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MaximBet to Match All User Donations to Colorado Wildfire Relief

MaximBet | January 03, 2022

MaximBet, the lifestyle sports betting and online casino brand owned and operated by Carousel Group, announced it will match all user donations made to support those affected by this week’s catastrophic Colorado wildfires. MaximBet, which launched in Colorado this fall, will make an initial donation of $10,000 to the Boulder County Community Wildfire Fund and match the donation of any MaximBet user to the fund as well.

Watching the devastation unfold across Colorado yesterday was heartbreaking, and our hearts go out to all the families impacted by the wildfire. Since choosing Colorado as the first state to launch MaximBet, we have been overwhelmed by the community and support we received in just a short period of time. We want to repay that kindness and call on all MaximBet users to give what they can to support those who need it most this holiday season.”

Daniel Graetzer, CEO, MaximBet

In addition to matching user donations, MaximBet will also reward all users with a bonus deposit equal to their donation amount (up to $100). MaximBet is also calling on the rest of the sports betting and gaming industry to come together in support of Colorado, which has long been a proponent for safe and legal betting.

“Colorado welcomed the sports betting industry with open arms, introducing us to the incredible and passionate sports fans across the state,” Graetzer said. “It’s our hope that the entire industry comes together to support the people of this great state and help rebuild the communities hit hard by this catastrophe.”

Community Foundation Boulder County activated the Boulder County Wildfire Fund on December 30th in response to the devastation caused by wildfires across Denver and Boulder County. The foundation, in partnership with government and nonprofit organizations, will support the more than 35,000 residents who were evacuated as hundreds of homes and businesses were lost to the wildfire.

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MaximBet is an immersive entertainment and lifestyle experience, bringing the best in online betting and the coolest real-world experiences all onto one platform. MaximBet will give players incredible real-life and virtual access to celebrities, athletes, and influencers, and let guests truly live the Maxim lifestyle wherever they live and play. MaximBet is an Approved Gaming Operator of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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PG&E Announces 7 Recipients of $400,000 in Resilience Hubs Grants to Help Communities Withstand Extreme Weather Events

Southeastern Grocers Inc. | December 23, 2021

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, announces a donation of $362,600 benefitting Feeding America to aid the organization in its ongoing efforts to fight food insecurity during the holidays and all year long. Every cent raised will support Feeding America and network food banks in communities throughout SEG’s five-state footprint. The donation was made possible thanks to generous customers and associates who rounded up their total grocery bill or made a donation at Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores during the grocer’s three-week holiday hunger relief community donation campaign. At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to helping our neighbors when they need us most, and it’s an honor to build upon our longstanding partnership with Feeding America to help families in need prepare holiday meals and create special memories with their loved ones. Time and time again, our customers and associates have displayed immense generosity to the communities where they live and work, especially during the holiday season. We are incredibly grateful to serve such compassionate people and strive to mirror the dedication our customers and associates have for strengthening their communities.” Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers Communities across the country have experienced a consistent increase in food insecurity since the start of the pandemic with more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, needing assistance1. SEG is dedicated to being there for the communities it serves, and the more than $360,000 raised during the holiday hunger relief program will bring essential aid to families and individuals with nutritional needs during the holidays and throughout the year. As a reminder, all Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores and liquor stores will open at their normal hours until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. In-store pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and be closed during the Christmas holiday. In celebration of the New Year, all stores and liquor stores will be open on New Year’s Eve until 10 p.m. (or regular close of business, if earlier) and New Year’s Day at normal hours. In-store pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and will reopen from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day (or regular close of business, if earlier). About Southeastern Grocers Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S. SEG grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and caring associates and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. About SEG Gives Foundation SEG Gives Foundation is the charitable arm of Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores. The SEG Gives Foundation aligns giving with causes that are priorities to the communities SEG serves, including the fight against hunger, support for military service members and their families, relief to those affected by extreme weather and natural disasters and quality educational opportunities for students. Southeastern Grocers strives to be ingrained in its communities and, through the SEG Gives Foundation, better the lives of its customers and neighbors. About Feeding America Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

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Rimini Street Foundation Announces $50,000 in Grants to Eligible Las Vegas Nonprofit Organizations

Rimini Street Foundation | February 02, 2022

Rimini Street, Inc., a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced the Rimini Street Foundation has announced its inaugural RMNI LOVETM Grant Program, which aims to recognize the communities that Rimini Street works in around the world. The RMNI LOVE Grant Program will award five $10,000 grants to certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in the Las Vegas area, the company’s hometown, before expanding to other global markets of Rimini Street in subsequent years. Rimini Street's mission is to create equal opportunities for all and leave the world a better place than the way we found it. RMNI LOVE is here to help do just that. We are proud to launch this initiative in our hometown community of Las Vegas, and we look forward to expanding our program to show our RMNI LOVE in other regions around the world as well." Janet Ravin, chair, Rimini Street Foundation RMNI LOVE: A Celebration of Rimini Street’s Mission Rimini Street has designated February as RMNI LOVE month, a celebration of the love and appreciation the company has for its “4 Cs”: colleagues, company, clients and community. The RMNI LOVE Grant Program aims to further this cause by investing in passionate, dedicated organizations that work tirelessly to uplift their communities – first in the Company’s headquarters, Las Vegas. Certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in the Las Vegas area can visit the RMNI LOVE Grant Program application portal Feb. 1-28 to provide an overview of their organization and detail their local impact on the Las Vegas community. The Rimini Street Foundation will then select five winners to each receive a $10,000 grant, with winners to be announced in March. RMNI LOVE is fueled by the Rimini Street Foundation, an organization founded in 2015 that reflects the values, hearts, and passion of Rimini Street as a company and individuals that make up its global community. The organization has helped more than 300+ charities worldwide with the mission to support humankind and share company success by investing back into the communities it serves around the world through in-kind donations, employee time, and financial support. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc., a Russell 2000 Company, is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 4,400 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider.

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Titanium App Development Software Under New Non-Profit Management

TiDev, Inc. | May 04, 2022

On April 7th, 2022, Alabama software nonprofit TiDev was assigned intellectual property trademark rights along with repository control of the open source Titanium framework by publicly traded Arizona corporation Axway. Titanium, released in 2008, was developed with over $90 million of venture funding. TiDev Board Chair Josh Lambert said he is thrilled the foundation for maintaining Titanium will be based in his hometown of Centreville. As a long-time mobile developer here in Central Alabama building apps for iPhone and Android devices, it is a great joy and honor to see my favorite app development technology return to the Southern USA and locate in the community I call home." Josh Lambert, TiDev Board Chair The TiDev team has already started the process of merging bug-fixes/improvements into the source code. Lambert said plans are to ship the first community release of Titanium in May 2022. "The Titanium SDK and related tooling has a long legacy of making app development a clean and streamlined process for both iPhone and Android devices," he said. "We have assembled an international board of directors with a depth of experience in working with the Titanium product and they are committed to ensuring that this software is maintained going forward as the next generation of apps are built on top of it." Atlanta-founded startup Appcelerator under direction of CEO Jeff Haynie was the original developer for Titanium. Titanium allows a developer to build an app for Android/iOS devices using a single set of JavaScript code. In 2010, Titanium gained support for tablets like Apple's iPad and later for wearables such as the Apple Watch. Titanium is one of the oldest app frameworks maintained today. In 2013 Business Insider reported 10% of smartphones worldwide were running apps built with Titanium. In 2016, Appcelerator was acquired by Axway who continued developing Titanium for several years, adding features and improvements to the software. On Feb. 24, 2021, Axway announced they would no longer maintain the Titanium software. Shortly after Axway's announcement, a working group of long-time Titanium developers Josh Lambert, Jason Kneen, Chris Barber, Sebastian Klaus, Ray Belisle, and Richard Lustemburg, laid plans for a community foundation to maintain Titanium. Shortly thereafter an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt software foundation emerged with a registered business address in Bibb County. Lambert said plans are to keep Titanium maintained for iOS/Android and adapt the software to other platforms. "In addition to maintenance of existing code, we're taking a long and hard look at other platforms Titanium could be useful on. As app-driven computers are integrated into more and more places such as smart TVs, VR tech, new wearable devices, and of course — electric vehicles — we see the need for systems like Titanium to grow in the future. If we can find funding to add support for these platforms, you better believe we're going to try to support those too!" TiDev is currently funded by individual donations and relies on them to maintain the framework. Donations can be made via Github Sponsors or Liberapay. About TiDev, Inc. TiDev, Inc exists for the following purposes: To ensure the Titanium SDK is actively maintained and developed for years to come. This means rapid attention to bugs introduced with new iOS/Android updates, as well as addition of features to the SDK that enable full compatibility with new features added to the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. To actively grow the Titanium developer community. This means organization of paid and volunteer efforts to make our documentation for the SDK amazing, make the technical process for a new programmer to work with the platform as simple as possible, and to encourage/boost/market programmers doing things such as live-streams demonstrating the capabilities of the platform. To improve the reputation of the Titanium ecosystem. This means showing corporations and programmers alike that this platform is amazing, actively supported, and can be trusted for building new applications. To create a trusted channel for getting support around the platform. This means marketing the free support provided via TiSlack and StackOverflow, as well as creating a paid enterprise support channel enabling large corporations to purchase dedicated support for the SDK from our core engineers. To better communicate what modules built for Titanium are actively supported and can be trusted for development. This means keeping an active list somewhere, perhaps on the TiDev website, of what modules (and forks of modules) are actively maintained and useful. Aka, not abandonware.

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The Betty White Challenge is bringing much-needed donations to mid-Michigan animal shelters

Betty White Challenge | January 17, 2022

There is a social media challenge sweeping the country and raising a lot of money for animals. It’s called the Betty White Challenge, and it was inspired by the well-known actress by the same name. Since Betty’s death on December 31 of last year, Good Neighbors throughout the world, especially here in mid-Michigan, are stepping forward and raising a lot of money for animal charities. Shelley Bessel of St. John’s is one of them. Shelley says she is a huge Betty White fan. “Betty White was such an icon. And, you know, we essentially grew up with her," Bessel said. "We watched her in Mary Tyler Moore, we lived The Golden Girls Years, and anybody that needed a good laugh would watch Hot in Cleveland. She always just brought so much joy.” When the beloved actress, author, and humanitarian died on December 31, Shelley says she also wanted to do something to honor her. So, she donated to the Capital Area Humane Society. “Kind of as a give back for everything that she gave us and entertainment and just you know, pure unadulterated joy," Bessel said. Shelley is not alone; Betty White fans across the globe are making donations to animal organizations in her name. The Betty White Challenge has taken social media by storm - asking people to donate $5 or more in Betty's name to their favorite animal shelter or charity. The Betty White Challenge is alive and well in mid-Michigan. Local animal shelters like Ingham County Animal Control are receiving donations daily in the late actress’s honor. Heidi Williams is the Director of the Ingham County Animal Control and says the challenge came at just the right time. The need has never been greater for community support, providing spray and neuter surgeries, preventative medications, vaccinations, things like that, and this money is going to go towards helping us continue to provide those services to our community." Heidi Williams is the Director of the Ingham County Animal Control Holt resident Esther Perez heard about the challenge and said she decided to come into the Ingham County Animal Control to donate in White’s name. “I heard about it online actually," said Perez. "Because, you know, everybody was waiting to celebrate her 100th birthday. She's always been so active with animals. She was out there to help rescue, so it just seemed appropriate. You know, she may be gone now, but her influence is going to be here forever!” The Capital Area Humane Society is planning a party this coming Monday, January 17, in honor of what would have been Betty’s 100th birthday. Penny Myers is the Capital Area Humane Society Director of Community Relations and says the Betty White Challenge is bringing in lots of donations there too. “Who would have thought that this Betty White challenge would have taken off like it has," Myers said. "Before it even really started, we were getting donations. We thought, oh my gosh, well, let's put it out there and let people know that we are going to join this Betty White Challenge. It has just been so special and just wonderful that people are remembering her and wanting to donate.” Penny says The Capital Area Humane Society has received close to $5,000 in donations from the Betty White Challenge and she expects even more will come in through Monday. Other animal organizations throughout mid-Michigan are also seeing increased donations. The Jackson County Animal Shelter confirmed they’ve received several thousands of dollars in her name. And The Shiawassee Humane Society says they’ve had over 500 individual donations. Ingham County Animal control confirms they’ve received over $1,500 in donations and expect more to come in as well. Heidi Williams says she isn’t surprised by the outpouring of love. “I think it brings awareness to sheltering and rescues and the important work that's going on in the animal welfare world," Williams said. "I also think it just brings more recognition to the people that are out there every day, trying to make a difference for these animals. And to me, that's what it's all about.” We want to say thank you to Betty White – not only for her years of bringing laughter and smiles on the TV screen but for her love and passion for animals that sparked this trend.

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