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Copperstate Farms Announces, “Your Bright Horizon” Social Equity Scholarship Program to Enable Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:00pm

PHOENIX, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Copperstate Farms Management, LLC, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Arizona, today announced the launch of Your Bright Horizon, a new scholarship program to enable cannabis dispensary ownership for social equity license applicants.

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  • PHOENIX, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Copperstate Farms Management, LLC, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Arizona, today announced the launch of Your Bright Horizon, a new scholarship program to enable cannabis dispensary ownership for social equity license applicants.
  • With the recent passage of Proposition 207, an additional 26 cannabis dispensary licenses were allocated for Arizonas Social Equity Ownership Program.
  • Now, we want to pass our operational expertise to the next generation of cannabis entrepreneurs, stated Copperstate Farms co-founder and Managing Director, Scott Barker.
  • We hope to foster long lasting partnerships through Your Bright Horizon and set social equity applicants up for success, said Barker.

Iteris Announces Availability of New Cloud-enabled Managed Services for Smart Mobility Infrastructure Management

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:30pm

(NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced the availability of two new cloud-enabled managed services that augment the traffic management operations of public agencies and commercial enterprises with Iteris technology, expertise and resources.

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced the availability of two new cloud-enabled managed services that augment the traffic management operations of public agencies and commercial enterprises with Iteris technology, expertise and resources.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211019005181/en/
    Iteris Announces Availability of New Cloud-enabled Managed Services for Smart Mobility Infrastructure Management (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Iteris managed service offerings leverage its ClearMobility Platform to proactively manage complex transportation operations, leading to reduced traffic congestion, improved safety, and more sustainable, equitable and resilient transportation infrastructure.
  • Iteris congestion management and asset management services are key components of the ClearMobility Platform, the worlds most complete solution to continuously monitor, visualize and optimize mobility infrastructure.
  • Iteris is the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management the foundation for a new era of mobility.

Esports Betting Industry On PC-Based Games Is On The Upswing

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.

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  • A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.
  • Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile."
  • The esports betting industry on PC-based games is on the upswing, and sportsbooks need to capitalize on that while keeping an eye on the future.
  • In addition to Esports Technologies, sports betting industry leaders Draft Kings and Penn National as well as top retail and technology companies will be participating in the conference.

Esports Betting Industry On PC-Based Games Is On The Upswing

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

PALM BEACH,  Fla., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For a long time, the conversation in the gaming world was focused on mobile being the future of the industry. Now, in 2021, the future has officially arrived.  Our society is becoming more dependent on smartphones, with more than 90% of Americans owning a smartphone, and the rest of the developed world is only slightly behind the United States' pace. It is not a surprise that revenue from mobile gaming is rising, but the growth rate is something sportsbooks need to keep an eye on in the future. The more the common gamers pour their money into mobile gaming, the more sportsbooks will need to be ready to pounce. Already more than 40% of smartphone owners are paying at least $50 per month on games, which translates to $600 per year. That isn't a small sum for most people, and a quarter of the users are up to at least $1,000 per year on mobile gaming. Simply put, the future used to be mobile gaming, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the future is here and the switch from PC gaming to mobile gaming is vital.   A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming. While most users are starting to use mobile gaming more than PC or consoles, the competitive gaming world has not made the switch yet. Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile." Active gaming and tech companies in the markets today include:  Esports Technologies (NASDAQ: EBET), Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), Super League Gaming (NASDAQ: SLGG), Elys Game Technology, Corp. (NASDAQ: ELYS), Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNOG).

Key Points: 
  • A recent article on iGamingBusiness.com said that: "The issue for sportsbooks offering esports options is that now is not the right time to roll out betting options on mobile gaming.
  • Most of the money is still in traditional esports played on PCs, and the industry has not adapted tournaments on a massive scale to mobile."
  • The esports betting industry on PC-based games is on the upswing, and sportsbooks need to capitalize on that while keeping an eye on the future.
  • In addition to Esports Technologies, sports betting industry leaders Draft Kings and Penn National as well as top retail and technology companies will be participating in the conference.

California, Arizona Water Agencies Partner to Advance Development of Large-Scale Recycled Water Project

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:22pm

Through an agreement approved Tuesday by Metropolitan Water Districts Board of Directors, the Central Arizona Project and Arizona Department of Water Resources will contribute up to $6 million to environmental planning of the Regional Recycled Water Program , a project to purify treated wastewater to produce a new, drought-proof water supply for Southern California.

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  • Through an agreement approved Tuesday by Metropolitan Water Districts Board of Directors, the Central Arizona Project and Arizona Department of Water Resources will contribute up to $6 million to environmental planning of the Regional Recycled Water Program , a project to purify treated wastewater to produce a new, drought-proof water supply for Southern California.
  • Under the new agreement, the Central Arizona Project will contribute $5 million and the Arizona Department of Water Resources will contribute $1 million to this planning work.
  • Increasing the reuse of recycled water is critical to augmenting water supplies and creating a more resilient Colorado River, said Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke.
  • Expanding the value of the Regional Recycled Water Program to the entire Southwest could also help earn federal financial support for the project.

Phoenix Children's To Host EMS Training To Prepare First Responders For Pediatric 911 Calls

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

PHOENIX, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Children's has partnered with the Phoenix Fire Department to host the fourth EMS | MVP Pediatric Symposium , a training to ensure first responders in Arizona have the up-to-date education they need to respond to pediatric emergencies, which often require a very different response than adult emergency calls.

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  • PHOENIX, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Children's has partnered with the Phoenix Fire Department to host the fourth EMS | MVP Pediatric Symposium , a training to ensure first responders in Arizona have the up-to-date education they need to respond to pediatric emergencies, which often require a very different response than adult emergency calls.
  • The Oct. 26 event, made possible in part thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Phoenix Suns, provides a continuing education opportunity for pre-hospital responders statewide.
  • "We know every second counts in an emergency," noted Julie Augenstein, MD, Emergency Department physician and EMS Base Hospital Medical Director at Phoenix Children's.
  • Phoenix Children's serves as communication hub for pediatric emergencies, providing guidance to EMTs, paramedics and firefighters in the field regardless of the patient's final destination, whether it's Phoenix Children's or another hospital.

Insight Academy of Arizona Becomes First Online Career Program Approved by State DOE

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 4:30pm

Insight Academy of Arizona ( ISAZ ), a full-time online school serving students throughout the state of Arizona, becomes the first 100% online school recognized by the Arizona Department of Education for their Career Prep program.

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  • Insight Academy of Arizona ( ISAZ ), a full-time online school serving students throughout the state of Arizona, becomes the first 100% online school recognized by the Arizona Department of Education for their Career Prep program.
  • The ISAZ Career Prep program allows students in middle- and high-school to jump-start their future by taking career-focused electives to explore job options in classes such as Business, Health & Human Services, and Information Technology.
  • This approval from the state means so much because it recognizes the well-rounded education, we are providing our students here at ISAZ, said Dr. Erica Young-Jackson, Stride Career Prep CRE Administrator.
  • Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ) is an AdvancED-accredited, full-time online public school that serves Arizona students in grades 7-12.

Mercury Insurance Launches MercuryGO for Arizona Drivers

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:15am

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Mercury Insurance announced that the company has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers in Arizona to help improve driving skills and traffic safety.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Mercury Insurance announced that the company has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers in Arizona to help improve driving skills and traffic safety.
  • "MercuryGO is an app that will help to keep Arizonans safe while on the road," said Mercury Insurance Director of Product Management David Lane.
  • Licensed teen drivers, 18 years and younger, who are registered for MercuryGO will instantly receive a 10% participation discount on auto insurance.
  • Tweet the news:MercuryGO is available in Arizona and could save drivers up to 40% on auto insurance.

With Alignment Health Plan, Arizona Residents in Pima and Maricopa Counties Can Access More $0 Premium, Benefits-Rich Medicare Health Coverage in 2022

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 8:05am

By 2050, Arizonas older adult population is projected to be 2,422,186, a 174 percent increase from the 883,014 measured in 2010.

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  • By 2050, Arizonas older adult population is projected to be 2,422,186, a 174 percent increase from the 883,014 measured in 2010.
  • Alignment is also offering its Heart & Diabetes chronic condition special needs plan (C-SNP) for Pima and Maricopa residents who have a qualifying chronic condition.
  • Medicare beneficiaries who enroll with Alignment Health Plan will have access to its top-tier, broad network of providers, which include Abrazo Health, Arizona Care Network, Arizona Priority Care, CareMore Health, Carondelet Health Network and Dignity Health.
  • Alignment Healthcare offers health plan options through Alignment Health Plan and also partners with select health plans to help deliver better benefits at lower costs.

PayNearMe Approved to Process Online Sports Betting and iGaming Payments in Arizona

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

As more states legalize online sports betting, PayNearMes technology and electronic cash network make it possible for operators to get up and running quickly in each new state.

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  • As more states legalize online sports betting, PayNearMes technology and electronic cash network make it possible for operators to get up and running quickly in each new state.
  • Managing deposits and payouts is a complex process that requires technology designed specifically for the iGaming industry.
  • PayNearMe now operates and processes payments for licensed online sports betting and iGaming operators in 14 U.S. states and is expanding its gaming footprint as new states legalize online sports betting and iGaming.
  • PayNearMe provides a complete payment solution for online sports betting and iGaming, with a focus on removing friction to enable operators to deliver a best-in-class player journey.