Ozop Surgical Corp Announces Trading Name and Symbol Change

Trading to begin on May 21, 2018 under symbol OZSC

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA, USA, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ozop Surgical Corp. (OTC PINK: NWKT) (the “Company”), announced today the effectiveness of its name change from Newmarkt Corp. to Ozop Surgical Corp. and that its new trading symbol is now "OZSC."

“We are pleased with this milestone of the change of our trading symbol. This completes our entry into the public marketplace,” stated Michael Chermak, CEO of Ozop Surgical Corp., “and more adequately reflects our current business focus so that investors will be able to identify our company and stock by name.”

OZOP controls an intellectual property portfolio of innovative products and technologies that it seeks to commercialize. In the Company’s pipeline of products include visualization tools for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) such as a molecular endoscope with capabilities that present a better anatomical understanding for surgeons in real time, and 3D technology which heralds improved depth perception, better appreciation of anatomic details, and improved overall surgical performance. Also, in development is an Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion device and procedure.

About Ozop Surgical, Corp.

OZOP Surgical, Inc. (www.ozopsurgical.com) invents, designs, develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative endoscopic instruments, surgical implants, instrumentation, devices and related technologies, focused on spine, neurological and pain management procedures and specialties. Our focus is on economically disrupting the market with clinically equivalent or superior existing and new products resulting in immediate and significant savings for providers, payors and consumers.

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This news release contains statements that involve expectations, plans or intentions (such as those relating to our pipeline, future business or financial results) and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These statements are forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties, so actual results may vary materially. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan" and other similar expressions. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors not within the control of the company. The company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The company disclaims any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

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(951) 407-6927

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At Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Newport, RI, Bluewater joins with 11th Hour Racing to spur drinking water innovation

Bluewater President Anders Jacobson

Global challenge issued to innovators to put forward their untapped ideas to help solve the emerging urban drinking water crisis in fast growing megacities

The urban drinking water challenge is directed at unleashing the power of water entrepreneurship and innovation to find solutions to the urban drinking water scarcity nightmare ”

— Anders Jacobson, Bluewater President

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, USA, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Responding to UN warnings of growing water scarcity, Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing used the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit here to invite innovators around the world to put forward their solutions for tackling the urban drinking crisis in megacities around the world.

“The urban drinking water challenge is directed at unleashing the power of water entrepreneurship and innovation to find solutions to the urban drinking water scarcity nightmare scenario flagged by the United Nations and already confronting cities like South Africa’s Cape Town,” Anders Jacobson, President of Bluewater, told the audience attending the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Newport, RI, in mid-May.

He added: “We are driving the Challenge together with our partners at 11th Hour Racing because we believe human ingenuity can evolve, refine and develop water purification technologies that create sustainable solutions to urban water scarcity issues and the Volvo Ocean Race Summit in Newport is an ideal launchpad to broaden awareness of our initiative."

“11th Hour Racing’s strategic partnerships drive innovation that tackles the challenges impacting our oceans and planet,” said Jeremy Pochman, Co-founder and Strategic Director of 11th Hour Racing. “Imagine H2O’s Urban Drinking Water Challenge is an exciting opportunity to address the global and critical issue of potable water scarcity, while supporting communities and cities to build water resiliency.”

Bluewater, a global leader in innovating and bringing water purification technologies to market, and 11th Hour Racing, a non-profit organisation collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean, teamed with San Francisco based non-profit Imagine H2O to create the Urban Drinking Water Challenge ’18 – a new initiative will advance and deploy resilient drinking water solutions in fast-growing cities globally.

The Challenge Founding Partners, 11th Hour Racing and Bluewater Group, collectively committed up to $1,000,000 in cash awards and investment to three overall winners. Applications will close on July 2, 2018 and the three wining start-ups will be honoured at a special event held during Stockholm Water Week at the end of August.

Note to Editors

Water scarcity is a global problem with the UN saying over 2.8 billion people today live in areas where available water does not meet their needs. Cities facing water scarcity range from Los Angeles to Cape Town and London.

Imagine H2O is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to deploy and develop innovation to solve water challenges globally. The organization’s water innovation accelerator provides entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale water solutions. By partnering with industry and policy experts and a global network of customers and investors, Imagine H2O has become a proven path to market for emerging water technology businesses. Since 2009, organization’s program alumni have collectively raised more than 1 in every 10 dollars of venture capital in the water industry. www.ImagineH2O.org

11th Hour Racing establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean. Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has been harnessing the power of sport with an innovative and comprehensive approach through three primary areas of engagement: grantees, partners, and ambassadors. Please visit us at www.11thhourracing.org

Bluewater is a world leader innovating, manufacturing, and commercializing water purification technologies and solutions that harness the company’s patented reverse osmosis technology to remove virtually all pollutants from water, including lead, bacteria, pesticides, medical residues, chlorine, micro plastic fibres and lime-scale. Please visit us at http://www.bluewatergroup.com

For more information, please contact David Noble, head of PR and Communication, at david.noble@bluewatergroup.com or +44 7785 302 694

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EVIDENCE DESTROYED by National Car Rental While Agent Asserts Enterprise Holdings' Damage Liability Threat to Renters

Renters easily implicated by $200 'stain' cleaning fee stamped to contract.  Stain preexisting.

Renters easily implicated by $200 ‘stain’ cleaning fee stamped to contract. Stain preexisting.

Preexisting damage; driving light missing means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; driving light missing means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; significant scrape means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; significant scrape means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; under car damage means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; under car damage means $$$ for renter

Company repeatedly notified to secure booth surveillance but purposely destroys while National agent effectively acknowledges the risk$$$ waiting for renters.

In the last 18 months after more than 100 hundred rentals, I’ve had only two vehicles that I could find no concern or minimal damage that warranted written and photographic evidence to prove condition”

— David Howe, National Car Rental crime victim

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation's largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the presumably intentional destruction of video booth surveillance by Enterprise Holdings' National Car Rental. The company notified the Lee Clerk of the Court that they do not have evidence that was directly and repeatedly requested as part of an investigation related to a 'ding and dent' scam at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport in October 2016. SEE THE STUNNING 'SPOLIAGE' ADMISSION CONTAINED ON THE OFFICIAL FILING WITH THE LEE CLERK OF THE COURT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117645418177777883930/posts/KHkUmrh7Vy4

In addition, National Car Rental crime victim David Howe has produced audio from a conversation with a National agent who explains the company's 'expedient' rental process (listen now to agent: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/national-agent-admits-liability-in-waiting) that places the car renting population at incredible financial risk related to the virtually unlimited instances of minor 'wear and tear', as well as more apparent preexisting damage that has successfully ensnared millions of consumers from here and around the world.

Related: CBC News: 'Agents Say Scam is Systemic'

“Tomorrow I’m going to earnestly investigate what remedies and what sanctions are indicated for this intentional and, perhaps illegal (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0900-0999/0918/Sections/0918.13.html), destruction of critical evidence regarding proof of whether vehicle damage – which was ultimately determined to be nothing more than normal ‘wear and tear’ by Enterprise owns standards – was preexisting at the time of rental origination,” said David Howe, National car rental fraud victim and America’s identity guardian for babies for girls and for boys.

“Within days of the predatory encounter at SW FL Fort Myers International airport and immediately after receiving notification of the financial extortion attempt, I made direct and repeated requests to obtain video booth surveillance to unequivocally determine the vehicle condition at the moment I obtained the rental.

“I ultimately was told to return to Miami where the rental originated. In fact, that’s exactly what I did,” continued Howe. “And when I arrived at the rental location, of course, no one was aware that I was coming despite multiple calls to agents and even to the Manager on duty, ‘Ricardo’. For the record, and the call to prove it is recorded and in my Ohio office, Ricardo specifically stated to ‘come here and a manager would assign you to the person who has access to the video’. In addition, Lee Port Authority Police made multiple calls to the Miami office but reported on the official police report that ‘as of the date of this report those calls have not been returned’.

“That is an outrage,” exclaimed Howe. “And if any one has any doubt about how outrageous this really is, then I defer to the nearly 8-million-dollar Chipotle jury verdict that was rendered last week against an employee who was accused – based on apparent video surveillance of her accessing a safe – but who was otherwise never offered the opportunity to view the footage that was used to implicate her.

“In many ways, this is the very same thing,” Howe argued. “The company was told in no uncertain terms, repeatedly, to have the video for my review. Moreover, the company was told to expect litigation as a result of this entire predatory behavior. And not only from me did agents and management hear my drum beat of pending civil litigation. In fact, the police detective who investigated the crime evidence, ultimately concluded – in writing and documented in the official police report – that this case should ultimately be pursued as a civil matter. That, to be certain, would mean to any reasonable person that ALL evidence, including in particular one of the most critical items of evidence — namely the booth surveillance, should be protected, safeguarded, duplicated, and preserved.

“Of course we now know, based on the response to the subpoena duces tecum and filed with the Lee Clerk of the Courts, that effectively Enterprise Holdings’ National Car Rental destroyed the evidence. In other words, they engaged in ‘Spoliation of Evidence’. And they should be sanctioned severely for this predatory and outrageous abuse.

“So today, I’m asking — I'm urging — Congress to listen to the words of a representative at National explain the company’s ‘expedient’ method of renting vehicles to consumers who otherwise expect the ‘good faith and fair dealing’ covenant: listen now to agent: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/national-agent-admits-liability-in-waiting. I’m asking Congress to acknowledge the remarkable risk that such a method exposes for the renting public. In other words, the current method is truly a ‘liability in waiting’ for millions of renters who simply get in a rental car and drive down the road without any indication that preexisting damage is their financial liability. And Congress must understand that the industry isn’t eager or willing to change the method because it’s so lucrative and it’s so easy to implicate honest people and their insurance companies.

Related: BBB issues nationwide warning about Payless Car Rental — https://abcnews.go.com/US/bbb-issues-nationwide-warning-payless-car-rental/story?id=47585004

“Need proof,” Howe asked? “Then here’s one video among myriads of similar examples I’ve been collecting since my own criminal victimization on October 29, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqe4fhzPuKM . And in virtually every single instance of this financial extortion scheme, there's not a shred of evidence of liability; instead, the renters trust with the agency combined with the lack of photographic evidence of vehicle condition at the time of rental is exactly why consumers are routinely and easily victimized financially by the car rental industry.

“In the last 18 months after more than 100 hundred car rentals, I’ve had only two vehicles that I could find no concern or minimal damage that warranted written and photographic evidence to prove the vehicle condition at the time of rental. While remarkable, it's true. And in one very recent and very predatory situation, I was handed a rental agreement with a stamp conspicuously placed on the contract that specifically indicated that ‘vehicles returned with stains to the interior would incur a $200.00 cleaning fee’ (see photo of stained seat contained with this news). And like all customers, I simply initialed and signed where told. When I went outside and opened the door – SURPRISE – the vehicle has a very obvious stain on the driver-side front seat.

“That, Congress, is a LIABILITY IN WAITING,” declared Howe. “And the car rental industry is literally banking on said liabilities, despite their desperate lies to the contrary. Yes, had I not been a victim of a ‘ding and dent’ scam, I would have likely have not even noticed or thought about the stain. I would have simply driven away assuming when I returned the vehicle with the very same stain, the agency would not attempt to collect $200.00 based on the language that was stamped on the contract and otherwise legally implicated to me by my initials and/or signature. Of course, my predatory encounter at RSW changed all of that and I took photos and documented the stain to protect myself from a similar scam.

“And that’s why Congress MUST act to enforce predictable and uniform standards for this under-regulated industry. It’s the reason also that Congress must require predatory arbitration clauses greedily pursued by the car rental industry unlawful,” Howe concluded.

Related: Enterprise Holdings and Canadian Car Rental Scandal: Christopher Elliott and His Prophetic Article in the Chicago Tribune Could Not Have Been More Precise — https://www.apnews.com/61887ba723f44c0cae5d22aab277eae0

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Green Building Design Competition for Young Architects in Oman

Al Jisr Foundation invites young, Omani architects to design a green building for a local hospital.

MUSCAT, OMAN, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Omani architecture students and architects under the age of 30 are invited to take part in an inspiring creative competition for the design of a new dialysis centre for Sur Hospital.

Zaher Al Hosni, Board Member and Director of the Al Jisr Foundation – the charitable organization funding the development – said:
“Management and staff of Sur Hospital are in great need of improved dialysis facilities to accommodate the dramatic increase of patients with kidney failure. In order to maximize benefit and impact for the hospital over the long term, we really wanted to deliver a building that enhances sustainability through optimized operational efficiency and human well-being, while keeping the environmental footprint to a minimum.

We are certain that young architects in Oman have all the passion, creativity and talent to produce concepts that will surpass expectations, and indeed help move forward the much-needed transition toward sustainable building and architecture in Oman and beyond. We look forward to a successful outcome!”

Chaired by Al Jisr’s Board of Directors, semi-finalists will be reviewed and evaluated by:
National Judges (Oman)
• Alexander Kader, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, German University of Technology in Oman
• Dr Ali Al-Nuaimi, Head, Civil and Architectural Department, Sultan Qaboos University

International Judges
• Ida Auken MP, former Minister for the Environment of Denmark, and member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization
• Prof. Dr Michael Braungart, Co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle design concept
• Dr Shamir Ghumra, Global Director of BREEAM
• Jane Henley, World Bank Green Building Program Lead, and former CEO of the World Green Building Council
• Bridgett Luther, Director of California’s Department of Conservation under Governor Schwarzenegger, and Founding President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
• Gunter Pauli, Founder of the Blue Economy; Executive, Young President’s Organization

In addition to a financial reward of 1,000 OMR, the entrant submitting the winning entry will be given the opportunity to join Al Jisr during key meetings in the development phase alongside project partners such as Sur Hospital management, the Ministry of Health, and a leading architectural firm commissioned to realize the project. Upon delivery of the project, the winner will receive further recognition and visibility as the lead designer at the opening ceremony.

The deadline for submissions is 24 June 2018. More information: http://www.aljisrfoundation.org/en/green-building-design-competition/

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Cryptocurrency: The Future Era. Expert are optimistic about IMPEREUM

LOS ANGELES, USA, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Do you perceive that the cryptocurrency bubble will burst soon?
According to experts and spokespersons of renowned online trading platforms, there are some cryptocurrencies that will increase significantly in the coming years! Among them, a number of experts are specifically optimistic about the emerging cryptocurrency – IMPEREUM, and expects it to have a 100-fold increase by the end of this year.

Asian investors took a shot and witness the rebound of cryptocurrency, where Bitcoin’s 20% drop in value was seen to smoothen out and instead increased in value. Recently, investors in Asia have become increasingly active. In terms of recent cryptocurrency transactions, the world’s top five cryptocurrency exchanges are all from Asia. We are also seeing an uptrend in U.S. blockchain concept stocks. Kodak increased by more than 11%, after announcing the release of cryptocurrencies. Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies Co., Ltd. increased by more than 5% while Renren.com and Secoo Holding rose more than 1%.

Many cryptocurrency exchanges are actively hiring. Coinbase, Kraken and Circle are all preparing to double the total number of employees they have by 2018. In general, these cryptocurrency exchanges plan to recruit 1,250 employees. Mike Poutre, CEO of Crypto Company, a company that builds the ecosystem for the cryptoasset market said: “There is a shortage of talent with expertise and keen sense in this field.” In this trend of rebound in cryptocurrency, investment experts are optimistic that IMPEREUM can achieve 100-fold increase before the end of this year.

One of the main reasons why IMPEREUM can grow in a short period of time to stabilize the emerging cryptocurrency is its hedging property where it is backed by gold. This is considered as a pioneering initiative in the industry and with this property, it allows IMPEREUM to be accepted easier by luxury goods companies. In comparison with the general cryptocurrency where it can only be applied to "minimal daily transactions", IMPEREUM are mainly used for high value transactions such as real estate, high-end consumption and luxury goods, where the value for each transactions is relatively large and in relation, processes rapid circulation.

In addition to entertainment, high-end tourism, luxury goods purchases, etc., there are reliable sources indicating that IMPEREUM has successfully integrated with international holdings and can also be used to purchase real estate. These increasingly widespread usage of cryptocurrencies brings a considerable degree of protection for its value and even greatly enhances the value of IMPEREUM.

Cryptocurrency was created at the height of the financial crisis where this invention was seen as one of several options to replace the official currency. Proponents of cryptocurrency believe that most modern currencies can be used to manipulate economies where the central bank can stimulate the economy by producing more currency. In this case, cryptocurrency can also play a role in the economy just like any other legal currencies. Cryptocurrency is an immutable electronic ledger and blockchains exist on computerized ledgers. This is an innovative way of executing and recording stock transactions, loan information, or tracking real estate transactions. Coupled with the fact that cryptocurrency is not under the control of the central bank or the government, individuals can trade directly without any intermediary. This is one of the most critical advantage and attractive points of cryptocurrency.

With the decentralization and intangibility of the cryptocurrency, it may change things greatly and may even reverse the way of operations for most sectors apart from financial, such as internet, retail, social media and online banking.

This is similar to when the Internet first changed the ecology of the enterprises in year 2000. Yahoo launched with a bang. Instead, Google, Amazon, etc. have gradually emerged. In fact, companies that have mastered the essence of blockchain technology such as IBM, Microsoft, XX entertainment or other start-ups, etc., will be the final winners of this change.

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FLOW Wins Album of the Year at ZMR Music Awards, Preps for GRAMMY Museum Concert Tonight, May19

FLOW performs at the ZMR Awards, wins Album of the Year; photo courtesy of John Diliberto

FLOW wins ZMR’s Album of the Year & Best Contemporary Album.

FLOW members Will Ackerman, Lawrence Blatt, Fiona Joy and Jeff Oster

GRAMMY-winning guitarist Will Ackerman, pianist Fiona Joy, guitarist Lawrence Blatt and flugelhornist Jeff Oster create
compelling contemporary music as FLOW.

…music that values the tapestry of sound over individual threads…they created a music of subtle shadings and slowly decanted moods…””

— John Diliberto

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — From the New Orleans Jazz Museum and the 2018 ZMR Awards – where they won Zone Music Reporter’s Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album – to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, FLOW continues to create a buzz around a spirited and dynamic musical synergy worthy of its cool moniker.

The ensemble's soulful all-original, genre-transcendent vibe has been described as a fresh, international acoustic sound rooted in the classic tradition of Windham Hill, the label founded by one of the group’s members, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Will Ackerman. If you ask the ensemble – which includes Australian pianist/singer Fiona Joy, acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt and trumpet and flugelhorn player Jeff Oster – they’ll simply say, “We’re just good friends making music together.”

Perfectly reflective of that warm and organic familial concept, the foursome have invited some very talented friends to join their performances along the way, from “regulars” like album co-producer Tom Eaton and Jeff Haynes, to guests Erik Scott, Kathryn Kaye, Todd Boston, Eugene Friesen, and Vin Downes. Their highly anticipated tour kicked off May 10th at The New Orleans Jazz Museum, included a performance at the 14th Annual Zone Music (ZMR) Awards at Roussel Hall in New Orleans on May 12th, continued this past Tuesday in Seattle and Thursday in Marin. It wraps with a performance at Los Angeles' famed GRAMMY® Museum tonight; remaining tickets are limited.

In his review of last weekend’s ZMR Awards, renowned music tastemaker John Diliberto, host of the acclaimed radio show Echoes (PRI), wrote, that FLOW “played a set of tunes from their debut album that revealed their subtle, intuitive interplay, music that values the tapestry of sound over individual threads…they created a music of subtle shadings and slowly decanted moods…”

The music of FLOW is graceful and atmospheric, with a rhythmic ease that found an early audience and feature stories in Billboard and Keyboard Magazine. Michael Foster, editor of Ambient Visions, described their sold-out Weill Hall debut at Carnegie Hall in October 2017 as “a gratifying aural journey to hear these four remarkable musicians set aside their ambitions or expectations about what the album should be in favor of allowing it to be formed entirely through their interactions as a group into something greater than each one would have been capable of doing on their own.”

Released last October, their self-titled debut album FLOW debuted at #4 debut on Billboard’s New Age chart, The collection has since earned a spot on several “Best of 2017” lists, followed by an IMA win for Best New Age Album, and capped off last weekend with its two Zone Music Reporter Awards. Five professional music videos and a documentary support the album.

Covering last Tuesday’s Seattle concert at The Royal Room, veteran Jazz critic Dick Metcalf noted “a truly amazing display of bardic talent in a two-hour show that had each and every listener hushed to full-quiet mode…I give FLOW a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

According to guitarist/producer Blatt, owner of LMB Music in San Francisco, it was his passion for jazz fusion that sparked the idea of an ensemble. "The inspiration comes from Chick Corea's classic ‘70s all-star band Return to Forever with Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, who joined forces, wrote music and produced a sound that was more powerful than any of their individual works,” he says. “That was the idea, bringing great musicians together with this kind of concept. When I started thinking about who it might be, my thoughts turned naturally to Jeff and Fiona. We knew pretty quickly that this was going to develop into something.”

FLOW is planning a number of performances throughout the U.S. in 2018, including another date at Carnegie Hall this September 2018; for more information, videos, social media links, and future concert dates visit www.FlowTheGroup.com.

Connect with FLOW:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flow-feat-will-ackerman-fiona-joy-lawrence-blatt-jeff-oster/id1261146158
Amazon: http://a.co/7cTM0Kl
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flowthegroup/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FLOWTheGroup
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQCXywfxkay0kYBHaLC3vw/featured
For dates, visit https://www.flowthegroup.com/thearrivaltour/

For media requests or review copies, contact publicist Beth Ann Hilton, The B Company, at bethhilton(at)theBCompany(dot)com.

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16th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – Chicago June 8-14, 2018

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Poster

The Citizen is a “poignant drama” – Chicago Reader

FOREIGN BODY: French-Tunisian director-writer Raja Amari creates feminist thrillers.

ADIFF Chicago presents 19 documentary and fiction films set in The United States, Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Barbados, Nigeria, Brazil, Malawi, Cuba and more!

"Kirikou and the Sorceress" – which celebrates its 20th anniversary – was called a "marvel for the eye and ear" by Ted Shen of the Chicago Reader. Not to be missed!”

— Diarah N'Daw-Spech – ADIFF Co-Director

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York, May 14, 2018 – To celebrate its 16th Anniversary in Chicago, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by ArtMattan Productionsts from June 8 to 14 – will present its most thought-provoking program to date in the Windy City. With 19 documentaries and fiction films set in The United States, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Haiti, Barbados, Nigeria, Brazil, The UK, Malawi, Cuba, Honduras, Tunisia, Hungary, the Virgin Islands and France, ADIFF Chicago will celebrate 16 years of great cinema and great talks with new films, special events and revealing stories!


Opening Night Film "Bigger Than Africa" by Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye (2018, 90min, USA, Chicago Premiere) is a fascinating documentary that follows the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the USA, Nigeria, Brazil, Republic of Benin, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba to explore and find reasons for the survival of the Yoruba culture in the New World. Nigerian director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye will be on hand to talk about his research in trying to understand why, of all cultures of Africa, the Yoruba culture is the one that has survived for centuries in the Americas.

"Streetlight Harmonies" by Brent Wilson (2017, 84min, USA, Chicago Premiere) is about Doo-wop and features stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, born on street corners in the 1950s. In Streetlight Harmonies, a who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of American pop music from doo wop and Phil Spector’s legendary ‘wall of sound’ up through Motown, surf music and the British Invasion. It’s a toe-tapping stroll down memory lane for music lovers of all ages.

In "Foreign Body" by Raja Amari, (2016, 92min, France/Tunisia, TIFF Official Selection, Chicago Premiere) a young woman (Sarra Hannachi) flees from Tunisia to France after informing on her brother, an Islamist radical. Adrift in a new country, she seizes on an opportunity to work for a glamorous widow (Hiam Abbass), and is uncertain how to respond when one of her brother's friends (Salim Kechiouche) shows a romantic interest in her.

"The Citizen" (Az Állampolgár) – Winner of the 2018 Chicago European Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film (2016, 109 min, Hungary) – is a timely narrative about a middle-aged African immigrant Wilson (first-time actor Cake-Baly, who brings breathtaking grace and nuance to the role) wanting to become a Hungarian Citizen. This touching humanist drama exposes the unwelcoming climate that greets many immigrants to Europe, as Wilson finds a sympathetic teacher and prospective lover in lonely abused wife Mari (Máhr).

Exquisite award-wining animation "Kirikou and the Sorceress" by Michel Ocelot (1998, 74min, France) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Kirikou and the Sorceress tells the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse.

Back by popular demand, "Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" by Mika Kaurismäki (2011, 90 min, South Africa/Germany) is a powerful documentary that retraces the life, music and activism of international star Miriam Makeba, one of the first African musicians to win international stardom.

Closing Night screening of local documentary "70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green" by Ronit Bezalel (2014, 53min, USA) – the story of a community displaced when their neighborhood is torn down in the name of progress – will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception.

The CENTERPIECE screening of MULTICULTURAL SHORTS "The Exception and the Rule" by Joel Zito Araujo about an Afro-Brazilian who won a discrimination lawsuit against his employer in 1992; "Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana" by Todd Kellstein which follows Haitian actor and activist Jimmy Jean-Louis visiting Haitian immigrants in Mexico & "Scattered Africa" by Sheila Walker a documentary about scholars focusing on issues related to the African Diaspora. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Sheila Walker, Ph.D, cultural anthropologist, filmmaker and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc. who will talk about the history and concept of the African Diaspora as presented in the films. The program will close with a reception.

THE AFRO-LATINO PROGRAM includes two films. "Revolutionary Medicine" by Jesse Freeston & Beth Geglia is an inspiring documentary that shows how a hospital’s alternative health model is not only transforming communities on Honduras’ Northern Coast, but also standing as an alternative to an increasingly privatized national health system. "The Invisible Color: Black Is More Than a Color" by veteran Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sergio Giral investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first wave of political refugees in the 1959 revolutionary aftermath, to today.

Sponsored by the Dusable Heritage Association is the special screening of "When the Drum is Beating" by Whitney Dow that celebrates the resilience of one Haitian band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making passionate, beautiful music — a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats — through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’etats and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy that is Haiti’s history. The screening will be followed by a reception.

"Timeless" by Ed La Borde, Jr. is a love story that transcends time from 19th Century Ghana to the modern day Caribbean. It explores the idea that hurricanes are really the souls of people that suffered in the “Middle Passage.” It is a story that highlights history and promotes the culture of the Virgin Islands with rich imagery and complex subject matter through unexpected twists and turns. The director will be in attendance to participate in a discussion after the screening.

The 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival-Chicago is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following institutions: Facets Cinemateque, ArtMattan Productions, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, Spotlight Cinema Networks, the Alliance Network and The Dusable Heritage Association. The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

Venue, complete line-up and tickets at http://nyadiff.org/adiffchicago2018/

Diarah N'Daw-Spech
African Diaspora International Film Festival
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Learn Details of The Telehealth and Patient Monitoring Market Forecast To 2022

The study on the global market for Telehealth and Patient Monitoring has evaluated the historical and current performance of this market.

HOUSTON, TX, US, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The report on Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market is a source of expansive ideas, statistical data, and detailed information, which has the potency to ensure profit of an enterprises. It gives a basic overview of the industry which includes definition, applications, classifications, and industry chain structure. Extensive development plans and policies are discussed meticulously. There also exists a cost study and manufacturing structures with perfect explanation. The import/fare, utilization and supply figures are likewise incorporated into the report.

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Companies Profiled in this report includes, Aeon Global Health, Aerotel Medical, AMD Global Telemedicine, Athena GTX, AViTA Corporation, Avizia, Biomedix, BioTelemetry, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Cardiomedix, CliniCloud, Connected Pulse, Contec Medical Systems, eDevices, Eko Devices

Recent trends and developments in the global Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market have been analyzed. Opportunities leading to the growth of the market have been analyzed and stated. Drivers and restraints impacting the growth of the market have also been analyzed. A segmentation of the global Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market has been done for the purpose of a detailed study. The market is segmented on the basis of key criteria. Data on the leading and fastest-growing segments along with what drives them has been given.

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Microeconomic and macroeconomic factors which affect the Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market and its growth, both positive and negative, are also studied. The report features the impact of these factors on the ongoing market throughout the mentioned forecast period. The upcoming changing trends, factors driving as well as restricting the growth of the market are mentioned.

The phases of improvement of Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market as for some geographic locales have additionally been exhibited completely. This data which is given enables the rising players to pick up breakthrough data which can enable them to take culminate business choices. In comparative way, numerous different sections and sub portions are specified in Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market helping in passing on faultless information to the clients.

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This research report analyzes the global Telehealth And Patient Monitoring market in a detailed manner by explaining the key aspects of the market that are expected to have a quantifiable influence on its developmental prospects over the forecast period. The report analyzes the entire demand and supply chain in the global market and further studies the various components. Also, a number of analysis tools such as Porter’s five forces analysis and SWOT analysis have been employed to provide a precise understanding of this market to the readers.

Table of Contents
Global Telehealth And Patient Monitoring Market Size, Status And Forecast 2022
Chapter 1 Telehealth And Patient Monitoring Market Overview
Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry
Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers
Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region
Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions
Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application
Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis
Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis
Chapter 12 Global Telehealth And Patient Monitoring Market Forecast

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Rexarc International, Inc., Appoints Gretchen Jones as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Gretchen Jones – Chief Operating Officer (COO), Rexarc

Rexarc International, Inc. acknowledges their talented employees, as Gretchen Jones gets appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the company.

WEST ALEXANDRIA, OH, UNITED STATES, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rexarc International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of acetylene gas plants and acetylene gas generators, today announced that Gretchen Jones has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Gretchen will continue her responsibility for ensuring excellence in operations, engineering, finance and sales. Additionally, she will be responsible for developing and leading the strategic direction of the company. She reports to Rob Moyer, Rexarc Chief Executive Officer.

Since joining Rexarc in 2012, Gretchen has held several positions at Rexarc to include the Director of Quality and Lean Initiatives, Director of Operations and Engineering, and most recently, Executive Vice President. "Gretchen is a seasoned professional, who has demonstrated strong leadership skills since her start at Rexarc. She successfully drives initiatives, with a sharp focus on operational excellence," said Rob Moyer. "I have extreme confidence in Gretchen's ability to spearhead the future of Rexarc's innovation and growth, while continuing to incorporate operational excellence."

Gretchen’s accomplishments at Rexarc include the successful management of the ASME certification process. Also, under her leadership, several new products have been successfully launched, including an Auto Solvent System for filling acetylene cylinders, Hopper Slide Gate, and Compressor Automated High Pressure Drier System. Through process standardization and lean initiatives, on-time shipments continue to improve through the 90th -percentile and warranty issues are at an all time low.

Gretchen Jones has a BS in Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University and a MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton. She brings twenty-two years of combined experience in Executive Leadership, Operations and Engineering Management, Engineering and Quality. Throughout her tenure, Gretchen has had experience with many manufacturing technologies, as well as, developed strong skills driving continuous improvement, leading change and encouraging a positive and synergistic culture to increase employee engagement.

"Rexarc is committed to serving its customers with the best quality products. Since 1924, the company has remained true to this commitment by being an industry leader in safety and design," said Gretchen Jones, new COO. "I am excited to lead the company into the next phase of innovation and growth."

About Rexarc International, Inc.
Rexarc International became the first company to introduce a portable carbide-water acetylene gas generator in 1924. In addition to industry-grade acetylene plants, as well as components and spare parts, the company provides various gas distribution manifold and pipeline equipment to industrial customers. Visit rexarc.com to know more.

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Rexarc International Inc.
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Flash Memory Summit Opens Nominations for Best of Show Awards

New Category Recognizes "Most Innovative Flash Memory Startup"

SANTA CLARA, CA, UNITED STATES, May 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nominations are now open for the 2018 Best of Show awards at Flash Memory Summit (FMS), to be held August 7-9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Now in its 13th year, Flash Memory Summit is the world's largest event showcasing the trends, innovations, and influencers driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and data storage industry.

"Flash memory continues to disrupt the storage industry and accelerates advances in data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence," said Jay Kramer, Awards Program Chair and President, Network Storage Advisors, Inc. "The highly competitive Best of Show Awards Program recognizes the industry's top innovators and helps build their brand as leaders in the flash memory market."

Flash Memory Summit is currently accepting nominations within five award categories, including a new category for Most Innovative Flash Memory Startup Company. Other categories include: Most Innovative Flash Memory Consumer Application, Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application, Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology, and Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation.

The FMS Awards Program is open to all companies in the flash storage ecosystem. Nominations are due by 6 pm PDT on Friday, July 13, 2018, and may be completed online. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, during the evening reception in the FMS Exhibit Hall.

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world's largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of Flash Memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

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