Crown Cigars and Ales Hosts Blanco Cigars Event

Crown Cigars and Ales, a premiere cigar lounge, is proud to host David Blanco from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 10 at 1800 Carothers Pkwy., Ste 1 in Franklin, TN.

We are so proud to have David Blanco, a premiere blender and legend in the industry, visit us for this special event”

— Austin Hough

BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE, USA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Crown Cigars and Ales, Tennessee’s premiere cigar shop and lounge, is proud to host David Blanco from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 10 at 1800 Carothers Pkwy., Ste 1 in Franklin, TN.

Blanco Cigars is one of the premier cigar manufacturers in the industry and we’re so proud to host their event here,” Austin Hough said. “There’s going to be great sales, plenty of giveaways and David Blanco, how can you beat that?”

Blanco Cigars began in the United States 1998, but the family’s history extends far beyond to the western-most province of Pinar de Rio in Cuba. The Blancos work with their cousins from Cuba, the Plascencia family.
The Plasencias’ run all farming and manufacturing operations in both Danlí, Honduras and Estelí, Nicaragua.
The event will feature David Blanco, premium cigar blender for more than 20 years. David blended not only all of the cigars under the Blanco name and other family owned brands but a dozen other companies from around the world.

“We are so proud to have David Blanco, a premiere blender and legend in the industry, visit us for this special event,” Hough said.

In addition to Blanco, there will be special deals and events going on throughout the day.

Crown Cigar and Ale is that area’s leading cigar shop and lounge. It has a wide variety of cigar brands for sale and the perfect drink to pair with them.

If you want more information about the event or would like to set up an interview, please contact Austin Hough at (615) 377-7727 or crowncigarstn@gmail.com.
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About Crown Cigars and Ales:
Crown Cigars and Ales is Tennessee’s premier cigar shop and lounge featuring the best brands at the best prices. The lounge features events throughout the year as well as special sale events.

Austin Hough
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Why EB-5 Investors Should Invest Today in a Direct Project at $500K

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN), a leading EB-5 consultancy, regional center operator, and fund manager, will host a free webinar, “Why Direct EB-5 Today at $500K” with guest panelist Edward Beshara, Esq., of Beshara, P.A on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 3:00 PM EDT. Click here to register for the webinar or to watch a video recording of the webinar after the webinar takes place.

Following the sunset date of the EB-5 Regional Center Program on June 30, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting only I-526 petitions for direct EB-5 investments. Additionally, on June 22, 2021, a California magistrate judge invalidated the EB-5 Program Modernization Rule that came into effect on November 21, 2019. Consequently, the minimum investment amount for projects located in targeted employment areas (TEAs) has returned to $500,000 ($1.0 million if not located in a TEA).

To help investors make the most of the opportunity to make direct EB-5 investments of $500,000 in projects located in TEAs, the webinar addresses several frequently asked questions and provides an overview of the benefits of multi-unit direct EB-5 investments. The following questions will be covered in the webinar:

• How is a direct EB-5 investment better than a regional center investment?
• How does a direct project show 10 new jobs?
• How can I receive a return on my $500K investment?
• When will my $500K investment be returned?
• How can I evaluate immigration risk in a direct EB-5 project?
• How can I evaluate financial risk in a direct EB-5 project?
• What are multi-unit direct EB-5 investments, and what benefits do they offer?
• Will a multi-unit direct EB-5 investment diversify my immigration and financial risk?

EB5AN Managing partner Sam Silverman noted that there is likely a limited window for investing at $500,000 and encouraged prospective investors to take advantage of the opportunity while it remains available. “The EB-5 regional center program is likely to get renewed in the coming months,” said Silverman. “When it is renewed, it is highly likely that the EB-5 program’s minimum investment amount will be increased.”

“It is important to conduct due diligence on all prospective EB-5 projects, either direct or regional center, in order to make an informed investment decision that considers all financial and immigration risk aspects of the investment,” Edward C. Beshara, Esq., managing partner of Beshara, P.A., added.

Created by the U.S. Congress in 1990, the EB-5 program provides a clear pathway to permanent residency and citizenship. Tens of thousands of families from nearly every country have successfully immigrated by making qualifying investments in U.S. projects and business enterprises. The EB-5 visa is popular among people currently living abroad and those already working in the United States on nonimmigrant visas.

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EB5 Affiliate Network is a national EB-5 regional center operator and consulting firm that has been trusted by 1,800+ EB-5 investors from 60+ countries. EB5AN works with direct EB-5 and regional center EB-5 project developers and sponsors to assemble high-quality EB-5 projects across the country. EB5AN also works with EB-5 investors from around the world to identify high-quality, low-risk EB-5 investments and to structure EB-5 projects for those who seek to create their own.

Beshara, P.A., is a top U.S. immigration law firm exclusively dedicated to immigration law. Their highly reputable legal services are available to EB-5 investors, regional centers, and developers. The firm is recognized as one of the top EB-5 visa-focused law firms in the U.S.

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伊甸生醫新執行長李世雄博士上任

Eden Biologics, Inc.

Eden Biologics, Inc.

總部位於台灣新竹的生技公司伊甸生醫宣布任命李世雄博士(Dr. Steve Lee)為新任執行長與董事會成員。李博士對於生物製劑研究、生物製程開發、技術營運、業務發展、策略規劃和商業製造方面,有30多年傑出經驗。李博士曾帶領美國和亞洲的生技新創與大型生物製藥集團轉型為高績效組織。

新竹, 台灣, September 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 總部位於台灣新竹的前瞻生技公司伊甸生醫,於 9 月 1日宣布任命在生技領域極具經驗與創業領導魄力的成功經理人李世雄博士(Dr. Steve Lee),為新任執行長與董事會成員,即刻生效。李博士是一位備受尊敬的執行長和業界領袖,在規範嚴謹的環境和新興市場中,對於生物製劑研究、生物製程開發、技術營運、業務發展、策略規劃和商業製造方面,有30 多年傑出經驗。李博士曾帶領美國和亞洲的生技新創與大型生物製藥集團轉型為高績效組織。

伊甸生醫董事長黃瑞瑨表示:「我們竭誠歡迎李博士成為伊甸生醫新執行長。他是一位公認的科學領袖,在伊甸處於加速成長及創新之際,我很高興李博士接任我們的新執行長。李博士在策略領導和高效營運執行方面表現出色,可以繼續推動伊甸正蓬勃發展的生物製劑開發,同時高度專注於我們的願景,即為所有需要的患者提供價格合理的優質生物藥品。他在治療性生物製劑和新型疫苗製造方面的專業經驗擴大了公司的經營策略,我非常興奮他來帶領伊甸並把握所有未來的全球市場機會。」

作為美國BioGENEXUS, LLC的創辦人暨前執行長,李博士開發顛覆性創新和突破性製造技術平台,同時提供全球生物技術諮詢服務。而今,李博士將其豐富業界經驗、強大領導力和熱情帶進伊甸生醫,以期在亞洲及美國擴大伊甸創新與具成本效益的生物製劑開發平台和商業製造聯盟。創辦BioGENEXUS之前,李博士是印度製藥公司 Dr. Reddy's Labs (DRL) Biologics 生物製劑技術部門全球負責人和新加坡分公司執行長。該公司是亞洲領先生物相似藥廠之一,李博士負責四款商業生物製劑生產,並協助六款開發中之生物相似藥。在加入DRL之前,李博士是中國綠葉製藥集團生物製劑業務的全球負責人,該集團收購了新加坡政府創立的生技公司 A-Bio Pharma,李博士當時為該公司執行長。

回亞洲服務之前,李博士是美商必治妥施貴寶公司(BMS)的副總裁兼製程開發與製造部總經理,負責領導紐約雪城的製造部門和製程開發團隊,開發並推出廣泛的蛋白質療法和後期開發生物製劑。在嚴格的時間限制下,李博士為 BMS 生物製劑特許經營成立了一個高績效團隊以開發永續基礎設施,並獲得 FDA 批准推出首款BMS 自行開發的自體免疫生物製劑 Orencia®。他亦曾擔任生物製劑開發卓越中心負責人,帶領跨部門團隊在麻州建立自有大型細胞培養設備(6座20,000升生物反應器),使BMS有效擴展版圖並成為今日腫瘤免疫學巨頭。加入 BMS 之前,李博士還曾在兩家全球製藥公司工作:默克和羅氏藥廠之美國分公司。李博士在紐澤西州的兩個默克實驗室擔任過多個職位,負責開發各種疫苗和生物衍生療法製程,包括推出抗真菌劑 Cancidas®;而於賓州的默克製造部門,他建立並帶領一個整合無菌製程、工程和技術服務團隊,以支持所有商業生物製劑並推出新型疫苗。

李博士為台灣大學農業化學學士,密西根大學化學工程碩士,麻省理工學院生化工程博士。

關於伊甸生醫:
伊甸生醫成立於2012年,在以董事長暨執行長黃瑞瑨(亦為凱鵬華盈國際創投大中華區合夥人)為首的全新管理團隊領導轉型下,持續專注於三個生物製藥領域:1)為客戶提供合約製造代工服務(從細胞株開發到商業量產,並提供法規諮詢及送件服務);2)開發自有生物相似藥產品線;3)生物製劑新藥合作與授權。
欲知詳情,歡迎e-mail至 partner@edenbiologics.com

Yen Hsieh
Eden Biologics, Inc.
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Eden Biologics Introduces New Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steve Lee

Eden Biologics, Inc.

Eden Biologics, Inc.

Eden Biologics, a leading global biotechnology company based in Taiwan, announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Lee as the new CEO and Director of the Board.

HSINCHU, TAIWAN, September 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eden Biologics, Inc., a leading global biotechnology company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, announced on September 1st, the appointment of Dr. Steve Lee, an accomplished biotech executive with broad experience and entrepreneurial leadership, as the new CEO and Director of the Board, effective immediately. Dr. Steve Lee is a highly respected CEO and global business leader with a distinguished track record in biologics research, bioprocess development, technical operations, business development, strategic planning, and commercial manufacturing in a highly regulated environment and emerging markets for over 30 years. Specifically, Dr. Lee has led changes in transforming companies into high-performance organizations in biotech startups and large biopharmaceutical groups in the United States and Asia.

James Huang, Chairman of the Board of Eden Biologics: “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Steve Lee as Eden Biologics’ new Chief Executive Officer. He is a well-recognized, proven scientific leader at a time when Eden is in excellent position to accelerate growth and innovation and I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Lee as our new CEO. Dr. Lee has excelled at strategic leadership and efficient operational execution throughout his career and is well-positioned to continue to enhance Eden’s thriving biologics development while maintaining a hyper focus on our vision to make affordable, high-quality biological medicines for all patients in need. His invaluable commercial expertise in the manufacturing of both therapeutic biologics and novel vaccines amplifies the company’s strategic direction and I’m ecstatic to have him lead Eden and take advantage of all future global market opportunities.”

Previously the CEO and Founder of BioGENEXUS, LLC, Dr. Lee developed disruptive innovation and breakthrough manufacturing technology platforms while providing biotech consulting services globally. Now he brings his extensive biotech industry experience, strong leadership and passion to Eden Biologics with hopes of expanding Eden’s innovative, cost-effective biologics development platform and commercial manufacturing alliances in both Asia and the US. Before founding his own firm, Dr. Lee was the Global Head, Biologics Technical Operations and CEO of Singapore Operations for Dr. Reddy’s Labs (DRL) Biologics, one of Asia’s leading biosimilar developers and was responsible for overseeing the manufacturing four commercial biologics while supporting six biosimilars in development. Before Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Dr. Lee was the Global Head, Biologics Business of Luye Pharma Group, a China-based pharmaceutical company, which acquired A-Bio Pharma in Singapore, a pioneering biotech company founded by Singapore government, where he served as CEO.

Prior to his return to Asia, Dr. Lee was Vice-President and General Manager, Process Development and Biologics Manufacturing, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) where he was responsible for leading the Syracuse, New York Manufacturing and Process Development groups, developing and launching a wide range of protein therapeutics and late-stage development biologics. Most impressively, under severe time constraints, Dr. Lee established a high-performance team to develop sustainable infrastructure for the BMS biologics franchise and obtained FDA approval to launch the very first BMS internally developed biologic, Orencia® for autoimmune diseases. He also served as the Head of Biologics Development Center of Excellence and led a cross functional team to build its own large-scale commercial Cell Culture Manufacturing Facility (6×20,000L bioreactors) in Devens, MA, which enabled BMS to expand effectively as the immuno-oncology giant today. Prior to joining BMS, Dr. Lee also worked for two global pharmaceutical companies: Merck & Co., Inc. and Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., both located in the US. At Merck, Dr. Lee held several positions of increasing responsibilities at both Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, NJ, where he developed various bioprocesses for vaccines and biologically derived therapeutics including launching antifungal agent, Cancidas®; and Merck Manufacturing Division in West Point, PA, where he built and led an integrated sterile process, engineering and technical services group to support all commercial biologics and introduced novel vaccines.

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); M.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan; B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry from National University of Taiwan.

About Eden Biologics, Inc.
Eden Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company established in 2012 and after a transformation under new executive leadership led by James Huang, Chairman and CEO (also Managing Director of KPCB China), Eden continues to focus on three biotech sectors: 1) Accelerating the development programs for clients through the provision of Contract Development and Manufacturing Services (from cell line development to commercial manufacturing with regulatory filing support; 2) Developing a Proprietary Biosimilar Pipeline; and 3) Collaborating & Licensing of New and Innovative Biologics.
For more information, please contact us at partner@edenbiologics.com

Yen Hsieh
Eden Biologics, Inc.
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Award-Winning Author, Adrienne Rubin, Examines the Successful Aghan Businesswomen Who Have Been Forced to Shut Down

Adrienne Rubin, Acclaimed Author.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — From CEOs to coffee shop owners, Afghan women entrepreneurs have shut down their businesses and fled the country or gone into hiding, fearing reprisals after the Taliban's takeover. Thousands of Afghan businesswomen shut up shop. Almost 57,000 women own enterprises in Afghanistan. Female entrepreneurs worry over safety and income

Acclaimed author, Adrienne Rubin, shares her thoughts on this matter as she is deeply affected by such tragic events. "As of June, 2021, Congress had approved the expenditure of $3.9 million to aid the civilians in Afghanistan, most of it for COVID-19 vaccines, emergency medical assistance, and shelter and food to the needy," states Rubin. "Because Afghan women were considered an important part of the economy, $787 million was designated specifically for businesses run by women."

Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ten days ago, Nadia was a successful businesswoman running a popular cafe in Kabul, championing female empowerment on television and mentoring scores of fellow women entrepreneurs. Today, the 33-year-old MBA graduate is holed up in a secret location in the Afghan capital – fearing for her life, unable to provide for family and resigned to the belief that her many achievements of the past two decades now amount to nothing.

Rubin continues, "The US is expected to donate a similar amount in 1922. However, this allocation has yet to be decided. Ideally, our goal in the US has always been to support a secure, unified, democratic, and self-reliant Afghanistan. However, with the withdrawal of US troops and the Taliban in control, the Afghan people lost their sense of freedom overnight."

Nadia, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Kabul, "There was no choice when the Taliban entered Kabul, I had to run and hide. I am well known in Afghanistan. Now I am worried they will come for me and my family. Over the past 20 years, so many women like me have worked hard to make our place in society and make a future for our country. Now, we are back to zero."

These successful businesswomen have been ostracized and all progress has been reverted back to its original state. Rubin concludes, "It happened too fast. Depression and hopelessness have suddenly surged as the austere control of Taliban rule begins, and women with viable businesses once again don their burkas."

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Adrienne Rubin:

https://adriennerubin.com/

Adrienne Rubin is a wife, mother, teacher, and businesswoman who started a wholesale jewelry company from scratch. Originally a high school French teacher, Adrienne published two cookbooks for charity before making the decision to go into business as an importer of fine jewelry, selling to the trade. Selling successfully to stores all over the United States, she eventually opened Avanti Fine Jewelry, her own jewelry store in Beverly Hills.

An entrepreneur, risk-taker, and iconoclast, Adrienne believes that, even though honesty and integrity are losing ground to greed and a lack of ethics in today’s world, rewards will come to those who persist. She is passionate about showing aspiring business owners how to put the “I can do that!” into everyday practice.

As the recipient of the 2019 Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award from The Arthritis Foundation, Adrienne has been recognized for her efforts to raise funds and awareness for this painful disease. Today her recent pursuits involve investing in real estate and spending time with her husband, her children, and grandchildren in Los Angeles.

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Acclaimed Actress/Writer, Wendy Wilkins, Examines Her Career and How Happy She is to be a Working Actress

Wendy Wilkins

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — I am an LA based working actress, originally from Australia via London, but have been here for over 15 years and am proud to be a US citizen. I studied theater at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London working on classical technique and Shakespeare. I guest starred on Australia's longest running and most beloved series, "Neighbors", where Margot Robbie was a series regular. After arriving in the United States, my career took off as I studied with the highly respected Ivana Chubbuck, and Katt Shea appearing in numerous films winning awards in festivals from Ojai to Sundance. I currently am the author of a successful memoir, "Sex, Love & Cops", and am represented by Aqua Talent Agency and 3G Management

I am a SAG/AFTRA working actor/actress. Through all of that though, I feel like only now I can finally call myself a working actress. After 15 years working on the craft, many audition, and rejections. It really is true what many industry people/mentors have told me to just keep doing the work and eventually you will get noticed for it. My work is a combination of referrals and standard auditioning with having a great team around me. I also just completed directing and playing the role of the wife of a wonderful actor, Kevin McCorkle, who is very involved with the Sag/Aftra foundation and teaches film at USC School of Dramatic Arts. We belong to a writing / reading group where we cast people from the group to have our work read. It’s pretty cool.

I’m also off to support my fabulous actress friend who is the lead in a film Premiering at the Pasadena film festival. It will be nice to see it on the big screen and I have a little role in it. We met in Ivana Chubbuck's acting class many years ago (Ivana has coached countless successful actors such as Charlize Theron and Halle Berry for their respective Oscar winning roles in Monster and Monster's Ball).

By booking more and more work, I finally feel like I can call myself a working actress. During COVID, obviously things have been quieter but thankfully it is starting to pick up. I was doing several Casting Director workshops online and keeping up working on the craft to "stay fit". The industry obviously has changed and adapted to the current situation and many bookings are purely off self-tapes these days, I booked my last two this way. I am noticing more requests for local hire in Los Angeles which is great and the reason I moved and based myself in Los Angeles as it is supposed to be the center of film making. I notice so many films get made overseas because of cheaper production value, it's a little disappointing to move your whole life here and then find a production set in America but is filmed in Australia, Canada, Malta, Bulgaria. I get it, if it is supposed to be "Europe" but it would be great if we were able to make more local films /productions here and support our local industry.

Currently, millions and millions of people have seen my face every day as I play a teacher in Olivia Rodrigo’s latest music video. It is just a small role but one of many roles that you need to be prepared for on a large set opposite a hugely popular young singer of the moment. You need to be prepared and do your job and get out. Olivia is very talented obviously and also FYI super sweet, she took the time to introduce herself and say hi to all the "students" on set which I thought was lovely.

I just got asked back for the second time to do an acting role in Wisconsin and that really feels like validation when you get called back by the same production company. I also just completed filming a role in a movie, playing Sally the FBI agent, in "Justice for Lizzie" with a great cast and crew and the director is from a Hollywood film royalty family. Bruce Schwartz relatives' created Baywatch, Gilligan’s Island and the Brady Bunch just to name a few classic TV shows.

It takes a while to navigate and settle in and feel like home in LA. Hopefully, more and more productions will be filmed locally here, after all it's the reason I moved here to follow my career as it is where all the studios are based, the main talent agencies, producers, film makers, and where the Oscars are held. At least I finally cracked the code and am a happy working actress.

Wendy Wilkins
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Brian Dean Abramson, Esq., LL.M. Announces Second Edition of Legal Treatise "Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law"

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the second print edition of my legal treatise, "Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law," coauthored with Dorit Reiss, Peter O. Safir, and Jay Thomas. Publication is anticipated between late 2021 and early 2022 releasing in the United States, and it is made possible by an agreement between Bloomberg Law, as owner and publisher of the electronic version, and the American Health Law Association as publisher of the print volume.

With vaccine law rising sharply in importance over the course of the pandemic, it is timely and useful to introduce a second edition of this treatise, with numerous areas of updated and expanded content.

This work represents a massive expansion over the first print edition, with updates throughout, including content on COVID-19 vaccine development and mandates. The second edition will also contain entirely new chapters on:

¤ Employer/employee vaccination mandates, incentivization, facilitation, and promotion efforts;
¤ International and comparative vaccine law, including profiles of vaccine laws of selected countries
¤ Legal issues regarding anti-vaccine activism and responses

Other new materials include new or greatly expanded coverage of topics such as FDA Emergency Use Authorization, the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, applicability of Worker's Compensation for alleged vaccine injuries, OSHA standards and requirements, rights of minors seeking vaccination without parental consent, forced vaccination concerns, vaccination mandates for animals, and pandemic and bioterrorism response. I hope that everyone seeking information in this field will enjoy this volume and find it useful.

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Professor Brian Dean Abramson, Esq., LL.M. is a leading expert on vaccine law, having completed teaching the Vaccine Law course for the Florida International University College of Law, and having previously served as a law clerk to a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, reviewing appeals of both vaccine injury claims and vaccine patent claims.

He published the first edition of the legal treatise, "Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law," in 2018, overcoming doubts as to whether there was sufficient interest to support a comprehensive legal treatise in this field. In 2021 he established Vaccination Program Counsel to advise individuals, organizations, and entities on matters of vaccine law, including legally compliant vaccination policies and procedures.

His vaccine law expertise has recently been quoted by Reuters, Bloomberg Law, the L.A. Times, Il Sussidiario, the Epoch Times, and The Conversation, and his writings have been cited in numerous academic publications.

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AGAU RESOURCES, INC. AND WELL TOLD INC. ANNOUNCE CLOSING OF SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPT FINANCING

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Well Told Inc. ("Well Told" or the "Company") and Agau Resources, Inc. ("Agau") are pleased to announce the closing of the Company’s private placement comprised of 1,945,001 subscription receipts of the Company (the “Subscription Receipts”) at a price of $2.84 per Subscription Receipt (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,523,803 (the "Financing"), in accordance with, among other things, the provisions of an agency agreement dated August 24, 2021 among Well Told, Agau and a syndicate of agents led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Lead Agent”) and including Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Richardson Wealth Limited (collectively with the Lead Agent, the “Agents”).

The net proceeds of the Financing (the "Escrowed Funds") have been deposited in escrow pursuant to the terms of a subscription receipt agreement (the "Subscription Receipt Agreement") dated August 24,2021 between Well Told, the Lead Agent and Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as the subscription receipt agent. The Escrowed Funds will be held in escrow pending satisfaction or waiver (to the extent waiver is permitted) of all of the escrow release conditions pursuant to the terms of the Subscription Receipt Agreement (the "Escrow Conditions") including, but not limited to, the Company receiving all applicable regulatory approvals and completion of the previously announced go-public transaction of Well Told by way of a proposed reverse take-over transaction of Agau by Well Told, with the resulting company (the "Resulting Issuer") to be renamed “The Well Told Company Inc.” (the "Transaction"), as more particularly described the news release of Agau dated August 12, 2021.

Upon satisfaction of the Escrow Conditions, the Escrowed Funds will be released to the Company, and each Subscription Receipt will automatically convert into one unit (a "Unit") of Well Told, without payment of any additional consideration and without further action on the part of the holder thereof. Each Unit is comprised of one common share of Well Told (a "Well Told Share") and one-half of one Well Told Share purchase warrant of Well Told (each whole warrant, a "Well Told Warrant"). Each Well Told Warrant will be exercisable to acquire one additional Well Told Share for a period of 24 months following the date the Escrow Conditions are satisfied at a price of $3.83 per Well Told Share, subject to certain adjustment in certain events and the right of Well Told to accelerate as set out in the warrant indenture dated August 24, 2021 between Well Told and Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as warrant agent. Pursuant to the Transaction, for no additional consideration, (i) each Well Told Share will be automatically exchanged in the Transaction for 11.36 common shares of the Resulting Issuer, and (ii) each Well Told Warrant is to be immediately exchanged in the Transaction for 11.36 warrants of the Resulting Issuer pursuant to the terms of the amalgamation agreement dated August 12, 2021 among Well Told, Agau and 2835270 Ontario Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agau.

If the Escrow Conditions are not satisfied on or prior to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on December 16, 2021, the Escrowed Funds will be returned to the subscribers and the Subscription Receipts will be cancelled and be of no further effect or value.

CEO Monica Ruffo stated: "We are thrilled to complete this financing which will enable us to solidify our presence in Canada and pursue our growth strategy in the United States, a very large and growing functional wellness market. We are excited about the future and look forward to updating our shareholders as we begin the next chapter of our growth.

About Agau Resources, Inc.

Agau Resources, Inc. is a mineral exploration company with no current activities or operations.

About Well Told Inc.

Well Told Inc. is a female founded, emerging plant-based wellness company that formulates, develops, distributes and sells a variety of supplements, remedies and other functional wellness products. Founded by serial entrepreneur and award-winning leader Monica Ruffo, it was after undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and deciding to take her health into her own hands that she discovered the lack of transparency and availability of clean, plant-based formulations in the wellness industry. Well Told Inc. is on a mission to make the world a healthier place through plants. All the unique formulations are free of synthetics and fillers and offer scientifically proven results.

For more information please contact:

Agau Resources, Inc.:

Binyomin Posen
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Phone: (416) 481-2222 x 246
E-mail: bposen@plazacapital.ca

Well Told Inc.:

Edge Communications Group
Phone: (778) 400-1608
E-mail: invest@welltold.com

All information contained in this news release with respect to Well Told was supplied by Well Told for inclusion herein and the Company has relied on the accuracy of such information without independent verification.

The completion of the Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including listing of the Resulting Issuer Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.

Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in by the Company in connection with the Transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon. Trading in the securities of Agau should be considered highly speculative.

Not for distribution to United States newswire services or for the dissemination in the United States.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities under in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Forward-Looking Information and Statements

This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company's beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or may contain statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “will continue”, “will occur” or “will be achieved”. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained herein may include, but are not limited to, information concerning the Transaction, expectations regarding whether the Transaction will be consummated, including whether conditions to the consummation of the Transaction will be satisfied, expectations for the effects of the Transaction or the ability of the Resulting Issuer to successfully achieve business objectives, expectations regarding the completion and availability of financing, and expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors.

Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. All subsequent written and oral forward- looking information and statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf is expressly qualified in its entirety by this notice.

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Agau Resources, Inc.
+1 (416) 481-2222 x 246
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GCSEN Held Its First-Ever “MVP Demo Day”

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Program graduates, alumni, and GCSEN consultants had the opportunity to present their business ideas and do a demonstration of their products and services.

KINGSTON, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — GCSEN Held Its First-Ever “MVP Demo Day”!

On July 14, 2021, The GCSEN Foundation held its first-ever Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Demo Day where program graduates, alumni, and GCSEN consultants had the opportunity to present their business ideas and do a demonstration of their products and services.

During the GCSEN MVP Demo day, the primary benefit was a real world experience for peer-to-peer market feedback with practice in pitching, showing, telling, and selling. This was also an opportunity to create the gift of new friendships, business support, customer connections, real-world advice and next level input in a highly supportive environment. This keeps with the requests of GCSEN Students and alumni when they say, “Inspire me! Teach me! Support me!”

Each presenter first had 10 minutes for a traditional angels pitch deck format overview, followed by a 3-minute group Q&A session and then an active 25 minutes demonstration of their MVP offer. Each presenter created a “Lesson Plan” for their MVP including a practical demo where they had: an audience participate in a “do now” activity to experience the MVP service and/or product. At the end of their demonstration, the audience of GCSEN Faculty, Students, Interns and Alumni, Fellow Business Coaches, Mentors and VIP Observers provided constructive feedback. Finally, each presenter received up to (3) GCSEN Club THEOS alumni business contacts to help each other succeed!

MVP Demo Day Presenters:

Winslow Robinson – “Achilles Heal”, W ‘20
Suicide Prevention program using modern therapy, drama and theatre techniques

Ervin Williams – “Psi7 ”, W‘24
Engaging Board community games based on fostering greater understanding of historical events and cultures across the world

Ariel Ferreira – “South Coast Building Initiative”, W ‘24 A(B) Corporation dedicated to providing marginalized groups with construction industry carpentry skills

Shanai Williams – “Be Heard”, W ‘23
An education organization dedicated to giving a voice to children through afterschool programs and meals

Flor Najera – “Najera Studios” – Marketing and Public Relations Services, Marist MA ‘21, SUNY New Paltz BA ‘19

Heather Rotman – “Kindness Collective”,
W ‘17, An kindness promotion and anti-bullying middle school education program

Zara Salmon – “CRAVE Infused”, W’18
Homemade and plant-based skin care products and body butter creams

Kyle McNicoll – “Puppy Love Breeders”,W’16, Golden Lab breeding
And Adoption Dog Center

David Cagan – “Common Sense Consulting
Business”, Cornell ‘83, Performance skills through mindfulness techniques

Farough Saw- St. Peter’s University Guarani Business School, ‘21, “Agro-Forward”- a micro-farm and local economy initiative for North Africa

Guest Presenters:

Amy Wu, an Award-winning journalist, Director of the documentary film From Farms to Incubators, and Communications Director for the Hudson Valley’s Novo Foundation's Farm Hub

Chris Hewitt – “Hudson Valley CurrentLocal Currency, Tilda’s Kitchen-Farm to Community Cafe and The Livelihood Magazine”, GCSEN ‘15

GCSEN developed this new program offering as a next step for its Club THEOS Alumni Community "to go to market" especially for graduates of our national pilot college campus program partner Wheaton College (MA) – Social Entrepreneur Launch Program. Building on the momentum gained from GCSEN’s 4P SE Social Venture BootCamp for Wheaton students, this MVP Day builds on the impact of GCSEN’s programs and support services thru the Wheaton Social Entrepreneurship Launch Program for the Spring Semester, and the students Social Venture Statement of Intent Capstone.

Our goal is to accelerate more GCSEN 4P Social Ventures into the market and begin the positive cycle of value creation, cash flow and voluntary exchange while getting practical customer feedback.

The design intent is to be supportive in a practical, practitioner-focused, affordable and actionable way to help our GCSEN program graduates "Get to WOW!" with their GCSEN 4P Social Ventures for the benefit of People, Profit, Planet, and Place.

For more information on GCSEN go to www.GCSEN.com.

Press Contact- Mike Caslin, GCSEN Founder/CEO, Mike@gcsen.com, cell- 001-212-444-2071 or GCSEN Media Relations Coordinator Junior Consultant Flor Najera (W’18), flor@gcsen.com

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The fabric of our community can be strengthened when we all contribute to improving mental health challenges faced by so many.

The fabric of our community can be strengthened when we all contribute to improving mental health challenges faced by so many.”

— Ryan Zofay founder of the Level Up Series

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An unfortunate person loses their life every 40 seconds from suicide, according to the World Health Organization. World Suicide Prevention Day aims to educate people on the signs and behavior correlated with suicide and provides information and resources to prevent it from happening. The theme this year is “Creating Hope Through Action”.

Support World Suicide Prevention Day
As part of society, we owe it to ourselves to help the needy, sick, and suffering, when and where we can. Suicide prevention day should be a day to remember those, often left behind, and with no one to confide in during the darkest moments of their lives. This is not to detract from the fact that it is harrowingly sad and tragic when this happens, but that it is always preventable. While it is certainly true that some people are given much less of a chance to succeed in life, nobody should ever "fall through the cracks" and be left without the help they need. While everyone goes through struggles in their lives that are very intense some people may suffer more and do so alone, this is what must be avoided. When people suffer without professionals to soften the blow they are more likely to think of suicide as an option.

"The fabric of our community can be strengthened when we all contribute to improving mental health challenges faced by so many. Treatment at a suicide prevention center can make a critical difference to those suffering." Stated Ryan Zofay, founder of the We Level Up Series and Centers, professional speaker, and coach.

– International Associate for Suicide Prevention
Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative
77% of global suicides happen in low- and middle-income countries. [3] Ingestion of pesticides, hanging, and firearms are among the most typical means of suicide globally.

For people aged 15 to 29 suicide is the second most common cause of premature death, second only to car accidents. Women specifically, in this age group, are most likely to die prematurely from maternal conditions, and the second most common cause of death for them is suicide as well. Lastly, for young males aged 15 to 19 suicide is the third most common way to die prematurely, after card accidents and interpersonal conflicts. [4]

Suicide deeply impacts family and friends and often leaves them grieving for many years.

– Biggest risk factors for suicide
The correlation between suicide and mental disorders (most notably depression and alcoholism) is very large in higher-income countries. A majority of suicides happen quickly and impulsively during a crisis. When a young adult faces extreme difficulty with finances, interpersonal relationships and substance abuse they are at the greatest risk of suicide.

While sudden crisis brought on in early adulthood is a large reason for suicide, traumatic events that are undealt with are nearly just as common a reason for suicide. Some groups in America are more prone to traumatic experiences, such as refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex individuals (LGBTQI), and convicts. Previous suicide attempts also place one at high risk.

The majority of suicides (at 77%) happen in lower-income countries, these lower-income countries face food scarcity and violence, unlike most first-world counties. A staggering 703,000 people die of suicide each year, furthermore, there are more than 20 suicide attempts for each suicide. The effect of one person committing suicide is tremendous. Not only the person's family, but their whole community receives a shockwave effect.

Typical Suicide Warning Signs:
Verbalizing thoughts or feelings about wanting to end their life, or talking about feeling hopeless, or having no reason to live
Expressing feelings of loneliness, and withdrawal from others, resulting in extreme social isolation
Expressing feelings of being a burden to others, or being in unendurable pain
Unrest, violence, distress, or difficulty in interacting are also very common
A change in eating, hypersomnia (sleeping too much) or insomnia
Signs of cutting or self-harm
Arranging end-of-life personal affairs, such as writing a will; and absence of supportive family members, or other psychosocial support
Remember to consider And Assess The Risk Factors For Suicide

Other risk factors include:

Previous suicide attempts
Depression
Alcohol or drug use problems
Other mental health conditions such as psychosis or bipolar disorder
Severe emotional distress
Chronic pain or illness
Events of trauma (e.g., sexual, and interpersonal violence, war, abuse, discrimination)
A recent loss (e.g., unemployment, bereavement, relationship break-up)
Financial problems
World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness and COVID-19
The COVID-19 Pandemic has added to increased feelings of isolation and vulnerability to many individuals.

Really anything that puts undue stress and causes isolation or solitude is a risk factor. COVID 19 has forced at risk people to spend large amounts of time in isolation and increase their stress, increasing risks. This is not unprecedented, according to The National Biotechnology Center Suicides rose during the influenza pandemic (1918–19) and the SARS outbreak (2003) for elderly persons in Hong Kong (the same being true for any previous pandemic). There are numerous issues concerning how COVID isolation has impacted people, not to mention political and economic stress in the U.S. concerning issues such as contagion fear, anxiety, and chronic stress.

For some, there is even a higher risk associated with the social stigma for having contracted COVID 19.

So, if you are concerned about yourself or someone in your family or community, reach out to them and ask, “Are you okay?” Checking in and offering broad-minded care can make a difference! Get help at your local rehab recovery resource center.

Preventing Suicide
According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention [6], there are five reminders for us on how to prevent suicide:

1) ‘Creating Hope Through Action’: A reminder that our actions, no matter how small or big, may provide hope to those who are struggling.
Suicidal thoughts.

2) Also, the circumstances and causes that lead to suicide are complicated, no single approach works for everyone. We know that certain aspects and life experiences can make someone more susceptible to suicide and can lead to extreme stress, despair, and isolation.

3) You can help give someone hope by showing that you care: We may never how small actions to brighten someone's day can help. We all can reach out and help someone. You do not need to tell them what to do or have solutions, but simply making the time and space to listen and practice empathy can really save someone's life.

4) The insights and stories of people with a lived experience of suicide: It can be compelling in helping others understand suicide better and encourage people to support someone and reach out for help themselves. In this case, the person sharing their story needs to be extremely prudent as to not encourage the behavior or justify it.

5) Individuals sharing experiences of being bereaved through suicide and how they came to live their new and improved lives, can help others experiencing suicidal thoughts make sense of why it is never a decision that will end well. Sometimes, when somebody dies by suicide, their surviving family and friends may encounter shock, anger, guilt, symptoms of depression or anxiety, and may even share suicidal thoughts too.

World Suicide Prevention Day

‘This day has spurred campaigns both nationally and locally and has led to raising awareness and reducing stigma’. – IASP

What you can do to help,
Steps On How To Approach Someone Struggling With Suicidal Ideation

Allot sufficient time to talk to the person in a private space, show empathy, and establish a positive rapport

Lead into the issue gradually, measure the person’s current mental state before asking straight if they have thoughts about suicide. Asking about suicide does not motivate suicide but can lessen anxiety and helps the person feel understood.

If the person confirms that they have thought of or are thinking about suicide, ask follow-up questions to determine whether they have made firm plans.

If The Person Has Suicidal Ideations, But The Goal Is Not Concrete Or Immediate

Offer emotional support, inspire them to talk about their suicidal feelings, remind them of their strengths; encourage them to talk of how they fixed problems in the past, and explore reasons and ways to stay alive.

Give them with details of a mental health specialist if possible, and keep regular contact, initially by making another appointment; and
Activate psychosocial support by reaching out to family or friends and community resources, and give details of community services, including crisis lines.

If the person has a solid plan, including the means and the intention to die, stay with the person, remove the means of suicide. Ask a mental health
specialist and designate a family or staff member to stay with the person so that they are not alone until further specialist support is in place.

After a suicide attempt, make sure the person knows available community services to provide support and a plan for regular and well-coordinated follow-up contact.

Explain to the person and their family the advantages of staying in connection with health services.

Addiction Facts For World Suicide Prevention Day

The connection of alcohol and drugs with suicidal ideation and behavior is very real, and very common. Feeling hopeless is much more common when someone is abusing drugs and or alcohol.

Alcohol and drugs commonly lead to suicidal thoughts because of chemical imbalances. When chemical imbalances are thrown off it can be literally impossible for someone to have positive thoughts about themselves.

This becomes an even larger problem when the person gets addicted to drugs and or alcohol. Over half of all suicides have a correlation with alcohol and drug dependence, and 25% or more of alcoholics and drug addicts will commit suicide. Moreover, over 70% of adolescent suicides may have complications with drug and alcohol use and dependency. Because alcoholism and drug addiction are leading risk factors for suicidal behavior and suicide ideation, any alcoholic or drug user should be evaluated for suicide, mainly if actively using alcohol or drugs and given addiction treatment. [8]

People that are addicted to drugs and or alcohol often have underlying mental health problems that were worsened by their using. When you see just how common depression, anxiety, addiction, and financial problems go together, you can see how addiction can cause suicide. The silver lining is that people are really starting to realize how damaging addiction can be to adolescents and are taking practical countermeasures to fight addiction in young people.

World Suicide Prevention Day Is A Reminder To Ask For Help

Mental illness and mental disorders are surrounded by a lot of stigmas, this can make it even harder for people affected to ask for the help they need. Part of the reason why suicide rates are so high In the world is that the issue is so taboo, people don't even want to talk about it at all. Now that the taboo nature concerning the realities of suicide is being dismantled, those that can make the greatest difference are laying the groundwork for everyone to help. This includes walks for awareness, education on suicide, hotlines, and conventions for therapists and psychiatrists.

As World Suicide Prevention Day comes to a close, we help that we can fully break down any stigmas associated with suicide so that those affected can feel free to reach out for the help they need, and not feel afraid.

About We Level Up Treatment Centers
We Level Up is a renowned treatment center that applies evidence-based treatment modalities and holistic programs to improve client recovery outcomes—combining traditional elements of SUD treatment, including supervised medical recovery coupled with intensive behavioral rehab.

Offering cutting-edge advanced therapies, We Level Up is an accredited dual diagnosis mental health care provider. Fully integrating dual diagnosis conditions into our programs. Most importantly, our top-notch doctors, therapists, and counselors leverage the power of science to help clients succeed in rehabilitation recovery.

We provide exceptional addiction and mental health treatment across the U.S., with amenities and activities formulated to encourage the most progress possible. Each client gets lifetime alumni support post-inpatient treatment, along with family help resources. These resources maintain recovery momentum, after departing our centers. At We Level Up, our vision is to create legions of self-empowered individuals who are entirely in control of their lives and destinies, thus enabling them to get what they want out of life, and have real fun in the process.

Who Is Ryan Zofay?

In 2019 he founded the Level Up Development Series. Level Up is a unique development program that provides attendees with the tools and knowledge to eliminate limiting thoughts from their lives and to reach their full potential.

Ryan Zofay is most passionate about sharing his practical lessons that change lives. As a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker, he teaches development strategies that improve performance, connection, and overall mindset.

Using the teachings of his successes and tribulations, Ryan has a unique ability to facilitate significant change for individuals and organizations. In addition, Ryan’s passion and enthusiasm readily spill over to his listeners.

Moreover, his life accounts, incredible comeback journies, along with the wisdom he developed, help formulate life improvement.

Sources:

Ryan Zofay Events – https://welevelup.com/coaching/the-level-up-event-by-ryan-zofay/
Self Harm Resources – https://welevelup.com/mental-health/self-harm-treatment/
Suicide Risk – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1932152/for

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