2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition Announces Competitors

Fifteen Competitors Selected for 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition
Ten Competitors Also Chosen for Parkening Young Guitarist Competition

MALIBU, CA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Parkening International Guitar Competition
May 28–June 1, 2019, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

March 25, 2019 Malibu, CA – The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors for its fifth triennial competition. Representing six countries, they will vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions, competing at Pepperdine University from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, on the University's campus in Malibu, California. Renowned guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening, the competition's namesake and artistic director, is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine's Seaver College. The competition honors his lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia.

The 15 competitors range in age from 19 to 29 years old and are among the international community's most talented guitarists. They are Bokyung Byun, 24, Los Angeles, California, USA; Riccardo Calogiuri, 29, Italy; Javier García Verdugo, 25, Spain; Samuel Hines, 27, Mora, Minnesota, USA; Alec Holcomb, 23, Carmel, Indiana, USA; Junhong Kuang, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Beiyan Liu, 20, China; Christopher Mrofchak, 27, Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Cody Noriega, 26, Riverside, California, USA; Alex Park, 26, Culver City, California, USA; Miguel Checa Paz, 20, Spain; Sergey Perelekhov, 21, Russia, USA; Andrea Roberto, 23, Italy; Marko Topchii, 28, Ukraine; and Tengyue Zhang, 25, China.

"We are thrilled to bring such a diverse range of young guitarists from all over the world here to Southern California for what is sure to be an extraordinary week of music," says Rebecca Carson, Executive Director for the Parkening International Guitar Competition and Managing Director for the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. "Our competitors are united by their passion for classical guitar and by their love of music. We are looking forward to welcoming all of them to Pepperdine."

Judging the competition will be Mia Bongiovanni, Assistant General Manager of Media and Presentations for the Metropolitan Opera; Charlotte Lee, President and Founder of Primo Artists; Steve Schoen, former Vice President of Sony Music Masterworks and Sony/BMG; David Thomas, recording producer; and Pablo Sáinz Villegas, classical guitar virtuoso and winner of the 2006 Parkening International Guitar Competition.

Three of the competitors will advance to the final round on Saturday, June 1 to perform a concerto with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra before a live audience in Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre. The gold, silver, and bronze medalists will be announced at the conclusion of the final round.

In addition to the Parkening International Guitar Competition, Pepperdine will present the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29. The 10 competitors, ages 17 and younger, are Hilbert Chen, 10, Cupertino, California, USA; Maggie Grether, 15, Pasadena, California, USA; Joseph Malvinni, 11, Santa Barbara, California, USA; Mira Morales, 14, Los Altos, California, USA; Evelyn Nguyen, 16, Monrovia, California, USA; Garrett Podgorski, 17, Burbank, California, USA; Nikolas Rejto, 17, Australia; Eric Wang, 14, San Jose, California, USA; Darren Wu, 16, San Jose, California, USA; and Hui Chan Yun, 16, South Korea.

About the Parkening Competition:

The competition, which debuted in 2006, offers the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition in the world, with competitors vying for cash awards that total in excess of $65,000. After three days of intense public performances, the winner of the Parkening International Guitar Competition receives a gold medal, the Jack Marshall Prize of $30,000, and the most prestigious title in classical guitar.

The 2019 Parkening Competition is made possible by a generous grant from Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, as well as Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy.

For information about tickets, call the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522. Information online: arts.pepperdine.edu/parkening.

Christopher Parkening is celebrated as one of the world's preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. For over 40 years his concerts and recordings have received the highest worldwide acclaim. Parkening is recognized as heir to the legacy of Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. He has performed at the White House, appeared with Placido Domingo on Live from Lincoln Center, participated in the Carnegie Hall 100th anniversary celebration, and performed twice on the internationally televised Grammy Awards, and has appeared on many nationally broadcast television programs, He has collaborated with composers John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Joaquin Rodrigo, F. Moreno Torroba, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and premiered new concert works in an effort to keep the guitar in the musical forefront. He is the recipient of two Grammy nominations in the category of Best Classical Recording. He was given the acclaimed American Academy of Achievement Award for excellence in the field of music. He also was presented with the 2000 Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Classical Guitarist and the 2003 University Musical Society's Distinguished Artist Award.

Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university located on the a 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. Pepperdine is ranked in the top tier of major universities in America and is known for achieving the highest standards of academic excellence in its undergraduate program, and in its School of Law, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, School of Public Policy, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Pepperdine University is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University provides high-quality activities for over 50,000 people from 1,000 zip codes annually through performances, rehearsals, museum exhibitions, and master classes. Located on Pepperdine's breathtaking Malibu campus overlooking the Pacific, the center serves as a hub for the arts, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Facilities include the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the "black box" Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

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“No Shade” directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Part of ADIFF Music and Society Film Series

“Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band” director Carol Bash will be hosting Q&A after film screening

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will be playing from Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 W 120th St.

Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films”

— African Diaspora International Film Festival

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The African Diaspora International Film Festival Women’s History Month celebration is a modest homage to women who, behind the camera, have told stories seldom told with the intention of changing or correcting a male defined narrative that is so often incomplete. Their work is a revolutionary endeavor that goes against many taboos that have silenced women’s voices for centuries. Haiti, Guadeloupe, Chad, Senegal, the UK, US, Tunisia, are the countries of origin of these women filmmakers whose work is a song to the imagination and creativity of women.

Highlighting the program is the presentation of No Shade directed by Award-winning dermatologist turned first-time filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. Told through the prism of love, relationships, dating and marriage, No Shade is a romantic comedy-drama that provides a raw perspective on the issue of colorism. The film scooped the 2018 New York African Diaspora International Film Festival Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color. The drama explores the hardships of the modern dating world through the dysmorphic presence of colorism as well as the fetishization of black women.
Celebrating African-American artists is the program Black Divas: Josephine Baker & Mary Lou Williams. Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man's World by Annette von Wangenhei celebrates the artist, the woman and the activist and Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is about the leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender. There will be a discussion with Carol Bash, director of the Mary Lou Williams documentary after the screening of both films on Sunday, March 31 @ 4PM.

Other artists celebrated in the program are Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) who was born in Guadeloupe of a Senegalese enslaved woman and a French nobleman and who became one of the most remarkable figures of the 18th century as outlined in the documentary Black Mozart in Cuba by Stephanie and Steve James. Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me by Olivia Lichtenstein is an entertaining and moving musical documentary that explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.

African women are telling powerful stories behind the camera. BAFTA-award winning director Rungano Nyoni’s debut film, I Am Not a Witch, set in modern-day Zambia, is the satirical, provocative, and enchanting African tale of a young girl accused of being a witch. I Am Not a Witch was the official UK submission to the 2019 Oscar race in the Foreign Language Film category. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother whom she informed on, a young woman arrives in France illegally following Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and discovers a new world of both hope and danger, in Foreign Body the fourth feature film by Tunisian writer-director Raja Amari (Satin Rouge, Buried Secrets). The program African Women Directors features the work of African women filmmakers Zara M. Yacoub (Chad) & Khady Sylla (Senegal) who address issues of abuse and mutilation of children and women in Africa in their films Feminine Dilemma and The Silent Monologue.

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will open on March 29 with a FREE screening of Looking for Life by Haitian filmmaker Claudette Coulanges, a documentary about resourcefulness in the face of poverty and globalization, which introduces the viewer to two women, Anne-Rose and Rosemene, who each one has their own particular way of battling through life. The program also features a Q&A with director Yoruba Richen who will discuss her documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, the real story of the Green Book, the guide that changed how black people traveled in America.

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will be at Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 W 120th St. Tickets are $11 and $13. Weekend Pass is $50.

For more information about the African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive links and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail pr@nyadiff.org.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.



6:30pm – Looking for Life – FREE Screening! (Haiti) 

8:00pm – The Black Mozart in Cuba (Guadeloupe/Cuba) 


2:00pm – African Women Directors: Zara M. Yacoub & Khady Sylla (Chad, Senegal)

3:20pm – I’m Not a Witch (Zambia)

5:15pm – No Shade – Back by popular demand! (UK)

7:40pm – The Green Book: Guide to Freedom – Q&A (USA) 


2:00pm – Foreign Body(Tunisia)

4:00pm – Black Divas: Josephine Baker & Mary Lou Williams(Germany, USA)

6:30pm – Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me  (UK/USA)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM is made possible in part thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; the New York City Council in the Arts; the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation administered by LMCC; and WBAI.

Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as The Tracker by Rolf de Heer (Australia), Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (France), Gospel Hill by Giancarlo Esposito (USA), Darrat/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt), The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (Senegal), White Lies by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand), and The Citizen by Roland Vranik (Hongary), among others.

Attracting a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African-American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories

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National Center for Performance Health to Hold Discussion on Mental Health & Effects on Performance of Student Athletes

National Center of Performance Health announced that it will be holding a groundbreaking community-wide educational panel on Student Athlete Emotional Fitness.

We are very excited about educating the community on the link between athletics, school performance, and mental health”

— Rahul Mehra, CEO National Center for Performance Health

TAMPA, FL, USA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Center of Performance Health announced today that it will be holding a historic and groundbreaking community-wide educational panel on Student Athlete Emotional Fitness. Entitled Game Changer, the event will focus on NCAA student athletes, the need to destigmatize the topic of mental health, and the need to provide student athletes with access to mental health resources. The panel will be held at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. on April 18th 8am to 10am.

The Chief Medical Officer of the NCAA has stated that “Concussion is the elephant in the room, but mental health is the most important health issue facing our student athletes. My hope is that the NCAA’s leadership role in mental health will not only lead to improved access for all student athletes, but also transform the nature of mental health care access in society.” Furthermore, recent studies have shown that increased access to mental health services have shown to improve performance on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

Individuals participating on the panel include Coach Mike Cerino (Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Limestone College), Adam Ranns (ATC Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Health, Limestone College), Rahul N. Mehra, M.D. (CEO and Chief Physician Executive, National Center for Performance Health), Aaron Taylor (Mental Health Advocate, Super Bowl Champion, CBS Sports Analyst), and Robyn Hussa Farrell (CEO and Founder, Sharpen).

“We are very excited about educating the community on the link between athletics, school performance, and mental health,” said Rahul Mehra, CEO and Chief Physician Executive of the National Center for Performance Health. “Our panel will be thought provoking and outline specific opportunities that can be implemented across high school and postsecondary institutions.”

About National Center for Performance Health
The National Center for Performance Health is a unique organization designed with one goal in mind – to help you become your best. Our dedicated team is headquartered in Tampa, FL and led by Rahul Mehra, M.D. Our services are never out of reach with our professional network of over 10,000 providers, physicians, and psychologists throughout the world. All our coaches are highly qualified and hold advanced degrees in the behavioral health field with at least two years of relevant clinical experience. We use advanced medical research and technology to achieve proven results. If you’ve ever thought about taking your game to the next level, then we can help.

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Girls Party in Paris New Fun Travel Reward Launches to Celebrate Equality

Celebrate Love Freedom Equality at 2020 International Women's Day

Celebrate Love Freedom Equality at 2020 International Women’s Day

Girls Party in Paris...Perfect Trip for College Reunions + Girls Scout Troops + Sorority Sisters Too

Girls Party in Paris…Perfect Trip for College Reunions + Girls Scout Troops + Sorority Sisters Too

Join to Help Kids & Enjoy Fun Trips www.RecruitingforGood.com

Join to Help Kids & Enjoy Fun Trips www.RecruitingforGood.com

Recruiting for Good is on a fun mission to help fund summer camp; and is rewarding participation with small group party trips to Celebrate Women's Day in Paris.

Join Girls Party in Paris to Celebrate Love…Freedom…Equality at Women's Day in 2020”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good a purpose driven staffing agency on a mission to help fund summer camp scholarships is rewarding participation with meaningful party travel. Join to help L.A. kids and enjoy Fun Paris Trips to celebrate 2020 International Women's Day.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “Did you know 2020 is the Centennial of 19th Amendment the 'Right to Vote for Women?' Our Fun Girls Party in Paris trips are perfect for college reunions, empty nest moms (who seek fun purposeful girlfriends group travel), Girl Scout troops, and sorority sisters too."

How to Earn a Girls Party in Paris Trip

Organize a group of friends (moms or Girls Scout Troop not to exceed 10) that wants to travel to Paris in 2020.

At least one participant (from the group) must live in Southern California.

The group participates in Recruiting for Good by no later than July 1, 2019.

Carlos Cymerman adds, “Women are socially connected to family members and friends who are executives working at companies that hire professionals from staffing agencies."

1. When a successful introduction is made to Recruiting for Good that leads to someone getting hired.
2. Recruiting for Good is paid a finder's fee (by the company).
3. Then, a portion of the finder's fee is shared to fund a summer camp scholarship and to reward funding toward the groups; flights, hotel, and tours.

To sign up email carlos(at)recruitingforgood(dot)com.


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. We generate proceeds to help fund camp scholarships; and reward participation with fun meaningful travel. www.RecruitingforGood.com

Since October 2017, Recruiting for Good has been sponsoring Our Moms Work…a personal cost free mentoring service in Santa Monica; helping moms find joy, and love work. www.OurMomsWork.org

We Party for Good is a Purpose Driven community service helping fund rewarding party travel to experience the World's Best Art, Culture, Dance, Music and Sports. Join us to see the world, meet like-minded friends, and grow from within. www.WePartyforGood.com

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Dr. Eugenio Galindo provides a closer look at the Texas Medical Association

Dr. Eugenio Galindo

Physician Dr. Eugenio Galindo shares an insight into the Texas Medical Association following his decades-long oncology career.

MISSION, TEXAS, USA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A member of the Texas Medical Association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, respected oncologist Dr. Eugenio Galindo is also a member of the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Here, Dr. Galindo shares an insight into the Texas Medical Association, the largest state medical society in the United States.

"Whether a doctor is in a solo, small, or group practice, the Texas Medical Association offers many of the essential services, educational resources, and tools called for by physicians here in the Lone Star State," reveals oncologist Dr. Galindo, a specialist cancer doctor, and a resident of the Rio Grande Valley.

The Texas Medical Association was first established by a group of physicians in 1853 to provide medical and public health education for physicians in Texas and their patients. "Right from its inception, the association has also focused on legislative and regulatory advocacy and health policy research," adds Dr. Galindo. "The very first president of the Texas Medical Association," he goes on, "was Joseph Taylor, while today, currently in charge is association president Douglas Curran, MD."

A professional nonprofit organization currently representing more than 53,000 physicians, residents, medical student, and alliance members, in 1991 the Texas Medical Association opened the 'History of Medicine Gallery' on the ground floor of the association's headquarters in Austin. "Items from the Texas Medical Association archives and collections," Dr. Galindo reveals, "are displayed in regularly changing exhibits within the gallery."

Furthermore, the Texas Medical Association also owns and publishes 'Texas Medicine,' a monthly members' news magazine which presents information on public health, medical economics, science, medicolegal issues, medical education, legislative affairs, and more.

"More recently," Dr. Eugenio Galindo adds, wrapping up, "the Texas Medical Association has, in addition, begun publishing a monthly e-newsletter called 'Action' which reports, digitally, and via email, on the latest information surrounding the medical community here in Texas."

Graduating in the 1980s and practicing at the South Texas Cancer Center for six years before transferring to McAllen Oncology in Edinburg, Texas, where he remains settled today, Dr. Eugenio Galindo is an experienced and highly-regarded oncologist. In addition to the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Galindo—who is fluent in English and Spanish—is likewise a member of the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society and both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians. Today, Dr. Galindo also holds the title of Medical Director at the Edinburg-based DHR Health Oncology Institute.

To find out more about Dr. Eugenio Galindo or to get in touch, please visit https://www.facebook.com/McAllenOncology/.

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Paid Subscription from 176th Country Solidifies CanadaQBank as a Leading Provider of Medical Test Prep Software

CanadaQBank, an industry leading provider of online medical and engineering exam study guides, announces a recent subscription from its 176th country.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Despite its name, CanadaQBank, the provider of online medical and engineering test prep software, provides subscriptions to students all over the globe. Recently, the company announced a paid subscription from its 176th country. That subscription comes from Somalia, a country in the eastern part of Africa.

CanadaQBank provides access to numerous question banks for medical placement and licensing exams in countries like the US, UK, and Canada. The question banks are perfect for students planning to take any of the following:

• MCCQE Part 1 and 2
USMLE Step 1 and 2

The company’s unique software offers numerous features to students, including two modes: timed and tutor. Timed mode simulates the actual testing environment and requires students to answer a specific number of questions in the allotted time; tutor mode allows students to answer questions at their own pace. Students can also enable topic mode, which allows them to study questions in topics of their choice specific to the exam to which they subscribe.

CanadaQBank also provides a “My Questions and Notes” feature which allows students to ask their own questions related to the ones in the question banks or take notes to help solidify their knowledge. Performance monitoring allows students to see how they score, how their most recent scores compare to previous ones, and even how their scores compare to other students who are taking similar practice exams.

CanadaQBank operates on a subscription-based model and is available on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Visit their website to start your subscription today and choose from one of several affordable payment plans. CanadaQBank is also available to institutions like schools and libraries, allowing them to pass the service on to their students at discounted rates. Students in 176 countries rely on CanadaQBank’s amazing question banks to help them prepare for their exams.

You can also like CanadaQBank on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check out their YouTube channel for helpful videos that will help solidify your learning. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices as well as the Microsoft Surface and Windows 8.1 or 10 computers.

About the Company: CanadaQBank got its start in 2008, and it launched in August of that year with its current domain – www.CanadaQBank.com. It has since grown from its initial single question bank for the MCCEE with 2000 multiple-choice questions to the huge repository of information it is today. As of March 2019, the company has paid subscribers from 175 of the 195 countries throughout the world, and in May 2019, it will offer its newsletter consisting of important information about licensing exams and the medical industry across 35 distinct newsletters. For more information please visit https://canadaqbank.com.

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PopFizz Announces Free Coding Workshop for Girls in High Schools in the Bay Area in Partnership with Chicktech

Using the concept of bringing art to life, this workshop will focus on creating interactive 3D objects using Javascript, HTML and CSS.

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — PopFizz Computer Science (https://popfizz.io), a comprehensive platform that provides Computer Science courses for middle and high school teachers and students, announced their one day free coding workshop for girls in high schools in partnership with Chickteck (https://chicktech.org) that will focus on 3D objects using Javascript, HTML and CSS. The aim of the workshop is to get girls more excited about computer science and providing them with the opportunity to learn how to code.

“As a woman in tech, it has become my personal mission to help girls play a leading role in the tech field” said Jane Lee, CEO and Founder of PopFizz CS. “This internal drive and passion for computer science has led me to found PopFizz. Working with Chicktech in designing this workshop has a very special meaning to me. I hope we get more opportunities to help girls develop their skills and join this very competitive workforce” she also added.

“The theme of this workshop, which will take place on March 30th from 10 am to 4 pm at Holberton School in San Francisco is called “Bring Art to Life through 3D Optics” where we will explore on how to create interactive 3D objects using Javascript, HTML and CSS” Jane Lee said.

"Chicktech supports women and girls interested in furthering their education in STEM related fields, and by partnering with PopFizz CS we've been able to expand our reach in the local community and beyond. We're currently working with PopFizz in the Bay Area, but we look forward to collaborating with them on many fronts" said Kelsey Carter, Workshop Coordinator for Chicktech.

For more information on 3D Art workshop, please visit (https://bit.ly/2OmKkG4)

PopFizz Computer Science is a one stop solution for teaching and learning computer science at Middle and High Schools. PopFizz CS provides automated code grading system, real time progress tracker and ready-made assignments, labs, and exams so that anyone can start teaching computer science. Based in San Mateo, CA PopFizz CS has over 1,000 subscribers currently and works with pilot schools across the nation. To learn more about PopFizz CS, please visit https://popfizz.io.

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Allentown Charter School EEACS Holds High School Career Day

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Executive Education Charter School in Allentown holds Career Day for high school students

High school students at EEACS got to learn about a variety of career options at the school’s Career Day.

ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — High School Career Day was held at Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown on Wednesday, February 6. High school students had the chance to talk one-on-one with the Lehigh Valley’s first responders, business leaders, medical professionals, manufacturers, and more.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to learn more about the wide range of careers available to them, talk to experts in their field, and perhaps find a passion they didn’t know they had,” says Robert Lysek, founder and CEO of the Lehigh Valley charter school.

EEACS is partnered with dozens of businesses and organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley. As part of the school’s business education curriculum, high school students participate in internships, spend time with career mentors, and listen to guest speakers. The educational program presents students with their first glimpse into corporate culture.

Community partners include the Allentown Police Department, The Morning Call, and Josh Early Candies. Career Days are also available for middle school students.

To learn more about the business education curriculum available to students at EEACS, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/academics/business-education-program/.

About EEACS: Founded in 2014 by highly experienced educators and management, Executive Education Academy Charter School, authorized for grades K-12 by the Allentown School District, leads the way in education by offering its 1,300 students opportunities for growth both in and out of the classroom. EEACS combines all mandated studies with a unique student-corporate culture. To learn more, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/.

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Tracey Chew of TLC Mindfulness Mentor to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yes, leaders have responsibilities: money to raise, deadlines to meet, payroll to make; that doesn't mean you forget to breathe. It doesn't mean you forget that you have a body that needs rest. Leaders need to take care of ourselves to access the creativity and wisdom that made us leaders in the first place. Mindfulness helps leaders choose how to respond instead of automatically reacting to life’s challenges. Meditation changes our brains to be more resilient to stress and better problem solvers.

Tracey Chew has dedicated her life to serving others. Previously a nonprofit executive and Peace Corp volunteer, today Tracey is the founder of TLC Mindfulness Mentor, a coaching practice that teaches mindfulness and meditation to leaders. Meditation is just as important for our mental, emotional and physical health as diet, exercise and sleep. The quality of our day and our work diminishes if we are missing any of these 4 ingredients.

“Mindfulness and meditation saved my life,” says Tracey. “They’ve helped manage my thinking so I could manage my stress and heal from chronic sickness. They make me more intuitive, more proactive, more productive, healthier and happier. Mindfulness and meditation make life easier and help me be the best that I can be. That’s the message that I want to give out to the world.” But the benefits occur only with consistent daily practice, like learning to play a musical instrument, I improve with time and effort.

Many of us live under a false belief that we need our stress to be effective and proactive, but we are actually not our best self when we’re under stress. Tracey helps her clients destress and access wisdom in order to make important life choices for themselves.

“What I realized in my journey was that my mind was actually the cause and the cure,” says Tracey. “Once I learned to question my thinking and use meditation as a tool to calm down my thinking and get in tune with my body, my life really started to change, and the healing began.”

According to Tracey, our journey is to recognize we have three wonderful things to guide us to a fulfilling life: our mind, our body and our heart. The heart is more than just an organ that pumps blood. It has its own intelligence that guides our actions with wisdom if we listen to it. Mindfulness helps us pay attention and listen.

“We’ve got to lead from the heart,” says Tracey. “When we access our heart wisdom, we access our love, our strength and the solutions flow.”

Mindfulness and meditation are proven to help increase kindness and compassion in the brain. That’s why Tracey says she loves to coach people in the workforce. That's where we spend most of our time and energy and that's where we generate most of our stress.

“I'm all about promoting positive relationships, positive thinking, positive experiences, positive communication. I'm here to increase positive energy on the planet. If I can cultivate that in myself, I can help others.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Tracey Chew in an interview with Jim Masters on March 27th at 1pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on TLC Mindfulness Mentor, visit www.traceychew.com

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Nurse Practitoner Teresa Anne Palmer Returns to CUTV News Radio

TRUSSVILLE, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The wise ancient Greek physician Hippocrates said “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” How much do we actually understand the validity of these powerful words? If so what are doing to live by them and combat sickness and diseases?

Teresa is a top notch Nurse Practitioner, well-being consultant and educator with a special Interest in Integrative Health medicine.

“We have everything within us to heal,” says Teresa. “We possess our own power and it’s just a matter of recognizing and utilizing it. When it comes to illness and disease we have been woefully treating the symptoms instead of figuring out how we can prevent it from occurring. We look to Physicians and Nurse Practitioners as being the ones who are solely responsible for having to cure us. In doing this, we give away our personal power which leaves us feeling helpless and discouraged.”

Obviously misfortunes like slips and falls and car accidents are not within our control but we can prevent health problems such as our blood pressure and what makes us ill like stress, smoking, lack of exercise that have been documented to lead to a tremendous amount of illnesses.

“There are so many ways we can contribute to our well-being through our thoughts and attitudes in our everyday living,” says Teresa. “How we build relationships with people is crucial and our ability to let things go that don’t serve us anymore. “ Forgiving, not forgetting, because you can’t forget events that happen and traumatize us but in order to move on in life you need to let it go.”

According to Teresa we need to connect our hearts with our brains. What we authentically feel gets transmitted to the brain so if we are feeling joyful then the signals in the brain send out the feel good hormones. With negative emotions like uneasiness, fear, and worry the brain gets the signal that’s something is amiss so how we think over a period of time affects our ability to stay healthy.

“There are numerous basic things that can relax us and put our minds at ease,” says Teresa. “Like journaling, meditation, communing with nature, and yoga will allow your body to find solace and peace.”

Teresa’s main focus is to assist people to be empowered and in control of their health by learning how to manage stress.

“Everybody wants to be in optimal health and we just haven’t been taught the proper tools,” says Teresa. “The most monumental thing is recognizing and managing stress because we know it has a critical impact on our mind, body, and soul.”

By enjoying ourselves and having fun, engaging in movement through any kind of exercise we have the most powerfully effective method to keep ourselves in the most superlative health.

“Try to be mindful of the beauty in the world,” says Teresa. “Being genuinely happy in the inside is what you project to the world. We are all universally interconnected and we should care for one another with the most upmost love and respect.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Teresa Anne Palmer in interview with Jim Masters Tuesday March 26th at 2 p.m. EST.

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Written by: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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