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Newly Released Children’s Book ‘Mia & Mya Twin Adventures’ Now Comes as Coloring & Activity Book

Single mother of four self-publishes her third book

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Press Release updated: Aug 26, 2020 12:00 EDT


Children’s author Raleena Bush has broadened the reach of her original book “Mia & Mya Twin Adventureswith the release of the “Mia and Mya Twin Adventures Coloring and Activity Book.” Bush birthed and designed the coloring and activity book during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic for children ages 4 to 8 years old and it is now available for sale on Amazon and at www.miaandmyatwinadventures.com. It is an educational and fun resource for parents and their children.

Bush states, “As COVID-related curfews and closings called for more home activities with my children, I saw the need to produce my coloring and activity book. Kids will love all of the discovery inside the coloring and activity book. It is filled with creative activities that make learning feel like play.”

The Spanish edition of “Mia & Mya Twin Adventures” was published in the summer of 2019. During this launch, Bush had the opportunity to give and personally read the entire book to the children of the Casa Del Nino Y La Nina in Centro Havana, Cuba. “I was beyond honored to introduce the Spanish edition to the children of Cuba,” states Bush. Breaking down barriers in today’s climate, Raleena – an African-American mother – chose to share her experiences with children whose first language is Spanish. This edition is also available on her website as well.

AMAZON’S BOOK DESCRIPTION FOR ‘MIA & MYA TWIN ADVENTURES’:

Meet Mia and Mya! The twin sisters who love to learn so much that they learn something new every single day. Life for these twin sisters is one life-size question mark filled with wondrous life lessons inside. Mia and Mya’s single mother has a front row seat to her daughters’ adventurous teachable moments and even learns a thing or two along with her twins. Because everything in Mia and Mya’s life has always come in a set of two, readers will enjoy two relatable, heartwarming, and inspiring stories in this one book! One story explores bullying and its impact. Mia attempts to bully Mya’s friend unaware of the word or definition. Thankfully, their mother comes to the rescue and teaches her twins the importance of being fair and kind. The second story explores the twins’ feelings about growing up without their father. “Mia & Mya’s Twin Adventures” is packed with vital lessons in clear and simple terms that children need at an early age.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Raleena Bush resides in the NYC area with her four children. While pregnant with her twins, she utilized her time to create something her twins would be able to relate to later in life. Additionally, she wrote stories based on experiences they might encounter as twins. She also shed light on challenges the girls may face as identical twins.

The book is available at www.MiaAndMyaTwinAdventures.com. ​

Source: Raleena Bush

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Satellite imagery used for electricity consumption forecasting in Africa for the first time in new service

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Electricity Consumption Prediction service for Africa has been launched today by the e-GUIDE Initiative. The service, which will be freely available, provides estimates of future electricity consumption at high spatial resolution,…

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Electricity Consumption Prediction service for Africa has been launched today by the e-GUIDE Initiative. The service, which will be freely available, provides estimates of future electricity consumption at high spatial resolution, and combines satellite imagery with historic and big data sources. The service improves the planning and provision of electricity towards ending energy poverty, helping to direct investments and scale projects that support the economic recovery of communities devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The e-GUIDE Initiative is a collaboration between The Rockefeller Foundation, UMass Amherst, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Colorado School of Mines.

The service addresses the challenges faced by utilities, regulators, system planners, off-grid companies, and researchers in adequately matching supply and demand and identifying the most appropriate technology solutions for investment. By combining datasets and applying machine learning techniques, the service will create a comprehensive picture of expected demand for every region across Africa for the first time. In countries with limited historic consumption data, the service will extrapolate insights based on consumer profiles in similar environments, allowing learnings to flow across borders.

Development of the service, which has been led by Simone Fobi, a PhD student at Columbia University, and pursued in collaboration with utilities and off-grid electricity providers, will initially provide intelligence on residential consumption in Kenya with Uganda and Rwanda to follow. In the coming year, the service will be expanded to forecast the consumption of small and medium enterprises. Coverage for all of Africa is anticipated by late 2021.

The launch of e-GUIDE’s new service, which is funded by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, comes as Joseph Nganga joins the Foundation as the Executive Director for Power & Climate in Africa. As Executive Director, Joseph will lead efforts to scale up transformative distributed renewable electrification projects across the continent.

“Electricity is essential for a modern economy and services including healthcare and education, and for communities’ resilience and ability to adapt to crises including Covid-19. But hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack this essential tool,” said Nganga. “The impact of the pandemic, particularly on vulnerable households, should serves as a prompt for us to redouble our efforts to achieve universal electricity access in an equitable and sustainable way. The Electricity Consumption Prediction service is a transformative and vital tool that will help direct investments to solve this profound challenge.”

Jay Taneja of UMass Amherst’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Initiative lead said: “We must be able to make the most of every investment in electricity access if we are to quickly and sustainably end energy poverty. By making better use of data we can significantly accelerate the pace of change and move away from a one-size-fits-all approach. It is only through data that we can understand the diversity that exists within consumption and define on- and off-grid solutions that exactly meet the needs of customers, now and in the future.”

Samson Ondiek, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Power, said “Bringing affordable and reliable power to Kenyans in a sustainable way is core to our work. By partnering closely with the e-GUIDE Initiative we have a unique opportunity to gain new insights from our data that will underpin our investment strategy going forward.”

The e-GUIDE Initiative is also releasing a whitepaper today in collaboration with the team at Village Data Analytics (VIDA). VIDA also offers a breakthrough product based on satellite imagery and machine learning. The whitepaper shows how the Electricity Consumption Prediction service is used by VIDA to identify ideal sites for the deployment of mini-grids that can provide reliable electricity access for last-mile communities.

Notes to editors:

About e-GUIDE
The Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative seeks to transform the approaches used for planning and operations of electricity infrastructure in developing regions. We are constructing measurement and data analytics techniques that are scalable, transnational, and verified using real data on electricity consumption and infrastructure. We partner with electricity service companies to develop our techniques, deploy them at scale, and build capacity for data and analytics in the electricity sector. The Initiative is funded through a $3.8 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation. Find out more: https://eguide.io/#api

About The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas, and conversations.

For more information, sign up for our newsletter at rockefellerfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @RockefellerFdn.

About Joseph Nganga
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation Joseph co-founded and grew responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding into a $121M company that builds, owns, and operates renewable energy projects across Africa. Joseph also headed up the regional office in Africa for responsAbility A.G. a $3B asset manager headquartered in Switzerland that invests in energy, agriculture and financial institutions.

Joseph also founded Renewable Energy Ventures, a project development and advisory firm in Nairobi that provided advisory services in the renewable energy space and distributed lanterns. Joseph worked with the Alliance for Green Revolution in the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and the Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) window, advising, supporting and investing in clean energy companies. At Renewable Energy Ventures, Joseph co-developed the business plan and raised $15m for the Kenya Climate Innovation Center for the World Bank’s infoDev.

Joseph started out his career as an investment banker at Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Queens University of Charlotte and has attended executive education classes at Harvard Business School about governing for non-profits. Joseph also sits on the Board of Carolina for Kibera.

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Trillium Gold Signs Agreement to Acquire 15,000 Hectares in the Confederation Greenstone Belt

Structurally and geologically similar to Great Bear’s LT Fault Zone Adding just over 15,000 hectares of prospective property Expanding the contiguous land package at the Leo Property to approximately 23,000 hectares Targeting high grade gold mineralization in magnetite depleted felsic…

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The discovery of gold mineralization in these particular rock units is a very recent discovery and realization in this region. In 2019, Great Bear Resources was the first to discover significant gold mineralization associated with the felsic volcanics in the camp, previously untested and ignored given that it was not known as the typical host rock in the Red Lake Gold Camp. The discovery of gold mineralization in this rock type has resulted in a new understanding and developments associated with geological exploration in the camp.  Great Bear’s discovery of the LP Gold Zone at the Dixie Project is nearly 4km long with a low grade halo up to 400m wide. We believe the Confederation Lake Properties we have acquired have similar geological and structural characteristics as at Great Bear’s LP Zone.

Trillium Gold plans to target breaks within the mag high areas on the newly acquired claims, along strike from VMS style mineralization and in close proximity to deformed meta-sedimentary rocks with characteristics similar to those of the geological marker sequence identified at the LP Fault. 

Russell Starr, CEO of Trillium Gold comments “The possibility for these newly acquired claims to have the potential of hosting economic mineralization is exciting for the company. Trillium Gold continues to execute on its strategy of becoming a major player in the Red Lake district. These properties, in the Confederation greenstone belt, have similar geology to Great Bear’s Dixie project. The prospect of potentially finding another Dixie in this land package is tremendously exciting for Trillium Gold’s shareholders.”

Figure 1 Location of the Confederation Belt & Pakwash properties relative to Great Bear’s Dixie Gold Property.

Confederation Belt Properties

Lucky, Fly and Moth Properties

The Lucky, Fly and Moth (“LFM”) properties cover an area of approximately 9,000 hectares and extend over an 18 kilometre stretch of the Confederation greenstone belt to within 1.5 km of the former producing South Bay zinc-copper-silver mine. The prospective felsic volcanics identified adjacent to the LP Fault Gold Zone are interpreted on the 2017 VTEM airborne survey to continue on the LFM properties. In this area, more than 7,000 rock samples from outcrop and drill core were analysed for major and traces elements, but less then 2,000 of these samples were analysed for gold.

The property was previously explored by Selco Mining Corp., Placer Dome Inc., Kerr-Addison Mines, St Joseph Explorations Ltd., Minnova Inc./Inmet Mining and Noranda Inc. at various times between 1967 and 1999. Historical exploration has included approximately 90 diamond drill holes and identified numerous zinc-bearing sulphide zones across the claims, including the Wasp Lake, Fly Lake, Trippier, Culvert, Moth and Road Zones.

Joy

The more than 3,300 hectare Joy property covers over 13km of prospective felsic volcanics of the Confederation greenstone belt.

A 48 metre diamond drill hole was drilled in the vicinity of the conductor (exact location unknown) in 1970 by Caravelle Mines Ltd. It intersected a variety of metavolcanic rocks exhibiting intense alteration of the type associated with Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) deposits. It also intersected calc-silicate rocks suggesting that the property may lie at the same stratigraphic horizon as the Dixie zone, 11 kilometres to the west.

The Joy property covers five separate mineralized VMS zones that lie on two parallel horizons. The Diamond Willow Zone has a historical resource estimate of 270,000 tonnes grading 4% zinc plus copper (Pistol Bay Mining Inc. Press Release dated February 16, 2017). No mineral resource, historical or otherwise, has been calculated for any of the other four zones.

The qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource and the issuer is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource.

Copperlode East

Augmenting the recently acquired Copperlode West claims, Trillium Gold has added another 850 hectares that covers prospective geology in and around the Copperlode East and Joy claims blocks.

Pakwash (Leo Extension)

The 2,175 hectare Pakwash Lake project is located in the Cabin Bay Area of the Red Lake Mining District southeast of Great Bear Resources’ Dixie project. The property is accessible by old forestry access roads leading from provincial highway 105, as well as by boat via Pakwash Lake and the Chukuni and English Rivers. It is contiguous to Trillium Gold’s 100% owned, 20,650 hectare Leo property – bringing the combined area to nearly 22,850 hectares and covering a strike length of 40km of rocks similar to those of the Eeyou Istchee/James Bay belt in North Eastern Quebec.

The property lies in an area of metasedimentary rocks of the English River sub-province, including a variety of granitoid intrusives, and is situated just to the south of a major structural zone called the Sydney Lake Fault. Metasedimentary terrains in the vicinity of major structures, once considered to have low mineral potential, have been the site of recent gold discoveries such as Newmont’s Éléonore mine in northern Québec, the Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland, and the Valentine Lake gold deposit in Newfoundland.

“These newly acquired Confederation Lake claims potentially hold unidentified gold deposits not previously identified during historical base metal exploration” states William Paterson, Trillium Gold’s Vice President of Exploration  “We are looking forward to unlocking this potential and finding the next Dixie Lake style deposit”.

Data compilation and target generation is already underway on the newly acquired properties.

Figure 2 Location of the Trillium Gold Properties in the Red Lake District.

The technical information presented in this news release has been reviewed and approved by William Paterson QP, PGeo, VP of Exploration of Trillium Gold Mines., as defined by NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Trillium Gold Mines Inc.

“Russell Starr”

Russell Starr

President, CEO and Director

About Trillium Gold Mines Inc.
Trillium Gold Mines Inc. is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties located in the highly prospective Red Lake Mining District of Northern Ontario.

Disclosure and Caution
Completion of the transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. The transaction cannot close until the required conditions are satisfied and required approvals are obtained. There can be no assurance that the transaction will be completed as proposed or at all. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed or approved the terms to the Transaction.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release contains forward-looking information, which involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual events to differ materially from current expectation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation, except to the extent required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Trillium Gold Mines Inc.

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Partners with Leading Avatar Technology Company, Genies Inc. and Genies KK

TOKYO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. headquartered in Tokyo announced on November 24 the forming of a capital and business alliance with Genies Inc., a Los Angeles, California-based start-up company that focuses on developing avatar technology and digital…

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TOKYO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. headquartered in Tokyo announced on November 24 the forming of a capital and business alliance with Genies Inc., a Los Angeles, California-based start-up company that focuses on developing avatar technology and digital goods. As of August 2020, Genies Inc. established a Japan-based Asia headquarters and entity known as Genies KK. As a result of this capital and business alliance, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. President & CEO Yasuo Miyakawa has been appointed as a Director at Genies KK.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the world has changed the way people live their daily lives and their methods of communication. As social and physical distancing has been implemented globally to suppress the spread of COVID-19, access to live entertainment and social interaction has become a challenge. On the other hand, recent technological advancements in augmented reality, virtual reality, and 5G have improved the way consumers interact with each other using their digital identities, setting the foundation for the Metaverse, a fully immersive and virtual space that will serve as a branch or evolution of today’s internet. These factors have increased the need for a portable and highly personalized digital identity that can live with users across the internet.

During this time of great change and as one of the leading companies in the entertainment industry, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. is seeking ways to provide more fun and a deeper sense of personal connection for everyone around the world, reflecting the changes occurring within the entertainment industry. As such, the company has formed the capital and business alliance with Genies Inc. and Genies KK to challenge itself and explore opportunities in the avatar business sector.

Genies Inc., a leading avatar technology company, works with thousands of celebrities such as Shawn Mendes, J. Lo, Offset, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, and J Balvin. After a year of building traction in Asia, including signings and collaborations with the likes of Namie Amuro, Daniel Wu, and Miyavi, Genies Inc. has decided to make Tokyo, Japan, its second home where it will continue working with celebrities, brands, and platforms, bringing its avatars to Asia.

Genies Inc. recently launched its new 3-D avatar and digital goods SDK (software development kit), enabling it to offer its avatar technology to consumers by integrating natively on SDK platforms. An announcement was made recently for the launch of its 3D avatar SDK with notable partners such as GUCCI and GIPHY. Plans for the development and release of digital goods for the avatars are underway as the company seeks to introduce its SDK on various platforms with the goal to become a leading provider of avatars around the world.

“BANDAI NAMCO has been a foundational partner for us as we expand overseas, not only for their local support in Asia, but also for their global expertise in the gaming and toy industries. Given their historic ability to build renowned IP brands from the ground up, we couldn’t be more excited to explore what we can do together for Genies IP, both in the digital and physical worlds,” said Allison Sturges, Genies’ former Director of the Avatar Agency and now Director of Asia Operations. “Opening our second office in Tokyo will only further our ability to establish a local presence in the Asian markets.”

BANDAI NAMCO Group’s portfolio of character IPs (intellectual properties) and extensive knowledge in the video game and toy sectors combined with Genies Inc.’s owned knowledge of the avatar business, network of celebrities, and their fans will bring about a new form of business within the digital and physical space. With character IP avatars, digital goods to dress up avatars, physical avatar figures, and more, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. will be creating newfound way to deliver fun with avatars to everyone around the world.

“BANDAI NAMCO is always looking for opportunities to leverage valuable IP, and we believe Genies IP presents unlimited possibilities,” said Yasuo Miyakawa, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. President & CEO. “They have captured Western audiences by working with numerous well-known celebrities around the world and building a way for those celebrities to connect with their fans in the digital world. With the recent launch of their new 3D Genies, combined with their SDK technology and our ability to build brands — both digitally and physically — we know consumers around the world will gravitate towards the fruits of our relationship.”

Company overview

– Genies Inc.

Company Name: Genies Inc.
Business Address: 550 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291, USA
Executives: Akash Nigam/Evan Rosenbaum
Established: 2017
Main Business: Avatar advertising agency business, SDK development

– Genies KK

Company Name: Genies KK
Business Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 2-chome, 26-32 SEIZAN 1-801
Executives: CEO, Akash Nigam (Genies Inc.; CEO)
Director, Yasuo Miyakawa (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.; President & CEO)
Director, John Possman (Tower 6 Ventures; President)
Director, Shigeo Maruyama (former CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and former Chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
Director, Shigehiro Nishi (ON THE LINE Inc.; Founder & Chairman)
Established: August 2020
Main Business: Avatar technology, SDK development, digital goods provider, avatar-advertising agency business

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. seeks to create entertainment for modern-day lifestyles, while following its corporate slogan to deliver “More Fun For Everyone.” The company strives to bring fun to everyone around the world.

*The information herein represents the information according to the date of the press release. Information may be updated without notice after release.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.co.jp/english/ or https://genies.com/.

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