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Loop Insights Selected as the Premier Venue Tracing and Fan Engagement Solution for NCAA College Basketball “Bubble” in Las Vegas

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VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 8, 2020 /CNW/ – Loop Insights Inc. (TSXV: MTRX) (OTCQB: RACMF) (the “Company” or “Loop”), a provider of contactless solutions and artificial intelligence (“AI”) to drive automated marketing, venue tracing, and contactless solutions to the brick and mortar space, announces the signing of its first deal with partner bdG Sports (“bdG”) to provide venue tracing and enhanced fan engagement solutions for its #VegasBubble, which will feature NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball when the new season launches next month.

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LOOP ALLOWS #VEGASBUBBLE TO ACHIEVE CONTACTLESS AND CASHLESS GOALS TOWARD ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR LAS VEGAS

The global pandemic has overturned nearly every team’s schedule for the upcoming season. It has created the need for an easily accessible destination location where teams can play under the same health and safety protocols. In response to the revised NCAA Division I 2020-21 season, bdG, one of the nation’s leading content providers in college basketball programming, is playing host to multiple men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments as well as non-conference matchups and opportunities for additional regular-season games.

Labeled the “#VegasBubble,” bdG has worked closely with MGM Resorts to establish comprehensive health and safety protocols for its participants, officials, and game operations personnel with Loop’s venue tracing platform anchoring the overall plan. Games are to be played at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, and T-Mobile Arena between November 25 and December 22, 2020, in Las Vegas.

“Our No. 1 priority in offering up a safe and secure environment for our teams was to have a robust safety plan,” said Brooks Downing, CEO of Kentucky-based bdG Sports. “And as a complementary asset to our testing that we are planning to implement is Loop Insight’s venue

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University of Utah Establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center as Lead for Innovation and Economic Engagement

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President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.

As a crucial foundation for PIVOT Center, operations previously led by TVC will continue to assist the U’s faculty inventors in bringing their innovations to market by spearheading all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management and early stage funding. The new office leverages these existing resources and will hire new staff to oversee economic development and corporate engagement as well as to elicit feedback from internal and external stakeholders to improve how the U addresses their needs.

Keith Marmer, who has served as the executive director of TVC and corporate partnerships for the past four years, will lead PIVOT as chief innovation and economic engagement officer for the U. He will report directly to the president in his new capacity. Marmer’s strong leadership skills come from 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and investor. He has personally launched and scaled four companies as well as helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion in investment capital. Marmer’s passion for innovation has helped countless ideas get the momentum they need to succeed. During the course of his career, Marmer has overseen the creation of more than 100 companies. Since joining the U, Marmer has helped transform the culture of commercialization, rolled out three accelerators,

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Demi Lovato broke off engagement after learning Max Ehrich was using her ‘to further his career’

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Demi Lovato is giving her heart a break after her whirlwind engagement.



Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich posing for the camera: In this combination photo, Demi Lovato, left, arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas and Max Ehrich arrives at the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" premiere on June 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. Singers-actors Lovato and Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months, according to a person close to Lovato who spoke Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.


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In this combination photo, Demi Lovato, left, arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas and Max Ehrich arrives at the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiere on June 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. Singers-actors Lovato and Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months, according to a person close to Lovato who spoke Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

The “Give Your Heart a Break” singer, 28, is “doing okay” after making the “tough decision” to end her short engagement with Max Ehrich, 29, after coming to believe he was “trying to further his career by using her name behind her back,” an insider told People.

“It was hard for Demi to admit she made a mistake when it came to Max,” the source told the outlet.

People first reported the couple’s split Thursday, just over two months after they got engaged in Malibu. The pair started dating four months earlier.

“It was very hurtful to Demi when she realized that Max’s intentions weren’t genuine,” another source close to the Disney Channel alumnus told People. “Breaking off the engagement was not an easy decision.”

As the couple started seeing each other toward the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and quarantines, a source noted they were “basically together 24/7 for months,” during which the pair “lived in a bubble with zero stress and everything was just fun.”

When the “Young and the Restless” actor went to Atlanta to film the movie “Southern Gospel,” the insider said he “shot up in fame” and “got wrapped up in [Hollywood],” which took a toll on the relationship.

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