Prestigious International Photography Awards Announces its Exceptionally Talented 2020 Category Winners

 In Epicenter of Covid 19 by Photographer F. Dilek Uyar

Photograph by F. Dilek Uyar

Vova's summer evening by Elena Litvinova

Photograph by Elena Litvinova

Elements by Katja Ogrin

Photograph by Katja Ogrin

Looking out from Within Photograph by  Julia Fullerton-Batten

Photograph by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Bodies of the NFL Photograph by Howard Schatz

Photograph by Howard Schatz

The competition celebrates the outstanding photographs in both professional and non-professional/student categories.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2020 / — The International Photography Awards is pleased to announce the 2020 category winners and finalists in its world-renowned competition.

International Photography Awards (IPA) is a prestigious annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale – creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the industry. Through the competition, professional and aspiring photographers aim to win coveted trophies, titles, and impressive cash prizes in 13 categories.

Founded in 2001 by the Los Angeles based Farmani Group, the International Photography Awards is honored to announce its 2020 IPA Winners, each of whom submitted awe-inspiring entries that showcase exceptional work across various genres and styles. According to the IPA’s distinguished international jury of renowned photography experts, this year’s entries were some of the best they have seen in the competition’s history.

“This year, we received a staggering 13,000 entries from 120 countries in the world,” says founder and president of IPA, Hossein Farmani. “Many of the submissions came from some of the most important photographers in the world – creating an almost impossible task for us to select winners in each of the categories. Not only that, but each photographer submitted such stunning and thought-provoking images that directly speak to the issues our world is currently experiencing. It has been such an honor to be privy to such marvelous work.”

In the International Photography Awards, participants submit their pieces to one or more of 13 categories. Additionally, the category winners in both professional and amateur levels will compete for IPA’s top two awards – International Photographer of the Year (professional) and Discovery of the Year (non-professional/student) – to be announced later this year.

The following is a complete list of 2020 finalists in each category:

IPA 2020 PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY WINNERS (Competing for the “INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR” award that includes The Lucie Trophy and a $10,000 cash prize)

● Mike Dodd – A sustainable future of exquisite luxury mobility, Advertising
● Paulius Makauskas – New Seas, Analog / Film
● Jesús M.Chamizo – From the stage, Architecture
● Sebastian Copeland – ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant, Book
● Nicolo Filippo Rosso – Exodus, Deeper Perspective
● Kiran Ridley – Pro Democracy Demonstrations, Hong Kong: The Revolution of Our Time, Editorial / Press
● Katja Ogrin – Elements, Event
● Julia Fullerton-Batten – Looking out from Within, 2020, Fine Art
● Ari Rex – Black Mountain, Nature
● Brian Hodges – Odilo Lawiny – Handmade soccer balls, People
● Sawyer Russel – The Silent Menace, Special
● Howard Schatz – Bodies of the NFL, Sports
● Iwona Podlasinska – The journey to the land of dreams, Still in Motion / Video

IPA 2020 NON-PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY WINNERS (Competing for the “DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR” award that includes The Lucie Trophy and a $5,000 cash prize)

● Rebeka Legovic – Temple of Colors, Advertising
● Elena Litvinova – Vova's summer evening, Analog / Film
● Peter Li – Vanishing Lines, Architecture
● Teodelina Detry – Uninhabited places, Book
● F. Dilek Uyar – In Epicenter of Covid 19, Deeper Perspective
● Tim Evans – Say Their Names, Editorial / Press
● wei fu – Muslim Congregation in Dhaka, Event
● Chloe Meynier – Made in the Shade, Fine Art
● babak mehrafshar – magnificence of desert, Nature
● Hossein Fardinfard – Blackout, People
● Aaron Chuo – The Incoming Thunderstorm, Special
● Augusto Bartelle – The Maldives: Skydiver Photographer Perspective, Sports
● Simone Francescangeli – Psi-Covid-19, Still in Motion / Video

IPA would like to congratulate all winners and looks forward to awarding the final, top two winners with the Lucie Trophy in an online even later this year.
For a full list of winners and to view their submissions, including recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each category, please visit

About the International Photography Awards

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual, global competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design, and architecture across the globe since 1985. The company’s key mission is to discover and promote talent in these areas through competitions.

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Short Film, “Coercion”

2020 Virtual Hollywood African Prestigious Awards Re-Airs Halloween Day 12 Noon PST.

HAPA Awards Re-Airs On Halloween Day at 12 PM & 4 PM PST

You never know unless you try.”

— Rosa Veleno

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2020 / — WHO: Rosa Veleno leads Team Reel Life in the creation of a multi-award winning short film about the horrors of mental health and the importance of suicide prevention titled, “Coercion.” The film initially competed in the 48hr Film Festival and premiered at Regal at LA Live and celebrated a Merit Award win during 2019’s Freeway Film Festival screening at Complex Theater. This year, Team Reel Life accepts the award for 2020 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards, Best Independent Short Film. Cast & Crew: Nia Miranda, Jonnae Thompson, Ranier Clemente, Lowes Moore III, Dylan Fleming, Paul Zecharia, Rosa Veleno, Robert Tapia, Aneesa Nash, EJ Lewis, Tyfanny Rice, Teddy C. White Aldin Enriquez, David L. Watkins, Lisa Marquez, Cassie Zambran, Francios Bennett.

Rosa Veleno®, Executive Producer & Writer: is a singer-songwriter from Detroit. The Navy veteran is a writer, content creator, publicist, and consultant through her company MegaEntivision L.L.C. Veleno has co-written records like debut single "Skin I'm In" for Disney's The Lion King star, Shahadi Wright Joseph. In 2018 she registered her service mark Rosa Veleno® after successfully winning her three-year opposition case John Veleno Vs. Sheena S. Todd. She is currently working on an EP and set to graduate with her Master of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge, for Music Industry Administration, spring 2021. During the HAPA re-air, Veleno will accept the Best Independent Short Film award on behalf of Team Reel Life.

Nia Miranda, Actress: Raised in Detroit, with Igbo Nigerian roots, filmmaker, actress, and “ARTivist” is “Bringing Love Back” through her production company. She is featured in Ty Dolla $ign’s single SULLEN SUNDAY. Nia’s latest work in the series McGraw Ave that is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Jonnae Thompson, Actress: is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and vocalist born & raised in San Diego, California. You may recognize her from Tru TV’s “Laff Tracks” and Seasons 1 & 2 of Revolt TV’s “Funny AF, or “All Def”. According to Jonnae, ordinary life is full of humor. She recently co-starred in the upcoming horror “Children of The Sun” in addition to the digital comedy series, “Car Therapy.”

Ranier Clemente, Actor: is a highly sought after engineer, songwriter, and recording artist. Under his moniker, Ray Champion partnered with multi-platinum songwriter Mickey Shiloh for EP titled “Rare DNA.” His record “Code” also appears in “Coercion.”

Lowes Moore III, Actor: is a Los Angeles based Actor and Vocalist raised in ‘Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon, New York. He recently inked with Brandi England and Ignite Artist Inc. Lowes also directed and produced six showcases this year to include, Two Roads Theater’s first-ever Virtual 30 Actors in 60 Minutes Showcase.

Dylan Fleming, Writer & Actor: is a Los Angeles based & bred music journalist, comedian, YouTuber, and podcast host. He is a graduate of Hampton University and the founder of PALM “” Dylan recently has worked in casting for Netflix’s Rhythm+Flow, season two, and partnered with Vitakari to curate their first-ever live music festival called .WAV; he also writes for The Urban Buzz.

Paul Zecharia, the Actor, is a Los Angeles-based artist from Michigan. The Columbia College, Chicago graduate has spent several years working on films, television shows, music videos, and commercials in the production space. Paul is currently focused on screenwriting and drafting his first novel.

Robert Tapia, Director: is a self-taught director, cinematography, and photography who just aspires to tell stories that make people contemplate. He joined this year’s 48 Hour Film Project called “DEAD ENDS.” and make micro-films with Mind Visual Productions.

Aneesa Nash, Editor: is a California native who studied at Los Angeles Film School. As an editor, she has assisted on projects at Netflix, OWN, and FX Networks.

EJ Lewis, Producer & 1st Assistant Director: is originally from Metro-Detroit, she has been featured in her first acting showcase, Virtual 30 Actors in 60 Minutes, available on YouTube. She has also worked on a short called “The Counselor,” which premiered September 24, 2020, streaming on UMC.

Aldin Enriquez, Writer & 1st Assistant Cinematographer: is a Riverside native and graduate from the University of California.

Teddy C. White, Cinematographer & Gaffer: is a director of photography, producer, and cinematographer from New York. The summa cum laude Los Angeles Film graduate has worked with T’keyah Crystal Kemah, Glen Plummer, Eric Roberts, and Tucker Smallwood.

Noel Palacios: Producer, Composer & Sound Editor: is the owner of Mind Visual Productions, he’s working on two feature films and recently began working with Dharmann Studios.

Tyranny Rice: Producer & Writer: is a film and creative director. She specialized in music videos and studied at Los Angeles Film School.

Lisa Marquez, Make Up Artist: is a Los Angeles based makeup & special effects artist. She is currently working towards a Master Esthetician License while serving as a frontline caregiver.

Francios Bennett, Production Assistant: is attending LA Valley College for Screen Writing. He is working on a single with artists Pretty Money and has done production work on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Wisdom of Fools.

David L. Watkin, Writer: is a writer, he worked with the team virtually during the 48hr film project.

Cassie Zambran, Make-Up Artist: is a makeup artist, she worked with the cast on set to create Coecion’s gory horror scenes.

WHAT: Founder Tina Weisinger, Co-Founder Amberr Washington, and the executive and supporting team members conquered the 2020 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards exhibited October 17th-18th. The international awards show was successfully broadcasted and streamed live from South Africa to Los Angeles. This year’s message was “I Am Because We Are One,” with hosts Ugandan socialite Zari The Boss Lady & Comedian Michael Blackson. You can find the links to the show this year’s winners and more updates on our website. The 5th annual HAPA show is scheduled for the first Sunday, November 2021!


WHEN: October 31, 2020

Connect with Rosa Veleno®

INSTAGRAM: @rosaveleno
HAPA 2020 BEST-INDIE SHORT FILM: Coercion By Team Reel Life

For interview and speaking requests, contact Lynn Jeter at or (323) 933-8007.


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Great America PAC to Run Powerful "Fracking Liars" Ad During Ohio State vs Penn State Football Game

Paid for by Great America PAC

A devastating new ad titled “Fracking Liars” will be run during the biggest college football game in Pennsylvania this weekend

President Trump’s path to re-election runs through Pennsylvania so that’s where our final efforts are focused.”

— Ed Rollins

ALEXANDRIA, VA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2020 / — Great America PAC, a leading pro-Trump Super PAC, and its Chairman Ed Rollins today announced its devastating new ad titled “Fracking Liars” will be run during the biggest college football game in Pennsylvania this weekend. Scheduled for Saturday evening, the Ohio State vs. Penn State game features two nationally ranked teams and is expected to draw a large viewership, especially in Pennsylvania. The hard-hitting “Fracking Liars” ad exposes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ dishonesty on fracking, which is a key issue in Pennsylvania.

“President Trump’s path to re-election runs through Pennsylvania so that’s where our final efforts are focused,” said Rollins. “Biden and Harris’ dishonestly on fracking is a compelling issue that will move undecided voters in the state. We are extremely proud to have raised and spent $45 million from 300,000 donors since the inception of our PAC. Our efforts have always been efficient, innovative, and provided meaningful impact. We believe they will help ensure a second victory for the President in 3 days.”

The powerful “Fracking Liars” ad, is being run during the Penn State game tomorrow as well as during the pre-game for the Philadelphia Eagle’s Sunday Night Football game.

Great America PAC is a leading pro-Trump Super PAC led by veteran Republican strategist, Ed Rollins. Since 2016, the group raised and spent $45 million in support of Donald Trump’s candidacy, presidency, and agenda. The group is one of the most active on the national political landscape, with over 300,000 contributors, broadcasting more than 30,000 TV spots and 300,000 radio ads, placing 30 million phone calls and text messages, sending over 2.5 million pieces of mail, and maintaining a file of millions of active, engaged Trump supporters across the country.

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Academy Award-Nominated Director David Massey Leads Panel of Top Filmmakers in “The Art of Documentary Filmmaking”

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All aspects of documentary filmmaking explored in virtual panel by award-winning & academy nominated filmmakers including genre, acquisition of footage & more.

The panelists will share their personal journey as documentarians, discuss distribution strategies, explain how funding was secured, describe their storytelling approach and documentary genre. ”

— David Massey, Academy-Nominated Director

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, October 30, 2020 / — (Hollywood, CA) – The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced today that Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, David Massey "Last Breeze of Summer" will moderate the first of the 10 plus panels offered at the 26th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSFS) airing online now through Sunday, November 29, 2020 on www.BHERC.TV with more than 140 films from 18 countries and 20 US states. The panel hosted by the Association of Black Documentary Filmmakers West ( will take place online Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00PM (PDT). This event is free on a first come first served basis.

Mr. Massey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Education from Ohio Dominican College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in advanced film & television studies from the American Film Institute. His 1992 film, "Last Breeze of Summer", was nominated for an Academy Award making Massey the first African-American to be nominated in the Live-Action Short Film category. Massey has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. The Martin Ritt Scholarship, Eastman Kodak Second Century Honoree, inductee at The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, The National Education Association for the "Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting", Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart and is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His recent documentary “Not All Lost” a PBS Black History feature shares exhilarating stories of Black youth thriving and becoming successful despite difficult circumstances.

For the Art of Documentary Filmmaking panel, Mr. Massey has assembled five award-winning filmmakers Jerry Henry, DP-Director-Cinematographer, "St. Louis Superman", Mellisa Haizlip, Producer-Director-Writer, “Mr. SOUL!”, Frank Dawson, Director “Agents of Change”, Kimberly Browning, Producer-Director, “Room 19”and Nathaniel Kahn, Director “My Architect. Their films have been nominated for Academy Awards and screened at national and international festivals. The panelists will share their personal journey as documentarians, discuss distribution strategies, explain how funding was secured, describe their storytelling approach and documentary genre.

About the 26th AAFM Festival
The Festival includes 140 films,10 panels, special events and debuts as a virtual experience this year
due to COVID – 19 on the BHERC streaming service www.BHERC.TV October 23 through November 29, 2020. Festival passes are available online at www.bherc.TV. $75.00 for a full Festival Pass, $25.00 for a Day Pass and $10.00 for a block of 5 films. All panels and special events are Free.

About the Panelists
Jerry Henry is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer who received his MFA degree from UCLA's prestigious Production Program with an emphasis on Documentary and Cinematography. His award-winning short documentary "I Promise Africa" premiered in over 100 film festivals around the world and won many prestigious awards. Jerry’s visual talents can be seen in the Oscar nominated documentaries such as "Exit Through The Gift Shop" a Peabody Award winning documentary "American Revolutionary", The Grammy Award winning HBO doc series titled The Defiant Ones which chronicles the life and work of Dr. Dre. and Jimmy Iovine, “The Rachel Divide” that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix and his current Netflix 4-part doc series titled "High on the Hog,” directed by Academy Award winning Director Roger Ross Williams which is set for release in 2021.

Kimberley Browning is a film festival professional and filmmaker based in Los Angeles who began her career working in production at Disney's Touchstone Television. Her recent feature film producing credits include “UPROOTED: The Journey of Jazz Dance which recent won Best Musical Documentary at Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival, and Audience Award for Best Film at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Executive Producer of “EARBUDS: A Podcasting Documentary”, featuring standup comics Mark Marin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Hardwick and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Apple TV and current production of the upcoming documentary “Acting Like Nothing is Wrong”. She is the Founder/Festival Director of Hollywood Shorts, currently in its 22nd season.

Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. Her work responds to pressing social issues at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, activism, and representation. Music, female transformation, and empowerment are at the core of all her ideas, with the goal being to advocate and amplify the voices of women and people of color. Melissa’s feature documentary, Mr. SOUL! has been awarded a finalist for the 2019 inaugural Library of Congress Lavine / Ken Burns Prize for Film. The film won Best Music Documentary at the 2018 International Documentary Association Awards. Mr. SOUL! has been nominated for five Critic’s Choice Awards (2021), including Best Documentary Feature.

Frank Dawson is a Producer-writer, and founding partner in NuHouse Media Group, and the Co-Producer/Director of the documentary film, “Agents of Change”. As a Primetime TV Executive at CBS, Frank later coordinated the development of series scripts and production of television series including, "Private Benjamin", “Alice”, "Magnum, P.I”, and "Cagney and Lacey". He served as Director of Comedy at Universal served as Director of Comedy Development, where he was involved in the production of "Charles In Charge" (CBS) and "Domestic Life" (CBS), as Director of Programming, on the NBC dramatic series, "Miami Vice", while also spearheading the creation and launching of the ABC network comedy series, "He’s The Mayor",

Nathaniel Kahn is an award-winning filmmaker. His 2018 documentary, “The Price of Everything”, premiered at Sundance, was broadcast on HBO and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Kahn's 2003 film, “My Architect” , about his father, architect Louis Kahn, won the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding direction of a documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy. “My Architect” is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Kahn’s 2007 film “Two Hands”, about the late concert pianist Leon Fleisher, was also nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy.

The Festival includes 140 films, 10 plus panels, online now thru November 29, 2020. Log on to www.BHERC.TV to get your Festival Pass Full 75.00, Day 25.00 or Block of 5 10.00.

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Fox44's Loving Living Local Central Texas & AlliedOne Marketing

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Recently, AlliedOne Marketing was asked to come on to Fox to discuss how marketing has changed for small businesses in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

WACO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 / — AlliedOne Marketing's Founder, Brandon Thompson, was recently a featured guest on KWKT Fox 44's "Loving Living Local Central Texas". Based in the Waco, TX area, AlliedOne Marketing has been working with clients & team members worldwide, but has never forgotten his local roots. "We love helping local businesses", mentions Brandon when talking with Nohely and Amanda.

Founded in 2016, AlliedOne Marketing is a marketing agency that has a strong retention rate and continues to develop new ways to help their clients achieve their business goals. "Whatever the goals of the customer are, we have a solution for them", is one of A1M's most competitive advantages. Helping local businesses become more successful is AlliedOne Marketing's passion.

Even with the uncertainty that 2020 has brought to business owners, AlliedOne Marketing has continued to find traditional, non-traditional, and digital advertising methods for their clients for new and continued business success. Visit for a complete list of marketing solutions offered and for additional client reviews.

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Jerry Leisure Interviewed by DotCom Magazine for The Entrepreneur Spotlight Video Interview Series. A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview.

Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “The interview with Jerry Leisure was remarkably interesting and informative. Officium is a game-changer.””

— Andy "Jake" Jacob, CEO, DotCom Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 / — Jerry Leisure, CEO of Officium Labs has been interviewed by DotCom Magazine as part of the online magazine’s Entrepreneur Spotlight Interview Series.
Jerry Leisure, CEO of Officium Labs, joins other leading CEO’s. Founders, and thought leaders that have participated in this informative video interview series. In the interview, Jerry Leisure discusses new initiatives at Officium Labs, and shares thoughts on leadership and entrepreneurship. Jerry Leisure joins other leaders building strong and compelling companies who have been invited to participate on the video series.
Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “The interview with Jerry Leisure was remarkably interesting and informative. Anyone, especially entrepreneurs, can learn from his approach and the way his company offers wisdom and insight in the customer service space. Officium is a game-changer.”
DotCom Magazine is a leading news platform providing fascinating interviews with news makers, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. DotCom Magazine is the leader in putting people with insatiable entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of every story it publishes. The Entrepreneur Spotlight Interview Video Series looks at business through the lens of a successful entrepreneur’s mindset. The Entrepreneur Spotlight Series has included many high-profile leaders, including Inc 5000 founders, Ted Talk presenters, ABC Shark Tank participants, Forbes Council members, venture backed visionaries, and many other wonderful thought leaders and entrepreneurs. DotCom Magazine covers real entrepreneur stories making a difference. Regardless of who the entrepreneur is, where they live, or what they are doing, if it is interesting and newsworthy, DotCom Magazine covers it. The people at DotCom Magazine considers the newsworthiness of the story and what our readers want to learn about. If something is important to their readers, it is important to DotCom Magazine. The people at DotCom Magazine believe in including a diverse range of entrepreneur voices in our reporting, actively pursuing diversity in our entrepreneurs, and listening to our readers and viewers to make sure we are as open and responsive as possible.

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Ahipoki Hosting November Program to Support Injured Military Heroes through Infinite Hero Foundation

Donate at any Ahipoki location during November to help give our military heroes the support they need to heal.

Donate at any Ahipoki location during November to help give our military heroes the support they need to heal.

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A lot of people don’t realize that when veterans become disabled, a lot of them shut down, ”

— SGT Jerry DeVaul, US Army (Ret.), a veteran served by the organization

DIAMOND BAR, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 / — This November, in recognition of National Veterans & Military Family Month, all Ahipoki restaurants across California and Arizona will engage their communities in supporting the Infinite Hero Foundation. Customers can donate any amount at the register to support programs for veterans with service related injuries. Those who contribute $10 or more will receive a $5 coupon towards their next order at Ahipoki.

Funds raised from November 1 through November 30, 2020 will support innovative programs that serve activity duty and veterans with service-related mental and physical injuries. Infinite Hero advances cutting edge treatments in brain health, physical rehabilitation, suicide prevention, leadership development and family support.

“A lot of people don’t realize that when veterans become disabled, a lot of them shut down,” says SGT Jerry DeVaul, US Army (Ret.), a veteran served by the organization. "They’re helping veterans overcome obstacles every single day that other organizations don’t even think about.”

Infinite Hero Foundation and Ahipoki are working together to give our military heroes the support they need to heal.

About Ahipoki:
The Ahipoki concept was born out of the desire of a restaurant group wanting to bring a much needed health-conscious California inspired seafood restaurant with a south pacific flair to its customers. Health conscious poke bowl lovers can sit down and relax in a laid-back atmosphere all while enjoying the fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian flavors coupled with a fresh fish experience normally found outside of a quick serve restaurant.

About Infinite Hero Foundation:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Infinite Hero Foundation combats the most difficult front line issues – mental and physical – facing returning military heroes and their families. The Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and the accessibility of effective treatments for active duty and veterans dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries across the US. For more information, please visit:

Media contacts:

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Richard Carson, Army Combat Medic (retired), was presented with an Mobius Mobility iBOT personal mobility device.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Goes “Inside the Cutting Room of Sam O’Steen” on November 19th

The Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly event series continues in November with Author & Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen and a panel of seven editors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 / — Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in November with an in-depth look at the work of legendary editor Sam O’Steen.

Inside Episode V: This panel will honor legendary editor Sam O’Steen. He first found acclaim for his work in the late 1960s, at a time when the studio system was crumbling, and independent filmmakers were captivating young audiences with personal, provocative narratives and experiments with sound, music, cinematography, and editing. These shifts all elevated the status of the editor. Bobbie O’Steen, who was Sam’s wife and collaborator, is a film historian whose book, "Cut to the Chase," is filled with Sam's behind-the-scenes stories on such landmark films as “The Graduate,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “Chinatown.” She will moderate the panel of seven editors, who will share and discuss specific scenes that show how Sam’s work inspired them.

Panelists for this event will include Michael R. Miller, ACE (“Miller's Crossing, Armageddon”), Darrin Navarro, ACE (“Ballers,” “Mozart in the Jungle”), Suzana Peric (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Pianist”), Terilyn Shropshire, ACE (“The Old Guard,” “Eves Bayou”), Zach Staenberg, ACE (“The Matrix” Trilogy, “Pacific Rim: Uprising”) & more!*

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event. The event will be live at 5:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM PST on November 19th. This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock. Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event. To register, please go to

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Dr. Anthony Fauci

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ZZozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe

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Cielo Gala Launched the 30th Anniversary and Raised Critical Funds for the Latino Commission on AIDS

We are thankful to all who uplift and help us to continue our work to meet the health care needs of our Latino communities.

— Guillermo Chacon, President & CEO of the Latino Commission on AIDS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 30, 2020 / — Last night, the Latino Commission on AIDS successfully kicked-off the commemoration of its 30th anniversary at its annual Cielo Gala, distributed virtually for the first time ever and available for viewing at

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health received the Esperanza (Hope) Award for his professional dedication to HIV/AIDS research and to the discovery of a vaccine or functional cure for the disease. The Coca-Cola Company was honored with the Business Leadership Award for its support of public-private partnerships in Africa to help prevent and respond to the pandemic throughout the continent. There was also a special tribute to Dennis deLeon, human rights lawyer, AIDS activist and former president of the Latino Commission on AIDS who passed away due to HIV complications in late 2010.

Other highlights of the show were the presentation of the Commission’s newest Madrina, Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019, a sneak-peak of a new capsule collection inspired by the Commission’s 30th anniversary by Venezuelan fashion designer Nabys Vielman. A spoken word performance that reflected on the service and impact of the Latino Commission over the last three decades directed by Maria Torres O’Connor, and special musical selections by three-time Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra led by Oscar Hernandez. Maria Hinojosa, Emmy award-winning journalist, founder of the Futuro Media Group, and author of the new bestseller Once I Was You, served as Master of Ceremonies

"To have the support of our sponsors and individual donors now, as we live through the crisis of the current pandemic and kick-off our 30th anniversary, is especially meaningful and important to our organization,” said Guillermo Chacon, president and CEO of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “We are thankful to all who uplift and help us to continue our work to meet the health care needs of our Latino communities.”

The Cielo Gala is an important platform to recognize the work of those who support the Commission’s goals of ending HIV and AIDS and improving overall health outcomes and wellness for the Hispanic/Latinx community. The Commission now faces a new battle against the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable, including those living with HIV and AIDS who may have compromised immune systems.

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About the Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and address the impact of HIV and AIDS, viral Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Hispanic/Latinx community. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos in the South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Commission is also the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to addressing health disparities.

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Konstantin Lichtenwald Discusses What Happens When a Company Holds an Initial Public Offering (IPO)

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When Companies Hold an Initial Public Offering (IPO), This Is a Big Move and Konstantin Lichtenwald Is Here To Discuss It

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, October 30, 2020 / — There is a saying that people need to spend money and make money and companies are going to have a hard time getting their ideas off the ground if they are not able to raise enough money to conduct research, stock up on inventory, and market their products and services. Therefore, there are times when a company might conduct something called an IPO, which stands for an Initial Public Offering. This is a major move that has to be done with a significant amount of research and planning. Konstantin Lichtenwald is here to discuss this. It is critical for investors to understand what an IPO means for a company, which Konstantin Lichtenwald of Vancouver will cover.

Konstantin Lichtenwald Discusses What Happens Prior to an Initial Public Offering
Konstantin Lichtenwald understands that the decision to go forward with an IPO is not an easy one for the company. When a company is short on cash, they look for new investors; however, there comes a time when these companies might not be able to find it. In this situation, they turn to the public for help. An investment bank will conduct some research on the demand for public shares of the company and suggest a price for the IPO. Then, Konstantin Lichtenwald knows that companies will have to review the regulations from the SEC and make sure they are met before they move forward.

Konstantin Lichtenwald Discusses Investors and Initial Public Offerings
Konstantin Lichtenwald understands that many investors are interested in IPOs; however, it is important for everyone to listen to Konstantin Lichtenwald and understand that investing in a company that is having an IPO can be risky. There is not a lot of information to use when it comes to buying shares of a company on the day of its IPO. Therefore, all investors need to think carefully before they jump in to such a risky investment that could lead to issues down the road.

Konstantin Lichtenwald Discusses What Companies Do with the Money From an Initial Public Offering
Once a company has completed its IPO, it is now a publicly-traded company on the stock exchange. Every time someone buys a share of the company, that company is going to receive the money from that sale and can use it to carry out a wide variety of activities. Konstantin Lichtenwald knows that some companies might use this money to conduct research and development. Konstantin Lichtenwald of Vancouver also knows that some companies might use this money to stock up on their inventory and make sure they are able to meet the demands of their customers. An IPO can provide companies with the money they need to grow.

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