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TALES Returns to BET for Season 2 Featuring an Exclusive, Soon-to-Be-Released Song, “Brothers” by Kanye West Feat. Charlie Wilson, Produced by TALES Creator, Producer and Writer Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo and Seven

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET Networks in conjunction with Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo announce
the season two global premiere of hit original series, TALES.
The series will make a global return, with a two-hour premiere. The
debut episode, “Brothers,” brings a new and exciting twist for the
series, by serving as the launchpad for an unreleased Kanye West song
exclusive to the show’s soundtrack. Fans can tune-in to BET and MTV
channels globally and on VH1’s international channels on Tuesday, July
2. BET and the international channels will air the first look at 9:00 PM
E.T., with MTV airing in a later timeslot.

“I am beyond excited for the return of TALES. Producing this new record
with my production partner Seven and working with Kanye for a song
exclusively for the TALES series, has been one of the highlights of my
music and TV career. I did it for my Hip Hop Culture. I wanted to give
the fans something to listen to and enjoy as well as visually enjoy, and
“Brothers,” the song in conjunction with this global TV premiere is
precisely that moment. TALES IS BACK!!,” the hip-hop mogul
announced. Contrary to previous episodes that feature a catalog of
previously released music, this season’s premiere will feature a new
song, “Brothers” by Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson.
“Brothers” is produced by Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo and his production
partner, Seven.

Each week, TALES transforms the lyrics of hip-hop’s greatest
hits into captivating visual narratives through the eyes of Irv “Gotti’”
Lorenzo. To bring the “Brothers” story to life, Lorenzo has cast
a variety of TV and Film veterans including Elijah
Kelley (
The New Edition Story, Star, The Bobby Brown Story)Draya
(Real Husbands of Hollywood)Isaiah
 (Grey’s Anatomy, The 100),Thomas Q. Jones (Being
Mary Jane, Luke Cage
), LisaRaye McCoy (All of
Us, Single Ladies
), and Cynthia Bailey (Real
Housewives of Atlanta, How High 2

The scripted anthology series will include nine additional episodes that
will feature timeless hits including Geto Boys’“Mind Playing
Tricks on Me,” Migos’ “Slippery,” Nas’ “I
Gave You Power,” Mary J. Blige’s “My Life,” Lil
Uzi Vert’s 
“XO Tour Life,” Cardi B’s “Bodak
Yellow,” Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Deep Cover,” Lauryn
 “Ex-Factor,” and XXXtentacion’s “Moonlight.”

Love, murder and a whole lot of hip-hop will bring new life to songs in
this season, created and executive produced by pioneering hip-hop
hitmaker, Irving “Irv Gotti” Lorenzo and his Visionary
Ideas production company
 alongside executive producers Ron
and Robert Munic, producers Darcell
Lawrence, John Bryant, James Seppelfrick, Keith Neal 
and Eric
and co-producers Sonny Lorenzo, JJ Lorenzo and Darien
The series has enlisted Tasha Smith (Why
Did I Get Married, Daddies Little Girls, Star, Power
), Robert
(Empire), Joshua Butler (Pretty
Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Magicians, Shadowhunters
), Erik
(Tales S:1), Benny Boom (NCIS:
Los Angeles, Black Lighting, The Quad
), Bryan Barber (IdlewildInstant
), and first-time directors Ellie Foumbi and Nefertite
to direct episodes throughout the series. Writers will
include Robert Munic, Leah KeithAdam WiesenPatrick
John BarcheskiMichael CobianLeah
Larry “Legend” Spivey, Marcus J. Guilloryand Trevor

For more information on “TALES” log on to
Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple
social media platforms by using the hashtag #TALESonBET,,


BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the
nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and
public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.
The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can
be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom
and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer
brand with a diverse group of business extensions:,
a leading Internet destination for black entertainment, music, culture
and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the
African-American woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET
Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival
business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content
for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around
the globe.



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Cambodia Junior National Canoe Team Members to Visit Japan as Part of Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sixteen members of the Cambodia junior national canoe team are scheduled to visit Japan from September 17–25 as part of the Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019 promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

We invite the group to enjoy canoe-related tours and lectures in Tokyo, and then to visit Ishikawa Prefecture to participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament, joint practice with the Japan national team, a social gathering with high school students, and other activities, all in an effort to promote personal exchange between Japan and Cambodia through sports. Our aims with these activities are to effectively share the appeals of Japan and to further promote the future development of the sports industry in Cambodia and friendly relations between Cambodia and Japan.

We hope that participants in this program will proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to Cambodia.

For reference: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatchees take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Tuesday, September 17

Arrive in Japan, orientation, lecture by the Japan Canoe Federation, etc.

Wednesday, September 18

Tour Sea Forest Waterway, etc.

Thursday, September 19

Travel to Ishikawa Prefecture

Courtesy visit to the Komatsu City Office

Joint practice with the Japan national team

Friday, September 20

Visit Komatsu Ltd.

Social gathering

Saturday, September 21–Monday, September 23

Participate in the 15th Japan Canoe Sprint Junior/Junior Youth Komatsu Tournament

Tuesday, September 24

Travel to Tokyo

Presentation of outcomes, etc.

Wednesday, September 25

Depart Japan


Inquiries about the program

JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + East Timor Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department

Contact: Junji Mise (Mr.), Yutaka Shintani (Mr.)

TEL: +81-3-6737-9447

Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)


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CommerceWest Bank Supported Caterina’s Club and Provided Warm Meals, Affordable Housing, and Job Training Assistance to Low-Income Families

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CommerceWest Bank (OTCBB: CWBK) supported Caterina’s Club and provided warm meals, affordable housing and job training assistance to low-income families throughout Southern California. Caterina’s Club “Feeding Kids in America” program feeds over 25,025 children a week. The “Welcome Home” program provides qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.

Chef Bruno Serato commented, “It’s time to stop talking about it and do something about it.” He continued, “Thank you all so much for supporting Caterina’s Club, the children, and families we serve. This year’s gala wouldn’t be a success without grand supporters such as CommerceWest Bank. Thank you!”

Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, stated, “A lot of families take for granted how meaningful it is to sit down and have a nightly dinner. It is disheartening to think of, especially when thousands of children in our community go to bed hungry, without an adequate roof over their head.” He continued, “We are excited to be able to help Chef Bruno Serato provide warm meals and affordable housing to underprivileged children and low-income families in our community.”

CommerceWest Bank is a California based full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Irvine, California. The Bank serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, mobile banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, SBA loans, and cash management services.

Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services.

Please visit to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”


Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO

Work Phone: 949-474-5278 (Media Only)

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Cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to modernize the kitchen and increase property value.

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CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen renovations have one of the highest returns on investment compared to other home renovations. A modern, updated kitchen will add value to a property and make it more attractive to buyers. The largest financial component of a kitchen renovation is the cabinetry.

“Homeowners can experience huge savings on their kitchen renovation when they choose cabinet painting over a full cabinet replacement,” said Chris White of New Look Cabinets in Calgary. “Cabinet painting can make the kitchen look like new, at a fraction of the cost.”

The best advice is to hire Calgary cabinet painters for this project, but homeowners can attempt to DIY cabinet painting. Here are some instructions on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

  1. Choose paint: Choose a paint that will best adhere to your cabinet material and give lasting durability. You should also consider what paint colour will best suit your home’s overall design and your personal taste.
  2. Prepare the kitchen: Before starting, remove everything from the kitchen and cabinets that might get in the way.
  3. Remove cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware: Take everything off the cabinet boxes and label it for easy reassembly.
  4. Clean and sand the surfaces: Wipe down all surfaces with a grease-removing cleaner. Then lightly sand all doors, drawer fronts and side panels. Remember to wipe off the dust afterwards.
  5. Prime and paint the cabinets: You can choose to paint them using a brush, compressor and paint gun, or have them painted by Calgary cabinet painters in a professional spray shop. Be sure to apply a primer and allow it to completely dry before putting on the top coat.

Homeowners should be aware that cabinet painting is a time consuming, detail-oriented job. If you are not comfortable with your ability, or you do not have enough time to complete the job properly, you should consider hiring professional cabinet painters.

“We have the experience, skills and equipment to get the job done efficiently and with seamless, professional results,” said White. “If you can’t commit the time, it is well worth the money to have your kitchen cabinets painted by a professional company.”

New Look Cabinets & Interiors is a RenovationFind Certified Painting Company in Calgary. They specialize in interior painting, as well as cabinet painting, cabinet refinishing and furniture refinishing. They offer superior workmanship, excellent customer service and are passionate about every project they work on. For more information, or for help with your next paint job, visit


Chris White


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