Literature

Outschool Adds $110M Series D Round, Bringing Valuation to $3B

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:58pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Outschool announced today a $110M Series D raise with a $3B valuation for its K-12 education marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Outschool announced today a $110M Series D raise with a $3B valuation for its K-12 education marketplace.
  • The Series D funding comes less than a year after a $75M Series C raise in April 2021.
  • The funding provides Outschool with additional resources to fulfill its mission to positively impact society by inspiring a love of learning in children across the world.
  • Outschool is an innovative education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group classes online.

Indigo Announces its Best Books of 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:42pm

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ -Indigo (TSX: IDG), today announced its list of the Best Books of 2021, led by The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, an urgent and unputdownable book about intergenerational trauma from one of Canada's most esteemed Indigenous writers.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ -Indigo (TSX: IDG), today announced its list of the Best Books of 2021, led by The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, an urgent and unputdownable book about intergenerational trauma from one of Canada's most esteemed Indigenous writers.
  • A dedicated committee of Indigo staff read 5,000 books throughout the year and cast 4,000 votes, before discussing their favourites and deliberating for 20 hours to determine the best of the best.
  • The Best Book of the Year is The Strangers by Katherena Vermette, a Red River Mtis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • The full Best Books of 2021 list as well as the Best Teen Books, Best Kids Books and Best French Books lists are available at indigo.ca and stores across Canada.

E5 Collective Combines Physical and Mental Training Strategies into One Innovative Fitness Package

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:44pm

"The E5 Collective team has examined the science and literature around variability training, brain training, play, mindset, and perspective.

Key Points: 
  • "The E5 Collective team has examined the science and literature around variability training, brain training, play, mindset, and perspective.
  • Fitness trainers interested in adding the E5 Collective experience to their programs can enroll in an online instructor training course .
  • Learning objectives for the E5 Collective instructor training course include:
    Explain the purpose of E5 Collective, the reasons behind its creation, and the intentions of the program design.
  • The E5 Collective fitness experience is based on the science around variability training, cognitive health, and brain training, play, and mindset.

The Author Clock launches on Kickstarter with thousands of literary quotes that tell the time

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

PASADENA, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mechanical Design Labs has successfully launched the Author Clock on Kickstarter.

Key Points: 
  • PASADENA, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mechanical Design Labs has successfully launched the Author Clock on Kickstarter.
  • Author uses thousands of books from dozens of genres to display a quote that mentions the current time every minute of the day.
  • Author transforms checking the time into a whimsical event that transports readers into a moment in literature.
  • With $300,000 raised on Kickstarter in less than 36 hours, the Author Clock is fully funded and will begin shipping April 2022.

The Second "CPG Book Fest" Successfully Concluded on 13th October 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:35pm

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second CPG Book Fest took place from July 13 to October 13.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second CPG Book Fest took place from July 13 to October 13.
  • Continuing the first CPG Book Fest, this year, Chinese history and culture fine books and databases have attracted attention.
  • It's worth mentioning that the highlight of the second CPG Book Fest is the writer's special event.
  • The Book Fest successfully concluded on October 13th.

Moichor launches image-based CBCs for Cats and Dogs

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:31pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The AI-powered animal diagnostics company announced today it will begin offering image-based complete blood counts for cats and dogs.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The AI-powered animal diagnostics company announced today it will begin offering image-based complete blood counts for cats and dogs.
  • The company entered the diagnostics market earlier this year with the first automated CBC solution for birds and reptiles.
  • Now, with over half a million labeled cells from over 150,000 images, representing over 300 species, CEO Shevy Karbasi said the company is prepared to expand its offerings to include cats and dogs.
  • Moichor Director of Pathology Kyle Webb, DVM, DACVP, said while image-based CBCs using artificial intelligence were introduced for human hematology several years ago, it hasn't been applied in veterinary hematology until now.

The Second "CPG Book Fest" Successfully Concluded on 13th October 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:14pm

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second CPG Book Fest took place from July 13 to October 13.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second CPG Book Fest took place from July 13 to October 13.
  • Continuing the first CPG Book Fest, this year, Chinese history and culture fine books and databases have attracted attention.
  • It's worth mentioning that the highlight of the second CPG Book Fest is the writer's special event.
  • The Book Fest successfully concluded on October 13th.

Juva Life Files Patent on Family of Non-Cannabinoid Small Molecules Targeting Consumer and Pharma Inflammatory Indications

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:05am

JUVA-19 is a non-cannabinoid small molecule isolated from cannabis with previous unappreciated broad spectrum anti-inflammatory properties.

Key Points: 
  • JUVA-19 is a non-cannabinoid small molecule isolated from cannabis with previous unappreciated broad spectrum anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Additionally, the company has identified candidate targets consistent with the regulation of oxidative stress and inflammation.
  • Juva Life is availing itself of the significant body of literature suggestive of therapeutic benefits of cannabis coupled to modern drug discovery and deep learning tools.
  • The companys strategy is to develop natural and semi-synthetic compositions alone and in combination for the consumer anti-inflammatory marketplace, and in parallel chemically optimize compositions for select pharmaceutical indications.

Terri Cope-Walton Named Vice President and General Manager of WJXT & WCWJ Jacksonville

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:16pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Graham Media Group, Inc., a Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) subsidiary, announced today that Terri Cope-Walton has been named Vice President and General Manager of WJXT, a fully local television station, and WCWJ, the CW affiliate, in Jacksonville, Florida.Cope-Walton replaces Bob Ellis, who was named Vice President and General Manager of Graham Media Group station WDIV in Detroit, Michigan earlier this year.

Key Points: 
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Graham Media Group, Inc., a Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) subsidiary, announced today that Terri Cope-Walton has been named Vice President and General Manager of WJXT, a fully local television station, and WCWJ, the CW affiliate, in Jacksonville, Florida.Cope-Walton replaces Bob Ellis, who was named Vice President and General Manager of Graham Media Group station WDIV in Detroit, Michigan earlier this year.
  • She brings a wealth of experience, intelligence and compassion to these two successful stations and will enthusiastically immerse herself in the Jacksonville community.
  • I look forward to settling into the Jacksonville community and continuing the great work WJXT and WCWJ are known for in the market," said Cope-Walton.
  • GMG operates in six states: KPRC Houston , WDIV Detroit and WSLS Roanoke (NBC); KSAT San Antonio (ABC); WKMG Orlando (CBS); WJXT Jacksonville (fully local), and WCWJ Jacksonville (CW).

Kering and Phaidon partner to launch Woman Made: Great Women Designers

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 4:55pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, Kering and Phaidon are proud to present Woman Made: Great Women Designers.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, Kering and Phaidon are proud to present Woman Made: Great Women Designers.
  • "We are thrilled to be partnering again with Phaidon on a platform that celebrates women in the arts.
  • Following the breakout success of Great Women Artists in 2019, we are delighted to partner with Kering to further spotlight the profound impact women have had and continue to have in the creative arts."
  • Jane Hall, author of Woman Made
    On sale for $59.95 USD starting October 13, 2021, Woman Made: Great Women Designers is the most comprehensive, fully illustrated book on women product designers ever published.