Virtual 5K for Detroit Nonprofit Humble Design Receives Support from Red Wing's player, Darren Helm

Red Wing's Player Darren Helm Runs in Humble Design Virtual 5K

Detroit Red Wing’s Player Darren Helm Supports Humble Design Virtual 5K

Darren Helm and family participate in Humble Design's Virtual 5K to raise money to furnish and design houses for those leaving shelters.

Red Wing’s Player Darren Helm and Wife Devon Run in Humble Design’s Virtual 5K

This is the national logo for Humble Design, Inc. The symbol is a lower case "h" with a "roof" intersecting the top of the "h" with the tagline underneath, "Togetherness to End Homelessness"

Humble Design Togetherness to End Homelessness

After seeing firsthand how designing and furnishing a home can change the lives of a recently homeless family, Darren Helm, and his wife Devon, wanted to help.

It's important for me, my wife, and our kids that we do what we can during this time”

— Darren Helm

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, August 31, 2020 / — Local Red Wing Player, Darren Helm and his family, want to share their support for a local nonprofit, Humble Design. Several years ago the Detroit Red Wings, and the Lady Wings, teamed up to completely furnish the home of the Finley’s who had been staying in a homeless shelter until they could transition to permanent housing. After learning that the Finley’s had nothing but an air mattress, a few camp chairs, and not much else, they volunteered to work for a day putting together all the things the Humble Design team had curated from their warehouse. It was an unforgettable experience for Darren and his wife, Devon. When they heard that Humble Design was hosting a Virtual 5K August 31-September 7, they wanted to help. Darren told us, “It’s important to me, my wife, and our kids that we do what we can during this time.”

Humble Design now has locations in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, San Diego, and Seattle where they use donations of furniture and household goods from their local communities and businesses to fully design, and furnish the houses of those exiting homelessness. Planning virtual events to help raise the needed funds to help more families devastated by homelessness, is one of the ways they are addressing the challenges of COVID-19.

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Tight cost controls, improved margins and stronger inventory management credited with turnaround

BioNeutra Global Corporation (TSX:BGA)

Our progress is the result of tight cost controls, improved margins and stronger inventory management along with a significant reduction in the spend on trade shows and travel.”

— Dr. Jianhua Zhu, President & CEO, BioNeutra


BioNeutra Global Corporation (“BioNeutra” or the “Company”) (TSXV-BGA) announces financial results for Q2, 2020 and the first half of 2020 ended June 30, 2020 and the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis, the details of which have been filed and are available on SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval.

BioNeutra is pleased to report that despite a challenging business environment brought on by COVID-19, BioNeutra posted a profit for Q2, 2020 of $168,000 – a sharp reversal from a loss of $4 million for the same period in 2019 continuing a trend commenced in this year’s first quarter.

BioNeutra President & CEO, Dr. Jianhua Zhu says, “I’m very proud of the turnaround the BioNeutra team has executed in Q2 including significant cost adjustments in light of the Pandemic. Our progress is the result of tight cost controls, improved margins and stronger inventory management along with a significant reduction in the spend on trade shows and travel.”

Dr. Zhu added, “Despite a decrease in our sales, we still showed a profit. We’ve stabilized our costs against our revenues in a decisive way beginning in our first quarter. We made remarkable progress in our second quarter. It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve taken the right steps and we’re now going in the right direction.”

The Company’s revenues declined to $6,339,000 in the second quarter of 2020 compared with revenue of $9,023,000 in the same period of 2019, still BioNeutra’s net income for the period is a substantial increase over the previous year. In 2019 we posted a loss of $4,661,000 in Q2, 2019 compared with a profit of $168,000 for the current quarter.

BioNeutra’s debt has also shrunk further during this period, and our liabilities have been reduced by over $4.5 million since year end of 2019. Our cash balance at the same time has increased by over $1.9 million.

Since the Pandemic hit Canada, we have been able to continue to operate our Edmonton production facility uninterrupted and are ramping up its output and our other departments, which had been operating from at home, have now returned to work. We remain vigilant and on guard and employ best practices to protect our employees.

Dr. Zhu concludes with this remark, “We are all working together to face the challenges posed today while making progress on several business opportunities that are focused on adding significant shareholder value.”

About BioNeutra

BioNeutra is an award-winning, sector-leading Canadian company in the business of research and development, production and commercialization of ingredients for nutraceutical, functional and mainstream foods and beverages with a focus on its lead product – VitaFiber® IMO.

VitaFiber® IMO is made using a patented process that naturally transforms starch molecules from agricultural crops such as pea or tapioca into healthy, functional molecules. The VitaFiber manufacturing process is based upon a natural enzymatic conversion of the molecules without any chemical modification involved making VitaFiber® IMO a natural food and beverage ingredient. VitaFiber® IMO is also non-GMO, vegan friendly, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal certified and available as certified organic.

VitaFiber® IMO has been approved for sale by the world’s top three health regulatory bodies – GRAS approved by the US Food & Drug Administration; the European Food Safety Authority and Health Canada (approved as a novel food ingredient). VitaFiber® IMO is a naturally sweet, low calorie alternative to sugar and is a natural source of dietary fiber and prebiotic for human digestive health. It is also helpful with weight management.

The Company’s customers include a mix of small and medium businesses as well as a number of high-profile food and beverage manufacturers on four continents.

Further information about BioNeutra is available on the Company’s website at and the SEDAR website at
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Washington Steps Up to Help Working Parents by Providing Virtual/Distance Childcare Learning

We’ll not only assist children with their distance learning needs and homework, we’ll also provide character building and recreational activities.”

— Reynard Eaglin, VP youth development and operations

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, August 31, 2020 / — While some schools in the Washington Metropolitan area have decided to hold virtual and distance-learning classes this fall, others have chosen to bring children back to school on an alternating daily schedule. All of this has left many parents struggling to figure out how to juggle work and children. “The Y has made the decision to serve our members and community in meeting their needs for full day and half day childcare options. The demand for childcare is high and our plan is to support children through virtual and distance learning in a nurturing environment. We want to ease parents’ stress so they can return to work and provide for their families,” said Reynard Eaglin, vice president of youth development and operations.

In order to meet member parents’ needs, the Y will have programs for school-age children that support distance learning including learning hubs while collaborating with schools across the region. “We surveyed our members and the feedback has been overwhelming as many parents are trying to figure out their work and their children’s school needs,” Eaglin added. In addition, the Y is partnering with school districts and is looking for other sites around the region that might also be able to serve as many children as possible under the COVID-19 guidelines.

Recently, the Y opened several of its sites to operate traditional summer camp to help parents who need childcare as they return to work. The Y’s Traditional Summer Camp program is providing children with the opportunity to engage in fun activities including arts and crafts, music and movement, outdoor play and sports while following COVID-19 protective guidelines. “We’re anticipating that our fall childcare will look much like our popular summer day camps,” said Eaglin. “We’ll not only assist children with their distance learning needs and homework, we’ll also provide character building and recreational activities.”

To keep children safer, the Y has implemented the following safety precautions:

• Strict limited capacity based on local licensing guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and local mandates.
• Daily health screenings for children and staff upon arrival, mid-day and at departure.
• Children should follow local guidelines in regards to wearing masks.
• Masks and personal protective equipment will be worn by all staff and extensive cleaning procedures implemented throughout the day.
• The Y will also be limiting contact between students and student groups.
• Per the local and CDC guidelines, all students will be in small groups.
• Each child will receive individual fun activity learning packs – no materials will be shared.
• All program areas will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
• All centers and classrooms are inspected to have appropriate signage and room arrangements.

To further ensure a safer environment, the Y’s employees overseeing the children have all completed training in COVID-19 health and safety, child abuse prevention, parent communication, and training provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Final schedules and locations across the area are still being decided. For more information and updates, go to


About YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a not for profit 501©3 charity organization that has been serving the communities and families of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, for nearly 168 years. Through opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camps, childcare and more, the Y engages more than 250,000 individuals and families. Visit for more information. Members are asked to stay with the Y during this critical time to maintain charitable services for every community. #StayWithUs

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Servers and HPC Clusters with Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors

Koi Computers Servers, Clusters, Workstations

Koi Computers, an Intel Data Center Specialist, is now offering servers and clusters integrated with Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors.

Intel always manages to bring new products to market at the forefront of demand—especially impressive in this challenging environment”

— Koi Computers’ Federal Business Development Manager Catherine Ho

CHICAGO, ILL., U.S., August 31, 2020 / — Koi Computers, an Intel Data Center Specialist and Platinum Partner, is a complete HPC solution provider now offering servers and clusters integrated with Intel’s leading-edge 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors. These processors feature:
• Enhanced Performance: Delivers multi-socket core count density with up to 28 cores per processor and up to 224 cores per platform in an 8-socket configuration.
• Enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost: Powered by the industry’s first x86 support of Brain Floating Point 16-bit (blfoat16) and Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI) it delivers up to 1.93% more AI training performance vs. the previous generation.
• More Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI): Up to six Intel UPI channels increase platform scalability and improve inter-CPU bandwidth for I/O- intensive workloads versus the previous generation.
• Increased DDR4 Memory Speed and Capacity: Memory subsystem enhancements include support for up to 6 channels of DDR4-3200 MT/s and 16Gb DIMMs, with up to 256GB DDR4 DIMMs per socket.
• Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512: AVX-512 boosts performance and throughput for the most demanding computational tasks. Now available with up to 2 Fused Multiply Add (FMA) instructions, beginning with Intel Xeon Gold 5300 processors.
• Support for Intel Optane SSDs and Intel QLC 3D NAND SSDs: Delivers industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS, an ultra-high endurance to break through data access bottlenecks.

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, Koi Computers has been trusted by Intel to bring top-of-the-line HPC technology to both enterprise and government organizations for 25 years. These HPC solutions accelerate a full range of in-demand HPC applications including Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.
Koi Computers’ Federal Business Development Manager Catherine Ho said, “We are excited about this new processor and the capabilities it will add to our servers and clusters. Intel always manages to bring new products to market at the forefront of demand—especially impressive in this challenging environment.”
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Headquartered in Greater Chicago since 1995, Koi Computers has been working with top technology manufacturers to deliver scalable high performance computing and technology solutions that improve efficiency, reliability and speed. The company’s world-class engineering team specializes in building custom IT solutions that accommodate today’s needs and tomorrow’s vision with services that include performance benchmarking and outstanding support. Koi Computers has a strong track record of developing, building and deploying HPC technology for the U.S. Federal Government with satisfactory ratings in CPARS and Past Performance. The company is a Prime Contract Holder of the GSA IT Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, and NITAAC CIO-CS contracts. To learn more, call: 888-LOVE-KOI (888-568-3564); email: or visit 630-363-8081.

Jeanna Van Rensselar
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The Ripple Effects of Kindness

Podcast about how to be happy.

Happiness Podcast

Creator of the Happiness Podcast

Dr. Robert Puff

Skills for learning about being kind.

Kindness matters

When we treat others with kindness, there is a ripple effect that is felt through the lives of countless people around the world.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 31, 2020 / — It only takes a spark
to get a fire going,
and soon all those around
will warm up to its glowing ….

That old song, called “Pass It On,” used to be a popular one to end campouts and church retreats. Everyone would gather in a circle in the dark with an unlit candle, and as they sang the song, one candle would be illuminated. Then that candle would be touched to the wick of another, and the person holding that candle would pivot to the next, and so on, until every candle was lit and the darkness was driven away.

It only took a spark.

Lately, I’ve been thinking of kindness in that way — how it spreads from person to person, with the potential to light up the world.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve been listening to people’s stories — the stories of their lives, and of what has caused them to be the way they are. Everyone has these stories of events from their past that caused them either unhappiness or happiness.

One thing I’ve learned in all this time is that we affect one another, and the way we treat others matters.

There’s no getting around the cruel fact that the actions of people we’re raised with matter. Some parents are loving, supportive, and kind, but then there are those who are cruel or even abusive. The words of such parents can have a lasting impact, with statements like “I wish you’d never been born,” or “You’ll never amount to anything.” This can become part of a playlist that their children return to again and again throughout their lives, because it’s incredibly difficult to change to a different soundtrack when one is so embedded into our subconscious.

Cruel words are sadly common, but physical or even sexual cruelty are also enacted upon children, and the memories of these actions, too, can reverberate for years.

You may know someone who had a very challenging childhood growing up, and if you do, you have likely seen the ripple effects of that early trauma. These people may leave their childhood and their families in the past, but as adults they may move on to instigating abuse in their own relationships, or they may numb themselves with drugs and alcohol.

Even if they avoid physical abuse of themselves (through substances) or others (through violence), people who were raised in an atmosphere of unkindness may themselves resort to being unkind to the people in their lives — the people they love. What we see in these situations is a cycle of pain that moves from one generation to the next.

Something that has surprised me over the years is that I have known people who went through incredibly difficult childhoods, and they have turned out beautifully. We might look at this outcome as being seemingly miraculous. How did they do it? How did they end the cycle of pain?

This is a topic I have explored with close attention for decades, and what I have found is that love makes its mark in people’s lives. When people who have had challenging upbringings turn out helpful, loving, and kind, I believe we are seeing ripples of a loving presence that made its mark on their lives, perhaps outside of the home.

I really believe that no matter how challenging our young lives were, someone probably loved us unconditionally. Someone showed us unconditional kindness, even in the darkest of hours. It could be anyone. Are they angels? Are they beings that were sent to help us? Whatever they are, they’re with all of us, and the spark of their lovingkindness passes on and on.

I’ve never found anyone who didn’t have someone in their lives who showed them some kindness, some love, even when it seemed like everyone else in their lives was cruel to them.

Here’s what I know about kindness: It has a ripple effect. The love of a single kind, angelic presence can issue from them in wave after wave after wave, washing over and through us and continuing on to touch those in our path. For some, even with the horrible things that are happening in their lives, they are able to take this kindness and turn it into something beautiful.

All of us have opportunities in our lives to be kind to others — to say something encouraging, to treat them in a friendly way, to show expressions of kindness toward them — and when we do this, we create a ripple of kindness that radiates in two directions: outward and inward.

The kindness that radiates outward toward others can help them to improve their lives by giving them hope, by helping them through difficult times, or by putting a smile on their face. We often do not know the effects of our kindness on others, but we can be sure that it makes a difference. It could be that someone goes home with a happier heart, and thus is more likely to share kindness with loved ones — perhaps with children.

And beyond eliciting a simple smile, our stopping and making time for kindness to others might pull them out of dark despair. It might help them when we don’t realize that they’re having a hard time. It could even spare a precious life from being ended through suicide. We don’t know how far our ripples extend, but I believe they can go very far sometimes, and just by the mindset of love and care, we can help others to live an improved life.

Kindness is a source of hope for the hopeless. It opens the door to positive possibilities. When others are being kind to us and they really don’t have to be, we take that in. We say, “Oh, maybe there is love, and maybe I can let that love in and even love myself.” Even if we feel that we do not deserve kindness, we understand that someone else feels differently about us and our value and worth. Kindness loosens our bonds to let that love in, and as a result, we may begin to show compassion toward our own stoutly beating heart.

The ripple effects of kindness affect the people we come in contact with and the people they encounter after they leave us, and there is every reason to expect that the beat goes on and on and on. “It only takes a spark,” as the song says. The more kindness we show, the more the world around us will become a much more beautiful place. There is so much negativity and darkness in our world, but our kindness can be a light.

I remember once going on a tour of a cave. There is a moment in most such tours where the guide turns out the lights, and there is no dark like that. It is a fact of physics that light can’t bend; it can travel only in a straight line. Once we’re in a cave like that, we’ve moved through narrow passages and around corners and up and down slopes, and there was no way for a ray of light to follow us there. That would be physically impossible.

If someone in the tour group happened to have a watch with a glowing dial or a lighted digital display, what a difference that would make! That light, imperceptible in the light of day, would be so bright in a dark cave because it’s the only source of light to be found. Kindness is like this. When we’re in our darkest places, the spark of the simplest friendly gesture can illuminate our lives and guide us on our way.

When the lights finally do come on in this part of the standard cave tour, what an experience that is. It is almost blinding. Maybe this would be considered low light under normal circumstances; maybe there’s hardly any light at all. But kindness shines when people are in despair or struggling, and we can help people navigate by our example.

For the people in our daily lives — our friends and our family members — we have an opportunity throughout the day to share our kindness with them. Where we might come home to them and tease them, kid them, or make fun of them, we can instead choose a loving word that can encourage and lift them. This is something we can do throughout the day, wherever we are.

I have often counseled couples were struggling in their relationship. The main thing I try to impart to them is the importance of a tender word. I encourage them to say something friendly to them throughout each day to give each other hope and help them to feel love. We experience love through kindness, in romantic relationships, but also in our daily lives. For example, in the workplace, if we are a supervisor with employees who report to us, we can correct them, but for every correction, we should give them dozens of words of encouragement, too.

Sometimes people choose to be unkind to us. When this happens, a good choice can be to walk away and put distance between ourselves and the ugliness. Another alternative? We can be kind back to the person who has chosen to treat us cruelly. We are never required to be giving to those who take from us, emotionally or otherwise, but it is an option we might want to try, and a potent one. Unlikely as it seems, kindness is one of the most important forces in the universe.

I mentioned that kindness can radiate outwards toward others, but it can also radiate inwards towards ourselves. When this happens, we open ourselves up to happiness.

The truth is, happiness is only possible through kindness. We are not going to find happiness in our hearts if we treat others with unkindness, because kindness is part of the journey toward happiness. We honestly do need to be kind toward others if we want to find peace in our lives.

Those people who are kind are much more likely to be happy in life. They don’t have to look in the mirror and say, “I’m a cruel, unkind person.” Instead they can say that even if people are treating them unkindly, they can be kind toward others.

It is really important that we understand the value of maintaining boundaries when we are dealing with cruel and sadistic people. Everyone needs kindness in their lives, but those who would choose to abuse you do not need their kindness to come from you. If someone is being cruel to you in your life right now, you should recognize that you have the right to get up and walk away — and if someone is being physically or sexually abusive, you must find a way to exit that situation the moment you can do so safely. There are resources to help, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233).

Beyond abuse, many of us find that the world is not a kind place, but even when we see others out to cause misery and unhappiness, we can choose to be that watch dial in the cave, or that circle of candles, lit one wick to the next until night starts to look like day. When we take the many opportunities we have to be kind throughout the day, we can feel the ripple effects of kindness inside of us, radiating through self-love.

There are many parts to living a happy life, but one of the main ones is kindness. I doubt you or I will ever meet a truly happy person who is unkind, because a person who is unkind will never find happiness. The ripple effects would be so damaging to themselves and to others in their lives.

You are reading this because you desire a life filled with happiness. Maybe we all want such a life, but you have taken steps to embrace happiness and to welcome it into your life. I have been talking about happiness for quite a long time, with individual, with groups, and with listeners and readers in various formats. I am always promoting the value of meditation — of finding that still, small voice inside of us, of getting in sync with nature, of slowing down our frenzied lives. I suggest making time for pleasure and counting our blessings. But one of the most important means to becoming happy is kindness. It’s the one component of a happy life that has no substitute and that must be our set point if we are to know the bliss we seek.

All of us are here in this human existence so that we can be happy and at peace. We can create happiness in ourselves by one means more than any other: by being kind. And because kindness ripples outward, we can make the world a better place if we work towards cultivating kindness in others.

Random acts of kindness

An old bumper sticker used to implore other drivers to “Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.” These days we often hear about random acts of kindness being performed. Many of us have been in a line at the coffee shop where one customer after another picks up the tab for the customer next in line, and unbroken chains of random kindness can last for days.

Here are a few kind acts that may light a spark in you — one that can light another person’s candle, and then another’s.

• Walk someone’s cart from the parking lot to the cart corral.
• Hold a door.
• Offer a sincere compliment.
• Leave an extra-large tip.
• Pick up and throw away a piece of litter.
• Give canned goods to a food drive.
• Offer to pick up items from a store for a shut-in.
• Shovel or sweep a neighbor’s walk.
• Leave an encouraging note under a stranger’s windshield wiper.
• Do an extra task to lighten a coworker’s load.
• Hug (with permission) a loved one who looks down.
• Bring donuts to the office.
• Spend time with a child in your life.

Here’s hoping (and knowing) that the kindness you show comes right back to you, in the words of the Beatles song “The End”: “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

About the Happiness Podcast

If you would like to learn more, the latest episode of the Happiness Podcast, hosted and created by Dr. Robert Puff, is now available. The Happiness Podcast has over 250 episodes, with over 8 million downloads. Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., author of 13 books, TV show host, Psychology Today blogger, and corporate trainer, has been studying the actions it takes to reach the highest levels of human achievement for decades.

It is titled, #289 Happiness – The Ripple Effects of Kindness

Links to listen to the Happiness Podcast:

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#289 Happiness – The Ripple Effects of Kindness

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 31, 2020 / — Brandenburg Energy Corp. (“Brandenburg” or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective today (the “Effective Date”), the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Alberta Securities Commission (together, the “Securities Regulators”) have issued orders revoking their cease trade orders, originally issued in respect of the securities of the Company on, respectively, January 6, 2015, and April 7, 2015.

On August 27, 2020, the Company filed (i) its audited annual financial statements, annual management's discussion and analysis, and related certifications for the years ended August 31, 2019 and 2018, (ii) its unaudited interim financial statements and the related management's discussion and analysis for the interim periods ended November 30, 2019, February 29, 2020 and May 31, 2020, (iii) Form 52-110F2 – Disclosure by Venture Issuers, (iv) Form 58-101F2 – Corporate Governance Disclosure (Venture Issuers), and (v) Form 51-102F6V – Statement of Executive Compensation – Venture Issuers (collectively, the “Continuous Disclosure Documents”). The Continuous Disclosure Documents are available for review online under the Company’s profile on SEDAR ( Following the filing of the Continuous Disclosure Documents, the Company is up-to-date with its continuous disclosure obligations.

In connection with the Company's applications for the revocation of the cease trade orders, the Company provided an undertaking to the Securities Regulators that it would hold an annual meeting of shareholders of the Company within three months of the Effective Date. The Company has met all other conditions required by the securities commissions for revocation of the cease trade orders.

About Brandenburg

The Company has ceased to carry on an active business and is presently engaged in identifying and evaluating potential business opportunities.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Aaron Meckler
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
T: 647 502-3558

Cautionary Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, comments regarding the timing of the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statement.

Aaron Meckler
Brandenburg Energy Corp.
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Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival Online

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival


At your service!

Wining and Dining Goes Virtual

The virtual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will strive to recreate the festive joie de vivre atmosphere the event is famous for.”

— HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang

HONG KONG, CHINA, August 31, 2020 / — Hong Kong is a city of wining and dining and is one of the most popular events in the City of Light, and this year it is going virtual.

Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the “Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival” will get not only a virtual taste but also a global format. With the festival, just a device away, imagine the excitement of clinking wine glasses with someone halfway around the world or learning a new way to prepare a delectable dish from a top chef – all from the comfort of your own favorite chair.

In today’s world, meeting someone for a glass of wine via Zoom is natural. Human beings are so adaptable, and in reality, the virtual world expands our universe that much farther. From Hong Kong to New York City to Monte Carlo to Saint Petersburg to South Africa, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be sure to tickle our taste buds and our worldly desire to travel. And this year, because the event is online, it really will be possible to meet people from all around the globe!

Explaining this strategic move, HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang said: “The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival has been one of the most popular events among locals and tourists alike since its inception over a decade ago. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak this year, we hope people can continue to enjoy Hong Kong’s unique dining culture while providing business opportunities for the local F&B sector amidst this challenging economic climate. Organizing the Festival virtually allows us to achieve both objectives without compromising public health and safety.”

Although in a different format, the Festival will still be delivering virtual versions of a line-up of programs equally exciting as in the real-life editions, featuring world-class food and drinks. So even if you live in Timbuktu, this year, you can take part in the annual Festival from wherever you are.

Dr. Pang added: “The virtual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will strive to recreate the festive joie de vivre atmosphere the event is famous for by offering access to an exclusive wine and gourmet experiences curated by experts on the subject. Taking advantage of the virtual format, the event will be extended from the usual four days to several weeks so that more people can take part regardless of time and geographical constraints.”

To preserve as much original flavor of the physical event as possible, the HKTB is building an online hub where most of the Festival programs will take place. A variety of wine merchants will be providing special discounts and products tailored for the Festival which participants can browse and purchase in a virtual exhibition space. Meanwhile, renowned wine and food critics, chefs, and wine experts will be invited to speak on wine-pairing and culinary topics in virtual workshops and classes.

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival was launched in 2009 after Hong Kong and Bordeaux signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Wine-related Business. The large-scale outdoor event quickly became the talk of the town and was dubbed one of the world’s top 10 international food and wine festivals by Forbes Traveler.

Dates and details of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be forthcoming from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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Concierge Auctions Announces Pending Sales of $180 Million in Summer Mountain Auctions

1055 Stage Road

440 Spruce Ridge Lane

322 E Bleeker Street

5300 North Prince Place Drive

3500/3550/3560 West Highway 22

This summer, we experienced a surge of top-of-the-line properties that represent some of the most remarkable estates the top tier mountain markets have to offer.”

— Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 / — Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that over the course of past three months, the firm’s $180 million line-up of summer mountain auctions have resulted in 11 luxury properties sold in the primary markets of Aspen, Vail Valley, Colorado Springs, and Durango, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, including 3 properties going under contract from pre-auction offers. Plus, bidding opens next month on a collector’s retreat in Vail Valley, designed by Annabelle Selldorf and ideally positioned on 70 acres atop Whiskey Ridge, with another property in Cordillera, Colorado launching this fall.

"This summer, we experienced a surge of top-of-the-line properties that represent some of the most remarkable estates the top tier mountain markets have to offer," said Chairman Chad Roffers. "We're thrilled to have achieved such outstanding results for our clients with our agent partners."

"Our focus continues to be matching motivated sellers with the world's most capable buyers,” he said. "We continue to receive hundreds of inquiries from sellers and buyers alike, proving the market's need for our real-time solution.

Having processed over $100 billion in bids, the firm’s online platform,, allows buyers to view and easily place bids remotely, from wherever they may be in the world. Buyers may digitally discover all current offerings from the comfort of home—including virtual viewings, showings, and preview events—in addition to 3D tours, films, and more.

Concierge Auctions Summer 2020 Mountain Sales Include:

322 East Bleeker Street, Aspen, CO

Previously offered for $20 million, 322 East Bleeker Street sold June 30th for $16.8 million in cooperation with agent/developer Bill Guth of Aspen International Properties. Never before listed for sale prior to the auction, the global exposure generated in the six weeks of auction exposure resulted in over 31,000 web views, 1,434 prospects, 120 showings, and 5 registered bidders.

Conceived by Aspen’s S2 Architects, 322 E Bleeker Street is a 5,674-square-foot West End new-construction property framing Aspen Mountain with six bedrooms, seven full and one half bathrooms, indoor and outdoor spaces, and private courtyards to a rooftop deck featuring 360-degree views.

1055 Stage Road, Aspen, CO

Listed for $28.995 million, 1055 Stage Road sold May 31st pre-auction for $21.5 million after just 14 days of auction exposure, after having been listed on the market for 3± years. In cooperation with agent/developer Bill Guth of Aspen International Properties, the global exposure resulted in over 4,800 web views, 900 prospects, and 21 showings.

The ultimate mountain escape, 1055 Stage Road is set amongst the region’s iconic Aspen trees alongside Maroon Creek, and is minutes to downtown Aspen. The property features two levels of outdoor living, a large waterfront lawn with a private pond and waterfall, and a 11,254-square-foot estate with 9 bedrooms and 10 full and one half bathrooms.

Teton Run, 5300 North Prince Place Drive, Jackson Hole, WY

Previously offered for $24.5 million, Teton Run auctioned July 31st and is pending sale in cooperation with Ed Liebzeit of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. On the market for 3± years prior to auction, in just six weeks, the global exposure generated over 37,000 web views, 1,595 prospects, 32 showings, and 7 registered bidders.

Imagined by architect Tom Ward, Teton Run is located in enviable proximity to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks outside of Jackson Hole. This 40-acre mountain estate features a formal dining room that easily seats up to 24 people, multiple fireplaces with sitting areas, a master suite with access to an outdoor rooftop deck, chef’s kitchen, outdoor decks, winding trails, live water, and a PGA-quality golf green.

440 Spruce Ridge Lane, Aspen/Snowmass, CO

Previously offered for $9.7 million, 440 Spruce Ridge Lane auctioned August 7th and is pending sale in cooperation with Erik Cavarra of Engel & Völkers Snowmass. Listed for 1 year, global exposure in the five weeks prior to the auction resulted in over 31,000 web views, 1,064 prospects, 58 showings, and 5 registered bidders.

440 Spruce Ridge Lane is a multi-level, ski-in/ski-out mountain retreat built in harmony with its natural environment with elements of stone, hardwood, and slate. The property features a lower level, complete with wet-bar and a media/game room, and direct access to Snowmass’ family-friendly runs.

463 & 464 Pinnacle View Drive, Durango, CO

Previously offered for $6.2 million, 463 & 464 Pinnacle View Drive sold for $3.38 million on July 16th in cooperation with Tom Morse and Zach Morse of Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty. Listed for over 2 years prior to auction, in just six weeks, the global auction exposure resulted in over 28,000 web views, 1,251 prospects, 10 showings, and 6 registered bidders.

This 10,215 square-foot log home in the desirable Two Dogs community is a work of art in itself with high ceilings, stone details, and floor-to-ceiling windows. With a master bedroom, two guest suites, two ‘dorm style’ bedrooms, and additional space in the lofts, this hideaway sleeps up to 20 friends and family. Outside, there are 9.42 acres with lake access and rights, stone walkways, mature trees, and the San Juan National Forest on the northern property line.

144 Castle Peak Gate, Vail Valley, CO

Previously offered for $4.245 million, 144 Castle Peak Gate sold July 16th for $3.248 million in cooperation with Tye Stockton and Tom Dunn of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. Listed for 2 years, the global exposure generated in the five weeks prior to the auction resulted in over 25,000 web views, 1,024 prospects, 28 showings, and 6 registered bidders.

144 Castle Peak Gate is a contemporary escape with walls of glass perfectly framing its spectacular mountain setting minutes to Beaver Creek and Vail ski resorts, the White River National Forest, and the Eagle River.

41 Broadmoor Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

Previously offered for $2.099 million, 41 Broadmoor Avenue sold June 30th pre-auction for $1.9 million, after having been listed on the market for 3± years. In cooperation with Creed Spillane of Quantum Residential Group, the global exposure generated in just 9 weeks resulted in over 31,000 web views, 1,268 prospects, and 47 showings.

Blending the great outdoors and city living, 41 Broadmoor Avenue is a Tudor-style traditional estate with a meticulously manicured backyard, swimming pool, and expansive poolside patio.

398 Irvington Court, Colorado Springs, CO

Previously offered for $1.45 million, 398 Irvington Court sold July 2nd in cooperation with Russ Winther of Mountain Peak Realty. Listed for 1± year, the global exposure generated in the four weeks prior to the auction resulted in over 19,000 web views, 1,304 prospects, and 22 showings.

398 Irvington Court features walls of windows, with every room framing unique views of the city or mountains, a large great room and kitchen, a lower level with a home theater and wet bar, an expansive master sanctuary, and a wraparound porch.

3500/3550/3560 West Highway 22, Jackson Hole, WY

Previously offered for $35 million, 3500/3550/3560 West Highway 22 is pending sale pre-auction, in cooperation with Thomas Evans of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, after having been listed on the market for 7± months.

3500/3550/3560 West Highway 22 is an architectural masterpiece on 230 acres at the base of the Teton range with an 18,000-square-foot of the main estate, a showpiece for awe-inspiring gatherings for generations. The property features a wine cellar, home theater, steam room and sauna, and equestrian amenities including two barns and a caretaker’s cottage, trails, and streams.

559 Eagle Drive, Vail Valley, CO

Previously offered for $5.95 million, 559 Eagle Drive sold July 13th for $3.92 million in cooperation with Betsy Bradley of Keller Williams Mountain Properties. Listed for 49 days, the global exposure generated in the five weeks prior to the auction resulted in over 11,000 web views, 1,684 prospects, 26 showings, and 8 bidders.

Nestled on 1.6 acres of coveted Colorado countryside, 559 Eagle Drive is a 6-bedroom estate with a 1-bedroom guest house that thoughtfully integrates high-end finishes with magnificent mountain accents to create a truly one-of-a-kind estate. The property features multiple living areas, spacious patios, a home theater, ensuite guest rooms, library, and wine cellar.

Teton Skyline, 655 N West Ridge Road, Jackson Hole, WY

Previously offered for $5.95 million, Teton Skyline went under contract July 31st in cooperation with Phil Stevenson of The Clear Creek Group and Matt Faupel of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates after nearly 2 years on the market prior to auction. The global exposure generated in the six weeks of auction exposure resulted in over 32,000 web views, 1,519 prospects, 29 showings, and 10 bidders.

Featuring a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Teton Range, Teton Skyline showcases rich hickory floors, vaulted wood ceilings, and natural stone to mimic the Rocky Mountain landscape beyond its walls of glass with more than 8,600 square feet of living, a wet bar and wine cellar, a theater and game room, separate guest quarters, and a multi-level deck.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, each closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit

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Test Simulation, Modeling Projects on AMD EPYC: No Cost Nor-Tech Trial

Nor-Tech, the leading complete HPC solution experts, just announced a no-cost, no-strings AMD EPYC trial for testing simulation and modeling projects.

Our clients are experiencing processing power that is comparable, if not superior to similar products at a significantly reduced cost. ”

— Nor-Tech Executive VP Jeff Olson

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., U.S., August 31, 2020 / — Nor-Tech, the leading complete HPC solution experts, just announced a no-cost, no-strings AMD EPYC trial for testing simulation and modeling projects. The trial allows users to chronicle the improved performance and cost/benefit of AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC processor before they commit–quantifying how AMD EPYC compares with what they are using now and other alternatives on the market in terms of performance/dollar.
The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC is a new breed of server processors with more power, smarter features and advanced security. It is an x86-architecture server processor based on 7nm technology. With double the core-density and optimizations to the IPC, the result is 2x the integer performance, and 4x the floating-point performance of AMD’s previous server product family.
With advanced security features and a silicon embedded security subsystem, the AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors help guard important data assets. They also help safeguard application privacy and integrity by enabling the encryption of each virtual machine and hypervisor using one of 509 available and unique encryption keys managed by a dedicated security processor.
Nor-Tech Executive Vice President Jeff Olson said, “Our clients have been deploying this processor with impressive results. They are experiencing processing power that is comparable, if not superior to similar products at a significantly reduced cost. Anyone that takes advantage of a demo will be able to see this for themselves.”
The easy demo cluster onboarding process is a coordination between Nor-Tech’s engineering staff and the user’s staff. Once the job is loaded into the cluster, the organization will quickly have the answers it needs in the form of actual graphs comparing past performance with performance on the AMD EPYC processor. When requested, Nor-Tech will sign a non-disclosure agreement.
To find out more and/or sign up for a demo, visit:
Read the 7002 datasheet at:
Nor-Tech is on CRN’s list of the top 40 Data Center Infrastructure Providers along with IBM, Oracle, Dell, and Supermicro and is also a member of Hyperion Research’s prestigious HPC Technical Computing Advisory Panel. The company is a high performance computer builder for 2015 and 2017 Nobel Physics Award-contending/winning projects. Nor-Tech engineers average 20+ years of experience. This strong industry reputation and deep partner relationships also enable the company to be a leading supplier of cost-effective Lenovo desktops, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks to schools and enterprises. All of Nor-Tech’s high performance technology is developed by Nor-Tech in Minnesota and supported by Nor-Tech around the world. The company is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. Nor-Tech holds the following contracts: Minnesota State IT, GSA, University of Wisconsin System, and NASA SEWP V. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit Full release at: For media inquiries, contact Jeanna Van Rensselar at Smart PR Communications; 630-363-8081.

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Whether Distance Learning or Learning in the Classroom, Academic Decline Could be a Sign of Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss may struggle with distance learning

Unfortunately, we continue to see children identified as having a learning disability when they actually have untreated hearing loss.”

— Catherine Palmer, Ph.D., president of the American Academy of Audiology

RESTON, VIRGINIA, USA, August 31, 2020 / — As parents and children across the U.S. get back to education, whether that will be in-person, virtual, or some mix of the two; the American Academy of Audiology recommends that parents and teachers pay close attention to children’s hearing ability. Education is primarily delivered through auditory input, whether in person or virtually, and even a mild hearing loss can impact a child’s success in school. Children with untreated hearing loss use more cognitive energy to understand what is being said or may appear to not be paying attention because they are missing what was said. A drop in academic performance could be a sign of hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, about two to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears. The total number of children with some type of hearing loss is unknown and many cases may go undiagnosed.

The American Academy of Audiology recommends that any parents concerned with an otherwise unexplained decline in their children’s academic performance or any sign of hearing loss should take them to an audiologist to have their hearing tested.

While most infants’ hearing is tested within hours of birth, hearing loss can be progressive and start in early childhood. In addition, ear infections and exposure to loud sounds as well as various illness can cause hearing loss.

“A child with minimal hearing loss may be missing a significant amount of the classroom discussion,” said Catherine Palmer, Ph.D., president of the American Academy of Audiology and professor, University of Pittsburgh and director of audiology for the UPMC Health System. “Unfortunately, we continue to see children identified as having a learning disability when they actually have untreated hearing loss. Hearing loss should always be ruled out when there are academic and speech and language issues. We want to treat the hearing loss first since untreated hearing loss can disrupt all aspects of educational success.” Palmer continued, “Virtual education is a new challenge. Parents and teachers will want to make sure that the auditory signal coming through the computer is good quality. The child’s audiologist can assist in connectivity from the computer audio signal directly to the hearing aids. For some children with hearing loss, the virtual environment may be preferable at this time because the teacher and other students don’t wear masks when interacting virtually.” Masks block the visual signal that assists a person with hearing loss in understanding speech. In the in-person environment, it will be ideal if teachers wear masks with a clear piece that allows visualization of the mouth.

Lack of hearing can lead to behavioral issues, lack of focus, even depression in children. Children with hearing loss often don’t recognize that they can’t hear and parents may not know the signs.

Here are some of the signs parents and teachers should look for:
• Child has difficulty following through with assignments and often doesn’t seem to
understand the task.
• Child often doesn’t understand questions and either does not respond or doesn’t respond appropriately.
• Child’s speech is different from other children the same age. He/she may struggle to pronounce simple words or is unable to repeat a phrase. May have problems articulating or may have language delays.
• Child often asks you to repeat things or watches your face intently trying to understand what you’re saying.
• Child has difficulty hearing on the phone.
• Child speaks loudly when not warranted.
• Child has chronic ear pain.
• Child often complains of noises he/she cannot identify.
• Child cannot keep up academically.
• Child appears exhausted at the end of the school day (more so than other children.)
• With distance learning, children with hearing loss may turn up the volume on the computer or headphones louder than expected for typical communication.

“Often parents and teachers don’t realize that a child’s behavior may be a sign of hearing loss,” Palmer explained. “If parents suspect an issue, they should have their child evaluated by an audiologist. Audiologists have the tools and training to identify hearing loss, degrees of hearing loss, and can recommend solutions for children of any age. Hearing clinics are open and have detailed protocols and safety measures during the pandemic.”

The American Academy of Audiology provides a list of licensed audiologists on its website: Click on “Find an Audiologist.”

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The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists. Representing the interests of approximately 14,000 audiologists nationwide, the Academy is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. For more information or to find an audiologist, go to


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