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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    Cresset Names Industry Veterans Jill Shipley and Vimala Snow to the Growing Team of Cresset Family Office Talent CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cresset names industry veterans Jill Shipley and Vimala Snow to the growing team of Cresset Family Office talent Reported by Business Wire 6 hours ago.

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    A group of military veterans is on a new mission. Reported by 6 hours ago.

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Cerner announced it has established a team of industry leaders and innovators with extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health care record (EHR) and provide seamless care to our nation’s Veterans.Along with Cerner, the core team, including Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 17 additional businesses, many of which are veteran-owned, will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

    “Cerner has brought together some of this country’s brightest industry leaders to transform veteran health care delivery,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This team will create a single longitudinal health record that can facilitate the efficient exchange of data among military care facilities, VA facilities and the thousands of civilian health care providers where current and former service members receive care.”

    This team builds on Cerner’s commitment to fully understand the unique health care needs of Veterans and supports the agreement between VA and Cerner to provide Veterans and their care providers access to their medical history through a single EHR system. VA has committed to leverage investments made by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its electronic health record modernization to accelerate the delivery of the new VA system. Together, the DoD and VA implementations will work toward seamlessly connecting Veterans’ health records across DoD, VA and commercial health care providers.

    “We have formed a world class team that has the best interest of Veterans at heart,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “This is the beginning of a long transformational journey. We will continue to seek and bring the best talent available to the VA. Our nation’s Veterans deserve the highest quality care and we are confident we have brought the right players to this team to succeed in our collective mission.”

    The additional businesses that are strategic parts of this comprehensive team include ACI Federal, B3 Group Inc., Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, Clarus Group LLC, Forward Thinking Innovations® LLC, HCTec, HRG Technologies, KRM Associates Inc., Liberty IT Solutions, MedicaSoft, MedSys Group, Holland Square Group, PM Solutions, Point Solutions Group, Sharpe Medical Consulting, Signature Performance and ThomasRiley Strategies.

    Cerner and its VA EHR modernization team will outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Missouri.

    *About Cerner*
    Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit, The Cerner Blog or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. *Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.*

    All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of Cerner's management with respect to future events and are subject to a number of significant risks and uncertainties. It is important to note that Cerner's performance, and actual results, financial condition or business could differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. The words “will create,” “will work” or the negative of these words, variations thereof or similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the possibility of significant costs and reputational harm related to product-related liabilities; potential claims for system errors and warranties; the possibility of interruption at our data centers or client support facilities that could expose us to significant costs and reputational harm; the possibility of increased expenses, exposure to legal claims and regulatory actions and reputational harm associated with a cyberattack or other breach in our IT security; our proprietary technology may be subject to claims for infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights of others, or may be infringed or misappropriated by others; material adverse resolution of legal proceedings; risks associated with the unexpected loss or recruitment and retention of key personnel or the failure to successfully develop and execute succession planning to assure transitions of key associates and their knowledge, relationships and expertise; risks related to our dependence on strategic relationships and third party suppliers; significant competition and our ability to quickly respond to market changes and changing technologies and to bring competitive new solutions, devices, features and services to market in a timely fashion; risks inherent in contracting with government clients, including without limitation, complying with strict compliance and disclosure obligations, navigating complex procurement rules and processes and defending against bid protests; changing political, economic, regulatory and judicial influences, which could impact the purchasing practices and operations of our clients and increase costs to deliver compliant solutions and services; non-compliance with laws, government regulation or certain industry initiatives; and, failure of the parties to achieve the intended benefits of the business agreements. Additional discussion of these and other risks, uncertainties and factors affecting Cerner's business is contained in Cerner's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, since the statements speak only as of the date that they are made. Except as required by law, Cerner undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in our business, results of operations or financial condition over time.

    *Media Contact:*
    Misti Preston, Public Relations Team Lead, (816) 299-2037

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    Established Senior Living provider chooses MatrixCare to power its new operation

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MatrixCare^®, the largest long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) technology provider in the United States and perennial winner of the coveted Best in KLAS award for Long-Term Care software, has been selected as Pegasus Senior Living’s enterprise EHR platform partner. This adoption includes the comprehensive suite of MatrixCare Senior Living products including operations, EHR, and analytics. Currently undergoing a rapid installation, many Pegasus Senior Living facilities will have fully implemented MatrixCare technology by year-end, with the remainder to be added during Q1-2019.Pegasus Senior Living, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a newly established business that will serve as the operator of 36 former Brookdale communities. Pegasus’ principals and industry veterans Steven Vick and Chris Hollister each have more than 25 years of experience in the senior housing space with an established track record of turning around communities located in secondary markets.

    "Based on our past experience with MatrixCare, we chose their senior living solution to help us achieve operational excellence in our new communities. With operations management, clinical/EHR capabilities and analytics to give us a holistic view of our operation, we have complete confidence that our Pegasus properties will be the type of highly sought after communities that seniors and their families rely on to provide excellent care,” said Chris Hollister, co-founder of Pegasus Senior Living. “We look forward to utilizing MatrixCare’s comprehensive suite of technologies to enhance the lives of the residents we serve.”

    “Pegasus understands that operational efficiencies and clinical performance metrics are critical to remaining competitive in the senior living space,” said John Damgaard, president and CEO of MatrixCare. “As more operators understand the importance of these factors, we believe that upgrading to MatrixCare will become the logical choice for those who want to drive their business forward. With experienced, progressive management and Best in KLAS technology, Pegasus is likely to emerge as a leader in the senior living market,” he added. “We are honored they have chosen the MatrixCare platform to power their growth in this evolving industry.”

    Pegasus joins the growing list of senior living and LTPAC providers upgrading to MatrixCare to take advantage of better interoperability, better ease of use, better analytics, better service, better long-term vendor stability, and better outcomes performance.

    *About MatrixCare*

    Current and multi-time winner of the prestigious Best in KLAS for Long-Term Care Software award, MatrixCare is the complete solution for growing organizations that need to successfully manage risk in care delivery across the LTPAC spectrum. Trusted by more than 13,000 facility-based care settings and more than 2,500 home care, home health and hospice organizations, MatrixCare’s solutions help ACOs, skilled nursing and senior living providers, life plan communities (CCRCs), and home health organizations to connect, collaborate and prosper as we migrate to a fee-for-value healthcare system. In addition to EHR components purpose-built for any LTPAC care-setting, MatrixCare also includes solutions to systematically increase clinical quality: Enterprise Analytics, robust Clinical Decision Support and the industry’s first Care Coordination platform to create a true, person-centric, e-longitudinal health record and enable LTPAC providers to efficiently manage the populations under their care. Visit and for more information.

    MatrixCare is a registered trademark of MatrixCare.

    *Media Contact: *
    Mary Beth Mohn
    VP, Marketing Communications
    Ph: 952-995-9904 Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    The cabinet announced the end of the decades-long policy that reserved more than half of all government jobs for the offspring of veterans from Bangladesh's war of independence and disadvantaged ethnic minorities Reported by DNA 5 hours ago.

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    A Connecticut cemetery that is the final resting place for Civil and Spanish-American war veterans is now the site of an alleged macabre money-making scheme by the current manager, who wanted to discard old bodies in order to make room for the newly dead. Reported by 4 hours ago.

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    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Drum and veterans of the battle depicted in the film “Blackhawk Down” are commemorating the engagement’s 25th anniversary. Officials with the 10th Mountain Division say three days of events starting Wednesday will honor the veterans of the Battle of Mogadishu and the 18 American soldiers who were […] Reported by Seattle Times 3 hours ago.

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    Boston, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With research showing that Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face significant barriers to employment, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and several state, city and nonprofit organizations recently created a first-of-its-kind “Pay for-Success” project to improve employment outcomes for such Veterans.

    The Veterans Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Employment (Veterans CARE) project was launched Oct. 3 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, New York City partners and the nonprofit organization Social Finance, which stemmed from VA’s grant award to the organization, and will serve 480 Veterans over three years in New York City; Boston and Brockton, Massachusetts; and Central and Western Massachusetts.

    “This project demonstrates that supporting Veterans depends on networks of collaborative partnerships, as well as great research and innovative ideas,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Research and innovation are fundamental to improving the health care and benefits for our nation’s Veterans.”

    According to research, PTSD interferes with a person’s ability to thrive in the workforce, and has been found to impact sustained employment and income negatively. In addition, a negative cycle exists between unemployment and PTSD -- persistent unemployment often is linked to negative health conditions, including depression, which can exacerbate PTSD symptoms.

    Further, VA research noted that up to 20 percent of Veterans from recent tours of duty have PTSD, and a 2015 analysis found that Veterans’ labor force participation had declined over the previous 35 years, in close correlation with a growth in service-connected disability.

    The Veterans CARE project will involve local VA medical centers to deliver Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based approach to supported employment, to program participants. The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (TVAMC) will oversee and monitor the project.

    “The Veterans CARE project will take our work from the research arena into real-world settings where we plan to achieve the highest level of impact of IPS at full scale,” said Veterans CARE Study Chair Dr. Lori Davis. “Sustained meaningful work is a key part of the recovery plan for Veterans living with PTSD.”

    Pay for Success is a public finance model that harnesses the power of the capital markets to address critical social and environmental challenges and improve the lives of those in need. In this Pay for Success project, BNP Paribas, Northern Trust, The Dakota Foundation, Deutsche Bank and Robin Hood Foundation provided $5.1 million in impact capital to fund the project.

    "We are excited to launch the first Pay for Success project globally to support Veterans, who have served our nation so honorably,” said Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of Social Finance. “The Veterans CARE project is about bringing the public, private and social sectors together to help Veterans with PTSD secure meaningful employment and lead healthier, happier lives.”

    VA’s Center for Innovation and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund are providing $3 million, which is matched by local government partners, to repay project investors if the project achieves measurable results for Veterans. 

    “Massachusetts is committed to improving employment opportunities for our veterans, and we look forward to working with our partners on the Veterans CARE project to advance this shared objective,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. “This project will help secure meaningful job opportunities and a more stable future for veterans with PTSD and help us repay the debt the country and Commonwealth owe veterans.”

    "The City of Boston is committed to doing everything it can to support our veteran community," said Mayor Walsh. "The City is proud to participate in the Vets CARE program. The program, in conjunction with an array of other services provided through the City, will give our veterans an opportunity not just to survive but thrive to be their very best."

    “The IPS treatment helps you get the work you want and also the type of work you can handle. That’s so important for guys like me,” said Bob Simonovich, a Veteran who received Individual Placement and Support services. “Ryan, my IPS specialist, is like my agent. He works for you and with you. He cares for you. You have someone on your side. This is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It has been a game changer for sure.”

    “BNP Paribas is proud to provide support to Veterans through a cutting-edge financing solution with social impact,” says Cambyse Parsi, CSR Officer at BNP Paribas. “Our commitment has been strengthened by the support of our Military Employee Resource Group, whose goal is to promote soldier and veteran initiatives in our local communities.”

    “As an active investor in projects that directly benefit our communities, Northern Trust is pleased that our fifth Pay-for-Success impact investment provides employment assistance to veterans using a finance tool that aligns repayment with their success,” said Connie Lindsey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust.“The Dakota Foundation is a proud partner in the Veterans CARE project, which effectively demonstrates how to improve mental health support and employment opportunties for our Veterans through evidence-based services,” said Bart Holaday, Founder and Chairman of the Dakota Foundation.

    “Deutsche Bank is proud to partner with the Veterans Administration and other concerned entities to address this critical issue,” said John Eydenberg, Chairman, Deutsche Bank Americas. “As a founding member of Veterans On Wall Street, Deutsche Bank is committed to equipping our veterans to succeed in the workforce after their years of service.”

    For more information about the Veterans CARE project, go to 


    CONTACT: Alex Zaroulis
    Social Finance
    617-549-0358 Reported by GlobeNewswire 3 hours ago.

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    The Montreal Canadiens will make two long-serving NHLers healthy scratches for Wednesday night's season opener in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Defenceman Karl Alzner and centre Tomas Plekanec will not dress for the game at Scotiabank Arena. Reported by 1 hour ago.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of the state agency that serves Idaho’s veterans must complete mandatory training following a social media post demeaning sexual assault victims. State officials on Tuesday said Idaho Division of Veterans Services Administrator Marv Hagedorn must complete two training sessions through the Idaho Division of Human Resources before Nov. 1. […] Reported by Seattle Times 41 minutes ago.

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    During the Rockies' World Series run in 2007 and their reprise as a contender in '09, Jeff Bridich, then the team's senior director of baseball operations, expanded his knowledge beyond the inner workings of the front office. Reported by 15 hours ago.

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    Kieran Read plus fellow All Black veterans Owen Franks and Aaron Smith return to the All Blacks' Rugby Championship side to play South Africa in Pretoria. Reported by SBS 14 hours ago.

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    The one-of-a-kind, family-friendly esports event brought students, parents, academia and industry together for lively gaming competitions, education sessions, meet and greets with esports pros, interactive experiences and more.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Over the weekend of Sept. 22-23, 2018, more than 2,500 esports fans, parents, academics and industry leaders attended the first annual OP Live Dallas gaming and esports event at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. The event, Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, drew people from across the state of Texas and as far away as Seattle, Wash. and Boston, Mass.

    OP Live Dallas, produced through the collaboration of eGency Global and SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, offered a little bit of something for just about anyone interested in video games and esports – from the passionate gamer to their parents to school administrators to brands interested in navigating the exploding gaming and esports space.

    A variety of competitions were held during the event, and esports pros, collegiate teams and amateurs were invited to take part. Teams from sixteen colleges participated in the collegiate Overwatch tournament Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, with the University of North Texas esports team coming out on top.

    The event also pitted professional live streamers against amateur players in the Bounty Royale Brawl featuring Epic Games’ Fortnite, with the Dream Stream Team’s Top Gun and PinkMeatBall prevailing in the final round.

    The GameChangers Hackathon for college students was also held both days. Students competed to build an application to aid the esports industry, with first place honors going to team eRecruit’s Discord bot.

    Family fun included pro player and popular streamer meet and greets and photo opps, the ability to mingle with several popular cosplayers at the event and parental education. Through the OP Live app, attendees could also earn chances to win prizes by unlocking badges in the OP Live Odyssey Quest game. There were 39 opportunities to scan QR codes by conquering assigned “quests” throughout the event space. A threshold of 15 badges earned players a shot at the prize wheel. Five players earned all 39 badges, which wasn’t easy, since the player needed to beat a pro player in the Fortnite competition to earn the final badge.

    For Chris Stone, CEO of eGency Global, it was essential to create a collaborative atmosphere at OP Live Dallas, where attendees would feel comfortable sharing their passion for gaming and parents, academics and brands could learn more about the many opportunities the esports industry provides.

    As he explains, “With OP Live Dallas, we wanted to provide a top notch experience in the realm of esports, with exciting pro and collegiate competitions, which we did – as well as providing the ability for our attendees to battle out with pros on Fortnite. But OP Live is about so much more than competition. There are many misconceptions about gaming and esports, so educating people about the benefits of the industry for students, academia and brands through the ‘Powered Talks’ series was an essential component of this event.”

    Malcolm Gilvar, Partner at eGency Global, was pleased that the OP Live Dallas team was able to deliver an experience that was fun for the entire family, while bringing the many facets of esports together, at one event, for the first time.

    “We really took a holistic approach to gaming with this event. The fact that the whole family could participate is something no other esports event offers. We were able to educate parents and get them excited about the educational and career opportunities available to their kids who are passionate about gaming. Plus, by attending OP Live, parents, academics and brands were able to see how diverse, inclusive and empowering this community is, which is pretty amazing,” Gilvar says.

    Education was a cornerstone of the event’s planning and coordination behind the scenes as well. SMU Guildhall students assisted in planning the event over many months, giving them insight into the esports industry that they will be able to utilize in their future careers, and allowing for student research opportunities to take place, such as assisting with the creation of the Odyssey portion of the OP Live Dallas app.

    “OP Live had tremendous outcomes for SMU Guildhall alumni and current students,” said Mark Nausha, Deputy Director of GameLab at SMU Guildhall. “Students presented and demoed more than 30 Guildhall game titles over the course of the weekend, helped organize the event and volunteer teams, and gained invaluable hands-on experience working directly with professional esports teams and collaborating with event coordinators at eGency Global.”

    OP Live Dallas was also delighted that money raised during the event will benefit Extra Life™, a division of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, which supports local children’s hospitals including Children’s Health®. During the event, not only were funds raised, but 40 new gamers signed up to do their own fundraisers for ExtraLife in the near future.

    “Through ExtraLife, the gaming community continues to raise funds that help kids in their local communities. We were honored to support ExtraLife for this event and look forward to continuing to raise funds for this amazing charity in the future,” Stone says.

    OP Live will be returning in 2019 and expanding to new communities in the near future. To learn more about this premier esports event, visit

    OP Live Title Sponsor: Reaction A/V.
    Other sponsors include Team Envy & the Dallas Fuel, GameStop, Playful, The Trade Group, Pixio Gaming, Bioworld, Zowie, Lucid Sound, CLX Gaming, and SMU Guildhall.

    About eGency Global:
    eGency Global is one of most experienced esports firms in North America offering a full suite of services from event production, customer/fan engagement, sponsorship and talent marketing to data analytics, media and strategic marketing. eGency Global is the leading strategic advisor in helping brands, event and media properties, and teams looking to navigate and capitalize on the rapidly expanding esports ecosystem.

    Press Contact:
    Stephanie Chavez
    Marketing Director
    eGency Global

    About SMU Guildhall:
    SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit

    Press Contact:
    Mark Nausha
    Deputy Director, GameLab
    SMU Guildhall

    About Dallas Fuel
    Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in the Overwatch League, is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc. Envy was founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 and has grown into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. The internationally diverse Dallas Fuel roster consists of the best talent from around the globe. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.

    Press Contact:
    Greg Miller
    Dallas Fuel, public relations

    About Envy Gaming
    Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, CS:GO, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit or follow @Envy on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 12 hours ago.

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    Cerner has established a team of industry leaders and innovators to provide their experience and expertise throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs’ EHR modernization effort

    HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Liberty IT Solutions announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation’s Veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR).

    “Liberty is thrilled to join the Cerner EHR Modernization team and to be a part of this historic VA initiative,” said Bill Greene, President and CEO of Liberty IT Solutions. “We will be joining a group of proven clinical IT innovators in an effort that will improve the experience of care for millions of Veterans and their family members. Being a part of this effort is a special honor for our company and a validation of our mission and of the value that we bring to our customers. Initially we will use our deep knowledge of legacy systems to support key tasks around data migration. We are dedicating our best and brightest to this critical effort.”

    In addition to Cerner, Liberty will join Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein, Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 17 additional small businesses – many of which are Veteran-owned – to form the team that will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

    “We are proud Liberty will be part of this important team of industry leaders that will shape the future of care for Veterans through a modern EHR system,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “We will work together to address the needs and capabilities that are in the best interest of the VA. Our Veterans deserve the highest quality care and with this team, we look forward bringing a modern, seamless system to those who have served our country.”

    In May, Cerner announced an historic agreement and VA made the program one of their top priorities to improve care for Veterans. Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across the VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities.

    Liberty will join Cerner and other VA EHR modernization members to outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Mo.

    About Liberty IT Solutions
    Liberty IT Solutions provides transformative services and support to multiple government agencies across a diverse portfolio of Health IT projects. Our team believes that lines of code can change lives and is driven to enable that to happen more often, more securely and more efficiently.

    About Cerner
    Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial systems to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

    Media Contact:

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Liberty IT Solutions at 571.356.9627 or email at contact(at)libertyits(dot)com.

    Misti Preston, Public Relations, (816) 299-2037 Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    Corvallis Realtor Kathleen Hutchinson, of Windermere Willamette Valley, recruiting volunteers for the annual Pastega Christmas Light Display.

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    Windermere Willamette Valley Broker Kathleen Hutchinson is calling on the community to volunteer for the annual Pastega Christmas Light Display, put on by the Pastega Family Foundation at the Benton County Fairgrounds. This free drive-through tradition has brought the community together for nearly four decades.

    “Volunteers start putting this Christmas masterpiece together in the last week of October and it takes thousands of hours of volunteer time to make the magic happen, so getting volunteers is crucial,” said Hutchinson, volunteer coordinator for the Pastega Christmas Light Display.

    The Pastega family started the light show in 1981 at the Pepsi bottling plant they owned in Corvallis. This light show continued at that location for more than 30 years, growing each year as more holiday scenes like Charlie Brown and the Peanuts characters, Disney figures, The Grinch Whoville, Super Heros and many more.

    “Alma Pastega was an artist. She would create figures and paint them to display,” added Hutchinson. “This light display grew bigger over the years when it incorporated more Santas, angels, elves and last year added characters from the children’s movie Frozen.”

    It now includes more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Each year this wonderful celebration starts the day after Thanksgiving and ends on New Year’s Day.

    Visitors can come out to see the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through January 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance, drive slowly and dim their headlights.

    Business and residents who want to volunteer can contact Hutchinson directly at (541) 760-2529 or at

    In addition to the Pastega Christmas Light Display, Hutchinson is involved in numerous organizations, including the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis; The Benton County Veterans Memorial,Stove Team International, with which she went to Guatemala to do volunteer work this year and will go again in March 2019; and Furniture Share, which takes donated furniture and gives it to low-income people/families in need. She was also a sponsor and participant in a recent golf tournament for the local Boys and Girls Club.

    About Kathleen Hutchinson, Windermere Willamette Valley
    Kathleen Hutchinson is a Certified Relocation Specialist and works with both buyers and sellers. She serves home buyers and sellers in Benton, Linn and Polk counties. For more information, please call (541) 760-2529, or visit

    About the NALA™
    The NALA offers small and medium-sized businesses effective ways to reach customers through new media. As a single-agency source, the NALA helps businesses flourish in their local community. The NALA’s mission is to promote a business’ relevant and newsworthy events and achievements, both online and through traditional media. The information and content in this article are not in conjunction with the views of the NALA. For media inquiries, please call 805.650.6121, ext. 361. Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, announced that Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has selected the Company’s EV ARC™ product to provide emissions-free EV charging for public vehicles. The order marks the first community college to purchase the EV ARC™ product.“CCAC is proud to be the first community college in the nation to use Envision Solar’s EV ARC charging stations on our campuses. This is one more example of how the college has embraced green technologies, which is also evidenced by our commitment to seeking zero energy certification status for CCAC’s new Workforce Training Center, as well as the college’s partnership with the U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge and the Pittsburgh 2030 District,” said CCAC’s Chief Facilities Officer J.B. Messer.

    CCAC selected the EV ARC™ product because it is a rapidly-deployed electric vehicle charging infrastructure solution that is tested, proven and emissions-free. The purchase of the EV ARC™ will be made with funds from the Allegheny County Health Department’s Clean Air Fund. The purpose of the Clean Air Fund is to receive and disperse penalties and fines to support activities to improve air quality in Allegheny County. As a result of a federal consent decree, FirstEnergy Corp provided funding to the Health Department for environmentally beneficial projects at CCAC. The environemtally beneficial projects are solar panel installations at two campuses and an electric car charging station. The system does not require any distruptive construction or cause any harmful pollution, and it enables drivers to fuel their EVs with clean, renewable energy.

    “The City of Pittsburgh is already using our products to take ambitious steps towards the electricfication of transportation and we view community colleges in Pennsylvania  and other states as a great market just as universities already are,” said Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “We applaud the efforts of the Allegheny County Health Department for enabling the driving on sunshine experience as part of their emission reduction plans.”

    According to the U.S. Department of Education - Digest of Education Statistics, there are *1,462 community colleges* in the U.S. (2001 numbers). Cleantechinca recently reported that schools, like many other workplaces where people spend several hours at a time, are becoming hubs for EV charging. Envision Solar views schools as a significant market opportunity for the Company’s products.

    Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ and EV ARC™ HP products fit inside single parking spaces without reducing available parking. EV ARC™ generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. EV ARC™ HP DC fast charging systems provide up to 1100 miles per day. The EV ARC™ system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ (patented) which causes the solar array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s on-board energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide EV charging and emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC™ product is a permanent solution that provides Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease.  EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company’s San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission-driven team members.

    About Envision Solar International, Inc.
    Envision Solar,, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays. 

    Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit, call (858) 799-4583. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Forward-Looking Statements 

    This, Envision Solar International, Inc., Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.  All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results.  Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward-looking statements.  Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding-looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks.  We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans.  Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

    Lucia Asbury
    Envision Solar International, Inc.
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    New Fantasy Format Where Sports Fans Submit Their Picks And ‘Get In The Game’ In Less Than a Minute

    ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    The company behind the Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s (FSTA) ‘2016 Rookie of the Year’ Award have today introduced PrizePicks, its flagship daily fantasy sports game created specifically for sports fans to leverage their prediction skills and reap significant rewards. The game is easy to understand, enjoyable to play, and the quickest format the fantasy sports industry has seen to date. After nearly one year in private beta testing, PrizePicks is available now for free on the web at

    The creators of SidePrize developed the PrizePicks game format, offering members new and exciting ways to compete and win prizes. With PrizePicks, fantasy sports fans no longer have to play in competitions against peers with superior knowledge and resources. Instead, they can test their prediction skills in a fixed odds format. Since fans do not compete with each other, they have a higher likelihood of winning significant prizes. Specifically, PrizePicks appeals to season-long fantasy NFL players who are currently sporting 1-3 or 0-4 records and not likely to make their fantasy league playoffs. With this daily fantasy game, these fans have every reason to stay engaged throughout the season, even if they may not contend in their own fantasy leagues.

    “The domestic fantasy sports market is made up of more than 53.5 million fantasy players, and the great majority are playing the season-long fantasy format,” said CEO Adam Wexler, who sits on the FSTA Board of Directors and Co-Chairs the Research Committee. “Yet, season-long fantasy players have never found a casual game that allows them to raise the stakes on a daily basis. PrizePicks caters to these sports fans, especially the season-long fantasy players who are seeking a daily fantasy gaming experience.”

    PrizePicks curates a board of players to select from on a daily basis. Sports fans pick two, three or four players from the list, and then predict if each player will go over or under their projected fantasy score. Fans then enter the dollar amount they would like to place into an entry, where a minimum entry is $10 and maximum is $100. If they get all their picks right, they win multiples of the dollar amount they entered — with the potential to win up to $1000 per entry. Entry prizes are credited in real-time, and members can withdraw winnings from their accounts via direct deposit or check, with additional forms of payment coming soon.

    PrizePicks is available for Football (NFL & NCAAF), Basketball (NBA & WNBA), Baseball (MLB), Soccer (MLS) and Golf (PGA). Sports fans can ‘get in the game’ at, where every new fan receives a free first entry to win a quick $25. The game also offers an immediate $100 match on each member’s first deposit.

    About PrizePicks
    PrizePicks is the most simple, fast and fun game to hit the daily fantasy sports market. Created by industry veterans, PrizePicks is for the casual sports fans who wants something extra riding on the results of their sports viewing experience. In less than a minute, members can submit their daily picks and walk away with significant prizes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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