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You always think you can get everything in New York City. It was not until too long ago that this statement was pretty much true. We were lacking one thing, but with the launch of FUEL STOP it is now here.

The first American location of a fast-track regeneration center is now in the heart of the city. The FUEL STOP (200 Central Park South) establishes a new concept in the fast-growing preventive healthcare market. If you are looking for better health, weight loss, recovery or just more energy this is the place to be on any given day.

Unlike other centers promoted in such places as Los Angeles and Miami, what makes this different is the technology and staff behind it. The FUEL STOP is a trademarked concept operated in New York City by M3Fuel Stop Inc. M3 Fuel Stop Inc. is a wholly controlled entity of M3 Fuel Stop AG (Switzerland).

In essence, the electricity that powers it is bottom line deal-maker. In two minutes in the chamber you can improve countless things with your body. The Whole Body Cryochamber by MecoTec is considered to be the world’s leading provider of cryo-technologies. It is medically certified in Germany for highest effectiveness and safety.

fuel On a recent trial we entered the zone and were surprised that it is easy to do and not at all what you think. The thought of freezing and hurting your skin is never felt. Due to the electric component here there is nothing to fear. The process is simple.

You enter a spectacular and clean lounge with a friendly staff that guides you on how to robe yourself for the chamber with gloves, socks and a mask. From there you go into a mini-chamber to start the cooling process of your body. Then you enter the main station, where for two minutes you dance around in sub-freezing temperatures – literally you are able to move-along to music blasting from a loud speaker. It’s actually fun.

fuelThere is no pressure and surprisingly you truly do not feel cold. But, when you exit the effects are powerful and wonderful. After the chamber you are led to a vibrating plate to stand on while your circulation starts to flow through you body. A sense of vibrancy and euphoria crawls from the tips of your toes to the top of your head.

fuelAches that were there before the process seem to have magically disappeared. After less than a few moments you feel great and warmed up again. From there you can enter the Energy Lounge, which provides a unique space within a fast-track circuit to empower and ‘pause’ before going back into accelerated gear. You can be a FUEL STOPPER and warm-up with anti-inflammation pineapple tea, and get your day going even better with a second drink M3FS Brain Floss.

fuelAnd, on top of all this it is estimate that the effects of the chamber help you burn up to 800 calories. It truly is a fast-track, non-invasive and maximum real-time impact in short duration formula centered around three cornerstones of anti-aging: Endurance. Energy. Contour. – ‘feel and look great’ in less than 15 minutes.

There is even an option for an individual facial that will give your skin a youthful, glowing look to match the way your inside is gloriously feeling. The formula all together is centered around three cornerstones of anti-aging: endurance-building through cold therapy; energy replenishment through brain functionality-enhancing nutraceutical cocktails; body contour improvements through non-invasive fat and cellulite removing face and body treatments.

The best part is that it can be done on a daily basis, and all walks of life can try it.

“In my experience as a nutritionist, active professional and mother of two living in New York City, I have looked for one concept that was simply nowhere to be found: a ‘fast-track,’ all-natural and non-invasive formula to sustainably regenerate energy ‘to feel and look great’ in less than 15 minutes,” says Mila Joura, Founder and President, The FUEL STOP.  “The quest for healthy energy, faster metabolism and strengthening of the immune system has become a priority for a health conscious urban population. Regularly exposing the whole body to extremely cold temperatures (minus 200 Fahrenheit) for a short period of time (2-3min) is a unique treatment for endurance build-up and immune system support. What matters is the right technology for maximum impact. All cryo is not created equal. Proprietary nutraceutical cocktails and face and body-contour treatments together create a unique fast-track circuit. My passion and commitment is to broadly make accessible the best-in-class technologies and treatmments that are effective and safe, aligned with endurance, energy and contour. Always, all-natural, non-invasive and for maximum real-time impact in a short duration. You have to experience it for yourself,” says Mila Joura.

This is incredible and we are thankful it is in New York City. We can finally say we have it all.

For more information call (212) 235-1066 or visit http://thefuelstopnyc.com.

 

ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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Ultimate Power Lunch – UN Women For Peace Association Hosts Star-Studded Celebration

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This was not another ladies who lunch moment in the Big Apple. This was the best power lunch this season and it was all for a phenomenal cause.

On May 3, hundreds of attendees gathered inside the grand of hall of Casa Cipriani for the UN Women For Peace Association Annual Awards Luncheon. The afternoon was graced with an uplifting and harmonious affair that was one for the history books. In this moment in history the gratitude and love that filled the room was deeply appreciated and revered.  Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, Christian Elliott, The Honorable Joanne King Herring, Vicki Hollub, and Kevin Hyland OBE were all respectfully honored by  UNWFPA for achievements that have been the touchstone of change in modern times.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 3: AnnaLynne McCord and Rosanna Scotto attend UNWFPA 2022 Awards Luncheon at Casa Cipriani on May 3, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC/PMC)

Rosanna Scotto of FOX 5’s, Good Day New York emceed the delightful day that showcased the incredible strength of the women who were celebrated. Sitting over lunch, the crowd took in moving performances in between speeches that brought forth an equal amount of tears, laughter and inspiration. Wendy Moten sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow and country star Drew Baldridge sang his original song She’s Somebody’s Daughter.

As each award was presented the crowd was uplifted to their feet and applauded. It was a fitting tone for the harmonious event that made each guest realize the truly powerful mission statement of the organization.

Moments like when actress and SAG-AFTRA President, Fran Drescher, made the keynote address made the men and women in the room listen with awe. Sharing her personal story of rape survival, she brought to attention the much needed work that continues to be needed around the world.

The advocate stated with direct determination about her work with the group along with SAG-AFTRA, “We support the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women and girls as well as our own initiatives to impact national necessary changes in this area. We are committed to the prevention of violence against women and girls in the provision of services to those affected by violence. Just read from the implementation of laws and policies against violence, and to the empowerment of women and girls and societies where they’re under advantaged. This year we are launching an aggressive generational campaign called counting on men as we believe, without addressing men and boys, we will continue to fail to make progress on the issues related to violence against women and girls.”

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 3: Rebecca Damon, Fran Drescher and Ezra Night attend UNWFPA 2022 Awards Luncheon at Casa Cipriani on May 3, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC/PMC)

A key highlight of the lunch was when UNWFPA President Rema DuPont presented a posthumous Legacy Award to UNWFPA Founder, Dame Muna Rihani Al-Nasser. Her husband H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al- Nasser, with their son, Aziz Al-Nasser in the audience, accepted the award in her honor.

“UN Women for Peace Association will continue to support women and girls with our new Muna Rihani Al-Nasser Scholarship Fund for educating at-risk and underprivileged girls,” stated Rema.

Luncheon Co-Chairs were H.E. Sheikha Paula al Sabah, H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon of Two Siciles, Duchess of Castro, Susan Gutfreund, Leila Heller, Francine LeFrak, Pat Kerr Tigrett, and Regional Chairs include Countess Bérengère de Pontac, Genesis Jones, Annie Joubran, Youngsong Martin, Melissa Metz, Suzan Lee Park, Dr. Christina Rahm-Thomas, and Clayton Thomas. Guests included Reagan and Doug Bauer, Rita Cosby, Amanda Diaz, Kat Graham (award presenter), AnnaLynne McCord with Benjamin W. Decker, Denise Schwartz and Marc Rosen, Barbara Tober, as well as UNWFPA Board of Directors Michal Grayevsky (Treasurer), Valbona Neritani, and Anne Marie Dougherty.

MAY 4: Joanne King Herring and Vicky Hollub attend 2022/05/unwfpa-2022-awards-luncheon/2RDWtfrmZM on May 4, 2022. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC/PMC)

Other notable honorees included Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo received the Leadership Award for her decades of work as a peacekeeper and an advocate for women’s rights. In 2018 DiCarlo became the first woman to assume the position of Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs at the United Nations. DiCarlo has served at the United States Department of State as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and represented the United States at the Security Council, General Assembly and other United Nations bodies. Past recipients of this award include First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo Garcia de Varela, Deborra-Lee Furness, Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 3: Kat Graham and Claire Angelle attend UNWFPA 2022 Awards Luncheon at Casa Cipriani on May 3, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC/PMC)

The Honorable Joanne King Herring received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding achievements and years of work to end human trafficking and for helping survivors, which are disproportionately women and children. Herring is a political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk show host. While she was born in a world where women had limited choices, she rose to form the most significant alliance that brought an end to the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan and saved America from an economic catastrophe. Long known within the corridors of power in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, Herring’s freedom fighting role in southwest Asia was brought to a wider American audience when the true-life 1980s story of Charlie Wilson’s War was retold in 2007, with Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts playing the remarkable Herring. Past recipients of this award include Eve Branson, Loreen Arbus, and Francine LeFrak.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 3: Rosanna Scotto attends UNWFPA 2022 Awards Luncheon at Casa Cipriani on May 3, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC/PMC)

Kevin Hyland OBE received the Advocacy Award for his remarkable contributions to ending violence against women and girls everywhere. Hyland dedicated over 30 years to public service, including leading London’s Human Trafficking Unit. Hyland was appointed as the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and was elected as Ireland’s representative to the Council of Europe Independent Group of Experts for Trafficking. He was instrumental in the establishment and remains chief advisor to the Santa Marta Group, a high-level partnership between law enforcement agencies, faith groups and civil society launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican. He leads several international anti trafficking projects chairing the Responsible Recruitment Group of the Institute of Human Rights and Business and the Island of Ireland Human Trafficking Project and provides strategic leadership to the OSCE in producing global victim support guidance.

Vicki Hollub received the Humanitarian Award for her outstanding achievements in rescuing over 500 girls, and their families, by bringing them safely from Afghanistan to Portugal. Hollub was the first woman to head a major American oil company as President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum. She also serves on the boards of Lockheed Martin and the American Petroleum Institute, and is a stewardship board member for the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Energy and Material, and a member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. Past recipients of this award include Leyla Ilham Aliyeva, Dayle Haddon, HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, and Paul Bettany.

Christian Elliott received the Media Award for his heroic efforts to end modern-day slavery. Elliot created the global campaign to combat human trafficking, entitled Can you see me?. The campaign reached millions of people, equipping the general public to recognize indicators of human trafficking, and report suspected scenarios. Elliot is Global Development Officer of A21, a nonprofit organization works to end in human trafficking, with offices in 14 countries worldwide.

This was truly one lunch that will never be forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Hosts ‘Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda’

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The Hollywood Reporter hosted the inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon, presented by Walmart at the Maybourne Beverly Hills on Wednesday, April 20th.

“Raising Our Voices” brings together the industry’s most influential and inspiring executives, storytellers and thought-leaders for a groundbreaking series of discussions on the state and future of Hollywood’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) movement.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 20: (L-R) Troy Kotsur and Geena Davis attend The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices, presented by Walmart, at The Maybourne Beverly Hills on April 20, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )

During the program, keynote speaker Marlee Matlin (Academy Award-winning actor, star of Apple Studios’ 2022 “Best Picture” Oscar-winner CODA and disability advocate) was introduced by Troy Kotsur (2022 “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar-winner, CODA). During the speech, Matlin discussed the lack of representation of the deaf and disabled community within the entertainment industry and the importance of working together to help amplify these authentic and diverse voices.

Additional key moments from the program included:

  • Bird Runningwater (producer and global Indigenous activist) and Crystal Echo Hawk (President and CEO at IllumiNative) opened the program and discussed the importance of inclusion.
  • Nekesa Mumbi Moody (Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter) introduced Geena Davis (Oscar-winning actor, Founder/Chair, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, The Bentonville Film Festival) who recognized the need for more female inclusion within children and family media and made it her career goal to bring about more diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera.
  • Geena Davis introduced Jean Batthany (Walmart Chief Creative Officer) who discussed Walmart’s commitment to driving greater equity and the power of Hollywood to inspire systemic change in society.
  • Rebecca Sun (The Hollywood Reporter’s Senior Editor, Diversity and Inclusion) introduced Dr. Yalda Uhls (UCLA assistant adjunct professor and Founder of the Center for Scholars and Storytellers) who shared details regarding data included in the first inclusion report in 2020 and how diversity affects Hollywood production.
  • Stacey Wilson Hunt (award-winning entertainment journalist) led the State of Inclusion in Hollywood panel, which included questions posed to Alex Schmider (Director of Transgender Representation, GLAAD), Dr. Sharoni Little (Head of Global Inclusion Strategy at CAA), Gloria Calderón Kellett (writer, producer, director and actor), Latasha Gillespie (Head of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amazon Studios, Prime Video and IMDb), Samata Narra (Senior Vice-President, Equity + Inclusion, Content, Warner Bros. Discovery) and Wilmer Valderrama (actor and activist).
  • Julie Gehrki (Vice President of Philanthropy, Walmart) and Tony Waller (Vice President, Constituent Relations and Racial Equity, Walmart) discussed Walmart’s efforts to advance racial equity and announced a $1 million grant to the Ghetto Film School to create a storytelling training program for Black businesses in partnership with WOCStar Capital.
  • Colleen Bataille (Head of Marketing and Communications, WOCStar Capital) and Ghetto Film School student, Alyse Arteaga discussed how Walmart’s grant allows the organizations to help Black businesses market their companies and secure capital through storytelling, in turn helping to grow their businesses.
  • Carlos Lopez Estrada discussed the Ghetto Film School’s mission to teach its students how to use their voices to tell authentic, impactful stories and how the support from Walmart aligns with this mission.
  • Richie Siegel (Co-founder and President of Inevitable Foundation) and Nic Novicki (Founder and Director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge) discussed representation and accommodation for disabled individuals. Novicki also outlined the goals of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.
  • Heather Rossi (American Sign Language interpreter and chief ASL consultant on CODA), Jack Jason, Justin Maurer and Rorri Burton acted as interpreters during the program.

Additional notable talent in attendance included Amy Landecker, Daniel Durant and Natalie Morales.

 

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Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame Awards Honors Media Trailblazers

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It was a night that honored the best in media.

On Thursday, April 14, the Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame Awards took place. The 30th anniversary gala paid tribute to the pioneers, innovators and stars of broadcast, cable, and broadband television.

More than 800 decision makers in the broadcast, cable TV and other media industries gathered in the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City for the memorable evening.

Hannah Storm and Al Roker co-hosted the luxurious soiree that presented the first ever Iconic Network Award to ESPN.

Twelve of the industry’s most notable individuals were inducted into the 2022 Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame during the 30th Anniversary Gala including: Savannah Guthrie – Co-Anchor of TODAY and NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent; Hoda Kotb – Co-Anchor of NBC News’ TODAY and Co-Host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna; Emily Barr – President & CEO, Graham Media Group; Nomi Bergman – President, Advance/Newhouse Investment Partnership; Brandon Burgess – Former Chairman/CEO ION Media Networks; Susanne Daniels – Media Consultant & Lecturer – Former Global Head of YouTube Originals; Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group; Leo MacCourtney – President, Katz Television Group; Dan Mason – Past President and CEO, CBS Radio;  Steve Miron – Chief Executive Officer, Advance/Newhouse Partnership; Steven R. Swartz – President & CEO, Hearst; and Curtis Symonds – President, HBCU GO TV/Allen Media Group.

During an emotionally empowering speech, Kotb brought the audience to near tears as she spoke about her incredible and inspirational journey to the top of the industry.

“I am grateful to be inducted into the Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame,” she proudly told the audience.  “This award is to all the women who felt not worthy. You are worth it.”

The entire gala carried the same tone of beautiful and hopeful remarks that gloriously brought dignity to each one of the recipients. A coveted Hall of Fame honor is more than the acknowledgement of a successful career – it’s entry into an exclusive community of honorees that have truly changed the paradigm of the industry.

Previous honorees have included greats like Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw, Michael Powell, the cast of The View, Robert A. Iger, Dr. John Malone and more.

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Katharine McPhee Foster Honors World Mental Health Day with Zumba Fun

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Dance it out.

This week the the talented Katharine McPhee Foster helped bring mental health awareness to center stage.

The super star and Zumba Instructor Jeimy Bueno gathered in Manhattan to lead a thrilling Zumba session that helped kick off a moment of bliss and happiness after nearly two years of struggle due to the pandemic.

The dazzling class was jam-packed with colorful joy that showcased a surprise performance by Broadway Actresses Phoebe Koyabe and Gabrielle Carrubba in honor of World Mental Health Day coming up on Sunday. The day was also special as Zumba made a donation to the World Federation For Mental Health.

– New York, NY – 10/07/2021 – Zumba hosts #StepIntoHappy event with actress Katharine McPhee Foster in celebration of World Health-PHOTO by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com

Zumba is taking World Mental Health Day a step further this month to raise awareness around the importance and recognition of mental health, and mental health related illness and issues.

Over the past 10 years, Zumba Love, the organization’s philanthropic platform, has been dedicated to raising funds that have garnished $7.5M to date, Through dance, fitness, friendship and love, Zumba has created a platform to champion support and education around mental health this month and into the future.

In addition to this session, Zumba has partnered with Therapist and New York Times bestselling Author Nedra Tawwab who will be releasing weekly mental health tips every Tuesday on the Zumba IG channel addressing Mental Fitness, Social Anxiety, Body Positivity/ Body Neutrality and Postpartum Depression.

The social series “In and Out” also has launched. The fitness industry has been focused on the physical before-and-after of working out, showing images of bodies only and making it solely weight-driven. At Zumba, they like to flip-the-script and focus on the emotional transformation that leads to sweat and smiles.

Offering a full schedule of mental health focused activities on Instagram on World Mental Health Day on October 10, Zumba has a schedule of activities, which will go live on Saturday, October 9th on @zumba

Photo Credit: Michael Simon/Startraksphoto

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A Dazzling Night – Global Citizen Live

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Global Citizen Live captivated the world last night. Around the planet the voices were heard as they sang and spoke about some of the most important topics of modern times.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speak onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen )

The 24-hour, worldwide broadcast event was part of a campaign to defend the planet and defeat poverty by petitioning world leaders, philanthropists, and the private sector to prioritize new commitments towards climate change and famine. Artists, luminaries, and dignitaries took the stage around the world, Global Citizen announced 157 million trees, and US$1.1 billion committed to climate, famine, and COVID-19 response efforts.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Chris Martin and Billie Eilish perform onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Central Park hosted part of the worldwide event and the showcase of incredible talent was breathtaking. Captivating performances by the likes of Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Lang Lang touched the hearts of over 60,000 fans gathered on The Great Lawn.

“This is my first time back on the stage in two and half years. This is magical… sing along for the rest of the show if you can,” said Mendes told the crowd during an electrifying performance that included songs “Summer of Love” and “Wonder.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen )

Other highlights included Lizzo juicing the audience up with “Good as Hell” and telling the lawn to chant back with her, “We are the generation to make a change! We are a generation to save our planet!”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Lizzo performs onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen )

When the queen of the Bronx, J.Lo took the stage with “Pa Ti” the concert turned the cool breezes of the night into a steamy dance floor. More grand moments were displayed as Billie Eilish electrified the event followed by a truly dazzling show by Cold Play. The audience was bright with hope and bliss as they jumped up and down wearing synchronized lit up bracelets that sparkled to the tunes of “Yellow” and “Higher Power.”

The night took a surprise turn when legendary singer Paul Simon took the stage. With a beautiful and heartfelt solo performance of “The Sound of Silence” it brought together the impact that Global Citizen Live has on the world.

This was more than a concert. This was a way for the world to heal.

For more information about Global Citizen Live, visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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