Beverly Crest Swim Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Beverly Crest Swim 32 32 Enduro Bearings will host “Bearings & Brews Speakeasy” Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:05:52 +0000
September 20, 2022

Chris Feucht, Enduro Brand Manager, and other key staff will introduce the public/local retailers to the design, manufacture and service of bicycle bearings.

Oakland, CA (September 20, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Hot on the heels of the success of Enduro Bearings “Bearings & Brews Speakeasy” events at the Rapha Clubhouse in San Francisco and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Marin, Enduro is hosting the fun and informative event in Colorado. They will host a free Bearings & Brews Speakeasy for the public at the Rapha Clubhouse in Boulder (1815 Pearl St.). The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.

Chris Feucht, Brand Manager of Enduro Bearings, will explain how Enduro has become the go-to performance bearing supplier for global bicycle and component manufacturers, while other team members will demonstrate correct bearing removal/replacement and the secrets of success. Attendees will also learn about Enduro’s renowned, lifetime-guaranteed Maxhit 440C and XD15 ceramic-stainless hybrid product lines and why industry leaders specify millions of Enduro bearings each year to meet the diverse demands of road, gravel and mountain biking.

“These Speakeasy events are a perfect way to tell the story of Enduro and, more importantly, the story of bearings and bikes, all in a relaxed setting. Our first events were a great success and the Rapha Clubhouse in Boulder is the perfect venue,” says Feucht. “We love the opportunities to meet our customers and hear their stories, but also to let them know why we do what we do and why we want to pass on our knowledge to them.”

All Speakeasy participants will also receive a one-time coupon for 35% off bearings and components online. One lucky entrant will also receive an all-new Enduro Bearings XD15 Ceramic Hybrid Bottom Bracket with Enduro’s famous Lifetime Warranty (which includes corrosion coverage).

If that’s not enough, attendees can ‘nab’ a variety of goodies, including t-shirts and hats and other ‘swag’; hydration from Our Mutual Friend Brewing will also be provided.

Enduro Bearings & Brews Speakeasy Details:

Location: Rapha Boulder

Address: 1815 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Date hour : October 5, 2022. 5:30 p.m.

For further information and/or media requests, please contact: Nic Sims at SIMBOL Communications:

About Enduro Bearings: Since 1996, Enduro bearings has worked closely with bicycle manufacturers to provide the best bearing solutions for each application. We’re engineers, we’re innovators, we’re riders, and we make performance products that stand up to the toughest conditions. Our facilities in the United States and Singapore provide “Enduro Bearings Inside” technology to riders around the world.

Radisson Hotel Group opens the first Radisson Individuals hotel in Poland Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:49:34 +0000

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Andersia Hotel & Spa Poznań, a member of Radisson Individuals, marking the brand’s debut in Poland. The Group’s current Polish portfolio consists of 17 hotels in operation, with further openings planned in the coming months to bring the portfolio to market to 23 hotels, representing over 5,200 rooms in operation and under development.

Poznań is considered by many to be the historic capital of Poland and one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Poland. Located on the Warta River, Poznań is an important cultural center and a thriving business center for the region. The city is one of the four historic capitals of medieval Poland and is known for its many heritage sites, including the Renaissance Old Town, Poznań Town Hall, and the 10th-century Poznań Cathedral. The city also hosts the Poznań International Fair, the largest industrial fair in Poland and one of the largest fairs in Europe. Poznań is also a gastronomic capital known for its famous St. Martin croissants filled with white poppy seeds, vanilla and cream.

Andersia Hotel & Spa Poznań, a member of Radisson Individuals, is located in one of the city’s main squares, Plac Andersa, and is easily accessible from the airport and major local transport hubs. The main train station and the bus station are about 10 minutes on foot. Hotel guests will enjoy easy access to Poznań’s main attractions, including the Old Market Square and the historic Town Hall with the legendary goat shows at noon daily, as well as the largest park in the city, Cytadela Park, Parish Church of St. Stanislaus and Stary Browar Shopping Centre.

Andersia Hotel & Spa Poznań, a member of Radisson Individuals, is located in the heart of the financial center of Poznań, close to the Stary Browar shopping center and art center, and just a 15-minute walk from the Poznań International Fair . The hotel is a modern business location that offers 172 spacious and elegant rooms, from premium rooms to superior suites with panoramic city views. The architecture and design of the hotel is a balance between contemporary style and natural materials, such as wood, combined with accent pieces, designer furniture, and thoughtful lighting. The hotel occupies 9 floors of a 19-story skyscraper which is one of the city’s centerpieces and a venue for prestigious events.

Andersia Hotel & Spa Poznań, a member of Radisson Individuals, offers 1800 m2 of versatile conference space with 10 rooms suitable for high-level business events or conferences for up to 800 people, as well as private meeting rooms for small meetings and training sessions. The Flavoria The restaurant serves breakfast and is open in the afternoons and evenings and serves traditional Polish and European cuisine. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, as well as the Harmonia Wellness Club & Pool which has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and Finnish sauna made of natural wood.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as top priority, Andersia Hotel & Spa Poznań, a member of Radisson Individuals, is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. Extensive cleanliness and disinfection protocols have been developed in partnership with SGS, the world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification, and are designed to ensure customer safety and peace of mind. from check-in to check-out. Safety protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Group’s safety and security program, ensuring that we always take care of our guests and team members.

Hotel website

Hotel Andersia
Andersa Square 3
Poznan, 61-894

+48 61 667 80 00

The creators of Mandarin Oriental will be present in the largest resort in the capital Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:36:04 +0000

ISLAMABAD: ONE Homes, a global leader in luxury lifestyle development, has appointed VX Studio, a world-renowned architectural design firm, as the lead design consultant for One Serene Residences, the first resort development in $40 million to Pakistan in Islamabad.

The group recently acquired 100,000 square feet of prime land in the Twin Cities where it will develop Pakistan’s first resort, tailor-made for overseas Pakistanis, according to a press release issued here on Monday.

Based in Dubai, VX Studio is a renowned architectural design company with projects and developments around the world. Their value-driven, developer-led designs continue to turn heads and succeed from concept to execution.

VX Studio has an extensive portfolio of iconic projects of varying size and complexity, across master planning, hospitality, multi- and single-family residences, retail and mixed-use, repositioning, cultural and health care.

The construction value of projects in VX Studio’s portfolio exceeds US$5 billion, including Mandarin Oriental, Istanbul, Saadiyat Island Beach Club, Nuraxi Retreat, Sardinia, Italy and Niyama Resort Maldives.

As lead design consultants for the first-ever resort-style living concept, One Serene Residences, VX Studios comes to Pakistan with its extensive portfolio and timeless designs to create something exceptional.

At the signing ceremony, Irma Coello, Project Director of VX Studio, said, “One Serene Residence is our first development in Pakistan and a fitting first as the first resort-themed development in Pakistan in an unprecedented place. ONE Homes reputation as world-class developers adds to our portfolio and ensures that together we bring the best from around the world and make it available in the region. One Serene Residences will be a flagship destination not only in Pakistan but across the region.

Commenting on the collaboration, Aqib Hassan, Chief Commercial Officer of ONE Homes, said: “By continuing to partner with globally recognized companies and focusing on the finer details to deliver the extraordinary, we are ensuring that every destination we we create is executed to perfection.

With a dedication to high quality design, VX Studio will create elegant, welcoming and warm lifestyle-centric living spaces at One Serene Residences.

ONE Homes is known for building spaces that promote human connection, happiness and well-being, inspiring and enabling people to live better. Focused on building a better, world-class resort destination in Islamabad, the groups reaffirmed their commitment to developing a destination that will provide a holistic lifestyle, empowering and inspiring its residents to live their best life.

Fun and Feisty Comes From the Clouds in Pocahontas Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:40:28 +0000

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Road To The Kentucky Derby kicked off Saturday at Churchill Downs, as did The Road To The Kentucky Oaks, with the 54th running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Pocahontas.

The two-year-old filly from Lucky Seven Stable Fun and fiery emerged victorious.

Gently brushed between his rivals shortly after the start, Kenny McPeek’s trainee regained the upper hand and settled well off the pace, eleventh out of twelve as the peloton entered the clubhouse bend. Favorite Great love led the way all the way, uncontested until six furlongs from home, when 13/1 fired friendlypersuasion stood aside to confront him.

Eight lengths behind the action up front, Fun and Feisty launched a spirited four-lane rally around the far corner. Picking up ground with every stride as the peloton headed for the stretch, she easily passed the beleaguered duo of Grand Love and Friendlypersuasion, pulling away to win by three and a half lengths. Under Julien Leparoux, she stopped the clock in 1:45.86.

Shoplifter closed the rail to grab the second. Grand Love held on for the show. Following them came Boss Lady Baileyfriendly persuasion, Adjusting the jets, Southlawn, From nothing at all, Need money, Kiss me on Oconee, just a warriorand naughty girl.

The top three paid 14.46, 14.02 and 2.94 respectively.

Fun and Feisty’s triumph in the Pocahontas was his second consecutive victory, having broken his maiden on the third request during his previous start. Now with 10 qualifying points for the 2023 Kentucky Oaks, Fun And Feisty is a perfect two-on-two at Churchill Downs.

Kenny McPeek spotted Midshipman’s daughter at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearling sale and brought her home for $100,000.

By Amber Joyce, Editor-in-Chief

Photo: Fun and fiery rolls in Grade 3 Pocahontas (Coady Photography)

]]> Here’s how much rain and wind are expected at the 49ers-Seahawks game Sun, 18 Sep 2022 19:50:07 +0000

Sports // San Francisco 49ers
Photo by Katie Dowd

Rain and gusty winds are expected at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers-Seahawks game.

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Niners fans know Levi’s Stadium for its scorching temperatures and blinding sunshine, but Seattle-like weather is forecast for Sunday’s 49ers-Seahawks game.

The NFC West game, which kicks off at 1:05 p.m., will take place during a rare September storm in the Bay Area. The National Weather Service’s Bay Area office forecast light to moderate rain throughout the day, with a possibility of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. “The probability of precipitation is 90%,” the weather service said. “New precipitation is between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, barring higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”

Perhaps most notable for 49ers quarterback Trey Lance is the fact that gusty winds are expected all afternoon. A constant wind of 11 to 14 mph from the south and southeast is forecast, with gusts up to nearly 30 mph. You can check the weather service’s hour-by-hour forecast for Santa Clara here.

READ ALSO: George Kittle will miss a second game in a row

Luckily for the 49ers, conditions won’t be as dire as they were last week in Chicago. The newly laid turf at Soldier Field turned into a waterlogged disaster as heavy rains battered the area throughout the fourth quarter. The field turned into a paddling pool of standing water, with seemingly little precipitation soaking into the ground.

The 49ers fell to the Bears 19-10; the Seahawks, meanwhile, picked up a 17-16 win over the Broncos in Week 1.

40 miles away, in San Francisco, the Giants face the Dodgers at 4:08 p.m.; weather conditions are expected to be similar to Oracle Park, with wind gusts of up to 33 mph and between a tenth and a quarter inch of precipitation in the forecast.

]]> A photographer explores the damage humans have done to the Earth Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:43:23 +0000

Photographer Anya Anti created 2.5 seconds, a climate change awareness project that she hopes will start a conversation about the issue and educate more people about the facts, the urgency of the crisis and the seriousness of its consequences.

“I’ve always cared about the environment and loved nature,” says Anti PetaPixel. “But I guess it’s not enough to take action and change my lifestyle.

“The turning point was when I first visited Iceland in 2016. I have traveled to many places before, but none of them could compare to what I felt and saw in Iceland. This marked me a lot and made me realize that our planet is fragile and that its beauty can disappear.

Greenhouse gas

“The thought of nature being affected and destroyed by climate change has become personal, shocking and overwhelming,” says the photographer. “I wanted to capture and preserve the incredible beauty of Iceland through my art while I still could.

“I also realized that it was time to give more meaning to my photographic work, to use it as my unique voice to express what I feel and share my fear for the future, and to create a strong message .”

Half of the images in the project are self-portraits, which Anti often takes with a tripod and remote control. But sometimes it helps to be behind the camera and have more control over the process. That’s when her model was beneficial, and she believes the four-member team effort was beneficial to the project.

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The shot was done in Iceland, but post-processing was back in New York, so Anti had to view the final results while looking through the viewfinder or even without it for the self-portraits. She drew sketches, created mood boards, did a lot of research on the location, etc. The result may vary, but the final work is usually very close to what she imagined when she was doing all these things.

What is the title 2.5 seconds Mean?


“Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Humanity is around 140,000 years old. If we compress Earth’s existence into a normal full day of 24 hours, we’ve been on this planet for 2.5 seconds,” says Anti, the Ukraine-born artist. “I used 2.5 seconds as a title because I wanted to invoke the power of numbers and perspective to create a strong and shocking effect.

“In 2.5 seconds, we became the dominant species with a rapidly growing population, causing catastrophic environmental impact. We created the industrial revolution and burned fossil fuels creating more carbon in the atmosphere than ever before.

“We have caused global warming at a record rate, endangering our very existence. We have cut down trees, destroyed more forests than ever before and polluted the air, water and soil. We have created an island of waste, the size of the state of Texas, in the middle of the ocean.

“Three quarters of the Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In just 2.5 seconds, we’ve transformed the planet into our own personal factory.

“It took us nearly 4.5 billion years of evolution to exist, and we’ve changed so much in such a short time. The problem is us. And it’s up to us whether we want to arrive at 3 seconds.

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How the project started

The visit to Iceland in 2016 opened her eyes and changed her perception of climate change. Anti started thinking about the project in 2017, and it took three years to bring it to fruition. Most of 2018 was spent developing concepts, trying to crowdfund the project, and finding sponsors. In 2019, she was finally able to go to Iceland for ten days with her team and shoot the entire project. In 2020, she sorted the material, edited it and finalized it.

Anti tried crowdfunding but failed and had to refund all donations. In the end, she was able to find sponsors and invest some of her own savings in the project.

Two of the most difficult photos

The sea level rises

“The hardest picture to take was The sea level rises,said Anti. “I had no idea how it would be until I got back to New York and started riding.

This time the photography artist couldn’t really rely on the props and the setup was out of his control. Nevertheless, she always prepared herself. Initially, his model sat on a piece of white brick wall with an open swimming pool in the background.

“I couldn’t really build an installation and flood the area,” explains the photographer. “So my only hope was to use my editing skills and turn the blank wall into a house, [with] a piece of spray-painted cardboard as a roof and use the pool as a base for the flooded area.

Another very difficult shoot was Melting of the glaciers.

Melting of the glaciers

Anti wanted to create a costume that would look like melting ice with ice crystals and water drops and at the same time make it look like it’s not clothing but rather part of an ice creature that represents glaciers.

“I made the costume myself and spent an awful lot of time on it,” Anti recalls. “I used tulle which I roughly sewed to the sides, nude sheer pantyhose, acrylic crystals and teardrop beads of various sizes which I hot glued and sewed directly to the fabric.

“I wanted to create the illusion that my subject is naked and that the crystals are part of her body attached directly to the skin. That’s why I used sheer tulle in a nude color.

The photo shoot itself was also very difficult. I wanted to shoot the concept next to the real glacier. It was very cold and we had to film in freezing rain and wind. My model was half-naked, wearing a bodysuit and an ice cream costume. I had to be very fast and very efficient.

The photographer’s favorite photo

“I love them all!” says the concept artist. “But if I had to choose [a favorite]I would probably choose Global warming. It’s a self-portrait where I’m holding a planet in fusion. It is very personal and symbolizes the whole project.

“I instructed someone to do it [hand painted desktop globe] for me here in the United States. Then I took it with me to Iceland in my luggage.

Global warming
Pre-shoot sketch by Anya Anti

One of his assistants applied paint to his fingers on the spot to create the effect of a molten planet with dripping paint. When editing, she figured it needed a more mountainous background with fog than the one it was shot on and swapped it out for a different locale in Photoshop.

The gear and post-processing

Anti shot the project in Iceland with a Nikon D600 DSLR, a NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 and a NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8 in autofocus.


All photos were taken in natural light and sometimes with a silver reflector.

“I do RAW processing and most of the color correction and color grading in Lightroom,” says Anti. “Then I do compositing and editing in Photoshop. [The photos] aren’t necessarily compositing heavy, but I always incorporate some level of it into my work. I am also a perfectionist and pay a lot of attention to detail.

“That’s why I spend time cleaning things up with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush, perfecting shapes with Liquify, and making local color and contract adjustments with Masks. In the end, I can apply effects like extra color work, contrast or textures like rain and snow.

“On average, I spend 3 to 5 hours per photo.”

Anti’s beginnings as a photographer

“I’ve always been a creative person,” says the environmental photographer. “As a child I was good at painting and crafts. In 2010 I discovered photography and fell in love with it. With only $400 in savings, I bought my first DSLR camera [while in the university in Ukraine studying metallurgy, the field for which she received her diploma.]

“Unfortunately, I had no artistic training, access to professional training in my country, teaching to experts or tutorials, mentors or photographer friends. So, I had to learn everything on my own. I got all my knowledge and inspiration from social media and online photography communities. Through trial and error and analyzing the work of other photographers, I learned and improved.

“When I got into photography, I struggled to find myself for a while. Like many of us, I was experimenting with different genres. But I was sure of one thing: I wanted to shoot something that would be different from everyone else.

“When I started photographing people, I wanted to do something beyond just portraits. I wanted to show something that couldn’t be seen, add a story, convey an atmosphere and create a compelling image.

“So I started experimenting, playing with different lenses and shooting techniques, using props, editing in Photoshop, and adding special effects to my photos using compositing. later I started creating surreal female fine art portraits, which became my favorite genre and a hallmark of my work.

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His first project, Butterflies in my stomach, was very personal and reflected her struggle with a dark time in her life. But with 2.5 seconds, she hopes to raise awareness about climate change, start a conversation about the issue, and educate more people about the facts, the urgency of the crisis, and the seriousness of its consequences.

“This 3-year experience taught me a lot,” admits Anti. “I learned what I am capable of. I learned about people and relationships; I made new relationships, did a lot of research and made many lifestyle changes to live more sustainably .

“I am a different person now. And I’m very proud of the final artwork and how this project came out. My only hope is that it has at least some impact or influence on how we treat the Earth.

You can see more of Anya Anti’s work on her website, 500px, and Instagram.

About the Author: Phil Mistry is a photographer and teacher based in Atlanta, GA. He started one of the first digital camera courses in New York at the International Center of Photography in the 90s. He was director and teacher of Sony/Popular Photography magazine’s Digital Days workshops. You can reach him here.

Picture credits: All photography by Anya Anti

3 Breathtaking Beach Resorts You Can Visit Now For An Endless Summer – Robb Report Sat, 17 Sep 2022 21:24:32 +0000

Pumpkin spice and holiday music aren’t everyone’s cup of cider. If you’d gladly trade a “Silent Night” for sea air, sunshine, and chilled Sauvignon, take note: it’s already springtime in the sweltering Southern Hemisphere, when temperatures rarely dip below 80 degrees Fahrenheit and where, by December, the waters of the island will be warmed by a full summer sun.

Betsy Cox, CEO of Blackbook Concierge and a wave of the magic wand to discerning customers, says it’s no surprise people are eager to experience the summer side of the globe this year. “They spent the pandemic in the Hamptons, Miami and Malibu, then they went to the Mediterranean,” she says. “Now they’re dying to go somewhere really exclusive, where they won’t see anyone they know.”

After Oceana and Southeast Asia have spent the past two years sitting on some of the toughest Covid-19 lockdowns on the planet, resorts and developers are proving they haven’t. lost time, unveiling a host of super luxurious sanctuaries loaded with perks that simply cannot be matched in the Caribbean.

Start by defining lizard island, an exclusive resort of 40 rooms, plus villas, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This offshore slice of Australia has long been a gathering place for low-key celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Tiger Woods, Charlize Theron and Russell Crowe. Now they claim the safety of the new villa on the island, the House. Opened in July after nearly 30 years of red tape, the Getaway is a sprawling four-bedroom perched on a small peninsula between pristine beaches.

A choice of turquoise waters on Lizard Island, off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Courtesy of Lizard Island Resort

Australian businessman Steve Wilson, who built the house (from around $11,000 a night with a three-night minimum) on the resort island founded by his late father in the 1970s, calls the “special answer” villa to a unique stretch of land. “We’re the only habitable island outside the reef, and we’re very close to the continental shelf, where the coral drops to 1,000 feet,” he says. “You have to see it before you believe it.”

suitable for this Earth-caliber natural wonder is an airy design by Australian architect James Davidson which makes extensive use of organic materials such as stone and wood. Additionally, the villa comes with staff and a fleet of personal watercraft, including a 56ft Riviera yacht.

During this time, the Vatuvara Private Islands, in Fiji, from the famous silent recording of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018, now has another unforgettable natural feature, this one under the waves. Closed for two years, the three-villa all-inclusive resort (from $4,300 per night, including island transfer by private plane) came back to life in January with refreshed amenities, a focus on conscientious luxury , organic, island-grown food that stock-chain woes are a thing of the past, and a swimmable sea garden that includes giant two-foot-long clams, otherwise extinct in the wild in Fiji.

Cox sends his biggest fish to Koh Rang Noi, a rare private island off Phuket that she calls “one of those very word-of-mouth places where the sky is the limit.” At just under 10 acres, the resort is home to three fully-equipped villas, ranging from four to eight bedrooms, with prices starting at $5,000 per night. For larger groups or a custom stay, the whole island can be purchased – rates should start around $50,000 – with the added option of a range of yachts (depending on the group’s needs) plus three smaller boats from sport, windsurfing equipment and an armada of 15 jet skis. After a day on the water, the whole crew can relax in the 43-seat cinema.

John Sutherland, who operates Koh Rang Noi, says he recently explored some sort of hospitality swap with his “favorite castle owner in Scotland”, in which she and her butler team would play hostess for guests from the island and Sutherland and the team would be traveling to Scotland. “The island is absolutely fabulous,” he says. “But it’s also about the quality of the people looking after you. The staff makes all the difference. »

Clubhouse International World Seminar Convens – Keynote Speaker, Devora Kestel, World Health Organization Sat, 17 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 New York, NY, September 17, 2022 –(– Clubhouse International, a global organization working to end the social and economic isolation of people with mental illness, is hosting the 2022 Clubhouse International Global Seminar from 17 September to September 22, 2022. The event is co-hosted by B’More Clubhouse.

The five-day seminar will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, attracting more than 600 participants from 15 countries, 32 US states, nearly 170 community mental health programs known as “Clubhouses” and several organizations and parties global mental health stakeholders. The seminar will provide an opportunity for education, dialogue and sharing of best practices developed by the Clubhouse community of Clubhouse International, which aim to help people living with mental illness around the world regain a respected place in society through work, education, welfare and community. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the global mental health landscape, how to strengthen club employment programs and community partnerships, how to strengthen and diversify boards of directors , best practices for onboarding new members, and more.

Clubhouse International is honored to welcome Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO) as the keynote speaker for the seminar. In her remarks, Ms Kestel is expected to talk about the WHO mental health action plan and the role Clubhouses can play in helping to change and improve the global mental health landscape, as the Clubhouse model is a important component of mental health service systems around the world.

Clubhouse International is pleased to announce that Melissa Harris, Associate Director of the Disability and Seniors Health Programs Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be joining a panel discussion focused on how Medicaid funding works with Clubhouses. . Ms. Harris works with Clubhouse International to help better understand Medicaid funding in the United States and fill the gaps for Clubhouses seeking Medicaid funding in their respective states.

The Clubhouse Model for Psychosocial Rehabilitation is an evidence-based practice that for 75 years has provided effective and cost-effective solutions for people living with mental illness. The model is recognized by the World Health Organization as an example of a rights-based, recovery-focused approach to recovery. Clubhouse International is the 2014 recipient of the Hilton Humanitarian Award and the 2021 recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Special Presidential Commendation Award.

Today, more than 330 Clubhouses operate on six continents. Clubhouse International manages the accreditation quality assurance process for the global Clubhouse network, provides comprehensive training, mentors start-up groups, promotes expansion of the Clubhouse model, and conducts advocacy campaigns encouraging greater health awareness mental health in the world and a greater involvement of the main players in the community. mental health services.

Why mental health? The World Health Organization estimates that more than 450 million people worldwide live with some kind of mental or neurological disorder; Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease (WHO). It is estimated that 703,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year; Globally, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds (WHO). Although mental illness is widespread in all societies and can affect anyone, affecting up to one in four people, there is a significant gap between the number of people with mental illness and the number of people receiving treatment. and support.

Clubhouse International works to alleviate the challenges faced by people living with mental illness and advocates for increased investment in community mental health services. We envision a world where there is a Clubhouse in every community. There is no health without mental health.

Media Contact:
Anna Sackett Rountree, Director of Communications, Clubhouse International

For more information about Clubhouse programs that provide mental health recovery opportunities for people around the world, visit

Clubhouse International
845 Third Avenue – 6th floor
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+1 212 582 0343

In the locker room with World Junior Swimming Championships competitor Miguel Siwady – The Oberlin Review Fri, 16 Sep 2022 21:04:26 +0000

While most freshmen were adjusting to classes and attending meetings with their peer counselors at the start of the school year, Miguel Siwady was swimming at the 2022 FINA World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru, where he s ranked 22nd in the 1,500 meters final. . He represented Honduras, where he currently has the three fastest 1,500 meter times of anyone in the country for 2022 according to Swimcloud. Siwady is excited to be studying in the 3-2 Engineering program and hopes to make an impact on the swim team’s season, which officially kicked off this week.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

What was high school swimming like and how have you heard of Oberlin?

My school didn’t have a swim team, so I mostly swam in clubs. It was called Delfines Sampedranos, one of the best teams in Honduras. I was training twice a day, three times a week. It was a very big team, but I was one of the oldest, so I had a sort of captain role in my team with one of my training partners, who is also my age. I heard about Oberlin because of a recruiting email from coach Alex de la Peña. When I received this email, I researched the school. I liked its engineering program and how I could also study liberal arts here.

What is your specialty and why?

My specialty is the 1500 meter freestyle. In Honduras not many people participate in this event, so when I was little I decided that I was going to be good in this event because no one else was. My older brother helped me because he also swam in this event. He was a model for me.

How Oberlin supported you in your training for the junior world championships?
The start of the competition was at the same time as the orientation of international students. I had to train here for a few days, even though the season hadn’t started. Coach Alex and Coach Ben Corley opened the pool at 6am and walked me through my last week of training before the Worlds. It was really important because it gave me some pointers on what I needed to do to improve my technique and be fast overall.

How long were you in Peru for the World Juniors and what were the most memorable experiences?

I was there from September 3-5. My most memorable experiences were getting to know all these different swimmers from different parts of the world, as well as swimming in the biggest stage for the age group I’m in. I got to see the top hundred freestyle swimmers in the world. His name is David Popovici and seeing him swim was amazing, like a different experience. Recently, like a month ago Miguel Siwady, a competitor at the World Junior Swimming Championships, he broke the world record. He’s only 18, so that was really cool.

What else have you been doing this summer?

After I graduated, I traveled to Florida and swam, swam, swam there with the swim team for a month and a half. While I wasn’t swimming, I spent time with my dad and spent time with my family before going to school here.

How was the adaptation to college after attendingat the Junior World Championships?

It was easy because the swimming team is very welcoming and very numerous. The captains are nice people and they will help you if you have a problem. We always have these talks with Stevie. After practice, we all go to Stevie’s as a team and we eat, and we meet to get to know each other. It’s a fairly open team, almost like a family. My goal is to have a positive impact on the team and help overall, especially in the championships. The first practice session in the pool yesterday was nice as we got a feel for the pool and swimming together for the first time.

Have you considered potential majors or minors?

Besides engineering, I’m interested in the film studies department at Oberlin. I know it’s very broad — there’s even a course dedicated to Hong Kong cinema, which is very interesting.

Buffalo Grand Hotel fire caused $50 million in damage, owner says | Business premises Fri, 16 Sep 2022 11:30:00 +0000

The arson attack that swept through the newly renovated banquet center of the former Buffalo Grand Hotel late last December caused more than $50.1 million in damage that hotel owner Harry Stinson said. he was trying to recover from his insurer.

This tally reported by Stinson far exceeds the firefighters’ initial estimate of around $3 million – by more than 16 times – due to the extent of collateral damage caused not only by the flames, but also by the water. used to extinguish the fire and the subsequent freeze-thaw cycle of the winter months.

Meanwhile, the hotel still hasn’t reopened, leaving Stinson without any income. So he’s eager to get a settlement with his insurer, Travelers, and he’s hired a New York law firm that specializes in large insurance claims. More than 10,000 pages of documents are involved so far, he said, although he hopes to avoid a court battle.

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But the Canadian developer, who bought and rebranded the former Adam’s Mark Hotel as Buffalo Grand and now Ramada by Wyndham Buffalo Downtown, says he’s not giving up on the project that has already cost him tens of millions of dollars in investment, including the $17 million purchase price. The building was insured for $100 million for replacement, plus $10 million for business interruption coverage.

“I have no intention of walking away from it, but the chances are so great,” he said on Thursday. “It’s not something where you mix it up and worry about insurance later.”

The three-alarm fire on December 30 engulfed the Grand Ballroom and adjoining areas above the parking ramp at the Church Street hotel complex. Investigators at the time said the morning fire started in either the commercial kitchen or the ballroom, but Stinson said it was mostly concentrated in the center section of the event space at the third floor, between the two rooms.

This is where rolls and rolls of new hotel carpets were stored, still wrapped in plastic and intended for use in the main ballroom downstairs. Stinson said that’s where the evidence shows the attacker intentionally made multiple attempts to start the fire before finally succeeding in lighting the mats, possibly with an accelerant.

“It wasn’t a spark that blew in the wind. It was a fire that was deliberately started, because it was lit in multiple places,” he said. “The conflagration unfolded in one big pile, and they’re all fire-treated hotel carpets. It took a little extra work to get them going, but once they started, it was hell.”

Fire investigators previously estimated that temperatures may have reached 2,000 degrees in one area. “You could see the cast iron on the steel beams,” Stinson said. “It couldn’t have been in a worse place. Everything above and around melted.”

But the effort to contain and extinguish the blaze also contributed to the resulting damage, as firefighters poured water into a room on the third floor, which is 42,000 square feet, so you have a large splash pool. , and this wading pool freezes and then it thaws, Stinson says.

“The rest of the building suffered tremendously,” Stinson said. “The collateral damage is phenomenal.”

Now the focus is on bringing the building back online, which was much slower and more tedious than expected.

While the rooms are intact and could reopen within 60 days, the fire system and other functions in the building’s event area still need to be repaired before guests can return.

The developer said it expects to be able to fully reopen by the end of the year.