“KLC”-A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IN 2021. Celebrity Therapist, Melody Anderson, Shares Guide For Affirmative Actions

Melody Anderson. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

"Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression."- Melody J. Anderson

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “You better not look down, if you want to keep on flying. Put your hammer down, keep it full speed ahead.”-B.B. King, “Better Not Look Down.”

B.B. King’s lyrics remind me that every New Year, or even every New Day, we can either focus our energies on creating better lives or “look down,” at all that is wrong and become stagnant. With the chaos of 2020 and the disruptive start to 2021, my goal is to help my Clients “Keep on flying.”

Clients tell me how overwhelmed they are by what they see, hear, and read in the media. First, STOP listening, reading, and watching the news throughout the day. Constant exposure to negative information leads to feelings of hopelessness. Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression. Here are some helpful Affirmative Actions I have shared with my clients and in the media:

1. We can reset our emotions by writing “5 Gratitudes” down each day, even if we just acknowledge we have ten toes! Set Affirmations, not Resolutions. Resolutions add pressure during these stressful times. Use your Affirmations to identify your better qualities, nature’s beauty, and the best in loved ones. The Affirmative Actions of “KLC”- Kindness, Love, and Compassion-give us our road map.

2. Smile. This may sound trite, but scientists measured that the “feel good” hormones secreted in our brains increase with just a gentle, facial smile, even if hidden by your mask. Smiling eyes lessen aggressiveness in others.

3. Notice where your feet are in this moment, so you can be aware of anyone around you who may need your support. “KLC,” keeps you focused in the present and not in your head, which can be clogged with obsessions and resentments from the past, or fears for the future.

4. Forgive past slights, as it releases us from being in bondage to the very person who hurt us. But remember, forgiveness frees up space in your brain and is not about excusing bad behavior. As B.B. sang, when we “Put the hammer down,” we move forward, towards a positive future. If you are interested in working with me to make your 2021 is a year of growth, or want me to speak to your organization, please check out my website: (www.counselingbymelody.com) and call me at (310)-285-9410.

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Melody J. Anderson, LCSW, has a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood, LA, and New York City. She works with couples, individuals, adolescents, and families who face: anxiety, relational conflict, depression, trauma, addiction, impulse control, step-family issues, child-rearing, couple disputes, how to live with an addict, 12-Step Programs; life transitions, career concerns, life-coaching, and grief. Ms. Anderson is also a Licensed California Reverend, offering pre-marital counseling and wedding services. She also offers marital guidance for couples in recovery. Skype and Zoom sessions are also available.

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NOAA Declares 2020 the Second Hottest Year on Record, a Very Close Second

Carbon dioxide concentrations (dashed blue line) have increased steadily while annual average temperature anomalies (black line) changed very little from 1950 to 1970 and from 1998 to 2014 (red line).

Carbon dioxide concentrations (dashed blue line) have increased steadily while annual average temperature anomalies (black line) changed very little from 1950 to 1970 and from 1998 to 2014 (red line).

Global warming from 1970 to 1998 is closely associated with ozone depletion caused by increases in tropospheric chlorine from CFCs.

Global warming from 1970 to 1998 is closely associated with ozone depletion caused by increases in tropospheric chlorine from CFCs.

If ozone depletion is the cause of observed warming, then global temperatures should decrease slowly as the ozone layer recovers (green line). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts major warming in the future based on greenhouse-warming theory.

If ozone depletion is the cause of observed warming, then global temperatures should decrease slowly as the ozone layer recovers (green line). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts major warming in the future based on greenhouse-warming theory.

This observation documents global warming but suggests that increases in greenhouse-gas emissions may not be the best explanation

Don’t you think my fellow scientists need to look at these very clear data carefully before we waste tens of trillions of dollars trying to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions?”

— Dr. Peter L. Ward

JACKSON, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Detailed changes in global temperature trends since 1950 show a remarkably close correlation with changes in the ozone layer” according to Dr. Peter L. Ward, a geophysicist who worked 27 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Ward was a leader in establishing a major national research program. He has testified before Congress, chaired a committee at the White House, worked on a committee for vice-president Gore, published many scientific papers, and received two national awards for educating the public about science.

“What is surprising,” according to Ward, “is that greenhouse-warming theory cannot explain these sudden changes in global temperature without a great deal of arm waving. Furthermore, no scientist has ever shown in the laboratory that increases in greenhouse-gas concentrations can actually cause warming of Earth’s surface.”

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased every year since 1950 at ever-increasing rates. Average global surface temperatures, on the other hand, have changed much more irregularly.

All four major analyses of global temperatures by NASA, NOAA, the United Kingdom’s Met Office, and Berkeley Earth show that temperatures remained relatively constant from 1950 to 1970, rose suddenly from 1970 to 1998, remained relatively constant from 1998 to 2014, rose very rapidly from 2014 to 2016, decreased substantially in 2018 but rose again in 2019 and 2020. Each of these sudden changes in temperature correlates quite closely with sudden changes in the thickness of the ozone layer.

The ozone layer, 9 to 22 miles above Earth, absorbs nearly all ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from Sun, protecting life on Earth from this high-energy radiation that causes sunburn, skin cancer, cataracts, and mutations.

“What is critically important,” Ward explains, “is that when a molecule of ozone absorbs ultraviolet-B radiation, the molecule is dissociated—it comes apart. The molecular pieces fly away from each other at high velocity, much like the ends of a snapped rubber band. Dissociation converts molecular bond energy holding the molecule together directly and completely into linear velocity, which is directly proportional to air temperature, warming the ozone layer. The molecular pieces can then recombine, so that dissociation will continue as long as UV-B radiation is available.”

A depleted ozone layer absorbs less UV-B, growing cooler as observed. More UV-B is then measured to reach Earth where it dissociates ground level ozone pollution, warming Earth’s surface. Warming since 1970 was nearly twice as much in the northern hemisphere, home to 90% of humanity and, therefore, home to most ground-level ozone pollution. Warming since 1970 was greatest on the Antarctic Peninsula, where ozone depletion was greatest.

UV-B radiation penetrates oceans more than a hundred feet, raising ocean heat content very efficiently since 1970, an observation that greenhouse-warming theory cannot explain.

Around 1970, ozone depletion began to increase especially above Antarctica, forming the Antarctic ozone hole in mid to late winter. The greatest depletion of ozone over Antarctica occurred in 1998.

During the 1960s, chemical companies manufactured chlorofluorocarbon gases (CFCs) for use as spray-can propellants, refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, and solvents. CFCs were safer to use than alternatives because they were unusually inert.

In 1974, scientists discovered that CFCs in the stratosphere can be broken down by solar ultraviolet radiation, releasing atoms of chlorine. One atom of chlorine can destroy 100,000 molecules of ozone. Their work earned earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995.

In 1985, with discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists and political leaders moved quickly to pass the United Nations Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took effect in 1989, severely limiting manufacturing of CFCs. By 1993, concentrations of CFCs in the atmosphere stopped increasing. By 1995, global average ozone depletion stopped increasing. By 1998, global average temperatures stopped increasing.

Humans had caused global warming beginning around 1970 by manufacturing CFCs. Humans had stopped the increase in global warming by passing the Montreal Protocol.

In 2014, the volcano Bárðarbunga in central Iceland began erupting basaltic lava flows, covering an area of 33 square miles within six months, the largest basaltic eruption since 1784. Average global temperatures began rising at five-times the rate observed between 1970 and 1998, reaching a maximum in 2016.

Temperatures increased by volcanic eruptions normally recover within a few years. Temperatures cooled until 2018 when Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted basaltic lava flows from the lower East Rift. These lava flows were much more extensive than typical in Hawaii, covering 39 square miles of land in three months. The rate of lava extrusion was nearly the same as for Bárðarbunga, but the eruption lasted half as long. Average global temperatures began rising again, causing 2020 to be nearly as warm as 2016.

Basaltic lavas contain exceptionally large amounts of chlorine and bromine gases. It only takes a small amount of these gases to reach the lower stratosphere to deplete the ozone layer. Ozone depletion is observed following most volcanic eruptions, peaking two years after the eruption stops.

Explosive volcanic eruptions cause ozone depletion but also eject water vapor and sulfur dioxide into the lower stratosphere forming an aerosol or mist that reflects and disperses sunlight, causing net global cooling for two to four years. Climate is warmed by basaltic lava flows and cooled by explosive eruptions.

Throughout Earth history, major, sudden global warming is contemporaneous with major basaltic lava flows—the larger the flow, the greater the warming.

It is the Bárðarbunga eruption in Iceland in 2014 that appears to have caused 2016 to be the hottest year on record. It was the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii during 2018 that appears to have caused 2020 to be nearly as hot.

If ozone depletion is the major cause of global warming, global temperatures are expected to decrease slowly throughout this century. Major warming predicted by computer climate models based on greenhouse-warming theory will not and cannot occur.

“Don’t you think my fellow scientists need to look at these very clear data carefully before we waste tens of trillions of dollars trying to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions?”

More information is available at WhyClimateChanges.com.

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PAINTED PINNIPEDS PREVAIL PANDEMIC

San Francisco Celebrates Sea Lion Day!

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An year ago, thirty hand-painted sea lion statues made their debut along the San Francisco waterfront as part of the Aquarium of the Bay’s Sea Lions In San Francisco Program, marking their 30 years on PIER 39.

“Aquarium of the Bay’s Sea Lions in San Francisco is the largest public STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program in California, an initiative that promotes the convergence of science and art in education” said George Jacob, President & CEO of Aquarium of the Bay who envisioned this project in 2018. “Each statue has a QR code that reads the artists statement and the environmental message that calls for protecting and conserving the marine bio-diversity in the San Francisco Bay”. Mayor London Breed launched the event on January 16, 2020 proclaiming it the Sea Lion Day in San Francisco! Illustrated by Bay Area artists and selected by a jury drawn from SF Environment, Pier 39, Aquarium of the Bay and Golden Gates Parks Conservancy, each six-foot-tall fiberglass statue serves as a life-sized reminder of the sea lion takeover that occurred just after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The embedded Vutag multi-lingual messages warn of the hazards threatening the habitat of the now-endangered marine mammals, from ocean acidification, sea faring vessels, fishing nets, micro-plastics and PCB pollution, to name a few.

Each sea lion statue commemorating each year of their presence on the pier marking the path for a touristy, albeit educational jaunt through San Francisco. Every sculpture tells a unique story. One sea lion, covered in swirling anchovies and octopus tentacles, represents the animal’s favorite snacks. Doodled with San Francisco landmarks, another depicts a tour of the city. Another sea lion, adorned with California poppies and Franciscan wallflowers, honors the wildlife native to the Bay Area, sending a broader message about the importance of local conservation and sustainability. Mottled in a blue terrazzo pattern, a closer look at artist Lisa Long’s statue reveals surfers swimming in a sea of plastic. Yi Len Pei’s design reflects a surprising encounter she had with a little boy on Monterey Beach, who picked up garbage that had washed ashore as he played in the sand. "Such an innocent moment is exactly what I am trying to capture in this work — that conservation and fun can co-exist," wrote Pei.

"The Port is proud to host the sea lion installation all along the waterfront," said Elaine Forbes, the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco. "We love seeing the majestic marine mammals in the water and are looking forward to seeing the artistic renderings dot the waterfront."

Aquarium of the Bay’s Sea Lions in San Francisco will remain along the San Francisco Waterfront and at Aquarium of the Bay for a very limited amount of time but there is a new way to see the statues via a GoCar San Francisco Tour available www.aquariumofthebay.org. With thousands of school children turning in mini painted sealions, the project has gained attention across the United States and overseas.

From water-bottles, hoodies, ball-caps to jackets and designer Sea Lion Face Masks, visit the Aquarium’s Eco-Store!

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Ben Corpus, Higher Education Executive and Consultant, Believes Change is Here: The Need for Income Sharing Agreements

Ben Corpus, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, shares insight into alternatives to student loans for higher education funding.

LAKELAND, FL, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With $1.6 trillion in student debt, rising college costs, and the demand for an increasingly tech-savvy workforce, we must change how we support student access through affordable options to four-year colleges.

Dr. Ben Corpus, a higher education executive with more than 24 years of proven experience in several unique colleges and universities, believes an idea hatched by Nobel-Prize winning economist Milton Friedman over 50 years ago could be the answer. When Friedman initially proposed income-sharing agreements or ISAs, the average tuition at a public college was $1,850 for the year. Only half of the high school graduates went on to college, and graduates fed an economy far less dependent on bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

What is an Income-sharing Agreement?

Instead of taking on a traditional loan to pay for a college education, students pledge to give a portion of their income after they graduate to a funder to cover the cost. Today about 40 schools offer ISAs, with estimates they will increase to about 100 in the coming year.

A standard example of an ISA can be found at the University of Utah. Students borrow up to $10,000, and the amount they must pay back is topped at twice the amount the student was provided to pay for college. Once the student graduates, if they have a job with an income of $20,000 a year or more, they pay 2.85% of their income for up to about 11 years – depending on their major and how much is used from an ISA. It is required that students meet with financial aid staff with experience and expertise within the ISA program, which assures students understand the terms of the ISA, and that the student has taken advantage of existing aid they may already be eligible for. The University of Utah ISA program is supported with a combination of philanthropy and investments from family foundations.

Some characterize ISAs as an alternative to a student loan; however, that is the wrong analogy for many reasons. These new financial aid structures should be viewed as leverage from their future earnings potential, given the talent they showed to gain admission and progress through a college curriculum. ISAs are more like a tax bestowed only once they earned the benefit of employment.

Critiques Must Improve, Not Stop Alternatives to Affordability

Critics of ISAs are concerned that they will focus more on creating an attractive product for investors instead of focusing on helping students afford college. While this may be a real concern, where was this argument on the run-a-way Student Loan train? We must realize that public-private partnerships have advanced higher education more in the past 30 years than our reliance on state or federal support over the same period. For example, Pell grants no longer have the spending power they once did. In the 1980s, a Pell Grant covered more than 50% of attending a public bachelor’s degree college; as of 2019-20, a Pell Grant covers only 28% of the cost to enroll. State funding has tanked as well. In 1990, state per student funding was almost 140% more than that of the federal government. As of 2015, it was only 12% above the federal level. ISAs, therefore, should continue to proliferate, although we must be thoughtful of the concerns of critics.

However, if there is one thing we know about non-profit higher ed, is that it is highly regulated. It is well-armed with policies and guardrails that protect students. College staff and administrations are well trained to support the voluminous regulations and laws that prevent colleges from harming students and can do the same in the roll-out of ISAs. We must be deliberate in our design to ensure mandatory and transparent consumer information that outlines every component of the program before students and families are allowed to sign-up.

ISAs Increase Accessibility and Affordability

College, state, and federal regulations are beginning to respond to concerns so that ISAs can move forward. For example, bipartisan policymakers submitted a bill to regulate ISAs in 2019. The language caps the legal percentage of income a funder can collect at 20% and the maximum repayment period at 30 years. Furthermore, it would assure that ISAs are dischargeable in bankruptcy, which is not the same for student loans.

Employers are desperate for tech workers here in Florida, for example, as the population is growing faster than most states. There is a shortage of 55,000 unfilled STEM jobs, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Suppose we can reduce financial anxiety for students through ISAs, while also potentially giving them more time to study than working multiple jobs to pay for college costs. In that case, we will improve their chances of graduating on time, in less debt, and gaining high-wage, high demand jobs in Florida.

While we must shake the comfort of today’s structures to change the outcomes that lead to educational disparities or unfilled jobs, we have to have the courage to scale unique approaches, assess results, and adapt: collaboratively and continuously. The status quo cannot limit economic innovations that can significantly improve access and affordability to higher education. We're limited not by what can be done but only by what we are willing to do. Now is the time to carefully scale income sharing agreements for high-demand majors in both public and private institutions.

About Ben Corpus
Ben Corpus is a higher education executive and consultant with more than 20 years of proven admissions, financial aid, strategic planning, diversity, and student affairs experience. Currently, Dr. Corpus is the Vice Provost for Enrollment at Florida Polytechnic University, Florida’s most selective public STEM university. He was also Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Texas at Austin, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at Baruch College, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Hostos Community College, and Chief of Staff to the President at Plattsburgh State University.

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Russell Jack, Founder of Southland Yoga Training, Comments on The Future of At-Home Fitness in New Zealand

Russell Jack, a Southland-based yoga teacher, comments on the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the fitness industry in New Zealand.

INVERCARGILL, SOUTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the coronavirus leaves gyms’ doors closed, people are changing the way they are approaching fitness.

The latest Habits for Healthy Living report reflects that 91 percent of New Zealanders find at-home workouts more beneficial than going to the gym. As more New Zealand residents are favoring at-home exercise avenues, gym owners are left to wonder what their futures will hold.

“It is interesting to see how dumbbells disappear from the supermarket’s shelves as soon as the store opens in the morning. I’ve had some people tell me they had to wait in the line at seven in the morning to get into the store first; otherwise, the most popular 10, 15, and 20 lb weights would be gone,” mentions Russell.

Russell Herbert Jack, Southland Yoga Training founder, is originally from Invercargill, New Zealand. Russell specializes in Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong, and guided meditations. Vinyasa yoga or flow yoga heightens consciousness by moving from one position to another seamlessly, using breath. As an entrepreneur in the fitness industry, the yoga expert sees first hand the effects coronavirus is having on the future of fitness.

“Luckily, there is more to at-home fitness than weight lifting. Bodyweight training provides a variety of exercises for all age groups and fitness levels. I am a huge proponent of yoga and endurance training,” says Russell.

Working out at home has the benefits of social distancing and safety, the freedom to work out alone rather than with other people, saving money and more flexible scheduling around work and personal calendars.

However, while some people are waiting in lines to get at-home workout equipment, others simply gave up on their health goals after the gyms closed.

Studies show that anxiety and stress can be the leading cause of breaking established healthy habits. This domino effect leads to skipping exercise routines and not sleeping soundly. The idea of a gym for some people is a more straightforward concept to digest than finding the motivation to work out at home. For many people, the gym is an escape from home and work stresses.

Yoga has also become a popular choice for New Zealand residents to try in the comfort of their homes, which benefits yoga programs and teachers who have adapted to the change through technology. Other gyms are holding online classes or posting exercise videos for their members.

“Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, our already fast-paced and stress-inducing society is experiencing more anxiety and stress, and social distancing orders are keeping gyms closed. Stress and anxiety are key reasons why people ignore addressing their health. Still, luckily, more and more people in New Zealand are choosing at-home fitness thanks to all of the digital tools available to adapt to the change,” concluded Russell Jack, Southland yoga specialist.

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Five Towns College Music Division Prepares Students to be Music Educators and Performers

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Music Student Collaboration

Music Student Collaboration

The Music Performance and Education programs at Five Towns College continue to prepare collaborative, reflective, music educators and talented performers.

DIX HILLS, NY, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Five Towns College Music Performance and Music Teacher Education Divisions experienced something different during the Fall 2020 semester.  Due to the pandemic, several ensembles could not perform together live. Nonetheless, this did not stop the creative efforts of the Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz ensembles.  In fact, four performance videos were done remotely by the students and produced into "quarantine" videos.  

FTC senior, Will Nannery, a Music Education major and Professor Eric Miller were both featured on trombone in the Jazz Orchestra selections that included  "Armandos Rhumba," by Chick Corea. Angelina Falino, a junior Music Performance major, was featured in "Paper Moon".

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble produced two virtual choir numbers during the Fall semester-one for the holidays, “Ill Be Home for Christmas” by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent and the other-"The World Keeps You Waiting” by Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge. The latter featured doctoral student Glenn Chiarello on drums, graduate student Felipe Rondon on saxophone, and senior Joe DiStefano, on Scat Solo.   

Another interesting accomplishment from the Music Division, a senior pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Teacher Education, Jonathan Flores, successfully completed his student teaching in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania this past fall semester. He represented the College at the NYSSMA Conference in December as part of NYSSMA – Collegiate Session on Student Teaching. Furthermore, the Music Teacher Education Division is proud to share that several students are prepared to begin their student teaching experience this Spring in the Lindenhurst, East Meadow, Comsewogue, and Uniondale school districts right here on Long Island.

More news includes that educators Michael Canipe, and Christopher Wink have joined the Music Education faculty. Michael is a Trombonist and comes with many years of experience as the Fine Arts Director at Deer Park and South Huntington Schools. He will assist in supervising student teachers in the field. Christopher, also a brass player, is currently a Band Director at North Babylon Schools. He will be teaching a Brass Methods course. 
 
The College’s NYSSMA Collegiate Chapter stayed active during the Fall semester with virtual activities, meetings, and a theme of delivering a culturally responsive education. Guest presenters included FTC Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Studies, Dr. David Gomez, and Anthony Romeo, the Fine Arts Director and Band Teacher at Seaford High School. The Chapter looks forward to more meetings with guest teachers from around Long Island.

Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Further, its Music Teacher Education Division is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org, now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Read more about that program by going to https://www.ftc.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/music-education/.

Fall 2021 applicants who apply and submit all required documents by March 1, 2021 will receive an admissions decision within 30 days. If accepted, these applicants will be entitled to a one-time Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) of $1,000. To receive this EAIG, students must indicate that they are committed to the College by submitting an enrollment deposit of $200 in the following 30-day period.
For those starting college this Fall 2021, there is still time to apply. Contact admissions@ftc.edu or call (631) 656-2110 or go to https://www.ftc.edu/request-more-information/ to learn more.

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Five Towns College Sound Athletics Makes Incredible Moves!

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Five Towns College celebrates the growth of the Sound Athletics program.

DIX HILLS, NY, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the 2021-2022 season, Five Towns College Sound Athletics Director Matt Guercio has announced that Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will begin competing as a varsity sport. The teams will compete in the Fall 2021 in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). With the addition of Cross Country to the Sound’s line-up, Five Towns College has now moved up the number of varsity sports to nine. 

Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Cross Country teams is Leonora Petrina. Petrina earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Stony Brook University and is currently the Varsity Girl’s Track Coach at Half Hollow Hills High School West, as well as the Varsity Assistant Field Hockey Coach. She will help the team move to success in the upcoming season!

Additionally, the Sound Athletics program named Carlos Barros as the Goalkeeper Coach for the Men's Soccer team. Barros has played varsity soccer at Mineola High School and at the collegiate level at Molloy College helping both teams to win championship competitions and conferences through the years.

Last, but certainly, not least, the Five Towns College Sound has launched an Esports Program with Head Coach Thomas O’Keefe. “Thomas has a wide variety of experience and a detailed approach to competitive gaming,” said Athletic Director Matt Guercio. “I know he will be an outstanding role model for our student-athletes. I look forward to watching him take this sport to new heights under his leadership.” The Sound Esports team is scheduled to compete in the East Coast Conference (ECC) in the Spring 2021 semester. Currently, Five Towns College will compete in the following games hosted by the ECC, with the potential to add more game titles in the future: Overwatch, Valorant, Rocket League and League of Legends. Adding to the excitement, HyperX was named as the Sound Athletic program’s Official Gaming Peripheral Partner.

Five Towns College looks forward to the many student-athletes who have joined the institution. In addition to Cross Country and Esports, Sound Athletics has Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball. While Five Towns College student-athletes tend to enroll in the Business, Mass Communication and Interactive Computer Graphics programs, they join a campus that is typically abuzz with campus events and interesting activities. At Five Towns College, students have the best of all worlds-a suburban, congenial campus with a stellar faculty, first hand experiences that encourage learning, professional participation, dedicated advisors, and a mission driven by creativity all close to New York City.

Fall 2021 applicants who submit all required documents by March 1, 2021 will receive an admissions decision within 30 days. If accepted, these applicants will be entitled to a one-time Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) of $1,000. To receive this EAIG, students must indicate that they are committed to the College by submitting an enrollment deposit of $200 in the following 30-day period.

For those starting college this Fall 2021, there is still time to apply. Contact admissions@ftc.edu or call (631) 656-2110 or go to https://www.ftc.edu/request-more-information/ to learn more. We look forward to moving you forward to a successful college experience!

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MakerBot ofrece tres nuevos materiales compuestos ABS de Kimya para las Impresoras 3D Method

Usualmente los materiales compuestos son altamente demandados debido a sus propiedades mecánicas únicas y la posibilidad de ser utilizados para una amplia variedad de aplicaciones de fabricación,”

— Johan-Till Broer, VP de Desarrollo de Productos de MakerBot

ESTADO DE MEXICO, DISTRITO FEDERAL, MéXICO, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Disponible a través de MakerBot LABS™, estos nuevos materiales ofrecen propiedades mecánicas resistentes que son ideales para la impresión 3D con la cámara térmica de METHOD.

México 15 de enero, 2020 – MakerBot, líder mundial en la industria de impresión 3D y empresa filial de Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), anuncia que tres nuevos materiales compuestos de Kimya del grupo ARMOR han sido aprobados para MakerBot LABS™ para la impresora 3D MakerBot METHOD X™.

Kimya ABS Kevlar, Kimya ABS-ESD, y Kimya ABS-EC están disponibles para imprimir en la impresora 3D Method X con el nuevo extrusor Experimental MakerBot LABS GEN 2, la última edición del extrusor LABS. El extrusor Experimental GEN 2 está optimizado para imprimir materiales compuestos y polímeros abrasivos de terceros por períodos de tiempo más largos debido a sus componentes mejorados de acero, como los engranajes endurecidos y un interruptor de filamentos metálicos diseñado para reducir el desgaste de estos materiales.

Los materiales compuestos representan una de las categorías de materiales más demandadas dentro del mercado de la ingeniería debido a su resistencia reforzada y su rigidez, en comparación con los termoplásticos sin reforzar, lo cual permite nuevas aplicaciones. Con su cámara térmica de hasta 110°C y la capacidad de controlar la velocidad a la que se enfrían las piezas durante el proceso de impresión, Method puede imprimir con mayor éxito piezas de grado de fabricación a partir de materiales compuestos de ABS en comparación con las impresoras 3D de escritorio tradicionales. Los usuarios también pueden producir piezas que tengan estructuras internas o geometrías complejas en Method al imprimir con los materiales de soporte Stratasys SR-30.

“Usualmente los materiales compuestos son altamente demandados debido a sus propiedades mecánicas únicas y la posibilidad de ser utilizados para una amplia variedad de aplicaciones de fabricación,” dijo Johan-Till Broer, VP de Desarrollo de Productos de MakerBot. “Kimya es un proveedor líder en materiales de impresión 3D de grado industrial nos complace ofrecer su filamento ABS a clientes de METHOD. Con su cámara térmica de hasta 110°C, Method es la primera plataforma de impresión 3D verdaderamente industrial en su clase de precio, siendo la plataforma ideal para usar materiales de ingeniería más avanzados.”

Kimya: Las nuevas adiciones al portafolio de materiales de MakerBot elevan a 23 el número total de materiales disponibles para los clientes de Method. Los nuevos materiales incluyen:

• Kimya ABS Kevlar: Reforzado con fibras de aramida, es un filamento compuesto que da a las piezas impresas en 3D una mayor resistencia y estabilidad dimensional. La adición de fibras de aramida reduce la contracción para lograr una alta precisión y una gran resistencia a la abrasión. Debido a sus propiedades, el Kevlar Kimya ABS es ideal para jigs, fixtures, herramientales y piezas de aplicación final, como dispositivos al final de un brazo robótico y equipos de protección.

• Kimya ABS-ESD: Este es un material ABS que ha sido formulado para poseer propiedades de descarga electrostática (ESD), que protege contra las descargas electrostáticas que pueden causar daños a los sistemas electrónicos y crear riesgos de incendio y de seguridad personal. Kimya ABS-ESD es un material ligero y rígido que ofrece una buena resistencia al impacto. El material es fácil de imprimir y es ideal para aplicaciones que requieren protección contra las descargas electrostáticas, como las carcasas de los aparatos electrónicos y las instalaciones de producción.

• Kimya ABS-EC: Kimya ABS-EC es un nuevo y único material compuesto que consiste en ABS con la adición de nanotubos de carbono, un aditivo eléctricamente activo. El material permite la circulación de electrones a lo largo de su superficie, haciéndolo eléctricamente conductor (EC). El material también es resistente a los impactos, al calor y al envejecimiento. Sus propiedades únicas abren nuevas aplicaciones en la industria automotriz y electrónica, como los sensores táctiles.

Kimya ABS Carbon y PETG Carbon también están disponibles para Method a través de MakerBot LABS. Los materiales de Kimya pueden ser comprados a través de su sitio web. Method es capaz de imprimir una variedad de materiales, incluyendo ABS, PC-ABS, Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, ASA y PETG, así como una gran cantidad de materiales de los socios. La modularidad de la plataforma permite a los usuarios cambiar fácilmente entre los seis diferentes extrusores que MakerBot ofrece para diferentes grupos de materiales y aplicaciones. Los socios del Programa de Desarrollo de Materiales de MakerBot LABS incluyen a Kimya de ARMOR Group, Polymaker, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Jabil, LEHVOSS Group, y Mitsubishi Chemical.

Acerca de MakerBot www.makerbot.com/method.

MakerBot, una empresa filial de Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), es líder global en la industria de la impresión 3D. La empresa ayuda a los innovadores y negocios de hoy a crear, y a las instituciones educativas del futuro. Fundada en 2009 en Brooklyn (Nueva York), MakerBot pretende redefinir los estándares de la impresión en 3D en términos de fiabilidad, accesibilidad, precisión y facilidad de uso. Gracias a esta dedicación, MakerBot cuenta con una base de instalaciones en la industria además de gestionar Thingiverse, la mayor comunidad de impresión 3D del mundo. Creemos que la innovación está dentro de cada uno de nosotros; por eso creamos las herramientas de impresión en 3D que dan sentido a sus ideas. Descubra la innovación con la impresión en 3D de MakerBot.

Para más información acerca de MakerBot, visite makerbot.com, el blog de MakerBot, Twitter LinkedIn o Facebook. Stratasys (empresa matriz de MakerBot) se reserva el derecho a utilizar cualquiera de las mencionadas plataformas de redes sociales, incluidos los sitios web de la empresa, para compartir información material y de carácter no público conforme a la regla FD (Fair Disclosure) de la SEC. En la medida en que resulte necesaria y conforme a lo exigido por la ley, Stratasys incluirá también esta información en sus documentos de carácter público.

MakerBot, MakerBot LABS, MakerBot METHOD, y el extrusor experimental de MakerBot LABS son marcas comerciales o marcas registradas de MakerBot Industries, LLC. Todas las demás marcas comerciales pertenecen a sus respectivos propietarios.

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Parents Dust Off Their Hero Hats To Tackle Home-schooling With Jaques Of London By Their Side

Over half of the nation’s parents have turned to search engines to seek guidance on key school subjects.

EDENBRIDGE, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over half of the nation’s parents have turned to search engines to seek guidance on key school subjects. Google data suggests that curriculum-related queries have increased by up to 398% since April 2019.

Over half of the nation’s parents have turned to search engines to seek guidance on key school subjects. Google data suggests that curriculum-related queries have increased by up to 398% since April 2019. This is a direct result of the pandemic having forced schools to close across the nation. Now parents are left frantically brushing up on ‘Fractions' or ‘Flags of the World’ in a bid to help tutor their children at home.

It comes as no surprise, then, that at the top of every parent’s wish list is access to reliable learning resources that kids want to do. An analysis of home-schooling during the coronavirus (published by the Office for National Statistics) found that 52% of parents have a child in their household who is struggling with home education, 77% of which is due to “lack of motivation”. This is where 8th generation Toymakers, Jaques of London, come in.

At the beginning of January, Jaques of London launched their new initiative for 2021, ‘Mini Minds Hub’—where education meets fun! Throughout the next six weeks of national lockdown, the company will release free resources to millions of parents who desperately need new ways to make learning fun. The Jaques’ resources have all been designed by UK Teachers and stand to be a saving grace for many UK households. As committed toymakers, their legacy has teaching, education, and Montessori play wrapped up in a neat bow.

Joe Jaques, Co-Owner of Jaques of London, said: “During these difficult times, we all need to do our bit to help each other. We aim to keep kids at the centre of everything we do, which is why we employ teachers to design our toys and why it seemed natural for us to now focus those efforts into making as many free educational resources as possible. For the past 225 years, our motto has been to ‘Teach the world to play’ and, given the current crisis, we now hope to ‘Teach the world to learn’ because learning should be fun first and foremost!”

Though many classrooms have taken up online lessons to bridge the learning gap until school resumes, many believe that online learning cannot facilitate education in the same way. One Primary School teacher said: “Teaching the children online is a real challenge because every child learns at their own pace. Online learning has obvious limitations, particularly for younger children, as some children need face-to-face interaction to give them confidence. That’s why we urge parents to continue the learning at home wherever possible.”

For parents who are searching for that helping hand, the Jaques’ Mini Minds Hub might be just the ticket. In one fell swoop, they have answered the call for credible, cost-free resources that keep children engaged and help to support all those hard-working Mum and Dad heroes. There is no sign-up or purchase required to grant you access—it has all been made available for anyone to en-joy. A quick browse on their website will show you a whole host of fun and informative work-sheets that are printable at the click of a button—complete with low-colour versions to save parent’s pennies on printer ink! It is home learning made easy.

Joe Jaques went on to say: “As a Dad of two, I know too well how problematic it can be to keep kids interested in learning—especially with all the distractions we have at home. Our newly launched campaign is where education meets fun. Parents will find free activities for kids, a reward chart to track development, and a certificate of completion to celebrate their progress. It’s essentially a home-schooling survival kit to reward kids for their hard work and to applaud parents for doing such a great job at assuming this new parent-teacher role!”

As family figureheads up and down the country dust off their teaching caps and hero hats, in their corner is Jaques of London. With a band of UK Teachers behind them, Jaques of London aim to make a real difference in homes up and down the country by engaging children with the joys of learning and supporting parents during this historic time.

Find out more at: jaqueslondon.co.uk/blogs/resources

Sharon Hine
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Hidden Benefits When It Comes to Board Games

Boy learning to play Endless Games’ Traffic Cop Game

The Korner’d Challenge Game from Endless Games

Traffic Cop from Endless Games

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

…we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises.”

— Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, Inc.

MATAWAN, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to exciting, original, new board games, Endless Games has plenty of options for people, but in addition to the fun, some extra benefits are in play too.

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

“We didn’t set out to design games that specifically catered to special needs, but we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises,” Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, explained.

Recently, Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge, Dropsy Card Game and Mexican Train were announced as top toys for 2020 and featured in the Autism Live Holiday Guide. In 2019 the guide honorees included Traffic Cop Game and The Floor Is Lava.

Possibly the most interesting case is Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge Game, a puzzle that is also a game. This game revealed some curious discoveries during its play testing. The object of Korner’d is to be the first player to place all of his/her color or picture patterned tiles to match to a game board. “What we discovered was that Korner’d involves spatial relationships and matching. For many on the Autism Spectrum this is an area of strength. Young kids on the spectrum easily beat older children and adults at this game,” Turtle explained. “You could see that it was a tremendous boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.”

Therapists and parents have cited that Endless Games’ The Floor Is Lava helps with sensory issues as well as physical therapy, such as maintaining balance. Games like Traffic Cop, Red Light Green Light 1-2-3, and Dropsy have been praised for learning left-and-right, following instructions, motor skills, executive functioning and respect for authority.

Often, Endless Games’ Mancala is used in schools for math practice, while Endless Games classic games, Chess, Checkers and Backgammon are all used in logic and strategic thought practices.

“I’m proud that our games bring so much fun to people. The fact that they also help so many people with their challenges is incredibly rewarding,” Turtle said. “At Endless Games, we’ll keep making new games and we can’t wait to bring even more fun and benefits to all people.”

Other games from Endless Games include Card Sharks, Camera Roll, AKA, Jeopardy card game, Wheel of Fortune card game, Password, Sleepover Party Game, Name 5, Everybody Knows, 60 Second Slam, Horror Trivia, What Comes To Mind?, and Encore, among others.

About Endless Games: Founded in 1996 by industry veterans Mike Gasser, Kevin McNulty and game inventor Brian Turtle, Endless Games specializes in games that offer classic entertainment and hours of fun at affordable prices. The three have an uncanny ability for discovering and developing hit games, having been a part in past successes Trivial Pursuit™, Pictionary® and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon™. The mission of the Endless Games team and partners is to produce high quality entertainment in board games that are quick and easy to learn and offer “Endless” play value to all people. For additional information, visit www.endlessgames.com and interact with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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