Out of a City under Curfew in a “State of Disaster” Comes a new Optimism

The Melbourne (Australia) based The Centre for Optimism today launched its new logo fostering optimism in 54 countries where its members live and work.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, August 5, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Melbourne (Australia) based global optimism think-tank The Centre for Optimism today launched its new logo fostering optimism in 54 countries where its members live and work.

The company’s Melbourne shopfront closed in the midst of a COVID-19 curfew and a government-declared “state of disaster”, but its 2020 online growth has spread to 54 countries empowering individuals and communities to foster and spread infectious optimism: The people’s voice and positive leadership rather than finger-wagging edicts.

The Centre promotes realistic and infectious optimism asking people to ask themselves and ask others “What makes you optimistic?

The concept has already been adopted by the Australian inland city of Bendigo with its Voices of Optimism. “The city’s approach is a beacon of optimism in a fog of pessimism,” says The Centre for Optimism Founder and CEO Victor Perton.

The Centre’s “Post-COVID Better Normal” research and publications are aimed at supporting people and the community embrace the positive changes arising from lockdowns and curfews to move from ‘pessimistic’ messages to ‘optimistic’ messages to help the nation and communities embrace innovation and new ways of thinking.

“At its simplest, optimism is an expectation that good things will happen and that things will work out in the end.

"Global health research shows optimism as a key predictor of healthy old age and recovery from illness."

"Optimism adopted in people’s thinking, government and business leadership can have a dramatic effect on people’s lives and policy outcomes.”

Mr. Perton said with the community’s spirits down in a second lockdown and an extreme curfew, there’s no important time for people to ask themselves and those they love what makes them optimistic.

“For most people things will work out in the end and are adopting new styles of work and home-life leading to a better tomorrow. The need to remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “A great way to look for that light at the end of the tunnel is to visualise your future. Our Better Normal Project has involved people from 22 countries, attracted support from global media outlets and is now being adopted by global brands like Coca Cola.

“For those sick with COVID19 and those grieving loved ones, we need to wrap ourselves around them as a loving compassionate community. Optimism is the underpinning of resilience and we need to foster it throughout the community."

Chair of The Centre for Optimism, crisis-communications expert and former national and state press gallery journalist, Robert Masters said leaders and communication people need to ‘rethink’ their approach to community messages and adopt some of the proven elements of physiological research the change people’s attitudes and behaviours.

About the New Logo

The Circle Represents the Sun: The circle is the great and universal symbol of the 'Higher Self'. The central source of Light and Life. The rising Sun underpins life, hope and joy.

The Starburst represents the sun rising to a higher position of transcendence. The 'beginning of good things' or 'victory'. A symbol of the beginning of a new day and cycle of life. The 12-Pointed Sunburst Symbol is one of the most ancient symbols and represents the Higher Self and the source of Light and Life. It is symbolic of Power, Energy, Strength, Clarity, Harmony and encourages Creativity.

The Colours

Orange represents Optimism, Creativity, Adventure, Enthusiasm, Charisma, Attraction, Success, and Balance. Energy, Vitality, Cheerful, Excitement, Warmth, Playfulness, Fun, Happiness and Good Health. Orange generates a sense of adventure, inspiring and creating enthusiasm. Orange is also the colour of happiness, youth and trust.

Yellow is the colour of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful. In colour psychology, yellow represents Joy, Cheerful, Happiness, Intellect, and Energy. Producing a warming effect, yellow arouses cheerfulness and stimulates the imagination.

The new logo was designed by Wayne Larkin, Creative and Managing Director of the Visual Design Group who said “The Centre for Optimism is the most critical leadership imperative in our time. Being Optimistic is the NEW REVOLUTION in Change Management for success and transform in organisations for the 21 Century.

“Every institution in this world today is now facing profound, turbulent, unpredictable change."

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Saquon Barkley, NFL Star Running Back, Makes Repeat Appearance on NFL Top 100 list

The annual NFL Top 100 countdown placed Barkley at No. 31 overall.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Saquon Barkley, Penn State star, has rapidly developed into one of the most influential players in the NFL. He recently made a repeat appearance on a top-100 list compiled by professional peers and released on the NFL Network this week. The annual NFL Top 100 countdown placed Barkley at No. 31 overall. It is a bit of a slip from No. 16 last summer with a reasonably responsible medical setback for that result.

"Barkley swiftly dodged excuses like an incoming linebacker, but it was clear he wasn’t right for much of the season," reads the NFL Network. "He returned three weeks after suffering an ankle sprain in Week 3 that was expected to keep him out up to eight weeks."

Barkley ranks fifth in the running backs, behind Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers; No. 6), Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans; No. 10), Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings; No. 21), and Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys; No. 24).

"It took a 92-yard effort in Week 17 to get him to 1,003 on the year, but, in doing so, he became the first Giants RB to begin his career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons," the NFL Network continued. "An offseason of rest and rehab should result in the ever-competitive Barkley resembling his monstrous rookie form in no time."

Barkley, who was named to the All-Decade Team of the Big Ten Network earlier this month, ranks already sixth in the history of the Giants, one dating back to 1925, with 11 100-yard rushing attempts. Last fall, he set a Giants record with 279 yards of scrimmage (189 rushing and 90 receiving) in an overtime victory over the Redskins in Week 16. No NFL player had generated more scrimmage yards last season in a single game. He managed 1,441 yards, 438 as receiver, through 269 touches during a 4-12 campaign in which no other New York player exceeded 800 total yards.

The 2018 NFL Draft No. 2 overall pick, Barkley received the season's Rookie of the Year honors at the end of the season. He scored 15 touchdowns and became just the third player to reach 2,000 all-purpose yards (2,028) in NFL history. Barkley set school records for total touchdowns (53) and all-purpose yards (5.538) over three seasons at Penn State, shining as a runner, receiver and kick-returner on the way to All-American honors. Barkley is the highest draft selection to come out of Penn State since 2000, when the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins respectively drafted the defensive lineman Courtney Brown and the safety LaVar Arrington first and second overall.

Barkley, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin (No. 38) and Chicago Bears receiver Allen Robinson (No. 93), was one of three former NFL 100 Penn State stars. The list was led by 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback.

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PR Expert: Why Ellen DeGeneres Will Likely Survive Her Reputation Crisis – Interviews Available With PR Expert

Why Ellen DeGeneres Will Likely Survive Her Reputation Crisis – Interviews Available With PR Expert

If any audio or video emerges of Ellen acting harshly in the way that some of her show staffers have described, that could be very damaging to her personal brand.”

— Ryan McCormick, Managing Partner at Goldman McCormick PR

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to Yahoo! Entertainment, "Ellen DeGeneres’s reputation as the perpetually sunny, rug-cutting host of daytime TV hit "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been shifting for a few years. Her employees’ claims last month that her set is a “toxic work environment,” with workers subjected to racism, sexual harassment and intimidation, as well as a subsequent internal investigation by Warner Bros. are only the latest developments."

Will Ellen's reputation and career survive this storm?

Ryan McCormick, Reputation Management Expert & a Managing Partner of Goldman McCormick PR (www.goldmanmccormick.com) is available for interviews and analysis.

Ryan McCormick says:

Ellen will likely survive this crisis. She has been accused of being mean and having a toxic workplace. This isn't enough to shock and outrage the American public in 2020. As of right now, these accusations don't carry the sticking power to reverse (let alone put a significant dent) the goodwill built up over the years to Ellen's brand.

Many American's today are not the kind, contentious people that they think are. A 2019 poll conducted by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service found that 70% of Americans think that a civil war is imminent. A 2018 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that 80% of Americans feel the nation is divided. We see constant reports of citizens fighting with each other over politics or anything for that matter. As of today, "not being nice" isn't the abnormality, it is the norm.

Ellen may very well lose some of her fan-base however, she has close to 80 million twitter followers and that is powerful.

Here my two predictions about how things will play out:

1. If parent company WarnerMedia's investigation into Ellen's show reveals concrete evidence of sexual misconduct and other vile behavior at the workplace, we can expect several senior level employees to be publicly fired. We can expect Ellen to make a tearful public apology (likely with her remaining show staff behind her as this happens) and pledge a series of reforms. I wouldn't be surprised if future employee are going to have to sign the strictest NDA imaginable. "Ellen" will go on. As Americans have a very short memory (and even shorter attention span), they will have forgotten about this in the near future.

2. If parent company WarnerMedia's investigation reveals concrete evidence that Ellen DeGeneres was fully aware of the sexual misconduct and other vile behavior happening at her show, it's game over. I would imagine that Ellen would quietly "retire" and after enough time had passed, would start a new show (likely on a streaming service).

Bonus Prediction: If any audio or video emerges of Ellen acting harshly in the way that some of her show staffers have described, that could be very damaging to her personal brand.

CITATION: Poll: Almost 70% Of Americans Believe Civil War Is Imminent

https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/23/georgetown-u-poll-americans-civil-war/

CITATION: NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/americans-are-divided-over-everything-except-division-n922511

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Western Sports Foundation Announces New Additions to the Board of Directors

We look forward to benefiting from the skills, expertise and experience both Devon and Cort bring to our Board.”

— Mark Dobosz

PUEBLO, CO, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Western Sports Foundation (WSF), the first program to provide a full range of health and wellness resources for all athletes in western sports, has elected two new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the national board are:

Devon Gleason

Devon is an entertainment, technology and media professional residing in Denver, Colorado. He currently works with brands to build top-notch experiential marketing partnerships at Motiv Group, a rapidly growing media, event, and entertainment company in the active lifestyle space.

Prior to Motiv Group Devon worked within the digital department at WME (now Endeavor), one of the world's premiere talent agencies. Before that he helped jump start Pana, a Colorado-based company focused on providing mobile travel concierge services, where he played an active role in raising seed funding, building a strong brand identity, and securing initial clients.

Cort Richards

Cort is an environmental scientist, business development expert and bucking bull breeder. He currently conducts business development for AFCO360.

Cort and his brother, Chase have been owners of Lone Star Bucking Bull Genetics for over 16 years and have raised sound outstanding winning bulls including such greats as AirTime, War Cloud, Livin Large and Got It Handled. Cort has generously involved WSF in recent events Lone Star has been involved in to benefit the health and wellness programs serving wester sports athletes

“We look forward to benefiting from the skills, expertise and experience both Devon and Cort bring to our Board,” said Mark Dobosz, WSF executive director.

About Western Sports Foundation (WSF)

Western Sports Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the overall success of western sports athletes by advancing their health and well-being. WSF pursues its mission by providing medical, life counseling and financial resources to meet immediate needs and prepare for life beyond competition. To learn more and support of WSF's mission, visit www.westernsportsfoundation.org.

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Dr. Collis – Real-life Story about being a Pro-life Doctor

Being Pro-life vs. Living Pro-life

As a doctor, I have had the opportunity to put into practice my belief that life needs to be protected from conception to natural death.”

— Dr. Noel Collis

HUTCHINSON, MN, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Collis for Congress campaign does metro media buy to introduce voters to Dr. Collis.

In an emotionally moving story about a young girl who comes to his office seeking an abortion referral, Dr. Noel Collis talks about the real-life ramification of being a pro-life doctor and how it positively impacts others' lives.

"As a doctor, I have had the opportunity to put into practice my belief that life needs to be protected from conception to natural death," said Noel Collis, Candidate for Congress

"I hope that this story helps others see the issue of being pro-life from the survivors' perspective," said Noel Collis, Candidate for Congress

"When that young woman came up to me a few years ago and thanked me for saving her life, that was one of my most gratifying moments," said Noel Collis, Candidate for Congress

Dr. Noel Collis is a lifelong Minnesota resident, a practicing physician for over 30 years, an entrepreneur and business owner running to unseat Congressman Collin Peterson, a 30-year Democrat incumbent.

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Sri Lankan August 5 Election Results in Tamil Areas would be rigged

Former TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran handing over his wishes to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his last meeting

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa want the TNA to win the election to avoid any international investigation of Sri Lankan genocide.

Rajapaksa made two new statements after meeting Sumanthiran, the first that the North-East merger means separation and secondly that new birth certificates will not categorize race.”

— Communication Director, Tamils for Trump

JAFFNA, NORTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sri Lankan August 5 Election Results in Tamil Areas would be rigged

There are three factors making us believe that tomorrow's election will be rigged.

1. Former Deputy Commissioner Mohamed is coming back to Jaffna during the vote counting period. Mr. Mohamed is suspected by the Tamils of having rigged the 2015 election to make Sumanthiran and a few TNA candidates to win.

2. The election ballots will not be counted on the night of the election. A waiting period for the whole night has been mandated. A reason has not been given to the public for the delay. Delays for more than 12 hrs, especially during the night, will create suspicion about the integrity of the election results. It should be noted that ballot boxes will be "protected" by the Sri Lankan army, which is an ally of the TNA, especially Sumanthiran. The government can claim the delay is due to Coronavirus, but the virus does not know the difference between the night and the day.

3. The final reason is Deputy Election Commissioner Dr. Hoole. He also is a supporter of the TNA and a very close friend of Mr. Sumanthiran. Dr. Hoole was appointed as Election Commissioner by the friendly government of Ranil based on the recommendation of Mr. Sumanthiran.

We are not necessarily saying that Dr. Hoole is corrupt, but he has too much power to control the counting and maintain the ballot boxes. He can ignore the proper procedures and the ballots can be manipulated by pro-TNA officials.

These three reasons make us very suspicious. Mohamed enabled Sumanthiran and Saravanapavan to win the 2015 election. During the counting, Mr. Mohamed employed a technique called recounting. Recounting really just meant changing the tally sheet. It was easy for them to do during the early hours of morning, when most of the election monitors were sleepy and had lost concentration.

During the so-called recounting in 2015, seventh place Sumanthiran somehow came in third place, eighth place Saravanapavan came in 7th place, while 7th place Thavapalan was changed to 8th place and lost his MP position.

Following the recounting, Mr. Suresh Premachandran, who was hated by Mr. Sumanthiran, moved to 9th place from 3rd place. These were all extremely dubious changes.

Due to Coronavirus, there will be few if any Western election monitors present in Sri Lanka. Therefore anything can happen with the election results in Jaffna and other Tamil areas.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa want the TNA to win the election to avoid any international investigation of Sri Lankan genocide.

Mr. Sumanthiran alone, as a former MP, met Rajapaksa twice. Nobody knows what their conversation was. Rajapaksa made two new statements after meeting Sumanthiran, the first that the North-East merger means separation and secondly that new birth certificates will not categorize race.

These are explicit and typical Sumanthiran policies. To attempt to eliminate Tamil nationalism, Sumanthiran wants to prevent the north-east merger to prevent the Tamils in the north and the east from strengthening their bond. Removing the listing of the race in the birth certificate, Tamil or Sinhalese, will eliminate the word Tamil from the birth certificate. Ofcourse, the word Sinhalese will not appear in the birth certificate, but the effect will be to declare one official race in Sri Lanka that is Sinhalese and to continue the genocide of the Tamil people.

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Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020 Newsletter Available

Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020

Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020

Steelcraft Mack dump truck pedal car, red, contemporary, 44 in., $1,368. Photo: Bertoia Auctions

Steelcraft Mack dump truck pedal car, red, contemporary, 44 in., $1,368. Photo: Bertoia Auctions

American “Gaiety” cocktail shaker and pair of cups, chrome-plated metal with Bakelite bands. Designed by Howard Reichenbach for Chase Brass & Copper Co., Waterbury, Conn.; marketed as the “Holiday Cocktail Set,” c.1934, sold with original boxes, shaker 11

American “Gaiety” cocktail shaker and pair of cups. Designed by Howard Reichenbach for Chase Brass & Copper Co., Waterbury, Conn.; marketed as the “Holiday Cocktail Set,” c.1934, sold with original boxes. $2,375. Photo: Sotheby’s

Kovels’ August 2020 newsletter features neon advertising signs, vintage cocktail shakers, toy pedal cars, majolica and modern tables, with photos and prices.

CLEVELAND, OH, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kovels’ August 2020 newsletter features neon advertising signs, vintage cocktail shakers, toy pedal cars, majolica and modern tables, all with photos and prices.

Neon advertising signs brought excellent prices at auction in Pennsylvania and they are featured in a sale report in the August 2020 issue of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter. An all-original sign advertising Pacific Bait & Tackle with a neon fish jumping out of a pond took top honors, selling for more than $23,000. It’s pictured along with other flashy signs and their hefty prices.

Prohibition-era barware brought high prices in an online-only auction from New York City. Kovels’ says “Cheers!” to cocktail shakers from the 1930s and the August newsletter pictures figural examples, such as a penguin, lighthouse and bell, alongside shakers with Bakelite details and accessories, with winning bids that peaked at a stunning $23,000.

Nearly a dozen pedal cars, miniature versions of motor-driven vehicles, were included in a toy auction in New Jersey. Kovels’ August issue pictures a 1950s fire engine pedal car that sold for a little ($300), an antique convertible model that sold for a lot ($10,000), and other vintage and contemporary examples that zoomed in between.

A Chicago auction included tables by modernist designers who are known for experimenting with new shapes and materials. Find edgy and unusual tables by big names such as Gio Ponti, Gae Aulenta, Milo Baughman and Isamu Noguchi in Kovels’ August issue. And more than 500 lots of brightly colored majolica with naturalistic themes auctioned in Indiana. Kovels’ pictures an assortment of whimsical late-18th-century majolica items, decorated with sunflowers, monkeys, frogs and flowers, with their prices.

Kovels’ August newsletter also offers dating tips for Mickey Mouse watches. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Staffordshire Jenny Lind plate, a Carlton Ware tea caddy, a set of child’s Kewpie dishes, and a moon flask vase. British Royal Warrants are explained and pictured in August’s Dictionary of Marks. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the August Buyer’s Price Guide.

Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter is available as a print subscription, or as a digital version that is included in the Kovels Knowledge and Kovels All Access.

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Animal Wellness Groups Offer $5,000 Reward for Info that Leads to Animal Fighting Arrests, Convictions

Photo Credit: Craig Swanson, Swanson Design

Photo Credit: Craig Swanson, Swanson Design

Wayne Pacelle

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Reward Comes After U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands Announces That the United States Will Vigorously Enforce the Federal Anti-Cockfighting law

Cockfighting is a bloody, barbaric, dehumanizing activity.”

— Wayne Pacelle, President of Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the wake of an announcement by the U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands that she won’t stand by as illegal animal fighting occurs, the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and Animal Wellness Action (AWA) today announced a $5,000 reward for information resulting in successful prosecution of any individual for violating the federal law (7 U.S.C. § 2156) against animal fighting.

“Cockfighting is a bloody, barbaric, dehumanizing activity,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “We applaud U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for treating animal cruelty crimes with the seriousness they deserve.”

Under the federal anti-animal fighting law, it is a crime to:
• Knowingly sponsor or exhibit in an animal fighting venture.
• Knowingly attend an animal fighting venture, or knowingly cause an individual who has not attained the age of 16 to attend an animal fighting venture.
• Knowingly buy, sell, possess, train, transport, deliver, or receive any animal for purposes of having the animal participate in an animal fighting venture.
• Knowingly use the mail service of the U.S. Postal Service, or any “written, wire, radio televisions or other form of communications in, or use a facility of, interstate commerce,” to advertise an animal for use in an animal fighting venture, or to advertise a knife, gaff, or other sharp instrument designed to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture, or to promote or in any other manner further an animal fighting venture except as performed outside the U.S.
• Knowingly sell, buy, transport, or deliver in interstate or foreign commerce “a knife, a gaff, or any other sharp instrument” designed or intended to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture.

“We are especially concerned with the proliferation of cockfighting during the coronavirus pandemic,” Shappert said, in a statement her office released today. “The World Health Organization has identified the illegal transport of cockfighting birds as a health risk for people and animals. Fighting birds that have been infected with influenza are a source of possible transmission to humans, and this is especially dangerous when cockfighting participants are handling bloodied birds, with knives attached to the bird’s legs.”

Penalties for each violation of any one of these provisions allow for a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for perpetrators, except for an adult attending an animal fighting venture. Penalties for an adult attendee are one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

An “animal fighting venture “involves a fight conducted or to be conducted between at least two animals for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.

Prohibitions on attending on selling, buying, possessing, training, transporting, delivering, or receiving an animal in an animal fighting venture; attending an animal fighting venture; or trafficking in knives or gaffs for use on a bird have long applied to all U.S. territories. As of Dec. 20, 2019, it is also a federal crime to sponsor or exhibit an animal in an animal fighting venture.

“Federal agencies and officers have a duty to enforce our laws against the barbaric practices of cockfighting and dogfighting,” added Pacelle. “But their good works depend on the cooperation and alertness of citizens. We ask people who know about illegal animal fighting activities to help us stop these forms of cruelty.”

What to do:

Anyone with information about illegal cockfighting activities can send information to animalcrueltytips@animalwellnessaction.org. Residents can also contact the appropriate U.S. attorneys, the FBI, USDA, or Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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ONErpm Signs Long Term Multi-Album Deal With Elohim – New Music Coming Soon

Producer, Vocalist, Songwriter & Classically Trained Pianist & Mental Health Advocate Has Over 300M+ Combined Streams On All Music Services

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ONErpm have announced that the music solutions company has signed a long term multi-album deal with Elohim, the L.A.-based producer, vocalist, songwriter, classically-trained pianist and mental health advocate whose intricately-produced songs have garnered and inspired listeners around the world. A new album from the artist will be released soon!

Through this new deal, ONErpm will be focusing on expanding her entry into the global market in order to truly create a catapult for Elohim’s music. Our focus here is to be a true ally for Elohim’s creativity and multiply the reach of her message.

“It was really important for me to find a team that shares and supports my creative vision,” says Elohim. “I'm very excited to have signed with ONErpm. I am looking forward to working with them and releasing new music very soon.”

“I’m so thrilled for ONErpm to be a part of Elohim’s journey. She has a message the world needs to hear and we are lucky to be a true partner in helping her do that” said Emmanuel Zunz, Founder/CEO of ONErpm.

"Elohim is the type of artist any A&R dreams to sign,” said Joseph Aldulaimi, ONErpm A&R. “She is a virtuoso musician, envelope-pushing producer, brilliant performer, and thoughtful songwriter. We at ONErpm are happy to work with such a creative force and can't wait to share this music with the world."

With over 300M+ combined streams on all music services, an ever growing fan base and a soon to be released album, Elohim’s music explores the beauty of human connection. Her musical styles span the gamut from inventive electronic and indie alternative to unabashed pop with her stunning live shows set against a backdrop of breathtaking visuals that create an extrasensory experience.

Elohim’s last EP Braindead was released in May, 2019, with music and subject matter that dealt with the themes of mental illness. Elohim donated proceeds from the sales of the EP to mental health initiatives in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month and is involved with the JED Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. Elohim’s music has been featured on the BBC Future Music Playlist and has she has been named “Artist To Watch” KCRW, Pandora and Tidal.

About ONErpm:

ONErpm is a redefining force in the new music economy and one of today’s fastest-growing music companies in the global marketplace. Home to more than 5,000 YouTube channels that collectively generate over 8 billion views a month, ONErpm is one of the world’s largest YouTube Multi Channel Networks (MCN) specializing in music. With offices and studios in New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Mexico City, Madrid, Moscow, Lagos and Kingston, ONErpm occupies a unique space between traditional record label and distribution company, leveraging proprietary technology, marketing, analytics and localized support to deliver business solutions to over 300,000 artists, music labels and video creators worldwide. For more information, visit www.onerpm.com.

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Statement from U.S. Center for SafeSport Regarding “Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020”

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 (S. 2330), Ju’Riese Colón, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, released the following statement:

“The U.S. Center for SafeSport supports the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 (S. 2330) and applauds the bill’s sponsors, Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), for leading the effort in the Senate to establish safeguards that will protect millions of athletes from abuse. We also want to thank and acknowledge the many co-sponsors who championed the legislation. Above all else, we are grateful to the athletes who courageously shared their stories and who are at the heart of today’s passage.

“Athletes of all ages and at all levels of competition deserve to participate in sports free from abuse. The passage of S. 2330, among other things, reinforces the Center’s independence and advances its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.

"When people—especially children—are at risk of abuse, time is of the essence. Therefore, we urge the U.S. House of Representatives to pass this important legislation so it can be enacted into law as soon as possible.”

About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) responsible for responding to and preventing emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct and abuse in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Center’s mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability.

Under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, the Center serves as the exclusive authority to respond to reports of abuse and misconduct within the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and their recognized National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and High-Performance Management Organizations (HPMOs). The Center also serves as an educational resource for sports organizations at all levels, from grassroots amateur sports organizations to professional leagues. For more information about the Center, visit uscenterforsafesport.org.

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