ASC Cinematographers Headline Sold-Out NYC Cinematography Event

Award-Winning Documentary, TV and Feature Film DPs Go Behind-the-Scenes

I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

— Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals. Tohm Sansani, Director, Product Management at Vimeo noted, "Sight, Sound, and Story was a fantastic event. It brought together a diverse community of video professionals and filmmakers who all share the same passion for telling exceptional stories through film."

The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”) and Martina Radwan (“The Final Year,” “Inventing Tomorrow”) comparing and contrasting how their methods of shooting varied and carried the tone of the films they were working on. Veteran Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”) took the stage for an intimate discussion on his legendary career. He recalled how he got his start working with animation on Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to exploding a model of the Death Star in “Star Wars,” to shooting scenes from the groundbreaking film “Tron.” The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,”) sharing his insights from some of the most watched television shows in history. He took the audience deep behind-the-scenes of “Ray Donovan” & “Westworld”; and then the complexities of shooting hundreds of extras from a massive battle scene in “Game of Thrones.” Hugo Perez, Snehal Patel, and David Leitner moderated, respectively.

Panelist Bruce Logan, ASC commented on the evening as, “I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.”

“This is a wonderful way for people interested in cinematography to get access to the masters,” shared moderator and ZEISS Sales Manager Snehal Patel. “The DPs are happy to share lessons they learned on set, and insider information about how the industry works. I learned so much from these artists. Don’t miss the next one!”

The 2018 “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” sponsors included Platinum and Networking Party Sponsor ZEISS, Master Storyteller Sponsors Adorama and Vimeo; and Technology Sponsor Shutterstock.

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2019 with its Post Production Summit on June 13th and The Art of Cinematography event on November 14th; as well as evening events throughout the year. Please visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more information on our events.

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

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Jive Aces to Perform Live at Winter Wonderland

Downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland is hosting the Jive Aces on its closing night, December 21st. Winter Wonderland is open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Winter Wonderland’s closing night, December 21st, the United Kingdom’s Jive Aces will bring holiday cheer to Downtown Clearwater with a concert performance for all to enjoy. There is no cost to attend. Winter Wonderland is located on the corner of Drew Street and N. Fort Harrison Avenue, in downtown Clearwater and is sponsored by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) and the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

The Jive Aces are a 6-piece swing band, formed in the UK in 1989. They have performed in over 30 countries and have been recognized as one of the top swing bands in the world. In 2012, they were finalists of Britain’s Got Talent and have received many accolades and awards for their music.

The Jive Aces’ performance is in addition to the usual Winter Wonderland activities that include: decorating cookie with Mrs. Claus, visiting with Santa and his elves, petting baby animals, riding ponies and the Winter Wonderland train, sliding down the 20-foot slide, jumping in Winter Wonderland’s bouncy house and spinning on the human gyroscope.

“We love it when the Jive Aces come to Winter Wonderland,” said Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “When they performed at last year’s closing night, the over 1,000 guests were swinging and jiving.”

Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6:00pm to 9:00pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Though admission is free, there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop.

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit www.ccvfl.org or call the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.

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Church of Scientology Information Center Wraps up a Year of Events with a Community Holiday Party

The Church of Scientology choir will be the opening act for the Community Holiday Party at the Scientology Information Center on December 14th welcoming guests of all ages.

As 2019 is just around the corner, we wanted to give the community a chance to enjoy themselves before the start of a whole new year.”

— Amber Skjelset, Center Manager

CLEARWATER, FL, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 14th the Scientology Information Center will host a Holiday party for the community featuring local performers, Joe Yazbeck and Greg Smith and the Church of Scientology Choir.

Joe Yazbeck is a veteran recording and performing artist who has recently released two popular albums Streets of Your Heart and the holiday favorite Jazz’d About Christmas. Joe has performed nationally with his band Heartdance and continues to perform at special events and venues. Joe has also performed as part of national touring companies of Broadway shows.

Greg Smith has been playing guitar since 1966 and has played in many styles ranging from classical, through rock, blues, country, straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz and free jazz. He has played all over the United States with well known artists such as Chic Corea, Edgar Winter, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, Glen Zotolla, Randy Sabien and Brian Torff. Currently he performs around the greater Tampa Bay area as a solo acoustic guitarist, with the New York Guitar Carts, numerous duos, the Heartdance band and more.

The Church of Scientology Choir first originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960’s where early Scientologists put the concepts of their religious beliefs to song and to celebrate their spiritual advancements in their pursuit of spiritual freedom. The Church of Scientology Choir of Clearwater began in the 1993, to continue that tradition. As a volunteer group they love music and singing and their goal is to perform as often as possible to reach out into the community to lift spirits everywhere.

Yazbeck and Smith will provide a “smooth and mellow” flair, while the Choir will have songs that will encourage kid participation with hand-held bells and percussion sticks. The event includes holiday-inspired refreshments and a chance to meet with the artists afterwards and take photos.

“The songs will be Holiday favorites of all genres and all styles,” said event organizer and Center Manager, Amber Skjelset. “They’ll be the kind that you can’t help but sing along with and reminisce. As 2019 is just around the corner, we wanted to give the community a chance to enjoy themselves before the start of a whole new year,” said Skjelset.

The Information Center, located in the Century-old Historic Clearwater Building, houses displays which provide basic information through panels and brief audiovisual presentations covering Scientology’s beliefs, humanitarian community activities and an overview of the life of Scientology’s Founder,

Mr. L. Ron Hubbard for those who are curious.

To attend this event or learn more about the Scientology Information Center or the 2019 calendar of events please contact Amber Skjelset at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org.

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the Historic Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015 and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

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Danyelle Scroggins' book, Evonta's Revenge, Named Among Best of Winter Reading

Danyelle Scroggins

Danyelle Scroggins is among ten authors across America who are sharing the recognition. The complete list will be published later this month.

ATLANTA, GA, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A popular Shreveport, Louisiana author is getting some national attention. Danyelle Scroggins has received one of the season’s highest literary honors, her publicist announced today. Scroggins’ book, Evonta’s Revenge, has been named among "The Best of Winter Reading, 2018."

Each winter, an award-winning journalist identifies, develops, and promotes outstanding literature and authors through the annual list. Scroggins is among ten authors across America who are sharing the recognition. The complete list will be published later this month.

The Best of Winter Reading, 2018 gives tribute to several authors for their exceptional, literary contribution. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, children's literature, spiritual, adventure, urban literature and sci-fi. Featured are authors who are dynamically versed, at the forefront in their genre, or have mastered the art of engaging and entertaining their readers.

Scroggins' work has been described by critics as being definitively exciting. Evonta’s Revenge showcases the author's literary vision through subject, originality, impact, and influence.

"The book is a gem and certainly deserves the interest of avid, suspense readers,” stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Danyelle Scroggins. “It's a thrilling novel and grabs the reader’s attention from sentence one. Danyelle is an incredibly gifted writer and expresses gratitude for this honor.”

The author gave a synopsis of her novel.

“When a woman loves, she loves hard; and when you break her heart, she fights hard. Evonta Jacobs is stopping at nothing to get those responsible for death of her twin brother,” she explained. “She believes in an all-powerful, God and decided needs her help. Eventually, she meets a man who makes her desire to love, instead of revenge.”

For more information, or to purchase a copy of Evonta’s Revenge, visit https://www.danyellescroggins.com. For bookings and appearances, contact Fran Briggs at FranBriggs@aol.com

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#StandUp4HumanRights March Demands Human Rights Be Recognized

One of the Youth for Human Rights International events in honor of Human Rights Day and the  70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Activist held a march in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights advocates braved freezing temperatures, gathering at the famous Lincoln Memorial to stand up and march for the rights of all.

We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

— Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Human Rights Day 2018, in a world where fundamental human rights are being abused, a group of young advocates gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, to march in support of the vital necessity of immediately implementing human rights education on a global scale. Led by Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) and joined by other national and international organizations, including Peace Lights and the Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA), the wave of passionate activists dressed in blue in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial.

The march was part of a global series of events led by Youth for Human Rights International in honor of Human Rights Day and on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the document which, if widely applied, could end human rights abuses everywhere.

“The most impactful aspect of the march was the attention to the cause. The more awareness we bring to human rights, the more people will realize how little they know about them. Once we're on the same page with that, we can start moving forward with teaching and educating our youth!” said Somalian fashion model, Soukeyna, who participated in the march. She further stated, “We develop most of our habits when we are young. If we are taught early on about the non-negotiable human rights as listed in the UDHR, we will be encouraged to stand up for what we deserve and carry those habits into adulthood.”

With the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never to allow human rights atrocities to occur again. Thus, 70 years ago on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was born listing out 30 basic human rights and starting a worldwide awareness campaign.

The United Nations launched their current human rights awareness campaign #StandUp4HumanRights in December of 2016. This year, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights DC and other national and international chapters have been key champions in this campaign. Erica Rodgers, the US National Director of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the march commented, “We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization with chapters around the world whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance, respect and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through international summits, art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch a documentary on how Youth for Human Rights began.

“Peace Lights” is a video art piece created by Peter Rogina and Eileen Cohen. It has been adopted by the New York Peace Coalition and the Peace Organizations of 14 countries as their international symbol for peace and non-violence. The United Nations International Year of Light has also endorsed “Peace Lights”, and it has been featured around the world in 6 continents.

The Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA) is one of three organs of outreach and promotion of the African Union Mission to the United States of America

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GoodFirms Research modernized the list of Top Mobile App Developers for December

Top Mobile App Development Companies

Top Mobile App Development Companies

GoodFirms featured the top mobile app development companies globally considering the number of metrics and client feedback

Mobile apps help you monetize smarter and nurture your business successfully”

— GoodFirms Research

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — These days, apps have become the core strength of every business where success lies in building the quality application. Thus, each entrepreneur is looking forward to the top mobile app developers that create innovative, robust, scalable apps that offer brilliant user experience. To ease this challenging task of finding the excellent iPhone & Android app developers, GoodFirms published a list of Top App Development Companies worldwide based on several qualitative and quantitative statistics.

According to GoodFirms here is the list of Top Mobile App Development Companies:

•OpenXcell
•Swenson He
•Consagous Technologies
•IndiaNIC Infotech Ltd.
•Hidden Brains Infotech
•VironIT
•S-PRO
•Y Media Labs
•Sphinx Solutions
•Konstant Infosolutions
•NMG Technologies
•OpenGeeksLab
•Creative360 LLC
•The Sneakers Agency, LLC
•Zco Corporation
•Cubix
•INGIC
•Promatics Technologies
•Blue Label Labs
•Sunflower Lab
•Quy Technology

In today's advanced world, apps have become more beneficial, vulnerable and faster to use when compared to a responsive business. That's the reason; many people have adopted the applications as it has made flexible for everyone to use the apps related to various segments and get the services with a touch of their fingertip.

Many businesses from worldwide get hold of Indian app developers as they are recognized highly experienced and work as per the needs at an affordable price. Here at GoodFirms, you can reach the curated list of Top App Development Companies in India along with ratings and reviews.

GoodFirms is a leading and well-renowned B2B research, ratings and reviews platform. It eases the dilemma of businesses to pick the right partner as per their project requirements. GoodFirms analyst team conducts an in-depth research process to fetch out and index the most excellent companies from various segments.

In this assessment, the research squad of GoodFirms follows a strict methodology where n number of statistics is considered such as: determining the complete background of each company, verifying the past and present portfolio, year of experience in their domain area, market presence, client reviews and many more. After evaluating every firm all are compared and then indexed in the list of top development companies, best software and outstanding firms from all different categories.

GoodFirms also give confidence to the service providers by asking them to come forward and take part in the research process. So, that they get a chance to get listed in top firms and grab the opportunity to expose their services to international customers.

Here you can take a sneak peek at the updated list of Top Mobile App Development Companies in New York (NYC) at GoodFirms

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GoodFirms is a Washington, D.C. based research firm that aligns its efforts in identifying the most prominent and efficient mobile app development companies that deliver results to their clients. GoodFirms research is a confluence of new age consumer reference processes and conventional industry-wide review & rankings that help service seekers leap further and multiply their industry-wide value and credibility.

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Acuitive Solutions Recognized for Excellence in 100 Great Supply Chain Partners Survey

Company named to annual list compiled by Supply Chain Brain honoring leading technology and service providers

We’re thrilled to be honored with recognition founded in the integrity of our customer’s experience, and how we help them balance advance planning and supply chain agility for global transportation.””

— Phil Marlowe, founder, president and chief logistician, Acuitive Solutions.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Acuitive Solutions, which provides cloud-based software for complex international transportation management to the world's best-known retailers, announced that it has been recognized among 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for 2018 by SupplyChainBrain.

The research survey considers hundreds of potential candidates. The annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners features a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. It’s the fourth time that Acuitive has been recognized in the annual survey, which is in its 16th year.

"This recognition is the direct result of a customer stepping up and sharing their experience with our platform, it’s integral role in their supply chain strategy, and the value we deliver,” said Phil Marlowe, founder, CEO and chief logistician of Acuitive Solutions. “We’re thrilled to be honored with an award founded in the integrity of our customer’s experience, and how we help them balance advance planning and supply chain agility for multi-mode international transportation.”

SupplyChainBrain assembles the list after conducting a six-month online poll of supply chain professionals who nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.

"For 16 years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners," said Brad Berger, publisher of SupplyChainBrain. "This year's nominees were competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management.”

ABOUT ACUITIVE SOLUTIONS — Charlotte, NC-based Acuitive Solutions deploys a cloud-native global TMS platform that helps reduce cost and bring unprecedented efficiency and responsiveness to global supply chain management operations. Founded in 2002, Acuitive has built a portfolio of integrated, Web-based software tools and workflows that facilitate real-time collaboration and provide an extraordinary degree of control and agility for businesses, their local and global service providers and suppliers to manage the complex process of international air and ocean freight shipping. Acuitive serves leading companies in the home improvement center, premium fashion, retail, home and office décor and apparel markets. Our focus is on what we do best: superior, truly global transportation management solutions. For more information, call (704) 321-4992, email us at info@acuitivesolutions.com, or visit us on the web at www.acuitivesolutions.com

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Green Relief Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Pegg

Green Relief

Mr. Pegg joins Green Relief from Spin Master, a global toy and entertainment company

With Green Relief's unique use of aquaponics to produce its products, and a purpose-driven and passionate team behind me, I look forward to working on the cutting edge of an exciting industry.”

— Andrew Pegg

HAMILTON, ON, CANADA, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Relief Inc., Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics as a growing method, announced today the appointment of Andrew Pegg as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

"We're thrilled to welcome Andrew as our new CFO," says Warren Bravo, Chief Executive Officer, Green Relief Inc. "Andrew brings extensive finance and operational experience to our company. This, coupled with Andrew's big-picture thinking, will be an asset as Green Relief takes strides to expand its business, and transitions into a public company in early 2019."

Mr. Pegg joins Green Relief from Spin Master, a global toy and entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, where he served as Vice President of Finance since 2013.

Previously, Mr. Pegg was the Vice President of Finance and Business Planning for Latin America and Canada at Revlon, an international company specializing in cosmetic, skin-care, fragrance, and personal-care products.

Mr. Pegg began his career as a Financial Analyst at Citytv, and has since held progressively senior finance roles with a number of top-tier companies, including PepsiCo and Corby Spirit and Wine.

At Green Relief, Mr. Pegg will play a critical role in the strategic direction of the company's finances as it scales up its production of medical cannabis to better serve a rapidly growing patient-base.

"With Green Relief's unique use of aquaponics to produce its products, and a purpose-driven and passionate team behind me, I look forward to working on the cutting edge of an exciting industry," Mr. Pegg says.

Presently, Green Relief operates from a 30,000-square-foot facility in Hamilton. Plans for expansion include the recent acquisition of a 100,000-square-foot production facility in Stoney Creek, Ont., which will increase the company's annual output from 2,800 kg to about 17,800 kg.

Construction of a 240,000-square-foot production facility at the company's original Hamilton site is also underway, as is a 25,000-square-foot facility on an adjacent property that will be used for research and development.

"With robust plans for expansion in place, Andrew's appointment to CFO is timely, and will help drive Green Relief's success into the near, and distant, future," Mr. Bravo says.

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About Green Relief

Based in Hamilton, Ont., Green Relief is Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis using aquaponics to sustainably grow its plants. Aquaponics is a closed-loop system that combines aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (the soilless cultivation of plants). As a result, aquaponics uses up to 90 per cent less water than conventional agriculture, while also producing 10 times the crop yield per hectare, and an end product free from synthetic fertilizers and harmful pesticides. Additionally, once the system's fish reach market size, Green Relief donates the protein source to a food rescue service that delivers meals to those in need. Over the last three years, Green Relief has donated more than 40,000 fish through this initiative. At Green Relief, the mission is simple: helping patients improve their quality of life while also being environmentally responsible, and giving back to the community.

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A NEIGHBORLY PRE-CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP RAISES AWARENESS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

About 200 Scientology Volunteer Ministers gathered in front of the MLK Community Center before 1 Dec Cleanup

If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the morning of Saturday, December 1st, some 200 Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) flooded the Clearwater neighborhood of Greenwood in their sea of yellow shirts for a pre-Christmas clean-up. The headquarters of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Florida in downtown Clearwater is less than a ¼ mile from Greenwood, a neighborhood plagued with illegal dumping.

“We have to put an end to the illegal dumping of trash in this neighborhood,” said the Florida VMs Executive Director, Glendy Goodsell. “It starts with clean-ups like this to increase awareness and responsibility.” Ms. Goodsell also noted that the trashier the neighborhood, the more likely crime will increase as per the Broken Window Theory by Professors Kelling and Wilson.

After a safety briefing on handling trash and hazardous materials, the volunteers grabbed their gloves, bags and hit the streets. Within 3 hours, the VMs had filled 60 trash bags and gathered: 12 tires, 21 TVs, 9 couches, 3 mattresses, 3 dressers, 2 desks, and a night stand. In all, the trash collected filled nearly two 30-yard dumpsters.

“I want to wholeheartedly thank the Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers for continuing to take care of the community,” said Greenwood leader, Mr. O’Neal Larkin.

Residents are encouraged to contact the City of Clearwater which has a section on its cell phone app for reporting illegal dumping.

For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, please call 727-467-6965 or log on to info.fl@volunteerministers.org

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER MINISTERS: The Volunteer Minister (VM) program was launched more than thirty years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER.” Accordingly, Volunteer Ministers work within communities, helping to improve conditions right at home. Renowned for their disaster relief, Volunteer Ministers have trained and partnered with over 1,000 different groups, organizations and agencies around the world, including the Red Cross, National Guard, Army Cadets, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and disaster management agencies.

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Melamedia Webinar to Include First Look at OCR's Thoughts on Changing HIPAA Rules

Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy and Security Enforcement Features Discussion by HIPAA Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, VA, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The HHS Office for Civil Rights just released a request for information on changes that "may impede the transformation to value-based healthcare or that limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and covered entities."

So Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy & Security Enforcement has added a discussion to explore OCR's thoughts on possible changes to HIPAA and what that may mean for future compliance.

The event features long-time veterans in the HIPAA space.

FACULTY

Iliana Peters served key roles at HHS Office for Civil Rights, including as OCR’s Acting Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy and Security and as OCR’s Senior Advisor for HIPAA Enforcement. For more than a decade, she both developed HIPAA privacy and security policy, including on emerging technologies and cyber threats, and enforced HIPAA regulations through spearheading multi-million-dollar settlement agreements and civil monetary penalties under HIPAA. She is a shareholder in the nationally-recognized health care practice group of the AmLaw 100 law firm, Polsinelli, P.C.

Dennis Melamed is president of Melamedia, LLC, a regulatory analysis and research firm. He is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine where he teaches graduate level courses on health data stewardship, federal regulation of biomedical research and trends in medical device regulation. Dennis works extensively as a regulatory affairs analyst and researcher and has served as consultant on health data stewardship issues for a number of organizations, including the National Governors Association's State Alliance for E-Health. He is the editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, which has been tracking health data privacy and security issues since 1997.

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