San Diego Rebellion to Host WNFC Pacific Conference Championship

 San Diego Rebellion, San Diego’s only women’s tackle football team, will host the 2022 Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) Pacific Conference Championship at Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA June 9-11, 2022.

The playoff tournament will feature two games on Thursday, June 9 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The winners of each game will compete in the Pacific Conference Championship final on Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Teams participating in the tournament will be decided at the end of the regular season based on win/loss records. Saturday, May 21st will be the last game of the regular season for the Rebellion as they take on the Los Angeles Legends away at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena.

After going 8-0 in 2021 (6-0 during the regular season and 2-0 in playoffs), the San Diego Rebellion are the defending Pacific Conference champions.

All games are streamed for fans to watch online through Vyre Network: vyresports.com/wnfc/

If you are interested in covering the Rebellion, visiting with the team at practices, or attending a game, please contact ownership via phone: 650-521-1756 or email: sandiegorebellion@gmail.com

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Dr. Diego Gicovate, PhD Joins CardioLync Scientific Advisory Board

The developers of the pioneering Diagnostic Modality Interface Portal™ (DMIP™) welcomes expert in medical diagnostic imaging technologies, Dr Diego Gicovate, PhD, to CardioLyncs’ scientific advisory board.

JERUSALEMFeb. 27, 2022PRLog — CardioLync today announced that Doctor Diego Gicovate, PhD has joined its Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Gicovate, Director of Enterprise Imaging systems and Director of the Radiology Informatics Laboratory (R.I.L) at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers in Jerusalem, is a pioneer in medical diagnostic imaging technologies and hospital workflow and medical information processes. In addition to managing Hadassah’s extensive suite of imaging technologies in the service of all of the hospital’s specialties, Dr. Gicovate continues to assist numerous other medical institutions in Israel, North America, South America, and Africa in planning and deploying their diagnostic imaging infrastructures.

Regarding CardioLync, Dr. Gicovate said ” Hospitals across the world continue to merge and consolidate creating bigger networks of dozens and sometimes hundreds of various diagnostic equipment with the legacy systems needed to interpret and report the data and to consolidate patient medical records.” In addition, “With dozens of belligerent hacking attempts to EMR systems daily, hospitals would expose themselves to enormous risk if they allow EDI sharing of in-house information with outside entities. Even with excellent initiatives like FHIR, online access to native diagnostic data especially images are a non-starter.”

Hadassah Hebrew-University Medical Center is recognized worldwide as a leader in specialty care, and receives requests for consultations on both a national and international level. CardioLync is in pilot with Hadassah medical professionals to access and interpret diagnostic data including native images, on studies performed and data generated outside of the Hadassah hospital ecosystem. The use of CardioLync’s systems are particularly crucial now in view of the increased need for telemedicine services given the challenges of the COVID 19 era that have alerted the world to the dual needs for out of hospital treatment and for providing care to chronic disease patients who may skip treatment for fear of exposure.

Jeremy Kagan, CEO of CardioLync said, ” CardioLync technology is changing the game by giving doctors the ability to access native diagnostic data and images across institutions without exposing the hospital IT suite to additional risk. The CardioLync team is thrilled to have a world expert in Medical Imaging Technologies like Dr. Gicovate join the team.  With Dr. Gicovate’s advice and experienced guidance, we will navigate issues that may crop up when working with medical institutions as we scale internationally. We have developed a patent pending interface technology that bypasses lengthy integration processes with hospital legacy systems.  The challenge ahead is to expand from cardiovascular to other areas of medicine that are supported by diagnostic imaging. Dr. Gicovate will help guide us to successful implementation more quickly.”

About CardioLync

CardioLync facilitates a unified view of a chronic disease patient’s condition across specialties, across hospitals, and across regions. CardioLync’s pioneering Diagnostic Modality Interface Portal (DMIP) is a web accessible secure software technology which enables fluent communication and native image access at the point of care among different medical specialists, imaging technicians, nurses, and patients; improving workflow efficiency and coordinated clinical decision making among these stakeholders; while engaging patients to more effectively manage their care.

CardioLync has graduated from the 4th cohort of Hadassah Accelerator powered by IBM alpha Zone amongst five selected Digital Health startups. During the 6-month program, CardioLync has been supported by and expanded its collaboration with Hadassah Medical Center and IBM, and continues so with a view to become a global leader in the space of diagnostic imaging and communication.

Diagnostic Modality Interface Portal and DMIP are trademarks of CardioLync, Inc.

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San Diego, CA Author Publishes Detective Novel

Private Investigations Book One and Two, a new book by Darryl C. Vickers, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Private Investigations Book One revolves around the world of Sam Aquino, an old fashioned Filipino private detective who relies on his wits, people skills, and if necessary a few tricks up his sleeve to solve some mysterious cases within his local Westlake community. But Sam isn’t alone, he’s got a diverse community of friends and family to help him because that’s what people do.

Mystery, intrigue, suspense, and coincidences are all intertwined throughout this fast paced adventure featuring multi-generational and multi ethnic characters, who sometimes speak different languages, including many of the female characters who display smart and strong personalities.

Private Investigations Book Two is not only a story about Private Investigator Sam Aquino, who goes about investigating his cases within his local Westlake community, but a story about promoting goodwill and diversity that mirrors the world we now live in which consists of many people of diverse cultures, races, economic backgrounds and abilities.

This outing Sam is forced to circle the wagons per se and call for help when members of his own extended/blended family become exposed and targeted as he continues taking on more cases. Mystery, Intrigue, Suspense and Coincidences is still intertwined throughout Book Two which features many more multi-generational and multi ethnic characters speaking different languages and accents.

Check out the book’s trailer: https://youtu.be/HzKB3c5T1bc

About the Author
Darryl C. Vickers is a novelist, screenplay writer, and founder of LV55 Media and also a producer of the upcoming television show in development called Private Investigations. Since graduating from Platt College in San Diego, he has worked in the industry helping writers promote and write diversity for film and television projects. He’s now taking his love for writing and creating a novel featuring many different diverse characters, placing them in different scenarios and letting them run loose in his imaginative world.

Check out LV55 Media on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LV55MediaLLC/

Private Investigations Book One and Two is a 668-page paperback with a retail price of $35.00 (eBook $30.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7085-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/private-investigations/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/private-investigations-book-one-and-two/

San Diego, California Author Publishes Science Fiction Novel

Pluto II: Voyage to the Edge of the Universe, a new book by Paul D. Escudero, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Pluto II: Voyage to the Edge of the Universe takes us on the mission Pluto II, where an older man, Gregory Bissell, is recruited to travel to the edge of the Universe to help determine whether the Big Bang Theory has any merit or that Creative Design made the universe that has no limits. Gregory knows he’s going on a super-top-secret mission that will be long, but he is not informed until he’s heading out in space way beyond the solar system that he’ll spend the rest of his life traveling in space. In essence he is Shanghai’d by the Lawrence Livermore Lab, who operates Project Pluto II.

This fictional account of an attempted voyage to the edge of the galaxy showcases some of the extraordinary capabilities the Livermore Lab working with Area 51 to create the essential parts for a mission that will transform society. Will there be racism with humanoids involvement with multicolored-skin Aliens? Is there an edge to the Universe or does it go on infinitely with an infinite number of planets, stars, galaxies, and civilizations? Is there a god? All these and more are here within these pages.

About the Author
Paul D. Escudero lives in San Diego, California, where he has enjoyed the weather and beaches since 1972. Working his entire adult life in electronics, including being associated with numerous government projects, allows him to craft a story with dimensions that only insiders could construct. He spends his spare time at the beaches in San Diego, where he enjoys the sights and the sounds associated with a daily holiday-like experience.

Pluto II: Voyage to the Edge of the Universe is a 442-page paperback with a retail price of $26.00 (eBook $21.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3848-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/pluto-ii/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/pluto-ii-voyage-to-the-edge-of-the-universe/

San Diego County Water Authority and iGrad Partner to Offer Enrich Financial Wellness Platform to Employees

The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and San Diego-based financial education company iGrad have partnered to offer the award-winning Enrich™ financial wellness platform to the SDCWA’s 255 employees and the employees of its 24 member agencies.

The SDCWA was one of the 24 state and local government organizations awarded part of a $1.4 million grant(1) to improve employee financial knowledge and behaviors. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the grant was administered via a collaboration between the Center for State & Local Government Excellence (SLGE), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation (NASTF).

Financial wellness has been a focus for public agencies for many years, but even more so in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the budget and economic crisis many employees face today. Studies have shown that employees’ financial stress has a significant impact on work productivity, focus and engagement. In January 2021, the SDCWA enhanced its financial wellness initiatives with the addition of Enrich and extended it to employees of its 24 member agencies.

In addition to offering the Enrich financial wellness platform, the SDCWA has launched additional educational workshops and activities to help educate and promote behavior change; provided resources and campaign materials to member agencies to promote financial wellness in their own agency; and facilitated activities and challenges that further promote short- and long-term financial planning with incentive prizes.

“Enrich is a great addition to our program,” said SDCWA Special Projects Manager Gretchen Spaniol. “The educational course content and financial tools work for employees at every stage in their life – from paying off student loans to buying a house and saving for retirement.”

Enrich features the Your Money Personality™ financial behavior assessment, which analyzes each user’s financial “personality.” The interactive, mobile-friendly platform also provides:

– Financial education courses with personalized action plans on topics including budgeting, mortgages, healthcare, college savings, student loan repayment, banking, credit, financial planning and more

– Retirement and home affordability analyzers

– A suite of student loan and higher education tools

– Personal finance calculators and a real-time budget tool

Enrich is used by more than 20,000 employers and more than 300 financial institutions nationwide, with artificial intelligence technology that engages each user with the most relevant content based on financial situation and stage of life.

The Enrich platform includes dynamic tools and courses, delivering a highly personalized learning experience on financial topics including student debt, mortgages, budgeting, investing, retirement and long-term care.

A report(2) by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence released in April 2020 found that only 29 percent of state and local government employers offer financial literacy programs to their workforce, while 68 percent of public employees would participate in these programs if they were offered one.

The report found that even before the pandemic, 88 percent of respondents worried about their personal finances and financial decisions, and 66 percent said they worried while at work.

According to a 2021 Capital One CreditWise survey(3), 73 percent of Americans rank their finances as the most significant source of stress.

To combat financial stress, Enrich users are prompted to update their stress score about every four months to gauge the correlation between improved financial wellness and stress levels. Data from 2019 shows that as Enrich participants improved financial understanding, their stress levels dropped.

Additional Enrich data found positive behavior changes as a result of program participation, including:

– 27 percent increase in emergency savings funds to cover three to six months of expenses

– 28 percent increase in credit cards being paid in full every month

– 32 percent increase in employees getting on track with their financial goals

“Financial stress is proven to negatively impact both physical and mental well-being, lower workplace productivity and increase healthcare costs,” said iGrad founder and President Rob LaBreche. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the SDCWA on this important financial wellness initiative.”

About iGrad
iGrad is a San Diego-based financial technology company that offers artificial intelligence-powered financial wellness solutions to more than 600 colleges and universities, more than 20,000 employers and more than 300 financial institutions. iGrad’s Your Money Personality™ was recently recognized by the Institute for Financial Literacy with the 2020 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Adults’ Education Program of the Year award. iGrad is one of three 2020 honorees in the inaugural Barron’s Celebrates: Financial Empowerment, after being selected by a team of judges for its contributions to improving the financial health and security of Americans. iGrad also received the 2019 Eddy Award for Financial Wellness by Pensions & Investments for its Enrich platform. For more information about the iGrad platform, visit https://www.igradfinancialwellness.com. For more information about the Enrich platform for employers and financial institutions, visit https://www.enrich.org.

About the San Diego County Water Authority
The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $245 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base. For more information, visit https://www.sdcwa.org.

(1) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/twenty-four-us-state–local-jurisdictions-awarded-employee-financial-wellness-grants-301131711.html
(2) https://slge.org/news-posts/new-research-shows-state-and-local-public-employees-concerned-about-their-personal-finances https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/twenty-four-us-state–local-jurisdictions-awarded-employee-financial-wellness-grants-301131711.html
(3) https://www.cnbc.com/select/73-percent-of-americans-rank-finances-as-the-number-one-stress-in-life/