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Day: August 17, 2022

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Leading online English-learning platform in Latin America and U.S. Hispanic market makes push into Asia with acquisition in India

MIAMI - August 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Open English, the leading English-learning platform in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, today announced the acquisition of India's leading mobile language-learning platform, enguru. After establishing a strong foothold in the Americas with 24/7 live classes taught by native-speaking teachers and over 1.5 million students served, Open English successfully expanded into Spain and Turkey, and now hopes to replicate this success in one of the world's largest English-learning markets. 

Due to India's multitude of spoken dialects, English has become one of the most commonly used languages in the workplace and a prerequisite to work in India's fast-growing services sector. Additionally, the number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 900 million by 2025, providing a unique opportunity for the EdTech market, which is projected to reach USD $10.4 billion by 20251. This blend of growing internet penetration and a strong demand for English-learning, has created an optimal environment for Open English's acquisition of enguru, a platform that's reached over 16 million downloads across India.

"We're convinced that enguru's mobile-first learning platform offers the best solution for Indian consumers through its combination of live interactive classes, self-paced lessons and gamified learning activities," said Andrés Moreno, founder, chairman and CEO of Open English. "Their emphasis on live classes as the center of the student experience syncs perfectly with Open English's mission and belief that live instruction is the best and most effective way for students to learn English."

Both Open English and enguru target an emerging middle-class consumer who's hungry for high-quality and affordable solutions accessible from wherever they are. To that end, Open English plans to combine their own best practices with enguru's local expertise to capture a significant share of the English-learning market in India.

While enguru will continue operating under the same name, both companies will benefit from leveraging the other's experience, ultimately providing a better student experience throughout the Indian market.

1.  "Profiling India's EdTech Industry: A US$10 Billion Opportunity," India Briefing, June 9, 2022

About Open English

Open English is the leading English-learning platform in the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets, providing live, online instruction to 1.5 million students that have enrolled to date. The company is disrupting the brick-and-mortar language-learning market with a proprietary technology platform that offers unlimited, 24/7 access to live classes with native-speaking teachers. Open English offers customized learning solutions for businesses (Open English for Business), children (Open English Junior), and digital skill development (NextU). The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices in Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, and São Paulo. To learn more about Open English, visit OpenEnglish.com.

About enguru

Founded in 2015, enguru is a mobile-first English learning platform based in India. With over 16 million downloads and average monthly use of over 10 hours per paid student, enguru strives to help young adults improve their fluency and confidence through live classes and gamified learning activities.

Press Contact: Thais Oliveira

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New, Gourmet Italian Restaurant, Coppolillo's Italiano, will be taking over the space at Cafe Pomigliano. Opening Summer 2022 under the ownership of fine-dining influencers and founders of Creative Hospitality Concepts, Angelo Eliades and Steve Coppolillo.

CHICAGO - August 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Experience the taste of Italy in the heart of Libertyville. Coppolillo's Italiano, set to open in late August 2022, will offer diners a taste of true Italian culture through cuisine. The menu will feature a variety of traditional and modern dishes, all of which have been carefully refined to provide an elegant and memorable dining experience. In addition to the food, the restaurant will also offer a selection of fine wines and spirits, making it the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends or family. With its sophisticated approach to cuisine and its dedication to providing an authentic taste of Italy, Coppolillo's new gourmet Italian restaurant is sure to become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Owner and Executive Chef Steve Coppolillo have over three decades of culinary experience in some of the most prestigious kitchens; however, the one he holds in the highest regard is his grandmother's, where Steve discovered his passion for cooking and laid his culinary foundation. Steve is excited to bring his food and culture to the community. The restaurant will be located on 160 East Cook Ave., Libertyville, IL, and it will feature a cozy patio for al fresco dining. The newly coveted location is 5,000 square feet with seating for approximately 100 patrons. Chef Steve Coppolillo and co-owner and COO Angelo Eliades are planning to take over the adjacent office space connected to the restaurant, increasing its guest capacity by another 50 to 60 seats. 

"We understand that this space has provided solace, celebration, and most of all, great meals for exceptional customers! We intend to continue that tradition and make our mark in Libertyville!" said Eliades, Chief Operations Officer.

After successfully taking over Rosebud Steakhouse during the pandemic from the Rosebud Restaurant Group, the dynamic leaders found themselves on the receiving end of positive press, positive reviews, and positive balance sheets. This prompted the creation of a restaurant group that is producing a powerhouse of brands. 

The group has already developed multiple brands: Rosebud Steak, Coppolillo's Italiano, and Windy City Social, as well as go-to-market plans that take the group national in the next few years. The first Coppolillio's Italiano will open this month in Libertyville.

Whether you're looking for a romantic night out, a casual meal with friends, you're a lifelong fan of Italian cuisine, or you're just looking for something new to try, this restaurant is sure to have something for you. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable dining experience!

ABOUT CREATIVE HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS:

Angelo Eliades and Steve Coppolillo are seasoned 30+ year fine-dining veterans with a focus on experiential-based dining. They have an eye for ambiance and the pallets to bring priceless plates to the table. Eliades brings his experience and expertise in multi-unit operations focusing on the front of the house, while Chef Coppolillo will be overseeing and directing the culinary vision of the group.

For more information on Coppolillo Italiano's expansion and other concepts in development, please visit Creative Hospitality Concepts at chcrestaurants.com

Address: 160 East Cook Ave., Libertyville, IL, United States, 60048

Phone: 1-847-773-4234

Website: http://coppolillos.com/

Contact: Tom Claxton

Phone: 312-391-1446


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Original Source: Restaurant Industry Leaders, Creative Hospitality Concepts Restaurant Group Take Over Long-Standing Libertyville Restaurant With Plans to Expand
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Daily Malong's New Collection Featured at this Year's SS22 NYFW

NEW YORK - August 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Daily Malong brings a royalty inspired collection for its second year at New York Fashion Week. Keeping their momentum from last year's debut in New York Fashion Week, Daily Malong once again champions Filipino Indigenous weaving through intentional pieces that will set the future of Pilipinx fashion in the diaspora. With the overarching theme of "Royalty is Indigenous," the collection and its theme embody the soul of traditional weaving and designs that are rooted in the pre-colonial era of the Philippines. The pre-colonial Philippines is considered the golden age of ingenuity.

The new collection flaunts intricate artisan hand-woven pieces, which were adorned by pre-colonial tribal leaders, master artists, shamans and other important roles in communities called barangay or balangay. The vibrant prints and designs represent strength, solidarity, and tradition that embody the true regal spirit of the culture. Daily Malong is pivoting the conversation around indigeneity into the present and future by showcasing pieces that show the true essence of less tapped Filipino culture that is reminiscent of artistry beyond the more common Manila-centric and post colonial narrative. Expect to see empowered silhouettes and strobes of colors as the handwoven fabrics meld into modern ensembles.

Creative Director (Lydia Querian) started Daily Malong's journey due to a growing interest of the Pilipinx community in indigenous culture and heritage. Lydia saw the opportunity between the diaspora's needs for cultural identity and the indigenous Filipinos' need to keep the living traditions. Daily Malong provides the North American market with a supply of fashionable clothing pieces that use artisan textiles and materials. The pieces can be casual and formal wear, which easily fall under the categories of high fashion, sustainable, and slow fashion. As a social enterprise, Daily Malong takes pride in providing livelihood to indigenous communities in the Philippines through an ethical supply chain, bridging the gap between both spectrums of the diaspora and the homeland. "Bringing indigenous weaving practices to the future perpetuates time-tested traditions, helping the present and protecting the future," said Querian. "Each indigenous textile worn today helps wearers and weavers navigate societal atrocities, prevent climate change, and restore a more sustainable environment." 

The show is ready to set another groundbreaking fashion display at the Rooftop of The Edison at Time Square on September 10, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST in partnership with hiTechMODA. hiTechMODA is a brand that promotes fashion brands focused on environmental causes, sustainability, and inclusivity, which is in line with Daily Malong's values.

For more information on Daily Malong, visit their website at www.dailymalong.com and their social media pages @DailyMalong

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About Daily Malong

Daily Malong strives to empower Indigenous Filipino artisans to continue their living traditions by extending appreciation in the diaspora. Daily Malong is an ecommerce store promoting the application of indigenous handwoven textiles on modern wearables offering handwoven products sourced from different indigenous communities in the Philippines through different apparels, accessories and home goods. The store is proud of its sustainable operations by working directly with communities. 

About the Designer: Lydia Querian is a multi-faceted artist. A fashion designer, dance and music practitioner who left her corporate career to pursue deeper cultural work and entrepreneurship. Born and raised in the Philippines she lived in San Francisco for 10 years and now based in Hawaii. She's done several performances, having toured nationally and internationally with Dancing Earth, KulArts, Parangal Dance Company and Fusion Dance Project. Querian was a featured artist at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2017 and the Merrie Monarch Festival in 2016. Lydia completed Fashion Design and Fashion business certification from Parsons New School and as her work evolves, she frequently immerses with indigenous communities in both Southern and Northern Philippines.

Alongside her passion for fashion, she co-founded several organizations, chaired several others, and produced several events that act as pillars in the Filipino community. She is also the executive producer of Gongster's Paradise, the only Kulintang Festival in North America, which has been long standing since 2017.

Her work was recently featured at SS21 New York Fashion Week. Daily Malong and all her other work is on a mission to help empower Indigenous Filipino artists to continue their living traditions by extending appreciation in the diaspora. She believes that bringing indigenous practices to the future perpetuates time-tested traditions, helping the present and protecting the future. Each indigenous textile, music and movement executed today helps navigate societal atrocities, prevent climate change, and restore a more sustainable environment.

Press Contact: Frany. Joson

Group: Divine Creative Studio (on behalf of Daily Malong)
Email: [email protected]




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The new Brainingcamp enables powerful learning, maintains ease of use.

AUSTIN, Texas - August 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Brainingcamp announced a massive update to its digital math manipulatives. The update is immediately available, just in time for the 2022-2023 school year. The new Brainingcamp will enhance math education for its more than 7 million global users and counting.

"This is our biggest update ever," said Dan Harris, President of Brainingcamp. "We've rewritten every line of code."

Empowering Math Educators
From the beginning, Brainingcamp's focus has been on delivering easy-to-use, powerful math education tools, Harris said. "Ease of use is incredibly important to us. We want students spending their mental energy learning math, not learning UI."

With a modernized and updated user interface (UI) and purpose-focused design, the New Brainingcamp is also easier for teachers. The design team built new, optimized workspaces for all its 16 virtual math manipulatives.

"Teachers never have enough time to prepare everything they need for the classroom," said Mark Schmit, VP of Education at Brainingcamp. "We want to empower teachers with easy-to-use tools for math education that even their youngest students can understand and enjoy using."

Upgraded Features
Brainingcamp has updated its stunning animations, created an adaptive and scalable workspace, and added a universal tools bin for the new release. It has also upgraded several features from the previous release.

Teachers can access nearly 300 high-quality K-8 Tasks, complete with Teacher Notes and Share Codes for students to launch. Tasks are now available in English and Spanish.

The new Brainingcamp will preserve existing Share Codes, which teachers use to create activities or lessons for their students and have them share their work back. As a result, teachers won't lose their work after the update.

And educators will still be able to create LIVE sessions to monitor student progress, load student screens, and provide instant feedback.

"We rebuilt Brainingcamp from the ground up to create a wonderful experience today and a platform to rapidly build more features for tomorrow," said David Brown, VP of Engineering at Brainingcamp.

Product Availability
The new Brainingcamp is immediately available. Users will see the new features and changes when they log into their Brainingcamp account. They will not have to download or install anything to access the update. 

About Brainingcamp 
Brainingcamp's mission is to bring math to life. Their focus is on creating a world where students and educators are connected and inspired by the wonder of math through their digital math manipulatives. 

For more information, press only: 

Kristen Perhach
888.967.2267
[email protected]  

For more information on Brainingcamp:
www.brainingcamp.com  




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Vacation Express is now integrated with Travefy's award-winning itinerary and proposal for Travel Advisors.


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Travefy and Vacation Express are now integrated.

LINCOLN, Neb. - August 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Travefy - the leading itinerary and proposal tool for Travel Advisors - released a new integration with Vacation Express. 

With this integration, Travel Advisors can seamlessly import rich information from Vacation Express bookings onto any itinerary or proposal. With this new functionality, Travel Advisors can save significant time crafting client itineraries, allowing them to more efficiently scale their businesses.

"We're so happy to be working with the Vacation Express team and we appreciate their commitment to new technologies that help the Travel Advisor community grow. This integration is incredibly valuable to the Travel Advisors we both serve, as a way to help them more efficiently sell travel and grow their businesses. I'm excited for everything ahead," notes Travefy CEO David Chait. 

"Travefy has been the number one requested client-management system from travel advisors, which is why we are so pleased to now be connected and provide agents with this great tool," says Rene Jongmans, President of Vacation Express.

ABOUT TRAVEFY

Travefy's mission is to power the success of travel professionals. Our award-winning suite of itinerary, proposal, client management, and marketing tools help Travel Advisors and professionals save time, impress clients, and sell more. 

Travefy powers thousands of travel businesses across the globe ranging from small, independent travel advisors to the largest travel agencies, consortia, and organizations. Travefy has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, among other publications, and has won numerous industry honors, including the ASTA Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 

For more information on Travefy, please see: https://travefy.com.

ABOUT VACATION EXPRESS

Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Now in business for over 30 years, Vacation Express is one of the country's largest and most trusted tour operators. Exclusive charter flights are offered seasonally from 11 U.S. cities to stops in Mexico and the Caribbean. See our flight schedule at https://pro.vacationexpress.com/flight-schedule/. Travel agents looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express by registering online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com or by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717.


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