2 School Bus-Stop Safety Lights Installed to Address a Top Child Safety Concern

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Cape Coral, Florida conducts test to address the inherent risks of children being picked up and dropped off at school bus stops in the dark.

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two new-to-market, solar-powered, semi-permanent, School Bus-Stop Safety Lights were installed yesterday in Cape Coral, Florida, as part of a test to address the inherent risks of children being picked up and dropped off at school bus stops in the dark.

Cape Coral, which is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, is conducting a test to determine the effectiveness of the lights in protecting children at school bus stops before sunrise and after sunset.

The lights which cost $980 each were provided free of charge by Solar Guard, LLC, the manufacturer, of the School Bus-Stop Safety Lights. The lights are located at 1622 SE 16th Street, Cape Coral, 33990 and 1718 SW 12th Lane, Cape Coral, Fl 33991.

The School Bus-Stop Safety Lights’ test is a result of a recent survey commissioned by Solar Guard, LLC. The survey revealed parents of Lee County, Florida school children rated traveling safely to and from school as one of their top concerns surpassing such child safety and health issues like bullying, depression, stress, drug abuse, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, suicide, and teen pregnancy.

52% of Lee County’s parents reported their child rode a school bus. 49% reported those school bus stop pickups occurred during pre-dawn hours, according to a survey of Lee County parents with school-aged children.

The survey also asked parents to rate five potential solutions being considered for installation by local, school and Lee County officials to enhance child safety at school bus stops (permanent benches, sidewalks and crosswalks, permanent streetlights, traffic signs with solar-powered flashing beacons and a galvanized steel pole-mounted, solar-powered, streetlight with built-in amber/white flashing LED safety lights).

Parents were given a summary of the proposed solutions under consideration and asked to rate each solution, on a scale of 1 to 10, in terms of the overall effectiveness of the solution to keep children safe, the cost-efficiency to purchase and install the solution, the time required to install the solution, the solution with the least traffic disruption during installation, and the solution best suited to adapt to the estimated l6,000 changes made to bus stop locations each year in Lee County.

The various solutions ranged from about $1.5 million to over $300 million in costs. Installation time frames ran from 6 months to 5 years.
Given the level of concern around child safety when traveling to and from school, the growing population of school-age children, and the ever-increasing level of vehicular traffic in Lee County; parents showed strong support for an effective, fast cost-efficient solution that would cause the least amount of traffic disruption during installation and would be most adaptable to the frequent movement of school bus stop locations made each year.

Lee County parents rated Fort Myers-based Solar Guard, LLC’s School Bus-Stop Safety LightTM, the solar-powered, streetlight with built-in amber/white flashing LED safety lights mounted on a galvanized steel pole, the clear #1 choice in all five categories:
* most effective for keeping children safe
* fastest installation time
* lowest cost to purchase and install
* least amount of traffic disruption during installation
* best suited to adapt to the l6,000 changes in school bus stop locations made each year in Lee County

Importantly, the survey conducted by Quenzel Marketing Agency, revealed when asked to consider all aspects of each school bus stop safety solution (effectiveness, cost efficiency, installation time, impact on traffic during installation and adaptability to bus stop location changes), and to rate the Overall Worth of each solution; parents of Lee County school children overwhelmingly supported Solar Guard, LLC’s School Bus-Stop Safety Light, the solar-powered, streetlight with built-in amber/white flashing LED safety lights mounted on a galvanized-steel pole:
* 70.3% rated Solar Guard, LLC Worth/Well-Worth the Tax Dollars
* 66.3% rated permanent streetlights Worth/Well-Worth the Tax Dollars
* 55.4% rated sidewalks and crosswalks Worth/Well-Worth the Tax Dollars
* 55.4% rated signs with solar beacons Worth/Well-Worth the Tax Dollars
* 52.5% rated benches Worth/Well-Worth the Tax Dollars.

To voice your opinion or to learn more, visit SchoolBusStopSafetyLights.com.


About Solar Guard, LLC
Solar Guard, LLC, the company behind School Bus-Stop Safety Lights, was founded by two home builders, Richard Scholl and Peter Wahl after they heard about two children getting killed while waiting at bus stops in Lee County this past year.

The next day, with their knowledge of construction, they started creating their prototype of the School Bus-Stop Safety Light to address the issue of drivers having little or no visibility of children waiting at bus stops in the dark.

Solar Guard, LLC’s School Bus-Stop Safety Lights are semi-permanent and easily moved as needed.

Solar Guard, LLC’s School Bus-Stop Safety Lights cost $980 each. Installation time is less than 4 hours.

Learn more at https://schoolbusstopsafetylights.com

About Lee County School Bus Stops
The Lee County School District serves 7,000 school bus stops daily. Of the 7,000 school bus stops, 2,500 pick up children in the dark.
On average, there are approximately 16,000 changes made to the physical school bus stop locations each year in Lee County.

National Statistics
In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 214 children were killed by a vehicle while walking, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down.
§ Sixty-four percent (136) of child pedestrian fatalities in traffic crashes occurred during weekdays.
§ 14% (30) occurring between 6 am – 8:59 am and 33% (70) between 3 pm – 5:59 pm.
§ Twenty-four percent (49) killed in rural areas, and 76 percent (153) killed in urban areas.
§ Sixty-six percent (140) occurred at non-intersection locations, compared to 17 percent (36) at intersections and 17 percent (36) at other locations (8 on shoulder/roadside, 12 on the sidewalk, 11 on non-traffic way areas and five on driveway access).

About the Survey
The survey was conducted by Quenzel Marketing Agency, a Fort Myers based marketing and consulting firm on behalf of Solar Guard, LLC, the company that founded School Bus-Stop Safety Lights.

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bG Gallery Hosts Exciting Solo Exhibition; "Give Us The Wind" by Ryan Schude

Artwork by Ryan Schude, titled: "Arroyo," medium: photograph 48x48in, at bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Image: Ryan Schude, Arroyo, photograph 48x48in, bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Artwork by Ryan Schude, titled "Kitchen," medium: photograph, 48x48in, at bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Image: Ryan Schude, Kitchen, photograph 48x48in, bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Artwork by: Ryan Schude, titled "Portland," medium: photograph 48x72in, at bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Image: Ryan Schude, Portland, photograph 48x72in, bgArtGalleries.com, Santa Monica, CA, USA

bG Gallery is pleased to present a second solo exhibition of photographs by Ryan Schude; Solo Exhibit; "Give Us The Wind"
When: November 23-Late December

bG Gallery presents opening reception of solo-exhibition of photographs by Ryan Schude; Saturday, November 23, 6-10pm at bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Ste A2, Santa Monica CA, 90404”

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MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, US, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release

Contact: Gallerist Om Navon Bleicher: bG Gallery
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bG Gallery is pleased to present a long awaited, second solo exhibition of photographs by Ryan Schude. Ryan Schude: Solo exhibit; "Give Us The Wind" runs November 23-Late December 2019, with the Opening Reception held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 6-10pm.

Schude is known for his large-scale, single-frame tableaux that are packed with sophisticated action; mingling surrealism and Americana with a touch of contemporary humor. In this latest body of work, Schude’s subjects intermingle with monumental exterior environments. Often viewed from a heightened perspective, forces of nature become part of each character’s open narrative.

Schude has recently collaborated with Laura Miner on a Tableau Vivant for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which highlighted the employees, and their artwork created outside the museum as the subjects of the narrative. Schude intends to extend this approach to organizations around the world and has begun with CENTER in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

About bG Gallery: Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Monica, California

bG Gallery, located in Santa Monica, California, specialises in accomplished artists that have crossed traditionally contentious art ideologies. Operating in Santa Monica for many years, the gallery is located at an important hub for the arts, Bergamot Station, across from the Bergamot Cafe.

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Gen Balouev, General Manager at Norm Reeves Honda West Covina adds VehiclesTEST’s Videos to their Websites.

When Gen Balouev, the general manager at Norm Reeves Honda West Covina, looked at adding video to his website, he learned he had many options.

People are watching the VehiclesTEST videos on our site, we see that through the reporting”

— said Gen Balouev, General Manager of Norm Reeves Honda

VENTURA, CA – CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — VehiclesTEST’s Videos are Popular
with Customers on Dealer Websites, says Gen Balouev, General Manager at Norm Reeves Honda West Covina

When Gen Balouev, the general manager at Norm Reeves Honda West Covina, looked at adding video to his website, he learned he had many options.

Those options ranged from having his staff shoot videos of all the Honda models, to hiring a service to do it at his dealership or to just have a company stream them on his site. But Balouev was certain: people were watching videos online. More than 70% of all car buyers watch at least one video before they come to the showroom. Balouev’s Southern California buying demographic can choose from more than 50 dealerships in a 20-mile radius—video could help his store stand out.

In addition, his Southern California Honda dealerships sells hundreds of new cars a month—and he wants to sell more.

“People are watching the VehiclesTEST videos on our site, we see that through the reporting,” said Gen Balouev, General Manager of Norm Reeves Honda in West Covina. “The VehiclesTEST videos are great quality and the customers watch them for more than three minutes.”

All dealerships spend a lot of money between all their marketing resources attempting to attract attention to their inventory. How about this for a statistic? 93% of marketers say video brought them new customers.

There is a case to be made that social media can help sell more cars. In fact, according to a study by leading video research company Animoto, 73% of consumers responded that their purchase decision was impacted by a company’s social media presence. And what is the most popular type of content across all social media properties?


The question is: How do you get it? Make it yourself, which is time consuming, error prone and not what your staff is trained to do. Or hire someone else to do it?

“We’re always trying to find out what works and what doesn’t,” Balouev said. “Video looks beautiful on any website. It’s a great addition to the customer experience and gives them a new way to learn more about the car they are interested in.”

Dealers must change with the times and the 21st-Century way that people are shopping for new vehicles. Video content is here to stay and will increasingly dominate all platforms as the preferred type of content influencing sales.

“You’re behind if you don’t already have a plan to have video content to call attention your inventory, your store’s value propositions and your monthly promos,” explained Doug Thompson, publisher of VehiclesTEST.com. “It can be accomplished with little effort, once video is in place it works around the clock. The ROI on video is easy to see.”

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About VehiclesTEST

Since 2007, VehiclesTEST.com has produced high-energy performance-oriented video test reviews on new cars, trucks and SUVs. VehiclesTEST's test-drive videos include highway and city footage with commentary on the actual use of the vehicle, objective performance data on speed and acceleration, fuel economy results, and highlights of new and improved features designed to help buyers make an informed purchase decision right on the dealer's website.

About VehiclesTEST Honda Product Independent Testing

As Honda expands its sedan lineup with more hybrid vehicles, it is more important than ever to provide customers with high-quality, third-party video tests. Hybrid customers are online savvy, and video reviews increase dealer credibility. And while a customer may be interested in a hybrid, he may decide on a gas-powered vehicle, and VehiclesTEST reviews them all. Honda dealers showcase these videos on their websites, on social media and in emails to customers.

Watch the VehiclesTEST Honda Video Road Tests

About VehiclesTEST Toyota Product Independent Testing

Toyota’s deep lineup of more than 20 different models means independent video reviews are more important than ever. VehiclesTEST’s responsive HTML5 player features a main video screen and complete library of all the Toyota models down below. This allows the customer to quickly move from one video review to the next—and find the exact model to fit their needs. We test EVERY VEHICLE in the Toyota lineup and add new vehicles as they are introduced.

All Honda and Toyota models are showcased with a 4-minute-plus test video including highway and city running footage, and commentary on the actual use in real-life situations.

Watch the VehiclesTEST Toyota Video Road Tests

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ArcBlock Announces New Blockchain Partnership With Ride Share Service GoFun

GoFun Partners with ArcBlock to use blockchain platform to build DApps and services

ArcBlock announces new partnership with ride-sharing service GoFun to use blockchain platform to developer new blockchain services and DApps.

BELLEVUE, WA, USA, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ArcBlock (https://www.arcblock.io), a leading application development platform for decentralized applications (DApps)and blockchain-enabled services announced that it has officially launched a new strategic partnership with GoFun. The partnership was originally announced at the GoFun Connect launch event where CEO of GoFun, Tan Yi, announced that the new partnership and discussed how ArcBlock enables companies to quickly integrate blockchain technologies and deliver an industry-best user experience that helps maximize the return on investment. GoFun will leverage ArcBlock’s SDK, Blockchain developer tools and CLI, decentralized identity, and multi-chain network to support massive scalability and the ability to handle diverse workloads and digital assets across diverse, interconnected blockchain networks.

GoFun is building a new platform that will expand to existing and new ecosystem service providers, improve financial risk controls and credit deposits. Tan Yi, CEO of GoFun, said that “GoFun Travel and GoFun Connect will work with new and existing partners to reshape the automotive industry, tap into potential value, and achieve increased benefits across different distribution channels. At the same time, with our new blockchain-enabled services, we are able to create a new Internet of Vehicles that connects people, data, vehicles, and services together into a single platform using best-in-breed technologies like blockchain that empower both the users and service providers in a secure way.”

ArcBlock recently released its latest blockchain platform upgrade for production-ready DApps and Enterprise blockchains that allow companies to quickly capture the benefits of blockchain technologies easily. “ArcBlock is well-positioned to support the automotive industry and enable our partners to quickly tap into the power of blockchain in ways that work for their businesses, said Jean Chen, VP of Public Relations at ArcBlock. “There is no complicated setup, no specialized languages to learn, companies can use the development languages they already support like JavaScript or Python, and with the ArcBlock blockchain platform our customers are able to get their products to market fifty percent faster compared to traditional public chains.”

In the upcoming weeks, ArcBlock will be releasing its next-generation decentralized identity wallet and solutions that enable companies to quickly and easily add decentralized identities to any website, application or service with a single line of code. To learn more about ArcBlock’s blockchain platform, or decentralized identity solutions simply visit https://www.arcblock.io.

About ArcBlock
ArcBlock is transforming the way blockchain-enabled applications and services are developed, managed and deployed by reimaging how these services are going to be created in the years ahead. ArcBlock is comprised of a team of industry experts, developers, technologists, and leaders who are focused on creating successful outcomes by enabling teams and businesses to create blockchain-ready services around their needs. ArcBlock has created a powerful but easy to use blockchain development platform that utilizes the power of blockchain in combination with cloud computing that developers and businesses to achieve their goals successfully. Follow ArcBlock on Twitter @arcblock_io.

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Execs In The Know Launches New Website

Go To www.ExecsInTheKnow.com

With progressive leaders in our community, our comprehensive online experience is foundational to providing our community with thought-provoking experiences.”

— Chad McDaniel, President and Co-Founder, Execs In The Know

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global customer experience industry leader Execs In The Know is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s new website at www.ExecsInTheKnow.com. Execs In The Know (EITK) is excited to present the customer experience (CX) industry with a revamped site full of opportunities for CX leaders to learn, share, network, and engage to innovate.

The new, sleek, and modernized website was designed with the CX leader in mind and offers relevant information and value propositions regarding all future events, including Customer Response Summits, Lunch & Learns, Subject Matter Briefings, and more. On the new site, EITK has also built out a more comprehensive, engaging Knowledge Center full of blog content, interactive webinars, white papers, brand spotlights, Customer Experience Benchmark Reports, and many other forms of thought leadership pieces. Users will also find more unique video content featuring key insights from some of the CX industry’s biggest brands as well as links to the KIA Online Community and Marketplace. Heading into 2020, Execs In The Know is positioned to provide the CX industry with more data-driven, thought-provoking, educational content than ever before to help set the agenda for the future of CX.

EITK’s new website redesign was built alongside the revamping of its exclusive online community Know It All (KIA). Together the Execs In The Know and KIA online sites provide a seamless marriage of solution-based content full of CX insights offering public and private information for CX leaders. While the Execs In The Know website offers educational industry-specific content as well as live and online events on a number of topics such as outsourcing, the gig economy, and artificial intelligence, KIA adds its own unique touch to the online experience. The KIA online community and marketplace extends the experience by providing the world’s most collaborative and engaging CX environment where leaders share information, network online, and engage with each other and content – a valuable leaders learning from leaders experience. Together, the redesigned ExecsInTheKnow.com and KIA online community and marketplace build out an all-encompassing online experience to provide valuable takeaways and actionable information to executive-level CX leaders.

“We are very excited for our new online experience for our CX leaders,” said Chad McDaniel, President and Co-Founder, Execs In The Know. “With progressive leaders in our community, our comprehensive online experience is foundational to providing our community with thought-provoking experiences and represents just one of the many ways we are driving thoughtful discussion and setting the agenda for CX.”

Execs In The Know sets the stage for many new offerings in store for 2020, including the launch of the new CX Insight Magazine featuring thoughtful, engaging think pieces from Execs In The Know along with contributed articles from industry experts. This is just one example of how EITK and KIA are taking the next step in arming its community of leaders with information they can use to enhance strategies to provide their customers with improved experiences.

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19th Annual Gala for the Children Raises More than $1.5M for South Central Youth and Families

APCH youth dancers perform at the 2019 Gala

Johnny Lopez and Damon Wolf, 2019 APCH Gala Honorees

APCH members speak at the 2019 Gala

A Place Called Home honored Johnny Lopez of Platinum Equity and Damon Wolf of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group; Dave Roberts and Joe Drake presented awards

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Place Called Home (APCH), a nonprofit community center providing a safe, nurturing environment for South Central youth and their families, celebrated 26 years of service during its 19th Annual Gala for the Children at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 19. More than 800 guests and dignitaries from Los Angeles’s civic, business, entertainment and philanthropic communities gathered to celebrate the organization’s members and alumni and raise critical funds to support its proven programs. This year’s gala raised more than $1.5 million.

During the celebration, APCH honored two extraordinary supporters of the organization’s work. Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers Manager, presented the 2019 Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award to Johnny Lopez, Founding Partner of Platinum Equity. The Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award goes to an individual who has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to uplifting humanity, and particularly to supporting and empowering young people who are facing great adversity. Mr. Lopez and his family have been part of the APCH family for several years as supporters and volunteers.

Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman, presented the 2019 Children’s Inspiration Award to Damon Wolf, President of Worldwide Marketing of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. The Children’s Inspiration Award is presented to an individual whose vision and tenacity are great enough to achieve the “impossible.” The recipient has the courage, optimism and values to be an inspiration to the young people at APCH and beyond. Mr. Wolf is a long-time, enthusiastic supporter of APCH.

Actress and singer Amber Riley of “Glee” fame emceed the event. The celebration also featured performances from the APCH youth dance company and youth band and testimonials from members impacted by APCH’s work.

Beyond shining a spotlight on inspiring individuals who believe in APCH’s work, the gala is the organization’s most important annual fundraiser, consistently raising more than $1 million to support APCH’s mission.

“For 26 years, we have provided an environment of safety, love and opportunity for thousands of kids, parents, staff and volunteers to make their lives better and make the world a better place. We hope the gala moved people to get involved and help us serve more youth and families in need,” APCH Executive Director Jonathan Zeichner said.

Since APCH’s founding one year after the Los Angeles Unrest, the organization has directly served 20,000 South Central youth and families through programs in the arts, civic engagement, education and wellbeing; and thousands more community members via its community festivals and distribution events providing household essentials to families living in poverty.


About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education, and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. Since its founding in 1993, APCH has directly served more than 20,000 youth members through its core school day, after school and summer programming, and over 150,000 local residents through family and supportive services including food, clothing, and holiday toy distributions, counseling, voter education, and community organizing. For more information, visit apch.org.

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A Place Called Home Celebrates 25 Years of Service

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Managing Electricity Gets Global Boost From Wattics Integration With Wattwatchers

Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO and Co-founder, Wattics

James Clements, commercial and industrial specialist, Wattwatchers

Energy and big data analytics software meets highly interoperable metering hardware, uniting the power of real-time data with machine intelligence

Our partnership with Wattwatchers will result in hundreds of thousands of devices installed worldwide, fuelling business energy efficiency and sustainability.”

— Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO and Co-founder, Wattics

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) era for energy data and analytics, international partnerships can be forged in the cloud without the key players ever even being in the same country.

That's what Australian-based Wattwatchers and Irish company Wattics have just done.

The two technology companies are partnering to help the world’s energy professionals to manage their customers’ watts better, adding extended business value propelled by real-time data and machine learning.

Through a combined engineering effort, Wattics’ leading international software platform for professional energy management, and data-driven Measurement and Verification (M&V), is now integrated for Wattwatchers customers.

Wattics’ customers, meanwhile, can begin deploying the Wattwatchers' user-friendly energy monitoring devices in a plug-and-play fashion to enable intelligent analysis with highly-granular energy data. This enables energy services professionals to deliver results faster and more transparently.

Through the partnership, Wattics and Wattwatchers aim to capture 1% of the global market for energy management systems which is estimated to be worth in excess of USD25 billion in 2024 with a CAGR of 13.78% over the forecast period (2019 to 2024).

Wattwatchers began demonstrating its ‘works with Wattics’ capabilities at the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo* in Melbourne last month (October 23-24), part of the major annual All-Energy Australia conference and trade show, which this year drew over 10,000 visitors.

For Wattwatchers, the partnership with Wattics delivers the crucial elements of a contemporary technology toolkit for highly-intelligent, enterprise-grade energy management, including: automation of complex calculations; machine-learning analytics; identification of energy-intensive appliances and sites; IPMVP-based measurement and verification of savings; operations wastage analysis; and, intelligent organisation of energy efficiency projects and tracking of their progress.

Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO and Co-Founder of Wattics, said his team was excited by the collaboration with Wattwatchers, including the ease with which the integration was completed.

‘Our partnership with Wattwatchers will result in hundreds of thousands of devices installed worldwide, fuelling business energy efficiency and sustainability. Wattics+Wattwatchers is now straightforward and readily accessible to usher in new, advanced-level energy management,’ said Ruzzelli.

‘Through Wattics, Wattwatchers device owners have at their disposal a wealth of insight into how meter and sensor data, weather data, IoT, renewable and business data are correlated in industrial and commercial facilities. Wattics’ machine-learning technology enables Wattwatchers customers to quickly identify energy waste; save money; track savings; calculate, monitor and report on carbon emissions; and much more.’

James Clements, Wattwatchers’ commercial and industrial energy management specialist and senior business development manager, has led the strategic alignment with Wattics to boost international expansion, as well as deployment with Australian energy, property and facility management professionals.

‘Wattics is a great fit for Wattwatchers,’ said Clements. ‘Combined, Wattics and Wattwatchers offer a powerful tool-set for energy services professionals, underpinned by Wattwatchers' wireless monitoring technology, which is easily retrofitted to measure project performance. Wattics is strong in the United Kingdom, and the Irish and continental European markets, where Wattwatchers is certified with the CE mark for UK-Europe, and is starting to grow its market presence in the Eurozone.

‘Many professionals still perform calculations in legacy spreadsheets and they are not the right tool for the large quantities of data produced by monitoring devices (one Wattwatchers device delivers up to 500,000 data points a day). It doesn’t take much for these old-style calculation tools to start buckling under the strain. By contrast, cloud-based tools are now excellent, so it’s time for energy professionals to rethink the way they work, and the customer experience they wish to deliver.’

As well as complying with key European energy directives and requirements for professional service providers, Wattics is multi-language including English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek and Hungarian. Wattics also is building its presence in the Middle East and Asian regions.

About Wattics: Dublin-based Wattics simplifies energy management through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Its energy analytics tools help energy professionals discover energy and cost saving opportunities that will improve business performance. Used by energy consultants, energy service companies (ESCOs), energy managers, energy suppliers, utilities, energy auditors, facility managers around the world. Whether your concerned with energy savings, energy efficiency projects, behavioural changes or certification, Wattics has a solution for a multitude of energy management needs & requirements. More information at: www.wattics.com

About Wattwatchers: Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective. Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces. More information at: www.wattwatchers.com.au


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Marshall Faulk Has a Message for Kids at the NFL Alumni Golf Tournament

Marshall Faulk

Marshall Faulk

Hall of Fame running back says kids need to know the truth about drugs.

Drugs are something that is someone else’s problem until it’s your kid, and by then it’s too late.”

— NFL Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NFL Legend Marshall Faulk is all about helping kids. That’s why he is representing Foundation for a Drug-Free World at the NFL Alumni Mexico Golf Classic November 21-22.

NFL Alumni fundraisers promote active and healthy living while they raise funds for worthy causes to benefit youth. And Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk fits right in with this purpose.

But as spokesperson for Foundation for a Drug-Free World, his first message is actually to parents.

“Drugs are something that is someone else’s problem until it’s your kid,” he says, “and by then it’s too late.”

The Drug-Free World drug education materials and curriculum, translated into 20 languages, have already been adopted by the school systems of Baja California Sur and the State of Mexico.

Faulk, the father of five, wants to help educate kids on what drugs are and what they do. “We found that when they know this, they don’t feel the need to experiment and they won’t allow peer pressure to bait them into taking drugs,” he says. “We’re not even telling people what they should do or shouldn’t do. We want them to educate themselves. When you’re educated, you make better decisions. That’s what this is all about.”

The NFL Mexico Golf Classic, partnered with Televisa Television, is a two-day event starting with the Taste of Mexico charity dinner and comedy show Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

On Friday at 10 a.m. is the shotgun start of the Mexico Golf Classic.

The two-day celebration ends 22 November with a champions dinner from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., where NFL Alumni will announce the tournament winner who will attend the NFL Alumni Super Bowl of Golf Championship at the famed Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

Drug-Free World Coordinator
Foundation for a Drug-Free World
+1 818-952-5260
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They said I wouldn’t get hooked after the first hit…

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6th Annual Four Generations of Leaders Awards

6th Annual 4 Gen Leaders

6th Annual 4 Gen Leader Awards

Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Alliances for Action: Coalitions, Collaboration and Partnerships

Four Generation Awardees range in ages from their teens to an octogenarian working on energy efficiency, clean energy, the circular economy and building sustainable communities!”

— Janine Finnell, Executive Director Leaders in Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leaders in Energy Hosts 6th Annual Four Generations of Leaders Awards on Friday, Dec. 6th, 6:00-9:00 pm, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC

Leaders in Energy (LE) is a nonprofit organization working to build a global action network to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions.

Join us at The 6th Annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards and Holiday Celebration. Learn and be inspired! Our multigenerational award-winners are building alliances for action to help accelerate and scale solutions for a greener & positive future. These diverse leaders are making progress in energy efficiency, clean energy, the circular economy by reducing plastics and food waste, and sustainable communities.

Our honorees’ ages span from teens to 80s! We are never too young or too old, or middle-aged, to make a true difference! Make intriguing new friends who care as much as you do about clean energy and sustainability, locally and globally, who love to talk about it and act on it. Celebrate and network with people working in green careers and businesses, clean energy and sustainability solutions!

We need each and all of us to create the energy transition and re-green our ways!

Enjoy delicious food and beverages, including Naked Lunch Bowls and veg-friendly dishes from MOM’s Organic Market. Our fun silent auction includes free memberships and event tickets from local environmental groups, green architecture and energy management books, an environmental movie by a local producer plus more!

Our 2019 Four Generation Awardees are:
• Gen Z/ Millennial: The Eco Teen Action Network (part of the Global Co-Lab and Smithsonian Optimism project) with its 3 Hubs on Climate Change, Responsible Consumption and Zero Hunger. (The Eco Teen Action Network Ambassadors are: Ashley Cheung, Eva Leikikh, Krithika Layalala, Kayla Peale, Sydney Rico, and Marieka Staheli)
• Gen X: Julia Cohen, Co-Founder and Manager of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, comprised of over 1000 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 60 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment.
• Baby Boomer, Eric Goplerud, Founder and Chairperson of the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), which helps people of faith develop local solutions to the climate crisis. FACS works with congregations to develop Green Teams give them resources to implement sustainability initiatives, programs, and education for environmental stewardship.
• World War II, Andrew Euston, Urban Ecological Designer, who under several Presidential administrations, led one of the first Federal governmental efforts to recognize the importance of non-partisan efforts to integrate social, economic, and environmental planning and design in Community Sustainability programming at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. He also helped stimulate the formation of the President's Council on Sustainable Development and continues to explore ways in which to improve communities.

PLUS Emerging Leaders:
• Karen Campblin and Lee Williams, Co-Chairs Green New Deal Virginia Coalition and
• Mitra Kashani , Founder , Mason Environmental Justice Alliance

When and Where:
Friday, December 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Leaders in Energy brings people together to share success stories on technological, social and economic innovation that lead to action and impact to create a more sustainable energy system, economy, and world. In addition, through our events and workshops, we help people to find green jobs, build green careers, and connect businesses who offer sustainable solutions with those in the market who are seeking green economy solutions. Learn more about our mission and programs here.

Registration: https://bit.ly/2QidLvF
TICKETS: Early bird prices thru 11/29 –
$40 adults; Student/Jobseeker $30

Regular Price – $50 adults; Student/Jobseeker $40
Bring a friend & get 50% off 2nd ticket!
$60 at the door.

Thanks to our event sponsors which include Longenecker & Associates, MOM's Organic Market, and Pepco.

“When you want to go fast, go alone, but when you want to go far, go together – African proverb

Janine Finnell
Leaders in Energy
(703) 920-9627
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment Launches New Multi Level Race Track and Grand Prix Extreme Play Ninja Park

Front Row (L-R): Mount Kisco Mayor Gina Picinich, Bill Diamond, Cathy DiRienzo, Mike Poe, Prie Dreshaj cutting ribbon with Grand Prix staff

Grand Prix Multi Level Race Track

Grand Prix Extreme Play Park

Grand Prix Entertainment brings a new level of excitement with their new 3 million dollar multi level race track and GPX Ninja Park

MOUNT KISCO , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , November 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment has brought a new level of excitement and speed to the thrill-seekers of Westchester County with the launch of their multi-level track as well as the Grand Prix Extreme Play (GPX) Park. The addition of the multi-level track and ‘GPX’ was unveiled at a special launch party and ribbon cutting to the press and special guests on Thursday, November 14th, where attendees had the opportunity to tour the space and try out these new additions.

The new multi-level track features electronically controlled karts with a race track that goes from 0 to 8.6 ft and includes up to 1,700 linear ft of track for adults, 295 ft of track for juniors and a special 141 ft of track for the littler starters ages 4 – 6. The Adult Track includes hairpins, spiral ramp, constant radium turns, banked semi-oval turns, increasing radius turns, and elevation changes, with a projection of the fastest lap time of 46 seconds, and is equipped with cool cosmic lighting.

In addition to the multi-level track, the new Grand Prix Extreme Play Park features almost 20,000 square feet of attractions including 13 climbing walls and structures, a ninja obstacle course with gravity-defying obstacles, an 80’ zip line, bouldering wall, aerial silk curtains, jousting pit, rotating log elements known as the “Meat Grindr”, and a dodge ball play area.

“We are excited that these new additions are now officially open to the public,” said William Diamond, Co-Founder of Diamond Properties, LLC. “After two years of planning and hard work the addition of the multi level race track and the Grand Prix Extreme Play Park will make Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment the premiere venue for racing
and entertainment in Westchester County.”

The multi level race track and Grand Prix Extreme Play Park are open and available to the public on Mondays-Fridays from 3pm-10pm, Saturdays from 10am-12am, and Sundays from 10am-9pm. To learn more about these new additions, please contact Laressa Gjonaj, Marketing Director at 914-773-6214 or via email at lgjonaj@dpmgt.com.

About Grand Prix New York Racing: Grand Prix New York Racing is the ultimate venue for all things entertainment with over 12,000 square feet of racing, 19 lanes of bowling, gaming, and award-winning dining that makes it fun for everyone. Grand Prix goes beyond an average entertainment complex with eight separate or combined function areas for an almost never-ending variety of possibilities and excitement for the whole family to enjoy. To learn more about Grand Prix New York, please visit their website at www.gpny.com.

Chereese Jervis-Hill
Events To Remember
+1 914-218-3968
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