Bard on the Beach Extends Its Record-Breaking 29th Season With Added Shows

Lindsey Angell and Nadeem Phillip in Bard on the Beach’s As You Like It, photo David and Emily Cooper

This season has been an unprecedented hit. We’re breaking all our attendance records, and all four of our plays have resonated with critics and patrons. But As You Like It is a unique phenomenon. ”

— Christopher Gaze

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, July 31, 2018 / — Bard on the Beach announced today that as a result of record-breaking demand for its ‘60s-inspired romantic comedy As You Like It, the Festival’s 29th season will be extended by a week to allow for added performances. The closing night for the Beatles-song-filled musical will now be on Friday, September 28, with four added performances in the extension week.

Says Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, “This season has been an unprecedented hit. We’re breaking all our attendance records, and all four of our plays have resonated with critics and patrons. But As You Like It is a unique phenomenon. Its audiences are cheering with enthusiasm and excitement and it’s become a huge favourite with people of all ages, and from dedicated Shakespeare fans to those who don’t know Shakespeare at all! Performances are close to sold out through to September, and we want as many people as possible to experience the delights of this remarkable production. And we know a number of our patrons are seeing the show more than once! So we’ve made the decision to add shows, and extend our season by an extra week in Vanier Park – a first for the Festival.”

Additional performances of As You Like It are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Sept 25-28, at 7:30pm.

The Festival’s productions of Macbeth, also on the BMO Mainstage, and Lysistrata, on the Howard Family Stage, will both close on Thursday, September 13. Closing night for Timon of Athens, on the Howard Family Stage, will be Sunday, September 9. Availability for some performances is very limited – check online or call the Bard Box office.

Visit for full details on all the productions and upcoming special events (Bard-B-Q & Fireworks and Opera & Arias: Bold and Beautiful), the revised schedule and to buy tickets, or call the Bard Box Office at (604) 739-0559.

About Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, the annual summer festival’s mission is to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2018 Festival will run in Vanier Park from June 6 to (extended date) September 28. Bard also offers year-round education and training programs for youth, adults and theatre professionals in its administrative home at the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver’s Olympic Village as well as in schools and community facilities throughout BC’s Lower Mainland.

For more information and for interviews, contact Cynnamon Schreinert.
Tel: 604-802-2733;

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Art Strip Poker: PC game with body painted women as never seen before

Torquemada Games released their new title: Art Strip Poker, an HD interactive video card game for PC with body painted female models

A real eyecatcher! Artistic, subtle body painting in a classic computer game.”

— Jaro Fisher

KATOWICE, POLSKA, July 31, 2018 / — After two years of work Torquemada Games announce they have just released their new title: Art Strip Poker. It’s an interactive HD video card game for PC starring beautiful body painted female models dressed in masterly artistic and very realistic body art painted clothing. Not only the girls' blouses and shorts are painted on, but the underlying layer of delicate, lace underwear as well. The illusion of real clothes is really impressive, not to mention there are several layers of them. It is a must see for body painting art lovers. More information on the new game at and

Based in Poland, Torquemada Games, founded in 2002, is an independent developer and publisher, previously released several successful PC titles.

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ON! Launches New Season with Four Award Winning Series That You Won't Want to Miss..

New Season, New Shows, premiering on The ON! Channel this Wednesday

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 31, 2018 / — The channel that many have called the most diverse and fastest growing channel in America, The ON! Channel, launches its new season this Wednesday with four very interesting Shows guaranteed to catch your attention.

The Prime time schedule leads off with "LIFE OR DEATH BASICALLY" An award winning film festival sweat heart that deals with mental illness, codependency and relationships – and in the best of ways, it is like nothing your have ever seen.

Show creator, writer, and star explains how the series came to be. "Maggie was born, first and foremost, out of my own story. I also have borderline personality disorder. I also have been involved in codependent, unstable relationships. I also have struggled with self-harm, my body, and with my relationship to my own destructive tendencies. People tend to discount the idea of “writing what you know” – afraid that it might make them seem lazy or unimaginative – but for me, my real-life experiences are where my most interesting ideas come from." Life or Death Basically airs at 8pm est, or can be viewed on-demand.

Keeping with the idea of something you've never seen before, comes the Award willing series MAN – BABIES from the twisted mind of Tyler Hollinger. The unlikely and hilarious series tells the story of the world’s first pregnant man as he searches for clues that explain this miracle and uncovers a conspiracy so much greater then he ever thought. Tyler Hollinger explains; "MAN-BABIES was birthed from a lot of anxiety around having a child and coming to term(s) with adulthood. It is a farcical, pure comedy, and very serious telling of the the story of the worlds first pregnant man. It is written in a style of comedy we don't see anymore akin to caddyshack, the naked gun, Ace Ventura, Austin Powers. A lot of fun!" Man-Babies airs at 9pm or can be viewed on-demand.

If you are a fan of love and adventure then you love the third Offering; UNCHARTED TARITORY (and no that's not a typo). Uncharted Taritory title plays with the names of the shows creators and stars, Tarika and Tarino. In kind of a reality show way, the audience gets to watch as the couple fall in love while experiencing different adventures. In one episode, they learn to cook, while in another, they zip line over Vegas, or participate in a mud run. The tag line says it all – "Whens the last time you have done something for the first time." Tamika and Tarino as so engaging and appealing that you will fall in love with them while watching them enjoy being with each other. Uncharted Territory airs at 9pm or can be viewed on- demand. (An encore plays at 9pm every sunday as well)

Brooklyn is in the house with OFF THE G, the last of the four offering. OFF THE G is set in Bed-Stuy and created by Nedra Gallegos and Carla Briscoe, "Off the G" looks at the cross-section of people and cultures in the neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn through a comedic lens.
"I wanted to address gentrification in a non-judgmental way," Gallegos said. "I think gentrification is bittersweet. I don't think anybody hates a good coffee shop [but] everybody hates the high rents."

ON! is just getting started. The series Premieres of Wednesday August first will be followed by slew of Series premieres over the next few weeks. If there was ever a time to get ON! board the ON! Channel Train, its now.
The ON! Channel is viewable online at but will also be viewable through, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and more.

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The Top 10 Streaming Mobile Apps Of 2018, Researched By DesignRush

61% of 18 to 29-year-olds alone watch TV through a streaming service, proving that easy-to-use mobile applications are the future of online growth.

Other brands – include those in different industries – will find value in the strong branding and intuitive design these apps bring forth.”

— Gabriel Shaoolian

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 / — Music and video apps continue to climb in popularity, with 61 percent of consumers between ages 18 and 29 watching TV through a streaming service or device. However, these platforms need to demonstrate effective user experience and strong functionality in order to find success in a saturated market., an online destination that helps businesses discover the best designs, latest marketing trends and effective online growth strategies, announced the best mobile streaming apps of 2018.

The top mobile streaming apps include:

1. Netflix
2. Spotify
3. Hulu
4. Tidal
5. Amazon Prime Video
6. Apple Music
7. HBO Go
8. iHeartRadio
9. YouTube TV
10. Pandora

Each application was chosen based on effective core functionality, user experience, mobile app design and popularity. The digital platforms all draw in millions of monthly users and demonstrate an intuitive interface that all professional mobile apps could benefit from.

“Mobile apps are increasingly used to translate a brand’s core services to new audiences,” says DesignRush Founder and Executive Director Gabriel Shaoolian. “These streaming apps demonstrate how a structured transition from mobile-friendly site to application can solve a lot of user problems and improve overall experience. Other brands – include those in different industries – will find value in the strong branding and intuitive design these apps bring forth.”

By the end of this year, there will be approximately 2.53 billion smartphone users worldwide. In addition, mobile apps will generate around $189 billion in U.S. revenue by the year 2020, proving that brand-specific app interfaces are worth investing in long-term.

Businesses that need their own user-friendly mobile app for their business can find a comprehensive list of the best mobile app design and development agencies on DesignRush to create this new digital platform.

In addition to robust roundups, DesignRush allows users to search the:

Best Website Designs
Best Logo Designs
Best Print Designs
Best Package Designs
Best App Designs
Best Videos

In each category, users can filter best designs by industry and style. The powerful database of successful designs ensures that growing businesses can quickly discover the inspiration necessary to evolve in the digital age.

About DesignRush: is a digital destination to inspire creativity and the discovery of marketing, design and technology trends. The company was founded by Gabriel Shaoolian, an experienced entrepreneur and digital marketing expert.

DesignRush’s Best Designs section showcases the best designs in web, logo, print, packaging, mobile apps and video. Users can filter best designs by industry. DesignRush also features comprehensive articles in the Trends & Insights section, such as:

App Design vs. Mobile-Friendly Website: The Pros & Cons Of Investing In Each Approach
Best Mobile Banking App Features For Android And iPhone Users
Best iOS Email Apps for iPhone Users To Communicate With Business Clients Easily

In addition to showcasing the best designs, DesignRush features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Mobile App Design & Development Companies, Website Design Companies & Digital Marketing Agencies.


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Bassist Will Wilson Joins American Amnesia

Will Williams – American Amnesia

Will Wilson, Patrick Nemaizer and Sam Cesnak

Torrington musician Will Wilson has replaced American Amnesia bassist Gus Pac.

TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, July 28, 2018 / — – – – – – –

Citing personal reasons, American Amnesia bassist Gus Pac has left American Amnesia, replaced by local Torrington musician Will Wilson. Wilson makes his live debut with the band 3pm Sunday, August 19th 2018 when he takes the stage with lead singer/guitarist Patrick Nemaizer and drummer Sam Cesnak at the Wolcott Country Fair.

The August 19th concert will be streamed LIVE @ and photographed by James R. Anderson. For updates subscribe to the band's website:

August 19th also marks the release of American Amnesia's second music video, "Love U" available on YouTube. In celebration, attendees to band's performance at the Wolcott Country Fair get a CHANCE TO WIN a FREE Rafting/Zip line Trip from Berkshire East!

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AMERICAN AMNESIA is an alternative rock band from Torrington, CT. ​The trio combine alternative, prog-rock and metal sounds, reminiscent of bands like Alice in Chains, Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Blink 182, Twenty-One Pilots, Greta Van Fleet, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Highly Suspect and the Killers.

. . .YET HERE WE ARE, the band's debut album is AVAILABLE @ Amazon, Anghami, Apple Music, ClarMusica, Deezer, GooglePlay, I-Heart Radio, I-Tunes, KK box, Media Net, Napster, Pandora, Saavn, Shazam, Soundcloud, Spotify, Tidal and at

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ROLI’s Songmaker Kit, a portable music studio for creating a track anywhere, after a hugely successful limited release in UK and worldwide is now available in India in association with ICHIBAN at ; also with many Music Retailers.
K Suresh CEO of ICHIBAN glad to announce the launch of ROLI UK Songmaker Kit into India.

Songmaker Kit combines the Seaboard Block and Lightpad Block M, two cutting-edge controllers that have been hailed by professional reviewers as “insanely expressive” and “supremely powerful and arguably unique.” The tactile, touch-responsive surfaces of these Blocks — both released within the past year — introduce a whole new way to shape sound and create songs. The Loop Block, which helps to record tracks and toggle between sounds, completes the kit.
The Songmaker Kit comes with a software bundle. Each software tool integrates perfectly with the MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) capabilities of ROLI BLOCKS controllers. Equator, ROLI’s premium software synthesizer, is part of the package along with two digital audio workstations — Tracktion Waveform and Ableton Live Lite — and Strobe2 Player. Customized integration of hardware, software, and sounds make Songmaker Kit far more than the sum of its parts.
The kit showcases ROLI BLOCKS, the modular music creation system that launched earlier. While it’s possible to create dozens of kits with different Blocks, the Songmaker Kit’s combination of Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block M, and Loop Block is a tried and tested configuration for next-level music-making. During its limited release, the kit met with huge demand and sold out several times.
Songmaker Kit combines Seaboard Block (Right), Lightpad Block M (Lower Left), and Loop Block (Upper Left) in one integrated yet flexible instrument. Songmaker Kit comes with a Snapcase that protects the kit when someone on the move. It also Songmaker Kit comes with a package of software for desktop and mobile. It includes ROLI’s software synthesizer Equator plus two digital audio workstations: Ableton Live Lite and Tracktion Waveform. Songmaker Kit is now available to purchase at retailers in India.
BLOCKS is the instrument that grows with Musician. Start with one Block, connect more together, and expand your instrument as you build your skills. The centerpieces of the system are the Lightpad Block and the Seaboard Block, two powerful music-making devices that feature soft, touch-responsive surfaces. Anyone can get started with the Lightpad Block and the ROLI PLAY app. Skilled musicians can start with several Blocks together and enjoy a huge suite of free music software. Flexible and approachable, BLOCKS has something for everyone.
• ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments, through revolutionary touch-responsive interfaces. The concept is to make every movement musical on the Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE, Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block, NOISE app, ROLI PLAY app, and other hardware and software tools.

• Renowned artists love the Seaboard and BLOCKS, which are also opening up music to learners and extending the joy of music creation to everyone.
• The focus of Brand ICHIBAN is to launch Unique and cutting edge Technology Products in India at affordable price.
ICHIBAN products now available are Digital Thermometers , GSM Walky Others Branded , High Tech, Products now sold in India are Autonics, Testo, TMC, LCR, Plasel, Luxfer and many others. Manufacturing and Marketing High Tech, Unique Products under Brand ICHIBAN , now introduces Roli Blocks in India.
Watch the new film Songmaker Kit: Learn more abot this product at or face book link; Order from or with Retailers all over India, and start making any style of track anywhere; Reach out to us for Experience Centre and After Sales Services at Jayem Trade Pvt. Ltd.,
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Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson recommends July 28th CBS Whistleblower Episode as a TGIF Must Watch

Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson

CBS’ examines the Whistleblower journey of James Holzrichter against Northrop Grumman, the manufacturer of the B-2 Bomber

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 / — LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2018 /EIN/ – CBS’ Whistleblower journey of James Holzrichter premieres primetime Friday, July 28th at 8/7c on CBS.

Currently, tonight’s episode features Mr. James Holzrichter, who after overcoming retaliation and homelessness, received $22.4 million in a $135 million settlement against one of America’s largest defense contractors Northrop Grumman.

Mr. Holzrichter, who authored the book “A Just Cause,” along with the story coach Patrick A. Horton PhD (deceased) chronicles his journey through over 23.5 years of litigation. His story has many similarities to Homer’s Odyssey as well as Sisyphus like twists and turns.

Mychal asserts “Fraud, waste, and abuse is a nonpartisan issue, and which is sometimes at the expense of the American consumer, healthcare patient, and taxpayer. I applaud Mr. Holzrichter’s courage and integrity.”

Paying it forward, and with the help of Taxpayers Against Fraud a Washington based group, Mr. Holzrichter launched the Whistleblower Mentoring Initiative Program to help and mentor whistleblowers through the long and daunting journey they face.

CBS’ “Whistleblower” is a docuseries that “takes a thrilling look into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers.”

The premiere episode featured cases concerning pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles and Celebrity Whistleblower Attorney ® Mychal Wilson’s whistleblower journey against his former employer pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.

WHISTLEBLOWER is produced by CBS News for CBS Television Studios.

Mychal Wilson, Esq. is now a successful relator and Qui Tam attorney who has assisted various Federal and State agencies in the recovery of over $580 million in American taxpayer's dollars, who recently launched his new 30 minute news series titled "The Whistleblower” with Mychal Wilson, Esq. The first episode of attorney Mychal Wilson’s new show featured James Holzrichter's whistleblower journey including allegations of retaliation, homelessness, and life threatening incidents.

Attorney Wilson’s show "The Whistleblower” is a weekly nonpartisan political news program which airs every Tuesday live at 10:00 pm Eastern and 7:00 pm Pacific, on Roku, Vimeo, Amazon Fire TV, DISH TV and on demand thereafter.

About Mychal Wilson

Mychal Wilson is a Qui Tam attorney and Entertainment law attorney, who is also a former actor/producer (Sundance Film Festival and HBO, STARZ!), and top big pharma cardiovascular/diabetes pharmaceutical sales representative for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Currently, Mychal Wilson serves as legal counsel on several sealed and high profile unsealed whistleblower cases such as the False Claims Act (FCA) matter of the misbranding spinal device case U.S. ex rel. Dan Abrams Company, LLC v. Medtronic, Case No. 2:15-cv-01212 (C.D. Cal.), and the intervened Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act drug pricing case, State of Texas v. Lupin, Case No. D-1-GN-16-005758 (TX), and U.S. ex rel Alexander Volkhoff v. Janssen, et al, Case No. 2:16-cv-06987-RGK-RAO (C.D. Cal.) involving the illegal sales and marketing of some its opioid and other prescription drugs

Mychal has been a member of the SAG-AFTRA ("Screen Actors Guild") since 1993 and is a media personality who regularly serves as a legal analyst on numerous media outlets such as BBC, The Doctors TV Show, Newsmax TV, OANN, RT and 790 KABC Radio Dr. Drew Midday Live.

Mychal Wilson, Esq. is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice law in the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern United States District Courts of California, and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

Twitter: @mychalwilsonesq

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Entertainment Industry Veterans Announce The Launch of The Halp Network

Veterans William "Chip" Beaman and Julia Bianco Schoeffling Find Their True Calling

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2018 / — Entertainment industry veterans William “Chip” Beaman and Julia Bianco Schoeffling have launched a new company, The Halp Network. The company was established to assist both production and creative talent the ability to find each other. With the ever-changing landscape of entertainment, quality talent often struggles in their search for the next job. The Halp Network fills that need of having one resource to turn to while offering developers and producers the chance to find a trusted partner.

“Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to recommend many talented people to work on various projects,” commented Chip Beaman, Halp’s CEO. “It was because of those numerous requests for talent or freelancers looking for key projects that we realized there was a need within the wider entertainment community.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to be able to connect people,” added Julia Bianco Schoeffling, COO of The Halp Network. “We’ve spent years vetting vendors and preparing them to meet the ever- changing needs of the entertainment industry. Both Chip and I have an extremely strong network of incredibly talented professionals and we’re proud to consider them partners.

William “Chip” Beaman is an award-winning entertainment veteran with nearly 30 years of experience. He most recently served as the VP for Formosa Group’s Interactive Division overseeing the audio and VO production of some of the industry’s most well-known titles. Building strong internal teams, sourcing quality external resources and identifying as well as promoting ground-breaking content, he has also produced multi-milliondollar interactive games for Disney Interactive, THQ and many others. Notable recent projects include Uncharted 4, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Metal Gear Solid series, the God of War series, Final Fantasy XIV, Call of Duty series, Halo 2 Anniversary, Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Last of Us. Chip is a regular contributor at the SAG-AFTRA Interactive Media negotiations representing management. He is a member of the International Game Developers Association & The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Chip serves as co-chairman of GVAC (G.A.N.G. Voice Actor Coalition), a professional branch of the Game Audio Network Guild, where, for nearly a decade, he has aided in developing policy and evangelizing the unique needs and issues surrounding professional dialog production. He was awarded the GANG Distinguished Service Award at the 2009 GANG Awards.

Julia Bianco Schoeffling has built a network of incredibly talented connections over the past 15 years in the business. She has had her hand in some of the most influential franchises in history including Gears of War, God of War, Call of Duty, Skylanders, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and many more. She previously held the post of Director of Voice Over Services and Head of Casting at Formosa Group where she helped form the Interactive division which grew into a division of 20 full-time employees in only five years. More recently in her role there, she focused on casting for interactive and new media including performance and voice capture. Recent casting credits include the VR title, hit throwback Crash Bandicoot: Insane Trilogy, Lucky’s Tale 2 and Square’s Secret of Mana. Prior to Formosa, Julia worked for top developers and audio vendors in Los Angeles including the award-winning Soundelux Design Music Group and world-renowned game developer, Treyarch.

About The Halp Network
The Halp Network is the brainchild of industry veterans William “Chip” Beaman and Julia Bianco Schoeffling. The company is a trusted network of creative entertainment industry professionals and vendors. Their mission is to connect quality talent and content creators to encourage learning and set best practices in an ever-changing industry. To learn more about their services, please visit

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Why Conscious Power is the Secret to Senior C-Level – and Company – Success

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Moving beyond #MeToo to a Healthy & Inclusive Workplace”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 25, 2018 / — C-level executives who turn a blind eye to inequality and harassment issues within their organisation can expect to see a costly increase in employee resignations, higher rates of illness and plunging profits, states a new whitepaper by corporate change consultancy Serenity in Leadership.

Based on extensive research, the report “Moving beyond #MeToo to a Healthy & Inclusive Workplace”, highlights the complexity surrounding gender bias, sexual harassment and inclusion in the workplace. It then goes on to explain why psychological safety and soft skills are key in such environments, and gives examples of how businesses and their leaders can navigate these contentious issues.

The whitepaper points out how bias in an organisation – whether conscious or unconscious – has led to public embarrassment for global brands, expensive litigation suits and diminished company loyalty amongst staff. And yet, many senior C-level executives, it seems, remain too focused on short-term and company-wide tasks and are at a loss, to know how to handle the crises that are most likely affecting their business.

Serenity in Leadership CEO Thom Dennis said: “Leaders who honestly don’t think this is a subject that applies to them, or who are too busy to reach beyond business as usual, or even are paralysed by confusion, are leaving their organisations vulnerable.”

The former Royal Marine turned cultural change coach and facilitator added: “Most issues of dysfunction come down to the way power is exercised, used and expressed. A management team that supports staff to lead and co-create from a place of conscious power will always bring about positive influence. That’s because when leaders engage with an approach of ‘inclusion’, not only do they create the conditions for equality but they – and the wider world – also reap the considerable benefits and rewards that harmony, engagement and growth bring.”

Serenity in Leadership is a corporate change consultancy which helps C-level executives identify inequality and unconscious bias within their organisation. It then provides them with the support to eradicate it in a variety of ways, such as through dialogue sessions, in-house workshops or transformational leadership retreats. These are based on the company’s Conscious Power programme, which educates and helps individuals and teams explore their own internal belief systems around gender, personal identity and power plays at work. The course material also acknowledges that especially men in positions of power often have nowhere to turn to, and can feel very isolated as leaders. Historically speaking, society has always taught men that ‘not knowing what to do’ in business is a sign of weakness. What if it was a sign of courage and awareness for those at the top to open up and seek advice?

Mr Dennis added: “There is no doubt that honest, open analysis of how power plays out in the workplace can build resilience, flexibility, healthier workplace relations and thereby help businesses continue to thrive in the future.”

Many of the consultancy’s claims are certainly borne out by statistics. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), for instance, recorded 526,000 employees suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety between 2016 and 17, resulting in the loss of 12.5m working days.

Meanwhile, legal out of court settlements for sexual harassment cases in the US tend to range from $75,000-$125,000; doubling if the case reaches court.

Research has also highlighted an ‘unconscious gender bias’ against not just women, but feminine qualities in general. The whitepaper cites a Harvard and CMU study where males and females negotiating the same job offers – and using identical scripts – were perceived differently according to their gender, based on ‘acceptable behaviour’ for each sex. And it goes on to show how unconscious gender bias isn’t just within the realm of male managers.

Serenity in Leadership acknowledges the advances made by both Millennial females and males, as well as Generation X in shifting opinions on women, but says that is yet to be reflected in the workplace. They do, however, give a ‘shout out’ to companies which have committed to leadership change in terms of gender. These include Harvard Business School, Harvey Mudd, Lockheed Martin, insurance company Zurich and Google (via their Project Oxygen initiative).

Organisations interested in reading the whitepaper and finding out more about the Conscious Power programme are urged to download it from the website

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IL Palato Italiano Congratulates Cedric the Entertainer for the Dedication of His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Cedric the Entertainer celebrates his star located at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an international icon. Photo: Raffles Entertainmend

IL Palato Italiano Michelin Star Awarded Chef Filippo Sinisgalli congratulates friend Cedric the Entertainer on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Raffles Entertainment

NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson and Comedian George Lopez praised their friend Cedric the Entertainer as he became the 2,640th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Performance. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler presented the star.

Cedric the Entertainer joined an elite group of personalities as the newest Walk of Famer which continues to make Hollywood the most famous landmark in the world! The prestigious star, made of terrazzo and brass, measures 3×3. Photo: Raffles Entertainment

Hollywood Walk of Famer Cedric the Entertainer enjoyed two special cakes compliments of Il Palato Italiano with friend Comedian George Lopez at the private reception with close friends and family held at the Dream Hotel in Hollywood. Photo: Raffles Entertainment

Cedric The Entertainer is the recipient of the 2,640th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance

All of us at Il Palato Italiano from our headquarters in Bolzano, Italy send our well wishes to our friend Cedric the Entertainer as the newest recipient of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.”

— Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli, the "Italian Chef to the Stars"

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, July 24, 2018 / — When it comes to Cedric the Entertainer, he is a connoisseur of laughter and exquisite cuisine. That said it is no wonder that IL Palato Italiano Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli known as the "Italian Chef to the Stars," joins NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Comedian and Actor George Lopez and Business Partner Raffles Van Exel in support and celebration of Cedric the Entertainer as the latest recipient of a prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 18, 2018 at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood el Centro Complex.

“Cedric The Entertainer is one of the funniest guys in show business! We enjoyed laughs on the boulevard on the day of his dedication ceremony,” said Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Walk of Famers Magic Johnson and George Lopez assisted with the unveiling of Cedric's star. Fellow actors, comedians and athletes were among the hundreds of attendees on hand to witness Cedric's place in Hollywood history including Eddie Griffin, Niecy Nash, Chri Spencer, Lil Rel Howery, Terri J. Vaughn, and Baseball Hall of Famer David Winfield.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson praised Cedric for his unwavering commitment to "uplift our community, especially in the black and brown community." "I want to focus on how Cookie and I have been so blessed to be Ced and Lorna's friend for more than 25 years," said Johnson. "When I announced 27 years ago my HIV status, Cedric supported me at that time and continues to support me. He has helped me raise millions and millions of dollars for through the Magic Johnson Foundation to send so many kids to college who were well deserving but did not have the means." Cedric also raises awareness about Type 2 diabetes.

"The one thing that I am sure of in the 39 years that I've been able to call myself a professional comedian is I don't think I've seen anyone more deserving of all of this love, more deserving of a friend, more deserving as a peer," said Lopez who stars with Cedric on “The Comedy Get Down Tour.”

"If anyone can do this, you can, these were the words said to me by comedian Percy Crews," said Ced who is an award-winning entertainer. "As a young boy I always saw myself as an entertainer. That one little thing Percy said to me allowed me to follow my passion. Before long I was known as the chubby Denzel Washington of comedy." He reminisced about the early days of being paid in wings and Hennessy.

"I am very blessed to have an amazing woman in my life, my wife Lorna who is my real star," said Ced. "A special thanks to George Lopez and Magic Johnson for coming out today to give me inspiring words." Ced also acknowledged his children, dad, sister, his late mother, uncles, aunts, cousins, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, his long-time friend Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, the late comedians Bernie Mac and Robin Harris.

"All of us at Il Palato Italiano from our headquarters in Bolzano, Italy send our well wishes to our friend Cedric the Entertainer as the newest recipient of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star," said Sinisgalli who is a Michelin Star Awarded Chef. "We look forward to a real celebration Italian style at a private dinner party in Ced's home." Il Palato is known for its exclusive tailor-made 7 course dinners with wine pairings offered in the privacy of A-List celebrities' homes.

Walk of Fame ceremonies are open to the public and live-streamed exclusively on The Walk of Fame includes five categories: Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording, and Live Theatre/Performance. Each year, the selection committee receives an average of 300 nominations; approximately 30 names are accepted for insertion into the world-famous Walk.

The comedic actor born Cedric Kyles has 30 years in the entertainment industry. His impressive credits in TV and film continues to make headlines. For the past four years, Ced is appearing across the country with funny men George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and, previously, with the late Charlie Murphy with their successful show, “The Comedy Get Down Tour.” He is also starring opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the acclaimed TBS original dramedy, “The Last OG.” The latest TV project is CBS' “The Neighborhood," Cedric’s new sitcom in which he stars and also executive produces.

As a humanitarian, he founded The Cedric The Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and countless incentives.

Additionally, his annual Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic, now in its sixth year, raises funds to benefit The Kyles Family Foundation, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles, The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, and The American Diabetes Association.

"We applaud Cedric for his charitable giving," said Sinisgalli. Il Palato Italiano is no stranger to giving back to communities all over the world. "We are excited to join forces with A-List celebrities to support the 5th Annual Celebrity Fight Night in Tuscany with the legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli and many of his celebrity friends."

Guests in recent years included Queen Rania of Jordan, George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler, Reba McEntire, David Foster, Sharon Stone, Nicolas Cage, Lionel Richie, Brooks & Dunn, John Legend, Susan Sarandon, Brian McKnight, Kristin Chenoweth, Antonio Banderas, Sir Michael Caine, and many more!

The star-studded event will benefit the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

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IL Palato Italiano is a food hunter of niche products made in Italy that instead of being offered to the public through a mass market e-commerce, are placed at the center of all the activities that make up the offer of this food service provider excellence, committed to the dissemination of Italian culinary art through exclusive tailor-made experiential activities, carried out around the world. Recent successes have seen Il Palato Italiano at the pre-Oscar Gift Lounge 2017 and 2018 in Beverly Hills, alongside the American Foundation during their charity events such as Celebrity Fight Night 2017, or in the private homes of VIPs, including Actor Alan Cumming's Housewarming Party in New York. Il Palato Italiano's B2B or B2C audience often intercepts with local PR that organize tours on which a timely calendar is programmed to move the Italian brigades under the aegis of Executive Chef Filippo Sinisgalli. London, Miami, Paris and soon Shanghai and Tel Aviv are just some of the destinations where Il Palato Italiano has operated as an all-in supplier of all-round Italian experiences: we call them precisely Italy, out Of Italy.

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