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ZEN LEAF CHICAGO WORKERS JOIN TEAMSTERS LOCAL 777

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:06pm

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at the Verano/Zen Leaf Dispensary in the neighborhood of Pilsen have voted by a margin of more than 90 percent to join Teamsters Local 777. The vote in favor of unionization comes in spite of the fact that the company fired union supporters during the campaign.

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  • CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at the Verano/Zen Leaf Dispensary in the neighborhood of Pilsen have voted by a margin of more than 90 percent to join Teamsters Local 777.
  • "These workers are brave, unwavering, and incredibly inspiring," said Jim Glimco, Local 777 President.
  • "It's an honor for the staff at Zen Leaf Pilsen to be a part of our movement," said Peter Finn, Teamsters Food Processing Division Director.
  • Founded in 1937, Teamsters Local 777 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout the Chicago area.

Annual Walmart Canada campaign raises over $4.2 million for Canadian Red Cross

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:07pm

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce its annual fundraising campaign with Walmart Canada has raised more than $4.2 million, bringing the 19-year total of funds raised to over $66 million.

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  • OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce its annual fundraising campaign with Walmart Canada has raised more than $4.2 million, bringing the 19-year total of funds raised to over $66 million.
  • As the largest corporate partner of the Canadian Red Cross, Walmart Canada helps the Red Cross to be prepared to respond to the needs of Canadians.
  • The tremendous support of Walmart Canada to the Canadian Red Cross makes a big difference in lives of people from coast to coast who experience a disaster or emergency, said Janet Johnson, chief development officer for Canadian Red Cross.
  • As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.

Maaji Just Became One of the First Swimwear & Beachwear Manufacturers in Latin America to Obtain the B Corp Certification

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:04pm

MEDELLIN, Colombia, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The brand joined a worldwide movement of more than 4,000 companies that aspire to be the best companies for the world and not just the best in the world.

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  • On a mission to protect our planet, create consciously, and inspire the community, Maaji becomes B Corp certified.
  • They operate under the highest standards of social and environmental practices for the benefit of the planet and its people.
  • Here are just a few goals Maaji met to become a Certified B Corporation:
    All swimwear is Carbon Neutral.
  • We rely on numerous partners such as Nordstrom, Revolve, Galeries Lafayette, Corte Ingles, Amazon, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, and Bloomingdale's.

miR Scientific launches "Can do Blue" on September 1, 2022, as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- miR Scientific, LLC announced the launch of national event #CanDoBlue to create awareness of the need for widespread prostate cancer testing during the 2022 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (also known as "PCAM").

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  • NEW YORK and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- miR Scientific, LLC announced the launch of national event #CanDoBlue to create awareness of the need for widespread prostate cancer testing during the 2022 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (also known as "PCAM").
  • Across North America, September is recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by healthcare experts, advocates and organizations concerned with men's prostate health.
  • Last month the company announced that miR Sentinel Prostate Cancer Test is commercially available in the United States, Puerto Rico and select international markets.
  • The miR Sentinel Test assesses the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and is intended to aid in the detection and clinical management of men >45 years of age at risk for prostate cancer.

Kaia Health Raises the Bar for Automated Mobility Assessments with Launch of 3D Computer-Vision MSK Solution

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

Using this quantitative data, members are provided with a personalized physical therapy program, real-time feedback, and specific exercises to help counteract mobility limitations.

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  • Using this quantitative data, members are provided with a personalized physical therapy program, real-time feedback, and specific exercises to help counteract mobility limitations.
  • Kaia Health is a pioneer in MSK technology and computer vision, having introduced it in 2018 with their exercise feedback and assessments capabilities.
  • Kaia Health is the worlds largest digital therapeutics company on a mission to empower millions of people to live their healthiest life.
  • Kaia Health is a member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) and is headquartered in NY and Munich.

Housing Market Continues To Cool, New Home Pending Sales Down 18.2% YOY

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, the experts at Zonda, the housing industry's foremost advisors, released the New Home Market Update report for July 2022, which marked another cooler month for the housing market. Zonda's New Home Pending Sales Index (PSI) is down 18.2% year-over-year and off 2.8% compared to the same month in 2019. 85.0% of homebuilders surveyed by Zonda noted the market was slower than they expected moving from June to July, capturing the shift in demand in response to higher borrowing costs and some economic uncertainty. In response, 87.0% of builders intend on slowing starts in response to the shifting market.

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  • Zonda's New Home Pending Sales Index (PSI) is down 18.2% year-over-year and off 2.8% compared to the same month in 2019.
  • "The housing market has seen a bit of rebalancing over the past few months," said Ali Wolf, Zonda's chief economist.
  • There has been a shift from an intense seller's market to one that is more buyer friendly and sustainable."
  • The Zonda New Home Pending Sales Index (PSI) is built on proprietary, industry-leading data that covers 60% of the production new home market across the United States.

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Embraces TOCA Football Technology to Develop the Next Generation of Players

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TOCA Football, Inc. (TOCA), the world's first technology-enabled soccer experience company, announced today a player development partnership with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) in the Central Region. TOCA was founded by two-time U.S. World Cup soccer player Eddie Lewis and recently welcomed global superstar Harry Kane as a key investor.

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  • COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TOCA Football , Inc. (TOCA), the world's first technology-enabled soccer experience company, announced today a player development partnership with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) in the Central Region.
  • Through this partnership, TOCA will serve over 150 male and female youth players every week.
  • "We are thrilled to be combining TOCA's proprietary technology with the prestige of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club," said Eddie Lewis.
  • Combined with the Colorado Rapid's Youth Soccer Club's outstanding player development, TOCA's technology will become an integral part of how young players level up and perform."

WIMI Hologram Academy: Research Progress in VR Panoramic Video Transmission

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:30pm

Scientists from WIMI Hologram Academy of WIMI Hologram Cloud Inc.(NASDAQ: WIMI) studied the progress in VR panoramic Video transmission.

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  • Scientists from WIMI Hologram Academy of WIMI Hologram Cloud Inc.(NASDAQ: WIMI) studied the progress in VR panoramic Video transmission.
  • Back in 2018, Moving Picture Experts Group, MPEG has the standardized panoramic video (MPEG-I), Joint Video Exploration Team, JVET; high-efficiency video, HEVC, with relevant support for panoramic video transmission.
  • Panoramic video is completely different from traditional video in that the overall presentation of the panoramic video is different from the traditional video.
  • To provide high-speed, smooth, and high-resolution video based on bandwidth saving, panoramic video transmission has become a research hotspot today.

Verizon commissions mural in Greenville as part of #ACallForKindness

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon is spreading kindness in Greenville, thanks to a partnership with local artists, Girls who Paint Murals - Christine Crawford and Alli Dunavant.

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  • GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon is spreading kindness in Greenville, thanks to a partnership with local artists, Girls who Paint Murals - Christine Crawford and Alli Dunavant.
  • We are excited to be a part of Verizon's #ACallForKindness and thankful to work with Thomas Creek Brewery on our mural."
  • Verizon continues to spread kindness, one mural at a time, as it partners with local artists in cities across the country.
  • Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021.

Dolls Kill opens second retail store with new NYC flagship

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 11:00am

On Thursday, August 18th, the NYC Flagship store will open at 33 Howard Street in SoHo (Between Broadway & Crosby) featuring 10,000 square feet of retail space spanning 3 full floors.

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  • On Thursday, August 18th, the NYC Flagship store will open at 33 Howard Street in SoHo (Between Broadway & Crosby) featuring 10,000 square feet of retail space spanning 3 full floors.
  • For Dolls Kill, immersive IRL experiences including casting calls, multi-city retail pop ups, festival activations & more - have always been a central tenet of how the brand connects with its community.
  • Inside, the store will feature a well curated mix of cutting-edge styles that appeal to the many subcultures Dolls Kill serves.
  • Dolls Kill doesn't conform to one look, one logo, one hero product, seasonality or customer.