Homeless Woman’s Life saved by Breast Cancer Angels

3rd Annual Stacy Feltman Breast Cancer Angels Fundraiser

Outlets at San Clemente Shopping Fundraiser

On 09/06/18, BCA received a letter from a client that they had saved her life by providing her with housing assistance

LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA , USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 6, 2018 – Breast Cancer Angels recently received a letter from a client indicating that they had saved her life by providing her with housing assistance, a necessity required in order to obtain chemotherapy.

“I am blessed to be alive and to have this opportunity to thank you for your generous and loving financial assistance these past three months,” said the client, who wishes to remain anonymous.

“Becoming homeless was frightening enough, but when I received my breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, I was unable to begin treatment because I didn’t have a place to live. I had to put off my cancer treatment which made things worse, and it wasn’t until a shelter worker was able to place me in shared housing, that I was able to begin chemotherapy. With Breast Cancer Angels’ financial assistance, I was able to continue treatment without the added worry of finding ways to pay rent. Breast Cancer Angels are a true blessing to those they help.”

Breast Cancer Angels is a unique organization that provides direct financial and emotional assistance to breast cancer patients (and their families) in all of Southern California as they undergo breast cancer treatment. Generous volunteers drive patients to appointments, babysit for clients’ children, provide billing and medical office assistance, deliver meals, gifts and more.

“Corporate sponsors pay our overhead which enables us to give 100% of all funds raised, directly to the women and their families in need,” states Debra Stroman, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Angels. “We can honestly tell donors that ALL that they give, goes directly to helping women fighting breast cancer.”

Each year, Breast Cancer Angels’ involvement with more families grows, and they rely on their dedicated sponsors to host fundraisers, golf tournaments and parties to service the needs of their clients.

For information on upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://www.breastcancerangels.org/upcoming-events/

Upcoming events include:

Citadel Outlets Shopping Fundraiser
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Citadel Outlets, Los Angeles, CA

3rd Annual Stacy Feltman Breast Cancer Angels Fundraiser
Friday, October 5, 2018
Coto de Caza, CA

Outlets at San Clemente Shopping Fundraiser
Saturday, October 6, 2018
San Clemente, CA

18th Annual Holiday Luncheon & Boutique
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Waterfront Hilton Huntington Beach

About Breast Cancer Angels
The mission of Breast Cancer Angels is to provide immediate financial and emotional assistance for individuals and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment. Primary assistance occurs in all of Southern California. Breast Cancer Angels is an independent, not for profit, 501 (c ) (3) organization.

Debra Stroman
Breast Cancer Angels
(714) 898-8900
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Lockdowel Names Stephen P. Anderson CEO

Lockdowel’s new CEO Stephen P. Anderson is ready to help cabinet and furniture customers improve productivity with Lockdowel fastening. Lockdowel’s glue-less, tool-less, slide-to-lock, easy assembly reduces waste and enables flat-packing.

Lockdowel’s new CEO ready to help cabinet, furniture and closet customers improve productivity

Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and RTA shipping. By providing glue-less, tool-less fastening, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of production.”

— Stephen P. Anderson, Lockdowel CEO

FREMONT, CA, USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lockdowel Inc., the glue-less, tool-less fastening company that is propelling the woodworking industry to simpler lower cost assembly, announces the addition of Stephen P. Anderson as the company’s CEO.

Anderson is an expert in increasing company value through customer focus, employee engagement, and continuous improvement through lean implementation. He brings more than 25 years of experience leading private, public and family-owned building and wood product companies-including Enkeboll Designs, Pergo, and Wellborn Forest Products. Anderson has learned that lean principles and practices can be applied to any business and business process, and is looking forward to working with the team at Lockdowel to make the company the preferred source for woodworking fastening systems. He holds a Masters of Management and an M.B.A. from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and a B.S. in Psychology from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

“Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and Ready-To-Assemble shipping. By providing a glue-less, tool-less fastening method, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of their production. Their quality improves with less rework and fewer returns, and productivity increases significantly,” Anderson says. “I know many customers want an invisible fastener that provides sturdy joints, and Lockdowel is a perfect solution.”

“I’ve seen a lot of exciting trends in woodworking, and a fastening solution that increases a company’s capacity by 60% without adding headcount means it’s time to change the industry’s paradigm.”

Anderson says customers are his number one focus and he will be talking with as many as possible. He encourages companies to call him to discuss their needs and how Lockdowel can help them improve productivity and profitability: (650)477-7112 ext. 101

About Lockdowel

Lockdowel manufactures glue-less, tool-less invisible fasteners and snap-in drawer slides and hinges for fast and easy installation and assembly of cabinets, furniture and architectural millwork. Patent pending.

Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538, (650) 477 7112 www.lockdowel.com See Lockdowel fastening assembly at — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLbDTTOtgU

Mary Lynn Heath
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Ten dollars is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West antique auction October 5th

Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Magnificent Chinese Qianlong cloisonne altar set, with a central censer, pair of vases and pair of candlesticks (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Russian religious icon depicting Madonna and Child, displayed in a repousse silver frame (est. $300-$500).

Auctioneer Todd Converse stands with a Seth Thomas double-dial calendar regulator shelf clock in mahogany veneer, 42.5 inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000)

Pair of large and heavy silver urns, 61 inches tall counting the included painted and marbleized cube stands (est. $6,000-$8,000).

All lots have a starting bid of just $10, a tactic designed to encourage newcomers to the auction arena and seasoned veterans to jump in and bid on the 435 lots

MALVERN, PA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.

Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well as the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, HiBid.com and Auctionzip.com. All lots have a starting bid of $10, a tactic designed to encourage newcomers to the auction arena and seasoned veterans, too, to jump in and bid.

The West category features furniture, fine art, fine clocks and jewelry, decorative items, sterling silver, Russian icons, World War II uniforms and medals, and African tribal artifacts. The East category boasts fine Japanese woodblock prints, Chinese furniture, cloisonné, porcelain, plaques, fine paintings, sterling silver, 14kt and jade jewelry, brushpots, lacquer and musical instruments.

Two lots from the East are strong candidates for top lot of the auction, each with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. One is an unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada. The other is a magnificent Chinese Qianlong cloisonné altar set, comprised of a central censer, a pair of vases and pair of candlesticks, elaborately decorated in cloisonné archaic forms with gilt bronze.

Another cloisonné lot is the cylindrical Qing Dynasty prayer wheel on a spindle with flower and tendril designs over a lotus petal design, and a mantra written in a Nepalese language on bottom (est. $2,000-$4,000). Also, an antique thangka (religious painting on a scroll), with a female tara wearing a jeweled headdress as its central figure, bordered in silk brocade, should hit $600-$800.

An 18th century pierced and carved Chinese zitan painting table with repeating square motifs and interlocking apron patterns, having a floating panel on top, stylized dragon feet and shaped stretchers, has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000; while furniture from the West will feature a French bedroom frame and marble-lined side tables marked A. Hugnet (Paris) (est. $400-$600).

Silver lots will be led by an impressive pair of very large and heavy urns, 61 inches tall counting the included painted and marbleized cube stands, showing Grecian style robed male and female figures (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a complete service for eight by Towle in the Madeira pattern, with a ladle, cheese knife, sugar tongs and nut spoon, weighing 1684 troy oz. (est. $800-$1,200).

A Chinese Qianlong celadon vase, 11 inches tall, with the top of the square neck having an archaic plantain border and with pierced handles, embossed with the Qianlong six-character reign mark, is expected to bring $4,000-$6,000; and a four-tier Chinese huanghuali lunchbox with side lock, and the sides of the base pierced with scrolled ends, should make $400-$600.

A Seth Thomas double-dial calendar regulator shelf clock in a mahogany veneer, 42 ½ inches tall by 18 inches wide, with Roman numerals on the top dial, two keys, a pendulum bob and weight, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Also, a Herschede tall case clock made from burled maple with brass trim, having a hand-painted moon dial, 87 inches tall, should rise to $1,000-$1,500.

A polished patinated bronze bust by Emmanual Villanis (Fr./It., 1858-1914) of Phryne, best known for her trial for impiety when she was defended by the orator Hypereides, circa 1900, signed and titled, should reach $2,000-$4,000. Also, an African Chokwe mask, 16 inches tall, with black surface paint, large eye sockets and a pierced nose carries an estimate of $300-$500.

A signed autumn woodland scene by Robert William Wood (Br./Am., 1889-1979), done in the American impressionist style, 38 inches by 28 inches and housed in a heavy gold-leafed frame, is expected to realize $2,000-$3,000; while a 1778 lithograph depicting Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France, hand-painted by Baron Andre Jolly of Brussels and engraved by W.O. Geller in London, in a 50 inch by 30 ½ inch frame with cast iron corners, should breeze to $600-$900.

The World War I officer and doughboy uniforms of American R.F. Jackson, along with his dog tags, Elgin watch with engraved band, two George Washington pins and an extensive scrapbook of his war experiences, should finish at $1,000-$1,500. Also, a charming folk art pencil and watercolor rendering of a horse in his stall, signed “S. Mills” and dated 1860, has an estimate of $100-$200.

A late 20th century Russian champlevé enamel wine goblet, decorated in Russian style patterning with flowers and leaves, marked “NC84” on the bottom, should change hands for $1,000-$1,500; and a Russian religious icon depicting Madonna and Child, made from silver, enamel and oil and displayed in a repousse silver frame, 5 ¾ inches by 7 ¼ inches, has an estimate of $300-$500.

Previews will be held in the Converse Auctions gallery, located at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, in eastern Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia, from Tuesday thru Thursday, Oct. 2nd-4th, from 10-4 Eastern. Bidders can enjoy the lowest buyer’s premium when they bid directly through www.ConverseAuctions.com.

Converse Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, you can send an e-mail to info@ConverseAuctions.com. Curious about an item’s value? Bring your items (or photos) to Free Appraisal Tuesdays, every Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Malvern gallery.

For more information about Converse Auctions and the internet-only Important $10 Start East Meets West Antiques Auction on Friday, October 5th, please visit www.ConverseAuctions.com.

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Todd Converse
Converse Auctions
(610) 722-9004
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Reason Foundation's Robert Poole Keynotes, 'Rethinking America's Highways,' Policy Briefing Luncheon Friday in Atlanta

Robert Poole

Book Forum highlights Poole's provocative proposals on better infrastructure for the 21st Century

Poole's trail-blazing policy papers introduced new concepts into U.S. transportation policy.”

— Georgia Public Policy Foundation

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Metro Atlanta's long-awaited Northwest Corridor reversible Express Toll Lanes just opened. In a few short weeks, MARTA will announce how it plans to spend an estimated $2.5 billion in sales tax funds over the next 40 years. Gwinnett County just scheduled its voter referendum on a transit tax; similar announcements are expected to follow.

What's next for transportation policy?

Register by Thursday for a Policy Briefing Luncheon with Robert Poole, co-founder of Reason Foundation and its Director of Transportation Policy, at 11:30 a.m on Friday, September 21, at Cobb County's Georgian Club.

Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, this event is a book forum featuring Poole's new book, "Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure." A limited number of his books are available for pre-order on Eventbrite at the discounted price of $20.


Poole's trail-blazing policy papers introduced new concepts into the U.S. transportation policy world:

*Public-private toll concessions for highway projects
**HOT (high-occupancy/toll) lanes
***HOT/express toll networks
****Dedicated truck toll lanes
*****Virtual exclusive busways
******Managed arterials.

This Policy Briefing Luncheon, which is open to the public, is $50 to attend. Register online here by Thursday, September 20.

Difficulty registering? E-mail benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050.
Media who wish to attend MUST contact Benita Dodd.

What: “Rethinking America's Highways,” A Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum
Who: Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundatino
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 (Registration, networking begin at 11:00 a.m.)
Where: The Georgian Club
Directions: 100 Galleria Parkway,Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual (Athletic wear, sneakers, T-shirts and shorts are not allowed.)

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, established in 1991, is a nonprofit, independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. This year, the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program ranked the Foundation as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks” (2017 Global Go-To Think Tank Index). Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries.

Benita Dodd
Georgia Public Policy Foundation
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Ai4 Healthcare, Nov 12/13, NYC: A Conference Exploring Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

For two days in New York City, business & technical leaders from top health systems, pharmaceutical, & insurance will unite to share their visions for AI & ML.

Thanks to artificial intelligence, the healthcare industry is finding new ways to cure disease, deliver better care for patients, and cut costs across the board.”

— Marcus Jecklin, Co-Founder, Ai4

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In order to spur the adoption of AI, the Ai4 Healthcare Conference is an application-only gathering of business leaders, data practitioners, and AI pioneers aimed at figuring out what artificial intelligence actually means to the healthcare industry. The conference focuses on AI use cases within the healthcare industry. Speakers from top healthcare companies will take the stage to discuss the ways in which they have successfully implemented and benefitted from artificial intelligence and machine learning practices. Attendees include senior leaders from top healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance providers.

Day One, November 12th, is the Data Summit, which is geared towards technical job roles: the builders, engineers, and architects. Technical leaders at major hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, and insurers will take a deep dive into the specifics of their machine learning models.

Day Two, November 13th, is the Business Summit, which is intended for business-focused and hybrid job roles: the executives, product leads, and heads of innovation. The content will focus on the business impact of top AI use cases in the healthcare industry including AI for patient care, medical imaging & diagnostics, management, and research & development.

You can apply to attend Ai4 Healthcare, taking place on November 12th and 13th, 2018 at Convene 117 W 46th Street, New York, NY.

Common AI applications in the healthcare industry include AI for electronic health records, pricing & risk, population health, diagnosis & prescription, medical devices, brand management, chatbots, insurance fraud, case prioritization, imaging insights, and drug discovery. Healthcare companies are making use of artificial intelligence at every level, causing company-wide changes in internal operations, investment decisions, and end products.

Ai4 Healthcare is part of the larger Ai4 Conference Series which organizes application-only & industry-specific conferences centered around AI applications. Most recently, Ai4 Finance took place on August 21st and convened all the major banks and hedge funds to explore AI. The organizers behind Ai4 have also convened tens of thousands of people for the future festival known as Worlds Fair Nano.

Confirmed Speakers for Ai4 Healthcare Include:
Bülent Kiziltan, Head of Deep Learning, Aetna
Peter Fleischut, SVP and Chief Transformation Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Dmitriy Gorenshteyn, Senior Data Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Sasha Gutfraind, Senior Healthcare Data Scientist, Blue Health Intelligence
Aleksandar Lazarevic, Senior Director of Data Science, Aetna
Christopher Lehmuth, Senior Director – Enterprise Data, Express Scripts
Melanie Kambdur, Search Team Lead, Oscar
Michael Berger, VP – Population Health Informatics, Mount Sinai Hospital
David Tsay, Associate Chief Innovation Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Chris Steel, Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, IQVIA
Len Usvyat, VP – Integrated Care Analytics, Fresenius Medical Care
Viraj Patwardhan, VP Digital Design & Consumer Experience, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

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Miriam Chesner explores the Latin American culture

Miriam Chesner

Latin American culture enjoys a broad range of influences, both modern and from throughout history.

MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Whether 'high culture' or 'pop culture,' the culture of Latin America is as fascinating as it is varied. Also taking in religion and other customary, cultural practices, it's an area of great interest to Miriam Chesner, a New York University graduate, teacher of English as a second language, and cultural expert based in New Jersey.

Miriam Chesner goes on to explain that much of Latin American culture can be broken down into key areas of influence. These include the influences of pre-Columbian cultures, European colonial cultures, African cultures, and cultures originating in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Eastern Europe. "These European cultures are the result of immigration during the 1800s and 1900s," Chesner reveals.

Folklore also plays a large part in Latin American culture, often divided into Folk Catholicism, Colombian, Brazilian, and Mexican folklore.

Latin America further enjoys strong cultural influences from China, India, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Japan, again as the result of immigration, this time predominantly from the arrival of laborers. "Individuals arriving from these countries, in particular, have had great influences on the culture of places such as Cuba, Panama, and Peru, largely centered around food and art," Chesner adds.

"I find Latin American culture truly arresting," suggests Chesner, currently a resident of New Jersey. "Nowhere else on earth is the culture so varied and so vibrant."

Areas of particular interest to Chesner are visual art, literature, music, and philosophy, as they pertain to culture in Latin America.

Other key areas of the culture as a whole, according to the New York University graduate, center around sport, film, theater, modern dance, and cuisine.

"Cultural influences are incredibly broad in Latin America," she reveals. "In terms of sport, for example, Latin American culture is heavily influenced specifically by the British, while Latin American music borrows from a much wider spectrum of styles and other countries and cultures."

Cuisine has perhaps the broadest-reaching range of influences, borrowing simultaneously from as far afield as France, Africa, and Japan in parts of Latin America.

"Finer details of all other areas, such as music, art, theater, and dance, further differ between Mexico, Central America, and South America, too," NJ-based Chesner explains.

Asked to highlight other particular areas of interest, Chesner focuses specifically on South America, putting emphasis on the cultures of the Andean states, Peru, Brazil, and Venezuela, for example.

"The whole of Latin America is fabulously culturally diverse," she adds, wrapping up, "and I would urge anyone to delve into the history of culture in the region should they wish to discover more."

Eric Ash
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K2 Energy Solutions, Inc. (“K2”) continues financial transformation with appointment of new CFO

Robert Licha

Robert Licha

Robert brings a great financial skillset and keen insight into the evolving battery and energy storage industry…”

— Sean Campbell

HENDERSON, NV, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — K2 Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Lithium-ion batteries, has announced the appointment of Robert Licha as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for K2 Energy, succeeding Robert Horito.

“I am pleased that we have such an accomplished and seasoned Financial Officer as Robert Licha to follow Robert Horito as CFO and lead K2 Energy into our next chapter of growth,” said Sean Campbell, Chief Executive Officer for K2 Energy. “I look forward to working closely with Robert to achieve our overall strategic and financial goals as he pilots the company through its next phase of financial stewardship.”

“I’m excited to financially navigate K2 Energy at this pivotal point in the company,” said Licha. “As I’ve gotten to know K2 through the last years in my Lithium Battery career, I’ve found that it has some key ingredients for success – great customers, great products and great people.”

“Robert brings a great financial skillset and keen insight into the evolving battery and energy storage industry, and a proven track record of building financial value across multiple brands and businesses,” states Campbell.

Robert Licha joined K2 Energy after a successful career with Quallion, LLC, where he served as CFO, as well as in other executive management positions. During his tenure with Quallion, Licha was responsible for financially positioning the company as a leading Lithium Ion Battery technology company focused on Medical and Military/Defense Markets.  He also brings experience from several Operational Management roles during his career.

“This is an exciting time for K2 Energy, particularly with the increased global demand for cost-effective and reliable energy storage solutions as many industries transition to new technologies to meet customer needs,” Licha said, “I look forward to leveraging my experience as I work alongside the talented and experienced team at K2 Energy to expand the company’s existing business, positioning K2 Energy for future global growth.”

K2 Energy was founded in the growing technology hub of Henderson, Nevada in 2006, and is a leading developer and producer of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, which are used in many advanced medical, industrial, and military applications as well as powering a variety of electric vehicles. K2 Energy produces both energy-optimized and power-optimized products, which have a multitude of consumer, product, safety, and environmental benefits compared to traditional lead acid batteries.

K2 Energy not only provides cutting edge technology in the Lithium ion energy storage market, but has a world class team of scientists and engineers with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of energy storage design, systems integration, manufacturing, support testing and quality control. K2 offers inception to implementation (turnkey) solutions for our customers. K2 Energy’s knowledge base encompasses cell, pack and system level research, design, development, and manufacturing which allows K2 to optimize battery solutions to achieve customer goals.

Lisa Meyer
K2 Energy Solutions
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John Marshall Associate Dean Fong Appointed to ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rodney Fong, Associate Dean for Academic Achievement, Institutional Assessment & Bar Preparation at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, was appointed by the American Bar Association to be a member of the Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.

The ABA Pipeline Council acts as a think-tank and programmatic incubator for activities that foster a more diverse educational pipeline into the legal profession and provides the forum for key stakeholders to address issues and build networks for change in educational systems and the legal profession.

“Pipeline programs are necessary to insure the flow of future lawyers from underrepresented communities,” Fong said. “There are countless pipeline efforts across the country from high-school moot court teams to bar-association mentoring programs. I hope we can use the ABA’s national presence to maximize these pipeline efforts by fostering collaborations and sharing best practices.”

The Pipeline Council was established in 2000 by ABA President Bill Paul. Originally tasked with developing the Legal Opportunity Scholarship, the Council has expanded its efforts to include national initiatives, robust programming, rich resources and enhanced visibility for pipeline diversity programs and leadership in the legal profession.

For more than twenty-five years, Fong has designed, directed and consulted with academic support programs at several ABA law schools. He is known for his innovative approaches to developing institutional strategies to enhance student success in law school and passing the bar exam.

Fong has been studying the effects of psychological barriers on student performance, such as belonging, imposter syndrome, growth mindset, resilience and stereotype threat, and is converting strategies that have helped college students into strategies to improve law student performance. He also applies a multi-faceted approach to working with students by considering their life experiences, cultural background, generation and other factors that might affect their performance.

Fong currently serves as Chair of the State Bar of California Council on Access & Fairness and has previously served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Academic Support Programs and on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council. He also participated on the American Bar Association’s Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and volunteered on the Board of Directors of For People of Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people of color to enter law school and become attorneys.

Immediately before joining John Marshall in March 2018, Fong was the Director of the Office of Legal Services at the State Bar of California. He is a native of San Francisco and attended the University of San Francisco for his bachelor and J.D. degrees.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School
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Tips For Beginner Tennis Players with Connie Lynn Bandfield

Connie Lynn Bandfield

Tennis is a demanding sport both physically and mentally, Connie Bandfield gives tips to new players

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tennis is a physically demanding sport, and one of the most popular on the planet, both to watch as well as to play. But understanding the rules of tennis and executing some of the basic moves can be challenging to anyone who has never attempted to play before. It’s for that reason that Connie Lynn Bandfield, an interior design and absolute tennis enthusiast, has put together this beginner’s guide for players who are new to the game of tennis.

-Start with the basics

“Knowing the terminologies of terms associated with the game is a good place to start.” Says Connie Bandfield. “Simply getting on to the court and smashing the ball as hard as you can isn’t going to win you any games.” It’s therefore important to know what it means to serve, to volley, the difference between an overhead- and a groundstroke. Once you have these down you’ll be able to start applying them to your game on the court. Check out some definitions below to help you ease into it.

-Forehand – a shot made by swinging the racket across your body with your dominant hand. You have to wait for the ball to bounce before you can make this shot, however.

-Backhand – a shot made swinging the racket two-handed from the opposite side of your body and the back of your dominant hand facing forward.

-Volley – this shot is executed using only a slight swing, and it is used just before the ball hits the ground. Generally it’s done close to the net to force your opponent to run for it.

-Get a grip – It may sound basic, but learning how to hold a racket properly is fundamental to good form, and ultimately good tennis. It’ll help you achieve maximum control and deliver powerful shops. “Common grips include those made by brands such as Continental and Eastern.” Says Connie Bandfield. Ensuring that your racket has a decent grip that is securely properly will go leagues to improving your game later on.

-Warm up and cool down

One of the quickest ways to injure yourself or pull a muscle is by now warming up or cooling down. According to Connie Bandfield, it’s extremely important that players do some stretches or light jogging between one serve has even taken place. This will limber up your body and get you ready for higher levels of exertion.

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Mally Mall Featured On David Guetta's Double LP '7' Single, 'Motto' With G-Eazy And Lil Uzy Vert

Music Producer and Hit Maker Mally Mall has 3 Grammy Awards and more than 20 Grammy nominations

Music Producer Mally Mall is part of David Guetta 7; Powerglide for Rae Sremmurd goes Platinum; projects with French Montana and Jason Derulo up next

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Music producer extraordinaire Mally Mall lends his talents to the star-packed David Guetta double-LP "7" featured on the single "Motto" with G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert, dropping just last week.

Proving to be a banner year for the mega-producer, the Mally Mall-produced single "Powerglide" from Rae Sremmurd, the brother hip-hop duo from Tupelo, Mississippi currently on tour in the US, recently received Platinum certification both in the US and Canada.

Earlier this summer, another Mall-project, the video for the the Swae Lee-Slim Jxmmi single "Guatemala", shot on location in Guatemala, had a portion of the video's proceeds earmarked for the Red Cross to aid families of Guatemala affected by the deadly Fuego volcano.

With Swae Lee's solo career harkening, Mall had this to say about working with the young artist, "Swae's a great guy. He's so easy to work with and so talented. He's certainly one of the most talented guys that I've ever worked with. I've worked with everybody in the game pretty much and I have to say, every time I work with somebody new like this, it’s like a new level of talent."

Never any studio down time, Mall is executive producing French Montana's upcoming Jungle Rules 2 and just finished a song with Jason Derulo called "Last Night" featuring Quavo, Young Thug, Gucci Mane and Offset.

Born and raised in Northern California of Brazilian/Egyptian heritage, Mally Mall started his music career working with industry veterans Ant Banks and Rick Rock. Influenced by the Bay Area music scene, Mall has unequivocally helped to shape the landscape of the music industry today working with a 'who's who' of artists including Drake, Justin Bieber, Future, French Montana, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, TyDolla$ign, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Tyga and Usher.

Still shaping today's music culture, Mall continues producing and collaboration efforts with Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Jason Derulo, Party Next Door, Lil Pump, Offset, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and The Weeknd.

With creative and entrepreneurial interests outside of music, Mall served as an Executive Producer for the documentary "2 Turntables and a Microphone, The Life and Death of Jam Master J" alongside rapper/actor 50 cent.

To date, Mally Mall has received three Grammy Awards and more than 20 Grammy nominations with Mall-produced artists collectively representing more than a billion streams worldwide.

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Source: EIN Presswire