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Citizens Bank and Military Warriors Support Foundation Present Home to Military Veteran

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Mortgage-free home in Cleveland Heights presented to Pepinrivera
family during key ceremony today

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities it
serves, Citizens Bank has again partnered with Military Warriors Support
Foundation (MWSF) to donate a newly renovated, mortgage-free home to a
deserving veteran and his family.

The Cleveland Heights home – renovated by Citizens Bank colleagues and
donated by the bank to Military Warriors Support Foundation’s
Homes4WoundedHeroes program – was presented today to Retired Sergeant
First Class Charlie Pepinrivera, who honorably served his country in
Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Inspired by his desire to make a
difference and defend his country, Charlie enlisted in the Puerto Rico
National Guard in 1993 and he entered active service in 1998. For his
service, Charlie has received numerous awards and commendations
including the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the
Combat Action Badge.

“We are proud to honor Charlie’s brave service by providing him with a
home that has been refurbished with pride and great care,” said Brad
Conner, vice chairman and head of Consumer Banking, Citizens Bank. “Our
colleagues are committed to supporting the communities where we live and
work, and we are truly excited to have helped renovate this home for
Charlie and his family.”

“It is a privilege and an honor to award a mortgage-free home to Charlie
and his family,” said Kathy Feeney, Executive Advisor of Housing
Initiatives with Military Warriors Support Foundation. “This amazing
opportunity doesn’t get to happen by itself. Together, with donors like
Citizens Bank, we are given the opportunity to serve those who have
served for us.”

Charlie and his wife Maribel and their 6 children: Joseph, Mariela,
Joyce, Gabriel, Joimar and Jonnel will be relocating from San Antonio,
Texas to be closer to family in Cleveland. During their time in Texas,
the Pepinrivera family has been very active in their community and has
volunteered their efforts to feed the homeless; provide clothing and
school materials for children; and spread happiness and cheer to others
through inspiring music. They look forward to playing an active role in
their new community.

More than 100 Citizens Bank colleagues have donated more than 2000 hours
volunteering on various projects to improve the house. Citizens Bank
colleagues donated their time and talents, as well as items for the home
and gift cards for various stores in the area.

This donation represents a long-term commitment the bank has made to
give back to the communities it serves through its Citizens Helping
Citizens initiative. Citizens Helping Citizens Provide Shelter is one
component of this program. During the past five years, Citizens Bank
partnered with Military Warriors Support Foundation to donate homes to
military families in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan.

Since 2010, Military Warriors Support Foundation has awarded over 840
mortgage-free homes through their Homes4WoundedHeroes program, and has
assisted combat wounded veterans, Gold Star Spouses and their families
in paying off over $20 million in debt through their family and
financial mentorship.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest
financial institutions, with $161.3 billion in assets as of March 31,
2019. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad
range of retail and commercial banking products and services to
individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large
corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their
potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order
to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking,
Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and
online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of
approximately 2,900 ATMs and approximately 1,100 branches in 11 states
in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking
products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings,
wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking,
Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a
full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending
and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and
interest rate products, and asset finance. More information is available
at www.citizensbank.com or
visit us on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

About Military Warriors Support Foundation

Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity,
founded by LTG. Leroy Sisco (Ret), in 2007. Their mission is to provide
support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition
for our nation’s combat wounded military heroes, Gold Star Spouses and
their families. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership,
recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership
development. Through their programs, they award mortgage-free homes and
payment-free vehicles to combat wounded military heroes and unmarried
Gold Star Spouses. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families
receive family and financial mentoring. For more information, visit MilitaryWarriors.org,
Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram.

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Contacts

Rory Sheehan (Citizens)
781 655 3931
Rory.p.sheehan@citizensbank.com

Ashley Clyne (Military Warriors)
817.320.6624
Ashley@militarywarriors.org

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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.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

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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