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Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are in-the-works for the Queen City as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at over capacity since April and are looking to find these dogs homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their pet adoption center in Pleasant Ridge.

The shelter in Northside will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for adoptions as well.

Hamilton’s Octoberfest 2022

The city of Hamilton is hosting their annual Octoberfest Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968 where people can enjoy homemade German foods, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: 1-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1-8 p.m.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks & Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has held an annual end-of-summer event with a WEBN firework show, one of the biggest firework shows in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day celebration with music, food and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the firework show from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Metro Bussing

Cincinnati Metro is offering free rides Sept. 3 and Sept 4. for all metro busses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township is celebrating the end of summer with their annual Labor Day concert at Keehner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market on Sept. 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have attended, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will be held at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is giving warbird and helicopter rides on Sept. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, they will also be hosting a color guard ceremony each day at noon with a special patriotic presentation by UC’s ROTC on Sept. 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Nextech AR’s Map D Signs Multiple New Deals As Events Industry Accelerates Shift to Web 3.0

Nextech AR's Map D Signs Multiple New Deals As Events Industry Accelerates Shift to Web 3.0

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  • Sees 70%+ Revenue Growth Rate in 2022
  • Sees Accelerating Sales in New Categories
  • New Web 3.0 Products Expected to Drive Accelerating Sales Growth in Second Half of 2022

TORONTO — Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (“Nextech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a Metaverse Company and leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies and services is pleased to announce the signing of multiple deals in the events industry by the Map D division of Nextech AR for their self-serve event management software solution. The Map D software platform is experiencing an accelerating rate of growth, up 70% when compared to the first 6 months of 2021, and continues to expand rapidly with sales in new categories, combining integrations with Nextech’s Web3.0 technologies. The integration of these Web3.0 technologies is a game changer for the events industry and has led to a transformation of the Map D platform, accelerating its future revenue growth.

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Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg commented, “The Map D platform is transforming and shifting toward Web3.0 and seeing accelerating revenue growth with the integration of Nextech AR’s metaverse suite. By integrating Map D with ARitize Maps, ARitize 3D, and ARitize Holograms, we are able to maximize the potential revenue with each of our clients and offer immersive experiences that transform industries, including real estate, museums, sporting venues and more. He continues, “the Map D platform continues to grow, release new features, sign new clients, and generate accelerating revenue. Our aim is to upsell and cross sell Map D’s existing and new blue-chip clients by offering full end-to-end solutions, which provide engaging and immersive experiences that their customers want. The RC Show use case can be replicated for any event, tradeshow, convention or exhibitor hall across any industry, and incorporate 3D product visualizations, human holograms, augmented reality wayfinding, and more to wow guests and increase conversions, brand awareness, and engagement…which continues to drive strong revenue growth.”

The Company is also testing and seeing early success with a massive breakthrough in scaling the creation of spatial maps for events, and especially augmented reality (AR) wayfinding by using Map D technology for its ARitize Maps product. This technology will allow event show organizers to sell AR wayfinding to exhibitors as well as sponsorship opportunities to sponsors creating yet another source of revenue for Nextech.

Map D has fully embraced Nextech AR’s groundbreaking technologies, ARitize Maps, ARitize 3D and ARitize Holograms, providing the potential to take its events and associations clients into the metaverse with the Company’s spatial mapping, 3D modeling and hologram technology.

The new contracts signed by Map D represent accelerating growth opportunities for Nextech with the potential for spatial mapping, 3D models, holograms and more as they provide the Company dozens of additional clients for upsell and cross-sell opportunities. The ARitize Maps product has an unlimited number of use cases for augmenting physical spaces in the Metaverse, including events, conventions, trade shows, real estate, rental properties, sporting events, and more. With value propositions spanning multiple industries and use cases, this app opens Nextech’s 3D/AR technology solutions to new markets and provides a seamless integration with the events and association clients of Map D. For example, Apartment Associations can use Nextech’s ARitize Map’s wayfinding spatial mapping; Home Builders can show a new home completely in the metaverse in Web 3.0, showcasing not just the home itself, but 3D assets such as furniture and home appliances. The use cases are endless.

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Map D Business is gaining sales momentum in multiple categories as seen below in the large number of contracts signed with Apartment Associations, Home Builders and many others. See a breakdown of the 2022 signings in each segment below:

Sampling of New Signed With Apartment Associations Including:

  • Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, Apartment Association of Greater Memphis, Apartment Association of Kansas City, Apartment Association of Metro Denver, Apartment Association of Nebraska, Apartment Association of Orange County, Apartment Association of Southern Colorado, Apartment Association of Tarrant County, Atlanta Apartment Association, Bay Area Apartment Association, Chicagoland Apartment Association, Connecticut Apartment Association, Delaware Apartment Association, First Coast Apartment Association, Houston Apartment Association, Indiana Apartment Association, New Jersey Apartment Association, Pennsylvania Apartment Association, San Antonio Apartment Association, Southeast Florida Apartment Association

Sampling of New Signed Contracts Home Builders Associations including:

  • Florida Home Builders Association, Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Greater Peoria HBA, Greenville HBA, HBA of Central New York, HBA of Marion & Polk Counties, HBA of Western Michigan, Hilton Head Area HBA, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, Huntsville-Madison HBA, Rochester Area Home Builders, Southern Utah Home Builders Association, Upper Cumberland Home Builders Association

Other Notable Contracts Recently Signed:

About Map D

Map D is a self-serve event management software solution. Map D provides clients with an extensive set of features and tools for managing almost any kind of event you can imagine. Whether someone is looking for an easy way to sell floor plan space or services at trade shows, expos, or festivals or to manage speaker and schedule details during conferences or meetings, Map D does it all and updates in real time to make it easier to communicate with event goers. Map D is a tool that makes an event manager’s job easier by automating or crowd sourcing complicated logistics while simplifying the sales processes and adding new revenue opportunities. Most clients spend 2-4 hours on setting up their event in Map D, then the rest is automated so they can sit back and collect sales, or point event participants to a single web address for all the information they may need. Map D also can provide a companion native mobile app which in the future will double as a AR wayfinding app, for in-person events or serve as a self-contained virtual venue for attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, or anyone else participating in an event.

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About Nextech AR

Nextech AR Solutions is the engine accelerating the growth of the Metaverse. Using breakthrough AI, Nextech AR is able to quickly, easily and affordably ARitize (transform) vast quantities and varieties of existing assets at scale making products, people and places ready for interactive 3D use, giving creators at every level all the essential tools they need to build out their digital AR vision in the Metaverse. Our platform agnostic tools allow brands, educators, students, manufacturers, creators, and technologists to create immersive, interactive and the most photo-realistic 3D assets and digital environments, compose AR experiences, and publish them omnichannel. With a full suite of end-to-end AR solutions in 3D Commerce, Education, Events, and Industrial Manufacturing, Nextech AR is in a unique position to meet the needs of the world’s biggest brands and all Metaverse contributors.

Nextech funds the development of its AR and Metaverse growth initiatives through its e-Commerce platforms, which currently generate most of its revenue. Nextech’s e-commerce platforms include: (“VCM”), (“IPL”) and (“TruLyfe”). VCM and product sales of residential vacuums, supplies and parts, and small home appliances sold on Amazon. These e-commerce platforms serve as an incubator for developing and testing Nextech’s leading edge AR, AI and machine learning applications for powering next-generation e-commerce technology.

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Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “will be” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements regarding the completion of the transaction are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Nextech will not update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE – China’s Top 10 Copyright Events in 2021

SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE - China’s Top 10 Copyright Events in 2021

Recently, China’s Top 10 Copyright Events in 2021 were selected and released by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC).

1. Newly amended Copyright Law Coming into  Effect

The Third Amendment to Copyright Law came into effect on June 1, 2021, which was a milestone event of China’s copyright development. In response to the new demands of economic and social development and emerging expectations of the public, the amendment followed the principles of protecting rights, encouraging creation, promoting dissemination and balancing interests. The amendment improved copyright legal system, strengthened copyright protection, brought the Copyright Law in harmony with other laws, and helped implement the obligations provided for in the international copyright treaties China had joined in recent years. The amendment would serve as an important legal support for maintaining copyright order, increasing copyright governance effectiveness and promoting the prosperous development of socialist culture and science.

2.Marrakesh Treaty Ratified by NPC Standing Committee

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, the world’s first and only copyright treaty to include a clear human rights perspective, was ratified on October 23, 2021 by the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) at its 31st Session. The treaty’s ratification could better safeguard the cultural rights and interests of people with print disabilities in China by enabling them to equally appreciate works and receive education, thus facilitating the universal access to cultural achievements. Furthermore, it also created favorable conditions for providing works in accessible format to print-disabled people outside China and further expanding the overseas coverage of excellent Chinese works.

3. Judicial Protection of Copyright Strengthened

The Amendment (XI) to Criminal Law came into effect on March 1, 2021. In the Amendment, criminal protection was introduced for rights of communication through information network and performers’ rights, and the upper limit of statutory penalties for two crimes involving copyright infringement was raised to 10 years’ imprisonment for copyright infringement and 5 years’ imprisonment for selling infringing copies. On March 3, 2021, the Interpretation on the Application of Punitive Damages in Civil Cases of Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights was issued by the Supreme People’s Court to guide local courts to accurately apply punitive damages and punish serious infringements of intellectual property rights. The implementations of the Amendment and judicial interpretation are of great significance for maintaining copyright order by further strengthening the judicial protection of copyright.

4. Copyright Work Plan for 14th FYP Period Released by NCAC

The Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee incorporated into its resolution strengthening the creation, protection and utilization of intellectual property rights, reflecting the Party’s great emphasis on intellectual property development. In order to fully implement the guiding principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping’s major speech on intellectual property work and conscientiously put in place The Outline of National Intellectual Property Strategy (2021–2035) and The National Plan for Intellectual Property Protection and Utilization during the 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) Period, NCAC strengthened the top-level design of copyright work and released The Copyright Work Plan for the 14th FYP Period on December 24, 2021, which sets out the guiding thought, basic principles, development goals and key tasks for copyright work during the 14th FYP period. This has provided important copyright support for comprehensively implementing the Party Central Committee’s major plans on intellectual property work, and building China into a country strong in innovation, culture and intellectual property.

5. Copyright Enforcement and Supervision Focused on New Business Models and New Sectors

In 2021, copyright law enforcement and supervision authorities actively responded to copyright challenges in new business models and new sectors, and explored new methods and paths for copyright protection. NCAC Copyright Department, in cooperation with relevant authorities, launched a focused campaign to combat theatrical movies piracy and dissemination and strengthened social governance mechanism for the copyright protection of theatrical movies. NCAC and other authorities launched the “Jianwang 2021” Campaign, which prioritized copyright protection in short video, live webcast and sports events, and included Tokyo Olympic Games programs in the 2021 pre-warning list of copyright protection for key works. The 2021 National Conference on Copyright Protection and Development in Digital Environment focused on the latest issues of copyright protection and development, showcased the achievements of copyright protection and promoted the development of copyright industries.

6. Copyright Market Order of Digital Music Industry Maintained

In July 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued an administrative penalty decision against Tencent Holdings Ltd., ordering Tencent and its affiliated companies to restore market competition by terminating exclusive license of music copyright  within 30 days, discontinuing the payment of copyright fees such as high prepayments, and not demanding of upstream copyright holders conditions that give competitive advantage without reasonable grounds. The decision would help reshape the competition order by providing all players with opportunities to compete fairly in relevant market. NCAC had been promoting the healthy and orderly development of digital music industry by guiding all parties to improve the copyright licensing model, build good market ecology, effectively resolve copyright disputes through negotiation and mediation, and refocus their copyright operation on encouraging originality and improving user experience.

7. Copyright Market Order of Karaoke Industry Regulated

The Notice on Regulating Copyright Market Order of Karaoke Industry was released by NCAC together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism on April 2, 2021. The notice provides for eight measures to regulate collective management in karaoke industry, such as clearing copyright through collective management, and implementing a two-in-one copyright licensing mechanism. The notice, as an important step to further supervise and improve copyright collective management, is of great significance for protecting the legitimate rights and interests of right holders, and facilitating the legitimate use of copyrighted contents and the healthy development of the industry.

8. The 8th China International Copyright Expo Held in Hangzhou

The 8th China International Copyright Expo was successfully held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in October 2021, with over ten side events including the presentation of WIPO-NCAC Copyright Awards. The Expo fully remonstrated the achievements of China’s copyright endeavors and served as an important platform for copyrighted works exhibition, copyright exchange and trade. During the Expo, the Exhibition Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Implementation of the Copyright Law was organized by NCAC to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The exhibition comprehensively reviewed the significant achievements in copyright legislation, protection, industry development and international exchange and cooperation in the past 30 years under the leadership of the Party.

9. Wujiang Model of Copyright Protection Promoted Worldwide

On October 16, 2021, the plaque awarding ceremony of WIPO Case Study of Best Practice in Copyright Protection for Wujiang Silk Industry & the book release ceremony of Copyright as an Enabler for the Growth of Silk Industry: A Study of Copyright Protection and High-quality Development of Silk Industry took place in Hangzhou, marking a successful conclusion of the case study. After “Nantong Model” and “Dehua Model”, the “Wujiang Model” of enabling the growth the silk and textile industry through copyright protection is another example of increasing China’s international influence of copyright administration and contributing China’s share to improving global copyright governance. WIPO values this case study a lot and promotes the study results worldwide through its channels.

10. Verdict Announced for Copyright Infringement Case of Renren Yingshi Subtitle Group

The first instance verdict was announced for the case of Liang Yongping’s alleged copyright infringement during the public hearing by the Shanghai No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court on November 22, 2021. According to the verdict, the defendant Liang Yongping was convicted of copyright infringement and sentenced to three years and six months in prison and a fine of 1.5 million yuan, with the illegal proceeds recovered and the impounded property that had been used for the crime confiscated. The verdict that holds Renren Yingshi Subtitle Group criminally liable clarified the nature of subtitle groups’ translation of film and TV works, and demonstrated China’s determination to combat copyright infringement and piracy and strengthen copyright protection.

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Navy Pier Summer Sampler Event Brings Fireworks, Major Deals Saturday

Navy Pier Summer Sampler Event Brings Fireworks, Major Deals Saturday

Chicagoans can get a taste of what’s in store in the next few months as Navy Pier welcomes its Summer Sampler event, showcasing live performances, food and fireworks.

The pier’s event will run on Chicago’s lakefront from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., showcasing major food and drink deals.

The event will give 50% off parking and Ferris wheel rides, as well. River Boat cruises on the Seadog will also be half off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fireworks will begin Friday at 9 p.m., though performances are scheduled every half hour. The shows will feature dance groups, DJs and a number of bands.

Despite light snow and cloud coverage during the day, Chicago should clear up by the evening and overnight, making a firework show easier to view.

Here are some deals happening Saturday:

  • Free mini cocktail at Offshore
  • Free mini chocolate bar from Kilwins
  • Free samples from Garrett’s, Completely Nut, Giordano’s
  • Mini hot dog flights for $5 from America’s Dog and Burger
  • Free empanada with the purchase of a margarita at Beat Kitchen
  • Free Wisconsin cheese curds and a “Henry’s Holiday” frozen cocktail from Tiny Tavern
  • Free souvenir jars with the purchase of a vodka lemonade from Lettuce Entertain You at Big City Chicken

Check out the full list of deals here.

Bi-weekly firework shows will start along the pier on June 1 and continue weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays through August.

Live on the Lake! and Chi-Soul Fest are also slated for summer, beginning as soon as May 28. On Tuesdays, Chicagoans can enjoy rush hour workouts and sunset yoga at Navy Pier.

Here’s the full schedule.