CVR Medical Provides TUV Safety Testing Update

CVR Medical Corp. (OTCQB:CRRVF)

DENVER, NC, USA, December 13, 2018 / —

CVR Medical Corp. (CVM.V) (TSXV: CVM) (OTCQB: CRRVF) ("CVR Medical”) a Canadian listed and US based healthcare company in the medical device sector announces that its patented, disruptive Carotid Stenotic Scan (CSS) has passed the IEC 60601-1-2 edition 4, General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance – Electromagnetic Disturbances conducted by TUV Rheinland of North America. TUV Rheinland of North America, is one of the leading providers of product safety certifications worldwide, covering an assortment of items such as medical devices, home appliances, audio/video products, medical products, textiles and telecommunication equipment. This testing is required for the CSS’s subsequent De Novo submission to the FDA for US market clearance and will show that the device is compliant with all IEC 60601-1-2 EMC requirements. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, publishes the 60601 series of technical standards that allow medical device developers to demonstrate the safety and essential performance of their medical equipment. Upon completion of EMC testing, TUV North America started IEC 60601-1 safety testing which includes, software and hardware validation , fire and electrical safety and mechanical failure. As announced, CVR’s previous guidance relating to FDA submission remains unchanged for Q1 2019.

In speaking to CVR’s VP of Program Management & Product Development, Lewis Crenshaw, the TUV engineer stated “CVR’s team did a tremendous job preparing documentation and hardware for IEC 60601-1-2 EMC safety testing. This allowed the TUV team to quickly and efficiently tackle the testing, review technical documents and draft and sign the EMC test report during the busiest time of our year.”

Tony Robinson, CVR Medical’s Chief Operating Officer stated, “This represents one of the final hurdles standing between CVR and the FDA submission that we have been working so diligently towards. Many companies are significantly delayed by requirements such as EMC, but thanks to the thoroughness of the CVR engineering team and open dialogue which TUV provided, we have been able to maintain our momentum toward our objectives. Working with TUV has been the epitome of efficiency and effectiveness, even during this extraordinarily busy time. We know that when our CSS device is placed into the clinical setting we are holding ourselves to the industry’s highest standard of electrical safety.”

About CVR Medical

CVR Medical Corp. is a healthcare company that operates in the medical device industry focused on the commercialization of its disruptive, proprietary Carotid Stenotic Scan (CSS). The CSS device is a diagnostic tool that encompasses subsonic, infrasonic, and low frequency sound wave analysis technology. The CSS is a patented device designed to detect and measure carotid arterial stenosis. CVR is currently in pivotal clinical trials in preparation for its planned submission to the FDA. CVR is led by an experienced and proven team of professionals with extensive healthcare, medical device, international expansion, regulatory and sales experience. CVR Medical trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CVM. Additional information regarding the Company can be found in our recent filings with the SEDAR as well as the information maintained on our website at

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Uzakrota Travel Summit took place at Hilton Bosphorus Istanbul

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One of the biggest travel summits in the region took place in Istanbul on 12.12.2018 in Hilton Bosphorus Convention Center.

I'm very happy to see that tourism technology and tourism marketing sector is becoming more mature every year in the region. Investors showed great interest in the summit which is great news of summer”

— Duygu Akalın

ISTANBUL, SARIYER, TüRKIYE, December 13, 2018 / — One of the biggest travel summits in the region took place in Istanbul on 12.12.2018 in Hilton Bosphorus Convention Center. Uzakrota Travel Summit, which is one of the most effective 10 tourism events in the world according to Bidroom, hosted more than 2500 peoplde from all over the world. The event aims to create awareness on travel technology and travel marketing across the region. This year event is sponsored by Amadeus, Emirates Airline, Tourism Korea, GoGlobal, and Atlasglobal.

Some of the interesting highlights from the summit:
Andy Owen Jones from BD4 Travel: Can Artifical Intelligence be a cure to the problems of tourism marketing?
Pınar Aykaç from How should influencers and brands cooperate?
Tor Leelo from Whizar AI-Based Air Booking Management Platforms
Fazal Bahardeen founder of Crescent Rating & Halal Trip: Muslim Travel Market: Shaping the future of travel

"I'm very happy to see that tourism technology and tourism marketing sector is becoming more mature every year in the region. Investors showed great interest in the summit which is great news for summer season" said Duygu Akalın, founder of which is location and video based travel blog. is designed to serve travelers via its high-quality content as well as short informative videos pinned on the world map. This way, Vovidi aims to provide its followers with easy to consume and informative content.

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Dr. Michael Iwama is Named Dean at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Dr. Michael Iwama, Dean, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Michael Iwama is the new Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

Widely recognized for developing the "Kawa Model" of care, Dr. Iwama is a progressive thinker in the fields of occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences.

I really want to be able to contribute to a legacy, work with colleagues to achieve something truly great, and give something back to the world, and I want to do it at the MGH Institute.”

— Dr. Michael Iwama, Dean, MGH Institute of Health Professions

BOSTON, MA, USA, December 13, 2018 / — Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, has been named the new Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, at MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston.

Dr. Iwama is widely recognized for having developed the “Kawa Model” (‘Kawa’ is Japanese for ‘River’), the first substantial model of practice in the rehabilitation sciences developed outside the English-speaking world. The Kawa Model is now taught in over 600 health professions education programs internationally and used in practice across six continents. He has emerged as a very important and progressive thinker in the fields of occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences worldwide.

“I’m at that stage in my career where I really want to be able to contribute to a legacy, work with colleagues to achieve something truly great, and give something back to the world,” says Dean Iwama, who was born in Japan and grew up in Canada. “And I want to do it at the MGH Institute.”

Iwama draws on his rich experience of acculturating into Eastern and Western social spheres of experience to drive his profound and critical perspectives on culture and its intersections with theory and practice in the rehabilitation sciences.

A passionate and captivating communicator, Dean Iwama regularly is invited to lecture to both U.S. and international audiences. Since his book, The Kawa Model: Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy, was published in 2006, he has given over 350 invited national and international lectures and over 40 keynote and plenary addresses at scientific and professional conferences. He has more than 25 publications in both English and Japanese professional journals.

“We are absolutely thrilled that an educator and scholar with such impressive credentials has joined the MGH Institute,” said President Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN. “Dr. Iwama’s record of accomplishment is known throughout the world, and our programs in genetic counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology will thrive under his leadership.”

Iwama also is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds similar adjunct professorial appointments at six universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia.
Prior to arriving at the MGH Institute, he was professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia.

Iwama completed advanced studies in Medical Anthropology from University of Leiden, Netherlands, and has earned a PhD in Sociology from Kibi International University in Japan, a MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences from University of British Columbia, a BSc in Occupational Therapy from University of British Columbia, and a BSc in Human Performance from the University of Victoria.

About MGH Institute of Health Professions
Team-based care, delivered by clinicians skilled in collaboration and communication, leads to better outcomes for patients. That’s why MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school in Boston integrates interprofessional education into its academic programs. Approximately 1,600 students at its Charlestown Navy Yard campus learn and collaborate in teams across disciplines as they pursue post-baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in genetic counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, health professions education, and rehabilitation sciences. Its interprofessional learning model extends to hundreds of hospital, clinical, community, and educational sites in Greater Boston and beyond.

The MGH Institute is the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare, New England’s largest health provider. It has educated more than 7,700 graduates since its 1977 founding. It is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report. For the past nine years, the IHP has been named a "Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Softil Predicts MCC Solutions and Services Will Finally Be Deployed to First Responders in 2019

Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

First Responder MCX deployments, dawn of “10,000 foot” view dispatch controls, dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices, private LTE towers and much more

Softil sees 2019 as the year when MCC solutions and services finally get into the hands of First Responders be they the armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups”

— Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 13, 2018 / — Leading IP communications enabler Softil today releases its Outlook 2019 for the Mission Critical Communications industry. For Softil, enabling Mission Critical Communications (MCC or MCX)) will be its fundamental mission for the year ahead accelerating the transition to 21st century technologies for people whose jobs help and save the lives of others.

“Softil sees 2019 as the year when MCC solutions and services finally get into the hands of First Responders be they the armed forces, police, ambulance or other emergency service groups, as well as professional radio users in the fields of transportation and mining among others,” says Sagi Subocki, Softil’s Vice President, Products and Marketing. “The year will see First Responders and professional radio users becoming better supported in their tasks through the applied use of technology.”

First MCPTT deployments by First Responders

The year 2019 will see First Responders begin supplementing the humble radio so trusted by multiple generations of firefighters, police officers and emergency workers over the years with smartphones. At first, these might also be dual-mode devices, combining LMR and LTE capabilities. Once smartphones become commonplace in MCC, all will be able to work faster and better.

Immediate future belongs to dual-mode LMR/MCPTT devices

It is nice to envision how new generation of the technology replaces the old generation in a blink of an eye – just like you see in the movies. This is not how it happens in real life – the old and new must peacefully coexist for a while. Moreover, they do not just coexist, but rather interwork. The emergency worker’s device is not an interworking appliance, but instead, it can simply allow users to be connected to both worlds – simultaneously. We should see LMR devices being extended with MCPTT capabilities first before full-blown MCX devices completely replacing them. Softil predicts that quite a few dual-mode radios will appear on the market during 2019.

Mission Critical Communications for Trains will continue to advance

Mission Critical Communications for trains, commonly referred to as LTE-R, are already deployed, but on a limited scale. Today, South Korea is leading the railway world with new MCC LTE-R terminals deployed on its high speed rail networks. However, as the standards for MCC for Railroads are in the final stages with 3GPP Release 15 providing the base, and Release 16 defining the necessary changes in architecture, Softil expects many more LTE-R trials and deployments over the next 2-3 years – especially as GSM-R (old communication technology for trains) will sunset in 2025.

Managing MCC through Dispatch Consoles

The Dispatch Console is a critical element of emergency communications – someone has to have a “10,000 foot view” of everything happening with First Responders in real time to coordinate all activities. This is where the dispatch console operator comes into play. As MCC over LTE trickles onto the front line in 2019, dispatch consoles will manage video streams, video communication, chats and more. The console will become the critical element in the interconnection of the LMR and MCX worlds and be in service before the end of 2019.

First MCC Recording solutions

It is essential to keep track of what is happening on the front line – we need to create records of all the activities of emergency workers at all times. In the past, voice and some unassociated videos were recorded, but in the new MCX world, there is a mass of data that needs to be recorded and archived. This spans audio, video, chat, location and much more from a vast array of supplementary data from “Life-saving things”, commonly known as IoT devices. The industry will see the first recording solutions appearing in 2019 as they are critical for the overall MCS umbrella.

Private LTE becomes key to advancements in MCC for Mining

In the mining industry, communication is a key element of the ecosystem and on a par with all the sophisticated machinery and tools in use. MCC over LTE new communication capabilities, such as video, chat and file exchange, offer great advantages to miners over the traditional radio. However, common LTE towers cannot provide reliable connectivity inside mines and such deployments will require private LTE. Softil expects pilot Private LTE with MCS (Mission Critical Services) setups to go into trials in 2019, with full-scale deployments in 2020/2021.

The impact of 5G on MCC will become noticeable

5G developments are advancing quickly, driven by the insatiable appetite for speed, bandwidth and full QoS/QoE spectrum of humans and machines alike. Core 5G trials are already under way around the world, but that doesn’t affect MCX at the moment. However, Softil expects to see some alignment of MCX technologies with 5G networks and architectures in the next 3GPP Release 16 (due December, 2019) and further enhancements in Release 17. The year 2021 will most likely will be the year when MCX will commercially start running on top of 5G, offering greater speeds and capabilities.

First chipsets implementing ProSe will appear, first trials of D2D

ProSe is the 3GPP standard for direct, or so-called Device-to-Device communications. This is essential for MCC as it is always possible that in the course of emergency operations, the macro network will become unreachable. In this event, First Responders must still be able to communicate with each other, so this is a critical need to make daily use of MCX over LTE possible. The year 2019 might be the year when ProSe begins its journey. However, thanks to dual-mode devices, LMR will still be there for device-to-device communications.

Voice Controls for First Responder devices will make their debut
Voice controls are not new – Siri and Alexa have been helping with everyday tasks for several years now, but as First Responder smartphones appear, Softil expects that voice controls will be elevated to the next level of importance in 2019 with commands such as “alert all my group members,” “show me the map,” “start recording my video,” and “switch my primary camera” becoming commonplace – all while wearing gloves.


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Vitality Men's Center Opens First Medical Clinic in Idaho to Offer Testosterone Therapy via Telemedicine

Vitality Men’s Center is a medical clinic that focuses on the treatment of men with low testosterone. Our clinic offers a telemedicine option for appointments.

“34% of men over 45 have low testosterone.” – Dr. Getz”

— Dr. Daniel Getz

DALTON GARDENS, ID, USA, December 13, 2018 / — Vitality Men’s Center has just opened the first medical clinic in Idaho to offer testosterone therapy using advancements in telemedicine. The clinic, co-founded by chief physician Dr. Dan Getz, provides 100 percent virtual low-testosterone treatment including both testosterone replacement therapy and testosterone regeneration therapy. Dr. Getz is now one of the first male hormone specialists to offer 100 percent virtual low testosterone therapy. Learn more

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The Medoctor System is being successfully deployed in Asia.

Medoctor is providing users in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam and people throughout Asia with the opportunity to do a health assessment, free-of-cost and create a personal health record. Anyone with a health problem, pain or discomfort can click on and determine their health situation – without payment.

Young mothers using cellphones are the largest market, they need to care for their children, spouse and sometimes parents. Over 70% of Medoctor users access on their iPhone or Android, others use tablets or laptops.
Users answer simple YES / NO symptom questions generated by the Medoctor Engine to produce a complete differential diagnosis. The Medoctor user can save the results to show or email to their family doctor. Medoctor's motto is "Assisting Physicians Worldwide".

Family physicians dramatically increase their daily throughput with the extensive results produced by the Medoctor System. Using the patient's time to save the clinician's time, an electronic health record is created automatically – a cost and time saving for both the doctor and the patient.

Medoctor is interested in creating relationships with medical professionals and health institutions, including pharmacies and advertisers. Contact .

Medoctor has been demonstrated at the World Health Organization in Geneva and the International Telecommunication Union sponsored a pilot for Medoctor at a Women-Led-Telecentre in Zambia. Clinical trials of Medoctor were conducted in Vietnam.

Financial institutions and healthcare organizations are invited to contact Medoctor, Inc., a USA corporation, regarding partnership, participation or representation. Qualified parties are invited to contact to arrange a discussion on Skype – address medoctorceo.

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Smith Publicity Offers Ebook Marketing Tips

Vice President, Smith Publicity

Smith Publicity advises authors on ways to boost book sales and enhance book marketing. One of these is employing a coordinated, strategic pricing strategy.

Ebook pricing strategies aren’t new to book marketing, but some authors aren't aware of them and rely on other, less effective promotional methods.”

— Marissa Rigenbrood

CHERRY HILL, NJ, U.S., December 13, 2018 / — Many authors don't realize that there are innovative ways to sell eBooks through pricing.

Smith Publicity, whose authors often have eBooks in addition to printed books, advises authors on ways to boost book sales and enhance book marketing. One of these is employing a coordinated, strategic pricing strategy.

“Ebook pricing strategies aren’t new to book marketing, but some authors aren't aware of them and rely on other, less efffective promotional methods,” says Smith Publicity Vice President Marissa Eigenbrood. “Authors will occasionally say to us, ‘advertise my eBook,’ but employing an eBook pricing strategy can work much more effectively than advertising, and it doesn't cost anything.”

Unlike printed books, it’s easy to change the price of an eBook. Some experts recommend starting high to low, while others low to high.

“Finding the right price, the ‘sweet spot’ price for an eBook at which most readers purchase the book, is key,” adds Eigenbrood.

Eigenbrood explains that pricing at the higher end and then systematically dropping the price to a price of around $1 can be effective. For example, an author might start with a price of $7.99 and incrementally reduce it down to $0.99. Authors can repeat the process again, analyze sales data, and then determine the price at which the most copies of the book sold.

Once the ‘right price,’ is determined, authors can keep the eBook at that price.

Authors can also employ a low to high strategy, and reap even more benefits. Higher sales at the lower price can boost a book to bestselling status within specific categories on Amazon.

If an eBook is priced at the high end, Amazon rewards an author with a higher royalty. Pricing below a certain point reduces royalty pay. However, if authors sell more books at a lower price and receive a lower royalty, they can end up making more money than if it was a higher priced.

Amazon lists specific policies and royalties including minimum and maximum list price rules and royalty levels.

About Smith Publicity
Smith Publicity is the most prolific book marketing and book promotion agency in the publishing industry. Since 1997, the firm has promoted over 3,000 books of every genre, from self-published first time authors to traditionally published New York Times bestselling books.

Smith Publicity is an equal opportunity agency, and no quality book and/or credentialed author is turned away, regardless of publishing method.

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Recruiting for Good Launches the Funnest Shoe Shopping Reward for Women Who Love to Make a Difference

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

Moms Attend Camp to Qualify and Sign Up for Future Summer Camp Scholarship Savings

The Only Shopping Reward Good for Your Soul

The Only Shopping Reward Good for Your Soul

Recruiting for Good is on a mission to help fund $100,000 in camp scholarships and reward women who help the staffing agency achieve its goal with shoe shopping

Women can use their social network to make a difference and love shoe shopping for good.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 / — Recruiting for Good is sharing proceeds from 100 placements to fund $100,000 in summer camp scholarships and reward women in Southern California who help the staffing agency make a difference; $1,000 shoe shopping gift cards.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “Women can use their social network to make a difference and enjoy shoe shopping for good.”

How Women Make a Difference and Love Shoes for Good

1. A woman introduces an executive she personally knows (a CEO, CFO, or VP of HR) at a company that hires professional staff.
2. Recruiting for Good finds the company a stellar employee and earns a finder's fee, that is shared.
3. Recruiting for Good donates $1,000 to a summer camp scholarship. And rewards a $1,000 shoe shopping gift card.

Camp Scholarships Awarded to Good Moms

Recruiting for Good will reward camp scholarship savings to moms who make a difference in the community.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards."


Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales professionals. Our cause is to help fund summer camp. Women join to help fund camp scholarships; and earn exclusive love life rewards

Fund Summer Camp and Ridesharing, is funded by Recruiting for Good, our fun purpose is to help moms who make a difference save money on experiences that benefit their kids' lives. Our purposeful funding service is confidential and personal. We meet moms to explain how recruiting referrals work; and how funding happens. To learn more visit

Attend Fun Summer Camp Fair at Santa Monica Capital One Cafe on January 12th, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. 'Are you a mom in L.A. that makes a difference and wants to save money on summer camp? Come to our Summer Camp Fair, on January 12th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm to sign up in person and qualify for future scholarship saving rewards.' We created the fair to deliver inspired information in a personal and meaningful way (by selecting a diverse group of 10 camps). To learn more visit

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ASC Cinematographers Headline Sold-Out NYC Cinematography Event

Award-Winning Documentary, TV and Feature Film DPs Go Behind-the-Scenes

I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

— Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 / — Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals. Tohm Sansani, Director, Product Management at Vimeo noted, "Sight, Sound, and Story was a fantastic event. It brought together a diverse community of video professionals and filmmakers who all share the same passion for telling exceptional stories through film."

The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”) and Martina Radwan (“The Final Year,” “Inventing Tomorrow”) comparing and contrasting how their methods of shooting varied and carried the tone of the films they were working on. Veteran Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”) took the stage for an intimate discussion on his legendary career. He recalled how he got his start working with animation on Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to exploding a model of the Death Star in “Star Wars,” to shooting scenes from the groundbreaking film “Tron.” The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,”) sharing his insights from some of the most watched television shows in history. He took the audience deep behind-the-scenes of “Ray Donovan” & “Westworld”; and then the complexities of shooting hundreds of extras from a massive battle scene in “Game of Thrones.” Hugo Perez, Snehal Patel, and David Leitner moderated, respectively.

Panelist Bruce Logan, ASC commented on the evening as, “I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

“This is a wonderful way for people interested in cinematography to get access to the masters,” shared moderator and ZEISS Sales Manager Snehal Patel. “The DPs are happy to share lessons they learned on set, and insider information about how the industry works. I learned so much from these artists. Don’t miss the next one!”

The 2018 “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” sponsors included Platinum and Networking Party Sponsor ZEISS, Master Storyteller Sponsors Adorama and Vimeo; and Technology Sponsor Shutterstock.

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2019 with its Post Production Summit on June 13th and The Art of Cinematography event on November 14th; as well as evening events throughout the year. Please visit for a collection of videos and more information on our events.

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at:

For more information contact Jason Banke at

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Jive Aces to Perform Live at Winter Wonderland

Downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland is hosting the Jive Aces on its closing night, December 21st. Winter Wonderland is open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 13, 2018 / — On Winter Wonderland’s closing night, December 21st, the United Kingdom’s Jive Aces will bring holiday cheer to Downtown Clearwater with a concert performance for all to enjoy. There is no cost to attend. Winter Wonderland is located on the corner of Drew Street and N. Fort Harrison Avenue, in downtown Clearwater and is sponsored by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) and the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

The Jive Aces are a 6-piece swing band, formed in the UK in 1989. They have performed in over 30 countries and have been recognized as one of the top swing bands in the world. In 2012, they were finalists of Britain’s Got Talent and have received many accolades and awards for their music.

The Jive Aces’ performance is in addition to the usual Winter Wonderland activities that include: decorating cookie with Mrs. Claus, visiting with Santa and his elves, petting baby animals, riding ponies and the Winter Wonderland train, sliding down the 20-foot slide, jumping in Winter Wonderland’s bouncy house and spinning on the human gyroscope.

“We love it when the Jive Aces come to Winter Wonderland,” said Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “When they performed at last year’s closing night, the over 1,000 guests were swinging and jiving.”

Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Though admission is free, there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop.

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit or call the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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