Hastings & Hastings Offers Advice on Motorcycle Safety

For residents of Phoenix, Arizona, summer is all about finding ways to beat the heat and stay cool. As  temperatures rise above 110-degress, many Phoenicians decide it is time to head out of town. They  retreat to the cooler climates of Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, or leave the state entirely. Taking a road  trip is a way to escape the oppressive heat of the Valley of the Sun and it is also an excellent way to  have fun. For many individuals, motorcycles represent a thrilling and fun alternative to automobiles.  Hastings & Hastings acknowledges that there is little better than hitting the open road on the back of a  motorcycle. However, motorcycles do pose unique safety concerns. Accidents involving motorcycles are  often quite severe, and have a high likelihood of result in major injury or death. Hastings & Hastings  offers advice on motorcycle safety.

One of the most important factors in motorcycle safety is proper attire. It is absolutely vital that riders wear a helmet. Hastings & Hastings notes that for helmets to function properly they need to fit properly. A helmet that is too snug will be uncomfortable and could even prove dangerous in the event of an accident. A helmet that is too loose could fly off in an accident and leave the rider exposed. Helmets should be full-face and extend around the entire head.

In their years providing representation for accident victims, Hastings & Hastings has learned the importance of proper footwear. Motorcycle shoes should be sturdy and snug. This allows optimal control of the motorcycle and provides protection in the event of an accident.

For motorcyclists, awareness on the road is important. Hastings & Hastings speaks on the danger of blind spots. A blind spot in an area around a car that drivers cannot directly observe by looking in their rearview or side-view mirrors. If a motorcyclist is in a driver’s blind spot, they are in danger. The nearby car could perform a lane change without ever knowing that the motorcyclist is present. Hastings & Hastings advises motorcyclists to avoid cruising in a car’s blind spot, which is typically 4-5 feet behind the vehicle on either side.

“Statistics routinely show us how dangerous it can be to ride a motorcycle. However, by taking the proper safety precautions, we can reduce the risk significantly. We would never want to discourage people from enjoying their motorcycles, but we would do anything we can to keep them safe,” said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.

The Sweetest Day of the Summer: August 22nd is National Eat-A-Peach Day

 

The Sweetest Day of the Summer: August 22nd is National Eat-A-Peach Day

Enjoy Summer’s Harvest Now and Year-Round Thanks to Locally-Grown, Canned California Cling Peaches

Sacramento, CA, August 22nd, 2016—From letting the juice run down our faces to beloved family recipes and a myriad of peachisms, Americans clearly have a love affair with peaches. And there is no better way to celebrate the flavors of summer than to honor this iconic fruit with National Eat-a-Peach Day.

While Georgia may be the “Peach State,” it is California’s lush Central Valley that produces nearly 90 percent of all of the Cling Peaches that are frozen or packed in cans, jars and fruit cups so that peach lovers can enjoy those just-picked flavors year-round. Hand-picked at the peak of ripeness and packed within 24 hours, California Cling Peaches offer year- round summer flavor. In fact, many of the restaurants that offer complimentary peach cobbler and slices of pie on August 22nd, often do so thanks to the goodness and convenience of California’s finest.

“I’m from a peach-growing family, so I know that there are only three ways to get a really good peach: out of your own backyard, from your local farmer’s market, or from a can,” says Registered Dietitian Susan Micheli. “National Eat-A-Peach Day is a great reminder that the fresh season is very short and to savor it. To me, the beauty of canned is that you can enjoy a delicious, nutritious peach any time, while supporting a locally grown product.”

Micheli knows her science. Thanks to a study conducted by Oregon State University (OSU) and the Linus Pauling Institute, the California Cling Peach industry has proven what family peach growers have known all along: California canned peaches are nutritionally equivalent to their fresh counterparts, and some nutrients—Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Antioxidants—increase thanks to the canning process. For more information on the study, visit: http://calclingpeach.com/osu-study/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aM_tlS6nY8

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Founded in 1996, The California Cling Peach Board is a California State Marketing Order, issued in furtherance of the desire of California’s cling peach growers to create an environment that enhances the use of cling peaches through promotion, advertising, consumer education, production and marketing research, establishment of grades and standards, and compilation of industry statistics.

Contact:

Ginny Hair
Echo Communications
ginnyh@echopr.com
Adrienne Hegarty
adriennem@echopr.com
925.298.7262
www.calclingpeach.com
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The PCA / TCA World Caddie / Caddy Association HQ. School offers for the Olympics their exclusive Caddie Education program to the World

Hello Olympic Golf World Fans,

A big Thank You to Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar ( Team USA )  and Phil Mickelson for Great Golf that was heaven sent to help the game. Hats off to the PGA TOUR, LPGA, PGA of America, USGA, R&A, NGF, European TOUR, Japan Golf Tour,  Korea Tour and ALL Golf Tours &  Association for what you do for the Kids and the game.

Team PCA is offering our exclusive PCA On-line Caddie educational program to YOU and ALL countries in the word to help grow the game and your golf program.  SEEing golf through the Eyes of a PCA Caddie we guarantee you will lower your score and have more fun – The Basics of Course Management –  FORE only $25 – WOW :) or go to The Caddy Girls USA site and get the program FOR ONLY $25 HERE>   http://tcgcertificateprogram.yolasite.com/

We will also send your one of our books FREE – signed on request when you become a FRIEND OF PCA – Contact Dennis@PCAhq.com for the link to get started, ” THINK LIKE A CADDIE, PLAY LIKE A PRO ” (  http://www.thegolfwire.com/stories/215479  )  IMPROVE YOUR GAME = Book #1 = Foreword by Arnold Palmer & Preface by Ben Crenshaw or our 2nd book – Mastering Golf’s Toughest Shots – forward by PGA HOF player Gary Player & Preface by HOF Caddie Alfred “Rabbit” Dyer – SEE>  http://www.thegolfwire.com/stories/257421

Seeking Partners for world launch
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The 2000 Caddie Hall of Fame ( HOF ) lost footage during the 2000 Open Championship in St Andrews , Scotland has been found and Team PCA is sharing with the world and seeking other Caddie HOF Nominations to help grow the game. The PCA World Caddie Foundation has released never seen before footage below to Honor The OPEN Championship, the Caddies, R&A, PGA TOUR, LPGA and Players  to help grown the game for the Kids. See great stories from HOF Caddies  James “Tip” Anderson, Willie Aitchison and Peter Coleman

**** BREAKING GOLF / OPEN NEWS

Set back and enjoy a WALK through history and great stories from our 2000 Caddie Hall of Fame inductees – Bernhard Langer awards the Waterford prize.

SEE and SHARE here >  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxGugo3mew 

The Caddie Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 by the PCA Caddie Foundation and Dennis & Laura Cone and started on the grounds of the World Golf Village inducting the inaugural 1999 class of Alfie Files (  Tom Watson ) ,  Angelo Argea, ( Jack Nicklaus ) Mike ” Fluff ” Cowan  ( Tiger Woods & Jim Furyk ) , Carl Jackson ( Ben Crenshaw ) , Peter Coleman (  Bernhard Langer ) , Herman Mitchell ( Lee Trevino )  and more –  See all the Caddie HOF inductees at the WGA site = http://www.wgaesf.org

The World Caddie Hall of Fame nomination committee is launching a world campaign to get nominees for the 2017 Caddie Hall of Fame and beyond.  

They are asking for your support and nominees for the Kids and the Game. 

The Caddie Hall of Fame History and Caddie HOF induction of the PCA Founders – Dennis and Laura Cone in 2011 – PCA HOF induction @ BMW , PGA TOUR, Fed-Ex Cup

SEE >  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgr9bNTbxg

The ” CADDIE COMEBACK ” IS HERE – Please help Team PCA and organized Caddie groups worldwide.

It’s not about US but for the Kids, the game & Veterans 
SEE> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H63a8s4_s1U

The only worldwide caddie education and PCA certification program that is used at top clubs in the world.  Team PCA Helped educate and certify over 22,800 caddie/members who play golf with the decision makers of the world since 1997 = Join the Team and support the mission – TODAY

Contact Dennis@PCAhq.com  For sponsor and the opportunities to help and have your company endorsed by PCA  and details

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Join us in the DR = http://www.mtcglobalsolution.com/tours/pcagolf/

Our new brand launched @ TPC – Life Saver Golf ( Saving Lives while saving Par )

SEE>  http://www.thegolfwire.com/story/321615 

PCA hit the world golf wire during the  Masters week

Looking for PARTNERS and PGA or LPGA Leadership = Please open our links to SEE our heartbeat

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For a interview with the PCA Founders Dennis and Laura Cone  and FREE H-Res photos contact:

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386-446-8721 USA

MARINA ROSE, QDNA® QUANTUM DNA ACCELERATION® JOINS HUFFINGTON POST – GPS FOR THE SOUL

MARINA ROSE, QDNA® QUANTUM DNA ACCELERATION® JOINS HUFFINGTON POST – GPS FOR THE SOUL

Cutting edge science meets the mysticism and the ancient arts of mind-body-energy medicine in this monthly Blog, exploring health, science and spirit. QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration | Accelerating Your Path To Extraordinary Living.

At the leading edge of quantum science a revolution of ideas is emerging that challenges everything we believe about the nature of our world and how we define ourselves within it.

Here, on the quantum level, consciousness is central in shaping all aspects of our world. From the smallest cellular structure, to the broadest life experiences, every thought, every belief, and every action has the power to transform every aspect of our lives, because reality at its core is made manifest through direct connection to the quantum field.

Join Marina Rose, QDNA® Quantum DNA Acceleration® on Huffington Post – GPS For The Soul as she explores these cutting edge breakthroughs in quantum science and provides practical, everyday tools to integrate this knowledge into the core of our daily lives, allowing us to see our role in life of that of the active creator, rather than merely the passive observer, creatively shaping our experiences in a conscious and interconnected coherent world.

About OWN | Huffington Post

The Huffington Post Media Group, a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the launch of the Oprah Winfrey section on Huffingtonpost.com in August 2012 and it has since rapidly become some of the media giant’s most popular content, curated and created by writers and producers of OWN and Oprah.com.

The launch of OWN on HuffPost brought mutual praise of the partnership from both Huffington and Winfrey, and coincided with OWN’s launch of their premiere mobile app GPS for the Soul.

“Oprah was about engagement and authenticity long before engagement and authenticity ruled the web,” said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. “And since those qualities are deeply embedded in the DNA of both OWN and HuffPost, I’m delighted that we’ll be working together to enlarge and deepen the conversation on living our best lives.”

“I am delighted to join the conversation online at The Huffington Post,” said Oprah Winfrey. “We’ll be sharing some of the very best from OWN – life lessons and soul shifting moments as well as expert advice from some of today’s most inspirational thought leaders – all designed to help you have a happier, more fulfilled life.”

The special Oprah-branded experience combines the Huffington Post online community and the loyal followers of Oprah.com, creating a new platform where users engage on a more emotional and personal level, and discuss important topics relating to lifestyle, health, relationship and personal empowerment. These are themes that fit perfectly with the core principles of QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration, which provides the practical, everyday tools to incorporate quantum knowledge into our lives, offering cutting edge techniques to not only improve health and treat illness, but to develop the practice of a balanced holistic lifestyle that leads to a better, happier, more fulfilled life as well.

About Marina Rose, QDNA®

Marina Rose, founder and developer of QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration®, a revolutionary new technique for quantum growth in health, life and business, is an alternative health pioneer who employs cutting edge techniques that sit squarely at the intersection of the most leading edge scientific research and the ancient arts of traditional mind-body-energy medicine. She offers seminars, programs, lectures, and private sessions in QDNA® that accelerate personal and professional transformation.

Marina has been an alternative healing arts and wellness facilitator for the past twenty-one years and hold certifications in more than twenty-four healing modalities. She is a highly respected facilitator, educator and lecturer in the field, with private practice based in Venice, California.

Marina is the author of numerous articles on health and wellness, and is the author of The Magnificent Human Experience: Explorations In Consciousness and The Human Body, a bi-monthly blog dedicated to far ranging topics that bridge the worlds science, health and spirituality.

Decode, Recode And Transform Your Life™

The scope of Marina’s work has deepened and expanded tremendously over the years. Inspired by the ever increasing convergence of traditional mind-body-energy medicine and new discoveries in quantum physics and medical science, Marina has become a passionate advocate for assisting others in utilizing new techniques that combine these converging fields, not only to improve health and treat illness, but to offer a unique opportunity to reprogram and recondition the mind, body and spirit for far reaching and lasting results.

Marina strongly believes that there is nothing that cannot be healed or transformed when the mind, body and emotions are in balance.

From over two decades of professional experience, Marina has developed QDNA®, Quantum DNA Acceleration®, a combined holistic health and lifestyle modality that incorporates the most cutting edge medical and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of Epigenetics, Neuroplasticity, DNA Reprogramming and Quantum Field Theory, also known as the Four Pillars of QDNA®, assisting others in reaching their optimal state of wellbeing.

 From cellular structure and communication, to the workings of the mind:

Albert Einstein said it best, “The Field is everything”.

Marina Rose, QDNA® “Change Your DNA, Instantly Change Your Life.™

http://www.MarinaRoseQDNA.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/marina-rose-qdna

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/butterfly-effect/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gps-for-the-soul/the-blog/2016/08/06/

Institute of Dance Artistry Announces New Plymouth Meeting PA Studio Party

The Institute of Dance Artistry is pleased to announce our New Studio Party, celebrating the grand opening of IDA’s brand new Plymouth Meeting studio. Dancers and dance parents get to meet our professional dance teachers, have some food and some fun. You also get the opportunity to take advantage of open registration for IDA fall classes.

 We liked the idea so much we decided to do it twice. The first party takes place on Sunday, August 28th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The second party takes place Monday night, August 29th from 6 PM to 8PM. IDA Plymouth Meeting is located at 37 E. Germantown Pike (Whitemarsh Commons) in Plymouth Meeting, PA. A private parking lot with plenty of space is adjacent to the studio.

 Our new IDA Plymouth Meeting location features; 3 beautiful spacious studios, a comfortable parent waiting area and a cozy dancer lounge. Because IDA Plymouth Meeting is now conveniently located on E. Germantown Pike there is easy access and we have plenty of parking.

 IDA Plymouth Meeting also services Conshohocken, Blue Bell, Lafayette Hill, East and West Norriton, Center Square, Norristown and other surrounding communities. All IDA teachers have a degree in dance. All classes are taught by professional dancers and choreographer from the Greater Philadelphia area.

 Click or tap here to register for 2016 – 2017 dance classes at our new Plymouth Meeting Studios.

 For more information visit our mobile ready website: www.instituteofdanceartistry.com.

For more information contact Jamie Lipskin at 215.628.0600 or idadance@comcast.net

Dr. Michael K. Obeng will preform a miraculous surgery on Sarjo Trawally, a 4-year-old girl from Gambia with a life threatening facial Cystic Hygroma

 
From the anointed mind to the gifted hands of Dr. Michael K. Obeng, miracles have come true for many that cannot afford surgeries in third-world countries with poverty beyond understanding.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) AUGUST 13, 2016

After careful, strategically planned trips to four countries this summer, Dr. Obeng was touched and moved by 4-year-old Sarjo with her disfigured face. Dr. Obeng has arranged for Sarjo to come to United States where he will do what may seem by millions as impossible. Sarjo arrives in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 11, 2016, which is when her transformation will begin. Dr. Obeng was born with the gift himself, to touch and change lives, faces, bodies etc. of many, with no means whatsoever to handle the cost for these surgeries. Dr. Obeng, through his charity, R.E.S.T.O.R.E., Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts, and donations from the kindhearted, has been able to donate 100% of all services free for all surgeries that he and his select staff performs either on tour or case by case here in Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Obeng came to Midwestern State University (MSU) from Ghana. He saw a flyer about the university in a friend’s dorm room and knew it was in Texas, but that was all. While an MSU student, Dr. Obeng laid carpet, worked for Golden Corral, and drove a school bus for the Wichita Falls Independent School District. His bed was one he rescued from someone else’s trash, and he and his roommate alternated sleeping on it and the floor. After his first semester at MSU, he got a job at the Moffett Library and eventually landed a job as a residence assistant that paid his room and board, a big relief for a struggling student.

Dr. Obeng earned his Bachelor of Science from MSU in 1997, graduating cum laude with a major in Chemistry and a double minor in Mathematics & Biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed post-graduate work in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy Hospitals and The Shriner’s Hospital for Children before accepting a fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Obeng is currently the Director of his own private practice, MiKO Plastic Surgery and MiKO Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, California while also serving on staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Obeng is a noted author and lecturer on healthcare disparities around the globe. He has received numerous honors, awards and recognition for his professional achievements including a research grant from the National Institute of Health and the Herman A. Barnett Memorial Award for Excellence in Surgery and Anesthesia. His professional society memberships include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Dr. Obeng recently launched a consulting firm, Global Health Solution, which is aimed to bridge the gap between morbidity and healthy living in developing countries. He believes a “Healthy country is a wealthy country.”

In Ghana, Dr. Obeng saw the pain caused by physical deformities, and the helplessness of those afflicted as they lived with their situation with no money, and too few qualified physicians to have the problem corrected. To resolve this issue, he then formed R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide, Inc. in 2008 (Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts) to help those people and others in need. Since its inception in 2008 R.E.S.T.O.R.E.’s volunteer teams have traveled to 7 countries, including Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico and Nigeria performing over 200 reconstructive surgeries worth over $ 5,000,000 USD and all on a pro-bono basis. Dr. Obeng credits the giving spirit of teachers, advisers, and fellow students during his time at Midwestern State University, The University of Texas and Harvard for instilling in him the need to help others. “I won’t forget where it all started,” he said.

About R.E.S.T.O.R.E.: R.E.S.T.O.R.E. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit medical service organization that provides free reconstructive surgery and related medical services to children and adults with disfiguring deformities from birth, accidents and diseases. Many developing countries shun those afflicted with disfiguring deformities and look upon them as outcasts or “freaks”. Often their own families hide them from the general public to spare them from either being ridiculed or physically harmed because of their disfigured appearance.

Although there is an overwhelming need for plastic surgery in developing countries, these types of surgeries are not available because there are no personnel trained to provide the necessary surgeries. As part of the organizations mission they seek to educate and train local physicians in the techniques necessary to perpetuate their initial work to continually benefit more people for years to come.

“ONE FACE, ONE BREAST, ONE BODY AT A TIME”.

For more information or to help make a difference in Sarjo’s life with your donation 
http://www.restoreworldwide.co
http://www.mikoplasticsurgery.com
CONTACT: 
Lawrence Phillips (LP) 
LP PR Events Entertainment 
(310) 619-8048 
(310) 275-2701 
lppreventsentertainment13@gmail.com

CRAVING CRUSHER: Introduces Vegan Line for the ⅓ of Consumers who Crave Plant Based Foods

Miami, Florida:

The market is demanding vegan products that taste great and do not give up any moral standards.  As noted from an article on Latest Vegan News, plant-based options are everywhere these days — from fast food menus to steakhouses. Times are changing, and if the trend-watchers are correct, it looks like 2016 will bring even more milestones for the vegan movement.
 
Craving Crusher LLC is proud to be part of this movement, they are a company dedicated to the manufacturing of healthy and nutritious products that has been working on developing a great tasting Clean Vegan Line for the past year. Staying true to the mission of the company of providing healthy and sustainable products at an attainable price, the Craving Crusher Vegan line is nutritious with a healthy dose of plant based protein and are Gluten Free and Non GMO.

The Vegan line is being launched with two great tasting Vegan Bar Flavors and a Clean Plant based protein and nutrition powder. The Bars will launch with a Caramel Macchiato and Cherry Cashew flavor while the powder will have a hint of natural cocoa. The Clean and Lean powder has a clean and complete profile that is non GMO and contains 15g of plant based protein per scoop, fiber, pre biotics and probiotics and contains only 2g of sugar. This healthy mix will provide people with a true complete powder that can control hunger and provide clean nutrition. All three products not only appeal to Vegans but also will serve as a delicious introduction for Non Vegans into the healthy Vegan lifestyle without compromising nutrition or taste.
 
“There is growing data that indicate plant based proteins can provide complete nutrition. Our goal was to deliver that nutrition along with a superior taste profile that rivals, and in my opinion, exceeds that of most animal based products. I feel that we achieved that goal and are happy to deliver all this to our customers.” said founder, Franco Devecchi Jr.
 
“The past five years have shown interest in veganism grow in leaps and bounds,” said  The Vegan Scholar, a 21-year-old, vegan, second-year university student from Australia.
 
The Nursing Degree states that “Eating a healthy vegan diet has shown to prevent a number of diseases.” Craving Crusher, LLC helps those switch to a healthy, balanced vegan way of eating.
 
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Hastings & Hastings Speaks on Car Care

Hastings & Hastings, Arizona Premier Discount Accident Attorneys, have been defending the rights of accident victims in Arizona for over 36 years. Found by David Hastings, Hastings & Hastings has always placed clients first. Nothing demonstrates this client-focused approach more clearly than the Hastings & Hastings Discount Accident Fee, which has saved clients over $14 million in the last nine years alone. Always looking for new and innovative ways to save their clients money, Hastings & Hastings speaks on the essential aspects of car care. With diligent car care, people can save money by keeping their vehicles on the road long after the car has been paid off.

Hastings & Hastings advises that regular oil changes are an essential element of proper car maintenance. The engine is the heart of the car, and the oil is its lifeblood. Oil lubricates the engine and protects it from damaging itself and overheating. Car owners should check their owner’s manual to learn how often they should change the oil in their car. Some cars require oil changes every 3,000 miles, while others can go up to 10,000 miles before require and oil change. In part, the frequency between oil changes will depend on an individual’s driving habits.

Just as oil is essential to the function of a car, so too is fresh, clean air. For this reason, it is essential to clean and change air filters on a regular basis. The standard recommended time frame for changing air filters is 12 months or 12,000 miles. However, owners should always consult their owner’s manual. A dirty air filter will be blocked up by dirt and debris, inhibiting the free flow of air. This can lead to a number of severe complications. When in doubt, owners should bring their car into a trusted mechanic to have their air filters checked.

“Cars are very complicated machines. While changing the oil and the air filters regularly is crucial, that is just the start. One of the best things you can do is form a close relationship with a trusted mechanic. They can be your guide when it comes to car care. I am very close with my mechanic and I have been driving the same car for almost 10 years now,” said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SCIENCE-FOCUSED INTERACTIVE GAME FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, August 2, 2016 – Osman Rashid, founder and CEO of Galxyz has announced the launch of BLUE APPRENTICE (www.galxyz.com), an intergalactic science adventure that is the first fully interactive learning experience to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and combines science lessons with gameplay, making science and learning fun for kids.

Rashid, who previously founded the leading technology education companies Chegg, and Kno, Inc. launched Galxyz to address a negative trend in STEM education where U.S. school age children have been performing below proficient levels in science.

In conjunction with the launch of Blue Apprentice, Galxyz today announced an exclusive digital partnership with Popular Science to introduce groundbreaking science stories to kids ages 6-12. The new site, www.galxyz.com/vids, will feature Popular Science articles and offer exclusive video content starring animated Galxyz Blue Apprentice characters. The microsite will also feature the latest news, breakthroughs and discoveries emerging in real time in the physical, life, Earth and space sciences, communicated via both brands’ signature educational, approachable style.

Over 10,000 children participated in the beta version of Galxyz Blue Apprentice and more than 250 children participated in on-site usability tests, which has led to careful enhancements to the current version. The story-based adventure game was developed by a former Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive game developer, college science professors and reviewed by highly credentialed core content experts from across the world. Working together, the Galxyz team of video game experts and educators developed an experience that provides a perfect balance between entertainment and education for kids struggling with STEM and for those who love science and want to learn more in a fun new way.

“We have put together the combination of an awesome experience like a Pixar movie, the quality of a top-notch game and exciting science standards into a package never seen before by science,” commented Rashid.

While traveling through the galaxy solving problems related to over 45 science topics, players are able to enjoy the game at their own pace without the stress of a classroom setting and stringent deadlines. Also, each decision the player makes alters the story, so every player has his or her own individual experience. The game encourages mastery of elementary science concepts and develops scientific reasoning for elementary school kids. Galxyz also sequences Next Generation Science Standards-based curriculum to make it easier for parents and teachers.

A subscription unlocks dozens of levels of gameplay in story mode, multiple sandbox levels where children can freely explore science topics, and a customization and crafting tool based on the Periodic Table of the Elements. Subscribers also receive access to all new game content, which will be continuously added by the Galxyz team.

Some notable features of Galxyz Blue Apprentice include:

  • iOS and desktop computer compatible.
  • A combination of Pixar animation and cutting-edge learning design.
  • Lessons in Physical, Life, Earth and Space Sciences.
  • Text-to-speech feature helps early readers enjoy the story
  • Evolving gameplay that changes with the decisions made by the player.

Currently, the game takes approximately 38 hours to complete.

OSMAN RASHID, FOUNDER & CEO
Osman Rashid is an entrepreneur and leader in educational technology. Prior to Galxyz, Osman was a Co-Founder & CEO of Chegg, and Kno, Inc. (acquired by Intel in 2013), which developed a revolutionary interactive textbook to enhance college students’ scientific studies. He has received several honors in his professional career, including E&Y’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award (CA) 2009, Forbes Impact 15 for 2012 and Inc.’s Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs.

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Author Nick Olsen’s new book “Healing Words, Healing Heart, For a Loving Soul” is a moving collection of poems that convey hope, encouragement, love and understanding.

Nick Olsen, a dedicated writer and advocate of meditation, has completed his new book “Healing Words, Healing Heart, For a Loving Soul”:  a calming and spiritual assemblage of poetry sure to offer inspiration and hope.  Olsen hopes that, “…the thoughts in this book help address your everyday struggles, challenges, and lead to answers to your life questions.”  He began his own spiritual quest fifteen years ago, just after his father died, in order to answer for himself questions he had about his own life. Through meditation he found he could bring himself to a level of peace, harmony and calmness from which the answers he sought easily came.   

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Nick Olsen’s appeasing poetry collection was written to bring words of hope, encouragement, unconditional love, and understanding to all people.  The messages included reflect the soaring highs and wretched lows that all are sure to face in life, but they offer inspiration and encouragement.  The verses will help the reader grow and hopefully endeavour to comfort others and restore their spirit.    

Readers who wish to experience this powerfully inspiring work can purchase “Healing Words, Healing Heart, For a Loving Soul” at www.Nick-Olsen.com or bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.  

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.  

About Page Publishing:    

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.