Aha Events Brings Inaugural Women’s Speaker Series to Downtown St. Louis

Aha Debuts Emerging Event Platform at Stifel Theatre on October 4th, 2018; Tickets go on sale July 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — From the producers of TEDxStLouisWomen, a new, exciting event and speaker series known as Aha is launching in St. Louis, MO this fall with content that promises to inspire attendees with “moments that move”. The emerging national speaker series focuses on life’s Aha Moments with a variety of topics and events.

For the inaugural event, Aha kicks off in the Midwest with the Aha Women’s Speaker Series on October 4th, 2018 at Stifel Theatre (formerly Peabody Opera House). This half-day event promises to be the largest women’s event in the region, expecting a sell-out crowd of 3,000 attendees.

The Aha Women’s Speaker Series presents stories and talks from women across all walks of life sharing Aha moments that triggered change in their personal and professional lives. Attendees are immersed in an engaging, participatory experience that mixes motivation, education, networking and entertainment featuring top speakers, interactive Q&A opportunities and more, all focused on the Aha Moments that drive real change in the world. View the Aha promotional video here: https://cpgagency.com/video/aha-events/

“Aha is designed to mix up your typical speaker event format and really engage an audience,” said Aha Executive Producer, Alex Fowler, who also produced the TEDxStLouisWomen events. “We want to take attendees across a real journey by presenting stories that compel them to take action – whether that action starts at home, at work, in your community or in the world at large.”

Aha soars to the top of the list for new premiere speaker series in the Midwest, backed by years of event design and experience from creator and producer CPG Agency, a St. Louis-based corporate events and engagement agency.  

For CEO of CPG Agency and Aha Founder, Keith Alper, it’s a dream come true. “We really wanted to make something that feels different. This platform allows people from all over and all ages to connect and share experiences creating communities where ideas and inspiration flow freely,” said Alper. “We’re convening the businesses, audiences and speakers who can play an active role in proving that our actions matter and that we control our own destiny. We’re very proud to bring this to St. Louis and beyond.”

The Aha Women’s Speaker Series offers a wide variety of speakers and subjects. Tickets go on sale July 20, 2018 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more ticket and sponsorship information, please visit http://ahatalks.com/.

About Aha
Aha is an emerging national event series that presents a more interactive experience, inspiring attendees by emphasizing life’s Aha Moments that Move. Events can take shape in a variety of formats from speaker series, multi-day conferences, meetups, panels, webcasts, galas, etc. and typically focus on a specific topic and theme that targets a specific audience or issue. Aha speakers are chosen for their story and their ability to engage audiences and leave a lasting impact with Moments that Move. To find an event near you, please visit: www.ahatalks.com.  

About CPG Agency
Since 1985, CPG Agency designs disruptive, impactful experiences that connect top brands to the ideas that drive critical initiatives and grow business. Each experiential solution inspires action and creates brand advocates. Through live events, immersive experiences and ongoing engagement strategies, CPG inspires brands to act by creating “Belief through Experience.” To learn more, please visit www.cpgagency.com.

Peter Cartier
CPG Agency
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Techson IP Appoints New President to Accelerate its Leadership and Growth in Global Patent Research and Patent Advisory

Techson IP – Relentless. Research.

Tom Hochstatter, former Dominion Harbor Group Chief Strategy Officer, joins Techson as President & Board Member focused on expanding global sales & technology.

Now with the funding round complete, we can focus on our hyper-growth sales initiatives and the launch of our much anticipated research technology platform later this Fall.”

— Tom Hochstatter

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Techson IP is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hochstatter to its executive team on the heels of a private equity funding round led by Distinct Capital Group of Austin. Tom will team with Luke Barbin, CEO and Chris Mulkey, COO to accelerate Techson’s growing leadership in premium patent research.

“I have worked in an advisory capacity to Techson for quite some time because I have a tremendous amount of respect for Chris and Luke, their research acumen, their vision, and myriad opportunities in the IP research sector,” says Tom Hochstatter, “Now with the funding round complete, we can focus on our hyper-growth sales initiatives and the launch of our much anticipated research technology platform later this Fall.”

Tom is an experienced intellectual property and technology executive. Most recently, he served as Chief Strategy Officer for Dominion Harbor after selling his SaaS technology, idealAsset, to Dominion in 2016 where Tom led corporate development, marketing, and international. Tom has a track record of success through accretive growth in IP companies. Tom is a sought-after industry speaker and author, and he’s been honored as an IAM Top 300 Global IP Strategist.

“Our unique model for executing high-end patent research surprised a market that had become disillusioned with the status quo,” said Luke Barbin, Techson’s CEO. “We’ve tested and proven our hypothesis, and we set out to hire the right executive to help us expand our business well beyond our already proven successes. Tom’s expertise, network, and IP-industry experience will serve Techson and its customers well moving forward, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.”

Techson IP relies upon its proven patent research process and its soon-to-release-to-public SaaS research platform; it is led by a core of highly credentialed and experienced patent researchers. Techson’s researchers average more than a decade of research experience across diverse technology sectors: biomedical devices, chemical, consumer packaged goods, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor.

About Techson IP
Techson IP was founded in 2015 in Austin, Texas by attorneys and patent research industry experts with a motivation to upend the status quo with premium patent research. Techson proudly serves over one hundred clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms, with high-end research services including: M&A IP Due Diligence, Freedom-to-Operate, Prior Art / Invalidity, Patent Landscaping, and Patentability research services.

For more information, please email info(at)techsonIP.com or visit http://www.techsonIP.com

Relentless. Research.

Luke Barbin
Techson IP
(512) 651-0312
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Knight Investment Limited – Alibaba Group Takes Stake in Focus Media

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Alibaba, the worlds largest retailer has announced today that it plans to take a stake in digital media advertising company, Focus Media.

HONG KONG, HONG KONG, HONG KONG, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alibaba Group will acquire a minority interest in China’s Focus Media Information Technology Co. Ltd., as it looks explore new models of digital marketing, the Chinese e-commerce giant said in a filing to the New York Stock Exchange.

Alibaba will pay $1.43 billion for a 6.62% share of Shanghai-based Focus Media, whose digital advertising screens can be seen on streets, in subways and in elevators across 300 Chinese cities, reaching 200 million middle-class consumers. In addition to those pre-existing shares, Alibaba said it plans to acquire another 5% interest in Focus Media within the next 12 months.

The company also will purchase a 10% stake in an entity controlled by Focus Media founder and Chairman Jason Nanchun Jiang, which controls 23.34% of Focus Media, for $504.7 million. New Retail Strategic Opportunities Fund L.P., a non-consolidated, related party of Alibaba, will acquire a 1.37% interest in Focus Media as well. The total investment, not including the expected additional 5% purchase, will be $2.23 billion, giving Alibaba a 10.32% stake.

Alibaba positioned the investment as a part of its larger New Retail strategy. New Retail integrates the best aspects of online and offline commerce to make shopping more engaging and convenient for consumers, while offering enhanced marketing tools and more-detailed consumer analytics to merchants.

The deal offers synergies with Alimama, Alibaba’s largest digital-marketing platform, Alibaba said. By partnering with Focus Media, which has set a medium-term goal of having five million terminals in 500 Chinese cities and reaching 500 million middle-class consumers, Alibaba can offer new digital channels through which the brands selling on its e-commerce platforms can connect with these consumers and their rising spending power.

Already, Alibaba is leveraging its analytics collected from its more than 500 million users to help brands better understand and reach Chinese consumers. Called “Uni Marketing,” the use of consumer data allows brands to identify, target, reach and retain their customers across Alibaba’s entire ecosystem of e-commerce and media properties. This approach to digital marketing, which offers more advanced and reliable marketing tools to brands than traditional marketing, has always been at the core of New Retail, Alibaba said.

The two companies said they would collaborate on ways to merge offline media and digital marketing, as well as help brands transition to fully digital operations. The upgrade to “New Marketing” will support the growth of New Retail across all sectors, they said.

Knight Investment see’s this as a fantastic move for Alibaba Group. The companies expansion has barely faltered over the past few years and with the Ant Financial spin off just a few months away, we have upgraded our call on BABA to strong buy.

To find out more about the opportunities Knight Investment Limited see’s with Alibaba Group, contact us at info@knight-investment.com or visit our website www.knight-investment.com to find out more about their services and products available.

Jason Fong
Knight Investment Limited
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Australian biotech Dimerix announced one of Westpac’s 2018 Businesses of Tomorrow winners

Dimerix (ASX:DXB)

The work we're undertaking now in the area of Chronic Kidney Disease has the ability to impact our generation and future generations, and we’re working hard to bring it to fruition”

— Kathy Harrison, Dimerix CEO

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Australian biotech Dimerix Limited (ASX: DXB) was announced today one of the top 200 enterprises helping to shape the nation’s new economy as a winner of Westpac's 2018 Businesses of Tomorrow program.

The program rewards and recognises businesses with the drive to shape Australia’s future, and operating with a demonstrated vision, understanding of customer needs and capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Dimerix has developed technology that enables scientists and researchers to more richly investigate the effects of drug therapies on cells than standard laboratory testing technology.

Using this technology, Dimerix has developed DMX-200, a potential treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease indications that will be subject to further phase 2 clinical trials following the compelling outcomes of an initial phase 2 trial.

Dimerix CEO, Kathy Harrison said: "We are thrilled to have been named one of the Businesses as Tomorrow – as that's exactly how we see ourselves. The work we're undertaking now in the area of Chronic Kidney Disease has the ability to impact our generation and future generations and we’re working hard to bring it to fruition through our Phase 2 clinical trials. We are excited about the opportunities this award will afford Dimerix as a small ASX listed company."

DMX-200 was developed using science from the University of Western Australia and Dimerix is the only Australian-based company running clinical studies in the area of Chronic Kidney Disease.

More about Dimerix: www.dimerix.com

Ilona Marchetta
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Mustang Resources – Maiden Vanadium Resource at Caula Project

JORC Measured Resource of 22 Mt @ 0.37% V2O5 for 81,600 tonnes of contained V2O5 – associated with graphite deposit

Mustang Resources Ltd (ASX:MUS)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mustang Resources Ltd (ASX: MUS, FRA: GGY) is pleased to announce that its Caula Vanadium-Graphite project in Mozambique has taken another key step towards development with the completion of the maiden JORC-compliant vanadium Mineral Resource estimate.

Key points:
• Total Maiden JORC Resource of 22 Mt @ 0.37% vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) (0.2 % grade cut-off) at the Caula Vanadium-Graphite Project in Mozambique
• The entire Vanadium Resource is in the Measured Resource category
• Total contained V2O5 of 81,600 tonnes (~180 Mlb)
• Current V2O5 price is of US$18.50/lb (US$40,500/tonne) (98% V2O5)
• Substantial scope for further growth in the Vanadium Resource through exploration

Measured JORC Vanadium Resources is addition to the existing graphite Resource at Caula of 5Mt at 13% Total Graphitic Carbon (TGC). Mustang is currently finalising an updated graphite Mineral Resource estimate.

Mustang Managing Director Dr. Bernard Olivier said the combination of the vanadium and graphite resources shows Caula is rapidly emerging as a highly valuable project.
“This is an exceptional result, with over 81,000 tonnes contained V2O5, particularly given that the entire JORC Resource is in the Measured category,” Dr Olivier said.
“With vanadium pentoxide prices running at more than US$40,000 per tonne (98% V2O5), the Caula resource translates to a highly valuable resource.
“Furthermore, the potential of the project is even greater as our vanadium is mica-hosted and associated with the graphite mineralisation and potentially far cheaper to extract and recover through two simple processing steps, compared with most vanadium projects, where the vanadium is located in a complex titaniferous magnetite ore body.”

For more information on the Maiden Vanadium Resource and Mustang in general please visit our website at: www.Mustangresources.com.au

Bernard Olivier
Mustang Resources Ltd
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Guild raises $1.2m to provide a professional alternative to WhatsApp

Messaging app Guild has raised $1.2m. Guild is a messaging app for private professional groups. The WhatsApp for work. Guild is GDPR compliant and ad free.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Messaging app Guild has raised $1.2m in Seed funding. Guild is a messaging app for private professional groups. The WhatsApp for work. Guild is GDPR compliant and ad free.

Guild is built for any professional group, network or community where its members want to communicate, share, learn from each other, stay in touch, develop and nurture valuable professional relationships – both internal to the company and externally.

The Seed round, closed on SeedLegals, was raised from 28 private investors including the two founders, Ashley Friedlein and Matthew O’Riordan. Ashley and Matthew previously co-founded Econsultancy, which they successfully sold in 2012 to Centaur Media for £24m.

CEO Friedlein explains: “We think it is time professionals had a messaging app that is properly private, GDPR-compliant and designed just for work use. Research suggests there are already over half a billion people using WhatsApp for professional use and that’s the market Guild is going after.”

Guild members have total control of their own data: in leaving a group they can choose to delete their profile and all contributions. There is no directory of Guild members. No public profiles. No listing of guilds (groups). No way to apply to join a group. You can only be a member of Guild if you are the founder/host of a group or if a host invites you into his/her group. Furthermore, Guild allows users to request a full copy of their data including all contributions, and every member gives explicit consent when accepting an invitation to join a group.

Data from a survey of 500 US/UK professionals this month reveals that 38% of WhatsApp users also use the app for professional purposes although over 75% would like a separate messaging app just for work.

Professor Robin Dunbar, of “Dunbar’s Number” fame has joined the advisory board, and says of Guild: “Over the years, I’ve been approached by many networking-type start-ups, but I have always declined to be involved because they all seemed to be a simple market-places and lack any sense of a social dimension. Guild is in a different league precisely because its focus is small scale and intensely social and pays much closer attention to the way natural human groups are organised.”

Guild goes live this Autumn but you can sign up to receive updates and free access to the product when it launches.

Ashley Friedlein
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Megs Joins Grammy Winner Chris Stapleton, and Marin Morris, as Top Performers to Grace the Seattle Mural Amphitheater

Megs Cover Shot

Megs Cover Shot

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Megs Capps Club logo 2

Megs Little Red Hen Band

Megs Little Red Hen Band

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Megs Drink Drank Drunk Shirts

Megs McLean in album ReelTime VR

Megs McLean in album ReelTime VR

Megs McLean Joins Grammy Winner Chris Stapleton, Marin Morris and Kasey Musgraves as Top Performers to have graced the Mural Amphitheater under the Space Needle

Walking in the footsteps of big-name musicians is really humbling and a little intimidating. It also gives me inspiration and confidence that we are on the right track; making music we love.”

— Megs Mclean

KENMORE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Megs McLean and her band will be performing on the historic Mural Amphitheatre during the Bite of Seattle July 22nd at 5 pm 2018. Other big-name performers who have played on this stage in the past include Grammy award winners Chris Stapleton, Marin Morris, and Academy of Country Music award winner Kacey Musgraves. In addition to Megs previously released songs, this performance will feature several new songs she will be recording for her much-anticipated upcoming album.

The Bite of Seattle is an annual food festival that takes place in Seattle Washington at the at the base of the Space Needle. Out of the dozens of festivals and special events held at the Seattle Center each year, the Bite of Seattle ranks among the most popular. Known locally as "The Bite", this festival is held on one weekend during the month of July. There will be more than 60 restaurants and food vendors participating and over 425,000 visitors expected to attend the festival with the main sage being among the highlighted events.

Megs McLean exclaimed: “Walking in the footsteps of big-name musicians who have graced this stage is really humbling and a little intimidating. It also gives me inspiration and confidence that we are on the right track; crossing genre boundaries and making the music that we love. Seattle is the birthplace of new sounds and I am thrilled “Crunge” is one of them.”

About Megs:              
Megs McLean is a full-time professional singer/songwriter and performer who has opened for Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, and David Lee Murphy, played for Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney audiences and headlined numerous festivals and events, including the Hard Rock Café, Cabela’s, casino’s and bars and private parties throughout the northwest. She has performed Live on Fox 28 News, been featured on MTV Live, Pure Country, VH1 Classic and radio stations throughout the nation. Megs and her band deliver an energetic mix of guitar-driven “Crunge” Country Rock Grunge originals. Her First single “It’s My Truck” gained Meg's recognition as one of the top 10 “Next Women of Country” on Spotify as well as “Country Pick of the Week”. It was recorded at the world-famous London Bridge Studios in Shoreline, WA, with Ben Smith of "Heart" on the drums, Brad Smith from Blind Melon on Bass, and Shohei Ogami on guitar.

Megs EP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and other music vendors. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPPMQLsQyFCYEifvqqdVnJZ16kDtzdRLS
About Mural Amphitheatre:

The world-famous Space Needle serves as the backdrop for the Puget Sound Region's only mid-size amphitheater located in the heart of Seattle Center just minutes from downtown Seattle. It was designed by artist Paul Horiuchi in 1962 using 160 color variations of glass, to evoke the natural beauty and colors of the Northwest. The mural acted then and now as a sound-reflecting acoustic backdrop for an Amphitheatre stage. The Amphitheatre serves as a primary venue for concerts during the major summer festivals.

Making of MEGS McLean: "It's My Truck" a short documentary

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Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges an Electrician or Skilled Trades Worker with Mesothelioma in Georgia to Call Form Instant Access to the Nation's Top Lawyer for Much Better Compensation Results

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center offers instant access to the managing partner of one of the nation's premier mesothelioma law firms that consistently obtains the best compensation settlements”

— Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging an electrician or skilled trades worker who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. We want to ensure a person like this in Georgia or their family are dealing directly with some of the nation's most capable and experienced mesothelioma lawyers. We are convinced an electrician or skilled trades worker with mesothelioma will be amazed by the mesothelioma attorneys we recommend and the specific knowledge they possess about asbestos containing material used in construction or industrial jobsites.

"A compensation claim for an electrician or a skilled trades worker in Georgia could exceed a million dollars as we would like to discuss anytime, provided they have one of the nation’s top mesothelioma representing them. In many instances the electrician, plumber, welder, insulator, machinist, mechanic or pipefitter could have been exposed in other states. Multi state exposure to asbestos increases the financial compensation potential for a person with mesothelioma as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center offers instant access to a senior partner or the managing partner of one of the nation's premier mesothelioma law firms that consistently obtains the best possible mesothelioma financial compensation settlements for their clients nationwide. The group only offers direct access to the nation's most qualified mesothelioma lawyers, not someone's secretary or a lawyer fresh out of law school. For more information a person with mesothelioma in Georgia or their family members are urged to call the group anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For a list of building materials banned by the Environmental Protection Agency please refer to their website: https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/us-federal-bans-asbestos

The Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center’s free services for people with mesothelioma in Georgia are available to a diagnosed victim who resides in any community in Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, Savannah or any community in the state.

Aside from their passion about making certain a diagnosed victim gets the best possible mesothelioma compensation, the Center is also very focused on treatment options for this rare cancer. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Georgia the Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at one of these hospitals:

* Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia: https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/
* Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia http://www.augusta.edu/cancer/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Georgia include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, pulp, and paper mill workers, cotton mill workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. As a rule, the worker’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.” http://Georgia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the CDC, 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. However, people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia each year-including US Navy Veterans.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Georgia Mesothelioma Victims Center
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VISSION360- The World’s Largest Digital Real Estate Platform Debuts in Nigeria.

Featuring For Sale, Rent, Lease and Commercial Properties Globally By Vission360.com

Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community.”

— Rick Renzi

IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vission360.com is a digital real estate advertising and lead generating platform designed to streamline and simplify property search and listing process for direct owner listing and real estate professionals. Our mission is to provide a user-friendly platform where real estate buyers, sellers, agents, brokers, home builders, developers, and mortgage lenders can meet and conduct business in a seamless and effortless manner.

This unique technology platform offers real estate professionals the opportunity to list one property or a portfolio of properties absolutely FREE! But Realtors/Agents may choose from the Gold, Premium or Platinum packages to get quality LEADS and increase the visibility of their properties. Agents and property owners are required to register and fill out key descriptive information about the listed properties.

Vission360.com is already operational in the United States and boasts of huge multiple listing inventories of almost a million properties. It is billed to debut in more than 100 countries in the world, further consolidating Vission360 leadership position as a consumer-focused and cutting-edge digital platform committed to using innovative technology to simplify and automate the front-end operations in the property listing process. Other features offered by Vission360 include segmented market search that allows users to search property listings in their country or other countries and regions of the world from the comfort of their home; a huge inventory of listed properties and a complete database of the local real estate and listing agents who can be contacted by prospective buyers. Other bouquets of service offerings include business sales, apartment listing, commercial real estate and auction homes. According to Mr. Kola Olawoyin, “Vission360 innovative technology platform is an electronic marketplace that brings real estate professionals of all descriptions under one roof where they can conclude deals from start to finish in a seamless and simple way.

More importantly, the launch of Vission360 in Nigeria demonstrates our confidence in the inherent potentials in the Nigerian real estate sector.”

Vission360 allows real estate professionals and property owners to:

• Browse for sale, rent or lease properties in Nigeria and around the world.
• List properties for sale quickly in minutes.
• Manage the entire transaction process as effortlessly as possible.
• Undertake creative searches and lead generation features.
• Obtain relevant data on properties and other details including interior video tours.

Users will not fail to notice the stunning graphics of Vission360.com, its enhanced functionality, vast property inventory, ease of navigation and user-friendliness.

We are open for partnership and barter.

vission360, Inc
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Sunset for skin cancer – Cure & aesthetics go hand in hand for Dr. Holly McCoppin, Lake Loveland Dermatology

 Dr. Holly McCoppin Lake Loveland Dermatology

Dr. Holly McCoppin Lake Loveland Dermatology

Most skin cancers are caused through daily sun exposure when you are walking or driving, not from serious sunburns.

LOVELAND, CO, USA, July 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Everybody wants to look younger and avoid those telltale wrinkles and fine lines.

It's easy to achieve, according to Dr. Holly McCoppin of Lake Loveland Dermatology who shared her Top 10 skin-saving secrets:

"The first nine are sunscreen and sun-protective clothing," McCoppin said.

"Most skin cancers are caused through daily sun exposure when you are walking or driving, not from serious sunburns. As people age the cancers come because of the accumulated UV (ultraviolet) damage," she said.

A board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, McCoppin has just moved to Colorado from Missouri with her family and has settled in south Fort Collins.

McCoppin understands that they have gone from a cloudy, low-altitude locale to one of the sunniest places in the high country. Statistics show that about 22 out of every 100,000 people in Colorado receive a skin cancer diagnosis every year and diagnoses are steadily on the rise.

"There's SO much sun here combined with the high elevation. So the risk is there for fair-skinned people like me," McCoppin said.

All in the family
McCoppin, 40, married her husband, Aaron, in 2010. "He's very outdoorsy. He loves skiing, running and biking and enjoys woodworking including making doll house furniture for our daughters," she said.

Six-year-old Ella starts first grade in the fall. "She's very kind-hearted and smart. Kate, at 3½, is a spitfire. She is loud and energetic and will be starting pre-school," she said.

As a dermatologist, McCoppin practices what she preaches. "I wear sunscreen every single day. It's especially important to put it on your face, arms and chest. Today I threw on a shirt that provides UV protection and a hat," she said.

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"I'm a mom and I work and have a thousand things to do like everybody else, but I put sunscreen on the girls every day. What I've noticed is that sometimes people are so good at reapplying on their kids that they forget to reapply it on themselves," she said.

McCoppin recommends an SPF of 30 or greater that gives you 98 percent protection. It should also be labeled as "broad spectrum," she said. Lotions are best and last longer than the sprays. In either case, sunscreen needs to be re-applied every two hours when you are outside.

"Most people need at least a shot glass full of lotion to cover everything. I start with the lotion and then sometimes reapply with the sunscreen spray. With the spray you need to rub it in and reapply more often," McCoppin said.

"I used to have a dentist who told me: 'Only floss the teeth you want to keep.' The same is true with skin. Only protect the skin you don't want to be damaged," she said.

The path from farm to surgery
McCoppin grew up on a farm in rural Missouri and had no thought of being a doctor, much less a dermatologist.

"I was finishing college as a science major. My grandpa got really sick with cancer. We were very close and it was very hard to deal with. I got to watch the medical process up close. Something inside clicked with me. I thought: 'I want to help people go through this.' It changed the whole direction of my life," she said.

After graduating summa cum laude from Saint Louis University, McCoppin earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia where she also pursued her dermatology residency.

"I liked a lot of areas of medicine but wasn't sure where I fit. I had this great mentor pushing me to try dermatology. I resisted because it didn't seem like a serious field," she said.

After assisting with skin cancer surgeries "I found it fit my personality. I'm a perfectionist. I really want to be the best at what I do. I like small, detail-oriented, hands-on work," she said.

She specializes in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery and has received advanced training in aesthetic procedures. "The cosmetic side fits in well with what I do. Sometimes the problem is sizeable and we create a result that is functional and pleasing," she said.

"Even just helping someone with serious eczema can be life-changing for them," she said.

Unlike with many kinds of surgery, few of McCoppin's patients go under anesthesia. "It's wonderful. We're talking the whole time. If it's emotional, we get emotional. If it's funny, we laugh," she said.

McCoppin knows from personal experience" I've had skin surgery so I know it can be scary. I have a scar on my face that patients don't notice it unless I point it out. It shows how we can create an appealing result," she said.

More than skin deep?
Beyond religious sunscreen application and an annual full-body skin exam by a dermatologist, there are treatments that help improve the appearance of skin. McCoppin has seen the ads for expensive anti-aging skin serums on TV.

"If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. You can use a retinol-based treatment. They are available over the counter but there is also a stronger, prescription retinol treatments available. These Night creams can really help by gently resurfacing the skin. If you use them every night you should see some pretty good results," McCoppin said.

McCoppin noted that there are exciting new skin cancer treatments in the research pipeline. "There are a lot of new advances in targeted chemotherapy for melanomas that cause fewer side effects for patients. I'm optimistic about what's coming up," she said.

Lake Loveland Dermatology
776 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland

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