Interview with Phil Elam / A story of uncompromising strength and resilience

Phil Elam posing as Coco Bean

Phil Elam as alter ego Coco Bean

In this interview with Phil Elam, he shares with us his past experiences, present projects and future endeavours.

UNITED STATES, April 23, 2021 / — Phil Elam is a singer-songwriter, musician, producer, filmmaker and charitable giver, who has been releasing music since 2018 when he burst on the scene with a hilarious, comical party track "White Girl Wasted".

Since then he has had a consistent stream of releases showcasing his varying style between hip-hop, pop, RnB, EDM, country and soft rock.

We sat down with Phil Elam to find out more about his past experiences, present projects for his alter ego character, Coco Bean and his future endeavours.

Here's our interview with Phil Elam, aka Coco Bean:

G: What first got you into music?

PE: Taking classical piano lessons wasn’t a choice. My father, who raised my brother and me as a single parent after the death of my mom when I was 8 years old, wanted to do his best to provide us with as much culture as possible. We grew up in Detroit’s inner city. But every Saturday morning he would drive us out to Allen Park to take piano lessons. I didn’t understand why it was so important to practice every day, but my dad was instilling lessons of consistency
without me even knowing it.

G: How was life growing up in Detroit?

PE: Growing up in Detroit was exciting, heartbreaking, inspiring, nail-biting, tough and magical. In short, growing up in Detroit forced me to face every emotion on the spectrum of humanity. I clearly remember one day in middle school (7th grade) where all of us kids were in the large sprawling music room. I realized at one point that all the black kids were on one side of the room and all the white kids were on the other. In my gut, I knew this was so wrong! So I walked over to the other side where all the white kids were. I had no plan in my head what to do or say once I travelled only a few physical feet, that emotionally felt like I had trekked across the continent.

When I got to the other side I was greeted by hostile, glazed over eyes and furrowed brows. I held my ground and simply said “Hi.” I was immediately called names I will not repeat. I was devastated. I immediately turned around and retreated to the land from which I came.

Then, when I got back to the other side I was greeted by even more ridicule. I can still hear the remarks bouncing around my head like a spiked laced pinball….” What are you doing going over there?”, “What you think you’re white or something?”. “Get outta here, you Uncle Tom!”. “You’re a f***in Oreo”.

G: How did music help you through these difficult times and impact your life?

PE: From very early on, music has been my refuge. In times of loss, loneliness and rainy Saturday afternoons when the smell of rain-drenched grass choked the urban air. I would open the window and dream of a magical future, usually to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

G: What is your favourite song to sing?

PE: OMG! So many. I remember being in college and once again, it was raining. I can still see the streams of rainwater rolling down the front windshield of my Ford Pinto. That was the first time I heard David Bowie’s “Heroes”. It spoke to my soul about what a person can dream of becoming.

Other songs include “Turn The Page” by Bob Seger, “Proud Mary”, Tina Turner and “Someone Like You”, Adele. However, I can’t stop shaking my booty when I hear “Men In Black” and “YMCA” that’s right, “YMCA”! I said it!

G: What musician's do you admire?

PE: Bob Seger and Elton John are two musicians I remember growing up being utterly mesmerized by their ability. I literally thought that they were not human. I thought that there’s absolutely no way they could be from planet earth. I couldn’t imagine any human being able to create and convey such authentic emotion through music, lyric and melody.

Prince was my first concert. I couldn’t get over the courage from such a short guy in high-heels scooting around the stage in a trench coat, g-string and a guitar draped across his back. Even though, I didn’t understand why he captivated me. I came to understand later that I was floored by his unabashed bravery to be himself no matter what anyone else thought. The opinion of others refused to define him.

G: If you weren't a musician what else would you do?

PE: If I wasn't a musician I wouldn't exist.

G: Who and what is Coco Bean?

PE: The idea for Coco Bean originated from a thought I had after listening to an Eminem interview. In the interview, Marshall suggested that we should embrace what people perceive as a negative and turn it into a positive. Such a comment spoke directly to my soul. I gave it a think and thought what is so dark and at the same time, so many people just can’t do without? A COCO BEAN!

G: What about your charity work?

PE: Charitable endeavours are so important. It is our responsibility as people (particularly artists) to give back when we have been given so much. Over time I have been looking for ways to donate royalties from various songs to organizations that are all about making a difference in the lives of those in need. Under the moniker of Phil Elam streaming royalties have gone to Forgotten Harvest and the Tree Of Life Synagogue charities.

G: What are your future plans?

PE: My goal as an artist is to move the conversation forward in a positive direction regarding social change and human acceptance for all. It is my goal to use artistry as a platform for such positive social change. In 20 Years I want to be in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and also recognized for my attempts to
bring about human cooperation on a global scale.

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Healthy and Tasty Everyday Rotis / Chapatis Online at

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desibasket is the most suitable online shop you should reckon with, for its varieties in chapathis/rotis and affordable pricing

EDISON, NJ, USA, April 23, 2021 / — Rotis are no doubt considered among the staple food items, especially by Indians. Rarely any US-centric online shop has rotis, or chapatis, as you prefer to call them, in its product list. For leading a healthy lifestyle, Desibasket is your partner. You can stay fit and fine by eating Fresh Rotis of Desibasket, on a regular basis.

As one of the most popular cereals, wheat is rich in minerals. From selenium to manganese to phosphorus, wheat contains all these minerals in good amounts. Main ingredient of Desibasket rotis is of course wheat, boosting your immunity. This is especially important during the lethal second wave of Corona.

Multigrain Rotis, available on Desibasket platform, also have about 13 gm of protein per 100 gm of wheat flour. Health benefits of consuming these rotis are numerous, and a few of those are keeping your blood sugar level in check, improving cardiovascular activities, bettering digestion process, controlling body weight, etc.

Moreover, chapatis made from multigrain wheat increase the insulin sensitivity of your body. The Desibasket chapatis particularly improve the metabolism process. If you are suffering from diabetes then consuming multigrain chapatis is the correct measure to keep the ailment under control. In long run, your fitness level is bound to improve.

At Desibasket, there is a wide range of chapatis / rotis available at very reasonable rates, by usual market standards. From rotis made of wheat to salt-free chapatis, the range is prolific and exciting. You would never counter any dearth of choices when you shop rotis at Desibasket’s site.

How about serving Methi Rotis to your guests on a festive occasion? How about serving Tandoori Rotis from Haldiram? Yes, Desibasket does have these products at very low prices. The company believes in catering authentic chapatis / rotis to Indians living in various corners of US, kindling nostalgia for the motherland.

One more amazing thing about Desibasket when it comes to selling rotis online is it also has Rumali Rotis from Vadilal in its product list. These rotis, just like other items, are fresh, tasty and nutritious. You would immensely enjoy devouring on Rumali rotis sitting at your US residence.

Indians across US regularly order chapatis / rotis from Desibasket, for their regular and/or occasional needs. The prices fit the budget and the time delivery services of Desibasket are spot-on.

Last week, in a North American business conference, a senior marketing executive of Desibasket specifically stated that “Our rotis are always in high-demand. We deliver to all parts of US. Customers are fond of the freshness and taste of the rotis and chapatis we sell online.”

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Michael Everest DeMarco: The Inspiration Behind a Storied Career

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2021 / — Michael Everest DeMarco has found himself inspired by many of his fellow actors and coaches throughout his career. Knowing how meaningful those connections were for him at the beginning of his career has led him to devote himself to inspiring others.

People who give back to society have always been a source of inspiration to him. After having received so much generosity himself, philanthropy has become increasingly important to DeMarco as his career has progressed.

Michael takes great pride in his ability to give back by working with charities and young actors. He knows he wouldn't be the successful actor he is today without the generous support of individuals who have helped him reach his fullest potential.


DeMarco has had quite the storied career. Born and raised in New Orleans, his striking features landed him a modeling job when he was only 13. When asked what he took from his early years in modeling, Michael Everest DeMarco remarked that he learned to come out of his shell, become confident, and engage with other people.

That training would prove invaluable as he transitioned to a career in acting. Acting would prove more of a challenge than modeling, but DeMarco's natural determination compelled him to take his work seriously. Soon he was nailing auditions and impressing casting agents. Before long, his natural performing abilities would make him a shoo-in for several promising roles in theatre.


Michael Everest DeMarco has done many things and gone many places in his career, but his primary source of inspiration has always been the theatre. Although he was attracted to many aspects of theatre, what inspired him most was his love of learning and his drive to improve his skills. Ultimately, DeMarco would seek out Method Acting classes, which he attended at the Actors Studio in Los Angeles.

Sal Dano

Michael Everest DeMarco could not have gotten where he is today without the inspiration and support of people like Sal Dano. It was under Mr. Dano's guidance that Michael studied Method Acting. The L.A.-based acting coach would prove to be a significant influence for Michael as he progressed in his career.

It was Dano who trained DeMarco in Stanislavski's method. These lessons enabled him to transition to film, but they also showed him that hard work and self-improvement were traits that paid off, something he tries to pass on to his students today.

Acting requires a tremendous amount of self-confidence. Not only do you need to portray your character confidently, but you need to be sure of yourself during auditions. Not only has Michael Everest DeMarco drawn on that confidence in his professional career, but he now seeks to use it to inspire others.
Michael remembers Sal as a gifted mentor and teacher who was also a man of abundant generosity. Dano would take a keen interest in each of his students, befriending them outside of their formal lessons and guiding them when he could. According to Michael, Sal's example inspired him a great deal and gave him the spark to help young, up-and-coming talents in New Orleans.

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NEW MUSIC: “Where Does A Hobo Go” From The Caleb Daugherty Band Looks Back On A Lost Way Of Life

Where Does A Hobo Go single cover

The Caleb Daugherty Band (by Kate Lunsford)

Bluegrass favorites The Caleb Daugherty Band release a classic barnburner

Times were hard and people hopped the trains to find work or just to put some miles behind them. But if you look deeper, the lyrics could really be describing the loss of a whole way of life.”

— Caleb Daugherty

PLEASANT VIEW, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2021 / — The Caleb Daugherty Band’s new single, “Where Does A Hobo Go,” looks back on a lost way of life, with a lyrically deceptive and poignant reflection on simpler times.

The track features bright banjo, striking fiddle and Caleb’s signature baritone voice. As hypnotic as the ringing of the rails, this song is Bluegrass-to-the-bone. Written by Jessie Baker, this classic barnburner should put The Caleb Daugherty Band at the front and center of the genre. “Where Does A Hobo Go” is the second single from their upcoming album for KDM Records and was produced by the band.

“It’s a cool song with a great feel,” notes Caleb. “On one hand it’s just about a hobo – about ridin’ the rails. That’s been kinda romanticized, but back in the day, folks did that ‘cause they didn’t have a choice. Times were hard and people hopped the trains to find work or just to put some miles behind them. But if you look deeper, the lyrics could really be describing the loss of a whole way of life. Things were a lot simpler back then. Life might be better now but it’s sure more complicated.”

It’s hard to hop a train
When there ain’t none on the tracks
Although I hate to say it
Looks like they’re never coming back

I’ve tried to thumb the highway
But most folks don't even slow
I sure would like to leave here
But I ain’t got nowhere to go

So where does an old hobo go
When the rails he used to ride have turned to rust
Does he sit around and pine
for the old days long behind
Before his way of life turned to dust (Jessie Baker)

Radio programmers can access the track from AirPlay Direct, and fans can bookmark the purchase link now.

Currently Caleb is featured on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings’ historic project Industrial Strength Bluegrass. Released last month, ISB is a compilation album that includes some of the biggest names in the Bluegrass world and features Caleb on a duet with Grand Ole Opry member Rhonda Vincent. Together they recorded a touching performance of the much-loved “Family Reunion” that was penned by Indiana native Aubrey Holt and his long-time bandmate Harley Gabbard.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
APR 23 – Lexington, KY – Bluegrass Bash
MAY 30 – Panama City Beach, FL – Red, White and Q
JUN 4 – Owensville, OH – 3rd Annual WOBO Bluegrass Bash
JUN 5 – Batesville, IN – Happy Valley Bluegrass Festival
JUN 15 – North Vernon, IN – Jennings County Fair
JUL 29 – Marengo, OH -Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival (MACC)
JUL 30 – Marshall, MI – Marshall Bluegrass Festival
JUL 31 – Marshall, MI – Marshall Bluegrass Festival
AUG 3 – Parsons, WV – Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival
AUG 7 – Richmond, MN -MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Assoc. Fall Jam
AUG 28 – Mansfield, OH – Mansfield JamFest
SEP 5 – Piketon, OH – SamJam Bluegrass Festival
SEP 11 – Wagoner, OK – Bluegrass & Chili Festival

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The Caleb Daugherty Band has emerged as one of the most promising groups on the acoustic festival scene. Blessed with an expressive and resonant baritone voice, Daugherty was born and raised near Connersville, Indiana, and still calls it home. He grew up playing in his family’s band and cites his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather for his love of Bluegrass and Country music. Daugherty’s career highlights include performing at an all-star tribute to Keith Whitley, a duet on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings’ historic project Industrial Strength Bluegrass, and accompanying Rhonda Vincent on the Grand Ole Opry. Additional members of The Caleb Daugherty Band, who also live in Indiana, include Zion Napier on mandolin, Kyle Clerkin on banjo, Zach Collier on bass, and Kyle Ramey on fiddle. The group’s well-received 2019 album, BURNT THE SAWMILL DOWN, introduced them to Bluegrassers worldwide. Their previous single, “Daylight’s Burning” (Fall 2020), resonated with listeners at radio and at their live performances. It will be included on the upcoming album.

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Mickey Oralevich of Adventure Awaits Coaching to be Featured on Close Up Radio

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2021 / — It's hard to see the picture when you're in the frame. That’s why everyone can benefit from having a coach. A coach is there to be your champion and believe in you when you don't believe in yourself, to help you understand that everything that you need to live a more authentic and extraordinary life is already inside of you.

“Coaches are gatekeepers of an incredibly powerful human-based profession to unlock human potential and see transformation in every possible moment. It is an orientation to life that celebrates the uniqueness in each person. It is a commitment to excellence and possibility rather than limitation and fear. People come to coaching for a variety of reasons: they want more fulfillment in their lives; they feel stuck; they want to make a change,” says Coach Mickey.

“The role of a coach is to be a change agent to help clients live as fully as possible. My job as a coach is to create and hold a space for others to grow. To unleash that calling inside that longing to find full expression. I evoke this transformation by asking provocative questions, providing challenges, and brainstorming possibilities. My greatest privilege as a coach is witnessing my clients step more into their wholeness.”

Mickey is the founder of Adventure Awaits Coaching.

“The reason why I named my practice Adventure Awaits is because, as a coach, I stand for self-awareness, choice, empowerment and adventure,” says Mickey. “I help my clients approach their lives with more curiosity, more power, more creativity and choice. I'm tapping into their strengths and uncovering their values to get them really clear on their vision and move them toward action. I want my clients to step into their power and go on that adventure.”

In addition to Adventure Awaits, Mickey also works as an executive coach and facilitator at Google, where he helps create more conscious and authentic leaders. Prior to this role, Mickey was the Head of Sales Development and Chief Storyteller at Google, helping sales teams tell more engaging stories to clients. Before joining Google, he was the Director of Global Marketing and Sales and American Express.

“I work with mission-driven leaders that want to be more authentic, heart-led, inspirational; that want to be better storytellers, communicators, presenters; that want to build more creative cultures, do deep work, lead change.”

Mickey wants his clients to tap into what he calls “the leader within.”

“The leader within is your wisest self, your best self, the parts of you that have clarity, courage, and wisdom, the guardian of your purpose and values,” says Mickey. “That voice is always whispering to you, helping you become more whole, and it comes from places of self-authorship and self-acceptance.”

Close Up Radio will feature Mickey Oralevich in an interview with Jim Masters on April 27th at 12pm EDT

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Cher Grant of Wazzio to be Featured on Close Up Radio

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 23, 2021 / — The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the limits of existing videoconferencing technology in education.

Schools are trying to approximate the classroom experience, but there is no way for teachers to know which students are having challenges or if students are even paying attention.

Educators and administrators must recognize this as an opportunity to make education more interactive.

Cher Grant is the founder and CEO of Wazzio, specializing in the development of web and mobile solutions that makes our users' lives easier.

“Prior to the pandemic, remote learning was unheard of,” says Grant. “There now exists a significant need for products that enable students to learn remotely, and not just for the pandemic, but moving forward. It's going to revolutionize education.”

Wazzio’s latest software WazzCards For Teachers is real-time virtual classroom that shows how students are performing in real-time using decks of multiple choice questions created by certified teachers of all different subjects, including Math, Geography, History, Language, Health, Science, Social Studies, and perhaps most importantly, Financial Literacy.

“Remote learning has been a challenge for teachers and parents alike, keeping students engaged and focused,” says Grant. “WazzCards are perfect for parents and teachers. When a student answers a question, they don't see how the other classmates are responding.”

As for the future, Grant predicts this hybrid model of education will soon become the norm.

“I don't think this is going to go away,” says Grant. “Some children are excelling at home. Some teachers are excelling at online teaching. It's going to change education as a whole and there so many opportunities for it to evolve.”

Close Up Radio will feature Cher Grant in an interview with Jim Masters on April 27th at 3pm EST

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Introducing the Varla Pegasus – Varla Scooter’s Most Long-Range & Heavy-Duty City Commuter Electric Scooter

The company is renowned for designing e-scooters that meet the varying needs of all clients.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2021 / — Varla Scooters is pleased to announce the launch of its most durable and long-range electric scooter to date – the Varla Pegasus.

Based in sunny California, Varla Scooters is a trending creator and developer of electric scooters. The company was founded by Ben, an electric scooter enthusiast, who always wanted to try his hand at designing functional and stylish scooters for clients. Since its inception in 2018, Varla has designed and manufactured its flagship product, the Varla Eagle One, with rave reviews.

In the company’s most recent news, however, Varla Scooters has recently launched its latest model – the Varla Pegasus. The Varla Pegasus is a long-range, heavy-duty city commuter electric scooter that boasts a whopping 28-mile range at 30MPH. These stats alone make it one of the most durable and efficient e-scooters on the market and Varla is ramping up for an influx of sales for its latest model, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We had tremendous success with the sale of our Varla Eagle One and wanted to ensure we kept creating high-performance scooters our clients would love and benefit from,” says Ben. “Many of our clients have told us they are looking for commuter scooters that will enable them to have more flexibility in terms of transportation options, so we developed the Varla Pegasus with this in mind. We implemented as many features as we could to make this not only a durable option for users, but also a high-tech one as well.”

Features of the Varla Pegasus are plenty and include:

• 28-mile max range
• 1600W max power output
• 48V 15.6Ah battery capacity
• 35 MPH top speed
• 25 degree climbing angle
• 300lbs max load capacity
• Thumb throttle
• Solid 3.5-inch-wide tires
• LCD display
• Safety headlights
• Integrated deck hook
• Easy-to-use lock clamp
• Dual 500W motor
• Dual disc brake
• Dual suspension
• And so much more!

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About Varla Scooters

Varla Scooters was founded in 2018 as a concept brand which quickly developed into one of the most trending electric scooter developers and suppliers in the world. By 2020, Varla Scooters had already sold 1000 e-scooters to satisfied consumers – with sales increasing dramatically throughout the ongoing global pandemic.

The company’s motto is: Be young, have fun, go far, grab life – Varla will always be there for you.

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Islamabad Special Technology Zone to Attract US$ 100 Million Investment in the Next 5 Years

Special Technology Zones Authority and iENGINEERING Corp. Sign MOU to Build the First Technology Park in the Islamabad STZ

Special Technology Zones Authority and iENGINEERING Corp. Sign MOU to Build the First Technology Park in the Islamabad STZ

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Amer Hashmi, Chairman, STZA - Pakistan

Amer Hashmi, Chairman, Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) Pakistan

Special Technology Zones Authority and iENGINEERING Corp. Sign MOU to Build the First Technology Park in the Islamabad STZ.

Islamabad Special Technology Zone is based on 150 acres of land in the Islamabad Capital Territory.”

— Amer Hashmi, Chairman Special Technology Zones Authority, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, April 23, 2021 / — The Government of Pakistan has committed to develop the technology sector in Pakistan. The Special Technology Zones Authority has been mandated to provide legislative and institutional support to encourage investments and high-tech business in the technology zones across Pakistan.

The Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) has initiated the work to establish the first Special Technology Zone (STZ) in Islamabad. The Islamabad Special Technology Zone will be the flagship project of the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA). In order to create the state-of-the-art infrastructure that can facilitate the business environment, an MoU has been signed between the STZA and iENGINEERING Corporation.

Mr. Amer Hashmi, Chairman STZA, stated that the first Technology Park in the Islamabad STZ will be established soon. He further said, “Islamabad Special Technology Zone is based on 150 acres of land in the Islamabad Capital Territory. The land has been identified and approved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the land has been earmarked for the establishment of the Islamabad Special Technology Zone.”

The Islamabad Special Technology Zone (STZ) will include the state-of-the-art iENGINEERING Technology Park. The Park will develop a business campus, which will comprise of a cluster of midrise energy efficient buildings over 250,000 sq. ft in Islamabad STZ with initial investment of US$ 2 million which will create more than 2,500 highly skilled jobs and will generate over US$ 100 million in the next five years. The Park will accommodate local and foreign technology companies with Pakistani descent owners, startups, and tech-hubs which will initially materialize up to US$ 50 million of zone enterprise cumulative annual revenue for Islamabad STZ.

The Special Technology Zones Authority has been mandated to develop a technology-driven knowledge ecosystem to encourage hi-tech innovative solutions and futuristic entrepreneurship. STZA will develop a national network of Special Technology Zones which will change the economic outlook of Pakistan by enhancing IT exports and encouraging technology and knowledge transfer from global technology hubs.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, both the organizations will work together to achieve high-tech industrial growth, create job opportunities, upskill the youth, and attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) through development of a knowledge ecosystem driven by innovation and collaboration.

While addressing the gathering, Mr. Riaz Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of iENGINEERING Corporation, stated that iENGINEERING Technology Park will have the first mover advantage for the pilot technology zone of the Islamabad STZ. It will focus on transforming cost centers into profit centers, which will significantly increase revenue capacity. iENGINEERING Technology Park plans to facilitate acquisition of foreign Pakistani-descent businesses by providing a mechanism for zone enterprises to invest their profits and acquire new customers and generate new revenue streams. He further said, “that iENGINEERING Corporation has more than 20 years of unique operational experience in technology sector in USA and Pakistan.”

While welcoming the first Tech Park developer, Mr. Aamer Saleemi, Chief Executive Officer of Islamabad STZ, assured his full support in early execution of the project. He said that Islamabad STZ will act as a catalyst for enhancing the IT exports of Pakistan and it is expected to attract more than US$350 million Foreign Direct Investment in the technology sector which will provide job opportunities to more than 200,000 youth of Pakistan. Islamabad STZ will be first place of choice in the region for the global tech companies and expatriates due to its state-of-the-art technology supportive infrastructure, lucrative tax incentives and one-window services.

With the Honorable Prime Minister, Imran Khan, as President of the Board, STZA is an autonomous body established under the Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan. The Authority has been mandated to promote the knowledge-based national ecosystem for stimulating and enhancing the multi-dimensional collaboration between technology industry, academia, and government for 21st century innovation, entrepreneurship, and new technology creation.

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre, a Leading Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program in BC, Announces Updates to Alumni Services

Georgia Strait Women's Clinic Announces Launch of Website for Drug Rehab, Alcohol Treatment, and Trauma

Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a best-in-class alcohol, drug, PTSD, and trauma treatment centre based in British Columbia, Canada.

Outreach to persons who have completed our program as well as their friends and family is a key part of our program,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer.”

— Casey Jordan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, April 23, 2021 / — Sunshine Coast Health Centre (, a top-rated drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment program for men in British Columbia and throughout Canada, is proud to announce that Alix Lavertu has increased her responsibilities to the program as financial manager and tasked with supporting business development and alumni services.

“Outreach to persons who have completed our program as well as their friends and family is a key part of our program,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “We are very excited to have Alix Lavertu adding new responsibilities in the program to bolster this outreach, and she will be working not only with the Sunshine Coast program for men but also with the Georgia Straits program for women.”

Persons who would like to know more about alumni services can visit the newly updated page at That page explains that developing interpersonal relatedness, self-definition, and intrinsic motivation doesn’t happen overnight. Alumni have several support options once they return home; all at no additional cost. It’s important that there are no obstacles for alumni needing support once they leave, especially not financial ones. This ongoing support is available until clients no longer feel they need support from the program.

Family services are also available and information on that can be found on the newly updated page at That page explains that improving relationships among family members and partners corresponds with more successful treatment outcomes. The program helps family members and close friends better understand what addiction is and its impact on relationships, the challenges involved in overcoming those relationship issues, and what they can do after treatment to provide helpful support to their loved one.

Clients in Canada who would like to learn more about the Centre's drug and alcohol treatment program are encouraged to visit That page has basic information on the Centre's treatment methodologies. Finally, the interested person or loved one can reach out to the Centre for a confidential one-on-one consultation. Women in Canada who are looking for addiction treatment options are encouraged to visit the Centre's co-affiliated website at


Sunshine Coast Health Centre is a 47-bed* drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning ­Centered Therapy'.

*Currently operating with 34 beds due to COVID-19


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Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges a Public Utility or Power Plant Worker with Mesothelioma Anywhere in Washington State to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Better Compensation Results

"Before you hire a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim in Washington State-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. We think you will be glad you did.”

— Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON , USA, April 23, 2021 / — The Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a public utility worker or a power plant worker with recently diagnosed mesothelioma anywhere in Washington State or their family members to please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste is one of the nation's most capable mesothelioma attorneys-and he works at his profession full time as do his colleagues at Karst von Oiste. A mesothelioma compensation claim involving a power plant or public utility worker involves skill and experience on the part of the attorneys the victim or their family hires-if there is a hope for the best compensation result as Erik Karst is always happy to discuss.

The group says, "Washington has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the nation because of nuclear power plants, conventional power plants-dams, ever growing public utility districts, navy veterans and shipyards. Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste and his colleagues have been assisting people like this in Washington State and nationwide for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in compensation results for people like this. Before you hire a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim in Washington State-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. We think you will be glad you did."

The Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their services are available statewide in every community in Washington including Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Everett, Vancouver, Yakima, Bellingham, Bremerton, Moses Lake, Olympia, Long View, Mount Vernon, Wenatchee, or the Tri-Cities. https://Washington.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Washington the Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this treatment facility. The Center believes this treatment facility for mesothelioma to be one of the best in the nation.

*Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW Medical Center called the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington:

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Washington State include Veterans of the US Navy, hydro-electric power plant workers, shipyard workers, nuclear power plant workers, oil refinery workers, pulp and paper mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. https://Washington.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
Washington Mesothelioma Victims Center
+1 800-714-0303
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire