Music Legend Eddie Jobson's "The Green Album/Theme of Secrets" Remastered 3-Disc CD & Blu-ray Audio – Now Available!

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Eddie Jobson – The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Digipak

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Green Album/Theme of Secrets is a double release of two solo albums from keyboard/violin master, electronic music pioneer and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Roxy Music) Eddie Jobson. The critically acclaimed Green Album, with studio band Zinc, was originally released in 1983 on Capitol Records along with the first CGI MTV video “Turn it Over.”

Theme of Secrets is a groundbreaking electronic music album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. The 1985 release was featured in TIME magazine.

All tracks have been remastered for this special 3-disc CD and high-fidelity Blu-ray Audio re-release.

Available June 14th in the U.S. (June 21st as an import on Burning Shed and elsewhere in Europe/Japan)

To purchase Eddie Jobson's The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Remastered 3-Disc CD & High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio:
US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07S3QLGFB/
UK: https://burningshed.com/store/eddiejobson?page=1

EDDIE JOBSON

Classical prodigy and teen star — Award-winning film composer — “A musical genius” (Editor-in-chief of Emmy magazine) — Inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — World music and jazz record producer — Lecturer on The Art & Science of Music — Electronic music innovator — Electric-violin virtuoso — Award-winning pianist

With an international reputation as the definitive musicians' musician, British musician Eddie Jobson has been recognized as a musical genius since childhood. As a piano and violin prodigy, he was awarded a Diploma of Distinction by London's Royal Academy of Music at the age of 8, performing with his first professional orchestra at age 10. In 1971, at age 16, he was appointed as the Young Persons' Representative to the British Government's Arts Council and, the same year, performed his debut concert at the University of Newcastle—one of the first live concerts to feature the electronic music synthesizer. By age 17 he had acquired a worldwide record deal with Warner Bros. to record his first full album, playing violin, synthesizer and piano.

Transitioning away from classical music and still only 17, he became orchestrator for British singer Bryan Ferry, leading to Jobson becoming a full member of the influential art-rock group Roxy Music, contributing to their first number-one album as synthesist and groundbreaking electric-violinist. Eddie's proficiency in re-sculpting and professionalizing the Roxy sound played a major role in the band's success and their considerable influence on the likes of U2, The Talking Heads and many of the '80s new wave rock/pop groups. Jobson's early pioneering work as a teen, along with the other Roxy members, has resulted in his 2019 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Jobson the first rock violinist to be so honored.

Remaining in the rock and jazz world after Roxy, Eddie—still only 21—was “discovered” by American music icon Frank Zappa and flown to Los Angeles to replace both jazz greats George Duke on keyboards and Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, in Zappa's only four-piece lineup. Returning to England in 1978 after several albums and world concert tours with Zappa, Jobson then formed the internationally acclaimed progressive-fusion band UK with jazz-guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, King Crimson vocalist John Wetton, and original Yes drummer Bill Bruford. The UK albums, along with his other work with King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull and with members of Deep Purple and The Who, established Jobson not only as, arguably, the top rock violinist in the world, but also as one of the top keyboardists.

In the 1980s, Eddie put rock music and concert touring aside and focused on electronic music and the innovative world of computer music. He created the first music video to feature CGI, as well as the world's first album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. Featured in TIME magazine, this critically acclaimed album was one of the very first all-digital CD releases. The 1990s saw Jobson move into the world of television and film scoring—an award-winning side career that culminated in him becoming choral director for Disney on two major movies and the soundtrack composer on numerous films, TV shows and 3D theme-park experiences. Fascinated with all musical forms, he left the world of Hollywood in 2000 and formed a musicians' label called Globe Music as a vehicle for producing a diverse array of jazz and world-music artists. This period also saw Eddie working with the Tuvan throat singers, and composing for and conducting both the City of Prague Philharmonic and The Bulgarian Women's Choir, while also functioning as the choir's spokesperson at Harvard University and on multiple classical radio broadcasts.

An unexpected return to the concert stage in 2008, saw Jobson perform to a festival audience of more than 150,000 people in Kazan, Russia, leading to ten more years of world tours until his permanent retirement from live concerts in 2018. In 2017, Jobson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London.

Five new double-CD releases are being planned to commemorate Jobson's almost fifty years as one of the world's most respected musicians. Eddie is also currently producing six video lectures on The Art and Science of Music.

Eddie Jobson FB page: https://www.facebook.com/EJ.UK.fanpage/

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New Protests in Chicago, LA, Atlanta over Coca-Cola's Connection to Nightmarish Dairy Cow Abuse Scandal, Amid Lawsuits

Calves dead in a pile, some partially covered with dirt.

ARM Investigation Reveals Dead Piles

protesters lie on the ground to symbolize dead piles of animals

Protesters Symbolically Reenact Dead Piles of Calves

sign that says: not your mom, not your milk

Protesters Say Dairy is Inherently Cruel Because Mothers and Babies are Separated

more dead calves

They were just babies.

New protests: Chicago, Atlanta, LA as new video drops of violence against cows at Fair Oaks Farms! Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch to speak at LA protest!

Employees were observed hitting and punching cows, and using the milking claws to hit cows in the udders. Cows were also poked, stabbed, and shoved with metal tubes and broom sticks.”

— Animal Recovery Mission Statement

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — More grassroots protests will occur this weekend and Monday against Coca-Cola, Fairlife Milk and Fair Oaks Farms as new undercover video is released showing even more horrific violence against cows at Fair Oaks Farms! Animal Recovery Mission's latest release of undercover video shows adult cows being abused with workers punching and striking the cows with poles as they load the animals into a farm milking carousel. The initial undercover video revealed nightmarish abuse against baby animals, calves who were hit, dragged and otherwise attacked.

This as two federal lawsuits have been filed against Fairlife Milk accusing the company of fraud for claiming their cows received extraordinary care. Coca-Cola is the distributor and is coming under pressure to cut ties with Fairlife and get out of the dairy industry. Some stores have yanked Fairlife products, including Chicago-area grocery chain Jewel-Osco. Hinterhof restaurant in LA has announced it will no longer offer Coca-Cola products in the wake of the horrors documented on tape. It is urging other restaurants to follow suit and join the Coke boycott.

"Enough is enough! Coke needs to ditch dairy now!" said TV journalist and author Jane Velez-Mitchell. Protesters, from numerous organizations under the umbrella Coalition Against Cruelty, will be wearing cow masks and acting out the abuse through street theater, with demonstrators playing the role of the abused animals.

Saturday, June 15th will bring protests to the Atlanta area. Protesters will converge on:
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1807, from 1-3pm local time.
Click here for details on Saturday's Atlanta protest.
Georgia Animal Rights and Protest & One Protest are hosting this demo.

Monday, June 17th, Chicago protesters will demonstrate from 11am-1pm at:
1001 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607-2911
Click here for details on Monday's Chicago protest.
Fear from Harm is organizing the Chicago protest. Robert Grillo, Free From Harm founder, will provide an update on latest developments in Fair Oaks Farms abuse case at 11:15am. Speakouts begin at 11:30am. Musical and poetry performance by Cole Hazzard at 12:30pm. Nisha Kumar and Alyssa Kobs will speak about experiences visiting dairy farms and contrasting them with sanctuaries. Mikey Oboza will speak on feminism and dairy cow exploitation connection.

Monday, June 17th, Los Angeles protesters will march on the Coca-Cola Bottling Company from noon – 2pm
1414 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021-2627
Click here for details on Monday's LA protest.
Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak, urging consumers to ditch dairy.
Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell will read an open letter she sent to Coca-Cola executives.
In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles Animal Save, Earthlings and other organizations are hosting this demo.

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Merck Foundation partners with First Lady Guinea to build healthcare capacity & break infertility stigma in the country

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Guinea, H.E. DJENE CONDÉ with Hon’ble Minister of Health of Guinea, Dr. Edouard Nyankoye Lamah during their visit to the first ever fertility centre in

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Guinea, H.E. DJENE CONDÉ

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother with The First Lady of Guinea, H.E. DJENE CONDÉ during the launch of Merck Foundation activities in Guinea

CONAKRY, GUINEA, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of Guinea, H.E. DJENE CONDÉ and Ministry of Health AND Ministry of Information & Communication launched their programs to build equitable healthcare capacity and break the infertility stigma in the country.

H.E. DJENE CONDÉ, The First Lady of Guinea and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother emphasized, “I have been an Ambassador of “Merck More than a Mother” since 2017 with aim to empower infertile women and build fertility care capacity in the country. I am happy to welcome Merck Foundation to officially launch their programs which are going to be very beneficial for our nation. Their innovative initiatives will improve access to equitable healthcare solutions and will help to break the stigma of infertility across the country”.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother explained, “We are very happy to underscore our long term commitment to build healthcare capacity in Guinea. We are also very proud to acknowledge the great efforts of The First Lady Of Guinea as ‘Merck More a Than a Mother’ Ambassador. We are going to work closely with her to raise awareness about infertility prevention, male infertility and define interventions to break infertility stigma. Moreover, we will continue to build healthcare capacity in the country by providing training to Guinean doctors in the fields of Fertility, Diabetes and Cancer Care.”

Merck Foundation will also be working closely with the Office of First Lady to support the establishment of first ever public IVF centre in the country by providing technical advice and training to medical and paramedical staff.
Merck Foundation also plans to introduce other unique initiatives in the country to create the desired culture shift with regard to breaking the stigma around infertility.

“Few initiatives include announcing the Merck more than a Mother Media Recognition Award and Media Health Training for the first time in the country in partnership with The First Lady of Guinea together with Ministry Health and Ministry of Communication & Information. Moreover, creating songs in partnership with local artists to address the stigma related to infertility and educate people across the country.

Merck foundation will also launch a cartoon story to educate children family values of love and respect and sensitize them about the great values of women since young ages. In addition to involving fashion industry to deliver the message of breaking the stigma of infertile women to the community in day to day life which will be achieved by organizing ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Fashion Awards”, explained Dr. Rasha Kelej.

Moreover, Merck foundation has provided clinical training on fertility specialty in the past two years and will continue this program in partnership with ministry of health to improve access to quality and equitable fertility care in the country.

Merck Foundation will also continue enrolling doctors from Guinea in their one year oncology fellowship program as a contribution to improve cancer care in the country.

Merck foundation will also continue to enroll doctors in Diabetes diploma in French as part of their Diabetes Blue Points Project.

About ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign;

“Merck More Than a Mother” initiative aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education and health and by changing mind-sets. This powerful initiative supports governments in defining policies to enhance access to regulated, safe and effective fertility care. It defines interventions to break the stigma around infertile women and raises awareness about infertility prevention and management. In partnership with academia, ministries of health and international fertility societies, the initiative also provides medical education and training for healthcare providers and embryologists to build and advance fertility care capacity in Africa and developing countries.

With “Merck More than a mother”, we have initiated a cultural shift to de-stigmatize infertility on all levels: By improving awareness, training the skills of local experts, building advocacy in cooperation with decision makers and by supporting childless women in starting their own small business. It’s all about giving every woman the respect and the help she deserves to live a fulfilling life, with or without a child.

The Ambassadors of “Merck More Than a Mother” are: H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; H.E. ANTOINETTE SASSOU-NGUESSO, The First Lady of Congo; H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia; H.E. CONDÉ DJENE, The First Lady of Guinea Conakry; H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Republic of Liberia; H.E. PROFESSOR GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The First Lady of Malawi; H.E. MARIAM MINT AHMAD TEKBER, The First lady of the Mauritania; H.E. DR. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of Mozambique; H.E AÏSSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADO, The First Lady of Niger; H.E FATIMA MAADA, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGW, The First Lady of Zimbabwe; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia.

Also, part of the campaign is our Merck Embryology & Fertility Training Program, a three-month hands-on practical course in partnership with IRSI, Indonesia, IIRRH, India and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal University), India to establish the platform of fertility specialists across Africa and developing countries. Merck Foundation provided for more than 109 candidates, in clinical and practical training for fertility specialists and embryologists in more than 30 countries across Africa and Asia such as: Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire , Ghana, Ethiopia , Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania , Zambia , Nigeria, Benin, Mali, Burkina Fuso, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameron, Rwanda, Botswana, DR Congo , Congo Brazzaville, Gambia , Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia.

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Merck Foundation & First Lady Of Burundi release “Plus Qu’une Mere” an empowering song to all infertile women in Africa

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany together with The First lady of Burundi and her foundation, Buntu Foundation, released an empowering song, a theme song for Merck more than a Mother campaign as a courtesy to all infertile women in Burundi and Africa. “The objective of the song is to break the stigma around infertility in Africa and rest of the world as part of Merck more than a Mother community awareness campaign”, said Dr. Rasha Kelej CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck more than a Mother.

The song has been composed by Merck More Than a Mother Song Award winners, a very talented band from Burundi Dr. Rasha Kelej emphasizes, “I thank my sister H.E. MADAM DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother for her creativity. This beautiful French Song “Plus Qu’une Mere” which mean “More than a Mother” communicates an important message to the society that women are more than just mothers, they are valuable and productive members in society weather they have children or not. It also speaks about the stigma around infertility, gives an important message that fertility is a shared responsibility and men should support women during their treatment journey. It makes me very happy to discover young African talents and work closely with them to create an important culture shift in our societies”.

H.E. MADAM DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi, President of Buntu Foundation and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother emphasized “The objective of this song is to empower infertile women in Burundi and send out the message to the entire African community that infertility is not a stigma. It is our contribution towards Merck More Than a Mother, an important campaign by Merck Foundation”. “The song addresses infertility stigma with the aim of raising awareness about male infertility and sensitizing the community that #MenToo can suffer infertility not only women, and call upon every husband to share the journey of infertility treatment with his wife” Dr. Rasha Kelej added.

The band was selected at a special competition held between ten local choir groups from Burundi during the launch of Merck Foundation in Burundi in March 2019.
Merck Foundation has been working at all levels to bring in a cultural shift in the African society and has been advocating for the women who aren’t able to bear children against the discrimination, isolation and violence.

Other than this song, Merck Foundation has launched 14 local songs with famous singers from, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Gambia to raise awareness about male infertility and to break the Stigma around Infertile women in Africa such as Tom Close from Rwanda for “Life is bigger” song and Sunita from Gambia for “More than a Mother” song. Moreover, H.E. First Lady of Burundi has composed three songs in French, English and Kurundi.

Merck Foundation has worked closely with local singers in Zambia to create songs that address the same issue to sensitize the community with the aim to break the stigma of infertility and empower infertile women. Another project in the pipeline is Pan African song with six singers from six countries of west and east Africa.
Merck Foundation plans to release these songs to all African TV and Radios soon.

“Art has the capacity and influence to make the problem felt, which further stimulates emotions and leads to engagement and action. Hence we used this medium to address the issue of infertility and stigma attached to it. I personally believe that this song will add significant value to influence the culture change we are advocating in Burundi and rest of Africa” concluded Dr. Rasha Kelej.

About ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ campaign;

“Merck More Than a Mother” initiative aims to empower infertile women through access to information, education and health and by changing mind-sets. This powerful initiative supports governments in defining policies to enhance access to regulated, safe and effective fertility care. It defines interventions to break the stigma around infertile women and raises awareness about infertility prevention and management. In partnership with academia, ministries of health and international fertility societies, the initiative also provides medical education and training for healthcare providers and embryologists to build and advance fertility care capacity in Africa and developing countries.

With “Merck More than a mother”, we have initiated a cultural shift to de-stigmatize infertility on all levels: By improving awareness, training the skills of local experts, building advocacy in cooperation with decision makers and by supporting childless women in starting their own small business. It’s all about giving every woman the respect and the help she deserves to live a fulfilling life, with or without a child.

The Ambassadors of “Merck More Than a Mother” are: H.E. NEO JANE MASISI, The First Lady of Botswana; H.E DENISE NKURUNZIZA, The First Lady of Burundi; H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic; H.E. HINDA DEBY ITNO, The First Lady of Chad; H.E. ANTOINETTE SASSOU-NGUESSO, The First Lady of Congo; H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana; H.E. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia; H.E. CONDÉ DJENE, The First Lady of Guinea Conakry; H.E. CLAR WEAH, The First Lady of Republic of Liberia; H.E. PROFESSOR GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The First Lady of Malawi; H.E. MARIAM MINT AHMAD TEKBER, The First lady of the Mauritania; H.E. DR. ISAURA FERRÃO NYUSI, The First Lady of Mozambique; H.E AÏSSATA ISSOUFOU MAHAMADO, The First Lady of Niger; H.E FATIMA MAADA, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; H.E. AUXILLIA MNANGAGW, The First Lady of Zimbabwe; H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia.

Also, part of the campaign is our Merck Embryology & Fertility Training Program, a three-month hands-on practical course in partnership with IRSI, Indonesia, IIRRH, India and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal University), India to establish the platform of fertility specialists across Africa and developing countries.

Diana Mbaluka
Digisphere Consulting
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Plus qu’une mère song by Merck Foundation – Burundi Band


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Concerts in the Park are Rockin' in Calistoga

Matt Alber, two time Grammy(r) award-winning singer-songwriter

Matt Alber, two time Grammy(r) award-winning singer-songwriter, will be playing Calistoga’s Concerts in the Park on August 22

CALISTOGA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Concerts in the Park are rockin’ in Calistoga
Thursdays at Pioneer Park set for a summer series of live music and Calistoga wines

Calistoga, Calif. (June 14, 2019) — Calistoga Concerts in the Park is a series of FREE concerts taking place every Thursday night from June 13th through August 22nd between 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Calistoga Beverage Company, Pioneer Park will be rockin’ with diverse musical acts every Thursday throughout the summer with the exception of Thursday, July 4th so that residents and visitors can enjoy Calistoga’s Independence Day festivities. So grab your besties, blankets, chairs and picnic dinner and come enjoy live music in an authentic, laidback environment during this locals-favorite weekly celebration.

Locals and Bay Area neighbors can pick up a Concert Participation Prize Pass from the Calistoga Chamber’s booth at each concert. Get your pass stamped at 7 concerts or more and be entered to win a shopping, culinary, hotel, wellness or adventure prize from one of these incredible businesses: Bosko’s Trattoria, Buster’s Southern BBQ, Calistoga Farmer’s Market, Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, Calistoga Pilates, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, Clif Family Winery, EuroSpa & Inn, Getaway Adventures, North Star Gift Shop, The Spa at EuroSpa & Inn and Sugardaddy’s Consignment.

Just when you thought the event couldn't get any better, adult beverages are allowed! (For those 21 and over.) Additionally, you can purchase wine from one of the local wineries highlighted at each concert. On select nights, Napa Palisades Beer Company will have local beers available for purchase as well. For boxed dinners-to-go, some suggestions include Evangeline for their self-proclaimed, “best fried chicken in town”, Veraison for cheese and charcuterie platters, Bosko’s Trattoria, Buster’s BBQ, Calistoga Inn, Cal-Mart Deli, Checkers, Johnny’s Restaurant, La Prima Pizza, Lovina, Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano, Palisades Deli Cafe and Sushi Mambo. And remember to stop at Susie's for an after-concert drink!

Below is the lineup of musicians and wineries for the Pioneer Park stage in Calistoga, located at 1308 Cedar Street:

JUNE 13: Maya, the Latin dance explosion
WINERIES: Charles Krug Winery, Maldonado Family Vineyards

JUNE 20: The Klipptones, a jazzy Bay Area band performing pop covers from the 1950s to now
WINERIES: Beringer Vineyards, Joseph Cellars

JUNE 27: Citizen Flannel, a 90s tribute band
WINERIES: 2880 Wines, Jericho Canyon Vineyards

JULY 4: NO CONCERT. Please enjoy the holiday festivities throughout Calistoga.

JULY 11: National Park Radio, an acoustic Americana band
WINERIES: Chateau Montelena Winery

JULY 18: The Boys of Summer, a top touring Eagles tribute band
WINERIES: Storybook Mountain Vineyard, Vermeil Wines

JULY 25: Dirty Cello, a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass
WINERIES: Burgess Cellars, Hans Fahden Vineyards

AUGUST 1: Kingsborough, an old soul and rock’n’roll band
WINERIES: Barlow Vineyards, Bennett Lane Winery

AUGUST 8: Derek Irving and His Combo, a retro rockabilly band rooted in 1950s rock'n'roll and R&B
WINERIES: August Briggs Winery

AUGUST 15: Decades, a high energy cover band
WINERIES: Clif Family Winery, Picayune Cellars

AUGUST 22: Matt Alber, two-time Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter
WINERIES: Laura Michael Wines

For more information about Calistoga Concerts in the Park, go to VisitCalistoga.com or call (707) 942-6333.

About Calistoga Welcome Center
The city of Calistoga is a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, adventures hiking and biking trails, wide variety of wineries and great dining. For information about lodging and dining options, local wineries, spas and events in Calistoga, go to VisitCalistoga.com. You can also find Visit Calistoga on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CalistogaVisitors, Twitter @VisitCalistoga and Instagram at VisitCalistoga.

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Autism Service Dog Delivered to Assist 6-year-old Boy in Grand Rapids, MI

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zeke, a 6-year old boy living in Grand Rapids, Michigan has received a very special delivery of his very own Autism Service Dog from SDWR to assist him and help better communicate his needs. Based in Madison, Virginia, SDWR has a mission to provide specially-bred and trained dogs for people with invisible disabilities like Diabetes, PTSD, Seizure Disorders, or in the case of Zeke – Autism Spectrum Disorder. SDWR has hundreds of service dogs working across the United States and around the globe. SDWR is currently serving approximately 1,000 families.

Lane, a Labrador Retriever Autism Service Dog, recently graduated from SDWR’s Service Dog Raiser Program where volunteers diligently raise young service dogs in training over the course of approximately one year. Both the dogs and raisers must complete the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at their facility in Virginia.

Lane is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Lane is named in honor of fallen hero Trooper David J. Lane of the New York State Police who honorably served with the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trooper Lane was killed in a vehicle crash while on patrol. Autism Service Dog Lane’s work with Zeke will carry on in memoriam of Trooper David J. Lane’s life of service before self.

Zeke was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 2 years old. His family is hopeful that a service dog will provide constant companionship and make a big difference in his life. Lane will assist in reducing the effects each diagnosis has on the family’s independence and daily life by working continuously with Zeke. Since Lane is a service dog and covered under laws in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, he will be able to accompany Zeke and his family everywhere – from school, to the park, and even grocery shopping or out to restaurants.

SDWR’s unique training program is what sets them apart from other non-profit service dog organizations. SDWR trainers will continue to return for training sessions with Zeke, his family, and Lane every 3-4 months over the course of the next 18 months to continue working on Lane’s customized training, follow up training and training the human to make a successful team and public access certification.

About SDWR:
Service Dogs by SDWR is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure…there’s a dog.” To make or donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, https://www.sdwr.org. To learn more about Autism Service Dogs go to https://www.sdwr.org/service-dogs/autism/. To find out how you can volunteer as a puppy raiser visit https://www.sdwr.org/volunteer-opportunities/

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Fort Harrison's 7th Annual Chefs Showcase an Evening of Charity for Tampa Bay Children and Reminiscence for Adults

Musical entertainment was also on the menu at the 7th Annual Chefs Showcase on June 2nd at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s International Religious Retreat.

When children become unimportant to a society, that society has forfeited its future.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly one hundred and twenty foodies gathered to raise funds for local charities while enjoying an epic night at the Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison religious retreat on June 2nd. The occasion was the 7th Annual Chefs’ Showcase. Featuring a Cinematic theme, the event benefitted the Clearwater Community Volunteers and the Children’s Home Network of Tampa Bay. The event was an evening of entertainment, food and wine overlooking the Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. More than $30,000 was raised to help young people and families in need.

Co-sponsored by Tampa Bay Magazine, the event celebrated the art of cinema and focused on creating a happy Hollywood ending for children whose life starts out on a rough note.

“Tonight, we sit right in the middle of one of Pinellas County’s 5 at-risk zones for youth,” said Lisa Mansell, Chairwoman of the event and the Public Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. “This would not indicate a happy Hollywood ending for anyone, except there are organizations in our area who – like Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother – can effectively do something to change the ending of this script – the Children’s Home Network of Tampa Bay and the Clearwater Community Volunteers.”

The Clearwater Community Volunteers has been providing food, toys and entertainment to Pinellas County families in need since 1992. The Children’s Home Network, established 127 years ago, provides a broad array of services to children. As the event was underwritten by generous sponsors, all of the ticket sales went directly to the charities.

Following introductory speeches came a five course meal prepared by award-winning chefs. Participating chefs included the Fort Harrison Chef (and 2017’s US Best Young Chef winner) Kevin Meier, Chef Bobby Shirley (Clearsky on Cleveland), Chef Rene Marquis (President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Culinary Federation), Chef Vanessa Marquis (Core Catering), Chef Patrick Artz (Hillsborough County Culinary Instructor) and Chef Bill Brown, owner of William Dean Chocolates, (winner of more than 60 awards internationally for his chocolates). These chefs worked in coordination with the Executive Chef for the Church of Scientology’s operations in Clearwater, Chef Zoltan Vajna.

Each chef was introduced to the assembled guests and then described their course. This was followed by the Fort Harrison’s in-house sommelier describing the wine pairing. The guests were treated to different courses – from an Amuse Bouche inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” to an dessert inspired by “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

The courses were augmented by musical numbers performed by the Flag Band with special guests Judy Bechar, Palmer Miray, Carlos Day, Jessy Leros and JoAnn Andrews, with dance performances by Lyla Menkhaus, Mike Foncannon and Chloe Menkhaus.

But the focus of the event was raising funds for at-risk youth and their families.

Ms. Mansell said, “Author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote that ‘When children become unimportant to a society, that society has forfeited its future’. The Clearwater Community Volunteers and Children’s Home Network of Tampa Bay have assisted thousands in need and we are very proud to help these organizations.”

THE FORT HARRISON

The Fort Harrison has served as the International Religious Retreat for the Church of Scientology since 1975. Fully restored in 2009, the Fort Harrison regularly hosts charity events.

TAMPA BAY MAGAZINE

Tampa Bay Magazine has been the go-to magazine for Tampa Bay area residents since 1986. Showcasing all that is good in the area, publishers Aaron Fodiman and Margaret Word Burnside also provide a forum for non-profits to reach the Bay-area residents most likely to support their endeavors.

Lisa Mansell
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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Source: EIN Presswire

6G Technology Market revealed by Mind Commerce

6G Technology Market

6G Technology Market

6G Network Capabilities

6G Network Capabilities

Sees Technologies Beyond 5G Fundamentally Changing ICT Landscape and Impacts to All Other Industry Verticals with Emphasis on Government and Industrial Segments

Big Implications for many Government and Industry Solutions in Public Safety and Critical Asset Protection such as Threat Detection, Health Monitoring, Feature/Facial Recognition and Decision Making”

— Mind Commerce

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — About ten years ago, the phrase “Beyond 4G” (B4G) was coined to refer to the need to move beyond what was currently envisioned as part of the evolution for 4G via the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.

Since it was not clear what 5G might entail, and only pre-standards R&D level prototypes were in the works at the time, the term B4G lasted for a while, referring to what could be possible and potentially useful beyond 4G. Somewhat ironically, the LTE standard is still evolving itself, and some aspects will be used in 5G. In the same vein as B4G, Mind Commerce sees Beyond 5G (B5G) as a pathway to 6G technologies that will render fifth generation capabilities and 5G applications pale in comparison.

The 6G technology market is anticipated to facilitate substantive improvements in many areas including sensing, imaging, presence and location determination. Higher frequencies will enable much faster sampling rates as well as significantly greater accuracy, down to the centimeter level. This will have big implications for many government and industry solutions in public safety and critical asset protection such as threat detection, health monitoring, feature/facial recognition and decision making (as in law enforcement, social credit systems, and other areas), air quality measurements, gas and toxicity sensing, and much more.

This first study of its kind into the 6G technology market foresees the aggregate 6G communications market reaching $4.1 billion by 2030 growing at 70% CAGR from 2025 to 2030. The largest component of the market will be communications infrastructure, which will become a more than one billion dollar global market by 2028. With supporting technologies such as machine learning becoming increasingly important, Mind Commerce sees the global deployment of AI chipsets in support of 6G surpassing 240M units by 2028. The study also includes 5G technology market sizing by user device, chipsets, as well as communications infrastructure.

Mind Commerce founder Gerry Christensen stated, “A few months ago, before we started investigating 6G, I would have brushed off 6G thinking it's outlandish to even think about, but now, we see 5G as merely a bridge to 6G.” The research and advisory firm sees 5G blazing a trail for 6G, serving as the network of choice for private wireless networks for enterprise and industrial. However, Mind Commerce sees really interesting things starting with 6G as micro-second latency enables immersive technologies to become pervasive solutions. Christensen goes on to say, “Never fully understood the role of 5G until we studied 6G. Just as 3G was a bridge to 4G, 5G is a bridge to 6G”

Sixth Generation Cellular: Looking Beyond 5G to the 6G Technology Market builds upon the firm's extensive analysis in LTE, 5G, and computing (core cloud, edge computing, HPC, and quantum), and other related areas such as artificial intelligence and AI support of other technologies. Mind Commerce provides a one-of-a-kind investigation into the upcoming 6G technology market. The report looks beyond 5G (B5G) as it evaluates R&D efforts, technologies, and anticipated capabilities that both build upon 5G as well as leap far beyond what is currently envisioned with existing solution abilities. The report includes quantitative analysis of the B5G technology market with 6G technology market sizing for 2025 through 2030.

About Mind Commerce

Mind Commerce is an information services company that provides research and strategic analysis focused on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Our ICT reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.

We focus on key emerging and disintermediating technology areas for service providers, technology providers, developers (communications, applications, content, and commerce), systems integrators and consultants, government organizations and NGOs, and the financial community. Visit us at https://mindcommerce.com/

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A Free Video Game about Consent is a Finalist for the 2019 Games for Change Awards

Rispek Danis, a free culturally relevant video game intended to teach young people about the meaning and importance of consent. A collaboration between World Vision Vanuatu and Jennifer Ann's Group.

Rispek Danis, an enjoyable game about consent created for youth in Vanuatu is a Games for Change Awards finalist

A colorful outdoor market is in the background with two video game characters holding hands in the foreground. Several cards with Bislama text are available to choose the next action.

Rispek Danis is culturally relevant for ni-Vanuatu youth

A beach is in the background and in front are two video game characters smiling and looking at each other; a text box says "Yes! Good job. Remember that you should always get somebody's consent before posting their picture or information online."

Rispek Danis, here in English, reminds the player that you must get consent before sharing someone’s picture online

Rispek Danis (the Respect Dance) is a 2019 Games for Change Awards Finalist in the category of Most Significant Impact

This is an amazing way to engage young people about a sensitive issue like consent. I'm very proud of what Jennifer Ann's Group is doing to end abuse.”

— Dr. Elizabeth L. Richeson, Chair of Jennifer Ann's Group's Advisory Board

ATLANTA, GA, USA, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2019 Games for Change Festival has announced its finalists for this year's Games for Change Awards and included among the nominees is a free video game about consent.

'Rispek Danis' (the Respect Dance), is a culturally appropriate and lively game about consent created for youth in Vanuatu, a country with one of the World’s highest rates of sexual victimization of young people. The game is narrated in Bislama, a primary language of Vanuatu, and all dialogue, locations, and music are representative of ni-Vanuatu youth life.

‘Rispek Danis’ was developed through a collaboration between nonprofit organizations World Vision Vanuatu and Jennifer Ann’s Group to produce a culturally relevant video game intended to teach young people about the meaning and importance of consent. This game has been designed for World Vision International’s ‘It Takes a World Campaign’ which in Vanuatu is focused on preventing sexual violence against women and children in Vanuatu.

'Rispek Danis' is free and available to play online or from Google Play in Bislama. The game is also available to play online in English.

Other nominees in the Most Significant Impact category are 'Can't Wait to Learn Uganda' from War Child Holland, 'UNICEF Kid Power' from UNICEF USA, and 'My Memory of Us' from Juggler Games. The winners for this category and all other categories will be announced at the Games for Change Awards Ceremony on June 18 as part of the 2019 Games for Change Festival held in New York City.

More information about 'Rispek Danis' including links to the game and further background information available at RispekDanis.com.

Drew Crecente, JD
Jennifer Ann's Group
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Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Honors America on Fourth of July

To celebrate the Fourth of July the Clearwater Community Volunteers will gather local families and children to celebrate the Declaration of the United States’ Independence by providing fun activities and American Flag-themed foods.

The combined strength of many social groups using all their connections to achieve one gain cannot help but produce it.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In observance of Independence Day, on Thursday July 4th, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center will hold its annual 4th of July Family Celebration. The fun starts at 6 PM and will go until 10 PM. There is no cost to participate. The CCV Center is located at 133 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755.

Activities include refreshments, children’s arts & crafts and a raffle. Festivities will spill over into the Osceola Courtyard which will be set up with a bouncy house, carnival games and live music. The fireworks will explode over Clearwater’s intercostal waterway and will be very visible.

”Last year over 360 children and their parents joined us for the celebration,” said Michael Soltero, Director of the CCV Center.

“Independence Day signified freedom for the United States in 1776.” said Michael Soltero, Manager of the CCV Center. “We commemorate that freedom each year by organizing our 4th of July Family Celebration in coordination with the humanitarian offices on Fort Harrison Ave which are also aimed at preserving that freedom for local families. This is inspired by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard who wrote, ‘The combined strength of many social groups using all their connections to achieve one gain cannot help but produce it.’”

The CCV center is located on the corner of N. Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew St. of downtown Clearwater.

The CCV Center serves as a community center for nonprofit organizations to expand their community outreach. It does this by offering its facilities as a meeting space or event venue at no cost to nonprofit organizations.

The closest scheduled community event in the CCV Center is the fast approaching Father’s Day Celebration on June 15th starting at 4PM.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to reserve the Center for your nonprofit’s activities please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

Michael Soltero
Clearwater Community Volunteers Center
+1 727-316-5309
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Source: EIN Presswire