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Rally UHC Cycling Races “Inspired Bicycles” at Amgen Tour of California to Benefit UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

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  • Hand-painted, custom-designed bikes inspired by UnitedHealthcare
    Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) grant recipients to be auctioned live
    online during Amgen Tour of California
  • Auction site is live at rallyuhccycling.com/inspiredbikes
  • Proceeds to fund UHCCF medical grants that help children gain
    access to health-related services

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, the Rally
UHC Cycling
team will once again ride six “Inspired Bikes” to
benefit the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF). These
one-off, hand-painted Felt FR Disc race frames, adorned with top-end
race componentry, feature designs inspired by UHCCF grant recipients and
will be auctioned live online during the race.

These custom-artwork bikes can be viewed and are available for bidding
online now through Tuesday, May 21, at rallyuhccycling.com/inspiredbikes.
While priceless when considering what the auction represents – hope for
families and UHCCF’s dedication to helping families in need – the goal
is to raise more than $40,000 to help fund UHCCF medical grants for
families. UHCCF grants are awarded to families who need financial
assistance covering expenses for their children’s medical services or
equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health
insurance plans.

The art for the six one-of-a-kind pro-cycling bikes was inspired by the
imagination of UHCCF grant recipients who shared with the Rally UHC
Cycling design team some of their favorite things and future
aspirations. These stories were used to create a theme and custom name
for each bike in honor of each child.

“These bikes masterfully capture the inspirations of each grant child,
while representing UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s mission to
help children access medical services to improve their health,” said
Matt Peterson, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation president. “We are
thankful to partner again with Rally UHC Cycling on this project, which
continues to raise visibility and support for UnitedHealthcare
Children’s Foundation so we can continue to help more families.”

Six Rally UHC Cycling athletes will race on the bikes and showcase them
at the various host cities around California. See them in action during
live coverage on NBC Sports Network, NBC and the Tour Tracker App.

The bikes, riders and six children represented are:

  • “Music,” ridden by Nigel Ellsay for Chloe, age 10, from Atlanta;
  • “Biology,” ridden by Abby Mickey for Kaelyn, age 15, from Rexburg,
    Idaho;
  • “Greece,” ridden by Emerson Oronte for Laura, age 17 from Minnetonka,
    Minn.;
  • “Brick,” ridden by Brandon McNulty for Marcus, age 8, from West
    Jordan, Utah;
  • “Galaxy,” ridden by Kyle Murphy for Sarah, age 15, from Baltimore; and
  • “Tiger,” ridden by Emma White for Tony, age 17, from Minnetonka.

This year represents the 11th time the team has competed at
America’s premier stage race and its first year as the newly branded
Rally UHC Cycling team. It is the fourth consecutive year the team has
raced on unique bikes at the Amgen Tour of California to benefit UHCCF.

Throughout 10 stages over seven days, the men and women of Rally UHC
Cycling will compete against the world’s top pros, contesting mountain
roads, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. All told,
the 13 Rally UHC Cycling athletes (seven men, six women) will cover
954.6 miles.

“To raise awareness and money for such an important cause at our biggest
race is a great honor,” said Rally UHC Cycling creative director Sam
Wiebe. “We are grateful for the long-lasting partnership we’ve built
with UHCCF and for the opportunity to help so many deserving kids in the
process.”

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 19,500 grants valued at over $46
million to children and their families across the United States for
treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina
bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic
fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. Qualifying UHCCF
families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of
$10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as
physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services,
surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing
aids.

To bid on the bikes as part of the online auction and learn more about
each bike, visit rallyuhccycling.com/inspiredbikes.
For more information about UHCCF or to apply for a grant, visit uhccf.org.

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access
to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than
19,500 grants valued at over $46 million to children and their families
across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions
from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH)
employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit uhccf.org.

About Rally Health, Inc.
Rally Health, Inc. is a
consumer-centric digital health company that makes it easy for
individuals to take charge of their health and collaborates with health
plans, care providers, and employers to engage consumers. For more
information, visit rallyhealth.com.

About Circuit Sport
Circuit Sport takes a unique platform
approach to sports marketing and management that redefines what a
professional cycling team represents. Our teams are more than just a
collection of logos on a jersey – we passionately believe that riding a
bicycle can improve a person’s life. For more information, visit circuitsport.com.

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
Angela Richmond, 678-407-9370
angela_richmond@uhc.org

Rally UHC Cycling | Circuit Sport
Tom Soladay, 612-643-1164
tsoladay@circuitsport.com

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Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? – Matt Beaney (AutoTrader UK) present the solution at TCE2019 Prague

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Software release expert will present a keynote session at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

If you search online, you will find that continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are like vectors that have the same direction, but different magnitude. Their goal is the same: make our software development and release process faster and more robust.

The key difference between the three is in the scope of automation applied. What gets people who are new to the field confused is that they are not mutually exclusive, but include each other, like Russian dolls.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, you can hear more about the subject in a special keynote which will be presented by Matt Beaney, Service Transition at AutoTrader UK.

Matt has overseen Service Transition at AutoTrader UK for over 10 years, driving continual improvement of the release success rate from 85% to 99.8% and increasing the release rate from <600 to 15,000 per year. In Prague, he will tell you all about CD is right for you and your company.

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PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Sales Update for Retail Cannabis Operations Since Federal Legalization

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National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), Canada’slargest cannabis retailer1, today provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has achieved over $50 million in retail sales since legalization, with cumulative gross margin in excess of 31%. The Company is targeting to have 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019.

“NAC is rapidly growing its store count and revenue,” said Mark Goliger, CEO of NAC. “We have been granted 10 licenses in Alberta since the ending of the moratorium on May 31st, and we expect positive movement with our licence applications in British Columbia. We now have 30 stores open, with another 5 stores licensed and in development.  We expect continued revenue momentum as we roll out improved and streamlined store designs to enhance customer experience. With the recent filing of our final base shelf prospectus to provide us with flexible access to capital, we are confident in our ability to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to continue our leadership position in Canadian cannabis retail.”

The Company’s current portfolio of 35 licensed locations is split as follows:

  • 25 NewLeaf Cannabis™ stores in Alberta
  • 9 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ stores in Manitoba
  • 1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ store in Saskatchewan

The newest retail location opened August 20, 2019:
NewLeaf Cannabis – Falconridge
55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

Previous announcements regarding NAC’s retail store expansion may be found through the following links:

August 8, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licence to Open a New Retail Cannabis Store in Alberta for a Total of 35 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada and New Store Opening Update

July 30, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 34 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 25, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 32 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 3, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 30 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

May 31, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Responds to the AGLC Lifting the Moratorium on Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta

 

SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.

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The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners) at TCE2019 Prague

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Leading law expert and tech compliance advisor to moderate the AI-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

The future is almost here and there are more and more talks about AI being a key part of our daily life. But, it seems we are not quite there yet as most of the services that are available are not the real independent AI which is feared by many doomsday preachers.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together an artificial intelligence-related panel discussion which will highlight some of the most recent topics that are discussed in the sphere and can benefit many in the upcoming period.

The panel discussion will be joined by Andjela Todorovic (Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation), Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova), Aleksander Kijek (Chief Product Officer at Nethone) and last but not least, Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

The futuristic thinking panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor at WH Partners.

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About Dr. Robert Skalina

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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