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    Sully will stay in Smithtown for the holidays before joining Walter Reed Medical Center, where he will work with U.S. military veterans. Reported by CBS 2 8 hours ago.

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    Set Sail for Vita Island with This Definitive Collection of Beloved Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari Arcade Titles Including Tempest®, Super Breakout®, Haunted House®, and Dozens More!

    NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today announced the digital release of Atari® Flashback Classics for PlayStation®Vita. Featuring Atari’s most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console titles, Atari Flashback Classics is available now from PlayStation®Store in North America. PlayStation®Vita owners can now enjoy 150 Atari fan-favorites — including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Canyon Bomber®, Warlords®, Yars’ Revenge®, and Missile Command® —  all with additional content and online features!Never before available on PlayStation®Vita, Atari Flashback Classics has arrived as a holiday surprise on Sony's portable system! Dive into the legendary publisher’s iconic library of games — featuring titles from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles, along with former arcade exclusives. Atari Flashback Classics adds support for trophies, rankings and multi-player support to bring players together just like in the olden days. Original Arcade cabinet art and console manuals round out the package to make Atari Flashback Classics a must-have for fans and collectors!

    Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the unique controls of PlayStation®Vita to bring new life to beloved games. Each game can be played using analog, digital, and touch inputs. Up to four-player local multiplayer and two-player online is available as well on a per-title basis.

    *Key Features Include:
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    · *150 Classic Atari 2600, 5200, and Arcade Games*: Play seminal Atari titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and many more.
    · *Ad Hoc, Online and Local Multiplayer*: Battle for arcade supremacy against friends either online or at home.
    · *Arcade Games Online Rankings*: Compare your high scores with players from around the world.
    · *PlayStation®Vita Functionality*: Designed to take advantage of the greatest features on PlayStation®Vita including PlayStation® TV support.
    · *Brand New User-Interface*: New User-Interface designed to re-create the classic arcade experience.
    · *Flexible Control Schemes*: Play the classics using analog, digital, and touchscreen inputs.

    Developed by Code Mystics, Atari Flashback Classics is now available for purchase from PlayStation Store for $19.99 USD. Atari Flashback Classics is rated E for Everyone for Mild Cartoon Violence, Simulated Gambling, and Use of Tobacco. To learn more about Atari Flashback Classics, please visit: www.Atari.com.

    A press kit with screenshots and logos is available here: https://uberstrategist.link/AFC-PressKit.

    To stay up-to-date on all things Atari and retro-pop-culture, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atari, and follow us on Twitter @Atari and Instagram.

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    *ABOUT ATARI*

    Atari is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at www.atari.com.

    © 2018 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

    *ABOUT CODE MYSTICS*

    Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Code Mystics (www.codemystics.com) is a prolific and versatile independent developer, comprised of industry veterans. With over 50 titles spanning both high-profile flagship brands and popular indie titles, Code Mystics’ proprietary technology delivers pixel-perfect solutions on all platforms from console and handheld to mobile and desktop and even custom hardware.

    *PRESS CONTACT*

    UberStrategist Inc.
    Mario R. Kroll or CJ Melendez
    pr@uberstrategist.com
    1-646-844-8983 Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    A non-profit organization supporting veterans is working with the iconic toy store. Reported by CBS 2 7 hours ago.

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    A non-profit organization supporting veterans is working with the iconic toy store. Reported by CBS 2 7 hours ago.

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    Could a virtual revolution be coming to the world of physical therapy? Imagine that instead of visiting a physical therapist (PT) for a follow-up after surgery, you log onto your smartphone and exercise under digital guidance. That’s the brainchild of Douglas MacLellan, Darwin Fogt, Curtis Hollister and David Markowski, the co-founders of eWellness (OTCQB:EWLL). They are on a quest to upend the way the estimated $35 billion market for physical therapy works in the US. Fogt struck up a friendship with MacLellan over six years ago while working as his physical therapist after a bout of back surgery. “Doug went and experienced this physical therapy and it healed him and he lost like 60 pounds,” remembers Markowski. “It changed his life.” A management team was formed, which grew to include Hollister, a top Canadian tech executive, and Markowski, an ex-investment banker, who were also friends of MacLellan’s. Together, a method was devised to deliver physical therapy as a digital rehabilitation program. In a traditional PT setting, you go to a clinic where a therapist assesses your condition, does an evaluation, sets up a plan of care and sends you home with a sheet of stick-figure exercises you’ve got to complete. Additional visits are booked to check on progress and modify treatments. Cracks showing in traditional PT model But there are flaws here. Patients don’t do the exercises when they leave the clinic. Or they might live in a place where not enough physical therapists are available. The US Department of Veterans Affairs, for example, routinely flies veterans from Alaska to San Diego, California, to get them physical therapy, points out Markowski. People might also see improvement and opt to let trips to the PT fall by the wayside.  Visits could also be delayed by weeks due to scheduling conflicts. Consider eWellness’s Phzio model by comparison. With the help of a library of nearly 1,100 exercises, a physical therapist can go to this online portal “PHZIO” and set up a regime capable of handling close to 70% of the issues a patient is suffering from, with the exception of severe or more complex injuries. The online method allows for physical therapy to be provided within hours, with assessments given via a cyber connection that comes complete with real-time monitoring and audio and text-message feedback. Additional sessions are set up and a litany of follow-on exercises is prescribed. So, even flight attendants trapped in airport lounges can take part. “We have built tools that allow us to objectively assess a patient’s range of motion and also do motion capture of particular movements. We capture all of this on video in a HIPAA compliant way,” says Markowski, referring to the government regulations that protect sensitive patient data. PHZIO system handles multiple patients at once For therapists, the system offers the chance to handle multiple clients at the same time. “The problem on the physical therapy side is that you have physical therapists who aren’t making enough money to pay off their school loans,” reports Markowski. “This is an industry that’s becoming squeezed and it hasn’t been able to deploy technology.” The PHZIO system is robust enough to handle 30 different patients online at the same time – though the suggestion is for there to be a maximum of six patients in a session at one time. READ: eWellness Healthcare to bring at-home physical therapy to Texas smartphone users Insurers also stand to benefit as the costs they pay per session for physical therapy are greatly reduced. They also see more patients seek out physical therapy instead of a trip to a general practitioner that might end in a costly X-ray or MRI ($2,600) or a year’s prescription for opioids ($6,000). “If you get patients to physical therapy first, you can avoid MRIs,” notes Markowski. “If we can get people into a physical therapy setting, there’s a higher chance of reducing the pain, solving the problems and accelerating healing without all the cost and absenteeism.” Uber-style disruption likely Markowski compares the impact eWellness intends to make to the way Uber disrupted the art of hailing taxis. “We could easily be by the end of next year, the largest physical therapy provider much like Uber is the largest ride company without having any drivers,” according to Markowski. In Uber-style fashion, if the eWellness model takes hold, Markowski envisages conducting business with an expansive network of therapists. “So, all you do is get online whenever you want to and there’s a therapist there who will pick you up,” he says. The staff at eWellness, which is based in Culver City, California, is lean at roughly 20 and there are no plans to employ an army of physical therapists directly. “My model is very much like an Uber model. For the most part, we’re going to utilize all contract labor just like Uber,” he says. “We’re just matching up the supply to the demand and we’re doing it in such a way that it’s cost-effective,” he added. The pre-revenue company saw its loss shrink 39% to $1.1 million from $1.8 million in the three months until September 30 compared with the year-ago quarter. Its cash pile also mounted over the same period, climbing to $27.7 million from $14.4 million. Posing financial headwinds are the challenges eWellness faces in getting physical therapists themselves to convert to an online system. “We have PTs and we’re getting new ones every day that come out and love this and serve it out of their clinic,” says Markowski. “But it’s not converting at the pace we want to see.” Workers comp programs are key to profits The company’s financial outlook is turning sunny, with the recent signing of a contract with First MCO, a managed care organization based in New Jersey that keeps a lid on costs for workers’ compensation programs. Indeed, workers comp is a bonanza for eWellness as case managers in this arena are charged with bringing care to patients while saving costs. Several additional multi-million dollar contracts of this sort are expected in the coming weeks and eWellness’s management expects to see its first sales next quarter. “We’re engaging in contracts that will put us nationwide pretty quickly. We’re getting contracts signed this month and we have to start delivering on them in January,” says Markowski. “We’re scaling rapidly and our profit margins will improve.” Another coup is that since November, US Medicare, which provides subsidized medical insurance for Americans over 65, has moved towards paying for telerehabilitation sessions. This will greatly increase the number of insurers who pay for eWellness’s services as many track Medicare when opting to back claims. The company also boasts a wellness program, which aims to use exercise as a preventive way to ward off disease. Its efforts drew interest from several government agencies looking to make their workforce more robust on a recent trip by Markowski to Washington, DC. Looking ahead eWellness is a bet on an industry that is in need of digital therapy. Even if the company were to gain less than 1% of market share in the $35 billion industry, it would still end up with a valuation of $1bn by Markowski’s estimates. The management team at eWellness is bullish that success will come, with Fogt moving to sell his nine physical therapy clinics just a couple of months ago. Could it be that the traditional route of physical therapy will go the way of the CD or the video cassette thanks to the wireless advance? “That model will be gone based on what we’re doing,” concludes Markowski. “Our Phzio platform allows patients and physical therapists to cut the cord from the old-school brick and mortar clinical experience.” Contact Ellen Kelleher at ellen@proactiveinvestors.com     Reported by Proactive Investors 7 hours ago.

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    Nearly 1,000 Smile Brands Inc. affiliated volunteers help provide pro bono dental services around the world.

    IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    The Smiles for Everyone Foundation (“SFE Foundation”), a non-profit public charity affiliated with Smile Brands Inc. (“Smile Brands”), is proud to announce the results for its charitable initiatives throughout 2018, in which more than $3 million worth of dental services were donated to communities in need across the U.S. and abroad. During the year, the organization hosted 21 free dental clinics (“Days of Giving”), an international outpost trip to Paraguay and 15 international outreaches in Ghana, Nicaragua, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. In total, over 4,500 patients worldwide were able to receive care from dental professionals in Smile Brands’ network.

    “Through the work of the Foundation, we are able to truly deliver on our promise of providing Smiles for Everyone,” says Smile Brands CEO, Steven C. Bilt. “Our impact in 2018 would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of our Smile Brands staff and dental professionals.”

    Days of Giving were held at Smile Brands affiliated offices in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. These events provide an opportunity for low-income and underinsured individuals to receive same-day services such as exams and x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions, all free of charge. SFE Foundation partners with local nonprofits for these events to identify individuals in need to receive these services. Nonprofits include homeless shelters, food pantries, veterans organizations, children’s groups and support service organizations for victims of domestic violence.

    In July, Bilt lead a trip of fifteen Smile Brands affiliated dental professionals to Paraguay for a week-long service trip. On this trip, the team provided dental care and oral hygiene education to children and families at community centers and schools in the most impoverished areas surrounding the city of Asunción. During this trip, they also focused on establishing relationships and training dental professionals in the area in an effort to provide ongoing care in Paraguay throughout the year.

    All initiatives spearheaded by the Foundation were supported by volunteers from Smile Brands’ network of offices. In 2018, nearly 1,000 dental professionals and support teams participated in the organization’s Days of Giving and international work.

    “Giving back is a pillar of Smile Brands’ company culture,” says Bilt. “Watching our teams’ willingness to volunteer with the Foundation is inspiring. These opportunities, we feel, give a sense of connection and bring new meaning to the work we do.”

    SFE Foundation was founded in 2011 by Bilt with the vision to support communities, both domestically and abroad, in ways only dental professionals can, by providing access to dental services. Since then, the nonprofit has delivered 19,000 smiles and donated over $14.5 million in dentistry.

    More information on SFE Foundation’s charitable initiatives for 2018 and future initiatives for 2019 can be found by visiting the foundation’s website at http://www.smilesforeveryone.org.

    About Smile Brands Inc.
    Based in Irvine California, Smile Brands Inc. is one of the largest providers of support services to dental groups in the United States. Smile Brands Inc. provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive long term agreements with affiliate dental groups, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Smile Brands supports nearly 400 Bright Now!® Dental, Monarch Dental®, Castle Dental®, A+ Dental Care, OneSmile Dental, Johnson Family Dental and P3 Dental Group offices in 16 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Smile Brands is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.smilebrands.com.

    About the Smiles For Everyone Foundation
    The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of delivering smiles for everyone by providing free dental care for those in need, both at home in the U.S. and around the world. Since 2011, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has delivered over 19,000 smiles and $14.5 million in donated dentistry. The foundation currently supports programs which provide free dental care to those in need in Cambodia, Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Thailand, and the United States. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.smilesforeveryone.org.

    Media Contact:
    Solana Tanabe
    Curator PR for Smile Brands
    Solana.tanabe@curatorpr.com
    (916) 799-3193 Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Rockville, MD, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scholarships for Military Children and Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships programs for school year 2019-20 kicked off Dec. 14 and will continue accepting applications through Feb. 15.

    This marks the first time the application process will happen entirely online, making it easy to create an account, save work and submit applications.  All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions are available at www.militaryscholar.org.

    *Scholarships for Military Children*

    Eligibility for the Scholarships for Military Children program is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military dependent identification card.

    A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year. There will be at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received, and additional recipients will be selected based on a pro rata basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants.

    The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.

    *Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships*

    The Heroes' Legacy Scholarships program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

    If a student or parent is not sure whether they qualify, they can submit documentation to Fisher House Foundation which will make such determinations on a case by case basis. Documentation should be sent via email to BGawne@fisherhouse.org. Please include "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" in the subject line. If no response is provided within one week, please call Fisher House Foundation at (888) 294-8560 to ensure the email was received.

    The amount to be awarded each year depends on the amount of sponsorships and other donations designated for the Legacy Heroes' Scholarship program. Prior year recipients must reapply to be considered.

    *Scholarship Search Engine*

    Additionally, Fisher House Foundation has set up an extensive scholarship search engine tool for finding funding for you and your family whose service for our country qualifies you for these unique funding opportunities.  To try it out, go to: http://search.militaryscholar.org/.

    Good luck and God speed in your education endeavors.

    *About Fisher House Foundation*

    Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.  These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths.  Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.  Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.  Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

    Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge.  The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

    www.fisherhouse.org

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    CONTACT: Brian Gawne
    Fisher House Foundation
    240.599.2462
    bgawne@fisherhouse.org Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.

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    The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated (Savoy Foundation) celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the annual Ballo di Savoia (Savoy Ball) on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in New York City. Guests of honor, H.R.H. Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, together with 350 patrons, benefactors and guests, raised funds to provide aid to philanthropic causes in the fields of health care, social assistance, U.S. Veterans' programs, global emergency relief to victims of natural disasters and cultural and education programs.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    On Saturday evening, December 8, 2018, friends of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders gathered to celebrate the Foundation’s twenty-fifth anniversary at its annual white-tie charity event, the Ballo di Savoia(Savoy Ball). The Savoy Foundation was delighted to welcome back His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Venice and his cousin His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, who were guests of honor for this occasion. The Ball was part of a four-day weekend of events organized by the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and the Savoy Foundation, continuing the spirit and tradition of charitable giving and hospitaller care of the historic dynastic orders of knighthood and merit of the thousand-year Royal House of Savoy. Every year the Savoy Foundation raises critical revenue through Gala ticket sales, program advertisements, sponsorships and contributions for its various philanthropic initiatives.

    The festive evening included an elegant reception, a beautifully presented gourmet dinner, Viennese dessert stations, music, dancing, and ball gifts. The Ball is the Savoy Foundation’s largest fundraiser and helps provide the resources needed to continue its year-round mission of assisting disabled war veterans, emergency relief aid, educational initiatives, scholarship programs and other charitable initiatives. Prior to Saturday’s evening Gala, a private reception at the home of Cristina and Marco Grassi for the Patrons and Benefactors was held on Thursday evening and a Welcome Reception on Friday evening, December 7 at the Lotos Club for guests attending the Savoy Ball.

    The Savoy Ball of New York, marking the 25th anniversary of the Savoy Foundation, was a sold-out event with 350 supporters. The white-tie gala soirée was hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated and was under the patronage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Victor Emmanuel and Princess Marina of Savoy. Prince Victor Emmanuel is the son and Prince Emmanuel Philibert is a grandson of the last King of Italy, Umberto II. Prince Victor Emmanuel is also the Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy. Prince Dimitri is the son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, the eldest daughter of King Umberto II of Italy.

    The Savoy Foundation is supported by 200 knights and dames in the United States and Canada who are members of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which is part of the historic dynastic and chivalric Orders of the thousand year Royal House of Savoy, which united Italy as a kingdom between 1861 and 1871. The Savoy Foundation, whose mission is to serve “the poor and the sick,” raises funds for humanitarian projects. The ball benefited the charitable initiatives of the Foundation.

    Due in large part to funds raised at the Gala, the Savoy Foundation is able to continue to support humanitarian projects, including a children's causes, veterans programs, disaster relief for earthquake and flood victims and scholarships for college students. During his speech, Prince Emmanuel Philibert said: “I am grateful to all the members of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and their guests this evening, for your effort in supporting the charitable causes of the Savoy Orders that will benefit from the funds raised tonight for the various charitable grants that the Foundation provides. The fact that you are by your generosity so effectively supporting charitable works in your community and throughout the world, gives me great happiness, since these excellent endeavors are being carried out in the name and traditions of the Royal House of Savoy. The Savoy Ball of New York continues a thousand-year tradition of goodwill and charitable giving through its Patrons, Benefactors and Sponsors.”

    Chairman of the Board Carl J. Morelli and Ball Chair Joseph Sciame opened the evening by thanking the many supporters and sponsors of the Gala. Guests included: Platinum Sponsors: The Japanese Delegation of the Savoy Orders, headed by Vice Delegate Dr. Hideto Tomabechi ; Gold Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. F. Anthony Naccarato; Silver Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Pica II; Grand Patrons: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. McClory , Patrons: Ms. Vivian Cardia, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Desiderio, Esq., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pigott and Mr. and Mrs. George C. White; Benefactors: Louis Benza, Esq., Dr. Raymond Benza, Dr. and Mrs. William J. Caccese, Baroness Flavia Frati-Spagnola, Mr. Michael Ricatto, Mr. and Mrs. James Losi, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pecora and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Viscogliosi. Other guests included Reverend Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie, Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Mrs.Christina Rose and Baroness Gabrielle von Langendorff. Sponsors included Dr. Timothy DeZastro, Fra' John T. Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. Marco Grassi.

    International guests included Diane Habig Bertolotto, Mrs. Carole Bellidora Westfall, The Hon. David Yurdiga MP of Canada, the Canadian Delegation of Savoy Orders, Mr. Jean Tamenne and his wife Yurie Hatanaka of Monaco and the Japanese Delegation of the Savoy Orders, headed by Vice Delegate Dr. Hideto Tomabechi.

    Next year’s ball is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019 in New York City.

    About The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated
    The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a U.S. charitable 501(c) (3) organization, is a NGO in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It has three endowments: charitable causes, educational programs and an operating fund. Its Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarship was established to provide financial aid to students in the humanities and international studies. Annual grants are also made to educational programs, hospice care facilities, orphanages and programs supporting disabled veterans. (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14075469.htm)

    In order to raise funds for the support of its activities, the Savoy Foundation sponsors a winter event, Savoy Ball of New York (Ballo di Savoia), a spring event, Festa della Primavera in New York City and the Notte di Savoia Los Angeles on the West Coast. It also confers an annual Chivalry Award, which honors individuals whose humanitarian work, public service and exemplary conduct have contributed significantly to the betterment of the community and world. Its goal is to bring public recognition to individuals whose principles, values, civil conduct and humanitarian accomplishments provide inspiration to current and future generations. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14364352.htm

    Members of the Italian Royal Family, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, actively support, attend and lend their names through formal patronage of these Savoy Foundation events.

    About The American Delegation of Savoy Orders
    The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America and Canada, is a part of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world. The Savoy Orders are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and have 35 Delegations worldwide that support the ongoing charitable works of these ancient Dynastic Orders of Knighthood and Merit. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals date back a thousand years. HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples and Duke of Savoy, is Head of the House of Savoy and Grand Master of the Savoy Orders, He is the great, great grandson of King Victor Emmanuel II, Italy’s first reigning sovereign, who united the nation of Italy under his rule between 1861 and 1870. The Prince’s father, King Umberto II, was Italy’s last reigning sovereign. He died in 1983.

    For more information, please visit http://www.savoia.org.
    Contact:
    The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated
    100 Park Avenue Suite 1653
    New York, NY 10017
    212-972-0495
    Email: amsavoy(at)aol(dot)com
    website: http://www.savoia.org Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    Toyota of Massapequa Has an Available Military Rebate for Their Customers in Seaford

    SEAFORD, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018

    Toyota of Massapequa wants to give something back to members of the U.S. military. To do this, the dealership is offering a $500 rebate that can be used toward a new Toyota vehicle for eligible U.S. military personnel. This offer is also extended to household members of eligible U.S. military personnel too, including Gold Star families.

    This generous offer is available to active-duty and inactive reserve U.S. military personnel, U.S. military retirees that are in within one year of retirement and U.S. military veterans that are within one year of discharge.

    In order for these eligible members to take advantage of this $500 rebate, customers must provide proof of their military status or be in active service at the time of the purchase or lease of the Toyota vehicle. Proof of military status can be provided by a leave or earning statement, a military ID card or a DD form 214. Other requirements for this rebate include a qualifying salary and credit approval by Toyota Financial Services through a Toyota dealer.

    Toyota of Massapequa offers this rebate offer as well as many other deals and specials. These deals can be found on the dealership’s website (http://www.toyotaofmassapequany.com) under the ‘Specials’ tab. The Toyota of Massapequa dealership is be located in Seaford at 3660 Sunrise Highway. Questions about the Military Rebate or any of the other specials that are offered by the dealership can be directed by calling 631-498-8705. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    Esports entrepreneur Alexander Garfield announced his new company today — Popdog, a combination of three gaming industry service providers, including the agency that reps global phenomenon streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Garfield and three other co-founders have acquired Loaded, which handles merchandising, sponsorship and creative for Ninja and other non-competitive gaming personalities; NoScope, a Twitch analytics software provider; and the esports division of Catalyst Sports & Media, a… Reported by bizjournals 1 hour ago.

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    The tough questioning foreshadowed a potential partisan battle next year over veterans issues on Capitol Hill. Reported by NYTimes.com 11 minutes ago.

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    Did you miss out on the last cannabis boom? Don’t worry. Another one may be right around the corner. And this time could be even bigger. After the M&A wave died down in 2018, many analysts thought the so-called “Green Rush” was over, but we think they were wrong. With a combination of newcomers and veterans vying for market share, it’s safe to say the competition is getting intense. And with competition comes innovation. Gone are the days of simply cutting, drying and selling organic cannabis… Now there are hundreds,… Reported by OilPrice.com 14 minutes ago.

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    D-Day veterans will travel to anniversary on cruise ship chartered by the Royal British Legion  The Legion plans to ferry 300 survivors, plus a guest or carer, to Normandy on the 880-passenger Boudicca. It used money paid in fines by banks to pay for the ship. Reported by MailOnline 7 hours ago.

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    *Bright Pattern, leader in omnichannel contact center software, has been named in Top 10 Telecom Technology Providers by **CIO Advisor for 2018 in the APAC region*

    SAN BRUNO, California, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Pattern contact center software placed as a leader in the 2018 Top 10 APAC Telecom Technology Providers by CIO Advisor. Bright Pattern was selected by CIO Advisor's distinguished panel, comprising CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, industry analysts, and the editorial board, based on the ability to deliver efficient and cost-effective enterprise telecom solutions.

    With this high achievement, Bright Pattern CEO, Michael McCloskey, and CTO and Founder, Konstantin Kishinsky, were featured in an exclusive article in CIO Advisor magazine, where they discussed the current state of the APAC contact center market and the growth Bright Pattern has experienced in the region with new branch offices in Japan and Australia, the launch of its APAC partner program, and its recent partnership with NTT Communications.

    "We are particularly well-suited for APAC markets, as we have already released 12 languages and can readily add more," said Michael McCloskey, CEO of Bright Pattern. "Bright Pattern works with some of the largest enterprise contact centers in APAC, including the largest global travel service company in Asia."

    CIO Advisor stated, *"*From the perspective of end users, APAC is a region of huge diversity and sheer volume. Understanding this, Bright Pattern delivers flexible capabilities such as the potential to carry out voice-to-text chat transition and provide voice transcription while transitioning to text and treating the whole communication chain as a single conversation."

    *APAC Partner Program
    *"We recently announced the expansion of our global Partner Program into the APAC region, offering an immediate path to revenue to value-added reseller (VARs) and solution providers with the only cloud-first omnichannel contact center solution in the industry," said Brian Hays, SVP of Global Sales at Bright Pattern. "At Bright Pattern, we provide our partners with a transparent, simple, and richly rewarding program focused on partner success."

    Bright Pattern helps its partners provide superior omnichannel customer service through the use of innovative cloud-first technology that is the most simple and powerful solution for midsize and enterprise companies. Bright Pattern was recently recognized by Ovum as a market challenger and by Gartner as a leader in the Call Center FrontRunners Quadrant.

    *About CIO Advisor*
    CIO Advisor APAC is a print magazine providing a knowledge network for tech professionals across the Asia-Pacific region. It covers agile practices, AI tech stacks, cyber security, banking tech stacks, blockchain news, IoT, and other IT services.

    *About Bright Pattern
    *Bright Pattern provides the most simple and powerful contact center for midsize and enterprise companies. With the purpose of making customer service brighter, easier, and faster than ever before, Bright Pattern offers the only true omnichannel cloud platform that can be deployed quickly and nimbly by business users. Bright Pattern allows companies to offer an effortless, personal, and seamless customer experience across traditional channels like voice, text, chat, email, video, messengers, and bots. The company was founded by a team of industry veterans who pioneered the leading on-premises solutions and today are delivering an architecture for the future with an advanced cloud-first approach. Bright Pattern's cloud contact center solution is used globally in over 26 countries and 12 languages.

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    COVA Will List on Huobi Global on Dec. 21st *SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2018 /* COVA today revealed that it will be listed on Huobi Global, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges by trading volume, on the coming December 21st. Huobi will list COVA's token from 18:00, December 21st, 2018 (GMT+8), with deposits made available one day prior to this date.

    Vincent Li, COVA's co-founder, said "Our investors are true believers of what we are building, and we know they will continue to support us for the coming years." COVA's investors include a number of world-class crypto funds including Huobi Capital, FBG Capital, and Zhenfund.

    On the same day as Huobi, BitMax.io, a global exchange of digital asset exchanges founded by Wall Street veterans, will also list COVA. Dr. George Cao, BitMax's founder, commented, "This partnership will not only give better understanding of COVA to global crypto investors, but also help BitMax itself explore how to use store and analyze data as an exchange".

    The listing of COVA marks a new milestone for the privacy-preserving data transaction protocol. Raymond Gao, COVA's co-founder said, "We are excited to have Huobi as the first crypto exchange to list COVA and support our token economy. We will keep our endeavors, technically and commercially, to help define property rights of data. We believe this will pave the way for it to be transacted as capital."

    *About COVA*

    Setting out to build a new paradigm for data, COVA powers Smart Policies, a machine-enforceable data usage policy, which enables data to be transacted while prohibiting undesirable privacy-compromising inferences. COVA launched its private testnet at the end of July, and made all protocols open-sourced with full documentation last week. Learn more at www.covalent.ai.

    *Media Contacts*

    Wenyi Ji

    COVA

    Tel: +86 186 2500 4864

    wenyi@covalent.ai

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    https://www.accesswire.com/530968/COVA-Will-List-on-Huobi-Global-on-Dec-21st Reported by Accesswire 4 hours ago.

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    A group of Zimbabwean war veterans reportedly picketed outside President Emmerson Mnangagwa's offices this week demanding that he arrests "criminals around him". Reported by News24 2 hours ago.

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    Live Report: Meredith Music Festival 2018 Clash goes Down Under to sample festival culture...

    It’s 38 degrees in Meredith, near Melbourne, and the wind is blowing at an alarming speed. Days earlier bush fires had roared through the surrounding countryside but today, despite the gale force winds, fires are nowhere in sight.

    Instead the dominant feature on the landscape of* Meredith Festival’s* Nolan Farm is, in fact, sofas… Hundreds of them.

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    The festival site sits on a hilltop overlooking the one and only stage of Meredith. Lovingly named The Supernatural Amphitheatre or ‘Sup for short, the grass slopes down at an angle so ideal it’s as though Mother Nature herself designed it.

    The site belongs to The Nolan Family and has done for generations. Chris Nolan founded Meredith Music Festival with two friends back in 1991. Five years later Chris suffered a brain injury and slipped into a coma which led to Locked-In Syndrome. In recent years he learnt to blink again and since then has officially opened each Meredith Festival.

    He’s asked onstage “Do you declare Meredith Music Festival officially open?” Chris blinks twice, the crowd roars, the party begins.

    Aunty Meredith expertly curates the line-up each year; a mix of local artists, unknown names and international headliners. With just one stage the responsibility of choice is taken away, a welcome relief from overcrowded line-ups.

    UK-based artist *Mim Suleiman* plays a joyful array of her eclectic portfolio, belting out vocals in a mixture of Swahili and English. Songs from Tungi explode with culture - from tribal percussion to Chicago House. Long-term Meredith attendees have dragged sofas from sun-drenched Melbourne porches and deposited them atop the ‘Sup. Ice boxes (or ‘eskies’ as the Aussies say) full of ice cold beers and a clear view of the stage creates an easy meeting spot and personal living room.

    The festival stress of losing your mates disappears, replaced with a simple “See you back at the couch.”

    “That’s the beauty of Meredith,” one Hawaiian-shirted festival-goer explains “It’s just like going to a massive house party with all your mates.”

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    The house party leans back, legs up on eskies, ice cold beers in hand to watch *Panda Bear *perform a soulful experimental electronic set. Standing in skinny jeans behind his synth, sweep fringe in place circa Myspace ’06, he belts out bangers from 'Tomboy' and 'Person Pitch' as well as new tracks from his anticipated new album. His energy doesn’t quite match that of Mim Suleiman and his set falls a little flat.

    But *The Breeders *pick it back up again with a joyous, ageless punk set that gets the entire audience bouncing and head-banging like turbo-charged teeny boppers. Yaeji delivers a magical set of pounding house rhythms and pure, stark vocals with a persona somewhere between dorky and serious.

    The crowd dances joyously to 'passionfruit' and 'One More' but the set truly crescendos at 'raingurl'. In a second power move from Mother Nature the heavens open as the first notes kick in.

    Saturday morning and the heat is savage. A thin layer of clouds doesn’t stop the sun searing through that pesky hole in the ozone layer. Traditionally today is when attendees must wear fancy dress. One group dress as a news reporting crew. Every five minutes one snaps “action”, another heaves a cardboard camera on their shoulder and another dressed as a 70s news anchor starts chattering nonsense.

    Afterwards a woman in a business suit asks anyone in the background to sign a fake release form. With a collective sense of humour as dry as the farmland they stand on, the release forms are signed and the group gallivant off only to repeat the process a few minutes later.

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    Another group dressed as chefs lounge on a sofa. It’s only later, overhearing a conversation, that it all makes sense.

    “How ya feeling, Jono?”
    “Yeah pretty cooked mate. What about you?”
    Takes a drag of a joint. “Yeah I’m baked.”

    This light-hearted silliness is the essence of Meredith. The best acts of the festival “get the boot.” When an act blows you away, you take your shoe off and wave it in the air to show your appreciation. 4pm and the calm is interrupted by “Meredith Festival!!! I’m *Nadia Rose* and I’m from South London!”

    Dressed in paramedic trousers and a fluorescent matching crop top the Croydon gal explodes onstage. Her talent is raw and her confidence bulletproof as she belts out banger after banger, gyrating to 'Tight Up' and 'Skwod' with irresistible charisma.

    “Let’s bring it up a gear shall we!” On comes BOOM! And the crowd loses it. A couple of chefs dangle from a tree and the News Anchor stands ‘70s wig askew, punching the air with his microphone. People can’t get their shoes off quick enough.

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    By evening it’s clear the female acts are dominating Meredith. *Sampa the Great *steps up to the role of global superstar expertly pumping the crowd up for songs including 'Blue Boss' and 'F E M A L E'.

    *Mildlife’s* set gets the most shoes of the festival. The Meredith veterans push boundaries with their irresistible, indefinable slow indie music, harnessing the energy of the crescendoing crowd with 'Zwango Zwop', 'The Gloves Don’t Bite' and 'I'm Blau', expertly improvising between each song. The Meredith Light Show kicks off at 11pm.

    We gaze up as pounding base rhythms resound over the ‘Sup. A light, hazy rain starts to fall as blue, green, red lasers penetrate the night sky, setting alight the Giant Pines in an almost over-stimulating experience.

    As the laser show ends *The Presets* enter stage, seizing the energy of the crowd and officially transitioning Meredith Festival from disarray to pure carnage. A table holding a group of friends dressed as underwater creatures collapses midway through Martini - they continue dancing in a pile on the floor. Aunty Meredith spares a thought for our mindsets on Sunday. She’s arranged sets from Time for Dreams, Ooga Boogas and more to give us time to recover from our hungover haze.

    The final hurrah of the festival manifests in The Meredith Gift - a nude race that anyone can enter to see out the festival in style. Sofas are dragged out the way to make room for a racetrack spanning the circumference of the ‘Sup. As a blur of butts, penises and boobs shoot past, the crowd cheers and whoops encouragement - a fitting finale to a festival that refuses to take life too seriously.

    Two chefs sum it up over a final beer on their now wrecked sofa. “I might be absolutely fried mate - but that was fuckin’ incredible.”

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    Words: *Alice Austin*

    Photos *via.*

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    Nestle Purina PetCare, Bayer Corporation, Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Noah’s Animal House, Pet Partners, and Urban Resource Institute celebrate inclusion of Pet and Women Safety Act language in just-passed Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 21, 2018

    A group of nonprofit and for-profit organizations lauded the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) after advocating for legislation to better protect domestic violence survivors by establishing the critical importance of protecting their pets, too. With the inclusion of key elements of the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act (H.R. 909, S.322) in the Farm Bill, Congress took an essential step in removing a roadblock to the safety of these survivors with pets.

    “Thanks to bipartisan passage of the PAWS Act by Congress, more domestic violence shelters will allow survivors of abuse to heal with the love and support of their beloved pets,” said Nina Leigh Krueger, President of Purina. “This is an important milestone in the coalition’s collective efforts to create safer communities for pets and pet owners, and Purina will remain steadfast in our commitment to keeping pets and people together, particularly during times of crisis.”

    This provision of the Farm Bill establishes grants for domestic violence shelters to carry out programs to provide emergency and transitional shelter and housing assistance or short-term shelter and housing assistance for domestic violence victims with pets, service animals, emotional support animals, or horses. Grants awarded may also be used for programs that provide support services designed to enable someone fleeing domestic violence to locate and secure safe housing with their pet, safe accommodations for their pet, or related services such as transportation and other assistance.

    The PAWS Act Coalition would like to thank the original co-sponsors of the Pet and Women Safety Act for their leadership and commitment to its passage, especially the lead sponsors Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-5), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). The Coalition is also particularly grateful for Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) for spearheading the effort to pass the bill by including its language in the Farm Bill.

    “No one should have to make the choice between finding safety and staying in a violent situation to protect their pet,” said Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-5). “This law empowers survivors with the resources to leave a dangerous situation while being able to continue to care for their pet. I’m grateful for the partnerships we’ve formed between organizations working to end both domestic violence and animal abuse. Together, we will help save lives.”

    “The PAWS Act Coalition looks forward to working with federal agencies to support implementation of this new law and to helping raise awareness of this important legislation among the domestic violence shelter and pet care communities,” said Steven Feldman, Executive Director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). “Our work is far from over, but this victory is the momentum needed towards real, life-saving change for domestic violence survivors and the pets that bring them so much joy and comfort.”

    Organizations in the PAWS Act coalition include:· Purina (Nestlé Purina PetCare)
    · Bayer Corporation
    · Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)
    · Noah’s Animal House
    · Pet Partners
    · Urban Resource Institute

    Two of these organizations, Noah’s Animal House and Urban Resource Institute are just a couple of the only 3% of domestic violence shelters across the country who are working to keep both pets and their owners away from the dangers of domestic abuse. Together these two incredible organizations have saved more than 1,500 pets from abusive conditions, so that no domestic violence survivor is forced to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and leaving their pet with their abuser.

    Did you know?· Up to 65% of domestic violence victims remain in abusive situations out of fear for their pets’ safety.
    · According to the Centers for Disease Control, 4,774,000 women in the United States experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year.
    · The majority of domestic violence situations include pets in the household, and 85% of women residing in domestic violence shelters reported a pet was harmed by their abuser.
    · A growing body of science has demonstrated a link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. An outlet of emotional support for victims, the family pet often becomes a target for physical abuse.

    “As we’ve seen throughout the past five years of running URI’s PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) Program, abusers often threaten to harm or inflict violence on a pet in order to control their victims,” said Nathaniel Fields, President and CEO of URI. “Not only do pet-friendly domestic violence shelters provide a critical avenue for escape, but they also channel the healing power of the human-pet bond during times of crisis and transition. The passage of the Farm Bill is an exciting milestone in this coalition’s work to ensure that all individuals facing abuse and their beloved pets can live the safest, fullest lives possible.”

    “Since 2007, Noah’s Animal House has cared for over 1,400 pets of domestic violence victims from 21 states across the U.S, in addition to our home state of Nevada. Women drove thousands of miles from Florida, Oklahoma, Maine, Texas and others, driving past other women’s shelters in every state for one reason only - their pet had to be included in their escape plan” stated Staci Columbo Alonso, founder of Noah’s Animal House. “With the passing of the PAWS Act, more local women’s shelters can become pet friendly.”

    “Survivors of domestic violence should not have to choose between their safety and a loved one,” said Lauren Dorsch, Deputy Director, Communications, Bayer Animal Health, “and this legislation is an important move toward supporting shelters in their efforts to provide a safe place for survivors to heal without saying goodbye to their pets.”

    “In support of the PAWS Act Coalition, Pet Partners grassroots advocates made their voices heard during every step of the legislative process – recruiting key co-sponsors in the Senate, supporting passage of the Senate Farm Bill, targeting members of the Conference Committee, and building support in communities across the country. Thanks to their efforts, many thousands of constituent messages, tweets, and phone calls to Congress were made emphasizing the importance of these provisions. Pet Partners is grateful for their actions that will help pets and people remain together in traumatic situations – when they need each other most,” said Annie Peters, CEO of Pet Partners.

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    About Purina
    Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

    About Bayer Animal Health
    Science For a Better Life: the Bayer business unit Animal Health is a global leader in animal health, supporting the health of animals, as well as the farmers, veterinarians and pet owners that care for them through its offering of innovative therapies and solutions. Responsible relationships between humans, companion animals, as well as farm animals mean taking care of their health and well-being. Bayer has secured a leadership position in researching and developing products for animal health and pest control since 1919, and is constantly developing new, better products and improved forms of administration for the benefit of the animals in our lives.

    About Pet Partners
    Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society, is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education. Since the organization’s inception in 1977, the science proving these benefits has become indisputable. With more than 13,000 registered teams making more than 3 million visits annually, Pet Partners serves as the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams. Pet Partners teams visit with patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students, veterans with PTSD, and those approaching end of life, improving human health and wellbeing through the human-animal bond. With the recent release of its Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Interventions and international expansion, Pet Partners is globally recognized as the industry gold standard. For more information on Pet Partners, visit http://www.petpartners.org.

    About the Urban Resource Institute
    Urban Resource Institute (URI) is a leading non-profit organization that provides comprehensive, holistic, and supportive social services that aid and empower New Yorkers in times of crisis. URI’s programs provide care for survivors of domestic violence, individuals with developmental disabilities, homeless families, and other at-risk populations, allowing them to live in safety and recover from trauma in both residential and non-residential settings. With deep community relationships and a flexible, innovative approach to program development and service delivery, URI is uniquely equipped to provide solutions to the challenges affecting New York City’s most vulnerable populations. URI merged with the Center Against Domestic Violence in 2018, the first licensed provider of domestic violence shelter in New York. With nearly 80 years of combined experience, the organization is the largest provider of domestic violence residential services in the country, with the ability to shelter over 1,000 individuals, including survivors and their families, on any given day. For more information, please visit http://www.urinyc.org.

    About Noah’s Animal House
    Noah’s Animal House was the first stand-alone full service pet boarding facility in the country built on the grounds of and in partnership with The Shade Tree Shelter in 2007 to provide safety, shelter and support for the pets of the clients of the shelter. A second location serving up to 36 animals in Reno, Nevada opened February 2018 in partnership with the Domestic Violence Resource Center. In a national survey, 71 percent of women seeking safety in a domestic violence shelter reported pet abuse in their home and more than 25 percent delayed leaving because they did not have an escape plan that could include their pets. To learn more about Noah’s Animal House, visit http://www.noahsanimalhouse.org.

    About HABRI
    HABRI is a not-for-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of companion animals; and informs the public about human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society. For more information, please visit http://www.habri.org. Reported by PRWeb 2 days ago.

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    The celebrity chef and fitness personality pushes his digital lifestyle magazine into print.

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 21, 2018

    Celebrity chef and fitness personality Robert Irvine and American Media, LLC (AM), a leading publisher of celebrity and health and fitness brands, today unveiled the first-ever special edition print issue of Robert Irvine Magazine, available on newsstands on December 21. The 100-page special edition builds on the success of Irvine’s digital lifestyle magazine which debuted in May of 2016 and features all-new material in addition to some of Irvine’s favorite stories. The first-ever issue of Robert Irvine Magazine includes celebrity interviews, recipes, fitness tips, inspirational stories, family advice, and more.

    “Robert Irvine Magazine has been a special, personal way for me to connect with my fans and share my best lifestyle advice for the last two and a half years,” Robert said. “It’s very exciting for me to see the magazine finally go to print. I personally selected each story featured in this special edition and look forward to taking readers on a journey and sharing the empowering message that is at the heart of Robert Irvine Magazine: Nothing is impossible.”

    The magazine is a partnership between Irvine and AM which will oversee advertising, marketing services and national distribution for the magazine. In the debut issue, readers will find in-depth interviews with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gary Sinise, Robert’s favorite healthy recipes, workouts and fitness tips, and inspiring stories about military veterans and their families.

    “Robert lives and breathes a purpose-driven, healthy, and engaged lifestyle and has been committed to helping others live fuller and happier lives through his numerous TV projects and his incredible commitment to U.S. servicemen and women,” said AM Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Chris Scardino. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Robert to bring his passion and commitment to life with Robert Irvine Magazine and help him continue to have an extraordinary impact through a new and engaging platform.”

    The keepsake print edition is an ideal stocking stuffer for fans or collectors and will be available at major retailers and national newsstands on December 21st. Robert Irvine Magazine will continue with digital issues in January 2019.

    Robert also recently announced the launch of his fourth book, "Family Table By Robert Irvine," a collection of 72 family-style recipes and insights about how to create strong family bonds in the kitchen and at the table. "Family Table By Robert Irvine" is available for presale now at familytablebook.com and will be released in January.

    For more information about Robert Irvine Magazine, visit http://www.chefirvine.com/magazine.

    About Robert Irvine
    With more than 25 years in the culinary profession, Chef Robert Irvine has cooked his way through Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean and the Americas, in hotels and on the high seas. As the host of one of the Food Network’s highest rated shows, Restaurant: Impossible, Irvine saves struggling restaurants across America by assessing and overhauling the restaurant’s weakest spots. Irvine was previously the host of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and Worst Cooks in America, has authored two cookbooks, "Mission: Cook!" and "Impossible to Easy," and one healthy living book, "Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well and Living Your Best Life." Irvine is currently on tour with his new, interactive live show Robert Irvine Live, and appears regularly as an expert guest on national morning and daytime talk shows. In 2015, Irvine launched Robert Irvine Foods, a company that features a nutritionally improved line of food products without compromising great taste. Irvine recently established the eponymously named non-profit organization, The Robert Irvine Foundation, in an effort to support military personnel and their families. For more information on Chef Robert Irvine, visit http://www.ChefIrvine.com.

    About American Media, LLC.
    American Media, LLC (AM) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AM's titles include Us Weekly, Star, OK!, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, Men’s Journal, Muscle & Fitness, Mr. Olympia Contest, National Enquirer and other celebrity and teen titles. AM also manages eleven different digital sites including Usmagazine.com, OKmagazine.com, RadarOnline.com, Intouchweekly.com, Lifeandstylemag.com, Closerweekly.com, MensJournal.com, MuscleandFitness.com and other digital and social properties. AM's magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.7+ million and reach approximately 53 million men and women each month. AM's digital properties reach approximately 65 million unique visitors monthly. Reported by PRWeb 2 days ago.

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    Military contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to throw out multiple lawsuits filed by veterans who say they were made sick from Burn Pits the company used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reported by FOXNews.com 2 days ago.

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