HomeAid Collects Over 2.7 Million Diapers in 2021 Spring Necessities Campaigns

IRVINE, Calif.,
July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Six HomeAid affiliates in collaboration with several HomeAid building partners collected 2,742,949 diapers and other critical baby items during the HomeAid Essentials Campaigns that took place from March – June 2021 nationwide. These necessary baby items will provide much-needed help to a vulnerable population across the nation.
According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 U.S. families experience diaper needs. Babies without access to clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks & less likely accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work.
HomeAid addresses this challenge for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness through its Essentials community engagement program by asking building partners, local businesses, and individuals to donate diapers and other necessary baby items — these items are collected and distributed to local service providers who then provide to families and children in need.
The 2021 spring Essentials campaigns participating affiliates and their total number of items collected are as follows:

HomeAid Colorado – 1.700,000
HomeAid Orange County – 580,890
HomeAid Atlanta – 226,400
HomeAid Orlando – 82,000
HomeAid Austin – 77,250
HomeAid Inland Empire – 76,400

“With the challenging economic times facing our community and the country as a whole, we know the diapers and other critically needed items collected through the 2021 Essentials Campaign are greatly needed by thousands of families in our county. I could not be more grateful for all of the volunteers and supporters across this country who stepped up to be involved in this time of need,” said Scott Larson HomeAid CEO.
Recently published data from the National Alliance to End Homelessness states that adults and children in families make up about 30% of the population experiencing homelessness. The COVID-19 Pandemic has only made the crisis of families and children struggling with homelessness worse. NAEH states that 2020 marked the first time since 2010 that homelessness among families did not decrease.
There is still an opportunity to participate and meet these critical needs as HomeAid Utah and HomeAid Northern Virginia are to hold additional Essential campaigns later this year.
About HomeAid
Founded in 1989, HomeAid develops, builds, and preserves a variety of housing, including emergency, interim, transitional, permanent supportive, and affordable housing through its 19 chapters in 13 states. In addition, this includes resource/navigation centers that provide support services to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HomeAid partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide the housing and support services that help residents move toward self-sufficiency, such as education and job-skills training, financial counseling, physical and emotional support, and much more.
HomeAid has completed over 1,000 housing and outreach projects with a value of more than $288 million. HomeAid has added over 13,500 beds that have served over 410,000 previously homeless individuals.
For more information, visit www.homeaid.org or contact Stacy Greer, National Director of Marketing and Communications, HomeAid, sgreer@homeaid.org, (949) 610-2569.

Source: HomeAid

Avo Photonics Creates Extremely-Low Noise Lasers for NASA LISA Mission

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

In support of NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center and ESA’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission to measure gravitational waves in space, Avo Photonics is producing over 20 next-generation laser seed sources to demonstrate its design efficacy, manufacturing processes, and most-importantly laser system ruggedness. This development comes after Avo’s previous successful delivery of the prototype version of these lasers.
This exciting development comes only five years after the ground-based observatory, LIGO, made its first monumental detection of gravitational waves. The LISA observations will be made while in orbit around the sun. Three satellites will form a triangular interferometer consisting of 2.5 million km arms. With launch set for the mid-2030s, the arduous path of iterative design, material selection, assembly, test, and qualifying processes is underway. Rigorous requirements must be met to assure the lasers’ necessary performance and ruggedness during ground-based testing, launch, and throughout their 10+ year life in orbit. 
In addition to meeting specific satellite needs, Avo is building what will be the “quietest” laser oscillator in the world to serve as the core light source for the interferometric system. The configuration is based on a non-planar ring oscillator, where the facets of the Nd:YAG gain crystal serve as the reflecting surfaces of the cavity; eliminating the need and potential misalignment of external, discrete mirrors. The monolithic design, which outputs 200 mW, offers stabilized frequency noise less than 103Hz/Hz for frequencies as low 10-4Hz, and less than 5 Hz/Hz at frequencies above 104Hz. The output from these lasers are each amplified to 2W as part of NASA’s complete optical system residing on each satellite.
According to Dr. Anthony Yu, NASA GSFC’s Laser Product Development Lead, “We are enjoying working with Avo Photonics given their understanding of the fundamental physics and proven ability to develop spaceborne hardware. Their open communications and transparent sharing of information brings us comfort as we manage this very challenging program.” Avo’s President, Dr. Joseph Dallas stated, “It is a pleasure to once again be working on space-based lasers for NASA. With our deep understanding of the challenges and appreciation for the exactness and quality required, we are excited to serve Dr. Yu and his Team.”
About the Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe. Just outside Washington, Goddard is home to Hubble operations and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Goddard engineers construct sensitive instruments, build telescopes that peer into the cosmos, and operate the test chambers that ensure those satellites’ survival. For more information, please visit www.nasa.gov/goddard.

Source: Avo Photonics

Sharon Johnston Turns into Newswire's Human Assets Supervisor to Nurture Sturdy Firm Tradition and Extra

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

As the industry leader in press release distribution, Newswire is pleased to announce the promotion of Sharon Johnston to Human Resources Manager.

Human resources is an important piece to the overall success of a business as it encourages productivity and the development of team members, among other initiatives.  

In her role, Johnston will focus on introducing training and education programs, expand the company’s benefits programs, and continue to unify team members across the United States and beyond to foster an inclusive work environment. 

“Sharon’s dedication to the organization paired with her collaborative spirit made her a natural fit to become our company’s Human Resources Manager,” said Erik Rohrmann, Chief Operations Officer & SVP of Business Development at Newswire. “I’m confident Sharon will flourish in this position and help us continue to nurture a strong company culture for years to come.”

For nearly two decades and counting, Newswire has been helping small and midsize companies in a variety of industries empower the Earned Media Advantage by acting as an extension of its clients’ teams to identify media opportunities, create compelling stories, launch targeted campaigns, and more. 

“Our people are what make Newswire so unique, and that’s why we place an emphasis on creating opportunities for our employees to grow both personally and professionally,” Rohrmann added. “Sharon will be a catalyst for continued growth across the organization.”

Visit Newswire.com today and learn more about how Newswire’s integrated solutions are helping organizations grow their audience, expand their reach, and implement an effective go-to-market strategy.

About Newswire

Newswire delivers press releases and multimedia distribution software and services (SaaS) that empower the Earned Media Advantage: greater brand awareness, increased traffic, greater return on media and marketing communications spend, and the competitive edge. With over a decade of experience, Newswire continues to provide its customers with the ability to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time through the right medium.

For more information, visit http://www.newswire.com.

Contact Information:

Erik RohrmannChief Operations Officer & SVP of Business DevelopmentNewswireOffice: 813-480-3766Email: erik@newswire.com

Source: Newswire

Katalon Introduces TestOps, an Open and Complete Take a look at Orchestration Platform to Streamline DevOps

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Katalon, Inc., the provider of a leading test automation platform, today introduced Katalon TestOps, an open and comprehensive test orchestration platform designed to help enterprises scale test automation and streamline DevOps pipelines.
“Efficient enterprise-grade DevOps are difficult to implement; there are too many knobs to turn and risks associated with it,” said Vu Lam, CEO of Katalon. “The focal point of Katalon TestOps is to allow QA teams of any size to confidently orchestrate their development and testing operations while making efficient use of their resources and ultimately increasing their ROI.”
Defining the future of efficient test orchestration
Delivering high-quality products in a short period of time has become the norm and is part of the strategic playbook of multiple industries across the board. The rising demand and need for complex software has inspired QA teams to seek ways to innovate, adapt, and scale. A fundamental and game-changing strategy adopted by the enterprise is test automation, which enables teams to detect issues faster in their development cycle. However, this is just part of the equation. To meet the high demand for complex software, enterprises must implement an efficient DevTestOps cycle, and that is difficult to accomplish.
Enhancing efficiency and increasing collaboration
Katalon TestOps aims to enhance collaboration between development and QA teams by acting as a command center connecting all test data and team members into a shared tight feedback loop. TestOps also focuses on maximizing ROI and resource utilization early on in the pipeline. New features like smart test schedulers and test planning mechanisms provide teams with the power to optimize test runs. 
Another priority of TestOps is to reduce the manual steps involved in software test execution. Katalon TestOps offers a unique serverless solution, automatic load balancing, parallel execution, and many other innovative features that provide a much more efficient delivery cycle with less redundant procedures.
Data-driven DevOps management
Katalon TestOps brings a data-driven approach to enhancing software quality. Providing users with the ability to gain immediate valuable insights from test results, TestOps redefines how analytics can be used to ensure the quality of products. Now teams can manage releases without continuous and repetitive follow-ups, combined with intelligent instant feedback loops. DevOps teams now can swiftly discover and address issues found anywhere in the pipeline without having to waste valuable time digging through endless log files. 
The new Katalon TestOps is immediately available on the Katalon website here. 
Additional resources

About Katalon
Katalon is the leading provider of software test automation solutions. With a flexible platform for web, API, mobile, and desktop testing that fits teams, projects of any size, and any purpose. Katalon is widely trusted by a global community across over 160 countries. 
Katalon is recognized as a top automation tool by prestigious reports such as Gartner, Capterra, and IT Central Station. 
For more information, visit https://www.katalon.com. 
Media contact
Lucio Daza

Source: Katalon, Inc.

Accuhealth Selects Telli Well being to Provide Linked Gadgets for Its Trade Main Distant Affected person Monitoring Program

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Accuhealth today announced that following rigorous testing of devices in the marketplace, Telli Health has been selected to supply blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters, and pulse oximeters to Accuhealth patients and providers. Accuhealth tested all devices and determined that Telli Health’s devices are significantly more accurate and easier to use.

The plug-and-play, cellular-enabled blood pressure, blood glucose and pulse oximeter devices will be used by patients to take readings from home that are automatically uploaded directly into their existing patient records at their doctors clinic. 

Accuhealth CEO Stephen Samson commented, “We want to forge ahead with a company that has well thought out devices, and we are very pleased that after much testing, Telli Health’s high-quality devices are what we plan to offer our customers. Remote healthcare is a $30 billion industry, one that often sees issues with accuracy of devices in the marketplace, as we found in our testing phase. Telli Health came through with a solid record of accuracy, reliability, and ease of use in its connected care devices. We switched to Telli Health to differentiate ourselves from other RPM vendors, who tend to rely on a handful of other device manufacturers in the marketplace.”  

Accuhealth sees Telli Health devices and network connectivity as the premier partner in the U.S. With negotiated access to top network providers, Telli Health guarantees the best coverage possible, allowing Accuhealth patients and providers to receive the highest quality care in even the most remote locations across the country. Telli Health Sales Executive Jeff Bartzen commented, “Our vision is for connected care devices to be as ubiquitous and easy to use as everyday household appliances. To that end, after years of development, we are pleased to offer our partners Telli Health’s robust and expanding suite of products.” 

Accuhealth is a healthcare technology company that provides clinics and enterprises a turn-key remote patient monitoring solution, including all hardware, software, and first-line 24/7 clinical monitoring. With access to real-time vital information, physicians improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, reduce costs for payers, and increase revenue for clinics. Accuhealth made remote monitoring simple and easy for providers, their patients and clinical staff, allowing them to see vital information and better manage health outcomes. Visit www.accuhealth.tech for more information.

Source: Accuhealth

A Lawyer's Journey from the Gridiron to the Courtroom

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

For law school graduates, obtaining a $20 million jury verdict for a client is the stuff of dreams. But for attorney Brandon Yosha, son of Yosha, Cook, and Tisch founder Louis “Buddy” Yosha, it was reality, and his biggest challenge since tearing his lateral meniscus in a college football game against Yale during his time at Lehigh University in 2014.
His client, Wayne Simmons, suffered a near-fatal electric shock while working as a contractor in 2014 that has since left him unable to work, leaving him in need of around-the-clock medical care and pain management. After over 300 appointments with doctors and specialists, experts concluded that the 46-year old would be dealing with complications from his injuries for at least the next 40 years.
The company which contracted Simmons, Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL), offered the family a $50,000 settlement, claiming they would not offer anything over seven figures.
Wayne and his wife Amy sought legal counsel, turning to Yosha, Cook, and Tisch.
Brandon flew out to meet Wayne and Amy Simmons personally to better understand their case and glean more information from their situation in hopes of delivering the justice they deserve.
Despite only five weeks of experience working on the Indiana Bar, Brandon showed maturity and tenacity in his efforts to understand the case and adequately prepare for what was to come.
IPL would offer a final settlement of $500,000 to avoid litigation, which was promptly refused by the plaintiff’s counsel. 
As part of his closing argument, Brandon proposed a thought experiment to the jury. If prior to the accident the IPL offered Wayne Simmons $30 million to give up his quality of life, ease of mobility, and painless existence, he would refuse and opt to keep his health — why would his answer change afterward?
In November of 2020, after final deliberation, the Simmonses were awarded $20 million with a net award of $12.2 million. The Simmonses received the justice they deserved, and Brandon earned a significant win to help jumpstart his career.
Yosha focuses on personal injury, complex and civil litigation. He specializes in roadside accidents, wrongful death suits, product and premises liability, and other related areas of interest.
National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization comprised of premier trial lawyers from around the country, has listed Yosha in their ‘Top 40 under 40’ list, as well as their Top 100 overall.
Yosha has also earned a 10.0 rating on Justia, a website specializing in legal information and retrieval. 
Despite a tremendous start to his law career, Brandon has large shoes to fill. His father, Louis “Buddy” Yosha, is noted for being the only Indiana lawyer to be listed in every edition of “Best Lawyers in America” since 1983. This first glance into Brandon’s future career is a promising sign of future greatness from the younger Yosha and former Lehigh student-athlete.
Visit Yosha Cook & Tisch at https://yoshalawfirm.com.

Source: Yosha Cook & Tisch – Personal Injury Lawyers

Invoice Littleton's New Ebook, '20/20 Hindsight: Memoirs From the Lifetime of Invoice Littleton', Reminds Readers to Belief within the Lord, for Every little thing Occurs In line with His Will

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Bill Littleton, an ordained minister who pastored the churches from Alaska to Florida, a retired owner of a construction company, a dedicated husband who is also a current pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Central Florida, has completed his new book, “20/20 Hindsight: Memoirs from the Life of Bill Littleton”: an awe-inspiring account that presents both the good and unpleasant memories of the author. As he looks back on his life, it is now perfectly clear that those situations and circumstances were all just part of the Lord’s bigger plan for him. He also emphasized in this journal that his and God’s will, timing, and way are usually not on par with each other. Furthermore, it was through this realization that he decided to cast all his burdens upon the Lord and trust Him with his life.

This book is a collection of memoirs from the author’s life as he looks back in the ‘rearview mirror.’ It is the author’s hope and desire that the writing of these experiences may be an inspiration and encouragement to others.

Bill writes, “Even though we are all different in our own ways, we have similar life seasons that we go through. We all have to walk through the ‘valleys’ of life. I believe that these times should not be wasted but instead used as learning points. I believe that God has allowed me to go through these life experiences so as to make me better equipped and able to help and minister to others who may find themselves in similar circumstances. As we share our life experiences, it can be a blessing and encouragement to others. This is the author’s intent and desire.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Bill Littleton’s new book is a narrative published to highlight God’s honor, glory, and mercy. The author uses his voice to prove that God is working in His own mysterious ways. The Lord does not forsake His child in times of need, and it is only Him who can bring good out of a horrible situation. It may be difficult to understand His will as of the moment, but one day, things are going to make sense.

Readers can purchase “20/20 Hindsight: Memoirs from the Life of Bill Littleton” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian-owned and -operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work that appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

Source: Covenant Books

Wine Cellar Companies Can Keep away from Expensive Inventory Issues With SimplyRFID

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Businesses that deal with consumable stocks like food and beverages need some form of inventory control. Without inventory control, companies risk experiencing a shortage of stocks, overstocks and other costly problems.

SimplyRFID has written a guide on how a wine cellar company can manage its stock using RFID for less than $300 per month when they have Wave RFID.

Moving wine to take inventory will upset the sediment and disrupt the aging process. It also takes a long time to check each bottle. The process involves finding the barcode, scanning the barcode and returning the bottle to its proper place on the shelf.

With Wave RFID, it only takes seconds to record total bottle count by SKU, variety and year. Bottles can easily be located by region, brand, or bottler. Users simply place the tag on the bottle, scan the SKU of the wine bottle with Wave and scan the RFID tag. If the SKU exists in the wine database, all the details about the wine are loaded into the handheld device.

Staff now has the ability to determine stock levels and can make appropriate suggestions about wines that are in stock. Customers will not be disappointed by an item on the menu that the business does not have in stock.

Simply RFID also offers the Popsicle RFID Flag Tag (TF). The Popsicle is the perfect tag for the neck of wine bottles because its clear liner allows users to see the writing and the tag is not impacted by the material of the bottles. Users can quickly apply Popsicle tags to wine bottles thanks to the convenient peel tab. The handle is narrow, making it the ideal size for wine bottle necks.

Using Wave RFID, restaurants can get an accurate daily count of wine and liquor inventory in just a few minutes. At closing, staff can account for any wine that has gone out of stock and update the menu to reflect the available selections. This fast and easy process will become a regular part of the closing process, just like balancing a cash register. It all becomes a reality with Wave RFID.

About SimplyRFID

SimplyRFID is a software and hardware development company that makes radio-frequency ID tracking systems. SimplyRFID tracks millions of IT servers, trash cans, drugs, military equipment and laptops all over the world. RFID is a fast-growing technology using low-cost (< 10 cent) microchips that SimplyRFID can attach to virtually anything and monitor the items as they move. SimplyRFID makes the impossible simple.

Contact InformationWilliam Montalbowilliam.montalbo@simplyrfid.com

Source: SimplyRFID

Wallis Financial institution Named a High Mortgage Producer by Unbiased Banker

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the number-one source for community banking news, recognized Wallis Bank as an ICBA top lender in its July issue. Wallis Bank’s recognition is based on the strength of its competitive banking services and operational efficiencies throughout 2020.

“ICBA commends Wallis Bank and its staff on this outstanding achievement during this important time for our industry,” ICBA Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Rob Birgfeld said. “The success of this year’s standout performers is a testament to their ingenuity, resourcefulness, and steadfast devotion to their customers. ICBA is pleased to recognize these institutions for their mastery of the community bank business model and impressive lending results that help create and sustain communities of prosperity.”

The “ICBA’s Top Lenders 2021” demonstrates the strength of personal connections to create a pathway for success as agricultural, commercial, and consumer and mortgage lenders. It showcases the importance of sound and efficient banking practices and their local knowledge and expertise in adapting to shifting market dynamics and evolving customer needs.

The annual list is based on the strength of competitive banking services and operational efficiencies using FDIC data for 2020. Scores were determined by combining the average of the bank’s percentile rank for lending concentration and loan growth over the past year in each lending category and asset size. The scores were then adjusted for loan charge-offs at certain percentile thresholds.

“Wallis Bank is honored to be included in this prestigious list of industry top performers,” said Asif Dakri, CEO, Wallis Bank. “We are proud to work alongside our friends and neighbors and to serve as stewards of our community. We credit our loyal customers and dedicated employees for our success and are honored to do our part to build a financial foundation that drives economic prosperity.”

Click here to view this year’s ICBA Top Lenders listings.

About Wallis Bank

Wallis Bank is a full-service community bank dedicated to serving both rural customers as well as large international clients with the highest level of personal service. The Bank was established in 1906 in Wallis, Texas. Over the years, the company underwent the expansion of additional branches and offices in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The Bank continues to expand its offering of digital products and services for enhanced customer experience. In 2021, Wallis Bank was named to the ICBA’s annual Best of the Best community banks.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99% of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans, and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.

Lisa Diaz

Phone: 713.935.3722

Email: lisa.diaz@wallisbank.com


Source: Wallis Bank

CityHealth Launches RapidReturn COVID-19 Journey Equipment

July 26, 2021 (Newswire.com) –

CityHealth, the leading provider of Urgent Care and COVID testing solutions in the San Francisco Bay area, launched an innovative COVID testing solution for travelers. The RapidReturn Kit allows US-bound travelers to take a supervised Rapid Antigen test and receive travel-approved results from anywhere in the world.

Priced at just $75 per kit, each kit contains 2 tests. One kit per traveler is recommended, so travelers are prepared for flight delays or inconclusive results that require a second test. 

CityHealth’s RapidReturn Kit is one of the most affordable and user-friendly pre-travel COVID test kits on the market. Specialists are on standby 24/7 to assist travelers, and certified results are sent securely via email and text message to patients within a few minutes of the test. 

“We’ve administered thousands of pre-travel tests in our capacity as a Trusted Testing Partner for numerous airlines. But we noticed that people lacked an easy testing option to get back to the United States,” says Sean Parkin, CityHealth CEO. “So we developed a CityHealth test they can take with them. The RapidReturn Kit is a fast, convenient, and affordable pre-travel test that travelers can take any time, from anywhere in the world, so they can get back home safely.” 

Travelers can purchase test kits before departure and pack them in carry-on or checked luggage. 3 days before a scheduled return flight to the US, travelers simply go online to activate their kit. Travelers will have a private telehealth visit to guide them through sample collection, testing, and result delivery. Specialists are standing by 24/7, and no appointment is necessary.

Each Kit contains instructions, a sterile swab, test strip, and testing solution. Travelers will need a wifi connection, a video-enabled device (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet), and about 15 minutes for the test.

Certified results, approved for re-entry to the United States, are sent via a secure text message and email immediately after the test. Depending on their airline, travelers may be able to upload results to the airline’s booking app for a seamless check-in experience or present results on a mobile device to board their flight home. 

RapidReturn Kits can be purchased at cityhealth.com/rapidreturn.

About CityHealth: The leading provider of Urgent Care in the San Francisco Bay area, CityHealth’s mission is to make world-class medical care more accessible. CityHealth operates 2 urgent care clinics, 9 COVID-19 testing centers, and two Mobile Health Units dispatched to underserved areas, events, or anywhere accessible care is needed.

Visit www.cityhealth.com for more information or cityhealth.com/rapidreturn for more information about the Rapid Return COVID-19 Test Kit.

Press Contact: Sean Parkin getwell@cityhealth.com 510-984-2489

Source: CityHealth