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Skechers Set to Outfit Top Women Golfers as Official Footwear Partner of 2019 European Solheim Cup Team

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers has been named the official footwear sponsor of the European
Solheim Cup Team for the 2019 tournament in Gleneagles, Scotland. At the
heart of this partnership is a special Skechers GO GOLF Pro 2™ Solheim
Cup colorway that will be exclusively worn by a selection of Team Europe
women. In addition, caddies, coaches, and officials will be outfitted in
Skechers footwear at the September tournament.

“It’s a pleasure to partner once again with the European Solheim Cup
Team,” said Marvin Bernstein, managing partner of Skechers S.à.r.l.
“From the pros winning tournaments in Skechers GO GOLF® to the casual
players who wear our award-winning footwear on the course, golfers
everywhere have come to love the innovative designs and unparalleled
comfort we deliver in every pair. We’re confident that competing in
Skechers GO GOLF will help the European women play their best game.”

“We are delighted to join with Skechers as our Official Footwear Partner
for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team,” said European Solheim Cup
director Polly Clark. “The styling, performance and comfort the brand
offers made the selection process an easy one.”

European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew said: “I love to wear
Skechers GO Golf as the footwear is so comfortable, which is especially
important at The Solheim Cup, where the players can walk up to five
rounds in three days. I know that the shoes will perform in all
conditions and that the players will be able to focus totally on their
games.”

Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs,
Skechers Performance GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf
category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and
training collections. The Skechers Performance GO GOLF apparel line
offers athletes comfort and freedom of movement through a wide
assortment of styles constructed with innovative moisture-wicking
fabrics in a variety of colors for both men and women.

The roster of elite golfers wearing Skechers GO GOLF on tour includes
Colin Montgomerie, Russell Knox, Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson, Wesley
Bryan, and Billy Andrade. Skechers Performance GO GOLF is available at
select Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail
partners, including specialty golf pro shops.

About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170
countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores,
more than 3,060 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail
stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its
international business through a network of global distributors, joint
venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned
subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin
America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and
follow us on FacebookInstagram,
and Twitter.

About the Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf
with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial,
trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best European
players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the best U.S. players
from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. The Solheim
Cup is named in honour of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten
Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the
Solheim family, in conjunction with the LET and the LPGA, developed the
concept and became the title sponsor for the Solheim Cup, professional
golf’s international match-play competition for women. Today, the global
partners of The Solheim Cup are PING, Scotland, The Home of Golf, and
Rolex. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most
prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The
Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional
golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in the sport
have happened during past Solheim Cups and berths on the European and
U.S. teams are highly sought-after by players from both organisations.
The 2017 Solheim Cup took place on August 14-20, at Des Moines Country
Club in Iowa, United States. The U.S. Team retained the coveted
Waterford Crystal trophy by 16 ½ to 11 ½ points. For more information
log on to www.solheimcup.com.

About EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events.
By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events
EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and
boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information
about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org.
Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the
national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism
destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and
brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland. For more information
about VisitScotland see www.visitscotland.org or
for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com.

About the Ladies European Tour

The Ladies European Tour (LET) is headquartered at the Buckinghamshire
Golf Club near London and celebrates women’s golf on a global stage.
Since its formation in 1978, the Ladies European Tour has crowned more
than 250 different winners and 700 championship trophies have been
lifted as players from nearly 30 different countries have won on the
Tour. The LET operates tournaments across the continents and The Solheim
Cup, which has been played 15 times biannually since 1990, has become
one of the biggest female sporting events in the world. The LET Access
Series is the official developmental tour and bridges the gap from
amateur to professional golf, giving young players the opportunity to
gain valuable competitive experience and progress onto the main
professional tour.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include,
without limitation, Skechers’ future domestic and international growth,
financial results and operations including expected net sales and
earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its
products, its planned domestic and international expansion, opening of
new stores and additional expenditures, and advertising and marketing
initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
forward-looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,”
“estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,”
“will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words
with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause
or contribute to such differences include international economic,
political and market conditions including the challenging consumer
retail markets in the United States; sustaining, managing and
forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant
customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of
order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs
and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense
competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the
highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating,
identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends,
consumer demand for the products and the various market factors
described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and
holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by
reference in Skechers’ annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2018 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three
months ended March 31, 2019. The risks included here are not exhaustive.
Skechers operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing
environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot
predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact
of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to
which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to
differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking
statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual
results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an
indication of future performance.

Contacts

Brett Worth
brettw@eu.skechers.com
01707
655 955

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Strainprint™ Technologies Welcomes Organic Medical Cannabis Producer to Growing List of Subscribers

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Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd, the leader in cannabis data and analytics is pleased to expand their nation-wide coverage with the addition of Stewart Farms.

Stewart Farms is a late-stage applicant headquartered in Alberta that is building a 100,000 sq. ft. vertical aquaponics farm in Saint StephensNew Brunswick. They will be utilizing automation, vertical farming, and land-based aquaculture to produce medical grade organic cannabis for both recreational and medical markets in Canada. All of their products will be free of herbicides, pesticides and synthetic nutrients. At full capacity, they will reach more than 10,000 kgs per year of organically farmed cannabis and more than 200,000 kgs of organic tilapia.

Stewart Farms’ long term vision is to deliver tools and products to support  future customers and patients during their health and wellness journeys. “Through our partnership with Strainprint we gain direct access to their incomparable data and analytics tools. This will aid us in educating a wider audience on the medical benefits and best practices of cannabis-based medicine,” said Tanner Stewart, Co-founder & CEO of Stewart Farms. “We know our customers are looking to consume more than dried cannabis. We know Canadians of all legal ages are trying to sort through their personal engagement with cannabis as a medicine. What we want to know, on an ongoing basis, is what is and is not working for people. Strainprint’s patient-led data services will give us the insight needed to create custom products and further understand the benefits of our existing products. Finally, our goal is to partner with companies and teams that truly have people’s best interest at heart. Caring about a patient’s success is what makes up the core of the Strainprint team. We couldn’t be happier to move forward with them at our side.”

Stewart Farms will access the Strainprint Analytics web platform, the most sophisticated cannabis analytics platform available to improve product development. Strainprint Analytics is built on top of the largest and most granular scientific data set of its kind in the world, with more than 1.3 million anonymized, patient reported medical cannabis outcomes and more than 65 million data points on strain efficacy.

“We’re thrilled to provide our real-time, crowd sourced data to an environmentally conscious company that uses innovative, cutting edge farming technology to produce top-tier medical cannabis,” said Strainprint CEO, Andrew Muroff. “Our organizations are equally committed to improving lives using cannabis therapy, and our shared core motivation is to provide guidance and support to help cannabis patients achieve their health goals.”

 

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Field Trip Ventures Inc. Retains KCSA Strategic Communications as Public Relations Counsel

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Greenery Map, the world’s first and only cannabis search engine to allow users to search for cannabis products based on their desired mood, medicinal use, and method of consumption, is now offering users – both businesses and consumers – the opportunity to register and connect to the app in an entirely mobile way. Previously, businesses were required to access GreeneryMap.com from a desktop in order to manage accounts and connect to the inventory API system, but that road block has been removed, allowing for an entirely mobile experience through the Greenery Map app.

App users turn to Greenery Map to help them decide on the strain of Cannabis and product that is right for them depending on their desired mood or medicinal effect. Following the matching, consumers are given a detailed history and description of the strain so that they can make educated purchases, cutting down on time that budtenders need to spend with patrons and speeding up the purchase process. Consumers can then see all of the ways to purchase said product, including the nearby dispensaries that have it in stock, online options, and even delivery options through the app. Greenery Map fully integrates with a dispensary’s inventory API system to update in real-time and give consumers real-time information on dispensary stock for the item they are looking for. The Greenery Map system also provides cannabis businesses in both the B2B and B2C sectors a private database to share and sell information and products. For Cannabis businesses, Greenery Map also offers the opportunity to open bank and merchant accounts through their partnership with PayHouse Consulting Group.

 

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WeBank, IBM and Other Organizations Jointly Held the 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning in conjunction with IJCAI 2019

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Once a concept, AI is now ushering in a key stage of application. What’s the solution to the data silos among businesses? Given the enhanced regulation on data at home and abroad, what’s the solution to data privacy and security concerns? What’s the status quo of Federated Machine Learning and how to establish an ecosystem for FML in the future?

WeBank, IBM and other organizations jointly held the 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning for User Privacy and Data Confidentiality (FML’19) in conjunction with the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19) on Aug. 12, 2019, to further discussion on these issues.

President of IJCAI, Chair of FML Steering Committee, Chief AI Officer of WeBank Professor Qiang Yang delivered opening remarks at the workshop. Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad from IBM and Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google presented keynote addresses. In the panel discussion, top scholars from WeBank, Bar-Ilan University, IBM, Squirrel AI, Google, Huawei, Clustar, Sinovation Ventures and many other renowned enterprises and universities shared and discussed their findings and experience in FML as an emerging AI technology.

This workshop received 40 papers, of which 12 were presented during the workshop, 19 presented via poster. Awards include Best Theory Paper Award, Best Application Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best Presentation Award. Selected high quality papers will be invited for publication in a special issue in the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal. All these attracted numerous scholars to engage in discussions and join efforts for building the FML ecosystem.

Experts from IBM and Google Share Groundbreaking Findings with a Focus on the Theory and Application of FML

Privacy and security are becoming a key concern in our digital age. On 25th May last year, the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the EU, the toughest Act on data privacy protection, stressed that user data collection must be open and transparent. A series of laws and regulations from China and overseas also pose new challenges to the traditional way of handling data and model for cooperation. Seeking ways for AI to adapt to this new reality became top priority, a demand that led to this workshop on FML.

A wealth of solutions and breakthroughs were shared by Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad from IBM and Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google in their speech on FML.

Besides how FML can help tackle challenges in the business world, Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad also shared the concept of Fusion AI, which means to train models on widely distributed data sets, but fuse them to produce one equivalent to what centralized training would yield. “Unlike traditional machine learning, in Fusion AI, model parameters are shared and data is not transferred, which makes Fusion AI model better than models that moving data centrally.” Given the widely distributed data, the development of Fusion AI and FML became ever important and imminent.

“FML enables machine learning engineers and data scientists to work productively with decentralized data with privacy by default,” said Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google. He also shared with us how FML works and its use cases at Google. In the case of Gboard, as on-device data is privacy sensitive or large or is more relevant than server-side proxy data, and labels can be inferred naturally via user interaction, the application of Federated RNN compared to prior n-gram model can increase the accuracy of next-word prediction by 24%, and the click rate of prediction strip by 10%.

Major Figure Panelists Discuss the Way Ahead for FML

The moderator of the panel discussion, AI Principal Scientist of WeBank Dr. Lixin Fan joined panelists including Professor Benny Pinkas from Bar-Ilan University, Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad of IBM Academy of Technology, Chief Architect of Squirrel AI Dr. Richard Tong, Research Scientist of Google Dr. Jakub Konečný, Dr. Baofeng Zhang from CTO Office of CBG Software in Huawei, Executive VP of Clustar Dr. Junxue Zhang, VP of AI Institute in Sinovation Ventures Dr. Ji Feng and other experts in a host of in-depth exchanges with attendees, to shed light on the way ahead for FML.

Experts shared thoughts in the panel discussion on questions including but not limited to: How to meet the security and compliance requirements? Is there a way to extend the value of data while observing user privacy and data security? Given the classic trade-off between data regulation and development of AI, how to achieve the long-term goal of establishing a stable and win-win business ecosystem?

List of Award-Winners

Best Theory Paper Award, Best Application Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award and Best Presentation Award selected by all attendees were announced at the closing of the workshop.

Best Theory Paper Award: 
Preserving User Privacy for Machine Learning: Local Differential Privacy or Federated Machine Learning? By Huadi Zheng, Haibo Hu & Ziyang Han;

Best Application Paper Award: 
FedHealth: A Federated Transfer Learning Framework for Wearable Healthcare. By Yiqiang ChenJindong WangChaohui YuWen Gao & Xin Qin;

Best Student Paper Award: 
Quantifying the Performance of Federated Transfer Learning. By Qinghe JingWeiyan Wang, Junxue Zhang, Han Tian & Kai Chen;

Best Presentation Award: 
Federated Generative Privacy. By Aleksei Triastcyn and Boi Faltings.

President of IJCAI, Chief AI Officer of WeBank Professor Qiang Yang, Chief Architect of Squirrel AI Dr. Richard TongandVP of AI Institute in Sinovation Ventures Dr. Ji Feng presented the awards.

“The mission of this International Federated Machine Learning Workshop is to facilitate further understanding in the academia, business community as well as legal and regulatory institutions by promoting the establishment of FML ecosystem in the hope that more businesses will join and build a platform for students aspired to work in FML to find research teams that suit them,” said Professor Qiang Yang.

Held Aug. 10-16, 2019 in Macao, China, IJCAI-19 is one of the leading International Academic Conference on AI, attracting over 3000 AI research personnel and experts. The 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning (FML’19) was a highlight for experts joining this event. Visionaries in the academia and industrial sector expressed the willingness to be part of the effort for academic research, application of FML in the future, and the development and boom of AI ecosystem.

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