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Video interviewing is the most significant new employment tool added to the hiring process in the last decade. It’s not a question of if you will be interviewed via video, but when. Be prepared!”

— Heidi Allison

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, May 29, 2020 / — In light of the dramatic shift in the employment landscape over the past few months, employers have begun to rely more heavily on video interviews to find the perfect employee. It’s a trend that will grow in the coming months and years, as employment practices evolve and the efficiency and convenience of these interviews becomes clear. offers a revolutionary new service for job seekers that allows them to create a mock video interview and have it evaluated by a team of employment experts. These specialists will go through your video point by point, providing comprehensive feedback and advice on the elements that employers consider during the hiring process.
Why is this a tool every job seeker should utilize? First impressions are critical, and a short video interview may be your one and only opportunity to impress a prospective employer. An effective video interview is an essential job seeking tool, along with your resume, professional list of references, and letters of recommendation.
3 Important reasons HR Professionals love the video interview (and why they’re here to stay):
• Practicality: With current social distancing guidelines, in-person meetings are a non-starter. Video calls are helpful but require a time investment by interviewers that is unwarranted in the early stages of determining candidate suitability. Reviewing a 3-5 minute interview video makes more sense than scheduling a live call or video chat with someone who may not even meet the initial job requirements.

• Efficiency: The time required to conduct interviews often means a significant delay in processing your application for employment; interviews are just one of many tasks in a busy hiring manager’s schedule. Prerecorded video interviews allow HR professionals to view your information whenever they have a free moment instead of waiting for a scheduled call or video chat, allowing for quicker advancement of the hiring process.

• Personalization: Video interviews personalize a candidate. That two-dimensional piece of paper your resume is printed on doesn’t tell them a thing about your outlook, the way you conduct yourself, or whether your personality might be a good fit for their organization. A video gives them strong indicators of all those things, and more.

Prerecorded interviews are sure to become the industry standard in reviewing job applicants. Make sure yours gives you the best possible chance of landing that new job!

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VCOM Provides First-Glance Research on New MindfulMEDS app For Medical School Students

VCOM-Carolinas and Sharpen partnered to create focused medical student content

The MindfulMEDS app allows medical students to learn valuable mindfulness and stress management techniques that will help them throughout their lives”

— Robyn Hussa Farrell, CEO and co-Founder of Sharpen

SPARTANBURG, SC, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — VCOM-Carolinas and Sharpen (a mental health content and technology company) shared their preliminary findings from a study of medical school students using a personal health app at the annual American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Conference in March. The app, MindfulMEDS, was created by Sharpen in partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Spartanburg and provides students self-help information, techniques, and guidance in a safe environment. Unique to Sharpen, the content is offered in the voices and perspectives of medical students themselves.

"As mental health continues moving to the forefront of campus discussions, Sharpen wants to provide something students can rely on for daily mental health maintenance," said Robyn Hussa Farrell, CEO and co-Founder of Sharpen. “The MindfulMEDS app allows medical students to learn valuable mindfulness and stress management techniques that will help them throughout their lives.”

As of April 2020, there were 111 registered users on the app, 2,978 pageviews on the homepage of the app, 777 pageviews on courses, and 29 contact clicks that connected students directly to a mental health resource. In light of these positive preliminary findings, Sharpen and VCOM hope this innovative approach provides a model for other medical students to follow given the profession’s desire to promote resilience and mental fitness of our medical students. To learn more about MindfulMEDS and its impact on medical school students, watch the virtual presentation shared during AACOM here.

Dr. Natalie Fadel, Director of Academic and Counseling Services at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, was excited to learn about Sharpen’s evidence-based mobile and web app rooted in building resilience.

“As a clinical psychologist working to support the mental health of medical students who are under an incredible amount of stress, I needed a resource that would engage our students and provide tools to use outside of individual sessions,” said Fadel. “Knowing that our students have access to a wealth of resources to support their mental health is reassuring, and also another important step we can take to reduce stigma around mental health in healthcare.”
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Sharpen Health emphasizes the collaboration and production of high-quality mental health content and community engagement. Aggregating its own original mental health content, as well as relevant mental health content from providers/producers that are shared on the application, Sharpen Health collaborates with licensed mental health providers to provide these targeted communities and audiences relevant information in a safe environment that offers private social networking, information sharing, and patient self-help techniques. Unique to Sharpen, the content is offered in the voices and perspectives of the audience being served. Sharpen offers colleges a way to efficiently and effectively implement telehealth services while offering students an array of supportive services. Sharpen can be the portal through which these services are offered to better serve the mental health needs of students.

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Vincent Imhoff and Shannon Dorvall of Imhoff & Associates, Dive Into Lori Loughlin’s Sentencing Over College Scandal

Vince Imhoff, Famed Criminal Attorney

Shannon Dorvall

"Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution"- Imhoff & Associates Newsletter

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 / — The United States Attorney’s Office has repeatedly suffered embarrassing incidents where their pattern of withholding exculpatory evidence has been exposed. Although the government has a history of withholding case damaging evidence, recently the tactics have been employed and exposed in very high-profile cases including the Lori Loughlin “Varsity Blues” case. The government ignored the rules and in doing so, broke the law and got caught. Their punishment should be swift and severe as the government would loudly demand against any defendant caught doing the same thing. Dismissal of the case would be true justice. Vincent Imhoff, Managing Director of Imhoff & Associates, and Shannon Dorvall, attorney at Imhoff & Associates, co-authored an article outlining these details in the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter. Check out the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter below for their reflections.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pled guilty on Friday, May 22, 2020, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office putting an end to the U.S. Attorney’s publicity nightmare of having been caught yet again withholding evidence in a high profile case. However, unlike the Michael Flynn case, the charges are not being dismissed. Instead, the defendants are being offered a remarkable deal of recommending to the court a two-month sentence, $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Loughlin and a five-month sentence, $250,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Giannulli despite waiting well over a year to enter a guilty plea. According to Imhoff & Associates Newsletter, “Other defendants who pled earlier received harsher sentences despite the early cooperation.”

Loughlin’s suggested sentence is in the middle of the sentences already handed down in the case. Has the U.S. Attorney’s Office suddenly gone soft and forgotten their longstanding practice of punishing defendants for pursuing trial and forcing the government to do actual work? Or is it more likely the government recognized the optics of the situation and chose to make an offer so irresistible that only a fool would choose trial when faced with more than 10 years in federal prison

The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter continues, “Although the court denied their motion to dismiss, he made it clear that the defendants could cross-examine on the “aggressive” tactics used with Marty Singer against parents in the alleged bribery scheme. The information gathering in cross-examination of the agents could embarrass the United States Attorney’s Office. Best to avoid such a light being shown in their dark corners by enticing the defendants into a deal that would seal off the defendants’ need to question the agents and expose the truth. A trial could have given ammunition to challenge guilty pleas of already sentenced defendants”.

In denying Loughlin’s attempt to dismiss the case, the court found that the actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office were an “imprudent underestimation of the context, relevance and potential exculpatory nature of the notes”. The court also found their actions in withholding the evidence as “irresponsible and misguided” but not “willful”. The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter goes on to state, “One hopes the attorneys in this case quote that language in their sentencing memorandums to the court and describe their client’s actions as ‘irresponsible and misguided’ because apparently the court feels there is no need to punish such actions. What is trying to find a work around to get your child into a competitive college by paying someone to go around the red tape but 'irresponsible and misguided'. The court still has the option of sentencing Loughlin beyond the negotiated two months but that seems unlikely given the propensity of the system to protect the government from deeper scrutiny in the prosecution of criminal cases".

In our system of criminal justice, the fairness of procedures takes precedence over the conviction of any single person. The procedural safeguards, while seen as the boring and unsexy part of a criminal cases, are set forth in the Bill of Rights and the presumption of innocence is enjoyed by all of us and enforced by the defendant in a criminal case. Without a meaningful challenge to the government, prosecutors have no incentive to follow the very rules they are supposed to uphold. Hearing the words “on behalf of the Government of the United States versus” is terrifying when your name finishes that sentence. The full weight of the United States behind the charges is supposed to be scary to make people think before they break the law. It takes fortitude to stand up and make them prove their case instead of folding at the first court appearance.

The courts have lost their desire to hold the government to such as standard. Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution. One of the tenets of the criminal justice system is that punishment acts as a deterrent to future bad acts. If the courts never punish the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their oft repeated bad acts in withholding crucial exculpatory evidence, how can anyone expect their behavior to change when the incentives to beg at the ever-flowing fountain of forgiveness from courts.

“Although defendants Loughlin and Giannulli derived some benefit from the government’s misdeeds, the court should demonstrate true blind justice by dismissal of all charges”, concludes the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter.

Imhoff & Associates, PC, provides the highest quality representation for individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. They understand that people who come to them are going through some of the most stressful times in their lives and want these individuals to know they do not have to work through these matters alone. Their nationwide criminal defense attorneys are prepared to provide creative, hard-hitting defenses for clients across the nation, no matter what the case may entail, how complicated matters may seem, or what crimes the accused are charged with. "We have a powerful and highly experienced team of attorneys from different legal backgrounds in your area and we bring the determination to win, a great deal of resources, and extensive knowledge to every case we handle", states Imhoff & Associates. "Let us put our extensive experience and successful track record of defending thousands of clients to work defending you!"

If you have been accused of committing a criminal offense, it is essential that you reach out to their firm as soon as possible. The sooner you begin working with them, the sooner they can begin examining every detail surrounding your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. Because they have experienced lawyers throughout the nation, they are knowledgeable of every state’s criminal laws, and know how all of these states’ criminal proceedings are carried out.

"Individuals who turn to our firm for defense are met with respect, honesty, and diligence throughout the entirety of their case," states Imhoff & Associates. "No two cases are alike, and we ensure every client is provided with the customized defense needed to meet their unique needs. We believe in doing everything we can to put our client's minds at ease, which is why we also implement one-time, flat-fees. This means you do not have to worry about how long you are on the phone with us or how many times you meet with us; you will never be charged any hidden expenses." With Imhoff & Associates, it looks like no matter what your case entails, you will work with the right attorney for your case; someone who is from your area, is well-versed in that particular area of law, and knows how to customize the best possible defense for your specific case.

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Now On Kickstarter, “Lucky Stiff,” A Popular Tony Mandolin Audiobook

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Tony Mandolin book #5 to be a new unabridged urban fantasy audiobook!

I have a new hero, Tony Mandolin, Private Eye Supreme.
This story has it all, a good detective story, a mystery to solve, a little fantasy, and good clean fun.”

— Paul J. for Readers Favorite

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 29, 2020 / — Robert Lee Beers is the author of the popular urban fantasy noir series The Tony Mandal Mystery. A ten-book series, Robert Lee Beers had the first four books beautifully produced into audiobooks with the help of Graphic Audio, an audiobook production company. But now, Robert Lee Beers is looking for a change of pace for book five in the series, Lucky Stiff.

In Lucky Stiff, readers quickly discover someone is messing around with Luck. In a city with some of the largest underground gambling mobs in the world, Tony Mandolin, San Francisco’s supernatural shamus, finds himself neck-deep in Cartels, Triads, and Russians. Soon the world-weary, cynical private investigator winds up in a card game where the loser has to give up a whole lot more than just his chips.
While the previous audiobooks featured a full-cast and sound effects mirroring old-time radio shows, each was an abridged version of the actual book. But now, Robert Lee Beers is partnering with Chris Herron, an accomplished narrator, and host of Tall Tale TV, to produce a full-length audiobook for Lucky Stiff. In this project, Chris Herron will narrate every word of Lucky Stiff and format it for enjoyment as an audiobook. A master at voice-over, Chris Herron brings a reputation for being the entire cast on his own and will use his voice talents to bring scenes and characters to life in exciting new ways.
A sample of chapter one’s narration is available on the Kickstarter campaign page. Money raised will be used to fund the production of the Lucky Stiff audiobook, and exclusive rewards will be made available to early backers as a token of their support. For a limited time, backers can receive a copy of Lucky Stiff in eBook format for just $5 or pledge additional support to receive other books from The Tony Mandal Mystery series. Some rewards are limited, so act fast. The Kickstarter campaign is located here:

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Catch the Premiere of the Critically Acclaimed, Animated Musical Comedy "Central Park” on Apple TV+

Central Park

A new animated musical comedy starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — The first two episodes of "Central Park" premieres Friday, May 29th, on Apple TV +. “Central Park” is a new animated musical comedy from Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard (“Bob’s Burgers”), executive producer Josh Gad (“Frozen”) and executive producer Nora Smith (“Bob’s Burgers”).

“Central Park” is an animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly and Cole in the world’s most famous park, while fending off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, who would love nothing more than to turn the park into condos.

The series voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci. Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Anthony Hamilton and Meghan Trainor have all penned songs for the series.

The new series premieres globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world’s most creative storytellers. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

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Dr. Prabhjot Gill Launches Health and Educational Blog and Videos Series

Dr. Prabhjot Gill has launched a complimentary blog and video series that provides valuable information on health and wellness in concise, digestible formats.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, May 29, 2020 / — In the midst of this year’s novel coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Prabhjot Gill is responding to public needs by launching a series of “Nova Health” videos and blogs aimed at spreading awareness and information on many of today’s most essential health and safety topics.

As a London general practitioner with a background in holistic care, Dr. Prabhjot Gill has always been passionate about promoting health and wellness. In the midst of the pandemic, he has launched his video and blog series as an initiative to extend his professional expertise to those who may not otherwise have access to reliable medical information.

While the blog and video series seek to make this valuable information widely available to anyone who might need it, its primary initiative is targeted especially at Hindi speakers in the UK and India, who may otherwise struggle to find accessible resources in a language they understand. These individuals may also be reluctant to seek help from a medical professional due to COVID-related concerns or their socioeconomic status.

Dr. Prabhjot Gill’s blog topics range from how to use a face mask and gloves correctly to how to naturally boost the immune system. His “Nova Health” videos touch on a range of valuable topics, including the benefits of intermittent fasting to lifesaving coronavirus breathing techniques.

Hosted on the online publishing platform Medium, Dr. Prabhjot Gill’s blogs are available to anyone with an internet connection. His “Nova Health” video series can be found on YouTube. Dr. Prabhjot Gill will be updating both outlets regularly as the coming months unfold in order to continue making this valuable information available to the public.

About Dr. Prabhjot Gill

Dr. Prabhjot Gill is a general practitioner with holistic care based currently out of London, UK. With a passion for providing care regardless of his patients’ background or culture, Dr. Prabhjot Gill is a multilingual GP who can readily conduct exams and interact with patients in English, Hindi, Bulgarian, Punjabi, and Urdu.

His background includes experience in the fields of primary care, urgent care, and private Medico-Legal work as a Medco accredited DME. He has been working as a full-time GP since 2016.

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Bianca Banks announces the release of her new podcast series

The MND Show With Bianca Banks

The MND Show With Bianca Banks

As Bianca Banks launches her new podcast series, The MND Show, she reveals that it will focus on current events and powerfully sensitive topics.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S., May 29, 2020 / — Bianca Banks has just launched her new podcast series, The MND Show. Banks is not the only presenter of the podcast and is joined by her daughter, Jasmine, as co-presenter.

The podcasts of The MND Show will soon start airing on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Considering that Bianca is not only an accomplished businesswoman, but has also had a stint in a reality show, is a well-known socialite, and community advocate, the show promises to touch on many interesting topics.
The MND Show will include participation from special guests, to help increase awareness where needed and to express their views on current trending topics. According to Bianca Banks, the idea of bringing her daughter in as co-presenter came to her when she realized that she wanted others to also understand the perspectives of the younger generation.

Bianca Banks feels that the young are far more sensitive to current issues than they are given credit for and can help shape a better future for the planet. The MND Show will touch on social, environmental issues, but will also look at the fun side of trending news and social events.
“Our celebrity guests will bring a fun take to the podcasts,” says Ms. Banks. “Other guest appearances will include people who work hard to make a difference within their communities through their various specialized fields of work.”
Banks has a keen interest in many philanthropic causes, but she is especially interested in the plight of the homeless, undeserved children, domestic violence, and abuse. She is particularly concerned about how most of these issues affect women and children.
Addiction is another area that Banks concentrates her charitable work on. She has said that for countries to see a decrease in the number of addicts, more attention must be paid to reducing domestic violence and abuse.

For those that are not aware of who she is: Bianca Banks is the CEO of her family-owned business. In her role as a business consultant, Banks is a powerful woman, but there is a soft side to her. This is the side that her viewers will enjoy on The MND Show.
As a single mother, Banks is divorced, this businesswoman understands the sacrifices that most women need to make to balance motherhood with a career. However, she strongly believes that women are the stronger of the two sexes and can have the best of both worlds if they set their hearts and minds to it.

Bianca Banks has also left her mark in the world of showbusiness. In 2017, she made her premiere in the entertainment business when she took part in a reality show. Bravo’s show was called “Invite Only Cabo” and Banks was a member of the main cast.
Larry Sims, the celebrity hairstylist, was the mastermind and star of the show. Sims invited Banks to join the cast that included other friends of his and the eight episodes included feuds and fun in the sun. The show was set in Cabo, Mexico, and the luxury vacation reality was filmed 24/7.

Since the end of the show, Banks has concentrated her efforts on her business, her family, and her role as community advocate and philanthropist.
As Banks prepares for the launch she stated, “Our communities need people who care about and understand their problems. The MND Show will concentrate on raising awareness and showing people how they can also offer their time or money to help various causes in their communities and beyond. Other than that, we plan to keep people company by offering them the most interesting trending stories, including many fun and informative conversations between us and our special guests on various interesting topics.”

The beautiful mother and daughter team have an energizing dynamic and promise to bring their vitality to each episode of their podcast.

Updates on the podcast can be found on Bianca Bank’s Instagram page @itsbiancabanks and on the podcast page @themndshow. The show will also be broadcast live from Hollywood, California on @Dash radio.
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International Student Entrepreneurs Awarded Top Honors in 2020 Conrad Challenge Virtual Innovation Summit

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The 2019-20 Conrad Challenge award winners were announced today

37 finalist teams from around the world convened for the three-day summit and showcased inventions designed to solve pressing global challenges

[Our students] have proven, once again, that they are truly the game-changers who will shape the future… We can hardly wait to see what they accomplish.”

— Nancy Conrad, founding chairman, Conrad Foundation

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, May 29, 2020 / — Seven teams of high school-aged student innovators from around the world were awarded top honors during the 2020 Conrad Challenge Virtual Innovation Summit, held May 27-29 on the Hopin platform. The Summit was the final round of the 2019-20 Conrad Challenge, the annual competition that unleashes the potential of students to use their innovative and entrepreneurial skills to create solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges. More than 600 teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 entered the 2019-20 competition, a Conrad Challenge record.

This was the 14th year of the Conrad Challenge, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Innovation Summit was held online for the first time. This successful pivot in event planning allowed the Summit to proceed and gave these deserving students the opportunity to experience the culmination of their year-long efforts.

The Challenge began in August, when teams submitted their initial entry and worked on their investor pitch, which they completed in November. Qualifying teams then advanced to the second round in mid-November and worked through mid-January to develop and refine a business plan, market study and visual representation of their commercially viable solutions. Their products were then reviewed and scored by subject matter experts and judges before the finalist teams in each category were selected.

The 37 finalist teams who competed for top awards at the Virtual Innovation Summit hail from eight countries: Australia, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and the United States. Each presented their new product in one of six categories: Aerospace & Aviation; Cyber-Technology & Security; Energy & Environment; Health & Nutrition; Transforming Education Through Technology; and Smoke-Free World. After submitting a video pitch and executive summary the week prior, the student teams participated in a live-video question and answer session with the panel of judges with expertise in business, industry, research and academia.

“Once again, the Conrad Foundation hosted a record number of young innovators who participated in the Conrad Challenge. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to host our in-person Innovation Summit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Like seasoned entrepreneurs, our students pivoted to an online platform and delivered their fantastic product ideas to our expert judges,” said Nancy Conrad founding chairman of the Conrad Foundation. "They have proven, once again, that they are truly the game-changers who will shape the future. We are so proud of them and their dedication to creating commercially viable solutions to global and local challenges. We can hardly wait to see what they accomplish."

The following teams were recognized as Pete Conrad Scholars, the competition’s top award named in honor of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad and his three-decade pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship:

– Aerospace & Aviation: EcoAero, Naperville North, Naperville, Ill.
– Cyber-Technology & Security: Opioid Overdose Prevention System, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax, Va.
– Energy & Environment: The PowerCycle, The British School, New Delhi, India; Lunair, Score Academy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
– Health & Nutrition: NeoSigno, Columbus Academy, Galena, Ohio
– Transforming Education Through Technology: StutterLess, Foothill High School, Pleasanton, Calif.
– Smoke-Free World, Eliminating & Reducing Teen Vaping: VapeEscape, team members from N.J., N.Y., and Dominican Republic
– Smoke-Free World, Repurposed Farmlands & Tobacco Crops: TobaccOats, Peak to Peak Charter School, Lafayette, Colo.

Each winning team receives a variety of prizes, including a distinctive medal and Pete Conrad Scholar certificate, a Dell 2-in-1 Chromebook, market research assessment from the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center, one-year associate membership to Sigma Xi, and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, special prizes are awarded the the winning teams in the Smoke-Free World category, sponsored by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), and the Transforming Education Through Technology category, sponsored by SMART Technologies. Full information on all prizes can be found here.

The “Power Pitch” awards, also presented by the Conrad Foundation, were earned by the teams who best presented their virtual pitch to the panel of judges, along with their peers and industry professionals. The following teams were recognized with this honor:

– Aerospace & Aviation: Astronyx, Oxford, United Kingdom
– Cyber-Technology & Security: NeuroSecure, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax, Va.
– Energy & Environment: Team Recycle Rex, Nigeria
– Health & Nutrition: PiezoPace, The Village School, Houston, Texas
– Transforming Education Through Technology: ScintillaVR, Mission San Jose High School, Freemont, Calif.
– Smoke-Free World, Eliminating & Reducing Teen Vaping: eduVape, Ed W. Clark High School, Las Vegas, Nev.
– Smoke-Free World, Repurposed Farmlands & Tobacco Crops: Nexkap, Cary Academy, Raleigh, N.C.

In addition to the Conrad Foundation awards, the following special awards were also distributed:

– NASA Goddard Technology Award: Etiam, The Village School, Houston, Texas, Singapore and United Kingdom
– AIAA Scholarship Award: Arjun Shah, EcoAero, Naperville North, Naperville, Ill.
– LeanGap Award: NeoSigno, Columbus Academy, Galena, Ohio
– Global Collaborator Award: Etiam, The Village School, Houston, Texas, Singapore and United Kingdom ; VapeEscape, team members from N.J., N.Y., and Dominican Republic; SpokeScience, team members from Ariz., Calif., Mass. and N.H.
– Teacher of the Year: Dr. Meg Hennessy, PiezoPace, The Village School, Houston, Texas
– Social Media Award: Astronyx, Oxford, United Kingdom

The 2019-20 Conrad Challenge was made possible by the support of its partners: The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, SMART Technologies, Bezos Family Foundation, NASA, Delaware North, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, Griffin Communications Group, Arent Fox, Camp BizSmart, Dell, Dentons, LeanGap, NEXUS, Tranquility Lodge, Sigma Xi, Wisconsin Innovation Service Center, AIAA, Clarkson University, Menlo College, Lewis & Clark College, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Charleston, and Florida Institute of Technology. The Challenge was also supported by media partners and champion partners. Learn more about all sponsors and partners.

To learn more about the 2019-20 winners, visit Students and educators interested in participating in the 2020-21 Challenge can sign up to receive more information by visiting the website.

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GEMINI Founder, Harry Hayman, Set To Provide FREE Business Consulting Support, Worldwide

Harry Hayman

Gemini Hospitality Consultants

At the end of the day what he really cares about is one’s mindset. “Our product at the end of the day is hope”. – Harry Hayman

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 / — As the world gradually starts to open its doors to consumers again, these turbulent times have left many to feel unsure about the appropriate measures to be taken to develop their businesses. Although many have worked out the recipes for great meals, a significant number of companies may not be familiar with the recipe for a successful restart. Harry Hayman, President of the comprehensive marketing program, GEMINI Hospitality Consultants, along with several other distinguished hospitality affiliations is here for you! As a hospitality and management specialist, Harry has been involved in a variety of Philly startups over the years. It’s safe to say that in these tough times, Harry knows a thing or two about the immediate responses available and needed. Harry wants to be a catalyst for the reopening of businesses-not just the restaurant industry but all businesses.

As a prominent Philly businessman, Harry Hayman, has an extensive knowledge of business do’s and don’ts. Founder of Feed Philly Coalition (FPC), an advocacy group that centralizes the fight against hunger and promotes a culture of food upcycling, Harry believes that “ We need to help the world open back up”. This has lead Harry to offer a 1/2-hour free consultation where “We can bitch and commiserate for a few minutes but then we are going to get down to how you are going to pivot and move forward”. While Harry has close connections with Philly, he believes his scope needs to be extended and is providing his services to be impactful worldwide. With the help of GEMINI, Harry believes that a great marketing strategy is creative and practical, proactive, not reactive, and keeps the budget and calendar top of mind.

Harry first made a name for himself in the restaurant and hospitality industries. His impressive resume of ventures has included the Bynum HOSPITALITY Group, Gemini Hospitality Consultants, EAST COAST SALOONS & RENEGADE TACOS, and has worked with VirusSafePro (, BestSeal ( LifeAire, Kognition, Servesafe, SYSCO, and many others. Such years of experience have helped Harry to now offer a "complete solution" to the customer-facing companies.

While Harry's team provides "practical goods," at the end of the day what he really cares about is one’s mindset. Harry states, “Our product at the end of the day is hope”. Harry Hayman currently participates in numerous forms of community involvement, including his frequent speaking engagements, the Feed Philly Coalition, and The Philadelphia Jazz Experience, which he founded and created.

To learn more about how Harry can help you and your needs, visit

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Harry Hayman

Harry Hayman is a prominent figure in Philadelphia, known for his many business ventures and charitable causes. Harry first made a name for himself in the restaurant and hospitality industries with an impressive resume of ventures that includes the Bynum Hospitality Group, GEMINI Hospitality Consultants, EAST COAST Saloons & RENEGADE Tacos. Harry Hayman currently participates in numerous forms of community involvement, including his frequent speaking engagements, the Feed Philly Coalition and The Philadelphia Jazz Experience, which he founded. From an early age, Harry Hayman knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. At age 17, he got his foot in the door of the bar business as a dish-washer in Washington, DC. Within the next couple of years, he would rise through the ranks and work just about every job you could think of in a bar. By 19, he started Presto! Design, marketing special events at local bars and restaurants.

While gaining real-world experience working in bars, he also pursued more traditional education. After attending Radnor High School, and then American University where he earned a B.A. in International Business and Finance, he wanted to prove to himself that he could get into the prestigious Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Harry spent a year at Wharton studying entrepreneurial management with a minor in English, and then took a leave of absence to expand the Bynum Hospitality Group’s operations and proceeded to open several new places. He was still a long way off from his future at EAST COAST Saloons, but his path lay clear before him. By now, he was ready to truly break out on his own as an entrepreneur. He founded GEMINI Hospitality Consultants, bringing with him many of the lessons and experience he’d learned from the restaurant industry.

With the passing decades, Harry gained experience in the fields of brand activation, charity, entrepreneurship, management, and marketing promotions, building his reputation for innovation and professionalism in the hospitality and entertainment industries. GEMINI continues to be a leader in consulting, helping those who want to enter into the restaurant industry get a handle on strategies for marketing and growth. Harry, meanwhile, continues to spend much of his time involved in community organizations, including speaking engagements and other activities. From dish-washer to consulting other entrepreneurs on how to get their business dreams off the ground, Harry Hayman has done it all.

Michael Levine
Michael Levine Media
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Connected Investors Matches Real Estate Sellers with Continuously Updated Buyers Network

Connected Investors introduces sellers to its online platform that matches their property listings with a dynamic network of buyers.

WILMINGTON, NC, USA, May 29, 2020 / — Connected Investors Matches Real Estate Sellers with Continuously Updated Buyers Network

Real estate sellers need access to a steady stream of buyers to help ensure a quick sale. Connected Investors introduces sellers to its online platform that matches their property listings with a dynamic network of buyers.

Connected Investors introduces its online real estate marketplace to sellers who wish to access new avenues for listing and selling their properties. Connected Investors’ online platform is open to anyone, and property listings are free. Connected Investors paid members can make community connections via the platform, allowing sellers to increase their opportunities to do business with buyers. These real estate investment communities provide sellers the ability to make connections in their home city, or any city in which they own property. The communities are a vital part of every real estate transaction on the Connected Investors marketplace, as the platform is designed to complement human connections with technology to facilitate real estate transactions.

Sellers who become paid members can access all of these Connected Investors features (also available in the platform demo):

● Nationwide Access
● Property Alerts
● Property Valuations
● Import / Export data
● Data Filtering
● 1000+ Integrations
● Next Step CRM

Free Property Listings & Members Only Platform Privileges
Sellers who are paid members of Connected Investors’ platform get fast access to buyers’ offers; often within minutes of listing their properties. The platform can provide many ways for sellers to track potential opportunities for property sales. Managing property portfolios, offers and buyer messages can be accomplished via a desktop computer or the dedicated Connected Investors app.

All of these capabilities are available in Connected Investors’ full-featured demo and becoming a Connected Investors member is free.

Connected Investors’ Private Lenders Help Facilitate Sales

One of the most important elements of the Connected Investors platform is its network of private, non-bank lenders. The platform connects sellers and buyers, and buyers to funding.
Buyers and other real estate investors can receive the funding they need for most any residential or commercial real estate transaction conducted on the platform. Sellers can list their properties on Connected Investors, knowing that buyers have access to thousands of private lending options.

How it works: Connected Investors attaches financing options to investment property listings. Buyers can connect to private and hard money lenders within the Connected Investors private lending network, who are interested in lending on various investment properties.

Additional Free Learning Resources

In addition to its real estate marketplace, Connected Investors provides free resources to help sellers get the most from their membership. Podcasts, videos, articles and more address dozens of pertinent topics, such as: ‘Study Of 50,000 Real Estate Investors Reveals Hottest U.S. Markets.’ This free real estate investing library is designed for both beginning and experienced investors, and the forums provide advanced and beginner discussions featuring video and text real estate Q&A.

For more information about the Connected Investors real estate marketplace and how sellers can receive a free trial of the platform, please contact:

Ailish Dwyer
Public relations

About Connected Investors
Connected Investors allows buyers and sellers to find off-market residential, commercial, & multi-family real estate investments that fit within the investor’s guidelines. Leveraging the largest social networking community dedicated to real estate investors (over 200,000 members), CI’s online marketplace and community connects buyers and sellers with real estate investment opportunities – providing a vast inventory of off-market properties, bulk property packages and more – all of which can be funded through CI’s centralized real estate investment funding portal,

Ailish Dwyer
Connected Investors
+1 888-204-7501
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Source: EIN Presswire