Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul, Singer Katia Cadet, Motown Drummer Jon Ihle, Mixer Christos Tsantilis, Mastering Engineer Leon Zervos & Many More Take Part

Our goal is to raise funds to help people have a real fighting chance against cancer”

— Christos Tsantilis

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Cancer Society is benefitting from the launch of "Hot Girl Light Me Up," an inspirational new track from hip hop artist Zizzo. Recorded and produced with an all-star cast of performers and studio pros, a portion of the proceeds raised by the song will benefit the American Cancer Society and its mission of eliminating cancer.

The core of "Hot Girl Light Me Up" is an energized, fast-flowing performance by Zizzo. A New York City-based rapper, Zizzo is a Stage IV cancer survivor, meaning she was afflicted with advanced tumors that had metastatisized throughout her body. Her story inspired the prolific mixer Christos Tsantilis (https://www.mixbystos.com/) (P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, Brandy, Big Pun, Queen Latifah, Patti LaBelle, Saigon) to apply music towards making a difference in the fight against cancer, a disease that is projected to cause 600,000+ deaths in the US in 2018.

"Zizzo had a positive attitude and wanted me to produce a record for her," Tsantilis says. "I decided that if we were going to work together on a single, that it would be great to give back to humanity by donating a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise funds to help people have a real fighting chance against cancer."

While mortality rates from cancer have been steadily falling from their peak in 1991, Tsantilis and Zizzo had no problem locating a roster of elite performers and studio pros whose lives had been impacted in some way by the disease. Contributors to "Light Me Up" include Caron Wheeler of the GRAMMY-winning group Soul II Soul; New Zealand-based hit songwriter Andrew Mockler, who has toured live singing with Sting; GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter and Wyclef Jean collaborator Katia Cadet; producer and multi-instrumentalist David Lloyd of Beyond the Beyond, which is led by the famed Ian Lloyd of Stories and singer of the #1 hit "Brother Louie"; veteran Motown drummer Jon Ihle (Chuck Berry, The Righteous Brothers, Bo Diddley); percussionist Chris Theberge of Groove Collective; and bassist Zev Katz (James Brown, Sheryl Crow, Bruno Mars).

On the audio side, contributors include tracking engineers Christian Pinto, Giovanni Rottier, and Yonatan Elkayam, along with assistant engineers Vincent Aldorasi and Brecken. Tsantilis mixed the track, while mastering was accomplished by the award-winning (LEON ZERVOS).

The catchy lyrics, deep groove and crisp beats of "Hot Girl Light Me Up" are amplified by an eye-catching animated video (LINK TO VIDEO WHEN AVAILABLE) that will encourage social sharing. Created by Nastee of 4word Productions and Christophe Mondot of Min Multimedia, with photography and editing by Ed Marshall, the lyric video for "Hot Girl Light Me Up" plays out like a 4:25 mini-movie, following alongside a stylish cartoonified Zizzo as she rockets through space and mows down malicious aliens.

Available now on all streaming platforms including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more, Tsantilis and his team know that their efforts can assist in the ongoing fight against cancer.

"'Hot Girl Light Me Up' is an upbeat song with a positive message," comments Tsantilis, who lost his own father to lung cancer during the song's production. "We hope that people will enjoy it, share it via social media and buy the single. The more people that see this video, the more we can help the American Cancer Society to do their critically important work. One day, hopefully soon, humanity will be able to overcome this terrible disease and people will never again have to lose their lives and family members to it."

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Andre De Grasse withdraws from Commonwealth Games

De Grasse after winning Silver at Rio Olympics 2016

The Elite Sprinter withdraws to prepare for Outdoor Season

As disappointed as I am about not being able to line up in Australia, I know this is the right decision.”

— Andre De Grasse

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, March 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andre De Grasse has made the decision to withdraw from the Games in order to be better prepared for a full outdoor season. After a 2017 season that ended with a hamstring injury, De Grasse began training for the 2018 season cautiously. His 2017 injury is completely healed and he is 100% healthy, he’s just not where he wants to be yet from a fitness standpoint.

“To me the Commonwealth Games was going to be a great opportunity to display my talents to a passionate fan base in Australia. I wouldn’t want to go in there at any less than my best and for that reason we have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Games. My team and I feel like this is the best decision for the long term. I will now train hard through the spring to be ready for a strong and full outdoor season.” said De Grasse.

De Grasse will start his outdoor season with a 100m race at the Drake Relays at the end of April, before turning his attention to the Diamond League meets and eventually the NACAC championships in his home town of Toronto.

“As disappointed as I am about not being able to line up in Australia, I know this is the right decision. I plan to be back on top of the World this outdoor season and these next 6 week’s of training are essential to set me up for success this summer.”

Tara Scott
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Prithvi Sai – An Emerging best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia releases yet another track "Queen of the Club" in Hip Hop Genre

Have you heard of Prithvi Sai? Yes, the guy underneath, releases new original single "Queen of the Club" in Hip-Hop/Rap Genre is getting great reviews

MUMBAI, INDIA, March 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Introducing Prithvi Sai who is presently rated as the Best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia to the World of Hip-Hop. After releasing some amazing tracks in EDM, Progressive, Dubstep, Melbourne Bounce, Trap and House, here’s his new single Queen of the Club.

Prithvi Sai started his career as a DJ when he was just at the tender age of ten in 2008 as Youngest DJ in Asia. Now at 20, he is one of the best in his field and is sought out by many to bring the ultimate vibes to their event.

Prithvi is also a producer who meddles in various genres of music including EDM, Progressive, Future House, Trap, Psy & Hard Style. Such a raving talent is DJ Prithvi Sai he has a host of recognitions and awards for his work. As the young ten years old DJ he was recognized for his maiden gig where he performed non-stop for 3 hours mixing over 100 songs by the World Records Academy from London as the world record holder. He has also won or received the following awards; Asia's Youngest DJ and Price of Spin and now, he is named as Emerging Best EDM DJ/Producer in Asia

Using his skill to help others in need has also been a passion for Prithvi Sai. His first major charitable notion was when at 11 years old he donated a portion of his earnings to HIV and mentally ill children through the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He has continued to help the less fortunate through his DJing skills.

He has produced and released mixtapes since 2011 including Master Blast (2011)
Teenmaar (2014); Oceans with Evo-K (2016); What The Fuck! (2016); Bodhi (2016); Vibe (2016); Roja (2016): Satva (2017): Did You Now with Kaveri (2017): Raja (2017); Triumph (2017) and recently Sitar in Melbourne through Wolfrage Recordings. He’s now coming up with another original single "Queen of the Club" in Hip Hop/Rap Genre. Prithvi has been DJing since the age of ten. The skills learnt in that time are evident in new single Rap Queen of the Club produced in Hip Hop Genre, a get-down of epic proportions. With banging drums, frenzied melodies and powerful rhymes, you’d be hard pushed not to get caught in the action of Queen of the Club.
PRITHVI SAI Social Media Links:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DJPrithvi
Twitter : https://twitter.com/DJPrithvi
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/prithvisaiofficial
Website : www.prithvisai.com

PRITHVI SAI – QUEEN OF THE CLUB (Original Single) Links
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Soundcloud : https://tinyurl.com/y9bvu8cz

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History Publishing to Bring Out Innovative Presidential Novel

The power and personality of American presidents from Washington to Lincoln will be seen in a majestic novel that sweeps across the early American landscape.

All conversations, views or events are based on historical record or a well-informed guess”

— Brad McKim

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE, USA, March 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — History Publishing Media Group LLC's HPC Fiction imprint an affiliate of History Publishing Company will publish "A Presidents Story," a novel by Brad McKim in its late spring collection of selective historical fiction. The story line, is a creative and innovative story of the development of the United States as seen through the eyes and behavior of American Presidents from Washington to Lincoln. In this unique novel, the author captures the humanity of each president and it is through that humanity that the story line develops carrying the reader through the challenges each president faces and the connective links of one president to his successors. This is a work of fiction based on many factual events. Most of the significant events described occurred.

Author Brad McKim,a longtime student of the American presidency states that almost none of the quoted conversations occurred, however, where events did occur, each President’s proximity or attitude toward those events is roughly accurate. “All conversations, views or events are based on historical record or a well-informed guess as to what each President would have done or thought at the time.”

Through extensive research of the American presidential line, the author came to appreciate their strengths, their weaknesses, their victories, their potential, their passions and their tragedies. Most of all, he was fascinated by their humanity. That deep understanding is the essence of "A Presidents Story."

Raised in Southern California, Brad McKim practiced law for thirty years while living in Colorado, Texas, Alaska and London, England where he served as chief counsel for the largest division of BP. Through his work and his love for travel, he has visited all 50 states as well as over 60 countries. In 2015 he left the practice of law to become an arbitrator and to pursue other passions including his lifelong enthusiasm for presidential history. He lives in Wyoming with his first passion, his wife Kay.

Jack Ryan
History Publishing Media Group LLC
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Kelleher International Matchmaking celebrates 30 years of perfect matches.

Kelleher International Matchmaking, the premiere matchmaking service for the busy elite, is celebrating 30 years of satisfied clients.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA , USA, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SAN FRANCISCO, CA February 22, 2018, – In the late 1980s, Jill Kelleher founded Kelleher International Matchmaking to fill a void in high-end relationship services. She discovered a client base of high profile men and women looking for a personal touch and a serious approach to relationship matching.

Today, Kelleher International Matchmaking is the largest privately owned matchmaking firm in the United States. The clients served by Kelleher have important concerns in relationships that go beyond the limits of standard dating services and apps such as Tinder or Match. "We do have a way of customizing the matchmaking, but a computer does not calculate it. We start with the priorities, asking the most important questions first, and then work our way from there," said founder Jill Kelleher. Transparency and honesty are values that Kelleher's clients value, and with the firm's personalized approach of hand-selecting matches, they've grown from their beginnings in the 1980s to the celebrated position that they hold today.

Not only has Kelleher created a highly successful service for matchmaking based on the standard romantic criteria; they have also created a mechanism for matching people based on philanthropic interests, enabling matched clients to support important causes together. "We like to call it changing the world one match at a time,” says Amber Kelleher-Andrews, CEO of Kelleher. In the last four years, they have raised over three million dollars for various causes.

For Kelleher International matchmaking, it's much more than a numbers game. What matters is helping clients find a lasting match, and in that goal, they've been eminently successful. "70% of our clients find a winning match on their first go around,” says Alexandra, a member of the Kelleher team.

About: Kelleher International Matchmaking is a globally recognized leader in personalized, successful matchmaking services for high-profile men and women who value privacy, honesty, and transparency.

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Napa Valley Arts in April begins in Calistoga with ‘SARAFORNIA’

A grassroots celebration spotlights the bohemian spirit of Calistoga, April 5-8

CALISTOGA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Throughout the month of April, the entire Napa Valley celebrates an arts-inspired series of events. In Calistoga, from April 5-8, the 8th annual “Arts in April” continues to foster a unique, identifiable sense of place through locally produced and presented events paired with Napa Valley’s wine, culinary and resort offerings. Calistoga’s anchor event, “SARAFORNIA”, will kick-off the monthly celebration featuring works that span artistic disciplines and genres.

During SARAFORNIA, art lovers near and far will enjoy the eclectic experiences of Flower Bomb, sip Calistoga wines and stroll through art galleries during the Creativity Crawl, and become spellbound by stories shared at the Storytelling Speakeasy.

Visit the immersive and interactive ENGAGE Art Fair at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Saturday and Sunday; then, catch the SARAFORNIA Streetcar, a festive decorated trolley, for a complimentary ride into downtown. Children will love riding on the streetcar, as well as the kid-friendly arts and crafts at Art in Bloom, hosted by the Calistoga Art Center.

Flower Bomb features fresh, artistic floral designs created in response to contemporary artworks in an exhibit titled “Artist Spring: The Fire and the Rose are One”. This visually explosive and fragrant exhibit will be held at Sofie Contemporary Arts, the newest gallery in Calistoga, located at 1407 Lincoln Avenue. The opening reception for Flower Bomb is Thursday, April 5 from 4-7 p.m. The floral installation will run through Sunday, April 8, with the art exhibit open through late May.

The Creativity Crawl on Saturday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. highlights participating downtown art galleries, boutique shops and tasting rooms where guests may admire the works of artists such as Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, Carlo Marchiori, Guy Pederson, Paul Youngman and more. Socialize with local and Bay Area artists while sipping some of the world-class wines of Calistoga and listening to live music. Watch a chocolate painting demonstration by earth&sky chocolates chocolatier, Laura Koerth, see a chalk mural being created by artist, Chelsea Ritter-Sorenen of CHALK R!OT, and more, before heading up to the Storytelling Speakeasy.

At the Storytelling Speakeasy, the artistic medium of words takes center stage during the Storytelling Speakeasy on Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Tank Garage Winery, located at 1020 Foothill Boulevard in Calistoga. Inside this retro-chic winery, you will experience a curated presentation of spoken word, poetry and storytelling, interspersed with selections of live music to cleanse the mental palate. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass, and 1920s attire is encouraged, but not required.

Spend the weekend in Calistoga at a luxury resort or cozy B&B and experience the vibrant arts and culture of SARAFORNIA. This bohemian destination, known for wine, wellness and relaxation, is located at the top of the Napa Valley. Even better, Calistoga is a mere 30-minute drive from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, making it a most accessible destination within the Napa Valley. For more information about #SARAFORNIA, #ArtsinApril and ENGAGE Art Fair, go to VisitCalistoga.com/Arts-in-April or call (707) 942-6333.

About Calistoga Visitor’s Center
The city of Calistoga is a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, adventures hiking and biking trails, wide variety of wineries and great dining. For information about lodging and dining options, local wineries, spas and events in Calistoga, go to VisitCalistoga.com. You can also find Visit Calistoga on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CalistogaVisitors, Twitter @VisitCalistoga and Instagram at VisitCalistoga.


Charlene Peters
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Houston Celebrates Corporate Wellness at 2018 Spring Fit Company Challenge

Teams from companies in Houston show the impact of their wellness programs by training for and conquering a 3-course fitness challenge hosted by Fit Company.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On February 24, 2018 participants from companies located in the Houston area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute. The challenge provided area companies an opportunity to come together as a team and spend a morning exercising, pushing their physical and mental limits and showing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Companies split their team into squads of 3 to 4 people who worked together to complete a variety of fitness stations to challenge their fitness level and earn points for their company. Teams chose what level to go through each course which allowed participants of all fitness levels to push their physical fitness without going too far out of their comfort zone.

On event date, volunteers assisted the contenders through the courses from Texas State Department of Health and Human Performance, The GYM (www.the-g-y-m.com), Be Fit Gym (befitgymhouston.com), the University of Houston Rugby Club, and the University of Houston Soccer Club. Participants challenged their strength, conditioning, power, agility, and ended with a test of endurance to show their companies and colleagues that they practice what they preach.

The challenge was held at Houston Sports Park, located a short drive from downtown Houston.

The following is a list of the top finishers in Houston that participated in the 2018 Fit Company Challenge:

Top Companies by Division

X-Large Division
1) Houston Methodist

Large Division
1) The Friedkin Group
2) Gulf Winds International

Medium Division
1) Bray International Inc.
2) PinnacleART
3) Perry Homes
4) City of Katy

Small Division
1) Sun Coast Resources
2) EP Energy
3) Aviva Metals, Inc. (Tie)
3) Eurecat, Inc. (Tie)

Micro Division
1) Walker Elliott LP
2) Riveron Consulting
3) Zeus Mortgage Bank
4) GulfMark Offshore

Top Teams Overall (Based on Total Points)

1) Sun Coast Resources – #1986
2) Sun Coast Resources – #1989
3) Walker Elliott LP – #1977
4) Houston Methodist – #1993
5) Houston Methodist – #2016
6) City of Katy – #1980
7) Houston Methodist – #2005
8) Riveron Consulting – #1955 (Tie)
8) Houston Methodist – #2007 (Tie)
10) Sun Coast Resources – #1988
11) Bray International Inc. – #1943
12) EP Energy – #2021
13) Sun Coast Resources – #1987 (Tie)
13) Proserv – #1957 (Tie)
15) Gulf Winds International – #1941

Top Teams By Course

Course 1 – Level 2

1) #1993 – Houston Methodist
2) #1989 – Sun Coast Resources
3) #1977 – Walker Elliott LP
4) #1980 – City of Katy

Course 1 – Level 1

1) #2016 – Houston Methodist
2) #2007 – Houston Methodist
3) #1908 – Perry Homes
4) #1978 – Walker Elliott LP

Course 2 – Level 2

1) #1986 – Sun Coast Resources
2) #1988 – Sun Coast Resources
3) #1941 – Gulf Winds International
4) #1993 – Houston Methodist

Course 2 – Level 1

1) #2007 – Houston Methodist
2) #1977 – Walker Elliott LP
3) #2016 – Houston Methodist
4) #1290 – Interactive Network Technologies

Course 3 – Level 2
1) #1955 – Riveron Consulting
2) #1986 – Sun Coast Resources (Tie)
2) #1989 – Sun Coast Resources (Tie)
4) #1943 – Bray International Inc. (Tie)
4) #2005 – Houston Methodist (Tie)

Course 3 – Level 1
1) #1980 – City of Katy
2) #1977 – Walker Elliott LP (Tie)
2) #2017 – Houston Methodist (Tie)
4) #1904 – PinnacleART

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New Invivo Robotics Study Shows Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefits for Ventral Hernia Patients

Clinical evidence supportive of the adoption of Invivo Robotics technology for hernia repair

The perioperative outcomes from the study provide impactful evidence for the role of robotic surgery as an evidence-based minimally invasive surgical option”

— Jian Bainian

SHANGHAI, CHINA, March 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Invivo Robotics, one of the pioneers in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, is pleased to announce the results of a one-of-its-kind, multi-institutional robotic-assisted ventral hernia study. The study titled, “Robotic-Assisted Hernia Repair: An Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes,” will be published soon. This study provides real-world evidence for patients undergoing robotic-assisted ventral hernia procedures performed by surgeons and aided by Invivo Robotics technology during their initial experience.
The study, which focuses on four surgeons using the Invivo Robotics Surgical System (IRSS), was conducted at four medical institutions and analyzed data for over 300 patients who underwent robotic-assisted ventral or incisional hernia procedures. There was a low incidence of conversion, intra-operative complications and a 30-day post-operative complications rate of 7% and surgical site infections (0.95%)). Patients also had short recovery time.
The results from this study showed that the short-term results for surgeons during their early experience for robotic-assisted cases are in the range of what is reported in the existing published data on laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs.
“The perioperative outcomes from the study provide impactful evidence for the role of robotic surgery as an evidence-based minimally invasive surgical option,” said Jian Bainian, MD, PhD, Invivo Robotics Medical Director and lead author of the study. “From the tools needed to perform the procedure to the improvements in reach and access provided, the robotic-assisted approach has many potential benefits for hernia surgeons and patients alike.”
While evidence is growing of the benefits of robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgery, open surgery is still the standard for repairing hernias.
“As the evidence mounts, we continue to see unequivocal patient benefits in hernia enabled by robotic-assisted surgery. With this study, we are pleased to see further clinical evidence supportive of the adoption of da Vinci technology for hernia repair.” said Chen G. Gexin MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer for Invivo Robotics.

About Invivo Robotics

Invivo Robotics is one of the pioneers in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Invivo Robotics serves globally providing technology innovation across cardiac, thoracic, urology, gynecologic, colorectal, pediatric and general surgical disciplines. The Company's surgical systems enables surgeons to operate minimally invasively. At Invivo Robotics, delivering our technology is just the beginning. The company is also committed to delivering the best customer experience. To ensure the customers gain the most utility from their Invivo Robotics systems, the firm offers a comprehensive training and education program and first-rate customer support. Invivo Robotics has strong financial backing of leading global investors.

Kang Yong
Invivo Robotics
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Taste Taiwan, a special exhibit to open at Taiwan Academy L.A: A feast of food literature & Taiwanese delicacies

To explore the nostalgia and cultural significance of Taiwanese delicacies, and to enjoy the literary discussions on the intricacies of Taiwanese food culture.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, a formal overseas organization of the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, is holding an exhibit titled “Taste Taiwan: Taiwanese Delicacies and Food Literature.” The exhibit is open to the public for free until April 23rd at Taiwan Academy’s gallery located in 1137 Westwood, Los Angeles. During the exhibit, several interspersed public events will take place in the gallery, featuring food writers, TV personalities and radio host and scholars, to explore the nostalgia and cultural significance of Taiwanese delicacies, as well as to taste the food while enjoying the literary discussions surrounding the intricacies of Taiwanese food culture.

Using “food literature” as a starting point, the Taste Taiwan exhibit curated an audiovisual experience focusing on the cross sections of food and literature. The exhibition presents six pieces of Taiwanese literature, each about a special variety of Taiwanese food: Bubble Tea, Railway Bento Box, Ru Rou Fan (Minced Pork Rice), Taiwanese Grilled Sausage, Pōng-Bí-Phang (Pop-Rice), and Popiah (Steamed Spring Roll)—presented by three prominent writers who turns letters into mouth-watering morsels: JiaoTong, Han Liang-Lu, and Han Liang-Yi.

In order to guide the audience to greater understanding of the unique influence of food on literature in Taiwan, the Taiwan Academy will host three public dialogues by inviting experts, scholars, and writers of culinary and literary realms to share the insightful about food and writing in Taiwan. Speakers will include: Jiao Tong, known as the “Godfather” of food literature in Taiwan; Theresa Lin, a chef, an author and a television personality; Anna Lee, a film production food stylist; Professor Pin-hui Liao of University of California, San Diego; Professor Michael Berry and Professor Robert Chi, both of Asian Languages & Cultures of University of California, Los Angeles.

Set on not only quenching the thirst of knowledge, Taiwan Academy is also set on curbing the hunger of its audience. As an extension of the event, Taiwan Academy has partnered with Lollicup Fresh, with special promotional pricing available after visiting the gallery, such as 1 dollar Milk Tea and 50% off Railroad Bento Boxes. Each of the literary public dialogues will also be catered, featuring all six of the Taiwanese delicacies in the exhibition for the audience to try a taste of Taiwan.

Everyone who loves food and food literature is welcome to inquire more at Taiwan Academy’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/taiwanacademyla/.

Ivy Tseng
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Flash Memory Summit Technical Chair Brian Berg Receives Two IEEE Awards

The first was for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the IEEE and the secon award was the IEEE-USA Professional Leadership Award

SANTA CLARA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Flash Memory Summit's Technical Chair Brian Berg was recently honored with two awards presented by the IEEE. The first was for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the IEEE within Region 6, which includes twelve western U.S. states. The second award was the IEEE-USA Professional Leadership Award for "outstanding service to the Consulting and Electrical Engineering profession." Both awards were presented at an international IEEE meeting held near San Francisco in February 2018.

Brian has served as an officer of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV) for over 13 years and has coordinated CNSV's involvement with Flash Memory Summit since 2007. He helped publicize the conference's efforts to provide free conference admission to students from IEEE's student chapters within Silicon Valley. Brian also revived the Silicon Valley IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) chapter. This WIE chapter is now thriving, including playing an important role in the annual WIE International Leadership Conference and having established strategic relationships with six corporations including Intel and Samsung.

"I am pleased to see Brian get this recognition for his extensive IEEE volunteer work," said IEEE President Jim Jefferies. "His efforts have also helped both women engineers and students gain increased industry exposure and access to important industry events."
Brian is active in the IEEE Milestone program as well as the Flash Memory Summit's Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA). One such Milestone was for the Floating Gate EEPROM and its foundation for flash memory. In a pair of events, Brian coordinated the dedication of this Milestone as well as awarding SanDisk founder Eli Harari with the FMS LAA.

"Brian has been tireless in driving for the broad recognition within the IEEE community of key milestones," said Dr. Harari. "His relentless search has brought to light the important contributions of many of the pioneers that made Silicon Valley so central to peoples' daily life. Congratulations to Brian for these well-deserved IEEE awards."

Chuck Sobey, FMS Conference Chair, added "Flash Memory Summit is fortunate to have Brian on its Program Executive Committee, where he develops new content for our attendees through his novel ideas, exemplary service, leadership and extensive network of industry contacts."

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world's largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of Flash Memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.

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