Scuf Gaming Sponsors the World’s Top Poker Players in the Super High Roller Bowl Airing on NBC in Las Vegas, the World Championship of High Stakes Poker

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 26, 2017

Scuf Gaming, global leader and innovator in video gaming controllers, announces its partnership with the top five German poker players attending the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas, including Fedor Holz, one of the world’s top poker players and currently 7th in the world for all time money list, Rainer Kempe, winner of last year’s Super High Roller Bowl, and top players Steffen Sontheimer, Christian Christner, and Koray Aldemir. The five German players will all wear the SCUF logo during the tournament, taking place at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, May 28 – June 1. The Super High Roller Bowl is considered the world championship of high stakes poker where the world’s top players compete for a prize pool of $16.8 million and the winner walks away with $6 million as well as the coveted Super High Roller Bowl championship ring. Bringing some celebrity star power to this year’s event, world renowned actor and comedian Kevin Hart rounds out the 56-player field.

Fedor Holz, Professional Poker Player and Co-Founder of Primed Mind said, “In my downtime, I love to play Call of Duty, Overwatch and FIFA to cool down and take a mental break from poker tournaments. With my competitive nature, I love focusing on being the best so playing with the best equipment is essential – SCUF has, by far, the best controllers! It’s a natural fit for me, Rainer, Steffen, Christian and Koray as we love to play video games together and we’re thrilled to have SCUF on board for the Super High Roller Bowl.”

After last year’s Super High Roller Bowl, Fedor sought a new challenge and decided to create the mindset coaching app, Primed Mind. The Primed Mind app uses the the same mental coaching techniques that his mental coach, Elliot Roe, has used to train Olympic Athletes, Esports Pros, High Stakes Poker Players, UFC Champions and Business Executives. Fedor shot to the top of the poker world in a matter of a few years and, to date, has amassed over $20 million in career earnings. Fedor credits much of his success to mental coaching, building confidence and becoming a better athlete while unlocking mental, physical and emotional strengths.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming has a similar outlook to science and focus when it comes to being the best. “We call the science behind competitive gaming SCUFOLOGY, connecting the brain, hand and eye with our intelligent controller. Our DNA is centered around designing gaming peripherals that increase hand use while improving comfort and gameplay in a safe, intuitive and ergonomic way. SCUF believes the power of the tools professional athletes use is key to their success.”

“We’re delighted to support Fedor, Rainer, Steffen, Christian and Koray in the Super High Roller Bowl. With over 90% of professional esports gamers in the world using a SCUF controller, we have a long history of supporting professional athletes with the best competitive gaming equipment to support their runs to victory. We’re looking forward to watching the guys compete at their highest level during this year’s Super High Roller Bowl,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming.

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for competitive gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 29 granted patents, and another 68 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. For additional information, please visit http://www.scufgaming.com.

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ARS Honors Men and Women of the Armed Forces by Implementing Veteran Initiatives

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 26, 2017

American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, is honoring those who served in the armed forces by executing community outreach initiatives geared towards veterans. The ARS Cares for Veterans initiative aims at donating an HVAC system or water heater to a veteran in need. Additionally, employees have volunteered for veterans’ agencies by planting vegetable gardens and cooking over 150 meals for homeless veterans. ARS has also sponsored several charity benefits for veterans’ organizations.

ARS has completed six HVAC and hot water heater installations to veterans-in-need as part of the ARS Cares Program. ARS has been working in targeted markets alongside veterans’ services agencies to complete this project. So far, veterans in San Diego, Tampa, Dallas, Memphis, and Salt Lake City have enjoyed new installations.

In addition to giving away HVAC and water heater equipment and installation, ARS employees in every branch across the country will be engaging in volunteer and civic opportunities geared towards veterans’ services. Prior to Memorial Day, Conway Services, a network provider for ARS, joined corporate ARS employees at the Alpha Omega Veterans Services Court Avenue location. There, they tilled and planted an 18 by 8-foot plot and planted donated vegetables and herbs. Additionally, the volunteers spruced up pre-established vegetable boxes as well as donated homemade casseroles to the facility.

“I am elated that we have strong support from ARS. It is tremendously impactful to our clients at Alpha Omega to see people in our community make an effort to spend time with them and help them with various projects,” says Cordell Walker, Executive Director of Alpha Omega Veterans Services. “We use gardening at two of our facilities as part of alternative therapy, so donating time and resources in this way is invaluable to us.”

As the “Medal of Honor” sponsor, ARS contributed to the Military Masquerade’s fundraising efforts, which ultimately rose over $40,000 for Alpha Omega Veterans Services and their programming. “It is a privilege to be able to serve those who have selflessly served our country,” says Dave Slott, ARS CEO.

As gratitude to the men and women of the armed forces of both past and present, ARS will continue to grow in their veteran initiatives at their 70 branches across the country, and they wish everyone an enjoyable and reflective Memorial Day.

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ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 23 states, with approximately 6,500 employees. The ARS network features industry-leading brands including, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy’s Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Dot, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, Efficient Attic Systems (EAS), Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter/ Proserv, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, The Irish Plumber, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. United by Exceptional Service®, the ARS / Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists, who have undergone rigorous drug testing and criminal background checks. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed.

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The American Parkinson Disease Association Scientific Advisory Board Meets To Determine 2017-2018 Research Funding

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2017

The American Parkinson Disease Association’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) met this week to review more than eighty-nine grant submissions all vying for nearly $1,000,000 in funding that will be awarded to both experienced and emerging young scientists in the Parkinson’s field.

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is focused on advancing scientific research that will support its mission to provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest. “APDA is committed to investing in high impact science that can change the course of this disease,” commented Dr. David G. Standaert, Chairman of the SAB. “As we evaluate these proposals we focus on funding researchers who are at the start of their Parkinson’s research career. Our aim is to accelerate research and support translational ideas that have the potential to truly improve the quality of life and make a difference."

APDA's SAB is comprised of scientists with a wide array of backgrounds and expertise in all areas relevant to Parkinson's disease (PD) whose research holds promise to discovering new insights etiology and treatment of the disease. Post-Doctoral Fellowships are awarded at $35,000 per year, while Research grants are awarded at $50,000 per year. Additionally, the prestigious Dr. George C. Cotzias Fellowship is a $240,000 grant given over three years to support promising young physicians and researchers who are rising stars working to establish their careers in research, teaching and patient service relevant to the problems, causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of PD and related neurological movement disorders.

This critical research funding is only possible due to the financial support from APDA’s steadfast supporters and the dedicated work of the SAB who gather on a regular basis to diligently review and recommend funding the most cutting edge projects.

The SAB meeting included research presentations from four of APDA’s 2016-2017 grantees who each represent a vast diversity of PD research areas.

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Hazem Abdelkarim, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago: Dr. Abdelkarim is seeking to structurally and biophysically characterize the direct interactions between alpha-synuclein and glycosphingolipids to determine if glycosphingolipids can modulate the association of monomeric alpha-synuclein into either toxic or nontoxic oligomers.

Vinita Ganesh Chittoor, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University: Dr. Chittoor is focused on studying the effects of altered dietary amino acids on dopamine neuron degeneration and locomotor impairment associated with mutant G2019S LRRK2, and to assess the role of TOR signaling in the effects of dietary amino acids on G2019S LRRK2-induced phenotype.

Findings from either of these studies could potentially lead to drug development that might help slow down PD progression.

APDA Research Grantees:

Beom-Chan Lee, PhD, University of Houston: The SAB was enthused to see the progress made by Dr. Lee in his work to assess the impacts on long-term rehabilitative training for people with PD who receive in-home balance exercises with assistive guidance via the smartphone-based biofeedback system, called Smarter Balance System (SBS). This work is investigating the effects of improved postural control and how that carries over to confidence in daily activities and less fear of falling.

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/investigators/hannes-devos-phd/, Kansas University Medical Center: Dr. Devos is comparing the cognitive workload during simple and challenging cognitive tasks between individuals with PD and controls with no neurological condition to understand if those with abnormally high Task Evoked Pupillary Response or TEPR values may be at risk of early cognitive decline. If successful, this TEPR evaluation could alert clinicians very early to cognitive changes that would otherwise go unnoticed.

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) proudly invests in the most promising clinicians and scientific projects focused on the discovery of the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease. APDA is committed to scientific research and has been a funding partner in most major Parkinson’s disease scientific breakthroughs, investing more than $46 million in research since 1961. Many APDA-funded researchers have successfully leveraged pilot data to secure multi-million dollar grants through the National Institute of Health.

The announcement of 2017-2018 grant funding will take place in August.

CONTACT: Stephanie Paul | 718-981-8062 | spaul(at)apdaparkinson.org | apdaparkinson.org

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About the American Parkinson Disease Association

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.

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