Students Needing to Take Shelter Can Now Access New Paths to University Without Losing a Study Year

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Graduating Students

Many say that uncertainty is the new normal, but a novel partnership in the educational industry is helping students find peace of mind.

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — Not every high school graduate is prepared to make the leap into the academic rigors of tertiary education and decide on their future path.

Students and families around the world are having their study plans disrupted for a variety of reasons, such as:

• Concerns about health and personal safety due to COVID-19
• Changing financial situations
• Problems getting standardized test scores
• Language proficiency scores
• Problems obtaining a study visa

"NCUK's in-country options are an ideal fit for students who want to start their international education journey a little closer to home. All of our students benefit from our 30 years of experience," says Georgina Jones, Market Development Director for NCUK. "At the same time, Concourse is the perfect platform for students to discover and access new higher education opportunities. We're delighted to be working together to increase access to the options available from NCUK and help any student who is uncertain about getting to university."

NCUK Qualification Process & Guaranteed Access

Upon successful completion of high school, students undertake an NCUK qualification. These are designed in collaboration with NCUK university partners and guarantee access to their universities, including well-known UK institutions such as:

• University of Manchester
• University of Leeds
• University of Sheffield

NCUK's reach isn’t just limited to the UK. Additional opportunities exist at institutions around the globe, including top universities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Concourse Global Clearing Pilot a Huge Success

The ongoing disruption in international education has left both students and universities unsure about how to proceed in a safe and timely fashion. Global Clearing is a new system, powered by Concourse, that connects students to offers from a comprehensive array of global university opportunities. It happens in real time and with no application necessary, helping everyone involved avoid problems related to uncertain travel and other restrictions.

In a collaborative effort, counselors and students work together to develop accurate academic profiles and capture them on Concourse. Next, curated lists of well-matched student profiles are delivered to Global Clearing participating universities for accelerated review. This is critical in 2020 when time is often of the essence due to unforeseen delays and challenges.

Universities participating in the initial pilot were able to make direct offers of admission and scholarship to students directly on the Concourse platform in under a week from start to finish – considerably compressing the standard admission life cycle time.

About Concourse Global Enrollment

Concourse is a technology platform with a mission to create more higher education opportunities for students around the world. Concourse's unique structure links students, counselors, and universities, and revolutionizes the process of engagement and enrollment. In the few short years since its founding, Concourse has been used to connect tens of thousands of high school students and universities, allowing for more opportunity and exploration than ever before.

About NCUK

The Northern Consortium of the UK (NCUK) is a consortium of leading universities in the UK and other countries, providing university preparation and pathway qualifications for international students. NCUK’s renowned Study Centres enable students to obtain needed qualifications and progress onto NCUK universities. Since 1987, NCUK has placed over 35,000 international students in over 4,000 degree programs at leading universities.

Joe Morrison
Concourse Global Enrollment, Inc.
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City of Palmdale Statement – Robert Fuller -7/9/20

Today, the City of Palmdale learned that Sheriff Alex Villanueva of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department completed and released the results of his department’s investigation into the death of Robert Fuller. The City has not received any direct communication nor been provided any information from Sheriff Villanueva on the details of the final investigation.

The City of Palmdale led the effort to request that the State Attorney General’s office intervene in the investigation and provide an independent review of this case. We have been in communication with the Attorney General’s office and will continue to fully cooperate with their investigation. We await the results of Mr. Fullers’ death pending the State Attorney General’s report.

The City of Palmdale also supported the call for an independent autopsy, as requested by the Fuller Family and has been in touch with the family attorney on this matter. It is our intent to continue to work with Mr. Fuller’s family as we await those results and to defer further comment until that time.

We join Robert Fuller’s family and our community in mourning this tragic loss that has impacted so many.

John Mlynar
City of Palmdale
+1 661-267-5112
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Lumonitor Announces First Kickstarter Campaign Now Live, Self-Powered 4K Portable Monitor

Lumonitor allows you to game on your favorite consoles, anytime & anywhere

Triple your productivity! Turn your phone into a massive 15 inch screen!

Connect a Chromecast and stream from any device to your Lumonitor!

The veteran OEM/ODM screen manufacturer and audio-visual innovator, Lumonitor, is thrilled to announce the launch of its first project on Kickstarter.

Lumonitor stands alone among portable monitors. It blurs the lines between monitor and tablet. You can use it with your computer, with your phone, or with nothing but a Fire Stick or USB drive.”

— Annie Lawson, Lumonitor

CENTRAL, HONG KONG, July 10, 2020 / — The founders of Lumonitor have long been present in the audio-visual industry and have contributed to some of the major developments in portable device technology. Now, they’ve come together to launch their own product with the help of backers on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Their new product is called Lumonitor. It’s a portable touchscreen monitor with 4K resolution, hi-fi speakers, and a built-in power source that allows users to operate the monitor much like a stand-alone tablet.

Lumonitor features innovative technology at the cutting-edge of the industry which puts it far and above the options currently on the market.

“Lumonitor stands alone among portable monitors,” commented Annie Lawson, a Lumonitor engineer. “It blurs the lines between monitor and tablet. You can use it with your computer, with your phone, or with nothing but a Fire Stick or USB drive. Lumonitor is packed with premium productivity and entertainment features, and it comes in a smaller package and at a significantly lower price than a tablet.” Lumonitor is accepting backers now on Kickstarter and

Lumonitor hopes to connect with Kickstarter’s base of tech enthusiasts to build a market for their product. While they admit they don’t have the resources to compete with giants like Samsung and Apple, they believe that their superior product will turn enough heads.

Lumonitor is slimmer, lighter, and more powerful than any portable monitor of its kind. The 15-inch screen has 4K Ultra-HD resolution for cinematic visuals. And the built-in hi-fi speakers are louder and clearer than other monitors, making Lumonitor ideal for presentations at work and on-the-go entertainment.

Lumonitor is incredibly easy to use. It is universally compatible with any device or operating system, (including computers, smartphones, and gaming consoles) and it connects instantly without the need for apps or setup.

Users can connect their device by using one of Lumonitor’s many ports: 2x USB, HDMI, Micro-USB, 3.5mm AUX.

The most unique aspect of Lumonitor is its built-in power source, which allows the device to transfer power via HDMI. The company claims that this allows users to unplug and use the monitor like a tablet. By connecting a Chromestick, Fire Stick, Roku, or another digital media player, Lumonitor can be used independently of any other device.

When you choose to use Lumonitor with a phone or laptop, its built-in battery will charge your devices as you work, watch, or play (much like a power bank).

Additional features of Lumonitor include:

– True LED backlighting
– 2x screen brightness compared to other monitors
– PinPoint touchscreen technology for a rapid response rate of <10ms
– Eye protection: anti-glare, anti-blue light, and anti-flicker

Lumonitor is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. Early backers will have the opportunity to claim perks such as special discounts and bundle offers. Learn more at and become a Lumonitor backer today!

About Lumonitor Labs

Lumonitor Labs is an audio-visual innovator and product development brand. It was founded by engineers and entrepreneurs in the audio-visual field with a background in OEM/ODM monitor manufacturing. The founders no longer wanted to support the labor practices of giant tech companies. They believe that by taking their innovations directly to the people, they can produce superior technology in a more sustainable way.

One way they envision doing this is by launching products with the help of crowdfunding. This allows for the acquisition of capital before the wide release of a product, providing the means to streamline production and pay fair wages.

Lumonitor Labs’ first product is Lumonitor, a 4K touchscreen monitor with a built-in power source. Lumonitor is hoping that its product will find support among tech lovers on Kickstarter and help to create a new business model of sustainable practices within the tech sector.

To support Lumonitor and get a 4K portable monitor for 50% off the retail price, visit

Annie Lawson
Lumonitor Labs
+44 7520 622496
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Lumonitor: Self-Powered 4K Touchscreen Portable Monitor

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Geocentric Media Offering 15 Premium Geo Domains Available For Acquisition

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Hawaiian Dancer


Beach in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Beach

Exotic and International Destinations Dominate, Led By

Domain brand offerings like these are rare, and these incredible brands are currently priced at wholesale levels.”

— Fred Mercaldo

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — These definitive domain brands, available either as a package or individual sale, offers the right buyer the opportunity to dominate search in each region, and build strong business development as travel and tourism begins their resurgence.

“While has a high 6 figure price tag, these names all are in the $15,000 to $85,000 price range. From to, these names provide a buyer a major advantage to become the true BRAND NAME digitally for each geographical location, along with AUTHORITY status as they build their online presence.” States Geocentric Media’s CEO, Fred Mercaldo. “We are excited to have this opportunity to represent these excellent names.”

The portfolio includes:


The Dominican Republic, home to over 10M residents, is the most highly visited destination in the Caribbean. The Hawaiian Islands enjoy over 10M annual visitors, with tourism spending at over $17B annually. The Mediterranean serves such ports as Italy, coastal France, French Riviera which include Monaco, Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez, Spain, Portugal, and the Greek Islands.

"Domain brand offerings like these are rare, and these incredible brands are currently priced at wholesale levels," states Mercaldo. Perfect opportunity for travel and tourism companies to acquire one or all of these and control the travel and tourism markets for decades to come. Inquiries and offers, please contact

Fred Mercaldo
Geocentric Media, Inc
+1 602-859-3786
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Hoosier Contractors Offering Gutter Installation & Siding Services in the Greater Indianapolis Area

Hoosier Contractors are committed to serving their local area, implementing social distancing protocols to ensure the safety of clients and staff members.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — Hoosier Contractors is an active construction company in the Greater Indianapolis Area. Locally owned and operated, they are invested in the community. They specialize in roofing projects, but also offer a variety of other services for your home with the same dedication to excellence from start to finish. With numerous awards for customer service and superior product knowledge, there is no better firm to help you build, repair, or improve your home.

This season, Hoosier Contractors is offering $250 off gutter installations. Gutters are an essential part of your roofing system. Proper installation ensures water is appropriately running off the roof and redirected to the right place, keeping your home dry. Trust the roofing expertise of Hoosier Contractors to get your roof and gutter system right with the added incentive of saving money.

Indiana’s harsh winters can do a number on your home’s siding. Summer is an excellent time to repair or replace siding and ready your home for next winter. Hoosier Contractors are currently offering a 10% off on all siding projects. Their trusted and experienced team is ready to talk to you about repairs, replacements, and even upgrades. Now is the time to take advantage of this exceptional offer and protect your greatest investment from the elements—and perhaps give it a fresh look too!

To receive the $250 off gutter installations or the 10% off on siding projects, please share this press release with one of Hoosier Contractors’ consultants to utilize the discounts. Hoosier Contractors is prepared to work with you to provide world-class service and superior product for your home.

About Hoosier Contractors

Hoosier Contractors is a locally owned and operated company specializing in residential and commercial roofing. From large multi-unit projects to customized and steep builds or repairs. With contactless roofing inspections and video conferencing, they are dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy while repairing or improving your home.

JD White
Hoosier Contractors, LLC
+1 317-677-4755
email us here

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Six teams to race across the USA — on lawnmowers

Great Grass Race creator Denis Oliver with lawnmowers

Menace Vision’s Denis Oliver with the fleet of Great Grass Race lawnmowers

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The Great Grass Race Will Stream On New Reality-Show Network ​Menace Vision

We want to show viewers there is goodness and kindness in the world, that there are people all over who share these values.”

— Denis Oliver, creator/executive producer

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., USA, July 9, 2020 / — A six- team, cross-country race on 5.5 mph ride-on lawnmowers might not be the kind of heart-in-your- throat reality show you’d expect to launch a new streaming site called ​Menace Vision​.

But in a summer where a crippling pandemic has slowed down everything exponentially, The Great Grass Race might just be the bonding experience everyone needs, says show creator/executive producer Denis Oliver, a native of Neuville-les-Dames, France.

“I wanted a show that everyone could relate to while also forcing people, including strangers, to work together toward a common objective,” Oliver said​. ​“This long lawnmower ride is a metaphor for our longing to bridge the tremendous distance we feel between each other right now.”

Oliver says he got the inspiration for the three-month race — which starts at 9 a.m. PDT July 10 in Moorpark, Calif. — while watching “The Straight Story,” a David Lynch-directed drama about Alvin Straight, a World War II veteran who travels by lawnmower across Iowa and Wisconsin to visit his dying, estranged brother.

“Mr. Straight can’t qualify for a driver’s license, so he does the trip however he can,” Oliver said. “We have super-fast cars slumbering in the garage with dying batteries as we lament that we can’t visit our loved ones. But the human spirit can triumph over all things.”

That’s a good thing, because the contestants — who include a hairstylist/pre-law student from Newark, a martial artist from San Francisco and a mom of three boys from Oklahoma — will choose their own courses across the country while wheeling and dealing for food, shelter and even gas.

“We want to show viewers there is goodness and kindness in the world, that there are people all over who share these values,” he said. “Perhaps we need to see this even more right now. We are all here in this world together. There is no place else to go.”

Although the show will be available on a growing number of platforms including Amazon Fire TV, the Apple App Store and Google Play, Oliver says he created his own site rather than partner with a Netflix or Amazon so he could generate enough revenue for charity and for other Menace Vision shows in development, which include​ SpiceWars​,​ UnderPressure​, A​irborne ​and​ The $$$ Chase​—an audience-participation treasure hunt that starts Aug. 7.


The Great Grass Racers are:
— Clinton Brand, of Paso Robles, Calif.
— Tiffany Gil, of Huntington Beach, Calif.
— Wealthy Guan, of San Francisco, Calif.
— Shavonnah Jefferson, of Chicago, Ill., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — Katie Knight, of Sioux Falls, S.D.
— Rashon Lea, of Greensboro, N.C.
— Andrej Sensnovis, of Kalamazoo, Mich.
— Jackie Sessoms, of Winter Garden, Fla.
— Kassie Sisco, of Newkirk, Okla.
— Karima Spates, of Newark, N.J.
— John Zack, of Bloomfield, N.J.
— Stephen Zampieri, of Arvada, Colo.

Media Contacts: Robert Frank,, (206) 790-6324, and Howard Breuer,, (213) 422-2738.

Robert Frank
Newsroom Public Relations
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Introducing the Great Grass Race

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ShowStoppers® TV features tech for Virtual Office from HyperX, Polaroid & Voosh in conference broadcast to journalists

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — Today’s online broadcast of ShowStoppers® TV,, featured three companies with tech and tools for the Virtual Office – connecting HyperX, Polaroid and Voosh Technologies with technology and business journalists around the globe.

The broadcast episodes are online editions of the in-person press events that ShowStoppers organizes at CES, IFA, Mobile World Congress, CEATEC, NAB Show and other tradeshows around the world — creating the first series of showcase events on the digital screen as a new platform for multiple companies to launch products and services, meet the press, and generate coverage.

More than 200 journalists from 30 countries registered in advance to attend the one-hour broadcast, organized as a virtual press conference. Each company presented for ten minutes, with questions moderated by John Quain, a regular contributor to The New York Times for more than two decades and the editor-in-chief of His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Entertainment Weekly. Quain is also the Tech Guru for WTVN and contributing editor at Tom's Guide. At the end of the broadcast, each company was provided a private virtual meeting room to continue the conversation with specific questions from journalists.

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Inc.,, reviewed its “current gaming product lineup, including gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, mousepads — with focus on our latest launched products in the Cloud Stinger gaming headset lineup," said Mark Tekunof, corporate PR manager.

Polaroid,, demonstrated the Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer and Polaroid Play 3D Pen. The Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer is an affordable, lightweight, compact 3D printer, elegantly designed to fit perfectly into any home. Print your own scale modes, figures, personalized items or anything that takes your fancy. It's a great addition to any home office,” said Mike Berry, head of 3D sales. “You can also get creative with the easy-to-use Polaroid Play 3D Pen by building your own freehand 3D models or tracing templates and then assembling the parts together to create amazing 3D models."

Kevin Cornell, chief executive officer and founder, Voosh Technologies,, said: "So many of us are working from home in sub-optimal conditions and computer performance is suffering compared to at the office. Voosh identifies and fixes PC problems continuously – working in the background while users perform other tasks. Voosh maximizes TOTAL PC performance by managing the efficient use of all server and client components that depend upon OS interaction including Applications and Databases, CPU, Memory, Network and Storage."

About ShowStoppers

ShowStoppers TV premiered 2 Apr. 2020 and is a new online broadcast edition of the industry-leading in-person events that ShowStoppers produces around the world.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets.

ShowStoppers produces official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with MWC and CEATEC; and produces events during CES and other tradeshows.

To sign up to meet the press at ShowStoppers press events online at ShowStoppers TV and in-person around the world, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068.

Steve Leon
+1 3109368530
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Northeast Ohio Adoption Services Offers Free VIRTUAL Online Training to Foster or Adopt

Virtual Training is successfully underway at NOAS, be sure to join their upcoming series!

Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS) invites Ohio couples or singles to register for free Adoption/Foster Care Pre-Placement Education classes.

WARREN, OH, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — Northeast Ohio Adoption Services (NOAS) invites Ohio couples or singles to register for free Adoption/Foster Care Pre-Placement Education classes taking place ONLINE in July and August. NOAS staff have seen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster youth whom are already isolated. Recognizing this, they are stepping up and offering the 39 hour series, required in the state of Ohio to foster and adopt, completely online.

“We are proud to offer the required training for foster and adoptive families virtually with experienced NOAS trainers. Feedback about the virtual training has been so positive. Attendees are enjoying taking the classes in the comfort of their home. This training is applicable whether you plan to make an application with NOAS or most county children services agencies.” says Cindy Wallis, Family Recruitment and Training Specialist at NOAS.

Thursday, July 2nd is the start of the VIRTUAL Pre-Placement Class Series, educating families on Ohio foster children and teens waiting for the love, stability, and support of a permanent home. Participants MUST have a laptop or iPad, printer, and three hours of uninterrupted time per module.

Call Cindy Wallis at 1-800-686-6627, ext. 126 to reserve a spot. You can change a child’s life and your own for the better!

NOAS is a private non-profit foster care and adoption agency located in Warren, serving families within 90 miles of their office. They are dedicated to training, licensing, and supporting families who wish to provide temporary homes to foster youth or adopt a waiting child. NOAS does not charge fees to their families and is committed to working with ALL families, regardless of marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion.

Find NOAS online at

Kathy Evans
+1 330-261-6139
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NOAS only Agency in NE Ohio Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ- Inclusion Efforts

NOAS, a foster care and adoption agency located in Warren, proudly announced that it is being recognized in Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020.

“Today, children in foster care are facing a national crisis on top of a personal crisis. Our work to end anti-LGBTQ discrimination in child welfare is more important than ever,” ”

— HRC President Alphonso David

WARREN, OH, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — NOAS (Northeast Ohio Adoption Services), a foster care and adoption agency located in Warren, proudly announced that it is being recognized in Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020. This report highlights the HRC Foundation’s All Children – All Families (ACAF)program’s partnership with 100 organizations across the country to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ community, including children in foster care and prospective foster and
adoptive parents.

To obtain this recognition, NOAS conducted an internal self-assessment, provided professional development to staff, and implemented ACAF’s “Benchmarks of LGBTQ Inclusion,” which track policy and practice changes within the agency. Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020 features three “Tiers of Recognition,” and NOAS is proud to be one of 28 organizations to receive the Solid Foundation for Inclusion.
Northeast Ohio Adoption Services sees the value of LGBTQ-inclusion work, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic leaves youth more isolated than ever. LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in foster care and face an increased risk of negative experiences and outcomes:
● Up to 30% of youth in foster care are LGBTQ;
● LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to report being treated poorly as their non-LGBTQ
peers while in custody;
● LGBTQ youth have a higher average number of placements than their non-LGBTQ
● LGBTQ youth are more likely than their non-LGBTQ peers to be placed in congregate
care, including group homes.

Families of all kinds are invited to visit  to learn more about starting their foster
care and adoption journey. NOAS staff are dedicated to supporting families every step of the
way, from training to post-adoption.

Kathy Evans
+ +1 330-856-5582
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SFAM completes rapid digital re-platform with ReadyMembership from Pixl8 Group

The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) have launched the next iteration of their digital platform using the ReadyMembership platform by Pixl8 Group.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 9, 2020 / — Pixl8 Group, the London-based digital product and creative consultancy, today announced that the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) have launched the next iteration of their digital platform using the ReadyMembership platform.

As a long-term client, when SfAM undertook a replacement for their Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Pixl8 were delighted to be selected and completed the upgrade to the full ReadyMembership digital platform.

ReadyMembership encompasses Pixl8’s CRM, Digital Experience platform, events management and email marketing functionality.

The project team has delivered a project incorporating discovery, design concepts through technical build and data migration in under 12 weeks.

Alex Skinner, CEO of Pixl8 Group, commented: “This was a great opportunity to show what was possible with ReadyMembership. The brief was to just migrate from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, however we were able to go further and also achieve a full web rebuild and add significant further digital capabilities. I’m proud of the work that the team has accomplished in an extremely short timeframe and are pleased that we can continue to support SFAM.

Paul Sainsbury, Head of Communications & Business Development at SfAM, said “I am so pleased with the ReadyMembership platform. It is a simple and eloquent solution that has been designed around a membership organisation’s needs“

For more information, please contact:

Scott Cole
Pixl8 Group
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+44 20 7720 4545
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