TRUMBULL, Conn., September 14, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Saturday afternoons in autumn mean college sports and the return of amateur athletes to their fields, gyms and stadiums. Student-athletes can stay healthier, heal more easily from soft-tissue injuries, and return to their sport more quickly with ZetrOZ Systems' sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) technology, now covered by secondary insurance for many colleges.
On average, more than 200,000 athletes in major National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports are injured every year, according to a five-year study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015.
Researchers found high injury rates across many of the sports kicking off this fall. Among all sports, college football had the highest raw number of injuries - an estimated 47,199 over the five years. It also had one of the highest injury rates of all sports, with 9.2 athletes injured for every 1,000 athlete-exposures to potential injury (one athlete's participation in one competition or one practice).
Women's soccer had the next-highest injury rate among fall sports, with 8.4 injuries per 1,000 athlete-exposure. Among all sports, men's wrestling had the highest injury rate, at 13.1 injuries per 1,000 athlete-exposures. Women's gymnastics, at 10.4 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures, had the greatest injury rate among women's sports.
Almost one out of four athlete injuries required more than seven days of recuperation before the athlete could return to practice or competition. Nearly half (45%) of all injuries were sprains and strains, and of those injuries, about one in four required a week of recuperation.
ZetrOZ Systems' sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) technology is proven to reduce the recovery period for those kinds of soft-tissue injuries. More than 40 clinical studies have shown that the ZetrOZ sam® X1 and 2.0 devices reduce pain and improve function without using invasive surgery or potentially addictive painkillers.
"We work with college athletic trainers nationwide, and we know that our sam® devices help heal athletes' soft-tissue injuries more quickly and help players return to practices and games sooner," said Dr. George K. Lewis, founder and CEO of ZetrOZ Systems.
A 2022 study, by authors that included three respected college athletic trainers, examined sam® usage by 239 healthcare providers for treating injuries to tendons and ligaments, joints, large muscle groups, and bone. They reported that sam® provided clinical improvement in under two weeks in more than two-thirds of cases (68.9%) and resulted in a 50% reduction in pain medication. The study concluded sam® is an "effective, safe, easy-to-use, noninvasive, comfortable, and versatile therapeutic for healing musculoskeletal injuries."
In addition, a 2022 article published in Open Orthopedics Journal surveyed athletic trainers working in professional, collegiate, and military sports medicine to evaluate ZetrOZ's sam® technology. The study found that sam® is a "fast, simple topical application yielding rapid healing without causing additional trauma to suffering athletes." The study also included follow-up interviews with the athletic trainers. The researchers reported that "Candid input from professional athletic and military ATs shows a consensus that sam® is a superior healing technology."
A 2015 level 4 clinical study by sports medicine experts at Ohio State University and Duke University found sustained acoustic medicine delivered via ZetrOZ's sam® reduced pain and improved strength in patients' medial/lateral elbow tendons and Achilles tendons.
Sustained acoustic medicine works by increasing blood vessel diameters to improve blood flow. That increases oxygenated hemoglobin at the therapy site and removes cytokine enzymes and cellular waste, resulting in more rapid healing and reduced pain.
ZetrOZ's sam® devices are the only FDA-cleared wearable ultrasound units approved for daily use at home. ZetrOZ's technology was developed, in part, with funding from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and NASA. ZetrOZ Systems products are designed and manufactured in the United States and are protected by 46 U.S. patents.
To learn more, visit www.samrecover.com.
About ZetrOZ Systems
ZetrOZ Systems is leading healing innovations in sports medicine, developing wearable bioelectronic devices for the delivery of sustained acoustic medicine (sam®). Researched and funded by the federal government, ZetrOZ is built on the proprietary medical technology of +46 patents and is the exclusive manufacturer and developer of the sam® product line, which is designed for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.Contact Information:
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The Motor Enclave 'Motomural'
The Motor Enclave 'Motomural' as seen from the East side of I-75.
TAMPA, Fla., September 14, 2023 (Newswire.com) - The Motor Enclave (TME) unveiled Tampa Bay's newest mural today, on the I-75 side of its 37,000 square foot Event Center just North of the I-4 interchange. The mural was designed and executed by prominent Philadelphia-based muralist Glossblack. Branded as the "Motomural," the nearly 5,000 square foot mural is destined to become a landmark at this main interchange to Tampa and Orlando that sees over 142,000 vehicles a day.
The Motor Enclave founder, Brad Oleshansky, collaborated with Glossblack closely on the project, keeping it under wraps until painting began on September 1st. The mural features a combination of motorsports-themed iconography, vintage roadside references and a few related to Tampa history and culture.
"The goal of this mural is to pay homage to many things at once; The Motor Enclave branding, classic Americana, motorsports, patina & graffiti elements, and of course a nod to Tampa. It's a 'favorite things' mural for TME that speaks to how unique they are," said Jimmy McMenamin of Glossblack. "Much of my artwork revolves around balancing color while creating building blocks that tell a larger story. I love all things typography, vintage signage, neon lettering, dynamic shadow/lighting, and retro Americana. For that reason, working with TME was the perfect fit."
"I am thrilled to have this piece of the project come to fruition. It's been a fun process working with Glossblack to make this project come to life," said Oleshansky. "It's been just as fun keeping the artwork a surprise for my team here at TME. But the wait is finally over and what better way to show off our soon-to-open Event Center."
The Motomural is now visible for all to see on the West side of I-75 just North of the I-4 interchange.
Jimmy McMenamin is an artist, muralist & graffiti writer from the Greater Philadelphia area. In 2008, he created Glossblack, LLC as a way to offer his artistic skills to business owners, homeowners, corporations, etc. Glossblack's client list is extensive, having provided wall art for the likes of Disney, Google, Comcast, Red Bull, Under Armour, 76ers, Eagles, Gap, Budweiser, & Dunkin. Today, he can be found in his South Jersey studio painting, screen printing, designing, and planning for upcoming mural work.
About The Motor Enclave
The Motor Enclave is the premier developer of experiential motorsports venues in North America. Our 200-acre development in Tampa, Florida, includes a 1.6-mile Hermann Tilke-designed driving circuit, 2-acre Vehicle Dynamics Pad, 100-acre Off-Road experience, 37,000-square-foot Event Center and the largest Private Garage community in the world with over 300 private luxury garages. Every adrenaline-filled detail has been designed and engineered around delivering memorable experiences. Complete details can be found at www.themotorenclave.com.Contact Information:
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Knockaround Sunglasses Named Official NFL Licensee to Create NFL Team Sunglasses; First Collaboration Will Be Limited Edition Super Bowl LVIII Sunglasses
SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, 2023 (Newswire.com) - ExitCertified, a leader in professional IT education, is further amplifying its CloudCentrix initiative - a comprehensive cloud diagram and training suite, offering an extensive array of training solutions meticulously crafted to propel business transformation. Over the past year, the CloudCentrix diagram has evolved into an invaluable guidepost for organizations across sectors, facilitating nuanced comprehension of diverse cloud technologies, poised to streamline and accelerate daily technological operations.
Of notable significance, the CloudCentrix diagram serves as a reference for training coordinators and professionals alike.
According to Danny Mills, ExitCertified's Business Development Manager, "Once training professionals see all those technologies and methodologies in the diagram, they gain a better understanding of how their technology and training needs align."
The latest version of the diagram includes additional partner relationships including MinIO, Nvidia, CertNexus, and more. To support the latest additions, we've created an interactive version of the CloudCentrix diagram.
ExitCertified continues to inform organizations of the latest cutting-edge insights. We've seen a steep rise in the amount of transformation involving AI/Machine Learning, not to mention the recent stardom of Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT.
All these technologies are part of ExitCertified's CloudCentrix suite of courses. The CloudCentrix diagram alone has helped numerous training coordinators and enterprise executives better understand how various cloud technologies intersect and work together.
Watch this video with Myles Brown, Senior Cloud and DevOps adviser at ExitCertified, for a simplification of the uses of various technologies and frameworks and oversight into the comprehensive training available for cloud computing.
"Once companies realize the technologies they need, they can enroll in a standard public course, or we can create a course tailored for their unique needs," said Brown.
To train your team, visit ExitCertified.
ExitCertified is a leading IT training provider whose award-winning instructors use engaging and interactive methods to ensure knowledge retention. The company maintains a 97% student-satisfaction rating, has been named one of the "Top 20 IT Training Companies" by Training Industry, Inc. for 11 consecutive years and has won numerous other training awards.Contact Information:
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., September 11, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Earning her first victory of the season in a thrilling playoff, Minjee Lee was able to close out the Kroger Queen City Championship in Cincinnati for her ninth LPGA Tour title playing a full bag of Srixon/Cleveland golf clubs and Z-STAR golf ball.
Holding the 54-hole lead by two strokes after a scorching 7-under 65 in round three, Lee carded a final round 1-under par 71 to force her way into a playoff. After two pars on the first playoff hole, the competitors headed to the 18th for a second time where Lee capitalized on her approach shot, hitting it to three feet and securing the birdie. After the round, she spoke about her resilience in key moments and the ability to close tournaments.
"I just have a lot of grit coming down the stretch, I never give up, and I like to think I'm always putting pressure on my opponents and not giving it up too easily," said Lee. "I have great fight in me and a lot of resilience."
Lee had a strong day from tee to green, hitting 12 of 14 fairways with the Srixon ZX7 Driver and 14 greens in regulation with Srixon ZX7 Mk II Irons. She ranks third on the LPGA Tour this season hitting close to 74% of greens in regulation, continuing her precise iron play that carried her to two wins the previous season including the U.S. Open. Lee's next start will be at the Buick LPGA in Shanghai.
Here is a full look at Minjee Lee's Srixon/Cleveland Golf gear:
- Srixon ZX7 10.5° Driver
- Srixon ZX Mk II Fairway Woods (3W, 5W)
- Srixon ZX Mk II Hybrid (4)
- Srixon ZX7 Mk II Irons (5-PW)
- Cleveland Golf RTX 6 ZipCore (50° MID, 54° MID, 58° LOW)
- Srixon Z-STAR (Pure White)
To learn more about the product Minjee Lee used to win the Kroger Queen City Championship, us.dunlopsports.com/srixon.Contact Information:
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 7, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Stay Plugged In (SPIN), the premier recruiting platform for esports scholarships, and Coca-Cola Consolidated, the nation's largest Coca-Cola bottler, announced the launch of their inaugural "Stay Plugged In Coca-Cola All-Stars" campaign on Tuesday.
Stay Plugged In and Coca-Cola Consolidated have teamed up to name the 40 best high school esports competitors in Rocket League and VALORANT to make up the inaugural 2023 Stay Plugged In All-Stars team.
"With the backing of a great partner like Coca-Cola Consolidated, the Stay Plugged In Coca-Cola All-Stars campaign will raise awareness of opportunities for high school students in esports," said Scott Hollingsworth, Chief Operating Officer, Stay Plugged In. "Be sure to nominate a student you know at allstars.staypluggedin.gg."
All-Stars will be chosen by a Selection Committee consisting of leading industry figures and representatives of Coca-Cola Consolidated. The Committee is looking for the next college player - selection will focus on in-game technical skills, performance in competitions, evaluation of submitted gameplay clips, as well as intangible traits like teamwork and sportsmanship.
"Coca-Cola Consolidated is proud to join Stay Plugged In in recognizing gaming's growing role in collegiate sports. We want to see gamers succeed in competition and life and look forward to having the spotlight shine on them," said Dan Holmes, SVP of Commercialization and Brand Marketing with Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated.
All-Star Weekend takes place December 14 -16 - where All-Stars will meet college recruiters and show off their skills in combine-like challenges, and cap the weekend off with the official All-Star tournament. The tournament features $20,000 in prizes available with a format that sees that every player receive a minimum of $250.
"The All-Stars campaign serves as a testament to the growing opportunities in college esports," said Sergio Brack, Director of Esports at the University of Maryland. "By bridging the gap between high school and collegiate esports, this campaign introduces an unprecedented opportunity for students to showcase their talents and potential.
Students can nominate themselves or receive nominations from their peers until November 1, 2023.
ABOUT STAY PLUGGED IN
Charlotte-based Stay Plugged In (SPIN) is the premier recruiting platform for college esports, serving more than 400 US colleges and Universities. Since 2020, Stay Plugged In has played a key role in helping thousands of students with their college search, with those students receiving more than $30 million in scholarship benefits. For more information, go to staypluggedin.gg or reach out to email@example.com.
ABOUT COCA COLA CONSOLIDATED
Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. For 120 years, we have been making, selling, and distributing beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 14 states and the District of Columbia to approximately 60 million consumers.
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New Children’s Picture Book Addresses Bullying, Body Image, Weight-Shaming and Self-Esteem, Opening Opportunities for Important Conversations Between Kids and Adults
'Chubby the Bear's Big Choice'
Author Daryl R. McCullough?s second book, 'Chubby the Bear?s Big Choice,' is set in a California redwood forest and tells the story of a sensitive, young bear struggling with bullies and his self-esteem issues.
LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Author Daryl R. McCullough’s second book, “Chubby the Bear’s Big Choice,” is set in a California redwood forest and tells the story of a sensitive, young bear struggling with bullies and self-esteem issues. This tender new book offers children, parents, and others of all ages an engaging story with several timely lessons on bullying, body image, weight-shaming, and self-esteem to be shared and discussed. Parents and children’s therapists have already heralded the book as an essential tool on the subject matter. Order now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target or Archway Publishing.
Chubby is a fitting follow-up to McCullough’s award-winning first book “The Story of Tree and Cloud” — 1st Place, Pen Craft Awards; Finalist/5-Stars, “Reader’s Choice Book Awards”; 1st Place, “Firebird Awards”; and 3rd Place, “Best Children’s Book" and "Best Illustrated & Picture Book," Spring 2022, Outstanding Creator Awards. “Tree and Cloud” is a story about loss and managing grief, also set among California’s natural beauty, starring a California live oak tree named Folie and her new friend Puddle. “Chubby the Bear’s Big Choice” is similarly illustrated — not as a cartoon, but in a pure and naturalist style — by McCullough’s 80-year-old aunt Maryanne Smith, an acclaimed nature artist from Pennsylvania.
“I grew up a chubby child who was bullied and weight-shamed by my peers and even by teachers and staff in grade school,” McCullough said. “I hope that by sharing this story, any child who might be dealing with these issues and feelings can find the strength to talk about it with their parents and learn self-care.
“Of course, I also hope the story might thwart a bully or two, providing a teachable moment for them that our individuality is powerful, and compassion is paramount in any friendship,” McCullough said.
The story follows its hero, Chubby, a sensitive young bear cub with a rare talent for befriending honeybees and perhaps enjoying too much of their honey. Bullied by other bear cubs in the forest, Chubby finds solace by retreating up in the air, high in the branches of the redwood trees. One day, Chubby’s mood gets lifted by his forest friends — a sweet raccoon and a wise beaver — and Chubby embarks on a journey to reclaim his self-esteem, choosing to teach the other cubs a lesson along the way. Ultimately, Chubby takes the high road and shows others he is emotionally mature enough to stand up for himself while showcasing his strengths in a thrilling culmination of the tale, which ends happily for all.
Available now, the book invites readers of all ages to embark on a powerful journey of self-discovery and empathy and helps foster essential conversations and empower the next generation.
“This magical story touched my heart and reminded me how, as a mother of two fabulous daughters, I always had my eye on bullying, particularly when it came to body shaming. Bullies teach us all how not to behave! Conversely, I taught my girls that staying connected with their bodies and loving and sharing their unique gifts with others were some of the healthiest ways to care for themselves and live fulfilled lives. Life is indeed a gift, so like Chubby, let’s all choose love, acceptance, and kindness!” — Melora Hardin, Emmy-nominated star (“The Office,” “Transparent,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Monk”)
“Chubby the Bear’s Big Choice” by Daryl McCullough
ISBN: 9781665749640 (Softcover); 9781665749664 (Hardcover); 9781665749657 (Ebook)
About the Author
Daryl McCullough is a professional writer and marketing communications executive who loves creative expression. He lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his husband George Griffin; together, they have a marketing communications and social media business, McGriffin Media. He is formerly CEO and now Chair Emeritus of Citizen Relations, a global brand marketing firm. The family adores their dog, Ferdinand, named after another delightful book.
About the Illustrator
Maryanne Smith is a talented 80-year-old artist. She has designed and painted many high-end wallpaper designs for the premier York Wallcoverings. She has sold many works of art drawn from nature, and “Chubby the Bear’s Big Choice” is her follow-up to “The Story of Tree and Cloud.” She is from York County, Pennsylvania. Prints of images from each book are available for purchase.Contact Information:
Original Source: New Children’s Picture Book Addresses Bullying, Body Image, Weight-Shaming and Self-Esteem, Opening Opportunities for Important Conversations Between Kids and Adults