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  • ISPA SET TO LAUNCH NEW POST COVID-19 SPA RESOURCES



    LEXINGTON, KY. (April 16, 2020) – The International SPA Association (ISPA) is working collectively with
    numerous global spa members to lead the development of resources designed to help spas reopen safely
    and responsibly following the coronavirus crisis.


    As spas around the world have closed in response to the pandemic, ISPA has been in frequent, close
    communication with leaders from across the industry, gathering their insights and creating resources to
    help guide those in the industry through this challenging period. Now, as spas turn their attention toward
    reopening their doors, it’s critical to equip them with the tools essential to completing that process
    successfully.

    The resources ISPA is developing include recommended operating procedures for reopening a spa,
    updated sanitation and hygiene standards for the spa industry, checklists for reopening preparedness and
    employee education, templates for guest communications and downloadable sanitation standards
    materials for display in the spa. Each of these assets is being developed in collaboration with a diverse
    group of experienced professionals from every corner of the spa industry. ISPA believes this approach will
    best serve the industry as a whole by ensuring that the needs of every type of spa are given full
    consideration.

    “The spa industry is once again showing its commitment to a stronger future through this cooperative
    effort,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “ISPA looks forward to putting these tools into the hands of
    those who can use them to safely, confidently welcome guests back into their spas when the time comes.
    We know that guests’ peace of mind will be critical to the reopening process, so a big part of this effort is
    strengthening the already rigorous sanitation standards practiced within the industry, offering guidance
    on communicating those standards to guests and protecting spa employees.”
    ISPA Chairman Garrett Mersberger echoed those sentiments and praised the volunteers working together
    for the good of the spa industry. “We need to relay to our guests that spas are safe, clean spaces and that
    they’ve always been safe. Every member needs us now, but we have to be data-driven, we have to be
    patient and we have to support each other.”

    ISPA expects to make the first of these resources available later this month. In addition to these resources,
    ISPA will be releasing the findings of a new consumer study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers that
    highlights key insights from both the spa-goer and non-spa-goer audiences in late April.

    About the International SPA Association: ISPA, with its headquarters in Lexington, KY and managed by Associations International, is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on

    experienceispa.com. ISPA’s COVID-19 resources can be found here https://experienceispa.com/resources/covid-19. To view a message from the ISPA Chairman click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hD7e9p6K6c .




     

     

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  • USNS Comfort Personnel Treat Patients at Land-based Medical Sites, in Honduras

    Photo by Seaman Patrick Morrisse
    Navy Public Affairs Support Element East

     

    TRUJILLO, Honduras (Dec. 10, 2018) - Lt. Eileen Maher, a dietician from Oceanside, N.Y., consults with a patient about food options at one of two medical sites. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pat Morrissey/Released)

    USNS Comfort Personnel Treat Patients at Land-based Medical Sites, in Honduras

     

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  • Who's Next 1.23 | New Year, New Label Collab w/ ASYLU

     NEW YORK, JANUARY 22,  2018 - HOT 97’s Who’s Next is back for its latest installment launching on Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 at the legendary New York live music venue, SOB’s. The event will be hosted by celebrity radio personality Shani Kulture. This month, Asylum Records’ Yung Gleesh, Peso Da Mafia, Dice Soho and Shoneyin will take the stage. Doors open at 8pm ET and the showcase promptly launches at 9pm ET.

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  • EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY: MONDO.NYC 2017

     
    EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY:
    MONDO.NYC 2017
    ANNOUNCES FULL AGENDA &
    ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULE
    FOR OCTOBER 4 - 8, 2017 EVENT IN NEW YORK
     
    EMERGING ARTISTS, INNOVATORS, TASTEMAKERS FROM ACROSS THE
    GLOBE UNITE FOR MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY, RADIO PANELS AND MORE
     
    THIS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE COLLABORATIONS WITH RIAA, SPOTIFY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND MORE
     
     
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (September 14, 2017) – Mondo.NYC, a Global Business Summit and Music Festival has announced its full agenda and artist showcase schedule for its second annual five-day event. By day, Mondo.NYC is an incubator for the music and tech industries and by night, is a platform for emerging artists from around the globe to perform at Manhattan’s key independent venues. Join us on October 4-8, 2017 where we aim to connect fans and creators in a shared mission of empowering artists and advancing ideas in an ever-changing music business.
     
    This year Mondo.NYC partners with The New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), New York University (NYU), Spotify, international export agencies, and multiple additional partners to present a comprehensive program for industry, artists, media, and fans. New York University will host the daytime business summit, with nightly showcases and after hour meetups headquartered around the legendary Rockwood Music Hall. Artists will perform across Rockwood Music Hall’s three stages, in addition to a host of other iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn independent music venues including Bowery Electric, Pianos, The Delancey, DROM, Berlin and Brooklyn Bowl.
     
    Highlights among the expected 150+ Mondo official showcasing artists include: Harrison Storm (Australia), Laura Sauvage (Canada), Brass Phantoms (Ireland), The Skins (USA), Eli Tyler (USA), MANU LANVIN (France), RIVAH (Australia), In Hoodies (Turkey), Alpines (UK), Stealth (UK), Tusks (UK), Christopher The Conquered (USA), Carnival Youth (Latvia), Birthday Club (USA), Austerity (UK), Jeremy And The Harlequins (USA), DillanPonders (Canada), Supercel (USA), William Crighton (Australia), BARQ (Ireland), Talos (Ireland), The Gold Magnolias (USA), Angel Snow (USA), Frank Bell (USA), Luke Yeoward (Australia), Shy Kids (Canada), Mt.Wolf (UK), Tokyo Taboo (UK), Girl Skin (USA), Merci Raines (USA), Climbing Trees (Wales) and many more.
     
     
     
    2017 Mondo.NYC HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
     
    “New York City - The Opportunities & Challenges,” in partnership with The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME), Wednesday, October 4th at 2pm, addresses navigating New York’s music ecosystem, providing resources and recommendations for approaching NYC’s vast yet overwhelming infrastructure.
     
    RIAA Programming Partnership & Spotify-Hosted Reception: The RIAA will discuss its mid-year industry revenue numbers during a special presentation on Thursday, October 5th as part of a discussion titled “Streaming Revenue & Policy in One Hour,” featuring Cary Sherman, RIAA CEO, Mitch Glazier, RIAA President, and Joshua Friedlander, RIAA SVP Strategic Data Analysis along with key industry representatives, to be immediately followed by a reception at NYU co-hosted by Mondo, the RIAA and Spotify.
     
    The Music & Technology Law Symposium, a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program (MCLE), in partnership with the RIAA, Michelman & Robinson LLP, and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, is a day-long seminar of panel content specifically geared towards content producers, right’s owners and providers. MCLE will be held Friday, October 6, and includes the following panels:
    Can Washington Help The Music Industry Move Forward?
    Who Are the DMCA Safe Harbors Saving?
    Streamripping – The New Threat?
    Fee Awards in Copyright Litigation
    Cutting Edge Creator Deals
    Alternative Music Financing
     
    MUSIC / TECHNOLOGY CONVERGENCE PANELS:
    How Streaming Playlists Work and How to Get on Them
    It’s Time to Pay Attention to VR
    Digital Marketers Compare Notes
    Armchair Quarterbacks: Startup Edition – Startups Pitch, Audience Reacts
    Music AI: Learning to Groove with our Robot Overlords
    With a Little Help from my Fans:  How Fans Grow Fanbases
    Bitcoin and Blockchain Deep Dive – What You Need to Know
    Streaming Services: How the Music Industry Changed in 2017
     
    INDIE / DIY / COLLEGE / RADIO PANELS:
    NYC Radio Welcome Party
    College & Emerging Radio Ideas Summit
    Better Radio Through Big Info
    Career Intensive 101: Exploring the Industry 2017
    Internet Radio Roundtable
    Mondo.NYC Music Meeting
    Musician’s Arsenal
     
     
    Please note all Mondo.NYC 2017 events are subject to change.
    Stay on our socials for constant updates and additions or connect with us on our app (iOS / Android)!
     
    Pre-Registration Discount badges: Tickets are on sale now through Mondo’s exclusive ticket partner Eventbrite. Click HERE to take advantage of Mondo’s early and student discounts at pre-registration prices.
     
     
    LISTEN CONNECT DISRUPT CREATE
     
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    NYU Partnership:  New for 2017 is The Mondo Sessions @ NYU, a groundbreaking multimedia music discovery and marketing partnership with NYU Steinhardt. NYU music business students and faculty team up with Mondo for a semester-long program integrated with the Village Records course to identify, support, and help advance the careers of two emerging artists chosen from among Mondo performing acts and artists submitted by Steinhardt students. The Mondo Sessions will be highlighted with a panel and live music showcase from the selected artists as well as a recording session at NYU.
     
    DIY, London based music discovery media platform: Over the past decade DIY has built a reputation for discovering and nurturing acts from all over the globe through partnering with showcase festivals, creating an international media brand to support emerging artists providing access to its increasingly global audience.
     
    The Marauder Radio Room @ Mondo: is a chance for college students from attending radio stations to be involved in the hands on experience of running, organizing, and recording of interviews and exclusive live sets from showcasing artists for their stations during Mondo.NYC 2017, at the Rockwood Music Hall.
     
    Mondo Hotel HQ: Mondo has partnered with Ian Schrager’s brand new Lower East Side Public Hotel, an extraordinary new landmark in the heart of NYC’s Lower East Side, located at 215 Chrystie Street. ClickHERE for reservations.
     
    Music Glue: Our exclusive Apply to Play partner for Mondo.NYC 2017 is Music Glue. Music Glue is a specialist e-commerce platform for the music business that makes it easy for fans to buy music, merchandise, tickets and experiences directly from the artists they love, in one simple transaction. Artists, managers, labels, merchandisers and promoters use Music Glue to control their online presence and e-commerce with ease, owning their data and selling anything, to anyone, anywhere, via any device, in over 25 languages and currencies. Music Glue was founded in 2007 and is global, with offices in London (HQ), New York and Sydney.
     
     
     
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