TAMPA, FL, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Believing in the generosity of Christian women in the Tampa Bay area 100 Shares Tampa Bay (100STB) has set a vision of releasing $1.8 million dollars into Hillsborough and Pinellas counties' communities to help local ministries. These funds will come in the form of annual grants in the amounts of $50,000 to $100,000.

100STB was founded in early 2014 by a small group of ladies with BIG vision…to bring 100 plus like-minded, generous women together in an effort to help launch local ministries to their next level of service. In only 3 short years, the impact is already noticeable. On April 27, 2017, they will present a grant of $50,000 dollars to a local ministry. This will bring their total granted amount to $125,000!

Experiencing the excitement and momentum of exponential growth they have chosen to cast a greater vision. That vision would conclude by year end 2027 with a total of 260 partners generously giving to 100STB and having granted $1.8 million dollars to assist local ministries in our community.


100 Shares Tampa Bay was founded in early 2014 to bring 100 like-minded, generous women together to support community ministries with their mission in the greater Tampa Bay area. The result would be the availability each year of a significant contribution of $100,000 or more. This money would be awarded in the form of grants to selected non-profits that proclaim the gospel of Christ and meet the needs of those they serve. This would enable the ministries to move forward to a new level of service

Additional information about 100 Shares Tampa Bay can be found at www.100sharestampabay.org

Joanne Lanning
100 Shares Tampa Bay
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Pattern 1/2 Dinar, AH1415//1995, nickel-brass, KM# Pn18, like KM# 58 which was issued in 1996, but with an earlier date, NGC graded SP 63 (2756952-005). Ex-Bseiso Collection. Ex-Bseiso Collection. First time for this type to be offered in a public auction

$50 Second Liberty Loan Converted 4.25 %, Gold Bond of 1927-1942 Issue May 9, 1918. Ex. Chet Krause Collection. PMG AU 53 EPQ. Coupons 14-49 attached. Beautiful Golden Orange inks adorn this Gold Bond of WWI. SN. C02709573.

China, issued note, 2 Gold Fen, 1913-1917, P-S480, S/M# O5-51, PMG graded Very Fine 30 with comment “Ink Stamp, Annotation”, BWC. Very rare especially this nice.

The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions, at their offices in Fort Lee, N.J..Featuring rare coins & banknotes from China and the Middle East

We are excited to be able to offer another outstanding assortment of worldwide banknotes, coins and scripophily including many rarities that have never been previously offered at auction.”

— Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The April auction will feature an extensive collection of Chinese banknote rarities including three different Russo-Asiatic and Russo-Chinese notes that rarely come to auction as well as additional Selections from the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives of rare Chinese banknotes. There is also an impressive and extensive collection of Middle Eastern banknotes and coins featuring several rare coin and pattern varieties from Jordan that have never been offered previously at auction. An attractive group of stocks and bonds will be offered as well as a large variety of U.S. banknotes, coins and related material on April 11th by Archives International Auctions.

The first session includes 688 lots of Chinese and Worldwide banknotes and coins and begins at 10:30 AM EST. The second session includes 300+ lots of U.S. Banknotes, Coins, U.S. and Worldwide Scripophily and Security Printing Ephemera and will begin no earlier than 6:00 PM. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the website, www.ArchivesInternational.com.

“We are excited to be able to offer another outstanding assortment of worldwide banknotes, coins and scripophily including many rarities that have never been previously offered at auction. Included in the auction are two advanced collectors' consignments that will be sure to attract serious attention from both collectors and dealers alike,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, president of Archives International Auctions.

Highlights from Session 1, will begin with 230 lots of China, Hong Kong and Japan banknotes and coins with highlights including, Peoples Republic, 3 Yuan P-868 is offered in high grade and is rarely seen this nice; 11 lots of fancy Solid Serial Numbers notes are included on 1999 and 2005 Peoples Bank of China Issues; an exciting Deutsch-Asiatische 1907 “Peking” rarity is offered; two different Russo- Asiatic banknote rarities are included with an extremely attractive and rare 2 Gold Fen issue from Kuld’Sha, Chuguchak & Kashgar banknote. Very attractive and rare Military and Private issues are offered including two high grade Sin Chun Bank notes; An extremely rare “Tientsin Merchants Association” Circulating Note-Envelope with 10,000 Rubles of Russian notes inside, that were meant to be circulated in Tientsin and evidently were guaranteed by the issuer on the outer envelope with the interior including 10 notes of 1000 rubles each of Russia, P-37. This is a unique usage of mixed Russian currencies circulating in China and is the first we have ever seen and will attract serious interest by Russian and Chinese collectors.

The Session 1 world note and coin section includes over 450 banknotes and coins. Some of the many highlights in this section include and exciting collection of over 25 different Thomas De La Rue Specimen and Essay banknotes from issues rarely if ever seen in this format. Included are numerous British Colonies notes such as Fiji, ND (2007) Essay Specimen design for a $100 note like P-114sp with slight differences. Also included are 45 lots of Canada banknotes including, issued, specimens and proofs; 4 different 2006 to 2008 Bhutan Essay banknotes; an issued Danish West Indies, 5 Francs, 1905 issue; 3 different high grade Republik Indonesia 1948 Essay Specimens; A high grade specimen set of 5 notes from the 1973, 1976 ND Issue of the U.A.E. is offered and is sure to attract attention as well as hundreds of other desirable and rare banknotes. World coins includes an old time Great Britain collection with highlights including a 1904, 2 Shillings Edward VII graded MS 62; Iraq includes several rare and desirable coins including a 1932, 1 Riyal, Faisal I in Uncirculated and rarely seen in this high of condition; Jordan is represented by numerous rare varieties highlighted by a Hussein bin Talal, 1952-1999 Pattern ½ Dinar issued in 1996 with an earlier date and is the first time this rarity has been offered at auction. Numerous highlights from Palestine, Poland, Qatar and other countries round out this exciting auction.

Session 2 includes over 300 lots of U.S. Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, Security Printing Ephemera and historic documents. The scripophily section of over 90 lots features an 1871 American Bank Note Company issued and cancelled stock certificate as well as numerous exciting and attractive bonds and shares in many areas from mining to railroad to automobiles ending with 14 lots of Liberty Loans and Government related bonds and documents. Colonial banknotes as well as obsolete banknotes are included featuring numerous highlights such as 2 “Sam Houston” signed 1838 Government of Texas $50 notes; a 1780 Commonwealth of Virginia land Office Treasury Warrant for 580 acres of land; a Francis Hopkins, 1779 signed 3rd Bill of Exchange; rare proof banknotes from Connecticut, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey and other locations as well as dozens of other interesting and desirable items. The auction ends with 30 lots of U.S. coins.

The auction will feature hundreds of additional rare and desirable banknotes, coins, and scripophily in every price range, for the beginner to the advanced collector. Previews will be held at Archives International Auctions offices Wednesday to Friday, April 5th to 7th t from 10 AM to 5 PM and by appointment. For an appointment call 201-944-4800 or email info@archivesinternational.com.
The online catalogs for the April 11th sales are on Archives International Auctions’ website and can be viewed via the Archives International live bidding platform. It can also be viewed as a virtual catalog or downloadable .pdf on their website. To pre-register for live internet bidding, log on to the Archives International Auctions website, at www.ArchivesInternational.com.

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them at info@archivesinternational.com.

You may also write to Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite #7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 U.S.A. To learn more about Archives International Auctions and the auctions planned April 11th, 2017, log on to www.ArchivesInternational.com.

Robert Schwartz
Archives International Auctions LLC
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A Confluence of Business Success and Spiritual Depth in Cutting-Edge Memoir

author Chris Manion

Chris Manion, author

New literary talent debuts a cutting edge memoir how to live in the light

Fr. Thomas Keating endorses this cutting edge memoir

author Chris Manion

Chris Manion, author

New Literary Talent Wins Thomas Keating Endorsement in "an Incredible Read," "a Gorgeous Memoir."

I felt drawn down a long hallway. I found
myself wandering toward a door at the end of it. As I approached
the door with a bit of hesitation, I slowed and began to wonder what
was beyond…”

— Chris Manion

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A powerhouse leader in the direct-selling industry is the newest Catholic literary talent. In her deeply honest debut memoir, she reveals the transformations that changed her life and undergirded her home-based business success story. Chris Manion, author of God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul (Redemption Press, February 2017), a national executive, grew her team of more than 5,000 into a $20 million annual sales organization before retiring in 2013 to focus on writing.

An inspirational speaker who garners standing ovations, Manion earned her company’s highest awards for developing leaders and sales for over twenty consecutive years.

Despite her business acumen and success, this type-A super achiever felt a longing to know God since childhood, a longing that attending church on Sundays did not assuage. Her book documents her journey to a deeper relationship with God, which evolved into a contemplative way of life. Her arresting memoir is authentic, often humorous, and ranges from prison to podium, from guitar strings to monasteries. This humble, bestselling author makes dexterous use of metaphor and lyrical language as she leads readers through experiences of trial and triumph while struggling to follow God’s call and voice.

"This book will help many increase their confidence in God's great love for us," writes Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk and priest, known as one of the architects of Centering Prayer and founder of Contemplative Outreach.

Nicki Keohohou, CEO and co-founder of the Direct Selling World Alliance (DSWA) says, “From entrepreneur to literary talent, Chris Manion resonates with the DSWA’ mission of personal and professional development by pointing out that the more deeply you commit to serving the Lord and His purpose, the more you are called upon to develop yourself to the fullest.”

This cutting-edge memoir gives real insight to the natural way spiritual life can intersect with daily life. The author's vignettes from her unusual life build unforgettable images like her "Irish ancestors cleared stones from their fields." Marion Roach Smith, professor and author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life, describes it as “A handbook, in the form of a memoir, on how to let the beauty of life be a feast for the soul.”

She and her husband of forty years live near Destin, Florida where she photographs the beauty of the Emerald Coast. They boast of two children and three grandchildren.

For more information contact:
Chris Manion

Chris Manion
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New Video Works As A Tool To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Intermountain Healthcare has been tackling the opioid epidemic locally and nationally, including a new video titled "Opioids for Chronic Pain Management" to help educate patients, families, and the community about the risks and precautions of opioid therapy for chronic pain.

The six-minute video provides important information about the risks and benefits of opioid medications. It highlights potential opioid side-effects and explains the benefits of Naloxone, a life-saving medication that counters opioid overdose. It also shares the true story of an amputee patient who worked with his physician to successfully manage his chronic pain without opioids after years of opioid therapy.

The video talks common side effects of opioids, alternative pain relieving methods including meditation and physical therapy, steps to avoid an overdose, and questions to ask your doctor on if you need the opioids to begin with.

The video is part of Intermountain’s effort to reduce the growing problem of opioid-related addiction and resulting deaths in the United States — and in Utah. The health system’s approach works on reducing the number of opioid prescriptions be written as well.

Intermountain also partners with community leaders, public safety entities, and health organizations on several opioid community programs. One example is the program Use Only As Directed. The initiative educates the public on safe storage and disposal of medications, including medications drop boxes. Intermountain pharmacies have drop boxes and have seen 11,000 tons pounds of medications turned in by the public in under two years.

The “Opioids for Chronic Pain Management” video can be found on Intermountain’s YouTube site.

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 180 clinics, a Medical Group with about 1,500 employed physicians and advanced practitioners, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Routine Blood Tests Can Help Measure a Patient’s Future Risk for Chronic Disease

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.

New study finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of patients can create a score to measure future risk of chronic disease.

We hope ICHRON can be used to help identify patients who are at a higher risk for a chronic disease and therefore need more personalized care. ”

— Heidi May, PhD, MSPH, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH , USA , March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic disease.

This simple risk score, termed the Intermountain Chronic Disease Risk Score, or ICHRON, can predict the first diagnosis of the most common chronic diseases — which include diabetes, kidney failure, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — within three years, the study found.

Researchers say ICHRON predictions are 77-78 percent accurate in identifying patients who’ll be diagnosed with a chronic disease within three years of testing. The impact of the study could be extensive, since more than half of the adult population in the United States suffers from one or more chronic diseases, and projections show a 40 percent increase in chronic disease cases in the next 10 years.

Results of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute study were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C.

“Our goal was to create a clinical tool that’s useful, easily obtainable and doesn’t slow the work-flow of our clinicians,” said Heidi May, PhD, MSPH, principal investigator of the the study and a cardiovascular epidemiologist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

Dr. May and her team studied a primary care population consisting of both male and female patients who had no history of a chronic disease. ICHRON was developed among one set of primary care patients, then tested in a second, independent primary care population.

Among females, those with a moderate ICHRON score were three times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease compared to those with a low ICHRON score, while those with a high ICHRON score were 11 times more likely to be diagnosed.

For males, those with a moderate score were 5.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease within three years, and those with a high ICHRON score were 14 times more likely to be diagnosed compared to those with a low ICHRON score.

“We hope ICHRON can be used to help identify patients who are at a higher risk for a chronic disease and therefore need more personalized care. For example, if a patient received a high ICHRON score, the clinician could plan to see the patient more frequently or be more aggressive with treatments,” she said. “Or if the patient had a low ICHRON score, they could potentially be seen less often or their care providers could forego a test they were considering.”

Researchers see three major potential benefits:

– First, patients will live healthier lives as they avoid — or proactively learn to manage — chronic diseases.

– Second, they’ll be better able to avoid serious complications that often result from unmanaged chronic diseases, such as heart attacks or strokes that result from high blood pressure or unmanaged diabetes.

– Third, patients’ healthcare costs will decrease dramatically.

“It’s a lot less expensive to help patients improve their lifestyles than it is to treat a heart attack — and that’s in addition to all of the physical and emotional benefits that result from healthier lifestyles,” said Dr. May. “The ICHRON tool supports Intermountain Healthcare’s system effort to use preventive medicine to improve people’s health and control healthcare costs.”

ICHRON is designed to be calculated by a hospital’s electronic health record at low incremental expense.

Other researchers involved in the study include Donald L. Lappé, MD; Kirk U. Knowlton, MD; Brent Muhlestein, MD; and Benjamin D. Horne, PhD.


Jess Gomez
Intermountain Medical Center
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Life lessons from a woman that lived to age 101.

Gary Springer & Ethel Levine

Book "Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived"
by Ethel Pearson Levine.

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?”

— Gary Springer

SUNRISE, FLORIDA, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors

Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors
Contact: Gary Springer
100 High Ridge Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?
Beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, lived to age 101.

Over a period of 30 years, she wrote monthly articles for the Sunrise Lakes community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her articles embrace universal subjects from marriage and divorce to relationships, aging, and death. She took on subjects that affect us all. Within each article, there’s a message, an affirmation, for living a meaningful life. This book is a collection of selected articles from that monthly news magazine, edited by her grandson,
Gary Springer. Available at:

“I just finished reading the book. I loved it and found it so inspiring. Your grandmother and my 2nd grade teacher was one very special lady.
A ‘must read’ for all seniors.”
– Sherry Koslov, former student

“Ethel Levine was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. She was very kind. I had a problem in 2nd grade. I became very nearsighted and couldn't see the board. She would let me come up to the front to copy my work. She tested my eyes and found out I needed glasses. It changed my life.”

– Judy Lerner Cohen, former student
Hardcover ISBN: 9780692754269
E-book: 9781483578118

Hardcover; $25.65 each, E-book; $9.99

Dr. Gary Springer
Springer Counseling
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Melissa Alexander of Roots 2 Wings Transformations to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

Together we share in transformation!”

— Melissa Alexander

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Melissa Alexander is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and the founder of Roots 2 Wings Transformations, where she offers unique tools to bring harmony to your body, mind, emotions and soul.

Since she was four years old, Melissa had accepting pain and sickness as part of her day to day reality.

“I had been in a constant state of difficulty. It was a downward spiral of domino effects pushing me deeper and deeper into a place I didn’t want to be,” recalls Melissa. “I dug myself out of that. Now I have a quality of life I never knew existed. I went from being disempowered to being empowered to make my own choices and take control of my journey.”

Melissa’s transformation began when she discovered lymphatic system cleansing. As a Certified X'Tract Bodywork Specialist (CXS) Melissa employs the patented X'Tract Bodywork technique, applying comfortable pressure to your skin to move lymphatic fluid through your valves and into your lymph nodes to stimulate your body's immune system.

“My lymphatic system had been clogged. I had over 30 years of old trash backed up,” recalls Melissa. “Once I began cleaning that system, my body healed itself. That's where I am today, with the health and well-being I desired.”

With Roots 2 Wings Transformations, Melissa offers the same passion of her own transformation to her clients.

“After going through what I went through, I acquired the tools, resources and the ability to help others transform their own lives and achieve sustainable health,” says Melissa. "Together we share in transformation!”

CUTV News Radio will feature Melissa Alexander in an interview with Jim Masters on April 4th at 10am EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Roots2Wings Transformations, visit www.R2Wtransformations.org

Lou Ceparano
(631) 850-3314
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Spring Premonitions in New York City – Monday, April 24 at 8 PM

North/South Composers April 24

The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performs new music by composers from Peru and the US

The performers, all excellent…North/South Consonance is a high quality ensemble…The listener was rewarded with a diverting sampler of recent compositional styles””

— New York Times

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday evening April 24, the Grammy-nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its founder Max Lifchitz, prepares to welcome spring with a free-admission concert featuring four inviting and invigorating works by composers from Peru and the US.

The program — postponed from the original March 14 date because of the winterstorm Stella —  will introduce two works especially written for the occasion: Premonitions by New York-based Andrew Thomas and Octatonic Dances by the young Peruvian composer Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca. The recently departed Elizabeth Bell will be remembered with a performance of her Concertino for Chamber Orchestra, a work first performed by the ensemble in 2014. Max Lifchitz's Yellow Ribbons No. 40 will round off the evening.
The event will take place at the intimate but acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The free-admission event will start at 8 PM and end around 9:30 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed.

Since its inception in 1980, the North/South Consonance, Inc. has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 works by composers hailing from the Americas and elsewhere representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. Its activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Women's Philharmonic Advocacy; the Music Performance Trust Fund; and the generosity of numerous individual donors.


Elizabeth Bell (1928-2016) attended Wellesley College and The Juilliard School where she studied with Vittorio Giannini and Peter Mennin. Described by the American Record Guide as "one of our country's leading composers" and by Fanfare Magazine as "a fine composer whose instrumental music is particularly striking," her works for voice, solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra have been performed throughout the US and abroad.

Her Concertino for Chamber Orchestra is in three contrasting movements. Its musical language balances urban harmonic constructs with a well-defined sense of shape and direction. A recording of this work made in the presence of the composer is scheduled for release in the near future.

Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca incorporates in his style elements of Andean music blending the rich tradition of South American folk music with the latest trends of contemporary concert music. In addition to writing music for dance, theater and film, he has taught at the Music School of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in his native city of Lima, Peru.

Originally written as a framework for dancers and choreographers the concert version of Octatonic Dances follows the design of a three-movement symphony. The works' title points to the fact that the eight-note scale appears profusely throughout the piece and that the instrumentation of the score involves eight musicians.

Active as composer, pianist and conductor, Max Lifchitz has appeared on concert stages throughout Latin America, Europe and the US. Trained at Juiliiard and Harvard, Lifchitz was awarded the first prize in the 1976 Gaudeamus Competition held in Holland. His creative endeavors have earned the support of the ASCAP, Ford and Guggenheim Foundations.

His Yellow Ribbons No. 40 belongs to an ongoing series of compositions written as homage to the former American hostages in Iran. These compositions represent a personal way of celebrating the
artistic and political freedom so often taken for granted in the West. The tragic events that befell New York City on September 11, 2001 convinced the composer that returning to work on this series begun in the early 1980's was both appropriate and worthwhile. The work is in four movements: Distant Fanfare, Waging Peace, Days of Wrath and Reveries. It was written during the month of January 2005 to mark North/South Consonance's 25th season.

Andrew Thomas studied with Karel Husa at Cornell University; with Nadia Boulanger in Paris; and with Luciano Berio, Elliot Carter, and Otto Luening at Juilliard. He has taught composition at the Pre-College Division of Juilliard School since 1970, directing the Division from 1994 to 2006. A much-sought-after pedagogue, he has lectured in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, the Guangxi Arts College in Nanning. Also active as pianist and conductor, has appeared in Seoul, South Korea, at the helm of the Prime Symphony Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.

Howard Kessler — the composer's husband and artistic associate — writes that Thomas' recently completed Premonitions "pays homage to the Latin music the composer secretly cherished as a teenager. The first movement evokes the tango, the second the bossa nova, and the third uses rhythms of the mambo and the rhumba. There is no percussion in the score, but the ensemble plays traditional Spanish rhythms, and Afro-Cuban drumming patterns. So, the entire band becomes a percussion ensemble."

Now on its 37th consecutive season, the North/South Chamber Orchestra presents a yearly concert series in New York City while maintaining an active recording schedule.

Listen to the North/South Chamber Orchestra – https://youtu.be/T0oTaqLmNFg

For the complete Winter/Spring concert series schedule please visit


Max Lifchitz
North/South Consonance, Inc
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River Fantasy by Elizabeth Bell

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David Wiener Serves as Moderator at High Performance Leadership Conference

Thin Air – Park City, Utah April 5-7, 2017

PARK CITY, UTAH, US, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Park City, Utah – March 31, 2017 – Thin Air is a 3-day retreat in Park City, Utah, bringing together some of the country’s boldest thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest thoughts on high performance ideas for companies. As a serial entrepreneur, David is founder and CEO of David Wiener Ventures, a think tank for highly innovative business opportunities, developing complete programs that bring opportunities to fruition through carefully integrated design, engineering, production, marketing, sales, product positioning and corporate identity development.

In addition to developing its own products and businesses, DWV's advisory services have been sought after by some of the world's best-known companies, such as Ferrari, Porsche, Nike, Ben & Jerry’s, Columbia Sportswear, Old Navy, the U.S. Ski Team, Formula One and Indy Car teams.

David will be moderating two panels to discuss the evolution of corporate culture at varying stages of a company’s growth. “I am honored to be part of this dynamic conference and to moderate these panels. Too often, corporate culture is overlooked as an integral part of a company’s success or failure. At Thin Air, there is a deep recognition that the performance of a company is driven by its culture,” stated Wiener.

About David Wiener Ventures

David Wiener Ventures is an internationally acclaimed design and innovation studio that creates exclusive and iconic products, vehicles, fashion, and brands.
Visit www.dwv.com

About Thin Air

Thin Air is both an educational summit and networking opportunity bringing together business leaders from around the Western U.S. This think-tank conference brings together a diverse group of proven leaders to discuss best practices and brightest ideas.
Visit https://thinairparkcity.com/


Francesca Thompson
David Wiener Ventures
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UK Based Online Tutoring Service Aims To Level The Playing Field

LONDON, UK, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — No matter how much top universities are said to encourage entrants from the state sector, the reality remains – students from the best independent schools consistently have a far greater chance of entering the best universities.

The next reality is that graduates from the best universities are dominant in all walks of life, they are present in the boardrooms of the biggest multinational companies, in government cabinet rooms, top private hospitals, anywhere that their early financial and educational advantages give them a headstart on the career ladder.

Regardless of the effort most governments around the world put into public education they simply can’t compete with the top private schools, especially when it comes to one on one tutoring and university entrance preparation.

The founders of Spires Online Tutoring were accepted into Oxford University after attending private schools, at the time they were completely unaware of the unfair advantage that their superior high school education had played in the selection process.

“We attended one of the best universities in the world and we were oblivious to just how lucky we had been. Only at Oxford did we begin to appreciate the unfair advantage that going to a top private school had given us in getting into a top university.”

At school, they were drilled, tutored and trained to get those top university places. They were coached over and above the curriculum. If they were struggling with any element of their studies – great tutors were available, around the clock one-on-one – to fix that problem.

During their time at Oxford the founders became increasingly concerned about the social inequality they were observing around them, and decided to do something about it after graduation. They asked themselves:

“What could we offer to maximise the chance of any student getting into a university worthy of their intelligence, ability and potential regardless of their background?”

The problems they were seeing had two main causes, expense and distance.

Only families in the top fifth of the income range can afford to send their children to private high schools, and even face to face private tutoring can be prohibitively expensive for the remainder. For families who live outside the big cities there are usually very few private tutors in their area, the talent pool is either very small or nonexistent.

The obvious solution was online tutoring, so after graduating Spires was born. The service matches tutors from top universities such as Oxford and Cambridge with students from all over the world via a custom built online platform.

“We created Spires to provide the same one-on-one tutoring experience that gave us the edge in our final exams. Our aim is to make that experience affordable to as many parents as possible and level the playing field in those pre university examination years.”

Using an online platform reduces costs dramatically as the tutors don’t have to travel to and from lessons, a very significant time saving. It also eliminates the distance problem as students and tutors can hook up from anywhere in the world. As an added bonus the Spires platform operates 24/7 so time differences are not a factor either.

Borrowing heavily from other types of online services such as ride-sharing Uber their system uses an algorithm to match students to available tutors. Also those receiving tuition at Spires rate their tutors on a five-star scale which enables the company managers to quickly identify and review lessons which receive a low rating.

The company was founded in May 2015 and already has over 1,000 tutors available for matching. Student growth is also fast with over 10,000 students already using the platform after less than two years of operation.

About Spires
Based in London, Spires is an online marketplace for tuition, academic help, educational support and mentoring. It connects you to thousands of tutors worldwide, in any subject and at any level, via an auction system.

You tell Spires what you need and our network of professional tutors can bid their hourly rate to help you complete your task. Once you have agreed terms, all work is then conducted through the fully integrated classroom and collaborative whiteboard. In short, Spires is the world’s most high-tech, yet simple, way to learn and brings tutoring into the 21st century. Try it, it is the smarter way to learn.

You can find out more at their website https://spires.co/

Katie Green
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