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CLEARWATER, Fla., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, over 3,000 residents flocked to downtown Clearwater to celebrate the Downtown Clearwater Spring Block Party sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and six Humanitarian Centers on the block of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at “I can’t wait for your block party,” said owner of Princess Nails, a local salon on the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater when he was invited. “I’ve been looking forward to this for months and counting the days. They are so much fun!” Designed for the entire family, the party included live music, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, train and face painting for children. The Church of Scientology sponsored some of the area’s favorite food trucks and downtown restaurants at the party so that there was free food for everyone. Vendors and restaurants that participated were: Engine 53 (brick oven pizza), Better than Eve’s BBQ, Crepelicious, La Fondita de Leo, Umai Café and Dunkin Donuts.  A raffle was also held that included items donated by downtown Clearwater stores and restaurants. The Church-sponsored humanitarian programs saw hundreds through their doors during the event. Fourteen non-profit groups who partner with the humanitarian centers, were also showcased at the event with their individual booths. “It is one of the tenets of the Church of Scientology to do all we can to assist other groups in the community that are helping people,” said Church spokesperson, Pat Harney. “In that way we work together to bring even greater improvement to our city.”  The non-profit partners included: the Children’s Home Network, Second Chance Life Skills, Hard2Guard, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary For Wildlife, Haitian Mission Par La Foi, Cole Link Foundation, Clearwater Audubon Society, Angels On Assignment Worldwide, Food Our Children Ministries, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children’s Home Network, The Refuge, L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre, the Community Learning Center and Narconon Suncoast. “Volunteering to help my community is something I am very committed to,” said Church volunteer, Kelly Yaegermann, “it is part of being a Scientologist.” Local Scientologists donate an estimated 200,000 hours of their time each year. Visitors learned the following from the humanitarian centers: *United for Human Rights -- implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. *The Way to Happiness Foundation -- restoring trust and honesty the world over based on "The Way to Happiness" booklet written by L. Ron Hubbard. *Foundation for a Drug Free World -- empowering youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. *Criminon -- addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal's self-respect. *The Scientology Volunteer Ministers -- a global force of volunteers, who live by the motto "Something can be done about it". *Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Boundless to Sponsor and Deliver Keynote on GIS at GeoRodeo; Conduct Talks and Tutorials on Hybrid Architectures, GeoServer and more at LocationCon NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced that it will be sponsoring and delivering a keynote presentation at GeoRodeo, taking place on May 19 in Austin, TX. Additionally, the company will be delivering five talks, including a tutorial, at LocationCon, taking place in Oakland, CA, from May 22-24. GeoRodeo Keynote At-a-Glance What: Spatial Is Not Special, But We're Going to be OK When: Friday, May 19 from 1:15 - 2:15pm CT Where: Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus Who: Sara Safavi, Software Engineer at Boundless Talk Summary: "Spatial isn't Special." You've heard it before, and maybe you agree, or perhaps you don't; but, chances are, you have a strong opinion. Join Sara for a conversation about the past, present, and future of GIS, including what it means for professionals in the space. For more information, please visit: https://tnris.org/georodeo/2017/ LocationCon Details At-a-Glance What: Introduction to GeoServer and Introduction to GeoServer (continued) When: Monday, May 22 from 8:30am - 10:15am and 10:15am - 12:00pm PT Where: Oakland Convention Center, East 1 Who: Jody Garnett, Community Lead at Boundless Talk Summary: GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web. In this two-part tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. What: Understanding The Flexibility of Open Source When: Tuesday, May 23 from 10:30am - 11:05am PT Where: Oakland Convention Center, East 1 Who: Jody Garnett, Community Lead at Boundless Talk Summary: Open source is rewriting the rules of the GIS industry at all levels of industry and government. This presentation will dig into the flexibility of open source licensing and how organizations can meet the challenges of using and customizing open source. What: Adding Geospatial Alerting and Stream processing to GIS Applications When: Tuesday, May 23 from 3:00pm - 3:35pm PT Where: Oakland Convention Center, AB Who: Wes Richardet, Technical Lead at Boundless Talk Summary: Many tools in the GIS domain are built around styling, authoring and managing datasets. In this talk, discover how Boundless Signal enables users to learn from the data they have and define criteria in web based UI for what they see as a significant event. What: Unlocking Business Intelligence Insights with the Boundless Ecosystem When: Wednesday, May 24 from 2:15pm - 2:50pm PT Where: Oakland Convention Center, East 1 Who: Anthony Calamito, VP of Product at Boundless Talk Summary: Open source adoption is taking place at an unprecedented rate by modern enterprises who want to drive competitive advantage and innovation within their industries. See how the Boundless Ecosystem offers a complete open GIS platform for managing data and building maps and applications across web browsers, desktops and mobile devices. For more information, please visit: https://calgis2017.locationcon.org Boundless offers an open GIS ecosystem through a unique combination of technology, products and experts that gives enterprises deeper intelligence and insights using location-based data. The Boundless platform is built upon open source technology and open APIs that generate actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications. Recent updates to the Boundless ecosystem include Boundless Connect, a subscription service to the most comprehensive repository of GIS data, and Boundless Desktop, a full-featured, professional desktop GIS that brings a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources to the enterprise. Connect with Boundless at GeoRodeo and LocationCon To schedule one-on-one meetings with the Boundless team at GeoRodeo or LocationCon, please contact press@boundlessgeo.com. Follow the company on Twitter at https://twitter.com/boundlessgeo. About Boundless Boundless is the leader in commercially supported open GIS (geographic information systems). Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions, Boundless opens the world of geospatial data to any user. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with a scalable, open GIS platform -- including Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect -- and a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com. Join the GIS community at https://connect.boundlessgeo.com/. Follow Boundless @boundlessgeo.


CLEARWATER, Fla., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, over 3,000 residents flocked to downtown Clearwater to celebrate the Downtown Clearwater Spring Block Party sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and six Humanitarian Centers on the block of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at “I can’t wait for your block party,” said owner of Princess Nails, a local salon on the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater when he was invited. “I’ve been looking forward to this for months and counting the days. They are so much fun!” Designed for the entire family, the party included live music, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, train and face painting for children. The Church of Scientology sponsored some of the area’s favorite food trucks and downtown restaurants at the party so that there was free food for everyone. Vendors and restaurants that participated were: Engine 53 (brick oven pizza), Better than Eve’s BBQ, Crepelicious, La Fondita de Leo, Umai Café and Dunkin Donuts.  A raffle was also held that included items donated by downtown Clearwater stores and restaurants. The Church-sponsored humanitarian programs saw hundreds through their doors during the event. Fourteen non-profit groups who partner with the humanitarian centers, were also showcased at the event with their individual booths. “It is one of the tenets of the Church of Scientology to do all we can to assist other groups in the community that are helping people,” said Church spokesperson, Pat Harney. “In that way we work together to bring even greater improvement to our city.”  The non-profit partners included: the Children’s Home Network, Second Chance Life Skills, Hard2Guard, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary For Wildlife, Haitian Mission Par La Foi, Cole Link Foundation, Clearwater Audubon Society, Angels On Assignment Worldwide, Food Our Children Ministries, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children’s Home Network, The Refuge, L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre, the Community Learning Center and Narconon Suncoast. “Volunteering to help my community is something I am very committed to,” said Church volunteer, Kelly Yaegermann, “it is part of being a Scientologist.” Local Scientologists donate an estimated 200,000 hours of their time each year. Visitors learned the following from the humanitarian centers: *United for Human Rights -- implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. *The Way to Happiness Foundation -- restoring trust and honesty the world over based on "The Way to Happiness" booklet written by L. Ron Hubbard. *Foundation for a Drug Free World -- empowering youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. *Criminon -- addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal's self-respect. *The Scientology Volunteer Ministers -- a global force of volunteers, who live by the motto "Something can be done about it". *Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.


CLEARWATER, Fla., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, over 3,000 residents flocked to downtown Clearwater to celebrate the Downtown Clearwater Spring Block Party sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and six Humanitarian Centers on the block of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at “I can’t wait for your block party,” said owner of Princess Nails, a local salon on the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater when he was invited. “I’ve been looking forward to this for months and counting the days. They are so much fun!” Designed for the entire family, the party included live music, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, train and face painting for children. The Church of Scientology sponsored some of the area’s favorite food trucks and downtown restaurants at the party so that there was free food for everyone. Vendors and restaurants that participated were: Engine 53 (brick oven pizza), Better than Eve’s BBQ, Crepelicious, La Fondita de Leo, Umai Café and Dunkin Donuts.  A raffle was also held that included items donated by downtown Clearwater stores and restaurants. The Church-sponsored humanitarian programs saw hundreds through their doors during the event. Fourteen non-profit groups who partner with the humanitarian centers, were also showcased at the event with their individual booths. “It is one of the tenets of the Church of Scientology to do all we can to assist other groups in the community that are helping people,” said Church spokesperson, Pat Harney. “In that way we work together to bring even greater improvement to our city.”  The non-profit partners included: the Children’s Home Network, Second Chance Life Skills, Hard2Guard, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary For Wildlife, Haitian Mission Par La Foi, Cole Link Foundation, Clearwater Audubon Society, Angels On Assignment Worldwide, Food Our Children Ministries, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children’s Home Network, The Refuge, L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre, the Community Learning Center and Narconon Suncoast. “Volunteering to help my community is something I am very committed to,” said Church volunteer, Kelly Yaegermann, “it is part of being a Scientologist.” Local Scientologists donate an estimated 200,000 hours of their time each year. Visitors learned the following from the humanitarian centers: *United for Human Rights -- implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. *The Way to Happiness Foundation -- restoring trust and honesty the world over based on "The Way to Happiness" booklet written by L. Ron Hubbard. *Foundation for a Drug Free World -- empowering youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. *Criminon -- addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal's self-respect. *The Scientology Volunteer Ministers -- a global force of volunteers, who live by the motto "Something can be done about it". *Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.


SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 11, 2017) – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature®, is pleased to announce exclusive Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholder ticket savings for Taste of Sonoma, one of the country’s top wine and food festivals. Tickets are available on the Taste of Sonoma website. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 5. Taste of Sonoma – a spectacular Labor Day Weekend event, September 2 and 3 – offers an extraordinary immersive opportunity for wine and culinary enthusiasts to taste incomparable wines and locally-grown, gourmet dishes; meet passionate vintners and growers; and experience the welcoming community spirit of the Sonoma County wine region. Taste of Sonoma will bring the historic Sonoma County wine region to life with access to rare and highly sought-after wines, gourmet foods and locally grown produce from top Sonoma County chefs, intimate conversations with wine luminaries and winemakers, and focused seminars covering a range of topics — from Sonoma County terroir to expert advice from chefs. Held at the beautiful Donald & Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s esteemed Wine Country, the event offers the perfect setting to celebrate the region’s amazing wine and food. More than 200 wineries will share unique varietals from their acclaimed collections, and approximately 60 local top chefs will feature mouthwatering bites. “Taste of Sonoma is the ideal Labor Day Weekend adventure and a ‘must’ for wine and food lovers who want to indulge in Sonoma County’s finest wines and artisan food,” said Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director Jean Arnold Sessions. “The dynamic, two-day event is one of the top wine and food festivals in the country and will give guests special access to the abundance of Sonoma County’s famed wineries and culinary artists.” Taste of Sonoma’s packed weekend activities include an all-day Grand Tasting event showcasing Sonoma County’s impeccable wines and foods. Guests can opt to participate in the afternoon Sommelier Tours, in which nationally acclaimed sommeliers will lead wine enthusiasts on a 30-minute guided tasting. Both afternoons will also feature Wine Talk Seminars, offering informative, lively panel discussions and focused tastings with renowned Sonoma County winemakers. Taste of Sonoma guests can also participate in a blind tasting challenge to test their knowledge of Sonoma County wines. At the end of each blind tasting, the sommelier host will reveal the wines, and share tasting tips. One and two-day tickets range in price from $150 to $300 per person, with Club Reserve tickets providing guests special access to the people behind Sonoma County’s iconic brands who will share their most sought after, limited release wines. Sonoma County Wine Auction In addition to Taste of Sonoma, a second event, the Sonoma County Wine Auction, the County’s leading annual charitable wine auction, will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard. The Auction brings the wine industry, Chefs and guests together to invest in our community by supporting children for future success, preserving our environment, and improving the health and welfare of our local community. Guests have an opportunity to bid on an array of luxurious and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, sipping spectacular wines and dining on dishes expertly crafted from Sonoma County’s freshest ingredients. This extraordinary event has raised $24 million to date for 95 local Sonoma County charitable organizations and reflects the Sonoma County wine community’s commitment to giving back to our greater community. Tickets will go on sale for the auction in mid-June and more information will be available at SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com. About Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the signature celebration of Sonoma County’s wines, winegrowers, chefs and the independent, generous spirit of this world-class wine country destination. Produced by Sonoma County Vintners, the events have raised more than $24 million to date to invest in Sonoma County’s future. For more information about Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, visit SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com. About 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature® Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature. Visa Signature offers account holders a range of benefits that provide special access and can save time and money. In addition to points, miles, cash back and other premium rewards offered by Visa Signature issuers, account holders enjoy perks such as 24/7 complimentary concierge services, the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive offers for fine wine and food, travel and sports. For more information on Visa and other Visa offerings, please visit Visa.com. About Sonoma County Vintners Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, SCV represents more than 200 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county. To learn more about Sonoma County Vintners, visit: SonomaWine.com. Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University The Wine Business Institute (WBI) is an education and research institute of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU). SSU is the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to offer seminars, certificates, and degree programs focused on the business of wine. It is the first school of business in the world to offer an executive-level wine business degree. In 2017, WBI will open the Wine Spectator Learning Center, a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art education complex dedicated to training the next generation of leaders for a dynamic global wine industry. With its unique location, expert faculty, and deep relationships in the world of wine, WBI attracts current and future professionals from California and around the world to experience the wealth of connections among students, alumni, and industry leaders. Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center (GMC) is a focal point for arts in the region, with its spectacular 1400-seat Weill Hall, an acoustically exceptional venue with a modular rear wall that opens to terraced lawn seating, providing picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, and the 240-seat Schroeder Hall, a cathedral-like recital hall designed specifically to accentuate instruments, organ and voice in a small, intimate setting. A program of Sonoma State University, the GMC presents year-round programming of top classical, contemporary, jazz and world music artists, and is home to the Santa Rosa Symphony. Media contact: Hilary Burns, Casey Shaughnessy, Sonia Sparks, and Elizabeth Chow at Glodow Nead Communications, 415.394.6500 or SWCWPR@glodownead.com.


Taste of Sonoma, One of the Country’s Top Wine and Food Festivals – September 2-3, 2017. Ticket Sales Open to the General Public on June 5 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 11, 2017) – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature®, is pleased to announce exclusive Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholder ticket savings for Taste of Sonoma, one of the country’s top wine and food festivals. Tickets are available on the Taste of Sonoma website. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 5. Taste of Sonoma – a spectacular Labor Day Weekend event, September 2nd and 3rd – offers an extraordinary immersive opportunity for wine and culinary enthusiasts to taste incomparable wines and locally-grown, gourmet dishes; meet passionate vintners and growers; and experience the welcoming community spirit of the Sonoma County wine region. Taste of Sonoma will bring the historic Sonoma County wine region to life with access to rare and highly sought-after wines, gourmet foods and locally grown produce from top Sonoma County chefs, intimate conversations with wine luminaries and winemakers, and focused seminars covering a range of topics — from Sonoma County terroir to expert advice from chefs. Held at the beautiful Donald & Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s esteemed Wine Country, the event offers the perfect setting to celebrate the region’s amazing wine and food. More than 200 wineries will share unique varietals from their acclaimed collections, and approximately 60 local top chefs will feature mouthwatering bites. “Taste of Sonoma is the ideal Labor Day Weekend adventure and a ‘must’ for wine and food lovers who want to indulge in Sonoma County’s finest wines and artisan food,” said Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director Jean Arnold Sessions. “The dynamic, two-day event is one of the top wine and food festivals in the country and will give guests special access to the abundance of Sonoma County’s famed wineries and culinary artists.” Taste of Sonoma’s packed weekend activities include an all-day Grand Tasting event showcasing Sonoma County’s impeccable wines and foods. Guests can opt to participate in the afternoon Sommelier Tours, in which nationally acclaimed sommeliers will lead wine enthusiasts on a 30-minute guided tasting. Both afternoons will also feature Wine Talk Seminars, offering informative, lively panel discussions and focused tastings with renowned Sonoma County winemakers. Taste of Sonoma guests can also participate in a blind tasting challenge to test their knowledge of Sonoma County wines. At the end of each blind tasting, the sommelier host will reveal the wines, and share tasting tips. One and two-day tickets range in price from $150 to $300 per person, with Club Reserve tickets providing guests special access to the people behind Sonoma County’s iconic brands who will share their most sought after, limited release wines. In addition to Taste of Sonoma, a second event, the Sonoma County Wine Auction, the County’s leading annual charitable wine auction, will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard. The Auction brings the wine industry, Chefs and guests together to invest in our community by supporting children for future success, preserving our environment, and improving the health and welfare of our local community. Guests have an opportunity to bid on an array of luxurious and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, sipping spectacular wines and dining on dishes expertly crafted from Sonoma County’s freshest ingredients. This extraordinary event has raised $24 million to date for 95 local Sonoma County charitable organizations and reflects the Sonoma County wine community’s commitment to giving back to our greater community. Tickets will go on sale for the Auction in mid-June and more information will be available at SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the signature celebration of Sonoma County’s wines, winegrowers, chefs and the independent, generous spirit of this world-class wine country destination. Produced by Sonoma County Vintners, the events have raised more than $24 million to date to invest in Sonoma County’s future. For more information about Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, visit SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com. About 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature® Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature. Visa Signature offers account holders a range of benefits that provide special access and can save time and money. In addition to points, miles, cash back and other premium rewards offered by Visa Signature issuers, account holders enjoy perks such as 24/7 complimentary concierge services, the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive offers for fine wine and food, travel and sports. For more information on Visa and other Visa offerings, please visit Visa.com. Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, SCV represents more than 200 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county. To learn more about Sonoma County Vintners, visit: SonomaWine.com. The Wine Business Institute (WBI) is an education and research institute of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU). SSU is the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to offer seminars, certificates, and degree programs focused on the business of wine. It is the first school of business in the world to offer an executive-level wine business degree. In 2017, WBI will open the Wine Spectator Learning Center, a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art education complex dedicated to training the next generation of leaders for a dynamic global wine industry. With its unique location, expert faculty, and deep relationships in the world of wine, WBI attracts current and future professionals from California and around the world to experience the wealth of connections among students, alumni, and industry leaders. Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northern California’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center (GMC) is a focal point for arts in the region, with its spectacular 1400-seat Weill Hall, an acoustically exceptional venue with a modular rear wall that opens to terraced lawn seating, providing picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, and the 240-seat Schroeder Hall, a cathedral-like recital hall designed specifically to accentuate instruments, organ and voice in a small, intimate setting. A program of Sonoma State University, the GMC presents year-round programming of top classical, contemporary, jazz and world music artists, and is home to the Santa Rosa Symphony.


CLEARWATER, Fla., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, over 3,000 residents flocked to downtown Clearwater to celebrate the Downtown Clearwater Spring Block Party sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and six Humanitarian Centers on the block of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at “I can’t wait for your block party,” said owner of Princess Nails, a local salon on the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater when he was invited. “I’ve been looking forward to this for months and counting the days. They are so much fun!” Designed for the entire family, the party included live music, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, train and face painting for children. The Church of Scientology sponsored some of the area’s favorite food trucks and downtown restaurants at the party so that there was free food for everyone. Vendors and restaurants that participated were: Engine 53 (brick oven pizza), Better than Eve’s BBQ, Crepelicious, La Fondita de Leo, Umai Café and Dunkin Donuts.  A raffle was also held that included items donated by downtown Clearwater stores and restaurants. The Church-sponsored humanitarian programs saw hundreds through their doors during the event. Fourteen non-profit groups who partner with the humanitarian centers, were also showcased at the event with their individual booths. “It is one of the tenets of the Church of Scientology to do all we can to assist other groups in the community that are helping people,” said Church spokesperson, Pat Harney. “In that way we work together to bring even greater improvement to our city.”  The non-profit partners included: the Children’s Home Network, Second Chance Life Skills, Hard2Guard, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary For Wildlife, Haitian Mission Par La Foi, Cole Link Foundation, Clearwater Audubon Society, Angels On Assignment Worldwide, Food Our Children Ministries, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Children’s Home Network, The Refuge, L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre, the Community Learning Center and Narconon Suncoast. “Volunteering to help my community is something I am very committed to,” said Church volunteer, Kelly Yaegermann, “it is part of being a Scientologist.” Local Scientologists donate an estimated 200,000 hours of their time each year. Visitors learned the following from the humanitarian centers: *United for Human Rights -- implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. *The Way to Happiness Foundation -- restoring trust and honesty the world over based on "The Way to Happiness" booklet written by L. Ron Hubbard. *Foundation for a Drug Free World -- empowering youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. *Criminon -- addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal's self-respect. *The Scientology Volunteer Ministers -- a global force of volunteers, who live by the motto "Something can be done about it". *Citizens Commission on Human Rights -- helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive psychiatric practices. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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The Lazydays Employee Foundation is proud to announce that its 7th Annual Golf Tournament has raised more than $100,000 to support at-risk youth in the Tampa Bay, Tucson, Denver and Northern Colorado communities. The proceeds will fund a variety of programs designed to empower local children with education and opportunity. Major partners included Platinum Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Bank of America, who returned as Tournament Sponsor for the seventh consecutive year. Sponsors and golfers gathered at the Lazydays Crown Club on Thursday, May 4, for a kick-off dinner, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. As in previous years, all 36 team slots sold out for the 2017 Lazydays Employee Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place on Friday, May 5, at the River Hills Country Club in Valrico, Florida. Participating golfers played 18 holes and competed in putting contests, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin challenges, and hole-in-one shootouts with an RV as the top prize. An awards luncheon was held immediately following the tournament. “We’d like to thank the many sponsors, vendors, manufacturers, players and volunteers who made this event possible. Their contributions, together with ongoing Lazydays employee donations, enable us to instill hope, inspire dreams and improve children’s lives,” said Katherine Kearney, chair of fundraising for the Lazydays Employee Foundation. “Following the success of this year’s tournament, I’m excited to say we’ll be announcing our next big project within the next month.” The 8th Annual Lazydays Employee Foundation Golf Tournament is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018. Details and sponsorship/registration information will be posted at http://www.ldef.org/golf closer to the event. For a photo recap of the 7th Annual Golf Tournament and details on other upcoming events, visit Lazydays on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LazydaysRV/. About the Lazydays Employee Foundation In 2005, the employees of Lazydays created the Lazydays Employee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from Lazydays’ employees, has contributed more than $1.5 million to make many historic changes for at-risk children in the Tampa Bay, Tucson, Denver and Northern Colorado communities. The Foundation supports the Lazydays House at A Kid’s Place, Lazydays Homeless Youth Program, Ybor Youth Clinic and Tampa Bay Youth Outreach. In addition, the Foundation contributes to various local charities, including the R.I.C.H. Houses, the Joshua House, Lots of Hugs Learning Center and the Women’s Resource Center, among others. About Lazydays Lazydays®, The RV Authority and world’s largest RV dealership, caters to every RV need. Lazydays offers the largest selection of RV brands in the nation featuring more than 2,500 new and pre-owned RVs, over 300 service bays and two onsite campgrounds with over 700 RV campsites. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL, Lazydays also has a dealership located in Tucson, AZ as well as three dealerships located in Loveland, Denver and Longmont, CO. Lazydays RV Accessories & More offers more than 40,000 accessories online for your shopping convenience. Shop us online or visit one of our store locations in Florida, Arizona and Colorado. Lazydays also has RV Rental fleets in Florida, Arizona and Colorado. Since 1976, Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a half-million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it their “home away from home.” Lazydays has been recognized as a “Top 50 RV Dealer” by RV Business and as one of Tampa Bay’s “Top Work Places.” For most people, Lazydays isn't just the beginning of their journey; it's very much a part of their ride. To learn more, visit http://www.lazydays.com.


Future Opportunities for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Within the Defense Industry Defense Strategies Institute is pleased to announce the Advanced Materials for Defense Summit, occurring on July 18-19, 2017, at the Mary M Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA. This summit will focus on the efforts to develop and integrate technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes that drastically alter the affordability, survivability, lifecycle cost, and readiness capabilities to maintain current, and propel future U.S. Defensive capabilities. Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2017 --( On July 18 & 19, Defense Strategies Institute will host the Advanced Materials for Defense Summit at the Mary M Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA. This summit will bring together personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry to provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission. Keynote Speakers to Include: - Dr. John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Acting DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD AT&L - Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD Maintenance Policy and Programs - Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, Materials and Manufacturing Process Community of Interest Chair - Dr. Mark VanLandingham, Division Chief, Materials and Manufacturing Science, U.S. Army Research Laboratory - Kelly Morris, Chief of Research and Development, DLA Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency Keynote Panelists to Include: - LtCol Howard Marotto, USMC, Lead for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Development and Implementation, HQMC (Installations and Logistics) - William C. Harris, Technical Fellow, Manufacturing Technology, America Makes - Dr. Mark Benedict, Senior Materials Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory New Topics For This Year's Summit - Materials Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension - Increasing Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes - Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments - Developing Civil Engineering Capabilities for Enhanced Force Protection and Sustainment - Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance - Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent - Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development - Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials Data Full agenda can be found at http://materials.dsigroup.org/download-the-agenda/agenda-download-form/ DSI welcomes any questions to have posed during the forum: questions should align with the topics of the sessions. Seating is limited – In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early Registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the 2017 Advanced Materials for Defense Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://materials.dsigroup.org/ Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions contact Morgan at mcolfax@dsigroup.org, 1-201-266-0058. **Summit is closed to press / No Recordings** Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The integration and introduction of advanced manufacturing technologies has fundamentally transformed the methods in which the United States Government conducts acquisition, lifecycle management, supply chain management, and fabrication. The goal of advanced manufacturing is to provide greater operational flexibility to Warfighter and National Leadership, but this goal cannot be met without the strategic materials that make manufacturing processes possible. The US military, DoD, S&T organizations, academics and industry alike have taken an incredibly active role in developing additional capabilities for advanced materials that have, and will go on to supplement the U.S. defensive industrial base.On July 18 & 19, Defense Strategies Institute will host the Advanced Materials for Defense Summit at the Mary M Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA. This summit will bring together personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry to provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.Keynote Speakers to Include:- Dr. John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Acting DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD AT&L- Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD Maintenance Policy and Programs- Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, Materials and Manufacturing Process Community of Interest Chair- Dr. Mark VanLandingham, Division Chief, Materials and Manufacturing Science, U.S. Army Research Laboratory- Kelly Morris, Chief of Research and Development, DLA Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics AgencyKeynote Panelists to Include:- LtCol Howard Marotto, USMC, Lead for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Development and Implementation, HQMC (Installations and Logistics)- William C. Harris, Technical Fellow, Manufacturing Technology, America Makes- Dr. Mark Benedict, Senior Materials Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research LaboratoryNew Topics For This Year's Summit- Materials Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension- Increasing Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes- Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments- Developing Civil Engineering Capabilities for Enhanced Force Protection and Sustainment- Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance- Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent- Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development- Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials DataFull agenda can be found at http://materials.dsigroup.org/download-the-agenda/agenda-download-form/DSI welcomes any questions to have posed during the forum: questions should align with the topics of the sessions.Seating is limited –In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early Registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the 2017 Advanced Materials for Defense Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://materials.dsigroup.org/Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions contact Morgan at mcolfax@dsigroup.org, 1-201-266-0058.**Summit is closed to press / No Recordings** Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Defense Strategies Institute


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"PJM is continually planning to meet the region's needs years in advance, coordinating transmission upgrades with our members, embracing newer and efficient technologies and ensuring that the power supply is secure and reliable," said Andy Ott, president and CEO of PJM. PJM's mission is to meet that electricity need by procuring enough resources to satisfy peak demand plus required reserves at the lowest reasonable cost through its competitive markets and working with its members to ensure the grid can reliably move power to where it's needed now and years from now. "Our members do a great job of maintaining strong transmission, generation and distribution systems that deliver all of this power to their customers, and our operators stand ready to make sure the power flows where it's needed most," said Mike Bryson, vice president-Operations. PJM also enhanced the reliability of the power supply by instituting a new market construct that holds generators to stricter, no-excuses standards to deliver the electricity they promised. In addition, PJM is required to have supplementary resources on reserve in case demand is higher than forecasted or generation is unexpectedly unavailable. The required reserve margin is 16.6 percent. However, this season, PJM will have significantly more installed capacity available, with a reserve margin of 29 percent, or nearly 42,000 MW. Last summer, demand peaked at 151,907 MW on Aug. 11, the first time PJM met a peak need of more than 150,000 MW without invoking emergency actions. The highest use of power in PJM was nearly 166,000 MW in 2006. PJM has 185,804 MW of installed generating capacity available. If needed, it also may draw upon more than 9,120 MW of demand response resources, customers who are willing to curb their usage on request during peak times. For more on how PJM prepares for summer demand, visit the PJM Learning Center. PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, ensures the reliability of the high-voltage electric power system serving 65 million people in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM coordinates and directs the operation of the region's transmission grid, which includes over 82,000 miles of transmission lines; administers a competitive wholesale electricity market; and plans regional transmission expansion improvements to maintain grid reliability and relieve congestion. PJM's regional grid and market operations produce annual savings of $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion. For the latest news about PJM, visit PJM Inside Lines at insidelines.pjm.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pjm-releases-summer-reliability-assessment-300453433.html

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