Media must help to facilitate evidence-informed policies on road safety

A new study by The George Institute has found that media in India does not follow WHO road safety reporting guidelines

Media is a critical gatekeeper, drives the narrative and influences policy response. We urge media to help facilitate evidence -informed policies for road safety.””

— Jagnoor Jagnoor

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Road traffic collisions are a major contributor to injury-related deaths in India but advocacy and effective action to mitigate this has been limited. Media coverage of road traffic collisions may influence preventative action and influence the understanding, prioritisations and actions taken by both individuals and decision makers towards improving safety.

While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has detailed guidelines on reporting on road safety that provides journalists direction on covering road traffic collisions to influence evidence- based action, a new study by researchers from The George Institute for Global Health published in the BMJ Global Health today titled “Media coverage and framing of road safety in India” found that the most common media coverage was on single collisions which was not a WHO recommended story angle.

Researchers conducted an analysis of Indian media in English to assess whether coverage met the WHO’s Reporting on Road Safety guidelines for evidence- based reporting of road traffic collisions. A total of 458 English- language articles published online between March 2018 and February 2019 were assessed against the seven recommended story angles and seven recommended key elements in the WHO guidelines.

“The most common story angle was descriptions of single collisions, which was not a WHO- recommended story angle. These included limited key elements such as use of human story or linking to road safety risks or evidence- based solutions,” said Medhavi Gupta, Research assistant and PhD candidate, injury program, at the George Institute.

Targeted media coverage of system- level evidence- based solutions to road traffic collisions was also lacking. journalists were not incorporating important elements in their articles such as human stories and discussion of broader economic and health impacts and were not incorporating a range of stakeholder voices, she added.

However, some articles did follow the WHO recommended story angles with 22.1 per cent discussing specific road safety solutions and a further 6.3 per cent discussing vulnerable groups. Almost all articles avoided the use of technical language, but only 2 per cent explicitly stated that road traffic collisions were preventable. More than half identified at least one evidence- based solution. Very few articles discussed economic or health impacts of road traffic collisions.

“Indian media in English can improve reporting by focusing on human stories and documenting experiences of those injured in road traffic collisions. Coverage should also focus more on evidence- based solutions, emphasising the systems approach which encourages government action rather than changes to individual behaviour,” said Jagnoor Jagnoor, Head Injury Division at The George Institute.

“We recommend that media coverage of road traffic collisions in India and other contexts can be improved by putting greater focus on system- level evidence- based solutions, policies and discussing injuries in addition to deaths,” said Jagnoor, adding “ Policies are socially constructed phenomena. Media is a critical gatekeeper, drives the narrative and influences policy response. We urge media to help facilitate evidence -informed policies for road safety.”

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A Return to Retail – Post Pandemic. How one Burbank Couple is creating the future of brick and mortar shopping

The PRSVR Picnic in Burbank California a Return to Retail

The PRSVR Picnic launching 4.3.21 in Burbank, California

brandon and margaret williamson of prsvr the designer brand

Brandon and Margaret Williamson, Designer and CEO of PRSVR

Model wears kente noir design face mask from Noirpolitan

The Future of Retail in a Post Pandemic Society (Face Mask by NOIRPOLITAN)

Saturday 4/3/21 elevated streetwear brand PRSVR opens the doors to its retail showroom in Burbank, California; showing the future of retail at The PRSVR Picnic.

We know that if we are asking clients to come out of their homes, then it has to be for more than a new pair of pants!”

— Margaret Williamson, CEO

BURBANK, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 4.3.21 The countdown is on for a return to retail in our new post-pandemic society. But why would we want to venture off our couches and into pants, just to go shopping? One Burbank couple has the answer.

Brandon and Margaret Williamson of streetwear brand PRSVR; The Designer Brand, recently moved into the heart of the Burbank Retail District but have been unable to hold the official Grand Opening due to the ongoing health concerns.

"We know that if we are asking clients to come out of their homes, then it has to be for more than a new pair of pants!", says CEO Margaret Williamson. "The future of retail has to be full sensory; it has to create a memory for the guest."

That concept, entitled The PRSVR Picnic will be on display to a handful of invited guests on Saturday April 3, 2021… a date Margaret couldn't let go by unused.

"It has felt like watching water boil, waiting for the restrictions to safely lift and retail to reopen. When I spotted 4/3/21 on the calendar, I knew it was the sign we needed to open the doors to the Burbank Showroom.

For more information on The PRSVR Picnic and how to be part of the future of retail, visit www.prsvr.com or stop by the now open PRSVR Showroom at 1855 N Victory Place in Burbank. M-S 11a-7p PST.

For the past 7 years, PRSVR; The Designer Brand has been creating roving retail experiences across the country. When COVID-19 shut down the worlds of travel, entertainment, and retail shopping, the elevated streetwear brand dug deeper instead of uprooting.

Now, after a year inside, PRSVR is ready to unveil the newest retail experience in a post pandemic society with THE PRSVR PICNIC. A full sensory experience, the Persevere (PRSVR) Picnic fuses fashion, art, music, food, and beauty into an experiential shopping destination that is sure to make to your Highlight Story Reel.

Happening every first Saturday of the month beginning April 4, 2021, tickets are purposely limited to maintain both the safety and experience standards.

THE DETAILS:

WHAT >>
The PRSVR Picnic, A RETURN TO RETAIL EXPERIENCE

WHY >>
BECAUSE IT'S TIME, BUT IT CAN'T BE THE SAME OLD MALL SCENE

WHERE >>
BURBANK, CA

WHEN >>
SAT 4-3-21

WHO >>
PRSVR; THE DESIGNER BRAND

HOW >>
TICKET OPTIONS at prsvr.com

Johan Senlay
Noirpolitan
+1 661-553-2186
info@prsvr.com

THE PRSVR PICNIC – a return to retail experience in Burbank, California


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GDPR / Schrems II Technology: Can Data Protection Compliance Cost Centers be Turned Into Lawful Data Use Profit Centers?

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Schrems II Lawful Data Use

Schrems II Lawful Data Use

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Five data and privacy experts have urged businesses to anticipate upcoming trends in U.S. data privacy laws if they want to effectively future-proof their organisations. In response to the latest developments around the Schrems II ruling and evolving regulatory challenges for international businesses, spokespeople from leading firms in the sector have discussed an array of key trends including the potential for data protection compliance centers to become lawful data use profit centers by leveraging new technical controls required for Schrems II compliance.

A recent webinar hosted by regulatory intelligence provider, Vixio, brought forward discussions on whether GDPR compliance requirements (as highlighted in Schrems II) for technical controls required for protecting data when in use, can provide a foundation for the various state privacy and consumer rights laws being adopted across the U.S. Additionally, panelists discussed the possibility of data protection compliance centers being transformed into revenue-generating lawful data use profit centres by adopting the necessary technology controls needed to satisfy Schrems II.
In the webinar, five key points were highlighted by the industry leaders:

1. Global Locations Do Not Determine Data Obligations
Sylwester Frazzoni, Editorial Director, Vixio Regulatory Intelligence, highlighted that international obligations transcend where companies are headquartered. Evolving U.S. state laws require European companies to comply if they process specified thresholds of data covered by the laws, regardless of where they are located. Laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the new Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act ("VCDPA") require European companies to comply with disparate requirements regardless of where the companies are physically located.

2. More U.S. State Privacy Laws Are Expected in 2021
Nora Gebhardt, Journalist at Vixio Regulatory Intelligence, pointed out that state lawmakers need to send a clear message that they intend to establish consumer data protection rights. She also highlighted that 2021 may well see state privacy laws passed in Washington and Oklahoma, with other states evaluating privacy laws.

3. New Technical Controls Enable Lawful Global Data Objectives
Gary LaFever, CEO & General Counsel at Anonos, Lawful Borderless Data experts, emphasized (https://www.anonos.com/webinar-future-proofing-your-business) that investments in GDPR compliance could help European companies address compliance with non-EU data protection laws, such as U.S. state privacy laws and other data protection laws that come into force around the globe.
Furthermore, GDPR requirements as highlighted in Schrems II, can protect data when in use to help ensure predictability of operations and ongoing benefits from advanced secondary processing leveraging technology such as cloud-based Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Gary also highlighted that the technology controls required for enforcing GDPR requirements can turn data protection compliance cost centres into revenue-generating lawful data use profit centres.

4. The Virginia Privacy Law is More GDPR-Like Than California Law
Glenn Brown, Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (https://www.squirepattonboggs.com/en), noted the key differences between the recent Virginia Privacy Law and the California Privacy Laws, including how companies under the Virginia Law can benefit from a 30 day cure period which does not exist under the California Laws. He also highlighted the trend of privacy regulatory laws becoming more GDPR-like and the importance of overarching data governance and data management in enabling companies to remain compliant under different U.S. state laws.

5. Digital Obligations Without Boundaries/Privacy is a Brand Value
Jill Reber, General Manager, Data Privacy at Logic 20/20 (https://www.logic2020.com/), pointed out that digital data has no geographical limitations, and data privacy regulations are not limited to consumers and clients. Consumers pay attention to how companies are using their data and re-evaluating their relationship with the businesses that fail to use it responsibly. Privacy is a brand value that is dependent on trust, and trust itself is increasingly about data handling practices. Therefore, businesses that are thinking about their brand trust in this way will have a competitive advantage over those who do not.

Anonos is a leading provider of state-of-the-art data enablement and protection technology (https://www.anonos.com/SchremsII-solution), offering a range of technology solutions that empower organisations to continue lawful processing of EU data in compliance with Schrems II and other global data sovereignty and localisation laws. For more information, join the Schrems II Linkedin Group with 4,800+ members (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12470752).

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Schrems II Resources:

1) The Board Risk Assessment Framework is now available to view and download at https://www.SchremsII.com/Board2

2) Are you Schrems II Compliant Quiz (in 2 questions): https://www.anonos.com/TakeTheQuiz

3) Learn all about Pseudonymisation at https://www.pseudonymisation.com/

4) Schrems II Knowledge Hub: https://www.SchremsII.com/KnowledgeHub

5) Anonos: https://www.anonos.com/

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Every Sustainable Action Counts at Barceló Occidental at Xcaret Destination

Barceló Occidental at Xcaret Destination

"The motto of our sustainability policy is very simple: What you do counts, take care of the present to enjoy the future."

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Globe member Barceló Occidental at Xcaret Destination in Mexico continues to organise sustainable initiatives that raise environmental awareness. The resort also supports social causes that assist children with autism in the community.

Resort Motto
Occidental at Xcaret Destination’s sustainability motto underpins the foundation of its environmental and social best practices.

Diley Álvarez Aquino, Quality and Health Protocols Manager at the resort explains, “The motto of our sustainability policy is very simple: What you do counts, take care of the present to enjoy the future. All our operations and management staff say this and practice it every day so that through our actions collaborators, guests, suppliers and shareholders will endeavour to ensure all resources are available for a long time.”

As a tourism company, the resort understands that their unique friendly services, exciting cultural offerings and magnificent natural settings are well liked by guests who return again and again. As such, the property and all staff members are committed to maintaining their motto to care for and preserve the ‘treasures’ they have.

Clean Up Program
One monthly environmental initiative at the resort is the Clean Where You Walk activity which has proved very successful. All employees have participated, at least once, in this activity that aims to create awareness amongst employees to maintain a clean environment not only at the property but also at home and within all community spaces. With over 692 employees, it is quite an achievement that so many staff members are keen to take part in the resort’s Clean Up program which also benefits long term regional development.

Tapatón Project
Last year, Occidental at Xcaret Destination participated in the Tapatón program, collecting used PET bottles. PET bottle caps were placed in containers located in different areas of the hotel. Later, the caps were collected and donated to the KODOMO association who receive money for the caps. Kodomo is a local organisation dedicated to the therapeutic care of children and young people with autism. The funds raised go toward the cost of providing therapies for autistic children living in Playa del Carmen.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact

Diley Álvarez Aquino
Quality and Health Protocols Manager
Occidental at Xcaret Destination

Carr. Chetumal – Puerto Juárez km 282
77710 Solidaridad
Quintana Roo
MEXICO
P: +52 984 871 5400
E: xcaret.calidad@occidentalhotels.com
W: www.barcelo.com

Bradley Cox
Green Globe
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Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance Statement on Weak Guidance on Ivermectin from the World Health Organization

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The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance

WHO ignores significant data, including several large clinical trials, while claiming insufficient evidence to recommend ivermectin to prevent & treat COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), a group of highly published, world-renowned critical care physicians and scholars, is disappointed by what appears to be a deliberate omission of data by the World Health Organization (WHO) in arriving at its decision to not recommend ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19. The latest guidance from WHO ignores several large clinical trials where ivermectin was proven to prevent mortality by more than 68%. If the WHO guidance is followed, it will result in a further deprivation of a lifesaving drug and will only prolong the pandemic as it will continue to threaten the health of the global population.

The latest guidance from the WHO is out of alignment with many national and local health authorities around the world where ivermectin has been proven to prevent and treat COVID-19. These countries include, Bulgaria, Slovakia, India, Egypt, Peru, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia, and in several regions a growing number of health authorities have advocated for, or adopted ivermectin across Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa and it is now the standard of care in Mexico City.

“I am deeply troubled that the WHO made this hasty decision on guidance before reviewing all available data,” said Pierre Kory, MD, MPH, president and chief medical officer of the FLCCC. “Their recommendation ignores the evidence, creates more controversy, and will only lead to continuing suffering and death from COVID-19. There are now over 24 randomized trials results that have been reported to the Unitaid/WHO team yet todays guidance was inexcusably based on a faulty analysis of just 16 of the available trials. Further, these erroneous findings directly conflict with numerous other peer-reviewed expert analyses that have found the data overwhelmingly demonstrates that ivermectin saves lives from COVID-19. There is no reason not to recommend it for everyone as a safe drug for prevention and treatment.”

The recent results of a comprehensive assessment of existing ivermectin trials demonstrated that it reduces the risks of transmission of COVID-19 by more than 90%. The Technical Working Group of the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) group presented the results to their Recommendation Development Panel and the presentation laid out the detailed results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ivermectin on over 2,500 patients.

“To ignore the data the way the WHO has, does a disservice to science and to public health. It is time that as physicians we trust our own knowledge on how best to treat our patients.” said Pierre Kory, MD, MPH, president and chief medical officer of the FLCCC. “Allowing large, conflicted bureaucracies to do the thinking for us will only lead to continued and unnecessary suffering from the pandemic.”

About the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
The FLCCC Alliance was organized in March 2020 by a group of highly published, world renowned Critical Care physician/scholars – with the academic support of allied physicians from around the world – to research and develop lifesaving protocols for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in all stages of illness. Their MATH+ Hospital Treatment Protocol, introduced in March 2020, has saved thousands of patients who were critically ill with COVID-19. Now, the FLCCC’s new I-Mask+ Prophylaxis and Early At-Home Outpatient Treatment Protocol with Ivermectin has been released – and is a potential solution to the global pandemic.
For more information: www.FLCCC.net

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Joyce Kamen
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
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The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam: Local Community Live Audio Stream of Gijsbreght van Aemst

The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam

Green Globe recently recertified The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam is renowned for its contemporary-meets-classic design with its iconic Dutch Keizersgracht canal houses and elegant, relaxing interiors. Guests can look forward to a warm welcome by dedicated staff members at this enchanting boutique hotel.

Green Globe recently recertified The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam.

During 2020, the hotel remained committed to its sustainability goals to improve energy and waste management practices. Theatre lovers will also rejoice to hear that theatre performances were successfully held albeit in a new 21st century medium to conform with lockdown procedures.

Saving Energy
Last year, as part of its energy saving strategy, The Dylan Amsterdam installed LED lighting in hallways outside of guest rooms. The transition to LED will continue in 2021.

Reducing Waste
Waste disposal and recycling streams were centralized with the Amsterdam Municipality Government last year. The local government works in collaboration with Renewi, an international waste management company. Renewi handles 14 million tonnes of waste per year of which 89% is either recycled into valuable raw materials or used for energy recovery. The property now places all glass waste into recycling containers rather than sending it to landfill.

Live Theatre Streaming
The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam’s annual play performances could have been impacted by the pandemic earlier in January this year. However, in the true spirit of live theatre, the hotel hosted a local community live audio stream of the play entitled “Gijsbreght van Aemstel”. The play is the longest running theatre tradition in the world and has been running for over 380 years. The story is a “Trojan Horse of Troy” story depicting the end of medieval Amsterdam, which made way for the Dutch Golden Age in the17th century.

The Theatre that once stood on the location of current day The Dylan Amsterdam was opened with the premiere of this play. Amongst the famous visitors to the theatre was the renowned painter Rembrandt, who would also become a production assistant in the play.

The audio livestream was a co-production with a local theatre group. The hotel was particularly pleased that more than 2,000 Amsterdammers tuned in at home to listen to this unique story.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact

Robbert van Rijsbergen
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 384
Amsterdam 1016GB
NETHERLANDS
T: +31 20 530 2010
E: RvanRijsbergen@dylanamsterdam.com
W: www.slh.com

Bradley Cox
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MRS Introduces E-App for Annuity Policies

Quicker, easier application process nets client success

MILWAUKEE, WI, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — MRS, a global leader in insurance automation and technology solutions, announced today the release of a new electronic application (E-App) system for annuity policies. The new technology will allow financial and insurance professionals to complete and submit annuity applications online, effectively improving turnaround time for processing and final delivery.

"We're proud to bring new MRS technology to hardworking financial and insurance professionals,” said Tim Dineen, Chief Executive Officer at MRS. “We’re dedicated to creating streamlined applications that make doing business easier while helping our clients deliver policies to their customers even quicker."

The annuity market is substantial and provides a significant amount of revenue for carriers. An annuity policy helps the buyer manage their income in retirement, and other than pensions, annuities are the only products that provide guaranteed lifetime income. The market size of the life insurance and annuities industry is $732.5B, measured by revenue, for 2021. The industry is trending toward a more affluent and older market as it emphasizes the use of life insurance and annuities as retirement, estate planning, and tax-preferred products.

Given uncertainties with the pandemic and overall market conditions for insurance carriers and the end-customer, MRS has scaled its efforts to support insurance carrier’s digital transformation efforts. The new annuity E-App is an easily-configurable, no-code, cost-effective solution to sell and manage annuity policies.

Developed for an existing client with a complex distribution matrix, where multiple signatures are collected from end-customer, IMO, law firm, POA, owner, and payor, MRS was able to deliver a solution that has helped increase sales, streamline processes, and improve overall customer experiences. Now, with an easy sign-on and integration of electronic signatures, the client can fulfill an annuity policy in a few days versus months of starts-and-stops and back-and-forth communications with the customer.

With MRS, the primary benefits for insurers choosing to implement the Annuity E-App system include:

● 100% in-good-order applications
● Error rate removed
● Applications processed in 15 min vs. days
● Auto-populating State Beneficiary legal clauses
● e-Signature collection up to 8 individuals

“Our process is the same no matter the product type. Developing an annuity application was a natural extension of the robust ecosystem of E-Apps we already have in the market today,” says Steve Delonge, Customer Success Director at MRS. “With our proficiency for taking applicants from the questionnaire to the contract, MRS is well-positioned to increase offerings to more distribution channels and add more annuity E-App products that can quickly issue the annuity policy and ultimately help quicken payment of the commissions.”

About MRS
MRS provides a high-end technology product to the life, health, and annuity insurance industries. In today’s world where “the only thing constant is change,” that original vision has been expanded to include more services and technology capabilities designed to help clients adapt quickly and in a cost-effective way. MRS has invested heavily in our technology platform to create a foundation for the next revolution in life insurance. MRS’s No-Code platform gives you all the tools needed to build a highly secure, complex application that efficiently collects voice and electronic data without writing a single line of code. The result is a vastly reduced time to market with no initial or ongoing maintenance costs making the total cost of ownership substantially lower than status quo solutions. Our platform’s ability to support powerful reflexive logic makes the MRS rules engine extremely efficient in collecting all information needed to make a point-of-sale decision. The capabilities and flexibility of our platform allow customers to use the MRS technology platform as their single solution or as a tool to support and enhance current technology solutions they already have in place. Please visit us at www.managementresearchservices.com or contact us by email at sales@mrsreps.com to learn more.

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From the Doghouse to the Penthouse: Shelter Dogs Spend the Night at Maui's Luxury Resorts

Maui Humane Society slumber party fundraising event 'Wags to Riches' rolls out the red carpet for shelter dogs at Four Seasons, Fairmont and Andaz in Hawaii

MAUI, HAWAII, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Maui Humane Society is hosting their annual slumber party with a luxurious twist on May 1, 2021. This year, the Wags to Riches event will be sending shelter animals from the doghouse to the penthouse! Participants will compete for a coveted sleepover spot in the kennels while the top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter pup at several of Hawaii’s top-rated luxury beachfront resorts.

“We love the idea of taking a homeless shelter dog to a world-class resort where they’ll be spoiled for the night. Alternatively, those who stay in the shelter with our cats and dogs will also be treated like guests as we roll out the red carpet with a luxury hotel theme,” stated CEO Steve MacKinnon.

Four Seasons Resort Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are three properties who plan to check-in their furry guests. “We are really excited to be participating in this year’s Wags to Riches event," says General Manager Marc Bromley of Four Seasons Resort Maui. "Each guest is always welcomed with aloha and provided our legendary 5-star service; that goes for our four-legged guests as well."

The Wailea properties are pet-friendly and have been Maui Humane Society supporters for years. “Fairmont has a rich history of welcoming and cherishing canine guests, and some properties even ‘employ’ a four-legged Canine Ambassador on-site. At Fairmont Kea Lani we are thrilled to support the heartfelt mission of Maui Humane Society,” explains Shannah Milstead, Director of Sales and Marketing. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort General Manager Michael Jokovich stated, "We are delighted to welcome our four-legged guests to experience a night of luxury with us at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. The Maui Humane Society and the Andaz Maui have partnered in the past to find forever homes for their shelter dogs, and this is another wonderful opportunity to support a worthy cause.”

To register as a participant in the Wags to Riches slumber party, sign up at www.mauihumanesociety.org starting April 1st. Participants will be utilizing a peer-to-peer software platform that allows them to integrate with social media, view a fundraising leaderboard and engage in gamification awards to motivate efforts. The highest dozen fundraisers will be announced at noon on April 30 with the top several securing resort stays and the remainder landing a night in the shelter. The event will be live streamed from Maui Humane Society and the resorts throughout the night and will include competitions, games and prizes.

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Maui Humane Society is the only open admission shelter on the island, accepting all animals in need. MHS cares for over 4000 animals a year and offers low and no-cost spay and neuter services to the public. Last year, Veterinary Staff performed over 5700 spay/neuter surgeries and over 2000 Hope Fund procedures for animals who required medical care beyond what is typically possible. Their lifesaving Wings of Aloha transfer program and Foster program of over 400 local families is saving the lives of over 2500 animals a year. During COVID, a community assistance program launched to help feed and care for pets of those financially impacted by the pandemic. To date, over 50,000 lbs of free pet food has been distributed. For more information visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.

Jenny Miller
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WORKHOUSE Sweeps Three 'Best PR Firm' 2021 Awards

Independent Creative Agency is named Top Media Firm; Recognized by Expertise, Clutch, and The Manifest as PR Powerhouse

In this troubling time, we are not only roused by the recognition but moved by the moment while remaining forever grateful to our clients who believed steadfast could make stardust.”

— – Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO, Workhouse

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — WORKHOUSE, with offices in New Jersey and New York City, swept three industry high honors today and was named a "Top Public Relations firm" across leading communication sectors while demonstrating a history of promotional excellence.

"In this troubling time, as Workhouse celebrates 21 years of service, we are not only roused by the recognition but moved by the moment while remaining forever grateful to our clients who believed steadfast could make stardust." – Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO, Workhouse

Expertise Award:
Top 34 PR Firms
“We scored 404 PR Firms in New York, NY, and Picked the Top 34”
http://www.expertise.com/ny/nyc/public-relations-firms

Clutch Award:
Top New York PR Agencies 2021
#5 Workhouse
http://www.clutch.co/pr-firms/new-york-state/leaders-matrix?facets=%2Fpr-firms%2Fnew-york-state

The Manifest Award:
Top 20 PR Firms 2021
https://themanifest.com/public-relations/agencies

Established in 1999, the firm is home to creative communicators specializing in consumer marketing, corporate and public affairs, digital engagement, luxury, celebrity, travel, hospitality, retail, real estate sports, and entertainment marketing.

Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood, Debbie Harry, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Interview Magazine, Details Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Genesis Publications, Karmaloop, Coty, Versace, and Cynthia Rowley, offering award-winning campaigns across a broad spectrum of luxury, fashion and lifestyle brands.​

Workhouse is a full-service creative agency specializing in integrated marketing positioning emerging and established brands with celebrity craftsmanship. Workhouse provides full-service public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting, not to mention, modern-day marketing & branding.

EXPERTISE
Finding the best, highly-skilled professional takes significant time and effort, including in-depth research, detailed comparisons, and deciphering which online reviews are reliable and authentic. Expertise features only objectively quantified=d and qualified professionals hand-picked by our selection process. We do the research to understand what’s important when searching for experienced professionals — whether dentists, attorneys, or roofers — so our readers trust that when we say a company is one of the best, it is. Our proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. Every month we help over 10M customers find the best-qualified service professional for their needs. To date, we’ve analyzed over 10M companies and have generated $200M in revenue for the local businesses we feature on our site. Visit expertise.com

CLUTCH
Is the leader in connecting global service providers with corporate buyers from around the world. The ratings and reviews platform publishes the most extensive and referenced client reviews in the B2B services market. Clutch has grown by 50% or more every year throughout the past five years and is ranked #412 in Inc.'s 2018 and #773 in Inc.’s 2019 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and #27 in LinkedIn's list of the top 50 startups. The companies Clutch helps come from the U.S., Canada, Central, and Eastern Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, and the Caribbean.

THE MANIFEST
Announced its list of Top 20 Public Relations Firms naming New York-based creative agency WORKHOUSE as a leader in the field demonstrating a history of excellence within the marketing and media spheres. WORKHOUSE ranked #17 out of the 20 top national Public Relations Firms by The Manifest which gathers and verifies hard data, expert insights, and actionable advice to build brands and grow businesses. Providing practical business wisdom that manifests success, the community uncovers the answers to the most pressing business questions by surveying business decision-makers and consumers. Manifest advances business savvy by gathering the latest business insights, trends, and news.

WORKHOUSE
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[Updated] Be Pro Network to Tokenize Nature Art Piece, Provided by RX Law Air, Into NFT Digital Asset at Miami Event

Max Pomeranz holding the unique emerald set for conversion into an NFT.

The stone, which has an assessed value of $105 million, is currently stored at a prestigious art gallery in Miami, FL, and will be taken out for the afternoon ceremony.

This is an updated version of the formerly distributed press release on March 31st, 2021.

Society must embrace structural changes because things would never go back to what they were before.”

— Edward Rodriguez

MIAMI, FLORIDA , UNITED STATES , March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2020 brought a lot of changes due to the pandemic, and not all of them were negative. With the move to what seemed like across the board digitization: of how people work, network, and communicate, also came a fast growing trend for artists to monetize their art into digital art known as NFTs.

NFT is an acronym for “non-fungible token” and the best way it can be understood by those unfamiliar with blockchain technology is that it is one of a kind and thus, non transferable into another currency. While other crypto currencies can be transferred from one to another (i.e. ETH into Bitcoin into, later, FIAT currency), NFTs don’t possess this quality— making the access of certain NFTs even more exclusive.

Celebrities and influencers like Grimes and Logan Paul have recently received a lot of attention for NFTs they have bought and sold—often in the millions.

Usually corresponding with digital art, now, the first ever nature art piece, a 250 pound emerald provided by RX Law Air LLC, will be tokenized into an NFT by Be Pro Network LLC in an exclusive Miami, FL based ceremony on April 1st.

Be Pro Network is a DeFi multi-service firm powered by a network of professionals and blockchain technology. They support clients with the securitization of hard assets via conversions to digital tokens, while also providing commercial financing to businesses. RX Law Air LLC owns the emerald.

Both parties worked with Matthew Grzeszxt, the referral agent in the transaction. Grzeszxt has traveled the world for over 35 years selling natural stone products; he owned a factory in Turkey that sold 3.4 million square feet of marble and travertine. Today, he is a BPN referral agent.

The stone, which has an assessed value of $105 million, is currently stored at a prestigious art gallery in Miami, FL, and will be taken out for the afternoon ceremony. Edward Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Be Pro Network, believes that digital currencies are setting the stage for an exciting form of innovation and impact.

"Society must embrace structural changes because things would never go back to what they were before,” he commented.

The private ceremony is for invited elite guests only and requires pre-registration necessitating identification such as passports to ensure optimum security.

Max Pomeranz the general counsel to RX Law Air, is excited about the prestigious confirmed guests, including esteemed academics in gemology.

“Professor Norman M. Rodi will be present to share his insights on this extraordinary art,” noted Pomeranz.

To learn more about the event and get in touch with Be Pro Network, get in touch here.

About Be Pro Network and RX Air LLC: Be Pro Network is a DeFi multi-service firm powered by a network of professionals and blockchain technology. They support clients with the securitization of hard assets via conversions to digital tokens, while also providing commercial financing to businesses. RX Air LLC is an asset holding company with possession of high value natural assets including emeralds and more.

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