Softlink IC exhibits at the 2019 IALL October 2019 Conference in Sydney

The opportunity to exhibit at an IALL conference in Australia doesn't come along every day.

To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads”

— Jon Bing

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, October 24, 2019 / — Softlink Information Centres (IC) will be exhibiting at the 2019 International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) conference in Sydney. The opportunity was too good to miss!

Technical Services Manager Sarah Thompson is excited to be a part of the conference and looks forward to catching up with some of our Liberty and illumin customers. She is also keen to meet up with librarians and knowledge managers who would like more information on either, or both, of our products. We are very proud of them and Sarah is always happy to show them off!

What more could you want? Between an impressive list of distinguished speakers and interesting topics, in a city with so many things to see and do, the conference promises to be a wonderful experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Softlink Information Centres specialises in knowledge, content and library management systems and request management systems for special, education, government and corporate information centres and libraries.
Our leading solutions, Liberty and illumin, integrate with the latest digital technologies, providing a centralised performance platform to store, manage, discover and deliver your physical and digital resources.

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Persistent Groin Pain Following Transvaginal Mesh Slings: Risk Not Worth the Benefit

Permanent, life-altering pain syndromes including obturator neuralgia and pudendal neuralgia is the foreseeable result.

These injuries, caused by what was meant to be permanent devices, are what are actually permanent.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — In 2008, a medical article ‘Persistent groin pain following a transobturator sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge’ was published in the International Urogynecology Journal. It is a scenario that has occurred far more than previously reported by manufacturers and has often been ignored by implanting physicians.

Two cases were presented in the article: Patient A, involved immediate post-operative severe pain in the right groin following a Ethicon TVT-O procedure that prevented standing and walking and required IV pain medication for pain control. MRI of the pelvis ruled out a hematoma, and the right obturator nerve appeared to be intact. The patient was discharged with ongoing pain after a six day hospitalization. Partial mesh removal was provided and symptoms improved. Patient B, involved a 53 year-old woman who was readmitted three days post-operatively with severe groin pain extending towards the right medial knee. MRI showed no evidence of hemorrhage but edema in both obturator spaces. The patient required seven days of morphine prior to discharge. Complete mesh removal on the right side was provided and symptoms improved.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician in Physical Medical and Rehabilitation, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “The title of the article includes ‘diagnostic…challenge’ which is misleading as there is nothing that is challenging regarding diagnosis. All that is required of a physician is the ability to hear the words coming from an injured woman’s mouth. Early imaging is necessary to rule out a hematoma. With a negative MRI of the pelvis, groin pain following a transobturator sling or minisling is either muscular in origin, neuropathic in origin, or both. That is it.”

The authors discuss the therapeutic challenge of treatment which includes oral analgesics and a consideration of oral steroids. If pain does not improve significantly to suggest resolution of symptoms then mesh removal is necessary but it ‘should not be postponed too long, as scarring around the tape progresses over time and makes total removal more difficult and nerve damage may become more irreversible after longer time.’

Dr. Vigna adds, “The case studies of these two women described ‘only partial’ improvements of post-operative symptoms following mesh removal. These injuries, caused by what was meant to be permanent devices, are what are actually permanent. While the physicians in these studies are skilled, and managed the post-operative complications appropriately and in a timely fashion, there are not enough skilled physicians in the world to conduct complete mesh removal. Even more, there is a long line of women who need to see the few physicians that do have the skills to provide this level of care. That means that for most, permanent, life-altering pain syndromes including obturator neuralgia and pudendal neuralgia is the foreseeable result.”

Greg Vigna, MD, JD and his team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys represent serious complications of the transvaginal mesh and have obturator neuralgia claims filed across the country for defective design, defective warning, and negligence.

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Hy-Hybrid Energy Commences Feasibility Study on Hybrid Fuel Cell Systems for Heavy-Duty Transport

It is not that far that you will see both PEMFC & SOFC technologies working together, even in one application- as our slogan says: The future will be hydrogen-based hybrids”

— Dr. Naveed Akhtar

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, October 23, 2019 / — Hy-Hybrid Energy commences feasibility study to explore the hybrid fuel cell systems drivetrain for heavy-duty transport.

The study will focus on proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies for heavy-duty transport for road, rail, marine and aviation applications.

The study will evaluate the role of coupled PEMFC and SOFC systems for various onboard energy/power requirements, such as, main propulsion, hotel load, range-extender and auxiliary power supply. The degree of hybridisation between the two fuel cell systems and onboard battery/supercapacitor energy storage will play an active role in the overall hybrid systems design.

“Both PEMFC and SOFC technologies have a place in the transport sector, it is very important to select the right one with respect to particular application and scale size. It is not that far that you will see both PEMFC & SOFC technologies working together, even in one application- as our slogan says: The future will be hydrogen-based hybrids" says Dr. Naveed Akhtar, CEO, Hy-Hybrid Energy. “New markets are opening, new technologies are emerging and we are positioning ourselves to be at the forefront to lead the transformation from fossil fuels to hydrogen mobility.”

Dr. Akhtar has nearly 20 years’ experience in the hydrogen energy and fuel cells field, undertaking his first project in 2001 in Pakistan. Since then he has learnt about various fuel cell types from countries including Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherland, the UK and Canada. He is among one of the experts around the world who have the opportunity to work on almost all major types of fuel cells, i.e. PEMFC, DMFC, AFC and SOFC.

Earlier this year, Hy-Hybrid Energy has been contacted for supporting a German OEM’s project for the technology development in solid oxide fuel cells. Dr. Akhtar’s extensive background in high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells while working at German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart and The Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham was the perfect match for the German Partner to work with Hy-Hybrid Energy.

In August this year, Hy-Hybrid Energy entered into a joint agreement with GOLDI Mobility Kft- a Hungarian based manufacturing Company for the development and assembly of fuel cell electric drivetrain for their next generation buses. This feasibility study will act as a stepping stone in GOLDI Mobility Kft's long term commitment of heavy-duty transport development.

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Working with the leading players in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector, Hy-Hybrid Energy provides services in clean energy technologies. Based in Scotland, UK, the team are specialists in all major fuel cell types, renewable energy systems, hydrogen storage and production, and support both low and high temperature fuel cell technology.

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Innovative "LaserCue" Co-created by InStep Mobility & Michael J. Fox, Helps Parkinson's Patients with Freezing & Falls

LaserCue Projected Line Stops Gait Freezing

Projected Laser Lines on the ground help Parkinson’s Patients avoid Gait Freezing and Falls.

The LaserCue Attachment Module

The LaserCue Attachment Module

The LaserCue Attachment Module can be attached to virtually any cane.

The LaserCue Attachment Module can be attached to virtually any cane.

New patent-pending cane-attachment module co-created by InStep Mobility and Michael J. Fox assists with "gait freezing" and falls for those with Parkinson's.

This is a breakthrough product for Parkinson’s patients with freezing issues… I really think that this product could change and possibly even save lives.”

— Michael J. Fox

CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 23, 2019 / — In-Step Mobility Launches the Innovative "LaserCue," Co-created with Michael J. Fox
Unique cane-attachment helps those with Parkinson's to reduce gait freezing and falls.

Chicago, IL – In-Step Mobility (

In-Step Mobility is launching this month the patent-pending “LaserCue”, a module that attaches to virtually any cane, that projects a red laser line onto the floor. While scientists still theorize as to why it works, a line projected on the floor in front of a person has been proven to reduce “gait freezing” in Parkinson’s patients.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School published a study showing that “adding a laser light visual cue to a cane or walker can lead to a modest reduction in FOG (Freezing) and may substantially reduce the frequency of falls in PD patients with FOG (Freezing).”

For twenty-five years, In-Step Mobility has been producing a variety of mobility aids for those with severe walking problems resulting from neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Ataxia, Stroke, Brain Injuries and PSP. Both U-Step walkers and the LaserCane incorporate this laser cueing technology. Over 30,000 people have benefited from this technology over the past fifteen years.

One of our customers who benefitted from the LaserCane suggested a variation of the product, which spurred us to invest in the R & D required to introduce this module today. That customer was “Michael J. Fox, letting us know that it would be great if we could offer the laser cueing technology on any cane a person chooses.”

“Almost every new product or feature has come about because of a customer request.” Jonathan Miller, Founder and President of In-Step Mobility explains, “Each time a customer asks if we can change or add something we try to figure out how to say ‘yes’, because it is often a feature others would appreciate. So we try to make these custom modifications permanent offerings or in cases like this, new products.”

So Jonathan invited Mr. Fox to share his ideas on an ongoing basis in the development of the product. Through several meetings, they agreed upon the current design. “These meetings were extremely helpful in me understanding his vision for the product. He had a lot of good ideas that I incorporated into the final product” Said Jonathan.

LaserCue is a free-standing module that can be attached to any cane between ¾” -7/8” thick. It sports a streamlined design that is ordered as a right and left-handed unit. It is offered with either a black or clear cover, to suit individual tastes.

Michael J. Fox says: “This is a breakthrough product for Parkinson’s patients with freezing issues, producing a laser line that motivates you to step up and over and thus regain the rhythm of your stride. It also helps in the dark when footing is uncertain. Jonathan Miller at In-Step developed this invaluable resource for patients with PD and other movement disorders and allowed me to contribute my thoughts and ideas along the way. I really think that this product could change and possibly even save lives.”

“It has been a pure honor to work on this product with Mr. Fox, who has not only been a customer, but an important voice for the Parkinson’s Community for many years.”

Jonathan and the In-Step company have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from every purchase of the new LaserCue to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research.

About In-Step Mobililty: In-Step Mobility develops advanced mobility aids for those with severe walking problems resulting from neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Ataxia, Stroke, Brain Injuries, ALS and PSP. Founded in 1994 by Jonathan Miller, it is a Chicago-based company with 14 employees and customers all over the world.

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SKA Super Swag Festival to be Streamed Live Exclusively Through

SKA Super Swag Festival, one of the biggest Hip-hop festivals in Korea, can be streamed live for free through

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, October 24, 2019 / — SKA Super Swag Festival, which the fans have established as one of the best Hip-hop festivals in Korea, returns for its fifth season this year.

Hosted by Hello Contents and managed by Ska Factory Co., SKA Super Swag Festival is set to open 4 P.M.KST October 26(SAT) at Incheon’s Namdong Arena.

This year’s festival will feature some of the heaviest names in Korean Hip-hop, including the infamous ‘Fanxy Child’ gang (ZICO, Crush, Penomeco), Bewhy, DPR Live, ‘Just Music’ and ‘Indigo Music’ artists (GIRIBOY, Kid Milli), and ‘Ambition Music’ artists (Changmo, Hash Swan, Hyo Eun Kim, Ash Island, Leellamarz, ZENE the ZILLA).

HAON, Rohann, VINXEN of ‘High School Rapper’ fame, and femcee Sun-ho Ha (Sandy) will also be joining this year’s unprecedentedly star-studded line-up.

Ska Super Swag Festival’s famously large-scale sound and stage sets will return this year in accordance to its over-the-top lineup.

A Hello Contents spokesperson enthused about the festival’s reception on both local and global scale, and hopes the festival will become “a global celebration of Korean music that all youth of Asia can enjoy”.

SKA Super Swag Festival 2019 will be broadcasted live to global exclusively through the multi-view streaming service “UNIKON”.

In partnership with Korean content platforms such as Pikicast, Wishnote, and Mokastory, the live broadcast of the festival is a global event with a focus on supporting fandoms in Asia (Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Hongkong, Malaysia), Europe, and the US.

VLIVE’s online live stream of BTS’s Wembley Stadium concert this past June marked the beginning of the age of digital concert streaming. Those unable to make it to an event can now view it live regardless of their location on the globe.

Furthermore, UNIKON’s multi-view streaming service lets the viewer freely choose the perspectives to view the concert from, for the most dynamic and vivid delivery of a show’s energy. Perfectly synchronized multi-view streams allow a delay-less switching between live scenes.

UNIKON is a global interactive video streaming platform that aims to deliver various interactive contents to K-pop fans worldwide, the first of which being this never-before-seen multi-view concert streaming of unprecedented quality.

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The Hestia Design and Construction Scholarship

Hestia Home Services Scholarship

Hestia Home Services

Hestia Home Services Scholarship

Full service Houston Design & Build firm to offer annual scholarship to students interested in studying interior design, architecture, or construction science.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — Hestia Design and Construction is proud to announce its annual scholarship program to be awarded for the upcoming 2020 semester. Hestia has so much passion for endorsing and promoting individuals who represent key values and qualities that add to the growth and development of the general contracting, interior design, and architecture industry.

Here at Hestia Design and Construction we pride ourselves in our exemplary customer service and especially in our ability to construct a beautiful full home, kitchen, bathroom and more remodels. We have positioned ourselves as one of Houston’s preferred general contractors and remodelers as we push the boundaries of what a typical contractor has to offer. That exact boundary-pushing mentality is what we believe will continue to advance our industry and we want to invest in individuals who represent and exemplify those traits.

We have set up a $2,000 scholarship program for men or women who have a passion for interior design, architecture or construction science. Individuals with these interests or focuses are welcome to submit their application and essay if eligible. See below.

The winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from Hestia Design and Construction. Our judges are looking for essays that convey passion, knowledge, and personality. Any copies work or work that is not within the word-count criteria will be disqualified. The scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.

Any questions about The Hestia Design and Construction Scholarship can be directed to

· All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester, they are applying to receive the scholarship.

· Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.

· Domestic and international students may apply.

· Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

· Majoring or have general interests in interior design, architecture or construction science.

Submission requirements:

** Please write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:

* What inspired your interest in interior design, architecture or construction science?

* Do you have an interior design, architecture or construction science mentor?

* How do you envision your career in interior design, architecture or construction science?

** Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.

** Please submit The Hestia Design and Construction Scholarship requirements to the email shown below.

The scholarship funds provided by Hestia Design and Construction will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.

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The forecast calls for a meteorite shower at Andrew Jones Auctions, November 9th in downtown Los Angeles and online

Fukang, stony-iron, Pallasite, China, full thin slice, 422g (est. $12,000-$15,000)

Fukang, stony-iron, Pallasite, China, full center slice, 10157g (est. $200,000-$300,000)

NWA 11273 lunar meteorite, Feldspathic individual fragment, 419g (est. $60,000-$80,000)

Sikhote-Alin meteorite, iron IIB, Coarsest Octahedrite, Russia, complete individual, 10600g (est. $20,000-$30,000)

Gibeon meteorite full slice, stone chondrite, H5, Namibia, 542g (est. $1,500-$2,000)

Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Meteorite Auction on Saturday, Nov. 9th, has nearly 100 lots of rare and important meteorite specimens in most classifications.

We're delighted to bring the first dedicated sale of meteorites and moon rocks to the West Coast. With the holidays approaching they'd be a stellar gift for a special someone who’s 'out of this world’”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Meteorite Auction on Saturday, November 9th, features nearly 100 lots of rare and important meteorite specimens in most classifications – Lunar, Martian, Iron, Stony, and Pallasite – with estimates ranging from $100 to $300,000. The sale will be held online and in the Andrew Jones gallery at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.

“We are delighted to bring the first dedicated sale of meteorites and moon rocks to the West Coast,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones. With the holidays fast approaching, they would be a stellar gift for that special someone who’s ‘out of this world’.” He added, “This is one of the most fascinating collections I have seen in my forty years in the auction business.”

One of the “stars” of the sale is an extremely rare Fukang Pallasite meteorite from China (est. $200,000-300,000). Discovered in 2000 in the Gobi Desert in China’s Xinjiang Province, the meteorite is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. Pallasites represent less than one percent of all known meteorites. A relic of a disrupted planetoid, this full center slice is intricately composed of roughly 50 percent olivine crystals and 50 percent nickel-iron.

Also included are actual pieces of the moon. “Our broad selection of lunar meteorites includes the impressive feldspathic NWA 11273 lunar meteorite (est. $60,000-$80,000) found in April 2017 in Northwest Africa and weighing 419 grams,” Mr. Jones said. “What a gift that would make.”

The largest meteorite fall of recent times, the Sikhote-Alin, had a strewn field over six kilometers long and resembled a bomb site, with hundreds of trees ripped apart and deep holes gouged into the Earth’s surface. Among the Sikhote-Alins being offered is a large and complete individual specimen (est. $20,000-$30,000), beautifully polished and with deep thumbprint-like impressions, weighing 10,600 grams.

This sale has something for virtually every cosmic enthusiast, including a wide array of Iron Slices from world localities such as Australia, Greenland, Russia, Namibia, Nigeria and the United States. Included are specimens exhibiting the sought after Widmanstätten patterning, with estimates for individual slices ranging from $200 to $15,000.

From the space rocks that fall to Earth to the debris resulting from these collisions, this sale also offers a lovely group of impact glass. These Tektites form when huge meteorite impacts shower molten rock back up into the atmosphere, where they cool and eventually fall back down to Earth as impact glass. From the affordable mellow-yellow Libyan Desert Glass to the always endearing soft green Moldavites, estimates range from $100 to $300.

The auction will start promptly at 12 o’clock noon Pacific time. Online bidding will be facilitated by and Previews will be held at the gallery Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th, from 10-5 (Pacific), as well as the morning of the auction. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Opened summer 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house with an understanding of the market trends and foresight for the 21st century. The staff has a wealth of knowledge with international experience, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in America and Europe, sourcing property from across North America. The sales are diverse and eclectic, featuring items from the antiquity to the 21st century, from planet Earth to the Universe at large.

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The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Oregon Encourages Those Exposed to Asbestos to Call The Steinberg Law Group

The Steinberg Law Group has the experiences, resources and results to obtain the maximum financial compensation for veterans

The asbestos industry knowingly poisoned people for decades.

Inhaling one fiber of asbestos is enough to cause mesothelioma decades later.

The Steinberg Law Group is affiliated with doctors around the country.


The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Oregon Encourages those Exposed to Asbestos to Call for Access to Attorneys at The Steinberg Law Group

All types of asbestos cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, cancer of the larynx and ovary, and asbestosis (fibrosis of the lungs).”

— World Health Organization

PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, October 23, 2019 / — The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Oregon is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and medical assistance to those stricken with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal and/or medical options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with an attorney from The Steinberg Law Group.

The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Oregon has endorsed The Steinberg Law Group because of their vast experience in handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cases. With offices in New York, California and Texas, The Steinberg Law Group has a national footprint that helps win the best possible financial compensation for clients.

Typically, asbestos exposure will have occurred sometime between the 1950s and the 1980s. Some of the most prevalent professions that encountered large quantities of asbestos include power plant workers, maritime workers, industrial workers, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, mechanics, machinists, miners, railroad workers and construction workers, to name a few. Since the latency period for mesothelioma patients is approximately 40 years, most people diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in 2019 were exposed decades ago.

For the best possible medical treatment for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 so a member of the Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Oregon can determine which hospital/doctor in our network is most convenient for you.

States with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. For more information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 or visit

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Marty Brounstein, Acclaimed Author, Kicks Off New York City Area Speaking Series Fall 2019 for Inspiring Holocaust Book

Marty Brounstein, Acclaimed Author

Marty will be returning to New York for a series of public storytelling presentation events to keep sharing his inspirational story of courage and rescue.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — Marty Brounstein, acclaimed author, keynote speaker, and recent winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award– “Best Holocaust Book – 2019”, has certainly had a busy year so far. He first received the prestigious honor of the Jefferson Award on August 26, 2019, which recognizes those who perform acts of public service and good in America.

The award came from the San Francisco CBS media partner and was given to him for his work on his powerful book, “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” The Jefferson Awards Foundation, also known as Multiplying Good, is a nonprofit organization that recognizes people who perform acts of public service and good in America. It was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard.

The following month, Marty celebrated September 25, 2019 by delivering his workplace program “The Courage and Compassion To Do the Right Thing: A Lesson in Making a Positive Difference” for the management staff in the City of Vacaville, where he presented an engaging storytelling presentation in the first hour and then engaged the group in rich discussion before concluding with a book signing.

At the conclusion of the program, many remarked how inspirational they found the story, how fast the three-hour workshop sped by, and how relevant the discussion was for application into their roles today. A special thanks goes to City Manager Jeremy Craig and Employee Relations Manager Sandy Hess for making this workshop happen.

Now, Marty is ready to kick off his New York City Area Speaking Series Fall 2019, where he will be returning to the greater New York City area for a speaking series of four public storytelling presentation events to keep sharing his inspirational story of courage, compassion, and rescue related to his book. There are two book discussion events happening with schools in addition.

The four events will be running from Sunday, October 27, 2019 through November 6, 2019. Two of the events will be in Manhattan, one just over the border in New Jersey, and the other in Long Island. See the attached itinerary below for the specific locations and times of each engagement.

Marty is the humble messenger for a Righteous Christian couple from the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker, whose heroic rescue efforts saved the lives of over two dozen Jews. Their courage and compassion provide a positive and moving story amidst the horrific tragedy known as the Holocaust, with lessons for our lives today. Marty also has a meaningful personal connection to this story, which he reveals in his engaging storytelling presentation.



* Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.
Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church
457 Division Ave.
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 438-5526
Host: Rev. Donald Pitches

* Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza/ 36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
(646) 437-4209
Host: Laura Salvatore, Public Programs Coordinator Event is free. Please register online through the Event Link below.

* Sunday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Ohr on Long Island
2550 South Centre Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 781-3072
Host: Bill Berkowitz, Chairperson of Hazak program group

* Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
Sutton Place Synagogue co-hosted with Christ Church New York and St. James Episcopal Church
Sutton Place Synagogue
225 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 593-3300
Host: Harriet Janover, Director, Programming and Member Services

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Disrupts Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Introducing Team Configuration 1 (TC1)

Dr. Nischal Chandra, the Chair of the Apollos University IT Department

Dr. Nischal Chandra, Chair, IT Department

Introducing Team Configuration 1 (TC1)

TC1 will create ultra-high performing teams that will disrupt the SDLC to extraordinary levels.”

— Dr. Nischal Chandra

GREAT FALLS, MT, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — The Center for Artificial Intelligence Research in Apollos University's Information Technology Department creates TC1 through the doctoral dissertation project of Dr. Nischal Chandra for his Doctor of Business Administration degree in July 2019. TC1 is an addon/integration to the existing SDLC methodologies/frameworks such as agile and waterfall.

In TC1, there is a single team with the same skill sets that conducts business analysis, software development, release management, and project management/facilitation, with the assistance of AI. TC1 signifies one team which is also “one with the machine”.

In the initial implementation, TC1 reduced the SDLC time by approximately 75% for certain scenarios. The efficiencies will continue to increase as the system is utilized. Dr. Chandra states, “TC1 will create ultra-high performing teams that will disrupt the SDLC to extraordinary levels”.

General availability for TC1 global adoption will be in January 2020 through the Apollos University Business Incubator. Individuals and organizations can sign up today for the pre-launch at:

Apollos University is at the forefront of the business world by offering students the ability to combine business and leadership along with state-of-the-art Information Technology. The university is located in beautiful Great Falls, Montana and students can study 100% online via distance education or in a hybrid methodology. Visit Apollos at, via email at, or call toll free 1-844-476-5567 or 406-604-4300 for more information.

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