows for a faster, more seamless screening process, enhancing the flow of traffic and reducing bottlenecks at security checkpoints. Liberty Defense is also expanding into international markets, announcing a recent shipment of its HEXWAVE™ system to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and Subic Bay Airport in the Philippines. Click here for more information about Liberty Defense (TSXV:SCAN) (OTCQB:LDDFF). [1] https://nypost.com/2024/05/06/lifestyle/england-airports-15-minute-security-wait-turns-into-4-hour-nightmare/ [2] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13399237/Chaos-London-Gatwick-airport-passengers-evacuated-South-terminal-fire-alarm-goes-amid-fears-flight-delays-inevitable.html [3] https://www.vox.com/politics/24147613/flight-delay-refund-white-house-rule [4] https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2024/04/04/airport-security-tsa-stowaway/ Disclaimer 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. 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Users should be aware that investing in any form carries inherent risks, and as such, there is a possibility of losing some or all of their investment. The value of investments can fluctuate significantly within a short period, and investors must understand that past performance is not indicative of future results. Additionally, users should exercise caution as transactions involving investments may be irreversible, even in cases of fraud or accidental actions. It is crucial to acknowledge that rapidly evolving laws and technical issues can have adverse effects on the usability, transferability, exchangeability, and value of investments. Furthermore, users must be cognizant of potential security risks associated with their investment activities. Individuals are strongly encouraged to conduct thorough research, seek professional advice, and carefully evaluate their risk tolerance before engaging in any investment endeavors. Market Jar Media Inc. is neither an investment adviser nor a broker-dealer. The information presented on the website is provided for informative purposes only and is not to be treated as a recommendation to make any specific investment. No such information on PressReach.com constitutes advice or a recommendation. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 campaigns@pressreach.com Company Website https://pressreach.com

May 13, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Texas’ Leading Hormone Provider Expands Cutting-Edge Preventative Screening Tool to All Clinics

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Hormones by Design, a Forum Health provider and leader in hormone replacement therapy, has acquired DITI Imaging – a pioneer in digital infrared thermal imaging. This strategic move combines the expertise of both companies to offer comprehensive and preventative health care to two of its five renown Texas locations. Learn more about Hormones by Design. Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) is a non-invasive, radiation-free screening tool to detect early signs of inflammation and abnormal blood flow patterns, which may be precursors to various health conditions. By identifying these indicators early, patients can proactively address potential issues before they develop into more serious conditions. Phil Hagerman, Forum Health CEO: “ With 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases on the rise, early detection is paramount. This acquisition underscores our commitment to advancing personalized, integrative healthcare and providing the latest, top-of-the-line technology to help our patients achieve optimal health.” DITI is the only screening tool capable of detecting inflammation and associated heat patterns unlike X-rays, mammograms, MRIs and ultrasound tests. Some of the many health conditions DITI can screen for are: Breast cancer Early indications of asymptomatic and systemic inflammatory and degenerative processes Systemic, artery, dental, and sinus inflammation Unexplained and referred pain, including arthritis and nerve damage Fibromyalgia and digestive disorders Overactive and underactive thyroid conditions Dr. Melissa Miskell, Hormones by Design founder: "We’re thrilled to welcome DITI Imaging into the Hormones by Design family. It allows us to expand our preventative healthcare offerings, better monitor the effects of hormone therapy, more comprehensively treat patients with thyroid conditions, and help people maintain optimal health as they age.” Patients will have access to advanced screening services, including breast, full-body, and region-specific imaging, in addition to personalized BHRT options. Schedule an appointment or find a Hormones by Design location near you. About Forum Health, LLC Forum Health, LLC is a nationwide provider of personalized healthcare steeped in the powerful principles of functional and integrative medicine. Our providers take a root-cause approach to care exploring lifestyle, environment, and genetics to help each patient achieve their ultimate health goals. Members have access to advanced medical treatments and technology, with care plans informed by data analytics and collaborative relationships. For more, visit www.forumhealth.com. Contact Details Forum Health Britt Wittelsberger +1 410-852-0738 bwittelsberger@forumhealth.com Company Website https://forumhealth.com

May 09, 2024 08:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ASSOCIATION OF PICKLEBALL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES HISTORIC SPONSORSHIP WITH THE JAMES AT OHIO STATE

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The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced today a landmark sponsorship with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers. The OSUCCC – James is now the presenting sponsor of the inaugural APP Women’s Open, which will take place Oct. 4-6, 2024, at Pickle & Chill in Columbus, Ohio and broadcast nationally, to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Evident in its name, this APP Signature Event will be a global platform for female competitors at all levels. The professional and amateur tournament will offer $75,000 in prize money and feature women competing in doubles and singles, including skinny singles for women 50 and over. The event will also feature social programming and entertainment designed to celebrate and fuel the growth of pickleball for women, ultimately creating a healthier and more active community. All key elements of the vibrant, multi-day event will be presented by women—from players and referees to administrators and broadcasters. “I am thrilled to stand alongside The James to elevate and celebrate women in pickleball and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Shannon Dan, APP EVP of global partnerships. “The APP Women’s Open presented by The James will be part tournament, part festival and 100% fun for women of all ages and skill levels. It’s an event designed by and for women: a place to compete, celebrate and connect.” The OSUCCC – James is a world-class cancer treatment and research institution. It has been a designated National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1976 and has been one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 25 years. It also has achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors, more than 1.1 million square feet and 356 inpatient beds, The James is the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation. In addition to the presenting sponsorship of the APP Women’s Open, The James has been named the official and exclusive hospital of the upcoming 2024 APP Vlasic Classic in Cincinnati on May 7-12, and for the APP Tour beginning in 2025. Pickle & Chill in Columbus, Ohio, the largest dedicated indoor/outdoor pickleball facility in the Midwest, will host the first-of-its kind pickleball event. Founded in November 2022, Pickle & Chill features 19 total courts, a 30,000-square-foot event plaza, and an indoor bar and mezzanine space. Additional information on registration, tickets and more will be available at theapp.global. # # # About The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic health center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities. The OSUCCC – James has been designated as an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1976. Also, it is one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer agents provided by the NCI. As the cancer program’s adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 25 years and has achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors, more than 1.1 million square feet and 356 inpatient beds, The James is the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation. The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) provides opportunities for pickleball players of all ages and skill levels—professionals, amateurs and recreational—to compete in world-class pickleball events for the opportunity to win prize money and be seen on more than 40 hours of nationally televised pickleball action on CBS Sports, ESPN and FOX Sports. Since its launch in 2019, the APP has operated the first and only pro and amateur pickleball tour fully and officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball and became the first pickleball organization ever to establish an official headquarters and training center with The Fort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The APP Tour’s 2024 schedule features the most robust pickleball showcase across pro and amateur competitions, with 20 events across the country offering various combinations of single, doubles and mixed doubles play as well as pro team competitions. The APP prides itself on growing the game and developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its nationwide network of APP UTR Sports Pickleball Leagues and the Doubles Dink for Cancer fundraising program benefitting the American Cancer Society; support of international pickleball events and the APP’s Atlantic Cup, featuring Team USA vs. Team Europe; and youth initiatives including the APP Junior Circuit, APP Next Gen Series and APP Next Gen U.S. National Team. The 2024 tournament schedule, recent news and additional information about the APP are available at theapp.global and on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://theapp.global

May 09, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MODERN MARKET EATERY DEBUTS SUSTAINABLE SHRIMP IN ITS NEW SUMMER MENU ROLLOUT

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Modern Market Eatery, the Colorado-based fast casual concept specializing in scratch-made meals using clean ingredients, announced today the addition of sustainable shrimp to the summer menu. The new summer menu rolls out across Modern Market Eatery’s 31 restaurants nationwide today. The shrimp is sourced only from farms certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), whose work with fisheries, scientists and industry stakeholders ensure oceans are fished sustainably to make it easier for consumers to find and buy certified sustainable seafood. Modern Market Eatery is doing just that for its guests by incorporating only MSC-certified shrimp in its menu items. Modern Market Eatery guests have demonstrated their affinity for seafood as salmon and tuna are among the brand’s best-selling options. After careful sourcing, the summer menu will feature the following sustainable shrimp entrees in addition to the core menu: Shrimp BLT Salad – In Modern Market Eatery’s take on BLT, magical bacon bread crumbs (combination of panko and bacon) join chilled herbed shrimp in its salad made of arugula and spring mix, heirloom cherry tomato and red onion. To top it off, blue cheese and avocado are placed on top of the chilled herb shrimp along with a generous sprinkle of these special bacon breadcrumbs. The dish is finished with a low-fat, basil buttermilk dressing, bringing diners a bright, fresh and delicious summer option for combatting the heat. Green Goddess Shrimp Bowl – Contrary to typical green goddess dressing, Modern Market Eatery’s version is lighter and healthier with its Greek yogurt base and capers’ addition. The dressing is drizzled on top of a bed of organic rice and quinoa, marinated kale, roasted zucchini, watermelon radish, marinated red pepper, goat cheese and the menu’s debut -- chilled herb shrimp to make this bowl the perfect dish to enjoy during the heat of summer. Protein Option – Sustainable shrimp can now be added to any menu item as a protein selection in guests’ customizations. Modern Market Eatery’s emphasis on healthy-sourced proteins has been at its core since the company’s founding 15 years ago. The quality of the proteins, coupled with their versatility, have been offered as freshly sliced-to-order options, and sustainable shrimp will afford diners the same choices. Also debuting on the summer menu is the Sweet Corn Chicken Pizza and a return of a Modern Market Eatery fan favorite, Summer Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. “At Modern Market Eatery, we never cease to innovate. That’s exactly what we did with the debut of sustainable shrimp on our new summer menu. We continue to deliver food our guests enjoy through a healthy, sustainable lens without ever skimping on flavor,” explains Nate Weir, vice president of culinary at Modern Market Eatery. “The new, herbaceous menu items are no exception to our commitment to food standards and our guests’ preferences. Our seafood entrees have continuously been among our top sellers, and the addition of these new shrimp items affords them yet another choice. Our sustainable shrimp offers a lighter, versatile protein that can complement any dish on Modern Market Eatery’s menu, even those where shrimp isn’t the headliner. It pairs well with many of our new and core menu items, and we’re confident our guests will embrace this new protein option,” Weir concludes. About Modern Market Eatery Founded in 2009 in Boulder, Colo., Denver-based Modern Market Eatery continues to prove faster food can be better food by making it easy to access fresh, nourishing and delicious meals. Fresh salads, grain and protein bowls, toasted sandwiches and brick oven pizzas comprise the brand’s scratch-made menu. Modern Market Eatery, part of the restaurant platform company Modern Restaurants Concepts, operates more than 30 locations across Colo., Texas, Ariz., Mo. and Kan., as well as Denver International Airport and the University of Notre Dame campus. For additional information about Modern Market Eatery, please visit modernmarket.com or visit the brand on Instagram or TikTok. Information on franchising opportunities can be found here. About Modern Restaurant Concepts Modern Restaurant Concepts is one of the largest fast casual restaurant platforms in North America, with nearly 800 units across two brands, QDOBA and Modern Market Eatery. The system operates corporate-owned and franchised units across nearly every U.S. state as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Contact Details PAIRELATIONS, LLC Susan J. Turkell +1 303-766-4343 sturkell@pairelations.com Company Website https://modernmarket.com/

May 08, 2024 08:26 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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AAPI-Owned Three Ships Beauty Raises $2.5 Million

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The award-winning brand will use the additional funding to further expand in the US market, invest in brand and growth marketing, and strengthen the team with strategic hires to continue scaling retail and e-commerce growth. “This is huge for Three Ships and we’re just so excited,” says Connie Lo, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty. “Thanks to this funding from Thrive, we can expand our market reach and build more awareness around the products people already love. And with the right team in place, there’s no limit to what we can achieve together.” “We’re so grateful for investors like BDC’s Thrive Venture Fund who not only believe in our mission but share our values,” adds Laura Burget, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty. “We have great products that really work, and our customers love them. Now we can grow that awareness and make natural, effective skincare accessible to more people.” “It has been truly remarkable to witness Three Ships Beauty’s impressive growth, expanding customer traction and recognition in the North American market,” said Mona Minhas, Partner, Thrive Venture Fund. “The company’s evolution to date, coupled with their steadfast commitment to improving transparency and sustainability in the skincare industry, fills us with anticipation for their next exciting phase of growth.’’ Three Ships Beauty has become synonymous with natural-skincare innovation and efficacy. With a commitment to transparency and sustainability, every product is created with science-backed, plant-derived ingredients, free of fillers or chemicals, and packaged in 100% recyclable materials. In 2023, Three Ships expanded its distribution to Whole Foods locations across North America and achieved profitability with an impressive 65% growth in total revenue. To start off 2024, they unveiled First Light Vitamin C + Caffeine Eye Cream – one of their most highly requested products – selling one unit every 30 seconds on launch day. Connie and Laura were listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2022, and received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® in Ontario (2022), and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs of the Year (2021). Their appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den further solidified their status as pioneers in the Canadian entrepreneurial scene, garnering widespread national attention. ABOUT THREE SHIPS BEAUTY Founded by Connie Lo and Laura Burget, Three Ships Beauty has become an effective, natural, sustainable skincare brand focused on transparency and transforming the clean beauty space. From farm to shelf, each product includes science-backed plant-derived ingredients, no fillers or chemicals, and is housed in 100% recyclable packaging. Better for the planet and better for the skin, Three Ships promises to deliver uncomplicated skincare backed by natural ingredients and real science. Their impressive products and successful launches have led them to continuous product sell-outs, including their 6x sell-out hero product, Skin Hero Bio-Retinol Serum, and 8x sell-out best-seller, the Dew Drops Serum. Continuously choosing upcycled ingredients, innovative packaging, and a commitment to fulfill a circular economy, Three Ships has met the standard of sustainable and eco-friendly skincare every step of the way. www.threeshipsbeauty.com About BDC Capital BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs. With over $6 billion under management, BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers businesses a full spectrum of capital, from seed investments to growth equity, as well as fund investments, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who have the ambition to stand out on the world stage. Visit bdc.ca/capital. Contact Details All My Friends Agency Sarah Lindenberg +1 647-200-1820 sarah@allmyfriendsagency.com Company Website https://www.threeshipsbeauty.com/

May 08, 2024 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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5thScape Lists "MMA Cage Conquest" on Meta Store: Step into the Ultimate Virtual MMA Arena

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

May 08, 2024 06:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrate Mom in Style: Fashionable Finds for Mother's Day

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With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the special women in our lives with gifts that blend comfort and style. Recently, Lifestyle Expert, Carmen Ordonez conducted a satellite media tour to make that dream come true and offer some valuable insights and inspiration for celebrating Mother's Day in style. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/lYF0J5Uf05Y A keen understanding of her personal style and daily requirements is the first step. For mothers who enjoy staying active, opting for versatile activewear that blends comfort with functionality is ideal. Stretchy yoga sets are a great choice as they are suitable for both exercise and casual outings. If relaxation tops her list, luxurious loungewear that combines soft, breathable materials with chic designs might be the way to go. It's also worth noting that clothing items capable of transitioning from home to a quick errand are quite popular currently. SHEIN offers some fantastic options that cater perfectly to a mom’s need for comfort and style. SHEIN stands out as a remarkable option that meets a mom's needs for both comfort and style. The brand is celebrated for its wide variety, staying current with fashion trends and offering everything from basic essentials to standout pieces perfect for Mother’s Day. SHEIN’s affordability means that shoppers can find something uniquely special without breaking the bank. Their user-friendly app enhances the shopping experience, contributing to its status as one of the most downloaded fashion apps. Take their loungewear set —it includes a stylish tank top, a snuggly coat, and comfy pants. This set is not only perfect for lounging around the house but also stylish enough for running errands. It's available in seven beautiful colors, providing options to suit any mom's taste. Additionally, their two-piece seamless yoga set, with a ribbed knit tank and tummy control shorts, is another great choice. The material is thick and stretchy, offering comfort and style that’s ideal for both indoor relaxation and outdoor activities. And is available in a wide range of colors. With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s also fun to think about special occasions and parties. SHEIN has the perfect outfit to make any mom feel dazzling. Their Clasi Women’s Patchwork Lace Pleated Hem Dress is just stunning and comes in three beautiful colors—red, pink, and black. The delicate lace and pleated hem add a sophisticated touch, making it the ideal dress for celebrating this special day. And the best part? SHEIN also offers matching outfits for tweens and kids, which means the entire family can coordinate for a truly memorable Mother’s Day. To explore these wonderful options and many more, download the SHEIN app or visit SHEIN.com. About Carmen Ordonez Carmen Ordonez is a TV Host, on-air lifestyle expert and founder of Viva Fashion and AndyO Organics. She's been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Today Show, People Magazine and CNN to name a few. In 2015, she lost her 34 year-old husband to Stage 4 stomach cancer leaving her a widow at the age of 31 with a 2 year-old son. Today her goal is to empower other widows and widowers to live a life on purpose. Carmen is newly remarried and resides in Surfside, Florida along with her husband, son and baby girl. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 07, 2024 02:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shedding Light on Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive, and genetic disease that currently affects about 40,000 people in the United States. CF is the result of a defective gene, inherited from each parent, and the disease can impact people of all races and ethnicities. Recently, KC White, Board Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the disease, her personal journey, and how the Foundation is helping progress care and treatment options. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8wj8u0JEqLU CF is a life-shortening disease that prevents our bodies from clearing mucus. This can lead to lung infections, poor nutrition, lung disease, and a host of unique challenges that can impact every aspect of a person’s life. When it was first discovered, it was considered a fatal pediatric disease. But due to transformative advancements in treatments and high-quality care, the life-expectancy for someone born with CF today is 56. While that number is climbing there is still a long way to go and unfortunately, not all people with CF equally benefit from this progress. KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood and is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. When she was diagnosed, she wasn’t expected to live past high school age, but her family refused to accept that fate, which prompted their dedication to the Foundation’s work. Because of recent treatments known as modulators, about 90% of the CF population (including KC) experienced an incredible transformation in their health. With this though, comes navigating unplanned challenges including careers, finances, family, and more. In addition to fueling the research, particularly in genetic therapies, that will lead to transformative treatments for the entire CF population, the CF Foundation works to support the CF community in all aspects of their lives through support programs and fostering connection opportunities. Every May, the cystic fibrosis community comes together for CF Awareness Month to educate the public about the rare disease, share personal stories, and encourage people to get involved and unite behind a shared mission: finding a cure for all people with CF. The CF Foundation is committed to finding a cure and providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives. The Foundation is aggressively funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. For more information, visit CFF.ORG/CFMONTH About KC White KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood, speaking at her first Foundation event when she was only 9 years old. She is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. White received her Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 and currently serves as an assistant instructor in the program. She is also the Head Varsity Women’s Lacrosse coach for the Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Tigers. She and her husband, Justin, have one son, Mac. About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization leading the relentless pursuit of a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation is committed to providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. The organization supports and accredits a national network of over 130 CF care centers recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. Also, the Foundation manages support programs and fosters connection opportunities for the CF community. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation’s impact is made possible by the work of nearly 70 local chapters across the country. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 07, 2024 09:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Introducing the New Ryvid Outset Electric Motorcycle and Extremely Accessible New Pricing

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The Ryvid Outset adds an exciting second model to the lineup of the California-based company, which was founded in 2022 and began deliveries of the first Ryvid Anthem Electric Motorcycles in September 2023. The scrambler-style Outset is a striking option for customers wanting an electric motorcycle for commuting and multi-road adventure. What’s more, because Outset shares a number of key components with Anthem, it opens a unique opportunity for riders to convert one into the other to suit their needs. Offering greater suspension travel to deal with challenging surfaces as well as a longer, narrower motocross-style seat, and fitted with multi-role Dunlop Mutant tires, the Ryvid Outset is perfect for urban exploration and beyond. It shares the Anthem’s rigid folded steel backbone frame, instrument display, removable 4.3kWh battery with integrated charger, 72V air-cooled brushless DC motor, controller, and sealed belt drive. The Outset’s vital statistics include up to 70 miles range* and 75mph+ top speed. As such, riders need a motorcycle license to ride the Outset and Anthem, which offer motorcycle brake positions and a twist throttle. Outset has a 33” seat height but its compliant suspension and narrow cushion means it will comfortably accommodate a range of riders. Further differentiating it from Anthem, Outset gets its own headlight design, mirrors, wider handlebar, seat unit and suspension. The more upright riding position also necessitated repositioning the footpegs forward and adding a longer kickstand. By removing the Anthem’s adjustable seat mechanism and employing less body panels among a raft of changes, Ryvid has been able to offer Outset at $500 less than its flagship Anthem. Weighing just 315 lb, the Outset shares the Anthem’s featherweight architecture and low center of gravity. With its major components positioned at axle level, both the Outset and Anthem exhibit extraordinary handling characteristics, making it extremely easy to change direction at high speed or maneuver at slow speed. Another benefit of electric power is the Ryvid Reverse Gear. At the push of a button when stopped, the rider is able to move the motorcycle backwards at walking speed to extricate it from perhaps a tight parking position or awkward slope. ACCESSIBLE PRICING Originally priced at $8,995, Ryvid has been able to significantly reduce the Anthem price to $6,495 and introduce the Outset at $5,995 thanks to a number of factors. “From Ryvid's inception, our primary goal has been to provide the most accessible light electric vehicle to a broad audience. In order to disrupt the light electric mobility sector, it was essential to not only innovate our products but also our value proposition,” said Dong Tran, Ryvid Founder and CEO. “Creating a new generation of two-wheel electric adopters meant competing effectively on the specification-versus-price ratio against both existing EVs and traditional ICE vehicles. Achieving competitive pricing would be challenging until we could execute several key post-launch initiatives,” he continued. Among those initiatives, a new assembly facility in San Bernardino, CA has been key to the aggressive pricing structure. Coming online in February, its introduction allowed Tran’s targets to be met: 1. Increase production volume to negotiate lower parts costs 2. Expand the product range using the same platform, simplifying both the build process and product configurations 3. Optimize the supply chain to benefit cost and logistics “Our team has focused on reaching these objectives over the past two years,” Tran continued. “Their relentless efforts have reached a milestone with the Ryvid Anthem. Available now, it will sell for $6,495, setting a new benchmark as one of the world's most affordable electric motorcycles, based on specification. We're also excited to announce the launch of orders for our new Outset model priced at $5,995, with shipping scheduled to begin in Summer 2024.” As an additional incentive for the first customers, Outset will be offered with a free Power Controller Upgrade by ASI while supplies last. The same ASI controller will be available as an $800 upgrade for all Anthem and Outset owners, and can be retro-fitted to existing Anthem motorcycles. MODULAR DESIGN In yet another industry first from Ryvid, existing owners of the Anthem Electric will be able to purchase the parts necessary to convert their motorcycle into the new Outset model at a fraction of the price of the complete machine thanks to its shared components. The conversion parts will be available from the Interactive 3D Parts Catalog at ryvid.com, which currently lists every part of the Anthem for service or repair, and will soon be joined by Outset-specific parts. A list of parts and instruction video will be provided to guide Anthem owners when converting their Outset, and vice versa. With the option to customize the Ryvid motorcycle into a totally different machine, creating a distinct new character, owners will be able to build the bike that suits their needs or even their mood. AVAILABLE TO ORDER Riders can visit ryvid.com to order the new $5,995 Outset for Summer delivery in either Sector Red or Vapor Grey, or the $6,495 Anthem for immediate delivery in a choice of six colors. Riders must have a motorcycle license in order to ride both the Anthem and Outset. *Range is currently estimated until the Ryvid Outset is subjected to the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule to establish recognized city and highway range figures, which will be shared shortly at ryvid.com. Battery range may vary and can depend on conditions such as rider weight, speed, temperature, wind, tire pressure, terrain, incline, etc. RYVID OUTSET SPECS Power System: 72V air-cooled, brushless, DC motor, removable 4.3kWh Lithium-Ion battery with integrated 3.3kW charger Power: rated at 10hp (7.5kW), peak power 20hp (14kW) Peak Torque: 53 ft-lb Drivetrain: clutchless Direct Drive transmission, 4.7:1 ratio Continental Synchroforce Carbon drive belt, selectable reverse gear limited to 5mph Charging time: 110V – 0-80% in 2.3hr, 0-100% in 3.25hr. 220V or Level 2 adapter – 0-80% in 1.3hr, 0-100% in 1.85hr Range: up to 70 miles (Eco Mode) Speed: 75+ mph Ride modes: Sport Mode, Eco Mode with regenerative braking, cruise control, Reverse Drive limited to 5mph Frame: lightweight, folded stainless steel, 12 lb Tires: Dunlop Mutant Brakes: hydraulic four-piston front caliper with 320mm rotor, twin-piston rear with 240mm rotor Suspension: inverted front fork, preload and damping adjustable, 6.5” travel. Rear monoshock, preload and damping adjustable, 1.8” travel Weight: 315 lb with battery Carrying capacity: 330 lb Wheelbase: 52” Rake & Trail: 26 degrees, 6” Seat height: 33” Rider display: 4.9” TFT display Price: $5,995 Colorways: Sector Red or Vapor Grey Warranty: limited lifetime on frame, 2 years limited on motorcycle parts & battery EDITOR’S NOTE High-resolution images of the Ryvid Outset and Anthem are available at ryvid.com/pages/media-room A Ryvid Outset video is available to view and share here: youtu.be/dJk8pev-Qic?si=xQhIVzmJjEtpKlx- Editorial staff wishing to ride the Ryvid Anthem or Outset should please use the Media Contact below. ABOUT RYVID Ryvid is a cutting-edge manufacturing corporation in the high-growth field of Electric Light Vehicles. Founded by enthusiasts, engineered by innovators, and designed by aerospace industry gearheads, the Ryvid mission is to create more sustainable and enjoyable personal mobility. The company name was derived by merging Rhythm and Avid; elements of motion and emotion that define the experience of using our products. Ryvid produces revolutionary, lightweight, affordable electric motorcycles with a significantly lower carbon footprint than its competitors. With the same innovation applied to all models, Ryvid is poised to revolutionize urban commuting. Ryvid products are designed and assembled in California. For further information, please visit ryvid.com The Ryvid Anthem is available for delivery now at $6,495. The new Ryvid Outset is available at $5,995, with deliveries beginning Summer 2024 Contact Details Greg Emmerson greg@theidagency.com Company Website https://ryvid.com/

May 07, 2024 06:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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