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DiMuto and OPAL Announce Agrifood Fintech Partnership to Tackle Trillion Dollar Global Trade Finance Gap

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:30am

The partnership gives OPAL an opportunity to reach more small and medium businesses globally, particularly in the agrifood and perishables trade, that have not been serviced by traditional banking institutions.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership gives OPAL an opportunity to reach more small and medium businesses globally, particularly in the agrifood and perishables trade, that have not been serviced by traditional banking institutions.
  • The exponential trade finance gap impedes the effort to reduce poverty and minimize inequality, two of the United Nation\'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).\nBy capturing and developing primary trade data through trade digitalization, DiMuto effectively reduces the risks associated with trade financing.
  • With both visibility of movement of physical goods and movement of money on the DiMuto Platform, DiMuto can now further develop data-driven agrifood asset financing.\n"At DiMuto, our vision is to power global agrifood trade with visibility.
  • "\nThe partnership between DiMuto and OPAL will enable trade that traditional trade finance cannot effectively support.

Ms. Opal Lee Announces First Stop of 2021 Juneteenth: The Road To Unity Tour With Visit To Topeka, Kansas

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 1:12pm

More details about this exciting event, including information about how supporters can get involved, will be shared in the coming weeks.\nMs.

Key Points: 
  • More details about this exciting event, including information about how supporters can get involved, will be shared in the coming weeks.\nMs.
  • "\nRead about and watch Ms. Opal\xe2\x80\x99s press conference here .\nWatch Juneteenth: The Road To Unity with Ms. Opal Lee and Carmelo Anthony here .\nWatch Ms. Opal\xe2\x80\x99s recent interview with Dr. Sean McMillan on his FOX SOUL show, The Book of Sean here .\nMs.
  • Opal received Visit Fort Worth\xe2\x80\x99s Hospitality Award in February.
  • Ms. Opal launched a petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday on Change.org, and in September 2020 delivered the 1.5 million signatures it had received to Congress.

Opal Apples is Now Accepting Applicants for Youth Make a Difference Grant

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00am

YAKIMA, Wash., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Opal Apples growers FirstFruits Marketing is now accepting applicants for its eighth annual Youth Make a Difference initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations led by youth ages 6 to 25.

Key Points: 
  • YAKIMA, Wash., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Opal Apples growers FirstFruits Marketing is now accepting applicants for its eighth annual Youth Make a Difference initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations led by youth ages 6 to 25.
  • Proceeds for Youth Make a Difference are sourced from sales of Opal Apples, which have allowed FirstFruits Marketing to allocate funds for youth-led initiatives that address issues in food security, nutrition, agriculture, food politics or food education.
  • "In our eighth year of Youth Makes a Difference, issues of food security and food education are more important than ever.
  • UEB 32642 variety apples are grown exclusively by FirstFruits Farms and distributed under the OPAL brand name by FirstFruits Marketing in North America.

Ms. Opal Lee to Return to Washington For Black History Month, Reveals Steps Needed to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday In 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:26pm

The social impact leader will be joined by Steve Williams, President of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation of which she is a board member, and a number of special guests and legislators.

Key Points: 
  • The social impact leader will be joined by Steve Williams, President of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation of which she is a board member, and a number of special guests and legislators.
  • The event will be streamed live via Ms. Opals YouTube channel and Facebook page for those unable to physically attend.
  • Ms. Opal is the oldest living board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) that was founded and led by the late Dr. Ronald Myers, Sr., whose initiative is for Juneteenth to become a national holiday.
  • Ms. Opal launched a petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday on Change.org, and in September 2020 delivered the 1.5 million signatures it had received to Congress.

Ms. Opal Lee To Be Recognized By International Peace Honors And Visit Fort Worth, Has Been Named An Unsung Hero By StoryTerrace

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1:08pm

Previous honorees include Fort Worths Mayor Betsy Price, singer and songwriter Leon Bridges, and Holt Hickman, who revived the citys Stockyards district.

Key Points: 
  • Previous honorees include Fort Worths Mayor Betsy Price, singer and songwriter Leon Bridges, and Holt Hickman, who revived the citys Stockyards district.
  • In more exciting news, memoir writing service, StoryTerrace , has chosen Ms. Opal as the Leading Hero in their search for the Unsung Heroes of COVID-19 in 2020.
  • The StoryTerrace Unsung Heroes of COVID-19 initiative sought to find ordinary people doing extraordinary things during the pandemic.
  • She and 24 others have been recognized; however, Ms. Opal was named the Leading Hero of the campaign.

LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, Barney Frank, Billy Bean, and Bobby Blair to Present at the Opal Group Impact Investing Forum 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:17pm

The Opal Group conference will be their 5Th annual Impact Investing Forum presented as a hybrid conference to include both a live in-person event alongside a virtual online component.

Key Points: 
  • The Opal Group conference will be their 5Th annual Impact Investing Forum presented as a hybrid conference to include both a live in-person event alongside a virtual online component.
  • For more information please follow Link: https://opalgroup.net/conference/impact-investing-forum-2020/
    Our three esteemed Board Members are trailblazers in LGBTQ+ issues involving ground-breaking policy, inclusion in sports, and business.
  • I am so excited at the opportunity to share our LGBTQ100 ESG index with the attendees of the Opal Group Impact Investing Forum.
  • It is a true honor to join Billy and Barney as we will share our unique journeys, with the Opal Group conference attendees that brought us together to launch our company, LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, Inc.

Opal Apples Kicks Off Season with Launch of Crave the Crunch Campaign

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:35pm

YAKIMA, Wash., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Opal Apples, the only naturally non-browning, non-GMO apples grown in the U.S., today announced the launch of its Crave the Crunch campaign to officially kick off Opal season.

Key Points: 
  • YAKIMA, Wash., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Opal Apples, the only naturally non-browning, non-GMO apples grown in the U.S., today announced the launch of its Crave the Crunch campaign to officially kick off Opal season.
  • As part of the new Crave the Crunch campaign, Opal Apples will continue its partnership with Registered Dietitian Cynthia Sass, to raise brand awareness through recipes, eating tips, social media messaging and as the company's official spokesperson.
  • The Crave the Crunch campaign will feature new branded packaging, social media messaging, a public relations campaign, newsletters and in-store marketing.
  • To celebrate the season, try the Lemon Basil Hummus with Sliced Opal Apple recipe by Cynthia Sass:

Ms. Opal Lee Is Heading to Washington For Juneteenth Petition Drop

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:33pm

This will be followed by a press conference at the House Triangle at 2:30pm EST.

Key Points: 
  • This will be followed by a press conference at the House Triangle at 2:30pm EST.
  • Ms. Opal said: "I am so thankful for all the young people, including celebrities like Sean 'P.
  • Diddy' Combs, who have helped to let people know about my walking campaign and petition.
  • Ms. Opal is the oldest living board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) that was founded and led by the late Dr. Ronald Myers, Sr., whose initiative helped 43 states establish Juneteenth days of observance.

[INVNT GROUP]™ Pledges Support For Ms. Opal Lee’s Juneteenth National Holiday Campaign

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 2:09pm

The now 93-year old and her team have since launched a petition on Change.org to make Juneteenth a national holiday, which has secured 1.46 million signatures and climbing.

Key Points: 
  • The now 93-year old and her team have since launched a petition on Change.org to make Juneteenth a national holiday, which has secured 1.46 million signatures and climbing.
  • Lee plans to gather these signatures, package them up, and accompanied by Sean P. Diddy Combs, personally deliver them to Congress to physically show the widespread support there is for making Juneteenth a national holiday.
  • "Thanks to the young people at [INVNT GROUP], were going to drum up even more support for the Juneteenth holiday, but theres more to be done, and you can help.
  • To learn more about Ms. Opal head to: www.opalswalk2dc.com/
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    Ms. Opal is the oldest living board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) that was founded and led by the late Dr. Ronald Myers, Sr., whose initiative is for Juneteenth to become a national holiday.

SANBlaze Announces TCG Opal Testing for NVMe SSDs

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 3:59pm

SANBlaze Technology, the leader in NVMe SSD testing, announced today the availability of TCG Opal verification testing for NVMe solid state drives (SSDs).

Key Points: 
  • SANBlaze Technology, the leader in NVMe SSD testing, announced today the availability of TCG Opal verification testing for NVMe solid state drives (SSDs).
  • The Opal Security Subsystem Class (SSC) specification, predicated on ease of implementation and integration, is also called "Opal SSC" or "Opal" for short, and is a security management protocol for storage devices.
  • We are thrilled to announce the availability of our TCG Opal SSC verification capability that allows customers to quickly and effectively test and validate the Opal SSC implementation of their NVMe SSDs, said Vince Asbridge, Founder and President, SANBlaze.
  • Download SANBlazes free white paper which introduces the TCG Opal SSC implementation and describes how to verify that your SSDs implemented the Opal SSC specification correctly using the SANBlaze platform.