Four ArtMattan Films Have Their Theatrical Run at Cinema Village

Friday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2018 @ Cinema Village

Dr. Mukwege, The Man Who Mends Women directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman

Tazzeka directed by Jean Phillipe Gaud

No shade directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Artmattan Film's 26th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival has been running from Nov. 23 and will continue until Dec. 9, 2018.

From Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 the festival will be bringing some of its films to Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, New York.”

— nyadiff.org/

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 26th annual New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (NYADIFF) is well underway in New York City with 61 films playing from 40 countries world wide! Having started on Friday, November 23, 2018, the festival has had screenings showing in Teachers College, Columbia University and MIST Harlem. From Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 the festival will be bringing some of its films to Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, New York.

Here are the films you should look out for:

KINSHASA MAKAMBO
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 5:30pm daily
In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time.

This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three protagonists of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country’s freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila’s extension of his time in office seems paralyzed.

Should one resist in exile, or fight on the ground in the Congo? Should resistance be non-violent or should force be used if required? Filmed throughout with a handheld camera that stays very close to the protagonists, even in precarious conditions, Dieudo Hamadi explores the pros and cons of different forms of resistance.

As of September 2018, general elections are scheduled to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 23 December 2018, to determine a successor to incumbent President Joseph Kabila.

(Directed by Dieudo Hamadi, 2017, France/Germany/Norway/Qatar/Switzerland, 75 minutes, documentary, French, Lingala with English subtitles.)

THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 3:10pm daily
2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Denis Mukwege is internationally known as the man who has assisted thousands of women who have been sexually assaulted during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, his endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. Threatened with death, Doctor Denis Mukwege now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

(Directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman, 2015, Belgium/Congo, 113min, documentary in French, English, Swahil and Mashi with English subtitles.)

NO SHADE
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 9:20pm daily
No Shade explores the hardships of the modern dating world through the dysmorphic presence of colorism as well as the fetishization of black women in a way that is tactful and honest. Jade is both effervescent and relatable as a 28 year old single woman of dark complexion who just “can’t seem to get it right,” let alone liberate herself from her unrequited love for the repressive and colorist Danny. The world through her eyes is both a quirky and tumultuous obstacle course of courtship catastrophes and heart-gripping silences. Despite Jade’s line up of Tinder flops and her challenges in the friend-zone, she is easy to engage with and adorable. Jade’s charisma, quirk, beauty, vulnerability and perseverance throughout the film make her a thoughtful heroine with a twist of comedic spunk in the end.
(Directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, 2018, UK, 104 minutes, Romance/Drama, English)

TAZZEKA
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 1:00pm daily
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking.
(Directed by Jean Phillipe Gaud, 2018, France/Morocco, 95 minutes, French, Arabic with English subtitles)

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Sponsor the KaBoom! Playground Build

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back announce our sponsorship of the KaBoom! Playground Build for ARCH to replace their former playground that burned down this summer.

Play provides children with the chance to not only create fond childhood memories, but also allows them to develop important physical, mental, and social skills they will need as they grow.”

— Kevin Rowe

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, US, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the KaBoom! Playground Build on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) located at 1550 W Colter St, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Construction of the playground will begin at 8am and wrap up around 2pm.

We are excited to partner with fellow volunteers to help provide a beautiful, new playground for ARCH after they lost their previous one to a fire this summer.

Throughout the 2017-18 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities partnered with KaBOOM! to provide two communities in the state of Arizona with brand new playgrounds constructed by the hands of hard-working, generous volunteers and community partners. Through their efforts, they have been able to provide a valuable source of activities and fun for more than 4,000 children.

Personal injury attorney Kevin Rowe knows how important something as simple as a playground can be for a child. “The importance of play throughout childhood should never be overlooked. Play provides children with the chance to not only create fond childhood memories, but also allows them to develop important physical, mental, and social skills they will need as they grow.”

About The Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped

ARCH opened their doors on September 23rd, 1975, to address a need they observed in the community. Before ARCH, no local agency offered individuals with disabilities a place for socialization, therapeutic recreation, and rehabilitation programs.

ARCH operates under the ideal that people with disabilities should be given every opportunity possible to be able to develop themselves, both physically and mentally, to the full extent of their potential. ARCH has established itself as the leading provider of recreation and socialization programs and services throughout the Phoenix metro area for adults and children with disabilities.

More about Lerner and Rowe

For more information about Lerner and Rowe’s personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900 or visit lernerandrowe.com. To learn more about the criminal defense and bankruptcy legal services offered by their partner law firm Lerner and Rowe Law Group, visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. Looking for help filing for social security benefits? You can reach the law firm’s other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with Lerner and Rowe on social media, follow the law firm on Twitter or Facebook. Also, remember to visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services, sponsorships, and events that the team at Lerner and Rowe support.

Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back
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The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Opens Up 2019 for Tampa Bay Nonprofits

The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center offers its facilities for nonprofits events and meetings at no cost.

With the CCV Center we work to facilitate the growth of local non-profits by giving them an event venue and helping them personally.”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director for the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center announced that it is booking its 2019 calendar of events for local nonprofits and volunteer organizations’ activities. The Center is available for all Tampa Bay nonprofits to make use of its conference room for meetings, multipurpose room for seminars and gathering space for informal networking sessions at no cost as part of the Clearwater Community Volunteers’ efforts to bolster the growth of community-oriented groups.

In partnership with the Church of Scientology, the Clearwater Community Volunteers opened their new center in March of this year, which is located on the corner of Drew Street and North Fort Harrison Ave.

Since the center’s opening in April 2018, 45 different nonprofits have worked with the center to plan and carry out over 650 charitable events and activities. The activities vary from fundraisers to weekly and monthly group meetings to educational workshops.

The center’s staff also provide a one-on-one service to nonprofits with group projects to help them achieve their individual missions.

“With the CCV Center we work to facilitate the growth of local non-profits by giving them an event venue and helping them personally,” said Clemence Chevrot, Director for the CCV Center. “Ensuring that these nonprofits are increasing their area of influence is the goal of our program. We do this through raw support such as event planning for successful events or projects and educational events of our own where nonprofit leaders can learn the tools to successfully operating a nonprofit.”

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

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

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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Carolers Bring In the Spirit of the Holidays at Clearwater’s Scientology Information Center

The Scientology choir performing in downtown Clearwater outside the Scientology Information Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday December 1st, the Scientology Information Center will host a different kind of “miracle” during the City of Clearwater’s Miracle on Cleveland Street festival. Starting at 6pm children and their parents can enjoy old-fashioned caroling together. A reception will be held from 5-10pm.

The Church of Scientology Choir will sing traditional Holiday carols on the steps of the Information Center in Victorian-style costumes. The performers will also stroll along Cleveland Street before the concert downtown and will resume performing in the Information Center once the concert starts. Guests are welcome to sing along.

Holiday treats, including hot chocolate, will be provided at the reception for drop-in visitors and those interested in learning about Scientology.

The Info Center hosts a gallery of informational panels and a multitude of videos on display covering the beliefs of Scientology, Churches around the world and about the life and history of Scientology’s founder, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, and more.

“Christmas trees and modern day caroling emerged during the Victorian era,” said Information Center Manager Amber Skjelset. “The word ‘carol’ actually means ‘dance or a song of praise and joy.’ Thus it’s apt that we continue this joyful tradition of celebrating the Holidays through song during this holiday season.”

Continuing to celebrate the season, on December 7th, the Scientology Information Center will host a Holiday Concert with Ms. Joanie Sigal from Broadway and Beyond who will help ring in the holiday season with an eclectic mix of favorites from Broadway to romantic ballads, pop to blues with a selection of well-loved holiday favorites.

To learn more about the Scientology Information Center and future events please contact Amber Skjelset at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org.

The Scientology Information Center:
The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
email us here


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Introducing Storybilder: The Creative Writing Platform Where Novel Ideas Come To Life

Want help writing stories, collaborating with your friends, or just need to keep track of your stories? StoryBilder brings your novel idea to life.

StoryBilder is a writing toolset that stimulates ideas and promotes creativity, and then it gets out of the way so you can write your story the way you want.”

— Tanya Gough – StoryBilder Founder

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Whether you’re an experienced writer or dream of becoming one, writing can be tough. There are characters to invent and track, worlds to build, outlines to organize. Some writers like to organize, others prefer to freestyle. One might be strong at details but can’t tie it all together. Others can see the big picture but lack experience or a viable process to see it through. And while the market is flooded with individual tools to address some of these issues, there haven’t been any comprehensive solutions until now. StoryBilder was built to fill this gap.

StoryBilder is a visualization and idea-generating platform that transforms writing. It comes with a powerful suite of organizational, visualization, and writing prompts that make writing fun, easy, and customizable to the user’s writing style. “StoryBilder is a writing toolset that stimulates ideas and promotes creativity,” says founder Tanya Gough, “and then it gets out of the way so you can write your story the way you want.”

StoryBilder not only helps people develop their existing story ideas, but also act as an experimental play space, Gough explains. “It’s collaborative and contains tools that help writers finesse their language and tone because writing stories is not just about telling your story – it’s also about communicating with your readers and sharing your ideas with others.”

With over a million self-published books now hitting the shelves annually (Publishers Weekly), it’s clear that people still have many stories left to tell. Built at the intersection of story, content management, and education, StoryBilder offers tools that help people find their voice, tell better stories, and bring their dreams to life.
To learn more about StoryBilder, their upcoming Kickstarter campaign, and be notified when they launch, visit www.storybilder.com and sign up for their newsletter.

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In new article series, business attorney K Todd Wallace reviews the working relationship of attorneys with Paralegals

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

Office of the law firm Wallace Meyaski (K Todd Wallace)

Office of the law firm Wallace Meyaski (K Todd Wallace)

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The Paralegal occupation has evolved into a critical component of the modern law office, but technology and the economy are producing changes.

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the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In our ever-changing economy, Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys. The beneficiaries of this evolution are primarily the clients themselves, notes business litigation attorney K. Todd Wallace, Esq. in his recent article series. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

The occupation of the Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component to the make-up of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet has changed the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

This four-part article reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trends is the client.

The Basic Paralegal-Attorney Work Relationship

The general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

According to O*NET, a Paralegal’s work assignments may include:

* Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
* Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
* Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
* Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
* Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
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Further, Paralegal work involves now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's Computer Applications RealEasy Appraisals
* Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

Detailed Work Activities involve:

* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

Source: O*NET

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Wallace.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

About K Todd Wallace

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.

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Lawyer Profile at: http://lawyers.lawyerlegion.com/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-18001529
Attorney Profile: https://www.lawyers.com/new-orleans/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-604175-a/
Lawyer Profile: http://www.lawyerdb.org/LawFirm/Wallace-Meyaski-LLC-New-Orleans/
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SMSF Specialist, RA Veitch & Co are releasing a new SMSF service in Rose Park SA

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SMSF Specialist Accountants RA Veitch & Co is celebrating the launch of their new SMSF service in Rose Park SA by doing a free SMSF review service.

With an agreed ongoing service standard, we ensure we work together as a team with our clients toward achieving the goals they set”

— Robert Veitch

ROSE PARK, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMSF Specialist Accountants, RA Veitch & Co are releasing their SMSF services to businesses in Rose Park SA. The business will celebrate the launch by doing a free SMSF review for Rose Park business owners.

Established in the late 80’s, R A Veitch & Co has grown to become one of South Australia's leading Administrators & Tax Planners for Self-Managed Superannuation funds (SMSF).

Where some accountants can no longer advise on Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF), RA Veitch Accountants decided to be a little different by establishing the company SMSF Specialists SA Pty Ltd. It was set up as the financial planning arm of R A Veitch & Co Pty Ltd as they saw the need to assist their Accounting Clients with a broad range of personal financial planning solutions and accounting advice.

Robert Veitch, Managing Partner at RA Veitch Accountants, says: "Approaching a financial adviser can seem daunting at first, however we ensure our clients have a positive experience. By exploring our client’s current situation and assisting them in discovering what is really important to them, we will help to articulate their short, medium and long term goals that become the foundation of our advice".

"With an agreed ongoing service standard, we ensure we work together as a team with our clients toward achieving the goals they set".

Robert is passionate about helping clients achieve their financials goals so they can have a secure and prosperous future. He has a passion for Self Managed Superannuation Funds, and has been accredited by the SMSF Association of Australia as an SMSF Specialist Advisor.

Robert believes in maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity with his clients. RA Veitch Accountants has always made a point of standing out when compared to other Accountants in the Rose Park SA area. This launch celebration is just one of the many ways it does so.

When asked about the new SMSF service in Rose Park, Robert Veitch said: "Our new offering will be a success because it's hard to find accountants that are also SMSF Specialist, we are a firm designed to give our clients a personal, one on one service. Our highly qualified team will be there to help with your every financial need. ".

Further information about RA Veitch Accountants and the new SMSF service in Rose Park can be discovered at http://raveitch.com.au/.

Robert Veitch
RA Veitch & Co
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DK-OPENSCREEN selects grit42’s platform for its compound management and digital laboratory infrastructure

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DK-OPENSCREEN + grit42

DK-OPENSCREEN announced the selection of the digital laboratory infrastructure specialists, grit42, to provide infrastructure and logistics.

After evaluating several compound management service providers, we selected grit42. We found their comprehensive inventory management platform ideal.”

— Director of DK-OPENSCREEN and Professor at DTU, Mads Hartvig Clausen

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Director of DK-OPENSCREEN and Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Mads Hartvig Clausen, states, "After carefully evaluating several compound management service providers, we selected grit42. We found their comprehensive inventory management platform ideal to keep track of our compounds and assays, in an intelligent and user-friendly way. In addition, they also focus on capturing experiment data including metadata, which allows us to combine the compound library information with the in vitro profiling data from the various assays run under the DK-OPENSCREEN umbrella. This fits perfectly with our future ambition of becoming the leading Danish screening hub, linking academic institutions and private organisations within pre-clinical drug discovery."

CEO of grit42, Claus Stie Kallesøe, continues ”After doing anthropological observations in drug discovery labs for almost 20 years, we have developed our platform to provide high quality data across all the different pre-clinical drug discovery phases. One key strength of our platform is the inherent ability to track and combine the experiment data with assay parameters and the experimental roles of these, enabling advanced metadata and structured quality data collection from all sources and steps in the drug discovery process. In addition to this, we're launching a new Logistics App – which can keep track of anything from compounds, to vials, to plates – which will be a central component in supporting DK-OPENSCREEN with the preparation and handling of plates for their customers.“

DK-OPENSCREEN is the national infrastructure for chemical biology. It is constructed as an open-access platform for interdisciplinary research spanning institutions, institutes, industrial organisations and scientific disciplines. Financed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the partners, DK-OPENSCREEN is founded by four Danish universities: the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Copenhagen (KU), Aalborg University (AAU) and Aarhus University (AU).

Copenhagen-based grit42 focuses on integrating digital laboratory infrastructure with user-friendly day-to-day lab workflows, as well as handling compound and sample logistics, in order to ensure structured quality data across all the different pre-clinical drug discovery phases.

Lasse Goerlitz
grit42
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Drug Education a Success in the Greenwood Neighborhood of Clearwater

Julieta Santogostino, President of the FDFW Florida chapter, addresses residents of Greenwood

Clearwater children from the neighborhood of Greenwood sign the Drug-Free World pledge

I am really pleased that our young people and families are getting true information about drugs and I want to do many more of these seminars.”

— Anthony Burney, President of the Clearwater MLK Neighborhood Center

CLEARWATER, FL, US, November 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On November 20th, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida chapter held a seminar at the Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center for over 20 youth and adults from the Clearwater Greenwood neighborhood. The presentation was based on the Foundation’s “Truth About Drugs” education materials. FDFW noted that Greenwood has the highest juvenile crime statistics of any neighborhood in Clearwater.

“These are very important events for all of us,” explained Julieta Santagostino, President of FDFW Florida Chapter. “The key to handling the drug problem is education. If we can teach young people the truth about the danger of drugs, they can make the right decisions.”

The presentation began with a video of the first chapter of The Truth About Drugs documentary in which former addicts reveal the lies that pulled them into their drug addiction and the truths they realized. The children participated in the event by sharing stories and giving examples of how drugs affect the lives of their friends and families. Fact-based educational booklets on the general problems with drugs were enthusiastically grabbed up, as were copies of the Truth About Drugs documentary DVD. Afterwards, the young attendees signed the Drug-Free Pledge.

The President of the MLK Center, Mr. Anthony Burney, said, “I am really pleased that our young people and families are getting true information about drugs and I want to do many more of these seminars.”

“The presentation was really great. We are always glad for these community type events,” said one of the attendees. “No one can deal with the drug problem by themselves. Days like today you get renewed hope, like we’re all in this together.”

Anyone needing more information, or wishing to obtain free copies of the Truth About Drugs educational materials may stop by the Foundation for Drug-Free World information center at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755. They can also call (727) 467-6962 or email info.fl@drugfreeworld.org.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug Free World is a non-profit organization supported by the Church of Scientology. FDFW’s Truth About Drugs program is being used by over 1,500 organizations, government and law enforcement agencies around the world. Through a worldwide network of volunteers 50 million drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 TV stations. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology said, “Research demonstrates that the single, most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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4th Annual Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Symposium Returns to NYC – Lineup UPDATE

An Evening Featuring In-Depth Conversations with Master Filmmakers Set for December 5th

We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.”

— Jason Banke

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway. This year’s event showcases some of the industry’s leading cinematographers behind worldwide hit TV shows including “Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Westworld”; pioneers of cinematic production on classics such as “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”; and cinematographers that shot award-winning documentaries “Strong Island,” “Finding 52,” “Inventing Tomorrow,” and “The Final Year.” Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with top gear companies including our Platinum Sponsor ZEISS; with Adorama, Vimeo, Shutterstock, and Padcaster at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by ZEISS. There will also be exclusive raffle prizes for attendees. Executive Producer Jason Banke comments, “Each year we strive to bring the most talented and innovative artists to the New York community of filmmakers and DP’s. We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.” Banke adds, “We wouldn’t be able to throw this year-end educational event without the support of our generous partners.”

This year’s line-up features cinematographers Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Affair”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”), Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”), Moderator David Leitner (Director & Cinematographer), and Moderator Hugo Perez (Director/Producer. We have just added Panelist Martina Radwan ("The Final Year," "Inventing Tomorrow") and Moderator Snehal Patel (Producer & Director, ZEISS – Sales Manager) to this already amazing lineup!

“Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” opens its doors on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Limited seating left, discounted tickets here: http://bit.ly/2DIwBXE. Cost includes a ticket to all panels and networking party with an open bar, hors-d'oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.
To inquire about tickets or partnership opportunities please contact jason@mewshop.com.

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