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WFXT Boston 25 Announces Robert Cuddi as Boston's 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

01 01 1970

Cuddi joined the New England Aquarium's field-based volunteer program - the live blue™ Service Corps - in 2015 and has since been among the organization's most active stewardship volunteers. Cuddi has dedicated hundreds of hours toward conservation efforts in and around Boston. He's educated visitors at the Aquarium, assisted cold-stunned sea turtles at the Aquarium's Rescue and Rehab center, led volunteer cleanups at Revere Beach, worked with the Boston Water and Sewer Commission to label storm drains to protect them from dumping and much more. Cuddi's projects improve the local environment and build connections between people and their natural surroundings. The two runners-up will each receive $5,000 for their nonprofits of choice. Neil Santos selected Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association (PLIA) as his nonprofit of choice; Caleb Blankenship chose Friends of the Blue Hills. ...

VY Esports Raises Seed Round Funding Led By Raine Ventures To Launch Esports Content And Services Platform

01 01 1970

"Esports remains a largely untapped market for brands due to fragmentation and lack of structure across the many events and titles in the industry," said Oleg Butenko, CEO and founder of VY Esports. "Our goal is to bring non-endemic brands and media companies into esports by aggregating the inventory around existing events and by creating branded content linking separate events together. Given their respective experience and reach in the worlds of sports, media and technology, Raine, Courtside and Elysian Park are important partners and we are excited to work with them and leverage their expertise to grow the business." "The VY Esports platform will create new opportunities for marketers to tap into the highly engaged and growing global esports audience at much greater scale, while also helping event organizers better monetize their tournaments," said Blair Ford, Venture Partner of Raine Ventures. "Oleg has an impressive history...

Vislink Receives Orders Worth Over $600,000 For HD Airborne Video Downlink Systems

01 01 1970

SARASOTA, Fla., May 10, 2017 -- xG® Technology, Inc. ("xG") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its Vislink business has received orders valued at over $600,000 for HD airborne video downlink systems from county law enforcement agencies located in California and Florida. Vislink HD airborne video downlink systems deliver live pictures and seamless video streams obtained from helicopters and other aircraft to command and control assets on the ground. The equipment covered by the orders include an integrated suite of downlink transmitters, antennas, diversity receivers, handheld receivers and media servers. The components are designed to capture and share real-time, high-definition video for display at Emergency Operation Centers, mobile command units and directly to smartphones via cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Vislink...

Visit Temecula Valley Announces Live Entertainment All Summer Long in...

01 01 1970

Temecula Valley, CA April 20, 2017 Celebrate the summer with headline concerts, live music, and Shakespeare in the Vines, to vineyard picnicking, extraordinary dining and delicious wines amidst Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s lush vineyards, charming Old Town Temecula, and exciting Pechanga Resort & Casino. Weekdays are ideal for leisure wine tasting and chance conversations with winemakers and winery owners. Temecula Valley hotels and resorts offer tempting weeknight room rates. The casual, picturesque Temecula Valley getaway and vacation destination is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs, and within 90 minutes of Los Angeles. Summer memory making begins by securing tickets for Sunday and Friday concerts at Temecula Valley winery venues and at Pechanga Theater. The Summerfest concert series returns with even more music to choose from, including Earth, Wind, & Fire; Alice Cooper; Gary Valenciano; America;...

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa to Break Ground in Roseville

01 01 1970

VillaSport is the perfect amenity for Roseville Roseville, CA, September 15, 2017 VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, the Bay Area’s resort-style athletic club developer, is breaking ground in Roseville on a 7.5-acre parcel located on Conference Center Drive next to Westfield Galleria and situated between Highway 65 and Roseville Parkway. Based in San Rafael, CA, VillaSport has initiated a major expansion effort and continues to seek new locations in Northern California. A new VillaSport in San Jose is slated to open late November, followed by additional facilities in Redwood City and Mountain View. In July, the company opened a fourth location in Cypress, TX. Existing clubs are located in the Portland, Colorado Springs, and Houston markets. “We are thrilled to start construction on our sixth facility and we look forward becoming part of the Roseville community. We have received our grading permit and are moving forward immediately,” said Joseph Syufy, VillaSport...

Victor Muro Inducted Into National Life Hall of Fame

01 01 1970

Montpelier, Vermont May 05, 2017 General Agent Victor Muro was inducted into the National Life Agent Hall of Fame. Muro, who is one of the General Agents of National Life Group’s agency that covers New York City, New Jersey, California and Florida, was presented with a special jacket symbolizing his inclusion in the exclusive group at the company’s annual President’s Club meeting in Naples, Florida. “Victor is just the 15th inductee into our Hall of Fame in the 168-year history of National Life,� said Pam Blalock, National Life’s Senior Vice President, Career Distribution. “We’re excited to honor him and formally recognize him for his contributions to our industry and our company.� The National Life Hall of Fame recognizes both General Agents and Agents who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in our industry,...

Vezt Enables Artists to Monetize and Music Fans to Share Ownership of Songs

01 01 1970

Vezt logo “You get ownership of the song and you get to participate in the IP." - Robert Menendez Los Angeles, CA October 13, 2017 Bringing blockchain technology to the music industry, Steve Stewart and Robert Menendez appeared on the Cheddar financial news network from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on October 11, 2017 to talk about their music monetization platform Vezt. This platform enables artists to monetize and share ownership of their songs with music fans and rights-buyers on a song-by-song basis. The interview can be viewed https://cheddar.com/videos/a-stock-market-for-songs. “You get ownership of the song and you get to participate in the IP,” explained Menendez, noting that Vezt does not rent or license access to a song. “Vezt allows the fan base to participate so an artist can continue making music. If the fans want to finance and continue to put money in to work with the artist, they now can do that in a very direct relationship.” Stewart...

Versteeg Sweeps Laguna Seca in Final Round of Competition on US Soil for Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America

01 01 1970

Monterey, Calif., September 25, 2017 - ​​​If the tone of Saturday's Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Round 9 at Laguna Seca resembled the fast and the furious, Sunday's theme was geared toward precision and excellence. In the second of two 50-minute sprint races that took place on the iconic undulating road course along the central coast of California in Monterey this weekend, drivers and teams coaxed the most out of their Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo entries on the 2.238-mile, 11-turn race complex. But it was Austin Versteeg in the No. 7 entry for DXDT Racing and Lamborghini Dallas who had the fortitude and skill to sweep the weekend with two overall and Pro-Am class victories, to keep his championship hopes very much alive and kicking. "Crazy weekend," said Versteeg. "This track is crazy to drive on. It throws something different at you every time you are out on the track. But I can't thank the DXDT crew enough for giving me a wicked car...

Variety Selects 4 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys for 2017 Legal Impact Report

01 01 1970

April 04, 2017 Four shareholders from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been included among the leading entertainment lawyers in Variety’s Legal Impact Report: Daniel H. Black, Joel A. Katz, Bobby Rosenbloum, and Mathew S. Rosengart. The report highlights the globe’s most impactful attorneys in the entertainment industry over the past year. Black, Katz, and Rosenbloum are shareholders in Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice, while Rosengart is a shareholder in the firm’s Media and Entertainment Litigation Practice. Black, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast Entertainment & Media Practice, has extensive experience in the television, motion picture, and digital media arenas, having practiced law both in the major studio and law firm settings. Equally comfortable in the traditional and new media areas, representing corporations and individuals, he has served as lead counsel on numerous transactions with the major motion picture...

USF Renames Phelan Hall in Honor of Burl A. Toler, Co-Captain of...

01 01 1970

Burl Toler “This dedication helps ensure that future Dons will learn [Toler's] name and his story, and that Toler’s legacy will live in the heart of our campus, in the heart of our city.� San Francisco, Calif. May 08, 2017 Tomorrow, May 9, the University of San Francisco will dedicate Burl A. Toler Hall, renaming the student residence, Phelan Hall, in honor of Burl Toler '52, MA '66. Toler was the co-captain of USF's famous 1951 football team, the first African-American official in a major American professional sports league, and a noted Bay Area educator. To commemorate the event and what would have been Toler’s 89th birthday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has pronounced May 9, 2017 as Burl A. Toler Day in San Francisco. The dedication of Burl A. Toler Hall is the culmination of an effort by USF students and the university’s administration to address the complex historical...

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