Realize Your Beauty Day, a New York City Event Celebrates Body Positivity for Youth

April 28 Event Offers Creative Activities to Promote Human Values & Social Skills for Children & Teens

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NY, US, April 23, 2019 / — Realize Your Beauty Day, a celebration of inner-beauty, positive body image, kindness, and self-esteem for children, teens & families will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Realize Your Beauty, will be held at BALANCE, a leading eating disorder treatment center in New York City.

Realize Your Beauty, founded and directed by Stacey Lorin Merkl, promotes positive body image to youth through theater arts. Through plays & workshops, the organization teaches students about kindness, integrity, respect towards themselves and others, and encourages young people to focus on developing their own unique inner qualities. The goal is to plant a seed of critical thought into young minds and for young people to begin to question the images of beauty that are placed in front of them. Research indicates that cultivating self-esteem in children at an early age fosters mental health later in life and that teaching empathy and kindness can prevent children and teens from aggressive behavior that includes bullying. Furthermore, encouraging concepts of positive body image can reduce the chances of a young person developing an eating disorder.

Realize Your Beauty Day is designed for children, teens, and families and includes a variety of interactive activities including arts & crafts, jewelry making, coloring, juggling, face painting, music, performances and more. This years’ event features award-winning inspirational speaker, educator and coach, Dana Suchow who will be speaking about how to raise body-confident kids. Dana founded a progressive body positive fashion blog and has been an activist educating the public on the dangers of diet culture and eating disorders. In 2016 Dana co-founded The Ripple, a nonprofit nationwide activist collective focused on helping women make waves in their communities. Realize Your Beauty Day promises to be entertaining yet seeks to provide a unique experience for children and to promote human values that will assist them in their future social development.

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Transportation Marketing & Sales Association Announces 2019 Compass Awards Recipients

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The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2019 TMSA Compass Awards Program.

As part of TMSA’s mission, the Compass Awards Program plays an important role in raising the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry,”

— Angie Davids, 2019 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 / — The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2019 TMSA Compass Awards Program. In its 67th year of existence, this awards program recognizes marketing and sales best practices by transportation and logistics companies that ultimately demonstrate effective execution and measurable business results.

"As part of TMSA’s mission, the Compass Awards Program plays an important role in raising the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry," said Angie Davids, 2019 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee and director at YRC Worldwide. "This well-respected awards program recognizes the best and most relevant marketing and sales initiatives in our industry."

According to Davids, this year TMSA received more than 50 entries from companies involved in the commercial freight transportation industry. All entries were judged by teams of seasoned marketing and sales executives using a 6-point proven scaling system to evaluate the strategy and execution of each entry. Total points earned determine whether a recipient receives an Award of Excellence (the highest level of the award) or an Award of Merit. This year, 11 entries received an excellence award and 17 received a merit award.

This year's Compass Awards program featured 15 submission categories: Integrated Campaign, Content Marketing, Digital Sales and Marketing, Social Media Campaign, Advertising Campaign, Media Relations, Events, Direct Marketing Campaign, Sales and Marketing Collateral, CRM Solution, Sales and Marketing Collaborated Effort, New Product Development, Pricing Process and Analysis, Recruiting or Retention Campaign, and Corporate Social Responsibility or Diversity Campaign.

Recipients earning a Compass Award of Excellence are: VantagePoint Logistics; Dot Foods, Inc.; shark&minnow; Women In Trucking Association and MindShare Strategies; and Riverside Transit Agency. Recipients earning a Compass Award of Merit are: Canada Cartage; Dot Foods, Inc.; Energy Transportation Group; YRC Worldwide; James Street Associates; PITT OHIO; Riverside Transit Agency; Ruan Transportation Management; San Joaquin Regional Transit District; shark&minnow; SMC3; Trimble Transportation; and

"The TMSA Compass Awards Program provides transportation and logistics companies with the opportunity to showcase their best work in marketing and communication strategies and sales performance," said Brian Everett, CEO of TMSA. "In addition, recipients of this award earn recognition from their peers while they benchmark their work against others in the industry." All award recipients will be honored at an awards banquet June 10 during the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort near Jacksonville, Fla.

For additional information about the TMSA Compass Awards Program and the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference, visit or call 952-466-6270 ext. 208.

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The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) helps its members and their companies to make sales, marketing and communications strategies more effective, productive, and profitable. The only professional association of its kind serving the transportation and logistics industry, TMSA delivers value to thousands of members through knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions. For more information, visit

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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy explained by Dr. William Matzner

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Upper GI endoscopy is performed to investigate, diagnose, and in some cases, to treat problems of the upper digestive tract. Dr. William L. Matzner explains it.

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Upper GI endoscopy is the most widely used procedure for the identification of upper digestive tract problems because of its effectiveness and safety … complications … are very rare”

— Dr. William Matzner, California (Healthcare Analytics, LLC)

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 / — The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is another name for the digestive tract. In human beings, it extends from the oral cavity to the anus. But, for the sake of studying or understanding, it is divided into two, and sometimes three, parts. The first part or the upper GI tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). Dr. William L. Matzner has published an explanatory article on this issue. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Matzner at

The primary purpose of the GI tract is to convert food that we eat into nutrients, which then get absorbed into the blood and supplied to different organs of the body. Any problem, disorder, disease of the GI tract can affect its functioning and may cause malabsorption, diarrhea, constipation, or other health problems.

For patients suffering from any condition that affects the upper GI tract, a doctor may suggest upper GI endoscopy to investigate, diagnose, and in some cases, to treat a problem.

What is Upper GI Endoscopy?

Upper GI endoscopy is a widely used procedure that allows a doctor to visually examine the inner lining of a patient’s upper gastrointestinal tract to determine the cause of the specific problems they are experiencing. The process is also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD, upper endoscopy, or gastroscopy.

Why Is Upper GI Endoscopy Performed?

As mentioned earlier, the procedure is primarily used to determine the cause of unexplained conditions and symptoms that affect the upper digestive tract. A doctor may suggest upper GI endoscopy for patients experiencing the following problems, without any apparent reason:
* Heartburn
* Nausea and vomiting
* Difficulty in swallowing food
* Pain in the chest (not related to the heart) or upper belly area
* Bleeding
* Unexplained weight loss

Upper GI endoscopy also helps a doctor (a gastroenterologist) in diagnosing the following diseases of the upper digestive tract:
* Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux
* Ulcer
* Precancerous conditions, like Barret’s esophagus
* Esophageal, gastric, and duodenal cancer
* Esophageal varices
* Celiac disease
* Hiatal hernia
* Infections
* Inflammation

For the diagnosis of a disease, such as cancer, the doctor may also take a tissue sample from a part of the GI tract for testing.

While it is primarily a diagnostic procedure, it can also be used to treat a few conditions, such as to prevent bleeding in the upper GI tract or to widen the narrowed esophagus, removing a polyp (abnormal tissue growth), or to remove a foreign object that the patient may have mistakenly swallowed, for example children sometimes swallow coins.

Upper GI Endoscopy Process

In order to examine the GI tract, a tiny camera attached to a long and flexible tube, is inserted from the mouth and is taken through the esophagus and the stomach to the duodenum.

To avoid pain and discomfort, the patient is generally given a sedative intravenously. If deemed necessary, the doctor may also ask for a local anesthetic to be given to the patient. The endoscopy process takes around 15 minutes to half an hour.

Are There Any Preconditions For Upper GI Endoscopy?

In order to see the digestive tract properly, patients are generally asked to not eat or drink anything for around 8 hours before the procedure.

Are There Any Risks of Endoscopy?

While upper GI endoscopy is generally a safe process, some complications may occur in rare cases. At worst, it can cause the following complications:

* Infection – The risk of infection is only present when endoscopy includes additional procedures i.e. something apart from examination and biopsy. However, the infections are not serious and can be easily treated with antibiotics. In cases where a patient is at higher risk of infections, the doctor may prescribe preventive antibiotics before performing the procedure.
* Bleeding – Patients undergoing biopsy or treatment of a digestive issue may suffer from bleeding.
* Tearing – The risk of tearing of the GI tract is generally very low, but increases a bit in cases where additional procedures are performed as part of endoscopy, such as while performing dilation of the esophagus.
* Reaction to sedation – Since everyone’s body reacts differently to medicines, some people may develop a reaction to a sedative. However, they are rarely severe.

Signs of Complications

Following symptoms after the endoscopy could signify a complication, so make sure to immediately tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of them:

* Shortness of breath
* Fever
* Difficulty swallowing
* Chest pain
* Black, bloody, or dark colored stool
* Vomiting, especially if it is like coffee grounds or bloody
* Persistent or severe abdominal pain

How Soon Can You Expect to See Results?

It depends on the reason for which the endoscopy is performed. For example, the patient will be immediately told about the findings if the procedure was performed to identify an ulcer. But, if it is performed to take a tissue sample, the results may take a few days.

Bottom Line

Upper GI endoscopy is the most widely used procedure for the identification of upper digestive tract problems because of its effectiveness and safety. Although complications do occur in some cases, they are very rare. If your doctor has suggested you to go through the procedure, you can be almost assured that you will not experience any difficulty or complications.

About William Lee Matzner, M.D., PhD, FACP

Dr. William Matzner works in the area of healthcare economics consulting at Healthcare Analytics, LLC, in California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. He received his M.D. with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine. In 1988, he was the Solomon Scholar for Resident Research at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Matzner subsequently was awarded a PhD in Neuro Economics from Claremont Graduate University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He has researched and published extensively on the issue of reproduction and immunology in medical literature. He has been in private practice since 1989, specializing in Reproductive Immunology and Internal medicine.

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Acuity Trading partners with CR Hope Foundation

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Acuity Trading, a global provider of AI data-driven trading tools, partners with CR Hope Foundation to help fight against poverty for children in Tanzania.

Acuity’s partnership with CR Hope Foundation is the start of a CSR initiative which we hope to extend in the months & years ahead as the company grows.”

— Nikki Carpenter, Acuity Trading

LONDON, UK, April 23, 2019 / — Acuity Trading, a global provider of AI data-driven trading tools, is partnering with CR Hope Foundation to help fight against poverty for children and youths in Tanzania. The company’s financial contributions will be matched by a commitment by Acuity’s team to help the charity reach its fundraising target before the Government cut-off date.

CR Hope Foundation, founded in 2016, is trying to raise $85,000 before the end of 2019 to obtain its licence in time to construct a new primary school in 2020. Failure to reach this target will delay the project by a further 12 months due to the annual licence restriction in place by the Zanzibari Government.

“News is the beating heart of Acuity’s business and whilst our focus is on analysing financial news for the investment community, it is hard to ignore the recurring headlines about poverty and particularly child poverty across the world,” said Andrew Lane, CEO of Acuity Trading. “When we learned that one of our closest industry associates had set up CR Hope Foundation, we felt compelled to get behind the initiative.”

The CR Hope Foundation was created by Renos Fountoulakis and local Zanzibari, Casiano Ismaili Mbise, who himself had been the beneficiary of a charitable gift of education by an American tourist. It was because of this gift that Casiano was able to learn English and greatly change the direction of his life.

“Although still relatively young as an organisation, Acuity’s partnership with CR Hope Foundation is the start of a CSR initiative which we hope to extend in the months and years ahead as the company grows,” said Nikki Carpenter, COO of Acuity Trading. “Acuity will be rolling out a number of marketing initiatives throughout 2019 to promote the CR Hope Foundation amongst industry peers to give the project the support it needs to become a reality for the community of Zanzibar.””

“CR Hope Foundation is delighted to have the support of Acuity Trading, both through their charitable donations and their awareness activities, as we strive to reach our goal,” said Renos Fountoulakis. “Being able to realise phase one of our project in 2020 would be a great milestone and the first step in delivering a lifetime of education to the children of Zanzibar.”

About CR Hope Foundation
The CR Hope Foundation is a charity, not-for-profit organization launched in 2016 and registered in Zanzibar. The foundation’s objective is to provide education, promote sports, and fight against poverty for children and youths in Tanzania. The charity’s team is formed of 30 committed members and volunteers. They come from all over the world, yet they share a common desire to make the world a better place through the provision of quality education.

Founder Renos Fountoulakis visited the island and was moved by the struggles he witnessed that the local people were facing every day. Many children have no access to schools and have barely enough money to live. He wanted to help.
However, it was not until a chance encounter with Casiano Ismaili Mbise, a local philanthropist, that the idea for CR Hope really began to take shape.

After talking with Renos about their shared interests in education, Casiano offered to use a small piece of land that he owned to build a school in Kizimkazi, Mkunguni where local children could learn for free.
Now the charity is in the process of building the school and receiving the relevant licenses to be operational by 2020. For more information visit ​

About Acuity Trading
Acuity Trading is a financial technology company, extracting and analysing rich sentiment data from global news sources to provide the investment community with an alternative and unique view of the markets, delivered via powerful visualisations.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in London, Acuity Trading uses sophisticated Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing technology to analyse millions of news items on a daily basis and quantify the mood of the market towards any given tradable instrument including global themes affecting the market.
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‘Keep Your Eye On The Ball,’Sahara Tanzania urges youths

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Sahara Tanzania is providing a capacity building ‘#KeepYourEyeOnTheBall’ campaign to provide entrepreneurial counsel to prepare players for post-football life.

are passionate about the youths in Tanzania and this continues to guide the various projects we have implemented to enhance sustainable development in Tanzania.”

— Mwajabu Mrutu, Business Development Officer, Sahara Tanzania Limited

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, April 23, 2019 / —
There’s something exciting about the energy young people exude. Irrepressible. However, harnessing such energies and shaping them along the path of excellence is an activity that Sahara Group is passionate about. Dar es Salaam, the breath taking city where Sahara Tanzania Limited, a member of the leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, operates became the latest platform for Sahara to showcase its commitment to youth empowerment.

Working with the Tanzania Football Association, Sahara Tanzania Limited is supporting the Tanzanian Sengreti Boys at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) U-17 tournament in Tanzania. Apart from fueling the ambitions of the enterprising future stars by making fuel available to ferry the players and fans to and from the stadium, Sahara Tanzania is providing a capacity building ‘#KeepYourEyeOnTheBall’ campaign to provide entrepreneurial and financial counsel to prepare the young players for post-football life.

The #KeepYourEyeOnTheBall project is Sahara’s way of urging the players not to neglect the pursuit of educational and entrepreneurial goals to ensure they are able to keep their dreams alive after their active playing days are over. “We are passionate about the youths in Tanzania and this continues to guide the various projects we have implemented to enhance sustainable development in Tanzania. We believe in the future of these young stars and view this as the best time to encourage them to also channel their energies towards pursuing off-the-field goals that would help them take on other challenges after recording huge feats as footballers,” said Mwajabu Mrutu, Business Development Officer, Sahara Tanzania Limited.

According to Mrutu, Sahara Tanzania Limited would continue to work with relevant authorities to push the project beyond football. She urged the media and influencers across the nation to embrace and support the campaign to generate more interest and acceptance nation-wide. “The #KeepYourEyeOnTheBall message is not just for footballers. We believe it is a timely call to action to all young people in Tanzania. Sahara Group is happy to join forces with other stakeholders to ensure that the message gains more momentum and becomes a mantra that guides the lives of all the youths in Tanzania,” she added.

Sahara Group’s interventions in Tanzania are driven by Sahara Foundation. Working though the Foundation, Sahara Tanzania Limited has implemented several projects including the Upgrade of Library at Pugu Secondary School that serves over 1000 students; the School Sanitation Wash & Hygiene (SWASH) Project, which involved the provision of toilets & washrooms at Salma Kikwete Secondary School and youth empowerment projects, notably, the #MyFutureStartsWithMe conference, which rallied young people to look inwards for inspiration and pursue their ambitions with unyielding desire.

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We believe that all time poor luxury travelers should have access to authentic, honest and unbiased information on vacation rental properties”

— Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 / — Discerning and successful people are extremely time poor. Many people are working harder than they have ever worked before and their few weeks of vacation time are very precious, must be perfect and meet high expectations.

High-end luxury travellers do not have time to sift through hundreds of listings on massive third-party sites trying to find the perfect property. And then, when they find that property, work out if it is legitimate or if it is a scam or if the property even exists. Then, can they trust that the images actually reflect the reality of the property and also work out how much of the details on the property is truthful or exaggerated? And, even if it is correct and accurate, has the owner left out information on the property such as the fact that there might be a construction site next door or a reef directly in front of the villa making swimming impossible.

VIP luxury travellers want to speak to someone who has been to the villa and the destination so that they can compare and contrast various options.

The other aspect is that online vacation rental sites do not necessarily target luxury travellers. They focus on getting volume and budget properties and prices. This focus on budget properties is not what a high net worth individual or luxury traveller requires or wants.

This trend is the core of where the opportunity lies and Exceptional Villas who are and have been considered the most trusted villa rental company in the world for many years have identified that. Their core beliefs are to provide truthful, unbiased and informed information on the greatest and most luxurious villa rentals in the world. Click Here

Owner and CEO of Exceptional Villas said that “We believe that all time poor luxury travellers should have access to authentic, honest and unbiased information on vacation rental properties” This is the “Why” of what we do at Exceptional Villas. Authenticity is at the core of what we do, and our goal is also to ensure that our clients have the best experience possible while on vacation. For this reason, the company have invested very heavily in providing the best 5-star pre-arrival concierge service possible. They are proud to have a rating of 9.9 on Trust pilot putting them in the number one position for vacation rental companies in the world and the top 1% of all travel companies in the world.

As well as the 5-star concierge service, Exceptional Villas believe that it is vital to match the perfect villa to their clients’ needs and dreams. With this in mind, they spend quality time with each client at the start of the process checking exactly what their requirements are, what is important to them in a vacation property and what their dream property is. This process ensures that their client gets what they are looking for and is the future of high-end luxury travellers.


Exceptional Villas is a European based vacation Rental Company with clients and destinations all over the world. They have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This service includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and also providing full and complimentary concierge service. This service includes organizing all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and have a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customized service they offer. The company also has designated brands specializing in Barbados: and Ireland:

For more information visit or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll-free from the US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197

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John Marshall Law School Hosts 18th Annual Folsom Lecture on International Business and Trade Law

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS , UNITED STATES, April 22, 2019 / — The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will host its 18th Annual Folsom Lecture on April 25. The topic of the lecture will be “Trends in International Arbitration & Other Means of Dispute Resolution.”

Daniel Girsberger, a founding member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne and a tenured Professor for Swiss and International Private, Business and Procedural Law, as well as Comparative Law, will deliver the 2019 lecture. Girsberger is also Of Counsel at Wenger & Vieli Ltd., a major Zurich business law firm. Before joining the University of Lucerne, Girsberger taught at the University of Zurich Law School. He has authored many publications focusing on international business law and arbitration.

The event will also feature two panelists: Soledad O’Donnell, partner at Mayer Brown, and Kristen Hudson, principal and general counsel at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. The lecture will focus on alternative means of resolving cross-border disputes, with a focus on international commercial arbitration and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

The Folsom Lecture on International Business and Trade Law is an annual event at John Marshall named after Ralph H. Folsom. Folsom is a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law who teaches antitrust law, international business, NAFTA, European Union Law and international trade law. He is also an adjunct faculty member in John Marshall’s LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law program and serves on John Marshall’s Center for International Law Advisory Board. Every spring, Folsom or another noted academic or practitioner lectures on some aspect of international business and trade law. This lecture series was initiated in 2002. Previous lecture topics include “Piercing the Corporate Veil: A European Perspective,” “Free Trade vs World Trade,” “Trading for National Security: U.S. Free Trade Agreements in the Middle East and North Africa,” and “WTO Regulation of Bilateral Trade Agreements: A Reform Proposal.”

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2020 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 8th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity. In July 2018, The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois at Chicago Boards of Trustees voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School — Chicago’s first and only public law school. The transaction, which is expected to take effect for Fall 2019, has since received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and acquiescence from the American Bar Association. Learn more at

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Brent Schmidt Named New Administrator of Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital

Under Gary’s leadership, the hospital has seen a number of major improvements, increased the scope of services, and recruited outstanding providers to the community.”

— Joe Mott, associate chief operating officer for specialty-based care

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, April 22, 2019 / — Brent Schmidt has been selected as the new administrator of Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield, Utah. Schmidt succeeds Gary Beck, who is leaving to fulfill church service in New Hampshire.

For the past five years, Schmidt has served as director of ancillary and support services at Sevier Valley Hospital where he had responsibility for 11 departments and services, as well as overseeing a major construction project in the Women’s Center and Emergency Department.

“Brent was selected from a strong field of candidates. He is a talented leader who has the confidence of our team, the Sevier Valley Hospital Board of Trustees, and the caregivers at Sevier Valley. He has a great understanding of the local needs of the community,” said Joe Mott, associate chief operating officer of Intermountain’s specialty-based care group.

Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Schmidt worked for St. Luke’s Health system in Idaho as a manager and then director of operations. Schmidt earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota.

Mott expressed thanks to Beck for his service to the patients and caregivers at Sevier Valley Hospital over the past 26 years.

During Beck’s tenure, Sevier Valley has consistently been a high-performing rural hospital. Just recently, Sevier Valley was recognized as a Top 100 Performing Rural and Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health and was one of 10 Utah hospitals to receive the Health Insight Quality Award.

“Under Gary’s leadership, the hospital has seen a number of major improvements, increased the scope of services, and recruited outstanding providers to the community,” said Mott. “Gary has made significant and lasting contributions and will be deeply missed.”

Schmidt will begin his role on June 2.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 160 clinics, a Medical Group with some 2,300 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through evidence-based best practices, high quality, and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Jess C. Gomez
Intermountain Healthcare
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Every Child a Reader

100th anniversary of the national week of events will feature beloved children’s book characters.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, April 22, 2019 / — The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader are proud to announce that many favorite characters from classic and bestselling children’s books will be included among the thousands of fun events taking place coast to coast from April 29 to May 5 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week.

The country’s longest running children’s book celebration, taking place next week in libraries, schools and bookstores in all 50 states, will feature Baby Mouse, Bad Kitty, Bruce the Bear, Clifford, Elephant & Piggie, Geronimo Stilton, Gruffalo, Hedgie, Huckle Cat & Lowly Worm, Junie B Jones, Lady Bug Girl, Paddington, Pete the Cat, Peter Rabbit, Poky Little Puppy, Pout Pout Fish, Scuffy the Tugboat, Splat the Cat, Spot the Dog, and Thea Stilton.

Among the cities hosting the costume characters are Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Indianapolis, as well libraries and bookstores in many other towns and cities in every region. For a complete online searchable map of all 1,300 participating Children’s Book Week locations go to

Free materials and resources for adults and kids, from original bookmarks and comic book finish-the-story pages by today's leading artists to original children's book author and illustrator videos, are at Follow the week's events at #BookWeek100.

About Every Child a Reader
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Every Child a Reader’s major national programs include: Children’s Book Week, celebrating 100 years this year; the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards; Get Caught Reading; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.

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Propane Helps Create Greener Schools & Cleaner Air

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Council Highlights Propane School Buses on Earth Day

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 22, 2019 / — Over 840 school districts across the United States transporting nearly one million school children each school day have upgraded to greener propane-powered school buses. Texas is number one in propane school bus adoption with over 3,000 propane school buses operating in the Lone Star State, paving the way to cleaner communities and schools.

New propane school buses can produce up to 90% fewer nitrous oxides (NOx) than a clean diesel school bus. Why is this important? NOx is a significant contributor to ground level ozone, and according to the American Lung Association, NOx is likely to be a cause of asthma in children, can trigger an increase in asthma attacks and affect a host of other harmful effects on the lungs.

For decades, propane school buses have been a trusted greener alternative for school transportation. Quieter and cleaner, propane provides an excellent solution for schools and our children’s health.

Not only that, but propane school buses can have the lowest total cost of ownership with its reduced maintenance compared to diesel buses. That means more money for other vital things like computers, books, classroom supplies and teachers.

In addition to the lower total cost of ownership, the cost to upgrade from diesel to a new propane school bus is shrinking. To help school districts with the upgrade cost, there are several alternative fuel grants available for parts of Texas from a multitude of sources including from the state of Texas as well as federally.

Cleaner air, greener schools, and cost-saving to school districts, propane can do that.

To find out more about propane-powered school buses and funding that may be available to your school district, visit

Jackie Mason
Propane Council of Texas
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