Pennsylvania’s Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa reopens April 21st

Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa

Spa Cuisine, Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa

Fitness, Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa

One of America’s most affordable health spas, Pennsylvania's Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa reopens for its 40th anniversary season on April 21st.

We’re here to make our guests’ experiences as effortless as possible and provide them with an all-inclusive menu of spa services, a myriad of fitness activities and nutritious cuisine.”

— Joan Wolff

STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — One of America’s most affordable health spas, Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa reopens for its 40th anniversary season on April 21, 2019. Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains and situated on 12 sprawling acres of gently rolling hills and lush greenery, Deerfield provides a warm and welcoming environment for all people to escape the stresses of everyday life, develop positive self-care habits, improve their overall health and well-being, learn a balanced approach to eating and live their best life.

Deerfield was created in 1979 by Frieda Eisenkraft. Her daughter, Joan Wolff, took over in 1999 and has led the growth of Deerfield ever since. It is an award-winning health resort that has it all – a relaxed attitude and atmosphere and a state-of- the-art destination spa offering the latest in exercise philosophy and fitness programs. Attentive, energetic instructors provide exercise classes that raise heart rates as well as spirits. Spacious gyms, rich with natural light and golden wooden floors, are perfect for fitness and yoga classes. Hiking is another favorite activity at Deerfield, with numerous trails through the Pocono forest.

“We are excited to see Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa open for its 40th season,” says former guest and Spas of America president and founder Craig Oliver says, “In addition to being one of the most friendly health spas in the country, Deerfield is also one of the most affordable, putting the benefits of health, exercise, nutrition and weight loss within reach of many people.”

Joan Wolff, spa director of Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa says, “We’re here to make our guests’ experiences as effortless as possible and provide them with an all-inclusive menu of spa services, a myriad of fitness activities and nutritious cuisine that keep your body and mind energized. With a serene natural backdrop, friendly and caring staff and down-to-earth accommodations, our retreat is the perfect place to disconnect, nurture yourself, improve your overall health and well-being and connect with community.”

Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa was named one of the Top 100 Spas of 2018 and one of the leading spas in Pennsylvania by Spas of America. To celebrate the reopening of Deerfield for its 40th year, the retreat is offering three specials: 10 days for the price of a week; 15% off a five-night stay; or 10% off for a three-night stay. For more information, visit them online at or call 800.852.4494.

About Spas of America
Spas of America is the largest spa and wellness travel website, showcasing 800 of the best resort, hotel and health spas to consumers around the world. They inspire healthy living and travel by providing consumers with a beautiful, clean, easy-to-use online experience in HD quality. Launched in 2005, Spas of America receives more than one million-page views annually. The site’s traffic is very targeted: 90% U.S. and Canada; 70% female; 25-65 years of age (median age 39); college educated; high household income; and health, wellness and travel oriented. The website allows consumers to search for spas by name, keyword, location or experience, and to browse spas on an interactive map. Visit them online at or call 888.688.7727.

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Tricia Andreassen Book Hits #1 Best Seller and 4 Additional Best Seller Categories

Tricia Andreassen Christian Conference Speaker, Media Personality and Author

Tricia Andreassen Author

Inspirational Speaker, Singer and Author Tricia Andreassen

Inspirational Speaker, Singer and Author Tricia Andreassen

CEO Tricia Andreassen of Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute

Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute

Amazon #1 Best Seller Christian Living

Amazon #1 Best Seller

Inspirational Conference Speaker and Best Selling Author Tricia Andreassen Hits Best Seller status in 5 Categories on Amazon


"There is a warrior strength inside of us when we were born. As we progress through life we may forget this strength or even begin to believe we never had it. You can find it again!”

— Tricia Andreassen

HICKORY , NC, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — The Christian Faith and Inspirational book ‘Unlock Your Inner Warrior” is written by Tricia Andreassen as well as other Co-Authors such as Anna Brehm Anderson, Kate Bancroft, Chestina Parker Dowgiewicz, Jacquie Fazekas, Lydia Gates, Paula Pierce, Samuel Rowland, Edward Reed, Amanda Powell, Carlos Vargas, Aarti Royan and Taffiney Nolan Williams. Tricia Andreassen, CEO of Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute is a part of the launch for this book as well as in development work with curriculum that can be used in schools, churches or personal study programs throughout the country. This book is specifically focused on how to tap in to the warrior strength that lies within each of us. It included devotional sections to help the reader know how to put into practice certain actions and mindset strategies to accomplish this.

“To read the stories from these contributors and their personal experience of battling cancer, bullying, and grief is so inspiring. Our youngest writer Samuel Rowland is just 11 years old. His story of dealing with being legally blind and overcoming situations such as bullying teaches all of us at any age that we have been uniquely built for a purpose. Comments Andreassen. “My hope is that if you are feeling lost and are trying to find the way back to yourself and your identity that you will pick up this book. My personal writing is from one of the most intimate experiences in my childhood and sharing with the reader how God gave me strengths, talents and gifts that helped me grow into my purpose. My desire is that everyone can find that inner strength and recognize the wonderful parts of themselves.

The book can be purchased at and is a book that falls within the Warrior Series books covering topics such a resilience, hope, courage, endurance and forgiveness. Email for a screenshot of your purchase and online review and access some private teachings from the Authors on how to step into your warrior strength. To inquire about booking Unstoppable Warrior, Tricia Andreassen to speak at your next event email

Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute mission is to help aspiring writers unlock their voice, discover the story within their heart that can bring a message of hope, encouragement, faith. It also publishes inspirational leadership and business success strategies that are built on the foundations of Biblical Principles. The learning division is focused on providing educational resources to grow in multiple areas of life including: personal growth, parenting, dream building, business and marketing, faith and spiritual growth as well as writing retreats that help aspiring Authors become published. Manuscript submissions are reviewed for potential publishing through CEO Tricia Andreassen as Authors are hand selected based on the integrity and genre.
Andreassen’s personal coaching practice varies on the individual on what they want to achieve whether it is business related or personal growth related. She also leads a team of faculty and coaches that provide specialized knowledge in their fields of expertise. She also offers coaching and public relations strategies that include how to teach Speakers and Authors on how to develop their story and turn it into a Keynote, Course or a Book. Andreassen’s first business book, Interfusion Marketing: Unlock The Secret Code To Dominate Your Market hit #1 in less than 5 hours of book launch and has continued to be offered internationally and on the best seller list for over 59 weeks spanning multiple categories. She now is a Multi-Time Best Selling Author in Business, Personal Growth and Faith. She has used her expertise in major network settings such as Good Morning Britain, Dr. Oz, UplifTV, 700 Club Canada and other media outlets such as radio and podcasts.

All of Creative Life Publishing Authors are featured in the website with their own biography page to showcase their background and specific contact information. Authors signed with Creative Life have been featured on major news networks ranging from Good Morning America, 20/20, Animal Planet, NBC, Dr. Phil, and many more venues.

For more information on Tricia Andreassen and Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute visit or For information on how to become a published Author and learn the strategies of becoming a Best Selling Author, Professional Speaker or have a desire to leverage your existing book into keynote topics, workshops and courses with a clear message visit please email

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Buckingham Place a Major Driver for New Home Sales in 2018

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — Mount Prospect, IL – Wingspan Development Group’s Buckingham Place recorded one of the highest volumes of new home sales in the Chicago suburbs. Tracy Cross & Associates, a nationally recognized real estate research consultant and market research firm, reported that 2018 saw improving new home sales in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. In the report, they discuss a modest increase in overall sales with stronger growth in the suburbs. Builders in suburban areas saw a 7.4% increase in sales recorded from 2017 (3,423) to 2018 (3,677).

As far as specific developments, Buckingham Place came in fifth place with total sales of 58. This strong performance helped vault Des Plaines into the top five municipalities with 130 new home sales. Tracy Cross attributed the jump to the addition of Buckingham Place and two other active developments. To read the full Tracy Cross report, follow the link here.

“We’re pleased but not surprised by the success at Buckingham Place. It’s a great location and community and we picked a solid builder partner in Ryan Homes.” said Chris Coleman, VP of Development for Wingspan. “Des Plaines is rapidly becoming a place that people want to move to and live in. Buckingham Place’s proximity to downtown Des Plaines, the Cumberland Metra station, O’Hare and Rosemont make it an excellent location, while the additional amenities we’ve included on site add to the quality of the community.”
Buckingham Place is a 21 acre development on Northwest Highway which Wingspan rezoned and redeveloped for 127 rowhomes and 267 luxury apartments. Ryan Homes was selected as the builder for the rowhomes. Ryan is the marketing brand of NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) one of America’s leading homebuilders. The company serves homebuyers in 32 metropolitan areas in fourteen states.

Wingspan Development Group delivers the highest quality projects across multiple real estate segments; residential, commercial, mixed use and land development. The firm’s core team has over 80 years of real estate and construction experience combined with an unparalleled commitment to detail and execution. By blending broad capabilities and a nimble organization, Wingspan capitalizes on diverse market opportunities to create value for clients and stakeholders.

Wingspan has offices in Mount Prospect, IL and Milwaukee, WI. For more information, call 847.394.6200 or e-mail

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You can't buy exposure like this. Our customers love us and now they can share their buying experience with their family and friends.Vboost is a turnkey way to make that happen with a real WOW factor.”

— Al Gillespie, CMO of the Feldman Auto Group

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — Vboost (, a viral marketing company for auto dealers, today announced it has expanded its footprint in the Midwest and the East Coast by signing more dealer groups. While the company's primary focus has been on the West Coast, in the first quarter of 2019 Vboost signed the Feldman Auto Group in Michigan/OH, the Lindsay Auto Group in VA, and several in dealerships in New York. Vboost is highly scalable for both large and small groups alike, and these dealers are seeing an increase in referral business and converting more leads.

“We are especially excited to work with Feldman since they partnered with Mark Wahlberg in Columbus, OH, forming Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet which has been getting much buzz recently,” said Paul Moran, Vboost President, and CEO. “After a pilot program with two of the Feldman dealerships, they added Vboost throughout the entire group,” Moran added.

Vboost has perfected a quick and easy process to capture photos at the time of vehicle delivery and quickly gets those "branded" photos out to the customer. Now the customer becomes the dealer's advocate by posting/sharing the images. The captured photos are stitched into a slideshow set to music and sent to the customer. The salesperson can input the customer’s music and song preference from classic rock, to Latin, country, oldies and more. Vboost pays the publishing rights so dealers can use nearly any song they choose. Customers share these videos via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social platforms, and email them to their friends and family.

“You can't buy exposure like this. Our customers love us, and now they can share their buying experience with their family and friends. Dealers all know we should be sharing more photos, Vboost gives us a turnkey way to make that happen with a real WOW factor,” stated Al Gillespie, CMO of the Feldman Auto Group.

The Vboost Viral Marketing Platform delivers and tracks thousands of viral messages monthly – all designed to create referral business for dealers and their salespeople. With just a few clicks on a mobile app, hundreds of Vboost auto dealer clients send thousands of viral messages every month, reaching new customers through the customers' friends and family. These viral marketing messages promote the dealership and the sales rep, creating referrals. The customer receives the content in a format that compels them to share on their own terms. The shares and views are then tracked and optimized.

“Photos at delivery have become a way of life. Capturing the buying experience is valuable and getting the customer to share their excitement has great value to the dealership and the sales rep. Our turnkey process is essential to creating volume as viral marketing is the new Word-of-Mouth,” Moran said.

For more information click on this Vboost overview video: Alternatively, for additional information and to schedule a demonstration call: 800-799-3130, or visit

About Vboost:

Based in Newport Beach, CA, Vboost, Inc. is the first proactive process to create positive viral marketing in the retail automotive space. It involves a streamlined process via a mobile application and three unique technologies which collect customer photos at the time of vehicle delivery, convert them to custom music videos and then send them directly to the customer via email or text. By delivering these branded messages to customers during their emotional highpoint, most customers are compelled to upload and share these videos with family and friends via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, email and other social media platforms. Best of all, results from each viral marketing campaign are being monitored, quantified and reported back to the dealers.

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Girikon’s first webinar has provided an insight to the depth of technical knowledge of Girikon’s Salesforce Consultants

Salesforce CPQ

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — On the 25th January 2019 Girikon team members Sonika Tomar, Salesforce Consultant and Awanish Shukla, Lead Architect joined Satya Sekhar, Senior Salesforce Evangelist to participate in Girikon’s first Salesforce webinar with great reviews and a fantastic turnout. Sonika is an active member of the Salesforce Community and Awanish is a CPQ expert has 13+ years-experience in various domain and specialises migrating customers from various CRMs in the market to the Salesforce Platform.

Recording of the CPQ Webinar Migrate legacy Salesforce CPQ to Advanced Calculator with the help of JSQCP webinar is here at

The webinar followed an interesting and engaging format which was led by questions from Satya and webinar provided a high level view of Salesforce CPQ which included how the quote process works without Salesforce CPQ, how CPQ assists with the lead to quote process including increasing quotation creation, elimination of errors in quotation, reducing the reliance on memory for different price and discount rules and the ability to auto generate documentation such as quote.

For an audience which were interested in the technical aspects of CPQ and how to migrate from legacy CPQ to the Advance Calculator Sonika gave a concise and important introduction to CPQ including running through a complete CPQ process and an explanation on the Product and Price rules used by the quote calculator and the type of products rules. This was great introduction to the webinar and got everyone in the mood to jump into the technical aspects of the webinar and what they were all there to hear.

Girikon’s Lead Salesforce Architect, Awanish continued with a great lead in introduction to the CPQ Calculators including the Legacy and Advances Calculators, the technology underpinning each and advantages using the Advanced Calculator which runs on JavaScript and the calls to Heroku for faster calculations. Awanish continued to explain the preparation steps required for migration to the advanced calculator and links for important content freely available from Salesforce. The audience would have been impressed by this stage at quality information and technical acumen of Girikon’s Lead Salesforce Architect.

The webinar continued to provide the audience with priceless information, tips and guidance on formula level changes required before migration, what was supported and not supported in the framework. Guidance and further content were given to know before starting with JSQCP including moving complex logic, workflow builder updates and security.

Satya, continued to lead with questions which shaped the rest of the webinar and provided the audience with hands on scenarios. Sonika and Awanish completed the webinar with a demonstration which included three common requirements which are common in most CPQ implementations.

Alok Anibha, Head of Salesforce Practice @ Girikon commented, “After a lot of hard work the team did an amazing job in setting up and completing Girikon’s first Salesforce webinar. I want to pass on my appreciation to everyone involved and look forward too many more in the future”

The webinar was a success and showed how Advanced Calculator can boost the runtime of quote creation, the audience discovered what to consider before migration, understood the quote calculator, security plugins and learnt more about price rules, product rules and promises in quote calculator.

Girikon is proud of the team and congratulates all involved in setting up and successfully completing its first webinar. Our experienced and certified Salesforce Consultants include Salesforce Architects, Platform Developers, Salesforce BA and Salesforce Admin. Ask Girikon about your next Salesforce Implementation, IT development project, migration, Integration (MuleSoft) or Salesforce support.

Girikon Australia can be contacted toll-free on +61 1300 332 888 and can be found at Level 1 & 2 161 Collins Street Melbourne.

Girikon is headquartered at Phoenix, USA 15433 N Tatum Blvd #105, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA and can be contacted at +1 480-382-1320.

Visit for further details on next webinar in May 2019.

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How Shopin's Retail Intelligence Data Engine Works

How Shopin’s Retail Intelligence Data Engine Works

Displaying network effects of brands within a retailer in context of where that brand is represented in the rest of the retail economy

Displaying network effects of brands within a retailer in context of where that brand is represented in the rest of the retail economy

Leveraging 3.5Bn purchase data transactions, and 30MM SKU connections, Shopin releases its A.I. Retail Intelligence Data Engine to the world of retail.

R.I.D.E. democratizes and decentralizes the powerful purchase data and technology advantages that gives retail giants like Amazon and Alibaba the bleeding-edge advantage.”

— Eran Eyal

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITES STATES, April 14, 2019 / — Leveraging more than 3.5 billion purchase data transactions, 30 million SKU connections and 67,000 brands, Shopin releases its patent-protected artificial intelligence engine to democratize and decentralize the forecasting and recommendation power of retail giants to the rest of the retail economy.

Shopin takes the first steps in commercializing their visual artificial intelligence, NLP and decentralization technologies with the release of R.I.D.E., the Retail Intelligence Data Engine.

Retail giants like Amazon boast incredible conversions to sales as they have a data fabric where they leverage all the purchase data from so many retailers, brands and consumers in their platform. They have cultivated the technical prowess to identify all the product interrelationships contextually for ultimate recommendations, forecasting insights and personalization. This data fabric is so powerful that Amazon’s purchase-data driven product recommendation bar accounts for 35% of their revenue (about 15% of the total U.S. e-commerce revenue – via Rejoiner).

In contrast, the world of retail never shares their data with one another and builds disparate technology stacks, resulting in less than 3% of consumers on average convert into a sale on a retailer website (Statista).

So the big question is: how does one get the purchase data to make sense of the decentralized world of retail and build a data fabric for all retailers and brands to access scalably?

“As we build towards the release of ShopChain and our decentralized universal shopper profile in 2019, we started looking for more purchase data to train our visual artificial intelligence engine. That’s when Georgi Gospodinov, our CTO had a ‘Eureka’ moment, leading us to create R.I.D.E.” Eran Eyal, Founder and CEO at Shopin, confides.

Eyal elaborates, “He envisaged a method to gather and analyze purchase data without retailers actually taking the risk of giving it to us initially. It’s pretty amazing as it offers such huge value with no risk on the part of the client.”.

R.I.D.E. looks for the cooccurrences between brands and products no matter where they are sold, revealing critical insights such as:

Which brands and products are under-represented in a retailer’s catalogue?

Revealing to brands how their products are sold everywhere and what else customers are buying with their products, allowing them to forecast, reveal trends, spot ideal partnerships or acquisitions opportunities, and how to recommend and place products

The potential adverse effects of removing a brand or product from one’s catalogue – how the sales of other associated products could be harmed

Which brands or products to import into new territories based on what is already being sold. Which items pair the best to increase basket sizes

Potential investment or trading signals, using the ShopScore to measure which brands are most influential or the scope of the influence on other products and brands
Georgi Gospodinov, CTO of Shopin and inventor of R.I.D.E. adds: “R.I.D.E. generates a global data fabric by interpreting and integrating the premium purchase data by all major and mid-size retailers. Our proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms further mine the data fabric for relevant insights and generate recommendations. Beyond that, R.I.D.E. sets the stage for ShopChain and the larger Shopin vision by setting standards for handling customer profile data and leveraging a blockchain to accomplish that.”

Download the R.I.D.E. brochure: here

About Shopin:

Shopin is a universal shopper profile, built on the blockchain and powered by our proprietary artificial intelligence tools, which delivers shoppers the most personal experience in every site and app, as well as in store, by working with retailers to give shoppers control of their purchased data.

When shoppers own the best of their data, we can enable retailers to advertise directly to the shopper, who gets 85% of the ad revenue to spend back in the world of retail through the Shopin and branded tokens.

Our mission is to transform the retail web into a decentralized Amazon model through our proprietary artificial intelligence tools and blockchain approach. We’re driven to ensure that timeless brands have the opportunity and tools to remain timeless.

Eran Eyal

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04/26-28th Free Workshops & Demos to Celebrate World Qigong Taichi Day @ Eastover, Lenox, MA w 20+ World Known Masters

Reception hall, library, tea room, meditation room, board room and luxuries bedrooms

Totally renovated nostalgic Berkshire Summer Cottage

The Path

The Path

Mt. Greylock

Beautiful Scenic Views

A weekend of free workshops, presentations and demos of 20+ world masters of Qigong Taichi, Chinese Medicine, Martial Art, Buddhism, Dao, Psychology, Hypnosis

We are infinitely free beings, the embodiment of love on every level, sparks of the divine, perfect and full”

— Former National Martial Art Head Coach Junfeng Li

LENOX,, MA, US, April 14, 2019 / — World Taichi Day at Eastover, in Lenox Mass.

The Berkshires are once again a major headquarters for World Qigong Taichi Day, Saturday, April 27th, as dozens of internationally recognized teachers of Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy—including many native China Masters— return to Eastover to offer FREE demonstrations and workshops for both beginners and advanced students. Organized by “for people to come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world,” this annual event is celebrated on the last Saturday of April in hundreds of cities in 80 nations. Bring your friends & family and dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions, gaining practical experience, and learning modern applications.

The exquisite 600 wooded acres of Eastover, nestled against a mountain side, is an ideal setting for Qigong and Taichi which are both derived from an intimate relationship with the natural world, animate and inanimate, as reflected in the very names of some of the forms to be shared on Saturday, such as “Animal Frolics” and “Waterfall Qigong”.
Teachers include:
• Sifu Lee Moy Shan aka Grandmaster (GM) Douglas Lee, the first student taught by Grandmaster Moy Yat in the United States.

• Teresa Yeung, a Generational Master of Qigong, the sole successor of Grandmaster Weizhao Wu’s lineage, and founder of the Pureland International Qi Gong.

• Zhantao Lin, chairman of the Chinese Musicians Association of Boston and Erhu professor at the Guangxi Arts Institution.

• Sifu Terrence Dunn, a master instructor of Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts with more than 42 years of training, who has popularized Tai Chi Chuan and authentic Qigong practices throughout America and Europe through his highly acclaimed Tai Chi for Health and Chi Kung For Health DVD series.

• Loch Kelly, author of The Way of Effortless Mindfulness and founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute.

• Jianye Jiang, Taichi grand master and tournament judge in the US and China. Master Jiang has produced over 300 instructional videos in Chinese martial arts and qigong.

• Master Yun Ping Hu, who trained with Hongqin Yu and the Taiji Prince Sitan Chen, and has won more than 10 gold medals in Tai Chi Quan competitions in the US.

• Yan Zheng, a master healer residing in LA. who combines hypnosis, Chinese Kung Fu, antediluvian energy approach and mind-body connection reading.

• Jay Emmanuel, author of The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds and Vibrations, the Power of the Mind and the Voice, who masterfully blends voice, colors, lights and sounds, and the use of Seven Alchemy Quartz Crystal Bowls and Himalayan Bowls calibrated to specific frequencies in the human body to achieve maximum sound healing.

There will also be a performance of Taichi 13 Knives, by The Boston Taichi Quang Association
Those choosing to stay over for the full weekend can take advantage of additional free offerings on Friday evening and Sunday morning. The Sunday morning sessions feature Tibetan Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Jay Emmanuel, and Chinese acupressure and hypnosis with Zheng Yan Zhuang. Reflecting the Yin/Yang complementary contrast at the heart of Taichi, Friday evening will offer 2 talks that reflect Yin and Yang approaches to world problems. Marvin Surkin, PhD (author of The New Urban World and the Lessons of Detroit) will explore how to create a people-friendly environment in the age of rapid climate change, extreme inequalities, burgeoning populations and human longevity. Jonathan Bricklin (author of The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time: William James’s Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment) will challenge the widely-held premise that we are anxious subjects treading a linear path in an indifferent object universe.

For more information on World Qigong Taichi Day, go to, or call 1 866 264-5139.

Eastover – Steward of the 600-acre sanctuary, only minutes from downtown Lenox.

Eastover – a holistic retreat center dedicated to serving the greater holistic community – is a 600-acre sanctuary located only minutes from downtown Lenox, Tanglewood Music Center and other cultural venues in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. Eastover offers spacious workshop and program rooms with multiple meeting and studio facilities for teachers, groups, company retreats and trainings. The Estate is designed around an evocative historical “Summer Cottage” originally owned by the New York Bank president to immerse you in a contemplative and holistic environment from the moment you enter its grounds: from its courtyards and terraces overlooking English and Japanese gardens, to its sun-drenched Terrace Café and its inviting mix of manicured lawns and meadows, woodland trails and breathtaking views of the Berkshire Mountains. Eastover offers a wide variety of spacious and comfortable overnight accommodations and camping to fit everyone’s budget, from rustic, to contemporary to luxurious.

2) Our main business is to host other organization, group, company, teachers, family training or retreats. From 20 – 2000+ people events.

Our goal is to figure out a self-sustainable socially conscious business to sustain its operation.

Group Rentals Eastover has raised the bar on retreat accommodations. The contemplative environment with its gardens and walking trails, daily complimentary classes, overnight accommodation and amenities, the Terrace Café, library, tea room, weekend evening entertainment and nutritious meals… all arranged to allow you to focus on your program and students while we attend to their comfort and enjoyment. Holding a retreat or workshop at Eastover offers you an opportunity to both fully engage with your students and explore and enjoy all that Eastover has to offer, as well as the greater Berkshires.

Company Retreats or Training
As the world faces increasing energy and resource challenges, ecological mindfulness practices in a corporate setting are a must for any company that wishes to remain both relevant and at the forefront of holistic corporate governance. In addition, Eastover's anticipated stateof-the-art water reclamation system will provide an inspirational and informative environment for exploring the latest ecological ideas. The Eastover Mansion offers distinctive meeting rooms equipped for conferences, professional trainings, workshops and executive meetings.

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Eastover – Stands for Earth, Ecological Health, Environment, Eco-water Treatment, Energy Healing

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Diana Meehan Center

New Academic Center Named in Honor of Archer Co-Founder Dr. Diana Meehan

Archer’s visionary stance at the forefront of education provides real inspiration and meaningful results not only for the students but for the entire community”

— Frank Marshall, Archer Board Chair

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 13, 2019 / — The Archer School for Girls is celebrating the grand opening of its new Academic Center today, further delivering on its mission to empower future female leaders in an environment specifically created for their success. The event includes addresses from Archer’s Head of School Elizabeth English, Co-Founder Dr. Diana Meehan, Board Chair Frank Marshall, and Archer alumna and Trustee Lauren Finkelstein. Lead donors Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will name the new building in honor of Archer Co-Founder Dr. Diana Meehan. The opening of the Diana Meehan Center ushers in a new era for Archer and secures the School’s mission for generations of girls to come. To date, Archer has raised 93% of its $35 million goal for the Campaign for Archer.

“Thanks to Archer’s early and passionate supporters, the iconic Eastern Star Home for Women became the School’s permanent home in 1999,” Head of School Elizabeth English said. “Being the steward of one of L.A.’s most stunning, historic buildings is a responsibility Archer takes seriously. Inspired by the myth of Artemis, the Archer, protector of girls and goddess of the hunt, our architects at Parallax and Associates designed the new Academic Center with Archer’s mission firmly in mind. While the design provides an elegant counterpart to our cherished historic building, it also signals to our students and our community that the empowerment of girls and women is critically important work for Los Angeles, our nation, and the world.”

The Diana Meehan Center features spaces that are flexible and light-filled, creating an ongoing dialogue between indoors and out. The new building comprises over 30 state-of-the-art classrooms, a new kitchen and servery, student center, and courtyards. The Amphitheater Courtyard features second-floor balcony access and a large central staircase that doubles as amphitheatre-style seating. The East Courtyard is overlooked by glass-walled collaborative classrooms with double doors that open into the courtyard for flexible use. Sweeping views from the second floor reveal a deeply thoughtful integration with the School’s historic building.

In its short history, Archer has already redefined what innovative learning can accomplish. Grounded in a commitment to diversity and inclusion, nearly 500 students come from 73 zip codes and 141 different feeder schools across Greater Los Angeles, with 42% students of color. Even as a young school, Archer awards nearly $4 million in financial aid annually. Thirty percent of Archer’s Class of 2018 is majoring in STEM, compared to 15% of female first-year college students intending to major in STEM, according to AAUW. In the last school year, the School’s Varsity teams won five league championships, with the Volleyball team also winning its first CIF-SS division championship in school history. The Oracle, Archer’s online student newspaper, consistently has been awarded the Online Pacemaker, the high school equivalent of the Pulitzer for journalism.

Despite the strides that Archer is making, our work toward gender parity is not done. At the current rate, the global gender gap will still take 108 years to close, and economic gender parity remains 202 years off, according to the World Economic Forum. ROX reports that 46% of high school girls do not believe they are smart enough for their dream career; 80% report that males their age are not respectful of them; 76% believe most girls are in competition with one another; and yet 61% of girls say they like to be in charge. Yet while less than 1% of women are graduates of girls schools, girls school alumnae have comprised up to 25% of the female members of Congress, hold one-third of Fortune 500 board seats, and account for 69% of female heads of state worldwide, according to the National Coalition of Girls Schools. Girls schools provide the prime environment for the empowerment of women, and Archer continues to lead the way.

“Archer’s visionary stance at the forefront of education provides real inspiration and meaningful results not only for the students but for the entire community,” Archer Board Chair Frank Marshall said. “The Diana Meehan Center is an incredible milestone and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Bridging the School’s theme of courage this year, students are celebrating the milestone with a music video based off of Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave,” available now for viewing along with a livestream of the event at

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About The Archer School for Girls
Founded in 1995, The Archer School for Girls is a contemporary girls school, grades 6 through 12, devoted to educating and empowering girls for leadership in the 21st century. The School takes a research-based approach to teaching and learning in an environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best. Above all, Archer is known for its highly innovative programs and joyful culture. For more information, follow us on Facebook or Twitter @ArcherSchool, Instagram @ArcherSchoolforGirls, or visit our website at

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TGTE's Annual Convention & Award Night in Canada on April 14th

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* Where: Scarborough Convention Centre. * When: April 14, 2019 (Sunday). * Time: Reception: 5:30-6.30 pm.
Program: 6.30 pm, followed by Dinner.

TORONTO , CANADA , April 13, 2019 / —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)'s Annual Convention & Award Night of 2019 is going to be held on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at the Scarborough Convention Center.

Chief guest: Mr M. Manogaran, Former Member of Parliament – Malaysia.

Considered to be one of the major events in the community calendar, it will be attended by several foreign guests and several hundred Canadians.

Where: Scarborough Convention Centre,
20 Torham Pl, Toronto, ON M1X 0B3

When: April 14, 2019 (Sunday)

Time: Reception: 5:30-6.30 pm
Program: 6.30 pm, followed by Dinner

Dress Formal

If you have any questions about the event or would like more information, please contact (phone): 416-751-TGTE – email:

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How Would Workers Compensation Work in Westeros?


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When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die…. Or you get Workers Compensation.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2019 / — When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die…. Or you get Workers Compensation.

Winter is here! Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime, and the struggle for the Iron Throne continues, as do the on the job injuries. Work-related injuries happen every day, even in Westeros. While many of our favorite characters from Game of Thrones face unfortunate deaths, some of the surviving characters suffer from different types of on the job injuries that would qualify them for workers’ compensation benefits, even if the Hand of the King didn’t have a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer to turn to for a free consultation.

So with mere days before the final season of Game of Thrones begins on HBO, the workers’ comp benefits experts the Law Firm of Crag A. Altman have devised a list of which characters would have the strongest workers’ compensation claim to bring before the Iron Throne.

Jaime Lannister, of house Lannister, served in the Kingsguard for Aerys Targaryen. Lannister received the name “Kingslayer” after betraying the Mad King during the Sack of King’s Landing. Jamie Lannister’s line of work is uncommon but has its share of workplace hazards and potential for personal injury. Lannister, the most skilled swordsman in all of Westeros, was captured and held prisoner by House Bolton. During his time as a prisoner, he suffered a loss of a limb. The loss of limb to his sword-hand is a permanent disability that not only affected his ability to work but his way of life. Jamie Lannister’s catastrophic injury would give him a strong case for worker’s compensation. A loss of limb is categorized as both a “severe” workplace accident and a “permanent injury,” making Lannister qualified to receive compensation for his work injury.

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured employee like Jamie Lannister would receive two-thirds of his average wage for 335 weeks and potentially additional workers’ comp benefits to compensate for the loss of his hand.

Arya Stark, of House Stark, lost her eyesight during her service for the House of Black and White. Her loss of sight significantly affects her quality of life, forcing her to beg on the streets of Braavos for wages. Injured workers who have suffered a permanent or temporary loss of sight, partial or total, or the loss of an eye, may be entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. While the loss of sight to the Many-Faced God is not a common work accident, damage to the eyes is. Eligibility for loss of vision benefits could be received even if no work is or was missed at the time of the injury, meaning the injured worker could receive additional compensation for the injury on top of her regular salary.

For loss benefits, certain criteria must be met. Arya Stark would have a strong workers’ compensation claim against the House of Black and White for an on the job injury. She would need a barrister or workers’ comp lawyer with extensive knowledge about the House of Black and White’s workers’ compensation insurance. This comp insurance would need to cover medical care and medical treatment as part of its disability benefits. Losing her sight caused her a loss of income and the inability to perform everyday tasks. Meeting these specific criteria would make her eligible for loss benefits.

And if she were to go to another employer after her tenure as Westeros’ most unassuming assassin, her blindness may also still be covered by future employers and their insurance companies because it would then be a preexisting condition. Fortunately for young Arya, this was a temporary disability and the last payment of her workers’ compensation settlement likely would have been mailed out before the new season began.

Lord Eddard Stark, of House Stark, suffered a head injury while on the job as Hand of the King to Robert Baratheon. Ned Stark sustained his head injury due to a false confession and treason, but many other injuries in the workplace can result in a head injury. Head injuries can range in magnitude from a mild concussion to more severe head trauma. In Ned Stark’s case, it did not require an independent medical examination from a qualified third party to determine his injury was on the more severe side of the spectrum.

No matter the severity, any sort of head injury can affect your ability to work and can make you eligible for compensation benefits. It’s pivotal to get your head injury assessed immediately by medical professionals to determine the magnitude to estimate how long you will be out of work. Based on the severity of Ned Stark’s injury, I say he will be out of work for a while and his loved ones would have many options on the type of settlement and settlement amount to choose that would be in the North’s best interests – including a lump sum payment.

Facial Disfigurement is defined as, “an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen” and according to the law, the facial disfigurement must be both “permanent” and “unsightly.” While most may think the Hound should qualify for compensation benefits due to being “unsightly,” it is actually Tyrion Lannister that is eligible. Tyrion, acting as Hand of the King, led the defense of the city during the Battle of Blackwater but was injured on the job. During the fight, Tyrion was wounded leaving a slash mark and scar across his cheek and on the bridge of his nose.

Although his injury would be long-term, a qualification for facial disfigurement benefits, it would be up to the King, or winner of a trial by combat, to decide if the injury meets the other criteria in order to receive benefits. Would the king choose to give Tyrion additional benefits, such as weekly payments for the maximum medical improvement of his scar? Only those closest to the high council will ever really know the truth.

Workplace violence can be classified as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” Types of workplace violence can range from verbal threats or to getting stabbed in the abdomen like Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow, following the Battle of Castle Black. Castle Black clearly had an issue with workplace violence. SPOILER ALERT: Because Jon Snow is revived and lives, he would be eligible for benefits to compensate for his workplace violence injury.

As well as compensation, there should be a safety investigation of Castle Black to ensure that there is no more workplace violence related injuries to Jon Snow or the rest of the Night’s Watch.

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation From a Team of Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Workplace injuries don’t just happen in Westeros. They happen to many different types of workers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey every single day and they range from car accidents to back injuries to repetitive motion injuries. Don’t let your medical bills pile up. Seek a free evaluation from an expert workers’ comp attorney and find out your legal rights and your options for making a workers’ comp claim.

At the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys provide representations to help injured workers in order to obtain the full worker’s compensation benefits they need and deserve, including temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, lump sum settlement offers, medical expenses, and so much more.

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