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First Touchless Pizza Serving Plate for Restaurants – A Solution to New Food Handling Safety Expectations

HUDSON, Ohio -- Nuova Vita Corporation is excited to announce the launch of the first No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border. This next generation pizza serving plate is designed for today's sanitization standards and makes other serving plates obsolete.

The patented No HandL Portion PadL(tm) enables restaurant patrons to avoid shared surface areas when self-serving pizza slices. This decreases the risk for spread of viral pathogens associated with the novel coronavirus and bacteria that causes food borne illness.

Each custom-made No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border is ideal for sharing pizza at the table. Three unique features give patrons peace of mind and convenience. Finger wells enable individuals to grasp and move the serving plate without shared surface contact, recessed grooves ensure fully cut slices to allow patrons to easily remove a slice of pizza from the plate and centering circles consistently ensure equally cut slices so every slice is as desirable as the next.

"The government provides restauranteurs with food preparation and serving guidelines and regulations, but it's ultimately consumer confidence that determines sales," said Greg Getzinger, founder and CEO of Nuova Vita Corporation.

He added, "The No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border will help restauranteurs give people safe, familiar and convenient group pizza dining experiences, where they can feel a part of community again."

More information - and online ordering - now available at https://www.portionpadl.com/.

For further details and personal assistance contact Nuova Vita Corporation by phone at 330-608-5928.

About Nuova Vita Corporation:

Nuova Vita Corporation is a pizza and lasagna cutting board and portioning guide company. Their patented and patent pending branded products, the Portion PadL is the premier pizza portioning cutting board company specializing in customizing Portion PadLs for each customer's pizza size and slice applications.

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Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Launches the Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. -- Since the coronavirus pandemic began, it has changed the world, our community, and the elder care industry as we know it. Given the immense impact on seniors and older disabled adults, it is more important than ever to support our elder community care systems that protect the quality of life and advance the aging journey in this new era of care. Taking the lead in addressing these issues is Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda with the launch of their 12-month Elder Justice Lunch and Learn Series.

"This is the fifth year that we are hosting our annual elder justice event, but it's not our traditional in-person forum," says Nicole Howell, executive director of Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda. "We rapidly pivoted and transitioned to a yearlong monthly webinar series that brings our industry together with leaders at the forefront of addressing the evolution of elder abuse and COVID-19."

According to the Administration for Community Living (ACL), it is "estimated that 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited" every year. In addition, these aging adults lose more than $2.6 billion due to elder financial abuse, which is critical to their lifestyle and basic needs. The ACL also reports that only one in five elder abuse crimes are discovered.

"Our world is like a snow globe, right? We've gotten super shaken up, and now a critical issue is even more magnified," Howell continues. "Elder abuse doesn't discriminate. It happens to anyone and everyone. With seniors in isolation, we're doing everything in our power to ensure their overall safety, health, and wellness, but it's not enough. We need big systemic changes, and that's our goal with bringing everyone together for this event."

This program is set to launch on Thursday, June 18, 2020, with the first webinar taking place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. This series of monthly webinars will continue to take place on the third Thursday of every month until May 20, 2021.

The first event on June 18 features elder abuse investigation and prosecution expert Paul Greenwood with a keynote on the "Collaboration and the Future of Elder Justice." As a newly retired district attorney who headed up the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit at the San Diego DA's Office for over twenty years, Paul is known worldwide for his consultancy on elder abuse cases as well as law enforcement and agency training.

Other topics in this series include:
* Preventing Eviction in the Age of COVID-19
* National Trends in Adult Protective Services Amid COVID-19
* Professional Strategies - Taking Care of Ourselves So We Can Take Care of Others
* Actionable Engagement Tactics to Prevent Isolation + Advances in Technology
* Rights Afforded to Victims and Their Families
* The Art and Science of Working with "Non-Verbal" Clients
* Expanding Reach and Impact with Community-Based Organizations, First Responders, Local Government, and More
* Scam Prevention and Recovery

Registration for this first session is available through Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-collaboration-and-the-future-of-elder-justice-tickets-106010594542

More information on future sessions can be found on the event webpage - https://www.ccsombudsman.org/elder-justice/elder-justice-lunch-and-learn/

The Elder Justice Lunch and Learn program is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and planning partners that include California Department of Social Services; California Department of Aging; California Commission on Aging; California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association; California State Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians, and Public Conservators; and California Department of Aging State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

About Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda:

Ombudsman Services is the only organization mandated by law to make unannounced visits to long-term care facilities to ensure that residents are free from abuse and are receiving quality care. We have been aiding the community for more than 40 years, and all services are free of charge. We serve Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties with our team of highly trained Ombudsman staff and volunteers.

For more information, visit https://www.ccsombudsman.org/.

About Kaiser Permanente:

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care and is recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.

Learn More: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org

About California Department of Social Services:
The Department provides aid, services, and protection to needy children and adults. By managing and funding its programs, the objectives of the Department are carried out through the 4,200 employees located in 51 offices throughout the state, the 58 county welfare departments, offices, and a host of community-based organizations.

Learn More: https://www.cdss.ca.gov

About California Department of Aging:
The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the state regarding transportation, housing and accessibility, emergency preparedness and response, wellness and nutrition, falls and injury prevention, improving services to persons with dementia, reducing fraud and abuse, and many other issues.

Learn More: https://www.aging.ca.gov

About California Commission on Aging:
The Commission serves as "the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies relating to programs and services that affect older individuals."

Learn More: https://ccoa.ca.gov

About California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association:
California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association (CLTCOA) is the leading voice for local Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman programs. The association's education, public information and systemic advocacy is leading the way for California's LTC Ombudsman programs to protect the aging and dependent adults in their communities. CLTCOA and its local partners are shaping the future of aging in California by ensuring that the over 304,000 residents in long-term care have access to excellence in advocacy through their local LTC Ombudsman program.

Learn More: https://www.cltcoa.org

About CAPAPGPC:
The California Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians, and Public Conservators is a nonprofit association acting as the legal guardian or conservator of older and dependent adult Californians who are no longer able to act in their own best interest, resist undue influence, or are gravely disabled as a result of a psychiatric or cognitive disorder.

Learn More: http://capapgpc.org

About California Department of Aging State Long-Term Care Ombudsman:
The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the state. These services are provided locally by the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Medi-Cal Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) centers, or other contracted agencies.

Learn More: https://www.aging.ca.gov/Programs_and_Services/Long-Term_Care_Ombudsman/

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Poetry Reawakens Soul, Something Desperately Needed in Our Uncertain Times

LAKESIDE, Mont. -- Eight One 818 Publishing announces a new book release, "Reimagining In 2020: Poems: First Reflections" (ISBN: 978-1733941235) by Laura Keller-Wolff. Response to a world pandemic comes in many forms. Sheltering in place, one poet finds deeper vision facing the urgencies of radical change.

"Reimagining In 2020" is author Laura Keller-Wolff's second book in a series on the theme of reimagining, here she challenges readers to reach for the poetics of heart and soul in times of extreme instability. These times push us to the edge of every sense perception, where steps toward a new world are inches away. Yet, we need to create a bridge from volatility to the new sources of depth, symbolism and non-literal footholds to carry our world beyond. That bridge is poetry: A sister to art, a brother to peaceful co-existence. We find a deeper, broader lens through poetry, the opportunity to reimagine with 2020 vision.

"The place for the poetic arts is now-more than ever before," Keller-Wolff says. "Poetry provides a timeless connection to our humanness, as reflected in lines from The Doorman - a poem honoring one of New York City's first COVID-19 victims: "Some people ripen this way, / so full of the earth and the life / that make all of us real, / with work that does like the seed, / carrying the sweetness of character - / hands waiting even before you arrive."

Poetry meets landscape where Keller-Wolff makes her home, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She is the founder and director of Spiralation, Inc., managing The Mural-Poetry Project-which united youth and elders, generating 14 murals featuring local history, art and poetry, and the Dream-Well Project-generating poetry and art from dream analysis.

Learn more at https://www.laurakeller-wolff.com/.

SUMMARY:
TITLE: REIMAGINING IN 2020: POEMS: FIRST REFLECTIONS
GENRE: Poetry
PUBLICATION: MAY 31, 2020
PRICE: Paperback: $15.99; E-book: $9.99
AUTHOR: Laura Keller-Wolff
ISBN: 978-1-7339412-3-5 Paperback; 978-1-7339412-4-2 E-Book
PAGES: 154
PUBLISHER: Eight One 818 Publishing

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Poetry Reawakens Soul, Something Desperately Needed in Our Uncertain Times

LAKESIDE, Mont. -- Eight One 818 Publishing announces a new book release, "Reimagining In 2020: Poems: First Reflections" (ISBN: 978-1733941235) by Laura Keller-Wolff. Response to a world pandemic comes in many forms. Sheltering in place, one poet finds deeper vision facing the urgencies of radical change.

"Reimagining In 2020" is author Laura Keller-Wolff's second book in a series on the theme of reimagining, here she challenges readers to reach for the poetics of heart and soul in times of extreme instability. These times push us to the edge of every sense perception, where steps toward a new world are inches away. Yet, we need to create a bridge from volatility to the new sources of depth, symbolism and non-literal footholds to carry our world beyond. That bridge is poetry: A sister to art, a brother to peaceful co-existence. We find a deeper, broader lens through poetry, the opportunity to reimagine with 2020 vision.

"The place for the poetic arts is now-more than ever before," Keller-Wolff says. "Poetry provides a timeless connection to our humanness, as reflected in lines from The Doorman - a poem honoring one of New York City's first COVID-19 victims: "Some people ripen this way, / so full of the earth and the life / that make all of us real, / with work that does like the seed, / carrying the sweetness of character - / hands waiting even before you arrive."

Poetry meets landscape where Keller-Wolff makes her home, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She is the founder and director of Spiralation, Inc., managing The Mural-Poetry Project-which united youth and elders, generating 14 murals featuring local history, art and poetry, and the Dream-Well Project-generating poetry and art from dream analysis.

Learn more at https://www.laurakeller-wolff.com/.

SUMMARY:
TITLE: REIMAGINING IN 2020: POEMS: FIRST REFLECTIONS
GENRE: Poetry
PUBLICATION: MAY 31, 2020
PRICE: Paperback: $15.99; E-book: $9.99
AUTHOR: Laura Keller-Wolff
ISBN: 978-1-7339412-3-5 Paperback; 978-1-7339412-4-2 E-Book
PAGES: 154
PUBLISHER: Eight One 818 Publishing

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*Caption: Cover, "Reimagining In 2020: Poems: First Reflections."

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

Poetry Reawakens Soul, Something Desperately Needed in Our Uncertain Times

LAKESIDE, Mont. -- Eight One 818 Publishing announces a new book release, "Reimagining In 2020: Poems: First Reflections" (ISBN: 978-1733941235) by Laura Keller-Wolff. Response to a world pandemic comes in many forms. Sheltering in place, one poet finds deeper vision facing the urgencies of radical change.

"Reimagining In 2020" is author Laura Keller-Wolff's second book in a series on the theme of reimagining, here she challenges readers to reach for the poetics of heart and soul in times of extreme instability. These times push us to the edge of every sense perception, where steps toward a new world are inches away. Yet, we need to create a bridge from volatility to the new sources of depth, symbolism and non-literal footholds to carry our world beyond. That bridge is poetry: A sister to art, a brother to peaceful co-existence. We find a deeper, broader lens through poetry, the opportunity to reimagine with 2020 vision.

"The place for the poetic arts is now-more than ever before," Keller-Wolff says. "Poetry provides a timeless connection to our humanness, as reflected in lines from The Doorman - a poem honoring one of New York City's first COVID-19 victims: "Some people ripen this way, / so full of the earth and the life / that make all of us real, / with work that does like the seed, / carrying the sweetness of character - / hands waiting even before you arrive."

Poetry meets landscape where Keller-Wolff makes her home, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She is the founder and director of Spiralation, Inc., managing The Mural-Poetry Project-which united youth and elders, generating 14 murals featuring local history, art and poetry, and the Dream-Well Project-generating poetry and art from dream analysis.

Learn more at https://www.laurakeller-wolff.com/.

SUMMARY:
TITLE: REIMAGINING IN 2020: POEMS: FIRST REFLECTIONS
GENRE: Poetry
PUBLICATION: MAY 31, 2020
PRICE: Paperback: $15.99; E-book: $9.99
AUTHOR: Laura Keller-Wolff
ISBN: 978-1-7339412-3-5 Paperback; 978-1-7339412-4-2 E-Book
PAGES: 154
PUBLISHER: Eight One 818 Publishing

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*Caption: Cover, "Reimagining In 2020: Poems: First Reflections."

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New Book – Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- New cutting-edge self-help book, "How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19" (ISBN: 978-1716882661) just released by Shirley Amy BSC, offers readers a clear understanding of why getting enough vitamin D is so crucial during this pandemic.

Shirley highlights the recent research that shows that individuals with severe vitamin D deficiency, are twice as inclined to suffer major COVID-19 complications; and that vitamin D not only strengthens our immunity, it can protect us against acute respiratory infections.

In her book, which is geared to address the vitamin D deficiency in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world, Amy highlights recent research which indicates that vitamin D not only boosts our innate immune system (the first part of our body to detect invaders such as viruses, parasites, bacteria and toxins), but also prevents our immune system from becoming dangerously hyperactive (going haywire and creating a cytokine storm).

Amy notes that: "This means that, as some researchers state, if we have healthy vitamin D levels, we may be protected from having serious complications, or dying from COVID-19. Just upping our D to the recommended level, is very easy for everyone who has a deficiency, and it doesn't cost a dime to get some sun every day, as wearing a sunblock, which is recommended, still lets a small amount of UVB rays in."

She adds, "Moreover, we can put some vitamin D foods (including vitamin D enriched foods) in our cart; and if necessary, take a supplement (subject to any contra-indications to medication, and certain diseases, etc.), and having a doctor's approval. And very importantly, we should ensure that we do not take more than the recommended daily allowance."

"An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency" [1] NIH - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532266/.

Based on the latest science from top US institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Nutrition Source, and Yale Medicine, this short, easy-to-understand, 5 chapter book, is geared to show readers how they and their families and loved ones, can up their Vitamin D intake to the recommended level, via the sun, food, and/or a supplement.

About the Author

Shirley Amy BSC is a well-known English Holistic Health Guru & the author of four other books. These include the highly successful method: "The Winning Way to Quit Smoking," which includes de-stressing holistic supports such as aromatherapy and American-made Quit Tea, which help people resist the urge to light up. Shirley has been instrumental in helping people quit smoking during the pandemic, as robust evidence, such as that published in the journal, Lancet Respiratory Medicine (May 2020), implies that several mechanisms could raise the chance of smokers contracting respiratory tract infections.

Getting a Copy

"Beating the Enemy: How Vitamin D Could Help Fight COVID-19," is available as an ebook or paperback from Lulu.

Website: https://www.beatingcovid-19.com/

Press enquiries: shirleyamy@live.com

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George Floyd Memorial Bust Released for 3D Printing by Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust, which is currently online for virtual viewing, can also be 3D printed at local libraries, maker spaces, colleges, and community networks of individuals with 3D printers. The 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

The memorial bust, modeled after a photo of George Floyd, which has been the source of many community murals, depicts a strong and gentle man. It was created by the father-and-son team of sculptors, Daniel and Rodman Edwards.

"While protesting is pivotal, there are plenty of other effective modes of activism," said Rodman Edwards, "we agreed that using our talents was the best way we could show our support."

3D printing is a service many local libraries are making available to the public and websites like 3D Printing Media Network provide listings of libraries with 3D printers as well as maker spaces. "There is an active 3D printing community and many of those people are staying at home and social distancing, unable to join the protests, but wishing to show their support - they can 3D print a memorial portrait of George Floyd at home, and post images or video of the bust for online vigils through social media," said Daniel Edwards.

"The memorial bust of George Floyd puts power into the peoples' hands. For the first time in history, individuals have the right to choose who they wish to memorialize forever. This is a step in the right direction and will hopefully set about a trend in civic artworks," said Rodman Edwards.

Daniel and Rodman Edwards are sculptors who reside outside of San Francisco. Their work can be viewed at https://HipHopAllStars.Art.

The Memorial Bust for George Floyd will be available for virtual viewing and download at https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/george-floyd-memorial-bust-0c4f918e8e16463e8d5de92bc49a9f23

For more information, contact Cory Allen at 405-889-2679.

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5,000 elementary schools across America are searching for a safe way to offer recess during the Pandemic

WEBB CITY, Mo. -- A pandemic recess solution is being released by Peaceful Playgrounds Inc. A 6-foot Distancing Playground, the brainchild of award-winning educator and playground designer, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, is an answer sure to thrill millions of children as they return to school in the fall. Why? Dr. Bossenmeyer has saved recess! While some educators assume that a 6-foot distancing requirement will eliminate recess altogether, Dr. Bossenmeyer thinks otherwise.

Dr. Bossenmeyer, a longtime teacher and principal from Southern California, asked: "Why should we eliminate recess from the school day?" With some paint and planning, she maintains that "recess can still be safe." She knows a little about school safety and recess. Her Peaceful Playgrounds Program has been shown to reduce injuries, bullying, conflicts in more than 8,000 schools across the nation over the past 20 years. Play structures are not part of her pandemic playground plan. Following CDC recess recommendations during Covid-19 she recommends recess area by class in activity zones.

Drawing on her strong background in playground safety and design, Dr. Bossenmeyer created a 6-foot Social Distancing Playground. She has created a series of Activity Zones with age-appropriate games and learning activities to be painted on existing playground surfaces using blueprints, and prefabricated stencils. QR codes can be scanned with smart phones or smart tablets for video instructions on all the games and activities which inform teachers teaching the activities.

The 6-foot Distancing Playground consists of 4 parameters to maintain social distancing, while still affording playground and recess activity for the kids:

* Activity Zones Painted on the Asphalt - The first object was to regulate movement but still allow children to move and burn off some steam. As a result, game courts are painted with painted dots and boxes to indicate waiting lines and to maintain suggested social distancing.

* Limited Equipment - To avoid spreading the virus with playground equipment such as red playground balls or playground structures, the 6-foot Social Distancing Playground is designed with age appropriate challenges and limited equipment which is not shared. An example of equipment used in the Social Distancing Playground is a plastic water bottle the children bring from home to play a bottle toss game. Schools have no need to sanitize school equipment and utilization of play structures is not recommended.

* Dots Mark the Spot - Each student must stand on a dot which indicates their spot in line, and it restricts movement but still allows movement while maintaining a 6-foot spacing between students and activities. No one should be wandering aimlessly around the playground. They select one activity zone by classroom and remain there for the duration of the recess period. (*CDC Guideline for recess during covid-19 outbreak.)

* Maintaining Control and Organized Supervision - A freeze bell is recommended. Student freeze at the bell ending recess and wait to be dismissed by each Activity Zone utilizing Designated Walkways to avoid crowding when lining up to exit the playground. As with all recess conducted, Social Distancing guidelines requires supervision from School Staff. Staggered recess periods are recommended which is also a CDC guideline.

In 1995, then Principal Melinda Bossenmeyer put the first Peaceful Playgrounds program into practice at an elementary school in Southern California. The concept was an overnight success and brought accolades and recognition. In 1999, Dr. Bossenmeyer's elementary school was honored with the State of California's Golden Bell Award in the Student-Safety Category from the California School Boards Association.

"With the COVID-19 lockdowns and children sheltering in place," Dr. Bossenmeyer said, "it is inconceivable that young children be further confined at school sites when school resumes this fall." She maintains that with a little paint and planning, children can resume recess while maintaining social distancing.

Learn more at: https://peacefulplaygrounds.com/covid-19-distancing-playground/

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New Version of Artify HCM Released

LONDON, U.K. -- MBA Fakhro Group has released the latest version of its Artify HCM software to address the needs of US businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Human Capital Management product includes a number of AI upgrades that make the product unique.

These features include the ability for employees to have video calls with one another through the platform and for the platform to convert the discussions on the calls from voice to text automatically to create minutes of meeting.

The product also includes an automated chatbot developed in Python to answer any questions that employees may have, and to learn from each interaction, in a way that will ultimately allow it to be the nerve center of the organization.

The product, which is cloud-based and available for trial at https://www.artifyhcm.com/, also greatly simplifies the ability to clear payroll around the world for employees who work from home.

MBA Fakhro Group plans for the new version of Artify HCM to enhance the efficiency of companies in the US and around the world. Developed at the company's R&D labs in India, the Artify HCM product was developed with the US business in mind.

Commenting on the milestone, Mo Fakhro, the owner of MBA Fakhro Group, said: "We are a conglomerate that works to capture people's imaginations and expand their horizons about what is possible. The COVID pandemic has taught us to adapt as individuals and organizations, and this has made us at MBA Fakhro Group think about how our software products need to adapt to the new realities of the world. The HCM products of today need to allow for better remote monitoring, payments, and claims, and need to be in line with the requirements of a decentralized organization that exists, in effect, in the cloud."

About MBA Fakhro Group:

MBA Fakhro Group is an innovation focused multinational group. The company operates wholly owned businesses in various markets around the world. The group aspires to change the world positively through innovation, and is a pioneer of research and development with many success stories through its R&D efforts in its information technology business segment.

In addition to Artify HCM, the group also owns a marketplace app named Dukakeen. Both businesses were born out of its research and development labs and are now present across many markets. It also owns an ecommerce marketplace platform focused on Africa named NileBuy, and one focused on India named BombayBuy. Its research and development labs and innovation efforts form the core of the group across all of its business segments and represent the engine that creates many of the new businesses of the group. In addition to information technology, the group also operates under the business segments of foods, infrastructure, education, health, media, mobility, and real estate.

Artify HCM falls within the group's future vision of creating better user experiences for people around the world through inventions and innovations. Artify HCM falls under the information technology business segment of MBA Fakhro Group that is also working at the R&D stage on other projects that are yet to be announced, including Alchemist CRM and Algebra AI, among others. Learn more at: https://www.artifyhcm.com/

Mo Fakhro founded MBA Fakhro Group on June 11, 2000, the day he graduated from Stanford University in Silicon Valley. Stanford is a renowned institution that was attended by many of the world's top entrepreneurs in technology including Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, Jerry Yang, Bill Hewlett, and many others. He aspires to prove, through MBA Fakhro Group, that it is possible to be a Middle Eastern company that excels through intellect, and to prove to the youth of the region that the science books that they learn from in school are in fact useful to their future careers and lives, and can be used to create great products and services that change the world for the better.

Related link: https://www.artifyhcm.com/

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Teenager Creates COVID-19 Wristbands to Educate and Raise Awareness

CHICAGO, Ill. -- What started out as a small family project for three teenagers concerned for their grandparents' safety during quarantine has taken off with the launch of COVID-19 Wristband, LLC. Kenna Royce, 17, and her two younger brothers, Hayden and Colby, launched an innovative effort to help others communicate and encourage safe social distancing practices during the pandemic. The Royce siblings created the COVID-19 Wristband project.

"The wristbands feature colors and embossing that signify unique designations regarding COVID-19 status and role," says Kenna Royce.

Wristbands are available in Red, Green, Yellow and Purple:

* Red = High-Risk -- The red designation is for individuals who are at higher risk of contracting the virus. This includes seniors, as well as individuals of any age with a compromised immune system or an underlying medical condition that increases their risk. A red wristband helps communicate that status to others nearby and encourage them to practice extreme social distancing.

* Green = Recovered -- The green wristbands are for those who have recovered from COVID-19. Royce created this designation to encourage people who have recovered from the virus to share information about their experience and inspire others to practice safe social distancing to prevent further spread.

* Yellow = Cautious -- Yellow COVID-19 wristbands are for people who are neither high-risk nor recovered. Their status is unknown; they may not have the virus, or they may be carriers who are not exhibiting any symptoms. The yellow wristband reminds them and others to continue to follow public health recommendations designed to prevent the further spread of the virus.

* Purple = Essential Workers -- The purple wristbands don't communicate COVID-19 status. Instead, they are designed to celebrate the contributions of frontline workers including healthcare professionals, grocery employees, delivery personnel, maintenance workers, and others. Royce created the purple wristband as a symbol of unity and solidarity for those who deserve our thanks and appreciation during the pandemic - and to encourage people around these essential workers to express their gratitude.

Wristbands can be ordered for $2 each at https://www.covidwristband.com/.

To date, wristbands have been shipped to 25 states across the US, from California to Maine. The Royce family is donating all proceeds from the sales of the COVID-19 wristbands. So far, donations have been made to local hospitals, assisting living facilities, restaurants, and retailers. To learn more, visit: https://www.covidwristband.com

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*Photo caption: Royce family.

Related link: https://www.covidwristband.com

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