Neck Pain During COVID-19? In Many Cases, Your Eyes are to Blame

Tilting head to view Computer Screen through intermediate/computer zone of eyeglasses

Natural viewing of Computer Screen through top zone of Computer Progressives

Comparison of Regular Progressives Design to Computer Progressives

A surge in neck pain for the 50 year-old plus crowd due to COVID-19-related increase in computer use and video conferencing has an eye care related explanation.

BETHESDA, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Dr. Michael Berenhaus, ODMBA

We are seeing a large influx of patients coming to our clinic with the chief complaint of neck pain when asked about their general well-being. Many are pursuing physical therapy, chiropractic care, and orthopedic consultations.

After all other medical reasons for neck pain are ruled out, it is time to speak with the eye doctor! Evidence is suggesting that the neck pain is often due to tilting the head back during computer usage while individuals are searching to hit the “sweet spot” of clarity in their multi-focal eyeglasses.

Those 50 and over almost uniformly have a reduction in accommodative amplitude— the ability to see up close. For some, it hits earlier than 50 and some, later. Multi-focal eyeglasses are prescribed for this, enabling patients to see both far and near at the same time. Most patients avoid half-glasses for cosmetic reasons and due to a lack of focusing range. They also avoid large single-vision reading glasses which limit the depth of field as well as additionally causing blurred distance vision. Most patients have migrated to the multi-focal option, also known as “progressives”, which are designed to enable patients to see at all distances from very far away to up close reading, including everything in between. The top part of the lenses are designed for far distance, the middle for intermediate/computer distance, and the bottom for near tasks. The change from far distance in the top to near in the bottom of the lenses is gradual with progression thus the name “progressives.” They are excellent functionally— but not perfect. We will address this later.

New developments in the technology of computer monitors have yielded larger size screens while industry leaders in the community are recommending larger and larger screens to users for optimal viewing. CNET recommends 27” screens and says, “bigger is almost always better” and adds, “Within the constraints of your budget and desk space, get the largest monitor you can. You'll rarely regret buying a monitor that's too big, but you'll frequently regret buying one that's too small.”

The “best picks” for monitors from PCMag also average 27” in size.

The issue with larger screens, despite the benefit of added area for information, is that the large size is mostly visible through the top part of progressives, the “distance zone”. This lens field is not the optimal area for viewing an intermediate target. So, in order to clear up the image, many end up tilting their heads back and lifting their chin to find the “intermediary/computer zone” in their progressive eyeglasses. And this unnatural position is assumed for hours at a time. With the increased time spent on computers due to a work-at-home shift during Covid, and a Harvard Business School Working Knowledge study suggesting, “at least 16 percent of employees will remain at home workers long after COVID-19 recedes”, this computer usage and video-conferencing is and may well remain the prima facia cause of a large increase in neck pain.

Moreover, by expending added energy by using the neck muscles unnaturally and over a prolonged period, a secondary problem aside from neck pain occurs– a reduction of comprehension and subsequent productivity. After all, we only have so much energy that we can use.

The solution exists and it is not a difficult one. We are recommending computer progressives in our clinic for this unique situation. Most of our patients at Bethesda Vision Care call their computer progressives their favorite and most valuable pair of eyeglasses in their collection. Computer progressives have computer vision in the top, allowing for a larger depth of focus (which translates to clear vision when leaning in and out – single vision eyeglasses rarely provide this) and reading vision in the bottom. The zones of clarity are so optimal that two large screens side by side are easily visible. And no more neck tilt!

Explore this option with your eye doctor and get rid of that incessant neck pain being more productive in the process.

#Dr Michael Berenhaus is the Founder of Bethesda Vision Care, located in Bethesda, Maryland and an optometric practice in partnership with Keplr Vision. Dr. Berenhaus is a Past-President of the Maryland Optometric Association and is currently serving as a Regional Optometric Lead for Keplr Vision.#

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Introducing the new LCA-RTC Module – Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner by Transducer Techniques, LLC

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 LCA-RTC Module - Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner

LCA-RTC Module – Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner

LCA-RTC Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner Schematic

LCA-RTC Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner Schematic

The LCA-RTC Module is a Load Cell Amplifier and Signal Conditioner featuring removable screw clamp terminal connectors.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The LCA-RTC Module offers a low-cost, dedicated signal conditioning for a single bridge type load cell or torque sensor. It comes with removable screw-clamp terminal connectors, which do not require soldering. Our LCA-9PC module offers DB9 male and female connectors, which require soldering to the user-furnished mating female or male wire connectors.

On-board jumper selections include sensitivities from 0.5 mV/V to 10 mV/V, bandwidths from 100 Hz to 30 kHz, and amplified outputs of 0 to ±5V, 0 to ±10V, 0-16 mA, 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA. Zero and span adjustments are via precision 25-turn low-tempco metal film potentiometers.

The LCA-RTC (Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner) can be operated next to the sensor with 4-wire hookup or at distances up to 1 km (3300 feet) with 6-wire hookup. An onboard 87.325 kΩ resistor allows easy shunt calibration at the push of a button. Provision is also made for a user-furnished calibration
resistor. Power requirements are 11.8 to 26V DC with load currents from 10 to 60 mA, the latter applying when the unit provides 10V DC excitation to a 350-ohm load cell and delivers a 20 mA analog output.

Features include:
Power Requirement 12 to 26V DC
Bridge Excitation 5 to 10V DC
Bridge Sensitivity 0.5 mV/V to 10 mV/V
Push Button Shunt Calibration Network
Two-Pole Low Pass Selectable Filter 100 HZ to 30 kHZ
Analog Outputs 0 to ±5V, 0 to ±10V, 0-16 mA, 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA

Learn more facts and specifications from our website.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

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LCA-9PC Module – Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner by Transducer Techniques, LLC

CAL-TEDS Plug & Play Smart Sensors Icon

CAL-TEDS Plug & Play Smart Sensors Icon

LCA-9PC Module - Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner

LCA-9PC Module – Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner

LCA-9PC Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner Schematic

LCA-9PC Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner Schematic

The all-new LCA-9PC Module is a Load Cell Amplifier and Signal Conditioner with DB9 male and female connectors.

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The LCA-9PC Module offers engineer’s a low-cost, dedicated signal conditioning for a single bridge type load cell or torque sensor. It comes with DB9 male and female connectors, which require soldering to user-furnished mating female or male wire connectors. Our LCA-RTC module offers solderless,
removable screw-clamp connectors for simple installation.

On- board jumper selections include sensitivities from 0.5 mV/V to 10 mV/V, bandwidths from 100 Hz to 30 kHz, and amplified outputs of 0 to ±5V, 0 to ±10V, 0-16 mA, 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA. Zero and span adjustments are via precision 25-turn low-tempco metal film potentiometers.

The LCA-9PC (Load Cell Amplifier Signal Conditioner) can be operated next to the sensor with 4-wire hookup or at distances up to 1 km (3300 feet) with 6-wire hookup. An onboard 87.325 kΩ resistor allows easy shunt calibration at the push of a button. Provision is also made for a user-furnished calibration
resistor. Power requirements are 11.8 to 26V DC with load currents from 10 to 60 mA, the latter applying when the unit provides 10V DC excitation to a 350-ohm load cell and delivers a 20 mA analog
output.

Features include:
Power Requirement 12 to 26V DC
Bridge Excitation 5 to 10V DC
Bridge Sensitivity 0.5 mV/V to 10 mV/V
Push Button Shunt Calibration Network
Two-Pole Low Pass Selectable Filter 100 HZ to 30 kHZ
Analog Outputs 0 to ±5V, 0 to ±10V, 0-16 mA, 0-20 mA or 4-20 mA

Learn more facts and specifications from our website.

https://www.transducertechniques.com

Transducer Techniques, established in 1979, designs and manufactures a complete line of load cells, torque sensors, special purpose transducers and related instrumentation. Transducer Techniques load cells are uniquely designed for weight and force measurement in such diversified applications as process control and factory automation. Other applications exist in numerous fields of science and industry for our load cells. All transducer sensing elements incorporate bonded foil strain gauges, wired in a full Wheatstone bridge configuration.

Technology
Load cells are electro-mechanical transducers that translate force or weight into voltage. This change in voltage produces a signal in the read-out instrumentation, a repeatable deflection or indication that can be calibrated directly in terms of the load applied to the load cell.

Construction
Construction of the load cell utilizes all the advantages of bonded foil strain gauges. Sealed within the load cell are sets of matched strain gauges bonded to a high strength element, machined to close tolerances. The strain gauges are electrically connected to form a balanced Wheatstone bridge and additional compensation resistors are added to the circuit for maintaining the accuracy of the bridge over a wide temperature range.

Operation
The principle of operation depends upon the deflection of the strain gauge filament, creating a change in its resistance, thereby unbalancing the bridge circuit. As a result, for a given input voltage, the output voltage of the bridge varies proportionally with the load and the change can be read on appropriate instrumentation.

Quality
When completed, each load cell is individually tested and calibrated. Each cell must meet or exceed rigid electrical and mechanical performance tests before it is released for service. Also, every cell is proof tested to its full rated capacity, and in most instances, to over its rated capacity.

Attributes
An important asset of our load cells is their extremely small deflection. The maximum deflection of standard cells does not exceed .012" at full load. This plus the fact that these load cells contain no moving parts opens unlimited application fields. The inherent compactness of the load cells minimizes installation problems.

The frequency response characteristics of our load cells are exceptionally good. The relatively low mass, and the small deflection under load, result in a high-frequency response which emphasizes the use of the load cells in many services where other transducers cannot perform.

Only strain gauges of the highest quality are installed and configured by technicians who have undergone our extensive training program targeting craftsmanship and attention to detail. To the end-user, this means a quality product. All Load Cells / Force Sensors and Torque Sensors are supplied with a Calibration Certificate traceable to NIST.

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Biden Administration Reviewing Further Declassification of Documents discussing Contacts with UFOs

MCLEAN, VA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For decades ufologists (individuals who study UFOs) have issued Freedom of Information Act to ask the government to release information regarding extraterrestrial contacts involving US pilots and astronauts. Over the years, previous US Administrations declassified piecemeal information about UFO sightings. These releases would come in the form of memos which in many cases were censored in the name of national security.

President Trump, in one of its final acts prior to leaving office, ordered a 180-day timeline review (deadline of June 1st, 2021) for US intelligence agencies to declassify all information it had in their possession regarding unidentified flying objects, according to CNN. The legislation was tucked into the 2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. The Biden administration has followed up the previous Administration's directive, but many US intelligence agencies, citing national security, are resisting attempts to release additional information regarding unexplained areal phenomena. There is a belief in the UFO research community that the Biden administration is going to do what no previous US presidential administration has ever done – acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrial aliens who have visited this planet.

As an amateur astronomer and fan of the television show "The X-Files," I have always been interested in the most important question confronting humanity – are we alone in the universe. The recently released documents may help answer this question. Although there is no smoking gun revealing alien bodies on ice, the evidence available not only suggests that such contacts have occurred many times, it suggests that the US government and its intelligence agencies have been actively concealing this information and engaging in disinformation campaigns to discredit credible witnesses to these encounters.

The Truth is Out There.

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Dr. Matthew Boente Launches New Blog Site Page Addressing How Governors Should Respond to COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Matthew Boente, a veteran medical provider, is calling on United States governors to “do the right thing” in response to COVID-19 through a brand-new page on his popular microsite focused on health care in the United States.

The blog site can be found at http://www.drmattboente.com/. The website is primarily focused on explaining how President Joe Biden’s proposed medical care act can help most Americans, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Dr. Boente, a veteran gynecologic oncologist and political activist, said he recently decided to expand the site by adding a new page featuring COVID-19 commentary. Specifically, on the new page, he is demanding action from governors around the country to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding wearing masks and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, rather than bowing to the whims of conspiracy theorists.

Governors in Mississippi, Florida, and Texas recently lifted their mask mandates despite the CDC’s recommendations to continue wearing masks, and according to Dr. Boente on the new website, this makes no sense. He emphasizes on the site that a governor is responsible for protecting his or her state’s constituents, and part of this involves acknowledging safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, he encourages the passing of federal legislation requiring local officials to enforce and obey CDC recommendations.

Dr. Matthew Boente also encourages his site’s readers to personally demonstrate responsibility by masking up when they go out in public, washing their hands, and practicing social distancing. In addition, visitors to the site are encouraged to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine, with three million shots expected to be delivered per day by the start of April. According to Dr. Boente, more than 550,000 Americans have already lost their lives to COVID-19, but taking the above-listed steps may help to mitigate the spread of the virus going forward.

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PCM-TV A Global Content Distribution Network for the Cannabis Industry

42nd Hash Bash from Michigan April 3 -12Noon CST-5PM CST

MA, USA, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PCM-TV A Global Content Distribution Network for the Cannabis Industry

Carrying 42nd Hash Bash from Michigan April 3 -12Noon CST-5PM CST

For immediate release: March 31, 2021, Wellesley, MA- Pro Cannabis Media, a content distribution network on ROKU & Twitch & YouTube & Facebook will carry Michigan’s Hash Bash 2021, one of the nation’s oldest celebration of all things cannabis on Saturday, April 3rd.

“Giving a friendly professional voice to the cannabis industry is why we started Pro Cannabis Media two years ago. Sharing the historic commitment to the cause from the State of Michigan with the Hash Bash is something we are proud to be part of!” said Jimmy Young founder of Pro Cannabis Media out of the Boston Massachusetts area.

The Hash Bash started in 1972 as an event to protest the Controlled Substances Act. It is one of the nation’s longest-running continuous celebration of all things cannabis in the state of Michigan which legalized adult use of cannabis in 2018, the same year Massachusetts opened its first adult-use dispensary.

This year’s Hash Bash will feature an all-star lineup of musicians and entertainers, plus speakers including Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and athletes from most of the professional sports teams in Michigan, including NFL Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson and much more.

The 2021 Hash Bash Committee is partnering with businesses to benefit two designated Bash charities, the John Sinclair Foundation and the Michigan Cannabis Prisoner Freedom Fund.

The Hash Bash will be live-streamed on all of Pro Cannabis Media channels including PCM TV outlets on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Amazon Fire Stick, ROKU, and on procannabismedia.com.

About Pro Cannabis Media & PCM TV:
Founded by Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Jimmy Young from New England, Pro Cannabis Media is a content distribution network for like-minded producers who want to strategically control their marketing messages on social media platforms – PCM TV launched with three original programs including In The Weeds with Jimmy Young, Weed Talk News, and The Green Rush Live – the business of cannabis. Affiliates on the network include The Green Nurse Show, Emerald Media’s monthly educational webinars, Vote Pro Pot Cast, and the CannaCook.com channel.

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NX Prenatal Announces Initiation of a Clinical Study for the Detection of Placenta Accreta

Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Placenta Accreta occurs when the placenta abnormally grows into the muscular layer of the uterus

Pregnant Moms with Prior C-Sections or Other Surgical Procedures at Heightened Risk

LOUISVILLE, KY, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — NX Prenatal Inc. (the “Company” or “NX Prenatal”), is pleased to announce it is a sponsor and collaborator for an upcoming clinical study whereby its NeXosome® liquid biopsy platform will be key in the detection of biomarkers that can identify pregnant patients with Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS). This work will be pursued in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

PAS is a condition where the placenta is abnormally attached to the uterus and does not easily deliver after the infant is born. As the name implies, PAS can range in severity from abnormal adherence to invasion through the uterus and into other structures such as the bladder or pelvic blood vessels. Women with PAS can experience rapid and catastrophic bleeding, severe infection from placenta retained in the uterus, multiorgan failure and death, making it a significant contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide.

PAS is due to an imbalance in cellular regulation between the trophoblastic cells in the developing placenta and uterine lining resulting in uninhibited invasion of early placental cells. NX Prenatal has shown that variation in Circulating Microparticle (CMP) proteomic profiles may predict other obstetric conditions, including preterm birth and preeclampsia, but this approach has not yet been investigated in PAS. CMPs contain a variety of cellular material such as genetic information and proteins which have great potential to harbor a highly specific and high-intensity signal for PAS biomarkers. Therefore, the aims of this study are to identify a group of CMP-associated proteins whose profiles are different in patients with PAS compared to those without PAS, and to examine whether CMP-associated proteins can distinguish subgroups of PAS. If successful, this approach can lead to the commercialization of a biomarker panel comprised of CMP-associated proteins to predict PAS in order to ensure that affected patients receive the proper and necessary expert care.

“Our innovative technology has revealed new libraries of early warning blood-based biomarkers for preterm birth and preeclampsia, so we are compelled to utilize our platform to seek the best outcomes for pregnant patients that may be affected by placenta accreta,” noted NX Prenatal’s CEO, Brian Brohman. “Pregnant moms that have had prior C-sections, or IVF-assisted conception, or prior D&C procedures are known to be in elevated risk categories for PAS, but there is no current blood test that can help identify which of those moms may experience this life-threatening condition.”

About NX Prenatal
NX Prenatal Inc. is a private, US-based molecular diagnostics company recognized for its innovative work in new exosome-based liquid biopsy tests for the large maternal-fetal medicine market. The company's proprietary NeXosome® platform is being utilized to develop enabling, early warning systems for pregnancies that may result in spontaneous preterm birth, preeclampsia and other adverse outcomes. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.nxprenatal.com.

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STEM SPORTS® ANNOUNCES LINEUP ADDITIONS WITH RELEASE OF STEM BASEBALL AND STEM SOFTBALL CURRICULA

Innovative K-8 educational enrichment programs combine STEM disciplines with sports in schools, after-school programs, and camps.

Our focus is on ensuring elementary and middle school-aged students enjoy learning the science that is behind all sports.”

— STEM Sports® President and CEO Jeff Golner

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — STEM SPORTS® ANNOUNCES LINEUP ADDITIONS WITH RELEASE OF STEM BASEBALL AND STEM SOFTBALL CURRICULA

With MLB Opening Day today, STEM Sports® announces the launch of two brand new curricula to the lineup: STEM Baseball and STEM Softball supplemental curricula. The innovative K-8 educational enrichment programs combine STEM disciplines with sports in schools, after-school programs, and camps.

"Our focus is on ensuring elementary and middle school-aged students enjoy learning the science that is behind all sports," said STEM Sports® President and CEO Jeff Golner. "Our STEM curriculum creates an engagement with young students that will perpetuate their continued education and subsequent career potential in STEM fields.”

The double play method of combining cognition with physical activity is the foundation laid behind the original curricula comprised of STEM Basketball, STEM BMX, STEM Football, STEM Golf, STEM Soccer, and STEM Volleyball.

Within STEM Baseball and STEM Softball, students will cover the bases with modules, such as:

– Learning about the composition of a baseball or softball
– Understanding the field of play on a baseball or softball diamond
– Hitting success at the plate based on probability
– And several other lessons around the science of each sport

Each curriculum has eight lessons aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and/or Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or National Standard for K-12 Physical Education and come turnkey with all of the relevant sports equipment along with the necessary science supplies.

With the curricula in 49 states, the STEM Sports® 5E lesson plans help students develop 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and leadership.

Additionally, opportunities for professional sports franchises and college athletic departments to private label or co-brand STEM Sports® curricula are available. Collaborations offer a sports franchise or an athletic department the ability to promote education with their community outreach efforts and can to be supported with corporate partnership funding.

"We’re engaged with officials from the NBA, MLB, MLS, and NFL franchises and their league offices," said Golner. "We plan to announce partnerships with several sports entities soon to go along with our official corporate relationships with USA BMX, Callaway Golf, and Rawlings."

About STEM Sports®:

STEM Sports® provides standards-aligned, turnkey K-8 supplemental curricula that use various sports as the real-life application to teach science, technology, engineering, and math skills in classrooms, after-school programs, and camps throughout the U.S. and internationally. Our double-play combination of physical activity and cognitive thinking provides a comprehensive, inquiry-based educational experience and a solution for crucial STEM literacy for students. As a result, students develop critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills that can be applied throughout their education and future careers. Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, our curricula will cultivate and promote participants' STEM engagement and retention. STEM Sports® provides all of the necessary and relevant sports equipment along with the entire list of supplies called for in the teacher/administer manual and all of the items have a long-lasting shelf life.

Learn with us at www.STEMSports.com.

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DW Starts Digital Streaming of Poha for 35 Million Native Pashto Speakers in Pakistan on RINSTRA.com

DW Starts Digital Streaming of ‘Poha’ for 35 Million Native Pashto Speakers in Pakistan.

Poha (knowledge) dives into the fascinating world of science with stories from around the world in the Pashto language on RINSTRA. It gives viewers a weekly dose of science education. The show is geared towards people who are curious about the cosmos and

RINSTRA.com, Pakistan’s first digital platform for short form videos and content makers.

Pashto science magazine ‘POHA’ by Deutsche Welle (DW) will introduce viewers to the fascinating world of science and knowledge in Pashto language on RINSTRA.

We have been broadcasting to Pakistan for more than 40 years and by producing a new television program in Pashto, we hope to make even more friends." ”

— Tobias Grote-Beverborg, DW's Senior Distribution Executive for South Asia.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pashto has more than 60 million native speakers around the world while 35 million people live in Pakistan and speak the language. Yet science and technology or knowledge related content has been missing for the native Pashto speaking population. POHA, Pashto Science Magazine, is the initiative of Deutsche Welle (DW), which will start streaming on Pakistan’s first short form digital media platform, RINSTRA, from April 2021.

Poha (knowledge) dives into the fascinating world of science with stories from around the world in the Pashto language. It gives viewers a weekly dose of science education. The show is geared towards people who are curious about the cosmos and how it works. The show is presented by Gul Ghutai Popal, who has been a radio and television presenter on Afghanistan in Germany for years. She is currently an editor for Deutsche Welle's Pashto service.

"We are really excited about this latest development in Pakistan," said Tobias Grote-Beverborg, DW's Senior Distribution Executive for South Asia. "We have been broadcasting to Pakistan for more than 40 years and by producing a new television program in Pashto, we hope to make even more friends."

Dr. Adil Akhtar, Chairman and Co-founder, RINSTRA Technologies said that, “We are excited to partner with DW on this initiative, as this helps us to promote the science knowledge to our regional languages in Pakistan and beyond. Content diversity is a big challenge for the media industry in Pakistan. The mainstream media has sidelined, science and technology related content especially the knowledge-based programming. This partnership will encourage RINSTRA users to explore a new genre of programing in Pashto language.

Chief Executive Officer of RINSTRA, Amir Jahangir said, “POHA is a great initiative of DW and we are excited to host it on our platform. POHA will encourage native Pashto speaking population and the diaspora to enjoy the knowledge-based program in their own language.” We hope this initiative will generate more curiosity in our users towards science and technology.

RINSTRA is one of the mega projects of National Innovation Basket (NIB) initiative of DICE Foundation – a non-profit organization, run by expatriate Pakistanis. RINSTRA was conceived and incubated by DICE Creative Art & Media platform (CAM) with a goal to make CAM as one of the economic pillars of Pakistan.

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and one of the most successful and relevant international media outlets. In 2020, our multimedia content in 30 languages reached 249 million weekly user contacts, thus significantly exceeding the company's target for 2021. DW Akademie is on track to becoming the leading European institution for media development.

RINSTRA is the gateway for Pakistani content and talent to the local and international media markets and digital platforms. Rising stars on iRINSTRA are promoted on the main RINSTRA platform that will open-up global opportunities for the artists. The state-of-the-art RINSTRA platform offers content creators to discover, create, showcase and monetize their content creation and creative pursuits.

Rinstra Technologies is registered in Pakistan as a limited liability company under the company’s ordinance 2017 of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. The leadership and management of RINSTRA represent key media professionals in Pakistan, Middle East, Europe and the North Americas.

Creative and independent content with premier shows and films can be accessed on RINSTRA by downloading apps from the Google Play Store and/or Apple App Store or visiting the website http://www.rinstra.com

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Skill Samurai celebrates the launch of their first location in Australia

Skill Samurai Castle HIll

Skill Samurai Logo featuring our STEM fox mascot

Skill Samurai Logo

Skill Samurai Students enjoying camp

Skill Samurai Students enjoying camp

Skill Samurai Castle Hill is now open

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, April 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kids coding franchise, Skill Samurai, is celebrating the launch of its first Australia location. Now future Skill Samurai from across Sydney can enjoy coding, game design, robotics, and other STEM classes at our Castle Hill Location, and our soon to open Rouse Hill location.

Jamie Buttigieg, CEO of Skill Samurai Australia is thrilled by the response from parents. “Many of their holiday programs are already full, and parents are signing up for our monthly coding memberships”.

Skill Samurai Castle Hill is located at:
7/3 Packard Ave Castle Hill, NSW

Skill Samurai is the world’s first franchise focused on career-readiness education.

Skill Samurai is establishing itself as the go-to provider for kids coding education across Australia.

With units in Asia, North America, and Latin America, Skill Samurai has proven that there is skyrocketing demand for STEM, Coding, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence classes around the world. Skill Samurai prepares students for the jobs that will be in demand in the future by focusing on real programming languages and industry-recognized career certification.

"We are now recruiting our foundation franchisees," explained Jamie Buttigieg, CEO of Skill Samurai Australia. "The best part is that you don't need previous education experience. You have to have a great attitude and a willingness to learn and our rigorous training program will take care of the rest."

Jeff Hughes, CEO of Skill Samurai, is looking forward to working with such a committed network of franchisees.

Founded in May 2015 by Jeff Hughes, Skill Samurai is an innovative and non-traditional approach to children’s programs. The company started with just one location in New Brunswick and has since expanded globally with locations across Canada, The United States, and Latin America. Skill Samurai engages students in supplemental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, giving them real academic advantage and the skills and motivation, they need to succeed in life.

Offering students, aged seven to eighteen, the opportunity to learn important tech skills, including coding and problem solving through computer science, Skill Samurai encourages children to pursue an interest in the growing tech industry through creativity, exploration, and friendship in an energetic kid-friendly learning environment. Skill Samurai classes prepare students for industry-recognized certifications.

Jamie Buttigieg
SKill Samurai Australia
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Source: EIN Presswire