Photographer Captures Legacy of United States During Artist Residency at Gettysburg Battlefield

Evening Gettysburg Photo by NPAF Resident James Schlett

Sunset Memorial by NPAF Resident James Schlett

I plan to capture the aspects of the “cross-roads” and how the spokes all centered into Gettysburg that made this location a critical one as the site of the three days of battle.”

— James Schlett, NPAF Artist in Residence

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, US, August 15, 2018 / — Nationally acclaimed photographer James Schlett has been selected as the Gettysburg National Military Park Artist in Residence, for August-September. Schlett is a photographer whose visual creativity captures the reflection of history in contemporary context with brutal grace, through photography. His residency will take place Aug 15th, 2018 to Sep 12th, 2018, culminating in a FREE TO THE PUBLIC EVENT at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, on September 8th, 10am-1pm.

“I plan to capture the aspects of the “cross-roads” and how the spokes all centered into Gettysburg that made this location a critical one as the site of the three days of battle.” said Schlett, of his plans for the residency.

After over 30 years working for the U.S. government, Mr. Schlett discovered his newfound, urgent passion for photography. His photographs have been published in a number of high profile venues such as the Washington Post, Reston Magazine, Fairfax Times, and he has been exhibited in galleries and art shows, and won numerous competitive awards. Of note is that one of his images was displayed in the “Art Takes Times Square” Exhibition in New York City in June 2012.

During his tenure as Artist-in-Residence, Schlett will totally immerse himself in the experience on a 24/7 basis for several weeks. He often uses the first few and last few hours of sunlight to capture the most delicate moments of light, which often provides the best final images. He employees digital imaging to enhance his work with various software packages, in the same way “darkrooms” were used historically.

About the residency, Schlett is fairly vocal in his enthusiasm: “I don't believe there are any other artistic opportunities that compare to this unique program. I welcome this chance to share my images and knowledge with the the park visitors and staff.”

This Artist-in-Residency program is made possible by a joint effort of the Gettysburg Foundation and non-profit The National Park Arts Foundation, with support from the National Park Service. Through a legacy of artists, the program aims to connect visitors and the Gettysburg community to the park in a novel and compelling way, to inspire the preservation of our shared cultural heritage and the immortalizing these great touchstones in American history.

“Gettysburg National Military Park has offered inspiration to artists for more than 150 years,” said Christopher Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park. “The Artist-in-Residence program engages new audiences and tells Gettysburg’s stories in new and compelling ways.”

Public Presentation:
James Schlett: Artist in Residence Public EVENT
‘Photography captures our National Legacy’
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, September 8th, 10am-1pm.

Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations.

The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. by creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by the Gettysburg Foundation and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors ranging from corporate sponsors and small businesses, to art patrons and citizen-lovers of the parks.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
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Barclays, BBVA, Citi, Microsoft, R3, Ripple & Fidelity take over Boston for the Blockchain for Finance Conference

Other speaking organisations include BNY Mellon, Northern Trust, RBC, DTCC, State Street & IBM
See the full speaker line:

NEW YORK , USA , August 15, 2018 / — Due to the success of FinTech Network’s Blockchain for Finance Conference in Europe and the Asia Pacific, we’ve now introduced our BFC series to the North American market. This meeting will take place in Boston on 14-15 November ( with an aim to help FSIs advance blockchain technology from POC to commercialization.

BFC NA will offer a platform for industry professionals to discuss these important challenges through keynote presentations; panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Delegates will learn how to streamline blockchain adoption, hear latest DLT applications, technical challenges and the crypto asset space
We’ve assembled some of the most recognised experts to discuss the latest advancements in DLT which will revolutionise the finance industry.

Highlights include:
• Microsoft’s Marley Gray will share his thoughts on technical challenges such as scalability, interoperability and privacy that need to be considered for full blockchain implementation
• Explore the partnerships that Barclays have formed to aid DLT adoption and where DLT fits within their overall fintech strategy
• Hear Factom, BBVA and Clovyr’s Amber Baldet discuss the ways of storing data on blockchains and the most effective platforms to use
• Understand Northern Trust and Fidelity’s standpoint on the developments of crypto assets and how this will affect financial services
• Examine the array of blockchain applications available and where the likes of Citi, Ripple, R3 & BNY Mellon are applying this technology

You’ll also hear from leading blockchain experts at the National Bank of Canada, DTCC, State Street & Digital Asset to help you to move your blockchain projects from POC to commercialization. To see the full speaker line-up and latest agenda, download the brochure now:

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Hannah Kitchen
Project Manager | FinTech Network
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FinTech Network
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Cutting-edge Research to be Presented at The Pacific Mesothelioma Center's Symposium on Mesothelioma at UCLA

On September 29th global experts will convene at The Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 15, 2018 / — On September 29th global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will again convene at the Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM), a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the lining of the chest– the pleura. The event is jointly hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC).

The Symposium is geared towards physicians and offers continuing medical education (CME) credit. It will also provide up-to-date information on mesothelioma for medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as mesothelioma patients, their families, and other interested parties. Topics will cover: Perioperative Immunotherapy; Mesothelioma Clinical Trials; Novel MRI Assessment of Mesothelioma Tumor Volume; Toxicities and Outcomes Using Whole Pleural Intensity – Modulated Proton Therapy; Understanding the Immune Response to Radiotherapy in a Dual Tumor Model of Mesothelioma; Integrative Molecular Characterization of Mesothelioma: Cancer Genome Atlas Project; A Modified Measles Virus Against Mesothelioma; An Exhaled Breath Biopsy Earmarks Exclusive Screening for MPM; Mesothelioma Immunotherapy by Controlling T Cell-Mediated Immunity; Overcoming the Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment of Murine Malignant Mesothelioma and more.

The Symposium will be led by Robert B. Cameron, MD, FACS, Director of the UCLA Mesothelioma Comprehensive Research Program and Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The roster of distinguished international faculty at the Symposium will include Kevin G. Blyth, MD, MBchB, FRCP, University of Glasgow; Nicolas Boisgerault, PhD, CRCINA Cancer Research Center, France; Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland; Mikihiro Kohno, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada; Marc Ladanyi, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York; Kevin Lamote, PhD, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Charles B. Simone II, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Wesley Wilson, PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia Perth, Australia, as well as local experts from UCLA.

"There is so much exciting science from around the world in terms of treatment for mesothelioma, with promising medical advances and new research” said Dr. Cameron. “This year we have changed the format to concentrate more on clinical and research sessions and have incredible speakers from all around the world”. The symposium gives an unrivaled opportunity for both the medically savvy and general public, including mesothelioma patients, to not only learn first-hand about groundbreaking discoveries but also to exchange ideas.

Early Bird tickets can be purchased before September 6th online at

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical research institute established in 2002. One of the divisions, The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) is focused on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The exploration of innovative ideas forms the foundation of PMC’s unique research program and provides the promise of future treatment breakthroughs. PMC is dedicated to educating the public on asbestos-related diseases and informing them of their best treatment options. PMC also connects newly diagnosed patients with other patients that have been through treatment and provides assistance and emotional support.

Clare Cameron
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center
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Haven Life debuts Plus, a new suite of services that benefits life insurance customers while they’re living

Haven Term policyholders can access to an online will service, a digital safe deposit box, an at-home DNA test and health report, and in store health services.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 15, 2018 / — A new offering unveiled today by online life insurance agency Haven Life provides customers with benefits beyond life insurance coverage. Haven Life Plus is an innovative rider to the Haven Term life insurance policy that helps policyholders live healthier, fuller and more protected lives.

While Haven Life customers have already taken the important step of securing a term life insurance policy, issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), they have other items on their to-do lists that they might not have gotten to yet. In February 2018, Haven Life surveyed policyholders to find out what benefits would appeal most to them. Eighty-three percent said they would use a free online will service if it were made available to them, 66% are interested in a digital vault for storing important documents, and 75% said they would be open to innovative wellness services like an at-home DNA test.

“We are a mission-driven business that aims to redefine the life insurance buying process and the relationship we have with customers,” said Haven Life CEO and Co-founder Yaron Ben-Zvi. “To date, we’ve been able to deliver on an innovative way to protect your loved ones when you’re gone. Now, we’re turning our focus to how we can also enhance the lives of customers while they’re living.”

In eligible states, a Haven Term policyholder can take advantage of the following services, which are included in the cost of the policy:
1. A digital solution for creating legal wills for you and your partner at no charge through Trust & Will (a $129 value.) The service also includes a healthcare power of attorney and directives.
2. A secure online safe deposit box for storing, managing and sharing your family’s important documents at no cost through LifeSite (normally $80 per year)
3. A discount for an innovative and actionable at-home health test that determines how well you are aging (or not) based on the length of the protective caps on your DNA strands through TeloYears ($30 for policyholders; normally $99)
4. A 15% discount voucher for family health services at MinuteClinic, inside CVS Pharmacy and Target stores

“The relationship that most people have with their life insurance company is a monthly bill. They have coverage in place, make their premium payments, and hope their loved ones will never have to use it,” said Ben-Zvi. “We’ve always felt there was more we could do for people after they buy a policy. With Haven Life Plus, we’re now able to not only offer easier life insurance but also an easier life.”

In addition to Plus, Haven Life will continue to offer LifeLink, a free-to-all mobile app that allows users to connect with 9-1-1 accurately, instantly and at the touch of a button.

The Haven Life Plus rider is not currently available to residents of Florida, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota or Washington state.

To learn more about the services offered through Haven Life Plus, visit

Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC is a life insurance startup, backed and wholly owned by MassMutual, that offers a simple online experience for buying high-quality and affordable coverage. Driven by a mission to make life less hard, we're committed to changing life insurance so that it's less time-consuming and far more rewarding.

Haven Life Plus (Plus) is the marketing name for the Plus Rider which is included as part of the Haven Term policy. The rider is not available in every state and is subject to change at any time. Neither Haven Life nor MassMutual are responsible for the provision of the benefits and services made accessible under the Plus Rider, which are provided by third party vendors (partners).

Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

Brittney Burgett
Haven Life
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Knight Bridge Investment Consultants Limited – Alibaba News, Fund Positions and Food Delivery

Alibaba Earnings Call on 23rd of August

Hedge-fund giant Bridgewater Associates, with about $160 billion under management, has added 84,629 shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. worth some $15.7m.

HONG KONG, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, August 15, 2018 / — As we draw closer to Alibaba’s earnings release, the company continues to draw investment from institutions and retail investors alike. Whilst the stock closed down slightly lower yesterday at $172.53, volumes over the past week have exceed the monthly average and KBICL expects the monster Chinese stock to not disappoint after its earnings release on the 23rd.

Hedge-fund giant Bridgewater Associates, with about $160 billion under management, has added 84,629 shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. worth some $15.7 million, to its holdings, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Other notable additions to the fund, led by Ray Dalio, included 1,042 shares of Inc., worth $1.8 million, and 28,834 shares of Baidu Inc. worth $7 million.

Jana Partners picked up new positions in social media giant Facebook (FB), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), and Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) in the second quarter. The New York-based hedge fund bought more than 650,000 shares of Facebook, about 44,000 shares of Alphabet, and some 439,000 shares of Alibaba.

John Sherwood of KBICL said, “The fact that we are seeing large institutional funds still looking for additional exposure to Alibaba is encouraging.” he noted, “BABA has been our pick for 2018 as it consolidates its investments throughout the course of the year ad obviously we are looking forward to the Ant Financial IPO.”

Also announced today, Kroger Co. will sell its products in China on an e-commerce site owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the grocer’s first foray into foreign sales amid a broader push into online retail. The U.S. supermarket chain on Tuesday said it plans to open an online storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall Global site, the Chinese internet titan’s platform for international brands. Kroger said the site will launch Wednesday with an initial product offering that includes dietary supplements and private-label products, much of it natural and organic goods.

Once Alibaba have released their earnings later this month, a rally on BABA could be on the cards as historically, the company’s performance is significantly stronger in the final quarter of the year.

To find out more information on the opportunities Knight Bridge Investment Consultants see’s with Alibaba and with the Ant Financial in particular, visit or contact us at for further information.

Charles Wi
Knight Bridge Investment Consultants Limited
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AuthorCentrix Magazine Features A Renowned Chef!

Brush with the Edge of Time and Profession

AuthorCentrix Magazine Features A Renowned Chef!

WELLINGTON, NJ, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 / — Following the success of the biggest International Book Fair held in New York, the AuthorCentrix Magazine debuts its 2018 edition and presents Chef Edward Nowakowski as one of the featured authors. Nowakowski is one of the pioneers of the very first publication of the magazine with a thousand copies distributed at the BookExpo America 2018.

Bold, persuasive and fun, his book entitled Brush with the Edge of Time and Profession, as well as the author’s life story are revealed for the avid readers to reflect and enjoy. It is undeniable that the publication of this memoir has been quite a success and now it has reached another milestone as it was successfully joined the said Fair.

The readers who were not given the chance to grab a physical copy of the magazine can still enjoy the inside stories of Nowakowski through the AuthorCentrix website. The site features a page for first-time authors and the veterans. Grab the digital copy now!

About the Author:
I’m a Polish master chef born in Austria and educated in Europe, mainly in Poland with apprenticeships in Lyon, France, and the former East Berlin. My culinary history includes hotel-restaurant school in Poland, cooking dinner for Nikita Khrushchev; working banquets for General Jaruzelski, Prime Minister of Poland; and Marshall A. Grechko, Soviet east bloc commander who organized the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Since arriving in the United States, I’ve worked for many major brand hotels, such as the Four Seasons Hotel, the Registry, Hyatt New York, Marriott, and Hilton hotels. My culinary awards include one gold medal, two bronze medals, two black Geneva medals, numerous trophies, blue ribbons, and many letters of excellence.

I have hosted former vice president Al Gore (twice), Lt. Gen. James F. McCall, controller of the U.S. Army; several US state governors and members of Congress, and many international dignitaries. I am sharing my professional experience with future culinary ambassadors of many educational institutions. I believe many of their students enjoy seeing my culinary art work. If you have an interest to view some of my work or know more about my fifty-five years of culinary career, you may contact me via e-mail or check me out in my Web site.

Product details
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: AuthorCentrix, Inc. (April 17, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1641334096
ISBN-13: 978-1641334099
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

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Israel Tennis Centers Foundation teams up with 2017 James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Solomonov for NYC fundraiser

2017 James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Solomonov

Israel Tennis Centers is changing lives for thousands of young Israelis by teaching self-reliance, perseverance and focus – I am excited to create a meal to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.”

— Chef Michael Solomonov, 2017 James Beard Award Winner

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 / — Going from Kitchen to Court, famed restaurateur, author and 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef Michael Solomonov, is on board to prepare a multi-course feast for Israel Tennis Centers Foundation annual fundraiser set for November 1, 2018 at Zavo in Manhattan.

“I am so proud of my Israeli heritage, and my passion for the incredibly rich world of Israeli cuisine has changed my life and shown me my life’s mission. Israel Tennis Centers is also changing lives for thousands of young Israelis by teaching life skills of self-reliance, perseverance and focus, and I am excited to create a meal in order to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.” states Michael Solomonov.

The Israel Tennis Centers Celebrity Chef Dinner is slated for Thursday, November 1st and will begin with a cocktail hour, starting at 6PM, followed by an intimate, seated multi-course dinner, chef meet and greet, wine-pairing, live auction and more, all benefiting scholarships to help vulnerable children overcome adversity through tennis and education at the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation.

The menu will include some favorites from Solomonov’s highly-acclaimed restaurant, Zahav, in Philadelphia, where it typically takes months to get a reservation. However, for this very special occasion, the menu will be kosher (following traditional Jewish dietary laws), which is not the norm at his other eateries.

“For foodies everywhere, this is a very special treat,” states Wendy Slavin, Event Co-Chair “But for people that are kosher – well – they are over the moon – to have the chance to eat a meal prepared by Chef Solomonov.”

“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have Michael with us for our annual event,” states Claudine Nussdorf, Event Co-chair. “And are so proud to be associated with this globally recognized top chef – for what he has achieved, for both himself as a phenomenal chef and for Israeli cuisine.”

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is an organization dedicated to creating lasting peace in one of the most turbulent areas in the world. Through tennis and education, their goal is to teach children of all backgrounds at the Israel Tennis Centers how to live successful lives. "Through the skills learned on the court, we teach our children in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring," states Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development. "As we believe, this will set them on the path to building lasting peace within their communities."

The focus of the ITC is on changing children’s lives every day so they can become better human beings. 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 ITC also recognizes the ability of tennis to bring together children from different religions as seen in its highly successful Coexistence Program.

For more information or to attend this event, please go to: or contact Julie Kroub, Development Director at 212-784-9203 or Tax deductible contributions are appreciated either online or on site.

About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:
The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the mediums of sport and education to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 500,00 children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

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

Hilarie Viener
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NAMIC Reveals 2018 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries

Chair, NAMIC Board of Directors

Media Executives to be Honored During Annual Awards Luncheon at the
32nd Annual NAMIC Conference on Oct. 17

This year’s class of Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries are powerful advocates for inclusion and diversity in the workplace and are bringing tremendous value to their companies and our industry.”

— Joiava Philpott, Chairperson of the NAMIC National Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 14, 2018 / — The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) in partnership with Multichannel News announced today the recipients of its 2018 Next Generation Leaders Awards, recognizing emerging multicultural business leaders in the media and entertainment industry for their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity in the workplace. Sponsored by Univision Communications Inc. and Discovery, the 2018 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries will be honored at the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference during the NAMIC Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The 2018 Next Generation Leader Awards will be presented in four categories to the following honorees:

* Cable MSO: Tamara Bowens, Group VP, Field Marketing and Sales Enablement, Spectrum Enterprises, Charter Communications
* Cable Programmer: Veronica Molina, Executive Director, News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide
* Creative Discipline: Jennifer Perri, VP, Univision Creator Network, Univision Communications Inc.
* Tech Company/Discipline: Saleem Malkana, VP, Product, New Digital Business, AMC Networks

“This year’s class of Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries are powerful advocates for inclusion and diversity in the workplace and are bringing tremendous value to their companies and our industry,” said Joiava Philpott, vice president, Regulatory Affairs, Law & Policy Department, Cox Communications and chairperson of the NAMIC National Board of Directors. “We should all be inspired by the talent, leadership and commitment of these honorees and the paths they are creating for those who follow in their footsteps.”

In addition to honoring the four Next Generation Leaders, NAMIC will also honor 10 emerging executives in its 2018 Luminaries Class:

* James An, VP, Business Integration and Implementation, Charter Communications
* Darshan Arneja, Executive Director, CRM Strategy and Planning, Cox Communications
* Angel Arocho, Executive Director, Compliance, Comcast Cable
* Tom Chiang, VP, Video Products, Charter Communications
* Roy Cho, VP, Distribution, AMC Networks
* Brendan Gabriel, VP, Production & Creative Director, The Africa Channel
* Cherisse McKenzie, VP, Production, REVOLT Media & TV
* Toni Murphy, VP, Comcast Business, Comcast Cable
* Sheereen Russell, VP, Ad Sales & Partner Solutions, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
* Jose Zamora, SVP, Strategic Communications, News, Univision Communications Inc.

For more information on NAMIC and the 2018 NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon, please visit To register for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference visit: Group discounts are available. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Sandra Girado at 212-594-5985 or

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NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 4,000 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served. Please visit for more information about NAMIC and its many opportunities.

Wanita Niehaus
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Investors Bank Supplies Financing for The Loketch Group's New Multifamily Building in Ridgewood, Queens

The Loketch Group’s new apartment building is helping transfrom the housing market in Ridgewood by offering amenities as well as bright, modern living units that are close to subways and a vibrant, shopping area.

The Loketch Group's distinctive multifamily building in Queens, NY offers amenities to help residents connect and have fun while building an engaged community.

Investors Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC)

Michael and the CRE Lending Group have always made every effort to understand the specific credit requirements for each of our projects. We see Investors as a solid, capable and dependable ally.”

— Moishe Loketch, President of The Loketch Group

RIDGEWOOD, NY, USA, August 14, 2018 / — Investors Bank recently provided $25.8 million in permanent financing to replace the construction loan on The Loketch Group’s multifamily housing property in Ridgewood, Queens. The new, five-story multi-family structure is located at 803 Wyckoff Avenue, which is between Putman Avenue and Cornelia Street. Designed by Architect Charles Mallea, the apartment building houses 54 residential units – 29 duplexes and 25 regular apartments – occupying 43,000-square feet of space.

In announcing the financing, Vice President and Relationship Manager Michael D. Whalen, a member of the Investors Bank Commercial Real Estate Lending Group, said, “This transaction shows how we develop long-term relationships with clients. Our team worked with The Loketch Group to create a well-structured loan agreement as the client was leasing apartments and their income projections were evolving. We took a flexible approach as the lending package was finalized so that we hit the right financing spot even though we are aiming at a moving target.”

The Loketch Group designed the multifamily building to encourage a greater sense of community among the tenants. For example, in the 803 Wyckoff complex there are common areas for recreation, workouts, social events and entertainment as well as shared-work space. Tenants have full access to a 1,000-square-foot space on the fifth floor that includes a gym, lounge and multiple-purpose area, as well as 490-square-foot multi-use room located in the cellar. The building also has parking for 24 vehicles.

In discussing his firm’s relationship with Investors Bank, Moishe Loketch, who runs the company with his father, Pinny, said, “Michael and the CRE Lending Group have always made every effort to understand the specific credit requirements for each of our projects. We see Investors as a solid, capable and dependable ally. This time, we decided to negotiate directly with the lending team instead of using a broker in securing the financing for this exceptional property, which is now almost completely leased.”

Investors Bank’s CRE Lending Group is based in Manhattan, and it is led by Senior Vice President Joseph Orefice. To speak directly with Investors Bank about CRE financing, please contact:
• Mr. Orefice, New York City office, at 646-358-8381;
• Andrew Markey, Short Hills, New Jersey office, at 973-522-3837;
• Marc Katz, New York City office, at 646-358-8382; or
• Tim Touhey, Robbinsville, New Jersey office, at 609-937-0037.

About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender
Investors Bank’s website is, and the Bank can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

Rinklin Rinklin
Essential Public Relations
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Let's Run It Back™

NEW YORK, NEW YORK , UNITED STATES , August 14, 2018 / —
Former NBA head coach and player Byron Scott Announces Launch of League

NBA legend and coach Byron Scott, officially announces the launch of Primetime Basketball (, a new 5-on-5, full court basketball league that will feature some of the best players who have ever played the game of basketball, all who have once played in the NBA. “I am so excited about our Primetime Basketball League. We are giving our players an opportunity to continue their basketball careers,” said Primetime Basketball CEO Byron Scott. Primetime Basketball League (PBL), will begin with showcase games this summer and follow with the first full complete inaugural season commencing in June 2019.

2018 summer showcase games are set to occur in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. Game schedule is as follows: Miami Beach Kings vs Los Angeles Superstars, August 26th, 2018, at the Watsco Center in Miami; Chicago Wildcats vs New York Gotham Ballers, September 1, 2018, at Chicago UIC Center; New York Gotham Ballers vs Chicago Wildcats, September 8th, 2018, at Rutgers University Athletic Center; Los Angeles Superstars vs Miami Beach Kings, September 16th, 2018 at Bren Events Center, Irvine. The league will unite basketball greats and their biggest fans playing in arenas across the country—including major markets. The new league will bring fans, legendary NBA superstars competing against one another, in intimate settings, filled with exciting matchups, riveting play and competitive team pairings which are coined to be some of the hottest players for the world to witness. “I love the fact that we can help our players continue their basketball careers, but I’m even more excited that we can help them with the transition from basketball, to life after basketball,” said Scott.

Former NBA players who have officially committed to participate in this summer four-game showcase include Carlos Arroyo, Yakhouba Diawara, Johan Petro, Sundiata Gaines, Cheyne Gadson, Darius Miles, Daniel Gibson, Smush Parker, Kareem Rush, Earl Boykins, Brian Cook, Devin Green, Charles Jones, Corey Homicide, Andre Barrett, Kenny Satterfield, Luther Head; along with a host of others. Coaches: Kenny Anderson, Timothy Hardaway Sr., Nick Anderson, Mitchell Richmond, Tony Farmer and Paul Pressey.

“It is exciting to host this showcase in these four important cities and allow the world to get a sample of what’s to come in the summer of 2019, allowing great players to continue to play competitive basketball and enhance their careers is simply amazing,” said Primetime Basketball COO John Askew. “It's been a long journey, and I am enthused to be the host for the game in Chicago,” said Chicago host Mark Aguirre.

BeTerrific will stream Primetime Basketball League games live to syndication, distribution partners, and platforms including Facebook, Periscope/Twitter, Mixer, OTT Apps, and Twitch. BeTerrific will also host PBL games on its Amazon Prime Channel. Twitch is a subsidiary of Amazon, NBA G league is also hosted on Twitch, streaming on Twitter and Facebook and Periscope. Microsoft owns Mixer, who has made tremendous notches in the sports arena space worldwide. “We think that Primetime is poised to do something spectacular and we wanted to be a part of it as the league begins, as an opportunity to do something special with both Primetime and athletes who still have a lot of game in them and showcase that opportunity to the world. This is a complete production and experience we put together for fans,” said BeTerrific CEO and Founder Michael Artsis.

A full season will occur in different arenas in cities across the country, with the full schedule of dates and venues set to announce in January 2019. Primetime will focus on the game of basketball, and community awareness in each city where games will play. PBL plans to announce its international game schedule at the conclusion of the summer showcase games which will be played in the off season, starting in November 2018. For more information, to purchase tickets for the summer showcase games and to sign up for news updates, visit ( Summer showcase game day tickets are available for purchase at and for Rutgers game specifically.

The official tagline of the league: Primetime Basketball, Let’s Run It Back™

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About Primetime Basketball League
Primetime Basketball League ( is elevated, riveting competitive basketball where basketball greats play. The league is a touring basketball attraction filled with fanfare, sports play, community engagement, and player focus. It’s full-court, 5-on-5 basketball competition, played in arenas around the world. Primetime features some of the greatest players who have ever played basketball—all who have once played in the NBA, with a summer showcase in 2018 and full league play tip-off beginning June 2019. NBA legend and coach Byron Scott is the CEO of the league.

About Byron Scott:
Byron Scott coached in the NBA for nearly 20 years. He began coaching as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings in 1998 and was there for two seasons before becoming head coach of the New Jersey Nets, where he coached the team to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances. He went to the New Orleans Hornets in 2004, was there when the team moved to Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina, then came back with a 56-win season in New Orleans in 2007-08. Scott was named the head coach of the 2008 Western Conference All-Star team, and a few months after, he was awarded the 2007–2008 NBA coach of the year award. He went to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014 and finished with an overall record of 454-647. He had two 50-win teams and made the playoffs four times. Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers’ home arena, The Forum. He attended Arizona State University but left school in his junior year to enter into the NBA. As a player, he played 14 years in the NBA and won three NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era

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