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NEW YORK, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.  

EXPERT ALERTS 

  • Contactless policing
  • Risk appetite
  • Can Illness Actually Heal?
  • Military Working Dog Demand Surges — But What Happens When They Retire?
  • Virtual Dating Is Here to Stay: 8 Sexy Video Chat Games
  • How We Can Capitalize on the Coming Hemp Economy
  • 3 Obstacles to Spiritual Guidance — And How to Remove Them!
  • 4 Steps to Make Calm Your New Normal
  • Two Years After the Fire: Where Is Notre-Dame Now?

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Contactless policing
Amanda Arnall Couch
Program Director
Oklahoma Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program
“As states look to improve safety on the roads, assist citizens who are struggling to get affordable insurance and navigate challenging revenue environments, programs like Oklahoma’s can have a big impact. What’s more, because they use existing resources, they can be scaled quickly and cost-effectively.”
Contactless policing. She can talk about the proactive approach they are taking to increase compliance without pushing people into the path of traffic stops and court dates. The latest stories on traffic stops that have resulted in violence continue to raise police bias awareness. Experts agree that a critical first step is to minimize traffic stops. The fewer stops, the fewer opportunities for problems especially those related to bias. Technology can help accomplish this – but how does it work best? Police departments have largely looked to technology to help increase the identification and capture of criminal suspects, but what if the main goal of technology use, instead, was on minimizing stops in the first place? The Oklahoma Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion (UVED) Program is using vehicle and license plate recognition technology to identify uninsured drivers – and is seeing great results in a short period of time – without traffic stops. Typically, uninsured OK drivers would be randomly stopped by police and handed heavy fines. This might happen to the same driver multiple times, so it put drivers in fear of getting caught each time they drove their vehicle. The State’s District Attorneys Council that handles uninsured motorists, knew this was a losing battle, and took a different approach with the UVED program. A key goal was to divert non-compliant vehicle owners away from the court system, which they’ve done successfully by using vehicle recognition technology to identify vehicles without a stop at all. The focus is on the vehicle, not the driver – eliminating the potential for bias. The system simply sends a letter to the registered owner and outlines how they can avoid a fine by enrolling in a Diversion program and securing low cost insurance from one of many options the system presents. In the past three months since the implementation of a new platform and additional traffic cameras from Rekor Systems, the number of uninsured drivers has fallen by 100,000 and continues to decrease daily. Motorists who have received the notices and purchased insurance through the program are happy with the results. Many report that they didn’t know how to get help and avoid fines. You can see personal feedback from drivers on this video https://www.uvedok.org/#learn-more.
https://statetechmagazine.com/article/2021/03/tech-behind-uninsured-vehicle-diversion-programs  
Website: https://www.uved.org
Media contact: Lisa Throckmorton, [email protected]  
Amanda Arnall Couch is a career prosecutor responsible for the legal, financial and management aspects of the Oklahoma Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program. In addition to approving program actions, she represents UVED in state and local committee meetings, public outreach and trainings. As an attorney and a mom, she believes stronger enforcement and fewer uninsured drivers lead to safer roadways for all.

Risk appetite
Nitin Rakesh
CEO
Mphasis
“Most often a company’s risk appetite is dictated by the mental model of its business leader. If the management of the organization is averse to risk owing to fear of failure, it is very unlikely that the company will be a leader in its sector. In a democratic business environment where competition can come from any player, in any industry, the need for increased risk appetite is crucial for long-term success.”
Rakesh can discuss business technology, IT, computers, telecom, computer science, engineering, automotive technology, and financial services.
Co-author, “Transformation in Times of Crisis”
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nitin-rakesh
Website: https://www.mphasis.com
Media contact: Joy Dumandan, [email protected]
Nitin Rakesh is a distinguished leader in the technology and financial services industries. He’ been CEO of Mphasis since 2017. A computer science engineer at heart, Nitin’s lifelong passion for innovation and technology is evident throughout his career. Coupled with his deep domain expertise in banking, financial services and insurance verticals, strong customer orientation and an entrepreneurial mindset, he’s been able to bring cutting-edge offerings consistently to accelerate value creation for customers, shareholders and employees.

Can Illness Actually Heal?
Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer
Author, infectious disease and vaccine safety expert
Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer
“I will advise parents differently and start to raise their awareness that if they are able to give their children emotional support and special care while they are suffering, it will strengthen their bodies and their resilience.
As well as developing within their children the foundation of basic trust in their own self-healing ability, it will also teach them the value of staying together as a family during times of suffering.”
Dr. Jan Bonhoeffer (SAY Yon Bon-hoffer) is a global expert on infectious diseases and vaccine safety, and a thought leader on efforts to transform how medical professionals care for their patients — and themselves. His new book is “Dare to Care — How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Medical World.” Visit heartbasedmedicine.org.
Online Press Kit: DrJanBonhoeffer.OnlinePressKit247.com
Website: heartbasedmedicine.org
Contact: Anita Jakab Kovacs, [email protected]

Military Working Dog Demand Surges — But What Happens When They Retire?
Kristen Maurer
President
Mission K9 Rescue
“These dogs are essential military assets that protect both U.S. and coalition forces in all areas. They bring life-saving capability to the fight against terrorism. [Let’s ensure] they are not forgotten for their service to our country and our allies.”
Kristen Maurer is the president of Mission K9 Rescue, an animal welfare group dedicated solely to rescuing, reuniting, rehoming, repairing, and rehabilitating American working dogs. Since 2013, the group has provided a wide array of services to working dogs in an effort to offer them a comfortable and peaceful retirement. Mission K9 focuses on retrieving dogs both from overseas and national shelter situations where they are suffering without proper care or medical attention. Their work has been featured numerous times in the national media, including appearances on “America With Eric Bolling” and “Pit Bulls & Parolees.” Learn more at MissionK9Rescue.org.
Online Press Kit: MissionK9Rescue.onlinepresskit247.com
Website: MissionK9Rescue.org
Contact: Anita Jakab Kovacs, [email protected]

Virtual Dating Is Here to Stay: 8 Sexy Video Chat Games
Susan Bratton
CEO, Co-founder
Personal Life Media, Inc.
“1. Top 10 Touch: In this game, you agree to share back and forth with each other 10 ways you enjoy being touched.
2. Mirror Movement Minute: Set a timer on your phone for one minute. One person follows the other person’s movements by mirroring exactly what they do as closely as possible. Laugh as much as you can!
3. Romantic Reveal: Take your partner on a tour of the most romantic locations in your home. Explain what it is about this room, the location, the memories… that makes this the place you envision a romantic interlude. Switch.
4. Lion’s Play: In this game, you’re going to pretend you are two lions on the Serengeti separated by a magic glass wall. Flirt with your lion or lioness. How can you show your lion(ess) that you’d like to roll around with them in play? This game can easily morph into…
5. Animalistic Impersonation: Now that you’ve explored your feline side, what other animals do you admire for their ability to play and to feel good? A dolphin cavorting the waves? A snake awakening your kundalini energy? A coyote howling at the moon? Show off your best impersonation of animals showing the joy of being alive.
6. Ecstatic Dance: Put on some freeform dance music that you like. Both of you dance to it by surrendering yourself to the music. Dance long enough that you start feeling comfortable and having fun.
7. King’s/Queen’s Choice: This is an advanced game best done after a few video chat dates or sexy date game nights at home. This game requires you to be vulnerable. Take turns brainstorming ideas of things the two of you could do to have fun over video. If this is a date between lovers or potential lovers, you are welcome to make this as sexy as you think the other person would like.
8. Circling: Our final game is a technique used in personal growth groups in San Francisco. It’s a technique called ‘Circling,’ invented by Guy Sengstock, Jerry Candelaria (RIP), and a band of merry group analysis aficionados. Basically you share your body sensations with your partner. After you go, they share the body sensations they were having as you spoke and what body sensations they feel at the moment.”
Intimacy expert to millions, Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire intimacy and passion their whole life long. She is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. Susan is the best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs including “Sexual Soulmates” and “Relationship Magic.” Learn more at SusanBratton.com and The20Store.com.
Online Press Kit: susanbratton.onlinepresskit247.com
Websites:  SusanBratton.com and The20Store.com
Contact: Anita Jakab Kovacs, [email protected]

How We Can Capitalize on the Coming Hemp Economy
Mathew Harmon
Author
“Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars From Hemp”
“From farming to processing to creating new hemp-based products, the opportunity is enormous. Hemp has myriad uses, many of which are just being tapped. With the potential to grow 100 million acres in the next 50 years, I would estimate the market potential from this plant to be more than $1 trillion just in the United States.”
“Hemp historian” Matthew Harmon is a successful businessman, documentary filmmaker, and author of the new book, “Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars From Hemp.” He advocates for America to unshackle a potential $1 trillion industrial hemp economy to build a prosperous and sustainable future. Learn more at hempguide.com.
Online Press Kit: matthewharmon.onlinepresskit247.com
Website: hempguide.com
Contact: Klaudia Simon, [email protected]

3 Obstacles to Spiritual Guidance — And How to Remove Them!
Diana Cole
Spirit Translator, author
Diana Cole
“1) Fearing what you’ll find: People are often afraid to begin dialoging directly with spirit because they’re afraid of the emotions they might feel — as if going that deep will be like opening Pandora’s box. We’re taught to believe that more emotion equals more pain, but the opposite is actually true.
What to do about it: Acknowledging and allowing our feelings, letting them move through us, leads to less pain. Emotions are the language of the soul. If we welcome them, we can’t go wrong. Even emotions that arise from traumatic memories can be useful and can bring a more complex understanding of ourselves and others.
2) Doing the avoidance dance: It’s clear in our world that many of us avoid the full depth and breadth of our emotional selves. We have too many responsibilities, too many tasks, too many people needing our time and attention, too many hours already committed to other things to spend any time delving into our emotions — right? Plus, what about the fun we would rather be having? The main issue is that fear is often at the root of our avoidance. Over time, this avoidance morphs into the repetitive patterns of pain that we see all around us and sometimes in our own lives.
What to do about it: This does not need to be looked at as bad news, or as evidence that we are as flawed as we secretly feared. The repetitive patterns of pain we encounter can also be viewed as a signal that, at a deep soul level, we are seeking healing. We are seeking the freedom to move forward with our lives — freedom to grow, to succeed, to enjoy life. The patterns of pain give us clues about the lessons that we are here to learn for our own growth.
3) Telling yourself to “get over” your pain: When we blame and punish ourselves for “not getting over it already,” we miss out on opportunities for healing and growth.
What to do about it: Stop trying to push down your emotions in an attempt to move forward in a forced way. Trying to cover up our true feelings with a veneer of “happiness” or “optimism” or another emotion we do not truly feel simply exacerbates the repeating cycles of pain. Instead, simply be aware of this tendency. Believe it or not, that awareness is often all that is required as you begin to establish communication with your spirit team.
You don’t need to exert effort in any way in order to change. Awareness can be the doorway to self-compassion and self-understanding, and it can loosen the hold that fear may have on the full range of your emotions.”
Diana Cole is a spirit translator, thought leader, and author. Passionate about spirit guidance, she is committed to teaching people how to access it for themselves so they may find freedom from pain and limitation and live a life of abundance, fun, and inspiration. Diana offers her empowering tools for spirit guidance in group settings, speaking engagements, live workshops, and through her vibrant Instagram and Facebook communities. She is the author of “Spirit Translator: Seven Truths for Creating Well-Being and Connecting With Spirit” (St. Martin’s Press, August 2020) and co-author of “Pillars of Success” (August 2020) with Jack Canfield. Diana’s first children’s book, “Alina the Positive Thought Warrior,” is due to be released at the end of 2020. Learn more at DianaCole.com.
Online Press Kit: dianacole.onlinepresskit247.com
Website: DianaCole.com
Contact: Klaudia Simon, [email protected]

4 Steps to Make Calm Your New Normal
Joey Klein
International Corporate Transformation Expert
The Inner Matrix
“1) Acknowledge and be sensitive to when the feeling of stress is present, because we can’t change what we can’t see. Awareness is the first step.
2) Learn to relax your nervous system. Use the appropriate breathing and/or meditation technique to help you access a state of calm. I recommend the four-sided breath.
3) Focus on what you want to create or where you want to go, the outcomes you’re looking to fulfill.
4) Identify the actions that you can start taking toward the outcome or vision you want to create.”
Joey Klein is the founder and CEO of Inner Matrix Systems, a personal mastery training system for high achievers. He is the author of “The Inner Matrix: Leveraging the Art & Science of Personal Mastery to Create Real Life Results.” He has been interviewed by Self Magazine, INC.com, Yahoo Finance, and NBC. Klein has coached leaders from some of the world’s top companies, including IBM, Coca-Cola, and the World Health Organization. Learn more at innermatrixsystems.com and JoeyKlein.com.
Online Press Kit: JoeyKlein.onlinepresskit247.com
Websites:  JoeyKlein.com and theinnermatrix.com
Contact: Klaudia Simon, [email protected]

Two Years After the Fire: Where Is Notre-Dame Now?
Michel Picaud
President
Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris
“Despite the constraints created in the wake of the fire by the lead decontamination measures and additionally by the COVID protection measures since last year, the target is still to reopen Notre-Dame to believers and visitors before the end of 2024, even though a full restoration of the cathedral will need several more years.”
Michel Picaud is President of Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to accelerate the restoration of the iconic Paris cathedral. The group is the official public charity leading the cathedral’s international fundraising efforts for rebuilding and restoration. Visit FriendsOfNotreDameDeParis.org.
Online Press Kit: friendsofnotredamedeparis.onlinepresskit247.com
Website:  FriendsOfNotreDameDeParis.org
Contact: Klaudia Simon, [email protected]

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Topspin Consumer Partners Closes Oversubscribed Fund II at Hard Cap of $205 million

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MAMARONECK, N.Y., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Topspin Consumer Partners (“Topspin”), an operationally-driven private equity firm focused on the consumer sector, is pleased to announce the final closing of Topspin Consumer Partners II (“TCP II”) at its hard cap of $205 million. The fund was oversubscribed with strong support from existing investors combined with significant new commitments from a diverse base of new institutional limited partners including funds of funds, global asset managers and family offices.

Consistent with its predecessor fund, TCP II will seek to partner with founder-owners and top management teams to make investments of $15 million to $35 million in lower middle market growth-oriented consumer products and services companies. Topspin is focused on branded consumer “essentials” that are capturing market share within established niches and can leverage digital marketing and e-commerce platforms to drive growth. Topspin invests with founders and teams who are looking to continue the transformation of their businesses into leading middle market companies and works collaboratively with them to implement operational best practices, upgrade product development processes and capabilities, and enhance sales, distribution and marketing strategies. To date, Topspin has already closed three platform investments and three add-on investments in the new fund.

The Topspin investment team has been investing together for more than a decade and brings deep operational experience to their underwriting and value creation processes. The team is supported by a seasoned industry board of advisors and a broad network of experienced executives in various consumer segments.

“Topspin appreciates the support from the investment community that enabled this successful fundraise,” said Leigh Randall, Managing Partner of Topspin. “The strong performance of our portfolio companies during the uncertain conditions of the coronavirus pandemic was critical in maintaining and furthering investor confidence in our ability to create value in the consumer sector. Our experience and prior successes in the digital marketplace have positioned us favorably to take advantage of an accelerating trend in our industry.”

MVision Private Equity Advisers acted as the global strategic adviser to Topspin and Goodwin Procter served as legal counsel in the formation of the fund.

About Topspin Consumer Partners
Topspin Consumer Partners is a Mamaroneck, NY-based private equity firm that makes investments in established, profitable and fast-growing middle-market consumer businesses. The firm invests across a number of sub-verticals within consumer, including health & wellness, personal care/beauty, food/beverage, household goods, pet, and children’s products. The Topspin team has considerable operational expertise and collaborates with founder-owners and management teams to build businesses of varying stages and sizes. Further information on Topspin can be found at www.topspincp.com.

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Managing Partner
Topspin Consumer Partners
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Founding Partner
MVision Private Equity Advisers 
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212-616-6850

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The $365 Million Worldwide Solar Panel Recycling Industry is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 19.3% from 2020 to 2027

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DUBLIN, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Solar Panel Recycling Market 2020-2027 by Process (Mechanical, Thermal, Laser, Chemical), Panel Type (Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Thin Film), Shelf Life (Early Loss, Normal Loss), and Region: Trend Outlook and Growth Opportunity” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global solar panel recycling market will reach $365.6 million by 2027, growing by 19.3% annually over 2020-2027 driven by the growing demand for clean energy on account of environmental protection, increasing growing adoption of solar power as a renewable source of energy, and rising support of the government toward sustainable development.

This report is based on a comprehensive research of the entire global solar panel recycling market and all its sub-segments through extensively detailed classifications. Profound analysis and assessment are generated from premium primary and secondary information sources with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. The report is based on studies on 2017-2019 and provides estimate/forecast from 2020 till 2027 with 2019 as the base year.

In-depth qualitative analyses include identification and investigation of the following aspects:

  • Market Structure
  • Growth Drivers
  • Restraints and Challenges
  • Emerging Product Trends & Market Opportunities
  • Porter’s Fiver Forces

The trend and outlook of global market is forecast in optimistic, balanced, and conservative view by taking into account of COVID-19. The balanced (most likely) projection is used to quantify global solar panel recycling market in every aspect of the classification from perspectives of Process, Panel Type, Shelf Life, and Region.

Based on Process, the global market is segmented into the following sub-markets with annual revenue for 2017-2027 included in each section.

  • Mechanical Recycling
  • Thermal Recycling
  • Laser Recycling
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Other Processes

Based on Panel Type, the global market is segmented into the following sub-markets with annual revenue for 2017-2027 included in each section.

  • Monocrystalline Solar Panels
  • Polycrystalline Solar Panels
  • Thin Film Solar Panels

Based on Shelf Life, the global market is segmented into the following sub-markets with annual revenue for 2017-2027 included in each section.

  • Early Loss
  • Normal Loss

Geographically, the following regions together with the listed national/local markets are fully investigated:

  • APAC (Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, India, and Rest of APAC; Rest of APAC is further segmented into Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Philippines)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe; Rest of Europe is further segmented into Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, and Finland)
  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)
  • South America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Rest of South America)
  • MEA (UAE, Egypt, South Africa)

For each aforementioned region and country, detailed analysis and data for annual revenue are available for 2017-2027. The breakdown of all regional markets by country and split of key national markets by Process, Panel Type, and Shelf Life over the forecast years are also included.

The report also covers current competitive scenario and the predicted trend; and profiles key vendors including market leaders and important emerging players.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Market Overview and Dynamics

3 Segmentation of Global Market by Process
3.1 Market Overview by Process
3.2 Mechanical Recycling
3.3 Thermal Recycling
3.4 Laser Recycling
3.5 Chemical Recycling
3.6 Other Processes

4 Segmentation of Global Market by Panel Type
4.1 Market Overview by Panel Type
4.2 Monocrystalline Solar Panels
4.3 Polycrystalline Solar Panels
4.4 Thin Film Solar Panels

5 Segmentation of Global Market by Shelf Life
5.1 Market Overview by Shelf Life
5.2 Early Loss
5.3 Normal Loss

6 Segmentation of Global Market by Region
6.1 Geographic Market Overview 2020-2027
6.2 North America Market 2020-2027 by Country
6.2.1 Overview of North America Market
6.2.2 U.S.
6.2.3 Canada
6.2.4 Mexico
6.3 European Market 2020-2027 by Country
6.3.1 Overview of European Market
6.3.2 UK
6.3.3 France
6.3.4 Germany
6.3.5 Spain
6.3.6 Italy
6.3.7 Russia
6.3.8 Rest of European Market
6.4 Asia-Pacific Market 2020-2027 by Country
6.4.1 Overview of Asia-Pacific Market
6.4.2 China
6.4.3 Japan
6.4.4 India
6.4.5 Australia
6.4.6 South Korea
6.4.7 Rest of APAC Region
6.5 South America Market 2020-2027 by Country
6.5.1 Argentina
6.5.2 Brazil
6.5.3 Chile
6.5.4 Rest of South America Market
6.6 MEA Market 2020-2027 by Country
6.6.1 UAE
6.6.2 Egypt
6.6.3 South Africa
6.6.4 Other National Markets

7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Overview of Key Vendors
7.2 New Product Launch, Partnership, Investment, and M&A
7.3 Company Profiles

  • Canadian Solar Inc.
  • EIKI SHOJI Co. Ltd.
  • First Solar Inc.
  • Interco Trading Inc.
  • PV Cycle a.i.s.b.l.
  • Reclaim PV Recycling Pty Ltd.
  • Reiling GmbH & Co. KG
  • REMA PV System AS
  • Rinovasol GMBH
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Silcontel Ltd.
  • SunPower Corporation
  • Trina Solar Co., Ltd.
  • Yingli Energy Co. Ltd.

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Parallel’s goodblend™ Texas Launches the First CBN Cannabis Product Line for Patients Through Texas Compassionate Use Program

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“We are excited to debut yet another first-to-market cannabis product in Texas and to extend our Surterra Wellness line into the Massachusetts market with the launch of Dream +CBN. Our proprietary formulas are crafted to help qualifying patients improve their quality of sleep, which is a big contributor to overall health and well-being,” said William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Parallel. “Dream +CBN exemplifies Parallel’s emphasis on bringing patients a wide variety of innovative product formats and proprietary cannabinoid blends through our dedicated R&D team.” 

In Texas, the Dream +CBN product line comes in a 15mg dose of CBN and THC per milliliter (ml), contains a proprietary Dream terpene profile, and is infused with the cannabinoid ratio of 2 CBN : 1 THC.

“goodblend Texas is proud to be the first medical cannabis dispensary in Texas to offer a product with the rare cannabinoid CBN to qualifying patients across the Lone Star State through the Compassionate Use Program. Good quality sleep is essential to overall health and well-being, and we are excited to provide qualifying patients a high-quality alternative to sleep aids to help them feel rested and restored,” said Marcus Ruark, President of goodblend Texas.

Medical cannabis patients across Texas already registered in the program, and those interested in learning more about cannabis, can access board-certified prescribers, medical cannabis information, services, and products in the following ways:

  • The goodblend Virtual Clinic is a service in which prospective patients can schedule consultations with a board-certified prescriber through a seamless experience. To get started, visit tx.goodblend.com/clinic.
  • goodblend.com offers a wide variety of products, easy online ordering, and free contactless home delivery, often in as little as three days.
  • goodblend’s partner clinics in Plano, Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio provide registered patients a convenient way to pick up goodblend cannabis products at locations in major metropolitan areas.

The launch of the first CBN product in Texas follows the recent news that Parallel invested $25M in a new state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation, production, and retail facility in San Marcos, Texas. This financial commitment expands Parallel’s ability to meet the growing demand for medical cannabis products in Texas. The planned 63,000 square-foot facility is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the San Marcos region over the coming years. The company also recently introduced its goodblend™ retail brand, which reflects Parallel’s intent to lead the way to the future of cannabis by providing patients a trusted, consistent and seamless way to connect and learn, and to access innovative, high-quality cannabis products in a variety of formulations. The brand is about welcoming every type of customer and being an approachable source for customers’ well-being. 

About CBN

Cannabinol (CBN) was the first cannabinoid to be identified and isolated from the cannabis plant in 1899 long before the discovery of THC or CBD.  One of more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, CBN has grown in popularity lately as more customers claim its benefits for sleep. CBN is often used for its potential relaxing qualities and sedative effects when combined with THC. Like all cannabinoids, its effect is generated from the interactions between our endocannabinoid system and its receptors. CBN binds to both endocannabinoid and GABA receptors in the body, neurotransmitters that are crucial to the body’s natural sleep cycle. When THC is combined with CBN and other cannabinoids, effects and benefits are amplified.

About Surterra Wellness Dream + CBN

Surterra Wellness is a line of products designed to help people start living their best lives. It began as a Florida-only cannabis brand and is now offered in a number of product formats in Texas and as the Dream +CBN product in Massachusetts. 

In Texas, pricing and additional details on Surterra Wellness Dream +CBN (2 CBN : 1 THC), (available to order starting June 22) can be found at tx.goodblend.com.

In Massachusetts, the Surterra Wellness Dream +CBN 15 ml tincture oil blends a ratio of 1 CBN : 2 THC, and is sold exclusively through NETA retail stores to both medical and adult customers. Pricing and additional details can be found at netacare.org.

About Parallel

Parallel is one of the largest privately-held, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis companies in the United States with a mission to pioneer well-being and improve the quality of life through cannabinoids. Parallel recently announced that it intends to become a public company through a definitive business combination agreement with Ceres Acquisition Corp. (“Ceres”), a special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC). Parallel has ongoing operations in four medical and adult-use markets under the retail brands of Surterra Wellness in Florida; goodblend in Texas; New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Massachusetts, and The Apothecary Shoppe in Nevada. Parallel also has a license under its goodblend Pennsylvania brand for vertically integrated operations and up to six retail locations, in addition to a medical cannabis research partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Subject to regulatory approval, Parallel will add Illinois as a sixth market when its recently announced acquisition of six Windy City Cannabis licenses is complete. Parallel has a diverse portfolio of high quality, proprietary and licensed consumer brands and products including Surterra Wellness, Coral Reefer, Float and Heights. Parallel operates approximately 50 locations nationwide, including 42 retail stores, and cultivation and manufacturing sites. Through its wholly-owned Parallel Biosciences subsidiary, it conducts advanced cannabis science and R&D for new product development in its facilities in Massachusetts, Florida, Texas and a facility in Budapest, Hungary through an exclusive license and partnership. Parallel follows rigorous operations and business practices to ensure the quality, safety, consistency, and efficacy of its products and is building its business by following strong values and putting the well-being of its customers and employees first. Find more information at www.liveparallel.com, or on Instagram and LinkedIn

For more information on goodblend Texas and its products, access  tx.goodblend.com and www.facebook.com/goodblendtx

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Certain information in this communication contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and U.S. securities law (referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which include, but are not limited to, statements related to activities, events or developments that Parallel expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, statements related to Parallel’s business strategy objectives and goals, and Parallel’s management’s assessment of future plans and operations which are based on current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “anticipate”, ‘believe”, expect “, “intend”, “potential “, “estimate”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “plans”, “planned”, “forecasts”, “goals” and similar expressions or the negatives thereof. Such statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on Parallel’s management’s belief or interpretation of information currently available. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Forward-looking statements in this communication includes statements regarding the product launch, Parallel’s business plans in Texas, the effects of Parallel’s products on its customers and Parallel’s business strategy. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of factors and assumptions made by management and considered reasonable at the time such information is provided, and forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. 

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Adverty launches In-Play™ and In-Menu™ ads in Magic Finger 3D and World Hockey Manager 2021

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STOCKHOLM, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading in-game advertising specialist, Adverty AB (publ), today announces two new games launching in its network, which will include Adverty’s seamless In-Play™ and In-Menu™ formats for both branding and performance advertising to global audiences.

First out is Magic Finger 3D from Lucky Kat Studios. With an amazing seamless integration of Adverty’s In-Play™ ads which include billboards as well as ads players can interact with, Magic Finger 3D also introduces Adverty’s Seamless In-Menu™ format.

“This combination of In-Play™ branding and In-Menu™ performance advertising is something the industry has been eagerly awaiting. The combination of performance advertising with strong branding leads to a powerful multiplier effect,” says Adverty CEO, Tobias Knutsson.

Herdjie Zhou, CEO of Lucky Kat Studios, adds: “We are delighted to launch In-Play™ and In-Menu™ in Magic Finger 3D – our most successful game to date, which recently surpassed 20 million downloads. With the additional and incremental revenue we have seen a solid increase in Average Revenue Per Daily Active User (ARPDAU) without any downside to player engagement.”

Magic Finger 3D gameplay video footage: https://youtu.be/WwTGW9OiA9A

Based in The Hague, The Netherlands Lucky Kat Studios produces and publishes casual games with a pop culture twist. In addition to its recent chart-topper Magic Finger 3D, Lucky Kat is also the creator of cult hits such as Road Crash, Nom Plant and Ice Cream Roll.

In addition, Gold Town Games (GTG)’s World Hockey Manager 2021 has now gone live with its first In-Play™ ads and has since decided to add more integrations. As of today, the leading ice hockey manager simulation game has added both a new In-Play™ integration as well as clickable In-Menu™ units that appear organically during breaks in the game.

Thomas Jonasson from Gold Town Games explains: “World Hockey Manager 2021 has a very well-defined audience with over 80% of players being male and aged 20-45; concentrated in countries where Ice Hockey is a popular sport. We believe that the addition of In-Menu™ adds to further support and enhance the value of the In-Play™ ads we are already leveraging will make our game very attractive to advertisers looking to reach our target audience.”

Thorbjörn Warin, Chief Supply Officer at Adverty, says: “We are thrilled to bring Adverty’s unique, seamless and unobtrusive ad offering to wider audiences. We are seeing a strong and increasing demand for advertising opportunities within the gaming vertical. In-game advertising is expected to see tremendous growth in the coming years, as more advertisers add gaming to their media mix and game publishers start using these new monetisation solutions.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Magic Finger 3D and World Hockey Manager 2021 to the world of seamless in-game advertising and we look forward to long and mutually beneficial relationships with Gold Town Games and Lucky Kat Studios. I am super excited to see the effects of this killer combination being delivered to such a large audience,” adds Tobias Knutsson.

This news follows Adverty’s recent partnerships with InMobi and Verizon Media, which enable a wide range of partners and advertisers to access Adverty’s in-game ad inventory, in order to reach wide audiences within gaming, maximise brand exposure and publisher monetisation.

Links to download iOS and Android versions for both games are available at:

Apple App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/app/magic-finger-3d/id1536745952
https://apps.apple.com/app/world-hockey-manager-2021/id1167490395

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ASmallGame.themagicfinger
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goldtowngames.worldhockeymanager

For further information, please contact:

Anders Rössel, CFO
Phone: +46 70 867 00 20
E-mail: [email protected]

This information is information that Adverty AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided, through the contact of the above contact person, for publication on the 16th of June 2021.

Corpura Fondkommission AB, phone +46 (0)722 52 34 51, act as certified advisor/mentor for the company at NGM Nordic SME.

About Adverty 

Adverty, the leading in-game advertising platform, delivers seamless In-Play™ and In-Menu™ ads to connect brands and people through its revolutionary and patented technology built for games. The platform offers true in-game ad inventory at scale and allows content creators to monetise the complete experience with unobtrusive, easy-to-integrate, immersive ads. Founded in 2016, Adverty has offices in Stockholm, London, New York, Madrid, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Lviv and works with advertisers, agencies and developers to unlock audiences and gaming revenue streams. More information at www.adverty.com.

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