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Big Screen Entertainment Group Embarks On a Journey Towards Uplifting Content

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC:BSEG), a prominent production and distribution company, is proud to announce its commitment to becoming a catalyst for positive change in the entertainment industry.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC:BSEG), a prominent production and distribution company, is proud to announce its commitment to becoming a catalyst for positive change in the entertainment industry.
  • Under the leadership of CEO Kimberley Kates, BSEG is embracing a new era of storytelling that resonates deeply with audiences.
  • "At Big Screen, we are passionate about addressing themes and emotions that truly resonate with today's viewers," said Kates.
  • With this bold step towards uplifting content, BSEG reaffirms its commitment to making a meaningful impact in the entertainment landscape while inspiring audiences to embrace optimism and resilience.

New Report: Small businesses anticipate growth in 2024, focused on improving profitability and cash flow

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CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, OnDeck Capital, the leading small business lending company at Enova (NYSE: ENVA), and Ocrolus, the document AI and cash flow analytics platform for lenders, released the first-of-its-kind Small Business Cash Flow Trend Report. The new quarterly report combines small business survey results with cash flow data from companies to provide deeper insights into the overall health and sentiment of small businesses across the United States.

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  • The new quarterly report combines small business survey results with cash flow data from companies to provide deeper insights into the overall health and sentiment of small businesses across the United States.
  • Most small businesses are feeling optimistic about growth in 2024 and their ability to expand over the next 12 months.
  • As inflation cools, businesses are looking to improve profitability and available cash as a way to support growth.
  • "Our survey of small business sentiment and cash flow data paints a deeper picture of the sentiment and overall health of small businesses today," said Cory Kampfer, Co-President of Small Business Lending at OnDeck.

Migratory animals face mass extinction – but as a conservationist I’m optimistic

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Recognised threats to biodiversity include habitat loss and overexploitation but new analyses suggest that migratory species are faring particularly badly.

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  • Recognised threats to biodiversity include habitat loss and overexploitation but new analyses suggest that migratory species are faring particularly badly.
  • The global extinction risk is increasing for all migratory species.
  • I’m writing this in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species.

Status update

  • Worse still, they suggest that the extinction risk is increasing for all migratory species, including those not included under the convention.
  • Populations of fish included under the convention have declined on average by 90% since 1970.
  • Many species under the convention that need or would significantly benefit from international cooperation, are identified as high priorities for further conservation action based on their conservation status and biological vulnerability.
  • Understanding the scope and severity of these threats where they occur is therefore essential to informing conservation action, especially in the context of the triple planetary crises.

Effective action

  • There are various reasons why such agreements are not always as effective as they could be.
  • This has proven key to catalysing concerted conservation action for the saiga.
  • In the last 15 years, new knowledge of the saiga antelope’s ecology, migration and trade has been generated and effective anti-poaching measures have been implemented.
  • These include evaluating management approaches, sustainable use of the species, stockpile management, building the saiga conservation network and identifying key research needs along international supply chains.

Catalysing cross-border conservation

  • This landmark meeting has been positive and I’ve noticed a renewed sense of commitment to improve the conservation of migratory species.
  • Conservation measures should be context-specific, applied at relevant scales, and socially legitimate among local communities and Indigenous peoples if they are to be successful.
  • Renewed commitment to conservation solutions identified in this report could build political will to act together.


Dan Challender receives funding from the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI GCRF) through the Trade, Development, and the Environment Hub and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and has previously received funding from the National Geographic Society. He is CITES Focal Point for the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group and is a member of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group.

AITX’s RAD Announces ATM Hook & Chain Attack AI Analytic

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Detroit, Michigan, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCPK:AITX), today announced a significant addition to its suite of AI analytics. This innovation equips RAD's robotic security solutions with the capability to detect the rampant threat of Hook & Chain ATM attacks plaguing the banking industry. A Hook and Chain attack involves attaching one end of a chain or cable to an ATM and using a vehicle to exert force on the machine, usually by pulling the chain with the vehicle, with the objective of forcefully open the ATM's safe doors, allowing thieves to access the cash inside. With this development, RAD continues to lead the charge in providing cutting-edge security solutions tailored to meet the evolving challenges faced by financial institutions and other enterprise clients.

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  • This innovation equips RAD's robotic security solutions with the capability to detect the rampant threat of Hook & Chain ATM attacks plaguing the banking industry.
  • Hook and chain attacks were the leading ATM crime, in which thieves steal the cash from an ATM machine and cause extensive property damage, sometimes with loss and damages approaching $500K per incident.
  • Mark Folmer, CPP, PSP, FSyI, President of RAD, added, “The Hook & Chain analytic was requested during discussions with a leading national bank with over 1000 branches.
  • We currently have highly satisfied banking clients who are eager to implement the ATM attack detection analytic.

FLOR Launches Area Rug Collaboration with Fashion Designer Trina Turk

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FLOR® , a high-end area rug brand for homes, offices, and every space in between, launches its new collaboration with Trina Turk, the ready-to-wear fashion designer known for bright colors and bold patterns.

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  • FLOR® , a high-end area rug brand for homes, offices, and every space in between, launches its new collaboration with Trina Turk, the ready-to-wear fashion designer known for bright colors and bold patterns.
  • The Trina Turk X FLOR area rug collection includes five unique products that bring the designer’s signature style into interior spaces, influenced by her global travels and love for vintage materials.
  • Twin Palms: Another mid-century moment, Twin Palms features a classic Trina Turk and Mr Turk pattern of geometric stripes.
  • “Creating this collection was every designer’s dream because the Trina Turk and FLOR teams became true collaborators, resulting in fun, stylish, and timeless area rug products,” said Katherine Cohen, Associate Creative Director at FLOR.

Lone Wolf set to transform market insights ahead of potential market shifts

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DALLAS and CAMBRIDGE, ON, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Among positive projections and rising expectations for the recovery of the real estate market in 2024, Lone Wolf Technologies ("Lone Wolf") has started taking concrete steps toward the future of real estate—and is looking toward what it will take for real estate professionals to be ready for the market's recovery, starting with the recent introduction of a new tool within BrokerMetrics, the industry's leading software for brokerage analytics and market intelligence.

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  • "Throughout the industry, we are starting to see a rising sense of optimism and positive market indicators," said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf.
  • "It has always been our mission to support real estate professionals in the face of every shift in the market.
  • To help real estate brokers prepare for a potential shifting market in 2024, Lone Wolf recently introduced Market Dynamics , the latest data analytics tool for BrokerMetrics designed to give brokers on-demand insight into how their local markets are performing and trending.
  • For a limited time, Lone Wolf is offering Lone Wolf Back Office and Lone Wolf Transactions to brokerages for 20% off to help them get set up and prepared for whatever the market holds this year.

Cancer Immunotherapy Stocks - Tapping into Immune Systems for Next Generation Treatments

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

According to the American Association for Cancer Research "Cancer immunotherapeutics work by unleashing the power of a patient's immune system to fight cancer and, over the last decade, have emerged as one of the most exciting new approaches to cancer treatment."

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  • According to the American Association for Cancer Research "Cancer immunotherapeutics work by unleashing the power of a patient's immune system to fight cancer and, over the last decade, have emerged as one of the most exciting new approaches to cancer treatment."
  • Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCY) (TSX: ONC) is developing pelareorep, a unique immunotherapy with the power to awaken the immune system and unlock its antitumor potential.
  • It is committed to delivering the power of T cells and to unlocking new avenues for patients in their fight against cancer.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Fate Therapeutics are some of the other key patent filers in cancer immunotherapy."

Image Protect, Inc. (OTC: IMTL) Reports 40% Surge in the Multi-Billion Dollar Online Review Industry through Review Control Reputation Management

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Image Protect is on the brink of significant expansion, particularly with its thriving subsidiary, Review Control™ Reputation Management.

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  • Image Protect is on the brink of significant expansion, particularly with its thriving subsidiary, Review Control™ Reputation Management.
  • Frank Cassella, CEO of Review Control Reputation Management, shared his enthusiasm, "We couldn't be more pleased with our progress in just a few short months.
  • Image Protect, Inc. remains committed to innovation, growth, and delivering unparalleled solutions in the dynamic landscape of online reputation management.
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EnLiSense CCM Advances Validation of Real-Time IBD Inflammatory Biomarker Monitoring with Two Recent Peer-Reviewed Longitudinal Studies

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Our innovative IBD Aware device offers the first solution for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of IBD through the power of sweat-sensing technology.

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  • Our innovative IBD Aware device offers the first solution for continuous, non-invasive monitoring of IBD through the power of sweat-sensing technology.
  • EnLiSense's journey reaches a significant milestone with over half a million human biomarker readings, underscoring the extensive validation of our technology.
  • These readings provide crucial data points, enhancing the precision and trustworthiness of inflammatory biomarker monitoring.
  • The studies involved measuring inflammation markers CRP, TNF-α, and IL-6 in subjects' blood and sweat continuously in subjects with and without IBD.

Declining consumer confidence in the US energy system highlights need for action - EY research

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NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The EY Energy Consumer Confidence Index (ECCI) reveals an 8-point plunge in consumer confidence toward the US energy system, tumbling from 64.8 in 2022 down to 56.9 today.

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  • NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The EY Energy Consumer Confidence Index (ECCI) reveals an 8-point plunge in consumer confidence toward the US energy system, tumbling from 64.8 in 2022 down to 56.9 today.
  • As part of the global Energy transition consumer insights report , Ernst & Young LLP (EY) surveyed 3,000 US consumers on their sentiment of the energy market, the transition toward lower-carbon and renewable energies, and their optimism concerning its progress.
  • The EY research concludes that consumers must have affordable, accessible and appealing energy options to inspire action and confidence in their energy future.
  • However, if energy prices are more volatile, 84% of consumers will take action to manage energy use, but they want notifications and personal control.