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John Larson, Managing Partner of American Real Estate Investments, featured on the cover of the magazine, speaks at recent Think Realty National Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX, on the topic of Achieving Passive Income With A Turnkey Solution ​​​​John Larson, Managing Partner at American Real Estate Investments, recently partnered with Think Realty, a part of the Affinity Enterprise Group, to share his personal experience with real estate investing as part of a feature article in the latest issue of Think Realty Magazine. In the Master Investor profile for the May/June 2017 issue, Larson explained how he began his career with a summer job helping to rehab family-owned properties in Detroit, MI, and eventually became Partner of a turnkey real estate investment company based in Dallas, TX, that services many of the hottest U.S. real estate markets. ​John began as a real estate investor of C- and D-Class properties. In his Master Investor interview with Think Realty Magazine, Larson described how he’d “buy the houses for $5,000 to $20,000, put $20,000 into a renovation, and rent them out for between $700 and $900 month.” Though the yields for these investments were high on paper, Larson learned how much work went into maintaining a C-Class rental. He also learned "the 'headaches' of dealing with the Section 8 program and managing properties in areas where (I) didn’t feel physically safe told (me) it was time to exit the market.” In 2011, John decided it was time to gather his profits on the homes and sell them. Armed with a real estate license and a degree in marketing, Larson entered the Dallas real estate market in 2012 in search of turnkey real estate investment properties. His search led to a Partnership at American Real Estate Investments. Larson still occasionally works with investors looking for B- or C-Class investments, but American Real Estate Investments specializes in A-Class properties. The company takes the idea of “turnkey” to heart, purchasing the homes, renovating the property, placing a reliable tenant, selling the property to an investor, managing the home for the investor, and providing a white glove concierge service to the investor throughout the life of the relationship. At the Think Realty National Conference and Expo in Dallas on April 29th, John detailed some of the secrets to his investment strategy to a large audience of real estate investors and industry professionals. The Think Realty National Conference and Expo brought together the top talent in the real estate investor industry. This meeting of the minds connected professionals across the entire industry, from landlords to investors, property managers, private lenders, rehabbers, and aspiring entrepreneurs. During his presentation, “Achieving Passive Income With A Turnkey Solution,” John spoke specifically to investors about the risks associated with B-, C-, and D-Class rental properties and the value of a turnkey provider who works primarily with A-Class properties. Larson explained how he learned “that with $1,100 rents and above, you’re starting to deal with a better quality of tenant.” From acquisitions to renovations to property management and investor relationships, Larson identified exactly what an investor should look for in a turnkey rental property and turnkey provider. Relative to other investment styles, Larson promoted turnkey real estate investing as a safe and stable option for investors. John hopes to continue the success he and his team at American Real Estate Investments have achieved in Dallas. Always with an eye on the market, Larson looks toward the future with hopes for expansion into new markets. “We’re going to chase whatever the hottest market is.” John finished his presentation by emphasizing his personal desire for himself and his company: “Real estate has helped me make a good living, but helping my clients make money through real estate is my passion.” To learn more about American Real Estate Investments and their turnkey investment opportunities, visit their website.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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Think Realty will hold a National Conference & Expo, April 29 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas. Hundreds of real estate investors and professionals will connect with and learn tips and trends from the best in the industry. Dozens of notable speakers will be featured. Realtor, motivational speaker and author Julie Ziglar will co-host a Women in Real Estate panel, featuring women to watch in real estate. Blake Johnson from HGTV’s Flipping Texas will sit on the Dallas Market Insights panel, which will include five other successful Dallas area investors from all sectors of the industry. Andy Williams, Think Realty's 2016 Humanitarian of the Year and star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop: Ft. Worth, will host a rally for area military veterans who want to learn about real estate investing. Attendees of the conference will access support resources, and continuing education courses will be available for licensed real estate agents. Lyndzie Birch of Investing Sisters will emcee the event. More information and a complete list of speakers can be found at https://thinkrealty.com/events/dallas/. Online registration is $75 at https://thinkrealtydallas.eventbrite.com. Julie Ziglar Norman said, "I am thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and forward moving real estate investment event. Think Realty truly brings together every possible avenue of real estate investing. Because of that diversity, I know that attendees will leave with a better understanding of their investment options, from DO-IT-YOURSELF to the TURN-KEY real estate investments that I am proud to help investors with through Prime Properties Realty." “Through our conferences, attendees gain more knowledge, are more energized and motivated to improve their lives through real estate investing,” said Eddie Wilson, President of Affinity Enterprise Group, Think Realty’s parent company. “The conferences provide a unique opportunity for real estate professionals and investors to learn from the brightest in the industry, connect with us, and then stay connected throughout the year with our monthly national publication, Think Realty Magazine. We look forward to being in Dallas.” ABOUT THINK REALTY: Think Realty is a central education and information resource for new real estate investors of all levels of experience, providing members with valuable tools that help them optimize their competitive advantage, succeed in the industry, achieve wealth-building goals and live a life of purpose.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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ZeroDown’s Business Continuity-as-a-Service (BCaaS) acts as a true, managed solution to bridge Microsoft Azure, other cloud or hybrid platforms, providing day-one readiness for Multi-Cloud, critical application deployment, and migration risk mitigation via handling lost in-flight transaction replay and multi-instance synchronization. All of this is available across multiple cloud platforms, enabling lock-in free high availability architecture. ZeroDown Multi-Cloud as a Service (MCaaS) solves one of the biggest problems in modern cloud deployment – a simple, consistent management solution for running an application on multiple platforms, from AWS to hosted services, to marrying Microsoft Azure Stack and Azure Marketplace to get the most out of Azure’s services. “ZeroDown’s IP-based software offerings on Azure provide powerful incentive to adopt cloud technology beyond remote data,” said Alan Gin, CEO, ZeroDown. “In addition, an Azure hybrid cloud solution becomes attractive for a much wider array of business applications, enabling enterprise-grade availability and fault tolerance, previously only available to gargantuan operations, to provide flexible deployment, hybrid cloud instances, downtime avoidance through instancing across multiple cloud platforms or local hardware, and an easy, accessible way to manage it all.” Once an application is migrated to the cloud, using the ZeroDown one-click migration system on the Azure Marketplace, the user gains access to the full range of business continuity features offered by Zerodown’s cloud migration architecture – including easy deployment and management of synchronized application instances across the range of Microsoft’s products. The Azure ecosystem can uniquely leverage this feature to conveniently manage hybrid deployment. The biggest barrier to cloud adoption in the modern business world is, arguably, a lack of effective risk reduction available from hardware-based solutions. Many IT professionals see the organizational disruption and complexity that migration historically introduces as too costly to be viable, leaving only the largest or niche enterprises migrating at present. ZeroDown is changing that paradigm. Not only does their suite of migration and containerization tools through Application Migration as a Service (AMaaS™) allows one-click migration with minimal downtime, it does so in a way that minimizes risk and frees the original system to operate in the meantime, completely removing the traditional roadblocks put up by traditional lift/shift methods. This architecture mitigates most major risks and extrinsic costs associated with cloud migration like no other solution currently available. ZeroDown’s IP-based software offerings on Azure provide powerful incentive to adopt cloud technology beyond remote data, and manages the risk of deployment and operation such that an Azure hybrid cloud solution becomes attractive for a much wider array of business applications, enabling enterprise-grade availability and fault tolerance, previously only available to gargantuan operations, to provide flexible deployment, hybrid cloud instances, downtime avoidance through instancing across multiple cloud platforms or local hardware, and an easy, accessible way to manage it all. “The Enterprise Cloud Alliance Partner Program welcomes ISV partners developing and delivering best in class enterprise and cloud solutions  in strategic engagements with Microsoft to accelerate business and innovation ,” said Chris Lwanga, Principal, Cloud Ecosystem Engagement , Cloud + Enterprise Group at Microsoft Corp. “Partners who are developing solutions that can work with and leverage innovations in the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud will benefit from the promotion and access that are benefits of enrollment in the Enterprise Cloud Alliance to maximize their business opportunities.” Cloud Solution Providers breathe life into the cloud – but without a stable, efficient architecture that prevents lock-in, progress has stagnated somewhat in the industry. IoT and mobile integration can only go so far to drive growth, and to truly transform the space, the industry needs the unique services and architecture that ZeroDown™ offers. BCaaS goes farther than any one featureset available today to offer a robust framework for building powerful applications in a variety of Cloud configurations, in a flexible way that extends into other services, on-site hosting, and legacy systems easily. For those looking to reduce risk, and build true, agile cloud innovation, ZeroDown Software is nothing less than essential, and nothing less than a transformative force on Azure Marketplace for people that build and migrate applications. About ZeroDown™ Software and ZeroNines® Technology, Inc. ZeroDown™ Software technology provides businesses with continuous access to their company data via their Business Continuity as a Service architecture, protecting applications, and transactions in the event of network interruptions that would normally cripple the enterprise. They make this environment accessible through their Patented Application Migration as a Service software, lowering barriers to entry on cloud applications and infrastructure by eliminating downtime and lost-in-flight transactions inherent in other cloud migration systems. ZeroDown breaks away from traditional disaster recovery by empowering organizations of any size with new business continuity standard: virtually unbroken continuous uptime, delivered in and easy to manage, instantly deployable multi-cloud package via AMaaS™ Migration. ZeroNines' technology leverages and maximizes customers' current processing and storage infrastructure by operating agnostically across multiple platforms, thereby shifting the paradigm to true multi-cloud with one-click, containerized migration and deployment. ZeroDown offers proprietary BCaaS™ architecture information security and availability solutions. Certain statements in this press release may be viewed as forward looking or speculative and therefore include certain risks such as the anticipated adoption rate of new cloud technologies as mentioned herein, the cost and challenges involved in significant cloud offerings and deployment strategies, and the inherent longer sales cycles associated with larger projects. For further information, please visit: http://www.zeronines.com.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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Built on a heritage of technology leadership with 25,000 specialists in 80 countries delivering 11,000 successful digital transformation engagements per year PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2017) - Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( : HPE) announced the launch of Pointnext, a newly redefined technology services organization dedicated to helping companies accelerate their digital transformations and make desired business outcomes a reality. HPE Pointnext draws on the expertise of more than 25,000 specialists in 80 countries covering 30 languages and spanning a range of disciplines -- from cloud consulting experts to operational services experts. These teams collaborate with businesses worldwide to speed their adoption of emerging technologies, including cloud computing and hybrid IT, big data and analytics, the Intelligent Edge and Internet of Things (IoT). "Digital transformation is driving an incredible pace of change for our industry and our customers' needs are evolving just as quickly," said Antonio Neri, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HPE. "Services are at the core of our ability to be that strategic partner to our clients and help them on their transformation journey. In fact, its role in our business has never been more critical." Built on HPE's technology leadership, robust partner ecosystem, and end-to-end lifecycle experience, Pointnext helps customers optimize technology for today and tomorrow. The Pointnext team helps customers harness the power of hybrid IT, real-time data and analytics, and mobile solutions to enhance customer experiences, create and deliver new digital product and services, and improve core operations at unprecedented speed and efficiency. Customers benefit not only from the strength of Pointnext's consulting capabilities, but also from HPE's technology leadership; the Pointnext team works closely with HPE technologists to develop innovative solutions to customers' business challenges, answering the app and data demands of the future. "HPE is a valuable partner in helping us understand how we can further expand our business and operate more efficiently," said Steven John, CIO at AmeriPride. "Their expertise and experience helps us see things differently and understand new ways to improve our operations." Accelerating customer outcomes through strategic engagements HPE Pointnext will provide three types of services: Advisory and Transformation, Professional and Operational. At the forefront of Pointnext is Advisory and Transformation Services, where HPE collaborates with companies to design their technology transformation and build a roadmap tuned to their unique challenges. This team helps clients digitize their core operations, innovate offerings and realize better business outcomes by: On-time, on-budget implementation HPE Pointnext Professional Services team taps into the intellectual property and experience of thousands of implementations and deployments to de-risk clients' digital transformation. Pointnext Professional Services experts collaborate closely with customers to get the most out of their IT investments. Pointnext works with clients' preferred technologies and IT organizations to move strategic plans and functional designs through production and a series of tactical transitions, from technical design to implementation, build to migration, distribution and finally to operational consulting and service. Redefining the concept of operational efficiency The HPE Pointnext Operational Services team provides ways of delivering IT by managing and optimizing workloads, resources and capacity, on-premises and in the cloud, to help keep clients' businesses at peak performance. This includes innovative products and services, such as HPE Flexible Capacity and HPE Datacenter Care, which simplify the IT experience and offer customers choices in where to move workloads and what to self-manage or outsource and how to flexibly consume IT. For more information on how businesses are using on-premises scalable infrastructure with a flexible IT model, read "Best of Both Worlds: Can Enterprises Achieve Both Scalability and Control When it Comes to Cloud?" Differentiating through a best-in-class partner ecosystem HPE's long-standing commitment to its strategic alliance partners has created a powerful ecosystem with deep business and vertical expertise to build and deliver joint solutions for customers. Beyond HPE's expertise working with industry leaders like SAP, Microsoft and more, the company looks to a new generation of leading partners such as the Docker container platform, Mesosphere's orchestration and data automation solution, and Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack for configuration management and IT automation. Pointnext will further leverage this partner ecosystem, as well as combine HPE infrastructure and workload expertise with a broader range of strategic system integrators to create partner opportunities aligned to customers' needs. "Each customer journey is unique and requires a trusted advisor with deep capabilities, a strong partner ecosystem, and a proven record for demonstrating innovative approaches to solving challenges," said Ana Pinczuk, senior vice president and general manager, Pointnext, HPE. "Pointnext services will be the front lines of our engagement with customers -- to quickly and nimbly design, integrate and optimize digital solutions critical to the success of enterprises of all sizes." For more information on HPE Pointnext, please visit: www.hpe.com/Pointnext About Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. Forward-Looking Statement The information included in this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Hewlett Packard Enterprise may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise's businesses; risks associated with executing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's strategy; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its suppliers, customers and partners; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; and other risks that are described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hewlett Packard Enterprise assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntkey, a global smart home solution's provider, announces that it will attend the 2017 Appliance & Electronics World Expo (AWE), one of the world's three largest appliance & electronics fairs, from March 9 - 11, 2017, at E2 hall, Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. Huntkey's booth # is 3D37. At the fair, Huntkey will introduce its latest smart home products and technologies. The brand new multifunctional air purifier uses nano TiO2 photocatalysis technology and double filter technology, enabling it to not only filter out PM2.5 particles, but also purify toxic pollutants in the air. Of note, the double filter technology has been patented. This smart air purifier can also be controlled by an APP on mobile devices. The tea maker is an auto tea station that is dedicated to making tea that both tastes good and is packed with nutritious properties. Tea can be washed, cooked, brewed and poured automatically by the tea maker by one press. And, the brewing time and temperature can be set differently according to different types of teas such as green tea, black tea and dragon well tea. Once brewed, the tea can be kept at 80 degrees Celsius to keep the good taste. It can also be used for making coffee and heating up milk to the most appropriate temperature. Huntkey smart power strip will also be exhibited at the fair. The SST302 is equipped with three AC outlets and three powered USB ports, and it can be controlled remotely by a smartphone APP, allowing you to turn on/off devices when you are not present. Other products like the smartU charging station, the cube power strip and the automatic cooker will also be presented at the exhibition. For more product news, please visit the Huntkey booth at AWE. About Huntkey Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Shenzhen, is a member of The International Power Supply Manufacturer's Association (PSMA) and a member of The China Power Supply Society (CPSS). With branch companies in the USA, Japan and other areas, and cooperating factories in Brazil, Argentina, India and other countries, Huntkey has specialized in the development, design, and manufacturing of PC power supplies, industrial power supplies, surge protectors, adapters and chargers for many years. With its own technologies and manufacturing strength, Huntkey has served Lenovo, Huawei, Haier, DELL, ZTE, Bestbuy and many other large enterprises for years, and has received unanimous recognition and trust from most of the customers. For more information about Huntkey, please visit http://www.huntkey.com/. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huntkey-to-present-at-awe-2017-300412545.html


News Article | February 15, 2017
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IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2017) - Enterprise Counsel Group (ECG) -- a business law firm specializing in trial, appellate, transactional, labor and real estate matters -- announced today highlights from an exciting 2016 and a look ahead at 2017. The firm provides high-caliber legal services to a range of clients including individual entrepreneurs and public companies. The company won several key judgments in 2016 including a multi-million dollar victory for a Westminster mobile home park owner/operator against the Orange County Assessor. ECG represented the park operator, and the Orange County Superior Court judge found the assessor violated the law, due to the assessor's office not considering market data in regards to the park's expenses and making ill-advised assumptions about occupancy and repair costs. Also, representing the City of Lancaster, Calif., the firm won a repayment award of $9,174,663 in redevelopment loan principal from the state's Department of Finance for the Lancaster Redevelopment Agency. In addition, as a thought leader amongst its peers, Enterprise Counsel Group contributed multiple industry articles for the Daily Journal on topics ranging from recent Supreme Court decisions to the business implications of California's minimum wage increase. Taking time to step away from the office, ECG also hosted events with several political figures including California State Senator John Moorlach, former CEO of HP, Carly Fiorina, and recent United States presidential candidate and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). ECG also co-hosted the Milestone Leadership Summit 2016, an annual event that has established itself as a premier offsite corporate retreat for companies in Southern California. The firm will co-host the 2017 event which will be held May 12, 2017 in Huntington Beach. "We saw tremendous successes in 2016, both in the courtroom and in the firm's overall growth and accomplishments," said David Robinson, founding partner and CEO of ECG. "We look forward to a fruitful 2017 as we tirelessly work to protect our clients' interests." About Enterprise Counsel Group Enterprise Counsel Group, A Law Corporation (ECG) is a prominent West Coast law firm providing impeccable representation including litigation, mediation, arbitration and transactional services for a wide range of businesses and industry leaders. Driven by the values of professional competence, enthusiasm, intensity of effort and an unwavering dedication to clients' best interests, ECG discovers and implements the most innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions in and out of the courtroom. For more information visit www.EnterpriseCounsel.com and follow ECG on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Huntkey, a global leading power solution provider, has introduced its new generation of ES Series Notebook Adapters. The new generation of ES Series Notebook Adapters: http://en.huntkey.com/UserFiles/uploadfiles/images/20170224155803095.jpg There are two models in the ES Series: 65W ES Ultra and 90W ES Ultra. Compared to the traditional ES Series, the new generation is mainly improved in two aspects: 1. The conversion efficiency is increased to 90%, which can meet the Efficiency Level VI, saving power consumed. 2. The new generation of the ES Series is equipped with 6 tips and all are updated to be compatible with most popular notebooks and ultrabooks on the market, therefore becoming a perfect replacement for your original notebook adapter. With low stand-by power and high conversion efficiency, the ES Series is super energy-efficient. Coupled with a wide layout, the surface temperature is low, there leading to a long lifespan. The output voltage of 19.5V also allows for compatibility with most laptops. The new generation of the ES Series is loaded with Over Voltage Protection, Over Current Protection, Over Temperature Protection and Short Circuit Protection, assuring the maximum safety of the adapter and the connected devices. The new generation of the ES Series of Notebook Adapter will be available in PICO, Tran Anh, Hoanlong and Sang Tao in Vietnam, Vatan in Turkey, shop.ww.kz, Logycom shop and Pulser shop in Kazakhstan, DNS shop in Russia, Massmart in South Africa and other leading computer resellers all over the world. Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Shenzhen, is a member of The International Power Supply Manufacturer's Association (PSMA) and a member of The China Power Supply Society (CPSS). With branch companies in the USA, Japan and other areas, and cooperating factories in Brazil, Argentina, India and other countries, Huntkey has specialized in the development, design, and manufacturing of PC power supplies, industrial power supplies, surge protectors, adapters and chargers for many years. With its own technologies and manufacturing strength, Huntkey has served Lenovo, Huawei, Haier, DELL, ZTE, Bestbuy and many other large enterprises for years, and has received unanimous recognition and trust from most of the customers. For more information about Huntkey, please visit http://www.huntkey.com/. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huntkey-introduces-new-generation-of-es-series-notebook-adapters-300413164.html


Patent
Enterprise Group | Date: 2014-05-12

A lid for securing to the brim of a container, the lid including a container closure having a disk shaped member with a periphery for mating with the brim of the container. The periphery includes annular inner and outer side walls with at least one annular rib disposed on each of the inner and outer side walls. The ribs of the annular walls form a gripping area to secure the lid to the container for preventing leaks and accidental spillage. A top wall interconnects the inner and outer side walls and includes visual cues for viewing the brim of the container when the lid is affixed to the brim. The lid additionally includes a pronounced wedge shaped sipping spout projecting upwards from the container closure. The container closure includes a circular indented channel for stacking one lid covered cup over another with additional stability provided by the sipping spout.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 215.37K | Year: 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new products and revenue streams for existing and emerging companies, and in particular innovative SMEs. However, this results in vastly increased personal data collection, both intentional and unintentional. The personal data supply chain comprises many places for data to leak, be attacked, or be reused without permission. With growing risks arising from privacy-related breaches, and the introduction of greater compliance requirements (and associated penalties) in the EU General Data Protection regulation, organisations are under pressure to improve their privacy practices. However, SMEs in particular lack affordable privacy tools to assist in management of personal information risks, with the few that are available targeted at enterprises with professional privacy officers. This project brings state-of-the-art privacy thinking and methodology together to create the DataPrivacyPlus privacy risk management tools aimed at SMEs, with templates to customise the service for connected car (telematics) and smart cities (IoT) vertical markets, leading to a range of affordable privacy management services. Finance Summary Table – How to complete this section


Patent
Enterprise Group | Date: 2013-04-29

A lid for securing to the brim of a container, the lid including a container closure having a disk shaped member with a periphery for mating with the brim of the container. The periphery includes annular inner and outer side walls with at least one annular rib disposed on each of the inner and outer side walls. The ribs of the annular walls form a gripping area to secure the lid to the container for preventing leaks and accidental spillage. A top wall interconnects the inner and outer side walls and includes visual cues for viewing the brim of the container when the lid is affixed to the brim. The lid additionally includes a pronounced wedge shaped sipping spout projecting upwards from the container closure. The container closure includes a circular indented channel for stacking one lid covered cup over another with additional stability provided by the sipping spout.

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