Routine Blood Tests Can Help Measure a Patient’s Future Risk for Chronic Disease

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.

New study finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of patients can create a score to measure future risk of chronic disease.

We hope ICHRON can be used to help identify patients who are at a higher risk for a chronic disease and therefore need more personalized care. ”

— Heidi May, PhD, MSPH, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH , USA , March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.

This simple risk score, termed the Intermountain Chronic Disease Risk Score, or ICHRON, can predict the first diagnosis of the most common chronic diseases — which include diabetes, kidney failure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — within three years, the study found.

Researchers say ICHRON predictions are 77-78 percent accurate in identifying patients who’ll be diagnosed with a chronic disease within three years of testing. The impact of the study could be extensive, since more than half of the adult population in the United States suffers from one or more chronic diseases, and projections show a 40 percent increase in chronic disease cases in the next 10 years.

Results of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute study were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C.

“Our goal was to create a clinical tool that’s useful, easily obtainable and doesn’t slow the work-flow of our clinicians,” said Heidi May, PhD, MSPH, principal investigator of the the study and a cardiovascular epidemiologist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

Dr. May and her team studied a primary care population consisting of both male and female patients who had no history of a chronic disease. ICHRON was developed among one set of primary care patients, then tested in a second, independent primary care population.

Among females, those with a moderate ICHRON score were three times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease compared to those with a low ICHRON score, while those with a high ICHRON score were 11 times more likely to be diagnosed.

For males, those with a moderate score were 5.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease within three years, and those with a high ICHRON score were 14 times more likely to be diagnosed compared to those with a low ICHRON score.

“We hope ICHRON can be used to help identify patients who are at a higher risk for a chronic disease and therefore need more personalized care. For example, if a patient received a high ICHRON score, the clinician could plan to see the patient more frequently or be more aggressive with treatments,” she said. “Or if the patient had a low ICHRON score, they could potentially be seen less often or their care providers could forego a test they were considering.”

Researchers see three major potential benefits:

– First, patients will live healthier lives as they avoid — or proactively learn to manage — chronic diseases.

– Second, they’ll be better able to avoid serious complications that often result from unmanaged chronic diseases, such as heart attacks or strokes that result from high blood pressure or unmanaged diabetes.

– Third, patients’ healthcare costs will decrease dramatically.

“It’s a lot less expensive to help patients improve their lifestyles than it is to treat a heart attack — and that’s in addition to all of the physical and emotional benefits that result from healthier lifestyles,” said Dr. May. “The ICHRON tool supports Intermountain Healthcare’s system effort to use preventive medicine to improve people’s health and control healthcare costs.”

ICHRON is designed to be calculated by a hospital’s electronic health record at low incremental expense.

Other researchers involved in the study include Donald L. Lappé, MD; Kirk U. Knowlton, MD; Brent Muhlestein, MD; and Benjamin D. Horne, PhD.

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Jess Gomez
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Life lessons from a woman that lived to age 101.

Gary Springer & Ethel Levine

Book "Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived"
by Ethel Pearson Levine.

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?”

— Gary Springer

SUNRISE, FLORIDA, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors
Contact: Gary Springer
100 High Ridge Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?
Beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, lived to age 101.

Over a period of 30 years, she wrote monthly articles for the Sunrise Lakes community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her articles embrace universal subjects from marriage and divorce to relationships, aging, and death. She took on subjects that affect us all. Within each article, there’s a message, an affirmation, for living a meaningful life. This book is a collection of selected articles from that monthly news magazine, edited by her grandson,
Gary Springer. Available at:
https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Wisdom-of-a-Life-Well-Lived

“I just finished reading the book. I loved it and found it so inspiring. Your grandmother and my 2nd grade teacher was one very special lady.
A ‘must read’ for all seniors.”
– Sherry Koslov, former student

“Ethel Levine was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. She was very kind. I had a problem in 2nd grade. I became very nearsighted and couldn't see the board. She would let me come up to the front to copy my work. She tested my eyes and found out I needed glasses. It changed my life.”

– Judy Lerner Cohen, former student
Hardcover ISBN: 9780692754269
E-book: 9781483578118

Hardcover; $25.65 each, E-book; $9.99

Dr. Gary Springer
Springer Counseling
512-754-6175
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Design Engineering, Inc. Joins the DCi Sales Network – Parts Now Searchable on CatalogRack.com

DEI has joined the DCi Sales Network

DEI, a leading manufacturer of thermal and acoustic products for the automotive aftermarket, has joined DCi, specialist in electronic catalog services.

DEI is pleased to now be featured on CatalogRack.com, a much valued resource that automotive parts resellers trust for accessing and ordering the right part for their needs.”

— Tom Miller, DEI Vice President of Sales and Marketing

AVON LAKE , OH, UNITED STATE , March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — DEI has joined DCi. DEI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thermal and acoustic performance parts to the automotive aftermarket has joined DCi the leading source for connecting sellers and buyers with comprehensive electronic cataloging services.

Effective immediately, all DEI branded products including DEI protective thermal and insulating products, Boom Mat™ acoustic and sound deadening products, CryO2™ cryogenic intake systems and accessories, and the company’s full line of performance coolant additives are featured on CatalogRack.com.

CatalogRack works as a password protected website that allows qualified automotive aftermarket resellers to search and source top automotive aftermarket brands. Updated daily with new product information and utilized by top aftermarket brands, it provides three search options to quickly find specific product information. Searches are made by vehicle application, part category and keyword. Comprehensive product information is provided for every part such as high quality photos, dimensions, weights, pricing, product specifications, dyno charts, warranty, installation instructions, and for some part numbers recommended or related parts.

DEI Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tom Miller, says, “At DEI we strive to be on the leading edge of new product development, branding and customer service. DCi’s CatalogRack is a highly functional website and much valued resource that resellers trust for accessing and ordering the right part for their needs. We are very excited to now be fully operational with an electronic catalog that offers complete, accurate product and pricing information that can be accessed 24/7 by anyone throughout the distribution chain.”

For more information, please contact Tom Miller at 800-264-9472, or by email at TMiller@DesignEngineering.com. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news visit www.DesignEngineering.com, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or subscribe to DEI’s You Tube channel.

Leslie Allen
Design Engineering
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Telnyx Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program

avaya

Joins network of companies transforming the customer experience with solutions that leverage Avaya customer and team engagement capabilities

Technology Partners like Telnyx are helping Avaya customers lower costs and increase profitability by providing comprehensive SIP trunking solutions”

— Eric Rossman

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Telnyx, a leading provider of VoIP services, today announced it has been selected by Avaya for membership as a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program. Avaya is a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services. Avaya solutions enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance.

Telnyx’s SIP trunking services, through its Mission Control Portal and RESTful API, help empower next generation communications. As a DevConnect Technology Partner, Telnyx expects to deliver proven interoperability of their solutions with Avaya customer engagement and small business portfolios so that companies can Be Their Own Carrier®.

The Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party solutions that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of capabilities – spanning collaboration, management, analytics, reporting and communications-enabled business process applications – helping joint customers extend the value of their collaboration and contact center investments and accelerate the speed at which their organization delivers true value to the bottom line.

“Membership in the Avaya developer community will help bring awareness to Avaya users looking for next generation communications,” said Ian Reither, COO of Telnyx. “Building on Avaya resources and working more closely with the company to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, we are able to reduce network complexity, improve security and reliability, and speed time to deployment so businesses can quickly realize a benefit to their bottom line.”

The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a broad array of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, mobile and emergency notification services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.

Through the DevConnect program, Avaya provides companies with a wide range of technical education, access and support for many Avaya platforms and interfaces, often at no cost to Registered members. Technology Partners receive additional benefits in terms of in-depth, joint compliance testing activities and co-marketing support, based on their alignment with Avaya strategy and value offered to Avaya customers. DevConnect Technology Partners like Telnyx must meet rigorous criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales.

“Technology Partners like Telnyx are helping Avaya customers lower costs and increase profitability by providing comprehensive SIP trunking solutions,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, Developer Relations, Avaya. “We are pleased to have Telnyx join our developer community.”

Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DevConnect program are available at www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About Avaya
Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications with integrated, secure networking— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires some form of communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

About Telnyx
Telnyx is a wholesale VoIP provider that enables its customers to connect with the more than 8 billion devices on the Global Public Switched Telephone Network. Telnyx enables its customers to “Be Their Own Carrier®” through its innovative multi-tenant portal and RESTful API.

As a best-effort network, the Internet was not designed for voice; Telnyx leverages its expertise not only as a carrier but also as an ISP to ensure calls stay off the public internet for as long as possible. Telnyx’s proprietary technology includes a distributed switch architecture, its own global MPLS backbone, and Tier-1 interconnects at major Internet hubs worldwide. Diversity, redundancy, resiliency – in that order – are how Telnyx ensures that mission-critical voice communications are delivered 99.999% of the time.

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Michael Bratschi
Telnyx
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Melissa Alexander of Roots 2 Wings Transformations to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

Together we share in transformation!”

— Melissa Alexander

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Melissa Alexander is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and the founder of Roots 2 Wings Transformations, where she offers unique tools to bring harmony to your body, mind, emotions and soul.

Since she was four years old, Melissa had accepting pain and sickness as part of her day to day reality.

“I had been in a constant state of difficulty. It was a downward spiral of domino effects pushing me deeper and deeper into a place I didn’t want to be,” recalls Melissa. “I dug myself out of that. Now I have a quality of life I never knew existed. I went from being disempowered to being empowered to make my own choices and take control of my journey.”

Melissa’s transformation began when she discovered lymphatic system cleansing. As a Certified X'Tract Bodywork Specialist (CXS) Melissa employs the patented X'Tract Bodywork technique, applying comfortable pressure to your skin to move lymphatic fluid through your valves and into your lymph nodes to stimulate your body's immune system.

“My lymphatic system had been clogged. I had over 30 years of old trash backed up,” recalls Melissa. “Once I began cleaning that system, my body healed itself. That's where I am today, with the health and well-being I desired.”

With Roots 2 Wings Transformations, Melissa offers the same passion of her own transformation to her clients.

“After going through what I went through, I acquired the tools, resources and the ability to help others transform their own lives and achieve sustainable health,” says Melissa. "Together we share in transformation!”

CUTV News Radio will feature Melissa Alexander in an interview with Jim Masters on April 4th at 10am EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Roots2Wings Transformations, visit www.R2Wtransformations.org

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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Cuomo’s Justice Center Operating Unconstitutionally



Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Judge’s decision shines light on unconstitutional practices of Governor Cuomo’s agency and his appointed prosecutor

Now is the time for this failed and corrupt agency to be swiftly defunded from the currently debated State budget and shut down. ”

— Michael Carey

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The criminal sexual abuse case just thrown out by Judge Breslin will literally put in question every other criminal case handled by Cuomo’s Justice Center. This State agency has been systematically bypassing County elected District Attorney’s regarding most crimes reported to them for almost four years. The News 10 piece is extremely damning http://news10.com/2017/03/30/sex-abuse-charges-dismissed-against-local-teacher/ revealing, “The case was being prosecuted by the New York State Justice Center, but the judge said the agency didn’t have the authority.” District Attorney’s or prosecutors are elected officials. Governor Cuomo appointed his own special prosecutor to circumvent local authorities, including County District Attorney’s to ensure that his employee could easily obstruct justice on a regular basis and make most criminal cases disappear internally. All oversight was shut down by the Cuomo administration, even all private protection and advocacy entities that were in place to assist the disabled.
Prosecutors are elected officials and are supposed to be independent determining criminal cases with non bias by reviewing evidence obtained by trained law enforcement officers, not employees of provider agencies. The Justice Center is operating contrary and is regularly circumventing the normal criminal justice system. Both the Albany Times Union http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Judge-Justice-Center-needs-to-work-with-elected-11039784.php and Spotlight News piece http://www.spotlightnews.com/towns/bethlehem/2017/03/30/judge-dismisses-justice-centers-case-against-teacher-accused-of-having-sex-with-student/ tell in greater detail regarding the tossed sexual assault case.
The Justice Center was renamed and relocated and deceptively rolled out following a massive award winning investigative reporting series titled “Abused & Used” which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html?_r=0. Governor Cuomo and his administrations purpose was not to stop and prevent the rampant physical and sexual abuse or staggering numbers of deaths of people with disabilities occurring within his agencies, but to hide as much of it as possible. This was done to give an appearance of reform, when in fact; it really was about covering up far more criminal cases, including criminally negligent deaths than ever before. This entity is currently fielding close to 7,800 calls to their abuse hotline for the disabled monthly and most criminal cases are never reported to local police or County elected District Attorney’s. The Justice Center, which is not a Justice Center, but primarily a call center, receives between 11-13 reports of deaths occurring throughout New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health system every single day. Most crimes committed against some of the most vulnerable New York State residents were and continue to be purposefully not criminally investigated and funneled back to both State and private provider agencies for internal investigations leading to most of them being covered-up. Most deaths are never even reported to County Medical Examiners or Coroners. Federal criminal and civil rights investigations have been requested and additional emergency actions must be taken by the New York State legislative leaders to protect upwards of 1,000,000 New York State residents with disabilities living in residential facilities and group homes.
Now is the time for this failed and corrupt agency to be swiftly defunded from the currently debated State budget and shut down. Most reported and witnessed crimes committed against the disabled never were reported to local police or ever criminally investigated and covered up by this State agency, including thousands of sexual assaults and deaths.
No longer can people with disabilities in New York State be treated as a lesser valuable group of people and denied their basic rights to 911 emergency services and emergency assistance or to have their cases heard in court. Bypassing the 911 call systems and keeping almost everything internal is not only an obstruction of justice, but is also preventing our most vulnerable from receiving immediate emergency police assistance causing many deaths. These discriminatory practices are denying this special group of people their equal right to equal protection of laws which also denies them justice. This is dead wrong and it is discrimination in civil rights. Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. No longer can 911 be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual abuse, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Global Fingerprint Sensors Market is Expected to Reach $8.98 Billion by 2022

Orbis Research

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OrbisResearch.com has published new research report on "Fingerprint Sensors-Global Market Outlook (2016-2022)" to its database.

DALLAS, TEXAS, U.S.A., March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Global Fingerprint Sensors Market is accounted for $2.96 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $8.98 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 17.1% during the forecast period”. Factors such as growing demand for fingerprint sensors in security checks in airports and fast growth in electronic devices are fueling the market growth. However, lack of awareness on security rudiments and complexity of smart phone are hampering the market.

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Mobile devices are anticipated to lead the market due to the rising demand for secure mobile devices, increasing protection concerns, and increase in mobile expenses. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the largest and fastest growing market during the forecast period owing to the growth in consumer electronics sector.

Some of the key players in Fingerprint Sensors market include Cyber-SIGN, 3M Cogent Inc., Ekey Biometric Systems, IrScan, Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, Silead Inc., Egis Technology Inc., Crossmatch, Synaptics, Interlink Electronics, Safran Identity & Security (Morpho), Fingerprint Cards AB, Infineon Technologies AG, Goodix Ltd, Suprema Inc., Idex ASA, Thales SA, NEC Corporation and Apple Inc.

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Spring Premonitions in New York City – Monday, April 24 at 8 PM



North/South Composers April 24

The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performs new music by composers from Peru and the US

The performers, all excellent…North/South Consonance is a high quality ensemble…The listener was rewarded with a diverting sampler of recent compositional styles””

— New York Times

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday evening April 24, the Grammy-nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its founder Max Lifchitz, prepares to welcome spring with a free-admission concert featuring four inviting and invigorating works by composers from Peru and the US.

The program — postponed from the original March 14 date because of the winterstorm Stella —  will introduce two works especially written for the occasion: Premonitions by New York-based Andrew Thomas and Octatonic Dances by the young Peruvian composer Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca. The recently departed Elizabeth Bell will be remembered with a performance of her Concertino for Chamber Orchestra, a work first performed by the ensemble in 2014. Max Lifchitz's Yellow Ribbons No. 40 will round off the evening.
The event will take place at the intimate but acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The free-admission event will start at 8 PM and end around 9:30 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed.

Since its inception in 1980, the North/South Consonance, Inc. has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 works by composers hailing from the Americas and elsewhere representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. Its activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Women's Philharmonic Advocacy; the Music Performance Trust Fund; and the generosity of numerous individual donors.

ABOUT THE COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC

Elizabeth Bell (1928-2016) attended Wellesley College and The Juilliard School where she studied with Vittorio Giannini and Peter Mennin. Described by the American Record Guide as "one of our country's leading composers" and by Fanfare Magazine as "a fine composer whose instrumental music is particularly striking," her works for voice, solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra have been performed throughout the US and abroad.

Her Concertino for Chamber Orchestra is in three contrasting movements. Its musical language balances urban harmonic constructs with a well-defined sense of shape and direction. A recording of this work made in the presence of the composer is scheduled for release in the near future.

Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca incorporates in his style elements of Andean music blending the rich tradition of South American folk music with the latest trends of contemporary concert music. In addition to writing music for dance, theater and film, he has taught at the Music School of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in his native city of Lima, Peru.

Originally written as a framework for dancers and choreographers the concert version of Octatonic Dances follows the design of a three-movement symphony. The works' title points to the fact that the eight-note scale appears profusely throughout the piece and that the instrumentation of the score involves eight musicians.

Active as composer, pianist and conductor, Max Lifchitz has appeared on concert stages throughout Latin America, Europe and the US. Trained at Juiliiard and Harvard, Lifchitz was awarded the first prize in the 1976 Gaudeamus Competition held in Holland. His creative endeavors have earned the support of the ASCAP, Ford and Guggenheim Foundations.

His Yellow Ribbons No. 40 belongs to an ongoing series of compositions written as homage to the former American hostages in Iran. These compositions represent a personal way of celebrating the
artistic and political freedom so often taken for granted in the West. The tragic events that befell New York City on September 11, 2001 convinced the composer that returning to work on this series begun in the early 1980's was both appropriate and worthwhile. The work is in four movements: Distant Fanfare, Waging Peace, Days of Wrath and Reveries. It was written during the month of January 2005 to mark North/South Consonance's 25th season.

Andrew Thomas studied with Karel Husa at Cornell University; with Nadia Boulanger in Paris; and with Luciano Berio, Elliot Carter, and Otto Luening at Juilliard. He has taught composition at the Pre-College Division of Juilliard School since 1970, directing the Division from 1994 to 2006. A much-sought-after pedagogue, he has lectured in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, the Guangxi Arts College in Nanning. Also active as pianist and conductor, has appeared in Seoul, South Korea, at the helm of the Prime Symphony Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

Howard Kessler — the composer's husband and artistic associate — writes that Thomas' recently completed Premonitions "pays homage to the Latin music the composer secretly cherished as a teenager. The first movement evokes the tango, the second the bossa nova, and the third uses rhythms of the mambo and the rhumba. There is no percussion in the score, but the ensemble plays traditional Spanish rhythms, and Afro-Cuban drumming patterns. So, the entire band becomes a percussion ensemble."

Now on its 37th consecutive season, the North/South Chamber Orchestra presents a yearly concert series in New York City while maintaining an active recording schedule.

Listen to the North/South Chamber Orchestra – https://youtu.be/T0oTaqLmNFg

For the complete Winter/Spring concert series schedule please visit

http://www.northsouthmusic.org/calendar.asp

Max Lifchitz
North/South Consonance, Inc
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David Wiener Serves as Moderator at High Performance Leadership Conference

Thin Air – Park City, Utah April 5-7, 2017

PARK CITY, UTAH, US, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Park City, Utah – March 31, 2017 – Thin Air is a 3-day retreat in Park City, Utah, bringing together some of the country’s boldest thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest thoughts on high performance ideas for companies. As a serial entrepreneur, David is founder and CEO of David Wiener Ventures, a think tank for highly innovative business opportunities, developing complete programs that bring opportunities to fruition through carefully integrated design, engineering, production, marketing, sales, product positioning and corporate identity development.

In addition to developing its own products and businesses, DWV's advisory services have been sought after by some of the world's best-known companies, such as Ferrari, Porsche, Nike, Ben & Jerry’s, Columbia Sportswear, Old Navy, the U.S. Ski Team, Formula One and Indy Car teams.

David will be moderating two panels to discuss the evolution of corporate culture at varying stages of a company’s growth. “I am honored to be part of this dynamic conference and to moderate these panels. Too often, corporate culture is overlooked as an integral part of a company’s success or failure. At Thin Air, there is a deep recognition that the performance of a company is driven by its culture,” stated Wiener.

About David Wiener Ventures

David Wiener Ventures is an internationally acclaimed design and innovation studio that creates exclusive and iconic products, vehicles, fashion, and brands.
Visit www.dwv.com

About Thin Air

Thin Air is both an educational summit and networking opportunity bringing together business leaders from around the Western U.S. This think-tank conference brings together a diverse group of proven leaders to discuss best practices and brightest ideas.
Visit https://thinairparkcity.com/

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Francesca Thompson
David Wiener Ventures
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Rent What? Inc. Announces Newest Grand Drape Set Dubbed 'Dark Angel' Now Available for Rent

Rent What? Inc. president, Megan Duckett, announces the newest addition to the firm's rental drapery inventory, a grand drape set dubbed, "Dark Angel".

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rental drapery provider, Rent What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, CA , is happy to announce the newest addition to their rental drapery inventory, dubbed "Dark Angel". The specialty grand drape set is now available for one-time performances, concerts or longer tour rentals.

Rent What? president Megan Duckett states, "We feel this rental drape provides the same beauty and "wow factor" as our Crimson Cabaret Grand drape set in our Timeless and Traditional Drapery Collection. It combines unique design with versatility. The dramatic look lends itself to use in a wide variety of concert set designs in genres ranging from hard rock to pop to country, depending on the design of the additional set elements."

The set includes two bi-parting drapes (making up a Grand Traveler approximately 60' wide). Its design features a sexy, sparkling combination of Black 15oz Encore fabric adorned with Silver Illusion, Black Chrome Illusion, Silver Bullion Fringe, and most dramatically, a repeated "angel wing" motif in rhinestone applique. Sister company Sew What? Inc. designed and manufactured the rental drape set.

The Dark Angel drape set was recently showcased at a photo and video shoot in Los Angeles, California. The firm's management felt, "where better to display the drape set than the theatre of the historic Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, a delicately restored, 1,600-seat movie palace from the 1920s?"

The Theatre at Ace Hotel showcases a grand entrance, leading to the intricately detailed theater with a vaulted ceiling with thousands of tiny mirrors that glimmer when lit. The theatre’s awe-inspiring craftmanship is truly a true feast for the eyes and the creative spirit – which according to Rent What? president Duckett is not unlike the new "Dark Angel" grand drape set. Duckett predicts, "I'm sure that this amazing rental drapery set will be flying out the doors in the upcoming tour season."

Rent What? additionally has a variety of other rental options, including specialty drapery, masking drapes, lift systems, hardware and automation equipment, and pipe and drape, making it a popular rental provider for promoters and organizers.

For more views of the drape set, along with a wide variety of others, visit the Sew What? / Rent What? company's flickr galleries. Those wanting more information can go online and contact Rent What? , or call (310) 639-6000 to discuss rentals for upcoming performances, shows or tours.

About Rent What? Inc.

Rent What? Inc. is committed to providing an ultimate experience in drapery rental products and customer service. The firm, located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, has set the stage for artists including Janet Jackson, Foo Fighters, Nickelback and John Legend. In addition to its large inventory of Inherently Flame Retardant stage drapes, traveler tracks and portable dressing rooms, the company is widely regarded for its basic pricing schedules, innovative damage waiver policy and fast and friendly service. For information, contact Rent What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000.

About Sew What? Inc.

Sew What? Inc., located in Rancho Dominguez, California, is a well-known stage and #theatrical drapery #manufacturer known for its dramatic theatrical drapes and fabrics used in major rock concerts, top fashion shows and other artistic staged venues. Their drapes and #backdrops have dressed the stages of Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, and Rod Stewart to name a few. The company has received numerous awards for innovation, including the Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award, and was featured on the 1000th cover of Rolling Stone. For information, contact Sew What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000, or email inquiries@sewwhatinc.com.

Lynda Vaughn
Sew What? Inc.
310-639-6000
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Source: EIN Presswire