18-YEAR-OLD ACTOR/SINGER OLIVER RICHMAN RELEASES 'I CAN SEE' WRITTEN BY HIS GRANDFATHER, LEGEND RON MILLER

Oliver Richman, New Music Release

Oliver Richman, New Holiday Release

Oliver Richman

A Newly Released Music Video of the Same Song, Recorded and Filmed By Oliver When he Was 10 Years Old, Accompanies the 2018 Recording

‘I Can See’ is a song of hope and optimism. In a world full of challenge, it is inspiring and empowering to remember to look for the good even while acknowledging some of the pain of the truth.”

— Lisa Dawn Miller, Producer

LOS ANGELES , CA, U.S.A., December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Keeping the spirit alive of his iconic grandfather, famed songwriter Ron Miller, 18-year-old actor/singer Oliver Richman (https://oliverrichman.com/) releases a powerful, piano-only ballad entitled "I Can See." Oliver is the first artist to release the track written by his late grandfather when it was discovered after Miller’s passing in 2007. The new recording is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and YouTube.

Oliver previously recorded the song as a child in 2010 and filmed a music video for its release, however the video was held and only recently edited as part of a college send-off to Oliver from his mother, producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller (https://lisadawnmiller.com/), who produced both recordings and the music video. The video is now available on Oliver’s website and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TXvwJUL6J0s.

“As part of my goal to get all of the unknown works of my father out there for the whole world to hear, I’m so grateful to have the extraordinary talents of my son, who knows how to interpret my father’s powerful, meaningful and profound lyrics with depth and sensitivity,” Lisa Miller said.

“‘I Can See’ is a song of hope and optimism. In a world full of challenge, it is inspiring and empowering to remember to look for the good even while acknowledging some of the pain of the truth. It was my father’s message to me and it is my message to my son, who sang this song as an innocent child full of hope and excitement about the future and who sings it now as young college student wanting to utilize his talents to go out there and change the world in the most positive ways,” Miller continued.

Just in time for the holidays, Oliver also recently released a beautiful rendition of the late Miller's holiday classic, "Someday at Christmas," originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967. The song is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and YouTube. “Someday at Christmas” and “I Can See” are the first two releases from the younger Miller’s new record label, LDM Music.

Oliver's grandfather and Lisa's father, Ron Miller, penned standards such as, "For Once in My Life," "Touch Me in the Morning," "A Place in the Sun,” "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday," "Heaven Help Us All," "I've Never Been to Me," "If I Could,” “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time” (co-written by Oliver’s maternal grandmother, Aurora Miller), and many more.

Oliver was personally invited by Stevie Wonder when he was just 10 years old to perform the hit “One Little Christmas Tree” at the Nokia Theatre (now the Microsoft Theater) for Wonder's annual House Full of Toys benefit concert, where Oliver received a standing ovation from more than 7,500 people. Oliver is now a freshman at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Oliver’s prior releases include takes on his grandfather’s classics, “For Once in My Life – Special 50th Anniversary Edition,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “Will I Still Be Me,” and “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time.” He also released many other songs including several penned by his mother, “You and I,” “Rise” “Believe,” “Today” and “The Diagramming Club.”

Lisa has written and/or produced other holiday recordings for the Miller-family catalogue such as “A Miracle,” "A Christmas Truce," We'll Always Have Christmas Eve," "A New Year" and “Celebrate Me Home.” She also recently launched LDM Publishing (https://ldmpublishing.com/) and is currently developing a new musical about the life of her father entitled, “For Once in My Life."

At 9 years old, Oliver released, “Defying Gravity,” his first music video. He first appeared in the critically-acclaimed show, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” as “Young Frank Sinatra” at age 10. At 13 years old, he released a piano-only ballad of Bruno Mars’ “Count on Me.”

For the latest on Oliver, visit https://oliverrichman.com/ and follow him on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/oliverrichman/,) Twitter (@OliverRichman1) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV4MZJ9nyozdmKigSrCz9jQ).

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Leadership Coach Christopher Coffey to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — People believe it takes a long time to change behavior, but that isn’t necessarily the case. You can change your behavior instantly. Changing others’ perceptions of us, however, can take quite a bit longer.

Our behavior change can only be measured by the effect it has on others, our stakeholders, the people we interact with each day.

“You've got to focus on the stakeholders, says leadership coach Christopher Coffey. “If we’re focused on the stake-holders, we’re focused on the future and how we want to be perceived.

In collaboration with his contemporaries Marshall Goldsmith and Frank Wagner, Coffey is the co-developer of the stakeholder-centered coaching process that allows individuals to not only change their behavior but how they are perceived at the same time. Together, they drive work to other qualified coaches who are willing to adhere to their unique value proposition: they only get paid if the stakeholders decide the client has improved on certain key leadership behaviors.

“As a leadership coach, you have to focus not just on the person you’re coaching, but the people around the person you're coaching,” explains Coffey. “It's very much a systems approach. The client is not the person who decides whether they got better. The coach has no vote either on whether the client got better. You pay us only if the individual we're coaching improves on the leadership skills they committed to at the beginning as determined by the pre-selected stakeholders around them.”

A coach for 18 years, Coffey specializes in leadership behavior.

“I help successful people have a positive change in behavior that sustainable and that’s recognized and acknowledged by others,” says Coffey. “I help people improve on their collaboration, delegation; I encourage them to take appropriate risks, focus on what's most important, hold people accountable, treat people with respect, and listen to different points of view before giving your opinion.”

There's a lot of coaching out there today. Sometimes it seems anybody can be a coach; all you need is a business card. But no matter how good a coach you may be, you can’t get a person to change their behavior if that person doesn't want to change their behavior and sustain it. That requires courage, discipline and humility.

“If you want to be more effective and recognized and acknowledged by the key people around you, you've got to have the courage to ask for suggestions, you’ve got to have the discipline to create an action plan and the discipline to follow it faithfully, and you’ve got to have the humility to say, ‘As good as I am, I know I can get better,’” says Coffey. “The key question to ask yourself is: ‘How good of a leader do I want to be?’ What do you need to do more of, less of, start doing, stop doing, to turn your potential into skill?”

CUTV News Radio will feature Christopher Coffey in an interview with Jim Masters on December 10th at 4pm EST / 1pm PST.

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

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Book Launch Set for LET GO OR HOLD FAST: BEAUFORT POEMS

Let Go or Hold Fast

Author and poet Susan Schmidt reads from her now collection, LET GO OR HOLD FAST: BEAUFORT POEMS.

Go outside, be aware, and notice!”

— Susan Schmidt

BEAUFORT, NORTH CAROLINA, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — About her new book of poems LET GO OR HOLD FAST, author Susan Schmidt says "part of me delights in all I witness of the beauty of creation, part of me is mourning/ grieving losses I observe, and part is stomping mad at powers that don’t protect our critters, our waters. Long ago, I worked for government writing regulations to protect the environment, interpreting science for decision-makers. I wrote grants to raise funds to buy natural land. I taught ethics in classrooms thirty-some years. I figured I might accomplish more by writing to move people’s hearts to love birds, wildlife—and inspire them to work to protect wild habitat." The book is dedicated to Science, Endangered Species, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Air, Clean Water, Wilderness, and Neighbors (including wildlife as well as humans).

In these LET GO OR HOLD FAST poems, Susan encourages readers to go outside and be aware and notice: shorebirds (diminishing), bears and owls (evicted from their habitats by development), and human neighbors (whom we can recognize in winter when tourist hordes disperse).

A schedule of readings and signings:

Friday, 7 December 5–7 pm
Backstreet Pub, 124 Middle Lane, Beaufort
NC Coastal Federation Oyster Roast (cut of profits benefits NCCF)

Tuesday, 11 December 6:30pm–7:30pm, Sales
Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street
Morehead City; Sierra Club Holiday Party (cut of profits benefits Sierra Club)

Wednesday, 12 December 2:00–4:00 pm, Book Signing & Sales
Core Sound Shop, 806 Arendell St, Morehead (in shop now)
(cut of profits benefits Core Sound Museum)

Thursday, 13 December 1:00–3:00 pm, Book Signing & Sales
Beaufort Historical Shop, 150 Turner St, Beaufort (in shop now)
(cut of profits benefits Beaufort Historical Association)

Friday, 14 December 4:30–5:30 pm, BOOK LAUNCH Reading & Sales
Beaufort Train Depot, 610 Broad St at Pollock St

Saturday, 15 December 4:30–8:00 pm
Olde Beaufort Farmers Market

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact the author directly at susankiwi15@gmail.com or (252)269-0032.

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In new article series, Florida-based writer Mayowa Odusanya reviews the working relationship of Lawyers with Paralegals

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Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys, notes Mayowa Odusanya.

Mayowa F. Odusanya (N/A:N/A)

he use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. ”

— Mayowa Odusanya, Florida

BRANDON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In Today’s ever-changing economy, the Paralegal occupation has evolved into a critical component of the modern law office, but technology and the economy are producing changes. The complete articles on this subject will be published on the blog of Mr. Odusanya at https://modusanya.blogspot.com/

The occupation of the Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component to the make-up of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet has changed the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

This four-part article reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trends is the client.

The Basic Paralegal-Attorney Work Relationship

Mr. Odusanya notes that the general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

According to O*NET, a Paralegal’s work assignments may include:

* Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
* Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
* Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
* Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
* Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
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Further, Paralegal work involves now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's Computer Applications RealEasy Appraisals
* Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

Detailed Work Activities involve:

* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

Source: O*NET

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Odusanya.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Odusanya at https://modusanya.blogspot.com/

About Mayowa F. Odusanya

Mayowa Odusanya is an expert in the fields of criminal law and real estate. Mayowa F. Odusanya's education includes: Florida International University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009; Florida A. & M. University, B.S., 2005.

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Foundation for a Drug Free World Announces Weekly Truth About Drugs Seminars

Adult helps kids take the Drug-Free Pledge at Seminar by Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World

Free Seminars Empower Youth and Adults with True Information about Drugs and how to Prevent Drug Abuse

Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys which are the only reason for living anyhow.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Florida chapter is now offering weekly informational seminars, open to everyone, at no cost. The seminars use the group’s Truth About Drugs materials, delivering real information about drugs, their short-term and long-term effects, and the dangers of drug abuse.

Each seminar will take up a specific topic, such as cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs, or addictive pain relievers, how to recognize the signs of drug abuse, or how to talk with your kids about drug abuse?

“Most people today are at least generally aware that drugs are a huge problem in today’s society,” says Julieta Santagostino, President of Drug Free World’s Florida Chapter. “But most do not know that the opioid epidemic is killing more Americans than car accidents. They also do not know how to talk to a teenager about drugs, or how to successfully encourage someone who is addicted to seek help.”

Seminars are held every Wednesday at 7:00PM at the Foundation for a Drug-Free World information center located at 41 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33755.

The events are always free, and refreshments are served. Youth are encouraged to attend, along with their parents. Contact the center for RSVP at 727-467-6962 or info.fl@drugfreeworld.org.

The Truth About Drugs materials are used by parents, teachers, counselors, law enforcement and many others who work with youth, providing true information to counter the lies and myths found in movies, social media, passed on by friends, and stated by drug dealers.

About the Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit, public benefit organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology and headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology said, "Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys which are the only reason for living anyhow." The Foundation for a Drug-Free World provides educational materials, advice and coordination working with youth, parents, educators, volunteer organizations, and government agencies – anyone with an interest in helping people get the information they need to avoid drug abuse and addiction. The Truth About Drugs campaign booklets, in 22 languages, have reached millions of people all over the world. For more information visit: www.drugfreeworld.org

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Winter Wonderland in Full Swing This Holiday Season

Winter Wonderland kicks off its grand opening night on December 1st, with unforgettable fun, food and festivities.

The Drum-line for the Sheriff’s Pinellas Athletic League Entertain at Winter Wonderland

Over 3,000 people attended the Grand Opening of the 2018 Winter Wonderland in Clearwater

This is the first time that my daughter has ever ridden a pony and she was so excited! Winter Wonderland is such a great opportunity for kids to enjoy the magic of Christmas.”

— Guest at Winter Wonderland by CCV

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the 1st of December, the Clearwater Community Volunteers and the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization launched the Holiday Season with the Grand Opening of Downtown Clearwater’s 26th Annual Winter Wonderland. Over 3,000 guests joined Santa and guest speakers as they plugged in the lights and opened the 3-week holiday village.

Guest speakers Joanne Lentino, Pinellas County School Board, and Neil Brickfield, Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League, acknowledged the Church of Scientology and the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) for supporting children in the community and for putting on the Winter Wonderland.

As the night progressed, streams of people flooded through. Children could be heard at the bouncy house. Families gathered together to take pictures with Santa, ride the Winter Wonderland train, and pet animals at the petting zoo. Floridians from all over Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties came to partake in the holiday cheer. A snow machine filled the air with a flurry of snow flakes, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

One guest reflected on their experience: “This is the first time that my daughter has ever ridden a pony and she was so excited! Winter Wonderland is such a great opportunity for kids to enjoy the magic of Christmas.”

Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6pm to 9pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Though admission is free, there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop. It is located on the corner of Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater.

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit www.ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

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Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Gathers Toys for Pinellas County Foster Children

Foster children from across Pinellas County come to the Christmas for Foster Children event to receive toys and play with Santa Claus.

To be able to provide that joy is priceless. It’s what the Holidays are all about.”

— Pam Ryan Anderson, Clearwater Community Volunteers ED

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center announces its Christmas presents drive for the annual Holiday Fun for Foster Children event, which will take place on the 15th December from 1-4 pm at Winter Wonderland in Downtown Clearwater. The Center is accepting new unwrapped presents for children of all ages, so that the 150 foster children who will attend the event can experience the Holidays with a present of their own. Anyone can drop off a gift donation at the CCV Center, 133 Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater. The Center is open every day from 10am to 10pm.

“I remember the joy my children experienced when I gave them presents on Christmas. We do events like these because it breaks my heart to know that some children not even 30 minutes away from my house won’t get that joy on Christmas,” said Pam Ryan Anderson, Executive Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers. “To be able to provide that joy is priceless. It’s what the Holidays are all about.”

Outside of this special event, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6pm to 9pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free but there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop (cash-only transactions).

To find out more information about the event or the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvdirector@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

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For Literacy’s Sake: Winter Wonderland’s Holiday Soiree Brings in Spirit of the Season

Fundraiser for Literacy Programs brings adults to enjoy Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland

As long as children and young men and women find pleasure in study, they will continue studying throughout life – and upon that depends their happiness.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raising funds for literacy was on the agenda for Winter Wonderland’s first “Holiday Soiree” on Tuesday the 4th of December. The event was a fundraiser for two charities that support literacy – Clearwater’s Community Learning Center and St. Petersburg’s Bees Learning Inc. Winter Wonderland is produced by the Clearwater Community Volunteers and sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. Winter Wonderland is located on the corner of North Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

Activities included visits with Santa, a petting zoo, a wine tasting with Mrs. Claus and heavy hors d’oeuvres created by the award-winning chefs of the Fort Harrison, the Church’s international religious retreat.

“The magic of the holiday season can get lost when you grow up,” said Lisa Mansell of the Church of Scientology. “It can be a stressful time and we wanted to create an event to bring back some of the sparkle to the holidays, while also helping two worthwhile charities give the magic of learning to Pinellas County youth.

“Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was a firm believer in the power of education and once wrote, ‘As long as children and young men and women find pleasure in study, they will continue studying throughout life – and upon that depends their happiness.’ The two charities that we are supporting are giving a gift that lasts a lifetime,” said Mansell.

Winter Wonderland, now in its 26th year, has become a staple for Tampa Bay area families. This free community event opened on December 1st and will continue through to the 22nd of December (Wednesdays to Sundays). Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or an unwrapped toy to be distributed to area charities that help families in need. There are small costs for some activities, with those funds also going to area charities, providing holiday celebrations for families who may not otherwise have the wherewithal for this time of year.

For more information about the event, please call Michael or Clem at (727) 316-5309.

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Merck Foundation CEO avec la Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine rencontrent 100 femmes infertiles

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother and Dr Pierre Somse ,Minister of Health and Population C.A.R. addressing the group of infertile women

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother and Dr Pierre Somse ,Minister of Health and Population C.A.R. addressing the group of infertile women

H.E. MADAM BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation & President, Merck More Than a Mother during their special meting with more than 100 infertile women

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, December 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr Rasha Kelej, Merck Foundation CEO, avec S.E. MADAME BRIGITTE TOUADERA, La Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine – R.C.A. & Ambassadrice de « Merck more than a Mother », ont organisé une réunion spéciale avec plus de 100 femmes infertiles inscrites au programme « Empowering Berna » afin d’établir de petits commerces à leur intention.
« Empowering Berna » est un projet spécial de la campagne « Merck more than a Mother » initiée par la Fondation Merck à l’intention des femmes infertiles défavorisées qui ne peuvent plus être traitées, afin de créer de petits commerces et de les former de manière à générer un revenu mensuel stable.
S.E. MADAME BRIGITTE TOUADERA, La Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine et Ambassadrice de ‘Merck more than a Mother’, a déclaré : « La Fondation Merck a pris une grande initiative d’autonomiser nos femmes en améliorant leur accès à l'information et au savoir et en renforçant leurs capacités pour créer leurs propres commerces. Ainsi, elles seront indépendantes et mèneront une vie respectable. De cette façon, elles peuvent comprendre leurs droits, leurs rôles et leurs responsabilités et être plus que des mères ».
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation & President Merck More than A Mother, a déclaré : « Il est très important d’autonomiser les femmes infertiles en leur fournissant un traitement leur permettant d’avoir des enfants dans le cadre de leurs droits fondamentaux. Mais pour celles qui ne peuvent plus être traités, notre initiative ‘Empowering Berna’ contribuera à les former pour établir leur propres petits commerces afin de leur permettre d’être indépendantes et de rebâtir leur vie. Nous croyons vraiment qu'une femme est beaucoup plus qu'une mère. Nous devrions également encourager les hommes à parler de leur infertilité et à soutenir leurs épouses. Nous aiderons également les jeunes couples à trouver un accès adéquat aux soins de fertilité en offrant une formation à des spécialistes de la fertilité, comme nous l'avons fait pour des oncologues et des spécialistes du diabète. Notre vision est d’établir une plateforme solide de spécialistes de la santé dans le pays et dans le reste de l’Afrique ».
La Fondation Merck a également souligné leur engagement à renforcer les capacités en matière de soins de santé dans le pays. Au cours de la réunion du comité, de nombreux nouveaux programmes ont été finalisés et lancés en partenariat avec le Ministère de la Santé de la R.C.A.
La Fondation Merck a reconnu et remis un prix à la Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine pour ses efforts en tant qu'ambassadrice de « Merck more than a Mother » dans la République Centrafricaine.
Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation & President Merck More than A Mother, avec S.E. MADAME BRIGITTE TOUADERA, la Première Dame de la République Centrafricaine et Ambassadrice de ‘Merck more than a Mother’, ont promis de soutenir davantage de femmes sans enfant grâce à la campagne de ‘Merck more than a Mother’. En partenariat avec la Première Dame et le Ministère de la Santé, la Fondation Merck offrira également une formation clinique pour les spécialités de la fertilité afin d'améliorer l'accès aux soins de qualité et équitables dans le pays.
La Fondation Merck a discuté avec le Président de la République Centrafricaine, S.E. FAUSTIN TOUADORA leur partenariat à long terme pour renforcer les capacités de soins de santé dans le pays qu'il a fortement endossées et soutenues.
La Fondation Merck a également approuvé la liste des candidats à leur programme de bourses de formation en oncologie, d'une durée d'un an et de deux ans, à titre de contribution à l'amélioration des soins du cancer dans le pays. En outre, ils fourniront également des diplômes de diabète en ligne en Français pour les médecins de R.C.A, ainsi que des bourses de formation en médecine préventive contre les maladies cardiovasculaires en Asie.

À propos de « Merck Oncology Fellowship Program »

Le programme de bourses en oncologie « Merck Oncology Fellowship Program » est une initiative clé du « Merck Cancer Access Program », qui vise à renforcer les capacités à travers l’éducation et la formation médicales.

Le manque de moyens financiers n’est pas le seul défi en Afrique et dans les pays en voie de développement, mais la pénurie de personnel de santé qualifié capable de s’attaquer à la prévention, au diagnostic précoce et à la prise en charge du cancer à tous les niveaux des systèmes de santé est encore un plus grand défi.

« Merck Oncology Fellowship Program » se focalise sur le renforcement des capacités professionnelles en matière de traitement du cancer dans le but d’augmenter le nombre limité d’oncologues en Afrique et dans les pays en voie de développement. Le programme offre des bourses de formation d'un an au Tata Memorial Center – Inde, un programme de bourses de formation en oncologie d'un an et demi à l'Université de Malaya en Malaisie, deux années de formation en oncologie à l'Université de Nairobi au Kenya et deux ans de Master en oncologie médicale à Université du Caire – Égypte, en partenariat avec les ministères africains de la santé, des gouvernements locaux et des universités.

Lancé en 2016, plus de 43 candidats provenant de plus de 21 pays africains ont participé au « Merck Oncology Fellowship Program ». Le programme continuera à renforcer les capacités de prise en charge du cancer dans des pays africains tels que le Botswana, le Cameroun, la RCA, l’Éthiopie, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Libéria, Maurice, la Namibie, le Niger, le Nigéria, le Rwanda, le Sénégal, la Tanzanie et la Zambie.

À propos de la campagne « Merck More than a Mother » ;

Dans de nombreuses cultures, les femmes sans enfant souffrent de discrimination, de stigmatisation et d'ostracisme. Leur incapacité à avoir des enfants entraîne un grand isolement, l'exhérédation et des agressions. « Merck plus qu'une Mère » habilite ces femmes à travers l'accès à l'information, la santé, le changement de mentalité et l'autonomisation économique.

Diana Mbaluka
Digisphere Consulting
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Merck Foundation launch with H.E. President and H.E. First Lady of Central African Republic


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Library Partners Press presents … LET GO OR HOLD FAST: BEAUFORT POEMS by Susan Schmidt

Let Go or Hold Fast

The inaugural Gail O'Day Poetry Award goes to Susan Schmidt's LET GO OR HOLD FAST.

Congratulations to Susan Schmidt for being named recipient of the 2018 Gail O'Day Award for poetry.”

— William Kane, Library Partners Press

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, US, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her latest collection of poems, entitled LET GO OR HOLD FAST, Susan Schmidt reveals all: how to live well — or at least well enough — in a small town, surrounded by nutty neighbors, serious storms, coastal creatures, climate change, and, without putting too fine a point on it, existential dread.

Here's a taste of the latter:

HOW HIGH ARE YOU?

My friend Bev who lives in Montana
at five thousand feet asks me, “How much
longer are you going to live there?”
Where else, I ask, can I play in boats
year round? Cleanest air in the world,
and lots of air when the wind blows.
She means sea-level rise, being at risk
in the path of hurricanes that ride
the Gulf Stream, and state legislature
elected by gerrymandering hell-bent
to gut environmental protection.

From Terry Joyce, ocean-current scientist
at Woods Hole, I learn the AMOC,
conveyor belt that carries cold water south
and warm water north, is slowing,
which will speed climate change.

Terry lives uphill on Cape Cod
thirty feet above sea level.
He asks me, “How high do you live?”
“Nine feet.”
“Not good,” Terry blurts.
“How bad—How soon?” I ask.
“When the Greenland Ice Sheet slides off,
sea level will rise thirty feet.”
“How fast?” I fret.

Just fretting about it is one thing, but writing it all down is another, and in so doing Dr. Schmidt has earned yet another accolade in her long career with this book: the inaugural GAIL O'DAY POETRY AWARD, celebrating the best of the best poetry of the year.

The author is appearing at readings throughout Carteret County, and signing books. The book is available at finer online bookstores everywhere.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As developmental editor, SUSAN SCHMIDT polishes science and history books, novels, and memoirs—listed among Top Ten Editors in New England. She has been a professor of literature and environmental decision-making, and a government science-policy analyst. She has had a Coast Guard Captain’s license thirty-six years. She wrote the grant to buy Carrot Island and Bird Shoal in Beaufort for the NC Estuarine Reserve. She has a doctorate in American literature and Masters degrees in Environmental Sciences and British lit. She read literature at Oxford and, postdoc, studied bioethics and environmental mediation. To witness natural diversity, she walked the Camino de Santiago, Cornwall Coastal Path, Scottish Highlands, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, Snowdonia in Wales, Guernsey and Brittany, and the Appalachian Trail. She surveyed birds in Kenya, Ecuador, Belize, and Iceland; paddled Alaska’s Prince William Sound and New Zealand’s Milford Sound; and delivered sailboats to the West Indies. Her homeplace is the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, and her homeport is Beaufort, North Carolina, where she walks beaches with her Boykin Spaniel. Her poems won the Guy Owen Poetry Prize and appear in Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina; two poems were finalists for the James Applewhite Prize. She wrote Landfall Along the Chesapeake, In the Wake of Captain John Smith, an ecological history and boat adventure; Song of Moving Water, a novel about a young woman who organizes her community to oppose a dam; and Salt Runs in My Blood, poems about fish, birds, playing in boats, and walking long trails.

ABOUT LIBRARY PARTNERS PRESS
Library Partners Press, a digital imprint of Wake Forest University specializing in niche non-fiction (including creative non-fiction) titles, publishes quality books (of any length and size, in both electronic and print-on-demand formats) created by Wake Forest University and North Carolina library patrons and friends.
LPP routinely selects and publishes the best book proposals, and renders the content as widely distributable POD and/or e-texts.

ABOUT THE GAIL O'DAY POETRY AWARD
The Gail O'Day Award for Poetry recognizes outstanding achievements in poetry. Dr. O'Day served as Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity from 2010 until 2018 and prepared religious leaders to teach, preach, and make a positive, enduring difference in congregations, schools, and communities — establishing innovative programming and strengthening the School’s identity as a place where students are equipped to be agents of justice, compassion and reconciliation in congregations and other ministry settings. Throughout her career, Gail O'Day relied on poetry — individual poems and collections alike — to guide her teaching, sermons, and reading life.

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