Award-Winning Author, Loren Mayshark, Releases a New Book About Academic Bullying

Bemus Point, NY – Red Scorpion Press is pleased to announce that one of its releases, Death: An Exploration, the winner of The Fifth Annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of their mission to discover, review, and share top books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews, hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016, submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories.

Death: An Exploration is a non-fiction book and Loren Mayshark’s first. The reader is taken on a journey through multiple viewpoints including Steve Jobs’s embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil’s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell’s view of death as the “ornament of life.” Mayshark ties together various theories from the best contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and his personal reflections.

Mayshark’s second book, Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student is being released at the end of this month. The book is an extended personal essay by a young man with a dream of becoming a teacher and his journey in pursuit of a master’s degree. Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years.

Six years, two master’s theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree.  Thwarted by haughty professors, an incompetent administration, and ludicrous policies, he nearly lost his desire for learning and his reverence for the educational system.

“I chose Hunter College because of its solid reputation as the finest of the City University of New York (CUNY) schools. But to my surprise, as explained in the book, I experienced one of the worst nightmares a student could encounter. I later discovered that my experience is not unique, and that there are a lot of graduate students across the United States facing similar academic betrayals,” says Mayshark “I am excited to learn that this emotionally-charged tale already seems to be resonating and might bring awareness to the academic problems many students are forced to deal with every day in the US.”

The 163-page book, Academic Betrayal, is published by Red Scorpion Press and will be released on April 27, 2017. It is available on Amazon and most bookstores in the United States and internationally.

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About the Author:

Loren Mayshark is a young author from Bemus Point, New York. He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and The Jovial Journey, a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel. His upbringing enabled him to travel the world, visiting over 38 foreign countries and four continents.

While living in New York City, Mayshark attended the famed Gotham Writers’ Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he was inspired to assiduously learn the craft of writing. He is a 2004 graduate of Manhattanville College where he earned a BA in World History. Mayshark also attended the MA History program at Hunter College. He has written for the Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets.

For media inquiries regarding, Death: An Exploration and Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student.

Individuals are encouraged to contact Author, Loren Mayshark directly at (631)678-1530 or via email at

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Tarena Filed 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F

BEIJING, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) ("Tarena" or the "Company"), a leading provider of professional education services in China today announced  that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 25, 2017. The annual report can be accessed on Tarena's investor relations website at The Company will provide a hard copy of the annual report containing its audited consolidated financial statements, free of charge, to its shareholders and ADS holders upon request.

About Tarena International, Inc.

Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects and three non-IT subjects. Tarena also offers three kid education programs. Its professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Since its inception in 2002, Tarena has trained over 380,000 students, cooperated with more than 690 universities and colleges and placed students with approximately 90,000 corporate employers in a variety of industries. For further information, please visit

CONTACT: For further information, please contact:

Helen Song
Investor Relations
Tarena International Inc.
Tel: +8610 56219451

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In Response to United Airline’s Apology, Communispond Released the Criteria for an Effective Apology

Industry: Education

Communispond, the Leaders in Communication Training, Released the Top 4 Criteria for an Effective Public Apology.

EAST HAMPTON, NY (PRUnderground) April 25th, 2017

Communispond Inc., the leader in communication, sales, and leadership training, has released the top four criteria to an effective public apology in response to United Airline’s CEO’s apology for a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago earlier this month.

Having to deliver a public apology is often dreaded because a mistake has been made. But unfortunately, incidents are bound to happen and the father up the chain of commands, the more likely you are to have to deliver a public apology, so it’s best to be prepared and know how the criteria to an effective public apology, because typically only get one chance.

Here is an excerpt from Communispond’s blog post on the topic:

“United’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, apologized at first by saying, “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.” This set off an uproar almost as intense as the original outrage. So he apologized again. And again. His apologies have been getting more specific and contrite each time, but he could have saved himself and his company a lot of grief by apologizing well the first time.

So let’s talk about what makes an effective public apology. There are four qualities:

1. It is prompt. The longer an apology is delayed, the less effective it will be. That makes it hard on the person responsible for composing the apology, but there is also a benefit to a prompt apology: the sooner you make it, the sooner you can put the matter behind you. Given the modern news cycle, if you wait more than 24 hours to issue an apology, you even run the risk of reawakening the news value of the incident and increasing public exposure to it.”

Read the full post here:

About Communispond

Since 1969, Communispond has helped more than 750,000 professionals worldwide improve their communication, sales, and leadership skills. Every Communispond program is designed to teach proven, practical skills that can be used immediately back on the job. For more information, please visit and connect with Communispond on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@communispond).

China Online Education Group Files 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F

BEIJING, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Online Education Group ("51Talk" or the "Company") (NYSE: COE), a leading online education platform in China with core expertise in English education, today announced that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report can be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at and on the SEC's website at The Company will provide a hard copy of the annual report containing its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, free of charge, to its shareholders and ADS holders upon request. Requests should be submitted to

About China Online Education Group

China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE) is a leading online education platform in China, with core expertise in English education. The Company's mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable. The Company's online and mobile education platforms enable students across China to take live one-on-one interactive English lessons with overseas foreign teachers, on demand. The Company connects its students with a large pool of highly qualified foreign teachers that it assembled using a shared economy approach, and employs student and teacher feedback and data analytics to deliver a personalized learning experience to its students.

For more information, please visit

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

China Online Education Group
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+86 (10) 5730-6200

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GPs needed to teach tomorrows doctors new campaign launched

The University of Bristol is involved in teaching the next generation of doctors and has launched today [25 April] a new campaign to get practising GPs to ‘step up and teach’.

Changes to the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University mean that more GP teachers are needed to deliver around 50,000 sessions per year to 1,250 students across five academic years, up from 17,000 sessions per year. This is due to an increase in the amount of medical student learning that will take place in the community, including in general practice, up from 10 per cent to 30 per cent of the curriculum.

The campaign, led by Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), highlights the fact that GPs, students and patients all benefit from being part of a teaching practice.

Dr Simon Thornton, GP engagement lead at CAPC, said: “With the changes to the undergraduate medical curriculum, there is going to be a significant expansion of the amount of time medical students spend in the community and general practice. We know that it is an excellent place for students to learn skills such as decision-making and consultation skills. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation of GPs.

“Feedback from students on their GP placements is almost universally excellent and was an area that was particularly praised by the General Medical Council on their last visit. Patients themselves feel that being a teaching practice enhances the reputation of the practice and often appreciate the opportunity to find out more about their condition.

We engage practices across Bristol and the South West and have some from as far afield as Dorset and Berkshire, and up to Worcestershire and the Welsh border. Due to the hard work of all our GP teachers, we currently manage to place all our students in practices and hope to be able to continue to do so as the amount of teaching delivered by primary care increases.

The campaign is being launched against a backdrop of falling GP numbers in the South West and nationally.  

Dr Trevor Thompson, a GP and Head of Teaching at CAPC, said: “There is evidence that positive GP role models and a stronger emphasis on primary care in medical schools increases the proportion of students who choose general practice as a career. Alongside this, GP job satisfaction and retention is positively influenced by being in practices with the opportunity to teach medical students. With GP numbers under threat like never before, and the extraordinary pressures on the NHS more generally, it is vital that we unite as a profession to attract and retain the best and brightest students.”

Key facts:

  • Ninety per cent of UK NHS patient contact takes place within primary care—1.3 million consultations every working day. Around 74 per cent of primary care contacts take place with a GP. 
  • In the UK, 75 per cent of GP registrars (trainee GPs) say they are more likely to apply for a job that has teaching as part of it than one that doesn’t.
  • A study published recently in BMJ Open found that two in five GPs in the South West plans to quit the profession.

GPs who are interested in getting involved in teaching at the University of Bristol, contact

Imani Lee, Inc. and Imani Lee Language Services adds Braille Language Services to their Repertoire

Imani Lee, Inc. is happy to announce that we now offer braille language services!


San Diego, California April 25, 2017 — Imani Lee, Inc. and Imani Lee Language Services has added braille transcription, translation, and printing services to its robust list of 150+ languages and dialects. Braille is a writing and printing system used by people who are blind or visually impaired, wherein letters are represented by patterns of tangible dots or raised points that are read with the fingertips.

Imani Lee, Inc. officially announced today the availability of braille transcription and printing services for Imani Lee, Inc. customers. This announcement highlights the braille work already successfully performed by Imani Lee and highlights the expanded need for these services by our customers. This continues Imani Lee’s tradition of offering the highest level of service to all its customers.

When asked about the new addition, Imani Lee’s Vice President, Bahar Martin said, „According to the American Foundation for the Blind, there are approximately 10 million blind and visually impaired people in the United States—that is a significant portion of our population; in adding braille to our list of translation and transcription services, we hope to offer the same level of access to the written word to all members of society, regardless of eye-sight.”

Whether in English or another language, from a small one-time project to a recurring monthly project, Imani Lee, takes your source material and creates usable Braille texts that are expertly formatted with braille readers in mind.


Imani Lee, Inc. and Imani Lee Language Services have been serving domestic and global markets for over fifteen years. Since 2002, Imani Lee and its affiliate companies have been trusted by some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses, the U.S. government, state governments, educational organizations, and civilian entities. Imani Lee has worked with these companies and governments to develop a suite of international expansion services, language services including Big Linguistics® and distribution solutions. Imani Lee is a leading provider of:
• Language services including translation, interpretation, transcription, training, website development, website optimization, desktop publishing and role-playing. Imani Lee possesses in-house language experts in Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Hindi, Pashto, Punjabi, Chinese-Mandarin, Spanish, English and Urdu. In conjunction with its network of over 3,500 linguists, Imani Lee provides translation services in 150+ languages and dialects.
• Direct-to-consumer certification and notarization services
• Educational curriculum development and document harmonization
• Multilingual content and development

• Life sciences language services including multi-phase harmonization and validation
• International business localization and cultural training
• International strategic alliance and partnership consulting services
• International sales rollout and distribution of new and existing products and services
• Market entry strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) assessments
• Federal and civilian government distribution, sales, master agreement product and services inclusion and partnership services
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RMBF reaches out to help medical students in crisis

THE Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) today relaunched its programme of support for UK medical students, releasing two new publications encouraging students to seek help and offering advice on how to cope with the demands of studying medicine.

The programme is being supported by MDDUS.

The charity aims to support and protect the future of the medical profession, offering financial help in the form of grants for students facing critical and unexpected hardship while studying. Previously this support was offered in the form of loans, but by switching to grants the RMBF hopes to reach more students in need who may be wary of taking on additional debt.

A new downloadable publication, The Vital Signs for Medical Students, highlights key pressure trigger points for medical students and provides advice on managing stress during the rigours of medical education. A new-look leaflet, for distribution in medical schools, will also set out the support on offer and encourage students to seek help in difficult times.

The relaunched RMBF website also hosts an updated guide to medical student finances, which provides information on sources of funding, advice on applying for bursaries and grants, and top tips for saving money as a student. It also features a dedicated online money adviser and interactive budget planning tools. (

Steve Crone, Chief Executive of the RMBF, said: “Since we started providing help to medical students in 2012, we have seen our support make an enormous difference to the lives of dozens of student beneficiaries, and hundreds more have accessed our online resources. However, we know that there many are more out there who are struggling against unexpected hardship. We want to reach as many students in difficulty as we can, and we have built key relationships with UK medical schools to ensure that all medical students can access our help in times of crisis.”

MDDUS Joint Head of Medical Division Dr John Holden said: “MDDUS are proud to support the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund’s vital work to ensure that today’s medical students are supported to graduate and become tomorrow’s healthy, resilient doctors. I urge medical educators to spread the word about the RMBF’s support programme, to ensure that their students know what help is at hand when times are hard.”

NEW RANKINGS:  5 BASIS Curriculum Schools Ranked in Nation’s Top 10

THAT'S NO TYPO: U.S. News & World Report ranks BASIS Curriculum Schools as the nation's #1, #2, #3, #5, and #7 public high schools

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In new rankings released Monday evening, the BASIS Curriculum Schools network has the three best high schools in the nation, four of the top five, and five of the top seven high schools, in what is among the most-admired annual reports on American high schools.

The BASIS Curriculum Schools network had five schools eligible for the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is the first time a network or district has swept the top three spots – or had four of the top five, five of the top seven, or even five of the top ten:

BASIS Scottsdale

#1 high school in U.S

BASIS Tucson North

#2 high school in U.S

BASIS Oro Valley

#3 high school in U.S

BASIS Peoria

#5 high school in U.S

BASIS Chandler

#7 high school in U.S


"The story here is straightforward and unprecedented: thousands of children now have choices in their futures that they otherwise would not have had," said co-founder Olga Block.

"Today there can be no doubt that we are the gold-standard American educational network," added co-founder Michael Block. "Our growth is matched only by the sustained quality of our academics."

In addition to the national rankings, two BASIS Curriculum Schools are ranked in the top five STEM schools in the nation: BASIS Scottsdale (#3) and BASIS Tucson North (#5). And the five BASIS Curriculum Schools that are ranked in the top seven nationally are also the top five charter schools in America – numbers one through five, in the same order as their national rankings.

"It is particularly worth noting that these five BASIS Curriculum Schools in the top seven are open enrollment public charter schools. There is no barrier to entry. Anyone can attend – unlike many of the others in the rankings, including others ranked in the top ten," said Peter Bezanson, who oversees the network's charter schools.

2017 is the first year that BASIS Peoria and BASIS Chandler are eligible for the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Last year, BASIS Scottsdale was ranked #2, BASIS Tucson North was #3, and BASIS Oro Valley was #7 in the national rankings.

This is the first time in five years that School for the Gifted and Talented in Texas has been knocked out of the #1 spot. It ranks #4 this year, behind BASIS Scottsdale, BASIS Tucson North, and BASIS Oro Valley.

About BASIS Curriculum Schools

The BASIS Curriculum Schools network is among the best in the world, serving students from Preschool through Grade 12. The BASIS Curriculum – founded in 1998, and cultivating excellence every year since -- educates students at the highest international levels, preparing them to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st-century global workforce of commerce and innovation. There are currently twenty-one public charter schools in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, D.C., five independent schools in California, New York, and Virginia, and two international schools in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China. For more information, please visit or


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Praxey: a new way to monetize a blog, YouTube channel, or podcast

Creators use Praxey to earn extra income and build stronger ties with their fans and followers

Full time bloggers, Youtube creators, and Podcasters grapple with two fundamental questions: 1. How do I increase the quantity and quality of my audience? and 2. How do I monetize that audience?

To help content creators better address both questions, Praxey, Inc. recently launched its flagship “Praxey” app. Praxey is a video/audio calling app available for free on the Apple App and Google Play Stores. The app can be installed on any smartphone, or tablet, or Praxey can be used directly on a computer’s internet browser. The app enables a person to pay to call anyone on the Praxey network. When a person makes a call, they have already agreed to pay the amount (per minute or per call) requested by the person they are calling. The receiver of the call, in turn, earns money simply by answering, and talking.

Praxey is an excellent tool for YouTubers, podcasters, and bloggers, and other content creators because it helps them make extra money and better connect with their fans/readers. Creators set up an account, set their rate, and then use their platform to request that their readers/listeners/viewers call them. Many creators enjoy taking Praxey calls, because it lets them talk to those fans of theirs who appreciate them enough to pay them for their time. The callers, in turn, enjoy patronizing and talking to the creator.  Often the calls stimulate ideas for new content, and serve as a vital channel for feedback from the creator’s “base.”

Download Praxey today on Apple Store and Google Play Store, or visit the official website at

“If a person, blog, Youtube channel, or podcast is looking to raise money or fund their operations, Praxey may be their best option. Other crowd funding solutions such as Patreon, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo, are relatively anonymous. With those platforms, the contributor rarely speaks directly to the person/organization asking for money. With Praxey, they do. People like the rapport that comes from a live audio/video call. It gives contributors a chance to tell the content creator in person how much they enjoy their work or why they are making the contribution. Some are willing to contribute more with Praxey than they would have on other platforms. Our app offers a unique opportunity for both creators and consumers of content to connect with each other in a way that was not possible before this app,” said Stephen Rose, Founder of Praxey, Inc.

How Praxey works

Praxey is a game changing application that will transform the way people connect with each other. Praxey allows anyone to pay someone else for a one on one, person to person, video and/or audio only call. To make a call, a person first creates an account, and enters their credit or debit card. Then when they find a person to whom they would like to speak, they review the person’s rate, and initiate a call. If the receiver is available, they answer, and the call commences. When the call is completed, the caller’s card is charged, and the receiver’s account is credited.  

Praxey explanation video:

Praxey is a industry agnostic platform, and can be used for many different applications, including remote consultations with technical experts, consultants, foreign language conversation, and others. The Praxey app is free to download and install.

Monetization application for blogs, YouTube channels, and podcasts

There are many ways a content creator could use Praxey. Each must consider how best to integrate it into their particular work. For example, a Youtuber could end an episode with a request for Praxey calls.: “Give me a call on Praxey and let me know what you think! You’ll be helping support the show, and talk to (me) or (my producer).”

A travel blogger could encourage readers to contact them for individual questions about the subject of a blog post. “If you have any questions about my trip to Bali, about the hotel, about the beach, anything I didn’t mention, call me on Praxey. You’ll get a chance to talk to me and you’ll help me fund my operation.”

Podcasters can also encourage listeners to call them for feedback, suggestions, or any other ideas. “Call me on Praxey for any questions you may have related to this topic, or this interview!”

Youtubers with channels focusing on fashion/makeup/beauty/love life (or others) can offer one on one consultations on Praxey. The calls don’t need to be answered by the actual star; the show’s producer, a friend or an assistant could just as easily field the calls.

About Praxey

Praxey is an application that allows people to pay to talk to other people, in various fields. It is a simple and easy way to solve problems, or make extra income. The app is available for free to download from the Apple and Google Store.

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