National Pink Day June 23rd with The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative

You Matter. Get Your Mammogram.

You Matter. Get Your Mammogram.

MIAMIJune 21, 2022PRLog

  • Fresco y Más, Jackson Health System and Other Partners Offering Mammogram Screenings and Prevention Education
  • Miami Dade College Freedom Tower and FTX Arena Light Up Pink for Awareness and Remembrance
  • Make a Difference and Join the Movement with #WBHI Pink Day to Help Transform and Save Lives

MIAMI, Fla., June 21, 2022 –The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI)—a leader in disease prevention & early detection community outreach— reminds women on National Pink Day, June 23rd, that ‘You Matter, Get Your Mammogram’, ensuring self-care this summer with timely breast and heart screenings.

With pink being the color representing breast cancer, WBHI’s 8th Annual Summer Breast Cancer Awareness Day provides women with critical resources to help beat the odds of breast cancer. Through its community partnerships, WBHI offers mammograms for early detection, health education, care coordination and patient navigation year-round and on June 23rd under the umbrella theme, #WBHIPinkDay, engaging with the South Florida community and national audiences.

Bringing critical preventative care services to the community, WBHI partners with Fresco y Más in Hialeah on National Pink Day, June 23rd offering mammogram screenings at no cost and by appointment only. Women can contact WBHI to schedule their mammogram at 305-825-4081. Valued partner Jackson Health System will also be providing heart screenings, presenting a more comprehensive preventive care approach. Macy’s adds some glamour to the day with a raffle for fragrance gift bags. while supporting good health for all women. Lucky winners will also receive a $100 gift card for grocery items at Fresco y Más, while everyone who participates in the mammogram screening receives life-saving disease prevention and early detection education packages.

“Our summer breast cancer campaign on National Pink Day reminds women that ‘You Matter. Get Your Mammogram’, and practice disease prevention and early detection,” states Andrea Ivory, WBHI’s founder and executive director. “Breast cancer is diagnosed year-round, but the good news is that early detection and disease deterrent lifestyles transforms and save lives.”

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime; and the death rate has increased. Delayed, or missed cancer screenings could mean diagnosis at a later stage with a poorer prognosis. In addition, WBHI will present risk reduction strategies for heart disease which is the leading cause of death for women.

The #WBHIPinkDay campaign includes in-store activities throughout Misha’s Cupcakes locations with a specially designed, fundraising pink cupcake, and participating Starbucks offering breast cancer educational ‘pink packs’ with free coffee during select times. Committed partnership with COX Media Group and Clear Channel Outdoor amplify summer breast cancer awareness messaging. Additionally, Miami Dade College Freedom Tower and FTX Arena light up pink at sunset for community awareness and remembrance.

Everyone near and far is invited to support the initiative on social media with pink inspired images and messages, and the hashtag #WBHIPinkDay and tagging Facebook @TheWBHI and Instagram @WBHI.

A leader in fostering healthy communities, WBHI was recently designated the first official Florida license plate designed to support Disease Prevention & Early Detection. Pre-sale vouchers are available at flbreasthealth.com/licenseplate to provide increased education and awareness relating to early detection, prevention, and screening of breast and heart issues.

For more information about The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, visit https://flbreasthealth.com/.

CIMdata to Host a Free Webinar on the value potential of a multi-view BOM approach

This webinar will explain how to derive business value from a multi-view approach to lifecycle product structures management.

CIMdata webinar: Multi-view BOMs

CIMdata webinar: Multi-view BOMs

ANN ARBOR, Mich.June 21, 2022PRLog — CIMdata, Inc., the leading global product lifecycle management strategic management consulting and research firm, announces a free educational webinar, “Business Value of the Multi-view Approach to Lifecycle Product Structures Management.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and last for one hour.

In the Multi-view Approach to Lifecycle Product Structures Management, referred to by some as the “multi-view BOM approach,” a consolidated information resource contains all the information and maintains all the relationships between data elements that are needed to support the perspectives of multiple communities within Product Engineering, Manufacturing, and Service. The basis of value with this approach is automated reconciliation and synchronization across domain views that can be created and managed with optimal autonomy.

CIMdata’s research and industrial consulting activities have revealed that commercial PLM solutions have advanced within the last five years to enable this approach. In response, leaders in many industries are starting to implement multi-view solutions. With the newness and complexity of this application, there is little experience to draw from to identify and predict value. This webinar will describe several case studies and the expected business value identified by those making these investments.

This webinar will help attendees:

  • Understand the interrelated concepts of Digital Thread, lifecycle product structure, and the connection between the four principal product structure configurations.
  • Understand the purpose of eBOMs, mBOMs, and sBOMs and the unique strategic benefits of the multi-view BOM approach.
  • Comprehend the state of maturity of multi-view BOM capability available in commercial software and maturity of industrial implementations.
  • Appreciate the challenges, successes, and value objectives of industry leaders implementing multi-view BOM solutions.

According to webinar host James Roche, CIMdata’s Aerospace & Defense Practice Director, “Within the last 3 to 5 years, commercial PLM solutions have advanced to enable the Multi-view Approach to managing bills of materials and other lifecycle product structures, including domain-specific structures for mechanical, electrical, and software. In this approach, a consolidated information resource contains all the information and maintains all the relationships between data elements needed to support the perspectives of multiple communities within Product Engineering, Manufacturing, and Service. And the sufficiency of these capabilities for complex products was validated through benchmarking in 2020. This is a big deal. But it is complicated, and it is new. Two reasons why learning from the experience of industry leaders and teaming with solution experts is so important.”

Jim Roche has 35+ years of experience in transformation and IT enablement of product development and manufacturing processes. Before joining CIMdata, he was a PLM Practice Manager at CSC Consulting and A.T. Kearney. He was also at EDS, serving as the chief architect for General Motors’ global engineering systems and as the head technical negotiator for strategic supplier contracts.

Anyone with responsibility or interest in product program integration, systems engineering, PLM program planning, digitalization, or the digital thread will find this presentation interesting.

To find out more, visit: https://www.cimdata.com/en/education/educational-webinars/webinar-business-value-of-the-multi-view-approach-to-lifecycle-product-structures-management. To register for this webinar, please visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/749637555703987472.

Timesys VigiShield Secure By Design Announces PSA Certification

PITTSBURGHJune 20, 2022PRLog — Timesys Corporation, an industry pioneer and a leading provider of embedded, open-source software security solutions, has announced that they have achieved Level 1 system software certification for their VigiShield Secure by Design security offering on NXP® Semiconductors i.MX applications processors.

Introducing VigiShield Secure by Design

With VigiShield Secure by Design, Timesys has distilled the security feature implementation process down into an easy-to-understand, PSA Certified, maintainable Yocto security layer that can be configured to meet current customer and regulatory requirements, such as NISTIR 8259A and ETSI EN 303 645.

VigiShield leverages widely used open source technologies, enables underlying hardware capabilities for best performance, and implements the security best practices recommended by regulatory and industry-specific bodies (FDA, MDR, IEC, etc).

Out of the box, it includes security features such as software integrity (secure boot and chain of trust), secure storage, secure over-the-air (OTA) updates, Linux kernel and system hardening, secure communication, locked hardware ports, security audit logs and more. Additionally, Timesys supports manufacturing tooling required for secure software provisioning. The security layer leverages the best-in-class open source solutions to bring easily maintainable security feature implementation to your Yocto-based Linux distro.

Cybersecurity continues to be a concern for device manufacturers

One of the most effective ways to reduce the cost of security development, improve security posture, and bring secure devices to market faster is by leveraging off-the-shelf pre-certified components. PSA Certified (https://www.psacertified.org/what-is-psa-certified/) provides a framework for security assessment and certification of processors, system software (e.g: Linux OS, RTOS), and devices evaluated by independent labs.

“We are thrilled to work with PSA Certified to reach this milestone. With security built-in using VigiShield Secure by Design, device manufacturers can focus more on innovation during the product development process and get to market faster,” said Atul Bansal, Timesys CEO.

Device manufacturers can leverage PSA Certified components (processor and system software) to quickly start with a secure platform and focus on their value add software. They can also submit their devices for certification to give the end consumer peace of mind. Most importantly, PSA Certified components align with meeting industry security standards.

“Security must be built into embedded technologies from the very start, from the silicon to the system software to the device itself,” said Pere Quetglas, Senior Security Evaluator at SGS Brightsight, the independent security evaluation lab that assessed the VigiShield Secure by Design product as part of the PSA Certification process. “Having passed our independent security evaluation, Timesys VigiShield Secure by Design has successfully achieved PSA Certified Level 1 for system software.”

Cybersecurity continues to be a concern for device manufacturers

As evidenced from Timesys recent industry-wide cybersecurity survey for IoT device manufacturers, device manufacturers face a series of challenges in securing their products.

In analyzing the survey data, Timesys concluded that while security usually isn’t seen as a feature, customers expect devices to be highly secured even in the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. At the same time, industry standards are requiring increasingly strict security. The survey showed that lack of expertise, lack of resources, and insufficient tooling and processes all present challenges.

Timesys bridges this gap with efficient security solutions for the full device lifecycle like the VigiShield Secure by Design security layer.

“The PSA certification of VigiShield Secure by Design software from Timesys provides a framework to ease security compliance,” said Asim Zaidi, Technical Director at NXP Semiconductors. “NXP i.MX applications processors combined with VigiShield software offers another path to help developers reduce time to market while meeting increased security needs.”

To learn more about how device manufacturers can leverage VigiShield Secure by Design to bring secure Linux devices to market faster, visit https://timesys.com/solutions/vigishield-secure-by-design/.

Or learn more about how VigiShield Secure by Design adds an extra layer of protection by joining us and AWS in an Embedded Computing booth (Hall: 1 Booth:1-121) at Embedded World on Tuesday, June 21 in Nuremberg, Germany. There, Timesys will be showcasing an end-to-end IoT-device-to-cloud security solution on a NXP i.MX8 platform secured by Timesys VigiShield and integrated with AWS IoT services. With this demo, find out how OEMs can leverage the solution to securely provision devices at manufacturing, secure the device connections to AWS IoT cloud, and stay protected with tamper detect, security alerts, and key/certificate revocation mechanisms.

About Timesys

Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in open source software security, development tools, and engineering services and consulting, spanning the embedded software market. With Timesys’ expertise, OEMs, ODMs, and design houses cut development costs and accelerate time-to-market for devices and IoT systems and applications using embedded Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, Zephyr, and other open source solutions.

With more than 20 years of embedded development experience, Timesys’ broad portfolio, embedded expertise, and extensive partner ecosystem are used by 1000+ customers to develop leading products and applications including medical, automotive, industrial, networking, aerospace, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Timesys is a Gold member of the NXP Partner Program.

Timesys, the Timesys logo, and VigiShield Secure by Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Timesys Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Fifth Annual Women Changing the Game Event Presented by FPL Kicked Off Countdown to Ninth Annual Roo

Espn Fifty50 Logo

Espn Fifty50 Logo

BOCA RATON, Fla.June 20, 2022PRLog — Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX with top female executives in Palm Beach County, the fifth annual RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl’s Women Changing the Game event presented by FPL at the Hilton West Palm Beach drew an intimate group of women in business, sports and community leaders for a night filled with women-empowering experiences, great networking, food and drink, pop-up shops, gifting and more.

A traditional high point of the annual event is its panel discussion of executive women sharing their career experiences and advice for attendees. This year the Title IX-themed panel discussion moderated by Keli Ferguson, the Emmy Award-Winning Sports and Anchor ESPN 106.3 on WPTV and FOX 29, featured accomplished South Florida women executives who have either played or worked in collegiate athletics and in some way have been impacted by Title IX.  The rule established in 1972 with just 37 words is what helped level the playing field that women athletes and their coaches thrive on to this day.

A special welcome video from Sarah Colby Spain, an American sports reporter who works as an espnW.com columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional ESPN SportsCenter reporter, kicked off the inspiring panel discussion including four South Florida executives:

  • Pam Rauch, Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development for Florida Power & Light Company who competed as a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s tennis team.
  • Staci Wilson, Olympic Gold Medalist and Pine School Boys Soccer Head Coach who competed as a member the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in the U.S. Olympics for women’s soccer.
  • Kate Arrizza, President & CEO of Cox Science Center and Aquarium who was an all-state swimmer in high school and recruited to swim for the United States Naval Academy team. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the Naval Academy, she served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy for seven years. Kate still regularly competes in open water marathon swims, ranging between 10K and 20K in distance and in training for the 12.5-mile swim for the 8th time around the island of Key West.
  • Courtney Lovely, Director of Athletics at Palm Beach Atlantic University who formerly served as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator. She is the first minority to serve in her current role and is the third athletic director during PBA’s NCAA era.

“Women Changing the Game has become a highlight on our annual Bowl calendar, and I am gratified by its popularity, growth and stature,” shared RoofClaim Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “This year we changed our approach a bit and for a good reason, as this was the first time this traditionally women-only event invited men to attend because we felt that celebrating 50 years of Title IX called for a broader audience.”

Sponsors for Women Changing the Game included presenting sponsor FPL, Brightline, Hilton West Palm Beach, Trustbridge, PNC Bank, Deep Eddy Vodka and the Gardens Mall. Guests enjoyed a variety of pop-up shops from the Gardens Mall including Kendra Scott, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Peloton, Josephine Alexander Collective and Aveda; as well as VIP Gifting Bags and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for shopping at the Gardens Mall and a one-year Cooper Hawk membership.

ABOUT THE ROOFCLAIM.COM BOCA RATON BOWL

The Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl debuted in 2014 and has been well received in the community through its first eight years. It has twice held the distinction of matching up two conference champions – Marshall University vs. Northern Illinois University (2014), and UAB vs. Northern Illinois (2018). In all, six conference champions and another three conference division champions have played in the game. Among the bowl’s alumni who have moved on to the NFL are current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (BYU, 2020), Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (FAU, 2017) and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (Memphis, 2016). For more information about the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl visit RoofClaimBocaRatonBowl.com or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).

ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website (https://espnevents.com/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ESPNEvents/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ESPNEvents) or YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg9Cx5ZD_dF0hSa0omKVYUw) pages.

Top Houston Homebuilder Moves Into San Antonio Market

SAN ANTONIOJune 20, 2022PRLog — First America Homes, a Signorelli Company and one of Texas’ largest private homebuilders, is expanding into the San Antonio region. With an initial focus on suburban growth, First America Homes already has positions in four communities with lot development under way.

First America Homes will break ground next month in award-winning master planned community Hickory Ridge located in Elmendorf, Texas. Taking delivery of new lots this month, the homebuilder expects to launch homes sales in the fourth quarter.

“Population growth and demand for housing is surging in San Antonio and home prices are on the rise,” said Dave Barnhart, President of First America Homes. “Our unique ability to keep prices low through efficiencies in our operation enable customers to attain homeownership when they often feel they may not be able to get there. We take great pride in our ability to help families achieve the American Dream.”

First America Homes purposefully chooses to build in communities with low tax rates, so customers money can go into their home and not to the tax man. Another strategy, Barnhart says, is to simplify the sales process by bundling lending, insurance, title work, construction walks and more under one umbrella.

“Our buyers deal with just one person throughout the entire process,” he said. “This keeps the home buying process simple, with less hassle for our customers.”

The company’s approach to value also extends to energy efficiency through the Guardian certification program. Through the initiative, the home must be built to meet stringent requirements involving internal moisture management, air pressure balancing, improved thermal systems, low-e windows and other specifications.

“Our homes have a significantly lower HERS (Home Energy Rating System) than a resale or even other new builds built to current energy codes,” Barnhart said. “This means lower energy bills for homeowners.”

The First America Homes San Antonio division will be led by Division President Chris Hill, who started with the company in May. Hill brings more than 20 years of residential homebuilding experience, most recently as the Vice President of Construction at a custom homebuilder in the San Antonio area.

First America Homes has helped thousands of families find homes since the company’s 2010 inception.  Today with more than 24 active communities in the Houston area and quickly expanding into Central Texas, the track record of excellence with homes priced from the $240,000s and up is an exciting story, says Danny Signorelli, CEO of The Signorelli Company.

“We have spent the past 27 years building a vertically integrated company with a focus on each asset class found in master-planned community development,” Signorelli said. “With our growth and success as one of the largest builders and developers in Texas, it is a natural move for us to expand into the San Antonio/Austin markets, among others.

“Hickory Ridge is the first of many communities in the central Texas region, and we are very excited to work with local leaders to help make a positive impact in the region.”

Learn more about First America Homes and join the interest list at https://www.firstamericahomes.com/san-antonio-new-homes-coming-soon .

David Batiste of NOLA’s Royal Family of Music Speaks with San Francisco Black Film Festival

Ageless Talent David Batiste of NOLA’s Royal Family of Music Speaks with San Francisco Black Film Festival Publicist Jackie Wright & Tours with National Juneteenth Observation Foundation for a weekend of celebrations.

David Batiste & Grandchildren@NOLA Family Gras

David Batiste & Grandchildren@NOLA Family Gras

SAN FRANCISCOJune 19, 2022PRLog — Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises San Francisco~Dallas Community Spotlight~~~

Before going on a whirlwind weekend for Juneteenth Celebrations “Wave of Freedom” produced by the National Juneteenth Observation Foundation,  Louisiana Hall of Famer David Batiste stopped driving long enough to speak with Jackie Wright, journalist, filmmaker, Director of NOSACONN’s African Heritage Series and publicist for the San Francisco Black Film Festival.

David Batiste, one of seven brothers in his family, created the legendary David and the Gladiators rhythm and blues band that was highly acclaimed in the 60’s and 70’s. Known for his love of the melodica, the iconic instrument is passed down in the Batiste Family and is also played by his Grammy-award winning nephew Jon Batiste,  the pianist and band leader for the Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert.

David Batiste, keyboardist who loves all genres of music, spoke with the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF) in recognition of one of several themes of the festival, Black Music Month, Juneteenth and Father’s Day.

The San Francisco Black Film Festival for the past 24 years traditionally held in Black Music Month over Juneteenth weekend always ending on Father’s Day,  was founded by visionary and arts Impresario Ave Montague, who passed leadership on to her son Kali O’Ray and is now led in its second year by O’Ray’s children, Cree Ray and Kali Ray Jr.  Wright  asked Batiste about the power of family and music when it comes to NOLA’s Royal Family of music.   The Batistes, NOLA’s Royal Family of Music is so named due to the sheer numbers of the family members and the treasure of their pure musical talent.  Musical talent is in the Batistes royal music DNA.

(Link to interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scdoy3egeS4)

David Batiste, a father of 16 children, who delights in family and using the healing power of music to cultivate the next generation, will be 75 years old in September.   One of the clips in the above interview shows “Sir David Batiste” of NOLA Royal Family of Music leading one of his grandchildren by the hand to be introduced to the audience of  New Orleans”http://www.prlog.org/”Familygras” 2022.  Another shows him at a local elementary school giving lessons on music and lessons on life.  Learn all you can.  Don’t let someone else’s definition of you determine your destiny.   Believe in yourself; believe in God; believe in your family and respect all people and life are the basic tenets that “Sir David” shares with those who are blessed to encounter the constantly creative “Soul.”

After lending his support to the San Francisco Black Film Festival that has a motto: “Healing the World One Film at At Time,”  “Sir David” began his whirlwind tour Juneteenth Weekend Celebration with Funkativity composed of fellow band mates Steve Williams; Michael Hampton; Damon Batiste; Herman Burney; Juju Gordon; Deon Cleancult; Anthony Nixon; Alisha Coleman; and Paul Hamilton III playing at Fort Monroe Outlook Beach in Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

As the band plays on, Damon Batiste, a percussionist and international businessman with over 80 visits to Africa alone, is working with his father over Father’s Day and Juneteenth Celebration Weekend.  Damon Batiste, a father of three himself, founded NOSACONN,(New Orleans South Africa Connection), a Cultural Ambassador who has launched a $500 million cultural business development plan with business partners in South Africa.  Find out more at www.nosaconn.com.

The Batiste Family has a documentary Film on the way.  In the interview Wright asked that the San Francisco Black Film Festival be among the first to screen the dynamic family story.  Keep eyes on www.sfbff.org for details as they unfold.

To all the Dads in the Batiste Family and to Fathers Everywhere, “Happy Father’s Day!”

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