News Article | March 2, 2017
LOS ANGELES, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azteca America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language content in the world, today announced that the network was honored by Cynopsis Media as the 2016 Social Good Award Winner for Awareness Campaign/Initiative in the Civic Empowerment category at the 3rd Annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards. The network was recognized for its recent achievements in civic engagement, which focused on the 2016 presidential election. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for the network’s tireless efforts to engage U.S. Hispanics in the 2016 election,” said Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America. “No other television network or station in the country, regardless of language, made a similar effort. We pride ourselves on our ability to build bridges and establish alliances across the industry, and we are driven by our commitment to serve the U.S. Hispanic community.” Starting in 2015, Azteca began building a network of alliances with social organizations such as the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM), Voto Latino, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, Univision, Telemundo, Estrella TV, Entravision, and La Opinion. Azteca took the lead to bring these organizations together to work with Azteca and its Spanish-language media competitors to implement the “!Protegete, Ciudadania Ya!" (Protect yourself, citizenship now!) campaign, which launched a call to action aimed at legal residents to become U.S. citizens and then encouraged those same people to register to vote and participate in the 2016 election. After the deadline to apply for citizenship passed, the campaign shifted focus to embolden U.S. Hispanic citizens to register to vote and get to the polls on Election Day. The campaign was designed to be rolled out in Los Angeles first and then replicated nationally. “Voting is one of our most important responsibilities. There is no election too big or too small, from City Council to the President of the United States, we need to participate in every election. Government affects our lives at every level, and it’s critical that we have the right people making decisions for us,” said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman, Azteca America. Azteca America devoted four of its monthly "Solución Azteca," community support events to civic participation. These are on-air “events” over the course of a single day during planned commercial breaks. The network was also instrumental in the execution of a citizenship event held in Los Angeles in April 2016 that generated 3,500 appointments for residents engaged in the process of becoming U.S. citizens and was attended by more than 10,000 people. In addition, 100% of the content of the 6:30 pm national newscast was dedicated to the topic in the five months leading up to the election. Azteca produced many PSAs and promotional products and messages to air in prime time and across other key dayparts. The annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards honor media companies for their efforts to give back to the community through their professional platform. The awards highlight notable achievements across categories such as sustainability partnerships and PSA’s, diversity campaigns, environmental initiatives, and more. Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. one of the two largest producers of Spanish language content in the world, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country.
News Article | February 15, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2016), report one in four Americans have more than two chronic conditions or multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and 93% of Medicare funding is spent on patients with MCC’s. Symptomatic MCCs require the integration of palliative care – or symptom management. Palliative care promotes a comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary and evidence based approach to meet the individual needs of the patient and family. Effective symptom management with attention to the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient promote quality of life. The Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach, provides all health care professionals with the tools to meet the demands of the largest, fastest growing and costliest US patient population – those with MCCs. This textbook reviews the current trends in health policy and practice and directs health care teams on the implementation of best practices. Optimal patient-centered outcomes are used to demonstrate quality in our value-driven health care system. “The purpose of Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach is to provide interdisciplinary healthcare teams with a road map to ensure best practices in the care and management of the largest, fastest growing, and costliest US patient population – those with multiple chronic conditions,” says Dr. Kim Kuebler, Director of the Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center. About Dr. Kim Kuebler and Multiple Chronic Conditions: Dr. Kim Kuebler is the Director of the Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center and is an award-winning author of multiple textbooks covering chronic symptomatic disease and palliative care. She has made extensive contributions to the literature and participates in editorial peer review for several medical and nursing journals. Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center is an interdisciplinary source for clinical practice updates, guidelines, blogs, and courses used to support best practices in the care and management of America's largest patient population - those with two or more chronic conditions. The Center is recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a clinical resource for interdisciplinary health care professional's providing care for patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Please visit multiplechronicconditions.org or email DrKimKuebler(at)MultipleChronicConditions(dot)org.
News Article | March 3, 2017
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For decades, the oil and gas industry had been led almost entirely by a male workforce. The Dallas Petroleum Club approved its first female resident voting member in 1989, which wasn’t too long ago. Since that time, the face of the industry has begun to slowly evolve into a more diverse workforce. With the advent of the U.S. Shale Plays and a retiring workforce looming on the horizon, women’s roles in the industry have become increasingly critical for companies to keep up with the demands of projected industry growth. Research conducted by Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY shows that having more female leaders in business can increase company profits. However, according to a 2016 American Petroleum Institute report, women in the industry are projected to account for only 290,000 of the job opportunities,16% of the total through 2035. Thanks to diversity initiatives, STEM programs and individual mentorship programs, the female talent pool is growing. Women are becoming aware of the career prospects in the industry and their leadership numbers should continue to increase. These top women in their fields in the North Texas Oil & Gas Industry have set an example of leadership, blazing the way for other women to become a successful part of the industry. The following WEN co-founders and members are honorees in the Nancy and Jake L. Hamon Oil and Gas Resource Center Exhibit: Jamie Bryan, Alissa Eason, Diana S. Frazier, Christina Kitchens, Kimberly Lacher, Bradleigh LeBlanc, Jill McMillan, Peggy Tibbetts, Virginia Urban, Debra Villarreal, Giuliana M. Vural, Cathy Willenborg, Tracey K. Henderson and Grace K. Weisberg. The exhibit will run during March in conjunction with Women’s History Month at The Nancy and Jake L. Hamon Oil and Gas Resource Center located on the 5th floor of the Dallas Public Library. Garage parking is behind the Library on the corner of Wood & Akard. The exhibit is sponsored by Petro Harvester and co-sponsored by WEN North Texas. If you are interested in becoming a member of WEN-NT for $100 a year, or renewing your existing membership, please visit www.wennorthtexas.org. The first networking luncheon of 2017 in Fort Worth will be held March 9, 2017 at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club starting at Noon. Networking is a powerful tool for today’s professional women. Networking allows women to enrich their professional lives while learning to live a happier, more balanced life. WEN North Texas looks forward to assisting you in continuing the important conversations that support you in improving your life. Diana Frazier will be presenting "Guard Them or Lose Them - An Introduction to Mineral Management" on March 21, 2017 at the Dallas Petroleum Club starting at Noon. A question-and-answer session will follow this timely presentation. The cost for WEN North Texas members to attend is $35. For prospective members, the price is $50. Please register online at http://www.womensenergynetwork.org. Payment can be made by credit card through the online registration portal or the day of the event by cash or check payable to Women’s Energy Network North Texas. For more information about the above events, contact Jamie Lavergne Bryan, Winstead PC, at email@example.com. For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter, visit www.wennorthtexas.org and click on WEN North Texas. Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join Today! on the North Texas Chapter’s home page. The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the organization has more than 2,000 members nationwide. For more information, please visit the WEN North Texas Chapter website at www.wennorthtexas.org. Thank you to our generous 2017 WEN North Texas Sponsors:
News Article | February 23, 2017
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DLT Solutions (DLT), an award winning, public sector technology leader, and Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today announced a partnership. By joining the Pure Storage Partner Program (P3), DLT Solutions and Pure Storage can accelerate and de-risk the critical agency initiatives across the public sector. Pure Storage’s all-flash based technology helps address government’s modernization efforts to achieve results that drive operations forward – like going mobile, transforming to cloud IT, or unlocking insights with analytics. “The simplicity, automation and resiliency provided by Pure Storage are all essential to our public sector customers as they look to cut costs, and reduce power and space requirements despite growing data sets,” said Jim Propps, VP, Enterprise Platforms and Enterprise Data Management. “Pure Storage will be a strong partner to enhance our data management offering and help keep DLT on the cutting edge of industry technology as they modernize the storage market.” Pure Storage's FlashArray//M delivers the simplicity, ease of implementation, power efficiency, security and performance needed to run data intensive applications within federal agencies. The Pure Storage FlashArray, now available on DLT’s GSA Schedule, also meets the availability, reliability and scalability requirements of government agencies while users experience as much as 10x the performance of disk drives with easy set-up and operation, data-at-rest encryption and Rapid Data Lock technology for all-inclusive security. "IT departments have to get the most out of every dollar spent on technology and ensure they are improving business outcomes," said Michael Sotnick, VP of Global Channels and Alliances, Pure Storage. "This is especially true for government agencies who are held accountable by their citizens. We are thrilled to work with DLT to ensure that these agencies have an innovative, secure and efficient storage solution.” Pure's FlashArray//M has earned the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Certification (Network Device Protection Profile, v1.1). This certification validates that products in the Pure Storage FlashArray portfolio meet the stringent testing and technical requirements for security mandated by the NSA in alignment with DLT’s best-in-class solutions enabling the public sector to meet compliance and streamline the procurement process. DLT is a leading technology partner to the federal, state and local government, education, utilities and healthcare markets. For more than 25 years, the company’s dedication to helping the public sector make smart technology choices and simplify their technology procurements ensures its customers have the best options for Cybersecurity, Cloud, Application Lifecycle, Digital Design, IT Consolidation and IT Management solutions. The DLT advantage includes strategic partnerships with industry leading and emerging technology companies - including Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, ForeScout, Google, Informatica, Intel Security, Oracle, Quest Software, Red Hat, SolarWinds, Symantec and Veritas - whose products and services can be easily procured through DLT by leveraging its broad portfolio of government IT contracts including, GSA, SEWP V, U.S. Communities and Texas DIR. To learn more, visit DLT’s Resource Center, call 800.262.4358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also on LinkedIn and Twitter (@DLTSolutions).
News Article | February 21, 2017
We're all familiar with Wi-Fi, and the convenience it affords. Technically, Wi-Fi refers to a technology that enables computers and other devices to connect to the Internet and communicate wirelessly. Wi-Fi is configured using a wireless adapter to create a "hotspot." Once a connection is established, users within range of the hotspot can connect to the Internet network. Wireless networks are located either in the home, which is generally referred to as a "closed network," or in public places, which can be open or closed depending on the security settings in place. Public Wi-Fi is often unsecured, posing security risks to users. Public Wi-Fi networks are not hard to find. They are prevalent in locations around the world and you encounter them in your day-to-day life as well as during travel. Some common locations where you may encounter these networks include: • Public parks and other public locations that offer Internet There are over 100,000 unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, with reports that one out of four are completely unsecured. Mumbai holds the title for the largest public Wi-Fi city, with over 500 active hotspots and another 700 promised by May of 2017. Other major metro areas have large public Wi-Fi presence, such as New York City where all subway stations will have Wi-Fi coverage by the end of this year. In Europe, there is an initiative called WIFIEU, which plans to extend free Wi-Fi all over the European Union in public places. An unsecured Wi-Fi network is any network that does not require you to enter a password or login credentials to use the network. These "open" networks also involve un-encrypted connections, leaving users at great risk. These hotspots are an easy target for hackers and nefarious people trying to steal login passwords, credit card information and content of communications or other personal details. These also pose other threats, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, Wi-Fi sniffing and malware. • Hackers/Snoops: Hackers or snoops can infiltrate unsecured Wi-Fi networks and use them to collect personal details or sensitive login information. Think hacking is hard? Think again. Hacking is easier and easier these days, with the help of tools like packet analysers. • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: A man-in-the-middle attack occurs when a malicious actor intercepts the communication between two people and inserts themselves into the conversation. The criminal can then access information being sent and intercept personal data - all without the senders or recipients knowing. This type of attack allows for eavesdropping, exploiting real-time transactions, conversations and data transfers allowing the hacker to steal personal information. • Malware: Unsecured Wi-Fi networks can be used to inject malware into devices connected to the network. Malware is very dangerous, as it could give an attacker access to everything on your device. This includes files or photos, and can go as far as microphone activation for eavesdropping. • Rogue Hotspots/Fake Networks: These are hotspots that are set up by criminals, using a name close to that of the actual, legitimate Wi-Fi hotspot. These hotspots are created to trick users into connecting, thinking they are using a legitimate network at a coffee shop, for example. When you connect to one of these networks you become vulnerable to hacking/snooping conducted by the owner of the fake network. Now that you know unsecured public Wi-Fi networks are an easy target for criminals or snoops trying to steal your personal details, it's important to understand what exactly they can get their hands on - and how revealing this data can be. When using these networks, the following information may be at risk: • Your personal communications, such as emails, chats and messages • Whom you are communicating with • Login credentials for various websites, such as banking websites All this isn't just hype! There are reports of users connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks around the globe, often with devastating consequences for their users. • Tourist Attractions: Some of the most unsecured Wi-Fi networks can be found at popular tourist attractions and destinations around the world. These include popular places such as Times Square, Notre Dame and Disneyland Paris. • On-board Airplanes: Last year, there was quite a stir when a journalist was hacked while using in-flight Wi-Fi on-board a plane. The hacker revealed details of what he the journalist working on, compromising the story as well as alarming all who heard about it. This incident proved just how quick and easy hacking in-flight Wi-Fi was. • Public Buses: The city of Sydney Australia, recently announced plans to offer Wi-Fi on-board all public buses. But this Wi-Fi comes with a catch – it will collect and sell personal user information. While this risk doesn't occur because the Wi-Fi is insecure, it's another privacy violation that users need to be aware of on Wi-Fi. According to a study conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, about 40% of people were unconcerned about using public Wi-Fi. Of those who were worried, less than half took steps to secure their connection on these networks. This is very concerning, considering the activities that most frequently take place on public Wi-Fi: What’s even more concerning is people's’ willingness to use these networks, despite being aware of the risks. A McAfee poll revealed that a large percentage of people - 38% - still opt to use free unsecured Wi-Fi. Combine that with a statistic from the AARP’s Convenience Versus Security report that “A quarter of the adults who use the Internet access it via public Wi-Fi once a week or more,” and you get an idea of how common using unsecured networks is. All of this is very unsettling, especially for those who have never considered the risks of public Wi-Fi before. But you don't have to avoid Wi-Fi networks or accept the inevitability of privacy risks – there are things you can do! While there are several ways to protect yourself when using a Wi-Fi network, one way beats the rest – using a VPN. The most important thing you can do every time you connect is to use a VPN. A VPN encrypts your Internet connection to secure it and protect your privacy. When connecting with a VPN, no one – not the Internet service provider, the business/network owner nor any third-party hacker or snoop – can see the information you send over the network. When using Wi-Fi with a VPN your privacy and security is protected at all times. There are also several other precautions you can take, and the first step is really awareness - always "think before you connect." It’s essential to realize that when you’re logging on to a Wi-Fi network in a public place, especially one labelled “free,” you’re at risk. It’s also important to understand what you’re agreeing to. When you accept the terms and conditions of a public Wi-Fi hotspot, it’s likely you’re giving the service permission to collect information about you or what you’re looking at. Once you're aware, you can make better choices about when to connect (or not connect!) and actively take measures to protect your privacy. Other things you can do to increase privacy: • Turn off sharing settings, so others on the network cannot access your information • Always use HTTPS for websites you visit • Use 2-factor authentication for all login credentials on accounts • Turn off Wi-Fi whenever you aren't using it - this prevents it from automatically connecting and putting you at risk • Update settings to forget networks so they are not saved on your phone VyprVPN is a fast, highly-secure VPN that encrypts your Internet connection to protect your privacy. It will protect your connection every time you connect - including on public and unsecured Wi-Fi networks. As mentioned above, using a VPN is especially important, due to the automatic nature of public Wi-Fi. Often, these networks connect to your device automatically, meaning you could be putting your privacy at risk without even knowing it! VyprVPN's Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi feature automatically connects the VPN anytime you are on an untrusted network, ensuring you stay secure and protected...without having to think about it! VyprVPN's Kill Switch feature is also helpful in preventing against threats on Wi-Fi. Kill Switch automatically kills, or disconnects, your Internet connection whenever you are not connected to VyprVPN, ensuring you are not at risk without being aware. It's nearly impossible to avoid using Wi-Fi networks (not to mention inconvenient), so the best solution is to use a VPN. Then you can enjoy the Internet AND rest assured your privacy is protected. Stay Secure on Public Wi-Fi: Get VyprVPN Now
News Article | February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Raliance announced the recipients of 14 grants totaling more than $600,000 that will fund novel efforts across the U.S. to prevent sexual assault. This is the second round of an ongoing grant program that seeks to advance promising practices or policies that improve the response to victims, reduce the likelihood of perpetration of sexual violence, or strengthen communities' capacity to create safe environments. The diverse group of exceptional grant recipients include HEART Women & Girls, a Chicago faith-based organization that will implement trainings that promote sexual health and sexual violence awareness in Muslim communities; Strength United, a community college-based program in Northbridge California that will continue its work in changing norms, behaviors, and campus climate across the community college system; and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Inc., an Albuquerque-based group that will introduce a new project to draw on grandparents as advocates for children at risk for sexual abuse. A full list is below and available at www.raliance.org, including the first-round grantees announced last June. "We are thrilled to support the important work organizations are doing every day to prevent sexual violence," said Karen Baker, director of NSVRC. "Our grantees and the innovative programs and initiatives they implement will make a real difference, and we are excited to watch them put the grants into action and help put a stop to sexual violence once and for all." Composed of three top sexual violence prevention organizations, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), Raliance serves as the central hub for effective allocation and distribution of programmatic funding on sexual violence and as the go-to resource for policymakers, advocates, service providers, and the media. Raliance is made possible through a multiyear, $10 million commitment from the National Football League (NFL) – the first-ever major corporate funding of sexual violence prevention initiatives. Next month, Raliance will convene ThisGEN: Youth Summit, a five-day conference in Washington, D.C., for sophomore and junior high school students. Through supporting youth and nurturing the conditions for their own empowerment, Raliance hopes to encourage the students to bring learning and activism back to their communities. In May, Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, will present the RALLYs awards to honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence. Round two grantees are: Category 1: Services or advocacy for people who have been sexually victimized Category 2: Strategies for reducing the likelihood of people to sexually offend ABOUT RALIANCE Raliance serves as the central hub for effective allocation and distribution of programmatic funding in sexual violence prevention and as the go-to resource for policymakers, advocates, service providers and the media. Raliance is funded through a $10 million multiyear commitment from the National Football League. The name was inspired by the entity's intent to rally engagement from stakeholders and align goals and resources behind its overarching mission of putting a stop to sexual violence once and for all. Learn more at Raliance.org.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Anthony Acampora presented Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano, Executive Director and Robert “Toby” Kissam, President, of the Huntington Historical Society with a check for $6,000 following sponsorship of the Society’s annual Huntington Historical Society “An Evening of Wine Under the Stars” held on Thursday, September 8th 2016. The sold-out event took place in the yard on the Dr. Daniel Kissam house on Park Avenue. SilvermanAcampora works closely with a number of local and national not-for-profit organizations raising funds - and fun - with their unique photo-experience sponsorship program. “We believe in partnering with charitable organizations in a more direct and dynamic way. Our fund-raising team delivers a high energy, interactive photo experience that creates a lot of buzz. Our donation is based on the number of photographs taken with our company mascot Flint the dog. Put simply, the more people play, the more we pay. Everyone has a blast and we raise additional funds,” said Anthony Acampora, Partner-In-Charge of SilvermanAcampora LLP. “Preserving and supporting the curation of our local history is extremely important. The character of our business community is directly linked to the rich history of our local communities. The Huntington Historical Society does a tremendous job keeping history alive and we were thrilled to be part of their annual fund raising event.” The Huntington Historical Society manages a busy calendar of educational events that bring history into the classrooms and conscience of children and adults of all ages. “Without the support of local businesses and individuals we wouldn’t be able to do the work we’re all so passionate about. We’re always so grateful for the support of our sponsors, but it was such a pleasure working with SilvermanAcampora and their team. Not only did they raise much needed funds for the Society, they brought so much energy to the evening and captured so many fun images and memories that we all really enjoyed,” commented Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano, Executive Director of the Huntington Historical Society. SilvermanAcampora LLP is a full-service law firm, based in Jericho, NY (Long Island) serving the entire tristate (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey) region. Founded in 1999 by Kenneth Silverman and Anthony Acampora the firm quickly established itself as one of the premier law firms in New York state. Practice groups include; Corporate, Litigation, Employment & Labor, Real Estate, Government & Compliance, Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy. The Huntington Historical Society has spent over 100 years protecting and interpreting the history of Huntington town and the central Long Island region. The Society now maintains five national register historic properties – two as house museums, one for a gallery and display space for exhibiting selected portions of our collection. The fourth houses their administration office and extensive Resource Center and Archives and the fifth, The Adams House, is on the property of the Kissam House and is not open to the public. The Society shares the legacy it is preserving by sponsoring educational festivals, a lecture series, school programs and summer educational programs.
News Article | March 2, 2017
SIG University, a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on strategic sourcing and governance practices and methodologies today announces the next start date for its Certified Sourcing Professional curriculum. The twelve-week Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) course will be begin April 3. Closed cohorts are available for companies enrolling 25 or more students simultaneously. Discounts are also available for students and/or companies who enroll before March 6, 2017. SIG U was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap in today's workforce. The SIG U learning model enhances experiential learning with best-practice training. It is delivered over a 12-week period in a virtual classroom and is facilitated by experienced practitioner faculty who currently hold executive leadership positions in the sourcing space. The certification, which is valid for five years, is delivered in a modular format with lessons, assessments and quizzes to test mastery of subject matter. In addition, SIG U students have access to one of the largest banks of available sourcing data in the U.S. through the SIG Resource Center (SRC), which houses over 5,000 tools, templates, methodologies, processes, whitepapers and archived presentations. “Our first year in operation provided us with so much momentum,” says Mark Pollack, SIG University Vice President. “Not only did we put hundreds of students through the program with overwhelmingly positive feedback, but also started our second year in business with our largest class ever.” Adds Dawn Tiura, SIG University President, "The number of companies putting their entire procurement departments through the program is amazing. They have validated that the effort we put in to developing the program is answering the need in the industry--so much so that we will launch a separate certification for Governance and Risk in late June to address another concern facing our members." About SIG University SIG University, http://www.siguniversity.org is the premier training and certification program for sourcing and outsourcing professionals looking to enhance their practical experience with the latest sourcing thought leadership. SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating the sourcing profession to deliver strategic value to the corporation, and is the only sourcing and governance certification designed and delivered by seasoned sourcing practitioners. About SIG SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Outsource, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.
News Article | February 28, 2017
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - February 28, 2017) - Progressive Care Inc. ( : RXMD), through its subsidiary Pharmco LLC, a South Florida health services organization and provider of prescription pharmaceuticals specializing in health practice risk management, compounded medications, the sale of anti-retroviral medications and related medication therapy management, and the supply of prescription medications to long term care facilities, announces strong start to 2017. PharmCo continues to deliver year over year growth, filling over 17,500 prescriptions and garnering revenues of $1.6 million for the month, which is a 12% and 22% increase over January 2016 respectively. The Company is in the middle of what is commonly called "deductible season" where costly health care decisions are deferred until after deductibles are met for the year. During this period, typically the first quarter of the year, new prescriptions therapies are lower when compared to the rest of the year. "This is a really exciting start to year," stated S. Parikh Mars, CEO. "We are completing the audit of the 2016 Annual Report, focused on building new relationships with doctors, clinics, and long term care facilities, and pushing forward on our aggressive growth agenda. We are emboldened by the new opportunities we have in front of us, like our Century Village Resource Center and Smart Medical Alliance and are looking forward to strong results from both of these ventures this year." Progressive Care, Inc. ( : RXMD), through its subsidiary PharmCo, LLC, is a South Florida health services organization and provider of prescription pharmaceuticals specializing in health practice risk management, compounded medications, the sale of anti-retroviral medications and related medication therapy management, and the supply of prescription medications to long term care facilities. Statements contained herein that are not based upon current or historical fact are forward-looking in nature and constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations about its future operating results, performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the intended terms of the offering, closing of the offering and use of any proceeds from the offering. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "upcoming," "plan," "target", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Progressive Care Inc., its subsidiaries, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Judi Piscitello first locked eyes on Charlie – a gifted musician, who had been blind his entire life – decades ago as he performed as the opening act for Blood, Sweat and Tears. Twenty years later, the two crossed paths at a church in Endicott, N.Y., and a year later, they were married. In her debut memoir, titled “My Most Wondermous Crepen,” Piscitello tells the inspirational narrative of Charlie’s life and death and documents their love story with each other and God. “My Most Wondermous Crepen” tracks Charlie’s journey from boyhood to musician to pastor and through his marriage with Piscitello. Using essays and letters written by Charlie throughout his life, Piscitello paints the picture of a life-long and passionate follower of Christ who far surpassed his so-called “disability” with his God-given abilities. “Charlie was by far the most amazing, unforgettable character I have ever been blessed to meet,” Piscitello said. “When Charlie went to be with the Lord, writing the book started out to be a grief work and tribute to all that God had done through him. The process of writing the book was also part of my search for God’s purpose for my life.” The book also provides insight into Charlie’s journey through blindness, emphasizing his role as an advocate for people with disabilities. Piscitello, who worked as an Assistant in the Training of Special Educators for the New York State Resource Center for Visually Impaired, highlights the critical shortages of professionals in the field of blindness and visual impairments and continues to further her advocacy efforts, making “My Most Wondermous Crepen” available in both auditory and braille formats. Within the pages of “My Most Wondermous Crepen,” readers will discover the mysterious meaning of the word “crepen” and find inspiration in the love, faith and legacy of Charlie Piscitello. “My Most Wondermous Crepen” By Judi Piscitello ISBN: 978-1-512-75869-6 (hardback); 978-1-512-75868-9 (paperback); 978-1-512-75867-2 (electronic) Available at the WestBow Press Online Bookstore, Barnes & Noble and Amazon About the author Judi Piscitello is a retired teacher, Christ follower and advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired. She and her husband, Charlie, served the Lord together for 20 years before he passed away in July 2012. Piscitello currently resides in Batavia, N.Y., where she continues to serve in several ministries. To learn more, please visit http://www.judipiscitello.com/.