Icocrow Partners with MLG Blockchain To Help Facilitate Growth of ICOs

Our partnership with MLG Blockchain will connect organizations who seek to launch an ICO with key blockchain development talent, marketing tools and networks needed to run a successful ICO campaign.”

— Greg Hemmer, CEO of Icocrow

TORONTO, ONT., CANADA , April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Icocrow, a US-based listing service that allows companies to accelerate the promotion of their upcoming initial coin offerings, has formed a partnership with MLG Blockchain. This partnership will provide additional visibility to MLG Blockchain partners in the current blockchain market during their initial coin offering campaigns.

Concurrently, this partnership will leverage MLG Blockchain’s consulting services by providing their partners with additional market exposure. Icocrow provides organizations with a fast and cost-effective opportunity to advertise their ICOs in sponsored listings through 14 partnered websites including ICOHolder, Coinstaker and more.

"Icocrow team is one of the best in the industry when it comes to adding your token sale to lists across the Internet. Our new partnership with them further strengthens our current blockchain offerings and global reach,” said Michael Gord, CEO of MLG Blockchain.

About Icocrow

The executive team of Icocrow is made up of the CEO, Greg Hemmer, and the CMO, Nicolas Leischner. Icocrow leverages sponsored ICO listings on sites such as CoinGecko, ICOAlert as they are an effective way for companies to promote their upcoming ICO campaigns. Icocrow streamlines the ICO listing process and saving resources and time during campaigns.

About MLG Blockchain

MLG Blockchain is a global blockchain development and consulting firm headquartered in Toronto with a distributed team across North America, Europe and Asia that is focused on building next-generation applications using blockchain and smart contract technology. We speed up your team's understanding of the blockchain and its potential opportunities for your business and help you to create a blockchain strategy you can use today.

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Leading a Healthy Active Life with Lorna Jane Canada

Lorna Jane Now Available Across Canada

Lorna Jane Now Available Across Canada

Lorna Jane Now Available Across Canada

The Active Living philosophy is how Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of Lorna Jane, lives her life; by moving, nourishing and believing every day.

Eating a little less on a more regular basis boosts your metabolism, keeps you focused, puts your body into fat-burning mode, and helps keep those pesky sugar cravings at bay.”

— Lorna Jane Clarkson

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Active Living philosophy is how Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder of Lorna Jane, lives her life; by moving, nourishing and believing every day. Active Living makes being fit and healthy simple because it breaks it down into a daily practice that anyone can fit into their busy life – it’s ultimately a change in mindset.

Here are some tips from Lorna Jane Canada to nourish and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

Nourishing from the inside out is key to active living. However, it’s not just about eating healthy and wholesome food. A nourishing life also means being inspired to maintain a sound mind, a healthy heart, prosperous relationships, and glowing skin! In 2014 Lorna Jane Clarkson released her first cookbook, NOURISH – The Fit Woman's Cookbook. Now Lorna Jane publishes e-Books to keep you on track with your nutrition and nourishment! We’ve rounded up some of Lorna Jane Clarkson’s best recipes to help you lead a healthy active life.


Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that's where its name originates, breaking the fast! Apart from providing you with energy, breakfast is a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.

Incorporating fruits and vegetables into your breakfast is a great way to get some of these nutrients. A goji berry, papaya and calendula smoothie is an iron rich, antioxidant-packed, anti-inflammatory smoothie that features some hero foods which contain delicious health boosting properties. If you are feeling something sweeter, try some Clean Chocolate Jaffa Granola, which incorporates cacao and has over 40 x the antioxidants of blueberries – the highest plant-based source of iron, is loaded with magnesium and is a natural antidepressant and mood elevator.

For more breakfast inspiration, check out Lorna Jane’s breakfast e-Book on lornajane.com


Lunch is often not given much thought but it is this meal that gives you energy. Lunch raises your blood sugar level in the middle of the day, making you able to focus for the rest of the afternoon. Since we often feel too rushed to think about lunch and therefore grab something on the go, check out movenourishbelieve.com for five fast fresh everyday lunches or healthy lunches for work. If you have a little bit more time, try the Anytime Salad which contains haloumi and eggs with quinoa and avocado to provide a variety of flavor and plenty of nutrient diversity.

For more lunch inspiration, check out Lorna Jane’s lunch recipes on lornajane.com


Since dinner is the last meal of the day, it’s important to make the right choices because you won’t eat again for another ten hours or so. Ensuring that there is a steady supply of glucose for the body to use as fuel for essential processes while we sleep is critical.

Craving a pizza for dinner? Try a high protein black bean crust pizza. A one-cup serving of black beans contains nearly 15 grams of fibre and 15g of protein (equivalent to 60g chicken). The antioxidants found in the skins of the beans promote better eyesight, cardiac health, capillary strength, skin appearance, and an improved immune system. They’re also great for energy, maintaining blood sugar levels, and digestion!

For more dinner inspiration, check out Lorna Jane’s 7 days of no-fuss dinners e-Book on lornajane.com


Snacks get a bad rep. However, snacking is an effective way to fit extra nutrients into your diet and prevent overeating at mealtimes. You just need to be sure you aren’t reaching for high caloric and over processed snacks. For example, meal prepping is a great way to ensure you aren’t tempted to reach for processed snacks. Try these high protein homemade granola bars or these lazy girl snack solutions.

As Lorna Jane Clarkson says, “Eating a little less on a more regular basis boosts your metabolism, keeps you focused, puts your body into fat-burning mode, and helps keep those pesky sugar cravings at bay.”

The three pillars of the Active Living philosophy are Move, Nourish, and Believe. Read more on movenourishbelieve.com

Lorna Jane is available to buy in stores in Vancouver and Toronto, in 45 Sport Chek retail locations across Canada, online at sportchek.ca and online at lornajane.ca

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A Sinhalese & a Veteran Tamil Political Leader Received Prestigious Awards from Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

Dr. Brian Seniveratne and Attorney Karikalan Navaratnam

The Sinhalese is the first cousin of former President Kumaratunga & the Veteran Tamil leader was imprisoned along with late S.J.V. Chelvanayagam in 1958 & 1961

TORONTO , CANADA , April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

A Sinhalese who is a first Cousin of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and a Veteran Tamil political leader who was imprisoned along with late Tamil leader S.J.V. Chelvanayagam in 1958 and 1961 received prestigious awards from Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) at an event in Canada.

Nelson Mandela Memorial award was presented to a Sinhalese Professor Dr. Brian Seniverantna and S.J.V. Chelvanayagam (Thanthai Senva) Memorial award was presented to Attorney-at-Law Karikalan S. Navaratnam.


Professor Dr. Brian Seniveratna, is the first cousin of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and a nephew of two former Prime Ministers, was given the Nelson Mandela Memorial Award to honor his lifelong commitment to fight injustice against Tamils.

“We hail Dr. Senewiratne as the voice of reason of the Sinhalese” said TGTE Prime Minister Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

Despite his privileged background he chose to wage a courageous and often lonely campaign against the atrocities committed against the Tamil community. Dr. Senewiratne cared for the welfare of the Tamils as much as he cared for the wellbeing of his own Sinhala brethren.

When Dr. Senewiratne saw the rights of Tamils were impinged upon by successive Sinhalese governments of Sri Lanka and Tamil's peaceful democratic protests were put down by government-sponsored pogroms and by military force, he made it his mission to defend the rights of Tamils to live with equality, dignity and security and without discrimination in the country of their birth, enjoying the same rights and privileges accorded to the Sinhalese community.

In 1972, as Professor of Medicine at the University of Peredeniya he took up the cause of Tamils, when they were hounded out of their dwellings by Sinhalese goons during the term when his aunt Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was Prime Minister. He did what he impishly referred to as, “my nocturnal ward-round” wherein he traversed the streets of Kandy picking up dying Tamils, so that they could be given immediate medical attention in hospital and if they could not be saved to die with dignity.

As a recognition of his commitment he was appointed as a Senator in the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).


Karikalan's involvement with Tamil struggle started when he was a high-school student in 1958. He was arrested in 1958 for his protest against Sinhala-only Sri activities, along with Tamil leaders like late S.J.V Chelvanayagam (Thanthi Selva) and late Vanniasingam. It should be noted that this was the first struggle when Tamils were arrested and imprisoned for political reasons.

Mr. Karikalan continued his active involvement with Tamil struggle and took a leading role in Tamil's major non-violent struggles, including the 1961 Non-Violent campaign called Satyagraha, when Sri Lankan Government was completely paralyzed in Tamils homeland of North-East for three months, due to peaceful protests of Tamils demanding rights. Sri Lankan Government declared the State of Emergency, arrested Mr. Karikalan and Tamil leaders like S.J.V. Chelvanayagam and Vanniasingam. They all were imprisoned in a Military Camp in the South called Panagoda. Karikalan was only 20 years old and was the youngest prisoner. He was released when other leaders were released after six months in custody.

It should be noted that Mr. S.J.V. Chelvanayagam himself personally went to the Supreme Court to wish and congratulate Mr. Karikalan when Karikalan took oaths as an Attorney-at-Law. After he became an Attorney-at-law, he worked closely with Tamil leaders, including S.J.V. Celvanayagam. He was part of the team that drafted major documents for the Federal Party. He personally spent time with S.J.V. Chelvanayagam discussing and drafting important documents and agreements on Tamil demands.

When Tamil youths got involved in struggle against discrimination in University admissions, he became one of their main lawyers and assisted them at great risk. He defended several leading Tamil youths in courts, including Pon Sivakumaran, Thangathurai and Kuttimani. As a mark of respect to Karikalan, Thangathurai named his son Karikalan when he was sentenced to death by the Sri Lankan Government. It should be noted that Thangathurai, Kuttimani and 52 Tamil political prisoners were killed by Sinhalese Prisoners – with the help of Sinhalese Prison Guards – inside Welikade prison during 1983 pogrom against Tamils .

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Winter Drill Program at Pine Point Camp

Osisko Metals (TSX-V:OM)

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Montreal – April 26th, 2018) Osisko Metals Incorporated (the “Company” or “Osisko Metals”) (TSX-V: OM; FRANKFURT: OB51) is pleased to announce that it has completed a 129 hole, 7,860-metre winter drill program at the Pine Point Project. The winter campaign was designed to define portions of near-surface historical deposits that are inaccessible in the summer. Historical deposits in the camp are generally located at 0 to 70 metre depths. The objective of the 2018 drill program is to convert 50 million tonnes of unclassified near-surface historical resources to NI43-101 Indicated Resources as quickly as possible. The favourable stratigraphy is up to 300 metres thick, allowing for exploration potential at depth that will be investigated following this historical resource conversion drill program.

Deposits would be mined by open pit mining methods if future resource definition and engineering studies indicate acceptable economics. The 50,000-metre drill program that is underway for 2018 will consist of approximately 700 drill holes (129 now completed) in the central 20-kilometre long portion of the Pine Point Mining Camp (“PPMC”) that is located near infrastructure and paved highway. There are 100 kilometres of haul roads on site connecting deposits in the PPMC that converge on the centre of the property at a central support hub that includes an electrical substation.

Jeff Hussey, President and CEO of Osisko Metals, commented: “We are very pleased to announce the completion of the winter drill program and we will continue drilling as soon as spring thaw is over. We look forward to assay results in the upcoming weeks. Initial focus is on the two areas that are the closest to Cominco’s former concentrator which is the most probable center of gravity of any future operation.”

Winter drilling was completed in the East Mill Zone (formerly known as the Cluster 1) and the Central Zone (formerly known as the Cluster 2 area). The East Mill Zone is a 7.6-kilometre trend of tabular-style mineralization that extends to the east from the electrical substation where the former Cominco concentrator was located. The Central Zone is comprised of a 5.0-kilometre trend of historical deposits, located 10 kilometres to the west of the substation. The mineralized trend comprising these zones is called the “Main Trend” and it extends further to the east and west. It runs parallel to the “North Trend” and the “South Trend” that contain similar mineralization and deposits. These three trends host both tabular and prismatic type mineralization (see below). In all areas, the historical resources were drilled and recorded between 1964-87 by Cominco Ltd. (See Pine Point Mining Camp Map)

Qualified Person
Stan Clemmer is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical data reported in this news release. He is a Professional Geologist registered in the Northwest Territories and who is the Chief Geologist for Pine Point Mining Limited.

About the Pine Point Project
Cominco Ltd. was the original owner of this former open-pit operation that mined 64 million tonnes grading 7.0% zinc and 3.1% lead from 50 open pit mines between 1964 to 1987. A 10,000 tonne per day mill produced some of the highest quality concentrates on the market at that time and contained a total of ~9.9Blb of zinc and ~4.4Blb of lead (historically reported by Cominco. Ltd.). In 2018, Osisko Metals initiated a 50,000-metre drill campaign at Pine Point to target near surface mineralization, with the objective of upgrading and expanding Cominco’s historical, unmined deposits to NI43-101 Mineral Resource standards. Initial focus is adjacent to existing infrastructure including the electrical substation near the previous concentrator site. The site also has over 100 kilometres of haul roads, and can be accessed by paved highway, approximately 65 kilometres west of the city of Hay River, known as the “Hub of The North” that is located at the railway head from Edmonton.
Geologically, extensive zinc and lead sulphide mineralization is hosted within an east-west trending dolomitized reef structure. Mineralization is by replacement and void-filling with sulphides deposited as coliform and coarser, vug-fill styles. On the project scale, concentrated sulphides are present in two deposit types: 1) Tabular: consisting of horizontal, locally continuous, mineralization, and 2) Prismatic: consisting of near vertical pinnacles of strong sulphide development. It is likely that the tabular deposits represent lateral fluid channel ways that connect the prismatic bodies. Both types of deposits are abundant in three parallel trends named the North Trend, Main Trend and the South Trend.

About Osisko Metals
Osisko Metals is a Canadian exploration and development company creating value in the base metal space with a focus on zinc mineral assets. Osisko Metals acquired a 100% interest in the Pine Point lead-zinc project through acquisition of Pine Point Mining Limited, February 2018. The Company controls Canada’s two premier zinc mining camps in Canada, namely the development-stage Pine Point Camp (“PPMC”) located in the Northwest Territories and the advanced-exploration Bathurst Mining Camp (“BMC”), located in northern New Brunswick. The Company is currently drilling in both camps a combined 100,000 metres that will focus on upgrading and expanding historical deposits, bringing high-priority targets into NI 43-101 compliance and conducting brownfield exploration using new innovative 3D techniques. In Québec, the Company owns 42,000 hectares that cover 12 grass-root zinc targets that will be selectively advanced through exploration. In parallel, Osisko Metals is monitoring several base metal-oriented peers for opportunities. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (TSX/NYSE: OR) and Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX: OSK) are significant shareholders of the Company.

Christina Lalli
Osisko Metals
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xFyro Audio Challenges Industry Giants’ Market Share

and consumers are listening …

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Question: How does a mid-sized company whose business model is simply, “quality, value and service” compete with millions of cheap knockoffs from the other side of the Pacific Ocean or the billions of advertising dollars invested by monolithic U.S. corporations? Short Answer: “Effectively and successfully.” xFyro Audio not only implements state-of-the-art technology into its xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds, but offers more unique features, superior warranties and immediately addresses all customer inquiries. Based on exponentially increasing revenues, independent industry reviews and customer surveys, the strategy is obviously working.

Brian Luong, the business’s co-founder responded in a recent interview, “We don’t believe that consumers should get what they pay for. They should receive much more. We are committed to providing exceptional value – a combination of features, quality and service at a reasonable cost – unavailable among even higher priced alternatives.”

The standard features are many: The noise-cancellation, HD-quality, ear pieces include a built-in microphone and are 100 % waterproof. With a range of over 30 feet, a standby time of 300 hours and a battery life of 5 hours per charge (24 hours total), the specifications exceed those offered by significantly more expensive brands. Re-charging to 75% capacity takes less than hour, to 100% may require no more than two hours.

According to over 90% of those polled, the product quality (of technology, construction and sound) is equal to any competitor’s costing twice as much and is far beyond the majority of inexpensive offerings. xFyro has intentionally positioned itself in the intermediate pricing tier. This audio system cannot be produced or sold at what inferior substitutes are.

Certainly, the market would readily bear a higher price tag … the company would still remain highly-competitive among others who rely primarily on unrelated name-recognition and marketing campaigns. But, again, the focus on value is yielding consistently increasing gains in market share. Small wonder that the company can, therefore offer a “30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee” as well as an industry-leading, comprehensive, manufacturer’s warranty.

As the company continues to grow, these xFyro wireless ear buds will become the standard against which all others are compared.

Mike Stanton
xFyro Audio
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#ScubaComSelfie Contest

We are giving away $1000 in prizes to scuba divers who post a selfie using #ScubaComSelfie on Instagram or Facebook.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scuba.com is proud to work with Suunto to offer over $1000 in prizes-including a Suunto Vyper Novo graphite dive computer to divers who enter our #scubasomselfie contest which expires at midnight, PST on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

All that is required is for you to post a fun scuba diving selfie. You can be above or below sea level in the photo but make sure you’re donning your scuba gear. Go ahead and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the #ScubaComSelfie hashtag and you will automatically be entered to win.

If you have any questions about the contest you can always reach our scuba gear experts at www.scuba.com seven days a week at 800-34-SCUBA or by live chat.

Melinda Herndon
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New York Academy of Medicine, honors Dr. Ruth Watson Lubic, RN, CNM, Ed.D, as the 2018 Urban Health Equity Champion .

As a passionate advocate for health equity, especially on behalf of low income women and women of color, your presence will help us elevate the conversation about the profound disparities in health.”

— Kimber Bogard

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC, April 26, 2018 – New York Academy of Medicine is proud to honor Dr. Ruth Watson Lubic, RN, CNM, Ed.D, as the Urban Health Equity Champion at the Annual Gala on June 12, 2018, at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York.

MacArthur Foundation recognized Ruth Lubic, a nurse-midwife, has had a significant influence on the delivery of maternity care and child health care in the United States.

Lubic has promoted midwives as the primary providers of maternity care (with physician back-up) as an effective and less costly alternative to the physician-based care commonly practiced in the United States. Widely used throughout the industrialized world, this model helps place quality services within reach of underserved, low-income populations. An advocate for such innovations as freestanding birthing centers, Lubic is respected for her equal dedication to the quality of care and family empowerment. She has also instituted a program for new families in inner-city Washington, D.C.

Lubic is the founder and president emeritus of D.C. Developing Family Center. She was the general director of the Maternity Center Association for twenty-five years, and, in 1983, she founded its offshoot, the National Association of Childbearing Centers. In 1995, she was appointed an expert consultant in the Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to numerous articles, she is the co-author of Childbearing: A Book of Choices(1987).

"As a passionate advocate for health equity – especially on behalf of low-income women and women of color — your presence will help us elevate the conversation about the profound disparities we are facing in health," said Kimber Bogard, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Programs,The New York Academy of Medicine.

The New York Academy of Medicine has a 171-year history of driving change to advance health equity. Our work ranges from on-the-ground programs in under-resourced areas of New York City such as East Harlem, policy initiatives that address the social determinants of health at the city, state, national and international levels, a world-class historical collection on health and medicine and a vibrant Fellows program. Health equity remains the core of our mission.

Dr. Ruth Watson Lubic is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Gaiter Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and health of all people. thomasgaiterfoundation.org

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Mother Earth Produce: Expands Service to More Families with Local Higher Nutrition Food, Launches Crowdfund Campaign

Mother Earth Produce, a Farm-2-Door food delivery service, is launching a crowdfund campaign to serve more customer families and small family farms.

ASHEVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For six years, Asheville, NC based small family owned business, Mother Earth Produce has been solving some of the key challenges of our current large scale, non-local, industrial farm based food supply system. Some of the key challenges of our mainstream toxic food supply system are:

1. Big box grocery stores pay the farmers and producers 10-17% of the purchase price paid by the end customer. The rest of the 83-90% of the purchase price is taken up by 5 to 7 middlemen that sit in between the farmer and the customer usually. This is economically unsustainable, especially for small local family farms.

2. Most food in big box grocery stores is lacking nutrition. On the average, produce sold in grocery stores travels 1,700-miles to get to the customer 5-7 days after harvest.

3. Nutrition experts have determined that most fruits and vegetable lose 30-50% or more of their nutrition within 5-7 days after harvest.

Mother Earth Produce identified these issues and saw an opportunity for change years ago. Mother Earth Produce created a Farm-2-Door food delivery service that solves all these issues for its farmers, dairy and meat producers and customers. Mother Earth Produce’s local food delivery service, direct from local small family farms to customers’ doors, pays approximately 50% of purchase price to the farmers – where most of the food comes from producers within a 200 miles radius, and within 24-48 hours of harvest. This helps to bring fresher, healthier, more local and in-season food to the customers.

Mother Earth Produce currently serves 1000 families with local food in the western North Carolina community of Asheville and upstate South Carolina communities of Greenville, Spartanburg and the other small towns in the region. Mother Earth Produce is in the process of expanding its operations to start serving the additional communities around Charlotte, NC., with a plan to serve 3000 families weekly by late 2018.

Crowdfund Campaign

Mother Earth Produce’s business has always been about connecting people with local food in the communities it serves. To expand its operation to serve the needs of more farmers and families, Mother Earth Produce has announced the launch of a $25,000 crowdfund campaign to grow its service with the help of people who believe in eating local and supporting small family farms and dairy and meat producers.

Much like its business model, Mother Earth Produce’s crowdfund campaign is designed to enable it to reach its shared goals while serving the local community and delivering value back to its local food supply eco-system.

The crowdfund campaign will run from May 1st through May 31st with a goal of $25,000. The funds from the crowdfund will be used to expand the operations in current communities and serve more of the neighboring towns such as Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas.

To offer gratitude and to give back in return, Mother Earth Produce is planning to give back to its crowdfund supporters exciting perks, discounts and benefits in return as its heartfelt thanks for all supporters.

About Mother Earth Produce

Mother Earth Produce is a small, family-owned Farm-2-Table company based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Mother Earth Produce delivers primarily local, organic, non-GMO produce (fruits and vegetables), dairy and meat from local small family farms and products from other local food artisans to customer’s door each week, year-round.

Customers order their food needs for the week online at www.MotherEarthProduce.com from an available menu of available local, fresh, in-season food.

Mother Earth Produce’s local food comes from farmers and producers usually within a 20 to 200 mile radius of the customer, instead of an average of 1700-mile distance for produce at big box grocery store chains. Most food is delivered to customers within 24-48 hours after harvest, which offers fresher food to consumers with much higher nutrition. Studies show that most produce loses 30-50% or more of its nutrition, 7 days after harvest, making Mother Earth Produce a nutritionally better option.

Mother Earth Produce serves about 1000 families today in the Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC and the other communities in western North Carolina and upstate SC.

Andrea Duvall
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Independent Filmmaker Impersonates Mark Zuckerberg And Creates Viral April Fool's Day Video "A World Without Facebook"

Only some people didn't get the joke, and took it for an official statement from Facebook.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Imagine a world without Facebook. Not a world before Facebook, but rather a world where Facebook was suddenly eliminated by Mark Zuckerberg himself. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Oleck was able to do more than just make people imagine this possibility—he made people actually believe it was a reality with his viral video (and wildly successful April Fool's prank) "A World Without Facebook." In this video, Mark Zuckerberg announces to the world that he will be shutting down Facebook for good—and people bought it.

"The fake news epidemic might be the most controversial aspect of Facebook right now and the company is struggling to come up with a solution," Gizmodo stated in an article about the video. "In this light, Oleck's video actually seems like a good case study to better understand the phenomenon."

Oleck wrote the script for the video in June of 2017 which was largely inspired by the "fake news" epidemic that plagued (and continues to plague) journalism and social media. The project was shelved for seven months as Oleck worked on several other endeavors; then in January 2018, he began production on "A World Without Facebook."

When the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, it pushed Oleck to rewrite the script and speed up its completion. During this perfect media storm of fake news and the #deletefacebook hashtag which was circulating, the project became a personal challenge for Oleck as a filmmaker. Could he truly pull off this epic prank? He had no way of knowing, but he pressed on. "A World Without Facebook" was completely funded, shot, edited, written, produced and acted by Oleck—along with the help of his vast L.A. network of talented friends.

The video features a direct address from Zuckerberg himself which was digitally manipulated to recite Oleck's script (replacing Zuckerberg's voice and mouth with Oleck's). The finishing touches on script and After Effects continued until March 31st, a day before launch. A similar, but far more advanced technique was used in the Jordan Peele Obama PSA released 2 weeks after Oleck's video. The VFX for the "Zuck" mouth-swap effect were created by Oleck in less than a day with no room for refinement. Under pressure to finish, he decided it was good enough for small screens or windowed internet browsers on computers and the final video was released at 6pm EST on April 1st as Oleck celebrated Easter with his family in Wilmington, Delaware.

The video was not an immediate success, only reaching about 100k views in the first week after its release. Then on April 10th, the first day of Mark Zuckerberg's two-day hearing in Washington in response to the Cambridge Analytica debacle, the video gained 50K views organically. Oleck boosted it again and soon after, the video views erupted—it quickly achieved viral status. Comments on the video by people who believed it to be true ranged from relief to outrage to sadness at the loss of their beloved Facebook. The video currently has over 35 million views and continues to gain a million more approximately every two days. People from all over the globe have posted about and re-uploaded the video and—spearheaded by the hashtag #wwfb—have begun a movement in which they discuss what a world without Facebook would actually be like.

"I wanted to make a statement about Facebook and its impact on the world," Oleck says. "Though I am a Facebook user myself and I appreciate its usefulness as a platform to stay connected with each other, there's things about it that concern me. So I wanted to express my thoughts the best way I know how—through film."

Press Coverage:

Gizmodo | Snopes | Business 2 Community |

About Andrew Oleck

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Oleck studied film at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been a freelance director and editor in Los Angeles since 2009. He established the production company Bayview Drive Films shortly after arriving in L.A., where he and his team produce music videos, documentaries, branded content, commercials, VR/360 content, and live talk shows, concerts and events. He has also created original narrative work for television and film, most notably a hip hop comedy web-series and pilot called "Boyz In The Wood" and a short film titled "#Selfie." His ethos as a filmmaker is to always push the boundaries of what is expected or perceived as impossible. Moving forward, Andrew will still produce content for the internet, but his main focus will be on developing his many television and film projects.

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NACCHO Highlights Results of New CDC Data on Gonorrhea Treatment Effectiveness

Appropriate Treatment Especially Critical in Light of Recent Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Says the National Association of County and City Health Officials

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, April 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new analysis in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMRW), “Adherence to CDC Recommendations for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea, STD Surveillance Network (SSuN), 2016.”

The new data shows that 81 percent of all patients diagnosed with gonorrhea were treated with the CDC-recommended dual therapy of ceftriaxone and azithromycin. This dual therapy has been the recommended treatment in recent years to attempt to slow the emergence and spread of drug resistance in gonorrhea. In particular, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, is encouraged by the data showing that patients visiting STD and reproductive health clinics are the most likely to receive the CDC-recommended dual therapy (91 and 94 percent respectively), compared with other healthcare settings, which provided the recommended dual therapy only 80 percent of the time. “These findings underscore that publicly funded STD and reproductive health clinics provide quality STD care,” said NACCHO Interim Executive Director and Chief of Government Affairs Laura Hanen, MPP. “However, we need all healthcare settings performing at this level in order to effectively treat gonorrhea, prevent new infections, and slow the threat of drug resistant gonorrhea.”

Continued Hanen, “This data shows how essential the work of health departments is in the effort to treat STDs, especially in light of potential drug resistant gonorrhea. This requires that local health departments monitor adherence to CDC’s recommendations, educate providers on the treatment of gonorrhea in accordance with those guidelines, and continue to work with providers and patients to assure timely detection and treatment of gonorrhea. The CDC must have adequate funding to ensure local and state health departments are equipped to undertake these efforts, while still serving other aspects of their community’s health. An infusion of resources at the local level is essential to the efforts to respond to the nationwide increases in STDs.”

The data on which this analysis was made was from the CDC’s SSuN (Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Network), an innovative information network that delivers enhanced, updated data on STDs. This data allows for the access and use of quickly delivered, updated, and specific STD data to be monitored and tracked by health departments. SSuN data provides a fuller picture than traditional surveillance data, thereby allowing for quicker responses and improved allocation of scarce resources. This in turn allows for more effective treatment methods—such as the adoption of the dual therapy regimen in the treatment of gonorrhea.

One example of a local health department benefitting from SSuN data is Oregon’s Multnomah County Health Department. “The SSuN data has allowed our health department to measure differences in gonorrhea rates in specific racial and geographic communities, so that we can focus our resources to make the biggest difference for clients,'' said Rachael Banks, Multnomah County Public Health Director.


The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's nearly 3,000 local health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.

Theresa Spinner
National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Source: EIN Presswire