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Helping Children Experiencing Homelessness to Succeed in School

At HELP USA, we believe that housing is only the beginning. We do everything we can to ensure that our residents thrive. For our youngest residents, this means making sure they get the best education possible. At HELP Bronx Crotona, a family shelter in the South Bronx, we have dramatically improved school attendance rates for the youth who live there. As a result of a partnership with the NYC school system, over 25% more students have good attendance rates. We’re excited that our young people have made such dramatic progress, and look forward to sharing more about our clients’ successes in the future!

Jon Bon Jovi visits HELP USA!

April is National Volunteer Month, and we’d like to say thank you to the many volunteers that help us accomplish our mission. We recently hosted a very special day of service in Newark, NJ. Students from Rutgers beautified the grounds of JBJ Soul Homes, and Jon Bon Jovi himself even stopped by! Jon Bon Jovi is a longtime friend of HELP USA and partnered with us to build JBJ Soul Homes and other housing developments. To learn more, visit our website.

“HELP was wonderful” – Ivy Lee’s Story

When Ivy Lee’s mother passed away, he found himself without a safe home. So he turned to HELP USA, where he found a new, affordable apartment at HELP Philadelphia V.

Click to hear why he’s grateful to HELP USA.

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GGBAILEY at the Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) also known as the Geneva Auto Show wrapped up Sunday March 17th, and RACEMARK (GGBAILEY’s parent company) was there showcasing its lines of OEM-quality car mats and accessories. Highlights from the show included the plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade, the TESLA Model S3 Station Wagon and the Bugatti Baby. Many of the stunning concept cars feature custom-designed car mats by RACEMARK.

A few of our favorite cars from the show:

  • Automobili Pininfarina Battista

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision

  • Tesla Model 3S Station Wagon

  • McLaren 720S Spider

  • Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Automobili Pininfarina Battista

It’s the most powerful street-legal car ever designed and built in Italy, and it’s electric. Powered by its Rimac electric powertrain, the new hyper EV produces 1874bhp from four electric motors and will get you to 186mph from a standing start in under 12 seconds. No more than 150 will be made, and the price is expected to be around 2.3 million dollars. The Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista has a top speed that exceeds 217mph, making it one of the fastest cars on the planet. RACEMARK created the custom car mats specially for this incredible concept car.

Aston Martin Vanquish Vision

The Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept car is Aston Martin’s first mid-engined production supercar. Powered by a newly developed turbocharged V-6 engine,  this lightweight concept supercar built on a bonded aluminum structure was designed to give Ferrari and McLaren some fierce competition.

Tesla Model 3S Station Wagon

In sharp contrast to the supercars at the Geneva Motor Show, was a dark green station wagon. This one of a kind model, designed by Niels van Roij Design, was a Tesla Model S converted into a station wagon. Niels van Roij Design designed the wagon as a hatchback keeping a minimal side window profile and giving the resulting car a sleek look. Although it doesn’t have the cargo room of a traditional station wagon, it easily makes up for it with plenty of style.

McLaren 720S Spider

Unusually light and aerodynamic, the MSO 720S Spider features a unique paint job along key aerodynamic surfaces such as the front splitter, hood air intakes and side panels. It boasts a top speed is 212mph with the roof up and can go from 0-62 in just 2.9 seconds thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Bugatti’s new La Voiture Noire, costing a cool $12.5 million, pushes all the boundaries. Based on the Bugatti’s Chiron, ‘The Black Car’ demonstrates how the French hypercar company is shifting toward bespoke manufacturing to satisfy the world’s most powerful and imaginative car collectors.

Easter Special: The Palm’s Slow-Roasted Prime Rib

For one day only, Palm Too, The Palm West Side, The Palm East Hampton, and The Palm Tribeca will serve their Slow-Roasted Aged Prime Rib with a rosemary and garlic crust.  Available in a 12-ounce cut ($45) and an impressive 16-ounce cut ($48), The Palm’s Easter Prime Rib is immaculately tenderized through a 35-day aging process before being served with a side of au jus, horseradish sour cream, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Additionally, The Palm Tribeca will offer a special multi-course Easter brunch featuring a variety of mid-morning specialties including the Nova Scotia Lobster Omelet served with butter poached lobster, tomatoes, chives, and aged cheddar cheese. For one price, guests can select a main course and a dessert from a collection of elevated brunch classics like 8-ounce Prime New York Steak & Eggs, Goat Cheese Frittata, and a Canon Drive Burger that tops a toasted English muffin with applewood smoked bacon, avocado relish, cheddar cheese, and fried egg. Easter Brunch at The Palm Tribeca is $39 per person, $14 for children ages 6 – 11, and free for children five years old and under (tax and gratuity not included).

For families with a variety of tastes, the entire a la carte menu of The Palm’s signature dishes will be available as well.

To make a reservation or to confirm Easter holiday hours, please call The Palm Too at 212-697-5198, The Palm West Side at 212-333-7256, The Palm East Hampton at 631-324-0411, The Palm Tribeca at 646-395-6393 or visit thepalm.com.

LANDON CUBE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MAKEUP”

Maryland bred singer-songwriter Landon Cube releases his new single “Makeup” today.

Listen to “Makeup”: HERE

“Makeup,” which is packed with emotion and reflection, is the singer’s first single with Republic Records. The track follows his previously released tracks “Round n Round” feat. Sprite Lee (15+ million streams), “Drive My Car” (14+ million streams) and “19” (9+ million streams). He also appeared on Lil Skies’ “Nowadays” and “RedRoses,” which both garnered over 250 million streams individually. There’s a poignant yet feel-good vibe that makes 21-year-old recording artist Landon Cube’s sound infectious. The Southern Maryland native has a diverse history within music, punctuated by his versatile catalog. With Landon’s new single “Makeup,” the young star on the rise is geared to level up to the next chapter in his career. At 16, he made the firm decision that music was his chosen trajectory and once he graduated high school, he dropped his introductory cut “Euphoria.” His participation with local viral video crew Cufboys added fuel to the fire, as Landon began galvanizing a fan base through his laid-back authenticity and knack for melding sounds. Through Cufboys he met burgeoning star Lil Skies, as the two joined forces on cuts like “Red Roses” and “Nowadays,” the former impressively hitting one million streams in less than a month. It wasn’t long before Landon was Los Angeles bound and continued his upward mobility as an artist, ultimately joining the Republic Records roster. Landon Cube, who already has over 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, has already secured a solid following based upon his honest and heartfelt music, and the next phase in his career will bring more of that to the forefront.

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The InstaPot of Wellness: How to Stop Making Your Wellbeing Another Overwhelming “To-Do”

Researchers have discovered the recipe for living a good life, yet the simple message isn’t breaking through the anxiety-inducing wellness market to influence how women approach their daily lives. Since forty percent of wellbeing is within our control, it is time to take an active role in caring for our mental and physical wellbeing.

In less than the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee, THE 5-MINUTE RECHARGE by co-authors and “soul sisters” Addie Greco-Sanchez (founder and President of AGS Rehab, a leader in disability management and assessment services) and Lynne Everatt (a LinkedIn Top Voice in management and culture, and former careers columnist for The Globe & Mail) redefines wellness by offering women a variety of proven techniques that suit their personality and the specific challenges they are facing in the workplace and at home. The strategies included in the book include:

  • The mental fitness technique that’s better than magic mushrooms

  • The best way to grow new brain cells and ensure you look good in your genes as you age

  • The easily accessible trait that’s associated with the high-performance personality

  • What George Clooney can teach you about tapping into your inner wisdom

  • The Navy SEAL tactic you can use to trigger relaxation even in tense situations

THE 5-MINUTE RECHARGE is being praised as “a splash of cold water on your sizzling brain” by #1 international bestselling The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha and “thorough, thoughtful, practical, and wise” by founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and immediate past-president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine David L. Katz.

Addie Greco-Sanchez is the founder and President of AGS Rehab, a leader in disability management and assessment services since 1999 that has grown into a successful company with a head office in the Greater Toronto Area and a large network of professionals across Canada. Selected as one of PROFIT/Chatelaine’s top 100 Female Entrepreneurs, Addie is a passionate and expert advocate for mental health in the workplace, and frequent speaker on the topic of how companies can safeguard employees’ psychological health. Connect with Addie Greco-Sanchez on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter

Lynne Everatt is a recovering MBA, LinkedIn Top Voice in management and culture, and nominee for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for her first book, E-mails from the Edge, a novel with the theme of workplace mental health. She is a former careers columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, The Globe and Mail. An ardent advocate for mental health through physical fitness, Lynne is a certified personal trainer who has completed two sweaty half-marathons and a marathon six minutes and twenty-three seconds of stand-up at the Absolute Comedy Club. She served for three years as President of the Board of Directors of the women’s shelter Interim Place where she met and became friends with co-author Addie Greco-Sanchez. Connect with Lynne on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Together, Lynne and Addie want to make the world a mentally healthier place through their friendship.

To learn more please visit, www.5minrecharge.com.

KIM VIERA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HERE FOR YA

Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Kim Viera releases her brand new single “Here For Ya” today in both English and Spanglish.

Listen to “Here For Ya”: HERE

The track is powered by a throwback beat and sultry production, building toward a seismic and soaring refrain carried by Kim’s powerhouse voice. The two versions in English and Spanglish speak to her worldwide appeal.

In many ways, Kim Viera was destined to merge cultures in her music. Growing up of Puerto Rican descent in an artist-friendly New York household, her parents both worked in the entertainment industry. Dad launched, owned, and operated a live production company, and Mom could be heard as a backup singer for Willie Colon, Ruben Bladés, and more. Yearly vacations in Puerto Rico represented that balance as the travel mixtape spanned Selena, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, La India, Sia, Brandy, and Whitney Houston. A vocal powerhouse, she made her introduction on viral hits alongside YouTube mega-star Kurt Schneider in between writing for superstars such as Lil Wayne. In 2016, she landed a major label deal with Republic Records and made waves by contributing “Tribe” to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 3. This anthem quickly clocked 1.8 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she honed her “American Latina” style and set fire with her single “Como” feat. Daddy Yankee. It exploded as an international smash with 40.8 million cumulative streams and counting, while the music video surpassed 24 million views in under a year. Meanwhile, she garnered acclaim from Billboard and NPR who pegged it among “Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week, upon release, setting the stage for her 2019 anthem “Here For Ya.”

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Air Italy launches direct San Francisco-Milan service

SFO becomes 4th US destination served and 2nd in California. New San Francisco-Milan service comes one week after inauguration of direct flights from LAX. LAX and SFO to be joined by first direct service from Canada when Toronto- Milan is launched on May 6th

Air Italy’s first non-stop flight from San Francisco to Milan was inaugurated today, taking off from San Francisco at 7.10 pm, adding a fourth direct service from the United States, following last week’s launch of Los Angeles-Milan and the launch last year of New York JFK-Milan and Miami-Milan. The new San Francisco-Milan IG938 service, which will operate four times weekly was inaugurated by Air Italy’s Accountable Manager and Chief Flight and Ground Operations Officer, Captain Konstantinos Iliakis, who was greeted by Jeff Littlefield Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco International Airport, and Lorenzo Ortona, Italian Consul General of San Francisco, and Mark Chandler, Director of International Trade, San Francisco Major’s Office. In celebration of this new service, there was a traditional cake and ribbon cutting ceremony as the departure of the A330 aircraft was marked with a celebratory water cannon.

Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “We are proud to launching a new flight to California for the second time in just eight days, this being our fourth new direct route from the United States and our second from California. It is a great pleasure to add San Francisco to our network as it is sure to be a success with both our leisure and business travellers. “San Francisco is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities. Famous as being the gateway to Silicon Valley and the Napa wine region, the city has undoubtedly always been a catalyst for many social, cultural and economic developments since its foundation. “Our home Italy similarly needs little introduction – and we are extremely excited to open this new direct gateway to all that Milan and the beautiful Italy have to offer. “From the fashion capital of Milan to the amazing beaches and islands in the south, Italy has an endless range of options for our many tourists, always accompanied of course by the great Italian food.” The new flights San Francisco-Milan service operates four times weekly (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday) with Air Italy’s new Airbus 330-200 offering 24 seats in Business and 228 in Economy class. The service benefits from seamless domestic connections between Milan and central and southern Italy, namely Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia.

For the San Francisco service, Business Class passengers will benefit from Air Italy’s completely new on-board business product that was revealed just last week on the first Milan-Los Angeles flight. Featuring an entirely new tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and chinaware that have all been specially crafted to meet travellers’ expectations, Air Italy’s Business Class passengers will enjoy an even more elevated experience. “Complementing this is our new dine-on-demand service, meaning our Business Class customers can select from our extensive à la carte menu at any time, and in any order, to create their own unique dining experience – all of which delivers yet again on our brand promise as we help our customers to – Imagine The World Differently,” added Mr. Dimitrov.

To find out further details and to take advantage of promotional fares on the new San Francisco-Milan service, simply visit www.airitaly.com, use the Air Italy App, or contact the Call Center +39 0789 52682 or your travel agent.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM PRESENTS

WORLD’S FIRST EXCLUSIVELY ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT

On April 6, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum debuted the world’s first exhibit dedicated exclusively to electric motorcycles. Located in the Richard Varner Family Gallery, “Electric Revolution” explores the history and current state of the e-bike industry with 21 groundbreaking examples from visionary custom builders and established manufacturers. The exhibit assembles a dynamic mix of custom, prototype, racing and production electric motorcycles from CAKE, Neil Connolly, Curtiss Motorcycles, Alta Motors, Shiny Hammer, Blatant Moto, Joey Ruiter and more. American industry stalwart Harley-Davidson graciously underwrote the exhibit and provided three recent prototypes from their EV program, including the 2020 LiveWire. Other key bikes on display include CAKE’s “Kalk,” Sweden’s innovative, light and stylish off-road e-bike that sold out its first run and has won design awards around the world; Neil Connolly’s “STROM 36,” which was the first-ever electric bike to be featured in the AMD World Championship Custom Show in 2015; and Curtiss Motorcycles’ “Zeus,” which was the company’s debut bike after re-branding in 2018. “The transportation industry is amidst an “Electric Revolution,” and e-bikes represent the future,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Our new exhibit provides an insightful glimpse into this revolution from the perspective of custom e-bike builders and established manufacturers to paint a thorough picture of where the industry has been and where it’s going next.”

The exhibit is guest curated by Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) Co-Founder Paul d’Orleans, who previously guest curated the highly successful “Custom Revolution” exhibit at the Petersen last year. The exhibit is designed by Falcon Motorcycles Founder Ian Barry, features graphics by British artist Nicolai Sclater of Ornamental Conifer, and is produced by MAF and MAF Co-Founder and Chairman, Sasha Tcherevkoff. “Electric Revolution” will close in November 2019. For more information about the exhibit and the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit Petersen.org

J.D. Power and Uptake Create New Benchmarking Products that Leverage Artificial Intelligence

J.D. Power, the leading global provider of customer satisfaction research, has signed an agreement with Uptake Technologies, an industrial AI and IoT software leader, to develop new analytics products for the automotive industry, as well as for the utilities and telecommunications sector.

The alliance between J.D. Power and Uptake will allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators in these three industries to gain actionable intelligence from millions of newly connected devices, including manufacturing plants, vehicles, smart meters and network devices. Leveraging J.D. Power’s research and industry expertise along with Uptake’s industry-specific insights and industrial IoT platform, J.D. Power and Uptake will provide independent industry benchmark studies, innovative data and analytics products, and customized advisory services.

“This breakthrough collaboration with Uptake gives J.D. Power instant access to Uptake’s advanced IoT analytics software platform, and a portfolio of applications that we will jointly harness to provide insight into the behaviors and failure modes of millions of connected devices in the industries we serve,” said Dave Habiger, President and CEO of J.D. Power. “By adding these capabilities to our analytics, we will provide our customers with real-time insights that open new horizons of opportunity in the design, manufacture, service and insurance of vehicles.”

The collaboration will also include smart home and connected real estate insight for utilities and power generation firms, as well as connected device efficacy insight and optimization benchmark surveys for mobile network operators.

“Utilities are continuously challenged to differentiate their energy offerings with elevated service and efficiency strategies which optimize the value provided to their customers,” said Bernardo Rodriguez, Chief Digital Officer at J.D. Power. “Adding to our AI capabilities, we will leverage Uptake’s IoT AI and machine learning platform to access previously untapped data with advanced technology that will provide automotive, telecom and utility companies with new insights around customer-centric opportunities.”

Included in the alliance is the use of Uptake’s Industrial AI and Machine Learning Platform, which leverages data science to turn large amounts of untapped IoT data across enterprises into actionable insight. For vehicle OEMs and drivers, this creates even higher levels of manufacturing quality, vehicle efficiency, dealer service and customer experience. Using AI and machine learning, Uptake’s technology enriches raw data to generate actionable recommendations, enabling users to quickly make intelligent business decisions that are linked to financial outcomes.

“This alliance augments the rich heritage of J.D Power’s independent industry benchmark studies and leading data analytics solutions by adding the power of Uptake’s advanced AI and machine learning software, said Brad Keywell, Founder and CEO of Uptake. “The result is new data-informed AI-based insights and benchmarks made possible in this age of pervasive sensors and hyperconnected industry.  Together with J.D. Power, we are creating a new category of industry-specific insights and benchmarks, which we believe will make visible the path towards ever higher levels of quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction.”

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer intelligence, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power has offices serving North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Uptake is a leading provider of artificial intelligence and IoT software for industrial companies. We combine data analytics and machine learning with deep industry knowledge to create valuable outcomes like increased reliability, productivity, and safety. Headquartered in Chicago with locations in Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., Toronto and Dubai, Uptake is used by global industrial customers of all sizes to leverage data, creating newfound efficiencies and competitive advantages. Learn more at www.uptake.com.