IBG Inter Blockchain Group boast MSB license issued by FinCEN.

NEW YORK, USA, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inter Blockchain Group is one of the few business entities in the US which boast a Money Services Business license issued by FinCEN.

But what Is A Money Services Business?
Money services businesses provide currency exchange and conversion services for organizations all over the world.

The current rules amended in 1999 by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network revised the regulatory definitions of certain non-bank financial institutions for purposes of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and grouped the definitions into a separate category of financial institution called "money services businesses" or "MSBs."

Money services businesses often represent a significant portion of an economy: in the United States, for example, transactions handled by MSBs in 2017 amounted to over $1 trillion. Given the levels of criminal risk associated with the conversion of currency and transmission of money, MSBs are required to follow strict compliance regulations pertaining to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist legislation of the territory in which they operate.

Although the term ‘MSB’ varies between territorial jurisdictions, it is generally used to describe any business which engages in the following financial services:
• Acting as an office of currency exchange
• The transmission of money (or representation of money)
• Cashing cheques payable to customers
• Taking intermediary payments between a payer and a supplier through telecommunication, digital, and IT devices
• Offering payment services for bills – e.g. gas and electricity, or tax payments

From a practical perspective, an MSB might provide a customer with a short-term loan, money for a holiday, a cash remittance to family members abroad, or a facility for conducting business with an institution in a foreign location. MSBs may also deal in less-conventional or emerging financial services, like crowdfunding projects, cryptocurrencies, or other types of online payment.

MSBs are a common feature of financial landscapes in every part of the world – examples of global MSB regulators include:

The United Kingdom: MSBs must register with either the Financial Conduct Authority or HMRC, depending on the specifics of their business.

The United States: In the United States, MSBs must register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), be reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and comply with any relevant state and federal laws.

Canada: Broadly similar to the United States in terms of regulations, MSBs in Canada must register with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

Hong Kong: In Hong Kong, MSBs are known as money service operators (MSO), and are required to apply for a licence from the Customs and Excise Department in order to conduct business. MSOs in Hong Kong must abide by the Anti-Money and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance.

All these countries share the same high regularities where MSB is involved, making its license a bench mark for all legitimate financial business entities.

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The First Lady of Burundi Received Three Global Awards for Serving Humanity Through I Change Nations

First Lady of Burundi receives The Dr. Ruben West Voice of Change Award from Dr. Randy Brooks

First Lady of Burundi receives 2019 Woman of Greatness Award

Power of Collaboration Award Dr. Clyde Rivers, First Lady of Burundi and Dr Raymond Harlall

Dr. Clyde Rivers organized and facilitated the event where The First Lady of Burundi, Denise Nkurunizia was awarded three international global awards

The First Lady puts actions to her work to help the orphans and the poor in Burundi. This is heroic a first family leading the way for change.

— Dr Clyde Rivers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Sept 23 at the OPAD office in New York City during the week of the 74th United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Clyde Rivers special envoy for OPED worldwide and founder of I Changed Nations organized and facilitated the event where The First Lady of Burundi, Denise Nkurunizia was awarded three international global awards for her service to humanity. The Buntu foundation, which is the brainchild of the First Lady has centered on development of orphans and widows in the country of Burundi. This foundation has created a vocational training program along with several other programs that is preparing the disenfranchised people of Burundi for the competitive job market in Burundi. The Organization has created Buntu radio, which is a radio station that allows the widows and orphans success story be heard all over the country. These stories are encouraging others all over the country to do better and a Television Network is on the way. This is transforming the country

The First Family in Burundi has also taken well over 20 orphans in to their home and made them apart of their family. The First Lady puts actions to her work to help the orphans and the poor in Burundi. This is heroic says Dr. Clyde Rivers, a first family leading the way for change.

OPAD, The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development is very proud to be partner with I Change Nations to establish a new culture of honor for those that are alleviating poverty around the world. The First Lady of Burundi truly is a role model in this work of helping humanity.

The first award presented to the First Lady of Burundi, the I Change Nations Dr. Ruben West, Voice Of Change Award. This was given to her for her actions in building institutions and programs that are speaking loudly to the world at large today as the people in Burundi are being made better by her programs. The next award came from Canada. The Power of Collaboration Award present by Dr. Raymond Harlall , the founder of Local experts group from Canada. He expressed the collaborative work that the First Lady has done with all the major groups in Burundi and has created a Unity among all to develop the poor of her nation. This is why this award was presented on this day. Then the 2019 Global Woman of Greatness Award, Presented by the founder of the Purses, Pumps and Power Network. This is a elite network of women that are empowering the World Through business. The Woman Of Greatness Award is the top award given by the organization.

This is the first Award Ceremony of it’s kind presented by I Change Nations. Three different organization unifying for the betterment of the World to present The First Lady of Burundi these elite awards.

I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System, the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world.

I Change Nations was founder by Dr. Clyde Rivers, Dr. Rivers is the acting Representative to the United Nations – New York for the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI Dr. Rivers is the acting Ambassador and the Director of the North American Division of the Golden Rule International
Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards. Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives.In 201 Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America
Others that have received awards from I Change Nations include such leaders but not limited to President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country
First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people
Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka Honored for his efforts in the peace making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.
President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi – Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria – Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.
First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique – Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.
Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia – Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.
Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador, was honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.
Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia, was honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.

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The Industry-leading Vinyl Cutting Software – EasyCut Pro Now Available

The most complete sign design and cutting software that offers a variety of powerful tools and features needed for any sign-making business.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2019 – EasyCut, a leading developer of sign-making software programs, today announced the launch of its ultimate sign design and vinyl cutting software – EasyCut Pro. The next generation of print and sign-making software is here! Pro version comes with further features such as Print+Cut, cut by color separately, duplicate cutting, weeding, tiling, cut end action, 3D extrude effect, and many other amazing options. It offers the total solution for design, print, print-and-cut and direct-to-vinyl production workflow.

EasyCut Pro is the most powerful and full-featured sign-making software on market. It combines highly intuitive user interface, and the professional vinyl cutting features that takes sign making to the next level. It makes it possible for anyone to create high quality, printer-ready signs and decals in just minutes whether you are an experienced graphic designer, or this is your first time.

“We have many years’ experience in the signage industry which was well leveraged to develop the professional and easy to use sign-making programs.” said Eric Johnson, EasyCut’s Marketing Director. “EasyCut Pro is a natural extension of our current family of vinyl cutting applications. This new app gives our worldwide customers a choice for more advanced Print and Cut technology.”

There are over 500 different vinyl cutting plotters supported from Graphtec, Secabo, Silhouette, Summa, Roland, Mutoh, GCC, USCutter, UKCutter, AnaGraph, Refine, Seiki, Rabbit, Bridge, Kasa, Liyu, Redsail, Bascocut, Foison, TENETH, Creation Pcut, Saga, HobbyCut, VEVOR, Vinyl Systems, JSI, Skycut, Seiki, Signkey, PixMax, Vevor, Vicsign, Vinyl Express and etc.

With the release of EasyCut Pro 5.1.01, new features include:

1. The tiling feature that separates a design into two or more pieces.
2. Add a Weed Border for vinyl jobs, making it faster to weed the finished design.
3. Automatic color separation.
4. Cut each color separately.
5. Contour Cutting.
6. Cut end action options to rewind, do nothing or advance a specified amount.
7. Export as PDF added: vector and raster images.
8. Resample setting added to Trace Image.
9. Customize color of mat's background on each page of project.
10. High Pass Filter setting to improve the tracing of some images.
11. Option to put each individual tile on its own page.
12. Show print margins on the Cutting Mat for currently selected Printer.
13. True for 64-bit support.
14. 10 New cutting plotter models supported.
15. Fully compatible with Windows 10 and macOS 10.15 Catalina.
16. Other stability improvements and small bugs fixed.

To learn more about EasyCut Pro, please visit https://www.easycutpro.com/

Pricing and availability:

EasyCut Pro is available for both Windows and Mac platforms, including the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina and Windows 10. A fully functional free trial version may be downloaded from https://www.easycutpro.com/download.html , the full version retails at $199.95. Users who have previously purchased Easy Cut Studio can upgrade for $139.95 USD. Additionally, the software is also available through affiliates, resellers and distributors worldwide.

About EasyCut:

EasyCut is the leading provider of sign design and print & cut graphic solutions for the sign-making industry. our mission is to delight our customers by producing the world’s best digital large format printing and cutting software which is the most productive, innovative and feature rich software our customers have ever experienced, and all at the lowest possible price. The software is translated into multiple languages and distributed in over 100 countries with a loyal customer base.

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Daniel P Quinn in a Special program and talk for Madison Arts Center on 10/17/19.

Daniel P Quinn in a program at Fair Lawn Library

Program for the Madison Arts Center will include backstage stories from Milan to Dublin, Rome,Backstage at LaScala to Off-Broadway in 2019.

MADISON, NEW JERSEY, 07104, September 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Daniel P Quinn's special program for the Madison Arts Center will include NPR, Opera excerpts and tales in the Arts over 25 years from Milan to Dublin, Rome, and LaScala to Off-Broadway. Suggested contribution is $20.00. Students and Seniors half-price.

Daniel P Quinn's writing has appeared in The Italian Tribune; The Herald News; Audiophile Voice; Sensations; Theatre Journal; Italian Voice; Performing Arts Journal; Local Knowledge and The New York Times web.
“Daniel P. Quinn takes readers on a guided tour of his prolific career as an actor, director and producer through "a series of journalistic snapshots in a scrapbook of theatrical adventures." The Montclair Times.

This special program for the Madison Arts Center will include backstage stories from Milan to Dublin, Rome and NYC.
Congratulations daniel p quinn for completing: Newark, Italy + Me in 2019 (Lulu Books).

"Lively articles, letters and other documents MERGE into a personal narrative, Exits and Entrances constructs a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and successes Quinn experienced as he managed to create 25 years of working off-Broadway and beyond" The Montclair Times

Quinn's career has spanned the productions of such notable shows as the U.S. premieres Edward Bond's plays Stone, Derek and other works by British playwright;Sacco & Vanzetti by Daniel Gabriel, Away Alone by Janet Noble, and Two and Twenty by Paul Parente, and revivals of The Women of Trachis by Sophocles, and works by Seneca, John Maguire (1877), the controversial Black Jesus Passion Play in 1997 and 1998, and composers such as Stephen Foster, Hanns Eisler, Louis Morreau Gottschalk, Kurt Weill and Hector Berlioz.

Quinn also received The Short Play Festival Award for his work as producer on Two and Twenty, The Irish Institute Award for Honesty Is the Best Policy and Diary of a Madman received a Best Actor OBIE as well. He is also the author of "organized labor" (Barnes&Noble.com) which achieved notable coverage on American Public Radio, The Coast Star, The Bergen Record, Irish Post, and The Italian Voice. "organized labor' has been called "poignant and alive," "wonderful," and refreshing."

Join us as a donor or patron on 10/17/19 in Madison, or later events in Newark, Paterson or Manhattan.
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IPCC Report Panelists

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, IPCC Author and Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School

No Silver Lining Without Dramatic Changes in Policy on a Global Scale

You can hear movements within receding glaciers when you stand on them, and these desperate murmurings should not be witnessed idly. Nature is giving us a very clear message.”

— Rt. Hon. Katrín Jakobsdótti, Prime Minister of Iceland

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (“IPCC”) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (“the report”) made international headlines when it was released Wednesday at 5 am EST. The report reveals the extent to which climate change has already affected the world’s oceans and the cryosphere, which is defined in the report as “the components of the Earth System at and below the land and ocean surface that are frozen, including snow cover, glaciers, ice sheet, ice shelves, icebergs, sea ice, lake ice, river ice, permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground.” The report also provided myriad projections that reveal the probable effects on the oceans and the cryosphere if the world’s nations either fail to or fulfill their duties as established by the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement—namely, to keep the average global temperature increase to well below 2 ̊C above pre-industrial levels.

The report is clear: Failure to meet the bar set by the Paris Agreements will be catastrophic for humanity, as well as species that lack the ability to quickly adapt to dramatic changes in their ecosystem.

To better understand the report, three of its authors—Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Dr. Ben Orlove, and Dr. Robert DeConto—as well as two additional scientists, Dr. R. Max Holmes and Dr. Jennifer Francis, to speak before an audience at The Explorers Club on Wednesday evening. Following presentations by Drs. Oppenheimer, Orlove, DeConto, and Holmes, Dr. Francis joined the other four scientists on stage for a panel discussion that was moderated by host Dr. Philip Duffy, the Director of the Woods Hole Research Center and a former White House senior advisor on climate and science in the Obama administration. The event was part of The Explorers Club’s week of programming based around Climate Week.

The evening’s event began with opening statements from the Rt. Hon. Katrín Jakobsdótti, the Prime Minister of Iceland, who spoke passionately about not only the report, but some of the more salient effects of climate change, particularly how glaciers are disappearing from Iceland. She also spoke about climate change’s effects of the ocean waters surrounding her homeland. “The impact on the ocean is less visible, but no less profound,” she said, before relaying reports from several Icelandic fisherman, who claim to be seeing new species of fish that have migrated north because of warming waters. In her closing statements, she noted that you can hear movements within receding glaciers when you stand on them, and that these desperate murmurings should not be witnessed idly. “Nature is giving us a very clear message,” Ms. Jakobsdótti concluded.

Following the opening statement by Ms. Jakobsdótti, Monica Dean, a Senior Associate with the United Nations Foundation who works on Energy, Climate, and the Environment, provided the audience with some preliminary information about the immense scope of the research required to produce the report, describing it as “the most ambitious report cycle the IPCC has ever undertaken its 30-year history.” To draft the report, Ms. Dean said it required 104 authors from 36 countries, who worked for two years and assessed over “6,000 different sources of literature” and reviewed “31,000 government and expert comments.” After completing the report, the authors spent five days with delegates from 195 countries to approve a 42-page summary for policymakers.

The first of the presenters, Dr. Ben Orlove, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on mountains. He described how mountain glaciers in low- and mid-latitudes of the Earth are shrinking due to warmer air temperatures. Dr. Orlove also detailed how these glaciers and the usual runoff they produce from seasonal thawing contribute to rivers that are then used as a water source for peoples living in high altitudes. Increased runoffs due to warming temperatures, however, can lead to damaging floods and landslides. Should the process of deglaciation progress more rapidly, the results will not only be more flooding and more landslides, but the eventual disappearance of the glaciers. This will devastate communities in proximity to these rivers by severely restricting their water sources. Warming temperatures may also mean less snow in mountain regions, further denuding water sources during the spring thaw and threatening local economies, especially if they are based on agriculture or tourism.

Dr. Orlove added that the disappearance of glaciers has altered the topography of mountainous regions, thereby making some areas impossible to traverse. This can have a cultural—as well as an economic and environmental—impact. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and mountains that are sacred to mountain cultures may be damaged or become inaccessible. France’s Mount Blanc, for example, may cease to be white.

The next presenter, Dr. Rob DeConto, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on polar regions. Dr. DeConto presented a sobering look into how climate change is affecting glaciers in the Earth’s polar regions. He focused most of his attention on a series of graphs included in the report (see page 6 of the summary) that paint a picture of two vastly different scenarios.

In one, we continue on our current trajectory. If we follow this path, changes will become more pronounced in the future as the forces contributing to climate change compound and the effects (temperatures, sea acidification, ocean heat waves, etc.) become exponential in nature. Dr. DeConto, an expert on ice sheet dynamics, also noted that sea level rise could exceed previous projections because of changing dynamics within the Antarctic ice sheet system. Scientists did not fully understand the dynamics of this system until relatively recently. However, Dr. DeConto said the report shows that “Antarctica has the potential to contribute much more to sea level than we were thinking just five years ago.” Particularly after 2100, this could mean several meters in sea level rise. This will have a tremendous impact on existing coastal communities, especially small island nations.

The other path, which is more likely if we comply with the conditions of the Paris Agreement, shows these negative trends slowing or stopping entirely. In attempting to strike an optimistic tone, Dr. DeConto concluded, saying, “Even though there is going to be an ongoing increase in sea levels…you don’t turn the ice sheets around in decades or even centuries, but you can see it’s a much, much rosier picture with perhaps less than a meter of sea level rise even centuries out into the future, and that’s something that I think we can all probably deal with and tolerate.”

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, the next presenter, was one of the lead authors for the report’s section on sea level rise. Dr. Oppenheimer opened his remarks with a call for hope, but tempered this by admitting that his initial response to the findings was, “There’s a lot for us to do.” This especially pertains to adaptions and emissions reductions that can mitigate the effects and acceleration of sea level rise. Unfortunately, he noted that, “We’ve fallen further and further behind.”

Dr. Oppenheimer focused on a future in which sea levels continue to rise unabated. In this scenario, storm surges “will be riding on top of a higher sea level, so…the storm surge goes further inland.” Consequently, flooding in coastal areas becomes more common and so-called 100-year weather events become relatively common occurrences. By 2050, in many places around the world (including the East Coast of the United States), these storms may become annual events. Without adaptations and attempts to curb emissions, many coastal areas and small island nations will cease to be inhabitable without tremendous amounts of capital to either rebuild structures to accommodate frequent flooding or create barrier systems that keep sea water out.

The final presenter, Dr. Holmes, is a Senior Scientist and Deputy Director at the Woods Hole Research Center. Dr. Holmes spoke about the section of the report that focused on permafrost. “Permafrost is frozen ground,” he said. “It’s technically defined as ground that’s at or below the freezing point of water for two or more years consecutively, but in practice it’s ground that’s been frozen for hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of years.” Permafrost can be found underneath approximately 25 percent of the land area in the northern hemisphere.

Dr. Holmes said that as much as 70 percent of the near-surface permafrost in this region may be lost by 2100 due to rising air temperatures. On top of potentially damaging animals and people who rely on ecosystems underlaid by permafrost, thawing permafrost may release a great deal of carbon into the atmosphere, thereby contributing even more to climate change. To put into context just how much carbon is locked in the artic, Dr. Holmes explained that there are currently 850 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere; that there is approximately 500 billion tons of carbon stored in the vegetation around the world; and that there is 1,200 billion tons in existing fossil fuel reserves. In permafrost, “the thing that doesn’t get much attention…there is around 1,500 billion tons of carbon,” he said.

As permafrost thaws, bacteria begin to consume the organic matter that both contains the carbon and has been frozen, thereby releasing both CO2 and methane into the atmosphere. By 2100, Dr. Holmes said the report estimates that, in the best-case scenario, this will translate into “tens of billions of tons of carbon released.” If we do not act, he said, “We’re talking something over one hundred billion tons.”

The subsequent discussion began with a remark by Dr. Francis that seemed to capture the mood of the audience: “Thanks everyone for all that terrible news.” She added that, though the report does paint a ominous picture of the future if we fail to act, “One of the things this report does really well, and one of the reasons it’s so important, is because it’s really highlighting the changes that are going in two really important parts of the climate system: the oceans and the polar regions.”

Dr. Francis then emphasized that there is a vicious cycle in these parts of the climate system, wherein phenomena associated with global warming amplify one another. She used the melting of arctic sea ice as an example: “So far, we’ve seen the artic sea ice disappear by 75 percent in only 40 years.” As temperatures warm, more sea ice melts; as more sea ice melts, less solar energy is reflected back into space and is instead absorbed by the ocean; as the ocean absorbs more of the sun’s energy, temperatures warm; and so on, ad infinitum. According to Dr. Francis, this positive feedback loop “is causing the arctic to warm two to three times faster than just about anywhere else on the planet.” Additionally, this contributes to the thawing of permafrost and the melting of glaciers, particularly in Greenland.

Following the discussion, Mr. Julio Cordano, Chile’s Deputy Lead Negotiator for Climate, provided closing remarks. He noted that, while there needs to be more conversations between nations to address climate change, there is also a narrow window of opportunity. In the near future, he hopes that “we will be able to say we have a very substantial alliance of countries that are willing to increase their ambition and hopefully address the enormous amount of work that we need to do.”
This tone of conditional confidence in humanity’s ability to save itself from its own myopia had resonated among all speakers throughout the night. While the report makes clear that the effects of climate change will be severe if humanity does not work to reduce emissions, each of the scientists emphasized that adhering to the goals of the Paris Agreement will lead to significantly less grim results.

Dr. Oppenheimer described himself as an optimist in his opening remarks, adding: “It doesn’t pay to be paralyzed by gloom and doom.”

“We have the tools at our disposal,” he later added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Orlove claimed: “There’s twice as much glacier loss between now and 2100 with high emissions as there is with low emissions.”

Even Dr. DeConto expressed a hopeful tone while pointing to the two potential trajectories for the Earth’s oceans. Highlighting the projection that does not portend imminent doom, he said, “There’s still a lot of good news in this story.”

Dr. Holmes took a bolder approach: “Best case scenario is a hell of a lot better than the worst case scenario.”

A full recording of the event can be found on The Explorers Club’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheExplorersClubNYC/videos/541713199912369/

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Matt Gottlieb to Star in ‘Take Five’ and ‘Falling in Love’ for LBPC

Matt Gottlieb has signed on for a number of US projects.

The Israeli auteur is also set to star in ‘Birds, Birds Birds’ and ‘Revenge is Best Served…Part Two’ for the Los Angeles-based Lucky Break.

Mr. Gottlieb has made unique and original contributions to our field by lending his skills to many different mediums of performance.”

— Rachel Goldberg

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Israeli-native Matt Gottlieb, fresh off his series-regular role on the Netflix series ‘Fauda’, is attached to a series of projects with LA production company Lucky Break. The move marks a strong step in the direction of further international partnerships for the American company, also known for 'Skye' and 'Foreign Love' (both starring Gottlieb).

LBPC will film the projects consecutively, taking advantage of local resources and building a film collective where participating talent can grow in partnership across multiple projects.

LBPC has ventured into narrative production in the last few years, after its initial humble beginnings as a demo reel service for actors. The company’s popularity and reputation among industry professionals inspired its expansion.

Each of the projects will notably offer Gottlieb the opportunity to play a range of characters, from the practical, straight forward Dev in ‘Birds, Birds, Birds’ to the sensitive, aspiring poet Michael in ‘Take Five’.

Gottlieb also recently appeared as Alon in multiple episodes of the series ‘When Heroes Fly’, an action drama series also distributed on Netflix.

“Mr. Gottlieb’s significant role in the hit television series ‘Fauda’ has been exhibited worldwide in 190 countries. He has made unique and original contributions to our field by lending his skills to many different mediums of performance” said acclaimed TV director Rachel Goldberg, herself known for ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Mayans’ and ‘Veronica Mars’.

Originally hailing from Haifa, Israel, Gottlieb later graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studio in New York, which also boasts Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as alumni. In addition to his prominent screen work, Gottlieb regularly works with Shia LaBeouf at the Slauson R.C Theater Company.

“I’ve worked with Fernando (Ramirez) and Justin (Dickey), the co-founders of LB, multiple times in the past and am grateful for their trust and our continuous collaboration. I’m excited for the opportunity to create more significant, powerful work that will play a major role in the film and television industry for years to come.”

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Chinese Peace Dragon presented on UN’s International Day of Peace

Jing Zhao Cesarone (left#5), Sha Zhu(left#6), Dr. Linda J. Stillman (right#2) raise the peace flag in front of the UN Headquarters and celebrate the birth of China. (WPDL)

WPDL hosted a dinner at a Chinese restaurant to wish China a happy 70th birthday.(WPDL)

Master Hong Tai.(WPDL)

–WPDL Celebrates the 70th National Day for China.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A group of world peace lovers representing World Peace Development League (WPDL) gathered at the UN headquarters to celebrate the 70th National Day for China on September 21st, the International day of Peace established by UN General Assembly in 2001.

This event was organized by Jing Zhao Cesarone, CEO of Global CSR Foundation (GCSRF) and co-founder of WPDL, Sha Zhu, COO of GCSRF and Dr. Linda J. Stillman, Founder and President of Young Global Leadership Foundation. They were attending the UN Climate Action Summit to learn the updates of UN Sustainable Development Goals and to plan the road ahead. The Summit occurred ten days prior to the 70th National Day for China on October 1st.

In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution 55/282 to establish September 21st as an international day of non-violence and cease-fire. The resolution 55/282 invites all nations and peoples to cease hostilities on this day, and urges all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate, in an appropriate manner, the International Day of Peace, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. October 1st happens to be the 70th National Day for China this year . In observance of both important holidays, WPDL gathered its members and friends in front of the UN Headquarters. Later in the evening, WPDL hosted a dinner at a Chinese restaurant to wish China a happy 70th birthday.

Founded in the United States in 2019, the WPDL is a world peace organization that unites the global Chinese, integrates the East and West civilizations, and builds a community of common destiny. WPDL focuses on world peace and the sustainable development of human civilization, advocates universal values which are rooted in the 5,000-year Chinese civilization. This event demonstrates that the Chinese Peace Dragon was born for world peace, and WPDL welcomes people around the world to build "Harmonious World and Joyful Life "together.

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Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief Frontman, Releases New Solo Album All This Will Be Yours

Bruce Soord - The Solitary Path of a Convicted Man

Bruce Soord – The Solitary Path of a Convicted Man

Bruce Soord Photo by Steve Brown

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KSCOPE – Digitally Released on October 25 and CD / LP Released on November 1

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, September 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bruce Soord, the multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman for internationally renowned experimental rock outfit The Pineapple Thief, has confirmed the release of his second solo album. Entitled All This Will Be Yours it will be released through Kscope digitally on October 25 and CD / LP on November 1, 2019.

Oh this path falls away from you
On this path there’s just one thing I must do


Taking elements from the recent musical developments with The Pineapple Thief, as well as an ambition to experiment with his own sound, All This Will Be Yours is an album of acoustic and personal vision from Bruce Soord. Described by Soord as an observational record, it is inspired by the joy felt by the birth of his third child juxtaposed by the local deprivation in his hometown.

Bruce explains, “Emotionally it was a pretty unique & eventful time, my wife was due to have our 3rd child at any time but she managed to come to see the final date of the TPT tour at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, after the show that night we returned home to Yeovil and the next day our baby girl arrived. So, we had this new life in our lives and it introduced a very different perspective on the world around me. I was totally inspired and started writing almost immediately.”

He continues, “You’d like to think that something as simple as having a child shouldn’t impact on how you view things, but even the sight of a serene, sleeping baby in my studio while I was writing and recording, impacted on how I was inspired to write. I was still observing. Taking walks in my hometown, witnessing the deprivation, the ‘incarcerated souls’ shuffling to my local drug den ‘number 158’, the screaming children on their commute to school. And the incessant sounds of sirens. I would take a mobile recorder out with me and some of these sounds made it onto the record. The kids, an old man walking along the street singing outside my house (‘Our Gravest Threat Apart’). And the sirens. The sirens appear throughout the record.”

The sound of All This Will Be Yours features modern production elements, as well as acoustic guitars delicately layered with samples. Ever present are Soord's familiar vocals, which deliver an emotive and accessible view into his contrasting feelings when writing about austerity whilst his newborn dozed in the studio. The audio has been recorded as two continuous linear pieces to replicate the pleasure of listening to an album on vinyl and was mastered by fellow The Pineapple Thief member Steve Kitch.

The new album, All This Will Be Yours, builds on Soord's momentum gained by The Pineapple Thief's multiple headline Europe and UK tours in support of 2018 UK #1 Rock album Dissolution and 2016 summer hit album Your Wilderness. November 2019 sees The Pineapple Thief embark on their first North American tour. A prolific musician, Soord has also previously collaborated with Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse on fan-favourite album Wisdom of Crowds and produced 5.1 mixes for the likes of Katatonia, Opeth & Anathema.

1. The Secrets I Know [02:24]
2. Our Gravest Threat Apart [04:14]
3. The Solitary Path Of A Convicted Man [03:44]
4. All This Will Be Yours [06:04]
5. Time Does Not Exist[03:33]
6. One Misstep [04:00]
7. You Hear The Voices[06:54]
8. Cut The Flowers[04:35]
9. One Day I Will Leave You [05:17]

All This Will Be Yours will be released on CD, LP, digitally and as a deluxe hardback book 3 disc edition featuring the album on CD, with an extra CD of acoustic re-workings and bonus studio tracks plus a DVD with All This Will Be Yours as a Hi-res 24/88 WAV stereo album, Hi res 24/88 WAV acoustic album and Hi res 24/88 WAV bonus studio tracks, all of which will also be available in 24/88 DTS 5.1 surround. PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE HERE

Hi-res images available here: www.kscopemusic.com/media/brucesoord
Photo credit: Steve Brown www.stevebrowncreative.com

Press for Bruce Soord – the debut album:

“He’s created something remarkable” – Classic Rock

“A journey that would please fans of Floyd and Steven Wilson” – Total Guitar

“Soord has genuinely created something truly outstanding” – Prog

“Deceptively simple, emotionally rich, this album shows Soord at the peak of his powers” – Echoes and Dust

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will be playing their first ever North America tour in November and December 2019:
Nov 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 20 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Nov 23 – New York City, NY – Sony Hall
Nov 24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov 26 – Quebec City, Canada – Palais Montcalm
Nov 27 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
Nov 28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club
Nov 29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Nov 30 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Dec 1 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Dec 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico – C3 Stage
Dec 4 – Mexico City, Mexico – Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
Dec 6 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Dec 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Dec 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim's
Dec 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 13 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Bruce Soord online:
Facebook, twitter & Instagram: @bsoord

The Pineapple Thief online:
Website: www.thepineapplethief.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepineapplethief
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pineapplethief
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepineapplethief
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/4lrBMUSk8PiNnCEZfsmPAk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6401DB011BD837E
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-pineapple-thief/id278648772

Press inquiries (North America):

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Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser Brings A Night on Jaffa Road to NYC

ITEC 2019 NYC Gala A Night on Jaffa Road

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 the Prince George Ballroom will be transformed into the festive, lively Mahane Yehuda marketplace on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem

We are re-creating a Shuk marketplace by bringing a piece of Israel to NYC–while showcasing this diverse, inclusive environment where all children are equal. These children represent Israel's future”

— Wendy Slavin, Chair, ITEC Night on Jaffa Road

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Israel Tennis & Education Centers (ITEC) is bringing the sights, sounds and tastes of the Israeli Shuk to NYC. On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan will be transformed into a festive, lively bazaar modeled after the famous Mahane Yehuda marketplace on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem.

This one-of-a-kind event will begin at 6PM. From the moment they arrive, guests will transported from NYC to Jerusalem, under the twinkling lights of the night sky, inside exotic fabric tents lit by colored glass lanterns as they walk across beautiful Persian rugs. There they will be treated to the most extraordinary experience west of The Holy City, including a “Shuk” Style Dinner, Open Bar & Wine Tastings, Unique Treasures from Israel, Live Music, Belly-Dancer, Juggler and a Live Auction.

During this festive evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet ITEC alumni and students currently participating
in the organization’s educational, social impact and tennis programs, and learn first-hand the tremendous impact the ITEC has had on their lives.

All proceeds will benefit scholarships to help vulnerable children at the 14 Israel Tennis & Education Centers that stretch across Israel from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

“For anyone who loves the culture, spirit, sights, sounds and food from Israel, this is a very special treat,” states Wendy Slavin, Chair of this special evening. “We are truly re-creating a Shuk marketplace and are bringing a piece of Israel to NYC – while showcasing the diverse and inclusive environment where all children are equal at the Israel Tennis & Education Centers. These children represent Israel’s future.” Wendy Slavin, Chair, ITEC Night on Jaffa Road

The Israel Tennis & Education Centers (ITEC) was founded in 1976 and over the last 43 years it has grown and evolved into one of the largest social service agencies for children in Israel. ITEC has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children with the goal of igniting hope and opening pathways to a successful future for them and for Israel, now and for generations to come.

ITEC has created a model of ethnic integration through sports in a safe environment where each and every child is afforded the opportunity to play, dream, learn and make friends within a peaceful community. Many see the centers within their communities as a stable, nurturing “second home” that supports them as they develop into productive, healthy, well-rounded adults, with thousands receiving scholarships to university and employment opportunities, as a result of their participation.

The organization is focused on the core values of education, equality, empowerment and well-being. Through its social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk, immigrants from Ethiopian and Russia and children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities.

The goal of Israel Tennis & Education Centers is to ensure that every child in Israel is healthy, educated, equal and equipped to pursue their dreams, without religious, economic or social barriers, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

For more information or to attend this event, please go to www.ITECenters.org or contact Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development at 212-784-9201 or jglodstein@ITECenters.org . Tax deductible contributions are appreciated.

About the Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation (ITEC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the mediums of education and sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITEC has helped over 500,000 children, many of whom come from outlying and under-served towns throughout Israel. The 14 Israel Tennis & Education Centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South. www.ITECenters.org

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation
57 W. 38th St, Suite 605
New York, New York 10018
(212) 784-9200

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Amazon Releases Award-Winning Film, Happygram: Mammograms Don't Work for the 40% of Women With Dense Breast Tissue

Woman Who Had Breast Cancer Missed on Her Mammogram

Award-Winning Documentary, Happygram Movie Poster

Mammograms miss more than half of invasive cancers in the 40% of women with dense breast tissue; issue explored in feature-length documentary.

Happygram is to mammograms what Blackfish was to SeaWorld.”

— R. Cimino

NEW YORK, NY, US, September 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The award-winning documentary, Happygram, has been released on Amazon on September 27, 2019, in advance of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in October.

In March of 2019 the FDA proposed a change to reporting guidelines for the first time in 20 years to include breast density information in mammogram reports that are sent to patients. This information is already collected and provided to the referring physician.

Women advocates had demanded this change for a decade, and were forced to enact state legislation to require “density reporting” while the FDA resisted calls for the change. As a result of this advocacy, 38 states had enacted some type of density notification laws as of 2018, although not all laws required notification to a woman about her own density.

“Dense tissue” refers to having more than 50% non-fatty vs. fatty tissue in the breast. 40% of women who get mammograms have dense breast tissue, which appears white on a mammogram, and can obscure cancers. 70% of invasive cancers occur in women with dense tissue and cancers are often missed by a mammogram for years until they have metastasized.

Density Fact Sheet: http://www.happygramthemovie.com/press.html

Women with dense tissue have a higher risk for breast cancer. Women with > 75% density have 4-6 times the average risk for cancer, a higher risk than if your mother had breast cancer.

“Happygram” is the term for the form letter women receive stating that their mammograms are “normal,” when they actually have an invasive cancer that is missed by the mammogram.

The documentary was inspired by the friendship between Director Julie Marron, of Rhode Island, and Hallie Leighton, her close friend who died after mammograms missed her breast cancer until it had metastasized. Ms. Leighton was instrumental in the effort to enact the New York state legislation in 2013 before she passed away. The film has won awards across the country, including First Prize for the Providence Film Festival Award at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival.

“Happygram features several women who were not informed of their breast density, of the increased cancer risk that dense tissue poses, or of the fact that mammograms can, and do, miss cancers when you have dense breasts,” says film director, Marron.

The film explores alternative and adjuvant FDA-approved screening modalities which are more effective at detecting cancer in women with dense tissue. “The film includes interviews with medical experts, politicians, and attorneys advocating for awareness and action on this life-and-death issue,” Marron states. More info: http://www.happygramthemovie.com/about-us-.html

“What stands out in all the stories in this film is that everyone’s cancer was missed for many years by the mammogram, and you just don’t hear about that when breast cancer awareness month rolls around,” Marron said. “We hope to highlight the importance of knowing your breast density, so that no woman ever has to go through what these women did.”

Lemon Martini Productions is a woman-owned documentary production company specializing in social justice topics. Other films include the award-winning documentary, Four Games in Fall (fourgamesinfall.com), which explores topics of science for hire and media manipulation. Man’s Best Fiend explores human/wildlife coexistence through a fifteen-year study of the coyote population on Aquidneck Island and is currently in production.

Happygram Intro Movie Clip: https://vimeo.com/335750246
Happygram Gold Standard Movie Clip: https://vimeo.com/335750365
Press: http://www.happygramthemovie.com/press.html

More Information and electronic press kit available at www.happygramthemovie.com.

Ami Clifford
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Introduction to Happygram Documentary: Mammograms Ineffective for Detecting Breast Cancer for the 40% of Women With Dense Breast Tissue

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