The Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Hosts Logistics and Transportation Forum with Notable Speakers Sep 18, 2014 01:46PM

Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation Inc. is hosting a not-for-profit forum, in partnership with Florida National University, the Town of Medley, and the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce to discuss Logistics and Transportation.

A panel of experts in the transportation and logistics industry will discuss the many ways the industry can help stimulate economic growth in the South Florida community. This forum is open to the public.

"We wanted to be sure to play our role in the efforts; that is why we decided to develop and host this not-for-profit, community service public event. In fact, part of the reason we are holding the conference at the Town of Medley Town Hall is so that residents feel like part of the efforts; they will understand this event is geared toward everyone rather than those associated with the University, alone," stated Jose Alonso, the Social Media/Marketing Specialist for Florida National University.

Noted professionals will be speaking at the event. They are as follows: Raymond Jones, Director of Industrial/Business Development for the Florida East Coast Railway; Barbara Pimentel, Executive Vice President/Director Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, Inc.; Gary Goldfarb, Chief Strategy Officer at Interport Group of Companies, Miami Headquartered Supply Chain Management Company, and Foreign Trade Zone # 281-17; and David Banfield, Assistant Vice President of International Sales for Florida East Coast Railway.

"It is increasingly important for South Florida residents to be aware of what professionals have to say regarding ways to improve the local economy. As we continue to climb out of the current recession, there are surprising components that can help drive the economy--that is where the logistics and transportation industry comes in. We are very excited for the speakers to impart their knowledge at the forum," Alonso continued.

The conference will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, with a networking reception during the final hour. Attendees must RSVP by September 29, 2014, as space is limited. Those wishing to attend can RSVP by contacting Ms. Naomi Mitjans at nmitjans(at)fnu(dot)edu, or 305-821-3333 extension 1033.

Florida National University is a regionally accredited higher learning institution founded in 1982. With three campuses in Miami, Florida, FNU awards a variety of associate, baccalaureate, and master degree programs. FNU also offers distance-learning opportunities for 22 degrees including an online Masters in Business Administration and in Health Services Administration.

The mission of The Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation is to provide scholarships, grants and assistance to individuals at an institution of higher learning who lack sufficient resources to enroll in and complete post-secondary education. The Foundation makes education possible for active students who would have a premature ending to their educational goals due to unforeseen circumstances. The scholarships may be used toward their pursuit of a degree from FNU.

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with a Florida National University representative, please contact Jose Alonso, Social Media/Marketing Specialist, at 305-821-3333 ext. 1180 or email jalonso(at)fnu(dot)com.

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VIF Dual Language Students Consistently Excel in N.C. End-of-Grade Tests Sep 18, 2014 01:45PM

Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced this week that its Splash Language Immersion students outperformed peers on North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) tests for the fourth year in a row. Based on 2013-14 results, the state's Splash students are exceeding their peers' test scores by more than 20 percent in reading, 27 percent in math and 13 percent in science on average.

Splash student achievement has remained consistent over time. In the 2011-12 school year, 94 percent of Splash students were proficient in math and 86 percent were proficient in reading, while their non-Splash counterparts averaged 82 percent in math and 65 percent in reading. Dual language students enrolled in VIF's Splash programs also excelled in the 2012-13 school year, boasting 67 and 60 percent passing rates in math and reading, respectively, while their non-Splash peers averaged a 30 percent passing rate in math and 28 percent in reading. All scores remain notable even as new Common Core-aligned testing methods rolled out in the 2012-13 school year.

This year's results confirm the benefits of VIF's unique dual language program model. High academic achievement, language proficiency, increased critical thinking skills, accelerated cognitive development and greater cultural sensitivity all result from students' involvement in the intense language acquisition and intercultural explorations offered by Splash programs.

"We are thrilled to see these achievements from our Splash students. Targeted language learning and cultural competence in diverse classrooms consistently supports student proficiency in a variety of subject areas and helps them develop skills they need to compete in today's global society," said VIF CEO David Young.

The positive impacts of hosting Splash programs extend to entire school communities through school-wide access to Global Gateway, VIF's online system for global professional development and curriculum. Teachers outside of Splash gain access to professional learning opportunities and a robust library of classroom resources and, as a result, learn how to introduce global themes and cultural exploration into their core instruction to broaden the minds and capture the imaginations of their students.

VIF provides comprehensive, turnkey support services to districts that want to bring the benefits of dual language programs to their communities. In Splash Language Immersion classrooms, up to 90 percent of core subject matter is taught in a target language, either Spanish or Mandarin. The majority of VIF's Splash programs are offered in Title 1 schools, and close to 20 percent of schools are two-way immersion programs, serving both Spanish- and English-speaking communities.

Currently, VIF offers 46 dual language programs across the state. The application process to become a Splash school for the 2015-16 school year is already in progress, and interest across North Carolina indicates that more and more students will have vital opportunities to increase their global competency while becoming bilingual and biliterate.


About VIF International Education
VIF International Education ( builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIF's professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable critical and creative thinking skills. A certified B Corp and 'Best for the World' honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., VIF provides a pathway for teachers, schools and districts to become globally designated.

About Splash Language Immersion
Splash programs provide a comprehensive package to develop and maintain consistent, high-quality K-8 world language programs in North Carolina. In a Splash dual language immersion classroom, VIF provides teachers with tools to promote academic achievement through enrichment rather than remediation. Students, in turn, excel in their core studies while becoming bilingual and culturally aware. All Splash teachers receive support and ongoing training, and belong to an online community of educators in the VIF learning center, where they have access to Global Gateway professional development and a robust library of curricular tools and classroom resources.

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MQ-4C Triton UAS Arrives at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Enters Next Phase of Testing Sep 18, 2014 01:45PM

PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program.

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At Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the aircraft will be outfitted with a sensor suite, before going through a series of sensor integration flights. One of Triton's primary sensors, the AN/ZPY-3 multifunction active sensor radar, will provide an unprecedented 360-degree field of regard for detecting and identifying ships.

"Now that the aircraft has arrived, we are ready to conduct the next phase of the test program," said Capt. James Hoke, Triton program manager, Naval Air Systems Command. "Triton is one of the Navy's most significant investments in unmanned aircraft systems to date and we look forward to evaluating its capabilities."

In preparation for the cross-country flight, a Navy/Northrop Grumman team completed numerous systems tests on Triton.

During the flight, the joint team controlled the aircraft from a ground station in Palmdale, which served as the forward operating base, and a Navy System Integration Lab at Patuxent River, which served as the main operating base. The aircraft traveled along the same flight path that was used to transfer the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator from Palmdale to Patuxent River several years ago.  

"Triton is the Navy's largest, most advanced unmanned maritime surveillance system to cross such a distance," said Mike Mackey, Triton UAS program director, Northrop Grumman. "The successful flight was the result of a Navy/Northrop Grumman team effort, from finishing a major software package to managing equipment inspections."

Over the next few weeks, two other Tritons, one of which is a demonstration aircraft owned by Northrop Grumman, will also fly to Patuxent River. Both will be used during system development and demonstration tests.

Triton is specifically designed for maritime missions of up to 24 hours. It can fly at altitudes higher than 10 miles, allowing for coverage of 1 million square nautical miles of ocean, in a single mission.

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Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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Health Enhancement Announces New Board Member In Advance Of Annual Shareholder Meeting Sep 18, 2014 01:44PM

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCQB: HEPI), a Michigan-based biotech firm investigating early-stage algae bioactive compounds and metabolic processes, is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to the company's board of directors. Ms. Nola E. Masterson, a California-based biotech executive and investment advisor joined the board effective September 17, 2014.

"We're very pleased and honored to have Ms. Masterson agree to join our board," states Andrew Dahl, President and CEO. "She joins us at an important inflection point in the company's growth trajectory. Her extensive knowledge and experience in life science finance and operations is an invaluable resource for all involved. Her experience as an analyst, investment advisor, executive and entrepreneur will greatly benefit the company."

Ms. Masterson, who resides in Woodside, California, has an extensive and well-regarded track record in the biotech industry. Since 1982, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of Science Futures Inc., an investment and advisory firm, and is currently Managing Member and General Partner of Science Futures LLC, I and II, which are venture capital funds invested in life science funds and companies. As Board Chair of Repros Therapeutics, Inc., Ms. Masterson also serves on the audit committee, nominating committee and compensation committee. She was the first biotechnology analyst on Wall Street, working with Drexel Burnham Lambert and Merrill Lynch, and is a co-founder of Sequenom, Inc., a genetic analysis company located in San Diego and Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Masterson is the Chair Emeritus of the Bay Bio Institute, a 501(c)3 affiliate of BayBio, which promotes science education, workforce development and best practices as well as entrepreneurs in the bioeconomy.

Her business career began at Ames Company, a division of Bayer, and was followed by eight years at Millipore Corporation in sales and sales management. Ms. Masterson has 33 years of experience in the life science industry. She received her Masters' degree in Biological Sciences from George Washington University, and continued Ph.D. coursework at the University of Florida.

About Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCQB: HEPI) is a Michigan-based biotech company engaged in the investigation of the health benefits of early-stage bioactive compounds, the development of natural bioactive compounds for use as dietary supplements and food ingredients, as well as convergence products in the field of metabolomics.

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It's About More Than Your Smile Sep 18, 2014 01:44PM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most adults living in the US have been told to practice good dental hygiene since they were kids. Despite this, a very important part of good dental care, regular check-ups with the dentist, are still avoided by a high percentage of Americans. Many people believe that if they aren't experiencing any issues there's no need for a visit, or don't make dental care a high priority because the consequences don't seem substantial. Nevertheless, poor dental healthcare, definitely including putting off regular trips to the dentist, can have surprising repercussions that affect much more than your teeth. The oral health experts at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care want to help raise awareness around the potential risks. 

The need to maintain healthy teeth goes far beyond having a nice smile. Though gum disease and tooth decay are important issues on their own, the risks they bring to your overall health are more severe than one might think. A number of recent studies have established alarming links between dental issues like gum disease and serious health conditions such as heart failure and lung disease. The studies suggest that the associated bacteria can either worsen pre-existing health issues or may even act as a catalyst to more serious illnesses. Fortunately, effective dental treatment can eliminate gum disease and help prevent these issues.

Though the Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care provide many outstanding cosmetic services such as tooth bonding in Los Angeles at its San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles offices Dr. Farzad Feiz is invested in helping patients achieve more than attractive teeth. The shocking reality is that 3 out of 4 Americans currently have some level of periodontal disease, and that most aren't even aware of it.

Unfortunately, because the symptoms may be subtle, many may not seek treatment which only compounds the unnecessary risks to one's health. By the time the more obvious signs of gum disease, which include halitosis (bad breath) and an often alarming and unattractive rescission of the gum line, the problem is far more difficult and costly to address. The only surefire way to detect, address, and prevent potential periodontal issues is to commit yourself to regular checkups.

There's more. To some, a damaged or lost tooth may not seem like a particularly pressing issue but, left unaddressed, it increases the likelihood of bone loss and gum disease, and the spread of tooth decay to healthy teeth. For those seeking out dental bridges in Los Angeles the treatment offered by Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care not only gives patients back pride over their smile, but improves their health by increasing their body's protection against periodontal disease. For Dr. Feiz, good dental care isn't only about a patient's appearance, it's about promoting and maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle. To learn more about Calabasas Dental Group or California Dental Care, visit, call 818-871-0680 (Calabasas location) or 310-207-1060 (West Los Angeles location).

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