LaDonna Harris Honored in New York For 'Legacy' as Activist, Working Mother
LaDonna Harris, president of the Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), on Wednesday received the Working Mother Legacy Award from Working Mother Media during the Multicultural Women's National Conference in New York City. In a packed ballroom at …
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Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Mixed Roots Foundation is proud to announce its 2nd Annual ‘Adoptee Night’ with the MN Twins who just recently hosted the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. The MN Twins will take on the Kansas City Royals at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. Mixed Roots Foundation continues to expand its signature ‘Adoptee Night’/'Adoptee Day’ sporting events including partnering with major league sports such as the MLB, MLS, NFL, NASCAR, NBA, WNBA, and NHL.
“We are excited to partner with Mixed Roots Foundation again to present the 2nd Annual ‘Adoptee Night’, a special night for all those who are touched by adoption and foster care in the Twin Cities,” said Landon Oldenburger, Group Sales and Service Executive, MN Twins. “As a commitment to baseball, but more importantly to family, we hope that this special night will encourage everyone to get more involved and support Mixed Roots Foundation’s efforts in providing important resources including funds for adoptees and for the organizations that serve them.”
“As an adoptive parent of six African American children whom we adopted out of foster care, we know and understand the importance of creating a safe space for adoptees and their families to come together to share their common adoption experiences,” said Rick Spielman, General Manager, MN Vikings. “We have been so blessed and now it is time to give back – We look forward to continuing to work with Mixed Roots Foundation in raising awareness and utilize sports as a platform to further support adoptees and their families – GO TWINS!”
The MN Twins in partnership with Mixed Roots Foundation will donate a portion of all signature ‘Adoptee Night’ ticket sales to benefit its local community partners that provide important programs and services to adoptees and their families. Tickets cost $ 17 which include a pregame reception to take place at Herbert’s Bar and Grill (on Target Field Plaza) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the raising of the Twins Territorial Flag, and Fireworks after the game. In addition, all ‘Adoptee Night’ ticket holders will receive a signature ‘Adoptee Night’ rally towel. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit http://www.mixedrootsfoundation.org. For groups of 30 or more, please contact Landon Oldenburger – 612.767.2960 or email landonoldenburger(at)twinsbaseball(dot)com. To sponsor, please contact Fred Zermeno at 213.219.1060 or email fzermeno(at)mixedrootsfoundation(dot)org. To become a community partner, volunteer, or learn more about Mixed Roots Foundation, please LIKE Mixed Roots Foundation on Facebook, call 800.659.6958, or email events(at)mixedrootsfoundation(dot)org.
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Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina have found that female embryos are hardier in the womb, so they are more likely to reach full term if the expectant mother is in a stressful relationship. Duke University economist Amar Hamoudi said in a …
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'Me and You' movie review
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Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchise office, Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Led by Managing Directors Joey Godbold and Bob Percival, the organization will focus on full service commercial real estate brokerage, disposition/acquisition, leasing and property investment services in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Godbold and Percival bring an extensive 35-year background in the commercial-investment real estate industry. Joining Sperry Van Ness® represents the next phase of growth and client service for SVN/Percival Partners, LLC, a mainstay of the Charlotte market that was founded in 1961 by Percival’s father and mother. As Managing Director and CEO, Godbold leads a team of top Advisors who continue to drive business through a progressive and sophisticated client-focused business model designed to respond to the client’s interests including commercial and investment sales, leasing and property management. Percival continues to provide leadership as Managing Director and company Chairman. The team at Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC now adopts the revolutionary SVNIC compensated cooperation platform and advanced technologies to become a recognized leader in the area’s dynamic and highly competitive brokerage industry.
“We found the business model of SVNIC to be compelling,” says Managing Director and CEO Joey Godbold. “The breath of the global reach, the innovative approach to technology and research, and the training and national leadership that is available to our local Advisors through the SVN Product Councils will all greatly enhance our ability to assist both our Advisors and clients.”
SVNIC is the only commercial real estate firm that markets all of its properties nationally to a 100,000-member brokerage and investment community. Producing $ 8.1 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2013, SVNIC shared commission fees with co-operating brokers approximately 80 percent of those transactions. Working with its own competitors to bring the highest bidder to the table allows SVN Advisors to see gains from closing more deals in less time. Advisors also reap the benefits of the SVNIC cloud-based enterprise system that enables easy, on-the-go access to property listings and client contacts; real-time data sharing; and software that allows for the assembly of professional proposals and marketing materials.
“We are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive resources available in the local market,” says Managing Director and Chairman Bob Percival. “Through the Sperry Van Ness® platform we can offer extended influence and leading edge technologies.”
For more information about Sperry Van Ness/Percival Partners, LLC, visit http://www.SVNPercivalPartners.com.
About Sperry Van Ness International Corporation
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN® Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. With headquarters in Boston, Mass., SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, and leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina and land transactions, charter schools, corporate real estate, and medical offices. All SVNIC offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, go to http://www.svn.com.
Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong has always been passionate about offering a comfortable stay for families where they can spend quality time together. With this vision in mind, Cosmopolitan Hotel launches its first-ever family-oriented campaign named Beyond Thoughtful – Family & Us, and under this campaign a series of new and exciting family-friendly amenities have been introduced. .
Cosmopolitan Hotel offers over three varieties of family rooms to suit a wide range of needs, which include Family Quad Rooms, Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suite. Guests staying at any of these rooms will be treated to a host of complimentary benefits. These include FUN-cation specials, such as premium body and skin care for kids, a mobile storybook library, PlayStation, special sweet treats, a welcome gift, free toys and educational bookmark.
“We want our family guests who stay with us to be able to experience a stay that is fun, entertaining, yet educational, that they wouldn’t normally experience in any other downtown hotels in Hong Kong. More so, all their kid’s needs are well taken care of the moment they check into their room. Our family package ensures all the families are treated with the finest family friendly amenities and every stay for the little VIPs is made unique and memorable with our heartwarming touches,” said Ms. Chan, the General Manager of Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong.
Cosy and Luxurious Family Quad Room with Two Double Beds to Fit Four
Measuring 32 square metres/340 square feet, Family Quad Rooms at Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong are specially designed to accommodate two adults and two children, with two double beds readily available in the room. For new parents, a pair of bed rails or a baby cot can be arranged upon request. Everything on a parent’s ‘to-pack’ list, we have it covered.
Staying at a Family Quad Room will entitle guests to a full range of kid amenities for kids if booked via the hotel’s official website. Extra features including free room upgrade to the newly renovated Grand Family Quad (applies to when booking a Family Quad Room and subject to availability), a complimentary toy, free in-room Premium Wi-Fi and free use of smart phone with 3G Internet, which comes with special features like interactive maps, Hong Kong city guide, a host of exciting discounts across the city and unlimited local and IDD calls to selected countries.
Award-winning Themed Suites – Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suites
Both the Ocean Park Suite and Toy Suite offer the same range of amenities for kids as the Family Quad Room and include a full range of FUN-cation specials. Measuring 48 square meters / 520 square feet, Cosmopolitan Hotel themed suites feature a spacious living room and dining room. The Ocean Park Suite includes three Ocean Park admission tickets (two adults and one child), an Ocean Park souvenir, and a round-trip limousine service to and from the Ocean Park; whilst the Toy Suite is designed in accordance to a mini playground with all kinds of toys and little gadgets to keep the little ones busy . All suites have stunning views of the city’s skyline and the race course.
Head-to-toe Pampering for the Little Ones
For parents, a quality family accommodation begins from the choice of bathroom amenities. Like every mother would care for their juniors, the hotel has specially handpicked only the best toiletries that would make for quite an enjoyable experience. The premium kid’s toiletry bag features an extensive range of skin and body care products that every mother would find useful. . These products have been designed in a way where babies with sensitive skin are also taken care of.
A An Enlightening Stay Infused with Educational Elements
There is never a dull moment when staying at Cosmopolitan Hotel as the kids will find plenty of educational and fun-filled activities to enjoy. For kids who love to read, the hotel has a Mobile Storybook Library with extensive storybook stories, delivered to the room on request, here kids will be able to choose their favourite titles and enjoy reading the books in the comfort of their room. An inspirational bookmark specially designed by a popular local designer will also be awarded to kids who love to read. There are several educational cards found in the room with each delivering a special message to remind kids about healthy habits even on vacation.
Endless Surprises and Free Treats For the Little Ones and Parents
Children love surprises and gifts. So every child arriving at the hotel will instantly be offered a snack box featuring all-time favourite snacks and healthy juices that a child would like from a friendly hotel staff. More sweet surprises are hidden in the room! Last but not least, the ever popular free-to-pick Toy-cart overflowing with all sorts of toys and gadgets is available to let the kids choose their favourite toy! All of these thoughtful perks will surely guarantee that little ones enjoy a stay full of pleasant surprises. Other in-room amenities include various TV channels for kids, Wii games, kid’s dental kit, bathrobe, slippers, baby bed rails and many more.
Impressive Presentation To Ignite A Joyful Stay
The presentation of the gift and amenities has been given much thought so that even the parents will find it heartwarming. More so, the hotel is also providing a point-to-point free shuttle bus for guests to 15 tourist destinations every day. The shuttle bus to Ocean Park is available every Friday to Sunday, and parents who purchase Ocean Park tickets at the hotel concierge will get to enjoy the ride for free!
Reservations for family rooms with value-added features are available from now till 31st December, 2014. To enjoy all of the fun features, make a booking via the official website of the hotel at http://www.cosmopolitanhotel.com.hk
Family-friendly Service and A Perfect Holiday Location For All Seasons
Besides the handpicked amenities and fun features, the hotel’s point-to-point free shuttle bus to 15 popular tourist locations, makes exploring city a breeze for families . Stanley market, Stanley beach, and The Peak are all within a 20 minute bus ride . A 15 minute walk will provide families with convenient access to yet another tourist hotspot – the Wan Chai Heritage Trail featuring 15 historical sites including Blue House, Wan Chai Market, Nam Koo Terrace and the Starstreet Precinct. The public bus stop is right at our doorstep ensuring easy access to Wan Chai, Admiralty, Wan Chai and further to the rest of Hong Kong. For a more relaxing tour on the island, a tram stop is available outside the hotel offering an affordable means of transport for travellers to experience the fascinating sights of the city and learn of the local culture.
About Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
The award-winning 4-star Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is situated amid Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island giving its guests convenient access to all business, shopping and sightseeing locations. The hotel is a mere 8 minute walk from the subway station / Times Square and a 10 minute drive from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong offers 8 types of rooms and suites ranging up to 48 sq. m. The signature Deluxe Course View Room offers a breathtaking view of the horse racing grounds and sport field in front of the hotel. Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to 15 destinations via five routes and all rooms are equipped with 200Mbps ultra high speed Wi-Fi Internet. Other facilities include the He Jiang restaurant that serves Huai-yeung cuisine, the 3T Bar, a gym room and various meeting spaces.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong has been recognised by Michelin as being the most comfortable hotel for three years consecutively and is also the recipient of Certificate of Excellence for the years 2012 and 2013 by TripAdvisor. The recommendation accredits its outstanding service and soothing environment for global travelers. Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong is owned and managed by Dorsett Hospitality International and is a valuable member of WorldHotels.
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Commenting on winning the award Andrew says: “This is a great boost, as the business celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. I have worked here for six years and have been a director for just under a year. The first thing I did was enrol on the IoD director courses so that I would know what I was doing. I was really pleased to pass, especially when the IoD told me I was one of the top scoring directors.”
Arc Energy Resources was founded in 1994 by Andrew’s father, managing director Alan, and his mother Rosemary is also a director. Since joining the business Andrew has been working in a variety of roles, including procurement and scheduling, aiming to learn as much as he can about the firm. The company is a specialist in weld overlay cladding services, providing protection against corrosion and wear for equipment in the oil & gas, nuclear and processing industries. It is currently on target for a record year and has just signed a lease for larger premises. The expansion will include a dedicated research and development facility as well as plans to expand its involvement in the UK’s resurgent nuclear power industry.
The South West’s IoD Director of the Year Awards seek to highlight outstanding business people. They aim to celebrate achievements across the region, bring all parts of the enterprise community together and focus UK-wide attention on South West success.
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Sympathy for the Working Mother
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Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
If a virus has got your goat, the sooner you know, the better. Especially if it’s the Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus (CAEV), which can spread undetected through a herd, reducing the milk production and lifespan of one of the most important farm animals in the developing world.
Creating a simple, inexpensive way for farmers to test their goats (or sheep, which are also susceptible) for CAEV is the goal of the first team of undergraduates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to enter the undergraduate International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. iGEM is a global synthetic biology program that challenges students to create biological machines that work within living cells to produce a desired product or process.
CAEV is slow to cause visible symptoms, so it can hit many animals before a farmer knows the herd is infected. Animals sick from CAEV may develop severe joint pain that limits mobility, a potentially fatal pneumonia, or a deadly swelling of the brain. There is no cure or vaccine, so animals suspected of having CAEV are either isolated or destroyed. The virus can be transmitted through saliva, nasal discharge, and other excretions, and is often passed from mother to kid during nursing. Early detection would allow farmers to isolate infected animals before symptoms develop, thereby limiting the impact on their herds and their livelihood.
“This prestigious competition offers our students a wonderful opportunity to apply their understanding of biology and the tools of biotechnology to try to solve important problems,” said Joseph Duffy, PhD, associate professor and head of WPI’s Department of Biology and Biotechnology, co-advisor of the iGEM team.
This year 245 teams from around the world are competing in iGEM, including 82 teams from Asia, 67 from Europe, 14 from Latin America, and 82 from North America. Team projects cover a wide range of applications in food, nutrition, health, and medicine to environmental, energy, manufacturing, and information processing technologies. After working full-time all summer at their respective schools, the student teams will gather in the fall in Boston for the iGEM Giant Jamboree, where they will present their projects to panels of judges and compete for awards.
Teams start with a standard tool kit of more than 1,000 biological parts that iGEM calls BioBricks; these are mostly sequences of DNA known to do specific things in cells. The tool kit is drawn from iGEM’s Registry of Standard Biological Parts, which is like a hardware store for biotechnology product development. Teams begin with the same kit, but are encouraged to innovate and design new biological parts as their projects progress. Any new, functional BioBricks developed during the competition become part of the shared registry available for other teams to use.
“The concept is open-development, sharing information and ideas, so that all teams can benefit from the experiences of each other,” said Natalie Farny, PhD, assistant teaching professor of biology and biotechnology, the lead advisor for the iGEM team.
The WPI team members are Chloe LaJeunesse ’17 of Seal Beach, Calif., Corbyn Lamy ’15 of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Massachusetts residents Kayla DeSanty ’16 of Holden, Michael Giroux ’16 of Hubbardston, Shawna Henry ’15 of Lynn, and Alex Turland ’15 of North Reading. The team’s initial project is to create a biological system within the bacterium E. coli that will function as a rapid blood test for CAEV.
“We wanted to get the team started with a specific project, and given the goat’s importance in the developing world we saw this as a good fit,” Farny said. “But we also want the students to help shape the team’s work, so they are now looking to expand the scope and target a human virus that could be tested with the same technology.”
The WPI team held its first meeting on June 2 and will continue to work through the summer in laboratories at the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park. Like all iGEM teams, they will post regular updates on their project at the team’s wiki, which is accessible at http://2014.igem.org/Team:WPI-Worcester.
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 35 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
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Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Ohio’s death rate due to unintentional drug poisonings increased 372 percent from 1999 to 2010, and the increase in deaths has been driven largely by prescription drug overdoses. On average, one person in Ohio dies from a drug overdose every five hours. In fact, drug overdoses have now surpassed traffic crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death. Therefore, on Saturday, June 21st, kickstands will rise across the state of Ohio for the Solace on the Solstice motorcycle rally, in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and stop this deadly epidemic in its tracks.
Motorcycle riders will begin their journeys in local communities throughout the state, then like the spokes of a wheel, come together in Central Ohio for a rally at A.D. Farrow Co. There will be fabulous food, exciting musical entertainment, fun games and activities for all ages, and a chance to win a brand-new Harley! Mixed in with the fun and entertainment will be important opportunities to learn about preventing and treating prescription drug abuse. Along with educational exhibitors from around the state, families who have lost loved ones to opiate misuse will be speaking out so that other families will not know the tragedy brought about by misusing and abusing prescription drugs.
No motorcycle, no problem! Regardless of how folks get there, the rally welcomes families and individuals of all ages. While there is still work to do, Drug Free Action Alliance and its regional partners Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati), Cole’s Warriors/Family and Youth Initiatives (Springfield), SOLACE (Portsmouth) want to celebrate the great strides that have been made thus far in communities throughout Ohio.
The cost to participate in the motorcycle rally is $ 20 per rider, $ 10 per passenger (participants will receive an event T-shirt and lunch at A.D. Farrow Co.). There is no cost to attend the event at A.D. Farrow Co. All funds raised through Solace on the Solstice will support substance abuse prevention efforts. For more information, visit DrugFreeActionAlliance.org.
Drug-Free Action Alliance is a non-profit organization providing leadership to promote safe and drug-free communities throughout Ohio. Programs and initiatives include The GAP Network, Know!, Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence, Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking, BUZZKILL, Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network, Ohio Youth Philanthropy Council and Parents Who Host, Lose The Most. Please visit http://www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org for more information.
Drug Free Action Alliance wishes to recognize and thank Solace on the Solstice Founding Sponsor A.D. Farrow Co.
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