UK Based Online Tutoring Service Aims To Level The Playing Field

LONDON, UK, March 31, 2017 / — No matter how much top universities are said to encourage entrants from the state sector, the reality remains – students from the best independent schools consistently have a far greater chance of entering the best universities.

The next reality is that graduates from the best universities are dominant in all walks of life, they are present in the boardrooms of the biggest multinational companies, in government cabinet rooms, top private hospitals, anywhere that their early financial and educational advantages give them a headstart on the career ladder.

Regardless of the effort most governments around the world put into public education they simply can’t compete with the top private schools, especially when it comes to one on one tutoring and university entrance preparation.

The founders of Spires Online Tutoring were accepted into Oxford University after attending private schools, at the time they were completely unaware of the unfair advantage that their superior high school education had played in the selection process.

“We attended one of the best universities in the world and we were oblivious to just how lucky we had been. Only at Oxford did we begin to appreciate the unfair advantage that going to a top private school had given us in getting into a top university.”

At school, they were drilled, tutored and trained to get those top university places. They were coached over and above the curriculum. If they were struggling with any element of their studies – great tutors were available, around the clock one-on-one – to fix that problem.

During their time at Oxford the founders became increasingly concerned about the social inequality they were observing around them, and decided to do something about it after graduation. They asked themselves:

“What could we offer to maximise the chance of any student getting into a university worthy of their intelligence, ability and potential regardless of their background?”

The problems they were seeing had two main causes, expense and distance.

Only families in the top fifth of the income range can afford to send their children to private high schools, and even face to face private tutoring can be prohibitively expensive for the remainder. For families who live outside the big cities there are usually very few private tutors in their area, the talent pool is either very small or nonexistent.

The obvious solution was online tutoring, so after graduating Spires was born. The service matches tutors from top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge with students from all over the world via a custom built online platform.

“We created Spires to provide the same one-on-one tutoring experience that gave us the edge in our final exams. Our aim is to make that experience affordable to as many parents as possible and level the playing field in those pre university examination years.”

Using an online platform reduces costs dramatically as the tutors don’t have to travel to and from lessons, a very significant time saving. It also eliminates the distance problem as students and tutors can hook up from anywhere in the world. As an added bonus the Spires platform operates 24/7 so time differences are not a factor either.

Borrowing heavily from other types of online services such as ride-sharing Uber their system uses an algorithm to match students to available tutors. Also those receiving tuition at Spires rate their tutors on a five-star scale which enables the company managers to quickly identify and review lessons which receive a low rating.

The company was founded in May 2015 and already has over 1,000 tutors available for matching. Student growth is also fast with over 10,000 students already using the platform after less than two years of operation.

About Spires
Based in London, Spires is an online marketplace for tuition, academic help, educational support and mentoring. It connects you to thousands of tutors worldwide, in any subject and at any level, via an auction system.

You tell Spires what you need and our network of professional tutors can bid their hourly rate to help you complete your task. Once you have agreed terms, all work is then conducted through the fully integrated classroom and collaborative whiteboard. In short, Spires is the world’s most high-tech, yet simple, way to learn and brings tutoring into the 21st century. Try it, it is the smarter way to learn.

You can find out more at their website

Katie Green
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Dean Caldwell, Americana Serial Short Story Writer-Novelist Is Teaching Students In India To Read In California English

Media Contact Information: Sarah Goldberg + 1-(909)-285-8711

DELHI, INDIA, INDIA, March 30, 2017 / — March 30, 2017/EIN Presswire/—Dean Caldwell, serial novelist of "Alabama, A Haven for Love," "Alaska, Love Found Under the Stars," "Arizona, An Adventure of Love" and 50 U.S. States serial Americana short story writer of "Alabama," "Alaska," "Arizona," "Arkansas," "California," "Colorado," "Connecticut," "Delaware," "Florida," "Georgia," "Hawaii," "Idaho," "Illinois," "Indiana," "Iowa," "Kansas," "Kentucky," "Louisiana," "Maine," "Maryland," "Massachusetts" and "Michigan" is helping to indirectly teach the approximate 230 million public school students in India to read in California English.

"Students in India are so smart and are quick learners of the English language," said Dean Caldwell. "They also love to learn everything they can about our wonderful North American culture in our 50 United States. And reading my English language serial Americana short stories helps them to learn it even faster while being pleasantly entertained at the same time." markets exclusively all of Dean Caldwell's present and future Americana short stories through Amazon's "Kindle Edition(s)" service. If intelligent readers worldwide already have's "PRIME" service, then they have unlimited access to read all of Dean Caldwell's exciting short stories for "free." Otherwise, for a nominal investment equal to that of $1.00 United States dollar in their own particular country's currency, sophisticated short story lovers in 14 nations will have it instantly auto-delivered wirelessly to their computers or tablets.

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Dean Caldwell is also available to speak worldwide at conventions, at workshops, on (satellite) radio talk shows, and on T.V. (talk) shows. One can contact his office at: P.O. Box 593; Rancho Cucamonga, California; 91729; U.S.A.; + 1-(909)-285-8711.

Sarah Goldberg
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Intermountain Healthcare Awarded National 2017 Hearst Health Prize

Intermountain Healthcare Receives Hearst Award

Awarded for Mental Health Integration program

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, March 30, 2017 / — Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, have announced that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is the winner of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize. Intermountain was awarded the prize for its Mental Health Integration program, which embeds mental health screening and treatment within primary care and select specialty practices. The Hearst Health Prize is an annual $100,000 award given in recognition of an organization’s or individual’s outstanding achievement in managing or improving health in the U.S.

Intermountain created a Mental Health Integration program for patients that made mental health evaluation and service part of the routine care for patients seeking care at Intermountain, with an emphasis on primary care. It utilizes a team-based approach, built upon systematic, evidence-based medicine that is collaborative and measurable, to help patients and their families manage the complexity of both mental and physical health.

More than 100,000 patients were tracked over a 10-year period to observe their outcomes and interactions. Findings of the study included:

• At Intermountain Healthcare, 46 percent of patients in team-based practices were screened for active depression, more than ten times greater than that of traditional physician practices nationally, according to some studies.

• More patients adhered to diabetes care protocols and had documented self-care plans.

• For individuals receiving care through the mental health integration program, emergency room visits dropped 23 percent, hospital admissions declined 10 percent, and primary care doctor visits declined 7 percent.

• With these improvements, the overall cost of care for patients with active depression dropped by more than three percent. Based on Intermountain Healthcare’s experience, they project at least $4 billion in annual U.S. healthcare savings if their mental health integration model was used nationally.

“The caregivers at Intermountain are grateful to receive this recognition and award,” said Marc Harrison, MD, Intermountain president and CEO. “It honors our commitment to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve. It honors our caregivers with whom our patients trust to provide the highest quality, effective, and affordable care.”

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 180 clinics, a Medical Group with about 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practitioners, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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New England Patriots Coach Will Lead Live Chat With College For Every Student

Successful Athletes Seen As Role Models for Developing Student Leaders

Successful athletes are great leadership role models for students who must embrace challenges in order to develop their full potential, as they strive to achieve college and career goals.”

— Rick Dalton, president and CEO of College For Every Student

ESSEX, N.Y., USA, March 30, 2017 / — New England Patriots Linebackers Coach Brian Flores will lead a live chat hosted by College For Every Student Friday, March 31, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Flores will speak about how to develop student leaders.

To hear and/or participate in the live chat, visit:

“Brian is an outstanding role model,” said Rick Dalton, president and CEO of College For Every Student. “As an accomplished athlete and coach, he understands how to cultivate grit, resilience and other qualities that leaders possess. Successful athletes are great leadership role models for students who must embrace challenges in order to develop their full potential, as they strive to achieve college and career goals.”

WHO: New England Patriots Linebackers Coach Brian Flores and College For Every Student

WHAT: Live Chat

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. EDT


WHY: Communicate how to develop student leaders

About College For Every Student
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global leader helping K-12 students from low-income rural and urban communities become college and career ready. CFES has helped 100,000 students since 1991, and today supports 25,000 students through partnerships with schools, businesses and colleges in 30 states and Ireland. The CFES Program engages students in three core practices — Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career — that raise aspirations, and develop grit, resilience and other Essential Skills, advancing social and educational uplift. ( 

Dara Schechter, Director of Communications
College For Every Student
(732) 887-4022
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Cudoo Online Videos for Learning language learning platform announced as “Cool Tool Finalist” in the edTech Digest Awards Program 2017

Every stat you look at clearly shows the power and importance that video-based learning holds today – video will account for over 70% of all mobile traffic by 2021”

— Ivan Vassiliev, V.P of Technology at Learningonlinexyz, Inc

CUPERTINO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2017 / — Any education company is, by the era in which we now live, an edtech company. And today, any educator, learner, or leader is at least a nascent technologist. Billions of dollars have been invested in this future, and the edTech market is perched at $51.5B, with an annual growth rate of between 2012-2016 of 7.9%.’s Cudoo platform, with its self-paced online courses for over 160 languages and professional development skills, is announced as a Cool Tool Award 2017 Finalist in the e-learning category of the Edtech Digest Awards Program 2017. Its video and micro lesson based language solution, combined with concierged cultural content, provides a “cool” opportunity to access Gen Z compliant learning.

According to Insight from comScore 2016, an average of 5.6 hours a day is spent on digital media in the US, 2.8 on mobile and 2.4hours on desktop, and out of the many innovation tools that lead the e-learning trend, video-based learning is at the forefront.

Ivan Vassiliev, V.P of Technology at Learningonlinexyz, Inc. commented, “We love the way that edTech Digest gets the conversation going about tools that really reflect the way users learn, and its great to be recognized by them as one of those “cool tools”. Every stat you look at clearly shows the power and importance that video-based learning holds today – video will account for over 70% of all mobile traffic by 2021. It’s the chosen choice of knowledge uploads of our generation and the only way to truly engage a workforce.”

While Gen Y and Z expect cool interface, concierged content and to be able to access learning the way they live their lives, the demographic 35-54 has the highest % of multi-platform users (82%).

About EdTech Digest

The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, they create conversations to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of, to reshape the education culture and to create a new and better future for students.

Then usual boiler plate for LO etc.

About delivers a unique cultural connectivity ecosystem, connecting cultures through language learning innovation in over 160 languages. It is the only solution to offer video and micro based language learning for 160+ languages. Its combination of mLMS, apps and online-based products connects learners, peers and instructors to a world of cultures.

Cudoo: self-paced online courses for 160+ languages and professional development skills. award winning free multi-language app for 160+ languages.
Speaking Cultures: online language exchange platform for peer learning

Moaz Khan
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Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges a Medical Doctor with Proof a Healthcare Facility in Texas Is Massively Over-Billing Medicare To Call About Potentially Huge Rewards

We are also super interested in hearing from physicians who have proof a drug company is off-labeling their pharmaceutical product or products”

— Texas Corporate Whistleblower

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 30, 2017 / — The Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a medical doctor with proof any type of healthcare facility or company in Texas has been and is engaged in a significant scheme to overbill Medicare to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about the federal whistleblower reward program. The group believes that many physicians in Texas know about Medicare overbilling but the 'good ol boy' system in Texas prevents them from stepping forward. The potential whistleblower rewards for companies/corporations involved in major schemes to defraud Medicare in Texas can result in substantial whistleblower rewards as the Center would like to explain anytime. http://Texas.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a physician with proof a healthcare company in Texas is involved in an ongoing scheme to rip-off Medicare to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about whistleblower rewards. We like to hear from a physician with proof a Texas nursing home is constantly short-staffed, a hospital emergency room is unnecessarily admitting Medicare patients for medical procedures they do not need, a skilled nursing facility overbilling for rehab, a company providing hospice services for people who don't need hospice, etc.

"We are also interested in hearing from physicians who have proof a drug company is off-labeling their pharmaceutical product or products. We are certain there are medical doctors in Texas who have the complete set of party pictures on a healthcare provider in Texas when it comes to big time Medicare fraud. The potential federal rewards for this type of information could be in the millions of dollars as we would like to discuss anytime at 866-714-6466. Why sit on a super big winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might/could have been worth?" http://Texas.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Whistleblowers with proof of wrongdoing frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Texas based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.” http://Texas.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Texas can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Texas.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

Thomas Martin
Texas Corporate Whistleblower Center
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South LA Non-Profit Hosts Teen Royals

A Place Called Home’s 15th Annual Cinderella & Prince Charming Project Gives 1000 Underprivileged Teens the Royal Treatment For Senior Prom & Graduation

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 29, 2017 / — Instead of changing pumpkins into carriages, A Place Called Home (APCH), a non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles, will work its own fairy-godmother magic by hosting The Cinderella & Prince Charming Project on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at 2830 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA.

The two-day event provides teens from economically disadvantaged homes with the opportunity to attend their senior engagements, including prom and graduation, without the high expense of purchasing formal gowns, suits, shoes, and accessories.

“We are happy to provide 1,000 or more students with free formal wear so they can glitter on the outside, but APCH is also all about nurturing inner strength and beauty, so the event also includes motivational speakers and community service opportunities so the teens can share forward and make a difference in the world,” explained Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director of APCH. “That’s where they really blossom into the princes and princesses they are.”

This year, the anticipated 1,000 teenage boys and girls in attendance will each have the opportunity to develop their inner and outer prince or princess and will receive help in selecting their attire, a free tailor for alterations, and hair and make-up tutorials.

But, what is the royal treatment without some royal life lessons? Influencers from the leading global style network, StyleHaul, the Latino Student Psychological Association of Pepperdine University and The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) will provide empowerment workshops to help the teens carry themselves with confidence as they enter adulthood beyond prom and graduation. Bank of America will also provide financial education such as budgeting and saving tips to put students on the path to a financially stable future. Major event sponsor StyleHaul will also provide prom makeup and hair tips, tricks, tutorials and makeovers inspired by and guided by some of their top social media creators.

Event sponsors include Stylehaul and The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5). This event is also made possible through generous donations of new or gently used formal attire and accessories for both boys and girls. There is still a great need and donations are immensely appreciated and encouraged.

Top designers, vendors and boutiques, including Friar Tux, Fame and Partners, Bebe, Kendra Scott, as well as many generous individuals, donated thousands of new and gently used gowns, suits and accessories to the 2017 Cinderella & Prince Charming Project. Donations also come from all over L.A. and include support from: Bank of America, Wescom Credit Union, Harper Fox and South Pasadena High School’s Prom Perfect, The Shoe Crew, Apple, Key Elements PR, and Bank of The West to name a few. Special thanks to iHeartMedia and REAL 92.3, LA’s Home for Hip-Hop.

About A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education, and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
For the past 24 years, APCH has served more than 18,000 at-risk youth (ages 8-21) in their educational, personal and artistic endeavors. Located in South Central Los Angeles, the organization secures an empowering learning environment through community outreach and activities, in hopes that children will gain core values of respect, empathy, accountability, courage and hope. This is accomplished through programs in education, arts and wellbeing, inspiring them to make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @APCH2830, like us on and view our content at

For more information about donations or media coverage, please visit:

About StyleHaul

StyleHaul is the largest global style community of content creators. The company is home to more than 5000 digital influencers who create style-focused content that attracts more than 60 million unique viewers and generates over 2.5 billion views each month. StyleHaul is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Chicago, London, and Singapore. In November 2014 StyleHaul was acquired by RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network. Find us on Twitter @StyleHaul, follow us on Instagram @StyleHaul, like us on and view our content at

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Maria Sosyan
A Place Called Home
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Digital Fuel adds Sequoia Enterprise Services as an IT Business Management Channel Partner

Digital Fuel, a leading IT Business Management solution, announced the addition of Sequoia Enterprise Services to the Digital Fuel Reseller Partner Program.

We are very excited to partner with Digital Fuel. DF has a strong base of enterprise and government customers .. We see a great opportunity to deliver the solution to more Canadian enterprises.”

— Rob Wiens, Sequoia Managing Director

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2017 / — Digital Fuel, a leading IT Business Management (ITBM) solution, today announced the addition of Sequoia Enterprise Services to the Digital Fuel Reseller Partner Program.

Sequoia, a Canadian based IT consulting group, and Digital Fuel have entered an agreement to serve customers with IT Business Management, Service Level Management, and IT Benchmarking solutions.

“We are very excited to add Sequoia to the Digital Fuel Channel Partner network” said Rick Johnson, Digital Fuel Director of Channel Partnerships. “With this relationship, Sequoia’s customers can take advantage of Digital Fuel’s ITBM solutions to optimize the total cost of IT services across on-premise or public cloud environments. With Sequoia’s strong reputation in the enterprise IT architecture and infrastructure space, we are looking forward to offering our services to the Canadian market.”

Rob Wiens, Sequoia Managing Director says, “We are very excited to partner with Digital Fuel. Digital Fuel has a strong base of enterprise and government customers in North America. We see a great opportunity to deliver the Digital Fuel solution to more Canadian enterprises. There is a real need for the IT optimization and cost savings that can be realized with this type of solution. We are particularly excited about the Digital Fuel Service Level Management, Benchmarking, and IT Showback & Chargeback modules.”

Jas Walia, Digital Fuel’s Canadian Territory Manager stated, “I strongly believe that this new partnership between Digital Fuel and Sequoia is going to give IT organizations across Canada unprecedented access to IT business management solutions. Our goal is to help organizations manage and deliver high quality IT services at the lowest possible costs and embrace transformation with a data driven approach. We are very excited to be working with Sequoia to help organizations build a center of excellence in IT business intelligence.”

Digital Fuel sells software licenses, SaaS subscriptions, and professional services to Fortune-1000 enterprises across multiple end markets including Financial Services, Government, Education, and Healthcare. Digital Fuel’s Cost Transparency, Service Level Management, and IT Benchmarking modules have helped enterprises optimize their IT spend and realize significant cost savings, while being more responsive to internal customer needs.

Digital Fuel provides the granularity and accuracy which other systems lack. This level of detail allows enterprises to reliably perform customer chargebacks, budgeting & planning, accurate cost optimization insights, and robust IT Financial management activities.

Press Contact

Digital Fuel Media
(925) 997-2557

About Digital Fuel SV, LLC
Digital Fuel is an IT Business management (ITBM) tool that provides transparency and control over the costs of cloud environments and quality of IT services. Its suite of products allow businesses to optimize costs and sourcing across internal virtual infrastructure/private cloud and public cloud. Core services include IT Business Management, Bill of IT, IT Benchmarking, IT Showback & Chargeback, and Service Level Management. Infrastructure teams use Digital Fuel to understand the costs of supplying private and public cloud environments, while CIOs and IT executives can understand the costs of supplying IT services. To learn more, visit

About Sequoia Enterprise Services (

Sequoia Enterprise Services is a Canadian based IT consulting group that delivers solutions focused on IT optimization, automation, and efficiency. Enabling any enterprise to “be s service provider”, Sequoia delivers technical and financial expertise to support clients’ target state of an agile, scalable and cost effective platform for digital transformation. Sequoia combines the principles of IT Financial Management with the technical expertise to run any application on a large scale virtualized environment, across both private and public cloud infrastructure.

For more information please contact Sequoia at

Brett Arnott
Digital Fuel
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Baseball Training Academy Celebrates 25th Year


Jeff Pinkman, John Pinkman with college flags representing where their athletes play ball.


Pat Pinkman teaching left-handed pitching mechanics


Pinkman athletes working out.

Northern Virginia based School Now Offers Virtual Training

While training our athletes in professional techniques and strategy, we strive to impart leadership qualities that will serve them well throughout life.”

— Jeff Pinkman

STERLING, VIRGINIA, USA, March 29, 2017 / — As Major League Baseball warms up for their season opening, the Pinkman Baseball Academy is entering its 25th year as a nationally recognized training facility. Pinkman is known for its pitching and hitting instruction of hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to play college baseball, and more than a dozen who went on to play professional baseball in the Major and Minor Leagues.

Since 1992, the Pinkman team has logged 30,000 hours teaching lessons, including over 1000 lessons a year since 2000. They teach in a 10,000 square-feet facility in Sterling, Virginia and offer Pinkman On Demand, an enterprise grade platform smartphone app to remotely work with players around the country. Baseball and Softball players can send video for analysis and view practice drills.

John Pinkman, founder, is also in his 35th year as a coach. While Pinkman played baseball in college, his interest in baseball as a career began when his young son, Jeff, showed promise on the Little League field. His second son, Pat, was also an avid player. Both went on to play college baseball, while John turned his coaching into the Pinkman Academy. Upon graduation, both Jeff and Pat returned to work alongside their father sharing their skills with younger players. Now, Pat is an assistant coach with Fordham University and Jeff is president of Pinkman Academy.

"While training our athletes in professional techniques and strategy, we strive to impart leadership qualities that will serve them well throughout life," says Jeff Pinkman.

Pinkman Academy has trained over 250 players who went on to play college ball. Among the colleges where Pinkman graduates played: Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, MIT University of North Carolina, George Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William and Mary, LaSalle, Lafayette, West Virginia, Florida, and Elon.

Major League players who developed their talent with Pinkman’s help include: Mike Elias, now Assistant General Manager of the Houston Astros, Adam Warren of the Yankees, Paul Clemens of the Padres, John Maine of the Mets and Mike Schwimmer of the Phillies.

Minor League players who spent time in the Pinkman training academy include: Evan Frederickson of the Brewers, Adam Gardner of the Giants, Joe Foote of the Twins, Alec Grosser of the Dodgers, John Link of the Padres, Tommy Bell of the Marlins, Jay Sborz of the Tigers, and Kevin Landry of the Orioles.

The mission of the Pinkman Academy is to provide professional baseball and softball instruction throughout the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area and virtually using an iOS device. Pinkman offers premium athletic instruction for all students targeting individual needs, regardless of their current skill level. Players come to Pinkman to be assessed and to develop their physical, mental, and emotional prowess. Pinkman is located at 21598 Atlantic Blvd #130, Sterling, Virgina. Call 703-661-8586 or visit Find Pinkman in Facebook or Twitter @pinkmanacademy. Schedule an appointment online at

Media Contact: Kimberly Hartke, 703-860-2711,

Jeff Pinkman
Pinkman Academy
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St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School Announces 2017 Students of Excellence

Distinguished ALumni & Teachers of Excellence Also to Be Honored at Annual Dinner

We're extremely proud of these students and honorees.”

— Michael Reilly

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2017 / — St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School has announced its 2017 Students of Excellence along with this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Founder’s Award, and Teacher of Excellence Award recipients. Honorees to be highlighted at the school’s Annual Dinner to be held Thursday, April 6th at The Grand Oaks Country Club in Huguenot.

This year’s Students of Excellence honorees are Dominick Anderson, Joseph Bolella, Gerard Cardinale, Diana Claps, Luciana Colletti, Andrew Cortese, Thomas DeCicco, Michael Farid, Sarah Farid, Julia Fleschner, Samantha Gogarty, Anthony Insinga, Joanna Kopko, Peter Lanza, Donata Masucci, Tomasso Mazzaferro, Nicodemo Mazzaferro, Jessica O’Brien, Alexa Passante, Sarah Perine, Francis Perry, Danielle Sainato, Justin Tizon, and Alexis Trevino.

“We’re extremely proud of these students,” said Father Michael Reilly, Principal of St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School. “The entire faculty and staff congratulates these members of the Senior class and their families, and we of course wish to congratulate our Distinguished Alumni, Founder’s Award, and Teacher of Excellence honorees.”

This year the school will also recognize former faculty member Mr. Maurice “Spike” Watson posthumously with the Founder’s Award, Ms. Deborah Fitzpatrick ’78 will he presented with the Sisters of Charity Teacher of Excellence Award, and Mrs. Kristine Albano Garlisi ’91 and Mr. Matthew Santamauro ’87 are this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Mr. Ralph Giordano ’04, Executive Producer at FOX News, will be the Emcee for the evening.

For those interested in attending there are still a limited number of seats available, and sponsorship opportunities will be available until Friday, March 31st. For more information please dial (718) 984-6500 Ext. 5324 or visit the Events Tab at

Anthony Rapacciuolo
PRcision LLC
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