The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar hosts the Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy International Master


The Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar is proud to host the Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy International Master for the second year in a row. After last year’s success, a new edition is about to begin with its load of joy and movement for children and families! 12 countries involved with tournaments for girls and boys aged 9 to 12 years that will meet each other on our courts to have fun and give their best, always guided by fair play.

The Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy International Master is not just a trophy, indeed, but it is also an experience for children and families who participate. A formative experience that goes beyond the simple match, enriching the participants with moments, memories, and lessons that they will take into their daily lives. Beyond the results, Kinder Joy of moving Tennis Trophy will be the triumph of fair play and friendship, the same values that Kinder Joy of moving spreads all over the world.

In collaboration with the former tennis player Rita Grande, the tournament was developed in Italy in 2006: it has grown over the years helping to promote an active lifestyle among younger generations also at an international level.

Kinder Joy of moving

Kinder Joy of moving, is an international Ferrero Group Social Responsibility project, that inspires 2.6 million children and their families in 28 countries around the world to get active, enjoy moving, and develop life skills in an engaging and joyful way. At the heart of the project is the strong belief that a positive attitude towards movement will make today’s children, better adults tomorrow.

Kinder Joy of moving operates around the world with high profile, qualified and expert partners, organizes and supports physical education programs in and out of schools, sporting events for children and school competitions with the aim to guarantee that movement is above all a joy for children.

Academy Named One of the Top 5% in the World for Exceptional Customer Impact According to the B Lab Network

 The UK based tech training B Corp Academy has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on the customers’ impact area. In its B-Corp certification, Academy reached a score of 116 points in the overall B Impact scorecard Assessment with the average ordinary business score being 50.9.

“Best for the World” is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.

Academy earned this honor because of initiatives such as leading on diversity and inclusion for individuals who may not otherwise have been a part of the global tech ecosystem. Over the past two years, Academy has been helping diverse individuals reach their full potential by upskilling recent non-tech graduates through a grant-supported, four-month intensive tech training program.

Head of Leadership Natalya Sverjensky at Academy said, “Although the award goes to Academy in name, in reality this is a shared achievement with our brilliant employer partners, like Faculty, Tracsis, Capital on Tap and Soho House.”

Examples of Scholar Proficiency within Academy

Helping bolster Academy’s credentials in its top 5% B Corp ranking for customer impact, several criteria stand out:

Industry-leading diversity – producing tech talent who are 50%+ female, 60%+ from minority ethic groups and 25%+ black.

Merit over means – Academy removes economic barriers to tech through a £3.7k training grant paid to every person we train into tech, with zero tuition fees.

Over 100+ technologists trained with the skills needed to build the future, for roles in software engineering, machine learning and data

Over 30+ companies powered by Academy talent globally, in cities like Berlin, New York and Oslo.

“This award reflects continued recognition of Academy’s core commitment towards providing equal opportunity and unhampered access to a career in tech. We are completely committed to creating positive and long-lasting change within the tech industry.” -Peter Tratalos Co-Founder of Academy

The award, administered by not-for-profit network B Lab, certifies and mobilises B corps that have high standards, through the rating of positive social and environmental performance as well as accountability and transparency.

Having this B-Corp certification has allowed Academy to share its knowledge, learnings and best practices with the B Corp community towards continuing to lead the charge on innovation and transformation across the tech industry.

Although Academy was formed just over two years ago, its scholars are already creating positive change within big players like the NHS and Sainsbury’s Digital as well as dynamic, global startups and scale-ups like Capital on Tap and Sourceful.

“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “[Academy is an] inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”

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About Academy

Academy is an EdTech startup that radically expands who gets into tech and how quickly they can progress in the industry. The company identifies the top 0.5% of underserved and overlooked talent, then fast-tracks them into tech roles and leadership trajectories through a grant-funded four month intensive tech training programme, placement in a tech role at a high-growth company, and an additional 2 years of on-the-job leadership development.

Academy was founded by Ashley Ramrachia, former Chief People Officer at THG (The Hut Group), as a solution to the tech skills shortage, diversity deficit and leadership gap. Academy outperforms society on diversity by paying people to learn – achieving a community that is 50% female, 30% Black, 60% minority ethnic and 25% from socioeconomic disadvantage.

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About B Lab: B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way.

To date, our community includes 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.

B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit

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  • Education

Academy Partners With Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival for 2022 Film Accelerator Program

Five-week business education program for Latinx filmmakers

is supported by TelevisaUnivision’s ViX


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), introduces the 2022 Academy Film Accelerator, a five-week program that will provide filmmakers from Latinx communities with education, resources and mentorship focused on the business of filmmaking.  The Los Angeles-based program will begin in June and guide 10 select participants in how to navigate the entertainment industry and build an awareness of the business skills required to get a film to the screen.

The cohort is composed of LALIFF award-winning filmmakers and Inclusion Fellowship recipients. The program is part of Aperture 2025, the Academy’s ongoing commitment to inclusion, representation and equity, and is supported by TelevisaUnivision’s new global streaming service, ViX.

“We are honored to host this group of talented filmmakers as we come together to elevate mutual learning, community and impact,” said Shawn Finnie, the Academy’s Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards.  “We are so grateful to LALIFF and ViX for playing a central role in our vision to invest in filmmakers from different communities, backgrounds and experiences.  The Accelerator will be led by the Academy’s VP of Impact and Operations Jeanell English and Associate Director, Member Relations and Awards Angelica Cervantes.  Through our Academy members and industry executives, this program will address the important, yet often overlooked, topic of the business of film.”

Throughout the program, participants will engage in a series of workshops and masterclasses centered around content distribution, facilitated by leaders across the film industry.  Topics will include creative pitching, marketing and promotions, production development, and more.  Participants will each receive exclusive networking opportunities, mentoring from Academy members, a $10,000 stipend to go towards all aspects of distributing and promoting their projects, or to offset living costs, and the opportunity to pitch current or future projects to industry leaders.

“This partnership with the Academy marks another important step in ensuring that Hollywood truly represents the diversity and richness that the Latino community has to offer,” said Edward James Olmos, co-founder of LALIFF.  “We are honored to be able to support these talented filmmakers by offering them the right tools for the continuous growth in their careers”

The participants will be acknowledged at this year’s LALIFF.  They are:

Miguel Angel Caballero

Lorena Durán

Michael Flores

Justin Floyd

Gabriela Garcia Medina

Monica Moore-Suriyage

Gabriela Ortega

Kase Peña

Tamara Shogaolu

Maite Zubiaurre


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.


Opal Academy Launches a Children’s Book About Empathy

 Ever seen a younger child getting out of their way to comfort an older child when the latter is sad? This complex emotional intelligence skill paired with caring action is “Empathy,” a skill of our modern day and age.

“I believe Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human,” said Manuela. “I wrote this book to help raise compassionate kids who can better understand and react to others’ feelings,” she continued.

Manuela, the children’s development expert, decided to take action, writing and collaborating with Opal to publish a children’s eBook called, “A Book About Empathy” to help kids understand empathy.

“I wrote it hoping that children will grow up to act with kindness, making a positive difference in the world,” said Manuela. “I think that through reading the book, kids can discuss with their parents or carers about what they learned about Empathy. Parents quite often listen to their kids more than any expert,” Manuela said.

The Story of Maddie

The Book is aimed at 3 to 10-year-olds and features the story of Maddie, a 4-year-old girl who is the book’s main character. Maddie is outgoing, bubbly and along her journey she encounters multiple characters and situations that helps her understand her own emotions and others’ circumstances. She goes on a journey to recognize empathy and share her learnings along the way with young readers.

Illustrated by Anastasiya Kioroglo, the eBook uses colorful illustrations and simple narrative to tell the story of Maddie and her companions on the journey to understand and practice empathy.

“I’m thrilled and proud to work with Opal to write a book about an essential value of what it means to be human,” said Manuela.

Opal Academy

Sohaib Albadawee




  • Books

The RunRite Academy to Bring Indoor Track & Field to Arizona

 The RunRite Academy announces the upcoming opening of the RunRite Indoor Track and Field Center.

The RunRite Indoor Track and Field Center will feature a 200 Meter banked competition track, a 3 lane 400 Meter warm up track, a 5,000 to 10,000 square foot strength training and recovery area, seating for 3,500 spectators, and more. This facility will also be the home to camps, clinics, seminars, corporate events and much more.

The facility will host events for youth and adult athletes of all ages interested in challenging their running skills and showcasing their performance throughout the season. The nation’s first privately owned indoor track and field arena, The RunRite Track and Field Center will bid to host major national and international track and field events from USA Track and Field to major collegiate and youth championship events.

The RunRite Indoor Track and Field Center is also the host production site of the company’s streaming and cable television show, “The $1,000,000 RunRite Runner Transformation Challenge,” rewarding the year’s most transformed runner.

Until the permanent location’s construction is complete, the company will install a 100,000 square foot dome (similar to ASU’s Verde Dicky Dome) on a ten acre site along the Scottsdale/Tempe border scheduled to be completed by January 2022.

Construction on RunRite’s nearly 200,000 square foot permanent building is expected on an adjacent lot to be completed in the Spring of 2023. The also announces the launch of the Arizona Indoor Track and Field League for youth and adult athletes.

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About the Company: The RunRite Track and Field Center is a subsidiary of Z Media & Entertainment, Inc. (Z Media) Z Media’s products include the RunRite System, a wearable technology for improving individual runner performance and reducing runner risk of injury. The parent company also manufactures and distributes solutions for improving the function of the muscles of the feet through its Barefoot Science “in shoe” exercise kits. Z Media ‘s motion capture technology and insoles products are used by over 1,000,000 athletes, coaches, medical professionals around the world. The company’s patent pending wearable technology provides diagnostic solutions for identifying any individual’s physical limitations which affect the individual athlete’s sports performance and risk of pain or injury.

The RunRite Track and Field Center

Zig Ziegler




  • Running