Women Elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker by the TGTE Parliament. Rudrakumaran Re-elected as the Prime Minister!

TGTE's Elections Commission conducted Internationally Supervised Elections around the world to elect new Members of Parliament to its 3rd Parliament.

TGTE is the only transnational and elected Tamil political formation, to continue the Tamil National Struggle through democratic and diplomatic means and in a transparent manner.”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)


Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) inaugurated its Third Parliament by convening its first Sitting on 17.19 May 2019, at the historic National Constitution Centre situated on Independence Mall in the city of Philadelphia. Members also joined the Sitting via technology mediated conferencing from venues in London, Dortmund and Sydney.

Following a solemn opening ceremony on the morning of the 17th dedicated to the memory of those who perished in Mullivaaikkaal 10 years ago at the hands of the Sri Lankan military, the Parliament completed the business of Members taking the Oath of Allegiance and the election of key officials. Secret ballots were conducted for electing the new Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Prime Minister.

Dr (Mrs) Sarveswarythevi Thevarajah (USA) was elected as the Speaker and Mrs Rajanithevi Sinnathamby (Switzerland) was elected as the Deputy Speaker. Mr Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran was re-elected to lead the TGTE as it’s Prime Minister.

It is notable that the TGTE completed its Second term at the end of 2018 and its Elections Commission conducted the process of internationally supervised elections in different countries around the world to choose the Members for the new Parliament.

It is also noteworthy that the TGTE returned to the same venue in Philadelphia where it was inaugurated on the same day in 2010, as the first and only transnational and elected Tamil political formation, to continue the Tamil National Struggle through democratic and diplomatic means and in a transparent manner.

The 5th Annual Mullivaaikaal Memorial Lecture was delivered on the evening of 18th May coinciding with the Tamil Eelam National Day of Mourning to remember Genocide of May 2009. This year’s Lecturer was Ambassador Ladu Jada Gubek, former Chairperson of Sudan People's Liberation Movement’s USA Secretariat, former Chairperson of Southern Sudan Referendum Task Force USA, and currently the National Salvation Front (NAS) Diplomatic Representative to the USA and UN.

Amb Ladu gave an impassioned speech on the virtues of universal human values and the merits of the Tamil Nation to continue the struggle in its search for freedom with justice, drawing on his lifetime experience of being a freedom fighter, civil rights activist and an ambassador.

A number of scholars as well as activists addressed the Assembly and working sessions as well as a Town Hall event took place at the venue. Some of the themes taken up for discussion at the Sitting included The Easter Sunday bombings and Consequences to the Tamil Eelam National Struggle, creating new arenas for justice, Nation Building in the Diaspora and the Homeland, ‘Yes to Referendum’ People’s Movement and secession in international law. An evaluation of the pathways undertaken by TGTE to date in the search for Justice and Sovereignty was also discussed as background for the work ahead for the Third Parliament.

The TGTE Parliament unanimously passed a Resolution urging the UN Secretary General to request Sri Lankan Government not to use the current security situation after the Easter Sunday Church bombings as a pretext to commit human rights abuses against the Tamil people. A further Resolution calling on the Indian government to remove the ban on LTTE

The Prime Minister extended a special welcome to all women and youth who have come forward to join the movement and work for Tamil freedom and justice. As the TGTE moved into the third term, it’s democratic credentials as well as it’s performance in the many astute, transparent and timely projects in the political arena are here for all to see, he added, while impelling all to invest their energies and expertise towards the Tamil National cause.

The place of the city of Philadelphia in the spirit of American freedom and the reconvening of TGTE at the National Constitution Centre which serves as a national town hall for constitutional dialogue and civic learning, inspired TGTE to announce the setting up of a series of Tamil Genocide Memorials, on this 10th year of Mullivaaikaal. These would serve not just as memorials but as active spaces for learning for all Tamils, transnationally and trans-generationally.

That way, we would give further meaning to the words ‘We, the People….’ from the American Constitution, imprinted on the wall of the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, and rich in relevance to the Tamil People in their struggle for freedom.

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Torrance Refinery Partners With Sharefest Community Development To Revitalize Ruben Ordaz Community Center

The Ruben Ordaz Community Center revitalization project includes updated paint on the exterior of the building, new security lighting, and much more.

TORRANCE, CA, USA, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Torrance CA, May 24, 2019 – Today, Sharefest Community Development, Torrance Refining Company LLC, and the City of Torrance, in partnership with the Del Amo Homeowners Association and the Pueblo community gathered for a ceremony celebrating a Torrance Refinery employee volunteer event for the Ruben Ordaz Community Center.

“I was thrilled when I learned that Torrance Refining Company wanted to invest in the community and had connected with Sharefest to make massive improvements to the Ruben Ordaz Community Center. I believe the residents will be pleased with the enhancements that have been made,” shared John Jones, Director, Community Services for the City of Torrance.

The Torrance Refining Company, together with Sharefest Community Development partnered with the City of Torrance to revitalize the Ruben Ordaz Community Center. The Center, formerly known as Pueblo Park, is located on Del Amo Blvd in Torrance, CA. In 2015, it was renamed after lifelong Del Amo Boulevard resident Ruben Ordaz. Ordaz, who was a former steel worker and school custodian, was an active member of the Torrance community and a past president of the local homeowner’s association. Ordaz served in a leading role in the development of the recreation center named in his honor.

“The Torrance Refinery is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and our employees wanted to do something meaningful for our neighborhood. Partnering with Sharefest allowed us to do just that. We’re appreciative to Sharefest, the city and Mrs. Irene Ordaz for allowing us to invest in this community center that means so much to the residents of this community,” explained Barbara Graham, Community Relations Manager for Torrance Refining Company.

The Ruben Ordaz Community Center revitalization project includes updated paint on the exterior of the building and trim, new security lighting, concrete plaza, new concrete round tables and benches, new front doors, as well as completely new irrigation piping, trees, landscaping and more.

“We love collaborating on these types of beautification projects with partners like the Torrance Refining Company. Working together to breathe life back into this recreation center offers all of us at Sharefest a great sense of pride and joy,” stated Chad Mayer, Executive Director with Sharefest Community Development.

About Torrance Refining Company LLC
The Torrance refinery is located on a 750-acre site in Torrance, California. The refinery receives it crude oil primarily through a direct pipeline connection to California central valley and also has access to waterborne feedstocks through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The refinery produces approximately 1.8 billion gallons of gasoline per year, which represents approximately 10 percent of the gasoline demand in California. In addition to blending three grades of gasoline, Torrance produces diesel fuel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), coke and sulfur. The refinery ships products to customers via a series of proprietary pipelines and terminals throughout the region via truck, rail, barges, and ships. Learn more at TorranceRefinery.com.

About Sharefest
Sharefest works in LA’s neglected neighborhoods to empower youth, transform communities, and deliver hope by offering a unique combination of community service projects and youth programming. Learn more at Sharefestinc.org.

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Novelist's Suspense Thriller Book Takes on Same-Sex Serial Killer

The Pearl Drop Killer by Joshua Quentin Hawk

The Pearl Drop Killer by Joshua Quentin Hawk

A riveting tale by Joshua Quentin Hawk

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Joshua Quentin Hawk’s debut book, “The Pearl Drop Killer,” bravely and brilliantly features same-sex serial killing.

Fourteen young women have turned up dead in the Sherman forest near the Sherman Estates, owned by an old family with a dark and scandalous history. The main character, T.K. Donovan, a forensic psychologist and investigator, returns to Jackson Hole County to help his old partners. A sleepy town is about to be woken up from its unsympathetic past.

Donovan and the Jackson Hole Sheriff’s Department must follow the clues, which are nearly identical to a case Donovan’s father worked on thirty years ago. It had cost his father his life and could cost him his, too. In the process, Donovan digs into old family histories, secrets, and long-dead skeletons. Will he be able to solve the case before the Sherriff closes it as he did before, and save his daughters in the process?

When asked about what inspired him to pen this thriller, Hawk replies, “After I was placed back on dialysis, I was back to a point in my life where I was unable to work, so I told myself, it’s time. Then I started my research between publishers and self-publishing. I thought there was not much on a female serial killer nor on a same-sex killer. I felt it was time, and with the social concerns going on now that can reflect the sixty, should be owned up to. I was hoping we can all get along and move past racial and social violence and have more continuity.”

Joshua Quentin Hawk’s second book, “The Lost Outpost,” is now out in the market. Check out his website, www.joshuaquentinhawk.com, to learn more.

About the Author:
Joshua Quentin Hawk, born Thomas Roy Bass, from Portsmouth, Virginia, has lived in Texas and California, now presently in San Diego, California for most of his childhood and adult life. After many years of medical issues due to kidney failure and transplant, he now has the time to write. He has worked in the technology industry in the past as a Network Engineer and has studied Geological, Environmental, and Oceanographic Sciences, in addition to other science courses—Forensics Sciences, Psychology, and Criminology—to gain an understanding of both areas. He has always wanted to be a writer, so he told himself, “I have the time.”

The Pearl Drop Killer
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Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

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You'll Save as Appliances Connection Introduces Fotile Range Hoods

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Already the largest manufacturer of luxury kitchen appliances in Asia, Fotile is hitting North America in a big way during their No Cooking Fumes Event.

BROOKLYN, NY, USA, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Appliances Connection is proud to announce that we are adding Fotile range hoods to our lineup of offerings. In business for over two decades Fotile is Asia’s largest manufacturer of luxury appliances. From Korea to Japan to Thailand to Indonesia and beyond, when Asian consumers think of upper echelon kitchen appliances, they think Fotile. This is due to their fierce in-house innovation that can boast nearly 1,700 utility patents and 400 invention patents. They also have a dedicated 16,000 strong workforce in manufacturing facilities across the continent.

In the Eastern Hemisphere, they offer a full line of appliances including wall steam ovens, cooktops, and integrated microwaves. Testing the waters in North America, for now, they are offering their cutting edge range hoods. To entice this new market, they are announcing their No Cooking Fumes Event lasting from May 25th until June 2nd with generous discounts on these top-tier kitchen appliances. See these deals below. The corresponding models are pictured in order.


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So discover what is already common knowledge in Asia – Fotile is not merely one of the finest kitchen appliance manufacturers in the region, but the world.

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RC's Plumbing Company Offers Tips for a Better World of Plumbing and Quality of Life

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RC's Plumbing Company Has Important Suggestions Guaranteed to Help you Save Water, Save Money, and Save the Planet

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — RC's Plumbing Company Has Important Suggestions Guaranteed to Help you Save Water, Save Money, and Save the Planet

Most of us take our plumbing systems for granted. So when they get old, degrade, or otherwise fail to perform as well as they ought to, we suffer – often without even knowing why.

To help their customers avoid quality of life problems that your friendly neighborhood plumbing company can easily fix for you, RC's Plumbing Company offers this handy-dandy list of plumbing system changes that are simple and inexpensive, but effective in preserving and improving your quality of life:

Green is Good

Because water so precious – and growing scarcer than ever in some parts of our planet – it’s important to avoid waste and make the best possible use of the water you do draw from nature.

That’s why it’s important you consider changing out your faucets and shower heads to more water-efficient models. They come in every style, size, and price range, and they often function better using far less water than the old-style equipment you’ve probably been using for years.

In gardens and other planting areas, RC's Plumbing Company can install drip irrigation systems that waste much less water than spray systems. They can also put in system upgrades that harvest rainwater and make it available for washing your car or watering your plants.

Update Your Toilets

You probably never think of it, but toilets contain lots of moving parts that will eventually wear out or malfunction. Why wait for a problem? Get your toilet tuned up now so it uses the minimum amount of water to serve its function. RC's Plumbing Company can also update the inner workings or even the entire toilet so it flushes better while using less water.

Heat Water Efficiently

Even the best, most expensive central water heater will fail after 10 or 15 years. If it leaks, you’ll have a flood. But even before that it will begin to cost more to operate and likely break down if you don’t give it regular, required maintenance. Why wait for an expensive problem to catch you by surprise?

RC's Plumbing Company advises that regular cleanings, anode replacements, and general check-ups will help make sure you continue to have hot water every day.

You can also save energy and waste less water by replacing a large central water heater with smaller “point-of-use” heaters – particularly in rooms where you must always run the tap for more than a few seconds while you wait for hot water to show up.

Clear Your Drains

Drains are out of sight and out of mind. But they perform an important job carrying sludgy materials that can easily build up, reduce flow rates, and cause a clog.

The remedy is an expensive drain clearing operation. RC's Plumbing Company reminds you that the better choice is regular maintenance to clear out sludge and potential clogs before they completely stop the flow of waste water.

You can also install inexpensive screens of various types: one in every sink, tub, and shower to prevent hair and other unwanted debris from diving out of sight and clogging your drains.

Filter Your Drinking Water

Your tap water is probably safe to drink, but it may still carry dirt, sand, and unhealthy chemicals into your plumbing system – and you. Minerals and dirt can enter your food, and can also quickly build up not only in your plumbing, but in your water-dependent appliances such as coffee makers, garbage disposals, and the like.

It costs far less to install filters where needed – sometimes even a whole-house filter or softener system – than to pay RC's Plumbing Company for the unexpected repairs and replacements of damaged components.

Filtered water is always better, anyway.

RC's Plumbing Company is fully trained, equipped, licensed, insured, and otherwise prepared to provide any of these recommended services, as well as repairs, replacements, upgrades and installations, anywhere in Austin.

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An Iconic Aussie Hand-Held Snack Wants YOU to Give Them a Try at Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia

Four’N Twenty Wants YOU to TRY A TRAVELLER

Four’N Twenty Traveller

Four’N Twenty, The Great Australian Taste, will showcase its 100% Australian Beef Four’N Twenty Traveller at Collegiate Rugby Championships, June 1st and 2nd

The Four’N Twenty Traveller is real food for real fans. It’s authentic, no-frills and made for people who truly enjoy the love of the game – which describes Rugby fans perfectly”

— Stuart Smyth, GM of International, Four'N Twenty

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was announced today that Four’N Twenty, The Great Australian Taste, will bring its latest product, the Four’N Twenty Traveller, made with 100% Australian Beef, to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, June 1st and 2nd, 2019. The event will be broadcast on ESPN.

This comes off the very successful US launch of the Four’N Twenty Traveller earlier this year at Australian Heritage Night presented by Four’N Twenty, at The Center in partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

The Four’N Twenty Traveller is an oblong-shaped pastry made with 100% Australian Beef, served hot, right out of the oven. Four’N Twenty products have been Australia’s original fan food for over 70 years and are synonymous with sports there. The Four’N Twenty Traveller savory snack is deliciously crafted to perfection and made to fit right in your hand. And it’s real food, made with 100% Australian Beef cooked in a rich, savory gravy, seasoned perfectly to enhance the delicious flavor of the beef and wrapped in golden flaky pastry. It’s a real Win-Win.

The Four’N Twenty Traveller will be available in two delicious flavors – Classic Beef and Beef & Cheese. As a sponsor, Four’N Twenty is unveiling its very first Food Truck in the US at the Festival Garden on the grounds of the stadium. In addition, the brand will host activities including a sampling tent and lawn games for the fans to enjoy.

Four’N Twenty has long been indelibly linked to sports in Australia. Last year, the brand inked a deal with the NSW Rugby Union in Australia as their official referee partner. Which had a special added benefit as Four’N Twenty CEO Paul Hitchcock is a part-time Rugby Union referee himself.

In the US, the brand has adopted Philadelphia as their home city. “We love being part of the Philadelphia sports culture," states Stuart Smyth, GM of International, “We’ve had a great introduction through our partnership with the 76ers and now we are so proud to have the opportunity to support the collegiate Rugby community, as it’s a sport that is so much a part of our culture as well. The Four’N Twenty Traveller is real food for real fans. It’s authentic, no-frills and made for people who truly enjoy the love of the game – which describes Rugby fans perfectly.”

You can Try A Traveller at concession stands within Talen Energy Stadium throughout the event, on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd.

In the coming months, Four’N Twenty Travellers will be available in select convenience stores, retail locations and stadiums across Pennsylvania.

For more information and to check in on when and where you can get a Four’N Twenty Traveller, check us out on:
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The Four’N Twenty Story:

The Four’N Twenty legend began in 1947, in a country town in Australia, when a crafty café owner named LT McClure hung out a sign encouraging customers to peer through a window and watch “the most delicious meat pies being made.”

It didn’t take long for these pies to become a national phenomenon. By 1956, thousands of these warm, flaky treats were being churned out by the hour and delivered to hungry, happy mates. Aussies became hooked on this new taste sensation as Four’N Twenty showed up in towns and cities across the nation.

But there was one destination that really stood out, a place that kept the orders coming, season after season: Football

Four’N Twenty pies became synonymous with being the “fan food” and the ritual of the game. In stadiums all across the country, you’d find tens of thousands of fans with a beer in one hand and a Four’N Twenty in the other.

Today, Four’N Twenty is a part of Australian culture and a national icon.

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Nye & Company's June 5th auction will contain nearly 700 quality lots of ceramics, furniture, jewelry and paintings

Ceramic charger by Pablo Picasso for Madoura in 1956, titled Visage a la Grille, 16 ½ inches in diameter, #50 of 100, stamped on verso “Empreinte Originale de Picasso” (est. $3,000-$5,000).

19th century brown bear automaton, probably French, 17 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$1,500).

New York and New Jersey antique surveyor’s tool mounted in a fitted wood case, signed on the face “Sawyer & Hobby” (est. $800-$1,200).

Micro mosaic from the School of Giacomo Raffaelli (Italian, 1753-1836), titled Owl Hunting a Rabbit, has an estimate of $800-$1,200.

Enamel on canvas over panel marked STP, by Lucien E. Smith, labeled, signed and dated (2014) on verso, measuring 45 inches by 56 inches (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Nye & Company’s Estate Treasures Auction on Wednesday, June 5th, will be a diverse sale featuring nearly 700 lots gathered primarily from the tri-state area.

We have 18th and 19th century English and American mirrors; Chinese, English and American ceramics; paintings from the 17th century to the present; and a collection of WWI memorabilia and uniforms.

— John Nye

BLOOMFIELD, NJ, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company’s Estate Treasures Auction slated for Wednesday, June 5th, will be a diverse sale featuring nearly 700 lots gathered primarily from the tri-state area and includes ceramics, furniture, jewelry and paintings. The auction, starting at 10 am Eastern time, will be held online and in the Nye & Company gallery, located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield.

Nye & Company Auctioneers recently launched its new updated website (nyeandcompany.com). It allows clients to bid directly on the site, simplifying and streamlining the process. The site also offers more access to the bidders, with online forms and pre-formatted inquiry forms. Of course, they are still able to use the popular platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. The full catalog can be viewed now, on the new website. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

“This auction includes a diverse collection of furniture,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “The Continental offerings date back to the 17th century, with fauteuils and case pieces. We also have 18th and 19th century English and American mirrors; Chinese, English and American ceramics made for export and domestic consumption; a wide variety of paintings, from the 17th century to the present time; and a small collection of WWI memorabilia and uniforms.”

Nye added, "One of the most enjoyable aspects of a regional auction house is the wide-ranging consignments one has the privilege of handling from one sale to the next. The idea that we have WWI memorabilia, Mid-Century Modern and fine art alongside fine silver, estate jewelry and traditional antiques makes no two auctions the same and constantly broadens one's knowledge."

The quality of the 17th, 18th and 19th century "traditional antiques" is quite good, Nye remarked. “There are pieces from America, England, Sweden, France, Italy and more. There is a group inherited by the consignor from her grandparents who were dealers in London at the turn of the last century, so the furniture and Chinese ceramics have been off the market for over 100 years.”

A ceramic charger made by Pablo Picasso for Madoura in 1956, titled Visage a la Grille, 16 ½ inches in diameter, edition 50 of 100 and stamped on the reverse “Empreinte Originale de Picasso”, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000 and should realize more. Also, a micro mosaic from the School of Giacomo Raffaelli (Italian, 1753-1836), titled Owl Hunting a Rabbit, has an estimate of $800-$1,200.

An enamel on canvas over panel marked STP, by Lucien E. Smith, labeled, signed and dated (2014) on verso, measuring 45 inches by 56 inches, is expected to finish at $6,000-$8,000; while a German porcelain figure of a tailor on a goat, standing 9 inches tall, should reach $800-$1,200.

Also sold will be a 19th century brown bear automaton, probably French, 17 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$1,500); a 19th century Federal oval giltwood two-light mirror (Albany, N.Y.), with an eagle surmount, 39 inches tall be 30 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a New York and New Jersey antique surveyor’s tool mounted in a fitted wood case, signed on the face “Sawyer & Hobby” (est. $800-$1,200).

Modern lots of the furniture category will include a Florence Knoll marble-top and chrome oval table desk, 27 ½ inches tall by 6 feet 6 inches wide by 47 ½ inches deep (est. $800-$1,200); and two Mid-Century Modern Mies Van Der Rohe-style for Knoll Barcelona chairs (est. $400-$600).

Catalog online viewing and pre-bidding is already underway and will continue on up to auction day. Folks can still preview and bid on and during auction day. In-person previews will be held on weekdays, May 28th thru June 5th, and on Sunday, June 2nd, from 10 am to 4 pm Eastern time.

John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the June Estate Treasures Auction slated for Wednesday, June 5th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.

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Senior In Home Care: How Seniors Can Protect Their Skin

Summer is just around the corner and that means a lot of seniors are already preparing to spend more time outside.

FORT MYERS, FL, UNTIED STATES, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ++

Summer is just around the corner and that means a lot of seniors are already preparing to spend more time outside. Needless to say, that’s definitely a good thing, however, there are some risks involved as well. If you have a senior family member in Fort Myers, FL you’re probably fully aware of how hot summers are in this region. In order to make sure that your loved one can safely enjoy the sun, senior in-home care experts recommend the following tips:

Proper Cleansing

Everyone sweats more in the summer and elders are no exception. As a result, it is important to make sure that seniors use mild skin cleansers to help out with this problem. There are many different types of cleansers available so take good care to pick one that’s right for your elders, particularly if they suffer from a skin condition.

Sunscreen is a Must

According to senior in-home care specialists, seniors should use sunscreen on a daily basis during the summer months. That’s good advice for everyone but it’s especially important for the elderly. Older skin has a much tougher time recovering from prolonged sun exposure so make sure your loved ones don’t go outside without sunscreen.

Keep Hydrated

Once the heat waves start rolling in, it’s going to be more important than ever to drink plenty of water. As a general rule of thumb, senior in-home care professionals recommend drinking between 6-8 glasses of water per day in order to stay properly hydrated.

Avoid Going Outside during Peak Hours

Sun radiation is most dangerous between 10 AM and 4 PM so make sure your seniors stay inside during those times. Doing so will significantly reduce the risk of developing harmful skin conditions. Instead, spending time outside in the morning and evening is the best way to enjoy the hot summer sun.

Adhere to these tips and your senior loved one is going to have no skin issues this summer!

Do you have a senior in the family who could use extra assistance in Fort Myers, FL? Contact us or call (239) 243-0180 any time.

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If you are reaching the point where you need a companion for your elderly loved one or need senior care services, look to Comfort Keepers in Ft. Myers! We offer a multitude of services from respite care to dementia care. We also provide concierge services at some assisted living facilities in Lee and Collier counties. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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Winning Entries Announced in Smithsonian–Cricket Media’s 8th Annual Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge

2019 Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge

More than 564 Students, through individual and team entries, submitted pioneering inventions to help improve and enhance the lives of older adults.

This group of winners, the honorable mentions, and all the submittals reflect Dr. Yoon’s legacy and vision, including his idea that ‘invention is a state of mind.”

— Sharon Klotz, Head of Invention Education, Lemelson Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aging affects people’s ability to stay socially engaged, mentally and physically active, and complete everyday tasks, but if the highly original concepts and inventions proposed by students around the globe as part of the 8th Annual Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge are any indicator, help is on its way. Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s challenge, which received more than 250 entries from across U.S., South America, Asia, and Europe.

The challenge asked students ages 5–18 to think about a real-world way to help older adults and to devise new, ground-breaking inventions to achieve these goals. For their entries, students were required to follow a seven-step invention process, including identifying a problem, conducting research, sketching their ideas, building a prototype, testing the product, refining it, and marketing it to potential users. The eight winners—four individuals and four teams—and 20 honorable mentions were evaluated by a panel of judges from the Smithsonian, AARP, and Cricket Media.

“[Older adults] love to garden … gardening is good for relaxing, exercising, combating loneliness, and spending time with the family or the community,” say 15-year-old Delaney and Makenzie, inventors of the “Pop Up Planter.” This hydraulic-powered garden bed helps those with limited mobility improve physical, social, and mental health. Addressing the issue of decreased food consumption due to age or medical conditions such as strokes, 11-year-old Ravindu’s Temp Plate is meant to help older adults – who tend to eat more slowly than others – with a means to keep their food warm. Virtual Me, created by 10-year-old Kavi, is an innovative robotic technology that integrates artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality technology to help older people who live apart from family members to get the emotional support and personal connection they need.

The winners of the team 5–7 age category built Pop Out Stairs, a multipurpose cane that contains a set of foldable stairs, to enable older adults to “feel safe when reaching things up high.” Sophia, winner of the individual 14–21 age category, invented The Helping Hand, a device that helps older adults with arthritis maintain proper oral hygiene. People can slip their hand into a glove that is fitted with various tools for brushing, cleaning, and flossing their teeth, eliminating the need to grip toothbrushes or small pieces of floss.

This year, the two amazing inventions that won the ePals Choice Award, with both receiving tens of thousands of online votes, are the “FIG” created by a team of 11- to 13-year-olds and “The Craw” created by a team of 8-10-year-olds. The “FIG” provides older adults with an easy way to garden indoors and “The Craw” assists older adults in picking up objects off the ground while also serving as a safety light.

“These young inventors have taken the time to research and understand the complexities of aging and have devised brilliant inventions to assist and empower the aging population,” says Laura Woodside, Vice President of Education Products at Cricket Media. “We are proud to showcase their inventions on our global platform. Their work is evidence of their innovative thinking, impressive creativity and their admirable desire to improve the quality life for all.”

“The winning entries reflected not only innovative ideas but also the inventive process.” says Sharon Klotz, Head of Invention Education for the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. “In fact, the process skills – iterative design, collaboration, prototyping, tweaking based on feedback – are lifelong skills applicable in any context. This group of winners, the honorable mentions, and all the submittals reflect Dr. Yoon’s legacy and vision, including his idea that ‘invention is a state of mind.’

Complete List of Individual Winners, by Age:
• Ages 5–7: The Tomato Picker– Brendan D. (Virginia)
• Ages 8–10: Virtual Me – Kavi S. (California)
• Ages 11–13: Temp Plate – Ravindu K. (Connecticut)
• Ages 14+: The Helping Hand – Sophia I. (Missouri)
Complete List of Team Winners, by Age:
• Team Ages 5–7: The Pop Out Stairs (New York)
• Team Ages 8–10: The Craw (New York)
• Team Ages 11–13: Fig (New Jersey)
• Team Ages 14+: Pop Up Planter (Missouri)
Videos and other details of the top winning inventions and honorable mentions are available here. Age-specific prizes available to the winners include a hands-on behind-the-scenes tour of Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. that includes consultation with representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, among many other prizes. Honorable mentions will receive a one-year digital subscriptions to any Cricket Media magazine.

ABOUT THE YOON FAMILY The Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and Cricket Media. The challenge is named in honor of Dr. InBae Yoon, a Korean American inventor who passionately believed that everyone is inventive. His lifelong commitment to drawing, tinkering, and prototyping his ideas resulted in over 200 U.S. patents. The Spark!Lab Dr. InBae Yoon Invent It Challenge celebrates his legacy as an inventor and educator and aims to inspire the next generation of innovators.

ABOUT CRICKET MEDIA Cricket Media® is a global education company creating high-quality print and multimedia products for children, families, mentors, teachers, and partners that improve learning opportunities for everyone. Led by our 11 award-winning children’s magazines and our customizable research-tested collaborative learning platform, we are committed to creating and supporting innovative learning experiences that help children safely explore and engage with their expanding world.

ABOUT SPARK!LAB Spark!Lab is a hands-on invention activity space operated by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The Lemelson Center engages, educates, and empowers the public to participate in technological, economic, and social change. Through historical research, educational initiatives, exhibitions, and public programming, the Center advances new perspectives on invention and innovation and fosters interactions between the public and inventors.

Laura Woodside
Cricket Media
+1 703-885-3417
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Source: EIN Presswire

ZupaNova Signs a distribution agreement with SM1 Music Group

Cover art for the New Single entitled "Dang-A-Dang"  with Rawcel and Davy Brown

“DANG-A-DANG” Will be released May 30th on over 650 music platforms worldwide.



ZUPANOVA on stage Performing  at the world famous Podium Lounge 2018 Singapore

ZUPANOVA on stage Performing at the world famous Podium Lounge 2018 Singapore

SM1 Music Group/Sony Music is Zuped up to be working with ZupaNova

I am all ZUPED UP to be working with ZUPANOVA”

— Glenn Maginnis

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is with Great pleasure and honor that we announce a strategic alliance with ZUPANOVA. ZupaNova signed a distribution agreement with SM1 Music Group/Sony Music. We are very excited to be working with Rawcel and Davy Brown. Rawcel is an LA native who is affiliated with the Black Eyed Peas. He is a singer, song writer and rapper. Davy Brown was born and raised in Southern California. Davy is multi-genre, music producer, recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and master engineer.

ZupaNova has collected over 1,000,000 views collectively amongst various platforms. Over the past couple of years they have been fortunate to tour internationally in places such as Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore. ZupaNova grabbed the attention of labels internationally. ZupaNova has found a home at SM1 Music Group/ And is planning on releasing a catalog of material starting with Dang-A-Dang being released on March 30th. Followed up with a single release of “Where Dat Weed at” on June 12th. "Crease", “Trust issues” featuring Kimala, "Pop Pop"featuring Arii Brazil who is an artist also produced by ZupaNova. Arii Brazil was introduced to ZupaNova by Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas.

ZupaNova is have a single release party and performing on June 2nd during the Miss Philippines “Fashion For A Cause”, benefiting Operation Smile. This event will be at the container yard in downtown Los Angeles. Operation Smile is a non-profit medical service organization to help children with cleft lips and or cleft palates.

ZupaNova is planning for an international tour this fall. ZupaNova is also gearing up to perform at the Podium Lounge, Singapore’s largest and most glamorous F1 Racing track-side after party. The Podium Lounge is held in the swanky grand ballroom at the Singapore Ritz Carlton Hotel Millennium. International models and celebrities will be walking Asia's most iconic catwalk featuring ZupaNova.


Glenn Maginnis
SM1 Music Group / Sony Music
+1 424-350-7733
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Source: EIN Presswire