PHL participation in int’l, local travel and trade fairs yields more than P3 billion in business leads - DOT Chief
Speaking before members of the press during Manila Bay on May 24, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco discussed the tourism roadmap for the Philippines under the post-pandemic economy and the efforts of the Department to transform the Philippines into a tourism powerhouse in Asia. - PHL participation in int’l, local travel, and trade events In a bid to transform the Philippines as a tourism powerhouse in Asia, she said that the Marcos administration has continuously promoted the Philippines domestically and globally. “Through the efforts of the DOT and our attached agency, the Tourism Promotions Board, we have ushered in no less than P3.33 billion in estimated sales leads generated out of the various international expos that we have participated in across all hemispheres in the world–in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and the like.” - PHL tourism branding On the highly anticipated launch of the enhanced tourism slogan, the tourism chief underscored that the agency will continue to market the country as a “fun destination,” it would also highlight that the Philippines is a destination with a rich and diverse Filipino culture that can offer substantial, immersive and purposeful experiences, perfectly matched with the love and warm and hospitality of the Filipino people. “We are enhancing the tourism slogan and we’ll definitely take into consideration the opinion of our various stakeholders. May I just highlight that global trends supported by data from various reliable and reputable tourism-related publications have indicated that post-pandemic, people’s reasons for travel have also changed, chief of which is that people now wish to have some sense of substantive, immersive, and cultural authentic experiences where they have opportunities to get to know the culture of the place that they’re visiting. People also value the opportunity to get to know communities. These trends correspond very well to the assets of Philippine tourism that have yet to be fully maximized–our culture, our people, our communities. And that is why the enhanced tourism slogan will give our country an opportunity to market itself not just as a fun destination which it will continue to be, but also a destination for everything else that includes highlighting our culture and our people,” she said. - Investment opportunities in PHL tourism “May I also qualify that the promotion of the Philippines tourism does not hinge on a branding campaign alone. More importantly, it highly depends on product development, improving aspects of the Philippine tourism industry that situates our country lower than our ASEAN neighbors,” the tourism chief added, highlighting the importance of infrastructure, connectivity, and digitalization which have been identified by the President as a priority of the current administration. Also highlighting the need for tourism infrastructure, Secretary Frasco discussed the existing flagship tourism enterprise zones (TEZ) that are ready for investment which include San Vicente, Palawan; Panglao Island in Bohol, Corregidor Island in Cavite; Mt. Samat in Bataan; Clark, Pampanga; the vicinity of Rizal Park where the Manila Ocean Park is presently located; and 15 other registered TEZs. “So, what our fellow Filipinos can expect is that the Marcos Administration is investing in tourism, not just in our well-known destinations, but also in our lesser-known destinations,” the Secretary said.
Eve Air Mobility Completes eVTOL Wind Tunnel Testing
Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX, EVEXW) recently completed wind tunnel testing of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. The testing, which was conducted at a wind tunnel near Lucerne, Switzerland, utilized a scale model of Eve’s eVTOL which is projected to enter service in 2026. Wind tunnel testing is an important engineering tool used in the development of an aircraft. The testing allows engineers to monitor the flow of air over and around the vehicle and each of its individual parts. It is also used to measure the aerodynamic forces and moments acting on the vehicle, allowing the team to evaluate the vehicle’s lift, efficiency, flying qualities and performance. The main objective of the test was to investigate and validate how components including fuselage, rotors, wing, tail and other surfaces would perform in flight. Wind tunnel testing provides a unique view of aerodynamic behavior of complex geometry and provides a higher level of validation of design characteristics. The tests are part of an effort to acquire experimental data to validate production solutions, development tools and models which also includes other test articles such as fixed and moving rigs, flying vehicles and other wind tunnel tests. “The completion of wind tunnel testing is an important engineering milestone as we continue the development of our eVTOL,” said Luiz Valentini, chief technology officer at Eve Air Mobility. “The information we obtained during this phase of development has helped us further refine the technical solutions of our eVTOL before committing to production tooling and conforming prototypes. Our goal is to design, produce and certify an aerodynamic and efficient eVTOL that will be used for a variety of urban air mobility missions.” Eve’s engineering team will use the data gathered through wind tunnel testing to continue to develop the eVTOL’s control laws leading to optimal performance and passenger comfort. Eve’s eVTOL is 100% electric and has a range of 60 miles (100 kilometers) allowing it to complete a variety of urban air mobility missions. Its human-centered design ensures the safety, accessibility and comfort of passengers, the pilot and the community by minimizing noise. The aircraft features a lift + cruise configuration with dedicated rotors for vertical flight and fixed wings to fly on cruise, with no components required to change position during flight. It will be piloted at launch, but ready for autonomous operations in the future.
The 2023 Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace is held
‘The 2023 Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace’ – which is jointly promoted by the Cultural Heritage Administration Royal Palaces and Tombs Center (Director: Jeong Seong-jo), the Changdeokgung Palace Management Office (Director: Park Geun-yong), and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (President: Choi Young-chang) - will be held at Changdeokgung Palace for two days on May 28 and June 4. ‘The Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace’ is a royal culture event held at Changdeokgung Palace - a nighttime program where participants can enjoy the charm of the old palace while strolling around Changdeokgung Palace’s secret garden holding Cheongsachorong lanterns that light the way under the soft moonlight. Due to COVID-19, it was held as a domestic event from 2020 to 2022, making it difficult for foreigners to take part in. ‘The 2023 Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace’ is run as a pilot event for foreign nationals in the first half of the year to resume as a regular event in the second half of the year. ‘The 2023 Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace’ designed for foreigners in the first half of the year will be held for two days - on May 28 and June 4 - with tour sessions organized in three foreign languages such as English, Japanese, and Chinese. The tour will be available for a total of 300 foreign nationals, with 150 people served in a total of six 25-person sessions a day. The tour which begins with a moonlight tour at Donhwamun Gate and goes through Injeongjeon Hall, Nakseonjae Hall and Secret Garden, among others, ends with traditional art performances at various places of the palace. Advance reservation can be made through Ticketlink from 4 p.m. on May 10. A person can reserve up to 2 tickets online at Ticketlink. The ticket price is KRW 30,000 per person. For more details, please check the websites of the Cultural Heritage Administration Royal Palaces and Tombs Center (royal.cha.go.kr) and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (www.chf.or.kr/chf/eng) or inquire at Ticketlink’s Global Call Center (☎1644-3850). The Cultural Heritage Administration Royal Palaces and Tombs Center hopes that foreigners residing in Korea and foreign tourists visiting Korea will participate in the tour and enjoy the beauty of Changdeokgung Palace, Korea's proud cultural heritage, while watching traditional art performances harmonized with the night view of the palace to enjoy first-hand experience of the history and beauty of Korea.
COMPUTEX 2023 Opens With the World's Best Igniting the AI Craze
The 2023 COMPUTEX and InnoVEX will be held today, May 30, in Halls 1 and 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. President Tsai Ing-wen, the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs C.C. Chen, Deputy Director-General of the EU Growth Agency Maive Rute, James Huang, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and Paul Peng, Chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), attended the opening ceremony of COMPUTEX. This year is the first in-person COMPUTEX since the pandemic. President Tsai Ing-wen extends a warm welcome to participants from around the globe at COMPUTEX, the biggest ICT tradeshow in Asia. Renowned for its cutting-edge expertise in areas such as foundry, PCB, and satellite positioning, Taiwan aims to leverage this year's tradeshow to enhance its global presence and foster stronger international collaborations. Moving forward, the government and local enterprises will continue to work hand in hand to cultivate a more resilient economy and industry, enabling Taiwan to wield a greater influence in the global supply chain. President Tsai Ing-wen states that the government and local enterprises will continue to work hand in hand to cultivate a more resilient economy and industry, enabling Taiwan to wield a greater influence in the global supply chain. Chairman of TAITRA James Huang announces that this year is the first in-person COMPUTEX since the pandemic. James Huang, Chairman of TAITRA indicated, “As a leading global ICT and computing technology exhibition, COMPUTEX has witnessed major breakthroughs in the human technology industry for more than 40 years. Humans are stepping into the era of AI. The key to artificial intelligence is computing power. Therefore, we redefine COMPUTEX as Computing Tech, which is the most important platform for driving computing power in the AI era.” ■ COMPUTEX focuses on cross-border cooperation in the ICT industry and outlines a blueprint for industry trends This year COMPUTEX establishes a new positioning - "Together we create," focusing on high-performance computing, artificial intelligence application, next-gen connectivity, hyperreality, innovations and startups, and sustainability. Over 1,000 exhibitors participate in 26 countries and regions, such as the US, Korea, Canada, France, Japan, Belgium, and Italy. Exhibitors include Acer, ADATA, ASRock, ASUS, BenQ, Delta, ESSENCORE, GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, Hanmi Micronics, InWire, Innodisk, Kioxia, MSI, Pro Gamersware GmbH, Quanta Cloud Technology, Realtek, Supermicro, Thermaltake, Transcend, YFC-BonEagle ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ZOTAC, Aten, AIC Inc., Chenbro Micom, Posiflex, Seasonic, PNY Technologies, Team Group, Ingrasys, and more, demonstrating the powerful energy of the global technology ecosystem. With the opening of borders, international visitors look forward to participating in COMPUTEX. More than 30,000 people from 126 countries have registered to visit. To strengthen the connection between Taiwanese industry players and international buyers and expand international cooperation opportunities, COMPUTEX will hold several matchmaking activities, including the COMPUTEX procurement meetings, the global ICT industry government procurement meetings, the Taiwan-EU business and industry cluster matchmaking meetings, European Bank ICT procurement, and more. In addition, representatives from the European Union Growth Agency and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development led a delegation to visit COMPUTEX, and representatives of industry associations such as the Mumbai Information Association in India and the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association in Vietnam also organized buyer groups to visit COMPUTEX. It is the first time since 2019 that people from all over the world exchange again in Taiwan. the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs C.C. Chen hopes that the industry will stimulate innovation through international cooperation, and develop long-term sustainable computex taipei. With the ChatGPT craze sweeping the world and in addition to the exhibitors launching solutions equipped with AI technology, TAITRA has invited international technology companies to participate in the COMPUTEX Keynote & Forum. The keynote speakers include NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, exploring how AI can reshape various industries around the world, as well as CEOs or global senior executives from companies such as Qualcomm, NXP, Acer, and Supermicro, who will share futuristic trends. In addition, with the rise of the green supply chain wave, the ESG GO! event will also be held during the exhibition to achieve the net zero transformation goal jointly. Finally, local and international technology influencers will be invited to unbox the highlights of COMPUTEX, striving to create a new look for the exhibition after the pandemic. ■ InnoVEX showcases the strength of technological creativity while strengthening local innovation and international links The 2023 COMPUTEX and InnoVEX will be held today, May 30, in Halls 1 and 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center InnoVEX 2023 joins hands with 400 startup teams and technology elites from 22 countries to showcase their diverse creativity. Eight countries: Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, and Poland organized national pavilions. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development led startup teams from Greece, Romania, and Egypt. The Epoch Foundation and FarEasTone Telecom Startups Accelerator also lead startup teams to participate. The exhibits cover 5G & IoT, AI & Data, Smart Devices, and other fields. To connect Taiwan with the global startup ecosystem, the InnoVEX exhibition holds a series of activities, including the InnoVEX Pitch Contest to help international corporate venture capital connect with target startup teams, Global Demo Day showcases innovative solutions from different regions, and holding 【What's New: The future technology and the next startup trend 2023】 to analyze the international startup ecosystem and discuss technological innovations such as AR, VR, and AI. COMPUTEX 2023 and InnoVEX 2023 are exhibited in Halls 1 and 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, respectively, showcasing hot technological trends, industrial applications, and the latest solutions.
Debuts 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard, “Sunny”; Beloved Guitar Previously Owned by Kirk Hammett, Guitarist of Metallica
Gibson--the iconic American-made, and leading instrument brand--has a legacy of making world-class instruments since 1894 when Orville Gibson was crafting archtop mandolins. As a natural extension of Gibson’s passion for its unique instruments and the stories they tell, the history-making Gibson Certified Vintage program--offers collectible vintage guitars authenticated, and certified directly by Gibson, with a new limited lifetime warranty and a certificate of vintage authenticity. All Gibson Certified Vintage guitars are sold via the Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN, call (615)933-6000; select models will available for purchase via https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Certified-Vintage The Gibson Les Paul Standard is quite simply the most iconic guitar ever built. Today, the Gibson Certified Vintage program offers a rare Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard burst guitar in Cherry Sunburst finish, an authentic vintage Gibson instrument made and shipped in the year 1960, with the serial #0 1490. The guitar was sold by its original owner’s widow to a prominent collector in the 1980’s. The guitar was photographed and featured in the legendary 1996 book on vintage Les Paul Standards titled, The Beauty of the Burst. Eventually, the guitar changed hands and was bought by Kirk Hammett, guitarist of Metallica, who used it extensively until 2022. One of his beloved guitars, Kirk nicknamed this Les Paul Standard 1960 guitar “Sunny.” “Sunny is special because not only is she in immaculate condition, but her tone is so present and bright, it’s like the sun cutting through clouds on an overcast day,” says Kirk Hammett. “Hence the name ‘Sunny.’ That’s the truth. The name came because she was so full and bright sounding. The reason I chose Gibson Certified Vintage for the worldwide offering is because having a mint vintage Gibson guitar can sometimes feel like having a brand-new Gibson guitar. They’re made that well. And this is what’s really special; the fact Gibson recognizes this and is willing and ready to re-warranty these beautiful instruments. I think this is just a great reflection of Gibson’s integrity towards the past, present, and future.” This guitar, which sports the serial number 0 1490 shipped in 1960 and features transitional specifications, with 1959 parts and cosmetics joined by a typical 1960 SlimTaper™ neck profile--a desert island combination for many players. Even among Bursts, this is a special guitar indeed. The maple top’s extensive side-to-side figuring is a rare and desirable trait that significantly increases its value compared to more plain vintage examples, while the original Cherry Sunburst finish retains a rich red color around the perimeter. With original fret wire and no major modifications, this guitar is presented in the kind of condition collectors dream of. A world-first, the Gibson Certified Vintage features one-of-a-kind Golden Era blue-chip guitars, to unique, one-of-a-kind prototypes, celebrity-owned guitars, as well as 70s and 80s models directly from the Gibson Vault. All Gibson Certified Vintage guitars sold will come with a detailed letter of appraisal confirming the provenance and history of the instrument, a certificate of authenticity, and exclusive case candy. In an industry first, all guitars will receive a new lifetime limited warranty. Explore Gibson Certified Vintage guitars below and check back for refreshed vintage offerings as each guitar is sold; for details, visit: https://www.gibson.com/en-US/Certified-Vintage. Purchase inquires/bids for the Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard are only available directly from the Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN, call (615) 933-6000. Upon purchase, this Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard, aka “Sunny,” previously owned by Kirk Hammett of Metallica will be available for pickup at the Gibson Garage, or shipment to an address in the U.S., starting on May 18, 2023. Gibson Certified Vintage Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard details are as follows: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard A 1960 SlimTaper neck holds a Solid Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original frets. The scale length is 24.75” / 628.65mm, and its weight is 8.8 lb / 3.9 kg. Figured Maple Top This instrument features a beautiful 2-piece figured maple top on a Honduras mahogany body, highlighted by singly-ply cream binding on the top and fretboard, and original plastics. Original Components Featuring the vintage technology that makes these Golden Era guitars so beloved: an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic™ bridge, nickel-plated zinc alloy Stop Bar tailpiece, and two Patent Applied For humbucker™ pickups — 8.2k DC resistance at the bridge, and 7.6k DC resistance at the neck. Hidden Gems Inside the control cavity, you’ll find Bumblebee capacitors and Centralab potentiometers dating to the 50th week of 1959... and on the back of the control cavity cover, a personalized signature by Les Paul himself. Original Controls This Sunburst 1960 Les Paul Standard features its original controls: two Volume and two Tone knobs. Iconic Headstock The vintage headstock on this 1960 Sunburst features an original inlay of the Gibson logo, and Les Paul signature branding. The nylon nut is 1.687” / 42.86mm wide. Restored Tuners At some point it appears that the original tuning keys were replaced with an aftermarket style, but correct 1950s Kluson® single line/single ring tuners have since been restored, and there is only a small amount of finish touch-up visible from this work. Collectible Extras The buyer will also receive a one-of-one hardcover book from Gibson Publishing, with stunning photography of the guitar, a brand-new interview with Kirk Hammett, and more. Plus, an exclusive portrait print of Hammett posing with the guitar, shot by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin in Los Angeles. Additionally, the buyer will receive a Les Paul from Gibson Custom’s acclaimed Made 2 Measure program with their choice of a VOS, gloss, or Murphy Lab-aged finish. Gibson Certified Vintage Warranty and Case Covered by a new limited lifetime warranty, this guitar from the Gibson Certified Vintage program will ship with its original case plus a modern Gibson Deluxe Protector Case. Inspired by the design of vintage 70s-era Gibson “chainsaw” cases, Gibson Deluxe Protector Series hardshell cases feature rugged polyethylene shells and modern improvements like TSA-approved locks, ergonomic soft-grip handles, and black powder-coated hardware. Protect your instrument with a case that delivers both vintage-inspired style and modern technology. Check out additional photos of Gibson 1960 Les Paul Standard serial number 0 1490, aka “Sunny,” previously owned by Kirk Hammett of Metallica:
The Londoner Macao to Launch ‘Changing of the Guard’
The Londoner® Macao will launch its Changing of the Guard entertainment extravaganza from May 26, recreating the dramatic display of British pageantry at the London-themed property’s stunning Crystal Palace lobby atrium. The unique multimedia show is the latest attraction in The Londoner Macao’s compelling portfolio of themed entertainment options, once again ‘Bringing the Best of London to Macao’. The famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London has a long history and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. The sight of soldiers in their famous bearskin hats and red tunics is indelibly linked with the country. At The Londoner Macao’s Crystal Palace, this display of pomp and ceremony is performed six days a week. Over 20 artists create a spellbinding and Instagramable spectacle, with The Londoner Macao’s Scots Guards, Heralding Trumpeters and Drummers appearing across multiple levels. Modern twists on this traditional pageantry include special effects, exhilarating music and dynamic images of the guards on 12 moving LED displays across three levels which will sweep visitors away to London, marking the start of an amazing journey at The Londoner Macao. The Londoner Macao offers the best British and internationally themed entertainment to let visitors discover more, including strolling ‘Streetmosphere’ artists, interactive Londoner Moments installations, and Londoner Light and Sound Spectacular and Elizabeth Tower Light Show that light up Cotai Strip nightly. About the Creative Team The Londoner Macao’s Changing of the Guard was created in collaboration with Hasbas Entertainment, the creative force known for bringing emotional resonance and sophistication to mega-spectacles. The company has produced numerous award-winning and buzz-worthy live entertainment projects all over the world, including Universal Studios Hollywood’s Grand Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Its impressive portfolio of shows and rich experience ensures an unforgettable signature spectacle at The Londoner Macao, with fabulous costumes, choreography and technical execution. The stunning musical score was arranged by Tim Heintz, an accomplished Los Angeles-based musician, composer and arranger whose works are heard on television, films, and theme parks including Disney Parks and Universal Studios. Changing of the Guard Show time: Tuesday to Thursday: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (No shows Monday) Location: The Londoner Macao Crystal Palace
TGS2023 Main Visual Unveiled
The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) has unveiled the main visual for TOKYO GAME SHOW 2023(TGS2023) held jointly with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. and DENTSU, Inc. ■ TGS2023 Main Visual Unveiled The TGS2023 main visual work expresses this year’s theme,“Games in motion, the world in revolution.” Illustrator Kukka created the work for TGS for four consecutive years. The main visual will appear in various scenes as the symbol of TGS2023. Please look forward to it! ● Kukka comments on the main visual We play games sometimes as a way to relax and sometimes to escape from reality. Based on this year’s theme, I drew game characters reaching their arms to our physical world, with a composition as if you were drawn into the world of games. I tried to create the work to feel a lot of vibe and actions. More than anything, I wanted to feel a fun atmosphere there, so I used vivid colors and played with iconic game items such as explosions and other special effects! ■ Register now to exhibit in TGS2023, Deadline is reaching <by May 26 (Fri.)> TGS2023 is accepting registrations from prospective exhibitors until May 26 (Fri.), which is just one week away. For the first time in four years, TGS will take up the entire Makuhari Messe halls for the physical exhibition, and the admission of elementary school students and younger, which was not possible last year, will open, as well as the cosplay area. In addition, we will further strengthen the virtual venue (TGSVR) and online projects to realize the largest-ever hybrid event. Don’t miss TGS2023! For more details, please visit: Official Website：https://tgs.cesa.or.jp/en/ ■ Register now to exhibit in TGSVR2023, Deadline is reaching <by May 26 (Fri.)> The virtual venue “TOKYO GAME SHOW VR 2023” (TGSVR2023) is also accepting registrations from prospective exhibitors by May 26 (Fri.) In addition to the four days, same as the real-venue exhibition, TGSVR2023 will be held until October 1st (Sun), one week longer than the in-person event. For more details, please visit: TGSVR2023: https://events.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2023/en/exhibitor/tgsvr2023/
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LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics Awarded $200,000+ in Funding at San Diego Angel Conference V with Relavo Winning at Least $150,000 and Athletiverse Rec
Winning team and runners up representing sports influencer marketing, prosthetics, healthtech, medical devices and services industries.SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AI--San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC), a University of San Diego (USD) Knauss School of Business program now in its fifth year that activates accredited angel investors and engages promising early-stage companies, today awarded three startups with angel funding for their potentially disruptive solutions. LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics took the top prize with $200,000* in funding for its affordable, personalized prosthetics. Runners up were awarded funding as follows: Relavo - $150,000* Athletiverse - $75,000* The SDAC V people’s choice honor went to LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics. *Actual amount raised by the finalists could increase as investors may elect to invest in the startups as individual investors. Today’s conference, the culmination of seven months of activating accredited angel investors, providing educational events and mentoring for participating early-stage companies, was presented live to an audience at University of San Diego (USD) and live streamed by the San Diego Angel Conference to an audience from across the country. LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics CEO Dr. Joshua Pelz says, “What an honor to present alongside the other finalists today and be selected to receive funding from the SDAC fund. This seed funding will enable us to move our product development forward. SDAC also provided us with invaluable mentoring and lessons on how to effectively communicate with angel investors, complete the due diligence process, and build a strong network of mentors, investors, and peers.” SDAC V received 106 applications from early-stage companies for the 2022/2023 season. Accredited angel investors nationwide invested anywhere from $7,000 to $40,000 to form a collective SDAC V fund. The angel investors evaluated the 106 startups over three months to determine those most likely to succeed and make it to the final pitch for funding. Finalists included: Athletiverse LIMBER Prosthetics & Orthotics Morari PumpSpotting Relavo Wave Therapeutics SDAC partners with 30+ organizations in the startup ecosystem. These connections, combined with SDAC’s reputation for excellence, enables it to attract promising startups and manage a substantial investment fund. SDAC sponsors include USD, C3 Bank, Mintz, SDSU, Knobbe Martens, First Republic Bank, Coeptus Law, Aquillius, Clearpoint Agency, Seraf, and UCSD. SDAC Founder Mysty Rusk says, “Securing an angel investment doesn’t require affluence, education, or wealth. It requires a smart solution to a real-world problem and an entrepreneur with tenacity and a tolerance for risk. SDAC’s main objectives are to activate accredited investors and fund innovative early-stage companies. USD’s Free Enterprise Institute, Brink SBDC, and SDAC collaborate seamlessly to provide the infrastructure to ‘Get to yes!’, and USD continues to lead in values-driven free enterprise, enabling an enduring network of entrepreneurs, partners, sponsors, and investors.” *Actual amount invested depends on total dollars raised. Historically, investors have exceeded both the investment amount and number of companies funded. Contacts Hilary McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Books Kids Releases New STEM Picture Book About Bees for Earth Day
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#STEM--According to Fair Planet, one in six bee species are regionally extinct, and more than 40% are vulnerable to extinction. Positive association begins with children at an early age, and in Annabelle Bee and the Butterfly Tree (Brown Books Kids; on sale: April 4, 2023) debut author Debra Raso O’Connor shows readers the good nature that bees can bring to our planet. A fun list of bee facts is included on the last page, serving as a valuable STEM tool for educating children on the environmental impact of bees and how they function as individuals in a hive. “This whimsically illustrated tale of friendship will captivate young readers. It highlights the human skills of kindness and cooperation while teaching the reader about the jobs of pollinators in their ecosystem — and the importance of bees!”—Ann Hobbie, Author of Monarch Butterflies and Former Chair of the Monarch Joint Venture Board of Directors SUMMARY: In Annabelle Bee and the Butterfly Tree, Annabelle meets a monarch butterfly named Benjamin. Despite being different species, Annabelle and Benjamin quickly become best friends. Annabelle even saves Benjamin from humans trying to catch him with a net! Soon after sparking this new and exciting friendship, Annabelle learns from her mom (Queen Bee) that they must move to a new hive. This puts Annabelle in a difficult spot. She does not want to lose her new friend, but she also does not want to lose her family. Annabelle must put her thinking antennas on and problem-solve. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Debra Raso O’Connor is a mother, retired pediatrics nurse, gardener, amateur artist and needle worker. She was born in Montreal, Canada, and lived in Quebec and Ontario before her husband’s transfer to Texas, where she lives now. Annabelle Bee and the Butterfly Tree is her first book and the result of her desire to write a story for her grandchildren. You can find her online at www.DebraRasoOConnor.com , and give her a buzz on Facebook and Instagram @debrarasooconnor. Contacts Media Contact: Amy.Goppert@theagencyatbb.com
Kawasho Foods USA Inc. Announces Expansion of Voluntary Recall of GEISHA Medium Shrimp 4oz. Due to Possible Under Processing
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kawasho Foods USA Inc. of New York, NY, is announcing an expansion of its February 26, 2023, voluntary recall of canned GEISHA Medium Shrimp 4oz. to now recall all lots of this product. Kawasho Foods is taking this step out of an abundance of caution due to a concern that there is a possibility that the product has been under processed, which could lead to the potential for spoilage organisms or pathogens. Kawasho Foods made this decision after receiving additional information from the Food and Drug Administration. The Product was distributed to retailers nationwide(AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI) from Dec 2022 to Apr 2023. The GEISHA Medium Shrimp is packaged in a 4oz. metal can, with UPC 071140003909 (Listed on the back of the label). This event only affects this specific product. Consumers should not use this product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled. No illnesses or other adverse consequences have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumer who have purchased this product are urged to return to place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any question regarding this recall, please contact us at Toll Free (224)278-9935 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) or via email at email@example.com. Contacts (224) 278-9935 firstname.lastname@example.org
CEI Stock Alert: Halper Sadeh LLC Is Investigating Whether the Merger of Camber Energy, Inc. Is Fair to Shareholders
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halper Sadeh LLC, an investor rights law firm, is investigating whether the merger of Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSEAM: CEI) and Viking Energy Group, Inc. is fair to Camber Energy shareholders. Halper Sadeh encourages Camber Energy shareholders to click here to learn more about their legal rights and options or contact Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The investigation concerns whether Camber Energy and its board violated the federal securities laws and/or breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders by failing to, among other things: (1) obtain the best possible consideration for Camber Energy shareholders; and (2) disclose all material information necessary for Camber Energy shareholders to adequately assess and value the merger consideration. On behalf of Camber Energy shareholders, Halper Sadeh LLC may seek increased consideration for shareholders, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits. Halper Sadeh encourages Camber Energy shareholders to click here to learn more about their legal rights and options or contact Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Halper Sadeh LLC represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct. Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contacts Halper Sadeh LLC Daniel Sadeh, Esq. Zachary Halper, Esq. (212) 763-0060 email@example.com@halpersadeh.comhttps://www.halpersadeh.com
Blueair Is Now a Certified B Corporation, Joining a Global Community of Businesses That Meet High Standards of Social and Environmental Impact
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blueair, a global expert in air purification and one of the world’s leading air purifier brands, is proud to be counted among businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy as a Certified B Corporation. "Blueair’s mission is to provide clean air for the next generation while making the least impact on the environment, and the B Corp Certification will help us continue to deliver on that promise,” said Henk in ’t Hof, CEO of Blueair. "Our B Corp certification reflects our dedication to sustainable business practices and our commitment to developing award-winning air purifiers with beautiful design and powerful performance." Blueair has been verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. This recognition highlights the company's focus on superior product innovation and the brand’s belief that access to clean air is as important as access to clean water. Blueair’s commitment is reflected in its design and manufacturing processes -- air purifiers are designed to be energy-efficient to help reduce carbon footprint. "As a B Corp, Blueair is held to the high standards of social and environmental performance, and we are thrilled to welcome them into the community," said Nille Skalts, Founder and Executive Director of the Nordic B Corp Movement. "Blueair's dedication to continuously striving to create responsible business practices is a model for companies everywhere." Blueair air purifier benefits include: Environmental Impact: Blueair air purifiers work to better the air around them and are designed to reduce impact on the environment. Most Blueair air purifiers use no more power than a single lightbulb and qualify for Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2023 rating. With this in mind, users can enjoy clean and fresh air without worrying about energy usage. Health Impact: Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air which can negatively impact health. Blueair air purifiers, thanks to the unique HEPASilent™ technology, improve air quality in the home by effectively removing up to 99.97% of airborne particles down to .01 microns1, such as viruses, and bacteria2, mold, dust, pollen, and smoke. Clean air ensures a healthier, brighter future for us, and especially for our children. For the Community: Outside of the home, Blueair supports the fight for the right to breathe clean air around the world. Through its ‘Clean Air for Children’ initiative, Blueair has improved access to clean air for children across the world. Most recently, its Freedom to Breathe campaign, in partnership with NGO Global Action Plan, resulted in the UN acknowledging a child’s right to clean air after receiving 30,000 signatures from children worldwide. Blueair is the clear choice for those who care about their health and the planet. To learn more or purchase an air purifier, please visit www.blueair.com. About Blueair: Blueair is a world-leading producer of air purification solutions for home and professional use. Founded in Sweden, Blueair delivers innovative, best-in-class, energy-efficient products sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Blueair is part of the Unilever family of brands. www.blueair.com Blueair FacebookBlueair InstagramBlueair YouTubeBlueair Twitter About B Corp: Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Certified B Corporations are part of the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system. For more information, please visit: https://bcorporation.eu/become-a-b-corp/how-to-become-a-b-corp Disclaimers: 1 Tested on PM 2.5 up to 90mins 2 Tested to remove min. 99.9% of S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, MS2, E.Coli, H1N1, A.Niger. Contacts Allison+Partners for Blueair Tricia Sylvia firstname.lastname@example.org