EMTECH Launches as the Fintech of Modern Central Banking Innovation


NEW YORK – Today EMTECH announced its pilot-ready innovation and regulatory compliance platform, the Modern Central Bank Sandbox™, targeting central banks looking to streamline regulatory reviews, collaborate with innovators on emerging technology, or safely test their Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). With the Modern Central Bank Sandbox™ EMTECH empowers central banks to overcome systemic challenges that currently exist within financial services (Exclusion, KYC, SME Lending, Cross-Border Payments, AML/Fraud), and to innovate safely, while providing effective oversight, and accelerating time to market for innovative financial products. EMTECH is actively working with the Central Bank of the Bahamas on the release of its Digital Sand Dollar currency.

Central banks today hold $9 Trillion in paper cash. In digitizing paper currency with CBDC, central banks create unprecedented liquidity that benefits small businesses and individuals while maintaining the central bank money as the anchor of a robust and competitive financial sector. By providing the infrastructure for digital cash, EMTECH provides central banks an action-ready toolset for new and inclusive monetary policy, and the guardrails for efficient transfer of an estimated $90 Trillion in cash payments.

“By enabling central banks to deploy the EMTECH Modern Central Bank Sandbox™, we help regulators leapfrog existing regulatory frameworks and systems, and adopt an innovation mindset as well as an innovation toolset,” said EMTECH CEO and co-founder Carmelle Cadet. “Our ability to help the leaders at central banks operationalize monetary and economic policy promotes multi-stakeholder collaboration and innovation, such as exposing CBDC Test APIs for industry testing. This is why EMTECH is the Fintech of Modern Central Banking,” Cadet said. Cadet is a former IBM Corporation Business Executive with experience in enterprise software, blockchain and global fintech innovation.

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) could change all financial relationships, according to the latest Deutsche Bank Wealth Management CIO report from Sept. 2020. Increased transaction speed, security and transparency, and more effective monetary policy are key benefits of CBDC, according to Deutsche Bank. EMTECH’s announcement today offers an actionable solution for secure and phased implementation of such initiatives worldwide. The firm is currently engaged with several central banks, and working with the leading cloud provider Microsoft, to deploy pilots in the coming months.

“Microsoft Azure is a key enabler of the digital transformation journey of customers all over the world. We look forward to helping EMTECH on its global mission to enable accelerated central bank digital innovation, harnessed on Microsoft’s highly secure, compliant and scalable Azure platform,” said Chris Lwanga, Principal Director, Microsoft Corporation.

The EMTECH leadership and founding team also includes D. R. Maurice, a finance industry regulator with an extensive portfolio of risk management duties, and who served at the Federal Reserve, The U.S Treasury Department, and as an advisor to central banks in emerging and transitional markets. EMTECH Chief Technology Officer Evgeni Mitkov is a veteran of Wallet Street, who brings extensive payments, FX and capital markets expertise, and has built, scaled, and sold two high frequency trading platforms.

Learn more at www.futuremtech.com

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New Book ‘On with the Butter!’ Inspires Elderly to Keep Moving, Keep Doing, & Keep Living

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 12, 2020 – Award winning author Heidi Herman’s new book ‘On with the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life’ provides a practical how-to guide for readers to follow to add vitality to their own lives. With this book, Heidi Herman hopes to help seniors and elderly to Keep Moving, Keep Doing, Keep Living – even during a pandemic. Many of the items offered are things that can be done in safe socially-distant ways and still provide mental and physical benefits.

“Herman’s inspiring work offers a fresh perspective on living well at any age.” – RECOMMENDED by the US Review

“A sunny self-help guide that aims to reveal the secret to an active and exuberant lifestyle.”– Kirkus Review

On with the Butter! recently won the 2020 IAN Book of the Year Awards as a finalist in the “Self-Help/How-To” category.

What makes Heidi’s new book unique is her inspiration and – in 2018, her 93-year old mother, Ieda, undertook a challenge to have 93 new experiences before her 94th birthday to prove you’re never too old for something new. After Heidi helped her Icelandic mom with that year’s adventure, they were working on turning the experience into a book when Ieda passed away. Heidi finished her mother’s photo journal of experiences but was inspired to go one step further and inspire others to live life with that same vitality. Heidi herself learned to be what she calls a ‘life adventurer’ and her new book “On With the Butter!” provides insight for readers to add vitality to their own life. It also incorporates her Icelandic heritage and the unique Scandinavian life philosophies.

If you’re looking for new ways to add zest to your life or have free time in retirement, this book offers a wide variety of activities and challenges, along with inspiring and heartwarming stories. Discover ways to explore, play, take, chances, try new things, make a difference, and have more fun in life. You’re the activities director, and On with the Butter! is your guidebook.

Keep moving, keep doing, and keep spreading more living onto everyday life. After all, everything’s better with butter.

On with the Butter is available for sale on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Butter-Spread-More-Living-Everyday…). Heidi Herman is available for media interviews. For more information or to request an interview with Heidi Herman, please contact Kelsey at Book Publicity Services (https://bookpublicityservices.com/on-with-the-butter-heid…) at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (805) 807-9027.

To learn more, go to www.heidihermanauthor.com

FedEx to Ship First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport its first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines.

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx Express will begin transport of the vaccine using its FedEx Priority Overnight® service supported by FedEx Priority Alert® advanced monitoring. After months of preparation and close planning with Pfizer, other healthcare companies, and federal and state officials, the first COVID-19 vaccines will move to dosing centers in the United States. Vaccine distribution will be balanced among major cargo carriers, and FedEx is working closely with healthcare customers to prepare for additional vaccine shipments and transportation of critical vaccine-related supplies.

The FedEx network is well-positioned to handle COVID-19 vaccine shipments around the world with temperature-control solutions, near real-time monitoring capabilities and a dedicated healthcare team to support the express transportation of vaccines and bioscience shipments.

“This is among the most important work in the history of our company, and we’re honored to be a part of the effort to help end this pandemic,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corp. “I am immensely proud of our dedicated team members who continue to go above and beyond to help ensure the safe movement of these critical COVID-19 vaccines, especially during our busiest holiday shipping season to date. This is who we are and what we do at FedEx.”

Transportation of COVID-19 vaccines is the next phase of ongoing FedEx efforts to support pandemic relief around the world. FedEx has a long history of supporting relief efforts when disasters strike, using its network and expertise to deliver for good.

“We are one of the few companies with the global network and capabilities to keep critical supply chains moving during this unprecedented time,” said Don Colleran, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Express. “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FedEx has delivered more than 55 kilotons of personal protective equipment, including more than two billion face masks, and more than 9,600 humanitarian aid shipments around the globe.”

To help reach underserved communities with the COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx has committed $4 million in cash and in-kind transportation support to several nonprofits serving communities in the U.S. and around the world. These include Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International.

“Time-definite express transportation of critical shipments is exactly what our FedEx Express network was built to do when it launched in 1973,” said Richard W. Smith, regional president of the Americas and executive vice president of global support, FedEx Express. “Almost five decades later, we are proving true to our founding mission by delivering critical COVID-19 vaccines.”

“This is a historic moment and represents a monumental feat for vaccine development and expedient deployment,” said Mike McDermott, president, Pfizer Global Supply. “Outstanding logistics is critical to get our products to those who need them across the country, and we’re happy to partner with FedEx in this historic effort to save lives and put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

About the technology:

At FedEx, the information about the package is as important as the package itself as it moves through the network. FedEx SenseAware ID, a Bluetooth low-energy sensor device, will be affixed to vaccine shipments, helping to ensure these temperature-sensitive deliveries move swiftly and safely through the FedEx Express U.S. network with FedEx Priority Overnight service. From origin to destination, dedicated FedEx Priority Alert customer support agents are using SenseAware monitoring technology to track the location of vaccine shipments in near real-time. This technology is complemented by the FedEx Surround platform, which leverages artificial intelligence and predictive tools to proactively monitor conditions surrounding the packages, allowing customer support agents to intervene if weather or traffic delays threaten to impede delivery times.

Quick stats about the FedEx network:

  • Built over 47 years, the FedEx network consists of more than 5,000 facilities, more than 670 aircraft, more than 180,000 vehicles, and – most importantly – nearly 600,000 dedicated team members worldwide.
  • At present, FedEx Express operates nearly 32,000 flights per month, and roughly half are missions flown by widebody aircraft.
  • FedEx Express has more than 90 cold chain facilities across five continents with plans to open additional facilities in coming years.
  • To the extent vaccine shipments may require the use of dry ice, FedEx Express is capable of safely handling those volumes. FedEx Express transports approximately 500,000 dry ice shipments a month.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $71 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 600,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

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FedEx Media Relations

Announcing the Launch of Kasan Law

Chicago, IL, December 10, 2020 – Khalid Hasan has officially launched Kasan Law, a boutique law firm that represents clients in personal injury matters, including vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death. In addition, Kasan Law provides legal services to businesses and individuals in the areas of civil litigation and real estate law. The law firm is located at 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Kasan Law
Kasan Law

Khalid Hasan expressed enthusiasm about the launch, stating, “It is truly an honor to announce the opening of Kasan Law. And I would like to express my gratitude to everyone that has supported me in this endeavor, including the talented lawyers that provided me with guidance and mentorship. My dream of starting a law firm could not be possible without the overwhelming support. I’m excited and looking forward to the future.”

Khalid earned his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Arizona. After graduation, he practiced in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Last year, as a second chair and alongside Katherine Cárdenas, he successfully secured a $2.5 million jury verdict for a client that was sexually abused by her kindergarten teacher.

You can learn more about Kasan Law at LawKasan.com.

About Kasan Law: Based in the Chicago-Loop, Kasan Law is a boutique law firm that provides personalized legal services and takes pride in forming professional relationships based on trust and dependability. Kasan Law represents individuals and businesses in various civil litigation and transactional matters, including personal injury, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and real estate.

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Respecta Rent A Car Montenegro Launches New Website to Improve Clients Experience and Add New Functionalities

Respecta Car is the leading car rental service in Montenegro with 10 years of experience. As a leading service, the company decided to launch a new website to improve the client’s experience and simplifying the process of renting.

The new website offers users a chance to book a car in three main steps. Easily in just 5 min. All you have to do is select the car you want to drive and the dates you desire the rental, and to add special addons if you prefer. Respecta Rent A Car Montenegro handles the rest.

The new Respecta Car website has been designed to help viewers find exactly what they want in an economy car rental. Cars can be viewed by model or passenger capacity. You can also select a vehicle by brand name.

The website is very easy to use, and the information has been designed to provide customers with a transparent view of any costs associated with renting a vehicle.

Respecta Car has one of the newest and most distinct fleets of the car in Montenegro, sports, economy, vans, and hard-to-find vehicles in Montenegro. The Respecta fleet consists of new models of brands like Toyota, Hyundai, Opel, and Renault.

A spokesperson from Respecta Car: „We launched a new website design for a purpose, to simplify the booking process and improve the user experience for our clients across the worlds. As a leader in the car rental industry, we aim to deliver the highest possible standards to existing and new clients.“

The Respecta Car offers:

  • Unlimited mileage – When renting our vehicles, there is no limit to the number of kilometers you can cross during your trip.
  • New vehicles – Our fleet consists of safe and new vehicles. Different vehicle categories are at your disposal for each of your car rentals.
  • Support 24/7 – With us, you get secure support 24/7 in case of any problems. At the same time, you can always get advice and consultation that is related to any detail of your trip.
  • No hidden costs – Transparently we present all the elements of the lease. In this way, there are no hidden costs that can be subsequently calculated.

About Respecta Car

Respecta is the leading car rental service in Montenegro. Offers you car rentals in entire Montenegro, with a large selection of affordable cars and affordable rental prices. Respecta has an available agent at all airports in Montenegro.

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Pera Cetkovica 10
81000 Podgorica
+382 69 457 564

Temas Resources Announces Closing of $2.6 Million Flow-Through Financing at $1.00 per Share

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Temas Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “Temas Resources”, CSE: TMAS, OTCQB: TMASF), a publicly traded company focused on the advancement of mineral independence within stable, mining-friendly jurisdictions, announced today it has closed a private placement of 2,625,000 flow-through common shares (the “Shares”) at a price of $1.00 per Share for gross proceeds $2.625 million.

Laurentian Bank Securities Inc.
Laurentian Bank Securities Inc.

“Laurentian Bank Securities Inc.’ support of Temas Resources in the closing of this private placement at such a significant premium to the current share price confirms to us the market’s confidence in our company’s direction,” said Michael Dehn, CEO. “This $2.625 million financing is invaluable early-stage reinforcement of Temas Resources’ ability to achieve critical mining exploration objectives and execute on the vision and strategy we’ve put forth to date.”

The Private Placement is for an aggregate amount of CAD$2.625 million priced at $1.00 per Share. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds for mining exploration purposes in the province of Québec within 24 months.

“This Private Placement through Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. adds additional certainty to Temas Resources’ current corporate trajectory. The consistent support we’re beginning to see from financial institutions is allowing Temas Resources to continue to accelerate its rate of development,” Michael Dehn continued. “We appreciate the vote of confidence shown in the Private Placement market valuation of $1.00 per share, affirming we are taking Temas Resources’ leadership, mission, and ongoing operations in the right direction.”

Temas Resources has paid Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. (“Laurentian Bank”) a cash finder’s fee in an amount equal to 7% of the gross proceeds of the Private Placement. In addition, Temas Resources has issued non-transferable share purchase warrants priced at $1.00 equal to 7% of the aggregate number of Shares purchased to Laurentian Bank.

About Laurentian Bank Securities Inc.

Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. is an integrated full-service investment dealer, focusing on six lines of business. The well-respected Institutional fixed income division has a strong presence in Government and Corporate underwritings, as well as in secondary markets. In addition, the Institutional equity division focuses on serving clients through research, trading and investment banking in the small capitalization sector. The fast-growing Retail division and Discount Brokerage division currently serve clients through 13 offices in Québec. Furthermore, as a carrying broker, LBS provides complete back office support to a wide range of customers. LBS also offers the Immigrant Investors program. In the institutional market as in the retail market, Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. places above all, its expertise, experience, and sense of innovation to ensure its position and bring added-value to all of its activities.

About Temas Resources

Temas Resources Corp. (“Temas Resources“) (CSE: TMAS) (OTCQB: TMASF) is responding to the growing global demand for iron ore and two strategically important minerals — titanium and vanadium — deemed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as critical to U.S. national security and the economy. Temas Resources properties are located in the stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction of Quebec (Canada) bordering Vermont, Maine, and New York State (U.S.) in an area known as the Grenville Geological Province. The Grenville Geological Province is home to Lac Tio, the largest solid ilmenite deposit in the world. As a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of iron, titanium, and vanadium properties, Temas Resources has focused its efforts on advancing two major projects in the Grenville Geological Province area. The Company’s first project, the DAB Property, consists of an option for 100% interest on 128 contiguous mineral claims which covers 6,813 hectares (68.14 km²) within the Grenville Geological Province. At the Company’s flagship La Blache Property, Temas has 100% ownership of 48 semi-contiguous mineral claims which cover 2,653 hectares (26.53 km²) within the Grenville Geological Province. All public filings for the Company can be found on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com. For more information about the Company, please visit www.temasresources.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Temas Resources Corp.,
“Kyler Hardy”

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes certain “Forward‐Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward‐looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target”, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “would”, “could”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions, identify forward‐looking statements or information.

Forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information relating to any future mineral production, liquidity, enhanced value and capital markets profile of Temas Resources, future growth potential for Temas Resources and its business, and future exploration plans are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, estimates, expectations, analyses and opinions, which are based on management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management believes are relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, but which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the price of iron, titanium, vanadium and other metals; no escalation in the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; costs of exploration and development; the estimated costs of development of exploration projects; Temas Resources’ ability to operate in a safe and effective manner and its ability to obtain financing on reasonable terms.

These statements reflect Temas Resources’ respective current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of other assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward‐looking statements or forward-looking information and Temas Resources has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: the Company’s dependence on one mineral project; precious metals price volatility; risks associated with the conduct of the Company’s mining activities in Quebec; regulatory, consent or permitting delays; risks relating to reliance on the Company’s management team and outside contractors; risks regarding mineral resources and reserves; the Company’s inability to obtain insurance to cover all risks, on a commercially reasonable basis or at all; currency fluctuations; risks regarding the failure to generate sufficient cash flow from operations; risks relating to project financing and equity issuances; risks and unknowns inherent in all mining projects, including the inaccuracy of reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries and capital and operating costs of such projects; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; laws and regulations governing the environment, health and safety; the ability of the communities in which the Company operates to manage and cope with the implications of COVID-19; the economic and financial implications of COVID-19 to the Company; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations, labour unrest or unavailability; the Company’s interactions with surrounding communities and artisanal miners; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; stock market volatility; conflicts of interest among certain directors and officers; lack of liquidity for shareholders of the Company; litigation risk; and the factors identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in Temas Resources’ management discussion and analysis. Readers are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward‐looking statements or forward-looking information. Although Temas Resources has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. Temas Resources does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward‐looking statements or forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.


Nick Spencer, Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (604) 332-0902
Email: ir@temasresources.com

Multifamily Industry Vet Jeff Goldshine Launches Real Estate Consulting Firm

DUMFRIES, Va. – Dec. 8, 2020 – Real estate industry veteran Jeff Goldshine today announced the launch of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC offering multifamily owners, property management companies and developers’ insight coupled with an actionable menu of services and strategies designed for data driven decision making to enhance the operational performance of people, properties and organization.

Jeff Goldshine
Jeff Goldshine

This is accomplished with a comprehensive focus evaluating and addressing all business facets designed to maximize financial performance, NOI and the value of the assets owned and managed.

“Our partnership will better position our clients for managing the fast-paced changes taking place across the industry,” noted Goldshine.

Having managed over 70,000 apartment units in his long career, Goldshine partners with clients to help them adapt, thrive, and seize new opportunities in a highly competitive marketplace. Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC assists small and medium size organizations in navigating an evolving business environment, recently characterized by significant disruption.

Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC takes an inclusive approach for Performance Improvement. We provide owners, managers, and developers our best-in-class practices in strategy, organizational efficiency, marketing, sales, risk management, capital-expenditure optimization, procurement, and resident experience.

The recommendations are combined with a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses and Threats) to recognize the nuances and individuality of each assignment.

Goldshine has been a featured speaker, moderator and panelist on property management issues including, proactive and forward-thinking management, problem solving, human resource positive communication, product management and revenue management at multifamily industry conferences. As an operator he has pioneered the use of call center technology, resident background screening and a branded approach to marketing and advertising.

With close to 45 years of industry experience, Goldshine Management Consulting’s principal is adept at providing clients with timely and actionable data, along with strong communication to improve and expedite decision-making in an extremely driven real estate sector including operations and property management.

“Access to strategy and ideas shouldn’t be dependent on size and capital. I’m looking forward to empowering small and medium multifamily operators to smoothly and transparently monetize our recommendations and concepts,” Goldshine added. “Our practice has been introduced to meet the myriad of needs on the part of these owners and investors, as well as users of multifamily real estate.”

One of the most valuable and unique aspects of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is our ability to help clients manage monthly financials with laser concentration on areas to prioritize and trending of key categories.

Goldshine holds a B.A. degree in political science from George Washington University (1974) and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

For more information  please call (240) 426-2605 or visit www.goldshineconsulting.com.

Mike Bonts PR
Jacksonville, FL 32205

ABP Publishing, an International Audiobook Publishing House, Increased Sales 50% in the European Market

BERLIN – ABP Publishing shows itself to be a fast-growing multilingual platform with a large catalog of audio bestsellers, which is regularly updated even in a lockdown situation. The company has achieved significant success in the German, French and Italian audiobook markets and strengthen positions in the field of useful audio reading.

ABP Publishing has begun to explore a new market and release world book masterpieces for the Japanese audience. As for other countries, the company pays particular attention to the edition of books for listeners from Germany, Switzerland and Austria and sounds books in their original language. So, books about family, parenting and relationships by the German authors Katharina Saalfrank («Kindheit ohne Strafen») and Susanne Mierau («Mutter sein») are now available in audio format. Besides, ABP Publishing is preparing to release an audiobook-biography of the famous German actor «Jan Fedder — Unsterblich: Die autorisierte Biografie».

In addition to the sales report, the company remains true to its mission: publishing useful and wise books to unleash the potential of thousands of people all around the world. Listening to the needs of the audience, the company carefully selects books in the catalog and publishes really worthwhile audiobooks and authors — the world expert in the field of psychology of success Brian Tracy, the American businessman, investor, and writer Robert Kiyosaki, the Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker Malcolm Gladwell, the American author, coach, motivational speaker Tony Robbins and others.

ABP Publishing continues to achieve its goalpopularize the culture of audio reading and make a significant contribution to the release of audio masterpieces on the international market.


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+ 7 (917) 528-64-80

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Adopts RingCentral Office to Support Remote Work

BELMONT, Calif. – RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced that Pinnacle Renewable Energy (TSX: PL), an industrial wood pellet manufacturer and distributor, has adopted RingCentral Office®, a unified communications solution that includes team messaging, video meetings and a cloud phone system to enable a sustainable, employee-centric remote working environment for today and the future.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets. The company produces sustainable fuel for renewable electricity generation, delivering a greener alternative for large-scale thermal power generators. With multiple remote locations across the U.S. and Canada, Pinnacle needed a communications platform that is flexible, reliable and available regardless of the limitations in phone services at its geographical locations. With the result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the need to adopt a work from anywhere environment enhanced the necessity further. With RingCentral’s unified communications capabilities, Pinnacle was able to modernize their business communications infrastructure and maintain a high level of productivity among employees.

“When we shifted to a complete remote work environment, we were able to seamlessly transition from our old legacy on-premise phone system to RingCentral with zero interruption to employee productivity,” said Neil Lertnamvongwan, Information Technology Director at Pinnacle. “We’ve also cut our communications systems costs by nearly 40 percent with the mobile-first unified communications solution. The ability to make voice and video calls from anywhere, on any device and easily switch modes has allowed us to operate more efficiently than ever before. Simultaneously, we’ve been able to reduce waste by eliminating our desktop phones, which delivers on our mission of continued sustainability.”

Key benefits to Pinnacle of switching to RingCentral include:

  • Multimodal communications: Each Pinnacle employee has access to full unified communications capabilities including team messaging, video meetings and phone calls.
  • Open Platform: Enables Pinnacle to integrate communications with other enterprise cloud solutions for greater productivity.
  • Simplified Administration: New Employees and locations can be onboarded immediately as soon as the need arises.
  • Team Engagement: With RingCentral Video, Pinnacle can host everything from customer meetings, team-huddles, corporate announcements to lunch-and-learns with more widespread engagement than ever before.
  • Cost Savings: With RingCentral’s mobile-first cloud solution, Pinnacle has cut their communications solutions bill nearly in half.
  • Sustainability: Deploying RingCentral has helped Pinnacle operate more nimbly and productively with a smaller environmental footprint. Operations have become more efficient through reduced overhead expense and removal of underutilized and inefficient hardware, creating a workplace where employees can live their values.

“We’re proud to work with Pinnacle to build their workplace of the future, balancing employee productivity and their deep commitment to sustainability,” said Will Moxley, chief product officer at RingCentral. “We’re inspired by the success Pinnacle has achieved, especially during these uncertain times. It speaks to our core mission of delivering a seamless communications experience for our customers, as they navigate the new norm of working from anywhere.”

About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud Message Video Phone™ (MVP™), customer engagement, and contact center solutions for businesses worldwide. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

© 2020 RingCentral, Inc. All rights reserved. RingCentral, RingCentral Office, RingCentral Video, Message Video Phone, MVP and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

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Atlanta nonprofit LHTYF and WalMart Team Up for 10th Anniversary Gala

ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2020 — Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) announced the 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala on Saturday, December 5th at the Holidays Event Center in Stone Mountain, GA just outside of Atlanta. The event marks the organization’s tenth year serving the Atlanta community while educating children on healthy lifestyle habits to help them avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension. WalMart teamed up with LHTYF to sponsor this extraordinary occasion.

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation will honor local professionals who exemplify outstanding career achievement and philanthropy as well as award Atlanta area high school students with $1000 book scholarships for college. The 2020 Pinnacle Award honorees are: Dr. Sakia Franklin-Jones of Atlanta Public Schools, Kelli Stewart of the L.E.A.D. organization, Dr. Debbie Wallace of Emory University and 360 Health Broadcasting Network and Chef Rafih and Rita Benjelloun of Imperial Fez Restaurant.

“We are thrilled to honor such outstanding leaders and philanthropists doing extraordinary work in the community as well as give $1000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors for college,” said Lori A. Manns, founder and president of LHTYF, Inc.

Sponsors of the gala include: Walmart, Publix, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clover Health and Southern Barter Club. The 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala will feature a gourmet dinner buffet  by Bridge Catering and exciting program with live entertainment. The evening will be hosted by mistress of ceremonies, Twanda Black of WPGN Radio and special guests: Teresa Hardy of NAACP-Dekalb County and Juandolyn Stokes of WAOK  Radio.  The gala will feature live entertainment provided by jazz recording artist and saxophonist, Richard Shaw Jr. The live auction including family vacations, exquisite art and more, will be facilitated by media personality and Marissa Daniel. Tickets and donations for the 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala may be purchased on-line at https://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org

To make a tax-deductible donation or obtain more information, please visit the organization’s website. Media interested in covering the event should call the LHTYF team at (800) 551-3775.

About Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

LHTYF was established in 2010 to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness. LHTYF exists to educate children on healthy lifestyle habits so they are more likely to avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension.  http://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.
1270 Caroline Street, Suite D120-307
Atlanta, GA 30307
LaTanya O’Kelly
(800) 551-3775