Alcohol Justice Launches San Rafael Latino Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Outreach Project – Proyecto Latino TAM

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Alcohol Justice is excited to announce the launch of the San Rafael Latino MAT Outreach Project (Proyecto Latino TAM).  The first of three informational Spanish language mailings to outline options for those seeking help with…

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Alcohol Justice is excited to announce the launch of the San Rafael Latino MAT Outreach Project (Proyecto Latino TAM).  The first of three informational Spanish language mailings to outline options for those seeking help with an opioid problem will be delivered this week to every household and business in the San Rafael Canal Community and adjacent neighborhoods. The mailings will be enhanced by social media postings, website resources, and short videos.

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«With Proyecto Latino TAM, we are promoting access to Spanish-speaking communities and other populations that are underserved by the existing public health structures,» stated Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director / CEO of Alcohol Justice. «Opioid addiction is a disease and we are helping our Spanish-speaking residents find where to go for Medication-Assisted Treatment.»

The San Rafael Latino MAT Outreach Project Proyecto Latino TAM is supported by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Drug Free Communities and CARA Opioids grants (under auspices of ONDCP and CDC). Additional support has been supplied by RxSafe Marin, Youth for Justice, and Alcohol Justice.

«Proyecto Latino TAM is an important prevention program in Spanish (and English) that will bridge the information gap about what are opioids, and the health epidemic that has devastated many communities,» said Maite Duran, Community Organizer at Alcohol Justice, founder of Youth for Justice, and Project Coordinator. «We welcome this Spanish language tool to inform and educate the Latino community about the danger of opioids and where to find appropriate resources should they be needed.»

«The struggle of addiction and alcoholism has had lasting effects throughout generations,» stated Dominique McDowell CASIII/BS/RLPS/HRDS, Director of Addiction Services Marin City Health and Wellness Center. «Levels of trauma leading to one’s disparities must be addressed with kindness and understanding allowing us to help heal the suffering with cultural understanding without barriers. Over 11 million people yearly misuse opioids, and over 2.5 million people have tragic outcomes from alcohol related incidents i.e. deaths. Having had personal experience within these tragic numbers I continue to partner and work with organizations whose mission is to combat the disease of addiction.»

For more information – Proyecto Latino TAM

CONTACT: Maite Duran 415 717-1099
Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336
Michael Scippa 415 548-0492

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Eva Longoria Báston, CeeLo Green, and Deepak Chopra Are Among 230 Global Stars Joining Dua Lipa and Jason Derulo for OHM Live

The 24-hour broadcast raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts announces an incredible line-up of international talent aiming to unite the world through the power of dreams on May 29.

DUBAI, UAE, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OHM Live is delighted to confirm the participation of more than 230 global stars in its ground-breaking, 24-hour fundraising broadcast taking place on May 29 from 20:00 GST/<span…

The 24-hour broadcast raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts announces an incredible line-up of international talent aiming to unite the world through the power of dreams on May 29.

DUBAI, UAE, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OHM Live is delighted to confirm the participation of more than 230 global stars in its ground-breaking, 24-hour fundraising broadcast taking place on May 29 from 20:00 GST/16:00 GMT. This amazing line-up of icons from the worlds of music, sport, film, art, fashion and health and wellness is coming together to raise funds for COVID19 relief efforts – and also collect a billion dreams from around the world. 

The broadcast includes contributions from two-time Grammy award-winner Dua Lipa, multi-platinum-selling recording artist Jason Derulo, five-time Grammy award-winner CeeLo Green, Colombian superstar Maluma and a conversation between award-winning actress, producer and philanthropist Eva Longoria Báston and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra

Across the broadcast’s 24 hours, which can be viewed on YouTube, Facebook, IGTV, TikTok and ohm.constellation.art, as well as a number of major TV networks, the OHM Live programme has been constructed to feature major stars from each region as the «peak time» moves across the world – from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in India to Carlos Rivera in Mexico. 

All proceeds of the Constellation Dream Fund raised through OHM Live will go to beneficiaries such as Global Gift Foundation, Dubai Cares, and FromU2Them, all of whom are supporting those on the front lines fighting the impact of COVID19. 

OHM Live is a co-production between Constellation, a human impact accelerator designed to connect the dreams of people everywhere, and ITP Live, a talent management and digital marketing agency head-quartered in Dubai. 

«We’re trying to connect a billion dreams from across the world so we can envision a new future for humanity,» says Jean-Karl Saliba, Constellation co-founder. «That begins by raising funds for the Constellation Dream Fund but also by inviting people to dream together and fight for a healthy, safe and sustainable future.»

«OHM Live is a fantastic project that sees two companies with the same vision come together to create what we hope will be one of the biggest charitable events in internet history. We’ve always been dreamers at ITP Live and this is one of many ambitious, global projects to come,» says Ahmad Bashour, Executive Director, ITP Live. 

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ACCOMPANYING ASSETS

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LINE-UP

For a full line-up of talent from around the world, please visit:  https://ohm.constellation.art/line-up 

HOW TO WATCH

OHM Live will be streamed live on the Constellation website

It will also be streamed on:

It will also be broadcast on TV networks in key territories.

About the Companies

Constellation

Constellation is a human impact accelerator designed to connect the dreams of humanity. The company’s mission is to create a quantum leap for humanity by connecting one billion aspirational dreams and amplifying human connection within an ecosystem that connects like-minded dreamers.

ohm.constellation.art

ITP Live

ITP Live is a talent management and digital influencer marketing agency. From exclusively managing digital content creators to conceptualising and executing 360-marketing campaigns for international and local brands, ITP Live is a dynamic division of ITP Media Group. ITP Live also organises bespoke events with global artists, celebrities and influencers.

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Cesar Santos’s New Book Poesía Inédita, A Collection Of Evoking Poems That Reflect The Overwhelming Love Of God That Brings Grace To All Creation

ANNA, Texas, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Poesía Inédita was created by Cesar Santos. Cesar is an author who hails from Mexico. He is an ardent writer whose poetry garnered awards.

ANNA, Texas, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Poesía Inédita was created by Cesar Santos. Cesar is an author who hails from Mexico. He is an ardent writer whose poetry garnered awards.

Cesar Santos said this about his book: «This writing of poems is born from the human quality that our Creator put into every thought, giving us a perfect world, where the human being is the king and lord of this entire universe. Thus all that torrent of energies and thoughts transforms us intoxicates us with the magic of poetry in verse. Sublime and with great sense-feeling. Giving life to what is no longer seen exists in different dimensions within us and in our daily life our thinking becomes liquid energy and flows through the ink, giving creation from every second to what is living essence.»

Published by Page Publishing, Cesar Santos’s new book Poesía Inédita imparts reverberating verses that treasure valuable virtues of faith and thanksgiving to God for his goodness and mercy that gives hope, meaning, and life to the world.

Consumers who wish to be enveloped in boundless joy and gratitude toward the Lord can purchase Poesía Inédita in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries, you can contact Page Publishing, through the following number: 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex, and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.

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Maurilio Mercado’s New Book Los Tiempos Idos, An Emotionally Driven Novel Filled With Moments That Exude With Drama And Relatable Fervor

EL SOBRANTE, California, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Los Tiempos Idos was created by Maurilio Mercado. Maurilio is an author who hails from Ocotes de Moya, a small town south of the municipality of Yahaulica, Jalisco, Mexico. He studied agricultural engineer at the University of Guadalajara.

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EL SOBRANTE, California, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Los Tiempos Idos was created by Maurilio Mercado. Maurilio is an author who hails from Ocotes de Moya, a small town south of the municipality of Yahaulica, Jalisco, Mexico. He studied agricultural engineer at the University of Guadalajara.

Maurilio Mercado said this about his book: «Los Tiempos Idos is a novel that speaks of the past and a way of living in a world transformed because its evolution is constant. Just as a painter paints a rose to preserve its beauty, I wanted to leave captured in this book a testimony of a life that has been lost.

It is a real description of how everyday life developed in those days in a rural environment. In my narration, I tried to make it as close to reality as possible.

It is a strong, dramatic novel that paints life as it was without removing or putting it, reflecting its hardness, drama, tenderness, joy, and sadness.

I have had a hard time writing this book. I had whole nights of sleeplessness, going round and round the memories, and thinking again and thinking again until the spark sparks the dead thoughts again. I had to go back to the past and delve into the farthest corners of the mind where memories are filed, covered in dust, and accumulated over time. It was necessary to retrace the path through the same footsteps to find the lost things—Los Tiempos Idos

Published by Page Publishing, Maurilio Mercado’s new book Los Tiempos Idos will enrapture hearts and minds with stirring depictions of life that define its quaintness and immemorial grandness.

Consumers who wish to partake of perspectives that proclaim grace and nostalgia can purchase Los Tiempos Idos in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries, you can contact Page Publishing, through the following number: 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex, and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.

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National Hispanic Medical Association Launches Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AllofUs Research – National Institutes of Health, Amgen, Aetna Foundation – CVS Health, Compassion and Choices, and Pfizer Inc to support our Monthly Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19 to share strategies on reducing health disparities in our Latino and other vulnerable communities across the U.S.  The focus will be on…

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AllofUs Research – National Institutes of Health, Amgen, Aetna Foundation – CVS Health, Compassion and Choices, and Pfizer Inc to support our Monthly Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19 to share strategies on reducing health disparities in our Latino and other vulnerable communities across the U.S.  The focus will be on improving quality of life during COVID-19 for the most impacted – patients with hypertension and heart disease, diabetes, HIV, cancer, asthma, youth who vape, and health care and food industry and other front line workers.

«NHMA represents Latino physicians and works with our network of Latino, African American, Native American and Asian American health professionals who are all an inspiration as they work tirelessly,» said Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, NHMA, «and we are going to showcase their efforts to decrease health disparities at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.»

NHMA’s Virtual Briefing Series will be at 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT on the following dates, and more information is at www.NHMAmd.org:

–  May 28th: Caring for Chronic Disease Patients – Bronx, Los Angeles, New Orleans physicians tell their stories on new ways to care for their patients with hypertension, diabetes, obesity, HIV, and those youth who vape under COVID-19
–  June 24th: Mental Health and Latinos – US Mexico Border issues, physician and nurse burnout, and depression in our families
–  July 22nd: Health Care Delivery Impact – immigrant health care innovation, telemedicine, and public health efforts
–  August 27th: Dealing with End of Life – planning issues, caregiver and home health care assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and everyone needs to understand how to stay safe with social distancing and handwashing and wearing masks and following public health guidelines in your region. As the country starts to reopen, we must stay vigilant and be aware of how to work with the most hard-hit communities. NHMA and its partners, through the Virtual Briefing Series on COVID-19, will share innovative ideas to help your communities.

About NHMA
Established in Washington, DC, NHMA represents over 50,000 Hispanic physicians with the mission to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved. For more information go to www.NHMAmd.org

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Hennessy Establishes $3 Million Small Business Recovery Initiative

NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hennessy today announced Unfinished Business, a new initiative committed to help small businesses power through the immediate financial challenges of COVID-19 and ensure they have the resources needed to get back on their feet. Several communities are bearing a disproportionate share of the health and/or economic consequences of this global crisis and these are the communities this initiative is aimed at supporting. Beginning in June, the…

NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hennessy today announced Unfinished Business, a new initiative committed to help small businesses power through the immediate financial challenges of COVID-19 and ensure they have the resources needed to get back on their feet. Several communities are bearing a disproportionate share of the health and/or economic consequences of this global crisis and these are the communities this initiative is aimed at supporting. Beginning in June, the platform will donate to support small business entrepreneurs, with a vision to continuously replenish funds so that this first donation is not the last. In addition to capital, the initiative will also provide access to information, educational content and other assets to help safeguard continuity during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

«Hennessy has always valued the spirit of resilience and this is what these small businesses represent. We do not want these pillars of community to succumb to the current global pandemic and are offering our support to help them continue pushing forward,» said Laurent Boillot, Chief Executive Officer, Hennessy.

In order to provide immediate relief, Hennessy has enlisted three national organizations already working to support businesses in their respective communities. Unfinished Business will provide funds to One Hundred Black Men, the Asian American Business Development Center, and the Hispanic Federation to ensure support is distributed directly at the community-level among those who need it the most.

«Built for community by community, Unfinished Business is an extension of our legacy supporting multicultural consumers and underscores our ‘Never stop. Never settle.’ ethos,» said Giles Woodyer, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US. «We want to do all that we can to help the small businesses survive the current crisis and pledge resources for the long term; as long as they have unfinished business to settle, so do we.»

«COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the nation’s small business community, and in many cases Unfinished Business will provide much needed support and assistance. The Founding Chapter of One Hundred Black Men applauds Hennessy for recognizing that small businesses are the soul of America,» stated Michael J. Garner, President, Founding Chapter, One Hundred Black Men of New York.

«Small businesses represent the economic hope and promise of Latino neighborhoods. We are proud and grateful to join Hennessy in this groundbreaking effort to bring much-needed financial relief to businesses that are essential to restoring the economic well-being of our community,» said Frankie Miranda, President, Hispanic Federation.

There will always be Unfinished Business – long after the quarantine is over, informing Hennessy’s commitment to work with partners to sustain the initiative. In times of crisis and beyond, direct support won’t just reach small business: it will also strengthen surrounding communities through employment, positive role modeling, and an inflow of economic and cultural vibrancy.

«The Asian American Business Development Center, along with the Hispanic Federation and One Hundred Black Men, is honored to stand in solidarity with Hennessy to support small business,» said John Wang, President, AABDC.

As part of Unfinished Business, Hennessy will offset the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry with a pledge of $750,000 to an organization in support of bartenders and hospitality workers.

The Unfinished Business initiative will launch in June; visit https://www.hennessy.com/en-us/unfinished-business for more information.

ABOUT HENNESSY
The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy has shined around the world with its exceptional blends for more than 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 160 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy, the standard-bearer for a sector rich in expertise. The House’s success and longevity are rooted in the excellence of its cognacs, each of which is born of a unique process of transmission from generation to generation.

The first wine and spirits house to be certified ISO 14001, Hennessy unites its capacity for innovation and the support of all of its partners to protect this exceptional area. As the crown jewel of the LVMH Group, Hennessy is a major contributor to French international trade, with 99% of production sold in export, and a worldwide ambassador for the French art de vivre.

Hennessy is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moët Hennessy USA. Hennessy distills, ages and blends spanning a full range: Hennessy V.S, V.S.O.P Privilège, Hennessy Black, X.O, Privé, Paradis, Paradis Imperial and Richard Hennessy. Imported Cognac Hennessy® 40% Alc./Vol. (80º), ©2020 Imported by Moët Hennessy USA, Inc., New York, NY

ABOUT ONE HUNDRED BLACK MEN
OHBM was founded in 1963 (following an act of injustice against a Black woman) by Hon. Judge Robert Mangum, Hon. David N. Dinkins, Jackie Robinson and other prominent men of the civil rights era. One Hundred Black Men is the premier civic organization for Black Men and has grown to have over 100 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. OHBM supports communities by annually awarding $100,000 in college scholarships; conducting gun buyback programs that have removed 160 guns from our streets; championing the efforts of City and State government leaders to award 30% of contracts to MWBEs throughout New York State, COVID-19 Hunger Relief and other feeding programs; and annually mentoring over 200 students from throughout New York City through their Junior One Hundred Mentoring Program.

ABOUT THE HISPANIC FEDERATION
The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally on vital issues of education, health, immigration, civil rights, economic empowerment, civic engagement, and the environment.
For more information, please visit www.HispanicFederation.org

ABOUT THE ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1994. It assists Asian American businesses in strengthening their capacity to compete in the mainstream market, to expand business opportunities, and to promote recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy.  AABDC: www.aabdc.com 
Outstanding 50 Awards: www.outstanding50award.com   
AABR: www.aabusinessroundtable.org

MEDIA CONTACTS
Kate Kenny, BCW Global
(908) 834-5563, Kate.Kenny@bcw-global.com

Jacqueline Long, Hennessy
(917) 596-3871, Jacqueline.Long@moethennessy.com

 

 

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Blue Shield of California Provides Additional $300,000 in Grants to Community Groups Supporting Youth Mental Health

OAKLAND, California, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California continues to show its commitment to youth resilience programs in California, announcing another $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations providing mental health supports in San Diego and Alameda counties. This builds on the company’s multi-year,…

OAKLAND, California, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California continues to show its commitment to youth resilience programs in California, announcing another $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations providing mental health supports in San Diego and Alameda counties. This builds on the company’s multi-year, $10 million investment in youth mental health.

The grants are part of Blue Shield’s ongoing BlueSky initiative, a multi-year effort to enhance awareness, advocacy and access to mental health support for middle and high school students in California. The initiative was launched last fall and provides behavioral health counseling services for students in Alameda and San Diego counties.

«Building on the success of our BlueSky program, we are adding additional support to reach youth who are unable to participate in school-based mental health services due to COVID-19,» said Kimberley Goode, senior vice president of External Affairs for Blue Shield. «We want to support as many nonprofit groups as we can to help them use innovative ways to increase youth resilience. This funding will help these organizations provide programming for more teens who are struggling with everyday stressors.»

The $300,000 will be divided into 18 different grants – nine each in Alameda and San Diego counties. These organizations were chosen because of their range of health interventions that include arts, sports, advocacy, music, leadership, multi-lingual/cultural, sexual and gender identity, and mental health tele-counseling. (See below for a list of all the grantees)

ALAMEDA COUNTY
La Clinica de la Raza, Inc. 
East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) 
Youth Uprising 
ROOTS Community Health Clinic – Dream Youth Clinic 
Asian Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership (AYPAL) 
Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc 
Refugee and Immigrant Transitions  
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center – Youth Development Program 
Bridges from School to Work

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Harmonium 
Union of Pan Asian Communities 
The San Diego LGBT Community Center 
North County Lifeline 
Casa Familiar 
A Reason to Survive (ARTS) 
The Aja Project 
MANA de San Diego 
Blue Star Families

«We applaud Blue Shield of California for their generosity, especially in these uncertain times,» said Rebecca Brown, Ph.D., senior director of Development and Data at Oakland-based Youth Uprising. «We are preparing to roll out provision of hot meals to those who we serve and are also continuously working to connect young people to peer counselors. This funding will go a long way towards making those program improvements happen.» 

«When the pandemic struck, we had to fully transform our operations in a few days’ time to accommodate the influx of need in the community,» said Cara Dessert, Esq, chief executive officer of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. «We immediately shifted individual therapy sessions so they could safely and effectively be done via Zoom and opened an emergency help phone line to ensure people could get resources and referrals. Because of Blue Shield’s altruism, we will be able to continue with that good work and ultimately assist more people.»

BlueSky is a multi-year commitment by Blue Shield to support mental health for middle- and high school students in California by providing additional clinicians in schools, training teachers on the signs of mental health issues, and empowering students with in-person and online mental health support resources.

Since last fall, the BlueSky initiative has provided more than 3,000 counseling sessions in 19 schools in Alameda and San Diego counties. In addition, students across the nation have shared nearly 60,000 stress-reducing tips and suggestions for their peers as part of The New State of Mind campaign that began in April in collaboration with DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change in the nation.

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

For more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit news.blueshieldca.com.

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CONTACT:

Mark Seelig

Blue Shield of California

510-607-2359

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All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

TORRANCE, California, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history – the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. With a model-exclusive body structure and chassis architecture, all turbo engine lineup, and an athletic stance with bold proportions, the new TLX delivers dramatic gains in both style and dynamic performance. The first Acura sedan fully designed around the brand’s Precision Crafted Performance…

TORRANCE, California, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history – the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. With a model-exclusive body structure and chassis architecture, all turbo engine lineup, and an athletic stance with bold proportions, the new TLX delivers dramatic gains in both style and dynamic performance. The first Acura sedan fully designed around the brand’s Precision Crafted Performance ethos, the 2021 TLX will arrive at dealerships early this fall with a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) starting in the mid-$30,000 range.

Watch the 2021 TLX Reveal Video at acura.com/2021-TLX 

The second-generation TLX also marks the highly anticipated return of Acura’s Type S high performance variant after a decade-long hiatus. The TLX Type S, arriving next spring, will be powered by an all-new Acura exclusive 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine developed for Type S levels of performance. Additionally, the new TLX Type S will be the first Type S model to feature Acura’s torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, making it the best handling and most performance-oriented Acura sedan yet.

In fulfilling its mission as a thoroughly modern sport sedan, the 2021 TLX integrates a multitude of performance, comfort and connectivity technologies first deployed on the highly successful third-generation Acura RDX. These include a high-output 2.0-liter VTEC® turbocharged engine, 4th-generation SH-AWD® system, award-winning Acura ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio and the latest iteration of Acura’s driver-focused True Touchpad Interface™.

«With this new TLX, we’re doubling down on what today’s sport sedan enthusiasts are asking for – a more stylish, personal and performance-focused driving experience,» said Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. «Our designers and engineers really took the gloves off, rethinking what an Acura sport sedan should be, right down to its most essential elements – stance, proportion, platform and powertrain. This is unquestionably our most ambitious redesign of an Acura sedan.»

Next-Generation Design
The 2021 TLX features an athletic and powerful exterior design with proportions, stance and silhouette heavily influenced by the Acura Precision Concept and faithfully translated from the Type S Concept. The new TLX’s performance intentions are conveyed through its low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, expansive hood, tapered greenhouse and pronounced rear haunches. Relative to the previous model, the new TLX features a 3.7-inch longer wheelbase, 2.2-inch wider body with wider front and rear tracks (+1.2 in. and +1.6 in., respectively), lower roof (-0.6 in.) and an extended dash-to-axle dimension (+7.8 in.).     

At the front, a bolder and more upright diamond pentagon grille is flanked by signature, next-generation Acura lighting cues previewed in the Type S Concept. These include new Jewel Eye® LED headlights with four LED elements and bright-white «Chicane» LED daytime running lights inspired by the championship-winning Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race car.

The sedan’s sleek and dynamic side profile uses sheer, angled surfaces to create strong light-and-shadow contrasts and to accentuate the sedan’s muscular rear wheel arches, which lead into a rear section featuring a shorter overhang, upswept rear decklid, «Chicane» LED taillights and exposed dual exhaust outlets.

The neatly tailored cabin section is set farther back on the body and features more steeply inward-sloping roof pillars to further emphasize the TLX’s muscular low and wide stance. The roof itself has been sculpted with a lower-set center section, defined by two inward curving grooves, for a more distinctive look that conveys a sense of movement and lower appearance.

A-Spec: Sport Package
Acura’s highly popular A-Spec sport package continues, adding distinctive sport appearance upgrades inside and out. Unique exterior A-Spec features includes Shark Grey 19-inch wheels, gloss black accents front to rear, darkened headlight and taillight treatment, and a pronounced rear decklid spoiler.

Type S: High Performance Variant
Arriving spring 2021, the TLX Type S builds upon the A-Spec styling elements, elevating TLX’s sporty appearance even further. At the front, a unique open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille and larger side air intakes feed an all-new powerful V6 turbo engine developed for Acura Type S models. Aerodynamic elements include a rear decklid spoiler, aggressive front splitter and rear diffuser, and large quad exhaust outlets that harken back to the 2007-2008 TL Type S. Two exclusive 20-inch wheels designs will be offered, a split-10 spoke design from the Type S Concept and an NSX-inspired lightweight «Y-Spoke» wheel, both wrapped in 255-series performance rubber. More details on the TLX Type S will be released closer to its on-sale date in the spring of 2021.

Exclusive New Body and Chassis
The 2021 TLX is a sport sedan at its core, built on a new dedicated Acura sedan platform designed for Type S-levels of performance. The new chassis heralds the return of double wishbone front suspension to Acura’s top-selling sedan, offering more precise handling and cornering grip, as well as greater mechanical compliance for improved ride quality. In addition, the TLX chassis incorporates multiple new performance-focused engineering upgrades, including a variable-ratio steering system, electro-servo brake-by-wire technology applied from the NSX and an available driver selectable Adaptive Damper System.

The TLX’s all-new chassis is anchored to an advanced new body structure — NSX aside, the most rigid ever offered on an Acura vehicle— delivering a 50 percent increase in global torsional stiffness and up to a 100 percent improvement in localized rigidity where the suspension is mounted to the body. The new structure uses 56 percent (by weight) advanced, lightweight materials, including aluminum and press-hardened steel, more than any previous Acura sedan.

An ultra-rigid new center tunnel serves as the backbone of the TLX’s higher structural rigidity, complimented by triangulated front shock tower bars, front and rear underfloor braces, a one-piece rear bulkhead stiffener and new cast-aluminum front shock tower mounts. Front-to-rear weight balance is also improved by an extensive use of aluminum, including the front bumper, hood, front fenders and front damper mounts, in addition to locating the 12-volt battery in the trunk.

NSX Electro-Servo Brakes
First developed for the second-generation NSX, the new TLX utilizes a highly sophisticated electric-servo brake system. This system allowed Acura engineers to finely tune the brake pedal force and electronically control the brake pressure to optimize the vehicle’s performance driving characteristics.

For the TLX Type S, multiple hardware upgrades will improve braking performance, including larger discs and four-piston Brembo® front calipers complemented by performance-focused tuning of the entire braking system.

Wheels and Tires
The TLX’s athletic stance is grounded by larger standard 18-inch (+1-in.) wheels and available 19-inch wheels in various finishes, depending on trim. Performance-tuned 255-series rubber provides 20 percent more lateral grip than the outgoing tires.

TLX Type S models will be equipped with 20-inch split-10 spoke alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray. An optional lightweight wheel inspired by the NSX «Y-spoke» design will be offered alongside a high-performance summer tire, further increasing grip while reducing unsprung mass. 

Two High-Output Turbo Powertrains
The new TLX will offer two, powerful and high-torque turbocharged engines.
Standard power comes from a 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged engine with VTEC, mated to Acura’s incredibly responsive 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift. With peak output of 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE Net), the TLX’s 2.0-liter turbo boasts the highest horsepower in its core competitive set, delivering dramatic gains in horsepower (+66) and torque (+98 lb.-ft. at peak, +123 lb.-ft. at 1,500 rpm) when compared to the previous model’s naturally aspirated 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. Compared to the previous TLX’s optional 3.5-liter V6, the new 2.0-liter turbo delivers an additional 13 lb.-ft. of peak torque, as well as an additional 48 lb.-ft. at 1,500 rpm.

When it arrives in spring 2021, the TLX Type S will deliver power from an all-new 3.0-liter, 24-valve, DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged engine developed by some of the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers, including members of the team that developed the NSX’s bespoke twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit. The new transverse-mounted V6 will be highly compact and lightweight, utilizing a dual scroll turbocharger and electronic wastegate to deliver immediate, high-torque response. Compared to the outgoing, naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, the new engine delivers dramatic gains in peak horsepower and, more critically, in torque, across the engine’s full operating range, including a more than 50-percent increase in low-end torque. Final specifications for the new engine, including power output, will be released closer to launch timing.

Acura’s 10-speed automatic, with Sequential SportShift and standard paddle shifters, takes full advantage of both turbocharged engines’ high-torque output, offering a wider ratio range, more discrete gears, four-gear direct downshifts and a lower first gear compared to the previous 8-speed dual-clutch and 9-speed automatic transmissions. Type S models will receive unique transmission tuning to provide an aggressive and responsive characteristic during performance driving scenarios.

Torque Vectoring SH-AWD®
Superior handling capabilities are now offered on all TLX models with the available rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), Acura’s industry-leading torque-vectoring all-wheel drive technology. SH-AWD is offered as optional equipment on the 2.0-liter TLX and as standard technology on the TLX Type S, the first Type S model to feature all-wheel drive.

Acura’s 4th-generation SH-AWD® system has 40 percent more rear torque capacity and 30 percent quicker front-to-rear torque transfer than the 3rd-generation system in the outgoing TLX. The Acura SH-AWD® system in the new TLX transfers up to 70 percent of engine torque to the rear axle during normal driving conditions, while continuously apportioning up to 100 percent of that rear-axle torque between either the left and right rear wheels. Additionally, the rear axle is continuously overdriven by 2.9 percent, which amplifies the yaw moment effect of left-to-right torque transfer, elevating performance through sharper and more accurate turn-in, and improved traceability when cornering.   

Driver-focused, Premium Cockpit Design
The 2021 TLX’s more premium, personal and tech-focused cabin takes inspiration from the Acura Precision Cockpit’s intuitive functionality and flowing lines. Designed around the desires of today’s luxury sport sedan enthusiasts, the TLX is tastefully appointed with available authentic, high-grade materials including real aluminum, open-pore wood and full-grain Milano leather.

Developed under the theme of «Dual Personal Cockpit,» the sedan’s new, more luxurious interior places a strong emphasis on the driver and front-seat passenger. The TLX’s high and wide center tunnel and wrap-around instrument panel create a more personal and strongly delineated space for both front-seat occupants, while its wider body design enables true first-class seating comfort for both, with top-of-class hip and shoulder room (+0.5 in. and +0.7 in., respectively).

Both the driver and front passenger also benefit from the tailored design of Acura’s advanced front sport seats, highly customizable with up to 16-way power adjustability. For the driver, a stout leather-wrapped steering wheel, clean and clear instrumentation, and improved forward visibility serve as the foundations for an in-command and exhilarating driving experience.

A-Spec and Type S models feature unique details throughout the cabin, including a thick-rimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather with contrast stitching and larger metal-plated paddle shifters. In addition to unique materials and colors, the TLX Type S interior is distinguished by Type S badging on the door sills, steering wheel and embossed headrests.

Intuitive Technology and Connectivity
The 2021 TLX also incorporates a full array of Acura technologies designed for enhanced comfort, connectivity and audio entertainment, starting with a new implementation of Acura’s innovative and driver-oriented True Touchpad Interface™. This system features a high-mounted 10.2-inch HD display and a console mounted touchpad with «Absolute Position» mapping. For more intuitive control, the TLX’s upgraded interface features physical Power, Volume and Seek controls positioned within easy reach to the immediate right of the touchpad. Utilizing the latest True Touchpad Interface software, the TLX offers more accurate swipe zones and handwriting recognition, as well as other performance enhancements. In addition, an ergonomically friendly wrist rest provides an anchor point for operation of the touchpad.

The 2021 TLX features a standard 7-inch full-color Multi-Information Display (MID) in the center gauge cluster and an available 10.5-inch full-color Head-Up Display (HUD). The available award winning Acura ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system features four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers as well as a new Twin Telford™ subwoofer design.

The new TLX also features the latest generation of AcuraLink™ with in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi, over-the-air software update capability and a wide array of available cloud-based services, including emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start, stolen vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, geofencing, speed tracking and Acura concierge services.

Color and Trims
The new TLX will feature an expanded color palette with nine exterior finishes including five premium colors.  New to the TLX for 2021 is a distinguished Phantom Violet Pearl. The TLX Type S will be offered in an exclusive, bold Tiger Eye Pearl. Apex Blue Pearl, previously available only on A-Spec models, will be added to the Type S catalog.

A total of seven interior color options will be offered on the 2021 TLX. Ebony, Espresso, Graystone and Parchment will be offered on the standard TLX models, depending on trim. TLX A-Spec and TLX Type S models will feature either Ebony or Red Leather, both with black Ultrasuede® inserts. Additionally, the TLX Type S will offer an exclusive Light Orchid leather interior option.

Further enhancing the driving environment, the new TLX features available ambient LED lighting throughout the cabin. The new system provides a unique interior ambient lighting scheme that changes with each driving mode (Comfort, Normal, Sport), as well as 24 selectable interior lighting schemes, each named after an iconic performance driving destination or track, such as «Pacific Coast» and «Suzuka».

Customizable Driving Performance
The 2021 TLX provides for a more versatile and personalized driving experience through the use of Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System, now featuring an Individual Mode. As before, the system integrates a multitude of powertrain and chassis systems, accessed via the drive mode dial prominently positioned on the center console. Comfort, Normal and Sport modes (and Sport+ on TLX Type S) incrementally dial up the sporting reflexes of the TLX using pre-set programs for the Drive-By-Wire™ throttle, transmission, SH-AWD®, electric power steering, available Adaptive Dampers and more.

An Acura-first, the 2021 TLX will feature an Individual Mode, activated by pushing the Acura logo at the center of the drive mode dial. The new Individual Mode provides for discrete control of all the same features, enabling the driver to choose their preferred individual settings for each element of system control.

Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies
All 2021 TLX models will come equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies standard. This includes several new features, such as Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Driver Awareness Monitor and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA). Working in conjunction with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Traffic Jam Assist helps reduce driver stress in highly congested traffic situations by helping keep the vehicle in its lane and at a set interval behind a car detected ahead.

Additionally, the 2021 TLX features the first-ever application of the company’s new front passenger airbag technology. This new proprietary airbag uses a three-chamber design that functions much like a baseball catcher’s mitt, designed to more effectively cradle, and helping to protect the front seat occupant’s head to help mitigate potential injury in more steeply angled frontal collisions.

The new TLX also delivers advanced levels of passive safety (collision protection) performance through the use of Acura’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which has been further refined to provide additional occupant protection in a wider range of collision scenarios. Additional structural safety features include ultra-high-strength-steel one-piece door rings and an ultra-stiff center tunnel that helps optimize the absorption and direction of collision forces around the cabin.

Design, Development and Manufacturing
Design, engineering and development of the 2021 Acura TLX was conducted primarily in America. Styling was led by Acura Design in Torrance, Calif., while full platform development was led by engineers in the company’s development center in Raymond, Ohio. Engineering development of the new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 was led by the company’s R&D center in Tochigi, Japan.

The new TLX will be manufactured exclusively at the company’s Marysville, Ohio, plant using domestic and globally sourced parts. The TLX’s 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter turbocharged engines will be produced exclusively at the company’s Anna, Ohio, engine plant, also home to the twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit in the Acura NSX supercar. The 10-speed automatic transmission will be manufactured exclusively at the company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia, plant, and the SH-AWD® system’s front power takeoff unit and rear differential will be manufactured in the company’s Russells Point, Ohio, plant.

2021 TLX Key Specs and Dimensions

2020 TLX

2021 TLX

2021 TLX Type S

Engine

2.4-liter Inline-4,

3.5-liter V6

2.0-liter Turbo

3.0-liter Turbo

Transmission

2.4L: 8-speed DCT,

3.5L: 9-speed AT

10-speed AT

10-speed AT

Super Handling All-Wheel
Drive™

V6 models only

Available

Standard

Peak Horsepower (SAE

Net)

2.4L: 206

3.5L: 290

2.0T: 272

(2.4L: +66, 3.5L: -18)

TBA

Peak Torque (SAE Net)

2.4L: 182

3.5L: 267

2.0T: 280

(2.4L: +98, 3.5L: +13)

TBA

Front Suspension

MacPherson Strut Front
Suspension

Double Wishbone Front
Suspension

Double Wishbone Front
Suspension

Rear Suspension

Multi-Link Rear
Suspension

Multi-Link Rear
Suspension

Multi-Link Rear
Suspension

Steering

Electric power-assisted
rack-and-pinion steering

Belt-driven electric
power-assisted steering
with variable ratio

Belt-driven electric
power-assisted steering
with variable ratio

Braking

Hydraulic Assist

Electro Servo

Electro Servo

Brembo Front Brakes

Wheelbase (in.)

109.3

113.0 (+3.7)

113.0 (+3.7)

Length (in.)

191.7

194.6 (+2.9)

194.6 (+2.9)

Width (in.)

73.0

75.2 (+2.2)

75.2 (+2.2)

Height (in.)

57.0

56.4 (-0.6)

56.4 (-0.6)

Track (in.)

F: 62.8

R: 63.1

F: 64.0 (+1.2)

R: 64.6 (+1.5)

TBA

EPA Passenger Volume
(cu. ft.)

93.3

93.4 (+0.1)

93.4 (+0.1)

Max Cargo Volume,
including rear underfloor
(cu. ft.)

13.2

13.5 (+0.3)

13.5 (+0.3)

 

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models –the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.  All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

 

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

 

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

 

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

 

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

 

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Minted Notifies Users Of Data Security Incident

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Minted recently became aware of a report that mentioned Minted as one of ten companies impacted by a potential cybersecurity incident. Minted promptly undertook an investigation, with the assistance of outside forensic experts. The investigation determined that, on May 6, 2020, unauthorized actors obtained information from the company’s user account database. Since determining this on May…

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Minted recently became aware of a report that mentioned Minted as one of ten companies impacted by a potential cybersecurity incident. Minted promptly undertook an investigation, with the assistance of outside forensic experts. The investigation determined that, on May 6, 2020, unauthorized actors obtained information from the company’s user account database. Since determining this on May 15, the company worked expeditiously to assess what information was impacted and identify affected customers.

The information involved includes customers’ names and login credentials to their Minted accounts, consisting of their email address and password. The passwords were hashed and salted and not in plain text. Telephone number, billing address, shipping address(es), and, for fewer than one percent of affected customers, date of birth, also may have been impacted. The incident did not involve payment or credit card information.

Minted also promptly notified U.S. federal law enforcement authorities and is closely cooperating with their investigation. The company is reviewing its security protocols and has taken steps to further enhance security.

Minted is notifying affected individuals by email. Customers may find more information about the incident on the Minted website at www.minted.com/data-incident-notice.

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If You Purchased Certain Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Products, You May Be Entitled To Payment From A Proposed Class Action Settlement

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following notice is being jointly issued by Richman Law Group, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. and Winston & Strawn, LLP and has been authorized by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 4:19-cv-00102-BP).

The parties…

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following notice is being jointly issued by Richman Law Group, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. and Winston & Strawn, LLP and has been authorized by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 4:19-cv-00102-BP).

The parties have reached a Settlement that resolves a class action lawsuit, Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 4:19-cv-00102-BP), pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (the «Court») against Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer III, Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer Plus, Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate, and Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus (the «Roundup® Products»).

The lawsuit alleges that a statement that appears on the rear label of these Roundup® Products, «targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets,» is false and misleading. Monsanto denies these allegations and any wrongdoing. The Settlement avoids costs and risks to Class Members from continuing the lawsuit, provides relief to purchasers of the Roundup® Products during the relevant time period, and releases Monsanto and others from liability for the related claims.

Who’s Included?

You may be a Class Member if you purchased: (1) Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer III; (2) Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer Plus; (3) Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus; or (4) Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate in packaging with a label that contained the statement «targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets» or a substantially similar statement.

The time period during which purchases are included in this Settlement differs from state to state, depending on each state’s statutes of limitations. Visit the Settlement Website at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com to determine if your purchase is eligible for compensation.

What Does The Settlement Provide?

The proposed class action Settlement will provide the Class with $39,550,000 (thirty-nine million five hundred and fifty thousand dollars) of monetary relief to pay all aspects of the Settlement, including Class Members’ claims, notice costs, administration costs, service awards of up to $2,500 to named plaintiffs, legal expenses, and attorneys’ fees. If the Court approves the Settlement and you have not excluded yourself as described below, you will be bound by the Settlement and barred from suing Monsanto and related entities for the claims released in the Settlement. The Released Claims are described in detail at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com

What Are My Rights And Options?

Make a Claim. Class Members must submit a claim by going to www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com and submitting (or printing and mailing) a claim form. Class Members may make a claim by submitting either proof(s) of purchase or an affirmation under penalty of perjury of the identity and quantity purchased. Any person who received a full refund is excluded from the Class definition. The deadline to postmark or submit your claim online is September 11, 2020.

Other Options. The purpose of this Notice is to inform you of this lawsuit so you can make an informed decision as to whether you should remain in or opt out of this Settlement. Your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by September 11, 2020. If you do not exclude yourself, you will release any claims you may have, as more fully described in the Settlement Agreement, available at the Settlement Website. You may remain a Settlement Class Member and object to the Settlement by November 5, 2020. You may choose to pay for and be represented by a lawyer who may send the objection for you. The website explains how to exclude yourself or object.

The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on November 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7A of the Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse, 400 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 to consider whether to approve the Settlement, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and the Class Representative Service Award. You may ask the Court to appear at the Fairness Hearing, but you don’t have to do so.

How Can I Get More Information?

Visit the Settlement Website at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com, contact the Claims Administrator at (833) 909-2007, or contact Class Counsel at (718) 705-4579.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE THE COURT FOR INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

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