Off The Closet, Social Inspiration Comes From Within Aug 28, 2014 07:08AM

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss once said "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." That quote never gets old. People seem to crave inspiration nowadays, however, not many are reaching out for some form of ventilation. With that in mind, the idea of Off The Closet was born. Off The Closet is a concept where website visitors can be comfortable enough to ventilate and let out their thoughts and feelings after a long day of work or perhaps after a special life event, such as a relationship problem, a recent death, or a broken heart. The website is the ultimate destination to those who want to speak their minds without being judged, those who want to express their thoughts, and those who want to share their diaries, anonymously. The website also offers those who wish to establish a name for themselves and increase their Diary followers. It is the only destination that focuses solely on people's expression of emotions, without the pressure of exposing themselves personally. It is a fun place to spend some time reading people's diaries. Off The Closet is expected to launch beginning of October. It currently offers its visitors an option to submit their email address to receive priority confirmation of the official launch of the site along with the option to submit their own anonymous diaries to be shown at the very beginning of the website launching.

Visit OffTheCloset.com today and reserve a priority spot for your diaries, anonymously.

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Environmental Design Research Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors Aug 28, 2014 07:08AM

McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Shauna Mallory-Hill, PhD, M.Arch, B.E.S., LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada, will serve as the Chair. A longtime EDRA member, Shauna Mallory-Hill was elected to the EDRA Board of Directors in 2010 and previously served as Treasurer and Chair-Elect.

"I am delighted to serve as EDRA's Chair for the 2014-2015 term," said Shauna Mallory-Hill. "I have had the honour of serving on the EDRA Board since 2010, and could not be more excited to see how the organization has grown. EDRA is the premier organization for design researchers, practitioners, artists, and educators from around the world who focus on generating knowledge that helps to create sustainable environments that are responsive to human needs and improve the quality of life. Together we will strive to advance EDRA's mission."

Serving as this year's Chair-Elect is Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi, PhD, Coordinator of Interior Design Program and Associate Professor of Interior Design, University of Northern Iowa. Paula Horrigan, MLA, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, serves as Secretary. Treasurer is David L. Boeck, AIA, IDEC, NCARB, LEED AP, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large: Rula Awwad-Rafferty, PhD, Professor, College of Art and Architecture, University of Idaho; Lubomir Popov, PhD, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University; Jennifer Senick, MA, PhD Candidate, Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University; and Nicholas Watkins, PhD, Principal and Research Lead, BBH Design.

The Student Representative is Marwa Abdelmonem, PhD Candidate, Interior Environmental Design, Texas Tech University. The Ex-Officio directors are Mallika Bose, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, who will serve as Past-Chair; and Kate O'Donnell, EDRA Executive Director. Lynda Schneekloth, Professor Emerita, Department of Architecture, State University of New York at Buffalo, will serve as the Emeritus Board Member, an ex-officio position established in 2013.

For more information on the organization, membership and services provided, visit http://www.edra.org.

About EDRA: The Environmental Design Research Association is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators and facility managers. The purpose of EDRA is the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people, their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.

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Adorama Pro and Sony Present: Capturing 4K on the Shoulder with Sony's NEX-FS700R and Odyssey 7Q Recorder Aug 28, 2014 07:08AM

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging, and electronics retailers, is teaming up with Sony to present an evening with Sony's NEX-FS700R and Odyssey's 7Q Recorder. Join veteran cinematographer David Leitner, Sony senior product manager Juan Martinez, Mitch Gross of Convergent Design, and the experts from Adorama on Tuesday, September 9th, to learn more about capturing 4K footage. This is a free event, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-4k-on-the-shoulder-with-sonys-nex-fs700r-and-odyssey-7q-recorder-tickets-12746921385/.

At this event, director/producer and Emmy-nominated DP David Leitner will discuss his recent experiences shooting documentaries with Sony's NEX-FS700R using an ergonomical rig he built to enable ENG-style hand-holding. He will compare use of Sony's AXS-R5 RAW Recorder to capture 2K/4K 12-bit RAW with Convergent Design's Odyssey 7Q Recorder/Monitor to convert 4K 12-bit RAW to HD in the form of ProRes HQ. He will also discuss his lens choices, and will screen examples from both recorders using the Sony VPL-GT100 Professional 4K SXRD Projector.

Juan Martinez, senior product manager for Sony, will be joining to discuss what's new with the FS700 firmware upgrade and E-mount lenses. Special guest Mitch Gross from Convergent Design will be there to answer any questions about the Odyssey 7Q Recorder/Monitor. Refreshments will be served.

Who: Adorama and Sony
What: Capturing 4K on the Shoulder with Sony's NEX-FS700R and Odyssey 7Q Recorder
Where: Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square W, #500, New York, NY 10003
When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014; 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

About David Leitner:

David Leitner is a Director/Producer and Emmy-nominated DP with over sixty credits in feature-length dramas and documentaries, including eight Sundance Film Festival premieres. A former IATSE DP, his cinematography has been seen on Showtime, Bravo, Sundance Channel, HBO, MTV, PBS, and theatrically. He has photographed dozens of films about major artists, including Brancusi, Picasso, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Milton Glaser, and Sol LeWitt, and major architects, including Peter Eisenman, Robert A.M. Stern, Richard Meier, Yoshio Taniguchi, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Maynes, and Steven Holl. As co-producer of Academy Award-nominated documentary, FOR ALL MANKIND, he spent nine months at NASA's Johnson Space Center personally restoring and enlarging 16mm lunar footage. He is also an author, columnist, and speaker on motion picture technique and history. Currently, he serves as Motion Picture Chair of the New York Section of SMPTE.

ADORAMA:

More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store, it's one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging, and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video, and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

Visit ADORAMA at http://www.adorama.com.

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Off The Closet, The Online Anonymous Social & Emotional Ventilation Destination Aug 28, 2014 07:08AM

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Dr. Seuss once said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." That quote never gets old. People seem to crave inspiration nowadays; however, not many are reaching out for some form of ventilation. With that in mind, the idea of Off The Closet was born. Off The Closet is a concept where website visitors can be comfortable enough to ventilate and let out their thoughts and feelings after a long day of work or perhaps after a special life event, such as a relationship problem, a recent death, or a broken heart. The website is the ultimate destination to those who want to speak their minds without being judged, those who want to express their thoughts, and those who want to share their diaries anonymously.

The website also offers those who wish to establish a name for themselves and increase their Diary followers. It is the only destination that focuses solely on people's expression of emotions without the pressure of exposing themselves personally. It is a fun place to spend some time reading people's diaries. Off The Closet is expected to launch beginning of October. It currently offers its visitors an option to submit their email address to receive priority confirmation of the official launch of the site along with the option to submit their own anonymous diaries to be shown at the very beginning of the website launching.

Visit OffTheCloset.com today and reserve a priority spot for your diaries anonymously.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12128082.htm


Listening to Residents Helps Rhode Island Nursing Homes Continue to Outperform the Nation Aug 28, 2014 07:07AM

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nursing home providers are increasingly recognizing that the people who call their facilities "home" should have the opportunity to provide feedback about their care and environment. Under the direction of the Rhode Island Department of Health, the state's nursing homes field surveys to their residents and family members every year using products from My InnerView by National Research Corporation. The satisfaction survey results from late 2013 show that: •    More than nine out of every 10 nursing home residents and their family members would recommend their nursing home to others •    89 percent of residents say their quality of life and quality of care in Rhode Island are "excellent" or "good" •    The questions that residents rank best relate to safety, cleanliness, care, and respectfulness of staff •    Rhode Island nursing homes outperform the nation on satisfaction, quality of life, quality of care, and quality of service This is the eighth consecutive year that Rhode Island nursing homes have outperformed the nation. In addition, 14 nursing homes in the state earned the 2013-2014 Excellence in Action award from My InnerView—a national award program that recognizes skilled nursing homes and senior living communities that achieve outstanding resident and/or employee satisfaction. Learn more about the award. "I'm pleased that residents and families continue to acknowledge the care and compassion of Rhode Island's nursing homes," said Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, Michael Fine, M.D. "Most residents and families in Rhode Island are satisfied with their care, which speaks to the commitment of Rhode Island facilities to provide high quality of care while becoming more home-like and giving their residents choices." The satisfaction survey results provide actionable information. Nursing home providers use this data to identify opportunities to improve the quality of care they provide to their residents. The Department of Health also publishes the results on its website, so that Rhode Islanders can access this information when choosing between nursing homes for themselves or a family member. "If you don't have experience with nursing homes, it can be hard to know how to choose one," said Rosa Baier, MPH, Senior Scientist at Healthcentric Advisors and director of the Department of Health program that publishes these data. "Resident and family satisfaction is one source of information that can help you make that choice." Nursing home satisfaction is published annually by the Department of Health's Healthcare Quality Reporting Program, in collaboration with a multi-stakeholder group that includes the nursing home trade associations, LeadingAge Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Health Care Association. The program releases information about healthcare quality and patient satisfaction to inform consumer decision-making and to encourage facilities to continually improve their performance. Learn more about the quality of care that nursing homes and other healthcare facilities provide by visiting www.health.ri.gov/programs/healthcarequalityreporting/. About Rhode Island Department of Health The primary mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health is to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island. The Department of Health is a diverse and interactive state agency with broad-ranging public health responsibilities. To learn more, visit www.health.ri.gov/.  About National Research Corporation For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. My InnerView by National Research helps improve quality, resident and family experiences, and employee engagement for skilled nursing homes, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, and independent living communities. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com. ###

CONTACT: Christina Batastini
         Chief Officer of Health Promotion
         Rhode Island Department of Health
         3 Capitol Hill, Room 401
         Providence, RI 02908
         401-222-3998
         Christina.Batastini@health.ri.gov

         Scott Smith
         Director of Marketing
         National Research Corporation
         800-388-4264
         scsmith@nationalresearch.com

Source: National Research Corporation


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