News Article | May 9, 2017
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation acting president and CEO Aisha Glover, and Walker’s Legacy Foundation founder and CEO Natalie Madeira Cofield announced the launch of Newark Moms Who Hustle during a press conference this morning at Essex County College in downtown Newark. The 12-week program is designed to help Newark residents who are single, low-income, millennial mothers, become businesswomen. Many single mothers lack the resources and/or networking opportunities needed to take their business and overall entrepreneurial confidence to the next level. Moms Who Hustle will provide mothers who are Newark residents with the tools necessary to achieve economic stability. The skills these mothers gain will benefit them, their families and communities. “Newark has many mothers, both married and single, who often have to be the central economic power in their families,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Others have dreams of owning their own businesses and becoming self-sufficient. But they often lack the resources, knowledge, and confidence to achieve these dreams and goals. That is why we are privileged to partner with the Walker’s Legacy Foundation and proud to offer the ‘Moms Who Hustle’ program to empower our mothers with the many tools they need to become successful business owners and major factors in Newark’s economic growth.” The class will provide participants with complimentary childcare, access to financial planning tools, and entrepreneurial insight. Additional resources are available to participants through the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation’s and Walker’s Legacy App. "The Walker's Legacy Foundation has created an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurial mothers with the Moms Who Hustle program. We are honored they saw fit to continue their pilot program here in Newark," said Aisha Glover, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation acting president and CEO. "Moms Who Hustle is about becoming your own boss, taking control of your finances and learning how to navigate the tools and resources needed to launch your dreams. Newark Community EDC is excited to partner on this program, and we look forward to supporting all of the applicants and participants as their businesses grow." For its inaugural year, the Moms Who Hustle program will serve 100 women across five cohorts in four cities: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Detroit, and Newark. Walker’s Legacy Foundation selected Newark because of the City’s commitment to promoting economic stability and supporting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly entrepreneurial women and people of color. With the City and EDC as its partners, Walker’s Legacy Foundation hopes to develop the untapped talent and power of millennial mothers in Newark, and create stronger and more financially stable families and neighborhoods. “Moms Who Hustle is for the enterprising mother with dynamic ideas, talents, or crafts who seeks to flourish as an entrepreneur,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy Foundation. “Walker’s Legacy Foundation is proud to honor Madam C. J. Walker, who too experienced single motherhood, by providing the resources other women need to build their own legacies and achieve economic stability.” Walker’s Legacy Foundation Walker’s Legacy is a multimedia organization committed to the cultivation of an ecosystem of access designed to inspire, equip, and engage a global network of emerging and established businesswomen of color. Walker’s Legacy, and sister company The Walker’s Legacy Foundation (WLF), is guided by the philanthropic legacy of Madam C. J. Walker and her cause of economic empowerment for women funded through her entrepreneurial successes. The Walker’s Legacy Foundation focuses programming to support single mothers, university and college-age women, and micro-enterprises. Newark Economic & Housing Development The mission of the City's department of Economic and Housing Development is to create economic opportunity for Newark residents and enhance the vibrancy of the City. To this end, the department seeks to position Newark to take advantage of its unique assets, including its strategic location, a diverse and underutilized workforce, a large amount of developable land, concentration of corporate and business service firms, several major universities, and a wealth of arts and cultural assets. Newark Community Economic Development Corporation The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark Community EDC) is the primary economic development catalyst for the State of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. It is organized to retain, attract and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development. For more information on the City of Newark, please visit: http://www.newarknj.gov To visit the City of Newark’s official photo galleries: https://www.flickr.com/photos/newarkpressoffice/sets
News Article | May 11, 2017
CHICAGO, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq:SP), a leader in parking management, ground transportation and ancillary services, today announced that Gregory A. Reid, a new director nominee, was elected to serve on its Board of Directors at the annual meeting of stockholders held on May 9, 2017. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/09895592-049a-4393-868c-d81490ecca39 Mr. Reid founded and has served as president of BoomDeYada, LLC, a brand development consultancy group, since 2011. He held various marketing and sales positions with increasing responsibility at YRC Worldwide, Inc., a transportation and global logistics company, from 1997 to 2011, where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Reid currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Starlight Theatre and is the founder of the Vincent Legacy Foundation of Kansas City. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. “We are excited to welcome Greg to the Board. He has a strong background in strategic planning and marketing. Greg’s leadership in the transportation and logistics industry make him a terrific asset to our company,” stated Ms. Garrison. SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 22,000 employees and operates approximately 3,700 facilities with 2.0 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 70 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. The Company’s ground transportation division transports approximately 42 million passengers each year; its facility maintenance division operates in dozens of U.S. cities; and its SP+ GAMEDAY operating group provides a wide range of event logistics services. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.
News Article | May 15, 2017
The iSolved Network announced its continued support of the SEAL Legacy Foundation earlier this year. This sponsorship fits well with iSolved Network Certified Partners and staff, who are inspired by the SEALs' powerful dedication to honoring the brotherhood, preserving the legacy and ensuring that no one is left behind. Network Partners also share the characteristics of elite, results-oriented achievers who care deeply about what they do and the people they serve. The annual SEAL Legacy Golf Classic & Night of Heroes event is the Foundation's most significant event in terms of fundraising. "We're proud to support the SEAL Legacy Foundation through the annual event," said Dave Dawson, CEO of the iSolved Network and Navy veteran. "We always enjoy ourselves, but this comes second to proudly supporting the wounded and fallen Navy SEALs and their families." About the SEAL Legacy Foundation The SEAL Legacy Foundation is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community. The Foundation was established in 2011 by SEALs to preserve their legacy of no one left behind. For more information, please visit www.SEALLegacy.org. The SEAL Legacy Foundation can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SEALLegacy and on Facebook via www.facebook.com/SEALLegacyFoundation. About iSolved Network The iSolved Network is an ecosystem for elite, high-growth payroll service providers who use the cloud-based iSolved human capital management technology to deliver a complete set of workforce solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Launched in the summer of 2014, the iSolved Network has experienced rapid growth, and iSolved now has two million employees committed to the technology. The iSolved solution delivers a comprehensive approach to workforce management, offering payroll, human resources, time and labor tracking, as well as benefit enrollment from within the same solution. For more information on the iSolved Network, or to locate a Certified Network Partner in your region, visit www.isolvednetwork.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/isolved-network-sponsors-sixth-annual-seal-legacy-classic-300456461.html
News Article | April 21, 2017
Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment. But in two tweets sent late Thursday evening, Michael Reagan first specifically referenced one of the allegations against O’Reilly — that he called a black woman “hot chocolate” and leered at her — and then suggested that women invite attention by how they dress. The tweets ignited a firestorm of criticism. The latter post had over 2,000 replies as of Friday afternoon. Reagan, who serves as the president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, did not respond to a request for comment. Read more from the Yahoo Weed & the American Family series:
News Article | February 28, 2017
US Speedskating has selected the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, as the site for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track Speedskating. With support from the Utah Sports Commission, the Trials will take place on December 15-17, 2017 and will be used to determine members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. "The Utah Olympic Oval is a world-class facility that has hosted many successful international competitions and we are very excited to bring back the U.S. Olympic Trials to a venue that has such rich history within the Olympic Winter Games,” said Ted Morris, Executive Director for US Speedskating. “The venue is the perfect setting for a phenomenal trials and 2018 U.S. Olympic Team selection. We know that the great Olympic sports fans in Utah will come out and support all of our athletes fighting for a spot on the U.S. team that will compete in PyeongChang.” “We are proud to partner with US Speedskating and the Utah Olympic Oval to bring Olympic Trials back to Utah,” said Jeff Robbins, president & CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “This event is a reminder of the lasting impact the Olympics have had on the state, and how they continue to benefit Utah’s economy, image and position Utah as a leader in the national and international sports community.” The Utah Olympic Oval is operated by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and was built prior to the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake 2002. The venue known to have the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth’ by setting over 100 world records since being built, was the 2002 Olympic venue for Long Track Speedskating and hosted the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for both Short and Long Track Speedskating. “With Utah celebrating its 15 year anniversary of Salt Lake 2002 this month it’s very exciting to announce we will be continuing Utah’s Olympic Legacy by hosting the Olympic Trials for Short Track in December 2018,” says Colin Hilton, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s President and CEO. At the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, a maximum of 12 athletes will be named to the U.S. Olympic Team, six for the men and six for women, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. Athletes will compete in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be held in South Korea from February 9-25, 2018. Both Long and Short Track will be held in the Gangneung coastal cluster with all Olympic competitions for Short Track Speedskating to be held at the Gangneung Ice Arena, which will also be the host of Figure Skating, and has a seating capacity of 12,000. Tickets sales and event information for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be announced at a later time. About U.S. Olympic Team Trials A collaboration between the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies, U.S. Olympic Team Trials are held in multiple sports prior to each edition of the Olympic Games and allow athletes to vie for the honor of representing Team USA. Often the last stop in an athlete’s journey to the Olympics, the Trials also offer fans an up-close experience with America’s sports heroes before they go on to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Selection procedures for each sport are developed by the NGBs in concert with the USOC and follow parameters set forth by each International Federation. About US Speedskating From Pond to Podium, we are US Speedskating. We grow and nurture a sport where all ages can experience the thrill of speed and the camaraderie of the skating community. US Speedskating is responsible for the development of speed skating from grassroots to the highest elite racing programs. US Speedskating is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union as the governing body for the sport of speed skating in the United States. The Organization has won 86 Olympic medals to-date, making it one of the most successful sports in U.S. Olympic history. US Speedskating is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, on Facebook and at http://www.usspeedskating.org. About Utah Olympic Oval Built in 2001 just in time for the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake 2002, Utah Olympic Oval is located in the community of Kearns, just 16 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The five‐acre venue houses Utah’s only 400‐meter speed skating oval and two international‐sized ice sheets as well as a state‐of‐the‐art four‐lane 442‐meter running track. Today, Utah Olympic Oval is a dynamic multi‐use facility focused on developing and growing participation in ice sports in the state of Utah. Designated an official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue is headquarters for US Speedskating, ensuring a legacy of continued growth and international success for the sport. With six Olympic records and 12 world records, the venue stands uncontested as the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth.’ For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 801‐968‐6825.
News Article | February 28, 2017
PHOENIX, Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new test for Lyme Disease may prove to be the most accurate tool available for the difficult-to-diagnose disease, giving hope to thousands of undiagnosed and misdiagnosed patients, if funding can be found to move it through clinical study to production. The test, called LymeSeq™ is poised to transform the speed and precision of diagnosis over current tests. This test will detect multiple strains of Lyme bacteria, plus all major co-infections and non-Lyme causes of disease like Influenza and Staph. LymeSeq, developed by research scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has been funded by Focus On Lyme. The test may represent a breakthrough in diagnosis and testing for Lyme disease, which are currently about 50 percent accurate. After five years shuttling her daughter specialists across the country and intense antibiotic treatments to battle this disease, Focus On Lyme Executive Director Tammy Crawford got in touch with TGen. Knowing the institute’s experience using genetic sequencing to identify pathogens like tuberculosis and E. coli, Crawford asked if TGen could do the same for Lyme disease and when they said yes, she personally funded the initial research. The researchers are led by Dr. Paul Keim, the Executive Director of the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute and the Cowden Endowed Chair of Microbiology at Northern Arizona University (NAU), as well as Director of the Pathogen Genomics Division TGen North in Flagstaff, Ariz. Dr. Keim is an internationally recognized expert in DNA-based research methods, a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. LymeSeq works by targeting and amplifying specific regions of the Lyme bacteria’s DNA as well as specific genes in related bacteria. That amplified DNA gets sequenced, then researchers determine the bacterial species present in the sample by searching for the DNA code specific to Lyme or other bacteria, explained Dr. David Engelthaler, Director of Programs and Operations at TGen North, and Director of the Public Health and Translational Genomics Center at the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute. “LymeSeq has the potential to transform emergency rooms and doctor’s offices world wide, said Holly Ahern, MS, MT (ASCP) and SUNY Adirondack associate professor of microbiology, and a member of the leadership team at Focus on Lyme. Dr. Richard Horowitz, author of "How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease,” said, “more than ever, we need an accurate test” referencing the National Science Foundation’s identification of Lyme disease as an emerging pandemic threat, siting the current “problematic two-tiered testing scheme,” for which LymeSeq shows promise of being “superior in every way.” With exciting early signs of high accuracy, the next step is to advance the test into human trials. Crawford’s team of volunteers has raised more than $301,730 towards a goal of $500,000 to bring the test to market. BHHS Legacy Foundation recently stepped forward with an additional $100,000 in grant funding. “With the development of any new medical advancement, the steps are long, arduous and expensive. But we’ve come so far in such a short period of time, we need your help to get us to the finish line,” Crawford said. “We are all volunteers. Every single penny we raise goes towards the research, we keep nothing back.” For more information visit www.focusonlyme.org. To donate, visit: www.focusonlyme.org/donate.
News Article | February 28, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The iSolved Network renewed its corporate sponsorship and partnership to the SEAL Legacy Foundation and its contributions to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. The SEAL Legacy Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support...
News Article | February 21, 2017
BOSTON, MA, February 21, 2017-- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has installed the Ceeable Visual Field Analyzer (CVFA) digital health technology. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is a world class teaching and research institution for ophthalmology. CVFA was designed to offer caregivers the ability to perform visual field testing of patients in non-traditional test locations such as, primary clinics, geriatric clinics, and adult care centers.The CVFA is a cloud-based digital platform for the detection and characterization of visual field distortions due to retinal disease, which includes patients with AMD and diabetic retinopathy. Moreover, CVFA allows monitoring progression of diseases affecting vision. The CVFA will deliver rapid, accurate and low-cost visual field testing to patient populations that may not have access to traditional vision testing services."We have selected the Ceeable system to deliver visual field testing technology to a large portion of the patient population who are unable to access care at traditional test locations," says Dr. Delia DeBuc, research associate professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. CVFA will be used in a clinical research study sponsored by the Finker Frenkel Legacy Foundation, Inc. The study is investigating retinal features that have been associated with cognitive decline and brain alternations in relation to aging and brain abnormalities in early Alzheimer's disease.CVFA has successfully tested thousands of patients in the United States and across the globe, delivering and enabling much-needed efficient and effective eye care services to a diverse patient population.Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the nation's best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report, for 12 consecutive years. The Institute serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, www.bascompalmer.org About CeeableCeeable, Inc. is a leader in digital mobile health for ophthalmology. The Ceeable Visual Field Analyzer (CVFA) is cloud-based digital platform used to detect and diagnose retinal disease. There are more than 300 million people worldwide that suffer from retinal disease. The Ceeable technology can reach more people worldwide than any currently available retinal diagnostic technology. Better patient management of eye disease will reduce healthcare costs and help prevent blindness, www.ceeable.com
News Article | March 2, 2017
Salt Lake Community College opened the doors Wednesday to its new Dumke Center for STEM Learning on its flagship Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC made room for the 6,000 square-foot, two-story Center by renovating part of its Science and Industry Building. SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin explained to onlookers about the colorful, long homemade DNA sequence she was about to cut to officially mark the Center’s opening. “When you’re starting a STEM learning center, you can’t just have a ribbon,” Huftalin said. She noted how the new space embraces learning and engagement and showcases a “community” approach to STEM education. “I’m so anxious to come in here on a Monday morning and listen to the energy that’s being created in the room by the students who are trying to figure out different problems in science, math and engineering,” she added. It’s anticipated that the Center will receive about 10,000 visits per spring and fall semesters for students seeking free tutoring and advising or areas for studying, workshops and collaboration. Thirty-three percent ($397,139) of the construction project was funded with federal money from the Department of Education and 67% ($802,861) by non-governmental sources. “Now with an open space like this, any student came come in and share these resources with anyone,” said SLCC student Miguel Ruiz Carpio, a STEM scholarship recipient majoring in electrical engineering. “It’s going to bring all of us together so that we can push one another to achieve our dreams, to achieve happiness and to keep on pursuing the help that our families need.” Carpio and other SLCC students indirectly benefited from the Center by winning STEM scholarships that were funded by a National Science Foundation grant, noted Craig Caldwell, dean of the SLCC School of Science, Math and Engineering. “That grant would not have come without the investment in this center,” Caldwell said. “They pay attention when a community buys into a vision.” The vision for the Center culminated in three offices for its director and two advisors, two workshop rooms, two study rooms, a large open space for tutoring, kitchen and reception areas, computers on both levels and spaces for students to take breaks. “One of SLCC’s institutional priorities is to develop new approaches to supporting, assessing and improving achievement in mathematics and science,” said Jose Crespo, director of the Center. “Along with the other STEM learning centers located on different campuses, this new center will result in more effective tutoring and learning support for all math and science students.” SLCC plans to expand the Center with a third level for hosting seminars and STEM professionals and expanded services for students. A major donation to fund construction of the Center came from the Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation. Dumke board member Scott Thornton was on hand for the opening. “I can’t believe how well utilized every nook and cranny is,” Thornton said. “I think it’s going to be really exciting to see how the students use this space going forward.” Additional funding from private sources included the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and Jeff Nelson. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 61,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | February 22, 2017
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On the cusp of its 150th anniversary, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced the formation of a charitable foundation with a core focus on environmental issues, the creation of community gardens and greenspaces and the development of high-potential, underserved students through education. “This decision is a testament to our culture and our proud history of supporting the environment and the communities where we live and work,” said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. “As we prepare to celebrate our 150th anniversary, this is the right time to create a foundation. Such a milestone should do more than simply reflect on where we’ve been, it should focus on where we’re headed. The creation of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation marks a long-term commitment to a series of important causes we hold dear and that we trust the next generation of leaders and associates will proudly build upon.” One of the first major programs to be supported by the Foundation will take place March 22, which is World Water Day. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and The Everglades Foundation will co-sponsor a national Impact and Innovation Water Summit, which will address concerns around the growing problem of water nutrient pollution, particularly from excess phosphorus in waterways. The event, which will be held in Florida where nutrient issues have become a significant concern, will mark a formal collaboration from both groups towards supporting bold and lasting designs for water protection. Summit attendees will include representatives from the public and private sector, academic experts on water quality issues, as well as other water-related environmental organizations from across the U.S., including a dozen charitable organizations whose work The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will also fund. "Supporting water quality and conservation issues is the most important environmental priority for our Company, so it’s fitting that it be the first major focus of our new Foundation," said Foundation President and Board Member Jim King who also serves as SVP and Chief Communications Officer for ScottsMiracle-Gro. “But achieving clean, abundant water is a challenge much broader than what our company or industry can solve for alone. We hope that our support of The Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups will help advance the cause of preserving the beauty and health of our waterways.” The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will also support The Hagedorn Legacy Foundation on a new program that identifies and nurtures high-potential, underserved students in Central Ohio. The program’s goal is to change the future of these at-risk students by helping them achieve social mobility through mentoring and educational opportunities. Details about the new initiative will be unveiled later in 2017 with an anticipated program launch in 2018. The Foundation also will dedicate resources to establish gardens and outdoor spaces in the communities that need them the most. This creation of outdoor spaces will be accomplished by bolstering GRO1000, a multi-year effort to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to communities across the United States. “Current and future generations deserve access to gardens and greenspaces, clean water resources and the dream of a better life,” said Foundation Board Member Jim King. “We will work diligently to help tackle large, complex issues through our Foundation giving. Through our support of like-minded partners, our mission is to spark positive social and environmental change and create a lasting legacy.” The mission of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is to inspire, connect and cultivate communities of purpose in the areas of environmental improvement, youth empowerment, and community gardens and greenspaces. The Foundation carries out its mission by funding qualifying charitable entities that support its core initiatives in the form of grants, endowments, and multi-year capital gifts. The Foundation is deeply rooted in preserving our planet, empowering the next generation, and helping create healthier communities. For more information, visit www.scottsmiraclegrofoundation.org