Infinite Beauty brings HydraFacial MD® Highlights to Montgomery Mall, Bethesda

Boutique beauty brand Infinite Beauty continues to ramp up investment in beauty technology as it brings HydraFacial MD® Highlights to Maryland.

MONTGOMERY, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Infinite Beauty brings HydraFacial MD® Highlights to Montgomery Mall, Bethesda

Boutique beauty brand Infinite Beauty continues to ramp up investment in beauty technology as it brings HydraFacial MD® Highlights to Maryland.

Once again adding to its roster of high tech beauty solutions, Infinite Beauty has now brought the revolutionary HydraFacial MD® Highlights treatment to its Bethesda, Maryland-based location. Previously only available at two of the brand's New York spas, HydraFacial MD® Highlights is now on offer to clients at its Montgomery Mall, Bethesda site.

Well known for its tech-focused approach to beauty, the company's vice president of operations, Eric Inbar, says of its latest investment, "Through our ongoing commitment to technology and innovation, Infinite Beauty remains a forerunner in the world of high tech beauty treatments."

A non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy, HydraFacial MD® Highlights soothes and rejuvenates skin of any age, according to Infinite Beauty. "Utilizing waves of colored light scientifically developed to trigger collagen production, the procedure incorporates numerous distinct aspects and boasts many benefits," Inbar adds.

Other aspects of the HydraFacial MD® Highlights process include exfoliation of the skin, a peel, and mechanical lymphatic drainage. "The process then continues at home," Inbar notes, "with clients provided with a supply of serums, peptides, and brightening agents as part of a simple to follow, ongoing routine aimed at extending and amplifying the effects of the initial procedure."

Alongside more traditional treatments such as Infinite Beauty's exclusive gold facial, signature facial, and red carpet treatment, as well as microdermabrasion, vitamin C infusion, oxygen therapy, and more, HydraFacial MD® Highlights is in particularly high demand.

"The number of clients seeking the procedure is definitely on the rise," Infinite Beauty's vice president of operations points out of the brand's decision to install the high tech device in a further one of its spas. The award-winning process claims to increase skin hydration, reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation or redness, while simultaneously tackling oily or congested skin, and assisting in the elimination of dark patches.

"Combining advanced medical technologies with traditional spa therapies, the process takes just thirty minutes to complete and promises immediate results," adds Inbar, wrapping up.

HydraFacial MD® Highlights is currently available at Infinite Beauty's Garden City, New York; White Plains, New York; and Bethesda, Maryland spa locations.

To learn more about Infinite Beauty, or about signing up for the brand's free VIP membership card, providing access to a range of exclusive benefits, special offers, and more, please visit

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Dov Bechhofer Predicts the “Classroom of the Future” Isn’t Far Off

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, November 13, 2018 / — Tech and Education is an old topic, but recent advancements in technology bring up unexpected possibilities and put the conversation in new perspectives. Computer Engineer Dov Bechhofer predicts that a Jetson-style “classroom of the future” is a lot closer than most people think.

When people think of a futuristic classroom, they imagine hologram teachers and students interacting with virtual reality. Dov Bechhofer believes we’re not far off from those futuristic lessons in today’s colleges and grade-school classrooms.

“Just look how technology has crept into the classroom since the birth of the personal computer,” says Dov Bechhofer. “More than ever, technology is reshaping the way students learn.”

Computers were used in schools in the early 1980s mainly for drilling and practice programs, teaching students how to interact with the technology taking the world by storm. A couple of decades later, and students are using advanced technology in keyboard or typing labs, in lessons on projection screens, in music-related computer games, in computer-based library databases and more.

Today, we have automated computer courses, tablets and laptops used by (or assigned to) students every day, and, in some institutions, 3D lessons and virtual reality. These new programs and devices allow students to learn at an accelerated pace and keep up with technology as it grows (helping close the eventual knowledge gap as people are exposed to new technologies later in the workplace). Future generations of students are expected to have even more advanced technology for regular use thanks to the efforts of programs like the CoAction Learning Lab.

“The project called CoAction Learning Lab is an exploration of technology in higher education and how it can be applied to future curriculum,” says Dov Bechhofer.

The group behind CoAction Learning Lab is made up of 19 different colleges and universities, with tech leaders, learning facilitators, and student representatives from each institution. The list of private and public colleges includes Arizona State University, Ithaca College, University at Buffalo, and its founder Penn State University among others.

Dov Bechhofer can see which directions technology is going in, but he notes that the implementation of advanced technology in schools isn’t up to the engineers, it’s up to the educators. And today, there’s a greater possibility than ever with the help of initiatives like the CoAction Learning Lab.

The first goal of the Lab is put together an online database––or library––of open license resources that will help make it easier for institutions to integrate new technology in the classroom.

There have been other organizations in recent years with similar intentions, such as e-Literate's Empirical Educator Project, but they all face the same hurdles. It’s expensive, for one; it requires time and effort from many institutions; and incorporating tech into the classroom requires the help of professionals like developers, IT staff, designers and more. It’s a massive undertaking that takes a lot of cooperation between many different fields, but Dov Bechhofer has faith that soon augmented and virtual reality will be as commonplace a teaching utensil as the PC.

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Caserta Designated Premier Partner for Google Cloud Platform

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Caserta, an advisory and implementation consulting firm focused on strategic data analytics solutions on the Cloud, is excited to announce it has been awarded the status of Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner. To achieve the distinction, Caserta worked with Google clients to architect and build data analytics ecosystems on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with their team of Google certified solution architects and engineers.

Caserta's expertise in cloud enablement, data science, data engineering and DevOps empowers joint clients to innovate and transform their businesses, respond faster to customer needs, and gracefully progress into the technologies of tomorrow. Among many successes, Caserta helped The New York Times re-architect a legacy on-premises data ecosystem to Google Cloud Platform on a very tight deadline and realize the many benefits of the cloud.

"Achieving the distinction of Google Premier Partner is a testament to our exceptional technical expertise, consistent client successes and industry-leading time-to-value," noted Caserta founding President Joe Caserta. "We are proud to have achieved the highest level of Google Premier Partner status. We are excited to continue to expand our partnership with Google and are committed to providing our joint clients the best strategies, architectures and implementations to advance their businesses today and in the future."

Caserta helps business leaders transform their company to become digital and analytics driven. They innovate strategic solutions to deliver fast time-to-value through technical design and advanced data analytics implementations. The firm specializes in data science, data engineering and data intelligence. Caserta prides itself on meticulous client service and dedication to solving its clients' toughest data challenges.

About Caserta
Caserta is a strategic consulting and advanced implementation firm focused on data and analytics. Our clients trust us to provide transformative data strategies and solutions to advance their businesses. Our solid track record of client success coupled with our industry-leading tech expertise ensures our clients' projects are completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption. Caserta is helmed by industry expert and author Joe Caserta who founded the company in 2001. Visit for more info.

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The 8th Annual Better World Awards Gala To Honor Global Humanitarians with Performance by Grammy Artist Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano is Featured Performer

Better World Awards Gala

Eva Longoria at Better World Awards Gala

The 8th Annual Better World Awards Gala
Live Concert to Feature New Pop Artist, Ms. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, will kick-off entertainment with a debut performance of her pop single, ‘Fearless’.”

— Gianna Armani

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, The 8th Annual Better World Awards, Roc4Humanity, will benefit Wells of Life. The black-tie awards show recognizes outstanding humanitarians who are rock stars in the fields of theatre, music, sports, and business for making the world a better place. Acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the greatest living guitarists, eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Jose Feliciano will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Light My Fire'.

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, classically trained opera singer and eldest daughter of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, is set to kick-off the entertainment with a debut performance of her soon-to-be-released pop single, ‘Fearless’. Grammy and Emmy nominee, Clayton Bryant, will perform a tribute medley to humanitarian artists who have made the world a “better place.” Gianna Armani holds the Committee chair.

The 2018 Honorees are Harry Benson CBE – Humanitarian Arts Award; (Mrs. Wyclef) Claudinette Jean – Humanitarian Helping Hand Award; Jean Shafiroff – Humanitarian Philanthropist Award and Fred Schneider – Humanitarian Musician Award. Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy of Human Rights Foundation, will present Harry Benson CBE. CBS Radio and CNN anchor, Rita Cosby, alongside CEO of SohoMuse, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, will co-host the event. A Sports Hero Humanitarian will be announced Nov. 14, 2018.

Global humanitarians will be acknowledged by the Wells of Life charity foundation for their worldwide peacemaking efforts at the annual fundraising event. Wells of life provides clean drinking water in rural areas in Uganda, where clean, sanitary water is scarce. The Founder of Wells of Life, Nick Jordan, along with the President, Pete Callahan are recognized for their philanthropic efforts to save lives in Africa, one well at a time.

Gina DeFranco, CEO of International Luxury Media is the Executive Producer and eight-time creator of The Better World Awards: Roc4Humanity!

Endorsed by The Love Over All and Bob Marley Family Foundations, the gala begins with red carpet arrivals at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, awards show and auction, concert, live DJ, open bar and dancing until midnight.

Past honorees and presenters include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Boris Becker, Flavio Briatore, Mr. Elie Saab, Mrs. Roberto Cavalli, Troy Bayliss, Ky-Mani Marley, Denise Rich, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Kweku Mandela, Olivia Gaynor-Long, Kweku Mandela, Kelly Wright, Eva Longoria Baston, Jenson Button, Eddie Jordan, Mark C. Thomas, Jeanine Mabunda, and Johan Christer Novsjo.

Tickets are available online and the gala is open to the public. For ticket sales online, please visit The 8th Annual Better World Awards Event 2018. To purchase tickets, please contact Mike Olsen at (949) 467-4097 or email Individual tickets prices range from $500.00 to $4,000 (for front row). All tables seat ten.
All proceeds will go towards Wells of Life, a charitable organization providing clean water to rural communities in Uganda, Africca.

For press inquiries regarding The 8th Annual Better World Awards, please contact Gina DeFranco at (917) 855-5705, or Caitlin Robinson at (480) 329-4646, or email:

Directions: The Loeb Boathouse is in Central Park at Park Drive North, E 72nd St in New York City, NY. (Please enter Central Park only at East 72nd Street and Fifth Ave.) A private Boathouse van will pick up guests to and from the Boathouse on Fifth Ave and East 72nd on the NW corner.

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Wells of Life is a Christian non-profit organization that provides access to clean, sustainable drinking water for the rural communities of Uganda. Our focus stems from the desire to improve their quality of life, one well at a time. We’re committed to using all our available resources to help people access this basic human need. Every well provides an opportunity to share the gospel in word and in action. Our vision is a world where access to clean water is no longer an obstacle to living a healthy and productive life.


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IP’s “PR problem” will be Discussed by Leading Figures at Public Event in New York

What to do about intellectual property’s negative image is the focus of the IP Awareness Summit, a gathering of concerned owners, educators and creators, Nov 29

Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation.”

— USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 13, 2018 / — Leading intellectual property owners, creators, educators organizations and managers will consider the best ways to improve literacy about the role and impact of IP rights at the second annual IP Awareness Summit in New York on November 29.

IPAS will examine how increases in information access and speed have affected how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets are seen and why they often fail to be accepted as “legitimate” property. The Summit also will address improving IP literacy through education and the media. Registration is open to the public.

IP Thought-Leaders

Featured speakers include United Stated Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Director Andrei Iancu, leading inventors, educators and the media.

Director Iancu said in fireside chat before more than 600 members of the Licensing Executives Society in Boston on October 15 that IP faces a public relations problem and the once heralded American inventor is no longer seen as a hero. He amplified those remarks at a speech later that week before the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association:

“Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation. That by their highlighting, relentlessly, the dangers in the patent system, they actually encourage innovation…

“What an odd message to deliver in the 21st century. What an odd message to deliver in America in particular, a country of risk-takers, entrepreneurs and inventors. An odd message indeed, especially given the incredible success of the American patent system over time.”

Others who will address be addressing IP literacy issues at IPAS 2018 include Manny Schecter, Chief Patent Counsel at IBM and President of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, and Jay walker, entrepreneur, founder, TEDMED curator and one of the most prolific U.S. inventors. There will be panels, other speakers and breakouts with audience participation.

Among those already registered for IPAS 2018 are IP owners, executives, educators, creators, service providers, investors, lawyers, IP organizations and the media. The remaining tickets will go fast.

To see all of the presenters and the program, go here.

To register, use this link.

About the Center for IP Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s lives. CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates activities that seek to make IP more intelligible, enhance value and deter theft. The Center also tracks attitudes toward IP rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and through outreach, provides an education framework for understanding how IP promotes competition and creates jobs. To learn more, please visit

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Source: EIN Presswire Data Infers Suicide Rates Among Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse Exceed 50 Times the General Population

Sinner Seeking Absolution from Clergy Sex Offender

Clergy Confessing His Sins in Vatican

Confession at the Vatican

Out of a possible 100,000 victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in U.S., more than 725 will never be heard from again. These are suicides, not drug overdoses.

Victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse have a 50 times higher incidence of suicide than the general population. The bishops who covered up for clergy sex offenders seemed oblivious or indifferent.”

— G.R. Pafumi

SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Since 1950, the number of victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the United States is estimated to be approximately 100,000. has identified over 6,600 of those victims. These victims have provided sufficient detail to be included in the SACADDAS (Survivor Accounts of Catholic Clergy Abuse, Denial, Accountability and Silence) database. Of those 6,600 victims, 48 have successfully committed suicide, most likely because of their abuse. Compared to the general population, the rate of suicide among Catholic clergy abuse victims is 50 times higher. Here is the data.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 21 males and 6 females successfully commit suicide per 100,000 of population. Collectively, 13 people kill themselves per 100,000 of U.S. population. The CDC data is for the year 2016 and is age-adjusted to account for changes in the distribution of the population by age. This adjustment makes the data compatible with prior years when the age of the population was distributed differently. The CDC also identified victims who committed suicide at the age of 10 or older between 2014 and 2016. According to the CDC in this survey, 25 males and 7 females successfully commit suicide per 100,000 of population. Collectively, 15 people kill themselves per 100,000 of U.S. population.

Out of 6,600 victims included in the SACCADAS database, 44 male and 4 females purposely ended their lives. Extrapolating to 100,000 possible abuse victims in the United States suggests that more than 830 males and 300 females have already committed suicide or will commit suicide at some point in the future. Together this works out to 725 victims per 100,000 of population. Compared to CDC age-adjusted data for 2016, male clergy abuse victims are 39 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, female clergy abuse victims 51 times more likely. Overall, all clergy victims are 54 times more likely. Compared to CDC data for 2014-2016 (of victims 10 years old or older), male clergy abuse victims are 34 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, female clergy abuse victims 44 times more likely. Overall, all clergy abuse victims are 47 times more likely.

The comparison made by should be considered a rough estimate. It may be comparing apples and oranges. Recognize that most individuals in the United States are not victims of abuse or depression. It is to be expected that suicide rates would be low. Victims of Catholic clergy abuse, or abuse of any kind for that matter, would likely be more prone to use suicide as a way to escape their pain. In any event, the data strongly suggests that priests and other clergy who abuse victims, usually kids, place the victims at a substantially higher risk of suicide at some point. The period when suicides take place is widely distributed by year and age.

The 48 victims of suicide included in the SCCCADAS database resided in four countries. As previously noted, there were 44 male and 4 female suicides. The youngest suicides were 12 years old; three suicides. There was one suicide each for the ages 13, 14 and 15 years old. The oldest suicide was 63 years old. There was also one suicide for the age 56 and two for age 50. The earliest known suicide among victims included in the SACCADAS database occurred in 1971. The last suicide occurred in 2017. There were two suicides in 2017, one in 2016, and one in 2015. With all of the resources available to victims today to get them into therapy, it is most disconcerting that some victims still view suicide as the only option to end their pain.

The bishops who covered up for clergy sex offenders seemed oblivious or indifferent to the pain. Victims need therapy, not legal fights. The Church needs to stop fighting the victims and take ownership of the problems it created not only by the abuse, but also by the cover-up of that abuse. Denying victims therapy and/or restitution may lead to an early death, i.e. suicide. With an age range when victims committed suicide from as low as 12 to as old as 63, it is never too early or too late to get victims into therapy.

Most recently, the Archdiocese of Agana (Guam) announced it was filing for bankruptcy. It said it would not follow the Milwaukee approach. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee challenged the validity of each of the more than 570 claims on legal grounds. The Milwaukee bankruptcy took four years to complete. The victims got $15 million, their lawyers, $7 million. The Church spent $23 million on the litigation. That $15 million works out to about $26,000 per victim. A victim can’t buy a whole lot of therapy for $26,000. The Church in Milwaukee was dealing in bad faith with the victims. The $23 million it spent on litigation to defend itself makes my point. Had it just settled the matter, the victims could have gotten twice as much cash.

The Roman Catholic Church can no longer assert its moral authority. It has become an institution controlled by men who are intrinsically immoral. What happened in Milwaukee was immoral. The Church in Guam is using the bankruptcy process to circumvent a recent Guam law which eliminated the statute of limitations in civil cases. This is immoral, although perfectly legal. This is a Church acting in bad faith with victims. Perhaps it ought to consider the victims who killed themselves. How many more need to die before the Church acts responsibly? Cardinal Timothy Dolan spent $177 million on a facelift for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. He spent less than $60 million on his archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. The 278 victims got a mere $215,000 each (before legal fees). This is a paltry sum for a lifetime of pain and certainly insufficient to a grieving parent who has had to bury a child after a suicide. Is the Church about monuments or people? Its historic record is not encouraging.

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Lonnie Liggitt of Horace Hopper’s Musical Adventures to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Remember the very first time you put your hand on a piano? It didn’t matter which notes you played, you were just amazed that it made a sound.

But something happens along the way for many music students. Too often the traditional focus on technique and theory robs children of their enthusiasm for musical expression before they can even begin. Learning an instrument, which should be a fun and creative experience, becomes just more homework.

All his life, Lonnie Liggitt has immersed himself in musical composition and performance as a pianist, organist and conductor. Today, Liggitt is the president of Horace Hopper's Musical Adventures, Inc. Horace Hopper offers children from pre-K to 6th grade incredible musical adventures for the keyboard or computer that they can use at home or in the classroom. With Horace Hopper, students are free to really explore what the piano can do; they are free express themselves, making music the profound experience it’s meant to be.

“As a child learning something new, you’re always playing somebody else’s music or ideas,” says Liggitt. “So from the very beginning I have the students start writing their own music.”

According to Liggitt, when you can pair music education with early childhood education, it’s one of the most effective ways to engage a child in the educational process, no matter what level of development they may be. Horace Hopper stimulates creativity and interest in children through musical painting, different languages, sampled drums and orchestral instruments.

“These fantastic young people, no matter what their race, or gender, or age, can start developing the idea of adventure in music,” says Liggitt. “It got me excited because the students got excited.”

Liggitt has been involved in research in early childhood education for 15 years. His work, funded through private foundations, state grants and with venture capital, investigates the relationship between his music applications and the communication skills of higher functioning autistic and Asperger's Syndrome diagnosed children.

“For the first time in my life, I feel like I am doing something I’d like to be remembered for,” says Liggitt. “I’ve performed in concerts all over Europe and in New York and universities, but it wasn’t until I discovered how you can help turn kids around, especially autistic kids. Music can be like traveling through outer space. It draws you in.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Lonnie Liggitt in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on Thursday November 29th at 1pm EST and with Jim Masters on November 15th at 1pm EST and Thursday December 13th at 1pm EST.

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Susan Sarandon Celebrates Birthday with an Italian Dinner Experience Created by Celebrity Chef Filippo Sinisgalli

Celebrity Chef Filippo Sinisgalli presented a one-of-kind traditional Italian birthday cake to Actress Susan Sarandon at her exclusive birthday dinner in her home. Photo credit: Francesco Piras

Il Palato Italiano Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli and his brigade of 7 traveled from their headquarters in Bolzano, Italy to New York for Susan Sarando’s intimate birthday celebration. Photo credit: Francesco Piras

Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon enjoyed her birthday with 16 family and close friends and dined on vegetarian Italian cuisine created by Il Palato Italiano’s Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli, the “Italian Chef to the Stars.” Photo credit: Francesco Piras

Humanitarian and internationally recognized Actress Susan Sarandon’s birthday celebration included the live performance of native New Yorker and saxophonist Michael Phillips playing “Happy Birthday to You.” Photo credit: Francesco Piras

Il Palato Italiano Chef Filippo Sinisgalli and His Brigade Prepared a 5-course Dinner in Honor of Award-Winning Actress Susan Sarandon and Guests

Il Palato, thank you for an amazing evening. The food was wonderful and each of the five courses was not only delicious but beautifully plated.”

— Susan Sarandon, award-winning actress and humanitarian

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Award-winning Actress Susan Sarandon celebrated her birthday with an intimate Italian dinner in her New York home. The ageless beauty, surrounded by 16 family and close friends, dined on authentic Italian cuisine created by Il Palato Italiano's Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli, the Italian Chef to the Stars. Sarandon and Sinisgalli first met at a gifting suite in Beverly Hills during Academy Awards season.

According to Chef Sinisgalli, it was love at first bite for Sarandon. "The moment Ms. Sarandon complimented my food, it was my dream to prepare something special for her," said Chef Sinisgalli. "When I heard it was her birthday, the timing was right." Chef Sinisgalli and his brigade of 7 traveled from their headquarters in Bolzano, Italy to New York for the special occasion.

Chef Filippo Sinisgalli and his top notch pastry chefs created an exquisite Italian dessert buffet as a climax to the custom designed five-course dinner. "Ms. Sarandon's birthday cake was a masterpiece made with two different custards in her favorite coffee flavor, topped with maraschino cherries liqueur and handmade beignets," said Chef Sinisgalli.

“Il Palato, thank you for an amazing evening. The food was wonderful and each of the five courses was not only delicious but beautifully plated," said Sarando who recently joined Showtime's crime drama "Ray Donovan" Season 5. "Your staff took over my home completely so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. They couldn’t have been sweeter or more efficient.” Sarandon is a vegetarian.

One of the surprise highlights of Sarandon's birthday celebration was the live performance of native New Yorker and saxophonist Michael Phillips, who toured with musical giants such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Prince. In 1996, Phillips was invited to perform at President Clinton's Inaugural Gala held at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Other milestone events include the 80th birthday celebration for President Nelson Mandela in South Africa and a Superbowl appearance with Wonder.

For an interview or to schedule a culinary experience with Executive Chef Sinisgalli, contact Raffles van Exel of Raffles Entertainment at 310-925-8448 or

About Il Palato Italiano
Il Palato Italiano began as a food hunter and coach of professional kitchen brigades. Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli and Master of Ceremonies and Sommelier Tiziana Sinisgalli are the main ambassadors who promote the products and the young talents. Chef Sinisgalli creates tailor-made and strictly made-in-Italy food experiences. Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London and obviously Italy are the markets where services such as Chef@Home and tailor-made events are in greatest demand. Il Palato Italiano, at its headquarters in Bolzano, "offers quality time" to those customers who desire one-on-one lessons, team-building, and customized weekends.

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Psoriasis Risk Linked to Obesity; Weight Loss Shown to Improve Symptoms

SKIN-The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® Article: Psoriasis and Obesity: A Review of the Current Literature

Because of the numerous detrimental effects of obesity on psoriasis, management should include weight loss as a foremost goal. ”

— Joshua Kaminetsky, BA

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects 2-3% of the world population. On the skin, psoriasis looks like red raised plaques with a dandruff like scale on top. Psoriasis doesn’t just affect the skin; it can cause psychological harm to patients due to low self esteem.

Several studies have shown that psoriasis is more common in obese patients. A recent article published in SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine thoroughly reviews the relationship between psoriasis and obesity by analyzing many different studies and data sources. The article, authored by Orloff et al, states “Because of the numerous detrimental effects of obesity on psoriasis, management should include weight loss as a foremost goal. Weight reduction strategies have a well-documented beneficial effect.”

Understanding the effect of obesity on psoriasis is doubly important for patients because it can affect the dosing of their medications. Obese patients require more medication in order to treat their psoriasis. The review goes on to propose that “evidence suggests that weight loss also potentiates the efficacy of commonly used psoriasis medications.” Weight loss can make those stubborn psoriasis plaques easier to treat.

The authors close by suggesting that patients with psoriasis should discuss a well-rounded treatment plan with their dermatologists. This could include a combination of psoriasis medication and lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss.

SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® is a peer-reviewed online medical journal that is the official journal of The National Society for Cutaneous Medicine. The mission of SKIN is to provide an enhanced and accelerated route to disseminate new dermatologic knowledge for all aspects of cutaneous disease.

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(DOI: 10.25251/skin.2.6.4)

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Polypodium Leucotomos Extract – An Oral Sunprotective Supplement – Found to Be Safe & Effective

SKIN-The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® Article: Clinical Efficacy & Safety of Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Extract for Photoprotection: A Systematic Review

Most studies reported beneficial photoprotective effects of polypodium leucotomos extract as evidenced by increased minimal erythemal dose.”

— Giselle Prado, MD

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — Polypodium leucotomos extract is naturally obtained from a fern native to South America. It has been shown to have anti-oxidant and photoprotective properties when taken orally. The extract is not a sunscreen but can be one extra layer to a full sun protection package. A recent article reviewed all human studies published to date showing the clinical efficacy and safety of polypodium leucotomos extract.

Prado et al. wrote “Eighteen studies were found to meet [our] inclusion criteria. Most studies reported beneficial photoprotective effects of polypodium leucotomos extract as evidenced by increased minimal erythemal dose.” The concept of minimal erythemal dose has been used for decades in order to measure the efficacy of sunscreens. By increasing the minimal erythemal dose, a person would need more exposure to sun in order to burn.

In this study, the most popular formulation of the extract was Heliocare, made by Ferndale Healthcare. The authors go on to state “the extraction methodology of an herbal supplement can affects its potency and effects in humans. Without testing each specific formulation in humans, it can be difficult to compare different products that claim to have the same ingredients.” Therefore, consumers should be careful when purchasing their oral supplement of choice.

SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® is a peer-reviewed online medical journal that is the official journal of The National Society for Cutaneous Medicine. The mission of SKIN is to provide an enhanced and accelerated route to disseminate new dermatologic knowledge for all aspects of cutaneous disease.

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(DOI: 10.25251/skin.2.6.2)

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