Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Journey Member Jonathan Cain Releases Oh Lord Lead Us EP

Jonathan Cain, Oh Lord Lead Us EP cover art

Jonathan Cain, Oh Lord Lead Us EP cover art

Jonathan Cain Music Ministries

Jonathan Cain Music Ministries

Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon of Journey are pictured during the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon of Journey are pictured during the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Inspired EP Invites Prayer, Renewal, Commitment;
Pure Flix Features Cain, Selects “Oh Lord Lead Us” As Theme Song For New Show

It’s not just ‘I go to church,’ it’s a love exchange, a love surrender. We have a 24/7 God, and every year we need to reestablish a covenant with our faith and recommit with praise, worship, prayer.”

— Jonathan Cain

NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain globally releases his six-song EP, Oh Lord Lead Us, today (Oct. 29) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The EP precedes Cain’s upcoming and sixth solo album in as many years (release date to be announced) and continues this iconic artist’s offerings of faith-inspired new music.

Following the release of his biggest solo hit to date with the title track “Oh Lord Lead Us,” which was featured by American Songwriter, The 700 Club, ABC Audio, Worship Leader, Ultimate Classic Rock and many more, Cain’s new EP is a beautifully crafted musical invitation to prayer, renewal and commitment.

“It’s not just ‘I go to church,’ it’s a love exchange, a love surrender,” shares Cain, who leads worship weekly at City Of Destiny where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is the Senior Pastor. “We have a 24/7 God, and every year we need to reestablish a covenant with our faith and recommit with praise, worship and prayer. The more you can commit, the more blessed you will be.”

Cain, who is earning his pilot’s license, likens it to flying an airplane. “You can’t just halfway be a pilot, you have to be all in.”

Sharing his personal faith story along with new music in December on the debut episode of the Pure Flix show, “Rockin On Heavens Door,” Cain’s “Oh Lord Lead Us” will also serve as the show’s theme song, opening each episode that is set to feature other well-known musical guests.

In addition to the title song, Oh Lord Lead Us includes “Something Greater,” named after and inspired by his wife’s acclaimed book, and the American Songwriter-premiered “Beautiful Thunder.”

“There’s a conversation going on up there as sound waves roll across the land,” thought Cain as he watched a recent storm near his home in Florida. “You can feel the earth shake, the ground beneath your feet rolling. It’s one of the only places you can see power like that. This is a way that God can get to us, how He got to me. Next time people hear a thunderstorm, I hope they think of this song.”

Roll on, roll on
Mighty waves that shake the ground
Roll on, roll on
Move with glorious sound
Beautiful Thunder
(From “Beautiful Thunder” chorus)

Produced by Cain, mixed by David Kalmusky (Justin Bieber, The Fray, Keith Urban), mastered by GRAMMY Award-winning Adam Ayan (Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood, Foo Fighters), Oh Lord Lead Us was recorded at Cain’s state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville with select parts done remotely.

The full Oh Lord Lead Us EP track listing follows:

1.) Oh Lord Lead Us
2.) Pray to the Father
3.) Worship Our Way
4.) Beautiful Thunder
5.) Something Greater
6.) No One But You Jesus

With more solo music, a songwriting event and a Christmas concert to be announced in the near future, Cain, with his band Journey, closed the second and final night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Sept. 18 in an iHeart-lauded “epic performance.” Featured this week in the Wall Street Journal, Cain also led worship during the Unleashed Conference hosted by Paula White Ministries (Sept. 30 – Oct. 3).

Cain is further host of the “Anchored” podcast, sharing his heart on topics of faith, family, marriage, manhood and music, and is featured on his wife’s television shows “Paula Today” and “Faithfully” seen on the Life Network For Women and Daystar Television.

Releasing five solo albums over the last several years, including his 2019, Billboard-featured More Like Jesus that Parade calls a “triumphant new album,” the solo recordings follow a long line of hits that bear this iconic artist’s signature. As a member of Journey, Cain has written or co-written such massive radio hits as the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes’ history, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms,” “Faithfully” and many more.

All the latest news about Cain, his solo albums and Rolling Stone-lauded, Publishers Weekly-bestselling Don't Stop Believin' book, touring, speaking engagements, philanthropy and more can be found at:

https://jonathancain.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheJonathanCain
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathancainmusic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathancainmusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVwoPsszqiOPQEvms_ynxlw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6APhaZEvvKh99J2c3TVM3i
TikToc: https://www.tiktok.com/@jonathancainmusic?

About Jonathan Cain:
In 1976 Jonathan Cain released his first solo record, Windy City Breakdown. In 1979 he joined the band, The Babys, and in 1980 joined the rock band, Journey, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape, which was RIAA certified Diamond this year. Cain's signature piano, synth playing and songwriting contributions with Journey, The Babys and Bad English have earned him many Billboard hits, multiple Gold, Platinum and Diamond-selling records, a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame, a GRAMMY nomination and the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes’ history (“Don't Stop Believin'”). Journey was named as the fifth best band in rock history in a 2005 USA Today opinion poll, was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and continues today, selling out major venues worldwide. Cain’s solo albums that released amidst acclaim in recent years include: What God Wants To Hear (2016), Unsung Noel (2017), The Songs You Leave Behind (2018), More Like Jesus (2019) and Piano Worship (2020).

About The Fuel Music:
Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings over 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.

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My Little Lamb™ Audio Bible for Children ranks in the Top 3 Christian Toys

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My Little Lamb™ Audio Bible for Children

My Little Lamb™ Audio Bible for Children

My Little Lamb™ shares the Good News in Indonesia

My Little Lamb™ shares the Good News in Indonesia

My Little Lamb™ is a clear Gold Star toy in my book.”

— Toy Reviews by Dad

LOGANVILLE, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — • Toy Reviews by Dad says: “My Little Lamb™ is a clear Gold Star toy in my book.”
• My Little Lamb™ makes a global impact for good
• 20 free samples to qualified Christian organizations

Toy Reviews by Dad placed My Little Lamb™ third on a list of ten best Christian toys. This cuddly stuffed animal with audio Bible, stories and songs can help children memorize the Bible and learn more about Jesus.

According to Toy Reviews by Dad, entertainment and toys are great ways for parents to incorporate their faith and the Bible into their child’s life. “My Little Lamb™ is soft, well-designed, easy to use – and most importantly – it incorporates the Bible and the teachings of Jesus in a fun/comforting way for children. Size wise, this is a smaller stuffed animal. Right around 8 or 9-inches long and about 6 to 7-inches in height. Children will have no problem taking this stuffed animal with them everywhere they go. I love how this toy starts to teach children about God. All of these factors make this a clear Gold Star toy in my book.”

In addition to helping parents share the Good News with their children, My Little Lamb™ brings the Gospel to youngsters around the world who have never heard about Jesus. Children are exposed to the stress of the current pandemic, natural disasters and traumatic events. Since 2018, churches and Christian organizations have placed little lambs in the hands of children with the hope that they will find comfort in the Word of God as they listen to the Word of God, they will find comfort. In countries like Indonesia, Jordan, Russia, South Africa, Iraq and Malawi children stay engaged with the uplifting content that is found in the more than 100 audio files loaded on this device.

My Little Lamb™ is giving away one free sample to the first 20 qualified churches/Christian organizations who are involved with outreach work among children. Click on this link to learn more and register https://mylittlelamb.store/free-sample/ Please mention any preferred local dialect as specific content can be pre-loaded. Thousands of children in more than 14 countries are able to listen to Christian content in their own language via this device, making an impact in their lives for good.

Parents and field workers who have tested and are using My Little Lamb™ have said:
May, mother of four children: “I just wanted to let you know how much the kids love and enjoy that little lamb. They listen to it almost every night as they go to bed, listening to the stories and songs again and again. It has become a little treasure for them.”

Clive, from Indonesia: “This boy charged up My Little Lamb™ and just spent all afternoon listening to stories of Jesus. He just would not put it down – I was thrilled to see his desire to use the lamb and listen to the Word.”

My Little Lamb™ is available on Amazon™ and mylittlelamb.store

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Anna Toyna of The In2itive Edge to be Featured on Close Up Radio

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Anyone who has ten fingers could play the piano if they wanted to. Some people choose to become extremely proficient in that particular skillset, while others choose not to.

The same is true of our intuitive abilities. Everyone is born with a sixth sense. Some people choose to develop it until they have reached a level of mastery.

Our intuition speaks to circumstances that affect our lives in a specific way. Having an Intuitive in your corner can give you a different perspective you would not otherwise be able to see. These insights can lead to new beginnings and positive change.

Anna Toyna is a personal, business, and medical intuitive, and the founder of The In2itive Edge, where she uses intuition to help her clients work through problems in their life, work, relationships, and health.

“I give people information that they would not otherwise have access to,” says Anna. “Knowledge is power!” says Anna Toyna. “The more you know, the more you can do!”

Our intuition connects us to a more subtle frequency of communication between where we are and where the universe is, but in Western civilization, intuition is treated like a phenomenon. Anna uses her intuition to find the underlying cause behind any challenge, whether it’s physical or emotional.

“We are accustomed to using our rational minds to solve problems rather than our whole mind. As a result, we refuse to see things that are right in front of us,” says Anna. “Einstein would use his intuition to get the answer first and work backward to come up with the right questions. It was a creative act that could not have been accomplished strictly through logic.”

Anna says she hopes one day intuition will be recognized as a legitimate therapeutic tool.

Close Up Radio will feature Anna Toyna in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on November 2nd at 2pm EDT

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information, visit www.in2itive-edge.com

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Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson to Speak at Vegas Pro-Life Fundraising Banquet, Nov. 12th

Abby Johnson comes to Las Vegas Nov. 12, 2021

Abby Johnson comes to Las Vegas Nov. 12, 2021

Champions for life graphic - baby photo

Champions for life graphic – baby photo

Champions for life lineup 2021

Champions for life lineup 2021

Meet & Greet With Johnson at the First Choice Pregnancy Services 17th Annual Silent Auction and Fundraising Banquet, "Champions for Life" at the Westgate Resort

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”

— Jeremiah 1:5

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The largest fundraising event of the year for the non-profit organization First Choice Pregnancy Services, their 17th Annual Silent Auction and Banquet, "Champions for Life", will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the luxurious Westgate Resort Ballrooms.

Abby Johnson will be speaking in an encore appearance in what is to be the organization's first large fundraiser since the pandemic hit. First Choice Pregnancy Services serves the women of the Las Vegas community free of charge, with services like pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. It is the busiest clinic of it's kind in the Nation! Abby has a heart for helping women, and you can meet her during the Meet & Greet at the "Champions for Life" Banquet, from 5:30 pm- 6:15 pm. Stay to hear her heart for the unborn, and the sensational lineup accompanying her like Pro-Life Advocate Seth Gruber, and Mrs. Nevada International 2022 Ashley Tesoro.

Register TODAY and bring your pro-life supporters! Seats are limited! Go to www.firstchoicefriendslv.org/banquet2021 or call 702-294-2273!

For media inquires, contact: Jessica Ancell at 702-294-2273 ext 209 or email: events@firstchoicefriendslv.org

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Dovid Krafchow’s Zohar—Beneath The BlackWhole Marries the Profound to the Profane

Zohar--Beneath the BlackWhole cover

Zohar–Beneath the BlackWhole

author Dovid Krafchow

Dovid Krafchow

Krafchow illuminates the connections between age-old Jewish knowledge and modern issues like COVID-19 and Trumpism with an unconventional intellect.

Knowing happens through experience—the knowledge of life.”

— Dovid Krafchow

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When asked to describe himself, Los Angeles writer and Jewish mystic Dovid Krafchow responds with the unforgettable epithet “Einstein on Acid.” This intriguing moniker only becomes more interesting with further context. Using his numerological insight, Krafchow has uncovered a relationship between his and Einstein's lives centered around the number 666, which appears predominantly throughout Krafchow’s life and scholarship as well as the year of the Jewish calendar (5666) when Einstein first published his theory of relativity. “Einstein published two books within one year, which changed the course of the world by revealing a new paradigm, quantum physics,” Krafchow says. In his new book, "Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole," Krafchow examines the meaning of this infamous number in Jewish thought. The text not only engages Einstein’s work, but features Krafchow’s interpretation of a Russian Rebbe’s treatise on the number 666, also published in 5666 just weeks after Einstein’s landmark theory. The companion to Krafchow's earlier book "Zohar—Beyond the BlackWhole," published on August 17, 2021, the new volume promises to shatter paradigms of its own.

"Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole" and its predecessor both engage with the "Zohar," the key text in the system of Jewish mystical thought known as Cabala. Krafchow has spent fifty years studying the "Zohar" and other Jewish writings in their original languages of Hebrew and Aramaic, developing a unique connection to the mysterious passages that scholars have translated and retranslated for generations. While the aim of "Zohar—Beyond the BlackWhole" is to explain the essence of space, "Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole" explores the essence of time. “Together they represent the harlequin divide of time and space elucidated,” Krafchow writes.

Although the books work together in tandem, "Beneath the BlackWhole" ventures further away from the celestial language of "Beyond the BlackWhole" and engages more straightforwardly with the obscene. This mixture of profundity and profanity is a signature characteristic of Krafchow’s work. His first experience of enlightenment occurred during his service in the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, when he was in his late teenage years. During this time, he was surrounded by the magnificent and expansive ocean, often compared to the Talmud for its vastness and diversity, but simultaneously immersed in the “foul-mouthed” culture of his fellow Navy sailors. After he was discharged in 1965, Krafchow continued to be drawn to the combination of the sacred and profane. One of his influences was the comedian Lenny Bruce, whose satirical style combined insights on religion and politics with sex and vulgarity. Krafchow was also immersed in the 1960s countercultural movement, a spirit exemplified by the rising popularity of LSD. The national discourse around this controversial hallucinogen encompassed both the feelings of unity and holiness described by many of its users and the conservative backlash that was scandalized by casual drug use. Coming of age among these seemingly paradoxical combinations of reverence and irreverence gave Krafchow an unusual perspective into the full spectrum of the spiritual realm. “Knowing happens through experience—the knowledge of life,” Krafchow says, emphasizing the need to engage with all aspects of reality, including the raw and worldly, in order to reach a new spiritual understanding.

When it comes to scholarship on the "Zohar," "Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole’s" inclusion of contemporary life is a rare beacon in the scholarship of ancient texts. Krafchow illuminates the connections between age-old Jewish knowledge and modern issues like COVID-19 and Trumpism with an unconventional intellect that is truly unprecedented. "Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole" is not only a guide to the "Zohar’s" teachings, but an all-encompassing thesis on time and Cabbala that calls to mind the young Krafchow’s journeys in the Navy fleet: awestruck, foul-mouthed, and ultimately divine.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dovid Krafchow has been an independent, non-religious scholar of the Torah and other Jewish texts for over 50 years, studying them in their original language of Hebrew and Aramaic. He has been practicing the Tarot for the last twenty years. Krafchow is the author of twenty books of fiction and non-fiction related to Jewish life and mystical secrets. He has hitch-hiked 30,000 miles, been in two wars, and spent fifty years independently studying the secrets of creation through the Zohar and Cabala.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole" will be published on November 9, 2021, by dovidHouse Publishing. It can be purchased in paperback or ebook at $14.95 on Amazon.com and in bookstores.

REVIEW COPIES AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS:
To request a review copy of "Zohar—Beneath the BlackWhole" or to schedule an interview/event with Dovid Krafchow, contact publicist Nanda Dyssou of Coriolis Company at nanda@corioliscompany.com or 424-226-6148.

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Lost Sister Wendy Tape Released After Twenty-Eight Years

Revelatons of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich read by Sister Wendy Beckett

Revelations of Divine Love CD read by Sister Wendy

A recording of Sister Wendy Beckett reading Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love has been released to the public 28 years after it was first made.

Sister Wendy made a great impression on me. I am so excited to finally share, in a small way, my experience of getting to know her all that time ago.”

— Donna K. Triggs

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sister Wendy created the recording of Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love in 1993, but it was never released to the public. Twenty-eight years later has been finally been released as an audio CD.

Donna K. Triggs, the publisher who originally worked with Sister Wendy to create the master recording said: "When we finally got hold of the tape again there was a fear it might be suffering from 'Sticky Shed Syndrome'! Luckily my sound engineer was able to do an amazing job of restoring the old analogue tape and Sister Wendy's voice remains as clear and joyful as it was the day I first heard her read Julian's words".

Sister Wendy said at the time: "When I was at Oxford I studied Julian in the original and it made a great impression on me. My copy was a very small leather bound book and it had the lovely small of sandalwood that old books sometimes have. Julian is forever associated in my mind with sandalwood and I hope that a sandalwood small comes across in the recording.

Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) became a household name when she presented a series of television programmes for the BBC on Art History. She is the author of over 15 books. She spent the latter part of her life living in seclusion in a Carmelite Monastery in Norfolk.

Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich (1343-after 1416) is the earliest surviving book in English written by a woman and is considered a devotional classic.

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich read by Sister Wendy Beckett Audio CD (ISBN 9781527281189) is available to order from all good bookshops, including Waterstones. This audio version was adapted for Sister Wendy by Donna K. Triggs from a translation by M L Del Mastro.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ohood Al Roumi, and Smart Dubai World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates for Cities

World Happiness Awards

World Happiness Awards

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - World Happiness Awards

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – World Happiness Awards

Smart Dubai - World Happiness Awards

Smart Dubai – World Happiness Awards

We want to encourage the design and development of cities and environments nature and human-centric.

If we want to flourish cities have to help to build communities and to encourage economies of well-being.”

— Luis Gallardo, Founder & President – World Happiness Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This year, the World Happiness Awards is once again ready and eager to recognize and celebrate organizations and individuals that are realizing a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness for all! Our World Happiness Award Laureates in the Category of Cities (Individual) are His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi

Few places are moving as fast as Dubai. What was once a small fishing village along the Persian Gulf has become one of the fastest-growing cities globally. Aiming to lead its way to innovation and advances in science, Dubai is set to leap into the future like no other. Of course, all of this is possible with the progressive leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. H. H. Mohammed is a Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai.

Recently, H.H. Mohammed has announced the UAE Strategy for the Future, a comprehensive roadmap that will take the nation to the next great era of development. The long-term strategy will steer Dubai’s growth by identifying the needs and challenges of the future, addressing them through impactful plans, and successfully leveraging new opportunities for overall development. The UAE Strategy for the Future will be implemented in short, medium, and long-term phases.

The strategy includes future prototypes for healthcare, education, and social development, and the environment sectors. These prototypes will be a basis for government policymaking.

The UAE strategy also includes:

Building national human competencies in all vital sectors.
Strengthening international relationships.
Developing specialized R&D labs to evaluate future challenges and opportunities.

Under the UAE strategy, planning for the future of Dubai will become a mandatory part of the government departments, including reports which will serve as a benchmark for developing governmental policies and plans.

The UAE strategy also involves several innovative initiatives. The plan is for every government department to have a Director of the UAE Strategy for the Future, making UAE the first government in the world to have this kind of position within its departments. As H.H. Sheikh Mohammad says: ‘As a nation, we have always been forward-looking and planning for the future, which has been a key driver of our success. The UAE Strategy for the Future is our new approach to planning for the future by predicting, analyzing, and implementing highly effective action plans that accelerate development.’

H.H. is a man with a vision of a better future for his people, and he surrounds himself with equally inspiring people. One such person is his Minister of State for Government Development and Future, Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi. Throughout her career, H. E. Ohood has held various other positions, such as the Chairwoman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Vice-Chair of World Government Summit Organization, and Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, the first ministerial position of its kind in the world introduced by the UAE government.

Her Excellency is also a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Council (GEC) of the UN Foundation, making her the first Arab member in this prestigious council. She oversees numerous strategic projects and initiatives, including UAE Vision 2021, UAE Centennial 2071, the National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, and the National Strategy for Innovation. Despite the challenging times we live in, it is always inspiring to see people willing to go above and beyond to make their communities, cities, and countries thrive. With such leadership as H.H. Mohammad and help from his like-minded partners, it’s no wonder that Dubai is dreaming a dream that will come true.

Recently, His Highness has launched the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, with a comprehensive future map for sustainable urban development in the city. What is the goal of this strategy? The goal is to enhance people’s happiness and quality of life. For this, and so much more, we are happy to see H.H. Mohammad and H.E. Ohood as laureates for the World Happiness Awards 2021. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

Our World Happiness Award Laureate in the Category of Cities (community) is Smart Dubai.

Smart Dubai

For years, Dubai has made a name for itself as an incredibly technically advanced city. In just a couple of decades, Dubai turned from a small village along the Persian Gulf into a city with the world’s tallest building, the world’s longest autonomous metro system, and the world’s largest artificial island, all fully interconnected to the city’s existing infrastructure. Its progressive initiatives and strategies made Dubai what it is today and what it will be in the future.

These achievements couldn’t happen without the vision of the true innovators, from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Dubai’s Government departments, who have proven more than once that they were up to the challenge of modern technology. One such initiative is Smart Dubai, which is set out to prepare the city to adopt the latest technologies – Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Big Data, that was already altering the way cities of the world were being managed and operated, for both public and private sector. The goal of the Smart Dubai initiative is to lead a citywide transformative effort by upgrading its digital infrastructure to maximize the benefits to the city from emerging smart technologies.

However, this initiative is rooted in the vision of its leader, to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth. As H.H. says: ‘Our ambition is to touch the life of every individual – to achieve a happier life for all.’ Smart Dubai ensures the rapid creation of seamless digital experiences so that citizens of Dubai can live an enriched life in their city. To make this happen, Smart Dubai has launched several initiatives: going paperless, Dubai blockchain strategy, startup support, smart cities global network, A.I. principles & ethics, A.I. lab, and happiness agenda.

The organizations’ vision centers on their primary strategy, Going Paperless, that seeks to digitize all government operations by the end of 2021. The goal of the paperless initiative is to cut millions of dollars of government costs, save hundreds of thousands of trees every year, and make urban life seamless for citizens, businesses, and visitors.

The person behind this magnificent project is Her Excellency Doctor Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr. She is the director-general of Smart Dubai and the first woman to lead the transformation of a smart city globally. H.E. Dr. Aisha also oversees the creation of The Smart City Index, the first-ever benchmark for smart city implementation worldwide, in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations. She is recognized globally for her incredible work.

As H.E. Dr. Aisha explains, those cities that use innovative technology to clean air, shorten lines, take care of the environment, and respond more sensitively to people’s needs offer a better quality of life. Such cities also function better and are more attractive to businesses. Both H.H. Sheikh Mohammed and H.E. Dr. Aisha hope to make Dubai the world’s happiest and smartest city. It is an ambitious project, but it is also a serious policy goal. For this reason, we are delighted to see Smart Dubai as one of the World Happiness Awards 2021. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

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Greta Thunberg and Project Drawdown World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates in the Category of Social Impact.

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World Happiness Awards

Greta Thunberg World Happiness Awards

Greta Thunberg World Happiness Awards

Project Drawdown World Happiness Awards

Project Drawdown World Happiness Awards

We are looking for social good entrepreneurs and institutions that know what it takes to bring kindness, compassion, hope, and abundance to societies worldwide.

When we create opportunities for underserved communities we are contributing to sustainable and healthy societies. ”

— Luis Gallardo, Founder & President – World Happiness Foundation

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This year, the World Happiness Awards is once again ready and eager to recognize and celebrate organizations and individuals that are realizing a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness for all! Our World Happiness Award Laureate in the Category of Social Impact (Individual) is Greta Thunberg.

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is only 18 years old, but already she has become a role model for endurance and perseverance in the fight against climate change. It all started in 2018, when Greta was 15, with a sign painted in black letters that read ‘School strike for Climate.’ Every Friday, she would skip school and protest in front of the Swedish Parliament in order to pressure the government to meet carbon emissions targets. Sometimes people would join her, and sometimes it was only her in front of the wall, figurative and literal.

However, her solo campaign had a global effect, inspiring thousands of people worldwide to raise their voices and organize their own strikes. By the end of that year, over 20,000 students joined her skipping school to protest against climate change. A year later, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism.

This was just the beginning of her global activism. In 2019, Greta attended a UN climate conference in New York where she delivered her famous speech, angrily telling world leaders that they were not doing enough. “You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes,” Thunberg said at the UN Climate Action Summit, urging world leaders to take climate threats seriously.

Thunberg was also declared Time magazine’s person of the year and was nominated two more times for the Nobel Peace Prize (2019-2021). She has met with world leaders, speaking in front of massive crowds, and became the icon of a generation. Greta has Asperger syndrome, one of the autism spectrum disorders, which she sees as a gift. To her, being different can be a superpower. “If I were like everyone else, I would have continued on and not seen this crisis,” she told the Times.

Most importantly, her actions are consistent with her words. She speaks truthfully and unapologetically about the threat of climate change regardless if she speaks with her peers or world leaders. Greta is vegan, she upcycles, doesn’t buy clothes, and she also gave up flying. She called those who were willing to act and chastised those who were not. According to a survey done by Amnesty International, her presence has become a sign of youth’s anger worldwide.Greta Thunberg’s impact is undeniable and inspirational to millions of people all around the world. She has inspired young people to pay attention to climate and environmental issues and started a climate strike movement that shows the power that lies in all of us when we fiercely dedicate ourselves to positive change. This is why Greta Thunberg is one of our laureates for the 2021 World Happiness Awards!

The objective of the 2021 Worl Happiness Awards is to recognize individuals and communities realizing a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness for all. In a time of social media and competing headlines, drawing attention to such an important issue is a vital part of creating powerful momentum in confronting the climate crisis is more than commendable. This is our way of showing our support and admiration.

And our World Happiness Award Laureate in the Category of Social Impact (Community) is Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown

Burning fossil fuels, clearing forests, plowing soils, and forming landfills are just some of the harmful human activities that emit gasses into the Earth’s atmosphere. Most of these greenhouse gasses stay airborne, but not all. Nature’s processes, especially photosynthesis, bring the excess back to plants, soil, and the sea. These ‘sinks’ are nature’s reservoirs for absorbing and storing carbon. While most emissions stay in the atmosphere, significant portions are quickly removed by plants or taken up by oceans. What this planet needs, more than anything else, is to reach drawdown.

Drawdown is the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gasses in the Earth’s atmosphere will stop going up and steadily decline. This is the critical turning point for life on Earth when humankind can truly stop further climate change and avert dangerous global warming. This is also the core mission of the Project Drawdown.

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach this goal. It was founded by Paul Hawken and climate activist Amanda Joy Ravenhill. Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and passionate activist, who has been active since 1965 when he worked on the preparation for the Selma to Montgomery marches. Paul has been awarded six honorary doctorates and has received the Green Cross Millennium Award for Individual Environmental Leadership. He has given hundreds of talks, written nine books published in over 50 countries in 30 languages, and founded several companies, including the Project Drawdown. Paul has served on the board of several environmental organizations, including Trust for Public Land, Point Foundation, and Center for Plant Conservation. As he says: ‘We practiced degeneration as a species and it brought us to the threshold of an unimaginable crisis. To reverse global warming, we need to reverse global degeneration.’

Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,’ which he wrote, this inspiring organization has emerged as a leading source of information and insight about climate solutions. Project Rundown provides a rich database of solutions to reverse global warming and its severe consequences. These solutions offer real-world applications as well as communication and educational opportunities to successfully continue toward drawdown. The solutions, first mentioned in the book, are divided into eight sectors: built environment, electricity generation, food, land use, materials and waste, oceans, transportation, and women & girls.

Every solution is measured and modeled to determine its carbon impact through 2050, society’s total net cost, and lifetime savings. They conduct continuous review and analysis of climate solutions that can reduce the excess of greenhouse gasses in Earth’s atmosphere. Their work has shown that the world can reach drawdown by mid-century if we all make the best use of these solutions. As they say: ‘Although more solutions are needed and emerging, there is still no reason or time to wait on innovation. Now is better than ever.’

We can’t think of a more inspiring environmental nonprofit organization worth celebrating than Project Drawdown. That is why we are happy to see them as one of the 2021 World Happiness Awards Laureates. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

Hannah Cassimere
World Happiness Foundation
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Craig Foster (My Octopus Teacher) and the Dudamel Foundation World Happiness Awards 2021 Laureates for the Arts Category

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My Octopus Teacher - World Happiness Awards

My Octopus Teacher – World Happiness Awards

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Dudamel Foundation – World Happiness Awards

We welcome any creation that sparks dreams, imagination, and community building.

We refer to Arts as any artistic expression that brings happiness, joy, and energy to communities and societies. ”

— Luis Gallardo, Founder & President – World Happiness Foundation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This year, the World Happiness Awards is once again ready and eager to recognize and celebrate organizations and individuals that are realizing a world with freedom, consciousness, and happiness for all! Our World Happiness Award Laureate in the Category of Arts (Individual) is Craig Foster for My Octopus Teacher.

Craig Foster for My Octopus Teacher.

In 2010, a natural-history filmmaker Craig Foster began free-diving in a cold underwater bamboo kelp forest at a remote location near Cape Town, South Africa. He was fascinated with the beauty and diversity of the natural world down there and soon started documenting his experiences. At that time, he met a curious young female octopus from the Common Octopus family that captured his attention. This was the beginning of what turned out to be one of the best nature documentaries, which won over fifteen awards, including BAFTA and Oscar for the Best Documentary Feature.

Burned out by his work and suffering from depression, Craig Foster wanted to find a way to heal and reconnect with his family when he started free-diving near his home. It was during one of the first dives that he spotted the octopus. That’s when he asked himself what would happen if he just went every day?

My Octopus Teacher tells the profoundly moving story of forging an intimate relationship with a wild animal, but it also talks about healing, connection, love, and compassion. Foster managed to form a strong bond with the octopus. He would play with the animal and be allowed to follow her into her world and see where she slept, lived, and ate. He also struggled with his emotions, especially when the octopus was threatened, giving the documentary another level of complexity.

The documentary was shot over a decade and opened the viewer’s eyes to life under the sea and the daily life of this little, mysterious, rarely-studied creature. The Sea Change Project, a nonprofit organization founded by Craig Foster, helped make this film in collaboration with Netflix and Off the Fence, a production company from Amsterdam. The movie splendidly captures the various transformations of the octopus and the beauty of the surprising and yet intimate relationship between two extremely different creatures, one human, one cephalopod. Foster took the time to form the bond, eventually swimming together and the creature hopping into his arms and chest, waiting for pets. Foster suffered when she was hurt; however, her recovery coincided with a period of his own healing. As he says: ‘In a strange way, our lives were mirroring each other.’

Although happy that the movie is so loved worldwide, Foster explains: ‘I just wanted to share the daily joy and wonder and curiosity this ecosystem kindles in me, with all of its wonderful creatures, and the absolute privilege of that one particular octopus who chose to let me into her secret world. I just wanted to honour that and show that deep connection and empathy with nature was an absolute possibility and that it’s also the need of the hour.’

The mentorship-like relationship the octopus provided him has taught Foster a lesson on the fragility of life and humanity’s connection with nature. This helped Foster to create a deeper bond with his son. The inspiring story and the important message behind this movie are something we can’t ignore. That is why we are proud to see this heartwarming documentary and its creator as a World Happiness Award laureate for 2021. Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

The World Happiness Award Laureate in the Category of Arts (Community) is – The Dudamel Foundation

The Dudamel Foundation

As an internationally renowned conductor, Gustavo Dudamel has been driven by a profound belief in music’s power to transform lives, inspire, unite, and change the world. Through his work on stage and his tireless advocacy for education in arts, Dudamel has introduced classical music to new audiences worldwide and has helped provide access to the Arts for numerous people in underserved communities. One of his projects is the Dudamel Foundation.

The Dudamel Foundation is dedicated to believing that the Arts play a vital part in creating a more just and peaceful society. Music, in particular, provides a universal language that transcends differences between people and has a unique capacity to build bridges of understanding among all people. But, music does more than nourishing the human spirit. Its very practice instills focus and discipline, respect for others, a spirit of collaboration, and many other positive values that promote social justice and make us better world citizens. The goal of the Dudamel Foundation is to expand the opportunity to experience music for as many children and communities as possible.

Led by Gustavo Dudamel and an actress and humanitarian Maria Valverde, the Dudamel Foundation collaborates with institutions across the globe to enrich lives through four program areas: bridging communities, educating young musicians, training global leaders, and social justice through creativity. Their most notable projects are The Neighborhood project, Encuentros, Dudamel Foundation Artists at the Peralada Festival in Spain, and Fidelio. The Neighborhood project was initiated through a five-year Dudamel Foundation grant and launched in 2020. It is a collaboration between the foundation and Trenton Arts at Princeton, bringing Princeton University Concerts artists to Trenton’s public schools and bringing Trenton’s public school students to recitals at Princeton University Concerts. The grants also support the Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO), whose members receive free coaching and private instruction from Princeton University student musicians and faculty.

Encuentros (English: ‘encounters’) is a project created in 2018 through the Dudamel Foundation to explore cultural unity and celebrate harmony, equality, dignity, beauty, and respect through music. This project has traveled to Europe, where the Dudamel Foundation presented its first Encuentros in Spain in June 2021. Through this project, the foundation inspires and teaches a new generation of young leaders to build a better world. The foundation brings together students from the Americas (Mexico, the US, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Peru, and Spain) to work together in the Orquesta del Encuentro con Dudamel.

In 2019, the foundation collaborated with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to educate 41 Dudamel Foundation Artists through guided mentorship and performance to encourage intercontinental dialogue through music. Students from all over the world, alongside their teachers from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, represented citizens of 22 countries across five continents. The foundation organized a two-day seminar, underscoring the educational and philanthropic role of the foundation as a catalyst for uniting people through music.

Music has the advantage of being loud, attracting attention, and influencing opinions. It can help in healing, in breaking down barriers and borders, and it can also educate. It is a form of artistic expression that can be an actual igniter of change. As Gustavo Dudamel says: ‘I cannot say that music is the only thing that will save the world, but we have to put art somewhere far more central to the main sense of our society.’

That is why we couldn’t be happier to have them as our laureates for the 2021 World Happiness Awards! Join us in our celebration of people and communities, making this planet a better place for all!

Hannah Cassimere
World Happiness Foundation
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FairSplit.com Explains Why Dividing Personal Property in-Person is Often a Mistake

Scenes of heirs fighting over jewelry and other things, while parents in heaven look down aghast.

Parents in heaven shocked at heirs’ behavior over personal property division.

Siblings fighting over personal property of an inheritance

Even if it doesn’t come to this, conflicts and resentments can be damaging long term

Online access to FairSplit division tools and online process is the easiest way to divide personal property

By logging on to a laptop, phone or tablet, heirs no longer need to travel or gather to divide personal property

Estate Settlement of personal property often disastrously becomes everyone gathering at the house and taking turns choosing everything to be divided.

Usually no one has the experience to understand that meeting to divide the furniture, art, jewelry, etc. can be very emotionally and practically challenging on so many levels.”

— David MacMahan

CAMARILLO, CA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Families often decide the best way to divide parents’ tangible personal property (furniture, accessories, art, jewelry, sentimental items) is to pick a date and time, then simply meet at the house to take turns choosing. Almost no one has experience doing it, and nearly everyone involved has a varying opinion of how it should be done. It is more often than not, a recipe for a family disaster.

There are many reasons gathering in person for this process is either impractical, or simply a bad idea:

1/ Everyone processes loss differently, so the mood or attitude of one heir may be seen as disturbing or upsetting by another.

2/ It is highly advised by most experts on the topic, not to have spouses or children of heirs involved, but when dividing in person, they may show up or be brought along anyhow, making things awkward, if not outright contentious.

3/ Relationships between siblings, especially during a time of loss can be challenging. Aggressive personalities or even pleasers, may alter their selection decisions based on what they think someone else wants, to either prevent them from getting it, or to try to help them get it.

4/ Topics other than dividing personal property are likely to come up, distracting from completing the process, or upending the whole thing into conflict. Old resentments or unresolved previous conflicts are magnified during loss.

5/ Scheduling a time that is convenient for all heirs, and if it is even possible with travel, work, health, etc., can feel like an unreasonable imposition on those challenged to comply with a time set by an executor.

There are other options. If the number of things to divide isn’t huge, a spreadsheet of the items to be divided can be created and emailed to heirs to rank their preferences top to bottom. These can then be awarded by taking the top item on each person’s list in a “snake” ordering method like 123, 321, 123. If there are things wanted by all (like collectible Christmas ornaments or gold coins), a separate list of those items can be submitted to the executor ranked top to bottom. Names can be drawn from a bowl to determine the order of award and the same processes listed above can be used to ensure everyone gets some portion of the estate and anyone who receives more has gotten it through a blind and fair process.

Whether awarding items in person or some other method, a list of those items, preferably with photos, is usually needed to be sure everything is included and that each person gets the items they’ve chosen. Spreadsheets or simple lists are often created, but there is an easier, designed for the purpose, free inventory tool that allows photos, descriptions, values, and everything else you need to make the entire process simple. FairSplit.com makes this free estate asset inventory tool available to you and all other estate heirs online in your own family account.

The FairSplit.com online system was originally created more than ten years ago as a do-it-yourself subscription service to allow families to login to a private account, list all things to be divided and use the system of rounds FairSplit created to do it fairly and peacefully. Transparency and a blind system for all heirs to divide is an advantage when looking at online options. The FairSplit model has expanded to also include guided personal assistance, in addition to its online home inventory and division system. Now all division accounts get a Zoom or call consultation with David MacMahan, the FairSplit.com founder, to help them plan the best approach, given their unique family situation.

David MacMahan, founder of FairSplit.com says, "Covid restrictions on travel and gathering have only magnified the challenges of meeting in-person. Fortunately for families, it has pushed them to find alternatives that are inherently less confrontational than in-person attempts to divvy things up. I usually suggest the family save in-person gatherings to do something more enjoyable together. Usually no one in the family has the experience to understand that meeting to divide the furniture, art, collectibles and everything else can be very emotionally and practically challenging on so many levels.”

Company Information:

FairSplit.com was founded in 2010 to help with peacefully dividing the personal property of estates, in death, divorce or downsizing in an online platform. The listing and sharing is free to use, with upgrades available to divide online. Additionally, they offer mediation, listing assets from photos, valuing and administrative services to assist in estate settlement.

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