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Morinaga America, Inc. Promotes Current CEO & President Teruhiro Kawabe

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Morinaga America, Inc. (MAI), the official distributor of HI-CHEW™, has announced that tenured executive Teruhiro Kawabe (Terry) has been promoted from President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MAI to Chief Representative for the USA and President/CEO as of this month. In his new role, Kawabe will oversee and supervise Morinaga America Foods, Inc., the production facility in North Carolina, and Morinaga America, Inc, the U.S. corporate division of the company. With MAI's goal of strategically expanding the U.S. business, Kawabe will look to optimize business management for both companies and drive the strategic expansion of the U.S. market.

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  • In his new role, Kawabe will oversee and supervise Morinaga America Foods, Inc., the production facility in North Carolina, and Morinaga America, Inc, the U.S. corporate division of the company.
  • Kawabe has worked with Morinaga Group for over 30 years, previously serving as President and CEO of Morinaga Asia Pacific (MAP) in Bangkok, Thailand before his most recent role at MAI.
  • During his tenure with MAP, Kawabe grew the HI-CHEW™ brand's distribution footprint throughout New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, tripling the sales volume in just three years.
  • He had also introduced HI-CHEW™ to the mainstream market through distribution expansion in the grocery, food, drug, mass, and convenience channels of trade.

Fiesta Parade Floats Wins 6 Rose Parade Trophies for its Clients, Including Sweepstakes for Donate Life

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Monday, January 2, 2023

Fiesta Parade Floats has won Sweepstakes 27 out of the last 29 years, including 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Fiesta Parade Floats has won Sweepstakes 27 out of the last 29 years, including 2023.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230102005091/en/
    The float designed by Fiesta Parade Floats for Donate Life won the Sweepstakes Trophy, the Rose Parade's top prize for the most beautiful entry.
  • “Winning the Sweepstakes Trophy is a testament to the sustained excellence and tireless efforts of the entire team at Fiesta Parade Floats,” said Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats.
  • For up-to-date information and news on the 2023 Rose Parade floats, visit the Fiesta Parade Floats website ( www.fiestaparadefloats.com ) and follow Fiesta Parade Floats on Facebook , Twitter ( @fiestafloats ), Instagram (@fiestaparadefloats ) and YouTube .

Fiesta Parade Floats, the Rose Parade’s Premier Float Builder, Unveils an Inspiring Lineup of Float Entries for the 134th Rose Parade on January 2

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Fiesta Parade Floats , the award-winning Rose Parade float builder, kicks off its 34th year of Float Decorating Week with the unveiling of an inspirational and uplifting lineup of 2023 Rose Parade float entries.

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  • Fiesta Parade Floats , the award-winning Rose Parade float builder, kicks off its 34th year of Float Decorating Week with the unveiling of an inspirational and uplifting lineup of 2023 Rose Parade float entries.
  • With the highest award win rate in the Rose Parade industry, Fiesta Parade Floats has cemented its status as the leader in float technology as it looks to bolster its impressive float-building track record in 2023 with another incredible lineup of Rose Parade floats.
  • All of us at Fiesta Parade Floats are eager and excited to see a year’s worth of planning and preparation come together in a matter of days,” said Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats.
  • We are looking forward to another great parade.”
    For up-to-date information and news on the 2023 Rose Parade floats, visit the Fiesta Parade Floats website ( www.fiestaparadefloats.com ) and follow Fiesta Parade Floats on Facebook , Twitter ( @fiestafloats ), Instagram (@fiestaparadefloats ) and YouTube .

Comtech and NENA Partner to Honor 9-1-1 Professionals at SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

“We are thrilled to partner with NENA to honor 9-1-1 professionals at this year’s SERVPRO First Responder Bowl,” said Ken Peterman, Comtech’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • “We are thrilled to partner with NENA to honor 9-1-1 professionals at this year’s SERVPRO First Responder Bowl,” said Ken Peterman, Comtech’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Comtech and NENA are donating hundreds of tickets to 9-1-1 professionals to attend the event, and fans will see #ThankYou911 messages of support and appreciation during the game.
  • “America’s 9-1-1 professionals are often the unsung heroes of public safety, but that is beginning to change,” said NENA President Laurene Anderson.
  • In 2018, the game was officially renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl to show appreciation for first responders.

Ginkgo Bioworks Announces Participation in the 41st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, announced today that Co-Founder and CEO Jason Kelly is scheduled to present at the 41st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. PT (2:15 p.m.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, announced today that Co-Founder and CEO Jason Kelly is scheduled to present at the 41st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. PT (2:15 p.m.
  • He plans to discuss Ginkgo's biopharma capabilities and end-to-end services offerings, including Ginkgo Enzyme Services and high throughput pooled screening for CAR-T designs, among other topics.
  • Ginkgo Bioworks is the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, providing flexible, end-to-end services that solve challenges for organizations across diverse markets, from food and agriculture to pharmaceuticals to industrial and specialty chemicals.
  • For more information, visit ginkgobioworks.com and concentricbyginkgo.com , read our blog , or follow us on social media channels such as Twitter (@ Ginkgo and @ ConcentricByGBW ), Instagram (@ GinkgoBioworks and @ ConcentricByGinkgo ), or LinkedIn .

Epson to Create In-Store Experience with Café at NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it will be demonstrating retail point of sales and back office solutions at NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show from Jan. 15-17, 2023. Epson will showcase its latest innovative products designed for retail businesses that offer outstanding value, results and a better bottom line in booth #4457. Epson will also announce a new line of mobile POS thermal receipt printers designed to fit the needs of any retail or hospitality environment.

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  • Epson will also announce a new line of mobile POS thermal receipt printers designed to fit the needs of any retail or hospitality environment.
  • Our in-store solution demos and café setup will offer visitors a glimpse of the full end-to-end experience that Epson retail solutions provide."
  • Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world.
  • Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.

Kite to Acquire Tmunity Therapeutics to Pursue Next Generation CAR T-Cell Therapy Advancements in Cancer

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), and Tmunity Therapeutics (Tmunity), today announced that the companies have signed an agreement in which Kite will acquire Tmunity, a clinical-stage, private biotech company focused on next-generation CAR T-therapies and technologies.

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  • Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), and Tmunity Therapeutics (Tmunity), today announced that the companies have signed an agreement in which Kite will acquire Tmunity, a clinical-stage, private biotech company focused on next-generation CAR T-therapies and technologies.
  • As part of Kite’s acquisition, the Tmunity founders will become senior scientific advisors for Kite.
  • Kite will acquire all outstanding shares of Tmunity other than those already owned by Kite.
  • As the global cell therapy leader, Kite has treated more patients with CAR T-cell therapy than any other company.

IMAX Crowns "Avatar: The Way of Water" as its Highest Grossing Film of 2022, With $160 Million and Counting

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Disney/Lightstorm's "Avatar: The Way of Water" ended 2022 as the highest grossing release of the year in IMAX®, and that its total IMAX global box office is $160 million and counting through Monday. James Cameron's sci-fi sequel now stands as the fourth highest grossing IMAX release of all time. The film is already the highest grossing IMAX release of all time in eighteen markets worldwide, and IMAX has delivered 11% of the film's global gross to date on just a fraction of total screens.

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  • James Cameron's sci-fi sequel now stands as the fourth highest grossing IMAX release of all time.
  • Through Monday, "Avatar: The Way of Water" had grossed $58 million in IMAX domestically, with IMAX claiming 13.1% of North American grosses.
  • Internationally, IMAX has grossed $102 million with "Avatar: The Way of Water" — only the third IMAX release ever to cross $100 million in international box office.
  • IMAX®, IMAX® Dome, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® 3D Dome, Experience It In IMAX®, The IMAX Experience®, An IMAX Experience®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, IMAX DMR®, DMR®, Filmed For IMAX™, IMAX LIVE™, IMAX Enhanced™, IMAX nXos®, SSIMWAVE® and Films to the Fullest®, are trademarks and trade names of the Company or its subsidiaries that are registered or otherwise protected under laws of various jurisdictions.

IMAX Crosses $100 Million in Global Box Office with James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water"

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Disney/Lightstorm's "Avatar: The Way of Water" has now earned $105.5 million in IMAX global box office in less than two weeks — the fastest film to hit the $100 million mark in IMAX since April 2019. James Cameron's epic sci-fi sequel is only the ninth film in IMAX history to exceed $100 million in global box office. To date, IMAX has accounted for 11.4% of the film's global gross on only a fraction of its total screens.

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  • With $105.5 Million in IMAX Global Box Office, Stunning Sci-Fi Sequel Becomes Fastest Film to Top $100 Million in IMAX Box Office Receipts since 2019
    NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that Disney/Lightstorm's "Avatar: The Way of Water" has now earned $105.5 million in IMAX global box office in less than two weeks — the fastest film to hit the $100 million mark in IMAX since April 2019.
  • James Cameron's epic sci-fi sequel is only the ninth film in IMAX history to exceed $100 million in global box office.
  • IMAX continues to dominate box office for "Avatar: The Way of Water" in China, where the Company has delivered $26.5 million in box office receipts for the film — good for 25.5% of total grosses in China on only 1% of screens.
  • IMAX®, IMAX® Dome, IMAX® 3D, IMAX® 3D Dome, Experience It In IMAX®, The IMAX Experience®, An IMAX Experience®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, IMAX DMR®, DMR®, Filmed For IMAX™, IMAX LIVE™, IMAX Enhanced™, IMAX nXos®, SSIMWAVE® and Films to the Fullest®, are trademarks and trade names of the Company or its subsidiaries that are registered or otherwise protected under laws of various jurisdictions.

Dignitas Announces 2023 League Championship Series Roster

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignitas has today announced its League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) roster for the 2023 season. Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen, Lucas "Santorin" Larsen, Irfan "Armut" Tükek, Donggeun "IgNar" Lee, and Trevor "Spawn" Kerr-Taylor have formed a championship-contending competitive League of Legends roster under the Dignitas banner. This move marks the first time that Dignitas will field multiple regional champions, with the roster having won a cumulative five LCS and two LEC championships.

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  • League of Legends Champions Jensen, Santorin and Armut Join Dignitas' Roster
    The Team Will Compete for an LCS Championship and an Appearance at Esports' Most Prestigious Event, The League of Legends World Championship
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignitas has today announced its League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) roster for the 2023 season.
  • "We are thrilled to announce a roster that will contend for titles in 2023," said James Baker, General Manager of Dignitas.
  • Dignitas' roster will kick-off their LCS season in January 2023, when the team competes on the Opening Day of the LCS 2023 Spring Season.
  • Dignitas currently fields teams in three of esports' largest and most popular games: League of Legends, Rocket League, and Fortnite.