Lebanon Valley College and Brain Sentry to Study Head-Impact Frequency Among Student-Athletes

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Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Lebanon Valley College, a private, liberal arts college in Annville, Pa., and Brain Sentry, a privately held maker and distributor of head-impact sensors headquartered in Bethesda, Md., today announced plans to partner on a study that could have far-reaching effects in the management of sports-related brain injuries. Within LVC, a highly collaborative and innovative partnership between the Physical Therapy Department and the Athletic Department will focus on the College’s three helmeted sports—football, ice hockey, and men’s lacrosse, beginning with the latter in spring 2015. It is well understood that frequent head impacts are a risk factor for concussion and may lead to long-term issues including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Much of the effort to combat brain injury in football has focused on reduction of head impacts experienced by athletes. One unanswered question is whether sideline medical personnel, or even the players themselves, recognize the actual number of head impacts experienced during an athletic practice or competition. The investigative team will use Brain Sentry sensors to determine the actual number of at risk head impacts compared to current standardized sideline assessment by medical personnel and player self-reporting. The principal Lebanon Valley College (LVC) investigators for this study are Robin Myers, D.P.T., APTA Neurologic Specialty Council, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, and Marcia Epler, Ph.D., P.T., ATC; associate professor of physical therapy. According to Epler, football, ice hockey, and men’s lacrosse study participants will be equipped with helmet-mounted Brain Sentry Impact Counter sensors, which will count the number of head impacts in excess of 20 gravitational forces or 20gs. Before and after each practice/game, each participant’s helmet will be monitored for determination of the actual frequency of head impacts, and recorded by a research assistant. In parallel to this measured frequency, sideline personnel and participating players’ complete a simple survey at the end of every practice and game. The objective of the survey is to determine the observed sideline assessment of the number of “significant” head impacts, as well as the participant’s estimate of the number of head impacts. “Athletic trainers have a number of responsibilities related to practice/game coverage, making it unrealistic to monitor each athlete throughout the athletic event. The recognition of more severe and/or symptom-provoking head impacts commonly observed and evaluated, as well as reliance of self- reporting by the athlete, constitute the current sideline approach in determining the likelihood of concussion,” said Dr. Epler. “If we find that sideline personnel, including experienced athletic trainers, are unable to accurately estimate the actual frequency of head impacts via sideline assessment, it raises the question as to the ability of these personnel to objectively identify the players who are at risk to being exposed to excessive head impacts.” Dr. Epler added that excessive head impacts are associated with an increased risk for brain injury; therefore, this study could point to the importance of sensors in helping to identify athletes, at all levels of sport, exposed to excessive head impacts. “An anticipated outcome will be to determine the most accurate means of estimating head impact frequency, be it coaches, athletic trainers, ancillary medical personnel, players, or emerging technological advancements.” The following are also collaborating with Dr. Myers and Dr. Epler on the study:     Stan M. Dacko, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Physical Therapy B.A., Rutgers University; M.S.P.T., Boston University; Ph.D., Hahnemann University     Matthew Walko, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy B.S., Misericordia University; M.S., Misericordia University; D.P.T., Misericordia University; NSCA Certified Conditioning Specialist; APTA Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist     Erin L. Ulrich, Head Athletic Trainer B.S., Eastern University; M.S., California University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Instructor in Department of Physical Therapy Greg Merril, co-founder and CEO of Brain Sentry, said that he looks forward to the results of the study. “This is the first time that a study like this will be done,” said Merril. “Organizations such as USA Football are promoting Heads Up tackling in an attempt to reduce head impact frequency, but if no one knows the number of head impacts being experienced, how can a coach know if a player is doing it right? Without objective information, how can we expect to manage this key risk factor?” Lebanon Valley College is particularly excited that the partnership will enhance its already comprehensive concussion protocol, in which every incoming student-athlete is administered impact testing when they arrive on campus to determine their baseline. If an LVC student-athlete experiences a suspected head injury, a standard SCAT 3 evaluation is administered by an athletic trainer on the sideline or in the athletic training room. Once a suspected head injury occurs, LVC’s team physician examines all suspected concussions. Student-athletes receive take-home instructions to educate them about how to optimize recovery from a suspected concussion as well as about when to go to the emergency room. This post-impact analysis is just a part of the evaluation process that occurs before affected student-athletes can return to practice and competition. Once the student-athlete reports being symptom free and their impact test has returned to baseline, they can begin the multi-step process of guided return to participation. These six-tiered steps of increasing intensity/contact (complete rest, exertional activity, sport-specific skill work/non-contact practice, contact practice, collision practice [if applicable], and full go [game]) are separated by 24-hour time periods to ensure that the athlete remains asymptomatic. About Lebanon Valley College: Lebanon Valley College® in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,600 full-time undergraduates studying more than 35 majors, as well as self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in athletic training, business, music education, physical therapy, and science education. Learn more at http://www.lvc.edu About Brain Sentry: Brain Sentry has a simple goal: to stop lives from being devastated by sports-related brain injuries. Named a Top Startup of the Year in 2013 by The Wall Street Journal, Brain Sentry is privately held and headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The company was founded by a team of award-winning health-related product developers who have continued to win accolades; the Brain Sentry Impact Sensor was named Best Tech Product of the Year by Baltimore Innovation Week. Recently featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, Brain Sentry is the official sensor provider for the Arena Football League. Brain Sentry’s initial focus is to provide sensors for the three most popular helmeted contact sports: football, lacrosse, and hockey. Brain Sentry is also developing sensors for biking, alpine, and other helmeted activities. Learn more at http://www.brainsentry.com. Related Music Press Releases

L.A. Marijuana Farmers Market Fights for Survival, Calls for Statewide Regulation

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Following the success and international media attention surrounding the Marijuana Heritage Farmer’s Market over the July 4th weekend, an L.A. County Superior Court judge recently agreed to temporarily shut down the event and grant a restraining order against the event organizers. The organizers desire to work with the city to reach a solution to allow the farmers market to reopen in compliance with City law. They point out the lack of clear regulation of California’s $ 1.3 billion dollar medical marijuana industry as the underlying problem. “While we understand and respect the city’s concerns, the Marijuana Farmer’s Market is only accessible to qualified patients who are using cannabis to treat medical conditions including epilepsy, cancer, HIV, phantom limb pain and PTSD for disabled veterans. The market is no different from a dispensary in that it serves as a collective where patients can safely access the products,” said the organizers’ attorney David Welch. The organizers of the event have invited internationally recognized experts on marijuana regulation to join them for a press conference on Tuesday August 5th at 1500 Esperanza St., Los Angeles, CA 90023 to discuss the pending court case, future plans for the Heritage Farmer’s Market, and the need for statewide regulation. The organizers believe they can work with the city attorney’s office to reach a mutual resolution in accordance with the law. “Almost twenty years ago California was the first state in allowing for the medical use of marijuana, since then however the state has failed to comprehensively regulate this billion dollar industry leaving patients and law-abiding business people guessing at what the rules are,” said Cheryl Shuman C.E.O. of the PR and consulting firm Echelon Cannabis and founder of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club. Ms. Shuman was featured on this week’s cover of Adweek as “Pot’s First Marketer” http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/who-will-become-starbucks-pot-159145 Where: California Heritage Market, 1500 Esperanza St., Los Angeles, CA 90023 When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. Who: California Heritage Market Organizers, Legal Representatives, Patients and Activists Contact: Cheryl Shuman, Cheryl@CherylShuman.com – Phone: 310.779.4797 ### Past Media Coverage: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaHeritageMarket ABC TV News: http://abcnews.go.com/International/las-marijuana-farmers-market-opens-today/story?id=24428970 ABC TV News: http://abc7.com/news/las-1st-pot-farmers-market-opens-up-shop/158072/ NBC TV News: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/Medical-Marijuana-Farmers-Market-Attracts-Long-Lines-on-Fourth-of-July-265845921.html LA Times: latimes.com/local/la-me-0706-pot-farmers-market-2-20140706-story.html Hollywood Reporter: hollywoodreporter.com/news/la-marijuana-farmers-market-draws-717036 New York Daily News: nydailynews.com/news/national/big-hit-s-first-ever-marijuana-farmers-market-draws-thousands-article-1.1857409 Telemundo: telemundo52.com/noticias/Exito-del-1r-mercado-de-marihuana-legalizacion-los-angeles-aire-libre-salud-266015881.html LAist: laist.com/2014/07/07/medical_marijuana_farmers_market_dr.php Breitbart News: breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/07/04/Celebrating-America-s-Birthday-at-the-World-s-First-Marijuana-Farmers-Market

Enrique Iglesias

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Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (n. Madrid; 8 de mayo de 1975), conocido como Enrique Iglesias, es un cantante y compositor español de música pop, hijo de Julio Iglesias. Comenzó su carrera musical en 1994 al firmar un contrato con el sello discográfico Fonovisa propiedad de la empresa mexicana Televisa en 1995, la cuál impulsó su carrera en sus inicios entre los países de habla hispana y la diáspora latina en los Estados Unidos. En 1999 firmó con el sello Interscope e hizo un crossover para el mercado de habla inglesa. También firmó con Universal Music Latino, propiedad de Universal Music para lanzar sus discos en español. En 2010, se separó de Interscope y firmó con el sello Universal Republic. El artista ha vendido más de 100 millones de copias (60 millones de discos y 40 millones de canciones en inglés y español).1 Tan sólo en Estados Unidos ha vendido más de 12 millones de copias. Con estas cifras se sitúa entre los cantantes con más éxito de todo el mundo.2 Enrique Iglesias ha ganado los más importantes y prestigiosos premios de la industria discográfica. Cuenta con un Grammy, un Grammy latino, dos premios Billboard, 27 Billboard Latinos, 7 World Music Award, 5 American Music Award, 15 premios Lo nuestro, 16 premios ASCAP, un MTV Europe Music Award, dos premios 40 Principales, dos Orgullosamente latino, un premio Ondas o una gaviota de plata en el Festival de Viña del Mar.3 4 5 Hasta la fecha ha situado 5 sencillos en el Top 5 de la lista norteamericana Billboard Hot 100 (incluyendo dos número uno). El cantante ostenta el récord de haber situado 25 canciones en el primer puesto del Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. También cuenta con un total de 13 números uno en la lista dance de Billboard, más que ningún otro cantante masculino.6 7 8 Entre sus mayores éxitos se pueden destacar los singles: “Hero”, “I like it”, “Tonight I’m lovin you”, “Bailamos”, “Escape”, “Rythm Divine”, “Cuando me enamoro“, “Experiencia religiosa”, “Quizás” o las recientes “Bailando“, “Loco” o “Finally found you”.

South Florida JAZZ Welcomes The Brazilian Trio in Concert November 8, 2014

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature The Brazilian Trio (a.k.a. Trio Rio). Two-thirds of the band comprises the renowned Trio da Paz. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $ 40 and $ 15 for students under age 25 with I.D.) and may be purchased from Ticketmaster or http://southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization’s official website. Born in São Paulo, pianist Helio Alves played classical and Brazilian pop as teen, but studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he met Claudio Roditi, which began a long-term relationship with the trumpet master. Helio also has performed and recorded with Paquito D’Rivera, Gato Barbieri, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, John Patitucci, Al Foster, Leny Andrade, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Oscar Castro-Neves, Yo-Yo Ma, Hendrik Meurkens, and the list does go on. In 1995 he joined Joe Henderson’s Double Rainbow Quartet, playing the music of Jobim. He simply is known as “the pianist” in Brazilian jazz circles. His debut album, Trios, featuring John Patitucci and Al Foster, was released in 1999. His 2010 CD, Musica, is dazzling. It features guest appearances by Roditi and Trio da Paz guitarist Romero Lubambo. Nilson Matta, also born in São Paulo, has long been considered one of the greatest bass players in the world and since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first-call of many of the top US musicians. He remains a legend in Brazil. He is classically trained and as at home playing with Yo-Yo Ma as with saxophonist Joe Henderson, who was forever changed after visiting Brazil. They had an extended musical relationship. Matta is also well known for his teaching ability, which has been showcased in different settings throughout The United States and Brazil. Nilson gives private lessons to young bassists in addition to his world-renowned master classes. He has been teaching at Litchfield Jazz Campus and is a faculty member and director of “Samba meets Jazz” in Bar Harbor, Maine. Duduka DaFonseca, a Brazilian jazz icon, grew up in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and began to teach himself drums at age 13. After leading bands in Brazil, he immigrated to New York with the notion of blending the Brazilian musical culture with American jazz. He immediately gave authenticity to the bossa nova and samba movement in the U.S. in the late 1970s. He has appeared on more than 200 albums with the best American and Brazilian musicians and is the busiest Brazilian-born drummer on two continents. He has a masterful time feel that propels every band, including Trio da Pas and Brazilian Trio, in both of which he is a founding member. For tickets and additional information visit: http://www.SouthFloridaJazz.org.

Child Care Providers and Administrators Complete over 1,300,000 Hours of Online Professional Development with CCEI

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Duluth, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 1,300,000 professional development hours and over 6,100 certificate programs online, earning thousands of CEUs. For nearly ten years, CCEI has provided quality online child care training coursework to the early childhood education industry. Students continue to appreciate the competency-based, self-paced coursework conveniently available from anywhere they have Internet access. Organizations and individuals across the country choose CCEI for its professional development courses and certificate programs to continue education and satisfy requirements. The CCEI certificate programs of study include Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate programs in English or Spanish, Director Certificates, state-specific certificates, CDA Renewals and other renewal programs, such as the recently added FCCPC Credential Renewal Certificate in English and Spanish, and more. View the certificate catalog for the full list. College credit articulation to an early childhood degree program is also available for specified certificate programs of study through agreements with CCEI’s articulation partners. “CCEI continues to be a top provider of online professional development in the early care industry,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We strive to deliver the very best training by consistently introducing and updating our content and providing a wide range of professional development opportunities.” Certificate programs of study are available for purchase through CCEI online enrollment. For more information on programs, training subscriptions, or ChildCare Education Institute, visit http://www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST. About CCEI ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start Requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. Several certification programs have been evaluated and awarded college credit recommendations by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837. More Spanish Press Releases


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Armando Christian Pérez, más conocido como Pitbull (Miami, Estados Unidos, 15 de enero de 1981), es un cantante, rapero y productor musical estadounidense de ascendencia cubana. Se inició como tal con géneros como el hip hop. Posteriormente se especializó más en los géneros electro house, y dance pop, a la vez que pasó también por muchos otros, debido a que es uno de los artistas más solicitados para colaboraciones con diversos cantantes como Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Jennifer López, Belinda, Austin Mahone, Ne-Yo, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Fergie, Havana Brown, Chris Brown, Ke$ha, entre otros. Creció en Little Habana, una sección de Miami conocida por su gran población de ascendencia cubana. Entre sus éxitos musicales se encuentran los sencillos «Culo», «Dance Again» y «On the Floor» junto a Jennifer Lopéz, «I Know You Want Me», «Hotel Room Service», «Give Me Everything», «Rain Over Me» con Marc Anthony, «International Love» con Chris Brown, «Back In Time», «Get It Started» junto a Shakira, «Feel This Moment» con Christina Aguilera y «Timber» junto a Kesha.

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