THEMBU ROYALS MAGAZINE: “10 DAYS IN PUBLIC SPACE & THE WAY FORWARD”

THEMBU ROYALS MAGAZINE: "10 DAYS IN PUBLIC SPACE & THE WAY FORWARD””

— Thembuland Royals

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thembuland Royal Empire
(dedicated diligent developmental services to the nation)
www.thembulandroyals.co.za
info@thembulandroyals.co.za
0812892046
Address : Stegman Rd
JOHANNESBURG
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

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23/02/2018
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PRESS STATEMENT: THEMBU ROYALS MAGAZINE

TITLE: “10 DAYS IN PUBLIC SPACE & THE WAYFORWARD”

Background context;
Thembu Royals Magazine [TRM] is a South African Premier Business Magazine that was launched on air on the 12/02/2018 ( 10 days ago). The magazine is the product of Thembuland Royal Empire-The Nation of AbaThembu. The Royal Family of AbaThembu Nation conceived and is actively involved in all the activities at issue herein. The corporate entity of Thembuland Royal Empire is Thembuland Royal Treasury Holdings Ltd, which is a Specialist Business Consulting Firm. This corporate entity is also currently pursuing massive Industrialization Program in the province of the Eastern Cape. Full details appear more fully on our website: www.thembulandroyals.co.za.

Thembu Royals Magazine has been created specifically to improve business awareness, and a solid spirit of entrepreneurship among our constituencies who are found scattered in all 9 South African Provinces estimated to be around 32 ( thirty two) million people or so.

The Essence;
At the moment Thembu Royals Magazine is only on a digital platform. It is anticipated that the print version will be released during the month of March 2018 to be distributed in all 9 South African Provinces making use of regular distribution channels that are used by other popular magazine brands that are currently on offer.

There has been a shockingly positive response that we have received from the public in the past first 10[ten] days, for which we are deeply grateful, humbled and honored. At the moment more than 15,000( fifteen thousand) people on Social Media Platforms are currently talking about our magazine. This number has been greatly improved with the diligent assistance of various Media Monitoring Houses that took it upon themselves to welcome , support and publicized our cause massively. We remain deeply indebted to these giants of the media fraternity. The support on the ground from traditional leaders, business forums, academics, religious groups, NGO, and from across all sectors, from Cape to Cairo, from Brazil to Australia, has been swelling on an hourly basis. At this stage it is impossible to estimate with accuracy how many people have pledged their support.

The reason for the support: TRM’s approach is to educate, inform, inspire and to give opportunities to the public. These are the 4 corners of our publication. Furthermore , ours is not only a magazine. It is an institution whose benefits appear herein below.

Benefits to the public
a)Entrepreneurs who decide to subscribe to the TRM will receive additional business related benefits that are stipulated on our website, under Gold Membership. Kindly visit our site.

b)Non-Entrepreneurs: This refers to people like students, unemployed people, and the like also have benefits that accrue to them on becoming Silver Members. One such benefit is Free Career Advice, and Career Networks that is aimed at alleviating unemployment in South Africa especially among the youth. We have also partnered with various recruitment agencies to help us fight against unemployment.

c)Affiliate Marketing Scheme: In March 2018 we are starting an Affiliate Marketing Scheme mainly targeting unemployed graduates, and other young adults. These Affiliate Marketers will get an opportunity to earn a living for themselves. We will be setting up Business Centers for this purpose in all 9 South African Provinces to absorb these young adults into a workforce.

d) Various other job opportunities; Various other job opportunities have arisen. The details will be communicated to the public as set out below.

Communication to the public;
#Option 01:
In March 2018 we are embarking on a Road Show visiting various places in South Africa to clarify this unique concept, more especially the benefits to the public. If one has a constituency that desires to get a personal presentation they are cordially invited to drop us an email to;info@thembulandroyals.co.za. Our Professional Consultants will attend to them, very soon. OR call at-0812892046.

#Option 02;
On our website various dates where we will be visiting different constituencies will be advertised from the 01/03/2018. Kindly check our site very often to see when are we coming to your city.

#Option 03;( International )
This has been designed mainly for people outside South Africa. Even if you are inside South Africa you will also benefit from it in any event. These are Webinars. We will be holding several Webinars from March 2018 to communicate with the local and international community. Dates will also be advertised on our site. Anyone who desires to be part of these Webinars is cordially invited to simply drop us an email to: info@thembulandroyals.co.za –any day from the 23/02/2018. We will put your names on the waiting list and update you accordingly once specific dates have been finalized.

Best Regards
Thembi Qondy Tembe[Ms]
Director: Stakeholder Relations
0812892046
Office of the Emperor [0822195195]; qondyqondy@gmail.com;
Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga Northern Cape NorthWest Western Cape

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Teleossco Software Announced as Winner at the 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017

Teleossco Software announced as winner in “OSS/BSS” category for their innovation “TeleOSS OTT Messaging Gateway” at Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Delhi, 23rd February 2018: Teleossco Software announced as winner in “OSS/BSS” category for their innovation “TeleOSS OTT Messaging Gateway” at Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017, honoring the best innovation in the ICT domain in India. Teleossco Software has applauded as winner at the 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award at NDMC Convention Center, New Delhi.

Aegis Graham Bell has been promoting innovations and entrepreneurship in Telecom, Data Science, Smart City Solution, Cyber Security, Digital India, Cloud and Mobility. AGBA has been rewarding those who made outstanding contribution in these fields since 7 years with a vision to foster and stimulate innovators, for India to become a nucleus of innovations.

TeleOSS OTT Gateway caters to OTT bulk message aggregators, OTT resellers, OTT wholesalers, SMS & OTT marketing agencies, telecom operators and enterprise businesses. With the help of TeleOSS OTT Gateway, a new platform of bulk OTT message marketing can be launched for existing subscriber base without major disruption in the existing network.

“We are delighted that our OTT messaging gateway solution has won the innovative solution award at the prestigious forum of AGBA. The innovation of TeleOSS OTT Gateway has the ability to transform the current mobile marketing segment by leveraging OTT messaging platforms. Winning this prestigious award will not only help us increase mind share among our industry but also help in exploring new territories and generate new employment opportunities. The award will significantly boost the image of TeleOSS as an innovative and leading player in the VAS segment” – Mr Jignesh Parmar, CEO, Teleossco Software

About Teleossco Software Pvt. Ltd

TeleOSS Messaging suite platform includes SMS Gateway software solution, SMS router software, SMS controller software, SMS Hub platform, OTT messaging gateway, Smart City SMS Solution and Business Solutions. The OTT gateway solution has been designed to support scale up to millions of messages at a given point of time. It also has the ability to route the messages through different OTT platforms such as Viber, Line, Skype, WeChat, etc. as defined in the system. OTT Gateway has the ability to send digital messages including Photos, Videos, Links and combination of Text plus digital media files supported by social media platform.
TeleOSS offers customizable business features to support custom requirements and enable customers to gain an edge of the competition. TeleOSS has been trusted by more than 50 clients across the globe for large scale OTT volume. Every day millions of OTT messages are sent via TeleOSS OTT Gateway software platforms. We also have long standing channel resellers at various countries and provide support to our partners.

About us

The Aegis Graham Bell Award is one of the largest innovation award for the ICT domain in India. The Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecommunication has established the Aegis Graham Bell Award as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Alexander Graham Bell. This Award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of Telecom, Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud, and Security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions by the innovators. The Award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE), Convergence India and Deloitte as a knowledge partner.

For more information, please contact:
Shweta Chavan | Corporate Communication | Aegis Graham Bell Awards | 8433969263 | shweta@bellaward.com

Mukesh Patel
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ServiceMaster By Glenn's Announces Apprentice Trade Program

Apprenticeship will train young adults how to restore fire, water and mold damaged homes

We are excited to be offering the opportunity for our certified technicians to train the next generation transferable skills of working on water, mold or fire damaged homes or businesses.”

— Keith Grella

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Looking for a job after school, weekends or able to work around college classes?

ServiceMaster by Glenn’s is offering a paid apprentice, trade program for a couple of young adults! We will be offering $12.00 an hour to start. The apprentices will have the opportunity to be partnered up with trained and certified restoration damage technicians!

This position is for high school juniors or older that want the opportunity to be hands on and learn from the best restoration company on Treasure Coast. This opportunity will allow for hands-on training, gaining experience in the work force, building character, learning a trade and resume building.

Only looking for individuals willing to work hard and willing to learn from the best! Apprentices will learn the science behind drying a structure and how to make a difference in your community while learning a valuable trade. This opportunity could grow into a full time position for the right individuals.

To apply for the apprentice trade program, applicants can visit waterdamagespecialists.com/apprentice.

About ServiceMaster By Glenn’s
ServiceMaster By Glenn’s provides water damage restoration, flood damage, fire damage repair, smoke damage, mold remediation and disaster planning and recovery services to the Treasure Coast. Located in Vero Beach, they service the surrounding cities of Sebastian, Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound. Learn more about ServiceMaster By Glenn’s restoration services at www.waterdamagespecialists.com or call 772-567-4435, visit on Facebook at facebook.com/servicemasterbyglenns.

Mary Grella
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Apprentice Trade Program Offered by ServiceMaster By Glenn’s in Vero Beach, FL


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The Rev. Jay Lawlor on “Bearing Good Fruit” sermon for 18th Sunday After Pentecost October 8, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor preached and presided at Grace Episcopal Church, Muncie, Indiana.

The promise is open to everyone. Jesus is saying that lineage no longer matters, it is about who wants to bear fruit for God.”

— The Rev. Jay Lawlor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rev. Jay Lawlor joined the people at Grace Episcopal Church in Muncie, IN as supply priest on October 8, 2017. He preached a sermon titled "Bearing Good Fruit" and led worship of the Holy Eucharist. An excerpt of the Rev. Lawlor's sermon follows:

This week we have another vineyard parable from Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus tells of an absentee landowner and violent, murderous, tenants. While this parable has a tendancy to be read as an allegory about God’s dealings with Israel, the earliest stage of the Gospel tradition was not understood this way. It was, as the ending of the Gospel actually states, Jesus’ rebuke of the chief priests and Pharisees – not all of Israel.

In fact, parables are more about invitation than doctrine. They have more to do with how God wants us to live, than any particular prescription for what will or will not happen. The question to ask is: How is God inviting us to live vs. how humanity sometimes lives? The point of the parable is not to label some people good and some people evil. That is far too simple. Rather, the parable invites us all to consider where we find ourselves.
What is clear is the parable’s claim that Jesus is the Messiah. He is God’s promise to introduce God’s kingdom. Or, as it is sometimes referred, a kin-dom. A community of kinship of God’s people ushered in by Jesus. A community of God’s people who pray for, and bear witness to, God’s vision for the world. The Good News of justice and peace made possible through God’s reconciling love for creation.

So in inviting all, Jesus presents a contrast between those who accept the invitation to work for God’s kin-dom and those who work to oppose it. Jesus applies the parable directly to his opponents – the chief priests and Pharisees – those particular groups opposing and plotting against him – not all of Israel.

This is not meant as a rejection and casting out of all God’s people. The invitation to participate in God’s kin-dom is available to all. The promise is open to everyone. Jesus is saying that lineage no longer matters, it is about who wants to bear fruit for God. It is about who is willing to have their lives changed by the love of God, and who choose to participate in transforming the world more into God’s vision. […]

Readers can find the Rev. Jay Lawlor's full sermon at https://www.therevjaylawlor.com/bearing-good-fruit-sermon-rev-jay-lawlor-18-pentecost-year-oct-8-2017/

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The Rev. Jay Lawlor preached “Our Invitation from Jesus” for 19th Sunday After Pentecost – October 15, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor visited Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, IN as guest priest on October 15, 2017.

When we, as the baptized Body of Christ, the Church, are at our best, the world sees and knows Jesus as he intends.”

— The Rev. Jay Lawlor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rev. Jay Lawlor returned to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church to serve as supply priest. He preached a sermon titled "Our Invitation from Jesus" and presided at the service of Holy Eucharist for the 19th Sunday After Pentecost. The Rev. Lawlor said in his sermon:

Wedding receptions probably conjure up common images in most of our minds. There is music – often either a cover band or D.J., there is dancing – at different times the Electric Slide or the Macarena were in vogue. YMCA still seems a staple at many receptions. There are toasts, a meal (the choice of chicken or steak still dominate), and wedding cake. The point is that we all pretty much know what to expect, more or less, when we attend a wedding reception.

The same could be said in Jesus’s day. There were expectations as to how wedding banquets were prepared – and it usually had to do with social status. There were expectations as to the guest list – and it had to do with social status.

In the parable of the wedding banquet, Jesus again directs it his elite opponents – those who refuse to participate because they do not like the particular arrangements, and how the invitation to attend is extended to all – something almost unheard of in Jesus’s time. And while the invitation is generously extended to all, this parable is also a hard lesson on what it means to accept the invitation. While choosing to accept the invitation and show up are part of the equation, Jesus is clear there are expectations about what needs to happen when we arrive.

Jesus tells us that we don’t have to accept his invitation to follow him – to become a member of the Jesus community. We don’t have to become members of the Body of Christ – the Church. We don’t have to accept the Baptismal Covenant – promises we make as to how we will live our lives as disciples of Jesus. We can say ‘no’ to the invitation to be part of the expansive, inclusive, and loving banquet God has prepared for us in Christ Jesus.

Saying ‘no’ is okay. The way of Jesus isn’t the way for everyone to connect with the Divine. But for those who say ‘yes’ – those who accept the invitation, Jesus expects us to live boldly into the transforming, healing, self-emptying love of God found in Christ Jesus. We can’t just show up and then go on our way without constantly being transformed more into the image of Jesus as we love and serve others like Jesus did.

The invitation to follow Jesus was counter-cultural in his day. If accepted in the way Jesus intends, it is still counter-cultural in our day, too. When we, as the baptized Body of Christ, the Church, are at our best, the world sees and knows Jesus as he intends. But the Church, and we, not some distant institution, are the Church, can be negligent of mirroring society more than reflecting Jesus. It is in those moments where we risk showing up without putting on the proper wedding robe provided for us. […]

The complete transcript of the Rev. Jay Lawlor's sermon is available at https://www.therevjaylawlor.com/invitation-jesus-sermon-rev-jay-lawlor-20-pentecost-year-oct-15-2017/

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The Rev. Jay Lawlor “Proclaiming the Gospel Together” sermon for 12th Sunday After Pentecost – August 27, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor was visiting priest at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, IN.

If we are to proclaim the Gospel together, in community, if our words and actions in such proclamation have authority, then we are to pray, discern, and deliberate together, in community.”

— The Rev. Jay Lawlor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, US, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rev. Jay Lawlor was at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Indiana as guest preacher and Celebrant for the service of The Holy Eucharist on August 27, 2017. He preached a sermon titled "Proclaiming the Gospel Together" to the people of St. Paul's. Following is an excerpt of the Rev. Lawlor's sermon:

There is a wonderful little book by the late Henri Nouwen titled In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. In that book Nouwen wrote: “We cannot bring good news on our own. We are called to proclaim the Gospel together, in community.” (Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus)

Nouwen’s reflection goes to the heart of our New Testament readings this morning. Both Jesus, in the Matthew’s gospel, and Paul, in his letter to the Church in Rome, are speaking of Christian leadership. And not only ordained leadership. Not even primarily ordained leadership.

Jesus and Paul are speaking of discipleship. From where do we gain our authority as disciples? And how are we to carry out our mission, with its various ministries?

Jesus and his disciples enter the district of Caesarea Philippi, which is on the border between Israel and the home of the Gentiles. While there, Jesus wants to know about the public perception in the region when he asks his disciples: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matthew 16:13) The disciples replied: “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” (Matthew 16:14) Jesus then asks about perception within his own group of followers: “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

Peter saying that Jesus is the Messiah is a huge deal. Others were known as being sent from God as messengers and prophets. But there could be only one Messiah (one Savior/Christ/Anointed One). Jesus tells Peter that in Peter’s confession is the foundation upon which the church will be built. A church, a movement, so expansive and so full of vitality that nothing will ultimately prevail against it. Then he tells Peter that there no longer will be any barriers between heaven and earth. Whatever is bound on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever is loose on earth will be loose in heaven. In other words, whatever the church discerns as a ‘yes’ on earth is a ‘yes’ in heaven and whatever the Church discerns as a ‘no’ on earth is a ‘no’ in heaven.

But we need to be careful. It is not just Peter with such authority. Two chapters later Jesus says the same thing to his other disciples. So we need to be especially careful. Jesus is saying there is great responsibility in discipleship, and we must take care to speak and act according to God’s will – according to Jesus’ teachings and example. In claiming Jesus as the Messiah – the Christ, we enter a community in which what we say and what we do carries responsibility beyond ourselves. So community is key.

Remember the Henri Nouwen quote from a few moments ago: “We cannot bring good news on our own. We are called to proclaim the Gospel together, in community.” (Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus)

If we are to proclaim the Gospel together, in community, if our words and actions in such proclamation have authority, then we are to pray, discern, and deliberate together, in community, God’s purposes – not our own. Christian leadership, Christian discipleship is not about us. It is about God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

The main structure of Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus are instructive. First we must be rooted in prayer – for this is how we commune with God. Next, we must recognize that it is not a popularity contest. Nouwen stresses we must move from ‘Popularity to Ministry.’ This means we should know God loves us and that in fulfilling our mission we must each carry out the ministries we are given out of that love in community and service to others.

Finally, it is not about leading from ourselves but, rather, being led by God. It is not about our power or maintaining control. It is about being led by God to serve in humility. To do this we need to recognize we always have more to learn: we should be steeped in prayer, study, and discussion as community to discern the will of God in order to best serve all. […]

A full copy of The Rev. Jay Lawlor's sermon is available at https://www.therevjaylawlor.com/proclaiming-the-gospel-together-sermon-by-the-rev-jay-lawlor-aug-27-2017/

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Barry Gold, Author of 'Renaissance Dad' to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SUFFERN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives." Barry Gold intends to prove him wrong.

Gold is the author of the forthcoming memoir Renaissance Dad, which details his journey from “the youngest guy in the coronary ICU to the oldest guy with a newborn.”

“I was 62 when our son Richard was born. Now I am 71,” says Gold. “It is less difficult than it sounded to me at the time, but the experience has had some interesting twists and turns that were unexpected to me. Essentially, I've undergone a spiritual rebirth. That’s why I call it a ‘renaissance.’”

A retired scientist with a PhD in pharmacology, Gold has two children from his first marriage, a daughter and a son who are both adults.

“I just published a little piece on Parents.com last November titled ‘The Obvious Question When Your Kids Are 35 Years Apart,’ says Gold. “But the obvious question is really, ‘Will I live long enough to see my son grow up and graduate college?’ Of course, I’ve been asked, ‘Is that your grandson.’ No, he's my son.”

Gold is sharing his story to prove it’s never too late to start again.

“I was at the beginning of my career when my first two were born,” recalls Gold. “I wasn't home that much. My ex-wife raised our children. Now I'm at the other end of my career and I find I share it the responsibilities equally with my wife. We are full-time parents.

“I prefer to think of it as running life backwards,” adds Gold. “I find myself trying to be more patient and spend more time teaching and concentrate on things I had no time to do with my first set of children.”

Gold says for now his son Richard, now eight, isn’t entirely aware his father is much older than his peers.

“As long as I can continue to chase him down the driveway and pick him up and run with him and wrestle with him, there's no consciousness on his part that dad's old,” says Gold.

Perhaps most interestingly, Gold and his wife were able to become parents again through the use of a surrogate.

“My wife and I we had been married eight years and we wanted to have a child. We had dozens if not hundreds of embryos in a freezer at NYU in New York City. I said, ‘Why don't we find a surrogate?’ We ended up going through a surrogacy agency and having a surrogate who was impregnated with our embryo.

“Surrogacy extends the concept of parenting. Clearly, at 71 with an eight-year-old that's outside of the biological possibilities of what could have happened, and yet here I am being a father for the second time and enjoying it thoroughly.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Barry Gold in an interview with Jim Masters on February 26th at 11am EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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Fashion Fuses with Real Estate to Close out New York Fashion Week February 2018

The Journey Fashion Festival

Sarafina Belafonte, Este & Chlo by Henry Picado, Men’s Candle Collection by Fay Salgado

The Journey Fashion Festival

Same wears Helen Sanchez Intimates, Designs by Kamni Jewelry

The Journey Fashion Festival

Paris wears Layana Aguilar and Designs by Kamni Jewelry

Fashion and real estate combined, as The Journey Fashion Festival brought in Douglas Elliman to NYFW with a daring, outdoor, Parisian inspired fashion show.

Malena Belafonte's creativity never ceases to amaze me. You never know what she will come up with next, but you know it will be amazing.”

— Phil DelMazio, Photographer

NEW YORK , NY, USA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The show series took place at 251 East 61st Street, an exclusive $14.35 Million, Upper East Side townhouse listed by Douglas Elliman’s Robert Morrison and Margaret Dillon. “We were thrilled to open our doors to The Journey Fashion Festival, as they allowed us to market the townhouse in a unique and non-conventional way,” said listing agent Robert Morrison of Douglas Elliman. “Not only were we able to get a set of fresh eyes on the property, but we were also able to do so in a tasteful and glamorous way.”

The Journey Fashion Festival is known for producing shows out of the ordinary – last season's show featured helicopters that dropped models in Christian Lacroix lingerie off on the runway. The fall/winter '18 show did not disappoint either. The Journey Fashion Festival founder, Malena Belafonte along with her husband and business partner, David Belafonte transformed the five-story, luxury townhouse into a full functioning fashion show venue, by creating a runway that went from the main townhouse, through the outdoor courtyard and into the home’s adjacent carriage house – in the middle of winter.

“It may seem crazy, wanting to do an outdoor fashion show in New York during the middle of February, but I just knew it would be perfectly sexy and classy,” said Malena Belafonte who is also the Creative Director of The Journey Fashion Festival. “I wanted a boutique vibe that channeled that special time in Paris where it was all about creating a show that would stand out and differ from the others”.

Minan Wong opened with a clean and stylish collection. Groomed by her idol Donna Karan, and as a member of the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative, Minan Wong’s mission is to use fresh sustainable materials and fair wages to showcase an expertly crafted collection. “Our goal is to reduce our footprint while still helping you make your mark,” says Minan. And Minan Wong sure hit her mark during The Journey Fashion Festival with a perfectly curated show.

The runway was lined with beautiful candles from the newly launched Fay Salgado’s Men’s Candle Collection, giving the show “a 50 Shades of Grey vibe” once models clad in lingerie, garters and heels by Helen Sanchez Intimates, took to the runway with a luxury lingerie collection, perfectly titled "From the Bedroom to the Boardroom"

Este and Chlo by Henry Picado impressed by showcasing collections inspired by old Hollywood glamour. His boutique men’s collection featured superbly tailored suits and his women’s collection, rich in textures and alluring details showcased a range of looks from day to evening for women who know what they want.

“My guests were so impressed by the ability to make an intimate setting as powerful as a huge venue,” says Project Runway’s All Star Layana Aguilar who herself, showed a powerful collection in keeping with her mission to provide armor for which women can present their best selves every day. Her collection closed out the show series featuring live music performed by beautiful Brazilian singer Alina Munez accompanied by Marco de Vita.

Throughout the collections, models wore diamonds from Designs by Kamni. Kamni, a luxury jewelry designer, made her NYFW debut with a magical collection. Known for hand-selecting each and every diamond used, this new mom created a look that fit perfectly with the intimate show setting. "I get inspired by each costumer, and I want that to translate into each piece I create," says Kamni Verma.

The "City Estate" was creatively curated to create an exclusive experience for the invited show guests. After a red carpet arrival, VIP guests were treated to hair treatments in the Beauty Bar by Marcello Costa, and walked away with Redken hair products while enjoying an installation for Lola’s Rewurk Collection by designer of Lola Loves Cargo. A memorable moment that impacted everyone was when in addition to a moment of silence to honor the lives lost in the high school shooting in Florida, 10 year old Amadeus took to the runway marking each lost life with a drum beat. This inclusive yet exclusive mindset is what sets The Journey Fashion Festival apart.

Sponors included The Alex Salem Team from Douglas Elliman, Fay Salgado Men’s Candle Collection, Sennheiser, Datavision, Redken, Marcello Costa Studio

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Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter Win Top Honors At Acoustic Music Awards

Kevin Fisher, top winner of the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Kevin Fisher, top winner of the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher wins top honors at the 14th Annual IAMA. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter

I'm just so honored to be part of the community, let alone being the overall grand prize winner”

— Kevin Fisher

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher wins top honors at the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song "Beer Me", he wrote the song with Brett Boyett. He is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world. His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America's Funniest Home Videos, etc).

"I'm just so honored to be part of the community, let alone being the overall grand prize winner", said Kevin Fisher.

STARS AMONG THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Tom Chapin, brother of Folk singer Harry Chapin, won Best Male Artist with his song "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues".

Other notable finalists include Bertie Higgins, known for his #1 hit "Key Largo" and Top 10 hit "Just Another Day in Paradise". Singer-Songwriter Priscilla Hairston was also a finalist, who has written hit songs for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Rihanna and more.

Here is the list of winners:

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE:
"Beer Me" by Kevin Fisher

INSTRUMENTAL
FIRST PRIZE: "Moon over Tanjore" by Henrik Andersen & Music Spoken Here (DENMARK)
RUNNER-UP: "First Light" by Darlene Koldenhoven

OPEN
FIRST PRIZE: "Candlelight" by Ross Douglas
RUNNER-UP: "More Than You'll Ever Know" by Tarryn Aimée

AAA/ALTERNATIVE
FIRST PRIZE: "Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand
RUNNER-UP: "I’ll Be Waiting" (Acoustic) by Luke Underhill

FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS
FIRST PRIZE: "Little Man" by Mermaids Exist (CANADA)
RUNNER-UP: "My Darkness" by Abbie Gardner

BEST GROUP/DUO
FIRST PRIZE: "Charly" by Good Harvest (SWEDEN)
RUNNER-UP: "From Here" by Spechlis

BEST MALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: "Fair Pay Fair Play Blues" by Tom Chapin
RUNNER-UP: "My Drug" by Anthony Mossburg

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: "The Doorway" by Diana DeMuth
RUNNER-UP: "Howlin' at the Moon" by Laura Stockton

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
FIRST PRIZE: "Porch Song" by Steve Sofferin
RUNNER-UP: "Wearing White" by Nicky Kerr

ABOUT IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)
IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes the art and artistry of acoustic music performance and artistry. In its 15th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to get signed and hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA eight years ago and is now a global phenomenon with #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with "All About That Bass" (#1 for 9 weeks) and #1 on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album "Title", won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist. 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the top winner in 2008. Information on winners and finalists, go to:
http://www.inacoustic.com/winners.html

Jessica Brandon
IAMA
954-537-9688
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Help for Teens and Parents as They Cope with Stress from Stoneman Douglas Shooting

YouROK, creator of K'Bro the Emotional Resiliency app

YouROK, creator of K’Bro the Emotional Resiliency app

High School Home Page

High School Home Page

Check to see if you're doing OK

Check to see if you’re doing OK

K’Bro app helps teens self-monitor their emotional well-being while providing their parents with
insight and early warnings.

MENLO PARK, CA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MENLO Park, Calif., February 23, 2018 – As the stress of the news from Stoneman Douglas High School mounts, teens are crying out for solutions that can help prevent these tragedies. K’Bro is an app designed to do just that. Kids share their thoughts and emotions while getting advice on how to deal with the challenges they face. Designed as a game, the app anonymously captures data about a child’s emotional state providing him or her with an “Am I OK?” index to inform and guide the child.

The daily index score from the app lets kids not only monitor their own emotional well-being but also see their improvements. If the parent is also a subscriber – which is at the discretion of the child, the parents receive the daily index score, alerting them if there is cause for concern.

K’Bro leverages deep-learning technology with semantic search and natural language analysis of emotions expressed throughout the app experience. Actual comments by the kids always remain private, protecting their privacy and willingness to share.

K’Bro is free to kids so they can gauge firsthand whether or not they are doing OK and can build emotional resilience independently. Parents can choose to subscribe to K’Bro to receive weekly updates and alerts with conversation starter tips provided by the app. The cost of the app is $4.95 per month. For the cost of a latte parents and guardians can bridge the communication gap with their kids.

“Parents worry about their kids, and with good cause,” said Patrina Mack, an entrepreneur and the founder of YouROK Corp. who developed the app. “With substance abuse and suicide on the rise in this age group, K’Bro has been developed to help uncover issues before they become serious. It gives kids and teens a fun way to express how they’re feeling without having to deal with their parents ‘poking’ into their business.”

Dr. Kevin Fleming, Founder of Grey Matters International, a neuroscience-based technology, consulting and advising firm for individuals and their families, says, "We live in an extremist culture—protecting kids from natural learnings needed to grow neural networks vs allowing them to disconnect from the environment completely via their technology addictions. But K'Bro 'gets it right' between parents and kids, allowing the critical conversations to happen with ease. Bravo!"

“Teens want parents to respect their privacy, while at the same time, know when to intervene,” says Mack, the mother of a teenage boy. “Parents can be at a loss for how to communicate with their children and get them the help they need before it’s too late. Kids using K’Bro want to let their parents know they’re hurting but are afraid of how their parents will respond. The gamified app, designed with evidence-based interventions, challenges the user to reach their personal best while providing entertainment value. Parents like K’Bro because they can find out how their child is feeling without having to ask a lot of questions—questions often met with steely silence.”

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with boys ages 10 to 14 showing the 2nd highest increase in suicide rates. School shootings show no signs of abating when warning signs are missed. K’Bro can help provide early indicators that something is not quite right, facilitating parental engagement and other interventions.

About YouROK Corp.
YouROK Corp., based in Menlo Park, California, was developed by Patrina Mack, a product development expert and mother of a teenage boy, with industry leading AI experts. The app is a tool to give kids, and their parents, the ability to recognize when an intervention is needed by a trusted peer, parent or therapist. As the child plays the “Am I OK?” game or uses other evidence-based features in the app, K’Bro anonymously captures data about a child’s emotional state that informs the “Am I OK?” index. K’Bro uses artificial intelligence to analyze when a child’s behavior is worrisome—and when it’s not. Parents can choose to subscribe to K’Bro to receive weekly updates by category (school, family, social life and other stuff) and alerts with conversation starter tips while actual comments by kids remain private, protecting their privacy and willingness to share. K’Bro is free to kids so they will know for themselves if they’re doing OK and use the many features within K’Bro to build emotional resilience on their own. To learn more, visit our websites K’Bro for kids and YouROK for parents or follow us on social media: Facebook for Kids https://www.facebook.com/kbro.io/, Facebook for Parents https://www.facebook.com/YouROKcorp/?ref=py_c, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kbroapp/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/kbrohappyapp.

Ginger Weeden
YouROK Corp.
7204805326
email us here

K’Bro Emotional Resiliency App tutorial


Source: EIN Presswire