UFirst CU Becomes First Jersey Sponsor of La Roca FC

 La Roca FC is thrilled to announce it has entered into a partnership with UFirst Credit Union. This partnership will not only benefit the club and its players, but also the community as a whole.

Through this partnership, UFirst will have the prestige of being La Roca FC’s first ever jersey sponsor for the upcoming new uniform cycle beginning June 2023. UFirst will also be listed as a top contributor to La Roca FC’s scholarship program thus helping many children obtain access to learn and play the beautiful game of soccer.

“We have been very selective about the sponsor we would be willing to place next to our crest,” says La Roca FC’s Founder and Technical Director, Adolfo Ovalle. “In fact, since 2005, we’ve never found a partner worthy of this valuable real estate. We believe that UFirst embodies the same qualities we strive to live by at La Roca FC which is a focus to better the community. We are very excited to have them on board and look forward to the added benefits they will bring to our club.”

Derek Knowlton, the Chief Marketing Officer with UFirst said, “We are excited for this new partnership with La Roca Futbol Club! Youth sports is an important part of our Utah communities, and La Roca has always been a leader in youth soccer. We feel La Roca’s values and principles align perfectly with the values of our credit union. We are thrilled to be a part of the La Roca family.”

UFirst will provide financial education resources to La Roca FC players and their families. In addition, the credit union will sponsor various club events and activities, including financial literacy workshops for youth players. Other facets of the partnership include a financial incentive to both players and family members to open savings accounts along with a pay for good grades program.

La Roca FC is committed to not only developing top-tier soccer players, but also well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in all aspects of life. “We believe that financial literacy is a crucial component of this development and are grateful to have the support of UFirst in this effort,” says Laura Coffee, La Roca FC’s Elite Programs Director, “It’s another step for developing our players to be ready for the future on and off the pitch.”

La Roca FC is very excited to see the positive impact this partnership will have on both the club and the community and look forward to a long and successful collaboration with UFirst. To learn more about the partnership and offering, please visit https://larocafc.com/ufirst/.

About La Roca FC
La Roca Futbol Club was established in 2005 to provide a quality competitive youth soccer program in Utah and has grown to become the most successful club in the state with more State Cup Championship titles than any other club in the state. La Roca FC trains serious youth soccer players who desire an opportunity to develop and showcase his/her skills to the fullest potential. To date, La Roca has produced 20 professional players both domestically and internationally. La Roca FC offers players a chance to play at the highest level of state competition and compete in various regional and national tournaments and leagues. La Roca is a 501(c)(3) corporation under the direction of its Board of Directors.

For more information, visit https://larocafc.com/, or contact Heidi Wheelwright at the La Roca FC office: 801-825-6040.

About UFirst
UFirst Credit Union has been putting members first for more than 66 years. They’re a financial partner dedicated to helping you and your community achieve goals and reach your fullest financial potential. Learn more about UFirst’s award-winning services, comprehensive products, and free financial consulting at ufirstcu.com.

La Roca Futbol Club
Julia Howard



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artegic Becomes Part of UNITED Marketing Technologies Group by DuMont

 By utilizing artegic’s technology, currently approx. 82 percent of the German Internet users are in contact with companies such as DHL, dm, BMW, Generali, ING, Payback or REWE. Worldwide, via the artegic technology ELAINE, each month approx. 2.7 billion e-mails, text messages and mobile messages are sent to 141 countries, and more than 60 percent of all e-commerce transactions are supported in Germany. artegic’s management around Founder and CEO Stefan von Lieven, Founder and CTO Jörg Sayn and COO / CFO Bernd Weber will also remain on-board after the takeover by UNITED, and is supposed to continue to develop the company within the UNITED Group.

“Investing in artegic has high strategic relevance for UNITED”, explains Dr. Christoph Bauer, CEO at DuMont and Chairman of the Advisory Board at UNITED. “Since 2017, we have been continuously complementing our established and expanded MarTech portfolio via the strategic growth field of marketing automation. This acquisition is an additional important step to be able to offer our customers the complete marketing value-creation chain from UNITED as an integrated SaaS solution with a uniform data workflow.”

Stefan von Lieven, CEO at artegic, adds: “We very much look forward to being part of the UNITED Group in the future and being able to continue to shape our growth and the market from this environment. UNITED and artegic fit each other magnificently: Both represent excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and successful and market-leading customer solutions.”

artegic was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute. Since then the company has been transformed from a provider with a high percentage of individual customer solutions into a scalable software-as-a-service solution with a focus on the enterprise segment. The centerpiece is the software ELAINE which enables high-end e-mail marketing, multi-channel marketing automation and optimization of transaction e-mails and also is used for the processing of highly sensitive data and business-critical communication such as, for example, from the segments of insurance, banking or healthcare. artegic has been certified in accordance with ISO 27001 and ISO 27018, and works as a German player in total compliance with the GDPR. With more than 70 employees at the German locations in Bonn and Munich, artegic represents sustainably successful dialog marketing with measurable results and the highest degree of effectiveness.

About UNITED Marketing Technologies by DuMont

UNITED Marketing Technologies by DuMont encompasses all participations of DuMont which were initially bundled in 2017 into its own Marketing Technology Division. Today, the UNITED Group includes the following companies: facelift (100 percent), censhare (100 percent), quintly (100 percent) and artegic (75.1 percent) – all with a focus on scalable software-as-a-service business models in the MarTech context. Currently, 470 employees work at a total of seven locations worldwide for UNITED Marketing Technologies, which unites the advantages of great holists and numerous small specialists. The portfolio and size of the UNITED companies thus provide DuMont with a unique positioning in the global MarTech landscape. UNITED Marketing Technologies is a 100 percent subsidiary of the DuMont family-owned business.

artegic AG

Sebastian Pieper

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CR Pharmaceutical Becomes Constituent of MSCI China Index Once Again

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited (“CR Pharmaceutical” or the “Group”) (stock code: 3320) has announced that the Group will once again be included as a constituent stock of the MSCI China Index, which will become effective after the market close on 30 November 2022.

The MSCI Indexes are key benchmarks for institutional investors investing in the global equity markets, and cover companies with positive operating performance and solid potential. The selected stocks must meet the market capitalization, liquidity and free-float requirements, and thus have a high reference value. The MSCI China Indexes consist of a range of country, composite and non-domestic indexes for the Chinese market, intended for both international and domestic investors, including Qualified Domestic Institutional Investors (QDII) and Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) licensees. The indexes are calculated according to the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes (GIMI) Methodology.

The inclusion of the Group in the MSCI China Index reaffirms the market’s recognition of the Group’s business development. CR Pharmaceutical’s share price has been on a valuation recovery trajectory since 2022. The Group’s innovative and transformative strategy and stable business performance have been widely recognized by the market. As at the end of October, the Group’s market capitalization increased by almost 50% compared with the beginning of the year, and stock activity also increased year-over-year. As a result of this inclusion in the MSCI China Index, a large number of passive indices funds are expected to purchase the Company’s shares. This will further improve the Company’s performance in the stock market.

In the future, CR Pharmaceutical will uphold its mission of “being the guardian of human health and improving quality of life”. It will continue to optimize its business structure and consolidate its leading position in the industry with R&D innovation and investment in M&A as its engines. This will bring favorable returns to its shareholders and contribute to the growth of the health industry in China.

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited (“CR Pharm”, stock code: 3320) is a leading integrated pharmaceutical company in China. It primarily engages in the research and development, manufacturing, distribution and retailing of an extensive range of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. CR Pharm is one of the largest pharmaceutical enterprises (manufacturing 600 products), the largest manufacturer of over-the-counter drugs and the third largest distributor of pharmaceutical products in China. Its pharmaceutical distribution network comprises approximately 200 subsidiaries, and covers 28 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in the country, distributing products direct to local hospitals and other medical institutions. It also operates one of the largest retail pharmacy networks in China, consisting of 787 pharmacies under premium brands including “Dexin Pharmacy” and “CR Care”, and 221 of them are DTP pharmacies.

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Crisis Text Line Becomes the First Text-Based Service to Receive Accreditation from American Association of Suicidology

 Crisis Text Line, a non-profit organization that provides free, 24/7 text-based mental health support, and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) are proud to announce that Crisis Text Line has become the first online-only emotional support (OES) service to receive accreditation for crisis programs. AAS accreditation guarantees individuals who are in crisis, as well as local and state governments funding crisis programs, that Crisis Text Line is delivering services according to nationally recognized standards.

“Our entire team at AAS wants to congratulate Crisis Text Line on the work they have done to earn accreditation,” said Anthony Wood, AAS’s Interim Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “It is wonderful to see organizations making the most of technological tools to deliver quality services that truly meet people where they are and in the manner in which they are most comfortable communicating.”

Crisis Text Line underwent an extensive evaluation process that reviewed the organization’s training process, organizational structure, handling of life-threatening crises, ethical standards and community integration, among other focus areas.

“We are so honored to have received AAS accreditation, which recognizes our tireless work over the last nine years of providing exceptional mental health support for our community of texters in need,” said Dena Trujillo, CEO of Crisis Text Line. “Our unwavering commitment is two-fold: to create an empathetic world where nobody feels alone and to promote well-being for people wherever they are.”

In December of 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a rare public advisory warning of a mental health crisis in America’s youth population, stating that social workers, psychologists and counselors are unable to meet the pandemic-fueled demand for mental health support. It’s clear that an accessible, anonymous, text based service like Crisis Text Line is more necessary now than ever before. In 2021 alone, Crisis Text Line engaged in nearly 1.3 million conversations and de-escalated over 17,000 conversations with people who reached out indicating that they were in imminent danger of ending their lives or harming someone else.

About Crisis Text Line

Founded in 2013, Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit organization that provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention, empowers a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. Crisis Text Line is committed to creating an empathetic world where nobody feels alone. Those seeking care can text CRISIS to 741741 to be connected to a live, trained volunteer crisis counselor in English. Text HOLA to 741741 or text to 442-AYUDAME in WhatsApp for Spanish. Additional information is available at www.crisistextline.org.

About American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology is the world’s largest membership-based suicide prevention organization. Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center professionals, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of laypersons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.

Crisis Text Line

Vanessa Showalter





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NIX United Becomes Microsoft Gold Partner

 NIX United has proven more than ten years of experience implementing Microsoft solutions in two areas of competence: application development and application integration. This expertise highlights the ability to design, develop, integrate, and maintain cloud applications to accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth.

“Achieving Microsoft Gold Partner status has been an important part of our cloud growth strategy. The NIX United team comprises experienced cloud developers who continue to validate their knowledge through certification programs. We have a long track record of providing robust and scalable cloud solutions and enhancing them continuously to deliver client success.” -Anna Vorobiova, Head of Business Development

To assist customers’ digital transformation, NIX United provides end-to-end cloud integration services, including:

– Design and development of cloud application architecture

– Design and implementation of cloud infrastructure

– Migration to the cloud, including PaaS, SaaS, and hybrid solutions

– Building applications with serverless architectures

– Security management

– CI/CD implementation, transformation, automatization, and maintenance

– Data management (data warehousing, ETL, persistence, security) and maintenance

Cloud technologies continue to change and evolve along with new Microsoft Partner Network tools and resources which, combined with NIX United’s expertise in building reliable enterprise solutions, empower customers from various industries to outperform their competitors and extend their reach to new markets.

About NIX United

NIX United is a global software engineering company with more than 3000 professionals and comprehensive expertise across multiple business and technology verticals. Since 1994, we have empowered tech companies, SaaS providers, and multinational enterprises with top-of-the-line solutions that extend their capabilities and contribute to their growth. NIX United is trusted by world-renowned companies, enhancing their businesses and assisting in achieving new heights through our technology solutions.

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Yevheniia Kryvenko





  • Cloud Computing