‘Sahara Group and I Have a Mission to Empower the African Girl-Child’

Sahara Group is partnering with Zuriel Oduwole, a young film maker and avowed girl-child empowerment advocate to promote girl-child education & gender equality

Ultimately, the goal is to give these girls who are mostly from underserved communities the power, skills and platform to tell their stories and make a living through film making.”

— Zuriel Oduwole, DUSUSU Foundation

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With 28 million girls between the ages of about six and 15 out of school in Africa, a wind of empowerment would do girls on the continent a world of good. Leading African and energy conglomerate, Sahara Group is partnering with Zuriel Oduwole, a young film maker and avowed girl-child empowerment advocate to promote girl-child education and gender equality. This partnership is being implemented under Sahara Group’s Grooming Film Extrapreneurs initiative; the target being to empower 90 girls in three African countries- Nigeria, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire in the art of film making. Peter Uzoho was there

What would you say are the most pressing issues the girl-child of today has to contend with particularly with respect to what you have discovered from your trips to various African nations?

Okay, first, their society doesn’t think they are equal to boys, or can do what boys do, so it means they have to fight every day once they wake up till they go to bed, just from that alone. If that is already a fight, then everything else is a struggle. That’s so sad, and unfair.

How would you rate the progress made with respect to the SDGs that speak to the girl-child?

For me, I think a lot of work needs to be done. Just like the example I gave above. It would mean the SDG’s have to change the mind set of people, and that is very hard to do. I met President Salva Kiir because South Sudan has one of the highest rates of Girls Marriage in Africa. Eventually, he said he would speak to the Elders once he gets back home. It’s hard to change peoples’ mind-sets.

Who are your role models and how have they influenced your work?

My mom first, because she is a very strong woman, and she works full time, and still has time to do some of our home school work with us. That’s so cool.

What is the focus of your partnership with Sahara Foundation?

I like that they see some value in what I am doing with Girls Education all across the world, and just like the African proverb, if you want to go fast, go alone, and if you want to go far, go together. I think I have gone very fast in the last five years, since I started my project at age 10. Sahara has shown they are serious about Girls Education, so it’s easy for me to create a partnership, so we can do more together, for Girls Education in Africa, and also around the world. That would be so cool to do. Through the partnership with Sahara Foundation, we will be empowering young ladies in Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire who will be guided and mentored to create replicas of themselves for greater impact. Ultimately, the goal is to give these girls who are mostly from underserved communities the power, skills and platform to tell their stories and make a living through film making. The training sessions are scheduled to run from January 5-17 across the three locations.

How would you describe the importance of the project for the girl-child especially in Africa?

They are running in a race with one leg, when the boys are running with two legs. So, I really think it is important that we create opportunities so girls can run with both legs too. That’s how important the project is. It is expected that the Grooming Film Extrapreneurs Season II themed ‘Empowering the Girl-child in Africa’ will be provide a unique opportunity for the 90 girls in the three selected African countries and more importantly equip them with film making skills which have been partly responsible for thrusting me into global limelight.

What outcomes are you looking forward to achieving with Sahara Foundation on this project?

For us to reach more people and let them, especially girls, know that they can do and achieve anything, and I mean anything they want to do or achieve. It is so possible. I am doing some cool stuff, and I am only 15. At least all those magazines and TV shows think I am. I believe so too. People believe more when they see things, instead of when people just tell them.

Sustainability of any project is vital for continued impact. What is the plan for ensuring the girls empowered by the project are monitored and mentored for long-term impact?

Firstly, the progress of the beneficiaries and conversations will be driven through the through the Sahara Hub via a dedicated #saharazuriel which will be synonymous to SDGS 4 and 5. This will also allow them to continue learning a little more about film making. Secondly, we will encourage them to form a small support group for each other on social media, and I can reach out to them on specific times and schedules, to see how they are doing, and share ideas and solutions to any challenges they have.

If there was one outcome you could achieve from this partnership with Sahara Foundation, what would it be?

It would be to encourage more corporations around the world to create partnerships with small groups; so many more people can be reached to empower people to be self-employed, instead of waiting for people to employ them, especially in this new economy of e-commerce and digital media and the green economy happening from now too.

You have interviewed over 24 presidents and other distinguished personalities. How has this shaped your opinion about the world? Does this give you hopes for girls around the world?

First, it lets me know how difficult it is to be President of any country. So like Nigeria, there are 180 million opinions, so that’s a difficult start already for the President. Sadly, Girls have never been priority for many governments, so me talking to the Presidents is making a difference in places like Tanzania and Namibia and Cape Verde, and hopefully, Nigeria soon too.

Your work with the United Nations is somewhat demanding for a young teen. Are there times when you feel like giving up?

No way. Instead, I want people in the UN to decide faster so I can do more. They take too long, but I’m glad they listen to my ideas, and take me very seriously. I really like that.

How do you cope with managing your foundation, school and growing up?

By praying a lot and asking for wisdom, and by surrounding myself with people who believe in me, starting with my parents. I am so grateful.

What are your targets for the New Year?

Doing a little bit more, than I did last year, and asking the Lord for the wisdom to accomplish it.

Source: ThisDay Live

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John Piccinini Knows How To Connect Recruiters With Jobseekers

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many job seekers become confused about how the hiring process takes works. Also, these job seekers do not know how to work with recruiting agencies to gain employment. John Piccinini knows how to connect these two parties by working with both sides.

To understand each side of the spectrum, parties from both sides need to understand each other in the employment world. Employers complain it's hard to find good help for jobs, while job seekers say it's impossible to see a good job. No matter what side of the employment line you find yourself on, finding suitable work can be a complicated task. But just because it can be difficult does not mean it's impossible for both sides to get what they want.

"Millions of Americans are searching for jobs every day," adds Piccinini. "It's important that both sides of employment understand what each other are looking for employers and job seekers. That's where recruiting agencies help bridge the two parties together."

Both private and public employment agencies help place workers in suitable jobs. Private employment agencies help position workers, particularly in the private sector of employment.

These private employment agencies tend to specialize in one of three fields. These three areas are personnel placement services, staffing services, also known as temporary jobs, and executive search firms.

In the United States, one of the relevant public employment agencies is the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. This vital organization assists job seekers and provides tools for workers through online resources. Also, it features a network of offices around the country. The agency promotes public and private sector jobs by linking to state and national state job banks.

"For employers, a recruiting agency can take the grunt work out of human resources," says Piccinini. "Filling an open job takes time and money."

Hiring New Employers Can Be Taxing For Businesses

According to the American Staffing Association, estimates of hiring a worker can have a high cost. Almost seven to 20 percent of that position's salary. Also, it can take 30 to 45 days to fill the position.

"Because of the time and money associated, it can be pretty taxing to some companies," says Piccinini. "So it's worth their while to network out the hiring process to a recruiting agency."

When a business needs a specific set of skills for a position or job, they will contact a recruiting agency. The recruiting office handles the search process and matches up an employee with the role available.

For job seekers, a recruiting agency can be the proper way to getting that full-time job. This route can be for seasonal or part-time work as well. The public employment assistance is free and allows a lot of tools to become utilized. Recruiting agencies can open opportunities to positions that may not be easy to find on one jobseeker's own time. Staffing companies allow prospective workers to try out different industries and businesses. Also, they are also exceptional for those seeking short-term or part-time employment.

Access To Training Available To Job Seekers

Another bonus of using a recruiting agency is access to training. Many recruiting firms offer free training in a mixture of skill-building tools. These tools include training with software programs and computer skills. Those who take advantage of these capabilities can build their resumes, making them more marketable for the recruiting agency.

Another essential part of becoming a successful recruiter is the knowledge of network and being a new relationship. These professional connections can come to help down the road when working with individual businesses.

All recruiting agencies have various mission statements and goals. Having both parties in the agency's best interests is necessary. When this takes place, the business finds suitable workers, and jobseekers gain employment.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards $50,000 to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation for Upcoming Conference

Rare Cancer Organization receives PCORI funding 3 years in a row

Our goal is that these interactions between patients and researchers will improve quality of life and stimulate interest in the research community to work together to find new treatments and a cure.”

— Donna Mayer, CCF Executive Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) has been approved for its third Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support patient engagement in the 2018 Annual Conference on January 31-February 2 in Salt Lake City. Forty presenters from 6 countries will join an audience of 350 researchers, physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers, and others invested in cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), a rare but fatal disease.

The program seeks to develop sustainable participation of the medical and scientific communities by presenting current data on basic, translational and clinical research and increasing the knowledge of attendees about key issues central to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for cholangiocarcinoma.

Because patients living with cholangiocarcinoma have a direct stake in their own medical care and are in a unique position to provide input, CCF has expanded conference programming to address questions and concerns that are important to patients and their families. Those who have experienced this devastating disease firsthand will be invited to learn about cholangiocarcinoma, share their personal experiences, and contribute to future efforts to further cholangiocarcinoma research.

The $50,000 award from PCORI will provide travel scholarships for 27 patients from the USA and 3 patients from abroad. For those who are unable to attend, a live webcast will allow viewers around the world to ask questions and participate in the discussions in real-time during the patient-centered sessions on Wednesday, January 31 from 10:00am-6:00pm (Mountain).

Donna Mayer, CCF Executive Director states “The PCORI support allows CCF to incorporate patient and family participation into our meeting which further allows the medical community to understand the depth and breadth of the patient experience when faced with a devastating diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. Our goal is that these interactions will ultimately improve patient quality of life and stimulate interest in the research community to work together to find new treatments and a cure.”

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research to provide patients, caregivers and clinicians with evidence needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.

About the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
CCF is a global 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by bile duct cancer through advocacy, education, collaboration and research. Visit www.cholangiocarcinoma.org to learn more.

Jordan Giles
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
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Merck Foundation partners strongly with Malaysia after success stories in India and Indonesia

Dr. Rasha Kelej, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim, and YBhg. Dato’ Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman sign the MoU

Merck Foundation and the University of Malaya signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at providing fellowship training for post-graduate medical trainees from Africa and other developing countries.

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board of E-Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation

From India to Malaysia, Merck Foundation continues their collaborative efforts to build healthcare capacity in Africa and Developing Countries.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — • Merck Foundation (MF) announces the “Merck Diabetes Award” and “Merck Hypertension Award” 2017 winners from Malaysia.

• Over 30,000 medical graduates from more than 35 countries have benefited from the foundation’s partnership with universities and governments of many nations across Asia and Africa.

• In 2017, over 100 candidates from Africa and Asia received their fellowship and training in Oncology, Diabetes and Hypertension, and Infertility.

Merck Foundation (MF), a non-profit company and subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, and the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia’s oldest and most established institution of higher learning, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today aimed at providing fellowship training for post-graduate medical trainees from Africa and other developing countries.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by YB Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.

Professor Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board of E-Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation said, “We are delighted to partner with the University of Malaya, to provide clinical training and fellowship programmes to young healthcare practitioners from Africa and other developing countries.

“I strongly believe that building capacity is the right strategy to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare since the lack of professional skills is a key challenge in these nations. We have successfully conducted many educational and fellowship programs in both Africa and Asia since 2012 and we will continue our long-term commitment through our Merck Foundation.”

The MF-UM collaboration formalised today will facilitate academic support to post-graduate medical trainees in the fields of diabetes, oncology and infertility.

Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Foundation explained, “This partnership is essential for the sustainability of Merck Foundation programmes – especially ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ and ‘Merck More Than A Mother’ – that serve as platforms to train oncologists and embryologists to improve access to fertility and cancer care in Africa and Asia. I personally believe through this partnership we will be able to make a significant impact on societies and scientific communities in both continents.”

YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim, Vice-Chancellor, University of Malaya, remarked that UM readily welcomed the collaboration with MF. He said, “Many of our own medical professionals have, in the past, benefited from training in the United Kingdom and Australia. It befalls us to reach out and help others now.
“For UM, the partnership with MF reaffirms our standing and role as Malaysia’s oldest and most established higher learning institution. It also contributes towards our nation’s aspiration of gaining global prominence as an international education hub with a difference.”

YBhg. Dato’ Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya said, “We possess the requisite experience. Our medical faculty has a well-established post-graduate medical training programme that has already produced an international cohort of graduates from Indonesia, India, Mauritius, and the Maldives.”

For MF, the collaboration exemplifies an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare in underserved communities around the world. The Merck Capacity Advancement Programme has benefited over 30,000 medical graduates across Africa and Asia.

In 2017 alone, MF initiated the following activities in partnership with academia, ministries of health and the offices of First Ladies in more than 35 countries:

• Merck Cancer Access Program:
Over 30 African physicians received oncology fellowship programmes spanning one to two years, in a bid to help increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa.

• Merck More Than A Mother:
More than 30 candidates received three-month hands-on training to be embryologists and fertility specialists in Africa and Asia to improve quality, regulated and safe fertility care in developing countries.

• Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards:
Over 50 medical postgraduates will receive a one-year online diploma in diabetes or preventive cardiovascular medicines, as part of the effort to establish a platform of diabetes and hypertension experts in Africa and Asia.

The awards encouraged participants from African and Asian medical universities to propose innovative concepts for improving early detection and prevention of diabetes and hypertension in their countries. The awards featured their own themes, namely, “Every Day is a Diabetes Day” and “What the Healthy Heart Needs”.
UM post-graduate clinical masters student, Dr. Fu Mei Sian, won the Merck Diabetes Award 2017. MF will be enrolling her in a one-year online post-graduate diploma course in diabetes offered by the University of South Wales, UK.

Dr. Fu remarked, “I will also have the opportunity to apply for a study grant from Merck Malaysia on the concept paper that won the award. I hope I will be able to publish the study in the future and encourage more people to use the mobile application that is intended to help prevent diabetes complications.”

Dr. Siti Nurbaya Shahrir, who holds a doctorate in Public Health from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia won of Merck Hypertension Award 2017. She declared, “I am sure the online post-graduate diploma course in preventive cardiovascular medicine will enable me to better serve my country by developing innovative solutions to curb hypertension.”

Ms. Ee Boon Huey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck Malaysia, expressed that the MF-UM collaboration exemplifies Merck’s belief in working together for common good.

She explained, “Merck has been around for 350 years. Today, we are a truly global company, with 50,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. However, we are committed to broadening our relationships and matching our resources with the strengths of others so that together, we may change the world.”

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Rosanne Hanley To Teach Fitness Classes To Help Community Get Into Shape

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past two years, Rosanne Hanley has noticed two trends. The first pattern consists of the price of fitness classes are rising. Second consists of lack of family-oriented programs to help children start healthy lifestyles. Because of these two unfortunate trends, Hanley hopes to plan fitness classes catered to families.

"More and more fitness classes are forming in our community, but prices are too high and don't cater to families," says Hanley. "Why not combine getting fit with adults and children in a free class? It's a win-win for everyone who wants to participate."

While more planning has to take place before Hanley announces her intentions, she does hope to gain support from city leaders and residents. The free classes would become a unique opportunity for families to get fit together. Best of all, the courses will be open to residents of the city.

High Prices For Workout Classes Discourage Membership

Hanley notes that prices for adult classes can sometimes break a budget. While these costs can be high, they force people to workout on their own. Sometimes these people need motivation from a trainer in the class.

"These high prices can discourage individuals from working out in classes," says Hanley. "Also, having children can make it hard to find time to work out. Having children involved in the class will make it a fun experience, yet teaching youngsters proper health habits."

Because of the initial idea of having free classes for families of all ages, the door is open to new methods of teaching classes. From basic working out courses to more advanced training, Hanley hopes every member of the family benefits from her classes.

Also, Hanley hopes enough members of the community sign up so she can hire multiple instructors. The more residents that sign up, the more classes can form. Hanley also hopes she can receive funding from the government to help costs for equipment and paying instructors. In the meantime, Hanley will focus on smaller classes with families.

"I do have high hopes for these classes," says Hanley. "But focusing on families and showing that these free classes are beneficial is my goal right now."

The local recreation center can hold these classes in their side rooms at no charge to Hanley. Also, Hanley hopes to receive donations from local gym businesses to get initial equipment requirements. These consist of bands for stretching, yoga mats, weights, and other equipment.

One-On-One Time For Families In Classes

Another aspect Hanley wants to concentrate on is the one-on-one instruction with families. Hanley notes individuals become lost in the shuffle. This fact leads to individuals falling behind in the class. Because of the family aspect and smaller classes, Hanley can focus on helping struggling individuals.

"When working out with classes, I have noticed that many fall behind because the instructor cannot manage a large class," Hanley adds. "I plan to manage smaller classes and help those who need it."

Hanley says she's not worried about getting negative press from the businesses that charge for services. She believes these companies are wrong for charging high prices for workout classes. These high rates deter people from participating.

"If there low-cost classes, I would have never thought of this idea," explains Hanley. "Because of high prices and the exclusive membership-feel of these classes, families seem to shut out of the opportunity to better their lives."

Also, because of the family aspect, children and adults can participate together. Instead of having children in daycare or finding a babysitter, each party will benefit from a good workout.

"The end-game of these classes will be establishing healthy lifestyles for every member of the family," Hanley concludes.

Eric Blankenship
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Glenn Almack Makes Donation To Alzheimer's Association

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every day, people around the country see the deadly force of Alzheimer’s disease on families. Organizations are grateful for the interest in donating to the Alzheimer’s Association. Glenn Almack is one of those interested people and has made a significant donation to the research to find a cure for his horrific disease.

Almack's donation and the donations of others, proceed to fund research to find a cure to end this disease. Also, to support all those affected by the disease including families and caregivers.

History Of Alzheimer's Association

Since awarding their first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the most significant nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Over the life of their grants program, they have awarded over $385 million to more than 2,500 projects. This breakthrough has been made possible by caring people like Almack.

"I have seen the effects firsthand of this awful disease," explains Almack. "Being able to donate money for the research is the first step to finding a cure and helping millions of people lead normal lives."

By donating to his local Chapter, Almack is helping the organization serve people with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers in his local area. Also, funds go across the country to other facilities in need.

Local Chapters Making A Difference

The local Chapter ranks among the top of all Alzheimer’s Association chapters for the number of requests they receive. These requests include information and referral services, care and counseling consultations, and support group programs. Also, education and training programs for staff and families touched by the disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to expediting the global work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. The organization has become the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

"They believe in the value of collaboration and are willing to imagine a time when we will have disease-modifying treatments," says Almack. "Also, they are creating preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people touched by Alzheimer's disease. Their work and dedication is the reason why I donated money."

The group has awarded over $405 million to more than two-thousand projects over the life of their grants program.

Also, they provide global forums to advance the reach through their international colloquium, their scientific journal and professional society. They find common ground and associate with their colleagues in politics, academia, industry and other nonprofit organizations.

Plus, the organization works to ensure that their policy and publicly funded research actions reflect the seriousness of Alzheimer's disease as a national health priority. Also, they remain flexible and nimble to recognize issues, respond to evolving science and fill gaps of research completed across the globe.

Supporting Research And Breakthrough Disease Technologies
The Alzheimer's Association supports independent investigators worldwide through the International Research Grants Program. Since awarding their first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

"They fund investigations that advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease," says Almack. "They also identify new treatment procedures, improve care for people with dementia, and optimize assistance for their families."

The organization furthers the knowledge of brain health and disease prevention. The funding becomes peer-reviewed by a broad international system of volunteer scientists and quality-assured by their Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. This group of exceptional professionals who serve a range of dementia, including clinical care, society health, and support services.

"For people experiencing with Alzheimer's, every development offers new hope," explains Almack. "The reason why I donated to the organization is that they are leading the charge for a cure."

Finally, the association's grants application is an essential source of support for the worldwide scientific effort to build a knowledge support base and vanquish this complex disease.

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John Marshall Law School IP Center Director Lim To Give Keynote Address at the Embassy of the Netherlands

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professor Daryl Lim, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, will give the keynote address at an event at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington, DC on January 25.

The event, which is hosted by Novagraaf, an international patent and trademark consultancy that advises clients on intellectual property strategy and management, will focus on European patents and trademarks. Marlou van de Braak, an international intellectual property expert will also present at the event and discuss key trends and issues IP professionals need to be aware of in 2018.

Lim recently traveled to Munich where he attended the 33rd Annual U.S. Bar – EPO Liaison Council Meeting between representatives of U.S. Bar groups and the European Patent Office. Over the past year, he has also given presentations in China, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore and India.

Lim is considered a leader in the fields of antitrust and patent law. His work on post-sale licensing restraints was recently validated by the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark International. In his interview with Forbes, he correctly predicted that the Court would overturn decades old precedents created by the appeals court.

His book “Misuse and Antitrust Law: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives” has been lauded in “World Competition Law and Economics Review,” a leading journal focusing on competition law. His book has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court by lawyers for both sides in their briefs in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a case concerning post-expiration patent royalty payments.

Lim’s work also has been cited in several reports, including those by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Canadian government. He became director of John Marshall’s intellectual property law program in October 2015.

U.S. News & World Report ranked John Marshall’s IP program 19th in the nation. With more than 50 specialized IP courses, John Marshall’s program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for more than 20 years. It also conducts an ABA-approved summer program in China dedicated to IP issues.

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 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 19th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 21st 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
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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Poster

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba in Come Back Africa

Mika Kaurismaki's award-winning documentary traces the life, activism and music of Miriam Makeba, the first African musicians to win international stardom!

Worth watching as a compilation of the great singer's songs but even more worth watching as social history from the heyday of the civil rights movement to Black Power to the end of apartheid.”

— Louis Proyect


Directed by Mika Kaurismaki, 2011, 90 min, South Africa / Germany, documentary in English

Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959.

She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also Stokely Carmichael.

Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died November 2008 after a concert in Italy.

Mika Kaurismaki's documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba.

Two musicians who played in Miriam Makeba's band for years will be on hand for Q&As: Percussionist Leopoldo Fleming on Saturday, January 20 and bassist Bill Salter on Sunday, January 21. Details available on the film’s web site Miriam-Makeba-Movie.com.

Diarah N’Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Productions
Tel (212) 864-1760, e-mail: Info@africanfilm.com


ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2017 twenty five years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The First Rasta, The Pirogue and most recently White Lies. More info at http://www.AfricanFilm.com


Diarah N'Daw-Spech
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Marc Demetriou to Speak at Lakeland High School

Author To Discuss New Book “LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER; Wisdom for Success in Business and Life”

WANAQUE, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On January 19, 2018, Marc Demetriou will return to his alma mater Lakeland High School to speak to the school’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA members and business education staff on what it takes to be truly successful and to lead their best life. He will be referencing material from his book “LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER; Wisdom for Success in Business and Life” due out January 16, 2018. Marc will also highlight his 25 years of entrepreneurial endeavors including the last 12 spent as one of America’s top mortgage originators.

About FBLA
Future Business Leaders of America is a non-profit association that helps prepare students for careers in business. Young people from middle school up to the post-secondary level are able to join this organization, which now has thousands of members and advisers recognizing the special day with assemblies, festivals and projects like this one.

About DECA
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

About Lessons From My Grandfather; Wisdom for Success in Business and Life
Marc’s book will be published January 16, 2018 by Highpoint Life Books, and is titled “Lessons from My Grandfather; Wisdom for Success in Business and Life”. It offers an inspirational and actionable roadmap for building both business and personal success, based on key principles articulated by my grandfather, Charlie. He immigrated to this country with nothing but his courage, wit, a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed, and he achieved great personal and professional success. This book focuses on helping readers build recognition, clarity and vision with regard to who they are, recognizing their unique talents, and the lifelong principles that will allow them to use their unique qualities to achieve the success they deserve in life and business. For more information, visit www.GrandfatherLessons.com

About Marc Demetriou
Marc Demetriou is a top-rated speaker and mortgage expert who has appeared at the Mastermind Summit along with world-renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins and Barbara Corcoran from ABC Television’s Shark Tank. As an authority on real estate and finance, Demetriou has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, Huffington Post and many other local and national publications and media outlets. He has been consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of loan originations in the country by Scotsman’s Guide, Mortgage Executive Magazine and National Mortgage Professional Magazine, and received the “Forty Under 40” award as one of the 40 most successful business professionals in New Jersey. He is a certified and licensed instructor, offering continuing education credits to accountants, realtors, financial planners and managed care professionals throughout New Jersey. Additionally, he was co-host on WVNJ’s popular The Real Estate and Money Show. Marc has been the top producer and a member of the President’s Club at Residential Home Funding Corp. from 2006-2017. Marc is a licensed mortgage banker/broker in NJ, NY, CT, PA, SC and FL. He can be reached at mdemetriou@rhfunding.com or at www.marcdemetriou.com.

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Dr. Mary Lynn Crow to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each of us finds ourselves somewhere on the life script. Some life stages are more difficult to find purpose and meaning and to overcome challenges than others.

According to licensed clinical psychologist and educator Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, the crises that typically occur in midlife begin much earlier than midlife, in adolescence.

“The first thing that helps is when people understand that there's some structure to the life script and you're not alone,” says Dr. Crow. “We go through transitions from one life stage to another. We have the research, we have the theoretical formations. We can predict. We're not just flying blind. Here's some structure. Now we can support you to apply it to what you're dealing with so that you can move forward.”

Dr. Crow specializes in helping people successfully address and master the challenges in every phase of life

“I keep coming back to finding meaning and purpose,” says Dr. Crow. “There are things that we can do besides counseling or therapy. We can build stable relationships. We can find something that is meaningful, whether it's a faith, a belief, whatever, so that you can hook into something to hang onto. You can build relationships that are built on unconditional love, not just attraction. Finding meaning and purpose as you move through these transitions is the key to living a healthy life in all facets.”

In addition to her work as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Crow also serves as a professor of developmental and educational psychology in the University of Texas system. Dr. Crow got her start in education as a teacher. Listeners may remember her as the kindergarten teacher on the old television program Romper Room. Romper Room International Television Kindergarten, featured an actual kindergarten live on air, with real lesson plans for real children.

“Romper Room was unlike any other children's shows of its day,” recalls Dr. Crow. “It was the first integrated show to actually bring on children of color, which had not been done before. I had live animals get loose. I learned a lot about control of time, control of self, and control in general. But I decided to go into higher education, which has now been my life for 48 years.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Mary Lynn Crow in an interview with Jim Masters on January 15th at 2pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on January 22nd at 2pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

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

For more information on Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, visit http://www.drmarylynncrow.com

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