"The AYE" d'Ana Isabel célèbre les "Leah Tutu Unsung Heroes Awards" AU CAP EN AFRIQUE DU SUD



Révérend Mpho Tutu Van Furth a ouvert la soirée “Unsung Heroes”

"The Aye" met en résonance la fragilité de l'équilibre de la biodiversité avec celle tout aussi fragile de la réconciliation des hommes.

REDU, BELGIUM, BELGIUM, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — L'événement annuel de Madame Leah Tutu, "Unsung Heroes" est une occasion unique pour honorer l'héritage de Monseigneur Desmond Tutu. Le JazzArt Theatre à Cape Town, Afrique du Sud dont Sifiso Kweyama, Averil Barry-Hughes, Nosinathi Sangweni et un groupe de onze danseurs de la troupe du JazzArt, en collaboration avec Ruby Flower du Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez et Dean Jacobs du Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation, ont accompagné la soirée avec une chorégraphie intitulée "The Aye" inspirée directement du livre "The Extraordinary Love Story of Aye Aye and Fedor" de l'écrivain Ana Isabel O.
Cette chorégraphie met en résonance la fragilité de l'équilibre de la biodiversité avec celle tout aussi fragile de la réconciliation des hommes, pilier des actions de la Fondation de Monseigneur Desmond Tutu.
Le groupe du JazzArt theatre a enchanté l'événement. Les masques des danseurs sont faits de papier mâché et de matériaux naturels et sont l'ouvre de Carla Engenbreatt du Carla Mask à Cape Town, et l'exécution de la danse allie grâce et grande maitrise technique .

Sur la scène les onze danseurs  délivrent une énergie et une grace touchante. La chorégraphie d'ensemble confère à cette production une empreinte inégale au rythme des compositions léchées du pianiste et compositeur Hollandais Michiel Braam. Il suffit d'écouter "Enclosure to Enclosure" et "Love", de véritables pièces contemporaines qui insufflent des phrases de Jazz-rock, pour comprendre que la musique de Braam a considérablement inspiré ces jeunes danseurs au talent remarquable. 

La chorégraphie de Monsieur Sifiso Kweyama se nourrit des mouvements qu'il enrichit à l'aide des mélodies captées lors de son parcours dans le monde entier et dans son Afrique du Sud natale. Il sait donner des couleurs Jazz et contemporaines à une berceuse inspirée de l' Ubuntu ou de ses multiples collaborations. En créant une chorégraphie basée sur le Jazz-rock il emprunte une des traditions les plus anciennes comme le Jazz, cette musique née dans l'âme des  esclaves noirs amenés en Amérique. Kweyama modèle les thèmes par son mouvement fluide et chaleureux, ce qui explique ses capacités à transcender les frontières musicales et chorégraphiques pour marquer dans l'expression corporelle un idiome accessible a tous.   

L'événement a conquis pas seulement du fait de sa parfaite exécution, mais également grâce à la beauté de l'endroit baigné par une intensité lumineuse lui octroyant une réputation justifiée. Les contes pour enfants mélangés aux courants musicaux même les plus populaires comme le rock et le jazz, s'intègrent dans l'inspiration des poètes qui s'adonnent a des mesures magiques. Ce qui permet à plusieurs artistes tels que Sifiso et Ana Isabel O de se détacher en offrant ce bel hommage aux personnes qui sont récompensées pour le bien fait à l'Humanité puisque Monseigneur Tutu et Madame Tutu ont donné leur vie pour témoigner du fait que nous tous sommes unis par la même Humanité et que tout ce qui nous arrive arrive à autrui.

La blancheur des costumes se fait remarquer comme un chant pure qui nous rappelle que la joie n'existe que parce qu'on connait un état de tristesse. La Révérend Mpho Tutu Van Furth a ouvert la soirée avec une magnifique parure qui mettait en valeur son charme et sa bonté naturelle. La Révérend Tutu Van Furth est une prêtresse engagée, qui aux cotées de ses parents, défend inlassablement les valeurs d'égalité, justice, réconciliation et de tolérance vis à vis des minorités et des populations LGTB. La Révérend Mpho Tutu Van Furth est mariée avec la Doctoresse Marceline Van Furth, un médecin hollandais qui travaille dans la recherche sur le HIV.

Les performances ont été à couper le souffle et JazzArt avec Sifiso, Nkosinathi, Averil et leur équipe sont imprégnée d'une grand passion, talent et professionnalisme. Tout l'équipe, Ana Isabel et "The Aye" ont encore marqué beaucoup de esprits!

Dimitri Sobanski
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PlayMaker CRM adds Senior Director of Product, New Board Member

PlayMaker CRM is the Leading Sales Platform for Post-Acute Care

PlayMaker CRM announces the addition of Jennifer Artabane as Senior Director of Product and Wayne Gattinella as Board Member.

FRANKLIN, TN, USA, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — PlayMaker CRM, the leading sales platform for post-acute care, announced today the addition of two key roles within the organization. Jennifer Artabane will serve as Senior Director of Product, and Wayne Gattinella, former CEO and President of WebMD, joins the Board of Directors. "These additions to our company reflect our continued commitment to bringing together the brightest minds in healthcare and technology to solve the business growth challenges of the post-acute care space," said John Griscavage, CEO of PlayMaker CRM.

In her role as Senior Director of Product, Artabane will help position PlayMaker CRM and its customers for future success in the changing and dynamic healthcare industry. "We are delighted to have Jennifer join the team," said Griscavage. "Her product leadership and insight will ensure that PlayMaker CRM remains at the forefront of innovation for post-acute care providers."

Most recently, Jennifer served as VP, Product for Brooks Bell, Inc., a testing, optimization, and personalization consulting and services firm. In this role Jennifer was responsible for leading the organization's nascent software product strategy, planning, and development. Prior to Brooks Bell, Jennifer served as the VP, Business Operations and Marketing for ReverbNation, where she worked with the product development and marketing teams to build and market solutions and services to assist independent artists advance their careers. Jennifer also spent six years working on and leading the ChannelAdvisor Product Management team, specifically responsible for the marketplace integrations and core functionality of the ChannelAdvisor platform.

Jennifer earned her MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.

Also announced today is the addition of Wayne Gattinella to the PlayMaker CRM Board of Directors. Gattinella has played a key leadership role in the success of several game-changing organizations in the digital information space. Prior to joining DoubleVerify in 2012, he was CEO and President of WebMD, the most recognized brand of health & wellness information. Under Wayne's 10-year leadership, WebMD significantly expanded its revenues and profitability into one of the world's preeminent web properties with a market cap over $3 billion. Wayne held previous management positions in several high growth public companies including Medco Health Solutions, MCI Telecommunications and People PC.

"Wayne has been at the helm of numerous healthcare technology success stories," Griscavage adds. "His unique perspective and experience will allow us to effectively manage the growth trajectory that we have been on for the past few years."

Wayne holds an MBA from St. Joseph's University and a BS from Drexel University LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia. He also serves on the Board of Directors for HealthGrades and the Advisory Boards for Drexel University College of Medicine and LeBow College of Business.

For more information, visit playmakercrm.com.

Seth West
PlayMaker CRM
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Tourism in the UAE has a new jewel: It’s different, exciting, and unique – Ras Al Khaimah

LONDON, UK, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — The travel and tourism industry is always looking for alternatives and new opportunities. Ras Al Khaimah is different, exciting, and unique.

Ras Al Khaimah is a 5-star tourism destination with 4-star prices which has beautiful deserts, open white sandy beaches and warm waters, and stunning mountains. This means a visitor can combine a desert safari with a beach holiday and mountain climbing. It is ideal for the adventure tourist, family vacations, and those wanting a true cultural experience.

Taleb Rifai, the Secretary of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) told attending tourism ministers at the World Travel Market recently, tourism is about people to people, tourism is peace. In Ras Al Khaimah, tourists may explore and live with local beguines, and they don’t even have to give up the luxuries of life while doing it.

eTN caught up with Mr. Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. In an interview during World Travel Market (WTM) in London, Mr. Mattar summarized what a visitor should expect when traveling to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. He said, “It’s UAE’s most authentic destination in the Middle East.”

Just a 45-minute drive from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is a different world. Mr. Mattar said: “Of course, anyone traveling to the Gulf region expects year-long sunshine. In Ras Al Khaimah, we provide the perfect place to enjoy a vitamin D session with the sun. Here, we offer visitors 64 kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches.”

Answering how most travelers get around, Mr. Mattar explained that the roads are ultra-modern and clean, making driving a beautiful experience. “Most visitors fly into Dubai or Abu Dhabi and rent a car,” he responded, “And in addition to visiting the emirate, one may also easily cross the border to Oman to have a completely different experience.”

Mr. Mattar said that Ras Al Khaimah is very diverse and that families as well as adventure tourists love this UAE emirate. He said, “It is a very liberal emirate with all the luxury one expects from a visit to the UAE. And it is not a dry emirate – alcohol is served in the hotels.”

“If one is looking for a truly cultural experience, visiting a Bedouin oasis is an authentic reproduction of Bedouin life just as it used to be,” Mr. Mattar explained. “Here, tourists may experience the quiet of the desert – a truly magical experience.”

He went on to describe some of the wonderful activities of this exciting UAE emirate: “Whether a visitor is looking for a leisurely sea cruise or something a little more exciting, Ras Al Khaimah has something for all energy levels, both offshore and on land. There is nothing quite like the great outdoors, and those who know this to be true will be happy to find that the dramatic and diverse landscapes of Ras Al Khaimah provide an oasis of exciting outdoor activities for all ages and interests to enjoy. From mountain climbing to water adventures, golf to spa sessions, it is all ready for the experiencing.”

Here is a sampling of what Ras Al Khaimah offers its visitors to enjoy:

Mountain Adventure

The Hajar Mountains are the perfect place for a picnic or hike, rewarding the visitor with dramatic canyons and spellbinding views around every corner. For a real challenge, take a trek up to the summit of UAE’s tallest peak, Jebel Jais, which stands 1,934 meters tall and stays 10 degrees cooler than sea level. Biking and camping are just as fun when it comes to mountain adventures. As the Arabian sun fades into the horizon, prepare to be wowed by Ras Al Khaimah’s sparkling night sky. Far from the lights of the city, the unusually dark skies offer a jaw-dropping stargazing experience that will linger long in the memory.

Water Experience

With over 60 kilometers of calm crystal-clear coastline and ideal water temperatures all year long, it’s no surprise that Ras Al Khaimah is a hotspot for thrilling water sports. Visitors may take their pick from scuba diving, jet skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, flyboarding, and more. Alternatively, one may set their lures and reel in the catch of a lifetime on a deep-sea fishing trip along the sapphire waters of the Arabian Gulf. Fishing excursions are available at all Ras Al Khaimah resorts and provide the perfect offshore adventure for beginners and skilled anglers alike. Expect to catch a vast array of fish species including King Fish, Barracuda, Cobia, Trevallies, Hamour, Snappers, Queen Fish, and Sherry.

Golf

Ras Al Khaimah is quickly becoming a leading destination for golf. With extensive facilities at Al Hamra Golf Club, the emirate has secured the position as host to the famous European Challenge Golf Tour. Al Hamra Golf Club offers an eighteen-hole course (across 7,325 yards) with a broad range of facilities to enhance golfers’ enjoyment of the day – both on and off the course. The floodlit course even enables golf fans to play after sunset. As an alternative, Tower Links also offers an eighteen-hole course set against the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains.

Be Active

Ras Al Khaimah provides the perfect atmosphere for an active lifestyle. Enjoy a jog along Al Qawasim Corniche in the crisp early hours of the morning. Walk around the suburban areas of Al Hamra Island, or enhance breathing skills with a yoga session as the sun sets into the horizon of this enchanting emirate

Health & Spa

Health and well-being are key to a happy life, especially when on vacation. Indulge in a variety of delightful luxurious spa treatments, facials, body scrubs, and massages. Be treated to a beauty session with 5-star manicures and pedicures, as well as skin and hair treatments. Let go of the stress of modern life with a healthy session in one of Ras Al Khaimah’s renowned health spas.

For more information, visit www.rasalkhaimahtourism.com

Alexander Gray
PR Mediaco
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Eye Doctors See Solution for Increased Patient Feedback and Referrals

Leading provider of medical record software for eye care professionals sees success from collaboration with top developer of testimonial management solutions.

Our mission at Testimonial Tree is about helping businesses better capture and communicate quality customer interactions for increased success … It’s humbling to see that help in Healthcare too.

— Jason Dolle

ESTERO, FL, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Southwest Florida technology firms EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems and Testimonial Tree have partnered to equip ophthalmology professionals with a new tool to more efficiently capture patient feedback, yet also provide patients an easy way to share that feedback with their friends and family.

EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems is nationally recognized as a leading provider of electronic medical records software solely designed for eye care professionals. The company has been heralded among the fastest growing private companies in America.

Testimonial Tree simplifies the collection of patient feedback, online reviews and testimonials. The platform helps physicians gain control of their online reputation and visibility on search engines and social media networks. By working together, both companies are offering a resource that enables healthcare professionals to successfully grow their practices.

As EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems President Abdiel Marin affirms, “While we have many clients using our electronic medical record software to support their clinical operations, we believe the solution from Testimonial Tree will not only help enrich the potential for new patients, but also be helpful in enhancing existing patient relationships.”

The integration will essentially allow doctors to more easily (and automatically) send requests for feedback/surveys to patients after appointments at relevant points of care. It enables doctors to quickly garner feedback from patients in a process that is fast, inexpensive, effective and automated. It also allows patients the opportunity to easily share that feedback with their friends and family through various social media outlets including Facebook, LinkedIn, and others.

Mr. Marin further indicates that the Testimonial Tree service can be used as a Clinical Practice Improvement Activity for the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) recently adopted by law. MIPS is a Medicare/Government program that influences how Medicare providers are reimbursed for the services they perform. The program establishes both penalties and incentives to encourage providers to offer quality services.

“Just as we are concerned with providing quality services to support this segment of the healthcare industry, we know professionals are likewise concerned with offering quality services to their patients. We’re honored to provide a tool that allows them to more effectively gain insight on patient experiences, as well as means for patients to efficiently recommend a quality doctor to all their friends and family,” says Mr. Marin.

Testimonial Tree’s Founder and CEO Jason Dolle has long been a proponent of harnessing the benefits that come from positive customer referrals. As Dolle says, “For an ophthalmology practice, our tool provides the means of letting new patients better understand the quality of the services fulfilled based on the experiences of existing patients. At the same time, it helps existing patients better realize how much the Doctor values their feedback. It also helps staff acquire a better understanding of how their efforts make a difference in the lives of their patients. That’s a lot of service coming from one simple tool which we integrate with a company’s website,” explains Dolle.

Though initially rooted in services to the real estate industry, Testimonial Tree has rapidly branched into a range of industries, including insurance providers, mortgage institutions and veterinary service providers. Dolle indicates the relationship with eye doctors may prove to ultimately resonate with other healthcare practitioners. “Healthcare providers are often so busy serving their patients, they don’t have the time or systems in place to rapidly glean understanding of how their patients feel about their services,” says Dolle.

“Our solution is ultimately helping businesses harness advantages that come from having happy customers. It’s proven productive in driving new business as well as reputation management, which is something no one should take for granted. We’re also seeing how the wide sharing of positive customer referrals can be more effective, and certainly more affordable, than conventional advertising in mass media, especially when considering how our solution integrates with social media.”

Dolle says that while the new relationship with EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems offers Testimonial Tree greater access into the healthcare industry, it will also provide a greater evidentiary platform for demonstrating how medical practices can better profit from positive referrals. “We’re grateful for the confidence EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems has entrusted in our company, and we especially appreciate the ability to serve the staff and patients of so many eye care professionals,” says Dolle.

“Our mission at Testimonial Tree has always been about helping businesses better capture and communicate quality customer interactions for increased success. It’s humbling to see us increasingly making a difference in Healthcare services too.”

About EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems, Inc
EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems, Inc. provides certified electronic medical records software and solutions designed specifically for the ophthalmology specialty. Designed in an ophthalmic practice, EyeMD EMR's dedication to providing clinically efficient and relevant technology remains unrivaled. EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems, Inc. is a privately owned, profitable, and debt-free company. Visit online at www.EyeMDEMR.com

About Testimonial Tree, Inc.
Testimonial Tree is the leader in testimonial management software. Professionals trust Testimonial Tree to help them gather feedback about customer experiences through 5-star ratings, satisfaction surveys, and customer reviews. Our platform empowers your clients to share word-of-mouth recommendations on social media networks and syndicate testimonials on your own website as well as popular 3rd party review websites. We help you take control of your reputation online, build trusted client relationships and increase brand loyalty. To learn more please contact us by phone: (239) 424-9018, email: info@TestimonialTree.com or visit our website: http://www.TestimonialTree.com.

Jason Dolle
Testimonial Tree
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Type A Machines Announces Shawn Hopwood to Join as CMO, Adding More than 30 years of Experience to 3D Printing Company



Shawn Hopwood, Chief Marketing Officer, & VP of Sales – Type A Machines

Appointment brings Fortune 500 experience from Apple, SGI, and Dolby toward developing a comprehensive brand and sales plan to 3D manufacturing marketplace.

"Shawn’s entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 experiences makes him ideally suited for directing a comprehensive strategy to position Type A Machines as a preferred brand in Additive Manufacturing."

— Andrew Rutter, CEO & CTO, Type A Machines

SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Type A Machines, the industry leader in delivering real world 3D manufacturing solutions, today announced the addition of tech industry veteran Shawn Hopwood as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales. Mr. Hopwood will oversee marketing and sales strategy across the company. Mr. Hopwood is the founder and former CMO at ClikPop, a pioneering brand management agency serving hyper-growth companies within the Silicon Valley community. Prior experience includes leadership positions at Apple, SGI, and Dolby.
"As we continue our journey to becoming a world-class technology organization, it’s critical for us to deliver a clear, articulate message around our “Factory of the Future” vision, a forward-looking initiative disrupting conventional manufacturing," said Andrew Rutter, CEO & CTO, Type A Machines. "Shawn’s entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 experiences bringing advanced technologies to market makes him ideally suited for directing a comprehensive marketing and sales strategy to position Type A Machines as a preferred brand in the Additive Manufacturing industry."
"Type A Machine’s ambitious vision and industry leading products will be the cornerstones of the future of 3D manufacturing," said Type A Machines’ new Chief Marketing Officer, Shawn Hopwood. “We’re at the starting point of an amazing new age of digital fabrication, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to join the Type A Machines team to turn vision into reality.”
Hopwood’s history in the 3D graphics industry goes back to 1985 when he founded the first graphics- and CAD-focused Macintosh magazine. He later launched the first parametric-based 3D modeling software for Pixar’s rendering platform, served as Apple’s first 3D Graphics Evangelist, and led SGI’s industry-wide adoption of OpenGL, including negotiating a license directly with Apple’s Steve Jobs. Mr. Hopwood was instrumental in bringing to market Health Buddy, the first Internet Healthcare appliance, and in driving the adoption of Coding Technologies' audio successor to MP3. The company was later acquired by Dolby where Mr. Hopwood served as Director of Internet Technologies.
Mr. Hopwood joins Apple alums Tim Holmes and Mitch Huitema, who serve as Type A Machines’ Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member respectively.
About Type A Machines
Type A Machines is leading the 3D manufacturing revolution with the first, and only scalable 3D fabrication system. Building on their established Series 1™ 3D printers, the company’s Print Pod™ delivers parallel production at lower cost-per-part than injection molding, backed by the services manufacturing demands. A pioneer in 3D manufacturing, Type A Machines delivers the future of manufacturing today.

Shawn Hopwood
Type A Machines
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Congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump: Tamils for Trump

NEW YORK, USA, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Tamils for Trump sent the following message “Please accept our warm congratulations on your victory. We wish you the best as you prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of the presidency.”

Tamils for Trump congratulated President – Elect Donald Trump on his successful campaign and decisive victory in the 2016 presidential election.

It is time for every American to accept the election result and embrace Mr. Trump as our next president. We will help him to succeed. When our president succeeds, we will succeed as Americans.

The spokesman for Tamils for Trump said that “Since Mr. Trump is a straight shooter, he will look into Sri Lanka situation as it is now, refuse to accept the implementation of UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka and their big joke of reconciliation with Tamils. We are hoping President Trump will come with straight answers for the Tamils suffering without delay.”

The spokesman continued that the “same Sri Lankan army who had killed over 146,000 Tamils and raped many Tamil women in 2009, was still in the Tamil areas. The Sri Lankan army is doing tremendous damage to Tamils’ culture, with their use of the Tamil women as sex slaves, interfering Tamils day-to-day lives, bringing drugs to Tamil areas to destroy the Tamils ’ new generation.

“Seven years after end of the war, still Tamils did not get justice and never will get justice from Sri Lankan war criminals. The current Sri Lankan reconciliation is a big joke that they talked about…to appease the international community. But in fact nothing is done. What Sri Lankan government is doing is just opposite to reconciliation.”

Tamil Chief Minister called for the UN Peacekeeping force by invoking R2P from human rights violations of Sri Lankan army in Tamil areas. After the war , Tamils were forced to live as Sinhalese’ slaves. Tamils need a political solution and justice to live in their homeland with safety and security.

The spokesman for Tamils for Trump concluded “We hope that the new Trump administration will sympathize for Tamils.”

Tamils for Trump is a political activist group comprised of Americans; the majority are Tamil Americans. They believe that over 145,000 Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. They have also observed post war behaviors of the Sri Lankan Sinhalese victors, and concluded that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this war torn island is divided into two individual self-governing nations.

It is of interest to note that , according to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70,000 Tamil civilians may have been massacred in the last six months of the ethnic war. Also, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, the Catholic Bishop of Mannar in Sri Lanka , gave a presentation to the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation

Email: info@tamilsfortrump.com
Phone:914 721 0505
Web: www.tamilsfortrump.com

Tamils for Trump
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Lucha Superstar Drago to Compete at Pacific Coast Wrestling “Fantasm”

Drago

Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW)

Larger than life superstar Drago will make his debut for Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW) on January 20th, 2017 at PCW’s 1st Anniversary Show – Fantasm.

Drago is truly one-of-a-kind luchador, so we are very excited to have him compete. He will certainly be a main attraction for all fans, and I cannot wait to see their faces when he hits the ring.

— Mike Scharnagl, Owner of PCW

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Larger than life superstar Drago will make his debut for Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW) on January 20th, 2017 at PCW’s 1st Anniversary Show – Fantasm.

Drago, who is one of the top stars in Lucha Underground, will bring his high flying skills to Wilmington, CA for PCW. Drago will also take part in the meet and greet prior to the event for Platinum Ticket holders.

“Drago is truly one-of-a-kind luchador, so we are very excited to have him compete at Fantasm,” noted PCW owner, Mike Scharnagl. “He will certainly be a main attraction for all fans, and I cannot wait to see their faces when he hits the ring.”

Drago’s opponent has yet to be announced, however wrestlers such as Jeff Cobb, Pentagon Jr., Lio Rush, Low Ki and Timothy Thatcher have been announced for the event, so there are no shortage of top notch wrestlers for him to face.

Tickets for Pacific Coast Wrestling’s Anniversary event – Fantasm – January 20th, 2017 in Wilmington, CA can be found online at pacificcoastwrestling.com. The card has yet to be announced; however a main event of Willie Mack vs. new PCW Heavyweight Champion “The Whole F’N Show” Rob Van Dam has already been signed.

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About Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW)
Based in the heart of the South Bay of Los Angeles, Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW) brings exciting, hard hitting professional wrestling action to Wilmington, CA. PCW offers a blend of Japanese strong style and old school pro wrestling (1970s and 80s NWA) and features some of the best independent wrestlers in the industry, including former NWA and AWA Champion the Almighty Sheik, former ECW, WWE and TNA Champion Rob Van Dam, Pentagon Jr., Mr. 450, the Samoan Werewolf Fatu, Scorpio Sky, Willie Mack and more. For more information regarding Pacific Coast Wrestling, please visit pacificcoastwrestling.com or facebook.com/pacificcoastwrestling.

Contacts
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Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Fdn Advisory Committee Member Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM EDUCATIONAL FDN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER
HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

BALTIMORE, MD (11/17/16) — Since 1987, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each season to the nation’s top college quarterback, based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. The award was created to honor the legacy of Johnny Unitas, promote the game of football and provide scholarships to deserving young athletes.

The namesake of the Golden Arm Award has a storied history. Johnny Unitas was an 18-year veteran of the NFL, who played his collegiate career at the University of Louisville before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1958. His career passing figures include 2,830 pass completions for 40,239 yards, 290 touchdowns and throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games.

Prior to his passing in 2002, Johnny Unitas was actively involved in the Golden Arm Award and the quarterback selection process. In order to fully capture the essence of this award, Unitas chose an advisory committee to assist in the overall decision process. The committee is comprised of former sports legends, general managers, current sports analysts and some of the nation’s well-known sportscasters.

Among them is Baltimore great, Brooks Robinson. Nicknamed the "Human Vacuum Cleaner," Robinson has won 16 Gold Glove Awards, 15 All-Star selections, two World Series titles and an American League Most Valuable Player Award, while spending his 23 seasons in Baltimore. Earlier this week, Robinson was honored as the best defensive third baseman of all time, providing the bedrock for his Lifetime Achievement Award. To see more, please visit: http://atmlb.com/2ga68q1.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Golden Arm Award sponsors and the rest of Johnny Unitas Advisory Committee members, we want to congratulate Brooks Robinson on this well-deserved and highly-regarded award. Like Unitas, Robinson was a one-of-a-kind athlete and his accomplishments on and off the playing field are truly remarkable.

To learn more about the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation or the Golden Arm Award, please visit: Golden Arm Foundation or Golden Arm Award. Additionally, please follow the conversation throughout the season on Twitter: @GoldenArmAward or use the hashtag, #GoldenArmAward.

John Unitas, Jr.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.
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Business of Design Week 2016 The Transformational Spirit of Chicago Winds Its Way to Hong Kong

Business of Design Week 2016 is a flagship design conference, one of the biggest in all of Asia. This year's theme is 'ChicagoMade.'

HONG KONG, HONG KONG, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading annual design event, returns 28 November to 3 December, 2016, to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for another informative year. The conference gathers pioneering designers and creative executives from across the world and different disciplines to share their insights and stories, and to explore new ideas and trends in design, business, technology and branding.

2016 Partner City – Chicago

With an illustrious reputation as the influential centre of American architecture, the ‘Windy City’ in Illinois has long been associated with landmark buildings. As BODW’s 2016 partner city, its ‘ChicagoMade’ slogan will be a theme at this year’s forum. Numerous Chicago architecture and creative experts will offer their insights on design and architectural topics from urban renewal to public space usage.

A prime example is the Chicago Riverwalk, a contemporary urban planning project on public land started in 2001 and completed this year. Its new waterfront has redefined the downtown core integrating a scenic new pedestrian walk with its historic neo-classical skyscrapers. Carol Ross Barney, Design Principal of Ross Barney Architects, the head design firm for The Chicago Riverwalk, will speak on the topic on the first day plenary this year. She will share her architectural insights and experiences on sustainability issues and working on public space. In the same plenary, Carlo Ratti, Director at MIT Senseable City Lab and Founder of Carlo Ratti Associati, will discuss his interactive vision of architecture that senses and responds.
Plenary II will feature the unique creative vision of design thinker Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO, as well as Dutch landscape architect Winy Maas, Co-founding Director of MVRDV; and French Botanist & Artist Patrick Blanc.

Online Business Trends

This year's Brand Asia Forum theme is ‘Brand & Innovation’ and Tencent’s Corporate Vice President Julian Ma will be the keynote speaker imparting his thoughts on growth trends and strategies of Tencent’s map, vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving business.

Two retail experts from prominent brands will enlighten with their expertise. Rowan Lodge, Head of Retail Design and Development at Aēsop, and Miguel Fluxà Orti, CEO of Spanish shoemaker Camper, will lead the discussion with their branding genius and experience.

In addition, Raaja Nemani, Co-founder and CEO of Bucketfeet, the Chicago label specialising in artist-designed casual footwear, will elaborate on his effort in turning art and creative design into economics.

Local Artist Going Global

Hong Kong illustrator Victo Ngai, who will appear in the Communication & Design session, produces works of vivid colours with fantastic imagery. She will detail her inspiring story from dreaming in Hong Kong to achieving success in the United States. Plus, Wesley Grubbs, Founder and Creative Director of San Francisco’s Pitch Interactive, will detail his data visualisation work in infographics.

The Product & Design session features Scott Wilson, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Chicago-based MINIMAL, a design firm known for its innovative product design. He will share his expertise in product development and technology integration. Joining him are Nicol Boyd and Tomas Rosén, who will explain the importance of simple and practical design and why they launched Office for Product Design.

3D Printing for Product Design

Those curious about the potential of 3D printing should check out the Tech & Design session. Speaking is Netherlands’s Gijs van der Velden, Co-founder and Chief Managing Officer of groundbreaking robotic 3D print tech firm MX3D, who has used 3D printing technology to create bicycles and bridges.

For the new Workspace & Design session, South Korea’s Younjin Jeong will elaborate on URBANTAINER, the famous Seoul shopping mall ‘Common Ground’ created entirely from shipping containers.

A ‘Food & Design’ New Entrée

Food-lovers can whet their appetite for the new session titled Food & Design, featuring Martin Kastner who is on the Future Laboratory's list of the 100 most influential individuals in contemporary design. His company Crucial Detail collaborates with Chicago’s top chefs to create innovative tools and utensils.

Other inspiring guests include internationally acclaimed American artist Janet Echelman, who incorporates wind, water and light to create multi-media public environment art. In the Plenary III: Culture & The City session, she will talk about her experience combining art and technology.

Architect Minsuk Cho, Principal of Seoul studio Mass Studies, and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture + Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will explore the interaction between architecture, design, culture and cities.

Apart from the four-day BODW conference, this year's schedule will include deTour’s series of exhibitions, workshops and programmes for the general public, and the annual DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre to promote and recognise outstanding industry professionals. The diverse range of events brings the design world’s best to Hong Kong, allowing creative and professional experts to network and exchange ideas, while encouraging artists and businesses to unleash the power of design. It is also a chance for Hong Kong to showcase its dynamic design and innovation appeal.

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Urgent need for innovation driving surge in funding, globalization of research

Tan Sri Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid is Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Joint Chairman of MIGHT, and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board

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Funding agencies meet in Malaysia Nov. 20-21 to strategize ahead of Global Research Council 6th annual meeting, Ottawa, May 2017

These challenges can best be met by combining the strengths of all nations and Malaysia extends its highest support to the Global Research Council and its efforts

— Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor, Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, November 17, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recognizing the urgent, growing need for innovation to meet international health, environmental and economic challenges, investments in research are surging, with governments demanding the biggest possible return from every public dollar.

The fruits of scientific research – nanotechnology, medicines and countless new materials and products – are transforming economies and society at an unprecedented and unpredictable speed and scale.

And nations are racing to keep up. UN data show world R&D investments grew from (inflation adjusted) $660 billion to almost $1.5 trillion between 1990 to 2013. Much of that growth comes from Asia, where research funding has almost quadrupled – from $167 billion to $623 billion over those 23 years.

Particularly in low- and middle-income nations, where spending on research and development has traditionally been limited, governments looking to secure economic growth and sustainability are reforming old funding agencies or creating new ones, and pouring money into them.

This energized new research ecosystem faces some major challenges, however, which will be addressed by research funding agency representatives from 17 countries at an Asia Pacific regional meeting of the Global Research Council (Nov. 20-21, Kuala Lumpur), hosted by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

First, as research becomes an increasingly global collaborative enterprise, and with so much at stake, the efficiency and effectiveness of collaborations need to improve to maximize results.

Improving cooperation can enhance the quality of science, avoid unnecessary duplication, provide economies of scale, and address issues that can only be solved by working together.

Secondly, as funders place growing emphasis on their investment's return, how do societies manage the seemingly contentious relationship between "fundamental research," aimed at discovery of new knowledge, and "innovation," intended to generate from the new knowledge more immediate economic growth and jobs?

A recent report in the journal Nature, citing UNESCO data, says "more money than ever is being invested in research and development. Countries that previously spent little are now pumping money into science to secure their future economic growth."

"Growth in gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD) between 2003 and 2013 was relatively slow in the United States and Europe, where research spending is high overall. The strongest growth has been in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America."

Examining research and development investments as a percentage of GDP, World Bank and OECD data show the big spender nations also tend to be among the most prosperous.

The Global Research Council plays a crucial role in removing barriers to collaboration between developed and developing nations, creating standards and basic principles for appropriate peer review of research, for example. These include the transparency of the evaluation process, impartiality and confidentiality.

Other active concerns include e.g. ensuring the accuracy of data and ethical standards in research involving human subjects.

The meeting in Kuala Lumpur is one of five regional sessions designed to generate ideas for discussion at the GRC's 6th annual global conference (Ottawa, Canada, May 2017), co-organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica of Peru (CONCYTEC), in partnership with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC)).

Among the goals of the GRC meeting in Malaysia: foster and accelerate collaboration across national boundaries, recognizing every nation's unique needs for economic growth, national security, and human capital development.

Participants will also discuss specific Asia Pacific challenges and identify opportunities for new and / or strengthened collaborations.

Discussion papers for the meeting say research has assumed a more "problem-based" focus over the past 20 years, involving larger teams of academic and non-academic experts from multiple disciplines. It is also being shaped by increasing openness – more public communication, data sharing and citizen engagement.

Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, says it is no coincidence that, between 2000 and 2012, Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product per capita grew from US$ 4000 to almost $10,800 as national R&D investment rose from 0.5 to 1.13% of GDP.

And while economic headwinds due to commodity prices this year have affected the growth of R&D funding in some countries, Malaysia included, it is important for all nations to invest even more, he says.

"To meet the daunting challenges in decades to come, humanity has set and needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This requires ambitious national investments in science, technology and innovation, as well as basic science and science education and literacy.

"We need innovation to accelerate the generation of energy from renewable sources, to improve the quality of our air and to make the fullest use of our precious fresh water resources, to create strong new building materials locally, to improve and protect health and agriculture through nanotechnology, and in so many other vital areas."

"These challenges can best be met by combining the strengths of all nations and Malaysia extends its welcome and its highest support to the GRC and its efforts to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of research collaborations and capabilities at the regional and global levels."

Says Dato' Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), a conference keynote speaker: "With the pace of economic development increasing worldwide, Malaysia aims to achieve R&D intensity of at least 2.0% by 2020, recognizing the importance of this investment to our well-being and future sustainability. R&D fuels innovation, sharpens our competitive advantage and enables us to create new industries and exploit new economic opportunities."

Says Senior Professor Dato' Dr. Khalid Yusoff, Vice-Chancellor and President, UCSI University, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the GRC Regional Meeting: "The rise of international collaboration over the past two decades is dramatically increasing the impact and importance of research, and that success in turn is inspiring even greater funding of and cooperation among scientists."

Malaysian contacts:

Nik Sufini Nik Mohamed
sufini@might.org.my
+6012-230-1003

Ani Suzila Anas
ani@might.org.my
+60-12-31-28-642

Terry Collins
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology
1-416-878-8712
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