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MyndYou Teams up with Mizuho Information & Research Institute to Detect Changes in Cognitive Function in Senior Adults in Japan

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The Digital Health company MyndYou recently secured its Seed round of
financing from Howard L. Morgan, Amplifyher Ventures, Female Founders
Fund, Impact 1st and more.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI–MyndYou and Mizuho Information & Research Institute (MHIR) have entered
into a partnership agreement to conduct a joint PoC in the Japanese
Market to improve quality of life and prolong independence of senior
adults. The companies aim to commercialize the service by the end of
FY2019.

MHIR will leverage MyndYou’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform,
which passively detects changes in cognitive function of individuals
through voice. The platform then delivers actionable insights to care
providers. MyndYou’s full solution allows for detection of changes in
cognitive function through passive tracking of voice and additional
parameters such as walking, driving and daily activities.

This partnership is announced on the heels of MyndYou’s Seed financing
round, led by Howard L. Morgan, with participation by Amplifyher
Ventures, Female Founders Fund and additional investors. MyndYou’s Seed
round brings its financing to-date to $2.1 Million.

The company entered the US market last year and is expanding services to
Physician Practices, ACOs, Home Health Companies and Rehabilitation
Companies.

“As a growing NY-based company with proprietary technology developed in
Tel Aviv, we have partnered with MHIR to further the global potential
for MyndYou,” says Ruth Polikaine, CEO of MyndYou. “Now, the senior
adult population in Japan will have access to a technology that can not
only reduce readmission rates, but also prolong their independence,
while providing them with personalized, data-driven remote care.”

“The number of dementia patients in Japan has reached 4.62 million and
is expected to increase even further to seven million, which equals to
one in five seniors over 65, in 2025. The disease has become an
important problem not only for the medical field but also for the entire
Japanese society※1. As in many cases, individuals with
dementia receive the diagnosis only after the symptoms have progressed.
Making a diagnosis and providing adequate care in the early stage is
necessary.” says Hitoshi Morio, Joint General Manager, Innovation &
Strategy Division, Mizuho Information & Research.
“However, the
number of opportunities to grasp changes in cognitive function in the
early stage has declined with the increase of single- person households
and the decrease of chances to interact with others. We see a big
opportunity to change that through the partnership with MyndYou.”

※1 ”White Paper on Aging Society/ 2016” by the
Cabinet of Japan

About MHIR
With IT as its core
technology, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (MHIR) is a
professional organization with approximately 4,700 employees that
provides assistance to corporations in increasing their corporate value
through consulting, system integration and outsourcing services. Our
consulting services provide high-quality solutions to customers, with
experts in four distinct fields looking one step into the future:
socioeconomics, telecommunications, environmental energy and science.
MHIR
is one of core group companies of Mizuho Financial Group.

About MyndYou
The MyndYou artificial
intelligence (AI) platform was designed to revolutionize
cognitive-driven care. Through groundbreaking analytics of speech and
day-to-day activity patterns of older adults collected through remote
care sessions and a seamless monitoring app, MyndYou detects subtle
changes in cognitive functioning that activates care adjustments and
timely interventions. With passive and continuous monitoring, AI-driven
actionable insights, and seamless integration into today’s care methods,
MyndYou empowers clinicians to deliver personalized care that
revolutionizes patient engagement, reduces healthcare costs, and
improves quality of life.

Contacts

For inquiries, please contact:
Ruth Poliakine
CEO
MyndYou
ruth@myndyou.com

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IMCC Appoints Yaron Berger as CEO of IMC Holdings

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IM Cannabis Corp. (the “Company” or “IMCC”) (CSE: IMCC), one of the world’s pioneering medical cannabis companies with operations across Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yaron Berger as Chief Executive Officer of I.M.C. Holdings Ltd. (“IMC“), the Company’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary in IsraelOren Shuster will remain the Chief Executive Officer of IM Cannabis Corp.

Mr. Berger brings more than 10 years of experience in various senior roles both in public and private sectors, leading large-scale operations. Most recently, Mr. Berger was the Chief Executive Officer of Telepharma Ltd. (“Telepharma,” doing business as epharma), a leading wholesaler, direct marketer of prescription drugs and chain of pharmacies in Israel. At Telepharma, among other accomplishments, Mr. Berger re-branded its digital platform and transformed the customer experience. As an early entrant into the medical cannabis sector, Mr. Berger also established Greenpharma under Telepharma, a full-service distributor, patient counselling service provider and online resource for medical cannabis patients in Israel. Prior to his experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Mr. Berger served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Police Academy and spent over 20 years in the Israeli Air Force, most recently as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMCC said “Yaron is uniquely qualified to lead our Israeli operations under the new medical cannabis regulatory regime, which requires a high level of engagement and education for the country’s pharmacists on the benefits of medical cannabis. Yaron was an early mover in identifying the opportunity in medical cannabis and we are very excited to benefit from his expertise in the pharmacy channel to maintain IMC’s status as a leading medical cannabis brand in Israel.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the IMC team, who I have known as a leader in the medical cannabis market in Israel over the past ten years,” said Mr. Berger. “The IMC brand is synonymous with quality and innovation. The new medical cannabis reform in Israel presents a significant opportunity for the Company and the IMC brand to further elevate its market position as the preferred medical cannabis brand for physicians, pharmacists and patients.”

 

SOURCE IM Cannabis Corp.

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LCBO’s bottom line proves privatized alcohol sales a bad idea: OPSEU’s Thomas

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The LCBO’s latest profits show the Crown corporation’s value to the people of Ontario, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said Friday.

In its 2018/2019 annual report released Thursday, the LCBO is reporting earnings of $2.37 billion on total revenue of $6.39 billion.

Thomas said those profits go to the provincial government and pay for vital public services like health, education and highways.

“This is why the Ford government should rethink allowing corner stores and grocery stores to sell more alcohol,” said Thomas.  “Is saving folks a 10 minute drive in some cases worth jeopardizing their health care?”

OPSEU represents LCBO workers and Thomas says these frontline professionals deserve the credit for the corporation’s continued success.

“The reason the LCBO is the gold standard in selling alcohol responsibly is because of OPSEU members who make sure alcohol isn’t sold to minors or intoxicated people,” said Thomas.

“They also provide customer service that is second to none and they’re the ones who have made the LCBO a success story.”

As he read the LCBO report, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida reflected on the Ford government’s decision to take the sale of legalized cannabis away from the Crown Corporation.

“Think of what the LCBO’s profits would have been if Premier Ford hadn’t scrapped the plan of the former Liberal government?” said Almeida.   “I’ve put together a lot of budgets and I know how tough an exercise it is.”

“It still makes me shake my head that a government that claimed it had catastrophic financial problems would turn down massive amounts of revenue and go on the misguided course that the Conservatives took. Really? Wow.”

Almeida says municipalities who voted to opt out of Doug Ford’s foolish cannabis privatization plan should stand firm and demand a responsible plan.

“The LCBO continues to prove it’s the best option to keep controlled substances out of the hands of minors,” said Almeida.  “Municipalities and Ontarians in general should continue to demand a responsible plan and just say no to Doug’s. After all, a little competition wouldn’t be a bad thing would it?”

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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Base Oil Market Worth $39.6 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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According to the new market research report Base Oil Market by Group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Group V), Application (Automotive Oil, Industrial Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Grease, Metalworking Fluid), Region (North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificSouth America, MEA) – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets, the Base Oil Market is projected to grow from USD 33.7 billion in 2019 to USD 39.6 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2024. The growing demand for high-grade oils in the automotive industry, as well as the increasing GDP in Asia Pacific driven by increasing industrial activities are key factors fuelling the growth of the base oil market across the globe.

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Group II segment to lead the base oil industry from 2019 to 2024

Based on group, the base oil market has been segmented into Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V. The Group II segment accounted for the major share of the market in 2018. Group II base oil can be employed in a multitude of applications, such as marine and gas engines, in trunk piston engine oils, and other applications in the base oil industry. The high consumption of Group II base oil is mainly attributed to its higher performance and affordability in comparison to the other groups of base oil. Thus, the Group II segment is likely to lead the market during the forecast period.

Automotive oil application segment to lead the base oil market during the forecast period

Based on application, the automotive oil segment led the base oil industry in 2018. This segment is also expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to the rise of the automotive sector in developing countries, such as India and China. Population growth in the Asia Pacific region is increasing the demand for automobiles, which is, in turn, driving the market for automotive oils.

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Asia Pacific base oil market projected to witness the highest CAGR

Among regions, the Asia Pacific base oil market is projected to register the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2024. IndiaChinaIndonesia, and Japan are key countries contributing to the increased demand for lubricants, and in effect base oil, in this region. Increasing GDP led by the rising industrial activities in Asia Pacific has increased the demand for base oil in the region. The growth of transportation, power generation, mining, and other sectors is also responsible for the rise in demand for base oil in the Asia Pacific region.

Chevron Corporation (US), Exxon Mobil Corporation (US), S-OIL Corporation (South Korea), Motiva Enterprises LLC (US), SK innovation Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), Neste Oyj (Finland), AVISTA OIL AG (Germany), Nynas AB (Sweden), Repsol S.A. (Spain), Ergon, Inc. (US), Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (US), H&R Group (Germany), Sinopec Corp. (China), PetroChina Company Limited (China), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE), PT Pertamina (Persero) (Indonesia), Phillips 66 (US), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (Malaysia), GRUPA LOTOS S.A. (Poland), Sepahan Oil (Iran), GS Caltex Corporation (South Korea), and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited or HPCL (India) are some of the leading players operating in the Base Oil Market. These players have adopted the strategies of agreements, expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, contracts, investments, and divestments to enhance their position in the market.

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