Bilingual Teacher Shares Exemplary Method of Teaching

Learning to Read in English and Spanish Made Easy: A Guide for Teachers, Tutors, and Parents

Learning to Read in English and Spanish Made Easy: A Guide for Teachers, Tutors, and Parents

An invaluable aide to make reading easy for children

All children should have the opportunity to learn and have the right to excel to the best of their ability, especially in reading.”

— Susie Navarijo

CHEYENNE, WY, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Antonio, Texas. Susie Navarijo's debut book "Learning to Read in English and Spanish Made Easy" is a first-grade bilingual teacher’s guide in teaching reading in both languages. The book is her attempt to share the successful teaching methods she developed over three decades of being an educator.

In most cases, bilingual teachers would have to teach English and Spanish reading at different levels. This book shows the methods that can be used for both reading groups. She also shares the experiences she had in trying to help children with special needs and of different backgrounds. She hopes that her insight and experiences will help anyone who wants to help children of all ages and abilities.

"Susie G. Navarijo's Learning to Read in English and Spanish Made Easy: A Guide for Teachers, Tutors and Parents makes the task of teaching children whose first language is not English clever hints for learning how to read the English language. Her hints for how the letters appear and sound are clever and make reading and writing English fun and enticing for children. It becomes a game instead of a task, says Tess Lyn, an Amazon customer.

"Reading is the critical foundation for learning. It is fundamental to every child’s growth. I began tutoring children from other schools and decided to use my own methods of teaching so I wrote a workbook. It has proven to be very successful. After seeing the children’s success, many teachers would tell me that I should share my method of teaching reading in English and Spanish," Navarijo shares.

Navarijo's book will be featured in this year’s Book Expo America, the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. It will be held on May 29-31 at The Javits Center in New York, NY.

About the Author:
Susie G. Navarijo is a retired first-grade teacher. She taught thirty years at Cable Elementary in the Northside District in San Antonio, Texas, where she was one of the first bilingual teachers in the district. In 1986, she was selected Bilingual Teacher of the Year for the San Antonio Area Association for Bilingual Education. Because she had to divide her groups into English and Spanish, as well as by ability, she developed methods that allowed her to stress commonalities in both languages.

Learning to Read in English and Spanish Made Easy: A Guide for Teachers, Tutors, and Parents
Written by Susan Navarijo
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Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

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John D. Etchemendy Joins the NCJFCJ as Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program Director

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John D. Etchemendy Joins the NCJFCJ

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The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

Etchemendy is a veteran and fourth generation northern Nevadan with a reputation as a passionate advocate for domestic and sexual violence victims.

John joins our renowned and established Family Violence and Domestic Relations department and we are looking forward to leveraging his experience in the field.”

— Joey Orduna Hastings

RENO, NV, USA, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is proud to announce John D. Etchemendy as program director for their Family Violence and Domestic Relations program.

Etchemendy is a veteran and fourth generation northern Nevadan with a reputation and experience as a passionate advocate for domestic and sexual violence victims. He has more than 20 years of experience working in domestic and international nonprofits/non-governmental organizations, emergency response, and education.

“I am committed to working with the NCJFCJ team, board, membership, and our national partners to address family violence and domestic relations issues facing our courts,” said Etchemendy. “It is an honor to help lead the important efforts of the NCJFCJ to enhance judicial skills to promote safety and improve outcomes for victims of violence in the judicial system.”

Recently, Etchemendy served as the executive director of a grassroots nonprofit committed to ending the cycles of domestic and sexual violence in Reno, Nev. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Transformation with a focus in Conflict and Development and a bachelor’s degree in Management. He is a certified domestic violence advocate, sexual assault response team member, and mediator.

"It is exciting to add John to our team with his extensive knowledge and advocacy background in family violence and victim safety," said Joey Orduna Hastings, NCJFCJ chief executive officer. “John joins our renowned and established Family Violence and Domestic Relations department and we are looking forward to leveraging his experience in the field to educate judicial officers, court professionals and law enforcement in best practices relating to the complex issues of domestic violence.”

The Family Violence and Domestic Relations program of the NCJFCJ began in 1987 when the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, first awarded a project aimed at coordinating civil and criminal court responses to domestic violence, particularly with respect to children. For more than 30 years, the goal of the Family Violence and Domestic Relations program seeks to increase the capacity of communities, courts, judges, and related professionals to enhance victim safety and offender accountability through training, technical assistance and policy development. Etchemendy joins the other Family Violence and Domestic Relations program directors, Amy Pincolini-Ford, JD and Eryn Jane Branch, MA, to lead the department of more than 25 experts across the country.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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The Mars Generation Announces 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award Winners for 2019

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We know that, given the right tools and the right support, today’s youth can have a tremendous impact on changing the world both now and in the future.”

— Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mars Generation (TMG) announced its second class of 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award winners. The group is comprised of young people from around the world who are breaking barriers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields and bringing the sciences to the public through multidisciplinary interests. The youngest winner of this international recognition is 13 years old. To qualify for consideration nominees must be members of TMG’s Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program, be under the age of 24 and be involved in work or a project that is focused on STEAM.

“The 24 Under 24 awards elevate youth accomplishments in STEAM fields, empowering and encouraging them to continue working for a brighter future,” said Abigail Harrison, Founder, The Mars Generation. “This year’s 24 Under 24 are doing exceptional work in STEAM, and perhaps even more importantly, in bringing STEAM interest and education beyond their computers and labs, including to rural towns and underrepresented communities.”

Sponsored in 2019 by the United Launch Alliance, the winners for 24 Under 24 are involved in a variety of STEAM interests, including designing mobile apps for social causes, founding nonprofits for science education and inclusion, building open-source lead detection technology, 3D printing prosthetic limbs, developing multi-state star party programs, and facilitating in-class programs in areas of the world where science education has not previously been a priority.

The winners are not only active in academic communities, but also in helping to lift up underrepresented voices–inspiring young people to reach for their goals, improving accessibility in STEAM fields, and creating films or writing books about their discoveries. The 24 Under 24 embody the philosophy of “going above and beyond”–many of them founding their own organizations and/or mentoring young people.

“Working with the 24 Under 24 awards program to identify and catalyze the efforts of young people in STEAM is important to innovation and advancement of industries worldwide,” said Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance and The Mars Generation Advisory Board Member. “We know that, given the right tools and the right support, today’s youth can have a tremendous impact on changing the world both now and in the future.”

“Like those youth honored in our inaugural 24 Under 24 class, this year’s winners are ambassadors of The Mars Generation mission to build a stronger tomorrow by energizing our youth today about space and STEAM no matter what it takes,” said Harrison. “STEAM changes the world, and so do people who not only innovate, but also share ideas with passion. That’s what 24 Under 24 is about, and how our 2019 class shines.”

The 2019 winners of the 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space are:
1. Laalitya Acharya
2. Payton Barnwell
3. Hunar Batra
4. Abigail Bollenbach
5. Simon Bouriat
6. Naia Butler-Craig
7. Aja Capel
8. Julia Di
9. Archika Dogra
10. Tiera Fletcher
11. Lee Giat
12. James Gong
13. Anagha Krishnan
14. Sara Lam
15. Casey Mann
16. Carlla Martins
17. Sophya Mirza
18. Avika Patel
19. Olivia Pierce
20. Gitanjali Rao
21. Jordan Reeves
22. Taylor Richardson
23. Roberto Rodrigues-Otero
24. Maria Gisllanny Bezerra Silva

About The Mars Generation
The Mars Generation is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an advisory board that includes astronauts, engineers, scientists, and professionals from the nonprofit and business communities. Reaching millions of people since 2015, the organization has served students and adults from around the world through multiple programs, including the Student Space Ambassador Program, Future of Space Outreach Program, and Space Camp Scholarship Program. The Mars Generation is supported by private donors, members, influencer work, and major corporate sponsors. Through an innovative approach of leveraging new media technology and providing engaging content and programs, the organization aims to excite and educate students and adults about the importance of human space exploration and STEAM education to the future of humankind.

For more information on The Mars Generation, go to: TheMarsGeneration.org

About United Launch Alliance
With more than a century of combined heritage, ULA is the world’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered 133 satellites to orbit that provide Earth observation capabilities, enable global communications, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, and support life-saving technology.

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Student Employee at Stevenson University Files Class Action for Unpaid Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

A former student employee from Stevenson University, Inc. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of herself and others denied overtime and minimum wage

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On April 19, 2019, a former student employee (Plaintiff) of Stevenson University, Inc. ("Stevenson University") filed a class and collective action lawsuit (Case No. 1:19-cv-01159) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the college to recover unpaid minimum and overtime wages. Stevenson University is a private higher-learning institution in Baltimore County, Maryland. While pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Plaintiff was hired to work as both a receptionist for the university and a Graduate Assistant for the university's lacrosse team.

Plaintiff brought her case on behalf of herself and other students who work or worked for Stevenson University. Plaintiff alleges that the college violated the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and equivalent state wage laws by failing to pay her the correct minimum and overtime wages for all hours worked. Plaintiff alleges that she consistently worked more hours than she was scheduled to work. However, regardless of how many hours that she and other student employees worked, it is alleged they were only permitted to record between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours on their time-sheets each week. It is alleged that Stevenson University prohibited its student employees from reporting working beyond the capped number of weekly hours designated for a given position, resulting in a denial of minimum wage and overtime payments.

According to the Complaint, this was a uniform policy enforced among all student employee positions within the athletic department (including the positions of Team Manager, Graduate Assistant and Assistant Coach) and administrative positions within the university (including, but not limited to, the receptionist position).

Additional information regarding how student employees who work or worked for Stevenson University can learn more about this case by visiting our website or by calling the Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl at 410-244-7005. The case is entitled Brooks v. Stevenson University, Inc.

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl is recognized as a leader in the field of wage and hour litigation. The firm has successfully handled numerous class and collective action lawsuits in the Baltimore-Washington region. The firm is committed to vigorously representing employees whose rights have been violated.

Media contact information: 410-244-7005

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Two GCSEN Foundation Alumni Participate in Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs, Smith College, MA

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Ms. Gyana Srivastava, Wheaton College

Ms. Gyana Srivastava, Wheaton College

Ms. Khadeedja Muheto

Ms. Khadeedja Muheto, Wheaton College Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Programs,

GCSEN is dedicated to spreading the practice of Social Entrepreneurship to higher ed students, institutions, companies and non-profit entities across the world

KINGSTON, NEW YORK, USA, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — GCSEN, The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN Foundation) recently had two of its program alumni, Ms. Gyana Srivastava and Ms. Khadeedja Muheto, both of Wheaton College, Norton MA, participate in the prestigious Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs held at Smith College, Northampton MA.

GCSEN is dedicated to spreading the ideas and practice of Social Entrepreneurship to higher education students and adult learners across the world. The organization’s credo is to “Make Meaning, Make Money, and Move the World to a Better Place” via Social Entrepreneurship education and empowerment, and its Social Venture Experience offerings.

The annual Draper Competition at Smith College is designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need, to advance through the process from venture idea to creation. Through three rounds of tough competition, students demonstrate an understanding of a business or social problem, why the problem requires a new venture to address it, how their idea presents the best solution to the problem, and what resources, partnerships and activities it would take to successfully launch the venture. This year over 1000 women from forty-eight Draper Schools, including Wheaton College and Vassar College, applied to participate, with over $100,000 in cash and scholarships awarded to the winning competitors.

Ms. Gyana Srivastava, Wheaton College (2021) entered into the competition’s Social Impact Track and reached the Top 75 Competitor’s Tier in the overall competition. Her venture, entitled Gurukul Dance, is an initiative designed to create a dance company for special needs children in India. An economics and psychology major, she participated in GCSEN’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at Wheaton in January 2019. In 2017, Ms. Srivastava was awarded Wheaton College’s “Next Genius” Scholarship. A student from The Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, she was selected from a pool of 6,000 Indian high school applicants for the full scholarship. Ms. Srivastava said, “GCSEN gave me the confidence I needed to think out my idea and turn it into a professional level pitch deck. The Draper Competition at Smith College was exciting, and my social venture is now ready to be actualized in India this summer. It took a lot of work but was well worth the effort. I really believe in Gurukul and now have the tools I need to actualize it. Thank you GCSEN!”

Ms. Khadeedja Muheto attended GCSEN’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at Wheaton College in January 2018 as a GCSEN intern. There, she was introduced to the core concepts of 4P social ventures for People, Planet, Profit and Place. A double major in math and economics, she graduated from Wheaton College in 2018 and is currently the College’s Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Programs, WiN Hub and High School Enrichment Activities. Ms. Muheto acted as mentor for Ms. Srivastava’s Gurukul Dance venture in the competition. Ms. Muheteo said, “GCSEN was the catalyst that gave me the confidence to move into the world of social entrepreneurship. I’m now working for Wheaton College in our WiN Hub Social Entrepreneurship office. I mentored Gyana’s social venture through the Draper Competition and the feedback we got from the other competitors and the judges was fantastic!”

The WiN Hub at Wheaton was created in collaboration with the Diana Davis Spencer ’60 Foundation, to introduce the transformative force of social entrepreneurship to the Wheaton community. Through programming, events and workshops, students gain the confidence and competence to follow their passions and launch their own social enterprises. Under Wheaton’s WiN Hub is its Social Venture Launch Program, which includes GCSEN’s Social Venture Boot Camp experience.
GCSEN Founder & President Mike Caslin said, “We are ecstatic that participants in our Social Venture Bootcamps did so well at the Draper Competition. GCSEN is at the cutting edge of Social Entrepreneurship research, education and leadership. We saw how hard Ms. Muheto and Ms. Srivastava worked on this social venture presentation, which will become a viable business someday. Every campus and business can benefit from learning what GCSEN has tested and proven. Participants in our programs consistently rate it as a life-changing experience, with significant knowledge gains and ten-time increases in business formulation rates. The positive ripple effects our programs have on individuals and on campuses has been dramatic, and we continue to build on our successes.”

Since 2015, GCSEN has developed and rolled out a series of innovative Social Entrepreneurship Experience (SVE) offerings including its highly regarded Boot Camps for college students and adult learners, and its on-line blended learning courses with live coaching, SE 101 & SE 102. These courses earn successful participants college accreditation and GCSEN’s SVE Certification, as well as access to GCSEN’s life-long on-line support community. The courses have been taught at Wheaton College, SUNY New Paltz, Vassar College and Saint Peter’s University (Jersey City) and are currently under discussion for implementation at other campuses.

GCSEN Founder & President Mike Caslin is an internationally recognized thought leader of Social Entrepreneurship, currently lecturing at SUNY New Paltz Business School (NY), and St. Peter’s University Business School (Jersey City, NJ). He has spent the last three decades studying, lecturing and facilitating efforts to promote social entrepreneurship on a global scale. GCSEN’s leadership and influence in the field of Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education continues to build, as seen in its support of Wheaton College’s successful effort in 2017 to create enhanced social entrepreneur programming, facilitated by a grant of $10M from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation of Bethesda, MD. Caslin has also been a Subject Matter Expert Witness for the United Nations, the U.S. Congress and The White House.

The GCSEN Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c-3) not-for-profit organization, accelerating social entrepreneurship around the world. For more information about GCSEN, or for an interview with Mike Caslin,
call 212-444-2071; e-mail mike@gcsen.com & visit www.gcsen.com

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Realize Your Beauty Day, a New York City Event Celebrates Body Positivity for Youth

April 28 Event Offers Creative Activities to Promote Human Values & Social Skills for Children & Teens

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NY, US, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Realize Your Beauty Day, a celebration of inner-beauty, positive body image, kindness, and self-esteem for children, teens & families will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Realize Your Beauty, will be held at BALANCE, a leading eating disorder treatment center in New York City.

Realize Your Beauty, founded and directed by Stacey Lorin Merkl, promotes positive body image to youth through theater arts. Through plays & workshops, the organization teaches students about kindness, integrity, respect towards themselves and others, and encourages young people to focus on developing their own unique inner qualities. The goal is to plant a seed of critical thought into young minds and for young people to begin to question the images of beauty that are placed in front of them. Research indicates that cultivating self-esteem in children at an early age fosters mental health later in life and that teaching empathy and kindness can prevent children and teens from aggressive behavior that includes bullying. Furthermore, encouraging concepts of positive body image can reduce the chances of a young person developing an eating disorder.

Realize Your Beauty Day is designed for children, teens, and families and includes a variety of interactive activities including arts & crafts, jewelry making, coloring, juggling, face painting, music, performances and more. This years’ event features award-winning inspirational speaker, educator and coach, Dana Suchow who will be speaking about how to raise body-confident kids. Dana founded DoTheHotpants.com a progressive body positive fashion blog and has been an activist educating the public on the dangers of diet culture and eating disorders. In 2016 Dana co-founded The Ripple, a nonprofit nationwide activist collective focused on helping women make waves in their communities. Realize Your Beauty Day promises to be entertaining yet seeks to provide a unique experience for children and to promote human values that will assist them in their future social development.

For more information, contact:
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Transportation Marketing & Sales Association Announces 2019 Compass Awards Recipients

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The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2019 TMSA Compass Awards Program.

As part of TMSA’s mission, the Compass Awards Program plays an important role in raising the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry,”

— Angie Davids, 2019 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) announces the recipients of the 2019 TMSA Compass Awards Program. In its 67th year of existence, this awards program recognizes marketing and sales best practices by transportation and logistics companies that ultimately demonstrate effective execution and measurable business results.

"As part of TMSA’s mission, the Compass Awards Program plays an important role in raising the standard of marketing innovation and sales performance in the transportation and logistics industry," said Angie Davids, 2019 chairperson of TMSA Recognition Committee and director at YRC Worldwide. "This well-respected awards program recognizes the best and most relevant marketing and sales initiatives in our industry."

According to Davids, this year TMSA received more than 50 entries from companies involved in the commercial freight transportation industry. All entries were judged by teams of seasoned marketing and sales executives using a 6-point proven scaling system to evaluate the strategy and execution of each entry. Total points earned determine whether a recipient receives an Award of Excellence (the highest level of the award) or an Award of Merit. This year, 11 entries received an excellence award and 17 received a merit award.

This year's Compass Awards program featured 15 submission categories: Integrated Campaign, Content Marketing, Digital Sales and Marketing, Social Media Campaign, Advertising Campaign, Media Relations, Events, Direct Marketing Campaign, Sales and Marketing Collateral, CRM Solution, Sales and Marketing Collaborated Effort, New Product Development, Pricing Process and Analysis, Recruiting or Retention Campaign, and Corporate Social Responsibility or Diversity Campaign.

Recipients earning a Compass Award of Excellence are: VantagePoint Logistics; Dot Foods, Inc.; shark&minnow; Women In Trucking Association and MindShare Strategies; and Riverside Transit Agency. Recipients earning a Compass Award of Merit are: Canada Cartage; Dot Foods, Inc.; Energy Transportation Group; YRC Worldwide; James Street Associates; PITT OHIO; Riverside Transit Agency; Ruan Transportation Management; San Joaquin Regional Transit District; shark&minnow; SMC3; Trimble Transportation; and Truckstop.com.

"The TMSA Compass Awards Program provides transportation and logistics companies with the opportunity to showcase their best work in marketing and communication strategies and sales performance," said Brian Everett, CEO of TMSA. "In addition, recipients of this award earn recognition from their peers while they benchmark their work against others in the industry." All award recipients will be honored at an awards banquet June 10 during the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort near Jacksonville, Fla.

For additional information about the TMSA Compass Awards Program and the TMSA Logistics Marketing & Sales Conference, visit www.TMSAtoday.org or call 952-466-6270 ext. 208.

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The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) helps its members and their companies to make sales, marketing and communications strategies more effective, productive, and profitable. The only professional association of its kind serving the transportation and logistics industry, TMSA delivers value to thousands of members through knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions. For more information, visit www.TMSAtoday.org.

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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy explained by Dr. William Matzner

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Dr William Matzner, Physician and Researcher, California

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Dr William L Matzner, Physician, California

Upper GI endoscopy is performed to investigate, diagnose, and in some cases, to treat problems of the upper digestive tract. Dr. William L. Matzner explains it.

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Upper GI endoscopy is the most widely used procedure for the identification of upper digestive tract problems because of its effectiveness and safety … complications … are very rare”

— Dr. William Matzner, California (Healthcare Analytics, LLC)

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is another name for the digestive tract. In human beings, it extends from the oral cavity to the anus. But, for the sake of studying or understanding, it is divided into two, and sometimes three, parts. The first part or the upper GI tract consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). Dr. William L. Matzner has published an explanatory article on this issue. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Matzner at https://drwilliammatzner.blogspot.com

The primary purpose of the GI tract is to convert food that we eat into nutrients, which then get absorbed into the blood and supplied to different organs of the body. Any problem, disorder, disease of the GI tract can affect its functioning and may cause malabsorption, diarrhea, constipation, or other health problems.

For patients suffering from any condition that affects the upper GI tract, a doctor may suggest upper GI endoscopy to investigate, diagnose, and in some cases, to treat a problem.

What is Upper GI Endoscopy?

Upper GI endoscopy is a widely used procedure that allows a doctor to visually examine the inner lining of a patient’s upper gastrointestinal tract to determine the cause of the specific problems they are experiencing. The process is also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD, upper endoscopy, or gastroscopy.

Why Is Upper GI Endoscopy Performed?

As mentioned earlier, the procedure is primarily used to determine the cause of unexplained conditions and symptoms that affect the upper digestive tract. A doctor may suggest upper GI endoscopy for patients experiencing the following problems, without any apparent reason:
* Heartburn
* Nausea and vomiting
* Difficulty in swallowing food
* Pain in the chest (not related to the heart) or upper belly area
* Bleeding
* Unexplained weight loss

Upper GI endoscopy also helps a doctor (a gastroenterologist) in diagnosing the following diseases of the upper digestive tract:
* Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux
* Ulcer
* Precancerous conditions, like Barret’s esophagus
* Esophageal, gastric, and duodenal cancer
* Esophageal varices
* Celiac disease
* Hiatal hernia
* Infections
* Inflammation

For the diagnosis of a disease, such as cancer, the doctor may also take a tissue sample from a part of the GI tract for testing.

While it is primarily a diagnostic procedure, it can also be used to treat a few conditions, such as to prevent bleeding in the upper GI tract or to widen the narrowed esophagus, removing a polyp (abnormal tissue growth), or to remove a foreign object that the patient may have mistakenly swallowed, for example children sometimes swallow coins.

Upper GI Endoscopy Process

In order to examine the GI tract, a tiny camera attached to a long and flexible tube, is inserted from the mouth and is taken through the esophagus and the stomach to the duodenum.

To avoid pain and discomfort, the patient is generally given a sedative intravenously. If deemed necessary, the doctor may also ask for a local anesthetic to be given to the patient. The endoscopy process takes around 15 minutes to half an hour.

Are There Any Preconditions For Upper GI Endoscopy?

In order to see the digestive tract properly, patients are generally asked to not eat or drink anything for around 8 hours before the procedure.

Are There Any Risks of Endoscopy?

While upper GI endoscopy is generally a safe process, some complications may occur in rare cases. At worst, it can cause the following complications:

* Infection – The risk of infection is only present when endoscopy includes additional procedures i.e. something apart from examination and biopsy. However, the infections are not serious and can be easily treated with antibiotics. In cases where a patient is at higher risk of infections, the doctor may prescribe preventive antibiotics before performing the procedure.
* Bleeding – Patients undergoing biopsy or treatment of a digestive issue may suffer from bleeding.
* Tearing – The risk of tearing of the GI tract is generally very low, but increases a bit in cases where additional procedures are performed as part of endoscopy, such as while performing dilation of the esophagus.
* Reaction to sedation – Since everyone’s body reacts differently to medicines, some people may develop a reaction to a sedative. However, they are rarely severe.

Signs of Complications

Following symptoms after the endoscopy could signify a complication, so make sure to immediately tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of them:

* Shortness of breath
* Fever
* Difficulty swallowing
* Chest pain
* Black, bloody, or dark colored stool
* Vomiting, especially if it is like coffee grounds or bloody
* Persistent or severe abdominal pain

How Soon Can You Expect to See Results?

It depends on the reason for which the endoscopy is performed. For example, the patient will be immediately told about the findings if the procedure was performed to identify an ulcer. But, if it is performed to take a tissue sample, the results may take a few days.

Bottom Line

Upper GI endoscopy is the most widely used procedure for the identification of upper digestive tract problems because of its effectiveness and safety. Although complications do occur in some cases, they are very rare. If your doctor has suggested you to go through the procedure, you can be almost assured that you will not experience any difficulty or complications.

About William Lee Matzner, M.D., PhD, FACP

Dr. William Matzner works in the area of healthcare economics consulting at Healthcare Analytics, LLC, in California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. He received his M.D. with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine. In 1988, he was the Solomon Scholar for Resident Research at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Matzner subsequently was awarded a PhD in Neuro Economics from Claremont Graduate University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He has researched and published extensively on the issue of reproduction and immunology in medical literature. He has been in private practice since 1989, specializing in Reproductive Immunology and Internal medicine.

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ACUITY TRADING PARTNERS WITH CR HOPE FOUNDATION TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN ZANZIBAR

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Acuity Trading, a global provider of AI data-driven trading tools, partners with CR Hope Foundation to help fight against poverty for children in Tanzania.

Acuity’s partnership with CR Hope Foundation is the start of a CSR initiative which we hope to extend in the months & years ahead as the company grows.”

— Nikki Carpenter, Acuity Trading

LONDON, UK, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acuity Trading, a global provider of AI data-driven trading tools, is partnering with CR Hope Foundation to help fight against poverty for children and youths in Tanzania. The company’s financial contributions will be matched by a commitment by Acuity’s team to help the charity reach its fundraising target before the Government cut-off date.

CR Hope Foundation, founded in 2016, is trying to raise $85,000 before the end of 2019 to obtain its licence in time to construct a new primary school in 2020. Failure to reach this target will delay the project by a further 12 months due to the annual licence restriction in place by the Zanzibari Government.

“News is the beating heart of Acuity’s business and whilst our focus is on analysing financial news for the investment community, it is hard to ignore the recurring headlines about poverty and particularly child poverty across the world,” said Andrew Lane, CEO of Acuity Trading. “When we learned that one of our closest industry associates had set up CR Hope Foundation, we felt compelled to get behind the initiative.”

The CR Hope Foundation was created by Renos Fountoulakis and local Zanzibari, Casiano Ismaili Mbise, who himself had been the beneficiary of a charitable gift of education by an American tourist. It was because of this gift that Casiano was able to learn English and greatly change the direction of his life.

“Although still relatively young as an organisation, Acuity’s partnership with CR Hope Foundation is the start of a CSR initiative which we hope to extend in the months and years ahead as the company grows,” said Nikki Carpenter, COO of Acuity Trading. “Acuity will be rolling out a number of marketing initiatives throughout 2019 to promote the CR Hope Foundation amongst industry peers to give the project the support it needs to become a reality for the community of Zanzibar.””

“CR Hope Foundation is delighted to have the support of Acuity Trading, both through their charitable donations and their awareness activities, as we strive to reach our goal,” said Renos Fountoulakis. “Being able to realise phase one of our project in 2020 would be a great milestone and the first step in delivering a lifetime of education to the children of Zanzibar.”

About CR Hope Foundation
The CR Hope Foundation is a charity, not-for-profit organization launched in 2016 and registered in Zanzibar. The foundation’s objective is to provide education, promote sports, and fight against poverty for children and youths in Tanzania. The charity’s team is formed of 30 committed members and volunteers. They come from all over the world, yet they share a common desire to make the world a better place through the provision of quality education.

Founder Renos Fountoulakis visited the island and was moved by the struggles he witnessed that the local people were facing every day. Many children have no access to schools and have barely enough money to live. He wanted to help.
However, it was not until a chance encounter with Casiano Ismaili Mbise, a local philanthropist, that the idea for CR Hope really began to take shape.

After talking with Renos about their shared interests in education, Casiano offered to use a small piece of land that he owned to build a school in Kizimkazi, Mkunguni where local children could learn for free.
Now the charity is in the process of building the school and receiving the relevant licenses to be operational by 2020. For more information visit ​https://www.crhopefoundation.org/

About Acuity Trading
Acuity Trading is a financial technology company, extracting and analysing rich sentiment data from global news sources to provide the investment community with an alternative and unique view of the markets, delivered via powerful visualisations.

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in London, Acuity Trading uses sophisticated Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing technology to analyse millions of news items on a daily basis and quantify the mood of the market towards any given tradable instrument including global themes affecting the market.
For further information or to request a demo, please visit ​www.acuitytrading.com​ or contact:
Nikki Carpenter
Email: ​nikki.carpenter@acuitytrading.com Tel: +44 (0) 7786 513757

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Acuity Trading partners with CR Hope Foundation to build a school in Tanzania


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‘Keep Your Eye On The Ball,’Sahara Tanzania urges youths

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Sahara Tanzania is providing a capacity building ‘#KeepYourEyeOnTheBall’ campaign to provide entrepreneurial counsel to prepare players for post-football life.

are passionate about the youths in Tanzania and this continues to guide the various projects we have implemented to enhance sustainable development in Tanzania.”

— Mwajabu Mrutu, Business Development Officer, Sahara Tanzania Limited

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, April 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
There’s something exciting about the energy young people exude. Irrepressible. However, harnessing such energies and shaping them along the path of excellence is an activity that Sahara Group is passionate about. Dar es Salaam, the breath taking city where Sahara Tanzania Limited, a member of the leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, operates became the latest platform for Sahara to showcase its commitment to youth empowerment.

Working with the Tanzania Football Association, Sahara Tanzania Limited is supporting the Tanzanian Sengreti Boys at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) U-17 tournament in Tanzania. Apart from fueling the ambitions of the enterprising future stars by making fuel available to ferry the players and fans to and from the stadium, Sahara Tanzania is providing a capacity building ‘#KeepYourEyeOnTheBall’ campaign to provide entrepreneurial and financial counsel to prepare the young players for post-football life.

The #KeepYourEyeOnTheBall project is Sahara’s way of urging the players not to neglect the pursuit of educational and entrepreneurial goals to ensure they are able to keep their dreams alive after their active playing days are over. “We are passionate about the youths in Tanzania and this continues to guide the various projects we have implemented to enhance sustainable development in Tanzania. We believe in the future of these young stars and view this as the best time to encourage them to also channel their energies towards pursuing off-the-field goals that would help them take on other challenges after recording huge feats as footballers,” said Mwajabu Mrutu, Business Development Officer, Sahara Tanzania Limited.

According to Mrutu, Sahara Tanzania Limited would continue to work with relevant authorities to push the project beyond football. She urged the media and influencers across the nation to embrace and support the campaign to generate more interest and acceptance nation-wide. “The #KeepYourEyeOnTheBall message is not just for footballers. We believe it is a timely call to action to all young people in Tanzania. Sahara Group is happy to join forces with other stakeholders to ensure that the message gains more momentum and becomes a mantra that guides the lives of all the youths in Tanzania,” she added.

Sahara Group’s interventions in Tanzania are driven by Sahara Foundation. Working though the Foundation, Sahara Tanzania Limited has implemented several projects including the Upgrade of Library at Pugu Secondary School that serves over 1000 students; the School Sanitation Wash & Hygiene (SWASH) Project, which involved the provision of toilets & washrooms at Salma Kikwete Secondary School and youth empowerment projects, notably, the #MyFutureStartsWithMe conference, which rallied young people to look inwards for inspiration and pursue their ambitions with unyielding desire.

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