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Shutterstock Announces Top Creative Trends for 2020
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Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today launched its ninth annual Creative Trends Report, identifying global and local trends that will influence design aesthetics and visual culture in 2020.

According to eMarketer, growth in average daily time spent with video increased by 11% among users in 2018, making it the fastest-growing digital media activity. The increasing consumption of visual media challenges brands to keep up with sharing compelling visual content that engages their target audience. This report provides data-led insights for brands, marketers and creatives to keep their content fresh and relevant, and to drive better performance for their marketing campaigns.

The three major creative trends for 2020 include:

  • The Roaring 2020s – a century after the loud and lavish 1920s, the look that defined an era is back and on the center stage globally in 2020. Searches for “gold pattern” are up 4223% year-over-year and ”20s retro” saw an increase of 189% from the previous year.
  • Occulture – alternative faiths and age-old beliefs are enchanting Millennials, Gen Z and Gen Alpha, showing renewed interest in mainstream channels and on social media networks in particular. Customers are searching for keywords like “magic” and “spiritual” an impressive 525% and 289% more respectively over last year.
  • In Full Bloom – forget elegant arrangements and delicate displays. The floral visuals of tomorrow are big, bright and in full bloom. The 141% surge in searches for “flowerscape” and 136% uptick for “bloom” make this a vivid trend for the year ahead.

“This year’s data points toward the pursuit of meaning, happiness, and opportunity in new  creative projects—traits that may be reflective of the uncertainty in our climate and the year ahead,” said Lou Weiss, CMO at Shutterstock. “The analysis, which is grounded in data from billions of keyword searches made by marketers, social media managers, video producers and designers, provides a glimpse into the creative trends that we expect to engage consumers on a much bigger scale. It also serves as a source of inspiration for our customers and contributors as they develop creative projects in 2020.”

In addition to the three major trends, the report outlines local favorites in 25 countries around the world, as well as five rising trends that promise to gain traction in 2020. Rising trends range from design mainstays like “minimalistic black” and traditional arts including “Chinese ink painting” to elegant photography and modernized visuals such as “wild life” and sports photography. This year’s report not only offers hand-curated collections for each of the trends from Shutterstock images, video and music, but also includes images from Offset and Shutterstock Editorial as well.

The annual report analyzes data gathered over a 12-month period from billions of customer searches for images, footage, and music content. The data, combined with analysis from Shutterstock’s internal visual intelligence panel pinpoint patterns and styles that have the potential to stand out. As themes emerge, the panel confers to determine the trends they expect to command creative projects in 2020.

Explore the full 2020 Creative Trends Report here.

 

SOURCE Shutterstock, Inc.

 

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Nutritional High Announces Settlement of Payables and Update on Psychedelic Sciences Corp Acquisition.

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – August 4, 2020) – Nutritional High International Inc. (CSE: EAT) (OTC Pink: SPLIF) (“Nutritional High” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce settlement of trade payables and an update regarding the acquisition of Psychedelic Sciences Corp (“PSC“).

The Company announces that trade creditors representing CAD $1,159,936 have entered into settlement agreements with the Company to convert such amounts owed into 44,253,582 Units at a deemed price of $0.025 per Unit. Each Unit being comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant“) with each Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share of the Company at any time on or before December 31, 2020 at a price of $0.05 per share The shares issuable under this conversion will be issued under National Instrument 45-106 and are subject to a 4-month hold.

The payable settlement agreements represent approximately half of the Company’s total corporate payables excluding its subsidiary Calyx Brands.

“We are pleased to have reached a settlement of these payables and would like to thank all parties for their cooperation and support” stated John Durfy, CEO of Nutritional High. This is an important part of our strategic review and helps in our effort to improve our capital structure.”

$730,547.13 of the debt being settled is held by related parties of the Company. Branson Corporate Services Ltd., a corporate services firm in which Adam Szweras, one of the directors of the Company, and his spouse own more than 10% received 2,806,120 units, bringing Branson Corporate Services Ltd.’s ownership position from nil to 0.6% on an undiluted basis and 1.2% on a partially diluted basis. L+G LLP (JRG Attorneys at Law, California) a law firm of which Aaron Johnson, a director of the Company, is one of three partners, received 14,893,580 units, bringing L+G LLP ‘s ownership position from nil to 3.2% on an undiluted basis and 6.2% on a partially diluted basis. FMI Capital Advisory Inc., a financial advisory firm of which Adam Szweras is a director, received 4,000,000 units, bringing FMI Capital Advisory Inc.’s ownership position from 1.5% to 2.2% on an undiluted basis and 3.4% on a partially diluted basis. Brian Presement, a director of the Company received 158,828 units. Unite Communications Corp., a communications company which is controlled by Brian Presement received 284,131 units. Plexus Cybermedia Inc., a data driven investor marketing firm of which Brian Presement holds one-third of the shares and is a director received 7,079,306 units, bringing Plexus Cybermedia Inc.’s ownership position from 0.12% to 1.6% on an undiluted basis and 3.1% on a partially diluted basis. The Company relied upon the exemptions in sections 5.5(b) (Issuer Not Listed on Specified Markets) and 5.7(1)(a) (Fair Market Value Not More Than 25 Per Cent of Market Capitalization) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101. The material change report will be filed less than 21 days before the closing date of the debt restructuring, but believes that this shorter period is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances as the Company wishes to improve its financial position by reducing its accrued liabilities as soon as possible.

Update on Acquisition of PSC

PSC has completed it’s financing efforts and closing of the acquisition is expected to be completed shortly following receipt of satisfaction of the remaining conditions precedent.

PSC is moving ahead with Rangsit University (“RSU”) to identify which cactai strains will grow most rapidly while maximising mescaline output. In addition, Nutritional High’s science team is working with PSC and RSU to design a whole plant trial to determine the efficacy of micro-dosing psychedelic cactai.

With regard to Psilocybin related research and development, RSU and PSC are developing a trial which will be undertaken upon a successful de-scheduling of Psilocybin in Thailand.

About Nutritional High International Inc.

Nutritional High is focused on developing and manufacturing branded products in the cannabis industry, with a specific focus on edibles and oil extracts for medical and adult recreational use. The Company works exclusively in jurisdictions where such activity is permitted and regulated by state law. Nutritional High has brought its flagship FLÏ™ edibles and vape product lines from production to market in various markets including Colorado where its award winning FLÏ™ products are manufactured by Palo Verde, LLC. The Company signed a purchase agreement for Palo Verde and is awaiting regulatory approval. In California, the Company distributes products through its wholly owned distributor Calyx Brands Inc. For updates on the Company’s activities and highlights of the Company’s press releases and other media coverage, please follow Nutritional High on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit www.nutritionalhigh.com.

For further information, please contact:

Robert Wilson
Chief Financial Officer
Nutritional High International Inc.
416-666-4005
Email: rwilson@nutritionalhigh.com

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR OTC MARKETS GROUP INC., NOR THEIR REGULATIONS SERVICES PROVIDERS HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Risks that may have an impact on the ability for these events to be achieved include completion of due diligence, negotiation of definitive agreements and receipt of applicable approvals. Forward looking statements in this press release include statements regarding the closing of the acquisition of PSC and the timing thereof Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such assumptions will prove to be correct. We assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

The Company’s securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States or “U.S. Persons”, as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in the United States or any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Company disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking information expressed in this press release include, but are not limited to: obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals including acquiring and renewing U.S. state, local or other licenses, the uncertainty of existing protection from U.S. federal or other prosecution, regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. state-law legalization, market and general economic conditions of the cannabis sector or otherwise.

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BioHarvest Sciences Inc.’s CEO to Host Zoom Video Conference Today, August 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 4, 2020) – BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (the “Company”, “BioHarvest”)  would like to invite its shareholders and the general public to join Ilan Sobel, newly appointed CEO for a Zoom Video Conference TODAY August 4th, 2020 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time. The CEO will be unveiling publicly the Company’s Growth Strategy and will be available to answer questions with the attendance of Dr. Zaki Rakib, President and Chairman of the Board and, Dr. Yochi Hagay, CTO. Please click the following link to JOIN the conference: BHSC: Zoom Video Conference.

Ilan Sobel, CEO: “The merger of Canna-V-Cell and BioHarvest Ltd. earlier this year has created great opportunities for the Company to leverage its proprietary BioFarming Technology towards the Nutraceutical and Cannabis Verticals. I am looking forward to sharing BioHarvest’s Growth Strategy today with our shareholders and build their confidence in our ability to EXECUTE on this Strategy. I am committed to improve our communication with our shareholders and to the public in general and look forward to a quality dialogue. Please Join us!”

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About BioHarvest Sciences Inc.

Based in Vancouver BC, BioHarvest Sciences Inc. is the developer and exclusive owner of the proprietary and patent protected Biofarming technology. It is the first and only industrial large-scale plant cell growth technology capable of directly and constantly producing the active plant ingredients without the necessity to grow the plant itself. The technology has been already validated by Vinia™, the red grapes cells functional food/dietary supplement produced and sold by BioHarvest. By adapting this technology to the Cannabis plant, and building adequate cells production capacity, BioHarvest Sciences Inc.’s objective is to become the leading supplier of Cannabis for both the medicinal and recreational legal use. See the following hyperlink for a visual description of our Biofarming technology: BHSC’s Biofarming Technology.

BioHarvest Sciences Inc.

Dr. Zaki Rakib
President and Chairman of the Board

For further information, please contact:

Dave Ryan, VP Investor Relations & Director
Phone: 1 (604) 622-1186
Email: dave@bioharvest.com

Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. The Company cautions that all forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Neither Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Osoyoos Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – August 4, 2020) – Osoyoos Cannabis Inc. (CSE: OSO) (“Osoyoos” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement“) of up to 20,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units“), at a price of $0.05 per Unit, for gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000.

Each Unit will consist of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share“) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant“). Each full Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional Common Share for a period of twenty-four months from the date of issuance (the “Expiry Date“) at a price of $0.15 per Common Share. Furthermore, the Company will have the right to accelerate the Expiry Date to be thirty days following written notice to the holders, if during the term of the Warrants the Common Shares close at or above $0.20 per Common Share on each trading day for a period of ten consecutive trading days on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Proceeds from the Private Placement are expected to be used for general working capital needs.

On July 31, 2020, the Company closed a third tranche of the Private Placement and issued 10,208,340 Units of Company, at a price of $0.05 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $510,417. As of the date hereof, the Company has issued an aggregate of 20,208,340 Units pursuant to the Private Placement for total gross proceeds of $1,010,417.

All Common Shares and Warrants sold under the Private Placement will be subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, and there shall be no sale or exchange of the Company’s securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under applicable securities laws.

About Osoyoos Cannabis Inc.

Osoyoos Cannabis Inc. has a joint-venture agreement with a private, vertically-integrated licensed producer under the Cannabis Act (Canada) to offer contract tolling extraction services to third-party businesses. Additionally, the Company recently acquired 1196691 B.C. Ltd. d/b/a “PCAI Pharma” (www.pcai.ca) and its wholly-owned subsidiary AI Pharmaceuticals Jamaica Limited, a private corporation incorporated and operating under the laws of Jamaica. The business of AI Pharma involves science, research, treatment, data mining and AI, focused on the development of combinatorial pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals utilizing compounds from cannabis (cannabinoids), psychedelic mushrooms (psilocybin), fungi and other psychedelic formulations and their related medicinal global intellectual property protection.

For further information, please contact:
Graham Simmonds

Chief Executive Officer
(416) 843-2881
jgrahamsimmonds@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER & READER ADVISORY

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The use of any of the words “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “may”, “projected”, “estimated” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking information and are based on the Company’s current belief or assumptions as to the outcome and timing of such future events. Actual future results may differ materially. In particular, this release contains forward-looking information relating to the business of the Company. Various assumptions or factors are typically applied in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts or projections set out in forward-looking information. Those assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to the parties. The material factors and assumptions include regulatory and other third-party approvals; licensing and other risks. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof and the parties are not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Because of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The foregoing statements expressly qualify any forward-looking information contained herein.

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