Harris Alumni Around The World

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The international impact of Harris Institute’s alumni is increasing.

Paul (Pavlo) Simtikidis will film his 3rd PBS Special in Santorini, Greece on August 6th and 7th. The special will air across North America in December as he continues to tour around the world. In Nashville, Terry Sawchuk was awarded the ‘MOST PLAYED COUNTRY SONG of the DECADE’ plaque for ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ at the renowned Ryman Auditorium.

In Denver, Colorado. Mike Denney’s MDM Recordings artist Jess Moskaluke performed Canada’s National Anthem at the ‘ALL STAR GAME’. In Los Angeles, Jason MacNeill won a Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Sound Editing’ for Odd Squad and he is nominated for the Directors Guild of Canada Award for ‘Best Sound Editing’ for Odd Squad. In London, England, Laura Wing is now the Associate Director, Independent Label Licensing, at Spotify.

After an internship at UBISOFT in Osaka, Japan arranged by Harris, Norio Koblizek-Kobayashi was hired as “Jr. Audio Designer”. He has now been promoted to “Associate Audio Designer”. Matt Snell was awarded a certificate from The Grammy’s as Engineer for Dua Lipa’s 2 X Platinum “Future Nostalgia’, which won The Grammy in Los Angeles for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’.

In Toronto, Julian Taylor re-signed with Warner Music Canada. Now a solo artist, his band ‘Staggered Crossing’ was signed by Warner 20 years ago. In 2021 he has been nominated for 2 JUNO Awards, Polaris Music Prize, Jim Beam Indies, Canadian Folk Music Award and Indigenous Music Award. He performed live for the first time in 2 years at The Horseshoe on Saturday, July 24th.

Harris Institute is a recognized international leader in audio production and music industry education. One-year diploma programs start in November, March and July.

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Directors Charles Burnett, David Massey & Class of 2021 Directors Screen New Works at BHERC Reel Black Men Film Festival

Reel Black Men 2021

Reel Black Men 2021

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Reel Black Men 2021 Selected Film Poster

21 Black male directors from America, Canada, and Cameroon share their films curated to present a diverse selection of movies with a global online audience,

Look for great films of drama, horror, romantic comedy, documentary, and even sci-fi. The stories are historical and contemporary, fictional and non-fictional including the issue of COVID – 19.”

— John Forbes, BHERC Executive Director/RBM Festival Director

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Hollywood, CA) – The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced 21 films selected from 500 entries submitted from across the globe for the 24th Annual BHERC Reel Black Men Film Festival (RBMFF) Online on www. BHERC.TV Saturday, August 7th through Sunday, August 22nd, 2021.

BHERC RBMFF amplified this year's selection of films offered to the public for viewing, with entries by both the trailblazing filmmaker Charles Burnett "Killer of Sheep" and Academy award-nominated director David Massey. "Last Breeze of Summer." "I am excited about the selections for the 2021 festival. They are truly outstanding. They are great stories that include drama, horror, romantic comedy, documentary and event sci-fi." elated John Forbes, Executive Director of BHERC. "The content is diverse and tells both historical and contemporary, fictional and non-fictional stories. They are compelling in many cases, including the issue of the COVID – 19 pandemic." In its continued effort to support youth filmmakers' growth, development, and promotion, BHERC RBMFF is proud to have selected a standout film by 17-year-old Karston C. Singleton, "Blind With Temptation." Karston is an 11th grader who attends Science Leadership Academy, tries to live as complete a life as he can, joining many clubs and participating in many programs, and is currently pursuing a CTE program for photography and filmography. He hopes his creations spur happiness and meaning to the lives of many.

The BHERC Reel Black Men film festival made its online debut in 2020 due to COVID – 19 and continues the format for the 2021 festival. Featuring the short films from emerging and veteran Black filmmakers, BHERC takes pride in featuring these selected works created by Black male directors and producers. The film screenings and panels are opportunities for directors to showcase their skills – directorial skills in particular – talent and vision while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss important issues, the filmmaker's artistry, passion, and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process. The 2021 selections are:

• Dagmawi Abebe, Director/Writer The Ball Method
• Coyo Alexander, Director; Dakarai Akil, Writer AMERICA
• Muhammad Bilal, Director/Writer/Producer The Blue Cave
• Charles Burnett, Director; Jonathan Burnett, Producer After The LockDown: Black Hollywood
• Andre` Campbell, Director Say My Name
• Dr. Thaddeus W. Jones, Jr., Director/Writer The Gazelle
• Michael McNeil, Director/Writer/Producer; Khalief Kelly, Writer Track A Package
• David G. Massey, Director Passage
• Joshua Otis Miller, Director/Writer Something Beautiful Frankline Nwochuze, Director NWEH (a tree god) –
• Richard B. Pierre, Director/Writer/Producer An Uninvited Guest
• Jonathan Rowan, Director/Writer/Producer Man Down
• Khalid Sena, Director; Ramesh, Writer Concrete Rose
• Jordan Shanks, Director/Producer Never Again
• Kreston C. Singleton, Director/Writer/Producer Blind With Temptation
• William H. Smith, Ed.D., Director/Writer/Producer The Preacher & The Rabbi
• Mitchell Ugwuezi, Director; Joseph Filani, Producer/Writer The Message
• Larry Ulrich, Director/Writer/Producer I'm Not Special
• Lawrence "LAW" Watford, Director/Writer/Producer CATHARSIS
• Gerald Webb, Director/Writer/Producer – $TACK$

The BHERC RBMFF continues its mission to promote and bring to the public outstanding films created by male emerging and veteran filmmakers of African and African American descent. This 24th year provides a global audience the opportunity to screen the movie online at www.BHERC.TV, a new streaming service launched in February 2020, offers short film content — from comedy to drama, narratives to docudrama — produced and directed by Black Filmmakers. BHERC TV is a leading worldwide provider of narrative and documentary short films about the African American experience and content from across the diaspora and diverse populations.

About the Host BHERC – Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future Blacks in film and television. Through film festivals, award ceremonies, book signings, script readings, contests, scholarships, other programs, and special events, BHERC recognizes the contributions of Black men and women in front of and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Screenings take place at www.BHERC.TV August 7th through August 22nd, 2021, 5:00 PM. Panels with the filmmakers will
be announced at a later date. Log on to www.bherc.TV to register. Admission to the festival is $10.00. For general and festival information, please call 310-284-3170, email John Forbes at John@bherc.org, or visit the website www.BHERC.org. For more information about BHERC TV, log on to www.bherc.TV

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THE SLEEPING NEGRO (Slamdance 2021) Acquired by ArtMattan Films

A Black man is sleeping in the air. He levitates.

The Sleeping Negro

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Director Skinner Myers

ArtMattan Films has announced the acquisition of Black radical drama THE SLEEPING NEGRO by award-winning filmmaker Skinner Myers.

A superb character study of a black man, how he sees himself and how he was treated by society, it is surreal yet real and terrifying.”

— Ulkar Alakbarova, moviemovesme.com

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — THE SLEEPING NEGRO had its world premiere at Slamdance 2021. It is currently screening in festivals in the USA and around the world. It will start its US theatrical run on Dec. 3 at Cinema Village in New York and at the Glendale in LA, before getting a digital and home-video release.

THE SLEEPING NEGRO opens with James Baldwin’s quote “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in rage almost all the time”. It tells the story of a young Black man, simply identified as “Man,” who must resolve the personal meaning of his blackness when his white boss orders him to commit fraud to benefit the corporation. Struggling with an overwhelming sense of shame for going through with the illegal demand, Man seeks consolation by discussing his unease with a black former friend and his white fiancé. This does not go well.

“Following on the footstep of the LA Rebellion filmmakers, Skinner Myers tells a very personal and intimate Black story in a radically non-traditional cinematic style as a means to express freely his feelings as a Black man in America” says Dr. Reinaldo B. Spech, Principal at ArtMattan Films. “We are delighted to get behind this amazing independent production and all that it represents. It is completely in line with our own vision as independent film distributors spotlighting the human experience of people of color all over the world. This film is unapologetic, powerful and, in my view, a meaningful and relevant film about the African-American experience that should be seen by everyone.” adds Dr. Spech.

"A superb character study of a black man, how he sees himself and how he was treated by society, it is surreal yet real and terrifying." ~ Ulkar Alakbarova, moviemovesme.com

"Remaining asleep to Myers as an African-American is a sin, but so is to be completely awake to the point where love for the self is all but embraced. In this impassioned, vigorous, lucid cinematic journey, the bleak, bruised-yet-fighting spirit of one Kendrick Lamar’s and every other prominent African artist strikes like lightning, and resonates like thunder." ~ LOUIE BAHAROM, cinephiliaph.wordpress.com

SKINNER MYERS is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. He has written and directed 11 films, including 'La Tierra del Exodo', 'Nightmares by the Sea', 'Things of Beauty Burn' and 'Frank Embree', which took home the Grand Jury Award at Hollyshorts. 'The Sleeping Negro' is his first feature film. Myers has studied at Columbia, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.

Diarah N’Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Films – Tel (212) 864-1760, e-mail: Info@africanfilm.com

ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2021 twenty nine years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, The Pirogue, White Lies, The Man Who Mends, The Citizen and Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba and more recently The Last Tree, Made in Bangladesh and Marighella. More info at www.AfricanFilm.com

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HRH Prince Jagadeesh Daneti addresses Indian Bureaucrats on Mission Kalam Anniversary Celebrations

MISSION KALAM reached Millions of Global Citizens thus making Pink Jaguars Entertainment prestigiously popular.

The unconditional love, emotion, trust and best of the blessings from every Global Citizen and Members of J EMPIRE and Pink Jaguars Entertainment has been the fuel for my success and prosperity.”

— HRH Prince Jagadeesh Daneti

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Indian Bureaucrats and World Influencers congratulated HRH Prince Jagadeesh Daneti and team of Pink Jaguars Entertainment on the first anniversary of the MISSION KALAM Global Convention.

The Kalinga Royal House and HRH Prince JD honored Dr. Hari Eppanapally, Chairman of Mission Kalam, USA with the title of "Dr. Hari Kalam" towards his selfless contribution in the field of sustainability development which remained a dream of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam till his last breath. The awarded title has been unanimously supported by the full house of members including the Indian Bureaucrats at the MISSION KALAM Virtual Convention. Dr. Hari gladly accepted the title and mentioned his deep gratitude to the Kalinga Royal House and HRH Prince JD. As an integral member of J Empire, he applauded His Royal Highness Prince Jagadeesh Daneti and the team of Pink Jaguars Entertainment for construing the idea which is the brain child of HRH Prince JD and the team’s remarkable feat of hosting and interfacing with millions of admirers of Dr. Kalam worldwide.

Honorable Officers from All India Forces, Mr. P. Narahari (IAS), Mr. K. Satyanarayana (IPS), Mr. Chandra Sekhar (IAS), Mr. Jeevanlal Lavidiya (IRS) and Mr. Muralidhar Rao Kesavaraju (IFS) have all spoken their hearts about the contributions of Dr. Kalam in their lives both personally and professionally. The Bureaucrat Officers from Indian Forces promised to take the oath and baton to drive the MISSION KALAM to the next generations. International speakers worldwide include Mr. Christopher M. Corrigan (USA), Prof. Maurits Van Rooijen (UK), Dr. Amb. Nelly Gicho, Mr. Ad De Rooij (Netherlands), have shared their views about the international influence of Dr. Kalam in areas of science and youth empowerment. Every dignitary strongly supported ‘THE IMMORTAL PRESIDENT’, the biopic film about Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. All appreciated the Hollywood Director HRH Prince JD and Madam Suvarna Pappu, CEO Royal Affairs at Kalinga Royal House and Managing Director of Pink Jaguars Entertainment for their genuine efforts in erecting the film.

Ms. Lalitha Padmini, Director of Festival Films and Public Relations at Pink Jaguars Entertainment recognized the contributions of the Volunteer Members from across the globe that supported the Mission with their tireless efforts.

Ms. Devi KVS, President of J Charities, extended her warm wishes towards the anniversary celebrations. J Charities is a non-profit organization and has been conducting many youth programs in accordance with Dr. Kalam’s ideologies. Ms. Devi has extended her support to ensure that there is a good tie-in with the organizational activities of J Charities and Mission Kalam where appropriate.

A beautiful assimilation of memories set the stage for the annual celebration of Mission Kalam. The Mission began on July 25, 2020 has connected millions of Dr. Kalam’s admirers from 80 countries from the field of science, politics, film and media, and other walks of life. The event took off to a great start with English and Hindi inspirational songs by Ms. Isha Varkur, Youth Member from USA at MISSION KALAM. The members of MISSION KALAM namely, Dr. Kavitha GC, Dr. Pramod Kumar Rajput, Dr. Babitha G Kataria, Dr. Santwana Vernekar, Ms. Kajal Chhatija, Dr. Vinoth Kumar, Ms. Rashmi Mishra, Ms. Manikyavalli Rao, Ms. Manisha Bhati, Ms. Shobana Karthik, Ms. Jyothi Devi Krishnan, Ms. Swarleen Kaur, Dr. Rupali Dhamdhere, Ms. Vini Kalia, Ms. Reema Shanu, Rtn. Dr. Renuka, Ms. Simran Kaur, Ms. Padmavati Joshi, Ms. Rashmi Rai, Ms. Lilian R, Mr. Rios Rogers and Ms. Anusha who have ensured successful organization of the session. The Young Member, Master Vihar stole the show and grabbed the attention of Indian Bureaucrats with his ambition of being a scientist and space researcher.

His Royal Highness Prince JD and Madam Suvarna Pappu shared their message of Unity in Diversity through the biopic of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, in their closing remarks.

Overall, it has been a genuine session with emotion, true spirit and strong connectedness. Every Member attended promised their endless and ever lasting support to HRH Prince JD with blessings and true gratitude.

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New Service Launched to Help Parents And Grandparents Get Their Kids' Drawings Into Book Form & Published on-Line

Children’s Books with Simple Drawings Make Beautiful Books

Sample Book Covers Featuring kid’s Art

McGuire’s daughter’s crab art was ideal for notecards and a book!

If Your Kids or GrandKids Love to Draw or Paint, This New Service Is For You

..there are potentially many side benefits, including a, "someday-get-into-Harvard or Princeton boost: "I published my first book at the age of 7”

— Jake McGuire

TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Top Washington, D.C. photographer Jake McGuire, who has 15 books in print has expanded into helping young artists' families get their kids' first book published.

McGuire says in this day and age, it is nearly impossible for most people–and particularly kids– to break into the big -time publishing houses which distribute books to bookstores. "So my new services operate in the current digital realm where parents provide me their kids' artwork and I design and format the books so they get accepted on Amazon's online bookstore where the books can then get exposed to the entire world."

"A child's self-esteem will skyrocket when they see they are the author of their own book!" says McGuire, "Not every kid is good at sports, math, or spelling but many can draw and paint beautifully, so having their own book is truly an admirable achievement, and makes a beautiful hand-out gift at family reunions, weddings, and birthdays."

In addition, there are potentially many side benefits, including a, "someday-get-into-Harvard or Princeton boost: "I published my first book at the age of 7!"

"Some kids just love to draw or paint, like my daughter did," says McGuire, "and I love their often simple, Zen-like art, so I jumped in business of enabling families to help create books for their youngsters." And, he discovered his first clients are grandparents who instantly see the merit in making it happen.

"To produce a book," he says, "your child's or grandchild's art collection should be a minimum of 25 or 30 drawings, painting or even chalk drawings on the sidewalk." McGuire notes that things like chalk drawings and wall art can be photographed with mom or dad's cell phone, so all art is fair game.

McGuire says groups like siblings or scouts can join together for a book to promote a worthy cause or help enlighten communities with likes the little piggy book shown here, "Our Farm Feeds America." McGuire says a farm book is the perfect item for agricultural states like Florida to enlighten city kids about where their food comes from or perhaps to display or enter a competition at the state fair.

McGuire has been publishing books for more than 30 years. His current titles include a coffee-table (photography) book, called, "Washington, D.C a Little Square Picture Book," a non-fiction book entitled, "How My Heavenly Mother Saved Me From The Hellish Nuns," and a devilishly funny book of his cartoons, "Cartoons Too Funny For The New Yorker."

To find out how create a book for your little artists, see McGuire's Website, www.jakemcguire.com

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Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Announces 2021 Tourette Syndrome Scholarship Recipients

Non-profit organization Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Awards Seven College Scholarships to Students with Tourette Syndrome

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc., dba Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, a non-profit organization established in 2014 in Boca Raton, has just announced the recipients of its 2021 Tourette Syndrome Scholarships. Dollars 4 Tic Scholars awards college scholarships to students around the U.S. who live with the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. It is among the first non-profit scholarship organizations to award nationwide to students with Tourette. 2021 is Dollars 4 Tic Scholars’ seventh award year.

The 2021 scholarship recipients include:

• Apostolos-Christos Lianos of Brookfield, WI – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Grad Student Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $2,000.00. As an incoming first year graduate student this year, Apostolos is pursuing his Master’s degree from Carroll University in Adult, Community and Professional Education (ACPE). His goal is to advocate for others who have disabilities.

• Jason Ingerick of Boston, MA – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars ‘TS Superstar’ Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $2,000.00. Jason is a fifth-year recipient and is a senior attending Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is majoring in Chemistry and Minoring in Mathematics. Jason plans to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a neurosurgeon, researcher, and educator.

• Taylore Ashton of Brady, TX – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Renewable Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $1,500.00. Taylor is a third time recipient. She is a junior at Texas Tech University majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agribusiness. She plans to become an Equine Specialist.

• Virginia Williams of Copley, OH – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Renewable Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $1,500.00. Virginia will be an incoming college freshman at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Biology.

• Maxwell Plenby of West Hartford, CT – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Renewable Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000.00. Max is an entering college freshman at Manhattanville College in New York. He is majoring in Political Science. His goal is to become a civil rights attorney.

• Hayden Bell of Lyndhurst, OH – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Renewable Tourette Syndrome Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000. He is an incoming college freshman and will attend John Carroll University in Ohio. He is majoring in Biology on the Pre-Medical track, with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. His goal is to become a doctor.

• Annabelle Griffin of Spring Branch, TX – Recipient of the “2021 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Tourette Syndrome Scholarship sponsored by the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation” in the amount of $1,000. Annabelle is an incoming college freshman at Liberty University in Virginia. She is majoring in Public Health. Her goal is to become a Speech Pathologist.

The Dollars 4 Tic Scholars scholarship program received scholarship applications from students around the country in response to its offering. Essays from the applicants which tell stories about their experience as a person with Tourette Syndrome are posted to the organization’s website to help others who may be experiencing a life with Tourette.

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Vice President Kelsey Padilla noted, “Every year, our applicants continue to amaze me. I get goosebumps when I read their stories and watch their videos. For them to be so open about their experiences with Tourette Syndrome and to allow us to share their stories with the world, puts a smile on my face. I know the future is bright thanks to our applicants who will no doubt have a positive impact on it!”

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by chronic and involuntary motor and vocal tics which may hinder a student’s learning, absorption of material, and focus. In addition to college scholarships, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars supports younger children ages 7 to 17 by sponsoring two children every summer to attend Tourette Syndrome Summer Camp.

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars may be reached at 561-487-9526, at http://www.dollars4ticscholars.org, on Facebook or Instagram at “Dollars4TicScholars”, or by email at info@dollars4ticscholars.org.
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Sycamore School’s Proven School Management System Now Offers Integrated Payments Powered by Paya

Sign up for Sycamore School by September 1, 2021 and set up a new Paya merchant account within 3 months and save $1,000 on startup fees.

Incorporating Paya’s payments technology directly into Sycamore School makes the payments process easier and more efficient for everyone.”

— Mark Dalluge, Sycamore's Director of Operations

FREMONT, NE, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sycamore Education, a leading education technology company, is pleased to announce the availability of integrated payments powered by Paya within Sycamore School, the company’s powerful Student Information System.

“Incorporating Paya’s payments technology directly into Sycamore School makes the payments process easier and more efficient for everyone,” said Mark Dalluge, Sycamore’s Director of Operations. “This integration gives families the flexibility to pay when and how they want and helps schools run smoother and more efficiently.”

When a school chooses Paya to accept payments, transaction data feeds seamlessly into Sycamore School and everything is updated and processed in real time. Schools can securely accept credit, debit, ACH, and checks as one-time payments, and invoice statuses are automatically updated when paid. Soon, schools will also be able to easily schedule automatic recurring payments.

“Sycamore Education was founded with the primary goal of making it easier for schools and families to manage day-to-day operations and requirements,” said Dalluge. “Our partnership with Paya is one more example of how Sycamore continues to deliver better and more efficient administrative and classroom tools and experiences for teachers, administrators, students, and parents.”

Click here to learn how your school can benefit from Sycamore’s partnership with Paya and save $1,000 during Sycamore’s Back to School Sale.

Sycamore Education’s comprehensive online, all-in-one school management system, Sycamore School, includes hundreds of powerful, integrated features and tools that keep student data organized and secure, streamline processes, and enhance communications and reporting. With a dedicated support staff and the most affordable pricing on the market, Sycamore School has become a top choice in educational technology and the system behind schools in over 40 countries. For more information, visit SycamoreEducation.com or call (866) 757-4968.

Paya is a leading provider of integrated payment and frictionless commerce solutions that help customers accept and make payments, expedite receipt of money, and increase operating efficiencies. The company processes over $30 billion of annual payment volume across credit/debit card, ACH, and check, making it a top 20 provider of payment processing in the US and #6 overall in e-Commerce. Paya serves more than 100,000 customers through over 1,000 key distribution partners focused on targeted, high growth verticals such as healthcare, education, non-profit, government, utilities, manufacturing, and other B2B end markets. The business has built its foundation on offering robust integrations into front-end CRM and back-end accounting systems to enhance customer experience and workflow. Paya is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in Reston, VA, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dayton, OH, and Mt. Vernon, OH. For more information about Paya, visit www.paya.com.

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Brilliant Miller Releases Video Podcast Interview with Steven C Hayes

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Steven C Hayes Podcast Interview

Steven C Hayes Podcast Interview

Steven and Brilliant discuss psycological flexibility and techniques for liberating our minds from "the dictator within" through a process he calls diffusion.

Love isn't everything, It's the only thing.”

— Steven C Hayes

SANDY, UT, USA, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Steven C. Hayes is an amazing thinker. Not only has he written nearly 50 books and hundreds of articles but he is also an originator of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and RFT (Relational Frame Therapy). Google scholar data ranks him among the top fifteen hundred most cited scholars in all areas of study, living and dead. His career has focused on human nature, language, cognition, and the application of this to an understanding and alleviation of human suffering. His latest book, and topic of our interview, is called "A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters".

In this interview for the School for Good Living Podcast, Steven joins Brilliant Miller to talk about psychological flexibility, what it is, how we can cultivate it, why it matters, and how it can change our lives. They talk about something in this interview called "The Dictator within" and how to not let it run our lives or ruin our lives. They also talk about awareness and attention, the idea of evolving on purpose, and so much more. Finally, as Steven has written over a million words, they discuss his process for writing, how he has become so prolific, and how Steven’s large volume of content has quite literally changed our world.

Topics Discussed:
• The dictator within
• Evolution and being ‘average’
• Diffusion from our own mind
• Psychological flexibility, emotional openness, and mindfulness
• Authoritarian distancing

Watch the interview on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tNLcUo61X4 and the audio version is available on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/school-for-good-living-podcasts/id1389591902), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/school-for-good-living-podcasts), Google Podcasts (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0cy5nb29kbGl2aW5nLmNvbS9mZWVkLw), and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/2gAkcrCqCeit7H4csjdDGd).

Visit the Steven C. Hayes guest page at https://goodliving.com/guests/steven-c-hayes/ and the podcast interview page at https://goodliving.com/podcasts/a-liberated-mind-how-to-pivot-toward-what-matters/.

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155. Steven C Hayes – A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters

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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

Holt Hackney

The SLA Archives include more than 3,000 case summaries and articles.

Hackney Publishes produces or co-produces 13 sports law periodicals.

Each semester, Hackney Publications provides professors with 12 subject-matter compendiums, created from the last 6 months of Alerts, to be used with students.

Hackney Publications provides a complimentary subscription program when professors fully embrace the Alert and ask their students to subscribe at a student rate of $15 a semester.”

— Holt Hackney

AUSTIN, TEXAS, US, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today that new tools are being added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students.

“There’s a challenge in sports law classes in that the legal developments highlighted in textbooks become old news by the first day of class,” said Editor Holt Hackney, a life-long journalist who has been covering sports business and sports law for more than three decades.

“Sports Litigation Alert solves that problem, since it publishes every two weeks, featuring five case summaries and eight to 12 articles. This is the main reason the Alert is used in about 75 classrooms any given semester.

“Use of the Alert would be even broader, except for the fact that the content in each issue does not track the syllabus or text. Sports Litigation Alert reports on news as it happens in the industry.”

To remedy this, Hackney Publications has piloted a program for professors over the last two years where it provides participating professors with 12 subject-matter compendiums at the beginning of the semester. These are created by pulling material from the last six months of Alerts. Among the dozen topics are Title IX/gender equity, negligence/assumption of risk, antitrust, and contracts.

“These compendiums, which professors share with students, more closely mirror the syllabus or textbook,” said Hackney. “This was really the missing piece.”
This is not the only tool provided by Hackney Publications to professors.

“We also provide a set of questions and answers for each of the five case summaries that professors can use to ensure that students are absorbing the material,” said Hackney. “These are just two of the ways professors are using the Alert.

“There are many others, which were highlighted, in part, by former sports law professor Linda Sharp in a recent article here.”


Hackney Publications has also gone to great lengths to introduce flexible subscription models.

First, libraries can subscribe, either directly through Hackney Publications or subscriptions services like EBSCO and W.S. Hein. The company makes the issues as well as the searchable archive of more than 3,000 case summaries and articles available to the library’s network.

Second, Hackney Publications offers academic subscriptions to professors for personal use. With such subscriptions, professors receive the issues every two weeks and have access to the searchable archive. Subscriptions to the Alert offer a great way for professors to track what is going on in the industry and being to access a robust archive or original case summaries and articles.

Third, Hackney Publications provides a complimentary subscription program when professors fully embrace the Alert and ask their students to subscribe at a student rate of $15 a semester. Professors implement the program by either passing out a URL at the beginning of the semester, or by making the subscription a class fee, where the college and university collects the fee and remits payment to Hackney Publications.
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“The class fee concept has become extremely popular over the last couple years,” said Hackney. “This has happened in parallel with the fact that the Alert has become more intertwined with the syllabus and/or textbook.”

He added that Hackney Publications, which was founded in 2003, will continue to explore new and even better ways to integrate the Alert in the classroom, which is “part of its commitment to the profession and the overall sports law industry.”

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Shrinking the Footprint: Overcome Logistics of Transportation to a Lab

SafeTogether Van Interior

SafeTogether Van

Mobile Lab developed to serve school COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs on debut at Invest in Schools Summit in Washington DC, August 3-4, 2021.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles every two years, greatly accelerating the capacity of computing power in less and less space. This has transformed the technology world. Could the medical laboratory space for diagnostic testing follow a similar path? Possibly.

Although these labs will not shrink by half each year, they are trending toward smaller, faster, and more accurate testing for the customer. Fast turnaround times are critical for infectious diseases like COVID-19 where time matters. For example, a person with undetectable COVID-19 virus at 10:00 AM could be 100 times more infectious by 3:00 PM. The notion of waiting one or two days for PCR testing yields high rates of infection and spread.

Recently, four companies from various backgrounds formed a partnership to work toward minimizing the laboratory space and shortening the testing timeline. LumiraDx, Black & Veatch, Radeas, and Circumference have collaborated to put a molecular PCR lab into a mobile unit, by reducing the footprint of a lab by nearly 90%. While a high complexity lab with sophisticated equipment typically requires around 1,500 square feet, this team was able to build one in a 60 square foot mobile unit, making it possible to conduct high-quality molecular lab testing in a van. One way we achieve quick testing turnaround times is by eliminating logistical challenges. Instead of a patient driving, testing, and waiting for a result, the testing is brought to them through this mobile unit.

LumiraDx, Black & Veatch, Radeas, and Circumference have entered the market with Safe Together, a joint venture that brings fast, high throughput testing for diagnostics, travel, event, workplace, and most importantly school. The process is simple: The Safe Together van drives to a location, individuals download an app to register, a sample is collected and tested, and results are reported back to the individual in less than an hour.

It all started when Sanjay Malkani, President of the Fastlab Division of LumiraDx was looking for a way to get his high throughput test into a point of care setting. Since most point of care technologies do not have the throughput and the accuracy needed, he knew that his fast throughput technology could be a game-changer. Having spent his career running laboratories, Sanjay knew the players. He reached out to Black & Veatch, a firm that was already working toward achieving mobile healthcare, and Radeas/Circumference, a laboratory that had the best COVID-19 testing in the country. He learned that the missing piece was a fast, high throughput test that, LumiraDx FastLab Division had recently developed. The four firms quickly collaborated and within 10 months had reduced a COVID PCR lab into a platform that fit into a van.

LumiraDx’s contribution was its molecular technology – RNA STAR Complete SARS-CoV-2 Assay. The test utilizes a direct amplification method to detect SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleic acid in under 20 minutes on common open channel PCR systems – a process that typically takes more than one hour. This test is considered a breakthrough and can serve mass testing including travel, workplace, events, and schools.

Black & Veatch provided the core technology of Rapid Modular Health Systems (RaMHS), offering mobile and modular units to house a best-in-class testing process. RaMHS are fully customizable medical units that can be delivered anywhere, anytime, based on client needs.

The last piece was Radeas/Circumference, which offered a high complexity clinical lab that processes over 30 million tests annually. They can test and report COVID-19 tests in less than one hour and have integrated their process into the Safe Together Solution.

About Black & Veatch:

Black & Veatch is a global engineering, procurement, consulting, and innovation leader with more than 100-years of experience developing and delivering solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. Today, more than 9,000 professionals worldwide deliver a broad range of services covering many different industries. Please contact Ashley Stroud at StroudA@bv.com for more information on RaMHS, or visit our website at https://www.bv.com/solutions/COVID-19/rapid-modular-health-systems.

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Source: EIN Presswire