Neurotech Startup Potential X Launches FocusBuds, The World's First Productivity Boosting Smart Earbuds

Potential X FocusBuds

FocusBuds used by student studying

Potential X FocusBuds

FocusBuds used by young professional working

FocusBuds Airpods

FocusBuds compared to other products on the market

Potential X launches the world’s first pair of productivity boosting earbuds that actively helps users focus, posing a threat to Apple’s latest product

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 / — Apple's AirPods have been a huge success within the fast-growing wearables market, with the original AirPods being their second-best-selling product to date. Given how much demand has increased, the tech giant wants to maintain the momentum with their latest AirPods Pro, which includes active noise cancellation.

This shouldn't be surprising – active noise-cancelling headphones remain a strong contender in the market against Apple's AirPods, most notably from Apple-owned Beats, but also names like Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. Yet Apple will also be using 'focus mode' as a means to unlocking the next 'iPhone moment' with the AirPods Pro, something the Apple Watch didn't quite succeed with.

Interestingly, Potential X, with offices in both Palo Alto and London appears to be taking the trend a step further in the wearables market with it’s latest product, the FocusBuds. These smart earbuds from the Neurotech Startup are set to be Apple Airpod Killers.

These earphones do not feature active noise-cancellation, although they do include passive noise isolation. Instead, the differentiating factor behind these Bluetooth earphones is that they feature embedded sensors capable of capturing EEG activity emanating naturally from the brain.

Using their patent-pending proprietary software, the FocusBuds is capable of detecting and tracking the user's level of focus over a given period of time using approximately 400 metrics derived from EEG data. These insights are then displayed in real-time in the company's application and relayed back to the user via audio cues.

The earbuds themselves use medical-grade silver chloride sensors to acquire sufficiently high-quality signals, which are then processed by the company's proprietary machine learning algorithms to predict how focused the user is. Although EEG data is comparatively noisy compared to other neurological data, it is also non-invasive. Advances in machine learning are claimed to compensate for the noisiness in the data, as well as giving better real-world accuracy in predicting a user's level of focus than traditional methods.

Extended usage of these wearables reinforces the users’ focused states of mind, a process termed EEG neurofeedback. Additional insights from the mobile software are used to indicate when and where the user is most focused. These augmented personal insights credibly back the company's claim that it offers a 'true focus mode' in contrast to Apple's AirPods Pro.

While EEG Neurofeedback technology is not new, Potential X’s key innovation is making it accessible by putting it into a wearable device. It would appear that the wearables market looks set to be profoundly changed by these futuristic earbuds.

To learn more about these earbuds, check out the company's launch page on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

The Potential FocusBuds are now available on Indiegogo at over 35% off their retail prices.

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Bioplastic Packaging -The Presence of Strict Regulations in Europe and North Americas is Boosting the Demand | Arizton

Bioplastic Packaging Market Overview 2024

Bioplastic Packaging Market Overview 2024

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Segments of Bioplastic Packaging Market 2024

Segments of Bioplastic Packaging Market 2024

The Global Bioplastic Packaging Market to Reach Revenues of over $9.9 billion by 2024

The growth of food and beverage outlets has provided new impetus to the bioplastic packaging industry”

— Sheran, Lead Analyst

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 / —
According to Arizton’s recent research report, Bioplastic Packaging Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2019–2024 is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

Dwindling reserves of fossil resources, increase in rules and regulations, bioplastic for bulk packaging, and focus on sustainable packaging are the factors that are likely to contribute to the growth of the bioplastic packaging market during the forecast period.

The bioplastic packaging market growth is expected to be steady, with the supply side parameters affecting the industry cost structure more than the demand side. Europe is leading the market with the consumption of bioplastic being the highest in the region. The market is expected to be volume-driven, mainly on account of high range of products in the F&B sector, with each requiring a different packaging based on its contents and processing nature. In term of types, biobased and non-biodegradable bioplastic is expected to witness significant growth. The study considers the present scenario of the bioplastic packaging market and its market dynamics for the period 2018−2024. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends.

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Key Highlights Offered in the Report:

1. The decline in the availability of crude oil on account of high rates is expected to lead to a resource shortage situation for conventional plastics. Consequently, natural polymers and polymers from renewable resources stand out as an alternative to fossil fuel-based plastics.
2. Biodegradable plastic packaging requires efficient industrial composting facilities that are currently lacking across the regions. Hence, the impact of bioplastic packaging on litter reduction is minimal.
3. Starch-based bioplastics are expected to play a major role in the usage of bioplastic for bulk packaging. Since bulk packaging is used for many cycles until they are discarded or recycled, the price-performance ratio is comparatively better for bioplastic bulk packaging than bioplastic consumer packaging.
4. From the cost perspective, a Bio-PET bottle is more than 45% costlier than petroleum-based PET bottles. Also, the current preference among vendors is for non-food bio-based bioplastic suppliers rather than food-based feedstock suppliers as the cost difference between the two is over 30%.
5. The price of Bio-PET is more in the APAC region due to limited production capacities in the region, especially in China. Hence, there is a higher dependence on imports, which are priced at premium. The cost in Europe is comparatively lower, hence the procurement and the final product cost are low in the European region. (In 2017, the price of Bio-PET was less than €3/kg in Europe, while it was over $3/kg in APAC).

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• Market Size & Forecast by Revenue | 2018−2024
• Market Dynamics – Leading trends, growth drivers, restraints, and investment opportunities
• Market Segmentation – A detailed analysis by packaging, type, application, and geography.
• Competitive Landscape – Profile of 9 vendors

Bioplastic Packaging Market: Segmentation

The biobased and non-biodegradable packaging segment has grown at a steady rate driven by the use of three types of polymers: Bio-polyethylene terephthalate, Bio-polyethylene, and Bio-polyamide. The demand for bio-polyamides is expected to increase during the forecast period as they are environment-friendly and provide a high barrier resistance to oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other similar gases. The price of Bio-polyethylene terephthalate is higher in the APAC region on account of limited production capacities in the region, especially China. Biodegradable bioplastic has a wide application in Europe than in other regions. The development of new materials such as polylactide, polyhydroxyalkanoates, and cellulose or starch-based material offers robust functionalities such as barrier properties, composability, and biodegradability. Hence, the production capacity of the biodegradable segment is expected to increase during the forecast period. However, the market is inhibited by the lack of scope for economies of scale.

With increased emphasis on the circular economy, the market is exploring several eco-friendly alternatives, both flexible and rigid types. The rise in beverage manufacturers is offering a major impetus to the application of bioplastic in rigid form. Europe and North America are the major markets on account of strict legislative emphasis. Currently, APAC is the regional leader in the conventional rigid plastic packing.
The F&B industry dominated the flexible packaging market in North America. The increase in quick-service restaurants and retail sectors has boosted the consumption of food items, thereby driving the sector. The US, along with China and India, is expected to drive the global flexible packaging market demand by the food industry during the forecast period. The growth of several F&B outlets such as QSR, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and full-service restaurants has provided new impetus to the industry.

The food industry is growing across the world. The industry has a wide variety of products that requires sustainable and health-friendly packaging – fresh food, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, bakery to processed, and RTE food. All these types require different packing (monolayer, multi-layer, multi-material, foil-based, and paper-based). Hence, the rise in the food and beverage industry is a major factor responsible for the growth of the market. The personal care industry is growing rapidly, with a major focus on rigid packaging. The bioplastic demand for bottle and container-based personal care products is growing in the premium category of personal care products as customers can afford this type of packaging.
Other application areas include pharmaceuticals and foodservice. Films used in plastic packaging can be a combination of various film materials. The exploration of biobased and nonbiodegradable films in the pharmaceutical sector is a major driver for the growth of the segment. Bioplastic pouches are also expected to gain traction as they are largely single-use plastics.

Market Segmentation by Packaging
• Flexible
• Rigid
Market Segmentation by Type
• Biobased and Non-biodegradable
• Biodegradable
Market Segmentation by Application
• Food and Beverages
• Personal Care
• Other Application

Bioplastic Packaging Market by Geography

The packaging demand in Europe is expected to grow on account of EU directives and the changing industry and customer perception. The growth of stringent regulations and legislation is likely to push the procurement of bioplastic during the forecast period. However, one of the major drivers is the growing awareness of the use and purchase of sustainable practices to reduce harmful effects on the environment. Sustainable business emphasis is expected to have a major impact on the plastic industry as they are the latest stakeholders.

In North America, the shift to sustainable packaging due to the low recycling rate of plastic packaging is expected to gain traction during the forecast period as the commercial aspect of bioplastic is fine-tuned with disruptions in supply chain rectified. The market in the US is having a steady growth rate on account of ample support from government agencies and a robust supply chain of bioplastic. Fierce competition in the F&B and personal care industry has put more pressure on brands for differentiation, aiding the demand for sustainable packing.

The growing demand for environment-friendly products, increasing packaging volumes, and plastic waste control rules are expected to aid the growth in APAC. China is the largest market for bioplastic. China and Japan exhibit strong growth potential for bioplastic packaging polymers. The increased consumption of food and beverages is increasing the demand in the APAC region. However, the availability of low-cost alternatives in the form of fossil fuel-based plastics is a hindrance for the growth of the market in APAC.

Market Segmentation by Geography
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Japan
o South Korea
o India
o China
o Australia
• Europe

o UK
o France
o Spain
o Germany
o Italy
• Latin America
o Chile
o Mexico
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Turkey
o Saudi Arabia
o Israel

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Key Vendors Analysis

A majority of vendors are small and medium-sized enterprises. The demand is not uniform, hence regional level vendors are higher in number than global vendors. Since bioplastic is the premium raw material, the cost often passes on to consumers. The scaling up options is also limited. The demand is not steady and is mostly infrequent, hence, the challenge for the vendors is to manage resources accordingly. The market is characterized by established conventional plastic vendors, providing packaging as a service. Many vendors are shifting to sustainable and biodegradable practices. Adherence to regulations limits the use of single-use plastics, thereby driving vendors to shift toward eco-friendly and sustainable methods. Vendors have launched bioplastic products in the flexible packaging sector, followed by the rigid segment. The trade issues between the US and China are expected to adversely affect the economy of APAC, leading to a negative impact on the bioplastic packaging market.

Key Vendors
• Amcor
• Clondalkin
• Coopbox Air
• Futamura
• Huhtamaki
• Sealed Air
• Sonoco
• Sphere
• Tagleef Industries

Renewable Raw Material Suppliers
• Cargill
• Corbion
• Reverdia
• Roquette
• Tereos
• Total

Bioplastic Manufacturers
• Biotec
• Braskem
• DowDuPont
• Eastman Chemical Company
• Greendot
• Koninklijke DSM N.V
• NatureWorks
• Novamont
• Perstorp

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Obturator Neuromodulation: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Now An Option

Dr. Greg Vigna

Peripheral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation) has been proven effective in the treatment of pudendal neuralgia.

A whole new medical field has been developed because of the severe complications caused by the vaginal mesh called 'meshology'.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — Obturator neuralgia was once an exceptionally rare diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, a diagnosis that a busy orthopedic surgeon would seldom, if ever, encounter over the course of a career and then only in the most catastrophic of all cases of pelvic trauma. Since 2005, transobturator slings began to enter the marketplace for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that by their design placed the nerve in peril to direct injury by blind placement of the arms of the device through the obturator foramen— the canal in the pelvic bone that the nerves, arteries, and veins pass through from the pelvis to the groin.

Anatomic studies of the obturator nerve in the thigh reveal significant variability of the branches of the nerve that place them in danger of direct injury by the thigh component of the transobturator (TOT) slings. Manufacturers understood the risk of nerve injury and attempted to mitigate that risk through the use of mesh. Mitigation of injury to the obturator nerve branches in the thigh was thought to be reduced by the design and use of mini-slings carrying a tissue fixation device to hook into the obturator membrane and obturator internus muscle without a thigh component. Unfortunately, subsequent studies showed there was an insignificant decrease in the risk of obturator nerve injury and thigh pain from these devices compared to the traditional transobturator slings.

Essentially, the “outside to in” TOTs on the market, including the American Medical System Monarc, the Coloplast Aris, the Boston Scientific Obtryx, and the “inside to out” Ethicon TVT-O, by their very design places the obturator nerve in direct peril—inevitably because of the blind placement of the device. The mini-slings including the American Medical System MiniArc, Boston Scientific Solyx, and the Coloplast Aris do not mitigate injury to the obturator nerve because of the blind placement of the device and did little to decrease the risk of thigh pain.

Peripheral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation) has been proven effective in the treatment of pudendal neuralgia. Dr. Richard Marvel in Annapolis Maryland has successfully treated a woman with severe groin pain from obturator neuralgia who had failed medication management, nerve blocks, physical therapy, surgical neurolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. With implantation of an intermittent pulse generator she was weaned off all pain medicines, antidepressants, and membrane-stabilizing medications.

Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “A whole new medical field has been developed because of the severe complications caused by the vaginal mesh called 'meshology'. Academic obstetrics and gynecology departments across the country are trying to meet the needs of injured women, and many are developing comprehensive pelvic pain centers. Logic and reason calls for an end to the placement of vaginal mesh devices.”

Dr. Vigna goes on to say, “Until then, my team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys will be busy litigating cases for the neurologically injured across the country."

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Ancient Resource Auctions will hold an online-only Holiday Antiquities Discovery Sale on Saturday, November 16th

Bronze figure of Harpokrates – the Greek god of silence, secrets and confidentiality – wearing a Hem Hem crown and side-lock, 6 ½ inches tall on an antique wooden base (est. $700-$1,000).

Handsome Greek Gnathian skyphos (Apulia, 4th century BC) having a body decorated in a vine motif and featuring a low pedestal foot and two horizontal loop handles (est. $300-$400).

Mayan polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras (circa 400-800 AD), 6 ¼ inches tall decorated with deeply carved step pyramids and glyphic symbols (est. $800-$1,200).

Beautiful Egyptian beaded necklace with carnelian stone embellishments from the Late Period (circa 664-30 BC), 22 inches long, from the collection of musician Ruth Deyo (est. $400-$500).

Greek terracotta figure of a seated woman, circa 2nd or 3rd century BC, wearing a long gown with open chest and polos, her hands on the sides of her knees, 3 ¾ inches tall (est. $350-$500).

The auction has 300+ lots of authentic items from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Near Eastern and Pre-Columbian cultures, plus other ethnographic and antique items.

With holiday season approaching, I can’t think of a more thoughtful gift than an authentic ancient object from centuries past. The catalog is packed with a wide variety of items, many at low prices. ”

— Gabriel Vandervort

MONTROSE, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — A large bronze figure depicting the Greek god Harpokrates from the Late Period (circa 664-332 BC), a Greek Gnathian skyphos (deep cup-shaped vessel) from the 4th century BC, and a Mayan polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras (circa 400-800 AD) are expected top lots in Ancient Resource Auctions’ Auction #80 on Saturday, November 16th.

Officially titled a Holiday Antiquities Discovery Sale, the online-only auction has a start time of 9 am Pacific and features over 300 lots of authentic items from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Near Eastern and Pre-Columbian cultures. Also offered will be other ethnographic and antique items, as well as a small selection of antiques and ancient-style decorator pieces.

“With holiday season approaching, I can’t think of a nicer and more thoughtful gift than an authentic ancient object from centuries past,” said Gabriel Vandervort, the owner of Ancient Resource Auctions. “The catalog is packed with a wide variety of items, many at low prices. Whether a stocking stuffer or a main gift, there’s something for everybody.”

The bronze figure of Harpokrates – the Greek god of silence, secrets and confidentiality in the Hellenistic tradition – depicts him wearing a Hem Hem crown and a side-lock, his right finger pressed to his lips. Standing 6 ½ inches on an antique wooden base, the Late Period bronze figure is an attractive example with nice detail. It’s expected to change hands for $700-$1,000.

The Mayan polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras is another excellent example, with a pre-sale estimate of $800-$1,200. The 6 ¼ inch tall piece represents a shell-form on a flared base, decorated with deeply carved step pyramids and glyphic symbols. Each side of the chamber has a painted solar symbol and the elongated neck is decorated with a rim band of jaguar heads.

The handsome Greek Gnathian skyphos (Apulia, 4th century BC) has a body decorated in a vine motif and features a low pedestal foot and two horizontal loop handles. It measures 2 ¾ inches tall by 4 ¾ inches wide. A skyphos is a deep, cup-shaped vessel with a pair of horizontal handles to the rim, having deeply vertical sides. It’s ancient Greek in origin and should fetch $300-$400.

A large and important Old Assyrian merchant’s weight (circa 1950-1700 BC) not quite two inches long, is expected to command $600-$800. The elongated ovoid weight is rare in this large size and has significant historical value in the early trade between Mesopotamia and Anatolia (modern Turkey) at the beginning of the second millennium BC. It’s probably part of a larger set.

A Near Eastern bronze dagger (circa 1200-1000 BC), with a blade and hilt cast as one piece, 14 ¼ inches in length, has a pre-sale estimate of $500-$800. The hilt is flanged with curved lappets over the guard, which originally held the inlays in place. The blade is long and narrow, with a shallow midrib. The dagger is well-preserved with attractive patination and would display nicely.

An Egyptian alabaster cosmetic container from the Late Period (circa 664-343 BC), in the shape of a stretched oval, 3 2/3 inches tall, should sell for $450-600. The piece, having nice patination, has a rounded base. The sides are tapered toward the mouth, which possesses a round profile, and there’s a small lug handle positioned to each side. The container is neatly hollowed inside.

A beautiful Egyptian beaded necklace with carnelian stone embellishments from the Late Period (circa 664-30 BC), 22 inches long, from the collection of musician Ruth Deyo, should bring $400-$500. The faience disk and tubular beads are in shades of blue and are strung with polished carnelian beads of about the same age. The beads are nicely strung on a modern cord and clasp.

A Greek terracotta figure of a seated woman, dating to the 2nd or 3rd century BC, is estimated to finish at $350-$500. The woman is shown wearing a long gown with open chest and polos, her features nicely modeled and her hands on the sides of her knees. The 3 ¾ inch tall terracotta figure is molded in a dark red-brown ware, with remnants of pigment below mineral deposits.

All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via Ancient Resource Auctions’ bidding platform, at, and on its bidding apps for both Android and Apple devices. Bidding is available on and The link to LiveAuctioneers is here:

In addition to live and Internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted. When bidding this way, a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium will apply, versus a 24.5 percent when bidding online via or, and 20 percent via the Ancient Resource Auctions bidding platform and app. Previews are by appointment only; to schedule one call 818-425-9633.

Ancient Resource Auctions is always seeking quality ancient art and antiquities for future auctions. To inquire about consigning one piece or an entire collection, you may call 818-425-9633 or send an e-mail to All inquiries are confidential.

To learn more about Ancient Resource Auctions and the Saturday, November 16th Holiday Antiquities Discovery Sale, visit For more information, please call 818-425-9633; or, you can send an e-mail to

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Urban South Brewery announces new beers, 19.2-ounce cans, full event calendar

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — The second largest craft brewery by volume in Louisiana draws its inspiration from the city at the mouth of the Mississippi River, New Orleans. With a winning combination of food, history, and people, the result is a brewing style that’s as progressive and diverse as the city it calls home.

“New Orleans tends to take things to the next level and there's always a flair for the dramatic,” says head brewer Alex Flores of the brewing culture in the city where he was born and raised. “In order to stay relevant you have to be daring and try new flavor combinations. It’s like an arms race for flavors at this point.”

In a city with such imaginative blends of food and drink, brewers need to keep pace with the constantly evolving local palate. For the fourth quarter of 2019, Urban South Brewery releases three beers inspired by the city’s vibrant culture.


Ca Phé
Description: New Orleans is home to a large and vibrant Vietnamese community and Urban South’s winter seasonal offering, Ca Phé, is the perfect demonstration of how the brewery harnesses the diverse and creative spirit of its home city to advance the craft. Named for the traditional Vietnamese style of coarsely ground, strong espresso served with sweetened, condensed milk, this beer is a creamy coffee stout with lactose sugar. Its sweetness smooths the sharper edges of the coffee with roasted chicory from local French Market Roasters. Ca Phé won the 2017 Beer Army Foundation Gold Medal for Best Sweet Stout.
Stats: 7% ABV, 25 IBUs
Release Date: November 4, 2019

Description: Urban South Brewery doesn’t just brew locally loved beer; it’s advancing the vanguard of the craft. The brewing team took their own traditional sour wheat beer and redesigned it around brunch culture to create a mimosa inspired beer perfect for New Orleans celebratory mornings. The result: Pop!, a fresh and citrusy sour wheat beer bursting with fresh tangerine juice best enjoyed at the tailgate or waiting for the second line.
Stats: 4.5% ABV, 10 IBUs
Release Date: November 18, 2019

Grapefruit Holy Roller
Description: The addition of grapefruit amplifies the bold citrus notes of Mosaic and Citra hops in this longtime taproom-only offering. Slightly sweet and pleasantly pithy, this version of Urban South’s fan favorite IPA, Holy Roller, used to emerge only for special events and festivals, but has earned its place in the year-round line up. Grapefruit Holy Roller will be available in package and on draft.
Stats: 6.3% ABV, 60 IBUs
Release Date: Mid-December

19.2oz Can Release
Description: Urban South Brewery knows that the only thing fans love more than their beer is more of it.Thanks to new canning equipment Urban South is expanding its offerings in larger, 19.2-ounce cans throughout the Louisiana market. Beginning with Holy Roller and Paradise Park available at the Superdome this year.

New Orleans is a neighborhood driven city with mom and pop convenience stores supplying locals with their needs. Single serve cans, many of them domestics fill these coolers. By introducing 19.2 ounce cans to the market Urban South digs deeper into the roots of the city. These larger cans are perfect for tailgating, concerts, sports arenas, and the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Following a successful release at the Great American Beer Festival this month, Urban South has released special 19.2-ounce cans of the new Jameson Caskmates: Irish Bayou Stout. They will be moving their barrel aged releases to this format. Upcoming taproom releases include the Belgian Quad Age Before Beauty, plus Botanical Gardens, their lime and cucumber Gose aged in gin barrels. The beers in this size are currently available only in the greater New Orleans area.

Release Date: Barrel Aged releases will start November 29, Black Friday, at the brewery.


November 13-16: Fete Des Fromages
Urban South Brewery is a first year sponsor of Fete Des Fromages 2019, the second annual NOLA cheese fest. The brewery has partnered with St. James Cheese and Baetje Farms to create a one-of-a-kind cheese-washed beer, which will be debuted at the event.

November 21: Shuck Cancer New Orleans
Urban South Brewery recently released its Shuck Cancer oyster stout, brewed specifically for the American Cancer Society Shuck Cancer event. Fresh oysters were shucked to incorporate into the brewing process.
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

November 29: Black Friday
Join Urban South Brewery for this family-friendly event featuring six beer releases, food trucks, live music and a bounce house for the kids. USB will be selling 95 limited edition Growler of the Month Club subscriptions prior to the event, which include a 32oz stainless steel growler and 12 refills for $120.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

December 12-15: Luna Fete
Urban South Brewery is a second year sponsor of the sixth annual festival of light, art and technology in downtown New Orleans. The USB beer lineup includes Holy Roller, Paradise Park and Ca Phé.
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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About Urban South Brewery
Founded in 2016, Urban South Brewery inspires community and fellowship through the gospel of good beer. With deep roots in Louisiana, the award-winning brewery is making its mark in the beer industry. Recent accolades include: 2019 U.S. Beer Open Championships (Silver), 2019 Best of Craft Beer Awards (Bronze), 2019 Beer Army Awards (Gold and Silver), 2018 US Beer Open (Silver), 2018 Can Can Awards (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and 2018 Beer Army Awards (Gold). Urban South prides itself on being strong community partners, and – with a belief that beer is a family affair – the brewery features a family-friendly taproom. For more information, please visit and follow-along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest information on events and new

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New technology empowers consumers to steer toward a Sustainable Future

Simply scan the PaperTale Smart Tag with your smartphone to enter the world of PaperTale

The founder of PaperTale, Bilal Bhatti, proudly showing the first ever product made with PaperTale Smart Tag, connected to the blockchain

As a proof of concept, PaperTale technology has been implemented in the fashion industry and has made a concept collection consisting of three garments for men and three for women

PaperTale makes it possible for consumers to scan a product with a smartphone and get information about the supply chain and the products environmental impact

MALMOE, SKANE LAN, SWEDEN, October 30, 2019 / — The new Swedish blockchain platform PaperTale makes it possible for consumers to simply scan a product with their smartphone and get authenticated information about the supply chain and the product’s environmental impact. The platform also shows information about the workers who made the product and confirms lawful salaries. Consumers are therefore given the power to make informed decisions about the things we buy, which could transform the consumption behavior and strengthen companies who work sustainably.
PaperTale launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, November 13th.

Consumer trust crisis
According to the study “2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: In Brands We Trust”, only 34% respond that they trust most of the brands they buy or use. The figure has dropped steadily from 2012 (47%) when the survey began.

Through advertising, news and other information, it becomes increasingly difficult to assess the truth in all claims made. Legislation and various forms of certifications have sought to force more sustainable production and reduced environmental impact. However, there are many indications that, for example, certifications often do not lead to any actual change, but are instead used as so-called "greenwashing". Consumers seem to rely less and less on the companies' claims, since there’s no way for consumers to verify that companies’ claims are correct. This is where PaperTale comes into the picture!

The Future is here
PaperTale AB is a Swedish company that has developed a technology which allows consumers to verify the claims made by companies. PaperTale enables traceability throughout the production process and has a built-in “Environmental Calculator” which shows the product's environmental impact, based on production methods and materials being used.

The platform shows basic information about the employees behind the products and confirms whether the workers received law abiding salaries and if they have written employment contracts. A large number of people in developing countries are working under slave-like conditions with wages below minimum wages and never gets the chance to receive education. "If we recognized and nourished the competence of the developing countries, we might have already visited Mars," says PaperTale's founder Bilal Bhatti.

With the PaperTale technology, there’s a possibility for the consumers to be interactive with the people who produce our products. The platform also gives consumers the opportunity to send tip to the workers or make contributions via crowdfunding of education to their children. Imagine having the opportunity to give a small tip to the person who made your favorite product.

With PaperTale's platform, every step in the production, i.e. material, source, work etcetera, is verified through the Blockchain. All transactions, such as donations or tip, can be tracked and ensured that it is transferred directly to the intended recipient.

PaperTale's "Proof of Concept"
After two years of developing PaperTale, the platform is ready to be presented to the world. As a Proof of Concept, PaperTale has implemented the technology in a textile factory in Pakistan, where all clothes are now manufactured with the new technology. The possibilities with the technology are almost endless and PaperTale wants to further develop the concept and in time implement additional features as well as for other industries.

PaperTale wants to show the world what the technology can accomplish and launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, starting on November 13th. Everyone who supports PaperTale on Kickstarter receives the first products ever produced with the new technology.

Take action and support PaperTale in the fight for true sustainability, environmental consideration and better working conditions!

More information to be found here and on PaperTale’s website.

For any inquiries:

Bilal Bhatti, Founder and CEO
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Daniel Andersson, Partner
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Press contact:
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PaperTale is also present on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and on the hashtags #choosethis and #traceabilityofthings

About PaperTale
PaperTale AB is a Swedish limited company that has developed a blockchain based technology to empower consumers to directly impact climate change and other environmental issues as well as giving them the opportunity to help people in the developing world to get out of poverty. The team of 15 enthusiasts – or Proud PAPERTELLERS as they like to call themselves – consists of developers, designers and engineers who have vast experience of developing technology solutions as well as managing complex manufacturing processes. PaperTale is a cutting-edge company working toward a truly sustainable future and strives to be CLIMATE POSITIVE by investing in measures to improve the environment. PaperTale also wants to eradicate the exploitation of workers in the developing world. To demonstrate a "Proof of Concept" by implementation in a supply chain on a larger scale, PaperTale AB has created a complete scenario of the Fashion supply chain by introducing a Concept Collection created in Sweden and partnered up with a mid-sized garment factory in Pakistan. The platform is being developed to enable factories in all industries to implement the technology in their production processes. PaperTale's vision is to become a new industry standard and has coined the concept of "Traceability of Things", abbreviated ToT.

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R4G Celebrating Moms Who Do More Good By Rewarding Fun Foodie Goodies

Invite Your Favorite BFF, Neighbor, and Sister to Enjoy Fun for Good

Invite Your Favorite BFF, Neighbor, and Sister to Enjoy Fun for Good

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Love to Complain About Your EX, Pet or The Prez...Now the Funniest Complaints Earn Foodie Rewards Inspired By Rewarding LA Fun for Good

Love to Complain About Your EX, Pet or The Prez…Now the Funniest Complaints Earn Foodie Rewards Inspired By Rewarding LA Fun for Good

Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good is rewarding moms on Montana Avenue Halloween Walk with fun foodie goodies to celebrate women who make a difference in LA.

We’re Celebrating Women Who Do More Good…By Rewarding Fun Foodie Goodies”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good, Rewarding LA

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — Recruiting for Good (R4G), is a staffing agency generating proceeds to help fund Kid causes and rewarding referrals with fun all year long. The staffing agency also sponsors community service; 'Our Moms Work,' and Rewarding LA Fun for Good. And on Halloween R4G is 'Celebrating Moms Who Do More Good'…by Rewarding Fun Foodie Goodies in Santa Monica.

According to Recruiting for Good Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "Come to Montana Avenue Halloween Walk Between 4-6pm on October 31st, 2019, look for me (Carlos, I will wearing a Black Hat with 'Celebrating Women’) standing in front of Peete’s Coffee 4-5pm and Erin McKenna’s Bakery 5-6pm. 'How are we Celebrating Moms Who Do More Good…Simply Tell Us How You Make a Difference…and enjoy fun foodie goodies.'"


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals great jobs they love, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. And generates proceeds for Kid causes

R4G is sponsoring Rewarding LA to help fund kid causes and improve the quality of life. Participate to enjoy L.A.'s Best Fun Food Rewards Visit …Love to complain, now you can and also earn fun foodie goodies, simply make it short like a tweet, winner chosen every week (rewarding the funniest kvetch $18 foodie gift card).

Since October 2017, R4G has been funding 'Our Moms Work,' a cost free career mentoring service in Santa Monica. Need to get advice about getting back into the workforce, strategize to get a promotion, or how to get a raise…can't talk to your boss, significant other, or friends…we love to help, listen and meet for coffee…Not a mom…but awesome woman..we love to help.

Carlos Cymerman
Recruiting for Good
+1 310-720-8324
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Mattress Warehouse Announces Opening of New Location in York – Mt. Zion, PA

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FREDERICK, MD, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — Mattress Warehouse ( is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest location in York – Mt. Zion, PA.

The new store, located at 3401 Concord Road, is open seven days a week.

The York – Mt. Zion location has sleep experts to assure you find your perfect mattress. When you stop into this new Mattress Warehouse location, be sure to try out the patented bedMATCH™ sleep diagnostic system. This sleep technology uses a range of measurements and scientific calculations, which helps the sleep experts narrow down hundreds of mattress selections to just a few. This makes your mattress buying decision easier knowing that it’s based on sleep science and your specific measurements.

Mattress Warehouse stores carry the latest mattress models from top brands such as Aireloom, Cheswick Manor, Nectar, Kingsdown, TEMPUR-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and more. Each store also carries a wide range of sleep accessories, pillows, sheets, and protectors from Bedgear, Sealy and more.

Mattress Warehouse of York – Mt. Zion is located near Burger King.

About Mattress Warehouse – Mattress Warehouse is the No. 1 independently-owned American retailer with stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Serving customers for 30 years, it is our mission to provide each customer with a relaxed and educational buying process. Mattress Warehouse will provide you with the best overall sleep experience with quality products at the best possible price.

Tracy Jones
Mattress Warehouse
+1 301-473-3462
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Two Big Back-to-School Brands Frigo® Cheese Heads® and Crayola® Come Together to Build a Bright Future for Kids.

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LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, USA, October 30, 2019 / — Frigo® Cheese Heads® cheese and Crayola® products are both high on back-to-school shopping lists, and now they’re coming together in the Frigo® Cheese Heads® “Build a Bright Future” program to highlight funding of the arts in schools. The program gives K-8 schools across the country the chance to win $10,000 to be used for school arts programs.

“Build a Bright Future” program invites parents, teachers, family and friends to nominate a school for a chance to win $10,000 (and packs of Crayola® crayons) for their arts program!* Users were invited to submit short essay or video nominations at through October 15th, 2019.

And since “fun” is always part of the Frigo® Cheese Heads® brand equation, the program delivers an in-pack integration making their products even more colorful and attractive to families with school-age children with the help of Crayola.

While supplies last, shoppers can find Crayola® characters and family-friendly jokes on limited Frigo® Cheese Heads® Original String Cheese wrappers!
Brad Panarese, Director of Marketing for Saputo Cheese USA Inc. states, “Our company strongly believes in the importance of arts in our schools. As a family-focused company that believes in the value of arts and education, Crayola® is the perfect creative partner to help us bring awareness to the need for strong arts funding in schools. And bringing the Crayola® characters to life on our Frigo® Cheese Heads® packaging is fun for everyone!”

“Crayola gives children the power to express all that inspires them as they explore, discover, play, pretend and dream,” said Warren Schorr, Vice President of Business Development & Licensing, Crayola. “We are thrilled to partner with the Frigo® Cheese Heads® brand to celebrate the creative spirit that lives in the heart of every child.”

The program has received significant marketing support featuring both brands, including social media, digital advertising, in-store signage, a free-standing insert, in-school media, and more!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion starts 12:00:01 AM ET on 8/1/19 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/29/19. See Official Rules at for entry instructions, prize details, quantities, restrictions, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. Must be at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in your state. Limit 2 entries per person/e-mail address. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Saputo Cheese USA Inc. One Overlook Point, Suite 300, Lincolnshire Corporate Center, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.

The first Frigo® Cheese Heads® “Build a Bright Future” program was introduced in 2014. Since then, Saputo Cheese USA Inc. has donated more than $144,500 to schools (and teachers) across the country. Because our family-focused company so strongly believes in supporting education, the program is an annual event in which schools and retailers alike look forward to participating. Frigo® Cheese Heads® cheese refreshes the program with new twists regularly to bring even greater opportunities and partnerships. In one recent program, friends and family could nominate teachers to win funds for their classrooms. The Crayola® partnership is a natural and exciting addition to the Frigo® Cheese Heads® “Build a Bright Future” program this year.

About Crayola
Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a business of Hallmark Cards, Inc., is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. Consumers can find the wide array of Crayola products in the "Crayola Aisle" at all major retailers. For more information, visit or join the community at

Press Contact: Brad Panarese
Marketing Director, Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
+1 847-267-3254
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Source: EIN Presswire

Flora Skinlab Releases The Signature Collection,Luxurious Skincare that elevates everyday bathing to a treasured ritual

Flora Skinlabs New Vanilla Bean Oil Cleaning Balm

Flora Skinlabs New Vanilla Bean Oil Cleaning Balm

Flora Skinlab New Moon Beam Face Serum

Flora Skinlab New Moon Beam Face Serum

Flora Skinlab New Mermaid Body Polish

Flora Skinlab New Mermaid Body Polish

Flora Skinlab formulates products to be gentle, packed with antioxidants and wrapped in a delightful experience you’re are going to love.

Not sure what to try? Start with the Vanilla Balm… It's like nothing you've ever tried.”

— Julia Denbo

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 / — Designer Julia Denbo from Flora Skinlab is releasing the brand new Signature Collection, and each product will be individually made by the designer herself. The Signature Collection will be released on October 25th.

Flora Skinlab is known for helping busy women create luxurious little moments of self-love for themselves.

Thus, for the first time, Julia Denbo has created an entire product line of Luxury Skincare. Her favorite and most popular product is the Vanilla Bean Oil Cleansing Balm. The new Signature Collection is scheduled to go live on October 25th 2019.
The collection will be exclusively sold on the website where the limited products are scheduled to sell out by the end of the season.

Every product in the Signature Collection is designed to delight. It’s not mindless cleaning, you’ll be able to connect to yourself in a deeper way. It’s designed to capture your attention and bring you present with every scent and texture. It’s about more than just taking make up off. It’s skincare that revives you.

Body oils are made with Sea buckthorn fruit oil, nourishing Avocado oil, Carrot Seed and frankincense which mean women with dry sensitive skin will get the nourishment their skin needs.

Her collection also includes gift wrap options or gift cards perfect for gifts!.

Every product has its own name. A few examples are:

• $98.00 Sun and Moon Set
• $65.00 Moonbeam Soothing Face Serum
• $48.00 Vanilla Bean Oil Cleansing Balm
• $42.00 Honey Powder Face Cleanser
• $35.00 Mermaid Body Polish

The Signature Collection ranges in price from $12.00 for Bars of Handmade Artisan Soap to $98.00 for their Sun and Moon Set of Luxurious Body Oil and Soothing Face Serum.

Julia Denbo is excited to welcome her fans to her the new handmade product line collection they’ve been requesting.


For more information about the Signature Collection or for an interview with Julia Denbo, please write to Media high-res photos available upon request.


About Flora Skinlab
Julia Denbo started designing skincare after she was faced with a very real problem. Women are always busy and always leave themselves last. These products inspire you to delight in taking care of yourself every day, especially if all you have is 5-minutes for a shower.

After many 6 years of creating Artisan Soaps by hand, Julia Denbo’s products started gaining notoriety amongst the Handmade Soap Industry.

Julia Denbo
Flora Skinlab
+1 305-484-3828
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Source: EIN Presswire