By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

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According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention  an estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. In organized high school sports, concussions occur more often in competitive sports, with football accounting for more than 60% of concussions. For males, the leading cause of high school sports concussion is football. Among children and youth ages 5-18 years old, there are five leading sports oF recreational activities which account for concussions, in owe 60 percent of those cases, football is the most prevalent.

After his collegiate career at Arizona State and seven-year NFL career which ended in 2009 as a lineman for 5  NFL teams including the Arizona Cardinals,  Founder of Safe Football LLC, Scott Peters is now continuing his quest through his nonprofit business is continuing to make football safer for professional and young athletes across there world.

With the help of Safe Football LLC which was launched late 2012 by the 38-year-old Peters, said he started had a history of concussions throughout his professional which included severe neck and shoulder injuries from his and college playing days, including one sustained without any helmet contact.

 

 

 

Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Founder of Safe Football, LLC: Scott Petters is on a quest to help make football safe. Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength”

 

 

 

We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts. (Photo: Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength) We’re not saying in theory this works; we’re saying we know it works,” former NFL lineman Scott Peters (left) says of his Safe Football method practicing with the Indianapolis Colts.
(Photo: Joe Giannetti/Photographing Strength)

 

 

 

With Football injuries, Peters expresses that there is and will never be a helmet that will resolve the injury issues and the safest football involves simply not playing, Peters is out to show the techniques he developed that he believes will make the sport safer by using a combination of mixed martial arts and biomechanics that will create leverage, through that of skills and balance.    Peters says it’s about “technique” by playing football the right way as the sport not meant to hurt someone but push players to create opening to progress the ball from moving down field for scores.  The great essence and concept of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu is to apply leverage using the body’s proper stance to generate impact, by applying both the arms and hands instead of  going headfirst an opposing player.

 

“What I learned in MMA and what I experienced in Football came together, so I thought of trying mechanical changes to meet football objectives, and the by-product of that was better performance overall.” “I saw It’s all-out creating a mechanical advantage” said Peters, who based in  Arizona where he played four years as a lineman for the Sun Devils in for Arizona State University, travels around the world applying his technique through Safe Footballs Initiatives.

From the experience, after finally retriting in 2009, Peters began training players and the nonprofit in 2012 as productive and safer approach to football.  Since it’s initiation, Safe Football LLC  has been teaching  players  from Youth, techniques to avoid the using the head as much as possible, in order to protect football player on every level.

“We Started by first applying the techniques at Washington University”….I trained those guys for two years in 2012 and 13, I trained their offensive guys, their defensive guys, their coaches, and the strength conditioning staff really bough into to it, say Peters, which after the school integrated the drills into off season training, eventually increasing their performances overall, whit the school boasting it’s best rush defense in school history. But what was even more surprising with the performance was that it did not come at injury the bodies with blunt force, as  the school’s trainer called Peters, letting him know, noting zero concussions and related injuries for the first time in school history. Peters knew his application from the two sports as applied through  his founding Safe Football was providing solutions that no one else was providing in the field of Football. To date, Safe Football has worked with 12 NFL football teams

 

With approximately 3 million youth playing football, including major push made by colleges and the NFL to enforce a variety of research and efforts to reduce concussions, the nonprofit has a ready-made market for its offerings providing an array of program from youth to the Pro level.

 

Coaches and various sports groups are trying to make the sport safer without compromising the game. It has made head safety an issue with many former players suing the NFL about their injuries from concussions, he said.

Peters started training players and eventually began the nonprofit as a comprehensive approach to football. Its goal is to teach younger players techniques to avoid head that can cause brain damage so the game can continue and ultimately be even safer.

Make sure to Visit SafeFootball.org for more information and make sure to Follow Safe Football on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Safe Football LLC Summary:

About Safe Football

Scott Peters, a former NFL offensive lineman and sports-safety advocate, developed Safe Football in response to his awareness of concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Safe Football is a proprietary instructional training and skill development system for football coaches and players. It is designed to increase on-field performance while simultaneously reducing head and neck injuries from helmet contact on the field. Since its inception in 2012, Safe Football has succeeded in reducing or completely eliminating on-field concussions and stingers (injury to nerves or neck and shoulder) wherever its techniques have been applied, and has has been endorsed by Neurologists for its mitigation of physical trauma to the brain. To date, Safe Football has delivered 750 clinics and camps, certified 5,000 coaches, and trained more than 40,000 players – from youth-level players to the NFL’s Detroit Lions, USC Trojans, University of Washington, and others. For more information on Safe Football, please visit: safefootball.org
Description: A nonprofit aimed at developing safer playing techniques for football

 

                    Music Spotlight: Joy Villa

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 EP EP "I Make the Static 26 year old Joy Villa, is a Grammy Considered Recording and rising star with her Billboard #1 Ranked in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1  EP “I Make the Static”

We spoke with rising recording artist and actor Joy Villa. The talented and Grammy considered artists, singer/songwriter spoke with Radio Free Phoenix About her bold style, patriotic pride, Number #1Billboard #1 in Rock Amazon & iTunes #1 Album “I Make The Static”. We also spoke with Joy about her exciting and developing music endeavors as Joy Villa sets to prepare for a tour upon the release of her upcoming studio album release in July!

 

Listen to the Full Interview Here:

 

 

Make sure to pick up a copy of ” I Make The Static” available where all digital music is  stream and sold, through her Website at JoyVilla.com (where you could pick up a personalized and signed copy of her CD) iTunes, Amazon and many more!

Follow Joy on through all her musical whereabouts through Instagram, YouTube Facebook, Twitter!

 

 

WHO IS JOY? (BIO From JOYVILLA.COM)

“PLAYFUL, UNEXPECTED, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL, AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER.”

 

Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekly, E!, Billboard, Fox News, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, to name a few).

Joy grew up with an Italian father and an African American and Choctaw mother, blending the cultures to create a perfect mix. This “mixed life” outpours in her musical influences, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, Blondie and Nirvana.

Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5 in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with an array of international producers and artists.

Joy blends alternative rock, electro pop into finely crafty tunes that aim to motivate, inspire, and get the juices flowing in her fans. Kinky, unexpected, vibrant, spiritual, and bold, Joy Villa is a true entertainer, and feels blessed to be giving her many global fans “The Joy Villa Experience.”

Joy’s goal is to unite all people to work together to create a better world.

Planned for 2017 and 2018 is her new album release, tour, speaking engagements, public appearances, and film and tv roles.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña's singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016. Copyright © 2017 Sunhaze. All rights reserved.Formed in 2012, Sunhaze originated from the vision of Danae Labraña, a San Francisco transplant hailing from the shores of Santa Barbara. Fellow San Francisco State alumni Priscilla del Rosario with Erin Walter then added their native Bay Area-influenced elements to a handful of Labraña’s singer-songwriter works. The last two additions Brandon Iljas and Aaron Chin completed the lineup soon after and as a group, they began molding their sound. Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October 7th, 2016.

 

Sunhaze Music Spotlight:

 

On this edition of Music Spotlight, we spoke with the lead singer, co-founding member, and songwriter Danae Labraña of the San Francisco based indie band, Sunhaze. We spoke with Danea about Sunhaze’s Musical Inspirations and goals following their latest full debut album, “Wishful Thinking” avaialbe now where all music is digital music is sold including iTunes,  streaming on services Soundcloud and Spotify.

 

Make sure to catch Sunhaze‘s musical whereabouts by visiting them at Sunhazemusic.com to find their latest album “Wishful Thinking” as well as other releases,. You can all follow them on  Facebook, Intagram, twitter, and  where music is streamed via Soundcloud, Spotify, and others!

Wingman is taking flight to join the experience for the digital age.

Wingman is taking flight to join the experience for the digital age.

Wingman: Your ‘Wingman’ for the digital age.

By Michael Thomas, Jr. –

If you ever wanted to play match maker for your friend when it comes to online dating, there’s now an “app” for that.With the applause action  Wingman, you could just that a new app launching in April in both the U. K. And U.S. on apple iOS (Soon to be available for Android device. But the app is not so much a dating application as it is a new application to help friends mingle with other peers in their areas.

 

 

“What really sets it apart is that you are that person in the middle.. nudging your friend to meet others” says Wingman’s Tina Wilson. The application’s process all starts by logging into the app with Facebook and then creating a profile for the single friend in question. In addition, the application enables you to have as many pals as you like, while each dater profile can also have multiple wingpeople.

Eventually, your friend is then sent a link to review all the great things you’ve described about them.Once they’ve approved the  profile you set up for your friend, you can then swipe through potential matches for them.

If you swipe on a match for your single friend and that person is interested, your friend is automatically connected to them. They’re then free to take it from there! The privacy finally comes when the connection is made by both and the matchmaking is then up to the matches leaving any chats between the two that are matched!

 

 

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Founder of Wingman, Tina Wilson,  expresses a new way for friends to be supportive in helping find what’s best for their friends whether they’re roommates or live across the country and beyond, leaving even adult sibling to help play maker for their respected sibling. Listen to our piece here:


Download the application on Apple’s iOs Store  and coming soon on Google Play for Android!

 

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Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy ofhttps://www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/ Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots
(Photo Courtesy www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/)

We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:

Follow the Glider Pilots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.

 

 

 

 Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one text at a time. Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one text at a time.

 

According Music analytics service BuzzAngle Music from its first-ever yearly report on US music consumption found that Vinyl record sales rose 25.9% in 2016. More than ever people are reconnecting with the analog form of music as companies continue to distribute record players including re-issues of classic and many new artist to now release their music over vinyl. Based in Seattle Washington, One Company called The Edit:Vinyl is taking advantage of the boom by helping direct Vinyl Record seekers through one tex at a time.

 

We spoke with Ralph Reed, Head of Marketing at The Edit Vinyl who describes the company’s growth and how it stands alone working against the anonymous shops like Amazon, allowing for an independent record store with an virtual presence.  LISTEN HERE:

 

Make Sure to Visit The Edit Vinyl: HERE

Also Follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Over time, we’ve found that the standard links to play RFP in Winamp, Windows Media, Real Player and I-Tunes do not always work in different browsers or in different versions of the players – so just in case you cannot connect to RFP in the conventional way, then try our new RFP Player – which will always give you an excellent connection to the station and the great music we play. Try it out below, and enjoy the music here….

You can always find the rest of the player links HERE

 

#Iamallwoman- Spreading love and acceptance for women and those of all shapes and background to love themselves through body positivity . Courtesy of AllWoman Project, YouTube #Iamallwoman- Spreading love and acceptance for women and those of all shapes and background to love themselves through body positivity . Courtesy of AllWoman Project, YouTube

 

 

As our World continuously becomes more advances and mobile, quite literally in fact does the imagery seen through that of popular media publications, video, photos, websites, many times to a point of sensory overload.

With a click of button, all of our news from friends to trending news surrounding topics of one’s interest is available at the click of touch, sometime more by chance than selection.  Throughout modern history, the media has molded and displayed what should be accepted or deemed as acceptable when it comes to the products we purchase and to the very detail of how we should appear. When you pair the focus brought upon by fashion magazines, images of public figures that’s utilized to sell products, draws pressure on one’s self image and confidence.

More than ever, children starting from a young age have access to so much imagery as social serves as the quickest and most engaging way for impressional and becoming young adults to communicate among their appears. With so much at youngsters’ hands these days, it’s easy to become quite fixated and comparing yourself to the ideal portrayed by the media and friends alike.

According to 3 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.

One fashion model is on a quest to remove the stigmas and spread the love to for woman all of ages, shapes and size to be proud in their skin, each in their very own unique way.

 

New York-based fashion model, Charli Howard is no stranger to embracing her body “When I moved to New York from England, I discovered the world of plus size modeling.. these girls seemed so happy” she says, which allowed Howard, 26, to become more comfortable in her skin not only as a model but as a person. Her experiences in the fashion world led her to team up with a fellow model, Clémentine Desseaux form the All Woman Project

A “501-c foundation aiming to better the life of girls and women worldwide by displaying a true, beautiful, positive and un-retouched image of women in photo and video campaigns throughout the year. The AWP is also taking actions where body image and self-esteem is the most challenging, in schools, by organizing events, workshops and meetings with school girls form elementary schools to college. Providing girls with role-models and inspirations is how we plan on giving them the strength and self-esteem they need to be the strong women We believe greatness starts with self-love and we’re dedicated to make every little girl convinced that she can do anything, regardless of her background or her body.”

 

Along with their strong message for women and so many to be proud of their bodies,  The All Woman Project gives voice to so many to embrace every bit of their bodies!

British born and New York fashion, model Charli Howard, is instilling body positive as she shares her own photos through her own journey and expressing the importance of being proud in your own body despite what the media says is viewed as acceptable. British born and New York City-based fashion, model Charli Howard, 26, is instilling body positivity as she shares her own photos through her own journey and expressing the importance of being proud in your own body despite what the media says is viewed as acceptable. The two photos compare her weight as a fashion model and UK on the left against her right photo as a model at Muse Management Modeling Agency in New York City. Credit @CharliHoward Instagram

#ImAllWoman

A message from Co-Founder, Charli Howard! ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

One of the many positive and inspiring posts the AllWomanProject share to help inspire women!

Follow the journey now by Visiting AllWomanProject.com or following on instagram, twitter, youtube or share your stories and ideas to Hello@AllWomanProject.com

 

According to the  National Education Association Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullyingeach year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. One organization is deflating that number by spreading kindness.

Meet Julie Cahow, the 16 year-old founder of Postiviti an anti-bullying and emotional support organization that positions itself  to affirm, encourage, and support students of all backgrounds on a global level. 

High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally. High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally.Founder Juliet Cahow was selected as Endeavor Elementary’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and as an OCPS Outstanding Volunteer of the Year nominee for her establishment of Positiviti Junior. Photo Credit/ Juliet Cahow ( Positiviti.Weebly.Com)

 

 

Through its website, partnerships with schools, organizations, and provided resources for those to get involved, Positivi was created with to serve as online safe-haven, in addition to its  social media outlets such as Instagram  and Facebook that  provide students with additional words of optimism throughout the day!

 

 

Get Involved with Postiviti Now and follow them in action on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

Spreading Love through Social Media, Positiviti provides positive vibes and resources on a daily basis!

Follow Positiviti on Instagram @Simplypositiviti

 

Miss Mathilda is a rising Singer and Songwriter, Miss Mathilda is a rising star with a unique way of showcasing her musical prowess through her latest EP Release.

 

We spoke with the Swedish and Berklee School of music graduate about her late singles from her Self-Titled: EP,

on going music projects and delving more inside about the musicians roots and inspiration as a singer and songwriter. Full Interview:

 

 

Miss Mathilda Official Bio

MISS MATHILDA

Miss Mathilda Skonare Karlsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter based in Stockholm. She has worked and studied with well-known names in the music industry and received a degree in fine arts at Berklee College of Music in 2013. In the fall of 2015 she debuted with her first single Color to Color, which was followed by Creep and Best Friends Heart.

Playing the classical piano and violin since an early age has influenced her songwriting, where storytelling is at the heart of the music. Portrayed as dreamy and edgy, her sound may be described as reverie pop, fused with a hint of orchestral elements.

MUSIC TO MOTION PICTURES

Miss Mathilda has been working on various projects composing music to video games, TV and theatre productions.

In 2013 the Stockholm based video game company Poppermost Productions launched their game SNOW, which she wrote music to. Later the same year she did the sound production to the production of the play “Elva Edsvurna”

performed at theatre Giljotin in Stockholm.

In the fall of 2016 she completed writing the music score to the TV series “Hemma Hos Björnen” produced by Chimichurri Produktion, which will air later in 2017.

Be sure to follow all of Miss Mathida’s musical whereabouts on Spotify , iTunes Facebook and Instagram