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Studeo démocratise l’accès à l’éducation d’élite

PARISSept. 17, 2021PRLog — L’application Studeo sort pour bousculer le soutien scolaire. Studeo est une application d’apprentissage vidéo avec deux objectifs : améliorer les notes des étudiants et ouvrir la voie aux Grandes Ecoles. Studeo propose des cours de qualité, abordables, ainsi que des techniques d’apprentissage simplifiées au sein d’une plateforme conviviale et engageante.

Les tuteurs Studeo sont diplômés de Polytechnique, de l’ENS, et ont propulsé un grand nombre de leurs étudiants en Grandes Ecoles. Ce soutien scolaire d’élite coûte cher (150€/h) et le prix est un obstacle pour de nombreuses familles cherchant de l’aide pour l’éducation de leurs enfants. Avec Studeo, ces tuteurs peuvent offrir leur contenu à une fraction du prix d’un cours particulier, en digitalisant l’expérience du cours particulier. Studeo ambitionne de développer du contenu pour couvrir les Sciences, du lycée aux classes préparatoires en Maths, Physique, Chimie et Biologie, en commençant par le contenu de Maths terminale.

Les étudiants ont accès à de courtes vidéos résumées, des QCM, des Flashcards, des forums en direct pour les questions-réponses, via leur smartphone. Ils peuvent se référer aux leçons n’importe quand et n’importe où. Il ne sera plus nécessaire de passer des heures à chercher un professeur particulier. Studeo les a sélectionnés drastiquement et les a rendus accessibles à tous. Les étudiants ont un accès illimité au contenu et peuvent poser des questions dans la section forum de l’application. L’application fournit aux étudiants des outils de révision pratiques pour optimiser leur apprentissage, comme des vidéos de correction et des flashcards qu’ils peuvent utiliser dans le bus pour se rendre à l’école ou pendant les pauses.

Nicolas Levandowsky, CEO:

« Nous avons créé Studeo après avoir réalisé que les meilleures ressources éducatives étaient inaccessibles à la majorité des familles, par manque d’information ou de moyens. Durant la période Covid, les inégalités dans l’éducation n’ont cessé de croitre, ce qui a encore creusé l’écart entre les élèves des différentes classes sociales. Notre conviction est que les étudiants, de tous horizons, avec de l’ambition et les bons outils doivent avoir l’opportunité d’entrer dans les meilleures écoles. Studeo permet aux étudiants à travers le pays d’accéder à une éducation de qualité qui est généralement réservée à quelques heureux élus. »

L’abonnement Studeo permet d’accéder à 200 vidéos, 200 QCM, 100 Flashcards et un forum d’échanges, avec une bibliothèque de contenu en constante évolution. L’application est disponible sur Apple Download Now (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/studeo/id1564567385) et Google Download Now (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.siya.st…) store avec une période d’essai gratuite.

Veuillez visiter www.studeoapp.fr pour plus d’informations.

Drum roll…and the winners are

Announcing Summer 2021 Jury Competition Award Winners at Holidays365 International Film Festival

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.Sept. 15, 2021PRLog — The Holidays365 International Film Festival™ announced the winners for the 2021 juried competition. Romy’s Salon won the Grand Jury Prize and As We Are won the Shooting Star Award. The Alice Guy-Blaché Award for excellence by a female filmmaker went to director Henriette Rietz for Postpartum.  The Red Ryder Award for excellence by a first-time director went to Ariel Poster for All American Kids.  The Best Young Filmmaker Award went to 8-year old animator April Yu for Moonlight The Monster and The Fashion Show.  The Audience Award went to The World’s Gone Nutz.

Our esteemed jury included: John Diaz, Romell Foster-Owens, Alexander Gray, Shuja Paul, Deborah Pratt, Koji Steen-Sakai, Bonnie Spence, Danielle Stallings, Scott Stevenson, Susan Vicory, Denise Wakeman, and Todd Waterman.

FEATURE FILMS

Best Independent Narrative Feature Film – The Good Hearts Club

Best International Narrative Feature Film – Romy’s Salon

Best Ensemble Acting Award in a Narrative Feature Film – The Good Hearts Club

Best Director in a Narrative Feature Film – Mischa Kamp, Romy’s Salon

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Vita Heijmen, Romy’s Salon

Best Supporting Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Beppie Melissen, Romy’s Salon

Best Screenplay in a Narrative Feature Film – Romy’s Salon

Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film – Romy’s Salon

Best Editing in a Narrative Feature Film – Romy’sSalon

Best Sound Design in a Narrative Feature Film – The Good Hearts Club

Best Original Music Score in a Narrative Feature Film – Romy’s Salon

Best Documentary Feature Film – Five, A Mother’s Journey

Special Jury Recognition:  Love and Stuff

SHORT FILMS

Best International Narrative Short Film – Like The Ones I Used To Know

Special Jury Recognition – Dad’s Divorce

Best U.S. Documentary Short Film – All American Kids

Special Jury Recognition – As We Are

Best International Documentary Short Film – Baba’s Next Chapter

Special Jury Recognition – Dad Magnet

Best Short Visionary Award – Chase!!

Best Director in a Short Film – Annie St-Pierre, Like The Ones I Used To Know

Best Actor in a Short Film – Tommy Kenter, Dad’s Divorce

Best Actress in a Short Film – Lilou Roy-Lanouette, Like The Ones I Used To Know

Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film – Jesper Ole Feit Andersen, Dad’s Divorce

Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film – Mathilde Passer, Dad’s Divorce

Best Cinematography in a Short Film – Like The Ones I Used To Know

Best Editing in a Short Film – Chase!!

Best Sound Design in a Short Film – Dad’s Divorce

ANIMATED FILMS

Best Animated Short Film – o28

Best Animation Visionary Award – The World’s Gone Nutz

Best Directing in an Animated Short Film – Postpartum

Best Screenplay in an Animated Short Film – Justin and The Werlobee

Best Editing in an Animated Film – o28

Best Original Music Score – The World’s Gone Nutz

Special Jury Recognition – Twin Trees

STUDENT FILMS

Best U.S. Student Film – Esperanza

Best International Student Film – Nostalgia

https://holidaychannel.net/festival/

Serial Entrepreneur Armond Davis Introduces The Paragon Group Investment Firm

TPG Plans to Build Supportive Ecosystems For Minority and Women Owned Businesses Through Adequate VC Funding and Support

Armond Davis

Armond Davis

ATLANTASept. 15, 2021PRLog — Serial Entrepreneur Armond Davis is on a mission to become the most influential investor in women and minority owned businesses through his investment firm, The Paragon Group (TPG). Through TPG, Davis will invest in companies that have minority and woman founders to provide them access to much-needed capital so that they have the opportunity to grow and scale properly. ​​

It is proven that Black and Minority owned businesses and their founders have been disproportionately affected by a lack of funding and opportunities for decades. This gap in equity has become even more pronounced since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to Robert Fairlie’s Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, this gap has contributed to forcing 41% of Black-owned US businesses to close between February and April 2020, and many black-owned businesses are still experiencing a major decline amidst the pandemic in 2021.

Davis is here to provide a solution to this ongoing issue that is affecting minority communities, especially for women of color. That is why he is on a mission to build supportive and dynamic ecosystems for people in his community. He believes that with proper funding and support minority and women-owned founders are just as talented and capable of seeing the same levels of success as other founders.

Davis has two Master’s degrees (MBA in Finance and MS in Commercial Real Estate Investment), investment experience at Goldman Sachs and Suntrust, and 15 years of business operating experience. His extensive education and experience has given him a unique perspective on how to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur, ultimately making him a great choice as an investment partner.

TPG is also implementing a robust mentoring program through which founders whose companies receive investment and guidance from Davis and his team must in turn pass that knowledge forward by mentoring other small business owners in their city. The vision for the program is to create an “ecosystem of exchange” where minority and female founders are sharing the knowledge and experiences that they have gained to propel each other to the next stage of growth and attract further private equity and venture capital investments.

Davis says, “My firm will set a new trend of investment by working with founders on mindfulness and preparing them for the next level of success and then positioning them to scale up and handle that exponential growth.” He is a strong advocate for communal growth and wants every individual, business, and community he supports to have the ability to maximize its potential.

For more information about Armond and The Paragon Group please visit https://www.paragoninvestmentfund.com/. For all press and media inquiries please contact Lindsey Walker at l (mailto:lindsey@walkerassocmediagroup.com)indsey@walkerassocmediagroup.com

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About the Author:

Armond Davis

is an American businessman and investor. He is the founder and Managing Partner of The Paragon Group, a private equity and venture capital firm, which invests primarily in seed and growth stage businesses with minority and female founders and commercial real estate. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida A&M University with an MBA in Finance in 2002. In 2019, Davis received his second Master’s degree when he obtained an MS in Commercial Real Estate Investment from Georgia State University. Davis is heavily involved in community leadership in Metro Atlanta.  He is an alum of the United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program as well as the leadership programs of the Urban Land Institute and the Atlanta Regional Commission.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the largest and most influential Black mentoring organization in the city.

About the Paragon Group:

In 2021, Davis founded The Paragon Group (TPG), a private equity and venture capital firm based in Atlanta.  The firm manages separate funds that focus on two areas: an opportunistic commercial real estate fund and a fund that invests in enterprises that are minority and/or woman owned.

Fall Exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art

Warm And Cool Containers By Peter Pincus

Warm And Cool Containers By Peter Pincus

BEDMINSTER, N.J.Sept. 15, 2021PRLog — The Center for Contemporary Art (“The Center”) is pleased to announce two new fall exhibitions on view October 1 – December 11, 2021.

Chroma Terra, curated by John Reinking, brings together the work of ten contemporary ceramic artists from across the country: Chris Alveshere (Missoula, MT), Sloane Angell (Los Angeles, CA), Lauren Skelly Bailey (NY, NY), Wes Brown (Bloomington, IN), Kyle Johns (Lincoln, NE), Lauren Mabry (Philadelphia PA), John Oles (Jacksonville, AL), Peter Pincus (Rochester NY), Scott Ross (Union Lake, MI) and Rebecca Zweibel (St. Petersburg FL).

In his curatorial statement Reinking explains, “Color is an inherent part of any creative artistic process. It can affect spatial relationships, mood, form, social constructs, psychology, etc. Within the 3-dimensional form, especially ceramics, both sculptural and functional, color is not discussed as much as form. The artists selected for this exhibition emulate the wide range of color of clay, from the intense to the sublime. “Chroma Terra” is an exploration of color theory and relationships within the ceramic form.

John Reinking is an Associate Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris and teaching artist and Ceramics Program Manager at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. As a ceramic artist his work can be found in many private collections. He is represented by Peters Valley Craft Center and Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA and he exhibits in national group shows regularly.

The 2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Juror Mary Birmingham, at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, showcases the work 31 members from The Center. This exhibition features work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, encaustic, ceramics, charcoal and more. Birmingham selected 36 works of art from 170 submissions. She explains, “While there is no unifying theme, what connects all of my selections is their collective evidence that art has the power to heal, inspire, or sometimes just offer just the diversions we crave in difficult times.”

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About The Center for Contemporary Art

Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. The Center was awarded the 2019 Economic Champion Award in recognition of its significant impact on Somerset County in the areas of employment, financial contributions, and community events and programs. Visitors requiring an accommodation or service should contact The Center at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please call (908) 234-2345 or visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at www.ccabedminster.org

Gallery Hours

Monday –Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..; Closed Sundays and major holidays. The gallery is also open during the evening when classes are in session.

And We’re Live: WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE Network is Officially On Air

WBC LIVE Channel Lineup

WBC LIVE Channel Lineup

KENSINGTON, U.K.Sept. 15, 2021PRLog — The World Boxing Council (WBC) and VIVE Network have released the long-awaited WBC LIVE Channel  Powered by VIVE, as well as a fresh suite of applications. The universal rollout comes just in time for two live pay-per-view events that will stream in 4K exclusively on the newly-minted service.

WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE makes its debut with a comprehensive mixture of professional boxing commentary programs from established personalities, WBC Vault content,   full fight replays of professional cards that have been streamed on VIVE’s platform in the past, as well as plenty of promotional content profiling upcoming fight cards, promoters, and athletes. Well-known contributors to the dynamic lineup include Pedro Fernandez – 38-year radio veteran of Ring Talk, Michael Montero of The Neutral Corner, Terel “TstreeT Controversy” Vann of Fight View 360, Claudio Reilsono, Luther Dupree, and Smokin’ Jim Frazier of The Boxing Authorities, and Brits, Joe Pugh and Jack Orme, of Pep Talk UK.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the WBC family and the launch of an innovative 24-hour digital boxing network. In the eyes of fans and media alike, the WBC is widely recognized as the leading sanctioning among the governing bodies. I am blessed to have this opportunity to provide content for the platform. Digital broadcasting is the future of sports, and I can’t wait to see what the WBC Channel Powered by VIVE Network has in store,” says Terel Vann.

The content is predominantly English for the time being; however, Spanish-only time slots will be added imminently. More information about programming and talent is available at bit.ly/WBCshows.

WBC LIVE Channel’s purpose is two-fold: (1) to appeal to sports fans with an appetite for premium broadcast events who own the multi-millions of UHD HDR-capable displays; and (2) to expose boxing fans to lesser-known, up-and-coming boxing talent they may otherwise never hear about or see. The boxing hub offers a round-the-clock, leanback entertainment experience that both reflects upon the history of the sport, as well as explores the multiple facets of its present and future. Viewers may keep up with current champions, rules and regulations, sport politics, and much more.

Two professional pay-per-view boxing events are scheduled to stream live in 4K this week on WBC LIVE Channel, including a doubleheader amateur/professional event in Atlanta on Thursday, September 16 commemorating Mexican Independence Day. The amateur card – of the moniker Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 14 – will feature the face behind The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero a.k.a. Montero On Boxing vs. John Harley Ochoa  as the main event followed immediately thereafter by professional card Underground Showdown headlined by Abel Aparicio vs. Michael Gaxiola. Tickets and full bout cards are available at bit.ly/ATLcorpfightnight for $14.99, and proceeds benefit Ridgeview Alumni Charitable Corporation (mental health and addiction treatment). Then, the professional boxing show, VIVA Playa Del Carmen, happens on Saturday, September 18. Tickets are available at bit.ly/vivaplayadc.

Fight fans that want to stay apprised of WBC LIVE upcoming programs and events may subscribe to email and SMS notifications by visiting bit.ly/WBClivenews.

The freemium linear entertainment shall remain ad-free for a limited time. Likewise, the VIVE TV apps are free to download on iOS, Android TV & mobile, Roku, as well as online. Beginning in Q4 2021, VIVE Network plans to offer WBC LIVE Channel on various popular ad-supported linear streaming platforms.

Account registration is advised by visiting live.vivetv.network. VIVE TV apps are available either by searching ‘VIVE TV’ in the respective app stores or download at the following links:

  • iOS – bit.ly/WBConiOS
  • Android Mobile – bit.ly/WBConAndroid
  • Roku – bit.ly/WBConRoku

Contact

Danielle Jacaman, Communications Director

VIVE Media Services, Inc.

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Comedian Mina Liccione returns from the Middle East with new show

One-woman show by Mina Liccione – Award winning comedian and performing artist – Appearing at Kraine Theater in NYC

By: Liccione Enterpises Inc.

NEW YORKSept. 14, 2021PRLog — Frigid NYC’s Fall 2021 Season will include ‘Growing Up Ringside’, a one-woman show by Mina Liccione, an award-winning comedian and performing artist who grew up in upstate New York and now lives in Dubai, in the Middle East.

She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and has since been in STOMP, shows on MTV and BBC, with her stand-up specials airing on Comedy Central and Shahid TV. Now after many years she is returning to New York with her brand new multi-media solo show.

Growing Up Ringside shares untold stories and imagery of Mina’s upbringing as the daughter of Italian-American boxing promoter Tony Liccione. She lives in a world inhabited by wise guys and boxers like Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, but dreams of becoming a dancer on Broadway.

This show recounts Mina’s coming of age, her comedic mishaps and struggles to find her purpose in life, and continues up to the present day, including her move across the globe to Dubai to pioneer Dubomedy, home to the first comedy school and all female stand-up troupe in the Middle East.

At its heart, the show is a touching tribute to a special father/daughter relationship that developed against the backdrop of the 1980’s Rochester NY boxing scene. The pair form an unbeatable team, fighting in each other’s corners and always seeing the humor in life throughout the good times and the bad. But it also addresses the raw honesty and heavy hitting punch lines topics such as addiction, interfaith marriage, adjusting  to life in a Muslim country and her theory about The God Father Part lll.

“Like many others living abroad during the pandemic, I wasn’t able to visit my family for years. To battle homesickness I started video calling my parents every day. We’d reminisce about my Dad’s boxing days and funny stories from the neighborhood. I realized many of those folks left us too soon and then my Dad’s health wasn’t so good. I had to write this show to honor him, my New York roots as well as my present life in Dubai, to connect these two worlds and help break stereotypes on both sides of the cultural coin through art and laughter,” says Mina.

“Because I’ve learned that we’re all the same, really. Except for people that eat mushy pasta, they’re different, ha! Jokes aside, the similarities outweigh the differences globally. We all love carbs, laughter and just want to be hugged!”

Combining comedy, spoken word and multi-media, Growing Up Ringside is a story of love and resilience; it is hilarious and heartfelt, and reveals the full depths and versatility of Mina as a performing artist and writer.

Growing Up Ringside will be presented by Frigid NYC at the Kraine Theater for two special performances on September 28 and 29 at 7:00 PM.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing Growing Up Ringside back to where the story began,”  Mina adds. “It’s been such a tough couple of years, but I chose to turn my anguish into art. Pain in time is comedy and now I get to perform it live in the city I love most. Best homecoming ever!”

For more information and ticketing head to www.frigidnyc.com.

For interviews and more information, please contact: LOL@Dubomedy.com… Dubomedy@yahoo.com.

Contact

Tony Liccione, Representative

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