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Agile Launches Agile Chat for Lenders and Broker Dealers

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker dealers onto a single electronic platform, today announced the launch of Agile Chat, a new chat feature designed to increase transparency and efficiency between lenders and broker dealers.

With the addition of messaging functionality on Agile's electronic MBS platform, dealers and lenders can discuss transaction details, trade levels, MBS pooling, and more through the embedded functionality. As Agile builds on its mission to digitize TBA MBS trading, the chat functionality has been designed to help close the gap between trading counterparties and encourage a sense of community.

"The new chat functionality deepens the lines of communication between dealers and lenders for a more efficient trading experience," said Andrew Rhodes, Director of Technology at Agile. "We believe that every counterparty deserves access to a fair, efficient, and transparent marketplace, and we hope this feature will help streamline communication between lenders and dealers on our platform and further democratize TBA MBS trading."

Agile Chat is enabled with retention and monitoring features for compliance and is ready for use on Agile's electronic platform today. Chat will further enhance Agile's TBA RFQ Platform and MBS Pool Bidding. The combined offerings give the MBS market participants the ability to achieve best execution from any device, anywhere and anytime.

To learn more about Agile's award-winning software which enables lenders and dealers to gain much-needed efficiencies and data through technology, visit https://trade-agile.com/.

To schedule a demo of Agile's new Agile Chat feature, please visit https://trade-agile.com/contact-us/.

About Agile:

The industry's first MBS fintech, Agile brings together lenders and dealers of all sizes onto a single platform. Agile facilitates the exchange of TBA MBS by securing and automating communication between mortgage lenders and broker-dealers. Agile digitizes the historically phone-based process to an electronic platform which may improve profitability and efficiency, while reducing administrative errors. Through its competitive TBA RFQ digital platform, mortgage lenders gain access to national and regional broker-dealers previously inaccessible on digital platforms, while broker-dealers gain access to an ever-growing network of lenders.

Based in Philadelphia, Agile Trading Technologies supports a national network of clients with a team of capital markets professionals who have deep trading experience at financial organizations of every size.

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Legacy Launch Pad publishing releases memoir about growing up in dysfunctional Mormon family by Diana Cannon Ragsdale

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "Loose Cannons: A Memoir of Mania and Mayhem in a Mormon Family" (ISBN: 978-195655200 (ebook); 978-1956955217, 978-1956955224 (paperback); 978-1956955231 (hardback)), written by Diana Cannon Ragsdale.

In "Loose Cannons", Ragsdale tells the chaotic story of being raised by her schizophrenic father in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the wake of her depressed mother abandoning the family. The story covers more than 60 years of complex family history and is interspersed with excerpts from Ragsdale's mother's journal, which detail decades of abuse, mental illness and family secrets.

While covering difficult topics, Ragsdale's memoir also keeps an optimistic and humorous touch, with a changing perspective as she ages from girl to woman. Despite the difficulties she faces, Ragsdale details how she's learned from her mistakes as well as the mistakes of her family, all while repairing her relationships with her parents-and herself.

The book has already received praise from authors and mental health professionals across the globe. "'Loose Cannons' is an unforgettable memoir, a remarkable and astonishing story which will leave you laughing, crying and cringing until the last page," says Warren Driggs, author of "Mormon Boy, A Tortoise in the Road" and "Swimming in Deep Water."

"An unflinching account of mental illness, abuse and neglect hiding in plain sight," says Carrie Gaykowski, CSW. "The memoir is courageous, agonizing and demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit."

Publisher Anna David agrees. "Diana tells a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading, and she tells it with more honesty, gumption and humor than you might have thought possible," David says.

As Ragsdale's story shows, abuse and neglect do not make anyone unlovable or unable to love themselves. With determination, perspective and a sense of humor, it is possible to heal from serious emotional wounds with grace.

"Loose Cannons" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Zeteo Biomedical Introduces OrionMRQ™ Nasal Delivery Device for Vaccines

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Zeteo Biomedical LLC announced today the availability of the ZEOx1 OrionMRQ™ nasal drug and vaccine delivery device. Zeteo's latest innovative delivery device provides pharmaceutical and biotech companies developing drugs, peptides, proteins, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines with precise, metered unit dose systemic delivery via the nasal route.

Nasal administration provides needle free, rapid systemic uptake into the body via the nose. Nasal delivery of vaccines can invoke a fast local immune response in the respiratory track, which is frequently the primary route of infection for contagious pathogens such as pandemic flu or coronavirus. The ZEOx1 OrionMRQ™ device is intuitive to use, enabling either patient self-administration or administration by caregivers with configurations available for both adults and children.

The OrionMRQ reloadable nasal delivery device has the capability to store up to four unit doses in the on-board storage compartment. The device is compact making it easy to carry in a pocket or purse. Zeteo intranasal delivery devices incorporate novel packaging technology utilizing a Form Fill Seal (FFS) flexible foil, packaging the drug or vaccine in a unit dose blister reducing the cost and eliminating the supply chain constraints of glass vials.

ZEOx1™ blister packaging provides exceptional barrier properties to protect the drug or vaccine during storage and transport and can be stored at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen storage conditions. The ZEOx1™ packaging technology is commercially scalable to produce millions of doses per day; a critically important requirement for rapid, cost effective deployment of vaccines and medical countermeasures to global populations.

About Zeteo Biomedical LLC:

Zeteo Biomedical™ is a biomedical device technology company based in Austin, Texas. Zeteo provides patient-centric delivery device technology, drug/device combination product development services and fill/finish packaging technology for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biologics and botanicals for intranasal, nose-to-brain, ophthalmic, sublingual, and animal care product applications.

For more information, please visit the Zeteo website at: https://www.zeteobiomed.com/

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Los Angeles Child Author Releases His Debut Book in Conjunction with Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week.

Sammy, a first grader at Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School (Los Angeles), is excited to take part in this national literacy initiative. As a champion of Children's Book Week, he is donating a book to all his classmates and several libraries across the San Fernando Valley. He wants to encourage other kids to write books and hopes to serve as an inspiration.

"Kids make great authors because we know what other kids like," said Sammy. "I think more kids should write books...they just need to be encouraged and told that it's possible."

Sammy created the premise of the book at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Due to school closures, Sammy kept busy with his imagination and often composed stories with his grandmother.

Sammy's grandmother, Dr. Gwendolyn Mukes, who transcribed the book for him, felt that it was important to help Sammy find his literary voice while maintaining a sense of wonder and imagination. "When we started on this project almost two years ago, our country was in a turbulent time. With the onset of COVID-19 and the spotlight on racial disparages, we really wanted Sammy to just create stories that were fun and lighthearted," said Mukes.

The book is a comical story about a boy who finally decides to sleep in his bed. While fast asleep, a mysterious monster wakes him up from his dream. Confused as to exactly what the monster is, and what the monster wants, the brave boy contemplates a series of possibilities as he tries to unlock the mystery.

Early reviews call the book "funny, engaging and delightful." The book will go on sale May 2, through Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online), and in a few select stores.

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"I Slept in My Bed Last Night" by Sammy Wallace

Publication Date: May 2, 2022

8.25 x 8.25 full picture book, 34 pages

Published by WF Publications

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TbSpoon Launches First and Only Authentic Mediterranean Meal Prep Service

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- TbSpoon, an authentic Mediterranean meal prep delivery service, announced the launch of its southern California operations, the first Mediterranean meal prep service in the U.S. TbSpoon's meals are filled with Mediterranean flavors and offer all the positive benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

TbSpoon's food philosophy is rooted in the belief that delicious and hearty food can still be healthy and provide plenty of energy to sustain people throughout the day. Menu items are based on recipes that have stood the test of time. They're classics from the Mediterranean region and have been around for hundreds of years. All recipes are optimized to deliver value, taste, nutrition and energy.

Meals heat up in fewer than four minutes and include delicious choices for meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians too. All meal choices provide the number of calories along with detailed ingredient descriptions.

Helping people save money and time is also important to TbSpoon. They continually work to stay ahead of the competition to meet people's budgets and busy schedules.

"Our mission is to bring authentic Mediterranean flavors straight to our customers' doorsteps," Ahmed Gamily, TbSpoon's founder says. "We want people to travel to the Mediterranean through their tastebuds and to improve their overall health by eating food that was meant to benefit their bodies."

View current menu: https://order.tbspoon.com/currentmenu/

Note: service area currently limited to Southern California.

About TbSpoon:

TbSpoon is a weekly subscription that delivers freshly prepared, ready-to-eat meals. All dietary needs can be accommodated and its meals are budget conscious and never compromise on taste or nutrition. Several different meal plans are available.

For more information about the company and menu launch, visit: https://tbspoon.com.

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Soundfly Debuts New Course with Synthwave and Electronic Music Icon Com Truise

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. "Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available today as part of Soundfly's premium course subscription program, where students get unlimited access to a full library of creative music courses.

Haley opens up his creative process, starting with the sparks of inspiration he finds in retrofuturistic storylines, like the sweeping android astronaut narrative that's driven many of his albums. And he demonstrates the techniques he uses to pull a track together, building synth patches, sampling retro drum machine sounds, and leveraging '80s production techniques to create music that feels both nostalgic and novel.

Students will look inside the sessions of some of Com Truise's biggest hits, and follow along as he creates a brand new track from scratch. The unreleased song, "Dynetics" is available exclusively to Soundfly subscribers.

The course features more than 30 videos, as well as readings, downloads, stems, and more, and subscribers get access to Soundfly's Slack community of instructors, artists, and experts, where they can ask questions and get feedback on their work.

Heard most recently in his Super Bowl commercial with Coinbase, Com Truise has released three full-length albums, four EPs, and two compilations with famed electronic indie label Ghostly International. He's also done remixes for Daft Punk, Maroon 5, Tycho, deadmau5, and Neon Indian, among others.

"Com Truise's music is full of powerful contradictions - ambient textures with driving beats, vintage synths composing modern-sounding melodies, '80s production techniques but with all the power of the modern DAW," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "The thing I've loved most about seeing inside his process is learning how to create entire worlds with your music, almost like you're making a film rather than a song. I'm so excited for the sounds that our students are going to be able to unlock within themselves after taking the course."

"I've stumbled across so many tutorials on YouTube of people trying to recreate my sounds over the years, and my reaction to that used to be to hold my techniques as closely guarded secrets," said Haley. "But I was never classically trained, and I had to figure out so much of what I do on my own. And so I think it's finally time to pass the torch to anyone who's willing to learn, and I hope other artists are able to take inspiration from the way I make music."

"Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available now and can be previewed for free at: https://soundfly.com/comtruise

About Soundfly:

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at https://soundfly.com/

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Stack Sports Partners with NEAR Foundation to Make NFTs more Accessible to Sports

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports - the global technology leader in sports software announced today that it will be partnering with the NEAR Foundation, a Swiss non-profit that oversees the NEAR blockchain ecosystem, to launch an athlete-focused NFT platform. The new Stack NFT platform will give all athletes an opportunity to create and mint their own NFTs on NEAR's blockchain.

"We are continually looking for new ways to serve our partners and sports families," said Brandon Shangraw VP of Marketing and Innovation at Stack Sports. "This athlete-focused NFT platform will allow our partners to access cutting edge innovation that was previously unavailable to our market. We see this as a huge value add for sports organizations and families."

Momentum continues to build around Stack Sports and its ecosystem as they add value for sports organizations. The largest ecosystem of value-add services now boasts over 50 products and services designed to help organizations grow participation while transforming the experience for athletes.

"NEAR is the perfect partner to help us bring this product to market," said Kyle Lundon, VP of Product at Stack Sports. "With their focus on scalability, security, and a consumer-friendly user experience they are a layer one blockchain technology that can support sports at scale. Their leadership in this space has given us confidence they can support the ten million plus sports families we serve."

The NEAR blockchain is faster than the world's most used blockchain and capable of 100,000s of transactions per second, with lower transaction fees. This allows the Stack NFT platform to give athletes a chance to mint their own NFTs at a very low cost and on a carbon-neutral blockchain. For Stack Sports users, the first NFTs they create will be free as an added benefit of being in the largest sports ecosystem. That means users of products like Sports Connect, CaptainU, Skyhawks, and Stack Team App will all have the opportunity to jump into creating an NFT at no cost.

NEAR runs in concert with Ethereum, along with other blockchains, allowing for the free flow of assets and communication between networks for the betterment of all. This means that the NFTs created on the NEAR blockchain are best-in-class and come without these portability restrictions that exist elsewhere in the NFT ecosystem.

"Sports is a clear space for innovation within the NEAR ecosystem," said Josh Daniels Head of Funding at the NEAR Foundation. "We are excited to partner with Stack Sports who has the vision and depth of experience to develop an NFT platform for all athletes."

The NEAR Foundation aims to help evangelize, raise awareness, support, and grow their ecosystem by allocating funding, including non-equity grants. To date, the foundation has allocated over $12M to nearly 600 grantees.

About NEAR:

NEAR is a high-performance blockchain that is designed to be super-fast, incredibly secure, and infinitely scalable. NEAR's vision is to create a network that enables people to re-imagine finance, creativity, and community in new and inclusive ways.

NEAR is built by an award-winning team of engineers and entrepreneurs to be simple to use, inclusive and good for the environment. NEAR is backed by top VCs such as A16Z, Pantera Capital, Electric Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Blockchain.com, and Baidu Ventures.

About Stack Sports:

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars -- Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit: https://stacksports.com/.

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Guidebook for Mothers in Technology by Emilia M. D’Anzica and Sabina M. Pons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: How Tech Industry Mothers Set Goals, Define Boundaries & Raise the Bar for Success" (ISBN: 978-1956955187), a comprehensive guide for mothers working in technology sourced from industry leaders who are mothers themselves.

Respectively, D'Anzica and Pons are the founder/managing director and principal consultant at Growth Molecules, a management consulting firm focused on customer support and success. Upon comparing experiences, the authors identified a need for a book that could offer support and guidance to tech moms in a voice they could relate to.

"Pressing ON as a Tech Mom" features interviews with mothers who are prominent tech leaders, each of whom details how they were able to advance in such a competitive field, what obstacles they overcame and how they balanced motherhood along with their careers. As a result of its useful insights and guidance, the book has garnered acclaim from numerous tech industry leaders.

"The stories D'Anzica and Pons share illustrate how you can be a high performer regardless of gender and take the time to be there for your family, too," said Catherine Blackmore, General Vice President of NAA Customer Success and Renewals at Oracle.

Similarly, Alana Karen, Director of Search Platforms at Google, said the book "[drives] to the heart of challenges for working mothers in tech."

"'Pressing ON as a Tech Mom' is more necessary now than ever before," said publisher Anna David. "It will provide mothers who are toiling in the tech industry, believing they're struggling alone, with crucial support. Emilia and Sabina are trailblazers."

"Pressing ON as a Tech Mom" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more. Learn more: https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/

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Italian Entrepreneur Gianluca Mech Introduces Popular Family of Nutritional Products to the U.S. Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Gianluca Mech, a centuries old herbalist company founded in Italy, announced today they are bringing their line of prepared foods and nutrition programs to the United States for the first time. Grounded in hundreds of years of research, Gianluca Mech has distinguished itself in the study of ketosis and has appeared in 29 international scientific publications with the results of their studies.

"Since 1500 A.D. our family has been working with plant proteins and herbs to identify combinations that facilitate the digestion process," says Gianluca Mech, the CEO of the global company. "Our programs and food products are designed to work together to facilitate a nutritionally sound and easy to follow a ketogenic program - a lifestyle that's very popular in the U.S. right now."

Starting today, consumers in the U.S. can order Gianluca Mech's books and food products at their store front on Amazon.com.

The Gianluca® method, tested and supported by scientific studies, is the ketogenic weight control program integrated with phytoextract in which certain plants are used to remove toxins found in soil or water. It offers 25 new flavors (15 sweet, 5 savory and 5 suitable for vegan nutrition). The method increasingly establishes itself as an option for consumers looking for everyday meals that offer a wide variety of options, textures, and flavor palates.

Popular in Italy and Europe, Gianluca Mech is making their product family available to U.S. customers through the convenience of Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/EF91F825-42C4-4AB1-AC83-238C07C39822

"Our goal is to introduce the American market to the nutritional benefits found in our herbal-powered food staples," said Mech. "Many people find the taste and variety of our crackers, shakes, soup mixes, and entrees to be a cut above the rest. We can't wait for more Americans to discover our products."

More information: https://www.gianlucamech.com/en

For more information about Gianluca Mech, visit its website or contact Neil Foote, Ascendant Group Branding, neilfoote@ascendantgroupbranding.com, 214-448-3765.

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Apocalyptic Apes Launches: Bringing Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 One NFT at a Time

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The non-fungible token (NFT) market is changing the way some big companies and major products get exposure. And, Apocalyptic Apes is a unique collection of 8,800 post-apocalypse themed chimp NFTs on the Ethereum platform. They're available on the company's website, and OpenSea, the world's first and largest NFT marketplace.

As a member of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Apocalyptic Apes' founder, Bill Starkov, goes by Fity.eth (BAYC #4487). He also holds other BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) numbers. The BAYC is an elite NFT project where hundreds of sports personalities and celebrities such as Madonna and Tom Brady are members.

"NFTs are about community building. It's like a club where like-minded people can exchange ideas and realize new opportunities. We're changing how communities are formed, sustained and operated," Fity.eth says.

Apocalyptic Ape NFTs quickly sell out. They're focused on the planet's future and ape portraits depict what a post-apocalyptic world will look like in an era where food is scarce and the air is difficult to breathe.

Fity.eth's team collaborates and partners with companies such as Golden State Hemp and Other World, Inc. - companies that replace plastics with hemp and other biodegradable material - to build a better and safer world. It also collaborates with CLICK, a brand that's partnered with Mike Tyson's 2.0 spray.

Down the road, Apocalyptic Apes may introduce ApeCoin into its ecosystem. ApeCoin is a utility token empowering a decentralized community building at the forefront of web3.

Fity's apocalyptic collection holders include soccer celebrity, John Terry; American media personality, Paris Hilton; NBA superstar, Michael Carter Williams; and many more.

The Queen Ape collection launches on April 28, 2022.

About Bill Starkov

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Starkov was raised in Los Angeles. He's provided casting services for hundreds of different media outlets and worked with top international brands. He invests in and builds high end residential and commercial real estate and has used his community build skills to bring a community to Apocalyptic Apes.

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