GoodLife Home Loans Announces New, Higher 2020 Reverse Mortgage Limits

Reviewing Reverse Mortgage Limits

Reviewing Reverse Mortgage Limits

Every year, the FHA announces lending limits for government-sponsored programs. GoodLife reports these changes to educate seniors on their retirement options.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA, USA, December 31, 2019 / — Every year, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announces its new lending limits for government-sponsored programs. GoodLife Home Loans (“GoodLife”) reports on these changes to educate seniors about their options in retirement.

Retirees and working seniors who have considered a reverse mortgage are in for good news: The Federal Housing Administration has increased the nationwide lending limit to $765,600 for 2020, according to GoodLife Home Loans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a number of programs that help Americans meet their housing needs, one of them being the home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), commonly referred to as a “reverse mortgage.”

Reverse Mortgage Changes

As a part of HUD’s Office of Housing, the FHA insures reverse mortgages to provide lenders with protection against losses, as they agree to pay FHA-approved lenders a claim for unpaid principal balances on defaulted loans. Loans backed by the FHA bear less risk, so they’re able to expand their lending parameters to help more seniors with their housing needs. However, the FHA will only insure mortgages up to a certain amount—which recently increased by $39,075 over last year.

GoodLife recently revealed that the nationwide reverse mortgage lending limits for 2020 grew to $765,600 compared to the old limit of $726,525. The new maximum claim amount means that eligible seniors may now be able to receive a higher principal limit on a reverse mortgage loan or a line of credit.

This may prove especially useful to potential borrowers with high-valued homes and large mortgages, since there may now be enough proceeds to pay off their existing mortgage through the HECM reverse mortgage program.

HECMs allow seniors (Age 62 and above) to tap into a portion of their home equity—with an appraised value up to $765,600, then to convert their equity into spendable money. These funds can then be used to pay for a variety of expenses in retirement, including eliminating their current mortgage payment, make home renovations, pay for medical expenses and in-home nursing care, and more. Many seniors living on a fixed, limited income in retirement have found reverse mortgages to be incredibly helpful for improving their cash flow and their quality of life.

Reverse Mortgage Guidelines

GoodLife Home Loans, a trusted reverse mortgage provider, notes that to qualify for the HECM program, you must be at least 62 years of age, own substantial equity in your home, and live in the property as your primary residence.

GoodLife points out that although the lending limit is now $765,600, it does not necessarily follow that approved applicants will receive a loan in that amount. The principal limit borrowers may be eligible for is based on the appraised value of the home, the interest rate of the loan, and the age of the youngest borrower. Ask for their free calculator or get more information on their website.

GoodLife discusses 2020 reverse mortgage changes in detail, including updates to insurance premiums, additions to the appraisal process, and expansion of condominium eligibility criteria at their educational blog. Their mission is to provide seniors and their families with all of the information they need to feel confident in the decisions they make towards their financial future.

About the Company

GoodLife Home Loans is an FHA-approved lender specializing in HECM loans. They help eligible seniors access a portion of their home equity while they continue to live in the property, so that they may enjoy a comfortable retirement rather than worrying over the cost of living. You can learn more about how they may be able to help you live The GoodLife in Retirement by visiting them at

GoodLife Home Loans
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Nuclear Leader David Blee, 66, Dies

USNIC (202) 332-8155

Statement By The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

Few have had David Blee's ability to navigate the corridors of Washington and consistently advance worthy goals as capably as he.”

— Hon. Bud Albright, USNIC Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, December 31, 2019 / — The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) announced today that its founder and leader, president and chief executive officer, Mr. David Blee died suddenly this past weekend due to medical complications stemming from an adverse reaction to medication he was taking at the time.

For over 15 years since its founding and that of its predecessor organizations, David has been at the helm of USNIC and has been instrumental in guiding and leading industry efforts to win support for nuclear power in the U.S., and internationally. He was a tireless champion and was highly respected and admired by all for his efforts.

Hon. Bud Albright, the USNIC Chairman and former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, stated that "the loss of our friend and able leader, David, leaves our hearts hollow. He was a good man. Few have his ability to navigate the corridors of Washington and consistently advance worthy goals as capably as he. We shall miss him terribly, and as he would want, we shall continue to advance innovation, progress, and the application of advanced nuclear energy technology for the betterment of the world." Hon. Albright also reported that the USNIC board has met and has developed a plan to ensure USNIC's continuity and continued advocacy for the U.S. nuclear industry.

David's public service experience included his current appointment to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee and past appointments as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy – and as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Senator Connie Mack while Hon. Mack was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to founding USNIC and its predecessors, David Blee was an Executive Vice President for NAC International, a U.S.-based energy services and technology company, where he directed the company's Worldwide Consulting Group and Marketing & Business Development portfolios. Mr. Blee was previously a Senior Vice President for the strategic communications firm Robinson, Lake, Lerer and Montgomery.

The son of a Central Intelligence Agency officer who headed divisions in India and the former Soviet Union, David was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and lived 11 of his first 14 years overseas, including six years in India. He graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with a degree in economics but was soon drawn to politics and public service. David held numerous positions in government and industry over a career spanned several decades but as USNIC's leader he came to focus on efforts to revitalize the nuclear power industry. USNIC plays a key role in many facets of nuclear technology and commerce, and he was widely known as the industry's chief advocate and promoter inside and outside the halls of government.

In addition to his responsibilities as a nuclear industry leader, David was an avid horse racing industry enthusiast and a dedicated and loving husband and father. David Blee died on December 29, 2019 in Kentucky and was 66 years old. David is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and three children – Cooper, Elizabeth and Augustus Blee; brothers Richard, John and Robert and twin sister Elizabeth.

The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over 80 companies USNIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers and service.

Caleb Ward
United States Nuclear Industry Council
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CERTOLAB Laboratorios de Ciudad de Mexico: El Mejor Servicio Medico Empresarial Hasta Tu Empresa

Certolab Unidades Medicas Moviles de Mexico

Certolab Unidades Medicas Moviles de Mexico



Certolab - Our Clients

Certolab – Our Clients

CERTOLAB se complace en brindar sus servicios médicos empresariales y exámenes especializado para la salud laboral en las empresas en Ciudad de México.

Deja la salud de tu empresa en nuestras manos — somo expertos y estamos para apoyarte.”

— Hector Rafael Perez Moreno, CERTOLAB

CIUDAD DE MEXICO, CDMX, MEXICO, December 31, 2019 / — Las empresas, al ser una fuente importante de empleo, requieren crear, fortalecer y sostener una cultura en prevención de riesgos laborales que proteja eficazmente su valioso capital humano y cumplir con el marco legal vigente, tal como lo señala la Ley Federal del Trabajo, el Reglamento Federal de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo y la Norma Oficial Mexicana de Servicios Preventivos de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo-Funciones y Actividades.

Dado que el capital humano es uno de los activos más importantes de las empresas, se ha vuelto necesario invertir en su bienestar para resguardar tanto su integridad física como psicológica. Por ello en CERTOLAB Laboratorios en Ciudad de México, ponemos a su disposición nuestra gran experiencia en Salud Ocupacional y le ofrecemos nuestros servicios de operación médica dentro de las instalaciones de su empresa.

Nuestro compromiso es ser un aliado que facilite el cumplimiento de las normas laborales vigentes y desarrolle estrategias que permitan el logro de objetivos de las empresas.

Realizamos evaluaciones médicas con el fin de monitorear la exposición a factores de riesgo y determinar la existencia consecuencias en el estado de salud de los trabajadores. Incluyendo anamnesis, examen físico completo, análisis de pruebas clínicas y paraclínicas, estudios de laboratorio, imáneges diagnósticas por Rx y ultrasonido, electrocardiograma, audiometrías, espirometrías y su correlación entre ellos para emitir un diagnóstico y recomendaciones. Estas pueden ser evaluaciones de ingreso, periódicas, de retiro o de post-incapacidad. Con los exámenes médicos, practicados por médicos especialistas en Salud Ocupacional, se elabora una Historia Clínica Ocupacional en la cual se hace énfasis en el Riesgo de exposición Laboral (Químicos, Físicos, Biológicos, Ergonómicos, Mecánicos y Psicosociales), así como en la Seguridad e Higiene Industrial (Accidentes y enfermedades de trabajo y Personal Ocupacionalmente Expuesto a humos, polvos, etc.).

-Examen Médico de Admisión
-Jornadas Masivas de Admisión
-Seguimiento de Pacientes
-Exámenes Médicos Periódicos
-Análisis clínicos
-Diagnóstico Empresarial y Mapa de Salud
-Exámenes Médicos personalizados por sector industria
-Toma de muestra de laboratorio clínico
-Exámenes médicos
-Exámenes especiales POE´s
-Campañas de salud
-Consulta médica especializada
-Radiología convencional
-Audiometría con/sin cabina
-Electrocardiograma con/sin interpretación
-Evaluación optométrica
-Ultrasonido pélvico
-Ultrasonido abdominal
-Telerradiografía de tórax
-Serie radiológica lumbrosacra (AP y lateral)
-Consulta psicológica
-Pruebas de aptitudes

Una prueba antidoping puede ser requerida antes de una contratación laboral, o realizada bajo algún motivo justificado, de ahí la importancia de priorizar un resultado negativo en ella.

Una prueba antidoping es un examen químico que apoya en el procedimiento de detección, prevención y control de uso métodos y sustancias químicas, ya sean drogas ilegales o medicamentos controlados. Regularmente el termino antidoping es asociado el uso de sustancias prohibidas, por ello, también es llamado examen toxicológico, lo que hace referencias al muestreo que se le realiza a una persona para detectar su consumo.

Diversas instituciones actualmente están recurriendo a este tipo de pruebas para asegurarse de no enlistar en su equipo a personas que tengan antecedentes o predisposición al consumo de drogas.

Existen diferentes procedimientos que ayudan a efectuar si una persona consume o no sustancias tóxicas. La prueba antidoping por medio de diferentes muestreos sirve de apoyo en la detección del consumo y se ha catalogado como uno de los análisis más efectivos. Algunos de los más comunes en el campo de la medicina son los siguientes:

Prueba antidoping de orina: Analiza y mide el consumo de sustancias que una persona ha ingerido recientemente, alrededor de tres a cinco días, esto debido a que la mayor parte de las drogas tiene un promedio de vida de 48 horas.

El consumo de drogas se ha acrecentado en México alarmantemente, por lo cual realizamos programas para prevención y detección oportuna en Abuso de Drogas y Alcohol. Es por ello que nuestro Protocolo de Cadenas de Custodia apoya y asesora a las instituciones educativas e industrias en general para su detección oportuna y con ello evitar riesgos que signifiquen costosos eventos futuros como: baja productividad, accidentes, daños a los activos, rotación de personal.

Para Industrias: Contamos con el programa global de empresa Integrado por prevención, detección y tratamiento oportuno.
Toma y recolección de muestras con cadena de custodia en exámenes toxicológicos y de alcoholemia, esto se puede llevar a cabo en sus instalaciones o en nuestro laboratorio.
Mediante este programa se pretende minimizar riesgos de accidentes, mejora de la productividad y conductas no deseables y de riesgo para Tu empresa.

En CERTOLAB, nos encontramos comprometidos en brindarle a usted y a su empresa un apoyo total.
Contamos con Unidades Móviles especializadas Certificadas mediante las cuales podrás recibir un servicio médico y de diagnostico INTEGRAL en las instalaciones de tu empresa, optimizando tiempos y costos.
Las unidades móviles son fáciles de instalar, ofreciendo servicio las 24 horas los 365 días del año, con cobertura en todo el territorio nacional.
Los equipos con los que cuentan las unidades cumplen con los mas altos estándares de calidad.
¡Optimiza, Eficientiza, Ahorra y Gana y obtén resultados de calidad!

Llevamos todos los servicios médicos y de diagnostico hasta Tu empresa
Ahorra tiempo, dinero. Disminuye tus primas de seguridad social. Elimina la perdida de horas hombre por traslados para sus exámenes de ingreso o periódicos.

Contamos con unidades móviles para Rayos X, Ultrasonidos, Audiometrias con cabina insonorizada, Espirometrias, Consulta medica, Análisis clínicos, Electrocardiograma y mas. Todas nuestras unidades cuentan con la Certificacion ISO 9001:2008.

Realización de estudios periódicos programados por la Empresa, según el riesgo laboral de cada trabajador y las normas a cubrir en materia de salud; ofrecemos de ser requerido una asesoría puntual en el diseño de los perfiles de estudios a realizar por área.

Participación en Campañas de Salud, ofreciendo nuestros servicios de Diagnóstico como Check Ups, a precios preferenciales para los trabajadores de la Empresa, así como pláticas de prevención e informativas.
Generación de Convenios de descuento permanentes para los trabajadores y sus familiares directos en nuestras sucursales, con lo que Laboratorios CERTOLAB reafirma su responsabilidad social, dando acceso a servicios de diagnóstico de calidad a precios justos a las familias.

Héctor Rafael Pérez Moreno
CERTOLAB Servicios Médicos para Empresas
+52 1 55 5872 4652
email us here

Laboratorios CERTOLAB en Ciudad de México: Unidades Médicas Móviles, Examenes Médicos, Análisis Clínicos, Prueba Antidoping

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Driving School in Newmarket Treats Driving Anxieties, Trains All Students to "Survive Every Drive" From the Start

Shayraz Khan of Tomorrow's Drivers and a student who passed their Ontario G/G2 road test

Shayraz Khan of Tomorrow’s Drivers and a student who passed their Ontario G/G2 road test

Tomorrow's Drivers G2 Test Tips for Newmarket and Markham Drivers

Tomorrow’s Drivers G2 Test Tips for Newmarket and Markham Drivers

Tomorrow's Drivers in Newmarket helps G1 & G2 drivers overcome on-road anxieties & develop the confidence they need to drive any time, anywhere, at any place.

Cars can be replaced. People can’t. Those words might seem harsh, but when you’re talking about learning to drive, it’s a matter of life and death. And we take nothing lightly.”

— Shayraz A. Khan, CEO Tomorrow's Drivers

NEWMARKET, ON, CANADA, December 31, 2019 / — For over 10 years, Tomorrow's Drivers, a driving school in Newmarket and Markham, has been teaching students the knowledge of how to make good, confident driving decisions — no matter where they are, and no matter the time of their life. One inhibitor of road safety is anxiety, phobias, traumas or lack of confidence in on-road performance. These fears can contribute to unsafe driving behavior, which endangers the driver and others on the road.

In addition to core training, Tomorrow's Drivers instructors specialize in treating and curing anxieties and phobias about driving. This is a component of all their programs — ranging from their Ontario Ministry of Transportation-approved BDE training for beginner drivers with a G1 license (and even students who haven't yet applied for a G1), to refresher lessons to help drivers easily warm up for their G2 & G road tests.

Instructors analyze how emotions affect the driving student and focus on correcting deep-seated emotional and intellectual bad habits. The goal is to replace bad habits with positive habits in order to develop the emotional confidence of students and make them better drivers.

The symptoms of a phobia can range from mild feelings of apprehension and anxiety to a full-blown panic attack. Physical symptoms can include difficulty breathing, racing or pounding heart, chest pain or tightness, trembling or shaking, feeling dizzy or light-headed, a churning stomach, hot or cold flashes, tingling sensations, or sweating. Sufferers may also experience a range of emotional symptoms such as feeling overwhelming anxiety or panic or feeling an intense need to escape a situation.

People are not born with fears and phobias; instead, these reactions are imprinted in the mind as a learned response from previous negative or traumatic experiences. A driving anxiety could stem from having been in a road accident, witnessing an accident, or being involved in a road rage incident.

​The experienced, MTO-licensed instructors at Tomorrow's Drivers work with the part of the mind that harbours fears and phobias. Phobia therapy has proven to be extremely effective, and people tend to see results very quickly. By helping drivers replace a negative behavior pattern with a positive pattern, instructors empower students to be more relaxed and maintain focus and control while driving.

Whether the student has a G1 license, G2 license, or a full license, Tomorrow's Drivers focuses on only one ultimate goal: confidence on the road. It is not sufficient to train only for the road tests, which are easy to pass. The key focus at Tomorrow's Drivers is to fully immerse students in learning the life-saving skills necessary to drive in any situation they may encounter. With these skills mastered, students can be safe and confident drivers.

Driving is one of the most important life skills any person needs to go places; if they fail to have the know-how and confidence to drive after passing their G, not only can it be difficult for them to get where they want — it can put their life even more on the line. That's why it's vital to get the proper driver education, and that's just what Tomorrow's Drivers provides.

For more information about treating driving anxiety, visit the website at Tomorrow's Drivers Newmarket. Tomorrow's Drivers can be contacted by email at or by phone at 1 (800) 241-7493.


Tomorrow's Drivers is an innovative driving school that offers Ministry-Approved BDE Courses and has an unmatched 99.5% passing ratio. Centrally located in the heart of Newmarket at Leslie Street and Davis Drive near the 404 Town Centre, the classroom is a convenient six-minute drive from the Newmarket Drive Test Centre, and also provides training to students in surrounding York Region cities including Markham and Richmond Hill. The training methods at Tomorrow's Drivers have been honed over several years, and the school has had over 10,000 successful graduates.

Shayraz A. Khan
Tomorrow's Drivers Driving Schools Newmarket
+ +1 8002417493
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Tomorrow’s Drivers: “Road test warm-up lesson calmed my nerves!”

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San Francisco-Based Moving Company Excels at Commercial Moves

Good Green Moving, an award-winning moving services company based in San Francisco, California.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, December 31, 2019 / — San Francisco-Based Moving Company Excels at Commercial Moves

Good Green Moving, an award-winning moving services company based in San Francisco, California, provides exceptional commercial moving services to business clients and other entities within the Bay Area.

Good Green Moving provides commercial moving services to businesses, museums, galleries, shop owners, and other entities in and around the Bay Area, including the cities of Oakland, Novato, Mill Valley, San Rafael, and others. Services include both local moves and moves across the country. No move is too big or too small; Good Green Moving moves businesses from one building to another or from one suite to another within the same building. Regardless of the distance, Good Green Moving provides excellent care and customer service every time.

Reducing the Impact of a Move

Moving an office from one location to another is never enjoyable, but Good Green Moving takes as much of the stress and disruption out of the process as possible. A commercial move is disruptive not only to employees but also to the daily running of the business. This Bay Area moving company strives to go the extra mile to ensure as little disruption as possible to both day-to-day operations and employee morale during the move process.

Experts at Moving Valuable Assets

The professionals at Good Green Moving are experts at commercial moves and treat clients’ valued assets as if they were their own. Whether they’re moving office furniture or valued works of art, each piece is carefully recorded, categorized, and packed for the move.

For office moves, this commercial moving company breaks down all cubicles, secures them for the move, transports them, and rebuilds them in the new location. All office furniture is carefully packed to minimize damage. Extra blankets, bubble wrap, or shrink-wrap is used when needed to protect clients’ valuable assets. Impacted employees’ office items are boxed and labeled clearly to ensure delivery to the right cubicle in the new office space. Computers, laptops, hardware, servers, copiers, or other office machinery are also carefully secured for the move to the new office location where they are unpacked and reassembled as quickly as possible.

In the case of a museum or storefront, Good Green employees carefully wrap all artwork, shop inventory, fixtures, computers, or cash registers for the move. Each move is handled as carefully and as quickly as possible to minimize the downtime associated with the move.

Good Green Moving Offers Additional Services

In addition to basic commercial moving services, Good Green Moving also offers the following services to help clients with their relocation needs.

Storage services. Good Green Moving has state-of-the-art storage facilities that are temperature controlled. These solar-powered warehouses not only protect clients’ assets, but they help protect the environment as well. Good Green offers both long-term and temporary storage services.

Install and build services. Good Green offers extra help at the new office in the form of install and build services. They help with hanging office artwork, hanging TVs in break rooms, assembling office furniture, and computer set-up. This offering eliminates much of the stress of moving to a new office or business location.

Good Green Moving strives to make commercial moves as easy as possible, minimizing operational downtime and stress on impacted employees. For more information on Good Green Moving’s commercial moving services, interested companies should reach out to set up a consultation.

Contact Good Green Moving

Jonathan Cook

About Good Green Moving

San Francisco-based Good Green Moving provides residential and commercial moving, storage, and related services to residents in the Bay Area and Austin, Texas. Good Green Moving was featured as the best moving company in the area in 2018 Best of San Francisco Magazine for its unique approach to ecologically responsible moving practices and its stellar commitment to customer satisfaction.

Jonathan Cook
Good Green Moving
+1 855-613-4663
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Bringing to light the Leading Wearable App Development Companies of 2019 – An exclusive evaluation by

The Top Wearable App Developers of 2019

Top Wearable App Development Companies – 2019

Wearing an ergonomic device to stay connected is trending so we collated a list of firms that are phenomenal in offering wearable app development services.

An expert wearable app developer will offer a solution which is cohesive in terms of device trends and technical trends more appealingly with user-friendly ideas.”


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2019 / — Wearable app development is budding as the most happening business of the season for the reason that it is the point where fashion and technology meets. This is one of the most crucial technical development areas as the developers' and the whole team involved need to be more creative and sensitive at the same time in experimenting with the requirements on the wearable device chosen.

Expert developers claim that it should be cohesive in terms of device trends and technology trends in a most appealing and user-friendly manner. There are efficient mobile app development companies that are extraordinary in offering attractive wearable solutions.

One who decides to develop a wearable app for personal or business necessities should know whom to approach and how to choose the best wearable app developer for the requirements to get an amazing result. It is not enough if you choose the best in class developer in terms of technological excellence, but an exceptionally creative team is important. The team should be intelligent enough to impress the users with the app quotients that justify both the areas; it should be functional and fashionable at the same time.

The analysts of evaluated hundreds of top wearable app developers who made a difference in satisfying their clients and have been noted as competent teams that will carry out wearable app needs more logically, offering the best in the market. Here we bring to you the list of Top Wearable App Development Companies that changed the obsolete wearable device applications more fashionable and personable in 2019.

The list of Top Wearable App Developers of 2019

Fusion Informatics
Nous Infosystems
Excellent WebWorld
Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd
Softweb Solutions Inc
Softjourn, Inc.
EffectiveSoft Corporation
MAAN Softwares INC.
SunArc Technologies
Archer Software
Cumulations Technologies
MessageMuse Digital Agency
ConnectionFace Technologies
Nichetech Solutions
Let's Nurture
Dogtown media
Krify Software Technologies
F5 Buddy

As a renowned and dedicated directory of B2B service providers understands that finding a trustworthy and good mobile app development company can be time-consuming as well as tiresome. We, as a reputed research and analysis platform, act as a bridge between the organizations and the mobile app development companies for smooth initiation of the mobile app development process.

Gillian Harper
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2019 Gay Travel Awards Winners Revealed!

23 Leading LGBTQ+, inclusive and accepting winners selected from hundreds of finalists.

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, December 31, 2019 / — — a trusted resource for LGBTQ+ travelers across the globe – today announced the winners of The 2019 Gay Travel Awards℠.

The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ+ welcoming properties, events, destinations, and travel-related companies around the world. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness and acceptance. This year, 23 winners were selected from hundreds of nominees.

"The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ+ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, superb customer service, and hospitality excellence," said Charlie Rounds, Editor of

This year’s Gay Travel Award sponsors were Andrew Christian and MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skin Care.

A complete list of this year’s categories and winners are listed alphabetically below and on the blog:

Airline – Southwest Airlines
Bed & Breakfast / Inn – Inn on the Alameda (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Car Rental – Advantage Rent a Car
Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line
Destination – Banff & Lake Louise, Canada
Event – Gay Wine Weekend (Sonoma, CA)
Hidden Gem – Kahanda Kanda (Sri Lanka)
Hotel, Bar – Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Hotel, Beach Resort – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
Hotel, Boutique – XV Beacon (Boston, MA)
Hotel, Business – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina​
Hotel, Casino – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Hotel, City – The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Hotel, Family – Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (Orlando, FL)
Hotel, Golf – Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort &
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (Palm Springs, CA)
Hotel, Honeymoon – Sri panwa, Phuket (Thailand)
Hotel, Luxury – The St. Regis Mexico City
Hotel, Pride – The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Hotel, Spa & Wellness – Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico)
Hotel, Wedding – South Seas Island Resort (Captiva Island, FL)
Pride – NYC Pride
Tour Operator – HE Travel

About the Gay Travel Awards:
The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire and challenge other companies and brands to follow their spirit of inclusiveness as well as to constantly improve their amenities and service levels for the LGBTQ+ Community.

For more information on the awards, please visit

GayTravel connects the LGBTQ+ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable.

For additional information, visit or call (800) GAY-TRAVEL or follow @GayTravel on Facebook and Twitter, @GayTravelInsta on Instagram.

Victoria Prisco
1-800-GAY-TRAVEL EXT#709
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Munfarid’s VRXOne Program Sets Sail for New Destinations

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

VRXOne experiencing network growth for Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Program.

Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education”

— Dr. Sana Farid ( CEO & Co-Founder ) Munfarid – Mulhimat – VRXOne


VRXOne is a state-of-the-art Immersive Education Program created by Munfarid, an innovation firm specializing in Artificial Intelligence (Ai), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). This program targets K-12, higher education, non-formal education, and even special education requirements.
The primary objective is to facilitate training, learning, and skill development across various industries. Immersive education includes the incorporation of immersive and creative technologies to impart high-quality education – that adds real value in terms of increased engagement, enhanced knowledge retention, and eventually better results.
The prospect of cutting-edge, customizable solutions tailored for specific training environments is exceptionally efficient and effective. The onset of technology has its pros and cons. While access to specialized information has increased, distractions are on the rise too. VRXOne’s Immersive Education Program helps raise the bar on classroom learning and consequently brings back lost attention to classrooms.
The bottom line is that Immersive learning presents a medium that makes learning an enjoyable process, rather than a cumbersome one. The ingenious experiences help students understand intricate concepts easily and also promote the practical industry-level applications of theoretical knowledge.



Google set out to make the impossible possible: Assimilate all the world's information and present it on a single platform. Google Expeditions is the result. This project successfully impacted the lives of over 8 million students.

Expeditions aid teachers teach better by spiking curiosity in students about lessons that are otherwise perceived as boring.

The ambition is to leverage this groundwork that Google has laid for the future of education. The aim is to make Google Expedition accessible to millions of students by providing a comprehensive program in classrooms. And has successfully reached the dream figure of 1,000,000 VR expeditions for students in the Middle East.

“VRXOne equips learning with the scorching power of VRAR and rich in value content curated by the leading scholars.”

As VRXOne is the official Google Expeditions partner (in the regions of the Middle East, Africa, and the Sub Continent), this premium and copyrighted content that Google offers is now provided as a first-hand experience to a myriad of schools. Another fascinating feature is the ability to create virtual field trips wherein students can get transported to all kinds of new locations for learning and exploration – be it the Himalayas or the coronary artery of the human heart.


Students with intellectual or cognitive disabilities often struggle with communication, focus, and concentration. Fortunately, Immersive Learning is here to turn the tables around.
VR helps create safe environments for students with special needs to improve instrumental motor and intellectual skills. This is the most noteworthy capability of Immersive Learning: Make education accessible to everybody willing to learn.

“The onset of Virtual Reality (VR) means that high-quality education is no longer a luxury that students with special needs can only crave after.”

All in all, VR helps special students to focus on individual abilities, strengths, and learning preferences that would be otherwise be hindered in the case of conventional educational systems. The result is a surge in self-confidence and self-esteem – both of which tend to take a hit when students feel bogged down by their disabilities.
Moreover, the happiness that these students feel thanks to the intervention of VR is just indescribable. What once seemed impossible is now very much possible through 4IR technology like Extended Reality.


Well, Immersive Learning helps conduct VR Field Trips to Mars: Something that still seems surreal but is possible. This makes the study of space and astrophysics so much more exciting and engaging. VRXOne joined hands UAE schools to host virtual reality trips to Space, including the Red Planet.

“The giant red planet of Mars is suddenly within grasp, thanks to the virtual reality stardom”

Additionally, VRXOne is also prepping up the young minds of UAE to get up to speed with the covetous Mars Mission featuring the Hope Probe set to reach orbit in 2021.


The Expo 2020 is the grand stage for all different kinds of scintillating technology, and VRXOne aims to increase the exposure of Dubai students to connect better with millions of students worldwide.
Consequently, students will plan VR based journeys to better appreciate the essence of the massive technology extravaganza that Expo 2020 is all about.


VRXOne is aggressively expanding worldwide to help students and teachers harness the ground-breaking innovation of Immersive Learning.
The new target regions are interesting choices for a variety of reasons:

– India is home to the world’s third-largest education system and is a perfect platform to pitch the revolutionizing technology of Immersive Learning and popularize it.
– Egypt welcomes technological advancements into their schooling system. Interestingly, the demand for education is impressive due to the steady population growth. This country has regularly acknowledged education as the sole means of economic and social mobility. Additionally, the culture of embracing change and wanting to evolve will undoubtedly foster the sophisticated onset of Immersive Learning.
– Oman places high emphasis on accessibility to education as all three levels of school are free of charge. This realization of the essence of education will definitely welcome Immersive Learning to improve the teaching and learning efficiencies of schools.
– Pakistan’s constitution has a unique law that provides free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years. This nation is consistently endeavoring to achieve greater success in the education frontier. Spreading awareness about the potential of Immersive Learning could define a whole new perspective to education.

The underlying objective behind this expansion is subtle and crisp: Educate educators to improve the learning experience using immersive learning.

“The geographical expansion to other countries of the Middle East and prominent countries of Asia is bound to exponentially increase the popularity of XR in the field of education.”

This isn’t the first expansion opportunity that VRXOne has had.

Here’s Dr. Sana Farid on the expansion to Nigeria earlier this year: “Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education."

Nigeria faces an acute shortage of teaching workforce, and VRXOne looks to expand training and empowerment opportunities for the teachers in Nigeria.


The benefits of Immersive Learning are immense, and the consequent impact on the education system is magnificent, not to mention making education accessible to slum schools and refugee schools.

Students are learning and assimilating complex concepts with ease. Moreover, when students combine their learning potential by connecting with other participants of Immersive Learning platforms, great value is added to everybody.

The future is here in the form of Immersive Education, and this is certainly a giant stride towards ensuring Education Equality.

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An Immersive Learning Session with Google Expeditions by Mark Adkins

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The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020

The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020!

The Top Five HealthTech Trends That Will Transform 2020!

Mixed Reality

Illustration : Healthcare Professionals immersed through Mixed Reality Technology

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3D Organon Anatomy Partner with Munfaird for Middle East

3D Organon Anatomy Partner with Munfaird for Middle East

Healium VR

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The hurdle of healthcare accessibility is overcome with remote monitoring and telehealth, and catapulted further with the introduction of 5G.”

— Dr. Sana Farid – Pioneer X-Reality & Ai Strategist

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 31, 2019 / — The definition of healthcare has long been restricted to providing for people after their sickness has been diagnosed. Of late, however, the focus has slowly been shifting towards prevention.

“It’s time to move from reactive sick-care to proactive healthcare by default.” Koen Kas, Healthcare Futurist.

This change in attitude has largely been fostered by technological advancements. Thanks to technology, healthcare experts now have access to previously unavailable data. This makes it possible to monitor patients remotely, fill patient charts faster and optimize diagnosis and treatment time-frames.

The HealthTech industry has grown very rapidly since 2015, and the number of venture-back HealthTech financings has grown by 25%.


Technology can do exciting things for healthcare especially through Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
In the coming year, here are the top five trends in HealthTech to look forward to!


Extended reality is no longer restricted to making video games and CGI for movies. Over the last twenty years, it has evolved vastly and helped develop learning and workplace training.
“Education has found a new dimension with AR/VR technology in the 21st century.”
In the healthcare industry, immersive tools help naïve as well as experienced healthcare practitioners improve their skills without any risk. Learning anatomy is simplified and doctors can perfect difficult procedures in a safe space.
“In 2020, the revenue for VR/AR for education is geared to increase to $300 million, rising to $700 million over the next five years,” suggest reports from Goldman Sachs.


Often, there is a big lag in disease diagnosis. Artificial intelligence has reduced this manifold through deep learning and image detection. This will allow doctors to spend time treating patients rather than handle automatable tasks.

”Over the last decade, AI has become more accurate in its diagnosis, being nearly as perfect as healthcare professionals.”

The healthcare industry deals with big data regularly. Processing this manually is difficult and time-consuming. When AI is used, large chunks of data are analyzed rapidly, speeding up processes.
AI can also help win over patients’ trust by improving data security. Many patients are reluctant to give information because they don’t know who can access it. AI can be used to increase data protection through firewalls, authentication, encryption and the prediction of unusual behavior.


One of the challenges of healthcare is geographical accessibility. Urban residents can access healthcare easily, but people in rural and remote locations cannot.

“The hurdle of healthcare accessibility is overcome with remote monitoring and telehealth, and catapulted further with the introduction of 5G.”

Telehealth and home monitoring make it possible for healthcare practitioners to provide their services without having to meet the patient in person. Although not a holistic response, it can allow doctors to make recommendations and even submit prescription requests.

Augmenting this with AR and VR can bring the doctor’s room to patients’ homes. Thus, they can experience the comfort associated with being in the same physical space as their doctor without leaving their home.

The technological barriers here have been slow network speeds and demanding imaging tools. These congest the network and create a lag in communication that can potentially hurt outcomes.

“5G will hasten image transfer, reduce lag in video appointments, increase the reliability of real-time monitoring and provide rapid access to AI tools.”

With this, as 5G rolls out worldwide, it will make healthcare practitioners more accessible. Patients can look forward to faster diagnosis and treatment, while doctors can optimize their time and prepare for the patient even before arrival.


Virtual reality has applications beyond education in healthcare. The imaging capacities of VR have been used innovatively in medical science.
Some patients cannot be sedated or anesthetized because of their age or health condition. For such patients, more and more hospitals are employing VR headsets. The headsets are fitted with immersive reality, which distracts patients from the pain.

“VR reduces anxiety for patients undergoing complex procedures, and makes the experience less frightening.”

In the coming year, we will see VR expanding to help patients deal with different physical and psychological pain.
Burn patients are very likely to benefit from VR, as their pain cannot be mitigated easily medically. Using immersive reality games such as SnowWorld can help distract them, leading to a 50% reduction in their perception of pain.

Patients of PTSD and phobias often find it difficult to cope with situations in daily life. VR helps with exposure therapy to these triggering stimuli, which hastens the recovery process. Slow exposure has also been found to minimize phobia.


Studying genes and their components can be very tricky, as they are difficult to visualize. Not being able to interact with complex data visually slows pattern recognition in the brain.

Genomics is particularly important because it helps detect genetic disorders early. Diseases like thalassemia are linked to genetics, and early detection helps improve the quality of life for patients.

Dr. Maryam Matar from the UAE Genetics Association asserts the role of technology here, saying, “Genetic testing and newer technologies provide an opportunity to understand our genes better and allow us to take action to help subside those genes by following a healthy lifestyle, sleep and exercise pattern.”
VR and AR are helping researchers view these complex structures in a 3D format. With even simple tools such as headsets, they can interact with their data in a new form.

“With VR, you can walk through the genes, examining them part-by-part and detecting interactions.”

AR takes this a step further by projecting these images, allowing multiple people to access this information at once.


On a global level, these emerging trends have prompted large organizations to focus on technology. Several healthtech events are being organized worldwide, to bring together experts and encourage innovation. The largest health conference in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, Arab Health, is making the tech revolution the focus for its 2020 event.

With its immersive solutions partner, Munfarid, the conference will bring Futuristic Healthcare experiences in Training, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Wellness programs to its attendees. Through initiatives such as #VRforGood and #VRforImpact, these organizations aspire to help the elderly with chronic illnesses and are spreading happiness through improved quality of life for people all around the world.


Technology has been the driving force behind innovation in healthcare and will continue to be so over the coming years. It has made procedures safer, more reliable and optimal.
Through recent advances in AR and VR, patients and practitioners can look forward to a brighter, healthier, and happier 2020!

Hiba Farid
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Global Blood Cancer Drugs Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR of 7.3% During 2018-2022 offers Blood Cancer Drugs Global Market Report 2019 from its research database.

The global blood cancer drugs market was valued at about $33 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $43.74 billion at a CAGR of 7.3% through 2022.”

— Abdul Wasay

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The global blood cancer drugs market was valued at about $33 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $43.74 billion at a CAGR of 7.3% through 2022. The blood cancer drugs market is being driven by the growing death incidences and increasing prevalence of blood cancer cases across the globe. Different types of blood cancers such as lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma and others have different risk factors where some can be controlled or prevented through drug therapies and others may lead to death.

The blood cancer drugs market consists of sales of drugs to treat all types of blood cancers. The blood cancer drugs market excludes biologics and includes establishments that produce drugs used in chemotherapy, surgery and radio therapies for treating leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The blood cancer drugs include Rituaxan/Mabthera (Rituximab), Gleevac/Glivec (Imatinib), Revlimid (Lenalidomide), Velcade (Bortezomib), Tasigna (Nilotinib), Pomalyst (Pomalidomide), Vidaza (Azacitidine), Kyprolis (Carfilzomib), Adcetris (Brentuximab Vedotin) and others

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The global blood cancer drugs market is further segmented based on type and geography.
By Type – The blood cancer drugs market is segmented into leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma
By Geography – The global blood cancer drugs is segmented into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, North America was the largest region in the blood cancer drugs market in 2018, followed by Europe. This region is expected to remain the largest during the next five years. The blood cancer drugs market in Asia Pacific is forecasted to register the highest CAGR during 2018-2023.
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Trends In The Blood Cancer Drugs Market
Companies in the blood cancer drugs market are increasingly investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to save time and reduce research and development costs. AI is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems, which has the potential to surpass human intelligence levels. This technology helps to analyze large sets of chemical and biological data to identify potential drug candidates with higher success rates and at a quicker pace when compared to human analysis. The technology also helps in speeding up the patient recruitment process by matching blood cancer patients with the most relevant clinical trials, thus lowering clinical trial costs. Major blood cancer drug manufacturers such as Roche, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson have already invested in AI technologies to reduce time taken and costs incurred for drug development. For instance, Johnson and Johnson entered into an agreement with BenevolentAI, a UK-based artificial intelligence company (start-up), to mine data for designing new blood cancer drugs.

Major players in the Blood Cancer Drugs market include Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, Bayer AG, Celgene Corporation, Eli Lilly.

Blood Cancer Drugs Global Market Report 2019 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides blood cancer drugs market overviews, analyzes and forecasts blood cancer drugs market size and growth for the global blood cancer drugs market, blood cancer drugs market share, blood cancer drugs market players, blood cancer drugs market size, blood cancer drugs market segments and geographies, blood cancer drugs market trends, blood cancer drugs market drivers and blood cancer drugs market restraints, blood cancer drugs market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The blood cancer drugs market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

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Markets Covered: global blood cancer drugs market
Data Segmentations: Blood cancer drugs market size, global and by country; historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries
Blood Cancer Drugs Market Organizations Covered: Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, Bayer AG, Celgene Corporation, Eli Lilly
Regions: Asia-Pacific, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa.
Time Series: Five years historic (2014-18) and forecast (2018-22).
Other Information And Analyses: PESTEL analysis, blood cancer drugs market customer information, blood cancer drugs market product/service analysis – product examples, blood cancer drugs market trends and opportunities, drivers and restraints, key mergers and acquisitions, key metrics covered: number of enterprises, number of employees, global blood cancer drugs market in 2019 – countries offering most new opportunities

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Strategies For Participants In The Blood Cancer Drugs Industry: the report explains a number of strategies for companies in the blood cancer drugs market, based on industry trends and company analysis.

Opportunities For Companies In The Blood Cancer Drugs Sector: The report reveals where the global blood cancer drugs industry will put on most $ sales up to 2022.

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