Penn State food lab launches Allinfoodz podcast featuring food narratives

Most people think about food frequently during any given day.”

— Amit Sharma, assoc. prof., hosp. mgmt., dir., Food Decisions Research Lab.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, March 7, 2017 / — Food sustains life and is central in cultures around the world. Now, food is the focal point of a new podcast series developed by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory ( ) at Penn State and facilitators are seeking contributors from the community at large.

To listen to the Allinfoodz podcast series and be part of the conversation, visit:
. To register to share your personal story about food, email Amit Sharma at .

Each episode of Allinfoodz is a first-person account of how food has impacted the narrator’s life. Undergraduate students, graduate students, the director of the School of Hospitality Management, the dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State and other members of the Penn State community have already shared personal food-related stories as part of a larger dialogue about food.

The series covers a variety of food-related topics, that in totality begins to answer one core question: How do we choose what to eat, where, with whom, and when?

“Most people think about food frequently during any given day. There are often underlying reasons that might drive how we think of food, and therefore how we make our food choices and decisions,” said Amit Sharma, associate professor of hospitality management and director of the Food Decisions Research Laboratory at Penn State.

“The mission of Allinfoodz is to share our values connected to food and showcase what we think about food, so that we may learn about food choices and decisions from each other, in an open-minded and thoughtful manner, respectful of everyone regardless of our backgrounds,” Sharma said.

Allinfoodz provides a space for anyone to share with others varied and all-inclusive food stories, narratives and experiences. The podcast series and website document and share food stories, community events around food talk, and expert evidence from research in food decisions.

“All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion," ( ) is an ongoing University-wide initiative for bringing students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment and inspiring action and conversations.

Jackie Golas
Penn State School of Hospitality Management
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College For Every Student Connects Rural Students to STEM Learning Experiences and Career Resources

Students at the CFES Center participate in a robotics workshop led by faculty and cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point

CFES STEM week offers opportunities for over two thousand rural students from Adirondack K-12 schools to see what STEM careers are and hear how to pursue them on the college pathway.”

— Rick Dalton, CEO and president of College For Every Student

ESSEX, N.Y., UNITED STATES, March 7, 2017 / — Throughout last week, College For Every Student connected rural students to a series of learning experiences and career resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

CFES STEM Week in the Adirondacks featured a broad range of interactive activities with healthcare professionals, business leaders and student mentors. College and business representatives also discussed higher education and career options.

“CFES STEM week offers opportunities for over two thousand rural students from Adirondack K-12 schools to see what STEM careers are and hear how to pursue them on the college pathway,” said Rick Dalton, CEO and president of College For Every Student. “With this firsthand knowledge and experience, students begin setting STEM career goals.”

Introducing the week with a live chat from Saranac High School, trauma surgeon Dr. John Fortune of the University of Vermont Medical Center spoke with students about the array of career options in the healthcare field and what it takes to become a healthcare professional. He said: “It’s going to be tough, but all of you in this room can do it, because with commitment and with hard drive — with grit as they say at College For Every Student — the challenges can be overcome and you can enter this very gratifying healthcare profession.”

On March 2 and 3, a sense of accomplishment pervaded the CFES Center in Essex as students from six Adirondack schools gathered for hands-on learning and problem-solving in robotics workshops led by faculty and cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Students, collaborating with peers from different schools, applied engineering principles, current technology and their math skills to create codes and program robots. The day ended with a competition where students saw the impact of their efforts as they instructed their robots to navigate a preset path.

Also during the week, healthcare specialists interacted with CFES Scholars (students in the CFES Program) at a college and career healthcare fair hosted in Plattsburgh by CFES and the University of Vermont Health Network—Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH). Demonstrations from EMT of CVPH, the School of Radiology, the Laboratory and other hospital departments and services showed students how medical equipment works and the health conditions these professionals treat. In addition, representatives from North Country Community College, Clinton Community College, SUNY Plattsburgh and CV-TEC offered information about STEM career options and pathways.

At a separate event, student mentors who were trained through the CFES Program, joined business leaders to conduct a series of STEM-learning activities at Ticonderoga Middle School. Stephen Gratto, superintendent of the Schroon Lake Central School District, opened the day with a fun physics exercise — balancing a chair on his chin. A representative from International Paper explained and demonstrated the workings of a standard pump in the paper-making process, and environmental educators from the Lake George Association demonstrated water filtration methods. Ticonderoga high school mentors led several STEM sessions, including one where students built freestanding structures, as tall as possible, with 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of masking tape, and one marshmallow — on top.

About College For Every Student
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global leader helping K-12 students from low-income rural and urban communities become college and career ready. CFES has helped 100,000 students since 1991, and today supports 25,000 students through partnerships with schools, businesses and colleges in 30 states and Ireland. The CFES Program engages students in three core practices — Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career — that raise aspirations, and develop, grit, teamwork, resilience, leadership and other Essential Skills, advancing social and educational uplift. (

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Urban Refugee Children Face Extra Hurdles in Attending School: Teachers College Study

The Teachers College study found overcrowding of schools and lack of transportation as the major obstacles to urban refugee children attending school

The Teachers College report recommends five steps for improving refugee education

As a majority of the world’s displaced people settle in urban areas, TC researchers recommend ways to improve access to education for urban refugees

Most countries allow urban refugees to go to school, but national and local governments lack the capacity to monitor quality and make information about policies available at the local level.”

— study

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2017 / — The increasing urbanization of the world’s refugees presents unique obstacles to refugee children attempting to attend local schools, despite their right to do so, according to the first-ever global study of urban refugee education, released today by Teachers College, Columbia University. The report exposes a gap between policy and practice when it comes to ensuring access of displaced children to educational services in urban settings.

An executive summary and the full policy report, “Urban Refugee Education: Strengthening Policies and Practices for Access, Quality, and Inclusion,” are available at

The world community must uphold its collective responsibility to help children and youth who have fled regions affected by armed conflict, go to and stay in school,” said Mary Mendenhall, the Assistant Professor of Practice in the International and Comparative Education program at Teachers College who led the study. “By ignoring this responsibility, we risk losing yet another generation of children to illiteracy, ignorance, poverty, and the need to turn toward desperate and extreme solutions to meet their basic needs.”

According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the forcible displacement of individuals and families from their homes has grown at an unprecedented rate in the past two decades, reaching more than 65 million in 2016—a number not seen since right after World War II. Of that number, 60 percent are spread across urban areas rather than clustered in camps, UNHCR figures show.

“The emblematic image of refugees living in camps is no longer the norm,” write Mendenhall and study co-authors at Teachers College, S. Garnett Russell, Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Education; and Elizabeth Buckner, Visiting Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Education. They surveyed 190 respondents working for UN agencies, and international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in 16 countries across the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. They did additional, in-depth case studies in Nairobi, Kenya; Beirut, Lebanon; and Quito, Ecuador, interviewing more than 90 respondents.

Refugees have a right to attend school in their host communities, according to the United Nations Refugee Convention and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. But the researchers found that the trend toward living independently, dispersed and embedded across dense metropolitan areas, makes child refugees vulnerable to the same problems faced by urban poor and marginalized children in attending school, including over-crowded local schools, lack of learning resources and trained teachers, and lack of proximity and safe transportation to and from school.

Among 65 million displaced adults and children, 21 million refugees who have crossed national borders have additional challenges. In addition to language barriers, urban refugees from other countries “often live in vulnerable situations and are subject to violence, discrimination, xenophobia, exploitation, sexual and gender-based violence, human trafficking, and forced repatriation to their home countries”—any one of which could make it difficult to attend school, the report says.

According to the UNHCR, about half of all refugees are under 18 years old, including large numbers of unaccompanied minors. Half of all elementary school-age refugee children, and 22 percent of secondary-school-age children, have access to school, while only one percent of all refugees have access to higher education.

And because global conflicts are lasting longer, the average duration of displacement for refugees now exceeds 20 years, suggesting that entire generations of refugee children will grow to adulthood without education or skills to support themselves, the authors note.

They found that, while the majority of the countries they studied “have relatively inclusive national policies that allow urban refugees to go to school, national and local governments lack the capacity to monitor educational quality and make information about policies available at the local level.” In addition, autonomy of local education and government authorities allows for “nonexistent, unclear or contradictory policies” at the local level, as well as “shifting and volatile policy environments, and misalignment between and across government offices.”

To improve access to education by displaced children in urban environments, the authors recommend better coordination between local, national and international organizations involved in educating refugee children, and fully integrating and including refugee students into local and national schools. Education programs that benefit both the refugee and host communities will encourage host communities to be more welcoming of refugee students, the report says.

In addition to increasing access to formal schooling, the authors write that “civil society organizations need to support the provision of non-formal education programs to fill the needs and gaps not met by government schools,” such as “psychological and social issues, skills development, language support, combatting discrimination and xenophobia, and academic support for lost years of schooling.”

The study was funded by the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

Visit for additional resources on urban refugee education. An executive summary of the report is available at, and the full policy report at

Patricia Lamiell
Teachers College, Columbia University
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The first-ever global study of urban refugees and education, by Teachers College, Columbia University, finds gaps between education policy and practice

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ECGC Indie Prize Raleigh April 18-20, 2017

Indie Prize – Be a winner

ECGC partners with Casual Connect to offer ECGC's fist ever Indie Game Awards

We will be happy to collaborate and award your winner with the international Indie Prize scholarship: a guaranteed spot at Indie Prize showcase, passes to Casual Connect and free accommodations.”

— Yuliya Moshkaryova Director, Indie Prize and Casual Connect

RALEIGH, NC, US, March 7, 2017 / — ECGC Hosts Indie Prize Competition Raleigh April 18-20, 2017  

The East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) announces partnership with Casual Connect to offer ECGC's fist Indie Game Competition.
Indie Prize is a scholarship and competition focused on the up and coming creative force of the games industry. Across four global events, over 500 teams showcase their games and compete for prizes and the coveted Indie Prize Awards. The winner will be awarded a Casual Connect Indie Prize scholarship: a guaranteed spot at Indie Prize showcase, passes to Casual Connect including sessions and parties as well as free accommodations.

Indie Prize Showcases at Casual Connect offers participants an opportunity to learn and network with other indie game developers and showcase their games, skill sets and ideas to publishers and potential partners. 

All games must be presented at ECGC for in person judging and must be in a playable form with a miniumum of 15 minutes of gameplay.

Independent qualification / status: 
1. Company is independent and majority owned by the team not investors. 
2. At least 50% of the submitted game IP must to be owned by the development team
3. Applicants MUST be able to attend Casual Connect, August 1-3, 2017, Seattle, WA.

The East Coast Game Conference, the largest gathering of video game professionals on the east coast, provides video game developers an engaging program as well as opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Walter Rotenberry
Triangle Game Initiative
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You have self-published, so now what? Apollo Publications has developed a new way to connect readers with your book.

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Apollo Publications can connect thousands of potential readers to your book quickly and cost effetely, even if Apollo did not publish your book

The original self-publishing company I used was nothing more than a printer. Apollo helped me sell my book!”

— Emily H.

NAPERVILLE, IL, USA, March 5, 2017 / — Apollo Publications can connect thousands of potential readers to your book quickly and cost effetely. Whether you had Apollo publish your book or not we have the most cost-effective way to promote your book.

Apollo Publications is taking a whole new approach to promoting books. Traditional and online bookstores use the outdated sales techniques, of putting a book on a shelf or on a website and wait for someone to browse to it. The more popular authors are moved to the front or put in a special section. Self-publishers never have a way to stick out in the crowd, and as a result, self-publishers rarely sell many copies of their books. Apollo has developed an active marketing solution for self-publishers, putting their work in front of thousands of potential readers.

Online distributers will share information about your book. They will add your book to a database featuring a few hundred thousand other titles. The chances of a reader actually finding your book are very slim. Apollo Publications can actively put your book in front of thousands of potential readers. Apollo uses data mining to look for readers who have interests matching your book’s subject matter. If you write a book about hiking, we will look for individuals who like to hike or have purchased products related to hiking. We show titles of books about cats to cat enthusiasts.

Our new active marketing solution finds potential readers and connects them to your book. Not everyone who goes to a bookstore is interested in every subject on display. Our new approach enables self-publishers to quickly and cost effectively get their titles to the masses. It truly levels the playing field for self-publishers.

To display your book to the first 20,000 potential readers, the cost is $399.95, only $199.95 if you self-publish with us, free if we publish your book. This price covers getting your account setup, the creation of an ad, and displaying your book. We will also post a summary of your book; include a short bio about you, the author; and even add your book to our marketplace if you want people to be able to purchase it directly from our site. Otherwise, we can provide a link to another site for purchases. Authors receive an 80% royalty for every book sold through our marketplace.

Once your account has been set up, the cost is only $149.00 for every 20,000 views. It can take anywhere from 48 hours to 4 weeks to process all 20,000 views depending on your book’s subject matter. We look for websites that have keywords matching your book’s subject. When someone visits a relevant site, your book will be displayed. We track your views and can see when and where people have shown interest in your book. At the end of your marketing campaign we will send you a complete report.

Stephanie Timmer
Apollo Communication
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TiE Detroit Announces Three Recipients for US Presidential Services Award

Mr. Adarsh Rachmale, Ms. Kavya Chaturvedi and Mr. Arnav Ramu announced winners of the 2017 US Presidential Service Awards.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, U.S., March 7, 2017 / — TiE Detroit announced winners of the 2017 US Presidential Service Awards as a certifying organization. TiE Detroit recognized three alums of TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE Detroit) for their volunteer service and significant contributions to promoting entrepreneurship.

The three recipients for the Presidential Service Awards 2017 are Mr. Adarsh Rachmale, Ms. Kavya Chaturvedi and Mr. Arnav Ramu. Each recipient has been awarded the Bronze level of US Presidential Service Award for 2017. They showed exemplary leadership and initiative in promoting entrepreneurship amongst high school students and young adults. Each recipient documented over 100 hours of community service towards the cause of promoting TiE’s mission of fostering entrepreneurship.

Commenting on these awards, Tel Ganesan, President of TiE Detroit noted, “These young leaders are off to an early start. They not only embody TiE’s mission of fostering entrepreneurship but also have demonstrated leadership as problem solvers to create value.”

Jacqueline Perry, Executive Director of TiE Detroit commented, “The three recipients have gone above and beyond expectations in volunteering to promote and create impact. We are delighted to recognize their service through the very prestigious US Presidential Service Awards.”

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) targets a very motivated population segment of high school children by teaching them the basics of entrepreneurship though an intensive mentoring program. This 7 month long programs encourages the youth to get involved in the value creation process by exposing them to the entrepreneurial mindset. Seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors coach high school children (grades 9-12) on a business-focused curriculum. The program culminates to a global Business Plan Competition and nurtures creativity, self-confidence, leadership and overall development of the students.

About TiE
TiE Inc. (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship, spread over 63 locations across 18 countries with a mission to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education is delivered to its more than 11,000 members worldwide.

Jacqueline Perry
TiE Detroit
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Global Smart Waste Management : Market is Forecasted to Grow at a CAGR Of 16.5% During 2017 – 2023

Smart waste management market is growing rapidly across the globe especially in urban regions. There has been significance rise in waste management technology

PUNE, INDIA, March 7, 2017 / — Smart waste management market is growing rapidly across the globe especially in urban regions. There has been a significance rise in waste management technology in the past few years in order to collect, dispose and manage the waste coming from various end-use industries. Further, growth in healthcare, manufacturing and retail sector are contributing massive amount of waste. In order to manage and dispose the waste, various smart techniques and waste management solutions are introduced in the global market. Smart waste management helps to reduce the overall transport and collection cost of waste management thus provides convenient methods and solutions to increase the rate of manage and disposal of waste. The large amount of waste from residential buildings, streets, public places and commercial sectors requires smart waste management in order to optimize the resources of waste management system to collect, manage and dispose the waste.

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Market size and forecast

Global smart waste management market is expected to reach USD 2.8 Billion by 2023 from USD 0.85 Billion in 2015. Further, the market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 16.5% over the forecast period 2016-2023 on account of rising adoption of sustainable development and growing awareness towards recycling of waste for the energy sources. Globally, manufacturing sector is projected to contribute the highest revenue share during the forecast period on the back of rapid expansion of manufacturing industries in emerging economies across the globe and rising adoption of smart waste management ways in order to follow government regulations regarding disposal of hazardous waste.

Regionally, Europe and North-America collectively steering the global market of smart waste management with the highest revenue share on account of government support and growing infrastructure facilities across the region. The markets of both the regions are expected to maintain its dominance due to rising adoption of smart waste management and growing concern towards sustainable development. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific smart waste management market is expected to witness a significant growth over the forecast period i.e. 2016-2023 and remain the second highest share contributor in terms of revenue. Rise in government initiatives towards management of medical and industrial waste and introduction of uniform regulations for disposal of waste generated from residential and public agencies are expected to drive the growth for smart waste management market across the region. Moreover, increasing sustainable development and implementation of various methods in order to convert waste-to-energy and waste-to-fuel are likely to bolster the demand for smart waste management in near future.

Further, rising initiatives by various government and public authorities towards the waste management in order to efficiently collect and dispose the waste by implementing on smart waste management techniques is propelling the market. Rapid pace in urbanization across the globe and expansion of industrial, manufacturing and healthcare sectors are likely to generate large amount of waste which can easily manage and dispose by the smart waste management. Apart from this, rising infrastructure facilities and growing adoption of smart and advanced waste management systems in growing economies with the purpose to dispose the waste by cost-effective and time savings methods in expected to positively impact the growth of smart waste management market.

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Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis segmented the global smart waste management market in the following segments:

By Technology

Smart Collection
RFID Technology (Radio Frequency Identification)
GPS Routing Systems
Vacuum Systems
Fuel Switching

Smart Processing

Advanced MRFs
Mechanical Biological Treatment
RDF Facilities

Smart Disposal

Sanitary Landfills
Bioreactor landfills
Landfill and Solar Integration

Smart Energy Recovery

Waste to Energy (WTE)
Incineration Variants
Advanced Thermal Recycling
Biological Treatment
Direct Use
Electricity Generation
Vehicular Use
Advanced Thermal Treatment
Plasma Arc Gasification
Waste to Fuel (W2F)

By Solution

Asset Management
Analytics & Reporting
Fleet Tracking & Monitoring
Mobile Workforce Management

By Services

Consulting Services
Managed Services

By End-User


By Region

Global smart waste management market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

North America (United States /U.S. & Canada)
Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
Western and Eastern Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Rest of Western Europe)
Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia)
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Rest of World

Growth Drivers and challenges

The economic advantages and fewer requirements of workforce benefits are anticipated to be the dynamic factor behind the rapid growth in smart waste management market in near future. Residential societies, industries, municipalities and various other waste management companies are shifting towards smart waste management in order to cut-down the cost of collection, managing and disposable of waste. The key factors such as easily recovery of useful entity, ease of recycling of waste, availability of numerous smart waste management solution according to the requirements and optimization of waste disposal resources, etc. are likely to swell the demand for smart waste management across the globe during the forecast period 2016-2023. Likewise, rapid growth in urbanization across the globe, set-up of smart cities with advanced technologies to provide better facilities to the population and growing volume of e-waste in emerging economies on account of adoption of new and advanced technology is one of the major driving factors for the growth of smart waste management market.

The market of smart waste management is anticipated to grow on the back of technological advancements and rising focus of waste management from various chemical industries in order to dispose the hazardous waste which is harmful for the environmental health. Presence of stringent regulations from government bodies for disposal of waste and maximizing the renewable benefits from the waste are prompting the demand for smart waste management.

Although, slow adoption in developing nation and lack of awareness in undeveloped region towards smart waste management are the key factors hampering the growth of smart waste management market. Moreover, high initial ……Continued

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Signaling for Help Just Got a Lot Safer

H T for Human Traffick Rescue

H T For Human Traffick Sign for Help in American English

H T For Human Traffick Sign for Help in Spanish

A person slipped past their captor and had a few scarce seconds to in public to relate his predicament to a stranger.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a signal that she could have used to let them know she needed help?”

— Anne Birt-Lillison

APOPKA, FL, USA, March 6, 2017 / — Unfortunately, the note he scribbled on a napkin was seen by his trafficker and confiscated, punishment ensued. How could this situation have turned out better? The captive having a universal silent signal to flash that would leave no trace would be the answer. Thus, the birth of H T signal to end Human Trafficking.

As flight attendant Anne Birt-Lillison and retired Supervisory Federal Air Marshal and Rotarian Sonya LaBosco watched a news report of a woman rescued on an Air Alaska flight, Birt-Lillison wondered, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a signal that she could have used to let them know she needed help?”

Then in February of 2017 LaBosco attended a symposium put on by Rotary District 6980 in Central Florida run by Rotarian and Founder/CEO of The Lifeboat Project, Inc. and Co-Founder and Vice President of Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Inc Jill Bolander Cohen. The symposium included mention of several dangerous scenarios where victims were caught asking for help. This triggered LaBosco’s memory of Birt-Lillison’s question. What if?

LaBosco posed the question to Cohen and that started a discussion back at The Lifeboat Project, Inc.’s (TLP) administrative office in Apopka, FL, USA between Cohen, TLP’s Director of Programming Mary Belmonte-Lindhartsen, and Rotarian Phyllis M. Olmstead, EdD. Cohen had been dreaming of using the American Sign Language letters H and T for the signal. “After all, it is soundless, could be done right in the presence of the captor without her or him seeing the action and would leave no evidence trail to be found,” explained Cohen.

Dr. O., as Olmstead is known and charter president of the Rotary eClub of Florida, jumped on the concept and started producing signs and designed a shirt and bag with the signal in English then surprised the members of TLP with them a couple of days later. She translated the sign into a couple of languages and had them copyedited by native language speakers. Rotarian Gloria Esteban changed the generic Spanish translation to apply to Mexican natives and Dr. O. found a Haitian native to translate it into Haitian Creole. Rotarian Eddie Zhu, who also attended the symposium with Dr. O. and LaBosco translated the sing into Mandarin Chinese. A professional translator in Germany, Katherine Pirkle, is working on converting it to German, Polish, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. Native speakers of others languages are being sought to make it available to more potential saviors and those needing to be saved.

The director of national airline Birt-Lillison works for is interested in placing the signs in the aircraft rest rooms, on the back of aircraft seats/tray tables, and other public locations. The signs have been picked up around the world through Facebook, Rotary International’s Rotary Ideas crowdsourcing program, LinkedIn, Twitter, and

The Lifeboat Project, a 501(c)(3), offers the unprecedented Returning to Wholeness program for all survivors of human trafficking. This Returning to Wholeness Program includes, but is not limited to: Counseling, healthcare, group counseling, job skills, life skills, career skills, and job placement internship programs by calling 407-310-8905.

Rotary International clubs focus their efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop (www.Rotary.Org,

The Rotary eClub of Florida supports the elimination of human trafficking, improving literacy and mother and child survival, and providing clean water, sanitation, and disaster relief locally and worldwide. Contact members at @RotaryeClubFL and The club meets on line at

Jill Bolander Cohen
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Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived

A “must read” for seniors.
Life lessons from beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, who lived to age 101.

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

— Dr. Gary Springer


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.

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“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
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New FDA Regulations Require Companies to Evaluate Food Defense

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Are you doing enough to prevent acts of terrorism in your facility?

The first step to protecting your people and your business lies in educating yourself about the realities of the world today and taking a smart, proactive approach that is unique to each facility.”

— Debby Newslow

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2017 / — D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. ( has partnered with the Global Food Defense Institute (GFDI) to help spread the word about the latest United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, one of which requires that companies evaluate their food defense strategies and implement protections against terrorism. The FSMA legislation is a bi-partisan regulation that is aimed at reducing the threat to public safety from food, produced domestically or imported. By educating while they regulate, the FDA hopes to expand the knowledge base of food producers and protect US consumers in the process.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA, 2011) is made up of seven foundational rules. Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (21 CFR 121, docket ID FDA-2013-N-1425) was effective on July 27, 2016 and requires that all foreign and domestic facilities who manufacture, process, pack or hold human food intended for consumption in the US address hazards that may be intentionally introduced by acts of terrorism or other adverse events that could affect the safety of our food supply. These food facilities are required to implement focused mitigation strategies to prevent such acts, which will protect the US consumer from terrorism introduced through food. One example of such a risk is a deadly disease being introduced into bulk stored food which is then distributed throughout the country.

We must also keep in mind the seeming prevalence of active shooter situations and other direct threats to personal safety that occur in workplaces around the country. If companies knew where their vulnerabilities lie, they would already have been addressed. Most owners and managers of food production facilities are not also experts in homeland security and food defense. It’s not just bank robberies anymore – nowadays, there are threats around many corners, and the more we know the safer we all are.

D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. recognized this gap within our own organization, and entered into a strategic partnership with Mr. Rod Wheeler of the GFDI to bring this important skill set to our clients and the world. He has many years of experience with assisting food production facilities with developing food defense plans. Research has shown that education does help, and people who have been taught how to react do perform better in actual high-stress, high-risk situations. The first step to protecting your people and your business lies in educating yourself about the realities of the world today and taking a smart, proactive approach that is unique to each facility.

Per the requirements of 21 CFR 121, food production facilities must undertake a written vulnerability assessment and develop a food defense plan. To address this requirement as well as other personal safety threats in the workplace, D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. and the GFDI are now offering the Food Defense Management Certification workshop, a 2-day class that educates the attendee on both FSMA compliance and other worker safety strategies. Mr. Rod Wheeler of the GFDI, a dynamic and engaging speaker who is regularly featured on Fox Business News for his knowledge of homeland security and defense, is our lead instructor. Now that the FDA has identified this as a regulatory requirement, all companies must evaluate their systems and develop a written plan for compliance. Mr. Wheeler can offer this service as well, either as a stand-alone or as a pre-requisite to an on-site Food Defense Management Certification Course.

Join us at a public course in Orlando, Tampa, Washington, D.C. or New Orleans, or have us bring the course to you. Visit us on the web at to learn more, or call the office at (407) 290-2754 to speak with one of our knowledgeable associates about your individual situation. We live for our customers – put our experience to work for you!

Erika Miller
D.L. Newslow & Associates, Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire