Nuclear Leader David Blee, 66, Dies

USNIC (202) 332-8155

Statement By The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

Few have had David Blee's ability to navigate the corridors of Washington and consistently advance worthy goals as capably as he.”

— Hon. Bud Albright, USNIC Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) announced today that its founder and leader, president and chief executive officer, Mr. David Blee died suddenly this past weekend due to medical complications stemming from an adverse reaction to medication he was taking at the time.

For over 15 years since its founding and that of its predecessor organizations, David has been at the helm of USNIC and has been instrumental in guiding and leading industry efforts to win support for nuclear power in the U.S., and internationally. He was a tireless champion and was highly respected and admired by all for his efforts.

Hon. Bud Albright, the USNIC Chairman and former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, stated that "the loss of our friend and able leader, David, leaves our hearts hollow. He was a good man. Few have his ability to navigate the corridors of Washington and consistently advance worthy goals as capably as he. We shall miss him terribly, and as he would want, we shall continue to advance innovation, progress, and the application of advanced nuclear energy technology for the betterment of the world." Hon. Albright also reported that the USNIC board has met and has developed a plan to ensure USNIC's continuity and continued advocacy for the U.S. nuclear industry.

David's public service experience included his current appointment to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee and past appointments as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy – and as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Senator Connie Mack while Hon. Mack was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to founding USNIC and its predecessors, David Blee was an Executive Vice President for NAC International, a U.S.-based energy services and technology company, where he directed the company's Worldwide Consulting Group and Marketing & Business Development portfolios. Mr. Blee was previously a Senior Vice President for the strategic communications firm Robinson, Lake, Lerer and Montgomery.

The son of a Central Intelligence Agency officer who headed divisions in India and the former Soviet Union, David was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and lived 11 of his first 14 years overseas, including six years in India. He graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with a degree in economics but was soon drawn to politics and public service. David held numerous positions in government and industry over a career spanned several decades but as USNIC's leader he came to focus on efforts to revitalize the nuclear power industry. USNIC plays a key role in many facets of nuclear technology and commerce, and he was widely known as the industry's chief advocate and promoter inside and outside the halls of government.

In addition to his responsibilities as a nuclear industry leader, David was an avid horse racing industry enthusiast and a dedicated and loving husband and father. David Blee died on December 29, 2019 in Kentucky and was 66 years old. David is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and three children – Cooper, Elizabeth and Augustus Blee; brothers Richard, John and Robert and twin sister Elizabeth.

The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over 80 companies USNIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers and service.

Caleb Ward
United States Nuclear Industry Council
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Munfarid’s VRXOne Program Sets Sail for New Destinations

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

VRXOne experiencing network growth for Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Program.

Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education”

— Dr. Sana Farid ( CEO & Co-Founder ) Munfarid – Mulhimat – VRXOne

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — VRXONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE HOTTEST IMMERSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

VRXOne is a state-of-the-art Immersive Education Program created by Munfarid, an innovation firm specializing in Artificial Intelligence (Ai), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). This program targets K-12, higher education, non-formal education, and even special education requirements.
The primary objective is to facilitate training, learning, and skill development across various industries. Immersive education includes the incorporation of immersive and creative technologies to impart high-quality education – that adds real value in terms of increased engagement, enhanced knowledge retention, and eventually better results.
The prospect of cutting-edge, customizable solutions tailored for specific training environments is exceptionally efficient and effective. The onset of technology has its pros and cons. While access to specialized information has increased, distractions are on the rise too. VRXOne’s Immersive Education Program helps raise the bar on classroom learning and consequently brings back lost attention to classrooms.
The bottom line is that Immersive learning presents a medium that makes learning an enjoyable process, rather than a cumbersome one. The ingenious experiences help students understand intricate concepts easily and also promote the practical industry-level applications of theoretical knowledge.

SPECIFIC INSTANCES OF THE USEFULNESS OF IMMERSIVE LEARNING

1. BRINGING LESSONS TO LIFE WITH GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS

Google set out to make the impossible possible: Assimilate all the world's information and present it on a single platform. Google Expeditions is the result. This project successfully impacted the lives of over 8 million students.

Expeditions aid teachers teach better by spiking curiosity in students about lessons that are otherwise perceived as boring.

The ambition is to leverage this groundwork that Google has laid for the future of education. The aim is to make Google Expedition accessible to millions of students by providing a comprehensive program in classrooms. And has successfully reached the dream figure of 1,000,000 VR expeditions for students in the Middle East.

“VRXOne equips learning with the scorching power of VRAR and rich in value content curated by the leading scholars.”

As VRXOne is the official Google Expeditions partner (in the regions of the Middle East, Africa, and the Sub Continent), this premium and copyrighted content that Google offers is now provided as a first-hand experience to a myriad of schools. Another fascinating feature is the ability to create virtual field trips wherein students can get transported to all kinds of new locations for learning and exploration – be it the Himalayas or the coronary artery of the human heart.

2. TARGETING SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS: EVERYBODY DESERVES PREMIUM EDUCATION

Students with intellectual or cognitive disabilities often struggle with communication, focus, and concentration. Fortunately, Immersive Learning is here to turn the tables around.
VR helps create safe environments for students with special needs to improve instrumental motor and intellectual skills. This is the most noteworthy capability of Immersive Learning: Make education accessible to everybody willing to learn.

“The onset of Virtual Reality (VR) means that high-quality education is no longer a luxury that students with special needs can only crave after.”

All in all, VR helps special students to focus on individual abilities, strengths, and learning preferences that would be otherwise be hindered in the case of conventional educational systems. The result is a surge in self-confidence and self-esteem – both of which tend to take a hit when students feel bogged down by their disabilities.
Moreover, the happiness that these students feel thanks to the intervention of VR is just indescribable. What once seemed impossible is now very much possible through 4IR technology like Extended Reality.

3. SPACE VIRTUAL TRAVEL TO MARS ISN’T A DREAM ANYMORE

Well, Immersive Learning helps conduct VR Field Trips to Mars: Something that still seems surreal but is possible. This makes the study of space and astrophysics so much more exciting and engaging. VRXOne joined hands UAE schools to host virtual reality trips to Space, including the Red Planet.

“The giant red planet of Mars is suddenly within grasp, thanks to the virtual reality stardom”

Additionally, VRXOne is also prepping up the young minds of UAE to get up to speed with the covetous Mars Mission featuring the Hope Probe set to reach orbit in 2021.

4. FOSTERING STUDENTS FOR THE BUZZING EXPO 2020

The Expo 2020 is the grand stage for all different kinds of scintillating technology, and VRXOne aims to increase the exposure of Dubai students to connect better with millions of students worldwide.
Consequently, students will plan VR based journeys to better appreciate the essence of the massive technology extravaganza that Expo 2020 is all about.

IT’S TIME TO REACH OUT TO THE WORLD

VRXOne is aggressively expanding worldwide to help students and teachers harness the ground-breaking innovation of Immersive Learning.
The new target regions are interesting choices for a variety of reasons:

– India is home to the world’s third-largest education system and is a perfect platform to pitch the revolutionizing technology of Immersive Learning and popularize it.
– Egypt welcomes technological advancements into their schooling system. Interestingly, the demand for education is impressive due to the steady population growth. This country has regularly acknowledged education as the sole means of economic and social mobility. Additionally, the culture of embracing change and wanting to evolve will undoubtedly foster the sophisticated onset of Immersive Learning.
– Oman places high emphasis on accessibility to education as all three levels of school are free of charge. This realization of the essence of education will definitely welcome Immersive Learning to improve the teaching and learning efficiencies of schools.
– Pakistan’s constitution has a unique law that provides free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years. This nation is consistently endeavoring to achieve greater success in the education frontier. Spreading awareness about the potential of Immersive Learning could define a whole new perspective to education.

The underlying objective behind this expansion is subtle and crisp: Educate educators to improve the learning experience using immersive learning.

“The geographical expansion to other countries of the Middle East and prominent countries of Asia is bound to exponentially increase the popularity of XR in the field of education.”

This isn’t the first expansion opportunity that VRXOne has had.

Here’s Dr. Sana Farid on the expansion to Nigeria earlier this year: “Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education."

Nigeria faces an acute shortage of teaching workforce, and VRXOne looks to expand training and empowerment opportunities for the teachers in Nigeria.

IMMERSIVE LEARNING: A DISRUPTIVE EQUALIZER FOR EDUCATION

The benefits of Immersive Learning are immense, and the consequent impact on the education system is magnificent, not to mention making education accessible to slum schools and refugee schools.

Students are learning and assimilating complex concepts with ease. Moreover, when students combine their learning potential by connecting with other participants of Immersive Learning platforms, great value is added to everybody.

The future is here in the form of Immersive Education, and this is certainly a giant stride towards ensuring Education Equality.

If you are interested to explore the prospective franchisee or distributors opportunities in your region please send your inquiries at partners@munfarid.org

Hiba Farid
Munfarid
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The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020

The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020!

The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020!

Mixed Reality

Illustration : Healthcare Professionals immersed through Mixed Reality Technology

XR Technology

XR Technology with MagicLeap

3D Organon Anatomy Partner with Munfaird for Middle East

3D Organon Anatomy Partner with Munfaird for Middle East

Healium VR

Healium VR

The hurdle of healthcare accessibility is overcome with remote monitoring and telehealth, and catapulted further with the introduction of 5G.”

— Dr. Sana Farid – Pioneer X-Reality & Ai Strategist

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The definition of healthcare has long been restricted to providing for people after their sickness has been diagnosed. Of late, however, the focus has slowly been shifting towards prevention.

“It’s time to move from reactive sick-care to proactive healthcare by default.” Koen Kas, Healthcare Futurist.

This change in attitude has largely been fostered by technological advancements. Thanks to technology, healthcare experts now have access to previously unavailable data. This makes it possible to monitor patients remotely, fill patient charts faster and optimize diagnosis and treatment time-frames.

The HealthTech industry has grown very rapidly since 2015, and the number of venture-back HealthTech financings has grown by 25%.

HEALTHTECH IN 2020: WHAT’S AWAITING YOU

Technology can do exciting things for healthcare especially through Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
In the coming year, here are the top five trends in HealthTech to look forward to!

1. THE EVOLUTION OF IMMERSIVE LEARNING

Extended reality is no longer restricted to making video games and CGI for movies. Over the last twenty years, it has evolved vastly and helped develop learning and workplace training.
“Education has found a new dimension with AR/VR technology in the 21st century.”
In the healthcare industry, immersive tools help naïve as well as experienced healthcare practitioners improve their skills without any risk. Learning anatomy is simplified and doctors can perfect difficult procedures in a safe space.
“In 2020, the revenue for VR/AR for education is geared to increase to $300 million, rising to $700 million over the next five years,” suggest reports from Goldman Sachs.

2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THAT ENABLES EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS, PROCESS, AND SECURITY

Often, there is a big lag in disease diagnosis. Artificial intelligence has reduced this manifold through deep learning and image detection. This will allow doctors to spend time treating patients rather than handle automatable tasks.

”Over the last decade, AI has become more accurate in its diagnosis, being nearly as perfect as healthcare professionals.”

The healthcare industry deals with big data regularly. Processing this manually is difficult and time-consuming. When AI is used, large chunks of data are analyzed rapidly, speeding up processes.
AI can also help win over patients’ trust by improving data security. Many patients are reluctant to give information because they don’t know who can access it. AI can be used to increase data protection through firewalls, authentication, encryption and the prediction of unusual behavior.

3. TELEHEALTH: CONNECTING CARE PROVIDERS ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE

One of the challenges of healthcare is geographical accessibility. Urban residents can access healthcare easily, but people in rural and remote locations cannot.

“The hurdle of healthcare accessibility is overcome with remote monitoring and telehealth, and catapulted further with the introduction of 5G.”

Telehealth and home monitoring make it possible for healthcare practitioners to provide their services without having to meet the patient in person. Although not a holistic response, it can allow doctors to make recommendations and even submit prescription requests.

Augmenting this with AR and VR can bring the doctor’s room to patients’ homes. Thus, they can experience the comfort associated with being in the same physical space as their doctor without leaving their home.

The technological barriers here have been slow network speeds and demanding imaging tools. These congest the network and create a lag in communication that can potentially hurt outcomes.

“5G will hasten image transfer, reduce lag in video appointments, increase the reliability of real-time monitoring and provide rapid access to AI tools.”

With this, as 5G rolls out worldwide, it will make healthcare practitioners more accessible. Patients can look forward to faster diagnosis and treatment, while doctors can optimize their time and prepare for the patient even before arrival.

4. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN HEALTHCARE

Virtual reality has applications beyond education in healthcare. The imaging capacities of VR have been used innovatively in medical science.
Some patients cannot be sedated or anesthetized because of their age or health condition. For such patients, more and more hospitals are employing VR headsets. The headsets are fitted with immersive reality, which distracts patients from the pain.

“VR reduces anxiety for patients undergoing complex procedures, and makes the experience less frightening.”

In the coming year, we will see VR expanding to help patients deal with different physical and psychological pain.
Burn patients are very likely to benefit from VR, as their pain cannot be mitigated easily medically. Using immersive reality games such as SnowWorld can help distract them, leading to a 50% reduction in their perception of pain.

Patients of PTSD and phobias often find it difficult to cope with situations in daily life. VR helps with exposure therapy to these triggering stimuli, which hastens the recovery process. Slow exposure has also been found to minimize phobia.

5. GENOMIC ADVANCEMENTS THAT HELP COMPREHEND GENETIC INTRICACIES SWIFTLY & ACCURATELY

Studying genes and their components can be very tricky, as they are difficult to visualize. Not being able to interact with complex data visually slows pattern recognition in the brain.

Genomics is particularly important because it helps detect genetic disorders early. Diseases like thalassemia are linked to genetics, and early detection helps improve the quality of life for patients.

Dr. Maryam Matar from the UAE Genetics Association asserts the role of technology here, saying, “Genetic testing and newer technologies provide an opportunity to understand our genes better and allow us to take action to help subside those genes by following a healthy lifestyle, sleep and exercise pattern.”
VR and AR are helping researchers view these complex structures in a 3D format. With even simple tools such as headsets, they can interact with their data in a new form.

“With VR, you can walk through the genes, examining them part-by-part and detecting interactions.”

AR takes this a step further by projecting these images, allowing multiple people to access this information at once.

THE GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHTECH

On a global level, these emerging trends have prompted large organizations to focus on technology. Several healthtech events are being organized worldwide, to bring together experts and encourage innovation. The largest health conference in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, Arab Health, is making the tech revolution the focus for its 2020 event.

With its immersive solutions partner, Munfarid, the conference will bring Futuristic Healthcare experiences in Training, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Wellness programs to its attendees. Through initiatives such as #VRforGood and #VRforImpact, these organizations aspire to help the elderly with chronic illnesses and are spreading happiness through improved quality of life for people all around the world.

IN A NUTSHELL

Technology has been the driving force behind innovation in healthcare and will continue to be so over the coming years. It has made procedures safer, more reliable and optimal.
Through recent advances in AR and VR, patients and practitioners can look forward to a brighter, healthier, and happier 2020!

Hiba Farid
Munfarid
+971 4 343 4215
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HFI-U Recommends Custodial Management Software for Creating Healthy Learning Spaces

SuperACE Custodial Management Software Makes the Complicated Simple.

SuperACE Custodial Management Software Makes the Complicated Simple.

SuperACE (Supervisor's Assistant Custodial Expert) Software is Used by 20% of California Public Schools.

SuperACE (Supervisor’s Assistant Custodial Expert) Software is Used by 20% of California Public Schools.

Management and Communication Consultants (MC2) Developed SuperACE Software Based on its Experience at More Than 800 School Districts.

Management and Communication Consultants (MC2) Developed SuperACE Software Based on its Experience at More Than 800 School Districts.

Using the right custodial management software positively affects health, safety, and sustainability.

Knowledge is power, and the right software empowers custodial departments to make good decisions”

— Allen Rathey, HFI-U

NAMPA, ID, US, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Healthy Facilities Institute University (HFI-U) is advising schools and colleges to utilize Custodial Management (CM) software to plan, manage, improve, and forecast activities in a system approach to help custodians ensure the cleanliness, safety, and health of learning environments.

“Custodial software should be powerful enough to integrate, apply, and track an enormous amount of data,” noted Allen Rathey, principal of HFI-U. “Knowledge is power, and the right software empowers custodial departments to make good decisions.”

One example is SuperACE (Supervisor's Assistant Custodial Expert)―used by 20% of California public schools―that enables setting up, continually improving, and managing the custodial department.

SuperACE―developed by Management and Communication Consultants (MC2)―includes more than 100 customizable cleaning and quality assurance benchmarks, safety guidelines, backup reminders, more than 50 reports, and robust functions including the ability to:

1. Plan, Schedule, Dispatch, Measure, Improve, and Report
2. Quantify Impact of “What-if” Scenarios: Changing Cleaning Methods, Frequencies, Labor Rates, Cleanable Areas such as Portable Buildings, etc.
3. Test Alternative Cleaning Procedures
4. Track and Pursue Green Seal, LEED, ISO Certification (certification requirements, such as documenting a floor care program)
5. Determine and Track “Best Practices”
6. Generate a Comprehensive Cleaning Manual
7. Compile and Print Custom Cleaning Advice
8. Create Engineered Cleaning Routes (Zone, “Team”) with Work Hours and Labor Costs
9. Evaluate Custodial Staffing, Reallocation, or Reduction
10. Individually, Globally Change Tasks and Frequencies
11. Publish Cleaning Schedules for “Route Books” or Posting in Classrooms, Other Areas
12. Create Inspection Checklists (Sample Inspection Guidelines Included) and Setup/Put Away, and Pre/Post-Event Checklists
13. Conduct On-site Inspections with a Mobile Device
14. Track One-Time Jobs, Costs, & Reimbursements via a “Mini Work Order” System
15. Track Equipment and Repair Costs
16. Track Vendors and Purchases of Supplies and Equipment
17. Manage an Inventory System to Track Vendors and Supplies
18. Track Employee Inspections and Activities with ‘Speed-Add’ Feature
19. Browse Room Cleaning – By Site, Room, Route
20. Create and Manage Room “Master Info Forms”
21. Provide Cloud-based Hosting
22. Work on All Systems: PC, Tablet/iPad, SmartPhone
23. Provide Longer Lasting, Cleaner, Safer, More Sanitary Buildings at Reduced Cost
24. Clean Safer and Smarter, Not Harder.

“SuperACE does more than help with the mechanics of managing custodians,” noted Perry Shimanoff, software co-developer and principal of MC2. “By freeing up supervisors from data management, it assists them to focus on staff development, improving levels of service, correcting problem areas, and much more.”

Disclaimer: While HFI-U does not endorse products, it assists the facilities community by calling attention to innovation that positively affects health, safety, and sustainability.

Allen Rathey
HFI University (HFI-U)
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The round-the-world expedition Meridian will pursue the global goals in African uncharted countries, Antarctica and more

Meridian Expedition Global Goals Route Africa Antarctica Americas Arctic Europe

Meridian Expedition Route

The Meridian Expedition Logo

The round-the-world expedition Meridian will show sustainability development and environment situation in uncharted countries pursuing the global goals 2030

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In January 2020 four-year round-the-world ethnographic expedition "Meridian" will start in Africa, going vertically – along the meridian via polar regions, promoting global goals, local sustainable development projects and informing about environment situation.

An Meridian expedition will highlight not only activists, but specialists, scientists and students already implementing projects in the field of sustainable development in different countries (waste processing and secondary raw materials, clean water, transport infrastructure, access to medical services, economic inequality, climate change). A team of three will explore countries along the meridian (between 0° -30° and 90° -60°) through Africa, Antarctica, South, Central, North America, the Arctic and Europe – a total of 38 countries. In order to ensure a detailed, thorough and accurate account of the expedition it is necessary to spend a minimum of one month in each country. The approximate duration of the entire expedition is estimated to be 4 years.
One of the outstanding features of such an itinerary is the opportunity to visit the polar regions – Antarctica and the Arctic, to highlight the activities of scientific researchers there.

The work of universities, scientific communities and researchers, enterprises and projects in the field of sustainable development of different countries –
the Meridian Expedition will show you that the world is actively developing and that the global processes of change are already happening everywhere, in all corners of the world, breaking the stereotypes about the division of countries into “developing "and" developed".

Through contact with local populations, the Meridian Expedition intends to be an “eye-opener” for those who want to see a country's true colours. The destinations will range from capitals and large cities to increasingly rural towns to paint a complete picture. Every country has an unique image and the expedition will share them to build knowledge, dissolve stereotypes, and inspire compassion though portrayal of the development and the clever enthusiasts.

The basic concepts of the expedition: a minimum use of air travel, active use of public transport; exploration of distant, non-tourist regions; refraining from politics, both local and global; creation of media materials that can be afterwards used for educational purposes in different countries.
In addition to popularizing science in general, the expedition seeks to establish and deepen the dialogue between scientific communities, universities, students and teachers of different countries.
The expedition will be conducted in collaboration with Danish and Canadian companies in the field of sustainable development, information and analytical support of African universities as well as support from international polar researchers.

The expedition starts in January 2020 in Algeria. The first year of the expedition will be held in Africa. The intended route along the continent is Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa.

Website: themeridianexpedition.com

Expedition members:
Mr. Vasily Ryabov – retired Russian diplomat
Ms. Alina Titova-Nielsen – Danish international ecologist
Mr. Yuri Gorlyshev – technical expert

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3 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Boy Scouts According to Patrick Swindale

Patrick Swindale

LAKEWOOD, WA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For over a century, the Boy Scouts has been an integral part of many young men’s lives. More than an extracurricular activity or hobby, it can be a life-changing experience that impacts kids and teens well after their Scouting days have passed. From Cub Scouts to Eagle, boys become men as they progress through the ranks, and many graduate with a hearty sense of self-confidence and civic duty. Patrick Swindale is one exemplary example of the positive impact the Boy Scouts can have on a young man’s personal growth and character development. Here, he explains three reasons to consider enrolling your child in Scouts.

3 Benefits of Boy Scouts

Develops Good Citizens
The Boy Scouts are a community-oriented organization with faith-based principles. Many of the lessons boys learn, Patrick Swindale explained, are aimed at making them good citizens of their community and the world. This includes teaching participants how to make ethical decisions and to behave respectfully toward other people and the earth. Community service projects are a key part of the Boy Scouts experience and participants often take part in various events, from volunteering at soup kitchens to picking up litter.

Life Skills
The Boy Scouts also provide an array of life skills Scouts can use well after they’ve earned their final patches. This includes basic outdoor skills, such as how to pitch a tent, start a campfire, and fish, as well as first aid. Scouts also learn the importance of independence as well as teamwork and how to get along with others. In addition, they’ll develop leadership skills and confidence.

Goal Orientation
Scouts earn patches and badges through achieving certain goals, whether it’s learning a new skill or completing a project. The same principle is applied to how children progress through the ranks from Cub to Eagle. These processes help Scouts learn to set and achieve goals. Boys also learn how to overcome challenges on the way to success. This is another skill they can use for life.

More on Patrick Swindale

Patrick Swindale works full-time as an engineer at HMS Global Maritime, Inc. and maintains a 4.0 grade-point average at the Loeb School for International Business at Maine Maritime Academy where he is studying for his Masters of Science in International Logistics Management. When Patrick Swindale is not at work or in class, he spends time with his family and takes his autistic brother, of whom he is a legal guardian, to the gym or hiking five days a week.

An Eagle Scout and former assistant Scoutmaster, Patrick Swindale is community-minded and spends his remaining hours giving back. He assists with his old Scout group and local charity efforts and has participated in St. John Bosco Youth Group and Knights of Columbus and is a regular speaker at his church. In college, he was also involved in Kappa Sigma and Alpha Phi Sigma.

“I carry myself with passion for whatever job I'm committed to,” Patrick Swindale said.

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EZ Mold Inspections of Murrieta-Temecula Area Now Serves Escondido with Mold Inspections and Testing

Mold Inspection and Asbestos Testing Company in Murrieta, CA

Mold Inspection and Asbestos Testing Company in Murrieta, CA

EZ Mold Inspections offers mold inspections and testing in Escondido, CA. The Murrieta company also serves Oceanside and Carlsbad in San Diego County.

We are excited to bring honest mold inspections to Escondido, CA. We look forward to serving Escondido with integrity, excellence, and superior customer service.”

— Robert Armstrong

ESCONDIDO, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — EZ Mold Inspections adds Escondido, CA to its service area as the company expands its services in San Diego County. The company provides mold inspections and mold testing in Escondido. Based in the Murrieta-Temecula area, the company now serves three cities in San Diego County including Oceanside, Carlsbad and Escondido.

EZ Mold Inspections helps homeowners, home buyers, renters, landlords and property managers in Escondido. As an independent, third party, the company only offers inspection and testing services and does not offer removal or remediation services. As a result, the company has no conflicts of interest, and clients gain peace of mind and know they will receive truthful, honest answers to determine whether their Escondido home has a mold problem.

Robert Armstrong is the founder and principal mold inspector at EZ Mold Inspections. He brings deep knowledge, expertise and insights through more than two decades of experience in real estate and mold inspections in Southern California.

"We are excited to bring honest mold inspections to Escondido, CA," stated Robert Armstrong, owner and principal inspector at EZ Mold Inspections. "We look forward to serving Escondido with integrity, excellence, and superior customer service."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold can cause a number of health effects including: stuffy nose, coughing or wheezing, sore throat, and even burning eyes or skin rash. The CDC warns "people with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold."

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states if you have a mold problem, you need to clean up the mold and fix the source of moisture to prevent mold growth. If you cannot locate the mold or the source of moisture, you may need a mold inspection to help you determine where the mold problem is located on your Escondido home.

Escondido residents can rely on EZ Mold Inspections for trustworthy mold inspections and testing. Along with his expertise, Mr. Armstrong brings tremendous value to his customers because he understands and can properly interpret mold testing results while other mold inspectors cannot. In addition, Mr. Armstrong is known for his genuine care for his customers, honest answers, and ethical business practices.

For more information, visit the EZ Mold Inspections website at https://www.ezmoldinspections.com

Contact Info:
Contact Person: Robert Armstrong
Organization: EZ Mold Inspections
Address: 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 107-196, Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (951) 401-0565

About EZ Mold Inspections
Located in Murrieta, EZ Mold Inspections provides mold inspections and asbestos testing services and serves communities in San Diego and Riverside Counties. The company specializes in residential properties including single family homes, town houses, condos and apartments buildings. The company was established by Robert Armstrong who has more than two decades of experience as a real estate and mold inspector in Southern California.

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Major Grant will allow Hurricane Michael-damaged Group Camp at St. Andrews State Park to be restored

Florida State Parks Foundation grant will allow hurricane-damaged group camp to be restored and improved

The camp is important to provide youth, many of whom are increasingly removed from the natural environment, the opportunity to camp overnight in the wild outdoors of Florida.”

— Julia Gill Woodward

TALLAHASSEE, FL, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation announced today that a major grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation will allow the primitive group camp at St. Andrews State Park to be restored and improved.

Over the years, the camp has served hundreds of organized youth groups, many from local communities, but it was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Hundreds of trees were lost along with many of the facilities needed to support important recreational activities.

Thanks to the $60,000 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation, the camp will be restored, and major improvements made. These will include a new activities pavilion as most of the shade trees were destroyed, picnic tables, grills, safety lighting, access improvements, improvements to the restroom, and rebuilding the fire circle. The improvements will allow for longer stays and better experiences for Group Campers.

“The camp is important to provide youth, many of whom are increasingly removed from the natural environment, the opportunity to camp overnight in the wild outdoors of Florida, to connect with nature and to build lasting relationships with their friends and the environment”, said Julia Gill Woodward, CEO of Florida State Park Foundation.

While at the camp, youth participate in swimming, fishing, hiking, nature observation and many additional resource-based recreational activities. For many of these children it is the first time they have slept outdoors under the stars, she added.

We are very pleased to assist with enhancing this educational venue within St. Andrews State Park, said April Wilkes, Executive Director of St. Joe Community Foundation, it is sure to be another one of the great little hidden gems to experience within the park for both locals and tourists to enjoy.

St. Andrews State Park offers remarkable resource-based public outdoor recreation opportunities unique to its location at the confluence of St. Andrew Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Last year it had over 650,000 visitors.

The Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help sustain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, local Friends groups and more than 20,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy.

The volunteer Board of Directors represent private and public sectors as well as local and statewide interests.

Julia Gill Woodward
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HFI-U Issues Brief: How to Reach Your Green Stretch Goals in Floor Care

75% Water Savings by Effectively Stretching Resources

75% Water Savings by Effectively Stretching Resources

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

AutoVac Stretch Conserves Water, Improves Results and Productivity

AutoVac Stretch Conserves Water, Improves Results and Productivity

Innovative floorcare equipment now makes water conservation easy, while reducing costs, and improving outcomes.

The compact system has a mop-bucket footprint featuring a unique water-saving, recovery method of cleaning”

— Allen Rathey, HFI-U

NAMPA, ID, US, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As sustainability needs grow, a new form of floor care offers a viable, cost-effective method to lower water consumption, labor, and chemical use, while improving outcomes and extending the reach of constrained budgets.

It is appropriately called “Stretch” (i.e., "AutoVac Stretch") and, as the name implies, it enables more—and better—cleaning through use of an innovative platform that optimizes floor care through its 10-gallon solution delivery, recovery, filtration, and reuse method; in a classic application of the Recycle, Reduce, Reuse green cycle.

How It Works:

The compact system has a mop-bucket footprint featuring a unique water-saving, recovery method of cleaning that:

1. Recycles by dispensing solution to the floor to start the solution recovery and cleaning cycle; a
single-fill process that yields a 75% water reduction.
2. Reduces solution used through vacuum-recovery, cleaning, filtering, and reapplication of filtered
solution.
3. Reuses restored solution that retains excellent soil-removal ability and enables a 66% chemical
reduction while comparison tests show 99.8% removal of soil (AutoVac Stretch) vs. 99.4% (Auto
Scrubber) vs. 50.9% (Microfiber Mop) (Field Tests, John Richter/Miami University).

Stretch the Cleaning Budget

With 10 gallons capacity, Stretch = cleaning 25,000 sf per hour (equal to a 50-gallon auto scrubber): i.e., auto scrubbers clean 500 sf per gal of solution (Field Tests, Manufacturers), whereas “Stretch” cleans 2500 sf per gallon of solution (Field Tests, John Richter/Miami University).

Other Benefits

A. 1/3rd the cost of an equivalent auto scrubber.
B. Labor-saving; better and faster than mopping.
C. Lower cost of ownership: simple design, very little to malfunction or repair.
D. Fits with LEED-compliance goals; water-saving, healthier outcomes than mopping.
E. As it vacuums, it can eliminate pre-sweeping, and removes grit from floors improving floor gloss by 25%.

Disclaimer: While HFI-U does not endorse products, it assists the facilities community by calling attention to innovation that positively affects health, safety, and sustainability.

Allen Rathey
HFI University (HFI-U)
+1 208-724-1508
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500" UltraSharp Mobile TV-Glasses from iGlass USA inc will be demostrated at CES 2020

TV-Glasses from iGlass USA inc

TV-Glasses from iGlass USA inc

iGlass USA inc, a startup in Silicon Valley, announces it completed the development of a new 500-inch UltraSharp Mobile TV glasses and will demonstrate at CES.

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — iGlass USA inc, an advanced technology company in Silicon Valley, announces it completed the development of a new 500" Ultrasharp Mobile TV-Glasses, which are designed to be a standalone device targeting TV replacement, Projector replacement and theater Replacement, and other media consumption related applications.

TV-Glasses Specifications:
• Hybrid, opaque in front, open on the side, similar to TV watching setting
• 3840x 1080 resolution (4k)
• 500" screen size (90deg diagonal)
• 150g
• All-in-one device, USB cable connection to external power bank

TV-Glasses Key Features:
• UltraSharp image clarity, comparable with luxurious laser projector's visual quality
• Semi-immersive theater experience with surrounding awareness, open and safe
• Portable, light-weight, comfortable to wear for up to 6 hours
• Private, only the wearer can see the big screen, no light-pollution to others
• Works with current 2D/3D content, no device specific content per-processing necessary
• 5G ready, online streaming YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video in Big Screen
• Virtual screen at 5 meters away, with eye relaxation and vision protection
• Ultra high image quality yet affordable

TV-Glasses Experience Advantages
• Openness: semi-immersive, allows surrounding awareness, open and safe
• No motion-sickness: open AR screen architecture ensures motion-sickness free
• Comfortable: zero pressure on nose and face, even little kids can wear it for long periods of time
• Compatibility: fit daily prescription glasses underneath easily, no habit change
• Simple plug and play: easy to use, suitable for novice users to engage casually

TV-Glasses Typical User Cases
• LCD TV, Laser Projector screen, Theater screen, and IMAX screen replacement
• Mobile BIG SCREEN for Gaming Console like Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation
• Mobile Entertainment in College Dorm, or on Airplane, High-speed rail, and passenger seats of car
• Portable and private BIG SCREEN Multi-monitor for PC, laptop, and Tablet
• Visual impairment enhancement, Education and Medical Application, Industry Application, and many others…

About iGlass USA inc:
iGlass USA inc is a leading Silicon Valley display technology company providing innovative BIG-Screen-Size, Small-Form-Factor, Light-Weight AR/XR glasses, with laser projector type of UltraSharp visual quality, at affordable consumer price.

Its 300-inch Mobile AR screen and 500-inch Mobile TV-Glasses provides Mobile Big Screen for smart phones, gaming consoles, works as Monitor screen, LCD TV, Laser TV and Movie Theater screen replacement, provides theater experience at home or in college dorm, on airplane, train, bus, and car, and works as hardware platform for all kinds of AR related vertical applications.

Business Model: B to B to C

iGlass USA inc currently focus on corporation with business partners, i.e., Mobile Phone Giant, Consumer Electronics Giant, Gaming Company, Airlines, Electrical Car Companies, etc., on bringing iGlass ultra-high-image-quality big screen core tech to massive consumer market.

Revenue sources: NRE + License fee

美国 iGlass 公司中文简介:
美国 iGlass 公司是一家位于美国硅谷的业界领先的下一代移动大屏显示方案公司。该公司致力于推广iGlass 5G时代基于全新一代自由曲面的半沉浸式超清晰移动大屏显示方案,把移动AR大屏和头戴式个人大屏电视产品普及,推向巨量的消费级市场。

iGlass 公司目前的核心产品是针对普通消费者的极高性价比超高显示质量(能匹配4K,及将来8K等高清光源) 300寸移动AR大屏,和类似激光投影效果超清晰500寸头戴移动大电视。

作为可以比拟上万元激光投影电视效果的下一代超高清移动大屏显示方案,iGlass的主要使用场景包括:
1)给5G手机终端提供看电影,玩游戏和移动办公多显示器大屏, 显著提升手机终端用户的体验,拓展手机终端的使用场景;

2)推动基于5G宽带和家庭WiFi无缝链接,提供家庭个人电视、投影仪、电影需求的超高清移动大屏的部分替代和使用场景补全;

3)基于5G宽带网,推动AR眼镜在飞机,高铁,大巴等城际交通载具中的集成应用,提升旅客旅途中的半沉浸式超清晰移动大屏娱乐体验。 在完全保护隐私的同时,开放式可感知环境;

4)推动基于5G宽带和自动驾驶电动汽车的结合,实现为自动驾驶电动车提供旅途中的乘客位和第二排开放式可感知环境的眼前大屏娱乐;
5)基于5G宽带网,推动半沉浸式大屏类产品在大学生宿舍,教育等广泛使用场景中普及;
6)未来用上更高清的8K屏后,给电脑、笔记本、平板电脑、手机等计算平台提供可移动并保护隐私的个人高质量移动大屏显示器。

iGlass公司产品具有如下三个特征: 超高成像质量300英寸大屏幕移动显示方案全球领先,产品定位精准,市场需求巨大。

iGlass 半沉浸式/开放式大屏显示方案主要用于两大类应用方向:
1) 半沉浸式:C端的半沉浸移动大屏用于直播、OTA等5G类流媒体应用,作为现有不可移动电视大屏在卧室内、车上等使用场景补全。以及给手机提供第二大屏,给飞机、高铁、汽车等空间有限的载具提供半沉浸式娱乐大屏等。半沉浸式头显如果用于游戏类应用,场景主要是手游、益智类等轻娱乐游戏场景,而不是需要全身心投入的重度游戏场景;

2)开放式(AR类,沉浸感更低):B端的需要看到环境的教育、医疗康复等开放式高附加值应用。

对这两大应用方向来说,类似近视眼镜(<30克)那样的极限的轻小并不是刚需。足够小足够轻,不压鼻子不压脸,兼容用户自己的近视眼镜,使用门槛低,能长时间舒适使用更重要。可负担性和可以与激光投影大屏电视竞争的超高显示质量是上面两大应用最内核的诉求,这也是iGlass 的核心竞争力和解决的主要市场痛点。

iGlass关注于可负担的超高显示质量高体验移动大屏核心技术本身,及各种大屏相关的直接应用。个人头戴式大电视是iGlass的第一大应用,AR VR只是iGlass开放式/半沉浸式移动大屏技术的一个应用方向。


商业模式: B to B to C
iGlass 方案和产品本质特征是既To B又To C,我们当前的落地重心是和B端C端的如手机大厂,家电巨头,游戏公司,航空公司,高铁,新能源车厂等联合推iGlass基础型号的各种变种。利润来源是NRE和销售分成。

Sam Yua
iGlass USA inc
+1 510-299-8001
email us here

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