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Edmond Hooker, MD, Darrel Hicks, and Bruce Rippe Discuss Medical Mattress Contamination Issues on C.diff Spores and More, Aug. 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- C Diff Foundation's, "C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network," is honored to announce Dr. Edmond Hooker, MD -- Associate Professor of Health Services Administration at Xavier University, Darrel Hicks, a well-known hospital environment specialist and educator, and Bruce Rippe, CEO of Trinity Guardion, manufacturer of the Trinity Guardion Patient Protective Barrier, as our guest speakers on August 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on www.cdiffradio.com.

These leading topic experts will be discussing Dr. Hooker's Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) research related to hospital beds and mattresses, the issues that prevent successful disinfection of soft mattress surfaces, the new regulatory landscape, and the proven solution to the problem. The data being shared will be beneficial to hospital nursing officers, infection preventionists, and environmental services professionals. Many healthcare professionals are unaware that hospital beds, which are the epicenter of patient care, can also be the epicenter of potentially life-threatening cross-contamination.

Trinity Guardion's patient protective microbarrier is the first and only launderable and reusable mattress cover system specifically for medical beds. It's designed to protect each patient and prolong the useful life of expensive high-tech hospital mattresses, by shielding the mattress and bed deck from every previous occupant's microbial biome. More importantly, it protects each patient from residual pathogenic organisms such as C. diff., which can cause serious illness and death, and may be present even if previous patients were not symptomatic.

About Trinity Guardion:
Founded in 2010 and based in Batesville, Indiana, Trinity Guardion manufactures the Trinity Guardion(R) Patient Protective Barrier, the only reusable and launderable cover system for hospital beds and bed decks that is specifically engineered to block and eliminate pathogens such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff.). The system delivers a validated cleaning and disinfection solution that is proven to reduce infection rates.

About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2012 by Nancy C. Caralla, a nurse who was diagnosed and treated for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections. Through her own journey and the loss of their father to C. difficile infection involvement, Nancy recognized the need for greater awareness through education about research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide working to address the public health threat posed by this devastating infection.

For information please visit http://www.cdifffoundation.org/.

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Clifford McDonald, MD and Alison Laufer-Halpin, Ph.D., of the CDC Discuss the Human Microbiome on C. diff. Spores and More

ATLANTA, Ga. -- C Diff Foundation's "C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network" is honored to announce Doctors McDonald and Laufer-Halpin as our guest speakers on July 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on C Diff Radio (www.cdiffradio.com).

These leading topic experts will be discussing significant ways to unlock the mysteries of the human microbiome; how it affects our health, the immune system, and why it is so important to protect it.

As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) efforts to protect patients and slow antibiotic-resistance, the CDC is investing in research to discover and develop new ways to prevent antibiotic-resistant infections.

Learn more about C Diff Radio at: http://www.cdiffradio.com/.

About the C Diff Foundation:

The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2012 by Nancy C. Caralla, a nurse who was diagnosed and treated for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections.

Through her own journey and the loss of their father to C. difficile infection involvement, Nancy recognized the need for greater awareness through education about research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide working to address the public health threat posed by this devastating infection.

For information please visit https://cdifffoundation.org/.

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The Los Angeles Classic Announces ‘Time Out with Coach Miller’ as Main Sponsor for 2017 Event April 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The annual Los Angeles Classic Basketball Event is set for April 1, 2017 and will be again held at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif. The main sponsor this year has been announced as the popular web based Television program "Time Out with Coach Miller" seen live on dromebox.com at 4 p.m. PDT on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

"Time Out with Coach Miller" is hosted by former LACC legend Coach Michael "Mike" Miller. A special edition showcasing coaches and players from this year's L.A. Classic will air on March 31, 2017 at 9 p.m. PDT on dromebox.com.

The Los Angeles Classic is the premier event honoring the top high school players and coaches from the L.A. City Section. The annual event features an awards brunch honoring 100 of the best boys' and girls' student-athletes from the LA City Section. The Los Angeles Classic also recognizes the top coaches from the L.A. City Section at the Awards brunch.

This year the L.A. Classic will honor Coach Joe Reed of Huntington Park HS with a Life Time Achievement award for his 30 years of coaching at his Alma Mater, Huntington Park HS in the eastern part of Los Angeles. Other coaches to be honored include: Evan Porter of Van Nuys HS, Jeff Davis of Chavez HS for the boys and Walter O'Neal of Torres HS and Darryl Gowens of Westchester HS; all of whom coached their respective teams to their first L.A. City Section Championship.

Following the brunch and awards ceremony to honor the best L.A. City Section players and coaches, there will be three amazing basketball games starting at 3:30 p.m. with the ladies South Side and Valley team taking on the ladies West Side and East Side team. The boys start play at 5:30 pm with the powerhouse West Side team coached by Phil Rodgers of Bernstein HS and Rico Myles of Hollywood HS takes on the Valley team led by Evan Porter of Van Nuys HS and Jeff Davis of Chavez HS in heavy weight battle.

The feature game will showcase the East Side team coached by Al Rangel of South Gate HS and Rascheed Tapscott of South East HS against the South Side team led by P.J. Johnson of Amino South LA and Kevin Shaw of Carson HS at 7:30 p.m. PDT.

All the action will take place in the men's gym at East Los Angeles College. Admission is $12 for adults, and only $6 for students and kids, and is good for all three games.

*PHOTO CAPTION: CBA Commissioner and LA Classic Director Coach Mike Miller with the Valley team from 2017 LA Classic.

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Utelogy and CEI Announce Partnership for Audio Visual Control, Management and Analytics System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Utelogy, which makes software for control, management and analytics of audiovisual systems for business and education, has signed a strategic solution partnership agreement with Communications Engineering Inc., (CEI), a premier full service consulting, design and implementation company providing turnkey broadcast, audio visual and media IT system integration services.

Utelogy is a leader in Software-Defined Audiovisual (SDAV) technology for smart classrooms, conference rooms, video-conference and auditoriums. Using an open architecture, the Utelogy platform enables AV and IT departments to build much more flexibility into its class and meeting room technology for easy reconfigurations and equipment re-use. With its help-desk and remote monitoring capabilities, Utelogy also delivers operational savings.

"We are pleased to have an innovative partner like Utelogy," said CEI President and CEO Lawrence Brody. "Like CEI, Utelogy serves clients with high expectations for their systems and facilities. This partnership brings the strengths of both companies together for a seamless customer experience."

"CEI is a world-class consulting, design and integration firm that has appeared in SCN's Top 50 Integrator list for the last 10 years. They're an icon in the industry and we're excited that they see Utelogy as a platform that meets their needs and the high expectations they have for their clients," said Frank Pellkofer, Utelogy's co-founder and CEO.

About Utelogy Corporation:

Utelogy Corporation publishes an enterprise technology control and management platform without limits. Utelogy is a flexible, scalable software solution for control and management of AV systems. Users enjoy a flexible, future-friendly AV control and management environment that puts the power in the hands of the user. For more information, visit http://www.utelogy.com/.

About CEI Communications Engineering, Inc.:

Headquartered just south of Washington, D.C. in Newington, Va., CEI is a global, premier, full-service, system consulting, design and implementation company focused on radio and television broadcast, audio visual and multi-media industries. The company also offers complete equipment service, support and training, and supplies products and services to a wide range of large, medium and small commercial clients as well as non-profit and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.commeng.com/.

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*PHOTO Caption: CEI President and CEO Lawrence Brody.

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Texas Country Reporter to Air Special Thanksgiving Show Teaming with Mueller Metal Roofs & Buildings to Present Special Story of Giving

DALLAS, Texas -- DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Country Reporter with Kelli & Bob Phillips teams up with Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, to extend a helping hand to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The Helping Hand campaign, now in its 8th year, awarded Floral Heights Community Food Pantry of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Every year TCR devotes an entire episode to Helping Hand. This year we'll initiate Floral Heights Community Food Pantry into the club. We'll meet the volunteers who provide the needed help, tour their current facilities and watch "The Mueller Men" put up their building in just 3 days.

This special program will air over Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 and 27 on Texas Country Reporter seen in every TV market in the State of Texas.

Mike Snyder, the TV show's producer said, "This is the biggest show we do each year, and it reminds our crew, our sponsors and our viewers that we can make a difference in people's lives, all in service of the greater good."

Previous recipients of Mueller's Helping Hand include Titus County Cares of Mount Pleasant, Texas; Buckholts VFD; West Texas Gifts of Hope in Odessa, Texas; Scheib Mental Health Center of San Marcos, Texas; The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi, Texas; Ruth's Place of Granbury, Texas and The Arc of Greater Beaumont.

A complete listing of the days and times the show airs in cities across Texas is also on the program's web site, http://texascountryreporter.com/.

This weekly, half-hour TV program is produced by Phillips Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips MediaSource of Dallas, Texas, an all-in-one source for video content development, HD production and distribution on all video platforms.

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An All New Female Singing Reality Competition Has Arrived On Scene!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Next Female Superstar Series Corporation (TNFSSC) has green-lit "The Next Female Superstar(R)," an all-female reality singing competition series that focuses on digital artists' audition video uploads and live-streaming auditions which stream from TNFSSC's patent-pending Superstar Kiosks(TM) located in one of their local malls.

Title soundtrack for the web series opening segment is written and produced by Charlie Midnight "Every Women is a Superstar" who's the executive producer of music operations.

"The Next Female Superstar(R)" program gives aspiring unsigned female artists in the USA and abroad the opportunity to be discovered through the Internet by the use of social media as the platform. For the first time ever, a web-based singing competition series is designed to find "The Next Female Superstar(R)," with a format to not only find that next big voice and big female personality but to also offer format elements that have never been used in past competitions to ensure success for the aspiring superstars. Voting on upload or streamed additions, the platform allows viewers, music lovers, friends and family members the capability to vote for their favorite performers throughout the process.

This all-female talent competition adds a few new twists to the traditional singing competition format. Female artists now have the opportunity to audition in two ways: one by auditioning via the company's Patent-Pending Superstar Kiosk(TM) or by uploading their audition videos through TNFSSC's web site audition platform.

Female singers can register via TNFS website to audition or receive a pass to take with them to their nearest Superstar Kiosk(TM) location. A promotional and technical team will be at each Kiosk location to assist the contestants with their auditions. Contestants can be from all genres; Rap, Pop, RnB, Country, etc. Additionally, friends, fans and music lovers alike can register to vote for their favorite contestants via the online website platform.

One Superstar Kiosk will be launched in the United States and Canada and one will be launched in Europe. The U.S. Superstar Kiosk(TM) will travel in a five-city tour for one week in each city that include Las Vegas, Nev., Los Angeles, Calif., New York, N,Y., Chicago, Ill., and Nashville, Tenn. In Canada, the Superstar Kiosk will include the cities of Vancouver and Toronto.

The other Superstar Kiosk(TM) will tour Berlin, Germany, and London, United Kingdom, for one week in each of these two cities as well. Female artists 18-30 can upload an audition video to the platform, get a friend or family member to film your audition using your mobile phone or other video recording equipment make sure to only submit auditions videos that are no more than 2.5 minutes. Tell us about yourself and record that big voice and big personality.

The top 300 female artists receiving the most votes through the audition process will invited to Las Vegas, Nevada, for TNFS showdown. It is here where they will perform in front of yet-to-be announced industry-celebrities judges who will then select the final 10 female artists to compete for the title of "The Next Female Superstar(R)."

The final 10 contestants will then compete weekly in a live elimination web series conducted over 12 weekly episodes. Each week the viewing audience and celebrity panel will vote on these finalists. The ultimate winner of "The Next Female Superstar(R)" finalist competition series will then be awarded a very valuable recording contract. There will be two tours for the winner and one for the nine finalists in the USA and overseas.

The Next Female Superstar Series Corporation brilliantly uses innovative technology and social media to effectively and efficiently audition female artists from four continents as well as make it possible for friends and family members to easily vote for them in the process. The company has worked on this format and technology for the past two years, and its executives are excited to bring to the world the first ever all-female singing competition broadcast entirely over the web.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ray Hall
4535 W Russell Rd Suite 10
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Direct Line (702) 786-6316
Mobile (702) 292-5844
https://www.thenextfemalesuperstar.com/

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‘The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall’ Relaunches As a Weekly SoundCloud Series

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- "The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall," a weekly celebration of films and filmmaking, is being relaunched via a new channel and a new production outlet.

Starting this week, "The Online Movie Show" will be available on Mondays on the SoundCloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/onlinemovieshow.

Each half-hour episode will present original interviews with the creative talent on both sides of the camera, along with visits by leading film critics to ascertain the best choices in the theaters, on DVD and on the streaming channels.

The first line-up of guests include Peter L. Winkler, editor of the new book "The Real James Dean"; John O'Dowd, author of "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story"; Rachel Mason, creator of the award-winning independent feature "The Lives of Hamilton Fish"; and silent film archivist and composer Ben Model.

Upcoming episodes will feature discussions of contemporary Christian filmmaking, the cultural impact of the Three Stooges and a celebration of 1970s adult cinema.

"The Online Movie Show" is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios (www.platinumwolfe.com), one of the finest podcast recording studios in the New York market.

Phil Hall brings three decades of film journalism experience to "The Online Movie Show." He is the author of the acclaimed books "The History of Independent Cinema" and "The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time," and his new book "In Search of Lost Films" (ISBN: 978-1593939380) was recently published by BearManor Media later this year. His film writing has been featured in The New York Times, Wired and American Movie Classics Magazine.

Media Contact:
Phil Hall
phil.hall@live.com
203-870-5676

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Geek Club Books Releases Educational Webisode for Inclusive Classrooms on Autism and Friendship

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, "The Friendship Game" to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).

"We need to show kids the best ways to engage with their autistic peers," said James Sullivan, member of Geek Club Books autistic team, writer, filmmaker and host of Bluebee TeeVee, "so we made a game show episode. It's a fun way to teach kids how to be inclusive and reach out to those of us on the autism spectrum."

The webisode comes with an episode guide and friendship kit for parents and educators with additional resources, classroom activities, and a model "Lunch Buddy Program" for schools.

"The friendship kit is a case study of a lunch buddy program developed by Lisa Smith of Quirks and Chaos for her autistic son," said Jodi Murphy, founder of Geek Club Books. "So successful it was featured in People Magazine. Most autism spectrum programs rarely get noticed by the mainstream but Lisa and her community created something special. We're hoping it inspires other communities to implement similar programs."

Access to Geek Club Books' "The Friendship Game" video, guide and friendship kit, are available at: http://bit.ly/bluebeetv.

About Geek Club Books:

Founded by Jodi Murphy in 2014, Geek Club Books is a 501(c)(3) autism charity with an autism education and empowerment mission. They produce interactive children's story apps, enhanced e-books, curriculum, digital media and webisodes to change perceptions and end stigmas surrounding autism. The nonprofit partners with clinical advisors and educational specialists. A team of autistic adults collaborate and contribute their talents to everything the organization produces. Learn more at: http://geekclubbooks.com/.

About Quirks and Chaos:

Lisa Smith is a mother of 7 and a popular mom blogger at Quirks and Chaos. She writes about the family's journey with the youngest two with special needs, a son with autism and an adopted daughter with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and ADHD. Lisa has been featured on several parenting blogs including The Mighty and Scary Mommy. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Autism Parenting Magazine award for being a "top parental narrative writer." Learn more: http://quirks-and-chaos.blogspot.com/.

About Bluebee Pals:

Bluebee Pals by Kayle Concepts are interactive Bluetooth(r) enabled plush companions and learning tools. Compatible with all tablets and laptop computers, they are instrumental in classroom settings and home learning environments. Bluebee Pals are a leading assistive technology tool for children with special needs and autism. Recipients of many educational and parenting awards, Bluebee Pals have recently been named "Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016" by Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine. Learn more: http://bluebeepals.com/.

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*Photo Caption: James Sullivan, autistic host of Bluebee TeeVee, presents "The Friendship Game" on autism and friendships.

VIDEO (YouTube):
https://youtu.be/i2c2MKhXCaU

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New Webcast Network Invites Participation in Inspiring Events

BOSTON, Mass. -- A new Internet service co-created by Growthnet and students from Stanford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne and Tsinghua University, invites participants to witness and even join in "Transformative Moments," meaning peak events experienced by people as diverse as new mothers, scientific researchers, musicians, the deaf-blind, and famous authors.

Founders John Toomey, Amy Chang and Soni Gunawan say the idea is to hand-select from the vast number of happenings going on at any given time amongst the planet's 7.4 billion only those with the most potential to inspire the largest possible number of people.

Transformative Moments - http://Transformativemoments.net - seeks to capture peak experiences from users around the globe, so as to inspire people everywhere and build empathy for our common Humanity.

Examples include new mothers in India being handed their newborns for the first time, an event which the site will eventually display 40 times a day. Another channel includes microbiologists in Switzerland, Japan, and Chicago collaborating remotely using Mind Mapping software; viewers see their sketches and graphs scribbled down in real time using a Share Screen feature, and witness their vibrant discussions (and even arguing) as they compare and contrast hypotheses.

There is a strict formula for deciding which experiences can be accepted as transformative moments.

They must be happening right now, involve informed participants who are willing to appear on live webcam, include either a life-changing, growth-inducing, or thought-provoking event, and must invite interaction with members of a live remote web audience,

Another channel displays children from Mozambique who are both deaf and blind, and who are learning verbal skills and mathematics through a new type of tactile sign language using hand and finger touching. Site users can share the students' small epiphanies as they learn how abstract concepts, proper names, and even smells can be described with this innovative sensory language.

Other programs include musicians from various countries collaborating via TuneShare, so that they can both jam at once, overlay tracks in real time, and even inscribe musical scores at the same time.

Actors and dancers are seen in rehearsal, with remote website viewers able to not only critique their performances, but add suggestions. Online literary salons discuss new and old books.

One channel includes artisans from the developing world creating textiles, ceramics, clothing, and other native handicrafts, while they chat live with viewers on the site. In the planning stages are methods to allow site users to purchase the exact item they saw being created.

More Information:

Learn more about the new site, Transformative Moments at: http://Transformativemoments.net/.

For more information about Growthnet, visit: http://growthnet.net/.

Media Contact:
Sarah Mendel
friendsbeyondborders@gmail.com

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New Business and Marketing Podcast Creating a Digital Endurance Online

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- "Wait What Really Ok" is part radio show, part podcast, part strategy & part comic relief that takes apart the misconceptions, misunderstandings and mistakes of online branding, marketing and promotion by delivering up to date, easy to understand information that can be applied to your marketing, regardless of your business.

Hosted by Loren Weisman, "Wait What Really Ok" is a methodical, comical and informational podcast covering the best approaches for business and the arts today.

What gives the Wait What Really Ok Podcast an edge:
* A show that allows for four days of additional content, complementing the show and optimized for the web.
* A compounding content, marketing, & optimization business model expanding the show.
* A wider range of revenue streams for sponsors, advertisers & clients with the various multimedia channels.
* The additional services and options for guests, sponsors and affiliates to further their marketing reach.
* The use of uniform marketing of show content that advertises future shows and promotes previous ones.

With a week's worth of additional content being promoted, the radio show will serve as the home or anchor for conversations and content that will be released and staggered through the week. This includes the use of different multimedia formats on the web and on social media.

The posting of a supplemental blog, video, photo and link after the podcast airs helps to promote that week's radio program while optimizing and reinforcing the program and associated brands as a whole.

This creates massive growth in visibility and listenership for each show that is aired. In turn, cross promoting that week's show, the previous week's shows and the following week's show simultaneously.

For more info on the Podcast including: requesting a topic, recommending a guest, joining the show as a guest, sponsorship spots, advertising options as well as listening to older episodes and links to each shows supplemental materials, visit: http://waitwhatreallyok.com/.

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