Embracing Stories: Business Leaders foray into being Thought Leaders with MediaTechResource

MediaTechResource – Communicate Globally

Services are curated to help communicate deeper messages on digital platforms.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a major expansion bid, MediaTechResource, a Silicon Valley-based leading digital communications agency, has forayed into thought leadership consulting for the disruptive technology ventures of the Bay area.

The agency’s decision to roll out its strategic consulting services comes amid an accelerating requirement from marketers for a quality platform to engage with their respective audiences.

Marketing directors have been increasingly eyeing for an inclusive platform which can ensure seamless integration with their target audience as against the legacy, one-dimensional print and online advertising communication channels.

MediaTechResource will employ compelling and engaging content and strategy support to leverage marketing and propel commercial success for thought leaders.

"As a disruptor in the digital communications segment, MediaTechResource will facilitate potential thought leaders’ transit from the legacy model of pushing ideas to audiences to audience engagement and interaction. We have trendsetting resources to transcend the strategies of marketers including a perfect amalgamation of editorial expertise and targeted promotion for last-mile audience reach," said Rachana Chowdhary, Managing Director, MediaTechResource.

"Thought leadership approach is undisputedly valuable for professionals and organisations. MediaTechResource will empower marketers to bring in fresh insights to industries which have impacted from a conventional approach," added Chowdhary.

MediaTechResource will also effectuate research through surveys and impactful insights from its substantial network of thought leaders to compliment the engagement of marketers with their key audience.

About MediaTechResource

A Silicon Valley-based leading digital communications agency, we routinely set a new bar for impactful messaging and communications that exceeds our startup customers’ expectations. We believe technology can improve the world in profound ways, and we take pride in our diverse culture of professionals from multiple fields, cultures and walks of life. As a boutique shop with impeccable professional standards, we build long term collaborative relationships that drive customer success.

For more information, please contact:

Charles Costa

Hadas S. Zitomer
+1 847-226-0030
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Millennial Business Owner, John Zimmel, Lists His Top Three Favorite Books for Young Entrepreneurs

John Zimmel Greenwich

John Zimmel, a young entrepreneur from Greenwich, CT owns four media businesses. Here are some of his favorite books that helped him on his quest to success.

GREENWICH, CT, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a young entrepreneur in his early twenties, John Zimmel has experienced firsthand what it feels like to have big dreams only to feel the existential dread from now knowing where to begin to start achieving them.

“When you’re trying to start a business from scratch as a young person, it feels like the odds are against you,” said Zimmel. “Friends are off focusing on having fun, and you’re left to navigate an industry without any contacts, qualifications, or reputation. But there have been millions of people standing right where you are. There is a way to launch your entrepreneurial lifestyle, and it starts with absorbing as much knowledge and real life examples of success that you can.”

Here are some of John Zimmel’s favorite books to help budding entrepreneurs find inspiration, knowledge, and real examples of overcoming adversity.

1. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
“I like this book for its straightforward, no nonsense approach to shaking off fear, doubt, and negative self-talk to become the best version of yourself,” said John. “It’s a great inspirational book that will help light the inner fire in you and finally start your business.”

2. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
“A classic goto that every person should read,” said John. “If you have even the slightest itch to be your own boss, this book is a must. Tim Ferriss provides realistic strategies to automate a business, and talks about a concept called, mini-retirements. It’s one of my favorites.”

3. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
“Gary outlines in this playbook how to turn hobbies into money-making internet machines,” said John Zimmel. “It’s one of my favorite books because the author talks about the importance of building a personal brand and how to use it to build a profitable entrepreneurial career.”

About John Zimmel
John Zimmel is a young, vibrant entrepreneur from Greenwich, CT who’s eager to take his clients’ brand recognition to the next level through social media strategies and high-quality digital content. John Zimmel owns and operates four businesses including his modern-day communications parent company, Labyrinth35X; audio production company, Grass Fed Audio; digital content creation agency, West 35 Media; and his video production company, Nameless Productions. John Zimmel is also a performer himself of magic.

Labyrinth35X – https://labyrinth35x.com/
Grass Fed Audio – https://www.grassfedaudio.com/
West 35 Media – https://west35media.com/
Nameless Productions – https://www.namelesswebsite.com/

Caroline Hunter
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2019 Gay Travel Awards Winners Revealed!

23 Leading LGBTQ+, inclusive and accepting winners selected from hundreds of finalists.

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — GayTravel.com — a trusted resource for LGBTQ+ travelers across the globe – today announced the winners of The 2019 Gay Travel Awards℠.

The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ+ welcoming properties, events, destinations, and travel-related companies around the world. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness and acceptance. This year, 23 winners were selected from hundreds of nominees.

"The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence," said Charlie Rounds, Editor of GayTravel.com.

This year’s Gay Travel Award sponsors were Andrew Christian and MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skin Care.

A complete list of this year’s categories and winners are listed alphabetically below and on the Gaytravel.com blog:

Airline – Southwest Airlines
Bed & Breakfast / Inn – Inn on the Alameda (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Car Rental – Advantage Rent a Car
Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line
Destination – Banff & Lake Louise, Canada
Event – Gay Wine Weekend (Sonoma, CA)
Hidden Gem – Kahanda Kanda (Sri Lanka)
Hotel, Bar – Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Hotel, Beach Resort – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
Hotel, Boutique – XV Beacon (Boston, MA)
Hotel, Business – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina​
Hotel, Casino – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Hotel, City – The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Hotel, Family – Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando, FL)
Hotel, Golf – Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort &
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, CA)
Hotel, Honeymoon – Sri panwa, Phuket (Thailand)
Hotel, Luxury – The St. Regis Mexico City
Hotel, Pride – The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Hotel, Spa & Wellness – Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico)
Hotel, Wedding – South Seas Island Resort (Captiva Island, FL)
Pride – NYC Pride
Tour Operator – HE Travel

About the Gay Travel Awards:
The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire and challenge other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels for the LGBTQ+ Community.

For more information on the awards, please visit www.gaytravelawards.com.

About GayTravel.com
GayTravel connects the LGBTQ+ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable.

For additional information, visit www.GayTravel.com or call (800) GAY-TRAVEL or follow @GayTravel on Facebook and Twitter, @GayTravelInsta on Instagram.

Victoria Prisco
1-800-GAY-TRAVEL EXT#709
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Munfarid’s VRXOne Program Sets Sail for New Destinations

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

VRXOne experiencing network growth for Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Program.

Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education”

— Dr. Sana Farid ( CEO & Co-Founder ) Munfarid – Mulhimat – VRXOne


VRXOne is a state-of-the-art Immersive Education Program created by Munfarid, an innovation firm specializing in Artificial Intelligence (Ai), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). This program targets K-12, higher education, non-formal education, and even special education requirements.
The primary objective is to facilitate training, learning, and skill development across various industries. Immersive education includes the incorporation of immersive and creative technologies to impart high-quality education – that adds real value in terms of increased engagement, enhanced knowledge retention, and eventually better results.
The prospect of cutting-edge, customizable solutions tailored for specific training environments is exceptionally efficient and effective. The onset of technology has its pros and cons. While access to specialized information has increased, distractions are on the rise too. VRXOne’s Immersive Education Program helps raise the bar on classroom learning and consequently brings back lost attention to classrooms.
The bottom line is that Immersive learning presents a medium that makes learning an enjoyable process, rather than a cumbersome one. The ingenious experiences help students understand intricate concepts easily and also promote the practical industry-level applications of theoretical knowledge.



Google set out to make the impossible possible: Assimilate all the world's information and present it on a single platform. Google Expeditions is the result. This project successfully impacted the lives of over 8 million students.

Expeditions aid teachers teach better by spiking curiosity in students about lessons that are otherwise perceived as boring.

The ambition is to leverage this groundwork that Google has laid for the future of education. The aim is to make Google Expedition accessible to millions of students by providing a comprehensive program in classrooms. And has successfully reached the dream figure of 1,000,000 VR expeditions for students in the Middle East.

“VRXOne equips learning with the scorching power of VRAR and rich in value content curated by the leading scholars.”

As VRXOne is the official Google Expeditions partner (in the regions of the Middle East, Africa, and the Sub Continent), this premium and copyrighted content that Google offers is now provided as a first-hand experience to a myriad of schools. Another fascinating feature is the ability to create virtual field trips wherein students can get transported to all kinds of new locations for learning and exploration – be it the Himalayas or the coronary artery of the human heart.


Students with intellectual or cognitive disabilities often struggle with communication, focus, and concentration. Fortunately, Immersive Learning is here to turn the tables around.
VR helps create safe environments for students with special needs to improve instrumental motor and intellectual skills. This is the most noteworthy capability of Immersive Learning: Make education accessible to everybody willing to learn.

“The onset of Virtual Reality (VR) means that high-quality education is no longer a luxury that students with special needs can only crave after.”

All in all, VR helps special students to focus on individual abilities, strengths, and learning preferences that would be otherwise be hindered in the case of conventional educational systems. The result is a surge in self-confidence and self-esteem – both of which tend to take a hit when students feel bogged down by their disabilities.
Moreover, the happiness that these students feel thanks to the intervention of VR is just indescribable. What once seemed impossible is now very much possible through 4IR technology like Extended Reality.


Well, Immersive Learning helps conduct VR Field Trips to Mars: Something that still seems surreal but is possible. This makes the study of space and astrophysics so much more exciting and engaging. VRXOne joined hands UAE schools to host virtual reality trips to Space, including the Red Planet.

“The giant red planet of Mars is suddenly within grasp, thanks to the virtual reality stardom”

Additionally, VRXOne is also prepping up the young minds of UAE to get up to speed with the covetous Mars Mission featuring the Hope Probe set to reach orbit in 2021.


The Expo 2020 is the grand stage for all different kinds of scintillating technology, and VRXOne aims to increase the exposure of Dubai students to connect better with millions of students worldwide.
Consequently, students will plan VR based journeys to better appreciate the essence of the massive technology extravaganza that Expo 2020 is all about.


VRXOne is aggressively expanding worldwide to help students and teachers harness the ground-breaking innovation of Immersive Learning.
The new target regions are interesting choices for a variety of reasons:

– India is home to the world’s third-largest education system and is a perfect platform to pitch the revolutionizing technology of Immersive Learning and popularize it.
– Egypt welcomes technological advancements into their schooling system. Interestingly, the demand for education is impressive due to the steady population growth. This country has regularly acknowledged education as the sole means of economic and social mobility. Additionally, the culture of embracing change and wanting to evolve will undoubtedly foster the sophisticated onset of Immersive Learning.
– Oman places high emphasis on accessibility to education as all three levels of school are free of charge. This realization of the essence of education will definitely welcome Immersive Learning to improve the teaching and learning efficiencies of schools.
– Pakistan’s constitution has a unique law that provides free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years. This nation is consistently endeavoring to achieve greater success in the education frontier. Spreading awareness about the potential of Immersive Learning could define a whole new perspective to education.

The underlying objective behind this expansion is subtle and crisp: Educate educators to improve the learning experience using immersive learning.

“The geographical expansion to other countries of the Middle East and prominent countries of Asia is bound to exponentially increase the popularity of XR in the field of education.”

This isn’t the first expansion opportunity that VRXOne has had.

Here’s Dr. Sana Farid on the expansion to Nigeria earlier this year: “Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education."

Nigeria faces an acute shortage of teaching workforce, and VRXOne looks to expand training and empowerment opportunities for the teachers in Nigeria.


The benefits of Immersive Learning are immense, and the consequent impact on the education system is magnificent, not to mention making education accessible to slum schools and refugee schools.

Students are learning and assimilating complex concepts with ease. Moreover, when students combine their learning potential by connecting with other participants of Immersive Learning platforms, great value is added to everybody.

The future is here in the form of Immersive Education, and this is certainly a giant stride towards ensuring Education Equality.

If you are interested to explore the prospective franchisee or distributors opportunities in your region please send your inquiries at partners@munfarid.org

Hiba Farid
+971 55 361 3645
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An Immersive Learning Session with Google Expeditions by Mark Adkins

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The US State Department Must Deny Visa to Iranian Regime Foreign Minister

Iran Protests 2019

Iran Protests 2019

Iran Protests 2019

The U.S. State Department must deny visa to Javad Zarif. This would be a strong message to the people of Iran and Iran protesters.

The U.S. State Department must deny visa to Javad Zarif. This would be a strong message to the people of Iran, especially those who lost their loved ones during the recent protests.”

— Iranian Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Iranian regime foreign minister, Javad Zarif, is scheduled to attend a meeting on multilateralism in New York on January 9, 2020. This trip comes at a time where the regime is utterly rejected by the people of Iran in nationwide protests across 191 cities and towns since November 15, 2019. The disgraced Zarif represents a brutal regime responsible for killing more than 1,500 people in recent weeks. More than 12,000 people have been arrested but the protests continue even during the memorial services across Iran. Chanting “down with the dictator,” the people of Iran denounce the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and its president, Hassan Rouhani.
Blacklisted by the US State Department, Zarif personifies a terrorist regime whose crimes against humanity is seen in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. He represents a regime with the highest record of terrorist activities and proxy wars around the world. With such abhorring record of violence and terror, his visit is an affront to the entire framework of the United Nations.
The U.S. State Department must deny visa to Javad Zarif. This would be a strong message to the people of Iran, especially those who lost their loved ones during the recent protests, as well as a clear message to the Iranian regime that the world no longer tolerates its killings inside Iran and terrorism abroad.
Zarif and his regime do not represent the people of Iran. Iran’s UN seat belongs to the people of Iran who stand for humanity, peace, justice and freedom.

Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), www.oiac.org
California Society for Democracy in Iran (CSDI), ww.californiasdi.org
Iranian American Community of Northern California, www.iacnorcal.com
Association of Iranian Americans in New York (AIAINY), www.aiainy.org
The Iranian -American Community of Maryland, www.iac-md.org
Iranian American Community of Virginia, www.iac-va.org
The Iranian American Community of Florida (IAC-FL), www.iac-fl.org
Iranian American Community of Texas, www.iac-tx.org
he Iranian-American Community of North Texas (IACNT), www.iacnt.com
he Iranian American Community of Arizona (IACAZ), www.iacaz.org
Iranian American Community of Massachusetts (IAC-MA.ORG), www.iac-ma.org
Iranian American Community of Wisconsin (IAC-WI),www.iac-wi.org
The Iranian American Community of Tennessee (IAC-TN), www.iac-tn.org

Dr. Majid Sadeghpour
Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC)
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‘Iran’s Hidden Slaughter’: a video investigation

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Dr. Srini Pillay, Best-Selling Author, Examines Healing Your Body With Your Mind for the New Year in "Psychology Today"

Srini Pillay, Best-Selling Author and Neuroscientist

By Dr. Srini Pillay.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Year's resolution: Stop ignoring how your mind and body are connected. "Psychological problems" are generally managed by experts of the mind, brain, and behavior (e.g. psychiatrists). Other medical problems are managed by experts of the body in general (e.g. primary care physicians) or people with specific expertise in one particular organ (e.g. cardiologists when there is a heart problem).

On the surface, this may make sense. Yet, historical and emerging research indicates that this makes no sense at all. More and more, we are seeing that your body's wellbeing is inextricably linked with your psychological wellbeing. And by addressing your psychological wellbeing, you can change your body too.

Psychosomatic problems: asthma, gastrointestinal upset, cancer, and other conditions: Prior to the dominance of "evidence-based" approaches to medicine, Sigmund Freud noted four situations in which the psyche and the body appear to be connected: conversion syndromes, in which people may, for example, develop fake paralyses that they are unaware of; neuroses like panic attacks, where patients may develop dizziness or palpitations; hypochondriasis, where patients are almost paranoid that they have physical symptoms; and actual organic illnesses like cancer, where the psyche plays a role (e.g., via health-relevant behaviors that increase risk). In all of these conditions, deep psychological factors likely play a significant role. For example, at "The Paris Psychosomatic School," preliminary studies have indicated that there is a correlation between basic personality structure and the risk of developing cancer.

Action to take: If you have a physical illness, see a therapist to explore whether it may be helpful to investigate the psychological underpinnings of your physical condition. Don't delay psychological examinations. They are not necessarily as disconnected as they may seem.

Depression and your heart: People who have suffered from a cardiac event are more likely to develop depression. While lifetime prevalence rates of major depression are in the order of 17 percent, in those who have suffered a major cardiac event, up to 40 percent of patients meet the criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). Also, MDD itself places you at a greater risk of heart disease. In fact, the more severe your depression, the greater the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Action to take: Do not assume your depression is "all mental" or that your heart disease is "all physical." Ask your primary care physician (PCP) to check your baseline heart function, and then follow-up as regularly as you both see fit.

If you have heart disease, explore whether you have depression and whether it should be treated. Also, explore the factors common to both. This may help your depression and your heart too.

Anxiety and your heart: It is well-known that symptoms such as palpitations may arise from heart conditions such as arrhythmias, or psychological conditions like panic disorder (PD). However, people often act less on the data that demonstrates that 32 percent of patients with heart failure experience elevated levels of anxiety, or that in a study of nearly 80,000 individuals without pre-established CAD (and half with PD), PD was associated with a nearly two-fold increased risk of incident CAD.

Action to take: If you have heart disease, you must decrease your anxiety. The idea is not to panic even more about this association but to be proactive about protecting your heart. Do regular checks with your PCP, and do not ignore cardiac symptoms by assuming they are always due to panic disorder. Also, ask your mental health provider to connect you with a PCP so that they can help you to discern when to be concerned about your heart. Worsening symptoms or new additional symptoms may, for example, help you decide when to go to an emergency room.

If you have heart disease, explore whether you have conscious or unconscious anxiety and whether this should be treated. This may help your anxiety and heart too.

The gut-brain connection: While the precise bacteria implicated in depression are not certain, there is increasing evidence that abnormal gut bacteria are linked to depression. Bacterial composition may also affect how your body manages stress, and abnormal gut bacteria are associated with greater anxiety.

Action to take: Certain probiotics may reduce anxiety or depression. While conclusive studies are lacking, work with your PCP to see how dietary changes may help your anxiety and depression. A higher quality diet is associated with a lower risk for the onset of depressive symptoms and eating too many refined foods puts you at risk for depression and anxiety too.

If you have an upset GI system, address your diet, anxiety, and mood. They are all connected.

Your immune system and depression: There are many studies that connect poor immunity with depression. Some studies indicate that depression itself may be the result of dysfunction of the immune system. And many studies show that the immune system is impacted in anxiety disorders as well.

Action to take: Discuss the connection between anxiety and immunity with your PCP. Ask, "could my autoimmune disease be linked to anxiety?" or "Should I also be treated for anxiety?" Also, simply getting a better night's sleep can improve your immunity and anxiety as well.

If you have an autoimmune disorder, address your sleep and mood too. This could not only help your mood but also your immune system.

Summary: The argument about whether your mind and body are connected is mostly unnecessary. They are most certainly connected. As to what causes what, the jury is out. Still, from the above associations, we know that your brain, heart, gut and immune system are all implicated in depression and anxiety. You can't ignore your body while attending to your mind, or vice versa.

The functional medicine model of care is based on reversing illness, promoting health, and optimizing function by addressing the nuances in functional imbalances in interconnected biological networks. This model of care that integrates nutritional and lifestyle recommendations also takes into account the fact that your entire body is connected. Recent research suggests that this approach to health is superior.

Mental health probably influences your physical health and vice versa. In the new year, strive to integrate the two. Remember, just because your illness is physical does not mean that a mental or lifestyle intervention is irrelevant. A happy body relies on having a mind that is settled, kind, and compassionate to yourself.




Srini Pillay M.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, brain researcher, certified master executive coach, technology entrepreneur and musician. He is regarded as a pioneer in the field of transformational neurocoaching and has been extensively featured in the media including CNN, Fox, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes and Fortune. He is an award-winning author of multiple books and an in-demand keynote speaker. His most recent book is “Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind”.

Pillay is the founder and CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, voted one of the Top 20 movers and shakers in leadership development in the world by Training Industry. He has worked with leaders internationally in many Fortune 500 companies, and is currently an invited member of The Consortium for Advanced Adult Learning and Development (CAALD) at McKinsey &Co. and The Transformational Leadership Council (TLC). Recently, Pillay created a series of videos on “Managing Depression in the Workplace” for LinkedIn Learning.

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
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American Society for Yad Vashem Presents Three Intriguing Holocaust Educational Events

American Society for Yad Vashem

The #EducateAgainstHate events will lead up to Yad Vashem’s annual fundraiser set for June 2, 2020.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV), whose mission is Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research—is presenting a series of three intriguing pre-events over a three-month period, in Los Angeles. The #EducateAgainstHate events will lead up to Yad Vashem’s annual fundraiser set for June 2, 2020.

Pre-Event #1, January 30, 2020

Los Angeles documentary filmmaker/director Roberta Grossman will present and discuss her internationally acclaimed outstanding Holocaust documentary “Who Will Write Our History”. It explores the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and The Oneyg Shabbos in the Warsaw Ghetto. For more information about the film and filmmaker: https://whowillwriteourhistory.com/about-the-film/

Pre-Event #2, February 27, 2020

Dr. Steven Ross is a Professor of History at USC and Director of The Casden Institute for The Study of Jewish Role In American Life. He will discuss his recent book, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.” 21 weeks on the LA Times best seller list. https://www.amazon.com/Hitler-Los-Angeles-Against-Hollywood/dp/1620405628

Pre-Event #3, March 26, 2020

Yad Vashem scholar, Dr. Na’ama Shik, is the Director of On-Line Learning for The International School of Holocaust Studies. Dr. Shik lectures both in Israel and worldwide on topics related to women in the Holocaust. Her topic will be, “Women in Resistance: The Heroic Role of Women in the Holocaust”. https://www.yadvashem.org/articles/general/why-study-the-issue-of-women.html


9737 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Strict Dietary Laws Observed

Reception 7:00 pm. Program to begin at 7:30pm.


$100.00 for all three events, which will include a dessert reception prior to each program, screening of “Who Will Write Our History,” and a copy of the book authored by Dr. Ross, Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America. Cost for single event registration is $50.00

William S. Bernstein Director Western Region – American Society for Yad Vashem- wbernstein@yadvashemusa.org- 424-273-4460

Donna Elyassian – Senior Director of Development Western Region- American Society for Yad Vashem- delyassian@yadvashemusa.org – 424-273-4460

Yad Vashem

Since its founding sixty-six years ago, Yad Vashem has become synonymous with Holocaust remembrance throughout the world. It is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation, commemoration and research. From the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem's integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, groundbreaking research and inspirational exhibits. Its use of innovative

technological platforms maximizes accessibility to the vast information in the Yad Vashem archival collections for an expanding global audience.

Yad Vashem is at the forefront of unceasing efforts to safeguard and impart the memory of the victims and the events of the Shoah period; to document accurately one of the darkest chapters in the history of humanity; and to grapple effectively with the ongoing challenges of keeping the memory of the Holocaust relevant today and for future generations.

The American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV) was established thirty-eight years ago by a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors to advance the crucial efforts of Yad Vashem through Holocaust education, traveling exhibitions, programming for the next generation, and philanthropy. Since its establishment, ASYV has grown from a handful of dedicated members to hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters throughout the United States.

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Fleckner Reveals What Autoimmune Disorders Cause Eye Problems

Dr. Mark Fleckner

GARDEN CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Fleckner says, “There are over 80 different autoimmune disorders, and some can cause eye problems.”

If you have an autoimmune disorder, then you are well aware of how it can change the body, nerves, and joints.

The eyes are also affected by these disorders and can pose a significant risk to your vision. Sadly, there are a lot of people who do not know many details about whether their eyes are undergoing changes.

One such immune disorder attacks and inflames the blood vessels in the back of the eye on the retina, which can affect vision. Yet, it typically manifests itself as a vascular problem. The name of this disorder is autoimmune retinopathy.

This underlines the importance of sticking to a routine of eye appointments. It is the most effective way to receive the proper treatments and medications. In doing so, you can lessen the impact the autoimmune disorder will have on your vision.

Dr. Mark Fleckner advises that everyone should get an eye screening, especially if they are at the age of 40 and above.

“No matter your age, if you start to experience changes, such as cloudiness, blurriness, pain, dryness, or light sensitivity, contact your local eye professional,” says Dr. Mark Fleckner.

Seeking help can change the course of a likely severe eye condition for the better.

Dr. Mark Fleckner is a highly-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist. He practices in New York and specializes in eye conditions that affect the retina.

Here is a list of some autoimmune disorders linked to vision health:

– Behcet disease
– Lupus
– Multiple sclerosis (MS)
– Psoriasis
– Reiter’s syndrome
– Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
– Sjogren's Syndrome
– Graves’ disease
– Type 1 diabetes
– Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
– Uveitis

Another way autoimmune disorders can cause eye problems is from the medication needed to deal with these ailments. Some are known to affect eyesight as a side effect.

Talk to an ophthalmologist about your autoimmune disorder and the medications you are taking for it—it is vital to the health of your eyesight.

Learn about how the disorder you have might be impacting your eyes. Looking at the side effects medications you take can cause you to better understand if they are hurting your vision.

Regular eye appointments provide the opportunity to ask questions and get solutions before problems increase.

To learn more about ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Fleckner, visit his website: http://drmarkfleckner.com/.

Caroline Hunter
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David Joslin Shares Things to Do in Puerto Rico After Hurricane

David Joslin of Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a board member for InSight Radiology Puerto Rico, a multi-site operator of free-standing radiology facilities, David Joslin spends a significant amount of time in Puerto Rico. He has a special connection with the island and the people. Despite the destruction caused by the hurricanes, residents of Puerto Rico have proven to be resilient. This spectacular island is still a great place to visit. David Joslin shares his favorite places and things to do when visiting Puerto Rico.

Visit Old San Juan

Even after Puerto Rico took a hit to Hurricane Maria in 2017, residents of old San Juan did not let this bring them down. Visitors to Puerto Rico will still get to see the colonial charm of Old San Juan. This area of San Juan is mostly known for the colorful houses, cobblestone streets, and an overall colonial feel. To get the most out of Old San Juan, David Joslin recommends visitors book a guided walking tour. A Segway tour on the front end of the day will allow the visitor to get a great overview of the city and allow a later, more in-depth visit to specific sites.

Castillo San Cristobal

According to David Joslin, a visit to Puerto Rico is not complete without seeing up close Castillo San Cristobal. Almost 500 years old, the fort dates back to the Spanish conquest. The fort sits on 27 acres of land, is over six stories high, and is walled on three-sided.

Eat Puerto Rican Food

David Joslin points out you cannot visit Puerto Rico without eating as much traditional food as you can. While in Puerto Rico, visitors must try the famous mashed plantain (mofongo), sweet sticky rice (arroz con dulce), and the world-renowned pork with rice and pigeon peas (lechon con arroz y gándules). Most visitors to Puerto Rico like to sit, and people watch while they drink a cup of cortadito. If you need a cocktail to accompany your food, try any of the excellent rum-based drinks. As a final note, avoid the habit of ordering fries with your meal and instead opt for the fried mashed plantains.

About David Joslin

Aside from sitting on the board of InSight Radiology, David Kent Joslin has worked as the VP of Operations and Development for RadNet, a radiology facility operator. A successful senior advisor and radiology consultant, David Kent Joslin, has put together deals for multi-million dollar companies. David Joslin graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in history and political science before obtaining his MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School. After completing his studies, David Joslin also worked for a variety of healthcare services, management consulting, and software development. When he’s not busy growing his career or volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, David Joslin likes to spend time with his family at their Sarasota, FL home.

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Garrett Hofer East Lyme Co-Founds Shoreline Spartans Rugby Program

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NEW LONDON, CT, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Garrett Hofer CT has dedicated his life and career to uplifting others. Among his various charitable contributions, he is a mentor with the American Corporate Partners Veterans Mentor Program, where he helps veterans transition from military to civilian enterprises. He also co-founded the Shoreline Spartans Rugby Team.

The program was founded in 2017 by Garrett Hofer of East Lyme and Michael Meyer of Clinton. The Program is a reflection of two of Garrett Hofer’s greatest passions: sports and giving back.

Co-founder, Michael Meyer, has a long history with the sport of rugby. He played at Southern Connecticut State University and was a captain. He also played in several adult leagues, including the Connecticut Grey. He was the head coach at Mitchell College rugby for eight years. His experience coaching college students with some cognitive and physical disabilities helped inspire Michael to provide an athletic program to support younger children with similar challenges.

“We set up a youth program that allows young girls and boys to play rugby no matter their ability,” Michael Meyer of Clinton stated. “We have some children with autism, Aspergers, cognitive disabilities, and physical disabilities that all get considerable playing time.”

The team’s first practice was on April 5, 2017. The program started with seven kids but has since reached about 40.

The program has garnered much excitement and support in the community, so much so that the Spartans also now have a high school program with about 20 players.

In 2019, the Spartans hosted a rugby tourney with three high school teams and four youth programs on the same day at the same location, Garret Hofer CT recalled.

“It was such a success that the other teams in the state asked us to do it again,” he said.

Garrett Hofer East Lyme knows firsthand the benefits sports can have for kids and teens. As an athlete since age 8, he played two years of Club Rugby at the University of Wyoming and now loves sharing the sport with the next generation of players.

Both founders’ kids play for the Spartans. “We are very proud of the community that has formed around these young athletes. We have parents who knew nothing about rugby and now love it. We have players that were not excelling in other sports but now get to play a sport they are good at and love,” Michael Meyer said. “At every practice we teach: sportsmanship, anti-bullying, self-worth, teamwork, and the knowledge that a person can accomplish great things if they give 100 percent. We believe because of these teachings we created a great organization.”

This summer, the Spartans plan to launch a one-week summer rugby day camp for youth. The goal is to make it affordable for all participants and to focus on leadership, sportsmanship, and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Garrett Hofer and Michael Meyer also plan to launch an adult rugby team with fun events such as beach rugby. Within the next two years, the Spartans hope to have a women’s high school division as well.

Shoreline Spartans Youth Rugby is pursuing nonprofit status to pursue financial stability as the program grows and so that companies/sponsors can support kids sports and the community and also receive some charitable benefits.

Connect with Shoreline Spartans Youth Rugby via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineSpartansRugby/

Connect with Michael Meyer at info@spartancommercialmortgage.com

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