Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team set to tour North America

ITC August 2018 Student Exhibition team

On August 13th, Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team will arrive in Toronto from Tel Aviv, with stops in Chicago, Ohio, and the NJ/NY Metro area.

Our goal is to teach Israeli children, some of whom live on or below the poverty line, that they can live in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring”

— Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2018 / — The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student exhibition team will set off on a tour of North America, beginning in Toronto, including stops in the US, beginning Monday, August 13th.

“When we opened our first center 1976 no one could have dreamed how much our work would transform the lives of so many Israeli children, preparing them for life,” said ITC Founder Bill Lippy. “And to see how the organization has grown from a single center to 14 locations, strategically built in underprivileged communities throughout Israel, is gratifying beyond belief.”

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is an organization dedicated to helping Israeli children of all backgrounds to coexist in a safe, nurturing environment while learning invaluable life skills through the sport of tennis. The goal is to impact this generation and create lasting peace, in one of the most turbulent areas in the world. “Our goal is to teach Israeli children, some of whom live on or below the poverty line, that they can live in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring," states Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development. "As we believe, this will set them on the path toward a brighter future and allow them to be advocates within their communities.”

On Monday, August 13th, the the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team will arrive in Toronto from Tel Aviv. The team will then travel to New York, Chicago and Ohio, as well as various stops in the the NJ/NY Metro area, including the East End of Long Island (The Hamptons). The team will be in North America through August 27th, ending the tour by attending the Opening Day of the US OPEN at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centers, after which they will head back to Israel.

The exhibition schedule includes the following exhibitions and events:
Tuesday, August 14th, Toronto – Oakdale Country Club
Saturday, August 18th, Southampton, NY (Private Home)
Sunday, August 19th, Chicago, IL – Midtown Athletic Club
Tuesday, August 21st, Youngstown, Ohio – Akiva Academy
Wednesday, August 22nd, Youngstown, Ohio (Private Home)
Thursday, August 23rd, Mt. Kisco, NY (Private Home)
Saturday, August 25th, Westhampton Beach, NY (Private Event)

The team includes a diverse group of Israeli junior tennis players, including #1 ranked (15 and under) Jennifer, an immigrant from Nigeria. See her story here:

The team and their coach represent various Israel Tennis Centers across Israel. During their appearances in Canada and the US, in addition to playing tennis, they will share their personal stories about what the ITC has meant to them, their families and the communities in which they live.

The focus of the ITC is on changing children’s lives every day, so they can become better human beings. Through its social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk; recent immigrants; children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities; and Girls Empowerment. The ITC also recognizes the ability of tennis to bring together children from different religions as seen in its highly successful Doubles Coexistence Program and Twinned Kindergartens for Peace.

“We are thrilled to provide our children the opportunity to travel to the US and play in these great tennis communities and serve as youth ambassadors for Israel abroad,” state Glodstein. “It is a phenomenal thing to witness, these children learn so much by having this unique, eye-opening experience and getting to meet some of the wonderful people who support them.”

Information or to attend these exhibitions and events, please go to: or contact Yoni Yair, VP of Development at 954-480-6333 or All those interested in attending the events must register in advance. Tax deductible contributions are appreciated either online or on site.

About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 500,00 children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation
57 W. 38th St, Suite 605
New York, New York 10018
(212) 784-9200

Hilarie Viener
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ITC Star of Tomorrow

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In Their Own Words: More Extraordinary Stories From Ordinary People

Fatima Alexander, Publisher

The magazine that will be read and re-read over the years

I’d never planned to reach so many people with my own words, but have been inspired by the experiences and achievements of so many others.”

— Fatima Alexander

ALEXANDRIA, VA, US, August 1, 2018 / — I Am Unashamed, LLC
August 1, 2018

Alexandria, VA: Noted author and journalist, Fatima Alexander, has announced August 15, 2018 as the international distribution date for the next issue of I Am Unashamed. This unique publication has not only been recognized as a magazine, coffee table book and guide to overcoming life’s challenges, this next issue continues the testimonies by and for a worldwide audience, from all walks of life, backgrounds and circumstance.

In her first book, The Faith of Hannah, Ms Alexander recounted her own life experiences and the tests of faith far beyond those of the Biblical Job. After escaping an abusive relationship, with two children in tow, this single-mom found solace and sanity in beginning a personal journal. Confronted with a series of family tragedies, trials and against all odds, Fatima has taken life’s lemons and made enough lemonade to serve everyone who has shared her thirst.

That catharsis evolved into a book and has now become an international periodical, safe haven, for both readers and contributors alike. I Am Unashamed is far more than a “magazine”. In content and esthetics, every issue is intended and designed to endure the use and abuse of “book-quality” reference volumes. What started as a “Dear Diary” concept, now reaches an ever-growing global audience, has a new state-of-the-art studio and has become a planetary mission.

Articles encompass 1st person accounts of those who have survived and thrived in spite of poverty, disability, abuse, addiction, criminal convictions and all the other obstacles that life throws at all of us.

In her most recent press interview, despite her own success story, Fatima has explained, “I’ve never considered myself to be a professional writer or journalist. I’d never planned to reach so many people with my own words, but have been inspired by the experiences and achievements of so many others. I began writing only to avoid total despair, maintain my sanity and leave a legacy to my two boys. The stories that I write are no longer mine; they are those of average folks who have accomplished heroic feats. We welcome and encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to share and be published. Only their story is important – we don’t care about spelling or grammar. Together we will find, develop and write their story the way it was meant to be told.

Past and future editions of I Am Unashamed, as well as The Faith of Hannah, are always available to both the U.S. and international markets through , , and .

Current and upcoming issues of I Am Unashamed are already in the publication process. Submissions for September 2019 are now being actively solicited. Continued success of the publication – and the lives it touches – is driven by readership and their input.

Mike Stanton
I Am Unashamed, LLC
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CCHR Educates School Safety Conference Attendees on Psychiatric Drug Dangers

CCHR's report is designed to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence and suicide-inducing drug risks.

CCHR’s report is designed to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence and suicide-inducing drug risks.

CCHR Florida

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

27 international drug agency warnings link psychiatric drugs to the adverse effects of violence, mania, psychosis or homicidal ideation

For the past 20 years, CCHR has been investigating and exposing the interrelationship between mass murder, violent crime, suicide and psychiatric drugs.

People are demanding answers to the violence in our schools and the connection between psychiatric drugs and acts of violence must be investigated if an answer is to be found.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2018 / — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the mental health industry, educated hundreds of school officials, security professionals, School Resource Officers and members of law enforcement during the 13th Annual National School Safety Conference & Exposition on the correlation between mass murder, violent crime, suicide and psychiatric drugs.

Advertised as the largest and most comprehensive conference covering all the aspects of school safety and security, the National School Safety Conference attracted more than 900 attendees and 100 exhibitors from across the country all focused on improving school security measures. These security measures ranged from facial recognition technology to portable scanners and sessions on how to respond to an active shooter but one exhibitor was there with a different message the undeniable connection between school shootings and psychiatric drugs.

For the past 20 years, CCHR has been investigating and exposing the interrelationship between mass murder, violent crime, suicide and psychiatric drugs. During this time CCHR has reported that those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs have committed at least 36 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence.[1] This correlation is not surprising when you consider that prescribed psychiatric drugs, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs, have been documented by 27 international drug regulatory agency warnings, including the U.S. FDA, to cause side effects of mania, hostility, violence, and even homicidal ideation in a percentage of those prescribed.[2]

Prompted by the tragic school shootings in Florida and Texas, the international headquarters for CCHR released a compelling 64-page report titled Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide: School Shootings & Other Acts of Senseless Violence, which details more than 60 examples of school and mass shootings, stabbings and senseless violent acts committed by those under the influence of psychotropic drugs or experiencing serious withdrawal from them. According to CCHR International, the goal of this report is to help law enforcement; educators and policy makers learn how psychotropic drugs are a hidden link to the prevalence of violence and suicide in the community.

“Getting this report into the hands of the hundreds of decision makers attending this conference was our sole reason for exhibiting,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “People are demanding answers to the violence in our schools and the connection between psychiatric drugs and acts of violence must be investigated if an answer is to be found.”

An investigation into the connection is long overdue when you take into consideration that between 2004 and 2012 the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, known as MedWatch, received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects, including 1,531 cases of homicidal ideation/homicide, 3,287 cases of mania, and 8,219 cases of aggression.[3]

For more information on psychiatric drugs and side effects, school shootings, or obtaining educational materials for yourself or an organization, please call 1-800-782-2878 or visit

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit,


Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
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Prescription for Violence

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John Marshall Student Featured in CBS Chicago Viral Video Lands Job at CTA

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US, August 1, 2018 / — From the beginning of his law school career, André Sutton, a 2017 graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and recent viral sensation, knew he wanted to work for a government agency after law school. He also knew it would take hard work, but the effort paid off. Sutton has landed a job as an associate attorney with the Chicago Transit Authority.

As a student, Sutton was an Associate Justice for the John Marshall Moot Court Honors Executive Board, a Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition semifinalist, a teaching assistant for multiple courses and an instructor for John Marshall’s Office of Diversity Academic Enhancement Program. In addition to his extracurricular activities, he completed internships at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Chief Counsel and the Chicago Park District Law Department.

“I met Andre prior to starting law school during his campus visit to John Marshall,” said Troy Riddle, John Marshall’s Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. “I have always known him to be a very focused and determined young man who understands the importance of networking and making connections with people.”

Sutton was ready to make a difference. But like any law school graduate, as soon as graduation was over, he began agonizing over the bar exam. Even months after taking the test, Sutton still had concerns about whether he had passed. On the day he finally received his test results, Sutton knew he couldn’t read the results alone.

Sutton was the first person in his family to go to college, let alone law school. His entire family is from Jamaica, but he grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida.

“I received the email around 11 a.m., but I waited until 5:30 p.m. so I could open it with my parents,” Sutton said. “They’ve done so much for me, they deserved to enjoy the moment, too.”
Sutton happened to film the moment he opened the email and read aloud that he passed. In the video, which he posted online, his parents can be seen erupting with joy after reading the good news. CBS News covered Sutton’s story first, helping to make the video viral, and he has since been featured on USA Today, the Today Show with Hoda Kotb and the Steve Harvey Show. The video has amassed more than six million views.

Despite all of the elation, passing the bar was only the first step. Sutton still needed to find a job. When he saw the posting online for a position with the Chicago Transit Authority, he knew he had to go for it. This was the opportunity he was waiting for.
Sutton immediately scheduled an appointment with his Career Services counselor and met with him for help revising his resume and polishing his interview skills. Soon after interviewing, Sutton found out he landed the job.

“I am so thrilled to start working at one of Chicago’s premier government agencies,” Sutton said. “I look forward to making my mark in the legal community and giving back to all those who helped me get this far.”
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.

Michael Huggins
John Marshall Law School
312.427.2737 ext. 660
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Walter Benenson to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2018 / — How did the elements on earth get to be here? How many isotopes are there for each element? What is “star-stuff” and how did we come to be made of it? One exceptional scientist who has made a remarkable mark in his field explains his perspective and why it has such huge importance.

Walter Benenson Is an Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Physics at Michigan State University who taught there for 54 plus years and co-author of the book “Handbook of Physics” and many other published works. He has also made contributions to the field of physics education research.

“It’s particularly important for people to be cognizant of how the elements are produced and miraculously appeared on earth,” says Walter. “All life consists of variations of these 93 momentous elements and their isotopes, and regretfully most people are unaware of the significance of this, and I want to change that.” Towards the end of his career Walter joined Lyman Briggs College on the MSU campus. There his goals became understanding why physics is so hard to teach and trying to improve that situation.

As a youth Walter had aspired to become a writer and was majoring in English until the end of his sophomore year at Yale. A physics professor (in required course) surprised him when he told him what a brilliant physics student he was. This prompted him to change his direction and he ended up getting a PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Wisconsin not many years later. Besides his may outstanding accomplishments and accolades Walter is one of the original founders of the Michigan State Cyclotron Laboratory 50 years ago. This laboratory has now evolved into a gigantic project called FRIB (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams). This is now a world class nuclear physics and astrophysics installation.

“The periodic table is so pertinent because it’s about the elements which symbolize all life on earth,” says Walter. “The elements are being continuously created in space by super nova explosions. Atoms are streaming through space towards the earth passing through our bodies. They are everywhere in space and did not come from the Big Bang but from continuous production by explosions in outer space. So all living creatures are essentially made up of stars material.” According to Walter life needs all of these elements to evolve especially carbon, oxygen and nitrogen.

Walter produced a spectacular video funded by the National Science Foundation about the production of the elements called “Nucleus Factory” which was aired nationwide on PBS stations. It is still available on YouTube.

“No matter what career you are following, you must work assiduously and with determination,” says Walter. “And it’s extremely important you acquire a superior education and have tremendous family support, but more importantly be absolutely dedicated to your work.” You also need some good luck, for example a professor setting you on the right track.

“People can be inspired at any age,” says Walter. “Even if you are a mediocre student, you can all of a sudden catch fire. I never thought I would wind up being a distinguished professor of physics because I had thought of myself as a writer. There are always chances in life, and we should be prepared for every opportunity.”

CUTV News will feature Walter Benenson in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Wednesday August 1st at 12 p.m. EST.

Listen to our show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389.

Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno

Lou Ceparano
(631) 850-3314
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Himalaya Capital Exchange & Symphony ICOs kick off Europe Roadshow in London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin Aug 2018

Himalaya Capital Exchange revolutionising the securities industry

Himalaya Capital Exchange – The Next Generation Borderless Stock Exchange that runs on Smart Contracts

Unstoppable Capital Europe Roadshow August 2018

HCX & Symphony ICOs Roadshow. Don’t miss the free token drop!

Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX) kicks off Token Storm Europe Roadshow – London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin August 2018 with Symphony ICO

Capital flows along the path of least resistance, like water. HCX is creating a new paradigm for capital markets, democratising and making the process frictionless, removing intermediaries and fees.”

— John Puttick, CSO

LONDON , LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 1, 2018 / — Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX) and Symphony are revolutionary Blockchain projects that are poised to occupy pioneering positions in the crypto economy, and the ICOs are hosting meetings and presentations in Europe during 13 August to 20 August, to meet crypto enthusiasts, crypto funds, influencers, asset management and capital markets professionals across the European & MENA hubs:
London – 13 August 6-9pm – Rise London, 41 Luke Street
Paris – 16 August 12-5pm – Sofitel Arc Du Triomphe
Zurich – 17 August 12-6pm – St Gotthard Hotel, Bahnofstrasse
Berlin – 20 August 6-9pm – Impact hub, Friedrichestrasse
Dubai – 27 August 9-6pm – Ramada Plaza Jumeirah 

RSVP to events here 
To get an invitation to private presentations, please email

About Symphony Protocol:
Symphony Protocol is a next-generation, blockchain based protocol to empower a data-driven economy.  It is an infrastructure layer project, which will form the basis of an ecosystem of decentralized applications that focus on data intelligence, and creating an asset class for personal data.  Symphony token sale is in the cornerstone & private sale stage.  Currently, Symphony is backed by BMG Fund and others.

About HCX (Himalaya Capital Exchange): A Security Token Issuance Platform

Himalaya Capital Exchange is a project aimed at creating a tokenised platform for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on a global, borderless, stock exchange. The Platform As a Service eco-system would offer an alternative to investment banks that are currently mandated to lead-manage IPOs, and give corporates, governments, and other entities raising public capital a less costly, and more democratic option with instant access to global investors. We are giving entrepreneurs everywhere the chance to create their own shares and bonds, and raise money within minutes from across the world frictionlessly. The platform would run on smart contract algorithms and at a later point make use of Machine Learning and AI in matching and creating a marketplace. This will be a first of its kind securities marketplace governed by token holders. Currently HCX is backed by John Puttick (Chairman of GBST), Arun Sharma (Vice Chancellor at Queensland University), Leanne Kemp (CEO of Everledger), Ghanshyam Dass (ex Director of NASDAQ & Board Member of KPMG), Mario Pazos (Pazos Law, USA) and others. Currently in private token sale before launching the public pre sale of tokens in Oct18.

White Paper:

Arifa Khan, CEO, is a crypto pioneer who authored the first ever Concept Paper on decentralising capital markets (June 2017) before security tokens were invented. She later architected a platform ecosystem for capital markets participants in her revolutionary white paper published and presented to Nick Szabo on 25 May 2018. She founded HCX in 2017- a decentralized stock exchange that runs trustlessly on smart contracts – to bring that vision to reality and travelled the world for a full year to educate non crypto savvy people in remote corners on the benefits of self-issuing security tokens. HCX is the first-of-its-kind disruption which automates the role of investment banks, and empowers entrepreneurs around the world to issue their own security tokens. Arifa Khan is India Partner of the Ethereum Foundation and leads Ethereum’s community development efforts in India & Middle East. She has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. She is a sought after international public speaker and has given keynote speeches at several global forums such as Crypto Investor Show London, Bengaluru Tech Summit, D10e Davos, Ethereum India Summit, Blockchain UA Kiev, Blockchain & ICO Summit Istanbul, Hybrid Block Macau Summit, Himalaya Crypto Summit 2018. She is listed among Top 100 fintech influencers by Lattice80.

Token Storm, part of Zero Field Labs – a Blockchain play – aims to create the foundations of a new token economy ecosystem which will bring together the world’s leading Blockchain startups along with key players in the crypto landscape spanning investors, innovators, developers, and crypto enthusiasts.

Token Storm provides global ICOs a platform to build community outreach in a global roadshow to create opportunities for education, on-boarding of users, and collaboration in the Blockchain ecosystem.

“Given the unprecedented growth of the Blockchain industry, Token Storm provides a ready marketing platform for ICOs, and for anyone to participate in the exciting crypto economy, earn free token airdrops, meet founders face to face, ask questions and learn about disruptions coming their way. We welcome ICOs to leverage our immense network and outreach and economies of scale in community building” said Arifa Khan, who is leading Token Storm Global Roadshow 2018. Previous ICO showcases have attracted thousands of participants and have featured the world’s most passionate crypto enthusiasts and prominent experts, and covered more than 10 countries in megapolis such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, London, Dubai, Istanbul, Kiev, Paris, Chennai.

The Asia Tour Sep 2018 kicks off with Bangkok 29 Aug, visits Kualalumpur, Shenzhen, HongKong 5 Sep, Shanghai 12 Sep, Seoul 14 Sep, Tokyo 16 Sep, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore 20 Sep, and ends in London 26 Sep. In each city, Token Storm will facilitate ICOs engaging with Blockchain and Crypto community, and potential investors.

"We are delighted to participate in Token Storm events. With their global reach and network, Blockchain expertise and track record, Token Storm is the ideal venue for global disruptive ICOs to connect with investors and the public alike, to showcase their venture across the world, and to build a user community. Arifa Khan has been a
pioneering eco system builder since blockchain’s early days. Her network and access in the crypto economy is phenomenal and one can only aspire to experience the richness of insights and the connections Token Storm have with the crypto innovators across the globe” says Mario Pazos, Blockchain Angel Investor and an early backer of HCX ICO.

Token Storm meetups at global financial hubs of the world represent a unique opportunity for tech enthusiasts, investors, developers and the local community to participate in Blockchain projects and witness first-hand the ICOs bringing a paradigm shift to various industries.

Arifa Khan
Himalaya Labs Pvt Ltd
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Join HCX ICO Global Roadshow – Token Storm visits 15 countries in Europe & Asia in 30 days

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