16th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – Chicago June 8-14, 2018

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Poster

The Citizen is a “poignant drama” – Chicago Reader

FOREIGN BODY: French-Tunisian director-writer Raja Amari creates feminist thrillers.

ADIFF Chicago presents 19 documentary and fiction films set in The United States, Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Barbados, Nigeria, Brazil, Malawi, Cuba and more!

"Kirikou and the Sorceress" – which celebrates its 20th anniversary – was called a "marvel for the eye and ear" by Ted Shen of the Chicago Reader. Not to be missed!”

— Diarah N'Daw-Spech – ADIFF Co-Director

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York, May 14, 2018 – To celebrate its 16th Anniversary in Chicago, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by ArtMattan Productionsts from June 8 to 14 – will present its most thought-provoking program to date in the Windy City. With 19 documentaries and fiction films set in The United States, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Haiti, Barbados, Nigeria, Brazil, The UK, Malawi, Cuba, Honduras, Tunisia, Hungary, the Virgin Islands and France, ADIFF Chicago will celebrate 16 years of great cinema and great talks with new films, special events and revealing stories!

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Night Film "Bigger Than Africa" by Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye (2018, 90min, USA, Chicago Premiere) is a fascinating documentary that follows the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Republic of Benin, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba to explore and find reasons for the survival of the Yoruba culture in the New World. Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye will be on hand to talk about his research in trying to understand why, of all cultures of Africa, the Yoruba culture is the one that has survived for centuries in the Americas.

"Streetlight Harmonies" by Brent Wilson (2017, 84min, USA, Chicago Premiere) is about Doo-wop and features stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, born on street corners in the 1950s. In Streetlight Harmonies, a who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of American pop music from doo wop and Phil Spector’s legendary ‘wall of sound’ up through Motown, surf music and the British Invasion. It’s a toe-tapping stroll down memory lane for music lovers of all ages.

In "Foreign Body" by Raja Amari, (2016, 92min, France/Tunisia, TIFF Official Selection, Chicago Premiere) a young woman (Sarra Hannachi) flees from Tunisia to France after informing on her brother, an Islamist radical. Adrift in a new country, she seizes on an opportunity to work for a glamorous widow (Hiam Abbass), and is uncertain how to respond when one of her brother's friends (Salim Kechiouche) shows a romantic interest in her.

"The Citizen" (Az Állampolgár) – Winner of the 2018 Chicago European Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film (2016, 109 min, Hungary) – is a timely narrative about a middle-aged African immigrant Wilson (first-time actor Cake-Baly, who brings breathtaking grace and nuance to the role) wanting to become a Hungarian Citizen. This touching humanist drama exposes the unwelcoming climate that greets many immigrants to Europe, as Wilson finds a sympathetic teacher and prospective lover in lonely abused wife Mari (Máhr).

Exquisite award-wining animation "Kirikou and the Sorceress" by Michel Ocelot (1998, 74min, France) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Kirikou and the Sorceress tells the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse.

Back by popular demand, "Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" by Mika Kaurismäki (2011, 90 min, South Africa/Germany) is a powerful documentary that retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom.

Closing Night screening of local documentary "70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green" by Ronit Bezalel (2014, 53min, USA) – the story of a community displaced when their neighborhood is torn down in the name of progress – will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception.

THEMED PROGRAMS
The CENTERPIECE screening of MULTICULTURAL SHORTS "The Exception and the Rule" by Joel Zito Araujo about an Afro-Brazilian who won a discrimination lawsuit against his employer in 1992; "Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana" by Todd Kellstein which follows Haitian actor and activist Jimmy Jean-Louis visiting Haitian immigrants in Mexico & "Scattered Africa" by Sheila Walker a documentary about scholars focusing on issues related to the African Diaspora. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Sheila Walker, Ph.D, cultural anthropologist, filmmaker and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc. who will talk about the history and concept of the African Diaspora as presented in the films. The program will close with a reception.

THE AFRO-LATINO PROGRAM includes two films. "Revolutionary Medicine" by Jesse Freeston & Beth Geglia is an inspiring documentary that shows how a hospital’s alternative health model is not only transforming communities on Honduras’ Northern Coast, but also standing as an alternative to an increasingly privatized national health system. "The Invisible Color: Black Is More Than a Color" by veteran Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sergio Giral investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first wave of political refugees in the 1959 revolutionary aftermath, to today.

OTHER FILMS
Sponsored by the Dusable Heritage Association is the special screening of "When the Drum is Beating" by Whitney Dow that celebrates the resilience of one Haitian band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making passionate, beautiful music — a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats — through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’etats and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy that is Haiti’s history. The screening will be followed by a reception.

"Timeless" by Ed La Borde, Jr. is a love story that transcends time from 19th Century Ghana to the modern day Caribbean. It explores the idea that hurricanes are really the souls of people that suffered in the “Middle Passage.” It is a story that highlights history and promotes the culture of the Virgin Islands with rich imagery and complex subject matter through unexpected twists and turns. The director will be in attendance to participate in a discussion after the screening.

The 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival-Chicago is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following institutions: Facets Cinemateque, ArtMattan Productions, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, Spotlight Cinema Networks, the Alliance Network and The Dusable Heritage Association. The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

Venue, complete line-up and tickets at http://nyadiff.org/adiffchicago2018/

Diarah N'Daw-Spech
African Diaspora International Film Festival
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More real estate agents can now access the GREL platform with their newly launched subscription model

GREL Announces Subscription Model

The newly launched GREL subscription model provides ease of access and ensures affordability even for 3rd world countries so no agent misses out on success!

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global Real Estate Licence is proud to launch their subscription model for real estate agents to complete their real estate licence. The business model shift greatly benefits real estate agents by offering an approach more affordable. The platform is offering their licence editions and their newly launched 17 real estate designations to members around the world through its subscription model, extended the ease of access to all users.

“This shift came as another milestones in GREL’s aggressive roadmap we have, consistently looking to provide value to our members.” Said Shahla Jalali, COO of GREL. “ Consumer behaviour with online purchases and interactions across all industries have proven that consumer subscribes to SAAS products which offer them either entertainment, productivity or value. This is evident through subscribers from companies such as Netflix, Spotify and Amazon. Given the value our members receive, it seemed natural to lean towards a subscriptions model which more users can also take advantage of.”

The Global Real Estate Licence platforms extend its subscript model for new users looking to strengthen their businesses opportunities from all aspects of the real estate industries. The platform's ease of use allows members to gain value through the online courses, and to continue this value to the long series of tools provides, along with more than 300+ sales scripts.
The seamless integration allow users to subscribe and access their platform with the newly updated fresh look launched by GREL.

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Arecont Vision LLC Signs Asset Purchase Agreement With An Affiliate Of Turnspire Capital Partners, LLC

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Sale Closure and New Phase of Growth Set for July

Arecont Vision is poised for growth. Reducing our debt and putting resources back into the business will ensure greater innovation, larger strategic partnerships, and a stronger company”

— Raul Calderon, COO & GM, Arecont Vision

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera and video surveillance solutions, announced today that it has executed an asset purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with an affiliate of Turnspire Capital Partners, LLC (“Turnspire”) under which Turnspire will acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. As previously announced, the Company has initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware (“Court”) to facilitate the Purchase Agreement and substantially reduce its debt.

Key Elements of the Purchase Agreement:
• Employees will be retained.
• Customer programs and services will continue.
• Vendors and Suppliers with valid, prepetition trade claims will be paid in full.
• Arecont Vision will be debt-free.
• Investments will be made into the development of new, industry-leading products.
• Company will have new owners and a new Board of Directors.

“Through this partnership, Arecont Vision is poised for growth. Reducing our debt and putting resources back into the business will ensure greater innovation, larger strategic partnerships, and a stronger company for all of our constituents,” said Raul Calderon, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Arecont Vision. “Since we began the chapter 11, operations have been running very smoothly. We are appreciative of the support of our employees, customers and vendors, and look forward to closing the sale and emerging in July a stronger, more competitive company.”

The Company has also filed a bid procedures and sale motion with the Court. The Turnspire bid will be subject to an auction at which it will be subject to higher and better offers, and requires Court approval. Arecont Vision has requested a bid deadline of June 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m., prevailing Eastern Time; an auction date of July 5, 2018; and a Sale Hearing on or about July 6, 2018.

Court filings as well as other information related to the restructuring are available at www.omnimgt.com/arecont or by calling the restructuring information hotline, 844-378-2736 (toll free in North America) or +1-818-906-8300 (International).

The Company is advised by the law firm of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones LLP, Armory Strategic Partners as the Company’s chief restructuring officer and financial advisor, and Imperial Capital as the Company’s investment banker.

ABOUT ARECONT VISION
Arecont Vision is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. The company offers two-megapixel camera families – the Mega® IP series includes Made in USA, cyber-secure MicroBullet®, MicroDome®, MegaBall®, MegaDome®, MegaVideo®, MegaView®, and SurroundVideo® models – plus the world-class Contera® IP series dome and bullets. Both camera families offer single- and multi-sensor choices that are integrated with the ConteraVMS® (video management system), ConteraWS® (web services), and the ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorder) series for traditional or cloud-based video surveillance solutions. Arecont Vision supports integration with leading 3rd party products through the MegaLab™ and via ONVIF compliance.

ABOUT TURNSPIRE CAPITAL PARTNERS
Turnspire Capital Partners invests in high-quality businesses that have reached strategic, financial or operational inflection points and stand to benefit from our hands-on, operationally focused approach. Turnspire's investment philosophy is predicated on creating value through operational improvements rather than through financial leverage. Turnspire strives to make each of its companies best-in-class in their respective industry niche, and then to grow the businesses through organic initiatives or strategic acquisitions. For additional information, please visit www.turnspirecap.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Jennifer E. Mercer
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33 Student Athletes Presented 2018 Best Teammate Award At Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

Student athletes were honored by their families, coaches and athletic directors during ceremonies at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

Student athletes from multiple high schools in Newark, New Jersey earned the Best Teammate Award

Best Teammate Award ceremonies filled the auditorium at the Yogi Berra Museum.

Recipients of the Best Teammate Award display the supportive, respectful, dedication to their team and sports that defined Yogi Berra as an athlete and person.

We are grateful and honored to recognize each exceptional teammate – student athletes who arrive early for practice, stay late and do their best both on and off the field to achieve notable goals.””

— Investors Bank President & CEO Kevin Cummings

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the sixth consecutive year, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center hosted student athletes from member schools of the Super Essex Conference along with their families and coaches for a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi a national treasure. Recipients of the Investors Bank Best Teammate Award exemplify the strength of character, sportsmanship and supportive spirit that, though often unheralded, are vital to a team’s success.

“The recipients of the Best Teammate Award display the supportive, respectful dedication to team and sport that defined Yogi Berra as an athlete and a person,” said Eve Schaenen, the Museum’s Executive Director. “The Museum is all about sustaining Yogi’s legacy and the ideals he lived by his entire life, both on and off the field. We are proud to recognize young people who are living up to the high standards he set for us all. And we’re very grateful to Investors Bank for helping make the experience possible for these exceptional student athletes.”

The winners, selected by their respective athletic departments, enjoyed a celebratory banquet before hearing from special guest speaker Holly Gera, Director of Athletics at Montclair State University (MSU). An alumna of Montclair State, Gera has been associated with the school for 26 years, including over two decades in her current position. During her tenure, Gera has been responsible for many positive developments for the Red Hawks, including the construction of MSU Soccer Park and the MSU Softball Stadium. Gera has served as the President and Past President of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators and was a member of the NCAA Division III Championships Committee from 2011 to 2015.

Gera saluted the 2018 Best Teammate Award recipients in her remarks, stating: “Best teammates keep us honest and make us appreciate everyone’s talents. Best teammates play hard but with integrity. Best teammates make all of us better.”
Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings explained his ongoing support of the event: “Each year, we look forward to meeting the outstanding student athletes that earn the Best Teammate Award by making positive and significant contributions to their teams and schools. The Bank knows the value of teamwork because our inspired employees are one of the key reasons we continue to grow, innovate, and succeed in a highly competitive marketplace. We are grateful and honored to recognize each exceptional teammate – student athletes who often arrive early for practice, stay late and do their best both on and off the field to achieve notable goals.”

The 2018 Investors Bank Best Teammate Award Recipients:

ARTS HS – MARVIN WORTHY
BARRINGER HS – TY-NAJAH PEPPERS
BELLEVILLE HS – SANTINO IMPARATO
BLOOMFIELD HS – JACKIE GIUNTA
BLOOMFIELD TECH – ELIANA RIVERA
CALDWELL HS – SHAUN RAUSCHENBERGER
CEDAR GROVE HS – ALEX LO PRESTI
CENTRAL HS – YARELIS VALENTIN
COLUMBIA HS – LAUREN YELNER
CHRIST THE KING PREP – JEAN MORA
EAST ORANGE CAMPUS – IMMYOURI ETIENNE
EAST SIDE HS – GEORGE MONTERO
GLEN RIDGE HS – MORGAN CONNAGHAN
GOLDA OCH ACADEMY – NINA ROBINS
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – ANGELO GILOT
IRVINGTON HS – NIFELLIE KNIGHTS
LIVINGSTON HS – EDWARD KASMIN
MILLBURN HS – ANTHONY PACE
MONTCLAIR HS – DANIEL BANKS
MONTCLAIR KIMBERLY ACADEMY – NICO ESPINOSA-DICE
NEWARK ACADEMY – BRADY SHEAFFER
NORTH 13TH STREET TECH – CRISTIAN DIAZ
NUTLEY HS – VICTORIA PALMIERI
ORANGE HS – KENIA LUNA
SAINT VINCENT ACADEMY – MIRANDA ALICEA
SETON HALL PREP – COLE KIRST
TECHNOLOGY HS – VICTOR DIAZ
UNIVERSITY HS – ABRIELLE SCREVEN
VERONA HS – MAGGIE KOUSOULOU
WEEQUAHIC HS – VICTORIA ROE
WEST ESSEX HS – GABRIELLA FERROVECCHIO
WEST ORANGE HS – ANANT NARAIN
WEST SIDE HS – DESTINY HAWKINS

About The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center:
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the values of perseverance, respect, sportsmanship and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse, sports-based educational exhibits and programs.

For additional information about the Museum, please visit www.yogiberramuseum.org or call 973.655.2378

About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender
Investors Bank’s website is www.myinvestorsbank.com, and the Bank can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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Scott Cooper Lists Miami, Florida as # 4 Location for Entrepreneurs

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well throughout the span of the USA and throughout the world.

However, according to business guru, Scott Cooper, Miami, Florida is becoming a bright star in the galaxy of innovation.

Scott Cooper based his decision on Miami’s diverse culture, globalization, and the influx of investors.

Diverse Culture

Miami has the eighth-largest metropolitan populous in the United States. This diversity has led to a strong support system for entrepreneurs; especially minority entrepreneurs.

In fact, Karla McDougall, of Expert Market ranked Miami second in her list of top cities for minority entrepreneurs.

Second, to Houston, Texas, the list considered startup density, the rate of new entrepreneurs, and economic opportunities for minorities.

“Miami is an emerging ecosystem, so we are building it,” Carolina Pina, Director of Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab said. “That’s the exciting part! Your contribution has tangible results.”

Globalization

Globalization has made the world a smaller place than anyone could’ve imagined, even a decade ago.

While globalization has expanded the opportunities for many small businesses, it has hindered the growth of some. This advancement has changed the core of the entrepreneurial world.
Businesses can no longer run successfully and at their fullest capacity without branching out to other parts of the world.

Most entrepreneurs throughout the country know this. Yet, the location of their business sometimes makes globalization difficult; if not impossible.

This is not the case for Miami. Considering the diverse culture that is already present in Miami, it was primed for globalization long ago.

Plus, the presence of the Miami International Airport makes flying anywhere in the world an easier feat for Miami entrepreneurs.

Therefore, Miami’s globalization game and the subsequent opportunities are right on point.

Influx of Investors

It’s highly unlikely to start a business without investors.

Fortunately, the influx of investors which is another reason why Scott Cooper listed Miami as the fourth-best location for entrepreneurs.

The Miami Herald reported that in the first quarter of 2017 there was $244.19 million spent on venture capital in the city.

The rate of successful businesses throughout Miami is rising substantially and that is due, largely to the investors.

The investors that are looking to Miami’s best and brightest entrepreneurs are as diverse as the businesses they bankroll. Therefore, there’s a lot of potential for discovering an investor with a shared vision of success.

In summation, there are many benefits to becoming a Miami entrepreneur and Scott Cooper knows what to look for. Cooper is proud of what his hometown has accomplished, and he looks forward to watching Miami’s continue to rise.

Like the promise of a hot summer sun, Miami’s entrepreneurial future is looking bright!

To learn more about Scott Cooper in Miami, Florida, you can find out more here.

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Scott Cooper Lists Miami as the #3 Location for Business Investors!

Investors are flocking to Miami and prospective startups are taking notice.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acclaimed business guru, Scott Cooper has hailed his home city, Miami as the number #3 location for business investors.

Although, with the nice weather, the positive investor climate, and the influx of successful startups, it’s not surprising. According to Cooper, the star-child of the Sunshine State is no longer just a place for snowbirds and tourists.

Nice Weather

Warm sand, gorgeous beaches, and tropical weather all year ‘round is reason enough for investors to flock to Miami.

It’s no secret that it’s easier to contemplate an investment opportunity over lunch in a cabana.
Yet, according to the Huffington Post, there’s research that shows spending time in nicer weather will help boost mood and lower stress. Citing a 2014 study by the University of Michigan, the article revealed that going outside also helps clear the mind.

For investors, having a good mood and a clear mind are perfect traits for contemplating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Scott Cooper’s ranking would suggest that investors have agreed that Miami is a premier spot for making a deal.

Positive Investor Environment

The Miami Herald released an article that showcased the levels of venture capital within the booming startup beaches of Miami. There was $244.19 million spent on venture capital the first quarter of 2017, alone. That is 0.8 percent of the US total.

That kind of money, within the first three months of the year, is an awesome feat. These numbers speak directly to the positive investor environment.

With the changing tides of public and entrepreneurial opinion toward Miami, there is a substantial upswing of investors.

This could be because Miami was ranked first in a 2016 study for new startup activities.

However, news stories and statistics only cover the stories. The startups are the entrepreneurs who are making those stories.

The Influx of Successful Startups

There are many tech startups flourishing through Miami. After all, tech is the most prominent commerce in terms of startups, worldwide. Yet, that is not the only startup in town. Miami investors are backing a much less recognized industry.

The medical field is arguably a more prominent field than tech, considering the medical field saves lives. Technological advances are constantly showing the healthcare startups up, though.

Yet, in Miami, the medical field startups are working hard to cure ailments and innovate healthcare.

Plus, with the University of Miami opening up the Life Science & Technology Park, medical entrepreneurs have many resources.

The Miller School of Medicine located in UM has already become esteemed for its research.
Although, the addition of the park is an encouragement of innovation that helps boost the confidence of Miami investors.

In summation, according to Scott Cooper, Miami is turning into less of a tourist attraction and more into a sustainable, economic enterprise.

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Israel Tennis Centers Foundation team kicks-off the Summer season with a US exhibition tour

ITC Summer 2018 Team

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team will be swinging back to the US with a Summer exhibition tour of the East Coast from May 30th through June 11th.

We are thrilled to provide our children with this tremendous growth opportunity, to travel to the US, play in these great tennis communities and serve as ambassadors for Israel abroad”

— Joyce Pernin, President, Israel Tennis Centers Foundation.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was announced today that the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team will be swinging back to the US with an early Summer exhibition tour of the East Coast.

“When we opened our first center in 1976, no one could have dreamed how much our work has transformed the lives of so many Israeli children, preparing them for life” said ITC Founder Bill Lippy. “And to see how the organization has grown from a single center to 14 locations, strategically built in underprivileged communities throughout Israel, is gratifying beyond belief.”

Today in Israel, over 1/3 of the children live below or near the poverty line.

For over 40 years, Israel Tennis Centers Foundation, has been dedicated to helping Israeli children of all backgrounds to coexist in a safe environment while learning invaluable life skills through the sport of tennis. The goal has always been to positively impact the young people in Israel and create lasting peace in one of the most turbulent areas in the world. “Through the skills learned on the court, we teach our children inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring," states Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development. "We believe that this will set them on the path to a brighter and more successful future."

On Wednesday, May 30th, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation junior team will arrive in New York from Tel Aviv. The first exhibition and fundraiser will take place in Brooklyn, NY at Matchpoint Tennis on Thursday, May 31st. The team will then travel around the NY Metro area, making stops in the Bronx, Westchester and northern New Jersey. From there, they will head south and wrap up in Atlanta. The team will be in the US from May 30th through June 11th, when they head back to Israel.

The tour schedule includes the following exhibitions and events:
Brooklyn, NY – MatchPoint Tennis – Thursday, May 31st
Riverdale, NY – Riverdale Tennis Center – Friday, June 1st
Short Hills, NJ – Private Home – Friday, June 8th
Atlanta, GA – Dunwoody Country Club – Sunday, June 10th

The team includes a diverse group of Israeli junior tennis players and their coach representing various Israel Tennis Centers. During their US appearances, in addition to playing tennis, they will share their personal stories about what the ITC has meant to them, their families and the communities in which they live.

For these children, and 20,000 others every year, the ITC is a safe and nurturing environment where they learn vital life skills and values through the sport of tennis. On any given day, ITC provides a supportive community that fosters physical and mental well-being as well tutoring and healthy meals.

The focus of ITC is on changing children’s lives every day, so they can become better human beings. Through its social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk; immigrants from countries around the globe like Ethiopia and Russia; Children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome, as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities. The ITC also recognizes the ability of tennis to bring together children from different religions as seen in its highly successful Coexistence Program.

“We are thrilled to provide our children with this tremendous growth opportunity, to travel to the US, play in these great tennis communities and serve as ambassadors for Israel abroad,” states Joyce Pernin, President, Israel Tennis Centers Foundation. “It is phenomenal to witness these children learning so much by having this unique experience to meet some of the wonderful people who support them. Children from the US benefit as well by connecting with and getting to know Israelis their own age, from different cultures and developing friendships.”

For information or to attend these exhibitions and events, please go to: www.israeltenniscenters.org or contact Yoni Yair, VP of Development at 954-480-6333 or yyair@israeltenniscenters.org. All those interested in attending the events must register in advance. Tax deductible contributions are appreciated either online or on site.

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About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 500,00 children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South. http://www.israeltenniscenters.org.

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation
57 W. 38th St, Suite 605
New York, New York 10018
(212) 784-9200

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Typical Student.org: Use Student Resources Effectively

The variety of student resources now meets competition from an educational portal Typical Student.

PLANTATION, FLORIDA, USA, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Typical Student is rich in every possible material a student may need. The variety of categories is meant to help young people with any education-related issue that may appear during their studies.

The education world is full of milestones that everyone has to overcome to move forward as the progress is the most important part of learning. No one can deal with all issues by themselves, so Typical Student is there to help you. It provides something that most education blogs lack—questions and answers. QandA community is always ready to help students and it shares its knowledge gladly. There, education experts are mixed with students to give you the full view on your problem. The benefits of such cooperation are countless. The more opinions a student gets, the deeper is their understanding of a problem.

The Q&A category is already full of questions that create a rich foundation for the initial search. Every user can add their own question and receive an answer in a short time. The selection of hot topics aids the people who are new to the website.

Ed forums often lack an entertaining part of the content. QandA, in its turn, offers a piece of fun shown by numerous quizzes published on the website. They are connected to education but are presented in an entertaining way.
Typical Student also contains quizzes and showcases a different set of tests. They follow the same rule as the first bunch of quizzes—educational yet entertaining.

This education portal is full of news about the student life, the world of business and finances, politics, entertainment, and so on—a well-rounded student has to follow the news of all spheres. No need to go elsewhere to find out what is happening in the world when you can visit Typical Student. Every day, the feed is enriched by hot stories about the most influential people and the crucial news about education.

An important feature for any student is a financial advisor that has the most useful tips for saving money and effectively using them. Student loans require special attention that many students can get only on the Internet. Typical Student is glad to offer such help.

Amidst the diverse articles on this portal, students can find information about choosing the first careers and what to expect from it. Detailed reviews are meant to inform about all the perks of specific jobs.

However, there is still one more part of the website that cannot be left without attention. The tools kit contains three links to the places meant to help the studying process. Papers and essays are tricky in college. There are many edu blogs highlighting the right ways how to deal with them. Yet, these three tools can eliminate the burden immediately.

Welcome to Typical Student, a source any student needs.

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Maypole tree, Christmas tree, every Child's dream: First Mountable Tree For Children

COMO new trees and animals for our children

COMO(R) new trees and animals for our children

With the Kickstarter campaign of the German Spartas UG parents and grandmas may get one of the exclusive COMO®-Block-Sets and support this company by May 29th

My first son and I had the idea to invent a brick that has six sides for building on. My second son already used the new COMO(R) blocks for building models inspired by famous movies.”

— founder and CEO Frank Karl

MUNICH, BAVARIA, GERMANY, May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Spartas UG is the first toy brick producer which brings a mountable and demountable tree into the brick market. The best thing is: new bricks/blocks of ideas enable the kids to build on onto six sides opening all new possibilities and enable them to realistically build needle trees, leaf trees or even Christmas trees. With the current Kickstarter campaign parents, grandpas, grandmas and nursery teachers may get one of the exclusive COMO®-Block-Sets and support this innovative company at the same time.

The innovative tree set by COMO® enables children to build a realistic copy of needle trees and leaf trees

With its COMO®-blocks the company Spartas UG revolutionizes the traditional brick world. For the first time it is possible to build movable animals using standard blocks. In addition there are new bricks of ideas having six(!) sides for building on in contrast to the just two sides of the old blocks. This opens up room for amazing building fun never seen before. With the "silver" Nature-Set children may build many different trees, plants, flowers and animals which they have seen while playing in the woods before.

Emotional contact to nature is very important for children. Children see different kinds of trees in the woods and have a wonderful time using all of their senses. The COMO® Set "Tree" supports learning in a playful way and promotes the creativity of children by giving them new possibilities for building at the same time. Using the new COMO® blocks of ideas children can build on onto six sides. This enables them to build easily and realistically copies of trees and other plants as well as of green animals such as frogs, dinosaurs, birds or lizards. The COMO® Set "Tree" also includes colorful bricks which the kids may use to decorate their own Christmas tree at Christmas time.

Here parents, grandpas, grandmas and nursery teachers have the possibility to get to know more about two of the COMO®-packets. They may fast and easily subscribe to Kickstarter to get one of the innovative COMO®-packets by 29th of May.

They can find further news about Spartas UG and the innovative COMO®-blocks here on our blog.

Frank Karl
Spartas UG
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COMO not only six sides to build on but also movable models from standard bricks for the first time.


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Atrial Fibrillation Patients Diagnosed with Carotid Artery Disease Face Increased Risk of Dementia, Study Finds

Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia.”

— Victoria Jacobs, PhD, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

SALT LAKE CITY , UT, USA , May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Blockages in the carotid artery, which gradually build up as people age, restrict blood flow to the brain. The new study shows that a combination of the two diseases and the resulting impact on blood flow significantly increases a patient’s chances of developing dementia.

Prior research has shown the abnormal heart rhythms of atrial fibrillation produce inconsistent blood flow to the brain, which contributes to the onset of dementia or a decrease in cognitive function. Risk factors are similar for atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease and include age, weight, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Smoking can also increase risk.

“Our team of researchers has been studying links between atrial fibrillation and dementia. This new data stresses the continued need for physicians to monitor and screen patients for both carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation, especially patients who have risk factors of either disease, said Victoria Jacobs, PhD, a clinical researcher with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.”

Results of the study were presented this month during the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.

More than 200,000 new patients are diagnosed each year with carotid artery disease, which is caused by plaque building up in the artery that leads from the brain to the heart. However, the disease is usually asymptomatic until the patient has a stroke. The largest age group of people affected are those over 60.

Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world, affects more than 2.7 million American adults. The abnormal heart rhythm causes blood to pool and clot in the heart, and when those blood clots break free, they can cause a stroke.

Researchers examined 6,786 patients with carotid artery disease with no history of dementia, and compared those in the group diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to those with no diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

The average age of the patients was 71.6 years old and 55.6 percent of them were male. Twenty one percent of them had atrial fibrillation.

How can study results help providers and patients reduce the onset of dementia? Dr. Jacobs says early awareness and recognition are key.

“Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia,” said Dr. Jacobs. “Physicians should be discussing the treatment options with patients who are at risk to help educate them about what they can do to live the healthiest life possible. Patients should be engaged in their own healthcare, knowledgeable about their risks, and active in maintaining healthy lifestyles. Neither disease should be accepted passively, because both are treatable, and treatment is especially important given the benefit of helping to prevent or postpone dementia.”

Researchers will continue to analyze the data to compare it among different groups to see what patterns may exist in identifying a patient’s risk of developing dementia.

Members of the research team include: Kevin G. Graves, MHI; Heidi T. May, PhD; Victoria Jacobs, PhD; Tami L. Bair; Brian G. Crandall, MD; Michael J. Cutler, DO, PhD; Charles Mallender, MD; Jeffrey S. Osborn, MD; Peter Weiss, MD; John D. Day, MD; T. Jared Bunch, MD.

Intermountain Medical Center is the flagship facility for the Intermountain Healthcare system, which is based in Salt Lake City.

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Jess Gomez
Intermountain Medical Center
801-507-7455
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