CREA wraps up country's first parenting skills project in Dhaka

A two-day primer training course on parenting skills is in session at CREA conference room in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

CREA has concluded a 1-year project to promote positive parenting skills that would reduce young generation's vulnerability to drug abuse significantly.

DHAKA, DHAKA, BANGLADESH, April 30, 2018 / — CREA ends pilot project on parenting skills

CREA today wraps up the Instituting Parenting Skills (IPS) project, the first of its kind in Bangladesh that has made 93 parents and caregivers of children and youth deemed vulnerable to drugs abuse amply equipped with relevant parenting skills that can crop the risks drastically.

The one-year pilot project was launched in May 2017 with joint funding from the society for Community-health Rehabilitation Education and Awareness (CREA) and the UNODC.

Designing and imparting a comprehensive training program on relevant and effective parenting skills for the target group was the axis of the pilot project against the backdrop of research findings across the globe have been emphasizing with persistence the critical role played by parents and caregivers in preventing drugs abuse. For example, the report of a seminal study by Rick Kosterman of the University of Washington says, “Parental monitoring and supervision are critical for drug abuse prevention. These skills can be enhanced with training on rule-setting; techniques for monitoring activities; praise for appropriate behavior; and moderate, consistent discipline that enforces defined family rules.”

The trainees were short-listed through extensive promotion and outreached assessment, and the training module was developed incorporating the views of the youths and in collaboration with a high-profile panel of experts in this field.

Divided into six batches, the participating parents and caregivers received the training free of cost in two phases – first a 2-day primer phase and after a couple of months a 1-day booster phase. Nine of the trainees who were facing challenging parenting difficulties also received thorough counseling and psychosocial therapies that indeed were successful in resolving those crises.

A reference booklet containing key parenting information, such as common parenting problems and strategies to cope with them, were developed and distributed among the graduated trainees. In addition, CREA also carried out an action research to use its findings to further develop the training module and for future course-setting, as promoting and instituting positive parenting is and will remain for quite a long time an imperative task to ensure people’s wellbeing by reducing the young generation’s risks of drugs abuse and other sorts of delinquency.

In conclusion, the project IPS recaps that the more positive is the parenting quality in a society, the more chances it has to remain free of drugs and delinquency, the more like its people are to enjoy psychosocial wellbeing.

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IntelliBoard Now Available in Japan via Resonant-Solutions

Educational institutions and training organizations in Japan now have access to IntelliBoard through Resonant-Solutions, a Japanese provider of LMS solutions

Resonant Solutions has been absolutely incredible – a complete powerhouse of service and support while translating our platform to the Japanese language.”

— Dr. Tonya Riney

MONROE, CT, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2018 / — IntelliBoard,the premier reporting and analytics provider for the Moodle™ LMS and Moodle Premium Integrator, announces its expansion to Japan through Resonant Solutions, an IntelliBoard partner, and provider of LMS solutions.

Resonant Solutions has translated the IntelliBoard platform to Japanese and will provide support and training for IntelliBoard clients in Japanese. Clients fluent in English can also contact IntelliBoard directly. Training organizations and educational institutions throughout Japan can now access the IntelliBoard's user-friendly, real-time insight to inform their educational business decisions.

Kanji Syuto, CEO, expressed enthusiasm for IntelliBoard: "IntelliBoard allows users to easily analyze the state of learning for schools and companies that use open source LMS environments."

"We are so fortunate to have Resonant Solutions as a new IntelliBoard partner," stated Dr. Tonya Riney, VP Client Services for IntelliBoard. Resonant Solutions has been absolutely incredible – a complete powerhouse of service and support while we translated our platform to the Japanese language. Having IntelliBoard available within the Japanese market in its native language is an absolute thrill."

About IntelliBoard offers analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions who use the Moodle™  LMS. IntelliBoard extracts the statistical data collected in Moodle™  and presents this rich data on a single dashboard in the form of easy-to-read, aesthetic, and printable charts, graphs, and formatted reports. We strive to be the premier analytics dashboard for Moodle™  LMS users. Feel the strength of empowered learning with our purposefully built analytics for education and training. Our mantra: provide the best instantly-available, most-simplified point-and-click access to your Moodle™  LMS data to inform your educational business decisions.

Contact Tonya Riney @ IntelliBoard:, +1.866.89.REPORTS

About Resonant Solutions

Resonant Solutions provides cloud-service support for open-source LMS environments, plug-in development, and services to universities and companies in Japan. Resonant Solutions also supports Mahara, KalturaCE, Wowza Streaming Engine, and is a gold sponsor of the Japanese Moodle Moot.

Contact Kanji Syuto @ Resonant Solutions:, TEL 03-6721-7430

Tonya Riney, PhD, VP
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Billing Buddies ® Accepted by iTunes

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Billing Buddies® Releases YouTube Videos and PodBean Podcasts

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, April 28, 2018 / — Billing Buddies ® is pleased to announce that our podcasts can now be heard on iTunes. Billing Buddies ® is a medical billing and training service that enjoys optimizing and expediting our providers' reimbursement so they are better able to serve their clients. If you are looking for a medical billing or training service, please email or call/text 612.432.2366.
Our Podcasts can be heard at iTunes or viewed at or you can view videos on YouTube by searching for Billing Buddies. Please subscribe and like our podcasts and videos.

Bonnie J. Flom, CMRS
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Las Vegas Law Firm Gives Back by Sponsoring 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair

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Glen Lerner Gives Back through partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair.

Bike safety is critical for children’s health and wellness. Make sure your child has every safety precaution available.”

— -Glen Lerner, ESQ

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, April 27, 2018 / — Glen Lerner proudly announces their partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 10 am-1 pm. This event will be held at the LVMPD Headquarters, at 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Join the office of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys at their table, where they will be providing fun giveaways to some lucky children. Maybe your child will walk away with a brand-new bike helmet, while supplies last. Bike safety is no laughing matter and your child should be protected properly. Get there early and make sure your child is protected.

“Bike safety is critical for children’s health and wellness,” said attorney Glen Lerner. “Make sure your child has every safety precaution available.”

Other sponsors of the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair include Popeyes, American Red Cross, the NLPOA and the LVMPDF.

Chat with our experts and find out what they can do for you. Bring your family and take advantage of everything this wonderful event will offer.

Available and free screenings at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair:

● Vision
● Dental
● Blood Pressure
● Glucose

Don’t miss out on the fun and games for your family, with free entertainment and even free food! Get your questions answered from local experts about medical insurance, home health care and so much more. There will be wellness demonstrations throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the blood drive, immunizations, children ID’s, pregnancy services or mammography mobile unit. To learn more about this event, visit or email

More about Glen Lerner Gives Back

Interested in learning more about how Glen Lerner and his Las Vegas personal injury team makes Southern Nevada better? Glen Lerner believes in giving back to the community and encourages others to get involved. The office of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys proudly partners with the LVMPD as often as possible. You can find more information about how the law firm supports the Las Vegas community at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair.


Brian Prezgay
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
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John Marshall Law School Recognizes Student Accomplishments at 2nd Annual Honors Ceremony

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, April 27, 2018 / — The John Marshall Law School in Chicago celebrated the academic and co-curricular accomplishments of its students at the 2nd Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony on April 18. More than one hundred students were recognized at the event.

Awards were bestowed on students for achievements such as earning the highest grade in a course, participating in an honors program or journal and holding a student government position.

The Office of Student Life debuted two new awards this year. The Advocacy Leadership Award was created to honor a student who has demonstrated strong leadership in generating campus-wide awareness about existing social issues and advocating for change in the community. Third-year student Zuneera Masood Johnwell was the inaugural recipient.

The Spirit of Excellence Award honors a student who has consistently collaborated with a variety of student groups and John Marshall departments to produce quality events and services. Third-year student Kaylee Willis received this year’s award.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School
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Chaitanya Cherukuri explains the process of starting a new business

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An exciting but often daunting prospect, many people dream of starting their own business.

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, April 27, 2018 / — While the process may be challenging and undeniably stressful at times, it's also a process which can be incredibly rewarding, according to Chaitanya Cherukuri.

Marketing professional Cherukuri Chaitanya explains, "Starting a business, for many people, is the American dream. To be successful and profitable in business is never more rewarding than when you're in charge, and when everything is as a result of your own hard work and investment."

From writing a business plan and determining the legal structure of the company, to hiring employees and dealing with consumer law, the process can often be overwhelming for first-time business owners.

Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that as many as 35% of new businesses fail in their first two years. A further 15% will fail over the course of the following three years, with just half of all businesses surviving five years or more.

Cherukuri believes that breaking the process down into smaller steps can help new business owners to more easily overcome many of the most common obstacles. "Start by looking at business funding options," he advises. "Government-guaranteed loans, grants, and other financial assistance are usually available to help get things off the ground," he adds.

The Texas-based marketer also suggests getting to grips with tax requirements early on, stressing the importance of complying with state, federal, and local tax laws. "Consult the IRS," advises Cherukuri. "Ensure that all federal tax requirements for starting a business are met."

He continues, "Check out state-level requirements, too, as each state enforces different tax rules for starting and running a business."

Cherukuri also stresses not only the importance of business insurance but also of health insurance to cover any employees. "Not just that," he adds, "business owners must ensure that they themselves have adequate health insurance in place at the same time."

Of the employee hiring process itself, Cherukuri suggests new business owners familiarize themselves with key federal and state regulations. "By law," he states, "you must only employ individuals with the necessary permission to work in the U.S."

"Read up on consumer protection law, too," urges Cherukuri. "As a business owner, it's vitally important to understand your rights and responsibilities regarding protecting your customers."

Chaitanya Cherukuri's final piece of advice is to connect with a business mentor where possible. "A mentor will be able to offer invaluable advice on the process, while simultaneously helping to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes while getting the project off the ground," the marketing professional adds in closing.

To connect with Chaitanya Cherukuri, you can connect with him on Linkedin.

Eric Ash
Web Presence, LLC
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CheckMate E-Heath App Reaching the Press at HLTH Expo Las Vegas 2018: CheckMate the Uber of STD Testing

New STD Sharable Testing App Emerges as Affordable E-Health Testing Alternative; Meet Team May 7 & 8th in Las Vegas

We want people to start saying do you use CheckMate? The same as when people say, “Let’s take an Uber”. We want to make the conversation between people easier regarding their sexual health”

— Chelsea Seifers, Director of New Business CheckMate

BOCA RATON, FL, USA, April 27, 2018 / — CheckMate Healthcare will be making its debut at HLTH Expo 2018. Learn about the newest Health Tech App transforming healthcare and improving STD testing quality while lowering costs. CheckMate provides at-home self-testing and in-lab testing nationwide for simple and affordable STD testing, telemedicine treatment and private result sharing. Let the founding team show you how CheckMate is changing the conversation with its revolutionary Health Tech App at Booth 426 at HLTH 2018. CheckMate is already being downloaded as an innovative, high-quality solution to the growing STD epidemic.

CheckMate’s confidential results sharing capabilities make it a win for dating sites. CheckMate puts the power of a healthy sex life, cost effectively in the palm of everyone’s hand.

With STD’s at an all time high, and the trend of sexting, the rise of STD’s creates a true public health threat. CheckMate Healthcare’s digital health app provides a mobile option to drive more STD testing. CheckMate not only makes safe sex easier, it creates a cultural shift to start the sexual health conversation. Just like the trend of "dick pics” the trend in using e-health apps for healthcare is growing. CheckMate is at the forefront of this trend and has been chosen to pitch to top VCs May 6-9, at HLTH Expo 2018 on the app’s features and the conversation of disruptive information in healthcare. CheckMate is taking appointments for on site visits now.

”We want people to start saying do you use CheckMate? The same as when people say, “Let’s take an Uber”. We want to make the conversation between people easier regarding their sexual health” says CheckMate’s Director of New Business, Chelsea Seifers.

Ready to meet the perfect mate? Swiping right? Then it’s time to use the new mobile STD app from CheckMate, free in the iPhone and Google App Stores. CheckMate offers the ideal partnership between a social and medical app. CheckMate offers at home self check kits and pre-paid testing at thousands of lab locations. It provides comprehensive tests for all genders, including PrEP testing (pre-exposure prophylaxis for high risk HIV exposure) from the privacy of your home.

Want to share your STD- free status? CheckMate developed its Gold Pass to make it easy, confidential and convenient to share your latest STD test results with your mate or potential new mates. Just forward your “Gold Pass” clean bill of health with your name, nickname, or anonymously. After viewing the results are gone, just like snapchat.

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CheckMate will be the leading consumer and professional brand for STD testing, treatment and result sharing. Changing social stigmas and making the conversation about sexual health easier, “Do you use CheckMate?”.

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LCBO Raises Funds for Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada will invest the funds into education, advocacy and research initiatives as well as in its more than 80 support groups in Ontario alone.

We want to thank LCBO’s generous customers and supportive staff who continue to help us increase public awareness of our charity through their network of stores across the Ontario.”

— Joyce Gordon, CEO, Parkinson Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 27, 2018 / — TORONTO, ON, April 27, 2018 — Starting April 29, 2018, the public can help support Parkinson Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 660 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Parkinson Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until May 26, 2018.

In Canada, over 100,000 women and men from diverse social backgrounds live with Parkinson’s which changes almost every aspect of daily living, including movement, ability to smell, mood, speech, eating and swallowing, sleep and thinking processes. Parkinson Canada will invest the funds raised through the LCBO donation boxes into education, advocacy and research initiatives as well as in its more than 80 support groups in Ontario alone.

“We want to thank LCBO’s generous customers and supportive staff who continue to help us raise significant funds and increase public awareness of our charity through their network of stores across the Ontario,” says Joyce Gordon, CEO, Parkinson Canada. “These funds help us to greatly touch the lives of those living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and healthcare providers, and offers hope for a future without Parkinson’s. For these individuals, a cure can’t wait.”

“As a community-minded and socially responsible retailer, LCBO is proud to partner with Parkinson Canada through the Giving Back In Our Community fundraising program,” says Jennifer Bell, Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs, LCBO. “Through the generosity of our customers and the support of our staff, funds raised will help support services for families in communities all across Ontario.”

Parkinson Canada is one of 28 provincial (and numerous local) charities that will benefit from LCBO’s province-wide donation box program in 2018. In fiscal 2016 -17, LCBO raised a total of more than $13.3 million for charities through in-store fundraising, special programs and initiatives. In addition, LCBO’s annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $2.06 billion in fiscal year 2016-17, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.

Parkinson Canada sincerely thanks Canadians for their support when shopping at their local LCBO store from April 29– May 26, 2018.

Parkinson Canada provides services and education to support people living with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and the health care professionals who treat them. Operating since 1965, the organization advocates on issues that concern the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program. Parkinson Canada participates in numerous coalitions and partnerships to effectively fulfil its mission. Visit to learn more.

La LCBO recueille des fonds pour Parkinson Canada

TORONTO (Ontario), le 27 avril 2018 — À compter du 29 avril, le grand public pourra soutenir Parkinson Canada en faisant un don dans l’une des 660 succursales et plus de la Régie des alcools de l’Ontario (LCBO). Des boîtes de dons seront posées près des caisses de la LCBO jusqu’au 26 mai 2018.

Au Canada, plus de 100 000 hommes et femmes de divers milieux sociaux sont atteints de la maladie de Parkinson, ce qui change presque tous les aspects de leur quotidien, incluant le mouvement, l’odorat, l’humeur, la parole, la capacité à manger et à déglutir, le sommeil et la pensée. Parkinson Canada investira les fonds recueillis dans les boîtes de dons de la LCBO dans des initiatives d’éducation, de défense des intérêts et de recherche ainsi que dans plus de 80 groupes de soutien en Ontario seulement.

« Nous tenons à remercier les clients généreux et les employés solidaires de la LCBO qui continuent de nous aider à recueillir des fonds importants et à sensibiliser davantage le public à notre organisme de bienfaisance par l’entremise de leur réseau de succursales dans l’ensemble de l’Ontario, affirme Joyce Gordon, présidente et chef de la direction de Parkinson Canada. Ces fonds nous aident à améliorer grandement la vie des personnes atteintes de la maladie de Parkinson, de leurs aidants et de leurs fournisseurs de soins de santé, et nous donnent l’espoir d’un avenir sans la maladie de Parkinson. Pour ces personnes, un remède doit être trouvé maintenant. »

« En tant que détaillant animé par l’esprit communautaire et socialement responsable, la LCBO est fière de travailler en partenariat avec Parkinson Canada dans le cadre du programme de collecte de fonds Ayons du cœur pour notre collectivité, affirme Jennifer Bell, vice-présidente, Communications et affaires générales, LCBO. Grâce à la générosité de nos clients et à l’appui de notre personnel, les fonds recueillis aideront à soutenir les services offerts aux familles dans toutes les collectivités de l’Ontario. »

Parkinson Canada est l’un des 28 organismes de bienfaisance provinciaux (et de nombreux organismes locaux) qui profiteront du programme provincial de boîtes de dons de la LCBO en 2018. Au cours de l’exercice 2016-2017, la LCBO a recueilli plus de 13,3 millions de dollars destinés à des organismes de bienfaisance au moyen de campagnes de financement en succursale, de programmes spéciaux et d’initiatives. En outre, le transfert annuel de dividendes de la LCBO au gouvernement de l’Ontario, qui a totalisé 2,06 milliards de dollars dans l’exercice 2016-2017, permet de soutenir un large éventail de programmes, de priorités et de services importants du gouvernement, y compris les soins de santé et l’éducation.

Parkinson Canada remercie sincèrement les Canadiens qui offriront leur appui lorsqu’ils se rendront dans leur succursale de la LCBO entre le 29 avril et le 26 mai 2018.



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Words, Pictures and Children's Imagination Come Alive at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2018

SHARJAH, UAE, April 27, 2018 / — Described as “Sharjah’s gift to the world” by Ahmad Al Ameri, the chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is certainly a huge gift wrapped in a world of fun, delight and learning for the young members of the society. 10 days of activity, amazement and creativity at the Expo Centre Sharjah, the 10th edition of the SCRF was inaugurated by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

Following the festival theme “Your Future Just a Book Away”, as 134 local and foreign publishers, and 286 authors, poets and other literary guests join to add colors to this outstanding cultural festival, with over 50,000 children are being led through some 2,600 events and activities spanned over 11 days of the festival. SCRF 2018 offers a series of interactive and creative activities, sessions and workshops for the young learners under the main theme of Kids Activities, Cultural Programs, Social Media Café, Cultural Café, Kids’ Creative Café as well as Cookery Corner. The event further comprises many distinctive features including 3D Books workshop, Pop-up Books Exhibitions, Future Machine Exhibition, SCRF mascots and a cooking competition called “Little Chef” for children aged from 6-10 and 11-16 years.

Sheikh Sultan personally toured the different displays, workshops and exhibition halls adorned with a vast collection of printed as well as digital publications and learning materials by local, regional and international publishing houses and organizations. During his visit, he also viewed and appreciated the Children’s Books Illustrations, where 104 illustrators contributed their 355 artworks from 32 countries, including 12 Emirati and 29 illustrators from other Arab countries.

Sheikh Sultan commended the illustrators for their contributions in capturing children’s imagination to help develop their interest in reading. Illustrators that stood out receiving exhibition awards from Sheikh Sultan were Rasa Jansiawiskit (Lithuania) with first prize, Yang Park (South Korea) with second position and ranking third was Mariana Pedraza hailing from Mexico.

Further at the books exhibition the SCRF Awards 2018 were awarded to authors with Dr. Ibrahim Shalabi and Sonia Al Nimr receiving the Arabic Young Adult Book Award, targeting children 13 to 17 years of age, for their books “Wasim Tours” and “Thunderbird” respectively, while the International Children’s Book Award was presented to Michelle Zilkoski as well as Mariam Saqr Al Qasimi for her book “Where the Letters Disappeared?”. Author Nahed Al Shawwa scored the award for the Best Arabic Children’s Book (age group 4 – 12 years) for her book “One Dream or Two”. The Sharjah Police Science Academy also received an award for their work for the visually impaired children.

This year the SCRF features specialized spaces not much different from labs for children’s activities aimed at instilling a deeper sense of interactive exchange with kids. The children have the opportunity to experience several different learning techniques meant to provoke creative interest in them and develop it further with the help of innovative approaches. For instance, at the Future Machine Exhibition, children are being familiarized with new age digital models and replicas developed on the principles of artificial intelligence whereas the Fun Robotics Centre introduces them to stimulating workshops to help children as well as adults develop their knowledge and skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mechanics.

Then there is the 3D Books Exhibition that brings back the ancient art of pop-up books to children filling their minds with wonder and, the 3D art workshop held by Italian children’s book publisher Matteo Faglia further helps intrigue their imagination by teaching them how to turn a simple piece of paper into a 3D pop-up. While over at the Social Media Café, guiding about the use of new-world social media platforms, the children are being educated about their safe and useful application in daily life.

Moving on, children have some real amazement and excitement in store in the form of virtual reality and augmented reality interactive sessions at the VRXOne led by CEO, Dr. Sana Farid. The workshop seems to attract a huge crowd of young as well as adult visitors as the children are guided through different Google Expeditions exploring the virtual worlds of biology, geology and world travels. Their excitement and interest piques up as their actions translate into response by virtual objects.

The festival also features a series of Arab and foreign theatrical performances combining education with entertainment including the virtual reality illusion show by famous Japanese visual artist Hara Hiroki, showcasing the latest in fusion magic and holographic illusionary art.

As the SCRF 2018 continues to go on capturing the attention of the youth, enlightening them on the importance of book reading and the various creative and innovative conventional and modern learning techniques, the event has still a lot to offer over the next few days promising great excitement, entertainment and learning.

Hajra Khan
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Robert A. Creo, The Happy Effective Lawyer to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, April 27, 2018 / — In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the narrator’s father Atticus Finch served as a moral hero for many readers and a model of integrity for lawyers. He was the same at work as he was at home, church or anywhere else. He led an integrated life and never compromised his values.

The law attracts a certain type of person, of course: driven, ambitious, competitive. The power of the billable hour has promoted a culture where 80-hour work weeks are not only common but encouraged or necessary to meet the annual minimum billing mandates. As a result, few lawyers, especially younger lawyers, are claiming personal satisfaction from their work, to say nothing of achieving the elusive work-life balance.

Robert A. Creo has 40 years of practical experience in the dispute resolution field as an attorney, author, arbitrator, and mediator. Today, Creo is paying it forward as an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne School of Law and the principal of the Happy! Effective Lawyer, LLC, educating lawyers, especially millennials, on specific ways to promote job satisfaction.

“I've had a wonderful life, a wonderful career, so it distresses me to meet or read about so many lawyers who are unhappy,” says Creo. “Younger lawyers are not entering the professions with a high degree of personal satisfaction in their work. I don't think it has to be that way.”

Creo believes the concept of work-life balance is based on a false premise. It’s not simply a matter of working less, but rather deriving more satisfaction from the considerable time you spend working each day. You have to whistle while you work. You have to want to go to work.

“All through my career, I never dreaded Monday morning,” recalls Creo. “Sometimes I was looking forward to Monday because I wanted to get to the office and get things accomplished.

“There are going to be unpleasant tasks, there are going to be tasks that are boring, and there will be tasks that you'll perceive are beneath you. They're just part and parcel of work and life. You have to accept it and be content with what you do.”

Creo says the more autonomous you are in the work correlates to greater job satisfaction. Studies have shown lawyers who are working in the public interest, in service and academia, and who are not billing hourly, are much happier. They feel their work is meaningful. They love their job more and life is better.

“I care because I am a lawyer, I always wanted to be a lawyer, and I want people to say they're proud to be a lawyer.” says Creo. “There’s no job where every minute is joyful. It's just unrealistic, and probably unhealthy, to expect that. You want to be passionate for your work, but it's OK to be engaged and satisfied, and for that to be good enough.”

"Creo's goal is to help lawyers via online courses and workshops that teach eight core competencies, backed by scientific research, that enhance performance and contentment."

CUTV News Radio will feature Robert A. Creo in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on May 1st at 12pm EDT

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

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Lou Ceparano
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