Regalix Launches RegalixTV for Businesses

A unique channel featuring inspirations & insights from industry leaders

The purpose of RegalixTV is to share ideas on a global forum of thought leaders, on how digital transformation, AI, and other technologies have compelled enterprises to evolve and transform.”

— Vikas Sharan, CEO, Regalix

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 16, 2019 / — Mountain View, USA, January 2019 – Regalix has today announced the launch of its latest venture – RegalixTV, an online global business information and analysis channel, dedicated to giving the business community free access to leadership insights. RegalixTV features interviews with top executives from the world's largest technology companies, including SAP, Adobe, VMware, Microsoft and many others.

RegalixTV has been built as a trusted source of industry news, insights, trends, and analyses. The audience will learn about leadership strategies, motivations, challenges and solutions via candid one-on-one interviews with the top brass of the hi-tech, ad-tech and mar-tech companies.

“The purpose of RegalixTV is to share ideas on a global forum of thought leaders, on how digital transformation, AI, and other cutting-edge technologies have compelled enterprises to evolve and transform,” says Vikas Sharan, CEO, Regalix. “It is an amazing experience being up close with business leaders and getting an insight into how their minds work.”

“RegalixTV profiles business and technology leaders from around the world in a manner that celebrates thought leadership, and helps us amplify their voices,” says Kevin Benedict, SVP Solution Strategy, Regalix.

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About Regalix

Regalix is a Customer Acquisition and Customer Success company that re-imagines digital experiences across hi-tech, ad-tech, and retail domains. The company has partnered with some of the largest global B2B organizations in their efforts at customer acquisition, growth and retention. Regalix works with businesses, supporting their customers' through the entire journey, to deliver reliable products and services in today's subscription-based economy.

Regalix has a long history of creating award-winning ventures with enterprises through co-innovation and idea-driven frameworks that inspire companies to think different. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley–Mountain View, California–Regalix has offices in Europe and Asia.

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Places on 2019 expeditions to the Himalayas, Amazon and Yukon now available

Canadian Yukon

Peruvian Amazon

Indian Himalaya

It was definitely the best 3 weeks of my entire life. Taking part in this expedition and committing to this valuable opportunity is something I would recommend to anyone.”

— Alejandra Francisco, Yukon 18

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2019 / — British Exploring Society – a youth development charity with a unique heritage founded on the belief that challenging experiences can change lives, has just announced the opening of places for its 2019 Expeditions.

British Exploring Society (BES) has been taking young people on expeditions to remote locations for nearly 100 years and is recognised for empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future.

“Follow in the footsteps of our remarkable past BES Alumni. Their expedition with us was a major turning point in their lives. Roald Dahl was only 17 when he ventured on an expedition with us; Marvin Rees, the first ever Mayor of Afro-Caribbean descent of a European City went with us to Svalbard – like Alex Gregory, who became a 2x Gold Olympic medallist and 7x Guinness Record holder – and Shirin Gerami who after a BES expedition went on to become Iran’s 1st female triathlete. All ‘ordinary’ people going on to do something extraordinary!” Honor Wilson-Fletcher, CEO of BES said.

Expeditions to wild locations in the Canadian Yukon, Peruvian Amazon, and Indian Himalayas are available to all young people aged 16-25. Everyone who applies is asked to make a personal commitment to their experience – whether through fundraising/volunteering or other activities to support their expedition.

All BES expeditions are designed with a real focus on the stand-out skills, knowledge and personal development that will be gained from the experience.

A number of “fires” (sub groups of around 10 Explorers) are formed on all the expeditions – striking out from a base camp to explore and wild camp even more remotely, completing scientific field work (with Chief Scientists) creative projects (with Media Leaders) taking on new challenges and adventures as each young person develops their confidence in the wild. On every expedition, Explorers make a commitment to sustainability as part of their learning.

Canadian Yukon (going since 1948)
Starting out from Whitehorse in the Yukon, Explorers climb peaks, trek or paddle through wild landscapes, enjoy rich flora and fauna, track moose, elk and caribou, and camp beside the river bank for 3 or 5 weeks. Lucky Explorers may also see the Northern Lights.
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“Being away from every day life has really changed my perspective on the world” – Benedict
Indian Himalayas (going since 1988)
Experience high-altitude trekking in the world’s highest mountain range and visit isolated and unnamed peaks starting out from Ladakh with a basecamp in the Zara Valley. Study and live for 5 weeks in an area rich in wild flower meadows and rare wildlife including snow leopards, Tibetan antelope and herds of yak.
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“‘It’s a challenge to your physical and mental self… be brave, be happy doing it”’ – Nitin

Peruvian Amazon (going since 2002)
Experience the biodiversity of the Amazon starting out at a basecamp near in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve outside of Iquitos in Peru. You may be surveying wild monkeys, birds, snakes, butterflies and a huge array of reptiles. The expedition also undertakes sustainable community projects working with the San Martin community on the other side of the river. 3 weeks or 5 weeks.
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“Life-changing. I have learnt more about myself than I ever thought I could know, a journey of self-discovery” – Dasha

About British Exploring Society (BES)
British Exploring Society (BES) is a youth development charity with a unique heritage founded on the belief that challenging experiences can change lives. BES is known for empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future.

BES prepares and takes young people (between the ages of 14 and 25) on expeditions to remote locations where they face challenges, gain skills and learn about themselves – as well as acquiring knowledge relevant to their lives and to the fragile environments that they explore.

Since 1932, BES has taken 11,000 young people ion these expeditions and the results are transformative – not just in terms of practical skills and resilience, but in a new-found confidence and self-belief which they carry forward to their future life.

More than this, through their adventure together, the young people forge friendships for life and become part of a unique supportive and continuing community of explorers with shared experiences, values and perspectives on the world.

For further information about British Exploring Society visit or contact Anouk Jacob, PR & Communications Manager on

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Best Birding Trips in Spain

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Birding trip in Extremadura

Migration birding trip at Tarifa

There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. ”

— James Lowen

OAKHAM, RUTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2019 / — Spain is a must-visit destination for any keen bird and wildlife watcher. In Spain’s remarkably varied countryside, vultures soar around mountain peaks, larks compete for their aerial symphonies on never-ending grasslands, and bubblegum-pink flamingoes make seaside lagoons blush. Moreover, this land of avian plenty funnels migrant birds between the continents of Europe and Africa. There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But amidst this feathered wealth, is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. More pertinently, it is the quintessentially Spanish combination of siestas and recreation that makes the country such a convenient place to ease into birdwatching as part of a family holiday – or to combine a business trip or city break with a bird-filled walk.

Two of the best locations for a birding trip in Spain, are Extremadura and Andalusia (or Andalucía).

A winter birding trip to Extremadura, where Europe’s mightiest congregation of Cranes – 130,000, all in – crafts Extremadura’s winter soundscapes, their rippling calls recalling fragile, forlorn oboes. There are myriad joyous ways to experience these lissom supermodels. Watch a family tiptoeing along a rice-field catwalk. Admire a score lazing under silvery-green, Afro-coiffured holm oaks. Or gawp at thousands seeking collective security in a lakeside roost. Then search for grassland-loving specialities on savanna-like plains near Trujillo. A Pin-tailed Sandgrouse whirrs overhead, purring its arrival. A close-knit party of Little Bustard huddles between sheep. And Europe’s heaviest flying bird, Great Bustard, strides imperiously, proclaiming ownership and generating gasps of awe.

Migration birding trip at Tarifa in late summer. After several misty days, the skies have cleared. The celestial blueness above Tarifa is rapidly filling with scores – nay, hundreds – of long-winged forms. There are White Storks, elongated bill and legs protruding front and rear. There are Honey Buzzards, languid and long-tailed. There are Booted Eagles, muscly and compact. There are Black Kites, uncompromisingly swarthy. And there are Griffon Vultures, immense and cavalier. All are harnessing thermals of sun-warmed air before soaring southwards towards wintering grounds in Africa.

Blue Sky Wildlife, working in collaboration with the Spanish Tourist Office, has put together a one-stop online shop or market place showcasing eleven local wildlife specialists who between them offer more than 70 tours to this amazing wildlife destination, with prices starting from a little as €40 for a half day trip. Many of the tours are available throughout the year for the independent traveller seeking to see wildlife in Spain.

Who better to organise a birdwatching holiday than one of the local wildlife specialists based in Spain itself. Their local knowledge and expertise, English-speaking guides, who live and breathe the country’s astonishing wildlife, mean that you have the very best chance of catching up with the key species you want to see. And the comprehensive selection of wildlife specialists and tours enable travellers to enquire about a tour they want directly, simply by using the enquiry tab on each listings page.

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The Pilgrim's Progress – Coming to Theaters This Easter

New CGI Animated Version of the Beloved Story to be Translated into Dozens of Languages to Support Missions Worldwide

MCKINNEY, TX, USA, January 16, 2019 / — In recent years, faith-based films have proven to be the most effective tool for sharing the essential truths of Christianity worldwide. Classic stories that stand the test of time have the unique power to break down barriers of age, race, nationality, and language. Revelation Media and Cat in the Mill Studios understands this fact, and are preparing to bring the most popular Christian novel of all time – THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS – to U.S. theaters Easter 2019. The film will be shown April 18 and April 20, distributed through Fathom Events.

The first novel written in English, The Pilgrim's Progress has never been out of print and has sold more copies than any Christian book, next to the Bible. Written in 1678 by John Bunyan while in prison for holding religious services, The Pilgrim's Progress is often cited as the greatest allegory ever written.

The 2019 film will be the story’s feature-length theatrical debut, as well as the first CGI animated telling of the timeless tale. Media-driven families can be assured that this centuries-old story can still connect with viewers of all ages.

“More than any other story (outside the Bible), The Pilgrim's Progress has been used to inspire and challenge Christians to set their eyes on God,” explains Executive Producer Steve Cleary. “It has been translated into 200 languages and is known around the world. We are thrilled to offer this tale to a new generation through CGI animation, and are confident that the timeless themes of faith – such as hope, persecution, persistence, doubt, hardships – will resonate in a whole new way.”

Revelation Media is unique in its commitment to creating projects that can first and foremost serve as an asset to missionaries around the globe. Several early scenes from the project were paid for specifically through the film’s Kickstarter campaign, where over 1600 backers gave nearly $150,000 for the completion of the project. This crowdfunding, as well as the support of generous ministry partners including American Family Association, allows Revelation Media to fund the distribution of the film to those working on the mission field.

The Revelation Media team has already targeted the first 20 languages for the film to be re-cut with voices from native speakers. This opens the door for the film to impact restricted nations where the preaching of the Gospel is prohibited and Christians often find persecution. These translations of the film will be donated to missionaries and pastors at no cost and will find a potential audience of over 3 billion people.

After the English-language version of the film is complete, the next target is for the film to be aired on the second largest TV network in Iran. Paralleling the US theatrical events on Easter weekend, over 6 million Iranian citizens will experience The Pilgrim's Progress in their native Farsi.

The team has also already begun the film’s translation into Mandarin and Spanish. Ultimately, the vision is for The Pilgrim's Progress film to be available to viewers speaking over 100 different languages.

Cleary continues, “I have had the honor to visit with persecuted Christians in nearly 40 nations. In each of these countries, The Pilgrim's Progress was known and was an inspiration to Believers. I personally connect with this story on many levels. It is an honor to be producing the first version of this classic masterpiece in CGI animation, and to share its truths in theaters in the USA and around the world.”

The Pilgrim's Progress will be in theaters around the country on April 18 at 7:00pm and April 20 at 12:55pm local time. Tickets for The Pilgrim's Progress are already for sale through Fathom Events or at

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Powertranz Launches New Platform to Support EMV and PCI Validated P2PE Point of Sale Card Processing

Powertranz removes complexity in face-to-face card payment acceptance across the Caribbean

With the deployment of Powertranz we have solved an important issue in the Caribbean. We have removed the dual entry requirement, significantly improving a merchant’s ability to reconcile transactions”

— Chris Burns

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, January 16, 2019 / — Powertranz Ltd., a newly incorporated card payment solutions provider, in partnership with First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global online payment gateway, today announced the launch of Card Present payment platform, Powertranz.

Powertranz is a modern, robust payment gateway that provides Integrated Point of Sale (POS)/Card present transaction processing, including EMV and PCI Validated Point to Point Encryption (P2PE), for merchants across the Caribbean.

The first and only truly integrated Card Present payment solution incorporating PCI Validated P2PE in the Caribbean, Powertranz provides POS software vendors with a lightweight integration point to enable integrated payment solutions for merchants.

Powertranz currently supports Chip and Pin, Chip and Signature, and Magnetic Stripe read capabilities across 17 Caribbean countries.

The fully equipped payment platform features PCI Validated P2PE, the PCI Council’s standard for End to End encryption, via Powertranz’s partnership with Bluefin Payment Systems. PCI validated P2PE encrypts card data at the point of contact with the payment terminal, removing all clear text credit card data from the merchants’ systems.

This largely reduces PCI Scope and protects merchants from credit card data breaches, which continue to trend upward on a global scale.

Key Features

• Full integration between POS software and payment terminal
• Elimination of price and credit card data manual entries
• Elimination of costly dual entry mistakes
• Cleansed transactional data sent back to POS software in real time
• Protection from costly data breaches
• Sensitive card data encrypted at all times
• Improved ability to reconcile transactions
• No requirement for POS software vendor to do costly EMV certifications to processors
• PCI Validated P2PE protection on each transaction
• PCI authorized scope reduction

According to Powertranz CEO, Chris Burns, until now, the Caribbean market lacked a truly integrated EMV solution. POS software and payment terminals did not have access to the required integration points.

“With the deployment of Powertranz we have solved an important issue that existed in the Caribbean for many years. We have removed the dual entry requirement, which significantly improves a merchant’s ability to reconcile transactions,” he said. “And thanks to Bluefin, we can provide PCI Validated P2PE solutions within POS environments which not only greatly reduces the merchant’s PCI Scope, but also gives them industry leading protection from costly data breaches. This is a major step forward for the Caribbean payments industry.”

Ronnie Viera, COO of Powertranz added: “We are extremely pleased that, after 3 years of design, development and testing, Powertranz is now available to the market. The new gateway was built with a fully redundant systems architecture using the latest in technology. As well, we have released a state-of-the-art merchant portal web application to provide merchants with deep insight into their transaction processing activity.”

Powertranz is available now to Point of Sale merchants across the Caribbean. For more information, please visit

About Powertranz

Powertranz is a sophisticated Card Present payment platform that processes integrated Point of Sale transactions, including EMV and PCI Validated Point to Point Encryption (P2PE), in the Caribbean marketplace. Powertranz is the first provider of PCI Validated P2PE in the Caribbean via its partnership with Bluefin Payment Systems. The company is based in Bermuda. For more information, please visit

About First Atlantic Commerce

First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider that specializes in the Caribbean. Headquartered in Bermuda, FAC provides merchants with multi-currency online payment solutions, tokenization services and PCI validated Point to Point Encryption solutions. As well, FAC provides merchants and banks with fraud management services including AVS-only, CVV, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, the US, Canada, and the Latin American Caribbean Region. Customers include Sandals, Digicel, PriceSmart and Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). For more information, please visit

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Microexcel’s CPG100+ is now SAP-qualified partner-packaged solution

This SAP certification recognizes Microexcel’s capabilities to deliver solutions & services around SAP technology stack to address current need of CPG companies

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 16, 2019 / — Microexcel®, a global provider of technology solutions and services, today announced the recognition of SAP® qualified partner-package solution for SAP S/4HANA® for its CPG100+ Solution. CPG100+ leverages SAP’s Intelligent Suite to help consumer product companies achieve enhanced efficiencies and profitability.

CPG100+ is a preconfigured solution developed by Microexcel and powered by SAP S/4HANA to meet the needs of consumer product companies in the food, beverage, appliances, and durables products industries. Powerful and prepackaged for quick implementation, CPG100+ supports key business processes for finance, sales and marketing, supply chain, planning, warehouse management, production and distribution, and customer relationship management.

Speaking on the achievement, Abe Iruegas, Microexcel’s SAP Global Practice Leader states “The highlight of this solution is that it is deployed based on a predefined scope, leveraging the use of pre-configuration, accelerators, methodologies, and tailored Microexcel services to help our customers run simple and realize a rapid time-to-value with reduced risk and a predictable outcome.”

Consumer product companies are at the forefront of digital transformation and CPG100+ helps them evolve their business models, re-engineer processes, and enable a faster, simpler, and smarter enterprise which can create new revenue streams, tailor products to consumer needs and preferences Maximize manufacturing output and minimize costs. For more information, please visit

About Microexcel
Microexcel Inc., is a global leader in providing innovative and comprehensive software solutions and services. Founded in 2001, Microexcel merges people and technology to deliver the most value and return on investment for customers. With headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, and offices worldwide, Microexcel provides full services and support to clients in the areas of Custom Software Development, Microsoft, SAP, Quality Assurance and Testing, IT Infrastructure, Open Source/Liferay, Staffing, and Interactive Services. Microexcel is ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified and is also a New York and New Jersey state Certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise.

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L3 MAPPS to Convert Wolsong Unit 1 Simulator for Unit 3 Training

Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant

Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant

– Converted simulator is expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2020 –

L3 MAPPS is pleased KHNP decided to convert the Wolsong 1 simulator contracted in 2016 to become the operator training platform for Wolsong 3,”

— Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA, January 16, 2019 / — L3 MAPPS announced today that it is under contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) to repurpose the Wolsong Unit 1 (Wolsong 1) CANDU* full scope operator training simulator to become the primary training simulator for Wolsong Unit 3 (Wolsong 3). The project will begin immediately.

“L3 MAPPS is pleased KHNP decided to convert the Wolsong 1 simulator contracted in 2016 to become the operator training platform for Wolsong 3,” said Michael Chatlani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for L3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We were near completion of the Wolsong 1 simulator, so it is extremely gratifying that all the hard work that went into the simulator will be leveraged for Wolsong 3.”

The Wolsong 3 full scope simulator, like the Wolsong 1 simulator, will use L3’s PC/Windows-based graphical simulation tools for the plant models and instructor station. All of the plant systems will be simulated, including the reactor, nuclear steam supply systems, balance of plant systems, electrical systems and I&C systems. The Wolsong 3 simulator models will be based on planned adjustments to the Wolsong 1 simulation that have already been developed, validated and maintained in L3’s state-of-the-art Orchid® simulation environment. The Digital Control Computers (DCCs) will be represented by an emulated DCC that will be integrated into the full scope simulator. The Wolsong 1 simulator’s full replica main control room (MCR) panels will be returned to Canada to be upgraded to accurately represent the Wolsong 3 MCR.

The Wolsong 3 simulator will also include severe accident simulation capabilities by including a version of the Modular Accident Analysis Program, known as MAAP4-CANDU**. The simulator will also be equipped with two-dimensional and three-dimensional animated, interactive visualizations of the reactor vessel and containment building to provide trainees further insight into the behavior of the plant during unlikely severe accidents.

About Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
KHNP, a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), provides about 30 percent of South Korea’s electricity supply, making it the nation’s largest power generation company. It has a total installed capacity of more than 27,000 MW through the operation of 21 nuclear power units, 35 hydropower units, 16 pumped-storage power units and a number of renewable energy facilities. The Wolsong site in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, houses four 700 MWe class CANDU reactors, Units 1 to 4.

About L3 MAPPS

L3 MAPPS, a subsidiary of L3 Technologies, has over 35 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 45 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at

About L3 Technologies
L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at

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David Anthony Miranda M.D. explains telehealth and its place in clinical health care

Dr. David Anthony Miranda

Texas-based emergency locum physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda explores the rise of telehealth within clinical health care.

WEST LAKE HILLS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 / — The implementation of telecommunications technologies within medicine and facilitated by near-instant access to electronic information, telehealth is, first and foremost, intended to support long-distance clinical health care. While telehealth has been a prominent part of routine medical care for over a decade, more recently the practice has begun to grow in prevalence within urgent care and in predominantly rural, medically underserved communities, according to David Anthony Miranda M.D., a highly respected emergency locum physician from San Antonio, Texas.

Telecommunications technologies utilized within telehealth, in addition to established terrestrial and wireless communication methods, may include video conferencing, streaming media, and so-called 'store-and-forward' imaging, Dr. Miranda reveals. The practice, he says, may also be used for health-related education and public health administration, in addition to clinical health care.

"Telehealth is distinct from what's commonly known as telemedicine in so far as it refers to a broader spectrum or scope of services than its more established predecessor," explains the south-central Texas-based physician.

According to David Anthony Miranda M.D., while telemedicine pertains quite specifically to clinical services offered remotely, telehealth may also be utilized in the facilitation of non-clinical services. "Provider training," he suggests, "would be one such application, as would arranging long-distance administrative meetings between medical professionals, for example."

While according to the World Health Organization there is no universally accepted or definitive single definition for telehealth, the United Nations' specialized international public health agency has adopted a broad description of the practice. "This," says David Anthony Miranda M.D., "states that telehealth involves the delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries, for research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interest of advancing the health of individuals and their communities."

Of particular interest to Dr. David Anthony Miranda is the growing importance of telehealth provision within remote communities, having himself been driven largely by a desire to care for medically underserved, predominantly rural populations during his 30-year career as a physician. "Telehealth allows rural health care providers to quickly and easily connect with their patients, often from a distant site," explains Dr. David Anthony Miranda.

"This allows patients," he continues, "to effectively receive often much-needed care in their communities without having to endure potentially long periods of travel."

According to David Anthony Miranda M.D., given the shortage of many medical specialties in more rural U.S. states, such as Texas, telehealth plays a vital part in ensuring patients in more remote communities are afforded access to the care which they need. "The ability to leverage telecommunications technologies in order to connect patients with specialists at remote sites rather than forcing them to travel often great distances to obtain the care they require is one of the single biggest factors in the continued growth and success of telehealth in my opinion," he adds, wrapping up.

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BlueStar SeniorTech Partners with CarePlus Home Health

Leading aging-at-home senior technology company extends product line to prominent Montgomery County, Maryland home care agency.

Like CarePlus, we treat our customers like family. We are excited to be partnering with a locally-owned company whose values mirror our own.”

— BlueStar SeniorTech CEO, Robert Wray

ROCKVILLE, MD, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 / — BlueStar SeniorTech announced Friday that it has formed a strategic partnership with CarePlus Home Health, one of Maryland’s leading residential home health agencies.

BlueStar’s partnership with CarePlus is an opportunity to reach hundreds of new senior citizens throughout Maryland, helping them to live in an environment where they can age in place at home, with peace of mind.

BlueStar and CarePlus share similar visions: Empowering aging Americans to live and age comfortably inside their homes for as long as they are able – Safe, Healthy and Connected!

“BlueStar is happy to be partnering with one of Montgomery County’s best home care agencies,” said BlueStar SeniorTech CEO Robert Wray Jr. “Like CarePlus, we treat our customers like family. We are excited to be partnering with a locally-owned company whose values mirror our own.”

“Heather and I are especially excited to be partnering with BlueStar SeniorTech,” said Tom Najjar, founder and president of CarePlus. “We are big believers in using technology to supplement a customer’s overall home care experience. We are happy that BlueStar will find new ways to keep the families we serve age safely within their homes and stay connected with their loved ones.”

About BlueStar SeniorTech

Founded in 2013, BlueStar SeniorTech’s mission is to help aging seniors, veterans and their family members age safely within the comfort of their homes. BlueStar began offering aging-in-place technology and other products to non-veterans in 2015 because of increased consumer demand. The company offers a combination of aging-in-place technology products and services to help seniors remain healthy, safe in their homes and connected with their loved ones. BlueStar is veteran-owned, and it is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). BlueStar is committed to hiring veterans, including disabled and wounded service members.

About CarePlus

CarePlus is a licensed residential service agency by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Founded over twenty years ago by Tom Najjar, CarePlus’ mission is to provide personalized quality care at a reasonable price. Tom and his wife, Heather, CarePlus’ director of nursing, are focused on hiring the best caregivers and providing a higher standard of customer service.
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Steven R. Pietro uncovers troubling societal challenges faced by U.S. veterans

Steven R. Pietro

With veteran unemployment and homelessness an ongoing problem in the U.S., military food supplies business owner Steven R. Pietro is committed to change.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, January 16, 2019 / — An ardent and long-standing supporter of America's armed forces and, in particular, its struggling veterans, Justice Government Supply, Inc. owner and founder Steven R. Pietro is looking to assist those in need from his current base in Florida. A Native American service-disabled veteran owned business, Justice Government Supply, Inc. is proud to serve the women and men of the U.S. armed forces stationed globally with a complete catalog of the finest roasts, steaks, select butcher chops, and more.

"Readapting to civilian life following military service can be incredibly difficult for many veterans," explains Pietro, who is actively seeking out those who may be in need of support having encountered troubling societal difficulties following military service.

Pietro plans to offer support chiefly through assisting in the sourcing of safe, clean accommodation and by helping to place struggling veterans in secure, much-needed jobs via which they are then able to support themselves and their families. "Reliable, well-paid work has been shown time and time again to furnish struggling veterans with a new purpose and meaning in life following active duty, and often filling a void which all too often comes to light once back in civilian surroundings which can be difficult to readjust to," he adds.

Many civilian jobs, he goes on to explain, also often fail to deliver anything close to the fulfillment and purpose afforded by former military roles. "Veterans who have enjoyed a distinguished career of military service and have completed multiple tours of duty can find it extremely tough to unlock a true sense of purpose in civilian life after having spent many, many years forming almost incomparable bonds with their fellow servicemen and servicewomen," says Pietro.

Accordingly, many veterans go on to struggle with mental health problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction to drugs and alcohol. A fight against addiction, a struggle to find work, to find suitable housing, or to assimilate back into regular family life are, Pietro says, among four of the most significant societal challenges currently facing veterans today.

"As such, it's important that we, as a community, are committed to supporting our incredible veterans," the Justice Government Supply, Inc. founder adds, "and, in particular, look to support the necessary roles and careers which are best able to afford the satisfaction, purpose, and all-round fulfillment which they encountered during their former military roles."

He continues, "By supporting veterans in securing a new trade which allows them to afford safe, comfortable housing, we're putting these wonderful men and women on the best possible path toward learning new skills, and, at the same time, toward securing a place to call home while they begin on a new path in life."

"Furthermore," Steven R. Pietro adds, wrapping up, "it's important that we seek to help build crucial bonds of brotherhood and friendship which are vital in easing or preventing many of the societal challenges faced by veterans, and something which many find themselves in great need of following their final tours of duty."

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Source: EIN Presswire